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Friday, September 29, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 29, 2006 - EVENTS BOARD

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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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School of America Watch - Nov. 17-19
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The SOA Watch, seeking the closure of the School of the America, the end to oppressive US policy and the training of foreign military personnel in torture, deceit, political corruption, mass assassination and unlawful incarceration, will be held November 17-19, at Ft. Benning, GA.

For more information, please contact Evelyn Hanneman, Interim Coordinating Director, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, evelyn@bpfna.org
www.bpfna.org

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An Inconvenient Truth - October 1
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AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH at
Eliot Church of Newton, United Church of Christ

“An Inconvenient Truth” a documentary on global warming and what we can do about it, will be shown on Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. at the Eliot Church of Newton, UCC, 474 Centre Street, Newton Centre, MA 02458, in the sanctuary. A discussion will follow. A donation of $5.00 is suggested to defray the cost of the event. All are welcome.

Eliot Church of Newton is located at the corner of Centre and Church Streets in Newton Corner, 2 blocks south of exit 17 on the Massachusetts Turnpike. For directions log on to www.eliotchurch.org or call (617) 244-3639.The event is sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light, an interfaith ministry mobilizing a religious response to global warming.

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Lecture by John P. Meier - October 13
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Lecture by John P. Meier, Professor of New
Testament, University of Notre Dame, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of New Testament Abstracts, which is published by Weston Jesuit School of Theology under the editorship of Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Christopher Matthews. Meier is the author of A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus.

Lecture: "Did the Historical Jesus Prohibit All Oaths?"

Date: Friday, October 13, 2006 at 2 p.m.

Location: Washburn Auditorium, lower level of Washburn Hall located on
the shared campus of Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Episcopal
Divinity School, 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge.

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New Church Start in Worcester, MA
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Outdoor Christian Church in Worcester, Mass is a new church start in the planning stages. What would church look like if we went to where the people are? Modeled after Ecclesia Cambridge and common cathedral in Boston, we are exploring how to reach people who live with mental illness, addictions, homelessness, poverty, disability, and anything else that pushes them to the edge of society.

If you can offer 8-10 hours a week, including Sunday afternoons, we’d love to have your help. No experience required, but CPE and comfort with Spanish are definite advantages. Contact Liz Magill at liz@significant.com or 508-450-0431 if you are interested, or just want to know more.

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Katrina Conference for Lay Leaders and Seminarians - Feb 5-8, 2007
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The 2007 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference "In the Wake of Katrina: Lest we Forget...Call to Renewal," will be held Feb. 5-8 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. If you would like more information please email info@sdpconference.info, visit the conference web site at www.sdpconference.info or pick up a brochure in the pocket of my office door, 104 Worcester Hall.

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Vital Aging: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life
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Join Meg Newhouse, Life Coach and Consultant, for a series of interactive presentations about the challenges and opportunities of the Third Age, the post-midlife “bonus years.” The first workshop is an encore presentation introducing participants to the concept of the Third Age, transition into and within it, prerequisites for vital aging and a model for life planning. The second workshop, “Good Work,” will focus on work that answers the Third Age call for meaning, contribution and leaving a legacy. The third session, “Resilience in the Third Age,” will explore how to maximize health and fitness -- physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. All workshops provide opportunity for self-discovery, creating personal goals, and sharing ideas, concerns, hopes and dreams.
September 24, October 8 and 22. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Parlor at First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston. Fee: $30/workshop; $75 for all three workshops. To register email journeys@firstparishweston.org or call 781-893-7798.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 29, 2006

In this message
- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
- Seeking peace, justice, friendship
- Andover Newton in the News: New blood brings Quincy church back from brink
- In Celebration of Rumi: Poetry, Music and Dance - October 22
- Food Bank
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Classifieds Bulletin Board Now Available!
- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS - Friday, October 6
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - LOCATION CHANGE
- Connect Tip: File Names in Connect
- SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
- Writing Tutor at Andover Newton

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Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
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October 25, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Noyes Hall

On Wednesday evening October 25th, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) will host an historic dialogue between the national leaders of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the UCC and Rev. William Sinkford, President, of the UUA, will reflect on the historical affinities and divisions between their denominations, and then go on to explore current realities and future possibilities.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2006/102506ucc-uua.htm

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In the News: Seeking peace, justice, friendship
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Read this news article on the first gay/lesbian multi-faith religious conference by Leanne M. Tigert, Adjunct Faculty at Andover Newton.
For the Concord Monitor:
http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060923/REPOSITORY/60923030 2

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Andover Newton in the News: New blood brings Quincy church back from brink
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Three years ago, Wollaston Congregational Church barely had a congregation. Down to just 25 members, it was on the brink of extinction. Today, thanks in part to a student preacher program it operates in conjunction with Andover Newton Theological School, the 130-year-old church has 75 members. Read article By Diana Schoberg in The Patriot Ledger QUINCY:
http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2006/09/25/news/news04.txt

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In Celebration of Rumi: Poetry, Music and Dance - October 22
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Sunday October 22, 2:00pm
The Meetinghouse at Andover-Newton

Please join us for a special program of worship through traditional Sufi music (live), the dancing of dervishes, and inspiring readings from the work of 13th century Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi, whose poetry is filled with a longing for God the Friend and the Beloved. The programs will close with a traditional Dervish Zikr ceremony.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $7 for seniors and for ANTS students, faculty, and staff. Advance ticket purchase is recommended by October 12th.
For information, contact: 617-277-0036 or ruahspirit@hotmail.com
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/102106rumi.htm

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Food Bank
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Friends,

We have a small food bank in the student lounge in Studevant, just to the left as you come through the door. I encourage those who are able to make donations of non-parishables through out the year and for those in need to take whatever may help them. This is an important part of our commitment to each other and to keeping our community healthy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
aodowd@ants.edu
email: aodowd@ants.edu

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Your Student Association will be holding elections to fill open offices for the remainder of the 2006-2007 academic year. The elections will be held from October 23rd-26th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

Executive Officers:
-Vice President
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: ElectionProcedures2006.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA President, Len Hayward, at LHayward@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, October 13th.
Any questions? Email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu)

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections

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Classifieds Bulletin Board Now Available!
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Do you have something for sale like textbooks, bookshelves, desks, a car? Or something you are giving away for free? Or are you needing to get something?

At the request of the Student Association, a Classifieds Bulletin Board has been created on the Campus Life page of ANTS Connect. Any classified ad you post on the bulletin board will remain for 60 days. You can also edit or delete your ad at any time.

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MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS - Friday, October 6
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Friday, October 6
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Worcester 303

If you are an M.A. student you are invited to a luncheon meeting, please bring your own sack lunch, drinks will be provided in Worcester 303 from 12 to 1:30. This will be an opportunity to connect with other M.A. students, to ask any questions about the M.A. handbook and to share your interests and foci with one another. This is an optional meeting, but I hope you will try to be there.

Brita Gill-Austern

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Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - LOCATION CHANGE
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Monday, October 2 9pm in Stoddard Hall

Please note that Film and Television Fellowship Doctor Who night has been
moved to Stoddard Hall October 2nd and 9th

Join us for episode three of the award winning sci-fi series "Doctor Who."
This week the Doctor journeys back in time to 1869, where he joins forces
with Charles Dickens to defeat a gaseous creature raising the dead.

All are welcome!

Contact:

Carol Hayward CHayward@ants.edu
Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

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Connect Tip: File Names in Connect
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Connect has a problem with files, pages and roles that contain the following characters:

# - Pound sign
& - Ampersand
/ - Slash character

Students, please do not use these characters in your file names, if you plan to share them in Connect.

Instructors, please do not use these characters in files, page names, or roles.

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SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
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Tuesday, October 3rd
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, October 1st, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Writing Tutor at Andover Newton
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I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a ‘writing problem.’ I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. So please come see me, and send your friends!

I’m in Worcester 302 every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3.

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me: tutor@ants.edu
I can work with you by email, but let’s meet in person first.

And note that I will be missing for a couple weeks in late Oct/early Nov.--so think about coming in soon!

Helen Snively

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

Thursday, September 28, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 28, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Cafeteria Now open Evenings For Studying
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night

REVIEW:

- A Taste of Italy - Potluck and Pictures
- Thursday Art Night
- "Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response" Lecture
- Military Chaplains in the BTI?
- Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert
- SA Meeting October 3
- Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training - OCt. 12-14
- JOIN CITY MISSION SOCIETY’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
- Writing Tutor at Andover Newton
- The Church Embodied
- Theologians Under Hitler
- CPE Fair

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Cafeteria Now open Evenings For Studying
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The Cafeteria is now open for studying in the evenings. It will be closed on Monday -Friday nights with the final nightwatch rounds. I hope having this additional space for studying is useful.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night
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Monday, October 2 9pm in Sturtevant Lounge

Join us for episode three of the award winning sci-fi series "Doctor Who." This week the Doctor journeys back in time to 1869, where he joins forces with Charles Dickens to defeat a gaseous creature raising the dead.

All are welcome!

Contact:

Carol Hayward CHayward@ants.edu
Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

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REVIEW
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A Taste of Italy - Potluck and Pictures
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Thursday, September 28th
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (approx.)
Sturtevant Student Lounge

Come join us for an Italian potluck dinner (pizza anyone?) - and a slide
show of pictures from Rome, Orvieto and Florence (my summer WOTA class
through Fuller Theological Seminary)

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Thursday Art Night - Sept. 28
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Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Featuring Beginners’ Mosaic Technique (all tools and materials supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, “no rules” artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to provide supplies)
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response"
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A Lecture by
Professor M. Douglas Meeks (Vanderbilt University Divinity School)

"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response"
How are Christians in the United States to live and interpret the gospel in the current political context? To what kind of witness "among the nations" does the gospel call us?

This event will explore the context of "empire" in a political and economic context shaped by the dominance of the US as the lone superpower, the pressures of globalization on the poor and developing nations, and the political realities of unilateral military actions and the current administration's disregard of international law and agreements governing civil and human rights (torture, detainment, etc.). The lecture probes how the churches might live in such a time, and what role our witness might be in the public arena.

Response by Dean William Herzog II (ANTS)

Stoddard Hall
Monday, 16 October, 2006
7 - 9 p.m.

This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the United Church of Christ's Division of Wider Church Ministries and the UCC/UEK Working Group.

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Military Chaplains in the BTI?
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Tom Porter (BUSTh) and Rodney Petersen are working with some students from Harvard and BUSTh to collect names of military chaplains who are in BTI schools (whether or not they have served in the Gulf War or Afghanistan). As you know such persons, please forward their names.

Sincerely,

Rodney
Rodney L. Petersen, PhD
Executive Director, Boston Theological Institute
617-527-4880
617-527-1073
petersen@bostontheological.org
www.bostontheological.org

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Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert
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October 6

The Bluegrass Gospel Project is getting rave reviews all over New England. ANTS students, staff and faculty are being offered free admission to their Friday, October 6 concert at Old South Church in Boston. The concert is at 7:30. If you would like to attend please e-mail Jeff Jones at jjones@ants.edu by Wednesday, October 4 to insure that your name is on the list for complimentary admission. All you'll need to do is give your name at the door.

Jeff Jones
Director of Distance Learning

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SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
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Tuesday, October 3rd
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, October 1st, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training - OCt. 12-14
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Prsented by the Foundation for Reconciliation

12-14 October 2006

The Forgiveness Training sessions have three goals:

1. Promote personal transformation through cognitive, emotional, behavioral and spiritual engagement

2. Provide specific resources and tools to:
a) Give individuals emotional control over feelings of anger and hatred
b) Manage conflict with others
c) Build capability for peace at the individual, neighborhood and community levels

3. Strengthen institutional mediators in the community by training people in the theory, tools and methodologies of forgiveness and reconciliation, who in turn become qualified to train others

• Details!
• RSVP by phone at 617.527.4880 x3
• RSVP: btioffice@bostontheological.org

Location: Andover Newton Theological School

OCTOBER TRAINING SESSION:
Thursday, Oct. 12 (6-9pm)
Friday, Oct. 13 (8:30am-5pm)
Saturday, Oct. 14 (8:30am-5pm)

More information: http://www.bostontheological.org/

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JOIN CITY MISSION SOCIETY’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! - October 1
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October 1
1:00 p.m.
Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston

You are invited to participate in a joyful commemoration of City Mission Society’s 190 years of service to the Greater Boston community on Sunday October 1st. We will gather at Old South Church in Boston’s Copley Square at 3:00 p.m. to hear keynote speaker, Reverend Liz Walker, Executive Producer and Host of Sunday with Liz Walker on CBS4, and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School.

The afternoon will be filled with live music, spirited preaching, creative worship, and great food!

Founded by Boston’s Congregational churches, City Mission Society is the oldest multi-service agency in New England. We continue to minister to the Boston community today through creative programming that addresses residents’ needs, including: crisis intervention, youth enrichment activities, criminal justice and prison ministry, and service projects for urban and suburban youth and adults.

City Mission Society also holds its annual Christmas Shop program in partnership with area UCC churches.

Please celebrate this joyful and historical occasion with us, and share this information with others so that they can join in our celebration.

For additional information, please visit our website: www.cmsboston.org or contact Rev. June R. Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission Society at (617) 742-6830 x202 or information@cmsboston.org.

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Writing Tutor at Andover Newton
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I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a ‘writing problem.’ I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. So please come see me, and send your friends!

I’m in Worcester 302 every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3.

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me: tutor@ants.edu
I can work with you by email, but let’s meet in person first.

And note that I will be missing for a couple weeks in late Oct/early Nov.--so think about coming in soon!

Helen Snively

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The Church Embodied - October 2-5
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Interplay Workshop with Randy Newswanger & Robin Lunn
Have you imagined Christian worship that is fully embodied, that can truly integrate body, mind, heart and spirit, that can incorporate the wisdom and participation of the entire community?
More info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/100206interplay.htm

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Theologians Under Hitler - October 5
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October 5, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

A New Documentary Film Based on the book by Robert P. Ericksen

A Special Viewing of this New Film
Followed by a Panel Discussion

Emanuel Hirsch, Gerhard Kittel and Paul Althaus were three of the most prominent Christian scholars in twentieth century Germany. They were also outspoken supporters of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. How did this happen? What relationship exists between their political choices and their scholarship? This provocative film asks questions that are of importance for every community of theological education.

Panel Members
Prof. Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School
Prof. Sharon Thornton, Andover Newton Theological School
Prof. Dick Pierard, Gordon College
Professor Rick Lints, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Moderator, Prof. Mark Heim, Andover Newton

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Society and The Boston Theological Institute

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CPE Fair - October 11, 2006
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OCtober 11, 2006
Noyes Hall

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October 11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around
11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.

Thanks,
Sharon (Thornton)

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 27, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- "Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response" Lecture

REVIEW:

- A Taste of Italy - Potluck and Pictures
- Military Chaplains in the BTI?
- Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert
- BTI Newsletter Available - Sept. 26, 2006
- Water Line Installation Notice
- Writing Tutor at Andover Newton
- The Church Embodied
- Theologians Under Hitler
- CPE Fair
- UU Worship
- Thursday Art Night

-----------------------------------------------------------
"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response"
-----------------------------------------------------------

A Lecture by
Professor M. Douglas Meeks (Vanderbilt University Divinity School)

"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response"
How are Christians in the United States to live and interpret the gospel in the current political context? To what kind of witness "among the nations" does the gospel call us?

This event will explore the context of "empire" in a political and economic context shaped by the dominance of the US as the lone superpower, the pressures of globalization on the poor and developing nations, and the political realities of unilateral military actions and the current administration's disregard of international law and agreements governing civil and human rights (torture, detainment, etc.). The lecture probes how the churches might live in such a time, and what role our witness might be in the public arena.

Response by Dean William Herzog II (ANTS)

Stoddard Hall
Monday, 16 October, 2006
7 - 9 p.m.

This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the United Church of Christ's Division of Wider Church Ministries and the UCC/UEK Working Group.

*****************************
REVIEW
*****************************

------------------------------------------------
A Taste of Italy - Potluck and Pictures
------------------------------------------------
Thursday, September 28th
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (approx.)
Sturtevant Student Lounge

Come join us for an Italian potluck dinner (pizza anyone?) - and a slide
show of pictures from Rome, Orvieto and Florence (my summer WOTA class
through Fuller Theological Seminary)

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Military Chaplains in the BTI?
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Tom Porter (BUSTh) and Rodney Petersen are working with some students from Harvard and BUSTh to collect names of military chaplains who are in BTI schools (whether or not they have served in the Gulf War or Afghanistan). As you know such persons, please forward their names.

Sincerely,

Rodney
Rodney L. Petersen, PhD
Executive Director, Boston Theological Institute
617-527-4880
617-527-1073
petersen@bostontheological.org
www.bostontheological.org

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Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert
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October 6

The Bluegrass Gospel Project is getting rave reviews all over New England. ANTS students, staff and faculty are being offered free admission to their Friday, October 6 concert at Old South Church in Boston. The concert is at 7:30. If you would like to attend please e-mail Jeff Jones at jjones@ants.edu by Wednesday, October 4 to insure that your name is on the list for complimentary admission. All you'll need to do is give your name at the door.

Jeff Jones
Director of Distance Learning

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BTI Newsletter Available - Sept. 26, 2006
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The September 26, 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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Water Line Installation Notice
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Due to the installation of the water line for the new Chapel, the road at the end of the Quad in front of the Chapel will be closed to all traffic. Traffic may exit through Hebrew College or come around the buildings and exit in front of the Library. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Building & Grounds

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Writing Tutor at Andover Newton
-----------------------------------------

I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a ‘writing problem.’ I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. So please come see me, and send your friends!

I’m in Worcester 302 every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3.

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me: tutor@ants.edu
I can work with you by email, but let’s meet in person first.

And note that I will be missing for a couple weeks in late Oct/early Nov.--so think about coming in soon!

Helen Snively

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The Church Embodied - October 2-5
-------------------------------------
Interplay Workshop with Randy Newswanger & Robin Lunn
Have you imagined Christian worship that is fully embodied, that can truly integrate body, mind, heart and spirit, that can incorporate the wisdom and participation of the entire community?
More info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/100206interplay.htm

--------------------------------------
Theologians Under Hitler - October 5
---------------------------------------
October 5, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

A New Documentary Film Based on the book by Robert P. Ericksen

A Special Viewing of this New Film
Followed by a Panel Discussion

Emanuel Hirsch, Gerhard Kittel and Paul Althaus were three of the most prominent Christian scholars in twentieth century Germany. They were also outspoken supporters of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. How did this happen? What relationship exists between their political choices and their scholarship? This provocative film asks questions that are of importance for every community of theological education.

Panel Members
Prof. Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School
Prof. Sharon Thornton, Andover Newton Theological School
Prof. Dick Pierard, Gordon College
Professor Rick Lints, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Moderator, Prof. Mark Heim, Andover Newton

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Society and The Boston Theological Institute

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CPE Fair - October 11, 2006
--------------------
OCtober 11, 2006
Noyes Hall

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October 11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around
11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.

Thanks,
Sharon (Thornton)

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UU Worship - THursdays, Sept. 28
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness

We hope you will come to this week's service, "Experiencing Stillness". Carol Hohle will be hosting the student-led service that includes song, meditation, reflection and pondering space, and time to share insights, joys and concerns. Come join us and feel the energy of stillness together.

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Thursday Art Night - Sept. 28
-----------------------------
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Featuring Beginners’ Mosaic Technique (all tools and materials supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, “no rules” artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to provide supplies)
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 26, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Military Chaplains in the BTI?
- BTI Symposium: Science and Religion - Tomorrow
- Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert
- BTI Newsletter Available - Sept. 26, 2006
- Water Line Installation Notice
- Writing Tutor at Andover Newton

REVIEW:

- New Employee Welcome
- A-C and Farwell Have New Locks!
- SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
- BTI Student Retreat
- The Church Embodied
- Mandala Meditation Group
- Theologians Under Hitler
- CPE Fair
- UU Worship
- Thursday Art Night

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Military Chaplains in the BTI?
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Tom Porter (BUSTh) and Rodney Petersen are working with some students from Harvard and BUSTh to collect names of military chaplains who are in BTI schools (whether or not they have served in the Gulf War or Afghanistan). As you know such persons, please forward their names.

Sincerely,

Rodney
Rodney L. Petersen, PhD
Executive Director, Boston Theological Institute
617-527-4880
617-527-1073
petersen@bostontheological.org
www.bostontheological.org

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BTI Symposium: Science and Religion - Tomorrow
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Wednesday, September 27: 4:30 pm

Symposium: Chemical Systems and The Origins of Life - Philosophical and Theological Musings on the Origin of Life

Presenter: Dr. Ross Stein

Place: Episcopal Divinity School - Washburn Lounge

Dr. Stein is Director of the Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neuroregeneration at the Harvard Center for Neuroregeneration and Repair. Following a long career in pharmaceutical industry, where he performed ground-breaking research and was instrumental in developing several drugs, Dr. Ross accepted his position on the Harvard research staff and duties as Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stein has profound philosophical ideas on the origin of life based on his scientific research and his position as a person of faith. He will share these ideas with us in this fascinating symposium.

Lecture at 4:30 will be follwed by an optional dinner. the dinner is free to BTI Certificate Students. All others: $10.

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Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert
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October 6

The Bluegrass Gospel Project is getting rave reviews all over New England. ANTS students, staff and faculty are being offered free admission to their Friday, October 6 concert at Old South Church in Boston. The concert is at 7:30. If you would like to attend please e-mail Jeff Jones at jjones@ants.edu by Wednesday, October 4 to insure that your name is on the list for complimentary admission. All you'll need to do is give your name at the door.

Jeff Jones
Director of Distance Learning

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BTI Newsletter Available - Sept. 26, 2006
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The September 26, 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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Water Line Installation Notice
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Due to the installation of the water line for the new Chapel, the road at the end of the Quad in front of the Chapel will be closed to all traffic. Traffic may exit through Hebrew College or come around the buildings and exit in front of the Library. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Building & Grounds

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Writing Tutor at Andover Newton
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I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a ‘writing problem.’ I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. So please come see me, and send your friends!

I’m in Worcester 302 every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3.

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me: tutor@ants.edu
I can work with you by email, but let’s meet in person first.

And note that I will be missing for a couple weeks in late Oct/early Nov.--so think about coming in soon!

Helen Snively

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REVIEW
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New Employee Welcome
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It gives me great pleasure to announce Peter Gibson as our new Accountant-Receivable and Student Accounts person. Please stop by the Business Office to welcome and introduce yourself to our new staff member.
Thank you

Michael P. Delfino
Controller
617-964-1100 Ext 284

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A-C and Farwell Have New Locks!
---------------------------------------

This past spring and summer all the locks in Farwell and Appleton Chase Halls were changed. We made these changes in response to residents' concerns about security and safety. What this means practically is that those of you with an EX-1 key will no longer be able to enter those buildings with your keys. Please be sure and call ahead to have the person you're visiting ready to let you in.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
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Tuesday, October 3rd
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, October 1st, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - Oct 1
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The deadline for the following BTI Student Retreat has been extended until Tuesday, September 26, 2006.

Spirit-Science-Nature
A BTI Student Retreat for Creation Consciousness
Friday-Sunday: 29 September - 1 October
Camp Wilmot (2 hour drive: near New London, New Hampshire)

Begin the school year with an engaged spiritual journey focused on caring for the commons and the common good, as you engage nature in a new way with Professor John Hart (Boston University School of Theology), Rodney Petersen (BTI Director), and Rob Mark (Camp Wilmot Director and BU graduate) - and a crew of students from the BTI schools!

Cost $55.00 (payable to the BTI) for two nights lodging in rustic cabin; 5 meals included, with complimentary copy of Sacramental Commons. Participants should bring warm clothes, sleeping bag, flashlight, and rucksack with personal items. Additional information will be available upon registration.

Persons intending to join us in this BTI Retreat should make application to the BTI
Office (210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459): 617-527-4880;
btioffice@bostontheological.org

Plan to attend now - We are limited in the number of persons who can be involved in this event!

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

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The Church Embodied - October 2-5
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Interplay Workshop with Randy Newswanger & Robin Lunn
Have you imagined Christian worship that is fully embodied, that can truly integrate body, mind, heart and spirit, that can incorporate the wisdom and participation of the entire community?
More info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/100206interplay.htm

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Mandala Meditation Group - Tuesdays in OCtober
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Tuesdays, 6-8pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

Presented by the FHS Visual Arts Ministry
Facilitated by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Come explore the healing and integrative nature of mandala creation. Mandala, which means “circle” or “sacred wholeness” in the Sanskrit language, is a circular creation that can be drawn, painted, collaged or even danced. Mandala art has been used in nearly every place and time in the history of the world as a means of personal growth, spiritual transformation, healing and as a way to connect to earth’s energy and the wisdom of nature. Both in their creation and as a focus for meditation, mandalas point us to a center within each of us by which everything is ordered. Mandala creation within this small group will strive to be safe, centering and creative.

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit to being at all five sessions
Advance sign-up requested with Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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Theologians Under Hitler - October 5
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October 5, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

A New Documentary Film Based on the book by Robert P. Ericksen

A Special Viewing of this New Film
Followed by a Panel Discussion

Emanuel Hirsch, Gerhard Kittel and Paul Althaus were three of the most prominent Christian scholars in twentieth century Germany. They were also outspoken supporters of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. How did this happen? What relationship exists between their political choices and their scholarship? This provocative film asks questions that are of importance for every community of theological education.

Panel Members
Prof. Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School
Prof. Sharon Thornton, Andover Newton Theological School
Prof. Dick Pierard, Gordon College
Professor Rick Lints, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Moderator, Prof. Mark Heim, Andover Newton

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Society and The Boston Theological Institute

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CPE Fair - October 11, 2006
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OCtober 11, 2006
Noyes Hall

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October 11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around
11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.

Thanks,
Sharon (Thornton)

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UU Worship - THursdays, Sept. 28
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness

We hope you will come to this week's service, "Experiencing Stillness". Carol Hohle will be hosting the student-led service that includes song, meditation, reflection and pondering space, and time to share insights, joys and concerns. Come join us and feel the energy of stillness together.

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Thursday Art Night - Sept. 28
-----------------------------
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Featuring Beginners’ Mosaic Technique (all tools and materials supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, “no rules” artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to provide supplies)
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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

Monday, September 25, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday September 25, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- New Employee Welcome
- Workshop on Chronic Illness and Spirituality
- Why Veterans Join the Seminary?
- A-C and Farwell Have New Locks!
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night

REVIEW:

-SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
-Health Insurance Information
-Community Day is Tuesday
-Library Open in the Evening
-BTI Student Retreat
-Community Day BBQ Dinne
-JOIN CITY MISSION SOCIETY’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
-The Church Embodied
-Mandala Meditation Group
-Theologians Under Hitler
-CPE Fair
-UU Worship
-Thursday Art Night

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New Employee Welcome
---------------------

It gives me great pleasure to announce Peter Gibson as our new Accountant-Receivable and Student Accounts person. Please stop by the Business Office to welcome and introduce yourself to our new staff member.
Thank you

Michael P. Delfino
Controller
617-964-1100 Ext 284

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Workshop on Chronic Illness and Spirituality - Oct. 13
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Led by Leo J. Shea and Judith G. Leventhal

Friday, October 13, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

presented by the
RUAH SPIRITUALITY INSTITUTE
1773 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA 02445

This workshop will define the types of chronic illnesses and their effects on cognitive, emotional behavioral, financial, academic and interpersonal functioning. Family and community issues will be discussed with “spirituality” being the saving balm. Final discussion will focus on the important legal, insurance, academic and professional issues and “accommodations” for those struggling with chronic illnesses.

Presenters:
Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Judith G. Leventhal, Ph.D., Clinical Instructor, New York University School of Medicine.

Fee: $145. Advance registration required. Begins promptly at 9 AM. There will be a one-hour lunch break between 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Bring your own lunch or visit a local eatery. Hot and cold beverages will be provided.

www.ruahspirit.org
ruahspirit@hotmail.com
617-277-0036
Mail registration to: RUAH, 1773 Beacon Stree

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Why Veterans Join the Seminary?
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Helping others and
finding our voices as veterans...

The office of Social Ministry at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is currently interested in establishing a network of veterans who are enrolled as seminarians into the schools of the Boston Theological Institute. We are interested in initiating this fellowship as to explore why veterans join the seminary, and how the veterans can incorporate their experiences into their future ministry. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome.

If anyone is interested, please contact Jason Dickey at the Office of Social Ministry at 617.850.1240 or at jdickey@hchc.edu (If contacting by email, please copy your note to simion@bc.edu)

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A-C and Farwell Have New Locks!
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This past spring and summer all the locks in Farwell and Appleton Chase Halls were changed. We made these changes in response to residents' concerns about security and safety. What this means practically is that those of you with an EX-1 key will no longer be able to enter those buildings with your keys. Please be sure and call ahead to have the person you're visiting ready to let you in.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Film and Tv Fellowship Doctor Who Night
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Tonight, 9pm Sturtevant Lounge

Come watch the second exciting episode of Doctor Who with the Film and TV Fellowship on the big screen!

All are welcome.

Contact:

Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu
Carol Hayward CHayward@ants.edu

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REVIEW
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SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
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Tuesday, October 3rd
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, October 1st, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Health Insurance Information
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Several of you covered by our student health insurance provider have asked about policy numbers and ID numbers. The Business Office should have this information by Monday. You should have the physical membership cards by the first week of October at the latest. Questions about the health insurance company should be addressed to Michael Delfino in the Business Office.

There have been some delays setting up coverage with the new health insurance company. We all regret the delay, but hope that this company will provide better coverage for you all.

Thank you for your patience,
Amelia

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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Community Day is Tuesday - Sept. 26
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Dear Students,

A reminder that Community Day is Tuesday, Sept. 26. We have already had about 60 people sign up. We are still looking for more volunteers to go to the Charles River Conservancy site where the team will be doing pruning, planting, and so forth along the Charles River (team leaders on that site are Prof. Greg Mobley and President Nick Carter). So if you can go, please let me know ASAP! If you've already signed up, we've already assigned you and you should be hearing about that assignment very soon.

FYI, all offices and the library will be closed on Tuesday during the day. Our focus on the hill that day is Community Day. If you cannot go with us, you are welcome to still join us for the opening worship service (9:30 am--on the quad if it's nice, otherwise in the Meeting House). And everyone is invited to the Community Barbecue Tuesday night at 6 pm on the quad. The cafeteria will be closed Tuesday evening so this is your (free) food option, thanks to the Student Association.

Do join us, and sign up as soon as you can. Everyone who goes gets an ANTS t-shirt. It's going to be a terrific day of community service and support.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Library Open in the Evening - Tuesday, Sept. 26
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The Library will be open from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Community Day, Sept. 26

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BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - Oct 1
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The deadline for the following BTI Student Retreat has been extended until Tuesday, September 26, 2006.

Spirit-Science-Nature
A BTI Student Retreat for Creation Consciousness
Friday-Sunday: 29 September - 1 October
Camp Wilmot (2 hour drive: near New London, New Hampshire)

Begin the school year with an engaged spiritual journey focused on caring for the commons and the common good, as you engage nature in a new way with Professor John Hart (Boston University School of Theology), Rodney Petersen (BTI Director), and Rob Mark (Camp Wilmot Director and BU graduate) - and a crew of students from the BTI schools!

Cost $55.00 (payable to the BTI) for two nights lodging in rustic cabin; 5 meals included, with complimentary copy of Sacramental Commons. Participants should bring warm clothes, sleeping bag, flashlight, and rucksack with personal items. Additional information will be available upon registration.

Persons intending to join us in this BTI Retreat should make application to the BTI
Office (210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459): 617-527-4880;
btioffice@bostontheological.org

Plan to attend now - We are limited in the number of persons who can be involved in this event!

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

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Community Day BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, Sept. 26
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Tuesday, September 26th
6:00 PM
On the Quad

The Student Association is hosting a Community Day BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS Community Day community service.

Music by the Lisa Durkee Abbott Band, starring our own Lisa!!

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS friends and their families are invited.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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JOIN CITY MISSION SOCIETY’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! - October 1
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October 1
1:00 p.m.
Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston

You are invited to participate in a joyful commemoration of City Mission Society’s 190 years of service to the Greater Boston community on Sunday October 1st. We will gather at Old South Church in Boston’s Copley Square at 3:00 p.m. to hear keynote speaker, Reverend Liz Walker, Executive Producer and Host of Sunday with Liz Walker on CBS4, and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School.

The afternoon will be filled with live music, spirited preaching, creative worship, and great food!

Founded by Boston’s Congregational churches, City Mission Society is the oldest multi-service agency in New England. We continue to minister to the Boston community today through creative programming that addresses residents’ needs, including: crisis intervention, youth enrichment activities, criminal justice and prison ministry, and service projects for urban and suburban youth and adults.

City Mission Society also holds its annual Christmas Shop program in partnership with area UCC churches.

Please celebrate this joyful and historical occasion with us, and share this information with others so that they can join in our celebration.

For additional information, please visit our website: www.cmsboston.org or contact Rev. June R. Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission Society at (617) 742-6830 x202 or information@cmsboston.org.

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The Church Embodied - October 2-5
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Interplay Workshop with Randy Newswanger & Robin Lunn
Have you imagined Christian worship that is fully embodied, that can truly integrate body, mind, heart and spirit, that can incorporate the wisdom and participation of the entire community?
More info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/100206interplay.htm

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Mandala Meditation Group - Tuesdays in OCtober
--------------------------------
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

Presented by the FHS Visual Arts Ministry
Facilitated by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Come explore the healing and integrative nature of mandala creation. Mandala, which means “circle” or “sacred wholeness” in the Sanskrit language, is a circular creation that can be drawn, painted, collaged or even danced. Mandala art has been used in nearly every place and time in the history of the world as a means of personal growth, spiritual transformation, healing and as a way to connect to earth’s energy and the wisdom of nature. Both in their creation and as a focus for meditation, mandalas point us to a center within each of us by which everything is ordered. Mandala creation within this small group will strive to be safe, centering and creative.

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit to being at all five sessions
Advance sign-up requested with Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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Theologians Under Hitler - October 5
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October 5, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

A New Documentary Film Based on the book by Robert P. Ericksen

A Special Viewing of this New Film
Followed by a Panel Discussion

Emanuel Hirsch, Gerhard Kittel and Paul Althaus were three of the most prominent Christian scholars in twentieth century Germany. They were also outspoken supporters of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. How did this happen? What relationship exists between their political choices and their scholarship? This provocative film asks questions that are of importance for every community of theological education.

Panel Members
Prof. Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School
Prof. Sharon Thornton, Andover Newton Theological School
Prof. Dick Pierard, Gordon College
Professor Rick Lints, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Moderator, Prof. Mark Heim, Andover Newton

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Society and The Boston Theological Institute

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CPE Fair - October 11, 2006
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OCtober 11, 2006
Noyes Hall

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October 11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around
11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.

Thanks,
Sharon (Thornton)

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UU Worship - THursdays, Sept. 28
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness

We hope you will come to this week's service, "Experiencing Stillness". Carol Hohle will be hosting the student-led service that includes song, meditation, reflection and pondering space, and time to share insights, joys and concerns. Come join us and feel the energy of stillness together.

-----------------------------
Thursday Art Night - Sept. 28
-----------------------------
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Featuring Beginners’ Mosaic Technique (all tools and materials supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, “no rules” artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to provide supplies)
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 25, 2006 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30

Monday:
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Gas Line Project Begins Monday, Sept. 25

Tuesday:
- NO Black Student Fellowship Chapel TODAY
- Community Day is Tuesday - Sept. 26
- Library Open in the Evening - Tuesday, Sept. 26
- Community Day BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, Sept. 26
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - Sept. 27
- Spiritual Journeys - September 27 - Dr. Valerie Dixon
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship
- Walk The Labyrinth - WEDS

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays, Sept. 28
- Thursday Art Night

Friday - Saturday:
- BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - Oct 1

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Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
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Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

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Yoga Monday Mornings
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8:00 a.m. in the Peck Room

YOGA with Dana Moore, Kripalu Certified Instructor
MTS from Yale Divinity School
Every Monday 8 am in Peck Conference Room
FREE to all students, spouses, staff and faculty (mats available)
Sponsored by Faith Health and Spirituality

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Gas Line Project Begins Monday, Sept. 25
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The Feeney Brothers will begin tearing up Herrick Road on Monday, September 25 to install a new gas line for the new Wilson Chapel. They will attempt to keep disruption to traffic flow at a minimum, but there may be times in the coming days when the road will have to be blocked. We will keep you informed as the work progresses, and as always, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Building & Grounds

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - NO CHAPEL Tuesday
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Tuesday, September 26, there will be no chapel because of Community Day.

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Community Day is Tuesday - Sept. 26
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Dear Students,

A reminder that Community Day is Tuesday, Sept. 26. We have already had about 60 people sign up. We are still looking for more volunteers to go to the Charles River Conservancy site where the team will be doing pruning, planting, and so forth along the Charles River (team leaders on that site are Prof. Greg Mobley and President Nick Carter). So if you can go, please let me know ASAP! If you've already signed up, we've already assigned you and you should be hearing about that assignment very soon.

FYI, all offices and the library will be closed on Tuesday during the day. Our focus on the hill that day is Community Day. If you cannot go with us, you are welcome to still join us for the opening worship service (9:30 am--on the quad if it's nice, otherwise in the Meeting House). And everyone is invited to the Community Barbecue Tuesday night at 6 pm on the quad. The cafeteria will be closed Tuesday evening so this is your (free) food option, thanks to the Student Association.

Do join us, and sign up as soon as you can. Everyone who goes gets an ANTS t-shirt. It's going to be a terrific day of community service and support.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Library Open in the Evening - Tuesday, Sept. 26
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The Library will be open from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Community Day, Sept. 26

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Community Day BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, Sept. 26
-------------------------------
Tuesday, September 26th
6:00 PM
On the Quad

The Student Association is hosting a Community Day BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS Community Day community service.

Music by the Lisa Durkee Abbott Band, starring our own Lisa!!

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS friends and their families are invited.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
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Office Hours at the FHS Center in STurtevant
Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at DHonen@ants.edu for more information

Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries, bgillaus@ants.edu

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Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
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8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
In the Meditation Room (Room 37), Third floor Sturtevant
Every Wednesday morning during the semester there will be a time of morning prayer and meditation led by Brita Gill-Austern. No previous experience in meditation necessary.

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Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - Sept. 27
---------------------------------------------------------
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending will not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a session.

The next session will be held:

Wednesday, September 27 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

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Spiritual Journeys - September 27 - Dr. Valerie Dixon
-----------------------------
4:30-5:45 p.m.
at 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. Light refreshments are available.

September 27 Valerie Dixon

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The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15
In the Meetinghouse
Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the Meetinghouse. All welcome! No singing experience necessary! Most Wednesdays, the song we learn and rehearse will also be the anthem in that day's Community Chapel (1pm in Colby). So come out and support community singing, and let a joyful noise resound from the Hill!
Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

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Community Worship - Wednesday, Sept. 27
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Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.
Worship leader: Matthew Myer Boulton

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Open Labyrinth Walks - WEDS
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Wednesdays
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling
MBays@ants.edu or TStirling@ants.edu

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UU Worship - THursdays, Sept. 28
------------------------------------------------------
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness

We hope you will come to this week's service, "Experiencing Stillness". Carol Hohle will be hosting the student-led service that includes song, meditation, reflection and pondering space, and time to share insights, joys and concerns. Come join us and feel the energy of stillness together.

-----------------------------
Thursday Art Night - Sept. 28
-----------------------------
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Featuring Beginners’ Mosaic Technique (all tools and materials supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, “no rules” artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to provide supplies)
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - Oct 1
-----------------------------------------------
The deadline for the following BTI Student Retreat has been extended until Tuesday, September 26, 2006.

"SPIRIT-SCIENCE-NATURE -- A BTI STUDENT RETREAT FOR CREATION CONSCIOUSNESS" will take place from September 29 through October 1, 2006 at Camp Wilmot, New London, NH.

Details are available on-line at:
http://www.bostontheological.org

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

Friday, September 22, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 22 - EVENTS BOARD

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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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Haystack 200th Anniversary - Sept. 22-24
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On an August afternoon in 1806, five Williams College students met in a
field, as was their habit, to talk and pray and, like so many young
people, to dream of a better world. When a sudden thunderstorm
interrupted, they sought shelter under a haystack - and there resolved
to offer their lives, in the name of Jesus Christ, to carry their faith
into service "into all the world."

From such humble beginnings the American foreign missions movement was
born.

This fall, Williams College and Williamstown's First Congregational
Church celebrate this important anniversary with a weekend-long
celebration September 22 - 24, 2006 on the Williams College campus in
northwestern, Massachusetts.

or more information on this great moment in church history, contact Ken
Swenson at swenson@tabcom.org. (781) 320-8100, ext. 110 or visit
haystack.williams.edu.

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SATURDAY WORKSHOPS AT THE MONASTERY
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980 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Workshops begin at 10 am (registration begins at 9:30 am) and end by 3
pm. The normal fee for a workshop is $75 ($40 for full-time students),
which includes refreshments and lunch. To register, contact the
Monastery Guesthouse office:
tel: (617) 876-3037 email: guesthouse@ssje.org web: www.ssje.org

FINDING GOD in SEMINARY - a workshop for seminarians
September 23, 2006 (Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm)
One of the ironies of theological education - engaging in study of and
about God - is that God often seems to disappear in the process. This
workshop will offer practical guidance for those who desire to deepen
their relationship with God in prayer in the context of their seminary
education.
Led by BRS. CURTIS ALMQUIST & DAVID VRYHOF

DISCERNMENT in PRAYER - a workshop especially for young adults (though
all are welcome)
October 21, 2006 (Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm)
One of our most popular programs, this workshop offers practical
guidance for praying about significant life choices drawn from the
wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Led by BRS. DAVID VRYHOF & ROY COCKRUM

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Eleventh Annual Fall Symposium on Liturgy, Worship and the Arts - Sept.
24
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Sponsored by the BTI

Episcopal Divinity School
99 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Tyler Room
Sunday, September 24, 2006
2:00-5:00 PM

The Symposium on Worship and the Arts is open to the public and is free
of charge. It draws attendees and presenters from the nine BTI schools
and interested faith communities in the Greater Boston area.

Questions? Want to bring a group to attend? Contact Donna La Rue,
Convener, 16 Brooks Ave, Arlington MA, 02474 (781-646-3013;
ihsdlrue@bu.edu) or the BTI office (617-527-4880) We look forward to
seeing you!

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute, 125 Herrick Road,
Newton, MA, 02155.

More info (PDF):
http://www.bostontheological.org/archive/fall6/lwaf6.pdf

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The BLUEGRASS GOSPEL PROJECT - Sept. 24
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free public concert
BOSTON COMMON
Sunday, September 24 -- 2:00 pm

On Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm the Bluegrass Gospel Project will
perform a free public concert on Boston Common to celebrate A Common
Cathedral, the outdoor worship service for the homeless held every
Sunday. A Common Cathedral is provided by Ecclesia Ministries,
(http://www.ecclesia-ministries.org) an organization that joins
homeless and housed people in worship, pastoral care, street ministry,

support and education groups, and other aspects of community.

The Bluegrass Gospel Project (http://www.bluegrassgospelproject.com)
features six of the Northeast's premiere bluegrass, country, and folk
musicians and their performances emphasize bluegrass songs infused with

gospel lyrics.

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, Sept. 22, 2006

NEW
- Construction Update
- ANTS In the News - Sept. 21, 2006
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
- Health Insurance Information
- Gas Line Project Begins Monday, Sept. 25
- Community Day is Tuesday - Sept. 26 - Offices Closed
- Library Open in the Evening - Tuesday, Sept. 26
- NORTHERN BAPTIST SCHOLARSHIP (ABC) - Deadline October 27
- Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training - OCt. 12-14

REVIEW
- BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - Oct 1
- Community Day BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, Sept. 26
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Wednesdays
- Eleventh Annual Fall Symposium on Liturgy, Worship and the Arts -
Sept. 24

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Construction Update
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I wanted to give you a few updates on the progress of the construction.
The good news is that we are ahead of schedule! The hope is that the
building will be enclosed by mid-November. The bad news, many of you
suffered through some very loud pounding this past week. We learned
that the stairs outside Davis had been poured as a massive concrete slab
and it required much more than we'd anticipated to remove it. I
apologize for the inconvenience that noise and dust may have caused.

The next step in this process is also going to be inconvenient for a
time. We are about to put in a new gas line (for Noyes and the Chapel).
The work crews will be here on Monday and probably continue through the
middle of the following week (10 business days). Look for a detailed
message from Frank Cavaco about traffic and parking.

The work crew will begin down near Herrick House, come up past
President Carter's house, cut across the quad, and then run down the
road along the quad in front of Sturtevant, Noyes and Kendall to the
chapel. While this will be a disruption, traffic should be able to
continue on all roads during most of the construction. At the most there
will be temporary blockages (15-20 min). However, when the crew is
working on the quad, parking will probably be limited to the
Dabney-Worcester side - eliminating any parking on the southeast side of
the quad (this will last for about 2-3 days).

At the same time that this is happening Shawmut is going to be laying
the new water pipe for the chapel. They are currently digging and laying
pipe behind the chapel. Soon they will come up in front of Fuller, cross
the road in front of the chapel and then connect to the water main in
front of Worcester. If all goes well the two excavation efforts will by
in sync and limit our disruptions. Hopefully we can endure this with
the wonderful knowledge that the result will be our beautiful new
worship space. I thank you in advance for your patience!

Have a good weekend,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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ANTS In the News - Sept. 21, 2006
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From U.S. Newswire, 9/21/2006:

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) today filed an
amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart,
challenging the first-ever federal abortion ban on religious grounds and
urging the court to strike it down.

"The Court's decision in this case will have enormous consequences for
every woman in this country, and for the men and children who love and
depend on them," said Reverend Carlton W. Veazey, president and CEO of
the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Although opponents of
legal abortion claim the law before the court would ban only one
procedure that they call "partial-birth abortion," the law actually
would ban several procedures used early in pregnancy. RCRC informs the
court that many religions oppose such undue restrictions on legal
abortion because of their belief that a woman's health must be
protected.

"This case will determine if the law will continue to protect the
ability of women to choose the safest abortion procedure in cases where
their health is at stake or when their baby has such severe problems
that it will die shortly after birth," Reverend Veazey said.

Fifteen other religious and religiously affiliated organizations, seven
Episcopal bishops, other religious leaders and scholars, and the
presidents of Andover Newton Theological School, the Pacific School of
Religion, and Union Theological Seminary have joined the brief.

Read complete story:
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=72891

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Yoga Monday Mornings
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8:00 a.m. in the Peck Room

YOGA with Dana Moore, Kripalu Certified Instructor
MTS from Yale Divinity School
Every Monday 8 am in Peck Conference Room
FREE to all students, spouses, staff and faculty (mats available)
Sponsored by Faith Health and Spirituality

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SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
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Tuesday, October 3rd
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no
later than Sunday, October 1st, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Health Insurance Information
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Several of you covered by our student health insurance provider have
asked about policy numbers and ID numbers. The Business Office should
have this information by Monday. You should have the physical membership
cards by the first week of October at the latest. Questions about the
health insurance company should be addressed to Michael Delfino in the
Business Office.

There have been some delays setting up coverage with the new health
insurance company. We all regret the delay, but hope that this company
will provide better coverage for you all.

Thank you for your patience,
Amelia

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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Gas Line Project Begins Monday, Sept. 25
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The Feeney Brothers will begin tearing up Herrick Road on Monday,
September 25 to install a new gas line for the new Wilson Chapel. They
will attempt to keep disruption to traffic flow at a minimum, but there
may be times in the coming days when the road will have to be blocked.
We will keep you informed as the work progresses, and as always, we
apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Building & Grounds

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Community Day is Tuesday - Sept. 26 - Offices Closed
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Dear Students,

A reminder that Community Day is Tuesday, Sept. 26. We have already
had about 60 people sign up. We are still looking for more volunteers
to go to the Charles River Conservancy site where the team will be doing
pruning, planting, and so forth along the Charles River (team leaders on
that site are Prof. Greg Mobley and President Nick Carter). So if you
can go, please let me know ASAP! If you've already signed up, we've
already assigned you and you should be hearing about that assignment
very soon.

FYI, all offices and the library will be closed on Tuesday during the
day. Our focus on the hill that day is Community Day. If you cannot go
with us, you are welcome to still join us for the opening worship
service (9:30 am--on the quad if it's nice, otherwise in the Meeting
House). And everyone is invited to the Community Barbecue Tuesday night
at 6 pm on the quad. The cafeteria will be closed Tuesday evening so
this is your (free) food option, thanks to the Student Association.

Do join us, and sign up as soon as you can. Everyone who goes gets an
ANTS t-shirt. It's going to be a terrific day of community service and
support.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Library Open in the Evening - Tuesday, Sept. 26
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The Library will be open from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Community Day, Sept.
26

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NORTHERN BAPTIST SCHOLARSHIP (ABC) - Deadline October 27
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Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office.

Any ABC-MDIV student may apply

Application deadline is October 27, 2006

Students must submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home
church along with their application.

Application and letter must be returned to the Financial Aid Office.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students October 10
from 9:30 to 4.

Please stop by the Financial Aid Office to schedule an interview.

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Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training - OCt. 12-14
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Presented by the Foundation for Reconciliation

12-14 October 2006

The Forgiveness Training sessions have three goals:

1. Promote personal transformation through cognitive, emotional,
behavioral and spiritual engagement

2. Provide specific resources and tools to:
a) Give individuals emotional control over feelings of anger and
hatred
b) Manage conflict with others
c) Build capability for peace at the individual, neighborhood and
community levels

3. Strengthen institutional mediators in the community by training
people in the theory, tools and methodologies of forgiveness and
reconciliation, who in turn become qualified to train others

* Details!
* RSVP by phone at 617.527.4880 x3
* RSVP: btioffice@bostontheological.org

Location: Andover Newton Theological School

OCTOBER TRAINING SESSION:
Thursday, Oct. 12 (6-9pm)
Friday, Oct. 13 (8:30am-5pm)
Saturday, Oct. 14 (8:30am-5pm)

More information: http://www.bostontheological.org/

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BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - Oct 1
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The deadline for the following BTI Student Retreat has been extended
until Tuesday, September 26, 2006.

Spirit-Science-Nature
A BTI Student Retreat for Creation Consciousness
Friday-Sunday: 29 September - 1 October
Camp Wilmot (2 hour drive: near New London, New Hampshire)

Begin the school year with an engaged spiritual journey focused on
caring for the commons and the common good, as you engage nature in a
new way with Professor John Hart (Boston University School of Theology),
Rodney Petersen (BTI Director), and Rob Mark (Camp Wilmot Director and
BU graduate) - and a crew of students from the BTI schools!

Cost $55.00 (payable to the BTI) for two nights lodging in rustic
cabin; 5 meals included, with complimentary copy of Sacramental Commons.
Participants should bring warm clothes, sleeping bag, flashlight, and
rucksack with personal items. Additional information will be available
upon registration.

Persons intending to join us in this BTI Retreat should make
application to the BTI
Office (210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459): 617-527-4880;
btioffice@bostontheological.org

Plan to attend now - We are limited in the number of persons who can be
involved in this event!

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

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Community Day BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, Sept. 26
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Tuesday, September 26th
6:00 PM
On the Quad

The Student Association is hosting a Community Day BBQ Dinner in honor
of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS Community Day
community service.

Music by the Lisa Durkee Abbott Band, starring our own Lisa!!

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS friends and
their families are invited.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Open Labyrinth Walks - Wednesdays
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Every Wednesday
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Come discover or rediscover this ancient spiritual practice. All in
the extended ANTS community are invited to come walk the labyrinth every
Wednesday night during the academic semester.

Contact: Martha Bays
Email: mbays@ants.edu

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Eleventh Annual Fall Symposium on Liturgy, Worship and the Arts - Sept.
24
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Sponsored by the BTI

Episcopal Divinity School
99 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Tyler Room
Sunday, September 24, 2006
2:00-5:00 PM

The Symposium on Worship and the Arts is open to the public and is free
of charge. It draws attendees and presenters from the nine BTI schools
and interested faith communities in the Greater Boston area.

Questions? Want to bring a group to attend? Contact Donna La Rue,
Convener, 16 Brooks Ave, Arlington
MA, 02474 (781-646-3013; ihsdlrue@bu.edu) or the BTI office
(617-527-4880) We look forward to seeing
you! Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute, 125 Herrick Road,
Newton, MA, 02155.

More info (PDF):
http://www.bostontheological.org/archive/fall6/lwaf6.pdf

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

Thursday, September 21, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 21, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Workshop on Chronic Illness and Spirituality - Oct. 13
- Eleventh Annual Fall Symposium on Liturgy, Worship and the Arts - Sept. 24
- Haystack Bicentennial Celebration - September 22, 23, 24, 2006
- Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI

REVIEW:

- U.S. Military Presence in East Asia: A Study Trip to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea
- Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts
- Community Day BBQ Dinner
- Missing Courses in Connect?
- Reverend W. Irving Monroe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Awarded
- Spiritual Journeys
- We Need You For Community Day!
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- CPE Fair

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Workshop on Chronic Illness and Spirituality - Oct. 13
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Led by Leo J. Shea and Judith G. Leventhal

Friday, October 13, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

presented by the
RUAH SPIRITUALITY INSTITUTE
1773 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA 02445

This workshop will define the types of chronic illnesses and their effects on cognitive, emotional behavioral, financial, academic and interpersonal functioning. Family and community issues will be discussed with “spirituality” being the saving balm. Final discussion will focus on the important legal, insurance, academic and professional issues and “accommodations” for those struggling with chronic illnesses.

Presenters:
Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Judith G. Leventhal, Ph.D., Clinical Instructor, New York University School of Medicine.

Fee: $145. Advance registration required. Begins promptly at 9 AM. There will be a one-hour lunch break between 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Bring your own lunch or visit a local eatery. Hot and cold beverages will be provided.

www.ruahspirit.org
ruahspirit@hotmail.com
617-277-0036
Mail registration to: RUAH, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline MA 02445.

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Eleventh Annual Fall Symposium on Liturgy, Worship and the Arts - Sept. 24
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Sponsored by the BTI

Episcopal Divinity School
99 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Tyler Room
Sunday, September 24, 2006
2:00-5:00 PM

"A Sampling of Supplemental Resources for Congregational Song" May Daw, M.S., Columbia University
School of Library Service; Member, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Liturgy & Music Committee.

"The Paschal Mystery, Poetry and Everyday Life," Richard Robinson, Ph.D. in Literature and Religion,
Boston University Graduate School, Department of Religion.

"Music in San Petronio, Bologna in the Seventeenth Century," Angelo Spinoza, Music Coordinator, St.
James Episcopal Church, Teele Square.

“Becoming Becoming Fire: Editing the Spritual Writing of Rising Generations,” Alexander Kern,
Andover Newton Theological School; Director of Recruitment; Director, Faith Youth Institute.

“Stories and Stones of the East Parish Burying Grounds, Newton, MA” Donna La Rue, Independent
Scholar in the Liturgical Art; MA, Lesley College.

The Symposium on Worship and the Arts is open to the public and is free of charge. It draws attendees
and presenters from the nine BTI schools and interested faith communities in the Greater Boston area.

