Silver Lake Update - December 16, 2022

December 16, 2022

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center
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Director of Outdoor Ministries Hired

The Rev. David Camphouse, a Methodist pastor with 30 years of camp leadership experience, has been hired as the new Director of Outdoor Ministries of the Silver Like Camp & Retreat Center. He will begin Jan. 1st. Read more


Summer 2023 Volunteer Survey

We are working to put the summer schedule together and we want to hear from you!

If you are interested in being a summer volunteer in 2023, please complete the online survey by January 7, 2023.


We are relying heavily on the survey responses to help us finalize the summer plan. Your response is greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Silver Lake Award Celebration 2023

Sunday, April 16
2-5 p.m.
Farmington Gardens, Farmington, CT

Registration & honoree announcement coming soon!


Summer T-Shirt Design Contest

Submit designs by Monday, January 9

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Include Silver Lake in Your Year-End Giving

Support the Annual Appeal by making a gift to The Fund for Silver Lake

Read the 2022 Appeal Letter, written by Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers


Southern New England Conference News & Events


Engaging in Christian Contemplative Practices

Facilitated by Rev. Matt Carriker of the Agape Spiritual Community, participants will engage in practices that lead to deeper spiritual revelations as they explore the mystical dimension of faith. This series supports the “Becoming a Church of Contemplatives in Action” Resolution that passed overwhelmingly at the United Church of Christ (UCC) 2021 General Synod and supports participants to explore new practices to engage in deeper contemplation.  

Unsure whether this series is right for you? Consider watching Rev. Carriker’s recently recorded introduction to this topic “Introduction to Christian Contemplative Practices” or reading his recent article, “Why Contemplative Practices?”

Interested individuals can register here: Engaging Christian Contemplative Practices (

The first meeting will be held on 1/18/2022 from 7:00-8:30, and sessions will continue to be held every other week thereafter for a total of six sessions!

Questions regarding this program may be sent to Elisa Wilson of the Center for Transformational Leadership. 


MLK Observance: Radical Inclusion

Monday, January 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

SNEUCC Theologian in residence, Bishop Yvette Flunder will give a sermon entitled "Freedom Food." She will participate in an online discussion with attendees afterward.

Learn more and register online.

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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