Woodside Church celebrates Resurrection, rebirth in new temporary location
FLINT, Mich. --This Resurrection Sunday was a special one for Woodside Church as they celebrated a rebirth of their own--walking away from an old space, and learning to embrace a new beginning.
Easter Sunday was first service in Woodside Church's new temporary home.
Pastor Deborah Conrad says it was no coincidence.
"We knew a long time ago that our last service in that building would be Good Friday the death of Jesus and our first service in the new place would be Easter Sunday.”
The church is moving from its old Court Street location, which was sold to Mott College.
It hopes to move to a new site in six months, but for now Court Street Village in Flint is its new home.
And although many parishioners say the move to a new location is bittersweet, they've embraced the change, even welcoming some new members.
Woodside Church is known for pushing social justice and advocacy, and despite the change in location, the church's mission remains the same.
"What Woodside loves is working on transformational outreach in the community."
Their current push: to raise the age a juvenile is charged as an adult; and as the work continues, so does the journey to a new home.