General Interest

Why Not Try Out the Lexington Interfaith Garden This Summer?

July:  Tuesday 7/11 at 4:30 pm; Saturday 7/22 at 8am August: Tuesday, 8/1  at 4:30 pm; Saturday 8/12 at 8am; Tuesday 8/22 at 4:30 pm In the great outdoors, spend a sociable 90 minutes weeding behind First Parish UU Church in Lexington, to grow edibles for the Lexington Food Pantry. If you can help out, contact Janet Lane or browse the … Continued

In the Community: Rally Against Hate

Rally Against Hate Sunday, June 11, 6pm, Lexington Battle Green This event is not only a response to the acts of hate that have taken place in Lexington but a statement of who we are as members of this community and what we stand for. Rabbi David Lerner, Rev. Barbara Callaghan, Dr. Mary Czajkowski and … Continued

We Shared the Plate with Black Lives Matter Cambridge

Follen once again demonstrated its support for justice-minded groups with a generous $2,184 donation to Black Lives Matter Cambridge. The money will help them put on a symposium on June 24 entitled “Envisioning and Working Toward an Equitable Future,” which will focus on achieving racial justice and social equity in MetroNorth Boston, and will feature BLM cofounder Patrisse … Continued

RE News This Week

Sunday June 4 Nursery care  For infants through age 5 Children Ages 6-12: One-Room Schoolhouse RE, led by Jody Gray-Linden FUUY: End-of-the-year BBQ beginning at 5:30 PM Sunday June 11 An All-Ages Service honoring the transitions in our lives, highlighting our graduating high school seniors, 10:30 AM Nursery Care  For infants through age 5 Special Cake honoring our high school graduates at … Continued

In the Interim: The Path to Tomorrow

Even though the weather doesn’t show it, we’re headed into summer and in a few weeks, we’ll mark the ‘official’ end of the regular church year and the beginning of a slower, reflective time.  Although the prevailing behavior in many Unitarian Universalist congregations was to shut the doors in the summer time (and, some suggested, … Continued

Will Follen Have Summer Services Again This Year?

You Bet We Will! For the second year running, Follen will have a worship service every Sunday through the summer, June 18 – September 3. They will be led by trained professional worship leaders (like Rev. Parisa Parsa, right, on July 23) and feature music by pianist Shaylor Lindsay. Services will last about 45 minutes instead of the usual hour, and … Continued

RE News This Week

Sunday May 28 No religious education program or Nursery care on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day weekend) Sunday June 4 Children Ages 6-12: One-Room Schoolhouse RE, led by Jody Gray-Linden Nursery Care: For infants through age 5 Read Interim DRE Deb Weiner’s latest blog post: “In the Interim: Coming of Age”

Will Follen Have Summer Services Again This Year? You Bet We Will!

Back by popular demand, Follen’s summer services begin on Sunday June 18, when (the newly Rev.) Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick kicks them off. Follenites Jane Spickett, Rev. Parisa Parsa, and Susan Halliday-Quinn will also preach, as well as Rev. Susanne Intriligator, who will lead the gathered congregation four Sundays in a row. Watch the summer newsletter — yes, … Continued

Follen’s Annual Meeting: Affirming That Black Lives Matter

At last night’s annual meeting, a record number of Follenites crowded into the Community Center to: elect new officers approve the budget and pass — by a wide margin — a landmark resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” A motion was made to separate out one portion of the resolution — pertaining to a banner — but … Continued