General Interest

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

Next Year’s Leadership Team Forming

Nominating Committee Announces Leadership Slate The Nominating Committee has announced its nominees for top leadership next year. A full slate of candidates will be voted on at the annual meeting in May. Melissa Howe will be the candidate for Program Council Vice President, succeeding Jen Vandiver, who will move up to the presidency. Melissa, currently … Continued

Interested in our Action Teams?

Action Teams Interested in joining an Action Team? Read about our seven Action Teams in the “Action Team of the Week” features:   You are not alone at Follen Church (PCAT) Could you use some support these days? Are you looking for more connection with others or exploring your spirituality more deeply? The Pastoral Care … Continued

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