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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, February 28, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Holy Play: A New Book By Kirk Byron Jones
- V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
- Bicentennial Student Association T-Shirts
- SA Officer Candidate Forum
- Conference on Ministries and Northeast Seminary Swing- this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

REVIEW

- Glasses Found
- A Reminder to Our Part-time Residents
- Community Art Exhibit
- International Women's Day Chapel - March 7, 2007
- Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
- 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
- Amplify Their Call!
- Compassionate Visit II - Saturday, March 3
- Purim Celebration
- Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback

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Holy Play: A New Book By Kirk Byron Jones
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Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley, has recently published Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose by Kirk Byron Jones.

The book, Jones' seventh in as many years, has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "an engaging counterweight to the popular idea that God has predetermined a unique, singular purpose for each human life."

At the heart of Holy Play is Jones' contention that "purpose is not something we passively receive from God, but something we actively co-create with God." Jones offers the following 5 steps for joyfully playing your purpose:

1. Believe that God is your divine partner, not your domineering parent.
2. Believe that vocation is an open possibility, not a closed proposition.
3. Accept that you are not just creature but creator as well.
4. Dream your way to purpose.
5. Joyfully play your dreams.

To read a book excerpt and learn about a special free gift for purchasing Holy Play by May 31, 2007, visit www.holyplay.com.

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V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
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March 8, 2007
5:30pm
Sturtevant

Come watch V for Vendetta with your fellow students! Please join us afterwards for a discussion about the issues of institutional authority and oppression this film raises, as well as learning how this film engages issues that are prevalent in our own society.

Contact: Tempest Brevard, Kate Johansen, Liz Miller, and Kerstin Palm
Email: tbrevard@ants.edu, soxgirl_09@yahoo.com, emiller@ants.edu, kpalm1@comcast.net

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

If you haven't already received one this year, please email the Student Association Executive Board to get one, SA@ants.edu.

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SA Officer Candidate Forum
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March 6th
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Small dining room

We have two candidates for the open SA Officer positions.

SA Vice President: Jason Boyd
SA Secretary: Chris Findlay

Chris and Jason's "Letters of Intent" are posted on the SA Connect page. These letters include a brief statement about their involvement on campus and their goals should they be elected.

The SA is holding a Candidate Forum Tuesday evening to give you the opportunity to ask our candidates any questions you may have for them.

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Conference on Ministries and Northeast Seminary Swing- this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
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Greetings from the Admissions/Recruitment Office!

We have included below the full Schedule of Events for our two-day Conference on Ministries Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3.

You are especially invited to come to our reception in Upper Noyes Hall from 5-5:30 and please let us know if you would like to stay for dinner immediately following.

But that's not all! This year, we will be hosting a group of about 10 men from Morehouse College, the only all male historically black institution of higher learning in the United States. They are on their bi-annual Seminary swing of the Northeast. We will be giving them a campus tour from 5-5:30, dinner from 5:30-6:30, and then a session called "All About ANTS" from 6:30-7:30 in Sturtevant Hall. Please let us know if you would like to participate in any part of this Part 2 of our Conference on Ministries!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, March 2, 2007

8:30-9:00 Registration/Coffee/Continental Breakfast Meetinghouse
9:00-9:15 Welcome & Opening Prayer Meetinghouse
Priscilla Deck, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Len Hayward, MDIV student, Student Association President
Announcements
Peg Carroll, Director of Enrollment
9:20-10:30 Student Led Reflection Groups Davis Hall Classrooms
10:30-12:00 Financial Aid (sign up for individual appts.) Worcester Hall-Rm.101A
10:30-11:00 Campus Tours/Break Stoddard Lobby
(Gather in Stoddard Lobby to meet your tour guide)
11:00-11:50 Sample Classes Davis Hall Classrooms
Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton D301
"Introduction to Christian Worship"
Dr. Gregory Mobley Stoddard Hall
"The River: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible II"
(Note: you will be joining the second half of an actual class)
12:00-1:00 Lunch Upper Noyes Hall
1:00-1:30 Financial Aid Presentation and Q&A Meetinghouse
Rosemary Turano, Financial Aid Coordinator
1:30-2:20 Sample Classes Davis Hall Classrooms
Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton D301
"Introduction to Christian Worship"

Dr. Sarah Drummond D101
"Ministerial Leadership in Changing Times"
2:30-3:00 Campus Housing Tours/ Free Time Stoddard Lobby
(Gather in Stoddard Lobby for housing tours)
3:00-4:00 Student Life Panel Meetinghouse
Andover Newton students
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:00 Round Table: Seminary Survival Strategies Meetinghouse
Andover Newton students and families
5:00-5:30 Reception Upper Noyes Hall
5:30-7:00 Dinner Upper Noyes Hall
7:00 Informal Movie & Game Night Stoddard Hall, Sturtevant Hall
SATURDAY, March 3, 2007

8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast available Meetinghouse
8:10-8:30 Opening Meditation/Prayer Meetinghouse
Welcome and Announcements
Peg Carroll, Director of Enrollment
8:30-10:15 Program Fair/Information Tables Berkeley, Sturtevant
Labyrinth Upper Noyes
9:30-12:30 Financial Aid individual appointments Worcester 101A
8:30-11:30 Bookstore
10:15-11:15 Alumni Round Table Meetinghouse
Moderator: Rev. Charley Eastman, MDiv '04
Kevin Goldenbogen, MA '99, {MDiv '07}
Laura Lapointe, MDiv '05
Rev. Eunice Wilson, MDiv '92
11:15-11:30 Break Meetinghouse
11:30-12:30 Faculty Panel Meetinghouse
Moderator: Priscilla Deck, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj, Judson-DeFreitas Professor of World Christianity
Dr. Valerie Elverton Dixon, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics
Dr. Carole R. Fontaine, John Taylor Professor of Biblical Theology & History
12:30-1:30 Lunch Cafeteria
1:30-2:00 Admissions Q & A Meetinghouse
Peg Carroll, Director of Enrollment
Darrick Jackson, Assistant Director of Admissions
2:00 -3:00 Workshop on Discernment Meetinghouse
Rev. Jade Angelica, DMin candidate
3:15 - 4:00 Worship Meetinghouse
Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton, Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching

· The Bookstore will be open Friday from 10:00-5:30 and Saturday from 8:30-11:30.
· The Library will be open Friday from 8:30-4:30 and Saturday from 1:00-5:00.
· Starting Saturday, the exhibit in the Meetinghouse is "WomenWatch: A Passage to Hope," sponsored by "Art Without Borders," a non-profit association dedicated to sponsoring artists from around the world whose work helps interpret the challenges and struggles of peoples and their creative responses to the circumstances of their lives. There is also a small exhibit on the third floor of Sturtevant Hall by Joy Honen, titled "Art Night of the Soul: Cycles of Depression and Hope."

Margaret L. Carroll
Director of Enrollment
Andover Newton Theological School

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Glasses Found
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A pair of glasses were found on the ground outside of Fuller Hall today, Tuesday February 27. They are in the Housing Office. If they belong to you, come pick them up.

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


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A Reminder to Our Part-time Residents
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Conference on Ministries
March 2-4, 2007

As part of preparation for the Conference on Ministries, we are asking for your assistance in welcoming guests who may become your fellow students and friends. We will be using every dorm room that is not normally occupied by a part-time resident (PTR) on the nights of Thursday March 1, Friday March 2, Saturday March 3, and possibly Sunday, March 4 to house visitors.

We ask that each of you take a moment to ensure that your room is clean/picked up/swept and all of your belongings are stored in the closet or a dresser drawer no later than noon on the day you normally leave. Please remember, you are solely responsible for the safety of your belongings. If there are things you would rather not leave in the room, please be sure to bring them home with you when you leave.

We realize that leaving by noon may be an inconvenience to students with morning classes, but the extra time will allow us to prepare the rooms for those who will be attending the conference. If you would be willing to pitch in and make up the bed for a guest before you leave, please let one of us know and linens will be delivered to the room earlier in the week. In past years, current students have left notes of welcome for the guests. We encourage you, if you feel so inclined, to do so, as this has always been well received and leaves a warm impression on our guests.

If you are a Monday PTR, please be aware that there may be a bag of linens in the room when you come in. Please leave the bag in the room. Someone will be by on Monday March 5 to pick up and clean the linens before 4:30 PM.

If you have any questions, please call Peg Carroll at 617-964-1100 x 294 or Amelia O'Dowd at x 261.

We appreciate your cooperation, and are most grateful for your help as we prepare for the prospective students who are scheduled to stay overnight.

A BIG thanks from the Admissions and Housing Offices!!!!

Peg, Darrick and Amelia

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Community Art Exhibit
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You(students, faculty, staff, friends and relatives)
are invited to submit art for The Annual Andover
Newton Community Art Exhibit (April 9- Commencement)to
be held in the Meetinghouse. Each person may submit up
to four pieces of any art form. Please submit art
before Friday, March 30 by giving it to Joy, OR
bringing it to the Meetinghouse and following
directions posted in the front lobby, OR by emailing
Joy (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)to set up a time to deliver
it. For each piece you submit, please write an
"artist's statement" including your name, the name of
the piece, the medium, and a short(3-4 sentences)
explanation of your process, intent or anything
interesting you have to say about yourself or the art.
Support the ARTS at ANTS by participating in this opportunity!

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International Women's Day Chapel - March 7, 2007
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March 7, 2007
1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel
Nepal Handicrafts Sale in Stoddard Entry, 4:45-5:45

With Bishnu Pariyar, Founder of EDWON, Rev. Ute Molitor and Sheela Jeyaraj

Come and join in the worldwide celebration at our Chapel Service led by international women. Bishnu Pariyar, founder of Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, will speak about her work with the world's most disadvantaged women, the Untouchables of poverty stricken Nepal.

Sponsored by Boston Women's United Nations Report Network

Flyer: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/030707chapel.pdf

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Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
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Monday, March 26, 2007
5:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

The 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, 2007. This year's lecturer is Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond, founder and President of The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation, Inc., of New Haven, CT. Dr. Bond received his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, where he served as Assistant Professor before joining the Faculty of The Divinity School of Yale University in 1996. His impressive Curriculum Vitae includes a broad range of teaching experiences, fellowships, awards, publications, presentations and addresses, filmed commentaries, professional associations, workshops, and research projects.

The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation trains and prepares leaders to dismantle the walls of alienation between men and women, Blacks and Whites, Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, rich and poor, and other antagonistic divisions that tear our church and wound our world. The Center is establishing Christian Reconciliation Centers worldwide, and working cooperatively with organizations from different faith traditions.

This year's lecture, entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation", is free and open to the public. It will be held in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. All are heartily encouraged to attend.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032607jeslecture.htm

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2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
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The 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, 2007. This year's lecturer is Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond, founder and President of The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation, Inc., of New Haven, CT. Dr. Bond received his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, where he served as Assistant Professor before joining the Faculty of The Divinity School of Yale University in 1996. His impressive Curriculum Vitae includes a broad range of teaching experiences, fellowships, awards, publications, presentations and addresses, filmed commentaries, professional associations, workshops, and research projects.

The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation trains and prepares leaders to dismantle the walls of alienation between men and women, Blacks and Whites, Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, rich and poor, and other antagonistic divisions that tear our church and wound our world. The Center is establishing Christian Reconciliation Centers worldwide, and working cooperatively with organizations from different faith traditions.

This year's lecture, entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation", is free and open to the public. It will be held in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. All are heartily encouraged to attend.

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Amplify Their Call!
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More than forty prospective students are packing their bags, saying their prayers, and heading to the Hill for this year's Conference on Ministries, Friday and Saturday March 2-3, 2007. We need your help to make their time at Andover Newton a success.

By volunteering for the Conference on Ministries, you not only get the satisfaction of meeting incoming students before they ever appear in the Funny Book, but you are also welcome to join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We'll even reimburse you for mileage and tolls. And it's fun, too!

There are many ways to help, so choose one, two, or ten of the options below and e-mail Peg Carroll or call (mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 294) to let us know what you'd like to do.

- Help make beds and set up rooms in Appleton Chase and Farwell on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon or evening.
- Blow up balloons and put up signs on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon.
- Pick up participants from the airport or train station on Thursday, March 1.
- Take a shift staffing a table in Sturtevant on Thursday, March 1 between 6-11 p.m., greeting prospective students as they arrive, passing out keys, and helping them settle into campus.
- Hang up balloons on Friday morning, March 2.
- Lead a campus tour from 10:30-11 a.m. on Friday, March 2
- Lead a housing tour from 2:30-3 p.m. on Friday, March 2
- Offer to have your on-campus room or apartment shown during the housing tour (2:30-3 p.m., Friday, March 2)
- Speak on a panel about self-care in seminary on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Ask your spouse, partner, child, or other close friend or family member if he or she would be willing to speak on a panel titled "Companions on the Seminary Journey," designed especially for the families and friends of prospective students on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Join the fun on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. playing games in Sturtevant Hall or watching a movie in Stoddard Hall

But that's not all! As the Conference on Ministries ends on Saturday, another group of prospective students will be arriving. About 15 young men from Morehouse College will be visiting ANTS as their first stop in a tour of seminaries in the East. They will be spending Sunday afternoon exploring Boston, and hope to bring current ANTS students with them to show off the city's best places. If you're interested in joining them, e-mail Darrick Jackson (djackson@ants.edu).

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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.
Peck Room

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 the Peck Room 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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Purim Celebration
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Open to HC students and faculty
March 4, 2007
1:00 - 4:00
Meetinghouse

Celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Contact: Van Lanckton
Email: vlanckton@comcast.net

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Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback
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To the ANTS student body:

On behalf of the Promotion Committee charged with overviewing the possible promotion of Associate Professor Gregory Mobley, I want to invite and strongly encourage you to send letters of feedback detailing your experience with Professor Mobley's teaching and presence at ANTS. Letters should be mailed or delivered to Jennifer Shaw in the Office of the Faculty (Worcester Hall 101). Please send your letter before Wednesday, March 7. If you prefer to email your letter, you may email it to me: mboulton@ants.edu .

This is an invaluable part of an important process: please take part!

Sincerely,
Matthew Myer Boulton
Member, Mobley Promotion Committee

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, February 27, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Glasses Found

REVIEW

- Community Chapel Service
- A Reminder to Our Part-time Residents
- Community Art Exhibit
- International Women's Day Chapel - March 7, 2007
- Professor Mark S. Burrows Appointed "Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology" for 2007-08
- Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
- 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
- Sending Articles to Student E-News
- Amplify Their Call!
- Purim Celebration
- Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback
- Evening Compline Worship Service

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Glasses Found
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A pair of glasses were found on the ground outside of Fuller Hall today, Tuesday February 27. They are in the Housing Office. If they belong to you, come pick them up.

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


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Community Chapel Service
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This Wedesday's Community Chapel service (1:00pm in Colby Chapel) will be led by Matthew Myer Boulton (filling in for Dean Herzog). Please join us!

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A Reminder to Our Part-time Residents
------------------------------------------
Conference on Ministries
March 2-4, 2007

As part of preparation for the Conference on Ministries, we are asking for your assistance in welcoming guests who may become your fellow students and friends. We will be using every dorm room that is not normally occupied by a part-time resident (PTR) on the nights of Thursday March 1, Friday March 2, Saturday March 3, and possibly Sunday, March 4 to house visitors.

We ask that each of you take a moment to ensure that your room is clean/picked up/swept and all of your belongings are stored in the closet or a dresser drawer no later than noon on the day you normally leave. Please remember, you are solely responsible for the safety of your belongings. If there are things you would rather not leave in the room, please be sure to bring them home with you when you leave.

We realize that leaving by noon may be an inconvenience to students with morning classes, but the extra time will allow us to prepare the rooms for those who will be attending the conference. If you would be willing to pitch in and make up the bed for a guest before you leave, please let one of us know and linens will be delivered to the room earlier in the week. In past years, current students have left notes of welcome for the guests. We encourage you, if you feel so inclined, to do so, as this has always been well received and leaves a warm impression on our guests.

If you are a Monday PTR, please be aware that there may be a bag of linens in the room when you come in. Please leave the bag in the room. Someone will be by on Monday March 5 to pick up and clean the linens before 4:30 PM.

If you have any questions, please call Peg Carroll at 617-964-1100 x 294 or Amelia O'Dowd at x 261.

We appreciate your cooperation, and are most grateful for your help as we prepare for the prospective students who are scheduled to stay overnight.

A BIG thanks from the Admissions and Housing Offices!!!!

Peg, Darrick and Amelia

-------------------------------
Community Art Exhibit
-------------------------------

You(students, faculty, staff, friends and relatives)
are invited to submit art for The Annual Andover
Newton Community Art Exhibit (April 9- Commencement)to
be held in the Meetinghouse. Each person may submit up
to four pieces of any art form. Please submit art
before Friday, March 30 by giving it to Joy, OR
bringing it to the Meetinghouse and following
directions posted in the front lobby, OR by emailing
Joy (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)to set up a time to deliver
it. For each piece you submit, please write an
"artist's statement" including your name, the name of
the piece, the medium, and a short(3-4 sentences)
explanation of your process, intent or anything
interesting you have to say about yourself or the art.
Support the ARTS at ANTS by participating in this opportunity!

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International Women's Day Chapel - March 7, 2007
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March 7, 2007
1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel
Nepal Handicrafts Sale in Stoddard Entry, 4:45-5:45

With Bishnu Pariyar, Founder of EDWON, Rev. Ute Molitor and Sheela Jeyaraj

Come and join in the worldwide celebration at our Chapel Service led by international women. Bishnu Pariyar, founder of Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, will speak about her work with the world's most disadvantaged women, the Untouchables of poverty stricken Nepal.

Sponsored by Boston Women's United Nations Report Network

Flyer: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/030707chapel.pdf

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Professor Mark S. Burrows Appointed "Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology" for 2007-08
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Dr. Mark S. Burrows, Professor of the History of Christianity, has been awarded the Luce Fellowship in Theology for the coming academic year. Each year this program selects "distinguished scholars from the various theological disciplines whose work has provided theological studies with fresh insight, strong leadership, and significant contributions."

As a Luce Fellow, Dr. Burrows will be granted a year-long sabbatical during the upcoming academic year in order to pursue his current research, resulting in a book tentatively entitled Untamed Wisdom: The Poetics of Desire and the Renewal of Theology as an Art. The project brings together his research interests in poetics and mysticism, exploring mysticism as a way of knowing in pre-modern Christian theology and the manner in which this tradition continued to flower, with the rise of modernity, among the literary arts.

