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Thursday, March 19, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 19th, 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
- CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009

Community News:
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- You still have a chance to attend a Hebrew College Prayer Service
this week
- "Spiritual Journeys" Speaker Rev. James Sherblom '04 Thursday, March
19th *** New ***
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Joys & Concerns: Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds

Other News and Opportunities:
- Baha'i Naw-Ruz Celebration, March 20th *** New ***
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd

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
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers March 20th-29th!
Amelia Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship,
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm , March 21st
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The ABC of MA), need volunteers & trucks,
dtatreau@comcast.net, March 21st
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration,
Congregational Library (617-523-0470), March 23rd
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- 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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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 need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

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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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Attention Seniors
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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.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xBcetBT9_2fV8Is0M0JpmApQ_3d_3d

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.

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CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd
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The Center for Interreligious & Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)
of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. These annual fellowships are
competitive and each fellowship carries a $10,000 stipend (which can be
applied as a tax-free tuition reimbursement).

NOTE: Please note, applications are due in to Jennifer Peace
(jpeace@ants.edu) by Monday, March 23rd. Contact Jennifer for more
information and to receive a copy of the application guidelines.

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2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
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Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

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Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009
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The Faculty of Andover Newton Theological School are proud to announce
the Class of 2009 new members of the Jonathan Edwards Society. They
are:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Avedis Bayouniakrian

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Leslie Becknell Marx
Krysia Bereday Burnham
Matthew Carriker
Elizabeth Garrigan-Byerly
Timothy House
Joel Kemp
Ruth Richards
Beth Richeson
Lisa Rizoli
Kate VanDerzee
Nancy Willbanks

MASTER OF ARTS
Christina Ray

Please congratulate them when you see them.

The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 26, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Community News:
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Sign up for Community Day Now!
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It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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You still have a chance to attend a Hebrew College Prayer Service this
week
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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.
For more information on the daily services on the hill please see the
public Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Off the hill...
1) If you'd like to experience Shabbat (sabbath) services, either Fri
evening the 20th or Sat morning the 21st please contact Seth Wax -
sethwax@gmail.com
2) If you'd like to attend a Passover Seder (meal) in April - Please
contact Tamar Grimm - tamargrimm@gmail. com

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

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"Spiritual Journeys" Speaker Rev. James Sherblom '04 Thursday, March
19th *** New ***
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Friends:

This Thursday afternoon on March 19 at 4:30 PM we will once again
gather in my home for another in the Spiritual Journeys program. This
informal program provides a fascinating window into the spiritual
formation of the School's faculty and key leaders. Rev. James Sherblom,
Co-Minister of First Parish UU, Brookline and a member of Andover Newton
Board of Trustees is this month's featured speaker.

The program lasts about an hour and is open to all members of the
Andover Newton community - students, faculty and staff. Folks usually
gather from 4:30-4:45; the presentation is 4:45-5:15 followed by a few
minutes of Q & A.

I hope your schedule permits you to attend.

Nick Carter

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Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
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Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Noyes Dining Hall
Drop in to meet the Jamaica Plain Artists and enjoy light refreshments
as we celebrate the opening of a show featuring works of Art by selected
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members.

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

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Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
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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 or on Connect Home page)
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
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

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Joys & Concerns: Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds
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Karen Hernandez-Andrews (2007), prayers for safe travel, and safety and
security for all team members of peace delegation from Christian
Peacemaker Teams to Israel/Palestine from March 17 - April 1, 2009.

Johanna Tabor Ordination. Saturday, March 21st at 2pm. Sacred Order of
Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts at Christ
Church Cathedral, 37 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA.

Jim Hinds ordination. Sunday April 19, 2009, at 3PM. First Baptist
Church of Wollaston, in Quincy.

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Other News and Opportunities:
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Baha'i Naw-Ruz Celebration, March 20th *** New ***
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The Cambridge Baha'i group would like to invite Andover-Newton staff
and students to the annual end of fast Naw-Ruz celebration this Friday,
March 20 at 8PM. The celebration will be held at Harvard University at
the Hilles Library (near the corner of Garden and Shepard's streets) on
the penthouse level. This event is open to all faiths, and will include
a short program, festive music and bountiful food and non-alcoholic
drinks.

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Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
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Might you be interested in helping facilitate confirmation retreats for
youth through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of
Christ? For the April 3-4 MACUCC confirmation retreat at Craigville,
the retreat is so big that we are having to split the group to do two
separate retreats. The current facilitators are hoping to get another
facilitator who plays guitar- otherwise one of the retreats will be
without music! 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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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 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. See
http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm for more information
about the program and applying for staff positions, or contact
ifyi@coopmet.org for a staff application.

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Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
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Join religiously diverse young people across Cape Cod on April 4 to
serve the needs of the homeless, learn about the root causes of
homelessness and engage in an interfaith dialog to reflect on how our
faith traditions call us to serve others and work to improve the
situation of the disenfranchised. The event will be at the Federated
Church of Hyannis Fellowship Hall, 81 Willow Ave. The morning will begin
with the hospitality breakfast from 7am-10:30am, followed by an
interfaith worship circle, and an interfaith dialog from 11am-2pm. The
interfaith dialog component will be grounded in personal faith stories,
religious texts and stories of faith heroes such as Mahatma Gandhi,
Abraham J. Heschel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothy Day, Badshah Khan, and
Martin Luther King, Jr.. For more information, contact Jennie Valentine
at jennieval@comcast.net.

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Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
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Mount Pleasant Nursing Home needs a group of volunteers to lead an
Easter Sunday service (April 12th) from 1PM-3PM. The service is usually
45 minutes long, and extra time would be spent interacting with
residents. This service cannot happen without the help of volunteers.
Please contact Andy Edwards at aedwards@ants.edu for more information.

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Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd
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The City Mission Society of Boston is sponsoring a seminar with Boston
University School of Theology on helping clergy learn to deal with
trauma in their congregations. The event date is May 2. Please
register by contacting Paul Baxter of City Mission Society at
pbaxter@cmsboston.org as soon as possible.