General Interest

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

Help Write a Community Poem

Where are you from?  Beryl and I would love to share some snippets of where you are from during our Ingathering service on September 13. What things, places, smells, words, images, and memories make you who you are? Write your own “Where I’m From” poem or just jot down a few words–short is fine! Send … Continued

Letter from Linda Hein, Business Manager

September 10, 2020 Dear Follen Community, Well, it’s been six months since you’ve heard anything from the office! It’s been a very strange six months, but I thought I would start the church year off with an update on what’s been happening here in this beautiful, remodeled building! That said, I must offer my apologies, … Continued

Virtual Church Resources

  BUILDING USE The Follen Church building is closed as of March 17, although very limited staff use is allowed. You can read the latest details here in this message from the Safety Team (Sept. 3).   WORSHIP Sunday morning worship has moved online. We plan a multigenerational offering each week, which will include a … Continued

Safety Team Policy on Church Building Use

September 3, 2020 Safety Team Policy: Church Building Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic   Follen’s Safe Congregation Group, the President, Vice President, Co-chair of Lay Ministry, the Director of Religious Education, and the Minister, is charged with responding to safety issues that arise under the Follen Church Policy on Safety.    Our covenant, from that policy: … Continued

A Message for Families with Special Needs

Hello Everyone, Caring Congregation Committee (CCC) continues to be mindful of ways to help families who have young and adult children with special needs during this time of social distancing.  We are one of the subcommittees of PCAT (Pastoral Care Action Team). CCC offers the following article from the Mayo Clinic on how to help … Continued

Follen Library has Curbside Pickup!

Follen Library Curbside Pickup! The Library Committee at Follen is starting curbside pickup. Our new library contains books that are particularly relevant given current events: New books on Anti-Racism, Care of Self and Others, and Spiritual Practices to name a few. If you would like to pick up or return a book: 1. Browse our online … Continued

Summer Services 2020

Welcome to Summer Sundays at Follen! Worship is at 10:30am on Zoom. The Zoom link is in the newsletter. The order of service is here. We will continue our practice of submitting Joys and Sorrows ahead of time here. Please submit by 8am on Sunday. Our guest preachers are ministers and staff past and present, … Continued

Landscaping Photos!

From Saturday June 27: A hardy band of Follenites braved the heat and threat of thunderstorms last Saturday to plant shrubs around the Sanctuary and Community Center, and to spread a veritable mountain range of wood chips around the entire rear area of the parking lot to keep down weeds and over time to break … Continued

Consider a Covenant Group!

Covenant Groups Are you in a Covenant Group? Do you want to be? Covenant Groups are small groups of Follenites who meet monthly (currently via Zoom). Each time there is a different set of readings we review and discuss that align with our monthly themes and the spiritual exercises, which we may also examine. These gatherings are a chance … Continued