Julia Budlong

Julia Budlong

1920 - 1922

Julia N. Budlong began her ministry with as much energy as had Caroline Bartlett thirty-one years earlier. She initiated a Saturday kindergarten and bought a movie projector; the women of the church opened a delicatessen shop; and Julia proposed a monthly lunch or dinner meeting with the men of the church. She contracted polio in the fall of 1921, and her mother, Minna Budlong soon replaced her in the pulpit. Julia resigned her ministry and went south to continue her recovery. She was reported to be well and preaching at a young people's conference in California in 1924 and to have married that same year.