Congregation News

Follen’s Annual Meeting: Affirming That Black Lives Matter

At last night’s annual meeting, a record number of Follenites crowded into the Community Center to: elect new officers approve the budget and pass — by a wide margin — a landmark resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” A motion was made to separate out one portion of the resolution — pertaining to a banner — but … Continued

A New Teaching Schedule for Religious Education in 2017-2018

Starting in September, Follen will be moving to a new religious education teaching schedule that is designed to provide more flexibility for parent volunteers, more support for teachers, and more stability and continuity for the children and youth being taught! The teaching schedule will be divided into two terms, each with thirteen or fourteen slots.  … Continued

In the Interim: Coming of Age

My “most favorite” Sunday of the year is Coming of Age Sunday.  The two services Follen had on May 21st were joyful and filled with the beliefs and learnings our fourteen Coming of Age program graduates held in their minds and hearts.  They blessed us with their vision, their hopes for the future, their connection … Continued

In the Community: Democracy, Solar Canopy, Lexington Co-op

Democracy Demands Engagement May 18, May 26, June 15, 7-9pm, Temple Isaiah State Rep Jay Kaufman hosts a workshop on public engagement Read/Download event flyer for Democracy Demands Engagement Trinity Covenant Church Dedicates Its Solar Canopy Saturday May 20, 4-4:30, Trinity Church, Lexington Pastor Chris Haydon and the congregation of Trinity Covenant Church would like … Continued

What Happened This Year? Follen Publishes Annual Report 2017

Just what have we been up to at Follen since September? SO much. From Ingathering and welcoming new staff, to our special service after the election, through Christmas and the FUUY service, right up to the Anti-Racism Resolution, it’s been a busy busy year. We are growing and changing, responding to events both personal and … Continued

Resolution: Advancing Follen As an Anti-Racist Congregation

At Follen’s Annual Meeting on May 24, the group Follen Responds to Racism will offer a resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” The resolution affirms that Follen will commit to work proactively, internally and in the wider world, to support racial justice and the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, to include hanging a banner. … Continued

WARRANT for the 2017 Annual Meeting of Follen Church

WARRANT for the 2017 Annual Meeting of Follen Church To the members of Follen Church: You are requested to assemble in the Community Center of the Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 ARTICLE I   To receive and act on the report of the Parish Minister. ARTICLE … Continued

May Theme: “Transformation” in Worship, Covenant Groups, Reading

May’s Worship Theme at Follen is “Transformation.” Spiritual Exercise Got a Bible? Sure you do—at home or on the web, find a Bible and turn to the book of Psalms. There are 150 Psalms in the Hebrew Bible. Choose one—any one—and transform it. Rewrite, reinterpret, reimagine—transform the psalm into a psalm for today, a psalm … Continued

In the Community: Women in WWII, Volunteer in Nicaragua

Women of the Greatest Generation: Stories of Faith, Hope, Love, and Courage Saturday, June 4, 2:30-4pm, Hancock Church, Lexington Women of the Greatest Generation Volunteering Opportunity, Fuller Center for Housing July 1-8, Nicaragua Spend a week building homes in Nicaragua. Contact Follen member Laura Maltby and see Fuller Center for Housing.

Follen Staff Perspectives on Black Lives Matter

At Follen’s Annual Meeting on May 24, The group Follen Responds to Racism will offer a resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” The resolution affirms that Follen will commit work proactively, internally and in the wider world, to support racial justice and the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, to include hanging a banner. … Continued

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