Records, 1964-1972.


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CITATION: St. Luke United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, RG 036, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. 

Historical Note

St. Luke United Methodist Church began in late 1892 as an Atlanta missionary effort of the North Georgia Conference.  Services and Sunday school were initially held in the pastor’s residence at No. 67 Powell Street.  As the church grew meetings were held at a rented facility at No. 74 South Boulevard.  After several months, Rev. E. M. Stanton procured land for a church building.  On May 14, 1893, the church was officially organized.  Its building was located at Powell St. and Berean Avenue. until 1923 when a new building was erected at 143 Pearl Street. S.E.

In 1974, St. Luke was declared abandoned due to a lack of both funds and an active congregation.  The church property was then leased to the City of Atlanta.  A study was conducted in 1976 to see if it was feasible to repair and reopen the church.  In 1982, the church property was put up for sale with proceeds from the sale to return to the North Georgia Conference. 
St. Luke church history, Box 25 Folder 17, United Methodist Church (U.S.) North Georgia Conference Local church histories, MSS 028, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Lawrence, Harold. Changes in charge lines: North Georgia Conference, 1913-1996. Milledgeville, Ga.: Boyd Publishing Company, 1997.

Scope and Content Note

The organization records consist of a church register, three bound treasurer’s records, and quarterly conference reports for 1964 to 1971.  The bulk of the records are quarterly conference reports.  These include reports from the treasurer and trustees in addition to reports of the various offices and committees within the church.  The church register covers births, deaths, baptisms, weddings, and funerals.  The treasurer’s records provide a fairly detailed look at the church’s budget, billing and payment procedures, as well as noting giving. 

Box/Folder     Description                             Date

               Membership records
1/1              Church register 1967-1972
1/2              Church register - loose material 1967-1972

Quarterly conference records
1/3              Conference reports 1970-1971
1/4              Conference reports 1969
1/5              Conference reports 1968
1/6              Conference reports 1967
1/7              Conference reports 1966
1/8 Conference reports 1965
1/9 Report of the treasurer 1965-1970
1/10 Report of the trustees 1964-1969

Treasurer's records
1/11 Treasurer's records 1968-1969
1/12 Treasurer's records - loose material 1968-1969
1/13 Treasurer's records 1966 Apr - 1967
1/14 Treasurer's records 1964 Jun - 1966 Mar
1/15 Treasurer's records - loose material 1964 Jun - 1966 Mar

Last Modified: 07/24/2003