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Friday, January 05, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 5, 2007 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- Candlelight Vigil - January 10
- Events from the Massachusetts Conference, UCC
- Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter - January 17, 2007
- The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator - February 9 & 10, 2007
- Addressing Violence In, Among & Around Us: Moving to Compassion - January 19
- New England Association of United Church Educators - May 8-10, 2007
- New Jobs on the Web Site

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Candlelight Vigil - January 10
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This message from the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry
(RCFM) is sent to you by the MA Conference ONA Task Force...

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
January 10

A Call to Stop the Hate
Join us on Boston Common
at 6:30 PM


Shortly before the January 2nd ConCon, the Executive Director of
Catholic Citizenship verbally and physically assaulted a pro-marriage
equality supporter at a rally in Worcester.

This candlelight vigil is a call to stop the hate that leads to this
type of violence.

As we approach the next Constitutional Convention, we will likely see
an increase in hateful messages about marriage equality and gay and
lesbian families and their children.

Join us as we ask our opponents to denounce violence and hatred and
engage in peaceful and respectful dialogue.

Co-Sponsors: The Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, The Religious
Coalition for the Freedom to Marry, Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian
Political Caucus, The Fenway Community Health Center Violence Recovery
Program, Knowthyneighbor.org. MassEquality.

For more information, go to www.rcfm.org or write to info@rcfm.org.

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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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