Follen Holiday Happenings


Special Events and Services

Saturday December 3, 1-2pm

  • Hot Cocoa, Carols and Christmas Tree Sales! Come and price trees from 9am-12pm. Then please join us for hot chocolate and holiday cheer as we celebrate the start of our Christmas Tree season. All are welcome to join together at the Christmas Tree Lot to sip hot cocoa and sing your favorite carols, on Saturday, December 3 beginning at 1pm.

Sunday December 4, 10:30am

  • Worship Service 

Saturday December 10, 10am-12pm

  • Holiday Crafting Event This is a beloved holiday tradition at Follen Church where children and adults can craft ornaments, cards, jewelry, candy houses, and more. If you have a craft that you want to share, just email Sytske Campbell.

Sunday December 11, 10:30am

  • Worship Service 
  • 6:30-8:30pm – FUUY Yule Ball 

Sunday December 18, 10:30am

  • Holiday Service  Children, youth, and adults are all invited to participate in this service. Children and youth, sign up for pageant roles here. Nursery and Child Care will be available on the lower level for children under age 6 whose parents would prefer that they are not in the Sanctuary.

Saturday December 24, 5pm, 7pm

  • Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Services in Sanctuary

Sunday December 25

  • Holiday Message Online, No In-Person Service

Sunday January 1, 10:30am

  • Quiet Meditation with Marilu Nowlin and Joe Turner

Ongoing Seasonal Activities

Christmas Pickup Choir

Sundays December 4, 11, and 18, 12-1pm

  • Pickup Intergenerational Christmas Choir Come get in the holiday spirit, sing the melody with gusto, learn some harmonies to well loved carols. Option to sing at the Christmas Eve services. Note: locations vary. Sonin Room (12/4 and 12/18) and Sanctuary (12/11)

Tree Sales

Christmas Tree Lot, December 3-December 24 – Come and buy (Click here for hours and prices), Come help sell! You can also read about the history of the Christmas Tree at Follen here.

FUUY Cookie Sales

Order cookies from FUUY to support their spring service learning trip! Order online, pickup is after the December 18 service.

Holiday Flowers

You can purchase a poinsettia in honor of or in memory of a loved one, and the flowers will decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas. Order online!

The Giving Tree

Follen Church members and friends are invited to continue our tradition of contributing to area families in need during the holidays through our Giving Tree Program. We have been asked to assist 80 families through DYS in Worcester, DCF in Arlington and Hildebrand in Cambridge. The Giving Tree will be set up in the Community Center on Sunday, December 4 and 11. This year, we be gifting via the Amazon Wish List, Wish List on Amazon, financial contributions or donated gift cards. Kindly stop by to pick up a tag or two. Questions? Ask Kathy Blake.