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Thursday, November 16, 2006

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

In this message:

NEW

- Registrar's office closed During Fall Break
- Library Hours During Fall Break
- Bookstore Fall Break Hours
- Shoebox Ministry Progress Report
- Spiritual Audacity and Social Justice - Abraham Joshua Heschel - Sunday, Dec. 10
- Collaborative Course on Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Weight Watchers - Please Respond
- Winter Course Closed

REVIEW

- Writing Tutor at ANTS
- Earn Money for the Holidays and Help Gabe Fackre!
- Spring Course Update
- Town Meeting Hall with the President Carter, Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
- FREE Books at the Bookstore!
- Correction to Winterim Course
- Bookstore hours during fall break
- Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
- ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
- Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
- Student Loan Information Sessions
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! -Nov. 1-30

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Registrar's office closed During Fall Break
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The Registrar's office will be closed from November 17-24.

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Library Hours During Fall Break
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During break week, Library hours are:
Monday-Wednesday, Nov 20-22 open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov 23-24 - closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Saturday, Nov 25 - open 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Bookstore Fall Break Hours
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The Bookstore will be open Monday and Tuesday regular hours 10 am-6 pm. Wednesday, November 22, the store will open from 10 am-1 pm.

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Shoebox Ministry Progress Report
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We are midway through November and so far we have 6 shoeboxes in hand and 50 promised boxes on the way. Thank you to all who have contributed thus far. As we head into December the Baptist Fellowship would like to remind you that shoeboxes can be dropped off on Wednesday at All School Chapel and also anytime during the week in Nancy Nienhuis' office. We would like to thank all of the professors, staff, and students who are supporting us in our efforts with this Ministry. We look forward to receiving your boxes and we hope you will make this a part of your Thanksgiving rituals this year.

Peace and Blessings,

ANTS Baptist Fellowship

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Spiritual Audacity and Social Justice - Abraham Joshua Heschel - Sunday, Dec. 10
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Sunday, Dcember 10
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, December 10, on the Hebrew College and Boston College campuses for a special half-day program (3:00 - 9:00 p.m.) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Spiritual Audacity and Social Justice
Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Centennial Celebration

Featured speakers:
Arthur Green
Susannah Heschel
David Starr
Cornel West

One of the most influential religious leaders of the 20th century, Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a powerful voice for spiritual renewal and social change, heeded by both Jews and Christians.

To celebrate the centennial of Heschel's birth, Andover Newton Theological School, the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, the Boston Theological Institute and Hebrew College are co-sponsoring this event, which will convene some of today*s foremost thinkers to explore the man and his urgent message.

For full details, schedule and to register, go to http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/cajlevents
Register by December 6, 2006
50% discount for matriculated students

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Collaborative Course on Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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This spring, a collaborative course taught by Or Rose from Hebrew College and Kirk Jones from Andover Newton will continue the study of Spirituality and Social Justice.

INTE 770S
Spirituality & Social Justice: Martin Luther King, Jr. & Abraham Joshua Heschel
Or Rose and Kirk Jones

Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel were two of the most significant religious leaders of the twentieth century. While these men came from very different backgrounds--Heschel from Eastern Europe and King from the American South--they worked closely together on a number of social justice issues throughout the 1960's. In this course we will examine critically the lives & writings of Heschel and King, exploring areas of commonality and difference. How did these men read the sacred texts of their traditions? Who were their teachers and spiritual guides? Where do Heschel and King fit within the history of American religion? What are the legacies of these extraordinary figures in their respective communities and beyond?
Spring semester, Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Course schedules: http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/spring07_course_list.htm

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Weight Watchers - Please Respond
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If you plan to attend Weight Watchers after reviewing all the recent information,
please contact Mary McKearney at:

Mary McKearney
mmckearney@ants.edu
617-964-1100 ext. 285

We need a firm commitment and your preference for suggested meeting times.

We are thinking that Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 11:30 -2:30. Meetings run for 45 min. Feeling thinner already!

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Winter Course Closed
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PSYF 709/809W The Transformative Power of Ritual is closed.

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REVIEW
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Writing Tutor at ANTS
-------------------------------

Yes, folks, Andover Newton has a writing tutor!

I'm Helen Snively at tutor@ants.edu.
Find me in Worcester 302 (617 964-1100 x 282)

I*m on campus every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me. If I don't respond in 2-3 days, try Snively@post.harvard.edu. I can work with you by email, but let*s meet in person first.

I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a *writing problem.* I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. We can meet once, or now and then, or in a weekly group-whatever works for you.

So come see me-and encourage your friends!

Helen

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Earn Money for the Holidays and Help Gabe Fackre!
-------------------------------------------------
Gabriel Fackre, Abbot Professor of Christian Theology Emeritus, and spouse, the Rev. Dorothy Fackre, send out a Theology and Culture Newsletter every Advent to friends and former students (3200 on the list). They are updating it, but need the current addresses of about 100 Andover Newton students that are available from the ANTS alum lists. They will pay at $10 an hour any student who can take the time to chase down these addresses from the current School alumni/alumnae directory. If interested, please contact Kerri Saucier at ksaucier@ants.edu as soon as possible.

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Spring Course Update
-----------------------------------

HIST 769 [HIST/WOTA769/869] Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Rilke & Augustine : Limit:12
Permission for Instructor Required. Please contact Prof. Burrows at mburrows@ants.edu

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Town Meeting Hall with the President Carter, Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
-----------------------------------------------------------------

President Nick Carter, Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, November 29th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Nick, Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your dinner and join us!

Any questions about the meeting, please contact the SA Exec (SA@ants.edu).

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FREE Books at the Bookstore!
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Free books at bookstore! Several hundred dollars worth of books were damaged by a water leak in the bookstore. Now dried out, they are yours for the taking. Stop by at the bookstore and check out the black metal bookcase of books.

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Correction to Winterim Course
-----------------------------------------------
Please note that OLDT 657W, Exegesis: Proverbs, to be taught by Prof.

Fontaine, has had incorrect dates listed on the website. The correct

dates are: January 2 - 5 and January 16 - 19.

Thank you,

David Ames
Assistant to the Dean

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Bookstore hours during fall break
---------------------------------------
The Bookstore will be open the following hours during fall break:

Monday, November 20, 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, November 21, 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, November 22, 10 am - 1 pm

Closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.

Look for early arriving winterim books the week following break. Not

all lists are in, so not all books will be immediately available.

--------------------------------
Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
--------------------------------
Is developing creative plans for lenten worship a yearly challenge for

you? Is it difficult to keep coming up with creative ideas? Why not do

your planning with others this year? ANTS is offering an on-line

seminar in which you can do that with the guidance from a well-known

author and workshop leader. Check out this and other LEARN seminars at

www.ants.edu/learn.

---------------------------------------
ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
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Tuesday, December 5th
5:00 PM
Noyes


You are cordially invited by the Student Associaton to the Annual ANTS

Community Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM in Upper

Noyes. This invitation is for all students, residents, faculty,

administration, staff, family and friends are invited. Please note that

the Dining Hall will be closed for dinner.

If you will be joining us, please RSVP by November 27th with how many

will be coming; include yourself in the count along with your family

and friends. We want to be sure we have enough for everyone. Please

RSVP by email to SA@ants.edu.

We hope you will join us for this holiday celebration.

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------
Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
-----------------------------------------
If you are planning to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday,

please join us for a time of food and fellowship at a Thanksgiving

potluck supper on Thursday, November 23th at 6pm in the Peck Room. This

event is open to students, family, friends, staff, faculty, etc*..

Please RSVP by Mon. November 21st so we know how big a turkey to get!

Email chayward@ants.edu

----------------------------------------------
Student Loan Information Sessions
----------------------------------------------

Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the

sessions in order to receive a spring loan payment.

--------------------------------------------------
Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov.

1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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.

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

Steve Kang's Class Canceled for TONIGHT - Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006

Dr. Kang is home sick, and not able to make class tonight - so CMED 620/820f is cancelled for tonight.

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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

In this message:

NEW

- Writing Tutor at ANTS
- Earn Money for the Holidays and Help Gabe Fackre!
- Spring Course Update
- Town Meeting Hall with the President Carter, Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
- MA students Lunch Meeting tomorrow
- FREE Books at the Bookstore!

REVIEW

- Correction to Winterim Course
- Bookstore hours during fall break
- Weight Watchers Update
- The Vagina Monologues are coming to ANTS!
- New Orleans Trip with Danah Cox
- Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation
- There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
- Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
- Weight Watchers at ANTS - Thank You
- ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
- Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
- Episcopal Student Forum
- Student Loan Information Sessions
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! -Nov. 1-30

-------------------------------
Writing Tutor at ANTS
-------------------------------

Yes, folks, Andover Newton has a writing tutor!

I'm Helen Snively at tutor@ants.edu.
Find me in Worcester 302 (617 964-1100 x 282)

I’m on campus every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me. If I don't respond in 2-3 days, try Snively@post.harvard.edu. I can work with you by email, but let’s meet in person first.

I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a ‘writing problem.’ I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. We can meet once, or now and then, or in a weekly group-whatever works for you.

So come see me-and encourage your friends!

Helen

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Earn Money for the Holidays and Help Gabe Fackre!
-------------------------------------------------
Gabriel Fackre, Abbot Professor of Christian Theology Emeritus, and spouse, the Rev. Dorothy Fackre, send out a Theology and Culture Newsletter every Advent to friends and former students (3200 on the list). They are updating it, but need the current addresses of about 100 Andover Newton students that are available from the ANTS alum lists. They will pay at $10 an hour any student who can take the time to chase down these addresses from the current School alumni/alumnae directory. If interested, please contact Kerri Saucier at ksaucier@ants.edu as soon as possible.

-----------------------------------
Spring Course Update
-----------------------------------

HIST 769 [HIST/WOTA769/869] Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Rilke & Augustine : Limit:12
Permission for Instructor Required. Please contact Prof. Burrows at mburrows@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Town Meeting Hall with the President Carter, Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
-----------------------------------------------------------------

President Nick Carter, Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, November 29th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Nick, Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your dinner and join us!

Any questions about the meeting, please contact the SA Exec (SA@ants.edu).

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MA students Lunch Meeting tomorrow
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All MA students are invited to bring their lunch to Worcester 303 tomorrow, Thursday November 16, from 12 to 1:30 for an informal gathering to create community and share common interests and concerns.

Brita Gill-Austern
MA Director

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FREE Books at the Bookstore!
-----------------------------------------
Free books at bookstore! Several hundred dollars worth of books were damaged by a water leak in the bookstore. Now dried out, they are yours for the taking. Stop by at the bookstore and check out the black metal bookcase of books.

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

-----------------------------------------------
Correction to Winterim Course
-----------------------------------------------
Please note that OLDT 657W, Exegesis: Proverbs, to be taught by Prof.

Fontaine, has had incorrect dates listed on the website. The correct

dates are: January 2 - 5 and January 16 - 19.

Thank you,

David Ames
Assistant to the Dean

---------------------------------------
Bookstore hours during fall break
---------------------------------------
The Bookstore will be open the following hours during fall break:

Monday, November 20, 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, November 21, 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, November 22, 10 am - 1 pm

Closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.

Look for early arriving winterim books the week following break. Not

all lists are in, so not all books will be immediately available.

