Follen Blog

Environmental Justice Survey

Short Survey: The EJTF Wants to Hear from YOU The Follen Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) is a group of Follen folks trying to focus attention on the climate crisis as well as its impact on the most vulnerable populations (climate justice). We’d welcome your help and support! As UUs, we can join forces with … Continued

Spread Joy with the Snowflake Brigade

Join Follen’s Snowflake Brigade to Create a Flurry of Joy this December! This year we are starting a snowflake cascade to reach out in friendship and warmth during this time of social distance and cold. Snowflakes were once a Follen tradition at Christmas time, harking back to the commemoration of beloved Religious Educator Barbara Marshman … Continued

Submit Prayers of Joy and Sorrow Online

New Form for Prayers of Joy and Sorrow

Use this form to submit your contribution to be lifted up in Sunday’s online worship service. These offerings from our hearts and lives are how we share the prayers of the people of Follen Church. Plan ahead, please submit these by 8am Sunday morning.

Octagon Dinners for Thanksgiving Season

Octagon Dinners Continue!

The holidays are coming, and so are the Octagon Dinners!  All are welcome to participate – singles, couples, families, newcomers and oldtimers. This Thanksgiving will be hard for everyone, but particularly for those of us who will be home by ourselves. So let’s wrap ourselves within the warmth and joy of our Follen family, as we share some holiday cheer together. We have three dinners scheduled – including one on Thanksgiving Day. These will be potluck dinners via Zoom, and there will be no assignments or pre-dinner prep – just a chance to gather and break bread with new and old friends.  You only need to signup on Signup Genius (see the links below) and an invite with a link will be sent to you before the dinner. Please contact Steph Chiha at octagon@follen.org if you have any questions or difficulty signing up.

Food for Thought

Maintaining Connections to Beat Pandemic Blues
Wednesday December 9, 7:30-9pm

Food for Thought returns with Mary Curlew, LICSW, Community Education and Training Specialist, Jewish Family & Children Services (pictured, left). As rates of COVID-19 infection are increasing once again, communities in Massachusetts are responding with continued restrictions on social interactions and face to face contact. These restrictions impact the mental and physical health of individuals and of our community as a whole. This impact is especially hard felt as we enter the holiday and winter season. Mary Curlew will lead us in an interactive workshop that will help participants identify risk factors and to brainstorm, together, creative ways of maintaining strong social connections while adhering to physical and social distancing protocols during the coming winter months. To reserve your place at this event and receive the Zoom link, please email: adultprograms@Follen.org.

About the Men’s Group

The Follen men’s Group started some years ago as a small group of three or four men meeting once a week to chat. It quickly grew by word of mouth to now, a group of 25 active members that meet once a week every Wednesday at 10am for about an hour and a half on … Continued

Take Part in Special Choir Performance

Start Rehearsing Now! The Follen Adult Choir is embarking on a project to learn and record three beautiful songs for the Dec. 13 service. If you have been a choir member, or would  love to join anew and be part of our virtual choir project this year,  you are invited to attend this coming Tuesday’s … Continued

Remembrance Gatheirng

Sharing of Rituals and Practices
Sunday November 29, 4:30-6pm

The holidays can be a difficult time for many of us who have lost someone recently or in the past. Follen’s Pastoral Care Action Team (PCAT) invites members and friends to this special gathering to  share a story, a memento, a special food or reading associated with someone they have lost to death. It can be someone who died this past year or 10, 20 or more years ago. We invite participants to talk openly about their loss(es) with others who’ve “been there” and share personal rituals or practices of remembrance with the group. The gathering will take place via Zoom. We encourage you to sign up so that we can plan accordingly. To sign up, and for more information, please contact remembrancegathering@follen.org.