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With affectionate regards to Jane and Dear Mother

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

With affectionate regards to Jane and Dear Mother

We often talk about church union in reference to the 1925 creation of The United Church of Canada but did you know that there was another big union before that ? The Presbyterian Church in Canada was formed in 1875 from the union of the Canada Presbyterian Church; the Presbyterian Church of Canada in connection with the Church of Scotland; the Presbyterian Church of the Lower Provinces; and the Synod of the Maritime Provinces of British North America in connection with the Church of Scotland. Try saying that sentence 10 times fast! The first...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

On such a gloomy day, what better to make for supper than a good ol’ fashioned casserole? Such a simple but delicious concept. You basically take whatever happens to be residing in your fridge at the moment, throw it into a dish, put a little shredded cheese on top, stick it in the oven and a casserole magically appears. Or as an unattributed quote puts it “Let’s pour some happy spirit in a great big mixing bowl, then add a few ingredients and lo! a Casserole!” The following recipes are from a cookbook put out by the...

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Providence Methodist Church, Bridgetown

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Providence Methodist Church, Bridgetown

Here’s a throwback to January 1872 when construction was completed on Providence Methodist Church in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. This building replaced the chapel that had been built in 1826. The church would later become Gordon-Providence United Church. We don’t have any photographs of the church from 1872 in the Archives but the one below is from 1934 and the church at the time probably looked quite similar to what it would have looked like in 1872. Interestingly enough, the church was named Providence because no accident had...

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When the heat is getting to you…

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

It seems to be a well-accepted fact that Canadians love to talk and complain about the weather! For those of you, including me, who are finding the heat a bit much at times, here’s a reminder of what we could be dealing with. The following report was published in The Guardian, a Presbyterian newspaper, in March 28, 1845 i.e. before the invention of snowblowers. Miramichi, March 11 “On Wednesday about two in the afternoon snow began to fall, and continued to do so during the reminder of the day, through the night and a portion of...

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It’s Berwick time again

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

It’s Berwick time again

In celebration of Berwick Summer Camp which is happening next week, here is a brochure from the 1923 camp. Looks like a lot has changed in the past 100 years but the fun, fellowship, and learning...

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Best collection of 12 insects, mounted and named

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Best collection of 12 insects, mounted and named

After a somewhat long hiatus, I’m back to flood your inbox with random archival documents and photographs! At this time of year, I’m sure you are busy tending to their vegetable gardens and weeding their flowers but have you ever considered entering a flower show and exhibition? The following is the programme and regulations for a flower show hosted by United Memorial Church (Halifax) in 1927. Note that there were some categories where only boys or girls could participate. Preparing for some of these categories would have been...

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Grocery Edition

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Grocery Edition

What good is a recipe if you don’t have the ingredients to make the dish? This month we are going to focus on our grocery list. The following grocery store advertisement was found in The Campbellton Graphic. Don’t get too excited about the spiced beef for 43 cents though, this ad was from August 4, 1949. Just so the other grocery chains don’t get upset about an unfair advantage by a competitor, the store shall remain anonymous. Anyone remember Quaker Muffetts? Or Wheat Sparkies? I’m also intrigued by the grapelade jam....

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Finance and Property Workshop

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Finance & Property | 2 comments

When: April 27, 2016 Where: Maritime Conference Centre, 21 Wright St., Sackville, NB Finance and Property Workshop Registration Name* First

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History of Loggieville-Black River Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

History of Loggieville-Black River Pastoral Charge

The Loggieville-Black River Pastoral Charge is comprised of four churches — Black River Bridge (St. Stephen’s), Napan (Carmel), Hardwicke (Myer’s), and Loggieville (Knox) — located in Northumberland County, New Brunswick around Miramichi Bay. Initially known as Black Brook, Loggieville traces its Presbyterian origins to 1895. In that year local Presbyterians, who had previously been required to attend St. Andrew’s Church in Chatham, decided to form a congregation in their own locale. At a meeting on 27 March 1896...

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Children’s Day in Harvey, 1929

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Children’s Day in Harvey, 1929

While in search of some other photographs, I stumbled across these delightful photos from Harvey, N.B. It appears as if Harvey United Church had decided to celebrate Children’s Day in 1929. Note the lovely blossoms on the tree  beside the children (I can almost smell those blossoms) as well as the boutonnaires and bow ties on the dapper young men. Looks like it was a full house if the cars parked in front of the church are any...

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