Our morning service will honor the life of Judith Sargent Murray, who has connections to both Universalism and Mississippi! Judith was an early advocate for women's rights, an essayist, a playwright, a poet and a letter writer -- but she was also the wife of John Murray, widely considered 'the father of Universalism' in America.
Our speaker will be Dr. Sheila Skemp, historian and professor at the University of Mississippi, who has done definitive research on Murray (May 1, 1751 - June 9, 1820). .
Both the life of Judith Sargent Murray and Dr. Skemp have a lot to teach us, even today! Come and learn about this inspiring woman and hear how she lived the last days of her life in Mississippi, where her brother, Winthrop Sargent, was provincial governor, and how her papers were found here after her death.