Definition of congregational
1 : of or relating to a congregation
2 capitalized : of or relating to a body of Protestant churches deriving from the English Independents of the 17th century and affirming the essential importance and the autonomy of the local congregation
3 : of or relating to church government placing final authority in the assembly of the local congregation
congregationalismplay \ˌkäŋ-gri-ˈgā-shnə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-nə-ˌli-\ noun, often capitalized
congregationalistplay \ˌkäŋ-gri-ˈgā-shnə-list, -shə-nə-list\ noun or adjective, often capitalized
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The ceremony closed with services conducted by the congregational rabbis to dedicate the initial Reform, Conservative and Orthodox sections of the cemetery.
During a congregational meeting last winter, Roots said some were concerned the dialogue was not getting better.
At Mezquita Aballah the congregational prayer on Friday (Jummah) draws 150-200 people.
Ananda Kantner and Bernard Moor-Jankowski were married June 10 at the Orient Congregational Church in Orient, N.Y. The Rev. Dr. Ann Van Cleef, a congregational minister and the church’s pastor, performed the ceremony.
Nearly 100 congregational members of all ages — including about 50 children from the temple's Esther and Simon Adler Religious School — participated in the day.
For more information contact Mark Baranek, director of congregational engagement, at Mark@tbsmb.org or Amit Perchuk at Amit@tbsmb.org or call 305-538- 7231.
The daughter of a Congregational Church minister, Leavitt’s 1908 discovery of the period-luminosity relation in pulsing Celpheids was instrumental to measuring intergalactic distances.
Posting sermons and other communications on congregational Web pages and distributing them through social media are now common practices.
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Definition of congregational for English Language Learners
: involving or done by the people who attend religious services : relating to a congregation
Congregational : relating to a group of Christian churches that believe that the people who attend each church should make their own decisions, rules, etc.
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