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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!

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


Artwork
Photo by Dawid Zawiła on Unsplash

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

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
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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Resources

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.

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!

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


Artwork
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

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
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.

Resources

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.

Tidings from Friends: Spring 2022 Issue No. 06

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!


Artwork
Photo by mrjn Photography on Unsplash

Mindful Moment

“Water is a teacher. Water is a healer. Water is life. Let’s give thanks to water, we should reflect on this often.”

~Huda Alkaff


Query: Several Guilford students and staff participated in the Ripple Interfaith Conference hosted by Elon University this weekend, this year’s theme being Sustainability. Keynote speaker Huda Alkaff spoke about being in community with each other and with the world around us. How do we as members of the community at Guilford (and elsewhere) grow in community with other members of our community – humans, flora, fauna, and all else.

This Mindful Moment provided by Jacob Perkins ’22

Upcoming Events

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
Wednesday2.23.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Thursday2.24.20226:00 PMMovie NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Saturday2.26.20221:00 PMBlack Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival Screening: Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman StoryFriends CenterFriends Center
Sunday2.27.202211:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Monday2.28.20221:30 – 2:00 PMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Monday2.28.20223:30 – 4:30 PMDialogues in Liberation TheologyFriends CenterFriends Center
Tuesday3.1.20228:00 AM – 12:00 PMCoffee with a ChaplainRachel’s Rose CottageFriends Center
Tuesday3.1.20225:45 – 7:00 PMConnecting Conversations: Convers(at)ionsMoon RoomFriends Center
Tuesday3.1.20226:30 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)
Tuesday3.1.20227:00 PMUKIRK TuesdayHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
Tuesday3.1.20228:00 AM – 12:00 PMCoffee with a ChaplainRachel’s Rose CottageFriends Center
Wednesday3.2.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Wednesday3.2.2022TBAAsh Wednesday: Ashes to GoFounders GazeboFriends Center, UKIRK
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.

Resources

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.

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!


Artwork
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

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
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.
If you are reading in email, formatting may be better if you read in browser.

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.

Resources

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.

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!


Artwork
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

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
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.
If you are reading in email, formatting may be better if you read in browser.

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).”

Resources

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.

Tidings from Friends: Spring 2022 Issue No. 03

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!


Artwork
Photo by Liz Nicholson

Mindful Moment

We are humans filled with a deep capacity for a wide range of emotions. In our cultural context, some of these emotions are valued more than others–like happiness, joy, peacefulness, and hope. In our valuing of certain emotions, we also have a tendency to demonize, hide, or mask our experience of negative emotions– like fear, sadness, anger, and shame. In our work to embrace our fullness of humans and accept ourselves and others in their fullness, part of that work, for me, is embracing my emotional capacity–recognizing that I am allowed to feel all of the things, and can actively work to welcome that sometimes devastating range. I have learned much of this from the wonderful and recently passed, Thích Nhất Hạnh. “Thích Nhất Hạnh was a Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk, peace activist, prolific author, poet, and teacher.” He is often referred to or known as the “father of mindfulness.” 
Mindfulness has, at times, become a bit commodified in our busy capitalist society, however, Hạnh invites us into a deeper practice of mindfulness in our daily and spiritual lives. Hạnh’s writing and work invites us to focus on our breath, and work to be present in every moment, knowing that is all we truly have. His experiences of suffering and war in his home land led him to study and spread a message of nonviolence and peace around the world. I invite you to honor Thích Nhất Hạnh by listening to one of his mindfulness practices, or by doing a simple breathing exercise wherever you are. I would also invite you to welcome emotions as they come, knowing that when we have awareness and mindfulness around our emotions, they are not our enemies, but useful teachers that can help guide us to live our lives more centered in our values. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJX8WkKbPf8

This Mindful Moment provided by Liz Nicholson

Upcoming Events

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
Wednesday2.2.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Thursday2.3.20226:00 PMD&D Game NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Thursday2.3.20227:24 PMStudent FellowshipMoon RoomGuilford Christian Ministry
Sunday2.6.202211:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday2.8.20226:30 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)
Tuesday2.8.20227:00 PMUKIRK TuesdayHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
Wednesday2.9.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Friday – Saturday2.18-19.2022Ripple ConferenceVirtual/Friends CenterElon University/ Friends 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.
If you are reading in email, formatting may be better if you read in browser.

Contact perkinsja1@guilford.edu for more information and to register for free.

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).”

Resources

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 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.

Tidings from Friends: Spring 2022 Issue No. 02

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!


Artwork
Crushed Bottle Art, Pen by Karla Goss ’22

Mindful Moment

Comfortability is about being uncomfortable at first. How do you approach and interact with inconfrability or something very new? 

