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Monday, March 16, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 16th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- Attention Seniors

Community News:
- Spectrum Singers, Tonight at 7pm *** New ***
- Student Activities, Tuesday March 17th
- UU worship Thursday, March 19th *** New ***
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
- Community Day is Coming! March 31st
- Ordination News: Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds *** New ***
- Lost Job Book
- Community Art Show *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers!
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready, Connect! group "Master of
Divinity Curriculum Transition"
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow, , Sundays 6:50-8pm
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU School of Law,
Barristers Hall, March 18th, 5pm
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship, , March 21st
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The ABC of MA), need volunteers & trucks,, March 21st
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo,
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Academic & Facilities:
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late fee.
Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk at
extension 314 or at

New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

Attention Seniors
As is tradition, the senior class will plan the Baccalaureate service.
You should have received an email from the student committee but if you
haven't, please go to this link to share your thoughts and input.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the members of the
senior committee: Alecia Reeves-Freeman, Carmen Emerson, Christina
Sillari, Leslie Becknell-Marx, Emily Melcher and Liz Garrigan-Byerly.
Thank you for your help.

Community News:
Tonight at 7 in Wilson Chapel - Spectrum Singers, with piano and
soloists , will perform Schubert and Brahms! It doesn't get much
better! Take a study break and relax in a cloud of beautiful music!

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Student Activities, Tuesday March 17th
St. Patty's Day Bash!
Games, prizes, food, Irish songs, and KARAOKE! Join us for a fun-filled
evening celebrating the leaping leprechaun in us all! SA will not be
serving alcoholic drinks, but you are welcome to BYOB. This is a
community event and we trust the community will be respected. Tuesday,
Mar 17, 6 pm - ???

SA Meeting - Tues. March 17, 5 pm
Join us in the cafeteria Tuesday at 5 pm to check-in on the state of
studenthood! Bring any ideas, concerns, comments and be ready to get
green with us in Upper Noyes afterward.

Morgan R. McLean

UU worship Thursday, March 19th *** New ***
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Catherine Senghas will lead our service this week on the
theme, "Life as Sacred Text". Catherine will explore the notion of
knowing oneself better through relation to another, in real time or
across time. Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship!

from the student UU worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor and Morgan McLean.

P.S. Please join the UU students for lunch in the student center (upper
Noyes) at noon each Thursday, before the worship service!

Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange
Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your
participation on many levels.

Please go to this survey to indicate how you might help welcome our
Jewish friends to ANTS or to your church for a Sunday service March 22
or for an Easter service. You can also let us know which Jewish
services interest you and if you'd like to attend a Shabbat service
Friday evening 3/20 or Saturday morning 3/21.

For more information on the daily services please see the public
Connect! Campus Announcements at

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

Community Day is Coming! March 31st
Please plan to join us for Community Day, Tuesday, March 31. Once again
we will be joining with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. We have
many exciting sites(outdoor and indoor)--something for everyone so email
me today to sign up. We are hoping to raise money for the Macedonia
Church of God in Christ in Springfield, an African American Church
burned down the day Pres. Obama was elected. So if you can't join us
(or even if you can) I encourage you to send me a donation to pass on to
the church (even $5 makes a difference). Hope to see you all on the
31st. Checks should be made out to the Macedonia Church of God in

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

Ordination News: Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds *** New ***
On Saturday, March 21st at 2pm Johanna Tabor will be ordained to the
Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of Western
Massachusetts at Christ Church Cathedral, 37 Chestnut Street,
Springfield, MA by the Rt. Rev'd Gordon P. Scruton. Your prayers and
presence are welcome!

Jim Hinds is pleased to annouce that my ordination into Christian
Ministry will be on Sunday April 19, 2009, at 3PM. This will be held at
the First Baptist Church of Wollaston, in Quincy.

Lost Job Book
Michael Hall has misplaced his SMYTH & HELWYS COMMENTARY, JOB by Samuel
E. Balentine. If anybody has any information leadinyour reward in heaven.

Community Art Show *** New ***
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30 In
the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to participate.
All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)

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 3 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 on the Hill.
Questions? Email Joy at

Other News and Opportunities:
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers!
We run four shifts a day:
Breakfast (6:30am-9:00am OR 7:30am-10:00am on Saturday)
Dinner (6:45pm-9:15pm)
Evening (9:00pm-11:15pm)
Overnight (11:00pm-9:00am)

Volunteers needed Friday 3/20 through breakfast on Sunday 3/29. To
signup for a shift, please follow the instructions at the top of this
Google Spreadsheet:
We are located at 66 Winthrop St. in the basement of the University
Lutheran Church in Harvard Square. For questions, please email Amelia
Lin at

Many Thanks,
The Harvard Sq. Homeless Shelter

Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd
Are you curious about that old Congregational Way, and ways in which
history still provides identity and energy to church people today? On
Monday, March 23, 2009, from 3-5 pm, the Congregational Christian
Historical Society and Congregational Library will celebrate the merger
of the two societies with a lively public event. Eve LaPlante,
bestselling author of American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne
Hutchinson and Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repentance of Samuel
Sewall, will talk to us about "Why Congregational History is Important."
This is a great opportunity to find out what's going on at the
Congregational Library and meet likeminded people with a passion for
history. The event is free and open to the public, at the Wellesley
Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA.
For more information, please contact Peggy Bendroth at the
Congregational Library (617-523-0470).

Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Interested in helping to facilitate confirmation retreats for youth
through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ? If
you are a UCC seminarian, you play the guitar, and enjoy youth work,
please contact Matt Carriker at for more

Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due
April 1st
Do you have gifts for leadership you wish to share with teens, ages

Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) is seeking applications from
seminarians and graduate school mentors, and college interns for
full-time staff positions at our dynamic eight-day exploration of
peacemaking, vocation, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, service, urban
immersion, and leadership training. IFYI focuses on 5 Core Values:
Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and
Serving Others. IFYI is a program of Cooperative Metropolitan
Ministries, in partnership with Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard
Pluralism Project.

IFYI is scheduled for July 12-19, 2009 on the Theme: "Being Peace, Doing
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a
confeSee for more information
about the program and applying for staff positions.