Congregation News

Religious Education Program Needs Volunteers

Will you help the children, youth, and all of us at Follen by offering a little of your time to the great RE program here? We need: Coming of Age Leaders If you have been involved in COA before, you know what an amazing program this is. You’ll get back way more than you give. FUUY … Continued

Follen Angels End a Fun Season

This week the church’s coed softball team was knocked out of the Lexington Coed Softball Playoffs. In the town’s double elimination tournament, the Angels won their first game by the score of 15-13.  However, in Games #2 and 3, they lost, and they are now out of the tournament. In Game #2, they lost by the score of 10-6.  In Game #3, they lost 18-14. … Continued

Follen Welcomes a New Interim Director of Religious Education

Rev. Claire and the Human Resources Committee are delighted to announce that they have hired a new Interim Director of Religious Education, Deborah Weiner. She starts August 8. Deb is a certified interim religious educator and lifelong Unitarian Universalist focused on helping congregations in transition infuse health and vitality into their religious education programs and their congregational … Continued

In the Interim: Thoughts from Our New Interim Director of Religious Education

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” This piece of wisdom came from Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland, and, although nonsensical like so much of Carroll’s writing, there’s real wisdom there. I’m so delighted to be beginning my time with you at Follen Church as … Continued

Lexington Interfaith Garden Fall Schedule Out

For those of you who plan ahead, Janet Lane has shared the Fall Follen time slots. We need 2 workers each time slot: Saturday Sept. 17: 8am to 9:30 Tuesday, Oct. 4: 4:30 to 6 pm Tuesday, Oct. 11: 4:30 to 6 pm Saturday, Oct. 22: 8:30 to 10 am For the last-minute and the curious … Continued

Charles Follen’s Great-Grand Nephew Dies

An obituary in this week’s Lexington Minuteman alerted Follenite Karen Longeteig to the passing of Bernard Lange, 97, who was Charles Follen’s great-great grand-nephew. Mr. Lange, who had retired to Florida years ago, lived in Lexington for most of his life, working as an architect who designed churches. Though a lifelong Catholic, Mr. Lange met … Continued

Elisabeth Halliday Makes the Cover of Opera News

Follenites Bob and Sue Halliday are over the moon! Their daughter Elisabeth and members of her opera company, Rhymes with Opera, are featured in the August issue of Opera News magazine. They even snagged the cover photo! Read “Indies Ascending” in Opera News

Suggested Community Reads: “Invitation”

Every month Amy Newmark and Jane Spickett suggest some books related to the worship theme. This month, they’re including more titles because it’s summer — more time to read, hopefully! For those of you who would like to connect a bit more with the theme of “Invitation,” here is this month’s selection. Adults The Love Song … Continued

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