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Mars Hill Church Downtown Seattle announces that it will be relocating to the Daniels Recital Hall in the heart of the city. The Hall, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Marion Street, was built at the turn of the 20th century by the First United Methodist Church, Seattle's first church and the congregation of Seattle’s founding families: the Dennys, Bells, Borens, and Terrys. Mars Hill has signed a lease for the historic building, with plans to begin holding services there this fall.
The Downtown Seattle church, one of Mars Hill’s 14 locations, opened its doors in 2008 in the former building of the notorious Tabella nightclub. Four years later, the church has outgrown that space on Western Avenue, currently holding five weekend services (the most per week of any Mars Hill church) and seeing 1,500 attendees weekly. The Daniels Hall will more than double the seating capacity per service of the current Belltown space, which will allow the church to reach and serve more people in the community.
“We believe that we are called to serve our city, love our neighbors, and be as active as possible so people see good works and give glory to our Father who is in heaven,” says Mark Driscoll, preaching pastor at Mars Hill Church, making a reference to Jesus’ command in Matthew 5:16 from the famous Sermon on the Mount. “We are looking forward to having a building that allows the Downtown Seattle church body so much room to grow. We hope to fill it with people who love Jesus and love Seattle.”
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