The world was a very different place in 1909. The sun had yet to set on the British Empire. Kitchener was still called Berlin, and the founding of the United Church of Canada was still sixteen years away. Joe Watson recently donated an original bulletin to our Archives.
The everyday details of the life of a congregation during an ordinary week are fascinating. A meeting of the Epworth League; an open debate "Resolved: That Vaccination is A Preventitive For Smallpox"; an "old-time concert" featuring Mother's home-made baking; and a meeting and discussion on "Miss Sproule's Missionary work among Lumbermen" are echoes from a distant past, while more familiar scheduled events like choir practice and board meetings remind us that we are stewards of a long tradition of ministry.