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SAYF 
		(Southern Appalachian Young Friends)

 

 

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SAYF NEWS

- October in Nashville mixed some powerful discussions of identity with some
autumnal sculpture garden strolling at the Cheekwood estate, along with the
spiritual highlight of a silent meeting circle inside a unique "sculpture with light"
called the Blue Pesher -- a domed cylindrical space with a portal to the sky that
was created by Quaker artist James Turrell. Durham & Chapel hill were missed
due to the drive distance, but we still had a nicely sized group for the weekend.
Worship journals have been posted on the EPISTLES page; Info and forms for
our November retreat have been mailed and are posted here for convenience.
- Note that we keep our seasonal parent letter and current guidelines posted
near the bottom of this page for easy access and review, and we've added a
copy of our newly updated Quaker Queries for Young Friends as an invitation
for reflection. A printable PDF of our final calendar for the 2018-19 season
is found below as well, and it is also found on the SCHEDULE page.

The next regular retreat of the 2018-19 SAYF season will be held
November 09-11 at the Asheville Friends Meeting:


Asheville SAYF Retreat
November 09-11, 2018 @ Asheville Friends Meetinghouse

- Lead FAN: Jennifer Chapman
- Planners: Durham & Chapel Hill Young Friends

Invitation & forms packets have been mailed out and are
posted below for download and printing as needed.

Nov. 09-11, 2018 Asheville Retreat Registration
Nov. 09-11, 2018 Asheville Cover Page & Brings
Directions to Asheville Friends Meetinghouse
SAYF Medical Release Form (with diet preferences)

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 letters:

SAYF 2018-2019 Schedule (final 09/26)
Parent Information Letter for 2018-2019 (w/ Steering Cmte. Info)
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)
Queries for Young Friends (2018 update)


 

* Forms and documents are made available in (publicly distributable) PDF format.
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(for Mac, Linux & others) supports the reading, saving and editing of almost all
common document formats, both open and proprietary, including support for PDF
view, edit and conversion.  Gmail & Googledocs also support PDF for attachment
viewing and printing.
** Any and all puns in the retreat reports are intentional, even when accidental. :-)


 

Last updated 2018.11.04