MiddleTree Church http://news.stlpublicradio.org en As One Year Passes, MiddleTree Church Stays Committed To Breaking Racial Divides Through Faith http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-year-passes-middletree-church-stays-committed-breaking-racial-divides-through-faith-0 <p>Three years ago,<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianSchmidgall"> Pastor Brian Schmidgall</a> moved from Wisconsin to St. Louis on a mission: to try to right the racial wrongs of St. Louis City through faith. He bought a home on the north side of Delmar Boulevard, and spent the next two years learning the folds of what the community needed in order to come together and move forward.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Erin Williams 9006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As One Year Passes, MiddleTree Church Stays Committed To Breaking Racial Divides Through Faith 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