Month: February 2024

Memo from MAM – Feb 27

A Message from Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

February 27, 2024

On Sunday, I mentioned several definitions of the word Bible which has the following etymology: Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin biblia, from Greek (ta) biblia ‘(the) books’, from biblion ‘book’, originally a diminutive of biblos ‘papyrus, scroll’

The Word Bible has … read more.

Memo from MAM – Feb 13

Yes, I am one of those ministers who still enjoys attending church when I am not in the pulpit. I so enjoyed last Sunday’s service—learning about this congregation’s history from Jenny Lavery, savoring the voices of the choir that filled the sanctuary in tonal textures, … read more.

Memo from MAM – Feb 6

February 6, 2024

Here are the two books suggested by Quiana Denae Perkins, of the MidAmerica UU Region, in her recent article, Black History Month and  Dismantling White Supremacy which I quoted in my sermon Sunday.  It read in part: 

“We can lean into the teachings of Tricia Hersey’s … read more.

Memo from MAM – Jan 30

January 30, 2024

Greetings Good People of the Starship FirstULou,
As a follow-up to Sunday’s Moment for All Ages about Nichelle Nichols who played Communications Officer, Lieutenant Commander Nyota Uhura, in the 1960s Star Trek: The Original Series, I wanted to share one more photo.

When I met … read more.