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Friday, December 15, 2006

ANTS Student E-News December 15, 2006 - EVENTS BOARD

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- Come to the mountains For Summer CPE!!!
- Connections - The Christian Educators Newsletter - Massachusetts Conference, UCC
- Casa de Los Amigos Seeks Volunteers
- Save the Date: Rally for Equality - January 2, 2007
- Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter - January 17, 2007
- John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming February 9 & 10, 2007
- New Jobs on the Web Site

Come to the mountains For Summer CPE!!!
Let the wind fly in your hair as you learn the art of pastoral care
At Samaritan Counseling & Education Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado!!!

June 4, 2007 - August 7, 2007

Join others from around the country to participate in a 10 week Intensive Association of Clinical Pastoral Education CPE program offered through the Samaritan Counseling & Education Center. We have clinical placements in churches, institutions and agencies. Seminars will be held on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings. Equine Facilitated Learning will be offered at the Boulder Meadows Ranch, which is in the mountains. No previous equine experience is necessary - 95% of the horse work takes place on the ground Thirty hours per week will be spent in your clinical placement.

Call or write for details:
Rev. Bill Pounds

Connections - The Christian Educators Newsletter - Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Read Connections, the Newsletter for Christian Educators, to learn about resources and upcoming events, such as:

Education for Effective Youth Ministry-Jan. 2007
Register in 2006--Pay in 2007 !!
More information:

The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator with Caroline and John Westerhoff
Feb. 9-10, 2007
More information:

Casa de Los Amigos Seeks Volunteers

Live in Mexico…
Build Community…
Work for Peace.

The Casa de Los Amigos is a Center for Peace and International Understanding in Mexico City. The Casa was founded by Quakers in 1956 and has a rich history of peace and service projects. Through its hospitality program and guest house, the Casa offers lodging and a community space for individuals and groups involved in service projects and peace and justice movements. The Casa is currently developing new program work in the area of nonviolence and conflict transformation, and exploring projects in migration and economic justice.

The Casa depends on the service of volunteers to carry out its programs and build a community of service and friendship. Volunteers work between three months and one year, depending upon availability, and receive simple lodging and access to the services and facilities of the Casa (wireless internet, laundry machine, kitchen, etc), as well as a rewarding experience of service and community in Mexico. All staff and volunteers should share a commitment to basic Quaker values (peace, justice, community, integrity, and simplicity) and a desire to work with others in a diverse community. The Casa is a multicultural environment and bilingual organization. The ability to communicate in Spanish is required. Candidates from Mexico and Latin America are particularly encouraged to apply.

Casa Volunteers
Do you enjoy nurturing community and welcoming the stranger? Are you driven by a desire for justice and a commitment to peace? The Casa is seeking volunteers to work in our hospitality, peace, and service programs. Responsibilities include working in the reception of our guest house, organizing events and activities, developing the Casa's Peace and Service Resource Center, research and writing, supporting and working with partner organizations in Mexico, participating in service days, and assisting in fundraising and outreach. Candidates should be committed to nurturing an environment of friendship and community, working in a team, and living in community. Volunteers serve for 3-12 months. Ability to communicate in Spanish is required. Positions open in 2007 with flexible start dates.

The Casa is also seeking…

Information Technology Volunteer
Would you like to help a small organization build its information technology capacities? We are seeking a volunteer to help revamp our website and improve our information systems. Candidates should have experience in web design and/or website construction and information technology. The Information Technology Volunteer can live in the Casa or work from outside of Mexico. This position is open immediately.

Other volunteer opportunities with the Casa may be available. Let us know what skills you have that you would like to contribute to this community. Quakers interested in serving as Friends in Residence in the Casa for 3-12 months under the joint care of the Mexico City Monthly Meeting are also encouraged to inquire. For more information on any of these positions and to receive an application form please contact or visit


Save the Date: Rally for Equality - January 2, 2007
Led by Governor Mitt Romney, opponents of equality are pressuring legislators to put marriage equality up for a popular vote. Legislators who voted to uphold marriage equality by voting to recess the November 9 Constitutional Convention are now being attacked by extremists who want to take away marriage rights.

It now appears increasingly likely that there will be a vote on marriage equality when the Constitutional Convention reconvenes on January 2.
Please call your legislators today. They need to hear from supporters of equality.

Join us at the Statehouse on January 2nd as we ask legislators to stop the discriminatory ballot intiative.

Rally for Equality
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
7:30 AM - all day

The Religious Coalition For the Freedom to Marry
11 Beacon St., Suite 1125
Boston | MA | 02108

Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter - January 17, 2007
open to clergy and lay leaders

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.
More info:

John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming February 9 & 10, 2007
Register today!

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 info:

New Jobs on the Web Site
Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student Quick Links in the right column.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand