Jesus is sad that he never got his Festival.
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  • Jesus is sad that he never got his Festival.

Warren Throckmorton says Mars Hill Church raised an extra $2 million from its members at the end of 2013 to fund a list of endeavors. Here's one of the items on the list:


In the summer of 2014, Mars Hill will be hosting an evangelistic, outdoor outreach, aptly titled The Jesus Festival, at Marymoor Park in Seattle. This will be a family friendly event with activities for the kids, music, and amazing gospel preachers. This will be a great opportunity for outreach in the community and to build unity among the Bible-teaching churches in the Seattle area.

According to the church's promises, the Jesus Festival was supposed to be free and open to the public on August 22—this Friday. It's not happening—the Mars Hill URL that ends with "save-the-date-for-the-jesus-festival" now leads to a 404 page—but the church apparently never publicly announced the cancelation of the Jesus Festival.

On his blog, Throckmorton lists all the promises Mars Hill made for that extra two million dollars and tries to figure out what happened to them. If I donated to Mars Hill, I'd be pretty upset about all these unmet promises.