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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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Worship + Meal at Salt House
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Meal at Salt House

Potluck this Sunday.png

On Sunday, Aug 18 we will share a potluck meal at Salt House following worship.

We learn how to love as we learn how to listen.

To listen. At Salt House, we have a core practice of Hearing God - capturing how we believe that there is holiness all around us, that a Jesus-centered life is one of paying attention and listening. One way we do this is through our regular practice of Lectio Divina - in worship on Sunday, we listen to a passage of scripture, hearing God, hearing connections to our lives and world now. It is that simple - as we build in us the practice of listening, as we learn how to love. Don't miss this Sunday as we hold this practice in the homestretch of our Forming Questions summer series!

Matthew 5:38-48 (The Message)


Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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WANDER at Bridle Trails
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

WANDER at Bridle Trails

J.R.R. Tolkien in one of his poems wrote: “Not all who wander are lost.”

You’re invited into a rhythm of WANDER-ing every other Saturday morning this Summer with Rachel Horton in Bridle Trails Park.

Meet at Ben Franklin elementary at 10:00am on Saturday mornings and spend a bit of time wandering (in a group), conversing, praying, and simply enjoying the rhythms of being outdoors.

Visit our GROUPS SITE or Connect with Rachel Horton for more details and to indicate your interest.

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Community Movie Night
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

Community Movie Night

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Join us for our Community Movie Night on August 24 starting at 5:30pm. We'll be watching Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Bring blankets and pillows. We'll provide popcorn and drinks!

Release Date: 18 September 2009 (United States) When Flint Lockwood's (Bill Hader) latest contraption accidentally destroys the town square and rockets up into the clouds, he thinks his inventing career is over. Then something amazing happens as delicious cheeseburgers start raining from the sky. His machine actually works!


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

Worship at Salt House

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP AT SALT HOUSE

If you’re joining us for the first time, please know that you are welcome here. And not just welcomed, but completely affirmed — no matter what. If you want to know a little more about what it means to be welcomed and affirmed at Salt House, just check out this blog post.

Our parking lot has limited space due to construction of the New Eastside Shelter for Women and Families. There is a good amount of street parking available on 120th Avenue. We’ve also encouraged regular attenders at Salt House to utilize some other parking alternatives in order to leave space for guests and folks with limited mobility.

WHAT TO EXPECT: COFFEE + KIDS + CONNECTIONS

  • You will be welcomed by a friendly face and an invitation to participate on whatever level is comfortable for you.

  • Coffee and Tea are available in our lobby. You are more than welcome to bring it with you into our sanctuary space. And when we eat a meal together, please pull up a chair and dig in. Even (and especially) if you didn’t bring anything to the potluck.

  • Kids ages 0-4 can check-in and dropped off at our nursery and will be cared for by our amazing staff and capable volunteers. Elementary aged kids ages 5-10 can be signed in and join you in the sanctuary space for the first 10-15 minutes of our worship service. They will be dismissed to go with our Salt House Kids leader, Rachel. If you or you child would like to stay in the sanctuary the entire time, that is perfectly fine.

  • You’ll get a worship booklet with general info about Salt House and materials for the morning’s experience.

  • We’ll sing together, spend sometime in conversation, pray, hear words from scripture, experience excellent preaching and storytelling, and have an opportunity to engage in at least one of our core practices.

  • We have communion every Sunday and everyone is invited. We practice open communion at Salt House which means you don’t have to be a member at Salt House (or any church) to participate. If you feel led, you are absolutely welcome to receive communion. Our bread is allergen-free and we serve both wine and non-alcoholic grape juice.

  • As worship ends, we usually talk about Ways We Respond (a.k.a., giving info, announcements, and engagement opportunities). You can always find out about upcoming events on our events page.

  • After worship, join us for a meal, conversation, more coffee, and an opportunity to receive prayer with someone on our care or pastoral team.

We don’t have a dress code, so whatever you’re comfortable wearing is perfect for coming to Salt House.

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Safe Haven Training
Aug
25
11:30 AM11:30

Safe Haven Training

Our next SAFE HAVEN TRAININGwill be held on Sunday, August 25 after worship. This is for anyone who is serving a "vulnerable population" at Salt House (kids ministry, care team, etc.). We believe having as many people Safe Haven trained at Salt House helps to ensure a safe community for all people. Please connect with Rachel Horton to enroll in the training.

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First (actually second) Sunday Feast
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

First (actually second) Sunday Feast

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Back-to-School Bonfire
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Back-to-School Bonfire

Youth Programming at Salt House is GROWING!

Do you have a middle schooler or high schooler? Mark your calendar! On September 14th at 6pm we will be having a Back to School Bonfire for the youth! We'll make s'mores, play games, and talk about the coming year :)

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Worship at Salt House
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP AT SALT HOUSE

If you’re joining us for the first time, please know that you are welcome here. And not just welcomed, but completely affirmed — no matter what. If you want to know a little more about what it means to be welcomed and affirmed at Salt House, just check out this blog post.

Our parking lot has limited space due to construction of the New Eastside Shelter for Women and Families. There is a good amount of street parking available on 120th Avenue. We’ve also encouraged regular attenders at Salt House to utilize some other parking alternatives in order to leave space for guests and folks with limited mobility.

WHAT TO EXPECT: COFFEE + KIDS + CONNECTIONS

  • Our worship services usually last 60-75 minutes. There is no dress code. Please wear what is comfortable for you.

  • You will be welcomed by a friendly face and an invitation to participate on whatever level is comfortable for you.

  • Coffee and Tea are available in our lobby. You are more than welcome to bring it with you into our sanctuary space. And when we eat a meal together, please pull up a chair and dig in. Even (and especially) if you didn’t bring anything to the potluck.

  • Kids ages 0-4 can check-in and dropped off at our nursery and will be cared for by our amazing staff and capable volunteers. Elementary aged kids ages 5-10 can be signed in and join you in the sanctuary space for the first 10-15 minutes of our worship service. They will be dismissed to go with our Salt House Kids leader, Rachel. If you or you child would like to stay in the sanctuary the entire time, that is perfectly fine.

  • You’ll get a worship booklet with general info about Salt House and materials for the morning’s experience.

  • We’ll sing together, spend sometime in conversation, pray, hear words from scripture, experience excellent preaching and storytelling, and have an opportunity to engage in at least one of our core practices.

  • We have communion every Sunday and everyone is invited. We practice open communion at Salt House which means you don’t have to be a member at Salt House (or any church) to participate. If you feel led, you are absolutely welcome to receive communion. Our bread is allergen-free and we serve both wine and non-alcoholic grape juice.

  • As worship ends, we usually talk about Ways We Respond (a.k.a., giving info, announcements, and engagement opportunities). You can always find out about upcoming events on our events page.

  • After worship, join us for a meal, conversation, more coffee, and an opportunity to receive prayer with someone on our care or pastoral team.

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Worship + Meal at Salt House
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Meal at Salt House

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP AT SALT HOUSE
HERE WE ARE: 11920 NE 80TH ST., KIRKLAND, WA 98033

Potluck this Sunday.png

On Sunday we will share a potluck meal at Salt House following worship.

If you’re joining us for the first time, please know that you are welcome here. And not just welcomed, but completely affirmed — no matter what. If you want to know a little more about what it means to be welcomed and affirmed at Salt House, just check out this blog post.

Our parking lot has limited space due to construction of the New Eastside Shelter for Women and Families. There is a good amount of street parking available on 120th Avenue. We’ve also encouraged regular attenders at Salt House to utilize some other parking alternatives in order to leave space for guests and folks with limited mobility.

WHAT TO EXPECT: COFFEE + KIDS + CONNECTIONS

  • Our worship services usually last 60-75 minutes. There is no dress code. Please wear what is comfortable for you.

  • You will be welcomed by a friendly face and an invitation to participate on whatever level is comfortable for you.

  • Coffee and Tea are available in our lobby. You are more than welcome to bring it with you into our sanctuary space. And when we eat a meal together, please pull up a chair and dig in. Even (and especially) if you didn’t bring anything to the potluck.

  • Kids ages 0-4 can check-in and dropped off at our nursery and will be cared for by our amazing staff and capable volunteers. Elementary aged kids ages 5-10 can be signed in and join you in the sanctuary space for the first 10-15 minutes of our worship service. They will be dismissed to go with our Salt House Kids leader, Rachel. If you or you child would like to stay in the sanctuary the entire time, that is perfectly fine.

  • You’ll get a worship booklet with general info about Salt House and materials for the morning’s experience.

