Staff Blog

April Spiritual Exercise: And Yet

April – And Yet (Easter) The Sufi tradition and Jewish folklore have stories about a phrase that is true in all situations; these words bring joy to sad moments and sadness to joyful moments. This profound phrase is: “This too shall pass.” Find ways to say “this too shall pass” in sad and happy moments … Continued

Follen Family RE: April

April Theme: And Yet This month at Follen Church, we are exploring the theme “And Yet” in worship and small groups. Here are some resources for families to explore along with us at home! Recommended Picture Books (read aloud on YouTube): She Persisted- 13 Stories of American Women  by Chelsea Clinton Rosie Revere, Engineer by … Continued

Making Music Together – Choirs Resume, and more!

Follen has shown great flexibility and creativity as shepherds of worship and connection in these challenging times. Here are some plans for music in the coming week, as well as longer term hopes for us to be brought together through music: April 12 –  Easter One thing that’s sure to happen, involving EVERYONE, is preparation … Continued

Follen Family RE: March

March Theme: UnBroken   This month at Follen Church, we are exploring the theme “Unbroken” in worship and small groups. Here are some resources for families to explore along with us at home! Recommended Picture Books (read aloud on YouTube): The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken We Shall … Continued

March 19 Music Program Update

A message from Music Director Vivian Montgomery I am going to be taking 10 days off starting March 20, finding space to restore energy and creativity in order to better serve Follen’s musical needs. The wonderful Jan Maier will be providing music for this Sunday’s online worship. For the following week, our fabulous alto soloist … Continued

RE-Flections: A Letter from Beryl

from Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education To all the children and youth and families of Follen Church: I’ve been thinking about all of you so much this week and wanting to reach out to you to see how you are. Usually, sending a message to you when our regular routines are being changed for … Continued

A Letter from Rev. Claire: COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020   Dear Follen members and friends, Since last week, The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly around the world. Our MA Department of Public Health has now advised that we avoid large gatherings. More information and requests from the Lexington Department of Public Health and Lexington Public Schools may be shared tonight via … Continued

RE-Flections: Stay Away AND Stay Connected

RE-Flections from Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Time has new perspective these days, doesn’t it, Friends? Now, each hour seems to bring the need for discernment. What we know at the time of this writing is that in addition to going “virtual” with our Sunday Services, our Sunday Morning Religious Education classes are being … Continued

March 13 Music Program Update

Here’s the latest Update on Music at Follen- A message from Music Director Vivian Montgomery Please Note: Melanie DeMore’s return for the Freedom Land collaboration is being rescheduled to June 13-18. Freedom Land Chorus rehearsals (3/17, 3/23, 3/24, 3/25), trips to Roxbury (3/23, 3/28), and Follen’s Music service (3/29) are being postponed. Sunday March 15 … Continued

Follen’s Cleaning Routine

A message from Jimmy McFeeley, our sexton, who takes excellent care of our building! Thank you Jimmy! At Follen Church we have implemented a disinfecting procedure identical to how the Town of Lexington is disinfecting all the public schools including the same disinfectant from a company in Mansfield, MA. This procedure uses a one gallon … Continued