Announcements January 25, 2018

Walker Events & Other Public Events at Walker

  • 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


Howard Kranz and Jim Feldman with Karl Jones and special guest Kent Eklund in Concert:

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm.  Admission is free, donations to Walker Church accepted – a good chance to have your friends contribute to our Community.  The concert will be recorded for a DVD release.


Women’s Brunch: Sat, Jan 27, 9:30 am at Kristine’s house, Bring a dish to share. Note that Nancy Larsen will be scheduling future women’s brunch locations.  Thank you Nancy!


Sunday Celebration

January 28, 2018

Greetings by Carole Megarry & Jan Werness

Communal Singing led Sally Kuehn, Roberta Cullen & Howard Kranz

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

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.
Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Scripture reading from The Gospel of Mary Magdalene:

[Ma]tter gav[e bi]rth to a passion which has no Image because it derives from what is contrary to nature. A disturbing confusion then occurred in the whole body. That is why I told you, ‘Become content at heart, while also remaining discontent and disobedient; indeed become contented and agreeable (only) in the presence of that other Image of nature.’ Anyone with two ears capable of hearing should listen!
When the Blessed One had said these things, he greeted them all. “Peace be with you!” he said. “Acquire my peace within yourselves!”
Be on your guard so that no one deceives you by saying, ‘Look over here!’ or ‘Look over there!’ For the child of true Humanity exists within you. Follow it! Those who search for it will find it.

Sermon by Nancy Gehrenbeck-Miller and Sally Kuehn

Special Performance by Roberta Cullen & Isaac Russel

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Lou Tofte

Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee


Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, Jan 30, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!  FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart


Walker Men’s Retreat:  Sat, Feb 3 at Jim Feldman’s home in Chisago City.  You can come on the 2nd and leave on the 4th if you like.  FFI Jim Feldman


Cabin Fever Song Circle:  Friday, Feb 9, 7 to 9 pm in front of the Walker fireplace. We’ll go around the circle.  You can play or sing a song, request a song (and we’ll play it if anybody knows it), or pass.  Listeners welcome, too.  We should be able to go around the circle several times.  Bring your instruments and any snacks or beverages you might want.  (A Song Circles will also be held Fri, Mar 9) FFI Janet Skidmore

Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Fundraiser:  Sat, Feb 10, 8 am to noon at Walker.


Store Bought Hair:  Tues, Feb 13, 6 to 7:30 pm.  Come for the dinner, stay for the music! FFI Joe Hesla


Variety Show for the Resistance:  Sat, Feb 17, 7 pm.  Organized by Alice Browne, let her know if you want to perform.


Dance for Women:  Saturday, February 10, 7-10:30 P.M.  All women are invited to this first monthly dance. Music provided by the band, Drinkwine with Friends.  Upcoming dances on the second Saturday of the month DJ-ed by Kelly Shay.  $7 at the door for this event.  FFI Nancy Vezner or Susan Zeni

A Talk with the Author of Worshipping Power: An Anarchist Vision of Early Statehood Development. Thurs, Feb 15, 6 to 9 pm.  FFI Carrie Feldman


Events Elsewhere

Concert and Community Sing New songs of ecology and environmental justice with Bret Hesla and Richard Bruxvoort Colligan: Thurs, Feb 8, 7 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church: 2315 Chicago Ave, Mpls 55404. Suggested donation: Adults $15, Families $25.


Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups

Sunday Celebration & Children’s Sunday school:  Sundays 10:30 am

Chalice Circle:  Sundays 9 to 10 am in the Meditation Room. We listen to music, meditate, read a passage on spiritual growth, and discuss our thoughts and feelings using the circle method. 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 & Food Giveaway:  Tuesdays, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.

Walker Singers: Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm led by Jim McCreary

Initiates: 3rd Sunday of each month 8:30 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 Nancy Larsen

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 at Walker by Walkerites

Alice Browne’s Music Therapy & Sound Healing:  By appointment.  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 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.

Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group:  3rd Thursday of each month 6 to 8 pm.  Write letters to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley

Stop Line 3 Climate Justice Group:  Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm in the conference room.  FFI Al Sherwood