While there are some religious institutions that hold services every day, many of the newer sects and branches have chosen to limit their religious gatherings for the entire congregation to once per week. These weekly services are a time when almost every member is present at some point during the...

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There appear to be no religious institutions for people of just one age, so most congregations tend to have members ranging from the very young to the extremely mature. Finding activities for all of them is part of what most institutions specialize in, and even the oldest members can contribute....

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The majority of religious institutions have their own set of programs for youth, and many of them are designed with the idea of helping the youth of their community stay on a good path. Some of them are activities that are fun, but others have a more serious nature. Helping...

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There are many areas in life where structure is helpful, and being part of a religious community can be one of them. Most people might think solely of the gathering once a week, but many religions have other times when members attend church. Services are generally held at least once a week on that religion’s Sabbath day, but activities are often held every other day. Each time members participate in these routines, they can feel a sense of structure in their life. Even just the routine of attending a service can help them begin to feel their life has form and meaning.