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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

The Archives just recently received a cookbook from the Covenanter Church in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, and it’s got some real gems in it. It’s always hard to choose which recipes to post every month but today the theme is rather unusual but super awesome recipes. Buckle up because it’s going to be a wild ride. This first recipe just goes to show that Ritz Crackers can make any dish more appetizing. Whether it’s dessert or a main course, these crackers are about as versatile as you can get.   Next up is meat scuffle....

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Roll of Honour

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Roll of Honour

Although the following order of service for a War Memorial Sunday is specifically from Wesley Memorial Church in Moncton, the situation it describes is representative of many churches in Maritime Conference who had/have members who fought in a war and/or were killed in action. Let us always remember their sacrifice and ensure their stories continue to be...

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History of Dalhousie-New Mills Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Dalhousie-New Mills Pastoral Charge

New Mills Pastoral Charge: Most of the early settlers in the New Mills area were from Scotland and belonged to the established Church of Scotland. However, the first minister sent to the area was the Rev. James Waddell, a Scottish Secession Minister who was inducted into the New Mills and Bathurst Charge in 1832. It was during Waddell’s ministry that the first Presbyterian Church in New Mills was built. Support for the secession cause was not strong enough in New Mills and Bathurst to support a minister permanently and Mr. Waddell left...

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Games of the hour’s witchery

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Games of the hour’s witchery

Halloween-themed records are few and far between here at the Maritime Conference Archives but the Central Methodist Church (later Central United) Epworth League really stepped up to the plate with their nicely-decorated invitation to a Halloween party c. 1916:   Here’s a transcript for those of you who are having a hard time with the writing: “Miss M. Lea, The Epworth League of the C.M.C. On Hallow E’en “At Home” will be At eight, in the school room, with music and Tea And games of the hour’s...

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History of Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge

Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge is located in Restigouche County, New Brunswick, and consists of preaching places at Robinsonville (St. John’s United Church) and Upsalquitch (St. David’s United Church). The church at Upsalquitch began as a Presbyterian church which became known as St. John’s Presbyterian Church in in 1917.   At the time of the union of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational Churches into the United Church of Canada, 1925, the churches now in Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge were in Matapedia Pastoral Charge. In...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The following photograph is from St. Andrew’s United Church in Saint John which would eventually become part of St. Andrew and St. David United Church. Doesn’t it make you want to haul out the gourds?

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Tales from the Pepper Box: Another Theory Busted

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Tales from the Pepper Box: Another Theory Busted

As with any good newspaper, the Pepper Box publication of the Pine Hall Divinity Hall residence had its fair share of cartoons. There is no artist credited to the cartoon so I can’t give credit to where credit is due but whoever it was seemed to be quite talented! This cartoon was probably drawn c. 1919. Any one want to admit to actually trying this...

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History of Port Mouton Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Port Mouton Pastoral Charge

The Port Mouton Pastoral Charge consists of the appointments of Hunt’s Point (Wesley United), and Port Mouton which are located in Queens County. The first Methodist Society in Port Mouton was organized sometime around 1795. A Methodist church was erected at Port Mouton in 1816. This building was replaced by a new church which was opened on May 19, 1895 and the building erected in 1816 was demolished. The Liverpool Methodist District minutes show approval for a church to be built at Hunts Point in 1827. This first Methodist church in...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

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

Archives Recipe of the Month

I was all set on posting some more recipes this month but as I was reading through some Young People’s Union records for another project I came across a reference to a placemat. Is it bad that my first reaction upon seeing this was “PLACEMAT!!!” Anyway, the placemat, menu, and the rest of the assorted material is from the Maritime Conference Young People’s Convention 1956 banquet held in New Glasgow. So sit down, introduce yourselves to Mr. and Mrs. Davidge; examine your placemat while you wait, and enjoy your turkey...

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Dance, and enjoy yourself!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Dance, and enjoy yourself!

I was rather intrigued by the following document as I have not come across too many church records that reference dance unless of course you count the pre-1925 newspaper articles that bemoan the evils of dance. I found this in a session minute book from River John-West Branch Pastoral Charge in Pictou Presbytery. What do you think, would the rules for church dances look any different today than they did in 1972? And which lucky parents out there have had the privilege of chaperoning a...

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