Announcements, March 28, 2018

Hello Walkerites, Friends & Visitors

Here are the announcements. Please especially note: No one has signed up for bread&juice for the circle or treats for coffee time. Please email or call Friday if you can do any of these.

If you are bringing treats containing chocolate, whether homemade or bought, please be aware of our Peace with Justice commitment to boycott 95% of the chocolate sold (all major brand names, most bakery items) because it is literally produced by child slaves. Please use Fair Trade certified chocolate and cocoa in your baking and label it as you would gluten free or other factors.

Events Elsewhere

MayDay Across the World – a fundraiser for HOBT’s MayDay Festival: Wed, March 28, 7 pm at the Riverview Theatre, 3800 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis. Three short films about In the Heart of the Beast’s MayDay Celebration and how it has inspired other celebrations elsewhere. Admission $20, all proceeds go to support MayDay 2018.

Maundy Thursday Service: Thurs, March 29, 7:00 pm, Epworth UMC, 3207 37th Ave S, Mpls. Walter is preaching. . Show up at 6:15 pm if you want to be in the multi-church mass choir. Email Walter if you want to see the music first.

Holy Saturday, Batman! – Nick Connell birthday party: Sat, Mar. 31, 7 pm to 2 am at 1920 E 38th St Minneapolis 55407. Nick’s 6th Annual 49th Birthday –live and vinyl music, good food and drink. Join us for the party. RSVP to Nick.

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

Easter Sunday: Sun, April 1.

  • Sunrise service at Powderhorn Park pavilion: 7:00 am.
  • Breakfast: served 9 am to 10 am in dining hall. (Need dishwasher volunteers 9:30 to 10 am.)
  • Regular celebration: at 10:30 am as usual.

         Sunday Celebration

April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday


Greetings by Carole Megarry, Greg Garman

 Communal Singing led by Natalie Barry

 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

#74 (Mitchell translation)

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you aren’t afraid of dying,
there is nothing you can’t achieve. Trying to control the future
is like trying to take the master carpenter’s place.
When you handle the master carpenter’s tools, chances are that you’ll cut your hand.

Walker Singers: Salvation is Created

Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Special Performance by Janet Skidmore

Reading from Mark 16:1-8 by Jesse Watkins

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.

2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.

3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”

4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.

5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.

7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”

8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Sermon by Walter Lockhart

Walker Singers: Easter Anthem

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by ?

Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee Treats by ?

Annual Easter Photo  If you want to be in it, you may want to wear an Easter bonnet so don’t forget!


Holy Fool Celebration: Sun, Apr. 1, 7:00 pm. In the Sanctuary. We have some great acts lined up! Join us for a good laugh at ourselves! FFI: Mary Parker.  

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, Apr. 3, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!  Followed by Walker Singers rehearsal, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Walker Women’s Weekend Retreat: From evening of Fri, Apr 6 to morning of Sun, Apr 8, at Lulu’s home in Chisago City. The topic is planning for old age with health care directives, wills, and other documents. Potluck dinner Friday evening, ends after breakfast on Sunday.  Come for a day or the weekend. Please let Lulu Philips know if you plan to come.

Jewish Passover Seder: Friday, April 6, 6:30 pm. (Last night of Passover this year.) Hosted & led by Fred Glazer.  The Seder, a traditional family and community Jewish holiday observance and meal, recalls the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt and the constant struggle to make a better world for all. Reservations are necessary; call the church office or sign up on Sundays.  The cost is $16; bring your own wine or wine substitute. If you have questions about the service, please call Fred Glazer. Please call if you can volunteer to help with cooking and set-up.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, Apr. 10, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!  Followed by Walker Singers rehearsal, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Building & Grounds Committee meeting: Wed, Apr. 11, 6:00 pm in the Conference Room.

Transition Longfellow Movie Night: Fri, Apr 13, 6:30 to 9:00 pm in Sanctuary. Film: Growthbusters. All are invited.

Spring Rummage Sale: Week of April 15 – 22

Please bring in your rummage:

Sun, April 15 during church celebration, Mon, April 16, 9 am to 7 pm or Tues, April 17, 9 am to 7 pm. 

Volunteers will be at the church then to receive your clean, usable items. Please bring your good condition clean used items.  We can use spring/summer clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, luggage, toys, books, linens, small appliances, and other items.  We can’t accept:

  • Computers, TVs, microwaves
  • mattresses
  • cribs or child car seats

It’s our biggest fundraiser, and we made over $6,000 last year to support our mission.

Please do not bring rummage after Tuesday evening! Starting Wednesday, the volunteers will be fully occupied in organizing and pricing, and will not have time to sort additional contributions.

Rummage Sale times are:

Thursday, April 19, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (neighborhood preview night);

Friday, April 20, 1:00 to 8:00 pm;

Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and

Sunday, April 22, 12:30 to 3:30 pm (Sunday bag sale, $4 per bag)

Other Events Elsewhere

Health Justice Now! Tues, Apr. 3, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Living Spirit UMC, presented by Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America. Speakers Rose Roach of MN Nurses Association and Bruce Thao or MN DoH Center for Health Equity. Forum and discussion. Healthy snacks.

Stop Endless Wars: Sun, Apr. 15, 1:30 pm, corner of Hennepin Ave and Lagoon Ave. Sponsored by MN Peace Action Coalition and a dozen other faith, peace, and anti-imperialist groups.

Walker Community United Methodist Church

3104 16th Avenue South, Mpls MN 55407

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm.

Phone: 612-722-6612.

Office e-mail: 


Facebook Page:  Walker Community United Methodist Church

Facebook Group:  Walker Church Arts & Performance

Facebook Group:  Walker Community UMC Peace with Justice

Pastor Walter Lockhart 651-646-3693

Children’s Ed Coordinator:  Olivia Peterson

Bookkeeper:  Carrie Feldman

Communications: Deb Ramage

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