- Our January MLK weekend was a unique change of venue as
Friends hosted our retreat. It's a beautiful, spacious meeting
perfect for playing bear! Other highlight activities included an
and humor filled talent show, plus an informative trip to see the
collections exhibit at the central Nashville library featuring
photos from the 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-Ins that were at the
of the Civil Rights movement. Friends from Nashville meeting
quite excited by the novelty of hosting a SAYF retreat and
provided a variety of home cooked dishes for all of our lunch and
meals. Thanks to Mary Linda, Mark and the Nashville SAYFers for
well planned events, and for making sure we had not one, but TWO
jugs of cheesy poofs to pass around.
- The January 2016 Worship Journals have just been posted to the
EPISTLES page and
mailed out to everyone. Invitations and forms
for the February NCSC business retreat have also been mailed out
and posted at the links below. The next full retreat is scheduled
March 18-20 at Celo / Arthur Morgan School.
Our Nurturing & Steering Committees business retreat
- Lead FANS: Mari Ohta & Jennifer Chapman
NCSC invitations and forms have
been mailed to our
Nurturers and are also posted here for convenience:
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:
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