Central Minnesota Freethinkers is a nonprofit charitable, social, and educational organization created to foster a community of reason. We are atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, and freethinkers in and around St. Cloud. We live our lives happily free of dogma and the constraints of religion. Whether you live close by or far away, whether you come regularly or just once in a while, we look forward to seeing you.

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We get together for coffee on the first and third Sundays of each month, from 10 o'clock until noon. We discuss current and local events, books, sometimes watch and discuss short videos, and always catch up with each other.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our events, but like other groups and organizations in a similar situation, we wish to reconnect and maintain contact as much as possible. The CMF Board has decided to hold virtual Coffee Socials at on Zoom. Please RSVP on Meetup for access and instructions. We hope to see you there!

We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month (unless conflicts require rescheduling) to discuss a book we have selected from one of our rotating categories:

  • Religion / atheism / humanism
  • Science / philosophy
  • Contemporary issues
  • Literature / fiction 
  • History / biography

The books can be read and discussed in one meeting (one month) or two meetings (two months) at most. Watch the Meetup page and this site for upcoming titles, locations (generally Dunn Brothers in Coborn’s on Cooper Ave. or the St. Cloud Public library), and times (generally 6:00 or 6:30 pm). 

General membership meetings are held annually and as needed at locations to be announced. We also host guest speakers on a range of interesting topics. In June and December we get together around the Solstices for a potluck celebration.

Join our Meetup group or watch the events calendar for time and location of all events.

Central Minnesota Freethinkers doesn't have an office or a postal address.

Please contact us at info@cmfreethinkers.org or simply attend a meeting or social gathering and introduce yourself.

Upcoming Events

CMF - Study Group
July 28, 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Freethinkers Coffee Social -- In person!
August 01, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tenets of Humanism: Intro to Ethics
August 05, 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Freethinkers Virtual Discussions -- Third Sundays
August 15, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
D-Squared Looks At Critical Race Theory
August 17, 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Tenets of Humanism: Intro to Meaning and Mattering
August 19, 7:00PM - 08:30PM
CMF - Study Group
August 25, 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Freethinkers Coffee Social
September 05, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
THINK! Book Club: Adam Grant, "Think Again"
September 07, 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Freethinkers Virtual Discussions -- Third Sundays
September 19, 10:00AM - 12:00PM