Author Archives: Follen Church

In the Interim: The Bridge

Last Sunday I had the honor of co-officiating the worship service where we honor the congregation’s graduating seniors.  Not all of them spoke to us, but the six who did – Robin Armstrong, Tyler Carruthers, Elias Carver, Adam Harrington, Skyler Kropper, and Liam Wurtz – shared reflections that were heartfelt, expressive, and full of love … Continued

Members Blog: Barbara Meikle’s Pilgrimage to Transylvania

The spiritual exercise for June is “Pilgrimage” and Rev. Claire has given us a list of eight local sites that connect us to our UU history.  I was delighted to see that I have visited seven of those sites, some more than once, and only the Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge remains. Of even greater … Continued

Saying Goodbye to Music Director Tyler Turner

Dear Follen community, This week, Music Director Tyler Turner let me know he has decided to move on from Follen Church. Tyler joined us in August 2016 from his previous full-time work as a high school music teacher. Tyler has realized his vocation is calling him to work primarily in a school setting. He has … Continued

Quiet Meditation This Sunday and All Summer

Sunday June 11, 9am, Library Summer Sundays, June 18 – September 3, 9am, Sanctuary The quiet meditation group will meet this Sunday in the Follen Library. Summer meditation services will begin next Sunday, June 18, in the Sanctuary, 9-9:45 am. We will meet every Sunday and welcome all interested people.

In the Interim: Planning Mode

In the religious education office, it’s operetta time and the building is crackling with the youthful energy that comes from this creative annual undertaking.  On Sunday we will officially wish our seniors safe travel as they head to summer jobs, hiking the Appalachian trail, exploration of the world, or resting up for the Next Big … Continued

Why Not Try Out the Lexington Interfaith Garden This Summer?

July:  Tuesday 7/11 at 4:30 pm; Saturday 7/22 at 8am August: Tuesday, 8/1  at 4:30 pm; Saturday 8/12 at 8am; Tuesday 8/22 at 4:30 pm In the great outdoors, spend a sociable 90 minutes weeding behind First Parish UU Church in Lexington, to grow edibles for the Lexington Food Pantry. If you can help out, contact Janet Lane or browse the … Continued

In the Community: Rally Against Hate

Rally Against Hate Sunday, June 11, 6pm, Lexington Battle Green This event is not only a response to the acts of hate that have taken place in Lexington but a statement of who we are as members of this community and what we stand for. Rabbi David Lerner, Rev. Barbara Callaghan, Dr. Mary Czajkowski and … Continued

We Shared the Plate with Black Lives Matter Cambridge

Follen once again demonstrated its support for justice-minded groups with a generous $2,184 donation to Black Lives Matter Cambridge. The money will help them put on a symposium on June 24 entitled “Envisioning and Working Toward an Equitable Future,” which will focus on achieving racial justice and social equity in MetroNorth Boston, and will feature BLM cofounder Patrisse … Continued

RE News This Week

Sunday June 4 Nursery care  For infants through age 5 Children Ages 6-12: One-Room Schoolhouse RE, led by Jody Gray-Linden FUUY: End-of-the-year BBQ beginning at 5:30 PM Sunday June 11 An All-Ages Service honoring the transitions in our lives, highlighting our graduating high school seniors, 10:30 AM Nursery Care  For infants through age 5 Special Cake honoring our high school graduates at … Continued