The Hood River News, Hood River, OR., September 29, 1906, page 13
This page includes photographs of several of Hood River's churches - the Riverside Congregational Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Unitarian Church, and the United Brethren Church.


     Probably nothing tends toward making a community more desirable as a home, or is a better index of the city's best feature, than is obtained from a knowledge of its religious advantages, and a glance at the illustrations on this page will give our readers an idea of what some of our churches look like.
     A reference to the directories will also indicate the leaders of the different congregations, their hours and days of meetings, in addition to the churches shown here, there are four others located in the valley, one under construction in the valley, the German Lutheran, one in the city on the hill, the Baptist, and one about to be commenced downtown, the First Christian. All these church homes are commodious, conveniently located for membership of the different denominations and are well supported by their respective memberships.
     Here is the directory:

Methodist Episcopal
W.C. Evans, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Epworth League, 6:30 p.m.
Prayer meeting, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Preaching at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Riverside Congregational
W.C. Gilmore, Pastor
Sabbath School, 10 a.m.
Worship and preaching, 11 a.m.
Christian Endeavor, 6:45 p.m.
Evening worship, 7:30 p.m.

United Brethren
J.W. Sprecher, Pastor
Sunday school, 10 a.m.
Preaching, 11 a.m.
Junior Endeavor, 3:30 p.m.
Y.P.S.C.E., 6:45 p.m.
Preaching, 7:30 p.m.

J.A. Baldridge, Pastor
Preaching at 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School at 10:00

J.B. Spight, Pastor
Preaching at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal
R.H. Barnes, Pastor
Holy communion, 8 a.m.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Morning prayer and sermon, 11 a.m.
Evening prayer and sermon, 7 p.m.

German Lutheran
H.J. Kolb, Pastor
Lutheran Services, every two weeks
Sunday School, 2 p.m.
Preaching, 3 p.m.

First Christian
Meetings in K.P. Hall
W.A. Wood, Pastor
Sunday school, 10 a.m.
Preaching, 11 a.m.
Y.P.C.E., 6:30 p.m.
Preaching, 7:30 p.m.

Valley Christian
W.A. Elkins, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Sermon, 11 a.m.
Y.P.S.C.E., 6:30 p.m.
A chalk talk every Sunday evening.

Free Methodists
J.E. Bradley, Pastor
Service in the Latter Day Saint Church
Preaching the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 11:00 a.m.

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