Star Union 2023
Star Union: Inquire Within
What makes your spirit feel cared for? At Star Union, we will spend the week tending to a loving connection between hands, heart, and mind. Using the talents and camaraderie of our community, we will aim to provide the conference with new opportunities for that connection: through making art, music, writing, and exploring the natural beauty of the island.
Each morning, there will be a short and fun community activity. That will be followed by an array of mini-workshops such as printing, stitching, writing, drumming, harmonizing, or foraging. The children’s program will enjoy similar activities and themes.
In the afternoons, we’ll revive an historical Shoals tradition: a salon-style artist hang-out, enjoying conversation together while (if we wish) continuing to work on projects from the morning. We’ll also have our beloved fellowship hour, yoga, a few evening chapel services, and lots of late-night music and fun.
Led by a Montessori art teacher and a team of artists and educators, young people from 6-16 will gather in a multi-age group twice a day. They’ll get to play games, express themselves through art and drama, learn to appreciate the island’s bountiful natural resources and build their own caring community.
Dates and Fees
June 25 – July 2, 2023
Registration opens in January, and a link will be added here.
This helps to cover hospitality, insurance, and staff members.
info coming soon
This covers supplies and helps to offset leader expenses
info coming soon
Children below 6
No conference fee
Parents of children under 6 should contact coordinators to discuss arrangements for them.
2023 visionary team
- Chairperson: Stephanie Sersich
- Workshop leaders: Rob Gimpel, Leslie Beattie, Margaret Blodgett, Hanne Winarsky
- Resident artist & performer: Kemp Harris
- Minister of the Week: Lisa Ward, First Parish Milton, UU, Milton, Massachusetts
- Youth Program Leaders: Suzanne and Annabelle Cook
- Registrar: Bill Tibbs
- Treasurer: Tricia Coleman
- Chair Emeritus/Founder/Muse: Tom Coleman
To request more information, use the form below.