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Monday, April 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 7th, 2008

In this message:

- Food
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Sign up for Community Day!
- In Her Own Voice
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
- Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Important information regarding Mathew Mumbauer

The UCC sponsors a food pantry for anyone that needs food. The kitchen
in the student union has supplies on the shelf- just help yourself. I
am encouraging everyone to donate as you are able. Bring
non-perishables in and put them on the shelf or you may purchase store
cards while you do your own shopping and give them to Dean Nancy.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Hollis Co-mod UCC

ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Community Day,
April 15th!

From 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Meetinghouse, he will be offering a workshop
"Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones for Worship" on the challenges and
opportunities of using music in worship. People participating in
Community Day will be back on campus in time to participate in this

From 7:00 - 9:00 pm that evening, there will be a 'Big Sing' with him in
the Wilson Chapel - a great way to wrap up ANTS Community Day!

A $5 donation is requested for each event; ANTS students are free.
Please contact Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty Office (ext. 228) to
register your name for the workshop.

Sign up for Community Day!
What do President Nick Carter, Academic Dean Bill Herzog, and Professors
Bob Pazmino, Beth Nordbeck, Sarah Drummond, Sharon Thornton, and Mark
Heim have in common? They and more of their colleagues are all
participating in Community Day on Tuesday, April 15! You can too.
Please email me to be put on the volunteer list. Once again we will
close down classes for the day and go to do community service work off
the hill, partnering with the Rabbinical students at Hebrew College.
Please let me know if you have limitations with regard to the kind of
work you can do. A couple days before the 15th I'll be emailing
everyone with their team assignments. The day will once again being
with morning worship service (put together by JOTH), and end with the
John Bell Song event at 7 pm. Come for whatever part of the day you
can. We will be in small teams heading off to various areas around
Boston and lunch will be provided. This is an excellent way to spend
some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll up
our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

In Her Own Voice
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform in
the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare – commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Get ready for the Coffee House, hosted by our own
talented musician/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins.
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art
show and share in the performance skills of musicians,
dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other
talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins,
with a brief description of your intended performance
or come ready to be a performer (a few spots will be
available) or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 30
8:15- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
This year has seen some sadness, trial and loss visit our community.
The Black Student Fellowship Chapel this Thursday will focus on God's
ability to get us through tough times and to comfort us even in the
darkest of times. Whether your heart be broken, tired, confused, at the
end of its rope, or standing in solidarity with others experiencing
difficulty right now, we invite you to join us in Wilson Chapel at 1pm
this Thursday as we support each other in the body of Christ through

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear not evil: for though art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me" -

Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
Please Join Andy Andrews, Philip Fitz, & Waetie Kumahia for an
evening of community building as we lead a training on how to create
supportive relationships as allies amongst whites and people of color.
This is part of the Justice Matters course.

Whether you are a student, a community activist, a preacher, or a
leader in your family, this workshop will offer an opportunity to
how we can all benefit from building alliances and supporting the growth
of everyone in our many communities.

WHERE? Andover Newton Theological School, Davis Hall, Room 301
WHEN? Thursday, April 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Questions? Please call Waetie at (781) 329-6059

Chapel News (April 6-12)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 7- April 11) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Delia (Bill will also be sharing some of his music with
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd (LOCATION: TBA)

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

Joel Kemp will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm. Joel's father, Jesse
Kemp, will be offering a musical meditation during communion also.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

Wednesday evening @ 6:00 there will also be a Jazz Vespers in the Wilson
Chapel hosted by the BSF.

Thursday at 1:00 the Black Student Fellowship will be worshiping in the

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

Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
The Black Student Fellowship is proud to present an evening of jazz
Wednesday April 9th from 6-8pm. Live music, spoken word, dramatic
presentation and more will be featured as we meditate and celebrate
implicit worship and praise and come together in fellowship. This
evening will also include a special presentation to Professor Valerie
in recognition of her years of service at Andover Newton. All are

If you are interested in being involved in the program or have any
please contact Ngozi Robinson at

The Graduating Senior Breakfast
The senior breakfast for those graduating will be held on May 7th @ 8AM
in the Dining hall-sponsored by the UCC fellowship.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event by April 28th to me @
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
Justice Matters Presentation
Brenda Hermanson, Ingrid Cyros, and Judy Brandon

When a parent goes to prison the lives of children are profoundly
affected. In many states in the US
there is no group or agency designated to address the concerns of the
Even when processes that address their needs are in place, children
often feel
abandoned and may be ostracized and sometimes blamed by peers. Learn
about the
scope of the problem. How do we promote nurturing communities in the
church and
beyond that accept these families and minister to and with them? How
might the
church provide or participate in outreach and services that meet the
needs of
these families and others? In what way might study and advocacy by the
make a difference?

Thursday, April 10, 12 - 1:30 PM
Upper Noyes Hall

Professors Sharon Thornton and Kirk Jones
offer insight and facilitate conversation.

Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We
also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note
that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit: Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University

BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
Any and all wishing to sing in the Black Student Fellowship Chapel this
Thursday, we will be rehearsing in Wilson Chapel at 12:20 sharp this
week, with worship to follow immediately at 1pm. Contact Ngozi Robinson
at with any questions.

Is Field Education in your future?
The last information session for students considering Field Education
in Fall of 2008 will be held Wednesday, April 16th. The session will be
in the Greene Room from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,, with any questions or concerns.

Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at

You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website. In order for your
application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2007
Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April
15, 2008. Applications received after April 15th will not receive
Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

Important information regarding Mathew Mumbauer
Hello my kindred spirits.

I want to thank all of you for your concerns and prayers in lifting up
mathew. It has been a very difficult time as his condition doesn't seem
to be improving. He is stable but is still in ICU. I also want to thank
all of you who have given out of your need. As a seminarian, I know for
some, a sacrifice was made in that giving. May The Triune God and the
Universe bless your giving and multiply it to you 100 fold! I will
keep you all up dated.

You are invited to go to Mathew's care page. feel free to write a
prayer or special thought. Also we are looking for jokes. I am a firm
believer that Laughter is like medicine. In mathew's case laughter will
exercise his involuntary muscles and in that it can assist in his
gaining strength.

Dear Friend or Family Member ,

You've been invited to visit Mathew's online CarePage. A personalized
Web page, called a CarePage, has been created for Mathew so you can
easily receive the latest news, view photos and share messages of

To visit the CarePage, please copy and paste the link below:

(If you cannot click through this link, please copy and paste the entire
URL into your browser's address window.)

...or you can use these manual instructions:

1. Go to
2. Click "Visit a CarePage"
3. Register (first-time users only)
4. After you've registered, enter the exact CarePage Name below:


I am so grateful for your compassion, love and support