JULY 14-21 2018


STAR ISLANDIsles of Shoals, NH


Me to We: Building spiritual communities that value relationships and nurture spiritual transformation.

From wanting a place to raise grounded, thoughtful children, to seeking a community of justice-focused people, to finding a spiritual home in a welcoming environment, people come to our Unitarian Universalist communities for a variety of reasons. How can we as professional religious educators, ministers, RE teachers, and care givers foster and maintain relationships that lift up our members and create an environment of thriving spiritual transformation? Join us as we re-imagine a comprehensive approach to religious education that truly embraces the understanding that the whole church is religious education.


For Religious Educators

It can be hard as a Religious Educator or a volunteer to find time for reflection, continuing education and networking with colleagues.  Fortunately, a week on Star Island provides all three of these.  Our programs have included Renissance Modules, workshops that give credit toward toward credentialing, and workshops that include vital and useful information for anyone working with faith formation in congregations.

We encourage you to bring your entire family – there is something for everyone here. Visit our Things to Do and Young People’s Program pages to learn more.

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This Year's Speakers

Listen, Learn, Get inspired.

Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley

Minister of the Week

Kim Sweeney

"The Future of Faith Formation: Moving from Me to We"

Laura Beth Brown

"Embracing Family Ministry"

Jennie Mulqueen

"Spiritual Parenting"

Suzanne O’Neil

"Soul Collage"

Julie Rigano


Coming soon…

Renaissance Module

Event Schedule

Bring the family - there's something for everyone!

Event schedule coming soon!

Venue Information

A unique and beautiful setting


The conference takes place on Star Island - one of the nine Isles of Shoals located seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine.


Please arrive at 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH by 12:30pm on July 14, 2018 for ferry service to the conference by Isles of Shoals Steamship Company.


Lodging is available in the main hotel and cottages. Rooms are simply furnished. Meals are hearty and served family-style in the dining room.