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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

After another hiatus, the Recipe of the Month is back! Now that the weather is starting to cool down, I thought it would be appropriate to feature some comfort food recipes. Actually, what I really wanted to do was showcase the Meat Balls & Gravy With a Difference (aren’t recipe names great?) which just happened to be on the same page as the classic comfort food of meat loaf but you get the idea. These recipes are from a cookbook called “Favorite Recipes and Housekeeping Tips & Tricks” put out by the UCW of Emmanuel...

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On Active Service

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

On Active Service

In honour of Remembrance Day, here are some thank-you letters sent to the Ladies Aid in Sackville, New Brunswick from servicemen during World War II. Transcriptions follow each letter. Sorry about the long delay in thanking you-both for the cigarettes and the chocolates. I put the cards away so carefully I couldn’t find them! The gifts are very much appreciated and it is good of you to remember us so faithfully. There are some tough times ahead but I think it will not be long before we will be back. Thank you again. Best wishes to you...

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A Surprise Party at Red Bank

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 3 comments

I’m deviating from my routine of including scans of photographs or documents because the newspaper the following article came from was too big to scan! Bear with me though because the description of the surprise party is delightful! Also, it’s not everyone you come across a reference to a surprise party in archival records. The Presbyterian Witness, December 16, 1882, p. 393 “On February 28, 1881, a party of members of the Presbyterian congregation assembled at the manse, with the view of agreeably surprising the inmates,...

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Halloween Party

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Halloween Party

Hard to believe that we’re approaching Halloween weekend already! Of course the Halloween costumes and candy have been out in the stores since July but still…. If you’re frantically searching for Halloween activities with kids, the following pages from the book “Boys and Girls At Play” may of be of use. The book was found with some CGIT publications so it’s likely it was used for CGIT meetings. Caution: Some of these suggested activities involve molasses and rotten fruit so perhaps an indoor party would not...

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History of Riverport Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Riverport Pastoral Charge

The Riverport Pastoral Charge consists of the preaching points of Feltzen South (Wesley United), Middle LaHave (St. John’s United) and Riverport (Trinity United) which are all located in Lunenburg County. Methodist: Riverport was originally called Ritcey’s Cove, but in 1904 the name was officially changed to Riverport. The first Methodist preaching in Ritcey’s Cove/Riverport was held in a school house in 1819. In 1843, a small Methodist church was erected. A second church was dedicated on 29 December 1867. A third building was dedicated...

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Mortgage News – October 2015

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Conference fundraising project | 0 comments

Mortgage News – October 2015

Mortgage News Maritime Conference is pleased to announce that due to the generosity of donations given by individuals and churches, as well as contributions made following the sale of church property, we have once again been able to make a significant payment towards mortgage principal of $163, 915.48! The effect of this payment has been to save $310,324.97 in interest and to reduce the number of mortgage payments by 3 years and 1 month! The effect of the two payments made in 2014 and 2015 is a combined savings of $736,335.13 in interest and a...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Here is an invitation from Queen Square Methodist Church (later to become part of Centenary-Queen Square United Church, Saint John, NB) to a Thanksgiving service on October 6, 1879. The card was addressed for a George A. Henderson, police clerk. Interestingly enough, the sentence “Their joy is in their calm” was written in pencil on the front of the envelope. Perhaps a good reminder for the Thanksgiving weekend. If you would like to see a transcript of the invitation, just scroll down past the image. Transcript of Invitation: Dear...

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Celebrating Retirees and Jubilarians

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in 90th Annual Meeting 2015, Annual Meeting Planning, Newsletters | 0 comments

                            Read the biographies of all the 2015 Retirees and Jubilarians in this booklet. With thanks to Pam Harrison for the...

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Tales from The Pepper Box-The Wedding Edition

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Tales from The Pepper Box-The Wedding Edition

I don’t think I’ve ever kept my love of archival wedding tidbits secret but here’s something a little different. I should reiterate that this is from a publication put out by the inhabitants of the Pine Hill residence so it’s a bit of a tongue-in-cheek take on things. Who knows, maybe dandelions and purple cheese-cloth will make a “reappearance” as a wedding trend. You saw it here first...

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When your kids get their hands on important documents…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

When your kids get their hands on important documents…

Never despair parents, your kids are not the first to mark up official documents or records. Here’s living proof that this sort of thing happened a hundred years ago. The book in question is a subscription treasurer’s book from York Methodist Circuit in Prince Edward Island dated 1901. Enjoy the...

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