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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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Provide a Meal - Day Center
Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

Provide a Meal - Day Center

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

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: Enchiladas (chicken & veggie), green salad, dessert, chips, guacamole, and salsa!


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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Salt House Annual Meeting
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Salt House Annual Meeting

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 HUSE 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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Salt House Families Gathering
Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

Salt House Families Gathering

Salt House Families gathering is on Saturday, June 8 at 5:30pm.

As families, we try to get together for a time of connection and food potluck style. 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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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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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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Easter at Salt House
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Easter at Salt House

What's up with Easter? Why is it such a big deal? Is Jesus' resurrection miracle, myth, or both? Or maybe the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus points us to a deeper truth about our shared humanity and the goodness of God. Regardless of what you do or don’t believe, you are invited to come and explore Easter (and the wonder of life) with us at Salt House.

BUT FIRST…GOOD FRIDAY | Celebrating the reality of the resurrection of Jesus means we also observe the reality of his death…this is the story. Join us for our Good Friday service on April 19 at 8:00pm.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • WORSHIP | A time of worship together to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. We sing, we pray, we consider the diversity of the resurrection story the we find in the bible through an Easter sermon by Pastor Sara Wolbrecht. More…

  • HOLY COMMUNION | We have an open table at Salt House which means there are no prerequisites to participate in the sacrament. All are welcome to participate…and we really mean that. More…

  • KIDS PROGRAMS | We have programming for kids ages 0-10 years old. Older kids are invited to participate in the service with their families. More…

  • BRUNCH | We love to eat together and you’re invited to join us for an Easter Brunch following our meal. It’s a potluck style meal, so feel free to bring something to share, but if you’re visiting Salt House for the first time, there is no pressure to bring anything except yourself and an open heart.

  • FUN | After our worship time, we’ll host an egg hunt for kids.

A FEW OTHER LOGISTICS

  • PARKING | Our parking lot can accommodate only a certain number of cars. There is parking available on the street around Salt House and across the street in the Lake Washington High School parking lot. More…

  • QUESTIONS? | Contact us here if you have any questions. We’re more than happy to help make your time at Salt House on Easter Sunday an easy and affirming experience.

SALT HOUSE is a new church in Kirkland. We are a progressive, LGBTQ+ affirming, Lutheran community and we would love to get to know you. We are deeply engaged in meeting the needs of homelessness in our area through the New Bethlehem Day Center. We meet every Sunday at 10:00am.

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Good Friday at Salt House
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Good Friday at Salt House

Celebrating the reality of the resurrection of Jesus means we also observe the reality of his death…this is the story that we enter into on Good Friday.

Our time together begins together with appetizers, conversation, and an invitation into the story of Jesus’ suffering and death. We will hear and respond to the story through immersive storytelling, music, and tactile, interactive methods. And it might get messy…wear dark clothes. : )

FYI - We are not planning on having childcare for this event unless there is a request. If you'd like to request childcare for this evening service, let us know at https://www.salthousechurch.org/childcare

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Permanent Shelter Groundbreaking
Apr
10
to Apr 11

Permanent Shelter Groundbreaking

Join us for the groundbreaking of the new Eastside Shelter for Women and Families!

We are excited to celebrate with you as we break ground on a permanent, year-round 24/7 shelter for women and families experiencing homelessness. Your generosity and the unprecedented support from the Eastside has made this shelter quickly become a reality. Join us for drinks and appetizers followed by a short program at 4:30PM.


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Work Day (Outdoor)
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Work Day (Outdoor)

Sunday is work day at Salt House. Right after worship, we'll work for a fast and focused 90 minutes, so you can be part of caring for our spaces and still have plenty of time to enjoy your spring day. Childcare will be available as well kid-friendly ways to help. We'll weed, move bark, pull ivy, pressure-wash, and more. Wear your grubbies, bring some tools, and we'll see you on Sunday!

Let us know what tools you're able to bring:
Trowel for hand-weeding
Wheelbarrow
Fan rake
Loppers
Garden Shears
Favorite work gloves and get-er done attitude :-)

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Provide a Meal - Day Center
Mar
24
5:30 PM17:30

Provide a Meal - Day Center

SIGN UP HERE—> http://signup.com/go/uXjKbqe

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: LASAGNA DINNER! Bread, Meat & Veggie Lasagna, Green Salad, 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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Interfaith Vigil & Anti-Islamophobia Teach-in
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Interfaith Vigil & Anti-Islamophobia Teach-in

  • Muslim Association of Puget Sound - MAPS (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for an interfaith prayer vigil for the victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre followed by a teach-in about combating Islamophobia in our communities.

