Upcoming Events

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New Member Sunday: April 30

Have you signed the Follen Membership Book?

If Follen is your spiritual home, then let’s make it official. To become a member on our next New Member Sunday, contact DCE Rev. Susanne Intriligator.

To learn more about joining us, please see this Follen web page on Membership.

Retirement Group Potluck Dinner

Tuesday May 2, 6 – 8pm, Follen Community Center

The host is Denise Dracup, who will talk about “Why is it so hard to ask for help?”

A Banner and Beyond: Follen Responds to Racism Panel Discussion

Thursday May 4, 7:30 pm, in the Community Center

At Follen’s Annual Meeting on May 24, The group Follen Responds to Racism will offer a resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” The resolution affirms that Follen will commit work proactively, internally and in the wider world, to support racial justice and the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, to include hanging a banner.

FRR is offering two events before then, opportunities for Follenites to explore and discuss the initiative. The May 4 meeting, A Banner and Beyond: Follen Responds to Racism,” will include the perspectives of Follenites Lex Johnson and Bernie Harleston, an account by First Parish Arlington lay leader Lori Kenschaft about what happened when they put up a BLM banner, and more. The May 11 meeting will be a moderated open dialogue about the resolution and an opportunity to consider what its implementation could look like.

Third Film, African-American Directors Film Series

Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm, Marshman Center

The third film in our series celebrating black lives and culture. Sponsored by Follen Responds to Racism.

For information on this film, please see your Follen For You email news.


Mothers Day Walk for Peace

Sunday, May 14, 8:30 am, Dorchester

Three options to participate in the Mothers Day Walk for Peace: 1) walk 6.8 miles from Fields Corner, Dorchester, 2) walk 3 miles from Madison Park High School, Roxbury, or 3) Non-walkers can experience the remarkable energy and compassion and show support for families impacted by violence by attending the culminating rally at City Hall Plaza. Hear powerful speeches and inspiring music. Registration starts at 6 am; program begins at 8. Town Field Park, Fields Corner, 1520 Dorchester Avenue.

The Anti-Racism Book Group: Darkening the Doorways

Sunday May 21, 6:30 pm, Marshman Center

The group will be reading Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism by the Reverend Mark Morrison-Reed (right). This book reports the history of racism within the UUA, and is especially timely this spring.

Lexington Interfaith Garden

Tuesday, May 2 or May 30, 4:30 pm

Help to grow food for the Lexington Food Pantry: An interfaith team work the soil every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning during the growing season.

No skill is required, and families are welcome. Follen provides two workers twice a month.

To sign up, contact Janet Lane. For a virtual tour of the garden, go to interfaithgarden.org.

A Banner and Beyond: Moderated Open Dialogue

Thursday, May 11, 7:30pm, Follen Community Center

Hosted by Follen Responds to Racism, this is a moderated open dialogue about FRR’s anti-racism resolution to be considered at the upcoming Follen annual meeting on May 24.

This event will be an opportunity to consider what its implementation could look like. Our Resolution FAQ offers some basics about the resolution and what it does, and does not, mean and links to further relevant information.

Choir Rehearsals

Junior Choir: Mondays 4pm, Anne Smith Room
Youth Choir: Mondays 5pm, Sanctuary
Senior 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.