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Thursday, January 04, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Thursday, January 4, 2007

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- REGISTER NOW: Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual
- Cafeteria Opening
- Cafeteria Offers Beverages All Day, Closes at 10:00 pm Each Night
- Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Leadership Responses to Difficult Behavior
- Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
- Cafeteria Open In January
- New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007

REGISTER NOW: Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
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:

DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual
These are the class days, running 9:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m. each day:
Wednesday 1/17
Friday 1/19
Monday 1/22
Wednesday 1/24
Friday 1/26

Please keep THURSDAY 1/25 open and clear on your schedule, as we will use it as a make-up day if one of our class days has to be cancelled because of winter weather. [This happened the last time the course was offered.]

There will be NO workshop associated with this course on SATURDAY, 1/20. [There is a workshop on renewing worship that day at the Meeting House, but it is not connected to this course.]

Cafeteria Opening
A full-time position is available in the ANTS cafeteria, with a great
benefits package after 3 months. If you are interested in this position
please contact Director of the Cafeteria Liz Bostwick at 617-964-1100,
extension 303.

Cafeteria Offers Beverages All Day, Closes at 10:00 pm Each Night
The cafeteria has beverages available all day! We are currently serving
coffee, soda, juice,and milk.

The hours of operation in January are Monday thru Thursday 7:30 am to
1:30 pm. All beverages are $1.00 each.

Beginning in February we will be offering coffee at night and on the
weekends. Cafeteria hours will be back to the regular schedule. We are
now serving green mountain coffee roasters, fairly traded coffee's,in
the cafeteria as well as all catering services.

Beginning in February we will be offering what is called a K-cup self
service coffee (from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters). The cost is $1.00
each and tea is available as well.

The machine will be outside of the cafeteria and is only available from
6:30pm- 10:00 pm Monday through Wednesday, and is available Thursday
night until 10:00 pm and all day Friday until 10:00 pm.

Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Leadership Responses to Difficult Behavior
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.

Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
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!

Speakers include:
Rev. Nick Carter, President, Andover Newton Theological School
Rev. Cynthia Maybeck, pastor, Trinity Church in Northborough, MA
Rev. Nancy Hitt, pastor, First Baptist Church of Natick, MA
Rev. Dr. Liliana Da Valle, Executive Minister, ABC of Rhode Island
Rev. Alan Newton, Executive Minister, ABC of Rochester-Genesee
Rev. June Cooper, Minister of Outreach, First Baptist Church in Framingham, MA
and Executive Director, City Mission Society, Boston, MA

Friday, February 16th, 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
Healing Service and Worship, led by the Rev. Cynthia Maybeck

Saturday, February 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Bible Study and Discussion Groups
Afternoon Workshops
Forum: Update on ABC-USA
Closing Revival Worship 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Newton,
Led by Rev. June Cooper

Registration fee (to cover the cost of meals on Saturday) is $20, payable at the Revival.

*For accommodations, please see the separate Travel and Accommodations notice.

Revive Us Again!
is endorsed by the following churches and organizations:

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
The Samuel Stillman Association (MA)
American Baptist Churches of Rochester-Genesee
Roger Williams Fellowship
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
First Baptist Church, Framingham, MA
First Baptist Church, Greenfield, MA

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

Cafeteria Open In January
Please come and join us in the cafeteria. We are serving breakfast and lunch all through the month of January.

breakfast mon-thur 7:30-9:00am
Lunch mon-thur 11:30-1:30

All food is a la carte.

Highest price for full breakfast $4.00
full lunch $7.75

Hope to you see you there!

New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
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.

The day will begin with welcoming refreshments followed by an interactive presentation with Beverly Preswood Taylor, Executive Director of the Brookfield Institute, a nonprofit organization which strives to builds peace through integrating the practices for becoming healthy persons, healthy communities and a sustainable earth.

A buffet luncheon will follow the program. The event will end with a brief interfaith worship service.

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

Cost: Fee includes luncheon

Luncheon $25
Students $5

Mail to:
Rev.Liz Magill
168 Church St.
Waltham, MA 02452
on or before January 11, 2007

email or call 508-450-0431 for more information

SAVE THE DATE: NEWMA RETREAT at Miramar in Duxbury
APRIL 24-26, 2007

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Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand