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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday October 31, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Border Crossing Trip Applications due today
- Seminarians For Workers Justice - Get Out the Vote on Question 3

REVIEW

- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
- Be Part of a Digital Photographic Mosaic - Tuesday, October 3
- Art as Spiritual Practice
- Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation - Nov. 1
- Funny Book Draft Available for Editing
- Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI - Nov. 5
- Cigarette Ash Containers on Campus
- All Saints Day Labyrinth Walk
- Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
- SA Meeting - WEDNESDAY November 1, 2006
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
- Community Art Sale

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Bordercrossing Trip Applications due today
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Applications for Bordercrossing are due to Matt Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern today.
If you have not sent in your application yet please do so today. If you are interested in going but can't get your application in today, please be sure to let Matt or Brita know immediately.

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Seminarians For Workers Justice - Get Out the Vote on Question 3
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Sunday 11-5-06
8:30am-2:00pm
other
Central Congregational Church, Jamaica Plain

Seminarians For Worker Justice is working to help Get Out the Vote for the Yes on 3 for Kids campaign.
We will be encouraging people leaving from church services to vote Yes on 3. We are targeting folks who are most affected by the lack of affordabale child care, those most likely to be using home-based child care.

Please join us in a social justice issue!

This campaign is working to pass a ballot initiative that would allow home-based childcare providers the right to organize for better wages and working conditions, a right they do not currently have under Massachusetts law. Massachusetts has the most expensive child care in the counrty. The average cost of care for an infant is 18% of Massachusetts' median family income.
More than 10,000 children are on the state's child care wait list, leaving these children without the safe, quality care they need.

Contact: Cass Poulos; Christina Findlay
Email: cpoulos@ants.edu; cfindlay@ants.edu

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REVIEW
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Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
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Be a YouTube star! And win a free course at ANTS...

The United church of Christ is looking for home-made clips to celebrate the UCC at 50. These videos will be shared on YouTube.

The most entertaining video entries will be included in a web-cast on November 5 (we've missed the deadline for this early web-cast), and shown at the General Synod in Hartford, CT next June.

Andover Newton wants to get in on the fun, so we are asking for entries from ANTS community members.

- The winning entry will become the "official" Andover Newton video clip for the UCC 50th Anniversary Celebration AND win a free course at ANTS.

- The winning entry and runners-up will be displayed on the Andover Newton web site.

Instructions from the UCC:

The videos can be anything, really, as long as they are fun or meaningful to watch. Ideas might include:

- Silly take-off on a moment in UCC history or a joke about UCC identity.
- Unique, innovative rendition of "This Little Light of Mine," playing on the 50th's "Let it Shine" theme.
- New take on UCC's commercials.
- Animation or claymation.
- A monologue by a "really interesting character" in your school.
- A presentation of what makes your school so special.
- Use your imagination!

Contest Rules:

-Save your videos as either QuickTime .MOV, Windows .AVI, or .MPG files.

-Please create your video at a MINIMUM resolution of 320x240 pixels or the video will be very pixilated on youtube (which displays at 425x350)

-ALSO: There is a production length stipulation -- 30 to 60 seconds MAXIMUM. A lot can be conveyed in a brief time period.

Contest Dates: November 1 - November 30. All entries must be received by Monday, November 30 at Noon. The winner will be announced on December 15.

Submission: Submit your video file to Karen Brockney in Dabney 16. You can submit the file on CD or provide a Web link to a downloadable file.

Tune in to see what others are doing with their videos!

UCC 50th Anniversary Kick-Off
Live Web Streaming Event
All Saints Sunday, November 5
6 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (CT) 4 p.m. (MT), 3 p.m. (PT) 1 p.m. (Hawaii)

Questions? Call Karen Brockney at 617-964-1100 ext. 225 or send mail to kbrockney@ants.edu.

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Be Part of a Digital Photographic Mosaic - Tuesday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.
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Be a part of a digital, photographic mosaic to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UCC! Our photo will be combined with others to create a vast mosaic of what it means to be 50 in the UCC.

Who: Students, staff and faculty

Where: In front of the new Wilson Chapel

When: 1:00 p.m.

What to bring: Wear your ANTS t-shirt or bring a sign that says "Andover Newton" and "Happy Birthday".

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Flue and Health Alert
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As you know the Influenza season is upon us. Please take proper precautions to avoid getting sick, and remember that the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that those living in residence halls get the vaccine. For more information on avoiding the flu, on the vaccine, and on taking care of someone else who is sick please see www.mass.gov/dph/flu.

Also, it is important to keep yourself healthy in mind, body and spirit. We know your minds are being challenged, and I trust that through chapel and other worship and meditation activities you are attending to your spirits, but don't neglect the body! For a wonderful place to walk close to campus you can go to the Webster Conservation area, a 300 acre woods with multiple trails throughout only a 15 minutes walk from ANTS. Simply walk down the hill and turn right at the 1st stop sign you come to (at the corner with the big yellow house). At the end of that block cross the street onto Warren Street. Follow Warren Street 3 blocks. It will dead-end at the entrance to the Webster Park. Once there you can walk for as long as you like through beautiful woods on rocky paths.

Take care of yourselves!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Art as Spiritual Practice
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beginning Tuesday,
November 7

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 in the Studio of the Faith, Health,
and Spirituality Center (third Floor Sturtevant)

Come join a small group of creative people exploring
art as spiritual practice and meditation. Previous
experience with mandalas, illuminating pages, or art
as journaling is helpful, but not essential. Time to
create and dialogue. Most materials supplied or bring
your own. Free will donation. Drop in once in a while
or come every week. Questions? Email Joy at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation - Nov. 1
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Special Guest: Dr. Valerie Elverton Dixon
Wednesday, November 1st, 4:45 – 5:45
Small Dining Room

Join Professor Dixon and the Peace Fellowship for an informal discussion of what making peace means to us as individuals, as members of this community, as future ministers and as educators. Bring your dinner to the small dining room to hear her thoughts and feelings, and share your own.

This is the first in a series of conversations sponsored by the Peace Fellowship, which will bring together faculty and students at Andover Newton to share our understandings of how peace-making fits into our lives personally, politically and theologically. Each conversation will feature a different faculty member as the guest presenter and discussion leader.

However we may understand Jesus from our different denominational backgrounds, his blessing of the peace-makers is indisputable. Peace was at the center of his ministry. Where do we place it in our own? How will we answer his call to make peace?

Wednesday, November 1 at 4:45 in the Small Dining Room. See you there.

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Funny Book Draft Available for Editing
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Drafts of this year's Funny Book are available at the Registrar's Office, the Trask Library and the front desk in Dabney for students, staff and faculty to look over until Monday November 6th. Please make any corrections directly on the draft or email aodowd@ants.edu. Please note that photos are not included in the drafts but we will be using ID photos for the published copy.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

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Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI - Nov. 5
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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.

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.
For more information: http://www.bostontheological.org/archive/fall6/townesf6.pdf

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

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Cigarette Ash Containers on Campus
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In response to need Building and Grounds recently purchased and distributed additional ash containers for cigarette butts. We will continue to have containers in front of Stoddard and outside of Farwell Hall and the Library. We've recently added ash receptacles in front of Sturtevant, Appleton-Chase, and one that Kendall/Fuller will share. We hope this is helpful. We want to keep cigarette butts from being tossed onto the grounds at ANTS. And please continue to remember to smoke away from entrances to buildings.

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All Saints Day Labyrinth Walk
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Wednesday, November 1
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Walk the labyrinth in memory of loved ones who have gone before you. Come anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Contact: Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

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Field Ed Information Sessions
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To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM
October 31
November 30
February 15
March 15
April 12

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

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Free Database at University of Tubingen
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Marian Simion of the Boston Theological Institute has shared this great new resource.

The University of Tubingen is working on a database called "Index Theologicus" which is similar to ATLA, with the difference that about 30% of their collections are not listed into ATLA. This FREE database is still under development, and it includes journal literature indexes articles in festschriften and other similar multi-authored monographs, conference papers, and a significant amount of European literature.

Marian was fascinated to see a lot of material in a variety of European languages which can't be found in ATLA.

You can access this database at:
http://www.ixtheo.de/cgi-bin/ixtheo/maskeeng.pl?db=ixtheo

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Shoebox Ministry Kickoff
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The third annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway today! Please pray for the ministry, for all hands that touch and prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will serve. You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service today until December 21st. Please get your friends, family, and youth groups involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and practice the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will arrange to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be blessed after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are unable to attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy Nienhuis - Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please leave them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least 500 families (pay no attention to the measly 250 goal printed on the flyer). Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach the stars. See the link below for further information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/baptist.htm

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this gesture but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these types of donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual exercise for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of this ministry is to put yourself in the place of a homeless person while making your box/es and to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in order to create spiritual community between yourself, your family, friends, and church members and your homeless brothers and sisters in the world. You do not need to fill the box with everything on the list. Be creative! The list is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like to have to carry all that you might own with you from place to place. What would you need? What would be too tedious? What might provide comfort?
The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for its recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in the mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally oppressed.

Peace and Love.

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Taking a Stand for Justice
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November 2, 2006 Thursday
5-6:30pm
Meetinghouse

More info: www.partakers.org

Description:

Harold Adams, Boston University Prison Education Program graduate and founder of the Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners will speak about his experiences of getting a college education inside the walls and about the organization he recently founded--The Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners (CFROP)
"The struggles on the inside and outside start from the same place. The stark economic realities know no walls--friends and relatives of prisoners are affected and their problems spread into the community and society at large."
Come hear how you can get involved!
This event is co-sponsored by the ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship and Partakers.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: Bricheson@ants.edu

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ANTS Annual Halloween Party
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Monday, October 30, 2006
7pm - 11pm
7PM for Families, 8PM for Adults
Sturtevant Student Lounge

Take a little break from studying!!! Come dressed in the costume of your choice and enjoy games, music, and dancing. This is also a family-friendly event with fun and games especially for kids from 7-8pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

If you would be willing to help set up or tear down for the party please contact Evn Tomeny or Jason Alspaugh via email at jalspaugh@ants.edu or etomeny@ants.

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Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
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The annual All Saints Service, held each year at ANTS since 1994, will be held this year on All Saints Day, Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. This year's celebration will include jazz music by Willie Sordillo, John Hamilton (ANTS '02), and company, with dance by Dana Mann (ANTS '06). The service will begin outside the Meetinghouse with a blessing of the water, and an asperging (sprinkling) as we enter singing and recalling the mark of our baptism. Come to sing a joyous song, and raise the rafters with us!

For further information, contact Professor Mark Burrows at mburrows@ants.edu.

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

All events take place in the Meetinghouse at Andover Newton Theological School.

Are you graduating from seminary this year? Have you already graduated and are beginning the search process? Come to these upcoming events to find out how to enter the search process, meet with search committees, start your benefits, and enter a congregation!

Though everyone is welcome, these events are designed particularly for graduating seminarians who plan to search for a call as a pastor in a United Church of Christ congregation.

Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile
November 9, 2006
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- The In Care Process and the Search Process
- Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview
- Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match
February 8, 2007 (snow date Feb. 15)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
- Reading a Church Profile
- Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future: UCC Benefits and the Pastoral Call Agreement
March 15, 2007
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement
- UCC Health and Pension Benefits
- Continuing Education and Ongoing Pastoral Formation
Leaders: representative from The Pension Boards, UCC

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration to attend all four events is $60. Registration for a single event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments). Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due ($60 for all 4 programs or $20 per session), made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
MACUCC
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/110906macucc.htm

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Food Bank
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As the cold weather creeps in on us, I urge you all to remember the members of our community who are less fortunate. Our food bank in Sturdevant is in constant need of stocking. If you have something at home or a little money to spare at the grocery store, please remember that the person sitting next to you in class or living next door may be trying to choose between eating and paying rent.

We welcome donations of any non-perishable foods. The following are high nutrition, low cost suggestions:
canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
peanut butter
canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
pasta, rice, cereal
canned fruits or vegetable
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
condensed or powdered milk

Please contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns.

With Gratitude,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

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SA Meeting - November 1, 2006
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Wednesday, November 1st
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, October 29th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Request to students for help at the Open House
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Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus, you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!), or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

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Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
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Join the weekly Peace Vigil on the quad every Wednesday at noon. This vigil will take place every Wednesday throughout the year as we take an hour of our time to stand in unity against all forms of injustice and violence in our world today. It’s a great opportunity to commune with each other and get a chance to hear what the Peace Fellowship is up to if you’re not able to make it to the meetings. Please feel free to bring scripture, poetry or a topic to discuss. Bring signs, songs and smiles.

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Community Art Sale
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Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause?
Here’s your chance!!!!

What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
Where? In the Meetinghouse
When? Tuesday, November 28, (4-7pm)
Wednesday, November 29, (11-1pm, 4-6pm)
Thursday, November 30, (2-6pm)
Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund
Tell me more!!!
Bring in any of your art forms. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

Contact Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table (by November 18)

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

Monday, October 30, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday October 30, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
- Be Part of a Digital Photographic Mosaic - Tuesday, October 3
- Flu and Health Alert
- Art as Spiritual Practice
- Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation - Nov. 1
- Funny Book Draft Available for Editing
- Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI - Nov. 5

REVIEW

- Cigarette Ash Containers on Campus
- All Saints Day Labyrinth Walk
- Field Ed Information Sessions
- ANTS Annual Halloween Party
- Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
- SA Meeting - WEDNESDAY November 1, 2006
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
- Community Art Sale

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Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
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Be a YouTube star! And win a free course at ANTS...

The United church of Christ is looking for home-made clips to celebrate the UCC at 50. These videos will be shared on YouTube.

The most entertaining video entries will be included in a web-cast on November 5 (we've missed the deadline for this early web-cast), and shown at the General Synod in Hartford, CT next June.

Andover Newton wants to get in on the fun, so we are asking for entries from ANTS community members.

- The winning entry will become the "official" Andover Newton video clip for the UCC 50th Anniversary Celebration AND win a free course at ANTS.

- The winning entry and runners-up will be displayed on the Andover Newton web site.

Instructions from the UCC:

The videos can be anything, really, as long as they are fun or meaningful to watch. Ideas might include:

- Silly take-off on a moment in UCC history or a joke about UCC identity.
- Unique, innovative rendition of "This Little Light of Mine," playing on the 50th's "Let it Shine" theme.
- New take on UCC's commercials.
- Animation or claymation.
- A monologue by a "really interesting character" in your school.
- A presentation of what makes your school so special.
- Use your imagination!

Contest Rules:

-Save your videos as either QuickTime .MOV, Windows .AVI, or .MPG files.

-Please create your video at a MINIMUM resolution of 320x240 pixels or the video will be very pixilated on youtube (which displays at 425x350)

-ALSO: There is a production length stipulation -- 30 to 60 seconds MAXIMUM. A lot can be conveyed in a brief time period.

Contest Dates: November 1 - November 30. All entries must be received by Monday, November 30 at Noon. The winner will be announced on December 15.

Submission: Submit your video file to Karen Brockney in Dabney 16. You can submit the file on CD or provide a Web link to a downloadable file.

Tune in to see what others are doing with their videos!

UCC 50th Anniversary Kick-Off
Live Web Streaming Event
All Saints Sunday, November 5
6 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (CT) 4 p.m. (MT), 3 p.m. (PT) 1 p.m. (Hawaii)

Questions? Call Karen Brockney at 617-964-1100 ext. 225 or send mail to kbrockney@ants.edu.

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Be Part of a Digital Photographic Mosaic - Tuesday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.
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Be a part of a digital, photographic mosaic to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UCC! Our photo will be combined with others to create a vast mosaic of what it means to be 50 in the UCC.

Who: Students, staff and faculty

Where: In front of the new Wilson Chapel

When: 1:00 p.m.

What to bring: Wear your ANTS t-shirt or bring a sign that says "Andover Newton" and "Happy Birthday".

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Flue and Health Alert
--------------------------------

As you know the Influenza season is upon us. Please take proper precautions to avoid getting sick, and remember that the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that those living in residence halls get the vaccine. For more information on avoiding the flu, on the vaccine, and on taking care of someone else who is sick please see www.mass.gov/dph/flu.

Also, it is important to keep yourself healthy in mind, body and spirit. We know your minds are being challenged, and I trust that through chapel and other worship and meditation activities you are attending to your spirits, but don't neglect the body! For a wonderful place to walk close to campus you can go to the Webster Conservation area, a 300 acre woods with multiple trails throughout only a 15 minutes walk from ANTS. Simply walk down the hill and turn right at the 1st stop sign you come to (at the corner with the big yellow house). At the end of that block cross the street onto Warren Street. Follow Warren Street 3 blocks. It will dead-end at the entrance to the Webster Park. Once there you can walk for as long as you like through beautiful woods on rocky paths.

Take care of yourselves!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Art as Spiritual Practice
----------------------------
beginning Tuesday,
November 7

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 in the Studio of the Faith, Health,
and Spirituality Center (third Floor Sturtevant)

Come join a small group of creative people exploring
art as spiritual practice and meditation. Previous
experience with mandalas, illuminating pages, or art
as journaling is helpful, but not essential. Time to
create and dialogue. Most materials supplied or bring
your own. Free will donation. Drop in once in a while
or come every week. Questions? Email Joy at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

------------------------------------------------
Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation - Nov. 1
------------------------------------------------
Special Guest: Dr. Valerie Elverton Dixon
Wednesday, November 1st, 4:45 – 5:45
Small Dining Room

Join Professor Dixon and the Peace Fellowship for an informal discussion of what making peace means to us as individuals, as members of this community, as future ministers and as educators. Bring your dinner to the small dining room to hear her thoughts and feelings, and share your own.

This is the first in a series of conversations sponsored by the Peace Fellowship, which will bring together faculty and students at Andover Newton to share our understandings of how peace-making fits into our lives personally, politically and theologically. Each conversation will feature a different faculty member as the guest presenter and discussion leader.

However we may understand Jesus from our different denominational backgrounds, his blessing of the peace-makers is indisputable. Peace was at the center of his ministry. Where do we place it in our own? How will we answer his call to make peace?

Wednesday, November 1 at 4:45 in the Small Dining Room. See you there.

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Funny Book Draft Available for Editing
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Drafts of this year's Funny Book are available at the Registrar's Office, the Trask Library and the front desk in Dabney for students, staff and faculty to look over until Monday November 6th. Please make any corrections directly on the draft or email aodowd@ants.edu. Please note that photos are not included in the drafts but we will be using ID photos for the published copy.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

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Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI - Nov. 5
------------------------------------------
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.

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.
For more information: http://www.bostontheological.org/archive/fall6/townesf6.pdf

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

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REVIEW
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Cigarette Ash Containers on Campus
-----------------------------------------

In response to need Building and Grounds recently purchased and distributed additional ash containers for cigarette butts. We will continue to have containers in front of Stoddard and outside of Farwell Hall and the Library. We've recently added ash receptacles in front of Sturtevant, Appleton-Chase, and one that Kendall/Fuller will share. We hope this is helpful. We want to keep cigarette butts from being tossed onto the grounds at ANTS. And please continue to remember to smoke away from entrances to buildings.

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All Saints Day Labyrinth Walk
------------------------------------
Wednesday, November 1
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Walk the labyrinth in memory of loved ones who have gone before you. Come anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Contact: Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

------------------------------------------
Field Ed Information Sessions
------------------------------------------

To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM
October 31
November 30
February 15
March 15
April 12

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

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Free Database at University of Tubingen
------------------------------------

Marian Simion of the Boston Theological Institute has shared this great new resource.

The University of Tubingen is working on a database called "Index Theologicus" which is similar to ATLA, with the difference that about 30% of their collections are not listed into ATLA. This FREE database is still under development, and it includes journal literature indexes articles in festschriften and other similar multi-authored monographs, conference papers, and a significant amount of European literature.

Marian was fascinated to see a lot of material in a variety of European languages which can't be found in ATLA.

You can access this database at:
http://www.ixtheo.de/cgi-bin/ixtheo/maskeeng.pl?db=ixtheo

-------------------------------------
Shoebox Ministry Kickoff
-------------------------------------

The third annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway today! Please pray for the ministry, for all hands that touch and prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will serve. You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service today until December 21st. Please get your friends, family, and youth groups involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and practice the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will arrange to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be blessed after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are unable to attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy Nienhuis - Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please leave them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least 500 families (pay no attention to the measly 250 goal printed on the flyer). Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach the stars. See the link below for further information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/baptist.htm

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this gesture but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these types of donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual exercise for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of this ministry is to put yourself in the place of a homeless person while making your box/es and to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in order to create spiritual community between yourself, your family, friends, and church members and your homeless brothers and sisters in the world. You do not need to fill the box with everything on the list. Be creative! The list is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like to have to carry all that you might own with you from place to place. What would you need? What would be too tedious? What might provide comfort?
The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for its recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in the mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally oppressed.

Peace and Love.

-------------------------------
Taking a Stand for Justice
-------------------------------

November 2, 2006 Thursday
5-6:30pm
Meetinghouse

More info: www.partakers.org

Description:

Harold Adams, Boston University Prison Education Program graduate and founder of the Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners will speak about his experiences of getting a college education inside the walls and about the organization he recently founded--The Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners (CFROP)
"The struggles on the inside and outside start from the same place. The stark economic realities know no walls--friends and relatives of prisoners are affected and their problems spread into the community and society at large."
Come hear how you can get involved!
This event is co-sponsored by the ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship and Partakers.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: Bricheson@ants.edu

--------------------------------
ANTS Annual Halloween Party
--------------------------------
Monday, October 30, 2006
7pm - 11pm
7PM for Families, 8PM for Adults
Sturtevant Student Lounge

Take a little break from studying!!! Come dressed in the costume of your choice and enjoy games, music, and dancing. This is also a family-friendly event with fun and games especially for kids from 7-8pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

If you would be willing to help set up or tear down for the party please contact Evn Tomeny or Jason Alspaugh via email at jalspaugh@ants.edu or etomeny@ants.

----------------------------------
Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
----------------------------------
The annual All Saints Service, held each year at ANTS since 1994, will be held this year on All Saints Day, Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. This year's celebration will include jazz music by Willie Sordillo, John Hamilton (ANTS '02), and company, with dance by Dana Mann (ANTS '06). The service will begin outside the Meetinghouse with a blessing of the water, and an asperging (sprinkling) as we enter singing and recalling the mark of our baptism. Come to sing a joyous song, and raise the rafters with us!

For further information, contact Professor Mark Burrows at mburrows@ants.edu.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

All events take place in the Meetinghouse at Andover Newton Theological School.

Are you graduating from seminary this year? Have you already graduated and are beginning the search process? Come to these upcoming events to find out how to enter the search process, meet with search committees, start your benefits, and enter a congregation!

Though everyone is welcome, these events are designed particularly for graduating seminarians who plan to search for a call as a pastor in a United Church of Christ congregation.

Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile
November 9, 2006
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- The In Care Process and the Search Process
- Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview
- Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match
February 8, 2007 (snow date Feb. 15)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
- Reading a Church Profile
- Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future: UCC Benefits and the Pastoral Call Agreement
March 15, 2007
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement
- UCC Health and Pension Benefits
- Continuing Education and Ongoing Pastoral Formation
Leaders: representative from The Pension Boards, UCC

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration to attend all four events is $60. Registration for a single event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments). Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due ($60 for all 4 programs or $20 per session), made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
MACUCC
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/110906macucc.htm

---------------------
Food Bank
---------------------

As the cold weather creeps in on us, I urge you all to remember the members of our community who are less fortunate. Our food bank in Sturdevant is in constant need of stocking. If you have something at home or a little money to spare at the grocery store, please remember that the person sitting next to you in class or living next door may be trying to choose between eating and paying rent.

We welcome donations of any non-perishable foods. The following are high nutrition, low cost suggestions:
canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
peanut butter
canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
pasta, rice, cereal
canned fruits or vegetable
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
condensed or powdered milk

Please contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns.

With Gratitude,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

----------------------------------
SA Meeting - November 1, 2006
----------------------------------
Wednesday, November 1st
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, October 29th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

-------------------------------------------------
Request to students for help at the Open House
-------------------------------------------------

Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus, you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!), or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

---------------------------------------
Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
---------------------------------------

Join the weekly Peace Vigil on the quad every Wednesday at noon. This vigil will take place every Wednesday throughout the year as we take an hour of our time to stand in unity against all forms of injustice and violence in our world today. It’s a great opportunity to commune with each other and get a chance to hear what the Peace Fellowship is up to if you’re not able to make it to the meetings. Please feel free to bring scripture, poetry or a topic to discuss. Bring signs, songs and smiles.

-----------------------------------
Community Art Sale
-----------------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause?
Here’s your chance!!!!

What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
Where? In the Meetinghouse
When? Tuesday, November 28, (4-7pm)
Wednesday, November 29, (11-1pm, 4-6pm)
Thursday, November 30, (2-6pm)
Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund
Tell me more!!!
Bring in any of your art forms. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

Contact Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table (by November 18)

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

Friday, October 27, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 27, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Cigarette Ash Containers on Campus
- All Saints Day Labyrinth Walk

REVIEW

- Field Ed Information Sessions
- Free Database at University of Tubingen
- Shoebox Ministry Kickoff
- Taking a Stand for Justice
- ANTS Annual Halloween Party
- Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
- Food Bank
- SA Meeting - WEDNESDAY November 1, 2006
- Request to students for help at the Open House

-----------------------------------------
Cigarette Ash Containers on Campus
-----------------------------------------

In response to need Building and Grounds recently purchased and
distributed additional ash containers for cigarette butts. We will
continue to have containers in front of Stoddard and outside of Farwell
Hall and the Library. We've recently added ash receptacles in front of
Sturtevant, Appleton-Chase, and one that Kendall/Fuller will share. We
hope this is helpful. We want to keep cigarette butts from being tossed
onto the grounds at ANTS. And please continue to remember to smoke away
from entrances to buildings.

------------------------------------
All Saints Day Labyrinth Walk
------------------------------------
Wednesday, November 1
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Walk the labyrinth in memory of loved ones who have gone before you.
Come anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Contact: Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

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

------------------------------------------
Field Ed Information Sessions
------------------------------------------

To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education
Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM
October 31
November 30
February 15
March 15
April 12

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

------------------------------------
Free Database at University of Tubingen
------------------------------------

Marian Simion of the Boston Theological Institute has shared this great
new resource.

The University of Tubingen is working on a database called "Index
Theologicus" which is similar to ATLA, with the difference that about
30% of their collections are not listed into ATLA. This FREE database is
still under development, and it includes journal literature indexes
articles in festschriften and other similar multi-authored monographs,
conference papers, and a significant amount of European literature.

Marian was fascinated to see a lot of material in a variety of European
languages which can't be found in ATLA.

You can access this database at:
http://www.ixtheo.de/cgi-bin/ixtheo/maskeeng.pl?db=ixtheo

-------------------------------------
Shoebox Ministry Kickoff
-------------------------------------

The third annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway
today! Please pray for the ministry, for all hands that touch and
prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will serve.
You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service today
until December 21st. Please get your friends, family, and youth groups
involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and practice
the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will arrange
to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be blessed
after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are unable to
attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy Nienhuis
- Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please leave
them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least 500
families (pay no attention to the measly 250 goal printed on the flyer).
Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach the stars.
See the link below for further information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/baptist.htm

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed
donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this
gesture but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these
types of donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual
exercise for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of this
ministry is to put yourself in the place of a homeless person while
making your box/es and to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in
order to create spiritual community between yourself, your family,
friends, and church members and your homeless brothers and sisters in
the world. You do not need to fill the box with everything on the list.
Be creative! The list is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like
to have to carry all that you might own with you from place to place.
What would you need? What would be too tedious? What might provide
comfort?
The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in
the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for
its recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in
the mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to
help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual
activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer
and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally
oppressed.

Peace and Love.

-------------------------------
Taking a Stand for Justice
-------------------------------

November 2, 2006 Thursday
5-6:30pm
Meetinghouse

More info: www.partakers.org

Description:

Harold Adams, Boston University Prison Education Program graduate and
founder of the Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners will
speak about his experiences of getting a college education inside the
walls and about the organization he recently founded--The Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners (CFROP)
"The struggles on the inside and outside start from the same place. The
stark economic realities know no walls--friends and relatives of
prisoners are affected and their problems spread into the community and
society at large."
Come hear how you can get involved!
This event is co-sponsored by the ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship and
Partakers.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: Bricheson@ants.edu

--------------------------------
ANTS Annual Halloween Party
--------------------------------
Monday, October 30, 2006
7pm - 11pm
7PM for Families, 8PM for Adults
Sturtevant Student Lounge

Take a little break from studying!!! Come dressed in the costume of
your choice and enjoy games, music, and dancing. This is also a
family-friendly event with fun and games especially for kids from 7-8pm.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.

If you would be willing to help set up or tear down for the party please
contact Evn Tomeny or Jason Alspaugh via email at jalspaugh@ants.edu or
etomeny@ants.

----------------------------------
Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
----------------------------------
The annual All Saints Service, held each year at ANTS since 1994, will
be held this year on All Saints Day, Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 1:00 - 1:50
p.m. in the Meetinghouse. This year's celebration will include jazz
music by Willie Sordillo, John Hamilton (ANTS '02), and company, with
dance by Dana Mann (ANTS '06). The service will begin outside the
Meetinghouse with a blessing of the water, and an asperging (sprinkling)
as we enter singing and recalling the mark of our baptism. Come to sing
a joyous song, and raise the rafters with us!

For further information, contact Professor Mark Burrows at
mburrows@ants.edu.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for
Seminarians" begins on November 9.

All events take place in the Meetinghouse at Andover Newton Theological
School.

Are you graduating from seminary this year? Have you already graduated
and are beginning the search process? Come to these upcoming events to
find out how to enter the search process, meet with search committees,
start your benefits, and enter a congregation!

Though everyone is welcome, these events are designed particularly for
graduating seminarians who plan to search for a call as a pastor in a
United Church of Christ congregation.

Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile
November 9, 2006
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- The In Care Process and the Search Process
- Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview
- Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference,
UCC

Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match
February 8, 2007 (snow date Feb. 15)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
- Reading a Church Profile
- Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference,
UCC

Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future: UCC Benefits and the
Pastoral Call Agreement
March 15, 2007
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement
- UCC Health and Pension Benefits
- Continuing Education and Ongoing Pastoral Formation
Leaders: representative from The Pension Boards, UCC

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration to attend all four events is $60. Registration for a single
event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments).
Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due ($60 for all 4 programs or $20
per session), made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
MACUCC
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/110906macucc.htm

---------------------
Food Bank
---------------------

As the cold weather creeps in on us, I urge you all to remember the
members of our community who are less fortunate. Our food bank in
Sturdevant is in constant need of stocking. If you have something at
home or a little money to spare at the grocery store, please remember
that the person sitting next to you in class or living next door may be
trying to choose between eating and paying rent.

We welcome donations of any non-perishable foods. The following are
high nutrition, low cost suggestions:
canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
peanut butter
canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
pasta, rice, cereal
canned fruits or vegetable
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
condensed or powdered milk

Please contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns.

With Gratitude,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

----------------------------------
SA Meeting - November 1, 2006
----------------------------------
Wednesday, November 1st
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no
later than Sunday, October 29th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

-------------------------------------------------
Request to students for help at the Open House
-------------------------------------------------

Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus,
you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by
staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant
Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!),
or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending
someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective
students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service
available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at
mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or
dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go
in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is
helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at
djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning
on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are
around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

Thursday, October 26, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 26, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Field Ed Information Sessions
- Free Database at University of Tubingen

REVIEW

- Shoebox Ministry Kickoff
- Taking a Stand for Justice
- ANTS Annual Halloween Party
- Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
- Food Bank
- SA Meeting - WEDNESDAY November 1, 2006
- Request to students for help at the Open House

------------------------------------------
Field Ed Information Sessions
------------------------------------------

To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education
Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM
October 31
November 30
February 15
March 15
April 12

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

------------------------------------
Free Database at University of Tubingen
------------------------------------

Marian Simion of the Boston Theological Institute has shared this great
new resource.

The University of Tubingen is working on a database called "Index
Theologicus" which is similar to ATLA, with the difference that about
30% of their collections are not listed into ATLA. This FREE database is
still under development, and it includes journal literature indexes
articles in festschriften and other similar multi-authored monographs,
conference papers, and a significant amount of European literature.

Marian was fascinated to see a lot of material in a variety of European
languages which can't be found in ATLA.

You can access this database at:
http://www.ixtheo.de/cgi-bin/ixtheo/maskeeng.pl?db=ixtheo

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

-------------------------------------
Shoebox Ministry Kickoff
-------------------------------------

The third annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway
today! Please pray for the ministry, for all hands that touch and
prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will serve.
You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service today
until December 21st. Please get your friends, family, and youth groups
involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and practice
the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will arrange
to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be blessed
after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are unable to
attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy Nienhuis
- Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please leave
them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least 500
families (pay no attention to the measly 250 goal printed on the flyer).
Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach the stars.
See the link below for further information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/baptist.htm

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed
donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this
gesture but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these
types of donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual
exercise for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of this
ministry is to put yourself in the place of a homeless person while
making your box/es and to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in
order to create spiritual community between yourself, your family,
friends, and church members and your homeless brothers and sisters in
the world. You do not need to fill the box with everything on the list.
Be creative! The list is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like
to have to carry all that you might own with you from place to place.
What would you need? What would be too tedious? What might provide
comfort?
The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in
the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for
its recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in
the mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to
help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual
activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer
and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally
oppressed.

Peace and Love.

-------------------------------
Taking a Stand for Justice
-------------------------------

November 2, 2006 Thursday
5-6:30pm
Meetinghouse

More info: www.partakers.org

Description:

Harold Adams, Boston University Prison Education Program graduate and
founder of the Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners will
speak about his experiences of getting a college education inside the
walls and about the organization he recently founded--The Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners (CFROP)
"The struggles on the inside and outside start from the same place. The
stark economic realities know no walls--friends and relatives of
prisoners are affected and their problems spread into the community and
society at large."
Come hear how you can get involved!
This event is co-sponsored by the ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship and
Partakers.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: Bricheson@ants.edu

--------------------------------
ANTS Annual Halloween Party
--------------------------------
Monday, October 30, 2006
7pm - 11pm
7PM for Families, 8PM for Adults
Sturtevant Student Lounge

Take a little break from studying!!! Come dressed in the costume of
your choice and enjoy games, music, and dancing. This is also a
family-friendly event with fun and games especially for kids from 7-8pm.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.

If you would be willing to help set up or tear down for the party please
contact Evn Tomeny or Jason Alspaugh via email at jalspaugh@ants.edu or
etomeny@ants.

----------------------------------
Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
----------------------------------
The annual All Saints Service, held each year at ANTS since 1994, will
be held this year on All Saints Day, Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 1:00 - 1:50
p.m. in the Meetinghouse. This year's celebration will include jazz
music by Willie Sordillo, John Hamilton (ANTS '02), and company, with
dance by Dana Mann (ANTS '06). The service will begin outside the
Meetinghouse with a blessing of the water, and an asperging (sprinkling)
as we enter singing and recalling the mark of our baptism. Come to sing
a joyous song, and raise the rafters with us!

For further information, contact Professor Mark Burrows at
mburrows@ants.edu.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for
Seminarians" begins on November 9.

All events take place in the Meetinghouse at Andover Newton Theological
School.

Are you graduating from seminary this year? Have you already graduated
and are beginning the search process? Come to these upcoming events to
find out how to enter the search process, meet with search committees,
start your benefits, and enter a congregation!

Though everyone is welcome, these events are designed particularly for
graduating seminarians who plan to search for a call as a pastor in a
United Church of Christ congregation.

Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile
November 9, 2006
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- The In Care Process and the Search Process
- Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview
- Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference,
UCC

Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match
February 8, 2007 (snow date Feb. 15)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
- Reading a Church Profile
- Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference,
UCC

Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future: UCC Benefits and the
Pastoral Call Agreement
March 15, 2007
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement
- UCC Health and Pension Benefits
- Continuing Education and Ongoing Pastoral Formation
Leaders: representative from The Pension Boards, UCC

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration to attend all four events is $60. Registration for a single
event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments).
Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due ($60 for all 4 programs or $20
per session), made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
MACUCC
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/110906macucc.htm

---------------------
Food Bank
---------------------

As the cold weather creeps in on us, I urge you all to remember the
members of our community who are less fortunate. Our food bank in
Sturdevant is in constant need of stocking. If you have something at
home or a little money to spare at the grocery store, please remember
that the person sitting next to you in class or living next door may be
trying to choose between eating and paying rent.

We welcome donations of any non-perishable foods. The following are
high nutrition, low cost suggestions:
canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
peanut butter
canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
pasta, rice, cereal
canned fruits or vegetable
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
condensed or powdered milk

Please contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns.

With Gratitude,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

----------------------------------
SA Meeting - November 1, 2006
----------------------------------
Wednesday, November 1st
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no
later than Sunday, October 29th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

-------------------------------------------------
Request to students for help at the Open House
-------------------------------------------------

Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus,
you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by
staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant
Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!),
or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending
someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective
students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service
available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at
mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or
dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go
in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is
helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at
djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning
on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are
around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday October 25, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Shoebox Ministry Kickoff
- Taking a Stand for Justice
- ANTS Annual Halloween Party
- Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
- End of Life Semina

REVIEW

- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton to be Available Online
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
- Food Bank
- SA Meeting - WEDNESDAY November 1, 2006
- Fellowship for the Peace Fellowship
- Current schedule for Thursday UU worship services
- Compline Worship Service 10/24
- A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
- Request to students for help at the Open House

-------------------------------------
Shoebox Ministry Kickoff
-------------------------------------

The third annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway
today! Please pray for the ministry, for all hands that touch and
prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will serve.
You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service today
until December 21st. Please get your friends, family, and youth groups
involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and practice
the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will arrange
to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be blessed
after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are unable to
attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy Nienhuis
- Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please leave
them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least 500
families (pay no attention to the measly 250 goal printed on the flyer).
Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach the stars.
See the link below for further information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/baptist.htm

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed
donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this
gesture but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these
types of donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual
exercise for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of this
ministry is to put yourself in the place of a homeless person while
making your box/es and to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in
order to create spiritual community between yourself, your family,
friends, and church members and your homeless brothers and sisters in
the world. You do not need to fill the box with everything on the list.
Be creative! The list is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like
to have to carry all that you might own with you from place to place.
What would you need? What would be too tedious? What might provide
comfort?
The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in
the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for
its recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in
the mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to
help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual
activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer
and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally
oppressed.

Peace and Love.

-------------------------------
Taking a Stand for Justice
-------------------------------

November 2, 2006 Thursday
5-6:30pm
Meetinghouse

More info: www.partakers.org

Description:

Harold Adams, Boston University Prison Education Program graduate and
founder of the Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners will
speak about his experiences of getting a college education inside the
walls and about the organization he recently founded--The Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners (CFROP)
"The struggles on the inside and outside start from the same place. The
stark economic realities know no walls--friends and relatives of
prisoners are affected and their problems spread into the community and
society at large."
Come hear how you can get involved!
This event is co-sponsored by the ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship and
Partakers.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: Bricheson@ants.edu

--------------------------------
ANTS Annual Halloween Party
--------------------------------
Monday, October 30, 2006
7pm - 11pm
7PM for Families, 8PM for Adults
Sturtevant Student Lounge

Take a little break from studying!!! Come dressed in the costume of
your choice and enjoy games, music, and dancing. This is also a
family-friendly event with fun and games especially for kids from 7-8pm.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.

If you would be willing to help set up or tear down for the party please
contact Evn Tomeny or Jason Alspaugh via email at jalspaugh@ants.edu or
etomeny@ants.

----------------------------------
Jazz Music at All Saints Service - Nov. 1
----------------------------------
The annual All Saints Service, held each year at ANTS since 1994, will
be held this year on All Saints Day, Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 1:00 - 1:50
p.m. in the Meetinghouse. This year's celebration will include jazz
music by Willie Sordillo, John Hamilton (ANTS '02), and company, with
dance by Dana Mann (ANTS '06). The service will begin outside the
Meetinghouse with a blessing of the water, and an asperging (sprinkling)
as we enter singing and recalling the mark of our baptism. Come to sing
a joyous song, and raise the rafters with us!

