Upcoming Events

Visit the Follen Monthly Calendar to see all events at Follen

Anti-Racism Book Group

Sunday June 21, 6:30pm on Zoom

Our book for June is Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds by Jared Ross Hardesty. This is the history of slavery in New England of native people and also African Americans. This new book is available from Amazon, Alibris and U Mass Press.

There are a few extra copies available for loaning out. Email Robin Tartaglia at antiracismbookgroup@follen.org for a copy.

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.

Dementia Friend Training-Virtual

The Dementia Friend Training has been rescheduled to Tuesday May 26 from two to three pm.

Carla Koehl from Artis has volunteered to give interested Follenites the opportunity to participate in this valuable training by ZOOM. If you have not already signed up and would like to join the ZOOM presentation, please send your email to pcat@follen.org. If you have previously signed up, there is nothing more you need to do. Carla has your info and will send you the link.

Annual Meeting

Save the Date! for the Annual Meeting!

May 27, Wednesday, 7:30 on Zoom

Check your email for the Zoom links! Every person in a household who is a member should register separately so we can accurately count the quorum.

Can’t attend? Here’s the proxy ballot.

Prepare in advance by reading the Annual Report 2020, beautifully put together by Meg Muckenhoupt.

Attend a Q&A session on Monday, May 25 at 4pm. (Zoom links are in your email.)

Want to be a delegate to General Assembly?

If you would like represent Follen as a delegate to the General Assembly June 24-28, please fill out this google form. We will elect delegates at the Annual Meeting.

Be a Delegate to UUA General Assembly

Follen Members!

Participate online!

Follen Church is eligible for 5 voting delegates plus the Parish Minister and Director of Religious Education. Please fill out this form if interested in being considered by the Coordinating Team. The list of delegates will be appointed at the Annual Meeting on May 27.

Registration is $150 per person, both for delegates and non-delegates. 

Virtual Registrants are able to watch and ask questions in live sessions including workshops and business sessions (mini-assemblies, hearings, etc).
Voting Delegates are also able to propose amendments in the live business sessions, participate in debates, and vote in general sessions.

Operetta 2020: The Smol Gondoliers!

It’s Happening!

Saturday June 27, 7:30pm, on Zoom

Wondering what has happened to our cherished community production this year during the pandemic? Participants are planning an hour-long virtual re-telling the story of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers! Directed by Sara DeLont, the show will feature songs and dialogue from the original show performed by our youth as they continue to shelter in place. Save the date to watch the show via Zoom, June 27 at 7:30pm! Read more

Donate to Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen

Announcing ……….. Follen’s Pantry Party Express!

Looking for a way to make a direct difference during the Coronavirus without leaving your home? Join Pantry Party Express! The pandemic has resulted in a spike in demand for food pantries across the US.

Follenites are collecting non-perishable items to support the food pantry at Bristol Lodge in Waltham. Before the pandemic, Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen fed 50-80 people a night. Now they are trying to feed 250 people every night.

They are in serious need of: rice, beans, canned vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, kid cereals. Now you and/or your family can make a food donation without ever leaving your home. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Karen Carruthers at pantrypartyexpress@follen.org. A volunteer from Follen will make convenient arrangements to safely pick up your donation while maintaining social distancing.

Need a Mask? We have had a generous donation of masks and can deliver them if you need one! Let us know!

Watch and give a wave or thumbs up from your window to the volunteer driver that picks up your donation knowing it is going to serve an urgent need. See photos below of recent dinosaur pickups.  Click on any photo to enlarge. Use back arrow to return to this page.


Coming of Age, FUUY Services

Important Upcoming Sundays: Save the Dates

Coming of Age Credo Service
May 31, 10:30am
Rehearsal: Sunday May 17, 4pm

FUUY Senior Sunday Service
June 14, 10:30am
Final FUUY Sunday Meetings are May 17 and May 31

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!