General Interest

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

“How to Run a Meeting” Resources

How to Run a Meeting Looking to sharpen your skills at running a meeting at Follen? You’ve come to the right place! A terrific training session was held on Sept. 18, 2022, led by Brian Cali with the active participation of about 15 experienced Follen leaders contributing their ideas and suggestions. You can view a … Continued

September Letter from Coordinating Team

Dear Follen Members and Friends, The air is turning cool and the season for apples, hot toddies, and slow-cooker meals is upon us.  We hope that families have had a successful re-entry to schools, and that everyone is staying safe. We are in our space. On Monday, September 19, Parish Board and Program Council had … Continued

FUUN! The Follen UU Network

Join in the FUUN – The Follen UU Network Make new connections and celebrate the interdependent web that brings us all together! The Community & Hospitality Action Team (CHAT) is launching a new program at Follen this church year – The Follen UU Network (FUUN). Meeting new people can be tough, especially in our growing … Continued

Worship Themes 2022-23

September – The Secret of Life October –  Creativity November –Transcendence December – Lost and Found January – Connections February – Heat March – Mortality April – The Unknown May – Story June – Bloom September – The Secret of Life – three poems inspired this theme: “The Secret” by Denise Levertov; “Secret of Life” … Continued