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Monday, October 02, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday October 2, 2006

In this message:


- Last Chance for the SA Bicentennial T-Shirt
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- ANTS Alumni/ae Event
- UU Worship Update
- SA Meeting Agenda Online
- GLANTS Meetings


- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton
- Andover Newton in the News: New blood brings Quincy church back from brink
- Food Bank
- Student Association Elections
- Classifieds Bulletin Board Now Available!
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - LOCATION CHANGE
- Theologians Under Hitler
- CPE Fair

Last Chance for the SA Bicentennial T-Shirt

Students, Faculty and Staff!

Please come get your SA Bicentennial T-Shirt before Saturday October 14th. After this, we will allow folks to get a second t-shirt. Your size and sleeve-length preference may disappear.

Come to the SA Office in Sturtevant Lounge during the office hour of one of the SA Officers. If you can't make an office hour, please email Len Hayward ( to make an appointment.

Office Hours:
Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursdays 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gid's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to, or

ANTS Alumni/ae Event

The Alumni/ae Association of Andover Newton Theological School and the Greenville Baptist Church cordially invite you to attend a Leadership Circle with President Nick Carter and members of the Administration and Trustees on Thursday, October 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike, Greenville, Rhode Island. All ANTS alums are encouraged to attend; non-ANTS alums are also welcome. Please RSVP, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to the Greenville Baptist Church (401) 949-1134. Light refreshments will be served.

UU Worship Update

Dear friends and colleagues,

Here's the current schedule for the weekly Unitarian Universalist
worship, Thursdays at 1:00 in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is welcome!
This coming week's worship service will be on the theme of
Acceptance. We hope that you will attend this service, and the ones
that follow, and invite your friends.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and your recommendations
for speakers this coming semester.

The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (
Marilyn Richards (

SA Meeting Agenda Online

The agenda for the SA Meeting on October 2nd has been posted in the Student Association group on ANTS Connect. Among the agenda items are the SA Elections, a request for a new Fellowship, "Seminarians for Choice", upcoming Student Life events and the formation of an SA Constitution Revision committee.

The SA Meeting will be held on October 2nd, 5:00 PM in the Dining Hall.

GLANTS Meetings

12 to 1

Join us for GLANTS meetings this semester on Wednesdays at 12 in the Lower Studios of the Meetinghouse. Bring your lunch and enjoy the company.

Contact: Erica Baron


On Tuesday morning, October 3, The Feeney Brothers will begin tearing up the road in front of Sturtevant, Noyes etc to run the gas line down to the new Wilson Chapel. There will be no parking on that side of the Quad, and traffic should detour around the back of the buildings. They anticipate this work should take about a week.

Building & Grounds



Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25


October 25, 2006

7:00 p.m.

Noyes Hall

On Wednesday evening October 25th, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) will host an historic dialogue between the national leaders of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the UCC and Rev. William Sinkford, President, of the UUA, will reflect on the historical affinities and divisions between their denominations, and then go on to explore current realities and future possibilities.

More information:


Andover Newton in the News: New blood brings Quincy church back from brink


Three years ago, Wollaston Congregational Church barely had a congregation. Down to just 25 members, it was on the brink of extinction. Today, thanks in part to a student preacher program it operates in conjunction with Andover Newton Theological School, the 130-year-old church has 75 members. Read article By Diana Schoberg in The Patriot Ledger QUINCY:


Food Bank



We have a small food bank in the student lounge in Studevant, just to the left as you come through the door. I encourage those who are able to make donations of non-parishables through out the year and for those in need to take whatever may help them. This is an important part of our commitment to each other and to keeping our community healthy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Amelia O'Dowd

Housing Coordinator

voice: 617-964-1100 x261

fax: 617-965-3528



Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates


Your Student Association will be holding elections to fill open offices for the remainder of the 2006-2007 academic year. The elections will be held from October 23rd-26th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

Executive Officers:

-Vice President


Elected Representatives:

-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: ElectionProcedures2006.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA President, Len Hayward, at These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, October 13th.

Any questions? Email Len Hayward (

Len Hayward

SA President and Chair of the Elections


Classifieds Bulletin Board Now Available!


Do you have something for sale like textbooks, bookshelves, desks, a car? Or something you are giving away for free? Or are you needing to get something?

At the request of the Student Association, a Classifieds Bulletin Board has been created on the Campus Life page of ANTS Connect. Any classified ad you post on the bulletin board will remain for 60 days. You can also edit or delete your ad at any time.




Friday, October 6

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Worcester 303

If you are an M.A. student you are invited to a luncheon meeting, please bring your own sack lunch, drinks will be provided in Worcester 303 from 12 to 1:30. This will be an opportunity to connect with other M.A. students, to ask any questions about the M.A. handbook and to share your interests and foci with one another. This is an optional meeting, but I hope you will try to be there.

Brita Gill-Austern


Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - LOCATION CHANGE


Monday, October 2 9pm in Stoddard Hall

Please note that Film and Television Fellowship Doctor Who night has been

moved to Stoddard Hall October 2nd and 9th

Join us for episode three of the award winning sci-fi series "Doctor Who."

This week the Doctor journeys back in time to 1869, where he joins forces

with Charles Dickens to defeat a gaseous creature raising the dead.

All are welcome!


Carol Hayward

Jason Bachand


Theologians Under Hitler - October 5


October 5, 2006

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Stoddard Hall

A New Documentary Film Based on the book by Robert P. Ericksen

A Special Viewing of this New Film

Followed by a Panel Discussion

Emanuel Hirsch, Gerhard Kittel and Paul Althaus were three of the most prominent Christian scholars in twentieth century Germany. They were also outspoken supporters of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. How did this happen? What relationship exists between their political choices and their scholarship? This provocative film asks questions that are of importance for every community of theological education.

Panel Members

Prof. Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School

Prof. Sharon Thornton, Andover Newton Theological School

Prof. Dick Pierard, Gordon College

Professor Rick Lints, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Moderator, Prof. Mark Heim, Andover Newton

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Society and The Boston Theological Institute


CPE Fair - October 11, 2006


OCtober 11, 2006

Noyes Hall

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October 11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around

11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.


Sharon (Thornton)

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand