Your Community – What is it?

Your Community is important to you, your life, and your family. We need community. Your Community refers to here as your town/district/area/township, the people, all depending on where you live. Today we are looking at what community is.

  • a group of people living in a particular local area; “the team is drawn from all parts of the community”
  • common ownership; “they shared a community of possessions”
  • a group of nations having common interests; “they hoped to join the NATO community”
  • agreement as to goals; “the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests”
  • residential district: a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
  • (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

In a community the people work together, do life together, the council makes decisions, you have your stores and schools and services. You work together as a neighborhood, district, or township to accomplish things. This video “Living In Community” byamarakaruna does a great job of explaining community through song.

In a community you have transportation, schools, your neighborhood, events, and needing to know how to stay informed about all of these things. This week we’ll take a look at all of these things.


Posted on May 10, 2010, in Community and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You have started a good conversation here. Too many of us have isolated ourselves. Remember when houses had front porches? We used to sit on the porch; neighbors would come by and talk; we would wave and express friendship; we knew each other. Now we drive up to our house, hit the garage door opener, hide behind our privacy fences, and never see our neighbors. Community–oh, how we need it.

  2. Thanks for the reminder Richard. That’d be great to go back to those days where neighbors would come by and talk, or sit on the front porch. I so agree with you. Time to come out from hiding and commune with one another.

  3. Community is important, and people have lost the connection and support system necessary to make one work well. We can learn from Aspen trees; they set an excellent example for us to follow –

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