Follen Blog

In the Community: Deep Denial of White Supremacy, Film on Economic Inequality

David Billings: Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life Friday, September 15, 6:30-8pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave, Boston, MA 02130 Author David Billings discusses his new book Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life. “No one speaks to racism and its cure better than David Billings, … Continued

RE News This Week

~ Nursery care this week is available for children through age 5 for two services, 9:30 and 11:30.  Our nursery is located on the ground floor of our building (enter through the side doors off the curved driveway, walk down the stairs and to the left).  Thanks to Melissa Hawkins and her staff of teen assistants … Continued

How Can I Donate Plants for the East Village Fair?

We need your donations of labeled, potted perennials to sell at the East Village Fair. Now is the time to divide and pot up your plants. Please label them with the name of the plant, sun or shade requirements, and color and height, if possible.  We are also asking for garden/plant related items and tools … Continued

In the Community: Healthcare, Peace-building and Turkey

Healthcare in the Trump Administration Tuesday, September 12th at 7pm, Lexington Depot “Will repeal, replace & save healthcare for ALL Americans,” Trump vowed. Now that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed, what can we expect in the way of reforms? At the end of his lecture we will explore how the … Continued

In the Interim: Not in Our Town

On Saturday, as I tried to prepare for a class I’m teaching, I found myself instead glued to my computer screen as I watched a group of religious leaders, along with author Cornel West, slowly make their way, arms linked, down the streets of Charlottesville, VA.  The live Ustream feed on Facebook showed them lining … Continued

In the Interim: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

During the last week of July I was in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC participating in the Unitarian Universalist Musician Network annual conference.  I have been part of UUMN for twenty years or more, first as the UUA liaison to that organization; later as part of the publishing team that developed the publications “Singing the … Continued

In the Community: Summer of Love and Peace

Cary Library Celebrates Summer of Love: Bob Halliday Hosts Groovy Trivia Lexington’s Cary Memorial Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Summer of Love! You are invited to our Groovy Trivia Night on August 17th–teams of 1 to 6 people will be tested on late 60’s history, popular culture, and Name That Tune.  Free … Continued

Leaders Blog: Turning Resolution into Action

At annual meeting in May, Follen made a striking commitment, a bold assertion: that we will become an intentionally and proactively antiracist congregation. How we will do that? Public witness, in the form of a banner affirming that black lives matter, dominated much of the conversation this spring. A subgroup composed of folks from the … Continued

Vivian Montgomery Named Interim Music Director

The search committee is delighted to announce that Vivian Montgomery will be joining Follen Church as interim music director, effective August 1, 2017, for one year. Vivian will direct the Adult and Youth choirs, and is involved in the search for an interim Children’s Choir director. Vivian comes to Follen with a wealth of experience … Continued

Summer Family Picnic and Movie Nights

This family film series offers an opportunity for families to maintain a connection with Follen over the summer and reinforce our shared values around diversity and inclusivity. Our aim is to present films that encourage conversation through a fun activity that broadens our views on the world. The chosen films reflect life experiences that may … Continued