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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 26, 2007

In this message:

- ANTS Connect System Offline on Sept. 29th
- Minimum Payment for fall
- CPE Fair
- Lisa Durkee Abbott's Ordination
- Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship services
- Cafeteria web page
- Chapel News
- Northern Baptist Scholarshipss
- Art Night
- Potluck Dinner Baby Shower for Nicole and Dusty Keeton-Williams

ANTS Connect System Offline on Sept. 29th
The Connect system at ANTS will be down from
aprox. 12PM-10PM this Saturday September 29th. This outage is due to
upgrades. ANTS webmail will continue to work during this time period.

Thank You,
IT Staff

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.

CPE Fair
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, ANTS will host a CPE Fair in
the Peck Room from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors form all over New
England will be present to share information about their programs and to
meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain the
benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2008 summer and
2007-08 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education. For those who cannot make the morning time, the CPE Fair
will also be offered later in the afternoon at the Episcopal Divinity
School: 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge.

Lisa Durkee Abbott's Ordination
Having been called to serve as pastor and teacher of the First
Congregational Church of West Brookfield, MA, United Church of Christ,
Lisa Durkee Abbott will be ordained on October 21st. The service will
be held at her home church in Gardner, MA, 28 Green Street, at 4:00 p.m.
that Sunday, with a reception to follow. You are all invited!! If you
would let me know if you are planning to come, it would be great, so
that I can let the dear folks in Gardner know how much food to prepare.
If you aren't able to plan, but find yourself able to make the trip,
please come anyway! It takes just a bit over an hour from ANTS, and is
only a mile or so from Rte. 2--an easy trip! Oh, and please wear red!

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,

Upcoming ANTS UU worship services
Dear friends,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Nancy Banks will lead this
week's service on the theme of marriage equality and "Moving Beyond
the Soup Kitchen". Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful
hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

Here is our current schedule for the fall semester:

* Sept 27 - Nancy Banks
* Oct 4 - Tim House
* Oct 11 - Julianna Donofrio
* Oct 18 - (open)
* Oct 25 - Christina Sillari
* Nov 1, 8, 15, 29: (open)
* Dec 6, 13, 20: (open)

As you can see, there are plenty of open dates available starting in
mid-October. Would you consider preaching or leading a service? Here
is a golden opportunity to get some practice, to try out new worship
ideas, and deepen fellowship. We also invite worship leaders from the
faculty, and from the greater UU community outside ANTS, to
participate in these services. Please let us know if there's somebody
you'd like to bring in to preach.

From your worship coordinators:
Cathy French (
Bruce Taylor (

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.

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

Potluck Dinner Baby Shower for Nicole and Dusty Keeton-Williams
To All ANTS Students,

Many of you may or may not be aware of the fact that there will soon be
new baby on Campus.

Nicole and Dusty Keeton-Williams are expecting their first child to be
in the next month or so and Nicole has been restricted to minimal
until the baby is born. The folks down here at Herrick House thought
it might be a nice idea to have a Potluck Baby Shower for them.
Dusty already knows that I am sending this out, Nicole will not.

She is registered at Target and BabiesRUs and the links are here:







We will be throwing Nicole and Dusty a baby shower on October 9th at
in the Student Lounge in Upper Noyes. If you would like to come early
help decorate and setup food and drinks, that would be nice.