Events & Meetings at Walker Church
- Walker Church Events & Meetings are open to all and are at the church unless noted otherwise.
- Events & Meetings of other groups are open to all unless noted as private.
- Private events and meetings of other groups are listed to show what is happening at Walker each day.
- The calendar on our website WalkerChurch.org lists events & meetings further into the future.
- For more information on any of the events contact the Walker office firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecstatic Movement: Wednesday, June 29, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm. FFI below
Private Honor the Earth Dinner: Thursday, June 30, 6 pm
Private Baptism Celebration: Saturday, July 2, 1 pm to 1 am
Walker Sunday Meditation Group: Sunday, July 3, 9 am to 10 am. FFI below
Sunday Celebration in Powderhorn Park
10:30 am on July 3, 2016
Our Walker Sunday Celebration and the Simpson Church Celebration will be in Powderhorn Park near the corner of 14th Avenue and 33rd Street. And after Celebration we will have a potluck in the park.
(In case of rain the Celebration and potluck will be at Simpson Church 2740 1st Avenue South on the corner of 1st Avenue and 28th Street. Enter through any of the doors on 28th Street.)
Greetings by Jan DeNoble
Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre & Dianne O’Donnell
Communal Reading: Our mission is to nurture spirituality, build caring community & work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.
Lao Tzu #25 followed by 5 minutes of silence
There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born. It is serene. Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present. It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name, I call it the Tao. It flows through all things, inside and outside, and returns to the origin of all things. The Tao is great. The universe is great. Earth is great. People are great.
These are the four great powers. People follow the earth. Earth follows the universe. The universe follows the Tao. The Tao follows only itself.
Poetry reading by Janet Court
Welcome, Announcements & Offering
Communal Songs led by Janet Skidmore
Patriots Dream by Arlo Guthrie
American Tune by Paul Simon
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 66:10-14 by Janet Court
Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her–that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight from her glorious bosom.
For thus says the LORD: I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm, and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bodies shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.
Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart
Special Performance by Janet Skidmore
Circle with Joys & Concerns & Sharing of Bread & Juice brought by Allyson Hayward & Cheryl Kramer & Lonnie Thompson
Communal Closing Song led by Janet Skidmore
This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie Walker Songbook page 132
Hospitality Time: Thanks to the Hospitality Committee for set-up and to Allyson Hayward for treats
Everyone is invited to stay for the potluck!
Walker Morning Coffee Gathering: Monday, July 4, 10 am to noon. FFI below
Walker Community Meal: Tuesday, July 5, 6 pm to 7 pm (doors open at 5:30) Free meals are held every Tuesday and everyone is welcome. This meal will be coordinated by Lulu Philips.
Rosen Movement: Wednesday, July 5, 9 am to 10 am. FFI below
Ecstatic Movement: Wednesday, July 6, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm. FFI below
Political Prisoner Letter Writing: Thursday, July 7, 7 to 9 pm. A small group meets to write letters to political prisoners the 1st Thursday of each month and is open to new participants. FFI Luce
Walker Men’s Potluck Brunch: Saturday, July 9, 9:30 am to noon. The brunch is held the 2nd Saturday of each month in the conference room. FFI Jim Feldman
Private Transforming Families Group: Saturday, July 9, 12:30 to 3:30 pm. This private support group for families with transgender children meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a part of this group contact the Walker office for more information.
Walker Sunday Meditation Group: Sunday, July 10, 9 am to 10 am. FFI below
Walker Sunday Celebration and Children’s Sunday School: Sunday, July 10, 10:30 am to noon with guest speakers Brent and Maya Bender and Tina Cotterman.
Autoharp Jam: Sunday, July 10, 3 pm to 5 pm. Jams are held the 2nd Sunday of each month from 3 pm to 5 pm. FFI Tony Wentersdorf
Walker Morning Coffee Gathering: Monday, July 11, 10 am to noon. FFI below.
The Story: Monday, July 11, 6 pm to 9 pm
Sarah Dagg Massage Therapist: Monday & Tuesday, July 11 & 12, 9 am to 5 pm by appointment in the meditation room. Contact Sarah for appointments: 218-831-9570 email@example.com
Walker Community Meal: Tuesday, July 12, 6 pm to 7 pm (doors open at 5:30) Free meals are held every Tuesday and everyone is welcome. This meal will be coordinated by Don Browne.
