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Thursday, March 26, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 26th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Bookstore closed Friday, March 27 *** New ***
- Commencement invitations arrived!
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Worship This Week
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long! *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th *** New ***
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st,
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th,
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's,, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, Federated Church
of Hyannis,, April 4th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, 1PM-3PM,, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,, May 2nd
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319,
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Academic & Facilities:
Bookstore closed Friday, March 27 *** New ***
Please note: Bookstore staff will be hosting a booktable at the annual
Business and Spirituality Symposium at Babson College tomorrow, Friday,
March 27. Illness prevents another staff person from opening the store,
so you will find us closed Friday; we will reopen on Monday, March 30.
We regret the inconvenience to any of you.

Commencement invitations arrived! *** New ***
Invitations are available at the Registrar's office.

2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
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 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.

Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th
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 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Community News:
Worship This Week
Morning Worship continues every day, 8:25 am in Lower Level, Wilson
Celtic Evening Prayer, Tuesday 9 pm, Lower Level
Community Worship - Wednesday 1 pm, lead by Prof. Nimi Wariboko.
**At this service: Special Food Collection and donations
towards ANTS Food Pantry**
UU Worship, Thursday 1 pm, special guest leader Rev. Josh Pawelek

Morgan R. McLean

Sign up for Community Day Now!
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate ( 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

Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
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
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

Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long! *** New ***
Andover Newton's bookstore and the Program for Worship, Theology and
the Arts are pleased to announce a series of poetry readings in
celebration of National Poetry Month. Join us in Upper Noyes lounge at
noon each Tuesday in April as poets read from recently published and new
Bring your lunch, and your hunger for words that reach from depths to

Dates and Featured poets:
April 7: Carole Fontaine reads from Only When Women Sing: Poems on
Human Rights (2009)
April 14: Chuck Harper reads from Sorting Things Out (2008)
April 21: Elizabeth Kirschner reads from My Life as a Doll (2008)
April 28: Rod Jellema reads from A Slender Grace (2004)

Other News and Opportunities:
Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th *** New ***
Rev. John Fife, retired Presbyterian pastor, is speaking at BC next
Monday March 30th at 8:30 at Gasson 305. He was one of the founders of
the Sanctuary Movement where churches sheltered Salvadorans fleeing the
civil war the U.S. was in the middle of. The U.S. wouldn't allow them
refugee status. He'll speak about the No More Deaths group, which helps
migrants crossing in the desert- often in resistance to the U.S. Border

I stayed on his Tuscan church and a No More Deaths camp at Arrivaca
with a Christian Peacemaking Team in the summer of 2003.

Bill Gural

Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American

Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
Are you currently a 1st or 2nd year UCC student? We're offering a
workshop just for you (and for anyone who needs a refresher or who
missed last November's workshop)...

Search and Call: Beginning the Process
Topics will include:
*The In-Care and Search Process
*Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an Interview
*Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network

Monday, May 18, 2009; 9 AM-12:30 PM
Wellesley Congregational Church, UCC

This half day event is packed full of information and helpful hints! It
will include a good portion of time devoted to the Profile itself
including what is really being asked for in each section. Not to be
missed! Come to this event and get a head start on the next steps of
beginning the search & call process.

All the details can be found here:
Questions? Please contact Kris LoFrumento or
508-875-5233 x274