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Happy Times

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

Happy Times

I’ve always had a soft spot for old notebook covers, there’s such a variety of backgrounds and colors. The following is a case in point: Here’s a transcription of the verse on the bottom: “The thing that goes the farthest toward making life worthwhile that’s worth the most that costs the least is just a pleasant...

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History of New Carlisle Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of New Carlisle Pastoral Charge

New Carlisle Pastoral Charge is comprised of the preaching points of Zion United Church (New Carlisle) and St. Andrew’s United Church (Hopetown). It is thought that Presbyterian work began in the New Carlisle area by at least 1800 when Rev. John Mitchell was sent by the London Missionary Society to Quebec. He had originally received a call from Montreal but chose to go instead to New Carlisle. In 1820, Presbyterian families in New Carlisle signed an agreement to erect a church building. It is thought that a church did end up being built...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

After a long summer vacation, the Archives Recipe of the Month is back! Isn’t it nice that we’re finally getting some full-blown summer weather? On hot days such as these, no one wants to spend hours cooking over a hot stove or oven. That’s where the Fairview UCW (Halifax) come in with their book of uncooked recipes. It was really hard choosing between all the yummy recipes (I’ll have to feature Ting-A-Lings in a later post) but finally I narrowed it down to 5 recipes. For those of you have problems reading the tiny...

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Camp Time!

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

Camp Time!

In honor of Berwick 2015 which is happening this week:   Here’s to many more years!

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19th century telemarketing minus the telephone

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

19th century telemarketing minus the telephone

One doesn’t have to go very far to hear complaints about the price at the pumps. That’s why the headline of “Small Gas Bills” grabbed my attention as I was going through some records of Centenary Methodist Church (later Centenary-Queen United Church in Saint John). It just so happens that this gas saving governor can save you “15 to 40 percent. At least 15 percent positively guaranteed.” I’ll admit that I had no idea what a governor was in this context but a quick Wikipedia search didn’t...

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History of Millerton Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Millerton Pastoral Charge

Millerton Pastoral Charge is comprised of Millerton United Church (Derby) which is located in Northumberland County, New Brunswick. Methodist: The Derby Methodist Circuit was carved out of the Newcastle Methodist Circuit sometime around 1881. The parsonage was located at Derby and a new church was dedicated at Derby on November 19, 1893. English Settlement and Williamstown were also appointments on the Derby Circuit. A new church was dedicated at English Settlement in June 1920. In 1925, the Methodist churches became part of The United Church...

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Happy Canada Day from the Archives!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Canada Day from the Archives!

In celebration of Canada’s 148th birthday, here’s the music and lyrics for a patriotic song “My Own Canadian Home.” Has anyone heard this song before?  It was written by E.G. Nelson and composed by Morley McLaughlin, was very popular throughout the late 1800s and beyond. In 1967, it was adopted by the city of Saint John, NB as its official song. This copy was included in some files from Centenary Methodist Church (later to become Centenary Queen Square United Church in Saint John, NB). You can read more about E.G....

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History of Yarmouth Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Yarmouth Pastoral Charge

The Beacon Pastoral Charge, Yarmouth consists of Beacon United Church in Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Methodist: Yarmouth was at one time known as Port Fourchu, but was being called Yarmouth as early as 1759. In 1810, a Yarmouth resident named Anthony Landers began holding Methodist meetings in his house in Hebron. Eventually, a minister, Robert Alder, was sent to Yarmouth in 1816. The Yarmouth Circuit was dvidied in Yarmouth North and Yarmouth South in 1865. In Yarmouth, a Methodist chapel was built at the foot of Butler Hill in...

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Important Dates for UCW

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Events, Notices, United Church Women | 0 comments

Important Dates for UCW

Maritime Conference United Church Women   UCW Day at Berwick United Church Camp  – Wednesday July 29, 2015   Biennial  2016 April 22 – 24, Knox United Church, Brookfield, Theme:  “Love in Your Heart”   55th Anniversary – July 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia (more info to follow as time draws closer) More information to...

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We went with him, as it were

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

We went with him, as it were

The Sable River District Sunday School Convention (Nova Scotia) was comprised of Baptist and Methodist churches in the area who met regularly to discuss and promote Sunday School work.  One such meeting took place at the Little Harbor Methodist Church on January 30, 1914. Thanks to the report of a Dr. Brown, the attendants were transported to Zurich, Switzerland for the evening. I think the reason why I was so struck by these minutes is that for one night, the people in the room, from a small community in rural Nova Scotia, were able to...

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