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Ramblings on a JourneySHARON -- The Rev. Kathy Peters contributed this reflection after a July 17th visit to Silver Lake Conference Center to see her son Matt on his birthday. Matt was a dean during that week for the "Biking North" conference. 07/24/2014
UCC Leaders Respond to Child Immigration CrisisHARTFORD -- The Council of Conference Ministers of the United Church of Christ and the Collegium of Officers have issued a response to the child refugee crisis in the southern border states, calling for prayers and action from all settings. 07/23/2014
UCC Offers Matching Grants for School KitsCLEVELEND -- UCC Disaster Ministries is offering matching grants totaling up to $50,000 for congregations assembling Church World Services (CWS) School Kits. Grants will be awarded at $250/congregation on a first come first serve basis. CWS School Kits include some of the basic necessities for learning, including notebooks, pencils and crayons. These kits help children return to normalcy faster, helping them avoid the long-term effects of trauma. 07/23/2014
Lake Reflections: Bringing it HomeSHARON -- Eric Anderson spent much of his week at Silver Lake Conference Center interviewing campers and staff and asking them important questions about what gifts God gave them, how they can become a more amazing person, and how they will take home the experience of Silver Lake. Anderson shares his experience through the lens of a camera rather than words on a webpage. 07/23/2014
CT Troubadour Plays at SLCCSHARON -- Silver Lake Conference Center's Week 3 campers were treated to a special concert on Friday, July 18th by Connecticut's 15th State Troubadour, Kristen Graves. Graves's performance made connections to many aspects of Silver Lake, from familiar songs to familiar causes. 07/21/2014
JCT Training Joins SLCC Pre-CampSHARON -- Eight teens from around the conference participated in the second year of the Rev. Joseph Clemmons Job Training (JCT) Program at Silver Lake Conference Center during Pre-Camp Week, June 22-July 2. It was a week of facing challenges from new job skills such as tying climber's knots to facing failure, consequences and the triumph of determination. 07/11/2014
Silver Lake Staff Prepares for Summer CampSHARON -- More than 50 staff members have begun training and preparations for the 2014 Silver Lake Summer Camp Season. With only days left before the arrival of the first campers, the Silver Lake staff is working long hours to get the camp ready. 06/25/2014
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Pre-Annual Meeting HearingSept. 13, 10:00 am -- In an effort to allow more time for the spirit...
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General Association 2014Sept. 28-30, 2014 -- Active and Retired Clergy, Members in Discernment, Christian Educators, and...
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