Storytelling and listening will be explored at a new Lifetree Café lunch setting 11:30 a.m. CT Friday, Sept. 14.

The program, titled “The Art of Listening: An Act of Love” features a film of NPR’s StoryCorps founder, David Isay. StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants.

“It’s an important moment in people’s lives to have someone who matters ask who they are, what they’ve learned, and how they want to be remembered,” said Isay.

Participants will discover practical tools for connecting deeply with others.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. A simple lunch and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or livingwater@livingwateratthebeach.com.