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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006

NEW
- Your Input Needed - March Web Site Survey
- Film and TV Fellowship - Sci-Fi Friday!
- Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week -
March 13
- BTI Newsletter Available - Feb. 28
- The Public Square on the Hill Presentation: March 8 - Dr. Nancy
Nienhuis
- Walk the Labyrinth - Thursday, Mar. 2
- Next Episcopal Worship - March 9, 2006
- Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future - March 22, 2006

TONIGHT and TOMORROW
- TONIGHT: Spiritual Journeys With Sharon Thornton - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- TONIGHT: Student Life: Shrove Tuesday Moonlight Pancake "Breakfast"
- TOMORROW: Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1

REVIEW
- Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
- Dr. Charlie Clements, President of UUSC to speak this Thursday
- Worlds Apart - Common Ground: Artists' Reception - March 2

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Your Input Needed - March Web Site Survey
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We are planning to update the Andover Newton site with a fresh new look
- and we want to improve our site usefulness as well. During the month
of March, we would like to learn about your impressions and experiences
with the Andover Newton Web site. Please take a few minutes to complete
the Web Site Survey online at:
http://www.ants.edu/websurvey.htm

Do you prefer e-mail or to talk in person? We welcome your comments and
suggestions.

Thanks,
The Web Advisory Team

Karen Brockney kbrockney@ants.edu 617-964-1100 ext. 225
Jason Bachand
Steve Walker
Diane Ruark
Carole Fontaine
Carol Hayward
Emily Leavitt
Christina Findlay

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Film and TV Fellowship - Sci-Fi Friday!
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8:00 - Midnight
Sturtevant Hall

The Film and TV Fellowship cordially invites you to join us for a
"Sci-Fi Friday" movie night. We will be showing two classic sci-fi
films, Dino DeLaurentis' 1980 epic "Flash Gordon," and the 1979 Disney
classic "The Black Hole."

Bring some popcorn and your PJs and enjoy a fun evening! We'll have hot
chocolate on tap to warm you up. We hope to see you there.

Contact: JBachand@ants.edu

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Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week -
March 13
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with Dr. Peter Civetta

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology and the Arts Program

Monday, March 13, 2006
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Lunch provided, $35

This workshop will focus on the journey of Holy Week, discerning how we
can walk this most amazing of seven-day experiences so we will be
better able to preach it to our congregations. Together, we will
explore not only what each of these days mean, but more specifically
what they mean to us and our communities at this time.

This seminar will also explore the many different ways to preach. From
using different formats and styles to understanding the importance of
body language and vocal intonation, the workshop seeks to foster your
ability to communicate clearly and completely. Overall, this seminar
offers an intense internal exploration of what Holy Week can mean for
you as well as exploring the best external means of communicating
through the act of preaching. Come join us for an engaging and
uplifting experience designed to get you ready to not only walk the
walk, but also talk the talk of this year's journey of Holy Week.

Dr. Peter Civetta received his Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from Cornell
University, writing his dissertation on the performance of preaching
across faith traditions. He was a member of the Commission on Liturgy
and Music for the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. He currently
serves as a member of the Living Liturgy Task Force for the Episcopal
Diocese of New Hampshire. He will be creating and leading an upcoming
conference for the Cathedral College in Washington, DC called "Proclaim
the Truth with Boldness: A Performative Approach to Preaching."

For more information call 617-964-1100, ext 228 or email
jmedeiros@ants.edu.

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BTI Newsletter Available - Feb. 28
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The February 28, 2006 issues of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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The Public Square on the Hill Presentation: March 8 - Dr. Nancy
Nienhuis
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6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In the Peck Room

March 8: "Sexism" Presentation by Dr. Nancy Neinhuis

The brief presentations are open to all and at no cost. Beverages and
snacks will be made available, free of charge. All are invited to
attend.

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Walk the Labyrinth - Thursday, Mar. 2
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Thursday, March 2
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
(delayed start this week due to artists' reception)

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Next Episcopal Worship - March 9, 2006
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The next Episcopal worship will be held on Thursday, March 9th at 1:00
pm in the Chapel. The Rev. Robert Windsor will preside at the service
of Holy Eucharist, and M.Div. student Cathy Torrey will preach. As we
enter this holy season of Lent, as well as the most intense academic
portion of our semester, we bring ourselves and our burdens to God's
altar. All are welcome!

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Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future - March 22, 2006
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UCC Benefits and the Pastoral Call Agreement
March 22, 2006
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch)

-Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement
-UCC Health and Pension Benefits
-Continuing Education and Ongoing Pastoral Formation
Leaders: Robert J. McGrath, Director, Member Education, The Pension
Boards, UCC

More information and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2005/111705macucc.htm

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TONIGHT: Spiritual Journeys With Sharon Thornton - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. in the President's Home

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home.
These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover
Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106spiritjourneys.htm

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TONIGHT: Student Life: Shrove Tuesday Moonlight Pancake "Breakfast"
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Tuesday, February 28
9:00 p.m. in Sturtevant

Co-sponsored by the United Methodist Student Fellowship & Student Life
Committee

Come celebrate Shrove Tuesday - all the pancakes you can eat!
Toppings and orange juice provided!

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TOMORROW: Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
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Wednesday, March 1
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes (Bring your lunch)

Brett Donham and Margaret Kundert, architects from Donham & Sweeney,
and Tony Miliote, from the contruction company, will be presenting
information about the chapel-building process to faculty, staff, and
students. They will share timetables for the new construction and the
impact of construction on the ANTS community. Your questions are
welcome.

Please bring your lunch up to Upper Noyes. The session will leave
enough time for people to go to chapel at 1:00.

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Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
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The Faith, Health & Spirituality Visual Arts Ministry presents a three
session Journal Making Workshop on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, and 22,
6:15-7:45 in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

Week 1: Papermaking
Week 2: Paper marbleizing
Week3: Book binding

Your finished product will be a journal that is uniquely you in which
you can give voice to your soul in healing words and images. Cost for
materials $10. Class size is limited to 5 people. Pre-registration
required with Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com
or DHonen@ants.edu

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Dr. Charlie Clements, President of UUSC to speak this Thursday
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UU Worship
Thursday, Mar. 2, 2006
1:00 p.m.in the Meetinghouse

Dear ANTS community,
Please join us for lunch at noon and then worship at 1 p.m. in the
Meetinghouse to hear Dr. Charlie Clements, President of the Unitarian
Universalist Service Committee.

Dr. Charlie Clements is a human rights and public health advocate,
renowned for his courageous leadership on a range of domestic and
international human rights and humanitarian issues. He is known
throughout the human rights community for his ground-breaking efforts
to end U.S. intervention in Central America in the 1980s and more
recently for his efforts to raise international awareness about access
to water as a human rights issue and of the danger of landmines.
Charlie is the author of Witness to War published by Bantam in 1984 and
printed in four languages. He is also the subject of an Academy
Award-winning documentary by the same name. He has been widely
recognized and honored for his humanitarian work.

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Worlds Apart - Common Ground: Artists' Reception - March 2
---------------------------------------------
An art exhibit by artists
Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine

Thursday, March 2
Artists' Reception: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Remarks: 5:30 PM
Professor Mark Burrows

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030206worldsapart.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, February 27, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 27, 2006

NEW
- Lost Notebook
- An Open Invitation from the Ecology Ministry - Tuesdays
- Dr. Charlie Clements, President of UUSC to speak this Thursday
- Ecology Ministry Events in April

TOMORROW
- Spiritual Journeys With Sharon Thornton - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- Student Life: Shrove Tuesday Moonlight Pancake "Breakfast"
- GREEN SPEAKER SERIES: "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN
STRATEGIES AND POLICIES" - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- Peace and a Time for Every Season - Tues and Friday

REVIEW
- Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
- Carrie Newcomer COncert - March 24
- Workshop with Carrie Newcomer - March 25

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Lost Notebook
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Following Professor Valentine's lecture on poverty in the Peck room
on Wednesday evening (Feb 15), I left my blue spiral notebook with
notes for Theo 514 and Theo 672. Unfortunately it didn't have my name

in it and have looked everywhere for it without success. If you
should come across it please call me on my cell phone 774 930 5320

Thanks,

Robert Bach

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An Open Invitation from the Ecology Ministry - Tuesdays
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Tuesdays 5-6pm Small Dining Room

Are you interested in working on campus recycling and other
environmental issues? Join the Eco-Team which meets every Tuesday from
5-6pm in the Small Dining Room. All ANTS students, alums, faculty,
staff, spouses, and/or partners are welcome. If you can't attend
meetings at this time, but you are still interested in participating or
staying informed, please email Ecology Minister Cristina Cabrera at
ccabrera@ants.edu or call
617-872-8275.

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Dr. Charlie Clements, President of UUSC to speak this Thursday
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UU Worship
Thursday, Mar. 2, 2006
1:00 p.m.in the Meetinghouse

Dear ANTS community,
Please join us for lunch at noon and then worship at 1 p.m. in the
Meetinghouse to hear Dr. Charlie Clements, President of the Unitarian
Universalist Service Committee.

Dr. Charlie Clements is a human rights and public health advocate,
renowned for his courageous leadership on a range of domestic and
international human rights and humanitarian issues. He is known
throughout the human rights community for his ground-breaking efforts to
end U.S. intervention in Central America in the 1980s and more recently
for his efforts to raise international awareness about access to water
as a human rights issue and of the danger of landmines.
Charlie is the author of Witness to War published by Bantam in 1984 and
printed in four languages. He is also the subject of an Academy
Award-winning documentary by the same name. He has been widely
recognized and honored for his humanitarian work.

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Ecology Ministry Events in April
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Saturday, April 1st, 2006
8:30am-4:00pm
"Awakening the Dreamer Symposium" -
Bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling
and socially just human presence on the planet.

This event is sponsored by First Parish Church in Weston, MA and
co-sponsored by the Ecology Ministry at Andover-Newton Theological
School.

Location of event:
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA

For more information, please visit www.pachamama.org or email
journeys@firstparishweston.org or
contact the Ecology Minister Cristina Cabrera at ccabrera@ants.edu or
call 617-872-8275 (cell)

Saturday, April 19
6:30-8:00pm
Room: TBA (at ANTS)
Talk sponsored by The Ecology Ministry at Andover-Newton Theological
School during Earth Week 2006.

"How to Live an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle" by Dan Ruben,
Executive Director of the Green Decade in Newton, MA

Saturday, April 20
2:00-5:00pm
Out on the Quad
ECO-ART
An afternoon with resident artist Joy Honan and Ecology Minister
Cristina Cabrera experiencing art, faith and the outdoors during Earth
Week 2006.

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Spiritual Journeys With Sharon Thornton - Tuesday, Feb. 28
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. in the President's Home

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home.
These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover
Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106spiritjourneys.htm

----------------------------------------
Student Life: Shrove Tuesday Moonlight Pancake "Breakfast"
----------------------------------------
Tuesday, February 28
9:00 p.m. in Sturtevant

Co-sponsored by the United Methodist Student Fellowship & Student Life
Committee

Come celebrate Shrove Tuesday - all the pancakes you can eat!
Toppings and orange juice provided!

------------------------------------
GREEN SPEAKER SERIES: "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN
STRATEGIES AND POLICIES" - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse at ANTS
Please bring your lunch from the cafeteria

Don't miss this one! "Practical Implementation of Green Design
Strategies and Policies" A talk by Barbra Batshalom, Executive
Director of The Green Roundtable
New Construction?
Building Upgrades?
Think Green.
Moving Green into the Mainstream
BE PART OF THE BREAK THROUGH. BE PART OF CHANGE.

In 2003 Mayor Thomas M. Menino convened the Green Building Task Force
and charged it with establishing Boston as a leader in the field of
Sustainable Design and Green Building.

Come and learn more about the benefits, standards and policies of High
Performance Green Building and find out about the current efforts in
cities, states and institutions on moving Green into the mainstream.

Please bring your lunch from the cafeteria. If you have any questions,
please contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minsiter at ccabrera@ants.edu
or 617-872-8275 (cell)

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/ecologyministry.htm

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Come one, come all to the next SA Meeting!
When: Tuesday Feb 28.
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12 (noon) - 12:50

Please send all agenda item to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by 12:00
(noon) on Sunday, Feb 26.

Hope to see you there,
Lella Baker
April Spencer
Jeff Lukens
Christina Findlay
2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board

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Peace and a Time for Every Season - Tues and Friday
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Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Noon in the cafeteria
Friday, Mar. 3 at Noon

And now is the time to join us if you've been thinking about it but
have hesitated. We are putting together activities for a week of peace
activities. Many are low maintenance, low fat, low carb but high
fulfillment ventures to organize. Come to a meeting to learn more or
email Cynthia if you can't attend but are interested in what you can
do for your contribution to peace in the world (aside from the many
amazing ministries you are already doing!)

There are two Peace Fellowship working meetings next week: Tuesday
February 28th in the cafeteria at 12:00, and Friday March 3rd at 12:00.
(Let me know if you want to attend the Friday meeting and we'll see if
we should order pizza or not.)

If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't
come to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you
next week.

Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
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Wednesday, March 1
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes (Bring your lunch)

Brett Donham and Margaret Kundert, architects from Donham & Sweeney,
and Tony Miliote, from the contruction company, will be presenting
information about the chapel-building process to faculty, staff, and
students. They will share timetables for the new construction and the
impact of construction on the ANTS community. Your questions are
welcome.

Please bring your lunch up to Upper Noyes. The session will leave
enough time for people to go to chapel at 1:00.

---------------------------------
Carrie Newcomer COncert - March 24
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LIVE AT ANDOVER NEWTON: CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT
FRIDAY MARCH 24
7:00 p.m.
STODDARD HALL, WITH WORKSHOP OPTION

The Andover Newton Faith Youth Institute (FYI) is proud to present a
benefit concert featuring award-winning Rounder Records
singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer. Seating is limited, and is offered on
a first-come, first served basis.

Come hear this spiritually rooted, socially conscious artist whose 10
albums include Refugees and Regulars, Betty's Diner, and Gathering of
Spirits. Carrie has shared the stage with Alison Krauss, Roseanne Cash,
and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and her work has been lauded by Jim Wallis
and Parker Palmer, among others. (see www.carrienewcomer.com)

Order tickets soon, and bring a friend or a group. Cost is $15, or $12
for students at any school, and for prospective students attending
Andover Newton's Conference on Ministries, March 24-25.

This event is free for prospective students attending the Conference on
Ministries. The cost for others is $20 for the workshop alone, or $35
for the workshop and concert.

More information and registratrion info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032406newcomer.htm

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Workshop with Carrie Newcomer - March 25
---------------------------------
Sat, March 25
9-10:30 am in the Meetinghouse

Carrie will be offering a workshop: "When the Soul's Great Joy Meets
the World's Great Need: Exploration of Faith and Vocation, Activism and
Art."

This event is free for prospective students attending the Conference on
Ministries. The cost for others is $20 for the workshop alone, or $35
for the workshop and concert.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032406newcomer.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 27, 2006 - Dr. William Herzog II Named As New Andover Newton Dean

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Dr. William Herzog II Named As New Andover Newton Dean
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On Wednesday, February 22, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to
call Dr. William R. Herzog II as the next Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Dean of the Faculty for Andover Newton Theological School.
He will begin his duties officially as of July 1, 2006.

Herzog comes to Andover Newton from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity
School (CRCDS), where he serves as the Sallie Knowles Crozer Professor
of New Testament Interpretation. During his tenure at CRCDS he also
served for ten years as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for
Academic Life. He is widely respected for his Biblical scholarship, his
popular teaching style, and his outspoken commitment to justice. Born in
Rutland, Vermont, Bill was raised in Orwell, Vermont, a small town on
the southern end of Lake Champlain. He graduated from Harvard University
(1966) before receiving his MDiv at the American Baptist Seminary of the
West (1969) and his doctorate at Claremont Graduate School (1976).

Following a national search that involved nearly 50 distinguished
nominees, including several sitting deans, the faculty and the search
committee enthusiastically recommended to President Nick Carter that
Bill Herzog be chosen as the school's new Dean. Carter placed Herzog's
name in nomination before the Trustees, offering his own eager
affirmation for Herzog saying, "I believe that Bill Herzog is the right
person for this unique moment in Andover Newton's history. His
experience, wisdom, energy and vision for the transformation of
theological education offer us a complete package." President Carter
went on to note that Herzog's career has been marked by a deep
commitment to a diverse and global church community that speaks
eloquently to Andover Newton's 'border crossing' strategy to build
partnerships across racial, ethic, gender, and theological boundaries.

Herzog has published three studies of the historical Jesus: Parables as
Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed (1994); Jesus,
Justice and the Reign of God (2000); and Prophet and Teacher: An
Introduction to the Historical Jesus (2005) as well as numerous other
articles. In addition to his work in New Testament, Bill is interested
in the relationship of baseball, religion and American culture. Working
with a faculty colleague, Christopher Evans, he has co-edited a
collection of essays entitled The Faith of Fifty Million: Essays on
Baseball, Religion and American Culture (2002). He is a life long member
of the Red Sox Nation.

Bill was ordained on July 10, 1969 (the day that Neil Armstrong walked
on the moon) at the First Baptist Church of West Covina, California, and
served as minister of the Loraine Avenue Baptist Church in Glendora,
California from 1971-1974. During his years as a Professor of New
Testament, he has served a number of churches as an Interim Minister,
and he is currently a Pastoral and Educational Associate on the staff of
Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford, NY.

