Lifetree café is a space where you are welcomed as you are. Your thoughts are welcome. Your doubts are welcome. Your questions are welcome. This hour of planned conversations and stories feeds one’s soul and provides opportunity for people to get to know one another. Invite friends and neighbors to a place of hospitality, conversation, and laughter. Join us on Monday evenings at 7PM

In the month of June, Lifetree Café will cover the following topics.

June 3- “How to Live to 100: Advice From Those Who’ve Done It” The program features a short film in which centenarians (people who have reached the age of 100) share their secrets for reaching the century mark. “Commonly, aging is seen as a negative thing in today’s society,” said Lifetree Café national director, Craig Cable. “This Lifetree episode presents a different view and celebrates the benefits of achieving old age.” Join us as we explore a new perspective on living longer and celebrating life.

June 10- “A Father’s Power: How Dads Shape Us—for Better or Worse” This program, includes a filmed interview with a former gang member and current father Mark DeEsparza. “I can’t recall a time I was really engaged or active with my father,” says DeEsparza. “I watched other children spending time with their fathers, fishing or going to games and being engaged. I looked for that growing up and couldn’t find it.” We will look at the impact fathers can have on their children.

June 17- “Can God Love a Mess Like Me?” This program features a filmed interview with William Paul Young, author of The Shack and Cross Roads. The Shack has sold over 20 million copies, though Young never intended to publish it. “I wrote it to communicate to my kids about the character of God, to make asking questions about God’s kindness and goodness okay.” The Shack became a major motion picture released in March 2017 and went on to win the Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Inspirational Film of the Year. Join us as we hold conversations around the topic of God’s love for God’s creation.

June 24- “Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out” This program features a filmed interview with former NFL tight end Ben Utecht, who suffered five confirmed concussions during his career. “My concussions, as they continued to happen, had a greater and greater impact on my personality,” Utecht explains. “Loss of short- and long-term memory is an issue I deal with, and I’m only in my 30s.” The physical and mental toll of concussions will be discussed.