For further information, contact Professor Mark Burrows at
mburrows@ants.edu.

----------------------
End of Life Seminar
----------------------

Thursday, October 26, 2006

10-11:30AM

Newton Wellesley Hospital

Bowles 3 Meeting Room

2000 Washington Street

Newton Upper Falls, MA

Issues to include: Organ donation

Hospice care, Health Care Proxies

SPONSORED BY

The Protestant Chaplaincy Council

At Newton Wellesley Hospital

Info/RSVP: The Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle

617-243-6656

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

-----------------------------------------------------------
Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton to be Available Online
-----------------------------------------------------------
NEW! Video-on-demand and audio recordings of this event will be
available online. Watch for more announcements soon!

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

--------------------------------------------------------------
Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for
Seminarians" begins on November 9.

All events take place in the Meetinghouse at Andover Newton Theological
School.

Are you graduating from seminary this year? Have you already graduated
and are beginning the search process? Come to these upcoming events to
find out how to enter the search process, meet with search committees,
start your benefits, and enter a congregation!

Though everyone is welcome, these events are designed particularly for
graduating seminarians who plan to search for a call as a pastor in a
United Church of Christ congregation.

Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile
November 9, 2006
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- The In Care Process and the Search Process
- Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview
- Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference,
UCC

Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match
February 8, 2007 (snow date Feb. 15)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
- Reading a Church Profile
- Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference,
UCC

Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future: UCC Benefits and the
Pastoral Call Agreement
March 15, 2007
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement
- UCC Health and Pension Benefits
- Continuing Education and Ongoing Pastoral Formation
Leaders: representative from The Pension Boards, UCC

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration to attend all four events is $60. Registration for a single
event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments).
Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due ($60 for all 4 programs or $20
per session), made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
MACUCC
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/110906macucc.htm

---------------------
Food Bank
---------------------

As the cold weather creeps in on us, I urge you all to remember the
members of our community who are less fortunate. Our food bank in
Sturdevant is in constant need of stocking. If you have something at
home or a little money to spare at the grocery store, please remember
that the person sitting next to you in class or living next door may be
trying to choose between eating and paying rent.

We welcome donations of any non-perishable foods. The following are
high nutrition, low cost suggestions:
canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
peanut butter
canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
pasta, rice, cereal
canned fruits or vegetable
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
condensed or powdered milk

Please contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns.

With Gratitude,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

----------------------------------
SA Meeting - November 1, 2006
----------------------------------
Wednesday, November 1st
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no
later than Sunday, October 29th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

----------------------------------------------
Fellowship for the Peace Fellowship
----------------------------------------------
Join us for fellowship over dinner as we consider peacemaking on the
Hill and beyond. Kurt and Eric have been making connections with other
BTI seminaries and have been holding vigils on the Quad. Tim is
organizing informal faculty forums around peace issues. We have a
weekend workshop on nonviolence planned. What are your interests? How do
you promote peacemaking in your family, community, or church?

Our next meeting is Thursday October 26th in the cafeteria at 5:00pm. If
you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't come
to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you next
week.

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

--------------------------------------
Current schedule for Thursday UU worship services
--------------------------------------

Here's the current schedule for the weekly UU worship services, to be
held each Thursday at 1:00pm during the school year. Everyone is
welcome! Our worship this coming Thursday (October 26) will take
place in the Meetinghouse. It will be led by Carmen Emerson and
titled, "Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart". We hope that you will join
us for this worship service, and the ones that follow, and invite your
friends.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush - Psalm 139: Vulnerability and Prayer
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

The worship coordinators welcome your feedback and suggestions
regarding these Thursday services. If you'd like to lead worship this
coming semester, please let us know. Also, we will appreciate your
recommendations for speakers from the faculty and from the greater UU
community.

Blessings,
The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Marilyn Richards (Rapunzel22@aol.com)

--------------------------------------------------------------
A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
--------------------------------------------------------------

An important moment in UCC/UUA history will occur here on the hill!

What?
Historic Dialogue

When and Where?
Wednesday October 25th, 2006 , 7:00 P.M. , Noyes Hall

Who?
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. This exchange is of
interest to clergy and congregants in both denominations because,
despite theological differences and the historical controversy that led
to their split, in recent years there has been a growing solidarity of
the two groups. On a number of issues of progressive religious
conviction and social justice the two share common perspectives, and in
some communities there are some churches that have become aligned with
both denominations.

The program, which will begin at 7:00 PM in Noyes Hall on the Newton
campus, will be moderated by Rev. Nick Carter, President of Andover
Newton. Joining the principal speakers will be Dr. Elizabeth Nordbeck,
Moses Brown Professor of Ecclesiastical History at ANTS (and specialist
in New England church history), and Dr. John Buehrens, minister of First
Parish in Needham (UUA), author and former president of the UUA. The
program is open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Char Corbett and Cindy Stasko, Co-Moderators
& Dean E. LeFrancois, Treasurer

-------------------------------------------------
Request to students for help at the Open House
-------------------------------------------------

Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus,
you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by
staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant
Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!),
or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending
someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective
students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service
available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at
mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or
dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go
in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is
helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at
djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning
on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are
around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 24, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton to be Available Online
- BTI Newsletter Available - October 24
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
- Food Bank
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- SA Meeting - November 1, 2006

REVIEW

- BSF Worship Services Postponed until Further Notice
- Fellowship for the Peace Fellowship
- Email Through Connect: Verify Your E-mail Address
- BTI Newsletter Available - October 27
- Preaching for Advent and Christmas - Nov. 2
- Current schedule for Thursday UU worship services
- Wednesday Chapel
- From Ecology Ministry: FREE TICKETS FOR "Planting Peace" - Tuesday, October 24
- Donations for Victory House
- Compline Worship Service 10/24
- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
- A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
- Request to students for help at the Open House

-----------------------------------------------------------
Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton to be Available Online
-----------------------------------------------------------
NEW! Video-on-demand and audio recordings of this event will be available online. Watch for more announcements soon!

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

-------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - October 24
-------------------------------------
The October 24, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

--------------------------------------------------------------
Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

All events take place in the Meetinghouse at Andover Newton Theological School.

Are you graduating from seminary this year? Have you already graduated and are beginning the search process? Come to these upcoming events to find out how to enter the search process, meet with search committees, start your benefits, and enter a congregation!

Though everyone is welcome, these events are designed particularly for graduating seminarians who plan to search for a call as a pastor in a United Church of Christ congregation.

Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile
November 9, 2006
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- The In Care Process and the Search Process
- Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview
- Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match
February 8, 2007 (snow date Feb. 15)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
- Reading a Church Profile
- Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask
Leaders: Associate Conference Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

Starting Your Benefits - Establishing Your Future: UCC Benefits and the Pastoral Call Agreement
March 15, 2007
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement
- UCC Health and Pension Benefits
- Continuing Education and Ongoing Pastoral Formation
Leaders: representative from The Pension Boards, UCC

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration to attend all four events is $60. Registration for a single event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments). Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due ($60 for all 4 programs or $20 per session), made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
MACUCC
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/110906macucc.htm

---------------------
Food Bank
---------------------

As the cold weather creeps in on us, I urge you all to remember the members of our community who are less fortunate. Our food bank in Sturdevant is in constant need of stocking. If you have something at home or a little money to spare at the grocery store, please remember that the person sitting next to you in class or living next door may be trying to choose between eating and paying rent.

We welcome donations of any non-perishable foods. The following are high nutrition, low cost suggestions:
canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
peanut butter
canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
pasta, rice, cereal
canned fruits or vegetable
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
condensed or powdered milk

Please contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns.

With Gratitude,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

---------------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
---------------------------------

It's time to kick off the 3rd Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry for the Homeless.
Oct 25 - Dec 21

As you prepare your Holiday shoebox for the homeless pray and let the Spirit guide you in its preparation. Trust the Holy Spirit to guide your gift box to the right homeless person. A personal poem or a note written out of prayer and love to the unknown recipient can be life transforming for its recipient. Take some time to meditate and pray
before you prepare you box. Use your non-rational being to prepare this gift for your fellow man, woman, or child who must suffer the indignity of life without a place to call home.
http://www.ants.edu/community/groups/baptist.htm

Peace

Baptist Student Fellowship
contact: Toni DiPina
metrepwar@prodigy.net

----------------------------------
SA Meeting - November 1, 2006
----------------------------------
Tuesday, November 1st
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, October 29th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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

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BSF Worship Services Postponed until Further Notice
-------------------------------------------------------

BSF Worship Services will be postponed until further notice, due to the need for restructuring and planning. I pray God will burden the heart of the faithful to come forward and lead this portion of the fellowship's ministry soon!

Shalom
Christo Owens
Chair

----------------------------------------------
Fellowship for the Peace Fellowship
----------------------------------------------
Join us for fellowship over dinner as we consider peacemaking on the Hill and beyond. Kurt and Eric have been making connections with other BTI seminaries and have been holding vigils on the Quad. Tim is organizing informal faculty forums around peace issues. We have a weekend workshop on nonviolence planned. What are your interests? How do you promote peacemaking in your family, community, or church?

Our next meeting is Thursday October 26th in the cafeteria at 5:00pm. If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't come to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you next week.

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

—---------------------------------------------------------
Email Through Connect: Verify Your E-mail Address
—---------------------------------------------------------

IMPORTANT: E-mail messages from your instructor and class mates will be sent to the e-mail address that is specified in ANTS Connect. If you want to use a different e-mail address to receive mail, you must change your e-mail address in ANTS Connect. Please make sure that your e-mail address is correct and up-to-date.

If you have not been receiving e-mail through Connect, chances are that your e-mail address in Connect is blank or incorrect. Please follow these instuctions to verify your e-mail address:
To change your e-mail address:

1. Click Personal Info next to your name on the title bar.

2. Verify your e-mail address in the Account Info tab.

3. To change the e-mail address, click the Biographical Info tab.

4. Click the pencil icon next to Name and Address.

5. Enter or change your e-mail address and click Submit.

Note: Your e-mail address will not change immediately. Your updated information must be approved by a Connect administrator before the changes are made.

------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - October 27
------------------------------------------

The October 17, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

----------------------------------------
Preaching for Advent and Christmas - Nov. 2
----------------------------------------
with Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton

Thursday, November 2, 2006
9:30-2:30
Coffee and pastries available at 9AM
at the Congregational Church of Needham

A workshop for clergy, seminarians, and students in care

In this hands-on preaching workshop, we will revisit the history, meaning, and purpose of the Advent season in the Christian calendar, drawing out key themes, stories, and strategies for preaching. Participants will leave the workshop with 1)a deeper theological understanding of the Advent and Christmas season, and 2) having put together a concrete, personalized schedule of ideas for preaching through-out the season.

Cost is $50 per person, includes lunch and materials
Scholarships are available...

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

For complete details and registration form:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/UpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm

--------------------------------------
Current schedule for Thursday UU worship services
--------------------------------------

Here's the current schedule for the weekly UU worship services, to be
held each Thursday at 1:00pm during the school year. Everyone is
welcome! Our worship this coming Thursday (October 26) will take
place in the Meetinghouse. It will be led by Carmen Emerson and
titled, "Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart". We hope that you will join
us for this worship service, and the ones that follow, and invite your friends.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush - Psalm 139: Vulnerability and Prayer
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

The worship coordinators welcome your feedback and suggestions
regarding these Thursday services. If you'd like to lead worship this
coming semester, please let us know. Also, we will appreciate your
recommendations for speakers from the faculty and from the greater UU
community.

Blessings,
The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Marilyn Richards (Rapunzel22@aol.com)

-------------------------
Wednesday Chapel
-------------------------
FYI,
Wednesday's 1 p.m. Chapel in Colby will be led by the Rev. Mark Harris, UU minister and historian.

in peace,
Joanne

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

-------------------------------------------------------
From Ecology Ministry: FREE TICKETS FOR "Planting Peace" - Tuesday, October 24
--------------------------------------------------------
An Evening at Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
7:30 PM

The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC Massachusetts Conference Environmental Ministries), Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition and Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation are Co-sponsoring
an exciting major environmental event:

"Planting Peace: An Evening with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai"
that will take place next Tuesday, October 24th, at 7:30pm at Fanueil Hall in Boston.

Dr. Maathai is the first environmentalist and first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She was honored for her contributions to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Since 1976, Dr. Maathai and her Greenbelt Movement have assisted women in planting more than 20 million trees in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Lesotho, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

For more information about this event, please click on the following link: http://www.macucc.org/emj/PlantingPeace2.htm . This event will be an important spiritual and educational event for everyone who attends.

We hope this will be a small step in helping ANTS fulfill its important ministry of educating future ministers about the theological and pragmatic need for the environmental stewardship of our planet for the survival of all creatures, including humankind.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT CRISTINA CABRERA, ECOLOGY MINISTER ASAP AT 617-872-8275 (cell). FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE (please note that with these free tickets you are saving between $75-$175).

-------------------------------------------
Donations for Victory House
-------------------------------------------
Dear Colleagues,

We have begun a relationship with Victory House, residential substance abuse treatment program for men from all cultural backgrounds. You can read more about them at: http://www.vpi.org/programs/victoryhouse/

Their program is committed to providing treatment to individuals who are severely physically or mentally impaired. They are also a leader in serving clients with HIV infection and AIDS. No one is denied admission to Victory House because of these attending health problems or needs. They are in constant need of items for their clients. I have placed a box in the Stoddard Lobby in order to collect donations for them. Donations may be made for women or men. Among the items they need are:

Razors, shaving cream, bar soap, shampoo, T-passes for transportation, white tube socks, t-shirts, toothpaste, tooth brushes, combs, men's underwear, and reading materials (they get plenty of novels so they welcome self-help books, especially about addiction and recovery, inspirational/devotional items and so forth).

They can also use table lamps, sheets, and towels (yard sale items in good shape are fine). Towels and linens are particularly important because when clients graduate from the program Victory House helps them set up an apartment with a few basic items.

If you can donate some items, please do, and thank you.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service 10/24
-------------------------------------
Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 24th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

-----------------------------------------------------------
Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
-----------------------------------------------------------
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

--------------------------------------------------------------
A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
--------------------------------------------------------------

An important moment in UCC/UUA history will occur here on the hill!

What?
Historic Dialogue

When and Where?
Wednesday October 25th, 2006 , 7:00 P.M. , Noyes Hall

Who?
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. This exchange is of interest to clergy and congregants in both denominations because, despite theological differences and the historical controversy that led to their split, in recent years there has been a growing solidarity of the two groups. On a number of issues of progressive religious conviction and social justice the two share common perspectives, and in some communities there are some churches that have become aligned with both denominations.

The program, which will begin at 7:00 PM in Noyes Hall on the Newton campus, will be moderated by Rev. Nick Carter, President of Andover Newton. Joining the principal speakers will be Dr. Elizabeth Nordbeck, Moses Brown Professor of Ecclesiastical History at ANTS (and specialist in New England church history), and Dr. John Buehrens, minister of First Parish in Needham (UUA), author and former president of the UUA. The program is open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Char Corbett and Cindy Stasko, Co-Moderators
& Dean E. LeFrancois, Treasurer

-------------------------------------------------
Request to students for help at the Open House
-------------------------------------------------

Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus, you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!), or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

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

Monday, October 23, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday October 23, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- SA Elections Cancelled
- BSF Worship Services Postponed until Further Notice
- Fellowship for the Peace Fellowship
- Email Through Connect: Verify Your E-mail Address
- BTI Newsletter Available - October 27
- Preaching for Advent and Christmas - Nov. 2
- Current schedule for Thursday UU worship services
- Wednesday Chapel

REVIEW

- From Ecology Ministry: FREE TICKETS FOR "Planting Peace" - Tuesday, October 24
- Donations for Victory House
- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study
- Compline Worship Service 10/24
- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
- A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
- Request to students for help at the Open House

-------------------------------
SA Elections Cancelled
-------------------------------

No letters of intent were filled for any of the open SA officer positions. As there are no candidates, the elections have been cancelled.

If anyone is interested in filling the Vice President, Secretary or Student Life Committee Chair positions, please contact the SA Exec at SA@ants.edu.

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BSF Worship Services Postponed until Further Notice
-------------------------------------------------------

BSF Worship Services will be postponed until further notice, due to the need for restructuring and planning. I pray God will burden the heart of the faithful to come forward and lead this portion of the fellowship's ministry soon!

Shalom
Christo Owens
Chair

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Fellowship for the Peace Fellowship
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Join us for fellowship over dinner as we consider peacemaking on the Hill and beyond. Kurt and Eric have been making connections with other BTI seminaries and have been holding vigils on the Quad. Tim is organizing informal faculty forums around peace issues. We have a weekend workshop on nonviolence planned. What are your interests? How do you promote peacemaking in your family, community, or church?

Our next meeting is Thursday October 26th in the cafeteria at 5:00pm. If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't come to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you next week.

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

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Email Through Connect: Verify Your E-mail Address
—---------------------------------------------------------

IMPORTANT: E-mail messages from your instructor and class mates will be sent to the e-mail address that is specified in ANTS Connect. If you want to use a different e-mail address to receive mail, you must change your e-mail address in ANTS Connect. Please make sure that your e-mail address is correct and up-to-date.

If you have not been receiving e-mail through Connect, chances are that your e-mail address in Connect is blank or incorrect. Please follow these instuctions to verify your e-mail address:
To change your e-mail address:

1. Click Personal Info next to your name on the title bar.

2. Verify your e-mail address in the Account Info tab.

3. To change the e-mail address, click the Biographical Info tab.

4. Click the pencil icon next to Name and Address.

5. Enter or change your e-mail address and click Submit.

Note: Your e-mail address will not change immediately. Your updated information must be approved by a Connect administrator before the changes are made.

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BTI Newsletter Available - October 27
------------------------------------------

The October 17, 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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Preaching for Advent and Christmas - Nov. 2
----------------------------------------
with Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton

Thursday, November 2, 2006
9:30-2:30
Coffee and pastries available at 9AM
at the Congregational Church of Needham

A workshop for clergy, seminarians, and students in care

In this hands-on preaching workshop, we will revisit the history, meaning, and purpose of the Advent season in the Christian calendar, drawing out key themes, stories, and strategies for preaching. Participants will leave the workshop with 1)a deeper theological understanding of the Advent and Christmas season, and 2) having put together a concrete, personalized schedule of ideas for preaching through-out the season.

Cost is $50 per person, includes lunch and materials
Scholarships are available...

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

For complete details and registration form:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/UpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm

--------------------------------------
Current schedule for Thursday UU worship services
--------------------------------------

Here's the current schedule for the weekly UU worship services, to be
held each Thursday at 1:00pm during the school year. Everyone is
welcome! Our worship this coming Thursday (October 26) will take
place in the Meetinghouse. It will be led by Carmen Emerson and
titled, "Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart". We hope that you will join
us for this worship service, and the ones that follow, and invite your friends.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush - Psalm 139: Vulnerability and Prayer
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

The worship coordinators welcome your feedback and suggestions
regarding these Thursday services. If you'd like to lead worship this
coming semester, please let us know. Also, we will appreciate your
recommendations for speakers from the faculty and from the greater UU
community.

Blessings,
The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Marilyn Richards (Rapunzel22@aol.com)

-------------------------
Wednesday Chapel
-------------------------
FYI,
Wednesday's 1 p.m. Chapel in Colby will be led by the Rev. Mark Harris, UU minister and historian.

in peace,
Joanne

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

-------------------------------------------------------
From Ecology Ministry: FREE TICKETS FOR "Planting Peace" - Tuesday, October 24
--------------------------------------------------------
An Evening at Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
7:30 PM

The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC Massachusetts Conference Environmental Ministries), Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition and Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation are Co-sponsoring
an exciting major environmental event:

"Planting Peace: An Evening with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai"
that will take place next Tuesday, October 24th, at 7:30pm at Fanueil Hall in Boston.

Dr. Maathai is the first environmentalist and first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She was honored for her contributions to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Since 1976, Dr. Maathai and her Greenbelt Movement have assisted women in planting more than 20 million trees in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Lesotho, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

For more information about this event, please click on the following link: http://www.macucc.org/emj/PlantingPeace2.htm . This event will be an important spiritual and educational event for everyone who attends.

