Congregation News

A Letter from Our New Director of Faith Formation

Meet Beryl Aschenberg Greetings! My name is Beryl (rhymes with “Cheryl”) Aschenberg, and I am delighted to be joining Follen Church as your new Director of Faith Formation. I look forward to a long and mutually fulfilling relationship with the members of this community as we explore dimensions of religious living and learning together. I … Continued

Curious About Covenant Groups?

Are you curious about joining a Covenant Group next fall? Covenant Groups at Follen are a wonderful way to deepen your friendships here, engage in deep listening and deep sharing of personal life wisdom in a small group setting. There is a group of Covenant Group leaders who put together the sessions each month following Reverend … Continued

Follen’s 2018 Annual Report

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What have we accomplished this year? So much. We raised over $4 million for our Capital Campaign, created exciting plans for an updated campus, settled a great new Music Director, survived a Christmas Eve fire, completed a successful RE interim period, hired a new Director of Faith Formation, and more. You can read all about … Continued

Are You Having Trouble Getting the Follen Email News Consistently?

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Fix-it How-tos: 1. Make sure you’re subscribed. Go to Follen.org and click on “News” in the blue bar along the top. Pull down to “newsletter” and subscribe there. 2. In your email program, be sure to set a filter to accept mail from follen.org. In a Gmail inbox, for example, in a bar along the top, … Continued

Seen and Unseen – More Reflections from the Big Easy

This is a special blog post about the just-concluded Follen youth service learning trip to New Orleans, LA. During Follen’s week in New Orleans I kept reminding myself that there were learnings everywhere.  There were things that were obvious: the multicultural community in which everyone lives, the different pace of life, the differences between being … Continued

Ask Reverend Claire: Your 36 Questions

At last Sunday’s annual Question Box service, attendees wrote down and submitted their questions, and in place of a sermon, Rev. Claire answered them in real time. View the video here. In case you were wondering, 36 questions were submitted, but we only had time to address 11 of them. Below, you can read them all, … Continued

Believe in Moving Beyond Domestic Abuse

Two ways to help participants in the Believe in Success program at the UU Urban Ministry: 1.) Conduct mock job interviews on Thursday May 3, 12:30 to 1:45pm, or Tuesday May 8, 12:30 to 1:45pm, or Monday May 14, 10 to 11:45 am. Interviewers with Spanish-language skills needed. 2.) Help outfit the apartments of participants moving into their own … Continued

RE News This Week

One-Room Schoolhouse Sunday April 22, 10:30am, Community Center Led by Jody Gray-Linden No FUUY  Sunday April 22 Looking Ahead: Coming of Age Retreat Saturday and Sunday April 28-29 RE Classes (Last of the Church Year) Sunday April 29, 10:30am, Assigned Classrooms FUUY  Sunday April 29, 6:30pm, Follen Community Center See Interim DRE Deb Weiner’s blog post from the youth … Continued

Follen Angels Coed Softball

The Follen Angels Coed Softball Team is starting up another exciting season of softball games in the Lexington Adult Coed League. We play 13 games between May and August, all on weeknights, usually starting at 6:15pm and ending at around 7:45. Dues are $70 per person or $100 per family.  For more information, please email angels@follen.org or contact Bob Halliday, … Continued

In The Community: MLK Concert, Anti-Racism Training

  In His Own Words: A Concert of New Compositions in Memory of MLK Friday April 27, 7:30pm, Follen’s Sanctuary Concert of new compositions concerning MLK’s legacy. Thomas Stumpf is one of the four composers, with reflections by Regie Gibson. Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs: Visioning-Networking-Skill Building Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am–5 pm By Community … Continued