Congregation News

All-Points Bulletin for Watermelons and Salads

Looking for a distinct task that will make a difference? Follenites are cooking and serving dinner at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen in Waltham on Monday, April 30, 4:15 to 5:45 pm. Watermelons and salad are needed; please email Tammy Mulligan if you can contribute, or sign up to help or donate here.

RE News This Week

OWL (Our Whole Lives) Thursday March 15, 6:15pm, Anne Smith Room FUUY Coffee House Friday March 16, 7pm, Follen Community Center RE Classes and Nursery Sunday March 18, 10:30am Coming of Age Sunday March 18, 4:30-6:30pm, Anne Smith Room (location change) No FUUY Sunday March 18 RE Family Pancake Breakfast  Sunday March 25, 8:30-10am, Community Center Don’t miss it! Lots of regular and gluten-free … Continued

In the Community: Spirituality and Mental Health, Chuck Collins

Spirituality and Mental Health: Creating Your Own Connection Sunday March 18, 2:30pm, Temple Isaiah, Lexington Keynote Speaker: David H. Rosmarin, PhD, is director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He supervises the provision of spiritually-integrated services … Continued

Secret Weapon? Thinking About Political Polarization

photo of Follen Community Church Congregation on Sunday

In a recent poll Americans declared political polarization our number social problem. In my sermon last week — see the video or read the text of “Secret Weapon?” —  I started with a reference to that poll, and then I explored research about the development of human moral reasoning and its theological and social implications. … Continued

In the Community: Master Singers, Vance Gilbert

Master Singers of Lexington: Hello Goodbye Saturday March 3, 8pm First Parish Lexington Read/Download flyer for Master Singers Vance Gilbert in Concert Saturday March 16 8pm, Winchester Unitarian Society Singer/Songwriter Vance Gilbert in Concert in Winchester, March 16  Unitarian Society presents celebrated singer, songwriter, and performer Vance Gilbert in concert, March 16, 8:00 p.m., in the … Continued

The Interim Leader’s Tasks:  Mission

Last week, as I began this series of blogs on the work of interim religious leaders and specifically, my work here at Follen in religious education, I wrote about Heritage (coming to terms with history).  This week, I continue the series with an exploration of the second interim task:  Mission, or “Evolving a Unique Religious … Continued

March’s Worship Theme: “Prophecy”

Ralph Waldo Emerson said:  “Every man is hero and an oracle to somebody, and to that person, whatever he says has an enhanced value.” Spiritual Exercise Reflect: Who has been a prophetic oracle to you? Whose voice has influenced, and thus, predicted your future? Is it still doing so?