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Monday, April 09, 2007

ANTS Student E- News - Monday, April 9, 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
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes - Tuesday, April 10

- Yoga Wednesday Mornings
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL - Wednesday, April 11
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Judson Lecture: Dr. Narola Jamir - Wednesday, April 11

- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thursday, April 12
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session, Thursday April 12
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, April 12
- Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11 - Thursday, April 12
- PilgrIMAGES - Thursday, April 12

Friday and Saturday:
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - April 13-15
- Put Your Faith Into Action - Saturday, April 14

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

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

Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes - Tuesday, April 10
This week's open labyrinth walk will be held on Tuesday, April 10. There will be no walk on Wednesday this week.

Next week, there will be no labyrinth walk so that all may come to the coffee house on Wednesday, April 18 in the Meetinghouse.

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

Yoga Wednesday Mornings
8:00 a.m. in the Peck Room

YOGA with Dana Moore, Kripalu Certified Instructor
MTS from Yale Divinity School
Every Wednesday 8 am in Peck Conference Room
FREE to all students, spouses, staff and faculty (mats available)
Sponsored by Faith Health and Spirituality

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:

2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL - Wednesday, April 11
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

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.

Judson Lecture: Dr. Narola Jamir - Wednesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Peck room

Dr. Narola Jamir, our Judson Professor for 2007-2008, will deliver the 2007 Judson Lecture on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Peck Room. Her topic is "Western Women in Eastern Lands: The Influence of the American Women's Movement in 19th-Century Northeast India."
A reception will follow.

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

This is a unique opportunity to explore our own relationships with The Holy and to learn more about accompanying others on their spiritual journeys. Spiritual Direction helps participants enhance their awareness of God or the Sacred in every day experiences and make life affirming responses to the gifts of Grace. Following the tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, these group experiences will focus on self-discovery and reality as paths to choosing "Life."

Two groups will begin in February, 2007 Meeting in Sturtevant Hall: Center for FHS, 3rd Floor, Room 32 Each group is limited to 8 participants. Cost for 6 sessions: Sliding Scale: $40-$80

Group for all denominations: Thursdays: 10AM - Noon 2/15, 3/01, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19, 5/3

Group for Unitarian Universalists: Thursdays: 10AM - Noon 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26

Directed by The Rev. Jade Angelica, certified spiritual director, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Rev. Angelica received her MDIv from HDS in 1992, is a UU Community Minister, and is currently enrolled in the DMin program for Faith, Health and Spirituality at ANTS.

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525 or
Financial Assistance is available. So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School

Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thursday, April 12
Easter is past and the end of the semester is coming fast. Let's gather at least one more time to look back and forward.

Thursday April 12 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria

The main order of business is the transition in leadership for next year. Please join us.

Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session, Thursday April 12
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians"

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration for a single event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments). Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due, made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:

Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, April 12
To all students considering Field Education for 2007:


Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316

Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11 - Thursday, April 12
Thursday, April 12, 12:00PM-1:45PM, Davis 201

Join Louis Serio and Karen Hernandez-Andrews for their compelling and informative presentation examining the discrimination Muslims face in the United States post 9/11. Including cases studies and a focus on the media, there will also be one Muslim speaker. Jessica Masse is the Interfaith Coordinator for the Islamic Society of Boston and she will be present to speak and answer questions as well. Please join us. Any questions can be directed to Karen, at or Lou, at

PilgrIMAGES - Thursday, April 12
Join ANTS student Liddy Gerchman Barlow on Thursday, April 12 for a journey through England and Wales in photographs, stories, poems, and songs. Meet Celtic and Saxon saints, explore great cathedrals and abandoned abbeys, and refresh your spirit at holy wells. Come "kneel where prayer has been valid" and discover what the ancient practice of pilgrimage can teach us today. Bring your lunch to Upper Noyes from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - April 13-15
April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

The Baptist Fellowship will be on retreat at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness.

Contact: Carol Hayward

Put Your Faith Into Action - Saturday, April 14
On Saturday, April 14, a group of ANTS students, faculty, staff, family, and friends will join together to put our faith into action! Please join us to help work on a Habitat for Humanity home currently under construction in Lawrence, MA.

You do not need to have any construction experience. The tasks we perform could vary from using hammers and nails to painting and cleaning. You must be at least 16 years old. Tools are provided.

We will also have a brief presentation about affordable housing and its affect on low-income families, especially children. We plan to visit a Habitat homeowner family for a brief discussion with them about how having a safe place to live has changed their lives.

The Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity affiliate is a faith-based organization located in Lawrence, MA, and has built more than 55 homes in the last 17 years, mostly in Haverhill and Lawrence. The Habitat program is not a "hand out" but a "hand up" to low-income families who buy their homes at no profit and finance their mortgages with no interest. The families also work at least 500 hours on their homes as "sweat equity."

Come join us for a wonderfully fulfilling experience and an opportunity to learn more about the needs of our sisters and brothers. It's a great chance to reflect and learn - and put your faith into action!

Habitat for Humanity Building Day

Saturday, April 14

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lawrence, MA (details to follow)

We will try to arrange car pools depending upon response

Please contact Julia Steer to sign up

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Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand