Announcements- March 20, 2019

Walker Community United Methodist Church

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

Hello Walkerites, Friends & Visitors

Here are the announcements.

No one has signed up for hospitality treats or communal singing leaders.

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

Parking restrictions to the odd side of residential(Ave) streets in Minneapolis until April 1st.

Parking is allowed in the Fairview clinic lot just south of 31st Street on Fridays after 5pm, all day Saturdays and Sundays until 10pm.

Sarah Dagg Massage: Friday, March 22nd. By appointment only. Please contact Sarah 218-831-9570.

Sharon Evans Memorial Service: Saturday, March 23rd1pm in the sanctuary.

Alice Browne Recital: Sunday, March 24th 2pm in the sanctuary.

Sunday Celebration

March 24, 2019

Greeters: Carole Megarry & Jan Werness

Communal Singing by

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


The Tao doesn’t take sides;
it gives birth to both good and evil.
The Master doesn’t take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners.

The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it, the more it produces;
the more you talk of it, the less you understand.

Hold on to the center.

Poetry by

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:   Isaiah 55:1-5 by Jesse Watkins

1 Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

3 Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

4 See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.

5 See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart                                                                       

Special Performance by Janet Skidmore and the Walker Singers

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

Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee, Treats by

Sarah Dagg Massage: Monday, March 25th. By appointment only. Please contact Sarah 218-831-9570.

Bluegrass Jam: Monday, March  25th 7-10pm. Coming late and leaving early is okay.  The jam is for folks of all abilities.   It is not necessarily church music.  Everyone, who wants to, gets to choose and lead several songs. Listeners are also welcome. Enter through the main door on the east side of the building.  FFI Roy Vanderwerf

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, March 26th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Walker Singers Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 26th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Membership & Outreach Dessert Meeting: Sunday, March 31st after Sunday celebration in the conference room.

Rummage Sale Set up begins:  Sunday, March 31st.Please bring your good condition clean used items.  We can use summer clothing, household items, jewelry, luggage, toys, books, CDs, DVDs, linens, small appliances, and other items.  We can’t accept computers, TVs, printers, microwaves, mattresses, cribs, or child car seats. It’s our biggest fundraiser, and we made over $6,000 last year to support our mission.        Please bring rummage to Celebration on Sunday March 31st, or between 9am and 7pm on Monday, April 1st and Tuesday, April 2nd ONLY. Starting Wednesday, volunteers will be fully occupied in organizing and pricing, and will not have time to sort additional contributions.

Holy Fool Celebration: Sunday, March 31st 6pm upstairs

Spring Rummage Sale: Thursday, April 4, 5:30 to 8:30 pm; Friday, April 5, 1:00 to 8:00 pm; and Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. NOTE REDUCED HOURS–No Sunday sale.  Bag sale will be Saturday at 2:00. We will be accepting credit cards throughout the sale. FFI Lulu Philips 612-281-3778

Walker Community Announcements

Join other Reconciling United Methodists The special General Conference is behind us. Those who hoped for a different outcome are trying to figure out what to do next. Please join other MN Reconciling United Methodists for the annual spring social gathering on Saturday, March 30th from 11:30am-2pm at Eden Prairie UMC, 15050 Scenic Heights Rd.Eden Prairie, MN 55344. This is an opportunity to gather, have fellowship and hear Rev. Judy Zabel, chair of MN Annual Conference delegation to General Conference, speak. We will gather at 11:30, share a potluck lunch at noon (bring a dish to share) and then move to the sanctuary for the program. For the program, Rev. Judy Zabel will be addressing the group to review what took place at the 2019 General Conference, the response from Minnesota and a glimpse of what may happen over the next year in Minnesota and how you and your Church can become more involved in our fight for inclusion.

The Fireroast Mountain Boys featuring Walker’s own David West, Don Browne, Dick Danaher and Steve Sandberg appear once a month at the Underground Music Cafe 1579 Hamline Avenue in St. Paul on the fourth Saturday at 5pm. Original tunes, jazz, rock, and old time served in a convivial wine bar atmosphere with wood fired pizza.

Eerodynamic! A CD Release Concert by Tony Wentersdorf & Mary Parker with featured guest Sally Kueh Friday, April 26th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Events Elsewhere

Heart of the Beast Puppet Lab Performances:March 22 & 23 at 7:30pm, March 24 at 2:30pm
The Alluvial by Andrew Young: Growing up as a minority, there are questions you can only ask within the shadows of yourself. Through shadow puppetry, live performance, storytelling, and sound, The Alluvial explores questions of place, belonging, and the shifting nature of memory — a meditation on family, migration, and identity, to bring the things passed down to us into the light.

Not here, Not there: An Adoptee’s Journey to Home By Kallie Melvin What is Home? Using a combination of original music, paper shadow puppets, photography, and live action performance, Not here, Not there follows the journey of an international adoptee. Through an exploration of grief and loss, family, memories, and more, a new definition of home emerges through a world of shadows.

Join us for a night of revelry and puppet fun on March 29th We’ll have the exclusive premiere of a short film Children of Spring from MindTwist Studio about the magic of MayDay from the kids’ point of view! We’ve got a great night planned for you including: Live music from The Changeups, Puppet Photobooth, Make and take activity for kids, Children of Spring Film Premiere, Family-friendly puppet cabaret, and a red carpet party! Drinks of all kinds, popcorn, and treats available for sale. Dress in your funkiest “MayDay Formal” attire for some red carpet-worthy moments. $12 adults. $7 kids under the age of 12. Sponsored by The Seward Coop – come ready to give to support MayDay! Seward will match the first $5,000 in donations

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus spring concert opens with This is Me from The Greatest Showman and continues with music that celebrates our communities. Act 2 is the premier of the new work for men’s chorus, Unbreakable, chronicling the trials and triumphs of the LGBTQ community. With words and music by Tony Award-nominee Andrew Lippa (I Am Harvey Milk), TCGMC is proud to co-underwrite and present this new work in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. March 29th and 30th 8pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall. Adults $25-$53. 12 & Under: 50% off. For tickets: 612-624-2345 or

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 a local coffee shop.  FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesdays, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  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 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 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

Dance for Women:  2nd Saturday of each month 7 to 10 pm in the sanctuary.

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:  1st and 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

Norwegian Folk Dance: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month 7 to 9 pm in the Sanctuary. Rehearsals open to all, free.

Stop Line 3 Climate Justice Group:  Some Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm in the conference room.  FFI Al Sherwood