Big Jobs for Little Churches

Big Jobs for Little Churches

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...work. It should be said that the community is so isolated from main routes of travel that theatrical and concert troupes seldom come here. It does not pay travelling companies, lecturers, or musicians. Only two or three times in the nine years that the writer has been here, has "talent" from abroad deigned to amuse us. But the Kohala Choral Society, which comprises practically all the musical talent in the community, has given, in the community hall, a great many operettas, concerts, and other entertainments that have not only been clean and wholesome as well as highly entertaining, but the numerous rehearsals required for which have been a strong social bond. Allied with this Choral Society is a Dramatic Association, composed largely of the membership of two or three churches (as is the Choral Society), which has been sponsor for some very enjoyable evenings, in which the whole community gathers as one large family, there being about I00 white persons all told. Usually refreshments are served by the ladies, there being a kitchen attached to Social Hall. Everyone contributes whatever he or she is asked in the way of food, and no charge is made. The contribution to the social life of an out-of-the-way community, with no daily newspaper, no theatre, no train service, only weekly steamship service to Honolulu, is a very considerable one. It is almost, if not quite, the ideal of community life--having enjoyments in common. The Social Hall, it should be said, was built by voluntary contributions and is owned by the community, and managed by a committee of ladies. Practically all the other amusement the community has is moving-picture shows. An instance is recorded in which a young minister who was preaching mostly in schoolhouses...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692231X
  • 9781236922311