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Thursday, November 16, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 16, 2006

In this message:


- Registrar's office closed During Fall Break
- Library Hours During Fall Break
- Bookstore Fall Break Hours
- Shoebox Ministry Progress Report
- Spiritual Audacity and Social Justice - Abraham Joshua Heschel - Sunday, Dec. 10
- Collaborative Course on Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Weight Watchers - Please Respond
- Winter Course Closed


- Writing Tutor at ANTS
- Earn Money for the Holidays and Help Gabe Fackre!
- Spring Course Update
- Town Meeting Hall with the President Carter, Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
- FREE Books at the Bookstore!
- Correction to Winterim Course
- Bookstore hours during fall break
- Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
- ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
- Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
- Student Loan Information Sessions
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! -Nov. 1-30

Registrar's office closed During Fall Break

The Registrar's office will be closed from November 17-24.

Library Hours During Fall Break

During break week, Library hours are:
Monday-Wednesday, Nov 20-22 open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov 23-24 - closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Saturday, Nov 25 - open 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Bookstore Fall Break Hours
The Bookstore will be open Monday and Tuesday regular hours 10 am-6 pm. Wednesday, November 22, the store will open from 10 am-1 pm.

Shoebox Ministry Progress Report

We are midway through November and so far we have 6 shoeboxes in hand and 50 promised boxes on the way. Thank you to all who have contributed thus far. As we head into December the Baptist Fellowship would like to remind you that shoeboxes can be dropped off on Wednesday at All School Chapel and also anytime during the week in Nancy Nienhuis' office. We would like to thank all of the professors, staff, and students who are supporting us in our efforts with this Ministry. We look forward to receiving your boxes and we hope you will make this a part of your Thanksgiving rituals this year.

Peace and Blessings,

ANTS Baptist Fellowship

Spiritual Audacity and Social Justice - Abraham Joshua Heschel - Sunday, Dec. 10
Sunday, Dcember 10
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, December 10, on the Hebrew College and Boston College campuses for a special half-day program (3:00 - 9:00 p.m.) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Spiritual Audacity and Social Justice
Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Centennial Celebration

Featured speakers:
Arthur Green
Susannah Heschel
David Starr
Cornel West

One of the most influential religious leaders of the 20th century, Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a powerful voice for spiritual renewal and social change, heeded by both Jews and Christians.

To celebrate the centennial of Heschel's birth, Andover Newton Theological School, the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, the Boston Theological Institute and Hebrew College are co-sponsoring this event, which will convene some of today*s foremost thinkers to explore the man and his urgent message.

For full details, schedule and to register, go to
Register by December 6, 2006
50% discount for matriculated students

Collaborative Course on Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.
This spring, a collaborative course taught by Or Rose from Hebrew College and Kirk Jones from Andover Newton will continue the study of Spirituality and Social Justice.

Spirituality & Social Justice: Martin Luther King, Jr. & Abraham Joshua Heschel
Or Rose and Kirk Jones

Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel were two of the most significant religious leaders of the twentieth century. While these men came from very different backgrounds--Heschel from Eastern Europe and King from the American South--they worked closely together on a number of social justice issues throughout the 1960's. In this course we will examine critically the lives & writings of Heschel and King, exploring areas of commonality and difference. How did these men read the sacred texts of their traditions? Who were their teachers and spiritual guides? Where do Heschel and King fit within the history of American religion? What are the legacies of these extraordinary figures in their respective communities and beyond?
Spring semester, Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Course schedules:

Weight Watchers - Please Respond
If you plan to attend Weight Watchers after reviewing all the recent information,
please contact Mary McKearney at:

Mary McKearney
617-964-1100 ext. 285

We need a firm commitment and your preference for suggested meeting times.

We are thinking that Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 11:30 -2:30. Meetings run for 45 min. Feeling thinner already!

Winter Course Closed
PSYF 709/809W The Transformative Power of Ritual is closed.


Writing Tutor at ANTS

Yes, folks, Andover Newton has a writing tutor!

I'm Helen Snively at
Find me in Worcester 302 (617 964-1100 x 282)

I*m on campus every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me. If I don't respond in 2-3 days, try I can work with you by email, but let*s meet in person first.

I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a *writing problem.* I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. We can meet once, or now and then, or in a weekly group-whatever works for you.

So come see me-and encourage your friends!


Earn Money for the Holidays and Help Gabe Fackre!
Gabriel Fackre, Abbot Professor of Christian Theology Emeritus, and spouse, the Rev. Dorothy Fackre, send out a Theology and Culture Newsletter every Advent to friends and former students (3200 on the list). They are updating it, but need the current addresses of about 100 Andover Newton students that are available from the ANTS alum lists. They will pay at $10 an hour any student who can take the time to chase down these addresses from the current School alumni/alumnae directory. If interested, please contact Kerri Saucier at as soon as possible.

