Trenton’s First United Church celebrates 128th anniversary
The congregation of First United Church will be celebrating 128 years of Christian witness, study, fellowship and service this weekend.
Located at 81 High St., the Trenton church, under the leadership will hold their celebratory service on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Douglas MacEachern.
Special music will be presented by The Carrilon Singers and a fellowship will follow the service.
Eastlink will be taping the service and it will be aired the following Sunday, Nov. 11.
All are welcomed to attend this special 128th anniversary service.
About the speaker
MacEachern is a native of Trenton and is the son of the late Fred and Edith MacEachern, brother of Bill (Joan) and sister Marg (Charlie) Fergus.
He received his early education within the Trenton school system. In 1954, he graduated MacEachern from Mount Allison University with his B.A. and in 1956 from Pine Hill Divinity Hall (A.S.T.) with a Master of Divinity. He served student mission fields in Old Wives, Sask.; Rawdon, N.S., and after ordination, in Rawdon, Hopewell-Eureka, Brunswick Street, Truro, and St. John’s, Moncton, from where he retired in 1995 and where he continues to serve as Minister Emeritus. During the period from 1967 to 1990, MacEachern served as chaplain, associate professor and Dean of Students at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University) in Truro.
MacEachern’s involvements within the church and community have been numerous, including Canadian Bible Society, United Way, Board of Directors of both Windsor Elms and Drew Nursing Homes. The author of three books and several articles, he has been a commissioner to General Council and president of Maritime Conference. And in retirement, member and honorary board member of Hospice/ Palliative Care Inc. in Greater Moncton. He gives leadership in grief and bereavement groups and assists in the training of volunteers who work with patients in their homes.
Married in 1956 to the former June Bowman of North Wiltshire, P.E.I., they are the parents of three children: Robert (Susan), Ruth Anne (Peter Morris) and Rosslyn (Bob Hodder) and grandparents to five grandchildren.