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Friday, January 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 11, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Prayer request
- Art Night
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January

Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!

You can access Connect at using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.

Prayer request
Please keep Rachel de Thomas and Don Allard in your thoughts and
prayers. Rachel is Sherry Thomas' daughter and Don is Rachel's husband.
They recently lost a shop to fire, one where Don had the bulk of his
major woodworking equipment for his business. Among the things they
lost was an irreplaceable 14 foot, 2 ton, century old lathe on which Don
made all the balusters for the recent major renovation of Trinity Church
in Boston. It's a devastating loss financially, as the equipment was not
insured. Please keep Rachel, Don, and Sherry in your thoughts and
prayers as they begin to pull their lives back together in the wake of
this devastating loss.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Art Night
Art Night continues throughout January term.
All are welcome (even if you don't consider yourself
to be an artist)
This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at

Message from the Writing Tutor
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesday January
15 would be happy to meet with you. Other dates in January might also
be possible.

In February, the midday writing groups will likely continue on both
Tuesday and Thursday.

In the meantime, I'm happy to comment on your work via email, if we've
already met.

Looking forward to seeing you in the new year.

Helen Snively
ANTS writing tutor
Worcester 302

One Day Training for Ministers

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $175 includes all materials.
Berkeley Room (next to Kendall Hall), Andover-Newton Theological School

Directions at; parking available behind building.

Professional seminar director Rev. Robin Zucker teaches students,
clergy and counselors to use a series of respected, religion-neutral
counseling programs with pre-marital and marital couples. This seminar
will expand ministerial competencies, and enrich your counseling and
ministry practice for years to come. BYO Lunch; light breakfast
provided. Information and registration links at:

Contact the Rev, Zucker at, 978-369-0260

Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
Focus the Nation: A National Teach-in to Raise Awareness about Global
Climate Change

On Thursday, Jan. 31-the first day of the Spring semester-the ANTS
community will be participating in Focus the Nation (check out Community forums, special worship services,
an interfaith sacred meal, and an all-night prayer vigil will help us
place the issue of global climate change in our own context here at
ANTS. We will learn together about what connects our faith to the
environment, and what it means to be spiritual leaders in a time of
ecological crisis.

We invite you to participate!
*Check out the Emerging Ecology Fellowship's website over the
holidays for updates.
*Contact Tempest Brevard <> or Christina Ray
<> to get involved.
*Show up and help Focus the Nation. Activities will be occurring from
the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 30 until morning worship on Friday, Feb.
Hope to see you there!

Cafateria opening
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu

Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships
for racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit

From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

Summer Institute in Art and Worship
It's coming! Save the dates!

Summer Institute in Art and Worship,
June 22-25, 2008

Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground

Keynote presenters include:

Marty Haugen, a composer of liturgical music for both
Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. He has
had over 400 compositions published by GIA, Augsburg
Fortress and various other publishers. For the past 25
years he has presented workshops and concerts across
North America and in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Asia and
Central America for church musicians and anyone
interested in the renewal of worship.

Susan Briehl, a Lutheran pastor for 25 years is an
associate with the Valparaiso Project on Education and
the Formation of People in Faith. Her writings
include: Come, Lord Jesus, devotions for Advent,
Christmas and Epiphany, Turn my Heart: a Sacred
Journey from Brokenness to Healing, (with Marty
Haugen) and several liturgical and hymn texts.

Watch for future mailings and brochures about details
of registration, credits, daily schedules, etc.

Bookstore hours for January
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout January so you can purchase books for Winterim and
have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring textbooks will
begin arriving in early January.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you

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.