During our Sunday morning services, we gather to enjoy the company of one another, reflect on the big questions of life, find inspiration and wisdom in words and music, and experience the solace of looking out the windows of our sanctuary onto the peaceful, forested grounds surrounding us.
July 23: On a Journey
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. That's our fourth principle sandwiched between the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the interconnection and relationship within the web of existence. This is the principle that sets our faith tradition on a spiritual path. Join us for deeper consideration about how this principle informs what it means to be UU.
July 30: Mystery and Wonder
I have a long and varied history with the Coyote -- my favorite image of the Divine. It is a history shared through anecdotes that grow out of the direct experience of a transcendent mystery described in our first source. Much of the language that talks about intuitive experiences uses words that are often confusing or off-putting -- words like mystic and enigmatic and even magical. No wonder good old-fashioned, no-nonsense Unitarian Universalists have largely stayed in the closet about their mystical experiences.
Year-Round At Saltwater Church:
We have classes, groups, and activities for people with many different interests.
Learn more about our current classes as well as our ongoing groups and activities.
News You Need To Know
NYNTK is available every Sunday morning at our worship service.
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From the Board
Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, from 7 pm to 9 pm. All are welcome to attend personally in the Meeting Room or via "Zoom Room." It is considered polite to announce your presence, such that the Board can know who is in attendance. Please contact SaphroniaYoung@comcast.net if you will attend.
The new Board officers are: President - Saphronia Young; Vice President - Quinn Rose; Secretary - Tawney Collins-Feay; Treasurer - Gaye Greeves. Additional Board members are: Judy Featherstone, Janeane Weprin, and Debra Valpey, who is serving a one-year term for Susan Aigner. The next Board meeting will be held August 1, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the church administrative offices meeting room and by Zoom room. The agenda for that meeting will include next steps in policy governance; addressing issues raised at the June congregational meeting (including a special bylaws amendment to address the size of the ministerial search team by special congregational meeting). The Board anticipates voting to hold a special congregational meeting to be held in September, 2017 to address this particular amendment.
SAVE THE DATE!
A special congregational meeting will be held on September 17, 2017 after the service to vote on ONE bylaw amendment that would permit the voting members of the ministerial search team to be increased from 5 candidates to 7. The exact wording of the proposed amendment will be voted upon by the Board at the next meeting on August 5, 2017 and published at least 10 days in advance of the special meeting. Please take time to review the current and proposed bylaw change (found at Section 5 of our Bylaws), which will also be posted on the Board's bulletin board, sent via email, and published on FaceBook. Your time, attention, and VOTE are so appreciated!
Our Petal Leads for church year 2017-2018
Denise Yanega, Community Petal
Melinda Einander, Growth and Learning Petal
Lucia Faithfull, Social Responsibility Petal
Gaye Greeves, Stewardship Petal
Karen LaFe, Worship Petal
Our children and youth are a vital part of our shared religious community. We strive to share our shared beliefs and values with them, but even more importantly, we strive to help them discover their own values and beliefs. As the Unitarian minister William Ellery Channing once said, "The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own."
Saltwater Church is a growing, thriving, intentionally inclusive, spiritually progressive, justice seeking community of all ages serving all of South King County since 1954.
Our members come from Seattle, White Center, Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines, Federal Way, Brown's Point, Tacoma, Renton, SeaTac, Kent, Auburn, and other South King and Pierce County communities.
Our congregation is also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
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You and any member of your family are welcome to join us on any Sunday morning or at any of our activities on any other day of the week.