Saturday, November 21, 2009

Church sells Tiffany window to help the homeless







The stained glass window depicts St. John the Divine and was created by the Tiffany Studios. It was installed in the church in 1896.


Proceeds from the sale of a Tiffany stained glass window will be used to repair a church's leaking roof so it can continue to host a winter shelter for people who need a place to sleep and a warm meal.

Members of First Baptist Church in Brattleboro, Vermont, voted by a 4-to-1 margin to sell the historic stained glass window. While the decision was heartbreaking for many of the church members, it served to emphasize the sacrifices they are willing to make to lend a helping hand to those in their community, said Rev. Susan Andrews.

An antique dealer who specializes in stained glass estimates the window could fetch anywhere between $40,000 and $60,000 at auction.

Read the Brattleboro Reformer report here.

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