Dear Mars Hill family,
Several months ago, we announced our intention to purchase a wonderful vintage church building in downtown Tacoma, with plans to plant the 15th Mars Hill church, this one under the leadership of Pastor Bubba Jennings. Today, it is an honor and privilege to announce that we have closed on the sale of the First Congregational Church in Tacoma, Washington.
At Mars Hill, our mission is to make disciples and to plant churches, and as such, there are not many things in this life that bring me greater joy than seeing this church get off the ground. In September, we held a vision night at the new church. That evening was attended by 500 people who heard from Pastor Bubba, Pastor Mark, and the executive elders on our plans for Mars Hill Tacoma and the fundraising needed to retrofit the building in order to make it our home. It was a truly magical night. (The News Tribune also wrote a story about that night.)
Starting immediately, we will begin fundraising for remodel and repair work that needs to be done throughout the building before we can officially move in. Our goal is to begin holding services at the new building in the fall of 2013.
If you live in the Tacoma area, then this is a particularly exciting time for you. If you are part of the Mars Hill family, please join me in celebrating what God is doing through our church. If you are not yet part of the family, we’d love for you to come and see what it’s all about.