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History of Tabusintac Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Tabusintac Pastoral Charge

The Presbyterian tradition in Tabusintac has long roots. In 1828, the settlement of Tabusintac had applied to the Glasgow Colonial Society for a schoolmaster and catechist. By 1832, a new church had been built at Church Point. Rev. Simon Fraser was the first minister sent out to Tabusintac and the congregations of Bay du Vin and Black River in 1834. Rev. Fraser remained in the area until 1840, also ministering every third Sunday to a congregation in Kouchibouguac. By 1836, the Tabusintac Church was completely finished and incorporated and a...

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An Archival Mystery

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

An Archival Mystery

Intrigue in the Archives! The other day I was going through some records when I noticed a reference to a sermon book of a Rev. John James Teasdale. We have lots of sermons here at the Archives so that’s nothing out of the ordinary but what caught my eye was a note about a possible bullet hole through the book of sermons. When I pulled out the book, sure enough, there was a rather suspicious looking hole in the book. I’m not an expert on guns or bullet holes by any means but after doing some “thorough research” (i.e....

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New Years, 1929

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

New Years, 1929

Ok, so the title is a bit of a stretch since the date of the following newspaper cover is obviously not New Years 1929 but January 2 is close enough, right?  And in case you’re wondering, there’s not really any significance attached to 1929. I just happened to have the 1929 edition of The United Churchman out for another reason and the book is so big that I figured I might as well get another scan from it while I had it out. In any case, it’s kind of neat to see what was happening at the start of a new year some 85 years...

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Christmas Greetings from the Fireside Club

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

Christmas Greetings from the Fireside Club

The Fireside Club was based out of St. David’s Presbyterian/United Church in Saint John and was a men’s club which held Bible studies as well as debates. This card is actually a mash-up of two different cards; one from 1913 and one from 1915. Merry Christmas to...

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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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