Follen Blog

Suggested Community Reads: May’s Theme Is Creativity

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 “Creativity,” here is this month’s selection. Adults Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos Younger children Rabbityness by Jo Empson Hattie and the Wild Waves: A Story … Continued

The Follen Calendar: 2016-17 Planning Underway

Please write your meetings and events on the calendar pages posted in the community center as we begin to set up the 2016-17 Follen calendar. Or email Sarah Garner directly, if you prefer: Thank you for planning ahead!

May Is Gas Leak Awareness Month

Methane, the primary component in natural gas, is more than 100 times more potent at trapping energy than carbon dioxide, the principal contributor to man-made climate change. Follen’s Environmental Justice Task Force encourages you to check out the flyer by the door of the Community Center and at the Social Justice Action Team table during hospitality to … Continued

Operetta Tickets on Sale Now

You may purchase Follen’s Pirates of Penzance tickets online via Brown Paper Tickets, for a fee of $1.52 per ticket. The password is “follen-only.”  Tickets will also be sold for cast members’ families and Follen folks at Coffee Hour this Sunday. The new ticket price is $15.  Please bring checks made out to Follen with “operetta tickets” in the … Continued

Our Transylvanian Friends Invite You

Follen’s Partner Church in Transylvania, Romania, has invited us to visit during school vacation, April 14–23, 2017. We will spend the weekend in Alsofelsozentmihaly, tour historic UU sites during the week, and then return for a second weekend in our partner village. The tour includes: Torda where the first act of religious tolerance in Europe was signed in 1568; Sibiu, the nicest city in Romania according to John … Continued

BIG DREAMS meeting June 5

The Capital Campaign Exploratory Committee has gotten a lot of ideas about what Follen should do in a capital campaign. We’ve been to a lot of meetings, we’ve had a lot of conversations over coffee, and we’ve gotten a lot of emails (at We’ll be having one last big open input session at noon June 5 … Continued

Music Director Search Update

Last Sunday, on behalf of the Music Director Search Committee, Gordon Hardy gave us an update on the process of finding a new leader. Here are his remarks:   Today I’d like to bring you up to date on the music director search process. As you know, in the fall Program Council formed a search … Continued

Claire’s March Post: Wake Up!

Dear Follen, This month’s theme is not just a word; it is an imperative! “Wake Up!” What does that mean to me? Well, I was inspired first by Easter, which is early this year, March 27. The Easter story is one of waking up from darkness and death into world full of love and miracles. What are the … Continued

Transitions: Great Spring Offerings from Pastoral Care Action Team

Follen’s Pastoral Care Action Team (PCAT) is offering ongoing and new support groups, a two-part session on group process, and a four-part series of discussions about life’s big transitions this March and April. In the “Transitions” series, we’ll think deeply about our values and how they relate to death, long-term care, retirement, and more. For dates, times, and further information about … Continued

Susanne’s Blog: Everything Is Change

Can it really be just a coincidence that the worship theme for the first full month I’m in my new job here with you at Follen is Change? I mean, really? We are talking about change at a moment when absolutely every element in my life is enduring a massive shift? What kind of cosmic … Continued