- Follen Church Society-Unitarian Universalist
Infobox_nrhp | name =Follen Community Church
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 25
lat_seconds = 47
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 71
long_minutes = 12
long_seconds = 27
long_direction = W
locmapin = Massachusetts
architect= Follen, Rev. Charles
architecture= No Style Listed, Other
April 30, 1976
governing_body = Private
refnum=76000242cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
The Follen Church Society is an historic
Unitarian Universalistcongregation located at 755 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington, Massachusetts. It is named for Charles Follenwho was the first minister called by the church, in 1835. Follen served the congregation from 1935-1836 and from 1839-1840. Ralph Waldo Emersonwas the interim minister of the congregation, then called the Second Congregational Society in Lexington, from 1836 to 1838. This was his last ministerial position.
Follen church, built in 1839, is the oldest standing church building in Lexington. The unique
octagonal sanctuary was designed by its first minister, Rev. Charles Follen.
April 30, 1976, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Placesas the Follen Community Church.cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
Its current minister is the Rev. Lucinda Duncan. The director of religious education is Danielle Gerrior. Thomas Stumpf is director of music.
* [http://follen.org Follen Church Society website]
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