Updated information about the Capital Campaign and the Building Project is available on the campaign website and in Coffee Hour, at the Capital Campaign table in the far corner of the Community Center, where Committee members will be available to respond to questions and comments.
Thanks to you, this was a terrific year for Christmas Tree sales. We sold 767 trees and gave away another 33 to needy folks in Roxbury and Lexington. We totaled nearly $30,000 in sales, which means a more than $19,000 contribution to the church budget. Sixty-three family units signed up to sell or set up … Continued
Christmas Eve Family Service Sunday December 24, 4pm, Sanctuary Our early service is perfect for families and younger children or all who wish to enter the holidays in a gentle, child-friendly way. We’ll have special harp music, lessons and carols, and a candle-lighting ritual. Led by Deborah Weiner, with Claire Feingold Thoryn and Vivian Montgomery. Please Note There will … Continued
Martin Luther King Day Gathering for Lexington Seniors Monday January 15, Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham Street, from 1-3pm Honoring His Legacy, Continuing His Message of Sharing As part of the fifth annual town-wide Martin Luther King Day of Service, Lexington seniors are invited to a gathering to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It will be … Continued
Last week, we went to the Follen lot and – as we always do – purchased our tree. I was excited to put it up and recognized that on December 16, we were already participating in this ritual later than many folks. When I was a kid, I used to go to a field near … Continued
And You’re Welcome To Join! For our June production of Patience (directed by Sara Haugland, with musical preparation by Music Director Vivian Montgomery) all Follen youth are invited to take part as performers, and EVERYONE is invited to be a production volunteer, helping with sets, costumes, technical, publicity, props, kid-wrangling, and miscellany. To be part of … Continued
Christmas Eve Family Service Sunday December 24, 4pm, Sanctuary Our early service is perfect for families and younger children or all who wish to enter the holidays in a gentle, child-friendly way. We’ll have special harp music, lessons and carols, and a candle-lighting ritual. Led by Deborah Weiner, with Claire Feingold Thoryn and Vivian Montgomery Please note: No morning … Continued
Thanks to many generous Follenites, last week’s Share the Plate offering for the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism raised $3,862. We surpassed the $10-per-member threshold, therefore our gift was doubled by a matching grant. Thank you to all who contributed.
We’ve sold about a third of the trees, but we need your help to finish the job. Sign up to sell trees any day up to Christmas Eve. We particularly need help weekdays. Invite a newcomer to join you and introduce them to this Follen tradition. Children are welcome to help sell or set up. For the second … Continued
In his writing, “Auguries of Innocence,” the poet William Blake (1757-1827) wrote, Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine, Under every grief and pine, Runs a joy with silken twine. It is right it should be so, We were made for joy and woe, And when this we rightly know, … Continued