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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Church For Sale On eBay

A church congregation plans to sell its vacant former church on eBay to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Bidding on the former North Meridian United Methodist Church will start at $1, the Rev. Randy Davis said. Bidding will begin Monday and end Oct. 27.

Davis is pastor of Redkey United Methodist Church, which was formed in December when members of North Meridian and Main Street United Methodist churches voted to combine.

The new congregation uses the larger Main Street building in the town of about 1,400 about 15 miles northeast of Muncie.

Church members recently voted to sell the old 7,000-square-foot church, furnishings and parking lot on the online auction site. They will donate the proceeds to hurricane relief through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

"I don't think many people have tried something like this," Davis said. "But we just thought this is the way to go. It'll widen the market for us."

Some of the old church's furnishings, including pews, will be auctioned separately.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

where is Muncie? Has anyone bid yet?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm from Europe and I'm looking for anabandoned church to renovate or for sale. Not the interior furnishing. Is this church for sale ?

Anonymous said...

me again, info taken from Indystar.com
REDKEY, Ind. -- A church congregation plans to sell their vacant former church on eBay to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Bidding on the former North Meridian United Methodist Church will start at $1, the Rev. Randy Davis said. Bidding will begin today and end Oct. 27.

A beautiful church. The kind of church I'm looking to implement a cultural project.

Anyone that has some updated news on this, or a similar church for sale/lease please forward message to "[email protected]"

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