As of the end of March 2018 the Follen Capital Campaign “Building for All” has exceeded its goal of $2.75 Million raised from the community (from over 210 pledges) augmented by a generous $1 Million gift for the Sonin Family Music Center – now totaling more than $3.75 Million! Yay !! We have submitted architectural plans … Continued
She Is the Candidate for Minister at a Local UU Church My Dear Follenites, These two years among you have been a been a privilege and a time of deep learning and professional development for me. You have given me support and courage to step fully into my vocation for ministry, and I am so grateful. As … Continued
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
This is the fourth blog in a series on the work of interim religious leaders and specifically, my work here at Follen in religious education. I continue to hope these blogs will be helpful to this congregation in looking toward the future, both in terms of planning and thinking about how it is that the … Continued