Covenant Groups, also known as small group ministry at Follen, provide opportunities to engage in thoughtful listening and explore and engage with others in sharing spiritual beliefs and practices. They are a wonderful way to deepen your connections with others at Follen, to find inspiration and to inspire. What is required of you? A desire to listen deeply using the practice of sacred listening and a willingness to contemplate different perspectives and suspend judgment. 

About one third of the congregation participates in 10-15 Covenant Groups at any one time. Each Covenant Group has about 8-10 members who represent the diverse fabric of the Follen community. The groups meet monthly to nurture their members within the church.

Monthly session readings are based on monthly themes prepared by Rev. Claire. The Covenant Writers’ Group selects reading passages and prepares questions related to the monthly themes.

Please visit Worship Themes page for information about each month’s congregational theme. 

Information and Registration

Are you interested in joining a Follen Covenant Group? Most groups meet monthly, face-to-face at Follen or in members’ homes. Groups set their own monthly meeting schedules based on availability of the members, most on weekday evenings. Some meet during the day. New members are placed in groups based upon when (day/time) they are available and as space allows. 

Joining a Covenant Group is a wonderful way to explore your spirituality and human connections in a small group setting at Follen. If you are interested in becoming part of one of these groups, whether you are new to Follen or been a member for years, please fill out this form: Covenant Group Registration Form.

Looking for more information? Feel free to email Martha Sandler and Sally Cassells, Covenant Groups Steering Committee Chairs (covenantgroups@follen.org).