Tidings from Friends: Spring 2022 Issue No. 08

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!

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Mindful Moment

“Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain,
wheat that in dark earth many days has lain;
love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
thy touch can call us back to life again,
fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.”

-Now the Green Blade Riseth, The Hymnal 1982 (Church Publishing), #204

Query: As our part of the world enters Springtime, where do you see opportunities for new life?

This Mindful Moment provided by Jacob Perkins ’22

Upcoming Events

Wednesday4.19.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceZoomFriends Center
Thursday4.20.20226:00 PMDungeons & Dragons NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Thursday4.20.227:24 PMGuilford Christian MinistryMoon RoomGCM
Sunday4.24.202211:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday4.26.20225:45 PMConnecting Conversations with Jacob Perkins ’22Moon 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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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.