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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 31, 2007

NEW
- MEN'S FELLOWSHIP THIS SPRING
REVIEW
- Episcopal Worship - Tuesday, February 6
- Student Loan Information Session will be held - Friday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, Feb. 6
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
- Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session February 8, 2007
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
- UPDATED: From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 16
- Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007

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MEN'S FELLOWSHIP THIS SPRING
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Men's Fellowship gatherings will be on Mondays from 1-1:50pm in the Berkeley Lounge (NOTE: Location changes are TBA). Our first meeting will be on Monday, February 5th. All are invited for times of prayer and open discussion. Interested? Come and see what we're all about!

Questions? Contact Jason Alspaugh at JAlspaugh@ants.edu or Amanda Ladegard at ALadegard@ants.edu

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Episcopal Worship - Tuesday, February 6
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Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Sheela Jeyaraj. All are welcome.

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Student Loan Information Session will be held - Friday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, Feb. 6
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February 2 at 10:30 in Upper Noyes
February 6 at 12:00 in Upper Noyes

Students who did not attend an information session in the Fall must attend one of the sessions in order to have their Spring loan payment credited to their account.

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Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
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The following courses will begin on Thursday, February 15:

CMPR 630 - The Jazz of Preaching
ETHI 780 - With Head and Heart: The Writings of Howard Thurman

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Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
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Monday, Feb. 5
3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Peck COnference Room

As you already know, Dr. Sharon Taylor has resigned her position as Librarian of the Franklin Trask Library to accept a position as Librarian at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

We will hold a Farewell Reception for Sharon on Monday, February 5th from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Peck Conference Room. We hope that you will be able to attend to celebrate Sharon's 17 years of service to Andover Newton Theological School. So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we honor Sharon and bless her on her way to a new adventure in her life.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session February 8, 2007
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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.

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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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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UPDATED: From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 16
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NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Friday, February 16, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Meeting House
Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton

In this hands on workshop, we will examine the great scriptural passages, hymns, and spiritual songs of Lent, all with an eye toward renewing Lenten worship life in the church today. Participants will deepen their theological understanding of the Lenten season, explore new worship and musical ideas and resources, and leave the workshop with a personalized preaching and music schedule from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Perfect for clergy, music directors, and lay leaders of all ages. Come ready to sing (or just to listen), and to clarify how this year's season of Lent can renew our life together.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020907boulton.htm


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Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
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February 13, 2007
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Peck Conference Room

Rev. Delle McCormick Executive Director of BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona will explore the issues and root causes of immigration and introduce a holistic practice of engaging these issues and living in solidarity with our Latin American neighbors.

Rev. Delle McCormick, is a UCC minister, formerly pastor in Rhode Island and now Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona. BorderLinks is a bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border focusing on the issues of global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence. Rev.
McCormick has spent many years living and working in Chipas, Mexico and Curnevaca, Mexico. This evening will be a very informative and helpful presentation on how we can deal with immigration issues faithfully within the context of our congregations.

Professors Matthew Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern are taking a group of students on a Borderlinks trip to the border of Nogales Mexico and Arizona at the end of January.

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 30, 2007

In this message
- Episcopal Worship - Tuesday, February 6
- Student Loan Information Session will be held
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
- CONNECT Tip: Add Your Photo

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Episcopal Worship - Tuesday, February 6
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Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Sheela Jeyaraj. All are welcome.

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Student Loan Information Session will be held
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February 2 at 10:30 in Upper Noyes
February 6 at 12:00 in Upper Noyes

Students who did not attend an information session in the Fall must attend one of the sessions in order to have their Spring loan payment credited to their account.

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Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
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The following courses will begin on Thursday, February 15:

CMPR 630 - The Jazz of Preaching
ETHI 780 - With Head and Heart: The Writings of Howard Thurman


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CONNECT Tip: Add Your Photo
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Add Your Photo to Connect!
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133x133 pixels and GIF or JPG format

To add your photo:
1. Click Personal Info.
2. Click the Photo tab.
3. Click Browse to select a photo on your computer.
4. Select the photo file and click Open.
5. Click Save.

Display Your Photo in My Info
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To display your photo in the My Info popup, you must allow the display in your Privacy Settings.

To display your photo:
1. Click Personal Info.
2. Click the Privacy Settings tab.
3. Check the Photo checkbox.
4. Click Submit.

Add More Personal Info to My Info
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By default, the system displays only your Name, Photo and E-mail address in the My Info popup. The other checkboxes in Privacy Settings have no effect.

To add more info to the My Info Popup, you can add Custom Info.

To add custom info:
1. Click Personal Info.
2. Click the Custom Info tab.
3. Optionally, add a category of information. Click Add Category.
4. Enter a category name and click Save.
5. Click Add an item.
6. Enter a name and description.
7. Select the Category for the item.
8. Click Save.
Note: Connect initially displays a category of Ungrouped. You can click the pencil icon next to the category name to change that category to a name of your choice.

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

Monday, January 29, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 29, 2007

In this message
- Transition in the Library - and Reception for Sharon Taylor
- Library Hours During Intersession
- Student Loan Information Session will be held
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
- UPDATED: New Business Hours in the Business Office
- Professor Jeyaraj Receives Outstanding Book Accolade
- Professor Burrows Accepts Guest Professorship in Germany
- Colleague, Coach, Confidante
- Save the Date - Costas Consultation on Feb. 23-24, 2007

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Transition in the Library - and Reception for Sharon Taylor
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As you all know from an earlier communication, our Librarian, Sharon Taylor, has resigned her position as Librarian of the Franklin Trask Library to assume the position of Librarian at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. We have planned a farewell reception for Sharon on Monday, February 5th in the Peck Room from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Be sure to be there to express your appreciation for Sharon's years of service to Andover Newton.

Who will serve as Librarian after Sharon leaves? The answer is that Diana Yount and Jeff Brigham will be serving as Interim Librarians. Both have extensive experience serving in library staff positions, and each one has also served in the role of an interim librarian. Both bring years of experience to these positions. Sharon has been working with Diana and Jeff to insure a smooth transition. Knowing how dedicated and competent Diana and Jeff are, I am confident that we will continue to maintain the same high quality of service for which the Library is known.

Diana Yount and Jeff Brigham will assume their new roles as Interim Librarians beginning February 1st. No later than next week, Diana and Jeff will circulate a memo to the community to explain how they will share their new roles as interim librarians.

It is good to know, as we bid farewell to Sharon, that the Library will be in such capable hands and will continue to serve the needs of this community.

William R. Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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Library Hours During Intersession
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Trask Library schedule during intersession, January 27-February 4:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

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Student Loan Information Session will be held
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February 2 at 10:30 in Upper Noyes
February 6 at 12:00 in Upper Noyes

Students who did not attend an information session in the Fall must attend one of the sessions in order to have their Spring loan payment credited to their account.

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Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
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The following courses will begin on Thursday, February 15:

CMPR 630 - The Jazz of Preaching
ETHI 780 - With Head and Heart: The Writings of Howard Thurman


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UPDATED: New Business Hours in the Business Office
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Starting on Monday, January 29, 2007, the Business Office will be open on Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while classes are in session. The office will not be closed during the lunch hour while classes are in session.

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Professor Jeyaraj Receives Outstanding Book Accolade
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Professor Daniel Jeyaraj, Judson-DeFreitas Professor of World Christianity, was recently honored by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research ( Vol. 31, No. 1, January 2007). His book, Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg: The Father of Modern Protestant Missions; An Indian Assessment, was selected as one of the Fifteen Outstanding Books of 2006 for Mission Studies. Prof. Jeyaraj is an Indian theologian with deep interests in World Christianity. His teaching and research primarily deal with the dynamics of Christian missions and their interaction with native cultures.
Article: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/012907jeyaraj.htm


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Professor Burrows Accepts Guest Professorship in Germany
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In mid-April, Professor Mark Burrows, Professor of the History of Christianity, will be joining the faculty of the "Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal" for the "Summer Semester" of 2007 as guest professor in the field of theology and aesthetics. Since 1945, the school has regularly invited distinguished scholars with interests in theology and missiology, ecumenics and interreligious dialogue (with a main emphasis on Jewish-Christian relations) to this "Theological School for Reformed Theology."
Article: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/012907burrows.htm


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Colleague, Coach, Confidante
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The academic year 2006-2007 marks the tenth in which Kathryn W. Windsor has served Andover Newton as the Associate in Field Education. Through her work as Associate in Field Education, Kathy has embodied the ideal in volunteer service to Andover Newton. Sarah B. Drummond, Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education, writes, "If only every minister and educational administrator had a partner and sounding board like Kathy! She has taught me a great deal about the value of working as a team, and she teaches us all about the importance of contributions made to Andover Newton by volunteers. "
Read article: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/012607windsor.htm


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Save the Date - Costas Consultation on Feb. 23-24, 2007
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The 2006-2007 Costas Consultation on Global Mission, "Mission and Reconciliation in the Korean Church," will be held on Feb. 23-24, 2007.
More information available soon: http://www.bostontheological.org/

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

Friday, January 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 26, 2007 - EVENT BOARD

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JOURNEY TOWARD JUSTICE - Feb. 2, 2007
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The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain
Friday, February 2, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Our times challenge us to find ways to address injustice. Come hear inspirational and challenging stories from one person's spiritual journey on the road towards justice and peace, "Martin & Me: Confessions of a Born-Again White Boy."

Rev. George Williamson's personal journey includes everything from civil rights sit-ins to anti-war protests and a full embrace of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons. In these movements, he has witnessed the Movement and Spirit of God.Rev. George Williamson, retired pastor of the First Baptist Church, Granville, OH, was the founding president of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain will sponsor the storytelling of Rev. Williamson Friday, February 2, 2007 at 7 p.m. at 633 Centre Street across from the Post Office.

