- The April retreat at Celo was well attended with a number of Young Friends from the
Arthur Morgan School joining in the spirit and the fun. The April Worship Journals are
posted for reading or download on the EPISTLES page.
The final event of the 2013 - 2014 SAYF season is SAYMA:
June 19-22, 2014 @ Warren Wilson College, NC
- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson
Please see the SAYMA page of this website for registration and
participation details. Registration Deadline was May 19 and Late
Registration closed on Monday, June 3rd, so we hope all the Young
Friends planning to attend the SAYMA retreat have been diligent.
All registered SAYF at SAYMA attenders will be receiving a packet
in the mail with copies of the required SAYF Registration and Sponsor
forms along with a Medical Release form. Note that SAYMA is the best
time to fill out a fresh & current medical release form so that it can
be used throughout the coming year.
All of those required forms are now posted here as well for convenient
download and printing:
About our Retreats:
Each retreat is planned by the Young Friends of the meeting
that is sponsoring or hosting the gathering. They choose a theme and
decide on worship,
workshops, activities and food. They experience Quaker process in this planning and
produce a schedule for the weekend.
Each retreat begins on Friday evening with a candle circle
teens have arrived. The retreat ends on Sunday around noon, after
gathering in silence to write and share our worship journals about the weekend.
The young Friends have their own Nurturing Committee who
uphold the guidelines during the retreats and attend an additional two
retreats each year to conduct business and address any issues for the
SAYF community. They also nurture individuals during the retreats.
Additional details of our SAYF program are found on the
Guidelines page and in our annual fall parent letter:
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