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



Second Sunday after Epiphany 

January 22, 2017

Sermon: "Blues Service"- Rev. Travis Norvell

Worship Leader: Ryan O'Donnell

Music: Jimmi Langemo and the Band of Souls

Ushers:  Dave Zumeta, Eileen McLaughlin

Second Hour will be downstairs this Sunday! We welcome Jerie Smith, Volunteer Coordinator with Aurora Center and Jonathan Andicoechea, a student Volunteer, will lead a discussion about sexual assault on the University of Minnesota Campus. The Aurora Center provides free and confidential crisis intervention to victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. The Aurora Center is a place for ALL people affiliated with the University of Minnesota or Augsburg College impacted or concerned about sexual or relationship violence.

One Great Hour of Sharing Collection Sunday

The theme this year for One Great Hour of Sharing is "Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will Stay." (Ruth 1:16)  OGHS supports disaster relief, development projects, and refugee ministries of the American Baptist Churches and its partners. On January 22nd, Judson will be taking an offering for One Great Hour of Sharing. You can write a check to Judson with OGHS in the memo line or put cash in the envelopes that will be provided in the pews. Thank you for your continued support of the One Great Hour of Sharing offering!


Current month's bulletins:

1-22-17 Bulletin / 1-15-17 Bulletin - Insert / 1-8-17 Bulletin - Insert 


Current month's newsletter - January 2017 Newsletter

            This week’s announcements - January 20, 2017


HEAR YE, HEAR YE—Save Feb 26th for Judson's largest “Year of Discovery” Winter Event.

The Winter Event includes: Great Gatherings with Silent Auction, the Sunday Service, and a Judson Youth Pancake Fundraiser Breakfast. All this is happening in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Feb 26th. Discover huge bargains at the Great Gatherings Silent Auction, while discovering Judson kids' cooking talent, all while hearing a pre-Lenten message from pastor and choir. AND remember, to contact Ken Rowe ( (the end of ken’s email is a small l not a 1) and Kathi Blomquist ( with your Silent Auction offerings .

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 January: Joyful Christmas, Blessed New Year

The Christmas season is tiring. It starts before Thanksgiving, with screaming sales coming from all directions. We make lists, put out decorations, set up a tree, buy gifts, bake cookies, and send Christmas cards (or not), wrap gifts, travel to family and friends.


That’s the way our society does it, and most of us join in. Nothing wrong with that. We also cram in a Christmas concert, caroling, a pageant, Christmas Eve service, and a few good deeds. Then it’s done, and we get into the routine of the New Year.


For us Christians, Christmas starts on December 25, the celebration continues for 12 days (with none of the above pressures) and ends on January 6—Epiphany. Epiphany means “appearance” or “manifestation.” Relax! So January starts with the true Christian celebration, moving us gently into a new year with a heightened awareness of Christ Jesus. May we all look forward, with joy, peace, and hope. Come to Judson in 2017:  worship; be a blessing; receive a blessing.


January 22nd 

Homily: Rev. G. Travis Norvell

           “Blues Service”

Worship Leader: Ryan O’Donnell

Music: Jimmi Langemo an the Band of Souls

January 29th

Homily: Rev. G. Travis Norvell

“The Gospel in 140 Characters”

Worship Leader: Sandi Knoche

Music: Judson Choir


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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