For the first several weeks of 2018, we at Salt House have spent time experiencing some of our core practices that have emerged in who we are and how we practice our faith and life together – things that have bubbled up in our 2 years and 10 months of existence:
- Being changed (living through transition) as central to who we are.
- Engaging in the needs of homelessness on the Eastside (especially through the NBDC) – we had a volunteer orientation last month.
- Eating together – always having Holy Communion and having meals here twice a month after worship and challenging each other to meet at tables with others throughout our week – because good and sacred things happen when we eat together.
- Generosity – giving where we want our hearts to go.
- Hearing God, and asking our two questions: What is God saying? What am I going to do about it?
- Practicing radical welcome - we say it every Sunday morning, we print it in our bulletin, and it is even on our reader board this week. And it boils down to this: Jesus welcomes and affirms all people – and so do we. And we are made better as a community through diversity.
- Stories matter. Both sides of story-telling: making room and curiosity to hear one another’s stories, and also having the courage to share our own story here in community. For when stories are shared, that distance between us gets smaller, as our stories shimmer with connections. When stories are shared, we also hear God’s story in our stories.