Dr. Burrows will be teaching courses related to this research during the 2007 Summer Semester at the Kirchliche Hochschule in Wuppertal, Germany. The fellowship will also enable him to lecture and collaborate with other scholars interested in questions raised by this research in Asia, Australia, and Europe.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/022307burrows.htm

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Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
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Monday, March 26, 2007
5:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

The 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, 2007. This year's lecturer is Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond, founder and President of The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation, Inc., of New Haven, CT. Dr. Bond received his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, where he served as Assistant Professor before joining the Faculty of The Divinity School of Yale University in 1996. His impressive Curriculum Vitae includes a broad range of teaching experiences, fellowships, awards, publications, presentations and addresses, filmed commentaries, professional associations, workshops, and research projects.

The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation trains and prepares leaders to dismantle the walls of alienation between men and women, Blacks and Whites, Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, rich and poor, and other antagonistic divisions that tear our church and wound our world. The Center is establishing Christian Reconciliation Centers worldwide, and working cooperatively with organizations from different faith traditions.

This year's lecture, entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation", is free and open to the public. It will be held in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. All are heartily encouraged to attend.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032607jeslecture.htm

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2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
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The 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, 2007. This year's lecturer is Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond, founder and President of The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation, Inc., of New Haven, CT. Dr. Bond received his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, where he served as Assistant Professor before joining the Faculty of The Divinity School of Yale University in 1996. His impressive Curriculum Vitae includes a broad range of teaching experiences, fellowships, awards, publications, presentations and addresses, filmed commentaries, professional associations, workshops, and research projects.

The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation trains and prepares leaders to dismantle the walls of alienation between men and women, Blacks and Whites, Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, rich and poor, and other antagonistic divisions that tear our church and wound our world. The Center is establishing Christian Reconciliation Centers worldwide, and working cooperatively with organizations from different faith traditions.

This year's lecture, entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation", is free and open to the public. It will be held in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. All are heartily encouraged to attend.

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Sending Articles to Student E-News
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Do you want to include your event or news in Student E-news? Please send all news items in publishable form to enews@ants.edu, or complete the news form at: http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm

We require that all notices be in finished, publishable form and in plain text format.
Do not include PDF flyers or Word files. We do not publish them.
We may review and edit your notice for length, spelling and grammar, and inaccuracies.

Please do not send your notices directly to Karen Brockney. We are using the enews@ants.edu mail account for all news, since that account is accessible by both our news editors, Karen and Jason Bachand.

Thanks for your consideration.

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

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Amplify Their Call!
---------------------------------
More than forty prospective students are packing their bags, saying their prayers, and heading to the Hill for this year's Conference on Ministries, Friday and Saturday March 2-3, 2007. We need your help to make their time at Andover Newton a success.

By volunteering for the Conference on Ministries, you not only get the satisfaction of meeting incoming students before they ever appear in the Funny Book, but you are also welcome to join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We'll even reimburse you for mileage and tolls. And it's fun, too!

There are many ways to help, so choose one, two, or ten of the options below and e-mail Peg Carroll or call (mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 294) to let us know what you'd like to do.

- Help make beds and set up rooms in Appleton Chase and Farwell on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon or evening.
- Blow up balloons and put up signs on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon.
- Pick up participants from the airport or train station on Thursday, March 1.
- Take a shift staffing a table in Sturtevant on Thursday, March 1 between 6-11 p.m., greeting prospective students as they arrive, passing out keys, and helping them settle into campus.
- Hang up balloons on Friday morning, March 2.
- Lead a campus tour from 10:30-11 a.m. on Friday, March 2
- Lead a housing tour from 2:30-3 p.m. on Friday, March 2
- Offer to have your on-campus room or apartment shown during the housing tour (2:30-3 p.m., Friday, March 2)
- Speak on a panel about self-care in seminary on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Ask your spouse, partner, child, or other close friend or family member if he or she would be willing to speak on a panel titled "Companions on the Seminary Journey," designed especially for the families and friends of prospective students on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Join the fun on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. playing games in Sturtevant Hall or watching a movie in Stoddard Hall

But that's not all! As the Conference on Ministries ends on Saturday, another group of prospective students will be arriving. About 15 young men from Morehouse College will be visiting ANTS as their first stop in a tour of seminaries in the East. They will be spending Sunday afternoon exploring Boston, and hope to bring current ANTS students with them to show off the city's best places. If you're interested in joining them, e-mail Darrick Jackson (djackson@ants.edu).

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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.
Peck Room

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 the Peck Room 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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Purim Celebration
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Open to HC students and faculty
March 4, 2007
1:00 - 4:00
Meetinghouse

Celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Contact: Van Lanckton
Email: vlanckton@comcast.net

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Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback
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To the ANTS student body:

On behalf of the Promotion Committee charged with overviewing the possible promotion of Associate Professor Gregory Mobley, I want to invite and strongly encourage you to send letters of feedback detailing your experience with Professor Mobley's teaching and presence at ANTS. Letters should be mailed or delivered to Jennifer Shaw in the Office of the Faculty (Worcester Hall 101). Please send your letter before Wednesday, March 7. If you prefer to email your letter, you may email it to me: mboulton@ants.edu .

This is an invaluable part of an important process: please take part!

Sincerely,
Matthew Myer Boulton
Member, Mobley Promotion Committee


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Evening Compline Worship Service
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Tuesday, Feb 27th
9-9:30 PM
Meetinghouse

Please join Professor Burrows and friends for Compline.
We will close the day as the monks at Glastonbury Abbey do, praying the psalms in contemplative service.

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

Monday, February 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, February 26, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Community Chapel Service

REVIEW

- A Reminder to Our Part-time Residents
- Community Art Exhibit
- International Women's Day Chapel - March 7, 2007
- Professor Mark S. Burrows Appointed "Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology" for 2007-08
- Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
- 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
- Sending Articles to Student E-News
- Amplify Their Call!
- Spiritual Journeys - Tuesday, February 27
- Purim Celebration
- Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback
- Evening Compline Worship Service


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Community Chapel Service
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This Wedesday's Community Chapel service (1:00pm in Colby Chapel) will be led by Matthew Myer Boulton (filling in for Dean Herzog). Please join us!

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A Reminder to Our Part-time Residents
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Conference on Ministries
March 2-4, 2007

As part of preparation for the Conference on Ministries, we are asking for your assistance in welcoming guests who may become your fellow students and friends. We will be using every dorm room that is not normally occupied by a part-time resident (PTR) on the nights of Thursday March 1, Friday March 2, Saturday March 3, and possibly Sunday, March 4 to house visitors.

We ask that each of you take a moment to ensure that your room is clean/picked up/swept and all of your belongings are stored in the closet or a dresser drawer no later than noon on the day you normally leave. Please remember, you are solely responsible for the safety of your belongings. If there are things you would rather not leave in the room, please be sure to bring them home with you when you leave.

We realize that leaving by noon may be an inconvenience to students with morning classes, but the extra time will allow us to prepare the rooms for those who will be attending the conference. If you would be willing to pitch in and make up the bed for a guest before you leave, please let one of us know and linens will be delivered to the room earlier in the week. In past years, current students have left notes of welcome for the guests. We encourage you, if you feel so inclined, to do so, as this has always been well received and leaves a warm impression on our guests.

If you are a Monday PTR, please be aware that there may be a bag of linens in the room when you come in. Please leave the bag in the room. Someone will be by on Monday March 5 to pick up and clean the linens before 4:30 PM.

If you have any questions, please call Peg Carroll at 617-964-1100 x 294 or Amelia O'Dowd at x 261.

We appreciate your cooperation, and are most grateful for your help as we prepare for the prospective students who are scheduled to stay overnight.

A BIG thanks from the Admissions and Housing Offices!!!!

Peg, Darrick and Amelia

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Community Art Exhibit
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You(students, faculty, staff, friends and relatives)
are invited to submit art for The Annual Andover
Newton Community Art Exhibit (April 9- Commencement)to
be held in the Meetinghouse. Each person may submit up
to four pieces of any art form. Please submit art
before Friday, March 30 by giving it to Joy, OR
bringing it to the Meetinghouse and following
directions posted in the front lobby, OR by emailing
Joy (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com)to set up a time to deliver
it. For each piece you submit, please write an
"artist's statement" including your name, the name of
the piece, the medium, and a short(3-4 sentences)
explanation of your process, intent or anything
interesting you have to say about yourself or the art.
Support the ARTS at ANTS by participating in this opportunity!

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International Women's Day Chapel - March 7, 2007
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March 7, 2007
1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel
Nepal Handicrafts Sale in Stoddard Entry, 4:45-5:45

With Bishnu Pariyar, Founder of EDWON, Rev. Ute Molitor and Sheela Jeyaraj

Come and join in the worldwide celebration at our Chapel Service led by international women. Bishnu Pariyar, founder of Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, will speak about her work with the world's most disadvantaged women, the Untouchables of poverty stricken Nepal.

Sponsored by Boston Women's United Nations Report Network

Flyer: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/030707chapel.pdf

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Professor Mark S. Burrows Appointed "Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology" for 2007-08
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Dr. Mark S. Burrows, Professor of the History of Christianity, has been awarded the Luce Fellowship in Theology for the coming academic year. Each year this program selects "distinguished scholars from the various theological disciplines whose work has provided theological studies with fresh insight, strong leadership, and significant contributions."

As a Luce Fellow, Dr. Burrows will be granted a year-long sabbatical during the upcoming academic year in order to pursue his current research, resulting in a book tentatively entitled Untamed Wisdom: The Poetics of Desire and the Renewal of Theology as an Art. The project brings together his research interests in poetics and mysticism, exploring mysticism as a way of knowing in pre-modern Christian theology and the manner in which this tradition continued to flower, with the rise of modernity, among the literary arts.

Dr. Burrows will be teaching courses related to this research during the 2007 Summer Semester at the Kirchliche Hochschule in Wuppertal, Germany. The fellowship will also enable him to lecture and collaborate with other scholars interested in questions raised by this research in Asia, Australia, and Europe.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/022307burrows.htm

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Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
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Monday, March 26, 2007
5:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

The 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, 2007. This year's lecturer is Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond, founder and President of The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation, Inc., of New Haven, CT. Dr. Bond received his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, where he served as Assistant Professor before joining the Faculty of The Divinity School of Yale University in 1996. His impressive Curriculum Vitae includes a broad range of teaching experiences, fellowships, awards, publications, presentations and addresses, filmed commentaries, professional associations, workshops, and research projects.

The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation trains and prepares leaders to dismantle the walls of alienation between men and women, Blacks and Whites, Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, rich and poor, and other antagonistic divisions that tear our church and wound our world. The Center is establishing Christian Reconciliation Centers worldwide, and working cooperatively with organizations from different faith traditions.

This year's lecture, entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation", is free and open to the public. It will be held in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. All are heartily encouraged to attend.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032607jeslecture.htm

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2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
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The 2007 Jonathan Edwards Lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, 2007. This year's lecturer is Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond, founder and President of The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation, Inc., of New Haven, CT. Dr. Bond received his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, where he served as Assistant Professor before joining the Faculty of The Divinity School of Yale University in 1996. His impressive Curriculum Vitae includes a broad range of teaching experiences, fellowships, awards, publications, presentations and addresses, filmed commentaries, professional associations, workshops, and research projects.

The Leadership Center for Christian Reconciliation trains and prepares leaders to dismantle the walls of alienation between men and women, Blacks and Whites, Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, rich and poor, and other antagonistic divisions that tear our church and wound our world. The Center is establishing Christian Reconciliation Centers worldwide, and working cooperatively with organizations from different faith traditions.

This year's lecture, entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation", is free and open to the public. It will be held in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. All are heartily encouraged to attend.

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Sending Articles to Student E-News
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Thanks for your consideration.

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

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Amplify Their Call!
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More than forty prospective students are packing their bags, saying their prayers, and heading to the Hill for this year's Conference on Ministries, Friday and Saturday March 2-3, 2007. We need your help to make their time at Andover Newton a success.

By volunteering for the Conference on Ministries, you not only get the satisfaction of meeting incoming students before they ever appear in the Funny Book, but you are also welcome to join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We'll even reimburse you for mileage and tolls. And it's fun, too!

There are many ways to help, so choose one, two, or ten of the options below and e-mail Peg Carroll or call (mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 294) to let us know what you'd like to do.

- Help make beds and set up rooms in Appleton Chase and Farwell on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon or evening.
- Blow up balloons and put up signs on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon.
- Pick up participants from the airport or train station on Thursday, March 1.
- Take a shift staffing a table in Sturtevant on Thursday, March 1 between 6-11 p.m., greeting prospective students as they arrive, passing out keys, and helping them settle into campus.
- Hang up balloons on Friday morning, March 2.
- Lead a campus tour from 10:30-11 a.m. on Friday, March 2
- Lead a housing tour from 2:30-3 p.m. on Friday, March 2
- Offer to have your on-campus room or apartment shown during the housing tour (2:30-3 p.m., Friday, March 2)
- Speak on a panel about self-care in seminary on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Ask your spouse, partner, child, or other close friend or family member if he or she would be willing to speak on a panel titled "Companions on the Seminary Journey," designed especially for the families and friends of prospective students on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Join the fun on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. playing games in Sturtevant Hall or watching a movie in Stoddard Hall

But that's not all! As the Conference on Ministries ends on Saturday, another group of prospective students will be arriving. About 15 young men from Morehouse College will be visiting ANTS as their first stop in a tour of seminaries in the East. They will be spending Sunday afternoon exploring Boston, and hope to bring current ANTS students with them to show off the city's best places. If you're interested in joining them, e-mail Darrick Jackson (djackson@ants.edu).

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Spiritual Journeys - Tuesday, February 27
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4:30-5:45 p.m.
at the President's Home

Guest: Sarah Drummond, Director of Field Education & Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership

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

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

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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.
Peck Room

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 the Peck Room 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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Purim Celebration
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Open to HC students and faculty
March 4, 2007
1:00 - 4:00
Meetinghouse

Celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Contact: Van Lanckton
Email: vlanckton@comcast.net

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Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback
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To the ANTS student body:

On behalf of the Promotion Committee charged with overviewing the possible promotion of Associate Professor Gregory Mobley, I want to invite and strongly encourage you to send letters of feedback detailing your experience with Professor Mobley's teaching and presence at ANTS. Letters should be mailed or delivered to Jennifer Shaw in the Office of the Faculty (Worcester Hall 101). Please send your letter before Wednesday, March 7. If you prefer to email your letter, you may email it to me: mboulton@ants.edu .

This is an invaluable part of an important process: please take part!

Sincerely,
Matthew Myer Boulton
Member, Mobley Promotion Committee


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Evening Compline Worship Service
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Tuesday, Feb 27th
9-9:30 PM
Meetinghouse

Please join Professor Burrows and friends for Compline.
We will close the day as the monks at Glastonbury Abbey do, praying the psalms in contemplative service.

Friday, February 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, February 23, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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Nenri Nouwen symposium at Yale Divinity School
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Dear friends,

I want to call your attention to a March 1-2 event at Yale Divinity School that may be of interest to you: a symposium on the life and ministry of Henri J.M. Nouwen, the visionary Dutch Catholic priest who taught at YDS during the 1970s.

The symposium, entitled Spirituality in the World Today: The Influence of Henri J.M. Nouwen, will feature a keynote address by Robert K. Massie Jr.; a concert by musicians Eugene Friesen and Paul Halley; panel discussions on Henri Nouwen and Spirituality in the World Today and Spirituality of Peacemaking and Pastoral Care; and formal dedication of the Nouwen Chapel in the lower level of the Divinity School library.

Massie, a close friend of Nouwen for 18 years, will speak on the topic Immediate Grace: The Urgent Faith of Henri Nouwen.

Nouwen, who died in 1996, was one of the most prominent teachers of Christian spirituality in the twentieth century and a prolific writer with more than three dozen books to his name that have been published in more than 20 languages.

Attached are a press release and flyer for the symposium that may be circulated as appropriate.

Best regards,

Gus Spohn

-- Gustav Spohn
Director of Communications and Publications
Yale Divinity School

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Queering the Church: Changing Ecclesial Structures
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April 18th and 19th

Speakers: Mark D. Jordan, Emory University
Marcella Althaus-Reid, Professor of University of Edinburgh
Kelly Brown Douglas, Goucher University
Robert Goss, MCC Valley, North Hollywood
Carter Heyward, Episcopal Divinity School
Irene Monroe, Pine Manor College

The format of the conference is a conversation among pastoral leaders, practical theologians, systematic theologians, and critical theorists.

Synopsis: The conference will raise several important questions in its panels. What happens to the church when it is queered, where queering as a verb can denote a rethinking of sexual identities as well as a challenging of normative understandings of ecclesiology and liturgy? Can a queering of theology do more than critique and deconstruct traditional church structures, practices, performances, and self-understandings by pointing the way forward to the renewal of the church by suggesting new, more liberating and truthful structures, practices, performances, and self-understandings? Is ecclesiology a good meeting place for queer, practical, and classical theologies?

Boston University
745 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Registration Fee: $60.00
Student Fee: $25.00
BU Student Fee: $15.00
Note: Scholarship available if attendance requires significant travel expense

To Register and RSVP visit us at www.bu.edu/ccrd/conference or e-mail ahj@bu.edu

Contact: Alex Hivoltze-Jimenez, Associate Director
E-mail ahj@bu.edu
Telephone: 617-358-3954
Fax: 617-353-3061

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THE TOUCH OF COMPASSION: A CHRIST-CENTERED APPROACH TO HEALING
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Join us for this two-part workshop lead by Patricia Warren, Reiki Master
Teacher, exploring the "story" of Reiki and what it has in common with
Christian healing. Through the use of meditation, icons, blessings,
scripture, prayer, we will learn how Jesus met the brokenhearted and
transformed, redeemed and healed. Self-treatments, meditation, the body's
natural energy centers, curing, healing, and the history of Christian
healing will be discussed.

To learn more about the instructor visit www.patriciawarren.com.

Sunday, March 4 and 11
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA

Fee: $125
To register call 781-893-7798 or email, journeys@firstparishweston.org

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New England Women Ministers Association Annual Spring Retreat
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April 24-26, 2007

Miramar Retreat Center
121 Park St.
Duxbury, MA 02331

The NEWMA (New England Women Ministers Association) is an organization of lay ministers, ordained clergy and religious from Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox backgrounds. Their purpose is to affirm the ministries of individual women, and to strengthen the ties which bind women ministers together. They are involved in many kinds of ministries: counseling, religious education, parish ministry, writing, arts, seminary teaching, social outreach, healing, music, hospice, hospital and institutional chaplaincy, and more.

They offer an annual Spring retreat at the Miramar Center in Duxbury, MA, and would like to invite women in ministry to join them at their retreat this year, entitled "Seeds of Shalom", to be held April 24-26, 2007. Please contact them with any questions you may have.

Email liz@significant.com or call 508-450-0431 for more information . Checks made out to NEWMA; Mail to:
Registrar, NEWMA
168 Church Street
Waltham MA 02452


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Worship, March, and Witness for Peace in Iraq - March 16, 2007
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Four years ago, as the buildup to war with Iraq heightened, 3,500 people attended a service hosted by Sojourners in the Washington National Cathedral and marched to the White House. Now, four years later, thousands of lives have been lost, billions of dollars have been wasted, and all of us have been diminished in the midst of so much destruction and heartache. On March 16, 2007, thousands of Christians will gather – in Washington, D.C., and at local vigils across the country – for the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq. We must reclaim the hope that stands at the center of our faith and declare, "Enough! The war must end."

Please join Jim Wallis and other national faith leaders at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, for worship at the National Cathedral, followed by a march and late-night vigil at the White House.

Seating at the National Cathedral is limited, so registration is very important. Printed registration receipts will serve as your "ticket" to the worship service at the Cathedral. In addition, you may register online for denominational gatherings and nonviolence training. Please see the logistics portion of the Christian Peace Witness Web site for more information about ride-sharing and transportation options from across the country.

If you can't make it to Washington that weekend, there are still ways to make your voice heard. Consider hosting a local vigil and inviting others in your city or town to join you. Registering your event on the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq Web site is easy, and you'll find a downloadable toolkit to help you plan your event.

More information:
http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.cpw&item=cpw_main

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Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University
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Dear seminary students,

The Jonathan Edwards Center (JEC) at Yale University has been working to publish the complete works of Jonathan Edwards, considered by many to be America's greatest theologian. Edwards was vastly prolific; he wrote over 100,000 handwritten pages in his lifetime. While Yale University Press has published about half of Edwards' theological corpus, the only place in the world to access the complete works of Edwards will be the JEC website. This is a free online scholarly database which is fully searchable by chronology, theme, keyword, or Scripture. While not all of Edwards' writings are currently online, we will be gradually adding to the website over the next few years until it is complete. The JEC website is now accessible by going to the following link:
http://edwards.yale.edu/

We, as the JEC, are trying to make sure that Edwards' legacy lives on, and that people have free and full access to the writings of such an important thinker. The website resources exist both for academic and pastoral purposes, or for any casual reader.

Enjoy!
Sincerely,
The JEC team

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

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

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

NEAUCE Annual Conference on Christian Education
May 8-10, 2007
Craigville Conference Center
"Catch the Faith and Pass It On"
Rev. Dr. Dick Hardel and Rev. Dr. David W. Anderson
http://www.auce-educators.org/AUCE%20HomePage/New%20England.html


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Global Village Shelters installed on Yale campus
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NEW HAVEN, CT- "What does it mean to build the city of God today?"

That is a question posed by Judith Dupr*, a Yale Divinity School student from Mamaroneck, NY who curated the installation of six Global Village Shelters on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle-home of Yale Divinity School, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

Her answer: "At the Divinity School, I'm investigating the nature of sacred architecture. At a time when half the world lives on less than two dollars a day, what's sacred is the provision of basic shelter."

Inexpensively manufactured GVS shelters are used as transitional homes and health clinics in Pakistan, Grenada, and Afghanistan. The public installation, erected Jan. 23 and on display until the end of February, is intended to raise social consciousness and provide practical knowledge to graduates who might eventually work with the world's poorest communities.

"The Global Village Shelter can create communities and individual homes while preserving dignity, property, and hope for people in need," said Mia Ferrara Pelosi, part of the father-daughter architectural team based in Morris, CT that designed the shelters and donated them for this installation. "The shelter's simple and effective design has a direct correlation with its action in the field. Simple on-site set up, clean aesthetics, and a concise solution to a vast problem; these elements allow our design to be both humble and grand in its humanitarian endeavor."

The innovative design permits assembly of units in under a half hour, using common tools. Manufactured by Weyerhaeuser, the paper company, the houses are made of laminated corrugated cardboard that is waterproof, fire resistant, biodegradable, and can withstand most climates for at least 18 months. As architectural types they are unique, having greater stability and offering more privacy than tents, but costing a fraction of other temporary shelters now on the market.

As stark and simple as the homes might appear, they would be considered a profound luxury in most refugee camps, Dupr* notes. Typically, refugees live in open fields, and for the lucky ones home is a ragged plastic tarp that provides little defense against rain or running waste.

Some of the shelters were installed in December on a short-term basis, in connection with the YDS Advent service. Dean of Chapel Siobh*n Garrigan and Liturgical Coordinator Emily Scott brought the installation to campus and worked with Director of Chapel Music Patrick Evans and the Marquand Chapel Team to incorporate it as a major liturgical element of the annual Advent Service. Dupr* was the visionary behind the project and the first to imagine that such an exhibition might benefit the YDS community.

The installation puts Sterling Divinity Quadrangle in company with a number of distinguished venues where the shelters have already been displayed, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Aspen Ideas Festival, Fortune's Brainstorm Conference, Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Global Village Shelters are a part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.

At the exhibition's conclusion, the shelters will be available to anyone having use for them and the willingness to take them away.

Sterling Divinity Quadrangle is located at 409 Prospect St., New Haven.

Additional contact information:

Judith Dupr*, 914-777-0645

Mia Ferrara Pelosi, 860-567-4118

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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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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.


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

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday February 21, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Sending Articles to Student E-News
- UU Chapel
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat
- Cafe To Be Open Friday
- Put Your Faith Into Action

REVIEW

- SACRED CHOICES, SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE
- Peace Fellowship Meetings/Peace Week Planning
- PREPARE/ENRICH Counseling Programs
- The 79th Annual Academy Awards LIVE
- Reminder from the Registrar's Office
- Amplify Their Call!
- T Passes Have Arrived
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith
- Sacred Circle Dance - Spring Schedule
- Spiritual Journeys - Tuesday, February 27
- Mandala Meditation Group - Begins February 27
- Compassionate Visit II - Saturday, March 3
- A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life - March 22, 2007
- Purim Celebration
- Opening Church Doors and Hearts to People of All Abilities
- Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback
- New Pass/Fail Deadline
- Costas Consultation on Feb. 23-24, 2007
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Evening Compline Worship Service
- Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium

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Do not include PDF flyers or Word files. We do not publish them.
We may review and edit your notice for length, spelling and grammar, and inaccuracies.

Please do not send your notices directly to Karen Brockney. We are using the enews@ants.edu mail account for all news, since that account is accessible by both our news editors, Karen and Jason Bachand.

Thanks for your consideration.

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

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UU Chapel
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Feb. 22, 2007
Darrick Jackson
"Till We Reach That Day"
What does it mean to be a diverse congregation?

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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat
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Fri. Apr. 13 - Sun Apr. 15, 2007
begins 3pm Friday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring Spring Retreat at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA - open to all.

Join the Baptist Fellowship for a spring weekend retreat at the Benedictine guest house at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. Approximately 30 min. south of the ANTS campus, we plan a restful, relaxing weekend after the busy Easter Season, as a time to refresh, relax, renew and re-connect with friends. You can take part in the Liturgy of the Hours with the monks at the Abbey, take a walk on the beach, or just curl up and read or chat with friends.

Attendance open to all - Baptists, and those who want to hang out with the Baptists! Cost is $60 per night, meals included. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu ASAP for registration - space limited to 15.

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Cafe To Be Open Friday
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Dear Community Members,

Due to the storm we had on Feb. 14 Liz Bostwick was not able to make it to the cafeteria, as you know. For those of you on the full meal plan she will be preparing lunch and dinner on Friday, March 2 to make up for the meals you missed. Although Liz wanted me to extend an apology to you on her behalf, I know you join me in being glad that Liz turned back in the storm rather than risking her safety.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Put Your Faith Into Action
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On Saturday, April 14, a group of ANTS students, faculty, staff, family, and friends will join together to put our faith into action! Please join us to help work on a Habitat for Humanity home currently under construction in Lawrence, MA.

You do not need to have any construction experience. The tasks we perform could vary from using hammers and nails to painting and cleaning. You must be at least 16 years old. Tools are provided.

We will also have a brief presentation about affordable housing and its affect on low-income families, especially children. We plan to visit a Habitat homeowner family for a brief discussion with them about how having a safe place to live has changed their lives.

The Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity affiliate is a faith-based organization located in Lawrence, MA, and has built more than 55 homes in the last 17 years, mostly in Haverhill and Lawrence. The Habitat program is not a "hand out" but a "hand up" to low-income families who buy their homes at no profit and finance their mortgages with no interest. The families also work at least 500 hours on their homes as "sweat equity."

Come join us for a wonderfully fulfilling experience and an opportunity to learn more about the needs of our sisters and brothers. It's a great chance to reflect and learn – and put your faith into action!

Habitat for Humanity Building Day

Saturday, April 14

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Lawrence, MA (details to follow)

We will try to arrange car pools depending upon response

Please contact Julia Steer to sign up

Jsteer45@comcast.net

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SACRED CHOICES, SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE
------------------------------------------------
April 19, 2007
9am-6pm
Peck Room

A retreat for ministerial and rabbinical seminarians, to explore our lived experiences of reproductive choices through worship, ritual, journaling and shared creativity.

More details to be posted soon. Space is limited. To begin the registration process, please submit a short paragraph outlining your interest in attending to cemerson@ants.edu.

Sponsored by the Seminarians for Choice Fellowship at ANTS.

Contact: Carmen Emerson
Email: CEmerson@ants.edu

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Peace Fellowship Meetings/Peace Week Planning
--------------------------------------------------------
As we head into Peace Week (March 12-16) we are going to meet each Thursday from 5-6:00 in the cafeteria (or small dining room if available). That is:
Feb. 22
March 1
March 8

The next meeting 2/22 is when we have to finalize the offerings for the week so we can create the publicity and make final arrangements. We have some great events planned already, so mark your calendars.

Cynthia Knowles
cynthia@iecc.com


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PREPARE/ENRICH Counseling Programs
---------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 9:30am-4:30pm

Peck Conference Room (in lower level of Worcester Hall),

Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Community of Andover Newton Students (UUCANS)

Come join the Reverend Robin Zucker as she teaches seminarians, clergy and counselors to use a series of respected, religion-neutral counseling programs when working with couples. This workshop will enrich ministry options for clergy and laypeople and expand therapeutic options for counselors.

You will receive:

- Comprehensive Counselor Manual*€"step -by -step instructions for administration and feedback of the Program.
- 5 Inventories for premarital and married couples at all stages of life.
- Building a Strong Marriage Workbook*€"exercises for couples to complete.
- Complimentary Scoring of one set on our new Online System*€"use it for yourself or a couple you are working with, a $29.95 value.

The cost is $170 per person. Please bring brown bag lunch. Coffee and pastries provided.

Additional Information and registration: http://www.flowingforce.com/prepare_training.htm

Rev. Robin Zucker: flowingforce@comcast.net

Leslie Becknell
Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com
www.ConversationthatMatters.com

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The 79th Annual Academy Awards LIVE
------------------------------------------
It's the time of year you've all been waiting for! The 79th Annual Academy Awards, LIVE on Sunday, February 25th at 8pm. Come join us for a viewing on the projection screen in Sturtevant. "Little Miss Sunshine" is up for four Oscars. "The Departed" is up for five. "Babel," with seven nominations, is nominated twice in the same category. Which movie will take home the most Oscars? Is Will Smith going to receive his first Oscar, or will Peter O'Toole finally take the award after his eighth nomination? Find out, LIVE, this Sunday! There will be refreshments provided, but please bring your own favorite Oscar snacks, and please bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. For those of you who don't want to watch the entire show, there will be games going on throughout the night as well. Join us for a wonderful time starting at 7:30 this Sunday!

Evn Tomeny

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Reminder from the Registrar's Office
-------------------------------------
To all M.Div. students -

Once you reach 45 credit-hours, you must schedule your mid-program review. Failure to do so will result in your not being allowed to register for the next semester.
Information packets regarding the mid-program review are available from the bin on the wall outside the Dean's Office, Worcester 106.

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Amplify Their Call!
---------------------------------
More than forty prospective students are packing their bags, saying their prayers, and heading to the Hill for this year's Conference on Ministries, Friday and Saturday March 2-3, 2007. We need your help to make their time at Andover Newton a success.

By volunteering for the Conference on Ministries, you not only get the satisfaction of meeting incoming students before they ever appear in the Funny Book, but you are also welcome to join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We'll even reimburse you for mileage and tolls. And it's fun, too!

There are many ways to help, so choose one, two, or ten of the options below and e-mail Peg Carroll or call (mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 294) to let us know what you'd like to do.

- Help make beds and set up rooms in Appleton Chase and Farwell on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon or evening.
- Blow up balloons and put up signs on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon.
- Pick up participants from the airport or train station on Thursday, March 1.
- Take a shift staffing a table in Sturtevant on Thursday, March 1 between 6-11 p.m., greeting prospective students as they arrive, passing out keys, and helping them settle into campus.
- Hang up balloons on Friday morning, March 2.
- Lead a campus tour from 10:30-11 a.m. on Friday, March 2
- Lead a housing tour from 2:30-3 p.m. on Friday, March 2
- Offer to have your on-campus room or apartment shown during the housing tour (2:30-3 p.m., Friday, March 2)
- Speak on a panel about self-care in seminary on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Ask your spouse, partner, child, or other close friend or family member if he or she would be willing to speak on a panel titled "Companions on the Seminary Journey," designed especially for the families and friends of prospective students on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Join the fun on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. playing games in Sturtevant Hall or watching a movie in Stoddard Hall

But that's not all! As the Conference on Ministries ends on Saturday, another group of prospective students will be arriving. About 15 young men from Morehouse College will be visiting ANTS as their first stop in a tour of seminaries in the East. They will be spending Sunday afternoon exploring Boston, and hope to bring current ANTS students with them to show off the city's best places. If you're interested in joining them, e-mail Darrick Jackson (djackson@ants.edu).

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T Passes Have Arrived
-------------------------------
T Passes are in. Please pick yours up at the Housing Office before March 1.

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

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Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
—---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

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Sacred Circle Dance - Spring Schedule
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February 25, March 25, April 29, and May 27

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

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

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

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

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Spiritual Journeys - Tuesday, February 27
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4:30-5:45 p.m.
at the President's Home

Guest: Sarah Drummond, Director of Field Education & Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership

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

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

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Mandala Meditation Group - Begins February 27
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Tuesdays, 6-8pm, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

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

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

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit to being at all five sessions

Advance sign-up requested with Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

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

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 the Peck Room 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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A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life - March 22, 2007
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7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
March 22, 2007
Stoddard Hall

Roger S. Gottlieb is Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author or editor of fourteen books and more than 100 articles on political philosophy, environmentalism, religious life, the Holocaust and disability.

He is editor of six academic book series, contributing editor to Tikkun Magazine, and is on the editorial board of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology and Worldviews: Religion, Nature, Culture.

His two most recent books are A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and our Planet's Future and The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032207earthwitness.htm


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Purim Celebration
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Open to HC students and faculty
March 4, 2007
1:00 - 4:00
Meetinghouse

Celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Contact: Van Lanckton
Email: vlanckton@comcast.net

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Opening Church Doors and Hearts to People of All Abilities
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Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27
Noon to 2 pm
Small dining room


Do the people sitting in the pews of your church reflect the full spectrum of ability and disability found in the general population? Accessibility is not just a "bricks and mortar" issue, but includes overcoming invisible barriers to full participation by people of all abilities.
All members of the ANTS community are invited to stop by and learn more. A short, heartwarming film on the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in four faith communities will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by members of the Justice Matters class. You will leave with information and resources that will enable you to open this discussion in your own church or field ed site.
This is an informal, drop-in program that will be continuously running during lunch time on both days – bring your lunch or a cup of coffee and join us!

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Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback
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To the ANTS student body:

On behalf of the Promotion Committee charged with overviewing the possible promotion of Associate Professor Gregory Mobley, I want to invite and strongly encourage you to send letters of feedback detailing your experience with Professor Mobley's teaching and presence at ANTS. Letters should be mailed or delivered to Jennifer Shaw in the Office of the Faculty (Worcester Hall 101). Please send your letter before Wednesday, March 7. If you prefer to email your letter, you may email it to me: mboulton@ants.edu .

This is an invaluable part of an important process: please take part!

Sincerely,
Matthew Myer Boulton
Member, Mobley Promotion Committee

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New Pass/Fail Deadline
-----------------------

The new Pass/Fail deadline is Friday, February 23.

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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: http://www.bostontheological.org/

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Filing Deadline: Monday, February 26th

Your Student Association will be holding elections to fill open offices for the remainder of the 2006-2007 academic year. The elections will be held from March 5th - 8th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

Executive Officers:
-Vice President
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2006-07 Spring.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA President, Len Hayward, at LHayward@ants.edu. These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Monday, February 26th. Any questions? Email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu


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Evening Compline Worship Service
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Tuesday, Feb 27th
9-9:30 PM
Meetinghouse

Please join Professor Burrows and friends for Compline.
We will close the day as the monks at Glastonbury Abbey do, praying the psalms in contemplative service.

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Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium! (Please see attached flyer).
m

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

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday February 20, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- SACRED CHOICES, SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE
- Peace Fellowship Meetings/Peace Week Planning
- PREPARE/ENRICH Counseling Programs
- The 79th Annual Academy Awards LIVE
- Reminder from the Registrar's Office
- Amplify Their Call!
- T Passes Have Arrived
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith
- Sacred Circle Dance - Spring Schedule
- Spiritual Journeys - Tuesday, February 27
- Mandala Meditation Group - Begins February 27
- Compassionate Visit II - Saturday, March 3
- A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life - March 22, 2007
- Purim Celebration
- Opening Church Doors and Hearts to People of All Abilities
- Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback

REVIEW

- New Pass/Fail Deadline
- Changes in Institutional Advancement
- Costas Consultation on Feb. 23-24, 2007
- UCC Fellowship Shrove Tuesday Announcement
- A Welcome from the UCC Fellowship
- Missing Package
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Ash Wednesday Service - February 21
- Field Ed Office Short Info Sessions CHANGE OF DATES
- Evening Compline Worship Service
- Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22

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SACRED CHOICES, SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE
------------------------------------------------
April 19, 2007
9am-6pm
Peck Room

A retreat for ministerial and rabbinical seminarians, to explore our lived experiences of reproductive choices through worship, ritual, journaling and shared creativity.

More details to be posted soon. Space is limited. To begin the registration process, please submit a short paragraph outlining your interest in attending to cemerson@ants.edu.

Sponsored by the Seminarians for Choice Fellowship at ANTS.

Contact: Carmen Emerson
Email: CEmerson@ants.edu

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Peace Fellowship Meetings/Peace Week Planning
--------------------------------------------------------
As we head into Peace Week (March 12-16) we are going to meet each Thursday from 5-6:00 in the cafeteria (or small dining room if available). That is:
Feb. 22
March 1
March 8

The next meeting 2/22 is when we have to finalize the offerings for the week so we can create the publicity and make final arrangements. We have some great events planned already, so mark your calendars.

Cynthia Knowles
cynthia@iecc.com


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PREPARE/ENRICH Counseling Programs
---------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 9:30am-4:30pm

Peck Conference Room (in lower level of Worcester Hall),

Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Community of Andover Newton Students (UUCANS)

Come join the Reverend Robin Zucker as she teaches seminarians, clergy and counselors to use a series of respected, religion-neutral counseling programs when working with couples. This workshop will enrich ministry options for clergy and laypeople and expand therapeutic options for counselors.

You will receive:

- Comprehensive Counselor Manual*€"step -by -step instructions for administration and feedback of the Program.
- 5 Inventories for premarital and married couples at all stages of life.
- Building a Strong Marriage Workbook*€"exercises for couples to complete.
- Complimentary Scoring of one set on our new Online System*€"use it for yourself or a couple you are working with, a $29.95 value.

The cost is $170 per person. Please bring brown bag lunch. Coffee and pastries provided.

Additional Information and registration: http://www.flowingforce.com/prepare_training.htm

Rev. Robin Zucker: flowingforce@comcast.net

Leslie Becknell
Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com
www.ConversationthatMatters.com

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The 79th Annual Academy Awards LIVE
------------------------------------------
It's the time of year you've all been waiting for! The 79th Annual Academy Awards, LIVE on Sunday, February 25th at 8pm. Come join us for a viewing on the projection screen in Sturtevant. "Little Miss Sunshine" is up for four Oscars. "The Departed" is up for five. "Babel," with seven nominations, is nominated twice in the same category. Which movie will take home the most Oscars? Is Will Smith going to receive his first Oscar, or will Peter O'Toole finally take the award after his eighth nomination? Find out, LIVE, this Sunday! There will be refreshments provided, but please bring your own favorite Oscar snacks, and please bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. For those of you who don't want to watch the entire show, there will be games going on throughout the night as well. Join us for a wonderful time starting at 7:30 this Sunday!

Evn Tomeny

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Reminder from the Registrar's Office
-------------------------------------
To all M.Div. students -

Once you reach 45 credit-hours, you must schedule your mid-program review. Failure to do so will result in your not being allowed to register for the next semester.
Information packets regarding the mid-program review are available from the bin on the wall outside the Dean's Office, Worcester 106.

---------------------------------
Amplify Their Call!
---------------------------------
More than forty prospective students are packing their bags, saying their prayers, and heading to the Hill for this year's Conference on Ministries, Friday and Saturday March 2-3, 2007. We need your help to make their time at Andover Newton a success.

By volunteering for the Conference on Ministries, you not only get the satisfaction of meeting incoming students before they ever appear in the Funny Book, but you are also welcome to join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We'll even reimburse you for mileage and tolls. And it's fun, too!

There are many ways to help, so choose one, two, or ten of the options below and e-mail Peg Carroll or call (mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 294) to let us know what you'd like to do.

- Help make beds and set up rooms in Appleton Chase and Farwell on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon or evening.
- Blow up balloons and put up signs on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon.
- Pick up participants from the airport or train station on Thursday, March 1.
- Take a shift staffing a table in Sturtevant on Thursday, March 1 between 6-11 p.m., greeting prospective students as they arrive, passing out keys, and helping them settle into campus.
- Hang up balloons on Friday morning, March 2.
- Lead a campus tour from 10:30-11 a.m. on Friday, March 2
- Lead a housing tour from 2:30-3 p.m. on Friday, March 2
- Offer to have your on-campus room or apartment shown during the housing tour (2:30-3 p.m., Friday, March 2)
- Speak on a panel about self-care in seminary on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Ask your spouse, partner, child, or other close friend or family member if he or she would be willing to speak on a panel titled "Companions on the Seminary Journey," designed especially for the families and friends of prospective students on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Join the fun on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. playing games in Sturtevant Hall or watching a movie in Stoddard Hall

But that's not all! As the Conference on Ministries ends on Saturday, another group of prospective students will be arriving. About 15 young men from Morehouse College will be visiting ANTS as their first stop in a tour of seminaries in the East. They will be spending Sunday afternoon exploring Boston, and hope to bring current ANTS students with them to show off the city's best places. If you're interested in joining them, e-mail Darrick Jackson (djackson@ants.edu).

-------------------------------
T Passes Have Arrived
-------------------------------
T Passes are in. Please pick yours up at the Housing Office before March 1.

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

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Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
—---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

----------------------------------------------
Sacred Circle Dance - Spring Schedule
----------------------------------------------
February 25, March 25, April 29, and May 27

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

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

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

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

-----------------------------------------
Spiritual Journeys - Tuesday, February 27
------------------------------------------
4:30-5:45 p.m.
at the President's Home

Guest: Sarah Drummond, Director of Field Education & Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership

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

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

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Mandala Meditation Group - Begins February 27
--------------------------------------------------
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

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

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

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit to being at all five sessions

Advance sign-up requested with Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

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

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 the Peck Room 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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A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life - March 22, 2007
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7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
March 22, 2007
Stoddard Hall

Roger S. Gottlieb is Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author or editor of fourteen books and more than 100 articles on political philosophy, environmentalism, religious life, the Holocaust and disability.

He is editor of six academic book series, contributing editor to Tikkun Magazine, and is on the editorial board of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology and Worldviews: Religion, Nature, Culture.

His two most recent books are A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and our Planet's Future and The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032207earthwitness.htm


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Purim Celebration
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Open to HC students and faculty
March 4, 2007
1:00 - 4:00
Meetinghouse

Celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Contact: Van Lanckton
Email: vlanckton@comcast.net

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Opening Church Doors and Hearts to People of All Abilities
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Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27
Noon to 2 pm
Small dining room


Do the people sitting in the pews of your church reflect the full spectrum of ability and disability found in the general population? Accessibility is not just a "bricks and mortar" issue, but includes overcoming invisible barriers to full participation by people of all abilities.
All members of the ANTS community are invited to stop by and learn more. A short, heartwarming film on the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in four faith communities will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by members of the Justice Matters class. You will leave with information and resources that will enable you to open this discussion in your own church or field ed site.
This is an informal, drop-in program that will be continuously running during lunch time on both days – bring your lunch or a cup of coffee and join us!

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Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback
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To the ANTS student body:

On behalf of the Promotion Committee charged with overviewing the possible promotion of Associate Professor Gregory Mobley, I want to invite and strongly encourage you to send letters of feedback detailing your experience with Professor Mobley's teaching and presence at ANTS. Letters should be mailed or delivered to Jennifer Shaw in the Office of the Faculty (Worcester Hall 101). Please send your letter before Wednesday, March 7. If you prefer to email your letter, you may email it to me: mboulton@ants.edu .

This is an invaluable part of an important process: please take part!

Sincerely,
Matthew Myer Boulton
Member, Mobley Promotion Committee

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New Pass/Fail Deadline
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The new Pass/Fail deadline is Friday, February 23.

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Changes in Institutional Advancement
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Good people:

In order to maximize talent and effectiveness in the face of the significant challenges we face in building a new financial future for Andover Newton, we are instituting some changes in the organization of our Institutional Advancement team.

Effective Tuesday February 20th Priscilla Deck will assume the responsibility of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. At the same time Desne Crossley will assume the position of Senior Advancement Officer - Major Gifts.

This is an important application of skills, as it will enable us to gain maximum benefit from these two gifted leaders at Andover Newton. Desne has served as the leader of the IA team for more than two years and in that time brought an enthusiasm for the school coupled with a contagious faith-oriented professionalism that has inspired us all. Her ability to leverage her interpersonal gifts to secure significant financial commitments for the school is significant, but it has been underutilized. In turn, Priscilla Deck has demonstrated a level of leadership and insight that has blossomed with each new level of responsibility she has been given.

I have been impressed with Priscilla and Desne's dedication and professionalism in working with me to design this new approach. I invite your support and prayers for both of them as they begin this new chapter in the life of their service to Andover Newton.

N.

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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: http://www.bostontheological.org/

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UCC Fellowship Shrove Tuesday Announcement
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The longstanding tradition of celebrating Shrove Tuesday with pancakes continues this year – with some modifications!

Liz Bostwick, Director of Food Services has graciously agreed to include pancakes and toppings in Tuesday evening's dinner menu! Thank you, Liz!

Mindful of the suffering that still continues in New Orleans and throughout the areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, many of us have ambivalent feelings about celebrating anything so closely associated with this region. So, there will be two strands of Mardi Gras beads on each table. One will be broken, representing broken lives, broken promises and broken systems while the other will remain intact symbolizing our dreams for peace, wholeness and healing for our sisters and brothers.

All students are invited to share pancakes and to take a bead from a broken strand with you to be a reminder or focus in your times of reflection and prayer during the season of Lent.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Cindy Stasko at cstasko@ants.edu.

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A Welcome from the UCC Fellowship
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The UCC Fellowship extends a warm welcome to all new students! Please join us by signing up through Connect for information about the fellowship as well as news and announcements of upcoming activities and events.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Cindy Stasko, Co-moderator at cstasko@ants.edu.

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Missing Package
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Folks,

Does anyone know anything about a packaged delivered by USPS last Friday 2/9/07 at 9:01AM for Wing Yee Lee? There is an expensive text book in the package that Wing Yee needs for an exam in two weeks. Please let me know if you remember seeing it or if you know where it is.

The return address would have been
University Readers
3970 Sorrento Valley Blvd.
Suite G
San Diego, CA 92121

Thanks,

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

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Filing Deadline: Monday, February 26th

Your Student Association will be holding elections to fill open offices for the remainder of the 2006-2007 academic year. The elections will be held from March 5th - 8th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

Executive Officers:
-Vice President
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2006-07 Spring.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA President, Len Hayward, at LHayward@ants.edu. These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Monday, February 26th. Any questions? Email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu


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Ash Wednesday Service - February 21
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Chapel on Wed. Feb. 21, is IN THE MEETINGHOUSE at 1 p.m. Service for Ash Wednesday, led by Mark Burrows with Willie Sordillo (jazz sax), Dana Mann, et al.

Please join us!

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Field Ed Office Short Info Sessions CHANGE OF DATES
---------------------------------------------

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
The advanced field education information sessions that were scheduled for Feb. 14, have been changed as a result of the weather. There will be two sessions, therefore, on Feb. 21 for students who (1) are considering an advanced year of field education, or (2) have already attended the information session for incoming field ed students but need information about the field ed course next year:

Feb. 21
12:00-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m. (choose one) in the Peck Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education

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Evening Compline Worship Service
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Tuesday, Feb 27th
9-9:30 PM
Meetinghouse

Please join Professor Burrows and friends for Compline.
We will close the day as the monks at Glastonbury Abbey do, praying the psalms in contemplative service.

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Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium! (Please see attached flyer).

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Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
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Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

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

Monday, February 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 19, 2007

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Monday:
- SCHOOL CLOSED: Presidents' Day Holiday

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- SA Meeting - February 20, 2007 - Tuesday

Wednesday:
- Yoga Wednesday Mornings
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays
- Field Ed Office Short Info Sessions - February 21, Wednesday

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS

Friday - Saturday:
- Costas Consultation on Feb. 23-24, 2007
- Sacred Circle Dance - Spring Schedule

Monday:
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates - Monday, Feb. 26


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Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
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Office Hours at the FHS Center in STurtevant
Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at DHonen@ants.edu for more information
Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries, bgillaus@ants.edu

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

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

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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SA Meeting - February 20, 2007 - Tuesday
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Tuesday, February 20th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Small dining room


We will be voting to approve the SA Budget. The budget and explanation are available in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect.

Please submit any other agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, February 18th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu


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

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

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

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Community Chapel - Wednesdays - Ash Wednesday
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Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Feb. 21 -
Ash Wednesday

Chapel on Wed. Feb. 21, is IN THE MEETINGHOUSE at 1 p.m. Service for Ash Wednesday, led by Mark Burrows with Willie Sordillo (jazz sax), Dana Mann, et al.

Please join us!


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

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

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

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Field Ed Office Short Info Sessions - February 21, Wednesday
---------------------------------------------

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
The advanced field education information sessions that were scheduled for Feb. 14, have been changed as a result of the weather. There will be two sessions, therefore, on Feb. 21 for students who (1) are considering an advanced year of field education, or (2) have already attended the information session for incoming field ed students but need information about the field ed course next year:

Feb. 21
12:00-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m. (choose one) in the Peck Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education

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UU Worship - Thursdays
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

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

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Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
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Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

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The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
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Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525 or jangelica@uuma.org).
Financial Assistance is available. So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School


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Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium - Friday, February 23
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium!

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/022307ecosymposium.htm

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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/


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Sacred Circle Dance - Spring Schedule
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February 25, March 25, April 29, and May 27

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

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

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

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

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates - Monday, Feb. 26
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Filing Deadline: Monday, February 26th

Your Student Association will be holding elections to fill open offices for the remainder of the 2006-2007 academic year. The elections will be held from March 5th - 8th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

Executive Officers:
-Vice President
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2006-07 Spring.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA President, Len Hayward, at LHayward@ants.edu. These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Monday, February 26th. Any questions? Email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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

Friday, February 16, 2007

ANTS Student E- News - Friday, February 16 - SPECIAL - Amplify Their Call

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Amplify Their Call!
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More than forty prospective students are packing their bags, saying their prayers, and heading to the Hill for this year's Conference on Ministries, Friday and Saturday March 2-3, 2007. We need your help to make their time at Andover Newton a success.

By volunteering for the Conference on Ministries, you not only get the satisfaction of meeting incoming students before they ever appear in the Funny Book, but you are also welcome to join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We'll even reimburse you for mileage and tolls. And it's fun, too!

There are many ways to help, so choose one, two, or ten of the options below and e-mail Peg Carroll or call (mcarroll@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 294) to let us know what you'd like to do.

- Help make beds and set up rooms in Appleton Chase and Farwell on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon or evening.
- Blow up balloons and put up signs on Thursday, March 1 in the afternoon.
- Pick up participants from the airport or train station on Thursday, March 1.
- Take a shift staffing a table in Sturtevant on Thursday, March 1 between 6-11 p.m., greeting prospective students as they arrive, passing out keys, and helping them settle into campus.
- Hang up balloons on Friday morning, March 2.
- Lead a campus tour from 10:30-11 a.m. on Friday, March 2
- Lead a housing tour from 2:30-3 p.m. on Friday, March 2
- Offer to have your on-campus room or apartment shown during the housing tour (2:30-3 p.m., Friday, March 2)
- Speak on a panel about self-care in seminary on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Ask your spouse, partner, child, or other close friend or family member if he or she would be willing to speak on a panel titled "Companions on the Seminary Journey," designed especially for the families and friends of prospective students on Friday, March 2 from 4:15-5:00
- Join the fun on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. playing games in Sturtevant Hall or watching a movie in Stoddard Hall

But that's not all! As the Conference on Ministries ends on Saturday, another group of prospective students will be arriving. About 15 young men from Morehouse College will be visiting ANTS as their first stop in a tour of seminaries in the East. They will be spending Sunday afternoon exploring Boston, and hope to bring current ANTS students with them to show off the city's best places. If you're interested in joining them, e-mail Darrick Jackson (djackson@ants.edu).

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

Thursday, February 15, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday February 15, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- SA Meeting - February 20, 2007
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Ash Wednesday Service - February 21
- Field Ed Office Short Info Sessions CHANGE OF DATES
- Evening Compline Worship Service
- Bookstore Hours this Weekend and Presidents Day

REVIEW

- Allergies and Fragrances
- From Ashes to Easter Workshop LOCATION CHANGE
- BC RecPlex - Get Fit!
- CONNECT Reminder: Check and Update Your E-Mail Address
- Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
- Announcement from Field Ed Office
- Academic Announcement - Spring 2007


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SA Meeting - February 20, 2007
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Tuesday, February 20th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Small dining room


We will be voting to approve the SA Budget. The budget and explanation are available in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect.

Please submit any other agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, February 18th, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Filing Deadline: Monday, February 26th

Your Student Association will be holding elections to fill open offices for the remainder of the 2006-2007 academic year. The elections will be held from March 5th - 8th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

Executive Officers:
-Vice President
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2006-07 Spring.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA President, Len Hayward, at LHayward@ants.edu. These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Monday, February 26th. Any questions? Email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu).

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu


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Ash Wednesday Service - February 21
-----------------------------------

Chapel on Wed. Feb. 21, is IN THE MEETINGHOUSE at 1 p.m. Service for Ash Wednesday, led by Mark Burrows with Willie Sordillo (jazz sax), Dana Mann, et al.

Please join us!

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Field Ed Office Short Info Sessions CHANGE OF DATES
---------------------------------------------

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
The advanced field education information sessions that were scheduled for Feb. 14, have been changed as a result of the weather. There will be two sessions, therefore, on Feb. 21 for students who (1) are considering an advanced year of field education, or (2) have already attended the information session for incoming field ed students but need information about the field ed course next year:

Feb. 21
12:00-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m. (choose one) in the Peck Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education

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Evening Compline Worship Service
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Tuesday, Feb 27th
9-9:30 PM
Meetinghouse

Please join Professor Burrows and friends for Compline.
We will close the day as the monks at Glastonbury Abbey do, praying the psalms in contemplative service.

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Bookstore Hours this Weekend and Presidents Day
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The bookstore will be open this Saturday, Feb. 17 from 11:30 - 3:30 pm for the American Baptist Revival being held on campus during the day.

Students may also drop by to pick up textbooks during those Saturday hours.

Finally, the bookstore will be open Monday, Presidents' Day, regular hours 10 am - 6 pm.

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Allergies and Fragrances
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Increasing numbers of ANTS students suffer from allergies or other kinds of environmental sensitivities. For some of them the regular perfume or cologne many of us wear can make them very uncomfortable, sometimes even requiring that they leave a classroom. For the sake of your colleagues, please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes in classes. It is one more way that we can be community to each other.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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>From Ashes to Easter Workshop LOCATION CHANGE
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Please note that the From Ashes to Easter Workshop with Matthew Boulton will be held in a new new location: The Peck Room.
We had it originally in the Meeting House.

