Leaders Blog

Leaders Blog: Turning Resolution into Action

At annual meeting in May, Follen made a striking commitment, a bold assertion: that we will become an intentionally and proactively antiracist congregation. How we will do that? Public witness, in the form of a banner affirming that black lives matter, dominated much of the conversation this spring. A subgroup composed of folks from the … Continued

Leaders Blog: Pledging As a Spiritual Exercise

Chris Farnham (right, with his family) is Follen’s 2017 Stewardship Chair. He wrote this essay as a Personal Point, and he gave it in a worship service two years ago, on January 11, 2015. Chris’s words touched many listeners, and several asked for a copy. It’s worth revisiting during Stewardship season. Hello, my name is Chris Farnham, husband to … Continued

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

What’s Happening at Program Council?

Our worship theme this month is “Calling.” Although I’m a proud atheist, I have certainly felt called to service at Follen, as I think we really are only as strong as the willingness of our members to serve. Despite that, I am always more than a little shocked whenever someone at Follen asks me to … Continued