- Our retreat and white water rafting adventure last month in
great fun and the boat teams were all awesome! Worship Journals
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
- A final note that the schedule for the rest of the year is complete and
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
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:
17-19, 2014 @ Atlanta
Planners: Atlanta Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta
usual, all the needed retreat forms and information sheets
are available for download here:
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
produce a schedule for the weekend.
Each retreat begins on Friday evening with a candle circle
teens have arrived. The retreat ends on Sunday around noon, after
gathering in silence to write and share our worship journals about the
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:
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