Book Group

The Judson Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be on March 11th at 6:30pm; the book to be discussed is The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty. The meeting will take place at the home of Betty Mackintosh in Chelsea.

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

Second Helpings   

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

Friday, March 6, 6:00 pm. Discuss The Bittersweet Season, led by Marlyn Klee, and learn more about Medicaid from Bethene Trexel, when the GOT group gathers at Jon Tenney and Bethene Trexel's home. Tours of their renovated for accessibility home will also be given upon request. Details from Bethene (bethene.trexel (at) or Alice Deakins at 212-842-8132.

Sunday, March 8, after church. Hear about the powerful experience of a Bearing Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers, in Auschwitz, Poland, from Susan Deisroth (sdeisroth (at) in the front of the Meeting Room.

Doula Program Benefit Concert & Reception

Sunday March 8th, 4:00 PM 

There are thousands of people in New York City facing the end of life with no family or friends. The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort (the only not for profit organization of its kind in the USA) was founded on the belief that people should not have to face the end of their life alone. We recruit, train and supervise committed volunteers who visit weekly until the person dies. These meaningful relationships can last from days to years. The Doula Program relies entirely on private donations for its survival. Please come to this event and ensure that the ever growing needs in this City can continue to be met.

John Bellemer, Tenor

La Fenice, Venice ; Maggio Musicale, Florence
Featured as Faust in Spielberg’s “Lincoln”




Sarah Blaze, Mezzo-Soprano

Cabaret: Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex
Film: Beaches, Down in Flames, and Lies I Told My Little Sister
Stage: The Bonus Army, Always…Patsy Cline


David Holkeboer, Pianist

Collaborative pianist and artist, (including -Chamber Opera Theatre of New York, Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Italy’s Opera Lirica and more)

Song selections from the British Isles, Europe, and American Music Theater
Preview Screening of the Doula Program’s Documentary Film

Raffle and Wine Reception to follow.

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, NY 10012

Purchase Tickets or learn more at, 212 706 0398.

Safer Injection Kits

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

  • Tuesday, March 3
  • Thursday, March 19
  • Tuesday, March 31
  • Thursday, April 16
  • Tuesday, April 28

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.

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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