Weekly Announcements

The office will be closed from noon on Wednesday, December 24  until Monday, December 29.  Merry Christmas!

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

Christmas Eve Service: Wednesday, December 24, 4 pm

The Sunday Celebration Committee presents our beloved Christmas Eve Service with Music and Candlelight and Memories. You will be warmed and comforted by “Emma’s Quilt”. Children are invited to attend this service with their families. Childcare is also available. Come and welcome new birth with us!

 Walker Women’s 4th Saturday Brunch:  Sat, Dec 27, 9:30 am in the conference room.  FFI Lulu Philips

 Walker Men’s Group (4th Sat) :  Sat, Dec 27, 9:30 am in the home of a group member.  FFI Jim Feldman

Sunday Celebration

December 28, 2014

Greetings by Paul McHugh & Anne Tiller

Communal Singing led by Tony Wentersdorf

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

Opening Smudge

Lao Tzu # 10 followed by 5 minutes of silence

Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become supple as a newborn child’s?
Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue.

Poetry by Greg Garman

Welcome & Introduction of Visitors

Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading Galatians 4:4-7 by Jim Stark

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent Jesus, born of a woman, born under the law,
in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.  And because you are children, God has sent the Holy Spirit into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”  So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Tony Wentersdorf

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Linda Berglin

Thanks for:  Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager, Treats by, Help is needed with clean-up.


MBOTMA Bluegrass Jam:  Mon, Dec 29, 7 pm

 Breakfast for Dinner Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 30, 5:30 to 6:45.

 Community Meal:  Tues, Jan 6, 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Nautilis Music Theater rehearsal:  Tues, Jan 6, 7 pm, free & open to all.


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

 Community Meal:  Tues, Jan 13, 5:30 to 6:45 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 the Kitchen Cabinet:  Tues, Jan 20, 5:30 to 6:45.  FFI Sarah Elizabeth

 Bioneers:  Wed, Jan 21, 7 pm.  FFI Anne Tiller

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. (not on Dec 29)

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


Materials are needed for the next Sanctuary Art Project which will be created by Adel Gardner and (hopefully) every member of the Walker Community. We will each create a part to be added to the whole. It is a simple project that will begin to be created after Christmas. Yarn is one of the materials that is needed  and Adel is requesting yarn donations to be brought to Walker. There will be a labeled container available in the clockroom for you to add your yarn donation. Further Information will follow. Thank you in advance!’ Adel

 Ukulele Yule:  Friday, December 26, 7-9pm at Zeke’s Unchained Animal 3508 E. Lake St. The Fireroast Mountain Boys gather the community for the 8th annual seasonal affective roast of our Lord and celebration of the ukulele replete with cultural references to Monty Python, Elvis, Roof Raking, Comfort Food and the Hockey Puck Blues.