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 pet to death, it is a sweet gift to offer them, even adults. Later in the class, I shared this recent writing by my favorite of all Substackers (media platform), Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

As a Unitarian Universalist Minister, I find Kareem’s regular Substack offerings rich in thought, beauty, truth, humor, and perspective. I appreciate this giant of man’s vulnerability and human care in this entry.


Thank you for the abundance of flowers and love for those who attended Sunday’s service.  I hope my words and sentiments will remain with you, as individuals and a congregation.  Again, here is the poem by David Whyte:
     Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to life
we have refused
again and again
until now.

Until now.


Our worship service on June 9 will be a joint service with All People’s UU.  We, the First Unitarian Church, will be in our sanctuary and they, All People’s UU, will be in their sanctuary.   We HOPE to connect via technology about the theme of…. HOPE in the 21st Century.  Join us for this experiment of a worship service; it will not be perfect but it will be good enough. The morning offering will go to KUUJAN (Kentucky Unitarian Universalist Justice Action Network.  Also, there will be a celebratory luncheon in honor of Tiffany and Doug Taylor who will be moving to northern Indiana to be nearer family.


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With Love and Gratitude, MAM
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

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~ MAM Away Time ~

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: 

Study Leave: June 17 through July 1 
Preach and Teach July 2 through July 7   
Away: July 8 through August 5
Attend Worship and Teach August 4
Preach Water Communion August 11