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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.

Annual Fellowship Party!

Join the Zoom party! There will be fun for young and old.  Music, dancing, special guest Ralph Waldo Emerson (Charles and Eliza Follen are vacationing in a remote area of the world and unavailable this year), and a brief update on our annual stewardship campaign. There will be several drawings for Follen inspired items. You must be present to win.

Any questions, and for the link, contact stewardship@follen.org See you then!

Honor Dr. King: Seven Local Opportunities

Seven Opportunities to Honor Dr. King, Learn, and Be Inspired They start this Saturday, and all but one are virtual. Unless noted otherwise, they take place on Monday, January 17. Advance registration is required for most. “Lifting Every Voice with Songs of Freedom and Justice” MLK Day at the Library Saturday January 15, 1­–2:30pm, Virtual Join Cary … Continued

Membership Class for the New and Not-So-New!

Exploring the YOU in UU

Are you new to Follen, or have you been here a while and would like to deepen your connections within our community and understanding of Unitarian Universalism? If so, we invite you to join our new Membership series Exploring the YOU in UU. These discussion group gatherings are a hybrid of Chalice Circles, Starting Point, and Faith Forward curricula. To start with this year, we will be hosting two discussion group gatherings. Our goals are to deepen everyone’s spiritual journey, build and strengthen our connections, increase our understanding of Unitarian Universalism, and explore ways to engage within the Follen Community. Led by the Membership Committee, Exploring the YOU in UU is designed to be engaging and informative for newcomers to Follen, as well as long-time members and friends. If you are interested in participating, please sign-up online: bit.ly/ExploringYOUinUU (new link).

Session 1: Your Spiritual Journey & Historical Journey of UUism
Sunday January 23, 7-8:30pm, on Zoom

Session 2: Intro to the Octagon, In & Around Follen
Sunday February 13, 7-8:30pm, on Zoom

November Letter from Coordinating Team

November 3, 2021 Dear Follen Members and Friends, As the leaves fall and the wind has a little more chill, we are grateful to be able to move back indoors. For the first time in 18 months, on October 24 we held services in our beloved octagonal sanctuary. What a joy to see the space … Continued

What to Expect on Sundays starting Oct 24

Worship in the Sanctuary Begins October 24! You will continue to be able to participate on Zoom. If you are coming to Follen, here’s what to expect: Before the service From 8:45 am until 10 am the choir will be rehearsing with Interim Music Coordinator Shaylor Lindsay in the Sanctuary. Until 10 am the Sanctuary … Continued

September/October Letter from Coordinating Team

Coordinating Team September/October Letter Dear Follen, We are delighted to welcome you back to church. This year, Follen’s Coordinating Team will continue to provide regular updates on the work of Follen’s lay leadership to support and guide our faith community.  We are writing today to share important news about Follen’s music program, outdoor/hybrid Sunday services … Continued

Reading and Sermon from September 26

September 26, 2021 Worship Theme: Sanctuary Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn   Call to Worship: Claire Good morning! I was praying for the sun today. Praying, and checking every weather app and website I could. I started following meteorologists on Twitter. And here we are. I don’t think prayers change the weather—but I’m going to keep … Continued