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“I have a nice circuit here, and the work is not hard”

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

“I have a nice circuit here, and the work is not hard”

The following is an excerpt from a letter to William Reid, of Barrasois, N.S., from Rev. Charles W. Swallow. This particular letter caught my attention because of the nice description of the Nappan Methodist Circuit, it’s not often that one is able to catch a glimpse of the personal life of a nineteenth century Methodist minister. A transcription of the letter follows the image. “I have a nice circuit here, and the work is not hard. My longest drive is three miles from the parsonage, so I can take all my meals at home and have...

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Church in Action Video

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Church In Action, Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A glimpse of social justice ministries of Maritime Conference through the years.  This 8-minute video was prepared by the Church in Action Committee for the 93rd Annual Meeting of Maritime Conference in May 2018 and was shown as part of the theme #TrueStory. (film editing by Todd Fraser of Sackville, NB)  

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Letter to UCC Pension Board re: Goldcorp, Inc

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Church In Action, Uncategorized | 0 comments

At the Annual Meeting of Maritime Conference in May 2018 in Sackville, NB, participants heard Sister Maudilia Lopez Cardona describing the impact that Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine has had in San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala.  This is a follow-up letter which asks the Pension Board to support demands for reparations from communities affected by the mines. Letter to Pension Board June 2018 You can see Sister Maudilia addressing the gathering by clicking...

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Fracking letter sample 2018

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Church In Action, Committee News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Letters have been sent to key government leaders in the area urging them to proceed cautiously before opening doors to “fracking” (hydraulic-fracturing) and onshore shale gas explorations once again.  The Environmental Working Group has crafted a letter in June 2018 on behalf of the Church in Action committee, citing the 2012 position taken by Maritime Conference.  A copy of the letter can be found HERE. Fracking letter June 2018 2012 Statement on Fracking For more information you may contact Emma Seamone, convenor of the...

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Intermediates at Conference Registration 2018

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in 93rd Annual Meeting 2018, Christian Life & Growth | 0 comments

Intermediates at Conference Registration 2018 1 IAC & Presbytery Info2 Participant Info3 Health Information / Emergency Contacts4  Maritime Conference 2018 ~ May 24-27, 2018 ~ Mount Allison UniversityWhat is Intermediates at Conference?I@C is a place of community and a place of faith where United Church youth between Grade 7 and Grade 9 meet from across the Maritimes, the

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Important Dates for UCW

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in United Church Women | 0 comments

Important Dates for UCW

Maritime Conference United Church Women Biennial Meeting April 27-29, 2018 “ Bridging Changes.” Theme  Hymn:   “Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”  VU #563 Trinity United Church 90 Spring Street, Summerside, PEI 902 436 3155 admin@trinitysummerside.ca Note: There is an elevator, and we are a scent free church. Click here for more information and Registration form. Contact person: Joan Wright, Phone ...

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United Church Men’s Spring Rally 2018

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in United Church Men | 0 comments

United Church Men’s Spring Rally 2018

When: April 21, 2018  Where: Trinity St. Stephen United Church, Amherst, NS Registration begins at 9:00 am when coffee and muffins will be available. Proceedings to begin at 10:00 am. Our speaker will be Rev. Ross Lockhart from the Vancouver School of Theology.  Rev. Lockhart is a thought provoking church leader who has a novel and exciting approach to animating the Gospel and guarding its truth while making it relevant to the context of our times.  His theme will lead the Men of the Maritimes of all denominations to engage in the...

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Pronouns

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Affirming | 0 comments

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Archives Recipe of the Month

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

Archives Recipe of the Month

There’s always something about the onset of cold weather that causes me to obsessively think about sweet breads and since you poor souls are subject to the whims of my appetite on these postings, now you can think about sweet breads too! These recipes were found in a book put out by St. Matthew’s United Church Adult Group in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1971. The cover was too colorful and fun not to...

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Remembrance Day from the Archives

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Remembrance Day from the Archives

The following is a register of soldiers during World War II, including their home addresses and next of kin. These soldiers all passed through Saint John, New Brunswick. Centenary-Queen Square United Church, where the register is from, along with other churches in the area formed groups to help support the soldiers, including organizing entertainment nights and providing supplies. Note that many of these soldiers were from England but there also people who listed their home address as being in the...

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