Category: News

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: 

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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.

Memo from MAM – March 27

Why Does this Church Exist?
Why does this church exist?  Responses to this question were shared in a recent worship service in the form of a six-word memoir. Here are a few random replies that we collected: 

A place for seekers of truth  
Nurture community of love and … read more.

Memo from MAM – April 2

PART I: LAST SUNDAY, MARCH 31
I am sorry that those of you who normally join us via Zoom were unable to do so on Easter Sunday, March 31. Upon arriving Sunday morning, we discovered that we’d had a power outage at the church the night … read more.

Memo from MAM – Mar 19, 2024

A Message from Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

Companions Along the Way
Earlier in the month, our Opening Words came from our very own, FirstULou member Kathie Johnson.   Many of you commented on these words which say so much about this congregation, First Unitarian Church of Louisville.  Several … read more.

Memo from MAM – Mar 12

A Message from Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

March 12, 2024

Blessing
“Despite all the darkness, human hope is based on the instinct that at the deepest level of reality some intimate kindness holds sway. This is the heart of blessing. To believe in blessing is to believe that … read more.