FEATURED NEWS AT TCMC
The Men's Center, with concern for the health and safety of all of our members and participants, has transitioned to hybrid on-line and in-person meetings in response to changes in the COVID-19 endemic. Our physical premises have begun to open up to groups and meetings. Please be vaccinated and consider wearing masks while indoors.
Give to the Max Day is coming up on Thursday, November 16th
On Thursday, November 16, people across the state will participate in Give to the Max Day – the 15th annual fundraising event that has raised more than $380 million for nonprofits in Minnesota since its inception.
November is also Men's Mental Health Awareness Month, an important cause that we both deeply believe in. This Give to the Max Day, please consider joining me in donating to the Twin Cities Men's Center to support their mission and future.
You can learn more about the event, the organization, and its work to raise awareness for men's mental health and wellness here
Men Talk - Oct/Nov 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.
In Memoriam: John Hesch
WIt is with great sadness that TCMC mourns the loss of long-time member, friend, supporter, Anger Management Coordinator and TCMC volunteer, John Hesch. John was a staple at TCMC for years and his work with the Anger Management Program impacted the lives of thousands of men and women across Minnesota and across the country. John was a fine and unique individual of extraordinary character. Of the many things that John will be remembered for, the way that his face would light up when he laughed will be a vision treasured by many. John's spirit of self-less service and contribution is an inspiration to many and will not soon be forgotten. John passed away on 08/10/2023.
The John Hesch Memorial Dinner was held at the New Hope Cinema Grill on Sunday, August 20, 2023. TCMC welcomed all who were touched by John to this event. Many men and women spoke heartfelt reminiscences about John for over three hours, and his family was presented with a plaque from TCMC in thanks for his years of service.
John's life was also celebrated by his family and friends on Sunday 09/24/2023 at the Cremation Society of MN in Edina, with a special hour of remembrance including stories, songs, and prayer. Please check out these links for his official obituary:
"Beyond Anger: Reclaim Your Fire!" - the new course in healing your self-care mind-body-heart-spirit.
Mondays, Sep. 18 to Oct.30, 2023, 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Online Class
The Twin Cities Men's Center is continuing to offer a much-requested follow-on class for graduates of our popular Men Helping Men with Anger Management classes. "Beyond Anger: Reclaim Your Fire!" is an expert-guided, peer-supported, online-live course that runs for 7 weeks on Mondays 6:30-7:45pm CST, and is offered periodically throughout the year. Adults, all-genders, all-faiths welcome.
Read what a recent participant said about taking this course:
"With just the first class, BEYOND YOUR ANGER blew me away with how much I learned about myself and where my anger evolves. Multiple classes after I began to connect the dots and suddenly, everything clicked. Friends and family have commented on how much my attitude about anger, demeanor, and how I handle myself in stressful situations has changed because of the knowledge and insight that I have learned from this class. If you want to get to the root of your anger and learn more about yourself, then this class is definitely for you!" - Kyle S.
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.
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 have extended that for other groups as well.
- Groups that rent space (12-step groups & MKP for example) have been allowed since the 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.
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/>.
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!
I Want To Receive Men Talk in my E-mail Box!
Have you seen our new website yet? Did you know we are currently working on getting the past Issues of Men Talk online on our website? Would you like to STOP receiving your hard copy of Men Talk in your postal mail and instead, get an e-mail including the current Men Talk table of contents and a link to the latest issue online? Easier done than said! Just send an e-mail to Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him you want to be removed from the hard copy mailing and you would like to receive an e-mail notification when the latest Men Talk is online. It's that simple!
Be sure to check the Events Calendar for the master list of all TCMC events!