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SAYF NEWS

- Following the May 8th retreat,Nurturers are asked to watch
for meeting invites to make plans for SAYF at SAYMA and our
special Saturday retreat events on June 5th & 12th. Presence
at the Nurturing & Steering business meeting on May 25th,
7pm ET is especially important & welcomed!
Some of our Worship journals are pending, but watch for them
on the EPISTLES  page soon, with a reminder that while we
are still in precautionary isolation, Worship Journals and spiritual
thoughts from all SAYFers are welcome at any time. Journals can
be sent via email to our program coordinator, Autumn Woodward at
<AwesomeSAYFers@gmail.com> or Gmail users can share
via this online form.  

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Our next monthly SAYF Business Meeting is the
Nurturing, Steering & Support Committees event:
** Tuesday, May 25th, 7:00-8:30pm ET **
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Our final retreat events of this season will be:

VIRTUAL SAYF AT VIRTUAL SAYMA
"Do Justice, Love Compassion,
 Walk Humbly Upon the Earth"
(free SAYMA Registration Required)


Saturday Retreat, June 5th, 2021, 7:00-10:00pm ET

Friday Fishbowl June 11th, 2021, 9:00-10:30pm ET
Saturday Finale, June 12th, 2021, 7:00-10:00pm ET
 
Lead FANs:
    Aaron Ruscetta  <arxaaron@gmail.com>
    Jennifer Dickie  <michaeljen@bellsouth.net>

SAYF at SAYMA 2021 Z-vents Invite Links
SAYF at SAYMA 2021 Cover Page
SAYF at SAYMA 2021 Registration Instructions
2020-2021 Virtual Event Permission
2020-2021 Virtual Retreat Abbreviated Guidelines

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Additional Connections for our SAYFers:
-- The April 2021 retreat inspired us to capture the historic
Young Friends Book Recommendations posted as graffiti in
the AFM High School room. Photos are Here, and the page
includes links to great photos from historic SAYF white water
rafting adventures from 2010-2014.
-- To help us all stay better connected during these times
of Virtual gatherings, SAYFers are asked to please add or
confirm their contact info and preferences via this online
SAYFer Contact Form
-- We are now inviting "anytime" worship journal submissions
as another way to stay in touch with both our SAYF spirit and
your inner light.
Journal Submissions will be collected, mailed
with future retreat invitations, and regularly published to our
EPISTLES page.  They
can be sent via email to:
Autumn Woodward <awesomeSAYFers@gmail.com>
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DONATIONS:
Retreat attenders, parents and Friends of SAYF are invited to
make tax deductible contributions to this teen program of the
Southern Appalachian Yearly meeting and Association (SAYMA)
Gifts are especially helpful this year, as explained in our
2021 Donation Request Letter.



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PLEASE SEE THE LINKS BELOW for the  CURRENT\ GUIDELINES
and additional program information.  Parents can reference the annual
Parent Letter and Schedule of Retreats for a view of our organization
plans for this year and ways adults can participate. Contact Details for
our Steering and Nurturing committee, plus Bios of our current Steering
and Support committee volunteers are also here: 

SCHEDULE of Virtual Retreats, Spring 2020-2021
SAYF Nurturers & Steering List (updated 2020.09)
Parent Letter for 2020-2021 season
Steering Committee Bios (2020-2021)
Support Committee Bios (2020-2021)
Current Full SAYF Guidelines (rev 2019.08)
Kevin (the suggestion box) Guidelines (2019.02)
Queries for Young Friends (2018 update)

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.

Attenders of our retreats and their Parents are encouraged to help us improve the
program via our Feedback Form.

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Last updated 2021.02.02