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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

NOTE: This will be the last Student E-News from Karen and Jason until January 2... really! ;-)

In this message
- Holiday Greetings
- A Cure for Budget Woes
- CORRECTION: ANTS Connect and E-Mail Unavailable - Dec. 28-29
- Bookstore Winter Hours - CORRECTED
- Spring Courses Closed
- New Jobs on the Web Site

REVIEW
- Power Shut Down on Friday, Dec. 29
- Library Schedule for Christmas Break
- Offices Closed for Holiday
- Registrar Office Hours for Christmas Break
- E-News to Go On Vacation
- An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20

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Holiday Greetings!
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To wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we are sending you a special holiday video greeting. To view the video, visit one of the following links:

Windows Media Player video:
http://www.ants.edu/media/xmas2007.htm

Quicktime video:
http://www.ants.edu/media/xmas2007-qt.htm


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A Cure for Budget Woes
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Are church budget challenges making the new year something less than happy? Andover Newton has an on-line continuing education seminar that can help. It's "'Prophetable' Stewardship: What Every Pastor (and Church Leader) Needs to Know about Church Finance." You can check it out, along with other continuing education opportunities, at www.ants.edu/learn. The registration deadline is February 2, so act quickly!

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CORRECTION: ANTS Connect and E-Mail Unavailable - Dec. 28-29
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ANTS Connect and the ANTS e-mail system may be unavailable at times on Thursday and will be unavailable all day on Friday, Dec. 28 and 29. ANTS Connect and the e-mail system WILL be available on Dec. 21 and 22.

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Bookstore Winter Hours - CORRECTED
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Dec. 18 - 21: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm
Dec. 22: Fri. 10 am - 4 pm

Closed Dec. 25, 26, 27

Dec. 28, Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm
On Friday, December 29, phone the bookstore at 617-964-1100 x. 262 to confirm whether the store has reopened for business. Construction work on the chapel necessitates a power shut off for several hours that day.

Closed New Year's Day

Re-open Jan. 2 with regular hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm

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Spring Courses Closed
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NEW
EL CHRS 723 The Practice of Prayer
HIST 769/869 Eros and the Poetics of the Search


REVIEW
CMWO 764 The Liturgical Year
PSYF 722 Care for the Poor
CMPR 630 The Jazz of Preaching
CMPR 722 Thematic Preaching
EL HIST 785 Hist. of Christian Spirituality through the Lives of Women
INTE 770 Spirituality & Social Justice
ETHI780 With Head and Heart:The Writings of Howard Thurman
NEWT 662 Gospels-Prof. Haley
PSYP 607 Pastoral Care-Prof. Gill-Austern

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


Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

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

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Power Shut Down on Friday, Dec. 29
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Friends:

Unfortunately, we will need to shut down the power to most of the campus on Friday Dec 29th to reconnect the work we did a a couple of months back. This means that on Friday Dec 29th the power will go off between 8 and 9AM and remain so until mid-afternoon. The work actually takes only about 4 hours, but NStar is notorious in its inability to service customers on time, so we are reluctant to promise an early reconnect. We are confident, however, that all will be well be the end of the work day.

As before, most all buildings will be impacted, other than Herrick and Colby. If there are any updates they will come from B&G.

Thank you for your patience as we try to move the campus forward about 65 years in one giant leap!


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Library Schedule for Christmas Break
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Dec. 18-21: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: Call for schedule

Dec. 23-26: Closed

Dec. 27-28: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 -Jan. 1: Closed

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Offices Closed for Holiday
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The School offices will be closed on:

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 26
Friday, Dec. 29
Monday, January 1

We'll be back on Tuesday, January 2, 2007.

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Registrar Office Hours for Christmas Break
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Registrar's office closed - Dec. 25- Jan. 1

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E-News to Go On Vacation
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The Student E-News will be taking a much needed vacation during the semester break. There will be no daily e-news, but there may be occasional mailings for special events.

Happy Holidays!

Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand

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An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Peck room

An evening with Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ

Join us for a presentation by and conversation with Rev. Thomas, on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, from 7:15 - 9:00 p.m., in the Peck Room (Worcester Hall). John will speak with us about what is "current" in the UCC: the "Still Speaking" identity campaign; plans for the upcoming General Synod in Hartford, CT (June, 2007); etc., and answer questions. The public is warmly welcome. Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:15 p.m.

For information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

Directions to the campus are available on the website, at:

www.ants.edu.

Free parking on campus is available.


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Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
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A Workshop for Clergy and Worship Committees
who haven't given up hope*

January 20, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Meeting House
$35 registration fee includes lunch

Leader: Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. Stackhouse

Are you looking for a way to recharge the energy, meaning, and spirit of your worship services? Are you working with limited resources and a slightly more "traditional" worship framework? In this Saturday workshop, worship leader Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse explores words and silence, sacraments, space and media, music and the arts, and forgotten liturgical traditions to delve into various aspects of worship and how they might be revitalized from within our traditions.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/012007stackhouse.htm


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

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, December 19, 2006

In this message
- Power Shut Down on Friday, Dec. 29
- ANTS Connect and E-Mail Unavailable - Dec. 21-22
- Library Schedule for Christmas Break
- Offices Closed for Holiday
- Registrar Office Hours for Christmas Break
- E-News to Go On Vacation
- Bookstore Winter Hours

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Power Shut Down on Friday, Dec. 29
-----------------------------------------------
Friends:

Unfortunately, we will need to shut down the power to most of the
campus on Friday Dec 29th to reconnect the work we did a a couple of
months back. This means that on Friday Dec 29th the power will go off
between 8 and 9AM and remain so until mid-afternoon. The work actually
takes only about 4 hours, but NStar is notorious in its inability to
service customers on time, so we are reluctant to promise an early
reconnect. We are confident, however, that all will be well be the end
of the work day.

As before, most all buildings will be impacted, other than Herrick and
Colby. If there are any updates they will come from B&G.

Thank you for your patience as we try to move the campus forward about
65 years in one giant leap!

-----------------------------------------------
ANTS Connect and E-Mail Unavailable - Dec. 21-22
-----------------------------------------------
ANTS Connect and the ANTS e-mail system may be unavailable at times on
Thursday and will be unavailable all day on Friday, Dec. 21 and 22.

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Library Schedule for Christmas Break
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Dec. 18-21: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: Call for schedule

Dec. 23-26: Closed

Dec. 27-28: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 -Jan. 1: Closed

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Offices Closed for Holiday
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The School offices will be closed on:

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 26
Friday, Dec. 29
Monday, January 1

We'll be back on Tuesday, January 2, 2007.

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Registrar Office Hours for Christmas Break
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Registrar's office closed - Dec. 25- Jan. 1

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E-News to Go On Vacation
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The Student E-News will be taking a much needed vacation during the
semester break. There will be no daily e-news, but there may be
occasional mailings for special events.

Happy Holidays!

Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand

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Bookstore Winter Hours
------------------------------
Dec. 18 - 21: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm
Dec. 22: Fri. 10 am - 4 pm

Closed Dec. 25, 26, 27

Dec. 28, Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm
Dec. 29 Fri. 10 am - 4 pm

Closed New Year's Day

Re-open Jan. 2 with regular hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm

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

Monday, December 18, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, December 18, 2006

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Power Shut Down on Friday, Dec. 29
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Friends:

Unfortunately, we will need to shut down the power to most of the
campus on Friday Dec 29th to reconnect the work we did a a couple of
months back. This means that on Friday Dec 29th the power will go off
between 8 and 9AM and remain so until mid-afternoon. The work actually
takes only about 4 hours, but NStar is notorious in its inability to
service customers on time, so we are reluctant to promise an early
reconnect. We are confident, however, that all will be well be the end
of the work day.

As before, most all buildings will be impacted, other than Herrick and
Colby. If there are any updates they will come from B&G.

Thank you for your patience as we try to move the campus forward about
65 years in one giant leap!

--------------------------------------
Library Schedule for Christmas Break
--------------------------------------
Dec. 18-21: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: Call for schedule

Dec. 23-26: Closed

Dec. 27-28: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 -Jan. 1: Closed

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The Carter's Christmas Open House - Tuesday, Dec. 19
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will occur tomorrow, Tuesday December 19th
from 3:00PM - 5:00PM at the President's House.

All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a little seasonal cheer!

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An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Peck room

An evening with Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Join us for a presentation by and conversation with Rev. Thomas, on
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, from 7:15 - 9:00 p.m., in the Peck Room
(Worcester Hall). John will speak with us about what is "current" in
the UCC: the "Still Speaking" identity campaign; plans for the upcoming
General Synod in Hartford, CT (June, 2007); etc., and answer questions.
The public is warmly welcome. Light refreshments will be served,
beginning at 7:15 p.m.

For information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100,
ext. 228.

Directions to the campus are available on the website, at:

www.ants.edu.

Free parking on campus is available.

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Spring Courses Closed
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NEW
CMWO 764 The Liturgical Year
PSYF 722 Care for the Poor
CMPR 630 -The Jazz of Preaching
CMPR 722 Thematic Preaching

REVIEW
EL- HIST 785 Hist. of Christian Spirituality through the Lives of
Women
INTE 770 Spirituality & Social Justice
ETHI780 With Head and Heart:The Writings of Howard Thurman
NEWT 662 Gospels-Prof. Haley
PSYP 607 Pastoral Care-Prof. Gill-Austern

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 - Christmas Party

The Carter's Christmas Open House

will occur tomorrow, Tuesday December 19th
from 3:00PM - 5:00PM at the President's House.

All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a little seasonal cheer!

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

Friday, December 15, 2006

ANTS Student E-News December 15, 2006 - EVENTS BOARD

In this message:

OUTSIDE EVENTS

- Come to the mountains For Summer CPE!!!
- Connections - The Christian Educators Newsletter - Massachusetts Conference, UCC
- Casa de Los Amigos Seeks Volunteers
- Save the Date: Rally for Equality - January 2, 2007
- Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter - January 17, 2007
- John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming February 9 & 10, 2007
- New Jobs on the Web Site


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Come to the mountains For Summer CPE!!!
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Let the wind fly in your hair as you learn the art of pastoral care
At Samaritan Counseling & Education Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado!!!

June 4, 2007 - August 7, 2007

Join others from around the country to participate in a 10 week Intensive Association of Clinical Pastoral Education CPE program offered through the Samaritan Counseling & Education Center. We have clinical placements in churches, institutions and agencies. Seminars will be held on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings. Equine Facilitated Learning will be offered at the Boulder Meadows Ranch, which is in the mountains. No previous equine experience is necessary - 95% of the horse work takes place on the ground Thirty hours per week will be spent in your clinical placement.

Call or write for details:
Rev. Bill Pounds
303-794-0937
bill@billpounds.org


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Connections - The Christian Educators Newsletter - Massachusetts Conference, UCC
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Newsletter: http://www.macucc.org/education/connections-dec06.htm

Read Connections, the Newsletter for Christian Educators, to learn about resources and upcoming events, such as:

Education for Effective Youth Ministry-Jan. 2007
Register in 2006--Pay in 2007 !!
More information: http://www.macucc.org/youth/EEYM.htm

The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator with Caroline and John Westerhoff
Feb. 9-10, 2007
More information: http://www.macucc.org/pep/Westerhoffevent.htm


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Casa de Los Amigos Seeks Volunteers
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Live in Mexico…
Build Community…
Work for Peace.


The Casa de Los Amigos is a Center for Peace and International Understanding in Mexico City. The Casa was founded by Quakers in 1956 and has a rich history of peace and service projects. Through its hospitality program and guest house, the Casa offers lodging and a community space for individuals and groups involved in service projects and peace and justice movements. The Casa is currently developing new program work in the area of nonviolence and conflict transformation, and exploring projects in migration and economic justice.

The Casa depends on the service of volunteers to carry out its programs and build a community of service and friendship. Volunteers work between three months and one year, depending upon availability, and receive simple lodging and access to the services and facilities of the Casa (wireless internet, laundry machine, kitchen, etc), as well as a rewarding experience of service and community in Mexico. All staff and volunteers should share a commitment to basic Quaker values (peace, justice, community, integrity, and simplicity) and a desire to work with others in a diverse community. The Casa is a multicultural environment and bilingual organization. The ability to communicate in Spanish is required. Candidates from Mexico and Latin America are particularly encouraged to apply.

Casa Volunteers
Do you enjoy nurturing community and welcoming the stranger? Are you driven by a desire for justice and a commitment to peace? The Casa is seeking volunteers to work in our hospitality, peace, and service programs. Responsibilities include working in the reception of our guest house, organizing events and activities, developing the Casa's Peace and Service Resource Center, research and writing, supporting and working with partner organizations in Mexico, participating in service days, and assisting in fundraising and outreach. Candidates should be committed to nurturing an environment of friendship and community, working in a team, and living in community. Volunteers serve for 3-12 months. Ability to communicate in Spanish is required. Positions open in 2007 with flexible start dates.

