Congregation News

In the Community: MLK for Seniors

Martin Luther King Day Gathering for Lexington Seniors Monday January 15, Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham Street, from 1-3pm Honoring His Legacy,  Continuing His Message of Sharing As part of the fifth annual town-wide Martin Luther King Day of Service, Lexington seniors are invited to a gathering to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It will be … Continued

In the Interim: O Christmas Tree!

Last week, we went to the Follen lot and – as we always do – purchased our tree. I was excited to put it up and recognized that on December 16, we were already participating in this ritual later than many folks.  When I was a kid, I used to go to a field near … Continued

Our Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta Is Under Way 

And You’re Welcome To Join! For our June production of Patience (directed by Sara Haugland, with musical preparation by Music Director Vivian Montgomery) all Follen youth are invited to take part as performers, and EVERYONE is invited to be a production volunteer, helping with sets, costumes, technical, publicity, props, kid-wrangling, and miscellany. To be part of … Continued

Come and Audition for “Patience,” Follen’s 2018 Operetta

Audition Information

Auditions for named roles will be Sunday February 4 from 1-6pm.
All roles will be cast gender-blind, based on seniority as well as skill.
Everyone who auditions will be cast in the production.
Sign up for a 30-minute audition group when the sign-up is posted in mid-January.
To audition, chose a named character and learn the music posted under that character- learn the music between the red brackets marked.You do not need to have your music selection memorized, although it is recommended. A pianist will be accompanying you. After singing during your audition you will be asked to read a portion of dialogue opposite the directors. The character you read as may not be the same character you sang as or are auditioning for. Dialogue does not need to be memorized.
Each character has
1. a section of dialogue to read.
2. one or two musical excerpts to learn
3. an mp3 clip of the musical excerpts they are being asked to learn

RE News This Week

Christmas Eve Family Service Sunday December 24, 4pm, Sanctuary Our early service is perfect for families and younger children or all who wish to enter the holidays in a gentle, child-friendly way.  We’ll have special harp music, lessons and carols, and a candle-lighting ritual. Led by Deborah Weiner, with Claire Feingold Thoryn and Vivian Montgomery Please note:  No morning … Continued

BLUU Thank You: We Met Our Goal!

Thanks to many generous Follenites, last week’s Share the Plate offering for the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism raised $3,862. We surpassed the $10-per-member threshold, therefore our gift was doubled by a matching grant. Thank you to all who contributed.

We’re Selling Christmas Trees!

We’ve sold about a third of the trees, but we need your help to finish the job. Sign up to sell trees any day up to Christmas Eve. We particularly need help weekdays. Invite a newcomer to join you and introduce them to this Follen tradition. Children are welcome to help sell or set up. For the second … Continued

In the Interim: Joy and Woe, Woven Fine

In his writing, “Auguries of Innocence,” the poet William Blake (1757-1827) wrote, Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine, Under every grief and pine, Runs a joy with silken twine. It is right it should be so, We were made for joy and woe, And when this we rightly know, … Continued

In the Community: WhaleCoast Alaska

WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 UU EcoTourism Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 is for you!  Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program this summer.  See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs, with friendly homestays and unique tour activities.  See wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, whales, … Continued

In the Interim: The Values We Hold Dear

I am one of those people who – despite current disturbing news about him – has loved the stories woven by Garrison Keillor on the old Prairie Home Companion…particularly his stories about the mythical town in which he grew up, Lake Wobegon, where “all the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the … Continued

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