General Interest

Follen Blesses the Animals

Sixty-five humans — plus a good number of dogs, a cat, and a gekko — attended Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick’s July 10 Blessing of the Animals service in the Community Center. To see a short video of the final blessing go to Blessing the Animals        

Summer Services: A Great Success!

Follen’s first-ever Summer Services are off to a flying start: 94 attended the first one, 75 came to the second one, and 47 people attended last Sunday. 47 on July 4th weekend! Congratulations to Hillary, who is preaching most of the summer, and to the hardworking Worship and Music Action Team, who dreamed up this scheme and … Continued

Second Summer Service: 75 Attend

Hillary challenged us: “Where does your compassion start and where does it end? Find those edges, know them, hold them, converse with them. Really.” Read more about the June 26 worship service.

Restoration and Summer Showcase at the UUUM

Series celebrates music, art, and culture in Roxbury Events will take place even as major work continues refurbishing the meetinghouse’s exterior. This Sunday soprano Juana Monsalve from Colombia sings Latin Folk music accompanied by guitar and percussion at 4 pm. Children will enjoy “Mum Bets World,” on Wednesday, July 20, 2 pm, and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Intensive Community Program Strings Chamber Concert, Thursday, … Continued

The First Summer Service: A Great Success!

A group of youth sang a wonderful song, Rev. Claire prayed for Orlando, and 95 people came! “Coffee Hour” officially became “Lemonade and Cookies Outside in the Shade Hour.” To watch the video go to Sanctuary.  

Spiritual Exercise for June: Sanctuary

Choose a place you can visit easily, every day. Maybe it is your backyard; maybe it is a spot by the Charles River, or a bench along the bike path. Maybe it is the Follen sanctuary. Maybe it is your very own bed. Go to this place every day — for a week, or hey, try the whole month! — … Continued

Lex Eat Needs Volunteers for July and August 

Lex Eat Together provides a free weekly meal to anyone in need of food and/or companionship — and it needs help over the summer. Volunteers are needed on Wednesday evenings to help with set-up, serving, and clean-up. High school students, can earn community service hours. The work is easy and the atmosphere highly congenial. Sign up at Lex Eat volunteers and thank you. … Continued

“Pirates of Penzance” Operetta DVD and Photo Orders

What a show it was! To order photos or DVDs of our 2016 operetta, please complete this Pirates Google Form. Once your order is submitted, you will receive an email within 48 hours, letting you know how much is due and how to submit payment. For questions, contact Melissa Hawkins at