Upcoming Events

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Food for Thought: Religious Journeys

Food for Thought: Our Religious Journeys Continued
Thursday, May 16, 6-8pm, Sacred Heart

Continuing last year’s much appreciated exploration of our faith origins, Follenites Faith Bennett, Kyle Johnson and Amy Yee will reflect on their journey from childhood faith to where they are today.

As usual, there will be both time to listen and time for discussion with the people at your table.  We will serve a light meal of salads and sandwich fixings beginning at 6pm. No need to RSVP although if you require child care we request that you contact Sally Cassells by May 10.

Tea Party for Rev. Lucinda Duncan

Tea Party for Rev. Lucinda Duncan Saturday, May 18, 3-5pm, Herzigs’ Home.

At the end of May, Follen’s Minister Emerita, Lucinda Duncan, will move to Colorado to be near her son and his family.

Please mark your calendar to gather with other Follenites to honor Lucinda and wish her well in this new chapter of her life. Sweet and savory foods will be served.

Cabinet Assembly Party

Calling all IKEA assembly folks! On Saturday, May 18, at the Perkins/Ervin home, we’ll be assembling cabinets. (See photo of shipment in the the garage!) We’ll be working from 9am – 3pm (allowing for the 3-5 pm tea for Lucinda), in several teams of 2-3. Come all day, or just for a few hours. Bring a screw gun and lots of good humor, and please contact Alice Dunn or Valerie Perkins (construction@follen.org) to let us know if you are coming!

Anti-Racism Book Group: New England Bound

Join our lively book club to discuss New England Bound by Wendy Warren, an exploration of how deeply colonial New England profited from the slave trade. We meet on May 19th at 6:30 pm in the Marshman Center

Cape Cod Weekend

Planning for the Memorial Day Weekend at Cape Cod is underway. You can learn all about it and register here.


Operetta: Iolanthe

Save the Date: Operetta is Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, at 7:30pm. Note earlier time this year.

Tickets are available online starting May 19!

Trip Hither and Thither to the Operetta!

The Follen youth production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe will take place on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at 7:30pm at Sacred Heart Parish Center Social Hall (upper level) at 718 Mass Ave. The operetta is co-directed by Sara DeLong and Vivian Montgomery with Ruth Roper on piano.



Follen Soup Suppers are Back

To help keep us connected during construction, a number of Follen families have agreed to start up the well-loved Soup Suppers for 2019.  Each will be on the last Thursday of the month.  Contact the host if you’d like to bring a soup in a crock pot.  Otherwise, show up with bread, dessert, or wine, or other beverage … or just show up if you’re running late! Soup suppers are good for all ages, and are kept to 6-8 pm because it’s a school/work night. Join your fellow Follenites for warm soup and conversation!

Find the addresses in our online directory (Breeze) or by emailing Marlene Stone at soupsuppers@follen.org.

Thursday, January 31st         Tammy Mulligan

Thursday, February 28th       Gordon Hardy & Alice Dunn

Thursday, March 28th            Steve & Nancy Sofen

Thursday, April 25th               Caroline& Chris Walters

Thursday, May 30th                Maggie & Jim Herzig

Thursday, June 27th               Wendy Slattebo

Caring Congregation Committee Gala

Caring Congregation Committee Gala Saturday, June 1, 6-9pm.

Save the date for CCC’s Annual Gala at the home of Dominique Vo. Champagne, dinner, silent auction and concert by David Hobbie and friends.

Proceeds to benefit the fund for children with special needs. Suggested donation of $35. RSVP to caringcong@follen.org.

Parking, Access, and Safety During Construction

Update from COG (Construction Oversight Group)

Never fear, Follenites! Despite outward appearances, you will be able to get into the Sanctuary during construction!


All the regular lots will be available and we will set aside the Mass Ave. spaces in front of Follen for folks with limited mobility. You can park along the fence on the Waldorf drive, but there won’t be a sidewalk, so take care. Please don’t park on Barnes Place (behind Marshman) – we are keeping the contractors from parking there and ask that you don’t either, at any time. Our neighbors there already have a lot to put up with!
A note about Follen’s parking lot:  please do not park there on weekdays between the hours of 7 and 5.  At those times Waldorf teachers use the left side, and our contractors need the right side available on very short notice for staging equipment and materials.  Feel free to use the lot in the late afternoon, evenings and weekends.
Since parking will be limited at Follen, if you have ever thought about biking to church, this fall would be a great time to try!


The walkway up to the Sanctuary front entry will be compacted dirt, until paving can go in. It will be safe for walking and for walkers. While we have a temporary ramp up to the Marshman floor level, for access to the offices, meeting room and accessible bathroom, we will not be able to have a temporary ramp into the Sanctuary right away. We will have a charming Port-a-Potty to the left of the entry, and of course, there will be bathrooms in the Waldorf School, where we will be having Hospitality Hour!


Please do not go through the fencing and into the construction site…however tempting! It is an active site and we don’t want to slow down our contractors by asking to give tours. We COG folks all have to wear hardhats and close-toed shoes just to have our site meetings: there are too many dangerous conditions to allow tours yet


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Alice and Valerie

Join Our Choirs!

Adult Choir

Adult Choir is open to everyone. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm at the Sacred Heart Lower Level, with September 9 as our first Sunday singing. New members are still welcome!

Children’s Choir and Youth Choir

Children’s Choir (any and all grades 1-5) is on Mondays 4:00-4:45, starting Monday, September 10, in Sacred Heart’s Lower Level.

Youth Choir (any and all grades 6-12) is on Mondays 5:15-6:15, both starting on Monday September 10, in Sacred Heart’s Lower Level.

Choir Connection Time (LIMBO)
Note that this fall we’ll have a 30-minute Choir Connection Buffer 4:45-5:15, for which all choir kids are encouraged to be present. This is a time that we’ll bring together members of both choirs for such special activities as creating a choir covenant, working on solo and small group pieces, playing instruments, or just hanging out and playing games!

Come January, this connection time will be used for working on choruses for our operetta, Iolanthe, so it will be required of all operetta participants. Remember, in order to participate in the operetta, you need to be in Children’s or Youth Choir.

Please get in touch with Director of Music Vivian Montgomery if you’re interested in joining any choirs or if you have questions – .

Looking forward to seeing you all soon for another big year of singing and playing!

Adult Choir Calendar 2018-19

Children’s and Youth Choir Calendar 2018-19