- The October retreat was well attended despite the autumn events
that tend to crowd everyone's schedules. Our Young Friends
many aspects of healthy living, from the physical to the
Thanks go to the Atlanta team for great planning and meal time
kitchen management! Healthy vegetarian menus and snacks turned
into a highlight, so the Lucky Charms and Oreos were only missed
a little. The October worship journals have been mailed out and
now posted on the EPISTLES
page -- we encourage visitors here
to enjoy reading them.
The next regular retreat of 2015-2016 SAYF season will be
6-8, 2015 @ Asheville
- Planners: Durham / Chapel Hill Young Friends
- Lead FAN: Jennifer Gavin
The invitation and forms
packets have been mailed. Please
take note of the extra "things to bring" on the cover sheet.
The final calendar for our
2015-2016 retreats was mailed
and is posted below (as well as the Schedule
We take December off for the holidays, so our next retreat
of the season will be January 16-18 in Nasheville. Please
note that the retreat dates were adjusted to run Saturday
to Monday in order to allow travel time for the Durham /
Chapel Hill group.
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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