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- 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 are
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 group.

- A reminder that the schedule for the rest of the season is complete and can
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 has been moving
along and the activities will include a warm clothing donation drive,
Shakra dancing, mural painting and a SAYFer talent showcase.
SAYFers are invited to snag the cover sheet and forms here or
watch the mail for your personal invitations.

January 16-18, 2015 @ 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:

January, 2015 Retreat Cover Sheet
January, 2015 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 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:

SAYF 2014-2015 Schedule (complete)
Parent Information Letter for 2014-2015
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)


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Last updated 2015.01.06