Congregation News

In The Community: MLK Concert, Anti-Racism Training

  In His Own Words: A Concert of New Compositions in Memory of MLK Friday April 27, 7:30pm, Follen’s Sanctuary Concert of new compositions concerning MLK’s legacy. Thomas Stumpf is one of the four composers, with reflections by Regie Gibson. Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs: Visioning-Networking-Skill Building Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am–5 pm By Community … Continued

How Can We Save Our Democracy?

UU Seminary Meadville-Lombard Hosts a Workshop:

Religion and Politics in an Uncertain World

Saturday May 5, First Parish in Concord, MA

Morning Session: Dr. Mike Hogue will speak from his new book, American Immanence: Democracy for an Uncertain World. Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey and Rev. Dr. Bill Schulz will offer reflections, and the panel will answer questions from the floor. Lunch & Book Signing by Dr. Hogue
Two Afternoon Workshops (you can attend both):
  • Revolution: The Hard work of (Re)Building a Democracy by Dr. Hogue & Rev. Dr. Lightsey
  • Creating Theology Together by Dr. Hicks & Rev. Dr. Straube
We are hosting a Prospective Student Conference in conjunction with this event.
This is a FREE event, but online registration by Friday, April 27 is required.
Online registration page: https://mlconcord.eventbrite.com

​Give Us Your Feedback on Our Congregational Covenant

“Covenant is the silk that joins Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith.” – UUA.org This spring, 35 Follen lay leaders gathered to discuss and draft a “Covenant of Right Relations” for Follen. Simply … Continued

In the Interim: Adventures in the Big Easy

Note:  Deb Weiner’s series of reflections on the tasks of interim religious leaders and the congregations they serve will continue next week. We landed at Louis Armstrong Airport on Saturday in the middle of a huge storm – tornado warnings in the area, torrential rain, a real soaker.  But all was well as Follen’s service … Continued

Warrant for Congregational Meeting April 22

WARRANT For A SPECIAL MEETING OF FOLLEN CHURCH To the members of Follen Church: You are requested to assemble in the sanctuary of Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, at 11:30 a.m. immediately following the service on Sunday, April 22, 2018. ARTICLE I The membership of Follen Church authorize the use of up to $350,000 of the Heritage … Continued

In the Community: Missa Gaia, MLK-Themed Concert, Anti-Racism Organizing

Missa Gaia: A Mass for the Earth Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 7:30pm, First Parish Lexington This profound work, under the musical direction of Rip Jackson and theatrical and dance direction of Maris Wolff, will be a collaboration between the First Parish sanctuary and children’s choirs, the Vermont Dance Collective and a world music ensemble … Continued

Construction and the Heritage Fund: Nancy Sofen’s Personal Point

Twenty years ago this spring as a new member of Follen, I was asked to join the Buildings and Grounds Committee. There I found my people: those who create and care for physical spaces as an expression of how they value the people and activities that use those spaces. I later served on the Construction … Continued

Construction Oversight Group Wins HDC Approval!

The Construction Oversight Group is pleased to announce that on April 5 the Town of Lexington Historic District Commission approved our proposed building plans! This means we can now proceed with filings for all of the other required regulatory approvals with the hope of beginning construction this summer.  Please join us for a Q & … Continued

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