On the Fifth Day of Christmas


"On the Fifth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..."

Five Golden Rings represents a lot of money. Imagine how much good we could do with all that gold!

In honor of the Holy Family’s need to flee a murderous king (Matthew 2:13-15), today we are learning about refugees around the world and how we can help them.

Learn more about some of the organizations that work with refugees:

Church World Servicehttps://cwsglobal.org/

A Silver Lake Mission Partner, Church World Service works to "build a world where there is enough for all." Learn more and make a donation at their website (above) and watch the video (below) of Adam Smedberg talking to us about their work around the world as a part of Silver Lake At Home Week 2: Love Your Neighbor.

Would you rather create something tangible to give instead of (or in addition to) giving financially? Make a Church World Service kit (we've made hygiene kits at camp!)


The United Church of Christ has an ongoing commitment to ensuring that refugees are resettled in the U.S. and globally. The UCC designated its Giving Tuesday campaign to refugee resettlement efforts. 

"Thanks to 835 generous donors, the United Church of Christ raised over $100,000 on Giving Tuesday to help asylum seekers and refugees around the world find a new place to call home." Read the full article here

Make a donation today (designate your gift to "Giving Tuesday - Refugee Relief") and watch this video to learn more.

International Rescue Committeehttps://www.rescue.org/

"The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people."


Ruth Choate

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center is a ministry of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.
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