New Year Bash at Mars Hill

A swinging nightclub

In 2006 Mars Hill Church in Seattle was turned into a swinging nightclub to welcome in the New Year.

This advert appeared in Mars’ Hill Vox Pop issue 22

New Year’s Eve, Red Hot Bash:

featuring a 12 piece band, Bobby Medina and his Red hot band, playing swing, latin, world, pop & other varieties of music.

 After the 7 pm service on Sunday, December 31, 2006, Mars Hill Ballard Campus will transform into a swinging nightclub. Join the party and celebrate the New Year with desserts, beverages, live music, New York City’s countdown on the big screen, and a campaign toast at midnight.

 The Red Hot Bash starts at 9pm and is open to all of Mars Hill and the community. Guests must be sixteen or over. Children will not be permitted.   


So we see that Mars Hill church transformed itself into a swinging nightclub after the evening service. This is surely a clear example of mixing the holy and the profane. And why were under 16 not allowed to attend the party? What was happening in Mars Hill church that children should not see?

Scripture says: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the  pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever (1 John 2.15-17).  

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12.2).