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 Taoist religion. I also did not mention the Tao of Pooh or The Te of Piglet but that’s a sermon for another time.

Beware of Email and Online Scams
I’ve recently become aware of a scam where someone poses as a staff member and asks for the password  to the online directory. You may report it as a scam to your internet provider or delete it, but don’t interact. Online directory questions may be directed to Claudia, but contact the office if you have any doubts about any email claiming to be associated with the church.

Meet with MAM Sign-Up
The Beta Test of November is about to come to completion. We’ve learned a lot and I am grateful for those who were willing to be test pilots for the initial flight of this opportunity for Rev. Mary Ann to meet with members of the congregation.

Here are instructions to sign-up for a meeting with Rev. Mary Ann in December.

  1. The questionnaire is based on Six Word Memoir Check out information here.
  2. Click here to open the questionnaire. It’ll open as an email. Answer each question with six words, then click at the end to send it to me, Rev. Mary Ann, and then we go over them together. Click here for questions if you prefer to write it out. (Either print it out or write it out yourself.)
  3. Sign up with Rev. Mary Ann for a 30 minute or 45 minute session. No worries. She will be in charge of time keeping.

Thank you. I look forward to seeing you in person or on-line (Wednesdays).

After Sunday’s sermon I was reminded of this wish for well-being. I think I found it on a greeting card once and have loved it ever since. As we engage the holiday season:

Wishing you…
quiet moments
when you are feeling
peaceful feelings
when you’re rushing
through a day,
gentle wisdom
when you’re facing
difficult choices,
restful hours
when your days are long.

Peace out. Love in.

Reverend Mary Ann

Illustrations from The Tao of Leadership