Rosen Movement: Wednesday, July 13, 9 am to 10 am. FFI below
Ecstatic Movement: Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm. FFI below
Finance Committee meeting: Wednesday, July 13, 5 pm
Trustees meeting: Wednesday, July 13, 6 pm
Walker Sunday Meditation Group: Sunday, July 17, 9 am to 10 am. FFI below
Walker Initiates: Sunday, July 17, 8:15 am to 10:15 am. The group meets the 3rd Sunday of each month in the conference room. FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz
Walker Sunday Celebration in Powderhorn Park and Children’s Sunday School: Sunday, July 17, 10:30 am to noon. Guest speakers: John & Goran Gustav-Wrathall.
John has a PhD in American religious and social history from the U of M and is the author of “Take the Young Stranger by the Hand: Same-sex dynamics in the Young Men’s Christian Association. He served a mission for the Mormon Church in France and Switzerland, and is active in, though excommunicated from, his LDS ward in south Minneapolis. He is currently president of Affirmation, an international organization for the LGBT Mormons, their families and friends. He teaches at United Theological Seminary, and enjoys writing.
Goran is an artist, dancer, and former Miss Gay 90s. He is a founding member of the Delta chapter of Delta Lambda Phi, an international gay fraternity, and is currently a leader in their alumni association. He works at a downtown Minneapolis law firm and enjoys gardening and world travel.
John and Goran met in 1991, and became a couple one year later. They held a public commitment ceremony in 1995, attended by 110 of their closest friends and family. In 1996 they purchased a home together. In 2007, they became foster parents to Glen Haslerud, and in 2008 they were legally married in Riverside, California. Still madly in love with one another, they look forward to growing old together, as they live lives filled with meaning, friendship and family.
The Story Worship Celebration: Sunday, July 17, 4 pm. Worship celebrations are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. We view ourselves as a messy community embracing the call to whole-heartedly follow Jesus, love our neighbor, and cultivate beauty in our world. For more information: thestory.mn.
Walker Morning Coffee Gathering: Monday, July 18, 10 am to noon. FFI below
Walker Community Meal: Tuesday, July 19, 6 pm to 7 pm (doors open at 5:30) Free meals are held every Tuesday and everyone is welcome. This meal will be coordinated by Lulu Phlips.
Rosen Movement: Wednesday, July, 20, 9 am to 10 am. FFI below
Ecstatic Movement: Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm. FFI below
Walker Women’s Potluck Brunch: Saturday, July 23, 9:30 am to noon at Kristine Smith’s home. The brunch is held 4th Saturday of each month at someone’s home. FFI Lulu Philips
Walker Sunday Meditation Group: Sunday, July 24, 9 am to 10 am in the meditation room. FFI below
Walker Sunday Celebration and Children’s Sunday School: Sunday, July 24, 10:30 am to noon. Guest speakers to be arranged.
Walker BD potluck Lou Tofte: Sunday, July 24
Walker Morning Coffee Gathering: Monday, July 25, 10 am to noon. FFI below
Bluegrass Jam Session: Monday, July 25, 7 pm to 10 pm. These bluegrass and folk jam sessions are held the last Monday of each month in the sanctuary. They are free, open to everyone and for musicians of all abilities. You can come to jam or to listen. Sponsored by MBOTMA (Minnesota Old Time & Bluegrass Music Association) FFI Roy Vanderwerf firstname.lastname@example.org
Walker Community Meal: Tuesday, July 26, 6 pm to 7 pm (doors open at 5:30) Free meals are held every Tuesday and everyone is welcome. This meal will be coordinated by Barbara Hager.
Rosen Movement: Wednesday, July 27, 9 am to 10 am. FFI below
Ecstatic Movement: Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm. FFI below
Walker Sunday Celebration in Powderhorn Park and Children’s Sunday School: Sunday, July 31, 10:30 am to noon with guest speaker Bessie Rose Browne.
The Story Worship Celebration: Sunday, July 31, 4 pm.
