General Interest

June Letter from Coordinating Team

June 2023 Greetings from the Follen Coordinating Team! The end of the Church Year is upon us, and the Coordinating Team would like to thank everyone who helped out at Follen this year. Thanks to the Program Council, Parish Board, Staff, Action Teams, Family Support Team, Coffee Elves, RE Teachers, Safety Team, Ushers, Lay Ministers, … Continued

Summer Services 2023

Welcome to a Wonderful Summer! Our ministerial intern Phoebe Eckart-Lee is coordinating our summer services from June 18-September 4. The services will be led by Phoebe with UU divinity students and lay leaders. The more informal setting of summer worship allows for creative expression and for joys and sorrows to be shared aloud each week. … Continued

Introducing the Long-Term Planning Team

Follen’s Parish Board is delighted to announce the appointment of a team of 6 creative, thoughtful, and committed members to lead the development of a long-term plan for Follen Church, to be approved at the May 2024 Annual Meeting. Please join us in welcoming and pledging your support to the long-term planning (LTP) team:  Brian … Continued

May Letter from Coordinating Team

May 17, 2023 Dear Follen Members and Friends, We are writing to share updates from meetings of the Program Council (“PC” – the operational governing board of the church) on May 8 and Parish Board (“PB” – responsible for church policy and financial oversight) on May 15. Long Term Planning Team.  Parish Board is delighted … Continued

Partner Church Committee: We Need You!

Dwindling Partner Church Committee (PCC) needs YOU!   Due to members moving away, Follen’s PCC has shrunk and very much needs new persons to join. If you’ve wanted to get more involved at Follen without adding too much to your plate, joining PCC fits the bill.   Not only is the lifting not heavy – perhaps 3 … Continued

April Letter from Coordinating Team

April 27, 2023   Dear Follen Members and Friends, Spring is in the air and we are writing to share updates from meetings of the Program Council (“PC” – the operational governing board of the church) on April 10  and Parish Board (“PB” – responsible for church policy and financial oversight) on April 24. Parish … Continued

Question Box Service from April 16

At our jazz/question box service on Sunday, April 16, Rev. Claire and Ministerial Intern Phoebe Eckart-Lee answered questions–on-the-spot–submitted by the congregation. Below are all of the questions for you to ponder! Questions in bold are those addressed in service on 4/16/23 Now that you’ve gotten trumpets for Easter, what is your next musical priority? What … Continued

March Letter from Coordinating Team

March 30, 2023 Greetings from the Follen Coordinating Team.   We are writing to share updates from meetings of the Program Council (“PC” – the operational governing board of the church) on February 13 and March 13, and Parish Board (“PB” – responsible for church policy and financial oversight) on March 27. Parish Board has been … Continued

Membership Sunday Message

Membership Director Meagan Cox shared this Personal Point during our Membership Service on Sunday March 26, 2023, where we welcomed new members and celebrated those who have been with us for a time already. The Life Cycle of a Congregation In preparing for today, I thought a lot about how I could connect Membership Sunday … Continued

Follen Stories

Got a Story to Tell? Smile; with your teeth encrusted. Rinse, flow and brush bicuspids. You know that Colgate will undo the goo, If You Just Smile!” Wait, what? Follen Church was part of a dental study? The answer is, “Yes!” We invite our Follenite storytellers to share their great stories and anecdotes from the … Continued