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Halloween Party

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Halloween Party

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 | Comments Off on History of Riverport Pastoral Charge

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 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

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 | Comments Off on Tales from The Pepper Box-The Wedding Edition

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 | Comments Off on When your kids get their hands on important documents…

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 | Comments Off on Happy Times

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 | Comments Off on History of New Carlisle Pastoral Charge

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 | Comments Off on Archives Recipe of the Month

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 | Comments Off on Camp Time!

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 | Comments Off on 19th century telemarketing minus the telephone

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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