Congregation News

​Give Us Your Feedback on Our Congregational Covenant

“Covenant is the silk that joins Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith.” – This spring, 35 Follen lay leaders gathered to discuss and draft a “Covenant of Right Relations” for Follen. Simply … Continued

In the Interim: Adventures in the Big Easy

Note:  Deb Weiner’s series of reflections on the tasks of interim religious leaders and the congregations they serve will continue next week. We landed at Louis Armstrong Airport on Saturday in the middle of a huge storm – tornado warnings in the area, torrential rain, a real soaker.  But all was well as Follen’s service … Continued

Warrant for Congregational Meeting April 22

WARRANT For A SPECIAL MEETING OF FOLLEN CHURCH To the members of Follen Church: You are requested to assemble in the sanctuary of Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, at 11:30 a.m. immediately following the service on Sunday, April 22, 2018. ARTICLE I The membership of Follen Church authorize the use of up to $350,000 of the Heritage … Continued

In the Community: Missa Gaia, MLK-Themed Concert, Anti-Racism Organizing

Missa Gaia: A Mass for the Earth Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 7:30pm, First Parish Lexington This profound work, under the musical direction of Rip Jackson and theatrical and dance direction of Maris Wolff, will be a collaboration between the First Parish sanctuary and children’s choirs, the Vermont Dance Collective and a world music ensemble … Continued

Construction and the Heritage Fund: Nancy Sofen’s Personal Point

Twenty years ago this spring as a new member of Follen, I was asked to join the Buildings and Grounds Committee. There I found my people: those who create and care for physical spaces as an expression of how they value the people and activities that use those spaces. I later served on the Construction … Continued

Construction Oversight Group Wins HDC Approval!

The Construction Oversight Group is pleased to announce that on April 5 the Town of Lexington Historic District Commission approved our proposed building plans! This means we can now proceed with filings for all of the other required regulatory approvals with the hope of beginning construction this summer.  Please join us for a Q & … Continued

The Interim Leader’s Tasks within a Congregation: Analyzing the System

My blog series on the work of interim religious leaders continues this week.  If you have been interested in what Follen has experienced – and what the heck I have been doing – during the 22-month interim period that is moving toward its close (at the end of June), I encourage you to keep reading … Continued

In the Community: Films About Women, Traces of the Trade

Lunafest:  Film Festival About Women Friday April 6, 7pm, Concord Academy Join First Parish in Concord and Concord Academy this Friday. They are hosting LUNAFEST films, a fundraising film festival that showcases short films created by, for and about women from all over the world. Proceeds will benefit women’s reproductive health and Chicken & Egg Pictures, an … Continued

Capital Campaign Committee Update, Plans, and Special Vote

As of the end of March 2018 the Follen Capital Campaign “Building for All” has exceeded its goal of $2.75 Million raised from the community (from over 210 pledges) augmented by a generous $1 Million gift for the Sonin Family Music Center – now totaling more than $3.75 Million! Yay !! We have submitted architectural plans … Continued