Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with the Meeting House opening up. This is a place for everyone to come together, regardless of their versions of Christianity. I do love the way that they all try to work together. While there are some ulterior motives to find out more about Captain Cunningham, it also shows just how different viewpoints can work together.
The building has a smell of hops. It turns out that a keg of beer spilled, and that keg was made by Cunningham.
John Quincy Myers is the one who suggests who should start with their preaching at the building. JQM says that the crowd will need someone who is going to entertain them, so Cunningham is the one to start. Roger decides to attend the service as Bree shares that the people need to see Roger support and not think that he is more superior to Cunningham’s.
Roger is sure that there are some Loyalists on the Ridge. As he listens to Cunningham’s service, he wonders if this will rally them together. The two services are very different to each other. We also get to see how Rachel shares her message: she only talks when the Spirit moves her. I love seeing the three different services.
Rachel is kind to Roger and shares how great his service was. She also comments on how the Cunninghams didn’t stick around to hear hers, showing their indifference to the Quaker religion. But at least the family showed up for her.