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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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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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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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History of the Restigouche Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of the Restigouche Pastoral Charge

The Restigouche Pastoral Charge consists of preaching places at Glen Levit and Tide Head (St. Andrew’s) in Restigouche County, New Brunswick. This area was also referred to as the North Side of Restigouche. The combined history of the churches goes back to 1831 when Flat Lands became a Presbyterian ministry. Kempt Road church. In 1872, Flat Lands, New Brunswick and Flat Lands, Quebec were joined with Matapedia as a mission station. In 1884 a church was built at Flat Lands, and ten years later, another was built at Tide Head...

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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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