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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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    Christ Church by The Sea United Methodist
    1400 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661
    Located in the area, we are a diverse, multi-generational church. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere that is welcome for all people. We provide learning opportunities for worship.
    (949) 673-3805
    Huntington Beach Church
    1 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Our church is an urban and missional community focused on loving God and loving our neighbor. We connect, rebuild and respond with our lives to the message of Jesus.
    (714) 907-1755
    City Harvest Church
    4245 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
    We are a Church that loves God, loves people and loves life! We believe that the Christian life is the most exciting and fulfilling life one can live.
    (949) 265-0440
    Communion Presbyterian (arpc)
    Po Box 14904, Irvine, CA 92623
    Welcome to Communion Presbyterian Church. We are on a mission to establish a brand new church that is committed to embracing all of what the Scriptures teach for life, worship, missions and service!
    (714) 345-0952
    St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
    600 Saint Andrews Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 631-2880
    Christian Science Churches & Reading Rooms
    3303 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 673-1340
    Newport Harbor Lutheran Church
    798 Dover Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 548-3631
    Scientology Church of
    1600 W Coast Hwy Ste F, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 646-5013
    St James Church-Anglican-Of New Port Beach
    3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 675-1230
    Christian Science Churches & Reading Rooms
    3315 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 673-6150
    Cme Olympic
    2700 W Coast Hwy Ste 230, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 642-8510
    Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
    254 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 722-1202
    Salvation Army
    2126 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 642-3636
    South Coast Christian Church
    784 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 629-9997
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
    1441 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661
    (949) 673-3775


    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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