Follen Blog

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

Follen Hires New Business Manager

March 4, 2020 Follen has hired Linda Hein as its new Business Manager, succeeding Church Administrator Sarah Garner, who is retiring after 17 years. Linda is very experienced at keeping the books for and administering non-profit organizations. She comes to Follen from the Comprehensive Family Evaluation Center at Tufts Medical School. Before that she worked … Continued

COG Blog: Updates on Construction

Thank you, Alice Dunn and Valerie Perkins, for your tireless work and your weekly updates! Click on any photos to enlarge. Also, you can check out photo galleries from Joe Turner here. March 5 Update from your Construction Oversight Group Calling all landscape enthusiasts…it’s time to think SPRING planting!  We are planning a landscape ‘charrette’ … Continued

Donations for City Reach

Members of FUUY (Follen UU Youth) group will be heading to Boston to volunteer with City Reach in early March and need your help with collecting items for distribution. Please bring your donations to church on Sundays to the Community Center foyer. Note for 2020: This year, no women’s clothing or children’s clothing is needed. … Continued