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Friday, June 23, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, June 23, 2006

In this message
- NOTE: E-Mail and ANTS Connect Availability on Friday, Saturday
- Food Pantry
- Are You Struggling?
- Chapel Construction Update
- World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
- Gospel Night - Boston Pops - June 25
- Attention all summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
- Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006

NOTE: E-Mail and ANTS Connect Availability on Friday, Saturday
Due to a planned power outage in the Dabney server room, the ANTS
e-mail system and ANTS Connect may be unavailable on Friday evening,
June 23 and Saturday morning, June 24.

Food Pantry
Dear Community Members,

As you know we keep a small food pantry in Sturtevant Hall (on the left
as you enter the student lounge area). This can be very helpful to many
of our students, particularly during the summer months when they don't
have the meal plan. Please remember to bring items for the pantry from
time to time (non-perishable only, please), as you are able. I know
those who need this assistance appreciate it very much.

Thank you,


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Are You Struggling?
Dear Students,

If you are having a rough time making ends meet, buying groceries and
so forth, please let me know. I will keep our conversations
confidential but I want to insure that none of you goes hungry. We are
going to try to keep the food pantry well stocked for those of you who
need this assistance, but if you are still struggling, I want to know!
Please talk to me. There are many ways for me to assist you.


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Chapel Construction Update
As you can see, the full construction of the new chapel is now
underway. Prior to this week the crew was working on site preparation.
We obtained the final permit last Friday so we are now fully underway.
Prior to this the macadam in the back parking lot was taken up, and that
will be recycled. You may also have noticed that we are trying to save
the large pine tree in back. We are hoping that we have found a way to
do so. For places with trees where construction has been done, whenever
possible we are moving trees to a local nursery for preservation and
eventual replanting. We are trying to be good stewards of these wonders
of God's creation!

Have a good weekend,


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
July 9, 2006
2:30 P.M.

If you are a Football (Soccer to we Americans) fan or are just a World
Cup watcher or don't care for it, but won't pass up a chance for a party
with food, then have we got a plan for you.


We will be projecting the Final game on the big screen in the Student
Lounge, in High Definition! The party starts at 2:30 PM, the game at
2:55 PM.

Bring something to share; this includes food, friends and family. Our
party is for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of ANTS, friends
of friends of ANTS...

See you there!

Sponsored by the Student Association.

Contact: Len Hayward

Gospel Night - Boston Pops - June 25
June 25, 2006 8:00 PM
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Tickets $17.00 - $74.00 Charles Floyd, conductor
There's only one chance this season to experience one of the Pops' most
inspiring shows, Gospel Night! At the heart of this moving performance
is the Boston Pops Gospel Choir whose anthems, hymns and songs are sure
to raise the rafters - and your spirits.

ANTS alum Laura LaPointe will be featured in a duet! She reports that
tickets go quickly...

It's easy--and safe--to purchase tickets on The online
ticketing system is available 24 hours a day and uses a secure server.
Tickets are not refundable. All sales are final. There is a $5.00 per
ticket service fee for online Pops, ticket orders.

Attention all summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
Mark your calendars: Wednesday, July 5th at 5:30pm; Sturtevant Lounge

Faith Youth Institute 2006 will be during the dates of July 8-16. Come
to a meeting on July 5th at 5:30pm to learn about Faith Youth Institute
this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the
residential community this summer. FYI director Alex Kern and program
administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any
questions or concerns that you may have. See you there! Snacks will be

Faith Youth Institute
July 8-16, 2006,
800-964-2687 x267

"Blessed Are You" (Matthew 5:1-12):
Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006
A nine-day summer adventure in faith, theology, service, community, and

Do you know youth between 15-18 years old who are: seeking to explore
faith more deeply; looking to exercise their spiritual gifts,
leadership, and possible vocational callings; eager to build new,
meaningful friendships and community; and excited about putting faith
into action and making a difference in the world through urban
service-learning? If so, please encourage them to apply for Faith Youth
Institute: a seminary and urban immersion adventure of a lifetime! FYI
provides an opportunity for youth to ask difficult questions, create and
lead exciting worship services, do meaningful community service work
with the homeless community and dynamic urban ministries, and have more
fun than you can imagine! Our theme for the week will be the Beatitudes
in Matthew 5:1-12. Encourage youth to apply soon! There are only
several spaces remaining!

Also, save the date of Saturday, July 15, 7:00pm, in the Meetinghouse.
FYI's closing Celebration of Blessedness is a multimedia extravaganza,
featuring music, student filmmaking, poetry, arts, spoken word, drama,
and dance. All are welcome!

For: Ages 15-18
Location: Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre,
Dates: July 8-16, 2006
Cost: sliding scale to $650, depending on income; scholarships
available, churches are encouraged to assist youth in attending
Deadline: rolling admission, the sooner the better!
Contact: Matt Carriker: 800-964-2687 x267 or, or Alex
Kern, x313,
Do visit our website:

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