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Stewarding the Stewards: the Next Conversation

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, Committee News, Events, Notices, Stewardship | 0 comments

Stewarding the Stewards: the Next Conversation

Nurturing a Culture of Giving! Clergy, Council members, Finance and Stewardship Committees, and other lay leaders mark your calendars and plan to attend this practical and inspiring workshop.  Conversations about faith and finances can be challenging.  Come learn ways that your congregation can enjoy these topics and the results!  Work with staff from the Philanthropy Unit of the United Church and Maritime Conference. February 20-22,   Friday 7pm – Sunday 1:30pm Program Cost is $175   ($123 without accommodations) Pay what you can....

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Archives Recipe of the Month-Christmas Edition

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Archives Recipe of the Month-Christmas Edition

This month’s post was compiled and written by Katie Ferguson, a regular volunteer at the Archives: The first recipe is for a very nice festive loaf (The Art of Cooking in Beaverbank, St. John’s United Church Women): Wonderfully Christmas-coloured with red and green cherries (Personal Recipes of Ladies’ Guild, Knox United Church, Brookfield, N.S.): For a fruit cake your family, friends, and even in-laws will love (Personal Recipes of Ladies’ Guild, Knox United Church, Brookfield, N.S.): Take note that this is an...

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NARTHEX: Confirmation Resources

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, Featured Slider, On-line Retreats | 0 comments

NARTHEX: Confirmation Resources

Confirmation Resources 2014 nar·thex [nahr-theks] An entry way between the sanctuary of a church and the main door to the world beyond. Offering …. Six professionally produced You Tube Videos to supplement your program and a print resource, written by Robyn Brown Hewitt,  with process and  activities for six complete sessions. When you register you immediately receive by email a link and password to the site where you can access the videos and download and print the resource package.   For more information about NARTHEX,...

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Real Estate RFP

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Finance & Property | 0 comments

Real Estate RFP

Maritime Conference is looking to establish a relationship with a real estate company to provide real estate and property advising services. For more information, please click the following link: property RFP

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DVD LICENSING APPLICATION

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, Notices | 0 comments

This is the ninth year that Maritime Conference has negotiated a video licensing agreement with Criterion Pictures and Audio Ciné Films Inc. We are able to offer a similar opportunity this year with the cost remaining the same as last year. Because the Conference does the paperwork for both companies, we are offered a better rate than an individual congregation could negotiate.  You may wish to visit their respective websites and check this out for your context. http://www.criterionpic.com/ and...

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NARTHEX: Confirmation Videos & Print Resource Registration

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, On-line Retreats | 0 comments

NARTHEX Registration for Resources Use this form to register for NARTHEX: Six Videos & Resource Package. Contact InformationContact Name*FirstLastAddress*Street AddressAddress Line 2CityState / Province / RegionZIP / Postal CodeAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbado

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Outside of that I am still alive and thank the good Lord for the same

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Outside of that I am still alive and thank the good Lord for the same

As I often like to tell people when I get on my archives spiel, church records are important not only for the stories they tell about specific churches but also for the stories they tell about our broader community and society. According to the minutes of the January 15, 1918 meeting of the Grace Methodist Young Men’s Bible Class, only one member of the group, George Holmes was injured during the catastrophic Halifax explosion occurring on December 6, 1917. Coincidentally, a little further on in the minute book was a letter from George...

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UCW Addresses Child Poverty

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Newsletters, United Church Women | 0 comments

UCW Addresses Child Poverty

Child poverty is clearly a problem across Canada. The “Child Well Being Initiative” (CWBI) is the National UCW project for the next four years. This initiative began in Alberta North-West Conference five years ago, and has been able to increase the awareness of the situation, especially with elected officials in their service area.  The support of the UCW across Canada was requested to broaden and deepen the chances for action. “To create an awareness that child poverty exists in Canada as well as in other countries, rag dolls are...

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Mission and Service Fund Brochure

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Financial Support, Stewardship | 0 comments

Mission and Service Fund Brochure

You can also click here to download the 2014 M&S Fund brochure.

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William Fisher Partridge, editor extraordinaire

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

William Fisher Partridge, editor extraordinaire

I’ve lost track of the number of times I wished I could go back in time to meet someone whose records we have in the Archives. William Fisher Partridge is one of those people. Just from the little I read about him, it seems like he was a wonderful man and one with many talents which he put to good use for the church. I find that biographies often tend to be quite dry with the listing of names, dates, and places but I hope the records themselves will do a better job of introducing you to William Partridge. The Rev. William Fisher...

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