Old Schoolhouse: May you be filled with joy and peace... (updated 13th Sept 2019)

Being good neighbours and working out details

Give thanks for productive meetings with the head of Comper to discuss parking logistics, use of the building, and the boundary between OS and Comper. Give thanks and continue to pray for warm relationships as we begin the nitty-gritty of being good neighbours. Please pray especially for a spirit of collaboration and a vision for what is possible/desirable rather than what will be lost.

Sale of the chapel

Please continue to pray for sale of chapel to go through smoothly. Pray especially that rough sleepers occupying the forecourt would be able to be relocated without too much confrontation.

Planning

We expect to receive written feedback on the revised application by the end of next week. Please pray that this process will move forward smoothly.

Pray for wisdom for the team and architects.

Fundraising

Thank God for Jill Bain who is taking the lead and for those who have joined the team recently. Pray for energy for the team and successful trust applications. More people to support the fundraising team are needed. Please pray about that and maybe you could help too?

Moving in

Pray that a good solution for heating will be sorted out in a timely manner so that the space will be welcoming and warm, especially with the children's groups and other initiatives starting up very soon.

Give thanks and pray for

Pray for Louise & John Perkins as they prepare to welcome their new baby. We are grateful for all John has done so far for the planning/design around the Old Schoolhouse. Pray for him as he is setting up a good accountability/project management system to help all of the wider partners and professional team keep on task over the coming months as we pray and work to resubmit our full application.

Martin Groth is taking over from John P while John is on paternity leave. Pray for strength and energy for Martin, and give thanks for him and the Groth family.

A big thanks for Catherine & Ally Shand who are organising working bees and working very hard themselves.

Give thanks for Hannah Langley who has been busy! Pray for her as she has a lot of things on her plate, pray for strength and energy and joy.

Prayer evening on 7 September - Thanks for coming! We hope you were encouraged.