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Respecting our past with the creation of a much needed new archive space.
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Providing educational space and opportunity for the strengthening of Congregational and Presbytery leaders.
The new Maritime Conference Centre was a busy spot last week hosting groups as diverse as a local Naturalist Club to Chignecto Presbytery. The Conference Executive met on the weekend. A report will soon be posted on-line but we wanted to share the Report from Bermuda Synod. How did Bermuda Synod come to be part of Maritime Conference? Because of Commonwealth relations and the the American Revolution, the Methodist Church in Bermuda forged closer relationships with the Methodist Church in Canada than the USA. After Union in 1925, the Wesleyan...read more
Together We Are: The Maritime Conference, The United Church of Canada A Picture/Video Highlighting the Mission of the Maritime Conference. With thanks to The Message for their song, “God Is” written after hearing the sermon preached by The Rev. Matt Fillier at the Dedication of the Maritime Conference Centre. This video is posted on our You Tube channel. Please contact Janice Maclean if you wish a link to a downloadable file.read more
Congregational Records Listings in Archives If you are reading this through the weekly newsletter you may have noticed that Sarah Wallace, our Archivist, occasionally posts “Congregational Listings.” What is a “Congregational Listings?” It is a record of all the “stuff” in the Archives from a pastoral charge. Here are the listings from the Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge recently posted by Sarah. Read it here. I asked Sarah what is “typical” in a Congregational listing. Without missing a beat, she...read more
A Box of “Church Stuff” by Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment I wonder how many boxes of “church stuff” are preserved in the back of how many closets? My uncle recently delivered one such box to be placed in the new Archives. It is stuff from my home church, The Alexander Grant Memorial United Church in East Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton. I know the history well. When I was 16 years old I used the newest technology of the day and created a slide-tape show of the history for the 50th...read more
A Place of Celebration… …of God’s Love for Us The new Maritime Conference Centre has already been filled with music and prayer, with food and celebration, as we gathered together to dedicate this space to God’s work. It is our hope that the opportunities to celebrate together will grow in the years ahead. We invite you to be part of this special place. Visitors are always welcome. Here are two informational resources for the fundraising project. Bulletin insert #1 is a folded full page insert. Bulletin insert #2 leaves...read more
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS GROW by Stephen Mills Money continues to flow in support of the new Maritime Conference Centre and Archives facility. More than three hundred thousand dollars has been donated or pledged to date for the new building in Sackville, New Brunswick. Conference staff is settled into new offices, the archives is fully operational, and conference and community groups are making good use of meeting and worship space. David Hewitt, executive secretary of Maritime Conference, noted that the campaign target of $3 million is being...read more
Here is a link to an article on The Spirituality of Fund-Raising. posted by the Lutheran Seminary, it is the transcript of a conversation with Henri Nouwen, internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor who wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life. Click here for an on-line article It is also available as a book. A Spirituality of Fund-Raising by Henri...read more
Maritime Conference Centre Dedication: September 29, 2012 In the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh, And by the authority of the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada, I declare this place to be Maritime Conference Centre, dedicated to the glory of God and the service of all throughout the bounds of Maritime Conference. – The Rev. Phillip Kennedy, President of Maritime Conference. View the Program: Dedication Service of Maritime Conference Information about the Building Project:...read more
Please click the highlighted text to view the bulletin insert used following the Conference Annual Meeting to assist in reporting on the events of the Conference Annual Meeting as well as the fundraising project: June 17th Bulletin Insertread more
Please click the highlighted text to view a letter from President Jane Johnson to delegates to the 2012 Maritime Conference Annual Meeting regarding the Conference fundraising project:Final letter for Annual Meetingread more