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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 20, 2008

In this message:

- Commencement is Coming!
- Graduating Seniors
- ¡Habla español!
- WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
- Prayers delayed: A lathe unusable.a family hungry
- Concert Friday, Feb. 22, 8 pm. Wilson Chapel
- Chapel News (February 17-23)
- Current UU Thursday worship schedule
- Important UUCANS Meeting Rescheduled
- Message from the writing tutor
- Conference on Ministries
- LASAGNA DINNER
- Transpire service
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Prison Ministry
- Scholarships


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Commencement is Coming!
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The 2008 Andover Newton Commencement celebration will be held on
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A reception will follow
under a tent on the quad. The 2008 Baccalaureate service will be
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel, and a dessert reception
will follow it.

If you are a returning student and would like to help us with
Commencement or Baccalaureate by volunteering please let me know. If
you are graduating, we look forward to welcoming you and your family and
friends to the celebration. More information will be forthcoming so
please check your Andover Newton email account regularly. If you have
questions at this point please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

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Graduating Seniors
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Dear 2008 graduates

This email comes to you on behalf of the your fellow seniors on the
commencement planning team - Cindy Antonuk, Janet Bush, Donna Colletti
Lowre, Nel Fields and Debbie Thornton.

Commencement will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, May 17.
There are several events associated with commencement besides the
diploma-awarding ceremony itself, including a baccalaureate worship
celebration followed by a reception on Friday evening.

Traditionally, graduating seniors contribute to planning the
baccalaureate service through suggesting themes, scripture or other
readings, and the faculty speaker.

We are asking you now for suggestions, and nominations for a faculty
speaker. Once we've received your input, we will suggest readings and a
theme to the Baccalaureate committee, which is headed by Greg Mobley.
In addition, if there is no clear consensus on a recommended faculty
speaker, we will get back to you and ask for an informal vote.

Please respond asap to Janet Bush at jbush@ants.edu. We need your
input by February 28 at the latest!

Again - we'd like your suggestions for baccalaureate:

Faculty Speaker - Who would you like to hear from?
Scripture/Reading -What text would you suggest?
Theme - What should the theme or topic be?

Thanks

Cindy, Janet, Donna, Nel and Debbie

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¡Habla español!
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Having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

We will be meeting Tuesday 2/26/08 in the cafeteria during lunch --
most likely starting about 12pm. Normally we will have the Small Dining
Room, however it is not available this week. We are making this a
regular event, and for the 26th we may even bring some readings or what
not to share. So if you are feeling the need to come and practice your
Spanish, or even just want to listen to some Spanish, be sure to come.
For more information, contact Jason Boyd (JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come,
and just look for us in a corner of the cafeteria! ¡Nos vemos!

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WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
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We're looking for items to outfit a new student lounge in Farwell Hall.
The administration has given us two rooms to use as a community
gathering place; we just need to furnish them ourselves. Anything you
think would be useful is wanted! Couches, chairs, a TV, a foosball
table... if you've got anything you'd like to donate, let us know!

Additionally, any donations made to this project are tax deductible!
Let us know if you need more information!

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

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Prayers delayed: A lathe unusable.a family hungry
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Six weeks ago tonight, my son-in-law, Don, lost his wood lathe in a
devastating fire. As a wood turner who makes museum quality,
Shaker-inspired
furniture, Don lost both his source of income and an expression of his
creativity. My daughter, Rachel, works in the ethereal real estate
market in
rural New Hampshire and so generates no income during the winter.
Finding a
replacement lathe was key to the survival of my daughter's family
which
includes 2 young boys. Through your prayers, a replica of the 2 ton/14
foot
long lathe was found, shipped and installed in the barn attached to my
daughter's home. We all thanked God and believed that the worst was
behind
us. Not so, we are afraid to report. The lathe is still not attached
to
electricity: a function of its age, design and hungry three-phase
power
needs. As my daughter wrote me yesterday, "We have gone through 3
electricians and have yet to find someone who can figure out the
3phase
converter. Times are tough right now but we have the love."

I ask for your continued prayers that the lathe will be soon powered up
and
producing both works of art and income to feed my family.

Friends of Rachel and Don have set up a relief account at the local
bank:

Allard Fire Fund, Lake Sunapee Savings, P.O. Box 326, Bradford, NH
03221.

Many thanks and many blessings, Sherry Thomas.

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Concert Friday, Feb. 22, 8 pm. Wilson Chapel
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Jetro da Silva, ANTS student and Berklee faculty, will lead a group
(piano, drums bass, percussion and vocal) performing Christian and
secular music with an African/American.Brazilian/Gospel/Jazz flavor.
The title is "A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression" - come find out
what that means!

Concert is free, thanks to the generosity of the Central Congregational
Church of Newton Legacy Trust.

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Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
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Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 18-23) will
be offered by:
Monday: HOLIDAY: NO MORNING PRAYER
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker
Saturday: Special Morning Worship as part of the Conference on
Ministries
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Gary Smith 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 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship and UUCANS will be holding worship
together on Thursday,
February 21st.

There will be a special worship on Saturday February 23rd as part of
the Conference on Ministries.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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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Current UU Thursday worship schedule
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Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your friends
for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind! This
week's worship service will be led by the Rev. Aaron Payson, an ANTS
graduate, pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester.
"Riding The Razors Edge" is a reflection inspired by the a collection
of essays published in "The Heart Is A Little To The Left"
(Dartmouth, 1991) by William Sloan Coffin.

February 21 : Rev Aaron Payson
February 28 : Duffy Peet / Tim House co-leading
March 6 : (open)
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

From the worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)

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Important UUCANS Meeting Rescheduled
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Tuesday February 26th 12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch Meeting in Upper Noyes
Discussion of Bi-Law Revisions and Planning Semester Events
Please join us. UUCANS Leadership team.

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Message from the writing tutor
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Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing.

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282

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Conference on Ministries
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Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

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LASAGNA DINNER
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THE FIRST CHURCH IN WEYMOUTH MASS. IS HAVING A HOMEMADE LASAGNA
DINNER WITH SOUP AND SALADS. ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD AT 7:00 PM.

COST IS $10 ADULTS /$5 KIDS /$25 FAMILY. FIRST CHURCH IS AT 11
CHURCH ST IN WEYMOUTH FOR DIRECTIONS AND TICKETS CALL DANIEL KELLEHER
AT (781)-424-0742.

I DANIEL KELLEHER MAKE THE FOUR DEFERENT LASAGNAS (MEAT, 10 VEGETABLE,
LOBSTER, NEW ENGLAND)
KIND FRIENDLY FOOD IS AVAILABLE AND ALL OTHER FOOD FROM SCRATCH. I PAY
FOR ALL THE FOOD, COOK IT
ALL, AND WITH HELP SERVE IT ALL. 100% OF THE MONEY FROM THE SALE OF
TICKETS GOES TO THE CHURCH.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
I AM A YOUTH MINISTRY MAJOR AT ANTS. I WILL HAVE TICKETS WITH ME ON AT
LUNCH.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!
IN CHIRST NAME DANIEL KELLEHER

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Transpire service
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Transpire

A Trans-led Church Service
An ecumenical celebration
of Transgender Lives
breathing spirit into
community

Sunday February 24 at 5 pm

Worship Celebration with Fellowship Meal to follow
In the Chapel of College Avenue Methodist Church
@ 14 Chapel Street (near Davis Square), Somerville, MA

We are blessed by the tremendous gifts & graces that transgender people
bring into our churches and communities. Join us, as trans people from
many different religious & spiritual backgrounds gather with family &
friends for an inspiring, spirit-filled evening!

How to get there
Two blocks from the Davis Square T stop on the Red Line
Wheelchair accessible through the Chapel Street entrance

Sponsored by Cambridge Welcoming Ministries

For more information:
www.cambridgewelcomingministries.org or email Sean - sdelmore@gmail.com


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One Day Training for Ministers
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PREPARE/ENRICH
Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $175 includes all materials.

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:

http://www.flowingforce.com

Contact the Rev, Zucker at flowingforce@comcast.net, 978-369-0260

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Prison Ministry
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Are you interested in finding more about prison ministry and outreach?

ANTS and our Prison Ministry Fellowship is hosting to events with
Partakers Prison Ministry.

Tues. Feb. 26th 3:30-6 p.m. in the Peck Room. Join us beside the fire
for some great conversation about how the Holy Spirit is moving in the
prisons. Laura Tuach of Partakers, Harold Adams of Committee on
Friends and Families of Prisoners, and a Mothers on the Move
representative will be speaking. Please come for as long as you want or
are able!

Fri. Feb. 29th 1-4 p.m. Lower sanctuary of Wilson Chapel. Leap in
Leap Day with a bound into prison visitation. We have a team already
assembled for visiting an inmate, starting next month. We can use more
visitors, letter writing, and prayer partners. Questions: contact
Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

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Scholarships
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Scholarship Opportunity for Summer Seminary Intern for the Chautauqua
United
Church of Christ Society:
Summer 2008: July 5--August 9, 2008

Overview of Scholarship: This scholarship is for the purpose of
supporting
a seminary student for a period of five weeks during the Summer at the
Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society, Inc. located within the
Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The internship will
extend
from Weeks 3 to 7 of the Chautauqua Institution Season--July 5--August
9,
2008. The intern (and immediate family) will be provided with
housing, two
gate passes (one for him/herself and one for a spouse) and one parking
pass
for the five-week period. Transportation to and from Chautauqua, New
York
is the financial responsibility of the intern. The intern will also
be
responsible for his/her own meals during this period. A $1,000 stipend
is
provided to the intern--to be paid in two installments.
Qualifications: The applicant must be a full-time student in an
ATS-accredited Seminary in the United States. The applicant must have
a
cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or
the
commensurate proportion on other scales). An unofficial seminary
transcript should be included with the application. Standing in the
United
Church of Christ is preferred, but not required. The candidate must
be
committed to parish or institutional ministry in his/her denomination.
The
intern must have completed at least twenty-four semester hours of
seminary
education at the time of the application. The applicant must provide
three
references and write a three-page essay on one of the following
subjects--theology, ethics, or faith in the public square. See Ron
Baard
for Application and all details. Application deadline is April 30th.

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Scholarship Opportunities from Maine Education Services. Online
process
tells you WHICH scholarships you are eligible for.
Apply at www.mesfoundation.com <http://www.mesfoundation.com/> Apply
before April 1.