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Thursday, October 25, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 25, 2007

In this message:

- Halloween Dance
- Pumpkin Carving
- Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Recycling at ANTS
- Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th

Halloween Dance
Come one, come all to the Annual ANTS PRANCE IN THEIR PANTS DANCE

There will be a Halloween Costume Party in the Meeting House on
October 30th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Are all encouraged to come as
favorite noun but don't stay away if you can't find that perfect
someone to
change into, feel free to come as an adjective, verb or even an
Come as someone or something else or come as you are - in any case,
come and
enjoy some good social time, good music and good dancing.well at least
some. Light food and drink will be served.


Pumpkin Carving
Come up to the quad next Tuesday and Wednesday (October 30th and 31st)
carve your own pumpkin for Halloween. Carve the image of your
member of the ANTS faculty or Administration or simply carve your own
creative design. Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied.

The pumpkins will be on the quad or in the Student lounge as the

Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 29-Nov.2)
will be offered by:

Monday: Judy Brandon
Tuesday: Carmen Emerson
Wednesday: Stephanie Haskins
Thursday: Ned Parker
Friday: Jason Boyd

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Please continue to watch eNews for an update about this week's

ANTS UU Worship is Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

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

Spanish Language for Ministry
The Student Assocation of the Andover Newton Theological School is
pleased to announce a special event which will be taking place on campus
on Tuesday, November 6, at 12 noon in the lecture hall in Stoddard. We
hope as many of you as possible will make an effort to come.

Jorge Torres, Director of the Cetlalic Language School of Cuernavaca,
México, will be on campus to meet with students and talk about the
Spanish Language for Ministry Program at Cetlalic. The Cetlalic program
is the most politically and socially progressive in México, with special
social justice programs focusing on a variety of themes -- including
ministry of course. Note that Cetlalic is also the only "ONA" language
school in México. The instruction is demanding and Paulo Freire's
methodology is applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language,
where students contribute their insights and ask the questions necessary
for critical analysis. All teachers are native speakers with
professional and special training; CETLALIC is accredited by the
Ministry of Public Education (State of Morelos, México).

The next Spanish Language for Ministry program will take place August 9
- 30, 2008. Program participants are challenged and empowered to
experience the world from the perspective of the marginalized,
critically reflect on that reality and return home inspired to become
more active agents in promoting God's reign through solidarity with the
poor who are engaged in this struggle because they realize that their
very survival is at stake. This program is co-coordinated by the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Cetlalic. For more
information, you can visit the following website:

Please don't miss out on this unique opportunity.

Jason Boyd
Vice President, ANTS Student Association

Recycling at ANTS
Do you know that we recycle paper on campus?

Here are the details:
*The bin is located behind the Meetinghouse, bright yellow and green
*Any computer and office paper can be recycled
*No cardboard or phonebooks please
*We have the potential to make $ from this paper collection so please
*There are collection bins by the computer lab and near the copiers in
the library, but the more you can carry to the big bin, the more

It may take a few more minutes of your day, but it is well worth it!
--The Emerging Ecology Fellowship

Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
We are collecting memories and thoughts of Nicky in a small journal.
We will be sending it to Nicky's family so they have a sense of what she
meant to this community. The journal will be on Ruth Eden's desk
(Worcester 101) throughout this week, if you'd like to add something to

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Andover Newton Community Art Sale
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

UUCANS Business Meeting Upper Noyes Tuesday October 30th 12:00-1:00 PM

UUCANS Potluck Forum Tuesday October 30th Peck Room 5:00-7:30 PM
Bring Food to share. Come before class. All are welcome.
Cathy French needs someone to help her set up.
Please contact her at _cmfrench@juno.com_ (

UUCANS Lunch Gathering in Upper Noyes Wednesday October 31st
12:00-1:00 PM
We need two host for this which entails showing up at 12:00 and
putting two
tables together in Upper Noyes and facilitating introductions among
Presentation with David Petee, Monday November 5th 12:00-1:30 PM Peck

David Petee, Director of Ministerial Credentialing will speak about how
navigate through the RSCC, UUA, and MFC. This is not to be missed.
Includes a free lunch sponsored by UUCANS. Please contact
Christina Sillari to register _omkrimkali@aol.com_
( or 203-435-6110

Ecology Fellowship
On Saturday, November 3rd, Americans will demand real leaders on
warming. From coast to coast, we¹ll rally in our communities and
invite our
politicians to join us. We'll see who rises to the occasion and who
has a
real plan to tackle the defining challenge of our time. One year
before the
election, let's make sure the world witnesses our national call to
³Step It Up: It's Time For Climate Leaders²

ANTS Community - Let's Join the Movement! There are 33 events already
the making in Massachusetts, 13 in New Hampshire, 18 in Vermont, and 7
Connecticut. Around the Boston vicinity, the largest rally is
happening in
Concord - an "American Energy Revolution" at the site of the Old North
Bridge at 2:00 p.m. (Several towns are planning to bicycle and
there - including members of the Andover Newton Emerging Ecology

Find out more information about an event near you at OR

Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, Founder of the Faith Trust Institute, Speaks on
Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence Issues faced by faith communities
October 26, 2007 At Andover Newton Theological School's Wilson Chapel 1
- 4 PM

Marie Fortune has been a pioneer in the field of religion and domestic
violence and a leading national expert on sexual exploitation by
religious leaders. Rev. Fortune is an ordained pastor in the United
Church of Christ as well as an author of many books relating to domestic
violence and clergy, including Violence in the family: a workshop
curriculum for clergy and other helpers. 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 U.S. Defense Department. She is the editor
of the Journal of Religion and Abuse. For more information about Marie
Fortune and the Faith Trust Institute, visit:

Rev. Fortune will present a program that will give faith communities
the tools they would need to:

● Raise the issue of domestic in their worship practices;
● Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
● Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
● Create a process within their faith communities to nurture and
heal survivors, perpetrators, family members and communities of domestic

All are welcome to attend this free lecture.

Sponsored by the WRAP and UCC Fellowships

Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
On Nov. 5th Maddie Garcia and Keith Nelson, both graduates of College
Behind Bars and advocates for prisoners, will share their stories of
faith and transformation, and will encourage us to participate in prison
visitation and outreach. Laura Tuach, of Partakers which works in
partnership with College Behind Bars, will introduce the program. This
event is sponsored by the Prison Ministries and Peace and Justice
Fellowships. We'll share supper with Maddie and Keith at 6 p.m. in the
dining room and meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m. for the talk and
dessert. We welcome your presence!

Contact Bill Gural,