Response to the Israel-Gaza Conflict
by Jason Bendickson on November 5th, 2023
In response to the conflict in Gaza, here are some ways to join with others in solidarity and prayer, how to contact your member of congress to urge them support an immediate ceasefire and open humanitarian corridors, a place to sign a public statement, a place to give to disaster relief, and a message from our Presiding Bishop. You can hear a message from the ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: https://...  Read More
Finance Update - FY23, Q1
by Jason Bendickson on October 23rd, 2023
Here is our quarterly finance update with Salt House Treasurer, Irwin Dolobowsky. We offer these quarterly updates to offer transparent and timely communication with the Salt House community about our financial outlook. This update covers Q1 of our current fiscal year (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024). Thank you, Irwin!...  Read More
Meet Pastor Kathryn Buffum
by Jason Bendickson on August 2nd, 2023
During Pastor Sara's medical leave, Pastor Kathryn will be here to support and manage the staff, interface with our Synod and Lutheran denomination as needed, and collaborate with our Church Council.Pastor Kathryn Buffum has been a member here at Salt House since almost the beginning. Before being a pastor, she was a dentist who ran her own practice. She was a pastor here in Seattle. During her pr...  Read More
Finance Update - July 30, 2023
by Jason Bendickson on August 1st, 2023
Salt House Treasurer Irwin Dolobowsky gives us a finance update, Specifically, how we ended the FY23, some updates on who is part of our finance team, and a reminder that we will continue to accept pledges for the FY24. View the slides from the presentation below. If you still need to submit (or change) your pledge for FY24, you can do that HERE....  Read More
Job Opening - Groundskeeper (Part-Time)
by Jason Bendickson on July 25th, 2023
Salt House Church is a progressive faith community on the Eastside seeking a groundskeeper to join our team. CONTACT US TO SUBMIT A RESUME.Responsibilities:Primary function: The Groundskeeper will work to present safe, clean, well-maintained, and welcoming grounds and church building exterior. Work hours must be coordinated around building events.Principal Duties and Responsibilities:General care ...  Read More
Pastor Sara's Medical Leave
by Jason Bendickson on July 17th, 2023
Pastor Sara announced that she will be taking six months of medical leave to address several health related concerns. This comes at the recommendation of her doctor, the recommendation of our personnel committee, and the approval of our council. Her leave starts Monday, July 17 and will go through the middle of January. Watch the video above about why these next six months are important for her health and recovery.  Read More
Salt House + Church Clarity
by Jason Bendickson on February 26th, 2019
Perhaps you’ve seen the news about large celebrity churches like Hillsong, Zoe Church, Vous Church, and Churchome (formerly City Church) and their less-than-clear policies on LGBTQ+ inclusion. Much of this discussion has been fostered by the leadership of Church Clarity ( Church Clarity’s goal is not to force any church to become something they don’t want to be, but rather t...  Read More