He has served on the faculties of three American Baptist Seminaries:
the American Baptist Seminary of the West and the Graduate Theological
Union in Berkeley, California, from 1974-1988; Central Baptist
Theological Seminary from 1988-1991; and Colgate Rochester Crozer
Divinity School from 1991-2006. He was dean at both Central Baptist
Theological Seminary and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. While
at CRCDS, Herzog played a leading role in helping develop that school's
nationally recognized Black Church Studies program.

Mary Herzog is a graduate of Boston University and a registered nurse
working as a school nurse in Webster High School. She is an avid
gardener who keeps flower beds blossoming from April through October, no
small task in Rochester's climate. Mary and Bill have two children in
college. Dan is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, and Catherine
is a sophomore at the University of Maryland.

Read story: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2006/022706herzog.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 27, 2006 - Events This Week

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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-Art Exhibit: Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7

Monday:
- Mens Fellowship

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Eco-Team Meetings - Tuesdays
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- GREEN SPEAKER SERIES- "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN
STRATEGIES AND POLICIES"
- Student Life: Shrove Tuesday Moonlight Pancake "Breakfast"
- Spiritual Journeys With Sharon Thornton - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- Peace and a Time for Every Season - Tuesday and Friday

Wednesday:
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship
- Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
- JOY Spirit of Play Series

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Worlds Apart - Common Ground: Artists' Reception - March 2

Friday - Saturday:
- Yoga - Fridays
- Costas Consultation in Global Mission - March 3-4, 2006
- "In the Midst. .. " - March 4, 2006
- Peace and a Time for Every Season - Tuesday and Friday

Sunday:
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Hebrew College and Andover
Newton

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Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
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An art exhibit by artists Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine
January 23, 2006 to April 7, 2006
The Meetinghouse Gallery
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6

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Men's Fellowship - Mondays
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Starting January 30 - end of Spring Semester
Mondays 1pm
Berkeley Room

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Come one, come all to the next SA Meeting!
When: Tuesday Feb 28.
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12 (noon) - 12:50

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesdays
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1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel Chapel

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Eco-Team Meetings - Tuesdays
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Tuesdays 5-6pm Small Dining Room

Are you interested in working on campus recycling and other
environmental issues? Join the Eco-Team which meets every Tuesday from
5-6pm in the Small Dining Room. All ANTS students, alums, faculty,
staff, spouses, and/or partners are welcome. If you can't attend
meetings at this time, but you are still interested in participating or
staying informed, please email Ecology Minister Cristina Cabrera at
ccabrera@ants.edu or call
617-872-8275.

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GREEN SPEAKER SERIES- "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN
STRATEGIES AND POLICIES" - Tues. Feb 28
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse at ANTS
Please bring your lunch from the cafeteria

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Student Life: Shrove Tuesday Moonlight Pancake "Breakfast"
----------------------------------------
Tuesday, February 28
9:00 p.m. in Sturtevant

Co-sponsored by the United Methodist Student Fellowship & Student Life
Committee

Come celebrate Shrove Tuesday - all the pancakes you can eat!
Toppings and orange juice provided!

---------------------------------------
Spiritual Journeys With Sharon Thornton - Tuesday, Feb. 28
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. in the President's Home

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home.
These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover
Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106spiritjourneys.htm

--------------------------------------------
Peace and a Time for Every Season - Tuesday and Friday
--------------------------------------------
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Noon in the cafeteria
Friday, Mar. 3 at Noon

And now is the time to join us if you've been thinking about it but
have hesitated. We are putting together activities for a week of peace
activities. Many are low maintenance, low fat, low carb but high
fulfillment ventures to organize. Come to a meeting to learn more or
email Cynthia if you can't attend but are interested in what you can
do for your contribution to peace in the world (aside from the many
amazing ministries you are already doing!)

There are two Peace Fellowship working meetings next week: Tuesday
February 28th in the cafeteria at 12:00, and Friday March 3rd at 12:00.
(Let me know if you want to attend the Friday meeting and we'll see if
we should order pizza or not.)

If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't
come to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you
next week.

Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

-------------------------------------------
Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
-------------------------------------------
Wednesday, March 1
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes (Bring your lunch)

Brett Donham and Margaret Kundert, architects from Donham & Sweeney,
and Tony Miliote, from the contruction company, will be presenting
information about the chapel-building process to faculty, staff, and
students. They will share timetables for the new construction and the
impact of construction on the ANTS community. Your questions are
welcome.

Please bring your lunch up to Upper Noyes. The session will leave
enough time for people to go to chapel at 1:00.

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Choir Rehearsal - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15 p.m.
Contact Burns Stanfield at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

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Community Worship - Wednesdays
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1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

March 1: Ash Wed (Mark Burrows & Beth Nordbeck)

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JOY Spirit of Play Series - Wednesdays, Feb 8 - March 29
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7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020806joyspirit.htm

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UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
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Every Thursday, Spring semester 06
12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m.
Small dining room

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UU Worship - Thursdays
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

March 2: Dr. Charlie Clements, President of UUSC

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Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
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Thursdays
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

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Thursday Art Night
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Art Night continues this semester. Come join an everchanging community
of artists in a safe, no-rules, drop-in open studio on Thursday
evenings, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials
supplied or bring your own art form to work on.

For more information contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

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Worlds Apart - Common Ground: Artists' Reception - March 2
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An art exhibit by artists
Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine

Thursday, March 2
Artists' Reception: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Remarks: 5:30 PM
Professor Mark Burrows

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030206worldsapart.htm

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Yoga - Fridays
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Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Room
Stress Reduction and Yoga with Yoga Instructor, Dana Moore. Mats
provided. As a service to ANTS students, Yoga will be free this
semester.
For information and to register, see Judy Medeiros, W105

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Costas Consultation in Global Mission - March 3-4, 2006
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Castes, Tribes and Conversions: Christian Identities in India Today
March 3-4, 2006
Friday, 3:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

More information and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030306costas.htm

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"In the Midst. .. " - March 4, 2006
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Saturday, March 4
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meetinghouse

A workshop using art and meditation to explore the relationship between
the experience of self and the experience of others. Cost (includes
lunch) $35; $25 for full-time students or senior citizens. For more
information or to register, contact Judy Medeiros, 617-964-1100, ext
228, jmedeiros@ants.edu

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Hebrew College and Andover Newton

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Sunday evening, March 5
7:00 -8:30 p.m. at Andover newton and Hebrew college

Registration will required for these events. Matriculated students at
any school are eligible for a 50% discount on registration fees.

"Church and State: Religion in the Roman Empire"
Dr. Shaye J.D. Cohen
Sunday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 pm in Stoddard Hall

More information and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030506partingways.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, February 24, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 24, 2006

In this message
- TONIGHT: Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
- TONIGHT: Movie Night - Friday
- Andover Newton and Hebrew College in The New York Times
- NEW: Public Square Audio Available on the Web
- Student Photographers Needed
- Student Life: Shrove Tuesday Moonlight Pancake "Breakfast"
- "Sexual Abuse Recovery and God Image" - March 10, 2006
- GREEN SPEAKER SERIES: "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN
STRATEGIES AND POLICIES" - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
- Artists' Reception - March 2
- Peace and a Time for Every Season - Tues and Friday
- Seeking a Hurricane Relief Coordinator

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TONIGHT: Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
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Student Life: Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
Friday, Feb 24th 6:30pm
Sturtevant Lounge
Bring whatever goodies you have, and we'll have a feast, fun and
fellowship.

Contacts: Carol Hayward chayward@ants.edu or Erica Baron
ebaron@ants.edu

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TONIGHT: Movie Night - Friday
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After the Agape meal, please join us in a movie night sponsored by the
Film and Television

Fellowship. Bring your PJs and popcorn for a great time!

Showing: "Star Wars IV: A New Hope" 8:00-10:00, "Enemy at the Gates,"
10pm-midnite

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

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Andover Newton and Hebrew College in The New York Times
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Andover Newton and Hebrew College were recently featured in a New York
Times article titled "Hebrew and Christian Schools in Massachusetts
Share Space and an Interfaith Vision".

Read article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/18/national/18religion.html?_r=1&oref=slogin#

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NEW: Public Square Audio Available on the Web
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Did you miss the Public Square on the Hill presentation by Prof.
Benjamin Valentin on February 15, 2006? His presentation, "Economic
Inequality and Poverty in the U.S." is now available as an audio MP3
file on the ANTS Web site. It's a huge file (28+ MB), so you must
download the file to your PC before playing it - or moving it to your
iPod!

Download the file: http://www.ants.edu/learning/audio.htm

This page is now available as an RSS Feed. If you use a feed reader to
get news and blogs, you can add Andover Newton Audio to your
subscriptions using this link:
http://www.ants.edu/learning/feed.xml

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Student Photographers Needed
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Are you a professional photographer in a previous life or an awesome
amateur photographer today? We are looking for photographers who would
be willing to snap photos at Andover Newton events on occasion.
If you are interested, please call or send e-mail to Karen Brockney at
kbrockney@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 225.

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Student Life: Shrove Tuesday Moonlight Pancake "Breakfast"
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Tuesday, February 28
9:00 p.m. in Sturtevant

Co-sponsored by the United Methodist Student Fellowship & Student Life
Committee

Come celebrate Shrove Tuesday - all the pancakes you can eat!
Toppings and orange juice provided!

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"Sexual Abuse Recovery and God Image" - March 10, 2006
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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PASTORAL COUNSELORS
NORTHEAST REGION CLUSTER MEETINGS

Friday, March 10, 2006
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Andover Newton

The Rev. Dayl Hufford, D.Min., will present on the topic of how abuse
trauma affects God image. Dayl will draw from clinical, empirical, and
other literature to illustrate how the spiritual dimension is affected
by trauma and how developing a healthy God image may be crucial to the
healing process. She is Clinical Director at New England Pastoral
Institute in Salem, NH and Adjunct Professor at Andover Newton
Theological School in Newton Centre, MA. In addition to her clinical
work and teaching, she presents in her Institute's popular Safe Church
Seminar and is a much sought-after consultant on sexual abuse cases.

SCHEDULE: 9:45 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m. Presentation; 1 p.m. Lunch;

2 p.m. AAPC Roundtable for members, guests, and students; 3 p.m.
Depart

COST:
$40 AAPC MEMBER
$15 STUDENT
$60 ALLIED COLLEAGUES

CHECKS MADE OUT TO AAPC
PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 3, 2006

For more information, contact David B. Reynolds at RevDrDBR@AOL.COM or
603-627-2702 ext. 13

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GREEN SPEAKER SERIES: "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN
STRATEGIES AND POLICIES" - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse at ANTS
Please bring your lunch from the cafeteria

Don't miss this one! "Practical Implementation of Green Design
Strategies and Policies" A talk by Barbra Batshalom, Executive
Director of The Green Roundtable
New Construction?
Building Upgrades?
Think Green.
Moving Green into the Mainstream
BE PART OF THE BREAK THROUGH. BE PART OF CHANGE.

In 2003 Mayor Thomas M. Menino convened the Green Building Task Force
and charged it with establishing Boston as a leader in the field of
Sustainable Design and Green Building.

Come and learn more about the benefits, standards and policies of High
Performance Green Building and find out about the current efforts in
cities, states and institutions on moving Green into the mainstream.

Please bring your lunch from the cafeteria. If you have any questions,
please contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minsiter at ccabrera@ants.edu
or 617-872-8275 (cell)

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/ecologyministry.htm

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Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
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Wednesday, March 1
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes (Bring your lunch)

Brett Donham and Margaret Kundert, architects from Donham & Sweeney,
and Tony Miliote, from the contruction company, will be presenting
information about the chapel-building process to faculty, staff, and
students. They will share timetables for the new construction and the
impact of construction on the ANTS community. Your questions are
welcome.

Please bring your lunch up to Upper Noyes. The session will leave
enough time for people to go to chapel at 1:00.

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Artists' Reception - March 2
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March 2, 2006
4:30-6:30pm
In the Meetinghouse

The exhibit Worlds Apart/ Common Ground is a collaboration and search
for
underlying visual and spiritual unity by two artists whose work, on the

surface, is very different. The exhibit represents, on a visual level,
an
inquiry into the power of embracing different voices, and working to
discover underlying forms and harmonies.

Jeffrey Fine is an artist who is mainly self-taught, and has been
strongly influenced by the colors, forms, and rhythms of West Africa,
where
he first started to paint as a young adult. Marilyn Feinberg is more
classically schooled in fine arts in the United States, and uses the
human
figure as her main vehicle for artistic exploration. The two artists
are old
friends, and have been engaged in dialogue about art and the artistic
process for many years, but only recently developed the idea of showing

their art together, and inviting viewers to "embrace differentness"..

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Peace and a Time for Every Season - Tues and Friday
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Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Noon in the cafeteria
Friday, Mar. 3 at Noon

And now is the time to join us if you've been thinking about it but
have hesitated. We are putting together activities for a week of peace
activities. Many are low maintenance, low fat, low carb but high
fulfillment ventures to organize. Come to a meeting to learn more or
email Cynthia if you can't attend but are interested in what you can
do for your contribution to peace in the world (aside from the many
amazing ministries you are already doing!)

There are two Peace Fellowship working meetings next week: Tuesday
February 28th in the cafeteria at 12:00, and Friday March 3rd at 12:00.
(Let me know if you want to attend the Friday meeting and we'll see if
we should order pizza or not.)

If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't
come to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you
next week.

Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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Seeking a Hurricane Relief Coordinator
--------------------------------------------
Last fall the ANTS Community adopted a plan to respond in the aftermath
of the devastating hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. Andover Newton has
'adopted' Sixth Union Baptist Church in New Orleans, led by the Rev. Joe
Howard.

Our goal is to assist the church in getting things ready to open back
up towards the end of 2006. We have been in contact with Pastor Howard
and are working on what their needs are.

We are now looking for a volunteer from the community to lead our
efforts in providing ongoing support to the relief efforts. This person
can be anyone from the Andover Newton community (Student, Staff,
Faculty, Alum, Spouse, etc.). It could even be done by a team of 2-3
people. The Relief Coordinator(s) will facilitate the school's effort
in helping to restore Sixth Union Baptist Church. They are in no way
expected to do all the work themselves, but the expectation is that they
will serve as the point person/liaison for the ANTS community.

The time commitment for this position will be from now until
mid-semester Spring 2007, with the bulk of the work being completed by
the end of the 2006 Calendar year.

Interested parties should contact me at (617) 964-1100 or
nnienhuis@ants.edu.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 23, 2006 - Event Board

In this message
- Concert This Weekend
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PASTORAL COUNSELORS
- Mission Trip to China?
- World Day of Prayer Service - March 3
- A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC
- "Faiths of Abraham" Forum to be Held - March 26, 2006

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Concert This Weekend
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Exsultemus period vocal ensemble presents

O Rex Orbis
The Rhymed Office of Charlemagne

Having recently returned from their first international tour to the
glorious
Aachen Cathedral in Aachen, Germany, Exsultemus reprises their European
programs centered on Regali natus, the Rhymed Office of Charlemagne.
Written for the Holy Roman Emperor's canonization during the 12th
century, this program displays how politics, religion, poetry, and song
were combined in a nostalgic celebration of Europe's most powerful
ruler through inspired chants and stunning polyphony. Please join us for
a moving recreation of a First Vespers service as it might have been
performed in Aachen on Charlemagne's saint day in the year 1582.
Listen to sound clips and visit our photo gallery from our January 2006
tour at www.exsultemus.org!

"These singers are very good...really thrilling." - Goldberg Magazine

Friday, February 24 at 8pm
First Lutheran Church of Boston
299 Berkeley St. at Marlborough in Back Bay
$5 validated parking at Boston Common Garage

Sunday, February 26 at 4pm
Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy
Chapel Ave. off Rte. 28 in Andover
Free parking in lot adjacent to chapel

Tickets: $25 & $15
$5 discount for students, seniors & GBCC members
18 and under free of charge
Available at 857-998-0219 or www.exsultemus.org

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PASTORAL COUNSELORS
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NORTHEAST REGION CLUSTER MEETINGS
3 hours CEU's available

BOSTON, MA AREA
"Sexual Abuse Recovery and God Image" by the Rev. Dr. Dayl Hufford
Held at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
Friday, March 10, 2006 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

HARTFORD, CT AREA
"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Pastoral Counseling" by the Rev.
Dr. Stephen Johnson
Held at Immanuel Congregational Church, UCC, Hartford, CT
Friday, March 31, 2006 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

SCHEDULE AT BOTH LOCATIONS: 9:45 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m.
Presentation; 1 p.m. Lunch;
2 p.m. AAPC Roundtable for members, guests, and students; 3 p.m.
Depart

COST:
$40 AAPC MEMBER
$15 STUDENT
$60 ALLIED COLLEAGUES

CHECKS MADE OUT TO AAPC
PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 3, 2006

For more information, contact David B. Reynolds at RevDrDBR@AOL.COM or
603-627-2702 ext. 13

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Mission Trip to China?
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Anyone interested in a mission trip to China this summer? There will
be an informational meeting on Sunday, March 5th at 3:00 p.m. at the
Somerville Community Baptist Church. It is a four-week program that
focuses on improving the speaking and listening skills of Chinese Middle
School teachers. It is an ABC International Ministry-approved program
with the Amity Foundation. For further information call Ed Hobart at
(617)680-7250 or e-mail to ed.hobart@netzero.net.

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World Day of Prayer Service - March 3
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Religion in the Age of HIV/AIDS
World Day of Prayer 2006, March 3, 11 a.m.
First Parish Church in Weston, MA

Religion in the Age of HIV/AIDS is the theme of this year's ecumenical
World Day of Prayer service, taking place on Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m.
in the Sears Chapel of the First Parish Church in Weston. The Rev.
Suzanne R. Spencer is the speaker for the service, which includes
prayers, songs, and words for worship furnished by Christian women in
South Africa. A simple South African lunch is served in the Parish Hall
immediately following. Men and women, and people of all religious
traditions, are welcome.

