Sample Schedule for LEYM Teen Retreat

Friday   
7 pm Arrival and light snacks
7:30 pm Settling in and getting to know each other (hanging out)
9 pm Meeting for Business to identify clerk and recording clerk, set quiet times, lights out, review expectations, sign up for work crews, discuss other needs participants bring to the weekend
Later Hanging out until lights out
   
Saturday  
9 am Breakfast, prepared, enjoyed, and cleaned up by one of the teen work crews
  Hanging out
10:30 Worship and group time to discuss the day ahead
11:00 Quaker workshop, out trip, or service project
12:30 Lunch (may be prepared, enjoyed, and cleaned up by a different work crew of teens; or lunch bought during out trip/service project)
2 pm Quaker workshop, out trip, or service project
4 pm Rest, out trip, or service project.
6 pm Dinner (prepared, enjoyed, and cleaned up by one of the teen work crews)
7:30 pm Group to evaluate the day, plan for Sunday morning, determine whether there are needs in the group to be addressed. Write a minute of appreciation together to the host meeting.
Later Hanging out until lights out
   
Sunday  
9 am Breakfast (prepared, enjoyed, and cleaned up by one of the teen work crews)
  Packing up things
10:30 Worship with host meeting or attend meeting’s First Day School
After Socialize and eat with child, teen and adult members of host meeting, as led
  Offer assistance in cleaning up following the meal
1 pm Depart

 

LEYM on Social Media

Next week I'm pleased to be joined by professor Max Carter (whose storytelling inspired the project) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the album, which I'll perform from start to finish in a virtual concert. Hope you'll join us: http://jonwatts.com/2021/a-few-songs-occasioned-anniversary-concert

FGC is hosting an interesting online event April 17 entitled FGC Consultation: Spirit and Community Online. Details here: https://www.fgcquaker.org/events/fgc-consultation-spirit-and-community-online

Pendle Hill’s Quaker retreat center has a number of job openings at the moment. Details at https://pendlehill.org/explore/employment/

Earlham is seeking a new Dean for their School of Religion https://earlham.edu/job/earlham-school-of-religion-richmond-indiana-full-time-dean-of-the-earlham-school-of-religion/

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Related Organizations

  • American Friends Service Committee - afsc.org
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation - fcnl.org
  • Friends General Conference - fgcquaker.org
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation: Section of the Americas - fwccamericas.org
  • Right Sharing of World Resources - rswr.org