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Monday, March 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 6, 2006

- ANTS Student on the Radio Recently
- Journal Making Workshop is FULL
- Reiki Ministry
- Mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings - Tuesday or Wednesday
- Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job - Tuesday, Mar. 14
- Countdown to "Peace Week Plus"

- The Public Square on the Hill Presentation: March 8 - Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
- Commencement Cover Art - Due MArch 9
- Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week - March 13

ANTS Student on the Radio Recently
Andover Newton student, Anita Burson, was a guest on the radio program of Mayor David Dinkins on the Inner City Broadcasting Company/VOICE America Outlet WLIB 1190 AM in NYC on Sunday, March 5, 2006. The panel discussion was Women In Ministry.
Anita shared air time with Rev. Naomi Tyler Lloyd, Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in the Bronx, Dr. Susan Johnson Cook Pastor of Beleiver's Chrisitan Center and President of the Hampton Ministers' Conference and the Chaplain of Columbia University, Jewelnel Davis.

Journal Making Workshop is FULL
The Journal Making Workshop is full. Watch for other workshop events sponsored by the Visual Arts Ministry of Faith, Health & Spirituality. Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) with suggestions, comments or questions.

Reiki Ministry
Need a break from the stress of the semester?

Get a Reiki treatment!

The Reiki Ministry is offering hour or half-hour session in the reiki room on the 3rd floor of Sturtevant on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. Sign ups will be in the Sturtevant Lobby.

We will also be offering the following 15 minute chair reiki sessions. This would be a great opportunity to try it out:
Tuesdays at lunch in the cafeteria
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria
Wednesdays after chapel in the chapel.

Reiki II training will be April 7-8. Contact Darrick at for a registration form.

Mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings - Tuesday or Wednesday
Tuesday or Wednesday, March 7 or 8
9:00 p.m.

Please come to one or both mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings this week...
This is an invitation for Farwellian residents, commuters and students to come to two meetings this coming Tuesday, March 7th at 9pm and Wednesday, March 8th at 9pm to discuss issues in relation to Farwell Hall.

At the meetings, we will be discuss safety and housing issues, as well as whatever else is on your mind.

Please come. If you have any questions, please contact your Resident Representatives: Chandra Bellamy - and Darcy Smith at:

Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job - Tuesday, Mar. 14
A Workshop with Rev. Allie Perry
Peck Room, Tuesday, March 14th 6:00-8:00 pm
Jesus' message of loving our enemies is a powerful one, yet in a world with escalating violence as we look for messages of hope, proclaiming peace can feel like walking through a minefield. How do we do it effectively while being pastorally sensitive to our congregations? Come share an evening with Rev. Alice Perry, lecturer in psychology and pastoral theology and currently teaching "Non-violence: Path to Social and Personal Transformation" at Andover Newton Theological School.

Countdown to "Peace Week Plus"
Meeting on Tuesday, March 7 at Noon
In the Dining Hall

We are on and rockin' for "Peace Week Plus" (More than a Week and More than Just Peace), so get ready for lots to see and do March 14-24 and come to the meeting this Tuesday 3/7 at 12 in the cafeteria to put on the finishing touches. There will be flyers to distribute and news to share. See you there or contact
Cynthia Knowles, CELL: 617-838-7294,

The Public Square on the Hill Presentation: March 8 - Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In the Peck Room

March 8: "Sexism" Presentation by Dr. Nancy Neinhuis

The brief presentations are open to all and at no cost. Beverages and snacks will be made available, free of charge. All are invited to attend.

Commencement Cover Art - Due MArch 9
All students are invited to submit art work for the cover of the 2006 Commencement Program. The theme this year is "Repairing the Breach". The piece should be able to fit into an 8 ½ X 11 cover sheet format and be attractive in purple and white, as the cover is not color.

The Commencement Committee will accept all admissions until Thursday, March 9. Please bring them to Judy Medeiros in Worcester 105. The decision will be made by the Commencment Committee on Friday, March 10.

Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week - March 13
with Dr. Peter Civetta

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology and the Arts Program

Monday, March 13, 2006
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Lunch provided, $35

This workshop will focus on the journey of Holy Week, discerning how we can walk this most amazing of seven-day experiences so we will be better able to preach it to our congregations. Together, we will explore not only what each of these days mean, but more specifically what they mean to us and our communities at this time.

This seminar will also explore the many different ways to preach. From using different formats and styles to understanding the importance of body language and vocal intonation, the workshop seeks to foster your ability to communicate clearly and completely. Overall, this seminar offers an intense internal exploration of what Holy Week can mean for you as well as exploring the best external means of communicating through the act of preaching. Come join us for an engaging and uplifting experience designed to get you ready to not only walk the walk, but also talk the talk of this year's journey of Holy Week.

Dr. Peter Civetta received his Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from Cornell University, writing his dissertation on the performance of preaching across faith traditions. He was a member of the Commission on Liturgy and Music for the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. He currently serves as a member of the Living Liturgy Task Force for the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. He will be creating and leading an upcoming conference for the Cathedral College in Washington, DC called "Proclaim the Truth with Boldness: A Performative Approach to Preaching."

For more information call 617-964-1100, ext 228 or email

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