Silverside Church is a diverse congregation in every sense of the word. We have no interest in orthodoxy; not surprisingly, then, the theological outlooks of those in our church family range from somewhat traditional-ish (though never dogmatic) to wildly liberal. We have unfailing enthusiasm for the quality of spiritual journeys, which continue throughout our lives; and we love supporting one another on our various journeys toward truth, inner peace, and joy--as for destinations...not so much.
Happy 181st birthday to Silverside Church, September 7, 2016.
Coordinated by our congregant, June Eisley, tireless justice advocate, the Conference on Islamophobia in January 2016, set the tone for another year in our church of breaking down barriers and spreading the news of God's unconditional love.
FALL 2016 SERMON SERIES (mid-September - Mid-November)
SERMONS BY OUR PASTOR WITH JOSEPH DEUTSCH, M.D.
ANCIENT HEALING STORIES IN CONVERSATION WITH CONTEMPORARY HEALTHCARE--Magic, Medicine, Metaphor, Miracle?
DERRICK GORDON, SILVERSIDE'S GUEST SPEAKER, APRIL 2016. CONCERN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE HURTING THEMSELVES IN HOSTS OF WAYS BECAUSE OF SELF-HATRED AND/OR FEAR THAT THEY ARE HOMOSEXUAL LED THE CHURCH TO HOST DERRICK GORDON, WHO WAS THE FIRST DIVISION ONE COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER IN SPORTS HISTORY TO PUBLICLY EMBRACE THE FACT THAT HE IS GAY. SEE RELATED NEWS JOURNAL FRONT PAGE COVERAGE OF DERRICK'S STORY OF COURAGE.
Nourishing your spiritual self
LIVING IN GRATITUDE
If you are looking for a spiritual home where you can be comfortable as you nourish your spiritual self, we would be delighted if you'd consider us; and we'd be even more delighted if you visited us at a Sunday morning Gathering or at any other scheduled activity. You will be warmly welcomed by Silverside folk who once found themselves where you may well be--wondering if there is a place for someone who longs for a healthy spirituality but who is just unable to handle typical churchy expectations that you believe or act on what makes no sense to you. When they found us, they said, "Yes!" If that is your experience, we will celebrate with you!
Photography courtesy of Margaret Walker and Bill Westerhoff