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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 2, 2006

- Journeys on the Hill : Farewell Dinner - May 3
- BTI Newsletter Available - May 2
- BU School of Theology - Prof. Simon B. Parker

- Seniors Breakfast - May 3
- Community Worship - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Wellness Walks - May 3

- Study Breaks This Week
- STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18

Journeys on the Hill : Farewell Dinner - May 3
Journeys on the Hill: Please join us for an interfaith Farewell Dinner
this Wednesday, May 3rd from 5-7 pm. We will meet at the Hebrew College
outdoor dining area (outside the Hebrew College cafeteria). Sandwiches
and dessert provided.

To find the Hebrew College cafeteria from ANTS, go down the main steps
from ANTS, go straight and enter the doors by the Hebrew College
library, take a right and go down one flight of stairs, take a right and
continue down the hall until you come upon the cafeteria. In case of
rain, we will meet inside near the cafeteria. Look for the signs!

We will celebrate, talk about our plans for JOTH for next year and say
goodbye to graduating students and students traveling in the coming year
to Israel and other destinations.

All are welcome.

BTI Newsletter Available - May 2
The May 2, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at

BU School of Theology - Prof. Simon B. Parker
Dear friends in the BUSTH community,

Many of you are aware that our beloved friend, colleague and teacher,
Professor Simon B. Parker, suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage a week

In profoundest sadness and grief, I report that on Saturday 29 April at
7 p.m. Professor Parker died peacefully, surrounded by his loving

This coming Friday, 5 May at 12:30 p.m. in Marsh Chapel, we will hold a
special service of memory and celebration of Professor Parker.

Exams will have ended at noon, and I hope all will gather there and
then in praise and thanksgiving for the dedicated life of one who has so
greatly enriched our own lives.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be offered
to a fellowship fund in Professor Parker's honor and memory.

Gifts to that end should be directed to Stephen Morin in the Office of
Alumni and Development, Room 109, at the School.

Let us all be in prayer, thanksgiving, and praise.

Yours faithfully,
Ray L. Hart
Dean ad interim

Seniors Breakfast - May 3
May 3, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.

This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on May 3
from 8 am to 11 am.

Seniors please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell

Check your ANTS email for your invitation.

Duane Romberger

Theresa Stirling

Community Worship - Wednesdays
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

May 3: Senior Chapel (Nick Carter)

Labyrinth Wellness Walks - May 3
Wednesday, May 3
2-6 p.m.

Are you stressed out by exams and papers? Are you feeling
disconnected? Do you have a place in your life that needs healing? Come
journey to wellness by walking the labyrinth. Even if you have never
walked a labyrinth before, we will be glad to get you started on this
healing path of prayer.

Contact: Martha Bays

Study Breaks This Week
Hi Everyone,

Congratulations on being so close to finishing the semester! I know
you're tired as you go into this final stretch. I hope it will be
helpful to once again have the cafeteria open for studying. Beginning
on Monday May 1, the cafeteria will be open until 10 pm each night
through Thursday, May 4. I'll be asking Andy to put refreshments in the
cafeteria beginning on Tuesday night.

I hope that during this time of stress you can keep your eyes on the
goal of ministry that your hard work will lead to. I know that you will
be a blessing to many in your future work. May that knowledge sustain
you through the long nights of reading, writing, and studying.

Take good care,


Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18
Dear ANTS Students:

You are cordially invited to this year's Spring Convocation entitled
Saints' Rest: Remembering Sabbath on Thursday, May 18th. Register
online at This is an excellent opportunity to share your
ANTS ministries and your Field Ed ministries with churches, alumni/ae,
Board of Trustees and others via an Exhibit Table. Even better: Dean
Nienhuis will cover exhibitor registration costs of student groups

Together we will explore Protestant and Jewish Sabbath experience,
belief and practice in relation to economic justice. We will be join by
Dr. Mobley, Dr. K. Jones, Dr. Benefiel, Rabbi Or Rose from Hebrew
College, Rev. Laurel Scott from the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee,
Dr. Rodney Petersen from the BTI and Dr. Diane Kessler, keynote speaker
and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.

We hope you and your churches will join us! For more info: Or come to Dabney, Garden Level OR call Ext. 206.
We'll set ya up!

Rev. Kerrie Harthan

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