Mission: Groveland is a mutually supportive and inclusive community, which fosters individual spiritual growth and inspires its members to do good works in the world.
Vision: We, the members of Groveland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, shall live our faith in a welcoming, inclusive congregation that provides a safe community for spiritual exploration and operates in accordance with the principles and traditions of Unitarian Universalism. Groveland welcomes seekers on their spiritual journeys.
Sunday Services: Our Services are held at 10:00 in the St Paul Council of Churches Chapel at 1671 Summit Ave. in St. Paul, MN 55105.
Our mailing address:
Groveland UU Fellowship
PO Box 40011
St. Paul, MN 55104
Accessibility: Ours is a wheelchair accessible building, with handicapped parking behind the building.
Families with children: Families with children aged 8 and up are invited to attend the service.
Our Next Presentation
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Dealing with life's changes
Ted Bowman is an educator, author and consultant who specializes in change and transition, whether it occurs in families, an organization, or the community. His emphasis is on aiding people in utilizing their strengths and the resources of others in facing change and transition. Ted has also taught Family Education courses at the University of Minnesota since 1981. He became an adjunct faculty member at the University of Saint Thomas in 2006, teaching a graduate social work course on grief and loss.
with Ted Bowman
From 1985-1996 Ted was Senior Trainer for the Wilder Foundation, a large endowed human service agency, located in St. Paul, Minnesota. He assumed that position after directing educational programs at Family Service agencies in Charlotte, North Carolina and Minneapolis, Minnesota for the previous twelve years. He was an adjunct faculty member of the National Center for Family Literacy in Louisville, Kentucky from its beginning through 1992 and United Theological Seminary from 1989 through 1996.
From 1976 until now, Ted Bowman has published more than 80 articles, chapters, booklets, and poems. He is also the author or co-author of resources published by Family Service America, Allina Hospitals and the 3M Company. His two booklets, Loss of Dreams: A Special Kind of Grief, published in 1994, and Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered, published in 2001, are widely used in grief and bereavement settings. Crossroads: Stories at the Intersections, a book of poems and essays was released in 2008. A book of poems by Minnesota poets addressing themes of loss and renewal, The Wind Blows, The Ice Breaks, was released in 2010; Ted and a colleague co-edited this volume.
He was a Minnesota delegate to the 1980 White House Conference on Families. In 2008, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Association for Poetry Therapy.
Ted is married, the father and stepfather of four children, and a grandfather of five"grand" children.