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Monday, April 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, April 23, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- ANTS Ecology Ministry Earth Day Worship Service - April 25, 2007
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Parking Notice: Tree Trimming April 24-25

REVIEW

- Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
- Courses Slated for P3
- Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
- Gracenotes - New Articles
- Registrar's Office Closed
- Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Notice from Campus Mail
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007

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ANTS Ecology Ministry Earth Day Worship Service
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Colby Chapel
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
1:00pm-1:50pm


The Ecology Ministry invites you to join the Reverend Fred Small, UU Minister, folksinger, songwriter and recording artist in celebrating Earth Day at Colby Chapel this Wednesday, April 25th from 1:00-1:50pm.

The Rev. Small is pastor of First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA. Before entering the ministry, he toured internationally as a folksinger, and released 7 albums singing songs of conscience that call for a greater sense of fairness and justice. It will be an honor and privilege to have the Rev. Small with us in worship and song and we hope you don't miss the opportunity to hear him preach.

As we renew our commitment to earth stewardship we will also inaugurate a Paper Recycling Campaign and launch a Spring Paper Drive during our worship together.

You won't want to miss Chapel this Wednesday! We look forward to seeing you there.

For further information, please contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister, at ccabrera@jackconway.com or 617-872-8275 (cell). The Ecology Ministry at ANTS is sponsored by Faith, Health & Spirituality.

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Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
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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 garriganbyerly@gmail.com

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

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Parking Notice: Tree Trimming April 24-25
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On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25, Tree Specialists will be trimming the trees on the Quadrangle. This will affect parking on the Quad for both days. On Tuesday they will block off the Dabney, Worcester, etc. side of the Quad, and on Wednesday they will block off the Sturtevant, Noyes, etc. side.

Building & Grounds
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Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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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.

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

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Courses Slated for P3
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Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
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May 2, 2007
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.
This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, May 2
from 8 am to 11 am.
Seniors, please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Please R.S.V.P. and reserve tickets by sending an e-mail to cstasko@ants.edu by Friday, April 27th. Put "Tickets" in the subject area. Be sure to include how many tickets are needed, they will be available in the Cafeteria on the day of this event.

All students are welcome to participate in this event. Please join us in congratulating our seniors! You may use your meal plan or pay the usual breakfast fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Stasko, Co-moderator.
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Gracenotes - New Articles
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Gracenotes is a biweekly blog from the Andover Newton faculty. It consists of poetry, prayers, liturgical pieces, and theological potpourri from the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School.

Read two new articles on Gracenotes posted this week:

"Gracenotes on Virgina Tech" by Sarah B. Drummond, Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education

"Prayer for Yom Ha-Shoah" by Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament

View Gracenotes: http://www.ants.edu/blogs/faculty/

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Registrar's Office Closed
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I will be out of the office for the next few days. I'll be back on Tuesday, April 24.

Blessings,
Nayda Aguila

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Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
1:00 pm
other
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
Email: Ford55@comcast.net

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Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
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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!

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Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
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Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

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Notice from Campus Mail
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Mail Box people:

1. If you are leaving for the summer or permanently, you need to fill out an official Mail Forwarding, Change of Address Order available from any post office. On that form you need to indicate if the move is just for the summer, or permanently. If it is a permanent move, we can forward your first class mail for six months and then we will return it to the sender. If it is a temporary move, we will forward your first class mail until you return. If you do not fill out this form, your mail will not be forwarded.

2. For those of you who are leaving and want your mail forwarded, please provide us with three or four sheets of mailing labels with your new address on them. This prevents errors when we forward your mail.

3. Please send out change of address postcards to those you want to be certain you receive mail from. Any mail that is not first class will be discarded, including magazines and catalogs, so be certain to notify publishers of your new address.

4. If you are staying on campus for the summer, your mail will be delivered as usual.

The Mail Room Staff

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"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
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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: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

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EARTH WEEK 2007
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The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

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Spring Fling BBQ!
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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
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007
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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
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf

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Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?

You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.

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Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

Some of the items donated for this event on April 28 include:
1. Noel Welch autographed hockey stick.
2. $100 gift certificate to Whole Foods
3. Joy Honen art print
4. 2 pieces of stained glass
5. $25 gift certificate to Florica
6. $25 gift certificate for helium party balloons
7. Ballroom dance lessons
8. Weekend in a Maine cabin

Can you donate an item or service to this event? All donations will be greatly appreciated!
Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.


Call:
Mary Herzog
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu


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