Follen Blog

Where Are We in Construction Planning?

Over the past few months the Construction Oversight Group (COG) has worked with our architects at Maryann Thompson Associates (MTA) to hone a floor plan that we love.  It features a gracious, light-filled fully accessible entrance to the sanctuary from the street side, with an elevator and an open stairway leading down to the Community … Continued

In the Community: Teach Us All

Documentary Teach Us All Monday, April 9, 6 pm, Lyric Stage Company of Boston About inequality in education. Buy tickets on Eventbrite here. Lyric Stage is at 140 Clarendon Street, Boston.

The Interim Leader’s Tasks within a Congregation: Joining the System

For the last five weeks I’ve written about the work of interim religious leaders and have covered the work of the congregation during this transitional time.  In case you missed these reflections, we’ve explored the ways in which the congregation examines its Heritage (coming to terms with history), Mission (developing a unique identity), Leadership (and … Continued

April’s Worship Theme: Mercy

A favorite Bible verse of many Unitarian Universalists is this one from the book of Micah: “And what does God require of you, but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” — Micah 6:8 Reflect: What does it means to love mercy? How might you show a love of mercy … Continued

In the Community: Immigration, MLK Vigil, Hip Hop

Support Article 34 at Lexington Town Meeting Monday March 26 Lexington People Power (part of a larger ACLU effort), is sponsoring Article 34, which concerns the rights and relationships between the Lexington Police Department and undocumented immigrants living, working, and traveling in Lexington. Essentially it asks Lexington to affirm the principles of the Safe Communities … Continued

All-Points Bulletin for Watermelons and Salads

Looking for a distinct task that will make a difference? Follenites are cooking and serving dinner at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen in Waltham on Monday, April 30, 4:15 to 5:45 pm. Watermelons and salad are needed; please email Tammy Mulligan if you can contribute, or sign up to help or donate here.

RE News This Week

OWL (Our Whole Lives) Thursday March 15, 6:15pm, Anne Smith Room FUUY Coffee House Friday March 16, 7pm, Follen Community Center RE Classes and Nursery Sunday March 18, 10:30am Coming of Age Sunday March 18, 4:30-6:30pm, Anne Smith Room (location change) No FUUY Sunday March 18 RE Family Pancake Breakfast  Sunday March 25, 8:30-10am, Community Center Don’t miss it! Lots of regular and gluten-free … Continued

In the Community: Spirituality and Mental Health, Chuck Collins

Spirituality and Mental Health: Creating Your Own Connection Sunday March 18, 2:30pm, Temple Isaiah, Lexington Keynote Speaker: David H. Rosmarin, PhD, is director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He supervises the provision of spiritually-integrated services … Continued