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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, November 28, 2007

In this message:

- Holiday Art Sale Cancelled
- November 29 Evening Event with Rev. Mary Westfall - CANCELLED
- 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
- Judson Lecture Reminder - Tomorrow Night!
- 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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Holiday Art Sale Cancelled
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This year's art sale, scheduled for this week, was cancelled. We
apologize
for not getting this announcement out earlier. Thanks to all for
supporting
the arts at ANTS.

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November 29 Evening Event with Rev. Mary Westfall - CANCELLED
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We just received word that Rev. Mary Westfall will NOT be able to join
us
tomorrow evening, November 29 from 5-8 p.m. Her brother has passed
away and
she'll be leaving tomorrow for Ohio to be with family and for his
service.
Mary looks forward to being with us in January for her course and has
offered to meet with the ecology fellowship then. Stay tuned for
rescheduling information. Thank you for your understanding and for
holding
Mary and her family in your prayers. Please stop by and sign a
sympathy
card in the student lounge.

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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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- 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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Judson Lecture Reminder - Tomorrow Night!
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Judson Visiting Professor Johnson Wu to Deliver Annual Judson Lecture
November 29, 7 p.m., Peck Room

The Reverend Dr. Wu Chang Shing (Johnson Wu), the Judson Visiting
Professor for 2007-2008, will deliver the annual Judson Lecture on
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Peck Room. The title of the
lecture is "Conflicts Between Chinese Intellectual and Christian
Identities: An Analysis of Contributions Made by Lew Timothy Tingfang
(1891-1947) to Chinese Christianity."

As a Christian intellectual, Lew Timothy Tingfang (1891-1947) was an
exceptional and controversial figure, who took twofold perspectives to
deal with Christianity and contemporary Chinese social changes. Like
most of the Chinese intellectuals of his period, Lew could not escape,
but was to face the challenges of the evolutionary social changes. He
eventually adopted the Social Gospel approach that emphasized both the
spiritual and political aspects of the Christian faith. He also promoted
modernization in China through Christian education.

This lecture will survey and evaluate how Lew faced social changes, he
simultaneously developed a theological view toward these social changes,
and how he promoted both "spiritual nd social-political" aspects of
Christian faith.

Wu Chang Shing grew up in Taiwan. He joined the Faculty of Taiwan
Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001, where he is Professor of the
History of Christianity in China and Director of the Program in Academic
Activities and Publication Works. He also serves as the Chief Editor of
the TBTS Annual Bulletin, a journal of research on Christianity and
contemporary issues.

He is the author of Christian Education in China: A Case of Timothy
Tingfang Lew (2005).

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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.)!