Unlock Your Heart

On Rosh Hashanah, faithful Jews examine their relationships, atoning for mistakes and misdeeds. This Sunday Rev. Susanne will preach on love, marriage, friendship, and family — and how we can renew and revive our deepest connections.

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 with others in community unlock abilities we don’t have as individuals?

Children and Youth: All ages welcome in the Sanctuary for both services.
Nursery care will be available for children through age 5.
In-Class RE starts next week.

Share the Plate: Our Sunday offering will go to The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, created by the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner. A lawyer, Mayor Turner has promised personally to represent any undocumented people who face deportation as a result of seeking help due to the storm.

Abolition for Our Times

Amidst national conversations of how we ought to commemorate history, we can proudly remember that Follen was founded by abolitionists. This Labor Day weekend, we explore how the labor, bodies, and freedom of fellow humans remains a pressing moral issue. How might we live into that bold spirit of seeking freedom?
Shari Halliday-Quan is a third-year M.Div. student at Union Theological Seminary and the Youth Ministry Coordinator at First Unitarian in Brooklyn. Her wife Elisabeth, daughter of Bob and Sue Halliday, grew up at Follen, and Shari and Elisabeth were married at Follen in 2014.