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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Prof K. Jones classes canceled, March 26 *** New ***
- Commencement invitations arrived! *** New ***
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Worship This Week *** New ***
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
- BGLANTS Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes, March 26th *** New ***
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on

Other News and Opportunities:
- Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th

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,
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Academic & Facilities:
Prof K. Jones classes canceled, March 26 *** New ***
Prof K. Jones classes canceled on Thursday -MARCH 26
ETHI 780 With Head and Heart:The life of Howard Thurman-Tursday morning
ETHI 766 Moaning, Singing and Shouting- Thursday afternoon
Both classes will resume on APRIL 2 .

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 *** New ***
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 ------------------------
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

Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
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

BGLANTS Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes, March 26th *** New ***
BGLANTS will be having a Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes on Thursday,
March 26, during lunch. Please join us if you are interested in
planning, taking part in, or learning more about the annual Boston Pride
Parade. Please join us also if you wish to take part in our next worship
service on April 07. All are welcome!

BGLANTS, a welcoming student fellowship, is committed to a two-fold
ministry: providing worship opportunities that celebrate the radical
inclusion of all members of God's family; and engaging in dialogue that
inspires and empowers future clergy of all denominations to minister to
all peoples regardless of gender/gender identity, or affectional

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

Other News and Opportunities:
Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
Join renowned author and church leader Phyllis Tickle at The Great
Emergence, a learning event based on her new book "The Great Emergence:
How Christianity Is Changing and Why." Find more info and register here:

When: Thursday, March 26. 2-6 p.m. Worship - 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston).
Cost: $25 for clergy and general public; free for all seminarians, and
episcopal postulants and candidates.
Contact: Marie Harkey, or 419.346.4549; Mark
McCone-Sweet, or 508.655.5880.

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