Jazz and gospel music will be performed by Geoff Hicks, Beatrice Greene and others. The event and reception following are free. Come join us for a hopeful evening!

For more information, contact the First Baptist Church office, 617-524-3992 or churchoffice@firstbaptistjp.org.

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Interactive Workshop: Creating Peace Through Conversation - Feb. 4
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Sunday, February 4, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston.
Fee: $45

Peace on a local and global scale flows from the many expressions of justice, equity and compassion each of us communicates in conversation every day. Develop your non-confrontational communication skills and become a more effective instrument for peace in your home, your community and your world.

Workshop facilitator, Leslie Becknell (ANTS student), trains and coaches leaders. She draws on broad corporate and seminary experience as well as her deep understanding of personal development to help individuals learn to engender peace throughout their interactions.

The workshop will draw from Speak Peace in a World of Conflict by Marshall Rosenberg. You will gain fresh communication skills enabling you to defuse emotionally charged situations, reduce conflict at home or work, and help stay calm under stress.

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

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Taize Youth Gathering in Montreal in April
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April 27-29, 2007

Some of the brothers of the Taize Community in France are coming to Montreal in April for a weekend gathering for youth and young adults. It will be a weekend full of song, prayer and fellowship.
More information can be found at:
http://www.comnet.ca/~cdjeunes/TaizeMontreal2007/en/promotion


Feel free also to contact Melissa Kreider at melissakreider@yahoo.com if you're thinking of going.

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Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue - March 16-24
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Author and activist Bill McKibben invites you to join the Interfaith
Walk for Climate Rescue, Northampton to Boston, March 16-24, 2007.

You can walk for an hour, an afternoon, a weekend, or the whole
nine days. You can walk as an individual, a family, or a team
from your community, school, or congregation. You can be of any
faith or none.

We'll call for swift, bold, and comprehensive political action
to address global warming. By the time we get to Boston on
Saturday March 24, we expect the largest global warming
demonstration in the history of the United States.

To learn more, walk, help, donate, or organize a team, please visit

http://www.climatewalk.org/


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Events from the Massachusetts Conference, UCC
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Read the Pastoral Excellence Program Newsletter
http://www.macucc.org/pep/index.htm


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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator - February 9 & 10, 2007
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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator
with John and Caroline Westerhoff

Register today!

Please register by January 15th.

Between January 15 and 31, add $10 for a late
fee.

This event will take place at...
Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
February 9th and 10th, 2007
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Register now for this wonderful event which features two of the leading minds in the fields of Christian formation and education and lay leadership within the church.

This event is open to all...we encourage you to come as a team from your local church setting and include the pastor/s, Christian Education professional, and lay leaders (members of the CE Board, Deacons, or others).

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


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New England Association of United Church Educators - May 8-10, 2007
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Save the date: NEAUCE at Craigville
May 8-10, 2007

Catch the Faith---Pass it On with Keynote Speakers and Worship Leaders from The Youth and Family Institute. More information to come but now is the time to mark your calendar.

For more information:
http://www.auce-educators.org/AUCE%20HomePage/New%20England.html


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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, January 26, 2007

NEW
- Library Hours During Intersession
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007


REVIEW
- New Business Hours in the Business Office
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
- Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session February 8, 2007
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
- From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
- Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
- Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
- Compassionate Visit II - Saturday, March 3
- Military Chaplaincy Recruiting on Campus


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Library Hours During Intersession
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Trask Library schedule during intersession, January 27-February 4:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed


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An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Noyes Hall at ANTS
Free event open to all students, faculty, and community
Presented by the Department of Field Education at Andover Newton

Dorothy Bass is the director of Valparaiso University's Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith and editor of Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People. This book addresses the contemporary hunger for a way of life that can be lived with integrity amidst the many changes of our time by advocating the retrieval of twelve Christian practices.

Registration:
Mail by April 17th to
DCraig@ants.edu or
Debbie Craig
Field Ed Department
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042407faithpractices.htm

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New Business Hours in the Business Office
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Starting on Monday, January 29, 2007, the Business Office will be open on Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office will not be closed during the lunch hour.


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"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
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OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON ANNOUNCES:
The 2007 Crawford Lecture

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History."

By William R. Herzog II
Academic Dean, Andover Newton Theological School
At Old South Church in Boston
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm.

Old South Church in Boston presents the 2007 Crawford Lecturer: William R. Herzog II, Member of Red Sox Nation & author of The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, speaking on "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." The Crawford Lecture will take place in the main sanctuary of Old South Church on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. The lecture occurs on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birthday.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/013107herzog.htm

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Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
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Monday, Feb. 5
3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Peck COnference Room

As you already know, Dr. Sharon Taylor has resigned her position as Librarian of the Franklin Trask Library to accept a position as Librarian at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

We will hold a Farewell Reception for Sharon on Monday, February 5th from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Peck Conference Room. We hope that you will be able to attend to celebrate Sharon's 17 years of service to Andover Newton Theological School. So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we honor Sharon and bless her on her way to a new adventure in her life.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session February 8, 2007
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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.

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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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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>From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
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Friday, February 9, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Meeting House
Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton

In this hands on workshop, we will examine the great scriptural passages, hymns, and spiritual songs of Lent, all with an eye toward renewing Lenten worship life in the church today. Participants will deepen their theological understanding of the Lenten season, explore new worship and musical ideas and resources, and leave the workshop with a personalized preaching and music schedule from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Perfect for clergy, music directors, and lay leaders of all ages. Come ready to sing (or just to listen), and to clarify how this year's season of Lent can renew our life together.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020907boulton.htm


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Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
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February 13, 2007
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Peck Conference Room

Rev. Delle McCormick Executive Director of BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona will explore the issues and root causes of immigration and introduce a holistic practice of engaging these issues and living in solidarity with our Latin American neighbors.

Rev. Delle McCormick, is a UCC minister, formerly pastor in Rhode Island and now Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona. BorderLinks is a bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border focusing on the issues of global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence. Rev.
McCormick has spent many years living and working in Chipas, Mexico and Curnevaca, Mexico. This evening will be a very informative and helpful presentation on how we can deal with immigration issues faithfully within the context of our congregations.

Professors Matthew Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern are taking a group of students on a Borderlinks trip to the border of Nogales Mexico and Arizona at the end of January.


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Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
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Revival of our Spirit, Revival of our Baptist Principles
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!

Please RSVP to Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell at 508-872-1176
or email fbcframingham@verizon.net by January 31st
with your name, email and phone number.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/021607revive.htm


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Compassionate Visit II - Saturday, March 3
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March 3, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Worcester Hall

ANTS and the BTI are sponsoring a session, the Compassionate Visit II, on Saturday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Worcester Hall on the campus of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA.
This session is free and open to the public.

There are two goals for this session:
1) to initiate visits to the sick, dying or shut-ins and their families or to make existing visits more productive
2) to initiate dialogue between health care professionals and the spiritual leaders of our communities.

To that end, the Rev. Dr. Ronald J. Hindelang, Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor and Staff Chaplain at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and Dr. John R. Siberski S.J., M.D., board certified in internal medicine, psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry with primary interest in dementias, particularly Alzheimer's Disease, and end-of-life issues, will be presenting information drawn from their years of education and experience with the hope of making each of us better informed, better visitors.

For more information and if you have specific questions/issues you would like to have addressed by either Dr. Hindelang or Dr. Siberski, or if you need additional information,
please contact

Iris Brough
781-837-3612
brough@trysb.net

------------------------------------------
Military Chaplaincy Recruiting on Campus
------------------------------------------
We have had requests from various military offices to allow recruiting at ANTS for the military chaplaincy. Many of us have problems with the current war, and some of us have made a decision of faith and conscience to oppose war in general (and violence) as a means for the resolution of conflict. In a diverse campus body such as ours we have people of faith who have made/are making decisions of conscience about difficult issues every day. Some have made the decision to oppose war, while others, even as they object to war, still feel called to minister to those who serve in the armed forces and their families. Indeed, there are many distinguished ANTS alums who have served (and continue to serve) honorably and courageously for many years as chaplains.

The decision to allow recruiters to come to our campus for brief periods each year acknowledges that some in our community may be called to this kind of ministry. What this decision does not do, however, is attempt to make a statement about our collective opinions about this war or any other, or our students, faculty or staff who have heard differing calls for their ministry.

We know that some of you may have strong feelings about this decision, and we urge you to voice them. Toward that end we have set up a discussion thread in Connect. To access this forum:

1. Log in to Connect.
2. Click Campus Life.
3. Join a discussion under Community Discussions.

We always want to hear from you.

Nick Carter, William Herzog, II, Nancy Nienhuis, Desne Crossley, Robert MacDonald
ANTS Senior Management Team

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

Thursday, January 25, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 25, 2007

In this message
- New Business Hours in the Business Office
- CONNECT Tip - Firefox 1.5 and the Textbox
- CONNECT Tip - Uploading Files to Connect
- Heat Maintenance on Fridays

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New Business Hours in the Business Office
------------------------------------------
Starting on Monday, January 29, 2007, the Business Office will be open
on Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office will not be
closed during the lunch hour.


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CONNECT Tip - Firefox 1.5 and the Textbox
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Problem: The Textbox does not work properly with Firefox 1.5

1. The blinking text cursor does not appear when you click in the
Textbox, but you can enter text anyways.

2. You cannot use the tools on the toolbar to change text formatting.

3. When you try to edit your message, no content appears in the
textbox.

Solution: Upgrade to Firefox 2.0. The Textbox works as expected in
Firefox 2.0.


