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Thursday, March 09, 2006

ANTS Student E_News - Thursday, March 9, 2006

In this message
- Unsold Textbooks Being Returned
March 30
- GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
- ANTS Community Day - March 29
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
- Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
- One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19

Unsold Textbooks Being Returned
Beginning March 9, the bookstore will start to return unsold copies of
textbooks to publishers. Check your syllabi and reading assignments to
be sure you have all the books you need to complete your work. If you
are buying books on a budget you can make arrangements with the
bookstore to hold a text for you until you are ready to purchase it.
You will be asked to provide a credit card # but no charge will be made
until you are ready to purchase your book.

In order for the bookstore to be a responsible steward of its limited
resources unsold books must be returned in order to generate credit to
purchase the next round of books.

March 30
Hazel Roper, the regional rep for the American Baptist Churches
Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board will be speaking with the
Baptist Polity class from 9-12 on March 30, and then hosting a lunch for
interested American Baptist students. The topics covered in the class
meeting will be negotiating with a church, salary and benefit
considerations, financial planning, retirement and medical insurance
planning. The class session and the lunch are open to any Baptist
students or area Baptist clergy who may not be in the class. If you are
not in the class, please contact Mark Heim if you plan to attend the
lunch. You can come to the class session unannounced.

GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15, "A Closer Walk"
Award Winning Film. "A beautiful told story of suffering and hope and
action. We all must start somewhere. This is a must see film if ever
there was one." Jack Garner, Chief Film Critic, Gannet News Service.
This film explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity
and human rights and shows how the harsh realities of AIDS in the world
are an expression of the way the world really is. In the Berkeley Room.

Wednesday, March 22, "Finding Weapons of Mass Salvation in the Fight
Against Global AIDS"
Professor Brita Gill-Austern will give a visual presentation showing
how the global AIDS pandemic is impacting Africa and countries
throughout the world. She will help to identify places where we can
intervene to break the cycle of structural violence that leads to
massive suffering, conflict and war, as well as identify places where we
can find weapons of mass salvation - the real weapons of peace - in the
fight against the greatest plague in human history. In Peck Conference

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info:

The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed
author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press,
2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a
personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton
Theological School.

More info:

ANTS Community Day - March 29
This is a reminder that on March 29 ANTS will hold a Community Day for
students who are not in classes. Regular classes will be held. Four
members of the faculty, Professors Greg Mobley, Sharon Thornton, Beth
Nordbeck, and Dean Pazmino will be leading teams of students into
different sites off the hill for a day of service and reflection. Sites
include going to the Boston City Mission, working with Common Cathedral
staff doing art with homeless people, and aiding in the revitalization
of an inner city park in Jamaica Plain.

Participants will gather at ANTS at approximately 11:00 a.m. for a
commissioning service, and then head to different sites. Everyone will
bring their own lunch, and have it while we are debriefed at the sites.
The debriefing will be followed by hands on service activities during
the afternoon. We will return to campus by 5 pm for dinner in the
cafeteria. At that time Rev. June Cooper from City Mission will join us
and help us unpack the day. Following the dinner conversation we
encourage people to attend the presentation on racism Kirk Jones is
offering at 6:30 that evening in the Peck Room.

In lieu of chapel on the 29th, students who are in classes and thus
cannot attend the Community Day are encouraged to go to chapel from 1-2
to pray for the teams that are off the hill. Everyone is invited to
regroup over dinner at 5 in the cafeteria. This year's Community Day
will serve as a pilot project for Community Days that are being planned
for both semesters next year. So participants will be asked for
feedback that will help us plan all-campus Community Days next year.

If you would like to participate this year, please contact me so I can
put your name on the list. We will need to insure that we have adequate
numbers for the teams to do the service projects, so we will need a
rough head count.

I hope many of you will participate in this important service and
learning opportunity.


Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
7:00 -8:30 p.m. at Andover newton and Hebrew college

Registration will required for these events. Matriculated students at
any school are eligible for a 50% discount on registration fees.

**ANTS Students - In the Registration Form, under Discounts, select 50%
Matriculated Student.**

"Excavating Christian-Jewish Relations: An Archaeologist's
Dr. Katharina Galor
Sunday, March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

More information and registration:

Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
It's that time again! The next meeting of the ANTS Student Association
will be on Tuesday, March 14th at noon in Upper Noyes. Please submit
all agenda items to Lella Baker ( by noon on Sunday,
March 12th.

Lella Baker for the 2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board.

Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
6:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the Baptist Student Fellowship,
Bring what you can to share and come join us for an evening of food,
fun and fellowship!

Contact: Carol Hayward

One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
With Special Guests, Rev. Drs. Henry M. and Ella P. Mitchell
Professor Kirk Jones, Sophia Harrell

Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2006
Please Join Us for Candid Dialogue and Discussions
(See the agenda, below, for times and locations of the weekend's

The nationally renowned Rev. Drs. Henry and Ella Mitchell will
- Effective leadership development and communication skills in
- understanding that not all confrontation is negative;
- the how-to's of resolution;
- love and dating in ministry;
- who ministers to the minister, and other self-care issues;
- homiletics; and,
- preserving our voice and health for the journey and preaching

There will be a book signing on Saturday, March 18, featuring: Together
For Good - 55 Years of Marriage & Ministry, Black Church Beginnings, and
Those Preaching Women, IV. The Mitchells have received countless honors
for their important work in ministry, and this amazing couple seems to
bless everyone with whom they come into contact! You won't want to miss
this opportunity to be spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally

The Mitchells, retired faculty of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity
School, are long-time colleagues of Andover Newton President Nick Carter
and other area clergy. They will engage students and guests on the roots
and history of the Black Church Tradition, and share stories of their
long marriage and humble beginnings at Union Seminary.

The Black Student Fellowship at Andover Newton is excited to co-host
this weekend event with Boston University Marsh Chapel. The event is a
springboard for future collaborations between the schools and for
developing fresh programs on self care in ministry through Andover
Newton's Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministry Program. Sophia
Harrell and Kirk Jones will co-facilitate our time together, so come and

Saturday, March 18, 2006

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast & Book Signing, Andover Newton
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Faith, Health & Spirituality - "One Love - One
Fellowship: Self Care For Ministry"

Dialogue and discussion with the Reverend Drs. Henry M. and Ella P.
Mitchell, hosted by Sophia Harrell, Andover Newton Meetinghouse

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Informal discussion and Lunch
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Fireside Chat and Reception, President's House,
Andover Newton

Sunday, March 19, 2006

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Mitchells will be guest preachers at Myrtle
Baptist Church
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve Street
W. Newton, MA

3:00 p.m. Worship Service

President Carter will introduce the Mitchells to the community.
Boston University's Marsh Chapel

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner at Marsh Chapel Marsh Chapel

Everyone Is Welcome! No Dress Code - No Cover Charge! But DO let us
know no later than March 16th that you're coming so that we'll order
the right number of lunches. RSVP to Desne Crossley at For more information about the weekend, contact
Christo Owens at

Sponsored by: Andover Newton Theological School - Black Student
Fellowship; Boston University Marsh Chapel and Office of Religious
Study; Gilead Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS Division and Pfizer Pharmaceutical
HIV/AIDS Division.

More information:

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