Lifetree Café

by IELC on March 4, 2015

Thursdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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. Come enjoy a comfortable, safe place. A place to meet old friends and make new ones. To share your thoughts about compelling topics and hear the thoughts of others. Come see what everyone’s talking about. For more details, go to:

Sept. 14th – A Safe Place, confronting child abuse in your corner of the world.

Sept. 21st – Is Church Obsolete? Has God left the building?

Sept. 28th – Forgiving the Unforgivable, A son confronts his mother’s killer.

Oct. 5th – Making Life’s Toughest Decisions, Dealing with Dilemmas

Oct. 12th – Toxic Faith, When Religion Hurts

Oct. 19th – 60 Minute Guide to Greater Confidence, How to talk to anybody, make friends, and get the job you want.

Oct. 26th – The Black and White Truth About Racism, Will we ever live in a colorblind world?

Nov. 2nd – Mysteries of Mental Illness, One woman’s struggle to regain her life.


















Wellness On Wednesdays meets every Wednesday, and is for those 55 and older. Join us from 10 am to 12:30 pm for blood pressure checks, light exercises, speakers and lunch.

The program schedule for the next couple of weeks: 

Sept. 13 – ‘War of 1812’ – Come and hear Chuck Bayles explain how the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain, in a conflict that had a huge impact on our young country’s future.

Sept. 20 – ‘The Rotary Club’ – Fellow WOW members Ross Willink and Bill Ruoff will team up to explain the history and activities of this influential international service organization.

Sept. 27 – ‘What Cuba is Like Today’ – We welcome Judith DuPre, a retired Fairport history teacher, who will explain what life is like in Cuba, where more has changed recently than it has in decades.

Oct. 4 – ‘Songs from the Past’ – Those classic songs we love, as well as some great show tunes, will be the focus of the solo program of Jerry Bartholomew.  His powerful baritone voice is one you won’t want to miss!

Oct. 11 – ‘Weight Loss Myth Busters’ – We’ll learn the real truth about weight loss from Suzanne Feathers, one of our favorite MVP speakers.

Oct. 18 – ‘Because of Women Like Her’ – Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the New York State Woman Suffrage Centennial and to learn about Rochester’s role in the history of women’s rights.  Christine Ridarsky will be our speaker on this important topic.

Oct. 25 – ‘Wow’s Annual Halloween Party’ – Come join in the fun, games, foods and costumes!  This always proves to provide fun for all 🎃!!

Nov. 1 – “Neck Pain” – Physical Therapist Andrew Cavete, from Geneva Valley Physical Therapy, will help us understand causes and cures for neck pain.  COMMUNION SERVICE UPSTAIRS at 12:15.  ALL ARE WELCOME.

Nov. 8 – “Picture Postcard Rochester” – We welcome back Dan Cody, Collections Manager of the Rochester Historical Society, as he takes us on a trip to Rochester at the turn of the 20th century.  See the sights and marvels of Rochester as seen through color postcards which were sent around the world from the Flower City many years ago.

Nov. 15 – “Pilgrims, Pumpkin Pie & Politics:  The True Story of Thanksgiving” – Join Christopher Bensch, Vice President for Collections and Chief Curator at Strong Nat’l Museum of Play, as he explains these varying aspects of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nov. 22 – “The Gentle, Healing Harp” – One of Rochester’s most accomplished harpists, Roxanne Ziegler, will fill our room with melodious music with her beautiful harp.

Nov. 29 – “Travelogue Fun” – We’re sure to be entertained by presenter, Kath Gottschalk as she takes us on yet another travelogue with her sisters (even “Flat Annie too…), this time, to the beautiful state of Oregon!

Dec. 6 – “Organic Living” – We welcome Tom Lombardo who will share helpful information on the advantages of a healthy, natural lifestyle. He will explain how and why to incorporate organic living into everyday life.  COMMUNION SERVICE UPSTAIRS at 12:15.  ALL ARE WELCOME.

Dec. 13 – “Adventures in Wildflowers” – Former Xerox Graphic Arts Specialist, Ed Snyder, has captured amazing pictures of many types of wildflowers.  Come and enjoy the beauty of his presentation as we enter the bleak winter months.

Dec. 20 – “Holiday Music” – One of our favorite performers returns with a holiday program which will include some ‘interesting twists’ on a few well-known tunes.  Don’t miss Geoff Clough as he entertains and amazes us with his upbeat holiday performance.  Get ready to sing-along!

Dec. 27 – No WOW