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Thursday, November 09, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 7, 2006

In this message:


- UU Worship This Week
- Compline Worship Service: TONIGHT
- Orphaned Coffee Mugs


- SA Meeting November 7, 2006 CANCELLED, Old Email Being Deleted
- Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
- Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
- Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9

UU Worship This Week

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our Unitarian Universalist worship this coming Thursday (November 9) will take place in the Meetinghouse at 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome. This service will be led by the Rev. David Johnson, on the theme of Hymns and Ministry. Rev. Johnson serves as interim minister at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, and as advisor to the UU students at Andover Newton. Come reap the benefits of his experience and his knowledge of UU history and hymnody. And invite your friends!

The UU Worship schedule is available on the ANTS website at

The worship coordinators welcome your feedback and suggestions
regarding these Thursday services. If you'd like to lead worship
this coming semester, please let us know. Also, we will appreciate
your recommendations for speakers from the faculty and from the
greater UU community.

The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (
Marilyn Richards (

Worship Service: TONIGHT

Please join Professor Burrows and friends this evening for Compline. We will gather in the Meeting House and begin at 9:05PM.
All are welcome to come to chant the psalms and end this day with peaceful reflection.

Orphaned Coffee Mugs

I have a growing collection (now 2) of orphaned thermal coffee mugs - one (brushed stainless steel & black plastic) was left in my office at the end of last week; the second (red & black plastic, OXO by name) I found this afternoon on the Quad.
They're quiet at the moment, but if I end up having to wash their mouths out with soap I may consider them mine...

David Ames


SA Meeting November 7, 2006 CANCELLED

Some additional work is needed on the SA budget and a few other things. We are cancelling the SA Meeting for Tuesday, November 7th, because of this.

Also, The old SA Exec Yahoo email is being deleted on December 1, 2006. Please do not send anything to the email. Please use the or email addresses instead.

Thank you,
Len Hayward
SA President

Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th

Members of the Peace Fellowship at ANTS are inviting you to participate in a Fast as a communal act of conscience against all forms of violence in our world today.

Please consider whether or not you would be interested in acting with us, whether it be for two hours or twenty-four hours, all are welcome.

Whether or not you are participating, we will be gathering at the Peace Pole on the ANTS Quad on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and ending at 6:00pm on Wednesday at the Peace Pole.

We invite all members of the ANTS community the opportunity to hold in prayer those participating in the Fast as well as the opportunity to offer up prayers, as you feel led, so that we may help bring peace and justice to our suffering world as one community. If you so desire, please fill out and tear off a prayer slip(s) (attached) and bring them to the start of the Fast on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at the Peace Pole. These Prayer Requests will then be distributed to the participants of the Fast so that they may pray over them and lift them up to the Lord during our time of self-sacrifice.

Matt 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
Come find out about AAPC

(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)

Thursday, November 9, 2006, noon – 2:00 p.m.

The Greene Room, Dabney Hall

Bring a bag lunch

For more info, contact the Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert

603-224-1162, or

Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
October 2006-January 2007
in the Meetinghouse

New Paintings from Recent
Artists-in-Residence at Andover Newton

Douglas Purnell
“Singing the Silences”


Wesley Campbell
“Grief 2006”

The paintings shown in this exhibit are recent acquisitions of Andover Newton Theological School, the new work of visiting artists Douglas Purnell and Wesley Campbell. In style and form, these painters from “down under” approach their medium from widely differing points of view. More information will be available soon on the Web site.

Winterim Commuter Housing

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
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 ANTS.

- 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 identity.
- 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 files.

-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

Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

All events take place in the Meetinghouse at Andover Newton Theological School.

Are you graduating from seminary this year? Have you already graduated and are beginning the search process? Come to these upcoming events to find out how to enter the search process, meet with search committees, start your benefits, and enter a congregation!

Though everyone is welcome, these events are designed particularly for graduating seminarians who plan to search for a call as a pastor in a United Church of Christ congregation.

Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile
November 9, 2006
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- The In Care Process and the Search Process
- Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview
- Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match
February 8, 2007 (snow date Feb. 15)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
- Reading a Church Profile
- Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future: UCC Benefits and the Pastoral Call Agreement
March 15, 2007
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement
- UCC Health and Pension Benefits
- Continuing Education and Ongoing Pastoral Formation
Leaders: representative from The Pension Boards, UCC

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration to attend all four events is $60. Registration for a single event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments). Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due ($60 for all 4 programs or $20 per session), made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand