Announcements – July 11, 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, bread and juice 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

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

Initiates: Sun, July 15, 8:15 to 10:15 am in the conference room. All are welcome.

Sunday Celebration   

July 15, 2018

Greetings: Don Browne, Mary Burns

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

#15 Witter Bynner

Long ago the land was ruled with a wisdom Too fine, too deep, to be fully understood And, since it was beyond human’s full understanding, Only some of it has come down to us, as in these sayings:

‘Alert as a winter-farer on an icy stream,’

‘Wary as a one in ambush,’

‘Considerate as a welcome guest,’

‘Selfless as melting ice,’

‘Green as an uncut tree,

‘Open as a valley,’

And this one also, ‘Roiled as a torrent, Why roiled as a torrent?

Because when one is in turmoil how shall they find peace Save by staying patient till the stream clears?

How can a one’s life keep its course

If we will not let it flow?

Those who flow as life flows know

They need no other force:

They feel no wear, they feel no tear,

They need no mending, no repair.

Poetry read by Howard Kranz

Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Reading 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 by ?

1 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

2 David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim.

3 They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart

4 with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark.

5 David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the LORD with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.

12b So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing;

13 and when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.

14 David danced before the LORD with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod.

15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

16 As the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

17 They brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and offerings of well-being before the LORD.

18 When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts,

19 and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance: Dianne O’Donnell and Conrad DeFiebre

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

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

Fair Trade store after church: Sun, July 15, noon in the lobby. Julie will be selling Fair Trade cocoa and chocolate products, coffee and tea. This is a project of the Walker Church Peace with Justice Committee.

 Free Community Meal by Focus: Sun, July 15. Meal served from 5:15 to 6:45 pm.

 Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, July 17, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

 Puppet Show! Wed, July 19, 7:00 pm, front lawn of the church. The show is called “The Sleeping Child” and is about a child who is so discouraged that she falls asleep for a long time because her family has been displaced. She is helped by a magical Sprite who travels with her in her dreams, and incites her to wake up and help her family find home. The show’s script is written by Marya Hart, and original music and songs composed by Marya.  Puppets created by Margo McCreary. The show is performed by Zoe Hollander, Emma Mingo, Margo McCreary, with music by Marya Hart and Bruce Wintervold. The show is directed by Leif Jurgeson. Please come to see a beautiful, magical show… premiere! This show is weather dependent!  Donations benefit Walker Church.

 Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, July 24, 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

 Beyond Psychiatry and Self-care: Approaching new pathways in mental health. A reading and discussion with Sasha Durakov. Thurs, July 19, 6:00 pm, Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Avenue, S Minneapolis.

 Nick Connel’s 13th (Lucky) Annual Midsummer Vinyl LP Dance Party: Fri, July 20, 7:00 pm, 1920 E 38th St Minneapolis (Nick’s house) – Family friendly, but expect drinking and of course dancing!  There will be food and drink; feel free to bring items to share. All are welcome.

 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.

Wesley Foundation 7th Annual Celebration Dinner: Wed, July 25, 6:00 pm. Methodist campus ministry is growing at the University of Minnesota and to recognize this success, the Wesley Foundation is throwing a Celebration Dinner on Wednesday, July 25. Are you interested in learning more about the Wesley Foundation that supports this important ministry? The Celebration Dinner is the perfect opportunity to meet the campus minister and students and hear Bishop Ough speak about “Campus Ministry in the Age of the Nones.” Visit the website: for online reservations or contact Jill Apple, Development Director,


Walker Community Announcements

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.

Free Tickets: (from Janet Skidmore) I have 4 complimentary tickets and maybe more, to the preview of the show I am in, Guys and Dolls, Thurs, July 12. 7:00 pm. First come, first served. Show is at Lyric Arts in Anoka, so good idea to carpool (about 45 minute drive.) Contact me if you want to go, 612-965-3335 or The show itself runs 7/13—8/5, ticket prices $33—38.

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,

 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,