132 years ago in September of 1891, Silver Lake Chapel came into existence. What began as missions work, developed into a full fledged functioning body of Christ here in the village of Plympton, MA. Through many times of hardship, God has kept this body of Christ alive and ministering to all who cared to listen.
Silver Lake Chapel is a member of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. As such, the Chapel believes that a church is an autonomous part of the body of Christ while contributing to a larger association of churches from all over the country and beyond. Belonging to the NACCC allows us to receive and give support to sister churches throughout the world while extending Christian fellowship at annual gatherings. As a congregational church, we have a representative church government and all are encouraged to participate.
Silver Lake Chapel believes in supporting and participating in missions both local, national, and international. At the same time, we encourage our members to participate in local ministries such as Teen Challenge and to seek out opportunities to do the work of God.
Silver Lake Chapel believes in and conducts planned worship services. These services are at regular times and consist of music, scripture reading, prayer, and a sermon. Our music is a selection of new songs, old hymns, holy standards, whatever seems right. Guitars are used in worship as well as an organ. Occasionally, there is even a banjo and a mandolin. Just for fun.
Gathering together is an important part of church life. At Silver Lake Chapel, we have a fellowship hour after the workshop service and encourage everyone to participate. We also have monthly dinners and other special times of fellowship and worship.
Teen Challenge Choir
Ministry in Nicaragua
Our current pastor, Rev. Allan Palmer, has pastored at Silver Lake Chapel for the past ten years. He lives with his wife, Tina, in Halifax, MA where they raised their three sons. Rev. Palmer enjoys playing his guitar and playing with his five grandchildren, not necessarily in that order.
Rev. Palmer is a graduate of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and has been an ordained minister in the NACCC since 1987.
"I believe that the over-riding principle of the gospel is grace, and therefore grace should be the outstanding characteristic of our walk with Christ."
--Rev. Allan Palmer
Rev. Allan Palmer