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April 14 – Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth

Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth

Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth

SOWN IN TEARS: UNITARIAN LETTERS FROM BLEEDING KANSAS

Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth will talk about her great, great grandfather, the Unitarian missionary to the Kansas Territory in 1855, and reflect upon the lessons for our time in her book, The Incredible Story of Ephraim Nute: Scandal, Bloodshed, and Unitarianism on the American Frontier, new UU historical research published by Skinner House, a UUA imprint, in 2010.

Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth,  a UU Community minister who served victims of violence in the Milwaukee area for over 20 years, now focuses on interfaith relations there as Secretary to the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee.  She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Alverno College and provides consulting and guest minister services to congregations. She has published many articles, and her book, The Incredible Story of Ephraim Nute: Scandal, Bloodshed and Unitarians on the American Frontier, published in March 2011, is in its second printing.  She is a weaver, spinner, dog-lover, hiker, mother, grandmother, and plays fiddle in the Celtic band she runs with her husband, Don Lawson, an electrical engineer, and hammered dulcimer player. Rev. Dr. Groth will be available during coffee hour to answer questions, and sell and sign copies of her book.

Music: Bob Judd

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