FLINT (WJRT) (09/03/18) -- Woodside Church in Flint has found a new permanent home. Pastor Deborah Conrad says last Friday, the church closed on the sale of the former Carriage Town Antique Center off Garland Street in downtown Flint.
"We heard a rumor that Carriage Town Antiques was going out of business," Conrad said.
That rumor turned out to be true.
"Great location. It's connected to a whole lot of aspects of Flint."
Conrad says it's hard to believe it's been almost a year since their Court Street location was sold to Mott Community College. But she, along with the congregation know, sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for.
"We felt like we were in an iconic Flint building, the one on east Court Street. And so here we are in an iconic Flint building again --this art deco, long time tire store and most recently the antique center and the deli."
Conrad says the building's artistic and industrial character are exactly what they're looking for; also, it's functionality.
"Woodside's really involved in public issues and demonstrations, and so we've got great visibility here to do some things that we hope will make a difference," she said.
A number of church related events over the next few months will take place at the new location while renovations get underway inside.
The congregation hopes to be settled in permanently sometime next Spring.