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Friday, January 27, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 27, 2006

NEW
- Come Learn About the Ecology Ministry - Tuesday, January 31
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, January 31
- Choir Resumes Wednesday - Feb. 1
- Interview for First Congregational Church of Concord, NH - Feb. 15
- CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS: Painting Stretcher Needed
- Commencement Speakers

REVIEW
- REMINDER: Multicultural Festival - Friday, Feb. 3
- Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Feb. 2, 2006
- Episcopal Worship Starting Soon - Thursday, Feb. 2
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
- Walk The Labyrinth

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Come Learn About the Ecology Ministry - Tuesday, January 31
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Tuesday, January 31
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room

The Ecology Ministry on campus has planned great activities for this
second semester. An Eco-Team has been formed to support and further
expand on this work.

If you are interested in participating or in finding more about the
Eco-Team please call Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera at 617-872-8275
or email her at ccabrera@ants.edu or come to an Eco-Team informational
meeting this Tuesday, January 31st from 4:30-5:00pm in the small dining
room. ANTS students, alums, faculty, staff, spouses, and/or partners of
the above are all welcome.

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Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, January 31
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come one, come all to the first SA meeting of the spring semester!

when: Tuesday 1/31/06
where: upper noyes
time: 12:00 - 12:50

Please, all agenda items are due no later than 1/29 at noon (please
note time change) to lbaker@ants.edu.

Hope to see you there.

Lella Baker
for the 2005 - 2006 sa executive board

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Choir Resumes Wednesday - Feb. 1
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Burns Stanfield welcomes all to our first choir rehearsal of the new
semester: Wednesday, February 1, 11:50-12:15. We will be singing in
chapel that afternoon. Those new to the choir experience are welcome!
Contact Burns at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

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Interview for First Congregational Church of Concord, NH - Feb. 15
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On Feb. 15 Rev. David Keller will be on campus to meet with any
students interested in this Associate Minister position. First
Congregational Church of Concord, N.H., U.C.C. seeks Associate Minister
for Community Outreach. This is part-time, with potential for
full-time.

Position involves directing our community outreach ministry, building
on the work of our Outreach Task Force, Board of Missions, and Interim
Director of Outreach Ministries.

Candidate should be an effective organizer and leader, compassionate,
with a passion for justice.

Our Associate Minister for Community Outreach will lead worship and
preach occasionally, and assist with pastoral care.

For additional information, see brochure in Dean of Students' office.

The Rev. David Keller, Sr. Pastor of First Church of Concord, will be
on campus Wednesday, February 15. If you are interested in discussing
this position with him, please call 603 225 5491 to set up an
appointment. Please bring a resume.

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CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS: Painting Stretcher Needed
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Recently returned Border Crossing student requests help in restretching
small purchased canvas from Nicaragua. Gift for home church was removed
from support for transport and requires new frame.

Please contact Sherry Thomas, shthomas2@comcast.net. Thank you.

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Commencement Speakers
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Dear Students,

Since many times it takes a couple of years to secure someone who is
fairly well-known, I invite you to send me the names of any people you'd
like to see as future commencement speakers. I appreciate your ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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REMINDER: Multicultural Festival - Friday, Feb. 3
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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

This is a reminder that you are invited to a celebration of the
diversity of cultures that is ANTS! You are further invited to bring
something to share that represents who you are and where you come from.
We already have some interesting things lined up--so add your talent and
culture to them!

When? Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Where? Peck Room

This event is being hosted by the Dean of Students Office and the
International Students on campus. We hope you will bring music, poetry,
art, food or anything else to share that says something about who you
are and where you're from! Please let me know if you plan to
perform/read something so that I can put you on the program.

We will have a variety of food from different cultures, both what you
might bring to share and food that is purchased. So come and learn
about the cultures we all represent, share something with your
community, and enjoy a meal together. I will be extending a special
invitation to the 38 new students who are joining the ANTS community
this spring, so please be prepared to welcome new colleagues.

I hope to see many of you there,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Feb. 2, 2006
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February 2, 2006 (Feb 21, 2006 snow date)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

-Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process

-Casing a Church

-Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask

Leaders: Area Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

More information and registration info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2005/111705macucc.htm

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Episcopal Worship Starting Soon - Thursday, Feb. 2
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1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Fellow students, faculty and staff,

I am pleased to share the news that we will have the opportunity to
participate in Episcopal worship services on campus this semester.

The Rev. Robert Windsor, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Needham
has generously agreed to preside at a celebration of the Holy
Eucharist
on four Thursdays this semester: February 2nd, March 9th, April 6th,
and May 4th at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Please keep in mind that this worship opportunity is an invitation to
EVERYONE, not just Episcopalians.

I hope you all will consider joining us for our first service on
Thursday, February 2nd.

Blessings,
Janice Ford
Jr./M.Div.
Postulant for Holy Orders
Episcopal Diocese of Western MA

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JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
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Pastors, Parents, Chaplains, Seminarians, Doctors, Nurses, Family
Caregivers, Health Care Providers

SELF CARE is not an option for caregivers! Here is an Rx for Renewal:
Find Joy through the Spirit of Play!!

7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

At The Meeting House

-Reconnect your innate creativity.
-Receive the gift of grace and renewal.
-Re-energize your life with imagination.
-Relax, laugh out loud, have fun, experience amusement.
-Replenish your body through movement, voice, song, and story.

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness. She is a graduate of
the InterPlay Leadership program, a degree in education, and M.Div.
from
A.N.T.S. She has served local parishes for twenty years. This series
will be part of a D. Min research project in Faith Health and
Spirituality. The voluntary content shared in the sessions will be
used
in seeking to find the possible effects of play on personal wholeness
and communal formation. Confidentiality will be maintained.

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Walk The Labyrinth
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Every Thursday Night all semester in the Meetinghouse
Anytime between 6:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Come discover this ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage in search
of
the sacred. Leave behind your stress, quiet your mind and turn your
path
over to God.
On Thursday, February 2 from 7-8 p.m. will be guided walks for
newcomers.
All are invited.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu