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congregation
used in All Over but the Shoutin'

12 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
the congregation voted
Definition
people who worship together in the same building
  • He tells his congregation that he is living proof that religion can save anyone.
    Chapter 1.15 (58% in)
congregation = people who worship together in the same building
There are no more uses of "congregation" flagged with this meaning in All Over but the Shoutin'.

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?  —11 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • The congregation stood not in a church but, as I wrote, in the promise of one.
    Chapter 2.31 (85% in)
  • The entire congregation—every man, woman and child—was its choir, and if you didn't sing, some old woman would whip her head around and give you a dirty look.
    Chapter 1.9 (63% in)
  • The minister was a kind-looking older man who, instead of scaring his congregation, spoke of the loveliness, the wonder, the bliss of salvation, not only in heaven, which was its reward, but here on earth.
    Chapter 1.9 (73% in)
  • The people in the congregation sang, softly, "Just as I Am," as the old man in his sweat-stained polyester sport coat begged them to come forward, to kneel, to be Saved.
    Chapter 1.9 (77% in)
  • In the congregation, the already Saved raised their hands to the ceiling, and heaven, waving them slowly from side to side as the old minister held the hands of the Now Found, welcoming them to Canaan.
    Chapter 1.9 (80% in)
  • The rest of the congregation lined the banks, singing of the River Jordan.
    Chapter 1.9 (85% in)
  • And I remember how odd it seemed, to see grown men, men who fed pipe shop furnaces, who heaved around 200-pound sticks of pulpwood like firewood, lie like children in the preacher's arms, and go so passively under the water as the congregation silently mouthed the words "Praise God" and "Thank you, Jesus."
    Chapter 1.9 (89% in)
  • The Associated Press moved a story that a tornado had destroyed a church in northeastern Alabama, toppling a wall onto its congregation, killing twenty people, including six children.
    Chapter 2.31 (5% in)
  • I learned from my momma and kin that two other churches were destroyed during services, but those congregations somehow survived.
    Chapter 2.31 (36% in)
  • At the funeral for the Clems' daughter, the presiding minister told the congregation that it was okay to be confused.
    Chapter 2.31 (64% in)
  • When the service ended, she asked the children in the congregation to join her at the altar of grass for a surprise.
    Chapter 2.31 (93% in)

There are no more uses of "congregation" in All Over but the Shoutin'.

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