Bring Your Hopes.
Bring Your Doubts.
Feed Your Soul.

Do you know us? We are seekers, believers, doubters, and dreamers who gather each Sunday at the corner of 41st and Harriet. We are married, partnered, single, gay and straight; we are families at all ages and stages of life. We are theologically progressive and politically diverse - and we welcome all.

We are from Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Unitarian and many other faith traditions - and from no tradition. We are Judson Memorial Baptist Church. We strive to learn about and live the love of God.

We invite you to join us any Sunday morning


December 17, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent

Homily: Sermon-in-verse and Christmas Pageant

Worship Leader:  Gayle Foster Lewis

Music: Special Music

Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Mac Chatfield, Eileen McLaughlin


Current month's bulletins:

12/147/17 Bulletin - Insert / 12-10-17 Bulletin /12-3-17 Bulletin / 11-26-17 Bulletin - insert 


Current month's newsletter - December 2017 Newsletter

            This week’s announcements - December 15, 2017

Sara Thomsen and Paula Pedersen present their annual winter concert 7:30 pm on December 15th in Minneapolis at Judson Memorial Baptist Church. Admission is $20 at the door (no advance ticket sales)

This concert is an introspective wandering through the season of winter. Standing outside on a cold, dark night, looking up at the glistening stars, staring down at the sparkling snow... Heading inside in search of warmth and light, food and good cheer. Its a time of nostalgia and reflection. Holidays sprinkle the path: Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas... Beyond the busy bustle and the wrapping hustle, we are left with a search for deeper meaning, a longing for home, for loved ones here, loved ones lost, for peace, for comfort, for wars to end, for hearts to mend. We light candles, sing songs, celebrate, mourn, dance, and somehow deep in the dark and the cold we wander inward, find a spark, kindle hope, and come home.

      Join us for our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24, at 9 pm. All are welcome.    

Worship in December

So come, Christmas, most needed of seasons. Come with the reminder that love does not depend on perfection but on the willingness to risk connection. Come into the unready manger of our hearts that we may feel the warmth of new life and give flesh to the promise of hope that cries to bring healing into our world.    Maureen Killoran

During this busy and potentially stressful time of the year, take time to pause to breathe-to reflect. Take time to remember that we are all connected. Take time to practice compassion and to allow your heart to be open to love and wonder this season – and all seasons! Take time to worship at Judson.

December 17th Third Sunday of Advent Christmas Pageant  / Sermon-in-Verse Worship Leader: Gayle Foster Lewis   

December 24th  (Morning Service) Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflections and Meditations for the Season     Sermon: Rev. G. Travis Norvell   “Poems, Prayers, and Promises”     Time with Children: Travis Norvell and Special Guest  Special Music    

Join us for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 9 p.m., December 24th

December 31st A Service of Sharing Inspirations Sermon: Rev. G. Travis Norvell “Hopes for the New Year” Worship Leader: Polly Schrom Special Music: Char and Barbara Engen-Mangskau


Judson’s Mission: We are a spiritually grounded community united in providing sanctuary for all who enter. We seek to open ourselves to the healing and the transforming power of God’s love as we seek to follow the life of Jesus: honoring our deepest differences, seeking justice and mercy, discovering and implementing our gifts, and nurturing our children.

Faith Formation

 We're excited to have children and youth gathering once again in their small groups during 2nd Hour - Preschoolers and K upstairs in the Preschool Room; 1-4th graders downstairs in the Rainbow Room; and 6-11th grade-guys upstairs in the Providence Room.


Worship and Wonder

Worship and Wonder during the service after Time with Children. (Worship and Wonder: most 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.)

 Weddings at Judson

We at Judson Church celebrate that Love is now the Law in Minnesota. We worked hard to make marriage equality a reality. If you are a same sex couple looking for a welcoming & affirming church to host and celebrate your wedding then we are here to serve. Please go over our wedding brochure and then set up a meeting to speak with our Pastor, The Rev. G. Travis Norvell. To see our wedding brochure, please click "Weddings".  To see the list of fees, please click "fees" and to see our alcohol policy please click "alcohol".

4101 Harriet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409-1442

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