Waves of the Future

Waves of the Future:

Emergent Strategies for Liminal Times

July 16-23, 2023

We as religious leaders have been learning how to be strategic throughout the pandemic. We’ve adapted to multi-platform experiences and reimagined traditions from the “before times.” It’s been exhausting.

Now we are entering a new period of adaptation- what do we do next and how do we keep going? We hope Faith Development Week this summer can be a model for our future.

As we enter a new stage with COVID, FDW offers you a guide to help understand and approach today’s challenges while also providing ample relaxation and fun time with your family and community. Using emergent strategies, we will look at patterns in human behavior to expand our thinking into more effective ministry. Using beloved Star Island traditions and multigenerational events, we will create a balance of professional development and fun activities for all ages.

Minister of the Week

Rev. Tricia Hart

Rev. Tricia Hart has been an active Unitarian Universalist for more than 35 years - first as a lay leader, then a consultant to congregations around the country, and since 1997 as a minister. Tricia has served eight congregations as minister in New England, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio – two of those as Co-Minister with her spouse, the Rev. Peter Newport (whom she met on Star). She currently serves as Developmental Senior Minister with the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, Vermont.

Tricia first came to Star Island to lead a workshop at “RE Week” in 1995. She’s been back many summers – sometimes to lead programs, but always to rest and restore her spirit in the beauty of Star and the community we make together. Tricia is looking forward to sharing worship, fun, love and learning with all of you in July.

More information on workshops and special events coming soon!

All images above were taken by Christina Fulton, one of our conferees in 2022.