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Strawberries for sale

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Strawberries for sale

Strawberries for sale

Oops, didn’t mean to get you too excited about the prospect of fresh strawberries! The following cash account list from the 1930s was found in the back of a church minute book from Fox Harbour, associated with Three Harbours Pastoral Charge in Truro Presbytery. In the days when paper was more expensive, it was not uncommon for books to serve several purposes. In this case, the book contained session minutes, Study Club minutes, and apparently grocery lists too. You will note that 16 boxes of strawberries came to a grand total of $1.60 or...

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Statistics can be interesting!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Statistics can be interesting!

Unless you are a statistician, it’s more than likely that you don’t get too excited about statistical reports. However, these type of reports can provide a wealth of interesting information about a church. The following report was filled out by Onslow Presbyterian Church, Nova Scotia, in 1857. The minister must have been busy covering an area of 180 square miles on horseback and ministering to 300 families affiliated with the...

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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 | Comments Off on “I have a nice circuit here, and the work is not hard”

“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 | Comments Off on Church in Action Video

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 | Comments Off on Letter to UCC Pension Board re: Goldcorp, Inc

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 | Comments Off on Fracking letter sample 2018

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 | Comments Off on Intermediates at Conference Registration 2018

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Youth Forum Registration 2018

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in 93rd Annual Meeting 2018, Christian Life & Growth, Events | Comments Off on Youth Forum Registration 2018

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Important Dates for UCW

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in United Church Women | Comments Off on Important Dates for UCW

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 | Comments Off on United Church Men’s Spring Rally 2018

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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