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Missions in Contexts of Violence - April 8, 2006
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NOTE: ANTS Student Jen Holloman will be presenting a paper at this conference.

Spring Meeting of the Northeast Region of the
Evangelical Missiological Society

April 8, 2006

Mission in Contexts of Violence

How does the church of Jesus Christ carry out his mission in violent eras and settings?
What are the priorities?
What methods should be used?
How are mission personnel to be recruited?
How should they be cared for?
What happens when missionaries enter violent settings? How is the setting changed? How is the missionary changed?

These are some of the many aspects of mission in the face of violence that will be explored under the theme "Mission in Contexts of Violence" at the event to be held on Saturday, April 8, 2006.

EMS focuses on missionary practice. Presenters for the day include people with missionary experience in the Middle East, Central Asia, Northeast Africa, and Zimbabwe.

I invite you to join this day of reflection and discussion. The sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 5:00 p.m. Registration and coffee time open at 8:30 a.m. The meeting venue is the Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut.

Your registration fee includes lunch and refreshments. Registration by March 24 is $15 ($10 for students); late registration is $20 ($15 for students).

For further information about EMS, see www.missiology.org/EMS/. Travel directions to OMSC are posted at www.omsc.org/directions.html.

Please pass this invitation along to colleagues, students, mission pastors, and friends.

Dwight P. Baker
Vice President
Northeast Region of the Evangelical Missiological Society
baker@omsc.org
(203) 624-6672, ext. 306
490 Prospect Street
New Haven CT 06511

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 31, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC - April 2, 2006
- Sweet The Sound Concert - April 8
- Author/Artist talks and book signing - April 23
- How To Develop a Coaching Ministry - May 23, 2006
- Trip to Armenia - Sept. 1-10, 2006
- UPCOMING EVENTS from the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ
- UPCOMING Events from TABCOM, the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
- Major Peace Mobilization Set for April 29

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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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A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC - April 2, 2006
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After 20 Years of Open and Affirming
Let¹s Worship and Celebrate

The Open and Affirming (ONA) Settings
In the MA Conference, UCC

Journey, Justice and Joy
Sunday, April 2, 2006

Trinity Church, UCC
Northborough, MA
(handicap accessible)

4:30 pm

Light Refreshments following Service

Free will offering to support MA Conference ONA work

ONA banners may be carried in the processional by a representative from your
church or setting*

Please reply to by March 22 to kacarp@comcast.net
With number of attendees and name of church or setting
*Let us know if you¹ll be bringing a banner

Open and Affirming is the name for congregations and other settings in the
United Church of Christ that have adopted an ONA statement, publicly
welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people into their full
life and ministry.

Sponsored by the MA Conference ONA Task Force

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Sweet The Sound Concert - April 8
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April 8, 2006
7:30 p.m. at UCC Boxborough

"Sweet the Sound" will be performing on Saturday, April 8th, at 7:30 p.m. at UCC Boxborough. This free concert is a musical project directed by Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton.

"Sweet the Sound" will bring their repertoire of "forgotten" songs--including American gospel, blues, country, "old time", shape note, and other forms of American music to this concert. Matt and his talented group seek to make great music, to recover forgotten music and ways of singing, and to inspire spirituality through music. A free will offering will be received.

UCC Boxborough is located at 723 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough, MA.
Questions? Contact Susie Allen at susieallen@mac.com.

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Author/Artist talks and book signing - April 23
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"Two Authors, an Illustrator and a Photographer"

April 23rd 2006, 1:30 PM
Zecco Auditorium, Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts

Please join us for a special gathering of authors/artists on Sunday afternoon, April 23rd, at Anna Maria College. Sponsored jointly by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and the Mondor-Eagen Library, we invite you to hear and meet faculty authors Reverend John J. O'Brien and Michael O'Laughlin; faculty artist, Tom Lewis, along with photographer, Peter Weiskel. Together, these Christian scholars have produced a body of literature and art worthy of our attention and celebration.


At 1:30 PM, Passionist Fr. John J. O'Brien, college chaplain at Anna Maria, will discuss his book, George G. Higgins and the Quest for Worker Justice: The Evolution of Catholic Social Thought in America.


At 1:50 PM, Dr. Michael O'Laughlin, adjunct faculty in Theology, will discuss his work with spiritual author, Henri J.M. Nouwen, through the lenses of his books about the Dutch priest and mystic, God's Beloved and The Life and Vision of Henri Nouwen, as well as through his editing of Henri Nouwen's Jesus: A Gospel.

At 2:15 PM, faculty artist and illustrator, Tom Lewis, will speak about his collaboration with Jesuit priest and author, Daniel Berrigan, in their shared work, Ezekiel: Vision in the Dust and display some of his original art work prepared for the book.

At 2:30 PM, photographer Peter Weiskel will show slides and provide commentary on the recently republished labor of Henri Nouwen's and his, Love in a Fearful Land, a book about Mayan life, Christian discipleship, martyrdom and hope in Guatemala.

*A reception with refreshments will follow at 3 PM in the Mondor-Eagen Library, and books will be available for purchase and signing. For further information, please contact Dr. Michael Boover at 508-849-3431, or Library Director Ruth Pyne, 508-849-3406, both at Anna Maria College.

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How To Develop a Coaching Ministry - May 23, 2006
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Facilitated by
Rev. Jim Griffith, www.griffithcoaching.com

Jim is the founder of Griffith Coaching Network. A practitioner, Jim has coached hundreds of new starts and turnarounds across 30 + denominations. He has trained hundreds of coaches, conducting Coaching Tune-Ups on a regular basis.

A New England Training Event*
*Hosted by the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, and Rev. Paul Nickerson, Conference Director for Congregational Development

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Massachusetts Conference Center, 1 Badger Road, Framingham, Mass.

Effective Coaching is essential for any church turnaround or new start. New Start & Turnaround pastors who receive regular coaching have a much higher rate of success. If you are considering designing, or having, a coaching ministry, this workshop is for you.

Registration Information:

Cost: $199 per person (includes materials & lunch)
Early Registration before April 1, 2006: $159 per person.
Registration deadline is May 19th.
More information: http://www.macucc.org/emj/coaching.htm

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Trip to Armenia - Sept. 1-10, 2006
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Persons looking for new ways to express their faith while visiting one of Christianity's oldest homelands will have an unusual opportunity this September 1-10.
The National Council of Churches USA is facilitating a trip to historic Yerevan, Armenia to tour some of the world's oldest Christian sites, meet with His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of the Armenian Church, and build houses with Habitat for Humanity International.
Space is limited, so interested persons are encouraged to contact the NCC's Vicki Manning as soon as possible (212-870-2025, vmanning@ncccusa.org).

The total cost of the trip is $3,000, plus money for dinners and spending. The cost includes:
-The 5 Star Yerevan Hotel for nine nights ($940 double occupancy, $1360 single occupancy)

-Full transportation (first class) and transfers in Armenia as specified in itinerary

-Breakfast and Lunch

-Entrance fee to all sightseeing destinations

-Tour guide (Armenian and English)

-The airfare is approximately $1300 round trip.

-There is a $500 fee to Habitat for Humanity International

September 2 through 4 will be a tour of religious sites and audiences with prominent clergy including the Catholicos. The build will take place on September 5 - 9, 2006. September 1 and 10 will be travel days.

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UPCOMING EVENTS from the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ
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May 4, 2006

Sabbatical Planning Retreat
http://www.macucc.org/pep/documents/SabbaticalPlanningRetreat5.4.06.pdf
All clergy who are planning a sabbatical are invited to this event to learn how to design a sabbatical plan for themselves and their congregation.

May 6, 2006

Soul at Work: Spirituality in Organizations
http://www.macucc.org/pep/documents/MargaretBenefielMayLayandClergyincolorFINAL.pdf
Join lay leaders and clergy from around the Conference, as we learn together how to live out our faith within different types of organizations.

May 17, 2006

Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Purposeful Change
http://www.macucc.org/pep/documents/AppreciativeInquiryUpdated.pdf
This day long workshop will introduce participants to the positive and powerful approach of Appreciative Inquiry.

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UPCOMING Events from TABCOM, the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
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Oceanwood Family Work Weekend, May 20 - 21, 2006
In preparation for the 2006 Summer Camping Season Oceanwood is sponsoring a Family Work Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2006. We will be getting the camp ready to open for the summer and renovating one of our small Ataloa cabins. This is a great opportunity to meet and fellowship with other supporters of Christian Camping while enjoying a spring weekend in Maine. Lodgings for Friday and Saturday nights as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday will be provided.

To register or for more information please contact John Mulloy at 508-423-4069, e-mail jm01821@verizon.net or Oceanwood/Grotonwood at 978-448-5763, e-mail bill@grotonwood.org.

WAIT ON THE LORD, Spiritual Formation Conference
Presented by American Baptist Churches USA, April 17-20, 2006, Orlando.
Psalm 27:14: "Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!"
More information www.ministerscouncil.com/WaitontheLordInformation.aspx.

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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.

Please share the April 29th call widely, and please use the links at the end of the call to endorse this timely mobilization and to sign up for email updates.

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, March 31, 2006

In this message
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
- Ecology Ministry Events in April
- IMPORTANT: Final Payment Dates From the Business Office
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates - April 3
- SA Meeting Anouncement - Tuesday, April 4, 2006
- Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5

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The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
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Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed
author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press,
2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a
personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit hebrewcollege.edu/bernstein.

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton
Theological School.

More info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/040206bernstein.pdf

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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.

For more information or to register, contact Judy Medeiros,
617-964-1100, ext 228, jmedeiros@ants.edu

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IMPORTANT: Final Payment Dates From the Business Office
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All accounts for 2006 degree candicacy covering all charges must be
paid in full in the Business Office by Monday, April 3, 2006.

Final payments of all accounts of non-graduating students must be
received in the Business Office by Friday, April 21, 2006.

Debbie Craig
Student Billing Coordinator
617-964-1100 x218
dcraig@ants.edu

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2006-2007
academic year from April 24th-27th. We are in need of candidates to
fill the positions. The following positions will be elected:

Executive Officers:
-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Representative to the ANTS Board of Trustees
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections
procedures and position descriptions:
http://ants.edu/community/groups/ElectionsProcedures2006.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA Vice-President,
April Spencer, at aspencer@ants.edu. These letters should include a
brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should
you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 7th.
Any questions? Email April Spencer (aspencer@ants.edu)

April Spencer
SA Vice-President and Chair of the Elections

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Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates - April 3
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Monday, April 3
5:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room

As part of the expanding distance learning program at ANTS we'll be
offering a free seminar for first-year graduates next year. Current
plans are for us to be on-line one week a month with topics of interest
and concern to those entering a new ministry. It will be a great way to
stay connected with friends and the Hill, as well explore some issues of
emerging importance for your ministry.

Jeff Jones, Director of Distance Learning and coordinator of the
seminar, would like to meet with seniors who are interested in
discussing both the format and topics. He's reserved the small dining
beginning at 5:00 on Monday, April 3.

If you'd like to join in this discussion please e-mail him at
jjones@ants.edu to let him know you're coming. All students who are
graduating in May are invited.

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff Jones
Director of Distance Learning

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SA Meeting Anouncement - Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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When: April 4th
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Upper Noyes
Please submitt all agenda items to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by
noon on 4/2.

*******this meeting will include a discussion and vote regarding a
potential change in how we vote in the upcoming student association
elections **********

please note the following dates for sa meetings for the rest of the
academic year:

4/4
4/18
5/2

thanks,
lella baker
for the 2005 - 2006 sa executive board

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Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
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Wednesday, April 5, 2006
5:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

The Jonathan Edwards lecture will be given Wednesday, April 5, in
Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. The lecture, entitled "Justice in Times of
Disaster", will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Karen Lebacqz, Robert
Gordon Sproul Professor of Theological Ethics, Emerita, at Pacific
School of Religion, and currently Bioethicist in Residence and Visiting
Professor of Religious Ethics at Yale University.

Dr. Lebacqz is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and
has served on the faculty of the Graduate Theological Union for more
than thirty years. The author of more than eight books and numerous
articles, her interests encompass bioethics, professional ethics,
feminist theory, and theories of justice. Her permanent home is on the
north coast of California, where she does a lot of photography, and also
serves as a chaplain and on the Ethics Committee of Mendocino Coast
District Hospital.

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

Thursday, March 30, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 30, 2006

NEW
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering - April 5, 2006
- IMPORTANT: Final Payment Dates From the Business Office
- Switchboard Position Available
- LAST CHANCE: ANTS Web Site Survey
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Jonathan Edwards Society - Congratulations to New Members 2006

REVIEW
- Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
- Koinonia Preaching Festival Selections
- Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - Saturday, April 1
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
- Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates - April 3

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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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BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering - April 5, 2006
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April 5, 2006
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Peck Room

All students, faculty and staff who are involved in a prison ministry
or are interested in finding out how to become involved are invited to
attend. Come for sharing, support, and to learn about a particular
program of prison ministry called Prison Fellowship with Rev. Renee
Jackson.

Contact: Beth Richeson, BTI Community Restorative Ministry
E-mail: bricheson@ants.edu

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IMPORTANT: Final Payment Dates From the Business Office
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All accounts for 2006 degree candicacy covering all charges must be
paid in full in the Business Office by Monday, April 3, 2006.

Final payments of all accounts of non-graduating students must be
received in the Business Office by Friday, April 21, 2006.

Debbie Craig
Student Billing Coordinator
617-964-1100 x218
dcraig@ants.edu

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Switchboard Position Available
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The Business Office is in need of switchboard coverage Monday - Friday
from 8:30AM through 12:30PM beginning in mid-May. After July 4,
coverage is needed only Monday-Thursday until the end of August. We
would like at least two people for coverage, unless the candidate can
commit to a full 20 hours a week. Please contact Michael Delfino or
Debbie Craig if you know any that may be interested.

Debbie Craig
Student Billing Coordinator
617-964-1100 x218
dcraig@ants.edu

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LAST CHANCE: ANTS Web Site Survey
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Have you completed the Web Site Survey yet? During the month of March,
we invite you to complete an online Web Site Survey. Please tell us
about your experience with our Web site. Your comments will help us to
improve our site design, content and usefulness.

Complete the Web Site Survey:
http://www.ants.edu/websurvey.htm

If you have a great idea and or a "wish list" for an improved Web site,
please contact Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext.
225. We're always looking for new ways to communicate on the Web!

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2006-2007
academic year from April 24th-27th. We are in need of candidates to
fill the positions. The following positions will be elected:

Executive Officers:
-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Representative to the ANTS Board of Trustees
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections
procedures and position descriptions:
http://ants.edu/community/groups/ElectionsProcedures2006.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA Vice-President,
April Spencer, at aspencer@ants.edu. These letters should include a
brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should
you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 7th.
Any questions? Email April Spencer (aspencer@ants.edu)

April Spencer
SA Vice-President and Chair of the Elections

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Jonathan Edwards Society - Congratulations to New Members 2006
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In order to recognize and encourage students who have shown
intellectual strength, moral character, and promise for leadership, the
faculty elects students to the Jonathan Edwards Society each spring. An
induction ceremony for new members and a dinner will follow the Jonathan
Edwards lecture on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. Those inducted this year
are:

JONATHAN EDWARDS SOCIETY
Class of 2006

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
William C. Goettler
William Houghton
Walter Moczynski
Ute Molitor

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Toni Jean DeLorenzo
Peter Friedrichs
Elizabeth Follum Hoffman
Ellis Oliver Jones
Melissa Kreider
Wing Yee Lee
Mary S. Poole
Judith E. Proctor
Steven Theo Savides
Marguerite Mary Sheehan
Judy Lisa Swahnberg
Christopher Stephen Waldron

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Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
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Wednesday, April 5, 2006
5:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

The Jonathan Edwards lecture will be given Wednesday, April 5, in
Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. The lecture, entitled "Justice in Times of
Disaster", will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Karen Lebacqz, Robert
Gordon Sproul Professor of Theological Ethics, Emerita, at Pacific
School of Religion, and currently Bioethicist in Residence and Visiting
Professor of Religious Ethics at Yale University.

Dr. Lebacqz is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and
has served on the faculty of the Graduate Theological Union for more
than thirty years. The author of more than eight books and numerous
articles, her interests encompass bioethics, professional ethics,
feminist theory, and theories of justice. Her permanent home is on the
north coast of California, where she does a lot of photography, and also
serves as a chaplain and on the Ethics Committee of Mendocino Coast
District Hospital.

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Koinonia Preaching Festival Selections
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Members of the Community,

During Community Worship on April 5, we will celebrate the gift of
preaching through the Koinonia Preaching Festival. The students who were
selected to participate are Beth Hoffman and Marraine Kettell. Thank you
to ALL the students who participated in the preliminary round last
week.

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Director of Field Education & Assistant Professor of Ministerial
Leadership

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Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - Saturday, April 1
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Saturday, April 1, 2006
8:30am-4:00pm
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
Admission: $60 per person w/Lunch included
(deep discounts for students available upon request)
"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. For more
information, please contact the Ecology Ministry at ccabrera@ants.edu OR
visit directly www.pachamama.org / e-mail
journeys@firstparishweston.org.

