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Friday, January 12, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 12, 2007

NEW
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Monday, January 15, 2007 - School Closed
- Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
- Save the Date - Dean Herzog's Inauguration - March 24, 2007


NEXT WEEK
- An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
- New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
- Current Exhibits in the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center

REVIEW
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
- From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
- Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
- Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Leadership Responses to Difficult Behavior
- Lenten Retreat - March 11-13, 2007


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Monday, January 15, 2007 - School Closed
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The school offices and Franklin Trask Library will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2007 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
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February 13, 2007
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Peck Conference Room

Rev. Delle McCormick Executive Director of BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona will explore the issues and root causes of immigration and introduce a holistic practice of engaging these issues and living in solidarity with our Latin American neighbors.

Rev. Delle McCormick, is a UCC minister, formerly pastor in Rhode Island and now Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona. BorderLinks is a bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border focusing on the issues of global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence. Rev.
McCormick has spent many years living and working in Chipas, Mexico and Curnevaca, Mexico. This evening will be a very informative and helpful presentation on how we can deal with immigration issues faithfully within the context of our congregations.

Professors Matthew Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern are taking a group of students on a Borderlinks trip to the border of Nogales Mexico and Arizona at the end of January.

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Save the Date - Dean Herzog's Inauguration - March 24, 2007
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March 24, 2007
2:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church in Newton

The formal ceremony in recognition of William R. Herzog II as Dean of the Faculty of Andover Newton will take place at First Baptist Church in Newton, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. All are invited!

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An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Peck room

An evening with Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ

Join us for a presentation by and conversation with Rev. Thomas, on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, from 7:15 - 9:00 p.m., in the Peck Room (Worcester Hall). John will speak with us about what is "current" in the UCC: the "Still Speaking" identity campaign; plans for the upcoming General Synod in Hartford, CT (June, 2007); etc., and answer questions. The public is warmly welcome. Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:15 p.m.

For information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

Directions to the campus are available on the website, at:

www.ants.edu.

Free parking on campus is available.

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New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
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January 18, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peck Room

New England Women Ministers Association will be holding their Annual Winter Forum and Luncheon at Andover Newton on January 18, 2007 from 10-2 in the George Peck Conference Room. The theme of this year's forum is Living into Shalom.

Registration is open to all women clergy, religious educators and seminarians

Cost: Fee includes luncheon

Luncheon $25
Students $5

email liz@significant.com or call 508-450-0431 for more information

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Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
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A Workshop for Clergy and Worship Committees
who haven't given up hope*

January 20, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Meeting House
$35 registration fee includes lunch

Leader: Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. Stackhouse

Are you looking for a way to recharge the energy, meaning, and spirit of your worship services? Are you working with limited resources and a slightly more "traditional" worship framework? In this Saturday workshop, worship leader Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse explores words and silence, sacraments, space and media, music and the arts, and forgotten liturgical traditions to delve into various aspects of worship and how they might be revitalized from within our traditions.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/012007stackhouse.htm

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WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
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Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesdays Jan 9, 16, 23 (and maybe 30). Please feel free to drop in--or make an appointment. If you won't be on campus, but we've already met, feel free to email me with questions about a draft you're working on.

In February, I plan to be on campus on Tuesdays 10 to 3, and either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. I'll be setting up another writing group (or 2)--email me for details.

Once again, I'm happy to work with any ANTS student, on any issue. If you made a resolution about writing better (or enjoying it more!) now's the time to take action!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
Tutor@ants.edu, Worcester 302

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Current Exhibits in the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center
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(Third Floor Sturtevant)

Art Night of the Soul: Cycles of Depression and Hope
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An Exhibit of Current and Retrospective Views of Despair, Depression
and Dark Nights of the Soul
created by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Mandala Meditations
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A collection of mandalas done by various Andover Newton artists
(Mandalas are round works of art used as a meditative focus either in their creation or contemplation)

You are invited to view these unique expressions of visual art done with a healing intent.
Drop in to view the exhibits at any time.

