Weekly Announcements

In chronological order: Walker Events & Meetings-all at the church unless noted otherwise. & Public Events organized by others that will be held at Walker.

 Sunday Celebration January 11, 2015

Greetings by Margo McCreary, Jan Werness & Janet Court

Communal Singing led by Janet Skidmore

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

Opening Smudge

Lao Tzu # 13 Mitchell translation followed by 5 minutes of silence

Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear.

What does it mean that success is a dangerous as failure?

Whether you go up the ladder or down it, you position is shaky.

When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance.

What does it mean that hope is as hollow as fear?

Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self.

When we don’t see the self as self, what do we have to fear?

See the world as yourself. Have faith in the way things are.

Love the world as yourself; then you can care for all things.

Poetry by Terry Roos

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11 by Janet Court

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible

Speaker: “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Faith” by Allyson Hayward

Special Performance by Joe Hesla

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Kay Seelhoff

Thanks for:

Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager, Treats by Allyson Hayward & Help with clean-up by Janet Skidmore


Autoharp Jam:  Sun, Jan 11, 3 pm to 5 pm.  FFI Tony Wentersdorf

Community Meal by the Kitchen Cabinet:  Tues, Jan 13, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  FFI Sarah Elizabeth.

Finance Committee meeting:  Wed, Jan 14, 5 pm

Trustees meeting:  Wed, Jan 14, 6 pm

Southside Aces Dance:  Sat, Jan 17, 8 pm to 10 pm.  The swingin’ New Orleans style Jazz Band.  Dance demos by Rhythm and Swing.  Presented by Walker Community Concert Series. Pay what you can for all you can dance!

All Church Conference to Elect 2015 Walker Church Officers:  Sun, Jan 18, following celebration.

Community Meal by Walter:  Tues, Jan 20, 5:30 to 6:45.  FFI Walter.

Celebration committee meeting:  Sun, Jan 25, following celebration

Community Meal by the Wesley Foundation students:  Tues, Jan 27, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  FFI Walter.

Bioneers “A New Year – A New Story: Cultivating Courage in Community”:  Sat, Jan 31, 12:30 to 4:30 pm.  Join us for an afternoon of discovering your wild spirit in action. We will view four inspiring and informative talks from four extraordinary leaders from the 2014 Bioneers Conference.  FFI Anne Tiller

Community Sing:  Sat, Jan 31, 7 pm.  A free public event organized by Bret Hesla.

Mardi Gras Party & Community Meal:  Tues, Feb 17, beginning with the meal at 5:30. FFI Mary Parker.

Ash Wednesday Service:  Wed, Feb 18

Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast:  Sat, Feb 14, 8 am to noon.

Mary Parker’s Love Concert:  Sat, Feb 14


Events held every week

Sunday Meditation Group 8:15-9:30 am.  FFI Nancy Larsen,

Celebration 10 am. Sunday School 10:30 am.

Shabach Tabernacle Service Sundays 1:30 to 3:30 pm. FFI Pastor Daniel Turner

Monday Morning Coffee Gatherings10 am at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 East Lake St.

Walker Singer Rehearsals Tuesdays 6:45 to 7:45 pm.  FFI Jim McCreary.

Community Meals:  Every Tuesday 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Aztec Dancers Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Open to all.

Rosen Movement Class Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am.  FFI Phyllis Weiner



The next Sanctuary Art Project will begin soon, created by Adel Gardner and (hopefully) every member of the Walker Community. We will each create a part to be added to the whole.

By Sunday, January 11 there will be examples of the project and materials for your creation kept in the back of the sanctuary by the lending library. (Yarn is one of the materials that is needed & you can add your yarn donation.)  FFI: Adel Gardner 612-718-9134


Basic Drawing Class by Maggie Rozycki:  Tuesdays Jan. 13 – Feb. 3 , 6 – 8 pm at Casket Arts Carriage House. Studio 302, 1720 Madison St NE, Minneapolis, 55413. Everyone can learn to draw. We will demystify the magical process of drawing. You will learn to draw by seeing as an artist. This kind of observation, allows you to see the world in its amazing beauty. 4 classes, $100. For questions and to register and pay, contact Maggie Rozycki 612-229-1638 or rozymaggie@gmail.com. Deadline to register is Sunday, January 11.



More than Skin Deep Workshop:  Fri, Sat & Sun, Feb 20, 21 & 22.  A public event held at Walker Church, registration is necessary.  “In order to end systems of racial dominance, we have to end whiteness. Period. Ending whiteness means changing the systems of perpetuation but ending whiteness demands more than that. Individuals, families and communities that have been socialized as white have been conditioned from birth to benefit from and support racial dominance. Changing these patterns demands education but information is not enough. White conditioning begins when white bodies are preverbal; when small children are being taught, directly and indirectly, by the adults around them. This work is about literally becoming a different kind of person from the cells out. This work is also about finding ways to shift these patterns without continually re-centering whiteness, white experience and white learning.” For more information on the workshop More than Skin Deep: Uprooting White Supremacy One Cell at a Time and for registration information, please go to http://www.hackmanconsultinggroup.org/skindeep/