I love to golf. I love Silver Lake. If you bring those two things together what do you get? The Silver Lake Golf Tournament coming up on September 22nd at the Country Club of Waterbury.
Dear Friends, In this difficult time when we cannot gather together physically, it is particularly stressful to confront the ongoing racial turmoil in our country. Because we cannot process our grief and trauma in our traditional ways, the Staff of Silver Lake feels it is important to reach out to all of you to let you know that we stand with you. The first part of this letter is addressed to our families of color: We see you. We have seen how hard this week, and longer, has been for the ...
When we come together in the summer for fun and friendship, we do all of the camp things as a way to practice our faith, to learn and grow through our experiences with each other. We spend our week together guided by the Silver Lake Loves: Love God, Love Your Neighbor, Love Yourself, and Love Creation. And while we can't bring a ropes course to your house, we can bring you the Silver Lake Loves.
Now that the difficult decision to cancel in-person camp for 2020 has been made, Silver Lake staff are turning to their next project: creating a new Silver Lake at Home program. Silver Lake is coming to your home this summer! Take our survey to let us know what kind of activities you want to see. I hope that, at the end of this shelter-at-home experience, our families are able to look back at this time and think, “Silver Lake was a bright spot.” We are in the process of figuring out what kind...
"This community-building thing we do works for grown-ups, too!" — Rev. Mary Nelson
"Our response to each new challenge has come from that core mission: intentional Christian community." —Jennifer Kronholm Clark
Devan has given us permission to share this with you, the CTUCC community. It is a powerful testimony to the power of forgiveness.
This post originally appeared at jenniferlkclark.com. Pam Arifian, my colleague and Director of the Northeast Environmental Justice Center of the United Church of Christ, brought to my attention last week that People’s Climate Movement is trying to spark 100 vigils in the first 100 hours of the new administration to draw attention to the climate crisis so many of our elected officials are hoping to ignore (or, worse, deny). GreenFaith is helping interfaith groups organize a program that is ...
I found this year's, "Fearless Faith: Courage in Community," to be an inspiring challenge both personally and pastorally.
Dancers from Sing Praise in 2014 by Hannah Geiling My mom, Betty Geiling, was walking across the ball field at Silver Lake Conference Center. She ran into our Executive Director Ryan Gackenheimer who introduced her to the first deans of the conference Sing Praise. My mother immediately remembered seeing a traveling performance of their worship almost 40 years ago. She happily recalled the conferees singing and dancing, "Moses Frogs," hopping all over the sanctuary at The New Milford First ...