Tidings from Friends: Spring 2022 Issue No. 07

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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The Friends Center staff wishes everyone a restful and enjoyable Spring Break!

Photo by Stephen Leonardi on Unsplash

Mindful Moment

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”

-Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi (Rumi)

Query: We can change what we mean entirely by shifting emphasis from one word to another: What does it mean to be in love? What does it mean to be in love? What does it mean to be in love?

This Mindful Moment provided by Jacob Perkins ’22

Upcoming Events

Wednesday3.2.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Wednesday3.2.202212:00 – 2:00 PMAsh Wednesday: Ashes to GoFounders GazeboFriends Center, UKIRK
Thursday3.3.20226:00 PMDungeons & Dragons NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Sunday3.6.202211:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
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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Drop in. Hang out. Say hi. Ask questions. Have coffee with Meagan McNeely, Guilford’s Multifaith Chaplain on Tuesday or Wednesday, March 2 or 3 from 8am-12pm in Rachel’s Rose Cottage.

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. Join us for our next session at Friends Center on Monday from 3:30-4:30pm each week.


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.