Falmouth congregation about to embark on new journey

Carole Morris-Underhill
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Published on May 26, 2014

The sanctuary of Juniper Grove United Church was packed with guests May 4 as they celebrated the history of the congregation, and prepared to embark on a new journey in Hantsport.

Published on May 26, 2014

From left, Joan Burgess, George McLennan (background), Theresa Saunders, and Julie Saunders were among many talented churchgoers who provided music during Juniper Grove United Church’s gratitude and celebration service earlier this month.

Published on May 26, 2014

Gary Nelson and Pastor Gail Whalen Dunn, from the Falmouth United Baptist Church, accepted the First World War honour roll from Sharon Armstrong, a session member of Juniper Grove United Church, during the congregation’s recent gratitude service. Although the congregation of Juniper Grove is amalgamating with another church and moving to Hantsport, by donating the honour roll to the local Baptist church, they ensured the historic print would remain in the Falmouth community.

Published on May 26, 2014

From left, Sylvia Walsh, Ruth Ross, Josie Jodrey, and Randy Lynn Newman were among the many singers and handbell choir participants to provide uplifting songs during Juniper Grove United Church’s celebration service May 4.

Published on May 26, 2014

Following the service, Rev. Bob Wallace, who provided a reading during Juniper Grove United Church’s May 4 celebration, shared some fond memories with Juanita Swinamer, the church’s organist and choir director.  The afternoon worship service offered all in attendance a chance to reflect on the church’s history and enjoy fellowship.

The pews were packed at Juniper Grove United Church earlier this month when the congregation hosted its gratitude celebration.

The service, which was filled with song and reflection, offered people the chance to celebrate the church’s rich history, recall what they have accomplished over the years, and be filled with a sense of hope for the future.

Although the Falmouth church, which dates back to 1859, has already been sold, the congregation will not be without a place of worship.

The congregations of Juniper Grove United Church and St. James United Church, in Hantsport, voted last year to amalgamate. Next month, the two congregations will become one under a new name. (That name is to be decided on May 27.)

The service on June 8 in Hantsport will celebrate the newly-amalgamated church.


Organizations: Juniper Grove United Church, St. James United Church, United Church of Canada

Geographic location: Hantsport, St. James United Church, Juniper Grove United Church Falmouth

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