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community church

noun
1.
an independent or denominational church in a particular community.
Origin of community church
1930-1935
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35
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  • These are the problems which are often raised by the so-called "community church."

  • With its community church and program, the Larger Parish plan seeks to make the church both a religious and a social center.

  • In the United States there is considerable literature upon church federation and the community church.

  • All religious annals will be searched in vain for a better example of the community church.

    Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill
  • Rural churches are coming into a new sense of responsibility to the community and the community church is increasingly advocated.

    The Farmer and His Community Dwight Sanderson
  • The other church is well attended and is generally recognized as the community church.

    Six Thousand Country Churches Charles Otis Gill
  • The extra classes were held in the community church and in the old office building since destroyed by fire.

    The Pinos Altos Story Dorothy Watson
  • The conviction became strong that, if the village church would fulfil its mission, it must be a community church.

    The Making of a Country Parish

    Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
  • The community church may be a denominational church or a federated church.

    Six Thousand Country Churches Charles Otis Gill

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