Tidings from Friends: Spring 2022 Issue No. 05

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 Karla Goss ’22

Mindful Moment

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

~Maya Angelou

Query: Forgiveness is for you and not the other person. How can you bring yourself to forgive? What does that look like?

This Mindful Moment provided by Karla Goss ’22

Upcoming Events

Wednesday2.16.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Thursday2.17.20226:00 PMDungeons & Dragons NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Friday – Saturday2.18-19.2022Ripple ConferenceVirtual/Friends CenterElon University/ Friends Center
Sunday2.20.202211:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Monday2.21.20221:30 – 2:00 PMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Monday2.21.20223:30 – 4:30 PMDialogues in Liberation TheologyFriends CenterFriends Center
Tuesday2.22.20226:30 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)
Tuesday2.22.20227:00 PMUKIRK TuesdayHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
Wednesday2.23.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Tuesday3.1.20225:45-7:00 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 the email of the coordinator. 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.


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 Chaplain and Multifaith Coordinator Meagan McNeely, email mcneelymr@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.