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Friday, November 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News November 3, 2006 - EVENTS BOARD

In this message

- Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter
- SAVE THE DATE! January 25, 2007
- John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming SAVE THE DATE!
- "Voices of Men" Sexual assault Presentation - Nov. 17
- "TAKE BACK YOUR TIME" DAY
- Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker - November 5
- SOUL AT WORK: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS - Nov. 7 and 11

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Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter
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January 17, 2007

During this day colleagues - clergy and lay - will
gather to reflect on the texts of Lent and will explore
various ways in which to engage the congregation in
the themes of the Lenten season.For all the details - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=7nhujzbab.0.c74nbzbab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0212&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macucc.org%2Fpep%2FUpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm%23creative

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SAVE THE DATE! January 25, 2007
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a gathering of Senior and Associate Teams

Save the date of January 25, 2007 for an event for
multiple staff teams serving congregations in the
Massachusetts Conference, UCC. The event will
begin with registration at 9:30AM and continue until
3:00PM in Edwards House at the Framingham
Conference Center. The focus for this gathering
will be on building relationships of trust using
appreciative inquiry as an effective tool.

The Revs. Patricia Hayes and Larry Peers, will be
the facilitators for this gathering. Patricia is currently
serving as Senior Minister at Christ Congregational
Church in Brockton. Prior to her call
to Brockton, Patricia worked for six years as a
consultant for The Alban Institute, developing the
seminar “Building Healthy Staff Teams” based on her
work with staff teams around the country. She has
served in a variety of roles on staff teams, and looks
forward to mutual conversations on the topic.
Larry is currently the Associate for Pastoral
Development in
the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program and an
Alban Consultant.
Look for more info coming
soon!

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John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming SAVE THE DATE!
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February 9 and 10, 2007

Clergy and church educators come hear John and
Caroline Westerhoff! Join us for a welcoming
reception, booksigning and presentation on Friday
Feb. 9th as well as for a day of presentations and
small group work on Feb. 10th. The topics will
include: The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and
Educator, Living into Our Baptism, and The
Making of Christians: Formation, Education, and
Instruction.More details! - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=7nhujzbab.0.whpzpzbab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0212&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macucc.org%2Fpep%2FUpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm%23Westerhoff

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"Voices of Men" Sexual assault Presentation - Nov. 17
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"Voices of Men," an entertaining and informative multi-media play
that addresses sexual assault, date rape, dating violence, domestic
violence, sexual harassment and the objectification of women, will be
presented Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 pm at First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster
St. in Littleton, Mass. Admission $10 adults, $8 students/seniors in advance, $2more at the door.

Humor, celebrity impressions, and video clips illustrate these topics
in a light-hearted way that promote learning and understanding. The
show gently raises awareness of our cultural attitudes towards
violence against women.

We encourage educators and students to attend, and urge them to host
"Voices of Men" at an assembly at their school to bring the show to
young adults. Our goal is to raise awareness about how violence
against women is perpetuated, and to eradicate it through education.

Join us for an entertaining, informative and sobering reflection on
violence against women through popular films and the talents of an
actor/activist who has worked to end violence against women since
1991.

About the author/actor:
Ben Atherton-Zeman is a spokesperson for the National Organization for
Men Against Sexism and a speaker on violence prevention. He has
presented in 35 states, Canada, China and the Czech Republic. Since
1991, Ben has worked in preventative education for rape crisis
centers, domestic violence programs, and state coalitions. Visit
www.voicesofmen.org.

For more information and tickets, contact Susan Tordella,
978-846-2811, susan.tordella@gmail.com.

DIRECTIONS:
From I-495 North, take Exit 30 (Route 2A, Littleton/Ayer). Turn right
off the ramp onto Route 2A East and continue about 3/10 of a mile to
Rogers Street, then turn right. The church is right around the corner.
Parking is available on the street and in the town lot directly
opposite the church. The building is accessible to the handicapped.
Telephone number: (978) 486-3044

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"TAKE BACK YOUR TIME" DAY
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"Take Back Your Time" is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Council
of Churches and the national "Take Back Your Time Day" organization. The aim
of Take Back Your Time is to draw attention to imbalances in work and
leisure in American cultural life. It offers a special opportunity for MCC
congregations to engage in theological reflection and personal practice
relating to Sabbath observance.

The initiative asks one to choose four windows of time from October 24, Take
Back Your Time Day, to December 31, 2006 to:
-rest body and mind
-reflect on life's deeper meaning
-reconnect with family, friends, and community
-reclaim time
-revive energy for life
-renew your relationship with Jesus Christ
-recreate balance

The MCC has a bulletin insert available for churches and also
provides great resources on how to Take Back Your Time with your family and
spiritual life at www.masscouncilofchurches.org/docs/takebacktime.htm.

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Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker - November 5
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The International Faith and Science Exchange (InterFase)
cordially invites you to the
2006 Charles Townes Lecture Series on Science and Religion
"The Growing Alliance of Religion and Ecology"

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker
Visiting Scholar at Yale University
Founder and Coordinator - Forum on Religion and Ecology

Sunday Evening, November 5
7 p.m.
Harvard Divinity School
Andover Hall, Sperry Auditorium
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lecture free and open to the public.
Dinner with Dr. Tucker, 5:30 p.m. in the Brown Room, $40 ($20 students, free to BTI Certificate Students)
Dinner reservations by Oct. 30, please. RSVP to Frank Villa, labplans@comcast.net

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a visiting professor at Yale in the Institution for Social and Public Policy and a research associate at the
Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard. Among other books she is the author of Worldly
Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase. She and her husband John Grim organized a series of 10 conferences on World Religions and
Ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School They were the series editors for the 10 volumes
published from the series.

For additional information please consult www.religionandecology.org

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SOUL AT WORK: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS - Nov. 7 and 11
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Do you long to bring your soul to work? Does your organization (business,
healthcare facility, nonprofit) seem to have lost its soul? How can you
exercise spiritual leadership in your workplace and other organizations in
which you serve? Learn more about this topic when the author of Soul at
Work speaks on Tuesday, November 7th and/or attend her experiential seminar
on the following Saturday, November 11th. Dr. Margaret Benefiel is CEO of
ExecutiveSoul.com and adjunct professor at Andover Newton Theological
School.

Author¹s Talk - November 7th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $5 donation.
Seminar - November 11th, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: $80.

First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston

To register for the workshop email journeys@firstparishweston.org or call
781-893-7798.

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