Here's a story that gives a new meaning to the word "converting." A former extrusion factory in Hudson, Ohio, is now a church, according to the Hudson Hub Times. In the early 1960s, the Specialty Plastics plant made Hula Hoops for Wham-O Inc., according to the story. But the factory closed a few years ago. The River of Life Community Church bought the former plant and machine shop in 2003, and set about converting it into a 300-seat church. The congregation took about three years to plan the renovation, and then completed construction in about nine months. A dedication is scheduled for this Sunday, May 17. "Our message is reflected in what we've done in the building. God takes people, whatever state they are in, and transforms them to become what God has designed them to be," the Rev. Joseph Daltorio told the Hudson Hub Times. It's interesting to see this sort of use for an old plastics factory. And it will be nice that prayers originating from the plant will no longer be focused on the price of polyethylene.
Ohio congregation turns extrusion plant into a church
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