We hope this will be a small step in helping ANTS fulfill its important ministry of educating future ministers about the theological and pragmatic need for the environmental stewardship of our planet for the survival of all creatures, including humankind.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT CRISTINA CABRERA, ECOLOGY MINISTER ASAP AT 617-872-8275 (cell). FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE (please note that with these free tickets you are saving between $75-$175).

-------------------------------------------
Donations for Victory House
-------------------------------------------
Dear Colleagues,

We have begun a relationship with Victory House, residential substance abuse treatment program for men from all cultural backgrounds. You can read more about them at: http://www.vpi.org/programs/victoryhouse/

Their program is committed to providing treatment to individuals who are severely physically or mentally impaired. They are also a leader in serving clients with HIV infection and AIDS. No one is denied admission to Victory House because of these attending health problems or needs. They are in constant need of items for their clients. I have placed a box in the Stoddard Lobby in order to collect donations for them. Donations may be made for women or men. Among the items they need are:

Razors, shaving cream, bar soap, shampoo, T-passes for transportation, white tube socks, t-shirts, toothpaste, tooth brushes, combs, men's underwear, and reading materials (they get plenty of novels so they welcome self-help books, especially about addiction and recovery, inspirational/devotional items and so forth).

They can also use table lamps, sheets, and towels (yard sale items in good shape are fine). Towels and linens are particularly important because when clients graduate from the program Victory House helps them set up an apartment with a few basic items.

If you can donate some items, please do, and thank you.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study
------------------------------------------------
Monday October 23
5:00-5:50pm in the Small Dining Hall

The Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS cordially invites you to a weekly
Bible study beginning Monday, October 23 at 5:00pm in the small dining
hall. Refresh your mind and strengthen your walk with God with reading
and prayer over dinner. The focus of discussion this week will be Isaiah
6.

All are welcome to attend. Also, please login to ANTS Connect and join
our Fellowship group for announcements, events, and discussion.

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the
fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2.42

-------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service 10/24
-------------------------------------
Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 24th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

-----------------------------------------------------------
Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
-----------------------------------------------------------
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

--------------------------------------------------------------
A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
--------------------------------------------------------------

An important moment in UCC/UUA history will occur here on the hill!

What?
Historic Dialogue

When and Where?
Wednesday October 25th, 2006 , 7:00 P.M. , Noyes Hall

Who?
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. This exchange is of interest to clergy and congregants in both denominations because, despite theological differences and the historical controversy that led to their split, in recent years there has been a growing solidarity of the two groups. On a number of issues of progressive religious conviction and social justice the two share common perspectives, and in some communities there are some churches that have become aligned with both denominations.

The program, which will begin at 7:00 PM in Noyes Hall on the Newton campus, will be moderated by Rev. Nick Carter, President of Andover Newton. Joining the principal speakers will be Dr. Elizabeth Nordbeck, Moses Brown Professor of Ecclesiastical History at ANTS (and specialist in New England church history), and Dr. John Buehrens, minister of First Parish in Needham (UUA), author and former president of the UUA. The program is open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Char Corbett and Cindy Stasko, Co-Moderators
& Dean E. LeFrancois, Treasurer

-------------------------------------------------
Request to students for help at the Open House
-------------------------------------------------

Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus, you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!), or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, October 23, 2006 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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

SA Elections CANCELLED

Monday:
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study - Monday, October 23
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - Monday, October 23

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Spiritual Journeys - Sze-kar Wan - Tuesday, OCtober 24
- From Ecology Ministry: FREE TICKETS FOR "Planting Peace" - Tuesday, October 24
- Mandala Meditation Group - Tuesdays in OCtober
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Compline Worship Service 10/24

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship
- Walk The Labyrinth - WEDS
- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25

Thursday:
- UU Worship - THursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Fellowship for the Peace Fellowship - Thurs., October 26

*---------------------------------------------------
SA Elections CANCELLED
*---------------------------------------------------
No letters of intent were filled for any of the open SA officer positions. As there are no candidates, the elections have been cancelled.

If anyone is interested in filling the Vice President, Secretary or Student Life Committee Chair positions, please contact the SA Exec at SA@ants.edu.

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

------------------------------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study - Monday, October 23
------------------------------------------------
Monday October 23
5:00-5:50pm in the Small Dining Hall

The Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS cordially invites you to a weekly
Bible study beginning Monday, October 23 at 5:00pm in the small dining
hall. Refresh your mind and strengthen your walk with God with reading
and prayer over dinner. The focus of discussion this week will be Isaiah
6.

All are welcome to attend. Also, please login to ANTS Connect and join
our Fellowship group for announcements, events, and discussion.

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the
fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2.42

-----------------------------------------------------------
Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - Monday, October 23
-----------------------------------------------------------
Monday, October 23, 2006

The ANTS Peace Fellowship is pleased to host Jonathan Frerichs, Programme Executive for the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs at the World Council of Churches (Geneva), for two events:

Noon - 1 p.m., in the Small Dining Room:

Informal conversation with Jonathan Frerichs about his peace work for the WCC, including his work this week at the United Nations lobbying for an international agreement on the sale of arms; and,

1 - 2 p.m. in the Peck Conference Room (Worcester Hall):

A presentation by and conversation with Jonathan Frerichs about the current situation in the Middle East, cosponsored by "Journeys on the Hill" with comment by Rabbi Sandy Seltzer and others.

Both events are free, and open to the public.

For information, contact Professor Mark Burrows at mburrows@ants.edu.

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, October 24
---------------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

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Spiritual Journeys - Sze-kar Wan - Tuesday, OCtober 24
-------------------------------------
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.

October 24 Sze-Kar Wan

-------------------------------------------------------
From Ecology Ministry: FREE TICKETS FOR "Planting Peace" - Tuesday, October 24
--------------------------------------------------------
An Evening at Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
7:30 PM

For more information about this event, please click on the following link: http://www.macucc.org/emj/PlantingPeace2.htm . This event will be an important spiritual and educational event for everyone who attends.

We hope this will be a small step in helping ANTS fulfill its important ministry of educating future ministers about the theological and pragmatic need for the environmental stewardship of our planet for the survival of all creatures, including humankind.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT CRISTINA CABRERA, ECOLOGY MINISTER ASAP AT 617-872-8275 (cell). FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE (please note that with these free tickets you are saving between $75-$175).

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

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

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Compline Worship Service 10/24
-------------------------------------
9:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 24th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

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Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
------------------------
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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Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
----------------------------------
Join the weekly Peace Vigil on the quad every Wednesday at noon. This vigil will take place every Wednesday throughout the year as we take an hour of our time to stand in unity against various forms of injustice and violence in our world today. It’s a great opportunity to commune with each other and get a chance to hear what the Peace Fellowship is up to if you’re not able to make it to the meetings. Please feel free to bring scripture, poetry or a topic to discuss. Bring signs, songs and smiles.

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The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
-------------------------------------------------------------------
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, October 25
-------------------------
Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.
Worship leader: UUA Service

-----------------------------------------------------------
Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
-----------------------------------------------------------
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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Open Labyrinth Walks - WEDS
----------------------------------------------
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 - THursday, Oct. 26
------------------------------------------------------
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse
Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart

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Thursday Art Night - Oct. 26
-----------------------------
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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Fellowship for the Peace Fellowship - Thurs., OCtober 26
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Join us for fellowship over dinner as we consider peacemaking on the Hill and beyond. Kurt and Eric have been making connections with other BTI seminaries and have been holding vigils on the Quad. Tim is organizing informal faculty forums around peace issues. We have a weekend workshop on nonviolence planned. What are your interests? How do you promote peacemaking in your family, community, or church?

Our next meeting is Thursday October 26th in the cafeteria at 5:00pm. If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't come to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you next week.

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

Friday, October 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 20 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- "TAKE BACK YOUR TIME" DAY
- Lecture by Jennifer Knust - October 24
- Lecture by Robert Alter - November 1
- Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker - November 5
- DISCOVERING THE SUPERHERO IN YOU - Nov. 1 and 8
- SOUL AT WORK: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS - Nov. 7 and 11

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"TAKE BACK YOUR TIME" DAY
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"Take Back Your Time" is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Council
of Churches and the national "Take Back Your Time Day" organization. The aim
of Take Back Your Time is to draw attention to imbalances in work and
leisure in American cultural life. It offers a special opportunity for MCC
congregations to engage in theological reflection and personal practice
relating to Sabbath observance.

The initiative asks one to choose four windows of time from October 24, Take
Back Your Time Day, to December 31, 2006 to:
-rest body and mind
-reflect on life's deeper meaning
-reconnect with family, friends, and community
-reclaim time
-revive energy for life
-renew your relationship with Jesus Christ
-recreate balance

The MCC has a bulletin insert available for churches and also
provides great resources on how to Take Back Your Time with your family and
spiritual life at www.masscouncilofchurches.org/docs/takebacktime.htm.

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Lecture by Jennifer Knust - October 24
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The Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts
is pleased to present

Too Hot to Handle?:
The Reception of
the Woman Taken in Adultery

a lecture by

Prof. Jennifer Knust
Boston University School of Theology

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 6:00pm
Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue, room 412

The story of Jesus and the adulteress found in the Gospel of John boasts a
unique transmission history and a remarkably diverse set of
interpretations. Though potentially dangerous, this story was not
suppressed. Rather, throughout its history it has been regularly invoked in
Christian liturgy, art, and exegesis. Diverse representations of the
woman-her guilt or innocence, her status as a sinner or saint-have been a
particular focus of this nearly constant retelling. This lecture will
examine one aspect of the reception of this remarkable tale, exploring
diverse late antique and early medieval interpretations of the story.
Discussing this history we discover Christian authors, artists and priests
thinking with and through the story in ways that define their own version
of Christian life and practice, even as they guarantee the further
transmission and transformation of the tale. This lecture is free and open
to the public, and will be followed by a light reception.

For more information contact Program Coordinator Cristine Hutchison-Jones
at <mailto:crissy@bu.edu>crissy@bu.edu or 617-358-1754.

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Lecture by Robert Alter - November 1
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The Seventh Leon and Alice Newton Lecture
at Boston University

Robert Alter
Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley

The Challenge
of
Translating the Bible

Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 5:00pm
Boston University, Florence and Chafetz Hillel House
213 Bay State Road, Fourth Floor
This event will be followed by a public reception.

Robert Alter, a pre-eminent scholar of Hebrew and European literatures,
received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962, and has taught at
Berkeley since 1967. He has published widely on the modern European and
American novel, on modern Hebrew Literature, and on literary aspects of the
Bible. The 1995 recipient of the Scholarship Award for Social and Cultural
Studies of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Professor Alter is
the author of two prize winning volumes on literary aspects of the Bible.
His works include Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka,
Benjamin, and Scholem (1991), The World of Biblical Literature (1992) and
Hebrew and Modernity (1994). He has also completed several translations of
Hebrew Bible: Genesis: Translation and Commentary (1996), The David Story:
a Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel (1999), and The Five Books
of Moses: a Translation and Commentary (2004). His most recent works are
Canon and Creativity: Modern Writing and the Authority of Scripture (2000)
and Imagined Cities (2005).

This event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Foundation,
the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts, the University Professors
Program,
and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University.

For more information contact Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or
crissy@bu.edu.

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Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker - November 5
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The International Faith and Science Exchange (InterFase)
cordially invites you to the
2006 Charles Townes Lecture Series on Science and Religion
"The Growing Alliance of Religion and Ecology"

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker
Visiting Scholar at Yale University
Founder and Coordinator - Forum on Religion and Ecology

Sunday Evening, November 5
7 p.m.
Harvard Divinity School
Andover Hall, Sperry Auditorium
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lecture free and open to the public.
Dinner with Dr. Tucker, 5:30 p.m. in the Brown Room, $40 ($20 students, free to BTI Certificate Students)
Dinner reservations by Oct. 30, please. RSVP to Frank Villa, labplans@comcast.net


Mary Evelyn Tucker is a visiting professor at Yale in the Institution for Social and Public Policy and a research associate at the
Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard. Among other books she is the author of Worldly
Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase. She and her husband John Grim organized a series of 10 conferences on World Religions and
Ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School They were the series editors for the 10 volumes
published from the series.

For additional information please consult www.religionandecology.org

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DISCOVERING THE SUPERHERO IN YOU - Nov. 1 and 8
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Superheroes! They save lives, promote justice, right wrongs, and protect the
weak. However, beyond their obvious powers like great strength, flight and
invulnerability there is something more that defines a superhero -- their
determination to make the world a better place through the use of their
special gifts. This means that any of us, through the exploration of our own
special gifts, can discover the ³superhero within.² Join Adam Marx,
teacher, facilitator and life coach, for a two-part workshop where you will
gain clarity on your life goals, find the internal motivation needed to
achieve these goals, and have a deeper appreciation for the gifts you bring
to the world.

November 1st and 8th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $75

Location: First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston

To register email journeys@firstparishweston.org or call 781-893-7798.

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SOUL AT WORK: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS - Nov. 7 and 11
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Do you long to bring your soul to work? Does your organization (business,
healthcare facility, nonprofit) seem to have lost its soul? How can you
exercise spiritual leadership in your workplace and other organizations in
which you serve? Learn more about this topic when the author of Soul at
Work speaks on Tuesday, November 7th and/or attend her experiential seminar
on the following Saturday, November 11th. Dr. Margaret Benefiel is CEO of
ExecutiveSoul.com and adjunct professor at Andover Newton Theological
School.

Author¹s Talk - November 7th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $5 donation.
Seminar - November 11th, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: $80.

First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston

To register for the workshop 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, October 20, 2006

NEW
- From Ecology Ministry: FREE TICKETS FOR "Planting Peace" - Tuesday, October 24
- Donations for Victory House

REVIEW
- In Celebration of Rumi: Poetry, Music and Dance - October 22
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study
- Compline Worship Service 10/24
- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
- A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
- Request to students for help at the Open House

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From Ecology Ministry: FREE TICKETS FOR "Planting Peace" - Tuesday, October 24
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An Evening at Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
7:30 PM

The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC Massachusetts Conference Environmental Ministries), Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition and Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation are Co-sponsoring
an exciting major environmental event:

"Planting Peace: An Evening with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai"
that will take place next Tuesday, October 24th, at 7:30pm at Fanueil Hall in Boston.

Dr. Maathai is the first environmentalist and first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She was honored for her contributions to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Since 1976, Dr. Maathai and her Greenbelt Movement have assisted women in planting more than 20 million trees in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Lesotho, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

For more information about this event, please click on the following link: http://www.macucc.org/emj/PlantingPeace2.htm . This event will be an important spiritual and educational event for everyone who attends.

We hope this will be a small step in helping ANTS fulfill its important ministry of educating future ministers about the theological and pragmatic need for the environmental stewardship of our planet for the survival of all creatures, including humankind.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT CRISTINA CABRERA, ECOLOGY MINISTER ASAP AT 617-872-8275 (cell). FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE (please note that with these free tickets you are saving between $75-$175).

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Donations for Victory House
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Dear Colleagues,

We have begun a relationship with Victory House, residential substance abuse treatment program for men from all cultural backgrounds. You can read more about them at: http://www.vpi.org/programs/victoryhouse/

Their program is committed to providing treatment to individuals who are severely physically or mentally impaired. They are also a leader in serving clients with HIV infection and AIDS. No one is denied admission to Victory House because of these attending health problems or needs. They are in constant need of items for their clients. I have placed a box in the Stoddard Lobby in order to collect donations for them. Donations may be made for women or men. Among the items they need are:

Razors, shaving cream, bar soap, shampoo, T-passes for transportation, white tube socks, t-shirts, toothpaste, tooth brushes, combs, men's underwear, and reading materials (they get plenty of novels so they welcome self-help books, especially about addiction and recovery, inspirational/devotional items and so forth).

They can also use table lamps, sheets, and towels (yard sale items in good shape are fine). Towels and linens are particularly important because when clients graduate from the program Victory House helps them set up an apartment with a few basic items.

If you can donate some items, please do, and thank you.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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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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Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
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Monday, OCTOBER 23rd

Jonathan Frerichs
World Council of Churches
Ambassador-Middle East for 15 years

Informal Discussion on Peace
SMALL DINING ROOM
Noon to 1:00pm

Discussion on Middle East Conflict
Meeting House
1:00pm -2:00pm

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Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study
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Monday October 23
5:00-5:50pm in the Small Dining Hall

The Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS cordially invites you to a weekly
Bible study beginning Monday, October 23 at 5:00pm in the small dining
hall. Refresh your mind and strengthen your walk with God with reading
and prayer over dinner. The focus of discussion this week will be Isaiah
6.

All are welcome to attend. Also, please login to ANTS Connect and join
our Fellowship group for announcements, events, and discussion.

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the
fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2.42

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Compline Worship Service 10/24
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Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 24th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

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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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A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
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An important moment in UCC/UUA history will occur here on the hill!

What?
Historic Dialogue

When and Where?
Wednesday October 25th, 2006 , 7:00 P.M. , Noyes Hall

Who?
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. This exchange is of interest to clergy and congregants in both denominations because, despite theological differences and the historical controversy that led to their split, in recent years there has been a growing solidarity of the two groups. On a number of issues of progressive religious conviction and social justice the two share common perspectives, and in some communities there are some churches that have become aligned with both denominations.

The program, which will begin at 7:00 PM in Noyes Hall on the Newton campus, will be moderated by Rev. Nick Carter, President of Andover Newton. Joining the principal speakers will be Dr. Elizabeth Nordbeck, Moses Brown Professor of Ecclesiastical History at ANTS (and specialist in New England church history), and Dr. John Buehrens, minister of First Parish in Needham (UUA), author and former president of the UUA. The program is open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Char Corbett and Cindy Stasko, Co-Moderators
& Dean E. LeFrancois, Treasurer

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Request to students for help at the Open House
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Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus, you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!), or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

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

Thursday, October 19, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 19, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- ENGAGING NONVIOLENCE: SKILL BUILDING FOR THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
- A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
- Request to students for help at the Open House
- Shoebox Ministry for the Homeless Kick-Off
- Construction Update

REVIEW:

- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
- Costas Lecture Available Online
- New sidewalk being poured this week
- Christmas Holiday: Correction to Academic Calendar
- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study
- Ordination Ceremony for ANTS Alum Marraine Kettell
- Sabbath for People Who Work on Sunday with Donna Schaper
- In Celebration of Rumi: Poetry, Music and Dance
- Spiritual Journeys with Sze-kar Wan
- Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
- Compline Worship Service 10/24
- Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
- Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17

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ENGAGING NONVIOLENCE: SKILL BUILDING FOR THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
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November 10, 11, 12 ANTS

We are called to be Peacemakers - but do we know the things that make for peace?
Come and learn critical skills for peacebuilding and nonviolence as we seek to find ways to build the beloved community wherever we are. Nationally recognized trainers in Nonviolence Ken Butigan, Linda Jaramillo and LR Berger will be leading a workshop you will long remember - it might just change your life!

For more information please see the brochure and registration information on the web. If you register by October 20th, there is a significant discount. Please go to web calendar on home page for more information or see Brita Gill-Austern or David Ames for a brochure.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.

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A Reminder to Students from the UCC Fellowship
--------------------------------------------------------------

An important moment in UCC/UUA history will occur here on the hill!

What?
Historic Dialogue

When and Where?
Wednesday October 25th, 2006 , 7:00 P.M. , Noyes Hall

Who?
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. This exchange is of interest to clergy and congregants in both denominations because, despite theological differences and the historical controversy that led to their split, in recent years there has been a growing solidarity of the two groups. On a number of issues of progressive religious conviction and social justice the two share common perspectives, and in some communities there are some churches that have become aligned with both denominations.

The program, which will begin at 7:00 PM in Noyes Hall on the Newton campus, will be moderated by Rev. Nick Carter, President of Andover Newton. Joining the principal speakers will be Dr. Elizabeth Nordbeck, Moses Brown Professor of Ecclesiastical History at ANTS (and specialist in New England church history), and Dr. John Buehrens, minister of First Parish in Needham (UUA), author and former president of the UUA. The program is open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Char Corbett and Cindy Stasko, Co-Moderators
& Dean E. LeFrancois, Treasurer

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Request to students for help at the Open House
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Saturday, November 4:

1) If you represent one of the student groups or fellowships on campus, you are invited to participate in our Fall Open House, either by staffing a table at our Program Fair (Stoddard Lobby or Sturtevant Lounge) on Saturday, November 4 from 11:30-12:30 (followed by lunch!), or, if you can't be there, providing some written material or sending someone in your place. We would like to be able to show our prospective students the various opportunities for fellowship, fun and service available here at Andover Newton. Contact Peg Carroll at mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x294.

