General Interest

The 8th UU Principle at Follen

The 8th UU Principle Guides Our Journey Towards Spiritual Wholeness At our annual meeting on May 25, our congregation will vote on whether to adopt the 8th Principle, a multifaceted and antiracist commitment that captures the spiritual values of our denomination. The 8th UU Principle: We…covenant to affirm and promote: journeying towards spiritual wholeness … Continued

A Transition in Our Worship Offerings

This message is from the Worship and Music Action Team and Rev. Claire about our plans for online worship going forward into the next church year. We sent a message to our most frequent Zoomers (usually about 40 or so each Sunday) before sharing this message with the rest of the congregation. May 2022 Dear … Continued

CityReach 2022

FUUY Overnight at CityReach by Caleb Hyde-Petersen, Youth Program Coordinator On the weekend of April 29th-30th, 7 youth members of the Follen UU Youth (FUUY) Group, along with their Youth Program Coordinators and Advisors, participated in the CityReach program, sponsored by Ecclesia Ministries – Common Cathedral. This was the first time FUUY had been able … Continued

Question Box Service

Question Box Service April 24, 2022 The following questions came in (on notecards and through an online form) during the April 24 Question Box service. Here you can read the eleven questions Rev. Claire had time to answer, and the remaining unanswered questions, many of which will appear as “conversation starters” on our Facebook page … Continued

Partner Church Helping Ukraine Aid Efforts

Here is a note from Rev. Jozsef at Follen’s Partner Church about the way they are participating in efforts to help Ukraine. From Rev. Jozsef: “I have just been sent a report on aid and transport in Ukraine. If you would like to send it to the committee and church members.” Dear friends, dear siblings … Continued

March Letter from Coordinating Team

March 31, 2022 Dear Follen Members and Friends, As we enter spring, we hope you get a chance to venture outside and witness the changing of another season. The world is still uncertain, filled with pandemic worry and geopolitical unrest, but what is certain is the strength of our Follen Community to learn from each … Continued

Fundraising for Partner Church

Partner Church Committee needs $1,500 to aid Transylvania students Each December, Follen’s PCC asks parishioners for small donations to help students attending our partner church in Sentmihaly, Transylvania, to cover education-related costs.  These donations enable middle school students, for example, to take a bus to a Hungarian school 30 miles away.  These students must travel … Continued

Music Program Steering Committee Presentation

Music Program Steering Committee Presents… The Follen Music Program Steering Committee hosted three sessions on Zoom, where they shared the results of all their hard work. They walked attendees through the steps of the process they took to create their Vision Statement, Mission Statement, evaluation of Follen’s Core Values, and their Charter for the Music … Continued