Worship Services & Programs - Silver Bay YMCA

Worship Services & Programs

Worship Services


Whoever you are and where ever you are on life’s journey you are welcome here. We also offer contemporary worship during our summer season. Please see the Breeze, Silver Bay’s Program Guide for more information.  Times and locations may be subject to change. 

All are welcome!

August 26 – Communion service 8:30 a.m.; Choir 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. – Chapel

September 2 – Communion service 8:30 a.m.; Choir 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. – Boathouse

October 7 – Choir 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. – Chapel

Dec. 24 – 7:30 p.m. Chapel – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Chapel

Reading Group


The Spiritual Life reading group meets every other Friday morning (some exceptions – see Activity Calendar) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. from early September to early June.  The group meets in the Trinity House lounge. The purpose of the group is to deepen our relationship with God. We attempt to accomplish this by collectively reading a book by a current theologian and discussing the key points made by the author.  Copies of the current book are available at the Spiritual Life Center and at the  Gift Shop in the William Boyd Center. 

Meeting dates:

Fall 2018

September 7 & 21

October 5 & 19

November 2 & 16

December 7 & 14

Spiritual Life Services

Some may be seasonal – Please see our Program Guide (The Breeze) for more information.

Spiritual Life Tent

All Spiritual Life seminars are held along the lakeshore just beyond the Nature Center, behind the Children’s Pavilion. A tent has been set up in this peaceful and tranquil setting. Seminars begin at 9:00 a.m. and finish at 10:15 a.m. We invite you to come to this beautiful setting and take the opportunity to deepen in your life journey. All are welcome. Please note that all of the books used in the seminars are available to purchase at the Silver Bay Gift Shop and at the seminar.


The Silver Bay Labyrinth is located just North of Slim Point and east of the Gymnasium. It is open twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and is available for reflection and meditation. It is a tool for deepening our spiritual journey. Walking the Labyrinth is a soul-renewing experience where we come to feel the presence of the sacred. All of our scheduled labyrinth walks are facilitated by an experienced instructor. 


Spiritual Life Center

Pastoral Counseling • Spiritual Direction • Couple’s Support • 12-Step Support

You are invited and most welcome to speak with our chaplain or a Spiritual Life staff member. Please feel free to stop by the Spiritual Life Center in Trinity or make an appointment.


To contact the Spiritual Life Office:

Spiritual Life Director Garth Allen, call 518.543.8833 ext. 261 or email gallen@silverbay.org


Chaplain Bruce Tamlyn, call 518.543.8833 ext. 272, or email btamlyn@silverbay.org

Prayer Breakfasts

Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

September 7 – Boathouse – North Porch

October 5 – William Boyd Center

November 2 – William Boyd Center

December 7 – William Boyd Center

Women’s Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

September 7 –  Boathouse – South Porch

October 5 – William Boyd Center

November 2 – William Boyd Center

December 7 – William Boyd Center

Labyrinth Program

 October 12th – a facilitated Labyrinth walk at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

(Weather permitting at the outdoor labyrinth by the Gym– indoor location is the Dance Studio in the Gym)

November 9th – a facilitated walk at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Dance Studio in the Gym

These walks will be facilitated by Betty Lopez Towey, Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator Veriditas Faculty.