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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In this message:

- Memorial for Nicky Kirby
- Nicky Kirby Arrangements
- Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
- BSF chapel
- The Art of Parables
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- Planning for World AID's Day Service
- This Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein
- ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As

Memorial for Nicky Kirby
We will gather as an Andover Newton community on Monday, October 22 at
5:15 pm in the WilsonChapel sanctuary to remember Nicole Kirby. Please
join us and feel free to invite others to do so. If you would like to
help plan the service please meet in my office on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5

Thank you,


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Nicky Kirby Arrangements
Dear Community Members,

Many of you have asked about the funeral arrangements for Nicky.
Nicki's wake will be on Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Benson Funeral Home
in St. Cloud MN and the funeral will be at 11 am on Wednesday at the
Peace UCC in St. Cloud where she served as an interim this past summer.
Apparently the funeral home is planning to put a pictorial history of
Nicki's life up on their website. Their web site is:

Benson Funeral Home
1111 25th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
phone: 320-252-3132

If you wish to send a card to the family you can do so at the following

Joe and Denise Kirby
7403 98th St. South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Incidentally, Nicky graduated in 2007--I had the year wrong. I know we
will all miss her. We are planning a service for her on campus sometime
this week. When a date is set I will follow up with details (and if you
would like to help plan this please let me know)

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 15-19) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Nancy Willbanks
Thursday: Toni DiPina
Friday: Karen Hodges

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

Sarah Drummond will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL which is also our Commissioning for students
participating in Field Education. Please join us!

Thursday Chapel: Led by Black Student Fellowship in the African
American tradition

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

BSF chapel
The Black Student Fellowship invites you to come and worship in the
Black Church tradition. BSF chapel service will be held this coming
Thursday 10/18, 1pm -2pm in Wilson Chapel. ANTS graduating Senior
Minister Irving Morgan will deliver the message. All are welcome.

The Art of Parables
Recent Sculptures
Charles McCollough
September 10-November 2, 2007

Reception and Gallery Talk, Thursday, October 18, 5-7
p.m. in Wilson Chapel, Light Refreshments will be

Charles McCollough was Artist in Residence in 2001 and
adjunct faculty in 2002 at Andover Newton Theological
School, and has had a number of sculpture exhibits in
the Meetinghouse Gallery. This exhibit, The Art of
Parables, is also the title of his new book to be
published next Spring. This book, with a CD of his
sculptures of the parables, is the result of a four
year study of parable scholarship and the creation of
sculptural images that interpret the parables in their
economic/political context. He studied sculpture as he
finished a Ph.D. in theology and served as a pastor
and national staff of the United Church of Christ.
Since 2000, he has worked full-time as a writer and
sculptor with numerous one-person exhibits of his
work. He lives with his spouse, Carol, on a farm in
Hopewell, New Jersey where he sculpts in clay, wood
and bronze.

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.

The Worship and the Arts Program at Andover Newton is sorry to announce
that the Parables Symposium that was to take place on October 20th has
been cancelled due to low enrollment, and will be rescheduled for
another time.

The Charles McCollough exhibit of "the Art of the Parables" is still
ongoing in the Wilson Chapel, and I would like to invite you to attend
the reception and gallery talk by the artist that will be held on campus
on Thursday, October 18th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform you of an
upcoming Advent Planning workshop, led by Maren Tirabassi, that will
take place on November 10th, from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please watch the
website, e-news and further publicity for more details.

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

This Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein
his Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein

This Thursday, October 18th, at 4:30PM, the next program in the series,
Spiritual Journeys, will be held at President Carter's home. The
featured guest will be Rev. Victoria Weinstien, adjunct faculty member
in worship, ANTS D Min student, and Minister of the First Parish
Unitarian Church in Norwell MA. The program is open to all guests and
lasts about an hour.

A life-long Unitarian Universalist, Victoria Weinstein was a high
school English and drama teacher and working actress before beginning
her seminary studies in 1994. In the summer of 1993, she was awarded a
grant from the National Endowments for the Humanities to study the
American Transcendentalists with Professor David Robinson of Oregon
State University.
In 1997, Victoria won a Feminist Theology Award from the Unitarian
Universalist Women's Federation for her work, "She Is Risen:
Reclaiming the Myth of Persephone as a Resurrection Narrative for
Women." She has lectured widely on the myth of Persephone and its
application for pastoral care to women, and published a
Persephone-themed worship service in Celebrating Easter and Spring,
published by Anne Miniver Press.

Victoria's other areas of special interest are Jungian archetypal
psychology and the late medieval witch hunts in Europe. She has received
training in dream work and in spiritual direction.

Victoria has happily served as the minister of First Parish Unitarian
Church in Norwell since 2002.

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

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