Follen Blog

Music Program Steering Committee

Music Program Steering Committee Seeks Two At-Large Members Follen’s Parish Board is convening an ad hoc Music Program Steering Committee (MPSC) this fall to coordinate the creation of a clarified congregational vision for Follen’s music program. The MPSC will engage the congregation in small groups, one-on-one conversations and a survey to answer these questions: Why … Continued

Can you help with Zoom church?

Help Wanted with Zoom Church Do you plan on continuing to attend worship on Zoom? Have you gotten pretty comfortable with Zoom over the past year? We need your help! Our staff and volunteers are getting stretched as we figure out multi-platform worship. Jimmy McFeeley will be running the Zoom service, and we need some … Continued

Worship and Technology-a message from WMAT

September 15, 2021 Message from Worship and Music Action Team As we move into this complicated fall, it is clear that some number of us will likely find that staying with Zoom is a safer choice for worship. As this year’s chair of WMAT, I am writing to offer this update and rationale for using … Continued

Improve Follen Efficiency with Online Forms!

Happy September! Although I’ve been with Follen Church for 18 months or so, this Church Year is my first with the Church open for business. I am really looking forward to finally meeting all of you in the next few months! As you all know, I have been working this past year on streamlining how … 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.

Antiracism Book Group

Antiracism Book Group
Sunday September 19, 7pm

The summer book is How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.

Do you need to set up a 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. First, consult the calendar. Setting Up a Zoom Meeting Please fill out this form, which goes to Linda Hein, Business Manager. Here is a document from Zoom called Running … Continued

Safety Team Updates

Safety Team Updates: Covid-19 and Safety Policy Updated Covid-19 Safety Policy Updated May 29, 2021 This policy will be updated again in August 2021 in preparation for the new church year. Our goal in this simplified and revised policy is threefold. We wish to update our policy to: Follow the science. Embrace all members of … Continued

Thank you for a year of Follen via Zoom!

A message from WMAT The Worship and Music Action Team extends our heartfelt thanks to the incredible, hard-working staff and volunteers who made a year of pandemic Zoom services not only possible, but joyous, enriching, community-connecting events. In a ‘normal’ year, Sunday morning worship is just one of the many ways we experience Follen. In … Continued