Florence Caplow, the new intern minister at Quimper UUF, visited us in the first of what promises to be several visits during the year. She is a Soto Zen priest and has been practicing Vipassana and Zen for twenty-five years; she is a dharma teacher, field botanist, environmental activist, essayist and editor. We are fortunate to have such an accomplished intern this year from our mentoring congregation.
Her sermon, The Thresholds of Autumn, was about those times in our lives that are liminal and "in between," when we stand on a threshold - in between summer and fall, in between youth and age, in between one life stage and another. We know what the past was, but we don't know for sure what the future will hold. It can be a frightening time, but it can also be a time of great opportunity. You can read her sermon here or listen to it below:
Gail Sandlin served as our lay leader, and she made use of our new projection system for the order of service, including the hymns, provided by Becky Brown.