Follen Blog

“How to Run a Meeting” Resources

How to Run a Meeting Looking to sharpen your skills at running a meeting at Follen? You’ve come to the right place! A terrific training session was held on Sept. 18, 2022, led by Brian Cali with the active participation of about 15 experienced Follen leaders contributing their ideas and suggestions. You can view a … Continued

September Letter from Coordinating Team

Dear Follen Members and Friends, The air is turning cool and the season for apples, hot toddies, and slow-cooker meals is upon us.  We hope that families have had a successful re-entry to schools, and that everyone is staying safe. We are in our space. On Monday, September 19, Parish Board and Program Council had … 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.

Host an East Village Fair Yard Sign!

Help Spread the Word about East Village Fair!
Host a Yard Sign!

The planning for the East Village Fair is in full swing, and the event committee is hard at work organizing all of the details. We want to start spreading the word about our Fall festival, and encourage our neighbors and the larger community to join us for this longstanding tradition. To help get the word out about this fun-filled event, we’ve created YARD SIGNS that Follenites can display on their front lawn. If you live in Lexington or one of the surrounding towns, have a lawn, and feel like you get some foot–or car–traffic, we would invite you to host a yard sign! Signs will be available outside Linda’s office throughout the week and on Sundays in the Sanctuary vestibule. If you are interested in getting more involved in the East Village Fair as a volunteer or section leader, please email evf@follen.org.

FUUN! The Follen UU Network

Join in the FUUN – The Follen UU Network Make new connections and celebrate the interdependent web that brings us all together! The Community & Hospitality Action Team (CHAT) is launching a new program at Follen this church year – The Follen UU Network (FUUN). Meeting new people can be tough, especially in our growing … Continued

Worship Themes 2022-23

September – The Secret of Life October –  Creativity November –Transcendence December – Lost and Found January – Connections February – Heat March – Mortality April – The Unknown May – Story June – Bloom September – The Secret of Life – three poems inspired this theme: “The Secret” by Denise Levertov; “Secret of Life” … Continued

Register for 2022-23 Covenant Groups

It is not too late to join a Follen Covenant Group! Follen Covenant Groups meet monthly, either at the church, in members’ homes or via Zoom. Currently we have 12 groups of no more than 10 members. Most groups meet on weekday evenings. Two groups meet on Sundays. There are openings for new members in … Continued

Covid Safety Policy Updated September 24, 2022

Follen Church Updated Covid-19 Safety Policy  September 24, 2022 Our team will revise the policy as needed throughout the year.  This policy is created by the Safety Team, consisting of President Nick Hart, Vice President Jen Vandiver, Co-chair of Lay Ministry Tom Blumenthal, Director of Religious Education Beryl Aschenberg, and Parish Minister Rev. Claire Feingold … Continued

Antiracism Book Group

Upcoming Meetings and Books

For Sunday, October 16, 7-8:30 pm (Zoom), we’ll discuss The Arc of a Bad Idea:  Understanding and Transcending Race by Carlos A. Hoyt Jr.  “A penetrating, provocative, and promising analysis of and alternative to” a worldview based on race.  

For November 20, the group chose Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer by Kate Clifford Larsen.

For December 18, the selection is Learning in Public:  Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter’s School by Courtney E Martin.

Questions? Email Jane Current at Antiracismbookgroup@Follen.org.