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We are hiring! Follen Church — an inclusive, caring, committed and welcoming spiritual home — is hiring a new Director of Faith Formation to support our vision and mission by leading religious education and faith formation ministries and programs for children and families. The Director of Faith Formation is primarily expected to: help build strong, … Continued

In the Community: Ferguson film, Bystander Training for youth, Civil Rights tour, mass incarceration

Whose Streets? We Will Not Go Quietly Film and Discussion Saturday February 10, 7 – 9:30pm, First Church Littleton An unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice. Read/Download the flyer for Whose Streets? Stand Up! Active Bystander Training for Youth in Grades 4-6  Wednesday February … Continued

Patience Is Cast!

Thank you to all of the participants who came out to audition! Casts will be more specifically grouped into “leads performing Friday” or “leads performing Saturday” at a later date. Congratulations to everyone!   –  Sara Haugland, Director

In the Interim: Patience

“Patience” is the title of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta that Follen’s youth and children will perform this year.  But it’s also about an attribute that I don’t have enough of sometimes:  the ability to let it be, to step back and take a breath, to wait for something to evolve. Earlier in my life … Continued

In the Community: Traces of the Trade, #MeToo, Arlington EATS

Traces of the Trade Film and Discussion Wednesday February 7, 7pm, Community United Methodist Church, Wayland Read/Download flyer for Traces of the Trade Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives Tuesday February 13, 7pm, Lexington Depot Read/Download flyer for Tainted Witness Arlington EATS annual fundraiser Saturday March 10, 7pm, Arlington Town Hall Silent … Continued

February’s Worship Theme: “Secrets”

Our worship theme for February 2018 is “Secrets.” Spiritual Exercise Contemplate, and discuss with loved ones and your covenenant group this question: What is the difference between privacy, secrecy, and confidentiality? And, if you believe in God (or something like God—Spirit of Life, Love, the Universe, Ground of Being…), do you have any secrets from … Continued

In the Interim: The Big Sick

As many of you know, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from Follen for the last ten days or so, as I recover from a total knee replacement (left knee – the right one was done about six years ago).  As the fog of surgery and painkillers clears, I’ve been regaining energy and … Continued

In the Community: Vagina Monologues, the Civil War, Roxbury Defenders

“The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler Friday and Saturday, February 2 and 3, 7:30pm, First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist This 20th Anniversary performance is to benefit “New Beginnings Reentry Services, Inc which supports formerly incarcerated women to successfully navigate the complex challenges of reentering their communities. Tickets are $15 at the door.   “Growing Up with the … Continued

Celebration Sunday a Big Success!

To everyone who pledged at Celebration Sunday – thank you!  We received 57 pledges totaling $81,712 at the two services. While we are well on our way, we need everyone’s pledge.  If we have not heard from you by tomorrow a steward will be contacting you. In the coming year we need to: 1)      Welcome a new … Continued

Thank You from Hancock and Puerto Rico 

In November, Follen raised $3,656 to support Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico, a drive to collect funds and goods to help families devastated by hurricanes. Lead organizers Hancock Church sent a thank you card last week: “Your donation and the generosity of many others made it possible for us to send a 45-foot container filled … Continued