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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2006

In this message
- A Joyful Beginning: Walk The Labyrinth
- Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement
- Convocation Kick-Off for UCC Students! - Sept. 13
- Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
- Extended Bookstore Hours

A Joyful Beginning: Walk The Labyrinth
Wednesday, September 13
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Joyfully connect with your self, with your fellow students and with
God as we celebrate the ancient spiritual practice of walking a
labyrinth. The labyrinth ministry invites everyone, especially those
who are new to our community, to come discover this opportunity to find
joy, peace and wholeness. If you've never walked a labyrinth before,
we'll be glad to get you started. Come celebrate a joyful beginning
by walking the labyrinth!

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

Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement
Yoga will begin on September 19th, class on the 12th will begin at 9 am
in the Peck Room in Worcester Hall. Brita Gill-Austern

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

Convocation Kick-Off for UCC Students! - Sept. 13
Please plan on gathering with other UCC students on Wednesday,
September 13th from 4:30-5:30 PM at the Meetinghouse on the Andover
Newton Theological School campus.

We will introduce some Association staff and Church and Ministry
Committee leaders, provide an overview of the UCC In Care process,
welcome you into participation in the UCC Student Association at ANTS
and even provide you with food! Free! It just doesn't get much better
that that - Just RSVP below - Easy!

We've planned this time for you to network and make connections - an
especially important opportunity to get grounded if you're just
starting seminary. We'll also have resources and lots of information
about upcoming programming sponsored by the Massachusetts Conference of
the United Church of Christ to which you are all invited. Even if
you're from outside the Massachusetts Conference, we want to connect
with you while you're in the area - we look forward to welcoming you
all on September 13th!

Join us to say hello to friends new and old! Join us to find out the
first steps in becoming in-care with the United Church of Christ! Join
us to find out about the great events happening throughout the
Massachusetts Conference!

Blessings as you begin the school year,
Chris Braudaway-Bauman,
Associate for New Clergy Development - on behalf of the Area Staff and
Church and Ministry leadership of the Massachusetts Conference of the
United Church of Christ

Please RSVP, let us know if you can join us - to Kris LoFrumento

If you can't make the 13th:
Additional UCC Gathering at Boston University School of Theology
September 20th 5-7 PM Hartman Room
BUSTH is located in the building adjacent to the Marsh Chapel
745 Commonwealth Avenue
RSVP to Kris LoFrumento

Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Sept. 13, 2006
12:00 p.m.
On the Quad

All new and returning ANTS students and other members of the ANTS
community are invited to a Box Lunch Picnic on the Quad on Wednesday,
September 13 2005 at 12:00 p.m., prior to Opening Convocation.

The picnic is free, but advance reservations are required from
(including students on the meal plan). If you plan to attend, please
RSVP to Kerri Saucier in the Development Office at
She needs to hear from you no later than Tuesday, September 5.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Extended Bookstore Hours
The bookstore is offering extended bookstore hours starting next week
and the week following to assist students in getting off to a good

Closed Monday, September 4, Labor Day.
Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am -6 pm.
Friday, September 8/Orientation Day #1: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, September 9/Orientation Day #2: 10 am - 4 pm.

Monday, September 11 (classes begin) through Friday, September 15 early
opening each day at 8 am.

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