I remember my first visit to a Unitarian Universalist church. Just taking the step to walk into a “church” felt gutsy to me. I had grown up Jewish, married a Catholic, and felt like an agnostic. I wanted my children to have the opportunity to experience the richness that participation in a faith community can … Continued
At the start of the church year, our RE class leaders were invited to consider the gifts each of them bring to our young people whom they engage with at Follen. When children come to Follen Church, they experience a wide variety of connection with adults. Whether it is in the classroom, in multigenerational … Continued
Find your purpose Who do you want to be? What characteristics do you wish to embody and what life goals are ahead of you? This month, create a mission statement and find a way to read/reflect on it every day. Approach #1: Don’t worry…the internet can help you figure it out. This online program helps … Continued
I had the pleasure of staying in Transylvania this summer with the family I know best from our Partner Church. Though my visit was short, only 4 days, as always with my visits, now my third, I learn something new each time about their generosity, their struggles and fears, their devotion to our congregation and … Continued
We need workers Saturday October 27 at 8:30-10 am behind First Parish Lexington. How about you? Follen provides two garden workers bimonthly during the growing season, joining 14 houses of faith to pool their labor and grow fresh food for the Lexington Food Pantry. If you are willing to try it (no skills needed) contact … Continued
In just the few short weeks that I’ve been here, I’ve heard over and over again that your children are stressed. Lexington (and the surrounding area) is a great place to raise a family, and the school systems ranks high on the list for why many people want to live here. But there is a … Continued
The ceremonial start of the Capital Campaign construction project was June 17, right after the service. The church is now ready for the construction and work will begin, with a goal of completion next spring. Check out the plans for what’s in store!
We’re delighted to announce that online registration for Follen’s Religious Education and Music Programs is now open! Please visit the registration form for all of our RE and music programs. And please remember that Follen’s cooperative programs require your volunteer support. Sign up to volunteer. Thank you!
Are you curious about joining a Covenant Group next fall? Covenant Groups at Follen are a wonderful way to deepen your friendships here, engage in deep listening and deep sharing of personal life wisdom in a small group setting. There is a group of Covenant Group leaders who put together the sessions each month following Reverend … Continued
What have we accomplished this year? So much. We raised over $4 million for our Capital Campaign, created exciting plans for an updated campus, settled a great new Music Director, survived a Christmas Eve fire, completed a successful RE interim period, hired a new Director of Faith Formation, and more. You can read all about … Continued