Lynne Marks has argued that in the late 19th century churchgoing provided "a social outlet for the respectable folk of small-town Ontario," as "did the many church-sponsored activities, including concerts, lectures, picnics, and socials." (89) The BYPU provided a similar function for young Baptists.
(52) Voluntary groups included Ladies' Aid, Women's Mission Circle, Young Women's Mission Circle, the Baptist Young People's Union (BYPU), Sunday School, Choir, Mission Band, as well as administrative committees such as the Deacons' Board, Trustees' Board, and Finance Committee.
Papers were delivered on topics such as "Our Hopes for 1936" or "Stoning the Prophets." See "BYPU Meeting," Tribune, 8 January 1936 and 11 February 1936.