- April's Earthcare retreat in Atlanta saw SAYFers learning more
to protect our environment on the local level with guest Lisa
Rose, plus digging
a lot of invasive plants from the AFM grounds and unearthing some
moves at the first ever SAYF Prom. Special thanks to the FANs who
all the adult duties with a skeleton crew. Other appreciations and
the April retreat have been posted with the EPISTLES
page worship journals.
The final event of the 2015 - 2016 SAYF season is SAYMA:
09-12, 2016 @ Warren
Wilson College, NC
- Lead FAN: Aaron Ruscetta
SAYMA registration information has been mailed out to
SAYF at SAYMA RETREAT
SAYFers and forms are also posted below for convenience.
Please see the SAYMA page of this
website for registration and
participation details. No-fee Registration Deadline is May 16
Registrations will NOT be accepted after May 25th. We ask our
Young Friends to please be timely in completing their SAYMA
registration, sponsor and transportation arrangements to
they are able to attend.
All SAYFers who register for
SAYMA will be receiving a packet
in the mail with copies of the required SAYF Registration and
Sponsor forms along with the standard Medical Release form.
The SAYF specific forms needed on arrival are also posted below.
SAYMA REGISTRATION FORMS:
(To be mailed to SAYMA with payment before deadlines)
(Required when arriving at SAYF dorm after SAYMA check in)
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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