Announcements- September 26, 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.

We currently are in need of Sunday Greeters and Bread and Juice volunteers.

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

Co-op Feasibility Training Class: Thursday, Sept. 27th 5:30pm-7:30pm upstairs in the dining hall. This class is set to enable participants to evaluate the feasibility of their co-op business idea and/or to refine their co-op that is already in process of incorporation. FFI Emily Andersen 612-964-2981.

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.

Line 3 Legal Training: Saturday, Sept. 29th 2-5pm upstairs in the dining hall. Know your rights and digital security training by founder and executive director of Civil Liberties Defense Center(CLDC). Free and open to all. FFI Carrie

Sunday Celebration

September 30, 2018

Greeters: ?

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

Those who know don’t talk.
Those who talk don’t know. Close your mouth,
block off your senses,
blunt your sharpness,
untie your knots,
soften your glare,
settle your dust.
This is the primal identity. Be like the Tao.
It can’t be approached or withdrawn from,
benefited or harmed,
honored or brought into disgrace.
It gives itself up continually.
That is why it endures.

Poetry read by Jeanne Taylor

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  James 5: 13-20 by Cheryl K

13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise.

14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.

15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.

16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

17 Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.

18 Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.

19 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another,

20 you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Sermon by Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Tony Wentersdorf

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

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

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

Sarah Dagg Massage: Tuesday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 3rd from 9 am to 5 pm by appointment only. Contact Sarah 218-831-9570

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!

Walker Singers Rehearsal: Tuesday, October 2nd, at 7pm in the sanctuary.

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.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, October 9th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Building and Grounds Meeting: Wednesday, October 10th in the conference room.

Finance Committee Meeting: Friday, October 12th 12:30pm-1:30pm

Romeo & Juliet Performance by Classics’ Lost and Found Theatre Company: Friday, Oct, 19th and Saturday, Oct. 20th and Sunday, Oct. 21st  at 5pm in the sanctuary.

Walker Community Announcements

On Sunday, October 14, inspired by the tradition of Francis of Assisi, there will be a blessing of animals.  Everyone is invited to bring their pets to Sunday celebrationPhotos of pets, present or past, and stuffed animals are also welcome.

Men’s Brunch: Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 20th at 9:30am for our next potluck brunch, at the home of Karl Jones 2621 Bloomington Ave.

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 artist or if you have any questions, please email KC at

Events Elsewhere

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! 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! For more info see the NACDI website or call Bonnie Beckel 612 722-6473

TA-DA Saturday Puppet Show for Kids Skeletons in the Closetcreated and performed by Gustavo and Julie Boada. Saturday, October 6th 10am-12noon,1500 East Lake Street. This bilingual puppet show is a tender story of children who are remembering their grandparents who have passed away. As the children follow their curiosity, they discover the meaning of Day of the Dead and that the connection they have with their grandparents continues beyond death. The story is a celebration of love and the cycle of life. Performed in English and Spanish. Tickets are $2 suggested donation. Make and take workshops at 11am $5 for children, $3 for adults.

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