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Friday, April 28, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 28, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- "State of Mind: The Intellectual Life of American Catholics"
- Calling all Volunteers! Marriage Equality
- Before the Amen: Resources for Worship - Seeking Contributions

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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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"State of Mind: The Intellectual Life of American Catholics"
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Sunday, April 30, 2006, 4:00 p.m.

Boston College

The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

Free and open to the public

617-552-4820

A forum marking the 50th anniversary of historian Msgr. John Tracy
Ellis's influential book, American Catholics and the Intellectual
Life. Presenters: Michael J. Buckley, S.J., University Professor of
Theology, Boston College; M. Cathleen Kaveny, the John P. Murphy
Foundation Professor of Law and Professor of Theology, Notre Dame Law

School; Eugene McCarraher, Assistant Professor of Humanities and
Augustinian Traditions, Villanova University. Moderator: Patricia
DeLeeuw, Associate Academic Vice President, Boston College. Reception

to follow. Tickets are not required, but seating is limited.

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Calling all Volunteers! Marriage Equality
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There are only 16 days left until the Constitutional Convention
scheduled
for May 10th when legislators will consider a constitutional amendment
to
ban same-sex marriage.

We could lose marriage equality in Massachusetts.

Volunteers are critically needed.

Please join us at MassEquality and help ensure that equal marriage
rights
are protected in the Commonwealth. Any amount of time you can commit,
from
one hour to one day, will impact the outcome of this potentially
crippling
vote. Contact Deirdra Dostou, Volunteer Coordinator, with any
questions
at DeirdraDostou@MassEquality.org or (617) 878-2356.

MassEquality Ongoing Volunteer Days
When: Day or Evening, Monday-Friday
Where: MassEquality Office, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 1125, Boston, MA

The tradition continues
Thursday Volunteer Night
When: Thursday Evenings, 5:30pm to 9 PM
Where: MassEquality Office, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 1125, Boston, MA

To sign-up online for any volunteer opportunities please visit
www.massequality.org/events

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Before the Amen: Resources for Worship - Seeking Contributions
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Pilgrim Press will publish Before the Amen! Resources for Worship in
2008. The editors will be Maren C. Tirabassi and Maria I. Tirabassi.

They are seeking contributions of:
- Calls to worship, opening prayers, confessions and assurances of
grace, dedication prayers and litanies which connect to lectionary
scriptures or are seasonally or scripturally based.
- Creative liturgy for Holy Communion and Baptism.
- Scripted readings, short chancel dramas, interesting worship
outlines.
- New words for familiar times (such as Advent Wreath, Tenebrae,
Stewardship Sunday), new styles (yoga or hip hop worship), and new
occasions. (healing services, blessings of the animals)
- Brief unison prayers on special issues. (such as prayer at a time of
natural disaster, prayer after domestic violence, prayer before leaving
for college, prayer for a surrogate parent, etc.)
- We are not looking for music or pastoral prayers.

Deadline: October 1, 2006

For more information and how to contribute see:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042506beforeamen.htm

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 28, 2006

In this message
- Student Association Election Results
- Study Breaks Next Week
- PHOTO ALBUM: Dedication of the Construction Site for the New Wilson
Chapel - APril 19, 2006
- PHOTO ALBUM and REPORT: Community Day
- Celebration of Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - May 2,
2006
- COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
- Final SA Meeting - May 2
- Seniors Breakfast - May 3

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Student Association Election Results
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Thank you to the 66 students who voted during the voting period this
week. Congrats to next year's SA Exec Members.

Len Hayward has been elected president with 67% of the votes cast and
Sheila Dubose has been elected treasurer with 79% of the votes cast.

Congrats again to next years executive board members who will take over
effective 5/12.

Thanks!
Lella Baker, Chris Findlay and Jeff Lukens
2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board

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Study Breaks Next Week
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Hi Everyone,

Congratulations on being so close to finishing the semester! I know
you're tired as you go into this final stretch. I hope it will be
helpful to once again have the cafeteria open for studying. Beginning
on Monday May 1, the cafeteria will be open until 10 pm each night
through Thursday, May 4. I'll be asking Andy to put refreshments in the
cafeteria beginning on Tuesday night.

I hope that during this time of stress you can keep your eyes on the
goal of ministry that your hard work will lead to. I know that you will
be a blessing to many in your future work. May that knowledge sustain
you through the long nights of reading, writing, and studying.

Take good care,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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PHOTO ALBUM: Dedication of the Construction Site for the New Wilson
Chapel - APril 19, 2006
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On April 19, 2006, the Andover Newton community gathered for a Service
of Dedication for the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel.

View Photo Album:
http://www.ants.edu/photos/dedication/index.htm

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PHOTO ALBUM and REPORT: Community Day
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ANTS Community Day Gets Students and Faculty off the Hill and Into the
Community

Recently 21 students, 2 deans, and 3 members of the faculty left ANTS
to head into various neighborhoods for a day of hands-on learning and
service. Everyone began the day with a commissioning service in Colby
Chapel, where President Nick Carter sent them off on behalf of the
school.

Read report by Dean of Students, Nancy Nienhuis:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041906cdayreport.htm
View Photo Album:
http://www.ants.edu/photos/communityday2006/index.htm

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Celebration of Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - May 2, 2006
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Tuesday, May 2, 2006
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Sturtevant, Third Floor

You are invited to an open house and celebration of the FHS ministries
at ANTS on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5 to 6:15 at the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality on the third floor of Sturtevant.

Come and thank those who have given so much this year to the FHS
ministries of reiki, labyrinth, ecology, visual arts and sacred circle
dance.

Come and see what Joy Honen has done to brighten up our space. Snacks
and drinks will be served.

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COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
---------------------------------------
A simple compline service (evening prayer) following the prayers of
Glastonbury Abbey will be celebrated in the Meetinghouse on Tuesday
evening, May 2, 2006. 9:15 - 9:45 p.m. Join Professor Burrows and
students from "Readings in Retreat" for this simple and poignant service
marking the end of the day.

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Final SA Meeting - May 2
---------------------------------------------
In the midst of the elections (go vote...takes only a second on
blackboard!), it is also time to gather the agenda items for the final
sa meeting of the year.

when: tuesday, may 2
where: upper noyes
time: noon

come and hear the final plans for our spring events and welcome the sa
exec for 2006 - 2007.

please e-mail all agenda items to lella baker by noon (or so) on
sunday, 4/30.

thanks,
lella

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Seniors Breakfast - May 3
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May 3, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.

This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on May 3
from 8 am to 11 am.

Seniors please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Check your ANTS email for your invitation.

Duane Romberger

Theresa Stirling

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

Thursday, April 27, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 27, 2006

In this message
- Celebration of Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - May 2,
2006
- Student Association Minutes Available
- COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
- Final SA Meeting - May 2

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Celebration of Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - May 2, 2006
--------------------------------
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Sturtevant, Third Floor

You are invited to an open house and celebration of the FHS ministries
at ANTS on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5 to 6:15 at the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality on the third floor of Sturtevant.

Come and thank those who have given so much this year to the FHS
ministries of reiki, labyrinth, ecology, visual arts and sacred circle
dance.

Come and see what Joy Honen has done to brighten up our space. Snacks
and drinks will be served.

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Student Association Minutes Available
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The April 18, 2006 minutes of the Student Association are available on
the Web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/salt.htm

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COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
---------------------------------------
A simple compline service (evening prayer) following the prayers of
Glastonbury Abbey will be celebrated in the Meetinghouse on Tuesday
evening, May 2, 2006. 9:15 - 9:45 p.m. Join Professor Burrows and
students from "Readings in Retreat" for this simple and poignant service
marking the end of the day.

---------------------------------------------
Final SA Meeting - May 2
---------------------------------------------
In the midst of the elections (go vote...takes only a second on
blackboard!), it is also time to gather the agenda items for the final
SA meeting of the year.

when: Tuesday, may 2
where: upper noyes
time: noon

come and hear the final plans for our spring events and welcome the SA
exec for 2006 - 2007.

please e-mail all agenda items to lella baker by noon (or so) on
Sunday, 4/30.

thanks,
lella

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 26, 2006

In this message:

- MIX IN '06 Seminary/Graduate Ministry SCHOLARSHIPS
- UU worship This Thursday
- Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
- Invitation to Spring Convocation
- Vote! Student Association Elections
- Being the Change We Want to See
- BTI Summer Courses Catalog AVailable
- Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light Earth Day Forum
- Community Clothing Drive Extended
- COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
- Evangelicals at ANTS?

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MIX IN '06 Seminary/Graduate Ministry SCHOLARSHIPS
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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1

...does your summer include plans to dream?

A DREAM COMING TRUE
Indianapolis-Convention Center-June 21-25, 2006
The Mix in '06 Women's Event is a one time historic gathering of the Disciples of Christ Women's Quadrennial Assembly and The United Church of Christ National Women's Meeting:

discover your dreams - awaken dreams of the holybold vision of God at work on this bluegreen planet - share dreams that you would like to kindle - apply for scholarship support to affirm your dreaming

Scholarships for Graduate Ministry Students Under Care, Theological Faculty and Staff are still available from the Mix in '06 office to help you attend this exciting gathering of women in ministry, leadership, and shared ecumenical reflection and celebration. Consider including a request for funds to help with travel and/or housing costs in addition to registration costs. To apply, download the scholarship documents and return completed forms by May 1, 2006 to the address below, or fax by May 1 to the attention of Dámaris Velez at (216) 736-2281.

Mix in '06 Scholarship Fund
United Church of Christ
Attention: Dámaris Velez
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Download the application forms at:
http://www.dreamonsisters.com/scholarships.html

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UU worship This Thursday, April 27
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Dear ANTS community,

Please join us for UU worship this week on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. Professor Carol Fontaine will preach, "Just Say NO: Dutiful Dissent to Fundamentalist Theology" and our fellow classmate April Spencer will share a song with us.

Let us worship together and be a positive force for change in our aching world.

Megan and Joanne

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Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006
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Thursday, April. 27, 2006
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch)

-The Pastoral Life as a Good Life
-Pastoral Authority in the United Church of Christ
-Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry

Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Newly Ordained Pastors in the
Massachusetts Conference, UCC, and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development

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

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Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18
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Dear ANTS Students:

You are cordially invited to this year's Spring Convocation entitled Saints' Rest: Remembering Sabbath on Thursday, May 18th. Register online at www.ants.edu This is an excellent opportunity to share your ANTS ministries and your Field Ed ministries with churches, alumni/ae, Board of Trustees and others via an Exhibit Table. Even better: Dean Nienhuis will cover exhibitor registration costs of student groups

Together we will explore Protestant and Jewish Sabbath experience, belief and practice in relation to economic justice. We will be join by Dr. Mobley, Dr. K. Jones, Dr. Benefiel, Rabbi Or Rose from Hebrew College, Rev. Laurel Scott from the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee, Dr. Rodney Petersen from the BTI and Dr. Diane Kessler, keynote speaker and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.

We hope you and your churches will join us! For more info: www.ants.edu Or come to Dabney, Garden Level OR call Ext. 206. We'll set ya up!

Pax,
Rev. Kerrie Harthan

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Vote! Student Association Elections
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Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27
Voting for the 2006-2007 Student Association Elections will take place online in Blackboard beginning on Monday, April 24th at 7:30 a.m. through Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Read voting instructions: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406vote.htm

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Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
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Over the past few weeks a small group of students has been discussing the issues of our institutional culture or the "unwritten curriculum" here on campus. This impromptu conversation has raised many questions about who we are and how we are seeking to Build the Beloved Community. Because we are aware that there are several other impromptu conversations within the student population addressing this same issue, we would like to open the conversation to the entire student body. We do this in the hope that we can not only find the broken places, but begin repairing the breach in order to truly live into the vision of being the place where the "pioneering leadership that is necessary to transform communities of faith in the 21st century" (ANTS Strategic Plan) is formed.

Each day during the week of April 24th there will be an opportunity for the students to be in dialogue with one another about the "unwritten curriculum". By using a set of focusing questions we will begin defining our current situation and dreaming our ideal situation. We will then be asking participants to name what helps or hinders our movement from where we are to where we want to be. At the end of the week we hope to have as broad a picture as possible which will then guide us in determining what comes next.

For now, this will be a student only conversation. The hope is that we can create safe space for all students who want to be heard.

Meeting Location and Times: Upper Noyes

Monday dinner 5-6PM
Tuesday through Friday lunch 12-1PM

Anyone who can't make it to one of these meetings is encouraged to submit materials via email to Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu

Focusing Questions for the Meetings:

-In relationship to being a student here at ANTS

-What is your current situation?

-What is your ideal situation?

-What factors work against your ideal situation?

-What factors work for your ideal situation?

Facilitators at the meetings:

Erica Baron, Stephanie Haskins, Lisa Kemper, Robin Lunn, and Dawn Sorensen

So, please participate in whatever way you can. There will be an opportunity each day for face to face dialogue as well as the option to send an email response to the questions posed. It is only in our united willingness to participate that we can Build the Beloved Community. Let us all Be the Change We Want to See.

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BTI Summer Courses Catalog AVailable
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The BTI Summer Courses Catalog is available on line at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/btisummer06.pdf (PDF)

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Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light Earth Day Forum
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Dear friend of Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light:

Come to MIP&L's 5th Annual Forum in honor of Earth Day! This year's event
will be the evening of April 26 (this coming Wednesday) from 7 p.m. - 8:30
p.m. at Eliot Church in Newton. The keynote speaker is the Rt. Rev. Steven
Charleston, the President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School and an
environmental advocate. Also, Eric Olson of the Massachusetts Climate Action
Network (MCAN) will give a presentation on clean energy.
<http://www.mipandl.org/pdfs/MIPL.EarthDay.2006.Newton.pdf>; Click here for
the event flyer. <http://www.mipandl.org/events.htm>; Click here to read
more. PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT the flyer and take it to your congregation
this weekend! Help us spread the word.

