Congregation News

Can You Lead a Craft or Play Carols?

Volunteers needed (both adults and youth) to lead a craft, assist at the craft tables, or play piano music for Follen’s Winter Holiday Crafts Party on Saturday, December 3rd, 9-Noon. If interested, email Karen Scopetski or call 781-646-4110.

In the Interim: The Big Questions

November 1, 2016 On October 20 I boarded a plane for San Diego, CA to attend the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Fall Conference – the meeting of Unitarian Universalist professional religious educators. Despite the lovely grounds of the resort the conference was held at, we were closed inside a windowless ballroom for four intense … Continued

Parish Board: Taking the Long View

You may not be aware of the fact that the records of Follen Church are housed at the Harvard Divinity School’s library, as part of its mission to document the founding and development of Unitarian Universalist congregations. I spent a couple of hours there this week, reading through the earliest of our records from the … Continued

Building and Grounds Action Team: Keeping Follen Standing Strong

Adding to Alex Bromley’s recent post about the workings of Program Council, Chris Walters now expands our Leaders Blog to include reflections on the work done by Follen’s 7 Action Teams.  The Follen octagon is the oldest standing church structure in the Town of Lexington, and it is the Buildings and Grounds Action Team’s responsibility … Continued

In the Community: Sustainability, ArtWalk, Coffeehouse, Cohousing

Art Walk Lexington Call for Artists Artists are being sought to submit their two, or three-dimensional works for display in retailers windows along Massachusetts Ave. Lexington is again having its ArtWalk this November from the 8th – 28th, with a Gallery Night and curator-led tour in Lexington Center on November 10th. Artwork will be displayed … Continued

What’s Clucking with Kiva?

Supporting Marie Jeannine, and More on November 6 Marie Jeannine, a single mother of six from Madagascar (see photo), makes her living raising chickens. Through Follen’s Kiva Program, we made a loan to this active and resourceful woman to buy 100 chicks and their feed. Hers is just one of the almost 1,000 loans we’ve … Continued

Your Spiritual Autobiography: A Writing Exploration

In this new Follen class, you can explore, through writing, the story of your own life in relationship to all the rest of life, the life force, the universe, God, or whatever is spiritually meaningful to you. All you need is a story and the desire to write some of it down and share it … Continued

In the Interim: Thoughts from Deborah Weiner, Interim DRE

We are heading into the final few weeks of what has been known, for years, as the Silly Season: the time when our country is focused on political campaigns and what both politicians and pundits are saying. I worked in local politics for a few years, when I was Director of the Department of Cultural … Continued

Octagon Dinners Return

These popular dinners, held in the homes of members and firends, are a unique opportunity to connect in a small-group setting. This year, they will take place over the two weekends of October 29 & 30, and November 5 & 6 (Saturday and Sunday nights). Sign up to either attend or to host during coffee hour … Continued

Still Searching for a Few Great Volunteers to Work with Follen Youth

Do you love to work with teens?  Do you like going on field trips to fun places like the Concord River for canoeing, the King’s Bowling Alley in Burlington, the Boda Borg Adventure Center in Malden, to nearby state parks, and more?  Then you should think about being a member of our great FUUY (Follen … Continued

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