Announcements July 25, 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 treats, so please consider 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.

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

Walker Women’s Brunch: Sat, July 28, 10:00 am, home of Dianne O’ Donnell at 4600 E 34th St. Her phone number is 612-721-1877. FFI Nancy Larsen at 612-376-9702. Potluck – bring a dish to share.

Sunday Celebration 

July 29, 2018

Greeters: Jan Werness

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

50 Mitchell Translation
The Master gives them self up
to whatever the moment brings.
They know we are going to die,
and they have nothing left to hold on to:
no illusions in the mind,
no resistances in the body.
They do not think about actions;
they flow from the core of their being.
They hold nothing back from life;
therefore they are ready for death,
as a wanderer is ready for sleep
after a good day’s work.

Poetry read by Howard Kranz

Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Reading:  John 6:1-15
1 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.

2 A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick.

3 Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples.

4 Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near.

5 When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?”

6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do.

7 Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.”

8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him,

9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?”

10 Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all.

11 Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted.

12 When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.”

13 So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets.

14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

15 When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance: If any.

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Jan Werness

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


Bluegrass Jam: Mon, July 30, 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome, musician-participants as well as listeners. FFI Roy Vanderwerf

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, July 31, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Free Community Meal by Focus: Sunday, August 5th. Meal served 5:15pm-6:45pm.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, August 7th, 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 Meeting: Wednesday, August 8th in the conference room.

Walker Community Announcements

Janet Skidmore is performing in Guys and Dolls, Thursdays – Sundays through August 5.  Tickets are selling out fast. The show is at Lyric Arts in Anoka, so it would be a good idea to carpool up there.  It is about a 45 minute drive.  If you decide to go, contact Janet about the best way to go to avoid construction.   Tickets range from about $33 to $38, at

Red Cross Blood Emergency: The Red Cross is dangerously low on blood supply after a tough 4th of July. They especially need Type O. You can make an appointment to donate blood at the website Or visit our nearest donation center at Third Floor, 1201 W River Parkway, Minneapolis.

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,