Mrs. M. Rodgers told us in her interview that when she was growing up
she had a huge crush on a boy but he was Pentecostal and she was Anglican.
Her mother forbid him to go out with anyone who was Pentecostal. Today he
is a millionaire and she looks backs at it and laughs.
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Mr. Jim Langor
"There was very little in the way of, I guess, organized groups
and things like that in the communities but the church organized fund-raising
events, social teas and dinners and things like that to raise money and
also to provide entertainment for the members of the community. So the church
was really the focal point of a lot of activities and involvement of people
in the community socially. The church also, of course, because the ministers
often didn't live in the communities full-time, they would welcome people
coming in and visiting from other communities. If there was a church service
in one community on a Sunday evening or afternoon, people would normally
try to get there from other surrounding communities too. So it was a way
to bring people together, not only in their communities, but from surrounding
communities as well. So the church was really was one of the most basic,
I guess, of the important elements of life in those tiny communities on
our coast. "
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Mrs. Glenda Knight
"Here's how it began and this is the truth. At 10:30 we had to go
to what was called junior soldiers were we learned about the catechism of
the church or what the church believed in. 11:00 then we had to go to church.
2:30 was Sunday school. 4:30 was singing company, which you people would
probably know as junior choir in our church. 6:30 was junior was junior
soldiers. Church was again at 7:00 and sometimes church would last until
10:00 and we had to stay 'til the end. Then we'd have to get up and go to
school. We were not allowed to leave the porch, knit, ride our bike, go
to the store, or buy ice cream. Sometimes I would keep $0.10 from my Sunday
school money and go up to the little store called Powers and she used to
make candy. Instead of putting $0.25 I'd only put $0.15 and go up and buy
$0.10 of candy. I was found out once and wasn't able to go anymore then.
Right? Sunday was a day really for Church and family."