Members Blog

Welcome Letter from Parish Board

September 9, 2020 Dear Follen Friends and Members, Greetings from Parish Board and welcome to the new church year! We hope you are well and that your summer has been enjoyable so far, even in the midst of these challenging times. Follen has just concluded a series of wonderful summer services. Thanks to all our … Continued

Safety Team Policy on Church Building Use

September 3, 2020 Safety Team Policy: Church Building Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic   Follen’s Safe Congregation Group, the President, Vice President, Co-chair of Lay Ministry, the Director of Religious Education, and the Minister, is charged with responding to safety issues that arise under the Follen Church Policy on Safety.    Our covenant, from that policy: … Continued

A Message for Families with Special Needs

Hello Everyone, Caring Congregation Committee (CCC) continues to be mindful of ways to help families who have young and adult children with special needs during this time of social distancing.  We are one of the subcommittees of PCAT (Pastoral Care Action Team). CCC offers the following article from the Mayo Clinic on how to help … Continued

Follen Library has Curbside Pickup!

Follen Library Curbside Pickup! The Library Committee at Follen is starting curbside pickup. Our new library contains books that are particularly relevant given current events: New books on Anti-Racism, Care of Self and Others, and Spiritual Practices to name a few. If you would like to pick up or return a book: 1. Browse our online … Continued

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