Congregation News

UU Urban Ministry Begins Work on Roxbury Landmark

The scaffolding embracing the façade of First Church in Roxbury signifies the UUUM’s embrace of the building as a historic and architectural treasure, and as a resource for building community, furthering social justice, and promoting the arts in Roxbury. Plans are ambitious, and include critical repairs to the building’s envelope and interior, and to its … Continued

Operetta Tickets Are Going Fast!

Tickets will be sold for cast members’ families and Follen folks at the beginning and end of operetta rehearsal on Memorial Day.  Lynnell Stern will be at the Community Center door selling tickets on Monday 5/30, 4 to 4:20 and again 6 to 6:20.  Please plan to stop by to purchase your tickets before they go on sale to … Continued

Suggested Community Reads: May’s Theme Is Creativity

Every month Amy Newmark and Jane Spickett suggest some books related to the worship theme. For those of you who would like to connect a bit more with the theme of “Creativity,” here is this month’s selection. Adults Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos Younger children Rabbityness by Jo Empson Hattie and the Wild Waves: A Story … Continued

The Follen Calendar: 2016-17 Planning Underway

Please write your meetings and events on the calendar pages posted in the community center as we begin to set up the 2016-17 Follen calendar. Or email Sarah Garner directly, if you prefer: sarah.garner@follen.org. Thank you for planning ahead!

May Is Gas Leak Awareness Month

Methane, the primary component in natural gas, is more than 100 times more potent at trapping energy than carbon dioxide, the principal contributor to man-made climate change. Follen’s Environmental Justice Task Force encourages you to check out the flyer by the door of the Community Center and at the Social Justice Action Team table during hospitality to … Continued

Operetta Tickets on Sale Now

You may purchase Follen’s Pirates of Penzance tickets online via Brown Paper Tickets, for a fee of $1.52 per ticket. The password is “follen-only.”  Tickets will also be sold for cast members’ families and Follen folks at Coffee Hour this Sunday. The new ticket price is $15.  Please bring checks made out to Follen with “operetta tickets” in the … Continued

Our Transylvanian Friends Invite You

Follen’s Partner Church in Transylvania, Romania, has invited us to visit during school vacation, April 14–23, 2017. We will spend the weekend in Alsofelsozentmihaly, tour historic UU sites during the week, and then return for a second weekend in our partner village. The tour includes: Torda where the first act of religious tolerance in Europe was signed in 1568; Sibiu, the nicest city in Romania according to John … Continued

BIG DREAMS meeting June 5

The Capital Campaign Exploratory Committee has gotten a lot of ideas about what Follen should do in a capital campaign. We’ve been to a lot of meetings, we’ve had a lot of conversations over coffee, and we’ve gotten a lot of emails (at DreamBig@follen.org). We’ll be having one last big open input session at noon June 5 … Continued

Follen Names New Music Director: Tyler Turner

The Music Director Search Committee and Reverend Claire are delighted to let you know that we have selected Charles Tyler Turner as the next Director of Music at Follen. Tyler, who currently teaches choral music and piano at Natick High School and directs the music program at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Wellesley, will join Follen on August … Continued

Music Director Search Update

Last Sunday, on behalf of the Music Director Search Committee, Gordon Hardy gave us an update on the process of finding a new leader. Here are his remarks:   Today I’d like to bring you up to date on the music director search process. As you know, in the fall Program Council formed a search … Continued

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