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Faith, religion, and spirituality in Newberry, Michigan are the focus of topics in this category.

While these terms are often used interchangeably, appropriately in some contexts, they are distinct terms with unique definitions.

In the context of religion, faith suggests a strong belief, confidence, trust, and obedience to a deity. Faith is a firm belief in something for which there may be no tangible proof. The basis of Christian faith is in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When someone believes in Jesus, he trusts what God has done and in the promises that Jesus made.

Religion refers to an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and dogma that are used to worship a god or a group of gods. Examples of religions include Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam, although there are many others.

Spirituality is a reference to a concern with the human soul or spirit, as opposed to material or physical things. As a sense of connection to something higher than oneself, spirituality can exist without religion, although it is most often used in the context of religious traditions centered on the sincere practice of religion. Christian spirituality generally relies on the power of the Holy Spirit to live in obedience to God.

According to a recent survey, residents of Newberry are considerably less religious than those in the average community in Michigan or in the United States. While 49.4% of Americans and 41.9% of Michiganders cited an affiliation with a religion, only 29.3% of Newberry residents claimed affiliation with a religion.

Of these, no non-Christian religion registered at even one-tenth of one percent of respondents. Although Protestants outnumbered the Catholics by far, Catholicism was the most common denomination, given that the Protestants were divided. The Catholics were followed closely by the Lutherans, and more distantly by the Pentecostals, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Episcopalians, although 4.3% cited affiliation with Protestant or Anabaptist denominations that were not part of the survey, or with various non-denominational churches.

Websites representing ministries or places of worship in Newberry, Michigan are appropriate for this category, regardless of the particular religion, denomination, or sect.



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