Grace United Methodist Church in Atlanta, one of country’s oldest United Methodist churches, will sell most of its interior contents at an estate sale that is open today through Aug. 1 and Aug. 6-8.
Located at 458 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, in midtown Atlanta, Grace UMC doors will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. during sale dates.
The sale includes literally hundreds of folding chairs (metal, padded & wood backs), 60 ergonomically designed folding chairs for choir practice rooms, two dozen round tables (formica tops), hundreds of children’s & adult sheet music & song books, 700+ Methodist hymnals (all varieties), metal coat racks, file cabinets, wooden display & storage shelving, several pulpits & altar furniture, brass IHS crosses with matching candlesticks & other ecumenical items, a dozen oak pews, a 10-foot rustic cross constructed from railroad crossties & dozens of framed religious artwork, children’s & nursery toys, books & equipment plus four refrigerators.
Renowned for its musical programs, the church is selling nine upright pianos, as well as a fully functioning Allen classical pipe organ. Its vast library features more than 1,000 volumes & all will be tagged for sale, as well as a large amount of audio visual & electronic equipment.
Founded in 1871, Grace United Methodist Church has been located at the midtown corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue & Charles Allen Drive since 1917.
The building & property were recently sold to the General Board of Global Ministries (Global Ministries), an arm of The United Methodist Church that directs missionaries and disaster relief throughout the world. The group, previously headquartered in New York, moved its organization to Atlanta in mid July & plans a major renovation later this year.
For further information or to make an appointment outside sale hours, please contact Pam Bulman, sale manager, at 404-663-3737 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dawn Rollin, coordinator, at 770-656-0066 (email@example.com).
"We hope that Methodists everywhere will come out and purchase a piece of our legacy or equipment that you may need in your own ministries," wrote Rev. Kate Floyd, Grace UMC's pastor.