Saltwater Church Newsletter March 1, 2024

We offer worship in two ways: in-person multi-platform service held in our sanctuary and online in our Church Zoom Room at 10:30am. Doors and Zoom open at 10:15. To join the Church Zoom Room go to: You can find more information about how to connect through Zoom towards the end of our Saltwater Church Newsletter. Our newsletter also provides ways to connect and live our values through both in-person programming and via our Church Zoom Room.


Live multi-platform worship in the sanctuary and online through Zoom!

Theme for March: Transformation

As the world transforms, we transform with it. We know that we are always learning more and as we learn we must reevaluate what we thought we knew. A transforming movement has the potential to always be vital, no matter what conditions we find ourselves in. As we move toward the Equinox, we witness transformation in the more than human world that makes the journey from Winter into Spring. Embracing transformation embraces the wisdom of the turning wheel of the year and acknowledges our place in it.

Worship In March at Saltwater Church

March 3 Reverend Olympia Brown’s Legacy – Rev. Alison Duren-Sutherland (remote)

We are proud to claim as one of our foremothers Universalist Rev. Olympia Brown, one of the first women to serve as ministers in the US. But Rev. Brown achieved her ordination in the 1860’s in spite of barriers put in her way by the Universalist religious establishment. On the first Sunday of Women’s History Month, we’ll explore the ways our faith has transformed over the past 160 years from discouraging women from pursuing ministry, to now when more than half our UU ministers are women.

March 10 Listening: Thoughts and Reflections from your Lay Ministers – Saltwater Lay Ministry Team

Listening is, as you can imagine, so much more than NOT talking. It is an active process that honors the inner strength of both the listener and the one being listened to, and serves as a witness to your pain and discomfort. Join your lay ministers–Debra Valpey, Jean Spohn, and Toska Rodriguez–as we share our personal reflections, our practices, and what we have learned from our training under our former and current ministers. The ministry of listening is our gift to you, our beloved congregation.

March 17 Rising Green: Celebrating Spring Equinox – Rev. Alison Duren-Sutherland (in-person)

The Equinox, where day and night are equal in length, is an in-between time of balance on the wheel’s turning throughout the year. As we gather to honor this pagan holy day, we will explore the beauty of the both/and that Equinox brings, and celebrate the ascendancy of daylight, growth, and new life that comes with the Spring.

Events Coming Soon

To view our complete calendar of events, click here.
If you wish to schedule an event, click here to fill out a request form.

Online Caregiver Support Circle
Saturday March 2, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Caregiver Support Circle Zoom Room

Are you caregiving for a significant other in your life? Having a parent, partner, or adult child experiencing physical, neurological or mental health challenges requires so much from the caregiver — YOU need care and support too! Join Rev. Alison and other caregivers in our Saltwater UU Community to share the joys and sorrows of caregiving and to give and receive support with others who are also in this essential and tender role of caregiver. This is a monthly meetup on the first Saturday of each month. Contact Rev. Alison at with any questions.

Quilt Raffle – Fundraiser for Saltwater Retreat
Sunday March 3, 10:00am – 12:30pm
In Person – Welcoming Room AND Online

Last Chance to Buy Raffle Tickets for this Queen-Size Quilt! Drawing on March 10th. 1 ticket for $5. 5 tickets for $20. Buy before and after service March 3 OR
Online: (be sure to write RAFFLE in the special instructions). All proceeds go to Scholarships and Programs at the Saltwater Retreat. To register for the retreat, see the article in the Save the Date section!

Saltwater Family” Art Gallery
Sunday March 17, 9:30am
In Person – Welcoming Room

Let’s Create Our Very Own “Saltwater Family” Art Gallery! Members and friends of Saltwater, along with any of YOUR extended family and close friends are invited to display their art here. Children’s art is welcome too. It can be for sale (a minimum of 20% of sale price stays with Saltwater) or marked as not for sale. Other requirements are that the works be labeled as originals or reproductions and that all pieces are ready to hang with frames or wrapped canvases and hanging wires (so saw-tooth hangers, please). Any two or three-dimensional work is welcome as long as it can be hung with wire on the cable hanging apparatus in the Welcoming Room. Contact Debra Valpey ( and/or your Community List Serve if you desire more information and/or assistance with hanging preparations of artworks. The plan is to hang such works on March 17 at 9:30 AM. Our first broad-based theme will be “nature in its glory and with its challenges.” ****Image Credit: Snow White

Special Event

Saltwater Church RETREAT 2024 – Registration
Friday April 26 – Sunday April 28
Off-Site – Seabeck Conference Center

The Saltwater Retreat is coming up April 26 – 28 and it’s time to register! Our annual retreat is a time for rest, reflection, and fun…and they feed you! We hope you’ll join us for this treasured annual event, with guest speaker Liz James of the UU Hysterical Society. The deadline for registration is April 1.

For this year’s retreat, please view: and look at the campus map, the housing charts, and the floor plans for each house, and you can also look at the pricing plans. We have the following houses this year (PLUS $50.00 IF YOU WANT A SINGLE ROOM, and please add 15% to the prices below to cover our program costs):

  • Annex and Reeser: Full time is $252 per adult, $189 per youth (12-16), $126 per child (3-11)
  • Madrona and Tamarack: Full time is $189 per adult, $142 per youth (12-16), $124 per child (3-11)
  • Huckleberry: Full time is $252 per adult, $189 per youth (12-16), $126 per child (3-11) 
  • DAY USE ONLY: $10, plus meal costs of $10 (A), $8 (Y), $8 (C) for breakfast; $12 (A), $9 (Y), $9 (C) for lunch; and $14 (A), $10 (Y), $10 (C) for dinner.  
    -Go to the website to check out the housing placement on campus, whether you need a room for accessible needs, etc.

PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED.  Unless your animal is a service animal, you should leave Fluffy home. Please make your arrangements now.

REMOTE REGISTRATION:  You must email to advise whether you are staying the whole weekend, just Friday, just Saturday, or day-use only (Saturday is the logical day to do that). You must advise your 1st, 2nd and possibly 3rd choice for housing. Usually, you’ll get your first choice if you register in the first two weeks. You must identify how you’ll pay (and then do it!).  

1.  Pay online HERE. In “special instructions,” please put that this is your retreat payment, and any extra amount for scholarship should be identified.  
2.  Pay by check:  You can bring it to church, drop it in the donation basket with “RETREAT” marked in the memo line, or hand it to Saphronia Young.  
3.  Pay by Credit Card at church at the retreat table:  We will have a Square Card Reader available on retreat sign-up Sundays.

Save the Date

Speculative Fiction Book Group
Saturday March 23, 1:30pm
Saltwater Conference Room and Speculative Fiction Book Group Zoom Room

Join fellow Saltys in reading science fiction (and maybe a little bit of fantasy) in UU community! Our next meeting will be March 23 at 1:30pm in the conference room and via zoom. We will be discussing Legion by Brandon Sanderson. Even if you can’t make it to the meeting, please feel free to read along with us!

Our scheduled reads for the rest of the church year are:
April: All Systems Red and Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
May: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin
June: The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States – Book Study
Starts Tuesday March 26, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Church Zoom Room

The Saltwater UU Racial Justice Team invites you to join a book study of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (Youth Edition) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortez. The 2-hour sessions will begin March 26 and meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of April, May, and June.
In seven sessions we will together:
• Trace the history of colonization from the Indigenous perspective
• Learn to think more critically and completely about our own history
• Support one another as we work through the stories presented in the book
• Share our responses and reactions to learning the history
• Explore how to support Indigenous-led campaigns to expand sovereignty and self determination
• Share ideas about building relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities
In addition to reading the book, you will be asked to do personal journaling and research. Worksheets and suggested resources will be provided for each session. The depth of your study will be up to you.
If you have taken or plan to take the Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization course, this will compliment and deepen your work.
To sign up or if you have questions, please contact: Miriam Woito – or (208) 890-6074

Celebration Dinner and Sing-Along
Saturday March 30, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
In Person – Welcoming Room

The pledge team is delighted to announce our second annual Celebration Dinner and Sing-Along on March 30 from 5:00pm -8:00pm (dinner from 5-7, sing from 7-8). Our event will be an appetizer buffet, catered by May21 Catering, specializing in Mexican and Latin American cuisine. Vegan options will be available. Please RSVP HERE before March 14 to allow us to ensure the food is plentiful.