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The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
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Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed
author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press,
2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a
personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit hebrewcollege.edu/bernstein.

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton
Theological School.

More info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/040206bernstein.pdf

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Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates - April 3
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Monday, April 3
5:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room

As part of the expanding distance learning program at ANTS we'll be
offering a free seminar for first-year graduates next year. Current
plans are for us to be on-line one week a month with topics of interest
and concern to those entering a new ministry. It will be a great way to
stay connected with friends and the Hill, as well explore some issues of
emerging importance for your ministry.

Jeff Jones, Director of Distance Learning and coordinator of the
seminar, would like to meet with seniors who are interested in
discussing both the format and topics. He's reserved the small dining
beginning at 5:00 on Monday, April 3.

If you'd like to join in this discussion please e-mail him at
jjones@ants.edu to let him know you're coming. All students who are
graduating in May are invited.

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff Jones
Director of Distance Learning\

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 29, 2006

In this message:

- Extreme Makeover: Sturtevant
- Thanks from the Admissions Office
- SA Meeting Anouncement
- BTI Newsletter Available
- Opportunity for Baptist Students and Baptist Ministers
- Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology
- Andover Newton Community Art Show

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Extreme Makeover: Sturtevant
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Saturday, April 22
10:00 - 4:00

Visitors to Sturtevant have probably been struck by an unavoidable reality: our student lounge needs a spring cleaning! The Men's Fellowship, The UCC Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, the Film and TV Fellowship, and the Student Association have joined together in a drive to refresh and rejuvenate our cluttered and untidy Student Lounge. We would like to invite all interested students, Fellowships, and Student Organizations to join us for a work day on April 22. We will clean the upholstery, vacuum the carpets, wash tables, organize books, and tag broken furniture for removal. We also seek donations to make the Student Lounge a more pleasant and effective leisure area. Possible items include:

* Board Games
* Furniture (clean and in useable condition)
* A "new" TV with working input jacks
* Paintings or photos for the walls
* Donations for the Food Pantry
* A small refrigerator
* A portable or tabletop stereo
* Lamps
* Any other good ideas!

The student lounge is a vital fixture of our beautiful campus and an important space for study and socializing. We hope you'll join us to help make it a better!

For More Information contact: Jason Alspaugh JAlspaugh@ants.edu

“It will be fantastic!” * Rose Tyler

“We will be transformed” * Paul Tarsus

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Thanks from the Admissions Office
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Thanks to everyone who helped with the Conference on Ministries this past weekend. Your time and energy were greatly appreciated as we welcomed over 60 people to campus, filling Appleton-Chase and Farwell Halls with those who came from a distance! We had good weather and spirit, and have received very positive feedback from our guests. You were all part of that and we thank you for your extra efforts at such a busy time.
Peg, Darrick and Alex

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SA Meeting Anouncement
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When: April 4th
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Upper Noyes

Please submitt all agenda items to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by noon on 4/2.

*******this meeting will include a discussion and vote regarding a potential change in how we vote in the upcoming student association elections **********

please note the following dates for sa meetings for the rest of the academic year:

4/4
4/18
5/2

thanks,
lella baker
for the 2005 - 2006 sa executive board

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BTI Newsletter Available
--------------------------------------

The March 28, 2006 issues 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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OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA - Thursday, March 30
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hazel Roper, the regional rep for the American Baptist Churches Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board will be speaking with the Baptist Polity class from 9-12 on March 30, and then hosting a lunch for interested American Baptist students. The topics covered in the class meeting will be negotiating with a church, salary and benefit considerations, financial planning, retirement and medical insurance planning. The class session and the lunch are open to any Baptist students or area Baptist clergy who may not be in the class. If you are not in the class, please contact Mark Heim if you plan to attend the lunch. You can come to the class session unannounced.

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Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - Saturday, April 1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, April 1, 2006
8:30am-4:00pm
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
Admission: $60 per person w/Lunch included
(deep discounts for students available upon request)
“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. For more information, please contact the Ecology Ministry at ccabrera@ants.edu OR visit directly www.pachamama.org / e-mail journeys@firstparishweston.org.

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The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press, 2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit hebrewcollege.edu/bernstein.

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/040206bernstein.pdf

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Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
------------------------------------------------------------------
What? When? Where? Why?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show
(Students/Faculty/Staff/Friends/Relatives)
April 17, 2006- Graduation (May 20, 2006)
Reception TBA
All art forms invited to celebrate
Creation and Creativity!

How to submit visual art (on or before Friday, April 7):

1. See Joy in the cafe and hand her your piece(s)

2. Bring your art to the Meetinghouse
(open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) and follow the directions on the sign in the entry

3. Email Joy (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com) and set up a time to deliver your art.

Support the Arts at ANTS by participating in this opportunity!

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 28, 2006

TONIGHT
- GLOBAL AIDS: A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe - Tuesday,
Mar. 28
- Spiritual Journeys With Mark Burrows - Tuesday, Mar. 28
- Student Life: Game Night - Tuesday, March 28

NEWS
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism
- Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
- Koinonia Preaching Festival Selections
- Wednesday Chapel, March 29
- ANTS Singers Rehearse Wednesday at 11:50
- UU Worship This Thursday
- Ushers Still Needed
- The Public Square on the Hill: Racism and Race relations - Weds.,
March 29

-----------------------------------------------------------
GLOBAL AIDS: A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe - Tuesday,
Mar. 28
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

---------------------------------------
Spiritual Journeys With Mark Burrows - Tuesday, Mar. 28
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, Mar. 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.

----------------------------
Student Life: Game Night - Tuesday, March 28
-----------------------------
Tuesday, March 28th
8:00 pm
Sturtevant

Come join in a relaxing evening of games and fellowship. Got a favorite
board game you can bring? We may even break out the hot chocolate!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism
---------------------------------------------------------
May-June, 2006

Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
Springtime Evening Classes for Adults
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College

Join us for a series of eye-opening short evening classes to learn
about the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Study texts from the Quran and the Hebrew Bible, compare Christian and
Jewish thinkers such as Heschel and Neibuhr, understand what
differentiates Evangelicals from fundamentalists and other Christian
denominations and explore the real story of how women in Islam are
building bridges between modernity and tradition.

Muhammad and the Quran: An Introduction to Islamic Thought with
Dr.Tariq Jaffer (Monday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5)

Giants of 20th Century Jewish and Christian Thought: Heschel and
Neibuhr with Rabbi Or Rose (Monday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 1, 8, 15, 22;
June 5)

Reading Between the Lines: Jewish Interpretations of the Hebrew Bible
with Rabbi Reuven Cohn (Tuesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m., May 2, 9, 16, 23; June
6)

Biblical Crossroads: Christian and Jewish Approaches to the Book of Job
with Dr. Gregory Mobley (Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 3, 10, 17, 24;
June 7)

One God, Many Denominations: History and Composition of the Christian
World with Dr. Rodney Petersen (Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 3, 10,
17, 24; June 7)

Beyond the Veil: Women, Modernization and Islam with Dr. Deina Ali
Abdelkader (Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 8)

For full course descriptions:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/050106icplbordercross.htm

To register:
http://www.interreligiouscenter.org/educational_programs/

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Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
-------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
5:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

The Jonathan Edwards lecture will be given Wednesday, April 5, in
Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. The lecture, entitled "Justice in times of
Disaster", will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Karen Lebacqz, Robert
Gordon Sproul Professor of Theological Ethics, Emerita, at Pacific
School of Religion, and currently Bioethicist in Residence and Visiting
Professor of Religious Ethics at Yale University.

Dr. Lebacqz is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and
has served on the faculty of the Graduate Theological Union for more
than thirty years. The author of more than eight books and numerous
articles, her interests encompass bioethics, professional ethics,
feminist theory, and theories of justice. Her permanent home is on the
north coast of California, where she does a lot of photography, and also
serves as a chaplain and on the Ethics Committee of Mendocino Coast
District Hospital.

-----------------------------------------
Koinonia Preaching Festival Selections
-----------------------------------------
Members of the Community,

During Community Worship on April 5, we will celebrate the gift of
preaching through the Koinonia Preaching Festival. The students who were
selected to participate are Beth Hoffman and Marraine Kettell. Thank you
to ALL the students who participated in the preliminary round last
week.

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Director of Field Education & Assistant Professor of Ministerial
Leadership

-----------------------------------------
Wednesday Chapel, March 29
-----------------------------------------
Wednesday is Community Day at ANTS. Approximately 20 of your fellow
students, along with 2 deans and 3 faculty members, are going "off the
hill" to provide service in 3 Boston venues. One group will be painting
a room in a center, one group will be helping homeless people with art
projects, and one group will be cleaning and refurbishing a park for
low-income children. There will be no formal chapel service. Instead,
we invite you to go to chapel at 1 p.m. and pray for those who are off
the hill doing service.

Everyone is invited to join us Wednesday at 5 pm in the cafeteria as we
debrief about the day with Rev. June Cooper from City Mission.

Thank you for being with us in spirit on Wednesday, even if you cannot
be with us in person.

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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ANTS Singers Rehearse Wednesday at 11:50
------------------------------------------
While it is community day, singers are welcome to gather for a short
rehearsal this Wednesday, March 29, 11:50am in the Meeting House. We've
a new song to try! All welcome.

Burns Stanfield

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UU Worship This Thursday
-------------------------------------------
Dear ANTS community,

Please join us this Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Meetinghouse to hear the
Rev.
Bob McKetchnie preach "Who was Mary Magdalene?" We look forward to
worshipping with you.

Megan and Joanne

------------------------
Ushers Still Needed
------------------------

Thank- you to all who have already agreed to usher at Baccalaureate and
Commencement. We still need at least 3 more for Commencement and 5 more
for Baccalaureate. If you are going to be around on Friday May 19 from
6:00 pm to 9:00pm or Saturday May 20 from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon and
would be willing to help please contact Kay Loudon at
kloudon@ants.edu.

Thank- you

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The Public Square on the Hill: Racism and Race relations - Weds., March
29
--------------------------------------------------
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In the Peck Room

The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton
Theological School Presents

"Racism and Race Relations" on March 29th by Andover Newton's Committee
On Racism and Dr. Kirk Jones.

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

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

Monday, March 27, 2006

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

----------------------------------
EVENTS THIS WEEK
-----------------------------------

-Art Exhibit: Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
- Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23

Monday:
- Mens Fellowship
- Sacred Circle Dance

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, Mar. 28
- GLOBAL AIDS: A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe - Tuesday,
Mar. 28
- Spiritual Journeys With Mark Burrows - Tuesday, Mar. 28
- Student Life: Game Night - Tuesday, March 28

Wednesday:
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Wednesdays, Feb 8 - March 29
- The Public Square on the Hill: Racism and Race relations - Weds.,
March 29
- ANTS Community Day - March 29

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA -
Thursday, March 30

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays

Saturday:
- Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - Saturday, April 1

Sunday
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2

---------------------------------------------
Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
---------------------------------------------
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

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

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Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, March 27
----------------------------------------
7:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Hello Dancing Friends,

We hope to see many of you this Monday night, March 27th.

Judy and I wanted to let you know that the dance AFTER this one is
being
rescheduled from April 24th to May 1st. It is May Day and we would love
to
have a potluck that evening. If the weather cooperates, we can enjoy
the
outside space.

A reminder will follow at the end of April, but we wanted to let you
know
now since this is a change from our regular 4th week schedule of
dancing.

Blessings,
Eileen and Judy

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

-----------------------------------
Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, Mar. 28
-----------------------------------
Please make plans to attend the next Student Association Meeting.

When: Tuesday March 28th
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12 Noon

I. Opening Prayer
II. Approval of Minutes
III. SA Election Process

Please make plans on attending.

Hope to see you there!

-----------------------------------------------------------
GLOBAL AIDS: A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe - Tuesday,
Mar. 28
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

---------------------------------------
Spiritual Journeys With Mark Burrows - Tuesday, Mar. 28
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, Mar. 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.

----------------------------
Student Life: Game Night - Tuesday, March 28
-----------------------------
Tuesday, March 28th
8:00 pm
Sturtevant

Come join in a relaxing evening of games and fellowship. Got a favorite
board game you can bring? We may even break out the hot chocolate!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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

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

-----------------------------
JOY Spirit of Play Series - Wednesdays, Feb 8 - March 29
-----------------------------
7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020806joyspirit.htm

--------------------------------------------------
The Public Square on the Hill: Racism and Race relations - Weds., March
29
--------------------------------------------------
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In the Peck Room

The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton
Theological School Presents

"Racism and Race Relations" on March 29th by Andover Newton's Committee
On Racism and Dr. Kirk Jones.

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

------------------------------
ANTS Community Day - March 29
------------------------------
This is a reminder that on March 29 ANTS will hold a Community Day for
students who are not in classes. Regular classes will be held. Four
members of the faculty, Professors Greg Mobley, Sharon Thornton, Beth
Nordbeck, and Dean Pazmino will be leading teams of students into
different sites off the hill for a day of service and reflection. Sites
include going to the Boston City Mission, working with Common Cathedral
staff doing art with homeless people, and aiding in the revitalization
of an inner city park in Jamaica Plain.

Participants will gather at ANTS at approximately 11:00 a.m. for a
commissioning service, and then head to different sites. Everyone will
bring their own lunch, and have it while we are debriefed at the sites.
The debriefing will be followed by hands on service activities during
the afternoon. We will return to campus by 5 pm for dinner in the
cafeteria. At that time Rev. June Cooper from City Mission will join us
and help us unpack the day. Following the dinner conversation we
encourage people to attend the presentation on racism Kirk Jones is
offering at 6:30 that evening in the Peck Room.

In lieu of chapel on the 29th, students who are in classes and thus
cannot attend the Community Day are encouraged to go to chapel from 1-2
to pray for the teams that are off the hill. Everyone is invited to
regroup over dinner at 5 in the cafeteria. This year's Community Day
will serve as a pilot project for Community Days that are being planned
for both semesters next year. So participants will be asked for
feedback that will help us plan all-campus Community Days next year.

If you would like to participate this year, please contact me so I can
put your name on the list. We will need to insure that we have adequate
numbers for the teams to do the service projects, so we will need a
rough head count.

I hope many of you will participate in this important service and
learning opportunity.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

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

March 30: Rev. Bob McKetchnie

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

-----------------------------
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.

---------------------------------------------------------
OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA -
Thursday, March 30
---------------------------------------------------------
Hazel Roper, the regional rep for the American Baptist Churches
Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board will be speaking with the
Baptist Polity class from 9-12 on March 30, and then hosting a lunch for
interested American Baptist students. The topics covered in the class
meeting will be negotiating with a church, salary and benefit
considerations, financial planning, retirement and medical insurance
planning. The class session and the lunch are open to any Baptist
students or area Baptist clergy who may not be in the class. If you are
not in the class, please contact Mark Heim if you plan to attend the
lunch. You can come to the class session unannounced.

--------------------------------
Yoga - Fridays
--------------------------------
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

-----------------------------
Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - Saturday, April 1
------------------------------
Saturday, April 1, 2006
8:30am-4:00pm
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
Admission: $60 per person w/Lunch included
(deep discounts for students available upon request)
"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. For more
information, please contact the Ecology Ministry at ccabrera@ants.edu OR
visit directly www.pachamama.org / e-mail
journeys@firstparishweston.org.

-------------------------------------------------------
The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
-------------------------------------------------------
Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed
author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press,
2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a
personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit hebrewcollege.edu/bernstein.

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton
Theological School.

More info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/040206bernstein.pdf

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

Friday, March 24, 2006

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

In this message
- Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, March 27
- Missing Coat
- Film and TV Fellowship Movie Night - Saturday, March 25
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 26
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, Mar. 28
- GLOBAL AIDS: A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe - Tuesday,
Mar. 28

----------------------------------------
Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, March 27
----------------------------------------
7:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Hello Dancing Friends,

We hope to see many of you this Monday night, March 27th.

Judy and I wanted to let you know that the dance AFTER this one is
being
rescheduled from April 24th to May 1st. It is May Day and we would love
to
have a potluck that evening. If the weather cooperates, we can enjoy
the
outside space.

A reminder will follow at the end of April, but we wanted to let you
know
now since this is a change from our regular 4th week schedule of
dancing.

Blessings,
Eileen and Judy

---------------------------------
Missing Coat
---------------------------------
On Wednesday afternoon a women's LL Bean, taupe colored, wool lined
coat went missing from the dining hall. There are a pair of gloves in
the pocket. If you mistakenly took it as yours, please return it to Judy
Medeiros and she will contact the owner.

Thank you.

-----------------------------------
Film and TV Fellowship Movie Night - Saturday, March 25
-----------------------------------
Saturday, March 25
7:30pm in Sturtevant

The Film and TV Fellowship cordially invites you to join us for a
screening of "Jarhead" this Saturday evening in Sturtevant. Based on a
true story, the film depicts the life of a marine unit during the Gulf
War. Please note it is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

Come in your PJs if you like, we'll have popcorn and other snacks
waiting for you!