For questions or guided tour, contact Joy Honen (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com).
FHS Center office hours: Tuesdays 2-4 pm

The Visual Arts Ministry is sponsored by the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Program.
Faculty director, Brita Gill-Austern


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"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
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OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON ANNOUNCES:
The 2007 Crawford Lecture

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History."

By William R. Herzog II
Academic Dean, Andover Newton Theological School
At Old South Church in Boston
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm.

Old South Church in Boston presents the 2007 Crawford Lecturer: William R. Herzog II, Member of Red Sox Nation & author of The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, speaking on "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." The Crawford Lecture will take place in the main sanctuary of Old South Church on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. The lecture occurs on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birthday.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/013107herzog.htm


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>From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
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Friday, February 9, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Meeting House
Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton

In this hands on workshop, we will examine the great scriptural passages, hymns, and spiritual songs of Lent, all with an eye toward renewing Lenten worship life in the church today. Participants will deepen their theological understanding of the Lenten season, explore new worship and musical ideas and resources, and leave the workshop with a personalized preaching and music schedule from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Perfect for clergy, music directors, and lay leaders of all ages. Come ready to sing (or just to listen), and to clarify how this year's season of Lent can renew our life together.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020907boulton.htm

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Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
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Revival of our Spirit, Revival of our Baptist Principles
February 16-17, 2007
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass.

This is a gathering of progressive Baptists from around the country, ready to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We are gathering to say that we are Christian, we are Baptist, and we believe our Baptist Principles are foundational to our understanding and sharing of the Gospel. We are gathering to say that we can be both progressive and evangelical!

Please RSVP to Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell at 508-872-1176
or email fbcframingham@verizon.net by January 31st
with your name, email and phone number.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/021607revive.htm


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Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Leadership Responses to Difficult Behavior
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LEARN Empowerment Seminar
Instructor: Dr. Arthur Paul Boers
Dates: April 16 - May 11
Registration Deadline: April 6

If you've ever encountered difficult behavior in your congregation, this online LEARN Seminar is for you! ;-)

Church leaders inevitably face intense conflicts rooted in complicated relational, behavioral, familial and social dynamics. In this seminar we reflect on our vulnerabilities and discover the shape of responsible and faithful leadership. We investigate: how family systems understanding promotes non-anxiousness, developing self-awareness and self-understanding, current countercultural challenges in such conflicts, and spiritual resources for dealing with these challenges. We grow empowered as leaders and agents rather than victims.

Rev. Dr. Arthur Paul Boers is author of Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Responses to Difficult Behavior (Alban, 1999). He is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart Indiana. An ordained Mennonite minister and Benedictine oblate, he served for over sixteen years as a pastor in rural, urban, and church-planting settings in the USA and Canada. He is also a Benedictine Oblate.

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Lenten Retreat - March 11-13, 2007
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"INTO ANOTHER INTENSITY"
A Lenten Retreat of Poetry and Prayer

with Professor Mark S. Burrows
at Glastonbury Abbey
11 - 13 March 2007

Lent: a tender season when we chart the depths of Spirit in our lives, renew our sense of proportion, attend to the "space" of the heart, and reflect on the fragile and precious beauty that is ours.

This retreat of poetry and prayer focuses on one the great poems of the 20th century, "East Coker" from T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets. It will structure our gathering as we read and reflect upon the poem and hear in it Eliot's call to "arrive where you are, to get from where you are not" (here citing St. John of the Cross). No prior knowledge of or experience with Eliot's poetry is expected.

Meditative in tone, the retreat will blend talks on the poem, conversation with other retreatants, and time and space for one's own reflection.

This two-day retreat begins on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., at the guesthouse of Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, MA. It concludes on Tuesday, after lunch. All retreatants have private rooms (shared baths); the cost ($175) includes all meals.

Space is limited to sixteen.

To register and reserve a space, please contact:
Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228; or jshaw2@ants.edu


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