3752 Giles Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116
The Fellowship is a Christian church focused on following Jesus in the way of peace, justice, and community. We were founded in 1975, and have been actively at work in the St. Louis Community ever since. We seek to embody Jesus’ way as individuals, in the church, and with the world.
Personal journey: We live in a world shaped by power and control, and we gather to explore another way of being human, teaching and preaching against war, practicing community discernment, and deepening our relationship with God through Bible Study, prayer, and worship.
Faith Community: we are called to build up the body of Christ through all of life. So we share in monthly common meals, offer care to each other at times of crisis or transition, support children in their growth, and welcome people from all walks of life, with diverse theological perspectives. We’re open to any question as we seek to follow Jesus and tell the Good News.
Mission to the world: we have been actively involved in the St. Louis community and around the world for many years. Here are some of our outreach projects.
Samuel Voth Schrag has been pastor of the Fellowship since 2007. See a sample sermon here. He has a master's degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana and an undergraduate degree from Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, where he majored in Bible and Religion as well as History. Samuel has previously served as a youth pastor at Faith Mennonite Church in Newton, and nursing home chaplain at Greencroft Retirement Community in Goshen, Indiana. Samuel married his wife Rachel in the summer of 2005. They have 2 children together. Both of them hail originally from Kansas. Samuel brings interest in historical theology, biblical languages, and congregational systems to his work at the fellowship, as well as public speaking experience and a wry sense of humor.
The Fellowship is a covenant community. Every year, each member of the congregation signs a membership covenant. This document ties us together as an intentional community, trying to live as disciples of Christ.
Anyone may become a member of the Fellowship if they worship with us, participate in a membership class, confess faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, accept guidance from the Mennonite Confession of Faith, and sign and commit to the membership covenant. The fellowship welcomes LGBTQIA people in marriage and leadership in the congreation.
If you are interested in more information about the Fellowship, contact pastor Samuel, or come join us in worship.