General Interest

Your Spiritual Autobiography: A Writing Exploration

In this new Follen class, you can explore, through writing, the story of your own life in relationship to all the rest of life, the life force, the universe, God, or whatever is spiritually meaningful to you. All you need is a story and the desire to write some of it down and share it … Continued

In the Interim: Thoughts from Deborah Weiner, Interim DRE

We are heading into the final few weeks of what has been known, for years, as the Silly Season: the time when our country is focused on political campaigns and what both politicians and pundits are saying. I worked in local politics for a few years, when I was Director of the Department of Cultural … Continued

Octagon Dinners Return

These popular dinners, held in the homes of members and firends, are a unique opportunity to connect in a small-group setting. This year, they will take place over the two weekends of October 29 & 30, and November 5 & 6 (Saturday and Sunday nights). Sign up to either attend or to host during coffee hour … Continued

Still Searching for a Few Great Volunteers to Work with Follen Youth

Do you love to work with teens?  Do you like going on field trips to fun places like the Concord River for canoeing, the King’s Bowling Alley in Burlington, the Boda Borg Adventure Center in Malden, to nearby state parks, and more?  Then you should think about being a member of our great FUUY (Follen … Continued

In the Community: Art, Follies, Helping Girls and Refugees

Arlington Open Studios Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm, Arlington Open Studios, Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street Visit Follen artists Kevin McCarthy, Janet Smith, and Jane Spickett this weekend. See their work.  Follen Youth in LCA Follies Lexington Christian Academy, October 29, 7pm Lexington Christian Academy (48 Bartlett Ave, Lexington) presents The Chamber Singers in “Broadway … Continued

In the Interim: Thoughts from Deborah Weiner, Interim DRE

As some of you know, I am a lifelong Unitarian Universalist with a strong Jewish culture – and family – behind me.  My father was raised an Orthodox Jew, and his very open-minded and loving parents decided, when he fell in love with a woman who was not of his faith, to maintain relations with … Continued

Volunteer Service Network Changes Leadership

A big Follen Thank You goes out to Amy Horsburgh  and Caroline Jacobs.  After a very successful tenure as the coordinators of the Volunteer Service Network (VSN), Amy and Caroline have passed on the mantle. Under their leadership the VSN implemented the use of the computer program Lotsa Helping Hands. In addition the number of … Continued

Members’ Blog: Fear Not!

How do you engage with October’s spiritual theme, “Fear”? Follenite Jane Spickett bravely steps up to start a series of blog posts from members about our monthly themes. Email DCE Susanne with your submissions.   Fear by Jane Spickett   The last leaf falls redefining beauty. Every year I resist the stark elegance of loss revealed. … Continued

Suggested Community Reads for October and “Fear”

Every month Amy Newmark and Jane Spickett suggest some books related to the worship theme. For those of you who would like to connect a bit more with the theme of “Fear,” here are this month’s selections: Adults My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock  Preschool – Grade 2 Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching (Laura … Continued

Susanne’s Blog: A Fire in My Bones

Tomorrow’s the last day of September and our theme of “Calling.” In her Ingathering sermon, Claire told the story of Jeremiah and the calling that was like “a fire in his bones.” That metaphor bowled me over. I know what that’s like, Jeremiah. I really do. I’m not saying I’m a prophet. Dear God, no! … Continued

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