Announcements June 21, 2017


 Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • 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



East Lake LOL AA:  Wed, June 21, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This mixed, open AA group meets weekly at Walker in the conference room.


Ifa/Orisa Class taught by Amoke Kubat: Wed, June 21, 6:30 to 8 pm in the dining hall.   below.


Twin Cities PRIDE is June 24 & 25.  MN Reconciling Congregations will have a booth in Loring Park open on Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and will participate in the parade on Sunday at 11 a.m.   There will be a worship service at the parade line-up site (usually near 3rd Street and Hennepin Ave) just prior to the parade.

Women’s Brunch:  Sat, June 24, 9:30 to noon at KC Bretzke’s

Initiates:  Sun, June 25, 8:15 to 10:15 in the conference room.  FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz



Sunday Celebration

June 25, 2017

Greetings by Carole Megarry & Jan Werness

Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre & Dianne O’Donnell

Celebration led by Mary Parker

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


Lao Tzu # followed by 5 minutes of silence

Poetry by Cheryl Kramer

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading from IFA Odu is “Ogbe Owonrin” – an open road leads to unexpected chaos. What does this mean for those who are fighting for pride, dignity and all lives matter?

Sunday Talk by Amoke Kubat

Special Performance by Kent Eklund

Circle with Joys & Concerns

& sharing of bread & juice brought by Kay Seelhoff

Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee and for Lulu Philips for treats


Church Council meeting:  Sun, June 25, 12:15 pm.  FFI Lulu Philips


Improvisation Group:  Sun, June 25, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in the sanctuary to explore group reading and group dance, led by Janet Skidmore.  (They will also meet on July 30, and August 27) All are welcome with no previous experience necessary. FFI Janet


Community Meal:  Tues, June 27, 5:30 to 7 pm.  Cook:  Walter Lockhart.  Please sign up on the clipboards on Sundays if you can help.


East Lake LOL AA:  Wed, June 28, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This mixed, open AA group meets weekly at Walker in the conference room.


Ifa/Orisa Class taught by Amoke Kubat: Wed, June 28, 6:30 to 8 pm in the dining hallAmoke Kubat, an Iyanifa and priestess of Yemoja, will give an overview of IFA/Orisa, the spiritual practice of Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria and diasporic communities worldwide. Following classes will be 6:30 to 8:30 on Wednesdays June 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26.  All are welcome. Free will offerings welcome If you have questions, please contact Amoke


Honor the Earth Teach-in on the planned Line 3 pipeline:  Thurs, June 29, 5:30 pm. Sponsored by the Peace with Justice Committee.



Summer Celebration Schedule

In June all our Sunday Celebrations will be in church.

July 2 in Powderhorn Park

July 9 in the church

July 16 in Powderhorn Park

July 23 in the church

August 6 in the yard at church

August 13 in the church

August 20 in Powderhorn Park–for the last time this summer




Other Events & Announcements


Kent Eklund performing in Pianos on Parade:  Tues, June 27, noon to 1 pm at Mpls Convention Center, Grant St & 2nd Av.  FFI Kent


Transition National Gathering, July 27-30

Several current and former Walker Church members are involved with local Transition groups in the Twin Cities – Leslie Mackenzie, Peter Foster, Peter Doughty, Paula Holden, and Joe Hesla, among them. (Transition is a global, citizen-led movement of people taking action to reduce their carbon footprint, prepare for a changing climate, relocalize their economy and build resilient, socially connected communities.)


Leslie would like to share information about an upcoming one-of-a-kind event happening here in the Twin Cities that would be of interest to Walker members.


“Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities” is the theme of the 1st National Transition Gathering, taking place at Macalester College, July 27 to 30. With more than 70 presenters from Minnesota, across the nation and across the globe, it will bring information and inspiration to anyone working on community-based projects to build economically and environmentally sustainable communities.


The event kicks off Thurs., July 27, with intensive workshops on topics of building local economic resilience, community rights, inner resilience, shaping local policy and techniques for effective collaboration for working groups. Thursday evening features a screening of the award-winning French documentary, Demain (Tomorrow), which showcases what communities around the world are doing to meet environmental and social challenges.


Friday, July 28 features keynote speaker Richard Heinberg, a senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, speaking on “Transition in the Age of Denial.” The federal government may have stepped away from the Paris agreement on climate, local governments, community members, and businesses are looking – and working – to achieve a more sustainable, fossil fuel free future.


The main gathering, on Sat., July 29 and Sun., July 30, includes 39 concurrent workshops with experts and community members from around the U.S. sharing stories of success and skills for building resilience and sustainability at all levels – individual, household, neighborhood, and city. There are two workshops specifically addressing faith and faith communities. Saturday evening features keynote speaker Phyllis Young, Standing Rock Elder and Water Protector, followed by music.


To learn more about the National Gathering, see


There are work-trade opportunities available for local residents who would like to help at the event for a significantly reduced entry free. The local organizers are also seeking homestay opportunities for out-of-town speakers and attendees. If you can assist with a homestay, please contact Leslie Mackenzie at


You are invited to a brand new play by Ted & Company TheaterWorks about the Doctrine of Discovery – the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous peoples. The show will take place on Thursday, June 29, 7 – 9 PM at Calvary Church, 2608 Blaisdell Ave. in Minneapolis. The play uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of justice, land use and Indigenous experience. A show about love and loss of land, Discovery nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity. Tickets ($5 – $20 pay what you can) and more information are at this web link: Discovery: A Comic Lament


Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups

Circle Gathering: Sundays 9 to 10 am.  The circle is currently discussing the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn. FFI Mary Parker & Tony Wentersdorf

Coffee Gathering: Mondays 10 to noon at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 E Lake St.  FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart

Community Meal: Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm.  Free, everyone welcome!

Walker Singers are on Summer Break and will resume on September 5 led by Jim McCreary

Initiates: Usually meets the 3rd Sunday of each month 8:15 to 10:15 am in the conference room. FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz

Men’s Potluck Brunch: 2nd Saturday of each month at someone’s home.

Women’s Potluck Brunch: 4th Saturday of each month at someone’s home. FFI Lulu Philips

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 by Walkerites

Alice Browne Music Lessons, Therapy & Sound Healing: Thursdays & Fridays by appointment.  Lessons in beginning piano, guitar, fiddle, all levels of voice and Sound Healing-a massage of sound vibrations.  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

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 pm to 9:15 pm. Free style movement with music.  Cost: $10-15.  FFI Facebook Aware Dance & Movement

Hoop Twin Cities:  is taking a break and will meet next Tuesdays July 11-15 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

Private Transforming Families Group:  2nd Saturday of each 1 to 3 pm.  Support for families with transgender children FFI Walker office.

Autoharp Jams:  2nd Sunday of each month 3 to 5 pm.  FFI Tony Wentersdorf

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.