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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 24, 2007

In this message:

- Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
- Bookstore has extended its hours
- Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship service Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
- Morning Prayer
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- 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

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

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!

Morning Prayer
So far this semester we have had 18 members of our community from 6
different faith traditions offer 35 reflections at morning prayer. Our
four liturgists also help foster the community that comes in worship and
are from three different faith traditions, themselves...
Join us during this time of midterms (Sheol?) as we continue to begin
each morning in worship together.
Take care,

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

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,

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