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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