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Saint Louis Churches: Four years before St. Louis was chartered as a city in 1823, Christ Church Cathedral St Louis was organized by 26 people who assembled for a service in a building that previously had been a dance hall and a courtroom. That worship service on Oct. 24, 1819, was the first for an Episcopal-Anglican congregation west of the Mississippi River.
Nearly 50 years later, the congregation constructed a permanent church at our present location, designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in 1994. The designation is given to buildings, sites and objects deemed to be of exceptional significance in U.S. history and culture.
Saint Louis Churches: Jubilee Church St. Louis We’re a non-denominational church committed to becoming the kind of community described in the New Testament—a people of authentic relationship, heart-felt worship and relevant teaching; a people responsive to the Holy Spirit and compassionate toward others.
Churches In St Louis:Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis,Address:4055, 1920 S 7th St, St. Louis, MO 63104, United States.
WHAT WE DO
We take our work in the community very seriously. One of our guiding principles is: "What we do matters more than what we say." Here just a few examples of the things we are doing:
Our Choir: they perform at fundraisers, competitions, and even at ballgames! When we won a gospel choir competition, judge Marvin Sapp observed: "This is what heaven is supposed to look like! ...A multiplicity of cultures, colors, creeds, all coming together to magnify God...!
Clay Elementary School: We have "adopted" Clay Elementary in North St. Louis to build meaningful relationships and strengthen our communitys schools.
Churches In Saint Louis:Address- 5007 Waterman Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA.
The first Unitarian Church In St Louis was William Greenleaf Eliot. Having just graduated from Harvard Divinity School at the age of 23, Eliot was persuaded to come to the frontier town of St. Louis to organize a Unitarian Church.
William Greenleaf EliotWilliam Greenleaf EliotEliots sense of duty and commitment was strong. He said ". . . if I come, I come to remain, and to lay my ashes in the Valley of the Mississippi." By unflagging religious leadership and community service, he helped shape the history of St. Louis in ways that endure to this day. He died here in 1887.
Eliot founded the Church of the Messiah, the first Unitarian church west of the Mississippi (and the predecessor of our church) in 1835. In 1868, a second Unitarian congregation, the Church of the Unity, was founded with the assistance of Eliot and the Church of the Messiah. These two churches merged in 1938 to form the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis.
With members of his congregation, Eliot founded Washington University in 1853; he was its first President and third Chancellor. In its early years, the University was maintained almost entirely through the beneficence of Unitarians.
Elliot plaqueBesides the University, ministers and members of this church have been instrumental in the founding of many other institutions, including the St. Louis Public Schools, the Art Museum, Mission Free School, South Side Day Nursery, Social Health Association, Mary Institute, and the St. Louis Urban League.
As one of the first and most important churches in the Western Unitarian Conference, this church was instrumental in the expansion of liberal religion in the Midwest and in the creation of new churches in the St. Louis area.
Today, by expressing our beliefs in action we aspire to continue the faith of Eliot, who said to his congregation more than a century ago, "The past has much for which we may be reasonably grateful, but the future must and will have better things in store."
First Unitarian Church maintains an Archive, available by appointment only. We collect all materials related to Unitarianism in the St. Louis area and specifically to the Church of the Messiah, the Church of the Unity, and First Unitarian Church of St Louis. Some of the more important record groups include American Unitarian Directors and Associate Directors, (1917-1961); Unitarian Universalist Directors and Associate Directors, (1961- ): Weekly Bulletins, (1904- ); minutes of the Board of Trustees, membership books, and records of births, deaths, and marriages, (1835- ); ministerial correspondence and sermons; architectural plans and photos: records of organizations within the churches; and Mission Free School records and history. Contact the church archivist through the church office (314-361-0595) to make arrangements.
Churches In Saint louis:The Rock Church of St. Louis- South County Campus Address- 1601 Telegraph Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125, USA.
Our environment is casual and we want you to come as you are. You dont need to be put together. If youre on the fence at all, we want you to hear us say... just come! We remind ourselves a lot around here that we are real people, with real problems and, thankfully, a real hope in Jesus!
What should I know about services?
Services are casual and contemporary. Sunday mornings service at the Ballwin Campus begins at 11am and typically ends between 12:15 and 12:30pm.
What should I wear?
We want you to be at ease and encourage you to wear whatever is most comfortable for you. Our congregation wears a wide variety of types of clothing, from dresses and blazers to jeans and t-shirts. Youll fit in great no matter what.
What is the worship like?
In all things we do we seek to honor God. (1 Corinthians 10:31) This is particularly something we earnestly attempt to accomplish through our worship. We have a band-led worship and we enjoy a blending of contemporary Christian and classic hymns.