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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.

EventsUpdate

WORK DAY!
Aug
22
9:00am 9:00am

WORK DAY!

Salt House and the New Bethlehem Day Center are the recipients of an amazing gift! Weidner, a local company in Kirkland, has scheduled with their employees to do a volunteer work day on our property which will benefit both the Salt House and NBDC communties! What an amazing gift!

You can be invloved by also volunteering your time with the work or spend the day extending hospitality to those who are working in our building and on the grounds that day.

Stay tuned for more details and ways you can get involved!

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Worship + Potluck
Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

Worship + Potluck

POTLUCK! Please bring something to share and enrich our meal time together after worship. Assignments are according to the first letter of your last name:

A-I: Baked Goods, biscuits, scones, etc.
J-Q: Fruits & Veggies, etc.
R-Z: Protein, eggs, bacon, etc.  


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 7 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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New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Training
Aug
27
12:30pm12:30pm

New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Training

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Attend an orientation. Volunteer orientations will be held routinely and we will post upcoming dates.

Complete the Volunteer Application at http://www.nbpshelter.org/volunteer

After an orientation has been attended and your forms have been completed, you will be directed to an online sign-up to choose your shifts.  

UPCOMING ORIENTATION DATES  

Orientations will be held on the last Sunday of every month at The New Bethlehem Day Center: 11920 NE 80TH ST, SUITE 100, Kirkland WA.

Phone: 425-679-0350

Please RSVP to volunteer@nbpshelter.org to register for an orientation.

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Worship + Brunch
Sep
3
10:00am10:00am

Worship + Brunch


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 7 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
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

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 7 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
Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Worship + Potluck

POTLUCK! Please bring something to share and enrich our meal time together after worship. Assignments are according to the first letter of your last name:

A-I: Protein, eggs, bacon, etc.  
J-Q: Baked Goods, biscuits, scones, etc.
R-Z: Fruits & Veggies, etc.


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 7 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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Copy of Worship at Salt House
Sep
24
10:00am10:00am

Copy of 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 7 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
Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

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 7 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
Aug
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Salt House Families Gathering

The monthly Salt House Famililes gathering is on Saturday, August 19 at 5:30pm. The Cuthbertson family is hosting! Please RSVP to Jason or Madeline before August 15. 


As families, we try to get together once a month in someone's home for a time of connection and food potluck style. We have a few families who have become regulars in the last few months (yay!) We want to extend the invitation for you to come and be a part of this time together!

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 two sitters, while the parents have an hour to eat, talk about what's happening in our lives, and pray.  We usually chip in to cover the cost of the sitters (About $10 per family)

 

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Worship at Salt House
Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

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 7 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 + Brunch
Aug
6
10:00am10:00am

Worship + Brunch

We'll be having a picnic-themed meal on August 6th. Bring your own blanket! (BYOB) Here's the menu:

Hoagies with turkey, ham & cheese, veggies, hummus, condiment bar, salads, fruit, chips, ice cream, and frozen bars for dessert.

If you'd like to lend a hand with this meal, please go to the sign up page HERE


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 7 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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New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Training
Jul
30
12:30pm12:30pm

New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Training

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Attend an orientation. Volunteer orientations will be held routinely and we will post upcoming dates.

Complete the Volunteer Application at http://www.nbpshelter.org/volunteer

After an orientation has been attended and your forms have been completed, you will be directed to an online sign-up to choose your shifts.  

UPCOMING ORIENTATION DATES  

Orientations will be held on the last Sunday of every month at The New Bethlehem Day Center: 11920 NE 80TH ST, SUITE 100, Kirkland WA.

Phone: 425-679-0350

Please RSVP to volunteer@nbpshelter.org to register for an orientation.

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Book Study (4 of 4)
Jul
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Study (4 of 4)

Thank you for your interest in our discussion group about Rob Bell’s new book “What Is the Bible, How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think And Feel About Everything”.

We're looking forward to getting started. Below are some details about the group.

We are planning to meet four times (every other Friday). At each meeting we'll talk about one section of the book:

June 16th: Section One
June 30th: Section Two
July 14th: Section Three
July 28th: Section Four

Meeting Time: 7pm - 9pm (or so)

Our intention is that this can be a time of informal discussion where all perspectives, thoughts and ideas are welcome and each person can choose to share as much or as little as they wish. It will be fun to see how the group evolves as we go along.

We’ve set this up as a potluck event to enjoy some food together. Please feel free to bring something you’d like to share. However, we also realize it's Friday night! If you're tired and want to simply show up, that's great too. We’ll have heavy appetizers and something to drink. Also, feel free to bring your own favorite beverage (wine or beer welcome).

We are looking forward to getting to know you (better) and sharing a lively discussion! 

You're welcome to come to any or all of the meetings. Also, please come whether you've completely read the entire selection or not. There should be plenty to talk about.

Please contact Salt House if you have any questions! info@salthousechurch.org

Gila & Heather

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Worship at Salt House
Jul
23
10:00am10:00am

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 7 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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Vacation Bible School & Day Camp
Jul
17
to Jul 21

Vacation Bible School & Day Camp

  • Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (map)
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Vacation Bible School and Day Camp
July 17-21, 2017

Each summer, our parent congregation Holy Spirit Lutheran Church hosts the gathering of the summer during Vacation Bible School & Day Camp! All kids ages 4 through 6th grade were invited to join us as we join FAITH SQUAD together. 

There are games, music, skits, stories, crafts, snacks, science experiments and much more! We hope to see you this summer!

Children ages 4 through entering 6th grade in September 2017 are invited to register. Registration forms are available here.

Vacation Bible School and Day Camp utilizes youth and adult volunteers.If you would like to volunteer, please complete the volunteer application form, which is online this year. 

If you have questions, please contact Becky.

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Worship + Potluck
Jul
16
10:00am10:00am

Worship + Potluck

POTLUCK! Please bring something to share and enrich our meal time together after worship. Assignments are according to the first letter of your last name:

A-I: Baked Goods, biscuits, scones, etc.
J-Q: Fruits & Veggies, etc.
R-Z: Protein, eggs, bacon, etc.  


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 7 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
Jul
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Salt House Families Gathering

As families, we try to get together once a month in someone's home for a time of connection and food potluck style. We have a few families who have become regulars in the last few months (yay!) We want to extend the invitation for you to come and be a part of this time together!

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 two sitters, while the parents have an hour to eat, talk about what's happening in our lives, and pray.  We usually chip in to cover the cost of the sitters (About $10 per family)

Our next meeting will be Saturday July 15.  We'll meet 5:30pm-8pm at the Cuthbertson home in Clyde Hill. Please RSVP to Madeline at madelineh@salthousechurch.org. Directions given as you RSVP

I will follow up with an email about the menu. Please RSVP by July 12 if you're planning to attend that would be amazing! I know everyone has busy lives so if you can't make it this month there will always be next month!

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Book Study (3 of 4)
Jul
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Study (3 of 4)

Thank you for your interest in our discussion group about Rob Bell’s new book “What Is the Bible, How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think And Feel About Everything”.

We're looking forward to getting started. Below are some details about the group.

We are planning to meet four times (every other Friday). At each meeting we'll talk about one section of the book:

June 16th: Section One
June 30th: Section Two
July 14th: Section Three
July 28th: Section Four

Meeting Time: 7pm - 9pm (or so)

Our intention is that this can be a time of informal discussion where all perspectives, thoughts and ideas are welcome and each person can choose to share as much or as little as they wish. It will be fun to see how the group evolves as we go along.

We’ve set this up as a potluck event to enjoy some food together. Please feel free to bring something you’d like to share. However, we also realize it's Friday night! If you're tired and want to simply show up, that's great too. We’ll have heavy appetizers and something to drink. Also, feel free to bring your own favorite beverage (wine or beer welcome).

