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Youth Forum Fall Gathering

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, Events | 0 comments

Youth Forum Fall Gathering

Youth Forum Fall Gathering  Sept 26-28,2014 Youth Forum (YF) is pleased to offer our first fall event, a place of community and a place of faith for United Church youth, between the ages of Gr. 9 and age 19 (YF). This event will be held September 26th (beginning at 7 pm) until September 28th at noon time at the Debert Hospitality Centre in Debert, Nova Scotia. Registration fee is $120.00, you can register on line and registration fees can be mailed to Maritime Conference Office 21 Wright Street, Sackville, NB E4L 4P8. We offer gatherings that...

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History of Campbellton-Escuminac Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Campbellton-Escuminac Pastoral Charge

In 1831, the Rev. James Stevens of the Church of Scotland held the first service in Campbellton. His pastoral charge at that time included both Dalhousie and Campbellton, and he also extended his services to include Upsalquitch, New Carlisle, and Bathurst. A Sunday School was established in Campbellton in 1832 and from 1833-1834 a new manse and church were constructed. Campbellton and Dalhousie became two separate pastoral charges in 1835. The union with the Presbyterian Church in Canada took place in 1877, and the local congregation then...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

For a change this month, I thought I would post a menu instead of a recipe. If any of these dishes appeal to you, never fear, the internet will provide you with all the recipes you could possibly want (I already checked). This menu was for a banquet held by the Independent Order of Foresters in Saint John in 1913. In case you’re wondering, the Independent Order of Foresters was a fraternal organization which exists today as the Foresters. I found the menu in some records of St. Andrew’s and St. David’s United Church, perhaps...

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History of Lockeport Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Lockeport Pastoral Charge

The Lockeport Pastoral Charge consists of the preaching points at East Sable River, Little Harbour and Lockeport (St. Andrew’s United) which are all located in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. The area of Lockeport was originally referred to as Ragged Islands. A settlement called Locke’s Island was founded shortly after 1764. The area of Ragged Islands and Locke’s Island was renamed Lockeport on 16 February 1870. From 1839, the Ragged Islands Methodist Congregation was part of the Shelburne Circuit in the Annapolis District....

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Wedding bells are STILL ringing

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Wedding bells are STILL ringing

As you may recall, last week I posted a photograph which I said was our only wedding photograph in the Archives. It turns out that I spoke too soon. Just a couple days later, I stumbled across another wedding photograph and it was too nice not to share! The happy occasion took place in San Fernando, Trinidad in 1911. The bride and groom are not specifically identified but it is likely that they are Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Selvon as there is an inscription on the back which reads “From Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Selvon to Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Layton with...

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Creation Study/Retreat

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, Featured Slider, On-line Retreats | 0 comments

Creation Study/Retreat

Ready to Register? Click here. The 2014 Creation Study & Retreat - “Loving Earth.”   You will meet four folk who share creation teachings and practices from their path or tradition. Meet Tina Bernard, Mi’kmaq. Kevin Anderson, Buddhist Linda Foy, Quaker (Society of Friends) Ivan Gregan, Celtic Christianity This resource may be used for group or personal retreat. You will receive Access by mid-July to a webpage with four downloadable audio recordings and discussion questions. These recordings can be downloaded and saved...

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Palestine and Israel – Recent Violence

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Blogs, Church In Action, Committee News | 0 comments

Palestine and Israel  – Recent Violence

  When Will It end? – The Death of Children and Youth Please pray for calm, restraint and peace for all peoples in Israel and Palestine. At this time of heightened anger and violence, may they and we not lose all hope for peace, compassion and justice. Here is a message from Tina Whitehead, United Methodist missionary from Western Pennsylvania to Israel-Palestine. She has been in Israel-Palestine off/on since 2006 and shares this message from there now.   Dear Friends, These past few weeks have seen an increase in the...

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Wedding bells are ringing

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Wedding bells are ringing

I promise I tried really hard to find some Canada Day themed records for this week but I didn’t meet with much success. As a back-up plan, I figured a wedding post to celebrate the beginning of summer would be nice. After all, we’re in prime wedding season right now! First of all, we’ll start out with an invitation. Any plans on November 21, 1883? Sounds like it should be quite the happy occasion at Central Methodist Church (Moncton). This isn’t the same couple referred to in the invitation above but I think this is...

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Registration Children’s Spirituality Conference

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, Events, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Registration Children’s Spirituality Conference

Children’s Spirituality Conference: The Future Behind Us   Ready to Register? Click Here.   We owe it to ourselves to learbn how to let children lead us forward. We owe children safe spaces to express their innate spiritual connections. Come and learn. Come and share. Come and play. Joy, wonder, and imagination are all key to “good play” and to good faith formation.   October 3-4, 2014 at the Maritime Conference Centre, Sackville New Brunswick.  Key Note Speaker: Dr. Susan Willhauck. Asspciate Professor of...

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History of Blackville Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Blackville Pastoral Charge

Blackville Pastoral Charge is comprised of the preaching point of St. Andrew’s United Church in Blackville. In 1839, Rev. James Souter, of Newcastle, opened a Presbyterian preaching station in the Blackville area. Rev. John Turnbull from Scotland was the first minister called to the charge, and he was inducted on 28 October 1840. Led by the efforts of Alexander MacLaggan, construction was begun on a church building in the fall of 1840 and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church was finished in 1841. Services had been held before this in the home...

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