The Twin Cities Men's Center provides resources for men seeking to grow in body, mind, and spirit; and advocates for healthier family and community relationships.
"Beyond Anger: Reclaim Your Fire!" - a New Anger Management II Course For Men
The Twin Cities Men's Center is now offering a much-requested follow-on class for graduates of our popular Men Helping Men with Anger Management classes.
"Beyond Anger: Reclaim Your Fire!" is a great way for men who have completed the TCMC Men Helping Men With Anger Management course (and has fully paid the fee) or have demonstrable equivalent training or background can now go further into new territory of self-development and emotional competency.
The 10-week class is scheduled for ten Mondays 6-7:30pm beginning April 18th and completing on June 27th (skipping May 30 Memorial Day holiday).
TREASURER Volunteer Opportunity
We are now accepting applications for TCMC's next Treasurer following the recent announcement that our current Treasurer will be stepping down in April 2022. The Treasurer will be responsible for financial management and oversight, budgeting and monitoring, tax reporting, and making monthly reports to the Board of Directors. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated experience in accounting and/or finance and a strong alignment with the TCMC mission. Please visit TCMC.org to read the full job description. Interested parties can contact our Office Manager, Tom Maher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANGER MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR Job Opportunity
We are now accepting applications for TCMC's next Anger Management Coordinator. The AM Coordinator is responsible for administration of the program in all of its aspects, including program organizing and scheduling of classes, finding available facilitators, han- dling inquiries from men interested in taking the class, recording registrations, and collecting fees. Please visit TCMC.org to read the full job description or contact our Office Manager, Tom Maher, at email@example.com.
Annual Facilitator Training
Saturday, April 23rd, 12:15-2:30pm at TCMC
Training will be taught by Tommy Jones, Gary Weldon and several other experienced facilitators, plus Tom Maher! All current support group facilitators, plus those wishing to become one, are welcome to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other facilitators, to sharpen old skills, learn some new ones and to share your experiences with others. Please RSVP to Tom Maher and firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 822-5892. Please consider attending... see you there! Masks required! — Tommy Jones
In Memorium – Norm Petrik
The Twin Cities Men's Center mourns the loss and celebrates the life of Norm Petrik; long-time Men's Center Member, Board Member, Former Board Chair, Volunteer and Group Facilitator. Norm went to his rest on February 10, 2022. Norm's many contributions will not be forgotten. He will be missed by all! There will be a private memorial service for immediate family, and a celebration of life for family and friends sometime in the summer.
Norm was the first man from Minnesota initiated in the New Warrior Training (now ManKind Project) back in 1985 (nos- ing out Jimbo Lovestar by a few minutes). He was a practicing psychologist with the VA in St. Cloud for many years. For the nearly the past 20 years he has been serving on the Men's Center board. Norm's dedication and commitment were unsurpassed! He was always willing to give. Norm, rest well! We are honored by your service and your giving!
The website obituary has plenty of pictures of Norm for you to look at: https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/ detail/0000417048/
Men Talk - Apr/May edition now online
Read the official newsletter of the Twin Cities Men's Center online edition. Men Talk, a regional, bi-monthly newsletter features a comprehensive Events Calendar of programs and schedule of support groups, informative articles, poetry, an occasional resource directory, book reviews and other information about special events and news covering men's groups in the Twin Cities. Men Talk has appeared in one form or another since 1977.
Attend the new Men's Wellness Support Group
This drop-in personal growth group is open to all men or anyone identifying as male. No registration needed. Each week includes a check-in, gentle energy exercise, brief meditation, a short lesson and time for each man to share about his life. The group meets every Saturday from 10:30 - 12 Noon. Group meets at Mizpah Church, 412 5th Ave. N. Hopkins, MN 55343 in the Fireside Room. Look for a sign on the church door on the parking lot side for location of the Fireside Room.
Men's Center for Hybrid and In-Person Support Groups, Wednesday Presentations, Anger Management Classes, etc.
- We are working with facilitators to enable them to communicated directly with support group participants on this website.
- The TCMC Gay lssues Support Group has been the catalyst for pioneering a more effective hybrid (zoom+in-person) group meetings with new tech. We will extend that for other groups as well.
- Groups that rent space (12-step groups & MKP for example) have been allowed beginning week of July 19th, 2021. They should provide sufficient masks for their participants..
- Anger Management classes will continue to be on Zoom-only until furture notice.
The Perspectives Exchange Laboratory (PX Lab)
Not being heard? Willing to listen?
Open to exchanging perspectives through a shared media experience? The PX Lab is the place for you!
Click on the PX Lab logo to find out how your perspective can shape our latest collaboration.
Sunday Men's Brunches Paused
We have paused the monthly, 3rd Sunday Men's Brunches organized by the Twin Cities Men's Center.
If you have an interest in volunteering for TCMC please consider joining a committee. We are looking for committee members for our Fundraising, Outreach, and Support Group Committees. Please contact the TCMC office to be put in touch with committee chair are you are interested in serving.
Fundraising and Contributions Help Needed
Attention TCMC members and supporters, the TCMC Fundraising and Contributions Committee can use your help. If you have an interest or experience in Fundraising and are willing to volunteer some of your time; please contact Damon Starks at email@example.com.
TCMC is now eligible to receive Choice Dollars through Thrivent Financial!!
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who's eligible to direct Choice Dollars?
Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds can make a world of difference to the Twin Cities Men's Center! Thrivent's Choice Dollars program allows eligible Thrivent members to recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable funds. Directing Choice Dollars to TCMC is easy. Simply go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice®" after the prompt.
Thrivent also has other opportunities to help the Twin Cities Men's Center, but we need to know which of OUR supporters are also THEIR members! If you believe in TCMC's mission and you are a Member of Thrivent Financial, please contact Tom to find out about other ways you can help TCMC through Thrivent Financial!
TCMC joins the Amazon Smile program
The Twin Cities Men's Center is now listed as a charitable organization on Amazon Smile. This means when any Amazon customer who registers with Amazon Smile and selects the Twin Cities Men's Center as their charitable organization of choice, 0.5% of any qualifying purchase will be donated to the Twin Cities Men's Center. You can sign up to help us out at < https://smile.amazon.com/>.
Men Help Other Men at the Twin Cities Men's Center.
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