Jennifer Shaw

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BC RecPlex - Get Fit!
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Looking for a way to stay or get FIT?

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

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

Check out www.bc.edu/plex

Facilities Include:
Weight Room (nautilus and free weights)
Cardio Equipment (stair master, bikes, etc.)
Swimming Pool (lap swimming, diving board, hot tub, etc.)
Aerobics Classes (step, kick boxing, yoga, cardio kick, etc.)
Indoor Track, Basketball and Tennis Courts
Locker Room (lockers, showers, sauna, etc.)

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

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

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 6 AM - 12 AM; Friday 6 AM - 11 PM;
Saturday 9 AM - 9 PM; Sunday 9 AM - 11 PM
(hours sometimes vary with holidays, etc., but changes are posted well in advance)

Parking: Visitor pay for parking is in effect from 2am Monday through 5pm Friday. The first two hours are free and then it is $2.00 per hour up to a maximum of $10.00.
Parking is FREE from 5pm Friday to 2am Monday.

How to Sign Up:

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

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

—---------------------------------------------------------
CONNECT Reminder: Check and Update Your E-Mail Address
—---------------------------------------------------------

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

To change your e-mail address:

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

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

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

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

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

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


-----------------------------------------------------
Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
-----------------------------------------------------
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium! (Please see attached flyer).

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
—---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

--------------------------------------
Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
--------------------------------------

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

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Mobley

New Testament Wan

History of Christianity Burrows

Theology Heim

Ethics Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Boulton

Field Education Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Gill-Austern

Congregational Life Drummond

World Christianity Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Herzog

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

MDiv - Prof. Mark Heim

MA- Prof. Brita Gill-Austern

STM- Prof. Jeyaraj

For the DMin - contact Debbie Craig who coordinates the program.

Faculty members overseeing the renewal areas are as follows:

FHSP - Gill-Austern

GCIM - Jeyaraj

TMPL - Dixon

WOTA - Burrows

All additional questions can be referred to Dean Bill Herzog.

Faculty on sabbatical/ leave for the 2006-07 academic year include:

Pazmino (year)

Valentin (year)

Nordbeck (spring)

Thornton (spring)

A strong corps of adjunct faculty supports the teaching of courses and the dean's team is available to support you!

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

SCHOOL CLOSED TODAY - February 14, 2007

Due to the winter storm, Andover Newton is closed today. The offices are
closed and all classes are canceled. Check with the Library for possible
hours.

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 13 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Stuart Chair Candidate Interviews - Feb. 13th & 15th
- Allergies and Fragrances
- From Ashes to Easter Workshop LOCATION CHANGE

REVIEW


- Snow Closing Info for Spirituality and Social Justice Class
- Public Lecture by Maria Teresa Davila - Thursday, February 15
- BC RecPlex - Get Fit!
- CONNECT Reminder: Check and Update Your E-Mail Address
- Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
- Announcement from Field Ed Office
- Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15


-----------------------------------------
Stuart Chair Candidate Interviews - Feb. 13th & 15th
-----------------------------------------
Tuesday, February 13th and Thursday, February 15th
12:00-1:00 PM
Upper Noyes

The student members of the Stuart Ethics Chair search committee, Jason Alpsaugh and Stephanie Haskins, extend a special invitation to all students to attend a candidate forum with students on February 13th and 15th. Get your lunch and go upstairs to Upper Noyes to meet and interact with each fine candidate. This is your opportunity to shape ethical conversation at ANTS both for your benefit and for the benefit of the next generation of ANTS students. Questions? Contact Stephanie at SHaskins@ants.edu or Jason at JAlspaugh@ants.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

---------------------------------
Allergies and Fragrances
---------------------------------

Increasing numbers of ANTS students suffer from allergies or other kinds of environmental sensitivities. For some of them the regular perfume or cologne many of us wear can make them very uncomfortable, sometimes even requiring that they leave a classroom. For the sake of your colleagues, please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes in classes. It is one more way that we can be community to each other.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------------
>From Ashes to Easter Workshop LOCATION CHANGE
-------------------------------------------

Please note that the From Ashes to Easter Workshop with Matthew Boulton will be held in a new new location: The Peck Room.
We had it originally in the Meeting House.

Jennifer Shaw

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Snow Closing Info for Spirituality and Social Justice Class
-----------------------------------------------------------------
The forecast is for snow on Wednesday, and there is a chance HC could be closed. In the event ANTS closes and Hebrew College doesn't, the class will be ON. Each school makes its own independent decision, so just because one is closed doesn't mean the other will be.

The snow number to call is 617-559-8609.

Please call this number or tune in to TV channels 4, 5 or 7 to determine if Hebrew College is closed.

-------------------------------------
Public Lecture by Maria Teresa Davila - Thursday, February 15
---------------------------------------
Thursday, February 15, 2007
10:45 a.m.
The Berkeley Room

"The Continuing Challenge of Identity Politics for Christian Ethics: A Study on Middle-Class Consumer Culture and its Influence on Christianity in the U.S."

Public Lecture by Maria Teresa Davila, Ph.D. Candidate (Boston College)
and Candidate for the
KATHERINE B. STUART CHAIR IN ETHICS


------------------------------------
BC RecPlex - Get Fit!
------------------------------------
Looking for a way to stay or get FIT?

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

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

Check out www.bc.edu/plex

Facilities Include:
Weight Room (nautilus and free weights)
Cardio Equipment (stair master, bikes, etc.)
Swimming Pool (lap swimming, diving board, hot tub, etc.)
Aerobics Classes (step, kick boxing, yoga, cardio kick, etc.)
Indoor Track, Basketball and Tennis Courts
Locker Room (lockers, showers, sauna, etc.)

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

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

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 6 AM - 12 AM; Friday 6 AM - 11 PM;
Saturday 9 AM - 9 PM; Sunday 9 AM - 11 PM
(hours sometimes vary with holidays, etc., but changes are posted well in advance)

Parking: Visitor pay for parking is in effect from 2am Monday through 5pm Friday. The first two hours are free and then it is $2.00 per hour up to a maximum of $10.00.
Parking is FREE from 5pm Friday to 2am Monday.

How to Sign Up:

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

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

—---------------------------------------------------------
CONNECT Reminder: Check and Update Your E-Mail Address
—---------------------------------------------------------

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

To change your e-mail address:

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

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

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

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

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

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


-----------------------------------------------------
Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
-----------------------------------------------------
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium! (Please see attached flyer).

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
—---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

------------------------------
Announcement from Field Ed Office
------------------------------
Short Information Session For:

1. Students considering an advanced year of field education

AND

2. Students entering field education who already attended an Information Session in the fall:

Choose ONE—
February 14
12-12:30 OR 2:30-3

February 20 from
1:00-1:30

Peck Conference Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.

--------------------------------------
Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
--------------------------------------

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

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Mobley

New Testament Wan

History of Christianity Burrows

Theology Heim

Ethics Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Boulton

Field Education Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Gill-Austern

Congregational Life Drummond

World Christianity Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Herzog

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

MDiv - Prof. Mark Heim

MA- Prof. Brita Gill-Austern

STM- Prof. Jeyaraj

For the DMin - contact Debbie Craig who coordinates the program.

Faculty members overseeing the renewal areas are as follows:

FHSP - Gill-Austern

GCIM - Jeyaraj

TMPL - Dixon

WOTA - Burrows

All additional questions can be referred to Dean Bill Herzog.

Faculty on sabbatical/ leave for the 2006-07 academic year include:

Pazmino (year)

Valentin (year)

Nordbeck (spring)

Thornton (spring)

A strong corps of adjunct faculty supports the teaching of courses and the dean's team is available to support you!

-----------------------------------------------
Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
-----------------------------------------------

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

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

Monday, February 12, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday February 12, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Snow Closing Info for Spirituality and Social Justice Class
- Public Lecture by Maria Teresa Davila - Thursday, February 15

REVIEW

- FOUND: children's Gloves
- BC RecPlex - Get Fit!
- CONNECT Reminder: Check and Update Your E-Mail Address
- Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
- Library Transition Notice
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
- Announcement from Field Ed Office
- Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Snow Closing Info for Spirituality and Social Justice Class
-----------------------------------------------------------------
The forecast is for snow on Wednesday, and there is a chance HC could be closed. In the event ANTS closes and Hebrew College doesn't, the class will be ON. Each school makes its own independent decision, so just because one is closed doesn't mean the other will be.

The snow number to call is 617-559-8609.

Please call this number or tune in to TV channels 4, 5 or 7 to determine if Hebrew College is closed.

-------------------------------------
Public Lecture by Maria Teresa Davila - Thursday, February 15
---------------------------------------
Thursday, February 15, 2007
10:45 a.m.
The Berkeley Room

"The Continuing Challenge of Identity Politics for Christian Ethics: A Study on Middle-Class Consumer Culture and its Influence on Christianity in the U.S."

Public Lecture by Maria Teresa Davila, Ph.D. Candidate (Boston College)
and Candidate for the
KATHERINE B. STUART CHAIR IN ETHICS


------------------------------------------
FOUND: children's Gloves
------------------------------------------
Found on Herrick Road/Campus Drive (between Farwell Hall and the Library) earlier this week (Tues. or Wed.). Knit red-and-black pair of child's gloves, look pretty new.

to claim, call MaryHelen at 978-314-2360 or email marlenspirit@gmail.com

MaryHelen Gunn


------------------------------------
BC RecPlex - Get Fit!
------------------------------------
Looking for a way to stay or get FIT?

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

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

Check out www.bc.edu/plex

Facilities Include:
Weight Room (nautilus and free weights)
Cardio Equipment (stair master, bikes, etc.)
Swimming Pool (lap swimming, diving board, hot tub, etc.)
Aerobics Classes (step, kick boxing, yoga, cardio kick, etc.)
Indoor Track, Basketball and Tennis Courts
Locker Room (lockers, showers, sauna, etc.)

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

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

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 6 AM - 12 AM; Friday 6 AM - 11 PM;
Saturday 9 AM - 9 PM; Sunday 9 AM - 11 PM
(hours sometimes vary with holidays, etc., but changes are posted well in advance)

Parking: Visitor pay for parking is in effect from 2am Monday through 5pm Friday. The first two hours are free and then it is $2.00 per hour up to a maximum of $10.00.
Parking is FREE from 5pm Friday to 2am Monday.

How to Sign Up:

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

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

—---------------------------------------------------------
CONNECT Reminder: Check and Update Your E-Mail Address
—---------------------------------------------------------

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

To change your e-mail address:

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

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

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

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

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

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


-----------------------------------------------------
Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
-----------------------------------------------------
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium! (Please see attached flyer).

--------------------------------
Library Transition notice
--------------------------------

Members of the ANTS Community:

We are happy to assume responsibility for the library program during the search period for a new Library Director. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us on the library staff with suggestions regarding library service and additional ways we can support your academic work.

We look forward to continue working with the Andover Newton community.

Diana Yount
Jeff Brigham


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
—---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

------------------------------
Announcement from Field Ed Office
------------------------------
Short Information Session For:

1. Students considering an advanced year of field education

AND

2. Students entering field education who already attended an Information Session in the fall:

Choose ONE—
February 14
12-12:30 OR 2:30-3

February 20 from
1:00-1:30

Peck Conference Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.

--------------------------------------
Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
--------------------------------------

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

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Mobley

New Testament Wan

History of Christianity Burrows

Theology Heim

Ethics Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Boulton

Field Education Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Gill-Austern

Congregational Life Drummond

World Christianity Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Herzog

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

MDiv - Prof. Mark Heim

MA- Prof. Brita Gill-Austern

STM- Prof. Jeyaraj

For the DMin - contact Debbie Craig who coordinates the program.

Faculty members overseeing the renewal areas are as follows:

FHSP - Gill-Austern

GCIM - Jeyaraj

TMPL - Dixon

WOTA - Burrows

All additional questions can be referred to Dean Bill Herzog.

Faculty on sabbatical/ leave for the 2006-07 academic year include:

Pazmino (year)

Valentin (year)

Nordbeck (spring)

Thornton (spring)

A strong corps of adjunct faculty supports the teaching of courses and the dean's team is available to support you!

-----------------------------------------------
Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
-----------------------------------------------

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


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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 12, 2007 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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

Monday:
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Public Lecture by Dr. Nimi Wariboko - Tuesday, February 13
- Stuart Chair Candidate Interview - Tues., Feb 13
- Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007

Wednesday:
- Yoga Wednesday Mornings
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays
- Announcement from Field Ed Office - Feb. 14 and Feb. 20

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thurs., Feb. 15
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS

Friday - Saturday:
- From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 16
- Revive Us Again!

---------------------------------------
Men's Fellowship - Mondays
---------------------------------------
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

--------------------------------------------
Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
--------------------------------------------
Office Hours at the FHS Center in STurtevant
Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at DHonen@ants.edu for more information
Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries, bgillaus@ants.edu

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

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

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

--------------------------------------
Public Lecture by Dr. Nimi Wariboko - Tuesday, February 13
---------------------------------------
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
10:45 a.m.
The Berkeley Room

"Ethics of United States' Monetary Policy"

Public Lecture by Dr. Nimi Wariboko

African Studies Scholar, Former Investment Banker
and
Founding Senior Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Brooklyn, New York)

and Candidate for the
KATHERINE B. STUART CHAIR IN ETHICS

-----------------------------------------
Stuart Chair Candidate Interview - Tues., Feb 13
-----------------------------------------
Tuesday, February 13th
12:00-1:00 PM
Upper Noyes

The student members of the Stuart Ethics Chair search committee, Jason Alpsaugh and Stephanie Haskins, extend a special invitation to all students to attend a candidate forum with students on February 7th and February 13th. Get your lunch and go upstairs to Upper Noyes to meet and interact with each fine candidate. This is your opportunity to shape ethical conversation at ANTS both for your benefit and for the benefit of the next generation of ANTS students. Questions? Contact Stephanie at SHaskins@ants.edu or Jason at JAlspaugh@ants.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

-------------------------------------------
Healing Our Borders: A Faithful Response to Immigration - February 13, 2007
-------------------------------------------
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.

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

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

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

--------------------------------------------------
Community Chapel - Wednesdays
--------------------------------------------------
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

Feb. 14 - Prof. Greg Mobley

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

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

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

------------------------------
Announcement from Field Ed Office - Feb. 14 and Feb. 20
------------------------------
Short Information Session For:

1. Students considering an advanced year of field education

AND

2. Students entering field education who already attended an Information Session in the fall:

Choose ONE-
February 14
12-12:30 OR 2:30-3

February 20 from
1:00-1:30

Peck Conference Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.


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UU Worship - Thursdays
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

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

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Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thurs., Feb. 15
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Please attend, as you are able, the first Peace Fellowship meeting of the spring semester.

Next Thursday 2/15, 5:00-6:00 pm, small dining room off the cafeteria

Grab some supper and come.

We will talk about planning for Peace Week planning (only a month away) and consider where to go next in the discussion around military recruiting. If you are interested in being involved but cannot attend the meeting, send Cynthia an email to be added to the Peace Fellowship email distribution list for minutes and updates. Cynthia Knowles, cynthia@iecc.com.

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The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
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Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525 or jangelica@uuma.org).
Financial Assistance is available. So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School


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>From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 16
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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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Revive Us Again!
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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!

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

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

Friday, February 09, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday February 9, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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Robert Morris: Warrior Lawyer of the 1850s
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The Lay Committee on Contemporary Spiritual-&-Public Concerns (The "CSPC Committee") of St. Paul Parish, Cambridge, will hold the sixth lecture of its series on Friday, February 9, 2007, 7:30-9:00 pm. Civil rights activist Charles E. Walker, Jr., Esq., will speak on "Robert Morris: Warrior Lawyer of the 1850s." Robert Morris was the second African American admitted to the Massachusetts bar (1847), a leader for justice in his day, and a resister of the Fugitive Slave Law. This event will be held at St. Paul Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. A reception will follow.. ..See attached release.

Please contact Angela Jones for further information, 781-235-1942.

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THE TOUCH OF COMPASSION: A CHRIST-CENTERED APPROACH TO HEALING
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Join us for this two-part workshop lead by Patricia Warren, Reiki Master
Teacher, exploring the "story" of Reiki and what it has in common with
Christian healing. Through the use of meditation, icons, blessings,
scripture, prayer, we will learn how Jesus met the brokenhearted and
transformed, redeemed and healed. Self-treatments, meditation, the body's
natural energy centers, curing, healing, and the history of Christian
healing will be discussed.

To learn more about the instructor visit www.patriciawarren.com.

Sunday, March 4 and 11
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA

Fee: $125
To register call 781-893-7798 or email, journeys@firstparishweston.org

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New England Women Ministers Association Annual Spring Retreat
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April 24-26, 2007

Miramar Retreat Center
121 Park St.
Duxbury, MA 02331

The NEWMA (New England Women Ministers Association) is an organization of lay ministers, ordained clergy and religious from Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox backgrounds. Their purpose is to affirm the ministries of individual women, and to strengthen the ties which bind women ministers together. They are involved in many kinds of ministries: counseling, religious education, parish ministry, writing, arts, seminary teaching, social outreach, healing, music, hospice, hospital and institutional chaplaincy, and more.

They offer an annual Spring retreat at the Miramar Center in Duxbury, MA, and would like to invite women in ministry to join them at their retreat this year, entitled "Seeds of Shalom", to be held April 24-26, 2007. Please contact them with any questions you may have.

Email liz@significant.com or call 508-450-0431 for more information . Checks made out to NEWMA; Mail to:
Registrar, NEWMA
168 Church Street
Waltham MA 02452


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"BEYOND REDUCTIONISM: REINVENTING THE SACRED WITHOUT SUPERNATURALISM"
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Where: Sperry Auditorium, Harvard Divinity School
When: Tuesday, Feb. 13
5:10 pm to 7 pm

Speaker Stuart Kauffman of the University of Calgary proposes emergence as an alternative to scientific reductionism. Using examples from his broad experience in cosmology and biology, he makes the case for a new fundamental paradigm for scientific endeavor. He uses the term "God" to mean the "vast and ceaseless creativity of the only universe we know of, ours."

Respondents:

Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School

Kirk Wegter-McNelly, Boston University School of Theology

Nancy Hutton, Harvard University


STUART A. KAUFFMAN, is a professor at the University of Calgary with a shared appointment between biological sciences and physics and astronomy. He is also the leader of the Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics (IBI) which conducts leading-edge interdisciplinary research in systems biology.

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Worship, March, and Witness for Peace in Iraq - March 16, 2007
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Four years ago, as the buildup to war with Iraq heightened, 3,500 people attended a service hosted by Sojourners in the Washington National Cathedral and marched to the White House. Now, four years later, thousands of lives have been lost, billions of dollars have been wasted, and all of us have been diminished in the midst of so much destruction and heartache. On March 16, 2007, thousands of Christians will gather – in Washington, D.C., and at local vigils across the country – for the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq. We must reclaim the hope that stands at the center of our faith and declare, "Enough! The war must end."