We are looking forward to getting to know you (better) and sharing a lively discussion! 

You're welcome to come to any or all of the meetings. Also, please come whether you've completely read the entire selection or not. There should be plenty to talk about.

Please contact Salt House if you have any questions! info@salthousechurch.org

Gila & Heather

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Worship at Salt House
Jul
9
10:00am10:00am

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 7 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 + Brunch (BBQ)
Jul
2
10:00pm10:00pm

Worship + Brunch (BBQ)

Join us after worship for a superb summer BBQ meal with the New Bethlehem Day Center families.


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 7 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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Book Study (2 of 4)
Jun
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Study (2 of 4)

Thank you for your interest in our discussion group about Rob Bell’s new book “What Is the Bible, How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think And Feel About Everything”.

We're looking forward to getting started. Below are some details about the group.

We are planning to meet four times (every other Friday). At each meeting we'll talk about one section of the book:

June 16th: Section One
June 30th: Section Two
July 14th: Section Three
July 28th: Section Four

Meeting Time: 7pm - 9pm (or so)

Our intention is that this can be a time of informal discussion where all perspectives, thoughts and ideas are welcome and each person can choose to share as much or as little as they wish. It will be fun to see how the group evolves as we go along.

We’ve set this up as a potluck event to enjoy some food together. Please feel free to bring something you’d like to share. However, we also realize it's Friday night! If you're tired and want to simply show up, that's great too. We’ll have heavy appetizers and something to drink. Also, feel free to bring your own favorite beverage (wine or beer welcome).

We are looking forward to getting to know you (better) and sharing a lively discussion! 

You're welcome to come to any or all of the meetings. Also, please come whether you've completely read the entire selection or not. There should be plenty to talk about.

Please contact Salt House if you have any questions! info@salthousechurch.org

Gila & Heather

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Safe Haven Training
Jun
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Safe Haven Training

(This event was originally posted as happening on Tuesday, June 27th. Oops)

Safe Haven Training (read more about Safe Haven here)

At Salt House, our Safe Haven Policy guides adults as they interact with youth, children and vulnerable adults in church-related activities. Training is for all parents and volunteers at Salt House. This class takes place at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. It last about an hour and provides education and general procedures. 

Childcare is available (please confirm two weeks in advance).
Please RSVP by emailing info@salthousechurch.org.
Sign up in the lobby at Salt House.

 

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New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Training
Jun
25
12:30pm12:30pm

New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Training

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Attend an orientation. Volunteer orientations will be held routinely and we will post upcoming dates.

Complete the Volunteer Application at http://www.nbpshelter.org/volunteer

After an orientation has been attended and your forms have been completed, you will be directed to an online sign-up to choose your shifts.  

UPCOMING ORIENTATION DATES  

Orientations will be held on the last Sunday of every month at The New Bethlehem Day Center: 11920 NE 80TH ST, SUITE 100, Kirkland WA.

Phone: 425-679-0350

Please RSVP to volunteer@nbpshelter.org to register for an orientation.

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Worship + Potluck
Jun
18
10:00am10:00am

Worship + Potluck

POTLUCK! Please bring something to share and enrich our meal time together after worship. Assignments are according to the first letter of your last name:

A-I: Protein, eggs, bacon, etc. 
J-Q: Baked Goods, biscuits, scones, etc. 
R-Z: Fruits & Veggies, etc.   

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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 7 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. More inf

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Book Study (1 of 4)
Jun
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Study (1 of 4)

Thank you for your interest in our discussion group about Rob Bell’s new book “What Is the Bible, How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think And Feel About Everything”.

We're looking forward to getting started. Below are some details about the group.

