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Thursday, January 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 17, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- From the Registrar's office
- Update on Kurt Walker
- Job Opening in the Mail Room
- Library schedule notice
- Course Announcement
- Art Night
- Wilson Chapel wins award
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- 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.

From the Registrar's office
The following courses have low enrollment and by next Wednesday,
January 23, the Dean's office will decide if the courses will be

WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

Update on Kurt Walker
Hello Friends,

After being in the hospital from late last Friday evening until Monday
morning , I am feeling better than before I left. I take some comfort
in knowing that this infection most certainly took hold the day before I
left but I mistook it for a bug that had been traveling through the
family. Indeed, the infection was brought on by a strain of bacteria
that is common everywhere. I am having a wonderful time here in
(Madurai) talking to students and faculty at the Tamil Nadu Theological
Seminary about their experiences of Christianity here in India and have
had my liturgical world opened up immensely in this beautifully
pluralistic environment. I will be meeting up with the rest of the
group in Chennai (Madras) tomorrow morning (Friday, 1/18). I think I
can speak for all when I say that we have had a most wonderful and truly
immersive experience here and could not have asked for a more
academically and spiritually enriching experience.

Thank you for your prayers and your concerns and blessings of peace to


Job Opening in the Mail Room
Mailroom Clerk

There is an opening for a mailroom clerk on the ANTS campus for the
spring semester. The job entails sorting and delivering mail on campus
and handing out packages to students two days a week from 11 to 4. If
you are interested, please send a short biography and your student
schedule to: Please use "Mail Room Clerk" in the
subject line.

Library schedule notice
Please note the following holiday schedule:
Saturday, Jan 19 open 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 20 closed
Monday, Jan 21 closed, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Course Announcement
Spring course for Ministers-in-the-Vicinity:

Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM For Ministers in the

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling.

For registration please fill out the MIV form

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

Wilson Chapel wins award
From hundreds of nominated projects, Andover Newton Theological School
- Wilson Chapel has been chosen as a Building of America project and
will be featured in the upcoming Real Estate & Construction Review-2008
New England Edition. Each Building of America project is highlighted in
a case study that intertwines the words of the project's
owner/developer, consultants, architects and contractors to explain how
the teams worked together to design and build one of the region's most
important, innovative or unique new construction or renovation projects.

The Real Estate & Construction Review has been published by
Construction Communications since 1997. Each edition is published
annually and features the region's top projects as determined by our
editorial board. The publication is read and referenced by leaders
within the region's local governments, economic development groups,
financial institutions, owners, architects and contractors. Each edition
will also be available online at The
website, accessed by industry leaders and decision makers throughout the
country, combines more than 30,000 links and millions of searches each
year. In January 2008 the company will begin a massive public relations
campaign utilizing PR Newswire. The campaign is designed to bring
millions of new viewers to the website.

We want to be sure that interviews will be available from the
owner/developer, architects, construction managers and/or general
contractors for the Andover Newton Theological School - Wilson Chapel
project. The writer assigned to this case study will be in contact with
your organization within the next few months. If you have any questions
or comments, feel free to contact Julie Zulch any time at 248-945-4700
ext. 115 or We look forward to working
with you.

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

Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from

Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to

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.