Tidings from Friends: Spring 2022 Issue No. 04

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 Jacob Perkins ’22 perkinsja1@guilford.edu.

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Photo by Jacob Perkins ’22

Mindful Moment

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Query: I feel that this quote represents how people should always try to keep moving forward. No matter the obstacles that hold us back. We should all keep pressing on towards our goal, whether if we need to run to it, walk or even crawl. Nothing should hold us back from marching on toward what we want as a career, our passion and our joy. Keep moving forward with everything you value.

This Mindful Moment provided by Brandon Sisnett

Upcoming Events

Wednesday2.9.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Thursday2.10.20226:00 PMGame NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Thursday2.10.20227:24 PMStudent FellowshipMoon RoomGuilford Christian Ministry
Sunday2.13.202211:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Monday2.14.20221:30 – 2:00 PMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Monday2.14.20223:00-5:00 PMOpen House for new Multifaith Chaplain Meagan McNeelyFriends CenterFriends Center
Tuesday2.15.20226:30 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)
Tuesday2.15.20227:00 PMUKIRK TuesdayHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
Wednesday2.16.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Friday – Saturday2.18-19.2022Ripple ConferenceVirtual/Friends CenterElon University/ Friends Center
Monday2.21.20223:30 – 4:30 PMDialogues in Liberation TheologyFriends CenterFriends Center
Thursday3.3.20225:45-7:00 PMConnecting Conversations: Friends Center PanelMoon 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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Contact perkinsja1@guilford.edu for more information and to register for free.

New Friends Center Program: Dialogues in Liberation Theology

Friends Center will be hosting weekly conversations on themes related to liberation theology and the Poor People’s Campaign. The purpose of the conversations is to explore the intersections between spirituality, social justice, and community building. Our first book we discuss is We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible With the Poor People’s Campaign by Liz Theoharis. Meet at Friends Center on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm each week, beginning February 21.

Opportunity for Students: CPPS

Conference Grants for Students
These new funds are intended to help students attend conferences and other events directly related to their coursework or educational endeavors at Guilford College. Students should be in good standing with Guilford College both when applying and for the duration of the conference or event they are applying for.

  • Up to $300 are available to individual students.
  • Applicants will need to have a faculty sponsor to apply.
  • We encourage faculty and staff to encourage students to apply or contact CPPSET.
  • More information, and an application form, can be found on the CPPSET’s website. Make sure to use the form labeled, “CPPSET EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR STUDENTS APPLICATION (2021-22).”


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 Wess Daniels, email danielscw@guilford.edu.

To contact QLSP Director Liz Nicholson, email nicholsonea@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 Jacob Perkins ’22 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.