Congregation News

Hate Has No Home Here: Lexington Lawn Signs Initiative

In response to a recent hate crime arrest in Lexington, Follen member Toby Sackton has helped to organize a lawn sign campaign, spreading messages like  “Our Lexington: Compassion, Community, Kindness, Respect, Peace.” Follen is participating. To order your sign go to Hate Has No Home in Lexington.

In the Community: Energy, Democracy, Whiteness, Interfaith Action

Solar Panels on Route 128 Discussion Monday, January 30, 6:30 pm, Estabrook School Reclaiming Our Democracy Tuesday, January 31, 7-9pm, First Parish in Concord Do you believe that “we the people” need to reclaim our democracy? Do you believe that corporations, Super PACS and the very wealthy have too much influence on our government? If so, … Continued

In the Interim: As to the Meaning of Words

  We are nearly to the mid-point in winter – at least, according to my spouse. On January 31, Ben always says, we are halfway through the winter and on February 15, Ben reminds me, “Winter’s back breaks.” As a religious educator, I know that these are the times when historically, religious education attendance for … Continued

Partner Church Scholarship Students Appreciate Our Help

Follen’s Partner Church Committee recently received a list of students eligible for scholarships from the church leadership in Alsofelsoszentmihály, which determines which students are eligible for what level of scholarship. The students who are sponsored agree to do some service for their congregation, and to communicate their thanks to their Follen donors in a letter. Read a Thank … Continued

In the Interim: To Build the Common Good (and Make Our Own Days Glad)

Perhaps you are familiar with the hymn, “For all That is Our Life,” which is in our grey UUA hymnbook. The song calls us to “build the common good…and make our own days glad.” It might be more challenging, right now, to see how to get to that ‘common good’ that the song talks about. … Continued

On-call Nursery Volunteers Needed!

Are you an adult who loves small children? Are you an empty-nester who would like a little time to snuggle and play with little ones? We’ve got the opportunity for you!  We’re looking for some volunteers to form an on-call list of Nursery substitute care providers.  You’ll work with some of our excellent youth child … Continued

Do You Have a Child Who Loves to Babysit?

– and has been trained in safety procedures? We’re starting a list of youth (grade 7 and older) who like to babysit and might want to be on an on-call list of sitters for meetings, events and other activities. This list might also be a great help for newcomers to the Follen community or parents … Continued

In the Interim: When All This is Over, What Matters?

  On my desk is a quote that a close friend attached to a napkin, when Ben and I visited for dinner one night. The evening was lovely, and the friendship we have with these folks is enduring. But the quote, written on construction paper in gold letters, is what remains. It reads, “When all … Continued

Scholarship Donors Needed for Our Partner Church Students

József Dimeny, our Partner Church’s minister, and Bela Domokos, their lay president, recently sent Follen’s Partner Church Committee the list of students eligible for scholarships. The leadership in Alsofelsoszentmihály determines which students are eligible for what level of scholarship. The students who are sponsored agree to do some service for their congregation, and to communicate their thanks to … Continued

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