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 14, 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 14, 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 June 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26. All are welcome. Free will offerings welcome If you have questions, please contact Amoke
June 18, 2017
Greetings by Don Browne & Mary Burns
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 # 53 Mitchell Translation followed by 5 minutes of silence
The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance.
Stay centered within the Tao.
When rich speculators prosper while farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible while the poor have nowhere to turn-
all this is robbery and chaos. It is not in keeping with the Tao.
Poetry by David West
Welcome, Announcements & Offering
Special performance by Janet Skidmore
Special Performance by Don Browne
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:1-8
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart
Special Performance by Wayne Bailey
Circle with Joys & Concerns
& sharing of bread & juice brought by Kay Seelhoff
Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee
Community Meal: Tues, June 20, 5:30 to 7 pm. Cook: David West. Please sign up on the clipboards on Sundays if you can help.
Refugees Welcome MN: Tues, June 20, 7 pm to 8:30 pm. A film and discussion: In our current age of resurgent nationalism, anti-migrant xenophobia and increasing border militarization, it can be easy to lose track of the central role that migration has played in shaping the spaces we inhabit. The richness and depth of human history comes from the countless individual and collective journeys that we, or our ancestors before us, have taken to get to where we are now — wherever that might be.
East Lake LOL AA: Wed, June 21, 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 21, 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 June 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26. All are welcome. Free will offerings welcome If you have questions, please contact Amoke
Women’s Brunch: Sat, June 24, 9:30 to noon at KC Bretzke’s
Sunday Celebration June 25 Amoke Kubat will be speaking.
Church Council meeting: Sun, June 25, 12:15 pm. FFI Lulu Philips
Initiates: Sun, June 25, 8:15 to 10:15 in the conference room. FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz
Improvisation Group: Sun, June 25, 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 on July 30, and August 27) All are welcome with no previous experience necessary. FFI Janet
Honor the Earth Teach-in on the planned Line 3 pipeline: Thurs, June 29, 5:30 pm. Sponsored by the Peace with Justice Committee.
Summer Celebration Schedule
In June all our Sunday Celebrations will be in church.
July 2 in Powderhorn Park
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
Kent Eklund performing in Pianos on Parade: Tues, June 20, noon to 1 pm at Mpls Depot 225 3rd Av S and Tues, June 27, noon to 1 pm at Mpls Convention Center, Grant St & 2nd Av. FFI Kent
Other Events & Announcements
Twin Cities PRIDE is June 24 & 25. MN Reconciling Congregations will have a booth in Loring Park open on Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and will participate in the parade on Sunday at 11 a.m. There will be a worship service at the parade line-up site (usually near 3rd Street and Hennepin Ave) just prior to the parade.
Come Meet Your Muslim Neighbors at Taking Heart Open Houses
As Muslims prepare for the sacred month of Ramadan which ends June 24, the Minnesota Council of Churches and the Muslim American Society are again announcing a series of Taking Heart Open Houses. Mosques and Islamic Community Centers throughout the Metro area will be welcoming their non-Muslim neighbors for encounter and learning, capped off by a traditional Ramadan Iftar, or fast-breaking meal.
Please visit www.mnchurches.org to register for one or more of the open houses.
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. There are several Transition groups in the Twin Cities and, interestingly 3 of these are associated with current and former Walker members: Transition Longfellow (Leslie MacKenzie), Corcoran Grows (Joe Hesla), Transition NE Minneapolis (Peter Doughty), Transition North Suburbs, Transition All St. Anthony Park, Transition MacGroveland/Merriam Park, Transition West Side/West St. Paul, and a new group forming in north Minneapolis. To learn more, see the Transition Twin Cities website (www.transitiontwincities.org) or contact Leslie MacKenzie: email@example.com
You are invited to a brand new play by Ted & Company TheaterWorks about the Doctrine of Discovery – the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous peoples. The show will take place on Thursday, June 29, 7 – 9 PM at Calvary Church, 2800 Blaisdell Ave in Minneapolis. The play uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of justice, land use and Indigenous experience. A show about love and loss of land, Discovery nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity. Tickets ($5 – $20 pay what you can) and more information are at this web link: Discovery: A Comic Lament
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