RE-IMAGINE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

LIFESPAN CONFERENCE

WHEN

JULY 14-21 2018

WHERE

STAR ISLANDIsles of Shoals, NH

THE 2018 LIFESPAN CONFERENCE

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.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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

"SoulCollage®"

Julie Rigano

"Storytelling"

Tracy Breneman

Multicultural Renaissance Module

Natalie Fenimore

Multicultural Renaissance Module

Event Schedule

Bring the family - there's something for everyone!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

11:00am - 12:30pm

Arrive at dock, park, unload and check in

The ferry dock is at 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH. Those arriving after 12:30pm run the risk of not receiving their luggage until Monday.

2:00pm

Board the Thomas Laighton

3:30pm

Arrive on Star Island

Down time, relax – hospitality on front porch

4:30pm

Mandatory Island Orientation

Fire, Water, Safety MANDATORY orientation for all – Elliott

5:45pm

Social Hours

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

6:30pm

Dinner

Dinner – Dining Room

7:30pm

Mandatory Parent Orientation

MANDATORY orientation for parents of Jr. & Sr. High Youth & the Youth – Elliott

7:30pm

Evening Activities

Relax, snack bar open, optional activities in Oceanic Lobby

8:00pm

Childcare on Duty

Childcare on Duty – 2nd floor Oceanic

9:00pm

6th grade & younger in rooms

9:00pm

Worship

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

11:00pm

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

12:00am

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

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

(Printable LRE Week Schedule 2018)

* NOTE: This schedule preliminary and subject to change.

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.