Book Group

The Judson Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. If you would like more information, please contact Mary Russell at mcrussell42 AT or at 718-789-5593. 

Up next: 

  • April 8: The Boys in the Boat
  • May 13: All Over Creation
  • June 10: Talking to the Enemy

The Heart of the Congregation

One of the most poignant moments in Judson's worship is when congregants share what matters to them, in the moment. They globalize the local and localize the global. The announcements open the service, along with the prelude, and locate us in our time and place. In the middle of the service at the prayer section, we rise again, as needed, to express our joys and concerns. If the opening is about community gardens and Ebola in West Africa, the middle is about grandmother's dying and lovers leaving and jobs losing. (Or finding.)

Brevity is an art in these announcements and joys and concerns. It is respect for the community in action and word. 

Second Helpings

Second Helpings are lay-led activities giving extra ways of being in
community. Feed your soul this spring by doing something extra with
other Judson folks. Contact bethene.trexel (at) to list
your ideas for service, learning, fun, whatever.

Friday, May 1, 6:00 pm. Bring food and fun—cartoons, jokes, stories, poems about growing older (maybe a song)—to share as well as ideas for next year, when the Growing Older Together group has its final gathering of the year. Hosts are Ed Powers and Mary Russell, at 7 Gramercy Park (20th Street just east of Park Avenue South), #5B. More information from Alice Deakins, 212-842-8132.

Sunday, May 3, after church. Join other Judson folk having brunch with Ward Sutton, visiting from Costa Rica, at Favela Cubano, 543 LaGuardia Place. More information from Bethene (bethene.trexel (at)

Sunday, May 3, after church. Continue the tradition of every five weeks "walking to the river" with Mary Nell Hawk (mnhwk (at) This time asks this question: What was the Marquis de Lafayette, heroic general of the American Revolution, doing in a rowboat on the lower Hudson? Find out on a stop by a General Lafayette site en route to Pier 40 Hudson River Park ,where there's cocoa, rowing, and/or simply enjoying fresh air and magnificent views.

Safer Injection Kits

Contact Kim Kelly (jackim7 (at) for more information and read more about this important work. 6:00 to 8:00 PM 

  • May 19 - Tuesday
  • June 2 - Tuesday
  • June 18 - Thursday
  • July 9 - Thursday
  • July 21 - Tuesday
  • August 4 - Tuesday
  • August 18 - Tuesday

We assemble between 100-200 kits at each work party. With 25 work parties per year, that's at least 2500 kits that can save lives.

  • 5 - Syringes
  • 5 - Band-Aids
  • 6 - Alcohol pads
  • 5 - Sterile Waters (each contains 2 ml. of water)
  • 2 - Gold/Brass Caps (cookers)
  • 2 - Silver/Aluminum Caps (cookers)
  • 2 - Gauze packs
  • 1 - Cotton pack
  • Instructions sheet regarding safe practices
  • Information sheet about services and hours at the L.E.S.H.R.C.

Judson Study

The 2nd version of the Judson Study - new podcasts/interviews on ministries of Judson - will be rerun starting on Monday April 27th! If you've participated in this before, there'll be a new series of podcast for you next fall. Meanwhile, if you haven't participated in the second version, nows the time to catch up!

And if you don't know about the Judson Study - here's the FAQs:

The interviews in the second version are about our amazing stained glass windows, our stand on Reproductive Rights, Ruby Rims and Teddy Cares, the Congregational Life Committee, and our Community Ministers program!

1. What is it?

Judson Study is an experiment with weekly podcasts that connect Judson activities with scripture and daily text messages that connect all that to daily life. It began in the fall of 2013 with 8 podcasts that reran again in the spring of 2014. A new set of 4 podcast was created and ran for the first time in the fall of 2014.

2. When is it?

April 27th to June 5th - Judson Study runs Monday through Friday each week.

3. What do I have to do?

Provide your cell phone number. Then, weekly, listen to a podcast, read some tweet-sized text messages, think in what might be new ways, and maybe connect with some other folks doing the same thing!

4. What do I get from it?

Three experiences!

- A look inside Judson activities from, possibly, a new perspective
- A look at scripture from, likely, a new perspective
- A look at your daily life from, hopefully, a new perspective

5. What will happen?

Every Monday, you’ll receive a text message with a link to a private podcast on YouTube. You’ll listen to the podcast – usually an interview and some related scripture - and ponder whatever questions it raises.

Tuesday through Friday, you’ll receive short text messages encouraging you to apply what you’ve been thinking about to wherever you are in the world at that time.

At any time, you will be able to access a private website with those links and messages, as well as scriptures, etc. There will also be space there to share comments, ideas, thoughts, etc.

6. How do I get involved?

Easy! Email or text your name and cell phone number to RevBethPerry [AT] or 718-308-5997 (all of that stays private and is not shared with anyone else) or talk to me after worship any Sunday before April 27th!

Addressing Victims’ Needs

Creating Holistic Models of Support for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Thursday, April 16th | 3:00-5:00 PM |
Kimmel Center, New York University, 60 Washington Square South, RM905, New York, New York, 10003 | RSVP

Community experts, Dr. Faye Zakheim, Billye Jones, Priya Chandra, and the Reverend Dr. Donna Schaper, will discuss the creation of holistic models of support for victims of intimate partner violence. Participants will gain insight into the commonly overlooked needs of unique populations and the challenges of building comprehensive services for victims. They will also learn how spiritual life, community integration, and support groups can play a role in the healing process. RSVP is required for all non-NYU guests. Light refreshments will be served.

A Good Place to Hide 

Presenting Peter Grose in conversation with Paul Kutner and Guillaume Marconnet on the occasion of the launch of Peter’s new book

A Good Place to Hide:
How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives

During World War II recounting the heroic story of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, where 3,500 Jews found safe haven from the Nazis. 

Tuesday, April 14, from 3-5pm 

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register at lechambontalk [AT]
(when registering, please specify names of people and number of attendees)


Paul Kutner is a French teacher specializing in World War II, and Guillaume Marconnet, the manager of Le Baratin, spent his childhood summers in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. 

Monday Night Dance

Full Schedule movement research is one of the world's leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. Valuing the individual artist, their creative process and their vital role within society, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost programs that nurture and instigate discourse and experimentation. Movement Research strives to reflect the cultural, political and economic diversity of its moving community, including artists and audiences alike. [Learn more.]

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