Star Gathering UCC 2 Family Conference: Live Green, Love Green: Ecology, Faith and Justice

August 4, 2018 to August 11, 2018

All of the Star Gathering conferences have united in our mission of Ecology, Faith, and Social Justice! Join our fun and supportive community as we take action towards transforming and deepening our relationship with the Earth. New and old friendships will be cemented as we enjoy inter-generational activities, educational and spiritual programs, games, crafts, and environmental exploration on our beautiful island home. Be green with us!

Theme Speaker

The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal is a Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, and former Executive Secretary of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.  He provides national leadership as a climate activist for the United Church of Christ.

Minister of the Week

Reverend Matilda Rose Cantwell, Director of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and College Chaplain, Smith College. She served as the senior fellow for interfaith initiatives for three years, working with CRSL to promote its theme of justice, identity and social change, collaborating with others to undergird and rejuvenate social justice work with contemplative and reflective practices. She works closely with various religious and nonreligious student organizations on campus, faculty, staff, and community partners; and especially enjoys both her collective and one-on-one conversations with students. Matilda holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Lewis and Clark College, a master’s degree from Smith College School for Social Work, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School.

Program Fee

$115/adult, $90/child


Scholarships are available. Please contact the conference registrar for information and application form.

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

UCC2 Family Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $967 $1,315 $1,191 $1,747

Youth rates are determined by age on the first day of the program, regardless of room type.

UCC2 Family Under 6 6-11 Yrs 12-17 Yrs
Youths Free $448 $640


Ferry Schedule

Saturday, August 4
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Saturday, August 11
Departure: Star Island 8:20 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 9:45 a.m.


Contact the Registrar, Medora Barnes


Sara Garthwait and Heather Bell (Co-chairs)