Upcoming Walker Events and Meetings


  • 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 office@walkerchurch.org


Sunday Celebration

October 22, 2017


Greetings by Carole Megarry & Jan Werness

Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre & Dianne O’Donnell

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

Poetry by Francie Corroy

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Hymn by Mary Parker

Scripture Reading by Carla Irwin

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Walker Singers: “Alleluia” by Randall Thompson

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Cheryl Kramer

Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee



“Light of Unity Festival”

Sun, Oct 22 at Walker Church


The Baha’is of Minneapolis are using the church for their “Light of Unity Festival” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. The events on this Sunday are free and open to all and we are all invited:


2:30-4:30 pm: A workshop on the Baha’i approach to compassionate consultation entitled “Decision Making and Problem Solved that Unite a Diverse World.” The presenters are Bill and Jean Harley of Harley Consulting and Coaching, authors of two recently published books, Now That I’m Here, What Should I Be Doing? and Transformed: How to Make Decisions that Change Your Life.


4:30-5:30 pm: A newly released, beautifully produced film on the life of Baha’u’llah, “Light to the World.”


5:30-6:30 pm: A sumptuous Persian meal/feast prepared by talented group of Persian grandmas!


6:30-8:30 pm: An international diversity concert featuring Aztec dancers, Somali dancers, the Walker Singers, a popular hip hop artist, a classical Persian singer, a jazz pianist, Steven Hobert, and Siama Matuungidi, Minnesota’s resident Congolese pop star.


Child care is available for the 2:30-4:30 pm workshop. Please help the Baha’is know how many people will be coming. RSVP at Facebook/Festival of Light Minneapolis.




Free Community Meal:  Tues, Oct 24, doors open and food giveaway at 5 pm, meal served 5:30 to 6:45 pm. All welcome.  Cook Pastor Walter Lockhart.  Please sign up as a volunteer if you can help set-up, serve and/or clean-up.  FFI Walter


Women’s Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Oct 28, 9:30 to noon at Dianne O’Donnell’s home.  FFI Lulu Philips


Dia de los Muertos Sunday Celebration October 29:  An offrenda will be set up in the sanctuary.  Bring flowers, pictures and mementos. FFI Dianne O’Donnell


Bluegrass Jam:  Mon, Oct 30, 7 to 10 pm


Halloween Night, Tuesday, October 31


Community Meal: 5:30 to 6:45.  A simple meal served on paper plates that can be eaten either in the dining hall or in the sanctuary while listening to the band.  FFI Walter Lockhart


Stone Arch Jazz Band:  6:30 to 7:30 in the sanctuary FFI David West


Samhain:  8 pm in the sanctuary Our annual ritual in which we visit the Roadhouse of the Dead will be held after. FFI Dianne O’Donnell


Coming in November


Hymn Concert:  Sun, Nov 12, 4 to 6 pm.  FFI Mary Parker and Joe Hesla


Walker Church Holiday Art Fair:  Saturday, November 18, 10am to 4pm; Sunday November 19, 12pm to 4pm.  We still have room for a few more artists—no upfront fee, just 15% of your sales to help support Walker Church.  FFI kcbretzke@gmail.com

Calling all artists and crafters! We are looking for handmade things to sell for the art fair at our Walker table. We are also looking for people to staff the table for the two days. We will send around a signup sheet with other art fair sign-ups at church. All proceeds go to Walker Church, and this table has been a great fundraiser for our church!  mccpuppet@gmail.com



Other Announcements


Our Christmas Eve pageant based on the children’s Christmas story “The Littlest Angel” will be performed on Christmas Eve, Sunday Dec 24 at 2 p.m.  It was written by Tony Wentersdorf and will be directed by Janet Skidmore.  There are approximately a dozen roles for both adults and children and should be a lot of fun.  If you are interested in taking part, please contact Tony or Janet.

Tony and Janet will meet after Sunday Celebration on October 22 in the conference with those interested in participating in the pageant “The Littlest Angel”  written by Tony that will be directed by Janet.


Please note that on the bulletin board in the main entryway there are flyers titled “Neighborhood Resources” for anyone inquiring about nearby free meals, food giveaways, food shelves and/or help with monetary assistance.  If you have suggestions on other resources please let me know and I can add them-Jennifer.


CLASSICS LOST ‘N’ FOUND THEATER COMPANY is performing AN IDEAL HUSBAND Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm (Oct 20, 21, 27 & 28) The address is Nokomis Lutheran Church at 5011 s 31st av.

J Emily Peabody (a Walker Church member) is in the cast.


Willow is offering sliding scale massage sessions from her home office. I offer this to my community as an attempt to keep massage affordable to those who need it and who may not have a lot of disposable income. Also to promote self-care with a less intimidating price point.  60 min is $35-$60

Massage schedule for the next few weeks.; October 16th, 19th between 10 and 6: October 21st between 2 and 6pm: October 24th, 25th, 26th between 4 and 8: October 27th between 2 and 6. FFI Willow Monkeylaws@gmail.com


Women’s Congress for Future Generations:  November 3-5  It’s time for Women’s Leadership!
It’s no secret– these are tough and unsure times that we are living in. While these times call for warriors of the human spirit, they also call for us to come together to give each other strength and live in our beloved community.
The Women’s Congress for Future Generations elevates the voices of women to protect Mother Earth and Future Generations at this critical moment in history. We raise up women’s voices to catalyze actions that shift laws, policies, and norms that will ultimately support a world in which future generations can thrive. Register at www.wcffg.org



From Janet Skidmore:  The candidate forum for Ward 9 was filmed and you can see the three candidates who attended talk about the issues.  The current Ward 9 council representative did not attend:


The southside mayoral forum was filmed in its entirety.  You can watch it on the Kingfield Neighborhood Association website. You have to scroll down a bit to find it:




Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups


Chalice Circle:  Sundays 9 to 10 am in the Meditation Room. We listen to music, meditate, read a passage on the subject of spiritual growth, and use the circle method to discuss our thoughts and feelings. 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: Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Doors open 5 pm  Free, everyone welcome!

Walker Singers: Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm led by Jim McCreary

Initiates: 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 abmermaid@gmail.com

Sarah Dagg Massage Therapist:  Two days each month between 9 am to 5 pm by appointment. Contact Sarah 218-831-9570 sdagg@crosslake.net


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 beginning Oct 12. 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

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