General Interest

Quiet Meditation This Sunday and All Summer

Sunday June 11, 9am, Library Summer Sundays, June 18 – September 3, 9am, Sanctuary The quiet meditation group will meet this Sunday in the Follen Library. Summer meditation services will begin next Sunday, June 18, in the Sanctuary, 9-9:45 am. We will meet every Sunday and welcome all interested people.

The Follen Calendar: 2017-18 Planning Underway

If you are responsible for planning meetings or events at Follen during the 2017-18 church year, now is the time to send your reservation requests to Sarah Garner, Church Administrator. Thank you for planning ahead!

In the Interim: Planning Mode

In the religious education office, it’s operetta time and the building is crackling with the youthful energy that comes from this creative annual undertaking.  On Sunday we will officially wish our seniors safe travel as they head to summer jobs, hiking the Appalachian trail, exploration of the world, or resting up for the Next Big … Continued

Why Not Try Out the Lexington Interfaith Garden This Summer?

July:  Tuesday 7/11 at 4:30 pm; Saturday 7/22 at 8am August: Tuesday, 8/1  at 4:30 pm; Saturday 8/12 at 8am; Tuesday 8/22 at 4:30 pm In the great outdoors, spend a sociable 90 minutes weeding behind First Parish UU Church in Lexington, to grow edibles for the Lexington Food Pantry. If you can help out, contact Janet Lane or browse the … Continued

In the Community: Rally Against Hate

Rally Against Hate Sunday, June 11, 6pm, Lexington Battle Green This event is not only a response to the acts of hate that have taken place in Lexington but a statement of who we are as members of this community and what we stand for. Rabbi David Lerner, Rev. Barbara Callaghan, Dr. Mary Czajkowski and … Continued

We Shared the Plate with Black Lives Matter Cambridge

Follen once again demonstrated its support for justice-minded groups with a generous $2,184 donation to Black Lives Matter Cambridge. The money will help them put on a symposium on June 24 entitled “Envisioning and Working Toward an Equitable Future,” which will focus on achieving racial justice and social equity in MetroNorth Boston, and will feature BLM cofounder Patrisse … Continued

RE News This Week

Sunday June 4 Nursery care  For infants through age 5 Children Ages 6-12: One-Room Schoolhouse RE, led by Jody Gray-Linden FUUY: End-of-the-year BBQ beginning at 5:30 PM Sunday June 11 An All-Ages Service honoring the transitions in our lives, highlighting our graduating high school seniors, 10:30 AM Nursery Care  For infants through age 5 Special Cake honoring our high school graduates at … Continued

In the Interim: The Path to Tomorrow

Even though the weather doesn’t show it, we’re headed into summer and in a few weeks, we’ll mark the ‘official’ end of the regular church year and the beginning of a slower, reflective time.  Although the prevailing behavior in many Unitarian Universalist congregations was to shut the doors in the summer time (and, some suggested, … Continued

June Worship Theme: “Pilgrimage” in Worship, Covenant Groups, Reading

June’s Worship Theme at Follen is “Pilgrimage.” Spiritual Exercise We are lucky to live in a place where so many of our spiritual Unitarian and Universalist ancestors once lived, and where so many elements of our UU history happened and are happening now. In some ways, the Boston area is the UU “Mecca”! Take a … Continued

Will Follen Have Summer Services Again This Year?

You Bet We Will! For the second year running, Follen will have a worship service every Sunday through the summer, June 18 – September 3. They will be led by trained professional worship leaders (like Rev. Parisa Parsa, right, on July 23) and feature music by pianist Shaylor Lindsay. Services will last about 45 minutes instead of the usual hour, and … Continued

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