Registration is Free. Please help us prepare -- if you plan to attend,
please let us know. Either call, fax, or e-mail our office to RSVP. Please
Let us know your name, your congregation, how we can reach you, and how many
people are in your group. Our contact information is at the end of this
email.

AND, to help you in honoring Earth Day in your congregation and community,
MIP&L has prepared a 4-and-a-half minute PowerPoint presentation for your
use. Download it by
<http://www.mipandl.org/pdfs/MIPL.EarthDay.2006.steps.ppt>; clicking here. It
will give you suggestions on ways to take up this Mutual Ministry of
environmental stewardship in your corner of the world. Show it at your
congregation during April or May at coffee hour -- use a lap top and/or a
projector.

In faith,

Lara

Lara Hoke, M.Div.
Program Director
Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light

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Community Clothing Drive Extended
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At student's request, we have extended "Spring Cleaning" one more week so that you can all go through your wardrobes. Clothing drop-off continues to be in Sturtevant Lounge. If you find something that you like, please feel free to help yourself. Spring Cleaning will end with a pick-up/charity drive on Monday May 1st so your last chance to dropp-off clothes will be Sunday evening. Thank you for your support.

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

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COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
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A simple compline service (evening prayer) following the prayers of Glastonbury Abbey will be celebrated in the Meetinghouse on Tuesday evening, May 2, 2006. 9:15 - 9:45 p.m. Join Professor Burrows and students from "Readings in Retreat" for this simple and poignant service marking the end of the day.

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Evangelicals at ANTS?
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"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2:42

Evangelicals at ANTS?

Please join us as we regroup the Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS. The group sponsors scholarly, spiritual, and social activities informed by the perspective of the worldwide Evangelical tradition.

If you're interested in joining, or would like to share your thoughts, please e-mail EvFellowship@yahoo.com to let us know of your interest and times you are available to meet on campus. The Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS is affiliated with the Religious and Theological Studies Fellowship of IVCF.

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

ANTS Student E- News - Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - Chapel Today

Chapel Today will be in observance of Yom Hashoah, a Remembrance of the
Holocaust.
The Baal Shem Tov said "Remembrance is the Secret of Redemption" Come
and join us
at 1 p.m. in Colby Chapel for a moving and important remembrance for
the Christian church.
Leaders of the service will be: President Nick Carter, Professor Brita
Gill-Austern,
The Rev. Dirkje Legerstree, Josuha Lawrence, Gail Barrows, Mia Douglas
and Kim Salico-Diehl.

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 25, 2006

In this message
- TOMORROW: Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century

- TOMORROW: Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
- BTI Newsletter Available - April 25
- Final SA Meeting - May 2
- STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18

REVIEW
- Volunteers Needed for Commencement Luncheon
- Seniors Breakfast - May 3
- Vote! Student Association Elections
- Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER
NOW

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TOMORROW: Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12-1PM
Davis 201

Want to understand Al Qaeda and their motives?

Then come to a presentation by
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
ANTS, M.A. in Research Student '07
in Christian-Muslim Understanding

This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Mark Heim's
course, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and will consist of a brief
history of how Al Qaeda evolved, the ideology behind the movement, and
an understanding as to how Al Qaeda utilizes the religion of Islam for
political gain.

Karen holds a BA from Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies
with a concentration in Islam and understanding conflict in religion.
She did her Honors Thesis on Al Qaeda.

Please bring your lunch and join us.

For questions please contact Mark Heim at _mheim@ants.edu_
(mailto:mheim@ants.edu) , or
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_
(mailto:kandrews@ants.edu)

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TOMORROW: Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes

Come dance the night away during this year's Hawaiian Lu'au Prom. The
tropical event will occur on Wednesday April 26th from 8:00 - 11:00 pm
in Upper Noyes. If the weather permits we'll also spend time in the
quad! Dress as you are or come in spirit wearing your favorite
Hawaiian/tropical clothes and accessories! All members of the ANTS
community (and their friends and families) are welcome to attend!

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BTI Newsletter Available - April 25
---------------------------------------------
The April 25, 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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Final SA Meeting - May 2
---------------------------------------------
In the midst of the elections (go vote...takes only a second on
blackboard!), it is also time to gather the agenda items for the final
sa meeting of the year.

when: tuesday, may 2
where: upper noyes
time: noon

come and hear the final plans for our spring events and welcome the sa
exec for 2006 - 2007.

please e-mail all agenda items to lella baker by noon (or so) on
sunday, 4/30.

thanks,
lella

---------------------------------------------
STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18
---------------------------------------------
Dear ANTS Students:

You are cordially invited to this year's Spring Convocation entitled
Saints' Rest: Remembering Sabbath on Thursday, May 18th. Register
online at www.ants.edu This is an excellent opportunity to share your
ANTS ministries and your Field Ed ministries with churches, alumni/ae,
Board of Trustees and others via an Exhibit Table. Even better: Dean
Nienhuis will cover exhibitor registration costs of student groups

Together we will explore Protestant and Jewish Sabbath experience,
belief and practice in relation to economic justice. We will be join by
Dr. Mobley, Dr. K. Jones, Dr. Benefiel, Rabbi Or Rose from Hebrew
College, Rev. Laurel Scott from the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee,
Dr. Rodney Petersen from the BTI and Dr. Diane Kessler, keynote speaker
and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.

We hope you and your churches will join us! For more info:
www.ants.edu Or come to Dabney, Garden Level OR call Ext. 206.
We'll set ya up!

Pax,
Rev. Kerrie Harthan

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Volunteers Needed for Commencement Luncheon
--------------------------------------------
Volunteers needed to greet and take tickets for the luncheon that
immediately follows graduation in Upper Noyes, May 20,2006 at noon.
Please call or email Judy Brandon if you are able to help. 617-964-1525
or JBrandon @ants.edu

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Seniors Breakfast - May 3
----------------------------------------------
May 3, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.

This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on May 3
from 8 am to 11 am.

Seniors please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Check your ANTS email for your invitation.

Duane Romberger

Theresa Stirling

--------------------------------------------
Vote! Student Association Elections
---------------------------------------------
Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27
Voting for the 2006-2007 Student Association Elections will take place
online in Blackboard beginning on Monday, April 24th at 7:30 a.m.
through Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Read voting instructions:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406vote.htm

---------------------------------------
Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
---------------------------------------
Over the past few weeks a small group of students has been discussing
the issues of our institutional culture or the "unwritten curriculum"
here on campus. This impromptu conversation has raised many questions
about who we are and how we are seeking to Build the Beloved Community.
Because we are aware that there are several other impromptu
conversations within the student population addressing this same issue,
we would like to open the conversation to the entire student body. We
do this in the hope that we can not only find the broken places, but
begin repairing the breach in order to truly live into the vision of
being the place where the "pioneering leadership that is necessary to
transform communities of faith in the 21st century" (ANTS Strategic
Plan) is formed.

Each day during the week of April 24th there will be an opportunity for
the students to be in dialogue with one another about the "unwritten
curriculum". By using a set of focusing questions we will begin
defining our current situation and dreaming our ideal situation. We
will then be asking participants to name what helps or hinders our
movement from where we are to where we want to be. At the end of the
week we hope to have as broad a picture as possible which will then
guide us in determining what comes next.

For now, this will be a student only conversation. The hope is that we
can create safe space for all students who want to be heard.

Meeting Location and Times: Upper Noyes

Monday dinner 5-6PM
Tuesday through Friday lunch 12-1PM

Anyone who can't make it to one of these meetings is encouraged to
submit materials via email to Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu

Focusing Questions for the Meetings:

-In relationship to being a student here at ANTS

-What is your current situation?

-What is your ideal situation?

-What factors work against your ideal situation?

-What factors work for your ideal situation?

Facilitators at the meetings:

Erica Baron, Stephanie Haskins, Lisa Kemper, Robin Lunn, and Dawn
Sorensen

So, please participate in whatever way you can. There will be an
opportunity each day for face to face dialogue as well as the option to
send an email response to the questions posed. It is only in our united
willingness to participate that we can Build the Beloved Community. Let
us all Be the Change We Want to See.

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Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
---------------------------------------------------------
**Classes are filling up quickly for this event!

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/

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

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 26 - Yom Hashoah Memorial Services TODAY - SPECIAL NOTICE

----------------------------------------------------------
Yom Hashoah Memorial Service: Prayer Song and Silence - TODAY
----------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

----------------------------------
Community Worship - Wednesdays - TOMORROW
----------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

Yom Hashoah Memorial Service led by Carole Fontaine and Brita
Gill-Austern

----------------------------------------------------------
Letter to Dr. David Gordis, President of Hebrew College from Nick
Carter
----------------------------------------------------------
April 4, 2006

Dr. David Gordis
President, Hebrew College

Dear David:

I write in anticipation of the annual commemoration of Yom Ha Shoah to
express the thoughts and prayers of our entire community.

At Andover Newton we will be doing two things to remember Yom Ha Shoah.
First, we will have a delegation of students, faculty and staff who will
attend your program on the 25th. Second, we will have our own chapel
service here on the following day at 1:00PM.

As eager as we are to demonstrate our strong support for the
remembrances within the Jewish community, we are obligated not to
confuse that solidarity with the related but different dynamic each
Christian must face on that day. Sincere reflection on our
responsibility in the face of holocaust is one that demands much of us.
That's why our weekly chapel service on the 26th will once again be
dedicated to Yom Ha Shoah. It is something we must do. We would welcome
visitors from your community to our service, if anyone would feel
comfortable attending, but, regardless, we want you to know that it is
taking place.

For my part, I will fast that day and burn a candle in my office
window.

In the midst of Passover and Easter, we are mindful that there are many
holidays that are important to each of our faiths. In our more honest
moments we acknowledge that we may not be aware of, fully understand, or
feel compelled by one another's celebrations. But for this day, we at
Andover Newton want no one to mistake our awareness, understanding or
our compulsion on this subject.

We remember too.

Fondly,

Nick Carter

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

Monday, April 24, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 24, 2006

NEW
- Volunteers Needed for Commencement Luncheon
- UU worship This Thursday, April 27
- Seniors Breakfast - May 3

TOMORROW
- Vote! Student Association Elections
- SA Meeting - 4/25 - CANCELED
- Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25
- UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 25
- Labyrinth Wellness Walks - April 25 and May 3
- Spiritual Journeys With Greg Mobley - Tuesday, April 25
- Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception - April 25,
2006
- "Schindler's List" Screening on Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 25

REVIEW
- Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
- Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006
- Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
- Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century - April 26

--------------------------------------------
Volunteers Needed for Commencement Luncheon
--------------------------------------------
Volunteers needed to greet and take tickets for the luncheon that
immediately follows graduation in Upper Noyes, May 20,2006 at noon.
Please call or email Judy Brandon if you are able to help. 617-964-1525
or JBrandon @ants.edu

--------------------------------------------
UU worship This Thursday, April 27
---------------------------------------------
Dear ANTS community,

Please join us for UU worship this week on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the
Meetinghouse. Professor Carol Fontaine will preach, "Just Say NO:
Dutiful Dissent to Fundamentalist Theology" and our fellow classmate
April Spencer will share a song with us.

Let us worship together and be a positive force for change in our
aching world.

Megan and Joanne

----------------------------------------------
Seniors Breakfast - May 3
----------------------------------------------
May 3, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.

This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on May 3
from 8 am to 11 am.

Seniors please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Check your ANTS email for your invitation.

Duane Romberger

Theresa Stirling

--------------------------------------------
Vote! Student Association Elections
---------------------------------------------
Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27
Voting for the 2006-2007 Student Association Elections will take place
online in Blackboard beginning on Monday, April 24th at 7:30 a.m.
through Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Read voting instructions:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406vote.htm

-----------------------------------------
SA Meeting - 4/25 - CANCELED
-----------------------------------------
12:05
Noyes

**The Student Association meeting scheduled for April 25 has been
cancelled***

The final 2005-2006 Student Association meeting will be held on May
2.,
2006.

Thanks, Lella

--------------------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25
--------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------
Film: "Hiding and Seeking:Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust"
-------------------------------------------------------------
Monday, April 24, 2006
5:00 p.m. Dinner
5:45 p.m. Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker, Menachem Daum
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

----------------------------------------------------------
Memorial Service: Prayer Song and Silence
----------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

-------------------------------------------
UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
-------------------------------------------
The conversation scheduled for next Tuesday, April 25, from 9:30 to
11:00 on UCC Search and Call for gay and lesbian candidates is being
postponed to a later date.

-----------------------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 25
-----------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

Wing Yee Lee will be preaching in Black Student Felowship Chapel.

--------------------------
Labyrinth Wellness Walks - April 25 and May 3
---------------------------
Tuesday, April 25
6-9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Wednesday, May 3
2-6 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Are you stressed out by exams and papers? Are you feeling
disconnected? Do you have a place in your life that needs healing? Come
journey to wellness by walking the labyrinth. Even if you have never
walked a labyrinth before, we will be glad to get you started on this
healing path of prayer.

Contact: Martha Bays
Email: mbays@ants.edu

---------------------------------------
Spiritual Journeys With Greg Mobley - Tuesday, April 25
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25, 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.

---------------------------------------
Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception - April 25, 2006
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25
5-6 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

The Community is invited to the Worship, Theology and the Arts
recognition of graduates (MATA and WOTA renewal area) and The ANTS
Community Art Show reception on Tuesday April 25, 5-6pm in the
Meetinghouse. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Judy Medeiros
with questions (jmedeiros@ants.edu or 617-964-1100, ext. 228)

------------------------------------------------------------------
"Schindler's List" Screening on Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 25
------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25 2006
6:00pm - 10:00pm, with 15 minute intermission
Sturtevant Lounge

The Film and Television Fellowship of Andover-Newton invite you to a
screening of "Schindler's List" on Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance
Day. This academy award winning film by Steven Spielberg details the
struggle of 1,000 Jewish slave workers and the efforts of German factory
owner Oskar Schindler to free them. Haunting, heartbreaking, this is a
film you will never forget.

Please note that this film contains graphic violence and is unsuitable
for children.

Six minutes of silent prayer will follow the film.

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

---------------------------------------
Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
---------------------------------------
Over the past few weeks a small group of students has been discussing
the issues of our institutional culture or the "unwritten curriculum"
here on campus. This impromptu conversation has raised many questions
about who we are and how we are seeking to Build the Beloved Community.
Because we are aware that there are several other impromptu
conversations within the student population addressing this same issue,
we would like to open the conversation to the entire student body. We
do this in the hope that we can not only find the broken places, but
begin repairing the breach in order to truly live into the vision of
being the place where the "pioneering leadership that is necessary to
transform communities of faith in the 21st century" (ANTS Strategic
Plan) is formed.

Each day during the week of April 24th there will be an opportunity for
the students to be in dialogue with one another about the "unwritten
curriculum". By using a set of focusing questions we will begin
defining our current situation and dreaming our ideal situation. We
will then be asking participants to name what helps or hinders our
movement from where we are to where we want to be. At the end of the
week we hope to have as broad a picture as possible which will then
guide us in determining what comes next.

For now, this will be a student only conversation. The hope is that we
can create safe space for all students who want to be heard.

Meeting Location and Times: Upper Noyes

Monday dinner 5-6PM
Tuesday through Friday lunch 12-1PM

Anyone who can't make it to one of these meetings is encouraged to
submit materials via email to Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu

Focusing Questions for the Meetings:

-In relationship to being a student here at ANTS

-What is your current situation?

-What is your ideal situation?

-What factors work against your ideal situation?

-What factors work for your ideal situation?

Facilitators at the meetings:

Erica Baron, Stephanie Haskins, Lisa Kemper, Robin Lunn, and Dawn
Sorensen

So, please participate in whatever way you can. There will be an
opportunity each day for face to face dialogue as well as the option to
send an email response to the questions posed. It is only in our united
willingness to participate that we can Build the Beloved Community. Let
us all Be the Change We Want to See.

------------------------------------------------------------
Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, April. 27, 2006
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch)

-The Pastoral Life as a Good Life
-Pastoral Authority in the United Church of Christ
-Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry

Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Newly Ordained Pastors in
the
Massachusetts Conference, UCC, and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development

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

--------------------------------------------
Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
--------------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes

Come dance the night away during this year's Hawaiian Lu'au Prom. The
tropical event will occur on Wednesday April 26th from 8:00 - 11:00 pm
in Upper Noyes. If the weather permits we'll also spend time in the
quad! Dress as you are or come in spirit wearing your favorite
Hawaiian/tropical clothes and accessories! All members of the ANTS
community (and their friends and families) are welcome to attend!

---------------------------------------
Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century - April 26
---------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12-1PM
Davis 201

Want to understand Al Qaeda and their motives?

Then come to a presentation by
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
ANTS, MA in Research Student '07
in Christian-Muslim Understanding

This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Mark Heim's
course, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and will consist of a brief
history of how Al Qaeda evolved, the ideology behind the movement, and
an understanding as to how Al Qaeda utilizes the religion of Islam for
political gain.

Karen holds a BA from Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies
with a concentration in Islam and understanding conflict in religion.
She did her Honors Thesis on Al Qaeda.

Please bring your lunch and join us.

For questions please contact Mark Heim at _mheim@ants.edu_
(mailto:mheim@ants.edu) , or
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_
(mailto:kandrews@ants.edu)

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

ANTS Student E- News - April 24, 2006 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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

- Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
- Vote! Student Association Elections
- Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
- Summer Registration EXTENDED

Monday:
- Mens Fellowship
- Student Computer Lab CLOSED on Monday, April 24
- The Health Crisis in the U.S.: A Challenge to Our Churches - April
24
- Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, April 24
- Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25

Tuesday:
- Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25
- UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
- SA Meeting - 4/25 - CANCELED
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Labyrinth Wellness Walks - April 25 and May 3
- Spiritual Journeys With Greg Mobley - Tuesday, April 25
- Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception - April 25,
2006
- "Schindler's List" Screening on Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 25

Wednesday:
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship - Wednesdays
- Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
- Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century - April 26

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
--------------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Show
(Students/Faculty/Staff/Friends/Relatives)
April 17, 2006- Graduation (May 20, 2006)
Reception: April 25

--------------------------------------------
Vote! Student Association Elections
---------------------------------------------
Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27
Voting for the 2006-2007 Student Association Elections will take place
online in Blackboard beginning on Monday, April 24th at 7:30 a.m.
through Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Read voting instructions:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406vote.htm

---------------------------------------
Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
---------------------------------------
Over the past few weeks a small group of students has been discussing
the issues of our institutional culture or the "unwritten curriculum"
here on campus. This impromptu conversation has raised many questions
about who we are and how we are seeking to Build the Beloved Community.
Because we are aware that there are several other impromptu
conversations within the student population addressing this same issue,
we would like to open the conversation to the entire student body. We
do this in the hope that we can not only find the broken places, but
begin repairing the breach in order to truly live into the vision of
being the place where the "pioneering leadership that is necessary to
transform communities of faith in the 21st century" (ANTS Strategic
Plan) is formed.

Each day during the week of April 24th there will be an opportunity for
the students to be in dialogue with one another about the "unwritten
curriculum". By using a set of focusing questions we will begin
defining our current situation and dreaming our ideal situation. We
will then be asking participants to name what helps or hinders our
movement from where we are to where we want to be. At the end of the
week we hope to have as broad a picture as possible which will then
guide us in determining what comes next.

For now, this will be a student only conversation. The hope is that we
can create safe space for all students who want to be heard.

Meeting Location and Times: Upper Noyes

Monday dinner 5-6PM
Tuesday through Friday lunch 12-1PM

-------------------------------------------
Summer Registration EXTENDED
-------------------------------------------
The registration for Summer Session courses period has been extended
until Friday, April 28.

Registration and payment forms available at the Registrar office
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06pay.pdf

Nayda Aguila, Registrar

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

-------------------------------------------
Student Computer Lab CLOSED on Monday, April 24
-------------------------------------------
The Student Computer Lab will be closed from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, April 24.
On that day, Faculty members will be in training - learning about our
new ANTS Connect! e-learning system.
The ANTS community will use ANTS COnnect! next fall to access online
courses.

----------------------------------------------------------------
The Health Crisis in the U.S.: A Challenge to Our Churches - April 24
------------------------------------------------------------------
Why a Health Ministry for Your Church?
Monday, April 24
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come and join Dr. Sophia Harrell, Interim Director of the
Congregational Health Ministry Program to find out how your church might
better respond to the health crisis today through a congregational
health ministry.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406healthcrisis.pdf

-------------------------------------------
Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, April 24
-------------------------------------------
7:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/sacredcircle.htm

-----------------------------------------
SA Meeting - 4/25 - CANCELED
-----------------------------------------
12:05
Noyes

**The Student Association meeting scheduled for April 25 has been
cancelled***

The final 2005-2006 Student Association meeting will be held on May 2.,
2006.

Thanks, Lella

--------------------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25
--------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------
Film: "Hiding and Seeking:Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust"
-------------------------------------------------------------
Monday, April 24, 2006
5:00 p.m. Dinner
5:45 p.m. Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker, Menachem Daum
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

----------------------------------------------------------
Memorial Service: Prayer Song and Silence
----------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

-------------------------------------------
UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
-------------------------------------------
The conversation scheduled for next Tuesday, April 25, from 9:30 to
11:00 on UCC Search and Call for gay and lesbian candidates is being
postponed to a later date.

-----------------------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 25
-----------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

Wing Yee Lee will be preaching in Black Student Felowship Chapel.

--------------------------
Labyrinth Wellness Walks - April 25 and May 3
---------------------------
Tuesday, April 25
6-9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Wednesday, May 3
2-6 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Are you stressed out by exams and papers? Are you feeling
disconnected? Do you have a place in your life that needs healing? Come
journey to wellness by walking the labyrinth. Even if you have never
walked a labyrinth before, we will be glad to get you started on this
healing path of prayer.

Contact: Martha Bays
Email: mbays@ants.edu

---------------------------------------
Spiritual Journeys With Greg Mobley - Tuesday, April 25
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25, 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.

---------------------------------------
Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception - April 25, 2006
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25
5-6 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

The Community is invited to the Worship, Theology and the Arts
recognition of graduates (MATA and WOTA renewal area) and The ANTS
Community Art Show reception on Tuesday April 25, 5-6pm in the
Meetinghouse. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Judy Medeiros
with questions (jmedeiros@ants.edu or 617-964-1100, ext. 228)

------------------------------------------------------------------
"Schindler's List" Screening on Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 25
------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25 2006
6:00pm - 10:00pm, with 15 minute intermission
Sturtevant Lounge

The Film and Television Fellowship of Andover-Newton invite you to a
screening of "Schindler's List" on Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance
Day. This academy award winning film by Steven Spielberg details the
struggle of 1,000 Jewish slave workers and the efforts of German factory
owner Oskar Schindler to free them. Haunting, heartbreaking, this is a
film you will never forget.

Please note that this film contains graphic violence and is unsuitable
for children.

Six minutes of silent prayer will follow the film.

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@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 Colby Chapel

April 26: Yom Hashoah led by Carole Fontaine and Brita Gill-Austern

--------------------------------------------
Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
--------------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes

Come dance the night away during this year's Hawaiian Lu'au Prom. The
tropical event will occur on Wednesday April 26th from 8:00 - 11:00 pm
in Upper Noyes. If the weather permits we'll also spend time in the
quad! Dress as you are or come in spirit wearing your favorite
Hawaiian/tropical clothes and accessories! All members of the ANTS
community (and their friends and families) are welcome to attend!

---------------------------------------
Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century - April 26
---------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12-1PM
Davis 201

Want to understand Al Qaeda and their motives?

Then come to a presentation by
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
ANTS, MA in Research Student '07
in Christian-Muslim Understanding

This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Mark Heim's
course, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and will consist of a brief
history of how Al Qaeda evolved, the ideology behind the movement, and
an understanding as to how Al Qaeda utilizes the religion of Islam for
political gain.

Karen holds a BA from Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies
with a concentration in Islam and understanding conflict in religion.
She did her Honors Thesis on Al Qaeda.

Please bring your lunch and join us.

For questions please contact Mark Heim at _mheim@ants.edu_
(mailto:mheim@ants.edu) , or
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_
(mailto:kandrews@ants.edu)

-------------------------------------
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

April 27: Professor Carol Fontaine

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

------------------------------------------------------------
Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, April. 27, 2006
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch)

-The Pastoral Life as a Good Life
-Pastoral Authority in the United Church of Christ
-Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry

Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Newly Ordained Pastors in
the
Massachusetts Conference, UCC, and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development

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

--------------------------------
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

Karen Brockney
Director of E-Communications
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Center, MA 02459

1-617-964-1100 ext 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, April 21, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 21, 2006 EVENT BOARD

In this message:

- New Jobs on the Web Site
- UPCOMING EVENTS from the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ
- UPCOMING Events from TABCOM, the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
- March for Peace, Justice and Democracy for April 29
- "Steering Your Way Through the Storm: Leadership in Times of Congregational Conflict"
- Lecture: "Answering the Top Ten Lies About Church and State"

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

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

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

----------------------------------------------------------
UPCOMING EVENTS from the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ
----------------------------------------------------------
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.

----------------------------------------------------------------
UPCOMING Events from TABCOM, the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
----------------------------------------------------------------
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.

-----------------------------------------
March for Peace, Justice and Democracy for April 29
-----------------------------------------
Sponsored by United for Peace and Justice

Join Us on Saturday, April 29, in New York City

Assemble: 22nd Street and Broadway, 10:30AM onward
March: At noon down Broadway to Foley Square
Grassroots action festival: 1:00-6:00PM, Foley Square

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.april29.org/

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"Steering Your Way Through the Storm: Leadership in Times of Congregational Conflict"
-----------------------------------------
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

*--------------------------------------------
Lecture: "Answering the Top Ten Lies About Church and State" - April 30
*--------------------------------------------
Sunday, April 30
3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church in Newton

J. Brent Walker, Executive DIrector of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, will speak on "Answering the Top Ten Lies About Church and State."

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 21, 2006

In this message:

- Vote! Student Association Elections
- Summer Registration EXTENDED
- Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations
- Sacred Circle Dance
- UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
- Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events
- Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24
- Spiritual Journeys With Greg Mobley
- Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception
- Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au!
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Labyrinth Wellness Walks

--------------------------------------------
Vote! Student Association Elections
---------------------------------------------
Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27
Voting for the 2006-2007 Student Association Elections will take place
online in Blackboard beginning on Monday, April 24th at 7:30 a.m.
through Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Read voting instructions:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406vote.htm

-------------------------------------------
Summer Registration EXTENDED
-------------------------------------------
The registration for Summer Session courses period has been extended
until Friday, April 28.

Registration and payment forms available at the Registrar office
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06pay.pdf

Nayda Aguila, Registrar

---------------------------------------
Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
---------------------------------------
Over the past few weeks a small group of students has been discussing
the issues of our institutional culture or the "unwritten curriculum"
here on campus. This impromptu conversation has raised many questions
about who we are and how we are seeking to Build the Beloved Community.
Because we are aware that there are several other impromptu
conversations within the student population addressing this same issue,
we would like to open the conversation to the entire student body. We
do this in the hope that we can not only find the broken places, but
begin repairing the breach in order to truly live into the vision of
being the place where the "pioneering leadership that is necessary to
transform communities of faith in the 21st century" (ANTS Strategic
Plan) is formed.

Each day during the week of April 24th there will be an opportunity for
the students to be in dialogue with one another about the "unwritten
curriculum". By using a set of focusing questions we will begin
defining our current situation and dreaming our ideal situation. We
will then be asking participants to name what helps or hinders our
movement from where we are to where we want to be. At the end of the
week we hope to have as broad a picture as possible which will then
guide us in determining what comes next.

For now, this will be a student only conversation. The hope is that we
can create safe space for all students who want to be heard.

Meeting Location and Times: Upper Noyes

Monday dinner 5-6PM
Tuesday through Friday lunch 12-1PM

Anyone who can't make it to one of these meetings is encouraged to
submit materials via email to Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu

Focusing Questions for the Meetings:

-In relationship to being a student here at ANTS

-What is your current situation?

-What is your ideal situation?

-What factors work against your ideal situation?

-What factors work for your ideal situation?

Facilitators at the meetings:

Erica Baron, Stephanie Haskins, Lisa Kemper, Robin Lunn, and Dawn
Sorensen

So, please participate in whatever way you can. There will be an
opportunity each day for face to face dialogue as well as the option to
send an email response to the questions posed. It is only in our united
willingness to participate that we can Build the Beloved Community. Let
us all Be the Change We Want to See.

-------------------------------------------
Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, April 24
-------------------------------------------
7:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/sacredcircle.htm

-------------------------------------------
UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
-------------------------------------------
The conversation scheduled for next Tuesday, April 25, from 9:30 to
11:00 on UCC Search and Call for gay and lesbian candidates is being
postponed to a later date.

--------------------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25
--------------------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (ANTS-HC inter-religious student fellowship)
would like to bring to your attention to three very special programs
devoted to Holocaust Remembrance Day (see below). Holocaust
Remembrance Day (also known by its Hebrew name "Yom Ha'shoah") begins
this Monday night and continues through Tuesday night (4/24-25).

We invite all ANTS students and faculty to join in these events.
Please mark your calendars. We hope you will join us.

Blessings,
MaryHelen Gunn (Andover Newton)
Chaim Koritzinsky (Hebrew College)
Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College)
P.S. To learn more about Holocaust Remembrance Day, you can look at
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/yomhashoah.html

1. DOCUMENTARY FILM "HIDING AND SEEKING" AND DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR
"Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust"
Monday, April 24
5:00pm-8:00pm
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
Free, kosher dinner
The film tracks the emotional journey taken by Menachem Daum, his
wife, and their two adult sons back to Poland to try and find the
Polish family that hid and saved Menachem's in-laws during the War.
We also have the privilege of welcoming Menachem (the writer,
director, and film subject) who will be traveling from New York City
to join us for the film and discussion.

See PBS website for more info:
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2005/hidingandseeking (or see the short
synopsis pasted below)*

Questions: Contact Chaim Koritzinsky at le-chaim@comcast.net or
MaryHelen Gunn at marlenspirit@gmail.com

2. HEBREW COLLEGE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PROGRAM
Tuesday, April 25 1:30-2:30pm
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
Andover Newton students and faculty cordially welcome
Questions? Contact Alyson Solomon at alysonsolomon@yahoo.com

3. FILM SCREENING: "SCHINDLER'S LIST"
Tuesday, April 25 6:00pm - 10:00pm, with a 15 minute intermission
Sturtevant Lounge at Andover Newton
The Film and Television Fellowship of Andover-Newton invites you to
join us for a screening of "Schindler's List" on Yom Ha'Shoah,
Holocaust Remembrance Day. This Academy award-winning film by Steven
Spielberg is haunting, heartbreaking, and unforgettable. Please note
that this film contains graphic violence and is unsuitable for
children.
Six minutes of silent prayer and reflection will follow the film.
Questions? Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

*ABOUT "HIDING AND SEEKING"
"Hiding and Seeking" tells the story of a Jewish father who tries to
alert his adult sons to the dangers posed by defenders of the faith
who preach intolerance of the "other" and who feel compelled to create
impenetrable barriers between "us" and "them."

To broaden their views he takes them on a highly charged emotional
journey to Poland. To his sons, like many offspring of Polish
Holocaust survivors, this is a country that will always be associated
with anti-Semitism. It is here that he introduces his sons to Poles
who personify the highest levels of exemplary behavior.

The highlight of their journey comes when they track down the Polish
farm family who risked their lives to hide the sons' grandfather for
more than two years during the Holocaust. This encounter and its
aftermath lead the sons to at least consider their father's viewpoint
more seriously.

In the course of telling its compelling and dramatic story, "Hiding
and Seeking" explores the Holocaust's effect on faith in God as well
as its impact on faith in our fellow human beings. Filmed in
Jerusalem, Brooklyn and Poland, the film focuses on the filmmaker's
attempt to heal the wounds of the past by stopping the transmission of
hatred from generation to generation.

-------------------------------------------
Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24
-------------------------------------------
The Student Computer Lab will be closed from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, April 24.
On that day, Faculty members will be in training - learning about our
new ANTS Connect! e-learning system.
The ANTS community will use ANTS COnnect! next fall to access online
courses.

Stay tuned for more information about ANTS Connect! soon.

Karen Brockney
Director of E-Communications
kbrockney@ants.edu

---------------------------------------
Spiritual Journeys With Greg Mobley - Tuesday, April 25
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25, 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.

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Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception - April 25, 2006
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25
5-6 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

The Community is invited to the Worship, Theology and the Arts
recognition of graduates (MATA and WOTA renewal area) and The ANTS
Community Art Show reception on Tuesday April 25, 5-6pm in the
Meetinghouse. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Judy Medeiros
with questions (jmedeiros@ants.edu or 617-964-1100, ext. 228)

--------------------------------------------
Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
--------------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes

Come dance the night away during this year's Hawaiian Lu'au Prom. The
tropical event will occur on Wednesday April 26th from 8:00 - 11:00 pm
in Upper Noyes. If the weather permits we'll also spend time in the
quad! Dress as you are or come in spirit wearing your favorite
Hawaiian/tropical clothes and accessories! All members of the ANTS
community (and their friends and families) are welcome to attend!

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

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

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

-----------------------------------
Labyrinth Wellness Walks
-----------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 3 2-6 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Are you stressed by exams and papers?
Are you feeling disconnected?
Do you have a place in your life that needs healing?

Come journey to wellness by walking the labyrinth. Even if you have
never walked a labyrinth before, we will be glad to get you started on
this healing path of prayer. Questions? Contact Martha Bays at
mbays@ants.edu.

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

Thursday, April 20, 2006

ANTS Student E- News - Friday, April 20, 2006

NEW
- Vote! Student Association Elections
- Joanne Giannino Wins Skinner Sermon Award
- Summer Registration EXTENDED
- Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
- Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, April 24
- UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
- Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 25

REVIEW
- EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23
- "Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
- AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner
- A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER
- Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24

--------------------------------------------
Vote! Student Association Elections
---------------------------------------------
Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27
Voting for the 2006-2007 Student Association Elections will take place
online in Blackboard beginning on Monday, April 24th at 7:30 a.m.
through Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Read voting instructions:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406vote.htm

--------------------------------------------
Joanne Giannino Wins Skinner Sermon Award
--------------------------------------------
Congratulations to ANTS student Joanne Giannino on winning the Skinner
Sermon Award which is presented annually to the preacher of the sermon
best expressing Unitarian Universalism's social principles.

The Skinner Sermon Award honors the late dean of the Tufts College
School of Religion in Medford, MA. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1881,
Clarence Skinner was a major voice of prophetic religious liberalism.

The award was open to any Unitarian Universalist layperson, religious
educator, or minister, and was established to stimulate preaching
concerned with the social implications of religion-particularly needed
in this period of history. Criteria employed in judging the sermons
include: grasp of the subject, religious depth, originality, conviction,
and understanding of other perspectives. These qualities are also
considered: prophecy and timeliness, courage, personal involvement,
strong argument, orientation to action, and inspiration.

More information: http://www.uua.org/awards/skinner.html

-------------------------------------------
Summer Registration EXTENDED
-------------------------------------------
The registration for Summer Session courses period has been extended
until Friday, April 28.

Registration and payment forms available at the Registrar office
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06pay.pdf

Nayda Aguila, Registrar

---------------------------------------
Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
---------------------------------------
Over the past few weeks a small group of students has been discussing
the issues of our institutional culture or the "unwritten curriculum"
here on campus. This impromptu conversation has raised many questions
about who we are and how we are seeking to Build the Beloved Community.
Because we are aware that there are several other impromptu
conversations within the student population addressing this same issue,
we would like to open the conversation to the entire student body. We
do this in the hope that we can not only find the broken places, but
begin repairing the breach in order to truly live into the vision of
being the place where the "pioneering leadership that is necessary to
transform communities of faith in the 21st century" (ANTS Strategic
Plan) is formed.

Each day during the week of April 24th there will be an opportunity for
the students to be in dialogue with one another about the "unwritten
curriculum". By using a set of focusing questions we will begin
defining our current situation and dreaming our ideal situation. We
will then be asking participants to name what helps or hinders our
movement from where we are to where we want to be. At the end of the
week we hope to have as broad a picture as possible which will then
guide us in determining what comes next.

For now, this will be a student only conversation. The hope is that we
can create safe space for all students who want to be heard.

Meeting Location and Times: Upper Noyes

Monday dinner 5-6PM
Tuesday through Friday lunch 12-1PM

Anyone who can't make it to one of these meetings is encouraged to
submit materials via email to Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu

Focusing Questions for the Meetings:

-In relationship to being a student here at ANTS

-What is your current situation?

-What is your ideal situation?

-What factors work against your ideal situation?

-What factors work for your ideal situation?

Facilitators at the meetings:

Erica Baron, Stephanie Haskins, Lisa Kemper, Robin Lunn, and Dawn
Sorensen

So, please participate in whatever way you can. There will be an
opportunity each day for face to face dialogue as well as the option to
send an email response to the questions posed. It is only in our united
willingness to participate that we can Build the Beloved Community. Let
us all Be the Change We Want to See.

-------------------------------------------
Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, April 24
-------------------------------------------
7:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/sacredcircle.htm

-------------------------------------------
UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
-------------------------------------------
The conversation scheduled for next Tuesday, April 25, from 9:30 to
11:00 on UCC Search and Call for gay and lesbian candidates is being
postponed to a later date.

------------------------------------------------------------
Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, April. 27, 2006
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch)

-The Pastoral Life as a Good Life
-Pastoral Authority in the United Church of Christ
-Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry

Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Newly Ordained Pastors in
the
Massachusetts Conference, UCC, and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development

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

-----------------------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 25
-----------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

Wing Yee Lee will be preaching in Black Student Felowship Chapel.

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Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25
--------------------------------------------

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Film: "Hiding and Seeking:Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust"
-------------------------------------------------------------
Monday, April 24, 2006
5:00 p.m. Dinner
5:45 p.m. Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker, Menachem Daum
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

----------------------------------------------------------
Memorial Service: Prayer Song and Silence
----------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

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EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23
--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK 2006 - CALENDAR of EVENTS
View calendar online:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041706earthweek.pdf

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TOMORROW: Friday, April 21:
-----------------
1:30-1:50pm Blessing of Gardens behind Fuller/Kendall
6:30-10:00pm Agape Dinner & Movie Night:
The Day After Tomorrow (a movie dealing w/Climate
Change)
6:00pm Spring Cleaning Ends (Mon 4/17-Fri 4/21)

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Saturday, April 22
-------------------
10am Spring Cleaning Pick-up
9:00-5:00pm Sturtevant Extreme Makeover

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"Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
----------------------------------------------------------------
ANTS Professor Matthew Myer Boulton's "American roots sacred music"
ensemble -- featuring Burns Stanfield! -- will be performing at
Harvard's Memorial Church (Harvard Yard) on Friday, April 21, at 7:30pm.
The performance is free; donations to the Memorial Church's community
grants fund will be kindly accepted.

Come out and sing the old, old songs!

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AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner
-------------------------------------------
A STUDENT LIFE EVENT

April 21st
6:30pm
Sturtevant Hall

Co-Sponsored by
The Ecology Ministry & The Men's Fellowship

Following the Agape:
Film & Television Fellowship & Ecology Ministry Presents

"The Day After Tomorrow"
The Movie

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A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER
-------------------------------------

Saturday April 22nd 2006
10am - 4pm
Sturtevant Lounge

"It will be Fantastic" - Rose Tyler

"We will be transformed" - Paul Tarsus

Come one; Come all with people and resources. Come to Sturtevant; help
transform our space into someplace we can all enjoy more!

Sponsored in part by: The Men's Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, the
United Church of Christ Fellowship, the United Methodist Fellowship, and
the Film & Television Fellowship

Another project brought to you to help the Andover Newton Theological
School Campus and its environment during: Earth Week 2006

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

-------------------------------------------
Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24
-------------------------------------------
The Student Computer Lab will be closed from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, April 24.
On that day, Faculty members will be in training - learning about our
new ANTS Connect! e-learning system.
The ANTS community will use ANTS COnnect! next fall to access online
courses.

Stay tuned for more information about ANTS Connect! soon.

Karen Brockney
Director of E-Communications
kbrockney@ants.edu

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 19, 2006

In this message:

- Sermon Award Winner preaching this Thursday at UU Worship
- Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - TODAY Wednesday, April 19
- EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23 EVENT LISTING
- AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner - Friday, April 21
- A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER - Saturday, April 22
- Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sermon Award Winner preaching this Thursday at UU Worship
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear ANTS community,
Please join us this Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Meetinghouse to hear the
Rev.
Ed Lynn preach his award winning sermon, "It Might Have Been Otherwise:
Spiritual Gratitude." Rev. Lynn won the Borden Sermon Award last year
for
this inspiring sermon. Look forward to seeing many of you there.

