Upcoming Events

Visit the Follen Monthly Calendar to see all events at Follen

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.

Summer Services

Zoom with us this summer!

Rev. Claire and Worship and Music Action Team decided to keep our services on Zoom this summer. We had to plan pretty far in advance, so a sudden pivot to in-person was not possible and not preferred by WMAT. We feel staying on Zoom through Labor Day allows everyone a chance to slowly and steadily get used to public life again. Plus–we can reap the benefits of online worship a bit longer and hear from folks who ordinarily wouldn’t be available! A live person from our Lay Ministry or Worship and Music team will host every service and offer a time for Joys and Sorrows; some preachers will be live and some will be pre-recorded. Here is our current preaching schedule for the summer:


June 20, Rev. Chris Jablonski of First Church Belmont (UU) (pre-recorded)
June 27, General Assembly Live Stream Worship
July 4, Rev. Kate Wilkinson of the UU Meeting House of Provincetown (pre-recorded)
July 11, Rev. Tom Schade (live)
July 18, Rev. Tom Schade (live)
July 25, Rev. Tom Schade (live)
August 1, Gordon Hardy, Follen member (live)
August 8, Rev. Susanne Intriligator of the Melrose UU Church (formerly of Follen!) (pre-recorded)
August 15, Rev. Anne Mason of First Parish in Lexington (UU) (pre-recorded)
August 22, Jane Spickett, Follen member (live)
August 29, Alexis Johnson, Follen member (live)
Sept. 5, Rev. Hank Peirce from the UU Church of Reading (pre-recorded)

Summer Staff Information

Rev. Claire will be on vacation and study leave June 25-August 6. If there is a pastoral care emergency please contact Rev. Marie Tulin, a UU minister, hospice chaplain, and Follen member providing ministerial coverage during Claire’s leave. Her contact information is in the Follen directory. You are also welcome to email the Lay Ministers at layministers@follen.org for pastoral care issues, and Coordinating Team at coordinating@follen.org for organizational issues.Interim Music Coordinator Shaylor Lindsay is off for the summer. She may be able to respond to messages but generally will be taking the summer to rest and rejuvenate for the year ahead.

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)


Note: We are on a break until July 7.

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.