Ms. Spencer, First Parish's Associate Minister, has made three recent
trips to South Africa in connection with her doctoral studies at
Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. Her sermon will focus on how
HIV/AIDS affects women, especially in Africa.

For further information please contact First Parish at 781-893-7798, or
consult the WDP website at www.wdpusa.org.

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A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC
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Save the Date!

For a Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement* in the United
Church of Christ
and the Churches and People Who Are and Will Be Part of It

Sunday, April 2, 2006
4:30 pm
Trinity Church, UCC
Northboro, MA
(handicap accessible)

More details will follow during February

*The Open and Affirming Program is part of the Welcoming Movement

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"Faiths of Abraham" Forum to be Held - March 26, 2006
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At St. Andrew's Church, Framingham

"The Faiths of Abraham," an interfaith forum exploring the influence of
the patriarch Abraham on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, will be held
at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 3 Maple Street, Framingham, MA, on
Sunday, March 26, 2006, from 3 to 5 p.m. The forum is free and open to
the public, and will be followed by an informal reception.

Moderator for the forum will be Dr. Lawrence Lowenthal, New England
Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee, the pioneer Human
Relations Agency in the United States. Dr. Lowenthal has served as AJC
Director for the past 14 years.

The panel will consist of Ms. Shaheen Akhtar, Rabbi Deanna Douglas, and
The Reverend James M. Swartz. Ms. Akhtar is an Islamic educator with the
Islamic Center of Boston and Wayland, and is active in several
interfaith groups. Rabbi Douglas, who teaches history at Concord
Academy, works with Am HaYam Havurah on Cape Cod, and is a long term
member of the American Jewish Committee and the Massachusetts Council of
Churches Clergy Dialogue. Reverend Swartz, a retired United Methodist
minister, is an active member of the Massachusetts State Council of
Churches Christian-Jewish Dialogue group. He is also a member of the
Boston Diocese Roman Catholic-Jewish Dialogue group at Stonehill College
in Easton, MA.

The forum is sponsored by the Spiritual Life Ministry of St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church. For further information, call Joan Gay, Spiritual Life
Chair, during the day at 508-877-3824, or the church office at
508-875-5095.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, February 23, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 23, 2006

In this message
- Conference on Ministries - March 24-25 - Help Needed
- From the Registrar: Course Information
- Peace and a Time for Every Season
- Seeking a Hurricane Relief Coordinator
- Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
- FROM NICK CARTER: A Unique Interfaith Series - Parting of the Ways
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Hebrew College and Andover Newton
- A LENTEN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUP - Tuesdays, Mar. 7 - April 4
- Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
- Movie Night - Friday
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- GREEN SPEAKER SERIES: "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN STRATEGIES AND POLICIES" - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- Spiritual Journeys With Sharon Thornton - Tuesday, Feb. 28

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Conference on Ministries - March 24-25 - Help Needed
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Dear Friends,

We trust your semester has gotten off to a good start! Andover Newton's Conference on Ministries will be held on campus March 24-25 (Friday & Saturday) and we are looking for student involvement. Those who have helped in the past have really enjoyed it, and we really appreciate it, as we know that current students are the best "recruiters" for the school.

If you can help in any of the following ways, please let us know:

1) Room preparation on Thursday morning/afternoon (3/23) in Appleton-Chase and Farwell:

* We'll be making beds for our visitors who will be staying on campus. We will assemble a team for each floor so that we can get through the rooms as quickly as possible.

2) Hospitality on Thursday night (3/23) for prospective students arriving early:

* Picking visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is helpful/needed.

* Welcoming visitors as they arrive at Sturtevant (handing out room keys, directing them to their room, the cafeteria, Newton Centre restaurants, etc.)

3) Campus Tours on Friday (3/24) 10:30-11:00:

* Give our guests a tour of the campus. We can give you a fact sheet on the campus.

4) Campus Housing Tours on Friday (3/24) 2:00-2:30:

* Tour our campus housing. You will show the various options for individuals, couples and families. You do not have to show your own room, though people willing to show their rooms would be appreciated.

5) Possible Friday night Jam session (3/24) 9:00pm-??

* After the Carrie Newcomer concert, let's gather for some informal entertainment of our own. Bring instruments, poetry, dance, chorale, whatever you want and show off your talent or lack of talent.

We hope you can participate in some way in this important weekend in the life of the school. As always, student volunteers are invited to join us for meals on Friday as our way to say thanks. We hope to hear from you soon. Please call (or drop by to see him in Dabney) Darrick at 617-964-1100 x289 or email at djackson@ants.edu.

Thanks,
Peg, Alex, and Darrick

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From the Registrar: Course Information
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PSYP 716/816S Group Process and Dynamics in Congregations - Prof. Messerchmitt
Feb. 24-25;Mar. 3-4; Mar. 31-April 1 ; Fridays 6-9 pm; Saturdays 9-5- Davis 101

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Peace and a Time for Every Season
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Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Noon in the cafeteria
Friday, Mar. 3 at Noon

And now is the time to join us if you've been thinking about it but have hesitated. We are putting together activities for a week of peace activities. Many are low maintenance, low fat, low carb but high fulfillment ventures to organize. Come to a meeting to learn more or email Cynthia if you can't attend but are interested in what you can do for your contribution to peace in the world (aside from the many amazing ministries you are already doing!)

There are two Peace Fellowship working meetings next week: Tuesday February 28th in the cafeteria at 12:00, and Friday March 3rd at 12:00. (Let me know if you want to attend the Friday meeting and we'll see if we should order pizza or not.)

If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't come to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you next week.

Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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Seeking a Hurricane Relief Coordinator
--------------------------------------------
Last fall the ANTS Community adopted a plan to respond in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. Andover Newton has 'adopted' Sixth Union Baptist Church in New Orleans, led by the Rev. Joe Howard.

Our goal is to assist the church in getting things ready to open back up towards the end of 2006. We have been in contact with Pastor Howard and are working on what their needs are.

We are now looking for a volunteer from the community to lead our efforts in providing ongoing support to the relief efforts. This person can be anyone from the Andover Newton community (Student, Staff, Faculty, Alum, Spouse, etc.). It could even be done by a team of 2-3 people. The Relief Coordinator(s) will facilitate the school's effort in helping to restore Sixth Union Baptist Church. They are in no way expected to do all the work themselves, but the expectation is that they will serve as the point person/liaison for the ANTS community.

The time commitment for this position will be from now until mid-semester Spring 2007, with the bulk of the work being completed by the end of the 2006 Calendar year.

Interested parties should contact me at (617) 964-1100 or nnienhuis@ants.edu.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Town Meeting With the Architects - Weds., Mar. 1
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Wednesday, March 1
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes (Bring your lunch)

Brett Donham and Margaret Kundert, architects from Donham & Sweeney, and Tony Miliote, from the contruction company, will be presenting information about the chapel-building process to faculty, staff, and students. They will share timetables for the new construction and the impact of construction on the ANTS community. Your questions are welcome.

Please bring your lunch up to Upper Noyes. The session will leave enough time for people to go to chapel at 1:00.

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FROM NICK CARTER: A Unique Interfaith Series - Parting of the Ways
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Sundays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26
7:00 p.m. at Andover Newton and Hebrew College

Beginning March 5 and running for 4 consecutive Sunday evenings, Andover Newton and Hebrew College will offer a lecture series that explores the separation of Christianity and Judaism during the second through fourth centuries. Each program will feature an outstanding scholar to examine this critical period in the history of both the Jewish and Christian faiths.

At Andover Newton, we believe "border crossing skills" are essential to transformative ministry in the 21st century. In these 4 excellent programs we have a chance to explore the border itself, even as it was being created. Students, clergy, and lay persons will benefit greatly from this chance to grow in our understanding of the relationship between Christians and Jews.

Don't miss it!

Nick Carter

NOTE: 50% of the seats are already reserved for the first lecture. We expect it will sell out sometime next week. So make your reservation NOW!

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Hebrew College and Andover Newton
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Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
7:00 -8:30 p.m. at Andover newton and Hebrew college

This four-part lecture series explores the separation of Christianity and Judaism during the second through fourth centuries. Co-sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College, this series will provide interlocking perspectives on how Christians and Jews related, and ultimately separated, during this pivotal-yet poorly documented-period.

Registration will required for these events. Matriculated students at any school are eligible for a 50% discount on registration fees.

**ANTS Students - In the Registration Form, under Discounts, select 50% Matriculated Student.**

"Church and State: Religion in the Roman Empire"
Dr. Shaye J.D. Cohen
Sunday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 pm in Stoddard Hall

"Excavating Christian-Jewish Relations: An Archaeologist's Perspective"
Dr. Katharina Galor
Sunday, March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

"The Jewish Word on Christianity: Clues in Rabbinic Text"
Dr. Michael Satlow
Sunday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 pm in Stoddard Hall

"Reconstructing Early Christianity: The Judaism Factor"
Dr. Karen King
Sunday, March 26, 7:00-8:30 pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

More information and registration: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030506partingways.htm

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A LENTEN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUP - Tuesdays, Mar. 7 - April 4
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For five weeks beginning on Tuesday, March 7 through April 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., ANTS is offering an opportunity to experience embodied prayer, embraced mystery, and emblazed action. Through movement, chant, music, lectio divina, mindfulness meditation, silence, and conversation, you will have opportunity to explore the place of service arising from the depths of soul and community.

The Spiritual Direction Group will be facilitated by the Rev. Dr. David B. Reynolds. Rev. Reynolds is a Pastoral Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director at Pastoral Counseling Services in Manchester, NH. An Ordained Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he has served 8 years in the parish and 17 years at PCS. After receiving spiritual direction for 9 years, he began offering this ministry 5 years ago, and is in a peer supervision group for spiritual directors in Concord, NH.

The Spiritual Direction Group will welcome up to 7 people and costs $90. Some scholarship money is available. To register or for more information contact Judy Medeiros in Worcester 105.

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Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
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Student Life: Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
Friday, Feb 24th 6:30pm
Sturtevant Lounge
Bring whatever goodies you have, and we'll have a feast, fun and fellowship.

Contacts: Carol Hayward chayward@ants.edu or Erica Baron ebaron@ants.edu

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Movie Night - Friday
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After the Agape meal, please join us in a movie night sponsored by the Film and Television

Fellowship. Bring your PJs and popcorn for a great time!

Showing: "Star Wars IV: A New Hope" 8:00-10:00, "Enemy at the Gates," 10pm-midnite

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Come one, come all to the next SA Meeting!
When: Tuesday Feb 28.
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12 (noon) - 12:50

Please send all agenda item to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by 12:00 (noon) on Sunday, Feb 26.

Hope to see you there,
Lella Baker
April Spencer
Jeff Lukens
Christina Findlay
2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board

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GREEN SPEAKER SERIES: "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN STRATEGIES AND POLICIES" - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse at ANTS
Please bring your lunch from the cafeteria

With new construction of our chapel coming to our campus, are you interested to find out about leading technologies and strategies in Green Design? Don't miss this exceptional talk on "PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DESIGN STRATEGIES AND POLICIES" by Barbra Batshalom, Executive Director of The Green Roundtable.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/ecologyministry.htm

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Spiritual Journeys With Sharon Thornton - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. in the President's Home

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home. These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106spiritjourneys.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 23, 2006 - Kirk Jones Classes Canceled TODAY

Professor Kirk Jones's classes have been canceled for Thursday,
February 23. Professor Jones is recovering from a leg ailment.

Students in the Howard Thurman class should come March 2 prepared to
visit The Howard Thurman Center at Boston University. The March 9 class

will focus on Jesus and the Disinherited.

Students in the Jazz of Preaching class should come to the March 2
class prepared to focus on The Work and Wonder of Creativity.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 22, 2006

In this message:

- UU Worship Thursday
- Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
- Movie Night - Friday

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UU Worship Thursday
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Dear friends,
This Thursday, February 23, please join us for UU Worship in the
Meetinghouse, led by our

own Megan Lynes. Service begins at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

in peace,
Joanne

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Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
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Student Life: Agape Potluck Dinner co-sponsored by GLANTS
Friday, Feb 24th 6:30pm
Sturtevant Lounge
Bring whatever goodies you have, and we'll have a feast, fun and
fellowship.

Contacts: Carol Hayward chayward@ants.edu or Erica Baron ebaron@ants.edu

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Movie Night - Friday
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After the Agape meal, please join us in a movie night sponsored by the
Film and Television

Fellowship. Bring your PJs and popcorn for a great time!

Showing: "Star Wars IV: A New Hope" 8:00-10:00, "Enemy at the Gates,"
10pm-midnite

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 21, 2006

In this message
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 28
- Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
- Wednesday Choir Rehearsal in Upper Noyes
- "In the Midst. .. " - March 4, 2006
- Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
- Joy Honen Appointed Steward of the FHS Center
- Bookstore Hours - Feb.22-24
- Free Mens Clothing

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Come one, come all to the next SA Meeting!
When: Tuesday Feb 28.
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12 (noon) - 12:50

Please send all agenda item to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by 12:00
(noon) on Sunday, Feb 26.

Hope to see you there,
Lella Baker
April Spencer
Jeff Lukens
Christina Findlay
2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board

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Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
--------------------------
February 22, 2006
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
in the Berkeley Room

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Wednesday Choir Rehearsal in Upper Noyes
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This Wednesay (February 22), choir rehearses in Upper Noyes from
11:45am until 12:15. Come when you can! All welcome. This week we
will sing "God Has Done Great Things" - a gospel classic in response
to a special request from the Baptist student group leading worship.
Starting next week (march 1), all rehearsals will be back at the
Meeting House

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"In the Midst. .. " - March 4, 2006
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Saturday, March 4
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meetinghouse

A workshop using art and meditation to explore the relationship between
the experience of self and the experience of others.
This interactive workshop explores the interface between personal and
collective mark-making, as a revelatory path of understanding and
expression. Using individual and interactive exercises in drawing and
painting, as well as Yogic breath, movement, and sound, the instructors
invite participants to deepen their experience of spiritual and
interpersonal connection. The workshop emphasizes the uniqueness of
each person's use of symbol, color and form, as well as those elements'
universal significance. This gathering will be held in the Meetinghouse
Gallery, which currently displays paintings by the instructors(Jeffrey
Fine and Marilyn Feinberg) in the exhibit "Worlds Apart/Common Ground"
(on display through April 7, 2006).

Cost (includes lunch) $35; $25 for full-time students or senior
citizens.
For more information or to register, contact Judy Medeiros,
617-964-1100, ext 228, jmedeiros@ants.edu

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Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
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The Faith, Health & Spirituality Visual Arts Ministry presents a three
session Journal Making Workshop on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, and 22,
6:15-7:45 in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

Week 1: Papermaking
Week 2: Paper marbleizing
Week3: Book binding

Your finished product will be a journal that is uniquely you in which
you can give voice to your soul in healing words and images. Cost for
materials $10. Class size is limited to 5 people. Pre-registration
required with Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com or
DHonen@ants.edu

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Joy Honen Appointed Steward of the FHS Center
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The FHS Committee has appointed Joy Honen to the position of Steward of
the FHS Center (Third Floor of Sturtevant) for the remainder of the
school year. She will be working to renew and create a beautiful,
wholesome, healing and welcoming environment. Her hours are 2-4 pm
Wednesdays, other unscheduled times and by appointment. Come to visit
and bring suggestions or to discuss the healing nature of visual arts.
Joy can be contacted at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com or DHonen@ants.edu

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Bookstore Hours - Feb.22-24
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Please note the shortened Bookstore hours this week:

Wednesday 2-6:00 pm
Thursday 2-6:00 pm
Friday 10-4:00 pm

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Free Mens Clothing
--------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

One of your student colleagues, Heather Ramsey, has clothing that
belonged to her father, that she would like to give away. There are a
number of dress and casual shirts and pants that were new or almost new.
The family would very much like this clothing to go to ANTS students.
They feel it would please their father very much to know that the
clothing was being worn by people in ministry. The shirts have a 15.5
inch neck, and the pants have a 35 waist. If you would like any of
these clothes please contact Heather directly at hramsey5@hotmail.com.
She would be very happy to hear from you.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - Events This Week

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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-Art Exhibit: Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Ritualistic Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice
- LECTURE: "Am I My Brother's Keeper? Business Ethics for the 21st Century"

Wednesday:
- JOY Spirit of Play Series
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship
- GREEN SPEAKER SERIES- "LOCAL FARMS AND THE FOOD SYSTEM" - Wed. Feb 22
- Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays

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Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
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An art exhibit by artists Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine
January 23, 2006 to April 7, 2006
The Meetinghouse Gallery
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesdays
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1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel Chapel

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Ritualistic Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice
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Tuesday, February 21, 12:15-1:45 in Davis 201
Bring your lunch.

Karen Schiff, a visiting artist at ANTS in Spring 2006, will discuss her recent art projects as rituals of homage, intimacy, and mourning. The Agnes Martin Obituary Project, in which she traces the shapes of obituary articles of her favorite artist, recently showed in New York, and her large rubbings of the Tufts Gallery floor and ceiling constitutes her recent MFA thesis exhibition.

More information: http://www.ants.edu//community/events/2006/020706reinscriptions.htm

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LECTURE: "Am I My Brother's Keeper? Business Ethics for the 21st Century"
*--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
February 21, 2006
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Darryl Trimiew, the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, at Medgar Ever's College of the City University of New York will be our guest speaker in this second lecture in the Katherine B. Stuart Lecture Series.

