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- The SAYMA retreat in June was both joyful and sad as 12 of our Young Friends
graduated and moved on to begin their adventures as adults. The SAYMA 2014
worship journals were mailed out and can be found here on the EPISTLES page.

- The new school year is upon us, and with it another super season of SAYF!
The schedule is complete through February, 2015 and is now posted on the
SCHEDULE page. The final March to June details will be determined at the
August Nurturing retreat. The full schedule will be mailed out with the our
annual parent letter and updated here at that time.

We'll be starting our 2014 - 2015 SAYF season with
our August Nurturing & Steering Committees retreat:
August 22-24, 2014 @ Atlanta Friends Meeting
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta

Our first regular SAYF retreat of the season is set
for September 19-21 in Asheville -- see schedule for
full details.

Our August Nurtuting & Steering committees Retreat
forms and information are posted for downoad here:

August, 2014 Retareat Cover Sheet
August, 2014 Registration Form
SAYF Medical Release Form (double-sided)
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 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 Advance Schedule (Sep-Feb) PDF
Parent Information Letter from 2013-2014
Current SAYF Guidelines PDF


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Last updated 2014.08.06