Tidings from Friends: Fall 2021 Issue No. 01

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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NOTE: This is the final edition of this year’s newsletter, as the three week intensive semester comes to a conclusion. We’ll be back again next year with more Tidings from Friends for you!

Repetitive Pattern Woodcut by Karla Gross, ’22

Mindful Moment

All Who Love and Serve Your City: A Hymn by Erik Routley

“All who love and serve your city,
All who bear its daily stress,
All who cry for peace and justice,
All who curse and all who bless.”

Query: What does it mean to “love and serve your city?” Does this speak to you as a call for social justice?

This Mindful Moment provided by Jacob Perkins

Upcoming Events

Thursday09.23.20216:00 PMJAM (Jubilee, Art, & Music) Session (Celebration of all the beauty life has to offer)St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Thursday09.23.20217:30 PMWeekly Fellowship & Bible StudyMoon Room (Dana)Guilford Christian Ministry
Friday09.24.20211:30 – 2:00 PMQuaker Meeting WorshipMoon Room (Dana)Friends Center
Friday09.24.20214:00 – 5:00 PMQuaker Meeting Worship (QLSP focus but open to all) Moon Room (Dana)Friends Center
Sunday09.26.202111:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday09.28.20217:00 PMHome-Cooked Meal and FellowshipSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday09.28.20217:00 PMUKIRK Tuesday, Worship with CommunionHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
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.