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When your kids get their hands on important documents (part 2)

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

When your kids get their hands on important documents (part 2)

Some of you may remember an earlier post I did about some doodles on a treasurer’s book from York Methodist Circuit in PEI (click here to see that post again). Well, it turns out that kids all over the place are tempted to liven up boring financial documents. These drawings were found in a subscriptions account book from New Annan Presbyterian Church in Nova Scotia for the years 1864-1882. It looks like the children responsible for the artwork were part of David Langille’s family, perhaps he was the treasurer? In any case,...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

Well, looks like winter isn’t done with us yet…While you’re counting down the days until the snow is gone, why not treat yourself to some winter comfort food? The first recipe I chose because it sounds yummy and as a bonus it has an awesome title. The second recipe should be obvious-tuna, eggs, and mayo between hamburger buns cooked in the oven, can’t go wrong with that! These recipes are from a cookbook put out by the Trinity United Church UCW Unit C in Riverview, New...

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Dedication of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Kentville, 1915

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Dedication of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Kentville, 1915

A Congregational church building was erected at Chipman’s Corner in Cornwallis in 1762 and served to 1874.  Toward the end of the 18th century, the church at Chipman’s Corner was used more by Presbyterians in the area.  With the passing years, the Presbyterian congregations of Canard, Kentville and Lakeville developed from the Chipman’s Corner Presbyterian Congregation.  The church at Chipman’s Corner was torn down in 1874. The Presbyterian Congregation at Chipman’s Corner experienced a division in 1859 so a...

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House renovations in 1860

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

House renovations in 1860

Now that spring is almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up our houses, maybe a little cleaning here or a little painting there. It was no different in the 1860s. In the case of the mission house (or manse) on the Pointe de Bute Methodist Circuit, new furniture was purchased, the parlour was papered, the porch was shingled, and oats and clover seed were sown in the field. Not too shabby of an effort for the first few months of 1860! Anyone else thinking of repairing their sleigh this...

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Archival Comic Relief

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archival Comic Relief

Has Tuesday got you down? If so, the Junior Girls group at Trinity United Church in Bridgedale Pastoral Charge, New Brunswick, have you covered! The following cartoons were found in a “newspaper” published by the group in 1975 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of The United Church of...

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Banquet Edition

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Banquet Edition

I’ve always been a fan of the church suppers, it’s always amazing how these dinners are pulled off so seamlessly. As it turns out though, putting on a church supper is no easy feat and it was no different in 1926. The following documents, which are from the United Church in Milltown, New Brunswick, provide a behind the scenes glimpse into all the work involved in putting together a church banquet. Mind you, this was in the time before dishwashers so you wouldn’t see me volunteering to be part of the Clearing Up Committee!...

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Youth Forum / IAC 2017 Registration Now Open

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Christian Life & Growth | 0 comments

Youth Forum / IAC 2017 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open!  Be sure to pick the appropriate presbytery form! Intermediates at Conference register here. Youth Forum register here.

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The children all gathered round papa while he read the letter

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

The children all gathered round papa while he read the letter

This letter was found with some records from First Orthodox Congregational Church in St. Stephen which is one of the predecessors of Milltown United Church in New Brunswick. The writing is a little tricky at times and the scans are rather faint so there is a transcript following the images. Sounds like a typical letter (or maybe a Facebook message or email c. 2017) one would send their parents! Lake Forest, September 29, 1872 My dear mother and father, We were very glad to get fathers letter last evening and learn all about you, and that...

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Mortgage News — September 2016

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Building Project 2011, Conference fundraising project, News Releases | 0 comments

Mortgage News — September 2016

Maritime Conference is pleased to announce that due to the generosity of donations given by individuals and churches, as well as contributions made following the sale of church property, we have once again been able to make a significant payment towards mortgage principal of $141,632.70! The three payments made in 2014, 2015 and 2016 total $455,548.15 and produce a combined savings of $920,104.79 in interest and a reduction in the length of the mortgage by 9 years! The present value of the mortgage has now been reduced to $1.27 million from...

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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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