Announcements July 26, 2017

Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • All meetings and events listed are at Walker Church unless noted otherwise
  • See our website Calendar for happenings further into the future.
  • For more information please contact the Walker office



A Celebration of the Life of Patricia Watkins will be held here at Walker Church on Saturday, July 29 with visitation beginning at 10 am and an 11 am service followed by a luncheon at about noon.

Please be aware that the luncheon is not a potluck but rather a fully catered lunch.  The caterers are bringing in all the food, setting it up and taking care of clean-up so everyone coming to the Celebration can gather and have time to converse during the lunch.

Also, be aware that Walker will have use of a parking lot on Saturday and there will be a Walker Church sign by its entrance:  Walker is on the corner of 16th Avenue and 31st Street.  From that corner go north on 16th Avenue towards Lake Street. On the west side of the street you will pass 5 houses and then a big parking lot that has no entrance. You can park in the next small lot that has an entrance just south of the utility pole (Be sure NOT to park in the lot with a sign reading 1527 E Lake Building Parking Only- they may tow from that lot.)



Sunday Celebration

July 30, 2017

10:30 am in the church

Greetings by Laurie Watkins-Melby & Jan DeNoble

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.

Opening by Al Hildenbrand

Lao Tzu followed by 5 minutes of silence

Poetry by Cheryl Kramer

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading by Nancy Larsen

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart   

Special Performance by Conrad deFiebre & Dianne O’Donnell

Circle with Joys & Concerns

& sharing of bread & juice brought by Kay Seelhoff

Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee and for treats


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


Bluegrass Jam: Mon, July 31, 7 pm-10 pm Free, come to jam or listen.


Community Meal:  Tues, Aug 1, 5:30 to 7 pm.  Cook, Pastor Walter Lockhart.  Please sign up if you can help.


National Night Out:  Tues, Aug 1, 6 to 8 pm on 16th Avenue–which will be closed to cars.  (It will be in the Walker sanctuary in case of rain.) This event is being planned by our neighbors on our block and across our alley and will include snacks, games and activities for children and time to get to know one another. If you would like to help, please contact Jennifer.


Sunday Celebration August 6 will be held in the backyard of Walker Church and will be followed by a potluck. Pastor Walter Lockhart giving the sermon



Summer Celebration Schedule

August 13 in the church with Deb Ramage giving the sermon

August 20 in Powderhorn Park–for the last time this summer—with Pastor Walter Lockhart giving the sermon




 Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups

Circle Gathering:  Sundays 9 to 10 am with discussion on 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 break and will resume on September 5 led by Jim McCreary

Initiates: 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

Sarah Dagg Massage Therapist:  Two days each month between 9 am to 5 pm by appointment. Contact Sarah 218-831-9570


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

Aware Dance:  Wednesdays 7:15 to 9:15 pm  Free style movement with music.  Cost $10-15  FFI Facebook Aware Dance & Movement

Hoop Twin Cities:  Tuesdays through Aug 15 (except for Aug 1) 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Free hoola hooping for all ages  FFI

Queer Birth Project:  2nd Saturday of each month 10 to noon.  LGBTQ new parent support group

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

Neurodiversity Group:  2nd Thursday of each month 7 to 9 pm led by Paul Johnson. Free emotional support for adults on the autism spectrum and their family & friends.