Congregation News

Your Help = Little Time/Big Impact at Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen

January 30, 4:15–5:45 pm, Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen Follen volunteers will do it all on that day; about 80 guests will be counting on us! Help cook and/or serve dinner at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen in Waltham. All ages are welcome! Cooking can be done at home, and kids can help set up, serve dinner, … Continued

Holiday Greetings from Our Transylvania Partner Church

Follen’s Partner Church committee recently received this note from the minister of our Partner Church in Transylvania, Romania. Dear Follen Church, We are getting ready for the year-end Christmas holiday. We are endeavoring to make it magical and filled with joy for our members and especially for the children. I trust that your congregation will … Continued

Life Planning for Adult Children with Special Needs Workshop

Eight Tuesday Evenings Starting January 17 (Exact dates TBD)   Follen’s Caring Congregation Committee will be offering an 8 session educational supportive workshop that covers the multiple aspects of Long-term Planning for an Adult Child with Special Needs.  Series includes a speaker on legal/financial aspects as well as a presentation on community resources and care management. To register or for more … Continued

Summer Jobs for UU Young Adults

The Star Island Corporation is currently accepting applications for our summer staff. If you are not already familiar with Star Island, we run a seasonal religious and educational conference center off the New Hampshire coast and hire approximately 100 college-aged people to work from mid-June to mid-September.  As our roots are linked to the UU … Continued

Follen Seeks An Administrative Assistant

Follen’s Finances and Human Resources Action Team has approved the hiring of a part-time administrative assistant to aid Rev. Susanne, the Director of Community Engagement. They have listed a job description and application information on several sites. Read/ Download Administrative Assistant job description To apply for the position, please send resume and cover letter to: … Continued

The Christmas Tree Sale Needs You!

Sign Up To Help at Our Fun Fundraiser   We’ve sold a lot of trees, but this weekend is really important for a successful season – and yet the signup sheet still has too many holes! We need YOU to take a 2-hour shift. We need help this Sunday night, and next Thursday, Friday, and … Continued

A Capital Campaign for Follen

At its meeting on Monday evening, December 4, Program Council authorized a $1.5 to $2 million capital campaign for Follen with universal access as the top priority. Brad Howe, who served as leader for the last two capital campaigns, was unanimously elected to chair the new effort. A full committee will be formed shortly. Read … Continued

Religious Education This Week

Sunday December 11 We will welcome the fabulous singer/storyteller/composer/actor Kemp Harris for a special program. Kemp taught in the Newton public school system for over twenty years and was a beloved and much-requested teacher.  He is a composer and actor as well as a musician, appearing frequently with his trio in Cambridge and Boston.  As … Continued

Follen Gives Christmas Trees to Needy Families

This year, for the first time, in addition to selling Christmas trees, Follen is hoping to donate some to needy families. Would you like to contribute to the effort? 1. Give a check in any amount to the tree sellers, marked “donate trees.” Or send it in to Sarah at Follen. 2. Spread the word. … Continued

Help Change Massachusetts Law and Support Justice/Corrections Systems Reform

Follen’s Social Justice Action Team wants you know: You may have heard that Massachusetts’ governor, speaker, senate president, and chief justice will JOINTLY file a bill on criminal justice reform when the new, 18-month legislative session opens in January 2017. The proposed legislation will include some of the recommendations of the Council of State Governments … Continued

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