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Announcements February 10, 2017

 This Sunday’s Worship Information

February 12, 2017 at 9:30 am

Jazz Sunday

Music: Judson-All Stars

               Josh and Scott Johnson-saxophones; Jim ten Bensel-trombone & trumpet;

                    Javier Santiago-piano; Ollie Lyle-Bass; and Scott Simpson-drums

                                                          Barbara York-vocal 

                                                     Special guest: Irv Williams

Worship Leader: Mac Chatfield

Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Dave & Jenny Buck

Second Hour Education-Let’s All Go to the Movies!

We welcome Doug Wallace again to present his insights from Academy Award nominated films viewed through a theological lens. The movies he will talk about are: Fences, Hidden Figures and Lion.



Email Notes from Travis

Well, we had two “normal” Sundays in a row, but we ain’t gonna have three in a row!

This Sunday is Jazz Sunday featuring the Judson All Stars. And really that should be enough for a Sunday, but it ain’t. We will also have with us Laura Alden, Associate Executive Director of Publishing for Judson Press and American Baptist Home Mission Societies. She will be here to share with us about the America for Christ offering and to bring greetings. Surely, that is it. Nope. In addition, we will offer a commissioning for the group who will leave for Oaxaca, Mexico on Feb. 14th. Surely this is all, what else could a small church pack into a Sunday morning. Not even close. This Sunday during Second Hour we welcome back Doug Wallace for his annual discussion on Academy Award nominated films. Wow.

Can’t wait for Sunday…Travis



This Week at Judson

Feb. 12 / Sun. 9:30 am Worship-Jazz Sunday Sanctuary
  10:30 am Fellowship time Ann Judson Room
  11:00 am Second Hour Education  
  11:00 am Youth Mission Trip Meeting Providence Room
  12:00 pm Faith & Spirit Cluster Meeting Library
Feb. 13 / Mon. 6:30 pm Strength Training for Women Library
  6:30 pm CE Meeting Office Area
  6:30 pm JPS Board Meeting Ann Judson Room
  7:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting Library
Feb. 14 / Tues. 11:00 am JPS Meeting Providence Room
  12:30 pm JPS Meeting Ann Judson Room
Feb. 15 / Wed. 12:30 pm JPS Meeting Ann Judson Room
  1:00 pm JPS Meeting Providence Room
  6:30 pm MN Philharmonic Bd Mtg Ann Judson Room
  7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal Library
Feb. 16 / Thurs. 6:30 pm Strength Training for Women Providence Room
Feb. 17 / Fri. 5:30 pm 1/2 Lock-In Youth (2nd grade and up)  
Feb. 18 / Sat. 9:00 am Soup Group Fellowship Hall Kitchen
  10:00 am Art Group Ann Judson Room
  3:00 pm Mpls Trombone Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
Feb. 19 / Sun. 9:30 am Worship Sanctuary
  10:30 am Fellowship Time Ann Judson Room
  11:00 am Second Hour Education  


Knitting Group

Our February meeting will be on Saturday, February 11, at Betty Wedekind’s home located at Address 9117 Utica Avenue So. Please let Betty know if you are coming. The April meeting is tentatively scheduled for Margaret Buystedt’s new home. Do we have a volunteer host for March either in a home or at church?

It is Girl Scout Cookie season!

I will be selling Girl Scout cookies after service this Sunday, February 12. I have Carmel Delites. There are Thin Mints and they’re vegan. I have Shortbread cookies. There are Peanut Butter sandwiches. I have Peanut Butter Patties they are vegan. There are Lemonades and Thanks-a-Lots these are vegan. There are new Girl Scout Smores that have graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate these are vegan. These are all 4$.

I also get gluten-free Trios that are peanut butter oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips. Tell us if you’d like these and we’ll bring them for you next week. They are 5$.

Thank you, Rose the Girl Scout.

Last Call for Recycled Earrings!  

