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11920 Northeast 80th Street
Kirkland, WA, 98033

425-298-4973

We are a Jesus-focused, inclusive community of faith that strives to live as Jesus lived in real, everyday ways. Come Thrive Go. Salt House is a Church on Seattle's Eastside located in Kirkland, Washington. 

Location: 11920 NE 80th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033.

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STAR WARS SUNDAY!
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

STAR WARS SUNDAY!

Join us on Sunday, May 6 for STAR WARS SUNDAY! We welcome guest preacher (and Salt House resident Star Wars Expert) Tim Clemensen. And stick around for our community meal afterward!

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Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

 

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First Communion Class #1
May
6
11:15 AM11:15

First Communion Class #1

WHAT IS HOLY COMMUNION?


Holy Communion is considered one of the two sacraments in the Lutheran (ELCA) church (Baptism is the other).  This means that we believe that something happens, that God is present in a wonderful way in the everyday things of bread and wine/juice.

No one ever fully understands the mystery of Jesus’ presence in this meal, but 1st grade is an engaging age to have a conversation about it. (Knowing that some kids will join in the conversation when they're older for various reasons).

We call it “First Communion,” regardless of whether your child has had communion or not. It can be a first, or an explanation and conversation of what has already happened.

The structure of our First Communion experience is to have two classes (with intentional at-home conversations for families in-between the two).  The experience culminates on a Sunday morning set aside as the First Communion Sunday, where our whole Salt House community celebrates this important faith milestone in the lives of our children.

If you have a child who would like to participate in First Communion, please email us with answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have a 1st grader (or older) who would like to participate in our First Communion class? Please include their name and age.
  • If yes, do these dates work for you family?  
    • 1st Class: May 6th, 11:30-1pm
    • 2nd Class: May 20th, 11:30-1pm
    • First Communion Sunday: June 3rd during worship

We continue to sculpt the experience of First Communion, recognizing that we all come from various backgrounds. Please let Rachel or Pastor Sara know of any questions, concerns, or ideas – we’re open to meeting you and your family in a way that is meaningful.

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Worship at Salt House
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Worship + Potluck Meal
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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First Communion Class #2
May
20
11:15 AM11:15

First Communion Class #2

WHAT IS HOLY COMMUNION?

Holy Communion is considered one of the two sacraments in the Lutheran (ELCA) church (Baptism is the other).  This means that we believe that something happens, that God is present in a wonderful way in the everyday things of bread and wine/juice.

No one ever fully understands the mystery of Jesus’ presence in this meal, but 1st grade is an engaging age to have a conversation about it. (Knowing that some kids will join in the conversation when they're older for various reasons).

We call it “First Communion,” regardless of whether your child has had communion or not. It can be a first, or an explanation and conversation of what has already happened.

The structure of our First Communion experience is to have two classes (with intentional at-home conversations for families in-between the two).  The experience culminates on a Sunday morning set aside as the First Communion Sunday, where our whole Salt House community celebrates this important faith milestone in the lives of our children.

If you have a child who would like to participate in First Communion, please email us with answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have a 1st grader (or older) who would like to participate in our First Communion class? Please include their name and age.
  • If yes, do these dates work for you family?  
    • 1st Class: May 6th, 11:30-1pm
    • 2nd Class: May 20th, 11:30-1pm
    • First Communion Sunday: June 3rd during worship

We continue to sculpt the experience of First Communion, recognizing that we all come from various backgrounds. Please let Rachel or Pastor Sara know of any questions, concerns, or ideas – we’re open to meeting you and your family in a way that is meaningful.

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Salt House Families Gathering
Jun
2
5:30 PM17:30

Salt House Families Gathering

At Salt House, one of the things we do on a regular basis is gather families with young(ish) kids together someone's home for a time of connection and food (potluck style).  We'd like you to know you're invited to jump in as we are gathering on Saturday, June 2 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (ish) at Cory and Stephanie Cuthbertson's home in Bellevue (address provided upon RSVP to rachelh@salthousechurch.org)

If you're joining the gathering for first time it usually goes like this: We eat all together (usually the kids eat first) in a bit of chaos! Then we send the kids off to the basement or another space with a couple of sitters, while the parents have an hour to eat, talk about what's happening in our lives, what we're experiencing in our faith, and pray together. 

These gatherings are very social, but also spiritually rich with conversations that open us up to the reality of what it means to people who are aiming to raise our kids in faith. It's just really, really good.

Oh, and we usually all chip in to cover the cost of the sitters (About $10 per family).

