General Interest

Follen Staff Perspectives on Black Lives Matter

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. … Continued

In the Interim: Intention and Reality

A long time ago, when I was working for the Unitarian Universalist Association, I facilitated a workshop on congregational growth and outreach for UU churches in the Detroit, MI area.  There were a lot of people in the room, including some people of color.  One of them was a longtime UU, an elderly African American … Continued

Going to Miss Annual Meeting? Use a Proxy to Vote on Your Behalf

At the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 24, Follen members will vote on next year’s budget and officers, as well as on a resolution to become more intentionally anti-racist. For those who cannot attend: the Follen by-laws state that any voting member whose attendance at any meeting is inhibited may deposit a written proxy authorizing … Continued

Update on Follen and Sanctuary

In March Parish Board voted to sign the following statement: “As people of faith and people of conscience, we pledge to resist the newly elected administration’s policy proposals to target and deport millions of undocumented immigrants and discriminate against marginalized communities. We will open up our congregations and communities as sanctuary spaces for those targeted … Continued

FUUY supports CityReach in Boston – Your Help Is Needed!

FUUY has voted to participate in an amazing opportunity called City Reach. On May 12-13, our youth will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about homelessness from people who have experienced it. During the 20-hour session, participants join CityReach staff in street ministry and offer hospitality, food and clothing. This is followed by times of sharing and … Continued

In the Interim: Busy, Busy Bees

It’s spring, and it has turned into a time of incorporating ‘lasts’ and spring rituals of the year into the ongoing rhythm of the congregation…final Coming of Age retreat; FUUY warm-up bike ride to Kimball’s Ice Cream stand; final classroom religious education programs for the year; and LOTS of preparation for Operetta. The Emerson/Alcott room’s … Continued

“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

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