I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or "mormons" as so named by certain individuals.
I attend church weekly, which consists of three different hour long meetings:
The first is called "Sacrament Meeting" which includes a ceremony (or ordinance, as we call them) similar to communion, as well as two or three talks given from people chosen out of the congregation. Sometimes, it's a dubious honor! Every month, we have a special sacrament meeting called "Fast and Testimony" meeting. As a way of service, every month, we fast one Sunday, and donate the money that we would have used for food, as a way of serving. As a part of this meeting, members of the congregation are encouraged to address the rest of the congregation, or "bear testimony" to tell what they have learned, or to share faith promoting experiences.
The second is appropriately termed "Sunday School," and this is a discussion of gospel topics. Right now, we are studying the New Testament.
In the third meeting, the men and women split. The women go to what is called "Relief Society." This is basically a service organization. They have a lesson on other gospel topics, and discuss how they can help others in the congregation. The men go to what is called "Priesthood Meeting." The men also have a gospel lesson and discuss how to better serve the congregation. (There is more to these organizations, but it goes beyond the scope of this thread.)
As a member of this Church in good standing, it is also my priviledge to attend religious services at the Temple, where necessary ordinances, such as baptism, are performed vicariously for those who have already departed this life. We are allowed to attend "sessions" at the temple as often as we would like, but I find it is most meaningful for me if I attend every two weeks, or so.
As compared to services in other churches, our meetings are very low-key, and quite simple. It is much more egalitarian. And there are no rock bands, and there is no shouting out of various religious buzzwords, such as "praise the Lord," and "halleluiah" and so on and so forth.
Also, families are encouraged to have a "family night" once per week. This is where the family gathers together, has a gospel lesson, a song, a fun activity, or whatever--just so long as the family spends time together. There are also other opportunities to serve and participate in church activity during the week. These activies are widley vaired, and so I will refrain from naming them all--the post is already long enough!
Oh, and I try to keep my "crap" spreading to a minimum, but I can't make any garauntees!
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