- SAYF at SAYMA was another wonderful gathering and the
was moving. While their presence will be missed, our most heart
congratulations go out to those moving on to the adventures of the
adult world and college life! Thoughts about the SAYMA retreat are
the worship journals that have been mailed out to everyone and
are now posted on the EPISTLES
The first event of our 2015-2016 SAYF season will be our
Nurturing and Steering Committees retreat scheduled for
28-30, 2015 @ Swannanoa
- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson
The NCSC cover sheet and registration
form will be mailed
out to Nurturers and posted here within a week of the retreat.
The tentative schedule for our
2015-2016 season has now been
posted below as well. Most all the details have been confirmed,
but dates and locations are still subject to change. The next
retreat weekend is set for September 18-20 in Asheville.
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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