Lifespan Religious Education – Building Spiritual Communities that Value Relationships and Nurture Spiritual Transformation

July 14, 2018 to July 21, 2018

All Together Now! Me to We: Building Spiritual Communities that Value Relationships and Nurture Spiritual Transformation.

From wanting a place to raise grounded, thoughtful children, to seeking a community of justice focused people, to finding a spiritual home in a welcoming environment, people come to Unitarian Universalist communities for a variety of reasons. How can professional religious educators, ministers, RE teachers, and care givers foster and maintain relationships that lift up our members and create an environment of thriving spiritual transformation? Join us as we re-imagine a comprehensive approach to religious education that truly embraces the understanding that the whole church is religious education.

Youth Programming

Our young people’s program takes place each morning from 9-12 pm and if for children from birth through high school. Engaging program for high and middle school youth include service projects, worship service, bridging ceremony, late night/overnight. Activities for younger children include building cardboard boats and holding a duct tape regatta, building and launching water bottle rockets. Other activities are visiting marine lab, environmental tours, rowing to Smuttynose, etc. In the afternoon, all activities are multigenerational. Events include island sustainability tour, tie-dying, scavenger hunt, softball, kickball and an ice cream social as softball, Yoga, Evening – bonfire, talent show, reader’s theater, musicale, bingo, Candlelight chapel service, children’s story time, family service.

Minister of the Week

Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley, North Universalist Chapel Society, Woodstock VT


Contact Registrar Jane Clay at

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

LRE 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.

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

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, July 14
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Saturday, July 21
Departure: Star Island 8:20 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 9:45 a.m.


Registrar Jane Clay can be reached at