2017 Clergy Grants
The Isles of Shoals Association Unitarian Universalist (ISAUU) Clergy Grants Program provides funding for UU clergy and their families to attend Star Island conferences. Our intent is to introduce you to Star Island conferences, to support your personal and professional relaxation and rejuvenation, and to promote Star Island with UU clergy and their congregations.
The original Unitarian Summer Meetings Association was founded in 1896 to host conferences at Star Island in the belief that gatherings of Unitarian laypeople and clergy would set the stage for personal renewal and inspiration as well as strengthening the Unitarian movement. The ISAUU still believes this a century later and the Clergy Grants Program is an outgrowth of that vision.
Members of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) who are Parish or Community Ministers or Ministers of Religious Education who have not yet been to Star Island and are not associated with conference programs are invited to attend a conference next summer as the guest of the Isles of Shoals Association Unitarian Universalist (ISAUU).
The program is administered in partnership with the UUMA. An application is available below and should be returned by March 1. Grant recipients are notified by March 15 and will receive vouchers to enclose with conference applications. Applications received after March 1 will be considered as long as grant money remains available.
Look for conference information at www.starisland.org. Registration opens in early January. Please Note: Registration by March 10 is recommended for the some conferences - All Star I, All Star II, International Affairs, Life on a Star I, and Life on a Star II since these conferences can fill up quickly.
Members of the ISAUU Clergy Grants Panel welcome your participation in our on-going program of support for our UU Clergy.
PLEASE NOTE that the ISA(UU) Grants support room and board expenses only. Other conference costs include registration fees and parking at the dock in Portsmouth. Information can be obtained from the www.starisland.org.
Submit form here or send by mail by March 1, 2017 to:
48 Tower Street
Jamaica Plain MA 02130