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CONNECT Tip - Uploading Files to Connect
------------------------------------------
Problem: Students or intructors cannot view files uploaded through the
File Exchange

Solution: An error occurs if an uploaded file does not have an
extension specified. When you upload a file to Connect, you must
include the file extension in the filename. For example, Personal
Reflections.doc. The ".doc" file extension tells Connect what kind of
file to display; in this case, Microsoft Word. If the file extension is
missing, Connect looks for a file with an extension of "htm" - which
does not exist.

Reminder about filenames:
Connect has a problem with files, pages and roles that contain the
following characters:

# - Pound sign
& - Ampersand
/ - Slash character

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

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

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Heat Maintenance on Fridays
------------------------------------------
As you know from a previous enews announcement, the Building and
Grounds staff services the heating system each Friday, a process that
requires that the system be turned off for a brief period. When we
experience very cold temperatures, as will be the case this Friday, the
heating system is not turned off. I hope this information allays any
fears you may have about buildings getting too cold on Fridays when
outside temperatures drop.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007

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Heat Maintenance on Fridays
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As you know from a previous enews announcement, the Building and Grounds
staff services the heating system each Friday, a process that requires
that the system be turned off for a brief period. When we experience
very cold temperatures, as will be the case this Friday, the heating
system is not turned off. I hope this information allays any fears you
may have about buildings getting too cold on Fridays when outside
temperatures drop.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


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

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In this message
- Andover Newton in the News
- Spring Course Closed
- Military Chaplaincy Recruiting on Campus
- Mold Remediation Jan 23-24 in Davis 101

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Andover Newton in the News
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Andover Newton is featured on the Web site of the National Ministries
of the American Baptist Churches USA. In an article titled "Mission
Begins at Home for Andover Newton Students", Eric Nelson describes
Andover Newton Theological School as "an academic institution that is
committed to more than 'head knowledge.' The school sees its mission as
reaching beyond the campus in Newton Centre, Mass."

Eric Nelson is pastor of the Washington Street Baptist Church, Lynn,
Mass. He is also editor of The Vine, the regional newsletter of The
American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts. He comes from an American
Baptist missionary family and has had a lifelong interest in national
and international missions.

Read article:
http://www.nationalministries.org/front_center_andover_newton.cfm

National Ministries Web Site:
http://www.nationalministries.org/

(See us on the main page!)


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Spring Course Closed
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THEO 514 is closed.


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Military Chaplaincy Recruiting on Campus
------------------------------------------
We have had requests from various military offices to allow recruiting
at ANTS for the military chaplaincy. Many of us have problems with the
current war, and some of us have made a decision of faith and conscience
to oppose war in general (and violence) as a means for the resolution of
conflict. In a diverse campus body such as ours we have people of faith
who have made/are making decisions of conscience about difficult issues
every day. Some have made the decision to oppose war, while others, even
as they object to war, still feel called to minister to those who serve
in the armed forces and their families. Indeed, there are many
distinguished ANTS alums who have served (and continue to serve)
honorably and courageously for many years as chaplains.

The decision to allow recruiters to come to our campus for brief
periods each year acknowledges that some in our community may be called
to this kind of ministry. What this decision does not do, however, is
attempt to make a statement about our collective opinions about this war
or any other, or our students, faculty or staff who have heard differing
calls for their ministry.

We know that some of you may have strong feelings about this decision,
and we urge you to voice them. Toward that end we have set up a
discussion thread in Connect. To access this forum:

1. Log in to Connect.
2. Click Campus Life.
3. Join a discussion under Community Discussions.

We always want to hear from you.

Nick Carter, William Herzog, II, Nancy Nienhuis, Desne Crossley, Robert
MacDonald
ANTS Senior Management Team

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Mold Remediation Jan 23-24 in Davis 101
-------------------------------------------
Beginning tomorrow a team will be in Davis 101 to strip that room down
to the concrete floor. This is in response to the strong mold problem
we've had in that space. Workers will strip everything from the floor
in preparation for the laying of new carpet. That way we insure that we
have resolved the mold problem. An air quality specialist will be on
site the whole time to insure that the space is up to standards when
they leave. Let me know if you have any questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

Monday, January 22, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 22, 2007

In this message
- Military Chaplaincy Recruiting on Campus
- Mold Remediation Jan 23-24 in Davis 101
- Heat Maintenance on Campus
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
- Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5

------------------------------------------
Military Chaplaincy Recruiting on Campus
------------------------------------------
We have had requests from various military offices to allow recruiting at ANTS for the military chaplaincy. Many of us have problems with the current war, and some of us have made a decision of faith and conscience to oppose war in general (and violence) as a means for the resolution of conflict. In a diverse campus body such as ours we have people of faith who have made/are making decisions of conscience about difficult issues every day. Some have made the decision to oppose war, while others, even as they object to war, still feel called to minister to those who serve in the armed forces and their families. Indeed, there are many distinguished ANTS alums who have served (and continue to serve) honorably and courageously for many years as chaplains.

The decision to allow recruiters to come to our campus for brief periods each year acknowledges that some in our community may be called to this kind of ministry. What this decision does not do, however, is attempt to make a statement about our collective opinions about this war or any other, or our students, faculty or staff who have heard differing calls for their ministry.

We know that some of you may have strong feelings about this decision, and we urge you to voice them. Toward that end we have set up a discussion thread in Connect. To access this forum:

1. Log in to Connect.
2. Click Campus Life.
3. Join a discussion under Community Discussions.

We always want to hear from you.

Nick Carter, William Herzog, II, Nancy Nienhuis, Desne Crossley, Robert MacDonald
ANTS Senior Management Team

-------------------------------------------
Mold Remediation Jan 23-24 in Davis 101
-------------------------------------------
Beginning tomorrow a team will be in Davis 101 to strip that room down to the concrete floor. This is in response to the strong mold problem we've had in that space. Workers will strip everything from the floor in preparation for the laying of new carpet. That way we insure that we have resolved the mold problem. An air quality specialist will be on site the whole time to insure that the space is up to standards when they leave. Let me know if you have any questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Heat Maintenance on Campus
-------------------------------------
The ANTS heating system requires regular maintenance to keep it functioning well. That means that on a daily basis, Monday through Thursday, the whole system is shut down for about an hour during the morning. On Fridays the entire system is flushed to insure that there will be no weekend problems, a process that requires 2-3 hours and is done in the mid-afternoon. Our system requires this maintenance on a weekly basis, because of the type of equipment we have. We wanted you to be aware of this in case you turn your heat up during one of those periods and it doesn't seem to respond. Let me know if you have any questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
---------------------------------------------------------
OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON ANNOUNCES:
The 2007 Crawford Lecture

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History."

By William R. Herzog II
Academic Dean, Andover Newton Theological School
At Old South Church in Boston
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm.

Old South Church in Boston presents the 2007 Crawford Lecturer: William R. Herzog II, Member of Red Sox Nation & author of The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, speaking on "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." The Crawford Lecture will take place in the main sanctuary of Old South Church on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. The lecture occurs on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birthday.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/013107herzog.htm

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Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
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Monday, Feb. 5
3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Peck COnference Room

As you already know, Dr. Sharon Taylor has resigned her position as Librarian of the Franklin Trask Library to accept a position as Librarian at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

We will hold a Farewell Reception for Sharon on Monday, February 5th from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Peck Conference Room. We hope that you will be able to attend to celebrate Sharon's 17 years of service to Andover Newton Theological School. So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we honor Sharon and bless her on her way to a new adventure in her life.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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

Friday, January 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 19 - EVENT BOARD

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Interactive Workshop: Creating Peace Through Conversation - Feb. 4
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Sunday, February 4, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston.
Fee: $45

Peace on a local and global scale flows from the many expressions of
justice, equity and compassion each of us communicates in conversation
every day. Develop your non-confrontational communication skills and
become a more effective instrument for peace in your home, your
community and your world.

Workshop facilitator, Leslie Becknell (ANTS student), trains and
coaches leaders. She draws on broad corporate and seminary experience
as well as her deep understanding of personal development to help
individuals learn to engender peace throughout their interactions.

The workshop will draw from Speak Peace in a World of Conflict by
Marshall Rosenberg. You will gain fresh communication skills enabling
you to defuse emotionally charged situations, reduce conflict at home or
work, and help stay calm under stress.

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

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Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue - March 16-24
-------------------------------------
Author and activist Bill McKibben invites you to join the Interfaith
Walk for Climate Rescue, Northampton to Boston, March 16-24, 2007.

You can walk for an hour, an afternoon, a weekend, or the whole
nine days. You can walk as an individual, a family, or a team
from your community, school, or congregation. You can be of any
faith or none.

We'll call for swift, bold, and comprehensive political action
to address global warming. By the time we get to Boston on
Saturday March 24, we expect the largest global warming
demonstration in the history of the United States.

To learn more, walk, help, donate, or organize a team, please visit

http://www.climatewalk.org/

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Events from the Massachusetts Conference, UCC
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Read the Pastoral Excellence Program Newsletter
http://www.macucc.org/pep/index.htm


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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator - February 9 & 10, 2007
------------------------------------------------
The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator
with John and Caroline Westerhoff

Register today!

Please register by January 15th.

Between January 15 and 31, add $10 for a late
fee.

This event will take place at...
Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
February 9th and 10th, 2007
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Register now for this wonderful event which features two of the leading
minds in the fields of Christian formation and education and lay
leadership within the church.

