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Monday, September 24, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 24, 2007

In this message:

- Lecture: The Christ-Life: Worship, Communion, and Service
- Minimum Payment for fall
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2
- Emerging Ecology Fellowship Outing
- Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
- Attention all Singers!
- cafeteria web page
- Chapel News
- Northern Baptist Scholarshipss
- Tuesday Community Day begins at 9 am!
- Forgiveness Project
- Art Night
- Save the date: Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune to speak October 26

Lecture: The Christ-Life: Worship, Communion, and Service
"The Christ-Life: Worship, Communion, and Service"
A Lecture by the Rev. Robert J. Congdon

The Lay Committee on Contemporary Spiritual-&-Public Concerns (the "CSPC
Committee") of St. Paul Parish, Cambridge, will hold its Third Inaugural Lecture on Sunday, September 30, 2007, 3:30-5:00 pm. Newly-appointed St. Paul Pastor, the Reverend Robert J. Congdon, will speak on "The Christ-Life: Worship, Communion, and Service." This event will be held in the Upper Church at St. Paul Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. A reception will follow.

Please contact Angela Jones for further information, 781-235-1942.

Minimum Payment for fall
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; if you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

SA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2
Tuesday, October 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

We will be reviewing plans for both Student Lounges, reviewing the current
SA Budget, start the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to no later than Sunday,
September 30, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Emerging Ecology Fellowship Outing
Join us Monday the 24th for a viewing of the documentary Everything's
Cool--a "toxic comedy" about those who have been trying to educate
America about global warming.

Details: Meet in front of Wilson Chapel at 6:15 to carpool to Coolidge
Corner Theater. Cost is $9. If you have questions or are interested
email Liz at; an idea of numbers would be
helpful in planning transportation.

Hope to see you Monday!

Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
led by Heather Leavitt (ANTS MAPR '07) & Martha Bays
Friday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon
in Wilson Chapel.

Explore ways to use the labyrinth in your own ministry
and/or as a part of the labyrinth ministry here at ANTS.
Whether you are an experienced labyrinth walker or new to
this spiritual practice, you will discover different ways to use
the labyrinth to help others open themselves to God.

$5 fee for supplies and refreshments.
Contact Martha Bays for info or to register,

Attention all Singers!
Attention all singers:

A new musical opportunity (additional to the Wednesday
Chapel Choir) is presenting itself in the form of a
choir whose emphasis will be on
traditional, choral music.

First rehearsal and planning will be in Wilson Chapel,
September 26, 2-3 pm

Other rehearsal times will be set up around singers'

For more information, contact Kimberly Salico-Diehl

cafeteria web page
cafeteria news.
Please check out our web page at The web page has updated menus, catering ideas, and monthly specials. Thank you
If you need personal attention please e-mail

Chapel News
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Sept. 24-28) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural (Before Community Day starts, at our usual time)
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: John Brock
Friday: Ned Parker

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

Prof. Greg Mobley will be offering the message at our WEDNESDAY

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at

Northern Baptist Scholarships
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Any ABC-MDIV student may apply

Students must submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with their application.

Application and letter must be returned to the Financial Aid Office by October 5.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students October 9 from 9:30 to 3:30.

Please stop by the Financial Aid Office to schedule an interview.

The Peace Abbey's annual pilgrimage from Sherborn to Boston is looking
for people who will join them in pulling the caisson that carries the
Memorial Stone honoring all civilians killed as a result of war. Please
call the Abbey office if you need more information 508-655-2143. This
can be a powerful event to take part in.

Tuesday Community Day begins at 9 am!
For all of you planning to participate in Tuesday's Community Day, September 25, we will begin at 9 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. Please remember to sign up with me if you haven't already done so, so we can make sure we have enough food for lunch and dinner for everyone planning to participate. You can sign up by emailing me at Remember--the day happens rain or shine! If you can only make it for the panting part of the day (9am-4:30 pm), that's fine. The schedule follows below:

9:00am-9:30am Welcome and Introductions, Wilson Chapel
9:30am-10:00am Worship Service (President Carter, Preaching)
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Neal Seaborn)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up Box Lunches etc.
11:00am-11:30am Travel to planting sites--N. Centre
11:30am-12:30pm 1st tree planting
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch & reflection
1:30pm-4:30pm Planting 3 trees
4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner-Barbecue (sponsored by the Student Association) Quad*
6:00-7:30pm Evening Talk by Dr. Rodney Peterson, "The Ethics of Identity and the Environmental Crisis," in Wilson Chapel

* If it rains we will assemble in the cafeteria (Lower Noyes Hall)

Remember, we have teams that will be going off-site to plant trees in Newton Centre, but we also have an on-campus team for those of you needing a less rigorous day. Please plan to wear Andover Newton t-shirts for the day. New shirts will be available for new students only, on a first come, first served basis. I hope to see you all on Tuesday!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Forgiveness Project
Forgiveness Project - Images of Forgiveness
Upper Noyes Hall - Student Lounge
September 30 - October 6

Please come and invite those in your congregations to view this exhibit of photos and stories of those touched by acts of personal violence, political and social unrest and injustice. The stories of the Forgiveness Project give voice to alternatives to continuing cycles of violence and retribution, seeking instead forgiveness, dialog, and reconciliation of persons and societies around the world.

Further information you may wish to share with your congregations formatted as a flyer or bulletin insert is available in the foyer of Stoddard Hall, the Student Lounge and the cafeteria.

The Forgiveness Project display and events are sponsored by the Peace Fellowship in cooperation with many other student fellowships.

Chapel, Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Sharon Thornton preaching

Lecture - "The End of Vengeance" by Professor Valerie DIxon
Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 PM, Wilson Chapel

For additional information contact:
Liz Garrigan-Byerly -
Judy Brandon -

Art Night
is invited to Art Night
(even if you don't consider yourself to be an artist).

This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided.
Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at

Save the date: Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune to speak October 26
On Friday, October 26 the Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune will be speaking at Andover Newton, at 1:00 pm in Wilson Chapel. Since 1976, Rev. Fortune has been a pioneer in the field of religion and domestic violence and a leading national expert on sexual exploitation by religious leaders. She is the Founder and Senior Analyst at the Seattle-based Faith Trust Institute (formerly the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence). Their web site is:

Rev. Fortune is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ as well as an author, educator, practicing ethicist and theologian. She served on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1994-2002 and currently serves on the Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence for the US Defense Department. She is also the editor of the Journal of Religion and Abuse. For more questions contact Dean Nancy Nienhuis at