Follen Blog

Member Blog: Pilgrimage to My Grandfather’s War

Our worship theme for June is “Pilgrimage.” Member Carolyn Kingston (left) shares a trip to France to explore her family’s history.  Major Edward B. Cole, U.S.M.C. June 18, 2017. Ninety-nine years ago today my grandfather, Major Edward B. Cole, U.S.M.C. finally succumbed to wounds he received at the Battle of Belleau Wood, a key battle … Continued

Follenite Stan Griffith Honored

At a gala this Saturday night to benefit his dance company The Bang Group, dancer/choreographer David Parker will honor Stan Griffith (left) with the first Robert B. Parker and Joan H. Parker Compassionate Action Award. Stan is a lifelong activist and president emeritus of the nonprofit organization Greater Boston PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, … Continued

Have You Ever Worshipped with 5,000 UUs?

Join in the GA Livestream All Next Week The UUA’s General Assembly is the annual national meeting of our religious community. Next week, Rev. Claire, Rev. Susanne, Deb, Tyler, and 7 other Follenites will travel to New Orleans to vote on national policy and trade insights and innovations with UUs from everywhere. You can join … Continued

Register for Next Year’s RE and Choir Today

Online registration and payment is now available! Use Follen’s new online RE/Choir registration form. All children and youth must be registered to participate in Follen Church programs. The Religious Education program includes Nursery care for babies and runs through the high school youth group, FUUY. Choir and Operetta are available for youth in Grades 2 through … Continued

RE News This Week

Summer Sundays Sunday, we begin summer services.  Child care (infants through age 12) will be offered in our nursery area on the lower level;  Melissa Hawkins will be our lead child care provider on both June 18 and June 25. Summer Office Hours Deb Weiner will be in New Orleans attending LREDA (Liberal Religious Educators … Continued

In the Interim: The Bridge

Last Sunday I had the honor of co-officiating the worship service where we honor the congregation’s graduating seniors.  Not all of them spoke to us, but the six who did – Robin Armstrong, Tyler Carruthers, Elias Carver, Adam Harrington, Skyler Kropper, and Liam Wurtz – shared reflections that were heartfelt, expressive, and full of love … Continued

Members Blog: Barbara Meikle’s Pilgrimage to Transylvania

The spiritual exercise for June is “Pilgrimage” and Rev. Claire has given us a list of eight local sites that connect us to our UU history.  I was delighted to see that I have visited seven of those sites, some more than once, and only the Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge remains. Of even greater … Continued

Saying Goodbye to Music Director Tyler Turner

Dear Follen community, This week, Music Director Tyler Turner let me know he has decided to move on from Follen Church. Tyler joined us in August 2016 from his previous full-time work as a high school music teacher. Tyler has realized his vocation is calling him to work primarily in a school setting. He has … Continued

Quiet Meditation This Sunday and All Summer

Sunday June 11, 9am, Library Summer Sundays, June 18 – September 3, 9am, Sanctuary The quiet meditation group will meet this Sunday in the Follen Library. Summer meditation services will begin next Sunday, June 18, in the Sanctuary, 9-9:45 am. We will meet every Sunday and welcome all interested people.