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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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    Diocese of Chaplaincy Service
    556 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102
    Without Walls or Borders, the Diocese of Chaplaincy Service is an independent catholic church which is radically welcoming, progressive and inclusive.
    (415) 240-9941
    Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
    1188 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607
    Everyone is welcome at the Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church. We are a Christian church in Oakland, CA.
    (510) 457-0544
    Calvary Baptist of Lafayette
    3201 Stanley Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
    We are a Southern Baptist Church. Our vision is to focus on the Gospel of Jesus expecting God to change live for His glory. Please call or visit our church today. We are here to welcome you.
    (925) 935-7507
    St Sebastian's Catholic Church
    373 Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904
    (415) 461-0704
    Redwoods Presbyterian Church
    110 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939
    (415) 924-4832
    Saint Patrick Church
    114 King St, Larkspur, CA 94939
    (415) 924-0600
    St Mark's Church
    1129 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939
    (415) 461-6960
    Saint Patrick's Parish Center
    409 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939
    (415) 924-6148
    Baha'i Faith
    2266 Po Box, San Rafael, CA 94912
    (415) 458-8911
    Salvation Army The-A Worship & Service Center
    351 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 459-4520
    Trinity Lutheran Church Lcms
    333 Woodland Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 454-4135
    Marin Interfaith Council
    1510 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 456-6957
    Victory Christian Center
    555 Francisco Blvd E Ste 15, San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 482-9733
    Marin Lutheran Church-Elca
    649 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925
    (415) 924-3782
    Golden Gate Center for Spiritual Living
    199 Greenfield Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 721-2492

    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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