Follen Blog

Job Opening: Business Administrator

Search Committee Appointed With Sarah Garner’s departure looming in late March, Program Council President Rosemary Trowbridge has appointed a search committee to hire a new church administrator. The committee consists of Mark Metzger, chair, Rev. Claire, Betsy Leutz, Anne Engelhart, and George Grady. The committee’s goal is to have a new administrator in place by … Continued

New Follen Photo Directory!

Don’t Be a Blank! Great news, we’re working on a Follen Photo Directory, including address and other information, that can be viewed as a PDF, or printed out by you. BUT we need your photos if they aren’t already uploaded to the Follen Breeze website. Send a family and/or individual photo to Sarah Garner at … Continued

Bridges: Follen Music Events for 2019-2020

“Bridges” is a series of 15 performances by a wide range of familiar and treasured musicians, many taking place in the new Epp Sonin Music Center of Follen Church. Unless indicated otherwise, admission is Pay What You Decide – no advance tickets. Further details for each program will be posted one month prior, or can … Continued

Spring Sermon Writing Class with Rev. Claire

Has life taught you some hard-won lessons? Do you have a story to tell? Has your spiritual life grown and deepened over the years? Have you ever watched someone preach and thought “I could never do that!” This class is for you! Rev. Claire will lead you through a 6 session course, during which participants will support each other … Continued

FRR Recommends . . .

Yes, We Can Talk to Children about Race and Racism!The Follen Responds to Racism team (frr@follen.org) urges parents, grandparents, educators, and all others invested in raising a generation that understands the impact of racism on themselves and their communities to take in one or both: The Necessity of Talking about Race and Racism at Home Monday, … Continued

Volunteers Needed for Melanie DeMore Events

The Melanie DeMore Residency starts next month, on February 1, to be exact! Read all about it here. In order to make this experience the best it can be, we plan to roll out the red carpet and to give Melanie–and many friends and neighbors–a Follen welcome. Follenites, please take a minute and sign up … Continued

Eudaimonia Concert: Boundary Issues III

 

Join Eudaimonia’s versatile female component again to push the boundaries through early and new music evoking the freedom, fragility, honesty, power, and wisdom of birds and trees. Eudaimonia, led by Follen’s Director of Music Vivian Montgomery, is a vibrant Boston-based period ensemble that uses musical performance to support the social and humanitarian work of local partnering organizations.

This concert lifts up the work of On The Rise, Inc., a Cambridge organization that is uniquely effective at providing safety, community, and advocacy for homeless and formerly-homeless women.
Eudaimonia, directed by Julia McKenzie and Vivian Montgomery, is a vibrant Boston-based period orchestra that uses musical performance to support the social and humanitarian work of local partnering organizations.
Presented as part of Bridges: Follen’s Music Events Series.  Admission is Pay What You Decide; additional contributions to our social action partners are greatly encouraged.

FUUY Coffee House

COME ONE, COME ALL, TO THIS YEAR’S FUUY COFFEE HOUSE ON JANUARY 25, 7-9PM AT FOLLEN CHURCH

 

Feeling bummed that the Holiday festivities are over and looking for a little fun and excitement while also supporting a great cause? Well then have we got the event for you and your family. (Children ages 10+ will enjoy this Coffee House, and are heartily welcome to attend)

 

The Follen UU Youth (FUUY) are inviting you and your family to their annual Coffee House fundraiser to raise money for their April Appalachian Service Trip! This year FUUY youth are helping to organize their trip and have selected the Appalachian South Folklife Center as their partner organization to engage with service work that includes local construction projects as well as an introduction to the cultural, historical and recreational aspects of Appalachia. The service learning trip is a great opportunity for youth to get outside their daily routine, extend their comfort zone, and put into practice the UU principle of social justice. We cannot make this trip happen without support from community members like you.

 

Join FUUY for a chance to eat great food, sip delicious coffee/tea, and enjoy their many musical and acting talents while in the company of good friends and supporting a great cause! Tickets are available for purchase at the door or online.

 

Details:

When – Saturday, January 25th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where -Follen Community Center

What – An amazing set comprising musical performances, skits, displays of talents, and Trivia!

Tickets – $10 per adult; $5 for kids ages 10-18 ($15for adults at the door)

 

Light refreshments will be available for purchase once inside and served by our friendly youth!

 

We’ll See you There!

 

ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!

 

Sing with the No Name Choir

Sunday January 26, 9am rehearsal, 10:30 service

No Name Choir, our boisterous pick-up group, will sing Sunday, January 26, 10:30 am! Come early to the sanctuary at 9am to join in the joyful noise. If you want music and recordings in advance, contact Director of Music Vivian Montgomery (musicdirector@follen.org). This is the perfect opportunity for all ages to join together in song!

Antiracism Book Group

Fascinating fiction about life as a slave seen through the eyes of contemporary young black woman. Kindred by Octavia Butler is our book for the January Follen Antiracism Book Group which will meet on January 26 at 6:30 pm in Marshman. All are welcome.