Before 1942, the people who lived in the Clover Valley area had a long way to travel in order to attend church or take their children to Sunday School. Because of this, the people decided to start a local Sunday School. Charter member Mrs. Vera Englert still lives in the area and continues to attend the Clover Valley Community Church.
"The nearest church and Sunday School was in Woodland," Mrs. Englert explains. "That being too far to attend, the families - most with young children - living in the Clover Valley area called a meeting which was held in the Clover Valley School."
"Clover Valley Sunday School was organized in May of 1942," continues Mrs. Englert. "Howard Thomas, a religious man, taught the older children and adults while Lily Robbins taught the young ones. Mr. Thomas also acted as the Superintendent.
"After Mr. Thomas, the next acting pastor was Mr. Alton Maynard.
"Clover Valley School District, being a rich district due to Ariel Dam and logging, was taken over by the Woodland School District. We then had to get consent from that school board to continue holding our meetings there."