Tidings from Friends: Issue No. 3

Tidings from Friends

The Weekly Newsletter of Guilford College Friends Center

Welcome to Tidings from Friends, the weekly newsletter published by Guilford College’s Friends Center. In this time where we are more disconnected than usual and trying to find ways to connect and support the campus, we offer this as a means of lifting up our campus community with a brief thought and other reflective pieces for you.

Each week this newsletter will contain a list of upcoming events, a selection of local and/or student artwork or poetry, some resources for navigating religious life on campus, and a “mindful moment.” This mindful moment might be a passage of scripture, a written meditation, a link to a video, or something else. If you are interested in submitting artwork, poetry, or a mindful moment, please contact perkinsja1@guilford.edu.

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Mindful Moment

The Guesthouse

By Rumi (1207-1273)

This being human is a guest-house, every morning a new arrival: a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all, even if they’re a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture.
Still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Query: During times such as now, how do I navigate my feelings when it is easy to become overwhelmed with a whirlwind of emotions.

This Mindful Moment provided by: Jacob Perkins

Upcoming Events

Wednesday9.30.20208:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends Center
Wednesday9.30.20206:30 PMFellowshipGuilford Christian Ministry
Wednesday9.30.20207:00 PMOPEN: The Conversation: Christianity and ViolenceSt. Mary’s Episcopal
Thursday10.1.20207:30 PMInterest MeetingGuilford College Chavurah
Monday10.5.20201:00 PMBLM & FaithFriends Center/IEC
Wednesday10.7.20208:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends Center
Wednesday10.7.20206:30 PMFellowshipGuilford Christian Ministry
Wednesday10.7.20207:00 PMOPEN: The ConversationSt. Mary’s Episcopal
Tuesday10.27.20203:00 PMConnecting ConversationsFriends Center
To find more information about these events, please click on the event. This will direct you to the event registration if required, or directly to a zoom link. If you notice events missing here, please let us know.

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To find information about the Interfaith Leadership Council, faith leaders who work with students on campus, or to see a full calendar of all campus faith-related events, visit our Multifaith page.

The Friends Center Prayer Room is available to students of all faiths and spiritual journeys. Ideal for prayer, meditation, or reflection, we encourage folks to make use of this space. See our flyer for more information.

To contact Friends Center Director, email danielscw@guilford.edu.

For a variety of self-care resources, visit our Self-Care page.

To provide feedback or suggestions, submissions for artwork or Mindful Moments, or questions about this newsletter, contact perkinsja1@guilford.edu.

About Friends Center:

Friends Center is a collaborative project between the Religious Society of Friends and Guilford College. Friends Center is responsible for nurturing Quaker life and renewal on campus, building and sustaining interfaith cooperation on campus, and building relationships with the global Quaker community. To read more about Friends Center, visit the homepage of our website.