Congregation News

In the Interim: Dreaming

  There is no escaping it:  while the calendar says it’s still summer (and the temperatures as well) vacation’s over, back to school and back to work have descended, and your ministry and support staff at Follen Church are fully back to work and preparing for Sundays through September and well into the fall and … Continued

In the Community: Lobbying, Screening, OmegaLab, and Mass Incarceration

“How to Be an Effective Citizen Lobbyist” Monday, September 18, 7- 9 pm, First Parish UU of Arlington Dr. Willie Parker Speaks at Brookline Women’s Health Services Tuesday, September 19, 6:45pm, Brookline Holiday Inn Dr. Willie J. Parker is an OB/GYN specializing in abortions and a reproductive justice advocate. He holds degrees from the University of … Continued

Seeking Nominees for the DRE Search Committee

Program Council is seeking nominees to serve on the Director of Religious Education Search Committee. The Committee will be tasked with the following: a) Gather input from across the Follen Congregation regarding the Religious Education Programs at Follen; b) Develop and finalize a job description to identify the roles and needs of the Director of … Continued

September’s Worship Theme: “Unlocked”

September 2017 Worship Theme: Unlocked Our worship theme this month was the brain child of Follen member Andrea Paquette, who is a member of the Worship and Music Action Team (WMAT). “Unlocked” can mean so mean things: freedom, liberty, a new beginning, an achievement reached, a new possibility uncovered. Locks are symbols of promises and … Continued

Big Thank You from the Caring Congregation Committee

June’s CCC Gala Fundraiser netted over $4,100 for the Special Needs Minister’s Discretionary Fund. Thank all of you who made this possible through your generous gifts of time, talent and money.

Kitchen Elves Fuel Our Fellowship

Many Hands Make Light Work Do you have what it takes to be a Kitchen Elf? These are the fabulous Follen stalwarts who help make Coffee Hour happen. Kitchen Elves: put food trays out on tables keep the kitchen tidy run the dishwasher Can you give a hand at Coffee Hour this fall? Free “training” and new friends guaranteed! Email … Continued

A Musical Array for Ingathering

Music for both services this Sunday will feature the full range of talents and types, including the choir and soloists on prayerful works, Bach on the organ, Jewish congregational song accompanied by accordion, Kyle Johnson’s beautiful strumming on guitar, and the Staples Singers’ “Unlock Your Mind” to send the congregation out joyfully. If you want to contribute … Continued

A Follen Church Photo Directory Online? It’s a Breeze!

Would you like an easy way to look up other members online — and to track your giving and volunteering? Try Follen’s new online service for members, called Breeze. All you have to do: 1. Type your name and email address here. 2. When you get an email from Breeze, click through to create your login. 3. … Continued

In the Community: Deep Denial of White Supremacy, Film on Economic Inequality

David Billings: Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life Friday, September 15, 6:30-8pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave, Boston, MA 02130 Author David Billings discusses his new book Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life. “No one speaks to racism and its cure better than David Billings, … Continued

RE News This Week

~ Nursery care this week is available for children through age 5 for two services, 9:30 and 11:30.  Our nursery is located on the ground floor of our building (enter through the side doors off the curved driveway, walk down the stairs and to the left).  Thanks to Melissa Hawkins and her staff of teen assistants … Continued

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