43 Days to Go — Save the Date

Our First Building

Hardy Oliver  in  the  book, Goin’ to the Corner Vol. 1,(A History of Elmsdale, Elmsdale Wefullsizeoutput_1b4est, and Brockton, Prince Edward Island) wrote, “. . . with the others of the committee we purpose handing it over to the Nazarene Church board and it will in the future be Nazarene Church property.” (originally known as the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene)

“We have been told that this transfer of Church property from the Salvation Army to the Church of the Nazarene took place “on a handshake”. This transaction may have taken place in mid-November, 1922.” (Goin’ to the Corner Vol. 1,(A History of Elmsdale, Elmsdale West, and Brockton, Prince Edward Island p.197 ) After a devastating fire in 1946 local merchant, A.L. Rennie, purchased the Elmsdale Salvation Army Hall, which had become the Church of the Nazarene, and had it hauled to his lot across the Western Road where it became the warehouse for his business. (Goin’ to the Corner Vol. 1,(A History of Elmsdale, Elmsdale West, and Brockton, Prince Edward Island, p.198 )

So that is how Elmsdale Church of the Nazarene got it first building  — on a handshake — God is Good and thank you Salvation Army.  It was home for 24 years until the devastating fire.

PS: 43 days to go is to the exact date of the anniversary Sunday July 23, 2017.

 

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