Questions? Want to bring a group to attend? Contact Donna La Rue, Convener, 16 Brooks Ave, Arlington
MA, 02474 (781-646-3013; ihsdlrue@bu.edu) or the BTI office (617-527-4880) We look forward to seeing
you! Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute, 125 Herrick Road, Newton, MA, 02155.

More info (PDF):
http://www.bostontheological.org/archive/fall6/lwaf6.pdf


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Haystack Bicentennial Celebration - September 22, 23, 24, 2006
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In Williamstown, Massachusetts

Registration: Friday, 3:00 p.m. – Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, UCC, 906 Main Street (Rt. 2), Williamstown, MA (413-458-4273).

ON AN AUGUST AFTERNOON IN 1806…

five Williams College students met in a field, as was their habit, to talk and pray and, like so many young people, to dream of a better world. When a sudden thunderstorm interrupted, they sought shelter under a haystack—and there resolved to offer their lives, in the name of Jesus Christ, to carry their faith into service “into all the world.”

Within two years one of them, Samuel John Mills, had organized an alliance called “The Brethren” to bring the gospel to those around the world who had never heard it. By 1810 the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mission, the first foreign missionary society in the U.S., had been formed; in 1812 Adoniram Judson and Luther Rice sailed to India as the first overseas missionaries. Later the American Board of Homeland Missions was formed to serve within our borders—evangelizing, establishing schools for Native and Black Americans, and playing a key role in the movement to abolish slavery.

So it was that the American foreign missions movement was born two centuries ago in a haystack during a summer storm. Since that August day, young people have followed their faith to meet physical and spiritual needs in every part of the world—establishing schools, equipping hospitals, founding churches. They have been supported by the prayers and offerings of generations of Christians. And countless people around the globe trace their Christian lineage through a hayfield in northwestern Massachusetts.

The Haystack Movement has changed the shape of lives and communities, brought cultures into dialogue and, sometimes, into conflict, and inspired generations of Christians to engage the wounds, needs, and hopes of the world. Now, as a new millennium begins, how will we live a third century of the Haystack legacy? What does Christian mission mean among us today?

We invite you to remember, to dream, to pray, to celebrate at the site of the haystack this September.

More information and registration: http://haystack.williams.edu/

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Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI
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The Science and Religion Program at Boston Theological Institute is planning an ambitious fall schedule of symposia and lectures. Put these dates on your calendar.

Wednesday, September 27: 4:30 pm
Symposium: Chemical Systems and The Origins of Life - Philosophical and Theological Musings on the Origin of Life
Presenter: Dr. Ross Stein
Place: Episcopal Divinity School - Washburn Lounge

Dr. Stein is Director of the Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neuroregeneration at the Harvard Center for Neuroregeneration and Repair. Following a long career in pharmaceutical industry, where he performed ground-breaking research and was instrumental in developing several drugs, Dr. Ross accepted his position on the Harvard research staff and duties as Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stein has profound philosophical ideas on the origin of life based on his scientific research and his position as a person of faith. He will share these ideas with us in this fascinating symposium.

Lecture at 4:30 will be follwed by an optional dinner. the dinner is free to BTI Certificate Students. All others: $10.



Sunday, November 5: 7:00 pm
Eighth Annual CHARLES TOWNES LECTURE sponsored by InterFase.
Lecturer: Renowned environmentalist, Mary Evelyn Tucker will speak on the involvement of religion on the environmental future.

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker ic co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Science and Religion (FORE). Aformer profesor of Religion at Bucknell University, she is author of many publications including "Worldly Wonder - Religions Enter Their Worldly Phase". She is currently visiting professor at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. A member of the Earth Charter International Council, Dr. Tucker has spoken on this topic woldwide at conferences related to environment. We are pleased and fortunate to be able to have her as our 2006 Charles Townes Scholar.



Wednesday, December 13: 6:30 pm
Symposium: Physics and Religion in a Nuclear Age
Presenter: Dr. Andre deBethune

This symposium is the first in a series of lectures in honor of Dr. William Pollard. Pollard was a physcist and Episcopal priest who devoted his life to scientific research and a life of faith. dedicated to scientists who have honored the fruitfulness of the relationship between science and religion.

Dr. deBethune was a colleague of William Pollard in the Manhatten Project, which was instrumental in development of the nuclear bomb. Dr. deBethune will discuss Pollard's and his own reaction to the announcement of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. deBethume is professor emeritus of physics at Boston College.

Refreshments will be served.
The Science and Religion Program at Boston Theological Institute is planning an ambitious fall schedule of symposia and lectures. Put these dates on your calendar.

Wednesday, September 27: 4:30 pm
Symposium: Chemical Systems and The Origins of Life - Philosophical and Theological Musings on the Origin of Life
Presenter: Dr. Ross Stein
Place: Episcopal Divinity School - Washburn Lounge

Dr. Stein is Director of the Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neuroregeneration at the Harvard Center for Neuroregeneration and Repair. Following a long career in pharmaceutical industry, where he performed ground-breaking research and was instrumental in developing several drugs, Dr. Ross accepted his position on the Harvard research staff and duties as Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stein has profound philosophical ideas on the origin of life based on his scientific research and his position as a person of faith. He will share these ideas with us in this fascinating symposium.

Lecture at 4:30 will be follwed by an optional dinner. the dinner is free to BTI Certificate Students. All others: $10.



Sunday, November 5: 7:00 pm
Eighth Annual CHARLES TOWNES LECTURE sponsored by InterFase.
Lecturer: Renowned environmentalist, Mary Evelyn Tucker will speak on the involvement of religion on the environmental future.

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker ic co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Science and Religion (FORE). Aformer profesor of Religion at Bucknell University, she is author of many publications including "Worldly Wonder - Religions Enter Their Worldly Phase". She is currently visiting professor at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. A member of the Earth Charter International Council, Dr. Tucker has spoken on this topic woldwide at conferences related to environment. We are pleased and fortunate to be able to have her as our 2006 Charles Townes Scholar.



Wednesday, December 13: 6:30 pm
Symposium: Physics and Religion in a Nuclear Age
Presenter: Dr. Andre deBethune

This symposium is the first in a series of lectures in honor of Dr. William Pollard. Pollard was a physcist and Episcopal priest who devoted his life to scientific research and a life of faith. dedicated to scientists who have honored the fruitfulness of the relationship between science and religion.

Dr. deBethune was a colleague of William Pollard in the Manhatten Project, which was instrumental in development of the nuclear bomb. Dr. deBethune will discuss Pollard's and his own reaction to the announcement of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. deBethume is professor emeritus of physics at Boston College.

Refreshments will be served.

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Review
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U.S. Military Presence in East Asia: A Study Trip to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea
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January 8-19, 2007
Come join us to learn more about the U.S. military presence in East Asia. Meet our church partners in Japan and Korea, visit military sites, and learn about issues of militarization and its impact on local communities. Engage in dialogue with our Christian brothers and sisters about the geo-political realities of East Asia.

Tentative Schedule
January 8 Travel from Los Angeles to Okinawa

January 9-13 Meet with church leaders, visit communities around U.S. military bases, dialogue with local residents

January 14 Travel from Okinawa to Seoul, South Korea

January 15-17 Visit PROK Peace Community Movement Center, My Sister’s Place, meet with NGOs, visit military bases and communities

January 18 Cultural exposure in Seoul

January 19 Travel from Seoul to Los Angeles

Trip is open to church leaders and members. Seminary students are also encouraged to participate. Trip is limited to 10 participants.

Approximate cost: $2500 (*limited partial scholarships available)

Deadline to apply: November 6, 2006

Sponsored by:

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ (Global Ministries)
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
National Council of Churches in Japan (NCCJ)
Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK)

For more information, or to apply please contact:

Rev. Karen Farthing
Global Ministries (Disciples and UCC)
East Asia and Pacific Office
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 736-3219
farthink@ucc.org

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Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts
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The Student Association has ordered Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts for all new and returning students, faculty and staff. They come with long-sleeves or short-sleeves in men's sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL. Please come by the Student Association Office in the Student Lounge in Sturtevant to get one. We also have a few T-shirts left from last year and the year before.

Our office hours are:
Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Chris Findlay (SA Secretary)
Tuesday, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evn Tomeny (Student Life Committee Chair)
Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Sheila DuBose (SA Treasurer)
Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Len Hayward (SA President)

If you can't make these, then please email Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, with your name and phone number to make an appointment.

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Community Day BBQ Dinner
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Tuesday, September 26th
6:00 PM
On the Quad

The Student Association is hosting a Community Day BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS Community Day community service.

Music by the Lisa Durkee-Abbott Band, starring our own Lisa!!

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS friends and their families are invited.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Missing Courses in Connect?
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Several students have reported that some of their courses are not listed under the My Courses menu in ANTS Connect.

If some of your courses are missing, please contact Karen Brockney for a quick fix. Please include your username (Student ID number) in the mail message.

Karen Brockney
kbrockney@ants.edu
5617-964-1100 ext. 225

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Reverend W. Irving Monroe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Awarded
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The Selection Committee for the Monroe Scholarship would like to thank all Andover Newton students who submitted applications for support in academic year 2006-2007 and wish each of you well in your studies. There were a lot of strong candidates. Congratulations to this year's recipients, Amanda Ladegard and Leon "LJ" Petty, who received their awards on September 18.

William Monroe and the Selection Committee

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Spiritual Journeys
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Six times during the academic year President Carter invites a member of the Andover Newton faculty to come to his home to share his or her personal spiritual journey with students. This popular informal gathering has given our students a chance to sit around the president's living room and hear about the formative moments in the lives of those gifted scholars who make up the Andover Newton faculty.

The President opens his home at about 4:30PM and at 4:45 or so the guest faculty member begins to share. At the end of about 20-30 minutes students and other guests are free to ask questions. The program usually ends about 5:45 PM. All Andover Newton students are welcome to attend.

This year the speakers are:

September 27th Dr. Valerie Dixon
October 24th Dr. Sze-Kar Wan
November 28th Dr. Rodney Peterson, Executive Director of the Boston Theological Institute
February 27th Dr. Sarah Drummond
March 20th Open
April 24th Dr. Bill Herzog

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We Need You For Community Day!
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Dear Community Members,

Next Tuesday, September 26, is ANTS Fall Community Day! Sign up now to participate. You can email me or sign up in the cafeteria this week. You may help clean up a park, paint a room in a children's after school program, work with homeless people in Boston, help an organization get out a mailing, and more. We need you!

The first 200 volunteers receive a T-Shirt. Come and be a part of this! All classes are canceled on Tuesday so that faculty, staff, and students can go "off the hill" to be of service in various communities.

Community day begins with worship at 9:30 am, and ends with a community dinner (you'll be done by 5 pm so if you can't stay for dinner that would be OK). Both lunch and dinner are provided for. Come and be a part of this wonderful new ANTS tradition.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Yoga Monday Mornings
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YOGA with Dana Moore, Kripalu Certified Instructor
MTS from Yale Divinity School
Every Monday 8 am in Peck Conference Room
FREE to all students, spouses, staff and faculty (mats available)
Sponsored by Faith Health and Spirituality

Come wake up your sleeping body,
Find a new flexibility and connection to your body,
Discover how you can help alleviate stress,
Learn to breathe through the day,
Find mindfulness through a form of body prayer.

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CPE Fair
--------------------

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October
11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around
11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All
will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.

Thanks,
Sharon (Thornton)

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 20, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- U.S. Military Presence in East Asia: A Study Trip to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea
- Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts
- Community Day BBQ Dinner
- Missing Courses in Connect?
- CHANGE: Harrell Beck Lecture: Dr. Hal Taussig - Oct. 16, 2006
- Reverend W. Irving Monroe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Awarded
- BSF Chapel - No Chapel Next Week
- Spiritual Journeys

REVIEW:

- Transition: Kerrie Harthan
- We Need You For Community Day!
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- GLANTS First Meeting
- CPE Fair
- Peace Fellowship First Meeting
- Beck Lecture CHANGE

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U.S. Military Presence in East Asia: A Study Trip to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea
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January 8-19, 2007
Come join us to learn more about the U.S. military presence in East Asia. Meet our church partners in Japan and Korea, visit military sites, and learn about issues of militarization and its impact on local communities. Engage in dialogue with our Christian brothers and sisters about the geo-political realities of East Asia.

Tentative Schedule
January 8 Travel from Los Angeles to Okinawa

January 9-13 Meet with church leaders, visit communities around U.S. military bases, dialogue with local residents

January 14 Travel from Okinawa to Seoul, South Korea

January 15-17 Visit PROK Peace Community Movement Center, My Sister’s Place, meet with NGOs, visit military bases and communities

January 18 Cultural exposure in Seoul

January 19 Travel from Seoul to Los Angeles

Trip is open to church leaders and members. Seminary students are also encouraged to participate. Trip is limited to 10 participants.

Approximate cost: $2500 (*limited partial scholarships available)

Deadline to apply: November 6, 2006

Sponsored by:

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ (Global Ministries)
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
National Council of Churches in Japan (NCCJ)
Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK)

For more information, or to apply please contact:

Rev. Karen Farthing
Global Ministries (Disciples and UCC)
East Asia and Pacific Office
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 736-3219
farthink@ucc.org

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Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts
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The Student Association has ordered Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts for all new and returning students, faculty and staff. They come with long-sleeves or short-sleeves in men's sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL. Please come by the Student Association Office in the Student Lounge in Sturtevant to get one. We also have a few T-shirts left from last year and the year before.

Our office hours are:
Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Chris Findlay (SA Secretary)
Tuesday, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evn Tomeny (Student Life Committee Chair)
Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Sheila DuBose (SA Treasurer)
Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Len Hayward (SA President)

If you can't make these, then please email Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, with your name and phone number to make an appointment.

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Community Day BBQ Dinner
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Tuesday, September 26th
6:00 PM
On the Quad

The Student Association is hosting a Community Day BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS Community Day community service.

Music by the Lisa Durkee-Abbott Band, starring our own Lisa!!

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS friends and their families are invited.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Missing Courses in Connect?
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Several students have reported that some of their courses are not listed under the My Courses menu in ANTS Connect.

If some of your courses are missing, please contact Karen Brockney for a quick fix. Please include your username (Student ID number) in the mail message.

Karen Brockney
kbrockney@ants.edu
5617-964-1100 ext. 225

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CHANGE: Harrell Beck Lecture: Dr. Hal Taussig - Oct. 16, 2006
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Because of serious illness, Walter Wink has been forced to cancel as the MBS Lecturer this year.

The series of lectures, including the October 16th luncheon lecture at ANTS, will instead be given by Dr. Hal Taussig, Visiting Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary.

October 16, 2006
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
At Andover Newton
Reservations are required

Dr. Hal Taussig, Visiting Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY, will deliver the 2006 Harrell Beck Lectures for the Massachusetts Bible Society. His topic is "Early Christian Communities: Re-Imagining Life Together."

See the Massachusetts Bible Society web site for other venues that are hosting lectures by Dr. Taussig.

The Massachusetts Bible Society is offering space for 80 students to come for just the lecture portion free of charge. Please check with the bookstore for ticket availability.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/101606beck.htm
Mass Bible Society: http://www.massbible.org/index.html

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Reverend W. Irving Monroe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Awarded
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The Selection Committee for the Monroe Scholarship would like to thank all Andover Newton students who submitted applications for support in academic year 2006-2007 and wish each of you well in your studies. There were a lot of strong candidates. Congratulations to this year's recipients, Amanda Ladegard and Leon "LJ" Petty, who received their awards on September 18.

William Monroe and the Selection Committee

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BSF Chapel - No Chapel Next Week
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Greetings

On behalf of the BSF Chapel Service, please inform the community via ENews, there will be no Chapel Service on Tuesday, September 26th, due to ANT’S Community Day.

And

On Tuesday, October 3, 2006, our very own Professor Valeri Dixon will lead the community in a time of Prayer Concerns and Praise Reports. Everyone is encouraged to attend and share in this new Spiritual Formation and Practice. The time will be 1:00pm to 1:45pm in the Meeting House.

Shalom,

Christo D. Owens- Chair

Black Student Fellowship

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Spiritual Journeys
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Six times during the academic year President Carter invites a member of the Andover Newton faculty to come to his home to share his or her personal spiritual journey with students. This popular informal gathering has given our students a chance to sit around the president's living room and hear about the formative moments in the lives of those gifted scholars who make up the Andover Newton faculty.

The President opens his home at about 4:30PM and at 4:45 or so the guest faculty member begins to share. At the end of about 20-30 minutes students and other guests are free to ask questions. The program usually ends about 5:45 PM. All Andover Newton students are welcome to attend.

This year the speakers are:

September 27th Dr. Valerie Dixon
October 24th Dr. Sze-Kar Wan
November 28th Dr. Rodney Peterson, Executive Director of the Boston Theological Institute
February 27th Dr. Sarah Drummond
March 20th Open
April 24th Dr. Bill Herzog

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Review
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Transition: Kerrie Harthan
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Dear Andover Newton Community,

It is with mixed feelings that I share with you the news that Rev. Kerrie Harthan, Director of Church and Alumni/ae Relations, will be leaving Andover Newton this week in order to immerse herself more fully in community ministry. Kerrie has brought her unique energy to the Hill and built a sense of enthusiastic expectation among our Andover Newton friends and alumni/ae. She has been involved as Chair of the Ecology Ministry on campus and on the ICPL Board. Her humor, impressive speaking skills, commitment to the ANTS mission, and love of a good party combined to serve Andover Newton well. Her creativity and tenacity made Spring Convocation, "Saints' Rest"/Alum Day one of excellence, one to remember. Please wish Kerrie well on her journey of community ministry and service.

Blessings,
Desne

P.S. She's also happy to trade her two wingbacked chairs for an Andover Newton rocking chair...

Desne A. Crossley
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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We Need You For Community Day!
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Dear Community Members,

Next Tuesday, September 26, is ANTS Fall Community Day! Sign up now to participate. You can email me or sign up in the cafeteria this week. You may help clean up a park, paint a room in a children's after school program, work with homeless people in Boston, help an organization get out a mailing, and more. We need you!

The first 200 volunteers receive a T-Shirt. Come and be a part of this! All classes are canceled on Tuesday so that faculty, staff, and students can go "off the hill" to be of service in various communities.

Community day begins with worship at 9:30 am, and ends with a community dinner (you'll be done by 5 pm so if you can't stay for dinner that would be OK). Both lunch and dinner are provided for. Come and be a part of this wonderful new ANTS tradition.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Yoga Monday Mornings
---------------------------

YOGA with Dana Moore, Kripalu Certified Instructor
MTS from Yale Divinity School
Every Monday 8 am in Peck Conference Room
FREE to all students, spouses, staff and faculty (mats available)
Sponsored by Faith Health and Spirituality

Come wake up your sleeping body,
Find a new flexibility and connection to your body,
Discover how you can help alleviate stress,
Learn to breathe through the day,
Find mindfulness through a form of body prayer.

