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- Sadly, the February Nurturing & Steering retreat scheduled at the Swannanoa
meeting house had to be cancelled due to severe weather and bad driving
conditions. Both FANs and Nurturers wil be trying to set aside some time for
the business of guiding our community at the March retreat. Too bad we can't
just add a "snow retreat" to the calendar!

- A note that the venue and location for the April outdoors retreat had to be
changed for logistical reasons, but the 17-19 dates and other details remain the
same. The SCHEDULE page and printable PDF version below will be updated
with the new venue detail soon.

Our March retreat is coming up and invitations have been mailed.
As always, you can download the cover letter and forms below.

SAYF Retreat
March 20-22, 2015 @ Celo / Arthur Morgan School

- Lead FAN: Mari Ohta

Retreat forms and information:

March, 2015 Cover Letter
March, 2015 Registration Form

SAYF Medical Release Form (double-sided)
Directions to Celo Arthur Morgan School

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 guideline review after all teens have arrived, then a worship sharing circle follows as the first activity on Saturday morning. 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 comprised of experienced attenders 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:

SAYF 2014-2015 Schedule (complete)
Parent Information Letter for 2014-2015
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)


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Last updated 2015.03.10