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Thursday, September 14, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 14, 2006

In this message:


- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE CORRECTION
- Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day
- Preaching for Advent and Christmas
- BTI Student Retreat


- BTI Newsletter Available Online
- Art Studio Space
- Mandala Meditation Group
- The ANTS Community Choir: Come make a joyful noise!
- Community Chapel Schedule Fall 2006
- Giant Fall Book Sale
- Labyrinth Walks
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference

Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE CORRECTION -
Sept. 26
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending will
not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a session.

The next session will be held:

Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day

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.

In honor of the Jewish presence in America, amply provided for by the
Constitution, the Library at Hebrew College has prepared a list of books
relating to Jews in America. Since last week, the library has
showcased these books; selected titles will be on display in Berenson
Hall from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. and in the library for the month of
September. Please check them out if interested!

Material regarding the American government, Constitution, and Jews in
America will also be available to browse or take with you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Mission of "Constitution Day," from
Our Mission is to perpetuate the Constitution to each succeeding
generation. To promote the annual national simultaneous recitation of
the Preamble across all of America, especially in the schools. To
involve all the 50 states in the roll call of states in the order they
ratified the Constitution or were admitted to the Union. To educate each
new generation to the uniqueness and brilliance of our Constitution, the
most perfect governmental document conceived by man. To show the need to
protect and defend it to maintain our liberties.

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students at ANTS
Miriam Leah Droz, Hebrew College Library


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:

Preaching for Advent and Christmas - Nov. 2
November 2, 2006
Congregational Church of Needham, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

A hands-on, preaching workshop for clergy, seminarians and students in
care Led by Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton, associate pastor at Hope
Church in Jamaica Plain and Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching
at Andover Newton Theological School.

Take some time out of your busy schedule to gain a deeper theological
understanding of this liturgical season and to put together a
personalized schedule of ideas for preaching through Advent and

More info:

BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - October 1
A BTI Student Retreat for Creation Consciousness
Friday-Sunday: 29 September - 1 October
Camp Wilmot (2 hour drive: near New London, New Hampshire)

Begin the school year with an engaged spiritual journey focused on
caring for the commons and the common good, as you engage nature in a
new way with Professor John Hart (Boston University School of Theology),
Rodney Petersen (BTI Director), and Rob Mark (Camp Wilmot Director and
BU graduate) - and a crew of students from the BTI schools!

Cost $55.00 (payable to the BTI) for two nights lodging in rustic cabin;
5 meals included, with complimentary copy of Sacramental Commons.
Participants should bring warm clothes, sleeping bag, flashlight, and
rucksack with personal items. Additional information will be available
upon registration.

Persons intending to join us in this BTI Retreat should make application
to the BTI
Office (210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459): 617-527-4880; no later than Friday, 22 September 2006.

Plan to attend now - We are limited in the number of persons who can be
involved in this event!

More information:

October 1
1:00 p.m.
Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston

You are invited to participate in a joyful commemoration of City Mission
Society's 190 years of service to the Greater Boston community on Sunday
October 1st. We will gather at Old South Church in Boston's Copley
Square at 3:00 p.m. to hear keynote speaker, Reverend Liz Walker,
Executive Producer and Host of Sunday with Liz Walker on CBS4, and a
graduate of Harvard Divinity School.

The afternoon will be filled with live music, spirited preaching,
creative worship, and great food!

Founded by Boston's Congregational churches, City Mission Society is the
oldest multi-service agency in New England. We continue to minister to
the Boston community today through creative programming that addresses
residents' needs, including: crisis intervention, youth enrichment
activities, criminal justice and prison ministry, and service projects
for urban and suburban youth and adults.

City Mission Society also holds its annual Christmas Shop program in
partnership with area UCC churches.

Please celebrate this joyful and historical occasion with us, and share
this information with others so that they can join in our celebration.

For additional information, please visit our website:
or contact Rev. June R. Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission
Society at (617) 742-6830 x202 or

In Review

BTI Newsletter Available Online - Sept. 11
The BTI newsletter and back issues are available on-line at:

Art Studio Space

There is a very limited amount of studio space on
campus available for visual artists. To be considered
for a space, please submit (via email or in person) a
letter stating your art form, media you will be using,
space requirements, whether you would be willing to
share a space with another person, special
requirements you may have, and in general why you
think you should be considered for a space. Please
submit these letters to Joy (Resident Teaching Artist)
at who will review these
application with Prof. Mark Burrows (Director of the
Theology Arts Program) and let you know about final

Mandala Meditation Group

Presented by the FHS Visual Arts Ministry
Facilitated by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Come explore the healing and integrative nature of
mandala creation. Mandala, which means "circle" or
"sacred wholeness" in the Sanskrit language, is a
circular creation that can be drawn, painted, collaged
or even danced. Mandala art has been used in nearly
every place and time in the history of the world as a
means of personal growth, spiritual transformation,
healing and as a way to connect to earth's energy and
the wisdom of nature. Both in their creation and as a
focus for meditation, mandalas point us to a center
within each of us by which everything is ordered.
Mandala creation within this small group
will strive to be safe, centering and creative.

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit
to being at all five sessions
Advance sign-up requested with Joy at
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

The ANTS Community Choir: Come make a joyful noise!

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 Chapel Schedule - Fall Semester 2006
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

Sept 13: Convocation

Sept 20: Episcopalian Student Fellowship hosts the Rt. Rev. Gordon P.
Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Sept 27: Matthew Myer Boulton

Oct 4: Sarah Drummond (Field Education Commissioning Service)

Oct 11: GLANTS (Gays and Lesbians at ANTS) Service

Oct 18: WRAP (Working Class Student Group) Service

Oct 25: UUA Service

Nov 1: Mark Burrows (All Saints Day Service)

Nov 8: Greg Mobley

Nov 15: Sharon Thornton

Nov 29: Brita Gill-Austern (Global AIDS Day Service)

Dec 6: Daniel Jeyaraj

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.

Labyrinth Walks

Wednesday, September 13

From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


The open labyrinth walks will continue throughout the semester on
Wednesday nights from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. In
addition, special labyrinth walks will be scheduled on alternative days
and times. Watch ANTS Student E-News for details!

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling or

Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference - Sept.


Sponsored by Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and
Boston College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times

Jewish and Christian Perspectives

September 17-18, 2006

at Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and Boston College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) has become an icon of resistance and
moral courage. As a pastor and teacher, he was one of the earliest
Protestants to speak out against Nazism and summon his church to oppose
it. As a resistance figure executed for his role in the conspiracy
against the Nazi regime, his prison writings later inspired Christians
throughout the world.

What is Bonhoeffer's legacy for the Jewish-Christian relationship today?
His record of political opposition to Nazism is clear. Does his
contribution to Christian ethical reflection and activism have
implications for non-Christians? What is Bonhoeffer's place as a
theological and political figure in the legacy of the Holocaust? In this
conference, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant scholars will reflect on
his witness and its legacy for our times.

Sunday, September 17

at Andover-Newton Theological School, Stoddard Hall

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Bonhoeffer, the Jewish People, and Post-Holocaust Theology

-Victoria Barnett, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

-Stephen Haynes, Rhodes College

-Moderator/Responder: Shai Held, Jewish Theological Seminary

Registration by September 8, 2006 is required.

More event venues and registration:

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