  • We’ll sing together, spend sometime in conversation, pray, hear words from scripture, experience excellent preaching and storytelling, and have an opportunity to engage in at least one of our core practices.

  • We have communion every Sunday and everyone is invited. We practice open communion at Salt House which means you don’t have to be a member at Salt House (or any church) to participate. If you feel led, you are absolutely welcome to receive communion. Our bread is allergen-free and we serve both wine and non-alcoholic grape juice.

  • As worship ends, we usually talk about Ways We Respond (a.k.a., giving info, announcements, and engagement opportunities). You can always find out about upcoming events on our events page.

  • After worship, join us for a meal, conversation, more coffee, and an opportunity to receive prayer with someone on our care or pastoral team.

  • Still got questions? Send us an e-mail here.

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Worship at Salt House
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP AT SALT HOUSE

If you’re joining us for the first time, please know that you are welcome here. And not just welcomed, but completely affirmed — no matter what. If you want to know a little more about what it means to be welcomed and affirmed at Salt House, just check out this blog post.

Our parking lot has limited space due to construction of the New Eastside Shelter for Women and Families. There is a good amount of street parking available on 120th Avenue. We’ve also encouraged regular attenders at Salt House to utilize some other parking alternatives in order to leave space for guests and folks with limited mobility.

WHAT TO EXPECT: COFFEE + KIDS + CONNECTIONS

  • You will be welcomed by a friendly face and an invitation to participate on whatever level is comfortable for you.

  • Coffee and Tea are available in our lobby. You are more than welcome to bring it with you into our sanctuary space. And when we eat a meal together, please pull up a chair and dig in. Even (and especially) if you didn’t bring anything to the potluck.

  • Kids ages 0-4 can check-in and dropped off at our nursery and will be cared for by our amazing staff and capable volunteers. Elementary aged kids ages 5-10 can be signed in and join you in the sanctuary space for the first 10-15 minutes of our worship service. They will be dismissed to go with our Salt House Kids leader, Rachel. If you or you child would like to stay in the sanctuary the entire time, that is perfectly fine.

  • You’ll get a worship booklet with general info about Salt House and materials for the morning’s experience.

  • We’ll sing together, spend sometime in conversation, pray, hear words from scripture, experience excellent preaching and storytelling, and have an opportunity to engage in at least one of our core practices.

  • We have communion every Sunday and everyone is invited. We practice open communion at Salt House which means you don’t have to be a member at Salt House (or any church) to participate. If you feel led, you are absolutely welcome to receive communion. Our bread is allergen-free and we serve both wine and non-alcoholic grape juice.

  • As worship ends, we usually talk about Ways We Respond (a.k.a., giving info, announcements, and engagement opportunities). You can always find out about upcoming events on our events page.

  • After worship, join us for a meal, conversation, more coffee, and an opportunity to receive prayer with someone on our care or pastoral team.

We don’t have a dress code, so whatever you’re comfortable wearing is perfect for coming to Salt House.

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

Worship at Salt House

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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

Salt House Families Gathering

Please Sign up to let us know you’re coming — https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054CADA62AA2FD0-salt1


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). 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 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. 

We are looking for 2 sitters to help on the night of the Family Gathering.  If you have a regular babysitter you think might be available, please consider contacting them and booking them for the evening. Thanks in advance! 

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



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 (CANCELLED) WANDER at Bridle Trails
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

(CANCELLED) WANDER at Bridle Trails

J.R.R. Tolkien in one of his poems wrote: “Not all who wander are lost.”

You’re invited into a rhythm of WANDER-ing every other Saturday morning this Summer with Rachel Horton in Bridle Trails Park.

Meet at Ben Franklin elementary at 10:00am on Saturday mornings and spend a bit of time wandering (in a group), conversing, praying, and simply enjoying the rhythms of being outdoors.

Visit our GROUPS SITE or Connect with Rachel Horton for more details and to indicate your interest.

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First Sunday Feast
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

First Sunday Feast

Sunday is our First Sunday Feast here at Salt House. As we have sought ways to more deeply embody our core practice of eating together, we are experimenting with worship, meals, and community together on the first Sundays of each month! 

Two things to know:

(1) It's a POTLUCK brunch so bring something yummy to share with the community.

(2) Everyone is invited to participate! There will be no Salt House Kids programming but there will be nursery care.


Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033


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Welcome Thrive Team
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

Welcome Thrive Team

Our Welcome Thrive Team, led by Sarah Urie, is meeting on Sunday, July 28 after worship. If you’re part of this team, please plan on attending. If you’ve got a passion for extending welcome to all who come through our doors at Salt House, this is a great team for you to connect with.

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Worship at Salt House
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Community Movie Night
Jul
27
5:30 PM17:30

Community Movie Night

Join us on Saturday, July 27 for a Community Movie Night! We'll provide popcorn and some drinks. Things start at 5:30 p.m. We'll be showing a kid-friendly movie - Small Foot. Bring pillows & blankets if you want to get cozy on the floor as we watch together.

Small Foot Synopsis: Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.

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WANDER at Bridle Trails
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

WANDER at Bridle Trails

J.R.R. Tolkien in one of his poems wrote: “Not all who wander are lost.”

You’re invited into a rhythm of WANDER-ing every other Saturday morning this Summer with Rachel Horton in Bridle Trails Park.

Meet at Ben Franklin elementary at 10:00am on Saturday mornings and spend a bit of time wandering (in a group), conversing, praying, and simply enjoying the rhythms of being outdoors.

Visit our GROUPS SITE or Connect with Rachel Horton for more details and to indicate your interest.

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Care Team Meeting
Jul
21
11:15 AM11:15

Care Team Meeting

If you are interested in joining the Salt House Care Team as a CARE PARTNER, this meeting is for you. Together with Pastor Sara Wolbrecht and Anne Anderson, we are laying the foundation for our care ministry to engage in responsive and grounded action to the needs that arise within the Salt House community. We’ll meet after worship (during our potluck meal) on Sunday, July 21.


Below are all the ways you can engage in volunteering with the Care Team at Salt House.

One of the most tangible ways God is present in our lives is through people. As Salt House grows, are also growing our Care Ministry to respond in action and prayer when needed, providing care and support through times of transition for folks in our community. Click here to discover ways you are invited to engage in the care ministry at Salt House.


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Worship + Meal at Salt House
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Meal at Salt House

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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VBS at Holy Spirit Lutheran
Jul
15
to Jul 19

VBS at Holy Spirit Lutheran

Vacation Bible School & Day Camp

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY

JULY 15TH-19TH

 

VBS | 9:00 am - noon Monday-Friday

Day Camp | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday -Thursday; 9:00 am - noon Friday

 

Each year we have an adventure where kids explore the bible in a variety of ways - through song, story, arts & crafts, games, science, and snacks. This week is fun and has something for everyone! It’s a week you don’t want to miss! Everyone discovers something more about loving each other, building a community, and discovering God’s boundless love. We are so excited to have your child just us for an amazing week at Life is a Highway.

Volunteer Opportunities Each year we need many adults and teenagers to volunteer for our Vacation Bible School & Day Camp program. All teens who are entering 7th -12th grade in September are eligible to apply. We also need many adults who are willing to serve in various roles. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the online volunteer application form.

Mark your calendars to join us Thursday night, July 18th at 6:00 pm for our Life is a Highway Celebration at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church to celebrate the amazing week we’ve had and share some of your child’s favorite songs.

 

COST

Scholarships are available. Contact Becky at children@hslckirkland.org for more information.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...

The program is for children age 4 by 7/15/2019 through those who have completed 5th grade. Child must be potty trained. Parents should be available to stay in the building for the beginning if child has problems separating. Friends are WELCOME! You do not need to be a member of HSLC to attend. Pass along the link to the registration form to friends or neighbors.

Food Allergies  If your child has a food allergy, we ask you to please provide that information on the registration form. Our snacks are nut free. If your child has many allergies, we will contact you to determine the best way to meet your child's specific needs.

Cost  If you are in a position to make an extra donation to help defray the costs and provide scholarship funds, please add this to your payment. 

Parent Participation   We anticipate having nearly 200 children here the week of Life is a Highway – what a gift! We need your help. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are asked to consider sharing some of their time or talents during the week. There are also many thing that need to be done prior to the week of VBS & Day Camp, so you have an opportunity to get involved that way as well. We appreciate your understanding and willingness to be a part of this program.

Complimentary Childcare (Birth-3)  Available for VBS volunteers while they volunteer.  Please inform us of your needs on the volunteer application form.

