St. Louis Oasis and New Northside Baptist Church

St. Louis Oasis and New Northside Baptist Church share the goal of enriching the lives of older adults and are hosting a free Open House at the New Northside Family Life Center, 5939 Goodfellow Blvd., on Friday, February 15

St. Louis Oasis and New Northside Baptist Church will host a free Open House at the New Northside Family Life Center located at 5939 Goodfellow Blvd. in North St. Louis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 15. Participants will be encouraged to engage in class demonstrations and health screenings, as well as enjoy refreshments and entertainment.

Reverend Rodrick Burton is pastor of New Northside Baptist Church. The church and non-profit organization share the goal of enriching the lives of older adults.

Founded in 1982, St. Louis Oasis is active in 40 cities and reaches more than 50,000 individuals each year. Its mission is to promote healthy aging through a three-fold approach: lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. Its vision is to see that adults age 50 and older across the country have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives.

“We look forward to working closely with New Northside to bring Oasis programs to the community,” stated Paul Weiss, president of Oasis.

“Pastor Burton and the New Northside family focus on providing services that promote healthy living. This aligns well with the Oasis mission of lifelong learning, active lifestyles, and volunteer engagement. Together, we will expand upon these rich offerings in the area. It is our goal to deliver exciting educational, health and wellness, and social connection opportunities for older adults.”

Whether a retired baby boomer or someone simply interested in maintaining an active lifestyle, adults now have greater access to high-quality programming on art, entertainment, health and wellness, history, technology and more.

To register for this free Open House or to learn more, contact St. Louis Oasis at 314-862-4859 ext. 24 or visit

SoulFisher Ministries celebrates grand opening 

The SoulFisher Ministries will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting for its newly purchased office building at 7267 Natural Bridge Rd. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, February 18.

SoulFisher Ministries is dedicated to serving the St. Louis community by educating underprivileged youth and providing valuable reentry programs and resources to woman involved in the criminal justice system. 

It provides quality educational support and enrichment opportunities for students in Riverview School District who have an incarcerated parent or are performing below grade-level expectations. Its AGAPE Reentry Program promotes restorative justice for incarcerated women by providing pre- and post-release reentry services, including supportive housing. 

SoulFisher Ministries is building a network of partners to provide a holistic approach to student achievement and successful transition from incarceration back to the community for women.   

The recent purchase of a new office building has already increased the organization’s capacity to serve more clients through expanded office space and increased staff, according to Shawntelle L. Fisher, founder and CEO. Likewise, it allows the organization to host meetings and trainings that bring the community together for further collaboration on greater community and economic empowerment. 

The public is invited to join Fisher and staff in cutting the ribbon, touring the building, and enjoying food and drinks. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP to Fisher at For more information, visit

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