Kindle Reader© Aislin, The Montreal Gazette

Century Marks

Through a glass: Selling off assets to make ends meet is not new for churches. But two separate congregations planning to sell their Tiffany windows caught the attention of national media. St. John’s Episcopal in Elizabeth, New Jersey, agreed to sell three Tiffany windows to a collector, and the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro, Vermont, agreed to seek bids for its nearly 100-year-old window picturing St. John the Divine. First Baptist planned to sell the window to continue funding a much-in-demand homeless shelter in their church. “This Tiffany window—as beautiful as it is—is [just] a material thing,” said the pastor at First Baptist. After First Baptist’s story aired on ABC News, pledges came in that appear to have saved the window for the congregation (AP).

 

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