Star Gathering 2 Family Conference: The Body – A Vehicle for Justice, Advocacy and Peace

August 3, 2019 to August 10, 2019

The Body – a vehicle for justice, advocacy and peace.

It’s how we experience the world. Whether we sing, speak, celebrate or mourn, the body is the worldly vessel for the spirit. It’s an agent of activism – how we protest, how we demand change. Now more than ever it is the time to use our corporeal selves to speak our spiritual truth.

Minister of the Week

Rev. Matilda Cantwell, Director of Religious & Spiritual Life and College Chaplain at Smith College

Program Speaker

Rev. Traci Blackmon,Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO.

Program Fee

$115/per adult; $90/youth

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

SG2 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.

SG2 Under 6 6-11 Yrs 12-17 Yrs
Youths Free $466 $666

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, August 3

2:25 pm Thomas Laighton Depart Portsmouth

Saturday, August 10

8:20 am Thomas Laighton Depart Star


Contact conference Chairs Jenny Giering and Dave Boynton or Registrar Medora Barnes

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!)