Some weeks ago, The News Tribune ran a series of stories about the inhospitable treatment Mars Hill Church has received here in Tacoma. Activists who opposed the church’s view on gay marriage protested Mars Hill’s planned fundraising dinner. Dinner was canceled and the local restaurant hosting them withdrew the usage of its facility.
We, the people of Life Center, believe this was a poor welcome to our community. Whatever our differences, the people of the 253 strive to be polite, civil and friendly to each other. In view of theses events we offered to host our own fundraising spaghetti dinner.
The response has been overwhelming. People seem amazed that one faith community would try to lead the 253 in welcoming another faith community.
It’s been surprising to me how surprised people are that we’re hosting a dinner for Mars Hill. In the spirit of hospitality please join me from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday for a spaghetti dinner at Life Center in our lower gym. For more information read our blog at blog.lifecentertacoma.com.
(Curry is pastor of Life Center Church.)