Walker Community United Methodist Church
Our mission is to nurture spirituality, build caring community & work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.
Please especially note: No one has signed up for treats. 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.
Walker Events & Other Public Events at Walker
- All meetings and events listed are at Walker Church unless noted otherwise
- See our website Calendar walkerchurch.org for happenings further into the future.
- For more information please contact the Walker office firstname.lastname@example.org
Walker Men’s Brunch: Sat, Mar. 3, 9:30 – 11:30 am at the home of Don Browne. Contact Paul McHugh FFI.
Really Really Free Market: Sat, Mar. 3, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Everything here is FREE: offer what you’d like to give and take what you would like to receive. Food, music, and conversation are as welcome as objects. If you bring things, please be prepared to take back anything that you have brought that nobody needs or has taken. FFI email email@example.com.
March 4, 2018
March Forth – Songs of Freedom
Greetings by Jan DeNoble and Greg Garman
Communal Singing led by David West and Alice Brown
Communal Reading: Our mission is to nurture spirituality, build caring community & work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.
Opening by Alice Brown / Sound Healing
Lao Tzu #66 followed by 5 minutes of silence
Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.
Translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English
Welcome, Announcements & Offering
Poetry by David West
Reading from Mark 10:17-31 by Jesse Watkins
17 As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good. 19 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.’[a]”
20 “Teacher,” the man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”
21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!” 24 This amazed them. But Jesus said again, “Dear children, it is very hard[b] to enter the Kingdom of God. 25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”
Sermon by Lulu Philips
Special Performance by The Fireroast Mountain Boys
Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by ?
Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee Treats by ?
Community Meal & Food Giveaway: Tue, Mar. 6, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm. Meal served 5:30 to 6:45. Free, everyone welcome. Volunteers are needed, please sign up!
Emigration Forum: Wed, Mar 7, 5:30 to 7:00 pm. With CM Alondra Cano.
Cabin Fever Sing-along: Fri, Mar. 9, 7 to 9 pm around the 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
Gender Equity in Christianity: Sat, Mar 10, 3:30-5:00 pm. In the conference room. Open to all who are interested. Follow-up to Nancy and Sally’s Sunday service discussion a month ago. FFI: Nancy Gehrenbeck-Miller
Dance for Women: Sat, Mar.10, 7-10:30 pm. All women are invited; DJ-ed by Kelly Shay. $7 at the door for this event. FFI Nancy Vezner or Susan Zeni
Community Meal & Food Giveaway: Tue, Mar. 13, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm. Meal served 5:30 to 6:45. Free, everyone welcome. Volunteers are needed, please sign up! Followed by Walker Singers rehearsal, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Anne Tiller’s Birthday Dance: Sat, Mar. 24. More information will be available closer to the date.
Walker Women’s Weekend Retreat – Save the Dates: From evening of Fri, Apr 6 to morning of Sun, Apr 8, at Lulu’s home in Chisago City. FFI Lulu Philips
None this week.
Walker Community United Methodist Church
3104 16th Avenue South, Mpls MN 55407
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm.
Office e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: Walker Community United Methodist Church
Facebook Group: Walker Church Arts & Performance
Facebook Group: Walker Community UMC Peace with Justice
Pastor Walter Lockhart 651-646-3693
Children’s Ed Coordinator: Olivia Peterson
Bookkeeper: Carrie Feldman
Communications: Deb Ramage
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 Lake Street Coffee, 3223 E Lake St. 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
Sarah Dagg Massage Therapist: Two days each month between 9 am to 5 pm by appointment. Contact Sarah
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
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
Stop Line 3 Climate Justice Group: Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm in the conference room. FFI Al Sherwood