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Friday, March 30, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, March 30, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS BOARD

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Stroll-a-thon for Climate Action!
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Take action today for our children's future

Saturday, April 14th, 2007
9 - 11 am
Brookline (Coolidge Corner), MA

Registration 9-9:45 am: Singing and dancing with Julia Priest of Music
Together Newton. Come early to join the fun! * The first 100 stroller
teams who register will receive a bag of discounts from local businesses!

Stroll-a-thon kick-off 10 am: StrollerFit's Diane Pokorny Wilson and her
crew will lead the way. Then musicians will get us singing favorite tunes
as we groove thru Coolidge Corner! And Whole Foods will greet us with
snacks and drinks at the finish line!

Global warming is the most urgent issue of our time.

Join other incredible moms (and family and friends) as we empower ourselves,
our children, and our local communities to raise awareness and funds for
Massachusetts Climate Action Network and its local chapters.

Our Stroll-a-thon for Darfur last November had over 200 people and raised
over $5,000.

See what all the buzz is about!

For more info, check out www.strollerforacause.org
<http://www.strollerforacause.org/>;

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God, Gays and Faith: Journeys through Challenging Terrain
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On Thursday, April 12, Lexington's Respecting Differences Coalition will present "God, Gays and Faith: Journeys through Challenging Terrain". The panel of distinguished clergy from several faith traditions will include: Rabbi Steven Greenberg, an Orthodox rabbi in modern-day Judaism; Rev. Zina Jacque, a Baptist minister and former executive director of Boston's Ten Point Coalition; and Rev. Walter Cuenin, who formerly served the Archdiocese of Boston in several parish ministries including Lexington's Sacred Heart Church, and is currently the Catholic Chaplain at Brandeis University. Maggie Herzig, of the Public Conversations Project, will moderate the discussion.

Panel members will share the stories of their spiritual journeys as they have intersected with homosexuality and gay and lesbian people. The goal of the forum is to illuminate for the audience the journeys of three people deeply engaged in different faith traditions, as their perspective on gay and lesbian people has developed in the context of those traditions and their experiences.

The forum will take place at 7:30 pm at Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue (on Lexington Green) in Lexington, MA and will be followed by a brief reception. The evening will be free, and open to the public.


The speakers are a distinguished, widely diverse group. Rabbi Greenberg, currently the only openly gay Orthodox rabbi in world Judiasm, is a senior teaching fellow at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Raised in Columbus, Ohio, he received his BA in Philosophy from Yeshiva University, and his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University's Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Featured in the acclaimed 2001 film Trembling Before G-d, about gay Jews, Rabbi Greenberg is the author of the groundbreaking book Wrestling with God & Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004), which explores homosexuality and Jewish tradition. He is a founding member and educational advisor of Open House in Jerusalem, an organization that advances the cause of social tolerance.


Rev. Jacque is a Baptist minister and former Executive Director of the Ten Point Coalition, an organization of more than 60 churches addressing issues of youth at risk, and former director of pastoral counseling at Trinity Church in Copley Square. Rev. Jacque also served as Protestant chaplain at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., and as director of Christian education for the First Baptist Church of Melrose, Mass. Before beginning her ministries in the Boston area, Jacque spent 17 years as a college administrator, holding positions at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of California/Santa Cruz and Mills College. A graduate of Northwestern University, she holds a master's degree from Columbia University and a Master of Divinity degree from Boston University.

Father Walter Cuenin is currently the Catholic chaplain at Brandeis University following many years as pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians parish in Newton, Ma. Before that, he had also served in Lexington as pastor of Sacred Heart parish. Rev. Cuenin's ministry has been marked by its effort to include gay and lesbian people in worship and dialogue. In 2006, he received the Pride Interfaith Coalition award and spoke at the interfaith service preceding Boston's Gay Pride Parade.

Maggie Herzig, moderator, is one of the founders of the Public Conversations Project, a Watertown-based non-profit that fosters constructive conversations among people with different identities, values and world views. She is co-author of a new book, "Fostering Dialogue Across Divides: A Nuts and Bolts Guide from the Public Conversations Project." She has facilitated dialogues on a range of topics including abortion, sexual orientation and scripture, and forestry practices. She has also facilitated interfaith, Arab-Jewish, and Jewish-Muslim dialogues.

The mission of the Respecting Differences Coalition of Lexington is to affirm the dignity of all human beings by educating the community about issues relating to the safe and respectful treatment of all community members, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

For more information call Meg Soens, 781 863-2753

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Health Care Chaplaincy and CPE Supervision
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Friday, April 13 (Please RSVP to Jeff VonWald by Tuesday, April 10 using
jvonwald@hds.harvard.edu-)
Noon-1 pm
Andover Hall 103
Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue; Cambridge, MA

About the guest speakers:

Michelle DeCoste. Rev. DeCoste is clinical pastoral education supervisor
at Havenwood Heritage Heights, a continuing care retirement community in
Concord, New Hampshire. A graduate of Episcopal Divinity School, where
she focused on feminist theology, she recently was certified as an
associate supervisor in the certification process through the
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. She is also an ordained
minister in the United Church of Christ and has a passion for
spirituality and aging and incorporating arts into pastoral care.

Gordon Postill. Rev. Dr. Postill is the Massachusetts state
representative for the Association of Professional Chaplains, an
association of nearly 4,000 members involved in pastoral care,
representing more than 150 faith groups. A board-certified chaplain, he
is also spiritual counselor at Old Colony Hospice in Randolph,
Massachusetts; a pastoral care specialist with the American Association
of Pastoral Counselors; a member of the American Red Cross Critical
Response Team; and ordained minister in the United Church of Canada.

Please join us!

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Nine Themes in April: A Free Conference Guided By Catholic Social Teaching
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Seeking and Working for Social Justice and Peace as Guided by Nine Themes of Catholic Social Teaching: An Easter Novena and Conference at Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts

April 10-21, 2007

* See (www.annamaria.edu for directions).

The conference is dedicated to the memory of the late Joe Fahy, CP, priest of the poor and Elizabeth (Thomas) Bailie, lay anchoress

The Theology and Religious Studies and Campus Ministry Community at Anna Maria College in Paxton invite you to a multi-day conference on the nine themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Each day of the conference is devoted to one of the nine themes. This spring conference purposely coincides with the production of Anna Maria's student musical, "Cotton Patch Gospel", by Harry Chapin, which will be presented on the evenings of Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13 at 7 PM.

The Novena/Conference aims to increase understanding of and enthusiasm for the faithful pursuit of social justice and peace called for by Scriptural inspiration and admonition, Christian tradition, and the century-plus old promulgation of social encyclicals issued by recent Popes. The Conference will also attend to the documents of the Ecumenical Councils and select pastoral letters issued by Bishops' conferences.

Our conference is also purposely coincidental with and supportive of the College of the Holy Cross' conference to be held on April 13-14 honoring the life and work of Dr. David J. O'Brien, Professor of History and Loyola Professor of Roman Catholic Studies at the College of the Holy Cross and the liturgical celebration of Anna Maria College's 60th anniversary year on Saturday, April 21, celebrated by Bishop Robert J. McManus.

Exhibits reflecting Catholic Social Teaching and apostolic labors for justice and peace will be on display in the Mondor-Eagan Library. The exhibits will run April 10 - April 22.

For further information, contact Dr. Michael Boover at (508) 849-3431 or e-mail mboover@annamaria.edu or call Harry Duchesne, campus minister, at (508) 849-3205 or e-mail hduchesne@annamaria.edu .

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


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

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

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

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

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

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


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Young Adult Service Opportunity (YASO) on Saturday, April 14th
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Gather with Young Adults who are affiliated with the United Church of
Christ (UCC) for an afternoon and evening of activism and service. Come
for the whole time or just to a part.

2:00 - 4:00 PM Step It Up 2007: National Day of Climate Action Meet up
at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common to join the "One Earth, One
Climate" rally. We will bring our voices to the cry for an 80% carbon
reduction by 2050. We will also join in a human chain to mark what will
be the new Boston waterline if drastic measures are not taken to help
our climate. [Take the MBTA Red or Green Line to Park Street or park at
the Boston Common public parking lot]. More info can be found here:
www.stepitup2007.org <http://www.stepitup2007.org>;

4:00 - 5:30 PM Dinner at a nearby location - please bring money to cover
your own expenses.

5:30 - 6:00 PM Drive or take the MBTA Red Line to Quincy Center and the
Prison Book Program.

6:00 - 8:00 PM Volunteer at the Prison Book Program* located in the
basement of the United First Parish Church 1306 Hancock Street Quincy,
MA. We will be sorting, organizing, and/or packing books up to mail out
to prisoners. For more info on this great organization visit:
www.prisonbookprogram.org <http://www.prisonbookprogram.org>;

Please RSVP, to Kris LoFrumento, lofrumentok@macucc.org
<mailto:lofrumentok@macucc.org> or 508-875-5233 x274, so we know that
you're planning on coming by Wednesday, April 11, 2007.

*Childcare can be available from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, please let Kris know if
you'll need it as soon as possible, but no later than 4/11/07, as well
as the ages of your child/ren. Children are welcome to join us from
2-6PM under parental or guardian care and supervision.

This event is sponsored by the Young Adult Ministry of the Massachusetts
Conference, United Church of Christ.

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Msgr. John Radano, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, to speak May 1, 2007
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You are invited to the plenary meeting of the Commission on Christian Unity of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, Tuesday May 1, 2007 from 10:00 A.M. to 12 noon, with lunch to follow. Rev. Msgr. John A. Radano, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, will deliver the lecture "'A real, though incomplete communion through our baptism...' How real is it? Ecumenical developments 25 years after Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry." The plenary lecture is hosted by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, 162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline MA. To make a lunch reservation, please RSVP by Thursday April 26, 2007 to the Massachusetts Council of Churches at 617-523-2771 or council@masscouncilofchurches.org. Information on the lecture and directions to the Metropolis of Boston may be found at the website www.masscouncilofchurches.org.