Contact:
Jason Bachand
JBachand@ants.edu

-------------------------------------------
Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 26
-------------------------------------------
Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

"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

-----------------------------------
Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, Mar. 28
-----------------------------------
Please make plans to attend the next Student Association Meeting.

When: Tuesday March 28th
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12 Noon

All agenda items are due by 12 noon on Sunday 3/26. Please submit via
e-mail to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu). Among agenda items will be the
upcoming Student Association Elections for the 2006 - 2007 school year.

Hope to see you there!

-----------------------------------------------------------
GLOBAL AIDS: A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe - Tuesday,
Mar. 28
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

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

Thursday, March 23, 2006

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

In this message
- Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
- Film and TV Fellowship Movie Night - Saturday, March 25
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 26
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, Mar. 28
- GLOBAL AIDS: A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe - Tuesday,
Mar. 28
- Spiritual Journeys With Mark Burrows - Tuesday, Mar. 28
- Student Life: Game Night - Tuesday, March 28
- The Public Square on the Hill: Racism and Race Relations - Weds.,
March 29
- OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA -
Thursday, March 30

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
--------------------------------------------
What? When? Where? Why?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show
(Students/Faculty/Staff/Friends/Relatives)
April 17, 2006- Graduation (May 20, 2006)
Reception TBA
All art forms invited to celebrate
Creation and Creativity!

How to submit visual art (on or before Friday, April 7):

1. See Joy in the cafe and hand her your piece(s)

2. Bring your art to the Meetinghouse
(open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) and follow the directions on the sign in
the entry

3. Email Joy (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com) and set up a time to deliver your
art.

Support the Arts at ANTS by participating in this opportunity!

-----------------------------------
Film and TV Fellowship Movie Night - Saturday, March 25
-----------------------------------
Saturday, March 25
7:30pm in Sturtevant

The Film and TV Fellowship cordially invites you to join us for a
screening of "Jarhead" this Saturday evening in Sturtevant. Based on a
true story, the film depicts the life of a marine unit during the Gulf
War. Please note it is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

Come in your PJs if you like, we'll have popcorn and other snacks
waiting for you!

Contact:
Jason Bachand
JBachand@ants.edu

-------------------------------------------
Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 26
-------------------------------------------
Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

"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

-----------------------------------
Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, Mar. 28
-----------------------------------
Please make plans to attend the next Student Association Meeting.

When: Tuesday March 28th
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12 Noon

All agenda items are due by 12 noon on Sunday 3/26. Please submit via
e-mail to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu). Among agenda items will be the
upcoming Student Association Elections for the 2006 - 2007 school year.

Hope to see you there!

-----------------------------------------------------------
GLOBAL AIDS: A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe - Tuesday,
Mar. 28
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

---------------------------------------
Spiritual Journeys With Mark Burrows - Tuesday, Mar. 28
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, Mar. 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.

----------------------------
Student Life: Game Night - Tuesday, March 28
-----------------------------
Tuesday, March 28th
8:00 pm
Sturtevant

Come join in a relaxing evening of games and fellowship. Got a favorite
board game you can bring? We may even break out the hot chocolate!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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The Public Square on the Hill: Racism and Race relations - Weds., March
29
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6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In the Peck Room

The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton
Theological School Presents

"Racism and Race Relations" on March 29th by Andover Newton's Committee
On Racism and Dr. Kirk Jones.

The brief presentation is 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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OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA -
Thursday, March 30
---------------------------------------------------------
Hazel Roper, the regional rep for the American Baptist Churches
Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board will be speaking with the
Baptist Polity class from 9-12 on March 30, and then hosting a lunch for
interested American Baptist students. The topics covered in the class
meeting will be negotiating with a church, salary and benefit
considerations, financial planning, retirement and medical insurance
planning. The class session and the lunch are open to any Baptist
students or area Baptist clergy who may not be in the class. If you are
not in the class, please contact Mark Heim if you plan to attend the
lunch. You can come to the class session unannounced.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

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

In this message:

-UU Worship Speakers Update
-Ushers Needed For Commencement
-Missing Power Chord
-Piano Player Needed Sat 3:15-4:00
-Film and TV Fellowship Movie Night

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UU Worship Speakers Update
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Hi all,
Here is an update of the worship leaders for UU worship Thursdays at 1
p.m. in the

meetinghouse for the rest of the semester. Join us. All are welcome.

March 23 Walter LeFlore
March 30 Rev. Bob McKetchnie
April 6 Erica Baron and Joanne Giannino
April 20 Rev. Ed Lynn
April 27 Professor Carol Fontaine
May 4 Senior Recognition Ceremony

Megan and Joanne

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Ushers Needed For Commencement
-------------------------------------------

Ushers are needed for both Baccalaureate and Commencement.

Ushers would need to meet at 6:00 pm for Baccalaureate, which will be on
May 19, 2006 at The

Second Church in Newton (60 Highland Street).

Ushers for the May 20 Commencement Celebration (First Baptist Church of
Newton, 848 Beacon

Street)would need to meet at the church by 8:30 AM.

If you are willing to help at both or one of these event please contact
Kay Loudon at

kloudon@ants.edu

Thank-you
Kay Loudon

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Missing Power Chord
-----------------------------

Lisa Durkee Abbott has lost the power chord for her Dell laptop
computer. If anyone finds

it, please contact her at (978)400-1991, or (978)630-4243. She can pick
it up from the

reception desk in Dabney Hall. Thank you for any help!!

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Piano Player Needed Sat 3:15-4:00
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Dear ANTS community,
Is there a piano player in the house? We have learned that our
admissions Conference on

Ministry closing worship leaders June Cooper and Lael Atkinson could use
one, if you are

able to join them in the Peck Room, Sat March 25, 3:15-4:00.
Please let us know as soon as you can.
Thanks,
Peg, Alex and Darrick
Admissions

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Film and TV Fellowship Movie Night - Saturday, March 25
-----------------------------------
Saturday, March 25
7:30pm in Sturtevant

The Film and TV Fellowship cordially invites you to join us for a
screening of "Jarhead"

this Saturday evening in Sturtevant. Based on a true story, the film
depicts the life of a

marine unit during the Gulf War. Please note it is an "R" rated film and
not suitable for

children.

Come in your PJs if you like, we'll have popcorn and other snacks
waiting for you!

Contact:
Jason Bachand
JBachand@ants.ed

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

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

NEW
- Ushers Needed
- Film and TV Fellowship Movie Night - Saturday, March 25
- Student Life: Game Night - Tuesday, March 28
- Sermon by Kate Layzer Available Online (Peace Week)
- Summer 2006 Registration and Housing Forms Available Online
- CORRECTION: Carrie Newcomer Workshop Location - Saturday, March 25
- Student Life Needs Your Feedback
- Student Association Meetings - Tuesday, Mar. 28

REVIEW
- CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT
- GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 22 and 29
- Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future - March 22, 2006
- "Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families" -
Weds., March 22
- Ronnie Earl, World Renowned Blues Guitarist - Thurs, Mar. 23

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Ushers Needed
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Ushers are needed for both Baccalaureate and Commencement.

Ushers would need to meet at 6:00 pm for Baccalaureate, which will be
on May 19, 2006 at The Second Church in Newton (60 Highland Street).

Ushers for the May 20 Commencement Celebration (First Baptist Church of
Newton, 848 Beacon Street)would need to meet at the church by 8:30 AM.

If you are willing to help at both or one of these event please contact
Kay Loudon at kloudon@ants.edu

Thanks-you
Kay Loudon

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Film and TV Fellowship Movie Night - Saturday, March 25
-----------------------------------
Saturday, March 25
7:30pm in Sturtevant

The Film and TV Fellowship cordially invites you to join us for a
screening of "Jarhead" this Saturday evening in Sturtevant. Based on a
true story, the film depicts the life of a marine unit during the Gulf
War. Please note it is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

Come in your PJs if you like, we'll have popcorn and other snacks
waiting for you!

Contact:
Jason Bachand
JBachand@ants.ed

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Student Life: Game Night - Tuesday, March 28
-----------------------------
Tuesday, March 28th
8:00 pm
Sturtevant

Come join in a relaxing evening of games and fellowship. Got a favorite
board game you can bring? We may even break out the hot chocolate!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Sermon by Kate Layzer Available Online (Peace Week)
------------------------------
The sermon, "No More of This," preached on March 15, 2006 in Colby
Chapel by Kate Layzer is available online at:
http://www.ants.edu//community/worship/resources.htm

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Summer 2006 Registration and Housing Forms Available Online
------------------------------
The Summer 2006 Registration and Payment forms and the Student Housing
Request Form for summer sessions are now available online at:
http://www.ants.edu//student/registrar/forms.htm

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CORRECTION: Carrie Newcomer Workshop Location - Saturday, March 25
-------------------------------------
Carrie Newcomer's workshop on Saturday will be held in the PECK ROOM
from 9-10:30: "When the Soul's Great Joy Meets the World's Great Need:
Exploration of Faith and Vocation, Activism and Art." The cost is $20.

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Student Life Needs Your Feedback
---------------------------------
We are finalizing the date for this years prom

Please reply to chayward@ants.edu with your preference of the
following
evenings for the prom:

Wed April 19th
Fri April 21st
Wed April 26th

More news to come....!

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Student Association Meetings - Tuesday, Mar. 28
-----------------------------------
Please make plans to attend the next Student Association Meeting.

When: Tuesday March 28th
Where: Upper Noyes
Time: 12 Noon

All agenda items are due by 12 noon on Sunday 3/26. Please submit via
e-mail to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu). Among agenda items will be the
upcoming Student Association Elections for the 2006 - 2007 school year.

Hope to see you there!

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CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT
-----------------------------
Friday March 24, 7:00 p.m. Andover Newton Theological School
Stoddard Hall

WORKSHOP OPTION:
"WHEN THE SOUL'S GREAT JOY MEETS THE WORLD'S GREAT NEED:
EXPLORATION OF FAITH AND VOCATION, ACTIVISM AND ART"
Saturday, March 25, 9-10:30 a.m., Peck Room

Carrie Newcomer's music blends rhythm and blues, rock, folk,
and pop genres, and explores the spiritual core of relationships
and the human condition. One of Newcomer songs, performed by
Nickel Creek, received a Grammy Award, and she has shared the stage
with Alison Krauss, Roseanne Cash, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
(see www.carrienewcomer.com)

Cost: $15, $12 for students.
Group Discount: Groups of 3 or more: $9 per ticket
Cost for workshop: $20 alone, or $35 for workshop and concert ($32 for
students).

To order tickets, write to Faith Youth Institute, c/o ANTS, 210 Herrick
Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, with cash or checks made out to "Andover
Newton" and "concert tickets" in the "For" line. To order by credit
card, contact Nancy Stuart in the Business Office, nstuart@ants.edu or
ext. 287.
For more information call at 800-964-2687, ext. 313 or 267 or email
fyi@ants.edu.

Proceeds from this show support the Faith Youth Institute, Andover
Newton's annual ecumenical program for teens exploring leadership,
vocation, spirituality, urban service, and social change, scheduled for
July 8-16, 2006 on the theme "Blessed are You!" (see
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi and nominate a young person today!).

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GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 22 and 29
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, "Finding Weapons of Mass Salvation in the Fight
Against Global AIDS"
Professor Brita Gill-Austern will give a visual presentation showing
how the global AIDS pandemic is impacting Africa and countries
throughout the world. She will help to identify places where we can
intervene to break the cycle of structural violence that leads to
massive suffering, conflict and war, as well as identify places where we
can find weapons of mass salvation - the real weapons of peace - in the
fight against the greatest plague in human history. In Peck Conference
Room.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

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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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"Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families" -
Weds., March 22
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Wednesday, march 22
5:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Journeys on the Hill invites you for free pizza and a movie!

"Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families"

Dinner, film screening and discussion with the film maker, Jennifer
Kaplan.

Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill (JOTH), as part of our ongoing
2005/2006 programming on rites and passages, Christian and Jewish
approaches to the life cycle.

We teach our children to wash their hands and brush their teeth. But
when it comes to religious traditions, our path may not be so
straightforward.

For some families, the journey is clear and certain. Others travel a
bumpier road with many surprising turns.

This program will explore the challenges of interfaith couples as they
raise their children. The film is a window into the lives of four
families, each responding in a different way.

After watching the film together, we will have the opportunity to
engage each other and the film maker in discussion, and to reflect as
theologians, as pastors-to-be, and simply as concerned Jewish and
Christian individuals.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Besser (Hebrew College):
brianbes@tops-tele.com

Leslie Becknell (ANTS):
Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com

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Ronnie Earl, World Renowned Blues Guitarist - Thurs, Mar. 23
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March 23, 2006
2:00 PM
Stoddard

Ronnie Earl, world renowned Blues Guitarist, will be performing and
talking with the "Jazz of Preaching" class on Thursday, March 23, 2006
at 2:00 PM in Stoddard Hall. This event is free and open to everyone.

Ronnie Earl has extensively toured the U.S. and Europe. He has played
with numerous artists including Robert Jr. Lockwood, Hubert Sumlin,
Junior Wells, James Cotton, Earl King, Mighty Sam McClain, Eric Clapton,
The Allman Brothers Band, George Benson, Carlos Santana and B.B. King.

Ronnie has been nominated 4 times and was twice the winner of The Blues
Foundation's W.C. Handy Awards for the Blues Instrumentalist category.
He is also the winner of the Boston Music Awards for the Blues Act
category.

He has been an Associate Professor/Guitar Faculty at Berklee College of
Music.

"... he is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.
He makes me proud!" ... B.B. King

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

Monday, March 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 20, 2006

In this message
- Faculty and Student Commencement Speakers Chosen
- Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates
- BTI Newsletter Available - March 21
- Wow!
- Wailing Wall Prayers
- Peace Pole Dedication - March 21, 2007
- Peace Week: Vigil - Tuesday, March 21
- Peace Week: My Experience in the Mideast - Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2006
- Stuart Lecture Series - Tuesday, March 21
- GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 22 and 29
- Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future - March 22, 2006
- "Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families" - Weds., March 22

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Faculty and Student Commencement Speakers Chosen
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I am pleased to announce that the graduating seniors have chosen Professor Ben Valentin to be the Baccalaureate Speaker this year. Baccalaureate will be on May 19, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at The Second Church in Newton (60 Highland Street). I am also happy to announce that the faculty have chosen Debora Jackson to be the student speaker at the May 20 Commencement Celebration (First Baptist Church of Newton, 848 Beacon Street). Congratulations to Deborah and Prof. Valentin!

Please remember too that the Commencement speaker will be Rev. Jeffrey Brown.
Rev. Brown, M.Div. Andover Newton, is co-founder and past chairperson of the Boston Ten Point Coalition, an ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay leaders who mobilize the community around issues affecting black youth, especially those at-risk for violence, drug abuse and other destructive behaviors. In April 1999, he founded Ten Point International, a resource for churches around the world interested in overcoming violence in their communities. He is the author of articles on religion, youth and violence; a columnist for the Cambridge Chronicle; and a contributor to the Boston Globe's op-ed page. Rev. Brown's other writings include "Science is Humbled" by Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown and Janis A. Pryor
"Faith Under Fire: A Benefit for Southern Churches Victimized by Fire", Committee Chairman Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown.

More information is available at:
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/10.27/13-otis.html

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/09/12/at_otis_pastor_offers_a_bridge_and_hope/

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates
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Monday, April 3
5:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room

As part of the expanding distance learning program at ANTS we'll be offering a free seminar for first-year graduates next year. Current plans are for us to be on-line one week a month with topics of interest and concern to those entering a new ministry. It will be a great way to stay connected with friends and the Hill, as well explore some issues of emerging importance for your ministry.

Jeff Jones, Director of Distance Learning and coordinator of the seminar, would like to meet with seniors who are interested in discussing both the format and topics. He's reserved the small dining beginning at 5:00 on Monday, April 3.

If you'd like to join in this discussion please e-mail him at jjones@ants.edu to let him know you're coming. All students who are graduating in May are invited.

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff Jones
Director of Distance Learning

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BTI Newsletter Available - March 21
-----------------------------------
The March 21, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are also on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Wow!
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Conference on Ministries March 24-25: We are very excited that we have 19 prospective students and supporters scheduled to arrive EARLY and spend the night on Thursday, (which seems to be the largest number ever!), with one couple even arriving from Arkansas on Wednesday night. In addition, we have 17 more scheduled to arrive on Friday to stay over in the residence halls, with another 31 who have signed up to come for the Conference. There are even 5 people on a waiting list for housing, depending on cancellations.

Please try to come over to Sturtevant Hall on Thursday evening, March 23 to meet and help some of your potential class mates get acclimated and settled in! We will have some microwave popcorn and other snacks. There may be folks who are interested in going down the hill for a meal or going into Boston, or if they are early enough, going to the cafeteria. There might even be some March Madness games to watch!

Sample classes with Daniel Jeyaraj and Beth Nordbeck will be held from 11:00-11:50 and 1:00-1:50 on Friday in Davis Hall. Bob Pazmiño will teach a class during the morning session only.

Alex will be the Moderator for the Alumni/ae Panel with Pat Guthmann Haresch, Barbara Simmons, Rosevarte DeSouza, and Donna Manocchio on Friday from 3:45-4:45 in the Meetinghouse.

