A church is a building or a group of people who worship God and follow religious practises together. People often use the word "church" to talk about a certain Christian denomination or group of Christians. Churches come in many shapes, sizes, and styles, from small groups meeting in people's homes to big, fancy buildings. Many churches also offer a wide range of services and programmes for their members, such as education, outreach to the community, and support groups. Highland Park book writers can go to churches to get ideas, meet other writers, and take part in writing workshops and other events that help the local writing community.