Members Blog

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

Restricted Building Access Starts March 17

The Follen Safe Congregation Team has made some decisions regarding the use of our building during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary concern is for the ongoing safety of the congregation and our community. I hope you will be supportive of our decisions on this matter. We are officially closing the building for general use until further … Continued

COG Blog: Updates on Construction

Thank you, Alice Dunn and Valerie Perkins, for your tireless work and your weekly updates! Click on any photos to enlarge. Also, you can check out photo galleries from Joe Turner here. March 5 Update from your Construction Oversight Group Calling all landscape enthusiasts…it’s time to think SPRING planting!  We are planning a landscape ‘charrette’ … Continued

The Library is Live!

The Library Task Force is pleased to announce that the Eliza Cabot Follen Library is shelved and ready to go. This is the culmination of over a year of work to weed, purchase, process and organize a re-invigorated collection. The goal of the library is to house a highly curated and useful collection of circulating books … Continued

Black Lives Matter Banner Re-Dedication

by Robin Tartaglia, from Follen Responds to Racism (FRR) Two years ago, the FRR committee shepherded a proposed resolution through a year-long process of discussion and education that resulted in an overwhelming vote at Annual Meeting to adopt an antiracism resolution. This resolution declared the church’s desire to be an intentionally and proactively antiracist congregation; … Continued

Coming Soon – A New Follen LIbrary!

A small team of library-loving Follenites has been working for over a year designing a newly-invigorated non-fiction circulating library for Follen. We are planning for a collection that supports the work of our Action Teams and aligns with the interests and concerns of our members. A year ago, we partially weeded the former collection and … Continued

Backstory of the Backdrop

Stephen Ervin Helps Us Dream Big FOLLEN 2019: The painted backdrop now in the chancel arch is a midwinter offering to the community, to try to share some of the vision of the epochal transformation of Follen Church now underway, and that will unfold in the next weeks, months, and years. The depiction of new spaces/activities … Continued

Follen Holiday Happenings

Sunday Services Sunday December 8, 10:30am Baroque Advent Music Service with Adult Choir and period instrumentalists Sunday December 15, 10:30am  Rev. Claire returns, On-the-Spot Pageant Also: Community Center Dedication, Giving Tree Collection, Mitten Tree Collection, Cookie Distribution Sunday December 22, 10:30am Klezmer Service (Learn how to participate!) Sunday December 29, 10:30am Jazz and Poetry Service Special … Continued