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 will be hearing arguments in Johnson V Grants Pass; this case, which has significant relevance here with the passage of the Safer Kentucky Act, is challenging Grants Pass, OR law that allows the police to arrest homeless people for sleeping on the streets. Join us as we stand in solidarity with houseless people across the state and the country!”

Weather permitting, I will walk over from the church starting around 2:30 pm. Join me if time allows. Allegedly, according to Google, it is a 12-14-minute walk. Or maybe I will see some of you there who may travel differently. 

  • Today:  Monday, April 22
  • Time:  3:00 – 4:00
  • Location:  Romano L. Mazzoli Federal Building Park (north side of the building) 600 W. Chestnut Street (7th and Chestnut)  See map below.

Last Sunday, April 14th
I missed not being able to attend worship with you on Sunday, April 14th. It sounds like the CLOUT folks got their message across. It was good to see so many of you at the Nehemiah Action Monday evening.

As for moi, last Sunday afternoon I had the honor of being the celebrant for the annual “Service of Gratitude” at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington.

The service honors the families of over 300 Hoosiers who donated their bodies to science last year. 


During the service, we hear from medical students, physical therapy students, and other health professionals who often name their donors as “the best teacher I ever had.”

The respectful gratitude offered means so much to the families and touches my heart deeply each year, which is why I have remained in contact with the Indiana University School of Medicine Anatomical Education Program. I’d love to be in contact with the Kentucky counterpart, perhaps at UofL here in Louisville. Anyone have any connections?

Blessings for those who keep on giving, even after death.

Peace, MAM
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

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