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.

Keith Russell