Upcoming Events

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Online Auction is Almost Here!

The Auction is still Coming!!

Thank you to all the auction item donors that have been working with me to bring you the largest collection of goods and services ever. Here is the final auction book if you want to see what the items are.  Due to extraordinary circumstances this year we are trying something new and doing a completely online auction. We are using a software called Auctria and if you want to familiarize yourself with it you can check out their website https://www.auctria.com/ or try out a Test Auction I set up here.

Bidding in the real Follen Auction 2020 will start on April 4 and we will send out a link to the site.  Everyone will have a week to peruse the items, make your bids, and try and outbid each other.  For the last hour of the auction we will try to set up a live Zoom event to count down until the end.

As I may or may not be able to set up credit cards in the system, once the auction is done you will be informed of the amount you own and you should pay Follen Church by check. We will work out the exact details in the coming weeks. I hope everyone is excited to see how this all works, the Auctria software is very nice.  We are on this journey together.

If you have questions, please contact Jen Vandiver at auction@follen.org.

Check it out!  Auction Book 2020

Submit Prayers of Joy and Sorrow Online

New Form for Prayers of Joy and Sorrow

Use this form to submit your contribution to be lifted up in Sunday’s online worship service. These offerings from our hearts and lives are how we share the prayers of the people of Follen Church. Plan ahead, please submit these by 8am Sunday morning.

Choirs Rehearsing this week on Zoom!

Watch your email for Zoom links.
Monday, March 30 – Children’s Choir, Operetta Chorus, Youth Choir
Join the Music Zoom Room 4:00-6:30 for remote rehearsal/gathering of Children’s Choir (4:00-4:45), Operetta Chorus (4:45-5:30), and Youth Choir (5:30-6:15). These will be both useful and fun, an opportunity to connect as well as sing.
Tuesday, March 31 – Brainstorming, No Name, Adult Choir
Music Zoom Room for remote rehearsal/gathering of brainstormers for April 5 worship music (6:00-7:00), a No Name Choir open sing for all (7:00-7:45), and Adult Choir (7:45-9:00).
April 12 –  Easter
One thing that’s sure to happen, involving EVERYONE, is preparation for a Hallelujah Chorus Virtual Choir for Easter – this is something the Mormon Tabernacle has provided a system for, and it’s wonderful. Choir rehearsals will, in part, be used to start that process next week, and all of Follen’s community will be invited to participate the following week as we lead up to Easter on April 12.

Retirement Brown Bag Lunch on Zoom

The retirement group will meet for lunch at noon on these dates:

March 31
April 21
May 14
June 16

Check your email for Zoom link.
See you there!

Tea with Beryl

Watch here for more information about joining a casual weekly get together with Beryl. This is a drop-in virtual Follen gathering space for all things RE and Family support, each Tuesday at 3-4pm. Hosted by our Director of Religious Education, Beryl Aschenberg.


Coffee with Claire

Join Rev. Claire for a weekly coffee time!


POSTPONED: Melanie DeMore Returns

We are excited to Welcome Melanie back in June.

Watch follen.org for updates, and mark your calendars for June 13-18!

CANCELED: Workshop for Grade 3-12 Parents

We hope to reschedule this in the fall!


Follen Parents Workshop:  Healthy Reflections for Parents

You are invited to attend a free workshop for parents of with children in grades 3-12. Highly acclaimed workshop leaders Jeff Clanon and Neal Potash have worked with both UU member kids and parents. During the workshop, they will help you learn how to encourage your children to share their unspoken concerns, especially how they feel about themselves. This workshop is co-sponsored by Follen’s RE and Pastoral Care Action Teams. For Questions contact Jim Herzig or Dottie Vacca at caringcong@follen.org.


Date:  Saturday, March 21, 2020

Time:  10am-noon

Where:  Anne Smith Room, Follen Community Church


Note:  Our workshops is limited to 12 parent participants.  If all 12 slots are filled, please sign up for the Waitlist and we’ll contact you if a spot opens up!

Please RSVP here.

Childcare can be provided at the event.  If childcare is needed, please contact Dottie Vacca at pcat@follen.org by March 15. Please indicate “parent workshop” in the email.

CANCELED: Retirement Reception for Sarah Garner

Saturday March 21, 4-5:30, Sonin Music Room

Join us for a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the retirement of wonderful Sarah Garner, who has graced Follen as Church Administrator for 17 years. If you would like to participate in a group gift for Sarah please contact Anne Engelhart. Donations of wine are appreciated.

CANCELED: Melanie DeMore Open Sing in Concord

Due to the new guidelines for large group meetings, this event is now canceled for the safety of the community.