General Interest

Building and Grounds Action Team: Keeping Follen Standing Strong

Adding to Alex Bromley’s recent post about the workings of Program Council, Chris Walters now expands our Leaders Blog to include reflections on the work done by Follen’s 7 Action Teams.  The Follen octagon is the oldest standing church structure in the Town of Lexington, and it is the Buildings and Grounds Action Team’s responsibility … Continued

In the Community: Sustainability, ArtWalk, Coffeehouse, Cohousing

Art Walk Lexington Call for Artists Artists are being sought to submit their two, or three-dimensional works for display in retailers windows along Massachusetts Ave. Lexington is again having its ArtWalk this November from the 8th – 28th, with a Gallery Night and curator-led tour in Lexington Center on November 10th. Artwork will be displayed … Continued

What’s Clucking with Kiva?

Supporting Marie Jeannine, and More on November 6 Marie Jeannine, a single mother of six from Madagascar (see photo), makes her living raising chickens. Through Follen’s Kiva Program, we made a loan to this active and resourceful woman to buy 100 chicks and their feed. Hers is just one of the almost 1,000 loans we’ve … Continued

Your Spiritual Autobiography: A Writing Exploration

In this new Follen class, you can explore, through writing, the story of your own life in relationship to all the rest of life, the life force, the universe, God, or whatever is spiritually meaningful to you. All you need is a story and the desire to write some of it down and share it … Continued

In the Interim: Thoughts from Deborah Weiner, Interim DRE

We are heading into the final few weeks of what has been known, for years, as the Silly Season: the time when our country is focused on political campaigns and what both politicians and pundits are saying. I worked in local politics for a few years, when I was Director of the Department of Cultural … Continued

Octagon Dinners Return

These popular dinners, held in the homes of members and firends, are a unique opportunity to connect in a small-group setting. This year, they will take place over the two weekends of October 29 & 30, and November 5 & 6 (Saturday and Sunday nights). Sign up to either attend or to host during coffee hour … Continued

In the Community: Art, Follies, Helping Girls and Refugees

Arlington Open Studios Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm, Arlington Open Studios, Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street Visit Follen artists Kevin McCarthy, Janet Smith, and Jane Spickett this weekend. See their work.  Follen Youth in LCA Follies Lexington Christian Academy, October 29, 7pm Lexington Christian Academy (48 Bartlett Ave, Lexington) presents The Chamber Singers in “Broadway … Continued

In the Interim: Thoughts from Deborah Weiner, Interim DRE

As some of you know, I am a lifelong Unitarian Universalist with a strong Jewish culture – and family – behind me.  My father was raised an Orthodox Jew, and his very open-minded and loving parents decided, when he fell in love with a woman who was not of his faith, to maintain relations with … Continued

Volunteer Service Network Changes Leadership

A big Follen Thank You goes out to Amy Horsburgh  and Caroline Jacobs.  After a very successful tenure as the coordinators of the Volunteer Service Network (VSN), Amy and Caroline have passed on the mantle. Under their leadership the VSN implemented the use of the computer program Lotsa Helping Hands. In addition the number of … Continued