Please join Jim Wallis and other national faith leaders at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, for worship at the National Cathedral, followed by a march and late-night vigil at the White House.

Seating at the National Cathedral is limited, so registration is very important. Printed registration receipts will serve as your "ticket" to the worship service at the Cathedral. In addition, you may register online for denominational gatherings and nonviolence training. Please see the logistics portion of the Christian Peace Witness Web site for more information about ride-sharing and transportation options from across the country.

If you can't make it to Washington that weekend, there are still ways to make your voice heard. Consider hosting a local vigil and inviting others in your city or town to join you. Registering your event on the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq Web site is easy, and you'll find a downloadable toolkit to help you plan your event.

More information:
http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.cpw&item=cpw_main

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Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University
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Dear seminary students,

The Jonathan Edwards Center (JEC) at Yale University has been working to publish the complete works of Jonathan Edwards, considered by many to be America's greatest theologian. Edwards was vastly prolific; he wrote over 100,000 handwritten pages in his lifetime. While Yale University Press has published about half of Edwards' theological corpus, the only place in the world to access the complete works of Edwards will be the JEC website. This is a free online scholarly database which is fully searchable by chronology, theme, keyword, or Scripture. While not all of Edwards' writings are currently online, we will be gradually adding to the website over the next few years until it is complete. The JEC website is now accessible by going to the following link:
http://edwards.yale.edu/

We, as the JEC, are trying to make sure that Edwards' legacy lives on, and that people have free and full access to the writings of such an important thinker. The website resources exist both for academic and pastoral purposes, or for any casual reader.

Enjoy!
Sincerely,
The JEC team

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

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

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

NEAUCE Annual Conference on Christian Education
May 8-10, 2007
Craigville Conference Center
"Catch the Faith and Pass It On"
Rev. Dr. Dick Hardel and Rev. Dr. David W. Anderson
http://www.auce-educators.org/AUCE%20HomePage/New%20England.html

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Global Village Shelters installed on Yale campus
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NEW HAVEN, CT- "What does it mean to build the city of God today?"

That is a question posed by Judith Dupr*, a Yale Divinity School student from Mamaroneck, NY who curated the installation of six Global Village Shelters on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle-home of Yale Divinity School, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

Her answer: "At the Divinity School, I'm investigating the nature of sacred architecture. At a time when half the world lives on less than two dollars a day, what's sacred is the provision of basic shelter."

Inexpensively manufactured GVS shelters are used as transitional homes and health clinics in Pakistan, Grenada, and Afghanistan. The public installation, erected Jan. 23 and on display until the end of February, is intended to raise social consciousness and provide practical knowledge to graduates who might eventually work with the world's poorest communities.

"The Global Village Shelter can create communities and individual homes while preserving dignity, property, and hope for people in need," said Mia Ferrara Pelosi, part of the father-daughter architectural team based in Morris, CT that designed the shelters and donated them for this installation. "The shelter's simple and effective design has a direct correlation with its action in the field. Simple on-site set up, clean aesthetics, and a concise solution to a vast problem; these elements allow our design to be both humble and grand in its humanitarian endeavor."

The innovative design permits assembly of units in under a half hour, using common tools. Manufactured by Weyerhaeuser, the paper company, the houses are made of laminated corrugated cardboard that is waterproof, fire resistant, biodegradable, and can withstand most climates for at least 18 months. As architectural types they are unique, having greater stability and offering more privacy than tents, but costing a fraction of other temporary shelters now on the market.

As stark and simple as the homes might appear, they would be considered a profound luxury in most refugee camps, Dupr* notes. Typically, refugees live in open fields, and for the lucky ones home is a ragged plastic tarp that provides little defense against rain or running waste.

Some of the shelters were installed in December on a short-term basis, in connection with the YDS Advent service. Dean of Chapel Siobh*n Garrigan and Liturgical Coordinator Emily Scott brought the installation to campus and worked with Director of Chapel Music Patrick Evans and the Marquand Chapel Team to incorporate it as a major liturgical element of the annual Advent Service. Dupr* was the visionary behind the project and the first to imagine that such an exhibition might benefit the YDS community.

The installation puts Sterling Divinity Quadrangle in company with a number of distinguished venues where the shelters have already been displayed, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Aspen Ideas Festival, Fortune's Brainstorm Conference, Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Global Village Shelters are a part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.

At the exhibition's conclusion, the shelters will be available to anyone having use for them and the willingness to take them away.

Sterling Divinity Quadrangle is located at 409 Prospect St., New Haven.

Additional contact information:

Judith Dupr*, 914-777-0645

Mia Ferrara Pelosi, 860-567-4118

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Darfur Benefit Concert - February 17, 2007
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Minna Bromberg
An evening of acoustic originals and eclectic creations

Saturday, February 17th
Time: 7pm
Location: Moishe/Kavod Jewish Social Justice House
165 Winthrop Rd, Apt. B, Brookline / www.kavodhouse.com

WE TOO CAN RAISE OUR VOICES TO STOP A GENOCIDE!

In honor of Purim, we will "V'NAHAFOCH-HU!" Turn Suffering into JOY!

CHOOSE to PARTY WITH A CAUSE

A BIG HAT WILL be passed for DARFUR , Come Ready to GIVE, (Suggested Donation: $18+)

All proceeds go to support the AJWS Darfur Action Campaign

SAVE DARFUR ! SING FOR JUSTICE & JOY!

Minna Bromberg is a singer-songwriter, rabbinical student, and teacher of
Torah who brings striking passion and energy to every part of her world.
She grew up on Eastern Long Island , and her rich, powerful vocals and sharp
songwriting are marked indelibly by the pull of the ocean and the tang of
sea air. Whether enchanting audiences with her amazing voice, reaching
listeners with the unusual intensity of her extraordinary songwriting, or
challenging individuals to rethink the way they see the world, Minna simply
shines.

RSVP and more information, contact Alyson Solomon, alysonsolomon@yahoo.com.

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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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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.


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

ANTS Student E-News Friday February 9, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- FOUND: children's Gloves
- BC RecPlex - Get Fit!
- CONNECT Reminder: Check and Update Your E-Mail Address


REVIEW

- Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
- Library Transition Notice
- Professor Heim Invited to Be Inaugural Lecturer in Leuven, Belgium
- Professor Fontaine Joins the Board of Directors of WAFE-International
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
- Announcement from Field Ed Office
- Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15


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FOUND: children's Gloves
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Found on Herrick Road/Campus Drive (between Farwell Hall and the Library) earlier this week (Tues. or Wed.). Knit red-and-black pair of child's gloves, look pretty new.

to claim, call MaryHelen at 978-314-2360 or email marlenspirit@gmail.com

MaryHelen Gunn


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BC RecPlex - Get Fit!
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Looking for a way to stay or get FIT?

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

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

Check out www.bc.edu/plex

Facilities Include:
Weight Room (nautilus and free weights)
Cardio Equipment (stair master, bikes, etc.)
Swimming Pool (lap swimming, diving board, hot tub, etc.)
Aerobics Classes (step, kick boxing, yoga, cardio kick, etc.)
Indoor Track, Basketball and Tennis Courts
Locker Room (lockers, showers, sauna, etc.)

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

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

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 6 AM - 12 AM; Friday 6 AM - 11 PM;
Saturday 9 AM - 9 PM; Sunday 9 AM - 11 PM
(hours sometimes vary with holidays, etc., but changes are posted well in advance)

Parking: Visitor pay for parking is in effect from 2am Monday through 5pm Friday. The first two hours are free and then it is $2.00 per hour up to a maximum of $10.00.
Parking is FREE from 5pm Friday to 2am Monday.

How to Sign Up:

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

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

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

To change your e-mail address:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium! (Please see attached flyer).

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Library Transition notice
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Members of the ANTS Community:

We are happy to assume responsibility for the library program during the search period for a new Library Director. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us on the library staff with suggestions regarding library service and additional ways we can support your academic work.

We look forward to continue working with the Andover Newton community.

Diana Yount
Jeff Brigham


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Professor Heim Invited to Be Inaugural Lecturer in Leuven, Belgium
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The Faculty of Theology of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium have invited Dr. S. Mark Heim, Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, to be the inaugural lecturer in a series titled "Religions and the Response to Human Suffering." This lecture series marks the establishment of a new research group at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in Europe.
Read more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/020607heim.htm


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Professor Fontaine Joins the Board of Directors of WAFE-International
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Professor Carole R. Fontaine, Taylor Professor of Biblical Theology and History, has joined the Board of Directors of The International Federation of Women Against Fundamentalism and for Equality (WAFE). She will be presenting a speech on "Religious Tolerance: A Scriptural Message for Peoples of the Book" at the April 19, 2007 meeting of WAFE at the House of Lords, Parliament, London.
Read more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/020607fontaine.htm

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Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
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Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

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Announcement from Field Ed Office
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Short Information Session For:

1. Students considering an advanced year of field education

AND

2. Students entering field education who already attended an Information Session in the fall:

Choose ONE—
February 14
12-12:30 OR 2:30-3

February 20 from
1:00-1:30

Peck Conference Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.

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

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Mobley

New Testament Wan

History of Christianity Burrows

Theology Heim

Ethics Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Boulton

Field Education Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Gill-Austern

Congregational Life Drummond

World Christianity Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Herzog

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

MDiv - Prof. Mark Heim

MA- Prof. Brita Gill-Austern

STM- Prof. Jeyaraj

For the DMin - contact Debbie Craig who coordinates the program.

Faculty members overseeing the renewal areas are as follows:

FHSP - Gill-Austern

GCIM - Jeyaraj

TMPL - Dixon

WOTA - Burrows

All additional questions can be referred to Dean Bill Herzog.

Faculty on sabbatical/ leave for the 2006-07 academic year include:

Pazmino (year)

Valentin (year)

Nordbeck (spring)

Thornton (spring)

A strong corps of adjunct faculty supports the teaching of courses and the dean's team is available to support you!

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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

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

Thursday, February 08, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday February 8, 2007

In this message:

REVIEW

- Practicing a Musical Instrument at ANTS
- Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
- Library Transition Notice
- Update on Pastor Schmeling, ELCA
- Professor Heim Invited to Be Inaugural Lecturer in Leuven, Belgium
- Professor Fontaine Joins the Board of Directors of WAFE-International
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
- Announcement from Field Ed Office
- Designated Smoking Areas
- Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15


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Practicing a Musical Instrument at ANTS
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Just a reminder that if you have a musical instrument that you'd like to practice the Meeting House is available for this purpose. You can retrieve a key from Joy Honen, who lives on campus and is in the "Funny Book," so that you can access this space. Please do not practice in your dorm room. Unless you play the "silent flute" or "silent trumpet" or similar instrument your dorm mates are unlikely to appreciate your practicing! Please utilize the Meeting House in order to keep the peace in the residence halls.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium! (Please see attached flyer).

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Library Transition notice
--------------------------------

Members of the ANTS Community:

We are happy to assume responsibility for the library program during the search period for a new Library Director. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us on the library staff with suggestions regarding library service and additional ways we can support your academic work.

We look forward to continue working with the Andover Newton community.

Diana Yount
Jeff Brigham


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Update on Pastor Schmeling, ELCA
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Dear ANTS Community Members,

Last fall there was some dialogue in enews and on campus about the case of ELCA pastor Rev. Brad Schmeling who is being disciplined by the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA for being in a three-year relationship with another man, who also is a pastor. Brad's congregation is in Atlanta, and many people in the ELCA have supported and do support him. In fact, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is split down the middle on the matter of gay and lesbian persons being in relationships at the same time as they are ordained and called ministers of the church. They have opening
and confirming congregations throughout the church and respect the process of discernment that the church is engaged in that seeks to understand God's will in these very sensitive and difficult human situations. Many people in the ELCA do not read scripture or the model of Jesus or their understanding of God such that treatment towards gays, lesbians and transgendered persons should be different from that of people with other sexual preferences.

In an effort to encourage a more respectful and conciliatory approach in the consideration of Pastor Schmeling's circumstances, the Bishop of the New England Synod, Martha Payne, issued the letter below to her counterpart in
the southeast. We thought that sharing this with you might add to our understanding of the struggle within the ELCA church and their hope for a very different outcome. Pastor Schmeling's church web site also has regular updates on the circumstances. It is to be found at _http://www.stjohnsatlanta.org/_ (http://www.stjohnsatlanta.org/) .

We hope this information is helpful. The letter follows below.

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students
Rick Kremer, MDiv Candidate, ELCA

To Brothers and Sisters in Christ of the Disciplinary Panel for The Rev. Brad Schmeling:

During the time that I served as the Chair of the ELCA Task Force for Sexuality Studies (2002-2005), I came to regard those remarkable and committed people as a group that truly grasped the present reality of the ELCA with regard to issues of homosexuality, and integrated that reality with a discernment of and desire for God's will for church at this present time. Their final report reflects what I believe is the wisest counsel that has been offered thus far in this delicate and challenging matter before our church. As you listen, ponder and pray your way to a decision regarding this case, I hope that you will see your deliberations as part of a larger picture of the ELCA seeking to be faithful in its response to the present understanding of sexual orientation in our world as well as God's will for our life together as the Body of Christ.

I believe that each of the three recommendations of the Task Force offers wisdom for your work. The first recommendation, which was approved overwhelmingly by the Churchwide Assembly in 2005, asks that the church "concentrate on finding ways to live together faithfully in the midst of our disagreements." It notes that our God-given mission is "at least as important as the issues about which faithful conscience-bound Lutherans find themselves so decisively at odds."

I ask: Is there any way that your decision-making might honor the present reality of the deep divisions on this issue in the ELCA and broaden your decision beyond a single situation of non-compliance of a policy that is passionately debated in our church at this time? Could your work somehow pave the way for further discussion and consideration of other ways to deal with transgressions of rostered leaders who are otherwise faithful, competent and gifted leaders for mission in our church?

The second recommendation of the Task Force is not immediately relevant to the situation before you now, but it does include the important observation in its commentary that faithful members of the ELCA give different answers to the question: Is sexual activity between two people of the same sex always a sin? It notes that "the ELCA needs to continue in prayerful study of Scripture with one another". Such a study will likely be underway soon in the ELCA, ("Book of Faith: Lutherans Read the Bible"). Until a time in the future when we are further along in that renewed study of scripture, the decisions that are made will not reflect a complete engagement with the issue in a way that is more deeply informed by understanding of scriptural wisdom in this matter.

In my view, the third recommendation is most relevant to this situation. The Task Force recommended that the ELCA:

"….continue under the standards regarding sexual conduct for rostered leaders as set forth in Vision and Expectations and Definitions and Guidelines for Discipline, but that, as a pastoral response to the deep divisions among us, this church may choose to refrain from disciplining those who in good conscience, and for the sake of outreach, ministry, and the commitment to continuing dialogue, call or approve partnered gay or lesbian candidates whom they believe to be otherwise in compliance with Vision and Expectations and to refrain from disciplining those rostered people so approved and called."

As you may recall, this recommendation was not forwarded to the Churchwide Assembly. Instead, the ELCA Church Council forwarded a resolution that outlined a policy that would have allowed for exceptions to the present guidelines. That resolution was defeated by the assembly. It is impossible to know what the assembly might have decided had the original recommendation come before it. I trust that God was present in the process that led both to the change in the recommendation and the final vote, yet I cannot help but believe that the original recommendation, and accompanying discussion, might have led to the creation of space needed for a helpful time of dialogue as part of our faithful journey of discernment in this matter. Members, pastors and bishops will inevitably continue to differ in their conscience-bound positions on this issue, but I believe that the permission to exercise restraint in disciplinary action might be a helpful option during this time of discernment.

I ask: Is there any way that your decision-making could be guided by the wisdom of the Task Force that suggested the possibility of restraint as a helpful guide in our life together as further study, prayer and dialogue continue to guide us to discern God's will?

It is my hope and prayer that you will feel called to consider creative and Spirit-informed ways in which this situation may be resolved.

In the peace of Jesus Christ,

The Rev. Margaret G. Payne,
Bishop, New England Synod of the ELCA

--------------------------------------------
Professor Heim Invited to Be Inaugural Lecturer in Leuven, Belgium
--------------------------------------------
The Faculty of Theology of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium have invited Dr. S. Mark Heim, Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, to be the inaugural lecturer in a series titled "Religions and the Response to Human Suffering." This lecture series marks the establishment of a new research group at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in Europe.
Read more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/020607heim.htm


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Professor Fontaine Joins the Board of Directors of WAFE-International
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Professor Carole R. Fontaine, Taylor Professor of Biblical Theology and History, has joined the Board of Directors of The International Federation of Women Against Fundamentalism and for Equality (WAFE). She will be presenting a speech on "Religious Tolerance: A Scriptural Message for Peoples of the Book" at the April 19, 2007 meeting of WAFE at the House of Lords, Parliament, London.
Read more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/020607fontaine.htm

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Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
—---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

------------------------------
Announcement from Field Ed Office
------------------------------
Short Information Session For:

1. Students considering an advanced year of field education

AND

2. Students entering field education who already attended an Information Session in the fall:

Choose ONE—
February 14
12-12:30 OR 2:30-3

February 20 from
1:00-1:30

Peck Conference Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.

-----------------------------------------
Designated Smoking Areas
-----------------------------------------
With the beginning of the new semester, please remember that smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking areas. There are six areas on campus: in front of Stoddard, in front of Appleton-Chase, between Kendall and Fuller behind the buildings, to the side of Sturtevant, in front of the library, and to the side of Farwell. Please be courteous to other members of the community and keep lit cigarettes away from doorways and windows and dispose of cigarette butts in the designated container in each area. Thank you.


--------------------------------------
Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
--------------------------------------

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

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Mobley

New Testament Wan

History of Christianity Burrows

Theology Heim

Ethics Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Boulton

Field Education Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Gill-Austern

Congregational Life Drummond

World Christianity Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Herzog

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

MDiv - Prof. Mark Heim

MA- Prof. Brita Gill-Austern

STM- Prof. Jeyaraj

For the DMin - contact Debbie Craig who coordinates the program.

Faculty members overseeing the renewal areas are as follows:

FHSP - Gill-Austern

GCIM - Jeyaraj

TMPL - Dixon

WOTA - Burrows

All additional questions can be referred to Dean Bill Herzog.

Faculty on sabbatical/ leave for the 2006-07 academic year include:

Pazmino (year)

Valentin (year)

Nordbeck (spring)

Thornton (spring)

A strong corps of adjunct faculty supports the teaching of courses and the dean's team is available to support you!