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Choir Rehearsal - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15 p.m.
Contact Burns Stanfield at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

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Community Worship - Wednesdays
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1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

February 22: Baptist Fellowship (Jamie Spriggs is contact person)

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JOY Spirit of Play Series - Wednesdays, Feb 8 - March 29
-----------------------------
7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020806joyspirit.htm

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GREEN SPEAKER SERIES- "LOCAL FARMS AND THE FOOD SYSTEM" - Wed. Feb 22
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse at ANTS
Please bring your lunch from the cafeteria

The Ecology Ministry at Andover-Newton Theological School and Waltham Fields Community Farm Presents:

"LOCAL FARMS AND THE FOOD SYSTEM"

A conversation led by Amanda Cather about Organic Agriculture and its place in our local food system.

Waltham Fields Community Farm is a project of Community Farms Outreach which envisions communities based on local sustainable agriculture.

If you have any questions, please email Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister, at ccabrera@ants.edu or call 617-872-8275

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Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
--------------------------
February 22, 2006
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
in the Berkeley Room

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UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
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Every Thursday, Spring semester 06
12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m.
Small dining room

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UU Worship - Thursdays
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

February 23: Roger Peltier

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Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
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Thursdays
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

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Thursday Art Night
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Art Night continues this semester. Come join an everchanging community of artists in a safe, no-rules, drop-in open studio on Thursday evenings, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials supplied or bring your own art form to work on.

For more information contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

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Yoga - Fridays
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Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Room
Stress Reduction and Yoga with Yoga Instructor, Dana Moore. Mats provided. As a service to ANTS students, Yoga will be free this semester.
For information and to register, see Judy Medeiros, W105

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, February 17, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 17, 2006 - Event Board

In this message
- Cosmic Disintegration, Ritual Repair,and the Search for Violence in Israelite Religion
- SUMMER PROGRAM IN ART AND SPIRITUALITY
- CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR BRINGING THE WORLD HOME SUMMITS
- A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC
- "Faiths of Abraham" Forum to be Held - March 26, 2006
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice - March 10-13, 2006
- Major Peace Mobilization Set for April 29

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Cosmic Disintegration, Ritual Repair,and the Search for Violence in Israelite Religion
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a lecture by Professor Ziony Zevit
Distinguished Professor of Biblical Literature and Northwest Semitic Languages
The University of Judaism, Bel-Air, California

Sunday, February 19th, 7:30pm
Boston University
Hillel House, 4th floor
213 Bay State Road
The lecture will be followed by a light reception.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please
contact Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or crissy@bu.edu.

This lecture is the keynote address of Religion and Violence: the Biblical
Heritage. This conference is co-sponsored and organized by the Departments
of Religion at Wellesley College and Boston University and underwritten by
the Elizabeth Luce Moore Fund for Christian Studies at Wellesley
College.

For more information on conference events, please visit
http://www.wellesley.edu/Religion/David_Bernat/Writing/writing.html.

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SUMMER PROGRAM IN ART AND SPIRITUALITY
---------------------------------------------
12-23 June 2006
Orvieto, Italy
Graduate Summer Program in Medieval Art, Theology and Spirituality

Fuller Theological Seminary and the Brehm Center are collaborating on a summer seminary program in the beautiful medieval town of Orvieto. In 2006 two courses will be offered simultaneously in Orvieto from June 12 to 23, and will include events from the medieval feast of the Corpus Christi which will be celebrated June 15, 2006 in Orvieto.

Courses and Faculty:
1.Medieval and Catholic Reformation Spirituality. Taught by Richard Peace, Fuller Theological Seminary
This course focuses on the spiritual understanding and practices of six key figures drawn from the Medieval and Catholic Reformation era studied in the context of medieval developments of liturgy and spirituality: Students will study Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, Ignatius of Loyola, and Teresa of Ávila. Offered in Orvieto, Italy the course will include trips to Assisi and Siena as well as involvement in the Feast of Corpus Christi.

2.Medieval Art and Theology. Taught by William Dyrness, Fuller Theological Seminary
This course studies selected texts and artistic programs from the late medieval period 1300-1500 in the larger context of medieval theology and worship. It will feature in depth study of Giotto's "Life of St. Francis" in the Upper Church of San Francesco in Assisi; Ambrogio Lorenzetti's "Good Government and Bad Government" in the Pallasso Pubblico in Siena; and Luca Signorelli's fresco program in the Capella Nuova in the Cathedral at Orvieto. Course will include extended exposure to these works of art as well as work by contemporaries.
- Day trips to Siena and Assisi
- Visiting student enrollment arranged through Fuller (4 quarter units)
- Small seminar sized classes (10-15 in each class)
- Exposure to many events connected with the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi-mystery plays, lecture by Timothy Verdon and more
- Students live and study in the medieval section of the hill town of Orvieto
- All students will have exposure to material and lectures from both classes, while focusing on one course
- Space available either in low cost convent housing or in reasonably priced hotel nearby

Contact Ryan White (626-304-3724 or email: wtaprograms@fuller.edu) for details.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR BRINGING THE WORLD HOME SUMMITS
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April 7-9, 2006 and May 12-14, 2006

Americans for Informed Democracy (AID) is now accepting applications for its spring Bringing the World Home summits in London, United Kingdom, and Madrid, Spain. The summits will assemble high-achieving Americans studying abroad for workshops, speakers, and discussions on how to raise global awareness in the U.S. The summits will take place at the Syracuse University's Centre in downtown London from April 7-9, 2006, and at Middlebury College's Center in downtown Madrid from May 12-14, 2006.

More info: http://www.aidemocracy.org/Initiative.cfm?initiative_id=btwh

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A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC
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Save the Date!

For a Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement* in the United Church of Christ
and the Churches and People Who Are and Will Be Part of It

Sunday, April 2, 2006
4:30 pm
Trinity Church, UCC
Northboro, MA
(handicap accessible)

More details will follow during February

*The Open and Affirming Program is part of the Welcoming Movement

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"Faiths of Abraham" Forum to be Held - March 26, 2006
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At St. Andrew's Church, Framingham

"The Faiths of Abraham," an interfaith forum exploring the influence of the patriarch Abraham on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 3 Maple Street, Framingham, MA, on Sunday, March 26, 2006, from 3 to 5 p.m. The forum is free and open to the public, and will be followed by an informal reception.

Moderator for the forum will be Dr. Lawrence Lowenthal, New England Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee, the pioneer Human Relations Agency in the United States. Dr. Lowenthal has served as AJC Director for the past 14 years.

The panel will consist of Ms. Shaheen Akhtar, Rabbi Deanna Douglas, and The Reverend James M. Swartz. Ms. Akhtar is an Islamic educator with the Islamic Center of Boston and Wayland, and is active in several interfaith groups. Rabbi Douglas, who teaches history at Concord Academy, works with Am HaYam Havurah on Cape Cod, and is a long term member of the American Jewish Committee and the Massachusetts Council of Churches Clergy Dialogue. Reverend Swartz, a retired United Methodist minister, is an active member of the Massachusetts State Council of Churches Christian-Jewish Dialogue group. He is also a member of the Boston Diocese Roman Catholic-Jewish Dialogue group at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

The forum is sponsored by the Spiritual Life Ministry of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. For further information, call Joan Gay, Spiritual Life Chair, during the day at 508-877-3824, or the church office at 508-875-5095.

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice - March 10-13, 2006
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- in Washington DC, March 10-13, featuring progressive lobbying opportunities and a conference with EJ Dionne, Dr. Michael Kinnamon, and others.

This is a great way to network within the religious social justice community over 850 people attend! This is also a terrific opportunity to link seminary students to progressive faith-based public policy work in DC.

There is some money for seminarian scholarships available on a first come first served basis. This is the type of event that would cost less and be more fun if you traveled in a group (sharing travel expenses, and room costs).

For more information, contact Alex Kern at Andover Newton, akern@ants.edu or
Sara Critchfield
Associate for Communications and Young Adult Development
United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries
Associate for International Policy and Young Adult Advocacy
Disciples Center for Public Witness
100 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20002
202-543-1517
Email: critchfs@ucc.org

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Major Peace Mobilization Set for April 29
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There will be a major national mobilization on Saturday, April 29th. The initiating organizations have agreed to work together on this project for several reasons:

-The April 29th mobilization will highlight our call for an immediate end to the war on Iraq. We are also raising several other critical issues that are directly connected to one another.

-It is time for our constituencies to work more closely: connecting the issues we work on by bringing diverse communities into a common project.

-It is important for our movements to help set the agenda for the Congressional elections later in the year. Our unified action in the streets is a vital part of that process.

April 29th Initiating Organizations:
United for Peace and Justice
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
National Organization for Women
Friends of the Earth
U.S. Labor Against the War
Climate Crisis Coalition
Peoples' Hurricane Relief Fund
National Youth and Student Peace Coalition

More info: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3178

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 17, 2006

In this message
- Bookstore Hours - Feb.20-24
- Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, February 20
- Message from Nancy Nienhuis
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Katherine B. Stuart Lecture: Dr. Darryl Trimiew - Feb. 21
- Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
- Ritualistic Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice
- Spiritual Journeys - Spring Semester

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Bookstore Hours - Feb.20-24
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Please note the shortened Bookstore hours next week:

Monday 10-6:00 pm
Tuesday 10-12 noon; 2-5:30 pm
Wednesday 2-6:00 pm
Thursday 2-6:00 pm
Friday 10-4:00 pm

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Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, February 20
---------------------------------------
Presidents' Day wil be observed on Monday, February 20. No classes.
Offices and Library closed. Dining Hall on holiday schedule.

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Message from Nancy Nienhuis
--------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

One of your student colleagues, Heather Ramsey, has clothing that
belonged to her father, that she would like to give away. There are a
number of dress and casual shirts and pants that were new or almost new.
The family would very much like this clothing to go to ANTS students.
They feel it would please their father very much to know that the
clothing was being worn by people in ministry. The shirts have a 15.5
inch neck, and the pants have a 35 waist. If you would like any of
these clothes please contact Heather directly at hramsey5@hotmail.com.
She would be very happy to hear from you.

Have a good weekend,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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New Jobs on the Web Site
-------------------------------------------
Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

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Katherine B. Stuart Lecture: Dr. Darryl Trimiew - Feb. 21
----------------------------------
February 21, 2006
7:30 p.m. in the Peck Room
Dr. Darryl Trimiew, the chair of the Department of Philosophy and
Religion, at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
will speak on "Am I My Brother's Keeper? Business Ethics for the 21st
Century".
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106stuart.htm

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Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
--------------------------
February 22, 2006
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
in the Berkeley Room

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Ritualistic Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, February 21, 12:15-1:45 in Davis 201
Bring your lunch.

A slide lecture by Visiting Artist Karen Schiff

Karen Schiff, a visiting artist at ANTS in Spring 2006, will discuss
her recent art projects as rituals of homage, intimacy, and mourning.
The Agnes Martin Obituary Project, in which she traces the shapes of
obituary articles of her favorite artist, recently showed in New York,
and her large rubbings of the Tufts Gallery floor and ceiling
constitutes her recent MFA thesis exhibition.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu//community/events/2006/020706reinscriptions.htm

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Spiritual Journeys - Spring Semester
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4:45 - 5:45 p.m. in the President's Home

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home.
These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover
Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.

The speakers for Spring semester will be:

February 28: Sharon Thornton
March 28: Mark Burrows
April 25: Greg Mobley

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, February 16, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 16, 2006

In this message
- Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, February 20
- Ritualistic Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice
- GREEN SPEAKER SERIES- "LOCAL FARMS AND THE FOOD SYSTEM" - Wed. Feb
22
- Yoga - Starts Feb. 17 - FREE

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Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, February 20
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Presidents' Day wil be observed on Monday, February 20. No classes.
Offices and Library closed. Dining Hall on holiday schedule.

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Ritualistic Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice
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CORRECTION: This event will be held in Davis 201, not Worcester 201.

Tuesday, February 21, 12:15-1:45 in Davis 201
Bring your lunch.

A slide lecture by Visiting Artist Karen Schiff

Karen Schiff, a visiting artist at ANTS in Spring 2006, will discuss
her recent art projects as rituals of homage, intimacy, and mourning.
The Agnes Martin Obituary Project, in which she traces the shapes of
obituary articles of her favorite artist, recently showed in New York,
and her large rubbings of the Tufts Gallery floor and ceiling
constitutes her recent MFA thesis exhibition.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu//community/events/2006/020706reinscriptions.htm

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GREEN SPEAKER SERIES- "LOCAL FARMS AND THE FOOD SYSTEM" - Wed. Feb 22
------------------------------------------
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse at ANTS
Please bring your lunch from the cafeteria

The Ecology Ministry at Andover-Newton Theological School and Waltham
Fields Community Farm Presents:

"LOCAL FARMS AND THE FOOD SYSTEM"

A conversation led by Amanda Cather about Organic Agriculture and its
place in our local food system.

Waltham Fields Community Farm is a project of Community Farms Outreach
which envisions communities based on local sustainable agriculture.

If you have any questions, please email Cristina Cabrera, Ecology
Minister, at ccabrera@ants.edu or call 617-872-8275

--------------------------------
Yoga - Starts Feb. 17 - FREE
--------------------------------
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Room

Stress Reduction and Yoga, Fridays, 7:30-8:30am with Yoga Instructor,
Dana Moore.
Beginning February 17 in the Berkeley Room, Mats provided. As a
service to ANTS students, Yoga will be free this semester.

For information and to register, see Judy Medeiros,W105

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 15, 2006

In this message:

- Ritualistic Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice
- A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC
- Clergy Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse
- ANTS Student to go on Mission for Hurricane Relief

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Ritualistic Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice
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Tuesday, February 21, 12:15-1:45 in Worcester 201
Bring your lunch.

A slide lecture by Visiting Artist
Karen Schiff

Tuesday, February 21, 12:15-1:45 in Davis 201
Bring your lunch.

Karen Schiff, a visiting artist at ANTS in Spring
2006, will discuss her recent art projects as rituals
of homage, intimacy, and mourning. The Agnes Martin
Obituary Project, in which she traces the shapes of
obituary articles of her favorite artist, recently
showed in New York, and her large rubbings of the
Tufts Gallery floor and ceiling constitutes her recent
MFA thesis exhibition.

Karen Schiff is in her final semester of the Master of
Fine Arts program at the School of the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston. She comes from New Haven, Connecticut,
and returned to art school after five years of a
professorship in Interdisciplinary Humanities &
Literature. Her artwork is infused with sensibilities
derived from literary study, sitting meditation
practice and Judaism.

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A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC
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Save the Date!

For a Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement* in the United
Church of Christ
and the Churches and People Who Are and Will Be Part of It

Sunday, April 2, 2006
4:30 pm
Trinity Church, UCC
Northboro, MA
(handicap accessible)

More details will follow during February

*The Open and Affirming Program is part of the Welcoming Movement

Nancy Nienhuis

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Clergy Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse
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The clergy self-help group: Jordan's Crossing, in collaboration with
MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery and Kirkridge Retreat Center,
will offer healing to the men and women of God who are themselves
wounded healers May 26-28, 2006, Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA.

This weekend of recovery is being offered for clergy of all faiths who
are survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. Survivor clergy are defined as
present or former priests, ministers, monks, nuns, or their equivalent
from any other religious expression. Confidentiality and emotional
safety will be central to the success of this weekend of recovery.
Personal healing and continued support and connection with Jordan's
Crossing are anticipated outcomes.
This experience provides a way to find words, understanding, and a
sense of community as you continue your experience of psychotherapy or
begin the process of recovery. The weekend, facilitated by a team of
experienced psychotherapists who specialize with survivors, will
provide experiences that complement other recovery work. You will have
the opportunity to tell your story through words, art and movement, and
explore ways to reclaim your personhood, body, self-esteem, mind and
spirit.

"What an incredibly powerful, healing experience. I'm so grateful that
I went, in spite of how uncertain I was. The facilitators were
amazing, caring, affirming, sincere. I never imagined I'd be able to
be so open and I got in touch with stuff I had never been able to get
to in therapy. " (Retreat Participant)

For further information, visit the Male Survivor website:
www.malesurvivor.org

or contact
Dale English MS (570-242-6600) or Mikele Rauch LMFT (617-244-4524), or
MaleSurvivor (800-738-4181).

Register online at www.kirkridge.org or by phone at 610-588-1793

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ANTS Student to go on Mission for Hurricane Relief
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United Church of Christ UCONN (The University of Connecticut) will be
sending a mission team

to Port Charlotte, Florida March 5-11, 2006, and will be joined by ANTS
M.Div student Jason

Bachand. This team of church members, University of Connecticut
students, local residents,

and clergy will be aiding families whose lives have been shattered by
the devastating impact

of last year's hurricane season. Port Charlotte has been hit by 2 major
hurricanes in the

past years. UCC UConn mission team will help rebuild homes and business,
provide tools and

materials for construction, and offer spiritual support to the
community.

Jason welcomes your questions, comments, and especially prayers. You can
reach him at

JBachand@ants.edu.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 14, 2006

NEW
- Dates for Baccalaureate and Commencement
- Commencement Cover Art
- Poor/Working Class Fellowship at ANTS - Weds., Feb. 15
- Beginning Anew - Wednesday, February 15 - NOTE CHANGES
- Summer Course 2006
- Green Tip
- Green Thoughts

REVIEW
- Black History Month Book Sale at Trask Library
- Community Worship - Weds., Feb. 15, 2006
- Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
- Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S. - Weds., Feb. 15
- Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
- Katherine B. Stuart Lecture: Dr. Darryl Trimiew - Feb. 21

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Dates for Baccalaureate and Commencement
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Save the dates!

