Follen Blog

March Letter from Coordinating Team

March 31, 2021 Dear Follen Members and Friends, Happy Spring! We hope you are enjoying the longer days and stronger sunshine. This shift towards warmer weather feels magnified by the transition we are making with the pandemic. With more people, including many Follen members, vaccinated and schools reopening, there is a feeling of energy and … Continued

UU Virtual Egg Hunt!

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt 2021 Saturday, April 3, through Friday, April 30, 2021 Hello UU Friend! It’s me, the Easter Bunny. I know you’ve probably been wondering what I’ve been doing with myself this year, since it isn’t safe for us to be meeting indoors or in large crowds. But, I promise you, I’ve been … Continued

RE-flections on Easter

by Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education One of the many facets of Unitarian Universalism that I appreciate is that we have such a great deal of theological diversity, and yet we are called together in love and support as we figure out our ways of being present in the world.  That said, I have … Continued

February Letter from Coordinating Team

February 25, 2021 Dear Follen Members and Friends, We hope this letter finds you well. Our hearts hurt as we process the loss of several beloved members of our community amidst the enormous loss of life in our country. We send you our deepest sympathies if you are grieving at this time as well as … Continued

Nominating Committee Announces Leadership Slate

The Nominating Committee announced the candidates for leadership positions for the 2021-22 year, to be voted on at the annual meeting May 26. Nick Hart is the nominee for Vice President of Program Council, succeeding Sophie Evett, who will assume the presidency. Lisa Snellings is the candidate for Parish Board chair, replacing Alexis Johnson, who … Continued

Join the Auction Committee!

The Auction Committee Is Calling! Going once….going twice…sold?? No, you don’t even have to bid to serve on the auction committee! We are starting to plan the Follen Auction for the spring and could use your help in a variety of ways. Whether you are a longtime Follenite or new to the church, our newly … Continued

Metta: Mid-Week Meditation

Pause. Breathe. Rest.

Wednesdays Mid-Day

Every Wednesday from 11:30am-12:00pm a Zoom room will be open for you to sit quietly with other Follenites. Then, at 12.00, there will be a guided loving-kindness meditation (Metta) for about 15 minutes. If you think you might like to do this, regardless of how often or how seldom, you must register so that, when you do come, your email address will be recognized and you can be let in. Pause. Breathe. Rest. (Reply to metta@follen.org)

 

Note: We are on a break until July 7.

Solace and Spirit (A Call for Photographs)

Share with Us! What are the places, objects, activities, and more that sustain you in ways large and small during the pandemic? Where do you find strength, joy, peace, and/or connection? Follenites of all ages are invited to submit up to three original photographs for an online exhibit that will inspire and uplift. Expert photography … Continued

Follen Stitches

Blue knitted socks

The Follen Stitches, Follen’s knitting group, meets every Wednesday morning from 10am til noon. The first Wednesday of the month is via Zoom, and the remaining weeks are in person in the Anne Smith Room. Many knit, some do other needlework, but no handiwork is required to join and chat.  We have a stash of yarn and some needles and can teach beginners.

Contact Laura Dickerson for details and link to join at knitters@follen.org.

December/January Letter from Coordinating Team

January 12, 2021 Dear Follen Members and Friends, Happy New Year! We hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful holiday season and that the new year is treating you well despite all our challenges. We sincerely hope 2021 brings good health, truth and justice to our nation and, here at Follen, we hope … Continued