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11920 Northeast 80th Street
Kirkland, WA, 98033


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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Important Update about Long Term Shelter Possibility

Jason Bendickson

Nov. 20, 2016 Kim Saunders presents the current status of the Long Term Shelter Proposal / Kairos for Salt House

At Salt House, we are in the midst of a kairos moment, a moment of significance, as we prayerfully consider selling a portion of our three acres of land to be developed into a 24-hour shelter for families and for women experiencing homelessness. We need your input. Together, we ask the questions we always ask: What is God saying? What will we do about it? We've listed notes below that were on the screen during last Sunday's presentation. If you have any questions for feedback, please e-mail us at

Salt House is a ministry with a Christ-centered, casual, interactive, radically inclusive and experimental approach to worship + life together. Salt House reaches out to the fringes of our neighborhood – targeting young adults and all who find themselves in the liminal spaces of life.  


  • Helping families experiencing homelessness
    • Estimated 10,000 people experiencing homelessness in King County, including several hundred children attending school in Lake Washington School District
    • 40 people living in cars in the LWUMC church parking lot
    • 50 beds in emergency overnight shelter which opened October 15
  • Current hours: 2-8pm Sunday through Thursday
  • Managed by Catholic Community Services
  • Opened Sunday, November 6 
  • Currently serving 6-8 families, ~25 people (88 is limit)
  • Becoming We with Day Center families

Urgent need for 24 / 7 / 365 emergency shelter / services hub on the Eastside

  • Current patchwork of emergency overnight & day centers across several locations run by CCS (families) and Sophia’s Way (women)

City of Kirkland strong response, coordinated with other Eastside jurisdictions

  • Capital funding committed & available now: $950,000 city (NEW); $350,000 state
  • Operational funding discussion: King County, state, private

  Salt House feasibility study with positive results

  • ~20,000 square feet required to meet most urgent needs (~100 beds)
  • 3 story building on small footprint (~parsonage parcel size)
  • No major blockers (geotechnical/soils, parking, trees, environmental)
  • Massing study/preliminary design completed by architect

Is Salt House willing to sell part of our property to the City to meet this need?

Is this use of our land aligned with our mission and vision?

Questions about financial feasibility will be discussed on Sunday, Dec. 4  over brunch (following worship) at Salt House.

Salt House - A Tethered Community

Jason Bendickson

We know it is hard to make it every single Sunday so part of our mission is to enable a robust “tethered” community. We love it when people are here, but the heartbeat of Salt House extends far beyond what happens on Sunday mornings. And even though we believe that relationships thrive in circles (not rows), we also believe technology has enabled us to connect with one another in intentional ways. Below are a few ways we strive to nurture the tethered community. Technology can be amazing!


Our website is often the first experience folks may have with Salt House. We’re redesigning it to be oriented specifically toward folks who are checking out Salt House.

SALT HOUSE APP via Subplash

Our App is designed for engagement! Find easy access to sermon content, events, sign-ups, giving, blogs, music and more. Enable push notifications for reminders, encouragement, and invitations to respond.


We send out an e-mail once a week on Thursday mornings. We want to let you know what is happening in the coming days as well as a snapshot of the season ahead of us. There is also a specific email for Salt House Kids families. Sign up to receive our emails today!

SOCIAL MEDIA is a great way to share the developing Salt House story. We like to share the stories of what’s happening with our people, what’s going on with the Day Center, and celebrate what is going on in the world or what needs our attention beyond our community.


We use Facebook. A lot. Maybe you do to. If you like Salt House on Facebook, you can set your preferences to see Salt House posts first in your newsfeed. That will help keep you up to speed with all the happenings!

TWITTER @salt_house425

Tweet your hearts out people!

INSTAGRAM @salthouse425

Nothing better than choosing your own filter.

Salt House teaching and sermons are available in a variety of ways.
You can listen, watch, or read just about everything that we share.



We publish a sermon podcast (audio) to iTunes and which can also be brought into your favorite podcast app via RSS feed. If you prefer to read, we also publish transcripts of sermons on our website:


Catch live sermons at (or around) 10:15am on Sunday mornings. When you know you can’t be here tune in to our live stream on the Salt House Facebook page. Interact and ask questions! We’re there with you. Also, catch up if you missed a Sunday.

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Find sermons, shorts, series trailers, music, and other things are regularly posted to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to receive email updates about new content!