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World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Church In Action, Events, Notices | 0 comments

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel September 21-27, 2014 The theme this year is: “Let my people go!” (Exodus 9:1). The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) , encourages faith communities around the world to consciously participate in this week of prayer and action: pray for the release of those unjustly imprisoned; pray for the freedom of all who are oppressed by forces of occupation; pray for the liberation of all of us from the evils of prejudice, hatred, and violence. During this...

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History of Wesley Methodist Church (Hamilton, Bermuda)

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Wesley Methodist Church (Hamilton, Bermuda)

Rev. George Whitefield was the first Methodist minister to visit Bermuda. He arrived in Bermuda in 1748 from the United States due to poor health. He did not have a license to preach in Bermuda but he didn’t let that hold him back as he preached in fields and homes. His stay only lasted two months but the seeds of Methodism had been planted. In 1799, the English Methodist Conference sent Rev. John Stephenson to Bermuda. He was soon accused of “inflammatory preaching” because people were afraid that his messages would incite a...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Archives Recipe of the Month

Ever wonder how to go about putting on a massive summer tea for your friends, family, and community? Never fear, the members of the Woman’s Association of Upper Canard United Church have eliminated all the guesswork! The following is a list of the supplies required for a scrumptious tea. It looks like this would be enough for 125 people, that is if everyone was polite and only took one strawberry shortcake. All I can say is that we’re talking about a whole lot of potato salad and you can never go wrong with that. It’s quite...

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Gaza: Put Prayers Into Action

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in All News, Church In Action, Committee News, Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gaza: Put Prayers Into Action

In response to the current, on-going tragedy in Gaza, there are things we can do to show our deep concern for those facing daily fear, death and destruction. We can speak up for life, peace and justice for both peoples. Please join our partner churches through Kairos Canada and respond to the attached invitation to put our prayers for peace into action.     Speaking up in response to the violence in...

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Difficult to break myself into a habit not acquired early…

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Difficult to break myself into a habit not acquired early…

Maybe it’s just me but reading through old diaries is a fun way to while away some time. Not only do you feel like you get to know the diary writer but there’s always a bit of an adrenaline rush from reading what originally not many other people would have had a chance to look at. The Maritime Conference Archives has quite a few diaries from ministers and contrary to what some people may assume, these diaries prove to be an interesting read to say the least. The following pages are from the diary of one Charles H. Paisley. Straight...

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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. 10 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...

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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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