General Interest

Register Your Children or Youth

Do you have children or youth involved in Follen’s Religious Education programs?

Did you know that if your children are “only” involved with FUUY (our high school youth group), or OWL (our values-based human sexuality curriculum for 8th graders), or Coming of Age (for 10th graders), you still must register your child?  It’s true.

Please complete all four forms on Registration Information and Forms.

Include your child’s activity fee (if this is a hardship for you, please talk to Deb Weiner) and return to the RE office on the second floor of the church, mail it in, or hand it to Deb, another member of the staff, or a member of the RE Action Team.

Youth and children MUST be registered by October 2 for the year; you’ll be receiving a phone call or email from an RE Team person or Deb if you have not yet registered…this is for your child’s safety, and the church’s – please register now!

Summer Services Shine!

Follen’s first-in-living-memory Summer Services were an amazing success! They nurtured and inspired an average of 81 attendees per Sunday, with a high of 115! The sanctuary rang with gorgeous piano music (Thank you, Shaylor!), a pick-up choir (Thank you, Tyler!), and the wise words of six different Follenites (Thank you, Hillary, Claire, Susanne, Parisa, Casper, … Continued

Honoring Debra Zagaeski

Debra Zagaeski, our long-term former Director of Religious Education (DRE) will be visiting Follen on Sunday, September 25th for church and coffee hour. For the many whose lives she touched over her 7 years as the Director of Religious Education, we have several ways in which you can express your appreciation for her service to … Continued

East Village Fair Raffle News

Who doesn’t like to hear his or her name announced as the winner? This year there will be raffles on the two Sunday coffee hours before the fair and at the First Chance Café Friday evening, September 30. Plan ahead: included in the raffle prizes available at the Café will be two tickets to the Lexington Symphony for the night … Continued

Growing Vegetables, Growing Community

Pick a Day in October To Be a Gardener Follen commits to work at Lexington’s Interfaith Garden, where 14 houses of worship team up to grow fresh produce for the Lexington Food Pantry. We need two workers each on: Tuesday, October 4 & 11, 4:30 to 6 pm Saturday, October 22, 8:30 to 10 am If … Continued

Religious Education Classes Begin This Sunday

Follen’s Religious Education programs start this Sunday at 10:30. Please note: All classes run until 11:40am Parents of children in Nursery-Grade 2 must pick up their children. Children in other grades will be released unless parents request otherwise (to dre@follenorg) Curricula and Locations PreK-K:  “We Are Many, We Are One” below Sanctuary Grades 1/2: “Special Times” in Potter … Continued

We Still Need More RE Leaders

Religious Education registration will continue this week following worship.  While we need two teachers for regular classes for grades PreK-8, we still are urgently seeking the following: 1 trained OWL teacher, male or genderqueer or transgender 1 or 2 Coming of Age Advisors (these are not mentors, these are advisors who lead COA for the … Continued

Looking for a Special Needs Assistant in RE

Follen’s Religious Education program seeks a special needs aide to work with students in our Our Whole Lives (values-based human sexuality education for eighth graders) curriculum. Training in child psychology, special education, communication disorders, or related fields is strongly preferred. This position would begin almost immediately and conclude in May; it is possible that other … Continued