General Interest

November Letter from Coordinating Team

November 24, 2020 Dear Follen Members and Friends, As our country continues to move through this intense time of pandemic challenge and political transition, we hope you are well. During this season of giving thanks, we are grateful for our amazing Minister and remarkable staff who keep things running smoothly and bless us with meaningful … Continued

Environmental Justice Survey

Short Survey: The EJTF Wants to Hear from YOU The Follen Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) is a group of Follen folks trying to focus attention on the climate crisis as well as its impact on the most vulnerable populations (climate justice). We’d welcome your help and support! As UUs, we can join forces with … Continued

About the Men’s Group

The Follen men’s Group started some years ago as a small group of three or four men meeting once a week to chat. It quickly grew by word of mouth to now, a group of 25 active members that meet once a week every Wednesday at 10am for about an hour and a half on … Continued

Take Part in Special Choir Performance

Start Rehearsing Now! The Follen Adult Choir is embarking on a project to learn and record three beautiful songs for the Dec. 13 service. If you have been a choir member, or would  love to join anew and be part of our virtual choir project this year,  you are invited to attend this coming Tuesday’s … Continued

October Letter from the Parish Board

October 29, 2020 Dear Follen Members and Friends, We hope you and your loved ones are all well during these intense times. We miss seeing you in our beautiful sanctuary on Sunday mornings. We miss sitting beside you in the pews and feeling the warmth of our community. We miss so many things – singing … Continued

EVF Thanks YOU!

A message from Leslie Coney, EVF 2020 Chair: THANK YOU!! The East Village Fair happened this year against all odds!  Thanks to all for your donations and purchases.  We exceeded our goal of raising $5000!! A big thank you to the volunteers who helped to make it happen, in particular: Duke Bitsko, Megan Lancaster, Hugh … Continued

“Where I’m From” Poems

The following is a “Community Poem” woven together from the responses of the Follen community to the question “Where Are YOU From?” after hearing poems from Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn, DRE  Beryl Aschenberg, Youth Advisory Committee Vice-Chair Lila Sandler, and the original “Where I’m From” poem written by George Ella Lyon which inspired this project. … Continued

Report from Worshipful Witness

“This is who we are.  This is what we do.  We stand for justice.” Last Sunday, Follen pulled off a powerful in-person Worshipful Witness for Justice and a beautifully complementary online Zoom worship service at the same time. While worship online has become part of Follen’s weekly routine in the COVID era, the impetus for our … Continued

Welcome Letter from Parish Board

September 9, 2020 Dear Follen Friends and Members, Greetings from Parish Board and welcome to the new church year! We hope you are well and that your summer has been enjoyable so far, even in the midst of these challenging times. Follen has just concluded a series of wonderful summer services. Thanks to all our … Continued