Upcoming Events

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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.

Food for Thought: Racial Justice and Theology

Food for Thought: Racial Justice: What’s UU Theology Got to Do with It?
Thursday March 18, 7:30pm

Save the date! We welcome our panel: Rev. Claire, Kyle Johnson, and Parisa Parsa. At the 2020 General Assembly, the UUA Commission on Institutional Change presented the findings of their 2-year study of the lived experiences of people of color in the UUA and in UU congregations. Among the many interesting conclusions in the study report was the idea that UUs should acknowledge anti-oppression work as a theological mandate. They wrote:

* These times require a liberatory faith that invites us each into the spiritual work of empathy and healing.
* If freedom and individualism are our most important values, we have little to offer in these times.

Our panel for this event includes Reverend Claire along with Kyle Johnson and Parisa Parsa, church members who are also UU ministers. They will share their answers to the question “What does our theology require of us with regard to anti-oppression work?”

Please join us. There will be opportunities to ask questions.

Please email adultprograms@follen.org for the zoom link.

Antiracism Book Group

For our March meeting we will read Fools Crow by James Welch. This book of fiction tells the story of Fools Crow, a Blackfoot Indian in Montana in the second half of the19th century. From a book review: “There is much to savor in this remarkable book: the ease with which Fools Crow and his brethren converse with animals and spirits, the importance of dreams in their daily lives, the customs and ceremonies that measure the natural seasons and a person’s lifespan. Without violating the patterns of Native American speech, Welsh writes in prose that surges and sings. This bittersweet story is an outstanding work.”

Contact Robin Tartaglia at antiracismbookgroup@follen.org for more information.

Metta: Mid-Week Meditation

Pause. Breathe. Rest.

Wednesdays Mid-Day

Every Wednesday from 11:30am-12:00pm a Zoom room will be open for you to sit quietly with other Follenites. Then, at 12.00, there will be a guided loving-kindness meditation (Metta) for about 15 minutes. If you think you might like to do this, regardless of how often or how seldom, you must register so that, when you do come, your email address will be recognized and you can be let in. Pause. Breathe. Rest. (Reply to metta@follen.org)

Follen Stitches

Blue knitted socksThe Follen Stitches, Follen’s knitting group, meets every Wednesday morning from 10am til noon. Many knit, some do other needlework, but no handiwork is required to join and chat. It’s hard to teach a beginner to knit over Zoom but we can advise one another when a project hits a snag.

Contact Nancy Sofen for details and link to join.

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Adult Choir rehearsal/gatherings begin Tuesday September 15 from 7:30 – 8:30 on Zoom.

We’ll have fun learning how to sing better, exploring the secrets of expressive performance, sharing our love of music and our friendship. Contact Shaylor Lindsay at musiccoordinator@follen.org with questions or to join as a new member.