MORE CONGRATULATIONS are in order, first of all to Living Oasis, Harrow, who celebrated their first birthday on Saturday 12th March with authors, guest speakers from London School of Theology, live music and much more — all backed up with homemade, fair trade cupcakes and tea & coffee.
Sadly I couldn’t be there myself, but if you made it, please leave a comment to tell us how it went — even better if you can supply some photos!
Next up, congratulations to Living Oasis, Watford, who have at last managed to find new premises to move into. It’s sad news for That Burger which closed down next to Presence on the High Street, but great news for Living Oasis and for Watford’s Christian community.
Describing the move for Christian Gateway Watford, Jill, who works at the shop, writes:
We are so grateful to God for keeping us when other shops have sadly had to close due to lack of support. We desperately need Watford Christians to support the new shop. Steve Cardell has made this move possible and we are incredibly grateful to him.
The shop will continue to trade from Queen’s Road until 15th April: keep an eye on Christian Gateway Watford for news of the opening ceremony at the new site.
Please continue to pray:
- For staff from the Aberdeen, Bedford, Belfast, Inverness and Sutton branches as they come to terms with closure
- For Andy Twilley and Ray George as they face tough decisions about how to generate support and allocate limited resources
- For staff at STL Carlisle, many of whom are former colleagues of Living Oasis staff, as they find their way through their current consultation period with impending redundancies
- For grace and wisdom for all involved as relationships are inevitably strained…