About the Rev. Florence Caplow

Rev. Florence Caplow (she/her) has served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Illinois, Washington State, and Colorado.Before becoming a minister, she worked as a botanist for 25 years, specializing in the conservation of endangered plants. She is also a writer, editor, change coach, and ordained Soto Zen priest. Learn more about Florence and her work here.


About Aaron Brown

TRUU is delighted that Aaron Brown has agreed to lead our services on the second and third Sundays of every month for the upcoming year. Aaron has been a regular visitor to our pulpit for over 10 years. He holds a Master’s in Theological Studies from The Iliff School of Theology and a dual Bachelor’s in Economics and English from The Colorado College. He considers his full-time career a secular ministry in which he has the great privilege to support leaders and managers in creating healthy work environments. He currently works for one of the world’s largest consulting and accounting firms helping to guide and develop the Leadership and Human Potential curriculum for over 180,000 professionals. During each of his visits, he will share messages with us that connect the wisdom of the world’s religious traditions to the wisdom of our literary, scientific, and social traditions. Please join us!



TRUU has an exciting plan for ministerial services in the coming year 9/1/23- 7/31/24.  Reverend Florence Caplow, who was our residential minister 2016-2017, will be leading Sunday worship remotely once a month. On these Sundays, we will meet as usual in the Community Room of the 3rd Street Center and she will join us on Zoom, projected on the large screen. The music, hymns, chalice rituals and readings will all be in person.

On the second and third Sundays of each month, we are very pleased to be joined in person at the 3rd Street Center by Aaron Brown, who has been a regular speaker at TRUU for the past 11 years. While he is in Carbondale, he will be staying in the TRUU parsonage and provide other ministerial functions and engaging with our TRUU community as time allows.

The fourth and occasional 5th Sunday services will be fellowship and social justice services, respectively.


Or Broadcast or Online

Our live service will also be carried on Zoom and broadcast to Facebook, so if health concerns, travel or weather deter you from attending, join us there.

  • To attend the livestream Service Sunday morning at 10:00 am, which is held on Facebook, please know that you do NOT need to have a Facebook account. Anyone can access it. This link will take you to the livestream service.
  • You also find detailed directions for accessing the livestream within Facebook on this link. (Scroll down the right column.)
  • You might consider inviting a neighbor, or a friend or 2 or 3, to watch the Sunday Service together.

If you miss the service on Sunday, the video recording will be posted here on our website. You will find a full archive of services on this page.