Rev. Helen Carroll

Interim Minister

Read more about Reverend Helen at her website.

Email Reverend Helen at minister@saltwaterchurch.org

I Hope You Dance

One of my favorite songs from Muppets Take Manhattan comes at the very sad separation of the Muppet gang after the plans in NYC don’t go as well as they hoped. At the train station Miss Piggy sings to Kermit, “Seems like goodbye’s such a … read more.

Surviving the Toddler’s Creed

Several years ago a little ditty, called the Toddler’s Creed was making the rounds. It goes like this: “If I want it, it’s mine. If it looks just like mine, it’s mine. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. If I can … read more.

We Meet on Holy Ground

Join us to remember and celebrate the meaning of membership. Representatives from those celebrating milestones of membership will reflect on their time at Saltwater.

Celebrating a UU Easter

Coming to church on Easter is complicated for our Unitarian Universalist tradition. For some of us this is a Sunday just like any other, for some it’s proof positive that Spring is here and for some attendance is sparked by our curiosity. How will we … read more.

Yada, Yada, Yada

Every year we’re asked to pledge to the financial health of the congregation and some folks get a little antsy, maybe a little nervous. According to philosopher Jacob Needleman, “Money is the most important thing in our lives. It costs us our time, health, prestige, … read more.

We Who Believe in Freedom

In the early morning hours of Monday, March 8, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. sent a telegram urging clergy of all faiths across the country to join a ministers’ march from Selma to Montgomery. The events surrounding that march had a profound effect … read more.

Faith Without Certainty

As Unitarian Universalists we often think of ourselves as liberal religious folks. In this church, you’ve aspired to be a liberal religious presence in South King County. So what does that mean – a liberal religious presence?

A Community Awakens

In February of 1968, 1,300 sanitation workers went on strike in Memphis, TN to protest the long pattern of neglect and abuse of that city’s black employees. After weeks of protest, marches, and attempted negotiation, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returned to support the … read more.

Love Makes a Family

The family is one of the important institutions in American life. It is influenced by a long list of traits and characteristics, comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and is the institution primarily responsible for teaching us who we are. Regardless of kinship, … read more.

For Better, For Worse

On this Sunday before Valentine’s day, join us for a look at the institution of marriage in readings, reflections and music.