Follen Blog

“When I’m Here, I Feel Human Again”

Sunday’s Share the Plate: Women’s Lunch Place Affirmation of worth and dignity, physical nurturance, and support services for self-identified women experiencing homelessness or poverty is what theWomen’s Lunch Place in Boston, the recipients of this Sunday’s Share the Plate, is all about. Follen has been involved with WLP for more than 25 years and has cooked one … Continued

Spiritual Exercise for June: Sanctuary

Choose a place you can visit easily, every day. Maybe it is your backyard; maybe it is a spot by the Charles River, or a bench along the bike path. Maybe it is the Follen sanctuary. Maybe it is your very own bed. Go to this place every day — for a week, or hey, try the whole month! — … Continued

Religious Education: Please register!

Register Your Kids! We ask all RE families (Pre-K through High School) to register their children/youth this week at coffee hour. Register Yourself — As a Teacher! We are a co-operative program and ask all families to sign up for at least one (4 week) teaching term.

Suggested Community Reads for June: “Sanctuary”

Every month Amy Newmark and Jane Spickett suggest some books related to the worship theme. For those of you who would like to connect a bit more with the theme of “Sanctuary,” here is this month’s selection. Adults The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball Younger children Buffalo Music by Tracey E. Fern Just for Elephants … Continued

Volunteer Service Network News

Do you need practical help?  The Volunteer Service Network doesn’t take a vacation.  With over 100 Follenites on our roster, someone is sure to be around to provide a much needed meal, ride, or assistance with odd jobs.  If you need help, please contact us at vsn@follen.org.  After three years Caroline Jacobs is retiring from the … Continued

Operetta Tickets Are Going Fast!

Follen Operetta tickets are available online to the public via Brown Paper Tickets, with no password. There are very few tickets left, so act quickly. Cheers, Lynnell Stern, operetta treasurer and ticket seller.

Congratulate Our Graduates

Please come write a note to our graduating youth! There will be note cards in the Church library this Sunday, June 5 — or bring one and leave it in Debra’s box between now and Friday, June 10.  Youth who are graduating this year: Maddy Allen, Will Blumenthal, Dennis Bromley, Riley Hellinger, Oriel Hiser, Isaiah Johnson, Rachel … Continued

Spiritual Exercise for June: “Sanctuary”

Choose a place you can visit easily, every day. Maybe it is your backyard; maybe it is a spot by the Charles River, or a bench along the bike path. Maybe it is the Follen sanctuary. Maybe it is your very own bed. Go to this place every day — for a week, or hey, try the whole month! — … Continued

Religious Education: Please register!

Register Your Kids! We ask all RE families (Pre-K through High School) to register their children/youth this week at coffee hour. Register Yourself — As a Teacher! We are a co-operative program and ask all families to sign up for at least one (4 week) teaching term.