Star Gathering 1 Family Conference: Bodies Are Beautiful!

July 27, 2019 to August 3, 2019

Star Island United Church of Christ (SIUCC) proudly supports all 4 Star Gathering conferences as we delve into the overarching theme of “The Body” and explore it in four different ways this summer. Join us for fun, relaxation, community, and fellowship for all ages and abilities as we get in touch with our bodies on our island paradise!

The body is complex and holy.  Even naming the topic can bring up feelings, messages, and worries about what God and others think of our bodies.  Join us this summer on Star Island as we claim our belovedness, and lean into the idea that we are all truly made in God’s image just as we are.

Discount Alert! Star Gathering 1 conferees registered for the full 7-night program will receive 30% Room and Board at Star Gathering Family Weekend Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2!

Program Speaker

Rev. Dr. Julie Mavity Maddalena, interim pastor First Congregational of Georgetown (MA)

Minister of the Week

Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath, Interim School Minister, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Program Fee

$115/per adult; $90/ youth entering 8th grade and lower

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, July 27

2:25 pm Thomas Laighton Depart Portsmouth

Saturday, August 3

8:20 am Thomas Laighton Depart Star

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

SG1 Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+    $1,006 $1,368 $1,239 $1,817




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

SG1 Under 6 6-11 Yrs 12-17 Yrs
Youths Free $466 $666


Contact Conference Chairs Skyler Dean-Lee and Sam Dean-Lee or Registrar Dawn Grobe

Returning to Star? Check out our Community Building Program!

We want our conferences to continue to grow, so we’re asking our Star Island family members to bring someone with you to Star this year. Here’s how it works:

1) Find that person (or more than one person) that you feel would be able to best contribute to the community on Star Island.Consider people in your extended family, congregation members, co-workers or other personal networks!

2) Nominate that person by filling out this form.

3) Star will cover 30% of the room and board for your new Shoaler, provided they attend the full duration of the conference!

4) We’ll also kick in $50 toward your room and board, provided you attend the full duration of the conference! (if you bring 4 or more new people, we’ll give you $125!)