The Casa is also seeking…

Information Technology Volunteer
Would you like to help a small organization build its information technology capacities? We are seeking a volunteer to help revamp our website and improve our information systems. Candidates should have experience in web design and/or website construction and information technology. The Information Technology Volunteer can live in the Casa or work from outside of Mexico. This position is open immediately.

Other volunteer opportunities with the Casa may be available. Let us know what skills you have that you would like to contribute to this community. Quakers interested in serving as Friends in Residence in the Casa for 3-12 months under the joint care of the Mexico City Monthly Meeting are also encouraged to inquire. For more information on any of these positions and to receive an application form please contact amigos@casadelosamigos.org or visit www.casadelosamigos.org.

¡Gracias!

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Save the Date: Rally for Equality - January 2, 2007
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Led by Governor Mitt Romney, opponents of equality are pressuring legislators to put marriage equality up for a popular vote. Legislators who voted to uphold marriage equality by voting to recess the November 9 Constitutional Convention are now being attacked by extremists who want to take away marriage rights.

It now appears increasingly likely that there will be a vote on marriage equality when the Constitutional Convention reconvenes on January 2.
Please call your legislators today. They need to hear from supporters of equality.

Join us at the Statehouse on January 2nd as we ask legislators to stop the discriminatory ballot intiative.

Rally for Equality
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
7:30 AM - all day

www.rcfm.org
info@rcfm.org

The Religious Coalition For the Freedom to Marry
11 Beacon St., Suite 1125
Boston | MA | 02108


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Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter - January 17, 2007
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open to clergy and lay leaders

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

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John and Caroline Westerhoff are coming February 9 & 10, 2007
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Register today!

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

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

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

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


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

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

In this message:

NEW

- E-News to Go on Vacation
- Bookstore Winter Hours
- Andover Newton Divests From Sudan
- Making Space Sacred: Wombs, Tombs, and Rooms From Vezelay to the Wilson Chapel

REVIEW

- Alex Kern is Leaving
- Christmas Community Pot-Luck Supper
- Cafeteria Closing for Winter Break
- Announcing the Winners of the UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest
- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue Video - Want One?
- Spring Courses Closed
- Holiday Open House

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E-News to Go On Vacation
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The Student E-News will be taking a much needed vacation during the semester break. There will be no daily e-news, but there may be occasional mailings for special events.

Happy Holidays!

Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand

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Bookstore Winter Hours
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Dec. 18 - 21: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm
Dec. 22: Fri. 10 am - 4 pm

Closed Dec. 25, 26, 27

Dec. 28, Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm
Dec. 29 Fri. 10 am - 4 pm

Closed New Year's Day

Re-open Jan. 2 with regular hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm


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Andover Newton Divests From Sudan
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At the December 13, 2006 meeting, the Board of Trustees of Andover Newton Theological School unanimously voted to divest from Sudan, offering an unequivocal statement of its opposition to the genocide in Darfur. In contrast with other models of divestment, this one is surgically targeted to put direct economic pressure on the government of Sudan while avoiding negative consequences for the already staggering human tragedy there.
Read story: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2006/121306sudan.htm

Fri. 10 am - 4 pm

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Making Space Sacred: Wombs, Tombs, and Rooms From Vezelay to the Wilson Chapel
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December 20, 2006
6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Pilgrim Church (UCC) of Sherborn, MA
Prof. Mark Burrows will present a visual presentation that considers how we "make" empty space sacred through the shaping power of the arts. He will explore images from the current building project under construction at Andover Newton Theological School, the new Wilson Chapel (with steel girders up and walls completed), asking what it means to construct a sacred space in our time - and how we might interpret such a project as a mirror of how we "build" the sacred in our own lives.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/122006sacred-spaces.htm


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REVIEW
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Alex Kern is Leaving
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Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

I am writing to let you know that Alex Kern has announced he will be leaving his position of Director of Recruitment at ANTS at the end of this month. Although we are sorry to see him go, we are excited about his new call to be the Executive Director of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) and the Protestant Chaplain at Brandeis University. CMM is a 40-year-old interfaith social justice organization based in Newton, with 70 member congregations and a distinguished legacy of promoting racial justice and cross-cultural understanding in the Boston area. Alex tells me that CMM is always seeking volunteers and perhaps field education students (see www.coopmet.org, for more information), so please be in touch.
Alex has worked tirelessly for Andover Newton during his 4.5 years in the recruiting position but we know he will also be a blessing in his new roles. Please plan to join us for an opportunity to say good-bye to Alex and wish him well this Friday, Dec. 15, from Noon-1 pm in my office. Please drop by when you can.

For those who wish to be in touch with Alex after January 1, he can be reached at alkern@hotmail.com, 617-666-8814, or 51 Berkeley Street, Somerville, MA 02143.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


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Christmas Community Pot-Luck Supper
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For those of us remaining on campus on Christmas Day, we will be having a pot-luck supper that evening - 6 PM December 25th, in the Peck Room.

Bring a dish to share - afterwards we may be watching Christmas movies, playing board games, or just fellowshipping.

Please RSVP to Carol Hayward chayward@ants.edu

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Cafeteria Closing for Winter Break
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Due to Winter Break, the cafeteria will be closed from December 15 to January 2.

When we re-open, we will only be open for continental breakfast and lunch until February.

The hours are Monday thru Thursday:

Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

We all hope you have a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year!

Liz, Maria, Jose, Amanda, Michelle, Andrew and April


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Announcing the Winners of the UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest
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We recently invited ANTS community members to submit short home-made video clips to celebrate the United Church of Christ at 50. The winning video will be shared on YouTube as Andover Newton's official entry to the United Church of Christ. The United Church of Christ will show the most entertaining video entries at the General Synod in Hartford, CT next June.

Two videographers submitted three clips and we are impressed by the enthusiasm, talent and creative imagination expressed in all entries. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that we have selected two official entries and awarded the prize of a free course to both students.

Liddy Gerchman Barlow wins for her video clip, Fifty Years in the Kitchen with the United Church of Christ, an imaginative concoction that serves up a delightful taste of what it means to be UCC. We especially savored the blending of faith and intellect.

Donna Colletti Lowre wins for her video clip, This Little Light of Mine, a spirited rendition of an old musical classic. The distinguished cast of singers added to the warmth and liveliness of this special Birthday greeting.

You can view movies online at http://www.ants.edu/media/moviecontest.htm.

Note: We have requested some additional enhancements to This Little Light of Mine before it is fully ready for prime time.


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Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue Video - Want One?
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On Wednesday evening October 25th, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) hosted an historic dialogue between Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United church of Christ (UCC) and Rev. William Sinkford, President, of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). If you are interested in purchasing this video for $25, please send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu. If there is enough demand, we will fill video orders.
View video: http://www.scribemedia.org/2006/11/09/ucc-uua/

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Spring Courses Closed
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EL- HIST 785 Hist. of Christian Spirituality through the Lives of Women
INTE 770 Spirituality & Social Justice
ETHI780 With Head and Heart:The Writings of Howard Thurman
NEWT 662 Gospels-Prof. Haley
PSYP 607 Pastoral Care-Prof. Gill-Austern

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Holiday Open House
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Hello Fellow Members of the Beloved Community!

Need a place to celebrate the end of finals and the coming of renewal for the Holiday Season? Well, Jen and I would like to invite you all to our apartment for a Holiday Open House this Sunday, December 17th. Our doors will be open from 2pm- 6pm and we would love to spend time with you all! Come for a few minutes or come for the whole time! We will have festive music, lots of treats and lots of warm feelings to share. Hope to see you on Sunday.

Peace,

Kurt, Jen, Madeleine and Benjamin Walker

150A Herrick House

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

Thursday, December 14, 2006

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

In this message:

NEW

- Alex Kern is Leaving
- Christmas Community Pot-Luck Supper
- Cafeteria Closing for Winter Break
- Announcing the Winners of the UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest
- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue Video - Want One?

REVIEW

- Spring Courses Closed
- Holiday Open House
- Commuter Students Key Return
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Special Spring Course -"Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Augustine and Rilke"
- Special Winter Course - "Contextual Theologies of the Third World"
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
- New Spring Course Show Me the Money! With Nick Carter

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Alex Kern is Leaving
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Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

I am writing to let you know that Alex Kern has announced he will be leaving his position of Director of Recruitment at ANTS at the end of this month. Although we are sorry to see him go, we are excited about his new call to be the Executive Director of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) and the Protestant Chaplain at Brandeis University. CMM is a 40-year-old interfaith social justice organization based in Newton, with 70 member congregations and a distinguished legacy of promoting racial justice and cross-cultural understanding in the Boston area. Alex tells me that CMM is always seeking volunteers and perhaps field education students (see www.coopmet.org, for more information), so please be in touch.
Alex has worked tirelessly for Andover Newton during his 4.5 years in the recruiting position but we know he will also be a blessing in his new roles. Please plan to join us for an opportunity to say good-bye to Alex and wish him well this Friday, Dec. 15, from Noon-1 pm in my office. Please drop by when you can.

For those who wish to be in touch with Alex after January 1, he can be reached at alkern@hotmail.com, 617-666-8814, or 51 Berkeley Street, Somerville, MA 02143.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


-----------------------------------
Christmas Community Pot-Luck Supper
-----------------------------------

For those of us remaining on campus on Christmas Day, we will be having a pot-luck supper that evening - 6 PM December 25th, in the Peck Room.

Bring a dish to share - afterwards we may be watching Christmas movies, playing board games, or just fellowshipping.

Please RSVP to Carol Hayward chayward@ants.edu

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Cafeteria Closing for Winter Break
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Due to Winter Break, the cafeteria will be closed from December 15 to January 2.

When we re-open, we will only be open for continental breakfast and lunch until February.

The hours are Monday thru Thursday:

Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

We all hope you have a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year!

Liz, Maria, Jose, Amanda, Michelle, Andrew and April


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Announcing the Winners of the UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest
—----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
We recently invited ANTS community members to submit short home-made video clips to celebrate the United Church of Christ at 50. The winning video will be shared on YouTube as Andover Newton's official entry to the United Church of Christ. The United Church of Christ will show the most entertaining video entries at the General Synod in Hartford, CT next June.

Two videographers submitted three clips and we are impressed by the enthusiasm, talent and creative imagination expressed in all entries. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that we have selected two official entries and awarded the prize of a free course to both students.

Liddy Gerchman Barlow wins for her video clip, Fifty Years in the Kitchen with the United Church of Christ, an imaginative concoction that serves up a delightful taste of what it means to be UCC. We especially savored the blending of faith and intellect.

Donna Colletti Lowre wins for her video clip, This Little Light of Mine, a spirited rendition of an old musical classic. The distinguished cast of singers added to the warmth and liveliness of this special Birthday greeting.

You can view movies online at http://www.ants.edu/media/moviecontest.htm.

Note: We have requested some additional enhancements to This Little Light of Mine before it is fully ready for prime time.


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Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue Video - Want One?
—----------------------------------------------------------------
On Wednesday evening October 25th, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) hosted an historic dialogue between Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United church of Christ (UCC) and Rev. William Sinkford, President, of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). If you are interested in purchasing this video for $25, please send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu. If there is enough demand, we will fill video orders.
View video: http://www.scribemedia.org/2006/11/09/ucc-uua/


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

----------------------
Spring Courses Closed
----------------------

EL- HIST 785 Hist. of Christian Spirituality through the Lives of Women
INTE 770 Spirituality & Social Justice
ETHI780 With Head and Heart:The Writings of Howard Thurman
NEWT 662 Gospels-Prof. Haley
PSYP 607 Pastoral Care-Prof. Gill-Austern

----------------------------
Holiday Open House
----------------------------

Hello Fellow Members of the Beloved Community!

Need a place to celebrate the end of finals and the coming of renewal for the Holiday Season? Well, Jen and I would like to invite you all to our apartment for a Holiday Open House this Sunday, December 17th. Our doors will be open from 2pm- 6pm and we would love to spend time with you all! Come for a few minutes or come for the whole time! We will have festive music, lots of treats and lots of warm feelings to share. Hope to see you on Sunday.

Peace,

Kurt, Jen, Madeleine and Benjamin Walker

150A Herrick House


-----------------------------
Commuter Students Key Return
-----------------------------
Attention Part-time Residents of Appleton-Chase and Farwell,

The end of the semester is here. Please find time to return your keys to my office, Worcester 101, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday December 15, 2006. If you do not return your keys on the 15th, you will be charged a daily late fee $10 (maximum charge is $50). If you have a conflict of any sort and do not want to be charged the late fee, please contact me immediately so we can make alternate plans.

Please be sure to remove all your belongings from your commuter room unless you have a contract for the same room during Winterim. All trash must be removed and the room dusted and cleaned (bathrooms also in Appleton Chase) before you leave. There is a closet with cleaning materials on each floor. Please see the resident representative if you have questions (Kate Johanson in AC 202 or Chandra Bellamy in Farwell 412). If rooms are not clean there will be a cleaning fee.

