In chronological order: Walker Events & Meetings all at the church unless noted otherwise, and public events organized by others that will be held at Walker.
Thurs, Oct 23, 6-9 pm;
Fri, Oct 24, noon-8pm;
Sat, Oct 25, 9-4 & Sun,
Oct 26, noon-3.
The Death Café: Thurs, Oct 23, 6:30 to 8 pm.
Men’s Group: Sat, Oct 25, 9:30 am in the home of David West. FFI Jim Feldman
Bonnie Beckel’s 60th Birthday Party: Sat, Oct 25, 6:30 pm in the dining hall. Come on down! Bring a snack to share. An alcohol free event. No presents, just your presence! Come ready to dance!
Sunday Celebration October 26, 2014
Greetings by Don Browne & Carole Megarry
Communal Singing led by David West
Lao Tzu # 80 followed by 5 minutes of silence.
If a country is governed wisely, its inhabitants will be content.
They enjoy the labor of their hands and don’t waste time inventing labor-saving machines.
Since they dearly love their homes, they aren’t interested in travel.
There may be a few wagons and boats, but these don’t go anywhere.
There may be an arsenal of weapons, but nobody ever uses them.
People enjoy their food, take pleasure in being with their families, spend weekends working in their gardens,
delight in the doings of the neighborhood.
And even though the next country is so close that people can hear its roosters crowing and its dogs barking,
they are content to die of old age without ever having gone to see it.
Poetry by Bonita Blumenauer
Scripture Reading Matthew 22:34-46 by Anne Tiller
When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart
Special Performance by Don Browne
Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Linda Berglin
Thanks for Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager,
Hospitality treats by
Help is needed with Hospitality clean-up
Community Meal: Tues, Oct 28, 5:30 to 6:45. Meals are free and everyone is invited. Students from the Wesley Foundation on the U of M campus will be preparing this meal.
Chair Yoga: Wednesday, Oct 29, 1 to 2 pm
All Church Financial Survival Meeting: Wed, Oct 29, 6:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come. At this time we need all the community to come forward and work towards a plan for our future.
Maggie Rozycki Art Closing Party Thurs. Oct. 30, 6:30 – 9:00. For the work that is in Sanctuary for the month of October. According to the Church Year, this Is the beginning of the descent into darkness.
The Death Café: Thurs, Oct 30, 6:30 to 8 pm. (The last Death Café.)
Samhain: Fri, Oct 31, 7 pm. FFI Dianne O’Donnell
El dia de los Muertos Dance with El Cachorro y Su Tuba Nortena: Sat, Nov 1, 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Wear a costume if you wish. All ages welcome. $ 10 donation requested, no one turned away. FFI Steve Sandberg
The Fireroast Mountain Boys- Still on Fire: Saturday, November 8, 7pm. The Fireroast Mountain Boys are recording live at Walker Church like we did at the old place over 7 years ago. Since you all sounded so great on that one we thought we’d invite you back to laugh, applaud and sing a long again with us. We’re also featuring a special guitarist option; play along on Guitar Jam as we try to set a new record for number of guitars on one song at Walker Church (currently the record is 17). Tickets are 10 dollars in advance and 12 dollars at the door. Other treats include a never before recorded Howard Kranz song and perhaps a bake sale if someone wants to take up that mantle. See or call David West for more info or advance tickets 612 419 6849.
Sending Reyna to Europe! Chili cook-off fundraiser; Sat, Dec. 6, 3-7pm. Artisan crafts, treats & music. Contact Leah Seelhoff 612-281-4258. firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Sunday: Prayer & Meditation Circle 8:15-9:30 am FFI Nancy Larsen,
Sunday Celebration 10 am with Children’s Sunday School 10:30 am.
Every Tuesday: Walker Singer Rehearse 6:45 to 7:45 pm. FFI Jim Feldman
WALKER COMMUNITY ARTISTS WANTED for the return of the Walker Holiday Art Fair,
Saturday, November 22, 10:00am to 4pm, and Sunday, November 23, 12:00pm to 4pm
We have a beautiful new community room off the kitchen in which to resume our annual sale of your arts and crafts in time for holiday shopping. No application fee; 15% of your (pretax) sales to Walker Church. Contact email@example.com to get an application.
Dance the Creation will be performed for celebration on November 23, November 30, and December 7.
If you want to join the dancers, you need have no previous dance experience. Rehearsal times will be Thursdays Nov 6, 13 & 20, 7 to 9 pm, Sun, Nov 16, noon to 2 pm & Sat, Nov 22, 4 to 6 pm. If interested, please contact me at 612-965-3335, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORK COURAGEOUSLY FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE AND MERCY:
One of the speakers at the Vigil for Immigration Reform on October 17 was Rev. John Gutterman, covenant minister at UCC New Brighton. He works with a program called Conversations with Friends, which is an interfaith program opposing current harsh immigration policies and working to ease, by visiting them, the isolation and misery of those currently locked up in MN detention centers.
As part of our social justice mission at Walker Church, I propose that a group of us sign up for the training sessions to be detainee visitors. The trainings are to be two Mondays, Jan. 5 and 12, 2015, time and location not yet set. You don’t have to commit to visiting if you take the training, but can decide afterward.
I also propose that if some of us follow through and begin to do detainee visiting, we have a support group to meet periodically and debrief about our experiences and possibly do other programs to try to change the current immigration policies, which are cruel and destructive.
Please contact Deb at email@example.com if you want to join me in this mission of “comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.”
GLOBAL WARMING: An LGBTQ Human Rights Issue: Wed. Oct. 29 at 7:00 pm at All God’s Children Church, 3100 Park Ave, Mpls. How does Climate Change affect the LGBTQ community? Why does Climate Change matter to LGBTQ people and those who work for LGBTQ justice? How are LGBTQ folks specially positioned to creatively consider Global Warming and develop strategies for addressing it? Co-sponsored with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light. Visit the AGC website for more information.
Transfigurations. Transgressing Gender in the Bible. Thurs, Oct 30, 7pm at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Free Will Offering. In this one person play, theatrical performance activist Peterson Toscano unearths transgender Bible characters- those people who do not fit in the gender binary, and who in transgressing and transcending gender, find themselves at the center of some of the Bible’s most important stories.
Bishop Ough’s Day in the District: Sun, Nov 23, 2 to 4 pm at Faith UMC-St. Anthony, 2709 33rd Ave NE Saint Anthony, MN 55418. You are invited to the program “Reaching New People in a Changing World” featuring inspiring teaching by Bishop Bruce Ough and beautiful music from the Faith UMC Choir