Month: June 2024

MEMO from MAM – June 18, 2024

A Message from Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY JUNE 23

I am currently on Study Leave for the next  weeks.   However, I hope many of you will join us for our worship here in our sanctuary Sunday, June 23.  We will join … read more.

MEMO From MAM – June 11, 2024

1. KNOW YOUR HERITAGE
50th Anniversary at FirstULou (keep reading) “Down the Aisle”
Yes, it seems like we have a lot of Anniversaries to honor nowadays.  The Baby Boomers are reaching an era when looking back is part of being present and moving forward. For those … read more.

Memo from MAM – June 4, 2024

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We explored the realm of grief during our D&D Class (Death and Dying not Dungeons and Dragons) on Saturday.  One of our participants shared the beloved book by Judith Viorst “The Tenth Good Thing About Barney”.    If you have someone who has lost a … read more.

Memo from MAM – May 28, 2024

1. LOVE
I begin with a short quiz—Who wrote this powerful quote about love?

When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am not speaking of that force which is just emotional bosh. I am speaking of that force … read more.

Memo from MAM – May 21, 2024

MAM Musing
On Sunday, I introduced an abbreviated form of Lectio Divina which loosely translates as Sacred Reading. You may have heard about Lectio before– in a sermon or blog. If not, Lectio Divina is a prayerful approach to a text (poem, scripture, passage) that … read more.