Assemblies of God http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New church looks to heal racial divides, both internal and external http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-church-looks-heal-racial-divides-both-internal-and-external <p>On Sundays, rows of chairs, a city made of cardboard, and a praise band transform the auditorium of a local community center into the home of Middle Tree Church.</p><p>It's the first church associated with the Assemblies of God to open north of Delmar in almost 20 years. Its <a href="http://www.middletreechurch.com/#/who-we-are" target="_blank">website</a> asks, "What would communicate the love of God louder to a racially, socio-economically divided city than a church that truly unites the community that surrounds it?"</p><p>It's one man's effort to use a once racially-divided church to help heal a racially divided city.</p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3044 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New church looks to heal racial divides, both internal and external