News, Upcoming Events, and Announcements

From the Nominating Team

Have you considered serving our church community in a leadership role as a member of the Board of Directors? One of the main goals of the board is to promote the mission and vision of the congregation by continuing progress toward our Saltwater Church Vision 2020. This is an exciting time for our church family and the board as we look forward to calling and working with a new settled minister. At our Congregational Meeting in June, we will be voting to approve two new board members for 3 year terms, beginning July 1st.  If you are interested in learning more about serving on the Saltwater Church Board of Directors, please contact anyone on the Nominating Team.

Judy Featherstone:

Joanne Loeliger:

Meri Murphy:

Joy Werlink:

Our Children are Precious to All of Us

Parents, Please Remember:   As spring weather returns, our young people often want to play in our wooded area. We ask that children or youth get permission from their parents, travel in groups of three or more, and sign out with Melinda in the Lighthouse. This helps to ensure our children and youth are safe, and that parents know where to find them.



Saltwater Church Panera Fundraising Night

at the Federal Way Commons!  Take a flyer and plan to get dinner in or to go at Panera in Federal Way on May 11 between 4 and 8 pm.  Saltwater Church receives 10-20% of the purchase price. What an easy way to benefit your church and your stomach!  Don't forget the flyer! They are available in the Welcoming Room.  See you there! 2107 S 320th St. 4 to 8 p.m.

April Book Cart: For the Beauty of the Earth

Each first and third Sunday a selection of books from the Saltwater Church library will be available in the Welcoming Room for check out. On April 2nd and 16th we will showcase a selection of books on the topics of environmentalism and the wonders of the natural world, as well as more general titles of interest to adults, youth, and children. Check it out! 

Our Whole Lives for 4th to 6th graders begins in May

Our Whole Lives (OWL) offers a realistic sexuality curriculum that deals with the physical and emotional changes of puberty, presenting these subjects in a safe, confidential environment where children can get real information from trained facilitators.  An orientation for parents and children will be held April 30 at 11:30. If you are interested in having your child participate or if you have questions about the program, please contact Sandra Petschek  at 253-630-1350 or Aaron Sperry at 757-339-3632

Childcare for Church Events

To request childcare for church events, please contact Director of Family Ministries Melinda Einander at  You can also use the online childcare request form.  Please remember to request childcare in advance of your event (1 week in advance if possible).  Childcare requests made the day of the event generally cannot be honored.

Friday Playgroup

For young children and their families or caregivers. Each Friday 9:30-11:30, beginning January 6. Come share songs, stories, crafts, and free play time. We'll meet in the community room in the Lighthouse to make friends and play. Older siblings are welcome.  Contact Katie Einander for more information at 

Social Responsibility Volunteer Signup

On Sunday, April 23 members of the Social Responsibility Petal teams will be available to share about the activities and plans we are involved in. If you are thinking about volunteering as a school outreach mentor or tutor or if you want to help out at the Federal Way Day Center this is a time to get your questions answered.  Or, if you want to be part of making a difference in our environmental policies then members of SCAN (Saltwater Climate Action Now) can fill you in.  You may be concerned about fully funding K-12 education or immigration issues, then you can talk with an available member of our Sound Alliance team.  You can decide if any of these areas might be places for you to devote some volunteer time in the next church year.  Signup sheets will be available on the Social Responsibility bulletin board Sunday, April 23 and thereafter until the last weekend in May.

Saltwater Sound Alliance Team invites you to join us

Looking for a way to make a difference on immigration and making our community thrive through cleaning up our tax code? At the Sound Alliance Action Assembly on April 26th Wednesday, April 26th, 7:00 – 8:30 IBEW Local 46, 19802 62nd Ave S #105, Kent, WA

It’s time to turnout!  Come be a community leader and take part in:  Planning and action around the state budget and flipping our upside-down tax code. Follow-up on our campaign to stop unnecessary immigrant deportations. Sign up with Aida Sanchez-Vela, Lucia Faithfull or Susan Aigner