Presbyterian Historical Society (U.S.A.) (archives and artifacts)
Canadian Heritage Information Network (virtual museum)
Christian Salvage Mission – Hamilton, ON
For congregations disposing of Bibles, hymnbooks and Christian education materials, there is an alternative to the recycling bin. Materials can be sent to the Christian Salvage Mission where they are boxed and sent to Christians in overseas countries. The organization is based in Hamilton, ON, but there are collection depots located in cities across Canada. The Mission collects the following types of materials regardless of the date of publication:
- Bibles (even weighty pulpit Bibles)
- New Testaments
- hymn books (only those with music)
- Christian education and Sunday/church school materials
- sheet music (with words)
- Vacation Bible School materials
MATE – FCC – Mission for Advancing Theological Education / Friends Committed to Caring
When faced with the task of downsizing or dispersing a congregational or a minister’s library, consider sending books to MATE. This organization based in Markham, ON, collects theological volumes from the following perspectives: Reformation, Puritan, Covenanter, Presbyterian, Calvinist and Reformed Baptist.
Organ Historical Society – Pipe Organ Database
Congregations are invited to enter the specifications of their pipe organs to this comprehensive North American database maintained by the Organ Historical Society based in Villanova, Pennsylvania. This is considered the definitive database for pipe organs, not only in the United States, but also in Canada.
Institute for Stained Glass in Canada
The Institute encourages people to share the beauty of their church’s stained glass windows via an invitation to submit photos to its website.