Dear Follen, What a summer we have ahead! We’ll be sending regular photo updates of the building project. We’ll post all the photos and updates here. Two new staff members will start in August: Beryl Aschenberg is our incoming Director of Faith Formation. Andy Bean is our incoming Membership Director. Andy lives in Burlington MA. … Continued
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The ceremonial start of the Capital Campaign construction project was June 17, right after the service. The church is now ready for the construction and work will begin, with a goal of completion next spring. Check out the plans for what’s in store!
We’re delighted to announce that online registration for Follen’s Religious Education and Music Programs is now open! Please visit the registration form for all of our RE and music programs. And please remember that Follen’s cooperative programs require your volunteer support. Sign up to volunteer. Thank you!
Meet Beryl Aschenberg Greetings! My name is Beryl (rhymes with “Cheryl”) Aschenberg, and I am delighted to be joining Follen Church as your new Director of Faith Formation. I look forward to a long and mutually fulfilling relationship with the members of this community as we explore dimensions of religious living and learning together. I … Continued
Are you curious about joining a Covenant Group next fall? Covenant Groups at Follen are a wonderful way to deepen your friendships here, engage in deep listening and deep sharing of personal life wisdom in a small group setting. There is a group of Covenant Group leaders who put together the sessions each month following Reverend … Continued
What have we accomplished this year? So much. We raised over $4 million for our Capital Campaign, created exciting plans for an updated campus, settled a great new Music Director, survived a Christmas Eve fire, completed a successful RE interim period, hired a new Director of Faith Formation, and more. You can read all about … Continued
Fix-it How-tos: 1. Make sure you’re subscribed. Go to Follen.org and click on “News” in the blue bar along the top. Pull down to “newsletter” and subscribe there. 2. In your email program, be sure to set a filter to accept mail from follen.org. In a Gmail inbox, for example, in a bar along the top, … Continued
This is a special blog post about the just-concluded Follen youth service learning trip to New Orleans, LA. During Follen’s week in New Orleans I kept reminding myself that there were learnings everywhere. There were things that were obvious: the multicultural community in which everyone lives, the different pace of life, the differences between being … Continued
At last Sunday’s annual Question Box service, attendees wrote down and submitted their questions, and in place of a sermon, Rev. Claire answered them in real time. View the video here. In case you were wondering, 36 questions were submitted, but we only had time to address 11 of them. Below, you can read them all, … Continued
Two ways to help participants in the Believe in Success program at the UU Urban Ministry: 1.) Conduct mock job interviews on Thursday May 3, 12:30 to 1:45pm, or Tuesday May 8, 12:30 to 1:45pm, or Monday May 14, 10 to 11:45 am. Interviewers with Spanish-language skills needed. 2.) Help outfit the apartments of participants moving into their own … Continued