Follen Blog

Restricted Building Access Starts March 17

The Follen Safe Congregation Team has made some decisions regarding the use of our building during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary concern is for the ongoing safety of the congregation and our community. I hope you will be supportive of our decisions on this matter. We are officially closing the building for general use until further … Continued

A Letter from Rev. Claire: COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020   Dear Follen members and friends, Since last week, The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly around the world. Our MA Department of Public Health has now advised that we avoid large gatherings. More information and requests from the Lexington Department of Public Health and Lexington Public Schools may be shared tonight via … Continued

Online Worship How-To Guide

The MA Department of Public Health has asked us to avoid large gatherings, and Follen is complying. Until the situation improves, worship will be online. Pre-recorded: Find archive of videos here: vimeo.com/follen Live-streaming: Before 10:30am on Sunday, register for our gathering with zoom, download the app to your computer and/or phone if you haven’t yet, … Continued

RE-Flections: Stay Away AND Stay Connected

RE-Flections from Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Time has new perspective these days, doesn’t it, Friends? Now, each hour seems to bring the need for discernment. What we know at the time of this writing is that in addition to going “virtual” with our Sunday Services, our Sunday Morning Religious Education classes are being … Continued

March 13 Music Program Update

Here’s the latest Update on Music at Follen- A message from Music Director Vivian Montgomery Please Note: Melanie DeMore’s return for the Freedom Land collaboration is being rescheduled to June 13-18. Freedom Land Chorus rehearsals (3/17, 3/23, 3/24, 3/25), trips to Roxbury (3/23, 3/28), and Follen’s Music service (3/29) are being postponed. Sunday March 15 … Continued

Follen’s Cleaning Routine

A message from Jimmy McFeeley, our sexton, who takes excellent care of our building! Thank you Jimmy! At Follen Church we have implemented a disinfecting procedure identical to how the Town of Lexington is disinfecting all the public schools including the same disinfectant from a company in Mansfield, MA. This procedure uses a one gallon … Continued

Vivian’s Music Notes 3/8/20

Director of Music Vivian Montgomery’s Music Notes are published in the weekly order of service and here at follen.org.  Music Notes for March 8: On Kumbaya The 75 people at Melanie DeMore’s beautiful solo show in February were asked to pledge never to use the phrase “Kumbaya moment” again – will you? Once you’re called … Continued