Salt House is a mission start church of the Lutheran Church - ELCA (www.elca.org). If you're curious about what Lutheran means, check out this page. We are partially funded by a grant from the ELCA's Congregational and Synodical Mission, dedicated to ways to develop and transform existing structures of church.
Salt House is affiliated with congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations that publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. In the Lutheran Church, the Reconciling in Christ movement includes about 700 settings. Because Salt House is not yet an independent congregation, we are not officially RIC. However, we gladly align with the RIC status of our parent congregation, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.
The New Bethlehem Project recognizes Christ's call to serve the poor by being a driving force to meet the urgent, unmet need for a year-round day center for families who are experiencing homelessness on the Eastside. Through partnership with Catholic Community Services and Salt House, the New Bethlehem Day Center for families experiencing homelessness on the Eastside of Seattle is now open in the Salt House basement.
Catholic Community Services (CCS) and Catholic Housing Services (CHS) are official human service outreach arms of the Catholic Church in Western Washington. Under the leadership of Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and Boards of Trustees, staff and volunteers answer the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and for the dignity of the human person.