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GLANTS First Meeting
-----------------------------

Wednesday, September 20
Noon to 1 pm
Meetinghouse
Lower Studio

Join us for the first meeting of GLANTS - Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied students at ANTS for this semester. We'll mostly be enjoying having lunch together and reconnecting.

Contact: Erica Baron
Email: ericapbaron@hotmail.com

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CPE Fair
--------------------

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October
11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around
11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All
will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.

Thanks,
Sharon (Thornton)

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Peace Fellowship First Meeting
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Welcome to all new students and to those returning. You are invited
to the first meeting of the Peace Fellowship on Thursday evening
September 21, 5:00-6:00 in the cafeteria (and this date happens to be
the International Day of Peace.) If you cannot attend but wish to
keep in touch, please email me (Cynthia@iecc.com or
cknowles@ants.edu) and ask to be on the email list. We will try to
have some of our meetings at alternate times to accommodate other
schedules. Hope to see you there! (And if you want to learn more
about the International Day of Peace, here is a site:
www.internationaldayofpeace.org)
Cynthia Knowles

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world: indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

“We must live in the virtue of that life and power that takes away
the occasion of all wars.” George Fox

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

Monday, September 18, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 18 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Reminder: Policy for Posting Fliers at ANTS
- A Spiritual Return: Walking the Labyrinth
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Paper Making at Art Night
- A Taste of Italy - Potluck and Pictures

REVIEW:

- Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20
- FYI - Stoddard Entrance Blocked
- Field Education
- Transitions
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE CORRECTION
- Giant Fall Book Sale
- BTI Student Retreat

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Reminder: Policy for Posting Fliers at ANTS
---------------------------------------------------------

Students and other members of the Andover Newton Theological School
community who wish to post fliers may do so without having to receive
permission to post such fliers, providing they follow the following
guidelines:

- Fliers must contain contact information for the group/person posting
the flier.
- Fliers may be posted only on bulletin boards (normally these are
located in building lobbies, hallways, and in the classrooms). However,
students may also post fliers on the inside of residential doors.
- Fliers may not be posted on the phone booth in the quad.
- Fliers must be removed within 48 hours of the event.
- Given the school's commitment to being as environmentally
responsible as possible, we urge that all community members post events
electronically on enews (enews@ants.edu) rather than in paper form.
Karen Brockney also lists all enews events on the school's main
calendar, located on the front page of the ANTS web site.
- Given that Appleton Chase does not have a bulletin board, fliers may
be posted via magnets on the door.
- Fliers may be left on cafeteria tables.

Each week designated staff will walk through buildings and remove fliers
that are not in line with these guidelines. Groups that continue to
violate this policy may have their posting privileges revoked, upon
recommendation by the Academic Dean and the Dean of Students and
Community Life. For questions regarding this policy please contact
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students and Community Life.

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A Spiritual Return: Walking the Labyrinth (JOURNEYS ON THE HILL)
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JOTH Invites HC and ANTS communities to our opening event of the year!

A Spiritual Return: Walking the Labyrinth
Wednesday, September 20th
5-7PM
(includes food and drinks!!!)
Andover Newton Meetinghouse

For more information contact:
Stephanie at sah1205@hotmail.com

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel
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Tuesday, September 19, ANTS Trustee Dorothy Williams will be our guest
preacher. Service is 1-1:45 in the Meetighouse.

Tuesday, September 26, there will be no chapel because of Community Day.

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Paper Making at Art Night
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Art Night this week (Thursday, September 21) will
feature Paper Making.
Learn the basics of making paper
from recycled materials.
It's fun, easy and meditative, and you will end up
with unique paper which you can use in a variety of
ways.

Why not let Art making be your
spiritual practice this semester?

Every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Do your art in a community
of safe, "no rules" artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own.
Free will donation (to provide supplies)

Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with
questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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A Taste of Italy - Potluck and Pictures
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Thursday, September 28th
4:30 pm
Sturtevant

More info:

Description:

Come join us for an Italian potluck dinner (pizza anyone?) - and a slide
show of pictures from Rome, Orvieto and Florence (my summer WOTA class
through Fuller Theological Seminary)

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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In Review
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Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20
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The Student Computer Lab will be closed for faculty training next week
on the following days/times:

Tuesday, Sept. 19
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Karen Brockney
kbrockney@ants.edu

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FYI - Entrance Blocked
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The glass door at the bottom of the wheelchair lift between Stoddard and
Davis will be closed until further notice.

Building & Grounds

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Field Education
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The small group lists for Field Ed Integrative Seminar are posted
outside Worcester 210. You may also call Debbie Craig at ext 316 for
your group assignment.

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Transitions
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Our Faculty Assistant, Ann Jeschke, has decided to resign her position
here at Andover Newton. We wish her well as she seeks new opportunities
elsewhere.

We will immediately begin a search for a new assistant. In the
meanwhile, if you have any project which you would have brought to Ann,
please see David in the Dean's Office. He will work with other members
of the Dean's Team to ensure a smooth transition.

William R. Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE CORRECTION -
Sept. 27
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Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending will
not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a session.

The next session will be held:

Wednesday, September 27 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

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Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
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Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of
the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and
continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be
available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

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BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - October 1
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Spirit-Science-Nature
A BTI Student Retreat for Creation Consciousness
Friday-Sunday: 29 September - 1 October
Camp Wilmot (2 hour drive: near New London, New Hampshire)

Begin the school year with an engaged spiritual journey focused on
caring for the commons and the common good, as you engage nature in a
new way with Professor John Hart (Boston University School of Theology),
Rodney Petersen (BTI Director), and Rob Mark (Camp Wilmot Director and
BU graduate) - and a crew of students from the BTI schools!

Cost $55.00 (payable to the BTI) for two nights lodging in rustic cabin;
5 meals included, with complimentary copy of Sacramental Commons.
Participants should bring warm clothes, sleeping bag, flashlight, and
rucksack with personal items. Additional information will be available
upon registration.

Persons intending to join us in this BTI Retreat should make application
to the BTI
Office (210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459): 617-527-4880;
btioffice@bostontheological.org no later than Friday, 22 September 2006.

Plan to attend now - We are limited in the number of persons who can be
involved in this event!

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

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

Sunday, September 17, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, Sept. 18 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30

Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20

Monday:
- Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day - Monday, Sept. 18
- FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night - Sept, 18

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Walk The Labyrinth - WEDS
- JOURNEYS ON THE HILL - Sept. 20
- Seminarians for Choice - Weds., Sept. 20
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship

Thursday:
- Thursday Art Night
- Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us - Starts Sept. 21

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Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
--------------------------
Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of
the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and
continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be
available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

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Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20
----------------------------------------------------
The Student Computer Lab will be closed for faculty training next week
on the following days/times:

Tuesday, Sept. 19
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Karen Brockney
kbrockney@ants.edu

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Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day - Monday, Sept. 18
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Monday, September 18 is Constitution Day!

The United States celebrates Constitution Day this Monday, September
18th to increase the awareness of Americans about our Constitution. As
a school receiving federal funds, ANTS is required to help celebrate
this day. As a public school, Hebrew College is also asked to
participate in the celebration. This year Hebrew College has invited us
to join them in a celebration of Constitution Day.

This Monday at 2 pm, General Colin Powell will lead a nationwide
recitation of the Preamble, aired live from Washington D. C. The
presentation will take for 7 - 10 minutes. This year's recitation will
be dedicated to and honor members of the military around the world.

Please join us for this program. We will air this presentation LIVE in
Berenson Hall at Hebrew College (if you go into the main entrance and
down the stairs you will see Berenson Hall). Please arrive by 1:55 pm.

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FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night - Sept, 18
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Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m.

The Film and TV Fellowship will be continuing our screenings of the
sci-fi show Doctor Who semester, beginning this Monday at 9pm. We will
be kicking off the semester with the premiere of the much acclaimed new
series which began last year. For fans of science fiction, Doctor Who is
a series that cannot be missed! This British institution, which began
its run in 1963, has been the recipient of countless awards, including
this year's Hugo award for best science fiction. Doctor Who is a
poignant, witty, and exciting adventure for all.

Watch for other Film and TV events coming soon, and please join us on
ANTS Connect for the latest updates and announcements.

Contacts: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu
Carol Hayward: CHayward@ants.edu

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesdays
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1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse
Tuesday, September 19, ANTS Trustee Dorothy Williams will be our guest
preacher. Service is 1-1:45 in the Meetighouse.

Tuesday, September 26, there will be no chapel because of Community
Day.

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FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
--------------------------------------------
Office Hours at the FHS Center in STurtevant
Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at DHonen@ants.edu for
more information

Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries,
bgillaus@ants.edu

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Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
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Beginning September 13
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
In the Meditation Room (Room 37), Third floor Sturtevant
Every Wednesday morning during the semester there will be a time of
morning prayer and meditation led by Brita Gill-Austern. No previous
experience in meditation necessary.

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Seminarians for Choice - Weds., Sept. 20
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A Project of the Clergy for Choice Network
of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

-Are you interested in Reproductive Choice?
-Do you want to learn about or help create awareness of the religious
pro-choice position and religious freedom?
-Do you want to develop pastoral skills for companioning people in
the throes of reproductive choices and learn to honor the complexities
of
the issue rather than contributing to its polarization?
-Would you like to develop a prophetic voice on the issue of
reproductive choice, including comprehensive sexuality education,
access to
medical care, and respect for the moral capacity of women to make their
own
decisions about choice?

If so please join us for an organizational meeting to gauge interest
in
creating a Seminarians for Choice group on campus.

Noon, Wed., Sept. 20
Small Dining Hall (just off the main dining hall)
Feel free to bring your lunch!

If you're interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please contact
us
directly

Emily Melcher
emilymelcher@comcast.net
617-489-7954

Carmen Emerson
rev2bcme@verizon.net
617-459-1679

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The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15
In the Meetinghouse
Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the
Meetinghouse. All welcome! No singing experience necessary! Most
Wednesdays, the song we learn and rehearse will also be the anthem in
that day's Community Chapel (1pm in Colby). So come out and support
community singing, and let a joyful noise resound from the Hill!
Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton:
mboulton@ants.edu.

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Community Worship - Wednesday, Sept. 20
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Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.
Worship leader: Episcopalian Student Fellowship hosts the Rt. Rev.
Gordon P. Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western
Massachusetts

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Open Labyrinth Walks - WEDS
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Wednesdays
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling
MBays@ants.edu or TStirling@ants.edu

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JOURNEYS ON THE HILL - Sept. 20
-------------------------------
Invites HC and ANTS communities to our opening event of the year!

A Spiritual Return: Walking the Labyrinth
Wednesday, September 20th
5-7PM
(includes food and drinks!!!)
Andover Newton Meetinghouse

For more information contact:
Stephanie at sah1205@hotmail.com

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Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us - Starts Sept. 21
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A Group Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
Six 2 hour sessions. Group size limited to 8 participants.

Andover Newton Theological School, Sturtevant Hall:Center for FHS,Third
floor, room 32
Thursdays: 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 10 AM - Noon

OR

Harvard Divinity School (location to be announced)
Thursdays: 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 10 AM - Noon

Cost for 6 sessions: Sliding Scale: $40 - $80

This is a unique opportunity to explore your own spiritual life and to
learn more about accompanying others on their spiritual journeys. The
group is appropriate for theists and non-theists. Following the
tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, as well as Buddhist
practices, the groups will focus on self-discovery as a path to noticing
and responding to the life-giving energy called "God." Our journey
together will consider and explore what is Real and open ourselves to
embracing Mystery.

Directed by The Rev. Jade Angelica, certified spiritual director,
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Rev. Angelica received her
MDiv from HDS in 1992, is a UU Community Minister and is currently
enrolled in the DMin program for Faith Health and Spirituality at ANTS.

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525
or jangelica@uuma.org). Financial assistance is available if needed.

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Thursday Art Night - Sept. 21 - Paper MAking
-----------------------------
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Art Night this week (Thursday, September 21) will feature Paper Making.
Learn the basics of making paper from recycled materials. It's fun,
easy and meditative, and you will end up with unique paper which you can
use in a variety of ways.

Featuring Beginners' Mosaic Technique(all tools and materials
supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, "no rules"
artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to
provide supplies)

Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions.
(joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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

Friday, September 15, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 15, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

The Event Board is a weekly listing of outside events of interest to the
Andover Newton Community. It is publsihed on Friday afternoons.

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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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WORKSHOP: "FINDING GOD IN SEMINARY" - Sept. 23
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September 23, 2006 (Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm)
One of the ironies of theological education - engaging in study of and
about God - is that God often seems to disappear in the process. This
workshop will offer practical guidance for those who wish to deepen
their relationship with God in prayer in the context of their seminary
education.
Led by Brs. CURTIS ALMQUIST and DAVID VRYHOF
Suggested fee: $75 ($40 for full-time students)

At the Monastery Guesthouse of the Society of St. John the Evangelist,
an Episcopal Monastery in Cambridge, www.ssje.org

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New Orleans Work Trips
---------------------------------
Offering Light & Life in New Orleans

The Worcester Area Mission Society, UCC, in
cooperation with the Massachusetts Conference is
organizing work trips to New Orleans with our partner
church, Good Shepherd UCC.

Upcoming trips are:

November 11 - 18, 2006

January 6 - 13, 2007

January 13 - 16, 2007

April 14 - 21, 2007

More info: http://www.wamsucc.org

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Haystack 200th Anniversary - Sept. 22-24
------------------------------------
On an August afternoon in 1806, five Williams College students met in a
field, as was their habit, to talk and pray and, like so many young
people, to dream of a better world. When a sudden thunderstorm
interrupted, they sought shelter under a haystack - and there resolved
to offer their lives, in the name of Jesus Christ, to carry their faith
into service "into all the world."

From such humble beginnings the American foreign missions movement was
born.

This fall, Williams College and Williamstown's First Congregational
Church celebrate this important anniversary with a weekend-long
celebration September 22 - 24, 2006 on the Williams College campus in
northwestern, Massachusetts.

or more information on this great moment in church history, contact Ken
Swenson at swenson@tabcom.org. (781) 320-8100, ext. 110 or visit
haystack.williams.edu.

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Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethic - Oct 3.
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Mercy Center Conference and Retreat Center in Madison CT
More info: http://www.mercyctrmadison.com/events/eventsview.asp

with Margaret Farley, RSM , a professor of bioethics at Yale Divinity
School
Tuesday evening, October 3, 2006, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Wednesday,
October 4, 2006, 9:30am - 3:00 p.m.
Through a series of presentations, small group discussion and time for
individual reflection, this overnight retreat with Margaret Farley, one
of American Christianity's foremost ethicists, offers a unique
opportunity to reflect more deeply on questions of goodness and justice
in sexual relationships.
Based on her latest book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual
Ethics, this program is designed for both professionals and laypersons.

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Working From Within: Personal Spirituality and the Healthcare
Professional - OCt. 21
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mercy Center Conference and Retreat Center in Madison CT
More info: http://www.mercyctrmadison.com/events/eventsview.asp

with Kathleen Duffy, RN, MA and Katherine Marschall, MD
October 21 9-4 p.m. This will be a day of prayer, discussion and
reflection for health care professionals, to assist in identifying and
expanding the spiritual dimensions of their work. We will explore
personal and professional experiences as well as the theology and lived
reality of the suffering we daily encounter.

--------------------------------------------
Save the Date - BTI Dinner and Lecture - Tuesday October 3
---------------------------------------------
Please be sure to save the date of October 3 for the annual BTI dinner
and lecture, this year to be co-hosted with Episcopal Divinity School.
Our theme and general venue is as follows:

From Conflict to Communion:

Exploring a Sabbath Way of Life

Tuesday - October 3, 2006

Host: Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass. together with

the Schools of the Boston Theological Institute

and the National Lord's Day Alliance

Featuring: Marva Dawn, The Sense of the Call. A Sabbath Way of Life for
Those Who Serve God, the Church, and the World (Eerdmans, 2006); and
Tom Porter, ed., From Conflict to Communion (Methodist Press, 2006).

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Before the Amen: Resources for Worship - Seeking Contributions
-------------------------------------------
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

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The Bluegrass Gospel Project - OCt. 6
-----------------------------------
in concert to benefit
Ecclesia Ministries
providing spiritual community to homeless people since 1994

Friday, October 6, 2006 at 7:30pm
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street (Copley Square), Boston

$15 General Admission / $50 Preferred Seating

for tickets, please mail check to:
Ecclesia Ministries 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
phone 617-247-4927
www.Ecclesia-Ministries.org
www.BluegrassGospelProject.com

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Islam: A Look at the Intersection of Religion, Culture, and Politics -
Oct. 23
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A Lunch Time Lecture with Salma Kazmi of the Islamic Center of Boston

Recognizing that many Americans are unfamiliar with Islam, Episcopal
Divinity School is sponsoring Islam: A Look at the Intersection of
Religion, Culture, and Politics, a lunch time lecture and discussion on
Monday, October 23, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm with Salma Kazmi,
assistant director of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB). In this
lecture, Kazmi will help people see the distinctions between the Islamic
faith, differences in cultural practice among the millions of Muslims
in the world today, and the use of faith in political movements.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch may be purchased in
the EDS refectory.

For more information on this event please contact Craig Maynard at
cmaynard@eds.edu. Participants are encouraged to take public
transportation as parking is limited. Washburn Hall is handicap
accessible.

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Upcoming Events From Pastoral Excellence Program, MACUCC
--------------------------------------------
Narrative Approaches to Deep Change
with Rev. Dr. Larry Peers
Thursday, October 12, 2006
at Edwards House on the MACUCC's Framingham grounds

Small Church Vitality
A day long workshop with David Ray for pastor-lay teams
Saturday, October 21, 2006
at the Congregational Church of Weston

Preaching for Advent and Christmas
with Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton
A workshop for clergy, seminarians, and students in care
Thursday, November 2, 2006
at the Congregational Church of Needham

More info:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/UpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm

contact Kris LoFrumento for more information or with questions
508-875-5233 x274 OR lofrumentok@macucc.org

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News from TABCOM - American Baptist CHurches of Massachusetts
-------------------------------------------
FACE TO FACE: November 4, 2006
Face to Face is an opportunity for initial contact between church
search
committees in New England seeking a full-time pastor with clergy
available
for relocation, seminary seniors or graduates in the ordination
process.
This one-day event, sponsored by the New England regions, will be held
at
the Church in the Acres, Springfield, MA on November 4. Candidates and
Search Committees will meet for an initial interview of about 45
minutes.
There will be opportunities for up to 5 interviews during the day. You
must
bring an up-to-date ABPS profile to the meeting.