2) We may need some help with hospitality for the event, picking and/or dropping off visitors up at the airport or train station (you would go in pairs and can get reimbursed for tolls, parking, etc.) A car is helpful/needed. If you can help with this, please contact Darrick at djackson@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 x289.

We expect to have about 45-50 people on campus, 15 of whom are planning on staying in our residence halls beginning Friday night. If you are around, we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.

Thanks,
Peg, Darrick and Alex
Admissions/Recruitment Office

Margaret L. Carroll
Director of Enrollment
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
617-964-1100 ext. 294/800-964-2687 ext. 294
www.ants.edu / mcarroll@ants.edu
Fax:617-558-9785

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Shoebox Ministry for the Homeless Kick-Off - October 25 - Dec. 21
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It's time to kick off the 3rd Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry for the Homeless.
Oct 25 - Dec 21

As you prepare your Holiday shoebox for the homeless pray and let the Spirit guide you in its preparation. Trust the Holy Spirit to guide your gift box to the right homeless person. A personal poem or a note written out of prayer and love to the unknown recipient can be life transforming for its recipient. Take some time to meditate and pray before you prepare you box. Use your non-rational being to prepare this gift for your fellow man, woman, or child who must suffer the indignity of life without a place to call home.

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

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Construction Update
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Shamut Construction is now in the process of sealing the foundation of Davis Hall, as part of our refurbishing of that building. This should create a much drier environment in the lower level of Davis. They have also finished running gas, water, and other lines into the new chapel. Thank you for your patience with the disruption of the main road around the quad. By the end of next week they will be done repaving those areas and our roadway should be much cleaner. They are currently pouring new sidewalks in front of Fuller Hall. Please refrain from using these until Sunday to give the cement ample time to set up.

You'll notice that the construction crew has now begun to put sheet rock around the perimeter of the chapel. This is the first step in enclosing it. Construction continues to be on or slightly ahead of schedule. Let me know if you have questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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REVIEW
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Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
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Please consider joining the weekly Peace Vigil on the quad on Wednesdays at noon. This vigil will take place every Wednesday throughout the year as we take an hour of our time to stand in unity against various forms of injustice and violence in our world today. It’s a great opportunity to commune with each other and get a chance to hear what the Peace Fellowship is up to if you’re not able to make it to the meetings. Please feel free to bring scripture, poetry or a topic to discuss. Bring signs, songs and smiles.

Jonathan Frerichs – Oct 23rd – Noon to 2:00pm – 1:00pm in Small Dining Room and 1:00pm in the Meeting House

Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov 10th - 12th, Friday 1-6, Saturday 9-5; dinner and evening program optional, Sunday 1-6. Applications can be found on the ANTS website.

Thank you,

Kurt

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Costas Lecture Available Online
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Orlando E. Costas Program Lecture: Dr. Maria Teresa Davila - On October 10, 2006. Dr. Maria Teresa Davila, Ph.D., Boston College spoke on "Latino/a Ethics and U.S. Civil Society: Notes on Shaping Christian Moral Identity for Dialogue and Change."
Read speech: http://www.ants.edu/about/publications/other/101006davila.pdf

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New sidewalk being poured this week
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FYI,

The construction people will be pouring a new sidewalk in front of Fuller Hall this week, and asked that we refrain from walking on it until Sunday, October 22 at the earliest to give it time to harden.

Building & Grounds

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Christmas Holiday: Correction to Academic Calendar
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The school will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for Christmas Holiday. The previous dates reported in in the Academic Calendar for 2006-2007 were incorrect. The school will not be closed on Friday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 27.

For an updated calendar, see the Web site:
http://www.ants.edu/catalog/calendar/index.htm

Karen Brockney

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Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study
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Monday October 23
5:00-5:50pm in the Small Dining Hall

The Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS cordially invites you to a weekly
Bible study beginning Monday, October 23 at 5:00pm in the small dining
hall. Refresh your mind and strengthen your walk with God with reading
and prayer over dinner. The focus of discussion this week will be Isaiah
6.

All are welcome to attend. Also, please login to ANTS Connect and join
our Fellowship group for announcements, events, and discussion.

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the
fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2.42

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Ordination Ceremony for ANTS Alum Marraine Kettell
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Marraine Kettell (ANTS 2006) was called as the Associate Pastor at St. John's United Church of Christ in Emmaus, Pennsylvania in July. She has been serving there since late August. Information about St. John's can be found at www.stjohnsuccemmaus.org. Her ordination will be held at Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts on November 5th at 3pm. Rev. Dr. Dean Allen, former Academic Dean of Andover Newton, will be preaching.All clergy are invited to process. We will be gathering in the Gordon Chapel at 2:30pm. The color of the day is red.
Old South is located at the Copley stop on the green line. Validated parking is available at the Prudential Center garage. Please feel free to contact Marraine at mckettell@yahoo.com with any questions.

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Sabbath for People Who Work on Sunday with Donna Schaper
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Sunday October 22 at 3 pm through
Monday, October 23 at 1pm
$95 for private room
Mercy Center, Madison, CT

for lay & ordained ministers& those preparing for ministry
“Be still and know…”

Sabbath for Ministers at Mercy Center is an ecumenical program offering ongoing and occasional services and retreats designed specifically for those working in or preparing for active ministry. Its mission is to provide opportunities for ordained and lay ministers to “be still” and listen to the wisdom of the spirit as it continues to call each to health, wholeness and holiness through all the demands and invitations of ministry. For further information on all Sabbath for Ministers services and retreats, contact Claire Rusowicz, Coordinator.
(203)245-0401, Claire@mercybythesea.org.

This weekend, after sermons and services are finished for the week, join Rev. Schaper and your peers for time to rest, reflect and encourage one another in Sabbath keeping. We will begin with free private time at Mercy Center to enjoy the beach, share dinner and an evening’s reflection and then spend a stimulating Monday morning looking at our experience and hopes for keeping the Sabbath in our lives. The program concludes with lunch.

To register: Call Mercy Center Guest Services at 203.245.0401 or go to www.MercyByTheSea.org

About our presenter
Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper is Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City and author of 28 books, notably Sabbath Keeping and the soon-to-be-published Living Well While Doing Good, reflecting on her 30 years as a minister in the United Church of Christ. Married with three grown children, she is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and Hartford Theological Seminary from which she recently received the “Significant Ministry” award. Rev. Schaper has written for many publications such as The New York Times and has been a featured commentator for National Public Radio.


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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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Spiritual Journeys with Sze-kar Wan - October 24
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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.

On October 24, Prof. Sze-Kar Wan will share his spiritual journey.

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Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
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Art and Craft Sale - November 28-30, 2006
Andover Newton Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
in the Meetinghouse
Tuesday, November 28, (4-7pm)
Wednesday, November 29, (11-1pm and 4-6pm)
Thursday, November 30, (2-6pm)

Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause?
Here’s your chance!!!!

Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund, and the community gets
to buy unique one-of-a kind gifts and beautiful works
of art.

Bring in any of your art forms. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund. If
you don’t have enough art for a whole table, or you
can’t be there during all of the hours, see Joy for a
way you can participate.

Contact: Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com or
DHonen@ants.edu
by November 17th to reserve a space

-------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service 10/24
-------------------------------------

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 24th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

-----------------------------------------
Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
-----------------------------------------
From the Registrar's Office

October 30 - Nov 17- M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2007 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

October 30-November 17-Statement of Intention to Graduate for 2007 Commencement due in the Registrar's Office. A late fee of $150 is charged after this postmarked date.
Below links for the forms.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/intentgrad.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

------------------------------------------------------------
Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
------------------------------------------------------------

Registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 17. Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of class, subject to a $150 late fee. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the school will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the second day of class.

Registration and payment forms for Winter Term 2007 will be available on the ANTS web site and the Registrar's office by October 25. Students who are interested in housing should contact the Housing Office.

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, October 17, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study
- Ordination Ceremony for ANTS Alum Marraine Kettell
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - Fall Evening Classes Start Today
- Community Chapel - WRAP Service with Irene Monroe
- Sabbath for People Who Work on Sunday with Donna Schaper
- In Celebration of Rumi: Poetry, Music and Dance
- Spiritual Journeys with Sze-kar Wan

REVIEW:

- "Top Off" The New Chapel Luncheon!
- Episcopal Worship Service
- Episcopal Fellowship Forum
- UU Worship Schedule Update
- Build Homes for Hurricane Survivors with ABC
- Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
- Compline Worship Service 10/24
- Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
- Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE

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Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study
------------------------------------------------
Monday October 23
5:00-5:50pm in the Small Dining Hall

The Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS cordially invites you to a weekly
Bible study beginning Monday, October 23 at 5:00pm in the small dining
hall. Refresh your mind and strengthen your walk with God with reading
and prayer over dinner. The focus of discussion this week will be Isaiah
6.

All are welcome to attend. Also, please login to ANTS Connect and join
our Fellowship group for announcements, events, and discussion.

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the
fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2.42

-------------------------------------------------
Ordination Ceremony for ANTS Alum Marraine Kettell
-------------------------------------------------

Marraine Kettell (ANTS 2006) was called as the Associate Pastor at St. John's United Church of Christ in Emmaus, Pennsylvania in July. She has been serving there since late August. Information about St. John's can be found at www.stjohnsuccemmaus.org. Her ordination will be held at Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts on November 5th at 3pm. Rev. Dr. Dean Allen, former Academic Dean of Andover Newton, will be preaching.All clergy are invited to process. We will be gathering in the Gordon Chapel at 2:30pm. The color of the day is red.
Old South is located at the Copley stop on the green line. Validated parking is available at the Prudential Center garage. Please feel free to contact Marraine at mckettell@yahoo.com with any questions.

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Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - Fall Evening Classes Start Today
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism
Fall Evening Classes for Adults

Join us for a series of eye-opening short evening classes to learn about
the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
- Learn the history of major Islamic religious and political movements.
- Study texts from the Talmud and the Gospels.
- Uncover surprising textual sources for tolerance in the three traditions.
-Experience how unusual sources of spirituality and healing can be applied to our lives.
- Learn the details of the dramatic revolution that has occurred in Christian-Jewish relations since Vatican II, including the stops, starts and detours along the way.

For full course descriptions and registration, go to
http://www.interreligiouscenter.org/educational_programs.

An Introduction to the Talmud
Reuven Cohn
Mondays; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Tolerance and Tradition
Adam Seligman
Tuesdays; October 17, 24 31; November 7, 14, 21
7:30-9:00 p.m.

A New Beginning: Christian and Jewish Relations in the Past Fifty Years
Philip Cunningham
Tuesdays; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12
7:30-9:00 p.m.

An Outsider's View of the Gospels
Gregory Mobley
Wednesdays; October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Spirituality and Healing: Exploring Connections through Spiritual
Practices
Brita Gill-Austern
Thursdays; October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Major Islamic Movements: Where they Came From, Where They are Going
Rumee Ahmed
Thursdays; October 26; November 2, 9, 30; December 7, 14
7:30-9:00 p.m.

For full course descriptions and registration, go to
http://www.interreligiouscenter.org/educational_programs.

Sponsored by the Interreligious Center on Public Life at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College Herrick Road, Newton Centre

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Community Chapel - WRAP Service with Irene Monroe
---------------------------------------
October 18
1pm, Colby Chapel

Contact: Cass Poulos
Email: cpoulos@ants.edu

The WRAP ("We're Raising Awareness about Poverty") fellowship group sponsoring the Oct. 18 chapel is bringing in guest preacher Rev. Irene Monroe to do the service, please join us.

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Sabbath for People Who Work on Sunday with Donna Schaper
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Sunday October 22 at 3 pm through
Monday, October 23 at 1pm
$95 for private room
Mercy Center, Madison, CT

for lay & ordained ministers& those preparing for ministry
“Be still and know…”

Sabbath for Ministers at Mercy Center is an ecumenical program offering ongoing and occasional services and retreats designed specifically for those working in or preparing for active ministry. Its mission is to provide opportunities for ordained and lay ministers to “be still” and listen to the wisdom of the spirit as it continues to call each to health, wholeness and holiness through all the demands and invitations of ministry. For further information on all Sabbath for Ministers services and retreats, contact Claire Rusowicz, Coordinator.
(203)245-0401, Claire@mercybythesea.org.

This weekend, after sermons and services are finished for the week, join Rev. Schaper and your peers for time to rest, reflect and encourage one another in Sabbath keeping. We will begin with free private time at Mercy Center to enjoy the beach, share dinner and an evening’s reflection and then spend a stimulating Monday morning looking at our experience and hopes for keeping the Sabbath in our lives. The program concludes with lunch.

To register: Call Mercy Center Guest Services at 203.245.0401 or go to www.MercyByTheSea.org

About our presenter
Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper is Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City and author of 28 books, notably Sabbath Keeping and the soon-to-be-published Living Well While Doing Good, reflecting on her 30 years as a minister in the United Church of Christ. Married with three grown children, she is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and Hartford Theological Seminary from which she recently received the “Significant Ministry” award. Rev. Schaper has written for many publications such as The New York Times and has been a featured commentator for National Public Radio.


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In Celebration of Rumi: Poetry, Music and Dance - October 22
-------------------------------------------
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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Spiritual Journeys with Sze-kar Wan - October 24
-------------------------------------
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.

On October 24, Prof. Sze-Kar Wan will share his spiritual journey.

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

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"Top Off" The New Chapel Luncheon!
--------------------------------------

Come Join in the Celebration as we “Top Off” the new Wilson Chapel

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, @12:00p.m.

Shawmut Construction Company (the builder of Wilson Chapel) is hosting a luncheon for all students, faculty, staff, Trustees of the School, other invited guests, and the Company’s construction crew.

The luncheon will be served from 11:30-1:30 in the cafeteria and Noyes will be available in addition to the cafe for enjoying your lunch (traditional or vegetarian) Wednesday afternoon, Oct.18th. At 12:45, we will have a brief “Topping Off” Ceremony just before Chapel. As rain is expected please bring an umbrella. The ceremony will be held under the roof of tghe new chapel which hopefully will be dry! It will be a 15 minute ceremony and will end in time for chapel. We hope that you will attend this event and watch the evergreen tree be placed atop the highest point of construction!

----------------------------
Episcopal Worship Service
----------------------------

Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on Thursday, October 19th at 1:00 pm in the Colby Chapel. Our guest celebrant and preacher will be The Rev. Stephanie Spellers of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston. ALL are welcome.

----------------------------
Episcopal Fellowship Forum
----------------------------

On Thursday, October 19th from noon to 12:45 p.m., please join us in the cafeteria for a discussion forum for Episcopal students (and anyone else who is interested!). The forum will be facilitated by the Rev. Stephanie Spellers of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston. The topic will be "radical welcome." Following the forum, Rev. Spellers will lead a service of Holy Eucharist in the chapel.

----------------------------
UU Worship Schedule Update
----------------------------

Dear friends and colleagues,

Here's the current schedule for the weekly Unitarian Universalist
worship services, to be held each Thursday at 1:00pm during the
school year. Everyone is welcome! This coming Thursday, our worship
will be led by Janet Bush on Psalm 139: Vulnerability and Prayer. We
hope that you will attend this service, and the ones that follow, and
invite your friends.

This Thursday's worship service will be held in the Meetinghouse.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush - Psalm 139: Vulnerability and Prayer
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

The worship coordinators welcome your feedback and suggestions
regarding these Thursday services. If you'd like to lead worship this
coming semester, please let us know. Also, we will appreciate your
recommendations for speakers from the faculty and from the greater UU
community.

Blessings,
The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Marilyn Richards (Rapunzel22@aol.com)

---------------------------------------------
Build Homes for Hurricane Survivors with ABC
---------------------------------------------

As we mark the one year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita much still needs to be done in the Gulf Coast. On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, National Ministries is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to sponsor the building of seven homes in Gautier, Mississippi, through Habitat for Humanity’s Operation Home Delivery program.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness around the world. Habitat invites volunteers, skilled and unskilled, to partner with them to build simple and affordable homes as they seek to end homelessness. Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, Habitat launched Operation Home Delivery, an unprecedented effort to rebuild as many homes along the Gulf Coast as possible.

Gautier sits one hour west of Mobile, Alabama, and less than two hours east of New Orleans, in the center of Jackson County on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, one of the worst hit areas battered by Hurricane Katrina. Here National Ministries and Habitat for Humanity will build seven homes, beginning in November 2006 and continuing through Spring 2007.

National Ministries’ Volunteer Ministries is seeking your help to spread the word. We are currently identifying persons and groups (4 to 15 persons) who may be interested in this extraordinary opportunity. Those interested must be 18 years or older; this is a Habitat mandate and no exceptions are allowed. Construction skills are not required; but any knowledge or experience is appreciated, and skilled laborers such as electricians, plumbers and carpenters are greatly needed. Each individual is responsible for their transportation to and from Gautier as well as to and from the worksite. Food and lodging are available at the Salvation Army Volunteer Village for a nominal cost of $20 per night. Other accommodations are available upon request.

As American Baptists continue to minister around the issue of Children in Poverty, I believe this to be an excellent way to live out the words of Jesus that we find in Matthew 25:40 “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it unto me.”

For more information and applications for the upcoming builds, please contact Victoria Goff, national coordinator of Volunteer Ministries at vgoff@abc-usa.org or 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext 2449.

Serving together,

Victoria J. Goff
National Coordinator of Volunteer Ministries

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Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
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Art and Craft Sale - November 28-30, 2006
Andover Newton Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
in the Meetinghouse
Tuesday, November 28, (4-7pm)
Wednesday, November 29, (11-1pm and 4-6pm)
Thursday, November 30, (2-6pm)

Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause?
Here’s your chance!!!!

Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund, and the community gets
to buy unique one-of-a kind gifts and beautiful works
of art.

Bring in any of your art forms. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund. If
you don’t have enough art for a whole table, or you
can’t be there during all of the hours, see Joy for a
way you can participate.

Contact: Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com or
DHonen@ants.edu
by November 17th to reserve a space

-------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service 10/24
-------------------------------------

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 24th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

---------------------------------------------------
New Winterim Class - Border Crossing on the Mexican Border to Arizona
---------------------------------------------------

If you are interested in the Winterim class "A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey" from January 22 to January 31 on the border of Mexico and Arizona please see Matthew Boulton or Brita Gill-Austern for information and registration information.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

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Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation
--------------------------------------------------

Interested in Pastoral Counseling as a vocation? Come to an informational meeting about the American Association of Pastoral Counselors on Thursday, November 9, 2006, from noon -2:00 p.m. in the Green Room in Dabney Hall. Bring a lunch!

Leanne Tigert

-----------------------------------------
Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
-----------------------------------------
From the Registrar's Office

October 30 - Nov 17- M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2007 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

October 30-November 17-Statement of Intention to Graduate for 2007 Commencement due in the Registrar's Office. A late fee of $150 is charged after this postmarked date.
Below links for the forms.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/intentgrad.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

------------------------------------------------------------
Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
------------------------------------------------------------

Registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 17. Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of class, subject to a $150 late fee. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the school will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the second day of class.

Registration and payment forms for Winter Term 2007 will be available on the ANTS web site and the Registrar's office by October 25. Students who are interested in housing should contact the Housing Office.

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New Course Offered for Spring 2007
------------------------------------------
PSYC 729/829S
Pastoral Psychotherapy with Couples
Dr. Tigert
Th. 9-11:50
(Prerequisites: PSYP 607, PSYP 611, or permission of the instructor)

The present social/religious/psychological constructions and conflicts concerning marriage and family require a level of proficiency in skills and articulate insight on the part of religious leaders. The focus of this course centers upon the psychology and theology of couple relationships within this context. We will study theological understandings of sexuality, marriage, coupling, and relationship that inform pastoral and therapeutic interventions. Participants will learn psychological coupling theory, diagnoses of couple dynamics, and models of clinical treatment. We will study critical events and crises in the lives of couples (divorce/mental illness/ sexual identity/blended families/etc), and effective response on the part of the pastor, faith community, and pastoral psychotherapist. Finally, we will look at our own histories of family/sexuality/relationships and how they inform our work as professionals.

