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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.

Memo from MAM – Jan 23, 2024

I recently received the gift of a wonderful book, Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle. As I explore this book, I keep coming back to its first two sentences, “When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in … read more.

Memo from MAM – Jan 16

January 16, 2023
Winter has arrived so I am sending this memo with some winter colors for the season.

From Recent Services

Regarding the January 7th worship service on Liberating Love, the quote from
Tricia Hersey that I mention is, “The revolution will be led by well rested people.” Her new … read more.

Memo from MAM – Dec 19

Tis the Season.  Many of us will be singing about a silent night and “all is calm  all is bright.”  Where do we find calm in the holidays?  Alice Boyles, PhD suggests to find calm, we can act like a calm person.

Here’s the Ten Suggestions. 

1. … read more.

Memo from MAM – Dec 7

December Greetings and Seasonal Salutations to FirstULou Folks,

Moment for All Ages Movement Meditation
This past Sunday, during the Moment for All Ages, I shared a Movement Meditation which I learned from my spiritual mentor, Angeles Arrien, who was a cultural anthropologist and author of “The … read more.

Memo from MAM – Nov 28

Greetings to First Unitarian Church of Louisville People and Others.

Sermon Follow-Up
In Sunday’s sermon, I forgot to mention one of my favorite books on leadership, The Tao of Leadership by John Heider. It is an adaptation of the 4th century Tao Te Ching, 81 brief chapters foundational to the … read more.

MEMO from MAM – Nov 14

 

Salutations to all First Unitarian Church humans of planet earth; that pale blue dot in the vast expanse of space. In these challenging times on this celestial body we call home, I hope this message from astrophysicist and all around cool dude, the late Carl … read more.

Love Note: LGBTQ+ Tragedy on Trans Remembrance Day

Dear Ones-

Yesterday at our worship service, as we celebrated Trans Day of Remembrance, we commemorated the trans members of our communities whose lives were violently taken this past year. Little could we have known that more innocent lives of our LGBTQ+ community were being senselessly … read more.