Congregation News

COG Blog: Weekly 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. May 16 Update from your Construction Oversight Group (COG) IKEA assembly folks: you know who you are!  Thanks in advance to the 12 … Continued

Food for Thought: Religious Journeys

Food for Thought: Our Religious Journeys Continued
Thursday, May 16, 6-8pm, Sacred Heart

Continuing last year’s much appreciated exploration of our faith origins, Follenites Faith Bennett, Kyle Johnson and Amy Yee will reflect on their journey from childhood faith to where they are today.

As usual, there will be both time to listen and time for discussion with the people at your table.  We will serve a light meal of salads and sandwich fixings beginning at 6pm. No need to RSVP although if you require child care we request that you contact Sally Cassells by May 10.

Follen Question Box Service

I love Question Box Sunday. Below is the list of questions, some from adults, some from kids! To see my answers to the first ten questions, watch the video here! Answered: What about Follen keeps you up at night? Before you were a minister, why did you go to church? How do you define “prayer”? … Continued

Tea Party for Rev. Lucinda Duncan

Tea Party for Rev. Lucinda Duncan Saturday, May 18, 3-5pm, Herzigs’ Home.

At the end of May, Follen’s Minister Emerita, Lucinda Duncan, will move to Colorado to be near her son and his family.

Please mark your calendar to gather with other Follenites to honor Lucinda and wish her well in this new chapter of her life. Sweet and savory foods will be served.

Cabinet Assembly Party

Calling all IKEA assembly folks! On Saturday, May 18, at the Perkins/Ervin home, we’ll be assembling cabinets. (See photo of shipment in the the garage!) We’ll be working from 9am – 3pm (allowing for the 3-5 pm tea for Lucinda), in several teams of 2-3. Come all day, or just for a few hours. Bring a screw gun and lots of good humor, and please contact Alice Dunn or Valerie Perkins ( to let us know if you are coming!

Help Shape Next Year’s Youth Choir

Monday May 20, 6:15-7:45pm, Sacred Heart Parish Center Pizza provided! RSVP requested to by Sunday, May 19.Youth and parents of youth who will be, might be, and haven’t been but could think about being in Follen’s fab Youth Choir (Grades 6-12): Please join Vivian for a time to debrief, to brainstorm, to dream about next … Continued

Sabbatical: A Time of Rest

Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn In the first books of the Bible, God spends six jam-packed days in the throes of creation, and then on the seventh day, God rests. That rest must have felt pretty good, because later, God includes rest in the 10 commandments, created to help humans live good lives. The commandments tell … Continued

May Spiritual Exercise: Covenant

Revisiting Touchstones—and recommitting to them—in two parts. Part 1: Go back to your personal mission statement you created or chose in October. How well have you kept your promises to yourself? What has been especially hard? Easy? What would you change about it now? Part 2: Re-read Follen’s Behavioral Covenant: We, the members and friends … Continued

News from NOLA–FUUY in New Orleans

During April school vacation, twenty of our high school youth group members and four adult chaperones have gone to New Orleans to work on rebuilding projects and learning about social justice. Follow their adventures in the NOLA News Blog, written by Liana Raberg and Brian Sewell (left), FUUY Coordinators. Click on any photos to enlarge. … Continued

Volunteer at the Interfaith Garden

Spring is coming and plans are underway for the Lexington Interfaith Garden’s tenth year growing food for the Food Pantry. Follen joins 12 other houses of worship all growing season on Tuesdays at 4:30pm and Saturday mornings. No skill needed; a veteran gardener tells us what to do, and many families work together. Follen’s spring dates are: 4/20 … Continued