the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; "our church is hosting a picnic next week"
a body of people who share one thing in common
a cloud of witnesses--this people is a host of witnesses
a comminty that relies upon the contributions of its members, makeing the actions and attitudes of its people very important
a container for the people of God," he says
a gathering of people, first and foremost
a group of people doing together what God asks of each one of us
a hospital for broken and sinful people
a house of God, a symbol of the Universe
an assembly of people called out from other people for any reason
an organization constituted by God
a social organization like any other, a few nice people and a lot of assholes
a spiritual home for people who share a common need for God and each other
a success when it expresses the love of God for all human life in the realities and the difficulties and the ambiguities of life as we find it
a group or assembly of people. Israel is once referred to as "the church in the wilderness" (Acts 7:38 KJV).