General Interest

Question Box Service

Question Box Service April 24, 2022 The following questions came in (on notecards and through an online form) during the April 24 Question Box service. Here you can read the eleven questions Rev. Claire had time to answer, and the remaining unanswered questions, many of which will appear as “conversation starters” on our Facebook page … Continued

Partner Church Helping Ukraine Aid Efforts

Here is a note from Rev. Jozsef at Follen’s Partner Church about the way they are participating in efforts to help Ukraine. From Rev. Jozsef: “I have just been sent a report on aid and transport in Ukraine. If you would like to send it to the committee and church members.” Dear friends, dear siblings … Continued

March Letter from Coordinating Team

March 31, 2022 Dear Follen Members and Friends, As we enter spring, we hope you get a chance to venture outside and witness the changing of another season. The world is still uncertain, filled with pandemic worry and geopolitical unrest, but what is certain is the strength of our Follen Community to learn from each … Continued

Fundraising for Partner Church

Partner Church Committee needs $1,500 to aid Transylvania students Each December, Follen’s PCC asks parishioners for small donations to help students attending our partner church in Sentmihaly, Transylvania, to cover education-related costs.  These donations enable middle school students, for example, to take a bus to a Hungarian school 30 miles away.  These students must travel … Continued

Music Program Steering Committee Presentation

Music Program Steering Committee Presents… The Follen Music Program Steering Committee hosted three sessions on Zoom, where they shared the results of all their hard work. They walked attendees through the steps of the process they took to create their Vision Statement, Mission Statement, evaluation of Follen’s Core Values, and their Charter for the Music … Continued

Changes to Mask Requirements

March 10, 2022 Dear Follen Church, On Tuesday, March 8, the Lexington Board of Health voted 5-0 to lift the town-wide indoor mask mandate. The Safety team at Follen has recommended that we also move to a mask-optional policy for services, activities, and day-to-day office functions with some exceptions. For hospitality, we are going to … Continued

Membership Sunday on March 27

A message from Meagan Cox, Membership Director Membership Sunday is Coming on March 27! Membership at Follen Church is a very personal choice. Deciding to become a member typically means a willingness to play an active role in the life of the church, and to donate your time, talent and/or treasure to strengthen our community. … Continued

Centering Resources from Lay Ministry

Greetings from the Lay Ministry team! Every month the Lay Ministry team and Rev. Claire meet on Zoom. We try to take the pulse of the congregation, see how world events and the pandemic are affecting our faith community, and wonder how we can be helpful. (What we do NOT do is discuss those with … Continued

Letter from Coordinating Team: Music Program Guidance Document!

It’s Here:  Follen’s Music Program Guidance Document! The Coordinating Team is delighted to share with you the Music Program Guidance Document prepared by Music Program Steering Committee (MPSC) members David Jacobson, Ching Lai, Maureen Markelz and Jen Vandiver. Back in the fall, the Parish Board selected these thoughtful individuals to develop a vision, mission, and … Continued