The Reverend Edwin Charles Lynn recently retired as minister of the
Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers, MA, where he had
served
the congregation for 33 years. He was a recipient of a first place prize
in
the Unitarian Universalist Borden Sermon Awards, served on the Borden
Sermon
Award jury last year, and for many years has been a member of the
Billings
Preaching Prize jury at the Harvard Divinity School. In 1986 he was
awarded
a Merrill Fellowship at Harvard University, and since that time has
served
as Denominational Counselor to Unitarian Universalist students. As a
Visiting Lecturer, he also teaches the course "Unitarian Universalist
Polity
and Practices" at Harvard. In addition to his position as a Unitarian
Universalist minister for over 38 years, Reverend Lynn is also a
registered
architect. He is the author of the book "Tired Dragons: Adapting Church
Architecture to Changing Needs" and has served as a lecturer and
consultant
to over 70 Unitarian Universalist churches. He is a graduate cum laude
of
the Syracuse University School of Architecture and received his MDiv
from
the Thomas Starr King School for the Ministry.

Megan and Joanne


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Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - TODAY Wednesday, April 19
----------------------------------------------
Sponsored by the Ecology Ministry

Wednesday, April 19
6:30-8:00pm
Noyes Hall at Andover-Newton
Free Admission

"Getting Your Own House in Order: How and Why to Live an Environmentally
Sustainable Lifestyle"

Dan Ruben, President of the Green Decade in Newton, MA will discuss how
our lifestyle impacts the environment and our future. Special emphasis
will be devoted to global warming-how it is a threat to our economy and
well-being, and how we can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions resulting
from the way we live. Participants will learn how to improve their
impact on the environment, and which actions are not very important.
They will learn how to reduce their use of energy, water, garbage, and
toxins. Dan's presentation will also explore the role of theologians in
addressing the environmental threats that we face.

The Green Decade's programs are designed to build awareness, to provide
opportunities for public dialogue, and to educate and empower citizens
to take personal and civic action.

Download flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041906ruben.pdf

--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23
--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK 2006 - CALENDAR of EVENTS
View calendar online:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041706earthweek.pdf

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TOMMOROW: Thursday, April 20:
----------------------
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Upper Noyes (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
(before and after Nick's talk)
12:00-1:00pm Nick Carter: "Only God has the authority..."
-Reflections on nuclear arms proliferation and a life of activism (Upper
Noyes)
2:00-5:00pm Eco-Art w/Joy Honen (Quad) (Meeting House if Rain)

-----------------
Friday, April 21:
-----------------
1:30-1:50pm Blessing of Gardens behind Fuller/Kendall
6:30-10:00pm Agape Dinner & Movie Night:
The Day After Tomorrow (a movie dealing w/Climate Change)
6:00pm Spring Cleaning Ends (Mon 4/17-Fri 4/21)

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Saturday, April 22
-------------------
10am Spring Cleaning Pick-up
9:00-5:00pm Sturtevant Extreme Makeover

-------------------------------------------
AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner - Friday, April 21
-------------------------------------------
A STUDENT LIFE EVENT

April 21st
6:30pm
Sturtevant Hall

Co-Sponsored by
The Ecology Ministry & The Men's Fellowship

Following the Agape:
Film & Television Fellowship & Ecology Ministry Presents

"The Day After Tomorrow"
The Movie

-------------------------------------
A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER - Saturday, April 22
-------------------------------------

Saturday April 22nd 2006
10am - 4pm
Sturtevant Lounge

"It will be Fantastic" - Rose Tyler

"We will be transformed" - Paul Tarsus

Come one; Come all with people and resources. Come to Sturtevant; help
transform our space into someplace we can all enjoy more!

Sponsored in part by: The Men's Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, the
United Church of Christ Fellowship, the United Methodist Fellowship, and
the Film & Television Fellowship

Another project brought to you to help the Andover Newton Theological
School Campus and its environment during: Earth Week 2006

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

---------------------------------------
Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century - Weds., April
26
---------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12-1PM
Davis 201

Want to understand Al Qaeda and their motives?

Then come to a presentation by
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
ANTS, MA in Research Student '07
in Christian-Muslim Understanding

This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Mark Heim's course,
Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and will consist of a brief history of
how Al Qaeda evolved, the ideology behind the movement, and an
understanding as to how Al Qaeda utilizes the religion of Islam for
political gain.

Karen holds a BA from Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies
with a concentration in Islam and understanding conflict in religion.
She did her Honors Thesis on Al Qaeda.

Please bring your lunch and join us.

For questions please contact Mark Heim at _mheim@ants.edu_
(mailto:mheim@ants.edu) , or
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_
(mailto:kandrews@ants.edu)

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Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
---------------------------------------------------------
**Classes are filling up quickly for this event!

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/

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 18, 2006

NEW
- BTI Newsletter Available - April 18
- Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel -
TOMORROW April 19
- The Health Crisis in the U.S.: A Challenge to Our Churches - April
24
- Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
- Ushering for Convocation, Baccalaureate, and Commencement

REVIEW
- Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
- EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23
- Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - Wednesday, April 19
- "Schindler's List" Screening on Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 25
- Potential Resident Reps
- "Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
- Opening Reception for Community Art Show - April 25
- Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24

------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - April 18
------------------------------------------
The April 18, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

---------------------------------------
Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - TOMORROW
April 19
---------------------------------------
On Wednesday April 19th, we will be holding a short ceremony for the
dedication of the site of the new Wilson Chapel. Please join us on the
quad at 2:45 p.m. and celebrate this occasion with our Trustees, donors
and invited guests. We will be placing cards containing prayers and
wishes in a container which will be put under the foundation of the
Chapel. Cards and pens will be available if you would like to
participate. Please come!

----------------------------------------------------------------
The Health Crisis in the U.S.: A Challenge to Our Churches - April 24
------------------------------------------------------------------
Why a Health Ministry for Your Church?
Monday, April 24
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

With 42 million people uninsured in this country and the escalating
costs of health care insurance and co-pays, many people are
understandably concerned about staying healthy and finding economical
ways to deal with their health needs. Given that the majority of
illnesses today in this country are chronic, for which there are no
magic bullets, it is imperative to find ways to promote health and
wellbeing through self-care and the integration of spiritual resources
and practices into our lives.

Come and join Dr. Sophia Harrell, Interim Director of the
Congregational Health Ministry Program to find out how your church might
better respond to the health crisis today through a congregational
health ministry.

Presenters:

Dr. Sophia Harrell
Interim Director of Congregational Health Ministries Program, Andover
Newton Theological School

Professor Brita Gill-Austern
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care,
Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality

Diane Miller, Renee Vigoroso, Mary Perry
Panelists all involved in Health Ministries in Congregations and
recipients of Congregational Health Ministries Certificate, Andover
Newton

Cost for the day including lunch is $35.
Register with Judy Medeiros at
Jmedeiros@ants.edu
or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228.

**Cost for students: $10

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406healthcrisis.pdf

--------------------------------------------
Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
--------------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes

Come dance the night away during this year's Hawaiian Lu'au Prom. The
tropical event will occur on Wednesday April 26th from 8:00 - 11:00 pm
in Upper Noyes. If the weather permits we'll also spend time in the
quad! Dress as you are or come in spirit wearing your favorite
Hawaiian/tropical clothes and accessories! All members of the ANTS
community (and their friends and families) are welcome to attend!

----------------------------------------------
Ushering for Convocation, Baccalaureate, and Commencement
--------------------------------------------
Thank-you to all who have already agreed to Usher for Baccalaureate and
Commencement. We could still use a few more people for each event.
Limited on-campus housing is available and Convocation Fees can be
waived for those wishing to help at Convocation.

Contact Kay Loudon at kloudon@ants.edu

------------------------------------------------------
Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
------------------------------------------------------
April 17th - April 21st
Bring your clothes to Sturtevant Lounge

We ask that the clothing has been cleaned.
That it is sorted size & type.
(Women's, Men's, or Children)
Shoes, Shirts, Jackets, Pants, Shorts, Hats, Gloves, Sneakers

--Please No Used Socks, & No Used Underwear--

If you find something you like in the piles take it home with you.

All donations shall be picked up by a local non-Profit that specializes
in clothing donations.
An Earth Week 2006 Project

--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23
--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK 2006 - CALENDAR of EVENTS
View calendar online:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041706earthweek.pdf

------------------------------
TONIGHT: Tuesday, April 18:
------------------------------

7:30-8:30pm Film on Climate Change followed by theological reflection
(Davis 102)

-----------------------------
TOMORROW: Wednesday, April 19:
-----------------------------
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Cafeteria (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
1:00-2:00pm Earth Day Chapel (Beth Nordbeck/Cristina Cabrera/etc)
6:30-8:00pm Green Speaker Series - Dan Ruben from
The Green Decade:"Getting Your Own House in Order: How
and Why to
Live an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle" (Upper
Noyes)

----------------------------------------------
Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - Wednesday, April 19
----------------------------------------------
Sponsored by the Ecology Ministry

Wednesday, April 19
6:30-8:00pm
Noyes Hall at Andover-Newton
Free Admission

"Getting Your Own House in Order: How and Why to Live an
Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle"

Dan Ruben, President of the Green Decade in Newton, MA will discuss how
our lifestyle impacts the environment and our future. Special emphasis
will be devoted to global warming-how it is a threat to our economy and
well-being, and how we can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions resulting
from the way we live. Participants will learn how to improve their
impact on the environment, and which actions are not very important.
They will learn how to reduce their use of energy, water, garbage, and
toxins. Dan's presentation will also explore the role of theologians
in addressing the environmental threats that we face.

The Green Decade's programs are designed to build awareness, to provide
opportunities for public dialogue, and to educate and empower citizens
to take personal and civic action.

Download flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041906ruben.pdf

------------------------------------------------------------------
"Schindler's List" Screening on Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 25
------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25 2006
6:00pm - 10:00pm, with 15 minute intermission
Sturtevant Lounge

The Film and Television Fellowship of Andover-Newton invite you to a
screening of "Schindler's List" on Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance
Day. This academy award winning film by Steven Spielberg details the
struggle of 1,000 Jewish slave workers and the efforts of German factory
owner Oskar Schindler to free them. Haunting, heartbreaking, this is a
film you will never forget.

Please note that this film contains graphic violence and is unsuitable
for children.

Six minutes of silent prayer will follow the film.

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

--------------------------------------------
Potential Resident Reps
--------------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

It's that time again. A slate of people have applied for Res Rep
positions for the 2006-2007 academic year. I am listing their names
below, and I invite your confidential feedback on them. You can write
me either in support of a candidate or with concerns. I welcome all of
your feedback.

2006-2007 Resident Representative Applicants:

Leslie Becknell
Chandra Bellamy
Toni DiPina
Carol and Len Hayward
Kate Johansen
Amanda Ladegard
Cass Poulos

Please send me your feedback by Friday, April 21. FYI, summer Res Reps
will be Toni DiPina and Cass Poulos.

Have a blessed Easter,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

----------------------------------------------------------------
"Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
----------------------------------------------------------------
ANTS Professor Matthew Myer Boulton's "American roots sacred music"
ensemble -- featuring Burns Stanfield! -- will be performing at
Harvard's Memorial Church (Harvard Yard) on Friday, April 21, at 7:30pm.
The performance is free; donations to the Memorial Church's community
grants fund will be kindly accepted.

Come out and sing the old, old songs!

-------------------------------------------
Opening Reception for Community Art Show - April 25
-------------------------------------------
Dear Artists and Friend of the Arts at Andover Newton,

You are all invited to the Reception for the opening of this year's
Community Art Show which will be held on Tuesday, April 25 in the
Meetinghouse, 5-6 pm. We have a wonderful mix of nearly 100 pieces of
art done by over 30 individual artists. We will also be honoring the
graduates in the MA Theology Arts program and the MDiv, Worship,
Theology and the Arts graduates. Please come and help us celebrate!
Thank you for your continuing support of the ARTS at ANTS!

-------------------------------------------
Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24
-------------------------------------------
The Student Computer Lab will be closed from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, April 24.
On that day, Faculty members will be in training - learning about our
new ANTS Connect! e-learning system.
The ANTS community will use ANTS COnnect! next fall to access online
courses.

Stay tuned for more information about ANTS Connect! soon.

Karen Brockney
Director of E-Communications
kbrockney@ants.edu

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

Thursday, April 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - EVENTS NEXT WEEK

"What's this?"

Because the offices are closed Friday and Monday, we want to make sure
you know what's happeniing next week on our busy campus.

So here are the events for April 17-23...

----------------------------------
EVENTS NEXT WEEK - April 17-23
-----------------------------------

- Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
- Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
- EARTH WEEK EVENTS

Monday:
OFFICES CLOSED
- Mens Fellowship

Tuesday:
- NO Black Student Fellowship Chapel Today

Wednesday:
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship - Wednesdays
- Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April
19
- "Come to My Window" Art Presentation: An Exploration of Theology,
Technology and the Arts - April 19
- Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - Wednesday, April 19

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

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays
- AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner - Friday, April 21
- "Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21

Saturday:
- A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER - Saturday, April 22

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
--------------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Show
(Students/Faculty/Staff/Friends/Relatives)
April 17, 2006- Graduation (May 20, 2006)
Reception: April 25

------------------------------------------------------
Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
------------------------------------------------------
April 17th - April 21st
Bring your clothes to Sturtevant Lounge

We ask that the clothing has been cleaned.
That it is sorted size & type.
(Women's, Men's, or Children)
Shoes, Shirts, Jackets, Pants, Shorts, Hats, Gloves, Sneakers

--Please No Used Socks, & No Used Underwear--

If you find something you like in the piles take it home with you.