We are planning to meet four times (every other Friday). At each meeting we'll talk about one section of the book:

June 16th: Section One
June 30th: Section Two
July 14th: Section Three
July 28th: Section Four

Meeting Time: 7pm - 9pm (or so)

Our intention is that this can be a time of informal discussion where all perspectives, thoughts and ideas are welcome and each person can choose to share as much or as little as they wish. It will be fun to see how the group evolves as we go along.

We’ve set this up as a potluck event to enjoy some food together. Please feel free to bring something you’d like to share. However, we also realize it's Friday night! If you're tired and want to simply show up, that's great too. We’ll have heavy appetizers and something to drink. Also, feel free to bring your own favorite beverage (wine or beer welcome).

We are looking forward to getting to know you (better) and sharing a lively discussion! 

You're welcome to come to any or all of the meetings. Also, please come whether you've completely read the entire selection or not. There should be plenty to talk about.

Please contact Salt House if you have any questions! info@salthousechurch.org

Gila & Heather

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Work Day at Salt House
Jun
11
11:00am11:00am

Work Day at Salt House

On Sunday June 11th we'll take some time to care for our spaces that we use on a regular basis at Salt House (both inside and outside).

After worship in the morning, we'll do some painting, cleaning, dusting, installing, gardening, mowing, raking, and SO MUCH MORE!!

We will provide pizza, veggies, and drinks for everyone involved. : )

Here's a list of projects that are available to tackle:

1. Forest & grounds clean up
Trash bags, gloves,

 2. Assemble IKEA storage units for SHK room.
Tools for quick assembly, hollow wall locks, items to secure tall units to walls

3. Patching & painting walls throughout building
Paint cans from shed, brushes, spackle, painter’s tape

4. Install TV on Ceiling in Sanctuary
Very tall ladder, Good length of Cat-5 cable, Mount distribution devices to a surface (wood), Some very short HDMI cables? 

5. Cleaning Windows, walls, and other surfaces
Squeegee(s), cleaning solutions, rags, magic erasers, ladder, step stool,

 6. Garden work, Weeding & Barking
Weeding tools, buckets, shovels, rakes

7. Sheds (reseal bottoms, clean off roofs)
Brooms, ladders, gloves, brushes or blowers for cleaning, sealant, Remove Pews from North Shed

 

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Annual Update + Budget Info
Jun
11
10:45am10:45am

Annual Update + Budget Info

Join us on Sunday June 11 for a short update on the status of ministry and life at Salt House. Kim Saunders will be presenting info during our time of worship together (about 15 minutes). Part of our presentation will include budget information. We value holding our operations, budget, and ministry plans as transparently as possible. Please bring your questions, comments, and support to share in this grand adventure we're on with God at Salt House!

If you have any questions that you'd like addressed, you can send us an e-mail at info@salthousechurch.org.

Salt House Church – Annual Update to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (parent congregation) - PDF VERSION HERE

Sara Wolbrecht, Pastor

God has been so active with us as we move into our third year of ministry in the Rose Hill neighborhood. On average, we have 65 people at Sunday worship at Salt House, including a rich diversity of ages and faith backgrounds who are hungry for an inclusive, relationship-oriented community.

In the past year, we’ve had the chance to COME, THRIVE and GO together, growing in relationship with God, with each other, and with our broader community. In November 2016, our partnership with Catholic Community Services (CCS) and the Holy Family and St. Louise parishes of the Catholic Church bore its first fruit as we opened the New Bethlehem Day Center for homeless families in our basement (NBDC). We now serve a daily average of 35 individuals operating Sunday through Friday from 2-8pm. In addition, this year we:

  • ŸLaunched seven Thrive Teams, our version of committees which focus on spiritual support and growth as well as service in the areas of Music, Meals, Kids, Welcome, Garden, Homelessness, and Young Singles
  • ŸOffered our first First Communion class with six elementary school students and their families
  • Grew our Kids program to include a preschool/nursery and an elementary age program, serving an average of 20 kids every Sunday
  • Shared our first Super Bowl Party and an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt with NBDC families
  • Hosted a special Prayer presentation during Lent with Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson
  • Expanded our online presence to include Facebook Livestreaming of sermons and a new Salt House app!