I have had this fundraising idea, and it seems to be working terrifically. Wait until you see the beautiful earrings that will be for sale at VERY affordable prices, recycled from women in Judson Church, namely Fran Hirsch, Diane Kolodziej, Jackie Thureson, Beth Waterhouse, and YOU! They are simply gorgeous. Take this as an opportunity to clear out your jewelry box and recycle your “abundance” to support our church. Bring them Sunday, and I’ll still have time to package and price them for Great Gatherings on Feb 26th. Thank you!  — Beth Waterhouse

Race Matters – January Pot Luck  – 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 5-7 pm

The discussion continues and now we are ready to move in a new direction. If you have been considering joining in on these Race Matters Pot Lucks, please jump in now. While we engaged in some meaty discussion in December and January, in February we will move in a slightly more active direction. We will be engaging with some conversational models to help us get more comfortable and accomplished at having uncomfortable conversations so that we learn to facilitate and lead conversations beyond our doors. Bring a dish to share.RSVP to Leslie Rapp ( Your RSVP helps us plan for room set-up, so thanks for emailing!


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. 

GREAT GATHERINGS SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED BY FEB 19th!! The sooner the better please! Some fun examples from past have been house concerts, chili dinner, MIA tour and Chinese dinner, music lessons, lattes delivered at church, homemade scones, pizza and chocolate cake, weeding and gardening, poetry sharing with dessert and coffee, dinner of thanksgiving leftovers, use of a cabin, and other creative offerings! See the sample list from last year on the table at the back of the church near the big green box. And please think of ways to share your talents or interests, we are glad to help with ideas! Donation descriptions can be sent by email to Ken Rowe at (lowercase L at the end of that) or Kathi at, or you can use the forms near the big green box. Great Gatherings will be great because of YOU!!!!

Phone Directory Update

Have you checked your listing in the phone directory? There is a copy on the card table in the back of the church. Please check your information to make sure that it is correct. Make any changes needed. Also, please check if your birthday is listed. Thank you.

Memorial service for Sydney Rice

On Saturday, February 25th at 11:00 am, we will celebrate the life of Sydney Rice. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Sydney’s name to Judson Memorial Baptist Church, or to the charity closest to your heart. Find a video prepared for Sydney’s 95th birthday at Here is a link to Sydney’s obituary that appeared in the January 29, Sunday paper.

Toy Drive “Donation Box” in Foyer Feb. 6 through Feb. 14

A Judson Preschool parent continues collecting toys through this Tuesday, February 14, for a “toy library” she helps run. No donation is too small!  Any small pieces lying around our houses are welcome and will be added to other similar items to make sets – that lone dinosaur or those 2 matchbox cars your kids don’t play with anymore. What a great way to keep items out of the landfill!

“Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad”

Is now playing at the

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center 
1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis

Check out remaining dates on the link below and call Beth (612-716-0489) if you, your family, or children you know are interested in going! We’ll coordinate a time to go together.

Sara Thomsen  is playing a Roots Cellar concert 

at UBC on Sat. Feb 18 at 7:00 pm.
Tickets prices are: Student/Senior – $10 or General – $15 Tickets are available at the door, at or by calling UBC 612-331-1768.



Mission Giving this past Week

$10 Starfish

$155 America for Christ Offering

$13 Youth Coffee

America for Christ Offering

Last year the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Haggray was installed as the new CEO of American Baptist Home Mission Societies. Since then ABHMS has supported our Race Workshop with Penumbra Theatre, has challenged the denomination to center our churches on Christian social justice, has stood arm-in-arm with our Native American brothers and sisters in Standing Rock, advocated & promoted women in ministry, and has pushed for a more inclusive and welcoming body of believers. So it is with great enthusiasm that Judson is asked to support the America for Christ 2017 offering. The theme for the America for Christ Offering 2017, “Cultivating Leaders, Equipping Disciples, Healing Communities,” inspires and encourages us to partner with American Baptist Churches USA in answering God’s call to live out the Christian faith in transforming individuals, congregations and communities; to develop networks and programs committed to nurturing Christ-centered leaders; and to promote witness and evangelism as well as discipleship and social justice. There will be envelopes in the pews. Please make your check out to Judson Church and write AFC in the memo line. You can put cash in the envelopes.


