HEALTHY WHOLE INSPIRED
Faith Development Week
Join us as we explore this year's theme: Living Your Faith!
JULY 18-24 2021
STAR ISLANDIsles of Shoals, NH
COMING AND GOING
Don’t forget your sunscreen and proof of immunization!
The conference ferry is the Thomas Laighton, owned and operated by the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, and located at 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH.
ARRIVING AT THE DOCK, JULY 18:
11:00 am -1:00 pm. Arrive at the dock to park, unload luggage, and check in with Star Island staff and the Faith Development Week volunteers. Don’t forget your immunization documentation if applicable.
2:00 pm. Be prepared to board the Thomas Laighton
Plan to be at the dock 1½-2 hours in advance of the scheduled departure time, just like for airports. The location is convenient to downtown so you can explore and grab lunch after check-in, but be sure you are back at the dock for boarding no later than 2:00 pm. Conferees arriving after 1 pm run the risk of missing the ferry.
All overnight guests over the age of two MUST either provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (within 72 hours) in order to board the ferry to Star Island.
CONFERENCE FERRY SCHEDULE
7/18 Departs Portsmouth 2:25 pm
Arrives at Star Island 3:30 pm
7/24 Departs Star Island 9:20 am
Arrives at Portsmouth 10:45 am
The Thomas Laighton is chartered by Star Island Corporation and the boat fare is included in the room and board rates for conferees. There are bathrooms on board as well as a snack bar.
Block parking is available at the Steamship Company parking lot for $14 per vehicle per night. Parking fees will be added to your room and board bill, payable on the island. Please be prepared to leave your keys with the parking attendants for the week, to avoid cars being blocking in.
Conferee vehicles must be parked in the designated Steamship Company parking area, as directed by the parking attendant. Star Island Corporation, Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and the Pease Development Authority, Division of Ports and Harbors, assume no responsibility for cars parked in the parking lot. While we have made some accommodation for special needs parking, it will be relatively limited (10-15 spaces) and may require moving cars as conferees leave at different times.
Checked bags: Each person may check one bag weighing 40 lbs or two smaller bags, each weighing 25 lbs or less. Multiple small bags and soft bags without wheels are preferable.
Carry-on bags: Luggage brought on the conference ferry is self-service and similar to an airline carry-on procedure. Guests should be able to carry their luggage onto the ferry in a singe trip. Guests who need assistance with luggage should always have it checked on the luggage boat.
Although we make every effort to handle luggage with care, be advised that Star Island Corporation and Steamship Company assume no responsibility for the handling, damage, or loss of any luggage. Conferees are urged to leave valuable items at home or to handle them personally. Belongings should be securely packed; loosely packed items run the risk of being damaged or dropped in the water during handling.
Conferees are not permitted to bring alcohol aboard the Thomas Laighton (so alcohol should not be packed in carry-on baggage). Neither Star Island nor the Steamship Company has professionally trained luggage handlers.
Please pack any prescription drugs in your carry-on luggage.
Collegial Porch Chats: Small group ministry for Religious Professionals in this extraordinary time.
An opportunity to share ideas, support and inspire one another as we continue to learn the dance of sustaining ourselves while serving communities of children, youth and adults in our living UU faith tradition in an ever-changing world.
Come chat, laugh, vent, grieve and reimagine, surrounded by the sea and caring colleagues!
Facilitator: Cathy Seggel,
Director of Religious Education, First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI
***This program is only available for on site
Star Island participants.
Join Laura Beth Brown live streamed each morning from 7-8 AM for morning yoga! Come awaken your body, mind, and spirit to the day through intentional breathing, asana (postures), meditation, and chanting. Not an early bird? No problem! Each session will be recorded and available for 24 hours.
Listen, Learn, Get inspired.
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.