Friday night, as you know, we will be having Carrie Newcomer in concert over in Stoddard Hall from 7:30-9:00. In addition I have asked our prospective students to feel free to bring an instrument, poem, or dance as part of an informal sharing/jam session on Friday evening, after the formal concert with Carrie Newcomer! You are welcome to be a part of this, which will either take place in Stoddard or Sturtevant Hall, TBD.

Carrie will also be offering a workshop on Saturday in the Meetinghouse from 9-10:30: "When the Soul's Great Joy Meets the World's Great Need: Exploration of Faith and Vocation, Activism and Art." The cost is $20.

A Program Fair from 10:30-12:00, including the Labyrinth will be an opportunity to talk with folks and pick up literature from the different programs we offer as well as several of the student fellowships.

Mark Heim will be the moderator for the Faculty panel (1:30-2:30 Saturday) to include Sharon Thornton, Sarah Drummond, and Daniel Jeyaraj.

We are concluding the two-day conference with alums June Cooper of City Mission Society and Lael Atkinson of Payson Park Church (UCC), Belmont, MA leading the closing worship service (3:15-4:00, Saturday) in Colby Chapel.

Please feel free to take part in this important two-day conference by attending some of the events, making yourselves available to talk with prospective students, maybe driving folks to the airport or train station....contact Darrick at x289 or me at x294 (djackson@ants.edu or mcarroll@ants.edu). Contact Alex at x313 akern@ants.edu regarding any of the Carrie Newcomer events.

Thanks for your support!!
Peg, Darrick and Alex

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Wailing Wall Prayers
----------------------------
As most of you know, there is a wailing wall for your prayers for
peace and laments outside the lobby of Stoddard. Since we will have
to take the wall down before long, on Wednesday 3/22 at chapel the
prayers that have been left in the wall will be offered up to God
with a moment of silence. They won't be opened or read, just offered
as a group to be "held in the Light" (as Quakers say.) Thank you for
the offerings so far and please do add more. They will be collected
at the wall just before noon on Wednesday. If you have questions:
Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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Peace Pole Dedication - March 21, 2007
---------------------------------
Tuesday 3/21 5:00-5:20 pm (Rain date: Wednesday 3/22, same time)
At the Peace Pole (between Dabney and Worcester) dedicated by ANTS alums.

Nick Carter will give a blessing at the Peace Pole Dedication on
Tuesday at 5:00 pm at the Peace Pole between Dabney and Worcester.
The classes of 2005 and 2006 gave us this Peace Pole. Many of them
(and maybe some of you) started their seminary education on 9/11, so
this gift is especially meaningful. Please come and invite others to
join us. (It will only last about 20 minutes.)
Contact: Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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Peace Week: Vigil - Tuesday, March 21
----------------------
Date : 21st Mar 2006
Time : 11:45:00 AM
Do I work for peace and justice?
Outside Davis/Worcester (inside if raining)

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Peace Week: My Experience in the Mideast - Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2006
---------------------------------------------
21st Mar 2006
12:00:00 PM
Presentation by Melissa Kreider. Part of the series promoting non-violence towards our human landscape.
Location : Small Dining Room

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Stuart Lecture Series - Tuesday, March 21
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"Ethics & Media"
Tom Ashbrook, panel moderator
March 21, 2006
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

Moderator Tom Ashbrook was awarded the Livingston Prize for National Reporting and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University before taking a plunge into Internet entrepreneurship, chronicled in his book, The Leap. Mr. Ashbrook was enlisted to host emergency coverage of the 9/11 attacks for National Public Radio through WBUR, Boston. The resulting program, On Point, has become a popular regular feature on WBUR.

Panelists include Liz walker and Ann Baird McClenahan.

Liz Walker is the highly-acclaimed news anchor and host of "Sunday With Liz Walker" on CBS4 in Boston. Liz, as you may know, received her Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Liz is an activist on the genocide in Darfur. In addition, she has recently agreed to become a Trustee of Andover Newton.

Ann Baird McClenahan's resume covers three areas: media, business and ethics. She received her doctorate in Theology from Harvard and is currently an instructor and teaching fellow at Harvard. She has been a business ethics columnist for the Washington Business Journal, and she has also had a full career in marketing, having been a Senior Vice President at HECHINGER COMPANY, Pizza Hut, and Earl, Palmer Brown. At the latter, she oversaw - among others - the Washington Post account.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106stuart.htm

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GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 22 and 29
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, "Finding Weapons of Mass Salvation in the Fight Against Global AIDS"
Professor Brita Gill-Austern will give a visual presentation showing how the global AIDS pandemic is impacting Africa and countries throughout the world. She will help to identify places where we can intervene to break the cycle of structural violence that leads to massive suffering, conflict and war, as well as identify places where we can find weapons of mass salvation - the real weapons of peace - in the fight against the greatest plague in human history. In Peck Conference Room.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

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Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future - March 22, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------
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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"Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families" - Weds., March 22
---------------------------------------
Wednesday, march 22
5:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Journeys on the Hill invites you for free pizza and a movie!

"Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families"

Dinner, film screening and discussion with the film maker, Jennifer Kaplan.

Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill (JOTH), as part of our ongoing 2005/2006 programming on rites and passages, Christian and Jewish approaches to the life cycle.

We teach our children to wash their hands and brush their teeth. But when it comes to religious traditions, our path may not be so straightforward.

For some families, the journey is clear and certain. Others travel a bumpier road with many surprising turns.

This program will explore the challenges of interfaith couples as they raise their children. The film is a window into the lives of four families, each responding in a different way.

After watching the film together, we will have the opportunity to engage each other and the film maker in discussion, and to reflect as theologians, as pastors-to-be, and simply as concerned Jewish and Christian individuals.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Besser (Hebrew College):
brianbes@tops-tele.com

Leslie Becknell (ANTS):
Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 20, 2006

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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-Art Exhibit: Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
- Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23

Monday:
- Mens Fellowship
- Peace Week: Presentation by Henry Hoffman - Mar. 20

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Stuart Lecture Series - Tuesday, March 21
- Peace Pole Dedication - March 21, 2007
- Peace Week: Vigil - Tuesday, March 21
- Peace Week: My Experience in the Mideast - Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2006

Wednesday:
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship
- JOY Spirit of Play Series
- Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Wednesdays, Feb 8 - March 29
- Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future - March 22, 2006
- Newton Police to Speak on Wednesday, March 22
- GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 22 and 29
- "Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families" -
Weds., March 22
- Peace Week: Presente by Luis Alvarenga - Weds., Mar. 22

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Ronnie Earl, World Renowned Blues Guitarist - Thurs, Mar. 23
- In Loving Memory: Death Penalty Film and Discussion - Thursday, Mar.
23
- 9th International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March
23-24, 2006

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays
- Carrie Newcomer COncert - March 24

Saturday:
- Workshop with Carrie Newcomer - March 25

Sunday
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 26

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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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Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23
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Peace Week Plus
March 14-23, 2006
More than a Week and more than Just Peace
Events sponsored by the Peace Fellowship in Collaboration with the
Ecology Ministry, the Working Class Fellowship, Faculty and others
View Event Schedule (PDF):
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031306peaceweek.pdf

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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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Peace Week: Presentation by Henry Hoffman - Mar. 20
-----------------------------
12:00:00 PM
PowerPoint presentation about the School of Americas protest presented
by Henry Hoffman
In the Small Dining Room

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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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Stuart Lecture Series - Tuesday, March 21
-------------------------------------------
"Ethics & Media"
Tom Ashbrook, panel moderator
March 21, 2006
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

Moderator Tom Ashbrook was awarded the Livingston Prize for National
Reporting and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University before taking a
plunge into Internet entrepreneurship, chronicled in his book, The Leap.
Mr. Ashbrook was enlisted to host emergency coverage of the 9/11 attacks
for National Public Radio through WBUR, Boston. The resulting program,
On Point, has become a popular regular feature on WBUR.

Panelists include Liz walker and Ann Baird McClenahan.

Liz Walker is the highly-acclaimed news anchor and host of "Sunday With
Liz Walker" on CBS4 in Boston. Liz, as you may know, received her Master
of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Liz is an activist on the
genocide in Darfur. In addition, she has recently agreed to become a
Trustee of Andover Newton.

Ann Baird McClenahan's resume covers three areas: media, business and
ethics. She received her doctorate in Theology from Harvard and is
currently an instructor and teaching fellow at Harvard. She has been a
business ethics columnist for the Washington Business Journal, and she
has also had a full career in marketing, having been a Senior Vice
President at HECHINGER COMPANY, Pizza Hut, and Earl, Palmer Brown. At
the latter, she oversaw - among others - the Washington Post account.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106stuart.htm

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Peace Pole Dedication - March 21, 2007
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Tuesday 3/21 5:00-5:20 pm (Rain date: Wednesday 3/22, same time)
At the Peace Pole (between Dabney and Worcester) dedicated by ANTS
alums.

Nick Carter will give a blessing at the Peace Pole Dedication on
Tuesday at 5:00 pm at the Peace Pole between Dabney and Worcester.
The classes of 2005 and 2006 gave us this Peace Pole. Many of them
(and maybe some of you) started their seminary education on 9/11, so
this gift is especially meaningful. Please come and invite others to
join us. (It will only last about 20 minutes.)
Contact: Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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Peace Week: Vigil - Tuesday, March 21
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Date : 21st Mar 2006
Time : 11:45:00 AM
Do I work for peace and justice?
Outside Davis/Worcester (inside if raining)

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Peace Week: My Experience in the Mideast - Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2006
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21st Mar 2006
12:00:00 PM
Presentation by Melissa Kreider. Part of the series promoting
non-violence towards our human landscape.
Location : Small Dining Room

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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 22: Bill Sinkford

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Peace Week: Presente by Luis Alvarenga - Weds., Mar. 22
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22nd Mar 2006
12:00:00 PM
Luis Alvarenga will give another view of being present at the protests
of the School of Americas this fall.
Location : Small Dining Room

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Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
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Class is FULL.
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

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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
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020806joyspirit.htm

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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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Newton Police to Speak on Wednesday, March 22
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As many of you know, we have had several sightings of an unauthorized
person in Farwell Hall. We are taking steps to address this situation,
but it's a reminder that we need to take basic precautions in order to
keep the campus safe. Toward that end, on Wednesday, March 22 from 5-6
pm in the Small Dining Room, Detective Dave Schaefer from the Community
Policing area of the Newton Police Department will meet with interested
students in the Small Dining Room of the cafeteria to discuss general
safety issues. I invite you to take this step toward becoming more
aware of how we can keep our community safe.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 22 and 29
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Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, "Finding Weapons of Mass Salvation in the Fight
Against Global AIDS"
Professor Brita Gill-Austern will give a visual presentation showing
how the global AIDS pandemic is impacting Africa and countries
throughout the world. She will help to identify places where we can
intervene to break the cycle of structural violence that leads to
massive suffering, conflict and war, as well as identify places where we
can find weapons of mass salvation - the real weapons of peace - in the
fight against the greatest plague in human history. In Peck Conference
Room.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

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"Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families" -
Weds., March 22
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Wednesday, march 22
5:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Journeys on the Hill invites you for free pizza and a movie!

"Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families"

Dinner, film screening and discussion with the film maker, Jennifer
Kaplan.

Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill (JOTH), as part of our ongoing
2005/2006 programming on rites and passages, Christian and Jewish
approaches to the life cycle.

We teach our children to wash their hands and brush their teeth. But
when it comes to religious traditions, our path may not be so
straightforward.

For some families, the journey is clear and certain. Others travel a
bumpier road with many surprising turns.

This program will explore the challenges of interfaith couples as they
raise their children. The film is a window into the lives of four
families, each responding in a different way.

After watching the film together, we will have the opportunity to
engage each other and the film maker in discussion, and to reflect as
theologians, as pastors-to-be, and simply as concerned Jewish and
Christian individuals.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Besser (Hebrew College):
brianbes@tops-tele.com

Leslie Becknell (ANTS):
Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com

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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 23: Jen Duhamel

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Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
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Thursdays
6:00 - 9:00 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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Ronnie Earl, World Renowned Blues Guitarist - Thurs, Mar. 23
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March 23, 2006
2:00 PM
Stoddard

Ronnie Earl, world renowned Blues Guitarist, will be performing and
talking with the "Jazz of Preaching" class on Thursday, March 23, 2006
at 2:00 PM in Stoddard Hall. This event is free and open to everyone.

Ronnie Earl has extensively toured the U.S. and Europe. He has played
with numerous artists including Robert Jr. Lockwood, Hubert Sumlin,
Junior Wells, James Cotton, Earl King, Mighty Sam McClain, Eric Clapton,
The Allman Brothers Band, George Benson, Carlos Santana and B.B. King.

Ronnie has been nominated 4 times and was twice the winner of The Blues
Foundation's W.C. Handy Awards for the Blues Instrumentalist category.
He is also the winner of the Boston Music Awards for the Blues Act
category.

He has been an Associate Professor/Guitar Faculty at Berklee College of
Music.

"... he is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.
He makes me proud!" ... B.B. King

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In Loving Memory: Death Penalty Film and Discussion - Thursday, Mar.
23
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23rd Mar 2006
07:00:00 PM
Come view a film on the death penalty by documentary filmmaker Robert
Todd. Todd will be present for questions and discussion after the film.

Location : Peck Room

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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.

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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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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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
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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

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 26
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Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

"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

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

Friday, March 17, 2006

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

In this message
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- "The Women's Rally to Save Darfur" - March 19, 2006
- Call for Submissions: People of Faith Testimony Book
- Weston Jesuit School of Theology Lecture: A Presentation on Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.
- A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC - April 2, 2006
- Saturday, April 1 - "Awakening the Dreamer Symposium"

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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

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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"The Women's Rally to Save Darfur" - March 19, 2006
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Please join Reverend Gloria White-Hammond
for

"The Women's Rally to Save Darfur"

2:00 p.m.
Sunday afternoon
March 19, 2006
At The First Baptist Church
Commonwealth Avenue at Clarendon Street in Boston
immediately followed by a prayer walk and

3:00 p.m. News Conference at The Boston Women's Memorial on The Commonwealth Mall
(between Fairfield and Gloucester Streets)

As many as 400,000 people have died in Sudan's western Darfur region in a conflict the international community has done little to stop.

For more information call Sifa at 503.358.3200

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Call for Submissions: People of Faith Testimony Book
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To be delivered to legislators before the next constitutional convention
Both clergy and laity are encouraged to participate.
This is the single, most powerful and effective way to move hearts and minds to support marriage equality.
Deadline: April 17, 2006
http://www.rcfm.org/advocacy/Testimony.html

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Weston Jesuit School of Theology Lecture: A Presentation on Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.
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Thursday March 23, 2006 from 7:30PM to 9PM in Sherrill Hall; Room 3A

Thomas King, S.J., a member of the theology faculty at Georgetown University, will reflect on the brilliant life and mind of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., as a missionary to the modern world. The event will take place on the shared campus of Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Episcopal Divinity School, 99 Brattle St., Cambridge. For more information, call (617) 492-1960.

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A Celebration of The Open and Affirming Movement in the UCC - April 2, 2006
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After 20 Years of Open and Affirming
Let¹s Worship and Celebrate

The Open and Affirming (ONA) Settings
In the MA Conference, UCC

Journey, Justice and Joy
Sunday, April 2, 2006

Trinity Church, UCC
Northborough, MA
(handicap accessible)

4:30 pm

Light Refreshments following Service

Free will offering to support MA Conference ONA work

ONA banners may be carried in the processional by a representative from your
church or setting*

Please reply to by March 22 to kacarp@comcast.net
With number of attendees and name of church or setting
*Let us know if you¹ll be bringing a banner

Open and Affirming is the name for congregations and other settings in the
United Church of Christ that have adopted an ONA statement, publicly
welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people into their full
life and ministry.

Sponsored by the MA Conference ONA Task Force

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Saturday, April 1 - "Awakening the Dreamer Symposium"
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***AN INVITATION FROM THE ECOLOGY MINISTRY****
8:30am-4:00pm
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
Admission: $60 per person w/Lunch included
(deep discounts for students available upon request)
"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. For more information, please contact the Ecology Ministry at ccabrera@ants.edu OR visit directly www.pachamama.org / e-mail journeys@firstparishweston.org.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/040106awakening.pdf

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

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

In this message
- Lecture voice recordings requested
- Ronnie Earl, World Renowned Blues Guitarist - Thurs, Mar. 23
- One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 19
- Stuart Lecture Series - Tuesday, March 21
- CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT

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Lecture voice recordings requested
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To ANTS students who attend Mobley's The River, Valentin's
Liberation Theologies and the Nordbeck/Burrows Christian History
classes:

I have missed an entire week of school due to illness and would love to
be able to keep up with the class lectures. If you normally record these
classes, are able to email the voice files and willing to send them to
me, I would be very grateful. That way, I can spend the weekend catching
up. If you are able to help out, please email to: shthomas2@comcast.net
. Thank you very much, Sherry Thomas.

