Tidings from Friends: Fall 2021 Issue No. 09 (Thanksgiving Edition!)

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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Photo by Jacob Perkins ’22

Mindful Moment

A couple of Rumi quotes

“Let yourself be silently drawn
by the strange pull
of what you really love

it will not lead you astray.

“It’s your road, and yours alone.
Others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you.”

Query: I am in the midst of decisions which have enormous impacts on my future…discerning the next steps is something which has become an enormous part of my daily thoughts. These two Rumi quotes give me comfort and remind me that this journey is my journey…and that wherever I go it is my path (even if it is not the path I envisioned). What brings you comfort and guidance on your journey?

This Mindful Moment provided by Jacob Perkins ’22

Courses in Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies is excited to announce its Spring 2022 course offerings! Access this document to see courses and a brief description of each. Please contact peterfesojm@guilford.edu for more information.

Upcoming Events

Sunday11.28.202111:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday11.30.20216:30 PMCommunity Meal: home cooked meal and with friends, new and old! Optional Bible study at 7:15. St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday11.30.20217:00 PMUKIRK TuesdayHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
Wednesday12.1.20215:45-7:00 PMConnecting Conversations with Dr. Zhihong ChenMoon RoomFriends 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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Job Opportunity:

Associate Superintendent for Western Yearly Meeting. See pdf files below:


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.