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11920 Northeast 80th Street
Kirkland, WA, 98033


We are a Jesus-focused, inclusive community of faith that strives to live as Jesus lived in real, everyday ways. Come Thrive Go. Salt House is a Church on Seattle's Eastside located in Kirkland, Washington. 

Location: 11920 NE 80th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033.


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Volunteer Orientation for New Bethlehem Day Center
12:30 PM12:30

Volunteer Orientation for New Bethlehem Day Center


  1. Attend an orientation. Volunteer orientations will be held routinely and we will post upcoming dates.
  2. Complete the Volunteer Application.
  3. 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.


Orientations will be held on the last Sunday of every month at The New Bethlehem Day Center: 11920 NE 80TH ST, SUITE 100, Kirkland WA.

Phone: 425-679-0350

Please RSVP to to register for an orientation.

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Sound of Music Sing-a-long
1:30 PM13:30

Sound of Music Sing-a-long

Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music

We bought 12 tickets! Let us know if you'd like to go and we'll save the ticket(s) for you.

Tickets currently available:
8 adult tickets at $26.50
4 child tickets at $21.50

Our seats are front and center of the balcony.  
Please email Jason Bendickson to reserve your ticket.

The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world and is now back in Seattle!

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! Be sure to arrive early to participate in the very popular costume contest. Get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for the perfect night out.

The Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours, which includes the costume contest, the movie and an intermission.

See the 5th Avenue Theater Website for more info.

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Worship at Salt House guest speaker Kara Haug
10:00 AM10:00

Worship at Salt House guest speaker Kara Haug

On October 9, we welcome Kara Haug, the creator of Grace Unbound, a ministry dedicated to sexuality education rooted in the spirit.

Grace Unbound's PURPOSE: 

To provide comprehensive sexual education that call upon all areas in our lives and how they impact our whole selves; as well as providing a place of support where shame can be replaced by grace and healing. We believe in, support and are advocates for the LGBTQ Community. 

Grace Unbound's POINT-OF-VIEW: 

To acknowledge that God created us as spiritual and sexual beings and as a church we need to minister to and support the needs of the whole person.

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Kara Haug is the creator of Grace Unbound. She has her BA in Psychology from Hope College in Holland, MI., a Masters in Theological Studies from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA., as well as a Post-Grad Certificate in Sexual Health Education and Counseling from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Youth ministry and foster care have been her main career focus. 

Kara always asks the big questions; looking for connections to our world and the way people interact in this world together.  Through her experiences in human services, working with youth and the ministry, she has seen the way sexuality and our relationships with God (or lack thereof) affects us to our cores.  This began her fascination with the topics of sexuality and theology. She believes these are the two most intimate parts of a person and that they affect our daily decisions and our politics.

Kara is available as a resource for your congregation or non-profit.  She may be a consultant for your program, or as a speaker at an event. If interested in seeking guidance from Kara or having her speak please fill out the contact form.

Kara lives in Sacramento, California with her pastor husband and her two young children. 

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Tiger Mountain Hike
11:00 AM11:00

Tiger Mountain Hike

Grab your hiking boots and a friend and join us for a hike up to Poo Poo Point at Tiger Mountain! We'll start the hike at 11:00 a.m. and aim to be back between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

PARKING AT THE TRAILHEAD IS LIMITED. If you'd like to carpool from Salt House, let us know and we'll arrange it. Otherwise, you can meet us at the trail head (directions below, or click on the map)


For info about the hike, check out the Washington Trails Association page for Poo Poo Point

Driving Directions to the Trailhead

From I-90 east, take Exit 17 for Front Street and head south through the picturesque old downtown. 2.8 miles from the exit, find the new parking lot.

For alternative parking you could check the Issaquah High School lot. The entrance is 0.3 miles north on Second Ave SE. There are several sections to the lot, and some sections are marked on the pavement "Staff Only." Try to find a slot in an unrestricted area.

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12:00 PM12:00


Join us between 12:00pm and 5:30pm for a Work Party at Salt House. We'll be spending the afternoon doing some work around the property to 'give back' to Salt House as we prepare for our 1 year anniversary (on Easter Sunday).  It's a season of spring cleaning for us. There's a list of tasks we'll be tackling below!


