Announcements – June 27, 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. No one has signed up for scripture reading or special performance so please consider if you can do either 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.

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

Sunday Celebration   

July 1, 2018

 Greetings: Jan DeNoble, Greg Garman

Communal Singing led by Dianne O’Donnell and Conrad deFiebre

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

#42 Mitchell

The Tao gives birth to One.

One gives birth to Two.

Two gives birth to Three.

Three gives birth to all things. All things have their backs to the female

and stand facing the male.

When male and female combine,

all things achieve harmony. Ordinary men hate solitude.

But the Master makes use of it,

embracing his aloneness, realizing

he is one with the whole universe.

Poetry read by Cheryl Kramer

Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Reading Corinthians 8:7-15 by ?

7 Now as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you–so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.

8 I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others.

9 For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.

10 And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something–

11 now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means.

12 For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has–not according to what one does not have.

13 I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14 your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance.

15 As it is written, “The one who had much did not have too much, and the one who had little did not have too little.”

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by  ?

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

Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee, Treats by Kay Seelhoff, Bonnie Beckel, and Steve Gehrenbeck-Miller.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, July 3, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Walker Celebration in Powderhorn Park: Sun, July 8, 10:30 to 11:45 am with coffee hour after. The usual place.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, July 10, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Building and Grounds Committee meeting: Wed, July 11, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, in the conference room.

 Walker Community Announcements

Roommate needed: From Janet Skidmore. I will have a bedroom in my home in south Minneapolis with a shared bath available July 1 for $450/month, women only.  Background check, security deposit, and renter’s insurance required. Please pass the word if you know someone. Janet Skidmore, 612-965-3335,

 Events Elsewhere

#FamiliesBelongTogether Day of Action: Saturday, June 30, 2 pm, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, 55403. Sponsored by many groups. #AbolishICE The Walker Church Peace with Justice Committee supports this action.

Haitian UMC Fundraiser: NOTE DATE IS CHANGED!  Sun, July 22, 6:00 pm, Hamline UMC, 1514 Englewood Ave., Saint Paul. Our United Methodist Haitian fellowship, Rapha Tabernacle of Glory, meets weekly in St. Paul for worship, Bible Study and mutual support. They are led by Pastors Mickson Devronvil and Claudy Corvil, both Haitian born and U. S. educated. Services are in French, Creole and English. This fundraiser will give you a chance to get to know them. Dinner + concert, excellent band, great food! The event is free, but donations are desired.

Walker Community United Methodist Church

3104 16th Avenue South, Mpls MN 55407

Office Hours: Closed Mon. Tues, 1 to 7 pm; Wed & Thurs, 10 am to 5 pm; Fri, 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

Administrator: Jacqueline Flora

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 a local coffee shop.  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

Dance for Women:  2nd Saturday of each month 7 to 10 pm in the sanctuary.

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

Norwegian Folk Dance: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month 7 to 9 pm in the Sanctuary. Rehearsals, open to all, free.

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

Transition Longfellow:  1st Fridays 6 to 9 pm in the dining hall or sanctuary.  FFI Leslie MacKenzie,