Announcements, February 22, 2018

Walker Community United Methodist Church

Our mission is to nurture spirituality, build caring community & work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.

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 please contact the Walker office


Sunday Celebration

February 25, 2018

Greetings by Carole Megarry and Jan Werness

Communal Singing led by Howard Kranz and Roberta Cullen

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 #66 followed by 5 minutes of silence


Knowledge studies others,
Wisdom is self-known;
Muscle masters others,
Self-mastery is bone;
Content need never borrow,
Ambition wanders blind:
Vitality cleaves to the marrow
Leaving death behind.

Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Poetry by Howard Kranz

Reading from Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 by Roberta Cullen

17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.

17:2 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.”

17:3 Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him,

17:4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations.

17:5 No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations.

17:6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.

17:7 I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.

17:15 God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

17:16 I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

  Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

 Special Performance by Wayne Bailey

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, Feb 27, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

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

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

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

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


Events Elsewhere

Fundraiser for Rohingya Refugees: Sat, Feb 24, 5:30 pm (dinner included) at Northwest Islamic Community Center, 3300 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth MN. Walker Church is a co-sponsor. Call Lulu Philips FFI or to arrange car-pooling.


Walker Community United Methodist Church

3104 16th Avenue South, Mpls MN 55407

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm.

Phone: 612-722-6612.

Office e-mail: 


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