Announcements-February 6, 2019

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 bread & juice or hospitality treats.

Walker Events & Other Public Events at Walker

All meetings and events listed are at Walker Church unless noted otherwise See our website calendar  www.walkerchurch.org for happenings further into the future. For more information office@walkerchurch.org

Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night: Thursday, February 7th, 6-8pm in the conference room. Write letters to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley rileyb16@gmail.com

Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, February 9th 8am-12pm Upstairs in the dining hall. Join us for pancakes, fruit, grits, coffee and juice. Vegan and GF pancake options available $6-$10 sliding scale. Great quality books for amazing prices: $1-$3. FFI womensprisonbookproject@gmail.com

Eversingers Recital: Sunday, February 10th at 3 pm in the sanctuary.  Are you ready for “The Power of Love”?–the Eversingers and special guests (6 singers in all) will share gorgeous music on this theme on Jim McCreary is one of the singers.  Half will be in Italian. Admission is Free! FFI Jim McCreay.

Sunday Celebration

February 10, 2019

Greeters: Janet Court

Communal Singing by Roberta Cullen & Nancy Larsen

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

60 Witter Bynner

Handle a large group with as gentle a touch as if you were cooking small fish.

If you manage people by letting them alone,

Ghosts of the dead shall not haunt you.

Not that there are no ghosts

But that their influence becomes propitious

In the sound existence of a living person:

There is no difference between the quick and the dead,

They are one channel of vitality.

Poetry by Bessie Browne

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  Luke 5:1-11 by Roberta Cullen

1 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God,

2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.

3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.

4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”

5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.”

6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break.

7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink.

8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!”

9 For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken;

10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who are partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.”

11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by the Walkers Singers: “Pilgrims’ Hymn” by Stephen Paulus.

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

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

Council Meeting: Sunday, February 10thafter service in the conference room(time is tentative).

Sarah Dagg Massage: Tuesday, February 12th and Thursday February 14th. By appointment only. Please contact Sarah 218-831-9570.

Makers Market Love: Tuesday, February 12th Come support local craft makes and herbalists, they will be vending crafts, clothing, herbs and treats. 4-7pm in the sanctuary.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, February 12th, 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: NO REHEARSAL Tuesday, February 12th.

Cabin Fever Song Circle: Tuesday, February 12th, 7-9 pm in front of the Walker fireplace.  We’ll go around the circle. You can play or sing a song, request a song (and we’ll play it if anybody knows it), or pass. Listeners welcome, too.  We should be able to go around the circle several times.  Bring your instruments and any snacks or beverages you might want. FFI Janet Skidmore 612-965-3335 janetskidmore56@gmail.com

Building & Grounds Meeting: Wednesday, February 13th 6-8pm in the conference room.

Initiates Meeting: Sunday, February 17th 8:15am-10:15am in the conference room. FFI Lou Tofte

Membership & Outreach Committee: Monday, February 18th at 7pm in the conference room.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, February 19th, 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, February 19th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night: Thursday, February 21st, 6-8pm in the conference room. Write letters to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley rileyb16@gmail.com

Walker Community Announcements

Men’s Brunch: Cold enough for ya? Want some manly warmth in your winter? Then why not mark your calendar for a midwinter Walker men’s brunch: Saturday, February 9th at Karl Jones  2621 Bloomington Ave.Bring to share: a dish to pass, and yourself, in as-is condition 🙂 FFI Paul McHugh paulmchughmn@gmail.com

Women’s Brunch: Saturday, February 23 at 10am. It is at Lucy Slater’s house. 3412 16th Ave S MLPS, MN 55407 Please bring a dish to share, and FFI Nancy Larsen 612-376-9702.

The Fireroast Mountain Boys featuring Walker’s own David West, Don Browne, Dick Danaher and Steve Sandberg appear once a month at the Underground Music Cafe 1579 Hamline Avenue in St. Paul on the fourth Saturday at 5pm. Original tunes, jazz, rock, and old time served in a convivial wine bar atmosphere with wood fired pizza.

Events Elsewhere

Jewelry Make & Take: February 9th 3-5pm at  Svasti Yoga 3751 Bloomington Ave S.Make a handmade healing gift for yourself, or your hunny this Valentine’s day!  The event is free and prices range from $5-$25 depending on the jewelry or accessory.

LGBTQ Grief Support Group This ongoing support group is for those who have experienced a death, serious break-up or divorce in a same sex relationship. The group offers support and understanding to cope and adjust to the loss of a relationship. The group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at Bradshaw Minnehaha, 3131 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls. For more information call Tony at 612-724-3621.

Benefit: You are invited to join us for a beautiful evening of music to benefit Joyce Uptown Foodshelf. 6:30 pm on March 1st  at Lake Harriet UMC 4901 Chowen Ave. Mikyoung Park, Macphail Center for Music faculty and Music Director at Living Spirit UMC in collaboration with Jungjoo Park, Director of Music ministries at Lake Harriet UMC, are bringing together musicians of all ages. Featuring Soojin Lee, on the gayageum, Jungjoo Park on the organ, soprano Mikyoung Park, Lake Harriet’s adult and youth choirs, the Lake Harriet Trio and Lake Harriet’s bell choir. All are welcome, no tickets are needed. The program is free and open to the public however a freewill offering will be taken to benefit Joyce Uptown Foodshelf.

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 abmermaid@gmail.com

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 wienerphyllis@gmail.com

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 hoopjeans@gmail.com

Queer Birth Project:  2nd Saturday of each month 10 to noon.  LGBTQ new parent support group   www.queerbirthproject.com

Bluegrass Jam:  Last Monday of each month 7 to 10 pm.  Free, come to jam or listen.  FFI Roy Vanderwerf revanster@gmail.com

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. Pljohnson46@yahoo.com

Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group:  1st and 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 rileyb16@gmail.com

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 stopline3mpls@gmail.com

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