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


February 25, 2018

Second Sunday of Lent

Sermon: Rev. Travis Norvell

Worship Leader: Jimmi Langemo

Personal Reflection: Dreya Layman

Music: Judson Choir

Ushers: Tom and Evan Zaremba, Paul and Madeline Johnson

Second Hour:

February 25 - It’s Oscar time and that means we welcome Doug Wallace back to Adult Education Second Hour to share his thoughts on some of the nominated films and how the themes impact us as people of faith.  Specific films for Doug’s talk will include “Call Me By Your Name”, “The Darkest Hour”’ and “The Shape of Water”.



Current month's bulletins

2-25-18 Bulletin  /  2-18-18 Bulletin   /  2-11-18 Bulletin  / 2-4-17 Bulletin 


Current month's newsletter - February 2018 Newsletter

            This week’s announcements - February 23, 2018


Lenten Schedule

February 25th 9:30 am Second Sunday in Lent      Second Hour:  Doug Wallace—Academy Awards talk back March 4th 9:30 am Third Sunday in Lent      Second Hour: Pilgrimage series–Jesus Why you be Trippin– Ayo Yetunde March 11th 9:30 am Fourth Sunday in Lent

Second Hour: Pilgrimage series–Jesus Why you be Trippin– Ayo Yetunde

March 18th  9:30 am Fifth Sunday in Lent

Second Hour: Pilgrimage series–Jesus Why you be Trippin– Ayo Yetunde

March 25th 9:30 am Palm Sunday March 29th 6:30 pm Maundy Thursday Service April 1st 9:30 am Easter Service  

Upcoming Events at Judson Church


Bill wrote🎤"All God's Children Got a Place in the Choir"🎶.


Recording artist and folk song legend Bill Staines brings his stories and songs to south Minneapolis on Friday, February 23rd at 7:30pm in the beautiful sanctuary of historic Judson Memorial Baptist Church. Bill Staines has written more than 300 songs and has had his songs recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough, and Jerry Jeff Walker. His music and songs like “All God’s Critters,” “The Roseville Fair,” “Child of Mine,” and “River" have become folk music classics.

On stage, Staines is an intimate, compelling performer, encouraging his audience to sing with him on his chorus songs. He will mix in traditional tunes with his own contemporary folk ballads.

Bill has made numerous radio and television appearances and has been a frequent performer on “A Prairie Home Companion" and now at the historic Judson Memorial Baptist Church. Judson's beautiful sanctuary has wonderful acoustics and is handicapped accessible on Harriet Avenue. Plenty of on-street parking.

General admission at the door. Doors open at 6:45pm. Suggested donation $15.


Minneapolis Trombone Choir

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 18 at 4 pm when Judson Church hosts the 45th Annual Minneapolis Trombone Choir Concert in the sanctuary. There will be new compositions by members of the choir, along with classical, jazz, and contemporary pieces. Suggested donation $15. All proceeds go the Special Music Fund at Judson Church.


"Dinner and a Show" returns

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 7 at  Judson Church when Doug Weatherhead and Van Johnson will again host “Dinner and a Show”.  More information to follow.

Worship in February

Take an opportunity to slow down, to meander rather than to rush, to allow life to sink in a bit, to find ways to go deeper and not always stay on the surface. Take time to observe, to pay attention, and then to act — and in so doing provide the space to move from the rush to replenish. When we take this practice seriously, we plant its blessings so that they benefit not only us in our lives for this season, but also extend to the world around us. Erin Dunigan

Find replenishment at Judson during this quiet time just before Lent. Gather as a community for Communion on February 4th. Sway to the Jazz music on February 11th. Celebrate and reflect on Black History Month on February 18th. Be inspired by the personal reflections, sermons and choir music throughout the month. Just come and be.

February 25th - Second Sunday of Lent Sermon: “Wilderness Christianity” Rev. G. Travis Norvell Worship Leader: Jimmi Langemo Personal Reflection: Dreya Layman Music: Judson Choir


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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