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Friday, November 16, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 16, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- Prayers for Dusty and Nicole Keeton-Williams
- UUCANS Events
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 19 - Nov. 23)
- Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
- Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Judean and Christian
Holiday Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
- Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
- Winter 2008 course cancel
- Parking Ban notice
- Library Schedule for Fall Break Week
- Bookstore hours during fall break

Winter Registration Is Online!!
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

Prayers for Dusty and Nicole Keeton-Williams
I just wanted to give you an update on Nicole and the whole baby
situation. Nicole is scheduled for an induction first thing tomorrow
morning (i.e. 5.30 AM). They want to get started early because the
entire birthing process will likely take most of the day. Nicole and I
will be staying over in the hospital Friday night.

We would like people to pray that it goes well. We'll be there most of
the day so there would be plenty of time for prayers. We are especially
hoping that it will _not_ be a C-section, so that could be a very
specific prayer request. But also for Nicole's safety and wellbeing as
well as Symphanie's...

UUCANS Business Meeting Tuesday November 27th Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00

Next lunch gathering is Wednesday 11/28 in Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00 PM.

UU Worship Thursday November 29th 1:00-2:00 PM Wilson Chapel Michael
Hall Preaching

Next Pot Luck Forum is Monday 12/10 at 5:00 PM with Nick Carter in the
Peck Room.
Please bring food to share. All are welcome.

Any questions contact Christina Sillari

Holiday Party
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact or

Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
Please consider joining us as we work to ready the campus for the

Where: Meeting on the Quad
Date: November 29th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Refreshments: Hot Cocoa in Dean Nienhuis' office immediately

Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
There will be no Morning Prayer the week of November 19-23.
Safe travels to you all, friends.


You are invited to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner
6 PM Thanksgiving Day
Upper Noyes Hall

Appetizers and games
begin at 4 P M

Please let us know you're coming so we have an idea of numbers. Share
your traditional favorite for this festive meal. If you like to cook and
are on a limited budget, local produce from The Food Project will be
available for the meal. If you are unable to contribute, come anyway.
Your presence and enthusiasm will be most welcome.

Call or email Judy Brandon

Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
Calling all quilters and those who want to learn....

We have pillow forms and fabric, hoping to make use of your creativity
for some finishing touches.
Let's plan a quilting workshop. Let me know of your interest and
I am an intermediate-advanced level quilter willing to teach.
Possible dates and times include:
Monday evenings between now and the end of the semester.
Monday or Tuesday during Thanksgiving Break
A day (or two) during winter break.....let me know what's best
and we'll arrange and publish the day and time.

PS. If you have a sewing machine you are willing to bring or lend to
the process it would be much appreciated.

Contact Judy Brandon at:

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to if you're
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Judean and Christian Holiday
Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
To all students, faculty and staff of Andover Newton.

This event has been extraordinarily popular over the past few years and
hope that all can participate as all are welcome.

Please consider joining members of Journeys On The Hill in the Wilson
on Thursday, December 6th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for our annual
of Darkness and Light.

We will be explaining, discovering and celebrating the various
songs and scriptures of both Christian and Jewish traditions.

Food will be offered.

Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
Come to an Evening of Dessert, Conversation and Support

Share Stories and Experiences among New Friends
Get Support from Other LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC
Share Ideas about How Our Churches Can Welcome and Affirm Everyone

Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.

Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street
Belchertown, MA 01007-0603
(413) 323-7442
Directions and map available on the church website

This is a gathering for the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Same-gender-loving, Inter-sex, Queer, and Questioning
(Friends and allies will have an opportunity to meet at another time!)

RSVP to Kathie Carpenter at
no later than Tuesday, November 27 so we can plan food.

Sponsored by the Open and Affirming (ONA) Task Force,
Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

Winter 2008 course cancel
INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial Students had
been cancel.

Parking Ban notice
A winter parking ban prohibiting parking on the Quadrangle and the
front of Fuller Hall is in affect from November 15 through April 15
between the hours of 11:00 pm - 7:00 am. We appreciate your cooperation
in this matter, as it will help insure quick and easy snow removal when
the need arises.

Building & Grounds

Library Schedule for Fall Break Week
Saturday, November 17 10 a.m.-12 noon; 12:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 6-10 p.m.
Monday, November 19 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
November 22-23 Thanksgiving break, closed
Saturday, November 24 10 a.m.-12 noon; 12:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 25 6-10 p.m.

Bookstore hours during fall break
Monday, November 19 CLOSED
Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21 9 am - 2 pm

Books for winterim courses are being ordered to arrive by early