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congregation

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Definition people who worship together in the same building

Much more rarely, congregation can reference any group of people, animals, or things collected together.
  • It's a casual congregation where many people wander into services late.
congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • The congregation voted to approve appointment of the new minister.
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • 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)
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • 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)
  • congregations = people who worship together in the same building
  • There are over 50 million Baptists worldwide in nearly 200,000 congregations...
    Baptist - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptist (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • congregations = people who worship together in the same building
  • But I like being part of a congregation.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • He tells his congregation that he is living proof that religion can save anyone.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • He was used to us getting hand-me-downs from the congregations and that was fine with him.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • congregations = people who worship together in the same building
  • One by one, the congregation came forward and dropped nickels and dimes into a black enameled coffee can.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • I'm getting more people in my congregation every day.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • And the congregation responded with "Amen, Amen, Amen."
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • He told the congregation to go in peace,
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • Some were in our congregation and some from other churches, but they had all come together to pray for our son.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • There was a rustling of dresses, and the standing congregation sat down.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • congregation = group of people who worship together in the same building
  • "We have now built a church," said Mr. Kiaga, the interpreter, who was now in charge of the infant congregation.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • congregation = group of people who worship together in the same building
  • PARRIS: It cannot be forgot, sir, that when I summoned the congregation for John Proctor's excommunication there were hardly thirty people come to hear it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • congregation = group of people who worship together in the same building
  • I would sing a hymn in front of the congregation that Sunday.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • Kit rose thankfully for the final prayer, and stood respectfully with the rest of the congregation till the minister had passed down the aisle to the door.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • When the announcement was made to the congregation, the deacons prayed for the soul of John Henry Berry and the recovery of his brother, Beacon, and his uncle, Mr. Samuel Berry.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • "People say," said another, "that the Reverend Master Dimmesdale, her godly pastor, takes it very grievously to heart that such a scandal should have come upon his congregation."
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
congregation = group of people who worship together in the same building

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