This event is open to all...we encourage you to come as a team from
your local church setting and include the pastor/s, Christian Education
professional, and lay leaders (members of the CE Board, Deacons, or
others).

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

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New England Association of United Church Educators - May 8-10, 2007
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Save the date: NEAUCE at Craigville
May 8-10, 2007

Catch the Faith---Pass it On with Keynote Speakers and Worship Leaders
from The Youth and Family Institute. More information to come but now is
the time to mark your calendar.

For more information:
http://www.auce-educators.org/AUCE%20HomePage/New%20England.html


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


Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

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

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 19, 2007

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Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
--------------------------------------
Monday, Feb. 5
3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Peck COnference Room

As you already know, Dr. Sharon Taylor has resigned her position as
Librarian of the Franklin Trask Library to accept a position as
Librarian at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

We will hold a Farewell Reception for Sharon on Monday, February 5th
from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Peck Conference Room. We hope that you will be
able to attend to celebrate Sharon's 17 years of service to Andover
Newton Theological School. So put the date on your calendar and come
and join us as we honor Sharon and bless her on her way to a new
adventure in her life.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

-------------------------------------
Heat Maintenance on Campus
-------------------------------------
The ANTS heating system requires regular maintenance to keep it
functioning well. That means that on a daily basis, Monday through
Thursday, the whole system is shut down for about an hour during the
morning. On Fridays the entire system is flushed to insure that there
will be no weekend problems, a process that requires 2-3 hours and is
done in the mid-afternoon. Our system requires this maintenance on a
weekly basis, because of the type of equipment we have. We wanted you
to be aware of this in case you turn your heat up during one of those
periods and it doesn't seem to respond. Let me know if you have any
questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


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

Thursday, January 18, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 18, 2007

NEW
- Compassionate Visit II - Saturday, March 3

REVIEW
- Keep Our Community From Going Hungry
- Weekly peace Vigil on the Quad
- PRAYER VIGIL FOR ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH ATLANTA GA. - Tomorrow
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
- From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
- Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
- Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION

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Compassionate Visit II - Saturday, March 3
------------------------------------------
March 3, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Worcester Hall

ANTS and the BTI are sponsoring a session, the Compassionate Visit II, on Saturday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Worcester Hall on the campus of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA.
This session is free and open to the public.

There are two goals for this session:
1) to initiate visits to the sick, dying or shut-ins and their families or to make existing visits more productive
2) to initiate dialogue between health care professionals and the spiritual leaders of our communities.

To that end, the Rev. Dr. Ronald J. Hindelang, Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor and Staff Chaplain at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and Dr. John R. Siberski S.J., M.D., board certified in internal medicine, psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry with primary interest in dementias, particularly Alzheimer's Disease, and end-of-life issues, will be presenting information drawn from their years of education and experience with the hope of making each of us better informed, better visitors.

For more information and if you have specific questions/issues you would like to have addressed by either Dr. Hindelang or Dr. Siberski, or if you need additional information,
please contact

Iris Brough
781-837-3612
brough@trysb.net


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Keep Our Community From Going Hungry
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Friends,

Please keep our food pantry in your hearts, minds and hands. A student wrote me today, "I've noticed lately that food is being snapped off the shelf as soon as anyone puts it there. I helped someone carry in three large bags of stuff the other day and it was gone within hours. Food pantry shelves frequently are empty. Scary to think people are going hungry."

An essential part of waging peace in the world is being mindful of those less fortunate. If you have something to spare, please share it. I encourage you all to ask your field ed sites, churches and friends to make contributions as they are able. Please leave non-perishable foods in the food pantry in Sturtevant and clothes, toiletries and hygiene products either in my office on the first floor of Worcester or the donation box for Victory House in the front hall of Stoddard.


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

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Weekly peace Vigil on the Quad
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Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
Every Wednesday from noon to 12:50 p.m.

This humble yet powerful act of witnessing in the ANTS community takes 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.

Contact: Kurt Walker
Email: kwalker@ants.edu

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PRAYER VIGIL FOR ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH ATLANTA GA. - Tomorrow
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AND FOR
PASTOR BRADLEY SCHMELING
FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2007
11 AM to 3 PM
STUDENT LOUNGE/STUERTEVANT

All invited to participate in vigil to support
St. John's Lutheran Church and their Pastor Bradley Schmeling.

August 8, 2006, Bishop Ronald Warren of the Southeastern Synod filed formal charges with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) against Pastor Schmeling because of his committed relationship with Rev. Darin Easler.

Currently, the ELCA has a policy that excludes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in relationships from the ordained ministry. The congregation, which stands in solidarity with Pastor Schmeling, prays the ELCA will change its policy or that Bishop Warren will drop the charges before a disciplinary hearing is scheduled to begin on January 19, 2007.

I will be keeping vigil between 11am and 3pm on Friday January 19. Please bring inclusive spiritual readings to share and of course silence is always welcome.

Please go to http://stjohnsatlanta.org/prayervigil.php5 to sign up for the prayer vigil and to view the encouraging company you will have. Please sign up even if you are not able to vigil in person but are willing to hold vigil within your hearts and in your own way.


Julianna Donofrio
CDonofrio@ants.edu

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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

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"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
---------------------------------------------------------
OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON ANNOUNCES:
The 2007 Crawford Lecture

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History."

By William R. Herzog II
Academic Dean, Andover Newton Theological School
At Old South Church in Boston
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm.

Old South Church in Boston presents the 2007 Crawford Lecturer: William R. Herzog II, Member of Red Sox Nation & author of The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, speaking on "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." The Crawford Lecture will take place in the main sanctuary of Old South Church on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. The lecture occurs on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birthday.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/013107herzog.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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>From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
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Friday, February 9, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Meeting House
Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton

In this hands on workshop, we will examine the great scriptural passages, hymns, and spiritual songs of Lent, all with an eye toward renewing Lenten worship life in the church today. Participants will deepen their theological understanding of the Lenten season, explore new worship and musical ideas and resources, and leave the workshop with a personalized preaching and music schedule from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Perfect for clergy, music directors, and lay leaders of all ages. Come ready to sing (or just to listen), and to clarify how this year's season of Lent can renew our life together.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020907boulton.htm


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Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
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February 13, 2007
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Peck Conference Room

Rev. Delle McCormick Executive Director of BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona will explore the issues and root causes of immigration and introduce a holistic practice of engaging these issues and living in solidarity with our Latin American neighbors.

Rev. Delle McCormick, is a UCC minister, formerly pastor in Rhode Island and now Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona. BorderLinks is a bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border focusing on the issues of global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence. Rev.
McCormick has spent many years living and working in Chipas, Mexico and Curnevaca, Mexico. This evening will be a very informative and helpful presentation on how we can deal with immigration issues faithfully within the context of our congregations.

Professors Matthew Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern are taking a group of students on a Borderlinks trip to the border of Nogales Mexico and Arizona at the end of January.


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Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
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Revival of our Spirit, Revival of our Baptist Principles
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!

Please RSVP to Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell at 508-872-1176
or email fbcframingham@verizon.net by January 31st
with your name, email and phone number.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/021607revive.htm

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 17, 2006

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Keep Our Community From Going Hungry
------------------------------------------
Friends,

Please keep our food pantry in your hearts, minds and hands. A student wrote me today, "I've noticed lately that food is being snapped off the shelf as soon as anyone puts it there. I helped someone carry in three large bags of stuff the other day and it was gone within hours. Food pantry shelves frequently are empty. Scary to think people are going hungry."

An essential part of waging peace in the world is being mindful of those less fortunate. If you have something to spare, please share it. I encourage you all to ask your field ed sites, churches and friends to make contributions as they are able. Please leave non-perishable foods in the food pantry in Sturtevant and clothes, toiletries and hygiene products either in my office on the first floor of Worcester or the donation box for Victory House in the front hall of Stoddard.


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

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Weekly peace Vigil on the Quad
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Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
Every Wednesday from noon to 12:50 p.m.

This humble yet powerful act of witnessing in the ANTS community takes 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.

Contact: Kurt Walker
Email: kwalker@ants.edu

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PRAYER VIGIL FOR ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH ATLANTA GA.
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AND FOR
PASTOR BRADLEY SCHMELING
FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2007
11 AM to 3 PM
STUDENT LOUNGE/STURTEVANT

All invited to participate in vigil to support
St. John's Lutheran Church and their Pastor Bradley Schmeling.

August 8, 2006, Bishop Ronald Warren of the Southeastern Synod filed formal charges with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) against Pastor Schmeling because of his committed relationship with Rev. Darin Easler.

Currently, the ELCA has a policy that excludes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in relationships from the ordained ministry. The congregation, which stands in solidarity with Pastor Schmeling, prays the ELCA will change its policy or that Bishop Warren will drop the charges before a disciplinary hearing is scheduled to begin on January 19, 2007.

I will be keeping vigil between 11am and 3pm on Friday January 19. Please bring inclusive spiritual readings to share and of course silence is always welcome.

Please go to http://stjohnsatlanta.org/prayervigil.php5 to sign up for the prayer vigil and to view the encouraging company you will have. Please sign up even if you are not able to vigil in person but are willing to hold vigil within your hearts and in your own way.


Julianna Donofrio
CDonofrio@ants.edu

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 16, 2007

NEW
- CYF Opportunities for UU Seminarians
- PRAYER VIGIL FOR ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH ATLANTA GA.

REVIEW
- WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
- An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
- New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31

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CYF Opportunities for UU Seminarians
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One of the most exciting and revolutionary projects of Unitarian Universalism has just begun in the form of an online church and spiritual community. The Church of the Younger Fellowship is a specialty ministry effort between the Church of the Larger Fellowship and young adult UUs from around the globe. The CYF has nearly four hundred members representing four continents and offers many of us at Meadville Lombard the opportunity to help the CYF and our own ministries.

Currently, the CYF is seeking applicants for several volunteer positions ideally held by seminarians and young-adult ministers. The CYF is looking to create a chaplaincy team of several young adult seminarians who have completed at least one unit of CPE. CYF Chaplains would be charged with responding to pastoral care requests from CYF members via email. CYF members in need may also be referred to Chaplains and be asked to support discussion leaders as need arises.

The CYF is also interested in finding a young adult seminarian or minister who would be willing to lead a "New To UUism" discussion group. Resources and an existing course curriculum are available, as well as assistance in creating new topics relevant to young adults.

As the CYF is currently the fastest growing segment of any church in the UUA and is the most advanced utilization of technology for spiritual outreach throughout the denomination, these two positions are excellent opportunities for any aspiring minister's résumé. Don't miss the chance to become a part of the church that will eventually be taught in UU History in the next generation!

Time commitment is limited to several hours a month and most correspondence will occur via email and the http://uucyf.org website. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 - 35 and all chaplaincy applicants must have completed one unit of CPE. Please write to info@uucyf.org to see how you might contribute to this essential ministry and help others to "Keep the Faith."

As always, the CYF is looking for audio, video and text sermons to share with its membership: please write to info@uucyf.org to find out how you can publish your work.

I thank you for your time and consideration. Please contact me with any questions or contacts.


Sincerely,

Kimberlee Tomczak
CYF Facilitator
http://uucyf.org

CMWD Young Adult website: http://cmwd.uuyan.org/

CMWD Youth Website: http://www.cmwd-uua.org/youth.html

Phone: 608-873-5361

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PRAYER VIGIL FOR ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH ATLANTA GA.
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AND FOR
PASTOR BRADLEY SCHMELING
FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2007
11 AM to 3 PM
STUDENT LOUNGE/STURTEVANT

All invited to participate in vigil to support
St. John's Lutheran Church and their Pastor Bradley Schmeling.

August 8, 2006, Bishop Ronald Warren of the Southeastern Synod filed formal charges with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) against Pastor Schmeling because of his committed relationship with Rev. Darin Easler.

Currently, the ELCA has a policy that excludes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in relationships from the ordained ministry. The congregation, which stands in solidarity with Pastor Schmeling, prays the ELCA will change its policy or that Bishop Warren will drop the charges before a disciplinary hearing is scheduled to begin on January 19, 2007.

I will be keeping vigil between 11am and 3pm on Friday January 19. Please bring inclusive spiritual readings to share and of course silence is always welcome.

Please go to http://stjohnsatlanta.org/prayervigil.php5 to sign up for the prayer vigil and to view the encouraging company you will have. Please sign up even if you are not able to vigil in person but are willing to hold vigil within your hearts and in your own way.

Julianna Donofrio
CDonofrio@ants.edu


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WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
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Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesdays Jan 9, 16, 23 (and maybe 30). Please feel free to drop in--or make an appointment. If you won't be on campus, but we've already met, feel free to email me with questions about a draft you're working on.

In February, I plan to be on campus on Tuesdays 10 to 3, and either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. I'll be setting up another writing group (or 2)--email me for details.

Once again, I'm happy to work with any ANTS student, on any issue. If you made a resolution about writing better (or enjoying it more!) now's the time to take action!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
Tutor@ants.edu, Worcester 302


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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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New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
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January 18, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peck Room

New England Women Ministers Association will be holding their Annual Winter Forum and Luncheon at Andover Newton on January 18, 2007 from 10-2 in the George Peck Conference Room. The theme of this year's forum is Living into Shalom.

Registration is open to all women clergy, religious educators and seminarians

Cost: Fee includes luncheon

Luncheon $25
Students $5

email liz@significant.com or call 508-450-0431 for more information


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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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"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
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OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON ANNOUNCES:
The 2007 Crawford Lecture

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History."

By William R. Herzog II
Academic Dean, Andover Newton Theological School
At Old South Church in Boston
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm.

Old South Church in Boston presents the 2007 Crawford Lecturer: William R. Herzog II, Member of Red Sox Nation & author of The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, speaking on "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." The Crawford Lecture will take place in the main sanctuary of Old South Church on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. The lecture occurs on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birthday.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/013107herzog.htm

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

Friday, January 12, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 12, 2007 - EVENT BOARD

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Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue - March 16-24
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Author and activist Bill McKibben invites you to join the Interfaith
Walk for Climate Rescue, Northampton to Boston, March 16-24, 2007.

You can walk for an hour, an afternoon, a weekend, or the whole
nine days. You can walk as an individual, a family, or a team
from your community, school, or congregation. You can be of any
faith or none.

We'll call for swift, bold, and comprehensive political action
to address global warming. By the time we get to Boston on
Saturday March 24, we expect the largest global warming
demonstration in the history of the United States.

To learn more, walk, help, donate, or organize a team, please visit

http://www.climatewalk.org/


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Spiritual Gifts Workshop - January 20, 2007
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The American baptist Churches of Massachusetts is sponsoring a Spiritual Gifts Workshop on Saturday, January 20th at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, Massachusetts from 9:30 a.m. to 4: pm. Cost $25 includes lunch and workbook. Come and spend a day SHAPING your ministry for Christ. Further details and registration information is available at www.tabcomvolunteers.org.

Diane L. Badger
Director of Volunteer Ministry
The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
badger@tabcom.org or diane.badger@comcast.net
phone 508-339-8625
cell 508-369-6291


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Events from the Massachusetts Conference, UCC
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Read the Pastoral Excellence Program Newsletter
http://www.macucc.org/pep/index.htm

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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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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator - February 9 & 10, 2007
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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator
with John and Caroline Westerhoff

Register today!

Please register by January 15th.

Between January 15 and 31, add $10 for a late
fee.

This event will take place at...
Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
February 9th and 10th, 2007
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Register now for this wonderful event which features two of the leading minds in the fields of Christian formation and education and lay leadership within the church.

This event is open to all...we encourage you to come as a team from your local church setting and include the pastor/s, Christian Education professional, and lay leaders (members of the CE Board, Deacons, or others).

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


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Addressing Violence In, Among & Around Us: Moving to Compassion - January 19
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with Michael Crosby, OFM Cap.
Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm - Sunday, January 21, 1 pm
$275 pp double room/central bath/$175 Commuter Rate

It has been said that violence is the ocean in which we swim. When we realize that the heart of all violence and abuse is the need to control, we discover that violence is not just "out there" but in and among us as well. This very practical workshop will help us see that power is at the heart of all violence as well as nonviolence, control as well as care, indifference as well as compassion. In the process, we will discuss how God and religion fit into the schema, our understanding of original sin and how we can cultivate communities of compassion.

Michael Crosby, OFM Cap., belongs to the Midwest Province of the Capuchin Franciscans. He is an award-winning author of 16 books, including: Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Challenge for First World Christians, and House of Disciples: Economics and Justice in Matthew. His effort to promote justice in institutional Catholicism is expressed in The Dysfunctional Church: Addiction and Codependency in the Family of Catholicism. He has authored books and lectures on the topic of corporate social responsibility, and advises investors concerned about using their monies to promote social change. He offers retreats, workshops and talks in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

For information or to register*
call guest services at Mercy Center 203-245-0401
or visit our website www.mercybythesea.org

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New England Association of United Church Educators - May 8-10, 2007
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Save the date: NEAUCE at Craigville
May 8-10, 2007

Catch the Faith---Pass it On with Keynote Speakers and Worship Leaders from The Youth and Family Institute. More information to come but now is the time to mark your calendar.

For more information:
http://www.auce-educators.org/AUCE%20HomePage/New%20England.html


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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, January 12, 2007

NEW
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Monday, January 15, 2007 - School Closed
- Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
- Save the Date - Dean Herzog's Inauguration - March 24, 2007


NEXT WEEK
- An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
- New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
- Current Exhibits in the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center

REVIEW
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
- From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
- Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
- Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Leadership Responses to Difficult Behavior
- Lenten Retreat - March 11-13, 2007


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Monday, January 15, 2007 - School Closed
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The school offices and Franklin Trask Library will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2007 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
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February 13, 2007
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Peck Conference Room

Rev. Delle McCormick Executive Director of BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona will explore the issues and root causes of immigration and introduce a holistic practice of engaging these issues and living in solidarity with our Latin American neighbors.

Rev. Delle McCormick, is a UCC minister, formerly pastor in Rhode Island and now Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona. BorderLinks is a bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border focusing on the issues of global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence. Rev.
McCormick has spent many years living and working in Chipas, Mexico and Curnevaca, Mexico. This evening will be a very informative and helpful presentation on how we can deal with immigration issues faithfully within the context of our congregations.

Professors Matthew Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern are taking a group of students on a Borderlinks trip to the border of Nogales Mexico and Arizona at the end of January.

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Save the Date - Dean Herzog's Inauguration - March 24, 2007
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March 24, 2007
2:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church in Newton

The formal ceremony in recognition of William R. Herzog II as Dean of the Faculty of Andover Newton will take place at First Baptist Church in Newton, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. All are invited!

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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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New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
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January 18, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peck Room

New England Women Ministers Association will be holding their Annual Winter Forum and Luncheon at Andover Newton on January 18, 2007 from 10-2 in the George Peck Conference Room. The theme of this year's forum is Living into Shalom.

