General Interest

RE News This Week

Christmas Eve Family Service Sunday December 24, 4pm, Sanctuary Our early service is perfect for families and younger children or all who wish to enter the holidays in a gentle, child-friendly way.  We’ll have special harp music, lessons and carols, and a candle-lighting ritual. Led by Deborah Weiner, with Claire Feingold Thoryn and Vivian Montgomery Please note:  No morning … Continued

BLUU Thank You: We Met Our Goal!

Thanks to many generous Follenites, last week’s Share the Plate offering for the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism raised $3,862. We surpassed the $10-per-member threshold, therefore our gift was doubled by a matching grant. Thank you to all who contributed.

We’re Selling Christmas Trees!

We’ve sold about a third of the trees, but we need your help to finish the job. Sign up to sell trees any day up to Christmas Eve. We particularly need help weekdays. Invite a newcomer to join you and introduce them to this Follen tradition. Children are welcome to help sell or set up. For the second … Continued

In the Interim: Joy and Woe, Woven Fine

In his writing, “Auguries of Innocence,” the poet William Blake (1757-1827) wrote, Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine, Under every grief and pine, Runs a joy with silken twine. It is right it should be so, We were made for joy and woe, And when this we rightly know, … Continued

In the Community: WhaleCoast Alaska

WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 UU EcoTourism Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 is for you!  Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program this summer.  See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs, with friendly homestays and unique tour activities.  See wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, whales, … Continued

In the Interim: The Values We Hold Dear

I am one of those people who – despite current disturbing news about him – has loved the stories woven by Garrison Keillor on the old Prairie Home Companion…particularly his stories about the mythical town in which he grew up, Lake Wobegon, where “all the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the … Continued

In the Community: Immigration Cantata, Cultural Survival Bazaars, Christmas Cards and Concert

The Immigrant Experience Cantata Sunday, December 10, 10:30am, Winchester Unitarian Society On Sunday, December 10th, during the 10:30 a.m. service at the Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main St., the combined choirs of the Winchester Unitarian Society and the Arlington Street Church in Boston will perform The Immigrant Experience, a new work by WUS Music Director John Kramer. This timely piece reflects the … Continued

Need a Follen Phone Number? Try Breeze.  

Would you like an easy way to look up other members online — and to track your giving and volunteering? Try Follen’s new online service for members, called Breeze. To create a FREE user account: 1. Type your name and email address here. 2. When you get an email from Breeze, click through to create your login. … Continued

Kitchen Elves Needed

Want an easy and fun way to meet and connect with other Follenites?  Please join us in the kitchen as a kitchen elf, helping to serve food at coffee  hour after church. If interested contact Erin Malone.

A Reminder from the Caring Congregation Committee 

Parent support is available on an individual basis to caretakers of children with special issues or needs in the Follen community. Professionals and veteran families are available to talk by phone or in person. If there are enough interested parents, the parent support group will be resumed. CCC may be contacted by email at caringcong@follen.org. Examples … Continued

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