Star Gathering Weekend UCC Family (Formerly Laity): A Weekend of Mindfulness and SoulCollage®

August 31 or September 1, 2018 to September 3, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Deborah Roof, Senior Pastor of First Parish Congregational UCC in East Derry, NH, will present three half-hour interactive sessions on mindfulness, simplicity, and gratitude. Deborah is a life-long learner, not only in Christian theology but also in non-Christocentric wisdom traditions. Liz Greenberg, L.I.C.S.W. and SoulCollage® facilitator, will guide you in using your intuition and inner wisdom to create a SoulCollage® Deck, “The Story of You”. You will love your Deck. It is a tangible way to know yourself in your diversity and depth and you will discover wisdom within yourself that will amaze you. Creating and sharing your Deck can be a fun, profound and sacred experience.

Youth Programming

Depending on their ages, activities for teens and children include a family softball game, basketball and tennis, activities in the art barn and the marine lab, and participating in the Talent Show.

Minister and Theme Speaker

The Rev. Dr. Deborah Roof, Senior Pastor of First Parish Congregational UCC in East Derry, NH and Liz Greenberg, L.I.C.S.W. and SoulCollage® facilitator East Derry, NH.

Program Fee

$20/youth under the age of 15


Scholarships are available – for more information email

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

SG Weekend Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
3-nights $459 $613 $563 $841
2-nights $353 $467 $432 $613


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

SG Weekend Under 6 6-11 Yrs 12-17 Yrs
Youths 3-night Free $216 $310
Youths 2-night Free $165 $239

Ferry Schedule

Friday, August 31 
Departure: Portsmouth 12:55 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island  1:55 p.m.
Saturday, September 1
Departure: Portsmouth 9:25 a.m.
Arrival: Star Island  10:25 a.m.
Monday, September 3
Departure: Star Island 1:20 p.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 2:45 p.m.


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