peachtree road storybook

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

For the next three months, the Storybook will highlight the history of areas in which members serve their church. Organized as guilds, these groups work together to care for their worship space as well as serve their fellow church members.

February – Usher Service, Acolyte Guild, Sanctuary Guild, Funeral Guild
March – Altar Guild, Needlepoint Guild
April – Flower Guild

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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