- Sadly, the February Nurturing & Steering retreat scheduled
at the Swannanoa
meeting house had to be cancelled due to severe weather and bad
conditions. Both FANs and Nurturers wil be trying to set aside
some time for
the business of guiding our community at the March retreat. Too
bad we can't
just add a "snow retreat" to the calendar!
- A note that the venue and location for the April outdoors
retreat had to be
changed for logistical reasons, but the 17-19 dates and other
details remain the
same. The SCHEDULE
page and printable PDF version below will be updated
with the new venue detail soon.
Our March retreat is coming up and invitations have been
As always, you can download the cover letter and forms below.
March 20-22, 2015 @ Celo
/ Arthur Morgan School
Lead FAN: Mari Ohta
Retreat forms and
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
decide on worship,
workshops, activities and food. They experience Quaker process
produce a schedule for the weekend.
retreat begins on Friday evening with a guideline review after
teens have arrived, then a worship sharing circle follows as the
activity on Saturday morning. The retreat ends on Sunday around
gathering in silence to write and share our worship journals
The young Friends have their own Nurturing Committee comprised
of experienced attenders who
uphold the guidelines during the retreats and attend an
retreats each year to conduct business and address any issues
SAYF community. They also nurture individuals during the
Additional details of our SAYF program are found on the
Guidelines page and in our annual fall parent letter:
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