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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 at Salt House
Jun
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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New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Training
Jun
24
12:30 PM12:30

New Bethlehem Day Center Volunteer Training

VOLUNTEER

Hours of operation:  2:00 PM - 8:00 PM, 7 days a week.

Approved Volunteers who are serving a shift can bring family members under 18 only.  Other friends or family members need to have gone through the Orientation/Volunteer Application process.

How to become a volunteer

More questions about volunteering? Our FAQ on Volunteering should help!

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS NEEDED DAILY:  

1:30-4 PM
4-6:15 PM
5:45-8:30 PM

2 Volunteers needed during each shift.

 1 Dining Room Volunteer

  • Supervise the kitchen and dining room.
  •  Assure that kitchen is kept running smoothly and that guests are getting what they need.
  •  Serve snacks and assure that volunteers who bring meals are directed. 
  •  Supervise the set-up and clean-up of food. 
  •  Communicate with staff when needed.

1 Family Room Volunteer

  • Supervise the schedule for laundry and showers.
  •  Assure that guests have the supplies needed. 
  •  Help keep the area tidy and supervise cleaning. 
  •  Oversee use of computers and play area.

General guidelines and tips for volunteers at the NBDC can be found in the Volunteer Handbook

CRAFT LEADER

Bring a craft idea and the supplies for the young (and young at heart!).  Let us know what time (either 4:30 or 6:30, working around the 6:00 dinner time) and what type of craft you will be bringing.

CLEANING

4 volunteers needed from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Monday.

Cleaning needs include:

  • Vacuum the living and dining areas.
  • Mop floors.
  • Run a couple of loads of laundry (towels and bathrobes).
  • Clean the showers and restock with toiletries. 
  • Help organize and clean supplies and storage areas.

TUTORS, COMPUTER HELP, ETC.

1 volunteer needed from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Thursday.

We will need flexible people to fill this role. We will make kids aware of this service, but it is up to them to show up at that time.

VAN DRIVER  

We are now transporting families from NBDC to the Overnight Shelter, which is at St. Peter United Methodist in Bellevue.  We are looking for volunteers willing to drive the program van.  The van will take no more than two trips nightly, leaving NBDC at 7:15 and 8:15 PM.  Driver must be an approved volunteer (completed background check, application and orientation).  In addition, drivers must submit copies of their insurance, driver license and driver abstract.  

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

  1. Attend an orientation.  Volunteer orientations will be held routinely and we will post upcoming dates.
  2. Complete the Volunteer Application.  
  3. Forward the Reference Form to 3 references.
  4.  After an orientation has been attended and your forms have been completed, you will be directed to an online sign-up to choose your shifts.

UPCOMING ORIENTATION DATES

  • May 27th at 12:30PM
  • June 24th at 12:30PM

Orientation will be held at The New Bethlehem Day Center:

11920 NE 80TH ST, SUITE 100, Kirkland WA.

Phone: 425 679 0350

Please RSVP to volunteer@nbpshelter.org to register for an orientation.

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Morning Men's Group (Weekly)
Jun
26
7:30 AM07:30

Morning Men's Group (Weekly)

Join us on Tuesday mornings for our Salt House Men's Group. We meet at 7:30am and strive to foster relationships and mutual affirmation. We spend time sharing our own stories, reading scripture, reflecting on what God is saying to us as a group and as individuals, and we pray for one another. 

SIGN UP or VIEW THE UPCOMING CALENDAR HERE: https://salthouse.churchcenter.com/groups/small-groups/tuesday-morning-men-s-group

 

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Worship + Potluck Meal
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

POTLUCK! Please bring either a MAIN or SIDE dish to share with the community after worship. Good and sacred things happen when we eat together.


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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Worship at Salt House
Jul
8
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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Worship + Potluck Meal
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

POTLUCK! Please bring either a MAIN or SIDE dish to share with the community after worship. Good and sacred things happen when we eat together.


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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Worship at Salt House
Jul
22
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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Worship at Salt House
Jul
29
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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Worship + Potluck Meal
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

POTLUCK! Please bring either a MAIN or SIDE dish to share with the community after worship. Good and sacred things happen when we eat together.


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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Worship at Salt House
Aug
12
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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Worship + Potluck Meal
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

POTLUCK! Please bring either a MAIN or SIDE dish to share with the community after worship. Good and sacred things happen when we eat together.


