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  


October 23, 2016

Sermon:  "We're Gonna Make It After All" Rev. Dr. Nadean Bishop

Worship Leader: Wendell Powers

Personal Reflection: Beth Waterhouse

Music: Judson Choir

Ushers: Joel Frederickson, George & Karen Burbie

Second Hour Education: 

              Discovering One Another will be led by Karla McGray


Current month's bulletins:

10-23-16 Bulletin / 10-16-16 Bulletin / 10-9-16 Bulletin - Insert 


Current month's newsletter - October Newsletter 2016

            This week’s announcements - October 21 2016


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The "Requiem" written by our own Doug Weatherhead will be Judson's Fall Concert this year. It was first premiered on Sunday, November 1, 2009, as part of our Sunday morning service. The concert will take place on Sunday, November 13 at 4 pm and there will be a free will offering. In addition to the Judson Choir, there will also be  soloists and a chamber orchestra. 

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.)

Worship in October

“Children are a heritage from God, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”                                         Psalm 127, 3-5

Recently Travis said he likes babies in church because his ratings go up. Nobody remembers what he said in his sermon; instead, people focus on the babies and are left with a generally good feeling. Judson strives to be inclusive and that includes babies! When you think your baby is fussing too much, don’t go rushing out of the sanctuary. Instead, remember that you are helping Travis’ ratings. If you really want to move a bit, the Building Committee has created a special space for youngsters in back of the sanctuary with rocking chairs for frazzled parents.

October is another busy month at Judson. The first Sunday is World Communion Day with breads at the center of our service. October 23 we celebrate Children’s Sabbath and October 30 Reformation Sunday. On that day the Minneapolis Institute of Arts premiers an exhibition on Martin Luther and the Reformation, including gorgeous paintings, sculpture, gold, textiles and other artifacts, shedding new light on this influential man and the era.

This month you will see some new faces serving as worship leader. We are grateful to the many people who contributed to Judson’s services in the past and we will continue to see them as worship leaders. We did want, however, to invite our more recent friends to serve. So when you see a new face acting as worship leader, be sure to stop and thank them – and, for that matter, the familiar faces too. If you would like to be a worship leader one Sunday, by leading us in the Welcome and reading the first Lesson, let us know by contacting the office or calling Keith Ford.

In Gratitude

Keith Ford (612-822-9323; for the Worship Committee

 October 2 

* World Communion Sunday * Sermon by Travis Norvell: 632 “Friends” & Still Lonely * Worship Leader: Wayne Urbaniak * Music by the Judson Choir * Second Hour—Sermon Talk Back

October 9 October 30

* Sermon by Travis Norvell: Where Do You Hurt? * Reformation Sunday * Worship Leader: Gretchen Williams * Sermon by Travis Norvell * Personal Reflection: Jeanne McKusick * Worship Leader: Laquita Powers * Music by the Judson Choir * Personal Reflection: George Burbie * Second Hour—Book Launch for Luise Forseth * Music by Judson Choir

October 16

* Sermon by Travis Norvell:  In Search of Wisdom, Not a Lecture * Worship Leader: Catalina Martinez * Personal Reflection: Wendell Powers * Music by the Judson Choir * Celebration of the renovation and completion of the Judson Capital Campaign

October 23

 * Sermon by Rev. Dr. Nadean Bishop  * Worship Leader: Wendell Powers  * Personal Reflection: Beth Waterhouse  * Music by the Judson Choir  * Second Hour—Discovering One

October 30

* Reformation Sunday * Sermon by Travis Norvell * Worship Leader: Laquita Powers * Personal Reflection: George Burbie * Music by Judson Choir * Second Hour—Missions/Shapan Orphanage


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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