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Friday, January 12, 2007

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

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Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue - March 16-24
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Author and activist Bill McKibben invites you to join the Interfaith
Walk for Climate Rescue, Northampton to Boston, March 16-24, 2007.

You can walk for an hour, an afternoon, a weekend, or the whole
nine days. You can walk as an individual, a family, or a team
from your community, school, or congregation. You can be of any
faith or none.

We'll call for swift, bold, and comprehensive political action
to address global warming. By the time we get to Boston on
Saturday March 24, we expect the largest global warming
demonstration in the history of the United States.

To learn more, walk, help, donate, or organize a team, please visit

http://www.climatewalk.org/


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Spiritual Gifts Workshop - January 20, 2007
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The American baptist Churches of Massachusetts is sponsoring a Spiritual Gifts Workshop on Saturday, January 20th at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, Massachusetts from 9:30 a.m. to 4: pm. Cost $25 includes lunch and workbook. Come and spend a day SHAPING your ministry for Christ. Further details and registration information is available at www.tabcomvolunteers.org.

Diane L. Badger
Director of Volunteer Ministry
The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
badger@tabcom.org or diane.badger@comcast.net
phone 508-339-8625
cell 508-369-6291


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Events from the Massachusetts Conference, UCC
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Read the Pastoral Excellence Program Newsletter
http://www.macucc.org/pep/index.htm

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Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter - January 17, 2007
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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: http://www.macucc.org/pep/UpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm#creative


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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator - February 9 & 10, 2007
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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator
with John and Caroline Westerhoff

Register today!

Please register by January 15th.

Between January 15 and 31, add $10 for a late
fee.

This event will take place at...
Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
February 9th and 10th, 2007
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Register now for this wonderful event which features two of the leading minds in the fields of Christian formation and education and lay leadership within the church.

This event is open to all...we encourage you to come as a team from your local church setting and include the pastor/s, Christian Education professional, and lay leaders (members of the CE Board, Deacons, or others).

More info: http://www.macucc.org/pep/UpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm#Westerhoff


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Addressing Violence In, Among & Around Us: Moving to Compassion - January 19
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with Michael Crosby, OFM Cap.
Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm - Sunday, January 21, 1 pm
$275 pp double room/central bath/$175 Commuter Rate

It has been said that violence is the ocean in which we swim. When we realize that the heart of all violence and abuse is the need to control, we discover that violence is not just "out there" but in and among us as well. This very practical workshop will help us see that power is at the heart of all violence as well as nonviolence, control as well as care, indifference as well as compassion. In the process, we will discuss how God and religion fit into the schema, our understanding of original sin and how we can cultivate communities of compassion.

Michael Crosby, OFM Cap., belongs to the Midwest Province of the Capuchin Franciscans. He is an award-winning author of 16 books, including: Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Challenge for First World Christians, and House of Disciples: Economics and Justice in Matthew. His effort to promote justice in institutional Catholicism is expressed in The Dysfunctional Church: Addiction and Codependency in the Family of Catholicism. He has authored books and lectures on the topic of corporate social responsibility, and advises investors concerned about using their monies to promote social change. He offers retreats, workshops and talks in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

For information or to register*
call guest services at Mercy Center 203-245-0401
or visit our website www.mercybythesea.org

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New England Association of United Church Educators - May 8-10, 2007
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Save the date: NEAUCE at Craigville
May 8-10, 2007

Catch the Faith---Pass it On with Keynote Speakers and Worship Leaders from The Youth and Family Institute. More information to come but now is the time to mark your calendar.

For more information:
http://www.auce-educators.org/AUCE%20HomePage/New%20England.html


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New Jobs on the Web Site
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Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html


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
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