Follen Church Society-Unitarian Universalist


Follen Church Society-Unitarian Universalist

Infobox_nrhp | name =Follen Community Church
nrhp_type =


caption =
location= Lexington, Massachusetts
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
area =
built =1841
architect= Follen, Rev. Charles
architecture= No Style Listed, Other
added = 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 Universalist congregation located at 755 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington, Massachusetts. It is named for Charles Follen who was the first minister called by the church, in 1835. Follen served the congregation from 1935-1836 and from 1839-1840. Ralph Waldo Emerson was 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.

On April 30, 1976, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places as 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.

References

External links

* [http://follen.org Follen Church Society website]


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