Week 1: Love God

July 6-10, 2020

Week 1 Activities

Download the Week 1 Overview. Content will be updated here daily over the course of the week. And don't forget to check out the Parent Resources page!

     • Chaplain's Message
     • Journal prompts 
     • Mandala activity 
     • Add-on Activities: Cooking with Chef Lynn 
     • Weekly campfire 
     • Plant your pollinator garden 
     • Additional Activities

Chaplain's Message

Meet your Week 1 Chaplain, Rev. Nicolette Siragusa


Day 1 Video


Day 2 Video


Day 3 Video


Day 4 Video


Day 5 Video

Journal Prompts

Spend some time this week engaging with the theme, Love God, through journaling.

Day 1

Day 3

Day 5

Mandala Activity

This week, we are creating mandalas as a way to create sacred space to talk to God.

Mandala Activity Instructions

Cooking with Chef Lynn

Thursday, July 9, 3 p.m.

Chef Lynn is mixing up a big batch of s'mores bars! Join her for a 1-hour cook-along session on Zoom.

Download Chef Lynn's recipe.


• Pan spray
• 1 stick margarine (yes, margarine, butter burns)
• 1 bag marshmallows (usually 1-lb bag)
• 1 box Golden Grahams cereal
• 1 cup (approximate) chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, you choose, or you can mix them up)


•Large bowl to mix the ingredients
• Thermal spatula or a big spoon (metal or wooden)
• Saucepan with a heavy bottom, big enough to melt marshmallow mix
• 9x13 pan (lasagna pan, half sheet pan)


Free Zoom registration required. Register here.

Weekly Campfire

Join us on our Facebook page at 7 p.m. for our weekly campfire and all-camp worship. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch the campfire.

Plant Your Garden

Get your seeds started this week to watch them grow over our four weeks together! 

Additional Activities

Build Your Own Lake

Missing the waterfront? National Geographic has some ideas about how to build your own lake. Try to recreate the Silver Lake waterfront in your backyard! Send photos to slcc@silverlakect.org and we'll feature them on our social media. Or post them yourself with the hashtag #slccathome2020.

Here's a reminder of what it looked like last summer:


Eye of God / Ojo De Dios

Supplies: Yarn, two sticks (real or craft sticks)

How: A God’s Eye, or Ojo De Dios, comes from communities native to what we call New Mexico today, and it reminded people that God was always present or that their ancestors were always woven into their path.

Colors of yarn and start by connecting the two sticks at their center points. Knot this well, then weave the yarn around the sticks in a consistent pattern without overlapping the yarn. This will continue to extend your

pattern outward in a diamond pattern. You can change colors of yarn by simply securing the end of one color of yarn to a stick and starting with a new color at that point. Be sure to trim extra yarn from the knots with scissors.

Think about the emotions you or others feel, or about questions you have for God. As you weave the God’s Eye craft, remember that God is always with you, and that the more we share with God (emotions or questions), the more visible God becomes in our life.

Pray It: Where would you place a God’s Eye so that people knew God was watching over you? Where would you like to hang your own God’s Eye to remind you God and the Silver Lake community are constantly present
with you? 


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