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Learn the Management of Aggressive Behavior
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Disruptive congregants and aggressive interest groups are out there.

Learn techniques for preventing and diffusing aggressive behavior as well as strategies to avoid physical harm.

On Wednesday April 18 from 5:30-8:30, American Women in Radio & Television presents an evening with Bonnie S. Michelman, Director of Police at Massachusetts General Hospital. Bonnie will discuss understanding certain behavior and intervention methods, ways to plan and act, methods of communication, signals to understand, recognizing anxiety, managing verbal aggression and mistakes to avoid when being confronted.

A light dinner and networking will take place from 5:30-6:30pm and the program follows at 6:30pm. This program will take place in Boston and complimentary parking will be available. The rate is $25 for students w/ID and $45 for others. Advance reservations and payment are required.

Register by contacting Melissa Gaudette at Mgaudette@Magic1067.com and find more information at www.awrtboston.org.


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Volunteers Needed for SOAR
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As you may know, SOAR, Service Opportunities After 55 is an RSVP program of the federal volunteer agency, The Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees VISTA, Americorps, and Learn & Serve America. Members of the SOAR program join nearly 1/2 million citizens, age 55 and over who give their time and talents to their local community.

SOAR, Service Opportunities after Fifty-Five is seeking volunteers to work with children an hour or two a week by helping elementary children with reading or math skills, mentoring a young child who has a parent in prison or teaching them how to protect themselves from assault.

SOAR is also seeking volunteers to work with adults by helping new immigrants improve their lives by tutoring English as a second language, mentoring an inmate who is enrolled in BU's College Behind Bars program, helping a student prepare for their GED (high school equivalency exam), providing companionship to an older isolated person or mentoring a woman as she finds a stable path to self-sufficiency.
No experience is necessary for any of these opportunities. Orientation, training and support are provided. Hours are flexible. Please call Jan Latorre-Stiller at 617-969-5906 ext 120 or email at jlatorre-stiller@ncscweb.org

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St. Andrew's Church to Host U2 Eucharist - Sunday, April 29
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In response to the movement to Make Poverty History, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Framingham, MA (508-875-5095, www.standrewsframma.org) will celebrate a special U2 Eucharist at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at 3 Maple Street in Framingham. This special Eucharist will feature music from the catalog of the world-famous Irish rock band U2, including such favorites as "Where the Streets Have No Name", "Yahweh", "Love and Peace (or Else)", "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "Staring at the Sun", and "One." The Rev. Dr. Paige Blair, New England Coordinator for Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, will be the featured preacher. Dr. Blair's sermon title will be "What Can One Person Do?"

A light supper will follow the service. Reservations are required. Call St. Andrew's Church (508-875-5095) between April 1st and 22nd to make a reservation.

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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Launches the Interfaith Youth Initiative (I-FYI)
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July 7-15, 2007 and beyond!

Save the date! Nominate youth and young adults today!

I-FYI is a uniquely powerful and transformative experience designed for teens (ages 15-18), as well as college and graduate students serving as mentors and staff.

The theme is "Living the Beloved Community." Together we will update and enact Dr. King's radical spiritual vision of justice and peace, through the eyes of the millennial/Hip-Hop generation.

I-FYI will focus on 5 Core Values: Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and Serving Others.

This program offers a powerful, fun, and dynamic mix of community building, workshops, service experiences, and learning trips which will engage urban and suburban realities. Participants will learn about their own leadership and peacemaking styles and develop new skills for transformation in their schools, communities, and congregations. Youth will create film, art, poetry/spoken word, dance and theological reflections on our vision of justice and peace.

Participants will come from diverse religious backgrounds and grow more deeply in their own faith traditions through dialogue and action with others. Leadership will come from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. All are welcome.

Come join us for this nine day residential immersion experience (July 7-15), with ongoing opportunities in the academic year for mentoring, retreats, and support in pursuing your academic and professional dreams.

For more information: contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt Carriker at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,

www.coopmet.org

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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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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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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, March 30, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- E-News During Spring Break
- Library Hours During Spring Break
- Bookstore hours During Spring Break
- Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

REVIEW

- The Sodexho STOP Hunger Award: Recognizing students in the fight against hunger
- PilgrIMAGES - April 12
- Summer Course Update
- Interested in Political Activism?
- Cafeteria Meals
- For Your Curriculum Planning (Correction)
- SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
- Student Worker Needed
- Resident Representative Applications
- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL


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E-News During Spring Break
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Please note that E-News notices will not be sent out on a regular basis during Spring Break. Regular E-News service will resume on Monday April 9, 2007.

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Library Hours During Spring Break
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During spring break week the Library Schedule is:

Saturday, March 31 1:00-5:00pm
Sunday, April 1, closed
Monday, April 2 - Thursday, April 5 8:30 am - 6:00pm
Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 8, closed

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Bookstore hours During Spring Break
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Mon-Wed., April 2-4 10 am - 6 pm
Thurs., April 5 10 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Good Friday, April 6


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Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11
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Thursday, April 12, 12:00PM-1:45PM, Davis 201

Join Louis Serio and Karen Hernandez-Andrews for their compelling and informative presentation examining the discrimination Muslims face in the United States post 9/11. Including cases studies and a focus on the media, there will also be one Muslim speaker. Jessica Masse is the Interfaith Coordinator for the Islamic Society of Boston and she will be present to speak and answer questions as well. Please join us. Any questions can be directed to Karen, at KarenLHAndrews@aol.com or Lou, at lserio@ants.edu


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Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
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Fundraiser Benefit For Student Life Needs

April 28, 2007
Upper Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Admission: $10

Come to the First Annual ANTS INDOOR GOLF CLASSIC
*Golfing experience may be a hindrance

Support the quality of student life.
Try something new for fun!
Treat yourself to a silent auction item.
Enjoy a few appetizers.
Enrich yourself with good company.
Invest in something positive... future church leaders.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the quality of life for students through the Office of the Dean of Students.

Raffle Tickets for
a Weekend in Maine
1 for $10, 3 for $20

Tickets are available at the reception desk in Dabney Hall and will be sold at the door.

For more information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf

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Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
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You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.

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Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
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Some of the items donated for this event on April 28 include:
1. Noel Welch autographed hockey stick.
2. $100 gift certificate to Whole Foods
3. Joy Honen art print
4. 2 pieces of stained glass
5. $25 gift certificate to Florica
6. $25 gift certificate for helium party balloons
7. Ballroom dance lessons
8. Weekend in a Maine cabin

Can you donate an item or service to this event? All donations will be greatly appreciated!
Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.


Call:
Mary Herzog
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

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The Sodexho STOP Hunger Award: Recognizing students in the fight against hunger
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Action Requested: Please deliver the attached news release to your school newspaper

The Sodexho STOP Hunger Award is a new initiative to recognize and provide scholarships for students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger and its root causes. Student winners will each receive a $3,000 scholarship award and a $3,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Winners will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the Sodexho Foundation Dinner in Washington, DC on June 11, 2007, where we will recognize these outstanding students.

Nominations for the Sodexho STOP Hunger Award will be accepted through April 30, 2007, and must be submitted online at www.helpstophunger.org <http://www.helpstophunger.org/>; .

We need your help spreading the word throughout our accounts and soliciting nominations! Please deliver the attached news release to your school newspaper. You can also send it to your local community newspaper.

Additional resources are available on SodexhoNet to help you promote this award, including:

* A Poster you can print and display in your units

* A Web Banner you can post on your website with a link to www.helpstophunger.org <http://www.helpstophunger.org/>;

* A Newspaper Ad you can request to be printed in your school or local newspaper

Log on to SodexhoNet and go to STOP Hunger > Sodexho STOP Hunger Award <https://sodexhoinfo-usa.com/COMM/SDXFoundation.nsf/41337f848af0a40c85256b1b00671a9f/48cba034e6ed20df8525729f0048bb74?OpenDocument>; .

Thank you for your support in communicating this award to our clients, customers and the communities we serve!

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PilgrIMAGES - April 12
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Join ANTS student Liddy Gerchman Barlow on Thursday, April 12 for a
journey through England and Wales in photographs, stories, poems, and
songs. Meet Celtic and Saxon saints, explore great cathedrals and
abandoned abbeys, and refresh your spirit at holy wells. Come "kneel
where prayer has been valid" and discover what the ancient practice of
pilgrimage can teach us today. Bring your lunch to Upper Noyes from
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.

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Summer Course Update
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Here is a revised title and course description of HIST 776J:

Complicity and Confession: Post-Holocaust Christian Interpretations of Guilt and Forgiveness

This seminar will comprise lectures and discussions on the behavior of Christian clergy and theologians in Nazi Germany, including the complicity and the broader legacy of this complicity for postwar Christian theological discourse on guilt and forgiveness. The seminar will also include special presentations on the discussion of these issues in postwar Germany, the way in which this topic continues to be a factor in Jewish-Christian relations today, and post-Holocaust Christian and Jewish understandings of guilt and forgiveness.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15, 9-noon, 1-4 (all-day class)

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Interested in Political Activism?
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From time to time I receive calls from people working for political candidates who hope to connect with people of faith who may be interested in working on particular campaigns. If you are already active in the Democratic or Republican parties and would like to learn about such opportunities as I hear of them, please let me know. Even if you have no experience, let me know if this interests you. With the presidential campaigns ramping up I may begin to get these again. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative or liberal, campaigns need the voices and input of people of faith!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Cafeteria Meals
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For those of you on the meal plan please remember that when you go into the cafeteria you should take food for that meal only. Recently some students have been eating a meal and then leaving with food for later. Doing this will result in driving up the costs for everyone, as Liz and her staff prepare food for the number that is eating the meals, and not for more. Please abide by this policy, and remind your neighbors of this if you see them leave with food. Cafeterias are generally losing propositions, especially on small campuses like ours. We try to keep the costs down as much as possible. If you take more food than you eat at one sitting it is impossible for us to do this. If you have questions about this please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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For Your Curriculum Planning
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Please note that there was an error in the listing of anticipated CMLE courses for next year. Jeff Jones will not be teaching "Leadership Practices" in the fall, but rather Ken Reeves will be teaching "Congregational Leadership from a Systems Perspective." I apologize for the error and any confusion it might have caused.

