Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn

Get Lost

photo of Reverend Claire Feingold Thoryn

“If you find a compass, smash it,” says our reading for this multigenerational service.  As we say farewell to our departing high school seniors–and farewell to our beloved retiring music leaders Thomas and Holly Stumpf–what words of wisdom can we share for the road ahead? All ages welcome!

Take Heaven!

Join Rev. Claire and Follen member and violinist David Hobbie for a service of beauty, peace, and joy. Plus: Religious Education Special Program – storyteller Kemp Harris in the Waldorf School Auditorium. Read/Download “Take Heaven!” Reading and Sermon Watch Claire’s reading and sermon: Watch violinist David Hobbie play selections from “Chaconne” from Partita No.2 In … Continued


We begin this month’s worship theme of “Pilgrimage” by dedicating some of the babies who have been born in our community this year. Rev. Claire will preach on the strange, funny, and powerful story of Pentecost, and what it can mean for us today.

From Solitude to Connection

In the words of Hannah Arendt, “living together with others begins with living together with oneself.” In this month of “Solitude,” on this weekend where we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., how do we turn from the peace of solitude to the passions and pains of connection?

A Time of Transition

We will have three worship services in June: June 3, 10, and 17. On June 17, after the service we’ll have the groundbreaking for our building project! This Sunday Rev. Claire will reflect on the worship theme of “Ephiphany.” “Rejoice in the Lord Alway” “The Road Home” “Shall We Gather at the River”  

New Member Sunday

We welcome Follen’s newest members! And, Rev. Claire introduces our April worship theme: “Scandal!” Is there scandal from your past that caused you to see the world in a new way–or that you look back on now with new perspective?   Read a PDF of the reflection: 04-07-19 New Member Sunday and Scandal reflection

Membership Sunday

We welcome 11 new members into our fold and celebrate the contributions of many long-haul members. Plus a great sermon about creativity, evolution, and the meaning of membership.  

A Pinpoint of Light

In the middle of this dark solstice season, our hearts yearn for light and hope. Join Rev. Claire, Tyler Turner, and our Senior and No-Name Choirs as we seek a light in the darkness. Sermon: A Pinpoint of Light   Lord, At First, Did Adam Make Echoing Carols: Children, Go Where I Send Thee:

Beginnings and Endings

In the last full-length service of the church year, we will honor and hear from our Follen youth who are now graduating high school. Youth Coordinator Brian Sewell and Rev. Claire will speak.

Two Services! Celebration Sunday

This Sunday we celebrate the generous stewardship that creates our community anew each year! All three choirs will sing at each service. Rilke wrote: “Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” How can a community of many members embody this kind of respectful, joyful Love?