Andover Newton Theological School

  1. Home


Thursday, October 04, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 4, 2007

In this message:

- Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis' mother died unexpectedly
- From the Registrar's Office
- See the Forgiveness Project this week - Upper Noyes
- Reception and Welcome to Fr. Leonel Narvaez Gomez
- Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
- Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
- Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
- "FAITH & OUR ENVIRONMENT" - OCTOBER 13 AT ANTS
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
- Northern baptist scholarship
- CHUCK COLSON : Distinguished Speakers Series on Contemporary Issues and Faith

------------------------
Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis' mother died unexpectedly
------------------------
It was with great sadness that Dean Nancy Nienhuis learned of the unexpected death of her mother, Ann Roberta Nienhuis (72), at the family home in Idaho Tuesday afternoon.

Nancy will probably be away until sometime next week. The arrangements are as follows: The viewing will be Friday night, Oct 5, at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, ID 83301 and the funeral will be on Saturday at the Twin Falls Reformed Church,1631 Grandview Dr. N.Twin Falls, ID 83301 Those wishing to send a note to Nancy can address them to her here at the school or to her home: 144 Elm Street, North Reading, MA 01864

The prayers of our entire community are with Nancy in this difficult time. We are sending flowers to Idaho from the entire Andover Newton community.

N.

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
October 29 - Nov 30
M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

D. Min. Candidates anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their programs with the Director of the D. Min. Program to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester.

MA Candidates anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their programs with the Director of the MA Program to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester.

Oct 29-Nov 30 - Statement of Intention to Graduate forms for 2008 Commencement due in the Registrar's Office.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/IntentGrad08.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf


November 30-Certificate students anticipating May 2008 graduation-Statement of Intention to Graduate forms due in the Registrar's office.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/IntentGrad08.pdf


------------------------
See the Forgiveness Project this week - Upper Noyes
------------------------
Come view the powerful stories of those who witness to the healing power of their work toward forgiveness and reconciliation following their experiences of personal, social, and political acts of violence. The stories pose difficult questions, asking about the nature and limits of one's ability to forgive.

Throughout the week maroon ribbons will be available to those who wish to show their solidarity with the people of Myanmar/Burma.

Worship in Wilson Chapel at 1 PM Wednesday October 3 will address the theme of forgiveness with Sharon Thornton preaching. Wednesday evening, join us for Valerie Dixon's talk, "The End of Vengeance" at 7:30, also in Wilson Chapel.


------------------------
Reception and Welcome to Fr. Leonel Narvaez Gomez
------------------------
Forgiveness and Reconciliation - Meaningful Concepts?

Reception and Welcome to
Fr. Leonel Narvaez Gomez

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 4 - 5:30 PM
Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton Theological School

Introduction to his work and to the Two Workshops on

Forgiveness (Sunday, 10/14, 3:30 - 9:30 PM; and Monday and Tuesday evenings, 10/15 and 10/16: 6 - 9:30 PM)
Reconciliation (Thursday and Friday evenings, 10/18 and 10/19: 6 - 9:30 PM and on Saturday, 10/20: 8:30 - 3:30 PM)
Workshops to be held as indicated at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (90 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA and at the adjacent Resurrection Lutheran Church. RSVP and additional information: nexusboston@gcts.edu and btioffice@bostontheological.org (617-527-4880).

------------------------
Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 8- Oct. 12):

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 8-12) will be
offered by:

Monday: No Morning Prayer: Columbus Day
Tuesday: Jason Boyd
Wednesday: Ruth Ellen Howard
Thursday: John Brock
Friday: Julianna Donofrio

You are warmly invited to 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
All are welcome!

BGLANTS will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm and will be lead by
Julianna Donofrio this week.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
------------------------
Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
The Environmental Conference of the Year
October 19 - 21, 2007
UMASS Dartmouth

Have you heard about Bioneers and crossed it off your list because you
thought it was a West Coast happening? Well, here¹s our opportunity!!!
Bioneers is coming to the East Coast and meeting on the campus of the
University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. Full and half scholarships are
available for any/all of the conference admission, and they would love to
have students from Andover Newton represented at the conference.

In addition to hearing over the course of the three days ³big name² speakers
such as Bill McKibben and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. there will be working
sessions on topics such as faith and the environment, local currencies -
tools for building sustainable local economies, personal sustainability and
social activism, water stewardship, reconnecting with the land. Visit
http://www.connectingforchange.org to learn more.

If you are interested in attending and would like to join with other ANTS
students please be in touch with Carol Hohle via email, chohle@ants.edu.

------------------------
Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
Tuesday, October 9
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Our weekly open walk will be on TUESDAY in WILSON CHAPEL.
Even if you have never walked a labyrinth before, stop by anytime and we will be glad to get you started on this spiritual practice of walking prayer.

There will be NO walk on Thursday, October 11.

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

----------------------
"FAITH & OUR ENVIRONMENT" - OCTOBER 13 AT ANTS
----------------------
The UCC MA Environmental Ministries is hosting a conference on Saturday,
October 13, on Andover Newton's campus. All Andover Newton students are
invited to attend free of charge.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. outside Stoddard Auditorium with workshops
beginning at 9:45 a.m. on the subjects of "leadership in times of climate
crisis," "using drama and humor to tell our Creation's stories," "carbon
diet, " and more. The morning plenary session at 11 a.m. will feature Dr.
Carlos J. Correa Bernier speaking on the subject of environmental justice.
Afternoon workshops at 1:00 p.m. include "the great turning," "lobbying from
a faith perspective," "MA Interfaith Power and Light," with repeats of
morning subjects. [Workshops are still in development, so check the UCC
website closer to the day of the event.] The afternoon's plenary session at
2:15 features Matthew Sleeth, author of Serve God, Save the Planet.

Advance registration can be made on the Massachusetts Conference United
Church of Christ website:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/FaithandOurEnvironmentConference.htm.

If you can help with registration they are looking for a few volunteers -
please be in touch with Elizabeth England at Elizabeth_England@harvard.edu.

----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

----------------------
Northern baptist scholarship
----------------------
Rev. Roger Spinney will be here Tuesday Oct 9 from 9:30-3:30 to interview students for the Northern Baptist Scholarship. Any ABC-MDIV student is eligible to apply.

Applications are available outside the Financial Aid Office - Worcester 206. There is also an interview sign up sheet on the door.

Rev. Spinney said that he will have a welcome check for any new student.

----------------------
CHUCK COLSON : Distinguished Speakers Series on Contemporary Issues and Faith
----------------------
Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 - 9:30-noon
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Rd., Lexington

Friday - "Surviving the Clash of Civilizations" - Chuck Colson, speaker.
Saturday - "Restorative Justice" Panel discussion and workshops, including Employment and Training, Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents, Re-entry and Treatment Programs, Working with Youthful Offenders, and How Worldview Affects All of Life. Workshops will include graduates of Andover Newton Rev. Dr. Renee Wormack-Keels Jackson (M. Div. 1997 D.Min. 2000) Prison Fellowship Field Director, speaking on "Faith and Community-based Programs" and Mark Hemenway (M. Div. 2001) President of New England Prison Ministries, speaking on "Transitions for Sex Offenders".

For further information and directions to this free event please see http://gracecommunications.c.topica.com/maah2o2abBAfEbezXjleafpNKp/

Chuck Colson is founder of Prison Fellowship, a ministry in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations to promote prisoner rehabilitation and reform in the prison system. Operating in all 50 states, it is the world's largest faith-based outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families. Time Magazine called him one of today's "more thoughtful public voices". He is the author of 20 books, including the Gold Medallion Book Award winning book "How Now Shall We Live?"