Star Gathering UCC 1 Youth Conference – Being Beloved

July 28, 2018 to August 4, 2018

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” This week we will be living into the Beloved in the world. We will practice living in beloved community, where there is space for everyone. We will participate in care for creation through service projects and environmental conservation. We will walk toward loving ourselves by making space for the belovedness of God within us. We will make space for fun and joy – the joy that can cover all of this life. Come and find the wonder, transformation and joy of being beloved and naming the belovedness in another!

Star Gathering 1 provides programming for rising 9th grade youth to graduated high school seniors. From 9-12 each morning youth meet in Brookfield for games, conversation, island adventures and community. During the afternoon we host “pop up” activities for youth ranging from tie-dye, to pop trivia, to walk&talks around the island, to painting classes, to volleyball games and more! Each evening there is a special youth-specific event: movies, dances, bonfires, variety shows and more!

Program Leader

Jenn Murray MDiv

Program Fee

$115 per person


Star Gathering 1 Youth does offer scholarships. Please contact our registrar Dawn Grobe and she will help you get the information you need!

Room & Board

UCC 1 Youth Per Person
Youths $640

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, July 28
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Saturday, August 4
Departure: Star Island 8:20 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 9:45 a.m.


Jennifer Murray