Registration is open to all women clergy, religious educators and seminarians

Cost: Fee includes luncheon

Luncheon $25
Students $5

email liz@significant.com or call 508-450-0431 for more information

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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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WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
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Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesdays Jan 9, 16, 23 (and maybe 30). Please feel free to drop in--or make an appointment. If you won't be on campus, but we've already met, feel free to email me with questions about a draft you're working on.

In February, I plan to be on campus on Tuesdays 10 to 3, and either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. I'll be setting up another writing group (or 2)--email me for details.

Once again, I'm happy to work with any ANTS student, on any issue. If you made a resolution about writing better (or enjoying it more!) now's the time to take action!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
Tutor@ants.edu, Worcester 302

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Current Exhibits in the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center
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(Third Floor Sturtevant)

Art Night of the Soul: Cycles of Depression and Hope
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An Exhibit of Current and Retrospective Views of Despair, Depression
and Dark Nights of the Soul
created by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Mandala Meditations
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A collection of mandalas done by various Andover Newton artists
(Mandalas are round works of art used as a meditative focus either in their creation or contemplation)

You are invited to view these unique expressions of visual art done with a healing intent.
Drop in to view the exhibits at any time.

For questions or guided tour, contact Joy Honen (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com).
FHS Center office hours: Tuesdays 2-4 pm

The Visual Arts Ministry is sponsored by the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Program.
Faculty director, Brita Gill-Austern


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"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
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OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON ANNOUNCES:
The 2007 Crawford Lecture

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History."

By William R. Herzog II
Academic Dean, Andover Newton Theological School
At Old South Church in Boston
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm.

Old South Church in Boston presents the 2007 Crawford Lecturer: William R. Herzog II, Member of Red Sox Nation & author of The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, speaking on "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." The Crawford Lecture will take place in the main sanctuary of Old South Church on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. The lecture occurs on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birthday.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/013107herzog.htm


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>From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
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Friday, February 9, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Meeting House
Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton

In this hands on workshop, we will examine the great scriptural passages, hymns, and spiritual songs of Lent, all with an eye toward renewing Lenten worship life in the church today. Participants will deepen their theological understanding of the Lenten season, explore new worship and musical ideas and resources, and leave the workshop with a personalized preaching and music schedule from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Perfect for clergy, music directors, and lay leaders of all ages. Come ready to sing (or just to listen), and to clarify how this year's season of Lent can renew our life together.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020907boulton.htm

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Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
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Revival of our Spirit, Revival of our Baptist Principles
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!

Please RSVP to Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell at 508-872-1176
or email fbcframingham@verizon.net by January 31st
with your name, email and phone number.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/021607revive.htm


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Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Leadership Responses to Difficult Behavior
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LEARN Empowerment Seminar
Instructor: Dr. Arthur Paul Boers
Dates: April 16 - May 11
Registration Deadline: April 6

If you've ever encountered difficult behavior in your congregation, this online LEARN Seminar is for you! ;-)

Church leaders inevitably face intense conflicts rooted in complicated relational, behavioral, familial and social dynamics. In this seminar we reflect on our vulnerabilities and discover the shape of responsible and faithful leadership. We investigate: how family systems understanding promotes non-anxiousness, developing self-awareness and self-understanding, current countercultural challenges in such conflicts, and spiritual resources for dealing with these challenges. We grow empowered as leaders and agents rather than victims.

Rev. Dr. Arthur Paul Boers is author of Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Responses to Difficult Behavior (Alban, 1999). He is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart Indiana. An ordained Mennonite minister and Benedictine oblate, he served for over sixteen years as a pastor in rural, urban, and church-planting settings in the USA and Canada. He is also a Benedictine Oblate.

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Lenten Retreat - March 11-13, 2007
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"INTO ANOTHER INTENSITY"
A Lenten Retreat of Poetry and Prayer

with Professor Mark S. Burrows
at Glastonbury Abbey
11 - 13 March 2007

Lent: a tender season when we chart the depths of Spirit in our lives, renew our sense of proportion, attend to the "space" of the heart, and reflect on the fragile and precious beauty that is ours.

This retreat of poetry and prayer focuses on one the great poems of the 20th century, "East Coker" from T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets. It will structure our gathering as we read and reflect upon the poem and hear in it Eliot's call to "arrive where you are, to get from where you are not" (here citing St. John of the Cross). No prior knowledge of or experience with Eliot's poetry is expected.

Meditative in tone, the retreat will blend talks on the poem, conversation with other retreatants, and time and space for one's own reflection.

This two-day retreat begins on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., at the guesthouse of Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, MA. It concludes on Tuesday, after lunch. All retreatants have private rooms (shared baths); the cost ($175) includes all meals.

Space is limited to sixteen.

To register and reserve a space, please contact:
Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228; or jshaw2@ants.edu


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

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007

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Reserving Worcester 303
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As of today, January 10, 2007, reservations for Worcester 303 will be
handled by David in the Dean's Office. To reserve the room, please send
your request by email only (no paper!) to dames@ants.edu. David will
confirm your request (if the room is available) by email.


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

Monday, January 08, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 8, 2007

In this message
- Nick Carter Travels to Pacific Rim
- Classifieds Bulletin Board Available!
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
- WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
- Accessing Your ANTS E-mail
- DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual

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Nick Carter Travels to Pacific Rim
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On Tuesday I leave for our long-planned trip to the Pacific rim (China/Taiwan/Japan/Hawaii), returning to the office on Tuesday January 30th. Accompanied by Dr. Sze-Kar Wan and my wife Debbi, we will be visiting 13 different schools, seminaries, institutes and foundations. We will also be meeting with alums in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Honolulu - preaching several times. The primary goals are to develop working relationships for faculty and student exchanges and explore possibilities for things like joint research and co-sponsored "border crossing" programs. Secondarily, we will be trying to nurture relationships with alums and churches in these areas. Then too, we hope to trace the footsteps of some of our early alumni/ae and promote the image of Andover Newton.

While I'm away, Dean Bill Herzog will be the officer-in-charge and is authorized to make all emergency and policy-related decisions on my behalf. Rose Costas and I will be in regular communication and I expect to be keeping up on all e mail.

Thank you for your prayers and hard work, which make this kind of ambassadorial trip possible.

N.

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Classifieds Bulletin Board Available!
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Do you have something for sale like textbooks, bookshelves, desks, a car? Or something you are giving away for free? Or are you needing to get something? Are you looking for, or offering, a service like babysitting?

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

To add a classified ad:

1. Go to Connect at https://connect.ants.edu.

2. Click the Campus Life tab.

3. In the Bulletin Boards portlet, click Classifieds.

4. Click Post a Message.

5. Enter a Subject and Message.

6. Click Save.

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"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History" - January 31
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OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON ANNOUNCES:
The 2007 Crawford Lecture

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History."

By William R. Herzog II
Academic Dean, Andover Newton Theological School

Old South Church in Boston
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm.

Old South Church in Boston presents the 2007 Crawford Lecturer: William R. Herzog II, Member of Red Sox Nation & author of The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, speaking on "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." The Crawford Lecture will take place in the main sanctuary of Old South Church on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. The lecture occurs on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birthday.

Red Sox Door Prizes include a baseball signed by a current Red Sox pitcher and a set of four tickets. Audience members are invited to come wearing their baseball paraphernalia: hats, shirts, etc. In the heart of winter, let us experience a bit of a January thaw by anticipating the warmth and excitement of a summer's game.

William R. Herzog II is Academic Dean of Andover Newton Theological School, the oldest independent theological school in the nation. He is a New Testament scholar and author of academic books as well as an avid fan and scholar of American baseball. Dean Herzog's book, The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, will be available for sale before and after the lecture. Dean Herzog will be available to sign books following the lecture.

Also participating will be Dr. Charles Steinberg, Vice President for Public Affairs with the Boston Red Sox. Dr. Steinberg will provide a brief preview of what we can look forward to from the Red Sox in the 2007 season.

The Crawford Lecture Series is named for Old South's Senior Minister Emeritus, the Rev. James W. Crawford, who served Old South with distinction for twenty-eight years, retiring in 2002. Dr. Crawford is also a citizen of Red Sox Nation.

Established in 1669, Old South Church in Boston is one of America's oldest congregations. Benjamin Franklin was baptized at Old South. Other prominent members include: Samuel Sewell, who penned the first anti-slavery tract in North America, The Selling of Joseph; Phillis Wheatley, the first published African American; Samuel Adams who started the Boston Tea Party from a meeting at Old South; Mother Goose, author of nursery rhymes and William Dawes who rode with Paul Revere.

Old South Church in Boston is located at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets at the Copley T Station.

Contact Information:

Nancy S. Taylor
Senior Minister

Old South Church in Boston
Boylston & Dartmouth Streets
at Copley Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 425-5150
nst@oldsouth.org

www.oldsouth.org

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WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
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Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesdays Jan 9, 16, 23 (and maybe 30). Please feel free to drop in--or make an appointment. If you won't be on campus, but we've already met, feel free to email me with questions about a draft you're working on.

In February, I plan to be on campus on Tuesdays 10 to 3, and either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. I'll be setting up another writing group (or 2)--email me for details.

Once again, I'm happy to work with any ANTS student, on any issue. If you made a resolution about writing better (or enjoying it more!) now's the time to take action!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
Tutor@ants.edu, Worcester 302

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Accessing Your ANTS E-mail
--------------------------------------
Please note that for accessing your email through a web browser, the only URL you should use is

https://webmail.ants.edu . There was an older URL several years ago that was

http://groupwise.ants.edu , but that URL is no longer supported from off of campus.

