- The August Nurturing & Steering retreat in Atlanta was
very productive and
relaxing, and the Worship Journals are posted on the EPISTLES page. We
great team of Nurturers and are well prepared for the 2014-15
With a note that exact June dates for SAYMA are still pending,
finalized the details for our spring retreats and updated our SCHEDULE
page and the PDF download link below. The annual Parent
has also been updated and mailed with our September retreat
with being posted at the PDF link below.
The first full retreat of our 2014 - 2015 SAYF season is
19-21, 2014 @ Asheville
Planners: Berea Young Friends
- Lead FAN:
packets have been mailed out along with the annual
Parent Information letter. White Water Rafting is part of the
planned activities, so be sure to bring your Signed Waiver along
with your usual registration and medical release forms.
usual, all the needed retreat forms and information sheets
are available for download here:
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
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
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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