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- The April retreat at Celo was well attended with a number of Young Friends from the
Arthur Morgan School joining in the spirit and the fun. The April Worship Journals are
posted for reading or download on the EPISTLES page.

The final event of the 2013 - 2014 SAYF season is SAYMA:
June 19-22, 2014 @ Warren Wilson College, NC
- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson

Please see the SAYMA page of this website for registration and
participation details. Registration Deadline was May 19 and Late
Registration closed on Monday, June 3rd, so we hope all the Young
Friends planning to attend the SAYMA retreat have been diligent.

All registered SAYF at SAYMA attenders will be receiving a packet
in the mail with copies of t
he required SAYF Registration and Sponsor
forms along with a Medical Release form.
Note that SAYMA is the best
time to fill out a fresh & current medical release form so that it can
be used throughout the coming year.

All of those required forms are now posted here as well for convenient
download and printing:

SAYMA 2014 Retreat Cover Sheet
SAYMA 2014 Registration Form
SAYMA 2014 Sponsor Form
SAYF Medical Release Form (double-sided)
Directions to Warren Wilson College

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 Preview (Sep-Feb) PDF
Parent Information Letter for 2013-2014
Current SAYF Guidelines PDF


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Last updated 2014.06.04