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Sunday, September 17, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, Sept. 18 - EVENTS THIS WEEK


Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30

Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20

- Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day - Monday, Sept. 18
- FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night - Sept, 18

- Black Student Fellowship Chapel

- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Walk The Labyrinth - WEDS
- Seminarians for Choice - Weds., Sept. 20
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship

- Thursday Art Night
- Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us - Starts Sept. 21

Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of
the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and
continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be
available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20
The Student Computer Lab will be closed for faculty training next week
on the following days/times:

Tuesday, Sept. 19
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Karen Brockney

Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day - Monday, Sept. 18
Monday, September 18 is Constitution Day!

The United States celebrates Constitution Day this Monday, September
18th to increase the awareness of Americans about our Constitution. As
a school receiving federal funds, ANTS is required to help celebrate
this day. As a public school, Hebrew College is also asked to
participate in the celebration. This year Hebrew College has invited us
to join them in a celebration of Constitution Day.

This Monday at 2 pm, General Colin Powell will lead a nationwide
recitation of the Preamble, aired live from Washington D. C. The
presentation will take for 7 - 10 minutes. This year's recitation will
be dedicated to and honor members of the military around the world.

Please join us for this program. We will air this presentation LIVE in
Berenson Hall at Hebrew College (if you go into the main entrance and
down the stairs you will see Berenson Hall). Please arrive by 1:55 pm.

FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night - Sept, 18
Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m.

The Film and TV Fellowship will be continuing our screenings of the
sci-fi show Doctor Who semester, beginning this Monday at 9pm. We will
be kicking off the semester with the premiere of the much acclaimed new
series which began last year. For fans of science fiction, Doctor Who is
a series that cannot be missed! This British institution, which began
its run in 1963, has been the recipient of countless awards, including
this year's Hugo award for best science fiction. Doctor Who is a
poignant, witty, and exciting adventure for all.

Watch for other Film and TV events coming soon, and please join us on
ANTS Connect for the latest updates and announcements.

Contacts: Jason Bachand
Carol Hayward:

Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesdays
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse
Tuesday, September 19, ANTS Trustee Dorothy Williams will be our guest
preacher. Service is 1-1:45 in the Meetighouse.

Tuesday, September 26, there will be no chapel because of Community

Office Hours at the FHS Center in STurtevant
Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at for
more information

Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries,

Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
Beginning September 13
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
In the Meditation Room (Room 37), Third floor Sturtevant
Every Wednesday morning during the semester there will be a time of
morning prayer and meditation led by Brita Gill-Austern. No previous
experience in meditation necessary.

Seminarians for Choice - Weds., Sept. 20
A Project of the Clergy for Choice Network
of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

-Are you interested in Reproductive Choice?
-Do you want to learn about or help create awareness of the religious
pro-choice position and religious freedom?
-Do you want to develop pastoral skills for companioning people in
the throes of reproductive choices and learn to honor the complexities
the issue rather than contributing to its polarization?
-Would you like to develop a prophetic voice on the issue of
reproductive choice, including comprehensive sexuality education,
access to
medical care, and respect for the moral capacity of women to make their
decisions about choice?

If so please join us for an organizational meeting to gauge interest
creating a Seminarians for Choice group on campus.

Noon, Wed., Sept. 20
Small Dining Hall (just off the main dining hall)
Feel free to bring your lunch!

If you're interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please contact

Emily Melcher

Carmen Emerson

The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15
In the Meetinghouse
Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the
Meetinghouse. All welcome! No singing experience necessary! Most
Wednesdays, the song we learn and rehearse will also be the anthem in
that day's Community Chapel (1pm in Colby). So come out and support
community singing, and let a joyful noise resound from the Hill!
Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton:

Community Worship - Wednesday, Sept. 20
Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.
Worship leader: Episcopalian Student Fellowship hosts the Rt. Rev.
Gordon P. Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western

Open Labyrinth Walks - WEDS
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling or

Invites HC and ANTS communities to our opening event of the year!

A Spiritual Return: Walking the Labyrinth
Wednesday, September 20th
(includes food and drinks!!!)
Andover Newton Meetinghouse

For more information contact:
Stephanie at

Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us - Starts Sept. 21
A Group Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
Six 2 hour sessions. Group size limited to 8 participants.

Andover Newton Theological School, Sturtevant Hall:Center for FHS,Third
floor, room 32
Thursdays: 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 10 AM - Noon


Harvard Divinity School (location to be announced)
Thursdays: 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 10 AM - Noon

Cost for 6 sessions: Sliding Scale: $40 - $80

This is a unique opportunity to explore your own spiritual life and to
learn more about accompanying others on their spiritual journeys. The
group is appropriate for theists and non-theists. Following the
tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, as well as Buddhist
practices, the groups will focus on self-discovery as a path to noticing
and responding to the life-giving energy called "God." Our journey
together will consider and explore what is Real and open ourselves to
embracing Mystery.

Directed by The Rev. Jade Angelica, certified spiritual director,
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Rev. Angelica received her
MDiv from HDS in 1992, is a UU Community Minister and is currently
enrolled in the DMin program for Faith Health and Spirituality at ANTS.

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525
or Financial assistance is available if needed.

Thursday Art Night - Sept. 21 - Paper MAking
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Art Night this week (Thursday, September 21) will feature Paper Making.
Learn the basics of making paper from recycled materials. It's fun,
easy and meditative, and you will end up with unique paper which you can
use in a variety of ways.

Featuring Beginners' Mosaic Technique(all tools and materials
supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, "no rules"

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to
provide supplies)

Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions.

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