- October's retreat in Atlanta was all about support: supporting
supporting our community, and supporting the causes we believe in.
given the month, there was lots of fun found in supporting the
Saturday night as well). The Stroll of Support through downtown
our creative signage while chanting Friendly messages was met with
waves, thumbs up and horn honks of affirmation on the streets.
fall weather supported lunch and play time in Adair park, then we
wrapped up the
afternoon with a worshipful Circle of Support, giving space for
everyone to express
mutual appreciations for the supportive gifts each of us brings to
SAYF. The joyful
experiences of the weekend are supported by the Worship journals
that are posted
on the EPISTLES
retreat of the 2017-2018 SAYF season is being hosted at
Asheville Friends Meeting with planning by Berea's Young
10-12, 2017 @ Asheville
- Lead FANS: Beth Myers & Jonathon Schinhofen
- Planning: Berea Nurturers and Young Friends
Watch for invitations
& forms packets to arrive in the mail.
Please note that registration fees are currently $35 in order to
keep our expenses in balance with recent attendance numbers
and scholarship needs. Forms are also posted for download below,
including the cover page theme & things to bring details.
Details for the March, April and SAYMA retreats are decided, so
the final schedule for the 2017-2018 season can now be found
on the SCHEDULE
page and a PDF file is available below.
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:
Donation offers, requests for information and inquiries about
or volunteering in SAYF can be directed via email to:
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