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

Dear Students,

Beginning in the fall of 2007, two curricular areas, CMAD/CMLE (Church Administration/Ministerial Leadership) and CONG (Congregational Life) will be merged into one area: Church and Ministry: Leadership, or CMLE.

If you have already taken one course in CMAD/CMLE or CONG, you will have already met the requirement for CMLE. You still must earn 90 credits in order to meet the expectations of an MDIV, however, so bear this in mind as you plan your courses for the future.

For students who have only taken CMAD/CMLE or CONG, but not both, I recommend you consider taking an additional course in leadership next year in the CMLE area. We anticipate that the following courses in CMLE will be offered next year (this will not be set until the catalogue is published in July):

Fall: Congregational Life, Sharon Thornton
Spring: Ministerial Leadership in Program Planning and Evaluation, Sarah Drummond, Seeing Things Whole, Margaret Benefiel
June: The Disciple Forming Congregation, Jeff Jones, E-Learning; Leading from Within, Margaret Benefiel, E-Learning

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Sarah Drummond
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership
sdrummond@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 230

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SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
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Exploring Our Lived Experiences
of Reproductive Choice Through
Worship, Ritual, Journaling, and Art

Thursday – April 19, 2007 – 9am-5:45pm
Andover-Newton Theological School
Peck Conference Room

WHAT THIS IS: A worship-full retreat for ministerial and rabbinical students of the Boston Theological Institute. This day-long event will include worship, ritual, journaling, individual/collective collage making, and respectful conversation, all as a way to reflect on our lived experiences on matters of reproductive choice. Additionally, we will share fellowship and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner are covered by the registration fee).

WHAT THIS IS NOT: A continuation of the polarizing debate about abortion.

TO REGISTER: Send a 3-4 sentence paragraph about your interest in attending the retreat. Why does it interest you? What do you hope to experience during the day? How would you like this retreat to inform your future ministry? Please include your name, address, and preferred contact information (email &/or telephone number):

Email: cemerson@ants.edu or emelcher@ants.edu

We'll respond with detailed information about the day, including an agenda, our proposed covenant for our time together, and information for payment.

DEADLINE: Space is limited - please register no later than April 10, 2007.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 if registered by March 31, 2007; $30 thereafter. Registration fee includes all journal and art materials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (inquire in your email about scholarships).

SPONSORED BY ANDOVER-NEWTON SEMINARIANS FOR CHOICE, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE; for more information about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, visit their website at www.rcrc.org.

----------------------------
Student Worker Needed
----------------------------
The Dean of Students and Housing offices are looking for a student to work 5 to 10 hours a week. Duties will include making appointments, filing, copying, research and other tasks as needed. We are looking for someone organized and efficient who will be able to work into the summer. Please submit a letter of intent and a resume to Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office.

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

-------------------------------------
Resident Representative Applications
-------------------------------------
For the 2007-2008 academic year the Dean of Students office will hire six Resident Representatives, two in Farwell and one in each of the other resience halls. Applications will be available Friday March 30, 2007 at the Housing Office (Worcester 101) and are due Friday April 13, 2007.

Living in community in ANTS can be one of the most meaningful experiences ANTS students have while pursuing their degrees. Resident Representatives (RRs) play a critical role in the fostering and nurturing of community life. Resident Representatives are ANTS students who are employees of the ANTS Dean of Students and Community Life office (DOS) and work closely with the Housing Coordinator to supervise and facilitate the day-to-day operation of ANTS residence halls. Being a Resident Representative provides an excellent opportunity to exercise the gift of hospitality, among others. The selection process is open. Current RRs are encouraged to reapply; their experience and performance will be taken into consideration; and they are in full competition with other applicants.

Please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office if you have any questions.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

---------------------------------
2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
---------------------------------

Are you graduating from ANTS this May? Then enter the 2007 ANTS Koinonia Preaching Festival, and share your gifts for preaching!

Entering rounds will be held between now and April 9, 2007, and finalists will preach in Community Chapel on Wednesday, April 11. If you are interested in entering, please contact Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

Come celebrate preaching at ANTS!


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

Thursday, March 29, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, March 29, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- The Sodexho STOP Hunger Award: Recognizing students in the fight against hunger
- PilgrIMAGES - April 12
- Summer Course Update
- Interested in Political Activism?

REVIEW

- Cafeteria Meals
- Prof. Pazmi*o to Receive National Award
- For Your Curriculum Planning (Correction)
- SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
- Student Worker Needed
- Resident Representative Applications
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?


--------------------------------------------------------------
The Sodexho STOP Hunger Award: Recognizing students in the fight against hunger
--------------------------------------------------------------


Action Requested: Please deliver the attached news release to your school newspaper

The Sodexho STOP Hunger Award is a new initiative to recognize and provide scholarships for students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger and its root causes. Student winners will each receive a $3,000 scholarship award and a $3,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Winners will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the Sodexho Foundation Dinner in Washington, DC on June 11, 2007, where we will recognize these outstanding students.

Nominations for the Sodexho STOP Hunger Award will be accepted through April 30, 2007, and must be submitted online at www.helpstophunger.org <http://www.helpstophunger.org/>; .

We need your help spreading the word throughout our accounts and soliciting nominations! Please deliver the attached news release to your school newspaper. You can also send it to your local community newspaper.

Additional resources are available on SodexhoNet to help you promote this award, including:

* A Poster you can print and display in your units

* A Web Banner you can post on your website with a link to www.helpstophunger.org <http://www.helpstophunger.org/>;

* A Newspaper Ad you can request to be printed in your school or local newspaper

Log on to SodexhoNet and go to STOP Hunger > Sodexho STOP Hunger Award <https://sodexhoinfo-usa.com/COMM/SDXFoundation.nsf/41337f848af0a40c85256b1b00671a9f/48cba034e6ed20df8525729f0048bb74?OpenDocument>; .

Thank you for your support in communicating this award to our clients, customers and the communities we serve!

—---------------------
PilgrIMAGES - April 12
----------------------
Join ANTS student Liddy Gerchman Barlow on Thursday, April 12 for a
journey through England and Wales in photographs, stories, poems, and
songs. Meet Celtic and Saxon saints, explore great cathedrals and
abandoned abbeys, and refresh your spirit at holy wells. Come "kneel
where prayer has been valid" and discover what the ancient practice of
pilgrimage can teach us today. Bring your lunch to Upper Noyes from
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.

---------------------------
Summer Course Update
---------------------------
Here is a revised title and course description of HIST 776J:

Complicity and Confession: Post-Holocaust Christian Interpretations of Guilt and Forgiveness

This seminar will comprise lectures and discussions on the behavior of Christian clergy and theologians in Nazi Germany, including the complicity and the broader legacy of this complicity for postwar Christian theological discourse on guilt and forgiveness. The seminar will also include special presentations on the discussion of these issues in postwar Germany, the way in which this topic continues to be a factor in Jewish-Christian relations today, and post-Holocaust Christian and Jewish understandings of guilt and forgiveness.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15, 9-noon, 1-4 (all-day class)

-------------------------------------
Interested in Political Activism?
-------------------------------------
From time to time I receive calls from people working for political candidates who hope to connect with people of faith who may be interested in working on particular campaigns. If you are already active in the Democratic or Republican parties and would like to learn about such opportunities as I hear of them, please let me know. Even if you have no experience, let me know if this interests you. With the presidential campaigns ramping up I may begin to get these again. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative or liberal, campaigns need the voices and input of people of faith!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

---------------------------------
Cafeteria Meals
---------------------------------

For those of you on the meal plan please remember that when you go into the cafeteria you should take food for that meal only. Recently some students have been eating a meal and then leaving with food for later. Doing this will result in driving up the costs for everyone, as Liz and her staff prepare food for the number that is eating the meals, and not for more. Please abide by this policy, and remind your neighbors of this if you see them leave with food. Cafeterias are generally losing propositions, especially on small campuses like ours. We try to keep the costs down as much as possible. If you take more food than you eat at one sitting it is impossible for us to do this. If you have questions about this please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

—----------------------------------------------------
Prof. Pazmi*o to Receive National Award
—----------------------------------------------------
Dr. Robert W. Pazmi*o, Andover Newton's Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education, has been selected by the American Baptist Churches USA - National Ministries to receive the 2007 Luther Wesley Smith award, which honors distinguished service in strengthening educational programs at an American Baptist-related college or seminary.

This award is scheduled to be given at a National Ministries event during the ABC-USA biennial in Washington DC. on July 2, 2007.

--------------------------------
For Your Curriculum Planning
--------------------------------

Please note that there was an error in the listing of anticipated CMLE courses for next year. Jeff Jones will not be teaching "Leadership Practices" in the fall, but rather Ken Reeves will be teaching "Congregational Leadership from a Systems Perspective." I apologize for the error and any confusion it might have caused.

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

Dear Students,

Beginning in the fall of 2007, two curricular areas, CMAD/CMLE (Church Administration/Ministerial Leadership) and CONG (Congregational Life) will be merged into one area: Church and Ministry: Leadership, or CMLE.

If you have already taken one course in CMAD/CMLE or CONG, you will have already met the requirement for CMLE. You still must earn 90 credits in order to meet the expectations of an MDIV, however, so bear this in mind as you plan your courses for the future.

For students who have only taken CMAD/CMLE or CONG, but not both, I recommend you consider taking an additional course in leadership next year in the CMLE area. We anticipate that the following courses in CMLE will be offered next year (this will not be set until the catalogue is published in July):

Fall: Congregational Life, Sharon Thornton
Spring: Ministerial Leadership in Program Planning and Evaluation, Sarah Drummond, Seeing Things Whole, Margaret Benefiel
June: The Disciple Forming Congregation, Jeff Jones, E-Learning; Leading from Within, Margaret Benefiel, E-Learning

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Sarah Drummond
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership
sdrummond@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 230

-------------------------------------------
SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
-------------------------------------------
Exploring Our Lived Experiences
of Reproductive Choice Through
Worship, Ritual, Journaling, and Art

Thursday – April 19, 2007 – 9am-5:45pm
Andover-Newton Theological School
Peck Conference Room

WHAT THIS IS: A worship-full retreat for ministerial and rabbinical students of the Boston Theological Institute. This day-long event will include worship, ritual, journaling, individual/collective collage making, and respectful conversation, all as a way to reflect on our lived experiences on matters of reproductive choice. Additionally, we will share fellowship and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner are covered by the registration fee).

WHAT THIS IS NOT: A continuation of the polarizing debate about abortion.

TO REGISTER: Send a 3-4 sentence paragraph about your interest in attending the retreat. Why does it interest you? What do you hope to experience during the day? How would you like this retreat to inform your future ministry? Please include your name, address, and preferred contact information (email &/or telephone number):

Email: cemerson@ants.edu or emelcher@ants.edu

We'll respond with detailed information about the day, including an agenda, our proposed covenant for our time together, and information for payment.

DEADLINE: Space is limited - please register no later than April 10, 2007.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 if registered by March 31, 2007; $30 thereafter. Registration fee includes all journal and art materials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (inquire in your email about scholarships).

SPONSORED BY ANDOVER-NEWTON SEMINARIANS FOR CHOICE, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE; for more information about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, visit their website at www.rcrc.org.

----------------------------
Student Worker Needed
----------------------------
The Dean of Students and Housing offices are looking for a student to work 5 to 10 hours a week. Duties will include making appointments, filing, copying, research and other tasks as needed. We are looking for someone organized and efficient who will be able to work into the summer. Please submit a letter of intent and a resume to Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office.

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

-------------------------------------
Resident Representative Applications
-------------------------------------
For the 2007-2008 academic year the Dean of Students office will hire six Resident Representatives, two in Farwell and one in each of the other resience halls. Applications will be available Friday March 30, 2007 at the Housing Office (Worcester 101) and are due Friday April 13, 2007.

Living in community in ANTS can be one of the most meaningful experiences ANTS students have while pursuing their degrees. Resident Representatives (RRs) play a critical role in the fostering and nurturing of community life. Resident Representatives are ANTS students who are employees of the ANTS Dean of Students and Community Life office (DOS) and work closely with the Housing Coordinator to supervise and facilitate the day-to-day operation of ANTS residence halls. Being a Resident Representative provides an excellent opportunity to exercise the gift of hospitality, among others. The selection process is open. Current RRs are encouraged to reapply; their experience and performance will be taken into consideration; and they are in full competition with other applicants.

Please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office if you have any questions.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

-----------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
-----------------------------------------
April 9, 2007 - Commencement

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!

---------------------------------
2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
---------------------------------

Are you graduating from ANTS this May? Then enter the 2007 ANTS Koinonia Preaching Festival, and share your gifts for preaching!

Entering rounds will be held between now and April 9, 2007, and finalists will preach in Community Chapel on Wednesday, April 11. If you are interested in entering, please contact Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

Come celebrate preaching at ANTS!

-----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
-----------------------------------------
April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $20

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

On campus, tickets are available from the receptionist at Dabney Hall.

All proceeds will be donated to the Office of the Dean of Students for the purpose of improving the quality of student life.

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf

----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
----------------------------------------
You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.


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

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Cafeteria Meals

REVIEW

- Prof. Pazmi*o to Receive National Award
- For Your Curriculum Planning (Correction)
- Update on Wilson Chapel Construction
- SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
- Student Worker Needed
- Resident Representative Applications
- Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?

---------------------------------
Cafeteria Meals
---------------------------------

For those of you on the meal plan please remember that when you go into the cafeteria you should take food for that meal only. Recently some students have been eating a meal and then leaving with food for later. Doing this will result in driving up the costs for everyone, as Liz and her staff prepare food for the number that is eating the meals, and not for more. Please abide by this policy, and remind your neighbors of this if you see them leave with food. Cafeterias are generally losing propositions, especially on small campuses like ours. We try to keep the costs down as much as possible. If you take more food than you eat at one sitting it is impossible for us to do this. If you have questions about this please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

—----------------------------------------------------
Prof. Pazmi*o to Receive National Award
—----------------------------------------------------
Dr. Robert W. Pazmi*o, Andover Newton's Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education, has been selected by the American Baptist Churches USA - National Ministries to receive the 2007 Luther Wesley Smith award, which honors distinguished service in strengthening educational programs at an American Baptist-related college or seminary.

This award is scheduled to be given at a National Ministries event during the ABC-USA biennial in Washington DC. on July 2, 2007.

--------------------------------
For Your Curriculum Planning
--------------------------------

Please note that there was an error in the listing of anticipated CMLE courses for next year. Jeff Jones will not be teaching "Leadership Practices" in the fall, but rather Ken Reeves will be teaching "Congregational Leadership from a Systems Perspective." I apologize for the error and any confusion it might have caused.

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

Dear Students,

Beginning in the fall of 2007, two curricular areas, CMAD/CMLE (Church Administration/Ministerial Leadership) and CONG (Congregational Life) will be merged into one area: Church and Ministry: Leadership, or CMLE.

If you have already taken one course in CMAD/CMLE or CONG, you will have already met the requirement for CMLE. You still must earn 90 credits in order to meet the expectations of an MDIV, however, so bear this in mind as you plan your courses for the future.

For students who have only taken CMAD/CMLE or CONG, but not both, I recommend you consider taking an additional course in leadership next year in the CMLE area. We anticipate that the following courses in CMLE will be offered next year (this will not be set until the catalogue is published in July):

Fall: Congregational Life, Sharon Thornton
Spring: Ministerial Leadership in Program Planning and Evaluation, Sarah Drummond, Seeing Things Whole, Margaret Benefiel
June: The Disciple Forming Congregation, Jeff Jones, E-Learning; Leading from Within, Margaret Benefiel, E-Learning

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Sarah Drummond
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership
sdrummond@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 230


-------------------------------------
Update on Wilson Chapel Construction
-------------------------------------

We are nearing the end of the construction of the Wilson Chapel. Tiles have been laid in the main part of the building, and the flooring in the sanctuary is nearly done. The ceilings have been hung and all tiling and fixtures are done in the bathrooms. New interior photos are going up on the web if you want to see the latest views from the inside. We are on deadline for the interior to be finished by April 1, 2007. When weather allows workers will be putting pavers on the outside plaza area and installing lighting. We will do the landscaping in May, after danger of frost is passed. There will be a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony during Commencement Weekend, on Friday, May 18. More details will be forthcoming in enews. The chapel benefactor, Mr. Al Wilson, continues to make a remarkable recovery from his surgery, which is a relief to all of us. Please do continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------------
SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
-------------------------------------------
Exploring Our Lived Experiences
of Reproductive Choice Through
Worship, Ritual, Journaling, and Art

Thursday – April 19, 2007 – 9am-5:45pm
Andover-Newton Theological School
Peck Conference Room

WHAT THIS IS: A worship-full retreat for ministerial and rabbinical students of the Boston Theological Institute. This day-long event will include worship, ritual, journaling, individual/collective collage making, and respectful conversation, all as a way to reflect on our lived experiences on matters of reproductive choice. Additionally, we will share fellowship and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner are covered by the registration fee).

WHAT THIS IS NOT: A continuation of the polarizing debate about abortion.

TO REGISTER: Send a 3-4 sentence paragraph about your interest in attending the retreat. Why does it interest you? What do you hope to experience during the day? How would you like this retreat to inform your future ministry? Please include your name, address, and preferred contact information (email &/or telephone number):

Email: cemerson@ants.edu or emelcher@ants.edu

We'll respond with detailed information about the day, including an agenda, our proposed covenant for our time together, and information for payment.

DEADLINE: Space is limited - please register no later than April 10, 2007.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 if registered by March 31, 2007; $30 thereafter. Registration fee includes all journal and art materials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (inquire in your email about scholarships).

SPONSORED BY ANDOVER-NEWTON SEMINARIANS FOR CHOICE, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE; for more information about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, visit their website at www.rcrc.org.

----------------------------
Student Worker Needed
----------------------------
The Dean of Students and Housing offices are looking for a student to work 5 to 10 hours a week. Duties will include making appointments, filing, copying, research and other tasks as needed. We are looking for someone organized and efficient who will be able to work into the summer. Please submit a letter of intent and a resume to Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office.

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

-------------------------------------
Resident Representative Applications
-------------------------------------
For the 2007-2008 academic year the Dean of Students office will hire six Resident Representatives, two in Farwell and one in each of the other resience halls. Applications will be available Friday March 30, 2007 at the Housing Office (Worcester 101) and are due Friday April 13, 2007.

Living in community in ANTS can be one of the most meaningful experiences ANTS students have while pursuing their degrees. Resident Representatives (RRs) play a critical role in the fostering and nurturing of community life. Resident Representatives are ANTS students who are employees of the ANTS Dean of Students and Community Life office (DOS) and work closely with the Housing Coordinator to supervise and facilitate the day-to-day operation of ANTS residence halls. Being a Resident Representative provides an excellent opportunity to exercise the gift of hospitality, among others. The selection process is open. Current RRs are encouraged to reapply; their experience and performance will be taken into consideration; and they are in full competition with other applicants.

