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- Knot to get SAYFers who had to miss it strung out, but the kiting fun at our March
retreat in Knoxville was fantastic. Our appreciation to Chuck Jones for consenting to
a return visit to SAYF as our Lead FAN, and as resident expert in all the kite building
and flying fun too. Putting the retreat theme of Consent into practice was also a focus
throughout the weekend of togetherness and activities, further serving as the center
of our worship sharing and discussions. Thanks to Knoxville meeting for again
providing a SAYF space for us, with recognition for Sig Christensen and the Knoxville
Meeting Friends who served as night shepherds. More thoughts and feelings from
the gathering of can be found in the March Worship journals that are posted on
the EPISTLES page

The next retreat is being hosted at Durham Friends Meeting house with
planning by the Durham / Chapel Hill Young Friends:

April 13-15, 2018 @ Durham Friends Meetinghouse (NC)
- Lead FAN: Jennifer Chapman
- Planning: Durham / Chapel Hill Young Friends

Invitation packets have been mailed, and all forms are also available
for download and printing below.

A NOTE that we are strongly encouraging SAYFers and their families
to begin their early planning for SAYMA 2018, June 14-17. Steering
Committee has made some needed updates to the sponsor expectations
and process. Detailed information and materials for SAYMA registration
will be posted here soon and presented to SAYFers at our April retreat.

April 13-15, 2018 Durham Retreat Cover Page
April 13-15, 2018 Durham Retreat Registration
Directions to Durham Friends Meeting
SAYF Medical Release Form with Diet Preferences

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 letters:

SAYF 2017-2018 Schedule (complete, 10/27)
Parent Information Letter for 2017-2018
Current SAYF Guidelines (rev 2017.08)

Donation offers, requests for information and inquiries about participation
or volunteering in SAYF can be directed via email to:

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Last updated 2018.04.04