Silver Lake Update - October 14, 2022

October 14, 2022

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake.
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Silver Lake Listening Sessions

“It is our collective work to support the outdoor ministries of the Southern New England Conference,” said Rev. Dr. Chris S. Davies, Executive Minister for Programs and Initiatives.  “It is my deepest hope that our listening to the wisdom of longtime Silver Lakers as well as planning for a future in the context of 2022 will set up camp to continue to transform the lives of children and young people for many years to come.” Read more


Fall Action Weekend - Nov. 18-20

From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers through adult. Learn more

Youth grades 9-12 - register now

Adults 18+ - register now


Chaffee Lecture: Bless This Mess
On Sunday, November 6, First Congregational Church of Southington will be welcoming the co-authors of Bless this Mess: a Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World, Rev. Molly Baskette and Ellen O'Donnell, PhD, for their Chaffee Lecture. 
The Chaffee lecture will be in the FCC Southington meetinghouse Nov. 6 at 2:00 PM.
Learn more and register

Rev. Molly Baskette will also be preaching at the 10:15 AM worship service that Sunday, at FCC Southington.



Election Day is Coming Up - Tues. Nov. 8

"As people of faith, we are called to see Christ in those too often ignored or disregarded.  How we live out our faith matters. Voting is one of the ways that we can respond to the crisis and work to create a just world for all." Read more

Join the 2022 "Faith Matters" Voting Challenge

Take the Creation Care Voter Pledge 


Shop the Silver Lake Online Store

Get your Christmas shopping done early by ordering from the Silver Lake online store - featuring our 2022 summer T-shirt and many SALE items!

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2022 T-shirt description: heather gray T with a circle image of a blue starry sky, circled by green pine trees. Green text around the top of the image reads "the campfires go out, but the memories are forever". Green text along the bottom of the image reads "Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center"


In Case You Missed It


Rev. Chris Davies Called as Executive Minister for Programs and Initiatives for the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. Read more

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. Complete the nomination form

The Silver Lake Annual Appeal is Happening Now

Read the 2022 Appeal letter, written by Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers and make your gift today!


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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