General Interest

In the Interim: Joy and Woe, Woven Fine

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

In the Community: WhaleCoast Alaska

WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 UU EcoTourism Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 is for you!  Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program this summer.  See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs, with friendly homestays and unique tour activities.  See wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, whales, … Continued

In the Interim: The Values We Hold Dear

I am one of those people who – despite current disturbing news about him – has loved the stories woven by Garrison Keillor on the old Prairie Home Companion…particularly his stories about the mythical town in which he grew up, Lake Wobegon, where “all the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the … Continued

In the Community: Immigration Cantata, Cultural Survival Bazaars, Christmas Cards and Concert

The Immigrant Experience Cantata Sunday, December 10, 10:30am, Winchester Unitarian Society On Sunday, December 10th, during the 10:30 a.m. service at the Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main St., the combined choirs of the Winchester Unitarian Society and the Arlington Street Church in Boston will perform The Immigrant Experience, a new work by WUS Music Director John Kramer. This timely piece reflects the … Continued

Need a Follen Phone Number? Try Breeze.  

Would you like an easy way to look up other members online — and to track your giving and volunteering? Try Follen’s new online service for members, called Breeze. To create a FREE user account: 1. Type your name and email address here. 2. When you get an email from Breeze, click through to create your login. … Continued

Kitchen Elves Needed

Want an easy and fun way to meet and connect with other Follenites?  Please join us in the kitchen as a kitchen elf, helping to serve food at coffee  hour after church. If interested contact Erin Malone.

A Reminder from the Caring Congregation Committee 

Parent support is available on an individual basis to caretakers of children with special issues or needs in the Follen community. Professionals and veteran families are available to talk by phone or in person. If there are enough interested parents, the parent support group will be resumed. CCC may be contacted by email at Examples … Continued

Holiday Stress?

It’s that time of year again! If you are feeling stressed, remember that lay ministry and CCC for families with children with special needs are available year-round to help. for one-on-one, confidential pastoral care for advice and friendly support around caring for children with special needs.

‘Tis the Season — The Kiva Goat Is Talking to You

Hello Follenites! Many of you asked why there is no Kiva collection at service this year.  The answer is that the Kiva goat was concerned about his hooved and non-hooved friends in Puerto Rico impacted by the hurricane and asked that the Share the Plate go to them this year. If, however, you have a tradition … Continued

The Giving Tree This Sunday

Pick Up Tags December 3 and 10. Drop Gifts December 17. Each year Follen Church and its members generously commit to giving gifts to those in need during the holiday season. This year we will again be supporting four organizations: the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Youth Services, Renewal House, and Hildebrand Family Self-Help … Continued