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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.

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Adult Choir rehearsal/gatherings begin Tuesday September 15 from 7:30 – 8:30 on Zoom.

We’ll have fun learning how to sing better, exploring the secrets of expressive performance, sharing our love of music and our friendship. Contact Shaylor Lindsay at musiccoordinator@follen.org with questions or to join as a new member.

Welcome Letter from Parish Board

September 9, 2020 Dear Follen Friends and Members, Greetings from Parish Board and welcome to the new church year! We hope you are well and that your summer has been enjoyable so far, even in the midst of these challenging times. Follen has just concluded a series of wonderful summer services. Thanks to all our … Continued

Help Write a Community Poem

Where are you from?  Beryl and I would love to share some snippets of where you are from during our Ingathering service on September 13. What things, places, smells, words, images, and memories make you who you are? Write your own “Where I’m From” poem or just jot down a few words–short is fine! Send … Continued

Letter from Linda Hein, Business Manager

September 10, 2020 Dear Follen Community, Well, it’s been six months since you’ve heard anything from the office! It’s been a very strange six months, but I thought I would start the church year off with an update on what’s been happening here in this beautiful, remodeled building! That said, I must offer my apologies, … Continued

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

Safety Team Policy on Church Building Use

September 3, 2020 Safety Team Policy: Church Building Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic   Follen’s Safe Congregation Group, the President, Vice President, Co-chair of Lay Ministry, the Director of Religious Education, and the Minister, is charged with responding to safety issues that arise under the Follen Church Policy on Safety.    Our covenant, from that policy: … Continued

A Message for Families with Special Needs

Hello Everyone, Caring Congregation Committee (CCC) continues to be mindful of ways to help families who have young and adult children with special needs during this time of social distancing.  We are one of the subcommittees of PCAT (Pastoral Care Action Team). CCC offers the following article from the Mayo Clinic on how to help … Continued

Religious Education Kick-Offs

Celebrate the New Church Year with RE Kick-off
FUUY: Sunday, September 20, 6:30pm
PreK-Grade 8: Sunday, September 27, 9:30am

We will be delivering RE Kick-Off Swag Bags beginning next week for our FUUY group, and the week of September 27 for younger children. Please register your kids, and be sure we have your current address so your kids can be included in the drop-off!

Haven’t Registered Your Kids for RE Yet? Do that HERE.

Follen Library has Curbside Pickup!

Follen Library Curbside Pickup! The Library Committee at Follen is starting curbside pickup. Our new library contains books that are particularly relevant given current events: New books on Anti-Racism, Care of Self and Others, and Spiritual Practices to name a few. If you would like to pick up or return a book: 1. Browse our online … Continued