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I remember my first visit to a Unitarian Universalist church. Just taking the step to walk into a “church” felt gutsy to me. I had grown up Jewish, married a Catholic, and felt like an agnostic. I wanted my children to have the opportunity to experience the richness that participation in a faith community can … Continued
At the start of the church year, our RE class leaders were invited to consider the gifts each of them bring to our young people whom they engage with at Follen. When children come to Follen Church, they experience a wide variety of connection with adults. Whether it is in the classroom, in multigenerational … Continued
Find your purpose Who do you want to be? What characteristics do you wish to embody and what life goals are ahead of you? This month, create a mission statement and find a way to read/reflect on it every day. Approach #1: Don’t worry…the internet can help you figure it out. This online program helps … Continued
To help keep us connected during construction, a number of Follen families have agreed to start up the well-loved Soup Suppers for 2019. Each will be on the last Thursday of the month. Contact the host if you’d like to bring a soup in a crock pot. Otherwise, show up with bread, dessert, or wine, or other beverage … or just show up if you’re running late! Soup suppers are good for all ages, and are kept to 6-8 pm because it’s a school/work night. Join your fellow Follenites for warm soup and conversation!
Find the addresses in our online directory (Breeze) or by emailing Marlene Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 31st Tammy Mulligan
Thursday, February 28th Gordon Hardy & Alice Dunn
Thursday, March 28th Steve & Nancy Sofen
Thursday, April 25th Caroline& Chris Walters
Thursday, May 30th Maggie & Jim Herzig
Thursday, June 27th Wendy Slattebo
I had the pleasure of staying in Transylvania this summer with the family I know best from our Partner Church. Though my visit was short, only 4 days, as always with my visits, now my third, I learn something new each time about their generosity, their struggles and fears, their devotion to our congregation and … Continued
We need workers Saturday October 27 at 8:30-10 am behind First Parish Lexington. How about you? Follen provides two garden workers bimonthly during the growing season, joining 14 houses of faith to pool their labor and grow fresh food for the Lexington Food Pantry. If you are willing to try it (no skills needed) contact … Continued
For our March 31 Music Service, all Follen choirs (Adult, Youth, Children’s) will be joined by the choir and director of the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy for a collaboration focused on songs about segregation, racial injustice, and the quest for freedom, with excerpts from a song cycle reflecting the story of Freddy Gray.
The Follen Responds to Racism group will host a “talk-back” session following the service, where information about HGMAA can be shared and some of the principles and ideas captured in the collaboration can be reflected upon.
Find out more about the Urban Church Music Friendships initiative.
If you are in the Youth or Children’s Choir, please read about our rehearsal schedule.
Update from COG (Construction Oversight Group)
Adult Choir is open to everyone. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm at the Sacred Heart Lower Level, with September 9 as our first Sunday singing. New members are still welcome!
Children’s Choir and Youth Choir
Children’s Choir (any and all grades 1-5) is on Mondays 4:00-4:45, starting Monday, September 10, in Sacred Heart’s Lower Level.
Youth Choir (any and all grades 6-12) is on Mondays 5:15-6:15, both starting on Monday September 10, in Sacred Heart’s Lower Level.
Choir Connection Time (LIMBO)
Note that this fall we’ll have a 30-minute Choir Connection Buffer 4:45-5:15, for which all choir kids are encouraged to be present. This is a time that we’ll bring together members of both choirs for such special activities as creating a choir covenant, working on solo and small group pieces, playing instruments, or just hanging out and playing games!
Come January, this connection time will be used for working on choruses for our operetta, Iolanthe, so it will be required of all operetta participants. Remember, in order to participate in the operetta, you need to be in Children’s or Youth Choir.
Please get in touch with Director of Music Vivian Montgomery if you’re interested in joining any choirs or if you have questions – email@example.com.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon for another big year of singing and playing!