Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn

From Solitude to Connection

In the words of Hannah Arendt, “living together with others begins with living together with oneself.” In this month of “Solitude,” on this weekend where we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., how do we turn from the peace of solitude to the passions and pains of connection?

Membership Sunday

We welcome 11 new members into our fold and celebrate the contributions of many long-haul members. Plus a great sermon about creativity, evolution, and the meaning of membership.  

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.

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?


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


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.

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