Sparta - The Sparta United Methodist Church will host an orientation for volunteers interested in easing the lonliness of some local senior citizens. “A Soul Cafe” (A Senior Outreach with Unconditional Love/Caring About Forgotten Elderly) is expanding its program, which matches lonely nursing home residents with those who are willing to visit them regularly, usually twice a month. The one-hour orientation for new volunteers will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in room 7 at the Sparta United Methodist Church, room 7. Interested persons can learn more about the program by visiting the website asoulcafe.org. For information, call 973-729-2300 weekdays, or the church office at 973-729-7773.