65 people attended the January 2018 Food for Thought

Food for Thought

We actively host a monthly dinner and discussion program – held the 3rd Thursday at 6pm most months during the school year.  No RSVP is required. Dinner, dessert and childcare are provided. The program typically includes a presentation followed by small-group and large-group discussion. We aim to provide a wide variety of topics oriented toward spiritual growth and community engagement. If you have an idea for a future event, please contact Sally Cassells at adultprograms@follen.org. We are always open to new ideas!

During the pandemic, we are meeting virtually! Watch a recording of the March 2021 Food for Thought on Theology and Race here.


Past Offerings:

February 2020: Spiritual Journeys with Harriet Peterson, Dottie Vacca, and David Bettencourt

March 2020: Making Music with Melanie DeMore

April 2020 (Note: It’s on the first Thursday): Jen Comeau on Climate Change

May 2020: The Dramaturg Report with Nancy McCarthy

January 2020: “I Believe” with Rev. Claire

October 2019: What Happens When We Worship with Rev. Tom Schade

September 2019: Report from the Border with First Parish Bedford

May 2019: Our Religious Journeys with Faith Bennett, Kyle Johnson

March 2019: Claudia Fox Tree

January 2019: The Growing Wealth Gap with Chuck Collins

November 2018: Belonging: Presentation by Juliet Njjamba fro the Africano Center in Waltham, MA

June 2018: Congregational Read: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

May 2018: UU History, with Rev. John Buehrens

April 2018: Money and Class: Discussion led by Jane Spickett and Alison Streit Baron

March 2018: Faith Journeys: Panel from Retired Men’s Group

February 2018: Just Listening: Music and the Beginner’s Mind, with John Morrison (Vivian Montgomery’s husband)

January 2018: Stories from a Civil Rights Pilgrimage

November 2017: Busting the Gender Binary: Presentation by Alex Kapitan

October 2017: Charles Follen and Abolition: Presentation by Anne Grady and Walter Leutz

July 2017: What Happened to My Country (Turkey)? Discussion led by guests from the Turkish Muslim Community

May 2017: Hymn Sing with Tyler Turner

April 2017: Climate Change

March 2017: Learn from Black Lives Matter

February 2017: Truth and Reconciliation (video of Bryan Stevenson)

January 2017: What is God?