On May 27, 2012, Pentecost Sunday the Walker United Methodist Church was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The congregation has made a decision to rebuild on the same site in the Powderhorn neighborhood, where they have a vital urban ministry. The new building will have lots of meeting space for Nonprofits. The new fellowship hall will be on the second floor, with a view of the Minneapolis skyline. An adjacent commercial kitchen will be available to both Walker and outside groups. The sanctuary, Sunday School, offices, a small meeting room and a meditation room will be on the first floor.
Unfortunately, Walker’s insurance will not cover the cost of a full rebuild, but with the funds from the Metro West Builder Fall Call, their dream is becoming a reality. The call raised over $26,000. There was a anonymous donor who matched those gifts 10 to 1, resulting in over $260,000 for the project. Walker will be breaking ground on their new facility in the spring. Thank you, Builder’s Club members, for helping to make this dream a reality!