-----------------------------------------------
Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
-----------------------------------------------

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


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

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday February 7, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Practicing a Musical Instrument at ANTS
- Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
- Library Transition Notice
- Important Notice From Hebrew College

REVIEW

- Update on Pastor Schmeling, ELCA
- Professor Heim Invited to Be Inaugural Lecturer in Leuven, Belgium
- Professor Fontaine Joins the Board of Directors of WAFE-International
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
- Announcement from Field Ed Office
- Spiritual Direction Groups- Registration CLOSED
- Designated Smoking Areas
- Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!
- Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session February 8, 2007
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007

------------------------------------------
Practicing a Musical Instrument at ANTS
------------------------------------------

Just a reminder that if you have a musical instrument that you'd like to practice the Meeting House is available for this purpose. You can retrieve a key from Joy Honen, who lives on campus and is in the "Funny Book," so that you can access this space. Please do not practice in your dorm room. Unless you play the "silent flute" or "silent trumpet" or similar instrument your dorm mates are unlikely to appreciate your practicing! Please utilize the Meeting House in order to keep the peace in the residence halls.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Ecology and Justice Matters Symposium
-----------------------------------------------------
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:00-4:30pm
Worcester Hall - Peck Conference Room
Tickets $10
Presented by Dr. Barry Taylor, Luke Taylor and Elsa Powel

A Message From ANTS Ecology Minister:

Hello dear ANTS community. It's been a while since we last communicated with you via enews. I hope you had a terrific first semester. We have been working hard to continue developing a new structure for the Ecology Ministry, a structure that will allow the school to better express its commitment to a green and sustainable campus. During this second semester we will be able to bring more campus activities for you and we hope you'll enjoy them.

The first one is a great symposium which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. It is being sponsored by ANTS Ecology Ministry and The Pachamama Alliance. The Symposium is titled: "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream." I truly recommend this one. You will be able to clearly see the connections between the current state of western consumption, environmental sustainability, world poverty & ecomonics, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. And, if you are like me, you will come out from this symposium shaken but with a renewed sense of community and purpose. We already have 50 people enrolled. Please don't wait till the last minute to make up your mind! Tickets are $10 per person. If you need financial aid, please call me on my cell phone at 617-872-8275 or email me at ccabrera@jackconway.com We hope to see you at the Symposium! (Please see attached flyer).

--------------------------------
Library Transition notice
--------------------------------

Members of the ANTS Community:

We are happy to assume responsibility for the library program during the search period for a new Library Director. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us on the library staff with suggestions regarding library service and additional ways we can support your academic work.

We look forward to continue working with the Andover Newton community.

Diana Yount
Jeff Brigham


----------------------------------
Important Notice From Hebrew College
----------------------------------
Tonight there are multiple things happening on our campus which may lead to a parking crunch. ANTS students who are enrolled in the Spirituality and Social Justice class here from 5-7 pm should park on the ANTS campus tonight.

-----------------------------------
Update on Pastor Schmeling, ELCA
-----------------------------------

Dear ANTS Community Members,

Last fall there was some dialogue in enews and on campus about the case of ELCA pastor Rev. Brad Schmeling who is being disciplined by the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA for being in a three-year relationship with another man, who also is a pastor. Brad's congregation is in Atlanta, and many people in the ELCA have supported and do support him. In fact, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is split down the middle on the matter of gay and lesbian persons being in relationships at the same time as they are ordained and called ministers of the church. They have opening
and confirming congregations throughout the church and respect the process of discernment that the church is engaged in that seeks to understand God's will in these very sensitive and difficult human situations. Many people in the ELCA do not read scripture or the model of Jesus or their understanding of God such that treatment towards gays, lesbians and transgendered persons should be different from that of people with other sexual preferences.

In an effort to encourage a more respectful and conciliatory approach in the consideration of Pastor Schmeling's circumstances, the Bishop of the New England Synod, Martha Payne, issued the letter below to her counterpart in
the southeast. We thought that sharing this with you might add to our understanding of the struggle within the ELCA church and their hope for a very different outcome. Pastor Schmeling's church web site also has regular updates on the circumstances. It is to be found at _http://www.stjohnsatlanta.org/_ (http://www.stjohnsatlanta.org/) .

We hope this information is helpful. The letter follows below.

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students
Rick Kremer, MDiv Candidate, ELCA

To Brothers and Sisters in Christ of the Disciplinary Panel for The Rev. Brad Schmeling:

During the time that I served as the Chair of the ELCA Task Force for Sexuality Studies (2002-2005), I came to regard those remarkable and committed people as a group that truly grasped the present reality of the ELCA with regard to issues of homosexuality, and integrated that reality with a discernment of and desire for God's will for church at this present time. Their final report reflects what I believe is the wisest counsel that has been offered thus far in this delicate and challenging matter before our church. As you listen, ponder and pray your way to a decision regarding this case, I hope that you will see your deliberations as part of a larger picture of the ELCA seeking to be faithful in its response to the present understanding of sexual orientation in our world as well as God's will for our life together as the Body of Christ.

I believe that each of the three recommendations of the Task Force offers wisdom for your work. The first recommendation, which was approved overwhelmingly by the Churchwide Assembly in 2005, asks that the church "concentrate on finding ways to live together faithfully in the midst of our disagreements." It notes that our God-given mission is "at least as important as the issues about which faithful conscience-bound Lutherans find themselves so decisively at odds."

I ask: Is there any way that your decision-making might honor the present reality of the deep divisions on this issue in the ELCA and broaden your decision beyond a single situation of non-compliance of a policy that is passionately debated in our church at this time? Could your work somehow pave the way for further discussion and consideration of other ways to deal with transgressions of rostered leaders who are otherwise faithful, competent and gifted leaders for mission in our church?

The second recommendation of the Task Force is not immediately relevant to the situation before you now, but it does include the important observation in its commentary that faithful members of the ELCA give different answers to the question: Is sexual activity between two people of the same sex always a sin? It notes that "the ELCA needs to continue in prayerful study of Scripture with one another". Such a study will likely be underway soon in the ELCA, ("Book of Faith: Lutherans Read the Bible"). Until a time in the future when we are further along in that renewed study of scripture, the decisions that are made will not reflect a complete engagement with the issue in a way that is more deeply informed by understanding of scriptural wisdom in this matter.

In my view, the third recommendation is most relevant to this situation. The Task Force recommended that the ELCA:

"….continue under the standards regarding sexual conduct for rostered leaders as set forth in Vision and Expectations and Definitions and Guidelines for Discipline, but that, as a pastoral response to the deep divisions among us, this church may choose to refrain from disciplining those who in good conscience, and for the sake of outreach, ministry, and the commitment to continuing dialogue, call or approve partnered gay or lesbian candidates whom they believe to be otherwise in compliance with Vision and Expectations and to refrain from disciplining those rostered people so approved and called."

As you may recall, this recommendation was not forwarded to the Churchwide Assembly. Instead, the ELCA Church Council forwarded a resolution that outlined a policy that would have allowed for exceptions to the present guidelines. That resolution was defeated by the assembly. It is impossible to know what the assembly might have decided had the original recommendation come before it. I trust that God was present in the process that led both to the change in the recommendation and the final vote, yet I cannot help but believe that the original recommendation, and accompanying discussion, might have led to the creation of space needed for a helpful time of dialogue as part of our faithful journey of discernment in this matter. Members, pastors and bishops will inevitably continue to differ in their conscience-bound positions on this issue, but I believe that the permission to exercise restraint in disciplinary action might be a helpful option during this time of discernment.

I ask: Is there any way that your decision-making could be guided by the wisdom of the Task Force that suggested the possibility of restraint as a helpful guide in our life together as further study, prayer and dialogue continue to guide us to discern God's will?

It is my hope and prayer that you will feel called to consider creative and Spirit-informed ways in which this situation may be resolved.

In the peace of Jesus Christ,

The Rev. Margaret G. Payne,
Bishop, New England Synod of the ELCA

--------------------------------------------
Professor Heim Invited to Be Inaugural Lecturer in Leuven, Belgium
--------------------------------------------
The Faculty of Theology of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium have invited Dr. S. Mark Heim, Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, to be the inaugural lecturer in a series titled "Religions and the Response to Human Suffering." This lecture series marks the establishment of a new research group at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in Europe.
Read more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/020607heim.htm


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Professor Fontaine Joins the Board of Directors of WAFE-International
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Professor Carole R. Fontaine, Taylor Professor of Biblical Theology and History, has joined the Board of Directors of The International Federation of Women Against Fundamentalism and for Equality (WAFE). She will be presenting a speech on "Religious Tolerance: A Scriptural Message for Peoples of the Book" at the April 19, 2007 meeting of WAFE at the House of Lords, Parliament, London.
Read more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/020607fontaine.htm

—---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
—---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

------------------------------
Announcement from Field Ed Office
------------------------------
Short Information Session For:

1. Students considering an advanced year of field education

AND

2. Students entering field education who already attended an Information Session in the fall:

Choose ONE—
February 14
12-12:30 OR 2:30-3

February 20 from
1:00-1:30

Peck Conference Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.

-----------------------------------------------
Spiritual Direction Groups- Registration CLOSED
-----------------------------------------------
The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

These two spritual direction groups are full. Registration is now CLOSED

-----------------------------------------
Designated Smoking Areas
-----------------------------------------
With the beginning of the new semester, please remember that smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking areas. There are six areas on campus: in front of Stoddard, in front of Appleton-Chase, between Kendall and Fuller behind the buildings, to the side of Sturtevant, in front of the library, and to the side of Farwell. Please be courteous to other members of the community and keep lit cigarettes away from doorways and windows and dispose of cigarette butts in the designated container in each area. Thank you.


----------------------------------------
Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!
-----------------------------------------

We are looking for someone to help us prepare for the upcoming Conference on Ministries scheduled for March 2-3, with the possibility to extend into further projects after February. We are in need of someone to help with copying, making follow-up phone calls, answering questions that come in via email and telephone, and general office assistance and projects. Our student workers begin at $10.00/hour and we could probably use someone for 6-10 hours or so, mostly mornings, depending on your schedule. We would also need you to be available at the Conference on Ministries, March 2-3. The start date would be ASAP!

You can email me (mcarroll@ants.edu) or give me a call at 1-800-964-2687, or 617-964-1100 x294 or just come on over with your resume and we can talk.

Thanks for giving this your consideration!

Peg


Margaret L. Carroll
Director of Enrollment


--------------------------------------
Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
--------------------------------------

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

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Mobley

New Testament Wan

History of Christianity Burrows

Theology Heim

Ethics Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Boulton

Field Education Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Gill-Austern

Congregational Life Drummond

World Christianity Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Herzog

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

MDiv - Prof. Mark Heim

MA- Prof. Brita Gill-Austern

STM- Prof. Jeyaraj

For the DMin - contact Debbie Craig who coordinates the program.

Faculty members overseeing the renewal areas are as follows:

FHSP - Gill-Austern

GCIM - Jeyaraj

TMPL - Dixon

WOTA - Burrows

All additional questions can be referred to Dean Bill Herzog.

Faculty on sabbatical/ leave for the 2006-07 academic year include:

Pazmino (year)

Valentin (year)

Nordbeck (spring)

Thornton (spring)

A strong corps of adjunct faculty supports the teaching of courses and the dean's team is available to support you!

-----------------------------------------------
Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
-----------------------------------------------

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


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

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

More information and registration form:

http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/110906macucc.htm

----------------------------------------------
Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
----------------------------------------------

A Ministerial Leadership Workshop

with President Nick Carter

February 8-9, 2007

Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon


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

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

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 6 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Update on Pastor Schmeling, ELCA
- Professor Heim Invited to Be Inaugural Lecturer in Leuven, Belgium
- Professor Fontaine Joins the Board of Directors of WAFE-International
- Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
- Announcement from Field Ed Office

REVIEW

- CLASS CANCELED TODAY: Tuesday, February 6 - CMLE Leading for the Future
- Spiritual Direction Groups- Registration CLOSED
- Stuart Chair Candidate Interviews - Weds, Feb 7 and Tues., Feb 13
- Designated Smoking Areas
- Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!
- JOTH event: Song Potluck - Tuesday, February 6
- Public Lectures by the Candidates for the Stuart Chair in Ethics - Feb. 7 and 13
- Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
- Cafe offers Beverages all Day, Open til 10pm
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Public Lecture by Dr. Stephen G. Post - Wednesday, February 7
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session February 8, 2007
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007


-----------------------------------
Update on Pastor Schmeling, ELCA
-----------------------------------

Dear ANTS Community Members,

Last fall there was some dialogue in enews and on campus about the case of ELCA pastor Rev. Brad Schmeling who is being disciplined by the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA for being in a three-year relationship with another man, who also is a pastor. Brad's congregation is in Atlanta, and many people in the ELCA have supported and do support him. In fact, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is split down the middle on the matter of gay and lesbian persons being in relationships at the same time as they are ordained and called ministers of the church. They have opening
and confirming congregations throughout the church and respect the process of discernment that the church is engaged in that seeks to understand God's will in these very sensitive and difficult human situations. Many people in the ELCA do not read scripture or the model of Jesus or their understanding of God such that treatment towards gays, lesbians and transgendered persons should be different from that of people with other sexual preferences.

In an effort to encourage a more respectful and conciliatory approach in the consideration of Pastor Schmeling's circumstances, the Bishop of the New England Synod, Martha Payne, issued the letter below to her counterpart in
the southeast. We thought that sharing this with you might add to our understanding of the struggle within the ELCA church and their hope for a very different outcome. Pastor Schmeling's church web site also has regular updates on the circumstances. It is to be found at _http://www.stjohnsatlanta.org/_ (http://www.stjohnsatlanta.org/) .

We hope this information is helpful. The letter follows below.

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students
Rick Kremer, MDiv Candidate, ELCA

To Brothers and Sisters in Christ of the Disciplinary Panel for The Rev. Brad Schmeling:

During the time that I served as the Chair of the ELCA Task Force for Sexuality Studies (2002-2005), I came to regard those remarkable and committed people as a group that truly grasped the present reality of the ELCA with regard to issues of homosexuality, and integrated that reality with a discernment of and desire for God's will for church at this present time. Their final report reflects what I believe is the wisest counsel that has been offered thus far in this delicate and challenging matter before our church. As you listen, ponder and pray your way to a decision regarding this case, I hope that you will see your deliberations as part of a larger picture of the ELCA seeking to be faithful in its response to the present understanding of sexual orientation in our world as well as God's will for our life together as the Body of Christ.

I believe that each of the three recommendations of the Task Force offers wisdom for your work. The first recommendation, which was approved overwhelmingly by the Churchwide Assembly in 2005, asks that the church "concentrate on finding ways to live together faithfully in the midst of our disagreements." It notes that our God-given mission is "at least as important as the issues about which faithful conscience-bound Lutherans find themselves so decisively at odds."

I ask: Is there any way that your decision-making might honor the present reality of the deep divisions on this issue in the ELCA and broaden your decision beyond a single situation of non-compliance of a policy that is passionately debated in our church at this time? Could your work somehow pave the way for further discussion and consideration of other ways to deal with transgressions of rostered leaders who are otherwise faithful, competent and gifted leaders for mission in our church?

The second recommendation of the Task Force is not immediately relevant to the situation before you now, but it does include the important observation in its commentary that faithful members of the ELCA give different answers to the question: Is sexual activity between two people of the same sex always a sin? It notes that "the ELCA needs to continue in prayerful study of Scripture with one another". Such a study will likely be underway soon in the ELCA, ("Book of Faith: Lutherans Read the Bible"). Until a time in the future when we are further along in that renewed study of scripture, the decisions that are made will not reflect a complete engagement with the issue in a way that is more deeply informed by understanding of scriptural wisdom in this matter.

In my view, the third recommendation is most relevant to this situation. The Task Force recommended that the ELCA:

"….continue under the standards regarding sexual conduct for rostered leaders as set forth in Vision and Expectations and Definitions and Guidelines for Discipline, but that, as a pastoral response to the deep divisions among us, this church may choose to refrain from disciplining those who in good conscience, and for the sake of outreach, ministry, and the commitment to continuing dialogue, call or approve partnered gay or lesbian candidates whom they believe to be otherwise in compliance with Vision and Expectations and to refrain from disciplining those rostered people so approved and called."

As you may recall, this recommendation was not forwarded to the Churchwide Assembly. Instead, the ELCA Church Council forwarded a resolution that outlined a policy that would have allowed for exceptions to the present guidelines. That resolution was defeated by the assembly. It is impossible to know what the assembly might have decided had the original recommendation come before it. I trust that God was present in the process that led both to the change in the recommendation and the final vote, yet I cannot help but believe that the original recommendation, and accompanying discussion, might have led to the creation of space needed for a helpful time of dialogue as part of our faithful journey of discernment in this matter. Members, pastors and bishops will inevitably continue to differ in their conscience-bound positions on this issue, but I believe that the permission to exercise restraint in disciplinary action might be a helpful option during this time of discernment.

I ask: Is there any way that your decision-making could be guided by the wisdom of the Task Force that suggested the possibility of restraint as a helpful guide in our life together as further study, prayer and dialogue continue to guide us to discern God's will?

It is my hope and prayer that you will feel called to consider creative and Spirit-informed ways in which this situation may be resolved.

In the peace of Jesus Christ,

The Rev. Margaret G. Payne,
Bishop, New England Synod of the ELCA

--------------------------------------------
Professor Heim Invited to Be Inaugural Lecturer in Leuven, Belgium
--------------------------------------------
The Faculty of Theology of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium have invited Dr. S. Mark Heim, Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, to be the inaugural lecturer in a series titled "Religions and the Response to Human Suffering." This lecture series marks the establishment of a new research group at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in Europe.
Read more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/020607heim.htm


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Professor Fontaine Joins the Board of Directors of WAFE-International
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Professor Carole R. Fontaine, Taylor Professor of Biblical Theology and History, has joined the Board of Directors of The International Federation of Women Against Fundamentalism and for Equality (WAFE). She will be presenting a speech on "Religious Tolerance: A Scriptural Message for Peoples of the Book" at the April 19, 2007 meeting of WAFE at the House of Lords, Parliament, London.
Read more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/020607fontaine.htm

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Welcoming Transgender People within the Communities of Faith - Thurs., Feb 22
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Thursday, February 22, 2007
>From 2:30-5pm
Stoddard Hall

with
Leanne McCall Tigert & expert panel

Refreshments will be served

Please join our discussion.
We are hoping to create an informative and caring conversation regarding welcoming Transgender people in the communities of Faith. Our forum will consist of expert panel dialogue as well as an open discussion. We invite all to come, listen and share.