Please make sure both your room key and the exterior door key are clearly marked with your name and room number to ensure that you are not charged the late fee.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
email: aodowd@ants.edu


-----------------------------------------------------
The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
-----------------------------------------------------

"Spiritual Direction is a way of leading us to see and follow the real
Director - the Holy Spirit - hidden in the depths of our soul." Thomas
Merton

This is a unique opportunity to explore our own relationships with The
Holy and to learn more about accompanying others on their spiritual
journeys. Spiritual Direction helps participants enhance their
awareness of God or the Sacred in every day experiences and make life
affirming responses to the gifts of Grace. Following the tradition of
the Desert Mothers and Fathers, these group experiences will focus on
self-discovery and reality as paths to choosing "Life."

Two groups will begin in February, 2007
Meeting in Sturtevant Hall: Center for FHS, 3rd Floor, Room 32
Each group is limited to 8 participants.
Cost for 6 sessions: Sliding Scale: $40-$80

Group for all denominations: Thursdays: 10AM - Noon
2/15, 3/01, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19, 5/3

Group for Unitarian Universalists: Thursdays: 10AM - Noon
2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26

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

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

So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.

Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological
School


-------------------------------------------------
Special Spring Course -"Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Augustine and Rilke"
--------------------------------------------------
Join Professor Mark Burrows and a dozen apostles of the arts for a unique venture exploring the constructions of two theologians living at the boundaries of cultural change: the epochal theologian Augustine, whose "Confessions" stand as a marker at the turning of a cultural era; and, the brooding genius Rainer Maria Rilke whose poetic works began to chart the path beyond "modernity" through a radical project of reimagination. This course is limited to an apostolic 12; permission of the instructor required. Fridays, 9 - 12 and two additional sessions; course ends on April 13 (three additional sessions planned, one of which will be a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts).
Course Description: http://www.ants.edu/catalog/courses/theo_foundations/history.htm#HIST769


-------------------------------------------------
Special Winter Course - "Contextual Theologies of the Third World"
-------------------------------------------------
Announcing: A new once-in-a-lifetime course with Professor M. P. Joseph, on "Contextual Theologies of the Third World."

Dr. Joseph is one of the leading voices among liberation theologians writing today. Having grown up in Kerala, India, and received his informal theological training by living with poor fishermen in the southwestern coast of India, Dr. Joseph earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in NYC, and has taught at various universities and seminaries in North America and Asia. He is among the leading voices in the EATWOT, the "Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians," and currently teaches at Tainan Theological College and Seminary in Taiwan. His course explores emerging, radical voices in the global theological scene, and the unique methods employed in their theological method and approach. A course not to be missed; spaces are still available.

For further information, contact the registrar at ANTS: naguila@ants.edu. Class begins on Monday, January 15, and concludes on Friday, January 26, 2007.
Course Descripion: http://www.ants.edu/catalog/courses/theo_foundations/theology.htm#THEO714W

------------------------------------------------
Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
------------------------------------------------
A Workshop for Clergy and Worship Committees
who haven't given up hope…

January 20, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Meeting House
$35 registration fee includes lunch

Leader: Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. Stackhouse

Are you looking for a way to recharge the energy, meaning, and spirit of your worship services? Are you working with limited resources and a slightly more "traditional" worship framework? In this Saturday workshop, worship leader Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse explores words and silence, sacraments, space and media, music and the arts, and forgotten liturgical traditions to delve into various aspects of worship and how they might be revitalized from within our traditions.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/012007stackhouse.htm

----------------------------------------------
Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
-----------------------------------------------
A Ministerial Leadership Workshop
with President Nick Carter
February 8-9, 2007
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Fact: The church, like the world around it, is undergoing radical change
Fact: Pastors need to be prepared to lead thoughtful, God-centered change
Fact: Change is difficult
Fact: There are insights and skills church leaders can cultivate to help their ministry to thrive in times of change

The ability to function within a changing culture is essential for the 21st century ministerial leader. Understanding how change works is one way in which a pastor can effectively interpret the change taking place in a congregation and lead the change needed for a church's ministry to be vital and relevant.

Participants in the workshop will
- learn ways to assess the organizational dynamics of congregations;
- develop skills for leading change that address those dynamics;
- be introduced to a theology of institutions that both recognizes their fallen state and proclaims the hope for their transformations

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020807woodbury.htm

----------------------------------------------------------
New Spring Course: Show Me the Money! With Nick Carter
----------------------------------------------------------


CMLE 658 - Show me the Money!- N. Carter-Th; 6-8:50
After establishing the theological grounding for giving, class particicipants will examine the major approaches to and tools for funding-raising, as well as the place of restricted and unrestricted giving in the sustainability of churches and other non-profit settings. It is suited both to those preparing for ministry and those engaged in helping ministries. This course fulfills the CMAD/CMLE requirement. Limit: 20. Priority will be given to Seniors.
Course option: students may take the course for free if they commit to an active fund raising project during the course (all proceeds go to students' personal scholarship support).


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

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

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

In this message:

NEW

- MORE Spring Courses Closed
- Holiday Open House

REVIEW

- Commuter Students Key Return
- Customer Service Department Announcement- New Classroom Chairs
- Boston Theological Institute Symposia on Science and Religion
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Special Spring Course -"Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Augustine and Rilke"
- Special Winter Course - "Contextual Theologies of the Third World"
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
- New Spring Course Show Me the Money! With Nick Carter

----------------------
More Spring Courses Closed
----------------------

EL- HIST 785 Hist. of Christian Spirituality through the Lives of Women
INTE 770 Spirituality & Social Justice
ETHI780 With Head and Heart:The Writings of Howard Thurman
NEWT 662 Gospels-Prof. Haley
PSYP 607 Pastoral Care-Prof. Gill-Austern

----------------------------
Holiday Open House
----------------------------

Hello Fellow Members of the Beloved Community!

Need a place to celebrate the end of finals and the coming of renewal for the Holiday Season? Well, Jen and I would like to invite you all to our apartment for a Holiday Open House this Sunday, December 17th. Our doors will be open from 2pm- 6pm and we would love to spend time with you all! Come for a few minutes or come for the whole time! We will have festive music, lots of treats and lots of warm feelings to share. Hope to see you on Sunday.

Peace,

Kurt, Jen, Madeleine and Benjamin Walker

150A Herrick House

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

-----------------------------
Commuter Students Key Return
-----------------------------
Attention Part-time Residents of Appleton-Chase and Farwell,

The end of the semester is here. Please find time to return your keys to my office, Worcester 101, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday December 15, 2006. If you do not return your keys on the 15th, you will be charged a daily late fee $10 (maximum charge is $50). If you have a conflict of any sort and do not want to be charged the late fee, please contact me immediately so we can make alternate plans.

