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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, October 23, 2007

In this message:

- Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
- Bookstore has extended its hours
- Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
- Wednesday Chapel
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship service Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
- There is no choir this week (Oct. 24)
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Planning for World AID's Day Service
- Refrigerator in Student Center Kitchen
- ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
- Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic

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

Bookstore has extended its hours
Beginning this month the bookstore has extended its hours, opening
daily at 9 am.

The weekly schedule is as follows:

M-Tu-Th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Weds. during fall and spring sessions 9:00 am - 12:50 pm
Closed for chapel 12:50 pm -
2:00 pm
Open 2:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

Fri. 9:00 - 4:00 pm

Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 22-26) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Heather Lucas
Wednesday: Ned Parker (Ned's parents, the Rev. Patricia Parker and
the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Parker, will be visiting this morning > come and

meet them!)
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Kurt Walker

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

The Baptist Felowship will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel and
will be led by Christina Sillari on Oct. 25.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at, and please
remember that the semester is flying by - so be in touch if you would

like to offer a reflection at morning prayer.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

Wednesday Chapel
The ANTS Baptist Fellowship is excited to welcome The Reverend Dr.
David D. Mitchell this coming Wednesday to the All School Worship
pulpit. The Rev. Dr. David Mitchell is the Senior Pastor of the
historic Congdon Street Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island. He
holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University and a Doctor of
Ministry degree from Claremont School of Theology. Previously he was the
pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cornelia, Georgia and was a
Chaplain in the US Navy for 23 years. A knowledgeable and powerful
preacher who has preached in 18 states and 17 countries, Dr. Mitchell
won the prestigious John Owen Smith Preaching Award at Emory University,
the first African American to do so. He is the author of a book, Black
Theology and Youths at Risk, which emphasizes self-love and
self-reliance while examining the unique challenges faced by youths
today and proposes practical ministries that churches can adopt. Said
Dr. Cornish Rogers of Claremont School of Theology, "He adroitly
outlines a plan for readying African-American youth for authentic
liberation that includes social and cultural, as well as spiritual
deliverance. His focus is on Black youths because they are most
vulnerable and in mortal danger of succumbing to the deadly system of
DCPC ('Destructive Capitalistic Personality Complex'), which he
explains. Finally, he challenges the Black church to lead the

Upcoming ANTS UU worship service Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Dear friends and colleagues,
The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. This week's worship service
will be on Ministry as an Emergent Phenomenon. Rev. Jim Sherblom and
Rev. Martha Niebanck, Co-Ministers at First Parish UU in Brookline,
will explore how recent biological theories about the nature of being
human suggest that parish ministry is largely an emergent phenomenon
growing out of the relationship between the minister and the
congregation. Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful hour,
to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

There is no choir this week (Oct. 24)
There is no choir this week (Oct. 24).
There WILL be choir the following Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11:50 in
Wilson Chapel.


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.

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,

Planning for World AID's Day Service
Any of those people who are interested in planning them World's AIDS
Day service for December 1st we will have our first gatherings at 5
p.m. on Tuesday October 23rd in the cafeteria and Tuesday October 30th
at 12 in the cafeteria. The theme this year will be focused on African
American women and AIDS in the U.S. Could you please let me know if you
are interested in planning the service and will be able to attend either
of these meetings. Professor Brita Gill-Austern
ext. 219

Refrigerator in Student Center Kitchen
We are working on getting a 2nd refrigerator in the Student Center
kitchen area. What we thought was a spare one turns out to be one that
SODEXHO owns. We know students need a refrigerator there so we are
working to remedy this situation quickly!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge. Open daily Monday
through Friday 10am-6pm.
Come in and check it out! We have salads, sandwiches, fruit cups,
parfaits, desserts, cookies, brownies, cold beverages, coffee and
Please stop by and say Hi to Sheela Jeyraj, she will help you with
anything you need.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

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