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Monday, April 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, April 23, 2007 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

Art Exhibit: Community Art Exhibit

- Men's Fellowship - Mondays

- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
- Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" - Tuesday, April 24
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007

- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Wednesdays
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11

- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - Thursday, April 26

- Spring Fling BBQ! - Saturday, April 28
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2008

- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29

The Andover Newton COmmunity Art Show
April 11- May 21

You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 - May 21

Monday, April 23 to Thursday, April 25

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or
More information:

Men's Fellowship - Mondays
Men's Fellowship gatherings will be on Mondays from 1-1:50pm in the Berkeley Lounge (NOTE: Location changes are TBA). Our first meeting will be on Monday, February 5th. All are invited for times of prayer and open discussion. Interested? Come and see what we're all about!

Questions? Contact Jason Alspaugh at or Amanda Ladegard at

Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
Office Hours at the FHS Center in STurtevant
Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at for more information
Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries,

Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30
in the Studio of the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center (third Floor Sturtevant)

Come join a small group of creative people exploring art as spiritual practice and meditation. Previous experience with mandalas, illuminating pages, or art as journaling is helpful, but not essential. Time to create and dialogue. Most materials supplied or bring your own. Free will donation. Drop in once in a while or come every week.

Questions? Email Joy at

Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
1:00 pm
Colby Chapel

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Catherine Richardson Venkatesh

Contact: Janice Ford

Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
4:30-5:45 p.m.
at the President's Home

Dr. Carole Fontaine

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home. These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey. Light refreshments are available.

Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" - Tuesday, April 24
There will be a dramatic reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" in Stoddard Hall on Tuesday, April 24nd at 8p.m. This reading is a part of Libby Schap's final project for her MATA degree and it includes Andover Newton students Kate Galop, Jason Alspaugh, Jessica Adams, and Chip Hurd. This event has no charge and all are welcome to attend!

An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Noyes Hall at ANTS
Free event open to all students, faculty, and community
Presented by the Department of Field Education at Andover Newton

Dorothy Bass is the director of Valparaiso University's Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith and editor of Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People. This book addresses the contemporary hunger for a way of life that can be lived with integrity amidst the many changes of our time by advocating the retrieval of twelve Christian practices.

Mail by April 17th to or
Debbie Craig
Field Ed Department
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

More info:

The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15
In the Chapel
Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the Chapel. All welcome! No singing experience necessary! Most Wednesdays, the song we learn and rehearse will also be the anthem in that day's Community Chapel (1pm in Colby). So come out and support community singing, and let a joyful noise resound from the Hill!
Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton:

Community Worship - Wednesdays
1:00 p.m. in Colby CHapel
April 25 Rev. Fred Small (Earth Day Service)

Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
Join the weekly Peace Vigil on the quad every Wednesday at noon. This vigil will take place every Wednesday throughout the year as we take an hour of our time to stand in unity against various forms of injustice and violence in our world today. It's a great opportunity to commune with each other and get a chance to hear what the Peace Fellowship is up to if you're not able to make it to the meetings. Please feel free to bring scripture, poetry or a topic to discuss. Bring signs, songs and smiles.

Open Labyrinth Walks - Wednesdays
The final two walks of the semester will be on the Wednesday nights of April 25 and May 2.
As always, the walks are in the Meetinghouse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. You can come anytime during those hours. All are welcome, especially those who have never walked a labyrinth before!
Questions? Contact Martha Bays at

Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11
Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

We'll launch the Spring Paper Drive at the Earth Day Chapel this Wednesday, April 25. UU eco-minister Fred Small will help us celebrate our love for God and Earth.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at

UU Worship - Thursdays
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

Thursday Art Night
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (

The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

"Spiritual Direction is a way of leading us to see and follow the real Director - the Holy Spirit - hidden in the depths of our soul."
Thomas Merton

"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - Thursday, April 26
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information:

Spring Fling BBQ! - Saturday, April 28
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward

Spring into Fun - April 28, 2008
Fundraiser Benefit For Student Life Needs

April 28, 2007
Upper Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Admission: $10

Come to the First Annual ANTS INDOOR GOLF CLASSIC
*Golfing experience may be a hindrance

Support the quality of student life.
Try something new for fun!
Treat yourself to a silent auction item.
Enjoy a few appetizers.
Enrich yourself with good company.
Invest in something positive... future church leaders.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the quality of life for students through the Office of the Dean of Students.

Raffle Tickets for
a Weekend in Maine
1 for $10, 3 for $20

Tickets are available at the reception desk in Dabney Hall and will be sold at the door.

For more information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208


Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
April 29, 2007
06:30 PM
In the Meetinghouse

Sacred Circle Dance combines the experience of walking a labyrinth and chanting, by combining the repetitive nature of both in formation, with a community. Similar to yoga, meditation, or labyrinth work, sacred dance invites us into an experience of oneness with universal energies and each other. Sacred Circle Dance is a spiritual practice of healing for self, others and the earth.

No partners or previous experience necessary.
The dances are gentle, simple and patiently taught.

Led by: Eileen Chodos

suggested donation $8 general, $4 ANTS students.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand