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Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Here is an invitation from Queen Square Methodist Church (later to become part of Centenary-Queen Square United Church, Saint John, NB) to a Thanksgiving service on October 6, 1879. The card was addressed for a George A. Henderson, police clerk. Interestingly enough, the sentence “Their joy is in their calm” was written in pencil on the front of the envelope. Perhaps a good reminder for the Thanksgiving weekend. If you would like to see a transcript of the invitation, just scroll down past the image. Transcript of Invitation: Dear...

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Celebrating Retirees and Jubilarians

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in 90th Annual Meeting 2015, Annual Meeting Planning, Newsletters | Comments Off on Celebrating Retirees and Jubilarians

                            Read the biographies of all the 2015 Retirees and Jubilarians in this booklet. With thanks to Pam Harrison for the...

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Tales from The Pepper Box-The Wedding Edition

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Tales from The Pepper Box-The Wedding Edition

Tales from The Pepper Box-The Wedding Edition

I don’t think I’ve ever kept my love of archival wedding tidbits secret but here’s something a little different. I should reiterate that this is from a publication put out by the inhabitants of the Pine Hill residence so it’s a bit of a tongue-in-cheek take on things. Who knows, maybe dandelions and purple cheese-cloth will make a “reappearance” as a wedding trend. You saw it here first...

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When your kids get their hands on important documents…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on When your kids get their hands on important documents…

When your kids get their hands on important documents…

Never despair parents, your kids are not the first to mark up official documents or records. Here’s living proof that this sort of thing happened a hundred years ago. The book in question is a subscription treasurer’s book from York Methodist Circuit in Prince Edward Island dated 1901. Enjoy the...

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Refugee and Immigration Matters

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Church In Action, Committee News, Events, Notices | Comments Off on Refugee and Immigration Matters

Refugee and Immigration Matters

This page is updated regularly with information and links relating to refugee sponsorship and advocacy.         First Steps When Considering Sponsorship Two Page Overview – for those exploring refugee sponsorship Detailed Information Resource on Refugee Sponsorship (ISANS – prepared by the Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia).  Specific to Nova Scotia but useful in all three Maritime provinces. Slideshow –  introduction to Refugee Sponsorship prepared by ISANS Registration Form – If...

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Happy Times

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Happy Times

Happy Times

I’ve always had a soft spot for old notebook covers, there’s such a variety of backgrounds and colors. The following is a case in point: Here’s a transcription of the verse on the bottom: “The thing that goes the farthest toward making life worthwhile that’s worth the most that costs the least is just a pleasant...

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History of New Carlisle Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on History of New Carlisle Pastoral Charge

History of New Carlisle Pastoral Charge

New Carlisle Pastoral Charge is comprised of the preaching points of Zion United Church (New Carlisle) and St. Andrew’s United Church (Hopetown). It is thought that Presbyterian work began in the New Carlisle area by at least 1800 when Rev. John Mitchell was sent by the London Missionary Society to Quebec. He had originally received a call from Montreal but chose to go instead to New Carlisle. In 1820, Presbyterian families in New Carlisle signed an agreement to erect a church building. It is thought that a church did end up being built...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Archives Recipe of the Month

Archives Recipe of the Month

After a long summer vacation, the Archives Recipe of the Month is back! Isn’t it nice that we’re finally getting some full-blown summer weather? On hot days such as these, no one wants to spend hours cooking over a hot stove or oven. That’s where the Fairview UCW (Halifax) come in with their book of uncooked recipes. It was really hard choosing between all the yummy recipes (I’ll have to feature Ting-A-Lings in a later post) but finally I narrowed it down to 5 recipes. For those of you have problems reading the tiny...

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Camp Time!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Camp Time!

Camp Time!

In honor of Berwick 2015 which is happening this week:   Here’s to many more years!

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19th century telemarketing minus the telephone

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on 19th century telemarketing minus the telephone

19th century telemarketing minus the telephone

One doesn’t have to go very far to hear complaints about the price at the pumps. That’s why the headline of “Small Gas Bills” grabbed my attention as I was going through some records of Centenary Methodist Church (later Centenary-Queen United Church in Saint John). It just so happens that this gas saving governor can save you “15 to 40 percent. At least 15 percent positively guaranteed.” I’ll admit that I had no idea what a governor was in this context but a quick Wikipedia search didn’t...

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