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Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
-----------------------------------------------------------

Monday, OCTOBER 23rd
Jonathan Frerichs
World Council of Churches
Ambassador—Middle East for15 years
Informal Discussion on Peace
SMALL DINING ROOM
Noon to 1:00pm
Discussion on Middle East Conflict
Meeting House
1:00pm -2:00pm
Come join other seminarians for PEACE as our prayers
come to fruition through our efforts of conscience;
marches, vigils, US flag washings and fasts; All in the name
of bearing witness to today’s atrocities.

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SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
----------------------------------------------
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

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God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
-------------------------------------------

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

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

Monday, October 16, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday October 16, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- "Top Off" The New Chapel Luncheon!
- Episcopal Worship Service
- Episcopal Fellowship Forum
- UU Worship Schedule Update
- Build Homes for Hurricane Survivors with ABC
- Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
- Compline Worship Service 10/24
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night

REVIEW:

- New Winterim Class - Border Crossing on the Mexican Border to Arizona
- Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation
- Call for Candidates - Reminder
- Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
- Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
- New Course Offered for Spring 2007
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project

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"Top Off" The New Chapel Barbecue!
--------------------------------------

Come Join in the Celebration as we “Top Off” the new Wilson Chapel

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 11:30a.m.

Shawmut Construction Company (the builder of Wilson Chapel) is hosting a luncheon for all students, faculty, staff, Trustees of the School, other invited guests, and the Company’s construction crew.

The luncheon will be served from 11:30-1:30 in the cafeteria and Noyes will be available in addition to the cafe for enjoying your lunch (traditional or vegetarian) Wednesday afternoon, Oct.18th. At 12:45, we will have a brief “Topping Off” Ceremony just before Chapel. As rain is expected please bring an umbrella. The ceremony will be held under the roof of the new chapel which hopefully will be dry! It will be a 15 minute ceremony and will end in time for chapel. We hope that you will attend this event and watch the evergreen tree be placed atop the highest point of construction!

----------------------------
Episcopal Worship Service
----------------------------

Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on Thursday, October 19th at 1:00 pm in the Colby Chapel. Our guest celebrant and preacher will be The Rev. Stephanie Spellers of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston. ALL are welcome.

----------------------------
Episcopal Fellowship Forum
----------------------------

On Thursday, October 19th from noon to 12:45 p.m., please join us in the cafeteria for a discussion forum for Episcopal students (and anyone else who is interested!). The forum will be facilitated by the Rev. Stephanie Spellers of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston. The topic will be "radical welcome." Following the forum, Rev. Spellers will lead a service of Holy Eucharist in the chapel.

----------------------------
UU Worship Schedule Update
----------------------------

Dear friends and colleagues,

Here's the current schedule for the weekly Unitarian Universalist
worship services, to be held each Thursday at 1:00pm during the
school year. Everyone is welcome! This coming Thursday, our worship
will be led by Janet Bush on Psalm 139: Vulnerability and Prayer. We
hope that you will attend this service, and the ones that follow, and
invite your friends.

This Thursday's worship service will be held in the Meetinghouse.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush - Psalm 139: Vulnerability and Prayer
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

The worship coordinators welcome your feedback and suggestions
regarding these Thursday services. If you'd like to lead worship this
coming semester, please let us know. Also, we will appreciate your
recommendations for speakers from the faculty and from the greater UU
community.

Blessings,
The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Marilyn Richards (Rapunzel22@aol.com)

---------------------------------------------
Build Homes for Hurricane Survivors with ABC
---------------------------------------------

As we mark the one year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita much still needs to be done in the Gulf Coast. On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, National Ministries is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to sponsor the building of seven homes in Gautier, Mississippi, through Habitat for Humanity’s Operation Home Delivery program.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness around the world. Habitat invites volunteers, skilled and unskilled, to partner with them to build simple and affordable homes as they seek to end homelessness. Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, Habitat launched Operation Home Delivery, an unprecedented effort to rebuild as many homes along the Gulf Coast as possible.

Gautier sits one hour west of Mobile, Alabama, and less than two hours east of New Orleans, in the center of Jackson County on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, one of the worst hit areas battered by Hurricane Katrina. Here National Ministries and Habitat for Humanity will build seven homes, beginning in November 2006 and continuing through Spring 2007.

National Ministries’ Volunteer Ministries is seeking your help to spread the word. We are currently identifying persons and groups (4 to 15 persons) who may be interested in this extraordinary opportunity. Those interested must be 18 years or older; this is a Habitat mandate and no exceptions are allowed. Construction skills are not required; but any knowledge or experience is appreciated, and skilled laborers such as electricians, plumbers and carpenters are greatly needed. Each individual is responsible for their transportation to and from Gautier as well as to and from the worksite. Food and lodging are available at the Salvation Army Volunteer Village for a nominal cost of $20 per night. Other accommodations are available upon request.

As American Baptists continue to minister around the issue of Children in Poverty, I believe this to be an excellent way to live out the words of Jesus that we find in Matthew 25:40 “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it unto me.”

For more information and applications for the upcoming builds, please contact Victoria Goff, national coordinator of Volunteer Ministries at vgoff@abc-usa.org or 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext 2449.

Serving together,

Victoria J. Goff
National Coordinator of Volunteer Ministries

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Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
----------------------------------------------
Art and Craft Sale - November 28-30, 2006
Andover Newton Third Annual Community Art/Craft Sale
in the Meetinghouse
Tuesday, November 28, (4-7pm)
Wednesday, November 29, (11-1pm and 4-6pm)
Thursday, November 30, (2-6pm)

Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause?
Here’s your chance!!!!

Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund, and the community gets
to buy unique one-of-a kind gifts and beautiful works
of art.

Bring in any of your art forms. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund. If
you don’t have enough art for a whole table, or you
can’t be there during all of the hours, see Joy for a
way you can participate.

Contact: Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com or
DHonen@ants.edu
by November 17th to reserve a space

-------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service 10/24
-------------------------------------

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 24th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

------------------------------------------
Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - MONDAY
------------------------------------------
Monday, October 16 9pm in Davis 201.

Please note that Film and Television Fellowship Doctor Who night has been
moved to Davis 201.

Join us for episode three of the award winning sci-fi series "Doctor Who."
This week London is under attack by a mysterious alien menace, secretly replacing the Prime Minister and House of Commons.

All are welcome!

Contact:

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

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REVIEW
**********

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New Winterim Class - Border Crossing on the Mexican Border to Arizona
---------------------------------------------------

If you are interested in the Winterim class "A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey" from January 22 to January 31 on the border of Mexico and Arizona please see Matthew Boulton or Brita Gill-Austern for information and registration information.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

--------------------------------------------------
Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation
--------------------------------------------------

Interested in Pastoral Counseling as a vocation? Come to an informational meeting about the American Association of Pastoral Counselors on Thursday, November 9, 2006, from noon -2:00 p.m. in the Green Room in Dabney Hall. Bring a lunch!

Leanne Tigert

-----------------------------------------
Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
-----------------------------------------
From the Registrar's Office

October 30 - Nov 17- M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2007 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

October 30-November 17-Statement of Intention to Graduate for 2007 Commencement due in the Registrar's Office. A late fee of $150 is charged after this postmarked date.
Below links for the forms.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/intentgrad.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

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Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
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Registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 17. Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of class, subject to a $150 late fee. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the school will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the second day of class.

Registration and payment forms for Winter Term 2007 will be available on the ANTS web site and the Registrar's office by October 25. Students who are interested in housing should contact the Housing Office.

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New Course Offered for Spring 2007
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PSYC 729/829S
Pastoral Psychotherapy with Couples
Dr. Tigert
Th. 9-11:50
(Prerequisites: PSYP 607, PSYP 611, or permission of the instructor)

The present social/religious/psychological constructions and conflicts concerning marriage and family require a level of proficiency in skills and articulate insight on the part of religious leaders. The focus of this course centers upon the psychology and theology of couple relationships within this context. We will study theological understandings of sexuality, marriage, coupling, and relationship that inform pastoral and therapeutic interventions. Participants will learn psychological coupling theory, diagnoses of couple dynamics, and models of clinical treatment. We will study critical events and crises in the lives of couples (divorce/mental illness/ sexual identity/blended families/etc), and effective response on the part of the pastor, faith community, and pastoral psychotherapist. Finally, we will look at our own histories of family/sexuality/relationships and how they inform our work as professionals.

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Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
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Monday, OCTOBER 23rd
Jonathan Frerichs
World Council of Churches
Ambassador—Middle East for15 years
Informal Discussion on Peace
SMALL DINING ROOM
Noon to 1:00pm
Discussion on Middle East Conflict
Meeting House
1:00pm -2:00pm
Come join other seminarians for PEACE as our prayers
come to fruition through our efforts of conscience;
marches, vigils, US flag washings and fasts; All in the name
of bearing witness to today’s atrocities.

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SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
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Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

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God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
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God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

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

ANTS Student E-News EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Monday:
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - MONDAY
- Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God"

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Mandala Meditation Group - Tuesdays in October
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship
- Walk The Labyrinth
- Trustees Meeting

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays, Sept. 28
- Thursday Art Night
- Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us

Friday:

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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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Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - MONDAY
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Monday, October 16 9pm in Stoddard Hall

Please note that Film and Television Fellowship Doctor Who night has been
moved to Davis 201.

Join us for episode three of the award winning sci-fi series "Doctor Who."
This week London is under attack by a mysterious alien menace, secretly replacing the Prime Minister and House of Commons.

All are welcome!

Contact:

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

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Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God"
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Monday, October 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

Douglas MeeksA 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)

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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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, October 17
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1:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

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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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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)

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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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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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, October 17
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Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.

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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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Trustees Meeting
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Peck Room
3-6 pm

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UU Worship - THursday, Oct. 19
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

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Thursday Art Night - Oct. 19
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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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Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us
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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.

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

Friday, October 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News October 13, 2006 - EVENTS BOARD

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Planting Peace: An Evening at with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai
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UCC Massachusetts Conference Environmental Ministries, Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition and Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation are Co-sponsoring.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

7:30 PM

Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall

Please join Dr. Maathai for an inspiring evening. Dr. Maathai is the first environmentalist and first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She was honored for her contributions to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Since 1976, Dr. Maathai and her Greenbelt Movement have assisted women in planting more than 20 million trees in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Lesotho, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

Dr. Maathai will share her message of empowerment and hope for the future through the simple steps of planting and protecting trees in our communities.

VIP Reception and Tickets

(in Reserved Seating section) - $175

General Admission Tickets - $75

Email: classic.pr@verizon.net or call 508-698-6810

for ticket information.

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Contemplative Prayer and Meditation as an Interfaith Grounding for World Peace
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The purpose of this conference is to bring together contemplatives from various faith traditions to deepen dialogue and understanding, and inspire us to continue our work for peace.

Fr. Thomas Keating will be the keynote speaker. Fr. Keating is known worldwide as a Trappist monk, priest, former abbot, and author. He is also the founder of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, a Visiting Scholar and Buddhist Chaplain at MIT, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, the Outreach Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality in New York City, and Imam Salim Chishti, who currently operates the Nur al –Imam Sufi Center in Knoxvillle, TN will each make presentations as well as dialogue with each other and answer questions from the audience.

We also are requesting you to spread the word about this special day by making personal calls to friends, sending them the attached brochure and flyer, and referring people to the Contemplative Outreach web site www.Contemplativeoutreach.org, clicking on links, New England area, then the event web page. . Pre-paid box lunches will be available at the conference for an additional price of $10. The choices are vegetarian, roast beef, or turkey. Tickets will be mailed or e- mailed to you.

Once again, we are in a critical point in history and this event will be a way of contributing to world peace. If you cannot attend, please help us to spread the word and pray for the success of this conference.


Many blessings to you all,

The Interfaith Conference Committee

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The Third Annual Robert C. Baron Lecture
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
Antiquarian Hall
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Admission is free. Seating is limited.

The Third Annual Robert C. Baron Lecture
Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America
by Martin E. Marty

In advance of the nation's bicentennial, Martin E. Marty wrote Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America, which won the National Book Award for philosophy and religion in 1972. Now, more than three decades after he gave us this insightful analysis of the evolution of Protestantism in this country, the issues surrounding the role that religion plays in America's cultural and political life are more critical than ever. Professor Marty's Baron Lecture will update his thinking about religion in today's American society and examine, in light of today's events, the conclusions he reached at the nation's bicentennial.
Martin E. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Author of over 50 books and 5,000 articles, he is one of the most prominent interpreters of religion and culture today. Ordained a Lutheran Pastor in 1952, he served parishes in the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago for a decade before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1963. Marty is the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Humanities Medal, the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Chicago Alumni Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal of the Association of Theological Schools, and the Order of Lincoln Medallion (Illinois's top honor). He has received 75 honorary doctorates.
Named in honor of Robert C. Baron, past AAS chairman and president of Fulcrum Publishing, the annual Baron Lecture asks distinguished AAS members who have written seminal works of history to reflect on one book and its impact on scholarship and society in the years since its first appearance.

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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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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, October 13, 2006

In this message:

REVIEW:

- New Winterim Class - Border Crossing on the Mexican Border to Arizona
- Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation
- Call for Candidates - Reminder
- Beck Lecture: "Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together"
- Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
- Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
- Liddy's On Jeopardy!
- New Course Offered for Spring 2007
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
- National Coming Out Week Events
- Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
- Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God" - October 16, 2006

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New Winterim Class - Border Crossing on the Mexican Border to Arizona
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If you are interested in the Winterim class "A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey" from January 22 to January 31 on the border of Mexico and Arizona please see Matthew Boulton or Brita Gill-Austern for information and registration information.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

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Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation
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Interested in Pastoral Counseling as a vocation? Come to an informational meeting about the American Association of Pastoral Counselors on Thursday, November 9, 2006, from noon -2:00 p.m. in the Green Room in Dabney Hall. Bring a lunch!

Leanne Tigert

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Call for Candidates - Reminder
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Friday, October 13th, is the deadline for filing as a candidate for the SA Vice President, SA Secretary or Student Life Chairperson offices. 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.

Any questions? Email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

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Beck Lecture: "Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together"
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On Monday, October 16, Dr. Hal Taussig, visiting professor of New Testament at Union, will give the annual Beck lecture in Upper Noyes Hall on the topic Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together. The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Bible Society.

Beginning at 12:45 students and faculty are welcome to Upper Noyes for the lecture. Get your free ticket for the event at the bookstore this week. Simply stop in and request a ticket from one of the staff.

Hope to see you there!

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Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
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From the Registrar's Office

October 30 - Nov 17- M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2007 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

October 30-November 17-Statement of Intention to Graduate for 2007 Commencement due in the Registrar's Office. A late fee of $150 is charged after this postmarked date.
Below links for the forms.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/intentgrad.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

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Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
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Registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 17. Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of class, subject to a $150 late fee. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the school will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the second day of class.

Registration and payment forms for Winter Term 2007 will be available on the ANTS web site and the Registrar's office by October 25. Students who are interested in housing should contact the Housing Office.

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Liddy's On Jeopardy!
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10/13/06
7PM
Sturtevant

Liddy Gerchman Barlow, an ANTS student, will be appearing on Jeopardy Friday, October 13th. Join us to celebrate and watch the show!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, please bring food as you wish. Fun & Games to follow.

Contact: Evn Tomeny
Email: ETomeny@ants.edu

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New Course Offered for Spring 2007
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PSYC 729/829S
Pastoral Psychotherapy with Couples
Dr. Tigert
Th. 9-11:50
(Prerequisites: PSYP 607, PSYP 611, or permission of the instructor)

The present social/religious/psychological constructions and conflicts concerning marriage and family require a level of proficiency in skills and articulate insight on the part of religious leaders. The focus of this course centers upon the psychology and theology of couple relationships within this context. We will study theological understandings of sexuality, marriage, coupling, and relationship that inform pastoral and therapeutic interventions. Participants will learn psychological coupling theory, diagnoses of couple dynamics, and models of clinical treatment. We will study critical events and crises in the lives of couples (divorce/mental illness/ sexual identity/blended families/etc), and effective response on the part of the pastor, faith community, and pastoral psychotherapist. Finally, we will look at our own histories of family/sexuality/relationships and how they inform our work as professionals.

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Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
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Monday, OCTOBER 23rd
Jonathan Frerichs
World Council of Churches
AmbassadorฏMiddle East for15 years
Informal Discussion on Peace
SMALL DINING ROOM
Noon to 1:00pm
Discussion on Middle East Conflict
Meeting House
1:00pm -2:00pm
Come join other seminarians for PEACE as our prayers
come to fruition through our efforts of conscience;
marches, vigils, US flag washings and fasts; All in the name
of bearing witness to today’s atrocities.

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National Coming Out Week Events
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National Coming Out Week Events were planned by
GLANTS* (*gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer,
questioning people
at ANTS and their allies)
to promote awareness and offer support for the gay,
lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender community on
campus.

Wednesday, October 11: Community Worship in Colby
Chapel, 1pm, with Lella Baker (ANTS graduate)
preaching .

Wednesday, October 11: Labyrinth Walk
in the Meetinghouse, 6:30-9:30pm

Thursday, October 12: Unitarian Universalist Worship
in the Meetinghouse, 1pm, Darrick Jackson and Joanne
Giannino preaching on Coming Out Week.

Thursday, October 12: Art Night in the Meetinghouse,
7-10pm. God’s Eyes and rainbow fingerpaints!

Saturday, October 14: Pot Luck Supper in Sturtevant,
6:30. Bring your favorite dish to share and your own
plates and utensils.

Questions? Contact Erica at ebaron@ants.edu.

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Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
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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)

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Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
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Beginning the week of October 10 the bookstore will return to publishers unsold excess textbooks (those books that exceed the size of each class's enrollment). Once that is done, multiple copies of unsold texts will be returned as publishers' return guidelines allow. The bookstore leaves at least 1 copy of each text on hand in the bookstore. Please make sure you have the texts you need to complete your coursework for the semester. If you are working under budget constraints, please contact the bookstore manager, Joyce Simon, to make arrangements for your textbooks.

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SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
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Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

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God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
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God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

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Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God" - October 16, 2006
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Monday, October 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The church's witness in an Age of US Political Hegemony."

Sponsored by the United Church of Christ's Committee for ecumenical relationship with the "Union of Evangelical Churches" in Germany. Featuring keynote address by Professor Douglas Meeks (Vanderbilt University), with response by William Herzog (among others). The public is welcome.

For more information, contact Ms. Ann Jeschke, at 617-964-1100, ext. 316, or Professor Mark Burrows (ext. 235).

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

Thursday, October 12, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 12, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- New Winterim Class - Border Crossing on the Mexican Border to Arizona
- Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation
- Call for Candidates - Reminder

REVIEW:

- Beck Lecture: "Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together"
- Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
- Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
- Liddy's On Jeopardy!
- New Course Offered for Spring 2007
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
- National Coming Out Week Events
- Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
- Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God" - October 16, 2006
- Thursday Art Night

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New Winterim Class - Border Crossing on the Mexican Border to Arizona
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If you are interested in the Winterim class "A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey" from January 22 to January 31 on the border of Mexico and Arizona please see Matthew Boulton or Brita Gill-Austern for information and registration information.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

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Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation
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Interested in Pastoral Counseling as a vocation? Come to an informational meeting about the American Association of Pastoral Counselors on Thursday, November 9, 2006, from noon -2:00 p.m. in the Green Room in Dabney Hall. Bring a lunch!

Leanne Tigert

----------------------------------------
Call for Candidates - Reminder
----------------------------------------

Friday, October 13th, is the deadline for filing as a candidate for the SA Vice President, SA Secretary or Student Life Chairperson offices. 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.

Any questions? Email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

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

---------------------------------------------------
Beck Lecture: "Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together"
---------------------------------------------------
On Monday, October 16, Dr. Hal Taussig, visiting professor of New Testament at Union, will give the annual Beck lecture in Upper Noyes Hall on the topic Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together. The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Bible Society.

Beginning at 12:45 students and faculty are welcome to Upper Noyes for the lecture. Get your free ticket for the event at the bookstore this week. Simply stop in and request a ticket from one of the staff.

Hope to see you there!