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First Communion Celebration
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

First Communion Celebration

Join us for the First Communion Celebration during worship on June 3, 2018

WHAT IS HOLY COMMUNION?

Holy Communion is considered one of the two sacraments in the Lutheran (ELCA) church (Baptism is the other).  This means that we believe that something happens, that God is present in a wonderful way in the everyday things of bread and wine/juice.

No one ever fully understands the mystery of Jesus’ presence in this meal, but 1st grade is an engaging age to have a conversation about it. (Knowing that some kids will join in the conversation when they're older for various reasons).

We call it “First Communion,” regardless of whether your child has had communion or not. It can be a first, or an explanation and conversation of what has already happened.

The structure of our First Communion experience is to have two classes (with intentional at-home conversations for families in-between the two).  The experience culminates on a Sunday morning set aside as the First Communion Sunday, where our whole Salt House community celebrates this important faith milestone in the lives of our children.

If you have a child who would like to participate in First Communion, please email us with answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have a 1st grader (or older) who would like to participate in our First Communion class? Please include their name and age.
  • If yes, do these dates work for you family?  
    • 1st Class: May 6th, 11:30-1pm
    • 2nd Class: May 20th, 11:30-1pm
    • First Communion Sunday: June 3rd during worship

We continue to sculpt the experience of First Communion, recognizing that we all come from various backgrounds. Please let Rachel or Pastor Sara know of any questions, concerns, or ideas – we’re open to meeting you and your family in a way that is meaningful.

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Worship at Salt House
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Middle School Meet Up
Apr
15
11:30 AM11:30

Middle School Meet Up

The Middle School Meet Up will be on Sunday, April 15th at 11:30am (directly after church).  We will be meeting at Pagliacci Pizza for lunch and games.  The restaurant is right down the road from church. The address is 13005 NE 70th Place, Kirkland. If you’re unable to drive, let me know and I can carpool kids there.  Plan on us meeting for about an hour. Please RSVP to Rachel.

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COMMUNITY FORUM - Salt House Constitution & Bylaws
Apr
15
11:15 AM11:15

COMMUNITY FORUM - Salt House Constitution & Bylaws

You're invited to a COMMUNITY FORUM on the Salt House Constitution and Bylaws after worship on Sunday, April 15. The Constitution Team will lead a discussion on the current progress, the proposed changes, and desired outcomes. This is a great opportunity to ask ALL THE QUESTIONS you have related to the formation of our governing documents.

READ THE MOST CURRENT DRAFT OF THE SALT HOUSE CONSTITUTION HERE.

 

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Worship + Potluck Meal
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Worship at Salt House
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Easter Sunday at Salt House
Apr
1
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Sunday at Salt House

Easter

Join us on Easter Sunday at Salt House. Things kick off at 10am with our Easter morning service followed by brunch and an 11:15am Easter Egg Hunt.

At Salt House, we have a casual, authentic, and interactive approach to worship and life together that centers on embodying Jesus’ example. Our core practices include:

  ● Being change(d)  
  ● Engaging in the needs of homelessness
  ● Eating together
  ● Generosity
  ● Listening for God
  ● Radical welcome of ALL people
  ● Sharing our stories

So, how does the 2000-year-old Easter story of Jesus’ death and resurrection get told and understood within these practices and approach to life? Join us on Easter Sunday to find out. And you’d better believe there will be a few surp(rise)s.

HERE IS SOME MORE GOOD SALT HOUSE INFO:

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Good Friday
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Good Friday

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Join us at Salt House for a Good Friday experience starting at 9:00pm. We'll observe the final days of Jesus' earthly life through scripture, song, and experience together. The evening begins with appetizers and conversation and ends at the cross. 

This service will be flavored with the journey we've been on at Salt House of Falling Upward. The Jesus-story invites us to see how the catalyst of transformation that moves us upward actually begins in letting go, falling to the ground, being buried, dying. That’s how growth happens. To be like seeds. The journey up actually begins by moving down.

Good Friday is the culmination of our Lenten Journey, but it's not the end of the story. Join us for Easter worship on Sunday, April 1 at 10:00am

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SPRING CLEANUP
Mar
25
11:30 AM11:30

SPRING CLEANUP

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Join us this Sunday for our SPRING CLEANUP WORK DAY. Please take a moment to sign-up and let us know if you can help -- even if for only a short time following worship. Thank you!

Snacks will be provided. For the kids, we'll have the option of a kid-friendly movie in the sanctuary. OR, we’ll also have clean-up jobs that are kid appropriate should you want your kiddos to be engaged in learning what it means to care for this amazing space God’s given us!

Here's a very brief overview of the work we'll be doing:

INSIDE: Kitchen cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, paint touchup, lightbulb replacements, basic hardware installs, etc.

OUTSIDE: Weeding, debris cleaning, playground cleanup, moving bark to beds, pressure washing, windows 

NEEDS: pressure washer, ladders, vacuums, wall patch stuff, magic erasers, buckets, soapy water, wheel barrows, shovels.

 

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Worship at Salt House
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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COMMUNITY FORUM - Salt House Constitution & Bylaws
Mar
18
11:15 AM11:15

COMMUNITY FORUM - Salt House Constitution & Bylaws

You're invited to a COMMUNITY FORUM on the Salt House Constitution and Bylaws after worship on Sunday, March 18. The Constitution Team will lead a discussion on the current progress, the proposed changes, and desired outcomes. This is a great opportunity to ask ALL THE QUESTIONS you have related to the formation of our governing documents.

 

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Worship + Potluck Meal
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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NBDC Girl Scouts Cookie Sale
Mar
15
4:30 PM16:30

NBDC Girl Scouts Cookie Sale

The New Bethlehem Girl Scout Troop! 

The girls are planning a cookie booth on Thursday March 15th from 4:30 to 5:15pm in the Salt House parking lot. 

With a St Patrick's Day theme, the cookie sale will be right in front of Salt House Church. They are only doing one cookie sale and we would really appreciate your support! Please stop by, say hello, and consider buying or donating cookies from the girls. The girls are hoping to earn enough to do a special event, like an overnight adventure at the zoo.

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Worship at Salt House
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Middle School Go Night
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Middle School Go Night

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  • Google Calendar ICS

The Middle School Go! Night is on March 9th. Some highlights of this Up-All-Night Event include Go Karts, Laser Tag, Arcade, Roller Skating, Bowling, Movie, Late night pizza, and MORE! It starts at 7pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.  The cost is $35/child and I can chaperone up to 7 kids.  I do not want cost to prevent any kid from participating, so please let me know if this is an issue for you and we can work on it together.

Registration for this event ends on February 28th.  Send an email to Rachel if you are interested!

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Safe Haven Training
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Safe Haven Training

Safe Haven Training on Monday, March 4, 2018 at 11:00am at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.

Here at Salt House, we value the personhood of everyone who walks through our doors. We must also be intentional in making our faith community safe. Our congregation cannot ignore this reality. In God’s love, we must respond with direct, positive, and preventative actions to build and sustain our congregation as a safe place for all children, youth and adults. We do this through Safe Haven Training, a program supported through our parent congregation, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. 

Creating a Safe Haven community at Salt House includes:

  • A screening process to assure that all persons working with children and/or vulnerable adults can provide a healthy and safe place. 
  • A training component to build awareness and provide skills that help us be sensitive and alert to abusive situations and an appropriate loving response.
  • An expectation that all those who provide care for those under 18 and vulnerable adults will undergo training once every three years. 

All adults working with our children and youth programs need to attend the training one time. Safe Haven training is conducted throughout the year so all have a chance to attend prior to working with our Salt House Kids programs. The times for 2017-18 include the following:

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 12:15pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
  • Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 11:00am at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:30pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church

Watch for additional dates at Salt House as our congregation grows.  
Childcare is available, but must be arranged two weeks in advance of each session.

RESOURCES (FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT LUTHERAN WEBSITE)

First time volunteers
Please complete and return to the church office the volunteer application and the CHIS application

Previous volunteers
Please complete and return to the church office the renewal application and the CHIS application. All volunteers must complete a background check every year.

Current Volunteers
If you need them, you may download the Two Adult Exception Report or the Incident Report and return them to the church office.

For questions or more information, please contact the church office.

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Worship + Community Meal
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Community Meal

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Middle School Meet Up
Feb
25
11:30 AM11:30

Middle School Meet Up

The first Middle School Meet Up will be on Sunday, February 25th at 11:30pm (directly after church).  We will be meeting at Pagliacci Pizza for lunch and games.  The restaurant is right down the road from church. The address is 13005 NE 70th Place, Kirkland. If you’re unable to drive, let me know and I can carpool kids there.  Plan on us meeting for about an hour. Please RSVP to Rachel.

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Worship at Salt House
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Worship + Potluck Meal
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Ash Wednesday
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday

Join us on Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00pm for our Ash Wednesday service. Ash Wednesday kicks off the season of Lent, a season of journeying with Jesus to the cross.

