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A Box of “Church Stuff”

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Building Project 2011, Conference fundraising project | Comments Off on A Box of “Church Stuff”

A Box of “Church Stuff”

A Box of “Church Stuff” by Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment I wonder how many boxes of “church stuff” are preserved in the back of how many closets? My uncle recently delivered one such box to be placed in the new Archives. It is stuff from my home church, The Alexander Grant Memorial United Church in East Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton. I know the history well. When I was 16 years old I used the newest technology of the day and created a slide-tape show of the history for the 50th...

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About Retreats

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Christian Life & Growth, On-line Retreats | Comments Off on About Retreats

About Retreats

Email retreats are offered several times a year as we move through the circle of the church year.  Most are facilitated by Janice Maclean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment. How E-Retreats Work You receive your retreat by email. A high speed connection may be useful for some features but not required. If you have very basic computer skills and are able to receive an email you have sufficient computer skills for taking a retreat! Test your skills by looking at the samples below. You are part of a wider community but...

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Baie Verte-Port Elgin-Tidnish Bridge Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Baie Verte-Port Elgin-Tidnish Bridge Pastoral Charge

Baie Verte-Port Elgin-Tidnish Bridge Pastoral Charge

Baie Verte (St. James) and Port Elgin (Trinity) are the two preaching places on this Pastoral Charge.  They are located in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. Tidnish was a third preaching place associated with this Pastoral Charge. It is located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The church at Tidnish Bridge was closed in 2003. A Methodist Church existed at Baie Verte prior to 1818, but the first regular services of a minister did not occur until 1818 when a church was built. A second church was built in 1839 and the present St. James Church...

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A Way of Being with Children – Godly Play

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Christian Life & Growth, Events | Comments Off on A Way of Being with Children – Godly Play

A Way of Being with Children – Godly Play

 By Janice MacLean, Godly Play Canada Trainer What is Godly Play? It is a way of being with children that deeply respects the spiritual needs of 21st century children. It is one of the recommended curriculum of The United Church of Canada. It is grounded in principles which can be applied to any curriculum or any engagement with children. (i.e children’s time, pastoral care, camps, or bed-time conversations.) It is increasingly used in adult studies or with young parent groups. Want to know more? DAY WORKSHOPS Truro Area Introductory...

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Registration Godly Play Core Training

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Christian Life & Growth, Events | Comments Off on Registration Godly Play Core Training

Registration Godly Play Core Training

REGISTRATION CLOSED. This training is FULL. Please contact Janice Maclean to put your name on the waiting list or learn about other possibilities. Godly Play Storyteller & Doorperson Core Training Three Saturdays: May 4, September 14th, and November 2, 2013 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Each Saturday May 4th will be held at the Maritime Conference Centre, Sackville NB Discover Godly Play from the inside out.  There are lots of things you can learn from a lecture, but Godly Play must be learned from the inside out.  This training will enable...

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Children’s Spirituality: What Is It and Why It Matters

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in AVEL | 0 comments

Dr. Rebecca Nye is a researcher, consultant and trainer in the field of children’s spirituality. Originally a psychologist, she conducted a landmark empirical study of children’s spirituality in the 1990’s with David Hay (The Spirit of the Child, David Hay and Rebecca Nye). Her most recent book is ‘Children’s Spirituality: What it is and Why it matters’ (Church House Press 2009).  Much of her public work has been to address the neglect of children’s spirituality in traditional Christian nurture and education. She is...

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CGIT Choral Group at Pinehurst, 1943

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on CGIT Choral Group at Pinehurst, 1943

CGIT Choral Group at Pinehurst, 1943

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Cumberland Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Cumberland Pastoral Charge

Cumberland Pastoral Charge is located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Preaching points are at Joggins and River Hebert (Trinity). Other historical locations within the bounds of the pastoral charge included Minudie, Strathcona, and Shulee. The first Methodists in the area came from Minudie where a Rev. Pike introduced the community to Methodism. It eventually spread to River Hebert where a church was built in 1882. River Hebert was originally part of the Nappan Methodist Circuit but became the head of a circuit in 1886, including the...

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Central Methodist (Moncton) Sunday School Class

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Central Methodist (Moncton) Sunday School Class

Central Methodist (Moncton) Sunday School Class

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