10/04/2011 07:23 pm ET Updated Dec 04, 2011

Innovative Ministry Serves Community, Coffee And Fair Trade Goods

The Bridge is community, coffee house and fair trade market combined in a corner location in New Town, St. Charles. I would describe it as a place to tangibly live out faith values and principles while living out your life.

Over dinner out with their spouses, the Rev. Stephanie Doeschot, a minister of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and the Rev. Jim Erdman, a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), shared their separate visions of a new outreach ministry: both spoke of starting a collaborative ministry located in New Town.

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