Outdoor Ministries

Many Voices, One Mission: This In-Between Time

Debbie Gline Allen

1/16/2019

"What do we do in this in-between time where the answers are not readily apparent, let alone within reach?" —Debbie Gline Allen


Many Voices, One Mission: Community

Mary Nelson

1/9/2019

Rev. Mary Nelson reflects on a day spent in support of a long-time Silver Lake friend as she waits at a hospital.


Many Voices One Mission: Intentional Christian Community

Ryan Gackenheimer

12/12/2018

"What makes Christian Community different, however, is that in Christian Community we believe in reconciliation, the restoration of relationship, and welcoming folks back into community and covenant." — Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer


Many Voices One Mission: It Happens Outside

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

11/14/2018

"God gave Creation over to humans as stewards, and it seems we’ve forgotten our duty to care for it." — Jennifer Kronholm Clark


Many Voices, One Mission: Grown-ups at Camp!

Mary Nelson

7/25/2018

"This community-building thing we do works for grown-ups, too!" — Rev. Mary Nelson


Many Voices, One Mission: Vote Your Values

Ryan Gackenheimer

6/27/2018

"The Bible is a not a book free of politics." —Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer


Many Voices, One Mission: Connected

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

5/30/2018

"Our response to each new challenge has come from that core mission: intentional Christian community." —Jennifer Kronholm Clark


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 ...


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