Archives Recipe of the Month-The Anniversary Cake Edition

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

The anniversary cake is a staple at most churches and the churches of Maritime Conference are no exception. Here’s a brief collage in honor of the ever-present anniversary cake:      

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Pictou Presbytery

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Pictou Presbytery has had a long history within what is today Maritime Conference Pictou Presbyterian Presbytery: The Presbytery of Pictou was organized in 1795 and consisted of Rev. James McGregor; Rev. Duncan Ross, Rev. John Brown, and two elders. A little over twenty years later, on July 3, 1817, the Presbyteries of Truro and Pictou […]

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What’s New At the Archives

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

What’s New At the Archives

Every year, the Archives receives a variety of interesting records from churches, Presbyteries, individuals, and other archives. These records are processed, listed, and made available for church members and other researchers but often people don’t realize some of the gems we have here at the Archives. From now on, I hope to feature some of […]

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The Tryon United Church Utopian Society’s Quest for a Piano

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

The Tryon United Church Utopian Society’s Quest for a Piano

As I was scrolling through some records, I came across the minutes of a group with the intriguing name of Utopian Society. It turns out that the Utopian Society was the name of the Young People’s Society at Tryon United Church in PEI. The group met every Friday and discussed a variety of topics, including […]

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

I’m going back to my favorite cookbook in the Archives: Tried and Proved Recipes from the Exmouth Methodist Church Ladies Group in 1909. Seeing as how the weather is still hot, I thought it would be nice to feature some refreshing beverages. In case you didn’t know, tartaric acid crystals occur naturally in fruits such […]

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A Brief History of Rosedale Methodist Church

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

A Brief History of Rosedale Methodist Church

Rosedale is located about 10 km north of Jacksonville in Carleton County, New Brunswick. It became part of the Jacksonville Methodist Circuit in 1877/1878. In January 1889, a group of interested people met in the home of John Cowan to discuss building a Methodist church in Rosedale. It was resolved that the group proceed to […]

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Keeping cool at CGIT Camp

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Keeping cool at CGIT Camp

While we are still in the middle of this heat wave, let’s think some happy, cool thoughts. The following photographs are from various Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) camps across the Maritimes:                                

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Sunday School Picnic at Riverport Methodist Church, 1911

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Sunday School Picnic at Riverport Methodist Church, 1911

The following photographs are from the Riverport (Nova Scotia) Methodist Sunday School picnic c. 1911. The minister in the center with the dark suit and black hat is Rev. Hobbs and the man standing in the background with the impressive beard is Jacob Ritcey, Sunday School superintendent. Doesn’t it look like everyone is having a […]

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The Rebuilding of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Windsor, NS

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

The Rebuilding of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Windsor, NS

On October 17, 1897, a fire spread through the town of Windsor, Nova Scotia, destroying most of the town, including both St. John’s Presbyterian Church and Windsor Methodist Church, and leaving most of the residents homeless. You can read more about the fire by clicking here. The devastation felt by the town is well summed […]

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Household Hints Edition

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Do you ever stay up late at night pondering the best way in which to grate nutmeg or at what temperature to keep your dining room? As always, The Presbyterian Witness has your back. The following household tips were found in the February 12, 1898 edition of The Presbyterian Witness (Vol. LI, No. 1). That […]

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