Field Trip Report on Religions

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Field Trip Report on The Calvary Chapel, a Christian Church
Prepared for: Professor Shaw
Prepared by: Julian Aguirre
DeVry University
Comparative Religions
Field Trip Report
February 15, 2013

Memorandum
To: Professor Shaw (DeVry University)
From: Julian Aguirre
Date: February 15, 2014
RE: Field Trip Report on Calvary Chapel, Ranch Cucamonga CA!
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Introduction
The objective of this report is to contrast and compare the culture of the Calvary Church with Catholicism, which is the religion that I practice. A field trip was taken to the Calvary Chapel in Rancho Cucamonga On February 12 of 2013, in which a clear observation of its services was
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4 I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. 5 I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around. 7 Arise, O Lord; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people.”

With this passage, the reverend was trying to tell the audience that by leaving everything in God’s hands, they would be protected. If it worked for David, why wouldn’t it work for everyone else? The message from this parable suggests that putting faith in God’s hands, a person can be saved and live a humble and harmonious life.

A ritual that stuck out to me as different from my own was that the reverend’s wife asked the audience if anyone wanted her to pray for them. Only two people stood up. I had never seen this in my religion. Another thing that stood out was that after communion, everyone was encouraged to say prayers out loud. Surprisingly, more than half of the people did pray out loud. This ritual lasted a good twenty minutes since everyone was given an opportunity to pray out loud.

The day that I visited the church was a communion day. That was the one time of the month

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