General Interest

Thank You from the Women’s Lunch Place

In June, Follenites contributed $2,069 through our Share the Plate to the Women’s Lunch Place in Boston, which provides services—including a record 85,575 meals last year—and support to Boston’s most vulnerable women in a safe, welcoming community. In a letter of appreciation, Executive Director Elizabeth Keeley thanked Follen for its commitment to WLP and its essential … Continued

Gov. Baker Supports Transgender Rights — Thanks to Follen!

Along with our Social Justice Action Team, Follenites Maureen Mulhern and Stan Griffith have worked tirelessly to support human rights protections for transgender Bay Staters. On July 9, when Gov. Charlie Baker signed landmark legislation, Stan and Maureen were there (close enough to snap this photo)! Congratulations to Massachusetts! And Thank You to Stan, Maureen, and our … Continued

Follen Blesses the Animals

Sixty-five humans — plus a good number of dogs, a cat, and a gekko — attended Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick’s July 10 Blessing of the Animals service in the Community Center. To see a short video of the final blessing go to Blessing the Animals        

Summer Services: A Great Success!

Follen’s first-ever Summer Services are off to a flying start: 94 attended the first one, 75 came to the second one, and 47 people attended last Sunday. 47 on July 4th weekend! Congratulations to Hillary, who is preaching most of the summer, and to the hardworking Worship and Music Action Team, who dreamed up this scheme and … Continued

Second Summer Service: 75 Attend

Hillary challenged us: “Where does your compassion start and where does it end? Find those edges, know them, hold them, converse with them. Really.” Read more about the June 26 worship service.

Restoration and Summer Showcase at the UUUM

Series celebrates music, art, and culture in Roxbury Events will take place even as major work continues refurbishing the meetinghouse’s exterior. This Sunday soprano Juana Monsalve from Colombia sings Latin Folk music accompanied by guitar and percussion at 4 pm. Children will enjoy “Mum Bets World,” on Wednesday, July 20, 2 pm, and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Intensive Community Program Strings Chamber Concert, Thursday, … Continued

Youth Give Us a Father’s Day Gift

At our first Summer Service last Sunday, a group of our youth sang the lovely “Piece by Piece” about a father-child relationship. (Click on the post to see video.)

The First Summer Service: A Great Success!

A group of youth sang a wonderful song, Rev. Claire prayed for Orlando, and 95 people came! “Coffee Hour” officially became “Lemonade and Cookies Outside in the Shade Hour.” To watch the video go to Sanctuary.  

Spiritual Exercise for June: Sanctuary

Choose a place you can visit easily, every day. Maybe it is your backyard; maybe it is a spot by the Charles River, or a bench along the bike path. Maybe it is the Follen sanctuary. Maybe it is your very own bed. Go to this place every day — for a week, or hey, try the whole month! — … Continued

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