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Thursday, November 01, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 01, 2007

In this message:

- Rev. Peter Gomes
- Services for Al Dean
- Chapel News (Nov. 3 - Nov. 9)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks

Rev. Peter Gomes
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

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, or Jen Walker

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

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

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

Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
Dearest Community Members:
In the coming week our new chapel will be hosting a number of special

events, along with our usual weekly services. Please check out our
schedule below to see seven days of worship, fellowship, reflection
and remembrance at the Wilson Chapel.

Please join the admissions team at Open House on Sat. November 3rd as

we welcome prospective students into our worship experience. Morning

worship will be at 8:30 and run by Ned, and our afternoon worship at
2:45 will have a message offered by President Nick Carter and musical

offerings by Burns Stanfield.

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural
Wednesday: Donna Collins
Thursday: John Brock
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

Rev. Peter Gomes will be kicking off our Great Preacher Series at

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

Wednesday evening our campus will be hosting "Futuring Orlando
Costas" in the Chapel from 6:30pm to 8pm; this event if free and open

to the public.

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

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

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

Nick Page, song-leader extraordinaire, composer, musician, and
conductor of the Mystic Chorale in Arlington will be leading songs in
the Meetinghouse as a part of the WOTA 646F class on November 15th at
10:30 am. All are invited to participate. See his webpage at

Presentation with David Petee, Monday November 5th 12:00-1:30 PM Peck

David Petee, Director of Ministerial Credentialing will speak about how
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_
( or 203-435-6110

Ecology Fellowship
On Saturday, November 3rd, Americans will demand real leaders on
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
³Step It Up: It's Time For Climate Leaders²

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

Find out more information about an event near you at OR

Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
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.

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,

Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
Help To Build Centro Shalom
February 16-26, 2008

Spend 10 days in the Andes Mountains of Chile working with members of
the Pentecostal Church of Chile helping to build Centro Shalom.

Centro Shalom, when complete, will be a unique center where people can
experience a renewed relationship with God, themselves, others, and
nature while surrounded by the beauty of the Andes Mountains. An
educational center is planned with Biblical and Christian foundations,
where programs, camps, retreats and workshops will be held and the
theories, practical techniques, and group dynamics will be explored to
develop stewards committed to Shalom and to the culture of peace, the
care of the earth and spiritual development.

NEEDED: 5 YOUTH, 1 FEMALE ADULT LEADER (she must be fluent in Spanish)
We are seeking a small and very select group of participants to work on
the first cluster of buildings for Centro Shalom. Participants will be
involved in, but not limited to, painting, landscaping, hanging sheet
rock, installing finish floors and other types of finish work in the new
Visitor Center and surrounding buildings. A willingness to work as part
of a team is far more important than specific skills in carpentry or

This trip is not for everybody…., but for those seeking a spiritual
renewal through working in the pristine Andes Mountains with like-minded
souls, this could be the trip for you. Working conditions as well as
living arrangements may be somewhat primitive with camping being the
most likely accommodation. Participants should be in reasonably good
physical condition.
Interested? Space is limited. Applications are now being accepted.
The cost is $2,300 per person and includes travel and all
accommodations. Would you like more information? Please email Terry
Hall at

Sponsored by The Chile Mission Partnership Committee, Commission for
Mission and Justice Ministries of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ.

Tom O'Brien

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.

Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
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,