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Happy New Year from the Archives!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy New Year from the Archives!

We might be a little behind the times here at the Archives but 1955 is close enough, right? This calendar is from Gunningsville United Church which would later become Trinity United Church in...

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Merry Christmas from the Archives!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Merry Christmas from the Archives!

The following photograph is of the choir at Wesley Memorial United Church (Moncton) on Christmas Sunday in 1947.

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Not Christmas Edition

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Not Christmas Edition

I have decided to break with all tradition and not post a Christmas recipe of the month for 2016. Horrible I know but hopefully all can be forgiven. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Trinity United Church in Riverview to help go through some records and determine which records should come to the Archives. Included in the records were these lovely photographs. Recipes are exciting but photographs of people cooking are super exciting too! Any ideas about what they were making? One of my co-workers, who is my go-to for questions such as...

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From the very beginning

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

From the very beginning

I always find it fascinating to view the documents recording the beginning of a church. Of course, there are a lot of events and work that goes on behind the scenes long before a church building is built but the part we usually get to see in the historical record is when a group of people get together and decide that they need a “house of public worship.” The following minutes are from Caribou Presbyterian Church, which eventually became Melville United Church before it joined The Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1951. As a...

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Summer Days

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Summer Days

It looks like winter is most definitely upon us so here are some photographs from a warmer season to cheer you up. These photographs are from a CGIT camp held at Waweig in 1948. Before you get too jealous, it wasn’t all sunshine there either, the last photograph shows blankets spread out on the grass to dry after a...

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Got on fairly well-Rev. David Sutherland (1859-1898)

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Got on fairly well-Rev. David Sutherland (1859-1898)

It just so happens that November 20th in 1887 also fell on a Sunday so I thought it would be the perfect week to share this diary entry from Rev. David Sutherland. As a bit of background, David Sutherland was born in Bruan, Caithnesshire, Scotland in 1859 to Alexander Sutherland. He received his education at the University of Edinburgh, New College, and the Presbyterian College in Halifax, N.S. It was in Nova Scotia that he married Mary Ellen (Minnie) Weatherbie with whom he had 4 children. Ordained in 1888 by the Maritime Synod of Halifax...

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Saving Energy at Church — Beacon’s Story

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Featured Congregations, Featured Slider, Newsletters | 0 comments

Saving Energy at Church — Beacon’s Story

Greening the Church Beacon United Church is a 22,000 square foot facility in Yarmouth Nova Scotia. About 20 years ago it was seen as both good stewardship and practical planning to look at ways to reduce our carbon footprint while improving efficiencies within the building. There are many opportunities in our churches for improving our energy consumption, reducing our green house gas emissions and saving us money all at the same time. Here are a list of simple steps or suggestions which could have a significant impact on both the environmental...

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Bermuda Edition

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Bermuda Edition

We are long overdue for some recipes from Bermuda so imagine my delight when I found these recipes in the back of the UCW book “Sailing Through Uncharted Seas.” The book was put out by the Maritime Conference UCW in 1987 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UCW. I’ve really got to stop looking at recipes in the afternoon though, it’s a long time between now and supper when all you can think about is orange trifle. Here’s a photograph of an example of the two types of wedding cake mentioned in the recipe....

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Remembrance Day from the Archives

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Remembrance Day from the Archives

As we pause this week to remember our veterans, here are the names in their own writing of some of those who served. The following is from a register for those attending entertainment events for the troops put on by St. Andrew’s United Church (later to become St. Andrew’s and St. David’s United Church) in Saint John, NB on August 10,...

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A good catch!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

A good catch!

I was so excited when I came across this photograph that I just had to share. I can say that this is officially the first fishing photograph I have come across in the Archives. Looks like the guys are pretty pleased with their catch! This was a Tuxis event held by United Memorial Church in Halifax probably sometime in the 1920s or...

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