- The Celo/AMS retreat was another outdoorsy adventure with some
major hiking. Also some cool fun for those that made it to the
Playground. Thanks to Mari and Celo planners for a packed schedule
that still left room for relaxing and appreciating the rural
beauty of the
area. Thanks also to Lisa Rose for the Earthcare presentation that
inspired the theme and her support for our upcoming Atlanta
- In other news, we just got approval from Charlotte Friends
to host our September 2016 retreat there. Atlanta will be
with the planning with a focus on enjoying a new facility with
new faces and places. The fall schedule will be posted in May.
- The March 2016 Worship Journals have been posted to the EPISTLES
page and mailed out to everyone. Invitations and forms for the
retreat have also been mailed out and posted at the links below.
Registration details for SAYF at SAYMA (June 9-12) will be shared
at the Atlanta retreat and posted here soon after.
Our next retreat is coming up April
- Planners: Atlanta Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta
April retreat invitations and
forms have been mailed
and are also posted here for convenient access:
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:
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