Lodi Churches and Places of Worship

Religion has developed into different forms for different cultures

Religion is most often collection of beliefs, cultures, and worldviews which establishes symbols which relate humanity to spiritual being and, sometimes, with moral values. Many religions feature symbols, narratives, traditions along with sacred histories which are intended to provide meanings of life or explain the basis of life and the universe. They are inclined to derive ethics, morality, religious laws or feature a preferred style of life from their beliefs regarding the cosmos and of human nature.

Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist

The expression religion is occasionally interchangeably used with faith or system of beliefs, however religion is different from private beliefs in that there are public aspects. Most religions feature organized behaviors, which include clerical hierarchies, along with definitions of what constitutes faithfulness or membership, laity congregations', ongoing services and meetings for prayer or deity veneration purposes, holy locations (either architectural natural), and/or scriptures. The religious practice may also feature sermons, commemorative activities for a god, festivals,, sacrifices, feasts, initiations, trance, matrimonial services funeral services, public service, meditation, dance,, music, art, or other human culture aspects.

Religion has developed into different forms for different cultures. Some religions place the emphasis on practice while others emphasize belief. Some religions consider an individual's subjective experience, while others are more focused upon the activities of their religious community for being the utmost in importance. Some religions assert they are universal, with a belief that their cosmology and laws are binding upon all people, while others are meant for practice only by a localized a closely defined group. In many regions religion has been linked with public institutions like the family, education, hospitals, political hierarchies and government. Anthropologists John and Peter Monoghan just say that, "it appears that one aspect of religion or belief system helps us with is in dealing with the human life problems which are persistent, significant, and intolerable. another significant way religious beliefs achieves this is by offering a set of thoughts about why and how the world is assembled and allows people to deal with their anxieties and misfortunes."

The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism by Richard P. McBrien - You can always count on books by Richard McBrien to be organized and easy to read. THE CHURCH becomes another prime example. It's both a reference book which one can take pleasure in as much as it being a history book filled with interesting people who inspire events. The organization of the book makes it simple to select the level of detail at which you feel like reading and without interruption. He manages controversial topics in a dispassionate, matter-of-fact tone that is refreshing. As book that helps put the 21st century church into a proper perspective.


Church Name
Bethel Church
760 South Ham Lane Map Location 209-340-5000

Sunday service: 9am www.gotobethel.com
Bill Moersch Director of Assimilation & Men's Ministry, Bethel Church

Century Assembly of God Church
550 W. Century Blvd. Map Location 209-334-3225

Sun: 10:15 a.m.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church,
420 S. Central Ave. Map Location 209-368-6250

Sun: 10 a.m. .

Cornerstone Church
701 N. Stockton St. 209-333-2526
Sun: 10 a.m. Sun
e-mail: office@cornerstonelodi.com; Web: www.cornerstonelodi.com
Ebenezer Congregational Church
825 S. Central -
English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church,
1260 W. Century Blvd. 209-369-1021
Sat : 11 a.m. Sat; family service, Sat 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Lodi
267 N. Mills Ave. 209-334-1332
Sun: 8:30 and 11 a.m.
e-mail: info@fbclodi.org;Web: www.fbclodi.org
First United Methodist Church
200 W. Oak St 209-368-5357
Sun: 8 and 10:15 a.m. .
Lodi Buddhist Church
23 N. Stockton St. 209-368-5589
Sun: 9:30 a.m.
Lodi Community Church of God
444 W. Turner Road 209-369-8461
Sun: 10:30 a.m.
Lodi Victory Center - 321 S. Central -
236 E. Lodi Ave. 209-339-9920
Sun: 11 a.m.
e-mail: www.omnispirit@aol.com
Redeemer Lutheran Church LCMS,
1845 S. Ham Lane 209-368-2288
Sun: 9 a.m.
Remedy Church - Gravity Church / Former Zion Christian Fellowship / Former Central Seventh Day Adventist Church with Madison Hall
715 S. Central -
St. Annes Catholic Church - 215 W. Walnut
St. Paul Lutheran Church
701 S. Pleasant Ave. 209-368-2747
Sun: 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Web: www.stpaullodi.org

Salvation Army,
525 W. Lockeford St. 209-369-5896.
Sun: 11 a.m.
Temple Baptist Church
801 S. Lower Sacramento Road - 209-369-1948
Sun: 10:30 a.m.

e-mail: www.templebaptistlodi.com

Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist,
1055 S. Lower Sacramento Rd 209-369-3381

Sun: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist .; Wed Holy Eucharist, 12:10 p.m. ; morning prayer 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. evening prayer.

Home Church, The
11451 N. West Lane 209-339-7333
Sun: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Triangle Community Church
16100 E. Harney Lane - 209-727-5751
Sun: 10 a.m.
United Congregational Christian Church,
701 S. Hutchins St. - 209-368-1955
Sun: 10:30 a.m.
Zion Luthuran Church
108 S. Ham Lane 209-369-1919, 209-369-1910 fax:209-369-0811
Sun: 10 a.m. Sun., followed by refreshments.

Web: www.zionreformed church.org

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