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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Worship at Salt House
Aug
26
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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Worship + Potluck Meal
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

POTLUCK! Please bring either a MAIN or SIDE dish to share with the community after worship. Good and sacred things happen when we eat together.


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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Salt House Families Gathering
Jun
16
5:30 PM17:30

Salt House Families Gathering

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).  We'd like you to know you're invited to jump in as we are gathering on Saturday, June 16 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (ish) at Cory and Stephanie Cuthbertson's home in Bellevue (address provided upon RSVP to rachelh@salthousechurch.org)

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 the basement or 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.

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

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Salt House Council Meeting
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Salt House Council Meeting

The Salt House Council meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. It's an open meeting and anyone is invited to attend, especially if you're like to engage with the rhythms of leadership at Salt House. You are also invited to pray for these folks as they engage and serve the Salt House community.

 

 

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Annual Congregational Meeting
Jun
10
10:45 PM22:45

Annual Congregational Meeting

Friends, we need you this Sunday. 

Our multi-functional Sunday morning will first draw us into a meaningful time of worship and conversation of how we COLLABORATE with God with all that we have: including our money.  

Then, we need your voice as we vote together on our FY19 budget - one practical way we'll COLLABORATE with God in the year to come, as well as approving Pastor Sara's compensation package to finalize her call to serve us as pastor as we launch as an #adult church. It's all part of our first ever annual meeting happening at 10:45am. 

You can grab a look at the FY19 budget here

PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING A FEW MINUTES EARLY TO CHECK IN AND GRAB YOUR BALLOTS FOR THE MEETING. 

A word about voting eligibility: If you're planning on voting on Sunday, your name must be on the Salt House Congregational Charter list. If you haven't signed the charter, it will be available on Sunday morning. Questions? Check out our Charter FAQs.

 

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Worship at Salt House
Jun
10
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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Worship + Community Meal
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Community Meal

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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First Communion Celebration
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

First Communion Celebration

Join us for the First Communion Celebration during worship on June 3, 2018

WHAT IS HOLY COMMUNION?

Holy Communion is considered one of the two sacraments in the Lutheran (ELCA) church (Baptism is the other).  This means that we believe that something happens, that God is present in a wonderful way in the everyday things of bread and wine/juice.

No one ever fully understands the mystery of Jesus’ presence in this meal, but 1st grade is an engaging age to have a conversation about it. (Knowing that some kids will join in the conversation when they're older for various reasons).

We call it “First Communion,” regardless of whether your child has had communion or not. It can be a first, or an explanation and conversation of what has already happened.

The structure of our First Communion experience is to have two classes (with intentional at-home conversations for families in-between the two).  The experience culminates on a Sunday morning set aside as the First Communion Sunday, where our whole Salt House community celebrates this important faith milestone in the lives of our children.

If you have a child who would like to participate in First Communion, please email us with answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have a 1st grader (or older) who would like to participate in our First Communion class? Please include their name and age.
  • If yes, do these dates work for you family?  
    • 1st Class: May 6th, 11:30-1pm
    • 2nd Class: May 20th, 11:30-1pm
    • First Communion Sunday: June 3rd during worship

We continue to sculpt the experience of First Communion, recognizing that we all come from various backgrounds. Please let Rachel or Pastor Sara know of any questions, concerns, or ideas – we’re open to meeting you and your family in a way that is meaningful.

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Neighborhood Meeting - New Bethlehem Day Center
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Neighborhood Meeting - New Bethlehem Day Center

May 3, 2018
Dear Fellow Community Members,                 

We would like to continue our ongoing engagement with you about our commitment to making a difference in the lives of our Eastside neighbors experiencing homelessness. As you know, the New Bethlehem Day Center opened its doors in our basement in November 2016. As you might recall from our previous communications, the New Bethlehem Day Center is a partnership among Salt House, Catholic Community Services and the New Bethlehem Project team which is focused on increasing the resources available to assist families experiencing homelessness in our community.  We are open every day from 2-8pm. You can get additional information about the New Bethlehem Day Center and the New Bethlehem Project at www.nbpshelter.org.

We would like to invite you to join us to share your feedback about the operations and impact of the New Bethlehem Day Center on our neighborhood, and to get a chance to meet us and the New Bethlehem Day Center staff. We would welcome your attendance at a Neighborhood Forum on Monday, May 21 at 7pm, hosted by Salt House at 11920 NE 80th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033.  This semi-annual forum is intended to provide a time to share feedback, take a tour of the Day Center if you haven’t yet had a chance to stop by, and for us to continue to deepen our understanding of the needs and interests of all of our neighbors.

At our May forum we would also like to update you about plans for the new 24-hour permanent shelter for families and adult women experiencing homelessness, which will be located on the NW corner of the Salt House property. The building will provide a permanent location for the Eastside shelters and day centers currently run by CCS (who will run the family program) and The Sophia Way (who will operate the program for adult women). We are actively in the fund-raising phase with the Eastside CARES campaign underway and expect to break ground on the new building in early 2019. Note that May 9th is this year’s GiveBIG one-day online giving event. If you’re interested and able to contribute, May 9th is the perfect opportunity! You can find information about the Eastside CARES campaign at www.eastsidecares.org.

We are always open to hear your thoughts; the Forum is just one opportunity. You can also participate in an online discussion we are hosting on our website at www.salthousechurch.org/forum. We see community participation as key to our success and we want to work with you to provide a healthy community for all persons. Always feel welcome to contact us individually at this time or in the future. 

On behalf of the families served by the current day center, and the families and women who will be served by the new shelter, thank you for considering attending the forum or offering your input in any way to the process.

Sincerely,

Pastor Sara Wolbrecht, Salt House
425-298-4973 – saraw@salthousechurch.org

Bill Hallerman, Catholic Community Services
billhall@ccsww.org

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First Communion Class #2
May
20
11:15 AM11:15

First Communion Class #2

WHAT IS HOLY COMMUNION?

Holy Communion is considered one of the two sacraments in the Lutheran (ELCA) church (Baptism is the other).  This means that we believe that something happens, that God is present in a wonderful way in the everyday things of bread and wine/juice.

No one ever fully understands the mystery of Jesus’ presence in this meal, but 1st grade is an engaging age to have a conversation about it. (Knowing that some kids will join in the conversation when they're older for various reasons).

We call it “First Communion,” regardless of whether your child has had communion or not. It can be a first, or an explanation and conversation of what has already happened.

The structure of our First Communion experience is to have two classes (with intentional at-home conversations for families in-between the two).  The experience culminates on a Sunday morning set aside as the First Communion Sunday, where our whole Salt House community celebrates this important faith milestone in the lives of our children.

If you have a child who would like to participate in First Communion, please email us with answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have a 1st grader (or older) who would like to participate in our First Communion class? Please include their name and age.
  • If yes, do these dates work for you family?  
    • 1st Class: May 6th, 11:30-1pm
    • 2nd Class: May 20th, 11:30-1pm
    • First Communion Sunday: June 3rd during worship

We continue to sculpt the experience of First Communion, recognizing that we all come from various backgrounds. Please let Rachel or Pastor Sara know of any questions, concerns, or ideas – we’re open to meeting you and your family in a way that is meaningful.

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Worship + Potluck Meal
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

POTLUCK! Please bring either a MAIN or SIDE dish to share with the community after worship. Good and sacred things happen when we eat together.


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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Worship at Salt House
May
13
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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First Communion Class #1
May
6
11:15 AM11:15

First Communion Class #1

WHAT IS HOLY COMMUNION?


Holy Communion is considered one of the two sacraments in the Lutheran (ELCA) church (Baptism is the other).  This means that we believe that something happens, that God is present in a wonderful way in the everyday things of bread and wine/juice.

No one ever fully understands the mystery of Jesus’ presence in this meal, but 1st grade is an engaging age to have a conversation about it. (Knowing that some kids will join in the conversation when they're older for various reasons).

We call it “First Communion,” regardless of whether your child has had communion or not. It can be a first, or an explanation and conversation of what has already happened.

The structure of our First Communion experience is to have two classes (with intentional at-home conversations for families in-between the two).  The experience culminates on a Sunday morning set aside as the First Communion Sunday, where our whole Salt House community celebrates this important faith milestone in the lives of our children.

If you have a child who would like to participate in First Communion, please email us with answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have a 1st grader (or older) who would like to participate in our First Communion class? Please include their name and age.
  • If yes, do these dates work for you family?  
    • 1st Class: May 6th, 11:30-1pm
    • 2nd Class: May 20th, 11:30-1pm
    • First Communion Sunday: June 3rd during worship

We continue to sculpt the experience of First Communion, recognizing that we all come from various backgrounds. Please let Rachel or Pastor Sara know of any questions, concerns, or ideas – we’re open to meeting you and your family in a way that is meaningful.