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Ronnie Earl, World Renowned Blues Guitarist - Thurs, Mar. 23
------------------------------------------------
March 23, 2006
2:00 PM
Stoddard

Ronnie Earl, world renowned Blues Guitarist, will be performing and
talking with the "Jazz of Preaching" class on Thursday, March 23, 2006
at 2:00 PM in Stoddard Hall. This event is free and open to everyone.

Ronnie Earl has extensively toured the U.S. and Europe. He has played
with numerous artists including Robert Jr. Lockwood, Hubert Sumlin,
Junior Wells, James Cotton, Earl King, Mighty Sam McClain, Eric Clapton,
The Allman Brothers Band, George Benson, Carlos Santana and B.B. King.

Ronnie has been nominated 4 times and was twice the winner of The Blues
Foundation's W.C. Handy Awards for the Blues Instrumentalist category.
He is also the winner of the Boston Music Awards for the Blues Act
category.

He has been an Associate Professor/Guitar Faculty at Berklee College of
Music.

"... he is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.
He makes me proud!" ... B.B. King

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One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
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With Special Guests, Rev. Drs. Henry M. and Ella P. Mitchell
Professor Kirk Jones, Sophia Harrell

Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2006

The nationally renowned Rev. Drs. Henry and Ella Mitchell will
discuss:
- Effective leadership development and communication skills in
ministry;
- understanding that not all confrontation is negative;
- the how-to's of resolution;
- love and dating in ministry;
- who ministers to the minister, and other self-care issues;
- homiletics; and,
- preserving our voice and health for the journey and preaching

For more information about the weekend, contact Christo Owens at
cowens@ants.edu.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031806spiritretreat.htm

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 19
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Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

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

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

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Stuart Lecture Series - Tuesday, March 21
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"Ethics & Media"
Tom Ashbrook, panel moderator
March 21, 2006
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

Moderator Tom Ashbrook was awarded the Livingston Prize for National
Reporting and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University before taking a
plunge into Internet entrepreneurship, chronicled in his book, The Leap.
Mr. Ashbrook was enlisted to host emergency coverage of the 9/11 attacks
for National Public Radio through WBUR, Boston. The resulting program,
On Point, has become a popular regular feature on WBUR.

Panelists include Liz walker and Ann Baird McClenahan.

Liz Walker is the highly-acclaimed news anchor and host of "Sunday With
Liz Walker" on CBS4 in Boston. Liz, as you may know, received her Master
of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Liz is an activist on the
genocide in Darfur. In addition, she has recently agreed to become a
Trustee of Andover Newton.

Ann Baird McClenahan's resume covers three areas: media, business and
ethics. She received her doctorate in Theology from Harvard and is
currently an instructor and teaching fellow at Harvard. She has been a
business ethics columnist for the Washington Business Journal, and she
has also had a full career in marketing, having been a Senior Vice
President at HECHINGER COMPANY, Pizza Hut, and Earl, Palmer Brown. At
the latter, she oversaw - among others - the Washington Post account.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106stuart.htm

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CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT
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FRIDAY MARCH 24, 7:00 p.m., Stoddard Hall, Andover Newton Theological
School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Center, MA
ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP OPTION: "When the Soul's Great Joy Meets the
World's Great Need: Exploration of Faith and Vocation, Activism and
Art." Saturday March 25, 9-10:30 a.m., Andover Newton, Peck Room

Come hear this progressive, spiritual, and Grammy-winning Rounder
Records artist whose albums include Refugees and Regulars, Betty's
Diner, and Gathering of Spirits. (see www.carrienewcomer.com)

Cost: $15, $12 for students.
New Group Discount: Groups of 3 or more: $9 per person
Cost for workshop: $20 alone, or $35 for workshop & concert ($32 for
students)
Free to visiting prospective students. Seating available on a
first-come, first served basis.

To order tickets, write to FYI, c/o ANTS, 210 Herrick Road, Newton
Centre, MA 02459, with cash or checks made out to "Andover Newton" and
"concert tickets" in the "For" line. To order by credit card, contact
Nancy Stuart in the Business Office, nstuart@ants.edu or ext. 287. For
more info contact Alex Kern or Matt Carriker 800-964-2687, ext. 313 or
267 or email fyi@ants.edu with "Carrie Newcomer Show" in the subject
line. Proceeds benefit Andover Newton's leadership training and
service-learning program for teens, the Faith Youth Institute.
(www.ants.edu/learning/fyi)

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 17, 2006 - Special Community Day Announcement

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ANTS Community Day - March 29, 2006
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Hi Everyone,

Do you want to help homeless people in Boston exercise their artistic skills? How about planting bushes to help revitalize an urban park for neighborhood children? Or would you like to help Rev. June Cooper at the City Mission Society? If you answered yes, than the ANTS March 29 Community Day is for you! I still have spaces available, so let me know right away if you'd like to participate and what team you'd like to be on.

Community Day is for students who are not in classes because regular classes will be held. However, if you're done with classes by noon--you can participate. Four members of the faculty, Professors Greg Mobley, Sharon Thornton, Beth Nordbeck, and Dean Pazmino will be leading teams of students into different sites off the hill for a day of service and reflection.

Participants will gather at ANTS at approximately 11:00 or 11:30 a.m. for a commissioning service, and then head to different sites. Please bring a lunch, which we will all have while we are debriefed at the sites. The debriefing will be followed by hands on service activities during the afternoon. We will return to campus by 5 pm for dinner together in the cafeteria ( I will cover the dinner cost of those on work teams if you don't have the meal plan--let me know). At that time Rev. June Cooper from City Mission will join us and help us unpack the day. Following the dinner conversation we encourage people to attend the presentation on racism Kirk Jones is offering at 6:30 that evening in the Peck Room.

In lieu of chapel on the 29th, students who are in classes and thus cannot attend the Community Day are encouraged to go to chapel from 1-2 to pray for the teams that are off the hill. Everyone is invited to regroup over dinner at 5 in the cafeteria. This year's Community Day will serve as a pilot project for Community Days that are being planned for both semesters next year. So participants will be asked for feedback that will help us plan all-campus Community Days next year.

If you would like to participate this year, please contact me so I can put your name on the list. We will need to insure that we have adequate numbers for the teams to do the service projects, so we will need a rough head count.

I hope many of you will participate in this important service and learning opportunity.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

Thursday, March 16, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 16, 2007

In this message
- Peace, Pizza, and a Picture - Friday, March 17
- Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
- One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 19
- Peace Pole Dedication - March 21, 2007
- Students Seeking Field Education
- Res Rep Applications Available
- CLASS VOICE RECORDINGS REQUESTED

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Peace, Pizza, and a Picture - Friday, March 17
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12:00-1:00 Friday in the Meetinghouse
Come see a movie and have pizza too. In a Time of Siege is about
Voices in the Wilderness and the Iraq War.

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Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
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6:30 pm
Sturtevant

Co-sponsored by the Baptist Student Fellowship,
Bring what you can to share and come join us for an evening of food,
fun and fellowship!

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One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
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With Special Guests, Rev. Drs. Henry M. and Ella P. Mitchell
Professor Kirk Jones, Sophia Harrell

Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2006
Please Join Us for Candid Dialogue and Discussions
(See the Web site for times and locations of the weekend's
activities)

The nationally renowned Rev. Drs. Henry and Ella Mitchell will
discuss:
- Effective leadership development and communication skills in
ministry;
- understanding that not all confrontation is negative;
- the how-to's of resolution;
- love and dating in ministry;
- who ministers to the minister, and other self-care issues;
- homiletics; and,
- preserving our voice and health for the journey and preaching

Everyone Is Welcome! No Dress Code - No Cover Charge! But DO let us
know no later than March 16th that you're coming so that we'll order
the right number of lunches. RSVP to Desne Crossley at
dcrossley@ants.edu. For more information about the weekend, contact
Christo Owens at cowens@ants.edu.

Sponsored by: Andover Newton Theological School - Black Student
Fellowship; Boston University Marsh Chapel and Office of Religious
Study; Gilead Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS Division and Pfizer Pharmaceutical
HIV/AIDS Division.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031806spiritretreat.htm

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 19
-------------------------------------------
Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

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

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

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Peace Pole Dedication - March 21, 2007
---------------------------------
Tuesday 3/21 5:00-5:20 pm (Rain date: Wednesday 3/22, same time)
At the Peace Pole (between Dabney and Worcester) dedicated by ANTS
alums.

Dedicate and Celebrate the Peace Pole!

Nick Carter will offer a blessing as we gather to celebrate this
wonderful addition to our campus. We will sing and pray our wishes for
peace in joyful voices. Join us.

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Students Seeking Field Education
------------------------------
All students seeking field education for 2006-2007, please notify Judy
Medeiros in the field education office once you have a placement.

Thank you.

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Res Rep Applications Available
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Dear ANTS Students,

We are beginning the process of selecting Resident Representatives for
the 2006-2007 academic year. I encourage all of you who may be
interested to apply. This is an open selection process, involving an
application, letters of recommendation, and interviews. Current
residents will play a role in the selection process, as will current Res
Reps.

Current Res Reps who wish to be a Res Rep again have to reapply in
order to open the process up as fairly as possible. So if you have
relevant experience, like to plan things, and want to work with a fun
group of colleagues, pick up an application!

Applications will be available starting Friday, March 17, and are due
back Friday, March 31.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Summer 2006 New Courses
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THEO/TMPL 782 J Theology and Economic Life
Amy Reynolds, Ph.D. candidate
May 30-June 9; 1:30-4:30
This course will focus on different ways that Christian belief impacts
economic life. By using a sociological perspective, we will examine how
theology is linked with different economic views (such as the just world
view or emphasis on altruism), and the role of theology in economic
justice. We will start with a review of empirical research on
inequality in the United States and the world, and cover how attitudes
towards inequality are formed. We will examine the role of the church
in responding to inequality, and the resources that different
theological traditions have brought to this issue. We will focus on
what makes theology matter for individuals in terms of their economic
decisions on inequality, focusing on issues such as socio-economic
status and involvement in different networks. The class will culminate
in the practical implications this has for those concerned with economic
justice in ministry, such as ways to use religious resources to appeal
to one's sense of economic justice in attitude and action. This course
meets the Theological Foundations upper level requirement.

CMAD 745 J Theologies of Choice: Equipping Pastors for Effective
Engagement
May 30-June 9, 2006; 1:30 - 4:30
The Rev. Parisa Parsa, instructor
This course addresses theological, ethical and pastoral issues in
reproductive decision-making from historical, feminist, and practical
perspectives. It examines contemporary debates about reproductive
choices, including issues of authority, public policy, and church-state
relations, as well as how these debates are constructed within varied
religious perspectives on moral theology, theological anthropology, and
sexual ethics. Development of cultural competence and theological
reflection on pastoral situations will be addressed through case
studies, ritual development, and interactive classroom activities. This
course meets the Ministerial Practice upper level requirement.

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CLASS VOICE RECORDINGS REQUESTED
-------------------------------------------
For those who attend Christian History and Liberation Theologies and
normally record the class, would you please consider emailing me your
files? I'm fluish and will be out of commission until I recover. Thank
you all very kindly. Please send to: shthomas2@comcast.net
Sherry Thomas

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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

In this message:

- Peace, Pizza, and a Picture
- CLASS VOICE RECORDINGS REQUESTED
- Summer 2006 New Courses
- Koinonia Preaching Festival

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Peace, Pizza, and a Picture
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Come see a movie and have pizza too. In a Time of Siege is about
Voices in the Wilderness and the Iraq War.
12:00-1:00 Friday in the Meetinghouse
Cynthia Knowles, CELL: 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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CLASS VOICE RECORDINGS REQUESTED
-------------------------------------------

For those who attend Christian History and Liberation Theologies and normally record the

class, would you please consider emailing me your files? I'm fluish and will be out of

commission until I recover. Thank you all very kindly. Please send to: shthomas2@comcast.net

Sherry Thomas

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Summer 2006 New Courses
-------------------------------------

THEO/TMPL 782 J Theology and Economic Life
Amy Reynolds, Ph.D. candidate
May 30-June 9; 1:30-4:30
This course will focus on different ways that Christian belief impacts economic life. By

using a sociological perspective, we will examine how theology is linked with different

economic views (such as the just world view or emphasis on altruism), and the role of

theology in economic justice. We will start with a review of empirical research on

inequality in the United States and the world, and cover how attitudes towards inequality

are formed. We will examine the role of the church in responding to inequality, and the

resources that different theological traditions have brought to this issue. We will focus

on what makes theology matter for individuals in terms of their economic decisions on

inequality, focusing on issues such as socio-economic status and involvement in different

networks. The class will culminate in the practical implications this has for those

concerned with economic justice in ministry, such as ways to use religious resources to

appeal to one’s sense of economic justice in attitude and action. This course meets the

Theological Foundations upper level requirement.

CMAD 745 J Theologies of Choice: Equipping Pastors for Effective Engagement
May 30-June 9, 2006; 1:30 * 4:30
The Rev. Parisa Parsa, instructor
This course addresses theological, ethical and pastoral issues in reproductive

decision-making from historical, feminist, and practical perspectives. It examines

contemporary debates about reproductive choices, including issues of authority, public

policy, and church-state relations, as well as how these debates are constructed within

varied religious perspectives on moral theology, theological anthropology, and sexual

ethics. Development of cultural competence and theological reflection on pastoral

situations will be addressed through case studies, ritual development, and interactive

classroom activities. This course meets the Ministerial Practice upper level requirement.

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Koinonia Preaching Festival
-----------------------------------

Guidelines are UP!
Students interested in participating in the Koinonia Preaching Festival:
Come and learn more about the event by taking a copy of the event's guidelines off of the

Church and Ministry bulletin board on the first floor of Worcester Hall. The preliminaries

for the festival will take place on Friday, March 24, and the festival itself will be during

community worship on April 5. Please come and get the guidelines, and if you (after reading

them) have questions, feel free to contact Sarah Drummond at sdrummond@ants.edu.

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Director of Field Education & Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - Special Announcement

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Andover Newton Receives $1 million Capital Gift
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President Nick Carter today announced that Andover Newton Theological
School has received a gift of $1 million for capital needs at the
school. The donors have chosen to remain anonymous, but they have
expressed the hope that they monies will be used to enhance the teaching
and learning environment at the school.

Commenting on the gift President Carter said, "This is a wonderful
affirmation of the school's new strategic direction. The generosity of
the donors couldn't be more wisely directed. It enables us to invest
directly in our faculty and our students." He went on to celebrate "the
rising spirits at the school and the degree to which scores of people
are stepping forward to invest in Andover Newton's future."

In the coming months Carter will be working with the Frank Cavaco,
Director of Buildings and Grounds, as well as Interim Dean Bob Pazmino,
and Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis to develop plans and authorize
improvements. "While we don't know the specifics yet," said Carter, "I
can assure everyone that by the fall our classrooms will be very
different places to teach and study!"

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

Send your news to enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

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

NEW
- Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
- Make Paper Cranes at Art Night - Thursday, March 16
- Eco-Mugs Are Here!
- "Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families" -
Weds., March 22

REVIEW
- GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
- One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
- Newton Police to Speak on Wednesday, March 22
- 9th International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March
23-24, 2006
- CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT

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Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
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What? When? Where? Why?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show
(Students/Faculty/Staff/Friends/Relatives)
April 17, 2006- Graduation (May 20, 2006)
Reception TBA
All art forms invited to celebrate
Creation and Creativity!

How to submit visual art (on or before Friday, April 7):

1. See Joy in the cafe and hand her your piece(s)

2. Bring your art to the Meetinghouse
(open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) and follow the directions on the sign in
the entry

3. Email Joy (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com) and set up a time to deliver your
art.

Support the Arts at ANTS by participating in this opportunity!

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Make Paper Cranes at Art Night - Thursday, March 16
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Special feature at Art Night
(in addition to all of our regular art activities)
Thursday, March 16, 7-10pm
lower studio of the Meetinghouse

Art Activity in honor of Peace Week

Come learn to make origami paper cranes
which will be used as part of
the Peace Fellowship display in Stoddard lobby.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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Eco-Mugs Are Here!
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THE ECO-MUGS ARE HERE!
$5.00 ea (1/4 the price of a Starbucks mugs!)
Mugs will be sold during Peace Week at the Resource Tables in the
Cafeteria or by email request to ccabrera@ants.edu

SIP IT 'N KEEP IT!
Sip Your Coffee &
Keep Your Mug!

GET 2 COFFEE FILLS FOR THE PRICE OF 1! Buy your 16oz. Eco-Mug and fill
it up for the price of one 8oz. paper cup (Offer available at ANTS
Cafeteria only). In addition, when you buy your Eco-Mug you will be
contributing to the The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and to the
Ecology Ministry's recycling program.

More Reasons to buy your Eco-Mug:

*Save Resources: No more wasteful paper cups!

*Take Advantage of Thermal Insulation: Keep your hot coffee hot longer

*Protect your Health: Use the friendly Eco-Mug handle and avoid paper
cup burns

*Get Coffee on the Go!: Eco-Mug fits nicely in car cupholders

*Benefit eco-charities:
Check out the yellow star

Eco-Mug is a product of Sodexho.
Email ccabrera@ants.edu to buy your eco-mug.

