Congregation News

Lexington Refugee Assistance Group Now Forming

LexRAP is a recently formed group of concerned people from Lexington and nearby communities calling itself the Lexington Refugee Assistance Program or “LexRAP.” Our focus is to make the area a welcoming place for refugees and to help them directly. LexRAP will be hosting a general information and Fall kick-off session:

LexRAP Public Information Session

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7 PM

Lexington Community Center, Room 237, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington  For more information about the meeting, contact Tom Tsaros at

Discussion topics will include how refugees come to the US, hosting asylum seekers, foster parenting for unaccompanied minors, assisting refugees and their families, fund raising, and a broad array of volunteer support services that are needed. We will also discuss our goals for the upcoming months.


Register Your Children or Youth

Do you have children or youth involved in Follen’s Religious Education programs?

Did you know that if your children are “only” involved with FUUY (our high school youth group), or OWL (our values-based human sexuality curriculum for 8th graders), or Coming of Age (for 10th graders), you still must register your child?  It’s true.

Please complete all four forms on Registration Information and Forms.

Include your child’s activity fee (if this is a hardship for you, please talk to Deb Weiner) and return to the RE office on the second floor of the church, mail it in, or hand it to Deb, another member of the staff, or a member of the RE Action Team.

Youth and children MUST be registered by October 2 for the year; you’ll be receiving a phone call or email from an RE Team person or Deb if you have not yet registered…this is for your child’s safety, and the church’s – please register now!

Religious Education at Follen:  Still Seeking a Few Great People!

We want to thank all of you who have volunteered to be involved with Follen’s religious education program for children and youth.  We still seek a few more great people to complete our core staffing for the year (although there are openings for support staff roles through the year): 3 more advisors for FUUY, our … Continued

Summer Services Shine!

Follen’s first-in-living-memory Summer Services were an amazing success! They nurtured and inspired an average of 81 attendees per Sunday, with a high of 115! The sanctuary rang with gorgeous piano music (Thank you, Shaylor!), a pick-up choir (Thank you, Tyler!), and the wise words of six different Follenites (Thank you, Hillary, Claire, Susanne, Parisa, Casper, … Continued

Honoring Debra Zagaeski

Debra Zagaeski, our long-term former Director of Religious Education (DRE) will be visiting Follen on Sunday, September 25th for church and coffee hour. For the many whose lives she touched over her 7 years as the Director of Religious Education, we have several ways in which you can express your appreciation for her service to … Continued

East Village Fair Raffle News

Who doesn’t like to hear his or her name announced as the winner? This year there will be raffles on the two Sunday coffee hours before the fair and at the First Chance Café Friday evening, September 30. Plan ahead: included in the raffle prizes available at the Café will be two tickets to the Lexington Symphony for the night … Continued

Growing Vegetables, Growing Community

Pick a Day in October To Be a Gardener Follen commits to work at Lexington’s Interfaith Garden, where 14 houses of worship team up to grow fresh produce for the Lexington Food Pantry. We need two workers each on: Tuesday, October 4 & 11, 4:30 to 6 pm Saturday, October 22, 8:30 to 10 am If … Continued

Religious Education Classes Begin This Sunday

Follen’s Religious Education programs start this Sunday at 10:30. Please note: All classes run until 11:40am Parents of children in Nursery-Grade 2 must pick up their children. Children in other grades will be released unless parents request otherwise (to dre@follenorg) Curricula and Locations PreK-K:  “We Are Many, We Are One” below Sanctuary Grades 1/2: “Special Times” in Potter … Continued

We Still Need More RE Leaders

Religious Education registration will continue this week following worship.  While we need two teachers for regular classes for grades PreK-8, we still are urgently seeking the following: 1 trained OWL teacher, male or genderqueer or transgender 1 or 2 Coming of Age Advisors (these are not mentors, these are advisors who lead COA for the … Continued

Looking for a Special Needs Assistant in RE

Follen’s Religious Education program seeks a special needs aide to work with students in our Our Whole Lives (values-based human sexuality education for eighth graders) curriculum. Training in child psychology, special education, communication disorders, or related fields is strongly preferred. This position would begin almost immediately and conclude in May; it is possible that other … Continued