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MEMO from MAM – June 18, 2024

A Message from Reverend Mary Ann Macklin


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

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

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

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.

Memo from MAM – April 30

Rev. MAM Time Away
As we enter the late spring and summer months, I will be gone for both Away-Time and Study Leave per my covenant agreement with the congregation and in the spirit of healthy ministry: 


Away: May 3 through 17
Study Leave: … read more.

Proposed revision to Article II – Purposes and Covenant

Section C-2.1   Purposes

The Unitarian Universalist Association will devote its resources to and use its organizational powers for religious, educational, and humanitarian purposes. Its primary purposes are:

to assist congregations in their vital ministries
to support and train leaders both lay and professional
to foster lifelong faith formation … read more.

Memo from MAM – April 22

Housing, Not Handcuffs
As you may have seen in the Midweek Update and Sunday Order of Service, we will have the opportunity to stand in solidarity with houseless people today, Monday. As I learned from Russ at All People’s Justice Center, “On April 22, the Supreme Court … read more.

Memo from MAM Apr. 16, 2024

Shout Out to CLOUT!
Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30pm
Join us

 CLOUT is Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together. 
First Unitarian Church is one of 33 congregations in Louisville working together on specific justice issues.

After Sunday’s worship service, I hope many of you will join me … read more.

MEMO from MAM Apr 9, 2024

Post Sunday Service: April 7
Gratitude to our 7th Principle Team

Respect for the Interdependent Web of Life of which we are a part.

Thank you, once again, to our 7th Principle Team, for their inspiration to create an Earth Month for April.  

As mentioned … read more.