Last night, for the second year in a row, Mars Hill Church members gathered at Alki for a celebration including water baptisms in ever-chilly Puget Sound. But this year’s event had none of the showiness and spectacle of last year’s “Hallelujahpalooza” (WSB coverage here) — not terribly surprising, considering the church made a point, in advance, of saying this was mainly for its West Seattle branch, not a citywide bash. Indeed, instead of MH network-wide leader Mark Driscoll, the Alki event was run this time around by WS pastor Adam Sinnett – more video ahead:
The baptisms were held in conjunction with a church barbecue at the beach. Sinnett, by the way, told our videographer he reads WSB. Another major upcoming event for MH-West Seattle: They’ve got a delegation participating in the 9/13 West Seattle Gateway cleanup.