Weekly Announcements

In chronological order: Walker Events & Meetings-all at the church unless noted otherwise.

& Public Events organized by others that will be held at Walker

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Meeting:  Mon, Dec 8, 6:30 to 8 pm.  FFI Deb Ramage

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 9, 5:30 to 6:45.

Nautilus Music Theater:  Tues, December 9, 7:30 pm. Musical storytelling Tickets: $5 or pay-as-able

Finance committee meeting:  Wed, Dec 10, 3 pm

Trustees meeting: Wed, Dec 10, 6 pm

Membership Task Force meeting:  Thurs, Dec 11, 7 pm in the conference room.  This task force will spend 4 meetings over 8 weeks to listen to walkerites about membership and develop our membership statement. “What does it mean to be a member of Walker Community UMC?”  All are welcome.

Walker Men’s Group (2nd Saturday):  Sat, Dec 13, 9:30 am in the conference room.  FFI Jim Feldman

Walker Church Silent Auction & Community Get-Together:  Saturday, December 13, Auction 6 to 7:15 pm.  Dinner at 6:30. Lasagna, Rice Pilaf, Garlic Bread, Salad, Beverage, Dessert. Adults $12, Children 8-18 $4, under 8 free.  Donated items already include: Massages at Walker, English trifles by Lou, a weekend at the Feldman house, homemade dinners for four…and more to come. RSVP Lulu 612-281-3778 juliajtp@gmail.com

Sunday Celebration: December 14, 10 am. Walker Sunday School Children present our Annual Santa Lucia Ceremony, complete with music, cookies and the Crown of Light!

Celebration committee meeting: Sun, Dec 14, after celebration.  FFI Mary Parker

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 16, 5:30 to 6:45. Prepared by the Kitchen Cabinet

Bioneers: Wed, Dec 17, Potluck at 6:30 pm.  Movie at 7:15 “Journey of the Universe-The Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation” produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Brian Swimme

Solstice circle meditation & discussion at 8:15. Free and open to the public

Blue Christmas Service:  Thurs, Dec 18, 7 to 8 pm. An informal gathering around the fire place for conversation and mutual support as we live with the realities of Joy and Sorrow in this season. All welcome.

Initiates:  Sun, Dec 21, 8 am to 9:45 am in the conference room.  FFI Howard Kranz

Sunday Celebration: December 21, 10 am. The Sunday Celebration Committee with the Walker Children present “The Story of the First Yule” by Andras Corban Arthen. Don’t miss this beautiful story about how YULING came into being.  When winter is too dark and cold, YULING is our best option! Don’t miss this opportunity to YULE!

Winter Solstice: Sun, Dec. 21. Gather at 4 pm, Solstice Candle Ritual from 4:30 to 5:45 pm. On the longest night of the year we gather to celebrate the rebirth of the Sun in our lives.  We will honor the quiet beauty of Winter and bless the Sun by lighting candles to represent what brings light to our lives.  Following the Candle Ritual those who wish may transition into the sanctuary, where a short drum circle with Drum Superior will segue into an evening concert with songwriter Lojo Russo and storyteller/musician Rachel Nelson.  All are welcome.  Free (suggested donation for evening concert $ 7)  FFI Bonita Blumenauer

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 23, 5:30 to 6:45.

Christmas Eve Service: Wednesday,  December 24, 4 pm

The Sunday Celebration Committee presents our beloved Christmas Eve Service with Music and Candlelight and Memories. You will be warmed and comforted by “Emma’s Quilt”. Children are invited to attend this service with their families. Childcare is also available. Come and welcome new birth with us!

Walker Women’s 4th Saturday Brunch:  Sat, Dec 27, 9:30 am in the conference room.  FFI Lulu Philips

Walker Men’s Group (4th Sat) :  Sat, Dec 27, 9:30 am in the home of a group member.  FFI Jim Feldman

MBOTMA Bluegrass Jam:  Mon, Dec 29, 7 pm

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 30, 5:30 to 6:45.

Sunday Prayer & Meditation Circle 8:15-9:30 am.  FFI Nancy Larsen,

Celebration 10 am. Sunday School 10:30 am.

Shabach Tabernacle Service Sundays 1:30 to 3:30 pm. FFI Pastor Daniel Turner

Monday Morning Coffee Gatherings10 am at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 East Lake St.

Walker Singer Rehearsals Tuesdays 6:45 to 7:45 pm.  FFI Jim McCreary.  Community Meal:  5:30 to 6:45 pm

Aztec Dancers Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Open to all.

Rosen Movement Class Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am.  FFI Phyllis Weiner