General Interest

A Capital Campaign for Follen

At its meeting on Monday evening, December 4, Program Council authorized a $1.5 to $2 million capital campaign for Follen with universal access as the top priority. Brad Howe, who served as leader for the last two capital campaigns, was unanimously elected to chair the new effort. A full committee will be formed shortly. Read … Continued

Religious Education This Week

Sunday December 11 We will welcome the fabulous singer/storyteller/composer/actor Kemp Harris for a special program. Kemp taught in the Newton public school system for over twenty years and was a beloved and much-requested teacher.  He is a composer and actor as well as a musician, appearing frequently with his trio in Cambridge and Boston.  As … Continued

Follen Gives Christmas Trees to Needy Families

This year, for the first time, in addition to selling Christmas trees, Follen is hoping to donate some to needy families. Would you like to contribute to the effort? 1. Give a check in any amount to the tree sellers, marked “donate trees.” Or send it in to Sarah at Follen. 2. Spread the word. … Continued

Help Change Massachusetts Law and Support Justice/Corrections Systems Reform

Follen’s Social Justice Action Team wants you know: You may have heard that Massachusetts’ governor, speaker, senate president, and chief justice will JOINTLY file a bill on criminal justice reform when the new, 18-month legislative session opens in January 2017. The proposed legislation will include some of the recommendations of the Council of State Governments … Continued

Whether for the First or Tenth Time: Black Nativity Thrills

You are invited to join the Urban Ministry and other UUs at a special reception from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, December 16, hosted by the UUUM and Marcia Butman, a Follen member and UUUM board member. The reception precedes the 8 pm performance, at the Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St., Boston. For decades … Continued

In the Community: Racial Justice, Criminal Justice, Music and an Invitation to Alaska

Community Conversation: Fight for Racial Justice Thursday, December 8, 7 pm, Temple Isaiah, Lexington See the Fight for Racial Justice Flyer Critical Criminal Justice Re: What You Can Do Monday, December 12, 7-8 pm; Rally, Tuesday, 13/12, 10–11 am, Boston Learn about upcoming state legislation and what you can do next week—and beyond Cantata Singers at Cary … Continued

Alaska UUs Welcome You

WhaleCoast Alaska 2017 Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2017 is for you! Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program next summer. See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Seward, and Sitka with friendly home-stays and unique tour activities.  See wildlife, … Continued

Follen’s Volunteer Service Network Can Help!

The Follen Volunteer Service Network is made up of over 100 people who have expressed an interest in helping fellow Follenites in cases of life’s emergencies or acute needs because of illnesses, accidents, birth of a child, bereavement and so on.  We deliver meals, drive people to appointments and help with the chores of daily … Continued

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

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