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Weight Watchers Update
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We have enough interested participants to request a Weight Watchers

meeting on campus. Employees of ANTS who have HMO Blue health care are

covered up to $150.00 for using Weight Watchers. If you are not an ANTS

employee, check with your health insurance provider - many insurers

will cover some costs of weight loss programs.

We are thinking that Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 11:30

-2:30. Meetings run for 45 min.
Feeling thinner already!

More information from Weight Watchers:

"Weight Watchers requires a minimum of 15 participants and it is a

prepaid program. Cash, check, Master Card, Visa, Discover and American

Express are all accepted forms of payment. The minimum number of weeks

for a series is 10; however, the group can determine how many weeks

they would like the series to be. The cost averages out to be $13/week

prepaid. That means a 10 week series is $130, 11 weeks is $143, 12

weeks $156, etc.

Weight Watchers will also be running a promotion of a "free meeting"

added on to any series that begins or renews between October 15th and

December 17th (that means a 10 week series @ $130 will now be 11 weeks,

etc.)."

More information and forms on the Weight Watchers site:
http://www.mycamtoolkit.com/1.aspx?G=947bd0b7-ac74-4ffe-be48-89676d2ae2

ef&;

Mary McKearney
mmckearney@ants.edu
617-964-1100 ext. 285

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The Vagina Monologues are coming to ANTS!
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The Vagina Monologues will be performed at ANTS in late February. The

history of the monologues is one of interest. Every year, The Vagina

Monologues are performed around the world to educate all on the heinous

violence women suffer on a daily basis. Through humor, tears and

relative stories, the Vagina Monologues is for anyone who needs and

wants to understand women, their feelings about their bodies and their

very being.

With the theme, Until The Violence Stops, The Vagina Monologues are

based on real women's stories so it allows women who hear the stories

to know that they are not alone in their own experience. It helps

people who have experienced violence heal. It inspires people - women

AND men - to get involved in V-Day’s efforts to stop violence against

women and girls. It removes the shame often associated with the word

"vagina" and the vagina itself and instead celebrates the word and it

celebrates women.

Please welcome this amazing opportunity to bring awareness, and work

together to end violence against women and girls. Even if you aren't

excited about this opportunity, many people in your congregations and

young adult groups will be seeing, or have seen this production, and

it may be important to know what they are seeing and how you might

incorporate a discussion of the Vagina Monologues into the life of

your church.

Auditions will be held in December, (date TBA). I am counting on men

to become involved also, by working in whatever capacity they feel

comfortable working in.

More news in the coming week, but in the meantime, please direct any

questions to Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at kandrews@ants.edu or

KarenLHAndrews@aol.com

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New Orleans Trip with Danah Cox
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LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO GIVE

THANKS THIS THANKSGIVING?

WANT TO SEE POST-KATRINA

NEW ORLEANS FOR YOURSELF?

(ACCOMPANIED BY A NATIVE)

Then join Danah Cox for a trip home. Danah is planning to drive down on

Saturday, November 18th

and return on Saturday, November 25th and is looking for 2-3 people to

join him. Danah will supply a place to stay once in New Orleans and an

insider’s view of different neighborhoods affected.

ELECTRICIAN
(OR THOSE WITH ELECTRICAL SKILLS) WOULD BE GREATLY VALUED, BUT ALL

WITH
VALID LICENSES WOULD BE WELCOME.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE

CALL: 617-547-0706

OR

EMAIL: danahcox@hotmail.com

HURRY, AND CALL SOON!!!!

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Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation
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Special Guest: Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton
Wednesday, November 28th, 5 pm to 6
Small Dining Room

Join Professor Matthew Boulton and the Peace Fellowship for another
informal discussion about 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 his thoughts and
feelings, and share your own.
This is the second in a series of conversations sponsored by the

Peace
Fellowship, which is bringing 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 28 at 5 pm in the Small Dining Room. See you
there.
Dr. Sharon Thornton will be joining us on December 11th as the

third
guest in our series.

Thanks.

In the Spirit of Peace

Tim House, for the Peace Fellowship

"Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and
demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of
justice and mercy." - Wendell Berry

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There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
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Saturday, November 18, 2006
7:30 pm
First Baptist Church in Newton

A Production of Revels Circle of Song

The well known traveling singing troupe of the 19th century, the

Hutchinson Family Singers of New
Hampshire sang for concert audiences and appeared at Abolition and

Women’s Suffrage rallies.
“There is a Meeting Here Tonight” recreates a reunion after the Civil

War where family members
reminisce about their experiences. The cast of characters includes P.

T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.

About Revels Circle of Song -
The ensemble of 40 adults and children presents costumed staged

performances based on cultural, historic, and seasonal
themes that incorporate rich singing, dancing and storytelling. Ideal

family events, the programs are interactive and
appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up.

Ticket Prices
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at door
Children 6-16: $5 in advance, $7 at door

Pre-paid tickets will be held at the door

Sponsored by:
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
Worship, Theology and the Arts Program at Andover Newton

More info:

http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/MtgHereTonightPoster.pdf

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Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
--------------------------------
Is developing creative plans for lenten worship a yearly challenge for

you? Is it difficult to keep coming up with creative ideas? Why not do

your planning with others this year? ANTS is offering an on-line

seminar in which you can do that with the guidance from a well-known

author and workshop leader. Check out this and other LEARN seminars at

www.ants.edu/learn.

---------------------------------------
ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, December 5th
5:00 PM
Noyes


You are cordially invited by the Student Associaton to the Annual ANTS

Community Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM in Upper

Noyes. This invitation is for all students, residents, faculty,

administration, staff, family and friends are invited. Please note that

the Dining Hall will be closed for dinner.

If you will be joining us, please RSVP by November 27th with how many

will be coming; include yourself in the count along with your family

and friends. We want to be sure we have enough for everyone. Please

RSVP by email to SA@ants.edu.

We hope you will join us for this holiday celebration.

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------
Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
-----------------------------------------
If you are planning to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday,

please join us for a time of food and fellowship at a Thanksgiving

potluck supper on Thursday, November 23th at 6pm in the Peck Room. This

event is open to students, family, friends, staff, faculty, etc…..

Please RSVP by Mon. November 21st so we know how big a turkey to get!

Email chayward@ants.edu

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Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
-------------------------------

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist in the

Episcopal tradition on Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 pm in the

Chapel. Our guest celebrant will be The Rev. Heidi Fieldston. Our

preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome and encouraged to

attend.

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Episcopal Student Forum
---------------------------------

On Thursday, November 16th from noon to 12:45, please join us in the

cafeteria for our second Episcopal student forum. Our topic for

discussion will be "entering the ordination process in the Episcopal

Church." All are welcome.

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Student Loan Information Sessions
----------------------------------------------

Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the

sessions in order to receive a spring loan payment.

--------------------------------------------------
Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov.

1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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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UU Worship
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Our Unitarian Universalist worship this coming Thursday (November 16)
will take place in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is welcome. The Rev.
Jim Sherblom will lead this service, titled "Stranger in a Strange
Land", on what it means to train for the UU ministry at Andover
Newton. Jim Sherblom is a graduate of Andover Newton, and co-minister
with Martha Niebanck at the First Parish in Brookline. We hope that
you will join us for this worship service, and the ones that follow,
and invite your friends!

Here's the current schedule for the weekly UU worship services, to be
held each Thursday at 1:00pm during the school year.

* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom - Stranger in a Strange Land
* 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)

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Revive Us Again! Revival of our Spirit, Revival of our Baptist Principles
- Correction to Winterim Course
- Bookstore hours during fall break
- Weight Watchers Update
- UU Worship

REVIEW

- The Vagina Monologues are coming to ANTS!
- Sharon Taylor Resigns to Accept New Position
- New Orleans Trip with Danah Cox
- Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation
- There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
- Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
- Weight Watchers at ANTS - Thank You
- ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
- Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
- Episcopal Student Forum
- Student Loan Information Sessions
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! -

Nov. 1-30

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Revive Us Again! Revival of our Spirit, Revival of our Baptist

Principles
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February 16-17, 2007
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass.

This is a gathering of progressive Baptists from around the country,

ready to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

We are gathering to say that we are Christian, we are Baptist, and we

believe our

Baptist Principles are foundational to our understanding and sharing of

the Gospel.

We are gathering to say that we can be both progressive and

evangelical!

Speakers include:

Rev. Cynthia Maybeck, pastor, Trinity Church in Northborough, MA

Rev. Nancy Hitt, pastor, First Baptist Church of Natick, MA

Rev. Dr. Liliana Da Valle

Rev. Alan Newton, Executive Minister, ABC of Rochester-Genesee

Friday, February 16th, 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

Healing Service and Worship, led by the Rev. Cynthia Maybeck

Saturday, February 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bible Study and Discussion Groups

Afternoon Workshops

Forum: Update on ABC-USA

Closing Revival Worship 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the First Baptist

Church in Newton

There will be a registration fee (to cover the cost of meals on

Saturday) of approximately $30.

For accommodations, please see the separate Travel and Accommodations

notice.

Please RSVP to Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell at 508-872-1176

or email fbcframingham@verizon.net by January 31st.

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Correction to Winterim Course
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Please note that OLDT 657W, Exegesis: Proverbs, to be taught by Prof.

Fontaine, has had incorrect dates listed on the website. The correct

dates are: January 2 - 5 and January 16 - 19.

Thank you,

David Ames
Assistant to the Dean

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Bookstore hours during fall break
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The Bookstore will be open the following hours during fall break:

Monday, November 20, 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, November 21, 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, November 22, 10 am - 1 pm

Closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.

Look for early arriving winterim books the week following break. Not

all lists are in, so not all books will be immediately available.

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Weight Watchers Update
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We have enough interested participants to request a Weight Watchers

meeting on campus. Employees of ANTS who have HMO Blue health care are

covered up to $150.00 for using Weight Watchers. If you are not an ANTS

employee, check with your health insurance provider - many insurers

will cover some costs of weight loss programs.

We are thinking that Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 11:30

-2:30. Meetings run for 45 min.
Feeling thinner already!

More information from Weight Watchers:

"Weight Watchers requires a minimum of 15 participants and it is a

prepaid program. Cash, check, Master Card, Visa, Discover and American

Express are all accepted forms of payment. The minimum number of weeks

for a series is 10; however, the group can determine how many weeks

they would like the series to be. The cost averages out to be $13/week

prepaid. That means a 10 week series is $130, 11 weeks is $143, 12

weeks $156, etc.

Weight Watchers will also be running a promotion of a "free meeting"

added on to any series that begins or renews between October 15th and

December 17th (that means a 10 week series @ $130 will now be 11 weeks,

etc.)."

More information and forms on the Weight Watchers site:
http://www.mycamtoolkit.com/1.aspx?G=947bd0b7-ac74-4ffe-be48-89676d2ae2

ef&;

Mary McKearney
mmckearney@ants.edu
617-964-1100 ext. 285

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REVIEW
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The Vagina Monologues are coming to ANTS!
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The Vagina Monologues will be performed at ANTS in late February. The

history of the monologues is one of interest. Every year, The Vagina

Monologues are performed around the world to educate all on the heinous

violence women suffer on a daily basis. Through humor, tears and

relative stories, the Vagina Monologues is for anyone who needs and

wants to understand women, their feelings about their bodies and their

very being.

