Middle Grove Christian Church Auction

Middle Grove Cemetery

September 16, 2023
@ 11:00 am

September 16, 2023 | 11:00 am 1:00 pm
Middle Grove Cemetery



Directions: From Madison, head South on Hwy 151 for approx. 5.8 miles to Hwy M. Turn right onto Hwy M and drive 3.2 miles. The sale will be on your right.    (Watch for signs!) From Moberly at the Hwy 63/Hwy M overpass/intersection, head East on Hwy M for 8.1 miles. The sale will be on your left.      (Watch for signs!)

Auctioneer’s Note: We will be selling the Middle Grove Christian Church, Established in 1843-2022. This church has been a pivotal part of the Middle Grove community for 179 years and will be greatly missed. As a Middle Grove native and alumni, I am honored and sadden to conduct this auction as I have many rich memories in the church. There will be a 5% buyer’s premium added to the real-estate and personal property. All proceeds of the sale and buyer’s premium will be added to the cemetery fund. If you’d like to make additional donations to the cemetery fund, please make those donations payable to “Middle Grove Christian Church Cemetery”.

Auction Terms: A 5% Buyers premium added to all sales, the premium is the churches last fundraiser to benefit the cemetery fund. Not responsible for accidents or theft.  Additions and deletions may occur.  Announcements on day of sale take precedence over all advertisements.  Payment due on day of sale in the form of cash, good check or credit card w/convenience fee.

Real Estate Terms & Conditions: Property will sell by confirmation of seller on site. 10% non-refundable earnest down payment & a 5% buyer’s premium due on day of auction in the form of personal check, business check or cashier’s check upon signing a purchase agreement immediately following the close of bidding. Since earnest money is non-refundable, MAKE SURE YOUR FINANCING IS IN ORDER. Real Estate is sold on an as is/where is basis and without warranty.  Any boundary lines drawn on pictures or maps are  approximate and not binding.  Bidding is not contingent upon financing, inspection, or appraisal. All announcements made on the day of auction take precedence over all written advertisements. Closing will be within 30 days of the sale date at Monroe County Abstract in Paris, MO.


This property consists of 1.5+ acres of land. The church’s sanctuary measures 36’x45’, vestibule w/storage, baptistry, 2 bathrooms and a 26’x36’ addition w/kitchen area. The church has a 4-Ton 92% efficient central air and heating unit added in 2004. There is a 20’ ingress/egress easement running down the West side of property for cemetery access. This would be a great opportunity for a new church plant, community center or business front. We will be selling the propane tank directly after the real-estate incase the new owners would like to buy it. There will be a 5% buyers premium added to the real-estate and personal property. All proceeds of the sale and buyer’s premium will be added to the cemetery fund.  Viewing by appointment only!

Local Collectables & Church Furniture

-Large church bell (#24 Yoke School Bell)

-Bicentennial marble bench “Middle Grove, Missouri Monroe County 1817-1976”

-(16) 12’ oak pews (oak bottom)

-(1) 6’ oak pew

-10’ wood ladder

-oak attendance board

-(3) oak captain’s chairs

-“In Remembrance of Me” oak alter table

-oak pulpit

-old piano

-pine crib for nativity

-pine Sunday school stand (built by Russel Pulis)

-Out-House (if it holds together)


Appliances & Electronics

-Maytag refrigerator

-Yamaha 220W mixer w/12” Yamaha speaker

-Sure Wireless speaker & receiver

-window AC unit

-Honeywell baseboard 1000w-1500w heater

-oscillating desk fan

-Kenmore & Bissel vacuums

-Magic Chef microwave

-500 gal propane tank


Kitchenware & Small Antiques

-white Stoneware plates & bowls

-Jadeite creamer

-lead crystal toothpick holder

-(20) Fire-King coffee mugs

-raised letter Anchor Hocking mixing cup

-glass communion glasses

-large punch bowl set

-(2) red & white enamel pans

-misc serving & mixing bowls

-Hamilton Beach 18qt roaster

-olive green divided dishes & (9) tumblers

-(2) coffee pots

-(4) aluminum pitchers

-(2) Pyrex measuring cups

-misc decorative metal serving trays

-(2) sets of silverware

-multiple local vintage hand fans

-vintage Singer sewing machine

-vintage Fleetwood sewing machine

-vintage plastic butter dishes


Misc. Church items & Decor

-Last Supper picture w/Victorian gold gilded frame

-large picture of Christ

-maps w/stand of ancient Mesopotamia & Israel

-American & Christian flags w/stands

-(2) candelabras

-(26) “Favorite Hymns of Praise” hymnals

-older Christian books & tapes

-entry rugs

-large cork board

-chalk board

-(2) large metal cabinets

-(2) card tables

-VBS and craft items

-misc fall & Christmas décor

-Graco pack n play

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