Congregation News

Update on Follen and Sanctuary

In March Parish Board voted to sign the following statement: “As people of faith and people of conscience, we pledge to resist the newly elected administration’s policy proposals to target and deport millions of undocumented immigrants and discriminate against marginalized communities. We will open up our congregations and communities as sanctuary spaces for those targeted … Continued

FUUY supports CityReach in Boston – Your Help Is Needed!

FUUY has voted to participate in an amazing opportunity called City Reach. On May 12-13, our youth will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about homelessness from people who have experienced it. During the 20-hour session, participants join CityReach staff in street ministry and offer hospitality, food and clothing. This is followed by times of sharing and … Continued

In the Interim: Busy, Busy Bees

It’s spring, and it has turned into a time of incorporating ‘lasts’ and spring rituals of the year into the ongoing rhythm of the congregation…final Coming of Age retreat; FUUY warm-up bike ride to Kimball’s Ice Cream stand; final classroom religious education programs for the year; and LOTS of preparation for Operetta. The Emerson/Alcott room’s … Continued

“I Greet Your Congregation with Great Love”

Rev. Jozsef Sends a Video Message On the recent trip to visit our Partner Church in Transylvania, Rev. Susanne stayed with the minister there, Rev. Dimeny Jozsef and his family. On her last day, she made a video greeting, from Jozsef to everyone at Follen, translated by Csep Akos, a church member.  Read all about the trip in … Continued

RE News This Week

Saturday and Sunday Coming of Age: on retreat at Friendly Crossways Retreat Center in Harvard, MA Saturday at 3pm to Sunday 4pm. Sunday Nursery: for little ones up to age 4 PreK to Grade 8: Final Classroom RE program for the year. Multi-age programs and all-ages worship will continue through June. FUUY: 6:30pm, Community Center. Read Interim DRE Deb … Continued

Brian Sewell’s Lessons Learned in NOLA

On April 23 I wrapped up my fifth service trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina happened nearly 12 years ago and Follen has been sending groups down there for every one of those years. It’s part of what makes me so proud to be a part of this community – our commitment to social … Continued

Follen’s 56th Operetta, “Ruddygore” Is in the Works!

For more than five decades, the Youth and Junior Choirs of Follen Church have been performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas every June. Follen’s 56th presentation, “Ruddygore,” will be performed Friday June 9 & Saturday June 10, 2017.  Tickets are $15 each. Tickets will be on sale at both coffee hours on May 7, as well as … Continued

In the Interim: Celebrations of Spring

I have returned to Follen Church following a whirlwind, amazing trip to New Orleans with 25 of our Follen youth and our chaperones.  The weather was mostly good (albeit hot), spirits were mostly high, and much was learned and accomplished.  And with April vacation over, we return to spring and end of the year milestones … Continued

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