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CHURCH: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "church"
The sign for "church" is made by forming the letter "c" with your dominant hand. Form your non-dominant hand into an "S" hand. Place the thumb of your dominant hand on the back of your non-dominant hand.
When signing church, it is common to use either a single or a double movement. Tap the thumb of your "C" hand on the back of your fist. Repeat. Note: the movement is up and down, not circular.
What day do people go to church? (PEOPLE GO CHURCH WHAT DAY?)
Memory aid: The sign for "church" is an initialized sign for "rock."
That means we do the sign "rock" but for the dominant handshape we use a "C" handshape (which is the initial or first letter of the word "church).
This ties into the, scripture "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
(Source: Jesus speaking to Peter, Matthew 16:18, King James version of the Bible).
Compare with: COMPUTER
Compare with: CHOCOLATE
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