Upcoming Events and Meetings
- All meetings and events listed are
- at Walker Church unless noted otherwise
- See our website Calendar walkerchurch.org for happenings further into the future.
- For more information please contact the Walker office firstname.lastname@example.org
East Lake LOL AA: Wed, June 28, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This mixed, open AA group meets weekly at Walker in the conference room.
Ifa/Orisa Class taught by Amoke Kubat: Wed, June 28, 6:30 to 8 pm in the dining hall. Amoke Kubat, an Iyanifa and priestess of Yemoja, will give an overview of IFA/Orisa, the spiritual practice of Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria and diasporic communities worldwide. Following classes will be 6:30 to 8:30 on Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26. All are welcome. Free will offerings welcome If you have questions, please contact Amoke
Honor the Earth Teach-in on the planned Line 3 pipeline: Thurs, June 29, 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
5:30 – Arrive, mingle, and settle in!
6:00 – Opening of event and beginning of panel discussion
6:45 – Questions for panelists
7:00 – Break-out discussion groups begin
7:45 – Wrap-up
8:00 – 8:30 – Refreshments / continued discussions
Energy giant Enbridge wants to expand and reroute a pipeline carrying the dirtiest oil in the world, Canadian Tar Sands crude oil, from Alberta to Duluth/Superior – passing through 337 miles of northern Minnesota. For those who are familiar, proposed Line 3 is MN’s version of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Enbridge Line 3 project threatens the Mississippi headwaters, the most pristine wild rice beds in North America, and violates indigenous treaty rights and territories.
Please join us for a teach-in to learn more about the proposed line, the abandonment of the existing Line 3, and find out what you can do to help stop it. We encourage you to bring your youth as we will have youth intervenors in the public process speaking about their involvement in stopping Line 3! FFI Honor the Earth Facebook page. Sponsored by the Peace with Justice Committee.
Sunday Celebration 10:30 am
in Powderhorn Park near the corner of 14th Avenue & 33rd Street
July 2, 2017
Greetings by Jan Werness & Greg Garman
Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre & Dianne O’Donnell
Celebration led by Pastor Walter Lockhart
Communal Reading: Our mission is to nurture spirituality, build caring community & work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.
Lao Tzu # 43 followed by 5 minutes of silence
The gentlest thing in the world overcomes the hardest thing in the world.
That which has no substance enters where there is no space.
This shows the value of non-action.
Teaching without words, performing without actions: that is the Master’s way.
Poetry by Kent Eklund
Welcome, Announcements & Offering
Scripture Reading Matthew 10:40-42 by Nancy Larsen
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple — truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”
Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart
Special Performance by Anne Hamre & Mary Parker
Circle with Joys & Concerns
& sharing of bread & juice brought by Kay Seelhoff
Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee and for Linda Berglin for treats
Refugees Welcome MN: Sun, July 2, 7 pm. Fighting against all borders and the institutions which enforce them so that we can build a stronger and more vibrant world for all! All are welcome!
Community Meal: Tues, July 4, 5:30 to 7 pm. Cook: Walter Lockhart. Please sign up on the clipboards on Sundays if you can help.
East Lake LOL AA: Wed, July 5, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This mixed, open AA group meets weekly at Walker in the conference room.
Ifa/Orisa Class taught by Amoke Kubat: Wed, July 5, 6:30 to 8 pm in the dining hall. Amoke Kubat, an Iyanifa and priestess of Yemoja, will give an overview of IFA/Orisa, the spiritual practice of Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria and diasporic communities worldwide. Following classes will be 6:30 to 8:30 on Wednesdays July 12, 19, 26. All are welcome. Free will offerings welcome If you have questions, please contact Amoke
Community Meal: Tues, July 11, 5:30 to 7 pm. Cook: ___________. Please sign up on the clipboards on Sundays if you can help.
Tiyumba dance group performance-a fundraiser for a school in Ghana School: Mon, July 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tiyumba Drum and Dance Company is hosting a fundraising event to support the work of the M’bangba Cultural School in Ghana. Join us Monday, July 17 for an interactive evening of drumming, dancing, silent auction, video, and giving! M’bangba Cultural School offers a space where children learn about their culture and history through traditional drumming and dances. In addition, the school supports many children through financial assistance to attend school and meet their basic needs. M’bangba Cultural School offers a place for adults and children to gather to learn and celebrate their cultural heritage and community. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to contribute to funds supporting the childrens’ formal public education (tuition fees, uniforms, books and supplies) as well as provide adequate drums and costumes for the daily practice and participation at M’bangba Cultural School. Any contribution is appreciated!
RESISTFEST!!! Summer concert Resisting & Raising money for the ACLU: Friday, July 21, 7 pm.
“Harmony Largo,” (duo of Jim Kantorowicz & Alice Browne), The Fireroast Mountain Boys and other local singing acts and bands will be performing at Walker Church. Suggested donation $ 8 The event is being organized by Alice Browne, you can contact her for further information.
