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- SAYF at SAYMA was another wonderful gathering and the graduation
was moving. While their presence will be missed, our most heart felt
congratulations go out to those moving on to the adventures of the
adult world and college life! Thoughts about the SAYMA retreat are in
the worship journals that have been mailed out to everyone and which
are now posted on the EPISTLES page.

The first event of our 2015-2016 SAYF season will be our
Nurturing and Steering Committees retreat scheduled for
August 28-30, 2015 @ Swannanoa Meetinghouse
- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson

The NCSC cover sheet and registration form have been
mailed out to Nurturers and posted below.

The tentative schedule for our 2015-2016 season has now been
posted below as well. Most all the details have been confirmed,
but dates and locations are still subject to change. The next full
retreat weekend is set for September 18-20 in Asheville. 

August NCSC Cover Letter
August NCSC Registration Form

SAYF Medical Release Form

NCSC at Swannanoa Directions

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 (tentative)
Parent Information Letter for 2014-2015
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2014.08)


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Last updated 2015.08.04