Follen Blog

Solace and Spirit (A Call for Photographs)

Share with Us! What are the places, objects, activities, and more that sustain you in ways large and small during the pandemic? Where do you find strength, joy, peace, and/or connection? Follenites of all ages are invited to submit up to three original photographs for an online exhibit that will inspire and uplift. Expert photography … 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.

December/January Letter from Coordinating Team

January 12, 2021 Dear Follen Members and Friends, Happy New Year! We hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful holiday season and that the new year is treating you well despite all our challenges. We sincerely hope 2021 brings good health, truth and justice to our nation and, here at Follen, we hope … Continued

Octagon Dinners

It’s a New Year! Help say good-bye (or good riddance!) to 2020 and welcome in 2021. All are welcome to participate – singles, couples, families, newcomers and old-timers. We have two dinners scheduled – one on Sunday, January 24 and the other on Saturday, January 30. 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 (links in newsletter) 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.

Julie Freeman on Nutrition during Covid

Nutrition and our Emotional and Physical Health during Covid
Thursday January 28, 7pm, on Zoom

Join us for a Zoom presentation on January 28 at 7pm by Julie Freeman, RD, nutritional, lifestyle coach and integrative medicine expert. Julie will discuss ways to deal with Pandemic Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety and other imbalances in our lives that effect emotional and physical health/illness, including diet, supplements, isolation, sleep, and fitness. Participants should register at caringcong@follen.org and may submit a question they would like addressed by the presentation.

This presentation is paid for by a donation in memory of Arlie Langseth, long time Follen member involved in the work of Volunteer Service Network and Caring Congregation Committee for many years.  Arlie was a life-long advocate for those less fortunate and had a dedicated career as nutritionist and planner for Project Hope programs for women and children in need.

Annual Fellowship Party! – RSVP!

RSVP for the Annual Fellowship Party
Saturday February 6, 4-5pm

Join the party! Usually, we get together for dinner but this year we will be meeting on Zoom. There will be fun for young and old. Music, dancing, special guests Charles and Eliza Follen, and a brief update on our annual stewardship campaign.

Please RSVP here to ensure you receive the Zoom link that will be sent shortly before the party starts.

Virtual Church Resources

  BUILDING USE The Follen Church building is closed as of March 17, although very limited staff use is allowed. You can read the latest details here in this message from the Safety Team (Sept. 3).   WORSHIP Sunday morning worship has moved online. We plan a multigenerational offering each week, which will include a … Continued

Follen Stitches

Blue knitted socksThe Follen Stitches, Follen’s knitting group, meets every Wednesday morning from 10am til noon. Many knit, some do other needlework, but no handiwork is required to join and chat. It’s hard to teach a beginner to knit over Zoom but we can advise one another when a project hits a snag.

Contact Nancy Sofen for details and link to join.

Do you need to set up an online meeting?

Setting Up a Zoom Meeting Do you need to set up a Zoom meeting? Whether it’s a one-time thing or a recurring meeting, we need to make sure that meetings are not conflicting and that they are set up properly. Consult the calendar, and then please fill out this form, which goes to Linda Hein, … Continued