Please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office if you have any questions.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

-----------------------------------------
Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
-----------------------------------------
THursday, March 29, 2007
5-7 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Reception, Reading and Concert to Celebrate the Exhibition

"WomenWatch: A Passage to Hope"
1 March – 1 April, 2007
An exhibition of art celebrating women's courage
at
The Meeting House Gallery
Andover Newton Theological School

New art by Marika Barnett, Steven Bogart, Ricardo Jardin, Eve Chayes Lyman, Isaac Majak, Pamela Marshall, Rania Matar, Segun Olorunfemi, Linda Fisher Privitera, Young Shin, Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer and Zoe Perry Wood. The exhibition will include photographs from Afghanistan, India, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Sudan.

Public reception on Thursday, 29 March 2007, 5 – 7 p.m., together with poets Elizabeth Kirshner and Marjorie Agosin reading their works at 7 p.m., and a musical performance of new music by Pamela Marshall, by the quartet of Jodi Hitzhusen (soprano), Lisa Conley (flute), Jing Li (cello), and Pamela Marshall (piano, and reader).

This event is cosponsored by the Program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Andover Newton Theological School, and "Art Without Borders", a collaborative non-profit of artists committed to defending and promoting artists' rights in the world (www.artwb.org).

All events are free and the public is warmly invited.


-----------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
-----------------------------------------
April 9, 2007 - Commencement

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!

---------------------------------
2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
---------------------------------

Are you graduating from ANTS this May? Then enter the 2007 ANTS Koinonia Preaching Festival, and share your gifts for preaching!

Entering rounds will be held between now and April 9, 2007, and finalists will preach in Community Chapel on Wednesday, April 11. If you are interested in entering, please contact Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

Come celebrate preaching at ANTS!

-----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
-----------------------------------------
April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $20

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

On campus, tickets are available from the receptionist at Dabney Hall.

All proceeds will be donated to the Office of the Dean of Students for the purpose of improving the quality of student life.

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf

----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
----------------------------------------
You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.


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

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, March 27, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Prof. Pazmi*o to Receive National Award
- For Your Curriculum Planning (Correction)

REVIEW

- Update on Wilson Chapel Construction
- SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
- Student Worker Needed
- Resident Representative Applications
- Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Housing for Commencement Weekend
- Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
- Attention all Graduating Students!
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting


—----------------------------------------------------
Prof. Pazmi*o to Receive National Award
—----------------------------------------------------
Dr. Robert W. Pazmi*o, Andover Newton's Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education, has been selected by the American Baptist Churches USA - National Ministries to receive the 2007 Luther Wesley Smith award, which honors distinguished service in strengthening educational programs at an American Baptist-related college or seminary.

This award is scheduled to be given at a National Ministries event during the ABC-USA biennial in Washington DC. on July 2, 2007.

--------------------------------
For Your Curriculum Planning
--------------------------------

Please note that there was an error in the listing of anticipated CMLE courses for next year. Jeff Jones will not be teaching "Leadership Practices" in the fall, but rather Ken Reeves will be teaching "Congregational Leadership from a Systems Perspective." I apologize for the error and any confusion it might have caused.

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

Dear Students,

Beginning in the fall of 2007, two curricular areas, CMAD/CMLE (Church Administration/Ministerial Leadership) and CONG (Congregational Life) will be merged into one area: Church and Ministry: Leadership, or CMLE.

If you have already taken one course in CMAD/CMLE or CONG, you will have already met the requirement for CMLE. You still must earn 90 credits in order to meet the expectations of an MDIV, however, so bear this in mind as you plan your courses for the future.

For students who have only taken CMAD/CMLE or CONG, but not both, I recommend you consider taking an additional course in leadership next year in the CMLE area. We anticipate that the following courses in CMLE will be offered next year (this will not be set until the catalogue is published in July):

Fall: Congregational Life, Sharon Thornton
Winter: Seeing Things Whole, Margaret Benefiel
Spring: Ministerial Leadership in Program Planning and Evaluation, Sarah Drummond
June: The Disciple Forming Congregation, Jeff Jones, E-Learning; Leading from Within, Margaret Benefiel, E-Learning

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Sarah Drummond
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership
sdrummond@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 230


-------------------------------------
Update on Wilson Chapel Construction
-------------------------------------

We are nearing the end of the construction of the Wilson Chapel. Tiles have been laid in the main part of the building, and the flooring in the sanctuary is nearly done. The ceilings have been hung and all tiling and fixtures are done in the bathrooms. New interior photos are going up on the web if you want to see the latest views from the inside. We are on deadline for the interior to be finished by April 1, 2008. When weather allows workers will be putting pavers on the outside plaza area and installing lighting. We will do the landscaping in May, after danger of frost is passed. There will be a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony during Commencement Weekend, on Friday, May 18. More details will be forthcoming in enews. The chapel benefactor, Mr. Al Wilson, continues to make a remarkable recovery from his surgery, which is a relief to all of us. Please do continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------------
SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
-------------------------------------------
Exploring Our Lived Experiences
of Reproductive Choice Through
Worship, Ritual, Journaling, and Art

Thursday – April 19, 2007 – 9am-5:45pm
Andover-Newton Theological School
Peck Conference Room

WHAT THIS IS: A worship-full retreat for ministerial and rabbinical students of the Boston Theological Institute. This day-long event will include worship, ritual, journaling, individual/collective collage making, and respectful conversation, all as a way to reflect on our lived experiences on matters of reproductive choice. Additionally, we will share fellowship and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner are covered by the registration fee).

WHAT THIS IS NOT: A continuation of the polarizing debate about abortion.

TO REGISTER: Send a 3-4 sentence paragraph about your interest in attending the retreat. Why does it interest you? What do you hope to experience during the day? How would you like this retreat to inform your future ministry? Please include your name, address, and preferred contact information (email &/or telephone number):

Email: cemerson@ants.edu or emelcher@ants.edu

We'll respond with detailed information about the day, including an agenda, our proposed covenant for our time together, and information for payment.

DEADLINE: Space is limited - please register no later than April 10, 2007.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 if registered by March 31, 2007; $30 thereafter. Registration fee includes all journal and art materials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (inquire in your email about scholarships).

SPONSORED BY ANDOVER-NEWTON SEMINARIANS FOR CHOICE, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE; for more information about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, visit their website at www.rcrc.org.

----------------------------
Student Worker Needed
----------------------------
The Dean of Students and Housing offices are looking for a student to work 5 to 10 hours a week. Duties will include making appointments, filing, copying, research and other tasks as needed. We are looking for someone organized and efficient who will be able to work into the summer. Please submit a letter of intent and a resume to Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office.

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

-------------------------------------
Resident Representative Applications
-------------------------------------
For the 2007-2008 academic year the Dean of Students office will hire six Resident Representatives, two in Farwell and one in each of the other resience halls. Applications will be available Friday March 30, 2007 at the Housing Office (Worcester 101) and are due Friday April 13, 2007.

Living in community in ANTS can be one of the most meaningful experiences ANTS students have while pursuing their degrees. Resident Representatives (RRs) play a critical role in the fostering and nurturing of community life. Resident Representatives are ANTS students who are employees of the ANTS Dean of Students and Community Life office (DOS) and work closely with the Housing Coordinator to supervise and facilitate the day-to-day operation of ANTS residence halls. Being a Resident Representative provides an excellent opportunity to exercise the gift of hospitality, among others. The selection process is open. Current RRs are encouraged to reapply; their experience and performance will be taken into consideration; and they are in full competition with other applicants.

Please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office if you have any questions.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

-----------------------------------------
Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
-----------------------------------------
THursday, March 29, 2007
5-7 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Reception, Reading and Concert to Celebrate the Exhibition

"WomenWatch: A Passage to Hope"
1 March – 1 April, 2007
An exhibition of art celebrating women's courage
at
The Meeting House Gallery
Andover Newton Theological School

New art by Marika Barnett, Steven Bogart, Ricardo Jardin, Eve Chayes Lyman, Isaac Majak, Pamela Marshall, Rania Matar, Segun Olorunfemi, Linda Fisher Privitera, Young Shin, Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer and Zoe Perry Wood. The exhibition will include photographs from Afghanistan, India, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Sudan.

Public reception on Thursday, 29 March 2007, 5 – 7 p.m., together with poets Elizabeth Kirshner and Marjorie Agosin reading their works at 7 p.m., and a musical performance of new music by Pamela Marshall, by the quartet of Jodi Hitzhusen (soprano), Lisa Conley (flute), Jing Li (cello), and Pamela Marshall (piano, and reader).

This event is cosponsored by the Program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Andover Newton Theological School, and "Art Without Borders", a collaborative non-profit of artists committed to defending and promoting artists' rights in the world (www.artwb.org).

All events are free and the public is warmly invited.


-----------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
-----------------------------------------
April 9, 2007 - Commencement

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!

---------------------------------
2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
---------------------------------

Are you graduating from ANTS this May? Then enter the 2007 ANTS Koinonia Preaching Festival, and share your gifts for preaching!

Entering rounds will be held between now and April 9, 2007, and finalists will preach in Community Chapel on Wednesday, April 11. If you are interested in entering, please contact Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

Come celebrate preaching at ANTS!

-----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
-----------------------------------------
April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $20

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

On campus, tickets are available from the receptionist at Dabney Hall.

All proceeds will be donated to the Office of the Dean of Students for the purpose of improving the quality of student life.

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf

----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
----------------------------------------
You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.


----------------------------------
Housing for Commencement Weekend
----------------------------------

Any students interested in renting dorm rooms for friends and family during Commencement (the weekend of May 18 - 20) should get requests into the Housing Office no later than Friday March 30 at 4:00. Any rooms not reserved by students at the end of the day on Friday will be released to alumni/ae for rental.

Rooms in Appleton-Chase and Farwell Hall are available at a nightly rate of $25. These rooms have shared bathrooms and accommodate one person each. Guests must provide their own bedding and towels. Separate linen rental is available from the Housing Office for $25 per person.

