Congregation News

In the Community: Immigration Stories, Hospice Choir, Coffee House,Mental Health Event

Immigrant Stories: Oral History Project Invitation to Participate Cary Memorial Library, Lexington Cary Library is creating a video-based oral history project titled Immigrant Stories of Lexington, and is seeking individuals who are willing to tell their stories about coming to the United States and share their thoughts about life in Lexington. More information here: https://www.carylibrary.org/immigrant-history “Beneath the … Continued

In the Interim: Transcendent Achievements

I find it pretty easy, in year 2 of the current presidential administration, to fall into moments of not only deep concern but near-despair.  Never did I imagine how much damage could be done to so many parts of our country’s structure in such a short time.  Never did I conceive of how much disrespect … Continued

RE Director Search News

We are hiring! Follen Church — an inclusive, caring, committed and welcoming spiritual home — is hiring a new Director of Faith Formation to support our vision and mission by leading religious education and faith formation ministries and programs for children and families. The Director of Faith Formation is primarily expected to: help build strong, … Continued

Food for Thought: “Just Listening: Music and the Beginner’s Mind”

Thursday February 15, 6-8pm, Follen Community Center

Come enjoy good company, and find the joy of encountering music of any kind as a path to spiritual awareness, guided by veteran teacher (and Vivian Montgomery’s husband) John Morrison, right.

As always, dinner and childcare provided. No RSVP necessary.

No Name Choir — All Welcome!

Sunday, February 18, 9am Rehearsal, 10:30 Service

Come join us!  Rehearsal is Tuesday February 14, 7:30-8:30pm in the Sanctuary, and we gather at 9am on Sunday to warm-up and rehearse. If you have always wanted to sing at Follen, this is your chance.

We are a Welcoming Chorus and everyone is welcome. We want you! If you would like music and recordings in advance, contact Music Director Vivian Montgomery.

Community Conversation about Immigration

Sunday February 25, 2:00-3:30pm Temple Isaiah, Lexington

Follen is a cosponsor of this discussion: What are the experiences of immigrants, regardless of immigration status, in Lexington? There will be a warrant article at Town Meeting this spring that aims to make Lexington a welcoming and safe community for everyone.

To learn more about this initiative — or to volunteer to help support a woman now in sanctuary in the Bedford UU church — contact Anne Engelhart.

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Sunday February 25, 2 pm, at Hibernian Hall, Roxbury

Join the UU Urban Ministry for a special theatrical performance. for colored girls… by Ntozake Shange is an award-winning choreopoem of 21 poems linked by music and dance; 7 women of color declare and dance out their everyday joys, hurts, and loves.

In the Community: Ferguson film, Bystander Training for youth, Civil Rights tour, mass incarceration

Whose Streets? We Will Not Go Quietly Film and Discussion Saturday February 10, 7 – 9:30pm, First Church Littleton An unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice. Read/Download the flyer for Whose Streets? Stand Up! Active Bystander Training for Youth in Grades 4-6  Wednesday February … Continued

Margaret “Peg” Bradley Memorial Service

Saturday February 24, 11am, Follen Sanctuary

A Follen member since 2008, Peg Bradley died January 29. She was a high school biology teacher for 39 years, a Lexington Town Meeting member, and a leader in the League of Women Voters.

Rev. Marie Tulin will conduct a memorial service. If you can help with the service or the reception, please contact Marie. Read Peg’s obituary here. 

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