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Friday, November 30, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 30, 2007

In this message:

- SA Treasurer Resignation and Call for Candidates
- Prayers
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Holiday Party
- Chapel News (Dec. 3 – Dec. 7)
- Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
- Finding Light In The Darkness
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Winter and Spring Course Changes
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks

SA Treasurer Resignation and Call for Candidates
We are sorry to report that Cristina Cabrera has found she needs to
resign as Student Association Treasurer. Due to technical difficulties,
all SA Fiscal files had to be completely reconstructed twice during this
semester. The additional work from this on top of Cristina's classes and
other commitments has proven to require more time than she has
available. We thank her for the work she has put in to reconstruct the

The Student Association will be holding elections to fill the Treasurer
position for the remainder of the 2007-2008 academic year. Think you
might be interested in running? Check out the Treasurer description in
the SA Constitution in the Handouts section of the Student Association
Group in ANTS Connect. Letters of intent to run should be emailed to These letters should include a brief paragraph about
your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Please extend your prayers to Emily Leavitt. Emily broke her arm this
past weekend in a very bad place and will know the extend of damage
after surgery is performed. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank

Toni DiPina

Holiday Shoebox Ministry
We have almost completed November and so far we have 50 promised
shoeboxes on the way. Our goal is 500 boxes. Remember this is a great
activity for your youth groups. Thank you to all who have contributed
thus far. As we head into December the Black Student Fellowship and the
Baptist Fellowship would like to remind you that shoeboxes can be
dropped off on Wednesdays at All School Chapel services and also anytime
during the week in Nancy Nienhuis' office. We would like to thank all of
the professors, staff, and students who are supporting us in our efforts
with this Ministry. We look forward to receiving your boxes and we hope
you will make this a part of your Thanksgiving rituals this year.

Peace and Blessings,

ANTS Baptist Fellowship
ANTS Black Student Fellowship

Message from the Writing Tutor
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302, through Dec. 13. I could also see you on Friday Dec. 7th,
and will be on campus a few times in January, depending on your needs.

Come see me once, or regularly, or join one of the writing groups that
will continue in the spring. Drop in if you like, but it's better to
email me for an appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email.

Hope to hear from you!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
617-964-1100 x 282

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

Chapel News (Dec. 3 – Dec. 7)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 26-Nov. 30)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural
Wednesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Thursday: Kurt Walker
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

Professor Brita Gill-Austern will be sharing the message at WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers every Wednesday of the academic year
@ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship will be holding worship Thursday, Dec.
6, at which Toni DiPina will be preaching.

Please remember that we will be hosting a Sufi event on campus
beginning on Friday. All are welcome. Please see the website for

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at

Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
The Prison Ministries Fellowship will meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m.
Dec. 3rd to talk about the upcoming visitation program through
Partakers, and to have some more some mores.

We now have three of the requested four volunteers for our ANTS
visitation team, and need just ONE MORE so let Bill Gural know if you
might be interested. or 781-698-6753
Mt. 25:43.

Finding Light In The Darkness
This program, sponsored by Journeys On The Hill, is Thursday, December
at 5:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

Come join us as students and faculty from Andover Newton and Hebrew
seek to learn more about each other's faith traditions at this special
of year.

The evening will start with a light seasonal dinner and informal
conversation surrounding various questions including: What is a
holiday custom in your family? What are the responsibilities for
clergy in
your tradition at this time of year? What aspect of the holiday in
tradition is often misunderstood by people of other faith traditions?
will then spend time looking at the traditions of Hanukkah, Winter
Advent and Christmas through familiar songs and texts of our

This event is FREE. This event is open to all students, faculty and
administration of ANTS and HC and no signup is required.

Justice and Peace Fellowship
ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
December 3rd from 5:00 to 6:00 in the ANTS cafeteria. We welcome all
who are interested
in being involved with the issues of Justice and Peace on campus and in
investigating how we
may be able to effect an enduring justice through radical love in our
community and beyond. We
will discuss actions already planned and actions such as the upcoming
ANTS Peace Week in the
spring and actions yet to be fully envisioned.

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to be added to
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at

Winter and Spring Course Changes

The following CHANGES have been made to Winter Courses:

CANCELED: INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial

The following CHANGES have been made to Spring Semester Courses:

CANCELED: PSYF/FHSP 702S The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual
ADDED: WCHR/GCIM 717S North American Contributions to World
Christianity: A Survey - Prof. Jeyaraj
CHANGED: OLDT/WOTA 648S Psalms and Worship in Israel - time change from
Tuesday evening to afternoon

For other course and schedule information, please check the ANTS

The Sacred Journey: Leading a Congregation Through Lent
Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 includes lunch

How does your congregation observe the season of Lent?

In this workshop, led by Shelley Stackhouse, we will explore both
ancient and new traditions for walking the journey through Lent on
Sunday mornings. We will also discuss other possible observances in
worship, prayer and other disciplines that might happen throughout the
Since the journey has a destination, if not an ending, we will also
focus on how to celebrate Palm Sunday and shape a rhythm of worship
through the other Holy Week services culminating in Easter.

See the website for a flyer and registration form.

Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Meetinghouse

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.
This is a great way to reduce end of the semester stress!

Questions? Contact, Martha Bays,