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		(Southern Appalachian Young Friends)

 

 

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SAYF NEWS

- The August Nurturing & Steering retreat in Atlanta was very productive and
relaxing, and the Worship Journals are posted on the EPISTLES page. We
have another great team of Nurturers and are well prepared for the 2014-15
SAYF season! With a note that exact June dates for SAYMA are still pending,
we have finalized the details for our spring retreats and updated our SCHEDULE
page and the PDF download link below. The annual Parent Information letter
has also been updated and mailed with our September retreat invitations along
with being posted at the PDF link below.

The first full retreat of our 2014 - 2015 SAYF season is almost here:
September 19-21, 2014 @ Asheville Friends Meeting
- Planners: Berea Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson

Invitation packets have been mailed out along with the annual
Parent Information letter. White Water Rafting is part of the
planned activities, so be sure to bring your Signed Waiver along
with your usual registration and medical release forms.

As usual, all the needed retreat forms and information sheets
are available for download here:

September, 2014 Retreat Cover Sheet
September, 2014 Registration Form

September, 2014 White Water Rafting Waiver

SAYF Medical Release Form (double-sided)
Directions to Asheville 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 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 (SAYMA dates pending)
Parent Information Letter for 2014-2015
Current SAYF Guidelines PDF


 

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Last updated 2014.09.09