During Lent, we will engage in asking questions about suffering, mortality, pain, and what it means to live fully in the midst of uncertainty and the inevitability of death.

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During the season of Lent, we will be reading a devotional book together called Pauses for Lent; a beautifully minimalist book that focuses on one word for each day of Lent. You are invited to pause, focus on the word, read a scripture and a brief meditation related to the word, and then offer a prayer. Pausing in this way will help you carve out time for God and refresh your spirit even in the midst of a busy life. 

Copies of the book are available at Salt House on Sunday mornings. $7.00 per copy.

 

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Alpha Course - Week 6
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Alpha Course - Week 6

Want to jump in? The location varies each week. Email us at info@salthousechurch.org for up to date info on the location of the Alpha Course.

Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in an open, informal, friendly environment. The Alpha Course meets once a week for 6 weeks, with each week focusing on a different question. Each Alpha session follows the same format; we begin with a meal, followed by a video and table discussion. Everyone and every viewpoint is welcome- no background knowledge of (or belief in) Christianity is assumed. At Alpha there is no pressure, no follow-up, and no charge.

You’re invited to explore! Is there more to life than this? Is there a God? Why am I here? Where am I going? No question is out of bounds. No question is considered hostile or too simple to be considered.

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Worship at Salt House
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Worship at Salt House is designed to be an experiment; trial and error, full of the sacred and flavored with sometimes silly things that happen when make human plans in an effort to engage with the divine. We are not perfect people and we worship in imperfect ways, but we want to trust in God's leading.  

Here are some things you can expect when you come to worship at Salt House:

Singing // Music helps us orient ourselves.  Learn as you go + sing as you feel comfortable. We use modern music and practices informed by the church's historical and liturgical traditions.

Teaching // We teach through an interactive time of engaging the countless intersections between the Bible + Jesus + our lives + our world.

Reflection + Response // A quiet moment with music, prayer, listening to God + choosing a response for now or the week to come.

Communion // As Jesus showed us, we take bread + dip it in wine to remember God’s generosity and presence with + in us.

Salt House Kids // We have childcare available during worship for kids from birth to 8 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. 

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Salt House Families Gathering
Feb
10
5:30 PM17:30

Salt House Families Gathering

At Salt House, one of the things we do on a regular basis is gather families with young(ish) kids together someone's home for a time of connection and food (potluck style).  We'd like you to know you're invited to jump in as we are gathering on Saturday, February 10th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (ish) at Jill and Bob Benoit’s home in Kirkland (Address provided upon RSVP to rachelh@salthousechurch.org)

Jill and Bob will be providing a wonderful meal of chicken tortilla soup (adults) and quesadillas (kids).  You are invited to bring side dish, salad or dessert!

If you're joining the gathering for first time it usually goes like this: We eat all together (usually the kids eat first) in a bit of chaos! Then we send the kids off to the basement or another space with a couple of sitters, while the parents have an hour to eat, talk about what's happening in our lives, what we're experiencing in our faith, and pray together. 

These gatherings are very social, but also spiritually rich with conversations that open us up to the reality of what it means to people who are aiming to raise our kids in faith. It's just really, really good.

Oh, and we usually all chip in to cover the cost of the sitters (About $10 per family).

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Book Study (Session 3 of 3): The Naked Now
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Book Study (Session 3 of 3): The Naked Now

Gila Fein and Heather Preston will host a book study for the Epiphany season.  

Let us know if you're interested

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The Book: "The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See" by Richard Rohr (it will be a nice transition piece between our "Christmas Presence" themes and our six-month focus in the new year).

When: Every-other Friday.
            Jan.12,  Jan. 26 and Feb. 9th from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Where: At Heather & Gila's home

Info: This is a chance to further explore themes of being present, grounded in the life and practices of Jesus.  Also a chance to connect with others in the dark, cold month of January! Folks can come for one or for all evenings.  Not all the reading needs to be done each time - read what you can and bring your "one thing" that you want to talk about (that was interesting, disturbing, inspiring, want to explore, etc). The book has three parts (aligns with the three Fridays).

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Community Night - Valentine Crafts
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Community Night - Valentine Crafts

Community Valentine's Craft Night with NBDC on February 8th, 6:30pm

Bring your kids and bring their Valentines -- we will all work on them together! We'll celebrate the holiday with crafts and a little Valentine's treat.

If you're able, please consider bringing extra Valentine's to share with the kids from the NBDC.

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