Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
Join PUUF on May 14 as we celebrate mothers with stories, memories, and sharing. This will also be our last regular service led by Rev. Florence Caplow, who will be leaving the northwest to be closer to her aging mother in the midwest.
Join UUs across the country - Write your members of Congress to express your beliefs and how the major cuts to the EPA and NOAA will affect us. For more information: http://www.commit2respond.org/write_here_write_now
The Climate March is April 29th and you can find out more at https://peoplesclimate.org. Call Marty Bishop at 360-871-7301 if you would like to carpool to either of these.
Tuesday evening we learned that Rev. Florence Caplow is leaving Washington State at the end of June. She has accepted a position as minister to a UU Congregation in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, which is near her 88 year old mother, who is needing Florence to be near-by.
Florence: “When I ordained as a Zen priest, nine years before I ordained as a UU minister, I made the vow that I would always go where I am most needed. That vow led me into UU ministry. That vow led me here, with all the hope in the world. And now it is leading me back to the person who raised me as a single mother, to help her at the most vulnerable time in her life. I can’t avoid that call and responsibility, as much as it hurts to leave and give up on my dreams here.”
While we are saddened by these events, she has indicated she will work with us until she leaves and has suggestions for helping to fill the gap here at PUUF. The Quimper UU Fellowship will also be undergoing a time of discernment as well.
Rev. Caplow’s last service with PUUF will be May 12 [Mothers' Day]. Please be sure to join us as we celebrate her service with PUUF and wish her good tidings on her next journey.
Judy Arbogast and the
PUUF Board of Trustees