General Interest

The Silence of the Jams

The Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen has plenty of peanut butter but is short on jelly.  Jams and jellies will no longer be ignored! April is “Bring a Jar of Jelly to Church” month.  Preserve anti-discrimination: Donate a jar or two today.  Follen’s Social Justice Action Team — Making the world a little sweeter. 

Religious Education This Week

OWL class has a retreat on Saturday, March 18, from 3-9pm in the Marshman Center and offsite. This Sunday Nursery through grade 6: Regular classroom RE Coming of Age: 4:30pm, Community Center FUUY: 6:30pm, Community Center Meet a Bisexual You Already Know, March 23, 7pm, Anne Smith Room. The RE Team encourages parents of youth, and youth grades 8 and older to … Continued

In the Community: Atomic weapons, LHS music benefit, Disabilities film festival

“Countdown to Zero” Friday, March 17, 7pm, First Parish Bedford Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations currently possess nuclear weapons, with others racing to join them and the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act … Continued

Capital Campaign Selects Architect

Follen has chosen Maryann Thompson Architects (MTA) as the architect for the upcoming capital campaign, pending completion of a contract. The committee reached out to six recommended firms, received four proposals, interviewed three firms, and unanimously voted to hire MTA. During its 20-year history, the firm has compiled extensive experience working with complex architectural projects … Continued

You are invited to the Auction! RSVP Here

Saturday, March 25, 5:30-7:30pm, Follen Community Center The annual auction is an evening of food, friendship and fun, all to benefit our beloved church. Fellow Follenites have already donated more than 60 items including gourmet dinners, vacation homes, exciting experiences and useful services. See all the auction items in the auction book here. Can you help? Sign up … Continued

March’s Worship Theme: Wilderness

Spiritual exercise: Take a walk in the woods this month. The only thing predictable about March weather is that it is usually kind of yucky: it will be rainy and muddy or chilly and snowing or unseasonably warm and pollen-y—we don’t get to pick our wilderness! (If you are not able to walk, dress appropriately … Continued

Jewish Heritage Group Explores Jewish Humor

For more than 3000 years, the Jewish people have been persecuted, exiled, dispersed, and almost annihilated more times than one can count.  How have they been able to not only survive, but to thrive?  There are many answers to this question – their faith, a strong sense of culture while assimilating with their host countries, … Continued

In the Community: Youth Mental Health, Irish Music Concert

Town of Lexington Youth Mental Health First Aid Training March 11, 13, and 14, Lexington Community Center When a loved one has heart disease or cancer, families rally around, but when someone is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental conditions, family members are not sure what to do, which can be heartbreaking. Youth … Continued

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