Follen Blog

Brian Sewell’s Lessons Learned in NOLA

On April 23 I wrapped up my fifth service trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina happened nearly 12 years ago and Follen has been sending groups down there for every one of those years. It’s part of what makes me so proud to be a part of this community – our commitment to social … Continued

In the Interim: Celebrations of Spring

I have returned to Follen Church following a whirlwind, amazing trip to New Orleans with 25 of our Follen youth and our chaperones.  The weather was mostly good (albeit hot), spirits were mostly high, and much was learned and accomplished.  And with April vacation over, we return to spring and end of the year milestones … Continued

In the Community: Democracy, Music, Reform

Screening of AWAKE, documentary on #NODAPL Thursday, May 4, 2017: 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm, Lexington Community Center Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (LexGWAC) will be hosting a showing of the movie AWAKE, a documentary on the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured … Continued

Deb’s Update — The 2017 New Orleans Service Trip

  It’s hot. That is no news, of course. It is warm in The Big Easy. But the Follen youth on this service learning trip – all 25 of them – are doing great work out in the middle of an Esplanade in Gretna. Working with the NOLA Tree Project, they are raking mulch and … Continued

Susanne’s Transylvania Travel Blog

Follen Partner Church Trip to Transylvania 2017 (Above, from left: Sarah, Barbara, Megan, Akos, Jozsef, Sandor, Susanne, and Bela) Day One: Arrival in Afsofelsoszentmihaly After three flights across the Atlantic (overnight) and much of Europe, Sarah, Barbara, Megan and I arrive at Cluj-Napoca Airport feeling a little dazed and confused – and just praying that … Continued

Meet the Architect – Online!  

Some 75 Follenites got to meet Maryann Thompson, the architect the Capital Campaign Committee has selected for the renovation and restoration, at a meeting after the service last Sunday. It was a lively meeting with lots of ideas and suggestions. If you couldn’t make it, check out the examples she brought to stir up ideas and … Continued

RE News This Week

Thursday OWL: 6:30pm, Anne Smith Room. This Sunday — Easter! Nursery: for little ones up to age 4 PreK through Grade 8: No classroom RE. Two multigenerational worship services, 9:30 and 11:30. No Coming of Age No FUUY Please note:  Interim DRE Deb Weiner will be in New Orleans from April 17-25 with the Follen UU … Continued

Breakfast Dream/Excitement Dream?

Curiosity takes many forms, and one of them is wondering what’s going to happen next.  A quote, from “Winnie the Pooh” by AA Milne that I am fond of, has Pooh and Piglet walking down the road together.  Piglet asks Pooh, “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh, what is the first thing that … Continued

Signups for Cape Cod Start April 23

Registration starts April 23 for Follen’s Cape Cod Memorial Day Weekend in Brewster MA, which is happening from May 27-29. Sign-ups for Cape Cod Sea Camps’ heated, unheated and youth cabins will continue during Coffee Hour for a few Sundays. Or use a Google form to signup online for Cape Cod. Additionally, you can just download the CapeCod … Continued