General Interest

It’s Time for the Giving Tree

With the holidays approaching faster than we can imagine, it is time to start thinking about the Giving Tree! Each year Follen Church and its members generously commit to giving gifts to those in need during the holiday season. Helping Four Organizations This year we will again be supporting four organizations: the Department of Children … Continued

In the Interim: Note to Self: Be Brave

I’ve been in Denver, CO at the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Fall Conference, immersed in learning along with more than 200 Religious Educators and 30 UUA staff members, on how to build brave spaces in our lives and how to encourage brave conversations among children, youth, and adults we minister to.  The original idea … Continued

In the Interim: For All the Saints

Perhaps you know the beloved hymn that begins:  “For all the saints, who from their labors rest; who thee by faith before the world confessed.  Thy name most holy, be forever blest, alleluia – alleluia.” It was a British school hymn written by Ralph Vaughn Williams, now used in Unitarian Universalist ceremonial occasions to honor … Continued

New Art Exhibit: “Local Color”

Anne Smith Gallery, October 28 – December 9 David Hummon paints watercolors to capture a sense of place, using color and line, buildings and people to convey local character.  Mary Hummon explores emotion, color, and drama in watercolor and acrylic paintings, working directly from nature or more abstractly in her studio.

Octagon Dinners Signups This Sunday

Dinners November 4-5 and 11-12 in Follenites’ homes A unique opportunity to connect in a small-group setting, these dinners will take place over the two weekends, on Saturday and Sunday evenings.  Sign up to either attend or host during Coffee Hour. Any questions, just ask Steph Chiha.

Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico

Donate October 30 – November 10, Hancock Church As members of the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association, Revs. Claire and Susanne ask Follen to join in a LICA effort spearheaded by Hancock Church. Hancock will pay for the rental and transport of a 40-foot shipping container of relief supplies to Puerto Rico — and all of … Continued

RE News This Week

OWL Saturday, October 28, 3-7pm, Marshman Center FUUY Picnic Sunday, October 29, 1-4pm, Tower Park, Lexington We’ll provide the subs and calzones; sign up to bring a dish or beverage. (Rain Location: Community Center) Middle School Youth Group Kickoff Meeting Sunday, October 29, 5:30-7:30, Community Center All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to a Pizza Party and Get … Continued

Capital Campaign Passes $2.4 Million,  Approaches $2.75 Million

Reaching Out for Final Pledges and 100% Participation The Follen Capital Campaign is reaching out to gather the final pledges from the congregation by early November. “We are confident we will reach the goal, but we need every pledge to get there,” said Brad Howe, Capital Campaign Chair. “We’re aiming for 100 percent participation. If you haven’t … Continued

In the Community: Gun Violence Prevention, Refugee Stories

Justice and Healing, An Evening with AG Maura Healey and Liz Walker Thursday, November 2, 7pm, Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley Follen’s Gun Violence Prevention Group recommends this event. Learn from these leaders in leaders in gun violence prevention and healing of those traumatized by gun violence.   Yearning To Breathe Free: Refugee Stories Through Music, Words, … Continued