Dianne Glave: Ministry & Church


There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~ Galatians 3:28, NIV

New City Fellowship sought God in prayer before starting the church. In 1992, an answer came out of those prayers–a church was planted going beyond the words, mere platitudes, for racial reconciliation. How many times have I heard that Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. New City Fellowship defies this sad reality of segregation born out or a long history of racism in the US.

I expected I would be worshipping with African Americans and whites at their church service on a Sunday.

I was excited because I got more than I expected that morning in St. Louis. I went straight from the aiport to the church and walked into an international congregation. We worshiped, singing together in Swahili. And to my surprise, I found myself sitting in the back of the church surrounded by a large Burmese family Of about twenty people. One of the Burmese men read the scripture in his own language. And the bulletin included the scripture in both English and Burmese.

I stumbled onto the church through a quick search on-line. And I was blessed. My prayer is other churches around the country will follow New City Fellowship’s lead!

Comments on: "A St. Louis Church Practices Racial Reconciliation" (1)

  1. Mark Gulden said:

    How awesome. If only all could be so open and accepting as those at New City Fellowship. What a blessing to experience that kind of love … to truly worship as one in Christ Jesus.

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