Friends Gathering on the Sand
Saturday July 8- Friday July 14
Join us for Religious Education Week 2017! We explore faith development, spiritual growth, and leadership in a week for colleagues, friends and families.
Each summer we create a dynamic community of individual congregations and families to form this vibrant multigenerational gathering where all kinds of families work and play alongside religious educators. We come to learn as well as to put into practice what it means to be Unitarian Universalist leaders and be part of a beloved community. This year our intentional community includes child dedications for our community at the beginning of the week in addition to our annual bridging ceremony at the week’s end.
This year we are delighted to be joined by Minister of the Week, Rev. Hope Johnson and Musician of the Week Laurie Loosigian!
This year's theme is Love.
There are so many ways we're already shining stars at loving one another: from keeping watch over little ones to sharing our heartfelt stories of life. We take long walks and talks on the beach, laugh together at the fabulous Talent/No Talent Show and watch our children grow up! We'll have so many ways to explore what it means to LOVE in a community and take that love to other communities.
Whether you are an overwhelmed introvert, a sunburnt human, or someone who just needs a nap.. we all need a little break every day and it is so hard to say no to any of the delicious offerings, that we want to provide a strong holding space for quiet time as well.
Afternoons and Evenings During RE Week:
Afternoons feature more professional and personal growth opportunities such as themed porch chats, which focus on issues relating to religious education and parenting. There will also be a variety of multigenerational spiritual and “just fun” workshops, as well as time to just relax on the beach, take a walk, or play.
Multigenerational evening programs often include a dance, drumming circle, campfire, and the Talent/No Talent show. Programming for the day ends with a Spirit Circle, a time to slow down, reflect, and connect.
Book your Ferry Beach experience:
Coordinator: Sadie Kahn-Greene
- Adult $38 per day on campus
- Commuter $50 (includes lunch)
- Youth (9-17) $25 per day on campus
- Commuter $37 (includes lunch)
- Child (0-8) $0
- Children registering for this family camp must also have an adult registering for the same camp.