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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Sign up for Community Day!
- In Her Own Voice
- Director of Community Relations
- BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
14:18
- Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
- BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
- Is Field Education in your future?
- UCC Scholarships
- Library schedule notice


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Non-Violent Atonement Conference
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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
Jesus?

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

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.

Leaders:
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 mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

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

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ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
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On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, the Asst. Manager National
Ministries and the National Scholarship Coordinator for the American
Baptist Personnel Services, will be on campus. She invites Baptist
students to email her directly if they would like to meet with her. And
if you are free for lunch on the 24th (which she will host) please RSVP
directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis (nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

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Sign up for Community Day!
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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

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In Her Own Voice
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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
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger
community.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

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Director of Community Relations
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I'm thrilled to announce the arrival of a new member of the
Institutional Advancement team. Devon Bates has joined us as Director
of Community Relations. She will work in the area of Church and Alumni
Relations, as well as in marketing, the web and the infamous "other
duties as assigned."

Devon comes to us with development experience and a strong background
in PR and Marketing. She has a deep commitment to environmental issues
and has worked with the Mystic Aquarium, the Environmental Studies
Institute and the California Coastal Commission. We are so happy to have
her join us!

Her office is Dabney 16 - please stop by and introduce yourself and
welcome her to our community.

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BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
14:18
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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
worship.

"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"

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Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
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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
examine
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

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Chapel News (April 6-12)
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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
us)
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
Chapel.

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

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ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
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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
event.

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.

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The Graduating Senior Breakfast
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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 @
DHollis@ants.edu.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

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Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
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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
children.
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
church
make a difference?

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

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

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
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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: http://web.mac.com/

practical.matters/Practical_Matters/Submissions_Guidelines.html.

***

Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
letitia.campbell@emory.edu

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BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
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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 ngozi@ngozitr.com with any questions.

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Is Field Education in your future?
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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,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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UCC Scholarships
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Edwin Whitney Trust Fund Scholarship: Preference for this $1,000 is
given to
a Connecticut resident preparing for UCC ministry. A student may apply
for
aid each year but total amount awarded may not exceed $2,000 over the
course
of study. Application deadline is May 31, 2008.

Storrs Congregational Church
2 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 6268
USA


Grant(s):

Edwin Whitney Fund
Deadline: May 31

Grant Description: Grants from the Whitney fund are available to
Connecticut
residents who are preparing for ministry in the United Church of
Christ.
Preference will be given to residents of Mansfield, CT. Awards will be
made
up to a maximum of $2,000 per person over the recipient's full course
of
study.


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Library schedule notice
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The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12
through the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Reminder: On Community Day, April 15, the Library will be open
7:00-10:00 p.m. only.