Congregation News

July’s Theme: “Simplicity”

Worship Theme July’s Worship Theme is “Simplicity.” Suggested Community Reads Every month Amy Newmark and Jane Spickett suggest some books related to the worship theme. For those who would like to connect a bit more with the theme of “Simplicity,” here are this month’s selections: Ages 3-6 The Very Quiet Cricket          … Continued

In the Community: Learn About Islam

Tuesday, July 25, 7-9pm Temple Isaiah Temple Isaiah hosts an evening of learning about the Muslim faith (think interesting Islam 101 intro) and for hearing stories from individuals of their experiences being Muslim in Boston. At a time when so much of what we hear seems focused on what can divide us, we’ll focus on the … Continued

A Suggestion for Your Summer Reading

If you liked the sound of “intentionally and proactively antiracist” in the resolution that passed at Annual Meeting, but aren’t sure what that means for you, Follen’s library offers a place to start. The Follen Responds to Racism team added several excellent books on aspects of being a person of color, or a white person, … Continued

Try out the Lexington Interfaith Garden This Summer

Follen offers two volunteers twice a month during the growing season to help raise local produce for the Lexington Food Pantry with other faith communities. You don’t need to know anything about gardening, and children (roughly 5 and older) are welcome. Saturdays we walk the produce over to the pantry; that’s fresh! If you can … Continued

One-day or Short-term: Opportunities at the Urban Ministry

Saturday mornings, 10:30 am to 2 pm One-day: Help unload, package, and distribute fresh produce for Fair Foods. It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s important. Short term: consider Jericho Road Roxbury, which partners the professional talents of volunteers with the specific needs of nonprofit organizations serving greater Roxbury to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the … Continued

Update on Plans for Music at Follen Next Year

With Tyler Turner’s resignation, the Follen leadership has asked Gordon Hardy, Aimee Fox, Rachel Hyde, and Sophie Evett to interview interim candidates with Rev. Claire for next year. This group comprises representatives from the Worship and Music Action Team, the Human Resources Committee, current and past Adult Choir members, and parents of choristers in the … Continued

In the Interim: What Have We Learned?

I flew back from New Orleans yesterday (I’m writing this message on June 28) tired, energized, my head filled with images, learning, ideas.  As I said to Rev. Susanne Intriligator, nearly every UUA General Assembly that I have attended (and I’ve been at a lot of them) has found me excited and optimistic when I … Continued

In the Community: Nice 3-bed East Lexington Apartment for Rent

Rev. Susanne’s great UU-owned Lexington apartment becomes available August 1. It’s the top 2 floors in a traditional 2-family house. Living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 bathroom, 2 bedrooms, plus a huge loft space that could be another bedroom (or 2) or an office or a studio of some kind. East Lexington, near Trader Joe’s. … Continued

Summer Take-Your-Chances Black Film Series

We’ve enjoyed our African-American Directors film series so much we’ve decided to continue watching Black Films through this summer. But our vacation series will be less curated. We’re going to watch some movies we want to see and will not necessarily screen them beforehand. So take your chances along with us! Our license does not … Continued

Member Blog: Pilgrimage to My Grandfather’s War

Our worship theme for June is “Pilgrimage.” Member Carolyn Kingston (left) shares a trip to France to explore her family’s history.  Major Edward B. Cole, U.S.M.C. June 18, 2017. Ninety-nine years ago today my grandfather, Major Edward B. Cole, U.S.M.C. finally succumbed to wounds he received at the Battle of Belleau Wood, a key battle … Continued

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