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- The January retreat in Atlanta was full of warmth despite the chilly weather,
and we managed to share that warmth by sorting and delivering warm clothing
donations to five Atlanta area charities and shelters! The warming spectrum of
the SAYF light shined on the creative and playful side too, as SAYFers danced
to the chakra beat, painted a mural, played theater games and shined brightly
in the awesome talent show. January's Worship Journals are now available on
the EPISTLES page.

- 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.

February is our second Nurturing & Steering Committees Meeting of
the season, so only about 80% of our group will be attending (grin).
Nurturers can download the cover letter and forms below or watch
the mail for your personal invitations to arrive.
Our next full retreat
will be in Celo, NC at the Arthur Morgan School March 20-22.

Nurturing and Steering Committees Meeting
February 20-22, 2015 @ Swannanoa Valley Meetinghouse

- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson

NCSC retreat forms and information:

February, 2015 NCSC Retreat Cover Letter
February, 2015 NCSC Registration Form

SAYF Medical Release Form (double-sided)
Directions to Swannanoa Valley Meetinghouse

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 2015.02.03