church : Common Errors in English

About church

Catholics routinely refer to their church as the Church, with a capital“C.” This irritates the members of other churches, but is standardusage. When “Church” stands by itself (that is, not as part of a namelike “First Methodist Church”) you should normally capitalize it only to mean “RomanCatholic Church.” Note that protestant theologians and other specialists in religion do refer to the whole body of Christians as “the Church,” but this professional usage is not common in ordinary writing.

church Meaning(s)

  • (n) one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
  • (n) a place for public (especially Christian) worship
  • (n) a service conducted in a house of worship
  • (n) the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church
  • (v) perform a special church rite or service for

church in News

  1. Church files complaint against judge

    A Toledo church that has been at odds about retaining or firing its pastor is asking Ohio’s 6th District Court of Appeals to order a Lucas County judge to stay out of the church’s internal business.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Toledo Blade

  2. Church members help spruce up park

    An area church did a little spring cleaning this week at a Lafayette playground.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WLFI Lafayette

  3. Church vans targeted in gasoline theft

    Four vans at an Omaha church each had full tanks ready for Sunday services, but someone siphoned nearly $150 of gas from the vehicles overnight.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KETV 7 Omaha

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