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For Reading and Discussion: Children & the Church

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Christian Life & Growth | Comments Off on For Reading and Discussion: Children & the Church

Janice Frame, the past chair of the Maritime Conference Christian Life & Growth Committee, presented her AST Grad Project on Children Speak of Their Experience of Church. Read her paper on Children Speak of Their Experiences of Church.

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Children Speak of Their Experience of Church – Graduation Project

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Christian Life & Growth | Comments Off on Children Speak of Their Experience of Church – Graduation Project

Janice Frame, a student at Atlantic School of Theology, offers her 2012 Grad project sharing children’s experience of church.  She describes her methodology and shares the responses eight children make to four questions: What do you feel when you come into your church? How would you describe God? Who helps you feel connected to God? What would you like to change in your church? Janice outlines several ways that congregations could deepen children’s experience of church and help deepen their relationship with God. The paper also...

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What is the Church Called to be Doing Today?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Blogs, Christian Life & Growth | Comments Off on What is the Church Called to be Doing Today?

What is the Church Called to be Doing Today?

Guest Sermon: Rev. Nigel Weaver, Minister at Cornwall United Church, PEI, and Chair of the Maritime Conference Christian Life & Growth Committee Also printed in the March 3, 2012 GUARDIAN, PEI.    Valentine’s Day morning I sat in a circle one of fifteen church-folk from across the Maritimes. As often happens as gatherings like that begin the convener asked us to take some time to be silent and to ponder a question, the one she gave us was “What is the Church called to be doing today?” After several minutes of silent listening we...

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Maritime Conference Men

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in United Church Men | Comments Off on Maritime Conference Men

Maritime Conference Men

Maritime Conference Men Maritime Conference Men began meeting many years ago to celebrate, support, and strengthen the many forms of ministry in which men are involved.   Mandate “To lead men to an understanding of the work and witness of the church, that through commitment to Christ, they may fulfill the ministry to which they are called, in the home, in daily work, in the community, and in the world.” Men’s Ministry Awards To see a list of Men’s Work Awards through the years.   Newsletters March 2010 May...

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Maritime Conference Camps

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Christian Life & Growth | Comments Off on Maritime Conference Camps

Maritime Conference Camps

The Maritime Conference Outdoor Recreational Ministry Unit provides support to the camps. To Camp Boards and staff by making connections and hosting ongoing conversations about camp futures and ways to collaborate. Supporting faith formation by offering a variety of curricula for use in the camps. Offering Directors & Senior Staff Training is held in June.  This is a residential leadership training opportunity for the camps leadership. Sponsoring Camp STUFF  each June for camp staff and board members.  STUFF offers training,...

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FROM: Laying the Cornerstone 1914

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on FROM: Laying the Cornerstone 1914

FROM:  Laying the Cornerstone 1914

Methodists in Wolfville first worshipped in private residences until a chapel was erected in 1859-1860.  The Methodist Congregation joined the Presbyterian Congregation of Wolfville in 1923 and the Methodist Chapel was sold and dismantled that same year. A Presbyterian Church was built prior to 1840. It was moved to another site in 1885, and burned down in 1913.  The cornerstone of a new Presbyterian Church was laid on July 8, 1914 during which the Moderator addressed the large crowd followed by Drs. Pollok and Forrest who gave “eloquent...

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Joan Chittister: Spirituality of Struggle (3 dvd set)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in AVEL | 1 comment

Filmed before a live audience for 30 Good Minutes, a weekly ecumenical and interfaith television program of PBS in Chicago

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Poor No More

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in AVEL | 0 comments

Hosted by TV and film star Mary Walsh, Poor No More offers an engaging look at Canadians stuck in low paying jobs with no security and no future. Mary then takes us on a journey to Ireland and Sweden so we can see how these countries have tackled poverty while strengthening their economies. It offers hope to those who have to work two jobs a day and to those who can’t find work. Poor No More will be the first film to explain the roots of the economic crisis, its impact on Canadians, and what can be done about it. It is designed to build...

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