General Interest

“I Greet Your Congregation with Great Love”

Rev. Jozsef Sends a Video Message On the recent trip to visit our Partner Church in Transylvania, Rev. Susanne stayed with the minister there, Rev. Dimeny Jozsef and his family. On her last day, she made a video greeting, from Jozsef to everyone at Follen, translated by Csep Akos, a church member.  Read all about the trip in … Continued

RE News This Week

Saturday and Sunday Coming of Age: on retreat at Friendly Crossways Retreat Center in Harvard, MA Saturday at 3pm to Sunday 4pm. Sunday Nursery: for little ones up to age 4 PreK to Grade 8: Final Classroom RE program for the year. Multi-age programs and all-ages worship will continue through June. FUUY: 6:30pm, Community Center. Read Interim DRE Deb … Continued

Brian Sewell’s Lessons Learned in NOLA

On April 23 I wrapped up my fifth service trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina happened nearly 12 years ago and Follen has been sending groups down there for every one of those years. It’s part of what makes me so proud to be a part of this community – our commitment to social … Continued

Follen’s 56th Operetta, “Ruddygore” Is in the Works!

For more than five decades, the Youth and Junior Choirs of Follen Church have been performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas every June. Follen’s 56th presentation, “Ruddygore,” will be performed Friday June 9 & Saturday June 10, 2017.  Tickets are $15 each. Tickets will be on sale at both coffee hours on May 7, as well as … Continued

In the Interim: Celebrations of Spring

I have returned to Follen Church following a whirlwind, amazing trip to New Orleans with 25 of our Follen youth and our chaperones.  The weather was mostly good (albeit hot), spirits were mostly high, and much was learned and accomplished.  And with April vacation over, we return to spring and end of the year milestones … Continued

FUUY in the Gulf Coast:  The Travel Is Over But the Journey Continues

  Like the hurricanes that threaten life in the Gulf Coast, the 2017 FUUY Service Learning Trip ended with our youth being awakened way too early on Sunday morning and heading in caravan to the Louis Armstrong Airport for an 8:53 AM flight to Newark and on to Boston for a mid-afternoon arrival. But the … Continued

In the Community: Democracy, Music, Reform

Screening of AWAKE, documentary on #NODAPL Thursday, May 4, 2017: 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm, Lexington Community Center Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (LexGWAC) will be hosting a showing of the movie AWAKE, a documentary on the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured … Continued

Resolution: Follen Will Become an Intentionally Antiracist Congregation

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 … Continued

Deb’s Update — The 2017 New Orleans Service Trip

  It’s hot. That is no news, of course. It is warm in The Big Easy. But the Follen youth on this service learning trip – all 25 of them – are doing great work out in the middle of an Esplanade in Gretna. Working with the NOLA Tree Project, they are raking mulch and … Continued

Susanne’s Transylvania Travel Blog

Follen Partner Church Trip to Transylvania 2017 (Above, from left: Sarah, Barbara, Megan, Akos, Jozsef, Sandor, Susanne, and Bela) Day One: Arrival in Afsofelsoszentmihaly After three flights across the Atlantic (overnight) and much of Europe, Sarah, Barbara, Megan and I arrive at Cluj-Napoca Airport feeling a little dazed and confused – and just praying that … Continued

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