General Interest

January Letter from Coordinating Team

January 2023 Greetings from the Follen Coordinating Team! We are Nick Hart and Jen Vandiver, (President and Vice President of the Program Council), Lisa Snellings and Anne Kelly (Chair and Vice-Chair of Parish Board), and Reverend Claire Feingold-Thoryn. We hope Follenites had a restful and peaceful holiday season. The first real snow of the winter … Continued

Partner Church Update, Ukraine Aid Continues

January 2023 Rev. Claire received some personal news from Rev. Jozsef of our Partner Church in Transylvania, followed by information about humanitarian efforts in Ukraine: from Rev. Jozsef: The leadership of our congregation and I were delighted to remember the occasion a year ago when you blessed the Transylvanian table at Follen.  After the pandemic situation, … Continued

December Letter from Coordinating Team

December 2022 Dear Follen Members and Friends, Our multigenerational services in December were dazzling with spectacular music and inspiring words as we prepared to lose the darkness and find the returning light of the new year. Our sincere thanks to Chris, Shaylor and all the choir members, soloists and musicians at Follen who have filled … Continued

Report Back from CityReach

Youth Overnight to CityReach December 2022  from Nick Hart, Adult Chaperone On the evening of December 2, 13 Follen youth and three adult chaperones ventured into downtown Boston to participate in the City Reach program. City Reach is a program that gives young people the opportunity to learn first hand about homelessness from people who … Continued

RE-Flections: Holiday Traditions

RE-Flections by Beryl Aschenberg, Director or Religious Education Hear how the songs that were sung keep echoing, beautiful and clear. All of the people we loved are beside us now, can’t you feel them near?                                     -Candles Long Ago (Sharon, Lois, and Bram) Throughout human history, people have gathered in the coldest, darkest time of … Continued

December Letter from Coordinating Team

December 1, 2022  Dear Follen Members and Friends, The holiday season is off to a good start with a well attended multigenerational Thanksgiving service filled with gratitude and joyful music making. We are continuing to explore ways to support those who might like to be physically at Follen, but maintain social distance.   Thank you to … Continued

November Letter from Coordinating Team

November 3, 2022 Dear Follen Members and Friends, Jack-o-lanterns and trick or treaters give way to shorter days and cooler nights, as we prepare for the uncertainty of election season, and the joys and challenges of Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. It has been so uplifting to worship together in our sanctuary this fall, filled … Continued

Meet Our New Intern

Introducing Ministerial Intern Phoebe Eckart Phoebe Eckart is our new intern minister and a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ordination. She will be with us part-time through June 2024. She is currently in the final year of her Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, where she runs the Harvard UU Ministry for Students and is … Continued

Instrument Survey

Instrument Survey Let us know about you! Do you play an instrument? Music Director Chris Eastburn is interested in getting to know Follen instrumentalists of all skill levels! Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the Follen Church Instrument Survey so Chris can know a little more about you!

Follen Pulpit Restoration

Restoration of Follen Pulpit 2022 The Follen pulpit, unique and beautiful, was in dire need of repair.  We are delighted to report that our own Buildings and Grounds Action Team has found the right person for the job. Mart Ojamaa writes: “The pulpit repair and restoration was carried out beautifully by Melissa Carr, a wonderful … Continued