This year Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 19 at The Second Church in Newton at 7:00 p.m. (60 Highland Street).

We will be holding Commencement in the First Baptist Church of Newton on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m., given the construction that will be occurring on campus (First Baptist is at 848 Beacon Street).

As in previous years, a luncheon will follow Commencement, in Upper Noyes.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Commencement Cover Art
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All students are invited to submit art work for the cover of the 2006 Commencement Program. The theme this year is "Repairing the Breach". The piece should be able to fit into an 8 ½ X 11 cover sheet format and be attractive in purple and white, as the cover is not color.

The Commencement Committtee will accept all admissions until Thursday, March 9. Please bring them to Judy Medeiros in Worcester 105. The decision will be made by the Commencment Committee on Friday, March 10.

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Poor/Working Class Fellowship at ANTS - Weds., Feb. 15
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Tuesday, Feb. 15
8 AM
Dining Hall

Poor/Working Class Fellowship is new to the campus. We will be meeting on Wed. mornings at 8 in the dining hall. We will be determining the direction we want to go in and plan events. Great opportunity to share our experiences, to learn and teach. Hope to see you there.

Contact: Cass Poulos
Email: cpoulos@ants.edu

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Beginning Anew - Wednesday, February 15
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5:00-8:00 p.m.
Berkeley Room

"Beginning Anew: Jewish and Christian Responses to Pregnancy, Birth and Newborns"

Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill

Presenters:
Reverends Elizabeth and Matthew Myer Boulton
Rabbi Dan Judson and Dr. Sandy Falk (Co-auhtors of the Jewsih Pregnancy Book)

Kosher Dinner Provided
For more info, contact Steven Lewis
stevenadamlewis@hotmail.com

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Summer Course 2006
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Summer 2006 Course

INTE 743J-UCC History, Theology, and Polity-Nordbeck/Hempen - June 5-9, 12-16, 2006; 9.30am -2.30pm

* Off-Campus:Geneva Point Center, Center Harbor, NH. For housing call Geneva Point-603-253-4366.

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Green Tip
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Avoid carelessness. Be thoughtful. Turn off all desktop computers and peripheral devices (including monitors and storage media devices) at night and during any prolonged absence such as all-day classes/meetings, weekends or vacation time. Turning off the equipment at night can cut the annual energy costs from $185 to $97 per computer. Contrary to popular belief, turning equipment on and off does not shorten the life span of computers or related equipment.
http://www.nrel.gov/sustainable_nrel/energy_saving.html

From the Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera

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Green Thoughts
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"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive." Albert Einstein

"In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

For more information, please contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 (cell) or at ccabrera@ants.edu

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Black History Month Book Sale at Trask Library
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In honor of celebrating February as Black History Month, the Trask Library is conducting a book sale of items of black history, theology, sociology, economy and biography. Many of the donated books are from the personal library of recently retired Rev. Virgil Wood of the Pond Street Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island. Rev. Wood is a civil rights pioneer who served and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are privileged to have received this collection from Rev. Wood and pleased to be able to offer it to the Andover Newton family. Many of the volumes are signed by the authors in tribute to Rev. Wood. Please stop by throughout the month of February to share in this piece of Black History at Trask Library.

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Community Worship - Weds., Feb. 15, 2006
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1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Sarah Drummond, Director of Field Education, will lead worship and speak on the following theme:

"A Celebration of Learning Ministry in Context: Field Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Reflective Practice of Ministry"

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Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
----------------------------------
The Ecology Ministry at ANTS presents the Green Speaker Series 2006

"The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston"
presented by Alternatives for Community and Environment

Penn Loh, Director of Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE), will provide and overview of the severe racial and class disparities in environmental conditions in Massachusetts, with a focus on Boston. He will then present case studies of how communities have successfully fought these inequities, including struggle to clean up dirty diesel exhaust from MBTA buses and a youth campaign to clean up hazardous waste site.

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
from 12noon-1:00pm
Where: The Meeting House at ANTS
Light Lunch will be Served
$5.00 per person for those not on meal plan

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Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S. - Weds., Feb. 15
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February 15, 2006
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. In the Peck Room
The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton Theological School presents "The Public Square On The Hill: Brief Evening Presentations On The American Public and Its Problems." The February 15 program will be "Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S." by Prof. Benjamin Valentin. The brief presentations are open to all and at no cost.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021506publicsquare.htm

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Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
---------------------------------------------------------------
February 16, 2006
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Sponsored by The Academic Dean's Office, the Andover Newton Bookstore
and Massachusetts Bible Society, and the Franklin Trask Library

Come meet the authors at this festive celebration of recent
publications! Our past and present faculty are a busy bunch - come meet
ten faculty members, adjunct faculty and faculty emeriti who have
recently published books.

A complete schedule is online at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021606bookfair.htm

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Katherine B. Stuart Lecture: Dr. Darryl Trimiew - Feb. 21
----------------------------------
February 21, 2006
7:30 p.m. in the Peck Room
Dr. Darryl Trimiew, the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York will speak on "Am I My Brother's Keeper? Business Ethics for the 21st Century".
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106stuart.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, February 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 13, 2006

In this message
- Costas Consultation in Global Mission - March 3-4, 2006
- Black Student Fellowship - Tuesday, Feb. 14
- BTI Newsletter Available - Feb. 14
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Hebrew College and Andover
Newton
- ANTS at the World Council of Churches Assembly, Porto Alegre, Brazil

- Spiritual Journeys - Spring Semester
- Yoga - Starts Feb. 17 - FREE
- Peace and Chocolate - Tuesday, Feb. 14
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Starts Tuesday, February 14
- GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
- SA Agenda - Tuesday, Feb. 14

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Costas Consultation in Global Mission - March 3-4, 2006
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Castes, Tribes and Conversions: Christian Identities in India Today
March 3-4, 2006
Friday, 3:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

The Costas Consultation in Global Mission is named after the late Dean
and President of Andover-Newton Theological School, Orlando Costas. His
encouragement of the BTI faculty international mission and ecumenism
program was foundational; and his works, Christ Outside the Gate (1982)
and Liberating News (1989) formative. This year's Consultation
highlights the 300th anniversary of the Protestant Churches in India
(1706-2006).

The keynote speakers include:

Sathianathan Clarke (Wesley Theological Seminary)

Susan Abraham (St. Bonaventure University)

John Webster (Editor, Dalit International Newsletter)

Frederick Downs (Eastern Theological College, India)

Daniel Jeyaraj (Andover Newton Theological School)

There will also be a special film premiere featuring Hindu Followers of
Christ, presented by Todd Johnson, Director of the Center for the Study
of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

More information and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030306costas.htm

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Black Student Fellowship - Tuesday, Feb. 14
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11:30 - 12:45 in the cafeteria

Black Student Fellowship will be meeting in the Cafeteria from
11:30-12:45 on Tuesday, Feb. 14. We recognize that some people have a
morning class, please get here as soon as you are able.

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BTI Newsletter Available - Feb. 14
------------------------------
The February 14, 2006 issues of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Hebrew College and Andover Newton

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Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
7:00 -8:30 p.m. at Andover newton and Hebrew college

I would like to invite you to attend the Parting of the Ways Lecture
Series - a first for Andover Newton and Hebrew College! This is the
first joint lecture series shared by our schools - and not under the
umbrella of the Interreligious Center on Public Life (ICPL). Let's show
our support for this historic event by great attendance!

This four-part lecture series explores the separation of Christianity
and Judaism during the second through fourth centuries. Co-sponsored by
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College, this series will
provide interlocking perspectives on how Christians and Jews related,
and ultimately separated, during this pivotal-yet poorly
documented-period.

Registration will required for these events. Matriculated students at
any school are eligible for a 50% discount on registration fees.

**ANTS Students - In the Registration Form, under Discounts, select 50%
Matriculated Student.**

"Church and State: Religion in the Roman Empire"
Dr. Shaye J.D. Cohen
Sunday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 pm in Stoddard Hall

"Excavating Christian-Jewish Relations: An Archaeologist's
Perspective"
Dr. Katharina Galor
Sunday, March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

"The Jewish Word on Christianity: Clues in Rabbinic Text"
Dr. Michael Satlow
Sunday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 pm in Stoddard Hall

"Reconstructing Early Christianity: The Judaism Factor"
Dr. Karen King
Sunday, March 26, 7:00-8:30 pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

More information and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030506partingways.htm

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ANTS at the World Council of Churches Assembly, Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Dear friends and colleagues,

This is to let you know that I will be joining a cast of thousands for
the World Council of Churches' 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil,
February 13-24, as a delegate for Friends General Conference (Quakers),
a Bible Study leader, and an irrepressible Andover Newton recruiter
(with ANTS displays in the "Theological Cafe" and elsewhere and the
possibilities for ANTS hosting WCC scholars)

I ask for your prayers for the Assembly, for safe travels, for
discernment, and stamina!

As the WCC website states: "The 9th Assembly will address the theme
"God, in your grace, transform the world". The assembly will be a time
of encounter, prayer, celebration and deliberation for thousands of
Christian women and men from around the world. The World Council of
Churches is a fellowship of over 340 Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, and
united and other churches in over 100 countries representing more than
550 million Christians."
(see http://www.wcc-assembly.info)

WCC General Secretary Samuel Kobia writes: "WCC assemblies have been
landmark events in the life of the ecumenical movement for almost 60
years... This Assembly, being the first one in the 21st century, will
mark the beginning of a new phase in the search for Christian unity."

Of special interest to many will be the WCC's Decade to Overcome
Violence, youth concerns, economic justice, Latin American issues,
religious pluralism, and the future of ecumenism in light of Global
Christianity, Roman Catholic relations, and Pentecostalism.

I expect to see Andover Newton alums and friends from around the world,
and am glad that a large Massachusetts delegation will be present,
including ANTS alum Rev. Dr. Diane Kessler, director of the Mass Council
of Churches, and the Boston Theological Institute's Director Rodney
Petersen.

I will have occasional access to email and voicemail while I am away,
but please do be in touch with Peg and Darrick in Admissions, or Matt
Carriker in the Faith Youth Institute, or Bob Pazmino regarding the
Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministries, while I am away.

Thanks for your prayers, and God's peace in all things,

Alex Kern

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Spiritual Journeys - Spring Semester
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4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the President's Home

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home.
These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover
Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.

The speakers for Spring semester will be:

February 28: Sharon Thornton
March 28: Mark Burrows
April 25: Greg Mobley

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Yoga - Starts Feb. 17 - FREE
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Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Room

Faith, Health & Spirituality
Late nights of studying? Overwhelmed by Homework?
Stressed? Stiff? Aching back? Wishing there was
something to help?

Begin your day with Breath --the first gift of God.

Stress Reduction and Yoga, Fridays, 7:30-8:30am with Yoga Instructor,
Dana Moore.

Beginning February 17 in the Berkeley Room, Mats provided. As a
service to ANTS students, Yoga will be free this semester.

Learn a practice to care for your body and soul. Take time for you.

For information and to register, see Judy Medeiros,W105

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Peace and Chocolate - Tuesday, Feb. 14
----------------------------------
Peace Fellowship Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 14
5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Valentine's Day is about love, so why not talk about making love
more
visible in the world (and eating some chocolate too.) Please join us
for a
Peace Fellowship meeting Tuesday February 14th in the cafeteria at
5:00. We
will be planning the presentation about the School of the America's
protest
trip in November and making plans for the second annual Peace Week.

If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't
come
to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you
Tuesday.
Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Starts Tuesday, February 14
--------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel Chapel

Minister Christo Owens, Guest Preacher

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GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
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12-1
Small dining room

GLANTS is the Andover Newton Fellowship for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, queer and questioning students and our allies. We will be
meeting in the Small Dining Room every Tuesday at lunch for fellowship
and any projects we decide we want to work on. Come join us!

Contact Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu or ericapbaron@hotmail.com with
questions, or to be put onto the GLANTS email list.

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SA Agenda - Tuesday, Feb. 14
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12:00 PM Upper Noyes
February 14, 2006
Lella Baker, Chair

I. Opening Prayer: Jeff Lukens 1 Minute
II. Approval of 1/31 Minutes: Christina Findlay 2 Minutes
III. Episcopal Fellowship Budget Request: Lella Baker & Jeff Lukens
7 minutes
IV. Letter Received from Nancy Neinhuis re: Heating Issue: Lella
Baker 2 minutes
V. Hurricane Katrina Update: Lella Baker 10 minutes
VI. Chaplain Discussion: Lella Baker 10 minutes
VII. President's Report: Lella Baker: 2 minutes
VIII. Vice President's Report: April Spencer: 2 minutes
IX. Treasurer's Report: Jeff Lukens: 2 minutes
X. Secretary's Report: Christina Findlay: 2 minutes
XI. Open Discussion: 8 minutes
XII. Adjournment

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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-Art Exhibit: Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7

Monday:
- Men's Fellowship
- Tu B'Shvat celebration Organic Lunch - Monday, February 13

Tuesday:
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 14
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Peace and Chocolate - Tuesday, Feb. 14

Wednesday:
- JOY Spirit of Play Series
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship
- Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in
Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
- Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the
U.S.
- Journeys on the Hill
- Interview for First Congregational Church of Concord, NH - Feb. 15

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006

Friday:
- Yoga - Starts Feb. 17 - FREE

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Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
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An art exhibit by artists Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine
January 23, 2006 to April 7, 2006
The Meetinghouse Gallery
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6

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Men's Fellowship - Mondays
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Starting January 30 - end of Spring Semester
Mondays 1pm
Berkeley Room

The Men's Fellowship celebrates a weekly meeting for the men of the
ANTS community to discuss the social, religious and pressing issues of
a given day or week.

Our Meetings are open to all Men who live, work and/or study at Andover
Newton Theological School

Our Events are welcome to ALL who are part of the community of ANTS

Contact: Carl Borden
Email: CBorden@ants.edu

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Tu B'Shvat celebration Organic Lunch - Monday, February 13
--------------------------------
The Hebrew College Rabbinical School and the Ecology Ministry at
Andover-Newton Theological School is happy to invite you to a
nourishing, eco-friendly, vegetarian lunch. This lunch is part of a 24
hour celebration of Tu B'Shvat, also known as the "birthday of the
trees." On this holiday we honor creation and increase ecological
awareness.

Monday, February 13th, 2006
From 12:00noon to 1:30pm
In the ANTS MeetingHouse

To reserve your spot, please RSVP by 2/10/06 to ANTS Ecology Minister,
Cristina Cabrera at ccabrera@ants.edu

****In order to increase awareness and not waste, please bring your own
bowl and mug for the food and drink! Lunch is free of charge. ****

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 14
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Join us for the next SA meeting!
When: Tuesday, 2/14
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12:00 - 12:50

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Starts Tuesday, February 14
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1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel Chapel

Minister Christo Owens, Guest Preacher

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Peace and Chocolate - Tuesday, Feb. 14
----------------------------------
Peace Fellowship Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 14
5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Valentine's Day is about love, so why not talk about making love
more
visible in the world (and eating some chocolate too.) Please join us
for a
Peace Fellowship meeting Tuesday February 14th in the cafeteria at
5:00. We
will be planning the presentation about the School of the America's
protest
trip in November and making plans for the second annual Peace Week.

If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't
come
to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you
Tuesday.
Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com
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JOY Spirit of Play Series - Wednesdays, Feb 8 - March 29
-----------------------------
7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020806joyspirit.htm

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Choir Rehearsal - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15 p.m.
Contact Burns Stanfield at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

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Community Worship - Weds., Feb. 15, 2006
------------------------
1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Sarah Drummond, Director of Field Education, will lead worship and
speak on the following theme:

"A Celebration of Learning Ministry in Context: Field Education,
Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Reflective Practice of Ministry"

----------------------------------
Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in
Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
----------------------------------
The Ecology Ministry at ANTS presents the Green Speaker Series 2006

"The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston"
presented by Alternatives for Community and Environment

Penn Loh, Director of Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE),
will provide and overview of the severe racial and class disparities in
environmental conditions in Massachusetts, with a focus on Boston. He
will then present case studies of how communities have successfully
fought these inequities, including struggle to clean up dirty diesel
exhaust from MBTA buses and a youth campaign to clean up hazardous
waste site.

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
from 12noon-1:00pm
Where: The Meeting House at ANTS
Light Lunch will be Served
$5.00 per person for those not on meal plan

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Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S.
- Weds., Feb. 15
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February 15, 2006
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. In the Peck Room
The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton
Theological School presents "The Public Square On The Hill: Brief
Evening Presentations On The American Public and Its Problems." The
February 15 program will be "Economic Inequality and Poverty in the
U.S." by Prof. Benjamin Valentin. The brief presentations are open to
all and at no cost.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021506publicsquare.htm

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Journeys on the Hill - Wednesday, February 15
--------------------------------------------
6:00-8:00 p.m.
ANTS Meetinghouse.

"Beginning Anew." Birth in Jewish and Christian tradition.

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Interview for First Congregational Church of Concord, NH - Feb. 15
--------------------------------------------------
On Feb. 15 Rev. David Keller will be on campus to meet with any
students interested in this Associate Minister position. First
Congregational Church of Concord, N.H., U.C.C. seeks Associate Minister
for Community Outreach. This is part-time, with potential for
full-time.

For additional information, see brochure in Dean of Students' office.

The Rev. David Keller, Sr. Pastor of First Church of Concord, will be
on campus Wednesday, February 15. If you are interested in discussing
this position with him, please call 603 225 5491 to set up an
appointment. Please bring a resume.

