Members Blog

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

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

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