Lake Reflections: Week 7

Chris Mereschuk

8/17/2016

I found this year's, "Fearless Faith: Courage in Community," to be an inspiring challenge both personally and pastorally.


Lake Reflections: Week 5

8/8/2016

Dancers from Sing Praise in 2014 by Hannah Geiling My mom, Betty Geiling, was walking across the ball field at Silver Lake Conference Center. She ran into our Executive Director Ryan Gackenheimer who introduced her to the first deans of the conference Sing Praise. My mother immediately remembered seeing a traveling performance of their worship almost 40 years ago. She happily recalled the conferees singing and dancing, "Moses Frogs," hopping all over the sanctuary at The New Milford First ...


Lake Reflections: Week 4

8/1/2016

Clay Tablets. Photo by Amy Bruch by Amy Bruch It's heartening, at this particular time in our country, to receive the gift of sitting quietly on a white rock beside a still lake watching the sun set, hearing only the natural sounds of twilight fading into evening among many tall trees. My invitation to serve as artist-in-residence for a week at Silver Lake found me in that place beside Silver Birch Lodge this summer. Winding down the hill from the main camp, the Lodge is a building with ...


Lake Reflections: Week 2

Josh Sander

7/18/2016

Artist-in-residence Josh Sander shares some thoughts on the Sanctuary he finds at Silver Lake.


Millennials are - literally - at your doorstep

Tiffany Vail

7/12/2016

If yours is like most mainline Protestant churches in Southern New England, you've spent a lot of time and energy wondering how you can get those 20- and 30-somethings to come to your church. What if I told you they are quite literally at your doorstep.


Lake Reflections Week 1: Morning Mist

Hayley Richards

7/8/2016

Have you ever witnessed millions of tiny water particles evaporate to form one body, a cloud? If you've ever been down to morning dip at Silver Lake on a cool summer morning, you might be able to say you have.


I'm tired of being asked to write statements

Kent Siladi

7/7/2016

I'm tired. I'm sick and tired of being asked if I am going to make a statement about the latest killing of a black man by police.


Clergy feel cared for at Clergy Camp

Kent Siladi

5/13/2016

I have just returned from the Connecticut Conference's third offering of Clergy Camp. It was a great experience of gathering with colleagues not only from Connecticut but also, for the first time, from the Massachusetts Conference.


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