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UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
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Every Thursday, Spring semester 06
12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m.
Small dining room

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UU Worship - Thursdays
---------------------------------------------
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

February 16 - Rev. David Johnson

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Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
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Thursdays
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

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Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
---------------------------------------------------------------
February 16, 2006
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Sponsored by The Academic Dean's Office, the Andover Newton Bookstore
and Massachusetts Bible Society, and the Franklin Trask Library

Come meet the authors at this festive celebration of recent
publications! Our past and present faculty are a busy bunch - come
meet
ten faculty members, adjunct faculty and faculty emeriti who have
recently published books.

A complete schedule is online at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021606bookfair.htm

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Thursday Art Night
-----------------------------
Art Night continues this semester. Come join an everchanging community
of artists in a safe, no-rules, drop-in open studio on Thursday
evenings, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All
materials supplied or bring your own art form to work on.

For more information contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

--------------------------------
Yoga - Starts Feb. 17 - FREE
--------------------------------
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Room

Faith, Health & Spirituality
Late nights of studying? Overwhelmed by Homework?
Stressed? Stiff? Aching back? Wishing there was
something to help?

Begin your day with Breath --the first gift of God.

Stress Reduction and Yoga, Fridays, 7:30-8:30am with Yoga Instructor,
Dana Moore.

Beginning February 17 in the Berkeley Room, Mats provided. As a
service to ANTS students, Yoga will be free this semester.

Learn a practice to care for your body and soul. Take time for you.

For information and to register, see Judy Medeiros,W105

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, February 10, 2006

ANTS Student E- News - Friday, February 10, 2006

NEW
- Parking on the Quad
- BOSTON THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE
BEING ACCEPTED NOW FOR SPRING 2006
- Journeys on the Hill - Wednesday, February 15

REVIEW
- Tu B'Shvat celebration Organic Lunch - Monday, February 13
- GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 14
- Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in
Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
- Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the
U.S. - Weds., Feb. 15

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Parking on the Quad
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Due to the possibility of a Nor'easter this weekend, B&G is asking all
residents to refrain from parking on the Quad even during the day if
you see that the conditions will call for plowing. It will make the
snow removal team's job a lot easier if they don't have to dodge cars
while trying to clear the road.

Thank you for your cooperation, and let's hope it's not '78 all over
again.

Also, as a reminder, after the storm, cars are to be moved to cleared
lots.

Building & Grounds

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BOSTON THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE BEING
ACCEPTED NOW FOR SPRING 2006
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Dear Students:

Are you seeking new, interdisciplinary, and ecumenical approaches to
your theological studies? Have you always wanted to explore courses in
other BTI schools? Would an additional academic credential serve you
well in your vocational goals?

If the answer is yes, or even maybe, do explore the Boston Theological
Institute's dynamic Certificate Programs in International Mission and
Ecumenism (IME), Science and Religion (with several emphases possible),
and Youth and Young Adult Ministry Studies (YYAMS). Students can often
complete these certificates as part of their Masters or Doctoral
studies. Applications for Certificates awarded in Spring 2006 are
being accepted now.

For more information and to download materials, do visit:
http://www.bostontheological.org/academic/certificates.htm.

Hardcopies are available in the BTI office in Sturtevant Hall at
Andover Newton.

For Andover Newton, the Science Certificate advisor is Professor Mark
Heim, the IME Certificate advisor is Prof. Daniel Jeyaraj, and the
YYAMS advisor is Professor Bob Pazmino.

Alex Kern serves as Coordinator of the YYAMS certificate program, as
well. Do contact these advisors, and apply soon.

-Alex Kern, akern@ants.edu, 617-964-100, ext. 313

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Journeys on the Hill - Wednesday, February 15
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6:00-8:00 p.m.
ANTS Meetinghouse.

"Beginning Anew." Birth in Jewish and Christian tradition.

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Tu B'Shvat celebration Organic Lunch - Monday, February 13
--------------------------------
The Hebrew College Rabbinical School and the Ecology Ministry at
Andover-Newton Theological School is happy to invite you to a
nourishing, eco-friendly, vegetarian lunch. This lunch is part of a 24
hour celebration of Tu B'Shvat, also known as the "birthday of the
trees." On this holiday we honor creation and increase ecological
awareness.

Monday, February 13th, 2006
From 12:00noon to 1:30pm
In the ANTS MeetingHouse

To reserve your spot, please RSVP by 2/10/06 to ANTS Ecology Minister,
Cristina Cabrera at ccabrera@ants.edu

****In order to increase awareness and not waste, please bring your own
bowl and mug for the food and drink! Lunch is free of charge. ****

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GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
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12-1
Small dining room

GLANTS is the Andover Newton Fellowship for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, queer and questioning students and our allies. We will be
meeting in the Small Dining Room every Tuesday at lunch for fellowship
and any projects we decide we want to work on. Come join us!

Contact Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu or ericapbaron@hotmail.com with
questions, or to be put onto the GLANTS email list.

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 14
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Join us for the next SA meeting!
When: Tuesday, 2/14
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12:00 - 12:50

Please submit all agenda items no later than noon on Sunday to
lbaker@ants.edu.

Thanks,
Lella Baker

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Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in
Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
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The Ecology Ministry at ANTS presents the Green Speaker Series 2006

"The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston"
presented by Alternatives for Community and Environment

Penn Loh, Director of Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE),
will provide and overview of the severe racial and class disparities in
environmental conditions in Massachusetts, with a focus on Boston. He
will then present case studies of how communities have successfully
fought these inequities, including struggle to clean up dirty diesel
exhaust from MBTA buses and a youth campaign to clean up hazardous
waste site.

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
from 12noon-1:00pm
Where: The Meeting House at ANTS
Light Lunch will be Served
$5.00 per person for those not on meal plan

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Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S.
- Weds., Feb. 15
------------------------------------
February 15, 2006
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. In the Peck Room
The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton
Theological School presents "The Public Square On The Hill: Brief
Evening Presentations On The American Public and Its Problems." The
February 15 program will be "Economic Inequality and Poverty in the
U.S." by Prof. Benjamin Valentin. The brief presentations are open to
all and at no cost.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021506publicsquare.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 10, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

In this issue
- GRACE CHAPEL Grand Opening Celebration
- Rev. Marta Valentin Shares Her Experiences in New Orleans
- Learning to Nurture Your Inner Voice - February 9 - April 27
- Awakening the Dream, Changing the Dream Symposium - April 1, 2006

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GRACE CHAPEL Grand Opening Celebration
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Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We would like to invite our Andover Newton friends to the public Grand Opening event for our new Community Life building in Lexington. The GC community is very excited about the expanded space the good Lord has provided us with, and wants to share that joy with the community at large. It has been nearly 3 years in building, and nearly doubles our space, including a 400-600 seat fellowship hall, full-size gym, café, chapel (approximating the original 1950s Grace "Chapel"), youth center, classrooms, and 1000+ capacity "Kids' Town".

To celebrate, we are inviting everyone to a time of music, food, and entertainment (games, crafts, rides, magic show) for the kids. The drama team will have shows at 11:30 and 12:30, the GC jazz band at 1:00, and others throughout the day. Various ministries - education, local outreach (homeless, prison, urban youth, ESL, etc.), women's and men's, young adults, singles, small group, Alpha, and more, will also have representatives.

GC is located on Worthen Road, one block north of the Lexington Common, between Mass. Ave. and Bedford St. (Rte. 4/225 south off Rte. 128). Website: www.grace.org for more details.

I hope to see you there!

Jeff Brigham

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Rev. Marta Valentin Shares Her Experiences in New Orleans
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Join us for this lunch time talk to hear stories of courage and hope as Rev. Marta shares her experiences of working to rebuild her congregation.

Thursday, February 16th
12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Episcopal Divinity School, Washburn Lounge

Rev. Marta Valentin, the minister of First UU Church in New Orleans was called to the New Orleans church last spring and had not yet delivered her first sermon as the settled minister when she and her spouse, Alison Chase, had to evacuate the city for Hurricane Katrina. Marta's first service was conducted by conference call. Since then, her ministry has been to a traumatized and dispersed, but resilient and committed, congregation. The congregation is currently making decisions about how to proceed with the decontamination and clean-up of their building, which was flooded with four feet of water.

Other events in the area:

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Saturday, February 18th
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First Parish UU Church of Arlington MA (http://www.firstparish.info/) is hosting Rev. Marta Valentin from the First Unitarian Universalist of New Orleans for a slide show followed by a New Orleans style dinner. The slide show illustrates some of the devastation to the church and the surrounding neighborhood. It will begin at 4:00pm, followed by a chance to hear Marta speak about ways that Mass Bay District churches can help. A minimum donation of $10 is suggested. All proceeds directly benefit the New Orleans church.

First Parish, Arlington is located at 630 Mass. Ave. in Arlington, at the intersection of Mass Ave. and Rt 60. Parking is available in the nearby public lots. If you need childcare for this event, please email Jim Austin at jim@jimaustin.net.

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Sunday, February 19th
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Rev. Marta will be preaching at the First Parish in Cambridge (http://www.firstparishcambridge.org) located at 3 Church St. in Harvard Square. The service is at 10:30am. Lunch will be served in the parlor after the service for a suggested donation of $10 to benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts. There is free parking for church attendees in the lot on Church Street until 1:00pm on Sundays just bring your parking ticket in to the building to be stamped. If you plan to stay for the lunch, though, you may want to find on-street parking or use public transportation. Childcare will be available during the service and during the lunch. For more information, contact Rita Butterfield: rita828@earthlink.net.

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Learning to Nurture Your Inner Voice - February 9 - April 27
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A class based on the book, The Artist's Way by Julie Cameron

Make the journey that refreshes your creativity, heightens your self-awareness, and nurtures your inner voice. Recommended for anyone in transition or needing a fresh outlook, this class will hone your spiritual intuition and spark your creativity.

The Artist's Way isn't about being an artist per say, or a writer, but it is about creative expression -feeling creative, confident and whole - and relies on writing as a means of facilitating self-discovery. It is a twelve-week program that includes daily journal writing, 7 group meetings and discussion about The Artist?s Way, and other fun and insightful creative exercises.

Classes are held on Thursday evenings from February 9th - April 27th in Weston. Fee: $175. For more information visit www.inspirationhouse.org.

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Awakening the Dream, Changing the Dream Symposium - April 1, 2006
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Where on Earth are we going? And what can we do about it?

These are two of the questions that lie at the heart of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium.

The Symposium explores the links between three of humanity's most critical concerns: environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. Using video clips from some of the world's most respected thinkers, along with inspiring short films, leading edge information and dynamic group interactions, the Symposium allows participants to gain a new insight into the very nature of our time, and the opportunity we have to shape and impact the direction of our world with our everyday choices and action.

Saturday, April 1, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA
Fee: $25 - $85
For more information visit www.pachamama.org or email, journeys@firstparishweston.org

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, February 09, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 9, 2006

In this message
- Orientation to American Baptist Life Conference
- Add/Drop Forms Due - TOMORROW Feb. 10
- Posters for Stuart Lecture Series
- Katherine B. Stuart Lecture: Dr. Darryl Trimiew - Feb. 21
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 14
- Student Association - Check Requests
- GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
- Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the
U.S. - Weds., Feb. 15
- Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
- Interview for First Congregational Church of Concord, NH - Feb. 15
- Community Worship - Weds., Feb. 15, 2006

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Orientation to American Baptist Life Conference
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I've received notice from the ABC that their Orientation to American
Baptist Life will be held again this year at Green Lake, WI. The dates
are October 19-23, 2006. This conference is designed to assist
seminarians in developing a better understanding of American Baptist
identity, mission, and future as people of God. All expenses to the
conference are paid by the ABC. If you are interested in attending this
conference next fall, please let me know.

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Add/Drop Forms Due - TOMORROW Feb. 10
-------------------------------
Last day for late registration. Add/Drop forms due in the Registrar's
Office by 4:00 p.m.

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Posters for Stuart Lecture Series
-------------------------------
The Institutional Advancement Office has a supply of very attractive
posters advertising the Stuart Lecture Series. You are invited to stop
by Diane Ruark's office (Dabney 22) during business hours and pick up
one (or more) to hang up at your church or other location where you
think it might be seen by interested people.

Thank you for helping to get the word out about this excellent lecture
series.

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Katherine B. Stuart Lecture: Dr. Darryl Trimiew - Feb. 21
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February 21, 2006
7:30 p.m. in the Peck Room
Dr. Darryl Trimiew, the chair of the Department of Philosophy and
Religion, at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
will speak on "Am I My Brother's Keeper? Business Ethics for the 21st
Century".
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106stuart.htm

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 14
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Join us for the next SA meeting!
When: Tuesday, 2/14
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12:00 - 12:50

Please submit all agenda items no later than noon on Sunday to
lbaker@ants.edu.

Thanks,
Lella Baker

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Student Association - Check Requests
--------------------------------------
Just a few quick reminders from the SA Leadership team regarding check
requests (since the leadership has changed in a few organizations):

1) All check requests must be submitted to the SA Treasurer (Jeff
Lukens). You can either place these in the SA Campus Mailbox (#3) OR
underneath the door of the SA office in Sturtavent. (For your safety,
do not hand pieces of paper to the SA President, she will more than
likely loose them or forget to give them to Jeff).

2) We do not pay speaker fees or honorariums to full-time faculty or
any student. This was discussed during several last semester.

3) If a recognized fellowship is conducting a Wed chapel this semester
please contact either Jeff Lukens or Lella Baker ASAP.

4) Student Fellowship groups may conduct fundraisers and have the money
rolled over to the next fiscal year for the fellowship's use.
fellowships last one!): Fellowship groups are responsible for
completeing their completingt forms. The SA Exec members will not do so
on a fellowships behalf. If you have any questions regarding which form
or how to fill out one of the requests, please e-mail
saexec@yahoogroups.com. Check request forms are found on
Blackboard.

Please let us know if you have any questions!
Thanks,
Lella

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GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
-----------------------------------------------
12-1
Small dining room

GLANTS is the Andover Newton Fellowship for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, queer and questioning students and our allies. We will be
meeting in the Small Dining Room every Tuesday at lunch for fellowship
and any projects we decide we want to work on. Come join us!

Contact Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu or ericapbaron@hotmail.com with
questions, or to be put onto the GLANTS email list.

-----------------------------------
Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S.
- Weds., Feb. 15
------------------------------------
February 15, 2006
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. In the Peck Room
The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton
Theological School presents "The Public Square On The Hill: Brief
Evening Presentations On The American Public and Its Problems." The
February 15 program will be "Economic Inequality and Poverty in the
U.S." by Prof. Benjamin Valentin. The brief presentations are open to
all and at no cost.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021506publicsquare.htm

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Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
---------------------------------------------------------------
February 16, 2006
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Sponsored by The Academic Dean's Office, the Andover Newton Bookstore
and Massachusetts Bible Society, and the Franklin Trask Library

Come meet the authors at this festive celebration of recent
publications! Our past and present faculty are a busy bunch - come
meet
ten faculty members, adjunct faculty and faculty emeriti who have
recently published books.

A complete schedule is online at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021606bookfair.htm

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Interview for First Congregational Church of Concord, NH - Feb. 15
--------------------------------------------------
On Feb. 15 Rev. David Keller will be on campus to meet with any
students interested in this Associate Minister position. First
Congregational Church of Concord, N.H., U.C.C. seeks Associate Minister
for Community Outreach. This is part-time, with potential for
full-time. For additional information, see brochure in Dean of Students'
office.

The Rev. David Keller, Sr. Pastor of First Church of Concord, will be
on campus Wednesday, February 15. If you are interested in discussing
this position with him, please call 603 225 5491 to set up an
appointment. Please bring a resume.

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Community Worship - Weds., Feb. 15, 2006
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1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Sarah Drummond, Director of Field Education, will lead worship and
speak on the following theme:

"A Celebration of Learning Ministry in Context: Field Education,
Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Reflective Practice of Ministry"

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 8, 2006

In this message:

- UU Worship Revised Scheduled
- BTI Science and Religion Newsletter Available Online
- GLANTS Meeting
- Black History Month Book Sale at Trask Library

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UU Worship Revised Scheduled
----------------------------------------

Spring 2006

February 9 Leslie Becknell

February 16 Rev. David Johnson

February 23 Roger Peltier

March 2 Rev. Charlie Clements, Director UU Service Committee

March 9 Kerri Saucier

March 16 Megan Lynes

March 23 Jen Duhamel

March 30 Rev. Bob McKetchnie

April 6 Erica Baron and Joanne Giannino, "An Abraxas Communion"

April 20 Rev. Ed Lynn

April 27 Professor Carol Fontaine

May 4 Senior Recognition Ceremony


Joanne Giannino
Ministerial Intern
First Universalist Society in Franklin, Massachusetts

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BTI Science and Religion Newsletter Available Online
---------------------------------------------------------

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The BTI Science and Religion Newsletter, edited by Mr. Frank Villa is
available on-line at

http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/science_and_religion_newsletter.htm

Sincerely,

Marian Simion

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GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
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12-1
Small dining room

More info:

Description:

GLANTS is the Andover Newton Fellowship for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, queer and questioning students and our allies. We will be
meeting in the Small Dining Room every Tuesday at lunch for fellowship
and any projects we decide we want to work on. Come join us! Contact
Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu or ericapbaron@hotmail.com with
questions, or to be put onto the GLANTS email list.

