As its central task since the completion of the Long-Term Plan, Parish Board has been working on an update to the Safety Policy first passed in 2011. With a subcommittee chaired by Bob Heingartner in the lead, the Board produced multiple drafts and sought the counsel of prior Follen leaders and experts in church safety within and beyond Follen. While the policy will continue to evolve as circumstances change in years to come, the current version earned the unanimous approval of Parish Board at its final meeting of the year.

If you have a Safety Concern that you would like brought to the attention of the Follen Safety Committee, please contact Tom Blumenthal ( until Reverend Claire Feingold Thoryn returns from her sabbatical or email the committee at After Rev. Claire has returned, you can use the above two options or contact Rev. Claire directly at, 781-862-3805 x202.

Read Follen Church’s safety policy, approved in June 2015.