Silver Lake Update - September 20, 2022

September 20, 2022

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake.
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Silver Lake Award Nominations Are Open!

The Silver Lake Award recognizes someone whose life has been visibly shaped by the core values of Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center and who, in turn, live their life and faith in a way that reflects the formative experiences they have had at Silver Lake.

This person truly takes Silver Lake home with them beyond Low Road. 

If you nominated someone in a previous year, you are welcomed and encouraged to nominate them again. Complete the nomination form


Golf Tournament - THANK YOU

Thank you to the sponsors, players, underwriters, and volunteers for your support of the 16th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament

2022 Tournament Sponsors
Kazrus Foundation • Congregational Church of Salisbury • The Village Express Pack & Ship • Fiducient Advisors • Capossela, Cohen, LLC • Camp Family '73 • First Congregational Church of Southington, CT • Ed Herrington's, Inc. - Lumber, Millwork, Building Supplies • Senatore/Lamy Family • Rev. Paul Nesbit and Mark Jacobson • Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ • Consolidated Trust Funds • Newbury Place • Gary Morris • Soundworks and Security • The GolfWorks • R J Shepherd Golf Company • 2022 Silver Lake Camp Staff • Fun In The Son Counselors & Deans • Beneficent Congregational Church
2022 Tournament Underwriters
Rev. Paul Nesbit and Mark Jacobson • Vance Harris


News From the Conference


Rev. Chris Davies Called as Executive Minister for Programs and Initiatives

"'As one who grew up in the historic Connecticut conference, having been baptized and ordained by the same local pastor in Connecticut, and came to ministry via the Silver Lake Conference Center, this feels like I’m coming home,” said Davies. “I left the area to join the national setting and do similar work, but this position gives me the opportunity to really get closer to local congregations and closer to the way faith moves in the world, in 2022 and beyond.'" Read more


SNEUCC: Measuring the Mission Two Years In

From the SNEUCC Mission Effectiveness Committee

The SNEUCC Board of Directors and leadership staff are seeking your input to help discern next steps for our Conference. Read more

Responses are requested from all individuals, regardless of how involved you feel you are at your local church at this time. Deadline to complete the survey is September 30, 2022. Take the survey here


Upcoming Conference Events


Youth Environmental Justice Retreats

Climate change and environmental injustice weigh heavily on young people's hearts -- and these retreats are a response to those concerns, encouraging youth to take action for environmental justice that is grounded in their faith. As you know, spending time in God's Creation (like at Silver Lake!) is a key way young people experience the love of God that inspires them to care for our neighbors and Creation.

There are four offerings of this day-long retreat to choose from:

  • October 8, 2022 at Silver Lake 
  • October 22, 2022 at Irons Homestead 
  • February 18, 2023 at Irons Homestead (snow date – March 25) 
  • May 6, 2023 at Silver Lake 

We welcome youth groups to sign up, as well as individual youth/families with an adult. There are discounts available for groups of 6 or more, as well as individual scholarships -- please contact Emma Brewer-Wallin for details. Middle and high school youth are welcome to attend. Register here.


SNEUCC's 2022-2023 Confirmation Retreats

Weekend Retreats at Silver Lake: Two nights with four meals - Friday from 7:00pm to Sunday at 11:30am. Additional activities include team building on the low ropes course and campfire time on Saturday evening.  Cost is $195 per person.

Overnight Retreats: One night with two meals - Friday from 7:00pm to Saturday at 4:30pm. Cost is $145 per person.

Space is limited to 35 attendees for overnight retreats and 50 attendees for weekend retreats. Programs will be led by a group of experienced facilitators. Each group is required to bring chaperones for youth at a rate of one adult for each eight youth.  

For more information about these events, please contact Faith Formation Program Support Associate Sean Amato.

View the full Conference event calendar 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.

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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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