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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, October 30, 2007

In this message:

- Halloween Dance
- Pumpkin Carving
- Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Halloween costume contest
- Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Thursday UU worship service (Wilson Chapel, Nov 1)
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks

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 this 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

Halloween costume contest
Please come to the cafe on October 31st, in your best Halloween
costume, between the hours of 11:30 and 12:30. We will be handing out
awards for the best dressed. Please see Brenda at the register for a
consideration, or maybe a win!!!
Cool prizes will be awarded! ie: gift certificates, fun gifts etc.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
This weekend our campus will be hosting prospective students who are
coming for the Admissions Fall Open House. Please join us in Upper Noyes
on Friday evening for games and socializing. Drop by to say hello or
spend your evening with us!

Thank you,
Admissions Office

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

Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
Come join us in honoring the theological legacy of Orlando Costas, on
the occasion of the twentieth year of his passing this coming November
7th. Guest speakers for a public lecture in his honor include Reverend
Luis Cortes, Dr. Daisy Machado, and Dr. Roberto Pazmino. This lecture
event is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for Wednesday
November 7th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Wilson Chapel.

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,

Thursday UU worship service (Wilson Chapel, Nov 1)
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Colleen Squires will lead this
week's worship service on the theme of Our UU Honor System:
understanding what our faith is asking of us. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your

From your UU student worship coordinators:
Cathy French (
Bruce Taylor (

Saturday, November 10 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Follow the Star and not the Stress! Maren Tirabassi will be leading a
workshop alive with creative worship planning, resource sharing, and
simple strategies for engaging youth and adults in shaping homemade
Advent liturgy and personal reflection. Resources include weekly
bulletin resources, several new Advent Wreath lighting rituals, new
hymns for "Deck the Halls" events, and at least one sample "Blue
Christmas" service. We will also share a format for a "Simplifying
Christmas" workshop which might be an early gift to church members!
Cost is $35. For a flyer with registration information, please see the
main page of the ANTS website.

Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Meetinghouse
Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Meetinghouse
Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Wilson Chapel

Come anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

All are invited. If you have never walked a labyrinth before, we will
be glad to get you started.

Questions? Contact, Martha Bays,