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May 2020

Silver Lake At Home, Week 2: Love Your Neighbor

Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, July 17, 2020
For more details about the Silver Lake at Home programs, visit www.silverlakect.org/silver-lake-at-home
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Virtual JuST Camp Mission Trip - Silver Lake At Home

Monday, July 13, 2020 to Saturday, July 18, 2020
Deans: Jack Perkins Davidson & Andrew Wicks Were you looking forward to a mission trip that got cancelled this summer? Are you craving an experience of faith that's more relevant to what's happening in the world? Join us for a socially distant JuST ...
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Boundary Awareness During Unprecedented Times

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
The registration capacity has been met and registration is closed. Boundary Awareness During Unprecedented Times an Online Continuing Education Opportunity with Revs. Reebee Kavich Girash and Gregory Morisse Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ...

Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit Wellness: Model for Healthy Living

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Beloved I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul. —3 John 2 This workshop offers an opportunity to reflect on the balance of mind, body and spiritual self-care necessary to support ...

Proportional Giving (PG) Webinar

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
To: Church Treasurers and Financial Secretaries; Finance, Stewardship, and Mission Committees Proportional Giving (PG) is the new way of funding our common mission through the Southern New England Conference that is faithful, covenantal, aligned with...
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FREE Webinar: Upcoming Children's Book Releases From Flyaway Books

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Kerri Daly Learn about upcoming releases from children's book publisher Flyaway Books. Flyaway Books embraces diversity, inclusivity, compassion, care for each other, and care for our world. Many of our books explore social justice and other...
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Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches (8 sessions available) Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is again hosting its Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches workshop. Conflict is a normal part of life, even in the church. Understanding this ...

Celebration of Kent Siladi

Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Online
We invite you to a virtual celebration of The Rev. Kent Siladi for his 23 years of faithful, loving service in Conference ministry, most recently as Southern New England Bridge Conference Minister and historic Connecticut Conference Minister. All ...

Young Adults PowerPoint Party

Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join Us for A POWERPOINT PARTY! A Virtual Get Together   meet, greet & network (Southern New England Conference UCC) explore 3 mini PowerPoint presentations by guests (random topics) breakout room conversations Registration Required Go to: https:...

Silver Lake At Home, Week 3: Love Yourself

Monday, July 20, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020
For more details about the Silver Lake at Home programs, visit www.silverlakect.org/silver-lake-at-home
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Virtual Reel to Real - Silver Lake At Home

Monday, July 20, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020
Deans: Julie Richardson & Erica Meyer Fade up on a world turned upside down: We should all be at Silver Lake together, but instead we're stuck at home! Create videos exploring your current reality, feelings, and concerns. Explore social issues while ...
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Review of Central MA Association updated By-Laws

Monday, July 20, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Periodically the Association must review and update its By-Laws in order to comply with evolving changes in practice and as part of our covenant with the Conference and wider church. At this time the Board of Directors is bringing to your attention, ...
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Healthy Congregations

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Healthy Congregations (8 sessions available) Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is again hosting its Healthy Congregations. The Healthy Congregations workshop uses the insights of family systems theory to help church leaders become more effective ...

ADA at 30 years

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Interfaith Reflection on the ADA: 30 Years. The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) would like to invite you (and your networks!) to join us for a virtual prayer, conversation, and call to action with faith leaders to celebrate the 30th ...
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FREE Webinar: Celebrate Wonder: Cokesbury Curriculum Review

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Erin Floyd Coming Fall 2020 - Honor the spiritual life of children - their natural sense of awe, wonder, imagination, and curiosity - and help shape their growing faith with Celebrate Wonder. Leaders will guide children through engaging ...
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A More Excellent Way: A Faithful Approach to Cultivating Individual Giving

Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:00 PM
The principles underlying effective stewardship approaches are well understood but not always well known.  These webinars will help church leaders build more effective stewardship ministries. This program will have the most impact when both clergy ...

NYE online:United Through the Extraordinary

Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00 AM to Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: UCC
UCC National Youth Event - Three components over two days ONLINE SERVICE PROJECT This experience, designed specifically for NYE2020 centering the lived experiences of refugees, immigrants, and migrant workers in the United States. Participants will ...
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Silver Lake At Home, Week 4: Love Creation

Monday, July 27, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020
For more details about the Silver Lake at Home programs, visit www.silverlakect.org/silver-lake-at-home
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Tell Me About Your Losses...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jesus asks Cleopas and his fellow traveler on the road to Emmaus to tell him about their losses, even though he clearly knows what they are talking about. There is something in speaking about our losses with God and with each other that enables us to...

No Justice No Peace: Rally for Youth

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: UCC
The United Church of Christ actively believes that youth and young adults are vital to the church and society and to that end, we are dedicated to creating leadership development opportunities, resources, events and programs for those from ranging ...

A More Excellent Way: A Faithful Approach to Cultivating Individual Giving

Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:00 PM
The principles underlying effective stewardship approaches are well understood but not always well known.  These webinars will help church leaders build more effective stewardship ministries. This program will have the most impact when both clergy ...

Super Mega Jumbo Praise Saturday End of Summer Celebration Campfire

Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Join the entire Silver Lake community for worship, fellowship, and a celebration of Summer 2020. More details coming soon!

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Monday, August 3, 2020 to Friday, August 7, 2020
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is again hosting its Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders. Conflict is normal and inevitable  whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a ...

A More Excellent Way: A Faithful Approach to Cultivating Individual Giving

Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:00 PM
The principles underlying effective stewardship approaches are well understood but not always well known.  These webinars will help church leaders build more effective stewardship ministries. This program will have the most impact when both clergy ...

Review of Central MA Association updated By-Laws

Monday, August 10, 2020 6:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Periodically the Association must review and update its By-Laws in order to comply with evolving changes in practice and as part of our covenant with the Conference and wider church. At this time the Board of Directors is bringing to your attention, ...
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FREE Webinar: In Plenty and In Want: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Bonnie Ives Marden In this season when in some places giving is surprisingly stable (or even increasing) and in others where there is great stress and loss - it's time to get people talking about money in new ways. Bonnie Ives Marden has ...
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A More Excellent Way: A Faithful Approach to Cultivating Individual Giving

Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:00 PM
The principles underlying effective stewardship approaches are well understood but not always well known.  These webinars will help church leaders build more effective stewardship ministries. This program will have the most impact when both clergy ...

FREE Webinar: Eliminating Ministry Clutter: Practicing the Pruning Principle

Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Michael Kurtz In our consumerism culture it is easy for the church to offer more and more ministries and programs, seeking to be all things to all people. The result is often a congregation, or ministry, going a mile wide and an inch deep. ...
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Resource for Pastoral Relations Committees

Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Via ZOOM
Looking for some training for your pastoral relations committee, best practices, and ways to be proactive in establishing a group?         This workshop will cover purpose and practices for this vital link in fulfilling a church's mission and ...
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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Monday, August 31, 2020 to Friday, September 4, 2020
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is again hosting its Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders. Conflict is normal and inevitable  whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a ...

Ecumenical Office: Secretaries Conference - Craigville, MA

Sunday, September 13, 2020 to Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Craigville Retreat Center
POSTPONED FROM JUNE.  REGISTRATION FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. Ecumenical Office: Managers, Administrators and Secretaries (active and retired)   Dear Friends,   For over 50 years, Ecumenical Office: Managers, Administrators and Secretaries (“...

Central MA Association Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:00 PM to Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Location: Via ZOOM
The association annual meeting originally scheduled for May 3rd has been rescheduled to take place virtually on Wednesday, September 16th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There will be annual reports, nominating for association committees and a vote on ...

Proportional Giving (PG) Webinar

Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
To: Church Treasurers and Financial Secretaries; Finance, Stewardship, and Mission Committees Proportional Giving (PG) is the new way of funding our common mission through the Southern New England Conference that is faithful, covenantal, aligned with...
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2020 Silver Lake Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

FREE Webinar: Caring for Families Children With Special Needs

Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Mindi Welton-Mitchell Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell is a pastor, author, speaker, and retreat leader. Ordained in the American Baptist Churches, USA and she is the pastor at Queen Anne Baptist Church in Seattle, WA. She is also the Ministry ...
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Annual Gathering and Worship

Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Online
Welcome to the Southern New England Conference Annual Gathering and Worship! Our new Conference has been in existence for less than a year.   When the final votes were taken in November 2019,  we committed to live out, interdependently, the love and...
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Racial Justice Workshop (Southington)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:00 AM to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Southington
Join us for a two-day workshop on Sept. 29-30, 9 AM-5 PM, at the First Congregational Church of Southington (Connecticut). This workshop will help participants explore personal experiences, develop shared language, understand how racism operates, ...

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Monday, October 5, 2020 to Friday, October 9, 2020
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is again hosting its Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders. Conflict is normal and inevitable  whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a ...

Proportional Giving (PG) Webinar

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
To: Church Treasurers and Financial Secretaries; Finance, Stewardship, and Mission Committees Proportional Giving (PG) is the new way of funding our common mission through the Southern New England Conference that is faithful, covenantal, aligned with...
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Racial Justice Workshop

Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:00 AM to Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: United Congregational Church of Westerly UCC
Join us for a two-day workshop, 9 AM-5 PM, at the United Congregational Church of Westerly UCC (on the Connecticut/ Rhode Island line). This workshop will help participants explore personal experiences, develop shared language, understand how racism ...

Boundary Foundations for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders

Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Boundary Foundations for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders   Details coming soon!

Super Saturday

Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM
Save the Dates!  Details coming soon!

Super Saturday

Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:00 AM
Save the Dates!  Details coming soon!

Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training - Part 1

Sunday, November 1, 2020 to Friday, November 6, 2020
Location: TBD
This is the Coach Training originally scheduled for April 2020 Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training – Part 1 Sponsored by the “Together We Thrive: Nurturing Pastoral Leadership” Initiative A collaboration of the Southern New England ...
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2020 Pride Retreat

Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 PM to Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
This is a retreat weekend for 9th-12th graders who identify as a part of the LGBTQI or Queer community and Allies. A time to be in community, make friends, to experience God’s Love, to know you are loved just as you are, and to learn, grow, & have ...

Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples: Church Hosts Needed!

Saturday, November 7, 2020 to Thursday, November 12, 2020
Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native People A Program for Churches in the 400th Anniversary Year of the First Encounter ‘Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change – Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples’, a ...

2020 Silver Lake Award

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Join members of the Silver Lake community to honor this year's Silver Lake Award recipient. Time & Location: TBD Registration information coming soon!

Writer's Workshop - Writing for Mystic Activists

Monday, November 9, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Warren Conference Center
This workshop is sponsored by the Collegeville Institute in partnership with the Southern New England Conference, UCC. From the abolition movement of the 19th century to today’s movements for black lives, living wages, LGBTQ equality, carbon ...

Tending the Fire-Opening Retreat (Series Three TWT)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:00 PM to Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Friendly Crossways Retreat Center
  Director / Retreat Leader Rev. Barbara Lemmel is an ordained elder in the New England Conference of the UMC. She has served congregations in Vermont and upstate New York, facilitated conference re-structuring, and offers programming and ...
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2020 Fall Action

Friday, November 20, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers through adult.   Action Weekends are open to youth in grades 9 through 12. Cost is $45 per person; register at www.silve...

2020 Christmas at the Lake

Friday, December 4, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Celebrate Christmas, Silver Lake-style! Join your friends and make new ones as we anticipate Christ’s birth at Silver Lake, with or without snow! We will get busy and creative with Christmas crafts, outdoor play, baking, worship, and lots of singing ...

Tending the Fire-Deepening Retreat (Series Three - TWT)

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:00 PM to Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Location: Friendly Crossways Retreat Center
  Director / Retreat Leader Rev. Barbara Lemmel is an ordained elder in the New England Conference of the UMC. She has served congregations in Vermont and upstate New York, facilitated conference re-structuring, and offers programming and ...
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2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center, Cape Cod

Friday, January 29, 2021 6:45 PM to Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
REGISTRATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE CONTINGENT ON COVID-19 FALL/FUTURE RESTRICTIONS. The 2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $145.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends and ...

Silver Lake Closed for Weekend

Friday, February 12, 2021 to Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Silver Lake will be closed to all groups and guests for President's Day weekend, February 12-14, 2021.

2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat at Prindle Pond Conference Center

Friday, February 26, 2021 6:45 PM to Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Location: Prindle Pond Conference Center at Pondside
REGISTRATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE CONTINGENT ON COVID-19 FALL/FUTURE RESTRICTIONS. The 2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $145.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends and ...

2021 Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Weekend

Friday, March 5, 2021 to Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
OPEN TO AGES 15 & 16 So you want to be a counselor at Silver Lake? Join us for a 3-day interview and training session and become one of our future leaders! You will learn how to lead games, how to quiet a roomful of conferees, how to keep them safe, ...

2021 Dean's Retreat

Friday, March 5, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
A gathering of Summer 2021 Deans, for planning, training, sharing, and community building.

Tending the Fire-Sending Retreat (Series Three - TWT)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
  Director / Retreat Leader Rev. Barbara Lemmel is an ordained elder in the New England Conference of the UMC. She has served congregations in Vermont and upstate New York, facilitated conference re-structuring, and offers programming and ...
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2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center, Cape Cod

Friday, March 12, 2021 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
This REGISTRATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE CONTINGENT ON COVID-19 FALL/FUTURE RESTRICTIONS. The 2020--2021 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $145.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends ...

Boundary Foundations for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders

Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Boundary Foundations for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders   Details coming soon!

2021 Maple Sugaring Weekend

Friday, March 19, 2021 to Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
FOR YOUTH IN GRADES 6-8 Come to camp to learn how to make maple syrup. Collect sap from our trees and boil it down in our outdoor evaporator. Spend a weekend making new friends, connecting with old friends, and enjoying some time outside as we ...

2021 Counselor Retreat

Friday, April 9, 2021 to Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Group games, cabin bonding, faith exploration, homesickness, bugs, fun, sun, outdoor adventure. We’ll cover it all! Learn how to make the magic of camp happen for your campers, while keeping them safe. This retreat is open to all who will serve as ...

2021 Spring Action

Friday, April 23, 2021 to Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Catch up with old friends, make new friends, and work hard to prepare YOUR conference center for the coming season.  From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers ...

"Leading in a Liminal Season" with Susan Beaumont

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
Join us at the Together We Thrive Inaugural Event! "Leading in a Liminal Season" with Susan Beaumont Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning—when the old way of doing things ...
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2021 Open House

Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Silver Lake staff, counselors, and deans are ready to introduce you to camp! Take a tour on foot or hop on the hayride. See the cabins and other buildings, find out where the Freds (bathrooms) are, and check out the ropes courses and the waterfront. ...

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