Social Justice Announcements

UU the Vote Postcard Writing
Sunday March 3 – Thursday May 9

Our UU the Vote postcard writing season has started! We are writing postcards to registered underrepresented voters in Georgia providing them nonpartisan information about voting in their Congressional primary election. Postcards need to be mailed between April 22 and May 9. Let me know how many postcards you want (in multiples of 20, please) on Sunday, Mar 3, or arrange other delivery/pickup options. I will give you the postcards and all the info you need – scripts, directions, etc. You provide stamps.
Susan Aigner—for your Saltwater Racial Justice Organizing Team, (253) 569-8156

UUA Condemns Violence Against Gaza, Urges Immediate and Total Ceasefire

On February 14th, the UUA released a new statement regarding the events in Israel and Palestine. In keeping with the desire to keep the congregation informed of what our Unitarian Universalist Association has to say about these events, here is a link to that statement: 

Additional resources and statements from the UUA on this issue can be found here:

From Our Leadership

From our Treasurer2023 Tax Statements

If you would like a statement for tax purposes showing your contributions for calendar year 2023, please contact Gaye Greeves, Treasurer, at or (253) 508-3961. They are sent out to those people requesting them. Thank you! ****Image Credit: Nataliya Vaitkevich

Minister’s Messages

Rev. Alison posts weekly messages to our community through our church website. This week, Rev. Alison reflects on our SoulMatters monthly theme of transformation. You can find Rev. Alison’s message via the home page of the church website or here: Minister’s Messages

Rev. Alison will be in-person again at Saltwater Church from Sunday, March 17 – 24.

Ways to connect with Rev. Alison
Phone (voice only): (206) 627-5119
Online Meeting Scheduling:

Ways to Share Our Gifts

Your Community Needs YOU!
Volunteer Now

We invite you to take part in creating the kind of community that you want to be part of! We need volunteers of all skills and ages. Opportunities include:

Sunday Morning Opportunities: Contact Bubba ( if you’re interested & need to get training/ orientation. For job details click here.

Sunday Morning Opportunities

  • Usher
  • Digital Usher
  • Greeter
  • Welcome Kiosk
  • Worship Assistant
  • A/V Desk Assistant
  • Multigenerational Activities Assistant

Other Opportunities

next safety meeting

Saltwater Church Safety Taskforce
2nd Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Private Zoom Room

Our Safety Taskforce encourages members of our community to join in discussions about our facilities and community. Common topics include building safety, necessary upgrades to our facilities, and emergency planning. We are beginning multiple new projects and welcome your knowledge and skills. Join our monthly meeting to learn how you can lend a hand. The next meeting is March 14. For more information or to attend, please contact Diane Schairer at

Facilities Team
3rd Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Church Zoom Room

Our Facilities Team helps organize the maintenance of our buildings and the upkeep of our grounds. We are looking for volunteers to help contact contractors, manage coordinating repairs, and assist with volunteer events. Our meetings are monthly, and your time commitment is quite flexible. Discover how you can help support our community by attending our next meeting on March 20. ***Image credit: Bubba 

Ways To Live Our Values

Share The Plate for March
Northwest Abortion Access Fund

All undesignated donations received for the first 4 Sundays in the month of March will be shared with NW Abortion Access Fund. On the 5th Sunday, March 31, the collected funds will supplement the Minister’s Discretionary fund.

Funding abortion and breaking down barriers to abortion access for people in the Northwest is the mission of the Northwest Abortion Access Fund.

The organization serves the people of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Trained, compassionate volunteer advocates run the toll-free hotline. The Access Fund helps people pay for their abortion care by sending funding directly to the clinic. They also provide transportation to and from the clinic and make sure people traveling for care have a safe place to stay.

Due to the generosity of a matching donor, the total amount of all undesignated funds in today’s offering basket will be donated to the NW Abortion Access Fund AND half of what we collect will go toward Saltwater UU’s general operating fund.

You can make a donation to share the plate through the donate button on our website or mail a check to the church office with “basket” in the memo line: Saltwater UU Church, 25701 14 Pl S., Des Moines, WA 98198. ****Image credit: Kindel Media

Pajama Party – Crafting for the Community
1st Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
In Person – Welcoming Room

The monthly Saltwater UU Pajama Party is a chance to put your crafting skills to work for those in need in our community. Bring your sewing machines if you have them, flannel and patterns will be provided by Pajama Party convener, Sally. The pajama bottoms we sew will be donated to those in need in our community, including local women’s shelters, and we can also make other items with the donated material as well. Remember, crafting knows no gender, so ALL are welcome to come and create for the wider community. Stop by for the crafting or for the community. Contact Sally Caldwell for more information. Our next meet up will be March 5. Join us in Sewing for Social Justice. ****Image credit: Evg Kowalievska

Racial Justice Organizing Team (RJOT)
1st Fridays, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Church Zoom Room

The next meeting will be on March 1. Our Racial Justice Organizing Team meets monthly to discuss more ways to support our community in our anti-racism efforts. We share ideas, provide support, learn about additional opportunities, plan events for our members, and work together to advance our commitment to Act for Racial Justice. ****image credit: Diva Plavalaguna

next alliance meeting

Sound Alliance
2nd Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:30am
Church Zoom Room

The Sound Alliance team works on multiple issues in alignment with our commitment to Social Justice. The issues we focus on change from year to year, depending upon the concerns voiced by members of the congregation. All members and friends of Saltwater UU Church and Bet Chaverim are most welcome to join us in our conversations and Act for Social Justice. Our next meeting will be on March 9.

Stance for Racial Justice
2nd & 4th Sundays
In PersonDes Moines at 12:30pm & Puyallup at 2:00pm

Rain or shine, we Stand for Racial Justice two Sundays a month.  Join us as we stand together in solidarity with our signs for justice. Our next gathering will be on March 10 in Des Moines from 12:30pm – 1:30pm at the intersection of 272nd St. and Pacific Hwy S (near Jack in the Box and Arco gas).

We will meet again on March 24 in Puyallup from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the intersection of 136th and S. Meridian (near post office and Sonic restaurant). Contact Colette DeMonte at for more information.

Saltwater Climate Action Now! (SCAN!)
3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm
Church Zoom Room

Mark your calendar–The March SCAN! meeting will be Thursday, March 21 at 6:30pm. Join us then! Contact Sheri Jacobson at for additional information. It’s never too late to Act for Climate Justice.

Climate Message of the Week

SCAN! is here for you! We want to help you in your climate journey. Email your climate questions, topics you’d like to see covered in the weekly climate message or any particular climate concerns you have (shrinking bird populations, food waste, climate crisis effects in South King County) and we’ll cover them in future messages. SCAN! also has an email list to keep you up to date on the latest opportunities for climate action. Email me at to let me know about your questions and issues of concern or to be added to the SCAN! email list.

Ways to Connect

If you are planning to host an event in the Church Zoom Room please contact our Office Administrator ( the day before your scheduled event. They will need to verify your device has been registered to use the Church Zoom Room.

Weekly Meetings

Al-Anon Support Group
Private Zoom, contact for link
Mondays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Meditation Group 
Church Zoom Room

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm
For the fall and winter months we will be meeting over Zoom. We follow a UU modified Zen practice that includes lighting a candle, chiming a singing bowl, sitting & walking in silence, listening to words of wisdom, sharing tea and conversation. Would you like to join our group? Contact Jean Spohn or (206) 200-7524.
Writers Group 
Church Zoom Room
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Do you like to write? Would you like to share and receive feedback on your writing? We welcome all writers at all levels! For more information, contact Janeane Weprin (630) 824-8343 or
Lunch Bunch 
In-Person – Location Varies

Wednesdays, 1:00pm
We meet weekly for an informal lunch together. The restaurant location varies week to week. Email Diane Dobrowolski at to find out where to meet us. All are welcome!

Twice a Month Meetings

Game Night Sponsored by Saltwater UU Social Club (SWUUSC)
In Person – Welcoming Room

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join our Saltwater community for an evening of fun. Friends and visitors are welcome. We play all types of board games (ranging from lighter games like Clue to more complex games like Pandemic.) Our group also plays thematic games, card games, and party & social games. Almost anything is possible! Bring your favorite game and let us know about it. Our next meet up will be March 2.
  • 1st Saturdays are all-ages. Bring a game your whole family will enjoy! 
  • 3rd Saturdays, childcare will be available upon request. Please rsvp for childcare at least 1-week in advance to Jessica Nash at
Coffee & Care with a Lay Minister
In Person – Saltwater Sanctuary
2nd and 4th Sundays, 11:30am
After the service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, one of our lay ministers will be available in-person in the Sanctuary to talk one-on-one with anyone who needs some support. Get your coffee or tea in the Welcoming Room, and then peek into the Sanctuary. If the lay minister has an open chair, please come in, sit down, and receive the benefit of compassionate listening from a trained lay minister. Join us next on March 10.