  • Work gloves

  • Cleaning rags

  • Tools for assembling, disassembling, and installing items

  • If you plan on helping paint, bring a brush and roller

-          Corner Sign scrub clean (lower part)
-          Clean Windows (outside)
-          Break down pallet and wooden crate, haul away
-          Remove mattress & box spring, haul away

-          Remove shelves from hallway
-          Taping off door jams and windows
-          Painting (paint over words and then pull stickers off)
-          Clean Windows

-          Paint Trees in Sunday School Room (Dani Dodge)
-          Secure TV to cart (nylon baggage straps)
-          Hang bulletin board
-          Disassemble and remove conference room table
-          Assemble 2 IKEA Kallax shelf units
-          Hang file board
-          Hang magnetic board
-          Affix wood tree-trunks
-          Decorate room
-          Clean Baseboards
-          Clean Windows

-          Hang flower canvases in women’s (hallway) restroom
-          WD-40 large stall door in the women’s (hallway) restroom
-          Clean tape off of stall doors in women’s (kitchen) restroom
-          Install wall hooks in front (gender neutral) bathroom
-          Install cabinet in front (gender neutral) bathroom
-          Assemble cabinet for corner of (gender neutral) bathroom
-          Clean windows

-          Hang lights at top of sanctuary beams
-          Clean baseboards
-          Clean windows
-          Easter lilies (fake) put into white vases

-          Haul refrigerator away (located in furnace room)
-          Hang small black and gold cross on wall
-          Deep cleaning of appliances and other spaces
-          Clean Windows

-          Organize work room
-          Remove / haul tree trunks
-          Remove / haul old trinity sign
-          Install pegboard
-          Lay down some plywood in attic
-          Move Christmas boxes into attic
-          Clean Windows

-          Move one pew from basement to fellowship hall
-          Move other two pews to basement hallway
-          Disassemble *fully* Christmas tree. Bind branches together, label sections
-          Organize and secure Christmas stuff
-          Label all Christmas boxes
-          Move Christmas stuff from basement to workroom/sacristy

-          Clean baseboards
-          Clean slanted wall (under counter)
-          Clean Windows

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Children's Ministry Pow-Wow
4:00 PM16:00

Children's Ministry Pow-Wow

Please join us on January 31 for our Children's Ministry Pow-Wow at 4:00 p.m. (Right before worship) at Salt House.

One of the beautiful blessings of having a more intimately sized church family is that we can together be involved in shaping who we are and what we do - which holds true with Salt House' ministry with and for children. But we also have some unique challenges our ministry leaders are facing, one of which is the breadth of ages in our children. 

We want to hear what your needs and hopes are for your family and the ministry to and with children at Salt House.  We will arrange for our children to have childcare in the nursery during our meeting (and to have an especially good time in there!).

Let us know if you will be there (send a quick email to And if you can't make it but what to share your thoughts and perspective you can do that, too.




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Thrive Event: ComedySportz Seattle
1:30 PM13:30

Thrive Event: ComedySportz Seattle

Thrive Event: ComedySportz, Jan 24

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ComedySportz is an all-improv comedy show. This means the show is based entirely on the suggestions made from the audience. No two shows are the same and always hilarious. 

Carpool from Salt House, leaving around 1:30, to the Atlas Theater in Fremont, Seattle. The show starts at 2:30. We'll be back in time for worship. $10.

About ComedySportz!

"At CSz Seattle we do funny. Our comedians specialize in improv comedy, meaning our shows are based entirely on your suggestions. Our trained comedy professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. For those reasons, no two CSz shows are ever the same."




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Worship & Dinner
5:30 PM17:30

Worship & Dinner


This Sunday we're kicking off a new series on BALANCE! Sunday evening at 5:30pm!

Also, we've got our first-of-the-month meal prepared by our amazing Salt House kitchen staff. As always, they'd love any help you can give...there are still a few things we'd like a few volunteers to help out. Click this link to our Volunteer Spot to sign-up to bring something or help in the kitchen!!1350962/false/false

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday we join in a family meal at Salt House. Following worship this Sunday, we'll warm up with a delicious soup supper prepared by our volunteers.

