Date: Sat, 16 Jul 1994 14:46:42 -700
From: Warren Keith Russell wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]US.DYNIX.COM
Subject: Re: Church house
On Fri, 15 Jul 1994 mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU wrote:
Yesterday I met a Baptist from Alabama who is here (in Ill.) with a
volunteer group helping put up a new church building here. He said they
were here to build a "church house" for what I would say is just a "church."
Any body encountered this? (I blush to say I haven't checked my
DARE--its at home and I'm at the office).
I'm LDS (Mormon), and we have our own unique religious vocabulary. For
example, the equivalent of a Catholic diocese is called a "stake"; the
local unit is called a "ward." Growing up in Southern Alberta, the stake
meetings were always held in a "stakehouse"; ward meetings, however, took
place at the "church." I have since lived for extensive lengths of time
in Korea, Illinois, and New Mexico. As well as I can remember, I do not
recall hearing "wardhouse" (at least, not in common use) until I moved
to Utah a few years ago. Now I hear it all the time.
wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]us.dynix.com