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Announcement from Field Ed Office
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Short Information Session For:

1. Students considering an advanced year of field education

AND

2. Students entering field education who already attended an Information Session in the fall:

Choose ONE—
February 14
12-12:30 OR 2:30-3

February 20 from
1:00-1:30

Peck Conference Room

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.


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REVIEW
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CLASS CANCELED TODAY: Tuesday, February 6 - CMLE Leading for the Future
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Jeff Jones has canceled tonight's class- CMLE 745 Leading for the Future.


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Spiritual Direction Groups- Registration CLOSED
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The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

These two spritual direction groups are full. Registration is now CLOSED

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Stuart Chair Candidate Interviews - Weds, Feb 7 and Tues., Feb 13
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Wednesday, February 7th & Tuesday, February 13th
12:00-1:00 PM
Upper Noyes

The student members of the Stuart Ethics Chair search committee, Jason Alpsaugh and Stephanie Haskins, extend a special invitation to all students to attend a candidate forum with students on February 7th and February 13th. Get your lunch and go upstairs to Upper Noyes to meet and interact with each fine candidate. This is your opportunity to shape ethical conversation at ANTS both for your benefit and for the benefit of the next generation of ANTS students. Questions? Contact Stephanie at SHaskins@ants.edu or Jason at JAlspaugh@ants.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Designated Smoking Areas
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With the beginning of the new semester, please remember that smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking areas. There are six areas on campus: in front of Stoddard, in front of Appleton-Chase, between Kendall and Fuller behind the buildings, to the side of Sturtevant, in front of the library, and to the side of Farwell. Please be courteous to other members of the community and keep lit cigarettes away from doorways and windows and dispose of cigarette butts in the designated container in each area. Thank you.


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Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!
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We are looking for someone to help us prepare for the upcoming Conference on Ministries scheduled for March 2-3, with the possibility to extend into further projects after February. We are in need of someone to help with copying, making follow-up phone calls, answering questions that come in via email and telephone, and general office assistance and projects. Our student workers begin at $10.00/hour and we could probably use someone for 6-10 hours or so, mostly mornings, depending on your schedule. We would also need you to be available at the Conference on Ministries, March 2-3. The start date would be ASAP!

You can email me (mcarroll@ants.edu) or give me a call at 1-800-964-2687, or 617-964-1100 x294 or just come on over with your resume and we can talk.

Thanks for giving this your consideration!

Peg


Margaret L. Carroll
Director of Enrollment

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JOTH event: Song Potluck - Tuesday, February 6
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Tuesday, Feb. 6

5-7 p.m.

Meetinghouse

What's a song potluck?

An evening of singing and listening to songs from our traditions. Bring a song to share or just come to join in.

Where?

ANTS Meetinghouse

When?

Tuesday, Feb. 6th., 5-7pm -- if you have a 6:pm class, come join for the first hour (dinner's included!)

How?

1. Think of a song you love from your tradition. (Consider teaming up with a friend or colleague.)

2. Make and bring a copy of the lyrics and/or music (We'll duplicate copies as needed that evening).

3. Come to the Meetinghouse, eat some dinner (provided by JOTH), and sing your heart out!

Who?

YOU! --along with fellow students on the hill from Hebrew College and Andover Newton.

For more information contact Minna Bromberg minna@minnabromberg.com and/or MaryHelen Gunn marlenspirit@gmail.com.

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Public Lectures by the Candidates for the Stuart Chair in Ethics - Feb. 7 and 13
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The field of candidates for the Katherine B. Stuart Chair in Christian Ethics has been reaped, threshed, and winnowed down to the final two - Dr. Stephen Post, and Dr. Nimi Wariboko.

Each candidate will give a Public Lecture in the Berkeley Room, open to the entire community, followed by a meeting with students in Upper Noyes.

Dr. Stephen Post, Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve Medical School, will speak on Wednesday, February 7 at 10.45 a.m. in the Berkeley Room. His lecture is entitled " 'Tis Better to Give Than to Receive? An Ethical - Empirical Reflection on a Passage from Acts 20"

Dr. Nimi Wariboko, a former investment banker, the founding senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Brooklyn, New York, and an African studies scholar with a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary will speak on Tuesday, February 13 at 10.45 a.m. in the Berkeley Room. His lecture is entitled "Ethics of United States' Monetary Policy"

Following the lectures, each candidate will meet with students in Upper Noyes from noon until 1 p.m.

Please come and get to know the candidates!


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

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Mobley

New Testament Wan

History of Christianity Burrows

Theology Heim

Ethics Dixon

Ministerial Practice

Church and Ministry Boulton

Field Education Drummond

Psychology and Pastoral Theology Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal

Christian Spiritual Resources Gill-Austern

Congregational Life Drummond

World Christianity Jeyaraj

Interdepartmental Studies Herzog

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

MDiv - Prof. Mark Heim

MA- Prof. Brita Gill-Austern

STM- Prof. Jeyaraj

For the DMin - contact Debbie Craig who coordinates the program.

Faculty members overseeing the renewal areas are as follows:

FHSP - Gill-Austern

GCIM - Jeyaraj

TMPL - Dixon

WOTA - Burrows

All additional questions can be referred to Dean Bill Herzog.

Faculty on sabbatical/ leave for the 2006-07 academic year include:

Pazmino (year)

Valentin (year)

Nordbeck (spring)

Thornton (spring)

A strong corps of adjunct faculty supports the teaching of courses and the dean's team is available to support you!

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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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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.

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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The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
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Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

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

Thomas Merton

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Assistance is available. So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.

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

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POP and IMAP Email Access
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Andover Newton now offers POP nad IMAP e-mail access. This means you can use an e-mail client like Microsoft Outlook or Eudora to access your mail from home. Additionally, many internet providers like Hotmail and Gmail will let you access your ANTS account through this service. Webmail will continue to function, and this is only for users that wish to use other methods of access.

Instructions for how to use POP and IMAP e-mail access are available on ANTS Connect:

1. Log in to ANTS COnnect.

2. Click the Campus Life tab.

3. Download the POP and IMAP document in the Handouts portlet.


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Public Lecture by Dr. Stephen G. Post - Wednesday, February 7
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

10:45 a.m.

The Berkeley Room

" 'Tis better to give than to receive? An Ethical - Empirical Reflection on a Passage from Acts 20"

Public Lecture by Dr. Stephen G. Post

Professor in the Department of Bioethics

Case Western Reserve Medical School

and Candidate for the

KATHERINE B. STUART CHAIR IN ETHICS

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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

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


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

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

Monday, February 05, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, February 5, 2007 - Events This Week

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Monday:
- Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Episcopal Worship - Tuesday, February 6
- Student Loan Information Session will be held - Tuesday, Feb. 6
- JOTH event: Song Potluck - Tuesday, February 6

Wednesday:
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays
- Public Lecture by Dr. Stephen G. Post - Wednesday, February 7

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Thursday, Feb. 8
- Woodbury Management Workshop - February 8-9, 2007
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS

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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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Men's Fellowship - Mondays
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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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Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
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Office Hours at the FHS Center in STurtevant
Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at DHonen@ants.edu for more information
Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries, bgillaus@ants.edu

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

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

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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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 - Tuesday, Feb. 6
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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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JOTH event: Song Potluck - Tuesday, February 6
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Tuesday, Feb. 6
5-7 p.m.
Meetinghouse

What's a song potluck?
An evening of singing and listening to songs from our traditions. Bring a song to share or just come to join in.

Where?
ANTS Meetinghouse

When?
Tuesday, Feb. 6th., 5-7pm -- if you have a 6:pm class, come join for the first hour (dinner's included!)

How?
1. Think of a song you love from your tradition. (Consider teaming up with a friend or colleague.)
2. Make and bring a copy of the lyrics and/or music (We'll duplicate copies as needed that evening).
3. Come to the Meetinghouse, eat some dinner (provided by JOTH), and sing your heart out!

Who?
YOU! --along with fellow students on the hill from Hebrew College and Andover Newton.

For more information contact Minna Bromberg minna@minnabromberg.com and/or MaryHelen Gunn marlenspirit@gmail.com.


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

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Community Chapel - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

Feb. 7 - Nick Carter

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

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

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

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Public Lecture by Dr. Stephen G. Post - Wednesday, February 7
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
10:45 a.m.
The Berkeley Room

" 'Tis better to give than to receive? An Ethical - Empirical Reflection on a Passage from Acts 20"

Public Lecture by Dr. Stephen G. Post

Professor in the Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve Medical School

and Candidate for the
KATHERINE B. STUART CHAIR IN ETHICS

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UU Worship - Thursdays
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Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

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

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Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Thursday, Feb. 8
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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

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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


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


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The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
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Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525 or jangelica@uuma.org).
Financial Assistance is available. So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School

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

Friday, February 02, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 2, 2007 - Events Board

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Global Village Shelters installed on Yale campus
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NEW HAVEN, CT- "What does it mean to build the city of God today?"

That is a question posed by Judith Dupré, a Yale Divinity School student from Mamaroneck, NY who curated the installation of six Global Village Shelters on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle-home of Yale Divinity School, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

Her answer: "At the Divinity School, I'm investigating the nature of sacred architecture. At a time when half the world lives on less than two dollars a day, what's sacred is the provision of basic shelter."

Inexpensively manufactured GVS shelters are used as transitional homes and health clinics in Pakistan, Grenada, and Afghanistan. The public installation, erected Jan. 23 and on display until the end of February, is intended to raise social consciousness and provide practical knowledge to graduates who might eventually work with the world's poorest communities.

"The Global Village Shelter can create communities and individual homes while preserving dignity, property, and hope for people in need," said Mia Ferrara Pelosi, part of the father-daughter architectural team based in Morris, CT that designed the shelters and donated them for this installation. "The shelter's simple and effective design has a direct correlation with its action in the field. Simple on-site set up, clean aesthetics, and a concise solution to a vast problem; these elements allow our design to be both humble and grand in its humanitarian endeavor."

The innovative design permits assembly of units in under a half hour, using common tools. Manufactured by Weyerhaeuser, the paper company, the houses are made of laminated corrugated cardboard that is waterproof, fire resistant, biodegradable, and can withstand most climates for at least 18 months. As architectural types they are unique, having greater stability and offering more privacy than tents, but costing a fraction of other temporary shelters now on the market.

As stark and simple as the homes might appear, they would be considered a profound luxury in most refugee camps, Dupré notes. Typically, refugees live in open fields, and for the lucky ones home is a ragged plastic tarp that provides little defense against rain or running waste.

Some of the shelters were installed in December on a short-term basis, in connection with the YDS Advent service. Dean of Chapel Siobhán Garrigan and Liturgical Coordinator Emily Scott brought the installation to campus and worked with Director of Chapel Music Patrick Evans and the Marquand Chapel Team to incorporate it as a major liturgical element of the annual Advent Service. Dupré was the visionary behind the project and the first to imagine that such an exhibition might benefit the YDS community.

The installation puts Sterling Divinity Quadrangle in company with a number of distinguished venues where the shelters have already been displayed, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Aspen Ideas Festival, Fortune's Brainstorm Conference, Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Global Village Shelters are a part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.

At the exhibition's conclusion, the shelters will be available to anyone having use for them and the willingness to take them away.

Sterling Divinity Quadrangle is located at 409 Prospect St., New Haven.

Additional contact information:

Judith Dupré, 914-777-0645

Mia Ferrara Pelosi, 860-567-4118

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Darfur Benefit Concert - February 17, 2007
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Minna Bromberg
An evening of acoustic originals and eclectic creations

Saturday, February 17th
Time: 7pm
Location: Moishe/Kavod Jewish Social Justice House
165 Winthrop Rd, Apt. B, Brookline / www.kavodhouse.com


WE TOO CAN RAISE OUR VOICES TO STOP A GENOCIDE!

In honor of Purim, we will "V'NAHAFOCH-HU!" Turn Suffering into JOY!

CHOOSE to PARTY WITH A CAUSE

A BIG HAT WILL be passed for DARFUR , Come Ready to GIVE, (Suggested Donation: $18+)

All proceeds go to support the AJWS Darfur Action Campaign

SAVE DARFUR ! SING FOR JUSTICE & JOY!

Minna Bromberg is a singer-songwriter, rabbinical student, and teacher of
Torah who brings striking passion and energy to every part of her world.
She grew up on Eastern Long Island , and her rich, powerful vocals and sharp
songwriting are marked indelibly by the pull of the ocean and the tang of
sea air. Whether enchanting audiences with her amazing voice, reaching
listeners with the unusual intensity of her extraordinary songwriting, or
challenging individuals to rethink the way they see the world, Minna simply
shines.

RSVP and more information, contact Alyson Solomon, alysonsolomon@yahoo.com.

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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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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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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.

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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 2, 2007

In this message
- Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
- JOTH event: Song Potluck - Tuesday, February 6
- Public Lectures by the Candidates for the Stuart Chair in Ethics - Feb. 7 and 13
- Mandala Meditation Group - Begins February 27
- Academic Announcement - Spring 2007
- Prof. Kirk Jones' Courses Starting February 15
- Cafeteria Offers Beverages All Day, Closes at 10:00 pm Each Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- POP and IMAP Email Access
- T Passes Are In
- MEN'S FELLOWSHIP THIS SPRING

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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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JOTH event: Song Potluck - Tuesday, February 6
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Tuesday, Feb. 6
5-7 p.m.
Meetinghouse

What's a song potluck?
An evening of singing and listening to songs from our traditions. Bring a song to share or just come to join in.

Where?
ANTS Meetinghouse

When?
Tuesday, Feb. 6th., 5-7pm -- if you have a 6:pm class, come join for the first hour (dinner's included!)

How?
1. Think of a song you love from your tradition. (Consider teaming up with a friend or colleague.)
2. Make and bring a copy of the lyrics and/or music (We'll duplicate copies as needed that evening).
3. Come to the Meetinghouse, eat some dinner (provided by JOTH), and sing your heart out!

Who?
YOU! --along with fellow students on the hill from Hebrew College and Andover Newton.

For more information contact Minna Bromberg minna@minnabromberg.com and/or MaryHelen Gunn marlenspirit@gmail.com.

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Public Lectures by the Candidates for the Stuart Chair in Ethics - Feb. 7 and 13
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The field of candidates for the Katherine B. Stuart Chair in Christian Ethics has been reaped, threshed, and winnowed down to the final two - Dr. Stephen Post, and Dr. Nimi Wariboko.

Each candidate will give a Public Lecture in the Berkeley Room, open to the entire community, followed by a meeting with students in Upper Noyes.

Dr. Stephen Post, Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve Medical School, will speak on Wednesday, February 7 at 10.45 a.m. in the Berkeley Room. His lecture is entitled " 'Tis Better to Give Than to Receive? An Ethical - Empirical Reflection on a Passage from Acts 20"

Dr. Nimi Wariboko, a former investment banker, the founding senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Brooklyn, New York, and an African studies scholar with a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary will speak on Tuesday, February 13 at 10.45 a.m. in the Berkeley Room. His lecture is entitled "Ethics of United States' Monetary Policy"

Following the lectures, each candidate will meet with students in Upper Noyes from noon until 1 p.m.

Please come and get to know the candidates!

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Mandala Meditation Group - Begins February 27
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Tuesdays, 6-8pm, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

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

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

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit to being at all five sessions

Advance sign-up requested with Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.


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

Theological Foundations
Old Testament Mobley
New Testament Wan
History of Christianity Burrows
Theology Heim
Ethics Dixon

Ministerial Practice
Church and Ministry Boulton
Field Education Drummond
Psychology and Pastoral Theology Gill-Austern

Congregational Renewal
Christian Spiritual Resources Gill-Austern
Congregational Life Drummond
World Christianity Jeyaraj
Interdepartmental Studies Herzog

If additional questions arise, you can discuss your academic programs with the directors of programs as follows:
MDiv - Prof. Mark Heim
MA- Prof. Brita Gill-Austern
STM- Prof. Jeyaraj
For the DMin - contact Debbie Craig who coordinates the program.

Faculty members overseeing the renewal areas are as follows:
FHSP - Gill-Austern
GCIM - Jeyaraj
TMPL - Dixon
WOTA - Burrows

All additional questions can be referred to Dean Bill Herzog.

Faculty on sabbatical/ leave for the 2006-07 academic year include:
Pazmino (year)
Valentin (year)
Nordbeck (spring)
Thornton (spring)

A strong corps of adjunct faculty supports the teaching of courses and the dean's team is available to support you!

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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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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.

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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The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
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Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525 or jangelica@uuma.org).
Financial Assistance is available. So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School

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POP and IMAP Email Access
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Andover Newton now offers POP nad IMAP e-mail access. This means you can use an e-mail client like Microsoft Outlook or Eudora to access your mail from home. Additionally, many internet providers like Hotmail and Gmail will let you access your ANTS account through this service. Webmail will continue to function, and this is only for users that wish to use other methods of access.

Instructions for how to use POP and IMAP e-mail access are available on ANTS Connect:

1. Log in to ANTS COnnect.
2. Click the Campus Life tab.
3. Download the POP and IMAP document in the Handouts portlet.

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T Passes Are In
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If you ordered a T pass for the Spring Semester and have not picked it up from the Housing Office, please do so as soon as possible.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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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

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

Thursday, February 01, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 1, 2007

In this message
- Student Loan Information Session will be held - TOMORROW Friday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, Feb. 6
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Open Labyrinth Walk
- POP and IMAP Email Access
- T Passes Are In
- Sacred Circle Dance - Spring Schedule

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Student Loan Information Session will be held - TOMORROW 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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The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
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Two groups, Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525 or jangelica@uuma.org).
Financial Assistance is available. So all may attend in good health, groups will be fragrance free.
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School

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Open Labyrinth Walk
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Every Wednesday
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Come walk the labyrinth anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday night during the semester in the Meetinghouse. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

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POP and IMAP Email Access
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Andover Newton now offers POP nad IMAP e-mail access. This means you can use an e-mail client like Microsoft Outlook or Eudora to access your mail from home. Additionally, many internet providers like Hotmail and Gmail will let you access your ANTS account through this service. Webmail will continue to function, and this is only for users that wish to use other methods of access.

Instructions for how to use POP and IMAP e-mail access are available on ANTS Connect:

1. Log in to ANTS COnnect.
2. CLick the Campus Life tab.
3. Download the POP and IMAP document in the Handouts portlet.


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T Passes Are In
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If you ordered a T pass for the Spring Semester and have not picked it up from the Housing Office, please do so as soon as possible.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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Sacred Circle Dance - Spring Schedule
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February 25, March 25, April 29, and May 27

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

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

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

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

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