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- The August Nurturing and Steering retreat entailed some long but very
productive hours. There was a lot of deep discussion about the structure
of our community and the importance of maintaining trust in one another.
The nurturers have taken on the task of rebuilding our guidelines and
are seeking ways to better communicate their importance and intent at
our retreats. The August worship journals have been mailed out and are
now posted on the EPISTLES page.

The first regular retreat of 2015-2016 SAYF will be
September 18-20, 2015 @ Asheville Friends Meetinghouse
- Planners: Asheville Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson

The invitation and forms packet has been mailed. Please take
note of the extra permission form and be sure to get it signed
and bring it with you -- it's on the back of registration form
in the mailed packets.

The final calendar for our 2015-2016 retreats has now been
posted below and on the Schedule page. Our January retreat
dates were adjusted to run Saturday to Monday in order to
allow travel time to Nashville for the Durham / Chapel Hill
group, and the June 09-12 dates for SAYMA have been
confirmed. Our second retreat is schedule for Oct. 16-18
in Atlanta. 

September Cover Letter
September Registration
September Permission Form
SAYF Medical Release Form
Directions to Asheville 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 2015-2016 Schedule (final)
Parent Information Letter for 2015-2016
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)


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Last updated 2015.09.14