- The April retreat in Asheville was a bear, literally and
bear's got into our trash after we left and a raucus game of bear
was one of
the retreat highlights. We explored ways to make a stand for what
in and respectful ways of expressing disagreement with others --
skills in the wild wider world we live in today. Other
illuminations of the light
at the April retreat have been posted to the EPISTLES
page worship journals.
The final event of the 2016 - 2017 SAYF season is SAYMA:
15-18, 2017 @ Warren
Wilson College, NC
- Lead FAN: Wren Hendrickson
SAYMA registration information has been distributed 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. FINAL SAYMA REG DEADLINE is MAY 30th!
(Late registration will apply if you missed the May 23 early
Young Friends are encouraged to follow up promptly with their
sponsor and transportation arrangements to ensure they are
to attend when June 15th.
All SAYFers who register for
SAYMA will be receiving a packet
in the mail with copies of the required
SAYF Registration, Sponsor
and Medical Release forms. The SAYF specific forms that will be
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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