Monthly Meetings

Online Caregiver Support Circle
Caregiver Support Circle Zoom Room
1st Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Are you caregiving for a significant other in your life? Having a parent, partner, or adult child experiencing physical, neurological or mental health challenges requires so much from the caregiver — YOU need care and support too! Join Rev. Alison and other caregivers in our Saltwater UU Community to share the joys and sorrows of caregiving and to give and receive support with others who are also in this essential and tender role of caregiver. Our next meet up will be March 2. Contact Rev. Alison at with any questions.
Quiet Connections
In Person – Saltwater Sanctuary
1st Sundays, 11:30am – 12:00pm
If the Welcoming Room is too busy for you, or you are enjoying the conversations that start there, but would like to deepen them, the Newcomer and Visitor Team is offering “Quiet Connections” with the OG (original gang) in the Sanctuary to welcome both new folks and longer-term members. We want to get to know you, invite you to get to know us, on a bit quieter, deeper, and more intimate level. A few snacks and drinks are provided. Join us on March 3.
Paint n’ Sip
In Person – Welcoming Room
2nd Mondays, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
All ages welcome! Bring any size canvas. No experience required. All paints and supplies provided. Our next meet up is March 11. RSVP to Jessica Alexander at If you would like childcare, send a request at least 1-week in advance to Jessica Nash at
Saltwater Genealogy Club
Church Zoom Room
2nd Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Do you love to talk about your family history and research? Saltwater Church has a Genealogy Club! We are not experts; we just share stories and research ideas. Our next meeting will be March 13. If you would like to join us or have any questions, please contact
Faith Formation Sunday
In Person – Saltwater Church
3rd Sundays, 10:30am-2:00pm
Join us for fun, growth, and belonging as we delve deeper into the monthly Soul Matters themes our worship is built on. Faith Formation Sunday includes worship, lunch (sometimes potluck), then age-specific programming (adults, youth, and children). Our next gathering is March 17 and lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact Director of Faith Formation, Jessica Nash, at
Creative Hands
In Person – Welcoming Room

3rd Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Join us for an afternoon of visiting and working on our creative projects. Bring your knitting, crocheting, jewelry making, or whatever with you. We gather to foster connection through sharing our creative processes. We also support the Saltwater community with small craft projects throughout the year. Our next meet up will be March 19. If you would like to join us or have any questions, please contact Joanne Loeliger (206) 870-1939.
Pair Sharing by Zoom
Janeane’s Zoom Room
One Sunday a month, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Discover the healing power in telling truth and bearing witness. Pair Sharing is the spiritual practice of deep sharing and listening. If you would like to attend, please contact Janeane Weprin at

Support Is Available

Do you need support? Please let us know, we want to help. Are you feeling lonely or isolated? We can connect you with a lay minister or another member of the congregation. If you have been affected by the pandemic financially, the Minister’s Discretionary Fund is available for one-time emergency support for members and friends of the church. Contact our Office Administrator for additional information

If you are in need of emotional or spiritual support, you can reach out directly to a Lay Minister:
Debra Valpey:
Toska Rodriguez:
Jean Spohn:

Multigenerational Faith Formation

Questions about Children’s and Youth Programming? Contact our Director of Faith Formation, Jessica Nash: To join the Faith Formation Zoom Room go to:

Middle and High School Youth Group Game Night
Saturday March 16, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
In Person – Welcoming Room

Due to High School Con on the first weekend of March, we are moving Youth Group Game Night to the 3rd Saturday in March. Join us on March 16. Youth are encouraged to come hang out and play some games! Bring a favorite game to share. If you wish to try out a new game, we have a wide selection that will leave your brain and belly tired. Laughter and popcorn provided.

