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Thursday, September 20, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 20, 2007

In this message:

- From the Registrar's office
- Minimum Payment for fall
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2
- Emerging Ecology Fellowship Outing
- Parables as Riddles, Parables as Revelation
- Free Drapes
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Chapel News
- Getting religion right: beyond stereotypes and statistics
- Field of Flags Memorial
- Tuesday Community Day begins at 9 am!
- Forgiveness Project
- UCC Fellowship Announcement
- Library notice

From the Registrar's office
Friday, September 21- 4 p.m.
Last day for late registration.
Add/Drop Forms due in Registrar's Office. Forms must be postmarked by
this date.
Last day for Pass/Fail requests.

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
SA Budget, start the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA

Please submit any other agenda items to no later than
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!

Parables as Riddles, Parables as Revelation
* Parables as Riddles, Parables as Revelation: Performing Scripture in
the Quest for the Kingdom of God *
Saturday, October 20, 2007 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Cost for the day: $ 40
(includes lunch)

What insights and resources do Jesus' parables and teachings offer for
faithful and subversive living - not in the first century CE but in our
own day?
Don't forget to register for our day-long symposium focusing on the
strange and marvelous world of Jesus' parables, with the intent of
awakening a more profound engagement with Jesus' vision of what it
means to live into God's reign on earth. The day combines talks,
workshops, and worship, all meant to challenge our faith and deepen the
expressive ways we find to proclaim it in church and society.

For further information and registration form, check out the Andover
Newton website, or contact: Jennifer Shaw, at

Free Drapes
New drapes are being installed in the Greene Room. If anyone would
like the old drapes, please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing & Facilities Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528

Justice and Peace Fellowship
ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
September 24th from 5:00 to 6:00 in the ANTS cafeteria. We welcome all
who are interested
in being involved with the issues of Justice and Peace on campus and in
investigating how we
may be able to effect an enduring justice through radical love in our
community and beyond. We
will discuss actions already planned and actions yet to be fully

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to be added to
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at

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

Getting religion right: beyond stereotypes and statistics

Getting religion right:
beyond stereotypes and statistics

Complexity, Failure and Hope in Inter-religious Relationships
Taught by Old South's Theologian-in-Residence, Professor Mark
Sunday, October 21, 9:45-10:45 A.M.

The Reverend John Thomas
General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ,
preaching on the UCC's inter-religious and ecumenical vocation.
Sunday, October 21 at the 11 A.M. Worship Service

The Most Reverend Doctor Desmond Tutu
Former Archbishop of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Laureate, chairman of South
Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and International Patron of
Sabeel, speaking on the situation of Palestinian Christians.
Saturday, October 27 at 1:30 P.M. Ticketed event: contact or (503) 653-6625.

Dennis Ross: author, envoy, political figure and analyst
Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy and author of The
Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace. He
was U.S. envoy to the region under presidents Clinton and George Bush
and will speak on this contested area.
Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 P.M.

Three Women, Three Religions: One Story
Rabbi Susan Harris, Reverend Anne Minton, and Saadia Husain Baloch: a
Jew, a Christian and a Muslim reflect on the story of Abraham and his
Sunday, November 4 at the 11:00 A.M. Worship Service

The Daughters of Abraham
The Daughters of Abraham are Christian, Jewish and Muslim women whose
mission is to overcome stereotypes and foster mutual respect and
understanding among women in these traditions. Meet some of the
daughters, hear their stories and learn their strategy.
Sunday, November 4 at 12:30 P.M.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner
Executive Director, Just Congregations, the Union for Reform Judaism.
On the second Sunday of Advent and UN Human Rights Day a Reform Rabbi
preaches in a Christian church on God's mandate for justice.
Sunday, December 9 at the 11 A.M. Worship Service

Old South Church in Boston
Boylston & Dartmouth Streets at the Copley T Station
617.536.1970 /

Field of Flags Memorial
Field of Flags is being hosted by the Hopedale Unitarian Parish in
Hopedale MA for the month of September. This is a memorial
installation honoring those who have died in military service in
Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Field of Flags is NOT a political statement. It is a visible,
silent, patriotic reminder of the sacrifice of our honored war dead.
The public is invited to view the display and write a message in the
Book of Condolences under the tent near our Peace Garden. Cards will
available to write messages to the men and women still serving, that
have not forgotten them.

Join us:
Saturday September 22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reading names of all soldiers killed. Come and go throughout the day.
Help read names, light candles, pray and pay silent respects.

Sunday September 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Ceremony of Memory, Honor and Prayers for Peace

Email Tim House for directions or if you have questions.


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
10:45am-11:00am Pick up Box Lunches
11:00am-11:30am Travel to planting sites--N.
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

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 is
attached formatted as a flyer or bulletin insert. 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 -

UCC Fellowship Announcement
Kindly post this announcement a.s.a.p.:

The UCC Fellowship site on Connects has several new announcements and
discussion forums! All interested students, faculty, and staff are
welcome to join us there. Simply add the UCC Fellowship to your
"groups" in Connect.

Questions? E-mail Cindy Stasko,

Library notice
Library hours for Community Day, September 25, are 7:00-10:00 p.m.