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From Mammon to Manna: Sabbath Economics and Community Investing

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in AVEL | Comments Off on From Mammon to Manna: Sabbath Economics and Community Investing

From Mammon to Manna: Sabbath Economics and Community Investing

From Mammon to Manna provides an introduction to the theological dimensions of Sabbath Economics, and a practical overview of   social investing with an emphasis on moving surplus capital into community development financial institutions.    A biblical scholar and popular educator, Ched Meyers is an author, organizer and advocate who has for 30 years been challenging and   supporting Christians to engage in peace and justice work and radical discipleship.   For the downloadable study guide and to view an excerpt of this resource,...

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Meet Runners United for Change

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Stewardship | Comments Off on Meet Runners United for Change

Meet Runners United for Change

Hear the voices of those committed and training for the Bluenose Marathon for M&S! Watch this week’s video: Runners United for Change video1

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Profile: The First President of Conference

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Profile: The First President of Conference

Profile: The First President of Conference

Clarence MacKinnon was born in Hopewell, Pictou County, Nova Scotia on March 11, 1868. His parents were Rev. John and Margaret (Tait) MacKinnon. MacKinnon attended public schools in both Prince Edward Island and Scotland and went on to earn a divinity degree from the University of Edinburgh. After returning to Nova Scotia in 1892, he was ordained as a Presbyterian minister and served in several charges until he was appointed Principal of Pine Hill (then a Presbyterian College), Halifax; a post which he would hold for 28 years. As a strong...

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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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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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