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


July 23, 2017

Sermon:  Rev. Travis Norvell Claire Curran

Worship Leader: 

Music: Deb Donley

Ushers:  Eileen McLaughlin, Barbara and Char Engen-Mangskau


Current month's bulletins:

7/23/17 Bulletin / 7/16/17 Bulletin / 7/9/17 Bulletin / 7/2/17 Bulletin 


Current month's newsletter - July 2017 Newsletter

            This week’s announcements - July 21, 2017

  “Sundaes on Sunday” Returns for the Summer! CE is looking forward to hosting this summertime treat after Sunday services on  August 6. Because it worked out so well last year, we’ll once again be serving ‘in the shade of the arcade’ while the kids play and the adults catch up over ice-cream and lemonade.   

Judson Church will host the service at Lake Harriet Bandshell on Sunday, August 6 at 10 am.


The Year to Simplify and Worship in July

The idea came from a conversation Pastor Norvell had with Barb Balcom. “I’m thinking maybe our theme for this coming church year should be THE YEAR OF SIMPLIFYING,” Travis said to the Worship Committee.  He mentioned how that was behind what Barb had developed as the way to do hospitality at Judson in the coming year.

Serving treats on Sunday: keep it simple. Relieve the burden. Share the task. Make it an act of service and blessing rather than just a job to do. Simplify hospitality.

“Maybe we can run with it—The Year to Simplify,”  Travis said. 

* What is the essence of things? What’s important when we strip non-essentials away?

* What were Jesus’ thoughts regarding life’s complications?

* Jesus identified needs; this could be a goal for our congregation.

* We don’t need to be told, we can (proactively) be responsive to the needs of others.

* What spiritual practices add to our lives, without complicating them?

* “Turn down the quiet, so the silence can be heard.”

* Bring blessings to the moment and the person. Judson is good at blessing!

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me: for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.       Matthew 11:28-30


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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