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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

There’s always something about the onset of cold weather that causes me to obsessively think about sweet breads and since you poor souls are subject to the whims of my appetite on these postings, now you can think about sweet breads too! These recipes were found in a book put out by St. Matthew’s United Church Adult Group in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1971. The cover was too colorful and fun not to...

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Remembrance Day from the Archives

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Remembrance Day from the Archives

The following is a register of soldiers during World War II, including their home addresses and next of kin. These soldiers all passed through Saint John, New Brunswick. Centenary-Queen Square United Church, where the register is from, along with other churches in the area formed groups to help support the soldiers, including organizing entertainment nights and providing supplies. Note that many of these soldiers were from England but there also people who listed their home address as being in the...

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The construction of Pilgrim Congregational Church

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

The construction of Pilgrim Congregational Church

As many of you may know from personal experience, constructing a new church building can be quite a long process. This was the case in 1890 when the Congregational congregation at Brooklyn, Nova Scotia decided to begin work on a new building to replace the building they had been worshiping in since 1852. Minutes from a January 1890 meeting tell us that the Building Committee was in the process of deciding on an architect to draw up plans for the new building. A few years later in 1894, there was enough progress on the building that the...

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Happy Halloween from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Halloween from the Archives!

These photographs are from a Halloween event at Tatamagouche Centre, or Atlantic Christian Training Centre as it was known at the time, in 1962 or 1963. Try not to get too...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

These recipes were found in some records of Great Village Pastoral Charge, Truro Presbytery (St. James United Church in Great Village was closed in 2014). Perhaps these recipes were intended for a future cookbook but in any case they look delicious! Free of charge, I have a complete supper menu for you. For starters, I’m sure the Scotch soup and brown bread would be a big hit on a cold day. Next on to the main course of Yorkshire Steak. I can’t say I’ve tried it before but it already gets lots of points for looking easy to...

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History of First South United Church

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

In the early part of the 19th century, Methodists and Lutherans in First South Church worshipped in the school house. Early names for the community of First South were South Range and Upper South. The new First South Methodist Church was officially dedicated on 25 March 1888. In 1925, the First South Methodist congregation joined The United Church of Canada and became First South United Church. At this time it was part of the Lunenburg Pastoral Charge which also contained the appointment of Central United Church. First South United Church...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

The following photographs were taken at Central Methodist Church (now Central United Church) in Moncton, New Brunswick. The first photograph was taken in 1914 and the second photograph is undated. Quite the bountiful...

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When your kids get their hands on important documents (part 2)

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

When your kids get their hands on important documents (part 2)

Some of you may remember an earlier post I did about some doodles on a treasurer’s book from York Methodist Circuit in PEI (click here to see that post again). Well, it turns out that kids all over the place are tempted to liven up boring financial documents. These drawings were found in a subscriptions account book from New Annan Presbyterian Church in Nova Scotia for the years 1864-1882. It looks like the children responsible for the artwork were part of David Langille’s family, perhaps he was the treasurer? In any case,...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

Well, looks like winter isn’t done with us yet…While you’re counting down the days until the snow is gone, why not treat yourself to some winter comfort food? The first recipe I chose because it sounds yummy and as a bonus it has an awesome title. The second recipe should be obvious-tuna, eggs, and mayo between hamburger buns cooked in the oven, can’t go wrong with that! These recipes are from a cookbook put out by the Trinity United Church UCW Unit C in Riverview, New...

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Dedication of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Kentville, 1915

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Dedication of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Kentville, 1915

A Congregational church building was erected at Chipman’s Corner in Cornwallis in 1762 and served to 1874.  Toward the end of the 18th century, the church at Chipman’s Corner was used more by Presbyterians in the area.  With the passing years, the Presbyterian congregations of Canard, Kentville and Lakeville developed from the Chipman’s Corner Presbyterian Congregation.  The church at Chipman’s Corner was torn down in 1874. The Presbyterian Congregation at Chipman’s Corner experienced a division in 1859 so a...

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