November: a time for thanksgiving, a time to count our many blessings, a time to be surrounded by family, friends and loved ones, a time to give our time, talent and support to Silver Lake. - written by Sarah Barker, Silver Lake Board of Directors
What do you get when you add dozens of golfers, gorgeous weather, a premier banquet venue, great food, Brian Lapis in a white tuxedo jacket, a rousing auction, friends old and new, and the incomparable Val Tutson? You get two stellar fundraising events for Silver Lake in less than two weeks!
Volunteers enrich and enhance the ministry of Silver Lake! Come join us!
Jonathan Russell, Chair of the Silver Lake Board of Directors, reflects on summer 2021 at Silver Lake.
We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in 2021 to make an impact on campers that will stay with them their entire lives. You have never been more needed. This is your chance to really make a difference in the lives of campers, and to make a real impact on Silver Lake itself.
Silver Lake Board chair, Jonathan Russell, muses about bees and springtime at Silver Lake.
Dear Silver Lake Family, As you know, camp is not just about canoes and campfires. Camp is about community. Our camp is committed to taking action to ensure equitable access to the magic of our programs regardless of their sex assigned at birth. In recent days, we’ve watched heartbreaking legislation sweeps across the country, taking aim at the trans* youth in our communities. We would like to be absolutely clear in our messaging - trans* youth are welcome and supported by our ...
Dear Friends, With heavy hearts, we write to you again following racialized violence in our country. Again, we find ourselves having to make clear that racism in all its forms is abhorrent to people who follow Jesus. To our community members of Asian and Pacific Island descent: We weep with you. And we stand with you. We are holding you in prayer, and we pledge to address systemic and institutional racism, including anti-Asian racism, at Silver Lake and in the larger UCC body. We pledge to ...
"We can be the stake for a camper that is away from home for the first time, for the summer staff member that is struggling to stay energized during this summer’s two-week sessions, and for the year-round staff who have been carrying the responsibility of keeping camp up and running safely during a global pandemic." -- Silver Lake Board Member, Lara Edmondson, writes about spring, the Silver Lake garden, and how we can support each other.
"In January 2021, the Silver Lake Board of Directors met for a planning retreat. During the virtual session, we engaged in exercises to help focus our discussion around evolving mission and vision statements for Silver Lake. These activities will help inform our project of developing a strategic plan." - Cindy Cayer, Silver Lake Board of Directors