Author Archives: Cliff Adams

Videos from Rev. Joan Van Becelaere’s morning seminar

If you attended Rev. Joan Van Becelaere’s morning seminar: Once Upon a Time in Judea…. A Story-Focused Intro to the New Testament, or wished you could have, here are the videos that were shown.

2017 Photos

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2016 Photos

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SI 2017 Evaluation

The 2017 evaluation is here: We read them all and care about your thoughts. Thank you so much!

2017 Slideshow

Mobile Site and Schedule!

Get ready for Summer Institute 2017 by bookmarking the mobile site. Even add it as a shortcut to your homescreen for an app-like experience. The schedule is also on the site, though subject to change. Mobile Homepage

Sell at the SI Bookstore!

Hey everyone, it’s not too late to vend at the SI bookstore! Not artsy, no problem! You can offer a service like massages, haircuts, or whatever cool thing you do! There are no fees to vend at the bookstore, but 15% of your sales go to the SI scholarship fund to help others enjoy the magic that is SI. Please send me a quick email at to let me know that you will be there. See you soon!

Contra Dance

Monday evening is your chance to dance to old-time with music by David Strickler and friends. No partner or experience necessary. Contra dance is aerobic and social. Dancer-friendly instruction and calling by Susan English

Today is the last day!

Been thinking about coming to Summer Institute 2017, but not sure? Well, time is running out! Registration is only open until 7/2, and there will be no walk-ins. Decision Helpers: 2016 Summer Institute Slideshow 2017 Programming 2017 Cost Estimator Register Here!

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Summer Institute Right Relations Policy

We value compassion, so we promise that when any of us are out of covenant we will provide and participate in reconciliation processes so we can make our way back into covenant. SI Covenant, adopted July 19,  2016 Background Summer Institute is an intergenerational community of Unitarian Universalists who gather together one week each summer for fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. Many attendees find that SI is a transformative experience; however, conflicts and breaches of covenant will inevitably arise on occasion. The SI Committee on […]

Summer Institute registration opens at midnight, April 1

No, this isn’t a cruel April fools joke. You really can register for Summer Institute 2017 on April 1st! 2017 Programming Estimate Costs Scholarship Applications Register Here!

Chair’s Letter

Dear Beloved Community, Well, it has been quite a year since we last gathered, hasn’t it? For many of us, myself included, the national news and political climate in which we find ourselves can be all consuming, overwhelming, endlessly frightening, infuriating, and depressing. And yet. And. Yet. There is so much to hope for, and so much to be thankful for. It is good for us to be together. It is particularly important in these times that we be together. That we gather in love, […]