- 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:
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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