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Maritime Conference, 1988

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Maritime Conference, 1988

For some reason I’ve been thinking a lot about Conference this week… For those of you are also thinking Conference thoughts, here are some photographs from Conference in 1988. Do you recognize anyone? Perhaps some of you were...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

For something a bit different from the usual recipes, here’s a little prayer for before you sit down to eat your creation, archives recipe or not. This “grace before eating” came from a minute book of the Clinton United Mission Workers Band in the 1940s. This group was associated with Princetown United Church which is part of Margate Pastoral Charge in Prince Edward...

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History of Bathurst Pastoral Charge

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Bathurst Pastoral Charge

Bathurst Pastoral Charge is comprised of First United Church, Bathurst and South Tetagouche United Church in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Rev. Michael Pickles preached his first sermon in Bathurst in August 1830. In 1838, Bathurst and New Bandon Methodist Circuit contained the appointments of Bathurst, Salmon Beach, New Bandon, and “the Capes.” Tetagouche was added around 1841 and its building was constructed in 1861. In 1845, the Bathurst and New Bandon circuit was expanded considerably. The area served not only included Bathurst,...

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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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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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