All donations shall be picked up by a local non-Profit that specializes
in clothing donations.
An Earth Week 2006 Project

--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK - Starts April 17
--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK 2006 - CALENDAR of EVENTS
View calendar online:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041706earthweek.pdf

Monday, April 17:
-----------------
9:00am Spring Cleaning Starts (Mon 4/17-Fri 4/21)

Tuesday, April 18:
------------------
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Cafeteria (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
7:00-9:00pm Talk at St. Joseph's College in Standish, ME
"Understanding Environmental Change: The Need for an
Ecological and
Existential View" by Dr. Mitchell Thomashow
7:30-8:30pm Film on Climate Change followed by theological reflection
(Davis 102)

Wednesday, April 19:
--------------------
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Cafeteria (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
1:00-2:00pm Earth Day Chapel (Beth Nordbeck/Cristina Cabrera/etc)
6:30-8:00pm Green Speaker Series - Dan Ruben from
The Green Decade:"Getting Your Own House in Order: How
and Why to
Live an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle" (Upper
Noyes)

Thursday, April 20:
--------------------
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Upper Noyes (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
(before and after Nick's talk)
12:00-1:00pm Nick Carter: "Only God has the authority..."
-Reflections on nuclear arms proliferation and a life of activism (Upper
Noyes)
2:00-5:00pm Eco-Art w/Joy Honen (Quad) (Meeting House if Rain)

Friday, April 21:
-----------------
1:30-1:50pm Blessing of Gardens behind Fuller/Kendall
6:30-10:00pm Agape Dinner & Movie Night:
The Day After Tomorrow (a movie dealing w/Climate
Change)
6:00pm Spring Cleaning Ends (Mon 4/17-Fri 4/21)

Saturday, April 22
-------------------
10am Spring Cleaning Pick-up
9:00-5:00pm Sturtevant Extreme Makeover

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

--------------------------------------
NO Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday
--------------------------------------
NO Black Fellowship Chapel on April 18, 2006

---------------------------------
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 Colby Chapel

April 19: Earth Day led by Beth Nordbeck

---------------------------------------
Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April
19
---------------------------------------
On April 19, 2006, we will be holding a Dedication of the Construction
Site of the New Wilson Chapel. The Dedication will be held from 2:45
P.M. to 3:15 P.M. All Alumni/ae and friends of ANTS are invited to send
or e-mail wishes or a prayer which will be become part of the foundation
of the Wilson Chapel. We are planning to hold a Ground- breaking and
Steel Signing at 1:00 P.M. on May 18, 2006 which will be part of Spring
Convocation. Please join us!!

----------------------------------------
"Come to My Window" Art Presentation: An Exploration of Theology,
Technology and the Arts - April 19
-----------------------------------------
"Come to My Window" is an artistic presentation by Duane W. Romberger
which explores the integration of theology, technology and the arts
through the medium of "digital collage." Digital collage is a sacred
practice where texturing, music, layering, stillness and the holy meet
for a dance across the various windows of a computer screen, television
or large screen.

The show begins with a reception (8:30 pm - 10:00 pm on Wednesday,
April 19th) and will run up to May 10th. Both the reception and the
ongoing show will be held in the Computer Lab (Davis Bldg.). For more
information visit http://www.ants.edu/media/artshow.swf (please be
patient as this Flash file loads. It should take about a minute or two
for cable and network users, considerably longer for dial-up users.
Your computer must also have a Flash Player installed in order to see
this file!)

----------------------------------------------
Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - Wednesday, April 19
----------------------------------------------
Sponsored by the Ecology Ministry

Wednesday, April 19
6:30-8:00pm
Noyes Hall at Andover-Newton
Free Admission

"Getting Your Own House in Order: How and Why to Live an
Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle"

Dan Ruben, President of the Green Decade in Newton, MA will discuss how
our lifestyle impacts the environment and our future. Special emphasis
will be devoted to global warming-how it is a threat to our economy and
well-being, and how we can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions resulting
from the way we live. Participants will learn how to improve their
impact on the environment, and which actions are not very important.
They will learn how to reduce their use of energy, water, garbage, and
toxins. Dan's presentation will also explore the role of theologians
in addressing the environmental threats that we face.

The Green Decade's programs are designed to build awareness, to provide
opportunities for public dialogue, and to educate and empower citizens
to take personal and civic action.

Download flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041906ruben.pdf

-------------------------------------
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

April 20: Rev. Ed Lynn

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

--------------------------------
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

-------------------------------------------
AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner - Friday, April 21
-------------------------------------------
A STUDENT LIFE EVENT

Friday, April 21st
6:30pm
Sturtevant Hall

Co-Sponsored by
The Ecology Ministry & The Men's Fellowship

Following the Agape:
Film & Television Fellowship & Ecology Ministry Presents

"The Day After Tomorrow"
The Movie

----------------------------------------------------------------
"Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
----------------------------------------------------------------
ANTS Professor Matthew Myer Boulton's "American roots sacred music"
ensemble -- featuring Burns Stanfield! -- will be performing at
Harvard's Memorial Church (Harvard Yard) on Friday, April 21, at 7:30pm.
The performance is free; donations to the Memorial Church's community
grants fund will be kindly accepted.

Come out and sing the old, old songs!

-------------------------------------
A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER - Saturday, April 22
-------------------------------------

Saturday April 22nd 2006
10am - 4pm
Sturtevant Lounge

"It will be Fantastic" - Rose Tyler

"We will be transformed" - Paul Tarsus

Come one; Come all with people and resources. Come to Sturtevant; help
transform our space into someplace we can all enjoy more!

Sponsored in part by: The Men's Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, the
United Church of Christ Fellowship, the United Methodist Fellowship, and
the Film & Television Fellowship

Another project brought to you to help the Andover Newton Theological
School Campus and its environment during: Earth Week 2006

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

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

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 13, 2006

In this message
- Office Hours
- Bookstore Hours
- Library Hours for Spring Break
- EARTH WEEK - Starts April 17
- Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - Wednesday, April 19
- Potential Resident Reps
- NO Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 18
- "Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
- Submissions for Community Art Show CLOSED
- Opening Reception for Community Art Show - April 25
- Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24
- From the Registrar's Office - Graduating Students

--------------------------------------
Office Hours
--------------------------------------
The school offices are closed on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April
17.

---------------------------------------
Bookstore Hours
---------------------------------------
ANTS Bookstore will closed Good Friday and Easter Monday (aka Patriot's
Day).

April 10-13 10 am - 6 pm

Closed April 14 and 17

April 18-20 10 am - 6 pm
April 21 10 am - 4 pm

---------------------------------------
Library Hours for Spring Break
---------------------------------------
The Library Hours for Spring Break are:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 6:00pm
April 10-13

Friday-Sunday closed
April 14-16

Monday, Patriot's Day 1:00pm-10:00pm
April 17

--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK - Starts April 17
--------------------------------------------
EARTH WEEK 2006 - CALENDAR of EVENTS
View calendar online:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041706earthweek.pdf

Monday, April 17:
-----------------
9:00am Spring Cleaning Starts (Mon 4/17-Fri 4/21)

Tuesday, April 18:
------------------
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Cafeteria (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
7:00-9:00pm Talk at St. Joseph's College in Standish, ME
"Understanding Environmental Change: The Need for an
Ecological and
Existential View" by Dr. Mitchell Thomashow
7:30-8:30pm Film on Climate Change followed by theological reflection
(Davis 102)

Wednesday, April 19:
--------------------
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Cafeteria (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
1:00-2:00pm Earth Day Chapel (Beth Nordbeck/Cristina Cabrera/etc)
6:30-8:00pm Green Speaker Series - Dan Ruben from
The Green Decade:"Getting Your Own House in Order: How
and Why to
Live an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle" (Upper
Noyes)

Thursday, April 20:
--------------------
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Upper Noyes (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
(before and after Nick's talk)
12:00-1:00pm Nick Carter: "Only God has the authority..."
-Reflections on nuclear arms proliferation and a life of activism (Upper
Noyes)
2:00-5:00pm Eco-Art w/Joy Honen (Quad) (Meeting House if Rain)

Friday, April 21:
-----------------
1:30-1:50pm Blessing of Gardens behind Fuller/Kendall
6:30-10:00pm Agape Dinner & Movie Night:
The Day After Tomorrow (a movie dealing w/Climate
Change)
6:00pm Spring Cleaning Ends (Mon 4/17-Fri 4/21)

Saturday, April 22
-------------------
10am Spring Cleaning Pick-up
9:00-5:00pm Sturtevant Extreme Makeover

----------------------------------------------
Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - Wednesday, April 19
----------------------------------------------
Sponsored by the Ecology Ministry

Wednesday, April 19
6:30-8:00pm
Noyes Hall at Andover-Newton
Free Admission

"Getting Your Own House in Order: How and Why to Live an
Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle"

Dan Ruben, President of the Green Decade in Newton, MA will discuss how
our lifestyle impacts the environment and our future. Special emphasis
will be devoted to global warming-how it is a threat to our economy and
well-being, and how we can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions resulting
from the way we live. Participants will learn how to improve their
impact on the environment, and which actions are not very important.
They will learn how to reduce their use of energy, water, garbage, and
toxins. Dan's presentation will also explore the role of theologians
in addressing the environmental threats that we face.

The Green Decade's programs are designed to build awareness, to provide
opportunities for public dialogue, and to educate and empower citizens
to take personal and civic action.

Download flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/041906ruben.pdf

--------------------------------------------
Potential Resident Reps
--------------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

It's that time again. A slate of people have applied for Res Rep
positions for the 2006-2007 academic year. I am listing their names
below, and I invite your confidential feedback on them. You can write
me either in support of a candidate or with concerns. I welcome all of
your feedback.

2006-2007 Resident Representative Applicants:

Leslie Becknell
Chandra Bellamy
Toni DiPina
Carol and Len Hayward
Kate Johansen
Amanda Ladegard
Cass Poulos

Please send me your feedback by Friday, April 21. FYI, summer Res Reps
will be Toni DiPina and Cass Poulos.

Have a blessed Easter,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------------
NO Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 18
-------------------------------------------
There will be no BSF Chapel on Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

----------------------------------------------------------------
"Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
----------------------------------------------------------------
ANTS Professor Matthew Myer Boulton's "American roots sacred music"
ensemble -- featuring Burns Stanfield! -- will be performing at
Harvard's Memorial Church (Harvard Yard) on Friday, April 21, at 7:30pm.
The performance is free; donations to the Memorial Church's community
grants fund will be kindly accepted.

Come out and sing the old, old songs!

-----------------------------------------
Submissions for Community Art Show CLOSED
-----------------------------------------
Thanks to a wonderful response to the request for art for the ANTS
Community Art Show, the show is hanging and the walls are full! (Over
100 pieces of art by more than 30 artists) If you didn't get your art
pieces in on time, save them until next year. Thank you to everyone for
supporting the ARTS at ANTS!
Joy (Resident Teaching Artist)

-------------------------------------------
Opening Reception for Community Art Show - April 25
-------------------------------------------
Dear Artists and Friend of the Arts at Andover Newton,

You are all invited to the Reception for the opening of this year's
Community Art Show which will be held on Tuesday, April 25 in the
Meetinghouse, 5-6 pm. We have a wonderful mix of nearly 100 pieces of
art done by over 30 individual artists. We will also be honoring the
graduates in the MA Theology Arts program and the MDiv, Worship,
Theology and the Arts graduates. Please come and help us celebrate!
Thank you for your continuing support of the ARTS at ANTS!

-------------------------------------------
Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24
-------------------------------------------
The Student Computer Lab will be closed from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, April 24.
On that day, Faculty members will be in training - learning about our
new ANTS Connect! e-learning system.
The ANTS community will use ANTS COnnect! next fall to access online
courses.

Stay tuned for more information about ANTS Connect! soon.

Karen Brockney
Director of E-Communications
kbrockney@ants.edu

--------------------------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Graduating Students
--------------------------------------------
Dear Graduating Student,

Invitations are now available at the registrar's office for you to
pick up. Cap and Gowns will be available very soon, I'll let you know.
The Baccalaureate Service on Friday, May 19, will begin at 7:00 p.m. at
The Second Church in Newton at 60 Highland Avenue in Newton. The
Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m at the
First Baptist Church in Newton Centre located at Beacon and Centre
Streets in Newton Centre.

Nayda Aguila
Registrar

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 12, 2006

In this message
- "Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
- Invitation to Marian Williams' Ordination - April 23
- From the Registrar's Office - Graduating Students
- FOUND: Nikon Camera
- Bookstore Hours
- Library Hours for Spring Break

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Invitation to Marian Williams' Ordination - April 23
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Marian Williams (M.Div. 2005) has been called as Pastor of the
North Congrefgational Church (UCC) in Woburn, MA, and you are
joyfully invited to her ordination.

Sunday, April 23, 2006
2:00 p.m.

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (UCC)
11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org

You are invited to wear red!
Children are welcome!
Reception to follow!
Mary Luti is preaching!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email to rsvp@nomadamon.com,
to help us plan enough refreshments for the reception.

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From the Registrar's Office - Graduating Students
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Dear Graduating Student,

Invitations are now available at the registrar's office for you to
pick up. Cap and Gowns will be available very soon, I'll let you know.
The Baccalaureate Service on Friday, May 19, will begin at 7:00 p.m. at
The Second Church in Newton at 60 Highland Avenue in Newton. The
Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m at the
First Baptist Church in Newton Centre located at Beacon and Centre
Streets in Newton Centre.

Nayda Aguila
Registrar

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FOUND: Nikon Camera
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On our noontime walk today, we found a Nikon digital camera on campus.
It is slightly battered and the lens had separated from the camera.

If you are missing a camera, please contact Karen Brockney at
kbrockney@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100 ext. 225.

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Bookstore Hours
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ANTS Bookstore will close Good Friday and Easter Monday (aka Patriot's
Day).

