Follen Blog

December/January Letter from Coordinating Team

January 27, 2022 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. While the Omicron variant and this weekend’s Nor’easter have sent us back to Zoom this Sunday, we look forward … Continued

Annual Meeting

Join us for the Annual Meeting!

May 25, 7:30pm in the Sanctuary and streamed on Zoom

Chocolate and Strawberries on the Patio at 7:00pm!

Hosted by
Program Council President Sophie Evett

Here is the Warrant for your review:
Warrant (4 pages)

All voting will be in person. If you will be attending on Zoom or cannot attend and want to vote, please fill out a proxy ballot. Proxy Ballot

 

Pre-Meeting Meeting

On Monday, May 23, 7:30-8:30pm, you are invited to a Q&A Zoom session. Finance and Human Resources Action Team Members and Business Manager Linda Hein will be present to answer your questions about the budget and the warrant. The link was in the newsletter.

November Letter from Coordinating Team

November 3, 2021 Dear Follen Members and Friends, As the leaves fall and the wind has a little more chill, we are grateful to be able to move back indoors. For the first time in 18 months, on October 24 we held services in our beloved octagonal sanctuary. What a joy to see the space … Continued

What to Expect on Sundays starting Oct 24

Worship in the Sanctuary Begins October 24! You will continue to be able to participate on Zoom. If you are coming to Follen, here’s what to expect: Before the service From 8:45 am until 10 am the choir will be rehearsing with Interim Music Coordinator Shaylor Lindsay in the Sanctuary. Until 10 am the Sanctuary … Continued

September/October Letter from Coordinating Team

Coordinating Team September/October Letter Dear Follen, We are delighted to welcome you back to church. This year, Follen’s Coordinating Team will continue to provide regular updates on the work of Follen’s lay leadership to support and guide our faith community.  We are writing today to share important news about Follen’s music program, outdoor/hybrid Sunday services … Continued

Reading and Sermon from September 26

September 26, 2021 Worship Theme: Sanctuary Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn   Call to Worship: Claire Good morning! I was praying for the sun today. Praying, and checking every weather app and website I could. I started following meteorologists on Twitter. And here we are. I don’t think prayers change the weather—but I’m going to keep … Continued

Music Program Steering Committee

Music Program Steering Committee Seeks Two At-Large Members Follen’s Parish Board is convening an ad hoc Music Program Steering Committee (MPSC) this fall to coordinate the creation of a clarified congregational vision for Follen’s music program. The MPSC will engage the congregation in small groups, one-on-one conversations and a survey to answer these questions: Why … Continued

Can you help with Zoom church?

Help Wanted with Zoom Church Do you plan on continuing to attend worship on Zoom? Have you gotten pretty comfortable with Zoom over the past year? We need your help! Our staff and volunteers are getting stretched as we figure out multi-platform worship. We need some Zoom volunteers to serve as ushers and hosts on … Continued

Worship and Technology-a message from WMAT

September 15, 2021 Message from Worship and Music Action Team As we move into this complicated fall, it is clear that some number of us will likely find that staying with Zoom is a safer choice for worship. As this year’s chair of WMAT, I am writing to offer this update and rationale for using … Continued