Congregation News

Travel Blog: Follenites on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage

About 10 Follenites are now (October 21-28) on the Living Legacy Civil Rights Pilgrimage though the South. Follen member Dottie Vacca shares updates from the road: Saturday and Sunday Greetings from Birmingham. We arrived Saturday to a welcome orientation and dinner and conversation. Here is a subgroup (left) on Sunday morning as we prepared to go … Continued

In the Community: Civil Rights Film, Confederate Monuments, Story Slam! and music

Civil Rights Film at Cary Library Saturday, October 21, 11:00am, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington The award-winning documentary film Passage At St. Augustine tells the story of the 15-month battle that led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.  It is a thoughtful point of departure for a constructive and candid conversation about race, history … Continued

In the Interim: #MeToo

This week’s news cycle has focused (at least to some considerable degree) on producer Harvey Weinstein and his deplorable behavior…which now apparently extends to his brother and threatens to close down one of the most powerful entertainment production companies in Hollywood.  It didn’t seem to matter that several actresses (Rose MacGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow) named … Continued

DRE Search Committee Named

Working with the RE Action Team and Nominating Committee, Follen’s Program Council is delighted to announce that a search committee has been formed to find and hire our next Director of Religious Education. We are planning on commissioning the committee at the October 22 Sunday Service. Members are: Lisa Levey Janet Lane Ann Bobo Lynn Arenella Adria … Continued

In the Community: A Play, A Film, Local Volunteers Needed

  Welcome to Leith: White Supremacy Challenged in Small-Town America Friday, October 13 @ 7:00 PM, First Parish UU Bedford Welcome to Leith is an award-winning important film about how a white supremacist tries to take over a small town in North Dakota.  As his behavior becomes more threatening, residents wrestle with democratic principles as they try to get rid … Continued

In the Interim: Look! A Linotype!

For years there has been a joke in my husband’s family which involves a linotype, a now-outdated machine used for setting type on printing presses and at newspapers.  Not a lot of people knew what linotypes were, and the name was such that it was easy to distract someone by shouting out that phrase to … Continued

8th Annual Soup & Pumpkins Party

Friday, October 27, 6-8 pm, Follen Community Center

Come one, come all — Follenites and friends! Let’s adorn the church with scores of jack o’ lanterns! 

Come in costume, or come as you are.  

Bring your own pumpkin.

We’ll have tealights for the Jack-o-lanterns, and aprons for carvers. We’ll be lighting the jack o’ lanterns and displaying them on the front steps of Follen Church just after dark. We’ll also have Soup, Witches’ Brew punch and Munchies. 

Please note that this is not a drop off event.  Parents or guardians should plan to stay with their children during the event.  To provide soups or munchies or volunteer your time, please sign up at Coffee Hour after Sunday’s Service.  For questions, contact Sarah Jackson.

Follenites Invited to 450th Anniversary Celebration in Transylvania

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Unitarian Church. Join the Roots Pilgrimage, July 9-17, 2018, sponsored by the UU Partner Church Council (UUPCC) and the Hungarian Unitarian Church. The invitation to participate in the 8-day program is also extended to members of Kings Chapel, First Parish in Weston, UU Society of Wellesley Hills and First … Continued

Habitat for Humanity Paraguay

Sunday October 29, 12noon-1pm, Marshman Center

Interested in hearing inspirational stories about Laura Maltby’s Habitat for Humanity builds in Paraguay? Want to know how you can donate? Want to know how you can be part of her team next May 19 – 27? Come to the information session on Sunday October 29, 12 noon – 1 pm in the Marshman Center. Lunch will be provided, and children are welcome. Sponsored by the Social Justice Action Team.

“Boundary Issues” Concert: Eudaimonia, SJAT and METCO

Sunday, November 5, 3pm, Follen Sanctuary

Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band, is your Interim Music Director’s unique ensemble. The group gives passionate performances of early and new music on historical instruments and partners with social action organizations to lift up their work.

The November 5 concert is an unruly St. Cecilia’s celebration, in partnership with Follen’s Social Justice Action Team and benefiting the METCO program of Lexington. The concert will feature soprano Pamela Murray and mezzo Carrie Cheron, co-directed by violinist Julia McKenzie and harpsichordist/accordionist Vivian Montgomery.

Admission is Pay What You Decide. For further information: or



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