The American story continues. A new chapter is being written. Join Rev. Claire this Sunday to reflect on the events of the past week, and to seek hope, healing, and courage in a divided world. Read/Download “We Begin Again”
Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn
On Sunday, we’ll hear our Youth Choir sing favorite pieces like “Baba Yetu,” and Rev. Claire will explore the worship theme of “Freedom” through the lens of Passover. The Hebrew name for Egypt is Mitzrayim, which means “a narrow place.” What narrow place do you need liberation from? Personal Point by Nancy McCarthy The Youth Choir sings “Die Gedanken … Continued
The law tells one story. The spirit tells another. This week, we worship with gratitude for those who work for justice — even when it is risky to do so. Two all-ages services at 9:30 and 11:30am, featuring our Senior, Junior, and Youth Choirs. We will also welcome Rev. Alison Miller, who is running for UUA President. … Continued
We’ll have two joy-filled Easter services, 9:30 and 11:30 am. Rev. Claire will preach on the Easter vision of freedom beyond human imagination. “What if this is not the darkness of the tomb–but the darkness of the womb?” asks Sikh activist Valerie Kaur. What Easter promise is waiting to be born?
Safety is not guaranteed — for anything in this life. Every human being has fears: some large, some small. This Sunday, we’ll talk about how fear can hold us back, or help us move forward. Read/Download a PDF of “Living Dangerously”
New Member Sunday! We will welcome Follen’s newest members, and Rev. Claire will preach the counterpoint to her sermon from April 2.
Spiders and heights are one thing. What do we do about our fear of our fellow humans? Rev. Claire will reflect on some of the walls that stand between us, and how we can break them down. Also: special collection for Haiti. Read/Download sermon “The Others”
“Actions speak louder than words.” “Deeds not creeds.” During this month’s worship theme of “Identity,” Rev. Claire will contemplate the complex nature of who say we are — who we want to be — and what we do. Read/Download “Cherish and Endure” Watch Sermon: “Cherish and Endure” “I Am Willing”
“If you find a compass, smash it,” says our reading for this multigenerational service. As we say farewell to our departing high school seniors–and farewell to our beloved retiring music leaders Thomas and Holly Stumpf–what words of wisdom can we share for the road ahead? All ages welcome!
Join Rev. Claire and Follen member and violinist David Hobbie for a service of beauty, peace, and joy. Plus: Religious Education Special Program – storyteller Kemp Harris in the Waldorf School Auditorium. Read/Download “Take Heaven!” Reading and Sermon Watch Claire’s reading and sermon: Watch violinist David Hobbie play selections from “Chaconne” from Partita No.2 In … Continued