General Interest

RE Class Makes 15 Scarves To Warm Up Children in Need

On Sunday, November 27, Jody Gray-Linden, assisted by Mike Linden and Sheila O’Shaugnessy as well as two middle school youth, led 17 Follen children in a One Room Schoolhouse program in which they explored the UU First Principle (Respect and Dignity or, in children’s language, “Each Person is Important.”) After sharing a story the children made … Continued

In the Community: Racial Justice Events, Holiday Music

Community Conversation: Fight for Racial Justice Thursday, December 8, 7 pm, Temple Isaiah, Lexington See the Fight for Racial Justice Flyer Vision for Black Lives: Political Power Three Workshops Remain (12/1, 12/3, 12/8) at Democracy Center, Cambridge See the Meetup Link for Vision for Black Lives Second Friday CoffeeHouse Family Holiday Concert* Saturday, December 10, … Continued

Edie Engel’s New Show Comes To the Anne Smith Gallery

“Blooms,” a new show by Edie Engel is now in the Anne Smith gallery. Taking photographs of flowers is an outgrowth of Edie’s interest in botany and gardening.  Flowers (besides being necessarily more patient subjects than wildlife and small children) provide an endless display of color, texture, and shape.  Looking closely at flowers has provided … Continued

“Christmas Tapestry” Pageant News and Requests

Are you a quilter?  Could you help produce some quilt pieces that will turn a piece of fabric into a quilt that might have been made during the early 1940s in Eastern Europe?  If you can help, to support our holiday pageant, “Christmas Tapestry, please contact Deb Weiner, Interim Director of Religious Education: dre@follen.org. Do … Continued

Religious Education This Week

Read RE Class Makes 15 Scarves To Warm Up Children in Need (see photo at right) Read In the Interim: The Only Constant Is Change, the latest blog post from Interim Director of Religious Education Deb Weiner Coming Up: Sunday December 4 Classroom religious education resumes this week for Nursery – Grade 8.  This will be the final … Continued

In the Interim: The Only Constant Is Change

Last Sunday our Music Director, Tyler Turner, shared his vision for music ministry at Follen. The vision he laid out is invigorating and inspiring and . . . not the same as it has been. Like Tyler, I’m learning a lot from the RE Action Team members, children, youth, and all of you about what … Continued

Then and Now: We Are Connected to Unitarianism in Transylvania

Do you know that Unitarianism has its roots in the religious Reformation in Europe 500 years ago, when the tenets of the Catholic faith came into question? Francis David The idea of the Holy Trinity was repudiated by several religious thinkers in Italy and Poland, and in Transylvania, a Hungarian kingdom at the time, this … Continued

Follen’s Jewish Heritage Group Welcomes New Members

Do you or your partner want to feel connected with Follen without leaving behind your Jewish identity? Have you become involved in Judaism through your children or siblings?  Would you just like to learn more about the Jewish culture and traditions?  If so, perhaps you (and a loved one) would like to join Follen’s Jewish … Continued

In the Community: Racial Justice Events

Community Conversation: Fight for Racial Justice Thursday, December 8, 7 pm, Temple Isaiah, Lexington See the Fight for Racial Justice Flyer Vision for Black Lives: Political Power Three Workshops Remain (12/1, 12/3, 12/8) at Democracy Center, Cambridge See the Meetup Link for Vision for Black Lives Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Boston Monthly Chapter … Continued

In the Interim: Families – of Birth and of Choice   

It’s nearly Thanksgiving time. I’m not sure how the days flew so quickly since I arrived at Follen on August 8 but suddenly, we’re into the official winter holiday season. Yikes. Thanksgiving is a tricky holiday for a lot of people, I think. The Norman Rockwell image of people gathered around a groaning table, smiling, … Continued

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