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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 31, 2007

In this message:

- Rev. Peter Gomes
- Services for Al Dean
- Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- 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)
- PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks


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Rev. Peter Gomes
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Hear and talk with one of America's greatest preachers
Andover Newton Bicentennial Preaching Program

Rev. Peter Gomes
Special worship and forum for clergy on preaching
Nov 7th, 1PM, WILSON CHAPEL


As part of ANDOVER NEWTON'S 200th anniversary celebrations, we are
offering a major series on the future of great preaching in America.

The series will open NOVEMBER 7th with a special program featuring Rev.
Peter Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey
Minister in The Memorial Church at Harvard University. Widely considered
to be one of America's most distinguished preachers, Gomes will preach
at the 1:00PM November 7th worship service in Wilson Chapel and then
stay on for a facilitated dialogue with all those in attendance. The
Gomes program is free of charge

The full series will launch in January with a special two part program
and then continue in February through April with 6 more guests. While
the series will feature some of the most widely recognized names in
American preaching, it will also highlight new and emerging voices we
believe represent the future of the art.
A special forum for area clergy will follow each program in conjunction
with the worship services. These limited subscription programs will
offer participants the opportunity to discuss both inspiration and
technique with the guest preachers. The series will have a subscription
fee. Discounts will be offered to Andover Newton alums.
The series will be led by Rev Bill Turpie, producer and host of The
Great Preachers series on Odyssey and Hallmark Channels. Turpie will be
joined by Rev. Martin Copenhaver and Rev. Burns Stanfield, Adjunct
Professor of Preaching and Pastor of South Boston Presbyterian Church.

Look for promotional brochure on entire series in coming weeks.
More info?: Dr. Sarah Drummond, sdrummond@ans.edu or Jen Walker
jwalker@ants.edu

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Services for Al Dean
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy Dean and her family on the
death
yesterday, Oct. 30, of her husband, Albert Dean.

A WW II Navy veteran, Al Dean was a member of the First Baptist Church
in
Melrose and was highly involved within the church in Massachusetts.
He
served as TABCOM president from 1980-81 and also as the TABCOM
business
manager preceding Eric Grey. He also served as Trustee of the Boston
Baptist
Social Union, Trustee of the Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society,
Treasurer of the Massachusetts Bible Society, Treasurer of the
Massachusetts
Council of Churches, and Treasurer and Trustee Emeritus of the Andover
Newton Theological Seminary. Al was also a Trustee at
Melrose-Wakefield
Hospital, Trustee Emeritus of the New England Deaconess Association,
Directed the Board at The Pines Retirement Home, and a member of the
Ocean
Park Association of Ocean Park, ME.

In his spare time, Al enjoyed railroads and the Boston Red Sox.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, Nov. 4 at the First Baptist
Church
in Melrose at 3 p.m. Visiting hours and burial will be
private. A full-text of his obituary is at Robinson Funeral Home of
Melrose,
MA,

www.robinsonfuneralhome.com.

Wendy Maxfield
Assistant to the Executive Minister
The American Baptist Churches of MA

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Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
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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
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

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 NParker@ants.edu.

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Spanish Language for Ministry
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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:

http://cetlalic.org.mx/social_change_programs_mexico/church_leaders.htm


Please don't miss out on this unique opportunity.


Jason Boyd
Vice President, ANTS Student Association

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Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
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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


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Andover Newton Community Art Sale
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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 garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

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UUCANS Events
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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_ (mailto: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
students.
Presentation with David Petee, Monday November 5th 12:00-1:30 PM Peck
Room
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

David Petee, Director of Ministerial Credentialing will speak about how
to
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_
(mailto:omkrimkali@aol.com) or 203-435-6110


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Ecology Fellowship
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Who's a Leader? NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
On Saturday, November 3rd, Americans will demand real leaders on
global
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
action:
³Step It Up: It's Time For Climate Leaders²

ANTS Community - Let's Join the Movement! There are 33 events already
in
the making in Massachusetts, 13 in New Hampshire, 18 in Vermont, and 7
in
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
carpool
there - including members of the Andover Newton Emerging Ecology
Fellowship!)

Find out more information about an event near you at
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org OR http://www.stepitup2007.org


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Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
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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.

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Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
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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, wgural@ants.edu
781-698-6753

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Thursday UU worship service (Wilson Chapel, Nov 1)
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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
mind!

From your UU student worship coordinators:
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)

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PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
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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.

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Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
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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, mbays@ants.edu