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6:30 PM18:30


Deck the Halls on Nov. 29

After worship on November 29th we'll kick off the Advent season by cranking up the holiday tunes, enjoying some festive snacks and decorating the Salt House space for the season. Families can work together to make Advent Logs ($5 donation suggested). 

Here are some photos of the Advent Logs created last year at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.

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Ugly Sweater Run
11:00 AM11:00

Ugly Sweater Run


This is the OG.  The Original.  The Ugly Sweater Run™ is hitting King County’s Marymoor Park on November 28th at 11:00 am.


Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the best 5k of the year.  Join thousands of runners and walkers from around the nation at a local Ugly Sweater Run near you. If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider.  All you have to do is register online to join in the fun.

The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets and through parks depending on the city. The start line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. You can ditch that Gatorade because you’ll be able to replenish those electrolytes at the good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate station on the course.

After you’ve completed your run, join us at the post run festivities.  This holiday 5k has everything your five-year old self would want with a few perks of adulthood. So after the race, take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy and celebrate your run with one  Sam Adams beer  and other holiday goodies. Awards for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, worst sweater, best sweater will follow the race.

The Ugly Sweater Run has partnered with Save the Children, a child advocacy nonprofit that gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm in the US and around the world. Make sure to select their registration type when you register, so that together we can help transform children’s lives and the future we all share.


Ummm…we recommend wearing an Ugly Sweater and show up ready to party with your friends at the coolest run in the country. 

You must bring your ID and be of age to consume adult beverages.

That’s it for the rule section.

*The Ugly Sweater Run™ Pricing & Deadlines*

Solo Runner/Walker

  • $25 Early Registration
  • $30 starting Jul. 28, 2015
  • $35 starting Aug. 24, 2015
  • $40 starting Sep. 21, 2015
  • $45 starting Oct. 29, 2015
  • $50 day of registration, if available


Volunteer for The Ugly Sweater Run Elf Troupe!

Volunteers will help with various tasks, such as checking in participants, passing out swag, handing out hot chocolate on the course, spreading holiday cheer, and much more! Click HERE to find your city and sign up!


Yes.  It does.  Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, and one Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard hard cider (if you’re of age of course!). A closed course full of Hot Chocolate aid stations, snow blowers, and the biggest Santa inflatable around will await you. Make sure to enter the ugly sweater contests to win great prizes. What are you waiting for? Register now!

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GO-OP: Serve at Hopelink in Kirkland
5:00 PM17:00

GO-OP: Serve at Hopelink in Kirkland


Canned Meals
Canned Meat
Dry Beans
Fruit (Canned or Fresh)
Peanut Butter
Tomato Products
Vegetables (Canned or Fresh)
Baby Food


WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 5-7 PM

WHERE: Hopelink Kirkland/Northshore Center, 11011 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033

WHY:  When a family doesn't have enough food - the most basic human need - stability in other areas is impossible. Hopelink provides food for survival and nutrition education for self-sufficiency.

WHAT: i.e. Food bank and warehouse projects. These will include, but not limited to, sorting donations, restocking our shelves, repacking bulk product, organizing and cleaning work spaces, and more.

PARKING: Please park in front of building (along the street is ok), but not to the side or in the back. The latter spaces are reserved for our food bank clients.

APPAREL:  Hopelink’s dress guidelines state, “No flip-flops or open-toed shoes are allowed in food banks.  No cut-offs, halter, tube or tank tops are allowed at any time, and short, skirts or dresses should not be more than two inches above the top of the knee.  T-shirts should not have large pictures/slogans and sunglasses should not be worn indoors or when interacting with clients.”  For your safety, please also refrain from wearing dangly or large jewelry.

DRUG FREE ENVIRONMENT:  We do not allow individuals to be under the influence or in possession of alcohol or drugs in Hopelink facilities.


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FALL KICKOFF! Dinner + Worship + Football
5:30 PM17:30

FALL KICKOFF! Dinner + Worship + Football


It's a dinner + worship + football mashup! Join us  as we watch the game on our big 'ol projection screen with hi-fi sound, enjoy some great grub (bring something to share), and worship together during half-time! It promises to be a great evening.

