Announcements October 25, 2017


Walker Comunity UMC 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


Women’s Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Oct 28, 9:30 to noon at Dianne O’Donnell’s home,


Day of the Dead Sunday Celebration

October 29, 2017



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.

Opening by Al Hildenbrand

Reading from Earth Psalms by Angela Magara; #103 read by Mary Burns, followed by 5 minutes of silence

Welcome, Announcements, Joys and Concerns & Offering

Song: Please Don’t Bury Me by John Prine sung by David Wojcik

Song of Samhain read by Mary Burns

Walker Singers: Despair by Justin Morgan and Lacrimosa by W. A. Mozart

Bones Dance by Mary Parker, Nancy Gehrenbeck-Miller, Julia Gehrenbeck-Miller, Nathan Gehrenbeck-Miller, Tony Wentersdorf, Emily Peabody, Howard Kranz and Conrad deFiebre

Reading: Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donohue read by Mary Burns

“Gather ‘Round Us/We Remember” sung by Nancy Larsen and Mary Parker, accompanied by Tony Wentersdorf

Reading: To Bless the Space Between Us: Grief by John O’Donohue read by Dianne O’Donnell

Sharing of Bread and Juice


Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee


Bluegrass Jam:  Mon, Oct 30, 7 to 10 pm


Halloween Night, Tuesday, October 31

Community Meal: 5:30 to 6:45.  A simple meal served on paper plates that can be eaten either in the dining hall or in the sanctuary while listening to the band.  FFI Walter Lockhart


Scaredy Cats Jazz Band: 6:30 to 7:30 in the sanctuary with Steve Sandberg, Steve Gehrenbeck-Miller, David West, Richard Lund, Shannon Roberts and Anthony Afful. Costumes and dancing encouraged. FFI David West


Samhain:  8 pm in the sanctuary Our annual ritual in which we visit the Roadhouse of the Dead will be held after. FFI Dianne O’Donnell


Sacred Ground Concert: Fri, Nov 3, 8 to 10 pm at Walker.  Join singer Barb Tilsen and photographer Gayla Ellis in concert celebrating the release of Barb’s new CD of songs for adults, “Sacred Ground,” with musicians Karen Mueller and Scott Malchow. The evening will feature several beautiful musical slide shows combining the stunning imagery of Gayla’s photography with Barb’s powerful songs. Tickets are $10 at the door


Walker Men’s Brunch: Sat, Nov 4, 9:30 at the home of Greg Garman.  We had an excellent brunch earlier this month and our next gathering will be Nov 4–a change from the original plan.  FFI: Paul McHugh, 612-876-8527


Election Day:  Nov 7.  Walker is a polling place for the election and the sanctuary will be in use for this all day.


Community Meal: Tues, Nov 7, 5:30 to 6:45.  A simple meal served on paper plates that can be eaten either in the dining hall or in the sanctuary while listening to the band.  FFI Walter Lockhart


Building & Grounds meeting:  Wed, Nov 8, 6 to 8 pm.


Church Council meeting:  Sun, Nov 12, 12:15 pm


Hymn Concert:  Sun, Nov 12, 4 to 6 pm.  FFI Mary Parker and Joe Hesla


Walker Church Holiday Art Fair:  Saturday, November 18, 10am to 4pm; Sunday November 19, 12pm to 4pm.  We still have room for a few more artists—no upfront fee, just 15% of your sales to help support Walker Church.  FFI

Calling all artists and crafters! We are looking for handmade things to sell for the art fair at our Walker table. We are also looking for people to staff the table for the two days. We will send around a signup sheet with other art fair sign-ups at church. All proceeds go to Walker Church, and this table has been a great fundraiser for our church!



Other Announcements


Powderhorn Empty Bowls:  Friday, Nov 3, 11 am to 7 pm at the Powderhorn Park Community Center, 3400 15th Ave So.  Come together with your friends and neighbors for a community meal of bread and soup to help raise funds to feed those who are hungry in our neighborhood. Pick out a handmade bowl for your meal, enjoy visiting with your neighbors, and when you leave, take your bowl home with you – now empty – as a reminder that you’ve done something good to help your neighbors. Donation: $20. One bowl per adult in-person attendee.


Neighborhood Resources: Please note that on the bulletin board in the main entryway there are flyers titled Please note that on the bulletin board in the main entryway there are flyers titled  “Neighborhood Resources” for anyone inquiring about nearby free meals, food giveaways, food shelves and/or help with monetary assistance.  If you have suggestions on other resources please let me know and I can add them-Jennifer.


CLASSICS LOST ‘N’ FOUND THEATER COMPANY is performing AN IDEAL HUSBAND Friday, Oct 27 & Sat Oct 28 at 7 pm At Nokomis Lutheran Church at 5011 s 31st Ave. J Emily Peabody (a Walker Church member) is in the cast.


Willow is offering sliding scale massage sessions from her home office. I offer this to my community as an attempt to keep massage affordable to those who need it and who may not have a lot of disposable income. Also to promote self-care with a less intimidating price point.  60 min is $35-$60

FFI Willow


Women’s Congress for Future Generations:  November 3-5  It’s time for Women’s Leadership!
It’s no secret– these are tough and unsure times that we are living in. While these times call for warriors of the human spirit, they also call for us to come together to give each other strength and live in our beloved community The Women’s Congress for Future Generations elevates the voices of women to protect Mother Earth and Future Generations at this critical moment in history. We raise up women’s voices to catalyze actions that shift laws, policies, and norms that will ultimately support a world in which future generations can thrive. Register at


Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups


Chalice Circle:  Sundays 9 to 10 am in the Meditation Room. We listen to music, meditate, read a passage on the subject of spiritual growth, and use the circle method to discuss our thoughts and feelings. All are welcome! Come once or many times!

Coffee Gathering: Mondays 10 to noon at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 E Lake St.  FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart

Community Meal: Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Doors open 5 pm  Free, everyone welcome!

Walker Singers: Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm 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: one 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 that are open to all

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:  Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm beginning Oct 12. Free hoola hooping for all ages  FFI

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

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.