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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

The Archives just recently received a cookbook from the Covenanter Church in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, and it’s got some real gems in it. It’s always hard to choose which recipes to post every month but today the theme is rather unusual but super awesome recipes. Buckle up because it’s going to be a wild ride. This first recipe just goes to show that Ritz Crackers can make any dish more appetizing. Whether it’s dessert or a main course, these crackers are about as versatile as you can get.   Next up is meat scuffle....

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Roll of Honour

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Roll of Honour

Although the following order of service for a War Memorial Sunday is specifically from Wesley Memorial Church in Moncton, the situation it describes is representative of many churches in Maritime Conference who had/have members who fought in a war and/or were killed in action. Let us always remember their sacrifice and ensure their stories continue to be...

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The Jesus Fatwah

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in AVEL | 0 comments

The Jesus Fatwah

The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) neighbour as Yourself   NEW from Living the Questions series.  Order from AVEL here   Much of what passes as information about Islam is weed-like disinformation rooted in stereotype and watered by fear. In The Jesus Fatwah, Islamic and Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith. Featuring seventeen Islamic and Christian scholars, including: Hans Küng (Islam:...

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Called to Communion, Committed to Justice

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Church In Action, News Releases | 0 comments

”Called to Communion, Committed to Justice: The Accra Confession Ten Years Later” On behalf of the United Church of Canada, Laura Hunter, Maritime Conference Minister for Justice and Stewardship, will be attending a global consultation in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Accra Confession  in Hannover, Germany, November 2 to 6, 2014. This upcoming dialogue of ecumenical partners is hosted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) . Ten years ago, in the face of increasing urgency of global economic injustice and...

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History of Dalhousie-New Mills Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Dalhousie-New Mills Pastoral Charge

New Mills Pastoral Charge: Most of the early settlers in the New Mills area were from Scotland and belonged to the established Church of Scotland. However, the first minister sent to the area was the Rev. James Waddell, a Scottish Secession Minister who was inducted into the New Mills and Bathurst Charge in 1832. It was during Waddell’s ministry that the first Presbyterian Church in New Mills was built. Support for the secession cause was not strong enough in New Mills and Bathurst to support a minister permanently and Mr. Waddell left...

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Games of the hour’s witchery

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Games of the hour’s witchery

Halloween-themed records are few and far between here at the Maritime Conference Archives but the Central Methodist Church (later Central United) Epworth League really stepped up to the plate with their nicely-decorated invitation to a Halloween party c. 1916:   Here’s a transcript for those of you who are having a hard time with the writing: “Miss M. Lea, The Epworth League of the C.M.C. On Hallow E’en “At Home” will be At eight, in the school room, with music and Tea And games of the hour’s...

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History of Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge

Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge is located in Restigouche County, New Brunswick, and consists of preaching places at Robinsonville (St. John’s United Church) and Upsalquitch (St. David’s United Church). The church at Upsalquitch began as a Presbyterian church which became known as St. John’s Presbyterian Church in in 1917.   At the time of the union of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational Churches into the United Church of Canada, 1925, the churches now in Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge were in Matapedia Pastoral Charge. In...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The following photograph is from St. Andrew’s United Church in Saint John which would eventually become part of St. Andrew and St. David United Church. Doesn’t it make you want to haul out the gourds?

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Coming Soon for Advent 2014

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, On-line Retreats | 0 comments

Coming Soon for Advent 2014

Resources for Advent 2014 REGISTER HERE. WORKING GRACES: An Advent Small Group Study This four week study for small groups is based on the The Letters used in the Lectionary readings for Advent. The President, Gloria Churchill and I reflect on Faith, Hope, and Love. These “Working Graces” entwine and inform our mission and identity in congregations. You will receive:   Four downloadable audio recordings (8-10 minutes each). A script of the audio recordings. Leader’s Page with suggested process including discussion...

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Tales from the Pepper Box: Another Theory Busted

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

Tales from the Pepper Box: Another Theory Busted

As with any good newspaper, the Pepper Box publication of the Pine Hall Divinity Hall residence had its fair share of cartoons. There is no artist credited to the cartoon so I can’t give credit to where credit is due but whoever it was seemed to be quite talented! This cartoon was probably drawn c. 1919. Any one want to admit to actually trying this...

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