Author Archives: Follen Church

Spiritual Exercise for June: Sanctuary

Choose a place you can visit easily, every day. Maybe it is your backyard; maybe it is a spot by the Charles River, or a bench along the bike path. Maybe it is the Follen sanctuary. Maybe it is your very own bed. Go to this place every day — for a week, or hey, try the whole month! — … Continued

Lex Eat Needs Volunteers for July and August 

Lex Eat Together provides a free weekly meal to anyone in need of food and/or companionship — and it needs help over the summer. Volunteers are needed on Wednesday evenings to help with set-up, serving, and clean-up. High school students, can earn community service hours. The work is easy and the atmosphere highly congenial. Sign up at Lex Eat volunteers and thank you. … Continued

“Pirates of Penzance” Operetta DVD and Photo Orders

What a show it was! To order photos or DVDs of our 2016 operetta, please complete this Pirates Google Form. Once your order is submitted, you will receive an email within 48 hours, letting you know how much is due and how to submit payment. For questions, contact Melissa Hawkins at

Suggested Community Reads: Sanctuary

June’s Worship Theme is Sanctuary. Every month Amy Newmark and Jane Spickett suggest some books related to the worship theme. For those of you who would like to connect a bit more with the theme of “Sanctuary,” here is this month’s selection. Adults The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball Younger children Buffalo Music by Tracey … Continued

Our Transylvanian Friends Invite Your Family

Special April 2017 School Vacation Trip Follen’s Partner Church in Transylvania, Romania, has invited us to visit during school vacation, April 14–23, 2017. We will spend the weekend in Alsofelsozentmihaly, tour historic UU sites during the week, and then return for a second weekend in our partner village. The tour includes: Torda where the first act of religious … Continued

“Share Our Space” Summer Showcase at the UUUM

Series celebrating music, art, and culture in Roxbury Several events will appeal to children, and all will be in and around historic First Church in Roxbury, even as major work continues refurbishing the exterior. The full line-up is on the UUUM’s website. Three upcoming performances, in brief, are: “Latin American Folk Song,” Sunday, 6/26, 4 pm; … Continued

“When I’m Here, I Feel Human Again”

Sunday’s Share the Plate: Women’s Lunch Place Affirmation of worth and dignity, physical nurturance, and support services for self-identified women experiencing homelessness or poverty is what theWomen’s Lunch Place in Boston, the recipients of this Sunday’s Share the Plate, is all about. Follen has been involved with WLP for more than 25 years and has cooked one … Continued

BIG DREAMS meeting June 5

The Capital Campaign Exploratory Committee has gotten a lot of ideas about what Follen should do in a capital campaign. We’ve been to a lot of meetings, we’ve had a lot of conversations over coffee, and we’ve gotten a lot of emails (at We’ll be having one last big open input session at noon June 5 … Continued