Judson Memorial Church will celebrate the 499th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Sunday, October 30 in its 11 a.m. worship service. Costumes are not required but are encouraged.
Judson Memorial Church is a 125 year old post-denominational, God-optional congregation in the heart of Greenwich Village on the South End of Washington Square Park. Founded as an American Baptist Congregation and currently affiliated with both its founder and the United Church of Christ, Judson honors its Reformation past and the New multi-faith Reformation that is already in its first years.
Rabbi Amichai is honored to be representing Lab/Shul by delivering remarks at this historic event, joined by the Muslim Community Network, the New Sanctuary Coalition, Restoration Temple, The “Least of These” Church (The Korean Progressive Church) and others who partner and share space with Judson’s ministries. Over 1700 people per week come through the doors of “the Judson” and 85% of its current program involves the arts and social action. The vital and growing congregation loves to give away (and rent) its gorgeous, large spaces. The worship service will feature new music composed from the heart of “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” as well as a vigorous singing of the famous Reformation hymn in its original version. Because Judson is a designated historical landmark, there will be no nails in the front door nor any theses about which to argue.
Following the service, there will be a dance party, a “Reformation Ball,” and potluck refreshments.
All are welcome.
Click here to read Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper recent article “Jesus Has Left the Building: Celebrating the Next Reformation“
October 30th, 2016
Judson Memorial Church – 55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012