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- Our retreat and white water rafting adventure last month in Ashevile were
great fun and the boat teams were all awesome!  Worship Journals are posted
on the EPISTLES page now and rafting pictures are available privately here --
just email a FAN or a SAYFer for the link, or look for the link post in our
FaceBook group.

- A final note that the schedule for the rest of the year is complete and can
be viewed on the SCHEDULE page. The SAYMA dates of June 11-14 have
also been added to the printable PDF version you can download below.

The October retreat is almost here! Invitations have gone out in
the mail and everything you need is also posted below. Check out
the cover page and be ready for some costume fun the weekend of:

October 17-19, 2014 @ Atlanta Friends Meeting

- Planners: Atlanta Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta

As usual, all the needed retreat forms and information sheets
are available for download here:

October, 2014 Retreat Cover Sheet
October, 2014 Registration Form

SAYF Medical Release Form (double-sided)
Directions to Atlanta Friends Meeting

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 candle circle after all teens have arrived. 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 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 2014.10.08