Upcoming Events

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Want To Help Fight Economic Inequality?

Sign Two Petitions in Coffee Hour on Sunday

Did you know that a full-time minimum wage worker in our state currently makes only $22,880 a year? Many such workers work three jobs just to afford housing, groceries and heat. Leslie Stebbins and Tom Blumenthal will have petitions from Raise Up Massachusetts this Sunday. One is for implementing paid family and medical leave, and the second is to raise the minimum wage. Sign up for change!

What Is UUism?

“The New UU” Starts This Sunday, 11:50am, Anne Smith

Do you find it tricky to describe Follen to your friends? Do you wish you knew more about UUism and how it came to be?

You don’t have to be new — just maybe a bit curious — to enjoy these monthly gatherings exploring topics like UU History, UU Social Justice, and How Follen Works.

Sunday’s topic: What is UUism? Grab a bowl of soup and join Rev. Susanne after worship. Drop in and meet some new folks!


Let’s Learn (More) about Race

This Sunday and October 8, noon, Marshman Center

This Sunday, view the second episode in an exploration of race, the PBS documentary series Race: The Power of an Illusion.

We’ll watch “The Story We Tell” and discuss the ideology of white supremacy as a defense for slavery and how it was used in the 19th century to support American expansionism.

On October 8, “The House We Live In” shows the role of ordinary social institutions in benefitting white people. Each episode builds on the one before it, but also stands alone as an informative and powerful presentation.

A light lunch and childcare will be provided. To ask questions or request childcare, please email Follen Responds to Racism.

Get Ready for the East Village Fair!

Saturday, September 30

Only one week until the fair! Please —

1. Keep baking — and tuck the goodies in your freezer. Please deliver food wrapped, three cookies per bag, label for any nuts. Gluten-free baked goods welcome.

2. Let the tag sale inspire you to declutter.  See donations instructions here.

3. Sign up for any EVF time slot  We particularly need people for flea market sorting and pricing!

Mendelsohn Lecture, on History and Hope

Sunday, October 15, 4 pm, at the UU Urban Ministry

View the documentary Passage at St. Augustine…The Story of a 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement that Transformed History, which will be followed by a guided discussion with the filmmaker Clennon L. King and community activist Mimi Jones.

They will ask: What is our civic engagement role in moving justice forward, and are we making progress? The event is free.

Choir Rehearsals

Children’s Choir: Mondays 4pm, Anne Smith Room
Youth Choir: Mondays 5pm, Sanctuary
Adult Choir: Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm, Sanctuary

Junior and Youth Choirs begin rehearsing Monday, September 12. If your family plans on participating in Junior or Youth Choir but have not yet registered, please see Tyler after service to fill out a registration form.  Senior Choir begins regular rehearsals on Tuesday, September 13. Anyone interested in joining the Senior Choir should see Tyler after service or email musicdirector@follen.org to receive more information.