Follen Blog

A Letter from Rev. Claire: COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020   Dear Follen members and friends, Since last week, The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly around the world. Our MA Department of Public Health has now advised that we avoid large gatherings. More information and requests from the Lexington Department of Public Health and Lexington Public Schools may be shared tonight via … Continued

Online Worship How-To Guide

The MA Department of Public Health has asked us to avoid large gatherings, and Follen is complying. Until the situation improves, worship will be online. Pre-recorded: Find archive of videos here: vimeo.com/follen Live-streaming: Before 10:30am on Sunday, register for our gathering with zoom, download the app to your computer and/or phone if you haven’t yet, … Continued

RE-Flections: Stay Away AND Stay Connected

RE-Flections from Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Time has new perspective these days, doesn’t it, Friends? Now, each hour seems to bring the need for discernment. What we know at the time of this writing is that in addition to going “virtual” with our Sunday Services, our Sunday Morning Religious Education classes are being … Continued

March 13 Music Program Update

Here’s the latest Update on Music at Follen- A message from Music Director Vivian Montgomery Please Note: Melanie DeMore’s return for the Freedom Land collaboration is being rescheduled to June 13-18. Freedom Land Chorus rehearsals (3/17, 3/23, 3/24, 3/25), trips to Roxbury (3/23, 3/28), and Follen’s Music service (3/29) are being postponed. Sunday March 15 … Continued

March 19 Music Program Update

A message from Music Director Vivian Montgomery I am going to be taking 10 days off starting March 20, finding space to restore energy and creativity in order to better serve Follen’s musical needs. The wonderful Jan Maier will be providing music for this Sunday’s online worship. For the following week, our fabulous alto soloist … Continued

Follen Hires New Business Manager

March 4, 2020 Follen has hired Linda Hein as its new Business Manager, succeeding Church Administrator Sarah Garner, who is retiring after 17 years. Linda is very experienced at keeping the books for and administering non-profit organizations. She comes to Follen from the Comprehensive Family Evaluation Center at Tufts Medical School. Before that she worked … Continued

COG Blog: Updates on Construction

Thank you, Alice Dunn and Valerie Perkins, for your tireless work and your weekly updates! Click on any photos to enlarge. Also, you can check out photo galleries from Joe Turner here. March 5 Update from your Construction Oversight Group Calling all landscape enthusiasts…it’s time to think SPRING planting!  We are planning a landscape ‘charrette’ … Continued