A WORD FROM TRACY
This month marks the one year anniversary of the beginning of Lifetree Cafe at our church. The idea of planting a Lifetree Cafe at The Crossing Community Church was discussed at breakfast, over a cafe table between Richard Thompson, Peter Wassenaar and me several months before that time. The inaugural Lifetree meeting took place on the first Monday of April of last year when we were still meeting at The Tree of Life facility on Henderson Road. Since then, we have met every single Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. except once, when we had to cancel for inclement weather. I am grateful to Richard, Peter, Friendship Team members and many of you who have regularly attended. It has been an enjoyable venture for me and I feel much closer to the team members and participants as a result of our conversations and time spent together. We have also made new friends along the way, as guests often attend our meetings.
As we move into our second year, I urge you to experience Lifetree Cafe if you haven’t already. If you have attended, please make a list of people that you can invite in the coming weeks. The episodes are always fresh and relevant to our lives. I also invite you to become a member of our Friendship Team, or our Out on a Limb Team, which focuses on mission projects. One of those projects is a mission trip to Puerto Rico in November. Please contact Richard, Peter or me if you are interested. We will be training new team members in the near future. You can also pick up information about the Puerto Rico trip and Lifetree Cafe episodes at the information desk.
Please don’t forget to support our youth! They are raising funds for their mission trip to Chicago this coming Saturday. Bring your old electronic and computer items to be recycled at The Anderson’s Store, 7000 Bent Tree Blvd. off Sawmill Road, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You can also bring documents to be shredded. For $5 you may bring as many items as you wish. A portion of the proceeds goes to our youth group, and you will get a $5 coupon to spend in the store. Tube computer monitors are are acceptable, but don’t bring tube television sets! I look forward to seeing you.