The building that houses Grace Church PCA has become a of blend of old and new.
Built in Fremont decades ago, the structure at 109 E. Sixth St. once housed the former Woolworth’s store and later Dime Store Days antique shop.
Now the building is God’s house, where worshippers gather weekly in an area that combines history with the future. Grace, which is part of the Presbyterian Church in America denomination, formed in 2010. Worship services took place at Midland University, starting that fall.
It was a good beginning.
“Midland University was a great place to start and they were very gracious,” said the Rev. Kyle McClellan, pastor. “We’re really thankful for Midland. But when they closed 10th Street, it was great for Midland and terrible for us in terms of visibility and accessibility.”
The church, which wanted to locate downtown, bought the historical Sixth Street property in April 2012. The exact age of the 10,000-square-foot structure is uncertain.