General Interest

Believe in Moving Beyond Domestic Abuse

Two ways to help participants in the Believe in Success program at the UU Urban Ministry: 1.) Conduct mock job interviews on Thursday May 3, 12:30 to 1:45pm, or Tuesday May 8, 12:30 to 1:45pm, or Monday May 14, 10 to 11:45 am. Interviewers with Spanish-language skills needed. 2.) Help outfit the apartments of participants moving into their own … Continued

RE News This Week

One-Room Schoolhouse Sunday April 22, 10:30am, Community Center Led by Jody Gray-Linden No FUUY  Sunday April 22 Looking Ahead: Coming of Age Retreat Saturday and Sunday April 28-29 RE Classes (Last of the Church Year) Sunday April 29, 10:30am, Assigned Classrooms FUUY  Sunday April 29, 6:30pm, Follen Community Center See Interim DRE Deb Weiner’s blog post from the youth … Continued

Follen Angels Coed Softball

The Follen Angels Coed Softball Team is starting up another exciting season of softball games in the Lexington Adult Coed League. We play 13 games between May and August, all on weeknights, usually starting at 6:15pm and ending at around 7:45. Dues are $70 per person or $100 per family.  For more information, please email angels@follen.org or contact Bob Halliday, … Continued

In The Community: MLK Concert, Anti-Racism Training

  In His Own Words: A Concert of New Compositions in Memory of MLK Friday April 27, 7:30pm, Follen’s Sanctuary Concert of new compositions concerning MLK’s legacy. Thomas Stumpf is one of the four composers, with reflections by Regie Gibson. Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs: Visioning-Networking-Skill Building Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am–5 pm By Community … Continued

​Give Us Your Feedback on Our Congregational Covenant

“Covenant is the silk that joins Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith.” – UUA.org This spring, 35 Follen lay leaders gathered to discuss and draft a “Covenant of Right Relations” for Follen. Simply … Continued

In the Interim: Adventures in the Big Easy

Note:  Deb Weiner’s series of reflections on the tasks of interim religious leaders and the congregations they serve will continue next week. We landed at Louis Armstrong Airport on Saturday in the middle of a huge storm – tornado warnings in the area, torrential rain, a real soaker.  But all was well as Follen’s service … Continued

Warrant for Congregational Meeting April 22

WARRANT For A SPECIAL MEETING OF FOLLEN CHURCH To the members of Follen Church: You are requested to assemble in the sanctuary of Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, at 11:30 a.m. immediately following the service on Sunday, April 22, 2018. ARTICLE I The membership of Follen Church authorize the use of up to $350,000 of the Heritage … Continued

In the Community: Missa Gaia, MLK-Themed Concert, Anti-Racism Organizing

Missa Gaia: A Mass for the Earth Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 7:30pm, First Parish Lexington This profound work, under the musical direction of Rip Jackson and theatrical and dance direction of Maris Wolff, will be a collaboration between the First Parish sanctuary and children’s choirs, the Vermont Dance Collective and a world music ensemble … Continued

Construction and the Heritage Fund: Nancy Sofen’s Personal Point

Twenty years ago this spring as a new member of Follen, I was asked to join the Buildings and Grounds Committee. There I found my people: those who create and care for physical spaces as an expression of how they value the people and activities that use those spaces. I later served on the Construction … Continued

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