Florence Caplow was the Minister of Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist from 2015-2016. She wrote with an update of how she is doing and what’s going on! Read below:
Dear beloved beautiful people of TRUU – I’m writing with my greetings and blessings at the beginning of your church year. Just last Sunday I was talking about TRUU from the pulpit, here in the flatlands of Illinois. Were your ears burning? I was reflecting on your generosity in ordaining me in that beautiful ceremony, a year-and-a-half-ago, and how that connects us, wherever we all go. Not to mention the way you taught me to love snow and skiing! I imagine that many of you heard through the grapevine that I left Port Townsend. It was a hard, sad year, and my mother Harriet McNeal, who came out to the Roaring Fork Valley for my ordination, had a number of very scary health issues. I decided that I needed to be closer to her at this time in her life, and by a small miracle, there was a UU church in central Illinois looking for a settled minister this year. This all goes to show that life has no end of curve balls it can throw your way. I certainly couldn’t have predicted this one.