Adults of Youth Support Group
Saturday March 16, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
In Person – Saltwater Church

Those parenting Youth (grades 6-12) are invited to join Director, Jessica Nash, during the first hour of Youth Group Game Night. We will connect with each other through the Soulful Home curriculum, supporting one another on our shared journey of parenting. Our next meet up is Saturday, March 16. After the meet-up, join the game night for more fun and connection. ****Image credit: Andrea Piacquadio

Faith Formation Sundays – Elementary and Youth
3rd Sundays, 10:30am – 2:00pm
In Person – Saltwater Church

Join us the 3rd Sunday of every month for an extended day of fun, growth, and belonging tied to our monthly Soul Matters themes. Faith Formation Sundays include elementary and youth programming during and after worship with lunch in-between. Our next meet up is Sunday, March 17 where we will explore the theme of Transformation. Lunch will be provided. ****Image credit: Jessica Nash

Easter Egg Hunt – Children and Youth Event
Sunday March 31, 11:30am – 12:30pm
In Person – Saltwater Church Grounds

On Easter Sunday, we invite you to come for this delightful springtime tradition! Children, bring your baskets (or borrow one of ours) and hunt for eggs for a prize. The hunt will begin after the church service. Youth grades 6-12 will meet during the church service to set-up the egg hunt and prize selection with their advisors.

Camp Blue Boat – Youth grades 6-12
Sunday June 30 – Friday July 5
In Person – Camp N-Sid-Sen in Harrison, Idaho

Get ready for an unforgettable summer experience at Camp Blue Boat at Camp N-Sid-Sen in Harrison, Idaho! This year, registration includes a bus from Denver, so no need for a second registration. Don’t forget to look for the discount if you’re not taking the bus. And the Sibling and Early Bird (by March 15) Discounts return.

This summer camp is perfect for youth from rising 6th-grade to 12th-grade graduates. It offers age-specific housing and programming, where campers, counselors, and staff will explore being in relationship with oneself, others, and the wider world. The camp is based on four basic pillars, including community, spirituality, justice, and equality. After attending, youth will be able to articulate beliefs grounded in UU theology and values, develop spiritual discipline, engage in social change, and build personal and religious resilience. There are plenty of fun activities such as field games, crafts, hikes, swimming, bonfires, and more. Come join us! Register here: Camp Blue Boat in the PNW | Pacific Western Region |

Why are we moving?  Because our old site wants to use their camp for their campers, so we get to go back to N-Sid-Sen, where Camp Blue Boat started.

Support for Children, Youth, & Families

Parents Facebook Group 

Connect with other Saltwater Church families with children and youth for support through the Parents Facebook group:

Childcare for Church Events 

Childcare may be requested for any church activity at least one week in advance by contacting our Director of Faith Formation, Jessica Nash, at We will do our best to make accommodations whenever possible.

General Information

How to Access the Church Zoom Room 

To access Zoom, go to and click on “To join a meeting-click here.” Or from the main church webpage, select Zoom Room from the drop-down menu under “news and events” on the top menu bar. If this is your first time using Zoom, follow the prompts to download the application to your computer.

If you would prefer to join by phone, dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 736 142 4210 when prompted. You may need a password. If you do not have the password, please contact Bubba:

If you have a smartphone, you can download the Zoom app and join with Meeting ID: 736 142 4210 for video and audio connection. You will need a password. If you do not have the password, please contact our Office Administrator:

A quick guide for our Zoom room can be found here. Feel free to download the file to keep a copy readily available at your fingertips.

Saltwater Church Building

The church building has opened for in person gatherings. If you wish to plan an event, please use our online request form:  All gatherings are asked to follow the current COVID-19 guidelines. If you have questions about the guidelines or need assistance, our Office Assistant is on-site Tuesdays and Fridays, 9am to 2pm. If you need on-site assistance outside of their regularly scheduled hours, email to schedule an appointment.

Donations to Saltwater Church

When making a donation on the church website (click here), please indicate where you want your donation to go. After entering the amount of your donation, if you select “Donate with a Debit or Credit Card” you will see a line which starts with a pencil and has “add special instructions to the seller.” Please click on those words to specify “pledge” or your desired purpose. It will help our treasurer get money into the right places if that line is filled in. If you have questions, email or call our Treasurer, Gaye Greeves at or 253-508-3961.   

Please Note: Announcements, updates, and additions to the newsletter must be received by noon Wednesday to be included in that week’s newsletter. Send your submissions to the website form (click here)