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September 14 – Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth

Bobbie Groth
Bobbie Groth

Many scriptures and proscriptive self-help books tell us what a perfect world would look like.  But no matter how hard we work for justice, we live in a time far from perfect, and life throws us curve balls that sometimes put us in dread.  How do we live in times that are not yet ok, not yet what we want, or not yet what we’ve worked for?  Drawing on Buddhism and other religious contemplatives, this will be a sermon celebrating “keep calm and carry on”!

Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth is a UU Community minister who has served victims of violence, interfaith relations, and other issues in the Milwaukee area for over 20 years.  Bobbie teaches sociology at Alverno College, has recently retired from the cabinet of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee after serving since 1994, and provides consulting and guest minister services to congregations. She plays fiddle in a traditional Celtic music band, The Garlic Mustard Pickers, which is a 501c3 donating all profits to worthy community causes.

Music: Ellen Shahbazi and the UUFDC Choir, Cynthia Stiehl, conductor, and Donna Russell, accompanist
Service Leader: Bob Lindahl