Announcements – April 25, 2018

Hello Walkerites, Friends & Visitors

Here are the announcements.

Please note – since the sign-up sheets were not passed on April 22, there is no one signed up for Greetings, Reading Scripture, Bread & Juice, or Treats. Please volunteer if you can.

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.

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

Women’s Brunch: Walker Women’s Brunch will be at 10 am on Saturday, April 28 at Becky and Abbey Hanson’s house. (Address is in the Directory.) Abbey Hanson’s phone is 651-248-4715. For further information call Nancy Larsen at 612-376-9702. Please note new time. Please bring a dish to share.

Memorial – A Celebration of the life of Cole Hildenbrand: Sat, April 28, 2:00 to 6:00 pm, downstairs, including the garden, weather permitting. We invite you to come together to celebrate the beautiful life of Cole who peacefully died on April 5th. 2-3pm: Visitation, 3-3:45pm: Ceremony of Celebration, 3:45-5pm: Refreshments and time for sharing. Cole had endured epilepsy for the last several years which ultimately ended his life at 27 years old. He was full of light and love and will be dearly missed by his family and the circles of friends he cherished. Memorials preferred to “Cole Hildenbrand Memorial Fund” at TCF bank

Sunday Celebration

April 29, 2018

Greetings: Carole Megarry, Jan Werness

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 ?

Lao Tzu followed by 5 minutes of silence

#44 Witter Byner

Which means more to you,
You or your renown?
Which brings more to you,
You or what you own?
And which would cost you more
If it were gone?
The ungenerous pays,
The miser loses.
The least ashamed
Goes back if they choose:
We know both ways,
We start again.

Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Reading from John 15:1-8 by ?

1 “I am the true vine, and my Parent is the vinegrower.

2 The Holy One removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit is pruned to make it bear more fruit.

3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you.

4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.

5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

6 Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.

7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

8 My Parent is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

Sermon by Walter Lockhart

Special Performance: Walker Singers – “Amen Chorus” from Messiah, George Frederick Handel

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

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

KFAI Live Broadcast: Tues, May 1, 10:00 am. On May 1st, 1978, after five years of legal entanglements and FCC challenges, KFAI-FM went live. The humble 10-watt station, run by the non-profit Fresh Air, Inc. and staffed by a group of 100 on and off-air volunteers, began its life in the belfry of the Walker Community Church and served a small broadcast area in the Powderhorn neighborhood. To celebrate its 40th birthday, KFAI will broadcast live from the Walker theatre/sanctuary.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, May 1, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!  Note: Walker Singers rehearsal is on break until September.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief – Part 1 – Protectors vs. Profiteers: Wed, May 2, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Northland Health Collective, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) is starting a grassroots training campaign, and they are coming this way! With an innovative curriculum that shows how natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of disaster capitalism and how everyday people are using principles of “Solidarity, Not Charity” to engage in DIY disaster recovery, a 2-day workshop will include both an easy introduction accessible to the general public (part I), and a deeper participatory training for those who are ready to get involved (part II, see below.)

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief – Part 2 – Giving our best, ready for the worst: Fri, May 4, 1:00 – 6:00 pm. This is the more in-depth, participatory training. Both MADR programs are free and open to all.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, May 8, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Events Elsewhere

 House Concert with Howard Kranz, Jim Feldman, Karl Jones: Sat, April 28, 7:30 pm, 2621 Bloomington Ave. A hat will be passed.

Immigration and the Sanctuary Church and City Movement: Sun, April 29, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S, Mpls. Two immigration activists, attorney Alison Griffith and pastor Jim Erlandson, will speak.

Don’t forget – Sunday, May 6 is the MayDay Parade and Festival!

Plan accordingly.


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