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A Suomi Synod congregation, also transferred from Sparta, began holding services promptly in Gilbert, although it did not have a church of its own until 1920, when a former schoolhouse was purchased and remodelled gradually into a church, dedicated in 1925. In 1947 this parish had 69 members, but its pastoral duties have always been carried out by clergy living in Eveleth.

The followers of Laestadius had several groups in Gilbert, and before World War I, Mathias Ström was their preacher.

The temperance society was another organization transferring its seat from Sparta to Gilbert. Its existence was to prove so weak that at a later period, in 1935, it had to be completely re-activated.

The Kaleva Order continued its existence, using the hall the temperance society had in Gilbert, and in addition to the Knights, a Ladies' chapter was also on hand. It had been founded in Eveleth in 1905, had been transferred to Sparta in 1908 and then moved, along with everything else, to Gilbert in 1909. The Ladies continued to be active in Gilbert, even after the Knights were transferred to Eveleth in 1922. Membership in 1929 was 42, but since that time there has been a steady decline, although auxiliary groups were present within it: a sewing circle, a Youth Friendship League, a library.

The workers' society also continued to be active in Gilbert, and in 1911 there were 64 subscribers to the Työmies in town. The following year the Socialist chapter had 72 members, but after the schism of 1914 the Gilbert group adopted industrial unionism and switched their support to the Duluth Sosialisti, which later became the Industrialisti. A dramatics group, a chorus, and a gymnastics team were the active auxiliaries of this society. Plays were directed for years by Nestor Vuori and were performed at the workers' own hall. After the Russian revolution, however, when Communist beliefs began to spread even among Finnish Americans, some of the members of the workers' society left to start a communist group which, in this instance, did not manage to live for long.

A Civic Club was quite active in Gilbert in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1941, when Herman Kortesoja was chairman, Matt Jaasko secretary, and Einar Mänty treasurer, the Gilbert club was host for the summer festival of the region's civic clubs. During Finland's Winter War a relief committee was active, under the chairmanship of Nestor Laine.

The Gilbert Herald wrote (9 September 1920) that the development of the community from a modest beginning (there were


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