What is happening: After more than a decade of vacancy, the historic building of the United Methodist Church of Webberville has once again opened its doors. The nearly 150-year-old building was turned into a showcase (and craft museum) by the Fuller family, longtime Webberville residents. Open since Tuesday August 9th, a grand opening celebration is planned for Summit St. Shop on Saturday August 13th.

What it is: Summit Street Shop is a gift shop that sells fabrics, fashion for adults and children, gifts and decoration. Owner-operator Jordan Fuller is passionate about crafting, she says, so expect crafting materials as well. Jordan is so big into crafting, in fact, that she originally bought the building five years ago to turn it into a crafting retirement home – where people can rent the building to stay and focus on crafts for days at a time – but pivoted to a gift shop once COVID-19 hit.

What it was: The Old Methodist Church was originally built in 1880. The founding congregation formed in 1877 and practiced their faith there until 2008 when they moved to a brand new building on the other side of town. The Fullers purchased the church building five years ago.

Renovating the building took about a year, but the church left it in such good shape that it didn’t require a complete overhaul. The stained glass remains in immaculate condition, Jordan says. In a nod to the building’s history, the Fullers have used one of the rooms as a small museum, with more than a century of church-related photos and artifacts on display.

Party: A grand opening party is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, with 15% off storewide, giveaways, and more.

Hometown Pride: “I wanted to fill this space with something to bless the neighborhood and the city. Growing up here and going to high school, many people say they can’t wait to leave this small town. And I say to myself, I am here to stay. I raise my children here,” says Jordan. “And now I’m a business owner.”

Summit Street Shop is located at 205 N. Summit St. in Webberville.