Members Blog

The Results are In! Grades 6-8 Class Share Survey

Follen Religious Journey Survey Results If you were in the service on Sunday, January 28th, 2024, there was a survey in the order of service that asked about your journey to Unitarian Universalism and what your beliefs are today. That morning, the Uppers RE Class, composed of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, lit the chalice … Continued

Help Students from our Partner Church

Partner Church Youths Need Your Help! For more than 30 years, Follen congregants have made small private donations annually to help students from our Partner Church in Transylvania with education experiences. Currently, eight students there need $300 each annually to meet education expenses. Several years ago, the Romanian government closed the middle school in Sentmihaly, the … Continued

Fall 2023 Letter from Coordinating Team

November 2023 Dear Follen Community, The fall season at Follen has been joyous and eventful with high levels of attendance at Sunday services, a successful East Village Fair and hosting the annual Lexington Interfaith Community Association (LICA) Thanksgiving service.  We are looking forward to a full holiday season with many opportunities to build community such … Continued

June Letter from Coordinating Team

June 2023 Greetings from the Follen Coordinating Team! The end of the Church Year is upon us, and the Coordinating Team would like to thank everyone who helped out at Follen this year. Thanks to the Program Council, Parish Board, Staff, Action Teams, Family Support Team, Coffee Elves, RE Teachers, Safety Team, Ushers, Lay Ministers, … Continued

Introducing the Long-Term Planning Team

Follen’s Parish Board is delighted to announce the appointment of a team of 6 creative, thoughtful, and committed members to lead the development of a long-term plan for Follen Church, to be approved at the May 2024 Annual Meeting. Please join us in welcoming and pledging your support to the long-term planning (LTP) team:  Brian … Continued

May Letter from Coordinating Team

May 17, 2023 Dear Follen Members and Friends, We are writing to share updates from meetings of the Program Council (“PC” – the operational governing board of the church) on May 8 and Parish Board (“PB” – responsible for church policy and financial oversight) on May 15. Long Term Planning Team.  Parish Board is delighted … Continued

Partner Church Committee: We Need You!

Dwindling Partner Church Committee (PCC) needs YOU!   Due to members moving away, Follen’s PCC has shrunk and very much needs new persons to join. If you’ve wanted to get more involved at Follen without adding too much to your plate, joining PCC fits the bill.   Not only is the lifting not heavy – perhaps 3 … Continued

April Letter from Coordinating Team

April 27, 2023   Dear Follen Members and Friends, Spring is in the air and we are writing to share updates from meetings of the Program Council (“PC” – the operational governing board of the church) on April 10  and Parish Board (“PB” – responsible for church policy and financial oversight) on April 24. Parish … Continued

March Letter from Coordinating Team

March 30, 2023 Greetings from the Follen Coordinating Team.   We are writing to share updates from meetings of the Program Council (“PC” – the operational governing board of the church) on February 13 and March 13, and Parish Board (“PB” – responsible for church policy and financial oversight) on March 27. Parish Board has been … Continued

Follen Stories

Got a Story to Tell? Smile; with your teeth encrusted. Rinse, flow and brush bicuspids. You know that Colgate will undo the goo, If You Just Smile!” Wait, what? Follen Church was part of a dental study? The answer is, “Yes!” We invite our Follenite storytellers to share their great stories and anecdotes from the … Continued