Spring Course Update

HIST 769 [HIST/WOTA769/869] Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Rilke & Augustine : Limit:12
Permission for Instructor Required. Please contact Prof. Burrows at

Town Meeting Hall with the President Carter, Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis

President Nick Carter, Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, November 29th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Nick, Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your dinner and join us!

Any questions about the meeting, please contact the SA Exec (

FREE Books at the Bookstore!
Free books at bookstore! Several hundred dollars worth of books were damaged by a water leak in the bookstore. Now dried out, they are yours for the taking. Stop by at the bookstore and check out the black metal bookcase of books.

Correction to Winterim Course
Please note that OLDT 657W, Exegesis: Proverbs, to be taught by Prof.

Fontaine, has had incorrect dates listed on the website. The correct

dates are: January 2 - 5 and January 16 - 19.

Thank you,

David Ames
Assistant to the Dean

Bookstore hours during fall break
The Bookstore will be open the following hours during fall break:

Monday, November 20, 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, November 21, 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, November 22, 10 am - 1 pm

Closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.

Look for early arriving winterim books the week following break. Not

all lists are in, so not all books will be immediately available.

Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
Is developing creative plans for lenten worship a yearly challenge for

you? Is it difficult to keep coming up with creative ideas? Why not do

your planning with others this year? ANTS is offering an on-line

seminar in which you can do that with the guidance from a well-known

author and workshop leader. Check out this and other LEARN seminars at

ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
Tuesday, December 5th
5:00 PM

You are cordially invited by the Student Associaton to the Annual ANTS

Community Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM in Upper

Noyes. This invitation is for all students, residents, faculty,

administration, staff, family and friends are invited. Please note that

the Dining Hall will be closed for dinner.

If you will be joining us, please RSVP by November 27th with how many

will be coming; include yourself in the count along with your family

and friends. We want to be sure we have enough for everyone. Please

RSVP by email to

We hope you will join us for this holiday celebration.

Contact: SA Exec

Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
If you are planning to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday,

please join us for a time of food and fellowship at a Thanksgiving

potluck supper on Thursday, November 23th at 6pm in the Peck Room. This

event is open to students, family, friends, staff, faculty, etc*..

Please RSVP by Mon. November 21st so we know how big a turkey to get!


Student Loan Information Sessions

Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the

sessions in order to receive a spring loan payment.

Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov.

Be a YouTube star! And win a free course at ANTS...

The United church of Christ is looking for home-made clips to celebrate

the UCC at 50. These videos will be shared on YouTube.

The most entertaining video entries will be included in a web-cast on

November 5 (we've missed the deadline for this early web-cast), and

shown at the General Synod in Hartford, CT next June.

Andover Newton wants to get in on the fun, so we are asking for entries

from ANTS community members.

- The winning entry will become the "official" Andover Newton video

clip for the UCC 50th Anniversary Celebration AND win a free course at


- The winning entry and runners-up will be displayed on the Andover

Newton web site.

Instructions from the UCC:

The videos can be anything, really, as long as they are fun or

meaningful to watch. Ideas might include:

- Silly take-off on a moment in UCC history or a joke about UCC

- Unique, innovative rendition of "This Little Light of Mine," playing

on the 50th's "Let it Shine" theme.
- New take on UCC's commercials.
- Animation or claymation.
- A monologue by a "really interesting character" in your school.
- A presentation of what makes your school so special.
- Use your imagination!

Contest Rules:

-Save your videos as either QuickTime .MOV, Windows .AVI, or .MPG


-Please create your video at a MINIMUM resolution of 320x240 pixels or

the video will be very pixilated on youtube (which displays at 425x350)

-ALSO: There is a production length stipulation -- 30 to 60 seconds

MAXIMUM. A lot can be conveyed in a brief time period.

Contest Dates: November 1 - November 30. All entries must be received

by Monday, November 30 at Noon. The winner will be announced on

December 15.

Submission: Submit your video file to Karen Brockney in Dabney 16. You

can submit the file on CD or provide a Web link to a downloadable file.

Tune in to see what others are doing with their videos!

UCC 50th Anniversary Kick-Off
Live Web Streaming Event
All Saints Sunday, November 5
6 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (CT) 4 p.m. (MT), 3 p.m. (PT) 1 p.m. (Hawaii)

Questions? Call Karen Brockney at 617-964-1100 ext. 225 or send mail to

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand