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Faith, spirituality, and religion in North Branch, Michigan are the focus of topics found in this category.

While these terms are often used synonymously, they are individual words with unique descriptions, depending on the context.

Faith suggests complete trust or confidence in someone or something. In the context of religion, faith refers to a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, in the absence of tangible proof. In the New Testament, Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Spirituality is the quality of being concerned about the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. Christian spirituality refers to the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian.

Religion is a particular system of faith and worship, such as the Christian religion, the Buddhist religion, or the religions of Islam and Judaism.

Appropriate topics for this portion of our guide include ministries and places of worship in North Branch, Michigan, regardless of the particular religion, denomination, or sect.

According to a recent survey, residents of North Branch are significantly less religious than the average Michigander or American. Of those who did cite an affiliation with a religion, however, more than half were Catholics. The Catholics were followed distantly by the Lutherans, Methodists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Mormons, Episcopalians, and Baptists, as well as being affiliated with other Protestant or Anabaptist denominations or non-denominational churches.



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