Congregation News

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

Meet the METCO You Might Not Know

Saturday, April 28, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, First Parish Lexington

A documentary film created by a Lexington METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) graduate illuminates this nonprofit program through the experiences of both METCO and Lexington families. Following the film, there will be a panel of METCO parents, alumni, current students, and educators. Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by Lexington Youth & Family Services and FP Lexington.

Gun Violence Prevention Group

Sign Up To Walk for Peace

Sign ups begin Sunday at the Social Justice table for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on May 13. Learn how to register with the Follen Team and donate.

The Walk is the Peace Institute’s chief fundraiser. Whatever the weather, the Follen community has always strongly supported this inspirational walk from Dorchester to Boston’s City Hall Plaza. There will a bus again this year. Contact Anne Grady.

Meet Our New Director of Music

Sunday, April 29, 12:00 noon, Follen Community Center

Join us for a light lunch on Sunday April 29, and meet Vivian Montgomery, our new, settled Director of Music.

Vivian will tell us a little bit about herself and her vision for the music program at Follen. Then we will use the “question box” to hear from you. Whether you are a singer, instrumentalist, music lover or simply curious, Vivian would love to hear from you!

No Name Choir Is Back!

Sunday April 29, 10:30am, Sanctuary

Our pick-up anyone-can-join choir is singing this month with rehearsal on Tuesday, April 24, 7:30-8:30 and again at 9:00am on Sunday. We’ll be doing a wonderful trance-inducing chant, that builds up and up, from the Taizé tradition (learn more about this fascinating and infectious movement)and a very cool layering of Amazing Grace with two favorite old hymns (and maybe the Star Spangled Banner, if we feel so moved). Vivian can make some recordings and music available the week before, so be in touch with her at vivian.musicdirector@gmail.com. Anyone can participate – spread the word!!!

Reflections on Patience

Sunday April 22, 12:30, Anne Smith Room

Operetta is coming up, and this year we’re exploring the show’s original historical context with choirs and community. On April 22, join choir alum and current costumer and dramaturg Nancy McCarthy after church for a light lunch, to hear about her research into the historical background of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, Victorian gender roles, and the aesthetic movement, and to discuss with fellow Follenites how contextual information can shape our ideas about this classic operetta. Nancy will also be giving a Personal Point during service that day to introduce you to her thoughts and ideas.

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

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