Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn

We Are Not Free (Part 1)

Rev. Claire celebrates Freedom, our worship theme for the month of April, along with Follen’s Senior Choir.  

We Begin Again

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”

The Narrow Place

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

Thanksgiving Sunday

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

Easter Sunday: Labor and Delivery

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?

Living Dangerously

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”

We Are Not Free: Part 2

New Member Sunday! We will welcome Follen’s newest members, and Rev. Claire will preach the counterpoint to her sermon from April 2. Introit: No Name Choir Sings “Morning Has Come” Anthem: No Name Choir Sings “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel” New Member Welcome and Member Anniversary Recognition Reading and Sermon: “We Are Not Free, Part 2” … Continued

The Others

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”

The Ordination of Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick

It’s Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick week! On Saturday at 4 pm, we will ordain former Follen intern Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick into the Unitarian Universalist ministry. We all look forward to calling her Rev. Hillary the next day, Sunday June 18, when she leads us in our first summer service.

Cherish and Endure

“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”

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