April 10-13 10 am - 6 pm

Closed April 14 and 17

April 18-20 10 am - 6 pm
April 21 10 am - 4 pm

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Library Hours for Spring Break
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The Library Hours for Spring Break are:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 6:00pm
April 10-13

Friday-Sunday closed
April 14-16

Monday, Patriot's Day 1:00pm-10:00pm
April 17

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 11, 2006

In this message
- FOUND: Nikon Camera
- Bookstore Hours
- Library Hours for Spring Break
- BTI Newsletter Available -April 11, 2006
- Take the Summer Institute - Get Credit!
- Summer Institute for the Arts and Theology - June 25-28, 2006
- AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner - April 21
- A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER
- Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
- Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April
19

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FOUND: Nikon Camera
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On our noontime walk today, we found a Nikon digital camera on campus.
It is slightly battered and the lens had separated from the camera.
If you are missing a camera, please contact Karen Brockney at
kbrockney@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100 ext. 225.

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Bookstore Hours
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ANTS Bookstore will close Good Friday and Easter Monday (aka Patriot's
Day).

April 10-13 10 am - 6 pm

Closed April 14 and 17

April 18-20 10 am - 6 pm
April 21 10 am - 4 pm

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Library Hours for Spring Break
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The Library Hours for Spring Break are:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 6:00pm
April 10-13

Friday-Sunday closed
April 14-16

Monday, Patriot's Day 1:00pm-10:00pm
April 17

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BTI Newsletter Available -April 11, 2006
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The April 11, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Take the Summer Institute - Get Credit!
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Did you now you can take the Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts
for credit?
Well, you can - either as an elective, or as your Worship Requirement.
Saturday June 24 - Thursday, June 29. Complete syllabus available with
the Registrar.

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Summer Institute for the Arts and Theology - June 25-28, 2006
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"Cry Mercy, Shout Glory"
Worship Come to Life

with Professor Don Saliers
June 25 -28, 2006

Don Saliers is William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology
and Worship at Candler School of Theology, and is director of Emory
University's Master of Sacred Music program. His publications include A
Song to Sing, a Life to Live (2004), coauthored with Emily Saliers of
the Indigo Girls; Worship Come To Its Senses (1996); Worship As Theology
(1994); Worship and Spirituality (1984); and, Soul in Paraphrase: Prayer
and Religious Affections (1980, 1991). He is currently working on issues
of liturgy and culture.

For a complete brochure and registration material, contact Judy
Medeiros at jmedeiros@ants.edu, 617-964-1100, ext 228.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/sita/index.htm

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AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner - April 21
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A STUDENT LIFE EVENT

Friday, April 21st
6:30pm
Sturtevant Hall

Co-Sponsored by
The Ecology Ministry & The Men's Fellowship

Following the Agape:
Film & Television Fellowship & Ecology Ministry Presents

"The Day After Tomorrow"
The Movie

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A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER
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Saturday April 22nd 2006
10am - 4pm
Sturtevant Lounge

"It will be Fantastic" - Rose Tyler

"We will be transformed" - Paul Tarsus

Come one; Come all with people and resources. Come to Sturtevant; help
transform our space into someplace we can all enjoy more!

Sponsored in part by: The Men's Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, the
United Church of Christ Fellowship, the United Methodist Fellowship, and
the Film & Television Fellowship

Another project brought to you to help the Andover Newton Theological
School Campus and its environment during: Earth Week 2006

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

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Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
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April 17th - April 21st
Bring your clothes to Sturtevant Lounge

We ask that the clothing has been cleaned.
That it is sorted size & type.
(Women's, Men's, or Children)
Shoes, Shirts, Jackets, Pants, Shorts, Hats, Gloves, Sneakers

--Please No Used Socks, & No Used Underwear--

If you find something you like in the piles take it home with you.

All donations shall be picked up by a local non-Profit that specializes
in clothing donations.
An Earth Week 2006 Project

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Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April
19
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On April 19, 2006, we will be holding a Dedication of the Construction
Site of the New Wilson Chapel. The Dedication will be held from 2:45
P.M. to 3:15 P.M. All Alumni/ae and friends of ANTS are invited to send
or e-mail wishes or a prayer which will be become part of the foundation
of the Wilson Chapel. We are planning to hold a Ground- breaking and
Steel Signing at 1:00 P.M. on May 18, 2006 which will be part of Spring
Convocation. Please join us!!

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

Monday, April 10, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 10, 2006

In this message
- Library Hours for Spring Break
- Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April
19
- ANTS' Response to the Hurricanes
- Evangelical Fellowship Looking For Input
- "Schindler's List" Screening on Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Resources: Original Holy Week Hymns Available
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER
NOW

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Library Hours for Spring Break
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The Library Hours for Spring Break are:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 6:00pm
April 10-13

Friday-Sunday closed
April 14-16

Monday, Patriot's Day 1:00pm-10:00pm
April 17

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Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April
19
---------------------------------------
On April 19, 2006, we will be holding a Dedication of the Construction
Site of the New Wilson Chapel. The Dedication will be held from 2:45
P.M. to 3:15 P.M. All Alumni/ae and friends of ANTS are invited to send
or e-mail wishes or a prayer which will be become part of the foundation
of the Wilson Chapel. We are planning to hold a Ground- breaking and
Steel Signing at 1:00 P.M. on May 18, 2006 which will be part of Spring
Convocation. Please join us!!

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ANTS' Response to the Hurricanes
--------------------------------------------
I am happy to report that Sheila DuBose has agreed to serve as the
Coordinator of ANTS' response to Hurricane Katrina, working closely with
me. Sheila will be sending out a call for those who would like to be
involved in our work to assist the Rev. Joe Howard and the Sixth Union
Baptist Church as they begin to rebuild their infrastructure (everything
from choir robes to Sunday School materials). If you already know that
you would like to be involved in this effort, which will continue on
through next year, please contact Sheila at SDuBose@ants.edu.

Nancy
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Evangelical Fellowship Looking For Input
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"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the
fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2:42

Evangelicals at ANTS?

Please join us as we regroup the Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS. The
group sponsors scholarly, spiritual, and social activities informed by
the perspective of the worldwide Evangelical tradition.

If you're interested in joining, or would like to share your thoughts,
please e-mail EvFellowship@yahoo.com to let us know of your interest and
times you are available to meet on campus. The Evangelical Fellowship at
ANTS is affiliated with the Religious and Theological Studies Fellowship
of IVCF.

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"Schindler's List" Screening on Holocaust Remembrance Day
------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 25 2006
6:00pm - 10:00pm, with 15 minute intermission
Sturtevant Lounge

The Film and Television Fellowship of Andover-Newton invite you to a
screening of "Schindler's List" on Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance
Day. This academy award winning film by Steven Spielberg details the
struggle of 1,000 Jewish slave workers and the efforts of German factory
owner Oskar Schindler to free them. Haunting, heartbreaking, this is a
film you will never forget.

Please note that this film contains graphic violence and is unsuitable
for children.

Six minutes of silent prayer will follow the film.

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

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Resources: Original Holy Week Hymns Available
------------------------------------------------
Would you like to use an original hymn in worship during Holy Week?
Prof. Mark Heim, Kate Layzer (ANTS '03) and Peter Sykes have made two
original hymns available for your use.
Hymn "No More of This", Heim (PDF)
Hymn "No More of This", Layzer and Sykes (PDF)
Download these hymns:
http://www.ants.edu/community/worship/resources.htm

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Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
---------------------------------------------------------
**Classes are filling up quickly for this event!

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/

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

Friday, April 07, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 7, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Hurricane Relief Opportunity
- Sweet The Sound Concert - April 8
- Rally for a Just Immigration Policy - April 10, 2006

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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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Hurricane Relief Opportunity
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Want to help Rebuild Hope in New Orleans? There is still desparate need
in the city for volunteers to help clear houses ready for rebuilding.
Church groups and individuals should contact the RHINO program offered
by St Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church www.scapc.org

They offer accommodation and 3 hearty meals in return for your hard
work on homes of uninsured hurricaine/flood victims. Or contact ANTS
student Jean Goulden, jean.goulden2@verizon.net who has recently
returned from New Orleans.

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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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Rally for a Just Immigration Policy - April 10, 2006
-------------------------------------

Date: April 10, 2006

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: BOSTON COMMON
(PARK STREET OFF The Green Line)

In anticipation of a U.S. Senate vote regarding
comprehensive immigration reform, thousands of
Greater Boston immigrants and their allies are set
to participate in a National Day of Action joining
30 cities across America in a public show of
strength and power.

Set to convene on Monday, April 10, 2006 at the
Boston Common at 4:00 PM, a diverse group of
speakers will greet the gathering and setoff a
3-hour program of music and celebration.
Immigrants and their supporters will wear white
shirts as a sign of peaceful protest, carry American
flags and serve as a personal reminder to
Massachusetts why immigration reform is incredibly
important.

This event is being coordinated by a vast coalition
of organizations, churches, leaders and businesses
known as the April 10th Committee.

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 7, 2006

In this message
- Spring Convocation 2006: Remembering Saints' Rest - May 18, 2006
- The Health Crisis in the U.S.: A Challenge to Our Churches
- From the Business Office: New Bank for Your Paycheck
- Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April 19
- CORRECTED: Library Hours for Spring Break
- "Come to My Window" Art Presentation: An Exploration of Theology, Technology and the Arts
- Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
- Glastonbury "Readings in Retreat" in January, 2007
- SUMMER WORSHIP COURSE
- Resources: Original Holy Week Hymns Available

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Spring Convocation 2006: Remembering Saints' Rest - May 18, 2006
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Rediscover that Sabbath is about rest and justice
for all saints and the not-so-saintly

Thursday, May 18, 2006
8:30 am
The Quad, Andover Newton Theological School

"If you remove the yoke from among you*[t]he LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your needs in parched places*and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail*you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in." Isaiah 58

Rev. Dr. Diane Kessler '71, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, will give the Convocation keynote address, Take Back Your Time.

Dr. Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament and author of The Empty Men, will moderate the panel, Sabbath Rest, Sabbath Justice, featuring:

Rabbi Or Rose, Bet Midrash Instructor at Hebrew College, scholar of Jewish spirituality, and author of God in All Moments: Spiritual & Practical Wisdom from the Hasidic Masters.

Dr. Margaret Benefiel, lecturer in Christian Spiritual Resources and author of Soul at Work.

Rev. Laurel Scott of the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee.

Dr. Rodney Petersen, Executive Director of Boston Theological Institute and Director of the Interreligious Center on Public Life, whose scholarship is on history and ethics, and religion and conflict.

Dr. Kirk Jones, adjunct professor in Ethics and Church and Ministry, will close Convocation with an afternoon jazz worship service on the Quad under the Big Tent.

For more information and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/051806convocation.htm

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The Health Crisis in the U.S.: A Challenge to Our Churches
*-------------------------------------------------------------
Why a Health Ministry for Your Church?
Monday, April 24
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come and join Dr. Sophia Harrell, Interim Director of the
Congregational Health Ministry Program to find out how your church might better respond to the health crisis today through a congregational health ministry.
More information (PDF): http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406healthcrisis.pdf

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From the Business Office: New Bank for Your Paycheck
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FYI, starting with the April 10th payroll, all paychecks will be drawn on an account with our new bank, Wainwright Bank & Trust Co. The Newton branch is located on Centre St. just down from Starbucks.

NOTE: If you receive direct deposit, it is possible that your check will be deposited in your account on Tuesday, April 11, instead of April 10th.

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Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April 19
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The first new construction at Andover Newton in more than 40 years is about to become a reality! The Wilson Chapel will be an outward expression of our abiding commitment to the spiritual formation of all who come to the Hill to prepare for ministry.
Learn more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2006/040706chapel.htm

On April 19, 2006, we will be holding a Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel. The Dedication will be held from 2:45 P.M. to 3:15 P.M. All Alumni/ae and friends of ANTS are invited to send or e-mail wishes or a prayer which will be become part of the foundation of the Wilson Chapel. We are planning to hold a Ground- breaking and Steel Signing at 1:00 P.M. on May 18, 2006 which will be part of Spring Convocation. Please join us!!

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CORRECTED: Library Hours for Spring Break
---------------------------------------
The Library Hours for Spring Break are:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 6:00pm
April 10-13

Friday-Sunday closed
April 14-16

Monday, Patriot's Day 1:00pm-10:00pm
April 17

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"Come to My Window" Art Presentation: An Exploration of Theology, Technology and the Arts
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"Come to My Window" is an artistic presentation by Duane W. Romberger which explores the integration of theology, technology and the arts through the medium of "digital collage." Digital collage is a sacred practice where texturing, music, layering, stillness and the holy meet for a dance across the various windows of a computer screen, television or large screen.

The show begins with a reception (8:30 pm - 10:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19th) and will run up to May 10th. Both the reception and the ongoing show will be held in the Computer Lab (Davis Bldg.). For more information visit http://www.ants.edu/media/artshow.swf (please be patient as this Flash file loads. It should take about a minute or two for cable and network users, considerably longer for dial-up users. Your computer must also have a Flash Player installed in order to see this file!)

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Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12-1PM
Davis 201

Want to understand Al Qaeda and their motives?

Then come to a presentation by
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
ANTS, MA in Research Student '07
in Christian-Muslim Understanding

This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Mark Heim's course, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and will consist of a brief history of how Al Qaeda evolved, the ideology behind the movement, and an understanding as to how Al Qaeda utilizes the religion of Islam for political gain.

Karen holds a BA from Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies with a concentration in Islam and understanding conflict in religion. She did her Honors Thesis on Al Qaeda.

Please bring your lunch and join us.

For questions please contact Mark Heim at _mheim@ants.edu_
(mailto:mheim@ants.edu) , or
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_ (mailto:kandrews@ants.edu)

--------------------------------------------------------
Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
---------------------------------------------------------
**Classes are filling up quickly for this event!

