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For those of the Christian faith, the church is a gathering place for worship and community. While the Bible provides a basis for how the faith is expressed, services may vary slightly based on the denomination. A Baptist service may be quite different from a Catholic service. But each congregation shares a sense of hope, grace and fellowship. Here are some terms associated with the church and its various denominations.

  • Catholic – A member of the Roman Catholic Church, which tradition says was founded by the Apostle Peter at the bequest of Jesus Christ.
  • Lutheran – A denomination founded by Martin Luther in the 16th century, which departed from Catholic tradition in its views on certain doctrines and teachings.
  • Baptist – A Protestant faith with a strong belief in individual freedom and the separation of church and state.
  • Methodist – Founded in the 17th century, the Methodist church is characterized with active community participation, particularly in social welfare issues.
  • Presbyterian – The Presbyterian church was modeled after the traditional Calvinist churches in Europe, but is also one of the few denominations to ordain women as ministers.
  • Orthodox – A branch of the Catholic faith that separated from Roman Catholic tradition in the year 1054. It remains a dominant religion in many Slavic nations.
  • Communion – A church ritual in which parishioners are given bread and wine, symbolizing the body and blood of Christ.
  • Liturgy – The form and content of the church service.
  • Tithe – The percentage of income a church member is asked to give to their church.
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    Saint Marys Church
    25 3rd St, Dover, NH 03820
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    (603) 742-2619
    User Review: "St. Mary's, so far as I could tell, is a fairly ordinary catholic church. It's next to a train-station, so the trains can..." - Man (NH)
    St John's United Methodist Church Ofc
    28 Cataract Ave, Dover, NH 03820
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    (603) 742-3046
    User Review: "St. John's methodist church is next to a highway. That said, it does have plenty of parking. Can you accept that as a..." - Man (NH)
    St Thomas Episcopal Church
    5 Hale St, Dover, NH 03820
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    (603) 742-3155
    User Review: "The priest of st. Thomas is aging and has an ineffective and quivering voice. That said, however, he is a harvard-educated..." - Man (NH)
    Springvale Congragation of Jehovas Witnesses
    194 Emery Mills Rd, Shapleigh, ME 04076
    (207) 636-3824
    Shapleigh Babtist Church
    600 Shapleigh Corner Rd, Shapleigh, ME 04076
    (207) 636-1662
    Therese R St Ed
    10 Payne St, Springvale, ME 04083
    (207) 324-2616
    Church of the Nazarene
    3363 White Mountain Hwy, Sanbornville, NH 03872
    (603) 522-3900
    United Methodist Church Parsonage
    173 Meadow St, Sanbornville, NH 03872
    (603) 522-8938
    Union Congregational Church
    80 Main St, Union, NH 03887
    (603) 473-2446
    Nute Chapel Chauncey Bldg
    97 Nutes Rd, Milton, NH 03851
    (603) 652-4350
    Grace Family Church
    1176 Main St, Waterboro, ME 04087
    (207) 247-5618
    Faith Renewal Fellowship Church
    1892 Province Lake Rd, East Wakefield, NH 03830
    (603) 522-5056
    Church of The Prince of Peace
    886 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073
    (207) 490-0930
    Christ's Church
    92 Lizotte Rd, Sanford, ME 04073
    (207) 457-5115
    Emmanuel Christian Fellowship
    44 Thompson St, Sanford, ME 04073
    (207) 490-6539

    Religion has been around practically since the start of civilization. Choosing a faith is a personal and, at times, lifelong journey, with many choosing to follow one of the most popular religions in the world: Christianity. This large religion, concentrating on the beliefs detailed in the Bible, is divided into branches with distinct differences ranging from Presbyterianism to Methodism. One of the most popular branches of Christianity is Catholicism. Roman Catholics interpret the Bible to worship Jesus and his Apostles who spread his word and are the result of a split away from the Lutherans. The Baptist denomination is unique in its immersion-based baptism and its emphasis on the New Covenant, or the coming of the Messiah. The southern United States features one of the highest concentrations of Baptists along with evangelicalism and Methodists. The Methodist community recognizes Holy Communion and baptism as Sacraments, and many of its structural elements are founded from the original beliefs of Anglicanism. Presbyterianism worship stems from Calvinism and the Reformation, where the authority of God and the Scriptures is the paramount source of grace. These branches all focus on similar missions in their teachings and concentration on events such as Easter, Good Friday, and the Pentecost. Locating the fellowship right for you begins with an exploration of your own personal beliefs and life experiences. What do you hope to achieve from your faith and your congregation? Do you consider yourself a strict orthodox worshiper or something less? These questions will help pinpoint the community right for you. Consult an official in an episcopal church concerning your questions and experiment with different sects as well as churches to find one right for you. When life’s messages come in fuzzy, the presence of Christ helps to filter it and lead you down the right path.
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