This Mindful Moment provided by Karla Goss ’22

Upcoming Events

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
Wednesday1.26.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Thursday1.27.20226:00 PMMovie NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Thursday1.27.20227:24 PMStudent FellowshipMoon RoomGuilford Christian Ministry
Sunday1.30.202211:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday2.1.20226:30 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)
Tuesday2.1.20227:00 PMUKIRK TuesdayHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
Wednesday2.2.20228:30 AMMeeting for Centering SilenceFriends CenterFriends Center
Friday – Saturday2.18-19.2022Ripple ConferenceVirtual/Friends CenterElon University/ Friends 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.
If you are reading in email, formatting may be better if you read in browser.

Contact perkinsja1@guilford.edu for more information and to register for free.

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).”

Resources

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 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.

Tidings from Friends: Spring 2022 Issue No. 01

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!


Artwork
Photo by Jacob Perkins ’22

Mindful Moment

On Tuesday night before bed I went out, into the snowy cold, and trudged down to the Guilford lake. I did this not to go for a swim (thankfully), but to admire the “Wolf Moon,” a name for the first full moon in January, when the moon is closest in orbit to the earth. While it is difficult to capture on camera, the reader can see my attempt to do so above. I sat with a friend on a bench overlooking the lake, staring up at the moon and what few stars were visible over the light pollution of downtown Greensboro. As I sat in the cold, feeling the refreshing wind against my face and my toes go numb from the snow, two ideas came to mind:
First, I remembered part of the lectionary reading for the First Sunday after Christmas, December 26: “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it (John 1.5).” I could not help but notice this incredibly bright light in the sky, a light that was not overcome by the darkness of the night but dominated the darkness. Several years ago I went camping in a snowy January during the Wolf Moon, and was kept awake by the brilliant light in the sky. During the day we take the sun for granted, but at night we are impressed by the continuing light of the sun reflecting off of the moon.
Second, after noticing the brilliance of the moon, I realized how few stars were visible – and remembered how few stars are normally visible in Greensboro. It occurred to me that we have blocked out natural, celestial light with our own, artificial, human-created light. Perhaps we should take a moment to leave our artificial light (a light which for most of us is powered by earth-destroying energy) and observe the brilliance of the light provided for us.

This Mindful Moment provided by Jacob Perkins ’22

Upcoming Events

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
Thursday1.20.20226:00 PMStudent Game NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Thursday1.20.20227:24 PMStudent FellowshipMoon RoomGuilford Christian Ministry
Sunday1.23.202211:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday1.25.20226:30 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)
Tuesday1.25.20227:00 PMUKIRK TuesdayHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
Friday – Saturday2.18-19.2022Ripple ConferenceVirtual/Friends CenterElon University/ Friends 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.

Resources

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 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.

Tidings from Friends: Special Issue – Welcome Back

Tidings from Friends

The Weekly Newsletter of Guilford College Friends Center

Welcome back and happy new year!

We at Friends Center are excited for the new year and all that it brings with us. For starters, we welcome Liz Nicholson (she/her) ’12 as the new Director of the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program. Liz comes to us by way of Earlham School of Religion, recently graduating with a Masters in Peace and Social Transformation, and before that she was a part of Quaker Voluntary Service for 7 years. If you’d like to offer Liz a warm welcome, you can email her here: nicholsonea@guilford.edu.

Next, we’re excited to welcome, Kyle Farmbry, Guilford’s 10th president. Kyle’s accomplishments have been shared elsewhere so we don’t need to repeat them here but Friends Center offers a warm welcome to Kyle in his first semester as a Guilfordian.

Finally, we welcome back all of our students after winter break. Currently, we are in lockdown and doing all classes and meetings remotely. The hope is that soon enough we will be back together in person.

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, I am grateful for the staff, faculty, students and community that Guilford College provides all of us.

I also want to close with thanks to and for Jacob Perkins ’22, Friends Center Fellow and last-semester Senior who has been running this newsletter for almost two years. He’s done a fantastic job of making it what it is today. Thank you for your time and attention to this and many other things, Jacob!

Happy New Year,
C. Wess Daniels
William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College

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.

Tidings from Friends: Fall 2021 Issue No. 11

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!


Artwork
Photo by JP Desvigne on Unsplash

Mindful Moment

“Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.” How can we practice molding our mind? What are practices that can help better our minds? 


“The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.” How can we take care of the present moment? 

This Mindful Moment provided by Karla Goss

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

DayDateTimeEventLocationOrganization
Thursday12.9.20216:00 PMStudent Game NightSt. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Thursday12.9.20217:24 PMStudent FellowshipMoon RoomGuilford Christian Ministry
Sunday12.12.202111:00 AMInformal Episcopal Worship: liturgy, communion, prayers, & hymns. All are welcome.St. Mary’s HouseSt. Mary’s House (Episcopal Campus Ministry)
Tuesday12.14.20216:30 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)
Tuesday12.14.20217:00 PMUKIRK TuesdayHolderness HouseUKIRK Greensboro (PCUSA/ Presbyterian)
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 Opportunities:

Associate Superintendent for Western Yearly Meeting. See files below for more info:

Friends World Committee for Consultation Advancement Manager. See file below for more info:

Resources

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.