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Thursday, March 12, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 12th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
- Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
- Is Field Education in your future? Information Session, March 16th
- Make-up Field Education Orientation II session on Professional
Boundaries, March 13th
- MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity

Community News:
- Stephen Richmond has Amnesia
- Media center opening, March 16th *** New ***
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March
16th-20th
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd
*** New ***
- Community Day is Coming! March 31st *** Updated ***
- Prayer Request: Chris Gazarian *** New ***
- Praising God *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers! *** New ***
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship, March 21st, Register by March
12th
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The American Baptist Churches of MA), March
21st
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
- INTERFAITH YOUTH INITIATIVE (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st
- Room for Rent
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check 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
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th, Washington, DC
- Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU School of
Law, Barristers Hall, March 18th, 5pm
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

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Academic & Facilities:
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Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
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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
Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete the registration online, paper registration
forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

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Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
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Please remember to return your housing preference forms to Frank Novo
in the Housing office by March 13th. These forms determine where you'll
be living for the summer and next Fall. If you did not receive one in
your mailbox, please come in to the Housing office to complete a form.
Thanks!

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Is Field Education in your future? Information Session, March 16th
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An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Monday, March 16. It will be held in the Peck
Room from 1:00-1:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu, with any
questions or concerns.

Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education

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Make-up Field Education Orientation II session on Professional
Boundaries, March 13th
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There is a MAKE-UP session Friday, March 13 for Field Education
Orientation II sessions on Professional Boundaries . The session will be
from 1:00 to 4:00pm in the Peck Room. You only need to attend this
session if you are a CURRENTLY enrolled in Field Education AND you were
unable to attend a previous training. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education

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MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready
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Dear M.Div. Students,

If you are thinking about changing over to the new curriculum for the
fall of 2009 (namely, you'll have between 30-60 credits at the end of
this June), or if you are for-sure changing over (you'll have fewer than
30 credits come fall 2009), the transition process is ready if you are!

Visit the Connect! group entitled Master of Divinity Curriculum
Transition, which you can join from the Connect! main page once you log
in. In that setting you will find many resources, including the
worksheet you will need to submit to make the transition complete. You
have between now and July 27 to turn this form in to the Registrar, but
why wait? Nayda Aguila (naguila@ants.edu) or I (sdrummond@ants.edu) can
help you with technical questions, and Faculty members are ready to help
their advisees to consider what course of action makes the most sense
for each of them.

So look at the site, consult with your advisor, and onward!
Blessings to all,

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty & Assistant Professor of Ministerial
Leadership

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New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
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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
register@genevapoint.org
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.

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Community News:
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Stephen Richmond has Amnesia
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Dear Andover Newton Community,

Stephen Richmond, whom many of you know, would like you to know that he
has amnesia. He does not remember anything that has happened to him
since last June. He didn't remember he was a student at Andover Newton,
or that he lived in Farwell. He is not going to remember who you are or
whether he's met you before or not. I know that you will be good
support to him as his memory slowly returns. It will probably come back
in bits and pieces. Medically he is fine. So if you see him around
campus please offer a friendly smile and "may I help you" to enable him
to get reoriented to the campus and community.

Many thanks,
Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Media center opening, March 16th *** New ***
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The rescheduled opening for the Massachusetts Bible Society Media
Center at Andover Newton will be Monday March 16 at 3 P.M. Please stop
by and see the production studio and editing facilities, refreshments
will be served. The Media Center is located on the lower floor of Wilson
Chapel room 115.

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Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
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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.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KgARKMp91uDVT39S4BVECA_3d_3d

For more information on the daily services please see the public
Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

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Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd ***
New ***
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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).

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Community Day is Coming! March 31st *** Updated ***
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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 Christ.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

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Prayer Request: Chris Gazarian *** New ***
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Please pray for Chris Gazarian, the son of fellow student Karl
Gazarian. As you may recall Chris has cancer and he's back in the
hospital for a 2nd time this month, experiencing complications in the
wake of 2 surgeries. The family deeply appreciates your thoughts and
prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Praising God *** New ***
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For the safe arrival of Petra Luisa Di Marco Davila, 3/11/09, 8.8
lbs.,1:47 pm. We are all safe and resting.

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Other News and Opportunities:
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The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers! *** New ***
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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:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pl2UgsVtPhhlbqZ_Ud7gbTA&hl=en

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 hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.

Many Thanks,
The Harvard Sq. Homeless Shelter

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Statewide ONA Celebration Worship, March 21st, Register by March 12th
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Dear Friends in ONA Settings,
Here's a reminder to register for the Statewide ONA Celebration
Worship, "We're 90 in '09," to be held on Sat, March 21 at 3pm at Hadwen
Park Congregational Church. Full information is available at:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm

TO ATTEND, PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 12, if possible. Register yourself
and/or your church group. Email kacarp@comcast.net
Indicate:
- Number of people attending, with names and email addresses
- Name of church
- If you are bringing a banner

Downloadable information at:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/documents/90in09.pdf
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Conference UCC ONA Task Force

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Moving Day for TABCOM (The American Baptist Churches of MA), March
21st
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Saturday March 21st, TABCOM will begin moving its offices from Dedham
to Groton.
HELP IS NEEDED A BOTH LOCATIONS

In Dedham, help is needed to packed and to load up the trucks. Help is
also needed with the yard sale that is being held to sell off some of
the office furniture such as desks and file cabinets. This is a great
place to look for those office items for your church, home office or
business. If you can help in Dedham please contact Doug Tatreau at
dtatreau@comcast.net

Help is needed at Grotonwood to unload the trucks the family center at
Grotonwood where the TABCOM administrative offices will be located. The
finance offices will remain in Dedham for the time being. If you can
help at Grotonwood, please contact John Mulloy at: jmulloy@neu.edu

TRUCKS NEEDED
We have two trucks to help with the move but really could use more, if
you have a truck that is available that day, please please consider
volunteering your time to help us out.

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New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
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Announcing a new venture co-led by Professor Mark Burrows: a worship
"event" called OpenSpirit, held each Sunday evening (gathering music at
6:50 p.m.; worship from 7 - 8 p.m.) in Framingham. The site is a "black
box" theater at the Performing Arts Center, 140 Pearl Street; entrance
from Pearl Street at the "red door." OpenSpirit is a blend of jazz music
shaped by a reflective voicing of ancient scriptures and modern poetry
and story. The worship brings together word and world, meditation and
engagement, all held in the simple shape of prayer and praise, word and
silence, sound and image. This is not a "church," and will not become
one; it is meant for seekers and those yearning for a service that is
shaped by the sounds of jazz and a reflective style of worship. For all
ages.

This Lent, we are exploring each week different themes related to
journeying in desert spaces; this coming Sunday, 8 March, the theme is
"water from the rock." For further information, check the OpenSpirit
website, at http://www.comeopenspirit.org/

All are warmly invited to come - once, or more regularly Please share
this invitation with friends who might be looking for something new,
different, fresh, engaging, and spirited.

Dr. Mark S. Burrows

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Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
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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 mcarrike@hotmail.com for more
information.

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INTERFAITH YOUTH INITIATIVE (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due
April 1st
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Do you have gifts for leadership you wish to share with teens, ages
15-18?

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 Justice"
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a
conference call during the Spring.

Staff applications, involve a recent resume, two references' contact
information, and a letter or email describing your experiences and
interests. Staff applications are due by April 1st, 2009.
For a full application, please contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt
Carriker at: Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,
www.coopmet.org to apply.

PLEASE ALSO NOMINATE TEENS FOR THE PROGRAM. We are seeking mature young
people (ages 15-18) curious and passionate about faith, with gifts and
energy, who may be exploring an emerging vocation or who are simply open
to learning and building community in a supportive faith setting and in
the city. Spaces are filling, so nominate as soon as possible by
emailing, calling, or writing a note to the IFYI office with contact
information for teens, and their parent, guardian, or youth leader.
Request information from ifyi@coopmet.org to send information to
yourself or a youth.

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Room for Rent
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-$650/month utilities included
-In 3-bedroom condo in Dedham (next to Newton)
-Quiet location, ideal for a student!
-Room is medium-sized 3rd floor renovated attic with FIOS internet &
Direct TV-cable
-Free parking in back-off the street
-Washer & Dryer in basement
-Woman preferred
-Pet-friendly
-Call: 781-461-9608 (Dawn) or email to: dawnewhalen@yahoo.com

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Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
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Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Art Night Fellowship
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Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu