Announcements- September 19, 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.

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

Sarah Dagg Massage: Thursday, September 20th, 9 am to 5 pm by appointment. Contact Sarah 218-831-9570

Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group:  Thursday, September 20th 6-8 pm in the conference room.  Write letters to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley

Sacred Songs, Profane Songs Featuring Howard Kranz and Friends: Friday, September 21th, 7:30-10:30pm in the Sanctuary and Fireplace room. Howard Kranz, Jim Feldman, and Karl Jones will sing songs.

Free will offering (suggested $5 – 20.) There will be CD sales, snacks and drinks for sale, socializing, and a Fair Trade sale in the Fireplace Room. Admission, snacks, and Fair Trade is a benefit for Walker Church, while CD sales go to the musicians.

Women’s Brunch: Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 10am at KC Bretzke’s house, 3926 Zenith Avenue S. Her phone number is 612-920-1687 (landline) and 612-799-7700 (cell). FFI call Nancy Larsen at 612-231-0205. Bring a dish to share.

Free Food Giveaway at the Simpson UMC parking lot on Saturday September 22nd behind the church at 1st Ave and 28th Street.  We need volunteers from 10-2.  Food will be distributed 12-1.  All are invited to get food and if you are able to help we can use assistance.

Sunday, Sept. 23rd at 2pm we will be moving clothing for the rummage sale from Simpson UMC to Walker UMC.  We need volunteers for an hour to meet us at the red door on 28th Street at the corner with 1st Ave

Sunday Celebration

September 23, 2018

Greeters: Carole Megarry, 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

64 Mitchell translation
What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter. Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree
grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet. Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe. Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
We remain as calm
at the end as at the beginning.
We have nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What we desire is non-desire;
what we learn is to unlearn.
We simply remind people
of who they have always been.
We care about nothing but the Tao.
Thus we can care for all things.

Poetry read by Sally Kuehn

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  Psalm 1  by Cheryl K

Happy are they who know good and do good.
Their love for the good feeds them continually.
They are like trees planted near the river,
whose roots go deep and wide.
They thrive, bear fruit in season, and
weather drought without wilting.
Those who are not so grounded
will blow around like dry leaves in the wind.
Root yourself in Good, and live.

Sermon by Walter Lockhart

Special Performance: “The 23rd Psalm” by the Walker Singers; Cheryl K

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice by Lulu Phillips

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

Rummage Sale Drop Off: Volunteers will be at the church Sunday-Tuesday, September 23-25th 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.

Monday Morning Coffee now meets 10AM until noon at Selam Coffee House, 3860 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Bluegrass Jam: Monday, September 24th from 7-10 pm in the entryway. Come to jam or listen. Free, open to all. FFI Roy Vanderwerf

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, September 25th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Walker Singers Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 25th, at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Fall Rummage Sale: Thursday, Sept. 27th 5:30-8:30pm, Friday, Sept. 28th 1-8pm, Saturday, Sept. 29th 9am-4pm and Sunday, Sept. 30th 12:30-3:30pm (Sunday bag sale, $4 per bag). Fair trade items will also be for sale. FFI Lulu Philips 612-281-3778.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, October 2nd, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

JEANNETTE RANKIN: ALL THE JUICY STUFF WE CUT: We will be performing at Walker Church on Sunday, October 6th at 7pm. This performance will be a reading of a lot of details that did not make it into the Fringe Show. For folks who missed the last show, we will show a video of it at 6pm. Please join us! The play was written and will be performed by Walker member J Emily Peabody. Roberta Cullen is the director. $10 suggested donation, pay at the door.

Walker Community Announcements

Mark your calendars for the Walker Church Holiday Art Fair on Saturday, November 17th 10am-4pm and Sunday, November 18th 12noon-4pm. If you would like to sign up as an artitst or if you have any questions, please email KC at

Events Elsewhere

WEAVING WELLNESS: ART, COMMUNITY, AND MENTAL HEALTH RESILIENCE Tuesday, September 25 I 5 -8 PM. 6 PM Artist/curator presentation by Martha Bird. Please come to a special reception celebrating Weaving Wellness: Art, Community, and Mental Health Resilience, an exhibit curated by artist Martha Bird. A presentation starts at 6 PM, including a Lynn O’Brien creative message delivered through song. Included in the program are special reception activities that invite guests to tour the private collections and library resources. Avivo and Celebrations of Life information tables will be available. There will be drink and food specials available for purchase Location: Minnesota History Center 345 Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102 All events are free *ASL interpretation provided Contact: Martha Bird

Join Twin Cities Pride for the Fall Family Fun Fest! Sunday, September 30th. We will have light snacks; games, and activities, for all ages. Kids can create a personalized placement, greeting card, and more. The Fun Fest will be located in the Bridge at Sunrise Banks Corporate Headquarters. This is a FREE event; please visit to register so we can ensure we have enough supplies!

Come on DOWN to the Indigenous Peoples Festival Saturday, October 6th from 11am to 7:30pm and Sunday, October 7th from Noon to 5pm. Indigenous Arts Festival for All on Franklin Ave, between Bloomington Ave and Aldi’s.  Volunteers needed, food and cool shirts provided. Sign up at:  See you there! For more info see the NACDI website or call Bonnie Beckel 612 722-6473

Save the Date: Bread & Puppet Performances Oct 6 & 7th at 7pm The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a celebration of 6000 generations of human revolution against human management, featuring precarious dancing bears and celestial grasshoppers, and powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band. Interested in being a part of the performance? Bread & Puppet is looking for 30 volunteer community performers to join the show. Contact for more information!

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 6:45pm.  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