Follen Blog

A Letter from the Lay Ministers

March 22, 2020   Dear Friends,   Your Lay Ministry Team has been reaching out this week to everyone with a personal phone call: offering a listening ear, loving support, resources, and kind words.  We also received many good ideas, suggestions, affirmations, and words of support.  Thank you all. This task is still in process, … Continued

Follen Family RE: March

March Theme: UnBroken   This month at Follen Church, we are exploring the theme “Unbroken” in worship and small groups. Here are some resources for families to explore along with us at home! Recommended Picture Books (read aloud on YouTube): The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken We Shall … 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

RE-Flections: A Letter from Beryl

from Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education To all the children and youth and families of Follen Church: I’ve been thinking about all of you so much this week and wanting to reach out to you to see how you are. Usually, sending a message to you when our regular routines are being changed for … Continued

Restricted Building Access Starts March 17

The Follen Safe Congregation Team has made some decisions regarding the use of our building during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary concern is for the ongoing safety of the congregation and our community. I hope you will be supportive of our decisions on this matter. We are officially closing the building for general use until further … Continued

Tea with Beryl

Watch here for more information about joining a casual weekly get together with Beryl. This is a drop-in virtual Follen gathering space for all things RE and Family support, each Tuesday at 3-4pm. Hosted by our Director of Religious Education, Beryl Aschenberg.

 

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