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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- New Winter Course
- Reconciliation Work
- Holiday Party
- Looking for volunteers to visit inmates
- Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
- Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
- Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
- "KILOWATT OURS" SCREENING THURSDAY NOV 15
- New Vending Machines in Upper Noyes
- Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
- Winter 2008 course cancel
- Prayer Request for Dianne Dugan
- Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green
- Ordination Service for Jason Alspaugh

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Winter Registration Is Online!!
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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 http://connect.ants.edu 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.

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New Winter Course
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HIST 770W-Topics in Mysticism-A Video Conference Course-ANTS/BTS/CRCDS
An examination of the writings of selected mystics in the Christian
tradition. The theological and pastoral implications of the mystical
tradition will be examined. This course fulfills the HIST upper-level
requirement.
January 3-15; 1-5 pm. Prof. Glen Miller, Academic Dean BTS

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Reconciliation Work
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This Friday ANTS is hosting a Boston Theological Institute conference
Making a Place at the Table:
Facilitating Re-entry of Sex Offenders through Circles of Support and
Accountability.

One of the presenters and organizers, Rev. Mark Hemenway of New England
Prison Ministries, is looking for students to role play a few scenarios.

Friday, November 16, 2007 (8:30am-4pm) at the Wilson Chapel.

To register go to www.bostontheological.org.

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu

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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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Looking for volunteers to visit inmates
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We need two more people to complete a visitation team which will visit
an inmate once a month, be in relationship with that person who is in
the Partakers' College Behind Bars program, and to pray for that person
regularly.

If we get four more, we can start another team. Please pray for this.


Bill Gural
Prison Ministry Fellowship
Mt. 25

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Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
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Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: PLEASE NOTE: there will be no morning prayer today due to the

holiday
Tuesday: Martha Bayes
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: Ned Allyn Parker
Friday: Kurt Walker

Wednesday at Morning Prayer will be a special service as we bless the

water of our indoor fountain. Please join us at this special time.

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

Wednesday Community Chapel will be lead by Greg Mobley's Preaching and
Exegesis Class.

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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Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
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Contact Judy Brandon and we'll get the Butterball rolling.
I'd be glad to provide turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and
apple pie. What would you like to bring?
If we bake the turkey in the new convection oven in Upper Noyes we can
meet there early in the day for appetizers, games, puzzles, etc....
while dinner cooks and after the meal. Let's plan a time that works to
make a festive day.
How about we put the new space to good use?

Contact me at:
jbrandon@ants.edu
or
jkbrn71@yahoo.com

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Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
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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
availability.
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:
jbrandon@ants.edu
or
jkbrn71@yahoo.com

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"KILOWATT OURS" SCREENING THURSDAY NOV 15
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Join us for the Environmental Film Series! Thursday, Nov 15th we're
showing
the documentary "Kilowatt Ours" in Davis Hall, Room 202, at 6:30 p.m.
Discussion to follow at 7:30 p.m. Bring your dinner, we'll bring the
popcorn!
Sponsored by the Emerging Ecology Fellowship. For more information
about
the movie visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org.

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New Vending Machines in Upper Noyes
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On Friday, November 16 the vending machines in Sturtevant will be
removed and new vending machines will be installed in the kitchen area
of Upper Noyes. These vending machines also work as change machines so
if you need change for laundry and so forth you can use these (No
purchase necessary). Sodexho will operate these machines so we expect
they will be serviced more regularly and with greater care than the old
ones were.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
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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

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

Where:
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street
Belchertown, MA 01007-0603
(413) 323-7442
Directions and map available on the church website
http://www.belchertownucc.org


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

RSVP to Kathie Carpenter at kacarp@comcast.net
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

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

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Prayer Request for Dianne Dugan
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Please pray for Dianne Dugan '06 as she prepares for back surgery on
Thursday. She will be in Rhode Island for several days following the
procedure before heading home. Dianne has settled into her new place
in
Clinton, MA and is looking forward to building community there once
she
recovers from the surgery.

Thank you,

Julia Woodward

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Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green
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Discerning Which Winterim Course To Take?

Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green:
Eco-Theology for our Times on November 29th

Join the Emerging Ecology Fellowship for an evening with Rev. Mary
Westfall,
visiting professor of this winterim's eco-theology course. Rev.
Westfall,
pastor of Durham Community Church in NH and editor of The Greening of
Faith,
will be joining us in person Thursday, November 29 to talk about her
upcoming course and to visit with us about what it means to have a
green
ministry.

Come, bring your dinner, and join us anytime between 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
in the
Student Lounge in Upper Noyes.

For more information about Rev. Mary Westfall and the Emerging Ecology
Fellowship visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org.

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Ordination Service for Jason Alspaugh
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I will be ordained to the Christian ministry on Sunday, November 25,
2007 at 5pm at the First Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio. I'd once
again like to thank you, my Andover Newton family, for all of your
love,support and instruction, and invite you to this important time in
my life of faith. I know many of you will be with me in spirit, but if
you are in the area your physical presence is certainly welcome. Love
you much, Jason.