For those interested, we will be adding both POP3 and IMAP4 support for accessing your mail starting in the Spring. This will allow you to access your ants email from such programs as hotmail, macmail, outlook and many others. Details will follow in the Spring.

Thank You,
Brian Eastman

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DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual
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These are the class days, running 9:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m. each day:
Wednesday 1/17
Friday 1/19
Monday 1/22
Wednesday 1/24
Friday 1/26

Please keep THURSDAY 1/25 open and clear on your schedule, as we will use it as a make-up day if one of our class days has to be cancelled because of winter weather. [This happened the last time the course was offered.]

There will be NO workshop associated with this course on SATURDAY, 1/20. [There is a workshop on renewing worship that day at the Meeting House, but it is not connected to this course.]

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

Friday, January 05, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 3, 2007

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Student Wireless is Back
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The student wireless network is back up and running.

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Cafeteria Open In January
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Please come and join us in the cafeteria. We are serving breakfast and
lunch all through the month of January.

breakfast mon-thur 7:30-9:00am
Lunch mon-thur 11:30-1:30

All food is a la carte.

Highest price for full breakfast $4.00
full lunch $7.75

Hope to you see you there!

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Cafeteria Offers Beverages All Day
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The cafeteria has beverages available all day! We are currently serving
coffee, soda, juice,and milk.

The hours of operation in January are Monday thru Thursday 7:30 am to
1:30 pm. All beverages are $1.00 each.

Beginning in February we will be offering coffee at night and on the
weekends. Cafeteria hours will be back to the regular schedule. We are
now serving green mountain coffee roasters, fairly traded coffee's,in
the cafeteria as well as all catering services.

Beginning in February we will be offering what is called a K-cup self
service coffee (from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters). The cost is $1.00
each and tea is available as well.

The machine will be outside of the cafeteria and is only available from
6:30pm- 7:00 am Monday through Wednesday, and is available Thursday
night at 6:30pm thru Monday at 7:00am.


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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 5, 2007 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- Candlelight Vigil - January 10
- Events from the Massachusetts Conference, UCC
- Creative Worship Planning for Lent and Easter - January 17, 2007
- The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator - February 9 & 10, 2007
- Addressing Violence In, Among & Around Us: Moving to Compassion - January 19
- New England Association of United Church Educators - May 8-10, 2007
- New Jobs on the Web Site

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Candlelight Vigil - January 10
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This message from the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry
(RCFM) is sent to you by the MA Conference ONA Task Force...

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
January 10

A Call to Stop the Hate
Join us on Boston Common
at 6:30 PM


Shortly before the January 2nd ConCon, the Executive Director of
Catholic Citizenship verbally and physically assaulted a pro-marriage
equality supporter at a rally in Worcester.

This candlelight vigil is a call to stop the hate that leads to this
type of violence.

As we approach the next Constitutional Convention, we will likely see
an increase in hateful messages about marriage equality and gay and
lesbian families and their children.

Join us as we ask our opponents to denounce violence and hatred and
engage in peaceful and respectful dialogue.

Co-Sponsors: The Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, The Religious
Coalition for the Freedom to Marry, Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian
Political Caucus, The Fenway Community Health Center Violence Recovery
Program, Knowthyneighbor.org. MassEquality.

For more information, go to www.rcfm.org or write to info@rcfm.org.

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Events from the Massachusetts Conference, UCC
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Read the Pastoral Excellence Program Newsletter
http://www.macucc.org/pep/index.htm

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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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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator - February 9 & 10, 2007
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The Teaching Ministry of Pastor and Educator
with John and Caroline Westerhoff

Register today!

Please register by January 15th.

Between January 15 and 31, add $10 for a late
fee.

This event will take place at...
Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
February 9th and 10th, 2007
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Register now for this wonderful event which features two of the leading minds in the fields of Christian formation and education and lay leadership within the church.

This event is open to all...we encourage you to come as a team from your local church setting and include the pastor/s, Christian Education professional, and lay leaders (members of the CE Board, Deacons, or others).

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


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Addressing Violence In, Among & Around Us: Moving to Compassion - January 19
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with Michael Crosby, OFM Cap.
Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm - Sunday, January 21, 1 pm
$275 pp double room/central bath/$175 Commuter Rate

It has been said that violence is the ocean in which we swim. When we realize that the heart of all violence and abuse is the need to control, we discover that violence is not just "out there" but in and among us as well. This very practical workshop will help us see that power is at the heart of all violence as well as nonviolence, control as well as care, indifference as well as compassion. In the process, we will discuss how God and religion fit into the schema, our understanding of original sin and how we can cultivate communities of compassion.

Michael Crosby, OFM Cap., belongs to the Midwest Province of the Capuchin Franciscans. He is an award-winning author of 16 books, including: Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Challenge for First World Christians, and House of Disciples: Economics and Justice in Matthew. His effort to promote justice in institutional Catholicism is expressed in The Dysfunctional Church: Addiction and Codependency in the Family of Catholicism. He has authored books and lectures on the topic of corporate social responsibility, and advises investors concerned about using their monies to promote social change. He offers retreats, workshops and talks in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

For information or to register*
call guest services at Mercy Center 203-245-0401
or visit our website www.mercybythesea.org

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New England Association of United Church Educators - May 8-10, 2007
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Save the date: NEAUCE at Craigville
May 8-10, 2007

Catch the Faith---Pass it On with Keynote Speakers and Worship Leaders from The Youth and Family Institute. More information to come but now is the time to mark your calendar.

For more information:
http://www.auce-educators.org/AUCE%20HomePage/New%20England.html


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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, January 5, 2007

In this message
- Driving on the Quadrangle
- Accessing Your ANTS E-mail
- Calling All Baptist Students
- WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
- Cafeteria Position Open - More Info
- Current Exhibits in the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center
- From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
- DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual

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Driving on the Quadrangle
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A plea:

I realize that all the construction at the end of the quadrangle creates confusion and frustration. I apologize for that.

However, I want to plead with all of you not to let these problems cause you to take a short cut to drive your car across the quadrangle. Besides creating muddy ruts and killing grass, you are taking a risk that could cause you harm and the school a great deal of money. There are service tunnels running under the quadrangle (for heat and utilities) which could collapse under the weight of a car or truck.

It won't be much longer. Please be patient.

Thanks.

N.

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Accessing Your ANTS E-mail
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Please note that for accessing your email through a web browser, the only URL you should use is

https://webmail.ants.edu . There was an older URL several years ago that was

http://groupwise.ants.edu , but that URL is no longer supported from off of campus.

For those interested, we will be adding both POP3 and IMAP4 support for accessing your mail starting in the Spring. This will allow you to access your ants email from such programs as hotmail, macmail, outlook and many others. Details will follow in the Spring.

Thank You,

Brian Eastman
Manager of Information Technology
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 x301

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Calling All Baptist Students
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(especially American Baptists)

Come, explore opportunities for ministry with American Baptist Churches, USA

The Rev. Richard G. Harris
American Baptist Personnel Services
National Ministries
American Baptist Churches
Valley Forge, PA

Mr. Harris will be happy to discuss various opportunities for ministry calls and missionary appointments within the local churches, schools, agencies, organizations and institutions related to the American Baptist Churches. The American Baptist Personnel Services provides resources, including the Profiles of qualified candidates, for the position searches of most organizations related to the ABC,USA. Enrollment packets for the Profile are available in the office of Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students.

Mr. Harris will also have information about financial aid from the denomination, Chaplaincy opportunities and resources for ministry within National Minstries.

Available for interviews
Thursday, March 22, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Worcester, Room 303
Email: Richard.harris@abc-usa.org


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WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
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Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesdays Jan 9, 16, 23 (and maybe 30). Please feel free to drop in--or make an appointment. If you won't be on campus, but we've already met, feel free to email me with questions about a draft you're working on.

In February, I plan to be on campus on Tuesdays 10 to 3, and either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. I'll be setting up another writing group (or 2)--email me for details.

Once again, I'm happy to work with any ANTS student, on any issue. If you made a resolution about writing better (or enjoying it more!) now's the time to take action!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
Tutor@ants.edu, Worcester 302

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Cafeteria Position Open - More Info
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Sodexho has a few positions open for employment in the cafeteria. We currently need a person with a little culinary background,to perform basic kitchen duties.i.e: salad bar prep, deli prep, catering and assistant to the chef.

If this appeals to anyone please contact:

Elizabeth Bostwick
Foodservice Director at ants
617 964-1100 x303

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Current Exhibits in the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center
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(Third Floor Sturtevant)

"Art heals by accepting the pain
and doing something with it."
Shaun McNiff

Art Night of the Soul: Cycles of Depression and Hope
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An Exhibit of Current and Retrospective Views of Despair, Depression
and Dark Nights of the Soul
created by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)


Mandala Meditations
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A collection of mandalas done by various Andover Newton artists

(Mandalas are round works of art used as a meditative focus either in their creation or contemplation)

You are invited to view these unique expressions of visual art done with a healing intent.

Drop in to view the exhibits at any time.

For questions or guided tour, contact Joy Honen (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com).
FHS Center office hours: Tuesdays 2-4 pm

The Visual Arts Ministry is sponsored by the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Program.
Faculty director, Brita Gill-Austern

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>From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
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Friday, February 9, 2007
9:30 a.m. * 3:00 p.m.
The Meeting House
Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton

In this hands on workshop, we will examine the great scriptural passages, hymns, and spiritual songs of Lent, all with an eye toward renewing Lenten worship life in the church today. Participants will deepen their theological understanding of the Lenten season, explore new worship and musical ideas and resources, and leave the workshop with a personalized preaching and music schedule from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Perfect for clergy, music directors, and lay leaders of all ages. Come ready to sing (or just to listen), and to clarify how this year's season of Lent can renew our life together.

