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
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. This is the last one for a while, but that we will resurrect the Death Cafe in some form soon, due to popular demand! FFI Mary Parker, Nancy Gehrenbeck-Miller or Dianne O’Donnell.
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
Day of the Dead Sunday Celebration November 2, 2014
Please bring your photos of those you love who have died to put on our Ofrenda. When you arrive, you can go right up and place your photos there. Or you can place it after the service. There will be no designated time during the service to place photos.
Greetings: by Jan DeNoble and Greg Garman
Invocation: Pastor Walter Lockhart
Casting the Circle: Walker Children
Welcome & Introduction of visitors,
Day of the Dead Reading: Maggie Rozycki
Day of the Dead Ensemble: Steve Sandberg, Steve and Nathan Gehrenbeck-Miller, Joe Hesla, David West, Tom Judge, Jim Feldman, Mary Parker
Puppeteers: Julia and Janie Gehrenbeck-Miller, Terry Roos, Emily Peabody, Howard Kranz, Qyeanna Cross
Prayer for our Ancestors: Terry Roos
Ritual of Remembrance: Bonita Blumenauer, Kelly Waterman
“Gather Round Me, Ones I Love” by Jessica Braun Serris
Body Prayer: Dianne O’Donnell
“Autumn Light” by Howard Kranz
“For A Dancer” by Jackson Brown: Howard and Greg Garman
“Soon I Will Be Done” Walker Singers, directed by Jim Feldman
“Old Man Mose” Day of the Dead Ensemble
Circle of Communion with Joys and Concerns with bread & juice by Bonita Blumenauer
Closing Circle Song: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”
Thanks for Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager, Treats by Carol Felsroon
Hospitality clean-up by Veronica Musong
Community Meal: Tues, Nov 4, 5:30 to 6:45. If you can help, please talk to Walter
Chair Yoga: Wed, Nov 5, 1 to 2 pm. Offered free of charge by Kitty Kuluvar Wednesdays through Nov 19.
Dance the Creation Rehearsal: Thurs Nov 6, 7 to 9 pm. 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 7 to 9 pm on Nov 6, 13 & 20., 7 to 9 pm, Sundays Nov 9 & 16 noon to 2 pm & Saturday, Nov 22, 4 to 6 pm.
Walker Movie Night: Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 in the sanctuary. We will watch “Babette’s Feast”, a beautiful film by Gabriel Axel. It takes place in the mid-1800’s in Denmark, so for many of us Northern European types, these are our ancestors. The film is good food for thought and we will have a chance to talk about it! Free Hot Buttered Popcorn and beverages!
Walker Men’s Group: Sat, Nov 8, 9:30 am in the conference room.
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.
Dance the Creation Rehearsal: Sun, Nov 9, noon to 2 pm. FFI Janet Skidmore
Autoharp Jam: Sun, Nov 9, 3 to 5 pm. FFI Tony Wentersdorf
Democratic Socialists of America meeting: Mon, Nov 10, 6:30 to 8 pm. FFI Deb Ramage
Northland Sustainable Solutions meeting: Mon, Nov 10, 6:30 to 8 pm. FFI Anne Tiller
Community Meal: Tues, Nov 11, 5:30 to 6:45. If you can help, please talk to Walter.
Chair Yoga: Wed, Nov 12, 1 to 2 pm. Offered free of charge by Kitty Kuluvar Wednesdays through Nov 19.
Finance committee meeting: Wed, Nov 12, 3 pm
Trustees meeting: Wed, Nov 12, 6 pm
Bioneers: Wed, Nov 12, 6:30 pm. Pot luck. 7:15 pm. National Bioneers 2012 Plenary speech on DVD by Sandra Steingraber, “The Whole Fracking Enchilada ” 7:50 pm. Local Speaker and Discussion: TBA Free & open to the public
Dance the Creation Rehearsal: Thurs Nov 13, 7 to 9 pm. FFI Janet Skidmore
Initiates: Sun, Nov 16, 8 am to 9:45 am. FFI Howard Kranz 612-598-4795 email@example.com
Dance the Creation Rehearsal: Sun, Nov 16, noon to 2 pm. FFI Janet Skidmore
Staff Parish Relations Committee meeting: Mon, Nov 17. FFI KC Bretzke
Community Meal: Tues, Nov 18, 5:30 to 6:45. Prepared by the Kitchen Cabinet. If you can help, please talk to Sarah Elizabeth.
Chair Yoga: Wed, Nov 19, 1 to 2 pm. The last class by Kitty Kuluvar, many thanks to her!
Bioneers: Wed, Nov 19, 6:30 pm. Potluck. 7:15 pm National Bioneers 2013 Plenary Speech on DVD by Billy Parish, “100% Clean Energy For and By The People” 7:50 pm. Local Speaker and Discussion led by: Laura (Cina) Burrington (staff member), Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. Free and open to the public
Dance the Creation Rehearsal: Thurs, Nov 20, 7 to 9 pm. FFI Janet Skidmore
Women’s Potluck Brunch: Sat, Nov 22, 9:30 am. The Women’s Bruch will be held at Walker Church from now on. All women are welcome, please join us!
Walker Men’s Group: Sat, Nov 22, 9:30 am at the home of one of the group.
Walker Holiday Art Fair: Sat, Nov 22, 10:00am to 4pm, and Sun, Nov 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get an application.
Dance the Creation Rehearsal: Sat, Nov 22, 4 to 6 pm. FFI Janet Skidmore
Community Meal: Tues, Nov 25, 5:30 to 6:45. Prepared by Wesley Foundation students from the U of M.
Church Council meeting: Tues, Nov 25, 7:45 pm
Walker Dance with DJ Santanero: Fri, Nov 28, 7:30 to 10:30 pm.
Walker Silent Auction & Dance: Sat, Dec 13
Bioneers: Wed, Dec 17, 6:30 pm. Potluck. 7:15 – 8:10 pm. Movie “Journey of the Universe”, The Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation, produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Brian Swimme 8:15 pm. Solstice circle meditation and discussion Free and open to the public
Sending Reyna to Europe! Chili cook-off fundraiser; Sat, Dec. 6, 3-7pm. Artisan crafts, treats & music.
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 has two new on-going rental groups:
The Aztec Dancers will be rehearsing here every Monday evening beginning November 10 and a Co-Counseling Group is meeting here every Wednesday through mid-February. If you want more information on either group, please contact Jennifer.
We recently became the fiscal sponsor for Powderhorn Empty Bowls. Information on this organization & their yearly event is below.
Powderhorn Empty Bowls
Friday, November 7, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Powderhorn Park Building (3400 15th Avenue S)
Powderhorn Empty Bowls (PEB) is a wonderful community-building event that will celebrate its 8th Anniversary this coming November. Organized and carried out by a core group with the help of approximately 180 volunteers from the neighborhood this is an all-day event held on the first Friday in November each year. Local potters (including professionals, kids’ programs, and college departments) donate hand-made bowls, bread baked onsite and local volunteers cook soup. Neighbors come together, select a bowl, have a meal of soup and bread, and for this they make a donation.
The net income from the event is donated to help feed the hungry in our neighborhood. This past year proceeds from the event supported the food shelf at the Division of Indian Work, Sisters Camelot, and Youth Farm and Market. The event started as a fundraiser to end hunger. It is apparent to us now that it is also an important community-building event. People come, and many of them spend hours at the park – visiting with neighbors, enjoying the food, which is good beyond description, and feeling good about what we have – and what PEB is trying to share with our neighbors.
In 2013, over 2,200 people came; there were over 2,000 bowls; 200 gallons of soup were served; and PEB grossed over $31,500. In the last seven years because of this event the Powderhorn neighborhood has provided tens of thousands of meals for our neighbors.
Conversations with Friends: One of the speakers at the Vigil for Immigration Reform on October 17 was Rev. John Gutterman, who works with this 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, 7:00 pm at All God’s Children Church, 3100 Park Ave, Mpls. 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.
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