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

----------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
----------------------------------------
Tuesday, March 27th
Meeting House
9-9:30PM

Friends,
Please join Professor Burrows in evening worship. We will close the day together with Compline, pray the psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey.
All are welcome.

----------------------------------
Attention all Graduating Students!
----------------------------------

This year Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held on the Andover Newton campus. Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 18, in the new Wilson Chapel, with a reception following under a tent on the quad. Commencement will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 on the quad, with a reception following under the tent. Graduating students will need to gather at 1:00 pm in the Wilson Chapel to prepare to process. The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor will be speaking. If it rains on Commencement Day we will hold the service at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

If you have questions or need more information please contact me!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


------------------------------------------
Student Association Town Hall Meeting
------------------------------------------
With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

Please contact Julia Steer to sign up Jsteer45@comcast.net

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

Monday, March 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, March 26, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Update on Wilson Chapel Construction
- SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
- Student Worker Needed
- Resident Representative Applications
- For Your Curriculum Planning

REVIEW

- Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner
- Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Housing for Commencement Weekend
- Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
- Attention all Graduating Students!
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting

-------------------------------------
Update on Wilson Chapel Construction
-------------------------------------

We are nearing the end of the construction of the Wilson Chapel. Tiles have been laid in the main part of the building, and the flooring in the sanctuary is nearly done. The ceilings have been hung and all tiling and fixtures are done in the bathrooms. New interior photos are going up on the web if you want to see the latest views from the inside. We are on deadline for the interior to be finished by April 1, 2008. When weather allows workers will be putting pavers on the outside plaza area and installing lighting. We will do the landscaping in May, after danger of frost is passed. There will be a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony during Commencement Weekend, on Friday, May 18. More details will be forthcoming in enews. The chapel benefactor, Mr. Al Wilson, continues to make a remarkable recovery from his surgery, which is a relief to all of us. Please do continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------------
SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
-------------------------------------------
Exploring Our Lived Experiences
of Reproductive Choice Through
Worship, Ritual, Journaling, and Art

Thursday – April 19, 2007 – 9am-5:45pm
Andover-Newton Theological School
Peck Conference Room

WHAT THIS IS: A worship-full retreat for ministerial and rabbinical students of the Boston Theological Institute. This day-long event will include worship, ritual, journaling, individual/collective collage making, and respectful conversation, all as a way to reflect on our lived experiences on matters of reproductive choice. Additionally, we will share fellowship and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner are covered by the registration fee).

WHAT THIS IS NOT: A continuation of the polarizing debate about abortion.

TO REGISTER: Send a 3-4 sentence paragraph about your interest in attending the retreat. Why does it interest you? What do you hope to experience during the day? How would you like this retreat to inform your future ministry? Please include your name, address, and preferred contact information (email &/or telephone number):

Email: cemerson@ants.edu or emelcher@ants.edu

We'll respond with detailed information about the day, including an agenda, our proposed covenant for our time together, and information for payment.

DEADLINE: Space is limited - please register no later than April 10, 2007.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 if registered by March 31, 2007; $30 thereafter. Registration fee includes all journal and art materials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (inquire in your email about scholarships).

SPONSORED BY ANDOVER-NEWTON SEMINARIANS FOR CHOICE, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE; for more information about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, visit their website at www.rcrc.org.

----------------------------
Student Worker Needed
----------------------------
The Dean of Students and Housing offices are looking for a student to work 5 to 10 hours a week. Duties will include making appointments, filing, copying, research and other tasks as needed. We are looking for someone organized and efficient who will be able to work into the summer. Please submit a letter of intent and a resume to Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office.

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

-------------------------------------
Resident Representative Applications
-------------------------------------
For the 2007-2008 academic year the Dean of Students office will hire six Resident Representatives, two in Farwell and one in each of the other resience halls. Applications will be available Friday March 30, 2007 at the Housing Office (Worcester 101) and are due Friday April 13, 2007.

Living in community in ANTS can be one of the most meaningful experiences ANTS students have while pursuing their degrees. Resident Representatives (RRs) play a critical role in the fostering and nurturing of community life. Resident Representatives are ANTS students who are employees of the ANTS Dean of Students and Community Life office (DOS) and work closely with the Housing Coordinator to supervise and facilitate the day-to-day operation of ANTS residence halls. Being a Resident Representative provides an excellent opportunity to exercise the gift of hospitality, among others. The selection process is open. Current RRs are encouraged to reapply; their experience and performance will be taken into consideration; and they are in full competition with other applicants.

Please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office if you have any questions.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

--------------------------------
For Your Curriculum Planning
--------------------------------
Dear Students,

Beginning in the fall of 2007, two curricular areas, CMAD/CMLE (Church Administration/Ministerial Leadership) and CONG (Congregational Life) will be merged into one area: Church and Ministry: Leadership, or CMLE.

If you have already taken one course in CMAD/CMLE or CONG, you will have already met the requirement for CMLE. You still must earn 90 credits in order to meet the expectations of an MDIV, however, so bear this in mind as you plan your courses for the future.

For students who have only taken CMAD/CMLE or CONG, but not both, I recommend you consider taking an additional course in leadership next year in the CMLE area. We anticipate that the following courses in CMLE will be offered next year (this will not be set until the catalogue is published in July):

Fall: Congregational Life, Sharon Thornton; Leadership Practices, Jeff Jones
Winter: Seeing Things Whole, Margaret Benefiel
Spring: Ministerial Leadership in Program Planning and Evaluation, Sarah Drummond
June: The Disciple Forming Congregation, Jeff Jones, E-Learning; Leading from Within, Margaret Benefiel, E-Learning

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Sarah Drummond
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership
sdrummond@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 230

----------------------------------
Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner
----------------------------------
Tuesday, March 27th
5:00 PM
Noyes

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) and the Student Association are hosting a Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS/Hebrew College Community Day community service. Kosher meals are being provided.

ANTS' own Lisa Durkee Abbott is inviting anyone who wants to bring an instrument to join her in a jam session during dinner.

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS & Hebrew College friends and their families are invited. This replaces the regular dinner in the ANTS Dining Hall.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: SA@ants.edu


-----------------------------------------
Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
-----------------------------------------
THursday, March 29, 2007
5-7 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Reception, Reading and Concert to Celebrate the Exhibition

"WomenWatch: A Passage to Hope"
1 March – 1 April, 2007
An exhibition of art celebrating women's courage
at
The Meeting House Gallery
Andover Newton Theological School

New art by Marika Barnett, Steven Bogart, Ricardo Jardin, Eve Chayes Lyman, Isaac Majak, Pamela Marshall, Rania Matar, Segun Olorunfemi, Linda Fisher Privitera, Young Shin, Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer and Zoe Perry Wood. The exhibition will include photographs from Afghanistan, India, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Sudan.

Public reception on Thursday, 29 March 2007, 5 – 7 p.m., together with poets Elizabeth Kirshner and Marjorie Agosin reading their works at 7 p.m., and a musical performance of new music by Pamela Marshall, by the quartet of Jodi Hitzhusen (soprano), Lisa Conley (flute), Jing Li (cello), and Pamela Marshall (piano, and reader).

This event is cosponsored by the Program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Andover Newton Theological School, and "Art Without Borders", a collaborative non-profit of artists committed to defending and promoting artists' rights in the world (www.artwb.org).

All events are free and the public is warmly invited.


-----------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
-----------------------------------------
April 9, 2007 - Commencement

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!

---------------------------------
2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
---------------------------------

Are you graduating from ANTS this May? Then enter the 2007 ANTS Koinonia Preaching Festival, and share your gifts for preaching!

Entering rounds will be held between now and April 9, 2007, and finalists will preach in Community Chapel on Wednesday, April 11. If you are interested in entering, please contact Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

Come celebrate preaching at ANTS!

-----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
-----------------------------------------
April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $20

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

On campus, tickets are available from the receptionist at Dabney Hall.

All proceeds will be donated to the Office of the Dean of Students for the purpose of improving the quality of student life.

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf

----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
----------------------------------------
You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.


----------------------------------
Housing for Commencement Weekend
----------------------------------

Any students interested in renting dorm rooms for friends and family during Commencement (the weekend of May 18 - 20) should get requests into the Housing Office no later than Friday March 30 at 4:00. Any rooms not reserved by students at the end of the day on Friday will be released to alumni/ae for rental.

Rooms in Appleton-Chase and Farwell Hall are available at a nightly rate of $25. These rooms have shared bathrooms and accommodate one person each. Guests must provide their own bedding and towels. Separate linen rental is available from the Housing Office for $25 per person.

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

----------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
----------------------------------------
Tuesday, March 27th
Meeting House
9-9:30PM

Friends,
Please join Professor Burrows in evening worship. We will close the day together with Compline, pray the psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey.
All are welcome.

----------------------------------
Attention all Graduating Students!
----------------------------------

This year Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held on the Andover Newton campus. Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 18, in the new Wilson Chapel, with a reception following under a tent on the quad. Commencement will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 on the quad, with a reception following under the tent. Graduating students will need to gather at 1:00 pm in the Wilson Chapel to prepare to process. The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor will be speaking. If it rains on Commencement Day we will hold the service at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

If you have questions or need more information please contact me!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


------------------------------------------
Student Association Town Hall Meeting
------------------------------------------
With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

Please contact Julia Steer to sign up Jsteer45@comcast.net

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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 26, 2007 - Events This Week

----------------------------------
EVENTS THIS WEEK
----------------------------------
Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
Community Art Exhibit - Submissions Welcome


Monday:
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays
- Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Mandala Meditation Group
- Community Day - Tuesday, March 27
- Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, march 27
- Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th

Wednesday:
- Yoga Wednesday Mornings
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting - Wednesday, March 28

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007

Friday
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30


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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

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

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Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
----------------------------------------------------
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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Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
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At the Faculty Meeting on March 5, the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School voted to accept the following students into the Jonathan Edwards Society:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Laurence Elizabeth Heckscher
Joanne Hemenway
Dirkje Legerstee
Abiot Moyo
Fairbairn Powers

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Lisa Durkee Abbott
Jason Alspaugh
Toni DiPina
Brian Eastman
Liddy Gerchman
Joanne Giannino
Laura Gronberg
Stephanie Haskins
Cheryl Kerr
Cynthia Knowles
Desiree Lawson
Dana Mann

MASTER OF ARTS
Edith Howe

The new class of Society Members will be formally inducted into the Society at their annual dinner Monday, March 26, 2007.
Just before the dinner, the annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Gilbert Bond in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. This year's lecture is entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation." It is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to this year's new Jonathan Edwards Society members!

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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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Mandala Meditation Group
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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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Community Day - Tuesday, March 27
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It's time to sign up for participation in this Spring's 2007 Andover Newton and Hebrew College Community Day of Service and Reflection on Racism and Inter-faith Relationships.

On March 27, 2007 ANTS will partner with Hebrew College for a joint Spring Community Day. In partnership, Andover Newton and Hebrew college will venture forth into a day of active community service, reflection on the effects of racism as a community, and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
All Community service events will take place rain or shine. Sites will be announced and assigned as they become available. All classes are canceled on Community Day and full participation in the events are expected.
Lunch will be provided so bring your smiles, your sweat, and put your faith into action with one another in community

But please e-mail your intent to participate as soon as possible - beginning today - so that preparation for the amount of lunches needed can be made.

Please e-mail Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu to register for assignment at a community site (to be announced).

For further questions contact Greg Mobley at gmobley@ants.edu


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Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, march 27
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Tuesday, March 27th
5:00 PM
Noyes

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) and the Student Association are hosting a Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS/Hebrew College Community Day community service. Kosher meals are being provided.

ANTS' own Lisa Durkee Abbott is inviting anyone who wants to bring an instrument to join her in a jam session during dinner.

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS & Hebrew College friends and their families are invited. This replaces the regular dinner in the ANTS Dining Hall.

See you there!

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Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
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Tuesday, March 27th
Meeting House
9-9:30PM

Friends,
Please join Professor Burrows in evening worship. We will close the day together with Compline, pray the psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey.
All are welcome.

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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 Chapel
Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the Chapel. 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 Chapel - Wednesdays
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1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

March 28: "Last Words" Service

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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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Student Association Town Hall Meeting - Wednesday, March 28
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu


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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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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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Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
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THursday, March 29, 2007
5-7 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Reception, Reading and Concert to Celebrate the Exhibition

"WomenWatch: A Passage to Hope"
1 March - 1 April, 2007
An exhibition of art celebrating women's courage
at
The Meeting House Gallery
Andover Newton Theological School

New art by Marika Barnett, Steven Bogart, Ricardo Jardin, Eve Chayes Lyman, Isaac Majak, Pamela Marshall, Rania Matar, Segun Olorunfemi, Linda Fisher Privitera, Young Shin, Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer and Zoe Perry Wood. The exhibition will include photographs from Afghanistan, India, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Sudan.

Public reception on Thursday, 29 March 2007, 5 - 7 p.m., together with poets Elizabeth Kirshner and Marjorie Agosin reading their works at 7 p.m., and a musical performance of new music by Pamela Marshall, by the quartet of Jodi Hitzhusen (soprano), Lisa Conley (flute), Jing Li (cello), and Pamela Marshall (piano, and reader).

This event is cosponsored by the Program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Andover Newton Theological School, and "Art Without Borders", a collaborative non-profit of artists committed to defending and promoting artists' rights in the world (www.artwb.org).

All events are free and the public is warmly invited.

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The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
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April 9, 2007 - Commencement

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!

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

Friday, March 23, 2007

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

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Young Adult Service Opportunity (YASO) on Saturday, April 14th
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Gather with Young Adults who are affiliated with the United Church of
Christ (UCC) for an afternoon and evening of activism and service. Come
for the whole time or just to a part.

2:00 - 4:00 PM Step It Up 2007: National Day of Climate Action Meet up
at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common to join the "One Earth, One
Climate" rally. We will bring our voices to the cry for an 80% carbon
reduction by 2050. We will also join in a human chain to mark what will
be the new Boston waterline if drastic measures are not taken to help
our climate. [Take the MBTA Red or Green Line to Park Street or park at
the Boston Common public parking lot]. More info can be found here:
www.stepitup2007.org <http://www.stepitup2007.org>;

4:00 - 5:30 PM Dinner at a nearby location - please bring money to cover
your own expenses.

5:30 - 6:00 PM Drive or take the MBTA Red Line to Quincy Center and the
Prison Book Program.

6:00 - 8:00 PM Volunteer at the Prison Book Program* located in the
basement of the United First Parish Church 1306 Hancock Street Quincy,
MA. We will be sorting, organizing, and/or packing books up to mail out
to prisoners. For more info on this great organization visit:
www.prisonbookprogram.org <http://www.prisonbookprogram.org>;

Please RSVP, to Kris LoFrumento, lofrumentok@macucc.org
<mailto:lofrumentok@macucc.org> or 508-875-5233 x274, so we know that
you're planning on coming by Wednesday, April 11, 2007.

*Childcare can be available from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, please let Kris know if
you'll need it as soon as possible, but no later than 4/11/07, as well
as the ages of your child/ren. Children are welcome to join us from
2-6PM under parental or guardian care and supervision.

This event is sponsored by the Young Adult Ministry of the Massachusetts
Conference, United Church of Christ.

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Msgr. John Radano, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, to speak May 1, 2007
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You are invited to the plenary meeting of the Commission on Christian Unity of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, Tuesday May 1, 2007 from 10:00 A.M. to 12 noon, with lunch to follow. Rev. Msgr. John A. Radano, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, will deliver the lecture "'A real, though incomplete communion through our baptism...' How real is it? Ecumenical developments 25 years after Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry." The plenary lecture is hosted by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, 162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline MA. To make a lunch reservation, please RSVP by Thursday April 26, 2007 to the Massachusetts Council of Churches at 617-523-2771 or council@masscouncilofchurches.org. Information on the lecture and directions to the Metropolis of Boston may be found at the website www.masscouncilofchurches.org.

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Learn the Management of Aggressive Behavior
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Disruptive congregants and aggressive interest groups are out there.

Learn techniques for preventing and diffusing aggressive behavior as well as strategies to avoid physical harm.

On Wednesday April 18 from 5:30-8:30, American Women in Radio & Television presents an evening with Bonnie S. Michelman, Director of Police at Massachusetts General Hospital. Bonnie will discuss understanding certain behavior and intervention methods, ways to plan and act, methods of communication, signals to understand, recognizing anxiety, managing verbal aggression and mistakes to avoid when being confronted.

A light dinner and networking will take place from 5:30-6:30pm and the program follows at 6:30pm. This program will take place in Boston and complimentary parking will be available. The rate is $25 for students w/ID and $45 for others. Advance reservations and payment are required.

Register by contacting Melissa Gaudette at Mgaudette@Magic1067.com and find more information at www.awrtboston.org.


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The coming Climate Crisis: how we can respond
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After the climate walk next week, join us for a presentation about global warming and what we as individuals and as a country can do about it. The Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell is a Unitarian Universalist minister and longtime student of the environment. He spent the last year studying climate change at Tufts University and recently completed an intensive training with Al Gore and his Climate Project group in Nashville, Tennessee. The lecture includes a PowerPoint presentation on the latest scientific research on climate change using some of the graphics featured in the documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth. Because this is a live presentation, time will be given to questions and discussion.
Sunday, March 25
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston
http://www.firstparishweston.org

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Volunteers Needed for SOAR
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As you may know, SOAR, Service Opportunities After 55 is an RSVP program of the federal volunteer agency, The Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees VISTA, Americorps, and Learn & Serve America. Members of the SOAR program join nearly 1/2 million citizens, age 55 and over who give their time and talents to their local community.

SOAR, Service Opportunities after Fifty-Five is seeking volunteers to work with children an hour or two a week by helping elementary children with reading or math skills, mentoring a young child who has a parent in prison or teaching them how to protect themselves from assault.

SOAR is also seeking volunteers to work with adults by helping new immigrants improve their lives by tutoring English as a second language, mentoring an inmate who is enrolled in BU's College Behind Bars program, helping a student prepare for their GED (high school equivalency exam), providing companionship to an older isolated person or mentoring a woman as she finds a stable path to self-sufficiency.
No experience is necessary for any of these opportunities. Orientation, training and support are provided. Hours are flexible. Please call Jan Latorre-Stiller at 617-969-5906 ext 120 or email at jlatorre-stiller@ncscweb.org

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St. Andrew's Church to Host U2 Eucharist - Sunday, April 29
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In response to the movement to Make Poverty History, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Framingham, MA (508-875-5095, www.standrewsframma.org) will celebrate a special U2 Eucharist at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at 3 Maple Street in Framingham. This special Eucharist will feature music from the catalog of the world-famous Irish rock band U2, including such favorites as "Where the Streets Have No Name", "Yahweh", "Love and Peace (or Else)", "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "Staring at the Sun", and "One." The Rev. Dr. Paige Blair, New England Coordinator for Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, will be the featured preacher. Dr. Blair's sermon title will be "What Can One Person Do?"

A light supper will follow the service. Reservations are required. Call St. Andrew's Church (508-875-5095) between April 1st and 22nd to make a reservation.

