Members Blog

Member Blog: Pilgrimage to My Grandfather’s War

Our worship theme for June is “Pilgrimage.” Member Carolyn Kingston (left) shares a trip to France to explore her family’s history.  Major Edward B. Cole, U.S.M.C. June 18, 2017. Ninety-nine years ago today my grandfather, Major Edward B. Cole, U.S.M.C. finally succumbed to wounds he received at the Battle of Belleau Wood, a key battle … Continued

Members Blog: Barbara Meikle’s Pilgrimage to Transylvania

The spiritual exercise for June is “Pilgrimage” and Rev. Claire has given us a list of eight local sites that connect us to our UU history.  I was delighted to see that I have visited seven of those sites, some more than once, and only the Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge remains. Of even greater … Continued

Members Blog: Nancy McCarthy on Black Lives Matter

A Personal Point delivered at Follen on April 9, 2017. See video below.  Hi, my name is Nancy McCarthy, and I was in college when Ferguson happened. It would have been junior year, when I was abroad. Like many among us, I grew up in my good ol’ New England world, where racism happens inside … Continued

Members Blog: Possibility

Follen Member and artist Cristina Burwell continues our Members Blog. She writes on December’s worship theme, Possibility.  I have always thought that in The Great Scheme of Things, opportunities were placed in front of us, and it was our human responsibility to stay vigilant to spotting them and doing something about them. I still believe … Continued

Members Blog: Story Time in Trumpland

Novelist and Follen member Rachel Hyde (right) offers a reflection on November’s Worship Theme, “Story.” I sit here, just after the election, struggling to write something related to this month’s worship theme, but I feel blocked, my words shocked out of me. These lines from the Act I finale of “The Pirates of Penzance” keep running … Continued

Members’ Blog: Fear Not!

How do you engage with October’s spiritual theme, “Fear”? Follenite Jane Spickett bravely steps up to start a series of blog posts from members about our monthly themes. Email DCE Susanne with your submissions.   Fear by Jane Spickett   The last leaf falls redefining beauty. Every year I resist the stark elegance of loss revealed. … Continued