We continue to experience meals together as central to our community, serving each other brunch every 1st and 3rd Sunday, and reaching out to build relationships during the week through time at the table together. Our worship and prayer practices also continue to evolve as we explore new forms of interactive and engaging worship together.

Over the past year, we have worked to clarify the Salt House vision for mission and ministry. Salt House reaches to the fringes of its neighborhood – targeting young adults + all who find themselves in the liminal spaces of life. This new understanding of our call to be a school of love, fostering deep relationships through times of transition, clarified our special mission around serving our homeless neighbors. It reinforced our commitment to the NBDC, and led us to the decision to sell part of our property to help meet the need for a permanent, 24-hour shelter and services hub for Eastside single women and families of all configurations. CCS is collaborating closely with The Sophia Way and the City of Kirkland to execute on this plan. An architectural firm has been retained and the first design phase is underway in prep for August 2017 grant submissions to King County and the State of Washington. If the grants are secured, additional capital fundraising will begin in early 2018 with groundbreaking in summer 2018.

Please join us at Salt House. For one Sunday, or for every Sunday. You are welcome. And thank you for your continued support in prayer, Joy Campaign offerings, and love for Salt House. We wouldn’t be here without you.

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Worship at Salt House
Jun
11
10:00am10:00am

Worship at Salt House

TODAY in worship, we'll have a short meeting to share information about the Salt House budget.

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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 7 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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Pentecost Worship + Bonfire + BBQ
Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

Pentecost Worship + Bonfire + BBQ

Join us for our 3nd Annual BBQ + Bonfire Pentecost Celebration. We'll have s'mores for dessert that we can roast over the firepit.

Sunday, June 4th is Pentecost Sunday and is commonly recognized as the birthday of the church, when the gift of the Holy Spirit was given. We celebrate by observing this scriptural and historical significance as well as take some time to party.


Here's s short article posted on Christianity Today by Mark Woods

WHAT IS PENTECOST? 9 KEY THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PENTECOST

Pentecost is one of the great festivals of the Church. In modern popular culture it isn't nearly as well known as Christmas or Easter, but for Christians it's profoundly significant. It marks the coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciples and their transformation from frightened and confused people to men who would face martyrdom for what they believed.

1. Pentecost means '50'.

Pentecost is from the Greek word 'Pentekostos', which means 'fifty'. It's the 50th day after the Sabbath of Passover week and in Judaism is called the Feast of Weeks (Leviticus 23:16).

2. It's traditionally celebrated as Whitsun.

The word Pentecost has become more common in the UK, but traditionally the Church celebrated it as Whitsun – 'White Sunday'. It's believed that this is because it was a day for baptisms and those being baptised would wear white. Another explanation is that it derives from the Anglo-Saxon word 'wit', which we still use for verbal cleverness but which meant 'understanding' – Pentecost was when God poured out the wisdom of the Spirit.

3. There's debate about speaking in tongues.

Luke tells the story in Acts 2:1-13. Some scholars think he was referring to an experience of 'glossalalia' or speaking in tongues, an ecstatic outpouring of praise in an unknown language. Others point out that what the disciples said seems to have been understood by their hearers.

4. Pentecost is the fulfilment of two promises.

One promise is in the Old Testament – Joel 2:28, which says "I will pour out my Spirit on all people", and one in the New, where Jesus says he will send another Counsellor, the Spirit of truth (John 16: 5-15).

5. Modern day Pentecostals emphasise the gifts of the Spirit.

Pentecostals are so called because of the emphasis they place on the gifts of the Spirit, particularly speaking in tongues. They stress the possibility of a direct personal experience of God, like the first disciples, which – just as it was then – is often manifested in dramatic ways. Modern Pentecostals trace their origins to the Azusa Street Revival in 1906 Los Angeles.

