Star Gathering Weekend UCC Family Conference: The Spiritual Connection: Body, Mind, & Spirit

August 30 or 31 to September 2

Our theme is “The Spiritual Connection: Body, Mind and Spirit”.  Join us for a fun and spiritual Labor Day weekend as we reduce physical and mental stress and gain a sense of well-being through combining gentle yoga and guided meditation with the healing power of vibrational sound.

Discount Alert! Star Gathering 1 or 2 conferees registered for a full 7-night SG program will receive 30% Room and Board at Star Gathering Family Weekend !

Program Speaker

Program Speakers

Romulo (Romy) Valdez, Jr., Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, certified kundalini yoga instructor and sound therapy/vibrational medicine practitioner.  His partner, Danielle Ravenelle, B.A., is a certified yoga instructor, sound therapy/vibrational medicine practitioner and health coach.  They are founders of the Center for Psychological Health & Well-Being, Amherst, NH.

Program Fee

$40/adult and older youth, $20/youth under 15 years of age

Room & Board Rates

Adults Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
3-nights $477 $638 $586 $875
2-nights $367 $486 $449 $638


Youth 12-17 yrs 6-11 yrs 0-5 yrs
3-nights $322 $225 Free
2-nights $249 $172 Free

Ferry Schedule

Friday, August 30

9:25 am Challenger Depart Portsmouth


Saturday, August 31 (2-night option)

10:25 am Thomas Laighton Depart Portsmouth

Monday, September 2

2:15 pm Thomas Laighton Depart Star


Contact Conference Chairs Leslie Dehey and Scott Miller or Registrar Lee McTighe

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!)