Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn

A Pinpoint of Light

In the middle of this dark solstice season, our hearts yearn for light and hope. Join Rev. Claire, Tyler Turner, and our Senior and No-Name Choirs as we seek a light in the darkness. Sermon: A Pinpoint of Light   Lord, At First, Did Adam Make Echoing Carols: Children, Go Where I Send Thee:

Beginnings and Endings

In the last full-length service of the church year, we will honor and hear from our Follen youth who are now graduating high school. Youth Coordinator Brian Sewell and Rev. Claire will speak.

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.

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?

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

Ingathering: Two Services “Hand in Hand”

Our annual services of ingathering and homecoming! Rev. Claire will preach, and Rev. Susanne will lead us in prayer. We’ll honor the teachers in our religious education program, and celebrate community. Our music, led by new Music Director Vivian Montgomery, will be eclectic and excellent! Our worship theme this month is “Unlocked.” How does joining … Continued

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.

Stewardship Sunday

What does Follen mean to you? Now more than ever, we need our unique religious community — and it needs us! Chalice Lighting by Fred Johnson   Personal Point by Chris Farnham   Invitation and Prayer by Kyle Johnson   “Alleluia” and “A Charge To Keep I Have”   “Funding the Revolution” Sermon and Reading

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