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Monday, October 16, 2006



- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - MONDAY
- Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God"

- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Mandala Meditation Group - Tuesdays in October

- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship
- Walk The Labyrinth
- Trustees Meeting

- UU Worship - Thursdays, Sept. 28
- Thursday Art Night
- Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us


Yoga Monday Mornings
8:00 a.m. in the Peck Room

YOGA with Dana Moore, Kripalu Certified Instructor
MTS from Yale Divinity School
Every Monday 8 am in Peck Conference Room
FREE to all students, spouses, staff and faculty (mats available)
Sponsored by Faith Health and Spirituality

Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - MONDAY
Monday, October 16 9pm in Stoddard Hall

Please note that Film and Television Fellowship Doctor Who night has been
moved to Davis 201.

Join us for episode three of the award winning sci-fi series "Doctor Who."
This week London is under attack by a mysterious alien menace, secretly replacing the Prime Minister and House of Commons.

All are welcome!


Carol Hayward
Jason Bachand

Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God"

Monday, October 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

Douglas MeeksA Lecture by Professor M. Douglas Meeks
(Vanderbilt University Divinity School)

"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response"
How are Christians in the United States to live and interpret the gospel in the current political context? To what kind of witness "among the nations" does the gospel call us?

This event will explore the context of "empire" in a political and economic context shaped by the dominance of the US as the lone superpower, the pressures of globalization on the poor and developing nations, and the political realities of unilateral military actions and the current administration's disregard of international law and agreements governing civil and human rights (torture, detainment, etc.). The lecture probes how the churches might live in such a time, and what role our witness might be in the public arena.

Response by Dean William Herzog II (ANTS)

This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the United Church of Christ's Division of Wider Church Ministries and the UCC/UEK Working Group.

Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, October 17
1:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

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,

Mandala Meditation Group - Tuesdays in OCtober
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

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

Limited to 5 participants who can commit to being at all five sessions
Advance sign-up requested with Joy at

Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
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.

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, October 17
Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.

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

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling or

Trustees Meeting
Peck Room
3-6 pm

UU Worship - THursday, Oct. 19
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

Thursday Art Night - Oct. 19
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

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” artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to provide supplies)
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (

Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us

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.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand