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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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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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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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Happy Times

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Times

I’ve always had a soft spot for old notebook covers, there’s such a variety of backgrounds and colors. The following is a case in point: Here’s a transcription of the verse on the bottom: “The thing that goes the farthest toward making life worthwhile that’s worth the most that costs the least is just a pleasant...

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History of New Carlisle Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of New Carlisle Pastoral Charge

New Carlisle Pastoral Charge is comprised of the preaching points of Zion United Church (New Carlisle) and St. Andrew’s United Church (Hopetown). It is thought that Presbyterian work began in the New Carlisle area by at least 1800 when Rev. John Mitchell was sent by the London Missionary Society to Quebec. He had originally received a call from Montreal but chose to go instead to New Carlisle. In 1820, Presbyterian families in New Carlisle signed an agreement to erect a church building. It is thought that a church did end up being built...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

After a long summer vacation, the Archives Recipe of the Month is back! Isn’t it nice that we’re finally getting some full-blown summer weather? On hot days such as these, no one wants to spend hours cooking over a hot stove or oven. That’s where the Fairview UCW (Halifax) come in with their book of uncooked recipes. It was really hard choosing between all the yummy recipes (I’ll have to feature Ting-A-Lings in a later post) but finally I narrowed it down to 5 recipes. For those of you have problems reading the tiny...

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Camp Time!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Camp Time!

In honor of Berwick 2015 which is happening this week:   Here’s to many more years!

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19th century telemarketing minus the telephone

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

19th century telemarketing minus the telephone

One doesn’t have to go very far to hear complaints about the price at the pumps. That’s why the headline of “Small Gas Bills” grabbed my attention as I was going through some records of Centenary Methodist Church (later Centenary-Queen United Church in Saint John). It just so happens that this gas saving governor can save you “15 to 40 percent. At least 15 percent positively guaranteed.” I’ll admit that I had no idea what a governor was in this context but a quick Wikipedia search didn’t...

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History of Millerton Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

History of Millerton Pastoral Charge

Millerton Pastoral Charge is comprised of Millerton United Church (Derby) which is located in Northumberland County, New Brunswick. Methodist: The Derby Methodist Circuit was carved out of the Newcastle Methodist Circuit sometime around 1881. The parsonage was located at Derby and a new church was dedicated at Derby on November 19, 1893. English Settlement and Williamstown were also appointments on the Derby Circuit. A new church was dedicated at English Settlement in June 1920. In 1925, the Methodist churches became part of The United Church...

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