The University of Texas at Austin
Negro Church Service: "End of the Journey"
Identifier: e_utfc_0439
Title: Negro Church Service: "End of the Journey"
Description: A dramatized sermon which presents the troubles pastors have with gossiping and complaining church members. The congregation is warned that the sermon is funny. The first scene presents the preacher who comes in drinking. He calls the deacon and discusses church finances and debts. He pays himself $50. Then the preacher begins to flirt with a female member of the congregation at the same time maintaining that he intends to stop all the malicious gossip circulating about himself. Recorded at an unidentified church (most likely in Texas).
Country: United States
Contributor: Faulk, John Henry, Jr. (field recorder)
Source: UT Folklore Center Archives
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2X5a
Format: Audiotape (open reel)
Size: 7 in.
Duration: 17 minutes, 39 seconds