Contact: Erica Baron
Email: ebaron@ants.edu

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Black History Month Book Sale at Trask Library
-----------------------------------------------------------

In honor of celebrating February as Black History Month, the

Trask Library is conducting a book sale of items of black history,

theology, sociology, economy and biography. Many of the donated

books are from the personal library of recently retired Rev. Virgil Wood

of the Pond Street Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island.

Rev. Wood is a civil rights pioneer who served and marched with the

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are privileged to have received this

collection from Rev. Wood and pleased to be able to offer it to the

Andover Newton family. Many of the volumes are signed by the

authors in tribute to Rev. Wood. Please stop by throughout the month of

February to share in this piece of Black History at Trask Library.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 7, 2006

In this message
- POSTPONED: Ritual Reinscriptions - TONIGHT
- Choir This Week at 12:45 - Weds, Feb. 8
- 9th International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23-24, 2006
- A LENTEN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUP - Tuesdays, Mar. 7 - April 4
- SA Minutes Available
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 14
- Student Association - Check Requests
- Black Student Fellowship Co-Chair Resignation
- BTI Newsletter Available - Feb. 7, 2006
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidate - Wednesday, February 8

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POSTPONED: Ritual Reinscriptions - TONIGHT
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Guest Artist Karen Schiff's Presentation:

Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice

has been postponed and will not be held this evening, Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Please watch for the new date sometime this month.
Thank you.

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Choir This Week at 12:45 - Weds, Feb. 8
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This week - and this week only -- the ANTS choir will rehearse in the chapel at 12:40pm, right before chapel. All welcome.

Burns Stanfield

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9th International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23-24, 2006
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Wrestling with the Gods of the Marketplace: Business and Spirituality in the 21st Century

March 23-24, 2006
Glavin Family Chapel
Babson College

Keynote Speakers:

Arnold Hiatt, President, Stride Rite Foundation;
John Sage, President and Cofounder, Pura Vida Coffee
Beth Williams, President and CEO, Roxbury Technology Corporation
Aaron Feuerstein, Former President and CEO, Malden Mills Industries Inc.

Other Speakers Include:

Alan and Harriet Lewis, Chairman and Vice Chair, Grand Circle Corporation
Margaret Benefiel, PhD, Andover Newton Theological School; CEO, ExecutiveSoul.com (ANTS Adjunct Faculty Member)
Mitch Tyson, CEO, Advanced Electron Beams
Denise Cerreta, Founder, One World Café
Dr. Linda Ferguson, President and Owner, New Paradigms Alliance Inc.
Robert Sarly, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Smith Barney (ANTS Board of Directors Member)

Earlybird sign up - Business and Spirituality Symposium - Register by Feb 24 and Save $25

To register or for more information, please visit our website www.babson.edu/events/businessandspirituality
or call 781-239-5631.

Sponsored by:
Babson College and Grand Circle Corporation

Andover Newton Theological School is a co-sponsor of this event.

Register at:
http://www.babson.edu/events/businessandspirituality

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A LENTEN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUP - Tuesdays, Mar. 7 - April 4
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EMBODIED PRAYER
EMBRACED MYSTERY
EMBLAZED ACTION

If you are looking for a way to practice Lent, plan to experience intentional prayer in a spiritual direction group this semester. Lent means "spring" which expresses the season in the church calendar that moves from the darkness of winter into the light of resurrection. A time of reflection in community awaits you.

For five weeks beginning on Tuesday, March 7 through April 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., ANTS is offering an opportunity to experience embodied prayer, embraced mystery, and emblazed action. Through movement, chant, music, lectio divina, mindfulness meditation, silence, and conversation, you will have opportunity to explore the place of service arising from the depths of soul and community.

The Spiritual Direction Group will be facilitated by the Rev. Dr. David B. Reynolds. Rev. Reynolds is a Pastoral Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director at Pastoral Counseling Services in Manchester, NH. An Ordained Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he has served 8 years in the parish and 17 years at PCS. After receiving spiritual direction for 9 years, he began offering this ministry 5 years ago, and is in a peer supervision group for spiritual directors in Concord, NH.

The Spiritual Direction Group will welcome up to 7 people and costs $90. Some scholarship money is available. To register or for more information contact Judy Medeiros in Worcester 105.

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SA Minutes Available
--------------------------------------
Minutes from the January 31, 2006 meeting of the Student Association are now available online at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/salt.htm

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 14
--------------------------------------
Join us for the next SA meeting!
When: Tuesday, 2/14
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12:00 - 12:50

Please submit all agenda items no latter than noon on Sunday to lbaker@ants.edu.

Thanks,
Lella Baker

--------------------------------------
Student Association - Check Requests
--------------------------------------
Just a few quick reminders from the SA Leadership team regarding check requests (since the leadership has changed in a few organizations):

1) All check requests must be submitted to the SA Treasurer (Jeff Lukens). You can either place these in the SA Campus Mailbox (#3) OR underneath the door of the SA office in Sturtevant. (For your safety, do not hand pieces of paper to the SA President, she will more than likely loose them or forget to give them to Jeff).

2) We do not pay speaker fees or honorariums to full-time faculty or any student. This was discussed during several last semester.

3) If a recognized fellowship is conducting a Wed chapel this semester please contact either Jeff Lukens or Lella Baker ASAP.

4) Student Fellowship groups may conduct fundraisers and have the money rolled over to the next fiscal year for the fellowship's use.
fellowships last one!): Fellowship groups are responsible for completing their forms. The SA Exec members will not do so on a fellowship's behalf. If you have any questions regarding which form or how to fill out one of the requests, please e-mail saexec@yahoogroups.com. Check request forms are found on Blackboard.

Please let us know if you have any questions!
Thanks,
Lella

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Black Student Fellowship Co-Chair Resignation
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Hi all,

I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign as co-chair of BSF. It has been a pleasure and an honor working and representing all of you this last couple of years and I have greatly appreciated your enthusiasm and dedication. Please refer all further correspondence regarding the BSF to Christo Owens - co-chair. Thank you and may God pour his blessings upon you all.

Peace and the love that is greater than us all.

Toni DiPina

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BTI Newsletter Available - Feb. 7, 2006
--------------------------------------
The February 7, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are now available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidate - Wednesday, February 8
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11:00 am. - 12 noon: Students in Upper Noyes

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Staff and Alums in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: Trustees and the Community in the Berkeley Room

View schedule of community interviews:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106interviews.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - Message from Nick Carter

Announcing a New Campus Internet Portal

Good people:

I am pleased to announce that Andover Newton has made an important step
forward in reaching our strategic objective of providing innovative and
effective ways to maximize our resources and make theological education
more accessible. In recent weeks we have purchased a new comprehensive
Internet software resource that will bring some exciting new programs to
our community. The program is Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
and it will be phased in over the next 6-9 months.

JICS is an internet portal that acts as a digital 'commons' for our
campus, offering a powerful resource to connect students, faculty, and
staff with our school's databases. JICS offers everyone on campus a
single point of access to Web-based self-service, e-learning,
communications, and community-building applications. The portal will
allow integrated access to the current ANTS webmail system as well.

With one login and password, students, faculty and staff can have 24x7
access to perform tasks that enhance their relationship with the school.

In the Student module , students can review their personal data,
schedule of classes, grades, and historical course work. Students will
also be able to register for courses online and, in a follow-on phase,
pay bills online.

In the Faculty module, professors can review their personal data, the
courses they are teaching, and also enter grades. Advisors can review
basic profile data for their advisees and, by using current and
historical course work, better advise the students in course work needed
to achieve their educational goals.

The Learning Management System, with capabilities similar to
Blackboard, is fully integrated into the Internet Portal Solution.
Course areas will be created automatically from our CARS database
records, and all students will be automatically enrolled in their course
areas when they register for a course. Each online course can contain
course documents, announcements, web links, syllabi, threaded
discussions, and real-time chat. Instructors can update grades, assign
online quizzes, track attendance, create and monitor course groups, and
much more from any computer with Internet access.

Together these things will enable us to be far more responsive,
integrate your interactions with the school, and give us all a platform
for making our courses available to degree students, clergy, and laity,
almost regardless of geography or time.

We are currently in the process of installing and configuring this
system for a phased implementation of its key features. The first module
to be completed will be the Learning Management System for Fall 2006
courses. More information will be available in early March about the
system, its availability and, important to all of us, training! Please
lend your support (and patience) to the IT team as they lead us into
this new future.

Onward!

Nick Carter

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, February 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 6, 2006

In this message
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidate - Wednesday, February
8
- Ecology Ministry Events Calendar
- Tu B'Shvat Celebration Organic Lunch - Monday, February 13
- Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in
Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
- FAITH YOUTH INSTITUTE (FYI) SEEKS SUMMER STAFF AND TEEN PARTICIPANT
NOMINEES
- UU Worship Schedule for Spring 2006
- BTI Spring 2006 Bulletin Notice

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Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidate - Wednesday, February 8
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11:00 am. - 12 noon: Students in Upper Noyes

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Staff and Alums in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: Trustees and the Community in the Berkeley Room

View schedule of community interviews:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106interviews.htm

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Ecology Ministry Events Calendar
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Mon Feb 13th - Tu B'Shvat celebration (Jewish Environmental holiday)
- Organic Lunch in Meeting House 12-1:30pm

Wed Feb 15th - ACE (Alternatives for Community and Environment) - Talk
in Meeting House 12-1pm Speaker: Penn Loh, Executive Director

Wed Feb 22nd - Community Organic Farms Outreach in Waltham, MA - talk
in Meeting House12-1pm. Speaker: Amanda Cather, Director

Tues Feb 28th - The Green Roundtable - talk in Meeting House 12-1pm
Speaker: Barbra Batshalom, Executive Director

Any questions, please email Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera at
ccabrera@ants.edu

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Tu B'Shvat Celebration Organic Lunch - Monday, February 13
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The Hebrew College Rabbinical School and the Ecology Ministry at
Andover-Newton Theological School is happy to invite you to a
nourishing, eco-friendly, vegetarian lunch. This lunch is part of a 24
hour celebration of Tu B'Shvat, also known as the "birthday of the
trees." On this holiday we honor creation and increase ecological
awareness.

Monday, February 13th, 2006
From 12:00noon to 1:30pm
In the ANTS MeetingHouse

To reserve your spot, please RSVP by 2/10/06 to ANTS Ecology Minister,
Cristina Cabrera at ccabrera@ants.edu

****In order to increase awareness and not waste, please bring your own
bowl and mug for the food and drink! Lunch is free of charge. ****

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Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in
Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
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The Ecology Ministry at ANTS presents the Green Speaker Series 2006

"The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston"
presented by Alternatives for Community and Environment

Penn Loh, Director of Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE),
will provide and overview of the severe racial and class disparities in
environmental conditions in Massachusetts, with a focus on Boston. He
will then present case studies of how communities have successfully
fought these inequities, including struggle to clean up dirty diesel
exhaust from MBTA buses and a youth campaign to clean up hazardous waste
site.

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
from 12noon-1:00pm
Where: The Meeting House at ANTS
Light Lunch will be Served
$5.00 per person for those not on meal plan

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FAITH YOUTH INSTITUTE (FYI) SEEKS SUMMER STAFF AND TEEN PARTICIPANT
NOMINEES
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SUMMER STAFF: Do you have gifts for ministry you wish to share with
teens, ages 15-18?

Andover Newton's Faith Youth Institute is seeking applications from
seminarians for full-time and part-time Mentor positions for our dynamic
nine-day exploration of vocation, theology, spirituality, service, urban
immersion, and leadership training. The program is scheduled for July
8-16, 2006, on the Theme "Blessed Are You!" (from the Beatitudes in
Matthew 5:1-12).

Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions during
the Spring.
Application involves a recent resume, two references and a letter or
email describing your experiences and interests.

Please contact Alex Kern and Matt Carriker at fyi@ants.edu and
akern@ants.edu or 617-964-1100, ext. 267 or 313 to apply.

Many Andover Newton students have found FYI leadership to be a joyful
and transformative experience of ministry training and intergenerational
community, and a unique opportunity to carry your ANTS education off the
Hill into Boston service-learning contexts.

This work experience counts toward the BTI's Certificate in Youth and
Young Adult Ministries, and can be pursued in conjunction with Directed
Study in Christian Education at ANTS, with the department chair's
permission.

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 call or who are simply open to
learning and building community in the seminary setting and in the city.

Spaces are filling, so nominate as soon as possible. A nomination
involves emailing, calling, or writing a note to the FYI office with
contact information for teens, or their parent or guardian, or their
youth leader, or requesting information from fyi@ants.edu information to
send to the youth yourself.

Thank you for encouraging the faith and call of rising generations.

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UU Worship Schedule for Spring 2006
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Thurdays
1:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

February 9 Leslie Becknell

February 16 Rev. David Johnson

February 23 Jen Duhamel

March 2 Rev. Charlie Clements, Director UU Service Committee

March 9 Kerri Saucier

March 16 Megan Lynes

March 23 TBA

March 30 Rev. Bob McKetchnie

April 6 Erica Baron and Joanne Giannino, "An Abraxas
Communion"

April 20 Rev. Ed Lynn

April 27 Professor Carole Fontaine

May 4 Senior Recognition Ceremony

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BTI Spring 2006 Bulletin Notice
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This is in regard to the Spring 2006 (No. 5.2) issue of the Bulletin of
the Boston Theological Institute. (ISSN 1538-6597)

I would like to inform you that I have just discovered severe printing
errors in the text of numerous articles of the Bulletin. The errors were
introduced during the final printing process, but were not present on
the proof.

I apologize and regret this accident, particularly because these errors
were not identified in time and some of you might have already received
the printed version today.

As you know, this is internationally distributed and I am currently
working with the printer to see what could be done to rectify this.

A correct version of the Bulletin is available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/bulletin/spring6.pdf

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Marian Simion

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 6, 2006 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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-Art Exhibit: Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7

Monday:
- Men's Fellowship Special Announcement - Men and Women Welcome TODAY
- Men's Fellowship - February 6

Tuesday:
- "Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice" -
Feb. 7

Wednesday:
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
- Choir Rehearsal - Wednesday, Feb. 8
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidate - February 8
- Community Worship - Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night

Friday:
- Add/Drop Forms Due - Friday, Feb. 10

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Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
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An art exhibit by artists Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine
January 23, 2006 to April 7, 2006
The Meetinghouse Gallery
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6

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Men's Fellowship Special Announcement - Men and Women Welcome TODAY
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Last Monday the men's fellowship decided that the first Monday of every
month this spring we will have an open meeting to both men and women of
the ANTS community to join in a special discussion that reaches beyond
the male perspective.

This Monday Feb 6, 1pm Berkeley Lounge we will be discussing dating in
seminary and in the ministry.

If there is a topic you would like to discuss with just the Men or in
one of our group meetings this semester, come to the meeting and we can
schedule a time.

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Men's Fellowship - February 6
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Starting January 30 - end of Spring Semester
Mondays 1pm
Berkeley Room

The Men's Fellowship celebrates a weekly meeting for the men of the
ANTS community to discuss the social, religious and pressing issues of a
given day or week.

Our Meetings are open to all Men who live, work and/or study at Andover
Newton Theological School

Our Events are welcome to ALL who are part of the community of ANTS

Contact: Carl Borden
Email: CBorden@ants.edu

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"Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice" -
Feb. 7
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Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-8pm, Meetinghouse: Center for the Arts

Karen Schiff, a Visiting Artist at ANTS for Spring 2006, will discuss
her recent art projects as rituals of homage, intimacy, and mourning.
Light refreshments will be served at 6:30, followed by lecture at 7pm.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020706reinscriptions.htm

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JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
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7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020806joyspirit.htm

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Choir Rehearsal - Wednesday, Feb. 8
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Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15 p.m.
Contact Burns Stanfield at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

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Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidate - February 8
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11:00 am. - 12 noon: Students in Upper Noyes

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Staff and Alums in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: Trustees and the Community in the Berkeley Room

View schedule of community interviews:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106interviews.htm

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Community Worship - Wednesday, February 8, 2006
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1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

February 8 - Greg Mobley

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UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
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Every Thursday, Spring semester 06
12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m.
Small dining room

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UU Worship - Thursdays
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

February 9 - Leslie Becknell

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Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
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Thursdays
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

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Thursday Art Night
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Art Night continues this semester. Come join an ever-changing
community of artists in a safe, no-rules, drop-in open studio on
Thursday evenings, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All
materials supplied or bring your own art form to work on.

For more information contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

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Add/Drop Forms Due - Friday, Feb. 10
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Last day for late registration. Add/Drop forms due in the Registrar's
Office by 4:00 p.m.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, February 03, 2006

ANTS Student E- News - Friday, February 3, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- Ecumenical Trip for Young Adults - June 3 - June 13, 2006
- Make Homelessness History: Legislative Action Day at the State House
- GRACE CHAPEL Grand Opening Celebration
- Material Witness - Discount on Liturgical Arts
- Lecture: Karen Lebacqz on Stem Cell Research - Feb. 8
- Interfaith Symposium on Teen Dating Violence - March 16

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Ecumenical Trip for Young Adults - June 3 - June 13, 2006
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The Heart of Christ: finding your way home
An Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Taize Community, France and Paris

This pilgrimage is primarily for young people age 17 - 29.
Adult participation (age 30 and over) is limited.

Deadline for application: March 1, 2006

The trip includes a week in Taize, plus a couple of days in Paris for a cost of only $1970. The cost includes airfare, lodging, bus and train fares, transfers from airport and most meals.

