HEALTHY WHOLE INSPIRED

Faith Development Week

Join us as we explore this year's theme: Living Your Faith!

WHEN

JULY 18-25 2020

WHERE

STAR ISLANDIsles of Shoals, NH

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

It can be hard to find time for reflection, continuing education and networking with other Unitarian Universalists.  Star Island is the perfect place to be in community with others interested in faith development.

Our Planning Inspiration for 2020: “Community Means Strength” by Starhawk 

We are all longing to go home to some place
we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned
we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.
Community.
Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion
without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands
will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter,
voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength
that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing.
A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free.

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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Sample Event Schedule

Bring the family - there's something for everyone!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

6:30am

Yoga

Yoga - Brookfield

7:00am

Coffee / Swim

Coffee & Wake Up Singers – Porch / Polar Bear Swim – Dock

7:30am

Morning Chapel

Morning Chapel for Adults & Youth

8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast – Dining Hall

8:50am

All Together Worship

All Together Worship – Elliott (Kim will weave in an intro to the theme talk as part of worship)

9:30am

Meeting for Parents of Young Children

Meeting of parents of young children (Nursery – Elementary) – Elliott

9:50am

Break / Young People's Program

Coffee & Tea Break – Porch / Young People’s Program begins

10:00am

Morning Workshops Begin

12:00pm

Morning Programs End

Please pick up children from their groups

12:30pm

Lunch

Lunch – Dining Room

1:00pm

Island Quiet Hour

(in room or quiet activities)

1:30pm

Auction / Historical Tour

Auction set-up in Lobby / Historical Tour – Meets on front porch

2:00pm

Porch Chat

Porch Chat - Porch

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Art Barn Open

2:30pm

Multigenerational Tie-Dye

Multigenerational Tie-Dye I – Brookfield porch

4:30pm

Talent Show Rehearsal

Talent Show Rehearsal - Elliott

5:30pm

Social Hours

Social Hours: with alcohol + non-alcoholic beverages & snacks – Lindquist Deck / 12-step meeting – Art Barn

6:30pm

Dinner

7:30pm

Evening Event

Evening Event: Bonfire on the rocks – West rocks

8:00pm

Childcare on Duty

Childcare on Duty – 2nd floor Oceanic

9:00pm

6th grade & younger in their own rooms

9:00pm

Worship

Worship – meet on Oceanic porch for candle- lit processional to Chapel

11:00pm

7th-9th grade in their own rooms / Snack Bar Closes

12:00am

10th-12th grade in their own rooms / Island Quiet Time for All

Monday, July 16, 2018

6:30am

Yoga

Yoga - Brookfield

7:00am

Coffee / Swim

Coffee & Wake Up Singers – Porch / Polar Bear Swim – Dock

7:30am

Morning Chapel

Morning Chapel for Adults & Youth

8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast – Dining Hall

8:40am

Conference Photo

Conference photo - Oceanic Steps

9:00am

Young People's Program Begins

9:10am

Theme Talk

Theme Talk - Elliott

9:50am

Break

Coffee & Tea Break – Porch

10:00am

Morning Workshops Begin

12:00pm

Morning Programs End

Please pick up children from their groups

12:30pm

Lunch

Lunch – Dining Room

1:00pm

Island Quiet Hour

(in room or quiet activities)

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Porch Chat

Porch Chat - Porch

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Art Barn Open

2:30pm

Multigenerational Tie-Dye

Multigenerational Tie-Dye I – Brookfield porch

4:00pm

Geology Walk

Geology Walk – Marine Lab

4:30pm

Talent Show Rehearsal

Talent Show Rehearsal - Elliott

5:00pm

New Shoalers Check-in

New Shoalers check-in with reps from exec. staff – Writing Room

5:30pm

Social Hour

Social Hour: with alcohol + non-alcoholic beverages & snacks – Lindquist Deck / 12-step meeting – Art Barn

6:30pm

Dinner

Dinner - Dining Room

7:30pm

Evening Event

Evening Event: Bingo - Snack Bar

8:00pm

Childcare on Duty / Rocks off limits until Sunrise

Childcare on Duty – 2nd floor Oceanic

9:00pm

6th grade & younger in their own rooms

11:00pm

7th-9th grade in their own rooms / Snack Bar Closes

12:00am

10th-12th grade in their own rooms / Island Quiet Time for All

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

6:00am

Bird Walk

Bird Walk - Meet at Marine Lab

6:30am

Yoga

Yoga - Brookfield

7:00am

Coffee / Swim

Coffee & Wake Up Singers – Porch / Polar Bear Swim – Dock

7:30am

Morning Chapel

Morning Chapel for Adults & Youth

8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast – Dining Hall

9:00am

Young People's Program Begins

9:10am

Theme Talk

Theme Talk - Elliott

9:50am

Break

Coffee & Tea Break – Porch

10:00am

Morning Workshops Begin

12:00pm

Morning Programs End

Please pick up children from their groups

12:30pm

Lunch

Lunch – Dining Room

1:00pm

Island Quiet Hour

(in room or quiet activities)

1:30pm

Appledore Trip

Appledore Trip - meet at well house

2:00pm

Porch Chat & Afternoon Activities

Porch Chat - Porch / Multigen Game: Norm’s Neighborhood – Sandpiper / Island Systems and Sustainability Tour (Meet on front porch)

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Art Barn Open

2:30pm

Last call to rinse your tie-dye shirt!

Multigenerational Tie-Dye I – Brookfield porch

4:00pm

Geology Walk

Geology Walk – Marine Lab

4:30pm

Talent Show Rehearsal

Talent Show Rehearsal - Elliott

5:30pm

Social Hour

Social Hour: with alcohol + non-alcoholic beverages & snacks – Lindquist Deck / 12-step meeting – Art Barn

6:30pm

Dinner

Dinner - Dining Room

7:30pm

Evening Event

Dance ‘til you Drop!! – Elliott

8:00pm

Childcare on Duty / Rocks off limits until Sunrise

Childcare on Duty – 2nd floor Oceanic

8:00pm - 12:00am

Jr. Youth Late Night

Jr. Youth Late Night – Brookfield

11:00pm

7th-9th grade in their own rooms / Snack Bar Closes

12:00am

10th-12th grade in their own rooms / Island Quiet Time for All

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

6:30am

Yoga

Yoga - Brookfield

7:00am

Coffee / Swim

Coffee & Wake Up Singers – Porch / Polar Bear Swim – Dock

Time TBD

Low Tide Walk

Low Tide Walk - Marine Lab

7:30am

Morning Chapel

Morning Chapel for Adults & Youth

8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast – Dining Hall

9:00am

Young People's Program Begins

9:10am

Theme Talk

Theme Talk - Elliott

9:50am

Break

Coffee & Tea Break – Porch

10:00am

Morning Workshops Begin

12:00pm

Morning Programs End

Please pick up children from their groups

12:30pm

Lunch

Lunch – Dining Room

1:00pm

Island Quiet Hour

(in room or quiet activities)

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Porch Chat

Porch Chat - Porch

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Art Barn Open

2:30pm

Multigenerational Tie-Dye

Multigenerational Tie-Dye I – Brookfield porch

4:00pm

Talent Show Rehearsal

Talent Show Rehearsal - Elliott

5:00pm

New Shoalers Check-in

New Shoalers check-in with reps from exec. staff – Writing Room

5:30pm

Social Hour

Social Hour: with alcohol + non-alcoholic beverages & snacks – Lindquist Deck / 12-step meeting – Art Barn

6:15pm

Lobster Dinner

(ticket needed)

6:30pm

Dinner

Dinner - Dining Room

7:30pm

Evening Event

Evening Event: Talent Show - Elliott

8:00pm

Childcare on Duty / Rocks off limits until Sunrise

Childcare on Duty – 2nd floor Oceanic

9:00pm

Evening Chapel – Chapel (Senior Youth leading)

10:00pm on

Sr. Youth Sleepover

Sr. Youth Sleepover – Brookfield

11:00pm

7th-9th grade in their own rooms / Snack Bar Closes

12:00am

Island Quiet Time for All

Thursday, July 19, 2018

6:30am

Yoga

Yoga - Brookfield

7:00am

Coffee / Swim

Coffee & Wake Up Singers – Porch / Polar Bear Swim – Dock

7:30am

Morning Chapel

Morning Chapel for Adults & Youth

8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast – Dining Hall

9:00am

Young People's Program Begins

9:10am

Theme Talk

Theme Talk - Elliott

9:50am

Break

Coffee & Tea Break – Porch

10:00am

Morning Workshops Begin

12:00pm

Morning Programs End

Please pick up children from their groups

12:30pm

Lunch

Lunch – Dining Room

1:00pm

Island Quiet Hour

(in room or quiet activities)

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Porch Chat

Porch Chat - Porch

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Art Barn Open

3:30pm

Softball LRE vs. Pels

3:30 pm

Ice cream social

Front Porch

5:30pm

Social Hour

Social Hour: with alcohol + non-alcoholic beverages & snacks – Lindquist Deck / 12-step meeting – Art Barn

6:00pm

Auction Closes

6:30pm

Dinner

Dinner - Dining Room

8:00pm

Childcare on Duty

Childcare on Duty – 2nd floor Oceanic

8:30pm

Evening Event

Evening Event: Pel Show – Oceanic Lobby

10:00pm

Evening Chapel / Rocks off limits until sunrise

11:00pm

7th-9th grade in their own rooms / Snack Bar Closes

12:00am

10th-12th grade in their own rooms / Island Quiet Time for All

Friday, July 20, 2018

6:30am

Yoga

Yoga - Brookfield

7:00am

Coffee / Swim

Coffee & Wake Up Singers – Porch / Polar Bear Swim – Dock

7:30am

Morning Chapel

Morning Chapel for Adults & Youth

8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast – Dining Hall

9:00am

Young People's Program Begins

9:10am

Theme Talk

Theme Talk - Elliott

9:50am

Break

Coffee & Tea Break – Porch

10:00am

Morning Workshops Begin

For Sr. Youth

11:00pm

PIT (Pelicans-In-Training) Tour

12:00pm

Morning Programs End

Please pick up children from their groups

12:30pm

Lunch

Lunch – Dining Room

1:00pm

Island Quiet Hour

(in room or quiet activities)

1:30pm

Duct Tape Regatta

Best to watch from lawn or dock. Needs to be high tide.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Porch Chat

Porch Chat - Porch

3:00pm

Sr. Youth Bridging

Elliott

5:30pm

Social Hour

Social Hour: with alcohol + non-alcoholic beverages & snacks – Lindquist Deck / 12-step meeting – Art Barn

6:30pm

Dinner Banquet

Dining Room

8:00pm

Childcare on Duty

Childcare on Duty – 2nd floor Oceanic

9:00pm

Evening Chapel / Rocks off limits until sunrise

11:00pm

7th-9th grade in their own rooms / Snack Bar Closes

12:00am

10th-12th grade in their own rooms / Island Quiet Time for All

Saturday, July 21, 2018

6:45am

Luggage out of rooms

7:00am

Polar Bear Dip

7:15am

Room Checkout

7:15am

Breakfast

7:50am

Board the Thomas Laighton

8:20am

Ferry Departure

9:20am

Arrival in Portsmouth

Venue Information

A unique and beautiful setting

Location

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.

Transportation

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

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