Announcements-August 8, 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 communal singing leader, bread and juice or hospitality treats, so please consider if you can do this.

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 Meeting: Wednesday, August 8th in the conference room.

Sarah Dagg Massage: Thursday, August 9th by appointment Contact Sarah 218-831-9570

Line 3 Legal Meeting: Friday, August 10th in the conference room. Questions or interested in joining? Contact Carrie at

Dance for Women: Saturday, August 11th Dances for women to build community-located in the sanctuary.


Sunday Celebration in Powderhorn Park

August 12, 2018

Greeters: Janet Court, Margo McCreary

Communal Singing led by ?

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

35 Mitchell translationShe who is centered in the Tao
can go where she wishes, without danger.
She perceives the universal harmony,
even amid great pain,
because she has found peace in her heart. Music or the smell of good cooking
may make people stop and enjoy.
But words that point to the Tao
seem monotonous and without flavor.
When you look for it, there is nothing to see.
When you listen for it, there is nothing to hear.
When you use it, it is inexhaustible.

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Poetry read by ?

Reading:   Ephesians 4:25-5:2
25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.
26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

27 and do not make room for the devil.
28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.
29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.
31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice,
32 and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children,
2 and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance: Wayne B

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

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

Primary Elections: August 14th 7am to 8pm in the sanctuary. Please remember to vote at your own polling place, lots of people will be at Walker to vote on this day.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, August 14th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Prisoner Letter Writing Night: Thursday, August 16th 6 to 8 pm.  Write letters to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley

Free Community Meal by Focus: Sunday, August 19th. Meal served 5:15pm-6:45pm.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, August 21th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Walker Community Announcements

Mark your calendar for the Fall Rummage Sale, September 27-30. Volunteers will be at the church September 23-25 to receive your clean, usable items. We can use winter clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, luggage, toys, books, linens, small appliances, and other items.  We can’t accept computers, TVs, microwaves, mattresses, cribs, or child car seats. It’s our biggest fundraiser. Let Lulu know if you can bring in plastic or grocery bags, or storage bins with lids. FFI Lulu Philips 612-281-3778.


Events Elsewhere

Corn Feed: August 12, 2018 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis. This event is free and open to the public, and will include games, music, and an art show (in cooperation with the Urban Arts Academy). All are welcome! Hosted by the People of Calvary Lutheran Church.

Green Partners networking meeting – Food justice: Join us for a community meal and learn from community leaders about food justice work in the community. Bring your own beverage container.

Tuesday, August 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided) at North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North, Minneapolis

Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota provides FREE Welcome Bags!

WELCOME BAGS are now available for students entering the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. The Wesley Foundation – the United Methodist Campus ministry at the U, would like to welcome your graduates with a special gift. We’ll send a welcome bag that includes a Freshman Survival Guide (a book we use in freshman small group discussions) and a Wesley Foundation tee shirt, plus a re-useable grocery bag. Just send student name, mailing address and email to Campus Minister, Rev. Lauren Rheingans –

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:  Some Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm in the conference room.  FFI Al Sherwood

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