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"Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families" -
Weds., March 22
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Wednesday, march 22
5:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Journeys on the Hill invites you for free pizza and a movie!

"Mixed Blessings: The Challenges Facing Jewish-Christian Families"

Dinner, film screening and discussion with the film maker, Jennifer
Kaplan.

Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill (JOTH), as part of our ongoing
2005/2006 programming on rites and passages, Christian and Jewish
approaches to the life cycle.

We teach our children to wash their hands and brush their teeth. But
when it comes to religious traditions, our path may not be so
straightforward.

For some families, the journey is clear and certain. Others travel a
bumpier road with many surprising turns.

This program will explore the challenges of interfaith couples as they
raise their children. The film is a window into the lives of four
families, each responding in a different way.

After watching the film together, we will have the opportunity to
engage each other and the film maker in discussion, and to reflect as
theologians, as pastors-to-be, and simply as concerned Jewish and
Christian individuals.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Besser (Hebrew College):
brianbes@tops-tele.com

Leslie Becknell (ANTS):
Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com

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GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
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Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15, "A Closer Walk"
Award Winning Film. "A beautiful told story of suffering and hope and
action. We all must start somewhere. This is a must see film if ever
there was one." Jack Garner, Chief Film Critic, Gannet News Service.
This film explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity
and human rights and shows how the harsh realities of AIDS in the world
are an expression of the way the world really is. In the Berkeley Room.

Wednesday, March 22, "Finding Weapons of Mass Salvation in the Fight
Against Global AIDS"
Professor Brita Gill-Austern will give a visual presentation showing
how the global AIDS pandemic is impacting Africa and countries
throughout the world. She will help to identify places where we can
intervene to break the cycle of structural violence that leads to
massive suffering, conflict and war, as well as identify places where we
can find weapons of mass salvation - the real weapons of peace - in the
fight against the greatest plague in human history. In Peck Conference
Room.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

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One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
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With Special Guests, Rev. Drs. Henry M. and Ella P. Mitchell
Professor Kirk Jones, Sophia Harrell

Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2006
Please Join Us for Candid Dialogue and Discussions
(See the Web site for times and locations of the weekend's
activities)

The nationally renowned Rev. Drs. Henry and Ella Mitchell will
discuss:
- Effective leadership development and communication skills in
ministry;
- understanding that not all confrontation is negative;
- the how-to's of resolution;
- love and dating in ministry;
- who ministers to the minister, and other self-care issues;
- homiletics; and,
- preserving our voice and health for the journey and preaching

Everyone Is Welcome! No Dress Code - No Cover Charge! But DO let us
know no later than March 16th that you're coming so that we'll order
the right number of lunches. RSVP to Desne Crossley at
dcrossley@ants.edu. For more information about the weekend, contact
Christo Owens at cowens@ants.edu.

Sponsored by: Andover Newton Theological School - Black Student
Fellowship; Boston University Marsh Chapel and Office of Religious
Study; Gilead Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS Division and Pfizer Pharmaceutical
HIV/AIDS Division.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031806spiritretreat.htm

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Newton Police to Speak on Wednesday, March 22
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As many of you know, we have had several sightings of an unauthorized
person in Farwell Hall. We are taking steps to address this situation,
but it's a reminder that we need to take basic precautions in order to
keep the campus safe. Toward that end, on Wednesday, March 22 from 5-6
pm in the Small Dining Room, Detective Dave Schaefer from the Community
Policing area of the Newton Police Department will meet with interested
students in the Small Dining Room of the cafeteria to discuss general
safety issues. I invite you to take this step toward becoming more
aware of how we can keep our community safe.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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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.

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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CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT
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FRIDAY MARCH 24, 7:00 p.m., Stoddard Hall, Andover Newton Theological
School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Center, MA
ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP OPTION: "When the Soul's Great Joy Meets the
World's Great Need: Exploration of Faith and Vocation, Activism and
Art." Saturday March 25, 9-10:30 a.m., Andover Newton, Peck Room

Come hear this progressive, spiritual, and Grammy-winning Rounder
Records artist whose albums include Refugees and Regulars, Betty's
Diner, and Gathering of Spirits. (see www.carrienewcomer.com)

Cost: $15, $12 for students. Cost for workshop: $20 alone, or $35 for
workshop & concert ($32 for students)
Free to visiting prospective students. Seating available on a
first-come, first served basis.

To order tickets, write to FYI, c/o ANTS, 210 Herrick Road, Newton
Centre, MA 02459, with cash or checks made out to "Andover Newton" and
"concert tickets" in the "For" line. To order by credit card, contact
Nancy Stuart in the Business Office, nstuart@ants.edu or ext. 287. For
more info contact Alex Kern or Matt Carriker 800-964-2687, ext. 313 or
267 or email fyi@ants.edu with "Carrie Newcomer Show" in the subject
line. Proceeds benefit Andover Newton's leadership training and
service-learning program for teens, the Faith Youth Institute.
(www.ants.edu/learning/fyi)

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

Monday, March 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 12, 2006

In this message
- Newton Police to Speak on Wednesday, March 22
- Student Association Meeting - CANCELED
- Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series on "Global Warming" -
TOMORROW
- Community Worship - Wednesdays

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Newton Police to Speak on Wednesday, March 22
-------------------------------------
As many of you know, we have had several sightings of an unauthorized
person in Farwell Hall. We are taking steps to address this situation,
but it's a reminder that we need to take basic precautions in order to
keep the campus safe. Toward that end, on Wednesday, March 22 from 5-6
pm in the Small Dining Room, Detective Dave Schaefer from the Community
Policing area of the Newton Police Department will meet with interested
students in the Small Dining Room of the cafeteria to discuss general
safety issues. I invite you to take this step toward becoming more
aware of how we can keep our community safe.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Student Association Meeting - CANCELED
--------------------------------------
The SA meeting for Tuesday March 14th has been cancelled due to a lack
of agenda items. The next SA meeting will be on 3/28.

Thank you.
Lella Baker

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Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series on "Global Warming" -
TOMORROW
---------------------------------
Promoting Non-Violence Towards our Natural Landscape.
Tuesday, Mar. 14

Small Dining Room 12:00-1:00pm

The film is a 20-minute video clip titled "Lighten Up! A Religious
Response to Global Warming" produced by The Regeneration
Project/Interfaith Power & Light Program with The Rev. Sally Bingham.
This event is sponsored by the Ecology Ministry and co-sponsored by The
Peace Fellowship and the Working Class/Poor Fellowship as part of the
Peace Week Plus program.

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

"No More of This." Community chapel at 1:00 on Wednesday March 15 will
focus Lenten meditation on the meaning of the cross and the death of
Christ. Andover Newton graduate Kate Layzer will preach and Greg Mobley
will celebrate communion. The service will feature the first appearance
of a new hymn, "No More of This," by Kate Layzer and Peter Sykes, as
well as a new hymn text by Mark Heim.

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 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:
- Mens Fellowship
- Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week -
March 13

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14 - CANCELED
- Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series: "Global Warming" -
Tuesday, Mar. 14
- Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23
- Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job -
Tuesday, Mar. 14

Wednesday:
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship
- JOY Spirit of Play Series
- Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Wednesdays, Feb 8 - March 29
- Blessing of the Trees - Weds, Mar. 15
- Global AIDS: "A Closer Walk" - Weds., March 15

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Film: "The Cross: Jesus the Christ in China" - Thursday, March 16

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays
- Film: Peace Keepers in Iraq - Friday, March 17
- Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17

Saturday- Sunday:
- One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care

Sunday:
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 19

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

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.

For more information call 617-964-1100, ext 228 or email
jmedeiros@ants.edu.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031306preaching.htm

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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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Student Association Meeting - CANCELED
--------------------------------------
The SA meeting for Tuesday March 14th has been cancelled due to a lack
of agenda items. The next SA meeting will be on 3/28.

Thank you.
Lella Baker

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Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series: "Global Warming" -
Tuesday, Mar. 14
----------------------------------
Small Dining Room 12:00-1:00pm
Promoting Non-Violence Towards our Natural Landscape
The film is titled "Lighten Up! A Religious Response to Global
Warming" produced by The Regeneration Project/Interfaith Power & Light
Program

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Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23
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Peace Week Plus
March 14-23, 2006
More than a Week and more than Just Peace
Events sponsored by the Peace Fellowship in Collaboration with the
Ecology Ministry, the Working Class Fellowship, Faculty and others
View Event Schedule (PDF):
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031306peaceweek.pdf

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Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job -
Tuesday, Mar. 14
--------------------------------------------------
A Workshop with Rev. Allie Perry
Peck Room, Tuesday, March 14th 6:00-8:00 pm
Jesus' message of loving our enemies is a powerful one, yet in a
world with escalating violence as we look for messages of hope,
proclaiming peace can feel like walking through a minefield. How do we
do it effectively while being pastorally sensitive to our congregations?
Come share an evening with Rev. Alice Perry, lecturer in psychology and
pastoral theology and currently teaching "Non-violence: Path to Social
and Personal Transformation" at Andover Newton Theological School.

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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
------------------------
1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

"No More of This." Community chapel at 1:00 on Wednesday March 15 will
focus Lenten meditation on the meaning of the cross and the death of
Christ. Andover Newton graduate Kate Layzer will preach and Greg Mobley
will celebrate communion. The service will feature the first appearance
of a new hymn, "No More of This," by Kate Layzer and Peter Sykes, as
well as a new hymn text by Mark Heim.

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Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
-----------------------------------------
Class is FULL.
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

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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
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020806joyspirit.htm

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Blessing of the Trees - Weds, Mar. 15
-----------------------------------
Back parking lot around Christmas Tree 5:00pm-5:20pm (rain or shine)
A ceremony to commemorate trees to be chopped down for new Chapel
construction

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Global AIDS: "A Closer Walk" - Weds., March 15
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6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Berkeley Room
Award Winning Film. "A beautiful told story of suffering and hope and
action. We all must start somewhere. This is a must see film if ever
there was one." Jack Garner, Chief Film Critic, Gannet News Service.
This film explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity
and human rights and shows how the harsh realities of AIDS in the world
are an expression of the way the world really is.

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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 16: Megan Lynes

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

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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.

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Film: "The Cross: Jesus the Christ in China" - Thursday, March 16
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12:00 p.m. in the Small dining room
Wing-yee Lee will show a moving film on underground churches with
discussion to follow. This impacts all Christians.

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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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Film: Peace Keepers in Iraq - Friday, March 17
-----------------------------------------------------
12:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse
Kathy Kelly was in Iraq when the bombs were first falling yet her joy
does not flag. A film to see.

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Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
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6:30 pm
Sturtevant

Co-sponsored by the Baptist Student Fellowship,
Bring what you can to share and come join us for an evening of food,
fun and fellowship!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care
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Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2006

With Special Guests, Rev. Drs. Henry M. and Ella P. Mitchell
Professor Kirk Jones, Sophia Harrell

The nationally renowned Rev. Drs. Henry and Ella Mitchell will
discuss:
- Effective leadership development and communication skills in
ministry;
- understanding that not all confrontation is negative;
- the how-to's of resolution;
- love and dating in ministry;
- who ministers to the minister, and other self-care issues;
- homiletics; and,
- preserving our voice and health for the journey and preaching

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031806spiritretreat.htm

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 19
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Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

"The Jewish Word on Christianity: Clues in Rabbinic Text"
Dr. Michael Satlow
Sunday, March 19, 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, March 10, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 10 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- Saturday, April 1 - "Awakening the Dreamer Symposium"
- Internships in UCC Public Life and Social Policy Office in DC
- MCC People of African Descent Conference
- 2006 African American Seminarians' Contest
- March Events from The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ
- "Faiths of Abraham" Forum to be Held - March 26, 2006
- Major Peace Mobilization Set for April 29

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Saturday, April 1 - "Awakening the Dreamer Symposium"
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***AN INVITATION FROM THE ECOLOGY MINISTRY****
8:30am-4:00pm
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
Admission: $60 per person w/Lunch included
(deep discounts for students available upon request)
"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. For more information, please contact the Ecology Ministry at ccabrera@ants.edu OR visit directly www.pachamama.org / e-mail journeys@firstparishweston.org.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/040106awakening.pdf

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Internships in UCC Public Life and Social Policy Office in DC
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The United Church of Christ Public Life and Social Policy Office in
Washington, D.C. is seeking applications for our 2006-2007 year-long and
summer internship positions.

1. June Summer Plunge for Seminary and College Students (limited to 10)
Term: June 7, 2006 - June 16, 2006
Who can apply: Any current or recently graduated seminary or college
student
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2006
Description: Summer Plunge participants will be immersed in faith-based
advocacy work on Capitol Hill through a series of presentations by
policy experts, professional development trainings, a national,
three-day political conference, and exposure to the D.C. faith-based
advocacy community. This experience is designed to be both educational
and professionally formative. Housing and conference registration costs
are covered by the UCC.

2. Year-long Assistant for the Justice and Peace Action Network (1
position)
Term: September 1, 2006 - August 30, 2007
Who can apply: Any college graduate, seminary student or graduate
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2006
Description: This year-long intern coordinates and sends out the Weekly
Action to our 20,000 member list by e-mail, administers the database
system, manages the www.UCCTakeAction.org
<http://www.ucctakeaction.org/> website, works with DC-based coalitions
on behalf of the office and recruits young people to the Justice and
Peace Action Network. The stipend for the year-long internship is
$22,800 - $30,000 depending on experience. This position is based in
D.C.; housing is not provided.

3. Regional Summer Organizers (2 positions)
Term: June 1, 2006 - August 15, 2006 (flexible)
Who can apply: Any current or recently graduated college or seminary
student
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2006
Description: Regional summer organizers will work on behalf of the UCC's
Our Faith Our Vote voter empowerment program to educate and empower UCC
members in their regions for participation in the 2006 mid-term
elections. This program is part of Justice and Witness Ministries' goal
of "building a Peace with Justice Church Movement" across the nation.
Organizers will focus their work in their own region, and will report to
national staff in the D.C. office. The stipend for the summer
organizer's internship is $2,500.

To apply: e-mail a one-page letter stating your interest in the position
and your resume to woodsl@ucc.org. Use "Internship" in the subject line.
By mail: Leslie Woods, United Church of Christ, 100 Maryland Ave. NE,
#330, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 543-1517.

Please Note: The 2006 legislative update to the 2005-2006 Public Policy
Briefing Book will appear as an insert in the April edition of United
Church News. Subscriptions to UC News are free of charge, and this is
the only paper version of this important resource that JPANet members
will receive. Click http://www.ucc.org/ucnews/subscribe.htm to
subscribe to UC News today and receive your 2006 Legislative update.

Visit your One-Stop UCC Advocacy Center at http://www.ucctakeaction.org
<http://www.ucctakeaction.org/>
Contact us at ucctakeaction@ucc.org

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MCC People of African Descent Conference
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The Metropolitan Community Church's annual "Ain't No Mountain High Enough! People of African Descent Conference" will be held April 20 - 23, 2006 in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. This is an experience created for
people of African Descent and our Friends and Allies.
Register on line at: http://www.mccconferences.org/pad/index.html#2
or call: 213-447-2953 to register by phone.

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2006 African American Seminarians' Contest
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2006 Seminarians' Contest Information

Submit your sermon to The African American Pulpit Fall 2006 seminarians' issue contest with the opportunity to receive a cash prize and publication of your sermon!

For this special seminarians' issue, The African American Pulpit is offering three cash prizes of $500, $300, and $100 for the top three sermons chosen by the coexecutive editors and selected advisory board members. The top twelve to fifteen sermons will be published in the Fall 2006 seminarians' issue.

CRITERIA Sermons will be judged based upon:
Length: sermons should be no longer than seven double-spaced pages
Focus: how well the sermon concentrates upon the text selected
Flow of the sermon: how well the sermon naturally moves from one point to the next
Creativity used in approaching the text.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
All contestants must be eighteen years or older.
All contestants can have no more than five years preaching experience.
We will not accept sermons from pastors who are seminarians.
All submissions must be postmarked and received by The African American Pulpit no later than March 15, 2006.
All contestants may only submit one (1) sermon.
Manuscripts (hard copies) should be no longer than seven double-spaced pages. All hard copies MUST be accompanied by a diskette or CD, and the material should be saved in a Word format. Submissions sent by e-mail will not be accepted. Please be sure to place your name on each page of your sermon.
Along with your submission, please send no more than a 4-6 sentence biographical summary and a recent black-and-white or color photograph. A résumé or vitae in place of the 2-4 sentence biographical summary will not be accepted. Please include your complete contact information: mailing address, home phone, work phone, cell phone, fax number, and e-mail address.
Any material that you submit must be your original work and not published previously. All quoted material must be properly cited. As with all material submitted to The African American Pulpit, the editors may edit your work for conformity to house style.
Submitted material will not be returned.
Please be advised that we will notify only those seminarians whose sermons are selected for publication.

