Upcoming Events


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Dinner, Tree Lighting, and Caroling at the UU Urban Ministry

Tuesday, December 12, 6–8 pm, John Eliot Square, Roxbury

Get into the best, real spirit of Christmas at a UUUM Xmas Carol Event 2017, followed by caroling in the meetinghouse, (which is looking AMAZING these days). If you can, please bring an ornament to help decorate the tree.


Poinsettias To Decorate the Sanctuary

Sundays December 3 and 10, Coffee Hour

The Social Events Committee will be accepting donations for poinsettias during Coffee Hour today and next Sunday. The flowers will decorate the sanctuary during the holiday season, and can be dedicated to a loved one. The dedication you provide will be printed in the order of service.


Buy Beautiful Cards to Support the Women’s Lunch Place

Available at Coffee Hour in December

The Social Justice Action Team will sell Women’s Lunch Place cards with winter scenes of Boston landmarks (see image at left) at coffee hour in December. You can buy a pack of five cards for $25, as well as a $10 insert indicating you’ve made a gift to the WLP in the recipient’s name. View the cards online and learn about the great work of Women’s Lunch Place. 

No Name Choir Returns and Anyone Can Join! 

Sunday December 10, 10:30 am
Rehearsal Tuesday December 5 7:30-8:30

Music for this month of Advent and the theme of Promise:  “Waitin’ For the Light to Shine” from Big River and J.S. Bach: “Zion Hears the Watchmen’s Voices.” Two rehearsals. Contact Interim Music Director Vivian Montgomery for links to recordings and/or to have copies of music left for you in the box outside the MD office door. Otherwise, we’ll just see you there!

Celebrate Black Nativity with the UU Urban Ministry

Sunday December 10, 3:30pm, Paramount Theater

Dont miss out–tickets are going fast. Quite a few Follen folks are going.  Email Marcia Butman if you would like to connect with people who are going.

Black Nativity is performed at the Paramount Theater in downtown Boston.

Join UUUM for this joyful performance of Black Nativity on Dec. 10  at 3:30PM  including a  special reception at 2:15pm with the producer  E. Barry Gaither, Director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Art. Buy your own tickets before they sell out. 


Have You Always Wanted to Play in a Klezmer Band?

Sunday December 17, 10:30am, Sanctuary

Vivian Montgomery’s band Sir Chutzpa will be playing for our latke-themed service, and we want all Follen instrumentalists (guitars, winds, piano, strings) to join in. We’ll have a rehearsal at the church on Wednesday December 13 8-9:30pm, and charts for the tunes we’re playing are available in advance by contacting Vivian.
If you can’t make the Wednesday night rehearsal, come at 9am on Sunday morning for a couple of numbers you can quickly plug yourself into.

Share the Plate with Black UUs

Sunday, December 10, in worship

What would our faith look like — and feel like — if we actively supported black leaders within our denomination? What if we put their history and voices at the center of worship and committed to learning together how to dismantle white supremacy? The UUA’s Promise and the Practice of Our Faith Campaign raises funds to support Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism, a group of UU leaders of color who are helping us create an anti-racist future.

Watch this video above to learn more. 


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.