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Friday, February 24, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 23, 2006 - Event Board

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- Concert This Weekend
- Mission Trip to China?
- World Day of Prayer Service - March 3
- A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC
- "Faiths of Abraham" Forum to be Held - March 26, 2006

Concert This Weekend
Exsultemus period vocal ensemble presents

O Rex Orbis
The Rhymed Office of Charlemagne

Having recently returned from their first international tour to the
Aachen Cathedral in Aachen, Germany, Exsultemus reprises their European
programs centered on Regali natus, the Rhymed Office of Charlemagne.
Written for the Holy Roman Emperor's canonization during the 12th
century, this program displays how politics, religion, poetry, and song
were combined in a nostalgic celebration of Europe's most powerful
ruler through inspired chants and stunning polyphony. Please join us for
a moving recreation of a First Vespers service as it might have been
performed in Aachen on Charlemagne's saint day in the year 1582.
Listen to sound clips and visit our photo gallery from our January 2006
tour at!

"These singers are very good...really thrilling." - Goldberg Magazine

Friday, February 24 at 8pm
First Lutheran Church of Boston
299 Berkeley St. at Marlborough in Back Bay
$5 validated parking at Boston Common Garage

Sunday, February 26 at 4pm
Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy
Chapel Ave. off Rte. 28 in Andover
Free parking in lot adjacent to chapel

Tickets: $25 & $15
$5 discount for students, seniors & GBCC members
18 and under free of charge
Available at 857-998-0219 or

3 hours CEU's available

"Sexual Abuse Recovery and God Image" by the Rev. Dr. Dayl Hufford
Held at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
Friday, March 10, 2006 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Pastoral Counseling" by the Rev.
Dr. Stephen Johnson
Held at Immanuel Congregational Church, UCC, Hartford, CT
Friday, March 31, 2006 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

SCHEDULE AT BOTH LOCATIONS: 9:45 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m.
Presentation; 1 p.m. Lunch;
2 p.m. AAPC Roundtable for members, guests, and students; 3 p.m.



For more information, contact David B. Reynolds at RevDrDBR@AOL.COM or
603-627-2702 ext. 13

Mission Trip to China?
Anyone interested in a mission trip to China this summer? There will
be an informational meeting on Sunday, March 5th at 3:00 p.m. at the
Somerville Community Baptist Church. It is a four-week program that
focuses on improving the speaking and listening skills of Chinese Middle
School teachers. It is an ABC International Ministry-approved program
with the Amity Foundation. For further information call Ed Hobart at
(617)680-7250 or e-mail to

World Day of Prayer Service - March 3
Religion in the Age of HIV/AIDS
World Day of Prayer 2006, March 3, 11 a.m.
First Parish Church in Weston, MA

Religion in the Age of HIV/AIDS is the theme of this year's ecumenical
World Day of Prayer service, taking place on Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m.
in the Sears Chapel of the First Parish Church in Weston. The Rev.
Suzanne R. Spencer is the speaker for the service, which includes
prayers, songs, and words for worship furnished by Christian women in
South Africa. A simple South African lunch is served in the Parish Hall
immediately following. Men and women, and people of all religious
traditions, are welcome.

Ms. Spencer, First Parish's Associate Minister, has made three recent
trips to South Africa in connection with her doctoral studies at
Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. Her sermon will focus on how
HIV/AIDS affects women, especially in Africa.

For further information please contact First Parish at 781-893-7798, or
consult the WDP website at

A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC
Save the Date!

For a Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement* in the United
Church of Christ
and the Churches and People Who Are and Will Be Part of It

Sunday, April 2, 2006
4:30 pm
Trinity Church, UCC
Northboro, MA
(handicap accessible)

More details will follow during February

*The Open and Affirming Program is part of the Welcoming Movement

"Faiths of Abraham" Forum to be Held - March 26, 2006
At St. Andrew's Church, Framingham

"The Faiths of Abraham," an interfaith forum exploring the influence of
the patriarch Abraham on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, will be held
at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 3 Maple Street, Framingham, MA, on
Sunday, March 26, 2006, from 3 to 5 p.m. The forum is free and open to
the public, and will be followed by an informal reception.

Moderator for the forum will be Dr. Lawrence Lowenthal, New England
Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee, the pioneer Human
Relations Agency in the United States. Dr. Lowenthal has served as AJC
Director for the past 14 years.

The panel will consist of Ms. Shaheen Akhtar, Rabbi Deanna Douglas, and
The Reverend James M. Swartz. Ms. Akhtar is an Islamic educator with the
Islamic Center of Boston and Wayland, and is active in several
interfaith groups. Rabbi Douglas, who teaches history at Concord
Academy, works with Am HaYam Havurah on Cape Cod, and is a long term
member of the American Jewish Committee and the Massachusetts Council of
Churches Clergy Dialogue. Reverend Swartz, a retired United Methodist
minister, is an active member of the Massachusetts State Council of
Churches Christian-Jewish Dialogue group. He is also a member of the
Boston Diocese Roman Catholic-Jewish Dialogue group at Stonehill College
in Easton, MA.

The forum is sponsored by the Spiritual Life Ministry of St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church. For further information, call Joan Gay, Spiritual Life
Chair, during the day at 508-877-3824, or the church office at

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225