General Interest

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

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

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

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

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: “We, … 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

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