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Everything from politics to prayer will be featured at a new weekly experience called Lifetree Café. This “conversation café”—located in the Players' Lounge at StoneRidge Poplar Run, 440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown—is part of a national network of locations that offers participatory events related to life and faith.

The Lifetree Café experience is a scheduled hour of “stories and conversations to feed the soul,” according to Poplar Run’s Chaplain Dana Logan, who leads the discussion. The hour typically includes a short original film and guided conversation. “It’s sort of like a live, local talk show—with an inspirational twist,” Logan said.

Topics, which change weekly, focus on popular life issues such things as loneliness, immigration, health, angels, guilt, prayer and life after death. The exclusive documentary-style films feature everyday people and well-known people with unusual stories.

National Lifetree Café founder Thom Schultz said, “We engage people of all ages in a national conversation through local Lifetree Cafés as well as a robust online presence.” The organization’s website,, invites visitors to participate online in the same topical conversations that occur each week at the live venues.

Schultz said, “We’ve found that people today want to participate in the conversation. It is not enough to simply hear someone lecture on an important topic. People want to share their thoughts, ask questions and tell their own stories. Lifetree offers a safe place and time to do that.”

Lifetree Café will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning January 10. Admission to the 60-minute events is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Questions about Lifetree Cafe may be directed to Dana Logan at 717.866.3507.