Follen Blog

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

Follen’s Cleaning Routine

A message from Jimmy McFeeley, our sexton, who takes excellent care of our building! Thank you Jimmy! At Follen Church we have implemented a disinfecting procedure identical to how the Town of Lexington is disinfecting all the public schools including the same disinfectant from a company in Mansfield, MA. This procedure uses a one gallon … Continued

Vivian’s Music Notes 3/8/20

Director of Music Vivian Montgomery’s Music Notes are published in the weekly order of service and here at  Music Notes for March 8: On Kumbaya The 75 people at Melanie DeMore’s beautiful solo show in February were asked to pledge never to use the phrase “Kumbaya moment” again – will you? Once you’re called … 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

Donations for City Reach

Members of FUUY (Follen UU Youth) group will be heading to Boston to volunteer with City Reach in early March and need your help with collecting items for distribution. Please bring your donations to church on Sundays to the Community Center foyer. Note for 2020: This year, no women’s clothing or children’s clothing is needed. … Continued

CANCELED: Workshop for Grade 3-12 Parents

We hope to reschedule this in the fall!


Follen Parents Workshop:  Healthy Reflections for Parents

You are invited to attend a free workshop for parents of with children in grades 3-12. Highly acclaimed workshop leaders Jeff Clanon and Neal Potash have worked with both UU member kids and parents. During the workshop, they will help you learn how to encourage your children to share their unspoken concerns, especially how they feel about themselves. This workshop is co-sponsored by Follen’s RE and Pastoral Care Action Teams. For Questions contact Jim Herzig or Dottie Vacca at


Date:  Saturday, March 21, 2020

Time:  10am-noon

Where:  Anne Smith Room, Follen Community Church


Note:  Our workshops is limited to 12 parent participants.  If all 12 slots are filled, please sign up for the Waitlist and we’ll contact you if a spot opens up!

Please RSVP here.

Childcare can be provided at the event.  If childcare is needed, please contact Dottie Vacca at by March 15. Please indicate “parent workshop” in the email.