Congregation News

A Message from our Minister Emerita

Hello all you dear folks who are leading Follen this year, I wanted you to know that I have recently decided to give $6,000 to Follen Church to underwrite Vivian Montgomery’s Urban Church Music Friendships Initiative. I’ve been following the budget belt-tightening worries and – because I care so much about helping all of our … Continued

RE-flections: FUUY Trip to City Reach

Follen Youth Participate in Homelessness Awareness/Service through Boston’s City Reach Program   On the second weekend of March 2019, 14 youth members of the Follen UU Youth (FUUY) Group, along with their Youth Program Coordinators and the Director of Religious Education, made their way to Boston to participate in the City Reach program, sponsored by … Continued

Backstory of the Backdrop

Stephen Ervin Helps Us Dream Big FOLLEN 2019: The painted backdrop now in the chancel arch is a midwinter offering to the community, to try to share some of the vision of the epochal transformation of Follen Church now underway, and that will unfold in the next weeks, months, and years. The depiction of new spaces/activities … Continued

March Spiritual Exercise: Humility

Humble Practices Identify one way this month to be “uniquely humble.” The options are endless: ·         Spend an hour one evening looking up at the stars and contemplate how small—and how lucky—you are; ·         Rather than giving your coworkers advice, humbly ask your coworkers for advice, for a change; ·         Take a risk and humbly … Continued

The Operetta Needs You

Calling all Follenites! The Operetta Volunteer Crew needs you. Whether you like to build, paint, sew, cook, write, draw, proofread, organize, take photos, make props, sell tickets . . . the list goes on and on. Producing the operetta is a true community effort, and a great way to connect with fellow Follenites of all … Continued

FUUY Has a “Go Fund Me” for NOLA

The FUUY Mission Trip to NOLA is coming up in April. Want to donate to the Youth Mission Trip fund? You can contribute electronically through our “Go Fund Me” Account!

Preach It! A Sermon Creation Class with Rev. Claire

Sermon Writing Class with Rev. Claire Has life taught you some hard-won lessons? Do you have a story to tell? Has your spiritual life grown and deepened over the years? Have you ever watched someone preach and thought “I could do that!” or “I could never do that!” This class is for you! Rev. Claire … Continued

Youth and Children’s Choir Prep for Music Service

Follen Youth and Children’s Choir Members! You are an essential part of the Urban Church Music Friendships Initiative. In our collaboration with Roxbury’s Hamilton-Garrett Music & Arts Academy Choir, we’ll be singing songs that highlight racial injustice, civil rights protest, the African-American spiritual tradition, and the universal quest for freedom. For this inspiring undertaking, you’ll … Continued

Invite a Friend to be in Iolanthe Chorus

Do you have a friend who would like to be in the chorus for Follen’s production of Iolanthe?   We’re inviting members of the extended community to participate!   Kids 7-18 can be a fairy or a peer in this year’s operetta – they need to be able to attend our Monday 4:45-5:15 rehearsals (starting … Continued

Urban Church Music Friendships Initiative

Do you know about Follen’s exciting Urban Church Music Friendships initiative? Under the leadership of Director of Music Vivian Montgomery, with support from all corners of the community, we are forging collaborations with Charles Street AME Church in Roxbury, Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy, Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain, and other institutions, in order … Continued