Staff Blog

DRE RE-flections: Why Teach in RE?

We want YOU to Teach RE in 2020-2021 Do you believe our values are needed more than ever these days? Do you care about the well-being of our children and youth? Do you have a little capacity? Are you able to use the internet with some ease? If you answered YES to any or all … Continued

June Spiritual Exercise: Fire

June – Fire “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” –Albert Schweitzer Reflect on a person who rekindled your spark when you needed it the most. Is … Continued

Follen Family RE: May

Ideas for Follen Kids: 31 Ideas for 31 Days in May Looking for ideas of fun things to do as a family or for your kids? This month’s theme is Rituals. Here’s a list for daily activities for the month of May. We hope you’ll find some inspiration, and do any that you choose with … Continued

May Spiritual Exercise: Ritual

May– Ritual Your ritual this month is one of gratitude and mindfulness. At sunrise—if you are an early bird—or sunset, if you prefer—take a moment to look at the sky. Stop the hustle and bustle and go outside if at all possible, for at least one brief minute. Breathe. Look at the sun rising or … Continued

RE-flections: Why Bring Your Children to Online Church?

from Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education I’ve heard some parents say that they are giving their children a “pass” on Sunday mornings during Virtual Church. That’s often been the case in Unitarian Universalism, even when we were offering children Sunday School in our buildings. I used to joke that UUs didn’t believe that they … Continued

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

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