-----------------------------------------
Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
-----------------------------------------
From the Registrar's Office

October 30 - Nov 17- M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2007 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

October 30-November 17-Statement of Intention to Graduate for 2007 Commencement due in the Registrar's Office. A late fee of $150 is charged after this postmarked date.
Below links for the forms.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/intentgrad.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

------------------------------------------------------------
Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
------------------------------------------------------------

Registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 17. Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of class, subject to a $150 late fee. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the school will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the second day of class.

Registration and payment forms for Winter Term 2007 will be available on the ANTS web site and the Registrar's office by October 25. Students who are interested in housing should contact the Housing Office.

-------------------------------------------------
Liddy's On Jeopardy!
-------------------------------------------------

10/13/06
7PM
Sturtevant

Liddy Gerchman Barlow, an ANTS student, will be appearing on Jeopardy Friday, October 13th. Join us to celebrate and watch the show!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, please bring food as you wish. Fun & Games to follow.

Contact: Evn Tomeny
Email: ETomeny@ants.edu

------------------------------------------
New Course Offered for Spring 2007
------------------------------------------
PSYC 729/829S
Pastoral Psychotherapy with Couples
Dr. Tigert
Th. 9-11:50
(Prerequisites: PSYP 607, PSYP 611, or permission of the instructor)

The present social/religious/psychological constructions and conflicts concerning marriage and family require a level of proficiency in skills and articulate insight on the part of religious leaders. The focus of this course centers upon the psychology and theology of couple relationships within this context. We will study theological understandings of sexuality, marriage, coupling, and relationship that inform pastoral and therapeutic interventions. Participants will learn psychological coupling theory, diagnoses of couple dynamics, and models of clinical treatment. We will study critical events and crises in the lives of couples (divorce/mental illness/ sexual identity/blended families/etc), and effective response on the part of the pastor, faith community, and pastoral psychotherapist. Finally, we will look at our own histories of family/sexuality/relationships and how they inform our work as professionals.

-----------------------------------------------------------
Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
-----------------------------------------------------------

Monday, OCTOBER 23rd
Jonathan Frerichs
World Council of Churches
AmbassadorฏMiddle East for15 years
Informal Discussion on Peace
SMALL DINING ROOM
Noon to 1:00pm
Discussion on Middle East Conflict
Meeting House
1:00pm -2:00pm
Come join other seminarians for PEACE as our prayers
come to fruition through our efforts of conscience;
marches, vigils, US flag washings and fasts; All in the name
of bearing witness to today’s atrocities.

----------------------------------
National Coming Out Week Events
----------------------------------

National Coming Out Week Events were planned by
GLANTS* (*gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer,
questioning people
at ANTS and their allies)
to promote awareness and offer support for the gay,
lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender community on
campus.

Wednesday, October 11: Community Worship in Colby
Chapel, 1pm, with Lella Baker (ANTS graduate)
preaching .

Wednesday, October 11: Labyrinth Walk
in the Meetinghouse, 6:30-9:30pm

Thursday, October 12: Unitarian Universalist Worship
in the Meetinghouse, 1pm, Darrick Jackson and Joanne
Giannino preaching on Coming Out Week.

Thursday, October 12: Art Night in the Meetinghouse,
7-10pm. God’s Eyes and rainbow fingerpaints!

Saturday, October 14: Pot Luck Supper in Sturtevant,
6:30. Bring your favorite dish to share and your own
plates and utensils.

Questions? Contact Erica at ebaron@ants.edu.

---------------------------------------------------
Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
---------------------------------------------------

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)

-----------------------------------
Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
-----------------------------------

Beginning the week of October 10 the bookstore will return to publishers unsold excess textbooks (those books that exceed the size of each class's enrollment). Once that is done, multiple copies of unsold texts will be returned as publishers' return guidelines allow. The bookstore leaves at least 1 copy of each text on hand in the bookstore. Please make sure you have the texts you need to complete your coursework for the semester. If you are working under budget constraints, please contact the bookstore manager, Joyce Simon, to make arrangements for your textbooks.

----------------------------------------------
SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
----------------------------------------------
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

-------------------------------------------
God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
-------------------------------------------

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

--------------------------------------------------------
Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God" - October 16, 2006
--------------------------------------------------------
Monday, October 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The church's witness in an Age of US Political Hegemony."

Sponsored by the United Church of Christ's Committee for ecumenical relationship with the "Union of Evangelical Churches" in Germany. Featuring keynote address by Professor Douglas Meeks (Vanderbilt University), with response by William Herzog (among others). The public is welcome.

For more information, contact Ms. Ann Jeschke, at 617-964-1100, ext. 316, or Professor Mark Burrows (ext. 235).

-----------------------------
Thursday Art Night
-----------------------------
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 and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 11, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Beck Lecture: "Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together"
- Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
- Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17

REVIEW:

- Liddy's On Jeopardy!
- New Course Offered for Spring 2007
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
- National Coming Out Week Events
- Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
- Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
- ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God" - October 16, 2006
- Thursday Art Night

---------------------------------------------------
Beck Lecture: "Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together"
---------------------------------------------------
On Monday, October 16, Dr. Hal Taussig, visiting professor of New Testament at Union, will give the annual Beck lecture in Upper Noyes Hall on the topic Early Christian Communities: Reimagining Life Together. The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Bible Society.

Beginning at 12:45 students and faculty are welcome to Upper Noyes for the lecture. Get your free ticket for the event at the bookstore this week. Simply stop in and request a ticket from one of the staff.

Hope to see you there!

-----------------------------------------
Attention Seniors - Intention to Graduate Forms Due!
-----------------------------------------
From the Registrar's Office

October 30 - Nov 17- M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2007 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

October 30-November 17-Statement of Intention to Graduate for 2007 Commencement due in the Registrar's Office. A late fee of $150 is charged after this postmarked date.
Below links for the forms.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/intentgrad.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

------------------------------------------------------------
Registration for Winter Session courses November 1-17
------------------------------------------------------------

Registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 17. Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of class, subject to a $150 late fee. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the school will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the second day of class.

Registration and payment forms for Winter Term 2007 will be available on the ANTS web site and the Registrar's office by October 25. Students who are interested in housing should contact the Housing Office.

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

-------------------------------------------------
Liddy's On Jeopardy!
-------------------------------------------------

10/13/06
7PM
Sturtevant

Liddy Gerchman Barlow, an ANTS student, will be appearing on Jeopardy Friday, October 13th. Join us to celebrate and watch the show!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, please bring food as you wish. Fun & Games to follow.

Contact: Evn Tomeny
Email: ETomeny@ants.edu

------------------------------------------
New Course Offered for Spring 2007
------------------------------------------
PSYC 729/829S
Pastoral Psychotherapy with Couples
Dr. Tigert
Th. 9-11:50
(Prerequisites: PSYP 607, PSYP 611, or permission of the instructor)

The present social/religious/psychological constructions and conflicts concerning marriage and family require a level of proficiency in skills and articulate insight on the part of religious leaders. The focus of this course centers upon the psychology and theology of couple relationships within this context. We will study theological understandings of sexuality, marriage, coupling, and relationship that inform pastoral and therapeutic interventions. Participants will learn psychological coupling theory, diagnoses of couple dynamics, and models of clinical treatment. We will study critical events and crises in the lives of couples (divorce/mental illness/ sexual identity/blended families/etc), and effective response on the part of the pastor, faith community, and pastoral psychotherapist. Finally, we will look at our own histories of family/sexuality/relationships and how they inform our work as professionals.

-----------------------------------------------------------
Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
-----------------------------------------------------------

Monday, OCTOBER 23rd
Jonathan Frerichs
World Council of Churches
AmbassadorฏMiddle East for15 years
Informal Discussion on Peace
SMALL DINING ROOM
Noon to 1:00pm
Discussion on Middle East Conflict
Meeting House
1:00pm -2:00pm
Come join other seminarians for PEACE as our prayers
come to fruition through our efforts of conscience;
marches, vigils, US flag washings and fasts; All in the name
of bearing witness to today’s atrocities.

----------------------------------
National Coming Out Week Events
----------------------------------

National Coming Out Week Events were planned by
GLANTS* (*gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer,
questioning people
at ANTS and their allies)
to promote awareness and offer support for the gay,
lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender community on
campus.

Wednesday, October 11: Community Worship in Colby
Chapel, 1pm, with Lella Baker (ANTS graduate)
preaching .

Wednesday, October 11: Labyrinth Walk
in the Meetinghouse, 6:30-9:30pm

Thursday, October 12: Unitarian Universalist Worship
in the Meetinghouse, 1pm, Darrick Jackson and Joanne
Giannino preaching on Coming Out Week.

Thursday, October 12: Art Night in the Meetinghouse,
7-10pm. God’s Eyes and rainbow fingerpaints!

Saturday, October 14: Pot Luck Supper in Sturtevant,
6:30. Bring your favorite dish to share and your own
plates and utensils.

Questions? Contact Erica at ebaron@ants.edu.

---------------------------------------------------
Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
---------------------------------------------------

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)

-----------------------------------
Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
-----------------------------------

Beginning the week of October 10 the bookstore will return to publishers unsold excess textbooks (those books that exceed the size of each class's enrollment). Once that is done, multiple copies of unsold texts will be returned as publishers' return guidelines allow. The bookstore leaves at least 1 copy of each text on hand in the bookstore. Please make sure you have the texts you need to complete your coursework for the semester. If you are working under budget constraints, please contact the bookstore manager, Joyce Simon, to make arrangements for your textbooks.

------------------------------------
ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
------------------------------------
Thursday, October 12, 2006
12noon-1pm
Dining Hall
Bring your lunch and join us at a table in the dining hall.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us as we share and learn about opportunities in Partakers, the College Behind Bars Program, and other areas of prison ministry. Upcoming events will also be discussed. Come and find out more.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: bricheson@ants.edu

----------------------------------------------
SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
----------------------------------------------
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

-------------------------------------------
God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
-------------------------------------------

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

--------------------------------------------------------
Public Symposium on "Empire and the Kingdom of God" - October 16, 2006
--------------------------------------------------------
Monday, October 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The church's witness in an Age of US Political Hegemony."

Sponsored by the United Church of Christ's Committee for ecumenical relationship with the "Union of Evangelical Churches" in Germany. Featuring keynote address by Professor Douglas Meeks (Vanderbilt University), with response by William Herzog (among others). The public is welcome.

For more information, contact Ms. Ann Jeschke, at 617-964-1100, ext. 316, or Professor Mark Burrows (ext. 235).

-----------------------------
Thursday Art Night
-----------------------------
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 and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday October 10, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- New Course Offered for Spring 2007
- Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
- National Coming Out Week Events
- Peace Fellowship Meeting & Peace Vigil
- Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
- WRAP Meeting

REVIEW:

- CPE Fair LOCATION CHANGE
- Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
- ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
- SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
- Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS

------------------------------------------
New Course Offered for Spring 2007
------------------------------------------
PSYC 729/829S
Pastoral Psychotherapy with Couples
Dr. Tigert
Th. 9-11:50
(Prerequisites: PSYP 607, PSYP 611, or permission of the instructor)

The present social/religious/psychological constructions and conflicts concerning marriage and family require a level of proficiency in skills and articulate insight on the part of religious leaders. The focus of this course centers upon the psychology and theology of couple relationships within this context. We will study theological understandings of sexuality, marriage, coupling, and relationship that inform pastoral and therapeutic interventions. Participants will learn psychological coupling theory, diagnoses of couple dynamics, and models of clinical treatment. We will study critical events and crises in the lives of couples (divorce/mental illness/ sexual identity/blended families/etc), and effective response on the part of the pastor, faith community, and pastoral psychotherapist. Finally, we will look at our own histories of family/sexuality/relationships and how they inform our work as professionals.

-----------------------------------------------------------
Peace Fellowship Discussion on Middle East Conflict - TIME CHANGE
-----------------------------------------------------------

Monday, OCTOBER 23rd
Jonathan Frerichs
World Council of Churches
AmbassadorฏMiddle East for15 years
Informal Discussion on Peace
SMALL DINING ROOM
Noon to 1:00pm
Discussion on Middle East Conflict
Meeting House
1:00pm -2:00pm
Come join other seminarians for PEACE as our prayers
come to fruition through our efforts of conscience;
marches, vigils, US flag washings and fasts; All in the name
of bearing witness to today’s atrocities.

----------------------------------
National Coming Out Week Events
----------------------------------

National Coming Out Week Events were planned by
GLANTS* (*gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer,
questioning people
at ANTS and their allies)
to promote awareness and offer support for the gay,
lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender community on
campus.

Wednesday, October 11: Community Worship in Colby
Chapel, 1pm, with Lella Baker (ANTS graduate)
preaching .

Wednesday, October 11: Labyrinth Walk
in the Meetinghouse, 6:30-9:30pm

Thursday, October 12: Unitarian Universalist Worship
in the Meetinghouse, 1pm, Darrick Jackson and Joanne
Giannino preaching on Coming Out Week.

Thursday, October 12: Art Night in the Meetinghouse,
7-10pm. God’s Eyes and rainbow fingerpaints!

Saturday, October 14: Pot Luck Supper in Sturtevant,
6:30. Bring your favorite dish to share and your own
plates and utensils.

Questions? Contact Erica at ebaron@ants.edu.

-----------------------------
Peace Fellowship Meeting
-----------------------------

ANTS – Hungering for Peace

Peace Fellowship

Tuesday, October 10th

5:00pm – 6:pm

Small Dining Room

also

ANTS – Hungering for Peace
Weekly Peace Vigil
10/11/06
Noon
Quadrangle

This is the start of a persistent, weekly Peace Vigil here at ANTS. It will be held on the quadrangle from Noon until 12:50pm every Wednesday before Chapel.
All students, factulty members, staff and families are encouraged to stand as a witness to PEACE at a time of violence both in our society and globally.
Please bring signs, songs and smiles.

Contact: Eric Wasileski
Email: meekman@wildmail.com

---------------------------------------------------
Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training
---------------------------------------------------

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)

-------------------
WRAP Meeting
-------------------
10-11-06
8 AM
Dining Hall

weekly meeting

Contact: Cass Poulos; Christina Findlay
Email: cpoulos@ants.edu; cfindlay@ants.edu

We have weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 8am in the dining hall. We will be finalizing the community worship service for 10-18.

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

--------------------------------------------
CPE Fair - October 11, 2006 LOCATION CHANGE
--------------------------------------------
October 11, 2006

Due to the painting going on in Upper Noyes, the location of the CPE Fair has been changed.
The CPE Fair will be held in the Meeting House on the morning of October 11th.

Thanks,

Sharon (Thornton)

-----------------------------------
Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
-----------------------------------

Beginning the week of October 10 the bookstore will return to publishers unsold excess textbooks (those books that exceed the size of each class's enrollment). Once that is done, multiple copies of unsold texts will be returned as publishers' return guidelines allow. The bookstore leaves at least 1 copy of each text on hand in the bookstore. Please make sure you have the texts you need to complete your coursework for the semester. If you are working under budget constraints, please contact the bookstore manager, Joyce Simon, to make arrangements for your textbooks.

------------------------------------
ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
------------------------------------
Thursday, October 12, 2006
12noon-1pm
Dining Hall
Bring your lunch and join us at a table in the dining hall.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us as we share and learn about opportunities in Partakers, the College Behind Bars Program, and other areas of prison ministry. Upcoming events will also be discussed. Come and find out more.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: bricheson@ants.edu

---------------------------------------
SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th
---------------------------------------

In addition to the SA Exec office hours during the week, the SA T-shirts can also be picked up right after Chapel (2:00 PM) on Wednesday, Oct 11th. Len Hayward will be at the SA office for about 15 minutes. If you can't make any of these times, please email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu) to make an appointment.

----------------------------------------------
SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
----------------------------------------------
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

-----------------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
-----------------------------------------------

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 10th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

-------------------------------------------
God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
-------------------------------------------

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

--------------------------------
MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS - Friday, October 6
--------------------------------

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

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

Friday, October 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 6, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Columbus Day School Closing
- CPE Fair LOCATION CHANGE
- Missing CD Player
- Bookstore Announcement - Text Books

REVIEW:

- Border Crossings Informational Meeting
- ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
- SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
- Northern Baptist Scholarships
- Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar
- Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck
- Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS

--------------------------------
Columbus Day School Closing
--------------------------------

The Library and all School offices will be closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day. There will be no E-news service on that day.

--------------------------------------------
CPE Fair - October 11, 2006 LOCATION CHANGE
--------------------------------------------
October 11, 2006

Due to the painting going on in Upper Noyes, the location of the CPE Fair has been changed.
The CPE Fair will be held in the Meeting House on the morning of October 11th.

Thanks,

Sharon (Thornton)

------------------------
Missing CD Player
------------------------
If anyone knows the whereabouts of a "boom box" CD player, last seen in Davis 203, please contact David Ames in Worcester 106. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the small silver DVD player, please contact David.

Thank you.

David Ames

-----------------------------------
Bookstore Announcement - Text Books
-----------------------------------

Beginning the week of October 10 the bookstore will return to publishers unsold excess textbooks (those books that exceed the size of each class's enrollment). Once that is done, multiple copies of unsold texts will be returned as publishers' return guidelines allow. The bookstore leaves at least 1 copy of each text on hand in the bookstore. Please make sure you have the texts you need to complete your coursework for the semester. If you are working under budget constraints, please contact the bookstore manager, Joyce Simon, to make arrangements for your textbooks.

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

----------------------------------------
Border Crossings Informational Meeting
----------------------------------------

ANNOUNCING

A NEW BORDER CROSSING

WINTERIM CLASS AND TRIP

FHSP/GCIM/TPL/759W

January 21st – January 31st

Led by Professors Matthew Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern

This year’s Border Crossing trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S., with a substantial part of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tuscon, Arizona. The focus of this class and trip will be on immigration and the related issues of global economics and the militarization of the border. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration and the popular resistance to oppression and violence as it relates to immigration. With immigration occupying the spotlight in public and political debate, it is more important than ever that US citizens and the church witness first hand a reality affected by our policies and lifestyles. We will be joining with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border.

Join us for this dynamic immersion experience in the compelling setting of the borderlands. Be ready to open your hearts and minds in new ways and return home transformed and ready to share with others and your churches about the complex dynamics of immigration and the positive role churches can play in the national debate around immigration issues. This class meets the Justice Matters requirement or a renewal area requirement for FHS, GCIM or TPL.

Information Session Tuesday 12 p.m. October 10th Small Dining Room – Sign up early, spaces limited!!! If you are interested and cannot attend, please contact either of the professors.

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ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
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Thursday, October 12, 2006
12noon-1pm
Dining Hall
Bring your lunch and join us at a table in the dining hall.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us as we share and learn about opportunities in Partakers, the College Behind Bars Program, and other areas of prison ministry. Upcoming events will also be discussed. Come and find out more.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: bricheson@ants.edu

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SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th
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In addition to the SA Exec office hours during the week, the SA T-shirts can also be picked up right after Chapel (2:00 PM) on Wednesday, Oct 11th. Len Hayward will be at the SA office for about 15 minutes. If you can't make any of these times, please email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu) to make an appointment.

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SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
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Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

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Northern Baptist Scholarships
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Northern Baptist scholarship applications are available in the financial aid office. Students will need to have an interview with Roger Spinney. Roger will be here on Tuesday, October 10. There is an interview sign up sheet in the financial aid office.

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Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar
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The Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar, Pastor of
New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Time: 1:00 pm to 1:50pm
Where: Colby Chapel

BSF proudly extends an invitation to the entire ANTS Community and
faculty to come and fellowship with us, as we welcome Reverend Lamar for
the first time. We pray this will be the beginning of a life-long
relationship here on "The Hill." Please help us to provide faithful
excellence and service of hospitality!

Christo D. Owens, Chairperson
Black Student Fellowship

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Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck
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10/13/06
7PM
Sturtevant

Liddy Gerchman Barlow, an ANTS student, will be appearing on Jeopardy Friday, October 13th. Join us to celebrate and watch the show!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, please bring food as you wish. Fun & Games to follow.

Contact: Evn Tomeny
Email: ETomeny@ants.edu

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Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
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Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 10th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

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God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
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God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

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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

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

ANTS Student E-News October 6, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

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The Third Annual Robert C. Baron Lecture
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
Antiquarian Hall
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Admission is free. Seating is limited.