Please mail seminarians' contest information to:
The African American Pulpit
Seminarians' Contest
P.O. Box 15347
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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March Events from The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ
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March 20, 2006: Pastor and Teacher: Implications of a shared Praxis Approach with Tom
Groome
An opportunity to renew the practices of our ministries as pastors and teachers.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/education/documents/webgroomeflyer.pdf (PDF format)

March 25, 2006: Welcoming Children with Special Needs
Welcoming children & youth with special needs into churches requires more than implementing inclusive programs and adopting appropriate teaching techniques. Join Sally Patton, Ed.M. Developmental Psychology at the Epiphany Church in Winchester, MA.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/education/documents/special.pdf (PDF format)

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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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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.

Please share the April 29th call widely, and please use the links at the end of the call to endorse this timely mobilization and to sign up for email updates.

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, March 10, 2006

NEW
- Welcome to a New Member of the ANTS Community
- 2006-2007 Financial Aid
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- ECOLOGY MINISTRY EVENTS CALENDAR - MARCH 2006
- OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA - March 30
- Rev. Mark Harris to Speak - April 2, 2006
- GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2

REVIEW
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
- Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week - March 13
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
- Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job - Tuesday, Mar. 14
- 9th International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23-24, 2006

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Welcome to a New Member of the ANTS Community
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MaryHelen Gunn and Matt Laurence announce with great joy the birth of SophiaRose Naima Gunn Laurence, on February 9, 2006--now a full month old! My, how time FLIES! She emerged a very healthy 9lbs, 3oz; and Mom, Dad and Baby continue to be very well (tho still rather sleep-deprived!)

We thank all of you for your support, and apologize for the lag time in getting notice to E-news!

Love and Peace,
MaryHelen, Matt, and SophiaRose Naima Gunn Laurence

PS: Please no gifts; tho if you do feel inspired, we'd be tickled if you chose to make an extra $9 contribution to your favorite charity this year, in honor of her date and her weight!

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2006-2007 Financial Aid
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Students returning to school for the 2006-2007 school year must reapply for Financial Aid. Students must complete the 06-07 FAFSA, either on line or by paper. Students must also complete the Andover Newton Financial Aid Application. The application is now available on line and on paper. We are now requiring students to submit a copy of their 2005 Federal Income Tax Return and/or documentation of any other non-taxable income. All information must be received prior to receiving a final award. The priority date for returning students is April 15, 2006. Award letters will be mailed out May 1, 2006. If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Turano, Coordinator of Financial Aid.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/student/fa/index.htm

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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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ECOLOGY MINISTRY EVENTS CALENDAR - MARCH 2006
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The Ecology Ministry March 2006 Event Calendar is available online at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030106ecoevents.pdf (PDF)

***Peace Week PLUS will be celebrated from March 14-23 as a collaborative effort between the
Peace Fellowship, the Working Class/Poor Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, ANTS faculty & staff***

Tues March 14th (Peace Week)
Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series: "Global Warming"
Small Dining Room 12:00-1:00pm
Promoting Non-Violence Towards our Natural Landscape
The film is titled "Lighten Up! A Religious Response to Global Warming" produced by The Regeneration Project/Interfaith Power & Light Program

Wed March 15th - Wed March 22nd ; excluding Fri March 17 (Peace Week)
Ecology Ministry Resource Table & ECO-MUGS SALE
Cafeteria 12noon-1:00pm

Wed March 15th (Peace Week)
Blessing of the Trees
Back parking lot around Christmas Tree 5:00pm-5:20pm (rain or shine)
A ceremony to commemorate trees to be chopped down for new Chapel construction

Tues March 21st (Peace Week)
Vigil
Stoddard Lobby 11:45am-12noon & 1:45pm-2:00pm
Peace Vigil for Environmental Non-Violence

Tues March 21st (Peace Week)
Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series co-sponsors: "Mideast"
Small Dining Room 12noon-1pm
Promoting Non-Violence towards our Human Landscape
Travel log:"My Experience in the Mideast" by Melissa Kreider

Wed March 22nd (Peace Week)
Chapel: Preaching on Environmental Non-Violence
Colby Chapel 1:00pm-1:45pm

Fri March 24th (ANTS Conference on Ministries)
Student Panel w/Ecology Ministry participation
Meeting House 2:30pm

Sat March 25th (ANTS Conference on Ministries)
Ecology Ministry Resource Table
Peck Conference Room 10:30am-12noon

Tues March 28th
Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series: "Recycling"
Small Dining Room 12noon-1:00pm

Wed March 29th (ANTS Community Day)
Community Day: NIRA Rock, Urban Wild Park in Jamaica Plain
Meet at Colby Chapel 11am-6pm (rain or shine)
NIRA Rock is a site sponsored by the Ecology Ministry in collaboration with the
Dean of Students Office. For other sites, please contact Dean of Students

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OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA - March 30
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Hazel Roper, the regional rep for the American Baptist Churches Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board will be speaking with the Baptist Polity class from 9-12 on March 30, and then hosting a lunch for interested American Baptist students. The topics covered in the class meeting will be negotiating with a church, salary and benefit considerations, financial planning, retirement and medical insurance planning. The class session and the lunch are open to any Baptist students or area Baptist clergy who may not be in the class. If you are not in the class, please contact Mark Heim if you plan to attend the lunch. You can come to the class session unannounced.

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Rev. Mark Harris to Speak - April 2, 2006
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Rev. Mark Harris, Adjunct Faculty in Church History, is giving a talk at King's Chapel, 64 Beacon Street, Boston at the April 2, 2006 Convocation XXIV of the Council of Christian Churches within the UUA (CCCUUA). For time and details: 617-227-2155

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GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
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Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15, "A Closer Walk"
Award Winning Film. "A beautiful told story of suffering and hope and action. We all must start somewhere. This is a must see film if ever there was one." Jack Garner, Chief Film Critic, Gannet News Service. This film explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity and human rights and shows how the harsh realities of AIDS in the world are an expression of the way the world really is. In the Berkeley Room.

Wednesday, March 22, "Finding Weapons of Mass Salvation in the Fight Against Global AIDS"
Professor Brita Gill-Austern will give a visual presentation showing how the global AIDS pandemic is impacting Africa and countries throughout the world. She will help to identify places where we can intervene to break the cycle of structural violence that leads to massive suffering, conflict and war, as well as identify places where we can find weapons of mass salvation - the real weapons of peace - in the fight against the greatest plague in human history. In Peck Conference Room.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/032206aids.pdf

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The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
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Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press, 2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit hebrewcollege.edu/bernstein.

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/040206bernstein.pdf

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
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Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

"Excavating Christian-Jewish Relations: An Archaeologist's Perspective"
Dr. Katharina Galor
Sunday, March 12, 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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Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week - March 13
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with Dr. Peter Civetta

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.

For more information call 617-964-1100, ext 228 or email jmedeiros@ants.edu.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031306preaching.htm

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Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
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It's that time again! The next meeting of the ANTS Student Association will be on Tuesday, March 14th at noon in Upper Noyes. Please submit all agenda items to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by noon on Sunday, March 12th.

Thanks,
Lella Baker for the 2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board.

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Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23
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Peace Week Plus
March 14-23, 2006
More than a Week and more than Just Peace
Events sponsored by the Peace Fellowship in Collaboration with the Ecology Ministry, the Working Class Fellowship, Faculty and others
View Event Schedule (PDF): http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031306peaceweek.pdf

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Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job - Tuesday, Mar. 14
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A Workshop with Rev. Allie Perry
Peck Room, Tuesday, March 14th 6:00-8:00 pm
Jesus' message of loving our enemies is a powerful one, yet in a world with escalating violence as we look for messages of hope, proclaiming peace can feel like walking through a minefield. How do we do it effectively while being pastorally sensitive to our congregations? Come share an evening with Rev. Alice Perry, lecturer in psychology and pastoral theology and currently teaching "Non-violence: Path to Social and Personal Transformation" at Andover Newton Theological School.

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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

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

Thursday, March 09, 2006

ANTS Student E_News - Thursday, March 9, 2006

In this message
- Unsold Textbooks Being Returned
- OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA -
March 30
- GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
- ANTS Community Day - March 29
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
- Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
- One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19

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Unsold Textbooks Being Returned
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Beginning March 9, the bookstore will start to return unsold copies of
textbooks to publishers. Check your syllabi and reading assignments to
be sure you have all the books you need to complete your work. If you
are buying books on a budget you can make arrangements with the
bookstore to hold a text for you until you are ready to purchase it.
You will be asked to provide a credit card # but no charge will be made
until you are ready to purchase your book.

In order for the bookstore to be a responsible steward of its limited
resources unsold books must be returned in order to generate credit to
purchase the next round of books.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR BAPTIST STUDENTS AND BAPTIST MINISTERS IN THE AREA -
March 30
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Hazel Roper, the regional rep for the American Baptist Churches
Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board will be speaking with the
Baptist Polity class from 9-12 on March 30, and then hosting a lunch for
interested American Baptist students. The topics covered in the class
meeting will be negotiating with a church, salary and benefit
considerations, financial planning, retirement and medical insurance
planning. The class session and the lunch are open to any Baptist
students or area Baptist clergy who may not be in the class. If you are
not in the class, please contact Mark Heim if you plan to attend the
lunch. You can come to the class session unannounced.

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GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
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Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15, "A Closer Walk"
Award Winning Film. "A beautiful told story of suffering and hope and
action. We all must start somewhere. This is a must see film if ever
there was one." Jack Garner, Chief Film Critic, Gannet News Service.
This film explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity
and human rights and shows how the harsh realities of AIDS in the world
are an expression of the way the world really is. In the Berkeley Room.

Wednesday, March 22, "Finding Weapons of Mass Salvation in the Fight
Against Global AIDS"
Professor Brita Gill-Austern will give a visual presentation showing
how the global AIDS pandemic is impacting Africa and countries
throughout the world. She will help to identify places where we can
intervene to break the cycle of structural violence that leads to
massive suffering, conflict and war, as well as identify places where we
can find weapons of mass salvation - the real weapons of peace - in the
fight against the greatest plague in human history. In Peck Conference
Room.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he
began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and
professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for
children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info:

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The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
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Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed
author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press,
2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a
personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit hebrewcollege.edu/bernstein.

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton
Theological School.

More info:

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ANTS Community Day - March 29
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This is a reminder that on March 29 ANTS will hold a Community Day for
students who are not in classes. Regular classes will be held. Four
members of the faculty, Professors Greg Mobley, Sharon Thornton, Beth
Nordbeck, and Dean Pazmino will be leading teams of students into
different sites off the hill for a day of service and reflection. Sites
include going to the Boston City Mission, working with Common Cathedral
staff doing art with homeless people, and aiding in the revitalization
of an inner city park in Jamaica Plain.

Participants will gather at ANTS at approximately 11:00 a.m. for a
commissioning service, and then head to different sites. Everyone will
bring their own lunch, and have it while we are debriefed at the sites.
The debriefing will be followed by hands on service activities during
the afternoon. We will return to campus by 5 pm for dinner in the
cafeteria. At that time Rev. June Cooper from City Mission will join us
and help us unpack the day. Following the dinner conversation we
encourage people to attend the presentation on racism Kirk Jones is
offering at 6:30 that evening in the Peck Room.

In lieu of chapel on the 29th, students who are in classes and thus
cannot attend the Community Day are encouraged to go to chapel from 1-2
to pray for the teams that are off the hill. Everyone is invited to
regroup over dinner at 5 in the cafeteria. This year's Community Day
will serve as a pilot project for Community Days that are being planned
for both semesters next year. So participants will be asked for
feedback that will help us plan all-campus Community Days next year.

If you would like to participate this year, please contact me so I can
put your name on the list. We will need to insure that we have adequate
numbers for the teams to do the service projects, so we will need a
rough head count.

I hope many of you will participate in this important service and
learning opportunity.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
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Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

"Excavating Christian-Jewish Relations: An Archaeologist's
Perspective"
Dr. Katharina Galor
Sunday, March 12, 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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Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
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It's that time again! The next meeting of the ANTS Student Association
will be on Tuesday, March 14th at noon in Upper Noyes. Please submit
all agenda items to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by noon on Sunday,
March 12th.

Thanks,
Lella Baker for the 2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board.

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Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
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6:30 pm
Sturtevant

Co-sponsored by the Baptist Student Fellowship,
Bring what you can to share and come join us for an evening of food,
fun and fellowship!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
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With Special Guests, Rev. Drs. Henry M. and Ella P. Mitchell
Professor Kirk Jones, Sophia Harrell

Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2006
Please Join Us for Candid Dialogue and Discussions
(See the agenda, below, for times and locations of the weekend's
activities)

The nationally renowned Rev. Drs. Henry and Ella Mitchell will
discuss:
- Effective leadership development and communication skills in
ministry;
- understanding that not all confrontation is negative;
- the how-to's of resolution;
- love and dating in ministry;
- who ministers to the minister, and other self-care issues;
- homiletics; and,
- preserving our voice and health for the journey and preaching

There will be a book signing on Saturday, March 18, featuring: Together
For Good - 55 Years of Marriage & Ministry, Black Church Beginnings, and
Those Preaching Women, IV. The Mitchells have received countless honors
for their important work in ministry, and this amazing couple seems to
bless everyone with whom they come into contact! You won't want to miss
this opportunity to be spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally
fed!

The Mitchells, retired faculty of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity
School, are long-time colleagues of Andover Newton President Nick Carter
and other area clergy. They will engage students and guests on the roots
and history of the Black Church Tradition, and share stories of their
long marriage and humble beginnings at Union Seminary.

The Black Student Fellowship at Andover Newton is excited to co-host
this weekend event with Boston University Marsh Chapel. The event is a
springboard for future collaborations between the schools and for
developing fresh programs on self care in ministry through Andover
Newton's Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministry Program. Sophia
Harrell and Kirk Jones will co-facilitate our time together, so come and
enjoy!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Time-Event-Location
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast & Book Signing, Andover Newton
Meetinghouse
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Faith, Health & Spirituality - "One Love - One
Fellowship: Self Care For Ministry"

Dialogue and discussion with the Reverend Drs. Henry M. and Ella P.
Mitchell, hosted by Sophia Harrell, Andover Newton Meetinghouse

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Informal discussion and Lunch
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Fireside Chat and Reception, President's House,
Andover Newton

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Time-Event-Location
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Mitchells will be guest preachers at Myrtle
Baptist Church
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve Street
W. Newton, MA

3:00 p.m. Worship Service

President Carter will introduce the Mitchells to the community.
Boston University's Marsh Chapel

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner at Marsh Chapel Marsh Chapel

Everyone Is Welcome! No Dress Code - No Cover Charge! But DO let us
know no later than March 16th that you're coming so that we'll order
the right number of lunches. RSVP to Desne Crossley at
dcrossley@ants.edu. For more information about the weekend, contact
Christo Owens at cowens@ants.edu.

Sponsored by: Andover Newton Theological School - Black Student
Fellowship; Boston University Marsh Chapel and Office of Religious
Study; Gilead Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS Division and Pfizer Pharmaceutical
HIV/AIDS Division.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031806spiritretreat.htm

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

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

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

In this message
- Episcopal Worship Tomorrow
- UU Worship Tomorrow
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
- Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
- Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23
- Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job -
Tuesday, Mar. 14

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Episcopal Worship Tomorrow
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Reminder that an Episcopal service of Holy Eucharist will be held this
Thursday, March 9th at 1:00 pm in the chapel. All are welcome!

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UU Worship Tomorrow
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Dear ANTS community,

Please join us for worship on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Meetinghouse.
Kerri Saucier will be preaching "Reaching In".

in peace,
Joanne and Megan

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Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
-----------------------------------------
It's that time again! The next meeting of the ANTS Student Association
will be on Tuesday, March 14th at noon in Upper Noyes. Please submit
all agenda items to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by noon on Sunday,
March 12th.

Thanks,
Lella Baker for the 2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board.

------------------------------------------------
Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
-----------------------------------------------
6:30 pm
Sturtevant

Co-sponsored by the Baptist Student Fellowship,
Bring what you can to share and come join us for an evening of food,
fun and fellowship!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23
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Peace Week Plus
March 14-23, 2006
More than a Week and more than Just Peace
Events sponsored by the Peace Fellowship in Collaboration with the
Ecology Ministry, the Working Class Fellowship, Faculty and others
View Event Schedule (PDF):
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031306peaceweek.pdf (PDF)

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Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job -
Tuesday, Mar. 14
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A Workshop with Rev. Allie Perry
Peck Room, Tuesday, March 14th 6:00-8:00 pm
Jesus' message of loving our enemies is a powerful one, yet in a
world with escalating violence as we look for messages of hope,
proclaiming peace can feel like walking through a minefield. How do we
do it effectively while being pastorally sensitive to our congregations?
Come share an evening with Rev. Alice Perry, lecturer in psychology and
pastoral theology and currently teaching "Non-violence: Path to Social
and Personal Transformation" at Andover Newton Theological School.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/031406perry.pdf
(PDF)

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

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

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

NEW
- Writing something that's a bit of a challenge?
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
- A Visit with Rev. Drs. Henry & Ella Mitchell - March 18-19
- Stuart LEcture Series - Tuesday, March 21

REVIEW
- Reiki Ministry
- Mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings - Tuesday or Wednesday
- The Public Square on the Hill Presentation: March 8 - Dr. Nancy
Nienhuis

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Writing something that's a bit of a challenge?
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Writing something that's a bit of a challenge?
Would you welcome a chance to talk about it?
Or, would you like to reflect on past experiences of writing or plan
for future ones?

