General Interest

Will Follen Have Summer Services Again This Year?

You Bet We Will! For the second year running, Follen will have a worship service every Sunday through the summer, June 18 – September 3. They will be led by trained professional worship leaders (like Rev. Parisa Parsa, right, on July 23) and feature music by pianist Shaylor Lindsay. Services will last about 45 minutes instead of the usual hour, and … Continued

RE News This Week

Sunday May 28 No religious education program or Nursery care on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day weekend) Sunday June 4 Children Ages 6-12: One-Room Schoolhouse RE, led by Jody Gray-Linden Nursery Care: For infants through age 5 Read Interim DRE Deb Weiner’s latest blog post: “In the Interim: Coming of Age”

Will Follen Have Summer Services Again This Year? You Bet We Will!

Back by popular demand, Follen’s summer services begin on Sunday June 18, when (the newly Rev.) Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick kicks them off. Follenites Jane Spickett, Rev. Parisa Parsa, and Susan Halliday-Quinn will also preach, as well as Rev. Susanne Intriligator, who will lead the gathered congregation four Sundays in a row. Watch the summer newsletter — yes, … Continued

Follen’s Annual Meeting: Affirming That Black Lives Matter

At last night’s annual meeting, a record number of Follenites crowded into the Community Center to: elect new officers approve the budget and pass — by a wide margin — a landmark resolution, “Advancing Follen Church as an Antiracist Congregation.” A motion was made to separate out one portion of the resolution — pertaining to a banner — but … Continued

A New Teaching Schedule for Religious Education in 2017-2018

Starting in September, Follen will be moving to a new religious education teaching schedule that is designed to provide more flexibility for parent volunteers, more support for teachers, and more stability and continuity for the children and youth being taught! The teaching schedule will be divided into two terms, each with thirteen or fourteen slots.  … Continued

In the Interim: Coming of Age

My “most favorite” Sunday of the year is Coming of Age Sunday.  The two services Follen had on May 21st were joyful and filled with the beliefs and learnings our fourteen Coming of Age program graduates held in their minds and hearts.  They blessed us with their vision, their hopes for the future, their connection … Continued

In the Community: Democracy, Solar Canopy, Lexington Co-op

Democracy Demands Engagement May 18, May 26, June 15, 7-9pm, Temple Isaiah State Rep Jay Kaufman hosts a workshop on public engagement Read/Download event flyer for Democracy Demands Engagement Trinity Covenant Church Dedicates Its Solar Canopy Saturday May 20, 4-4:30, Trinity Church, Lexington Pastor Chris Haydon and the congregation of Trinity Covenant Church would like … Continued

What Happened This Year? Follen Publishes Annual Report 2017

Just what have we been up to at Follen since September? SO much. From Ingathering and welcoming new staff, to our special service after the election, through Christmas and the FUUY service, right up to the Anti-Racism Resolution, it’s been a busy busy year. We are growing and changing, responding to events both personal and … Continued

Resolution: Advancing Follen As an Anti-Racist Congregation

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 to 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