International Day of Prayer for Peace - Sept. 21
All are invited to pray for peace in the world on Thursday, September
21st.
Sponsored by the World Council of Churches in emphasis of their Decade
to
Overcame Violence (2001-2010), The International Day of Prayer for
Peace
is an opportunity for Christians across the globe to gather, singly or
in small
and large groups, to pray to God remembering the power and promise of
peace.
For more information and resources available to download, visit the
WCC's
Web site at
http://overcomingviolence.org/en/about-the-dov/international-day-of-prayer-for-peace.
html

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 15, 2006

NEW
- Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20
- FYI - Entrance Blocked
- Cafeteria
- Field Education
- Transitions
- UCC Fellowship Announcement
- Orlando E. Costas Program Lecture: Dr. Maria Teresa Davila - Oct. 10
- Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us - Starts Sept. 21
- Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov.
10, 11, 12

REVIEW:
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE
CORRECTION AGAIN- Sept. 27
- Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day - Monday, Sept. 18
- FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night - Sept, 18
- BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - October 1

----------------------------------------------------
Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20
----------------------------------------------------
The Student Computer Lab will be closed for faculty training next week
on the following days/times:

Tuesday, Sept. 19
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Karen Brockney
kbrockney@ants.edu

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FYI - Entrance Blocked
--------------------------------------
The glass door at the bottom of the wheelchair lift between Stoddard
and Davis will be closed until further notice.

Building & Grounds

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Cafeteria
-------------------------------
If you need to be in touch with Liz in Food Services, please contact
her at ext 303. The computer in the cafeteria is not working......

-------------------------------
Field Education
-------------------------------
The small group lists for Field Ed Integrative Seminar are posted
outside Worcester 210. You may also call Debbie Craig at ext 316 for
your group assignment.

--------------------------------
Transitions
--------------------------------
Our Faculty Assistant, Ann Jeschke, has decided to resign her position
here at Andover Newton. We wish her well as she seeks new opportunities
elsewhere.

We will immediately begin a search for a new assistant. In the
meanwhile, if you have any project which you would have brought to Ann,
please see David in the Dean's Office. He will work with other members
of the Dean's Team to ensure a smooth transition.

William R. Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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UCC Fellowship Announcement
----------------------------------
Greetings from the UCC Fellowship at ANTS

Meeting Announcement

We have had a wonderful response so far in support of the UCC
Fellowship at ANTS! Several people have come forward to volunteer as
small group facilitators and thirty of you have indicated an interest
in receiving fellowship news by e-mail!

We anticipate that small discussion groups will begin meeting during
the week of September 24, rather than the earlier date some of you have
seen in the brochure.

Students who wish to be included in e-mail announcements about UCC
Fellowship meetings and events should send an email to Cindy at
cstasko@ants.edu so she can add to the group list. Kindly write
"UCC" in the subject heading.

Please include the following information:
Name, Program and, if you are planning to graduate next May

Student volunteers are still needed to facilitate small discussion
groups for one hour, three times during the semester. We will provide
an agenda, list of discussion topics, web resources and an activity in
advance of each meeting. To volunteer or to request more information,
e-mail Cindy and write "facilitator" in the subject heading. New
students are strongly encouraged to volunteer!

Blessings,

Cindy Stasko and Char Corbett, Co-moderators and Dean Edward
LeFrancois, Treasurer

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Orlando E. Costas Program Lecture: Dr. Maria Teresa Davila - Oct. 10
---------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Peck Conference Room

Dr. Maria Teresa Davila, Ph.D., Boston College will speak on "Latino/a
Ethics and U.S. Civil Society: Notes on Shaping Christian Moral
Identity for Dialogue and Change."

The lecture event is free, and all are invited. Refreshments and snacks
will be offered.

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Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us - Starts Sept. 21
-----------------------------------------------
A Group Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
Six 2 hour sessions. Group size limited to 8 participants.

Andover Newton Theological School, Sturtevant Hall:Center for FHS,Third
floor, room 32
Thursdays: 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 10 AM - Noon

OR

Harvard Divinity School (location to be announced)
Thursdays: 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 10 AM - Noon

Cost for 6 sessions: Sliding Scale: $40 - $80

This is a unique opportunity to explore your own spiritual life and to
learn more about accompanying others on their spiritual journeys. The
group is appropriate for theists and non-theists. Following the
tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, as well as Buddhist
practices, the groups will focus on self-discovery as a path to
noticing and responding to the life-giving energy called "God." Our
journey together will consider and explore what is Real and open
ourselves to embracing Mystery.

Directed by The Rev. Jade Angelica, certified spiritual director,
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Rev. Angelica received her
MDiv from HDS in 1992, is a UU Community Minister and is currently
enrolled in the DMin program for Faith Health and Spirituality at
ANTS.

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525
or jangelica@uuma.org). Financial assistance is available if needed.

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Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov.
10, 11, 12
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Weekend Workshop
Offered by Andover Newton Theological School
and Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service

Save the dates!

November 10,11,12, 2006

Friday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Optional evening programs

This Engaging Nonviolence workshop explores the power of creative,
spiritually grounded nonviolence principles and practices for the
purpose of personal and social transformation. It is a program for both
those who are beginning to explore nonviolence as a tool for building
beloved community, and those who are already living nonviolence and
wish to build capacity and ground their nonviolence practice and vision
more deeply with others.

Official registration begins in September through Andover Newton
Theological School. To be included in future mailings and reserve a
place, please contact L.R. Berger at Pace e Bene via
LRBerger@paceebene.org or 603-496-1056.

Sponsored by Faith, Health, and Spirituality and The Peace Fellowship
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/111006nonviolence.htm

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Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE CORRECTION
- Sept. 27
---------------------------------------------------------
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending
will not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a
session.

The next session will be held:

Wednesday, September 27 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

----------------------------------------------------
Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day - Monday, Sept. 18
----------------------------------------------------
Monday, September 18 is Constitution Day!

The United States celebrates Constitution Day this Monday, September
18th to increase the awareness of Americans about our Constitution.
As a school receiving federal funds, ANTS is required to help celebrate
this day. As a public school, Hebrew College is also asked to
participate in the celebration. This year Hebrew College has invited
us to join them in a celebration of Constitution Day.

This Monday at 2 pm, General Colin Powell will lead a nationwide
recitation of the Preamble, aired live from Washington D. C. The
presentation will take for 7 - 10 minutes. This year's recitation will
be dedicated to and honor members of the military around the world.

Please join us for this program. We will air this presentation LIVE in
Berenson Hall at Hebrew College (if you go into the main entrance and
down the stairs you will see Berenson Hall). Please arrive by 1:55 pm.

In honor of the Jewish presence in America, amply provided for by the
Constitution, the Library at Hebrew College has prepared a list of
books relating to Jews in America. Since last week, the library has
showcased these books; selected titles will be on display in Berenson
Hall from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. and in the library for the month of
September. Please check them out if interested!

Material regarding the American government, Constitution, and Jews in
America will also be available to browse or take with you.

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students at ANTS
Miriam Leah Droz, Hebrew College Library

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FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night - Sept, 18
--------------------------------------------------
Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m.

The Film and TV Fellowship will be continuing our screenings of the
sci-fi show Doctor Who semester, beginning this Monday at 9pm. We will
be kicking off the semester with the premiere of the much acclaimed new
series which began last year. For fans of science fiction, Doctor Who
is a series that cannot be missed! This British institution, which
began its run in 1963, has been the recipient of countless awards,
including this year's Hugo award for best science fiction. Doctor Who is
a poignant, witty, and exciting adventure for all.

Watch for other Film and TV events coming soon, and please join us on
ANTS Connect for the latest updates and announcements.

Contacts: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu
Carol Hayward: CHayward@ants.edu

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BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - October 1
----------------------------------
Spirit-Science-Nature
A BTI Student Retreat for Creation Consciousness
Friday-Sunday: 29 September - 1 October
Camp Wilmot (2 hour drive: near New London, New Hampshire)

Begin the school year with an engaged spiritual journey focused on
caring for the commons and the common good, as you engage nature in a
new way with Professor John Hart (Boston University School of
Theology), Rodney Petersen (BTI Director), and Rob Mark (Camp Wilmot
Director and BU graduate) - and a crew of students from the BTI
schools!

Cost $55.00 (payable to the BTI) for two nights lodging in rustic
cabin; 5 meals included, with complimentary copy of Sacramental
Commons. Participants should bring warm clothes, sleeping bag,
flashlight, and rucksack with personal items. Additional information
will be available upon registration.

Persons intending to join us in this BTI Retreat should make
application to the BTI
Office (210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459): 617-527-4880;
btioffice@bostontheological.org no later than Friday, 22 September
2006.

Plan to attend now - We are limited in the number of persons who can be
involved in this event!

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

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

Thursday, September 14, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 14, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE CORRECTION
- Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day
- FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night
- Preaching for Advent and Christmas
- BTI Student Retreat
- JOIN CITY MISSION SOCIETY'S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

IN REVIEW:

- BTI Newsletter Available Online
- Art Studio Space
- Mandala Meditation Group
- The ANTS Community Choir: Come make a joyful noise!
- Community Chapel Schedule Fall 2006
- Giant Fall Book Sale
- Labyrinth Walks
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference

---------------------------------------------------------
Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE CORRECTION -
Sept. 26
---------------------------------------------------------
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending will
not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a session.

The next session will be held:

Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

----------------------------------------------------
Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day
----------------------------------------------------

Monday, September 18 is Constitution Day!

The United States celebrates Constitution Day this Monday, September
18th to increase the awareness of Americans about our Constitution. As
a school receiving federal funds, ANTS is required to help celebrate
this day. As a public school, Hebrew College is also asked to
participate in the celebration. This year Hebrew College has invited us
to join them in a celebration of Constitution Day.

This Monday at 2 pm, General Colin Powell will lead a nationwide
recitation of the Preamble, aired live from Washington D. C. The
presentation will take for 7 - 10 minutes. This year's recitation will
be dedicated to and honor members of the military around the world.

Please join us for this program. We will air this presentation LIVE in
Berenson Hall at Hebrew College (if you go into the main entrance and
down the stairs you will see Berenson Hall). Please arrive by 1:55 pm.

In honor of the Jewish presence in America, amply provided for by the
Constitution, the Library at Hebrew College has prepared a list of books
relating to Jews in America. Since last week, the library has
showcased these books; selected titles will be on display in Berenson
Hall from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. and in the library for the month of
September. Please check them out if interested!

Material regarding the American government, Constitution, and Jews in
America will also be available to browse or take with you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Mission of "Constitution Day," from
http://www.constitutionday.com/Html/mission.html:
Our Mission is to perpetuate the Constitution to each succeeding
generation. To promote the annual national simultaneous recitation of
the Preamble across all of America, especially in the schools. To
involve all the 50 states in the roll call of states in the order they
ratified the Constitution or were admitted to the Union. To educate each
new generation to the uniqueness and brilliance of our Constitution, the
most perfect governmental document conceived by man. To show the need to
protect and defend it to maintain our liberties.

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students at ANTS
Miriam Leah Droz, Hebrew College Library

--------------------------------------------------
FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night
--------------------------------------------------

The Film and TV Fellowship will be continuing our screenings of the
sci-fi show Doctor Who semester, beginning this Monday at 9pm. We will
be kicking off the semester with the premiere of the much acclaimed new
series which began last year. For fans of science fiction, Doctor Who is
a series that cannot be missed! This British institution, which began
its run in 1963, has been the recipient of countless awards, including
this year's Hugo award for best science fiction. Doctor Who is a
poignant, witty, and exciting adventure for all.

Watch for other Film and TV events coming soon, and please join us on
ANTS Connect for the latest updates and announcements.

Contacts: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu
Carol Hayward: CHayward@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------
Preaching for Advent and Christmas - Nov. 2
-----------------------------------------
November 2, 2006
Congregational Church of Needham, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

A hands-on, preaching workshop for clergy, seminarians and students in
care Led by Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton, associate pastor at Hope
Church in Jamaica Plain and Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching
at Andover Newton Theological School.

Take some time out of your busy schedule to gain a deeper theological
understanding of this liturgical season and to put together a
personalized schedule of ideas for preaching through Advent and
Christmas.

More info:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/UpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm#preaching

----------------------------------
BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - October 1
----------------------------------
Spirit-Science-Nature
A BTI Student Retreat for Creation Consciousness
Friday-Sunday: 29 September - 1 October
Camp Wilmot (2 hour drive: near New London, New Hampshire)

Begin the school year with an engaged spiritual journey focused on
caring for the commons and the common good, as you engage nature in a
new way with Professor John Hart (Boston University School of Theology),
Rodney Petersen (BTI Director), and Rob Mark (Camp Wilmot Director and
BU graduate) - and a crew of students from the BTI schools!

Cost $55.00 (payable to the BTI) for two nights lodging in rustic cabin;
5 meals included, with complimentary copy of Sacramental Commons.
Participants should bring warm clothes, sleeping bag, flashlight, and
rucksack with personal items. Additional information will be available
upon registration.

Persons intending to join us in this BTI Retreat should make application
to the BTI
Office (210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459): 617-527-4880;
btioffice@bostontheological.org no later than Friday, 22 September 2006.

Plan to attend now - We are limited in the number of persons who can be
involved in this event!

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

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JOIN CITY MISSION SOCIETY'S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! - October 1
---------------------------------------------------------
October 1
1:00 p.m.
Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston

You are invited to participate in a joyful commemoration of City Mission
Society's 190 years of service to the Greater Boston community on Sunday
October 1st. We will gather at Old South Church in Boston's Copley
Square at 3:00 p.m. to hear keynote speaker, Reverend Liz Walker,
Executive Producer and Host of Sunday with Liz Walker on CBS4, and a
graduate of Harvard Divinity School.

The afternoon will be filled with live music, spirited preaching,
creative worship, and great food!

Founded by Boston's Congregational churches, City Mission Society is the
oldest multi-service agency in New England. We continue to minister to
the Boston community today through creative programming that addresses
residents' needs, including: crisis intervention, youth enrichment
activities, criminal justice and prison ministry, and service projects
for urban and suburban youth and adults.

City Mission Society also holds its annual Christmas Shop program in
partnership with area UCC churches.

Please celebrate this joyful and historical occasion with us, and share
this information with others so that they can join in our celebration.

For additional information, please visit our website: www.cmsboston.org
or contact Rev. June R. Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission
Society at (617) 742-6830 x202 or information@cmsboston.org.

****************************************************************
In Review
****************************************************************

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BTI Newsletter Available Online - Sept. 11
--------------------------------------
The BTI newsletter and back issues are available on-line at:
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Art Studio Space
------------------------------

There is a very limited amount of studio space on
campus available for visual artists. To be considered
for a space, please submit (via email or in person) a
letter stating your art form, media you will be using,
space requirements, whether you would be willing to
share a space with another person, special
requirements you may have, and in general why you
think you should be considered for a space. Please
submit these letters to Joy (Resident Teaching Artist)
at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com who will review these
application with Prof. Mark Burrows (Director of the
Theology Arts Program) and let you know about final
decisions.

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Mandala Meditation Group
--------------------------------

Presented by the FHS Visual Arts Ministry
Facilitated by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Come explore the healing and integrative nature of
mandala creation. Mandala, which means "circle" or
"sacred wholeness" in the Sanskrit language, is a
circular creation that can be drawn, painted, collaged
or even danced. Mandala art has been used in nearly
every place and time in the history of the world as a
means of personal growth, spiritual transformation,
healing and as a way to connect to earth's energy and
the wisdom of nature. Both in their creation and as a
focus for meditation, mandalas point us to a center
within each of us by which everything is ordered.
Mandala creation within this small group
will strive to be safe, centering and creative.

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit
to being at all five sessions
Advance sign-up requested with Joy at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

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The ANTS Community Choir: Come make a joyful noise!
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the
Meetinghouse. All welcome! No singing experience necessary! Most
Wednesdays, the song we learn and rehearse will also be the anthem in
that day's Community Chapel (1pm in Colby). So come out and support
community singing, and let a joyful noise resound from the Hill!
Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

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Community Chapel Schedule - Fall Semester 2006
--------------------------------------------------
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

Sept 13: Convocation

Sept 20: Episcopalian Student Fellowship hosts the Rt. Rev. Gordon P.
Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Sept 27: Matthew Myer Boulton

Oct 4: Sarah Drummond (Field Education Commissioning Service)

Oct 11: GLANTS (Gays and Lesbians at ANTS) Service

Oct 18: WRAP (Working Class Student Group) Service

Oct 25: UUA Service

Nov 1: Mark Burrows (All Saints Day Service)

Nov 8: Greg Mobley

Nov 15: Sharon Thornton

Nov 29: Brita Gill-Austern (Global AIDS Day Service)

Dec 6: Daniel Jeyaraj

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Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
--------------------------
Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of
the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and
continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be
available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

----------------------------------------------
Labyrinth Walks
----------------------------------------------

Wednesday, September 13

From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Meetinghouse

The open labyrinth walks will continue throughout the semester on
Wednesday nights from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. In
addition, special labyrinth walks will be scheduled on alternative days
and times. Watch ANTS Student E-News for details!

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling

MBays@ants.edu or TStirling@ants.edu

-----------------------------------
Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference - Sept.
17-18
------------------------------------

REGISTER by SEPT. 8

Sponsored by Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and
Boston College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times

Jewish and Christian Perspectives

September 17-18, 2006

at Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and Boston College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) has become an icon of resistance and
moral courage. As a pastor and teacher, he was one of the earliest
Protestants to speak out against Nazism and summon his church to oppose
it. As a resistance figure executed for his role in the conspiracy
against the Nazi regime, his prison writings later inspired Christians
throughout the world.

What is Bonhoeffer's legacy for the Jewish-Christian relationship today?
His record of political opposition to Nazism is clear. Does his
contribution to Christian ethical reflection and activism have
implications for non-Christians? What is Bonhoeffer's place as a
theological and political figure in the legacy of the Holocaust? In this
conference, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant scholars will reflect on
his witness and its legacy for our times.

Sunday, September 17

at Andover-Newton Theological School, Stoddard Hall

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Bonhoeffer, the Jewish People, and Post-Holocaust Theology

-Victoria Barnett, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

-Stephen Haynes, Rhodes College

-Moderator/Responder: Shai Held, Jewish Theological Seminary

Registration by September 8, 2006 is required.