Find out more about the event on our Salt House Kickoff Page

Join us for our regular worship gathering on Sundays at 5:30pm. Childcare is provided for kids ages birth to 4 years old.

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays we have dinner together

  • 1st Sunday dinner is made for us
  • 3rd Sunday dinner is potluck (so bring food to share). 

You're invited to bring a potluck dish to share according to the first letter of your last name:

A thru I - Bring Side
J thru Q - Bring Dessert
R thru Z - Bring Entree

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Worship + Dinner
5:30 PM17:30

Worship + Dinner

Join us for our regular worship gathering on Sundays at 5:30pm. Childcare is provided for kids ages birth to 4 years old.

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays we have dinner together

  • 1st Sunday dinner is made for us
  • 3rd Sunday dinner is potluck (so bring food to share). You're invited to bring a potluck dish to share according to the first letter of your last name:

THIS SUNDAY'S MENU: penne pasta, meat and veggie sauces, salads, fruit and desserts.

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Salt House Fundraiser
to Aug 20

Salt House Fundraiser


TUPPERWARE! All the stuff you knew you needed, but didn't know it was Tupperware!

Between now and August 20, we have been given us an opportunity to help raise funds for Salt House through purchasing items from Tupperware. You'll be able to pick from many of the the best items Tupperware has to offer and %40 of the proceeds will go directly to Salt House.

  1. Click on this link directing you to the Salt House Fundraising page.
  2. Browse, click, and buy.
  3. Enjoy your new Tupperware and sleep better at night knowing you've helped support Salt House through your generosity.
  4. Share this link with your friends and encourage them pick up a few new Tupperware items as well.

At Salt House we believe that God is exceedingly generous with us and we, in turn, want to live generous lives. If Tupperware ain't your thing and you would like to bless Salt House with a gift, you can do that as well. It's easy to give to Salt House directly through our giving page.

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Movies at Marymoor Park: Goonies
7:00 PM19:00

Movies at Marymoor Park: Goonies



Entertainment:  Trivia + special appearance by the Seattle Seafair Pirates!

Food Trucks: Menchie’s Redmond Way, Caramia’s Sweetie Treaties, Kettle Corn, Wicked PiesCrisp CreperieHallava FalafalLos ChilangosBread and Circuses

Cost: Entry is $5 per person, at the event, for entertainment, trivia, food truck area and activities. Five and under is free. Seating opens at 7:00 pm and movie starts at dusk.




Marymoor Park – 6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA.

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2015 Movies at Marymoor Park
Events open at 7 pm for the first six events and 6:30 pm for the last two.
Click plus signs below for entertainment and event details.


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Third-sty Thursday | Juanita Pub
7:00 PM19:00

Third-sty Thursday | Juanita Pub

On the 3rd Thursday in June we'll gather at Juanita Pub.

Grab a brew, watch some sportsball, have some conversation. This is a time to simply hang out and get to know each other better. Friends are welcome, too. June 18, 7pm.

On the third Thursday of every month we get together at a different pub to hang out, chat, drink some beer, and basically have a great time. Anyone is welcome, so bring a friend and join us! Have an idea for a great pub we should hit? Just show up and let us know where you think we should go next. Rules vary by pub, but some locations will be 21 and over.

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Worship + Dinner (Potluck)
5:30 PM17:30

Worship + Dinner (Potluck)

Join us for our regular worship gathering on Sundays at 5:30pm.
Childcare is provided for kids ages birth to 4 years old in our nursery.

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays we have dinner together:

  • 1st Sunday dinner is made for us
  • 3rd Sunday dinner is potluck (so bring food to share). You're invited to bring a potluck dish to share according to the first letter of your last name:

A thru I - Bring an Entree
J thru Q - Bring a Side
R thru Z - Bring a Dessert

Dishes should be ready-to-serve when you arrive (no prep). Throw your dish down on the tables when you walk in and then join us for worship.

What to expect when you come to worship at Salt House - click below.

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