General Interest

All I Want for Christmas/ Hanukkah Is a Can of Beans?

(To donate at church on January 8) Yes, put a can of beans on your holiday wish list in preparation for Follen’s January Can Drive. You “can” be a real human “bean” and help stock local food pantries. On the following three Sundays in January, bring tuna fish, peanut butter, and then pasta. But start the … Continued

Help the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Fight Back!

Information from the LDBPI The Peace Institute needs your support to fully restore the line item for survivors of homicide victims (4513-1098) in the state budget after Governor Baker made significant cuts. This funding from the state budget includes money we need for staff salaries so we can continue to be there for families when they … Continued

Members Blog: Possibility

Follen Member and artist Cristina Burwell continues our Members Blog. She writes on December’s worship theme, Possibility.  I have always thought that in The Great Scheme of Things, opportunities were placed in front of us, and it was our human responsibility to stay vigilant to spotting them and doing something about them. I still believe … Continued

In the Interim: Pieces of a Life, Hung with Ribbons

Last Saturday night, Ben and I put up our Christmas tree. We got it – as always – from Follen’s lot. This was the first year that our younger daughter, Abby, wasn’t with us for this ritual. (She’s arriving home from New Orleans on December 23- way too late to be putting up the tree … Continued

Holiday Greetings from Our Transylvania Partner Church

Follen’s Partner Church committee recently received this note from the minister of our Partner Church in Transylvania, Romania. Dear Follen Church, We are getting ready for the year-end Christmas holiday. We are endeavoring to make it magical and filled with joy for our members and especially for the children. I trust that your congregation will … Continued

Life Planning for Adult Children with Special Needs Workshop

Eight Tuesday Evenings Starting January 17 (Exact dates TBD)   Follen’s Caring Congregation Committee will be offering an 8 session educational supportive workshop that covers the multiple aspects of Long-term Planning for an Adult Child with Special Needs.  Series includes a speaker on legal/financial aspects as well as a presentation on community resources and care management. To register or for more … Continued

Summer Jobs for UU Young Adults

The Star Island Corporation is currently accepting applications for our summer staff. If you are not already familiar with Star Island, we run a seasonal religious and educational conference center off the New Hampshire coast and hire approximately 100 college-aged people to work from mid-June to mid-September.  As our roots are linked to the UU … Continued

Follen Seeks An Administrative Assistant

Follen’s Finances and Human Resources Action Team has approved the hiring of a part-time administrative assistant to aid Rev. Susanne, the Director of Community Engagement. They have listed a job description and application information on several sites. Read/ Download Administrative Assistant job description To apply for the position, please send resume and cover letter to: … Continued