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STAR WARS SUNDAY!
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

STAR WARS SUNDAY!

Join us on Sunday, May 6 for STAR WARS SUNDAY! We welcome guest preacher (and Salt House resident Star Wars Expert) Tim Clemensen. And stick around for our community meal afterward!

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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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Worship at Salt House
Apr
22
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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Middle School Meet Up
Apr
15
11:30 AM11:30

Middle School Meet Up

The Middle School Meet Up will be on Sunday, April 15th at 11:30am (directly after church).  We will be meeting at Pagliacci Pizza for lunch and games.  The restaurant is right down the road from church. The address is 13005 NE 70th Place, Kirkland. If you’re unable to drive, let me know and I can carpool kids there.  Plan on us meeting for about an hour. Please RSVP to Rachel.

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COMMUNITY FORUM - Salt House Constitution & Bylaws
Apr
15
11:15 AM11:15

COMMUNITY FORUM - Salt House Constitution & Bylaws

You're invited to a COMMUNITY FORUM on the Salt House Constitution and Bylaws after worship on Sunday, April 15. The Constitution Team will lead a discussion on the current progress, the proposed changes, and desired outcomes. This is a great opportunity to ask ALL THE QUESTIONS you have related to the formation of our governing documents.

READ THE MOST CURRENT DRAFT OF THE SALT HOUSE CONSTITUTION HERE.

 

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Worship + Potluck Meal
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Worship + Potluck Meal

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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Worship at Salt House
Apr
8
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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Easter Sunday at Salt House
Apr
1
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Sunday at Salt House

Easter

Join us on Easter Sunday at Salt House. Things kick off at 10am with our Easter morning service followed by brunch and an 11:15am Easter Egg Hunt.

At Salt House, we have a casual, authentic, and interactive approach to worship and life together that centers on embodying Jesus’ example. Our core practices include:

  ● Being change(d)  
  ● Engaging in the needs of homelessness
  ● Eating together
  ● Generosity
  ● Listening for God
  ● Radical welcome of ALL people
  ● Sharing our stories

So, how does the 2000-year-old Easter story of Jesus’ death and resurrection get told and understood within these practices and approach to life? Join us on Easter Sunday to find out. And you’d better believe there will be a few surp(rise)s.

HERE IS SOME MORE GOOD SALT HOUSE INFO:

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Good Friday
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Good Friday

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Join us at Salt House for a Good Friday experience starting at 9:00pm. We'll observe the final days of Jesus' earthly life through scripture, song, and experience together. The evening begins with appetizers and conversation and ends at the cross. 

This service will be flavored with the journey we've been on at Salt House of Falling Upward. The Jesus-story invites us to see how the catalyst of transformation that moves us upward actually begins in letting go, falling to the ground, being buried, dying. That’s how growth happens. To be like seeds. The journey up actually begins by moving down.

Good Friday is the culmination of our Lenten Journey, but it's not the end of the story. Join us for Easter worship on Sunday, April 1 at 10:00am

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SPRING CLEANUP
Mar
25
11:30 AM11:30

SPRING CLEANUP

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Join us this Sunday for our SPRING CLEANUP WORK DAY. Please take a moment to sign-up and let us know if you can help -- even if for only a short time following worship. Thank you!

Snacks will be provided. For the kids, we'll have the option of a kid-friendly movie in the sanctuary. OR, we’ll also have clean-up jobs that are kid appropriate should you want your kiddos to be engaged in learning what it means to care for this amazing space God’s given us!

Here's a very brief overview of the work we'll be doing:

INSIDE: Kitchen cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, paint touchup, lightbulb replacements, basic hardware installs, etc.

OUTSIDE: Weeding, debris cleaning, playground cleanup, moving bark to beds, pressure washing, windows 

NEEDS: pressure washer, ladders, vacuums, wall patch stuff, magic erasers, buckets, soapy water, wheel barrows, shovels.

 

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Worship at Salt House
Mar
25
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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COMMUNITY FORUM - Salt House Constitution & Bylaws
Mar
18
11:15 AM11:15

COMMUNITY FORUM - Salt House Constitution & Bylaws

You're invited to a COMMUNITY FORUM on the Salt House Constitution and Bylaws after worship on Sunday, March 18. The Constitution Team will lead a discussion on the current progress, the proposed changes, and desired outcomes. This is a great opportunity to ask ALL THE QUESTIONS you have related to the formation of our governing documents.

 

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