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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, October 9, 2007

In this message:

- Food Pantry Request
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship service
- Program Fair at Fall Open House
- Empowering faith communities to effectively address domestic violence

- School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
- Coming Out Day Service, Wednesday, October 10
- CPE Fair
- Meet in the Moment: Being Present with the Mystery of Alzheimer's
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
- Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship
- Recital in Wilson Chapel - Wednesday
- Celebrate this Sunday
- Thank you from Adele Hajj
- Elie Wiesel Lecture - The Jewishness of Jesus - Sponsored by JOTH

Food Pantry Request
Food Pantry Request:

The Student Association is very grateful to the blessed angels who
stock the Food Pantry; your donations are both welcome and necessary to
the spiritual and physical health of the beloved community.

However, the SA would like to make a request of you. Please carefully
consider the items you place in the Food Pantry. This past weekend, 18
separate items (largely cans) had to be removed from the Food Pantry
because they were damaged, dented, or otherwise could pose a risk to the
health of anyone who ate the contents.

Please continue to purchase items for your neighbors in need, but
please also be sure that what you purchase is something that you
yourself would consume if you found yourself in need.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

Upcoming ANTS UU worship service
Dear friends and colleagues,

The UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. This week, Steve Schmidt
will lead worship on the theme of National Coming Out Week. His
sermon will be titled, "For Every Coming Out there's a Going In".
Come and join us for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and
refresh your mind!

Program Fair at Fall Open House
If you would like your program or fellowship represented at the
Admissions Fall Open House on Saturday, November 3rd, please email to reserve your space. The Program Fair will be
from 12:00-1:15pm and includes lunch for those who are present.

Thank you,
Liz Miller
Admissions Assistant

Empowering faith communities to effectively address domestic violence
October is Domestic Violence month. In recognition of this we have
invited Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, founder of the FaithTurst Institute, to
come to campus on Friday, October 26.

The Faith Trust Institute *calls for the best from religious and
secular organizations to address and prevent sexual and domestic
violence*. Her lecture on empowering faith communities to effectively
address domestic violence will be open to all Andover Newton students
and the surrounding faith communities free of charge. Please invite
your Field Education site to come.

In preparation for her visit, we are asking for volunteers to help
create a *clothes line* of t-shirts depicting (your own or someone
else*s) domestic violence stories and/or statistics on blank white
t-shirts.. T-shirts (you may use your own shirt if you wish), pens,
etc. will be available this Thursday at Art Night (7 * 9 PM in the
Meeting house) for anyone who wishes to lend a hand. They will also be
available in the Student Lounge in upper Noyes for the next week. These
shirts will be hung though out the campus as a reminder to all of us
that victims and survivors of domestic violence are all around us.

*To the extent that any person is violated by sexual and domestic
violence the dignity and worth of all persons are diminished.*

Contact us if you have questions

Chris Findlay
The WRAP Fellowship
Cindy Stasko
UCC Fellowship

School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Narvaez Workshops on Forgiveness

The School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

October 14 through 20, 2007

neXus and the Boston Theological Institute cordially invites you to
attend a series of workshops on Forgivenes with Fr. Leonel Narváez, the
President of Fundación para la Reconciliación!

Location: Gordon-Conwell's CUME at 90 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA.

*Foundation Activity
*Espere - Brochure
*Narvaez UNESCO Speech

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
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

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

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

Coming Out Day Service, Wednesday, October 10
Come join us in Wilson Chapel,
Wednesday October 10, 2007 at 1 pm for the Annual
Coming Out Day service sponsored by BGLANTS (Bisexual,
Gay, Lesbian, Allied *N Transgender Students at
Andover Newton Theological School)

Our preacher for the day is Janet L. Parker who is
Pastor for Parish Life at Rock Spring Congregational
United Church of Christ in
Arlington, VA. She earned the M.Div. from Princeton
Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Christian Social
Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the city of
New York. Following the September 11 attacks,
Dr. Parker served the Presbytery of New York City as
Coordinator of Disaster Relief. She has taught at
Chicago Theological Seminary and was a postdoctoral
fellow at Princeton University*s Center for the Study
of Religion. She served on an advisory team to the
World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence
Initiative from 2002-2006. She currently serves on the
General Advisory Board for Human Rights Campaign's
Religion and Faith Program.

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.

Meet in the Moment: Being Present with the Mystery of Alzheimer's
Meet in the Moment: Being Present with the Mystery of Alzheimer's
Saturday October 27th
8:30 - 4:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about how to be truly
present with those who have Alzheimer's Disease. Ministers can help
persons in their congregations who have loved one's with Alzheimer's
and will be able to enjoy and communicate with more effectiveness with

those with Alzheimers at the end of this program. Jade Angelica will be

leading this workshop drawing upon a rich background of working with
Alzheimer's patients using simple improv techniques. This will be a
workshop you will be grateful for having attended. Bring some folk you

know are caring for someone with Alzheimers. This could be a gift to

Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Please register with Jennifer Shaw at

Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
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

Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship
The Unitarian Universalist Student Fellowship invites you to
participate in
a seminar they have sponsored yearly on Ethics and Abuse In The
Relationship designed to help you meet the ethical challenges of
congregational life and ministerial practice.
The seminar will be held January 14 to 18, 2008, Monday to Friday, 8:30
to 12:30 pm, in Davis Hall and is an ethical analysis of the
relationship, outlining the inherent ethical risk in ministerial
of sexual and interpersonal abuse, designed to help clergy maintain
integrity in ministerial relationships. As well the seminar will to aid
clergy and lay leaders identify unethical conduct and potentially
situations, develop preventive strategies and healing skills in theirs
others' ministries and engage in ethical and competent ministries.
Theological, ethical, psychological and pastoral concerns are
along with related organizational, insurance, legal and public
matters. Presentations include videos, case studies, lectures,
and worship.
The seminar leader is the Reverend Dr. Deborah J. Pope-Lance, best
known at
ANTS as Adjunct Faculty in Thematic Preaching. She is also an
Minister with the First Parish in Wayland and a Licensed Marriage and
Therapist. Dr. Pope-Lance has a private practice in Natick, MA where
provides counseling for individuals and relationships, offers
and support to clergy and staff teams both routinely and in the
aftermath of
predecessor-minister's misconduct. Dr. Pope-Lance is co-author of the
Institute book, When A Congregation is Betrayed: Responding to Clergy
Misconduct. For more information contact Dr. Pope-Lance at <>

Recital in Wilson Chapel - Wednesday
You are cordially invited to a
Presented by
April Spencer, soprano
Kimberly Salico-Diehl, piano

Wednesday, October 10
12:30 pm
Wilson Chapel

Works by Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, and Tom Jones

The Recital will move into the prelude as we prepare for the Coming Out
Service .

The UCC Mass Environmental Ministries and ANTS Ecology Ministry are
hosting an all day conference on Faith & Our Environment this Saturday,
October 13, on Andover Newton's campus. ANTS students, faculty and staff
can attend free of charge.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. outside Stoddard Auditorium with
beginning at 9:45 a.m. on the subjects of "leadership in times of
crisis," "using drama and humor to tell our Creation's stories,"
diet, " and more. The morning plenary session at 11 a.m. will feature
Carlos J. Correa Bernier speaking on the subject of environmental
Afternoon workshops at 1:00 p.m. include "the great turning," "lobbying
a faith perspective," "MA Interfaith Power and Light," with repeats of
morning subjects. 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
Church of Christ website:

If you can help with registration they are looking for a few volunteers
please be in touch with Elizabeth England at

If you have any questions on the conference, please call Cristina
Cabrera at
617-872-8275 or email her at (phone is best).

By now, many of you visiting Wilson Chapel may have noticed *The Art
of the Parables" - a wonderful exhibit by artist Charles McCollough. As
a kickoff to the weekend Parables Symposium, The Worship and the Arts
Program would like to invite you to a Reception and Gallery Talk on
Thursday, October 18, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meet the artist, learn about
his inspired work, and enjoy community and snacks.

AND*There is still time to register for the *Parables as Riddles,
Parables as Revelation* Symposium, taking place on Saturday, October
20th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate this Sunday
Please join The Ruah Spirituality Institute on Sunday, October 14, 2007
at 2:00 PM in the Wilson Chapel for an afternoon of music, the dancing
of dervishes, and inspiring readings from the work of 13th century Sufi
mystic Jelaluddin Rumi, whose poetry is filled with a longing for God
the Friend and the Beloved.

Andover Newton faculty and students are admitted free. Come and
celebrate Rumi's 800th birthday!!

For additional information, you can see the flyers around campus, or
contact the Ruah Spirituality Institute at 617/277-0036

Thank you from Adele Hajj
Dear Andover Newton Community,
I am writing on behalf of our dear Adele Hajj who has asked me to
communicate to you her deepest "Thank You" for all your thoughts and
prayers during her prolonged illness. She is recovering at home and
still has a way to go before she will be back to her full heath. She
asks for your ongoing payers during this time since it means so much to
her. She wants you to know that she feels strengthened by your support.
I also know that she is looking forward to the time she will be back at
work amongst us. And, I know we will all rejoice when she is with us
again. If you would like to send a note, her address is:
22 Austin Street,
Charlestown, MA 02129
Your faithful scribe,
Sharon Thornton

Elie Wiesel Lecture - The Jewishness of Jesus - Sponsored by JOTH
Due to a scheduling change by Boston University that was out of the
of JOTH the Elie Wiesel lecture titled "The Jewishness of Jesus"
scheduled for Monday, October 15th, has been changed to Monday, October
at the same time and the same location.

If you are interested and able to attend this evening, please plan on
meeting the bus at 5:15pm in the Hebrew College parking lot.

****Please note that the Wiesel lecture series is still running on
consecutive Mondays (15th through the 29th) from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in
Student Union of Metcalf Hall at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Although
many of
us are planning on attending the entire series, Hebrew College and
Newton are only providing transportation to and from the lecture being
on the 29th which is the "Jewishness of Jesus".