No Service – Potluck at Karen Belling’s, 11:30 am

We will meet at Karen’s home at 11:30 am and will plan on eating around noon. Paul Hjelmstad will provide music. Let Karen know if you are coming and what you will be bringing. Karen will provide a hearty soup and salad. Bring a dish to share.  More info in the Nov. newsletter.

Personal Reflections on Making a Difference and When to Retire, presented by Alan Lando

(Harry) Alan Lando will discuss issues and challenges he faces as he passes the traditional age of retirement. Lando is a Distinguished International Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. He was a lead organizer of the triennial World Conferences on Tobacco OR Health.  

TED Talk – How to Have Better Political Conversations

We will watch the TED Talk by Robb Willer, then discuss ways which we can use this information to help us when talking about political topics with those with opposing viewpoints.

Holiday Music, presented by Paul Hjelmstad

Groveland’s own pianist will play a variety of Holiday music: old, new, forgotten, classic and favorite carols. Paul Hjelmstad has been playing piano around town for many years in  Dixieland Jazz, big band, classical and variety groups. He studied primarily with James Johnson of Augsburg College and attended Saint Olaf College in Northfield.  

Solstice and Potluck, presenter Kari Tauring

At Ceile Hartleib’s, 5:30 pm. Bring a dish to share. Kari has been writing and performing music and ritual in the Twin Cities for nearly two decades. She will lead us in song and deep reflection to bring light into the darkest time of year. Kari’s work is available on her website at  

December 24th – No Service Today

December 31st – No Service Today

Mindfulness and Meditation, presented by Eric Larson

Eric Larson is a professional life and leadership coach. He will share a bit about the role of mindfulness and meditation in his journey from a tightly-wound, anxious 20-something to a more fulfilled 30-something. He will lead a short, simple mindfulness practice.

Let’s Make Sandwiches for the Homeless

Laughter Yoga, presented by Spruce Krause

The Importance of Asking for Help, presented by Abby Struck

What is Real News, what is Fake News? TED Talk

Darwin and Religion, presented by Bruce Jarvis

Using Literature, Writing and Storytelling in Helping Work, presented by Ted Bowman


TBD presented by Karen Hutt

Water, presented by Jerry Kettunen


Thawing the Polarized Ice Between Us, by Tom Esch

We live in a world that is increasingly polarized and politically frozen. It seems harder than ever for us to relate to, to understand and get to know those who vote differently than we do. And the stakes for our planet, our nations and our local communities could not be higher. We know that being … Continued

April 1st – No Service – Potluck

Check the Groveland UU E-Wire for location and number to call to RSVP

Poetry Café, by Kath Jesme

Flower Communion

December 17 Christmas Carols presented by Paul Hjelmstad