Resources for upcoming or ongoing activities/events:


Capri Theater

First Thursday of each month – Films and Discussion

Monica has offered her house as a meeting point for people wanting to go to the films as a group.

Moonlight – currently running

Deals with race and gender


 A Good Time for Truth

Collection of Essays – Minnesota writers

The Fire This Time: A new Generation of Writers on Race in America

Collection of Essays and poetry – Jessmyn Ward

March: Book 1

Graphic Novel by Andrew Aydin and John Lewis

Young adult and “up”

The New Jim Crow

By Michelle Alexander

Massive incarceration in the age of “colorblindness”

The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabelle Wilkins

Story of the great migration of African-Americans from the south to industrialized north during the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult – Novel that explores race, privilege, and bias


Rise – Feb. 25 – Penumbra Theater

Similar to the workshop we had at Judson

Tickets through Penumbra

Let’s Talk – Penumbra

90-minute presentations led by Sara Belamy –

Resources for ACTION

Climate March Set for April 29

Easy Action – emails with quick ways to get your voice heard on various issues

This is the signup link:

Livingroom Conversations – Betsy Ford’s resource

Respectful Conversations – MCC

Models for having conversations about race – we will try this out at February Potluck




Article from Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light 

regarding Standing Rock

Here is a link to the article listed above: 

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light-Standing Rock



American Baptist Home Mission Societies 

Joins Christian Leaders Supporting Nonviolent 

Protest at Standing Rock

Here is a link to the article listed above:



Gordon Smith Judson Fund

The Gordon Smith Judson Fund (GSJF) is an endowment fund envisioned and initiated by the generous gift of church member Gordon Smith, then created and sustained by the ongoing support of the congregation of Judson Memorial Baptist Church. Gordon was supported by his church to attend a Baptist Youth Conference in Oslo, Norway. While there, he received what he referred to as his call to a ministry which inspired his subsequent life’s work serving for many years with American Baptist organizations. His desire was to provide opportunities for individuals to continue to move forward the Kingdom of God into the future for posterity. Consequently, the purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to individuals of any age, or groups, who are members of or attend Judson Memorial Baptist Church and who have a plan that meets the vision and requirements outlined. VISION: The fund is designed to be used in any of the following ways:

  1. Keeping our Baptist Heritage of commitment to missions and making a difference in the world alive in future generations. 
  2. Being a catalyst for creating new ways of doing relevant ministry in the world. 
  3. Maintaining Judson’s progressive theology and supporting action reflecting those beliefs related to social justice issues. Here are a couple links to information about the fund and the application for the fund.



Reminder: Sermons & Personal Reflections Videos Available

Most Sundays, the sermon, and personal reflection are videotaped. These videos are posted on the Vimeo video-sharing site at Sermons. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jackie Thureson. 



Regular happenings at Judson Church

Choir rehearsal-Every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 pm (September through May). 

Art Studio-Every Saturday morning from 10 am to 12 pm (September through May)

Knitting Group-Every month on the second Saturday from 1 to 3 pm (September through June). 

Spiritual Voyageurs-The first and third Tuesday evening each month from 7 to 9 pm.

Think Three Sunday-The third Sunday of every month bring three items of food for the food shelf.

Starfish Ministry-The first Sunday of every month accept donations to the Starfish ministry.

Soup Group-The third Saturday of each month in Fellowship Hall Kitchen from 9 to 11:30 am (September through May). 

Women’s Strength Training-Every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Providence Room. For more information, contact Marianna Padilla at

4101 Harriet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409-1442

fax 612-822-8055

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