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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 28, 2016

Sermon: "Watching Jesus Closely"   Rev. Travis Norvell

Worship Leader: Eileen McLaughlin

Music: Doug Weatherhead, Monica Lewis, Linda Nelson, Mike Larsen Van Johnson

Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Craig Wiester, Steve Hirsch



Current month's bulletins:

8-28-16 Bulletin / 8-21-16 Bulletin - Insert / 8-14-16 Bulletin / 8-7-16 Bulletin - Insert


Current month's newsletter - August Newsletter 2016

            This week’s announcements - August 26, 2016

rally sunday September 11, 2016

We will kick off "The Year of Discovering" during the worship service. After the worship service, the Judson community will have the opportunity to discover what committees are planning to do during the 2016-17 year. Then everyone will go to Fellowship Hall for a potluck lunch. The theme for the lunch is "Discovering a New Dish." Please consider preparing and sharing a new dish for the potluck lunch. Or, if you're not that daring, please bring any dish to share. Beverages will be provided. Travis has volunteered to prepare the annual gutter sundae, filled with ice cream and lots of delicious toppings! And, of course, there will be the "frozen t-shirt" contest sponsored by the Christian Education Committee.


Judson Church is taking a break from Street-fest. There will be no Street-fest for 2016


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 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 safe haven, to make of earth a heaven. Give hope to those you encounter, that they may know 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

These last weeks have been a time of great sadness and deep soul searching. More than ever we look forward to time together as the Judson community, renewing our strength and resolve. As we move into the month of August there are several special worship experiences to bring us into community. We will be coming together for our final Breakfast and Blessings of the summer season on August 7th. On August 21st there will be a Blessing of the Beasts, Bikes & Backpacks as August gives way to the new school year and Minnesota’s glorious fall season. We will also welcome Travis back after his time away and we will continue to enjoy the musical talents of our congregation members and friends.

If your floral gardens are in full bloom, please consider sharing some of the beauty for our altar. Barbara York, who creates our altar decorations, would love to use your flowers. Just let her know ( and she’ll arrange to stop by and pick them.  


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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