Bluegrass Jam: Mon, July 24, 7 to 10 pm
Improvisation Group: Sun, July 30, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in the sanctuary to explore group reading and group dance, led by Janet Skidmore. (They will also meet August 27) All are welcome with no previous experience necessary. FFI Janet
Summer Celebration Schedule
July 2 in Powderhorn Park near the corner of 14th Avenue & 33rd Street
July 9 in the church
July 16 in Powderhorn Park
July 23 in the church
August 6 in the yard at church
August 13 in the church
August 20 in Powderhorn Park–for the last time this summer
Other Events & Announcements
Transition National Gathering, July 27-30
Several current and former Walker Church members are involved with local Transition groups in the Twin Cities – Leslie Mackenzie, Peter Foster, Peter Doughty, Paula Holden, and Joe Hesla, among them. (Transition is a global, citizen-led movement of people taking action to reduce their carbon footprint, prepare for a changing climate, relocalize their economy and build resilient, socially connected communities.)
Leslie would like to share information about an upcoming one-of-a-kind event happening here in the Twin Cities that would be of interest to Walker members.
“Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities” is the theme of the 1st National Transition Gathering, taking place at Macalester College, July 27 to 30. With more than 70 presenters from Minnesota, across the nation and across the globe, it will bring information and inspiration to anyone working on community-based projects to build economically and environmentally sustainable communities.
The event kicks off Thurs., July 27, with intensive workshops on topics of building local economic resilience, community rights, inner resilience, shaping local policy and techniques for effective collaboration for working groups. Thursday evening features a screening of the award-winning French documentary, Demain (Tomorrow), which showcases what communities around the world are doing to meet environmental and social challenges.
Friday, July 28 features keynote speaker Richard Heinberg, a senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, speaking on “Transition in the Age of Denial.” The federal government may have stepped away from the Paris agreement on climate, local governments, community members, and businesses are looking – and working – to achieve a more sustainable, fossil fuel free future.
The main gathering, on Sat., July 29 and Sun., July 30, includes 39 concurrent workshops with experts and community members from around the U.S. sharing stories of success and skills for building resilience and sustainability at all levels – individual, household, neighborhood, and city. There are two workshops specifically addressing faith and faith communities. Saturday evening features keynote speaker Phyllis Young, Standing Rock Elder and Water Protector, followed by music.
To learn more about the National Gathering, see www.transitiongathering.org.
There are work-trade opportunities available for local residents who would like to help at the event for a significantly reduced entry free. The local organizers are also seeking homestay opportunities for out-of-town speakers and attendees. If you can assist with a homestay, please contact Leslie Mackenzie at email@example.com.
Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups
Circle Gathering: Sundays 9 to 10 am. The circle is currently discussing the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn. FFI Mary Parker & Tony Wentersdorf
Coffee Gathering: Mondays 10 to noon at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 E Lake St. FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart
Community Meal: Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm. Free, everyone welcome!
Walker Singers are on Summer Break and will resume on September 5 led by Jim McCreary
Initiates: Usually meets the 3rd Sunday of each month 8:15 to 10:15 am in the conference room. FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz
Men’s Potluck Brunch: 2nd Saturday of each month at someone’s home.
Women’s Potluck Brunch: 4th Saturday of each month at someone’s home. FFI Lulu Philips
Open Flow Forum: 1st Thursday of each month 7 to 9 pm. A group of artists with disabilities FFI Tara Innmon or Kip Shane
Health & Wellness Services by Walkerites
Alice Browne Music Lessons, Therapy & Sound Healing: Thursdays & Fridays by appointment. Lessons in beginning piano, guitar, fiddle, all levels of voice and Sound Healing-a massage of sound vibrations. Contact Alice 612-860-6644 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Dagg Massage Therapist: Two days each month between 9 am to 5 pm by appointment. Contact Sarah 218-831-9570 email@example.com
Other on-going groups meeting at Walker
East Lake LOL AA: A mixed, open AA group that meets every Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Rosen Movement: Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am for simple movement with music. Open to all, come any week, cost: $5 to $10. FFI Phyllis Wiener firstname.lastname@example.org
Aware Dance: Wednesdays 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm. Free style movement with music. Cost: $10-15. FFI Facebook Aware Dance & Movement
Hoop Twin Cities: is taking a break and will meet next Tuesdays July 11-15 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Free hoola hooping for all ages FFI email@example.com
Queer Birth Project: 2nd Saturday of each month 10 to noon. LGBTQ new parent support group www.queerbirthproject.com
Private Transforming Families Group: 2nd Saturday of each 1 to 3 pm. Support for families with transgender children FFI Walker office.
Autoharp Jams: 2nd Sunday of each month 3 to 5 pm. FFI Tony Wentersdorf
Bluegrass Jam: Last Monday of each month 7 to 10 pm. Free, come to jam or listen. FFI Roy Vanderwerf firstname.lastname@example.org
Neurodiversity Group: 2nd Thursday of each month 7 to 9 pm led by Paul Johnson. Free emotional support for adults on the autism spectrum. Pljohnson46@yahoo.com