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Write down for the coming generation what the Lord has done, so that people not yet born will praise him. – Psalms 102:18

Our Stories

Childhood Chrismon Memories

One Sunday early in December, our teachers announced that we would be working on a special project for our church – we were going to help create Chrismon ornaments. As children we laughed, thinking the teachers were mispronouncing the word Christmas, but no, the teachers explained that Chrismon is a Latin word meaning Christ’s monogram. It was used by early Christians to share their faith.  The Chrismons were to be made of gold and white materials – gold for God’s glory and white for God being the Light of the World.

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Historic photo of scouts at Peachtree Road UMC in Atlanta, GA.

Scouting in the Early Years of Peachtree Road

As we look at the early years of our church’s history (1925-1955), it would be incomplete if we did not include the story of Scouting at Peachtree Road. Scouting, with its emphasis on youth participation in a faith-based environment, was instrumental in bringing many families into the church for membership in the 40s and 50s.

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Vintage photo of a United Methodist Women's (UMW) circle of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

United Methodist Women in the Early Years

As Peachtree Road United Methodist Church celebrates one hundred years of active ministry, it must recognize the service and invaluable support women have contributed to its success from the very beginning. In those early days in 1925, nineteen citizens of the Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta committed to become charter members of the proposed Peachtree Methodist Church South. Thirteen of the charter members were women!

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Sunday School at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

Sunday School in the Early Years

Today, our church has over 70 rooms suitable for Sunday School classes serving every age group from infants to centenarians.  A hundred years ago, there was nothing.  Nothing except the desire to provide a Methodist worship experience to a blossoming part of our city, to worship our Savior together, and to be part of a community of believers.

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Sketch of church with columns and steeple

The Romance of a Church Building

There is romance in building a bridge, a factory… a school, anything which develops community…. But the romance of building a church is greater still. Now these various fabrics have been fashioned into a shrine beneath whose high and hospitable roof
man engage in the highest act of which men are capable, communion with the infinite and eternal Creator Spirit whom our spirits are akin.

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Parish in front of church

List of Firsts

The Woman’s Missionary Society First BaptismsCordelia Ann Salter and Ann Cora Cornwall, infant granddaughters of Dr. and Mrs. Salter, were baptized on May 5, 1925

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Eve Respess and Marcia Gaddis discuss the beginnings of the Peachtree Road Storybook project and the privilege and process of collecting 100 years of stories at PRUMC.

Opening the Storybook

Eve Respess and Marcia Gaddis discuss the beginnings of the Peachtree Road Storybook project and the privilege and process of collecting 100 years of stories at PRUMC.

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Choir loft of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

Our Story

Sitting in the choir loft one Sunday I was mesmerized by the sunlight shining through the stained-glass windows. An artist’s pallet of colors — blues, greens, reds, and yellows illuminating various congregation members.

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