In this article we present two perspectives of the relationship between liturgy and the needs of the society as the church seeks to live out her faith. The one perspective is from the white Dutch Reformed Church, while the other is from the predominantly black Presbyterian Church. The main struggle of their faith is lived within a Western and an African culture. Some of the struggles are common, while others are different because of their background. We propose co-operative projects that are already running in some areas between the white Dutch Reformed Church and the Uniting Reformed Church. That can be broadened by ecumenical co-operation between churches in order to address the problem.