Service Project  We will collect food for the local food bank and Helen Keller Elementary. A list of most-needed foods will be available mid-June

 

STAFF CONTACTS

Becky Cole, Director of Children & Family Ministry | children@hslckirkland.org

Ruth Hanley, VBS & Day Camp Coordinator | vbs@hslckirkland.org

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Worship at Salt House
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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WANDER at Bridle Trails
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

WANDER at Bridle Trails

J.R.R. Tolkien in one of his poems wrote: “Not all who wander are lost.”

You’re invited into a rhythm of WANDER-ing every other Saturday morning this Summer with Rachel Horton in Bridle Trails Park.

Meet at Ben Franklin elementary at 10:00am on Saturday mornings and spend a bit of time wandering (in a group), conversing, praying, and simply enjoying the rhythms of being outdoors.

Visit our GROUPS SITE or Connect with Rachel Horton for more details and to indicate your interest.

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First Sunday Feast
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

First Sunday Feast

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Worship at Salt House
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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WANDER at Bridle Trails
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

WANDER at Bridle Trails

J.R.R. Tolkien in one of his poems wrote: “Not all who wander are lost.”

You’re invited into a rhythm of WANDER-ing every other Saturday morning this Summer with Rachel Horton in Bridle Trails Park.

Meet at Ben Franklin elementary at 10:00am on Saturday mornings and spend a bit of time wandering (in a group), conversing, praying, and simply enjoying the rhythms of being outdoors.

Visit our GROUPS SITE or Connect with Rachel Horton for more details and to indicate your interest.

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Safe Haven Training
Jun
23
11:30 AM11:30

Safe Haven Training

Our next SAFE HAVEN TRAININGwill be held on Sunday, June 23 after worship. This is for anyone who is serving a "vulnerable population" at Salt House (kids ministry, care team, etc.). We believe having as many people Safe Haven trained at Salt House helps to ensure a safe community for all people. Please connect with Rachel Horton to enroll in the training.

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Worship at Salt House
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Father's Day Worship & BBQ
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Father's Day Worship & BBQ

Join us for a Father's Day BBQ at Salt House after our gathered worship time. We will provide the burgers, hot dogs, and veggie options. If you're able to help with the celebration (by bringing some food), click here to sign up —> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48a4ab2eabfc1-fathers

We are looking for volunteers to bring:

- Veggie Tray
- Salad
- Chips
- Burger Toppings
- Buns (hamburger and hotdog)

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Worship + Meal at Salt House
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Meal at Salt House

Join us for our regular worship gathering at Salt House starting at 10:00am! We gather, we sing, and pray. We spend some time connecting with each other and with God. We discover ways to serve and impact our community. And we eat together. Nursery + Programs for children 0 - 10 years old. Read more...

HERE WE ARE! Salt House is located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, across from Lake Washington High School.

11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

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WANDER at Bridle Trails
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

WANDER at Bridle Trails

J.R.R. Tolkien in one of his poems wrote: “Not all who wander are lost.”

You’re invited into a rhythm of WANDER-ing every other Saturday morning this Summer with Rachel Horton in Bridle Trails Park.

Meet at Ben Franklin elementary at 10:00am on Saturday mornings and spend a bit of time wandering (in a group), conversing, praying, and simply enjoying the rhythms of being outdoors.

Visit our GROUPS SITE or Connect with Rachel Horton for more details and to indicate your interest.

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Baptism Sunday
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Baptism Sunday

We have scheduled a baptism Sunday on June 9. If you or someone in your family is considering baptism, please let us know. We will schedule a baptism class in the coming weeks based on your availability. Let us know here.

Baptism is a traditional Christian sacrament that dates back to the initiation rituals of the early church. And throughout the centuries, there have been many different views on what baptism is for and why it matters. At Salt House we aim to hold the diversity of values on why, when, and how to engage in baptism. But more than anything we hold the love and grace of God as central to this practice. We would love to join you in celebrating this sacrament in community at Salt House.

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First Sunday Feast (Potluck Style) + Annual Meeting
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

First Sunday Feast (Potluck Style) + Annual Meeting

Here is an overview of our morning together:

  • When you arrive at Salt House, place your potluck dish on the serving table, sign-in your kiddos (nursery aged kids will be in the nursery, elementary aged kids will join us in the sanctuary), grab a seat in the sanctuary.

  • We will begin with singing, communion, and a message from Pastor Sara.

  • After some instruction, tables will be dismissed one-by-one to do two things: 1) eligible voters will sign in and receive a ballot and 2) get your food for the meal.