RSVP FOR THIS EVENT ON FACEBOOK

FEATURED TOPICS & SPEAKERS:

  • “Connecting Activism and Advocacy to Combating Islamophobia and Hate,” by CAIR-WA Executive Director Masih Fouldai

  • “The Roots of Islamophobia,” by MAPS-AMEN Executive Director Aneelah Afzali

  • Other guest speakers include local interfaith leaders and elected officials.

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday

Join us on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm for our Ash Wednesday service. Ash Wednesday kicks off the season of Lent, a season of journeying with Jesus to the cross. On Ash Wednesday, we'll engage in an immersive experience of our own mortality; a powerful and deeply meaningful time of what it means to live knowing that we are dust...and to dust we shall return. 

During Lent we continue focusing on the practice and diversity of prayer with a book PRAYER: Forty Days of Practice* by Scott Erickson and Justin McRoberts. Books will be available for pre-order this Sunday for $12 and can be picked up at Salt House. If you want to reserve a copy, connect with Taren Grass.

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*Prayer: Forty Days of Practice was originally self-published by Justin and Scott in 2016. They’ve revised and updated the book (which is now available with a hard cover) and has been officially published through Penquin Random House. We are thrilled for both Justin and Scott as this beautifully written, timely, and deeply transformative book is reaching people and speaking with a true, encouraging, and practical voice to those who seek to engage in the practice of prayer.

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Day Center Girl Scout Troop Cookie Sale
Mar
6
4:00 PM16:00

Day Center Girl Scout Troop Cookie Sale

Thank you for supporting Troop 41144 at the New Bethlehem Day Center!

We use our cookie money to support our program throughout the year. We are so grateful for the generosity of our community!

Our cookie booth will be on Mar 6th at Salt House Church at 4 pm. We would love to see you there!

CASH OR CHECK ONLY

If you have questions about this cookie sale, would like to order online or donate cookies, please contact Leah Elsener.

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Scott Erickson at Salt House
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Scott Erickson at Salt House

SCOTT ERICKSON at SALT HOUSE

You're invited to bring food to share for the morning - finger-food/appetizer style. Salt House will be providing some food, too. We'll let you know soon what that will look like

Help get the word out - If you're social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and would be willing to help share about the Scott Erickson event next week, I've put together several resources you can use to do that --> Photos and sample posts.


Join us for an exceptionally special experience at Salt House on Sunday morning, March 3 with Scott Erickson. We asked Scott if he’d come and spend some time with us at Salt House on a Sunday morning and said YES! Scott will be sharing his newest piece called SAY YES: A LITURGY OF NOT GIVING UP ON YOURSELF.


SAY YES is a multimedia storytelling experience that deals with the painful death of a dream.
When your dreams die, the voice of Giving Up speaks very poignantly about what your next options should be. But I discovered a hidden deeper path emerges. one that leads to an unexpected conversation with desire, vocation, and existence itself. “Liturgy” simply mean the “work of the people”…and our conversations about existence, giving up, suicide, disappointment, desires, vocation, hopes, dreams are communal conversations that we should corporately construct before existence itself. And they should involve comedy, singing, and art making. This is what we’ll do together.

Sunday, March 3 at 10:00am
Salt House Church
11920 NE 80th St.
Kirkland, WA 98072

CHILDCARE for littles and elementary age (please let us know if you need it at https://www.salthousechurch.org/childcare), but kids are more than welcome to join the large group. Expect 75-90 minutes of awesome.

A note about PARKING - We have limited space in our lot but here is an abundance of extra parking across the street at Lake Washington High School.

MAP --> https://bit.ly/2DleDaM

Oh, and also SNACKS!

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Provide a Meal
Feb
24
5:30 PM17:30

Provide a Meal

SIGN UP HERE—> http://signup.com/go/naXMARY

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: LASAGNA DINNER! Bread, Meat & Veggie Lasagna, Green Salad, 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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Work Day (Indoor)
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Work Day (Indoor)

IT'S TIME TO COME CLEAN!
CHURCH WORK DAY (Indoor*)

Sunday immediately after worship. We'll end our work together by 12pm. Plan to wear your cleaning clothes and lend your hands to do a  much-needed deep clean of our spaces!

*Note - this is an indoor work day. We have an outdoor work day scheduled for March 31.

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Worship at Salt House
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

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 8 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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Safe Haven Training
Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

Safe Haven Training

Our next SAFE HAVEN TRAININGwill be held on Sunday, Feb. 17 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 + Potluck
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck

It’s a POTLUCK! Please bring either a MAIN or SIDE dish to share with the community!


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 8 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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