Congregation News

March Food for Thought — We want your feedback!

What did you think? If you were one of the 60 folks who made it to our “Listening to Black Lives Matter” session (the third of our new monthly “Food for Thought” programs), we want your feedback. Please share your thoughts with your hosts, the Adult Programs Task Force and Follen Responds to Racism.

The Silence of the Jams

The Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen has plenty of peanut butter but is short on jelly.  Jams and jellies will no longer be ignored! April is “Bring a Jar of Jelly to Church” month.  Preserve anti-discrimination: Donate a jar or two today.  Follen’s Social Justice Action Team — Making the world a little sweeter. 

Religious Education This Week

OWL class has a retreat on Saturday, March 18, from 3-9pm in the Marshman Center and offsite. This Sunday Nursery through grade 6: Regular classroom RE Coming of Age: 4:30pm, Community Center FUUY: 6:30pm, Community Center Meet a Bisexual You Already Know, March 23, 7pm, Anne Smith Room. The RE Team encourages parents of youth, and youth grades 8 and older to … Continued

In the Community: Atomic weapons, LHS music benefit, Disabilities film festival

“Countdown to Zero” Friday, March 17, 7pm, First Parish Bedford Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations currently possess nuclear weapons, with others racing to join them and the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act … Continued

Capital Campaign Selects Architect

Follen has chosen Maryann Thompson Architects (MTA) as the architect for the upcoming capital campaign, pending completion of a contract. The committee reached out to six recommended firms, received four proposals, interviewed three firms, and unanimously voted to hire MTA. During its 20-year history, the firm has compiled extensive experience working with complex architectural projects … Continued

In the Interim: Cheerleading for a Cause

I know that you all think that my job is to be a cheerleader for our religious education team and our teachers, advisors, and mentors. Partly, I suppose, you are correct. I certainly want to support and encourage folks in any way I can, to help them be the best advisors and mentors and leaders … Continued

In the Interim: The Promise of the Spirit

Starting at 4 PM on any given Monday, I sit at my desk and hear children singing: rehearsal for the Junior Choir, conducted by Tyler Turner, begins with warm-ups, singing games, and then rehearsal of pieces the group is working on. Tyler’s really great at helping the children clap and stomp and count rhythms that … Continued

You are invited to the Auction! RSVP Here

Saturday, March 25, 5:30-7:30pm, Follen Community Center The annual auction is an evening of food, friendship and fun, all to benefit our beloved church. Fellow Follenites have already donated more than 60 items including gourmet dinners, vacation homes, exciting experiences and useful services. See all the auction items in the auction book here. Can you help? Sign up … Continued

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