Members Blog

Landscaping Photos!

From Saturday June 27: A hardy band of Follenites braved the heat and threat of thunderstorms last Saturday to plant shrubs around the Sanctuary and Community Center, and to spread a veritable mountain range of wood chips around the entire rear area of the parking lot to keep down weeds and over time to break … Continued

Consider a Covenant Group!

Covenant Groups Are you in a Covenant Group? Do you want to be? Covenant Groups are small groups of Follenites who meet monthly (currently via Zoom). Each time there is a different set of readings we review and discuss that align with our monthly themes and the spiritual exercises, which we may also examine. These gatherings are a chance … Continued

New Support Group

Interested in joining a new support group for people experiencing financial and/or employment challenges? Based on expressions of interest, and with the exacerbation of these issues due to the pandemic, Follen is considering the formation of a support group for those experiencing financial and/or employment challenges. This would be an opportunity for mutual support and listening, … Continued

Annual Report and Yearbook 2020

Presenting . . . the Annual Report 2020, beautifully put together by Meg Muckenhoupt ahead of the Annual Meeting on May 27, 2020! The Follen Yearbook 2020 is a longer, more detailed chronicle of the year, published June 25, 2020.  

Letter from Safety Team: Weddings and Funerals

Dear Follen Members and Friends, By now you may have read or heard of the upcoming wedding that will take place in the Follen sanctuary on June 20.  The request for this event prompted the Safe Congregation Group to create the following policy with respect to building use during this pandemic prior to our agreement … Continued

Letter from Worship and Music

Music Program Update – June 3, 2020 Gordon Hardy Dear Follen Community, We’re writing with a brief update on Follen’s music program. Those who have attended our virtual Zoom worship services have heard our music professionals and volunteers record or play wonderful live music for these gatherings. When our Zoom summer services begin on June … Continued

Art Show “Openings” Video

Our first art show in the new building was ready to go, and then we closed the building! Travel inside with this 15-minute video, and learn more on the Art Gallery page!

Did you see the Flower Communion video?

Thanks, Andy Wells-Bean, for putting together this video of digital flowers, submitted by many many Follenites! It should be fun to see during the Artic Blast this weekend. Check out the video.   

Follen Mandala Project

Are you looking for a way to fill some of the time spent at home these days? Carolyn Kingston has offered to guide your family through an easy-to-do art project: coloring and creating Mandalas. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle, and mandalas are designs within a circle. Circular patterns are found everywhere in nature … Continued

A Letter from the Lay Ministers

March 22, 2020   Dear Friends,   Your Lay Ministry Team has been reaching out this week to everyone with a personal phone call: offering a listening ear, loving support, resources, and kind words.  We also received many good ideas, suggestions, affirmations, and words of support.  Thank you all. This task is still in process, … Continued