Star Island South Church Retreat: Deepening

Starting Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Make time for deepening and connecting at the 2017 South Church Star Island Retreat, starting July 29th. Revs Chris and Lauren, along with the planning team, will facilitate four days of rest, restoration, reflection and growth on beautiful Star Island. 

Every day will begin with a chapel led by Chris or Lauren. RE Assistant, Cat Lyons will have the kids together for fun and exploration each morning, so parents and other adults can connect, reflect and relax. All participants are invited to bring activities and present workshops. We hope to see you there!
REGISTER at the Star Island website at or go to and click on ‘PROGRAMS’ on the home page and scroll down the list until you find ‘South Church Retreat.’

You will need a credit card to pay the room & board deposit and programming fee. Be prepared to enter roommate requests, desires for specific rooms, and special needs.

Room & Board costs are listed below in the attached pdf. Room and board includes meals and travel to and from Star on the Thomas Leighton, leaving from and returning to Portsmouth.

Financial aid is offered by Star Island at: and by South Church (speak with Rev Chris).

At registration, you will pay:

  • A programming fee of $10 per night per person, including children under 6. This goes to South Church to pay for social events, snacks, hall monitoring for families and other costs to the church.
  • A $100 room & board deposit per per person (over the age of 6)

Dates are flexible and boats will travel between Portsmouth and Star every day this year. If you are coming for the four night option but arriving late or leaving early, fill in the ‘alternate’ arrival or departure dates on the registration form. You will be charged the full programming fee ($40 per person) but can get a refund of the excess by emailing the retreat registrar, Check with Janis about how to register for other variations on retreat dates. Check with Janis or Rev Chis with questions about Star, retreat programming or other matters.

For inspiration, see our Facebook page:

2017 Star Island Room & Board Rates
All rates are per person and include meals and travel to and from Star on the Thomas Leighton, leaving from and returning to Portsmouth. If you have questions, contact the South Church Star Island registrar