General Interest

Parish Board Signs Statement on Sanctuary

At its meeting on March 13, Follen’s Parish Board signed a Statement of Conscience regarding immigration and sanctuary. For further information, contact Parish Board Chair Anne Engelhart. ​”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 … Continued

RE News This Week

Thursday night OWL: 6:30pm, Community Center Meet a Bisexual You Already Know, 7pm, Anne Smith Room. The RE Team encourages parents of youth, and youth grades 8 and older to attend this Welcoming Congregation Committee presentation. Friday night FUUY Coffeehouse, 7-9pm Community Center Please join Follen’s youth for snacks, drinks and fabulous entertainment at the annual FUUY coffeehouse!  … Continued

In the Interim: Come Anyway

In the Bible, the Song of Songs (verse 2) calls to us, “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our … Continued

African American Directors Film Series

Friday evenings, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, and June 2; 7:30pm, Community Center and Marshman Center The classic film canon is dominated by stories told by white people about white people. The film industry markets many films by black people about black people primarily to black markets, so people living in areas … Continued

March Food for Thought — We want your feedback!

What did you think? If you were one of the 60 folks who made it to our “Listening to Black Lives Matter” session (the third of our new monthly “Food for Thought” programs), we want your feedback. Please share your thoughts with your hosts, the Adult Programs Task Force and Follen Responds to Racism.

The Silence of the Jams

The Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen has plenty of peanut butter but is short on jelly.  Jams and jellies will no longer be ignored! April is “Bring a Jar of Jelly to Church” month.  Preserve anti-discrimination: Donate a jar or two today.  Follen’s Social Justice Action Team — Making the world a little sweeter. 

Religious Education This Week

OWL class has a retreat on Saturday, March 18, from 3-9pm in the Marshman Center and offsite. This Sunday Nursery through grade 6: Regular classroom RE Coming of Age: 4:30pm, Community Center FUUY: 6:30pm, Community Center Meet a Bisexual You Already Know, March 23, 7pm, Anne Smith Room. The RE Team encourages parents of youth, and youth grades 8 and older to … Continued

Capital Campaign Selects Architect

Follen has chosen Maryann Thompson Architects (MTA) as the architect for the upcoming capital campaign, pending completion of a contract. The committee reached out to six recommended firms, received four proposals, interviewed three firms, and unanimously voted to hire MTA. During its 20-year history, the firm has compiled extensive experience working with complex architectural projects … Continued