General Interest

RE and Choir Registration for 2019-20

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT’S TIME FOR NEXT YEAR’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (AND CHILDREN’S OR YOUTH CHOIR) REGISTRATION! Registering early helps us plan programming and recruit adequate leadership. You can sign up and pay online, register in person at the RE Table on Sundays, or download a registration form and mail it to the church office … Continued

A letter from the minister of our Partner Church

Dear Follen Congregation! Dear Reverend Claire! I am very grateful that on this Sunday we have an opportunity to talk to each others’ congregations. We have in both congregations, members who before we came to serve knew each other and also others who only recently found out about this partnership. The relationship between the two … Continued

Introducing. . . Our Sabbatical Minister!

Meet Tom Schade   The Worship and Music Action Team and staff are delighted to announce that Rev. Tom Schade will serve as our sabbatical minister while Rev. Claire takes her leave this summer and fall.   Tom comes with a lot of experience in UU ministry. He served as a minister at First Unitarian … Continued

So many reasons to celebrate music at Follen!

  What excites you about the 2019-20 Follen music season?  A beautiful new rehearsal and performance space? The residency of vocal activist Melanie Demore in February and March? A baroque music service for advent with period instrumentalists? The “Bridges” Concert Series in the new space? Our services featuring Klezmer music? Follen’s traditional Christmas Eve service? … Continued

RE-flections on Easter

by Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education One of the many facets of Unitarian Universalism that I appreciate is that we have such a great deal of theological diversity, and yet we are called together in love and support as we figure out our ways of being present in the world.  That said, I have … Continued

April Spiritual Exercise: Scandal

Reflect and come to your group ready to share: what was something that was scandalous and shocking in your youth but now just…isn’t? When it comes to things like appearance, gender expression, sexual orientation, divorce, relationship choices, job choices, and many other things—what scandals do you remember from your earlier life that you have a … Continued

A Message from our Minister Emerita

Hello all you dear folks who are leading Follen this year, I wanted you to know that I have recently decided to give $6,000 to Follen Church to underwrite Vivian Montgomery’s Urban Church Music Friendships Initiative. I’ve been following the budget belt-tightening worries and – because I care so much about helping all of our … Continued

RE-flections: FUUY Trip to City Reach

Follen Youth Participate in Homelessness Awareness/Service through Boston’s City Reach Program   On the second weekend of March 2019, 14 youth members of the Follen UU Youth (FUUY) Group, along with their Youth Program Coordinators and the Director of Religious Education, made their way to Boston to participate in the City Reach program, sponsored by … Continued

Backstory of the Backdrop

Stephen Ervin Helps Us Dream Big FOLLEN 2019: The painted backdrop now in the chancel arch is a midwinter offering to the community, to try to share some of the vision of the epochal transformation of Follen Church now underway, and that will unfold in the next weeks, months, and years. The depiction of new spaces/activities … Continued

March Spiritual Exercise: Humility

Humble Practices Identify one way this month to be “uniquely humble.” The options are endless: ·         Spend an hour one evening looking up at the stars and contemplate how small—and how lucky—you are; ·         Rather than giving your coworkers advice, humbly ask your coworkers for advice, for a change; ·         Take a risk and humbly … Continued