January Letter from Coordinating Team

January 2023

Greetings from the Follen Coordinating Team! We are Nick Hart and Jen Vandiver, (President and Vice President of the Program Council), Lisa Snellings and Anne Kelly (Chair and Vice-Chair of Parish Board), and Reverend Claire Feingold-Thoryn.

We hope Follenites had a restful and peaceful holiday season. The first real snow of the winter has finally arrived.  The services have been filled with wise words and eclectic music.

The Program Council and Parish Board have their combined meeting coming up at the end of January. Much of the meeting will be discussing Follen’s financial situation and budget. All are welcome to attend. We will meet in the Community Center on January 30 at 7:30 pm.  Feel free to email Nick Hart at president@follen.org if you have any questions.

If you have the chance, please welcome Ashley Mulcaire to Follen! Ashley is the new Religious Education Assistant AND the Youth Program Coordinator. She comes to us with a plethora of experience and we are thrilled she is here.

Interviews have started for our Congregational Administrator! We have strong candidates and are hopeful the position can be filled soon.

If you have any questions about what is happening at Follen or why, you are encouraged to reach out to any of us or Reverend Claire for a conversation. Follen members and friends are welcome to attend monthly Action Team, Program Council and Parish Board meetings. Check the calendar at Follen.org for upcoming meeting dates.

Yours in Faith,

Follen Coordinating Team

Nick Hart, Program Council President

Jen Vandiver, Program Council Vice President

Lisa Snellings, Parish Board Chair

Anne Kelly, Parish Board Vice Chair

Reverend Claire Feingold Thoryn