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


August 20, 2017

Sermon:   "What is Sin?" Rev. David Bloom

Worship Leader: Eileen McLaughlin

Music: Fran Hirsch and Char Engen-Mangskau


Current month's bulletins:

8-20-17 Bulletin /8-13-17 Bulletin / 8-6-17 Bulletin / 7-30-17 Bulletin 


Current month's newsletter - August 2017 Newsletter

            This week’s announcements - August 18, 2017

                       Breakfast and Blessings

                      Sunday, August 20, 2017

Please join the Worship Committee on Sunday, August 20th, for a potluck breakfast worship service. This will be our regular Sunday worship service, but  with food. We will be gathering in Fellowship Hall and will begin at the same time-9:30 am. Please bring a breakfast item to share.  

An Afternoon with the

Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble

James Olcott, director

Sunday, August 20, 2017, Judson Memorial Baptist Church at 3 pm

 The Trumpet Ensemble was at Judson in March as guests of the Minneapolis Trombone Choir. They will perform here on Sunday, August 20 at 3 pm. Some of the music they will be performing includes Soundings, Trumpets (written by director James Olcott), and Triumphant March from Aida, Dance Bohéme from Carmen, a Patriotic Set and the Great Gate of Kiev. It should be a great concert. Besides trumpets, this concert will also include some euphoniums and percussion.

Blessing of the Beasts, Bikes & Backpacks

August 27, 2017 during the service

We will have a  blessing of bikes, backpacks and beasts (animals). More information to follow.


Worship in August

Let the love of all the universe – your love – flow outward, to its height, its depth, its broad extent. You are more than you know, and more beloved than you know. Take up what power is yours to create a safe haven, to make of earth a heaven. Give hope to those you encounter, that they may know the safety from inner and outer harm, be happy and at peace, healthy and strong, caring and joyful. Be the blessing you already are. That is enough. Blessed be.

Adapted from the Karaniya Metta Sutta by John Gibb Millspaugh

As we move into the month of August we look forward to time together as the Judson community, renewing our strength and resolve. We welcome back our pastor Travis and his family after a few well deserved weeks of vacation and we continue to enjoy the musical talents of our congregation members and friends.

We have several special worship experiences to bring us into community during the coming month. On August 6th we will gather at the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 10 am as Judson leads a service for the community. We will come together on August 20th for an always enjoyable Breakfast and Blessing service in Fellowship Hall. As summer draws to a close we will participate in the Blessing of the Beasts, Bikes, and Backpacks on August 27th. Please join us in August!

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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