6. There was wind...

Luke tells of three distinct experiences. A violent wind filled the house: breath or wind is a symbol of the Spirit of God. Ezekiel 37 tells the story of the prophet's vision of a valley of dry bones which come together: when the 'breath' of God enters them, they come to life and stand on their feet. The Pentecost wind represents the power of God to bring life to the 'dry bones' of faith.

7. ...and tongues of fire...

Tongues of fire separate and come to rest on each of them. Jesus told his disciples, "You are the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14). In John 8:12 he says, "I am the light of the world." The picture in Acts seems to be of a single flame that separates and symbolically rests on each of them; the disciples will do what Jesus did.

8. ..and other languages. 

The nature of the original experience has been queried, but in Luke's telling of it the point is that it breaks down barriers between people. The story links back to one of the earliest of the Old Testament stories, in Genesis 11, when the people begin to build the huge Tower of Babel. God confuses their language so they can no longer understand each other. At Pentecost, this Babel confusion is reversed.

9. Pentecost is the birthday of the Church.

It marks the beginning of Christianity as a purposeful movement and a new community. When Peter preached immediately afterwards, around 3,000 people believed and were baptised.

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Day Center Volunteer Orientation
May
28
12:30pm12:30pm

Day Center Volunteer Orientation

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Attend an orientation. Volunteer orientations will be held routinely and we will post upcoming dates.

Complete the Volunteer Application at http://www.nbpshelter.org/volunteer

After an orientation has been attended and your forms have been completed, you will be directed to an online sign-up to choose your shifts.  

UPCOMING ORIENTATION DATES  

Orientations will be held on the last Sunday of every month at The New Bethlehem Day Center: 11920 NE 80TH ST, SUITE 100, Kirkland WA.

Phone: 425-679-0350

Please RSVP to volunteer@nbpshelter.org to register for an orientation.
 

 

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Worship at Salt House
May
28
10:00am10:00am

Worship at Salt House

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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 7 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. More inf

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Trivia Game Night (from home)
May
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Trivia Game Night (from home)

Salt House is hosting our first ever Party Game From Home Night - hosted by Sean Mobley.

Don't live in Seattle? That's fine! We'll be playing some games streamed live from our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/salthouse425) so all you'll need are two screens: one to watch the game, and one to play along on Jackbox.tv. The whole thing will be virtual, so don't come to Salt House as no one will be here. Bring your trivia brain, because we'll be putting it to the test. There is no limit to the number of players, so feel free to invite friends.

How will it work?

There are a few game companies out there which create games that are designed for streaming. Players participate by punching in a code on their phones and joining the virtual room where it's happening. Trivia questions, pictionary prompts, etc., are beamed to your phone from the game and your answers are sent back and put on the screen.

What do I need?

You'll need two screens with internet/data access. We will be streaming the actual game on our Facebook page, so one screen will need to be right here on our page so you know what is going on. On your second screen you'll head to Jackbox.tv and enter the information from our stream to join our room and play along. An example setup would be a computer pointed to Facebook and your cell phone on the Jackbox.tv site.

Where do I need to be?

Wherever you want! This is an awesome opportunity for people who don't live near Salt House to join in some fun with us. Got family members living across the country, perhaps a sibling in the upper Midwest and parents out on the Eastern Seaboard? They can play along to if they can stand the time difference. Used to attend Salt House but moved too far away? Log in and play along! Just don't actually come down to Salt House, because the building will be closed. This is all virtual.

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Worship + Potluck
May
21
10:00am10:00am

Worship + Potluck

POTLUCK! Please bring something to share and enrich our meal time together after worship. Assignments are according to the first letter of your last name:

A-I: Baked Goods, biscuits, scones, etc. 
J-Q: Fruits & Veggies, etc.   
R-Z: Protein, eggs, bacon, etc. 
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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 7 years old (older if necessary). We always have at least 2 people on duty and everyone who works with children is background checked. More inf

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