More event venues and registration:

http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/meta-elements/texts/center/conferences/bonhoeffer.htm

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Art Studio Space
- Mandala Meditation Group
- The ANTS Community Choir: Come make a joyful noise!

IN REVIEW:

- Community Chapel Schedule Fall 2006
- Bookstore Closing Wednesdays for Chapel
- Join Rally On Darfur Genocide
- Looking for a way to stay or get FIT? BC Recplex
- Giant Fall Book Sale
- ANTS Connect Q and A Session
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session

------------------------------
Art Studio Space
------------------------------

There is a very limited amount of studio space on
campus available for visual artists. To be considered
for a space, please submit (via email or in person) a
letter stating your art form, media you will be using,
space requirements, whether you would be willing to
share a space with another person, special
requirements you may have, and in general why you
think you should be considered for a space. Please
submit these letters to Joy (Resident Teaching Artist)
at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com who will review these
application with Prof. Mark Burrows (Director of the
Theology Arts Program) and let you know about final
decisions.

--------------------------------
Mandala Meditation Group
--------------------------------

Presented by the FHS Visual Arts Ministry
Facilitated by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Come explore the healing and integrative nature of
mandala creation. Mandala, which means "circle" or
"sacred wholeness" in the Sanskrit language, is a
circular creation that can be drawn, painted, collaged
or even danced. Mandala art has been used in nearly
every place and time in the history of the world as a
means of personal growth, spiritual transformation,
healing and as a way to connect to earth's energy and
the wisdom of nature. Both in their creation and as a
focus for meditation, mandalas point us to a center
within each of us by which everything is ordered.
Mandala creation within this small group
will strive to be safe, centering and creative.

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit
to being at all five sessions
Advance sign-up requested with Joy at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

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The ANTS Community Choir: Come make a joyful noise!
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the
Meetinghouse. All welcome! No singing experience necessary! Most
Wednesdays, the song we learn and rehearse will also be the anthem in
that day's Community Chapel (1pm in Colby). So come out and support
community singing, and let a joyful noise resound from the Hill!
Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

****************************************************************
In Review
****************************************************************

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Community Chapel Schedule - Fall Semester 2006
--------------------------------------------------
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

Sept 13: Convocation

Sept 20: Episcopalian Student Fellowship hosts the Rt. Rev. Gordon P.
Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Sept 27: Matthew Myer Boulton

Oct 4: Sarah Drummond (Field Education Commissioning Service)

Oct 11: GLANTS (Gays and Lesbians at ANTS) Service

Oct 18: WRAP (Working Class Student Group) Service

Oct 25: UUA Service

Nov 1: Mark Burrows (All Saints Day Service)

Nov 8: Greg Mobley

Nov 15: Sharon Thornton

Nov 29: Brita Gill-Austern (Global AIDS Day Service)

Dec 6: Daniel Jeyaraj

--------------------------------------------------
Bookstore Closing Wednesdays for Chapel
--------------------------------------------------

The bookstore will close throughout the semester on Wednesdays for
Chapel. Come along with us to worship!

--------------------------------------------------
Join Rally On Darfur Genocide
--------------------------------------------------

Professor Or Rose (at Hebrew College) is taking a group of students to
the Sep. 17th rally in NYC against the genocide in Darfur. He has
rented a bus (47 seats) that will be leaving from the HC parking lot at
8am and returning at 11pm. He would like ANTS students and faculty to
join him. At present he has 10 seats available for ANTS participants.

To participate in this important opportunity please contact Prof. Rose
directly at ORose@hebrewcollege.edu

Thanks,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------------------------------------------
Looking for a way to stay or get FIT? BC Recplex
------------------------------------------------------------

Looking for a way to stay or get FIT?

Join the Boston College Recreation Complex
-- a special offer through Andover Newton --

-- Just a 5 minute drive from ANTS Campus --

Check out www.bc.edu/plex

Cost per person:
Students/Faculty/Staff and/or your spouse:
$140 per semester
$260 per academic year (Sept - May) (Summer 07 rates available next
year)
or $320 per full year

OR: $5 per visit (you still need an ID, but no membership fee is
required)

How to Sign Up:

Call or email Darrick Jackson (617-964-1100 ext. 289 or
djackson@ants.edu) with your
1) name, 2) social security number and 3) email or phone number.

Once ANTS has notified BC that you wish to join, you can obtain a B.C.
Rec Plex ID Card, pay your membership fee, and start working out.
Darrick will give you more detailed instructions about how and where to
do this after you contact him.

--------------------------
Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
--------------------------
Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of
the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and
continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be
available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

---------------------------------
ANTS Connect Q and A Session - 9/14
---------------------------------
Thursday, Sept. 14
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab

Do you have questions about your ANTS connect account? Do you need a
demonstration of
how to send mail, use a discussion forum, or join a group?

Karen Brockney will be in the Computer Lab from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on
Thursday this week to answer your questions.

---------------------------------------------------------
Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED - Sept.
26
---------------------------------------------------------
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending will
not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a session.

The next session will be held:

Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 12, 2006

PLEASE NOTE: Today's E-News is being sent out very late due to the ANTS mail server being down.

In this message:

NEW:

- Theologians Under Hitler
- Bookstore Closing Wednesdays for Chapel
- Rally for Darfur Genocide
- Prayer Request
- Looking to get Fit? BC RecPlex
- Labyrinth Walk

IN REVIEW:

- A Joyful Beginning: Walk The Labyrinth
- Denominational Get Connected Day
- Opening Convocation
- Giant Fall Book Sale
- ANTS COnnect Q and A Session
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session
- Community Chapel SChedule - Fall Semester 2006

*--------------------------------------
Theologians Under Hitler - October 5
*---------------------------------------
October 5, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

A New Documentary Film Based on the book by Robert P. Ericksen

A Special Viewing of this New Film
Followed by a Panel Discussion

Emanuel Hirsch, Gerhard Kittel and Paul Althaus were three of the most prominent Christian scholars in twentieth century Germany. They were also outspoken supporters of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. How did this happen? What relationship exists between their political choices and their scholarship? This provocative film asks questions that are of importance for every community of theological education.

Panel Members
Prof. Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School
Prof. Sharon Thornton, Andover Newton Theological School
Prof. Dick Pierard, Gordon College
Professor Rick Lints, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Moderator, Prof. Mark Heim, Andover Newton

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Society and The Boston Theological Institute

--------------------------------------------------
Bookstore Closing Wednesdays for Chapel
--------------------------------------------------

The bookstore will close throughout the semester on Wednesdays for Chapel. Come along with us to worship!

--------------------------------------------------
Join Rally On Darfur Genocide
--------------------------------------------------

Professor Or Rose (at Hebrew College) is taking a group of students to the Sep. 17th rally in NYC against the genocide in Darfur. He has rented a bus (47 seats) that will be leaving from the HC parking lot at 8am and returning at 11pm. He would like ANTS students and faculty to join him. At present he has 10 seats available for ANTS participants.

To participate in this important opportunity please contact Prof. Rose directly at ORose@hebrewcollege.edu

Thanks,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Prayer Request
----------------------

Dear ANTS Community Members,

Please keep Nicole Polychrones and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Nicole's mother passed away on September 5. She is grateful for your support.

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------------------------------------------
Looking for a way to stay or get FIT? BC Recplex
------------------------------------------------------------

Looking for a way to stay or get FIT?

Join the Boston College Recreation Complex
-- a special offer through Andover Newton --

-- Just a 5 minute drive from ANTS Campus --

Check out www.bc.edu/plex

Cost per person:
Students/Faculty/Staff and/or your spouse:
$140 per semester
$260 per academic year (Sept - May) (Summer 07 rates available next year)
or $320 per full year

OR: $5 per visit (you still need an ID, but no membership fee is required)

How to Sign Up:

Call or email Darrick Jackson (617-964-1100 ext. 289 or djackson@ants.edu) with your
1) name, 2) social security number and 3) email or phone number.

Once ANTS has notified BC that you wish to join, you can obtain a B.C. Rec Plex ID Card, pay your membership fee, and start working out. Darrick will give you more detailed instructions about how and where to do this after you contact him.

-----------------------------------
Labyrinth Walk
-----------------------------------

Every Wednesday (Fall semester)
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Open labyrinth walk. All are welcome.

Contact: Martha Bays
Email: MBays@ants.edu

****************************************************************
In Review
****************************************************************

----------------------------------------------
A Joyful Beginning: Walk The Labyrinth
----------------------------------------------
Wednesday, September 13
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

The open labyrinth walks will continue throughout the semester on Wednesday nights from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. In addition, special labyrinth walks will be scheduled on alternative days and times. Watch ANTS Student E-News for details!

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling
MBays@ants.edu or TStirling@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------
Denominational Get Connected Day - Weds. Sept. 13
-------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, Sept. 13
4:30-5:30 pm
Select
UCC - Meetinghouse
UUA - Greene Room
ABC - Small Dining Room, Noyes
UMC - Worcester Conference Room 303
Episcopal Church - Peck Room

Want to meet your denominational leaders? Want to meet students and faculty from your denomination? Want to learn mroe about the ordination process?
Just need a snack?

Then get thee to Andover Newton's annual Fall Convocation & Get Connected Day this Wednesday, September 13, 4:30-5:30 pm. After a picnic, fall Convocation, and a class or two, please join with denominational representatives, current students and faculty from the UCC, UUA, ABC, UMC and the Episcopal church for a time of fellowship and information sharing. The receptions start at 4:30 and are held around campus (link to the page I send Karen). All are welcome, regardless of denominational affiliation.

Kerrie Harthan, Church & Alumni/ae Relations
kharthan@ants.edu

--------------------------------------
Opening Convocation - Wednesday, Sept. 13
--------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Upper Noyes

--------------------------
Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
--------------------------
Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

---------------------------------
ANTS COnnect Q and A Session - 9/14
---------------------------------
Thursday, Sept. 14
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab

Do you have questions about your ANTS connect account? Do you need a demonstration of
how to send mail, use a discussion forum, or join a group?

Karen Brockney will be in the Computer Lab from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday this week to answer your questions.

---------------------------------------------------------
Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED - Sept. 26
---------------------------------------------------------
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending will not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a session.

The next session will be held:

Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

--------------------------------------------------
Community Chapel SChedule - Fall Semester 2006
--------------------------------------------------
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

Sept 13: Convocation

Sept 20: Episcopalian Student Fellowship hosts the Rt. Rev. Gordon P. Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Sept 27: Matthew Myer Boulton

Oct 4: Sarah Drummond (Field Education Commissioning Service)

Oct 11: GLANTS (Gays and Lesbians at ANTS) Service

Oct 18: WRAP (Working Class Student Group) Service

Oct 25: UUA Service

Nov 1: Mark Burrows (All Saints Day Service)

Nov 8: Greg Mobley

Nov 15: Sharon Thornton

Nov 29: Daniel Jeyaraj

Dec 6: Brita Gill-Austern (Global AIDS Day Service)

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

Monday, September 11, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday Afternoon, September 11, 2006

NEW
- ANTS Connect Accounts and Quirks - Need Help?
- Community Chapel Schedule - Fall Semester 2006
- Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
- Harrell Beck Lecture: Dr. Walter Wink - Oct. 16, 2006

TOMORROW
- ANTS Connect Q and A Sessions - 9/12 and 9/14
- Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement - Begins Tuesday
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays

------------------------------------
ANTS Connect Accounts and Quirks - Need Help?
------------------------------------
If you need help with ANTS Connect or you did not receive your account
notification e-mail, please contact Karen Brockney.

We expect that Connect will work smoothly. However, with any new
system, you may experience some quirky behavior. Don't hesitate to
report weird errors or puzzling screens. Every bit of information helps
us to improve the system for everyone.

Kaen Brockney
Director of E-Communications
kbrockney@ants.edu
617-964-1100 ext. 225

---------------------------------
Community Chapel SChedule - Fall Semester 2006
---------------------------------
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

Sept 13: Convocation

Sept 20: Episcopalian Student Fellowship hosts the Rt. Rev. Gordon P.
Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Sept 27: Matthew Myer Boulton

Oct 4: Sarah Drummond ((Field Education Commissioning Service)

Oct 11: GLANTS (Gays and Lesbians at ANTS) Service

Oct 18: WRAP (Working Class Student Group) Service

Oct 25: UUA Service

Nov 1: Mark Burrows (All Saints Day Service)

Nov 8: Greg Mobley

Nov 15: Sharon Thornton

Nov 29: Daniel Jeyaraj

Dec 6: Brita Gill-Austern (Global AIDS Day Service)

--------------------------
Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
--------------------------
Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of
the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and
continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be
available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

------------------------------------------
Harrell Beck Lecture: Dr. Walter Wink - Oct. 16, 2006
------------------------------------------
October 16, 2006
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
At Andover Newton
Reservations are required

Dr. Walter Wink, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation at
Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY, will deliver the 2005 Harrell
Beck Lectures for the Massachusetts Bible Society. His topic is "Jesus
and the Spiral of Violence." See the Massachusetts Bible Society web
site for other venues that are hosting lectures by Dr. Walter Wink.

The Massachusetts Bible Society is offering space for 80 students to
come for just
the lecture portion free of charge. Please check with the bookstore
for ticket availability.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/101606beck.htm
Mass Bible Society: http://www.massbible.org/index.html

---------------------------------
ANTS COnnect Q and A Sessions - 9/12 and 9/14
---------------------------------
Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 14
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab

Do you have questions about your ANTS connect account? Do you need a
demonstration of
how to send mail, use a discussion forum, or join a group?

Karen Brockney will be in the Computer Lab from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursday this week to answer your questions.

------------------------------------
Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement - Begins Tuesday
------------------------------------
Yoga will begin on September 19th, class on the 12th will begin at 9 am
in the Peck Room in Worcester Hall. Brita Gill-Austern

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

---------------------------------------------------------
Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED
---------------------------------------------------------
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending will
not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a session.

The sessions will be held:

Tuesday, September 12 from 12:15 until 1:00 in Upper Noyes

Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

--------------------------------------------
FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
--------------------------------------------
Office Hours, Tuesdays, 2-4pm
FHS Center in Sturtevant

Did you know that: The Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center on the
third floor of Sturtevant houses these areas?
- The Ecology Minister's Office (contact Cristina Cabrera at
ccabrera@ants.edu)
- A Meeting Room for about eight people
- An equipped Art Studio for individual work or for up to four people
working together
- A Meditation Room outfitted with floor pillows, candles, and an
assortment of prayer books and other readings
- The Reiki Room (contact Darrick Jackson at DJackson@ants.edu)
- The Art Studio of Karen Schiff (visiting artist from the MFA School)
- Student Art Studio space

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at DHonen@ants.edu for
more information

Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries,
bgillaus@ants.edu

Office Hours at the FHS Center Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

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

ANTS Student E- News - EVENTS THIS WEEK - Monday, Sept. 11, 2006

----------------------------------
EVENTS THIS WEEK
----------------------------------
General - Parking

Monday:
- 9/11 Service of Remembrance

Tuesday:
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement - Begins Tuesday
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED -
TUES
- ANTS Connect Q and A Sessions

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
- Opening Convocation - Sept. 13
- Denominational Get Connected Day - Weds. Sept. 13
- A Joyful Beginning: Walk The Labyrinth - WEDS

Thursday:
- ANTS Connect Q and A Sessions - 9/12 and 9/14
- Thursday Art Night

Sunday - Monday:
- Professor Kirk Jones is Preaching this Sunday!! - Sept. 17
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference - Sept.
17-18

*---------------------------------
Parking
*----------------------------------
There are now about 25 parking spaces available in the lower parking
lot below Fuller, facing the Terraces and the back of the Wilson Chapel.
Other than those that are marked off for remaining construction needs
and those behind Davis, these spaces are available for all faculty,
staff and student parking needs. Tomorrow some final lightpost footings
will be poured and 3-4 more spaces will be available. When construction
is completed we will actually have an increase in the number of parking
spaces over what we had before this project.

Our only concern is that those persons using this space be careful when
walking up to the quadrangle as the road is still unfinished and there
are construction vehicles using this road as well. In another 10 days
the new sidewalk in front of Fuller will be poured, making navigation
easier and safer.

Thank you for your patience.

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9/11 Service of Remembrance - Monday, Sept. 11
-----------------------------------------------
12:45 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
This Monday, September 11, from 12:45 to 1:15, ANTS and Hebrew College
will hold a joint service of remembrance and hope to mark the 5th
anniversary of September 11, 2001.

---------------------------------------------------------
Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED - TUES
---------------------------------------------------------
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending
will not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a
session.

The sessions will be held:
Tuesday, September 12 from 12:15 until 1:00 in Upper Noyes
Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

------------------------------------
Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement - Begins Tuesday
------------------------------------
Yoga will begin on September 19th, class on the 12th will begin at 9 am
in the Peck Room in Worcester Hall. Brita Gill-Austern

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

--------------------------------------------
FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
--------------------------------------------
Office Hours, Tuesdays, 2-4pm
FHS Center in Sturtevant

Did you know that: The Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center on the
third floor of Sturtevant houses these areas?
- The Ecology Minister's Office (contact Cristina Cabrera at
ccabrera@ants.edu)
- A Meeting Room for about eight people
- An equipped Art Studio for individual work or for up to four people
working together
- A Meditation Room outfitted with floor pillows, candles, and an
assortment of prayer books and other readings
- The Reiki Room (contact Darrick Jackson at DJackson@ants.edu)
- The Art Studio of Karen Schiff (visiting artist from the MFA School)
- Student Art Studio space

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at DHonen@ants.edu for
more information

Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries,
bgillaus@ants.edu

Office Hours at the FHS Center Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

---------------------------------
ANTS CONNECT Q and A Sessions - 9/12 and 9/14
---------------------------------
Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 14
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab

Do you have questions about your ANTS Connect account? Do you need a
demonstration of
how to send mail, use a discussion forum, or join a group?

Karen Brockney will be in the Computer Lab from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursday this week to answer your questions.

------------------------
Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
------------------------
Beginning September 13
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
In the Meditation Room (Room 37), Third floor Sturtevant
Every Wednesday morning during the semester there will be a time of
morning prayer and meditation led by Brita Gill-Austern. No previous
experience in meditation necessary.

------------------------------------------------
Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
-------------------------------------------------
Sept. 13, 2006
12:00 p.m.
On the Quad
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

All new and returning ANTS students and other members of the ANTS
community are invited to a Box Lunch Picnic on the Quad on Wednesday,
September 13 2005 at 12:00 p.m., prior to Opening Convocation.

The picnic is free, but advance reservations are required from
everyone
(including students on the meal plan). If you plan to attend, please
RSVP to Kerri Saucier in the Development Office at advast@ants.edu.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

------------------------------------
Opening Convocation - Sept. 13
------------------------------------
Wednesday, Sept. 13
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes Hall
Offices and Library closed 12:45 - 2 p.m.

