Congregation News

The Interim Leader’s Tasks within a Congregation: Analyzing the System

My blog series on the work of interim religious leaders continues this week.  If you have been interested in what Follen has experienced – and what the heck I have been doing – during the 22-month interim period that is moving toward its close (at the end of June), I encourage you to keep reading … Continued

In the Community: Films About Women, Traces of the Trade

Lunafest:  Film Festival About Women Friday April 6, 7pm, Concord Academy Join First Parish in Concord and Concord Academy this Friday. They are hosting LUNAFEST films, a fundraising film festival that showcases short films created by, for and about women from all over the world. Proceeds will benefit women’s reproductive health and Chicken & Egg Pictures, an … Continued

Capital Campaign Committee Update, Plans, and Special Vote

As of the end of March 2018 the Follen Capital Campaign “Building for All” has exceeded its goal of $2.75 Million raised from the community (from over 210 pledges) augmented by a generous $1 Million gift for the Sonin Family Music Center – now totaling more than $3.75 Million! Yay !! We have submitted architectural plans … Continued

Rev. Susanne Will Be Moving On This Summer

She Is the Candidate for Minister at a Local UU Church My Dear Follenites, These two years among you have been a been a privilege and a time of deep learning and professional development for me. You have given me support and courage to step fully into my vocation for ministry, and I am so grateful. As … Continued

The Follen Stitches’ Crafted Art on Display

March 17-April 28, Anne Smith Gallery

The Follen Stitches is a weekly drop-in group for knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, and crafters of any kind. We meet on Wednesday mornings from 10-12 in the Anne Smith Room. We knit for ourselves, our friends, families, and charity. Recent recipients include orphans in Kazakhstan and school children in Paraguay.

Please stop by to see our exhibit of knitted items before they begin their long treks. All are welcome to join us on Wednesday mornings for handwork or simply for company and conversation. We always have coffee, and often have baked goods!

Contact Laura Maltby or Nancy Sofen.

Where Are We in Construction Planning?

Over the past few months the Construction Oversight Group (COG) has worked with our architects at Maryann Thompson Associates (MTA) to hone a floor plan that we love.  It features a gracious, light-filled fully accessible entrance to the sanctuary from the street side, with an elevator and an open stairway leading down to the Community … Continued

In the Community: Teach Us All

Documentary Teach Us All Monday, April 9, 6 pm, Lyric Stage Company of Boston About inequality in education. Buy tickets on Eventbrite here. Lyric Stage is at 140 Clarendon Street, Boston.

The Interim Leader’s Tasks within a Congregation: Joining the System

For the last five weeks I’ve written about the work of interim religious leaders and have covered the work of the congregation during this transitional time.  In case you missed these reflections, we’ve explored the ways in which the congregation examines its Heritage (coming to terms with history), Mission (developing a unique identity), Leadership (and … Continued

April’s Worship Theme: Mercy

A favorite Bible verse of many Unitarian Universalists is this one from the book of Micah: “And what does God require of you, but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” — Micah 6:8 Reflect: What does it means to love mercy? How might you show a love of mercy … Continued

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