Welcome! We're glad you're here!
We're transitioning to a new website for Twin Cities Charlotte Mason Community! Please pardon the discrepancies between this site and our new one. If you are ever in doubt about dates and events go to our new site: http://www.twincitiescharlottemason.com/ This current site will continue to be used, but will be for our local Southeastern CM co-op community and support group and will also be a place to learn about Charlotte Mason's ideas and methods!
It is our desire that you use this website as a means of encouragement and a way to connect with people locally in the Twin Cities. The internet is a great tool for learning, but more important than this is our relationships with one another. Throughout the ages older women have mentored younger women.
Even the Apostle Paul wrote in Titus 2:3-5, "Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God." We exist to foster real-life community, mentorship and discipleship among women and families through events, book groups and Charlotte Mason co-op communities.
Please Join Us for Charlotte Mason Support in the Twin Cities, MN!
For the Children's Sake Book DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT GROUP:
You are invited to join other thoughtful home-educators, parents, and teachers to discuss the education of children, specifically the methodologies of Charlotte Mason through book study. The Southeast Twin Cities group meets once a month! The first hour is a discussion on the reading assignment and the second hour is for support, fellowship, and immersion lessons. See more detailed information on the Book/Support Groups page.
If you would like to find other groups in the Twin Cities, please check out our new website for the entire region! Support Groups in the Twin Cities: twincitiescharlottemason.com
Spread the Feast CO-OP COMMUNITY:
We want families to have support and encouragement in real relationships (and not just online) week in and week out or from month to month! Our Community meets twice per month to study Fine Arts, Nature Study, Shakespeare, and Plutarch using Charlotte Mason's Methods. If you would like more info check out Spread the Feast!
Several areas in the Twin Cities have other CM Communities going. If you'd like to join a current group please check here on our new site for groups and contact information!
If you would like to learn more and gain help starting your own group in your part of the Cities, please contact us and we can invite you to observe one of our Co-op days as well as help guide you with starting your own group! We feel this is better than driving 45 minutes to an entirely new part of the city.
EVENTS, LOCAL SUPPORT and CONSULTING
The links here will take you to our new Twin Cities Charlotte Mason website! We are striving to periodically offer Mentoring, Seminars, and Nature Hikes throughout the year to encourage you on your life-long journey of learning about God's bounty and Mason's Philosophy. We try to host events throughout the Twin Cities or make them centrally located to the best of our ability. If you see a need for a new location or need support, Contact us!
The first book we read as a group, back in 2012, was For the Children's Sake, by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. We derived the name of our discussion group from that book because we are educating truly 'For the Children's Sake'! Charlotte Mason used the phrase throughout her volumes and it is on her grave stone as well. Spread the Feast, the name of our Co-op Community, is also a phrase that can be found several places in her volumes.
March/April 2016, my husband and I attended the Charlotte Mason Institute's England Conference and were able to visit Ambleside, England, Mason's last home and where she was buried.