Upcoming Events

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Food for Thought: “Just Listening: Music and the Beginner’s Mind”

Thursday February 15, 6-8pm, Follen Community Center

Come enjoy good company, and find the joy of encountering music of any kind as a path to spiritual awareness, guided by veteran teacher (and Vivian Montgomery’s husband) John Morrison, right.

As always, dinner and childcare provided. No RSVP necessary.

Black Lives in History Film Series

Friday, February 16, 7pm, Follen Community Center

Follen Responds to Racism brings you a series of films about black history.  Our license for showing these films does not allow us to provide information about the film on our website.  For information, check your Thursday “Follen For You” email news or the “Follen Members and Friends” Facebook page or email FRRFilms@follen.org


No Name Choir — All Welcome!

Sunday, February 18, 9am Rehearsal, 10:30 Service

Come join us!  Rehearsal is Tuesday February 14, 7:30-8:30pm in the Sanctuary, and we gather at 9am on Sunday to warm-up and rehearse. If you have always wanted to sing at Follen, this is your chance.

We are a Welcoming Chorus and everyone is welcome. We want you! If you would like music and recordings in advance, contact Music Director Vivian Montgomery.

Community Conversation about Immigration

Sunday February 25, 2:00-3:30pm Temple Isaiah, Lexington

Follen is a cosponsor of this discussion: What are the experiences of immigrants, regardless of immigration status, in Lexington? There will be a warrant article at Town Meeting this spring that aims to make Lexington a welcoming and safe community for everyone.

To learn more about this initiative — or to volunteer to help support a woman now in sanctuary in the Bedford UU church — contact Anne Engelhart.

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Sunday February 25, 2 pm, at Hibernian Hall, Roxbury

Join the UU Urban Ministry for a special theatrical performance. for colored girls… by Ntozake Shange is an award-winning choreopoem of 21 poems linked by music and dance; 7 women of color declare and dance out their everyday joys, hurts, and loves.

Margaret “Peg” Bradley Memorial Service

Saturday February 24, 11am, Follen Sanctuary

A Follen member since 2008, Peg Bradley died January 29. She was a high school biology teacher for 39 years, a Lexington Town Meeting member, and a leader in the League of Women Voters.

Rev. Marie Tulin will conduct a memorial service. If you can help with the service or the reception, please contact Marie. Read Peg’s obituary here. 

Cardigan Lodge Weekend

March 2-4, Alexandria, New Hampshire

Join us for a wonderful weekend of hiking,skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, companionship and excellent food. Please call AMC Reservations at (603) 466-2727 by February 2 to reserve. Ask for the Follen Community Church and Group Reservation #373941.

Follen Leadership Retreat

“Covenant is the silk that joins Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith.” – UUA.

Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn and Simon Horsburgh will lead a 4-hour retreat to explore a congregational covenant for Follen. Invited leaders include Parish Board, Program Council, ushers, hosts, lay ministers, and Action Team chairs.

We will examine the meaning of covenant and how we treat each other. We hope to leave with a draft for further discussion and revision, with the goal of voting on this covenant at Annual Meeting in May.

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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.  Adult Choir begins regular rehearsals on Tuesday, September 13. Anyone interested in joining the Senior Choir should see Vivian after service or email musicdirector@follen.org to receive more information.