With the theme, Until The Violence Stops, The Vagina Monologues are

based on real women's stories so it allows women who hear the stories

to know that they are not alone in their own experience. It helps

people who have experienced violence heal. It inspires people - women

AND men - to get involved in V-Day’s efforts to stop violence against

women and girls. It removes the shame often associated with the word

"vagina" and the vagina itself and instead celebrates the word and it

celebrates women.

Please welcome this amazing opportunity to bring awareness, and work

together to end violence against women and girls. Even if you aren't

excited about this opportunity, many people in your congregations and

young adult groups will be seeing, or have seen this production, and

it may be important to know what they are seeing and how you might

incorporate a discussion of the Vagina Monologues into the life of

your church.

Auditions will be held in December, (date TBA). I am counting on men

to become involved also, by working in whatever capacity they feel

comfortable working in.

More news in the coming week, but in the meantime, please direct any

questions to Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at kandrews@ants.edu or

KarenLHAndrews@aol.com

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Sharon Taylor Resigns to Accept New Position
--------------------------------------------------

Sharon Taylor has resigned her position as Director of the Franklin

Trask Library, a position she has held for more than seventeen years,

to accept a position as Director of the Library at Pittsburgh

Theological Seminary. Under her leadership the Trask Library has

flourished and occupies a central place in the life of the school.

During her tenure at Andover Newton Theological School, Sharon has been

a tireless advocate for the library and the resources needed to

maintain its prominent place on our campus and in the BTI as well.

We will have an opportunity to recognize Sharon’s service to Andover

Newton Theological School before she begins her service at Pittsburgh

Theological Seminary. I will begin working on a plan of transition

with Sharon and the Library Staff to insure that our library services

will continue to meet the needs of our students and faculty.

We are pleased that her gifts and abilities have been recognized by her

new school but we will miss her competent and friendly leadership. We

wish her well as she accepts the new challenges that await her in

Pittsburgh.

William R. Herzog
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
wherzog@ants.edu
617-964-1100 ext. 215

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New Orleans Trip with Danah Cox
-------------------------------------

LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO GIVE

THANKS THIS THANKSGIVING?

WANT TO SEE POST-KATRINA

NEW ORLEANS FOR YOURSELF?

(ACCOMPANIED BY A NATIVE)

Then join Danah Cox for a trip home. Danah is planning to drive down on

Saturday, November 18th

and return on Saturday, November 25th and is looking for 2-3 people to

join him. Danah will supply a place to stay once in New Orleans and an

insider’s view of different neighborhoods affected.

ELECTRICIAN
(OR THOSE WITH ELECTRICAL SKILLS) WOULD BE GREATLY VALUED, BUT ALL

WITH
VALID LICENSES WOULD BE WELCOME.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE

CALL: 617-547-0706

OR

EMAIL: danahcox@hotmail.com

HURRY, AND CALL SOON!!!!

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Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation
--------------------------------------------------
Special Guest: Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton
Wednesday, November 28th, 5 pm to 6
Small Dining Room

Join Professor Matthew Boulton and the Peace Fellowship for another
informal discussion about 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 his thoughts and
feelings, and share your own.
This is the second in a series of conversations sponsored by the

Peace
Fellowship, which is bringing 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 28 at 5 pm in the Small Dining Room. See you
there.
Dr. Sharon Thornton will be joining us on December 11th as the

third
guest in our series.

Thanks.

In the Spirit of Peace

Tim House, for the Peace Fellowship

"Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and
demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of
justice and mercy." - Wendell Berry

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There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
-------------------------------------------
Saturday, November 18, 2006
7:30 pm
First Baptist Church in Newton

A Production of Revels Circle of Song

The well known traveling singing troupe of the 19th century, the

Hutchinson Family Singers of New
Hampshire sang for concert audiences and appeared at Abolition and

Women’s Suffrage rallies.
“There is a Meeting Here Tonight” recreates a reunion after the Civil

War where family members
reminisce about their experiences. The cast of characters includes P.

T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.

About Revels Circle of Song -
The ensemble of 40 adults and children presents costumed staged

performances based on cultural, historic, and seasonal
themes that incorporate rich singing, dancing and storytelling. Ideal

family events, the programs are interactive and
appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up.

Ticket Prices
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at door
Children 6-16: $5 in advance, $7 at door

Pre-paid tickets will be held at the door

Sponsored by:
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
Worship, Theology and the Arts Program at Andover Newton

More info:

http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/MtgHereTonightPoster.pdf

--------------------------------
Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
--------------------------------
Is developing creative plans for lenten worship a yearly challenge for

you? Is it difficult to keep coming up with creative ideas? Why not do

your planning with others this year? ANTS is offering an on-line

seminar in which you can do that with the guidance from a well-known

author and workshop leader. Check out this and other LEARN seminars at

www.ants.edu/learn.

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ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
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Tuesday, December 5th
5:00 PM
Noyes


You are cordially invited by the Student Associaton to the Annual ANTS

Community Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM in Upper

Noyes. This invitation is for all students, residents, faculty,

administration, staff, family and friends are invited. Please note that

the Dining Hall will be closed for dinner.

If you will be joining us, please RSVP by November 27th with how many

will be coming; include yourself in the count along with your family

and friends. We want to be sure we have enough for everyone. Please

RSVP by email to SA@ants.edu.

We hope you will join us for this holiday celebration.

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------
Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
-----------------------------------------
If you are planning to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday,

please join us for a time of food and fellowship at a Thanksgiving

potluck supper on Thursday, November 23th at 6pm in the Peck Room. This

event is open to students, family, friends, staff, faculty, etc…..

Please RSVP by Mon. November 21st so we know how big a turkey to get!

Email chayward@ants.edu

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Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
-------------------------------

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist in the

Episcopal tradition on Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 pm in the

Chapel. Our guest celebrant will be The Rev. Heidi Fieldston. Our

preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome and encouraged to

attend.

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Episcopal Student Forum
---------------------------------

On Thursday, November 16th from noon to 12:45, please join us in the

cafeteria for our second Episcopal student forum. Our topic for

discussion will be "entering the ordination process in the Episcopal

Church." All are welcome.

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Student Loan Information Sessions
----------------------------------------------

Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the

sessions in order to receive a spring loan payment.

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Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov.

1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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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UU Worship
---------------------------

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our Unitarian Universalist worship this coming Thursday (November 16)
will take place in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is welcome. The Rev.
Jim Sherblom will lead this service, titled "Stranger in a Strange
Land", on what it means to train for the UU ministry at Andover
Newton. Jim Sherblom is a graduate of Andover Newton, and co-minister
with Martha Niebanck at the First Parish in Brookline. We hope that
you will join us for this worship service, and the ones that follow,
and invite your friends!

Here's the current schedule for the weekly UU worship services, to be
held each Thursday at 1:00pm during the school year.

* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom - Stranger in a Strange Land
* 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)

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

Monday, November 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday, November 13, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- The Vagina Monologues are coming to ANTS!
- Sharon Taylor Resigns to Accept New Position
- New Orleans Trip with Danah Cox
- Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation
- There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
- Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
- Weight Watchers at ANTS - Thank You

REVIEW

- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
- ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
- Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
- Episcopal Student Forum
- Weight Watchers at ANTS
- Student Loan Information Sessions
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30

—---------------------------------------------------------------
The Vagina Monologues are coming to ANTS!
—---------------------------------------------------------------
The Vagina Monologues will be performed at ANTS in late February. The history of the monologues is one of interest. Every year, The Vagina Monologues are performed around the world to educate all on the heinous violence women suffer on a daily basis. Through humor, tears and relative stories, the Vagina Monologues is for anyone who needs and wants to understand women, their feelings about their bodies and their very being.

With the theme, Until The Violence Stops, The Vagina Monologues are based on real women's stories so it allows women who hear the stories to know that they are not alone in their own experience. It helps people who have experienced violence heal. It inspires people - women AND men - to get involved in V-Day’s efforts to stop violence against women and girls. It removes the shame often associated with the word "vagina" and the vagina itself and instead celebrates the word and it celebrates women.

Please welcome this amazing opportunity to bring awareness, and work together to end violence against women and girls. Even if you aren't excited about this opportunity, many people in your congregations and young adult groups will be seeing, or have seen this production, and it may be important to know what they are seeing and how you might incorporate a discussion of the Vagina Monologues into the life of your church.

Auditions will be held in December, (date TBA). I am counting on men to become involved also, by working in whatever capacity they feel comfortable working in.

More news in the coming week, but in the meantime, please direct any questions to Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at kandrews@ants.edu or KarenLHAndrews@aol.com

--------------------------------------------------
Sharon Taylor Resigns to Accept New Position
--------------------------------------------------

Sharon Taylor has resigned her position as Director of the Franklin Trask Library, a position she has held for more than seventeen years, to accept a position as Director of the Library at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Under her leadership the Trask Library has flourished and occupies a central place in the life of the school. During her tenure at Andover Newton Theological School, Sharon has been a tireless advocate for the library and the resources needed to maintain its prominent place on our campus and in the BTI as well.

We will have an opportunity to recognize Sharon’s service to Andover Newton Theological School before she begins her service at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. I will begin working on a plan of transition with Sharon and the Library Staff to insure that our library services will continue to meet the needs of our students and faculty.

We are pleased that her gifts and abilities have been recognized by her new school but we will miss her competent and friendly leadership. We wish her well as she accepts the new challenges that await her in Pittsburgh.

William R. Herzog
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
wherzog@ants.edu
617-964-1100 ext. 215

-------------------------------------
New Orleans Trip with Danah Cox
-------------------------------------

LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO GIVE

THANKS THIS THANKSGIVING?

WANT TO SEE POST-KATRINA

NEW ORLEANS FOR YOURSELF?

(ACCOMPANIED BY A NATIVE)

Then join Danah Cox for a trip home. Danah is planning to drive down on Saturday, November 18th

and return on Saturday, November 25th and is looking for 2-3 people to join him. Danah will supply a place to stay once in New Orleans and an insider’s view of different neighborhoods affected.

ELECTRICIAN
(OR THOSE WITH ELECTRICAL SKILLS) WOULD BE GREATLY VALUED, BUT ALL WITH
VALID LICENSES WOULD BE WELCOME.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE

CALL: 617-547-0706

OR

EMAIL: danahcox@hotmail.com

HURRY, AND CALL SOON!!!!

--------------------------------------------------
Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation
--------------------------------------------------
Special Guest: Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton
Wednesday, November 28th, 5 pm to 6
Small Dining Room

Join Professor Matthew Boulton and the Peace Fellowship for another
informal discussion about 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 his thoughts and
feelings, and share your own.
This is the second in a series of conversations sponsored by the Peace
Fellowship, which is bringing 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 28 at 5 pm in the Small Dining Room. See you
there.
Dr. Sharon Thornton will be joining us on December 11th as the third
guest in our series.

Thanks.

In the Spirit of Peace

Tim House, for the Peace Fellowship

"Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and
demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of
justice and mercy." - Wendell Berry

-------------------------------------------
There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
-------------------------------------------
Saturday, November 18, 2006
7:30 pm
First Baptist Church in Newton

A Production of Revels Circle of Song

The well known traveling singing troupe of the 19th century, the Hutchinson Family Singers of New
Hampshire sang for concert audiences and appeared at Abolition and Women’s Suffrage rallies.
“There is a Meeting Here Tonight” recreates a reunion after the Civil War where family members
reminisce about their experiences. The cast of characters includes P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.

About Revels Circle of Song -
The ensemble of 40 adults and children presents costumed staged performances based on cultural, historic, and seasonal
themes that incorporate rich singing, dancing and storytelling. Ideal family events, the programs are interactive and
appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up.

Ticket Prices
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at door
Children 6-16: $5 in advance, $7 at door

Pre-paid tickets will be held at the door

Sponsored by:
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
Worship, Theology and the Arts Program at Andover Newton

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

--------------------------------
Need Creative Plans for Lenten Worship?
--------------------------------
Is developing creative plans for lenten worship a yearly challenge for you? Is it difficult to keep coming up with creative ideas? Why not do your planning with others this year? ANTS is offering an on-line seminar in which you can do that with the guidance from a well-known author and workshop leader. Check out this and other LEARN seminars at www.ants.edu/learn.

--------------------------------
Weight Watchers at ANTS - Thank You
--------------------------------
Thank you for the response about having a group on the "Hill". We have 13 that would like to attend.
I have to get back to Weight Watchers to see how many bodies they want.

If you haven't yet responded and you want to join Weight Watchers, please respond now!

An Invitation for all Students, Staff and Faculty

Hi,

There are a few of the staff at ANTS that would like to have Weight Watchers come to the "Hill" to help us with our growing problem. At this age it is no longer "baby fat" and I do not expect a growth spurt any time soon.

So if you would like to make the Hill lighter, please e-mail me as we will need a head count before they commit to coming to us.

Thanks,
Mary McKearney (Gifts and Records)
mmckearney@ants.edu

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

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

Peace Fellowship at ANTS

Join the weekly Peace Vigil on the quad every Wednesday from noon to 12:50. This humble yet powerful act of witnessing in the ANTS community 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. Share your concerns regarding any acts of violence and your celebrations regarding any acts of non-violence you’ve witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in the building of our Beloved Community. Please feel free to bring sources, signs, songs and smiles.

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ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, December 5th
5:00 PM
Noyes


You are cordially invited by the Student Associaton to the Annual ANTS Community Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM in Upper Noyes. This invitation is for all students, residents, faculty, administration, staff, family and friends are invited. Please note that the Dining Hall will be closed for dinner.

If you will be joining us, please RSVP by November 27th with how many will be coming; include yourself in the count along with your family and friends. We want to be sure we have enough for everyone. Please RSVP by email to SA@ants.edu.

We hope you will join us for this holiday celebration.

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------
Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
-----------------------------------------
If you are planning to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday, please join us for a time of food and fellowship at a Thanksgiving potluck supper on Thursday, November 23th at 6pm in the Peck Room. This event is open to students, family, friends, staff, faculty, etc…..

Please RSVP by Mon. November 21st so we know how big a turkey to get!

Email chayward@ants.edu

-------------------------------
Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
-------------------------------

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our guest celebrant will be The Rev. Heidi Fieldston. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

---------------------------------
Episcopal Student Forum
---------------------------------

On Thursday, November 16th from noon to 12:45, please join us in the cafeteria for our second Episcopal student forum. Our topic for discussion will be "entering the ordination process in the Episcopal Church." All are welcome.

--------------------------------
Weight Watchers at ANTS
--------------------------------
An Invitation for all Students, Staff and Faculty

Hi,

There are a few of the staff at ANTS that would like to have Weight Watchers come to the "Hill" to help us with our growing problem. At this age it is no longer "baby fat" and I do not expect a growth spurt any time soon.

So if you would like to make the Hill lighter, please e-mail me as we will need a head count before they commit to coming to us.

Thanks,
Mary McKearney (Gifts and Records)
mmckearney@ants.edu

----------------------------------------------
Student Loan Information Sessions
----------------------------------------------

Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the sessions in order to receive a spring loan payment.

----------------------------
Orphaned Coffee Mugs
----------------------------

I have a growing collection (now 2) of orphaned thermal coffee mugs - one (brushed stainless steel & black plastic) was left in my office at the end of last week; the second (red & black plastic, OXO by name) I found this afternoon on the Quad.
They're quiet at the moment, but if I end up having to wash their mouths out with soap I may consider them mine...

David Ames

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Winterim Commuter Housing
--------------------------------------

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

--------------------------------------------------
Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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.

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our Unitarian Universalist worship this coming Thursday (November 16)
will take place in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is welcome. The Rev.
Jim Sherblom will lead this service, titled "Stranger in a Strange
Land", on what it means to train for the UU ministry at Andover
Newton. Jim Sherblom is a graduate of Andover Newton, and co-minister
with Martha Niebanck at the First Parish in Brookline. We hope that
you will join us for this worship service, and the ones that follow,
and invite your friends!

Here's the current schedule for the weekly UU worship services, to be
held each Thursday at 1:00pm during the school year.

* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom - Stranger in a Strange Land
* 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)

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

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

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Annual Shoebox Ministry to the Homeless - Starts October 25
Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30

Monday:
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study - Mondays

Tuesday:
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship - Nov. 15
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays

Thursday:
- Student Loan Information Sessions - Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16 and 17
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
- Episcopal Student Forum - Thursday, Nov. 16
- UU Worship - THursdays
- Thursday Art Night

Friday:
- Student Loan Information Sessions - Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16 and 17

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2006 Shoebox Ministry for the Homeless
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October 25 - Dec. 21

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.

Contact:
Rev. Toni DiPina
metrepwar@prodigy.net

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/102506shoebox.htm

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Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
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October 2006-January 2007
in the Meetinghouse

New Paintings from Recent
Artists-in-Residence at Andover Newton

Douglas Purnell
“Singing the Silences”

and

Wesley Campbell
“Grief 2006”

The paintings shown in this exhibit are recent acquisitions of Andover Newton Theological School, the new work of visiting artists Douglas Purnell and Wesley Campbell. In style and form, these painters from “down under” approach their medium from widely differing points of view. More information will be available soon on the Web site.

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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 (no more than 30-60 seconds) 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.

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.

More information and contest rules:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/113006video.htm

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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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Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study - Mondays
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5:00-5:50pm in the Small Dining Hall

The Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS cordially invites you to a weeklyBible study on Monday evenings. Refresh your mind and strengthen your walk with God with reading and prayer over dinner. All are welcome to attend. Also, please login to ANTS Connect and join our Fellowship group for announcements, events, and discussion.

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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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Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
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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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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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Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
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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 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
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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, Nov. 15
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Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.
Worship leader: Sharon Thornton

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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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Student Loan Information Sessions - Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16 and 17
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Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the sessions in order to receive a spring loan payment.

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Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
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Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our guest celebrant will be The Rev. Heidi Fieldston. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Episcopal Student Forum - Thursday, Nov. 16
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On Thursday, November 16th from noon to 12:45, please join us in the cafeteria for our second Episcopal student forum. Our topic for discussion will be "entering the ordination process in the Episcopal Church." All are welcome.

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UU Worship - Thursday, Nov. 16
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse
November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom

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Thursday Art Night - Nov. 16
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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.
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

Friday, November 10, 2006

ANTS Student E-News November 10, 2006 - EVENTS BOARD

In this message

- Mercy Center Advent Programs
- Mercy Center: Nonviolence: The Spirit & Practice of Personal & Social Change
- Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter
- SAVE THE DATE! January 25, 2007
- John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming SAVE THE DATE!
- "Voices of Men" Sexual assault Presentation - Nov. 17
- "TAKE BACK YOUR TIME" DAY

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Mercy Center Advent Programs
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God’s Love Song: An Advent Weekend Retreat With Florence Trahan, RSM

Friday December 1, 7:30 pm – Sunday December 3, 1pm $240.

This weekend retreat provides an opportunity to prepare for Christmas by reflecting on the most beautiful love song ever heard; the song of our merciful God revealed in the person of Jesus. We will let Scripture, music, silent reflection; optional sharing and Eucharistic liturgy lead us into the mystery of Advent.
“But how can this be?”: Advent day of Reflection With Claire Rusowicz

Wednesday December 6 9:30am – 3:30 pm $45.

Mary’s question to the messenger Gabriel echoes down the ages and into our own expectations for Emmanuel’s redeeming presence in our “weary world.” What are the signs that encourage your hopes for Christmas – what enables you this year to trust the promise of “good tidings of great joy?” Today spend time with others to center your prayers and preparations for the Advent season. This day will include group reflection and time for individual prayer and quiet, inspired by scripture readings, poetry and music of this blessed season.

Journey with Mary: An Advent Retreat Day With Janet Weber, RSCJ

Thursday December 14 9:30am – 2:00pm $35

Madeleine L’Engle writes: “This is the irrational season, when love blooms bright and wild. Had Mary been filled with reason, there’d have been no room for a child.” In the midst of the busy rush to Christmas, it is good to take time to ponder and savor the mystery of Mary’s fiat, and allow love to bloom bright and wild within our own being. This silent retreat day will begin with a presentation and end after lunch with a short period of communal reflection.

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Mercy Center: Nonviolence: The Spirit & Practice of Personal & Social Change
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with Janet Chisholm

What kind of world do you want for yourself and for the children of the future? A foundation in active nonviolence will provide the principles and tools to help you change the world. You are not powerless, you’re one of the people we’ve been waiting for!

As Dr. King declared, “It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence; it is a choice between violence and nonexistence.” Active nonviolence is a spiritually-grounded power for transforming daily life; it’s a path toward personal, community, national and global change.

Discover how to talk more openly without avoiding sensitive topics, such as politics and sexuality. Reconnect to your own power and resources for active peacemaking.

No matter what your previous training, experience or spiritual path, you will leave refreshed, inspired and committed to transformative nonviolence as a way of life and a vehicle for social change.

Friday, December 8, 2006, 10:00 am - Sunday, December 10, 5:00 pm

$250 shared room, central bath/$165 commuter fee. Scholarships Available

Janet Chisholm , Program Presenter is a Nonviolence Trainer and Peace and Justice Coordinator at Kirkridge Study and Retreat Center in Pennsylvania. Janet developed a a nationally-recognized interactive program on nonviolence called "Creating a Culture of Peace," trained in 30 states, and prepared 300 trainers, including in Palestine. She is a popular speaker and writer on active nonviolence and the Chairperson of the national Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Formerly, Janet worked at the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), the oldest multi-faith peace organization in the United States, as Interim Executive Co-Director and as Coordinator of Nonviolence Training.

To register call Mercy Center’s Guest Services: 203.245.0401,

or register online, www.mercybythesea.org
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Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter
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January 17, 2007

During this day colleagues - clergy and lay - will
gather to reflect on the texts of Lent and will explore
various ways in which to engage the congregation in
the themes of the Lenten season.For all the details - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=7nhujzbab.0.c74nbzbab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0212&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macucc.org%2Fpep%2FUpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm%23creative

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SAVE THE DATE! January 25, 2007
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a gathering of Senior and Associate Teams

Save the date of January 25, 2007 for an event for
multiple staff teams serving congregations in the
Massachusetts Conference, UCC. The event will
begin with registration at 9:30AM and continue until
3:00PM in Edwards House at the Framingham
Conference Center. The focus for this gathering
will be on building relationships of trust using
appreciative inquiry as an effective tool.

The Revs. Patricia Hayes and Larry Peers, will be
the facilitators for this gathering. Patricia is currently
serving as Senior Minister at Christ Congregational
Church in Brockton. Prior to her call
to Brockton, Patricia worked for six years as a
consultant for The Alban Institute, developing the
seminar “Building Healthy Staff Teams” based on her
work with staff teams around the country. She has
served in a variety of roles on staff teams, and looks
forward to mutual conversations on the topic.
Larry is currently the Associate for Pastoral
Development in
the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program and an
Alban Consultant.
Look for more info coming
soon!

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John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming SAVE THE DATE!
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February 9 and 10, 2007

Clergy and church educators come hear John and
Caroline Westerhoff! Join us for a welcoming
reception, booksigning and presentation on Friday
Feb. 9th as well as for a day of presentations and
small group work on Feb. 10th. The topics will
include: The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and
Educator, Living into Our Baptism, and The
Making of Christians: Formation, Education, and
Instruction.More details! - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=7nhujzbab.0.whpzpzbab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0212&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macucc.org%2Fpep%2FUpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm%23Westerhoff

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"Voices of Men" Sexual assault Presentation - Nov. 17
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"Voices of Men," an entertaining and informative multi-media play
that addresses sexual assault, date rape, dating violence, domestic
violence, sexual harassment and the objectification of women, will be
presented Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 pm at First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster
St. in Littleton, Mass. Admission $10 adults, $8 students/seniors in advance, $2more at the door.

Humor, celebrity impressions, and video clips illustrate these topics
in a light-hearted way that promote learning and understanding. The
show gently raises awareness of our cultural attitudes towards
violence against women.

We encourage educators and students to attend, and urge them to host
"Voices of Men" at an assembly at their school to bring the show to
young adults. Our goal is to raise awareness about how violence
against women is perpetuated, and to eradicate it through education.

Join us for an entertaining, informative and sobering reflection on
violence against women through popular films and the talents of an
actor/activist who has worked to end violence against women since
1991.

About the author/actor:
Ben Atherton-Zeman is a spokesperson for the National Organization for
Men Against Sexism and a speaker on violence prevention. He has
presented in 35 states, Canada, China and the Czech Republic. Since
1991, Ben has worked in preventative education for rape crisis
centers, domestic violence programs, and state coalitions. Visit
www.voicesofmen.org.

For more information and tickets, contact Susan Tordella,
978-846-2811, susan.tordella@gmail.com.

DIRECTIONS:
From I-495 North, take Exit 30 (Route 2A, Littleton/Ayer). Turn right
off the ramp onto Route 2A East and continue about 3/10 of a mile to
Rogers Street, then turn right. The church is right around the corner.
Parking is available on the street and in the town lot directly
opposite the church. The building is accessible to the handicapped.
Telephone number: (978) 486-3044

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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.

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

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

In this message:

NEW

- ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
- Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
- Episcopal Student Forum

REVIEW

- Weight Watchers at ANTS
- Student Loan Information Sessions
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30

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ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
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Tuesday, December 5th
5:00 PM
Noyes

You are cordially invited by the Student Associaton to the Annual ANTS Community Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM in Upper Noyes. This invitation is for all students, residents, faculty, administration, staff, family and friends are invited. Please note that the Dining Hall will be closed for dinner.

If you will be joining us, please RSVP by November 27th with how many will be coming; include yourself in the count along with your family and friends. We want to be sure we have enough for everyone. Please RSVP by email to SA@ants.edu.

We hope you will join us for this holiday celebration.

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

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Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
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If you are planning to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday, please join us for a time of food and fellowship at a Thanksgiving potluck supper on Thursday, November 23th at 6pm in the Peck Room. This event is open to students, family, friends, staff, faculty, etc*..

Please RSVP by Mon. November 21st so we know how big a turkey to get!

Email chayward@ants.edu

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Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
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Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our guest celebrant will be The Rev. Heidi Fieldston. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Episcopal Student Forum
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On Thursday, November 16th from noon to 12:45, please join us in the cafeteria for our second Episcopal student forum. Our topic for discussion will be "entering the ordination process in the Episcopal Church." All are welcome.

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REVIEW
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Weight Watchers at ANTS
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An Invitation for all Students, Staff and Faculty

Hi,

There are a few of the staff at ANTS that would like to have Weight Watchers come to the "Hill" to help us with our growing problem. At this age it is no longer "baby fat" and I do not expect a growth spurt any time soon.

So if you would like to make the Hill lighter, please e-mail me as we will need a head count before they commit to coming to us.

Thanks,
Mary McKearney (Gifts and Records)
mmckearney@ants.edu

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Student Loan Information Sessions
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Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the sessions in order to receive a spring loan payment.

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Orphaned Coffee Mugs
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I have a growing collection (now 2) of orphaned thermal coffee mugs - one (brushed stainless steel & black plastic) was left in my office at the end of last week; the second (red & black plastic, OXO by name) I found this afternoon on the Quad.
They're quiet at the moment, but if I end up having to wash their mouths out with soap I may consider them mine...

David Ames

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Winterim Commuter Housing
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New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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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.

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

Thursday, November 09, 2006

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

In this message:

NEW

- UU Worship This Week
- Compline Worship Service: TONIGHT
- Orphaned Coffee Mugs

REVIEW

- SA Meeting November 7, 2006 CANCELLED, Old Email Being Deleted
- Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
- Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
- Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9

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UU Worship This Week
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Our Unitarian Universalist worship this coming Thursday (November 9) will take place in the Meetinghouse at 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome. This service will be led by the Rev. David Johnson, on the theme of Hymns and Ministry. Rev. Johnson serves as interim minister at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, and as advisor to the UU students at Andover Newton. Come reap the benefits of his experience and his knowledge of UU history and hymnody. And invite your friends!

The UU Worship schedule is available on the ANTS website at www.ants.edu.

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)

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Worship Service: TONIGHT
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Please join Professor Burrows and friends this evening for Compline. We will gather in the Meeting House and begin at 9:05PM.
All are welcome to come to chant the psalms and end this day with peaceful reflection.

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Orphaned Coffee Mugs
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I have a growing collection (now 2) of orphaned thermal coffee mugs - one (brushed stainless steel & black plastic) was left in my office at the end of last week; the second (red & black plastic, OXO by name) I found this afternoon on the Quad.
They're quiet at the moment, but if I end up having to wash their mouths out with soap I may consider them mine...

David Ames

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REVIEW
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SA Meeting November 7, 2006 CANCELLED
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Some additional work is needed on the SA budget and a few other things. We are cancelling the SA Meeting for Tuesday, November 7th, because of this.

Also, The old SA Exec Yahoo email is being deleted on December 1, 2006. Please do not send anything to the saexec@yahoogroups.com email. Please use the SA@ants.edu or SAExec@ants.edu email addresses instead.

Thank you,
Len Hayward
SA President

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Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
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Members of the Peace Fellowship at ANTS are inviting you to participate in a Fast as a communal act of conscience against all forms of violence in our world today.

Please consider whether or not you would be interested in acting with us, whether it be for two hours or twenty-four hours, all are welcome.

Whether or not you are participating, we will be gathering at the Peace Pole on the ANTS Quad on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and ending at 6:00pm on Wednesday at the Peace Pole.

We invite all members of the ANTS community the opportunity to hold in prayer those participating in the Fast as well as the opportunity to offer up prayers, as you feel led, so that we may help bring peace and justice to our suffering world as one community. If you so desire, please fill out and tear off a prayer slip(s) (attached) and bring them to the start of the Fast on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at the Peace Pole. These Prayer Requests will then be distributed to the participants of the Fast so that they may pray over them and lift them up to the Lord during our time of self-sacrifice.

Matt 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

-----------------------------------------
Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
-----------------------------------------
Come find out about AAPC

(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)

Thursday, November 9, 2006, noon – 2:00 p.m.

The Greene Room, Dabney Hall

Bring a bag lunch

For more info, contact the Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert

603-224-1162, or lmtigert@verizon.net

---------------------------------------------------------------
Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
---------------------------------------------------------------
October 2006-January 2007
in the Meetinghouse

New Paintings from Recent
Artists-in-Residence at Andover Newton

Douglas Purnell
“Singing the Silences”

and

Wesley Campbell
“Grief 2006”

The paintings shown in this exhibit are recent acquisitions of Andover Newton Theological School, the new work of visiting artists Douglas Purnell and Wesley Campbell. In style and form, these painters from “down under” approach their medium from widely differing points of view. More information will be available soon on the Web site.

--------------------------------------
Winterim Commuter Housing
--------------------------------------

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

--------------------------------------------------
Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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.

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

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

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

In this message:

NEW

- Veterans' Day Holiday - Friday, Nov. 10
- Weight Watchers at ANTS

REVIEW

- Student Loan Information Sessions
- Orphaned Coffee Mugs
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! -
Nov. 1-30

--------------------------------
Veterans' Day Holiday - Friday, Nov. 10
--------------------------------
The school offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10.

Classes will be in session.

The Library will be open from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

--------------------------------
Weight Watchers at ANTS
--------------------------------
An Invitation for all Students, Staff and Faculty

Hi,

There are a few of the staff at ANTS that would like to have Weight
Watchers come to the "Hill" to help us with our growing problem. At this
age it is no longer "baby fat" and I do not expect a growth spurt any
time soon.

So if you would like to make the Hill lighter, please e-mail me as we
will need a head count before they commit to coming to us.

Thanks,
Mary McKearney (Gifts and Records)
mmckearney@ants.edu

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

----------------------------------------------
Student Loan Information Sessions
----------------------------------------------

Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the sessions
in order to receive a spring loan payment.

----------------------------
Orphaned Coffee Mugs
----------------------------

I have a growing collection (now 2) of orphaned thermal coffee mugs -
one (brushed stainless steel & black plastic) was left in my office at
the end of last week; the second (red & black plastic, OXO by name) I
found this afternoon on the Quad.
They're quiet at the moment, but if I end up having to wash their mouths
out with soap I may consider them mine...

David Ames

--------------------------------------
Winterim Commuter Housing
--------------------------------------

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the
Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a
form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick
up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience -
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

--------------------------------------------------
Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov.
1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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.

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

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

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

In this message:

NEW

- Student Loan Information Sessions

REVIEW

- UU Worship This Week
- Orphaned Coffee Mugs
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! -
Nov. 1-30
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9

----------------------------------------------
Student Loan Information Sessions
----------------------------------------------

Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the sessions
in order to receive a spring loan payment.

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

--------------------
UU Worship This Week
--------------------

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our Unitarian Universalist worship this coming Thursday (November 9)
will take place in the Meetinghouse at 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome. This
service will be led by the Rev. David Johnson, on the theme of Hymns and
Ministry. Rev. Johnson serves as interim minister at the Unitarian
Church of Marlborough and Hudson, and as advisor to the UU students at
Andover Newton. Come reap the benefits of his experience and his
knowledge of UU history and hymnody. And invite your friends!

The UU Worship schedule is available on the ANTS website at
www.ants.edu.

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)

----------------------------
Orphaned Coffee Mugs
----------------------------

I have a growing collection (now 2) of orphaned thermal coffee mugs -
one (brushed stainless steel & black plastic) was left in my office at
the end of last week; the second (red & black plastic, OXO by name) I
found this afternoon on the Quad.
They're quiet at the moment, but if I end up having to wash their mouths
out with soap I may consider them mine...

David Ames

--------------------------------------
Winterim Commuter Housing
--------------------------------------

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the
Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a
form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick
up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience -
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

--------------------------------------------------
Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov.
1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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.

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

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

Monday, November 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday November 6, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - TONIGHT
- SA Meeting November 7, 2006 CANCELLED, Old Email Being Deleted
- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study Tonight

REVIEW

- New Administrative Assistant to the Faculty
- Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov. 10-12
- Important Academic Announcement 2006-2007
- Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
- Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
- Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9

---------------------------------------------
Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - TONIGHT
---------------------------------------------
Davis Hall 201
9pm

Join us for the Doctor's most exciting adventure yet! An old foe is backand bent on exterminating the entire human race. But will the Doctor have to become evil to fight evil, or is there another way?
All are welcome.

---------------------------------
SA Meeting November 7, 2006 CANCELLED
---------------------------------

Some additional work is needed on the SA budget and a few other things. We are cancelling the SA Meeting for Tuesday, November 7th, because of this.

Also, The old SA Exec Yahoo email is being deleted on December 1, 2006. Please do not send anything to the saexec@yahoogroups.com email. Please use the SA@ants.edu or SAExec@ants.edu email addresses instead.

Thank you,
Len Hayward
SA President

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Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study Tonight
-------------------------------------------
5pm, Small Dining Hall

Join us for prayer and study of the book of Isaiah over dinner.

Refresh your mind and spirit. All are welcome.

"If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Philippians 2.1-3

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

---------------------------------
New Administrative Assistant to the Faculty
---------------------------------

The Dean is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Shaw as Administrative Assistant to the Faculty. Many of you will already know Jennifer from her time in the Housing Office, and from her work in the President's Office assisting Rose with the impending fucused visit from ATS and NEASC.

Jennifer begins her duties on the first floor of Worcester on Monday - please stop in and welcome her!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov. 10-12
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
November 10-12, Friday 1-7, Saturday 8:30-6 and Sunday 1-7 with optional Saturday dinner and program

Don't miss this event!!! You will leave with skills and practices that you will want to take with you wherever you go in furthering peacebuilding in our world. Nonviolence isn't simply a tactic, it is a way of life we learn in order to live toward the Beloved Community. It is not too late to register. $100 for the weekend includes the book "Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living" This is an opportunity to learn from Ken Butigan, nationally known, teacher of Nonviolence. You can find registration form on the ants webpage or on the table on the 3rd floor of Worcester Hall.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/111006nonviolence.htm

------------------------------------------
Important Academic Announcement 2006-2007
------------------------------------------

For questions about required courses, waivers and substitutions, please contact your academic advisors and the department chairpersons noted below.

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Prof. Mobley

New Testament Prof. Wan

History of Christianity Prof. Burrows

Theology Prof. Heim

Ethics Prof. Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Prof. Boulton

Field Education Prof. Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Prof. Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Prof. Gill-Austern
Congregational Life Prof. Drummond

World Christianity Prof. Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Dean Herzog

If additional questions arise, you can discuss your academic programs with the directors of programs as follows:

MDiv – Prof. Heim

MA – Prof. Gill-Austern

STM – Prof. Jeyaraj

DMin – Prof. Thornton (fall), Prof. Drummond (spring)

Faculty members overseeing the Renewal Areas are:

FHSP – Prof. Gill-Austern

GCIM – Prof. Jeyaraj

TMPL – Prof. Dixon

WOTA – Prof. Burrows.

Any additional questions can be referred to Dean Herzog

Faculty Members on Sabbatical Leave in 2006 – 2007

Full Year Fall Spring

Prof. Pazmi*o Prof. Taylor Prof. Nordbeck

Prof. Valentin Prof. Thornton

A strong corps of adjunct faculty support the teaching of courses and the Dean’s Team are always available to assist you!

-----------------------------------------------------------
Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
-----------------------------------------------------------

Members of the Peace Fellowship at ANTS are inviting you to participate in a Fast as a communal act of conscience against all forms of violence in our world today.

Please consider whether or not you would be interested in acting with us, whether it be for two hours or twenty-four hours, all are welcome.

Whether or not you are participating, we will be gathering at the Peace Pole on the ANTS Quad on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and ending at 6:00pm on Wednesday at the Peace Pole.

We invite all members of the ANTS community the opportunity to hold in prayer those participating in the Fast as well as the opportunity to offer up prayers, as you feel led, so that we may help bring peace and justice to our suffering world as one community. If you so desire, please fill out and tear off a prayer slip(s) (attached) and bring them to the start of the Fast on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at the Peace Pole. These Prayer Requests will then be distributed to the participants of the Fast so that they may pray over them and lift them up to the Lord during our time of self-sacrifice.

Matt 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

-----------------------------------------
Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
-----------------------------------------
Come find out about AAPC

(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)

Thursday, November 9, 2006, noon – 2:00 p.m.

The Greene Room, Dabney Hall

Bring a bag lunch

For more info, contact the Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert

603-224-1162, or lmtigert@verizon.net

---------------------------------------------------------------
Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
---------------------------------------------------------------
October 2006-January 2007
in the Meetinghouse

New Paintings from Recent
Artists-in-Residence at Andover Newton

Douglas Purnell
“Singing the Silences”

and

Wesley Campbell
“Grief 2006”

The paintings shown in this exhibit are recent acquisitions of Andover Newton Theological School, the new work of visiting artists Douglas Purnell and Wesley Campbell. In style and form, these painters from “down under” approach their medium from widely differing points of view. More information will be available soon on the Web site.

--------------------------------------
Winterim Commuter Housing
--------------------------------------

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

--------------------------------------------------
Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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.

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

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

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

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Annual Shoebox Ministry to the Homeless - Starts October 25
Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30

Monday:
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study - Mondays

Tuesday:
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
- SA Meeting November 7, 2006
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays, Nov. 7
- Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship - Nov. 8
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays

Thursday:
- Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile - November 9
- Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation - November 9
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night

Friday - Sunday:
- Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov. 10-12

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2006 Shoebox Ministry for the Homeless
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October 25 - Dec. 21

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.

Contact:
Rev. Toni DiPina
metrepwar@prodigy.net

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/102506shoebox.htm

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Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
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October 2006-January 2007
in the Meetinghouse

New Paintings from Recent
Artists-in-Residence at Andover Newton

Douglas Purnell
“Singing the Silences”

and

Wesley Campbell
“Grief 2006”

The paintings shown in this exhibit are recent acquisitions of Andover Newton Theological School, the new work of visiting artists Douglas Purnell and Wesley Campbell. In style and form, these painters from “down under” approach their medium from widely differing points of view. More information will be available soon on the Web site.

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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 (no more than 30-60 seconds) 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.

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.

More information and contest rules:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/113006video.htm

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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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Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study - Mondays
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5:00-5:50pm in the Small Dining Hall

The Evangelical Fellowship at ANTS cordially invites you to a weeklyBible study on Monday evenings. Refresh your mind and strengthen your walk with God with reading and prayer over dinner. All are welcome to attend. Also, please login to ANTS Connect and join our Fellowship group for announcements, events, and discussion.

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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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SA Meeting November 7, 2006
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

The new SA budget will be reviewed.

Please submit any other agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, November 5th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

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Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays, Nov. 7
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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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Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
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Members of the Peace Fellowship at ANTS are inviting you to participate in a Fast as a communal act of conscience against all forms of violence in our world today.

Please consider whether or not you would be interested in acting with us, whether it be for two hours or twenty-four hours, all are welcome.

Whether or not you are participating, we will be gathering at the Peace Pole on the ANTS Quad on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and ending at 6:00pm on Wednesday at the Peace Pole.

We invite all members of the ANTS community the opportunity to hold in prayer those participating in the Fast as well as the opportunity to offer up prayers, as you feel led, so that we may help bring peace and justice to our suffering world as one community. If you so desire, please fill out and tear off a prayer slip(s) (attached) and bring them to the start of the Fast on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at the Peace Pole. These Prayer Requests will then be distributed to the participants of the Fast so that they may pray over them and lift them up to the Lord during our time of self-sacrifice.

Matt 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

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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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Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
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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 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
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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, Nov. 8
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Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.
Worship leader: Greg Mobley

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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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Entering the Search Process: Preparing Your Ministerial Profile - November 9
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November 9, 2006
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

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

- 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

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

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Pastoral Counseling as a Vocation - November 9
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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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UU Worship - Thursday, Nov. 9
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse
November 9: Rev. David Johnson

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Thursday Art Night - Nov. 9
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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.
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)

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Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov. 10-12
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November 10-12, Friday 1-7, Saturday 8:30-6 and Sunday 1-7 with optional Saturday dinner and program

Don't miss this event!!! You will leave with skills and practices that you will want to take with you wherever you go in furthering peacebuilding in our world. Nonviolence isn't simply a tactic, it is a way of life we learn in order to live toward the Beloved Community. It is not too late to register. $100 for the weekend includes the book "Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living" This is an opportunity to learn from Ken Butigan, nationally known, teacher of Nonviolence. You can find registration form on the ants webpage or on the table on the 3rd floor of Worcester Hall.

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

Friday, November 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News November 3, 2006 - EVENTS BOARD

In this message

- Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter
- SAVE THE DATE! January 25, 2007
- John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming SAVE THE DATE!
- "Voices of Men" Sexual assault Presentation - Nov. 17
- "TAKE BACK YOUR TIME" DAY
- Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker - November 5
- SOUL AT WORK: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS - Nov. 7 and 11

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Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter
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January 17, 2007

During this day colleagues - clergy and lay - will
gather to reflect on the texts of Lent and will explore
various ways in which to engage the congregation in
the themes of the Lenten season.For all the details - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=7nhujzbab.0.c74nbzbab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0212&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macucc.org%2Fpep%2FUpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm%23creative

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SAVE THE DATE! January 25, 2007
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a gathering of Senior and Associate Teams

Save the date of January 25, 2007 for an event for
multiple staff teams serving congregations in the
Massachusetts Conference, UCC. The event will
begin with registration at 9:30AM and continue until
3:00PM in Edwards House at the Framingham
Conference Center. The focus for this gathering
will be on building relationships of trust using
appreciative inquiry as an effective tool.

The Revs. Patricia Hayes and Larry Peers, will be
the facilitators for this gathering. Patricia is currently
serving as Senior Minister at Christ Congregational
Church in Brockton. Prior to her call
to Brockton, Patricia worked for six years as a
consultant for The Alban Institute, developing the
seminar “Building Healthy Staff Teams” based on her
work with staff teams around the country. She has
served in a variety of roles on staff teams, and looks
forward to mutual conversations on the topic.
Larry is currently the Associate for Pastoral
Development in
the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program and an
Alban Consultant.
Look for more info coming
soon!

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John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming SAVE THE DATE!
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February 9 and 10, 2007

Clergy and church educators come hear John and
Caroline Westerhoff! Join us for a welcoming
reception, booksigning and presentation on Friday
Feb. 9th as well as for a day of presentations and
small group work on Feb. 10th. The topics will
include: The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and
Educator, Living into Our Baptism, and The
Making of Christians: Formation, Education, and
Instruction.More details! - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=7nhujzbab.0.whpzpzbab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0212&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macucc.org%2Fpep%2FUpcomingPEPeventinformation.htm%23Westerhoff

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"Voices of Men" Sexual assault Presentation - Nov. 17
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"Voices of Men," an entertaining and informative multi-media play
that addresses sexual assault, date rape, dating violence, domestic
violence, sexual harassment and the objectification of women, will be
presented Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 pm at First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster
St. in Littleton, Mass. Admission $10 adults, $8 students/seniors in advance, $2more at the door.

Humor, celebrity impressions, and video clips illustrate these topics
in a light-hearted way that promote learning and understanding. The
show gently raises awareness of our cultural attitudes towards
violence against women.

We encourage educators and students to attend, and urge them to host
"Voices of Men" at an assembly at their school to bring the show to
young adults. Our goal is to raise awareness about how violence
against women is perpetuated, and to eradicate it through education.

Join us for an entertaining, informative and sobering reflection on
violence against women through popular films and the talents of an
actor/activist who has worked to end violence against women since
1991.

About the author/actor:
Ben Atherton-Zeman is a spokesperson for the National Organization for
Men Against Sexism and a speaker on violence prevention. He has
presented in 35 states, Canada, China and the Czech Republic. Since
1991, Ben has worked in preventative education for rape crisis
centers, domestic violence programs, and state coalitions. Visit
www.voicesofmen.org.

For more information and tickets, contact Susan Tordella,
978-846-2811, susan.tordella@gmail.com.

DIRECTIONS:
From I-495 North, take Exit 30 (Route 2A, Littleton/Ayer). Turn right
off the ramp onto Route 2A East and continue about 3/10 of a mile to
Rogers Street, then turn right. The church is right around the corner.
Parking is available on the street and in the town lot directly
opposite the church. The building is accessible to the handicapped.
Telephone number: (978) 486-3044

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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 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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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, November 3, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- New Administrative Assistant to the Faculty
- Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov. 10-12

REVIEW

- Important Academic Announcement 2006-2007
- Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
- SA Meeting November 7, 2006
- Please Remove Your "Free Books" from Sturtevant
- Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
- Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
- "There’s a Meeting Here Tonight!" - Nov. 18
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- MCC Disabilities Network Conference
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
- Art as Spiritual Practice
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9

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New Administrative Assistant to the Faculty
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The Dean is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Shaw as Administrative Assistant to the Faculty. Many of you will already know Jennifer from her time in the Housing Office, and from her work in the President's Office assisting Rose with the impending fucused visit from ATS and NEASC.

Jennifer begins her duties on the first floor of Worcester on Monday - please stop in and welcome her!

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Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov. 10-12
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November 10-12, Friday 1-7, Saturday 8:30-6 and Sunday 1-7 with optional Saturday dinner and program

Don't miss this event!!! You will leave with skills and practices that you will want to take with you wherever you go in furthering peacebuilding in our world. Nonviolence isn't simply a tactic, it is a way of life we learn in order to live toward the Beloved Community. It is not too late to register. $100 for the weekend includes the book "Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living" This is an opportunity to learn from Ken Butigan, nationally known, teacher of Nonviolence. You can find registration form on the ants webpage or on the table on the 3rd floor of Worcester Hall.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/111006nonviolence.htm

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REVIEW
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Important Academic Announcement 2006-2007
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For questions about required courses, waivers and substitutions, please contact your academic advisors and the department chairpersons noted below.

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Prof. Mobley

New Testament Prof. Wan

History of Christianity Prof. Burrows

Theology Prof. Heim

Ethics Prof. Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Prof. Boulton

Field Education Prof. Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Prof. Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Prof. Gill-Austern
Congregational Life Prof. Drummond

World Christianity Prof. Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Dean Herzog

If additional questions arise, you can discuss your academic programs with the directors of programs as follows:

MDiv – Prof. Heim

MA – Prof. Gill-Austern

STM – Prof. Jeyaraj

DMin – Prof. Thornton (fall), Prof. Drummond (spring)

Faculty members overseeing the Renewal Areas are:

FHSP – Prof. Gill-Austern

GCIM – Prof. Jeyaraj

TMPL – Prof. Dixon

WOTA – Prof. Burrows.

Any additional questions can be referred to Dean Herzog

Faculty Members on Sabbatical Leave in 2006 – 2007

Full Year Fall Spring

Prof. Pazmi*o Prof. Taylor Prof. Nordbeck

Prof. Valentin Prof. Thornton

A strong corps of adjunct faculty support the teaching of courses and the Dean’s Team are always available to assist you!

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Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
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Members of the Peace Fellowship at ANTS are inviting you to participate in a Fast as a communal act of conscience against all forms of violence in our world today.

Please consider whether or not you would be interested in acting with us, whether it be for two hours or twenty-four hours, all are welcome.

Whether or not you are participating, we will be gathering at the Peace Pole on the ANTS Quad on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and ending at 6:00pm on Wednesday at the Peace Pole.

We invite all members of the ANTS community the opportunity to hold in prayer those participating in the Fast as well as the opportunity to offer up prayers, as you feel led, so that we may help bring peace and justice to our suffering world as one community. If you so desire, please fill out and tear off a prayer slip(s) (attached) and bring them to the start of the Fast on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at the Peace Pole. These Prayer Requests will then be distributed to the participants of the Fast so that they may pray over them and lift them up to the Lord during our time of self-sacrifice.

Matt 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

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SA Meeting November 7, 2006
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

The new SA budget will be reviewed.

Please submit any other agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, November 5th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Please Remove Your "Free Books" from Sturtevant
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A box of "Free Books" has been placed in the Student Lounge in Sturtevant. Will whoever put them there, please remove them.

The Student Lounge is NOT a dumping ground for unwanted books, furniture or other items. When such items appear, we are forced to take time out of our busy schedules to go to the trouble of discarding them properly.

If you want to give away or sell something, please use the "Classifieds" bulletin board on the "Campus Life" page in ANTS Connect.

Thank you,
The SA Exec

Interested in Pastoral Counseling as Ministry?

Want to deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in

Pastoral Care/Counseling?


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Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
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Come find out about AAPC

(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)

Thursday, November 9, 2006, noon – 2:00 p.m.

The Greene Room, Dabney Hall

Bring a bag lunch

For more info, contact the Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert

603-224-1162, or lmtigert@verizon.net

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Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
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October 2006-January 2007
in the Meetinghouse

New Paintings from Recent
Artists-in-Residence at Andover Newton

Douglas Purnell
“Singing the Silences”

and

Wesley Campbell
“Grief 2006”

The paintings shown in this exhibit are recent acquisitions of Andover Newton Theological School, the new work of visiting artists Douglas Purnell and Wesley Campbell. In style and form, these painters from “down under” approach their medium from widely differing points of view. More information will be available soon on the Web site.

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There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
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Sponsored by Worship, Theology and the Arts

Saturday, November 18, 2006
7:30 pm
First Baptist Church in Newton

There's a Meeting Here Tonight!
A Production of Revels Circle of Song

The well known traveling singing troupe of the 19th century, the Hutchinson Family Singers of New Hampshire sang for concert audiences and appeared at Abolition and Women’s Suffrage rallies.
“There is a Meeting Here Tonight” recreates a reunion after the Civil War where family members reminisce about their experiences. The cast of characters includes P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.

Ticket Prices
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at door
Children 6-16: $5 in advance, $7 at door
Pre-paid tickets will be held at the door

More info and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/111806hutchinson.pdf

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Winterim Commuter Housing
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New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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MCC Disabilities Network Conference
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This year's Ecumenical Disabilities Network Conference will be held at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church on Sat. Nov. 18, 2006 from 10-3 pm.

The conference is sponsored annually by the Massachusetts Council of Churches and the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. We hope that a Saturday conference (with lunch) will make it possible for more people to attend, especially those who prefer to drive during daylight hours. The conference draws persons with disabilities and those who advocate for their needs from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

This year the MCC and the RISCC think it is important to focus on "Pandemic Flu Preparedness among special populations, such as persons with disabilities". This spring there were state and regional conferences for clergy, hospital administrators, public school superintendents, police, fire, social workers, etc. to assist in the development of coordinated plans for a disaster, such as Pandemic flu, but also in the event of a terrorist attack or a natural disaster. These conferences were held nationally and coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state Department's of Public Health.

Our guest speaker at the conference will be Cheryl Bushnell, MS, RN, Center for Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She will provide us with information on how persons with disabilities and their advocates should be planning for emergencies. We are grateful and excited to have Cheryl as our guest speaker. Please attend!

The Disability Network will also present its annual Allen Gund Disability Ministry Recognition Award to recognize and affirm individuals, congregations, and ecumenical bodies whose commitment and efforts are furthering the vision of inclusive churches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Criteria for the award are found on the MCC website

http://www.masscouncilofchurches.org/docs/DisabilityNetwork.htm

The individual or congregation nominated will have made a substantial contribution to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the life of the church, for example, by teaching/ preaching a theology of inclusion; by fostering an attitude of welcome for all; by making facilities, worship, and church activities physically accessible to all; by involving people with disabilities in the life and leadership of the church; or by involving the church in advocacy for people with disabilities in the community and larger society. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have been involved in ecumenical initiatives toward the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Nominations must be received by November 1, 2006, at The Massachusetts Council of Churches, 14 Beacon St., Rm. 416, Boston, MA 02108. Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.masscouncilofchurches.org, or call (617) 523-2771 to receive one by mail.

The Rev. Dr. Carol M. Flett
Adjunct Associate Director
Massachusetts Council of Churches
617-523-2771

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Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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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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

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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

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

Thursday, November 02, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 2, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Important Academic Announcement 2006-2007
- Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
- SA Meeting November 7, 2006
- Shoebox Ministry Update
- Please Remove Your "Free Books" from Sturtevant
- Pastoral Counseling as Ministry

REVIEW

- Do You Speak Swedish?
- Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
- "There’s a Meeting Here Tonight!" - Nov. 18
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- MCC Disabilities Network Conference
- Seminarians For Workers Justice - Get Out the Vote on Question 3
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
- Art as Spiritual Practice
- Funny Book Draft Available for Editing
- Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI - Nov. 5
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
- Community Art Sale

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Important Academic Announcement 2006-2007
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For questions about required courses, waivers and substitutions, please contact your academic advisors and the department chairpersons noted below.

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Prof. Mobley

New Testament Prof. Wan

History of Christianity Prof. Burrows

Theology Prof. Heim

Ethics Prof. Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Prof. Boulton

Field Education Prof. Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Prof. Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Prof. Gill-Austern
Congregational Life Prof. Drummond

World Christianity Prof. Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Dean Herzog

If additional questions arise, you can discuss your academic programs with the directors of programs as follows:

MDiv – Prof. Heim

MA – Prof. Gill-Austern

STM – Prof. Jeyaraj

DMin – Prof. Thornton (fall), Prof. Drummond (spring)

Faculty members overseeing the Renewal Areas are:

FHSP – Prof. Gill-Austern

GCIM – Prof. Jeyaraj

TMPL – Prof. Dixon

WOTA – Prof. Burrows.

Any additional questions can be referred to Dean Herzog

Faculty Members on Sabbatical Leave in 2006 – 2007

Full Year Fall Spring

Prof. Pazmi*o Prof. Taylor Prof. Nordbeck

Prof. Valentin Prof. Thornton

A strong corps of adjunct faculty support the teaching of courses and the Dean’s Team are always available to assist you!

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Witnessing Peace through Fasting - November 7th and 8th
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Members of the Peace Fellowship at ANTS are inviting you to participate in a Fast as a communal act of conscience against all forms of violence in our world today.

Please consider whether or not you would be interested in acting with us, whether it be for two hours or twenty-four hours, all are welcome.

Whether or not you are participating, we will be gathering at the Peace Pole on the ANTS Quad on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and ending at 6:00pm on Wednesday at the Peace Pole.

We invite all members of the ANTS community the opportunity to hold in prayer those participating in the Fast as well as the opportunity to offer up prayers, as you feel led, so that we may help bring peace and justice to our suffering world as one community. If you so desire, please fill out and tear off a prayer slip(s) (attached) and bring them to the start of the Fast on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at the Peace Pole. These Prayer Requests will then be distributed to the participants of the Fast so that they may pray over them and lift them up to the Lord during our time of self-sacrifice.

Matt 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

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SA Meeting November 7, 2006
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

The new SA budget will be reviewed.

Please submit any other agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, November 5th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Shoebox Ministry Update
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Hi all,

The first shoeboxes for this year's Annual Ministry for the local homeless have arrived. They were blessed after this week's wonderful Saint's Day Chapel service by Nick Carter and Nancy Nienhuis. Our seminary is off to a good start and in order to meet our school's goal of 500 boxes we will need you all to take this ministry back into your communities of faith, among your families, and to your friends so they can also build a spiritual community with those who are less fortunate. Another great tradition you all can begin is putting boxes together with young members of your families after the Thanksgiving meal. What a great way to spiritually prepare for the Holiday season! Many of the shoebox items can be purchased for under twenty dollars at dollar stores.

Homeless facts: Did you know that 75% of the homeless population have graduated out of foster care or have spent some significant time in the foster-care system during their lives? Did you know that a significant percentage of these same numbers of homeless people are veterans as well as past foster kids? The homeless are your neighbors; they are Americans without houses but America is their home! So let's try to help them in this very small way because chances are they have helped us all in a larger way at some point in their lives.

Keep those shoeboxes coming and may God bless you!

Peace
Baptist Fellowship

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Please Remove Your "Free Books" from Sturtevant
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A box of "Free Books" has been placed in the Student Lounge in Sturtevant. Will whoever put them there, please remove them.

The Student Lounge is NOT a dumping ground for unwanted books, furniture or other items. When such items appear, we are forced to take time out of our busy schedules to go to the trouble of discarding them properly.

If you want to give away or sell something, please use the "Classifieds" bulletin board on the "Campus Life" page in ANTS Connect.

Thank you,
The SA Exec

Interested in Pastoral Counseling as Ministry?

Want to deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in

Pastoral Care/Counseling?


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Pastoral Counseling as Ministry
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Come find out about AAPC

(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)

Thursday, November 9, 2006, noon – 2:00 p.m.

The Greene Room, Dabney Hall

Bring a bag lunch

For more info, contact the Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert

603-224-1162, or lmtigert@verizon.net


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

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Do You Speak Swedish?
----------------------------------

In my field ed site, an extended care facility, we are studying the
celebration of Christmas in many lands. One of my congregants is from Sweden
and asked to include Swedish hymns and carols in her native language. Now
that she is in her 80's, she doesn't remember them as well as she used to.
Can you help? If anyone speaks or knows of a native speaker of Swedish
church music, please contact me so that I may gather choral selections for
our upcoming worship. Thank you, Sherry Thomas. sthomas2@ants.edu.

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Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
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October 2006-January 2007
in the Meetinghouse

New Paintings from Recent
Artists-in-Residence at Andover Newton

Douglas Purnell
“Singing the Silences”

and

Wesley Campbell
“Grief 2006”

The paintings shown in this exhibit are recent acquisitions of Andover Newton Theological School, the new work of visiting artists Douglas Purnell and Wesley Campbell. In style and form, these painters from “down under” approach their medium from widely differing points of view. More information will be available soon on the Web site.

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There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
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Sponsored by Worship, Theology and the Arts

Saturday, November 18, 2006
7:30 pm
First Baptist Church in Newton

There's a Meeting Here Tonight!
A Production of Revels Circle of Song

The well known traveling singing troupe of the 19th century, the Hutchinson Family Singers of New Hampshire sang for concert audiences and appeared at Abolition and Women’s Suffrage rallies.
“There is a Meeting Here Tonight” recreates a reunion after the Civil War where family members reminisce about their experiences. The cast of characters includes P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.

Ticket Prices
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at door
Children 6-16: $5 in advance, $7 at door
Pre-paid tickets will be held at the door

More info and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/111806hutchinson.pdf

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Winterim Commuter Housing
--------------------------------------

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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MCC Disabilities Network Conference
-----------------------------------
This year's Ecumenical Disabilities Network Conference will be held at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church on Sat. Nov. 18, 2006 from 10-3 pm.

The conference is sponsored annually by the Massachusetts Council of Churches and the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. We hope that a Saturday conference (with lunch) will make it possible for more people to attend, especially those who prefer to drive during daylight hours. The conference draws persons with disabilities and those who advocate for their needs from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

This year the MCC and the RISCC think it is important to focus on "Pandemic Flu Preparedness among special populations, such as persons with disabilities". This spring there were state and regional conferences for clergy, hospital administrators, public school superintendents, police, fire, social workers, etc. to assist in the development of coordinated plans for a disaster, such as Pandemic flu, but also in the event of a terrorist attack or a natural disaster. These conferences were held nationally and coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state Department's of Public Health.

Our guest speaker at the conference will be Cheryl Bushnell, MS, RN, Center for Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She will provide us with information on how persons with disabilities and their advocates should be planning for emergencies. We are grateful and excited to have Cheryl as our guest speaker. Please attend!

The Disability Network will also present its annual Allen Gund Disability Ministry Recognition Award to recognize and affirm individuals, congregations, and ecumenical bodies whose commitment and efforts are furthering the vision of inclusive churches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Criteria for the award are found on the MCC website

http://www.masscouncilofchurches.org/docs/DisabilityNetwork.htm

The individual or congregation nominated will have made a substantial contribution to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the life of the church, for example, by teaching/ preaching a theology of inclusion; by fostering an attitude of welcome for all; by making facilities, worship, and church activities physically accessible to all; by involving people with disabilities in the life and leadership of the church; or by involving the church in advocacy for people with disabilities in the community and larger society. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have been involved in ecumenical initiatives toward the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Nominations must be received by November 1, 2006, at The Massachusetts Council of Churches, 14 Beacon St., Rm. 416, Boston, MA 02108. Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.masscouncilofchurches.org, or call (617) 523-2771 to receive one by mail.

The Rev. Dr. Carol M. Flett
Adjunct Associate Director
Massachusetts Council of Churches
617-523-2771

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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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Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
--------------------------------------------------
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.

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

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

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, November 1, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Do You Speak Swedish?
- Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
- "There’s a Meeting Here Tonight!" - Nov. 18
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- MCC Disabilities Network Conference

REVIEW

- Seminarians For Workers Justice - Get Out the Vote on Question 3
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
- Art as Spiritual Practice
- 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
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Begins November 9
- Community Art Sale

----------------------------------
Do You Speak Swedish?
----------------------------------

In my field ed site, an extended care facility, we are studying the
celebration of Christmas in many lands. One of my congregants is from Sweden
and asked to include Swedish hymns and carols in her native language. Now
that she is in her 80's, she doesn't remember them as well as she used to.
Can you help? If anyone speaks or knows of a native speaker of Swedish
church music, please contact me so that I may gather choral selections for
our upcoming worship. Thank you, Sherry Thomas. sthomas2@ants.edu.

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Art Exhibit: Views from "Down Under" - October 2006 - January 2007
---------------------------------------------------------------
October 2006-January 2007
in the Meetinghouse

New Paintings from Recent
Artists-in-Residence at Andover Newton

Douglas Purnell
“Singing the Silences”

and

Wesley Campbell
“Grief 2006”

The paintings shown in this exhibit are recent acquisitions of Andover Newton Theological School, the new work of visiting artists Douglas Purnell and Wesley Campbell. In style and form, these painters from “down under” approach their medium from widely differing points of view. More information will be available soon on the Web site.
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There’s a Meeting Here Tonight! - Nov. 18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sponsored by Worship, Theology and the Arts

Saturday, November 18, 2006
7:30 pm
First Baptist Church in Newton

There's a Meeting Here Tonight!
A Production of Revels Circle of Song

The well known traveling singing troupe of the 19th century, the Hutchinson Family Singers of New Hampshire sang for concert audiences and appeared at Abolition and Women’s Suffrage rallies.
“There is a Meeting Here Tonight” recreates a reunion after the Civil War where family members reminisce about their experiences. The cast of characters includes P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.

Ticket Prices
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at door
Children 6-16: $5 in advance, $7 at door
Pre-paid tickets will be held at the door

More info and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/111806hutchinson.pdf

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Winterim Commuter Housing
--------------------------------------

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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MCC Disabilities Network Conference
-----------------------------------
This year's Ecumenical Disabilities Network Conference will be held at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church on Sat. Nov. 18, 2006 from 10-3 pm.

The conference is sponsored annually by the Massachusetts Council of Churches and the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. We hope that a Saturday conference (with lunch) will make it possible for more people to attend, especially those who prefer to drive during daylight hours. The conference draws persons with disabilities and those who advocate for their needs from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

This year the MCC and the RISCC think it is important to focus on "Pandemic Flu Preparedness among special populations, such as persons with disabilities". This spring there were state and regional conferences for clergy, hospital administrators, public school superintendents, police, fire, social workers, etc. to assist in the development of coordinated plans for a disaster, such as Pandemic flu, but also in the event of a terrorist attack or a natural disaster. These conferences were held nationally and coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state Department's of Public Health.

Our guest speaker at the conference will be Cheryl Bushnell, MS, RN, Center for Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She will provide us with information on how persons with disabilities and their advocates should be planning for emergencies. We are grateful and excited to have Cheryl as our guest speaker. Please attend!

The Disability Network will also present its annual Allen Gund Disability Ministry Recognition Award to recognize and affirm individuals, congregations, and ecumenical bodies whose commitment and efforts are furthering the vision of inclusive churches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Criteria for the award are found on the MCC website

http://www.masscouncilofchurches.org/docs/DisabilityNetwork.htm

The individual or congregation nominated will have made a substantial contribution to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the life of the church, for example, by teaching/ preaching a theology of inclusion; by fostering an attitude of welcome for all; by making facilities, worship, and church activities physically accessible to all; by involving people with disabilities in the life and leadership of the church; or by involving the church in advocacy for people with disabilities in the community and larger society. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have been involved in ecumenical initiatives toward the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Nominations must be received by November 1, 2006, at The Massachusetts Council of Churches, 14 Beacon St., Rm. 416, Boston, MA 02108. Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.masscouncilofchurches.org, or call (617) 523-2771 to receive one by mail.

The Rev. Dr. Carol M. Flett
Adjunct Associate Director
Massachusetts Council of Churches
617-523-2771

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

ANTS Student E-News - SPECIAL - Today is All Saints Day!

Today is All Saints Day!

A warm invitation to you all for today's annual "All Saints Day"
service, this year in the Meetinghouse (1 p.m.). We will be welcoming
jazz musicians Willie Sordillo and John Hamilton, dancer Dana Mann, and
the ANTS choir with Burns Stanfield.

Join us for this special occasion, as we remember with song and prayer,
word and silence, those who have been witnesses to the radical gift that
the apostle Paul simply called "hope."

Mark

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Dr. Mark S. Burrows
Professor of the History of Christianity
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

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