Please be sure to remove all your belongings from your commuter room unless you have a contract for the same room during Winterim. All trash must be removed and the room dusted and cleaned (bathrooms also in Appleton Chase) before you leave. There is a closet with cleaning materials on each floor. Please see the resident representative if you have questions (Kate Johanson in AC 202 or Chandra Bellamy in Farwell 412). If rooms are not clean there will be a cleaning fee.

Please make sure both your room key and the exterior door key are clearly marked with your name and room number to ensure that you are not charged the late fee.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
email: aodowd@ants.edu

------------------------------------------
Customer Service Department Announcement- New Classroom Chairs
------------------------------------------
The Dean's Office has a demonstration model of a chair being considered for the Davis classrooms. Please stop by, give the chair a "tush test" and give us your feedback!

David


--------------------------------------------------------
Boston Theological Institute Symposia on Science and Religion
--------------------------------------------------------

Inaugural Pollard Lecture on Science and Religion
"Physics and Religion in a Nuclear Age"

Dr. Andre J. de Bethune
Researcher - Manhattan Project
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry - Boston College

Wednesday Evening, December 137 p.m.First Church in Belmont404 Concord Ave., Belmont, Massachusetts Directions to First Church: http://www.uubelmont.org/directions.html

Lecture free and open to the public.


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

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

Refreshments will be served.

-----------------------------------------------------
The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
-----------------------------------------------------

"Spiritual Direction is a way of leading us to see and follow the real
Director - the Holy Spirit - hidden in the depths of our soul." Thomas
Merton

This is a unique opportunity to explore our own relationships with The
Holy and to learn more about accompanying others on their spiritual
journeys. Spiritual Direction helps participants enhance their
awareness of God or the Sacred in every day experiences and make life
affirming responses to the gifts of Grace. Following the tradition of
the Desert Mothers and Fathers, these group experiences will focus on
self-discovery and reality as paths to choosing "Life."

Two groups will begin in February, 2007
Meeting in Sturtevant Hall: Center for FHS, 3rd Floor, Room 32
Each group is limited to 8 participants.
Cost for 6 sessions: Sliding Scale: $40-$80

Group for all denominations: Thursdays: 10AM - Noon
2/15, 3/01, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19, 5/3

Group for Unitarian Universalists: Thursdays: 10AM - Noon
2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26

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

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

So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.

Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological
School


-------------------------------------------------
Special Spring Course -"Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Augustine and Rilke"
--------------------------------------------------
Join Professor Mark Burrows and a dozen apostles of the arts for a unique venture exploring the constructions of two theologians living at the boundaries of cultural change: the epochal theologian Augustine, whose "Confessions" stand as a marker at the turning of a cultural era; and, the brooding genius Rainer Maria Rilke whose poetic works began to chart the path beyond "modernity" through a radical project of reimagination. This course is limited to an apostolic 12; permission of the instructor required. Fridays, 9 - 12 and two additional sessions; course ends on April 13 (three additional sessions planned, one of which will be a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts).
Course Description: http://www.ants.edu/catalog/courses/theo_foundations/history.htm#HIST769


-------------------------------------------------
Special Winter Course - "Contextual Theologies of the Third World"
-------------------------------------------------
Announcing: A new once-in-a-lifetime course with Professor M. P. Joseph, on "Contextual Theologies of the Third World."

Dr. Joseph is one of the leading voices among liberation theologians writing today. Having grown up in Kerala, India, and received his informal theological training by living with poor fishermen in the southwestern coast of India, Dr. Joseph earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in NYC, and has taught at various universities and seminaries in North America and Asia. He is among the leading voices in the EATWOT, the "Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians," and currently teaches at Tainan Theological College and Seminary in Taiwan. His course explores emerging, radical voices in the global theological scene, and the unique methods employed in their theological method and approach. A course not to be missed; spaces are still available.

For further information, contact the registrar at ANTS: naguila@ants.edu. Class begins on Monday, January 15, and concludes on Friday, January 26, 2007.
Course Descripion: http://www.ants.edu/catalog/courses/theo_foundations/theology.htm#THEO714W

------------------------------------------------
Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
------------------------------------------------
A Workshop for Clergy and Worship Committees
who haven't given up hope…

January 20, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Meeting House
$35 registration fee includes lunch

Leader: Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. Stackhouse

Are you looking for a way to recharge the energy, meaning, and spirit of your worship services? Are you working with limited resources and a slightly more "traditional" worship framework? In this Saturday workshop, worship leader Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse explores words and silence, sacraments, space and media, music and the arts, and forgotten liturgical traditions to delve into various aspects of worship and how they might be revitalized from within our traditions.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/012007stackhouse.htm

----------------------------------------------
Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
-----------------------------------------------
A Ministerial Leadership Workshop
with President Nick Carter
February 8-9, 2007
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Fact: The church, like the world around it, is undergoing radical change
Fact: Pastors need to be prepared to lead thoughtful, God-centered change
Fact: Change is difficult
Fact: There are insights and skills church leaders can cultivate to help their ministry to thrive in times of change

The ability to function within a changing culture is essential for the 21st century ministerial leader. Understanding how change works is one way in which a pastor can effectively interpret the change taking place in a congregation and lead the change needed for a church's ministry to be vital and relevant.

Participants in the workshop will
- learn ways to assess the organizational dynamics of congregations;
- develop skills for leading change that address those dynamics;
- be introduced to a theology of institutions that both recognizes their fallen state and proclaims the hope for their transformations

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020807woodbury.htm

----------------------------------------------------------
New Spring Course: Show Me the Money! With Nick Carter
----------------------------------------------------------


CMLE 658 - Show me the Money!- N. Carter-Th; 6-8:50
After establishing the theological grounding for giving, class particicipants will examine the major approaches to and tools for funding-raising, as well as the place of restricted and unrestricted giving in the sustainability of churches and other non-profit settings. It is suited both to those preparing for ministry and those engaged in helping ministries. This course fulfills the CMAD/CMLE requirement. Limit: 20. Priority will be given to Seniors.
Course option: students may take the course for free if they commit to an active fund raising project during the course (all proceeds go to students' personal scholarship support).

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

Monday, December 11, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday, December 11, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Commuter Students Key Return
- Customer Service Department Announcement- New Classroom Chairs
- Spring Courses Closed
- Boston Theological Institute Symposia on Science and Religion
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS

REVIEW

- Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation
- Winter Parking Ban - Extended
- New Addition to Summerim Courses
- School Closing Policy
- Special Spring Course -"Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Augustine and Rilke"
- Special Winter Course - "Contextual Theologies of the Third World"
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
- New Spring Course Show Me the Money! With Nick Carter
- Celebration of Light in Darkness
- Spring 2007 Registration Forms Available

-----------------------------
Commuter Students Key Return
-----------------------------
Attention Part-time Residents of Appleton-Chase and Farwell,

The end of the semester is here. Please find time to return your keys to my office, Worcester 101, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday December 15, 2006. If you do not return your keys on the 15th, you will be charged a daily late fee $10 (maximum charge is $50). If you have a conflict of any sort and do not want to be charged the late fee, please contact me immediately so we can make alternate plans.

Please be sure to remove all your belongings from your commuter room unless you have a contract for the same room during Winterim. All trash must be removed and the room dusted and cleaned (bathrooms also in Appleton Chase) before you leave. There is a closet with cleaning materials on each floor. Please see the resident representative if you have questions (Kate Johanson in AC 202 or Chandra Bellamy in Farwell 412). If rooms are not clean there will be a cleaning fee.

Please make sure both your room key and the exterior door key are clearly marked with your name and room number to ensure that you are not charged the late fee.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
email: aodowd@ants.edu

------------------------------------------
Customer Service Department Announcement- New Classroom Chairs
------------------------------------------
The Dean's Office has a demonstration model of a chair being considered for the Davis classrooms. Please stop by, give the chair a "tush test" and give us your feedback!

David

----------------------
Spring Courses Closed
----------------------

ETHI780 With Head and Heart:The Writings of Howard Thurman
NEWT 662 Gospels-Prof. Haley
PSYP 607 Pastoral Care-Prof. Gill-Austern

--------------------------------------------------------
Boston Theological Institute Symposia on Science and Religion
--------------------------------------------------------

Inaugural Pollard Lecture on Science and Religion
"Physics and Religion in a Nuclear Age"

Dr. Andre J. de Bethune
Researcher - Manhattan Project
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry - Boston College

Wednesday Evening, December 137 p.m.First Church in Belmont404 Concord Ave., Belmont, Massachusetts Directions to First Church: http://www.uubelmont.org/directions.html

Lecture free and open to the public.


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

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

Refreshments will be served.

-----------------------------------------------------
The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
-----------------------------------------------------

"Spiritual Direction is a way of leading us to see and follow the real
Director - the Holy Spirit - hidden in the depths of our soul." Thomas
Merton

This is a unique opportunity to explore our own relationships with The
Holy and to learn more about accompanying others on their spiritual
journeys. Spiritual Direction helps participants enhance their
awareness of God or the Sacred in every day experiences and make life
affirming responses to the gifts of Grace. Following the tradition of
the Desert Mothers and Fathers, these group experiences will focus on
self-discovery and reality as paths to choosing "Life."

Two groups will begin in February, 2007
Meeting in Sturtevant Hall: Center for FHS, 3rd Floor, Room 32
Each group is limited to 8 participants.
Cost for 6 sessions: Sliding Scale: $40-$80

Group for all denominations: Thursdays: 10AM - Noon
2/15, 3/01, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19, 5/3

Group for Unitarian Universalists: Thursdays: 10AM - Noon
2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26

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

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

So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.

Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological
School


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

-------------------------------------------------
Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation
-------------------------------------------------

Special Guest: Dr. Sharon Thornton

Monday, December 11th, 5 pm to 6

In the Meetinghouse – Bring your dinner tray

Join Professor Sharon Thornton 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 tray to the Meetinghouse to hear his thoughts and feelings, and share your own.

This is the third 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?

Monday, December 11th at 5 pm in the Meetinghouse. See you there.

-------------------------
Winter Parking Ban - Extended
-------------------------
We have decided to extend the parking ban an extra hour, so the hours that the Quad should remain empty now are 11:00pm through 7:00am, for the dates November 15 through April 15.

Building & Grounds

------------------------------------------
New Addition to Summerim Courses
------------------------------------------
Spiritual Practices for Healing and Wholeness Psy F 762 will be offered May 29-June 8th from 8 to 11:50 a.m.
This class meets the M.Div. requirement for Spiritual Resources, as an FHS Renewal Course and as elective in Ministerial practice. Yoga is offered from 8 to 9 as part of the course. Please see description under fall 2006 offerings in catalogue.

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

—------------------------------------
School Closing Policy
—------------------------------------
It is Andover Newton's policy to remain open except in cases of severely inclement weather. Normally the school will remain officially open even if classes are canceled.

It is the responsibility of the Administration to determine if school will be closed and/or classes canceled. Once the decision to close and/or cancel has been made, a message regarding the situation will be placed on the school's main telephone line, the Web site and designated radio and television stations will be notified. We advise everyone to call the School number (617/ 964-1100) for details, to check the Web site and/or the TV and radio stations. This information is shared with the ANTS community through e-news and bulletin boards.

The school recognizes that students and staff persons live both locally and at a distance, making travel to campus possible for some but not for others. Therefore, the following guidelines may be observed:

1. Individual classes may, by mutual consent of class members and professor, agree
to meet even if classes are canceled. Such agreements will not be in force should the school be officially closed.

2. On storm days when the school remains officially open, staff persons may make
an individual decision in determining whether to come to work or whether to leave early should a storm begin during business hours.

No one will be penalized for failing to come to school on days when local weather conditions make driving hazardous.
Television Channels: CBS4, WCVB: 5, 7 News and Channel 56 by the end of December
Radio Stations: WBZ-AM: 1030 (at :05 & :35 past the hour starting at 5 a.m.)
WRKO AM: 680
WOKQ-FM: 97.5 (New Hampshire)

-------------------------------------------------
Special Spring Course -"Eros and the Poetics of the Search: Augustine and Rilke"
--------------------------------------------------
Join Professor Mark Burrows and a dozen apostles of the arts for a unique venture exploring the constructions of two theologians living at the boundaries of cultural change: the epochal theologian Augustine, whose "Confessions" stand as a marker at the turning of a cultural era; and, the brooding genius Rainer Maria Rilke whose poetic works began to chart the path beyond "modernity" through a radical project of reimagination. This course is limited to an apostolic 12; permission of the instructor required. Fridays, 9 - 12 and two additional sessions; course ends on April 13 (three additional sessions planned, one of which will be a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts).
Course Description: http://www.ants.edu/catalog/courses/theo_foundations/history.htm#HIST769


-------------------------------------------------
Special Winter Course - "Contextual Theologies of the Third World"
-------------------------------------------------
Announcing: A new once-in-a-lifetime course with Professor M. P. Joseph, on "Contextual Theologies of the Third World."

Dr. Joseph is one of the leading voices among liberation theologians writing today. Having grown up in Kerala, India, and received his informal theological training by living with poor fishermen in the southwestern coast of India, Dr. Joseph earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in NYC, and has taught at various universities and seminaries in North America and Asia. He is among the leading voices in the EATWOT, the "Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians," and currently teaches at Tainan Theological College and Seminary in Taiwan. His course explores emerging, radical voices in the global theological scene, and the unique methods employed in their theological method and approach. A course not to be missed; spaces are still available.

For further information, contact the registrar at ANTS: naguila@ants.edu. Class begins on Monday, January 15, and concludes on Friday, January 26, 2007.
Course Descripion: http://www.ants.edu/catalog/courses/theo_foundations/theology.htm#THEO714W

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Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
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A Workshop for Clergy and Worship Committees
who haven't given up hope…

January 20, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Meeting House
$35 registration fee includes lunch

Leader: Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. Stackhouse

Are you looking for a way to recharge the energy, meaning, and spirit of your worship services? Are you working with limited resources and a slightly more "traditional" worship framework? In this Saturday workshop, worship leader Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse explores words and silence, sacraments, space and media, music and the arts, and forgotten liturgical traditions to delve into various aspects of worship and how they might be revitalized from within our traditions.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/012007stackhouse.htm

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Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
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A Ministerial Leadership Workshop
with President Nick Carter
February 8-9, 2007
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Fact: The church, like the world around it, is undergoing radical change
Fact: Pastors need to be prepared to lead thoughtful, God-centered change
Fact: Change is difficult
Fact: There are insights and skills church leaders can cultivate to help their ministry to thrive in times of change

The ability to function within a changing culture is essential for the 21st century ministerial leader. Understanding how change works is one way in which a pastor can effectively interpret the change taking place in a congregation and lead the change needed for a church's ministry to be vital and relevant.

Participants in the workshop will
- learn ways to assess the organizational dynamics of congregations;
- develop skills for leading change that address those dynamics;
- be introduced to a theology of institutions that both recognizes their fallen state and proclaims the hope for their transformations

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020807woodbury.htm

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New Spring Course: Show Me the Money! With Nick Carter
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CMLE 658 - Show me the Money!- N. Carter-Th; 6-8:50
After establishing the theological grounding for giving, class particicipants will examine the major approaches to and tools for funding-raising, as well as the place of restricted and unrestricted giving in the sustainability of churches and other non-profit settings. It is suited both to those preparing for ministry and those engaged in helping ministries. This course fulfills the CMAD/CMLE requirement. Limit: 20. Priority will be given to Seniors.
Course option: students may take the course for free if they commit to an active fund raising project during the course (all proceeds go to students' personal scholarship support).

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Celebration of Light in Darkness
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A contemplative, educational, and songful winter gathering in the spirit of Advent, Chanukkah, and Christmas.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
5 - 7 PM
ANTS Meeting House

Delicious holiday fare like latkes (potato pancakes), gingerbread cookies, and mulled cider will served.
This is the third annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness" sponsored by Journeys on the Hill, the group of students from Andover Newton and Hebrew College who are committed to increasing interfaith dialogue and understanding. We invite all Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School students, faculty, and staff. We will come together in the joy of the season.
For more information contact Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com (ANTS) or Brian Besser Brianbes@tops-tele.com (HC)

Leslie Becknell

Conversation that Matters

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Spring 2007 Registration Forms Available
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Spring registration period-December 4-15, 2006. Register early to avoid full classes. Students who are interested in housing should contact Amelia in the Housing Office at (617) 964-1100, x 261.

Registration and payment forms for SPRING Term 2006 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SP07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SP07pay.pdf
ADD/DROP Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Leave of Absent/Thesis or Continuation of Degree Form for MA's, STM's and MDiv's
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/leaveofabsence.pdf

DMin's Thesis Registration Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/dminreg.pdf

Spring 2007 Course List:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/spring07_course_list.htm

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, Dec. 11, 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

Monday:
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Open Invitation to Prayer Meetings - Mondays
- Evangelical Fellowship Bible Study - Mondays
- Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation - Monday, Dec. 11

Tuesday:
- FAITH, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Celebration of Light in Darkness - Tuesday, Dec. 12

Wednesday:
- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays

Thursday:
- Thursday Art Night

Sunday:
- sacred Circle Dance - Sunday, Dec. 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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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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Open Invitation to Prayer Meetings - Mondays
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Mondays until December 11
1:00 p.m in the Berkeley Room

The Men's Fellowship has decided to use the remainder of its meetings this semester for times of prayer. We'll continue to meet every Monday from 1:00-1:50pm in the Berkeley Room until December 11th. These will simply be times for members of the ANTS community to come together in prayer. However, on December 4th we will also be assembling care packages for the Shoebox Ministry, which includes writing prayers for those being care for. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Jason Alspaugh at jalspaugh@ants.edu

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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 weekly Bible 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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Making Peace: A Faculty/Student Conversation - Monday, Dec. 11
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Special Guest: Dr. Sharon Thornton
Monday, December 11th, 5 pm to 6
In the Meetinghouse - Bring your dinner tray

Join Professor Sharon Thornton 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 tray to the Meetinghouse to hear his thoughts and feelings, and share your own.
This is the third 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?
Monday, December 11th at 5 pm in the Meetinghouse. See you there.

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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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Celebration of Light in Darkness - Tuesday, Dec. 12
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A contemplative, educational, and songful winter gathering in the spirit of Advent, Chanukkah, and Christmas.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
5 - 7 PM
ANTS Meeting House

Delicious holiday fare like latkes (potato pancakes), gingerbread cookies, and mulled cider will served.
This is the third annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness" sponsored by Journeys on the Hill, the group of students from Andover Newton and Hebrew College who are committed to increasing interfaith dialogue and understanding. We invite all Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School students, faculty, and staff. We will come together in the joy of the season.
For more information contact Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com (ANTS) or Brian Besser Brianbes@tops-tele.com (HC)

Leslie Becknell
Conversation that Matters

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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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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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Thursday Art Night
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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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sacred Circle Dance - Sunday, Dec. 17
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7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

SUGGESTED DONATION:
$8.00 per person
$4.00 for ANTS students

Sacred Dance and the Labyrinth are both meditative tools for encountering the holy. Simple repetitive steps and beautiful music create a sense of inner peace, much like a mantra quiets the mind by offering a focus. Sacred dance on the labyrinth offers another way to engage the whole body while inviting the mind and spirit to go deeper. Simple steps, patiently taught, no dance experience necessary.

Led by Eileen Chodos. For more information call Eileen at 617-527-0168.


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