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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In this message:

- Volunteer Opportunity for the Massachusetts Conference for Women
- Winter 2008 Course Closed
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- UUCANS Events
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
- Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
- AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Winter and Spring Course Changes
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
- Art & Spirituality discussion


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Volunteer Opportunity for the Massachusetts Conference for Women
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The third annual Massachusetts Conference for Women will be held on
Tuesday,
December 11, 2007, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Our
volunteers have been an invaluable resource in past years, and it is
time
again to ask you to be a part of our successful conference.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact April Wade,
Outreach Coordinator, by email if at
awade@conferenceforwomen.org or by fax 617-209-1080 no later than
November
30, 2007. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact
me by phone at 866-251-3537.

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Winter 2008 Course Closed
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CMED 702/802W [CMED/NEWT] Teaching the Bible: Its Art and Craft is
closed.

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Holiday Shoebox Ministry
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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

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UUCANS Events
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- 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:

The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Michael Hall will lead our
worship service this coming Thursday, November 29: That's Heresy! It
has almost become a badge of honor in our time, and in our
comfortable pluralistic society, to be labeled a heretic. Today the
term has devolved into meaning something roughly equivalent to
"liberal minded". Or is it used as a label in our mental museum of
crazy religious ideas? Michael will explore why heresies and heretics
are as central to our denomination's present as they were to its past.
Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your
spirit and refresh your mind! Here is our remaining schedule for the
fall semester.

- 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 omkrimkali@aol.com
203-435-6110

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Holiday Party
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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
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

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

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

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Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
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Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 26-Nov. 30)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ian Holland
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Ned Allyn Parker
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

Professor Mark Heim 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.

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 NParker@ants.edu.

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Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
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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. wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753
Mt. 25:43.

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AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
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AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
Still deciding which Winterim course to take? Come meet Reverend Mary
Westfall this Thursday evening and learn more about her January Course,
The
Color of Hope is Green: Eco-Theology For Our Times. Rev. Westfall is
Pastor
of Durham Community Church in NH and editor of The Greening of Faith.

Rev. Westfall is visiting our campus at the request of the Emerging
Ecology
Fellowship and will be available for informal discussion during dinner
and
for a few hours into the evening. Come join us and learn more about
Mary's
green ministry and the class she'll be offering this January.

Thursday, November 29
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge in Upper Noyes
For more information visit, http://www.ecologyfellowship.org


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The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
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Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
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
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

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

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

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
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

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

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Justice and Peace Fellowship
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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
the
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at
kwalker@ANTS.edu

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Is Field Education in your future?
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Is Field Education in your future?

The first information session for students that will be entering into
Field Education in Fall of 2008 is Thursday, November 29. It will be
held in the Peck Room from 1:00-2:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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Winter and Spring Course Changes
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The following CHANGES have been made to Winter Courses:

CANCELED: INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial
Students

The following CHANGES have been made to Spring Semester Courses:

CANCELED: PSYF/FHSP 702S The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual
Direction
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
website.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
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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
week.
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.

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Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
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Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Meetinghouse
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, mbays@ants.edu

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Art & Spirituality discussion
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Faith, Joy, and...Karen?!??
ANTS Artists Talk about Spirituality in Their Artwork

This Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:15 p.m.
Small (downstairs) Chapel

Come on down & hear about connections between the visual and the
beyond-visual; the temporal and that which is beyond time.

Short presentations followed by lively discussion, and if you're
inspired further, you can go to Art Night afterwards (7-10 p.m.)!