Author Archives: Follen Church

Thank you for a year of Follen via Zoom!

A message from WMAT The Worship and Music Action Team extends our heartfelt thanks to the incredible, hard-working staff and volunteers who made a year of pandemic Zoom services not only possible, but joyous, enriching, community-connecting events. In a ‘normal’ year, Sunday morning worship is just one of the many ways we experience Follen. In … Continued

Join a Covenant Group!

Covenant Groups are Forming for the New Church Year   Are you interested in joining a Follen Covenant Group? There are currently 12 different small Covenant Groups of 8-10 Follenites. We hope to add more groups this fall, based on interest. Most groups meet monthly, face-to-face at Follen or in members’ homes. During the pandemic groups have … Continued

April Letter from Coordinating Team

May 4, 2021 Dear Follen Member and Friends, We hope you are all enjoying spring! A few announcements: While we had originally planned a leadership retreat this spring to begin our discussions about the future of our music program, we have decided to move the leadership retreat to the fall so that we can build … Continued

RE-flections: What a Weekend!

Spring is here, and RE kids of all ages got outside together in a safe manner this past weekend! (click any picture to enlarge) Our youngest kids came to the Gnome Hunt Saturday. The Middle School Youth Group had a hike at Great Brook Farm. Follen UU Youth took a bike ride for ice cream! … Continued

Follen’s Endowment: Parts 1,2, & 3

Conversations with Legacy Society Members This fall we sat down with a few members of the Legacy Society and asked them why they will be  to donating to Follen after they die. Here is a little bit of what they had to say: I asked Maggie Herzig, Legacy Society member, why she is donating to … Continued

March Letter from Coordinating Team

March 31, 2021 Dear Follen Members and Friends, Happy Spring! We hope you are enjoying the longer days and stronger sunshine. This shift towards warmer weather feels magnified by the transition we are making with the pandemic. With more people, including many Follen members, vaccinated and schools reopening, there is a feeling of energy and … Continued

UU Virtual Egg Hunt!

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt 2021 Saturday, April 3, through Friday, April 30, 2021 Hello UU Friend! It’s me, the Easter Bunny. I know you’ve probably been wondering what I’ve been doing with myself this year, since it isn’t safe for us to be meeting indoors or in large crowds. But, I promise you, I’ve been … Continued

RE-flections on Easter

by Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education I have a confession to make.  When it comes to Easter, I’m pretty lighthearted. I am more of a “Flowers that bloom in the spring, Tra- LA!” type of person, than one who dwells on the weightier holiday themes of resurrection and salvation. This doesn’t mean, however, that … Continued

February Letter from Coordinating Team

February 25, 2021 Dear Follen Members and Friends, We hope this letter finds you well. Our hearts hurt as we process the loss of several beloved members of our community amidst the enormous loss of life in our country. We send you our deepest sympathies if you are grieving at this time as well as … Continued