General Interest

New Support Group

Interested in joining a new support group for people experiencing financial and/or employment challenges? Based on expressions of interest, and with the exacerbation of these issues due to the pandemic, Follen is considering the formation of a support group for those experiencing financial and/or employment challenges. This would be an opportunity for mutual support and listening, … Continued

Obituary for David Parke, Follen Interim Pastor 1992-93

DAVID PARKE, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST MINISTER AND HISTORIAN, DIES David B. Parke, a Unitarian Universalist minister, historian, and editor, died of natural causes (brain hemorrhage) on June 6, 2020 in Boston, MA. As a preacher and pastor, Parke advocated a tough-minded, biblically grounded, ethically committed liberal religious faith. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1928 and ordained … Continued

Annual Report and Yearbook 2020

Presenting . . . the Annual Report 2020, beautifully put together by Meg Muckenhoupt ahead of the Annual Meeting on May 27, 2020! The Follen Yearbook 2020 is a longer, more detailed chronicle of the year, published June 25, 2020.  

Letter from Safety Team: Weddings and Funerals

Dear Follen Members and Friends, By now you may have read or heard of the upcoming wedding that will take place in the Follen sanctuary on June 20.  The request for this event prompted the Safe Congregation Group to create the following policy with respect to building use during this pandemic prior to our agreement … Continued

Letter from Worship and Music

Music Program Update – June 3, 2020 Gordon Hardy Dear Follen Community, We’re writing with a brief update on Follen’s music program. Those who have attended our virtual Zoom worship services have heard our music professionals and volunteers record or play wonderful live music for these gatherings. When our Zoom summer services begin on June … Continued

June Spiritual Exercise: Fire

June – Fire “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” –Albert Schweitzer Reflect on a person who rekindled your spark when you needed it the most. Is … Continued

Did you see the Flower Communion video?

Thanks, Andy Wells-Bean, for putting together this video of digital flowers, submitted by many many Follenites! It should be fun to see during the Artic Blast this weekend. Check out the video.   

Follen Family RE: May

Ideas for Follen Kids: 31 Ideas for 31 Days in May Looking for ideas of fun things to do as a family or for your kids? This month’s theme is Rituals. Here’s a list for daily activities for the month of May. We hope you’ll find some inspiration, and do any that you choose with … Continued

May Spiritual Exercise: Ritual

May– Ritual Your ritual this month is one of gratitude and mindfulness. At sunrise—if you are an early bird—or sunset, if you prefer—take a moment to look at the sky. Stop the hustle and bustle and go outside if at all possible, for at least one brief minute. Breathe. Look at the sun rising or … Continued