-----------------------------------------
Denominational Get Connected Day - Weds. Sept. 13
-------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, Sept. 13
4:30-5:30 pm
Select
UCC - Meetinghouse
UUA - Greene Room
ABC - Small Dining Room, Noyes
UMC - Worcester Conference Room 303
Episcopal Church - Peck Room

Want to meet your denominational leaders? Want to meet students and
faculty from your denomination? Want to learn more about the ordination
process?
Just need a snack?

Then get thee to Andover Newton's annual Fall Convocation & Get
Connected Day this Wednesday, September 13, 4:30-5:30 pm. After a
picnic, fall Convocation, and a class or two, please join with
denominational representatives, current students and faculty from the
UCC, UUA, ABC, UMC and the Episcopal church for a time of fellowship and
information sharing. The receptions start at 4:30 and are held around
campus (link to the page I send Karen). All are welcome, regardless of
denominational affiliation.

Kerrie Harthan, Church & Alumni/ae Relations
kharthan@ants.edu

----------------------------------------------
A Joyful Beginning: Walk The Labyrinth - WEDS
----------------------------------------------
Wednesday, September 13
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Joyfully Connect with your self, with your fellow students and with God
as we celebrate the ancient spiritual practice of walking a labyrinth.
The labyrinth ministry invites everyone, especially those who are new
to our community, to come discover this opportunity to find joy, peace
and wholeness. If you've never walked a labyrinth before, we'll be glad
to get you started. Come celebrate a joyful beginning by walking the
labyrinth!

The open labyrinth walks will continue throughout the semester on
Wednesday nights from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. In
addition, special labyrinth walks will be scheduled on alternative days
and times. Watch ANTS Student E-News for details!

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling
MBays@ants.edu or TStirling@ants.edu

-----------------------------
Thursday Art Night
-----------------------------
Will there be Art Night this year? YES!!!

Will it still be on Thursday night? YES!!!

Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Featuring Beginners' Mosaic Technique(all tools and
materials supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community
of safe, "no rules" artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own.
Free will donation (to provide supplies)

Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with
questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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

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Professor Kirk Jones is Preaching this Sunday!! - Sept. 17
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September 17, 2006
10:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Littleton, MA
More info: http://www.fbclittleton.org

Prof. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is preaching at the First Baptist Church of
Littleton, MA, on Sunday, September 17th, 10:00 AM. Music will be
provided by Ronnie Earl, world renowned Blues guitarist, and Dell
Smart, internationally recognized Reggae/Puta Rock/Soca/Blues singer.
You are invited to join a caravan of ANTS folks, leaving at 9:00 AM
from the Quad. Please RSVP by phone, 978-857-6851, or email with Len
Hayward so we can organize ride-sharing.

Len Hayward
LHayward@ants.edu

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference - Sept.
17-18
------------------------------------
REGISTER by SEPT. 8

Sponsored by Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and
Boston College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times
Jewish and Christian Perspectives
September 17-18, 2006
at Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and Boston
College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) has become an icon of resistance and
moral courage. As a pastor and teacher, he was one of the earliest
Protestants to speak out against Nazism and summon his church to oppose
it. As a resistance figure executed for his role in the conspiracy
against the Nazi regime, his prison writings later inspired Christians
throughout the world.

What is Bonhoeffer's legacy for the Jewish-Christian relationship
today? His record of political opposition to Nazism is clear. Does his
contribution to Christian ethical reflection and activism have
implications for non-Christians? What is Bonhoeffer's place as a
theological and political figure in the legacy of the Holocaust? In
this conference, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant scholars will reflect
on his witness and its legacy for our times.

Sunday, September 17
at Andover-Newton Theological School, Stoddard Hall
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bonhoeffer, the Jewish People, and Post-Holocaust Theology
-Victoria Barnett, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
-Stephen Haynes, Rhodes College
-Moderator/Responder: Shai Held, Jewish Theological Seminary

Registration by September 8, 2006 is required.

More event venues and registration:
http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/meta-elements/texts/center/conferences/bonhoeffer.htm

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

Friday, September 08, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 8, 2006

In this message
- 9/11 Service of Remembrance - Monday, Sept. 11
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED
- Courses closed
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference - Sept.
17-18

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9/11 Service of Remembrance - Monday, Sept. 11
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12:45 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

This Monday, September 11, from 12:45 to 1:15, ANTS and Hebrew College
will hold a joint service of remembrance and hope to mark the 5th
anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Please join us in Berenson Hall on Hebrew College's campus (just
next-door to ANTS), to prayerfully acknowlege this anniversary, pray
for peace today and tomorrow, and do so in solidarity with our
neighbors at Hebrew College.

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Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED
---------------------------------------------------------
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending
will not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a
session.

The sessions will be held:

Tuesday, September 12 from 12:15 until 1:00 in Upper Noyes

Wednesday, September 26 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

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Courses closed
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The following courses are closed:

WOTA 760 Writing from the Soul
CONG 618 Creating Healthy Congregations
HIST 609 History of Christianity I: Beginnings through the European
Reformation
HIST 743 English Mystics of the Later Middle Ages
CMFE 611Y Field Education Integrative Seminar I
CHRS 748 Prayer and Pastoral Care
NEWT 505 New Testament Foundations
OLDT 509 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible I
CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching
EL-NEWT748 Revelation
CMPR 601 Christian Preaching
PSYF 762 Spiritual Practices for Healing and Wholeness

-----------------------------------
Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference - Sept.
17-18
------------------------------------
REGISTER by SEPT. 8

Sponsored by Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and
Boston College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times
Jewish and Christian Perspectives
September 17-18, 2006
at Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and Boston
College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) has become an icon of resistance and
moral courage. As a pastor and teacher, he was one of the earliest
Protestants to speak out against Nazism and summon his church to oppose
it. As a resistance figure executed for his role in the conspiracy
against the Nazi regime, his prison writings later inspired Christians
throughout the world.

What is Bonhoeffer's legacy for the Jewish-Christian relationship
today? His record of political opposition to Nazism is clear. Does his
contribution to Christian ethical reflection and activism have
implications for non-Christians? What is Bonhoeffer's place as a
theological and political figure in the legacy of the Holocaust? In
this conference, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant scholars will reflect
on his witness and its legacy for our times.

Sunday, September 17
at Andover-Newton Theological School, Stoddard Hall
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bonhoeffer, the Jewish People, and Post-Holocaust Theology
-Victoria Barnett, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
-Stephen Haynes, Rhodes College
-Moderator/Responder: Shai Held, Jewish Theological Seminary

Registration by September 8, 2006 is required.

More event venues and registration:
http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/meta-elements/texts/center/conferences/bonhoeffer.htm

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 8, 2006 - For Your Prayers

Dear Friends,

As some of you already know, Nick's father, G. Harold Carter, passed
away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. Nick was traveling back from
Hingham when he received the news from his sister. Athough Mr. Carter
was also in declining health we are still very saddened by his
unexpected death.

Nick will be away from the office Friday and returning to the campus
late Saturday. He will travel to Philadelphia once more next week after
the Board Meeting and Convocation.

A service to remember Mr. Carter will be held next Saturday, September
16 at the Ambler Church of the Brethren, 351 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler,
PA 19002.

Please keep Nick, Debbi and the family in your thoughts and prayers
during this sad and difficult time. Thank you.

Rose L. Costas
Assistant to the President

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

Thursday, September 07, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 7, 2006

In this message
- Greetings from the UCC Fellowship at ANTS!
- Courses closed
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference - Sept.
17-18 - REGISTER NOW
- Spiritual Journeys - Fall Semester
- BTI Newsletter Available Online - Sept. 5

-----------------------------------------------
Greetings from the UCC Fellowship at ANTS!
-----------------------------------------------
Students who wish to be included in e-mail announcements about UCC
Fellowship meetings and events should send an email to Cindy at
cstasko@ants.edu so she can create a group list. Kindly write
"UCC" in the subject heading.

Please include the following information:
Name, Program and, if you are planning to graduate next May

We are anticipating a busy year of establishing small, member-led
discussion groups, supporting service projects, hosting the Shrove
Tuesday Breakfast in February and the Graduating Senior Breakfast in
May. The General Synod in Hartford, CT, June 22-26, 2007 and the
ANTS' Bicentennial Anniversary will no doubt offer many exciting
opportunities for our participation!

We are looking for student volunteers to facilitate small discussion
groups for one hour, three times during the semester. We will provide
an agenda, list of discussion topics, web resources and an activity in
advance of each meeting. To volunteer or to request more information,
e-mail Cindy and write "facilitator" in the subject heading. New
students are strongly encouraged to volunteer!

Blessings,

Cindy Stasko and Char Corbett, Co-moderators and Dean Edward
LeFrancois, Treasurer

---------------------------
Courses closed
---------------------------
The following courses are closed:

CONG 618 Creating Healthy Congregations
HIST 609 History of Christianity I: Beginnings through the European
Reformation
HIST 743 English Mystics of the Later Middle Ages
CMFE 611Y Field Education Integrative Seminar I
CHRS 748 Prayer and Pastoral Care
NEWT 505 New Testament Foundations
OLDT 509 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible I
CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching
EL-NEWT748 Revelation
CMPR 601 Christian Preaching
PSYF 762 Spiritual Practices for Healing and Wholeness

-----------------------------------
Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times - A Centennary Conference - Sept.
17-18
------------------------------------
REGISTER by SEPT. 8

Sponsored by Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and
Boston College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Our Times
Jewish and Christian Perspectives
September 17-18, 2006
at Hebrew College, Andover-Newton Theological School, and Boston
College

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) has become an icon of resistance and
moral courage. As a pastor and teacher, he was one of the earliest
Protestants to speak out against Nazism and summon his church to oppose
it. As a resistance figure executed for his role in the conspiracy
against the Nazi regime, his prison writings later inspired Christians
throughout the world.

What is Bonhoeffer's legacy for the Jewish-Christian relationship
today? His record of political opposition to Nazism is clear. Does his
contribution to Christian ethical reflection and activism have
implications for non-Christians? What is Bonhoeffer's place as a
theological and political figure in the legacy of the Holocaust? In
this conference, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant scholars will reflect
on his witness and its legacy for our times.

Sunday, September 17
at Andover-Newton Theological School, Stoddard Hall
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bonhoeffer, the Jewish People, and Post-Holocaust Theology
-Victoria Barnett, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
-Stephen Haynes, Rhodes College
-Moderator/Responder: Shai Held, Jewish Theological Seminary

Registration by September 8, 2006 is required.

More event venues and registration:
http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/meta-elements/texts/center/conferences/bonhoeffer.htm

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Spiritual Journeys - Fall Semester
-------------------------------------
4:30-5:45 p.m.
at 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. Light
refreshments are available.

September 27 Valerie Dixon

October 24 Sze-Kar Wan

November 28 Rodney Peterson (Exec Dir. BTI)

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BTI Newsletter Available Online - Sept. 5
---------------------------------
The September 5, 2006 issues of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at:
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2006

In this message
- A Joyful Beginning: Walk The Labyrinth
- Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement
- Convocation Kick-Off for UCC Students! - Sept. 13
- Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
- Extended Bookstore Hours

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A Joyful Beginning: Walk The Labyrinth
----------------------------------------------
Wednesday, September 13
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Joyfully connect with your self, with your fellow students and with
God as we celebrate the ancient spiritual practice of walking a
labyrinth. The labyrinth ministry invites everyone, especially those
who are new to our community, to come discover this opportunity to find
joy, peace and wholeness. If you've never walked a labyrinth before,
we'll be glad to get you started. Come celebrate a joyful beginning
by walking the labyrinth!

The open labyrinth walks will continue throughout the semester on
Wednesday nights from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. In
addition, special labyrinth walks will be scheduled on alternative days
and times. Watch ANTS Student E-News for details!

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling
MBays@ants.edu or TStirling@ants.edu

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Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement
------------------------------------
Yoga will begin on September 19th, class on the 12th will begin at 9 am
in the Peck Room in Worcester Hall. Brita Gill-Austern

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

--------------------------------------
Convocation Kick-Off for UCC Students! - Sept. 13
---------------------------------------
Please plan on gathering with other UCC students on Wednesday,
September 13th from 4:30-5:30 PM at the Meetinghouse on the Andover
Newton Theological School campus.

We will introduce some Association staff and Church and Ministry
Committee leaders, provide an overview of the UCC In Care process,
welcome you into participation in the UCC Student Association at ANTS
and even provide you with food! Free! It just doesn't get much better
that that - Just RSVP below - Easy!

We've planned this time for you to network and make connections - an
especially important opportunity to get grounded if you're just
starting seminary. We'll also have resources and lots of information
about upcoming programming sponsored by the Massachusetts Conference of
the United Church of Christ to which you are all invited. Even if
you're from outside the Massachusetts Conference, we want to connect
with you while you're in the area - we look forward to welcoming you
all on September 13th!

Join us to say hello to friends new and old! Join us to find out the
first steps in becoming in-care with the United Church of Christ! Join
us to find out about the great events happening throughout the
Massachusetts Conference!

Blessings as you begin the school year,
Chris Braudaway-Bauman,
Associate for New Clergy Development - on behalf of the Area Staff and
Church and Ministry leadership of the Massachusetts Conference of the
United Church of Christ

Please RSVP, let us know if you can join us - to Kris LoFrumento
lofrumentok@macucc.org

If you can't make the 13th:
Additional UCC Gathering at Boston University School of Theology
September 20th 5-7 PM Hartman Room
BUSTH is located in the building adjacent to the Marsh Chapel
745 Commonwealth Avenue
RSVP to Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org

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Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
-------------------------------------------------
Sept. 13, 2006
12:00 p.m.
On the Quad
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by Sept. 11

All new and returning ANTS students and other members of the ANTS
community are invited to a Box Lunch Picnic on the Quad on Wednesday,
September 13 2005 at 12:00 p.m., prior to Opening Convocation.

The picnic is free, but advance reservations are required from
everyone
(including students on the meal plan). If you plan to attend, please
RSVP to Kerri Saucier in the Development Office at advast@ants.edu.
She needs to hear from you no later than Tuesday, September 5.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

-------------------------------------------------------
Extended Bookstore Hours
-------------------------------------------------------
The bookstore is offering extended bookstore hours starting next week
and the week following to assist students in getting off to a good
start.

Closed Monday, September 4, Labor Day.
Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am -6 pm.
Friday, September 8/Orientation Day #1: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, September 9/Orientation Day #2: 10 am - 4 pm.

Monday, September 11 (classes begin) through Friday, September 15 early
opening each day at 8 am.

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

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 5, 2006

NEW
- Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement
- Convocation Kick-Off for UCC Students! - Sept. 13

REVIEW
- Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
- Extended Bookstore Hours
- ANTS Connect Accounts - IN PROGRESS
- Campus Groups in Connect - Problems and Requests

------------------------------------
Spiritual Practice Class PSYF 761 Announcement
------------------------------------
Yoga will begin on September 19th, class on the 12th will begin at 9 am
in the Peck Room in Worcester Hall. Brita Gill-Austern

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

--------------------------------------
Convocation Kick-Off for UCC Students! - Sept. 13
---------------------------------------
Please plan on gathering with other UCC students on Wednesday,
September 13th from 4:30-5:30 PM at the Meetinghouse on the Andover
Newton Theological School campus.

We will introduce some Association staff and Church and Ministry
Committee leaders, provide an overview of the UCC In Care process,
welcome you into participation in the UCC Student Association at ANTS
and even provide you with food! Free! It just doesn't get much better
that that - Just RSVP below - Easy!

We've planned this time for you to network and make connections - an
especially important opportunity to get grounded if you're just
starting seminary. We'll also have resources and lots of information
about upcoming programming sponsored by the Massachusetts Conference of
the United Church of Christ to which you are all invited. Even if
you're from outside the Massachusetts Conference, we want to
connect with you while you're in the area - we look forward to
welcoming you all on September 13th!

Join us to say hello to friends new and old! Join us to find out the
first steps in becoming in-care with the United Church of Christ! Join
us to find out about the great events happening throughout the
Massachusetts Conference!

Blessings as you begin the school year,
Chris Braudaway-Bauman,
Associate for New Clergy Development - on behalf of the Area Staff and
Church and Ministry leadership of the Massachusetts Conference of the
United Church of Christ

Please RSVP, let us know if you can join us - to Kris LoFrumento
lofrumentok@macucc.org

If you can't make the 13th:
Additional UCC Gathering at Boston University School of Theology
September 20th 5-7 PM Hartman Room
BUSTH is located in the building adjacent to the Marsh Chapel
745 Commonwealth Avenue
RSVP to Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org

------------------------------------------------
Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
-------------------------------------------------
Sept. 13, 2006
12:00 p.m.
On the Quad
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by Sept. 5

All new and returning ANTS students and other members of the ANTS
community are invited to a Box Lunch Picnic on the Quad on Wednesday,
September 13 2005 at 12:00 p.m., prior to Opening Convocation.

The picnic is free, but advance reservations are required from
everyone
(including students on the meal plan). If you plan to attend, please
RSVP to Kerri Saucier in the Development Office at advast@ants.edu.
She needs to hear from you no later than Tuesday, September 5.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

-------------------------------------------------------
Extended Bookstore Hours
-------------------------------------------------------
The bookstore is offering extended bookstore hours starting next week
and the week following to assist students in getting off to a good
start.

Closed Monday, September 4, Labor Day.
Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am -6 pm.
Friday, September 8/Orientation Day #1: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, September 9/Orientation Day #2: 10 am - 4 pm.

Monday, September 11 (classes begin) through Friday, September 15 early
opening each day at 8 am.

------------------------------------
ANTS Connect Accounts - IN PROGRESS
------------------------------------
Notices about ANTS Connect accounts were sent to most returning and new
students last week.

- For returning students, your account information was sent to your
ANTS.EDU e-mail address.
- For new students, your account information was sent to your ANTS.EDU
e-mail address and your home e-mail.

NOTE: Students who used Connect for summer courses will not receive a
notice -- you can continue to use your current account.

Karen is still working on creating accounts for auditors, Ministers in
the Vicinity, e-learners and others.
If you did not receive a notification, please send e-mail to Karen
Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

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Campus Groups in Connect - Problems and Requests
------------------------------------
Students are reporting an error when trying to join a campus group in
Connect. This problem is being addressed by our software provider.

Group Leaders -- Please send me e-mail and I will send you a Campus
Group Leaders Guide to help you get started.

Karen Brockney
kbrockney@ants.edu

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