Walker Morning Coffee Gathering: Monday, August 1, 10 am to noon. FFI below
National Night Out & Walker Community Meal: Tuesday, August 2. Ignacio Amigon is coordinating the block party that will be held outside. Lulu is working with him on Walker’s contribution to the food.
Walker Sunday Meditation Group meets every Sunday 9 am to 10 am in the meditation room. Everyone is welcome and you can come any week. FFI Tony Wentersdorf
Walker Morning Coffee Gathering is held every Monday at Lake Street Coffee. 3223 East Lake St. Everyone is welcome and you can come any week. FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart.
Rosen Movement meets every Wednesday 9 am to 10 am. This informal group of simple and effective movement with music meets every Wednesday in the sanctuary. It costs $5 to $10 and is open to everyone and you can come any week. The first time you come it is free. FFI Phyllis Wiener email@example.com
Ecstatic Movement meets every Wednesday 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm. Ecstatic Movement is free style movement practice inspired by music and conscious breathe, without any judgment of self or other community participants. It’s about being present with your own energy and discovering your own dance. No previous dance experience is necessary. Class starts with a centering, followed by 80 minutes of incredible music, and ends in stillness with an option to stay for a closing circle. Cost: $10-15. Arrive at 7:15 to check in and warm up. FFI Facebook main page: Ecstatic Movement
Walker Church Sunday Celebrations in Powderhorn Park: July 17, July 31, August 14 & August 28. Celebration is near the corner of 33rd Street & 14th Avenue.
In our Sunday Celebration Services, the final four Sundays in July will be dedicated to the ever-fascinating subject of human sexuality! The Sunday Celebration Committee brings you Brent and Maya Bender and Tina Cotterman on July 10. We present Goran and John Gustav-Wraithal on July 17. (July 24 is still pending). And our very own Bessie Rose Browne will speak on Sunday, July 31! Don’t miss any of these interesting presentations!
A Note from Walter:
Summer is here. As we ponder the warm days and sometimes sticky nights that accompany a Minnesota Summer we are reminded that Minnesotans enjoy the outside. We like to walk in our parks, swim in our lakes, and canoe on our rivers. We can experience the glory of creation without the need for parkas or heavily insulated houses and buildings.
I particularly appreciate that summer brings the sounds of birds into my house when the windows are open. It changes the soundtrack of my day. As I have been spending more time at Star Lake Camp I have been listening to many woodpeckers. The rhythm provides a backdrop to my day as they tap out their continual search for food. When the wind is calm it is possible to listen to several competing base lines.
Spend some time this summer looking at the flowers and listening to the birds. Get outside as you are able and remember that we are integral parts of God’s good creation. Give me a call if you want to get together and talk, have a cup of coffee, or sit and watch the birds.
15 Now Event at Wayne Bailey’s: Sunday, July 17, 5 pm to 8 pm at 3636 Eliot Av So. FFI Wayne or Joe Hesla
Modern Pagans/Ancient Realms Art Show by MCPA-Minneapolis Collective of Pagan Artists: July 8-29 at Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Avenue South in Minneapolis: Explore the contemporary Pagan experience through local artists’ engagement with influences past and present. Featured arties include Bonita Blumenauer.
Opening: Friday, July 8, 6 to 10 pm with Louis Alemayehu giving a spoken word performance at 8 pm.
Gallery Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 5 to 6:45 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 5 pm.
Closing: Friday, July 29, 6 to 10 pm with a Harvest Ritual at 8 pm. FFI Bonita
Walker Church will be the polling place (the place to vote) for residents of Ward 9-Precinct 5 (south of Lake Street, north of 32nd Street, east of 13th Avenue, west of Cedar Avenue) in the Minnesota Primary Election on Tuesday, August 9 & the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8.
Please consider serving as an election judge at one of your neighborhood polls! It’s a great service to your neighbors, and can be done as a paid employee or as a volunteer. Election Judge pay will be $13.30/hour for the August 9 primary and November 8 general election. Voters seeking more information on upcoming elections, how to vote via absentee ballot (no excuse needed!), a link to the Secretary of State’s poll finder, and more can visit the City’s Elections & Voter Services website at: vote.minneapolismn.gov