Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

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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Coming Soon for Advent 2014

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Christian Life & Growth, On-line Retreats | Comments Off on Coming Soon for Advent 2014

Coming Soon for Advent 2014

Resources for Advent 2014 WORKING GRACES: An Advent Small Group Study This four week study for small groups is based on the The Letters used in the Lectionary readings for Advent. The President, Gloria Churchill and I reflect on Faith, Hope, and Love. These “Working Graces” entwine and inform our mission and identity in congregations. You will […]

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Tales from the Pepper Box: Another Theory Busted

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Tales from the Pepper Box: Another Theory Busted

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. […]

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History of Port Mouton Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on History of Port Mouton Pastoral Charge

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Snapshot of St. James, Dartmouth in 1837

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on A Snapshot of St. James, Dartmouth in 1837

A Snapshot of St. James, Dartmouth in 1837

Normally I don’t spend much time reading through minutes unless I have to but I stumbled across an interesting book the other day. It was entitled “Minutes of the Synod of Nova Scotia in Connection With The Established Church of Scotland When Met at New Glasgow, on the 9th Day of August, 1837. Try saying […]

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A spirit of friendly rivalry has been engendered

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on A spirit of friendly rivalry has been engendered

A spirit of friendly rivalry has been engendered

I don’t know, perhaps I’m the only person who finds it an interesting topic but I’ve always been fascinated by reports and photographs of church sports teams, especially those pre-1925. The following is a report from St. Andrew’s Kirk Badminton Club circa 1915 (later became part of St. Andrew’s and St. David’s United Church in […]

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History of Wesley Methodist Church (Hamilton, Bermuda)

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on History of Wesley Methodist Church (Hamilton, Bermuda)

History of Wesley Methodist Church (Hamilton, Bermuda)

Rev. George Whitefield was the first Methodist minister to visit Bermuda. He arrived in Bermuda in 1748 from the United States due to poor health. He did not have a license to preach in Bermuda but he didn’t let that hold him back as he preached in fields and homes. His stay only lasted two […]

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Archives Recipe of the Month

Ever wonder how to go about putting on a massive summer tea for your friends, family, and community? Never fear, the members of the Woman’s Association of Upper Canard United Church have eliminated all the guesswork! The following is a list of the supplies required for a scrumptious tea. It looks like this would be […]

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