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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Glastonbury "Readings in Retreat" in January, 2007
---------------------------------------------
For all students hoping to register for this course next year, please note that you MUST pre-register with Professor Burrows (mburrows@ants.edu) at your earliest convenience. Preference for registration for this course will be given to students who have (or will have) completed the required "Foundations" course, and who have already been on the waiting list. From those on this list, priority will then be given to students who are expecting to graduate in '07, or who are in the final years of study. Once on this waiting list, students will be contacted in June, '06, to state their intent to participate. Two pre-course sessions are required: an evening introduction in early December, and an all-day orientation on January 5, 2007. THe dates for this year's class are: January 7 - 12, 2007.

Professor Mark Burrows

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SUMMER WORSHIP COURSE
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Students may register, this summer, for the "Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts" (June 24 - 29, 2006), and apply this to fulfill the required course in Worship for the M.Div. curriculum. The Institute features daily worship, keynote addresses on questions of worship, theology, and culture by internationally-distinguished speaker Dr. Don Saliers (Emory University), joined by workshop leaders Cathy Kapikian (visual artist from Wesley Seminary), Susan Smith (recent keynote preacher at the MACUCC "Women in Ministry" event in November, 2005), and Willie Sordillo, Mark Harvey, and guests exploring the musical arts. The Institute offers a rich blend of encounter and exploration, gathering students, pastors, and registrants from the New England region and beyond. For further information, see the brochure and announcement on the website, or contact Ms. Judy Medeiros (ext. 228).

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Resources: Original Holy Week Hymns Available
------------------------------------------------
Would you like to use an original hymn in worship during Holy Week? Prof. Mark Heim, Kate Layzer (ANTS '03) and Peter Sykes have made two original hymns available for your use.
Hymn "No More of This", Heim (PDF)
Hymn "No More of This", Layzer and Sykes (PDF)
Download these hymns: http://www.ants.edu/community/worship/resources.htm

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

Thursday, April 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 6, 2006

In this message
- Youth Violence in the City Meeting - TONIGHT
- Library Hours for Spring Break
- Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
- Registration for Summer Session courses
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Stations of the Cross Labyrinth Walk - April 3-7, 2006

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Youth Violence in the City Meeting - TONIGHT
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Thursday, April 6
2nd Church in Newton (UCC)
60 HIghland St., West Newton
http://www.2ndchurch.org
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

City Mission Society is holding their CMS Council Meeting focusing on Youth Violence in the City. The CMS Council consists of all churches that work with CMS. Andre Norman and Ed Williams will be speaking. Anyone called to help our city youth are welcome! For more details call Rev. Cooper at 617-742-6830, Ext. 203

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Library Hours for Spring Break
---------------------------------------
The Library Hours for Spring Break are:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-10:00pm
April 10-13

Friday-Sunday closed
April 14-16

Monday, Patriot's Day 1:00pm-10:00pm
April 17

Feed the Need to Understand*

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Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
---------------------------------------
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12-1PM
Davis 201

Want to understand Al Qaeda and their motives?

Then come to a presentation by
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
ANTS, MA in Research Student '07
in Christian-Muslim Understanding

This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Mark Heim's course, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and will consist of a brief history of how Al Qaeda evolved, the ideology behind the movement, and an understanding as to how Al Qaeda utilizes the religion of Islam for political gain.

Karen holds a BA from Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies with a concentration in Islam and understanding conflict in religion. She did her Honors Thesis on Al Qaeda.

Please bring your lunch and join us.

For questions please contact Mark Heim at _mheim@ants.edu_
(mailto:mheim@ants.edu) , or
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_ (mailto:kandrews@ants.edu)

--------------------------------------------------------
Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
---------------------------------------------------------
**Classes are filling up quickly for this event!

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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Registration for Summer Session courses
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Registrations must be postmarked by April 21.
Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of each class, when a $75 late fee is charged. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the School will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the first day of class.

Registration and payment forms available at the Registrar office
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06pay.pdf

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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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Stations of the Cross Labyrinth Walk - April 3-7, 2006
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Come walk the Labyrinth and meditate with the terra cotta Stations of the Cross which are part of the Taylor Art Collection. Upper Noyes, Monday April 3 through Thursday April 6, 8am-10pm, Friday, April 7, 8am-4pm. Contact Judy Medeiros with questions.

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

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 5, 2006

In this message:

- Commencement & Accessibility
- Registration for Summer Session courses
- AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner
- ANTS EXTREME MAKEOVER
- Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
- "Understanding Environmental Change" Lecture

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Commencement & Accessibility
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Dear ANTS Community,

I want to remind you that this year Baccalaureate will be on May 19, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at The Second Church in Newton (60 Highland Street). The Commencement Celebration will be on May 20 at First Baptist Church of Newton, 848 Beacon Street.

For those of you who may have guests who ambulate differently, to use Beth Hoffman's phrase, I want to insure you that both venues are accessible. A subset of the Commencement Committee made an onsite review of both venues in order to insure this. We want all guests to feel fully welcomed and able to participate. We will have specific information available about parking, ramped entrances, parking, elevators and so forth as we get closer to the dates. But be assured that we have taken this into consideration in our planning.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community

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Registration for Summer Session courses
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Registrations must be postmarked by April 21.
Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of each class, when a $75 late fee is charged. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the School will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the first day of class.

Registration and payment forms available at the Registrar office
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06pay.pdf

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AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner
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A STUDENT LIFE EVENT

April 21st
6:30pm
Sturtevant Hall

Co-Sponsored by
The Ecology Ministry & The Men’s Fellowship

Following the Agape:
Film & Television Fellowship & Ecology Ministry Presents

“The Day After Tomorrow”
The Movie

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A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER
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Saturday April 22nd 2006
10am * 4pm
Sturtevant Lounge

“It will be Fantastic” * Rose Tyler

“We will be transformed” * Paul Tarsus

Come one; Come all with people and resources. Come to Sturtevant; help transform our space into someplace we can all enjoy more!

Sponsored in part by: The Men’s Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, the United Church of Christ Fellowship, the United Methodist Fellowship, and the Film & Television Fellowship

Another project brought to you to help the Andover Newton Theological School Campus and its environment during: Earth Week 2006

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

The Men’s Fellowship & The Ecology Ministry
Invites you to help with our

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Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
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April 17th * April 21st
Bring your clothes to Sturtevant Lounge

We ask that the clothing has been cleaned.
That it is sorted size & type.
(Women’s, Men’s, or Children)
Shoes, Shirts, Jackets, Pants, Shorts, Hats, Gloves, Sneakers

--Please No Used Socks, & No Used Underwear--

If you find something you like in the piles take it home with you.

All donations shall be picked up by a local non-Profit that specializes in clothing donations.
An Earth Week 2006 Project

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"Understanding Environmental Change" Lecture
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Saint Joseph's College sponsors talk by top environmental thinker at
Standish campus

Leading environmental educator and theorist Dr. Mitchell Thomashow will
speak on "Understanding Environmental Change: The Need for an Ecological
and Existential View" at Saint Joseph's College on April 18 at 7 p.m.
Thomashow - an innovative thinker who becomes president of Unity College
in July - heads the Antioch New England environmental studies department
in Keene, N.H. The talk is sponsored by the John Paul II Center for
Theology & Environmental Studies at Saint Joseph's College.

Thomashow is the founder of Whole Terrain, an environmental literary
publication. He serves on the advisory boards of The Orion Society, the
Coalition on Environmental and Jewish Life (COEJL), and the Teleosis
Institute. Thomashow serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of
Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), a national organization that
supports interdisciplinary environmental studies in higher education.
He has been at Antioch for 30 years.

The lecture will take place at Viola George auditorium in Harold Alfond
Hall on the Standish campus of Saint Joseph's College. For more
information, please contact Charmaine Daniels at 893-7723.

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

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tusday, April 4, 2006

NEW
- BREAD FOR THE WORLD - Thursday, April 6
- BTI Newsletter Available - April 4, 2006
- Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception - April 25,
2006
- Student-Led Worship TONIGHT

REVIEW
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Stations of the Cross Labyrinth Walk - April 3-7, 2006
- BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering - Wednesday, April 5, 2006
- Community Worship - Wednesdays - Koinonia Preaching Festival
- Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5

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BREAD FOR THE WORLD - Thursday, April 6
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Thursday, April 6
12:00-1:30

Come meet Derrick Boykin, regional coordinator for Bread for the World,
who will be visiting ANTS on Thursday, April 6. Join us in the
cafeteria from 12:00-1:30 for an informal discussion on Bread's work to
seek justice for the world's hungry people and how you can get involved.
For more information, contact Jena Roy at jroy@ants.edu.

Bread will be holding a half-day workshop at the First Congregational
Church, UCC in Winchester, MA on Saturday, April 22. All are welcome.
Pick up registration materials on Thursday or contact Jena.

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BTI Newsletter Available - April 4, 2006
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The April 04, 2006 issues of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception - April 25, 2006
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Tuesday, April 25
5-6 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

The Community is invited to the Worship, Theology and the Arts
recognition of graduates (MATA and WOTA renewal area) and The ANTS
Community Art Show reception on Tuesday April 25, 5-6pm in the
Meetinghouse. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Judy Medeiros
with questions (jmedeiros@ants.edu or 617-964-1100, ext. 228)

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Student-Led Worship TONIGHT
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"From the Ashes"

a service led by Lisa Kemper

ALL WELCOME

9:15pm in the Meetinghouse
TONIGHT (Tuesday, April 4, 2006)

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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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Stations of the Cross Labyrinth Walk - April 3-7, 2006
-------------------------------
Come walk the Labyrinth and meditate with the terra cotta Stations of
the Cross which are part of the Taylor Art Collection. Upper Noyes,
Monday April 3 through Thursday April 6, 8am-10pm, Friday, April 7,
8am-4pm. Contact Judy Medeiros with questions.

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BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering - Wednesday, 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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Community Worship - Wednesdays - Koinonia Preaching Festival
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1:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Koinonia Preaching Festival

During Community Worship on April 5, we will celebrate the gift of
preaching through the Koinonia Preaching Festival. Beth Hoffman and
Marraine Kettell will preach.

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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

Monday, April 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 3, 2006

In this message
- Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
- Labyrinth Wellness Walks - April 25 and May 3
- Howard Thurman Graffiti Boards
- Stations of the Cross Labyrinth Walk - April 3-7, 2006
- SA Meeting Agenda - April 4
- Episcopal Worship - April 6
- Ecology Ministry Events in April - CORRECTED

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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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Labyrinth Wellness Walks - April 25 and May 3
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Tuesday, April 25
6-9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Wednesday, May 3
2-6 p.m.
Meetinghouse


Are you stressed out by exams and papers? Are you feeling
disconnected? Do you have a place in your life that needs healing? Come
journey to wellness by walking the labyrinth. Even if you have never
walked a labyrinth before, we will be glad to get you started on this
healing path of prayer.

Contact: Martha Bays
Email: mbays@ants.edu

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Howard Thurman Graffiti Boards
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Howard Thurman graffiti boards have been placed in the entry way of
Davis. There is a Howard Thurman quote posed as a question on one of the
boards. We invite students to respond creatively. There are materials
provided. Take a minute or two and testify.

Contact: Toni DePina, Cass Poulos
Email: cpoulos@ants.edu

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Stations of the Cross Labyrinth Walk - April 3-7, 2006
-------------------------------
Come walk the Labyrinth and meditate with the terra cotta Stations of
the Cross which are part of the Taylor Art Collection. Upper Noyes,
Monday April 3 through Thursday April 6, 8am-10pm, Friday, April 7,
8am-4pm. Contact Judy Medeiros with questions.

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SA Meeting Agenda - April 4
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Hello! The next SA Meeting will be on 4/4 in Upper Noyes at noon. The
agenda is as follows:

I. Opening Prayer: Jeff Lukens
II. Approval of SA Minutes: Chris Findlay
III. Electronic option for voting: Lella Baker and Jeff Lukens
IV. SA Fees / Overpayment. Lella Baker
V. Announcements.
VI. Adjournment

Please make plans to attend! Lella Baker

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Episcopal Worship - April 6
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Please join us for a liturgy of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal
tradition on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Our
celebrant will be the Rev. Skip Windsor, and our preacher will be M.
Div. Senior, Jon Eden. All are welcome!

Janice Ford

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Ecology Ministry Events in April - CORRECTED
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Wednesday, 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

Thursday, 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, please contact Cristina Cabrera at
ccabrera@ants.edu.

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 3, 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
- Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates - April 3

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- SA Meeting Anouncement - Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Wednesday:
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship - Wednesdays - Koinonia Preaching Festival
- BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering - Wednesday, April 5, 2006
- Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
- Journeys on the Hill Dinner - April 5

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, Apr 6

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays

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

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

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

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SA Meeting Anouncement - Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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When: April 4th
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Upper Noyes

Hello! The next SA Meeting will be on 4/4 in Upper Noyes at noon. The
agenda is as follows:

I. Opening Prayer: Jeff Lukens
II. Approval of SA Minutes: Chris Findlay
III. Electronic option for voting: Lella Baker and Jeff Lukens
IV. SA Fees / Overpayment. Lella Baker
V. Announcements.
VI. Adjournment

Please make plans to attend! Lella Baker
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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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 - Koinonia Preaching Festival
------------------------
1:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Koinonia Preaching Festival

During Community Worship on April 5, we will celebrate the gift of
preaching through the Koinonia Preaching Festival. Beth Hoffman and
Marraine Kettell will preach.

--------------------------------------------
BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering - Wednesday, April 5, 2006
---------------------------------------------
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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Journeys on the Hill Dinner - April 5
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April 5 - Wednesday JOTH dinner. 5:00-7:00 p.m. ANTS Cafeteria.

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

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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

April 6: Erica Baron and Joanne Giannino

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Episcopal Worship - Thursday, Apr 6
---------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Please join us for a liturgy of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal
tradition on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Our
celebrant will be the Rev. Skip Windsor, and our preacher will be M.
Div. Senior, Jon Eden. All are welcome!

Janice Ford

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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

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