Matthew Myer Boulton is Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA, and Associate Pastor and Music Director of Hope Church in Jamaica Plain, MA (www.hopeboston.org).

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/020907boulton.htm


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DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual
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These are the class days, running 9:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m. each day:
Wednesday 1/17
Friday 1/19
Monday 1/22
Wednesday 1/24
Friday 1/26

Please keep THURSDAY 1/25 open and clear on your schedule, as we will use it as a make-up day if one of our class days has to be cancelled because of winter weather. [This happened the last time the course was offered.]

There will be NO workshop associated with this course on SATURDAY, 1/20. [There is a workshop on renewing worship that day at the Meeting House, but it is not connected to this course.]

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

Thursday, January 04, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Thursday, January 4, 2007

In this message
- REGISTER NOW: Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual
- Cafeteria Opening
- Cafeteria Offers Beverages All Day, Closes at 10:00 pm Each Night
- Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Leadership Responses to Difficult Behavior
- Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
- Cafeteria Open In January
- New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007


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REGISTER NOW: 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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DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual
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These are the class days, running 9:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m. each day:
Wednesday 1/17
Friday 1/19
Monday 1/22
Wednesday 1/24
Friday 1/26

Please keep THURSDAY 1/25 open and clear on your schedule, as we will use it as a make-up day if one of our class days has to be cancelled because of winter weather. [This happened the last time the course was offered.]

There will be NO workshop associated with this course on SATURDAY, 1/20. [There is a workshop on renewing worship that day at the Meeting House, but it is not connected to this course.]

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Cafeteria Opening
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A full-time position is available in the ANTS cafeteria, with a great
benefits package after 3 months. If you are interested in this position
please contact Director of the Cafeteria Liz Bostwick at 617-964-1100,
extension 303.

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Cafeteria Offers Beverages All Day, Closes at 10:00 pm Each Night
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The cafeteria has beverages available all day! We are currently serving
coffee, soda, juice,and milk.

The hours of operation in January are Monday thru Thursday 7:30 am to
1:30 pm. All beverages are $1.00 each.

Beginning in February we will be offering coffee at night and on the
weekends. Cafeteria hours will be back to the regular schedule. We are
now serving green mountain coffee roasters, fairly traded coffee's,in
the cafeteria as well as all catering services.

Beginning in February we will be offering what is called a K-cup self
service coffee (from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters). The cost is $1.00
each and tea is available as well.

The machine will be outside of the cafeteria and is only available from
6:30pm- 10:00 pm Monday through Wednesday, and is available Thursday
night until 10:00 pm and all day Friday until 10:00 pm.

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Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Leadership Responses to Difficult Behavior
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LEARN Empowerment Seminar
Instructor: Dr. Arthur Paul Boers
Dates: April 16 - May 11
Registration Deadline: April 6

If you've ever encountered difficult behavior in your congregation, this online LEARN Seminar is for you! ;-)

Church leaders inevitably face intense conflicts rooted in complicated relational, behavioral, familial and social dynamics. In this seminar we reflect on our vulnerabilities and discover the shape of responsible and faithful leadership. We investigate: how family systems understanding promotes non-anxiousness, developing self-awareness and self-understanding, current countercultural challenges in such conflicts, and spiritual resources for dealing with these challenges. We grow empowered as leaders and agents rather than victims.

Rev. Dr. Arthur Paul Boers is author of Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Responses to Difficult Behavior (Alban, 1999). He is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart Indiana. An ordained Mennonite minister and Benedictine oblate, he served for over sixteen years as a pastor in rural, urban, and church-planting settings in the USA and Canada. He is also a Benedictine Oblate.

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Revive Us Again!- February 16-17, 2007 - UPDATED, FEE REDUCTION
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Revival of our Spirit, Revival of our Baptist Principles
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. Nick Carter, President, Andover Newton Theological School
Rev. Cynthia Maybeck, pastor, Trinity Church in Northborough, MA
Rev. Nancy Hitt, pastor, First Baptist Church of Natick, MA
Rev. Dr. Liliana Da Valle, Executive Minister, ABC of Rhode Island
Rev. Alan Newton, Executive Minister, ABC of Rochester-Genesee
Rev. June Cooper, Minister of Outreach, First Baptist Church in Framingham, MA
and Executive Director, City Mission Society, Boston, MA

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 9:30 p.m. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
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,
Led by Rev. June Cooper

Registration fee (to cover the cost of meals on Saturday) is $20, payable at the Revival.

*For accommodations, please see the separate Travel and Accommodations notice.

Revive Us Again!
is endorsed by the following churches and organizations:

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
The Samuel Stillman Association (MA)
American Baptist Churches of Rochester-Genesee
Roger Williams Fellowship
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
First Baptist Church, Framingham, MA
First Baptist Church, Greenfield, MA

Please RSVP to Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell at 508-872-1176
or email fbcframingham@verizon.net by January 31st
with your name, email and phone number.

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Cafeteria Open In January
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Please come and join us in the cafeteria. We are serving breakfast and lunch all through the month of January.

breakfast mon-thur 7:30-9:00am
Lunch mon-thur 11:30-1:30

All food is a la carte.

Highest price for full breakfast $4.00
full lunch $7.75

Hope to you see you there!

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New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
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January 18, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peck Room

New England Women Ministers Association will be holding their Annual Winter Forum and Luncheon at Andover Newton on January 18, 2007 from 10-2 in the George Peck Conference Room. The theme of this year's forum is Living into Shalom.

The day will begin with welcoming refreshments followed by an interactive presentation with Beverly Preswood Taylor, Executive Director of the Brookfield Institute, a nonprofit organization which strives to builds peace through integrating the practices for becoming healthy persons, healthy communities and a sustainable earth.

A buffet luncheon will follow the program. The event will end with a brief interfaith worship service.

Registration is open to all women clergy, religious educators and seminarians

Cost: Fee includes luncheon

Luncheon $25
Students $5

Mail to:
Rev.Liz Magill
168 Church St.
Waltham, MA 02452
on or before January 11, 2007

email liz@significant.com or call 508-450-0431 for more information

SAVE THE DATE: NEWMA RETREAT at Miramar in Duxbury
APRIL 24-26, 2007

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

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Tuesday, January 2, 2007 - Happy New Year!

In this message
- Shoebox Ministry
- New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Spring Events
- Lenten Retreat - March 11-13, 2007
- A Cure for Budget Woes
- An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007

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Shoebox Ministry
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Dear Fellow Members of the ANTS Beloved Community:

On the morning of December 21st members of the Student Baptist Fellowship along with faculty and staff members loaded and delivered 317 Christmas and Holiday Shoeboxes to Pine Street Inn, Victory House, and the women and children of Casa Myrna Vazquez Inc. The directors of these agencies have asked me to pass along their gratefulness for your efforts. Many persons, families, and children were - through your caring action - reminded of their membership in God's beloved community. For people who are homeless, the hardship of not having a place of their own to lay their heads down in peace continues, but it is a small comfort to know people are thinking about them and their plight. Thank you all for extending a piece of hope to people who happen to be homeless during this past Season. I hope this annual exercise will continue and serve as a means to keep our minds and our energies focused on fighting the structural causes of homelessness and poverty.

Peace

Toni DiPina
ANTS Baptist Fellowship Group


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New England Women Ministers Association - January 18, 2007
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January 18, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peck Room

New England Women Ministers Association will be holding their Annual Winter Forum and Luncheon at Andover Newton on January 18, 2007 from 10-2 in the George Peck Conference Room. The theme of this year's forum is Living into Shalom.

The day will begin with welcoming refreshments followed by an interactive presentation with Beverly Preswood Taylor, Executive Director of the Brookfield Institute, a nonprofit organization which strives to builds peace through integrating the practices for becoming healthy persons, healthy communities and a sustainable earth.

A buffet luncheon will follow the program. The event will end with a brief interfaith worship service.

Registration is open to all women clergy, religious educators and seminarians

Cost: Fee includes luncheon

Luncheon $25
Students $5

Mail to:
Rev.Liz Magill
168 Church St.
Waltham, MA 02452
on or before January 11, 2007

email liz@significant.com or call 508-450-0431 for more information

SAVE THE DATE: NEWMA RETREAT at Miramar in Duxbury
APRIL 24-26, 2007

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Spring Events
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians"

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.

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 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 ($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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Lenten Retreat - March 11-13, 2007
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"INTO ANOTHER INTENSITY"
A Lenten Retreat of Poetry and Prayer

with
Professor Mark S. Burrows
at
Glastonbury Abbey
11 - 13 March 2007

Lent: a tender season when we chart the depths of Spirit in our lives, renew our sense of proportion, attend to the "space" of the heart, and reflect on the fragile and precious beauty that is ours.

This retreat of poetry and prayer focuses on one the great poems of the 20th century, "East Coker" from T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets. It will structure our gathering as we read and reflect upon the poem and hear in it Eliot's call to "arrive where you are, to get from where you are not" (here citing St. John of the Cross). No prior knowledge of or experience with Eliot's poetry is expected.

Meditative in tone, the retreat will blend talks on the poem, conversation with other retreatants, and time and space for one's own reflection.

This two-day retreat begins on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., at the guesthouse of Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, MA. It concludes on Tuesday, after lunch. All retreatants have private rooms (shared baths); the cost ($175) includes all meals.

Space is limited to sixteen.

To register and reserve a space, please contact:
Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228; or jshaw2@ants.edu

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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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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


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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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