COMMUNITY

TCFM Committees

Since we are an unpastored meeting, volunteer committees make up the organizational backbone of our community, coordinating worship, social events, activism, and pastoral care. Click here to view the roster of TCFM committees and their members.

These groups meet at or around TCFM on a monthly basis

Note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings have moved online while others have been canceled. To get an update on a particular group, contact the person listed. The weekly announcement sheet and monthly newsletter include updates about groups like these and their meeting plans. To get on the email list, contact office@tcfm.org.

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business (MWB): Held on Zoom on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., with virtual fellowship starting at 6:30. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take part, especially newcomers.

First Monday Friends (formerly Old Friends) typically meets on the first Monday of the month at TCFM for a potluck. The group is currently on hiatus until it is safe to meet in person.

Needleworkers Anonymous meets the first Friday of every month on Zoom. All are welcome, with or without a project! Contact Anne Holzinger for more info: anneholzinger@hotmail.com.

Young Adults (generally 18-35) typically meet on a quasi-monthly basis. During the lockdown they have organized some socially distanced get-togethers. If you would like to get on the email list, contact: yaf@tcfm.org.

Quaker Women’s Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 12:30 for light desserts and discussions. The group is on hiatus until it is safe to meet in person. Contact Nancy Beecher at (612) 721-2866 for more information.

We also participate in the work of these local and national organizations:

Loaves and Fishes: Together with other Metro area Friends, Ismaili Community of Minnesota, and the Mayim Rabim Congregation, we help to serve a meal at Holy Rosary Church in Minneapolis four or five times a year on the fifth Monday of the month. Volunteers are always needed to help prepare food, serve the meal, and clean up afterward. Greg Leierwood coordinates: email him at leie0002@umn.edu to learn more about volunteering.

Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS): We and the other Twin Cities meetings support a QVS house in Minneapolis. QVS Fellows are provided with room and board and do volunteer work in the local community for a year. > learn more.

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW): FNVW pursues the Quaker vision of removing the causes of war, through programs that bring Friends together in common cause. > visit FNVW. The organization is currently focused on just policing through their Bridging the Divides Program program.

American Friends Service Committee: The Saint Paul office of AFSC is focused on restorative justice practices and anti-racist education, and leads a Freedom School program for local youth every year.
> visit the national website for AFSC
> visit the Saint Paul AFSC website