Star Gathering 1 UCC Youth Conference: Bodies Are Beautiful!

July 27, 2019 to August 3, 2019

We’re planning a week of fun and faithful conversation, games and exploration! The theme for the week is “Bodies Are Beautiful!” The messages we get from the world tell us that we should always be trying to change our bodies and ourselves. This summer, we’re practicing a Holy No by being totally counter-cultural. We’ll be learning how to appreciate, love and care for our bodies at every shape, size an ability. We’ll be practicing mindfulness to save ourselves from stress and we’ll dance and sing our praise to God for the gift of being human and alive. We’ll talk about what it means to honor one another and ourselves. We’ll play games together that have us moving, dancing, painting, decorating and loving these beautiful gifts we’ve been given to live in! Get ready for a week of fun in a supportive and loving community!

Discount Alert! Star Gathering 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!

Youth Leader

Jenn Murray, MDiv, Minister of Youth & Families, South Church (UCC), Andover, MA;

Program Fee


Room & Board Rates

Conference week: $666/person

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, July 27

2:25 pm Thomas Laighton Depart Portsmouth

Saturday, August 3

8:20 am Thomas Laighton Depart Star


Contact Registrar Dawn Grobe or Jennifer Murray 

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!)