Follen Blog

Environmental Justice Survey

Short Survey: The EJTF Wants to Hear from YOU The Follen Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) is a group of Follen folks trying to focus attention on the climate crisis as well as its impact on the most vulnerable populations (climate justice). We’d welcome your help and support! As UUs, we can join forces with … Continued

November Letter from Coordinating Team

November 24, 2020 Dear Follen Members and Friends, As our country continues to move through this intense time of pandemic challenge and political transition, we hope you are well. During this season of giving thanks, we are grateful for our amazing Minister and remarkable staff who keep things running smoothly and bless us with meaningful … Continued

About the Men’s Group

The Follen men’s Group started some years ago as a small group of three or four men meeting once a week to chat. It quickly grew by word of mouth to now, a group of 25 active members that meet once a week every Wednesday at 10am for about an hour and a half on … Continued

October Letter from the Parish Board

October 29, 2020 Dear Follen Members and Friends, We hope you and your loved ones are all well during these intense times. We miss seeing you in our beautiful sanctuary on Sunday mornings. We miss sitting beside you in the pews and feeling the warmth of our community. We miss so many things – singing … Continued

EVF Thanks YOU!

A message from Leslie Coney, EVF 2020 Chair: THANK YOU!! The East Village Fair happened this year against all odds!  Thanks to all for your donations and purchases.  We exceeded our goal of raising $5000!! A big thank you to the volunteers who helped to make it happen, in particular: Duke Bitsko, Megan Lancaster, Hugh … Continued

RE-flections: The Advent of Kindness

Advent is traditionally known among Christians as a time of expectant waiting, hopeful anticipation, and cheerful preparation. The word derives from the Latin ad+venire, which means “To come to,” or “to come toward.”  As we ready our families for the holiday season this year, what better way to prepare than with Kindness? By centering others … Continued

Report from Worshipful Witness

“This is who we are.  This is what we do.  We stand for justice.” Last Sunday, Follen pulled off a powerful in-person Worshipful Witness for Justice and a beautifully complementary online Zoom worship service at the same time. While worship online has become part of Follen’s weekly routine in the COVID era, the impetus for our … Continued

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

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

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: “We, … Continued