The Third Annual Robert C. Baron Lecture
Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America
by Martin E. Marty

In advance of the nation's bicentennial, Martin E. Marty wrote Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America, which won the National Book Award for philosophy and religion in 1972. Now, more than three decades after he gave us this insightful analysis of the evolution of Protestantism in this country, the issues surrounding the role that religion plays in America's cultural and political life are more critical than ever. Professor Marty's Baron Lecture will update his thinking about religion in today's American society and examine, in light of today's events, the conclusions he reached at the nation's bicentennial.
Martin E. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Author of over 50 books and 5,000 articles, he is one of the most prominent interpreters of religion and culture today. Ordained a Lutheran Pastor in 1952, he served parishes in the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago for a decade before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1963. Marty is the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Humanities Medal, the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Chicago Alumni Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal of the Association of Theological Schools, and the Order of Lincoln Medallion (Illinois's top honor). He has received 75 honorary doctorates.
Named in honor of Robert C. Baron, past AAS chairman and president of Fulcrum Publishing, the annual Baron Lecture asks distinguished AAS members who have written seminal works of history to reflect on one book and its impact on scholarship and society in the years since its first appearance.

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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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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

Thursday, October 05, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 5, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Border Crossings Informational Meeting
- ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
- SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th

REVIEW:

- "All Options Unintended Pregnancy Counseling - Training for Clergy"
- Northern Baptist Scholarships
- Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar
- Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck
- Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- Student Association Elections
- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS
- CPE Fair

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Border Crossings Informational Meeting
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ANNOUNCING

A NEW BORDER CROSSING

WINTERIM CLASS AND TRIP

FHSP/GCIM/TPL/759W

January 21st – January 31st

Led by Professors Matthew Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern

This year’s Border Crossing trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S., with a substantial part of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tuscon, Arizona. The focus of this class and trip will be on immigration and the related issues of global economics and the militarization of the border. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration and the popular resistance to oppression and violence as it relates to immigration. With immigration occupying the spotlight in public and political debate, it is more important than ever that US citizens and the church witness first hand a reality affected by our policies and lifestyles. We will be joining with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border.


Join us for this dynamic immersion experience in the compelling setting of the borderlands. Be ready to open your hearts and minds in new ways and return home transformed and ready to share with others and your churches about the complex dynamics of immigration and the positive role churches can play in the national debate around immigration issues. This class meets the Justice Matters requirement or a renewal area requirement for FHS, GCIM or TPL.

Information Session Tuesday 12 p.m. October 10th Small Dining Room – Sign up early, spaces limited!!! If you are interested and cannot attend, please contact either of the professors.

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ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
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Thursday, October 12, 2006
12noon-1pm
Dining Hall
Bring your lunch and join us at a table in the dining hall.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us as we share and learn about opportunities in Partakers, the College Behind Bars Program, and other areas of prison ministry. Upcoming events will also be discussed. Come and find out more.

Contact: Beth Richeson
Email: bricheson@ants.edu

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SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th
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In addition to the SA Exec office hours during the week, the SA T-shirts can also be picked up right after Chapel (2:00 PM) on Wednesday, Oct 11th. Len Hayward will be at the SA office for about 15 minutes. If you can't make any of these times, please email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu) to make an appointment.

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SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
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Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

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REVIEW
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"All Options Counseling Training for Clergy: Spiritual Support for those Facing Unintended Pregnancies"
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This training is for pro-choice clergy or pastoral counselors who want to explore their own beliefs while learning about ways to support women with unintended pregnancies in their decision making process. Training will be Nov. 15, 2006, from 9am to 3 pm, Temple Shalom, 175 Temple Street, West Newton, MA. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. To register or for more information please call the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice of MA, 617-522-2694, or email them at info@rcrcofma.org.

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Northern Baptist Scholarships
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Northern Baptist scholarship applications are available in the financial aid office. Students will need to have an interview with Roger Spinney. Roger will be here on Tuesday, October 10. There is an interview sign up sheet in the financial aid office.

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Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar
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The Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar, Pastor of
New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Time: 1:00 pm to 1:50pm
Where: Colby Chapel

BSF proudly extends an invitation to the entire ANTS Community and
faculty to come and fellowship with us, as we welcome Reverend Lamar for
the first time. We pray this will be the beginning of a life-long
relationship here on "The Hill." Please help us to provide faithful
excellence and service of hospitality!

Christo D. Owens, Chairperson
Black Student Fellowship

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Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck
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10/13/06
7PM
Sturtevant

Liddy Gerchman Barlow, an ANTS student, will be appearing on Jeopardy Friday, October 13th. Join us to celebrate and watch the show!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, please bring food as you wish. Fun & Games to follow.

Contact: Evn Tomeny
Email: ETomeny@ants.edu

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Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
-----------------------------------------------

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 10th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

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God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
-------------------------------------------

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@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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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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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 and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 4, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- "All Options Unintended Pregnancy Counseling - Training for Clergy"
- Border Crossings Informational Meeting
- Northern Baptist Scholarships
- Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar

REVIEW:

- Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck
- Construction Update
- WRAP Meeting
- Peace Fellowship Vigil
- Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- UU Worship Update
- GLANTS Meetings
- Student Association Elections
- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS
- Theologians Under Hitler
- CPE Fair

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"All Options Counseling Training for Clergy: Spiritual Support for those Facing Unintended Pregnancies"
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This training is for pro-choice clergy or pastoral counselors who want to explore their own beliefs while learning about ways to support women with unintended pregnancies in their decision making process. Training will be Nov. 15, 2006, from 9am to 3 pm, Temple Shalom, 175 Temple Street, West Newton, MA. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. To register or for more information please call the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice of MA, 617-522-2694, or email them at info@rcrcofma.org.

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Border Crossings Informational Meeting
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"Border Crossings" Information Meeting, Tuesday, Oct 10, at Noon in the Cafeteria's Small Dining Room

Join Professors Brita Gill-Austern and Matthew Myer Boulton for an information meeting about this year's "Border Crossing" study/travel seminar, a Winterim course from January 21st - 31st, 2007. This year, we will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, with significant time spent in both Arizona and Northern Mexico. Our focus will be on immigration, economic globalization, and popular resistance to violence and oppression, all in theological perspective.

Want to find out more? Come to this informational meeting! And if you are interested but unable to make the meeting, contact either professor by email.

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Northern Baptist Scholarships
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Northern Baptist scholarship applications are available in the financial aid office. Students will need to have an interview with Roger Spinney. Roger will be here on Tuesday, October 10. There is an interview sign up sheet in the financial aid office.

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Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar
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The Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar, Pastor of
New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Time: 1:00 pm to 1:50pm
Where: Colby Chapel

BSF proudly extends an invitation to the entire ANTS Community and
faculty to come and fellowship with us, as we welcome Reverend Lamar for
the first time. We pray this will be the beginning of a life-long
relationship here on "The Hill." Please help us to provide faithful
excellence and service of hospitality!

Christo D. Owens, Chairperson
Black Student Fellowship

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

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Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck
-------------------------------------------------

10/13/06
7PM
Sturtevant

Liddy Gerchman Barlow, an ANTS student, will be appearing on Jeopardy Friday, October 13th. Join us to celebrate and watch the show!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, please bring food as you wish. Fun & Games to follow.

Contact: Evn Tomeny
Email: ETomeny@ants.edu

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Construction Update
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Work on the new Wilson Chapel is moving right along. The back deck has been poured, and workers are beginning to frame in the lower walls. Once the stairs are delivered they will begin to frame in the upper levels. They are currently digging in front of Stoddard in order to put in gas and water lines. They are also finishing the waterproofing around the perimeter of the foundation and once that is complete they will backfill the dirt around the foundation. Once they finish this the tower will be delivered. At that point we'll have some sort of event to celebrate its going up. After the tower is in place the limestone, glass, and slate will be delivered. That will end the parade of large trucks onto the campus with the exception of delivery of sheet rock. Also FYI, the memorial trees in front of Davis have been moved to a safe space and will be replanted once construction is over and the weather is appropriate.

Davis Hall update: As you know, we are working to get bids for the work that will be done in the classrooms of Davis Hall. We had hoped to have the work completed by the fall, but this process has proved to be very time-consuming. New carpet will go in and we're working on selecting new furniture. When we've identified a couple of appropriate possibilities we will be inviting all of you to test them out and vote on your favorites! We are attempting to time the installation of white boards, carpet, furniture, windows and so forth so the work will be minimally disruptive and hopefully coincide with school holidays. We will also be installing smoke detectors and strobe lights (as emergency notification for hearing impaired students).

Let me know if you have any questions,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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WRAP Meeting
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10-4-06
8 AM
Dining Hall

We are having a weekly meeting to chart our course for the upcoming year. We are also planning community worship for 10-18-06

Contact: Cass Poulos; Christina Findlay
Email: cpoulos@ants.edu; cfindlay@ants.edu

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Peace Fellowship Vigil
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10/4/6
Noon
Quadrangle

ANTS - Weekly Peace Vigil

Contact: Eric Wasileski
Email: meekman@wildmail.com

ANTS - Thirsting for Peace

This is the start of a persistent, weekly Peace Vigil here at ANTS. It will be held on the quadrangle from Noon until 12:50pm every Wednesday before Chapel.

All students, factulty members, staff and families are encouraged to stand as a witness to PEACE at a time of violence both in our society and globally.

Please bring signs, songs and smiles.

Peace,

Peace Fellowship - ANTS - Thirsting for Peace

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Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
-----------------------------------------------

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 10th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

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God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
-------------------------------------------

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

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UU Worship Update
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Here's the current schedule for the weekly Unitarian Universalist
worship, Thursdays at 1:00 in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is welcome!
This coming week's worship service will be on the theme of
Acceptance. We hope that you will attend this service, and the ones
that follow, and invite your friends.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and your recommendations
for speakers this coming semester.

Blessings,
The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Marilyn Richards (Rapunzel22@verizon.net)

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GLANTS Meetings
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Wedesdays
12 to 1
Meetinghouse

Join us for GLANTS meetings this semester on Wednesdays at 12 in the Lower Studios of the Meetinghouse. Bring your lunch and enjoy the company.

Contact: Erica Baron
Email: ericapbaron@hotmail.com

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IMPORTANT GAS LINE INSTALLATION ANNOUNCEMENT
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On Tuesday morning, October 3, The Feeney Brothers will begin tearing up the road in front of Sturtevant, Noyes etc to run the gas line down to the new Wilson Chapel. There will be no parking on that side of the Quad, and traffic should detour around the back of the buildings. They anticipate this work should take about a week.

Building & Grounds

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
-------------------------------

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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MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS - Friday, October 6
--------------------------------

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

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 and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday October 3, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Construction Update

- WRAP Meeting

- Peace Fellowship Vigil

- Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows

- Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman) and Pot Luck

REVIEW:

- Last Chance for the SA Bicentennial T-Shirt

- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project

- ANTS Alumni/ae Event

- UU Worship Update

- SA Meeting Agenda Online

- GLANTS Meetings

- IMPORTANT GAS LINE INSTALLATION ANNOUNCEMENT

- Food Bank

- Student Association Elections

- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS

- Theologians Under Hitler

- CPE Fair

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Construction Update

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

Work on the new Wilson Chapel is moving right along. The back deck has been poured, and workers are beginning to frame in the lower walls. Once the stairs are delivered they will begin to frame in the upper levels. They are currently digging in front of Stoddard in order to put in gas and water lines. They are also finishing the waterproofing around the perimeter of the foundation and once that is complete they will backfill the dirt around the foundation. Once they finish this the tower will be delivered. At that point we'll have some sort of event to celebrate its going up. After the tower is in place the limestone, glass, and slate will be delivered. That will end the parade of large trucks onto the campus with the exception of delivery of sheet rock. Also FYI, the memorial trees in front of Davis have been moved to a safe space and will be replanted once construction is over and the weather is appropriate.

Davis Hall update: As you know, we are working to get bids for the work that will be done in the classrooms of Davis Hall. We had hoped to have the work completed by the fall, but this process has proved to be very time-consuming. New carpet will go in and we're working on selecting new furniture. When we've identified a couple of appropriate possibilities we will be inviting all of you to test them out and vote on your favorites! We are attempting to time the installation of white boards, carpet, furniture, windows and so forth so the work will be minimally disruptive and hopefully coincide with school holidays. We will also be installing smoke detectors and strobe lights (as emergency notification for hearing impaired students).

Let me know if you have any questions,

Nancy Nienhuis

Dean of Students and Community Life

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WRAP Meeting

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10-4-06

8 AM

Dining Hall

We are having a weekly meeting to chart our course for the upcoming year. We are also planning community worship for 10-18-06

Contact: Cass Poulos; Christina Findlay

Email: cpoulos@ants.edu; cfindlay@ants.edu

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Peace Fellowship Vigil

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10/4/6

Noon

Quadrangle

ANTS - Weekly Peace Vigil

Contact: Eric Wasileski

Email: meekman@wildmail.com

ANTS - Thirsting for Peace

This is the start of a persistent, weekly Peace Vigil here at ANTS. It will be held on the quadrangle from Noon until 12:50pm every Wednesday before Chapel.

All students, factulty members, staff and families are encouraged to stand as a witness to PEACE at a time of violence both in our society and globally.

Please bring signs, songs and smiles.

Peace,

Peace Fellowship - ANTS - Thirsting for Peace

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Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows

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Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 10th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

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Jeopardy Night and Pot Luck
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10/13/06
7PM
Sturtevant

Liddy Gerchman, an ANTS student, will be appearing on Jeopardy Friday, October 13th. Join us to celebrate and watch the show!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, please bring food as you wish. Fun & Games to follow.

Contact: Evn Tomeny
Email: ETomeny@ants.edu

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REVIEW

*************

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Last Chance for the SA Bicentennial T-Shirt

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

Students, Faculty and Staff!

Please come get your SA Bicentennial T-Shirt before Saturday October 14th. After this, we will allow folks to get a second t-shirt. Your size and sleeve-length preference may disappear.

Come to the SA Office in Sturtevant Lounge during the office hour of one of the SA Officers. If you can't make an office hour, please email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu) to make an appointment.

Office Hours:

Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursdays 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Gid's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project

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God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

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ANTS Alumni/ae Event

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

The Alumni/ae Association of Andover Newton Theological School and the Greenville Baptist Church cordially invite you to attend a Leadership Circle with President Nick Carter and members of the Administration and Trustees on Thursday, October 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike, Greenville, Rhode Island. All ANTS alums are encouraged to attend; non-ANTS alums are also welcome. Please RSVP, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to the Greenville Baptist Church (401) 949-1134. Light refreshments will be served.

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UU Worship Update

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

Dear friends and colleagues,

Here's the current schedule for the weekly Unitarian Universalist

worship, Thursdays at 1:00 in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is welcome!

This coming week's worship service will be on the theme of

Acceptance. We hope that you will attend this service, and the ones

that follow, and invite your friends.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service

* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry

* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness

* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance

* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week

* October 19: Janet Bush

* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart

* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart

* November 9: Rev. David Johnson

* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom

* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]

* November 30: April Spencer

* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and your recommendations

for speakers this coming semester.

Blessings,

The Worship Coordinators

Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)

Marilyn Richards (Rapunzel22@verizon.net)

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SA Meeting Agenda Online

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

The agenda for the SA Meeting on October 2nd has been posted in the Student Association group on ANTS Connect. Among the agenda items are the SA Elections, a request for a new Fellowship, "Seminarians for Choice", upcoming Student Life events and the formation of an SA Constitution Revision committee.

The SA Meeting will be held on October 2nd, 5:00 PM in the Dining Hall.

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GLANTS Meetings

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

Wedesdays

12 to 1

Meetinghouse

Join us for GLANTS meetings this semester on Wednesdays at 12 in the Lower Studios of the Meetinghouse. Bring your lunch and enjoy the company.

Contact: Erica Baron

Email: ericapbaron@hotmail.com

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IMPORTANT GAS LINE INSTALLATION ANNOUNCEMENT

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

On Tuesday morning, October 3, The Feeney Brothers will begin tearing up the road in front of Sturtevant, Noyes etc to run the gas line down to the new Wilson Chapel. There will be no parking on that side of the Quad, and traffic should detour around the back of the buildings. They anticipate this work should take about a week.

Building & Grounds

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

Food Bank

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

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

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

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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MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS - Friday, October 6

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

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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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)

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

Monday, October 02, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday October 2, 2006

In this message:

NEW:

- Last Chance for the SA Bicentennial T-Shirt
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- ANTS Alumni/ae Event
- UU Worship Update
- SA Meeting Agenda Online
- GLANTS Meetings
- IMPORTANT GAS LINE INSTALLATION ANNOUNCEMENT

REVIEW:

- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton
- Andover Newton in the News: New blood brings Quincy church back from brink
- Food Bank
- Student Association Elections
- Classifieds Bulletin Board Now Available!
- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - LOCATION CHANGE
- Theologians Under Hitler
- CPE Fair

--------------------------------
Last Chance for the SA Bicentennial T-Shirt
--------------------------------

Students, Faculty and Staff!

Please come get your SA Bicentennial T-Shirt before Saturday October 14th. After this, we will allow folks to get a second t-shirt. Your size and sleeve-length preference may disappear.

Come to the SA Office in Sturtevant Lounge during the office hour of one of the SA Officers. If you can't make an office hour, please email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu) to make an appointment.

Office Hours:
Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursdays 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

-------------------------------------------
Gid's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
-------------------------------------------

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to Karen.Schiff@gmail.com, or MBurrows@ants.edu

----------------------------
ANTS Alumni/ae Event
----------------------------

The Alumni/ae Association of Andover Newton Theological School and the Greenville Baptist Church cordially invite you to attend a Leadership Circle with President Nick Carter and members of the Administration and Trustees on Thursday, October 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike, Greenville, Rhode Island. All ANTS alums are encouraged to attend; non-ANTS alums are also welcome. Please RSVP, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to the Greenville Baptist Church (401) 949-1134. Light refreshments will be served.

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UU Worship Update
-------------------------

Dear friends and colleagues,

Here's the current schedule for the weekly Unitarian Universalist
worship, Thursdays at 1:00 in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is welcome!
This coming week's worship service will be on the theme of
Acceptance. We hope that you will attend this service, and the ones
that follow, and invite your friends.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and your recommendations
for speakers this coming semester.

Blessings,
The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Marilyn Richards (Rapunzel22@verizon.net)

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SA Meeting Agenda Online
------------------------

The agenda for the SA Meeting on October 2nd has been posted in the Student Association group on ANTS Connect. Among the agenda items are the SA Elections, a request for a new Fellowship, "Seminarians for Choice", upcoming Student Life events and the formation of an SA Constitution Revision committee.

The SA Meeting will be held on October 2nd, 5:00 PM in the Dining Hall.

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GLANTS Meetings
---------------------

Wedesdays
12 to 1
Meetinghouse

Join us for GLANTS meetings this semester on Wednesdays at 12 in the Lower Studios of the Meetinghouse. Bring your lunch and enjoy the company.

Contact: Erica Baron
Email: ericapbaron@hotmail.com

------------------------------------------------
IMPORTANT GAS LINE INSTALLATION ANNOUNCEMENT
------------------------------------------------

On Tuesday morning, October 3, The Feeney Brothers will begin tearing up the road in front of Sturtevant, Noyes etc to run the gas line down to the new Wilson Chapel. There will be no parking on that side of the Quad, and traffic should detour around the back of the buildings. They anticipate this work should take about a week.

Building & Grounds

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

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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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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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Food Bank

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

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

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

Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates

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

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!

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

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

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

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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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

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

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)

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

ANTS Student E-News - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Monday:
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - MONDAY
- The Church Embodied - October 2-5

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- SA Meeting - October 3, 2006 - Tuesday

- Mandala Meditation Group - Tuesdays in OCtober
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship
- Walk The Labyrinth - WEDS

Thursday:
- UU Worship - THursdays, Sept. 28
- Theologians Under Hitler - October 5
- Thursday Art Night

Friday:
- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS - Friday, October 6
- Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert - OCtober 6

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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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Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - MONDAY
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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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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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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, October 3
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1:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse
Worship Leader: Dr. Valerie Dixon

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SA Meeting - October 3, 2006 - Tuesday
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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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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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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)

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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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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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, October 4
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Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.
Worship leader: Sarah Drummond (Field Education Commissioning Service)

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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 - THursday, Oct. 5
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

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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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Thursday Art Night - Oct. 5
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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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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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Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert - OCtober 6
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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

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