General Interest

Kitchen Elves Fuel Our Fellowship

Many Hands Make Light Work Do you have what it takes to be a Kitchen Elf? These are the fabulous Follen stalwarts who help make Coffee Hour happen. Kitchen Elves: put food trays out on tables keep the kitchen tidy run the dishwasher Can you give a hand at Coffee Hour this fall? Free “training” and new friends guaranteed! Email … Continued

A Musical Array for Ingathering

Music for both services this Sunday will feature the full range of talents and types, including the choir and soloists on prayerful works, Bach on the organ, Jewish congregational song accompanied by accordion, Kyle Johnson’s beautiful strumming on guitar, and the Staples Singers’ “Unlock Your Mind” to send the congregation out joyfully. If you want to contribute … Continued

A Follen Church Photo Directory Online? It’s a 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. All you have to do: 1. Type your name and email address here. 2. When you get an email from Breeze, click through to create your login. 3. … Continued

In the Community: Deep Denial of White Supremacy, Film on Economic Inequality

David Billings: Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life Friday, September 15, 6:30-8pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave, Boston, MA 02130 Author David Billings discusses his new book Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life. “No one speaks to racism and its cure better than David Billings, … Continued

RE News This Week

~ Nursery care this week is available for children through age 5 for two services, 9:30 and 11:30.  Our nursery is located on the ground floor of our building (enter through the side doors off the curved driveway, walk down the stairs and to the left).  Thanks to Melissa Hawkins and her staff of teen assistants … Continued

How Can I Donate Plants for the East Village Fair?

We need your donations of labeled, potted perennials to sell at the East Village Fair. Now is the time to divide and pot up your plants. Please label them with the name of the plant, sun or shade requirements, and color and height, if possible.  We are also asking for garden/plant related items and tools … Continued

In the Community: Healthcare, Peace-building and Turkey

Healthcare in the Trump Administration Tuesday, September 12th at 7pm, Lexington Depot “Will repeal, replace & save healthcare for ALL Americans,” Trump vowed. Now that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed, what can we expect in the way of reforms? At the end of his lecture we will explore how the … Continued

In the Interim: Not in Our Town

On Saturday, as I tried to prepare for a class I’m teaching, I found myself instead glued to my computer screen as I watched a group of religious leaders, along with author Cornel West, slowly make their way, arms linked, down the streets of Charlottesville, VA.  The live Ustream feed on Facebook showed them lining … Continued

In the Interim: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

During the last week of July I was in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC participating in the Unitarian Universalist Musician Network annual conference.  I have been part of UUMN for twenty years or more, first as the UUA liaison to that organization; later as part of the publishing team that developed the publications “Singing the … Continued