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- The Celo/AMS retreat was another outdoorsy adventure with some
major hiking. Also some cool fun for those that made it to the Physics
Playground. Thanks to Mari and Celo planners for a packed schedule
that still left room for relaxing and appreciating the rural beauty of the
area. Thanks also to Lisa Rose for the Earthcare presentation that
inspired the theme and her support for our upcoming Atlanta retreat.
- In other news, we just got approval from Charlotte Friends Meeting
to host our September 2016 retreat there. Atlanta will be assisting
with the planning with a focus on enjoying a new facility with lots of
new faces and places. The fall schedule will be posted in May.
- The March 2016 Worship Journals have been posted to the EPISTLES
page and mailed out to everyone. Invitations and forms for the April
retreat have also been mailed out and posted at the links below.
Registration details for SAYF at SAYMA (June 9-12) will be shared
at the Atlanta retreat and posted here soon after.

Our next retreat is coming up April 15-17, 2016
@ Atlanta Friends Meeting

- Planners: Atlanta Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta

April retreat invitations and forms have been mailed
and are also posted here for convenient access:

April 2016 Cover Page (what to bring)
April 2016 Registration Form
SAYF Medical Release Form
Directions to Atlanta Friends Meeting

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 2016.04.05