Announcements October 4, 2017


Upcoming Walker 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

The 3rd Ad hoc Safety Committee will meet this Friday, Oct 6 at 3pm.  The meeting will focus on condensing our thoughts and our research into guidelines for meeting the safety needs of Walker members and the community who use the building.  Even if you could not attend prior meetings, you are welcome to join this meeting.  These guidelines will affect how we operate and use the space.  We want to hear from you, either by attending, or by email or phone, what part of this broad and encompassing issue is important to you.  Kristine Smith.  You can call Kristine at 612-220-5212 or send an email to her at


Rummage donations:  Thanks to all who brought in contributions to our sale. As of today (Wednesday) the volunteers are fully occupied in organizing and pricing, and will not have time to sort additional contributions.

If you want to bring some things in, please call Lulu Philips 612-281-3778.


Rummage Sale times are:

Thursday, October 5, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (neighborhood preview night);

Friday, October 6, 1:00 to 8:00 pm;

Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and

Sunday, October 8, 12:30 to 3:30 pm (Sunday bag sale, $4 per bag)


Sunday Celebration

October 8, 2017

Greetings by Margo McCreary & Janet Court

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 # 36 Witter Bynner followed by 5 minutes of silence

If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish.
If you want to take something, you must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception of the way things are.

The soft overcomes the hard.  The slow overcomes the fast.
Let your workings remain a mystery.  Just show people the results.

Poetry by Cheryl Kramer

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 by Janet Court

Then God spoke all these words:

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy.

Six days you shall labor and do all your work.

Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.


When all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, they were afraid and trembled and stood at a distance, and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, or we will die.”  Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come only to test you and to put the fear of him upon you so that you do not sin.”

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Walker Singers Performance: “Wondrous Love,” a traditional American Hymn

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Linda Berglin

Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee



Ensemble Improvisation Group:  Sun, Oct 8, 12:15 to 1:15 in the dining hall. Group movement and/or reading from scripture or other text. Prepare to improvise a dance or a reading in the Sunday celebration No experience necessary; come to one or all sessions.  FFI Janet 612-965-3335


Community Meal:  Tues, Oct 10, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Doors open 5 pm.  Free, everyone welcome!  Cook Walter Lockhart, please sign up if you can help.


Hoop Twin Cities:  Thurs, Oct 12, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the sanctuary.  They will meet every Thursday from now on.  Free hoola hooping for all ages, everyone welcome!  FFI


Community Self Defense Neighborhood Assembly:  Sat, Oct 14, 4 to 6 pm at Walker Church sponsored by our Peace with Justice Committee.  A free public event on community self-defense against fascism organized by the IWW.  FFI


Initiates:  Sun, Oct 15, 8:15 to 10:15 in the conference room.  FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz


Blessing of the Animals Sunday Celebration October 15: In honor of the feast day of Francis of Assisi, there will be a blessing of the animals.  Everyone is invited to bring their pets to Sunday celebration. Photos of pets, present or past and stuffed animals are also welcome.


Church Council meeting:  Sun, Oct 15, 12:15 pm in the conference room.


Health Care for All – Fight for Health Justice featuring Tim Faust:  Tues, Oct 17, 7:30 to 9 pm at Walker Church, sponsored by our Peace with Justice Committee.  Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America is proud to welcome organizer, advocate, and podcast healthcare correspondent Tim Faust to speak about the need for universal health care. We will learn about the need for a new healthcare system, the importance of health justice, and how we can fight locally for policy that puts people over profit.  Suggested donation of $7 to $10 at the door covering travel and event expenses. No one turned away for lack of funds.  FFI Debra Ramage


Baha’I Light of Unity Festival:  Sun, Oct 22 at Walker Church.  Free, everyone welcome.

2:30 to 4:30 Workshop on decision making and problem solving that unite a diverse world.

Childcare for ages 3 and up will be provided during the workshop.

4:30 to 5:30 Movie Light of the World, the Gift of Baha’u’llah

5:30 to 6:30 Dinner of Persian Food

6:30 to 8:30:  Music, Dance, Poetry with Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlcue, Walker Singers, Trai Thomas, Aida Shahghasemi, the Somali Museum Dance Troupe, Seven Hobert, Siama Matuungidi

FFI Facebook Festival of Light Minneapolis


Other Announcements


Neighbors in Action: Wed, Oct 4, 5-7 pm at Plaza Centenario at the corner of Lake St & 12th Av. A new group seeking to provide a watchful, positive, non-confrontational presence by patrolling the Lake Street corridor, will hold a Meet and Greet and trash clean-up. Those interested may come any time between 5 and 7 p.m. and stay as long as they want.  FFI, contact NIA at or Jan DeNoble at


Walter Lockhart will be participating in the Friends of the Poor Walk on October 7 to raise awareness and funds for St Vincent De Paul.  This is the group that provides food for our Tuesday food giveaway.  If you wish to donate you may give online at .


Fall gardening & the Garden Master Plan:  If you can help with fall garden work or want to have input into a master landscape plan please contact Janet Skidmore, 612-965-3335, or


Tony Wentersdorf has just completed & self-published a new memoir entitled “Growing Up in America” which depicts his formative years from ages 9-19.  It includes 11 chapters and photos.  It is available for $15.


Willow is offering sliding scale massage sessions from her home office. 60 min is $35-$60 FFI Willow


Ed Ed Mueller is having a yard sale at 3300 Cedar Ave S:  Sat & Sun Oct 9 & 10, 10am-5pm each day. Furniture including round oak table & queen-size bed; interesting items, arts & craft supplies.

May be delayed if pouring rain on Saturday.  FFI Ed Ed 612-205-6352


Flamenco Dancer of the Holy Spirit-A Eulogy for Roberta Hodges by Roger Lynn is posted on the Walker website on the first page of the Spirit Blog, her picture and obituary are on page 2.  Both are also on our Facebook page.


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 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: 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 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.