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a member of a congregation (especially that of a church or synagogue)

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The Gospel is preached here faithfully,'' Poch said Sunday, after leading services for more than 60 congregants.
After he handed the Torah off to another congregant, Monheim seemed to relax a bit.
Conversely, for the congregant, the lure of forbidden activity, the hope to heal the wounds of past pain, or the desire to become close to God may cause him or her to turn to the clergy for intimacy - a situation that can lead to sexual behavior.
They are changing the very nature of what it means to minister, altering forever many of the expectations that congregants have of the person in the pulpit.
With the economy stalled and congregants struggling financially, the church is conducting a "Reverse Offering" -- giving away the usual Sunday collection of $30,000 cash to all in attendance.
Free from the defunct extremist ideologies of the last centuries, American Reform Judaism can expand its reach into the new millennium if it strengthens its grassroots appeal to be of, by, and for the Reform congregants.
THE AWARD-WINNING environmental ministry of Haygood United Methodist Church in Atlanta got started in 2007, when the climate gave congregant and stay-at-home mom Willa Paton-Smith a wake-up call.
For example, a congregant may never be able to say "no" to pastors or church leaders, or they may never be able to assert themselves or question anything.
According to Lewis, pastor Mario Raynard Howell directed Lewis to an alleged "financial advisor" and fellow congregant who promised to save her home from foreclosure.
Conservative Judaism welcomes gay congregants but does not allow gay people to be ordained as clergy and doesn't officially recognize same-sex unions.
But he might--having referred to the social teachings of the popes and the bishops--simply direct his congregants to print and other readily available media for development of such teachings.
Congregants felt inspired and awakened by the information, and so he began looking for more facts and illustrations each week.
So today, many Armenian churches in Southern California will be packed with congregants.
Many of the congregants of Temple Emanu-El have been directly affected by Hurricanes Frances and Ivan.
The official said the Bush team was not asking pastors to send church directories but sought to get them from congregants.