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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, Janaury 24, 2006

NEW
- Student Association Meeting - January 31
- New Nightwatch Person
- Attractive Posters - FREE
- Course Canceled
- 2006 Commencement Speaker
- Church Financial SCrutiny Bill -- Call to Action

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Student Association Meeting - 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 latter 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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New Nightwatch Person
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Jason Bachand will be replacing Amanda Ladegard as B&G's nightwatch
person. He will be assuming duties as of this week alternating with
Carl Borden.

Building & Grounds

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Attractive Posters - FREE
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The Institutional Advancement Office has a supply of very attractive
posters advertising the Stuart Lecture Series. You are invited to stop
by Diane Ruark's office (Dabney 22) during business hours and pick up
one (or more) to hang up at your church or other location where you
think it might be seen by interested people.

Thank you for helping to get the word out about this excellent lecture
series.

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Course Canceled
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EL CONG 739 Congregational/Organizational Grieving: Spiritual
Foundations for Transformation
has been canceled.

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2006 Commencement Speaker
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I am pleased to announce that Rev. Jeffrey Brown, ANTS Alum and pastor
of Union Baptist Church of Cambridge, has agreed to be the speaker at
the Andover Newton 2006 Commencement ceremonies.

Rev. Brown, M.Div. Andover Newton, is co-founder and past chairperson
of the Boston Ten Point Coalition, an ecumenical group of Christian
clergy and lay leaders who mobilize the community around issues
affecting black youth, especially those at-risk for violence, drug abuse
and other destructive behaviors. In April 1999, he founded Ten Point
International, a resource for churches around the world interested in
overcoming violence in their communities. He is the author of articles
on religion, youth and violence; a columnist for the Cambridge
Chronicle; and a contributor to the Boston Globe's op-ed page. Rev.
Brown's other writings include "Science is Humbled" by Rev. Jeffrey L.
Brown and Janis A. Pryor
"Faith Under Fire: A Benefit for Southern Churches Victimized by Fire",
Committee Chairman Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown.

Rev. Brown has been named by Boston Magazine as one of the up and
coming "movers and shakers" under 40 years old, and by Newsweek as a
new breed of cleric reaching out to at-risk youth. Rev. Brown is also
an adjunct professor at Harvard Divinity School, and lectures twice a
year at the Harvard Business School in the "Power and Influence"
courses.

From all of this you understand why he has been dubbed "Mr. Mayor" at
the Otis Air National Guard Base. Rev. Brown was appointed by Gov. Mitt
Romney to oversee the temporary base for more than 200 people evacuated
from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

More information is available at:
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/10.27/13-otis.html

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/09/12/at_otis_pastor_offers_a_bridge_and_hope/

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Church Financial SCrutiny Bill -- Call to Action
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On Wednesday January 25, 2006 the Massachusetts House of
Representatives is scheduled to begin debate on the "Church Financial
Scrutiny Bill," S1074. Legislative business is often unpredictable;
the House session currently scheduled to begin at 11am and a roll call
vote is scheduled to begin at noon.

Please join with representatives from the seventeen Orthodox and
Protestant member denominations of the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, and numerous other religious communities to show your
opposition to this legislation that will entangle the state in internal
religious issues. Religious representatives will be gathering outside of
the House chamber on the 3rd floor, beginning at 10:30am. We invite you
to come to the Massachusetts Council of Churches office at 14 Beacon
Street, Suite 416 at 10:20am if you would like to walk over to the House
together. You are welcome to join us at this time and pay a last minute
visit to your Representative to share your concerns before the debate
begins. If your schedule permits, you may also watch debate from the 4th
floor. As this has been a highly controversial bill, we are not sure how
long this debate will last, so you are encouraged to join us for any or
all of the time at the State House.

If you have questions, please call the Massachusetts Council of
Churches at 617-523-2771. Parking near the State House is difficult, but
there is a parking garage under Boston Common, entrance on Charles
Street. Otherwise, please consider taking the T and exiting at Park
Street and walking up the hill to the State House. Clergy, please wear
whatever dress is appropriate in your religious community.

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