Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn

Two Services! Celebration Sunday

This Sunday we celebrate the generous stewardship that creates our community anew each year! All three choirs will sing at each service. Rilke wrote: “Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” How can a community of many members embody this kind of respectful, joyful Love?

Invitation

Follen’s Parish Minister returns to the pulpit to begin our month on the theme of “Invitation.” If life itself is a special occasion — and of course it is — what does your invitation say? Read or download a PDF of Rainbows and Awe and Losing Your Cool

Merry Christmas!

Three Christmas Eve Services — 4pm: Family Service. 7:30 and 9:30pm: Traditional lessons, candles, and carols. Christmas Day Service: Sunday, 10:30am.

The Promise and the Practice

Our worship theme this month is “Promise,” and this Sunday we are upholding a promise to the UUA to do our part in supporting our friends in faith, Black Lives of UU. We’ll hear a reflection on “Black Joy” written by UU minister Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson, and Rev. Claire will share her thoughts on … Continued

Secret Power

Clark Kent, Peter Parker, Diana Prince — they all have big secrets. GOOD secrets! What is your secret power? If you were a secret agent, what would your mission be? Join us this Sunday to become a card-carrying not-so-secret agent! And . . . a big secret will be revealed: Who is the one-million-dollar donor? … Continued

Ingathering

Join Rev. Claire for the first Sunday of the new church year. Two multigenerational services, 9:30 and 11:30am. Nursery care available for children under 5; all ages welcome in the sanctuary. Religious Education resumes September 18.

The Question Box

Go ahead, ask Rev. Claire. This Sunday is her annual Question Box Service, where she answers your questions live. With music from the Senior Choir and a One-Room-Schoolhouse RE program. Read/Download Question Box Sermon Questions Question Box Sermon Our World Is One World There’s a Wideness in Your Mercy

Back to the Well

“Resist, fight, react!” Yes, it is very important to stay engaged with the world around us, to work for justice, and play our part. AND we have to give ourselves time to rest, reflect, renew.  How can we make sure all that is urgent doesn’t crowd out all that is important?

Isaac Says No

Abraham heard an order from God to kill his son Isaac. Abraham, suffering and obedient, was ready to carry out the order. What if Isaac just said no? What if Isaac, in the words of Emma Gonzalez of Parkland, FL, said “We call BS!”?

Dialogue Sermon

In their weekly meetings, after they’ve planned worship, Rev. Claire and retiring Music Director Thomas Stumpf usually end up musing over the BIG questions: “What do you believe about God and suffering? What is your calling?”  In this compelling Dialogue Sermon, they share their personal answers with all of us.

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