On the Sabbath day, when the congregation were singing...
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Young Goodman Brown
Each member of the congregation...
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Minister’s Black Veil
When the people saw he didn’t want preach, they wanted to make him a deacon. But he didn’t want that either. He wanted to sit back in the congregation like the rest of us.
Ernest J. Gaines -- The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
...they dispersed to their seats and the congregation sat for an instant, expectant.
William Faulkner -- The Sound and the Fury
I’m getting more people in my congregation every day.
August Wilson -- The Piano Lesson
The other members of the congregation turned to watch her, as they always did, and most of them were smiling.
Robert Lipsyte -- The Contender
But I like being part of a congregation.
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
He tells his congregation that he is living proof that religion can save anyone.
Rick Bragg -- All Over but the Shoutin’
He told the congregation to go in peace,
David Almond -- Clay
Then he ... went to the church where the congregation was waiting.
Margaret Craven -- I Heard the Owl Call My Name
...the very soft singing of the hymns by the congregation.
Thornton Wilder -- Our Town
There are over 50 million Baptists worldwide in nearly 200,000 congregations...
Baptist - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptist(retrieved 05/20/06)
Adding to the furor were revelations that the Church was aware of some of the abusive priests, and simply shuffled them from congregation to congregation instead of taking action.
Roman Catholic Church - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church(retrieved 05/20/06)
Then she rose—and all the congregation stood while she walked down the aisle.
Twain, Mark -- A Tramp Abroad
But he was still left alone in it when the congregation had assembled.
Eliot, George -- Middlemarch
The female members of the congregation murmured among themselves at the inexcusable disregard of appearances implied in the bride’s dress.
Collins, Wilkie -- No Name
Entering, I found a small scattered congregation of sailors, and sailors’ wives and widows.
Melville, Herman -- Moby Dick I-LXVII
And then a whisper ran through the whole congregation, "Who is she?"
Fielding, Henry -- The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
The saloon was the place of congregation.
London, Jack -- John Barleycorn
Charismatic or Pentecostal congregations may be spontaneously moved by the Holy Spirit rather than follow a formal order of service.
Christianity - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity(retrieved 05/20/06)