- November's retreat in Asheville was a wonderful consideration of the hero,
both inside ourselves and in the wider world. Much appreciation to the Asheville
planners for their thoughtful organizing work! November's Worship Journals
now available on the EPISTLES page. A note that our rafting pictures from
September are also still available via private URL -- just look for the link posting
at the top of our SAYF FaceBook
- A reminder that the schedule for the rest of the season is complete and
be viewed on the SCHEDULE
page. The SAYMA 2015 dates of June 11-14
have also been added to the printable PDF version you can download below.
Planning for the January 16-18 retreat in Atlanta is well under
way and the activities will include a warm clothing donation drive.
SAYFers are invited to watch for the invitation cover sheet here
and in the mail to find out how they can help.
16-18, 2015 @ Atlanta
Planners: Atlanta Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta
usual, all the needed retreat forms and information sheets
are available for download here:
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
produce a schedule for the weekend.
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,
gathering in silence to write and share our worship journals about the
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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