  • There will be table discussion questionsfor you to engage with and opportunities to share your hopes for our community.

  • After the meal, we'll take a short break to get ready for our annual meeting. Elementary aged kids will be dismissed to head outside for some fun with Rachel and nursery kiddos may stay in the nursery.

  • The annual meeting will be called to order. We will focus our time on hearing from, voting for, and appointing new leadersfrom within our community. We will alsovote to approve our FY20 budget.

  • Our time, throughout the morning, will be sprinkled with grace, gratitude, and prayer for all the ways the Salt House community continues to say YES to what comes our way as we follow in the compassionate and inclusive way of Jesus.


During our First Sunday Feast on June 2, 2019, we'll gather and attend to the work of our Annual Meeting. We want to take a moment to lift up some upcoming business items for the community at Salt House. You may know that our fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30, so we are a few months away from beginning a new year. This means we need to approve a budget for FY20 and nominate (and vote) for new people to hold our elected positions (and a few other items of business). So, in the coming weeks as we are making preparations, we are asking for your input and participation in the following areas:
 

SALT HOUSE LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS
We have two Council seats that are opening up plus positions on the Personnel committee, next year’s Nominating committee and an Audit/finance role that need to be filled. We are currently taking nominations; please click here to submit a name (your own or someone else’s) for any of the positions that are open.


FY19 Q3 FINANCE UPDATE & FY20 BUDGET PREVIEW
On Sunday, April 28, Salt House Treasurer Greg Fenich will be offering a FY19 Q3 Finance Update to the Salt House community during our gathered worship time. We have a high value on transparency and timely communication about our financial progress and encourage you to attend. After worship, you are then invited to attend a budget preview for the upcoming FY20 fiscal year. This will be a great opportunity to interface with the finance team and ask questions about the proposed budget.


SYNOD ASSEMBLY - ELECTING REPRESENTATIVES
Salt House is connected to the larger church body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). And with our official status as a recognized ELCA congregation, we are expected to participate in the regional rhythms of church governance. The Synod Assembly of the Northwest Washington Synod is May 17-19, and we at Salt House are committed to attending this gathering. So on Sunday, May 5 we will vote for four people from our congregation to attend the Synod Assembly as representatives of Salt House and to serve as voting members on our behalf. This is particularly exciting as we will be electing a new bishop for the Northwest Washington Synod. If you'd like more information on this upcoming event, please click here.
 

MEET THE SALT HOUSE LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES
Join us on Sunday, May 19 during worship to hear from each of the nominated candidates for the respective leadership positions that are open. Also, hard copies of the final FY20 budget will be made available to the congregation.
 

SALT HOUSE ANNUAL MEETING
Join us on Sunday, June 2 at 10:00am for a First Sunday Feast and Annual Meeting to vote for our new leadership members and approve our FY20 budget.

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Provide a Meal - Day Center
May
26
5:30 PM17:30

Provide a Meal - Day Center

SIGN UP HERE—> https://signup.com/go/powThwD

An opportunity to provide a meal for the guests at NBDC. Please sign up for one or more spots below. Food is to be delivered any time between 2PM and 5:30PM. The meals should accommodate approximately 35 people (half children).

The meal plan is as follows: Taco Salad, Rice & Beans, Quesadillas, Fruit, and Dessert.


Food will need to be delivered to the New Bethlehem Day Center (located in the lower level of the Salt House building) on the day of any time between 2:00 & 5:30 p.m.

You are invited and welcomed to stay and share the meal with the guests, but this is not required.

If you are not able to participate this month, keep your eyes open for future opportunities which will be available on this calendar.

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No Gathering at Salt House (Memorial Day Weekend)
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

No Gathering at Salt House (Memorial Day Weekend)

This Sunday we take time to intentionally cease, to stop, to breathe, and rest. Our rhythm at Salt House is to observe a few Sundays during the year where we simply stop to engage in the practice of sabbath. We've set aside Memorial Day Weekend as one of these opportunities to practice sabbath and to resist the tyranny of the urgent.

At Salt House, we are incredibly grateful for all the ways people continue to show up and volunteer their time and energy to support the life of this community. So we take a moment to breathe in that goodness and to remember that we are called to be people who embody God's love and don't just "do church." May you receive the blessings of sabbath rest this weekend.

How will you embrace this time to rest?

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