The sale of the historic First Congregational Church in Tacoma to Mars Hill Church is final.
Mars Hill’s purchase of the building near Wright Park for $1.9 million closed Nov. 30. Mars Hill is raising $1.5 million to renovate the building as the site of Mars Hill Tacoma, the 15th location for the Seattle-based megachurch. It hopes to start having services in the church at Division Avenue and South J Street in fall 2013.
First Congregational Church continued its weekly worship Sunday in the Knights of Pythias building at 924 Broadway. The church is in talks with three Tacoma congregations to buy one of their churches. In one case, First Congregational would be a co-owner.