Congregation News

Capital Campaign Selects Architect

Follen has chosen Maryann Thompson Architects (MTA) as the architect for the upcoming capital campaign, pending completion of a contract. The committee reached out to six recommended firms, received four proposals, interviewed three firms, and unanimously voted to hire MTA. During its 20-year history, the firm has compiled extensive experience working with complex architectural projects … Continued

In the Interim: Cheerleading for a Cause

I know that you all think that my job is to be a cheerleader for our religious education team and our teachers, advisors, and mentors. Partly, I suppose, you are correct. I certainly want to support and encourage folks in any way I can, to help them be the best advisors and mentors and leaders … Continued

In the Interim: The Promise of the Spirit

Starting at 4 PM on any given Monday, I sit at my desk and hear children singing: rehearsal for the Junior Choir, conducted by Tyler Turner, begins with warm-ups, singing games, and then rehearsal of pieces the group is working on. Tyler’s really great at helping the children clap and stomp and count rhythms that … Continued

You are invited to the Auction! RSVP Here

Saturday, March 25, 5:30-7:30pm, Follen Community Center The annual auction is an evening of food, friendship and fun, all to benefit our beloved church. Fellow Follenites have already donated more than 60 items including gourmet dinners, vacation homes, exciting experiences and useful services. See all the auction items in the auction book here. Can you help? Sign up … Continued

March’s Worship Theme: Wilderness

Spiritual exercise: Take a walk in the woods this month. The only thing predictable about March weather is that it is usually kind of yucky: it will be rainy and muddy or chilly and snowing or unseasonably warm and pollen-y—we don’t get to pick our wilderness! (If you are not able to walk, dress appropriately … Continued

Jewish Heritage Group Explores Jewish Humor

For more than 3000 years, the Jewish people have been persecuted, exiled, dispersed, and almost annihilated more times than one can count.  How have they been able to not only survive, but to thrive?  There are many answers to this question – their faith, a strong sense of culture while assimilating with their host countries, … Continued

In the Community: Youth Mental Health, Irish Music Concert

Town of Lexington Youth Mental Health First Aid Training March 11, 13, and 14, Lexington Community Center When a loved one has heart disease or cancer, families rally around, but when someone is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental conditions, family members are not sure what to do, which can be heartbreaking. Youth … Continued

Octagon Dinners — You’re Invited!

Sign up in Coffee Hour Feb 26, March 5 and March 12 A unique opportunity for new and old members to connect in a small-group setting! These wonderful dinners will take place over the two weekends of March 11-12 and March 18-19. Sign up to either host or attend during coffee hour. For questions, please contact Steph … Continued

Religious Education This Week

This Sunday Nursery through Grades 7/8: In-class religious education resumes at 10:30am Coming of Age 4:30pm, Community Center FUUY 6:30pm, Community Center Interim DRE Deb Weiner is leading worship this Sunday. For questions about RE, see RE Action Team member Leslie Stebbins.  Read Interim DRE Deb Weiner’s latest blog post, In the Interim: Navigating the Waters of Change

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