Andover Newton Theological School

  1. Home

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday October 10, 2006

In this message:


- New Course Offered for Spring 2007
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
- National Coming Out Week Events
- Peace Fellowship Meeting & Peace Vigil
- Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
- WRAP Meeting


- Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
- ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
- SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
- Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project

New Course Offered for Spring 2007
PSYC 729/829S
Pastoral Psychotherapy with Couples
Dr. Tigert
Th. 9-11:50
(Prerequisites: PSYP 607, PSYP 611, or permission of the instructor)

The present social/religious/psychological constructions and conflicts concerning marriage and family require a level of proficiency in skills and articulate insight on the part of religious leaders. The focus of this course centers upon the psychology and theology of couple relationships within this context. We will study theological understandings of sexuality, marriage, coupling, and relationship that inform pastoral and therapeutic interventions. Participants will learn psychological coupling theory, diagnoses of couple dynamics, and models of clinical treatment. We will study critical events and crises in the lives of couples (divorce/mental illness/ sexual identity/blended families/etc), and effective response on the part of the pastor, faith community, and pastoral psychotherapist. Finally, we will look at our own histories of family/sexuality/relationships and how they inform our work as professionals.

Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE

Monday, OCTOBER 23rd
Jonathan Frerichs
World Council of Churches
AmbassadorฏMiddle East for15 years
Informal Discussion on Peace
Noon to 1:00pm
Discussion on Middle East Conflict
Meeting House
1:00pm -2:00pm
Come join other seminarians for PEACE as our prayers
come to fruition through our efforts of conscience;
marches, vigils, US flag washings and fasts; All in the name
of bearing witness to today’s atrocities.

National Coming Out Week Events

National Coming Out Week Events were planned by
GLANTS* (*gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer,
questioning people
at ANTS and their allies)
to promote awareness and offer support for the gay,
lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender community on

Wednesday, October 11: Community Worship in Colby
Chapel, 1pm, with Lella Baker (ANTS graduate)
preaching .

Wednesday, October 11: Labyrinth Walk
in the Meetinghouse, 6:30-9:30pm

Thursday, October 12: Unitarian Universalist Worship
in the Meetinghouse, 1pm, Darrick Jackson and Joanne
Giannino preaching on Coming Out Week.

Thursday, October 12: Art Night in the Meetinghouse,
7-10pm. God’s Eyes and rainbow fingerpaints!

Saturday, October 14: Pot Luck Supper in Sturtevant,
6:30. Bring your favorite dish to share and your own
plates and utensils.

Questions? Contact Erica at

Peace Fellowship Meeting

ANTS – Hungering for Peace

Peace Fellowship

Tuesday, October 10th

5:00pm – 6:pm

Small Dining Room


ANTS – Hungering for Peace
Weekly Peace Vigil

This is the start of a persistent, weekly Peace Vigil here at ANTS. It will be held on the quadrangle from Noon until 12:50pm every Wednesday before Chapel.
All students, factulty members, staff and families are encouraged to stand as a witness to PEACE at a time of violence both in our society and globally.
Please bring signs, songs and smiles.

Contact: Eric Wasileski

Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training

12-14 October 2006
The Forgiveness Training sessions have three goals:

1. Promote personal transformation through cognitive, emotional, behavioral and spiritual engagement

2. Provide specific resources and tools to:
a) Give individuals emotional control over feelings of anger and hatred
b) Manage conflict with others
c) Build capability for peace at the individual, neighborhood and community levels

3. Strengthen institutional mediators in the community by training people in the theory, tools and methodologies of forgiveness and reconciliation, who in turn become qualified to train others

• Details!
• RSVP by phone at 617.527.4880 x3

Location: Andover Newton Theological School

Thursday, Oct. 12 (6-9pm)
Friday, Oct. 13 (8:30am-5pm)
Saturday, Oct. 14 (8:30am-5pm)

WRAP Meeting
8 AM
Dining Hall

weekly meeting

Contact: Cass Poulos; Christina Findlay

We have weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 8am in the dining hall. We will be finalizing the community worship service for 10-18.


CPE Fair - October 11, 2006 LOCATION CHANGE
October 11, 2006

Due to the painting going on in Upper Noyes, the location of the CPE Fair has been changed.
The CPE Fair will be held in the Meeting House on the morning of October 11th.


Sharon (Thornton)

Bookstore Announcement - Text Books

Beginning the week of October 10 the bookstore will return to publishers unsold excess textbooks (those books that exceed the size of each class's enrollment). Once that is done, multiple copies of unsold texts will be returned as publishers' return guidelines allow. The bookstore leaves at least 1 copy of each text on hand in the bookstore. Please make sure you have the texts you need to complete your coursework for the semester. If you are working under budget constraints, please contact the bookstore manager, Joyce Simon, to make arrangements for your textbooks.

ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Dining Hall
Bring your lunch and join us at a table in the dining hall.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us as we share and learn about opportunities in Partakers, the College Behind Bars Program, and other areas of prison ministry. Upcoming events will also be discussed. Come and find out more.

Contact: Beth Richeson

SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th

In addition to the SA Exec office hours during the week, the SA T-shirts can also be picked up right after Chapel (2:00 PM) on Wednesday, Oct 11th. Len Hayward will be at the SA office for about 15 minutes. If you can't make any of these times, please email Len Hayward ( to make an appointment.

SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (

Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 10th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

God'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


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

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand