How to grow a Lifetree Café

LifeTreeCafePlantingThe four fertile Lifetree Cafés currently welcoming guests to enjoy food and fellowship in the Lancaster, Pa., area are poised for growth, and that takes training. Together they will sponsor a training event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 to 11 AM, at Millport Mennonite Church, 820 Log Cabin Rd, Leola. And they invite others who want to learn more about this exciting new outreach ministry opportunity to come learn how it’s done.

“It’s the talk of the town,” asserts the ecumenical group’s website.  “Lifetree Café is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. The main entrée at Lifetree Café is food for thought.”

There are four Lifetree Cafés meeting on four different weeknights in the Lancaster area: two in Lititz, one in Ephrata and one on Lincoln Highway. All persons are invited to attend any of the Cafés. Find their locations and meeting times on their collective website: lifetreecafelancaster.us.

LifeTree Cafés bearing fruit in Western districtsSeveral United Methodist churches sponsor a Lifetree Cafe on Mondays at 7 PM at the General Sutter Inn, 14 E. Main St. (at Broad St.) in Lititz. Two pastors, the Rev. Jerry McGrath of Lititz UMC and the Rev. Jason Perkowski of Faith UMC Manheim and Oregon UMC, co-lead the effort with much lay support.

The Oct. 29 training is for current and prospective volunteers, who will get to meet each other from among the four Lifetree sites and discuss possible joint service projects and events.

But the session is also open to anyone who wants to learn more about this ministry. Just e-mail Jason Perkowski or call him at 717-333-9238 if you want to attend.

For more information about Lifetree Cafés, see two articles on our website:

LifeTree Cafés bearing fruit in Western districts” and “Lifetree Café: A new ministry to reach millennials