Silver Lake News - July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

Silver Lake Conference Center (SLCC) Email Newsletter to the staff of the Southern New England Conference, UCC 

The SLCC year-round staff has made a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE staff. To do this, we aim to send a monthly email to the entire staff with highlights of what we’ve been working on and upcoming events. 
As this is the first edition, we will highlight more than just the activities of the past month. 
Silver Lake At Home is a four-week program with a number of options that can be customized to create an experience that is the best fit for each family. Some options have a small cost attached; some are free. Some options include in-person (in-Zoom) gatherings; some are self-study programs that can be done as a family.
We are now in Week 3: Love Yourself - It’s not too late to join us! 
This week’s live events: 
  • Tye-dye – Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m. 
  • All-Camp Campfire Worship – Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live  

July 2, 2020 – We announced to the Silver Lake community the opportunity for households to come visit site for a Day Visit. We are limiting visits to 1 group per day, and groups must be folks that live together.  

Read the full announcement here and sign up for a visit here.

14th Annual Golf Tournament Tuesday, September 22 
This is your opportunity to support the life-transforming ministry of Silver Lake while enjoying a day on the course. We hope you will tell your friends, family, coworkers, and church community. If you know of an organization that would be interested in partnering with us, we have sponsorship opportunities available. We need your help to make this a success!  
Registration closes September 1. 
We are continuing to work on phasing forward and developing policies and procedures for how we will operate going forward. In particular, looking at how we will welcome and host Retreat Groups and provide food service to our guests this fall.  
We are also looking at if, and how, we can adapt our currently scheduled programs (Fall Action, Christmas At The Lake) to incorporate the new guidelines, policies, and procedures. 
Other Items of Note 
Coming up in August: A 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge. Created by the Presbyterian Church USA, adapted by the Silver Lake staff to incorporate UCC resources. 

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In case you missed it 
On May 1, 2020 Silver Lake Conference Center made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person programs for Summer 2020. Read about our work to survey the Silver Lake community and develop the Silver Lake At Home program here.
We are honored to be in ministry with you, striving to make disciples of Jesus, form covenant partnerships, make God’s love and justice real, and bring new life as agents of change. 

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.
Click here to read our Mission Statement.

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