Announcements – April 18, 2018

Walker Community United Methodist Church

Our mission is to nurture spirituality, build caring community & work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.

 Hello Walkerites, Friends & Visitors

Here are the announcements.

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

Spring Rummage Sale Day 1 (Neighborhood Preview): Open to all. Thurs, April 19, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Spring Rummage Sale Day 2: Fri, April 20, 1:00 – 8:00 pm.

Spring Rummage Sale Day 3: Sat, April 21, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday Celebration – Worship Collaboration Walker Church + New City Church! On Sunday, April 22, we will be joining our housemates New City Church upstairs in the dining hall. There will be food before the service provided by New City and coffee and treats after provided by us. We will incorporate some elements of our celebration, but their musicians will be “onstage” for most of it – so NO band nor songbooks this Sunday. However, we will have our four directions opening, our five minute meditation, poetry read by Roberta Cullen, Special Performance from Howard Kranz, and the circle with Amazing Grace at the end. This will be a great chance to get to know one of our sister congregations, so we hope you can be there. Normal service will resume next week.

Spring Rummage Sale Day 4 – $4 Bag Sale: Sun, April 22, 12:30 – 3:30 pm.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, Apr. 24, 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 Singers Rehearsal: Tues, Apr. 24 at 7:00 pm will be the last of regular weekly rehearsals for a while. Regular rehearsals will resume in September.

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.) For further information call Nancy Larsen. Please note new time. Please bring a dish to share.

Memorial: There will be a service on the afternoon of Saturday, April 28th remembering the life of Cole Hildenbrand. More information to follow.

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!

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief – Part I – 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 II – 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.

Events Elsewhere

Health Justice Now – a forum and discussion: Tues, April 24, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Living Spirit United Methodist Church, 4501 Bloomington Ave S. Minneapolis (rescheduled due to snow.)  Join public health professionals, activists, and organizers with Twin Cities DSA and for a discussion of health insurance reform, equity in health policy, and what we can do to fight for a more just healthcare system. Canvassing for single-payer health care will begin in our neighborhood Saturday, April 28, and you can sign up to participate at this forum.

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

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