General Interest

A Letter from Rev. Claire

Dear Follen, What a summer we have ahead! We’ll be sending regular photo updates of the building project. We’ll post all the photos and updates here. Two new staff members will start in August: Beryl Aschenberg is our incoming Director of Faith Formation. Andy Bean is our incoming Membership Director. Andy lives in Burlington MA. … Continued

Construction is Underway!

The ceremonial start of the Capital Campaign construction project was June 17, right after the service. The church is now ready for the construction and work will begin, with a goal of completion next spring. Check out the plans for what’s in store!

Follen Summer Schedule 2018

Get the latest update on our big construction project Find out about Covenant Groups Summer Schedule July 1   9-10am Meditation with Marilu Nowlin Come meditate for about twenty minutes, then we will share what is on our minds and in our hearts. In the Marshman Center. July 1   4-5pm Hymn Sing and Musical … Continued

Registration for Religious Education and Music Programs for 2018-19 is Open

We’re delighted to announce that online registration for Follen’s Religious Education and Music Programs is now open!  Please visit the registration form for all of our RE and music programs. And please remember that Follen’s cooperative programs require your volunteer support. Sign up to volunteer. Thank you!

June’s Worship Theme: Epiphany

Physicist Freeman Dyson solved the central problem of quantum electrodynamics, a theory that describes how light and matter interact. Dyson was on a Greyhound bus trip across America when the revelation came to him. He said, “…For two weeks I had not thought about physics, and now it came bursting into my consciousness like an … Continued

In the Interim: Signing Off

My office looks like a hurricane blew through it. Although it’s relatively quiet in the hall now, I know that within an hour or so, lots of volunteers will arrive, and the continued job of packing the religious education storage area and other cubbyholes where things are stacked will resume. Next Wednesday the movers arrive, … Continued

A Letter from Our New Director of Faith Formation

Meet Beryl Aschenberg Greetings! My name is Beryl (rhymes with “Cheryl”) Aschenberg, and I am delighted to be joining Follen Church as your new Director of Faith Formation. I look forward to a long and mutually fulfilling relationship with the members of this community as we explore dimensions of religious living and learning together. I … Continued

Curious About Covenant Groups?

Are you curious about joining a Covenant Group next fall? Covenant Groups at Follen are a wonderful way to deepen your friendships here, engage in deep listening and deep sharing of personal life wisdom in a small group setting. There is a group of Covenant Group leaders who put together the sessions each month following Reverend … Continued

Follen’s 2018 Annual Report

Follen Community Church

What have we accomplished this year? So much. We raised over $4 million for our Capital Campaign, created exciting plans for an updated campus, settled a great new Music Director, survived a Christmas Eve fire, completed a successful RE interim period, hired a new Director of Faith Formation, and more. You can read all about … Continued

In the Interim: Tying it With Ribbons

This is my favorite time of year. I love looking at the trees and bushes and seeing more shades of green and pink and red than I ever thought possible…smelling hyacinths, lilacs, lily of the valley (my favorite flowers) and seeing the bumble bees buzzing around. I love the chill in the air at night … Continued

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