Whatever your motivations, please come talk to me!

I'm the ANTS writing tutor.

I'm here every Tuesday 10 to 4, in Worcester 302.
And 12 to 3 on Thursday every third week: 3/9, 3/30, 4/20, 5/11

tutor@ants.edu 617-964-1100 x 282

The next few weeks are a good time to come, as I have fewer students/a
bit more time. And maybe YOU have a bit of extra time?

So....drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, please email
me. I can also work with you by email but let's meet in person
first.

I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a
"writing problem."
I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you
figure out how.
I also want to meet many students so I can understand your experiences
of writing here. Then, together, we can begin to develop the services
that will best support every writer at ANTS.

Helen Snively

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Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
-----------------------------------------
It's that time again! The next meeting of the ANTS Student Association
will be on Tuesday, March 14th at noon in Upper Noyes. Please submit
all agenda items to Lella Baker (lbaker@ants.edu) by noon on Sunday,
March 12th.

Thanks,
Lella Baker for the 2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board.

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A Visit with Rev. Drs. Henry & Ella Mitchell - March 18-19
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This pioneering couple will share their reflections on the
roots/history of the Black Church Tradition, and dialogue about their
50+ years of marriage and ministry together.

Please join us for any and all events:

Saturday, March 18

Breakfast & Book Signing
8:30-10:00 AM
Meetinghouse at Andover Newton

Sunday, March 19

Morning Worship
11:00 AM
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve St.
West Newton, MA

Evening Worship and Dinner
3:00PM
Marsh Chapel at Boston University
735 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA

This program is sponsored in part by:
Andover Newton Theological School - Black Student Fellowship,
Boston University - Marsh Chapel and Office of Religious Life,
Gilead Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

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Stuart LEcture Series - Tuesday, March 21
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"Ethics & Media"
Tom Ashbrook, panel moderator
March 21, 2006
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

Moderator Tom Ashbrook was awarded the Livingston Prize for National
Reporting and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University before taking a
plunge into Internet entrepreneurship, chronicled in his book, The Leap.
Mr. Ashbrook was enlisted to host emergency coverage of the 9/11 attacks
for National Public Radio through WBUR, Boston. The resulting program,
On Point, has become a popular regular feature on WBUR.
Panelists include Liz walker, highly-acclaimed news anchor and host of
"Sunday With Liz Walker" on CBS4 in Boston.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106stuart.htm

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Reiki Ministry
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Need a break from the stress of the semester?

Get a Reiki treatment!

The Reiki Ministry is offering hour or half-hour session in the reiki
room on the 3rd floor of Sturtevant on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. Sign ups
will be in the Sturtevant Lobby.

We will also be offering the following 15 minute chair reiki sessions.
This would be a great opportunity to try it out:
Tuesdays at lunch in the cafeteria
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria
Wednesdays after chapel in the chapel.

Reiki II training will be April 7-8. Contact Darrick at
djackson@ants.edu for a registration form.

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Mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings - Tuesday or Wednesday
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Tuesday or Wednesday, March 7 or 8
9:00 p.m.

Please come to one or both mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings this
week...
This is an invitation for Farwellian residents, commuters and students
to come to two meetings this coming Tuesday, March 7th at 9pm and
Wednesday, March 8th at 9pm to discuss issues in relation to Farwell
Hall.

At the meetings, we will be discuss safety and housing issues, as well
as whatever else is on your mind.

Please come. If you have any questions, please contact your Resident
Representatives: Chandra Bellamy - cbellamy@bu.edu and Darcy Smith at:
DSmith@ants.edu

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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.

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

Monday, March 06, 2006

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

NEW
- ANTS Student on the Radio Recently
- Journal Making Workshop is FULL
- Reiki Ministry
- Mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings - Tuesday or Wednesday
- Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job - Tuesday, Mar. 14
- Countdown to "Peace Week Plus"

REVIEW
- The Public Square on the Hill Presentation: March 8 - Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
- Commencement Cover Art - Due MArch 9
- Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week - March 13

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ANTS Student on the Radio Recently
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Andover Newton student, Anita Burson, was a guest on the radio program of Mayor David Dinkins on the Inner City Broadcasting Company/VOICE America Outlet WLIB 1190 AM in NYC on Sunday, March 5, 2006. The panel discussion was Women In Ministry.
Anita shared air time with Rev. Naomi Tyler Lloyd, Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in the Bronx, Dr. Susan Johnson Cook Pastor of Beleiver's Chrisitan Center and President of the Hampton Ministers' Conference and the Chaplain of Columbia University, Jewelnel Davis.

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Journal Making Workshop is FULL
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The Journal Making Workshop is full. Watch for other workshop events sponsored by the Visual Arts Ministry of Faith, Health & Spirituality. Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist)joyful_i_am@yahoo.com with suggestions, comments or questions.

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Reiki Ministry
--------------------------------------------
Need a break from the stress of the semester?

Get a Reiki treatment!

The Reiki Ministry is offering hour or half-hour session in the reiki room on the 3rd floor of Sturtevant on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. Sign ups will be in the Sturtevant Lobby.

We will also be offering the following 15 minute chair reiki sessions. This would be a great opportunity to try it out:
Tuesdays at lunch in the cafeteria
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria
Wednesdays after chapel in the chapel.

Reiki II training will be April 7-8. Contact Darrick at djackson@ants.edu for a registration form.

---------------------------------------------
Mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings - Tuesday or Wednesday
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Tuesday or Wednesday, March 7 or 8
9:00 p.m.

Please come to one or both mandatory Farwell Dorm Meetings this week...
This is an invitation for Farwellian residents, commuters and students to come to two meetings this coming Tuesday, March 7th at 9pm and Wednesday, March 8th at 9pm to discuss issues in relation to Farwell Hall.

At the meetings, we will be discuss safety and housing issues, as well as whatever else is on your mind.

Please come. If you have any questions, please contact your Resident Representatives: Chandra Bellamy - cbellamy@bu.edu and Darcy Smith at: DSmith@ants.edu

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Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job - Tuesday, Mar. 14
--------------------------------------------------
A Workshop with Rev. Allie Perry
Peck Room, Tuesday, March 14th 6:00-8:00 pm
Jesus' message of loving our enemies is a powerful one, yet in a world with escalating violence as we look for messages of hope, proclaiming peace can feel like walking through a minefield. How do we do it effectively while being pastorally sensitive to our congregations? Come share an evening with Rev. Alice Perry, lecturer in psychology and pastoral theology and currently teaching "Non-violence: Path to Social and Personal Transformation" at Andover Newton Theological School.

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Countdown to "Peace Week Plus"
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Meeting on Tuesday, March 7 at Noon
In the Dining Hall

We are on and rockin' for "Peace Week Plus" (More than a Week and More than Just Peace), so get ready for lots to see and do March 14-24 and come to the meeting this Tuesday 3/7 at 12 in the cafeteria to put on the finishing touches. There will be flyers to distribute and news to share. See you there or contact
Cynthia Knowles, CELL: 617-838-7294, cynthia@iecc.com

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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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Commencement Cover Art - Due MArch 9
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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 Committee 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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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.

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 7, 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
- Peace Fellowship Meeting - Tuesday

Wednesday:
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship
- JOY Spirit of Play Series
- The Public Square on the Hill Presentation: March 8 - Dr. Nancy
Nienhuis
- Journal Making Workshop - March 8, 15 and 22
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Wednesdays, Feb 8 - March 29

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, March 9, 2006
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays
- "Sexual Abuse Recovery and God Image" - March 10, 2006

Saturday:
- Non-Violence Workshop - Saturday, March 11

Sunday:
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12

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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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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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Peace Fellowship Meeting - Tuesday
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Tuesday, March 7
Noon in the Cafeteria

Planning for Peace Week

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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 8: Carole Fontaine (International Women's Day)

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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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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 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 9: Kerri Saucier

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Episcopal Worship - Thursday, March 9, 2006
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1:00 p.m. in the Chapel
The Rev. Robert Windsor will preside at the service of Holy Eucharist,
and M.Div. student Cathy Torrey will preach. All are welcome!

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Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
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Thursdays
6:00 - 9:00 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

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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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Non-Violence Workshop - Saturday, March 11
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Allie Perry is making this wonderful opportunity available to students,
staff and faculty outside the Non-violence Class with pre-registration.
The workshop will be held Saturday, March 11th from 9:30-3:30. Joanne
Sheehan will be training us in the practice of non-violence. This is a
perfect lead-in to Peace Week activities of which you will soon learn
more. You are asked to send an email to Allie (alli.perry@gmail.com or
aperry7247@aol.com ) if you wish to participate and to bring food for
lunch and some to share.

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Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
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Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.

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

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

Send your event news to enews@ants.edu.

Friday, March 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 3, 2006 - Event Board

In this message
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Priscilla Deck to Speak at Marshfield United Methodist Church Lecture
Series
- Dr. Carole Fontaine on the National Geographic Channel
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice - March 10-13,
2006
- "Steering Your Way Through the Storm: Leadership in Times of
Congregational Conflict"

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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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Priscilla Deck to Speak at Marshfield United Methodist Church Lecture
Series
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Lecture Topic: "Just War" - March 11, 2006

Throughout history, people have struggled to understand the
justification for waging war on another country. Our concepts of war
are based on an idea of nationhood, and on a certain concept of the
"rules of engagement." Today, however, these concepts do not hold, and
we are challenged, as a faithful, peace-seeking people, to understand
what role we should play in the world?s disputes. It may surprise some
people to find out that St. Augustine articulated the Christian criteria
for "just war" and that these rules are still a reference point for
presidents and kings today. Based on the teachings of Father Brian
Hehir of the U.S. War College and Harvard Divinity School, we will
explore the "ethical use of force" with an eye to understanding the
on-going discussions around the legitimate and illegitimate use of force
in our world.

Presenter: Dr. Priscilla Deck
Bio: Dr. Priscilla Deck has an undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke
in International Relations, a Masters in Russian Studies from Brandeis,
a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard, and a PhD in Comparative
Literature from Brandeis. She currently serves on the faculty at
Andover Newton Theological School. Her interest in "just war" derives
from the strong social justice concern which informs her professional
work, and her personal concern as a mother and citizen.

Location: Marshfield United Methodist Church
185 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA 02050

Time: March 11, 2006 at 2:00pm

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Dr. Carole Fontaine on the National Geographic Channel
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Prof. Fontaine will be speaking about Isis and Jesus on the "rivals of
Jesus" program.

Morningstar Entertainment invites you to watch the world premiere of
"Rivals
of Jesus" Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm PST on the National geographic
Channel. The encore presentations will be as follows:

Wednesday, March 1st at 10:00pm PST
Sunday, March 5th at 11:00am PST
Wednesday, March 8th at 3:00pm PST

These are perfect opportunities to record the program so that you may
have
your own copy. Please check your local listings. Times may vary from
coast
to coast. Note that the program will be listed as "Science of the
Bible:
Rivals of Jesus".

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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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"Steering Your Way Through the Storm: Leadership in Times of
Congregational Conflict"
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June 5-8, 2006
9-5 and the evening of June 7

Bement Conference Center
Charlton, MA
www.bementcenter.com


"Walking in the Way," Christian peace-building for Churches is a unique
approach to understanding and responding to conflict which teaches the
basic skills, theory and theology of conflict transformation while
inviting participants to engage their hearts, minds and bodies in the
process, opening the way to personal transformation.

We will explore the five facets of congregational life that must be
engaged in order for conflict transformation to occur. We will also
assist participants in developing a plan to implement these five
critical streams of activity in their own congregations. Come walk with
us as we explore "Walking in the Way."

Who should come? All pastors, interims, seminarians, denominational
representatives, especially those actively involved with parish ministry
and others who want to have a better understanding of conflict, their
own reaction to it, and how it can be used as a positive force for
transformation.

Cost is $500 (does not include accommodations)

Contact:
The Brookfield Institute
Karen Nell Smith
E-mail: choresis@verizon.net
Phone: 508-331-3081

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

Thursday, March 02, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 2, 2006

In this message
- ANTS Community Day - March 29
- Lose a Car Key?
- Non-Violence Workshop - Saturday, March 11
- Parting of the Ways SOLD OUT - March 5

TOMORROW:
- Film and TV Fellowship - Sci-Fi Friday!
- Pizza and Peace

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ANTS Community Day - March 29
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On March 29 ANTS will hold a Community Day for students who are not in
classes. Regular classes will be held. Four members of the faculty,
Professors Greg Mobley, Sharon Thornton, Beth Nordbeck, and Dean Pazmino
will be leading teams of students into different sites off the hill for
a day of service and reflection. Sites include going to the Boston City
Mission and aiding in the revitalization of an inner city park in
Jamaica Plain.

Participants will gather at ANTS at approximately 11:00 a.m. for a
commissioning service, and then head to different sites. We will bring
a lunch, and have it while we are debriefed at the sites. The
debriefing will be followed by hands on service activities during the
afternoon. We will return to campus by 5 pm for dinner in the
cafeteria. At that time Rev. June Cooper from City Mission will join us
and help us unpack the day. Following the dinner conversation we
encourage people to attend the presentation on racism Kirk Jones is
offering at 6:30 that evening in the Peck Room.

In lieu of chapel on the 29th, students who are in classes and thus
cannot attend the Community Day are encouraged to go to chapel from 1-2
to pray for the teams that are off the hill. Everyone is invited to
regroup over dinner at 5 in the cafeteria. This year's Community Day
will serve as a pilot project for Community Days that are being planned
for both semesters next year. So participants will be asked for
feedback that will help us plan all-campus Community Days next year.

If you would like to participate this year, please contact me so I can
put your name on the list. We will need to insure that we have adequate
numbers for the teams to do the service projects, so we will need a
rough head count.

I hope many of you will participate in this important service and
learning opportunity.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Lose a Car Key?
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A car key has been turned into the housing office (Worcester 101). It
is on a key ring with a brown piece of leather and several grocery and
CVS type plastic tags. If this is your please retrieve it from Pilar
Rodriguez, extension 261.

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Non-Violence Workshop - Saturday, March 11
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Allie Perry is making this wonderful opportunity available to students,
staff and faculty outside the Non-violence Class with pre-registration.
The workshop will be held Saturday, March 11th from 9:30-3:30. Joanne
Sheehan will be training us in the practice of non-violence. This is a
perfect lead-in to Peace Week activities of which you will soon learn
more. You are asked to send an email to Allie (alli.perry@gmail.com or
aperry7247@aol.com ) if you wish to participate and to bring food for
lunch and some to share.

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Parting of the Ways SOLD OUT - March 5
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The first lecture of Parting of the Ways this Sunday, March 5, is sold
out. Seats are still available for the remaining lectures.

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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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Pizza and Peace
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There is a Peace Fellowship meeting Friday 3/3 at 12:00 in Sturtevant -
pizza provided
We are exploring ways to network with the Working class/Poor
Fellowship and the Ecology Ministry since there are common concerns
in the area of peace and social justice.

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

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

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 1, 2006

In this message:

NEW
- Pizza and Peace
- ANTS Prison Ministry Upcoming Events

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
- Film and TV Fellowship - Sci-Fi Friday!

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Pizza and Peace
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There is a Peace Fellowship meeting Friday 3/3 at 12:00 in Sturtevant — pizza provided
We are exploring ways to network with the Working class/Poor
Fellowship and the Ecology Ministry since there are common concerns
in the area of peace and social justice.

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

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ANTS Prison Ministry Upcoming Events
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ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
March 15, 2006 Wednesday
12 noon-1:00pm ANTS, small dining room

We will be sharing and learning about opportunities in Partakers and the College Behind Bars

program and reflecting on issues of justice and punishment. Contact: Beth Richeson,

bricheson@ants.edu

IN LOVING MEMORY: Death Penalty Film Night and Discussion
March 23, 2006 Thursday 7:00pm
ANTS, Peck Room, Worcester Hall

Partakers, a faith-based non-profit organization committed to advancing restorative justice,

rehabilitation, and the healing transformation of prisoners and society, will be showing

*€*In Loving Memory,*€? a documentary by filmmaker Robert Todd. The film focuses on people

facing death who are incarcerated on death row in the many states that support the death

penalty. In this brutally honest and poignant film, inmates recount what they have gone

through and what they have made of their lives under the most difficult of circumstances.

Come to see the film, ask questions of the filmmaker, and to discuss this long-debated

issue.

Contact: Beth Richeson, bricheson@ants.edu


BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering
April 5, 2006 Wednesday
12 noon-1:00pm ANTS, Dabney Hall, Greene Room, 2nd floor

A time of support, sharing, and education for students/staff/faculty of all BTI schools

involved or interested in Prison Ministry. Program presenter: Rev. Renee Jackson, Prison

Fellowship Contact: Beth Richeson, bricheson@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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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
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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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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

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