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Thursday, April 03, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Prof. Mark Burrows to be on Television this Sunday
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur THIS SUNDAY!
- Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might
be writing.
- Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
- Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5 at 7:30!
- UUCANS Worship Schedule
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
- Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry

Non-Violent Atonement Conference
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at or go to the Preaching Peace website at

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

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

Prof. Mark Burrows to be on Television this Sunday
Prof. Mark Burrows will appear on the Channel 5 program "City Line"
this Sunday, April 6 at noon. as part of a discussion of prophetic
preaching on race issues, growing out of the recent controversy
surrounding the preaching of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Tune in to
get an Andover Newton perspective!

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.

U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur THIS SUNDAY!
All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM THIS Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist
is a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the
powerful music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's
Millennial Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of
poverty by 2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our
special guest, Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7
PM. There will be an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from
the God" in full, and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur
and the work of My Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might be
I'll be on campus (Worcester 302) every Tuesday 10 to 3, into the
first week of May. But April 15 is Community Day, so that week I'll
come on Thursday the 17th, 12 to 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
617-964-1100 x 282

Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (March 31- April 4) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Donna Colleti-Lowre (p.s.-It's her birthday!!)
Friday: Ian Holland

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

Prof. Nimi Wariboko 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.

Thursday at 1:00 will be worship in the UU tradition with Mark

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.

There are many other worship events scheduled for this week. Please
scroll through the rest of ENews to get more information on them, or see
"Chapel Notes."

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

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

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 women's retreat "Nourishing the Soul", sponsored by the Journeys
Faith program at First Parish in Weston, is a week away and there are a
spaces left if you¹d like to join us.

Our group is delightfully diverse - cross-generational and
multi-denominational, with a rich set of backgrounds and interests. It
be a treat to be in one another's company; to be served delicious home
cooked meals by the Benedictine monks in our own private retreat home;
to refuel, replenish and re-coop in a sacred circle of fellowship.

We gather at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, in Hingham, MA at the
Abbey and will wrap up by 4:00 p.m. the following day. There will be
for socializing, individual contemplation, and exploration together of
spiritual practices that come from a variety of disciplines, cultures
faith traditions.

If you'd like to join us please be in touch with Carol Hohle
( as soon as possible. Fee: $135.
closes at the end of the day, Thursday, April 3.

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.

Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5 at 7:30!
On April 5 Andover Newton will co-host an interfaith concert with B'nai
Or, one of the Jewish congregations that worships on campus. Kurt
Walker and Kimberly Salico-Diehl will be representing Andover Newton,
and the B'nai Or Rabbi, Rabbi David Zaslow will represent B'nai Or (an
established musician, Rabbi Zaslow has played with Dave Brubeck, among
others). The evening is called "Psalm Enchanted Evening" and is on
April 5th, 8:00pm, in Wilson Chapel. The event costs $15/ticket,
$10/ticket for students (and I have them in my office if you'd like
one). Proceeds will provide funds for JOTH and other interfaith
efforts. Please join us if you can. For more information, please visit
the B'nai Or website at or call (617) 244-5311. For
tickets--see me!

Here is more on Rabbi Zaslow: During his years as a poet-in-the-schools
for the southern Oregon region, David Zaslow wrote and edited more than
a dozen of books of poetry as well as two albums of children's music for
publishers like Good Apple; Harcourt Brace Javanovich; and Scott
Foresman. In the late 1970s David, along with partner Steve Sacks,
co-created what became the Peter Britt Jazz Festival by bringing jazz
legends like Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Woodie Herman,
and dozens of other jazz greats to southern Oregon for the first time.
Along with poet Lawson Inada, in 1988 he was awarded an American Book
Award for educational materials for a project he co-produced featuring
Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows to music composed by Patti McCoy.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

UUCANS Worship Schedule
Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : Black Student Fellowship
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : Black Student Fellowship

Blessings from the worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor (
Cathy French (

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.

Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
Get ready!!!!!!
What? When? Where? How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show
April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel Gallery

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and Creativity!
Coffee House and/ reception on Wednesday, April 30

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 14)

1. Fill out an artist's statement form (get one from Joy or in the
front lobby of the Meetinghouse)

2. Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to

3. Email Joy at and set up a time to deliver your

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at

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.

Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is hosting Other Sheep
this Saturday at 3 p.m.

The program will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The event
will be in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Begun in Latin America in 1992, its purpose
is to network with and equip those who seek to challenge existing
prejudices and discriminatory practices, especially in the areas of
theological and pastoral training, human and civil rights, and HIV/AIDS
prevention and care.

STEVE PARELLI, Executive Director of Other Sheep, and JOSE ORTIZ, his
life partner and Other Sheep co-Coordinator for Africa will offer a
presentation on their 2007 six-week summer ministry to Christian (and a
few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at or 713-829-1200. For more information about Other
Sheep, visit

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to explore how
to be both progressive and gently evangelical in today's world. For more
information, visit: