- Another Awesome year of SAYF came to a close with another
graduation at SAYMA, sending our finest Young Friends out into the
brighten other lives with their light. A lot of extra planning by
our Nurturers and
FANs helped SAYMA run smoothly this year, thanks to the
of the many sponsoring adults who shared oversight
Committee vacancies left by our graduates still need to be filled,
but there will
be more opportunities to join Nurturing in November. Many of our
time Steering Committee FANs also announced reduced involvement or
at SAYMA 2018, leaving space for an energized and caring new group
Steering Committee volunteers to bring forth their loving support.
worship journals illuminate the strength of our combined light far
and they can be found on the EPISTLES
our 2018-2019 SAYF season with the summer Nurturing and
Steering Committees retreat, August 10-12, at Swannanoa
Meetinghouse with Mari Ohta will be serving as Lead FAN.
Nurturing and Steering Committees Business Retreat
August 10-12, 2018 @ Swannanoa
- Lead FAN: Mari Ohta
Our NCSC retreat
invitation packets have been mailed to our
Nurturers and the requisite Registration and Medical forms are
also posted below for download.
A PDF of the preliminary 2018-2019 retreat schedule can be
found below as well, with updates and posting to the Schedule
page to follow pending review at the August NCSC retreat.
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:
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