General Interest

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

DRE RE-flections: Why Teach in RE?

We want YOU to Teach RE in 2020-2021 Do you believe our values are needed more than ever these days? Do you care about the well-being of our children and youth? Do you have a little capacity? Are you able to use the internet with some ease? If you answered YES to any or all … Continued

New Support Group

Interested in joining a new support group for people experiencing financial and/or employment challenges? Based on expressions of interest, and with the exacerbation of these issues due to the pandemic, Follen is considering the formation of a support group for those experiencing financial and/or employment challenges. This would be an opportunity for mutual support and listening, … Continued

Obituary for David Parke, Follen Interim Pastor 1992-93

DAVID PARKE, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST MINISTER AND HISTORIAN, DIES David B. Parke, a Unitarian Universalist minister, historian, and editor, died of natural causes (brain hemorrhage) on June 6, 2020 in Boston, MA. As a preacher and pastor, Parke advocated a tough-minded, biblically grounded, ethically committed liberal religious faith. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1928 and ordained … Continued

Annual Report and Yearbook 2020

Presenting . . . the Annual Report 2020, beautifully put together by Meg Muckenhoupt ahead of the Annual Meeting on May 27, 2020! The Follen Yearbook 2020 is a longer, more detailed chronicle of the year, published June 25, 2020.  

Letter from Safety Team: Weddings and Funerals

Dear Follen Members and Friends, By now you may have read or heard of the upcoming wedding that will take place in the Follen sanctuary on June 20.  The request for this event prompted the Safe Congregation Group to create the following policy with respect to building use during this pandemic prior to our agreement … Continued

Letter from Worship and Music

Music Program Update – June 3, 2020 Gordon Hardy Dear Follen Community, We’re writing with a brief update on Follen’s music program. Those who have attended our virtual Zoom worship services have heard our music professionals and volunteers record or play wonderful live music for these gatherings. When our Zoom summer services begin on June … Continued