June’s Worship Theme at Follen is “Pilgrimage.” Spiritual Exercise We are lucky to live in a place where so many of our spiritual Unitarian and Universalist ancestors once lived, and where so many elements of our UU history happened and are happening now. In some ways, the Boston area is the UU “Mecca”! Take a … Continued
You Bet We Will! For the second year running, Follen will have a worship service every Sunday through the summer, June 18 – September 3. They will be led by trained professional worship leaders (like Rev. Parisa Parsa, right, on July 23) and feature music by pianist Shaylor Lindsay. Services will last about 45 minutes instead of the usual hour, and … Continued
Thursday, July 13, 6-9pm
Sunday May 28 No religious education program or Nursery care on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day weekend) Sunday June 4 Children Ages 6-12: One-Room Schoolhouse RE, led by Jody Gray-Linden Nursery Care: For infants through age 5 Read Interim DRE Deb Weiner’s latest blog post: “In the Interim: Coming of Age”
Back by popular demand, Follen’s summer services begin on Sunday June 18, when (the newly Rev.) Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick kicks them off. Follenites Jane Spickett, Rev. Parisa Parsa, and Susan Halliday-Quinn will also preach, as well as Rev. Susanne Intriligator, who will lead the gathered congregation four Sundays in a row. Watch the summer newsletter — yes, … Continued
At last night’s annual meeting, a record number of Follenites crowded into the Community Center to: elect new officers approve the budget and pass — by a wide margin — a landmark resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” A motion was made to separate out one portion of the resolution — pertaining to a banner — but … Continued
Starting in September, Follen will be moving to a new religious education teaching schedule that is designed to provide more flexibility for parent volunteers, more support for teachers, and more stability and continuity for the children and youth being taught! The teaching schedule will be divided into two terms, each with thirteen or fourteen slots. … Continued
My “most favorite” Sunday of the year is Coming of Age Sunday. The two services Follen had on May 21st were joyful and filled with the beliefs and learnings our fourteen Coming of Age program graduates held in their minds and hearts. They blessed us with their vision, their hopes for the future, their connection … Continued
Thursday, July 20, 6-8pm, Follen Community Center
Tuesday, August 1, 6:30-8:30pm, Follen Community Center
If you have experienced a significant loss either human or a beloved pet, Follen’s Pastoral Care Action Team (PCAT) invites you to join us to share a meal and a brief ritual of remembrance, and to talk openly about loss with others who’ve “been there.”
Grieving the loss of a loved one requires both time and a space to share our memories. Please consider joining us regardless of whether the death happened recently, a few years ago, or many years have passed.
Bring something to eat that reminds you of your loved one to share with all. Questions or to RSVP contact PCAT@follen.org. We look forward to seeing you on August 1.