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&#39;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/#/about-us">website asks</a>, &quot;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?&quot;</p><p>It&#39;s one man&#39;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