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School Days

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

School Days

If you’re feeling nostalgic for your school days and want to test out your math skills at the same time, this post is for you! The following pages are from a minute book that was from Gibson Methodist (now Gibson Memorial in Fredericton). Interspersed throughout the minutes were pages from a child’s school assignments. Math, writing, history, health, it’s all there. The minutes were dated from the late 1800s so I’m assuming that the assignments were from around the same time period. Let’s start out with some math...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Archives Recipe of the Month

I think most of you out there would agree with me when I say there is nothing better than a good ol’ fashioned bake sale…unless of course I’m the one baking, gloopy fudge anyone? The following is a list of items for sale at a Ladies Aid fundraiser at Trinity United Church in Port Elgin, NB. Just reading down the list is enough to make my mouth water. I for one would be headed straight for the doughnuts (45 cents per dozen!). And for all of those bakers out there, does anyone know what a finger roll...

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Does anyone recognize this church building?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Does anyone recognize this church building?

If anyone recognizes this building, please leave a comment on this post or send an email to Sarah at archives@marconf.ca The photographer who took this photograph was based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

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History of Chatham Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

History of Chatham Pastoral Charge

St. Andrew’s United Church is located in Chatham, Northumberland County, New Brunswick. Presbyterian: The first church in Chatham was the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. It was built in 1817 at the corner of Water Street and St. Andrew Street. The first minister to administer church services was the Rev. James Thomsom. A second St. Andrew’s Church building was built in 1870 at the southeast corner of Wellington Street and Henderson Street, which is the current location of St. Andrew’s United Church. Due to...

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Maritime Conference UCW Joins With National UCW

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Newsletters, United Church Women | 0 comments

The Maritime Conference UCW joins with the National UCW and has accepted their 4 year plan on the Child Well – being Initiative. Some statistics which shows the rate of poverty – overall 13%, NB, 10.5%; NS and 9.5%; PEI. The MCUCW are formulating a committee to act for  “the Child Well – Being Initiative”. Let us get together and eradicate Child poverty.   The date for UCW day at Berwick Camp is July 29, 2015.

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From A to Z at Free Church College, Halifax

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

From A to Z at Free Church College, Halifax

The Free Church College in Halifax was started by the Free Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) in Halifax around 1848 to educate young ministers. The College would later become Pine Hill Divinity Hall. The following was taken from the library catalogue prepared in 1856. Looks some pretty heavy reading, huh? Do you recognize any of the...

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History of Newcastle Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Newcastle Pastoral Charge

Newcastle Pastoral Charge is comprised of two churches in the Miramichi City area, Northumberland County, New Brunswick: Maple Glen and Newcastle (St. James and St. John). Presbyterian: In 1797, when the Rev. James MacGregor visited the Miramichi, the area had its first experience with Presbyterianism. By 1816 a Presbyterian minister was settled in Chatham to serve the whole Miramichi area. While it was still being built, the first Newcastle Presbyterian Church was levelled in the great Miramichi Fire in 1825. When the new church was completed...

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Archives Recipe of the Month: The Raisin Edition

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month: The Raisin Edition

Is there any food more polarizing than raisins? It seems to be either love or hate when it comes to those dried grapes. You never hear someone say “I kind of like raisins” or “Raisins are okay.” Nope, no middle of the road here. I must admit that I have been on a bit of a non-raisin recipe posting kick but just in case you raisin lovers are starting to feel neglected, this one’s for you! The following recipes were written in the back of a minute book of the Dr. Mina MacKenzie WMS Auxiliary from Pictou...

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History of New Germany Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

The New Germany Pastoral Charge consists of the appointments of Hemford (Emmanuel-Union United Church) and New Germany (Epworth United Church) which are both located in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Methodist: The Methodist congregation of New Germany had originally been an appointment of the Lunenburg Circuit until 1863, when New Germany became a separate Circuit under the Halifax District which included the appointments of Barss Corner, New Canada, New Germany, Northfield, Ohio (Hemford after 1877), and Springfield. In 1867, the New Germany...

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Fundraising Update – February 2015

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Conference fundraising project | 0 comments

Fundraising Update – February 2015

Good news! Thanks to the additional donations received from individuals, churches, and through property sales, Maritime Conference has been able to make an “extra” payment of $150,000 against the principal of the mortgage. The incredible effect of this payment is that over $426,000 in interest has been saved, and the length of the mortgage has been shortened by 3 years and 9 months! The terms of the mortgage allow for such an extra payment to be made once per year, on the anniversary date in September. Donations remain strong and...

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