General Interest

WARRANT for the 2017 Annual Meeting of Follen Church

WARRANT for the 2017 Annual Meeting of Follen Church To the members of Follen Church: You are requested to assemble in the Community Center of the Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 ARTICLE I   To receive and act on the report of the Parish Minister. ARTICLE … Continued

In the Community: Women in WWII, Volunteer in Nicaragua

Women of the Greatest Generation: Stories of Faith, Hope, Love, and Courage Saturday, June 4, 2:30-4pm, Hancock Church, Lexington Women of the Greatest Generation Volunteering Opportunity, Fuller Center for Housing July 1-8, Nicaragua Spend a week building homes in Nicaragua. Contact Follen member Laura Maltby and see Fuller Center for Housing.

Follen Staff Perspectives on Black Lives Matter

At Follen’s Annual Meeting on May 24, The group Follen Responds to Racism will offer a resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” The resolution affirms that Follen will commit work proactively, internally and in the wider world, to support racial justice and the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, to include hanging a banner. … Continued

In the Interim: Intention and Reality

A long time ago, when I was working for the Unitarian Universalist Association, I facilitated a workshop on congregational growth and outreach for UU churches in the Detroit, MI area.  There were a lot of people in the room, including some people of color.  One of them was a longtime UU, an elderly African American … Continued

Going to Miss Annual Meeting? Use a Proxy to Vote on Your Behalf

At the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 24, Follen members will vote on next year’s budget and officers, as well as on a resolution to become more intentionally anti-racist. For those who cannot attend: the Follen by-laws state that any voting member whose attendance at any meeting is inhibited may deposit a written proxy authorizing … Continued

Update on Follen and Sanctuary

In March Parish Board voted to sign the following statement: “As people of faith and people of conscience, we pledge to resist the newly elected administration’s policy proposals to target and deport millions of undocumented immigrants and discriminate against marginalized communities. We will open up our congregations and communities as sanctuary spaces for those targeted … Continued

FUUY supports CityReach in Boston – Your Help Is Needed!

FUUY has voted to participate in an amazing opportunity called City Reach. On May 12-13, our youth will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about homelessness from people who have experienced it. During the 20-hour session, participants join CityReach staff in street ministry and offer hospitality, food and clothing. This is followed by times of sharing and … Continued