Follen Blog

We Shared the Plate with Black Lives Matter Cambridge

Follen once again demonstrated its support for justice-minded groups with a generous $2,184 donation to Black Lives Matter Cambridge. The money will help them put on a symposium on June 24 entitled “Envisioning and Working Toward an Equitable Future,” which will focus on achieving racial justice and social equity in MetroNorth Boston, and will feature BLM cofounder Patrisse … Continued

RE News This Week

Sunday June 4 Nursery care  For infants through age 5 Children Ages 6-12: One-Room Schoolhouse RE, led by Jody Gray-Linden FUUY: End-of-the-year BBQ beginning at 5:30 PM Sunday June 11 An All-Ages Service honoring the transitions in our lives, highlighting our graduating high school seniors, 10:30 AM Nursery Care  For infants through age 5 Special Cake honoring our high school graduates at … Continued

In the Interim: The Path to Tomorrow

Even though the weather doesn’t show it, we’re headed into summer and in a few weeks, we’ll mark the ‘official’ end of the regular church year and the beginning of a slower, reflective time.  Although the prevailing behavior in many Unitarian Universalist congregations was to shut the doors in the summer time (and, some suggested, … Continued

Will Follen Have Summer Services Again This Year?

You Bet We Will! For the second year running, Follen will have a worship service every Sunday through the summer, June 18 – September 3. They will be led by trained professional worship leaders (like Rev. Parisa Parsa, right, on July 23) and feature music by pianist Shaylor Lindsay. Services will last about 45 minutes instead of the usual hour, and … Continued

RE News This Week

Sunday May 28 No religious education program or Nursery care on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day weekend) Sunday June 4 Children Ages 6-12: One-Room Schoolhouse RE, led by Jody Gray-Linden Nursery Care: For infants through age 5 Read Interim DRE Deb Weiner’s latest blog post: “In the Interim: Coming of Age”

Will Follen Have Summer Services Again This Year? You Bet We Will!

Back by popular demand, Follen’s summer services begin on Sunday June 18, when (the newly Rev.) Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick kicks them off. Follenites Jane Spickett, Rev. Parisa Parsa, and Susan Halliday-Quinn will also preach, as well as Rev. Susanne Intriligator, who will lead the gathered congregation four Sundays in a row. Watch the summer newsletter — yes, … Continued

Follen’s Annual Meeting: Affirming That Black Lives Matter

At last night’s annual meeting, a record number of Follenites crowded into the Community Center to: elect new officers approve the budget and pass — by a wide margin — a landmark resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” A motion was made to separate out one portion of the resolution — pertaining to a banner — but … Continued

A New Teaching Schedule for Religious Education in 2017-2018

Starting in September, Follen will be moving to a new religious education teaching schedule that is designed to provide more flexibility for parent volunteers, more support for teachers, and more stability and continuity for the children and youth being taught! The teaching schedule will be divided into two terms, each with thirteen or fourteen slots.  … Continued

In the Interim: Coming of Age

My “most favorite” Sunday of the year is Coming of Age Sunday.  The two services Follen had on May 21st were joyful and filled with the beliefs and learnings our fourteen Coming of Age program graduates held in their minds and hearts.  They blessed us with their vision, their hopes for the future, their connection … Continued