Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn


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

Remembering and Returning

All ages are welcome at 9:30 and 11:30 for multi-generational worship! Our children’s choir will sing at the 9:30 service and the youth choir at the 11:30 service. Rev. Claire will lead a service of reflection and remembrance for loved ones, and consideration of how our actions ripple out into the world. Please bring a photo of a departed loved one to … 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

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

Flower Communion

Follen’s annual ritual that celebrates both the return of spring and the joy of living in community. Rev. Claire preaches on creativity. “God is not a thing, or a person: God is a VERB, God is something that has happened, is happening, and will happen again . . . God is spring — and God comes … Continued

Grace Happens

Rev. Claire and Interim DRE Deb Weiner will lead our two (9:30 and 11:30 am) multigenerational services on this month’s worship theme of “Grace.” What is grace? Is it something we do…see…or say? Our junior and youth choirs will sing “Amazing Grace.” Read/Download “Grace Happens”  

Open the Door

Our faith calls us to a practice of openness: open to new people, ideas, and ways of being. But being open is hard! How can we get more open…to being open? Music Director Vivian Montgomery will lead the Adult Choir in dynamic pieces, and we will also commission our new team of lay ministers.


Where have you found sanctuary — in a loved one’s arms, under a blue sky, under a sheltering roof? How can we find sanctuary in the midst of this chaotic world?

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