General Interest

Job Opening: Business Administrator

Search Committee Appointed With Sarah Garner’s departure looming in late March, Program Council President Rosemary Trowbridge has appointed a search committee to hire a new church administrator. The committee consists of Mark Metzger, chair, Rev. Claire, Betsy Leutz, Anne Engelhart, and George Grady. The committee’s goal is to have a new administrator in place by … Continued

New Follen Photo Directory!

Don’t Be a Blank! Great news, we’re working on a Follen Photo Directory, including address and other information, that can be viewed as a PDF, or printed out by you. BUT we need your photos if they aren’t already uploaded to the Follen Breeze website. Send a family and/or individual photo to Sarah Garner at … Continued

Bridges: Follen Music Events for 2019-2020

“Bridges” is a series of 15 performances by a wide range of familiar and treasured musicians, many taking place in the new Epp Sonin Music Center of Follen Church. Unless indicated otherwise, admission is Pay What You Decide – no advance tickets. Further details for each program will be posted one month prior, or can … Continued

Spring Sermon Writing Class with Rev. Claire

Has life taught you some hard-won lessons? Do you have a story to tell? Has your spiritual life grown and deepened over the years? Have you ever watched someone preach and thought “I could never do that!” This class is for you! Rev. Claire will lead you through a 6 session course, during which participants will support each other … Continued

FRR Recommends . . .

Yes, We Can Talk to Children about Race and Racism!The Follen Responds to Racism team (frr@follen.org) urges parents, grandparents, educators, and all others invested in raising a generation that understands the impact of racism on themselves and their communities to take in one or both: The Necessity of Talking about Race and Racism at Home Monday, … Continued

Volunteers Needed for Melanie DeMore Events

The Melanie DeMore Residency starts next month, on February 1, to be exact! Read all about it here. In order to make this experience the best it can be, we plan to roll out the red carpet and to give Melanie–and many friends and neighbors–a Follen welcome. Follenites, please take a minute and sign up … Continued

January Spiritual Exercise: Perspective

January – Perspective “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” That’s what the side-view mirror in the car tells us every time we check our blind spots. This exercise is to check your blind spots—that is, the ones you know about. How has a change in perspective (or in knowledge, experience, age, authority, etc) … Continued

COG Blog: Weekly Updates on Construction

Thank you, Alice Dunn and Valerie Perkins, for your tireless work and your weekly updates! Click on any photos to enlarge. Also, you can check out photo galleries from Joe Turner here. January 9 Update Joe Turner has taken some new pictures of the building as the sun was setting. Check out the Nite Time album for a … Continued

The Library is Live!

The Library Task Force is pleased to announce that the Eliza Cabot Follen Library is shelved and ready to go. This is the culmination of over a year of work to weed, purchase, process and organize a re-invigorated collection. The goal of the library is to house a highly curated and useful collection of circulating books … Continued

From Rev. Tom

Rev. Tom Schade, our sabbatical minister, has left us with a few more gifts. His sermons (and other musings) are now all posted on follen.org in the service archive. He shared the following benediction with us, and it is fitting for us to share it now, with gratitude for his presence at Follen for the … Continued