For more information and registration:
http://www.illuminatedjourneys.com

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Make Homelessness History: Legislative Action Day at the State House
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February 28, 2006

o Come learn why an increasing number of individuals and families are homeless and important steps lawmakers on Beacon Hill can take to remedy the situation.

o Hear an exciting keynote speaker (9:30am - 11:00am) and eye-opening panel discussions on: Is Poverty Solvable? (12:30pm - 2:00pm) and Regionalizing Family Shelter and Prevention Programs: Benefits and Risks (2:15pm to 3:45pm).

o Visit your legislators (phone Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries for consultation)

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) encourages everyone to attend this Action Day sponsored by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.

CMM will have a "CMM contingent" gathering during the event, time and place to be announced. Please let us know if you and others from your congregation plan to attend.

Contact Miriam Stein, CMM's One Family Project Director, at miriam.stein@comcast.net or 781-648-0255. Come for all or part of the day, as your schedule permits.

For more information and a registration form, go to:
http://www.mahomeless.org/specialevents/specialevents.html

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GRACE CHAPEL Grand Opening Celebration
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Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We would like to invite our Andover Newton friends to the public Grand Opening event for our new Community Life building in Lexington. The GC community is very excited about the expanded space the good Lord has provided us with, and wants to share that joy with the community at large. It has been nearly 3 years in building, and nearly doubles our space, including a 400-600 seat fellowship hall, full-size gym, café, chapel (approximating the original 1950s Grace "Chapel"), youth center, classrooms, and 1000+ capacity "Kids' Town".

To celebrate, we are inviting everyone to a time of music, food, and entertainment (games, crafts, rides, magic show) for the kids. The drama team will have shows at 11:30 and 12:30, the GC jazz band at 1:00, and others throughout the day. Various ministries - education, local outreach (homeless, prison, urban youth, ESL, etc.), women's and men's, young adults, singles, small group, Alpha, and more, will also have representatives.

GC is located on Worthen Road, one block north of the Lexington Common, between Mass. Ave. and Bedford St. (Rte. 4/225 south off Rte. 128). Website: www.grace.org for more details.

I hope to see you there!

Jeff Brigham

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Material Witness - Discount on Liturgical Arts
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Deborah Rose, M. Div. ' 89, D.Min. '96 founded "Material Witness," a new ministry of liturgical arts, in 2005. She creates custom fabric pieces for churches and clergy, as her witness to God's deep gladness. For more, see her web site: http://www.materialwitness.net. Deborah was recently featured in a story in the publication, The Fig Tree. News feature: http://www.thefigtree.org/dec05images/rose.html

Deborah is offering a 15% discount on each custom-created piece to ANTS-related ministers.

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Lecture: Karen Lebacqz on Stem Cell Research - Feb. 8
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
At Episcopal Divinity School
4:00 pm: Lecture
6:00 pm: Dinner ($10)

Karen Lebacqz is the Robert Gordon Sproul Professor of Theologic Ethics (Emeritus) at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Lebacqz is a member and former chair, Geron Ethics Advisory Board; Co-editor of The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate (MIT Press); Former Commissioner, the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research; and Bioethicist-in-Residence for 2005-2006, Yale University. She is a member of QUASAR, the UCC Task Force on Science and Religion.

Please RSVP prior to February 3, 2006 at
villa@bostontheological.org

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Interfaith Symposium on Teen Dating Violence - March 16
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"FIGHTING ABUSE: INSPIRING TEENAGE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS (FAITH)"

Thursday, March 16, 9:30 a.m.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
81 Elm Street, Concord

Featured Presenter: Joanne Patterson
Jo is the Community Programs Intern for REACH, a domestic violence agency located in Waltham. As their primary teen dating relationships educator, she works with MetroWest high schools and colleges to educate youth about the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Who should attend? All who are concerned with teenage relationships and the need to understand the dynamics of abusive dating behavior:
Clergy, Pastoral Staff, Youth Ministers, Pastoral Associates,
Directors of Religious Education, Lay Leadership

Pre-Registration requested
Suggested Donation: $20.00
Light Lunch Included

Network for Women's Lives
A non-profit volunteer organization of citizens dedicated to the
eradication of domestic violence in our communities
through education for prevention.

P.O. Box 276
Concord, MA 01742
978-287-4089
www.networkforwomenslives.org
Email: networkforwomenslives@juno.com

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 3, 2006 - Afternoon News

In this message
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
- Call for Applications - Deadline, March 1
- Interviews with Second Dean of the Faculty Candidate - February 8
- Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
- Blackboard Help: Why Can't I see My Courses?
- Blackboard Tip: Remove Last Semester's Courses from "My Courses"
List

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New Jobs on the Web Site
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Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

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Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
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February 22, 2006
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
in the Berkeley Room

Planning Field Education for next year? Please follow these steps:

1. Make an appt. to see Sarah Drummond, ext 230 or Kathy Windsor, x
236

2. Complete the student information form found on the field education
website and bring it to your appointment

3. Begin the interview process by reviewing sites on the field ed
website at www.ants.edu/academics/fielded

4. Once placed notify Judy Medeiros in the Field Ed. office

If you missed the fall Orientation meeting, we are offering another on
Wednesday, Feb. 22,5:30-7pm in the Berekely Room

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Call for Applications - Deadline, March 1
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The Fund for Theological Education offers fellowships to doctoral
students in Ph.D. and Th.D. programs from African American, Asian
American, Native American, and Hispanic backgrounds. Stipends can range
up to $10,000. The deadline for applications for the 2006-2007 academic
year is March 1, 2006.

More information is available on a poster on the board outside the
Dean's office, or by going to www.thefund.org.

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Interviews with Second Dean of the Faculty Candidate - February 8
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11:00 am. - 12 noon: Students in Upper Noyes

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Staff and Alums in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: Trustees and the Community in the Berkeley Room

View schedule of community interviews:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106interviews.htm

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Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
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February 16, 2006
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Sponsored by The Academic Dean's Office, the Andover Newton Bookstore
and Massachusetts Bible Society, and the Franklin Trask Library

Come meet the authors at this festive celebration of recent
publications! Our past and present faculty are a busy bunch - come
meet
ten faculty members, adjunct faculty and faculty emeriti who have
recently published books.

A complete schedule is online at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021606bookfair.htm

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Blackboard Help: Why Can't I see My Courses?
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Blackboard is an online learning system that is separate from the ANTS
Registrar's records. To enter an online course area, you must
manually add the course to your list of My Courses within the Blackboard
system. Blackboard calls this process "enrollment".

To enroll in a course:

1. Go to the ANTS web site at http://www.ants.edu.

2. Under the E-learning menu (in the right column), click Login to
Blackboard.

2. Enter your Username and Password, then click Login again.

3. In the Blackboard E-Learning Center, click the green Courses tab at
the top of the screen.

4. In the Course Catalog section, click the On-Campus Courses link.
Then click the link to the appropriate semester's courses.

5. Navigate the menus to find your on-campus courses.

6. To the right of each course title, click Enroll for the course(s)
you want to access.
A page is displayed that contains the course description.

7. Click Submit. You will get a confirmation that you have been
enrolled in the class. Click OK to enter the classroom.

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Blackboard Tip: Remove Last Semester's Courses from "My Courses" List
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Do you want to clean up your My Courses list to remove links to
previously completed courses?

Our policy is to make all Blackboard courses available for one full
year. However, you can hide the display of course links in your My
Courses list.

To hide a course:

1. Click the pencil icon at the top right of the My Courses section.

2. Remove the check from the Show checkbox next to the course link you
want to hide.

3. Click Submit.

Conversely, to display a course link:

1. Click the pencil icon at the top right of the My Courses section.

2. Check from the Show checkbox next to the course link you want to
display.

3. Click Submit.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 3, 2006 - Morning News

This newsletter is in place of the Thursday news - the mail system was
down late yesterday.

In this message
- Possible Short Term Water Shutoffs Today
- Multicultural Festival Tomorrow - Friday, Feb. 3
- SUPER BOWL FESTIVITIES - Sunday, February 5th
- Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
- "Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice" -
Feb. 7
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
- 3 Meal Plan
- Survey of ANTS Students
- UU Community Worship - Thursdays
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays

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Possible Short Term Water Shutoffs Today
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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that it is possible that the water will
be shut off periodically throughout the day today, February 3. The City
of Newton is conducting backflow tests, and the technician has already
had to shut the water down for about ten minutes to clean out the valves
in Sturtevant. He said it is possible that the other buildings may
require the same clean out. If so, the interruption to water service
should be brief.

Just an FYI

Tricia
Building & Grounds

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Multicultural Festival Today- Friday, Feb. 3
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6:00 p.m.
Peck Room

Just a reminder that you are invited to a celebration of the diversity
of cultures that is ANTS tonight in the Peck Room at 6:00 pm. You are
further invited to bring something to share that represents who you are
and where you come from (art, poetry, clothing, food). But you need not
bring anything! There will be plenty of food (Thai, Indian, Latin
American, and more) so bring your interest and appetite! We'll
celebrate each other and the end of the 1st week of classes.

I hope to see many of you tomorrow,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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SUPER BOWL FESTIVITIES - Sunday, February 5th
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Sunday, February 5th beginning at 5:30pm in Sturtevant student lounge.

* Large "screen" view of the game

* Food!

* Beverages!

* Fellowship!

Sponsored by Men's Fellowship, Film & Television Fellowship & Student
Life

Questions? Contact: CHayward@ants.edu

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Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
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February 22, 2006
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
in the Berkeley Room

Planning Field Education for next year? Please follow these steps:

1. Make an appt. to see Sarah Drummond, ext 230 or Kathy Windsor, x
236

2. Complete the student information form found on the field education
website and bring it to your appointment

3. Begin the interview process by reviewing sites on the field ed
website at www.ants.edu/academics/fielded

4. Once placed notify Judy Medeiros in the Field Ed. office

If you missed the fall Orientation meeting, we are offering another on
Wednesday, Feb. 22,5:30-7pm in the Berekely Room

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"Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice" -
Feb. 7
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Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-8pm, Meetinghouse: Center for the Arts

Karen Schiff, a Visiting Artist at ANTS for Spring 2006, will discuss
her recent art projects as rituals of homage, intimacy, and mourning.
Light refreshments will be served at 6:30, followed by lecture at 7pm.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020706reinscriptions.htm

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JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
-----------------------------
7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020806joyspirit.htm

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3 Meal Plan
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Dear Students,

If you are on the 3 meal plan and your courses fall on Thursday evening
and Friday, making it impossible for you to get all 3 of the meals on
your plan, please let me know. Since the cafeteria is closed on Fridays
we know this could be the case for some of you. In those cases we will
allow you to drop down to the one meal plan. I'd like to thank Lella
Baker and the Student Association for bringing this to my attention.

Take good care,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Survey of ANTS Students
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Dear Andover Newton Students,

The Admissions Office and Student Services are working on a new
published Viewbook to share with prospective students and others who
inquire about ANTS, and we are eager to hear from you!

Please share YOUR IDEAS, IMPRESSIONS, and EXPERIENCES. Help us paint a
picture of the school, and what it means to you, and share with
prospective students some of your own journey.

Please take a look at the questions below, and respond in a few
sentences to any and all of them you like. We would love for you to
offer concrete details, stories, images, metaphors, ideas.... Some may
wish to look back at your Admissions essays or other personal work you
have produced to glean quotes.

Please email repsonses to Darrick Jackson at djackson@ants.edu, before
February 20, if at all possible. Do let us know if you have questions.

Thanks very much, and best wishes,
Peg Carroll, Alex Kern, Darrick Jackson, and Nancy Nienhuis

BELIEVE:
What brought you to ANTS? Please describe your journey here.
What nurtures your spirit here?
What's it like to be in a community where people have very different
beliefs?
What do you hope for as a result of what you've found here?
How has ANTS challenged your faith?

LEARN:
How have you changed as a result of your time at ANTS?
What impact has ANTS had on your faith journey?

What have you learned from this community?

LEAD:
What have you learned about how to be an inspirational leader?

COMMUNITY:
What is challenging about the ANTS community?
How have people supported you while you've been here (ask for
examples)?

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UU Community Worship - Thursdays
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every Thursday, Spring semester 06
1:00-1:50pm
Meetinghouse

ALL are welcome to join us for worship in the Unitarian Universalist
tradition. Worship is led each week by ANTS students and/or guest "UU"
ministers. Come one, come all!

Contact: Megan Lynes/Joanne Giannino

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UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
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every Thursday, Spring semester 06
12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m.
Small dining room

Join members of the Unitarian Universalist Community of Andover Newton
Students for fellowship and discussion on topics of shared interest.

Contact: MaryHelen Gunn
Email: marlenspirit@gmail.com

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 1, 2006

In this message:

- First Baptist of Madison - Interviews on 2/23/06
- SUPER BOWL FESTIVITIES
- Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing
- Course Closed: EL PSYH 743
- ANTS E-mail Down For Scheduled Maintenance Tonight

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First Baptist of Madison - Interviews on 2/23/06
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Position Description
Minister of Discipleship
First Baptist Madison, Wisconsin

Title of Position: Minister of Discipleship
While this position begins with what appears to be a traditional model of associate ministry, it is our hope that this person, through their leadership and creativity, will help our church transition. We want to move, as quickly as possible, to a new model of ministry where members are helped to hear god's call and claim their gifts so they may be sent as disciples into ministry within the church and in mission to the larger community.

Experience and Training
Master of Divinity or Master of Religious Education degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution.
At least one unit (400 hours) of clinical pastoral education.
Supervised pastoral experience, preferably a year or more, in a local church or in a related environment involving Christian mission or discipleship development. Experience in community-based mission is strongly preferred.
Familiarity with the structure and workings of the American Baptist Church.

Professional and Personal Qualities
Has a deep and contagious love of God and a commitment to the statement of purpose and the core values and shared beliefs affirmed by the congregation of First Baptist Church.
Is friendly, approachable and empathetic, an excellent team player and communicator.
Effectively relates to and affirms people of different ethnic, social, economic and age groups, helping nurture a welcoming environment for diverse people.
Possesses strong skills in the areas of mission development, Christian education, youth ministry, resourcing of boards and committees, worship leadership and pastoral care.
Consistently, caringly and creatively utilizes the above skills in ways that help church members of all ages discover, claim, develop and use their gifts of Christian discipleship.

Areas of Leadership Responsibility
The minister of discipleship works closely with the senior pastor to inspire, nurture and care for the congregation in the way of Christ. The following five specific areas of responsibility are meant as guidelines for the position, recognizing that responsibilities may evolve based on the needs of the congregation and the gifts of the minister of discipleship. In carrying out each of these responsibilities, the minister of discipleship shall focus on assisting people in claiming their gifts of discipleship and hearing God's call to discipleship, helping them join God in mission, training and coaching them in the use of their gifts, and linking them with other members who have similar or compatible gifts.

Mission/outreach. Provide vision, oversight/administration, resourcing and emotional support for lay leaders to enable them to keep up to date on outreach needs and opportunities at the local, state, national and international levels; set priorities; and executive an inspiring, wide-reaching program of outreach.
Minister of Discipleship
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Christian education. Provide vision, oversight/administration, resourcing and emotional support of lay leaders enabling them to develop and implement effective Christian education programs for people of all ages. Support the recruitment, training and spiritual nurturance of teachers.
Youth ministry. In partnership with lay leaders, develop and implement an effective, engaging program that enables junior and senior high youth to grow in faith; enjoy Christian fellowship and mission initiatives; and discover, claim and use their special gifts of discipleship.
Worship. In collaboration with the senior pastor, plan and lead worship services, including preaching not more than once per month and not less than once per quarter.
Pastoral care. Provide visitation and pastoral care for youth, younger families, teachers and newcomers.

Relationships
The minister of discipleship is a minister for the entire church family. This person interacts regularly with the senior pastor, who serves as head of the church staff. It is important that the senior pastor and minister of discipleship have a collaborative, affirming, mutually supportive relationship. As a part of our church's ministerial team, the minister of discipleship also works with other church staff and the congregation, most prominently the leadership of the boards of Mission/Outreach and Christian Education. The minister of discipleship supervises the Sunday morning nursery caregiver.

Reports to: Senior Pastor

Evaluation and Review
This position is directly accountable to, and under the guidance of, the senior pastor. The Pastoral Relations committee (PRC) functions as a personnel committee for the pastoral staff as outlined in the church Bylaws. Performance reviews will be conducted as least annually by the senior pastor in consultation and collaboration with the PRC and relevant lay leaders (e.g., chairs of the boards of Mission/Outreach and Christian Education). Recommendations for changes and updates in this position description are formally made at this time; however, it is recognized that evolution of this position is a dynamic process and that performance review is similarly an ongoing exercise. In addition, the PRC and senior pastor review the adequacy of the compensation package and make annual recommendations to the board of Trustees.

Mark Clinger will be in the Boston area on February 22 for initial interviews during which time you are invited to explore with him your interest in becoming a candidate for this position. For further information, or to schedule an initial interview, please contact:

Mark M. Clinger, Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
518 N. Franklin Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-3699
(608) 233-1880 email: mclinger@firstbaptistmadison.org

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SUPER BOWL FESTIVITIES - Sunday, February 5th
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Sunday, February 5th beginning at 5:30pm in Sturtevant student lounge.

* Large "screen" view of the game

* Food!

* Beverages!

* Fellowship!

Sponsored by Men's Fellowship, Film & Television Fellowship & Student Life

Questions? Contact: CHayward@ants.edu

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Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing Tonight
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The student-led worship group will be holding a second service of anointing on Wednesday, February 1st at 9:15 p.m. in the Peck Room. Amanda Ladegard and Jason Bachand will facilitate the anointing of oil and of the Holy Spirit to bless and commission students as we enter the Spring semester. All ANTS community members are welcome!

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

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