One of the very first things we did as a community, even before Salt House officially existed, was engaging in our core practice of EATING TOGETHER. Pastor Sara invites us into a conversation on the importance of knowing who we're eating with and why.
Justin McRoberts is an artist, speaker, author, and curator who invites us to see ourselves and our world as part of a cohesive, Divinely-orchestrated story. And this morning, the story continues as Justin invites us into the challenge of living out our core practice of Radical Welcome.
This Sunday our LOVE IS A VERB fall sermon series focuses on our core practice of HEARING GOD. Pastor Sara will help us see how the ways God spoke in the Bible are deeply connected to our ways of hearing God now. Join us as we explore how a central part of love is the practice of paying attention.
As we launch our fall series LOVE IS A VERB, we welcome to the Salt House microphone Amber North, program director at the New Bethlehem Day Center. Come and be inspired through Amber's story and her deep love for the work of engaging with the needs of homelessness in our region.
BIG NEWS THIS SUNDAY! Friends, as we shift into the fall, the leaves aren't the only thing changing. Changes are happening at Salt House and we're pumped to share exciting news, We'll also have a chance to reflect together around tables and over brunch on how we each want to show up and engage in the season to come. DON'T MISS this pivotal moment for our community!
We welcome guest speaker Elizabeth Rawlings - an ordained Lutheran Pastor who most recently served as the Executive Director and Pastor at The Sanctuary: a Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry at the University of Washington. She has a story to tell and for our Forming Questions series, she brings the question: "What Are You Doing Here?"
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.
We welcome Hyla Dobaj as she shares her story. This part two of a three-part series of messages over these summer months that invite us into deeper understanding of our core practice of engaging with the needs of homelessness in our region.
Hyla has been around Salt House for a couple years and is part of the New Bethlehem Day Center family. She has been involved with the work of the Day Center on many levels, both as a former client and now as an advocate and volunteer! Thank you, Hyla, for sharing your story with us.
This Sunday we continue to experiment with our practice of FEASTING together, as a we put some of our Salt House Core Practices into practice – gathering around tables, because good and sacred things happen when we eat together. Join us at the table as we hear Jesus' question asked of us: Who do you say that I am?
Questions are often the catalysts that lead to transformation in us and how we experience our world. Yet so often we don't have the time, space, bandwidth, courage to form and face big questions. This Sunday Pastor Sara invites us to make space to form our questions. What are the questions you are carrying?
Jesus was Jewish - and our experience as Jesus-followers is deepened beyond measure when we make room to listen to the stories, experiences and teaching of our Jewish friends. This Sunday, we welcome back Rabbi Ted Falcon as we turn to parts of the Creation Story in Genesis (and one of God's questions found there), letting our questions form (and form us), together.
During our First Sunday Feast Pastor Sara invites us to consider the story of Zaccheus. As Jesus extends the invitation to eat with this less-than-respected man, we have to ask ourselves some questions about who is invited to the table.
We dive more fully into our summer series FORM!NG QUE?TIONS. This week, we turn our attention to the psalms as we spend some intentional time listening for God in scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina.
Sister Liz Colver shares part of her story inviting us into the risky and vulnerable space where we are both known and come to know one another more deeply.
Our summer series FORM!ING QUE?TIONS kicks off with our series trailers, some orienting information, a bit of Pastor Sara's story, and an eye-opening perspective on the Moses + Burning Bush text found in Exodus 3.
Every Pentecost Sunday, which falls 50 days after Easter, churches around the world read this weird text from Acts 2. It is such a beautiful opportunity for us in this modern moment to reflect on what the heck the Holy Spirit is and what it is about and why this matters for us, today.
Pastor Sara takes some time to set us up for our annual meeting. And while this particular sermon is about how we can engage in our meeting, it's also the posture we take for the vitality and community life at Salt House!
Pastor Sara invites us to consider the importance of servant leadership as we hear from two new council nominees, Macy and Linnea. Also, as we approach Memorial Day Weekend, we look toward the practice of sabbath as there will be no gathering at Salt House that Sunday.
The Jesus-story teaches us about our universal rhythm of Deaths & Resurrections: that we, as God's Beloveds, must always move toward those who are suffering.
Amanda Phillips, our Meals Team Leader invites us into how we understand hospitality, eating together, and the presence of God - especially with the stranger.
Guess what? Easter isn’t over. In fact: death and resurrection is the way of things, so we’re spending the next few weeks experiencing this on Sunday mornings. Today, we engage with the story of "Doubting Thomas."
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.
STORIES MATTER! That is one of our core practices at Salt House: hearing and sharing our stories together. Today we engage in our final prayer practice (intercession) through Sarah Urie's Salt House Story.
Our culture doesn’t know what to do with tears and the complexity of emotions that fuel them: most often anger, sadness, and disappointment. This Sunday we explore what we can do through the prayer practice of lament. Lament is an often neglected vocabulary in our lives that uniquely accesses and expresses the deep sighs and griefs of our lives and world. Join the experience Sunday, on our journey through Lent, together.
The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you. -David Lynch.
This Sunday’s Lenten prayer practice is meditation. Do you know the well-documented and widespread benefits of meditation? Whether meditation is new to you or a regular practice, join us Sunday as we make space to grow in awareness – and become more and more ourselves – through three forms of meditation.
When it comes to prayer, practicing prayer doesn’t make perfect but it does have the powerful potential to change the way we think, live, and love. We take time to explore and pray together by engaging with the practice of fasting. Fasting uniquely equips us and grows us through the process of emptying and ceasing.
How do we connect with God through the physicality of our bodies? Sunday, we explore this with special guest Karen Ullery, who will lead us into simple, grounding practices of prayer that involve our hands, our feet, our breath – practices we can do throughout our week to release stress and connect with our God who is with us, always.
Lent begins with a question - WHO AM I? Pastor Sara invites us into the Lenten journey of self discovery and goodness of God's blessing in our lives this season.
What do you know of Islamic prayer? This Sunday, we welcome Omer Iqbal from M.A.P.S. (Muslim Association of Puget Sound) to deepen our understanding and experience of Islamic prayer. In our conversation on PRAYER, we welcome this chance to hear the voice of our Muslim neighbors.
Omer works for Microsoft, is a husband and dad, and chairs the Interfaith and Outreach Committee for M.A.P.S, a team focused on fostering conversation and relationship outside the Muslim community.
What does it look like to pray for healing in a progressive community? Pastor Sara explores this question with the Salt House community and invites us to engage in a guided practice of healing prayer.