Memo from MAM – May 28, 2024

I begin with a short quiz—Who wrote this powerful quote about love?

When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am not speaking of that force which is just emotional bosh. I am speaking of that force that all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. This Hindu-Muslim-Christian-Jewish-Buddhist belief about ultimate reality is beautifully summed up in the first epistle of Saint John: “Let us love one another, for love is God.”

This is the type of love needed in the world today.  IMHIMO.


Next Sunday, June 2, is the Annual Flower Ceremony aka Flower Communion.
Please bring several flowers to share since some people will forget or newcomers may not know to bring flowers.  We need lots of flowers. There will be vases available for your flowers when you arrive at church.  If you are not coming to church, consider sending some flowers in for the Sunday worship service.  We need flowers.  Also if anyone is into origami, please bring some origami flowers for those folks with allergies.
We want everyone to leave with a flower of some kind.


Are you a member or committed friend of First Unitarian Church of Louisville?
Please take time to read this excellent sermon presented by me (no, just kidding)— presented by Board Members Jill Sampson and Jane Buckley at the May 26 Worship Service. This sermon provides very cool metaphors and important information as First Unitarian Church of Louisville goes forth into the 21st century of ministry. 
Seriously, folks, read this.  I going to send it to a few of my colleagues. 


Are you still reading? 
The quote at the beginning of this MAM MEMO comes from Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.   In these times we are living in, I think it’s worth memorizing.  Plus it includes the word “bosh”.  Also, in case you were wondering, IMHIMO stands for “In My Humble Interim Minister Opinion”.   I bet some of you figured that out. 
Oh, I will be in Louisville June 1 through June 9.  If you haven’t met one-on-one with me now is still time.  I will be leaving very early on June 10.   Very!  Early!


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