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- The October retreat was well attended despite the autumn events
that tend to crowd everyone's schedules. Our Young Friends explored
many aspects of healthy living, from the physical to the spiritual.
Thanks go to the Atlanta team for great planning and meal time
kitchen management! Healthy vegetarian menus and snacks turned
into a highlight, so the Lucky Charms and Oreos were only missed
a little. The October worship journals have been mailed out and are
now posted on the EPISTLES  page -- we encourage visitors here
to enjoy reading them.

The next regular retreat of 2015-2016 SAYF season will be
November 6-8, 2015 @ Asheville Friends Meetinghouse
- Planners: Durham / Chapel Hill Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Jennifer Gavin

The invitation and forms packets have been mailed. Please
take note of the extra "things to bring" on the cover sheet.

The final calendar for our 2015-2016 retreats was mailed
and is posted below (as well as the Schedule page).
We take December off for the holidays, so our next retreat
of the season will be January 16-18 in Nasheville.
note that the retreat dates were adjusted to run Saturday
to Monday in order to allow travel time for the Durham /
Chapel Hill group.

November Cover Page
November Registration
SAYF Medical Release Form
Directions to Asheville Meetinghouse

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 2015-2016 Schedule (final)
Parent Information Letter for 2015-2016
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)


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Last updated 2015.10.26