Wondering what people are saying about More To Life?
"If you are not careful, you can get in routines and schedules such that life moves onto auto-pilot. MTL is a way to slow down and listen, think and discuss important aspects of life. It is a reminder that we are more than work and responsibilities. My wife and I wanted something that was deeper than the usual without the repetitive nature of organized religion. MTL is a perspective on various life issues and an opportunity to get together with people looking for a discussion on these issues. I enjoy meeting new people within the community and always enjoy Anne's desserts!"
- James Westphal
"MTL is helpful in keeping life in perspective. Getting out of your head and into community with varying ages. Yep, young folks to more seasoned folks. It’s fun, funny and uplifting. The variety of topics keeps Hope at the forefront."
- Peggy Gibson
"Thanks to Anne & Phil, More to Life is so much bigger than the idea of inspirational talks. It is a community built on people wanting to live good lives while sharing their goodness with others. There are stories that can make you laugh and stories that can make you cry- yet you can always take the talk for what it is worth. On days you don’t want to socialize, you can pull up a seat in the back and get some food for thought and be on your merry way. On days when you need a hug or a sincere hello - you can choose to be more involved and you are welcomed with open arms. I love and respect the environment that Anne & Phil have created - you can come as you are and be present in that space and time. "
- Alex Rae Cooper
"More To Life fills my spiritual bucket. I come for the discussions because I always walk away with something to think about for the week. And there are some pretty cool people there to connect with on a bi-monthly basis!!"
- Laurie Keyes
"MTL is something I look forward to, and anxiously await the next occasion! I'm encouraged by the message heard at More To Life, and value the sense of community the space provides for Summit County. I challenge myself each and everyday to be a better version of myself and feel supported through my journey because of MTL."
- Kay Atteberry
"I love Phil and Anne. These are two people – true gifts to our Summit County community -- who are living out beautiful stories of grace and intention. And Phil is a masterful storyteller. Without fail, he will provide some kind of thought-provoking nugget that spurs some meaty family conversations until it's time for another MTL night. You can always count on Phil to share books, online resources, playlists, movie recommendations, and more to connect with the various ages and stages in attendance. Plus Anne's baked goods are out of this world. You can taste the love."
- Susie Cortright
"Attending MTL makes me feel better. It allows me to stop and reflect on my life for an hour and slow down my busy day. It is a good place for social interaction and Phil always has a good message that makes me think and adds perspective that I find very helpful."
- Kevin Berkley
"More To Life always leaves me feeling really happy that I took the time to show up. I always feel as though Phil is talking directly to me...so I'm guessing other people feel the same way. His topics are powerful and personal and there are always many good laughs. It's one hour two times a month... everyone owes it to themselves to give it a try."
- Sally Lynch