Affinity Groups

Men’s Group

Active since 2008, the Men’s Group is open to any GMUUC member or friend who identifies as male. The group meets for about 2 hours each month; currently the Men’s Group meets on the third Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. Email reminders are usually sent a few days before the meeting.

The purpose of the group is to get to know ourselves and each other better and to have fun in the process.

There is one big rule: Confidentially. Men agree not to disclose what is said by other men. What is said in the meeting stays in the meeting.

There are several expectations. We sometimes need reminding of these:

  • Be respectful and courteous to other men in the group.

  • Listen attentively and do not interrupt while another man is talking.

  • Speak honestly using “I“ statements.

  • Resist the temptation to talk too much or give unsolicited advice.

There is always a “Check-In” time when men tell the group, briefly, how they are feeling and what’s going on in their lives. After everyone checks in, the group always finds something to talk about. Men are encouraged to suggest something that might be interesting and meaningful to ponder.

For more information about the GMUUC Men’s group, please contact us.