WC-UMC

Walker Chapel UMC

Sanctuary Open for Prayer: Sunday, 9:00 am
Adult Study: Sunday, 9:30 am
Worship: Sunday, 10:30 am
Children's Sunday School: Sunday, 10:45 am

WebMasters Computer Club

The website is scheduled to go live on February 1st but much work remains.  The club will meet each 9:15 am Sunday morning so come if you are able and join us as we continue to expand the new website.  There are several projects underway, but each club member is welcome to have their own sandbox and own projects if they like.

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HVAC Project

There are two HVAC systems that meet in the two large air handlers (fans) that circulate air; one for the Sanctuary and the other for the Fellowship Hall.  One HVAC system is for heating and is made up of a low-pressure natural gas boiler that heats water that is pumped through the many pipes in the chapel to the radiators and the air handlers.  The second system is for cooling and is made up of a large electric motor, refrigerant compressor, and a large outside bank of condensers.  It was the compressor that failed last year.  Both HVAC systems service just the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall building.  The administration building has its own bank of six units that provide heating and cooling.  Read more here and on the status of our system...

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Cemetery Restoration Project

The Walker Chapel Cemetery is a designated Historical Area dating back to when the chapel was first formed and the land was donated by Robert and Margaret Walker.

Over the years many individuals have made huge improvements that have contributed to the beauty and serenity of the cemetery.  The building of the entrance gates, removal of brambles and vines, adding the entrance patio and bench, the apostle lights, and the care on T-for-Tal and Chapel Day this year all show the care and love we have for this special place in our community.

The Walker grave site is towards the back and is now overgrown with ivy, bushes, and volunteer trees.  It is not the only site in this condition.  Many headstones and grave markers have been toppled by time and weather.  Many of the beautiful mature trees are fighting for their lives as they are choked by English and poison ivy vines sometimes more than 3” thick.  This project is to restore the cemetery and grounds.  Read more on the status of the project...

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Chapel Sunday & Neighborhood Book Clubs

The Chapel has an active book club / study group each Sunday morning before Sunday Services.  The activity has been well attended and has already read and discusses a some great works and persons.  But many cannot attend at 9:30am on Sunday due to other chapel obligations such as the choir and WebMasters Computer Club.  For them and anyone else who would like to join us, a second book club has been created that meets on every other Wednesday night.

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Windows Preservation Project

The Sanctuary windows are among the jewels of Walker Chapel.  Discussions here and there have been in play for years; should we replace the windows, what would be acceptable to the Historic Preservation people, what do you think about stained glass?  The joint feeling was put into words recently by one of us, “I … love the clear glass and feel that it's part of the sanctuary's great appeal and, I think, is part of the appeal of that "Congregational" style.”  Read more on this page to learn the current status of the project.

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