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Sexuality and the Church
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Three sessions in Lent focusing on the theology and psychology of sexuality, gender-consciousness, marriage, and their effect on how we do church. Sponsored by the Western Area Leadership Academy. Sat Mar 17, 9-3 Rev. Leanne Tigert (writer, activist, member of Andover Newton faculty) A Theology of Sexuality: Pastoral Care in Relation to Marriage, Divorce, Premarital Sex, Infidelity, Infertility and Abortion; Sat Mar 24, 9-1 Rev. Ann B.Day (Pastor, Past Coordinator of UCC's ONA Program) Sexual Orientation and the Open and Affirming Church; Sat Mar 31, 9-1 Rev Nancy Taylor (Pastor of Old South Church Boston, Past Minister and President of MACUCC) Marriage, Sexuality, and the Church.
All sessions will be held at Easthampton Congregational Church, UCC, 112 Main St, EAsthampton, MA
To register: Send check for $120* (made out to Western Area Office, UCC) along with your name, address, phone and email to Western Area Office, UCC, P.O. Box 443, Ludlow, MA 01095 *Scholarships are available. Contact Rev. Peter Wells at 413-589-7034 for more information.


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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Launches the Interfaith Youth Initiative (I-FYI)
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July 7-15, 2007 and beyond!

Save the date! Nominate youth and young adults today!

I-FYI is a uniquely powerful and transformative experience designed for teens (ages 15-18), as well as college and graduate students serving as mentors and staff.

The theme is "Living the Beloved Community." Together we will update and enact Dr. King's radical spiritual vision of justice and peace, through the eyes of the millennial/Hip-Hop generation.

I-FYI will focus on 5 Core Values: Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and Serving Others.

This program offers a powerful, fun, and dynamic mix of community building, workshops, service experiences, and learning trips which will engage urban and suburban realities. Participants will learn about their own leadership and peacemaking styles and develop new skills for transformation in their schools, communities, and congregations. Youth will create film, art, poetry/spoken word, dance and theological reflections on our vision of justice and peace.

Participants will come from diverse religious backgrounds and grow more deeply in their own faith traditions through dialogue and action with others. Leadership will come from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. All are welcome.

Come join us for this nine day residential immersion experience (July 7-15), with ongoing opportunities in the academic year for mentoring, retreats, and support in pursuing your academic and professional dreams.

For more information: contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt Carriker at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,

www.coopmet.org

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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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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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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, March 23, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Jonathan Edwards Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Irvin Bond - March 26, 2007
- Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner
- Small Standalone DVD Player
- Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30

REVIEW

- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Housing for Commencement Weekend
- Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
- Attention all Graduating Students!
- Time to Sign up for Community Day
- New Courses in Summer Session
- Light Shining in the Darkness: Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting


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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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Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner
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Tuesday, March 27th
5:00 PM
Noyes

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) and the Student Association are hosting a Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS/Hebrew College Community Day community service. Kosher meals are being provided.

ANTS' own Lisa Durkee Abbott is inviting anyone who wants to bring an instrument to join her in a jam session during dinner.

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS & Hebrew College friends and their families are invited. This replaces the regular dinner in the ANTS Dining Hall.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: SA@ants.edu

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Small Standalone DVD Player
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Will whoever last used the small silver DVD player please return it to either Jennifer Shaw or David Ames.

Thank you.

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Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
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THursday, March 29, 2007
5-7 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Reception, Reading and Concert to Celebrate the Exhibition

"WomenWatch: A Passage to Hope"
1 March – 1 April, 2007
An exhibition of art celebrating women's courage
at
The Meeting House Gallery
Andover Newton Theological School

New art by Marika Barnett, Steven Bogart, Ricardo Jardin, Eve Chayes Lyman, Isaac Majak, Pamela Marshall, Rania Matar, Segun Olorunfemi, Linda Fisher Privitera, Young Shin, Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer and Zoe Perry Wood. The exhibition will include photographs from Afghanistan, India, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Sudan.

Public reception on Thursday, 29 March 2007, 5 – 7 p.m., together with poets Elizabeth Kirshner and Marjorie Agosin reading their works at 7 p.m., and a musical performance of new music by Pamela Marshall, by the quartet of Jodi Hitzhusen (soprano), Lisa Conley (flute), Jing Li (cello), and Pamela Marshall (piano, and reader).

This event is cosponsored by the Program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Andover Newton Theological School, and "Art Without Borders", a collaborative non-profit of artists committed to defending and promoting artists' rights in the world (www.artwb.org).

All events are free and the public is warmly invited.


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The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
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April 9, 2007 - Commencement

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!

---------------------------------
2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
---------------------------------

Are you graduating from ANTS this May? Then enter the 2007 ANTS Koinonia Preaching Festival, and share your gifts for preaching!

Entering rounds will be held between now and April 9, 2007, and finalists will preach in Community Chapel on Wednesday, April 11. If you are interested in entering, please contact Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

Come celebrate preaching at ANTS!

-----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
-----------------------------------------
April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $20

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

On campus, tickets are available from the receptionist at Dabney Hall.

All proceeds will be donated to the Office of the Dean of Students for the purpose of improving the quality of student life.

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf

----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
----------------------------------------
You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.


----------------------------------
Housing for Commencement Weekend
----------------------------------

Any students interested in renting dorm rooms for friends and family during Commencement (the weekend of May 18 - 20) should get requests into the Housing Office no later than Friday March 30 at 4:00. Any rooms not reserved by students at the end of the day on Friday will be released to alumni/ae for rental.

Rooms in Appleton-Chase and Farwell Hall are available at a nightly rate of $25. These rooms have shared bathrooms and accommodate one person each. Guests must provide their own bedding and towels. Separate linen rental is available from the Housing Office for $25 per person.

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

----------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
----------------------------------------
Tuesday, March 27th
Meeting House
9-9:30PM

Friends,
Please join Professor Burrows in evening worship. We will close the day together with Compline, pray the psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey.
All are welcome.

----------------------------------
Attention all Graduating Students!
----------------------------------

This year Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held on the Andover Newton campus. Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 18, in the new Wilson Chapel, with a reception following under a tent on the quad. Commencement will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 on the quad, with a reception following under the tent. Graduating students will need to gather at 1:00 pm in the Wilson Chapel to prepare to process. The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor will be speaking. If it rains on Commencement Day we will hold the service at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

If you have questions or need more information please contact me!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------------------
Time to Sign up for Community Day
------------------------------------
Its time to sign up for participation in this Spring's 2007 Andover Newton and Hebrew College Community Day of Service and Reflection on Racism and Inter-faith Relationships.

On March 27, 2007 ANTS will partner with Hebrew College for a joint Spring Community Day. In partnership, Andover Newton and Hebrew college will venture forth into a day of active community service, reflection on the effects of racism as a community, and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
All Community service events will take place rain or shine. Sites will be announced and assigned as they become available. All classes are canceled on Community Day and full participation in the events are expected.
Lunch will be provided so bring your smiles, your sweat, and put your faith into action with one another in community

But please e-mail your intent to participate as soon as possible so that preparation for the amount of lunches needed can be made.

Please e-mail Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu to register for assignment at a community site (to be announced).

For further questions contact Greg Mobley at gmobley@ants.edu

--------------------------------------------------
New Courses in Summer Session
--------------------------------------------------
The following new courses will be available during summer session:

NEWT746J
Theological Themes and Human Dilemmas in Film
Herzog
The course will view about 10 movies, attending to how they communicate their message as well as what they communicate. The seminar will enable the viewer to become more adept at "reading" cinema and appreciating its special strengths.
June 11-15, June 18-22
1-4 p.m.

WCHR 717J
[WCHR/GCIM]North American Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey
Jeyaraj
Andover Newton Theological School has 200 years of mission history. Graduates of our school were involved not only in "Home Mission," but also in "Foreign Mission." Some of them played a pioneer role in promoting Protestant Christianity in several countries including Myanmar, Turkey, Hawaii, and the like where their legacy continues to live on in many different forms. Soon numerous North American mission agencies were formed; their representatives served in almost every known country of the world. The history and the outcome of these missionaries are both praised and severely critiqued. This course, therefore, surveys various theological and ideological motifs for North American missionaries, the methods of their missionary work, the outcomes of their labor, and the future prospects of cross-cultural missionary engagements.
May 29-June 1, June 4-8
9:00 a.m. - Noon

HIST 776J
Christian Understandings of the Holocaust
Barnett/Erickson
This seminar will explore Christian understandings of the Holocaust and the relevance of the Holocaust for Jewish-Christian relations.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15 ; 9-noon; 1-4 pm (all day)

Check out all course listings online at:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase – 15 percent – recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.

The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

-----------------------------------------------
Summer Session Registration - Updated
-----------------------------------------------

Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm


------------------------------------------
Student Association Town Hall Meeting
------------------------------------------
With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

Please contact Julia Steer to sign up Jsteer45@comcast.net

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

Thursday, March 22, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday March 22, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Housing for Commencement Weekend

REVIEW

- Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
- Library notice
- Attention all Graduating Students!
- Multicultural Festival: Friday Night!
- Time to Sign up for Community Day
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
- A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life
- Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
- New Courses in Summer Session
- Light Shining in the Darkness: Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting


---------------------------------
2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
---------------------------------

Are you graduating from ANTS this May? Then enter the 2007 ANTS Koinonia Preaching Festival, and share your gifts for preaching!

Entering rounds will be held between now and April 9, 2007, and finalists will preach in Community Chapel on Wednesday, April 11. If you are interested in entering, please contact Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

Come celebrate preaching at ANTS!

-----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
-----------------------------------------
April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $20

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

All proceeds will be donated to the Office of the Dean of Students for the purpose of improving the quality of student life.

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf


----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
----------------------------------------
You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.


----------------------------------
Housing for Commencement Weekend
----------------------------------

Any students interested in renting dorm rooms for friends and family during Commencement (the weekend of May 18 - 20) should get requests into the Housing Office no later than Friday March 30 at 4:00. Any rooms not reserved by students at the end of the day on Friday will be released to alumni/ae for rental.

Rooms in Appleton-Chase and Farwell Hall are available at a nightly rate of $25. These rooms have shared bathrooms and accommodate one person each. Guests must provide their own bedding and towels. Separate linen rental is available from the Housing Office for $25 per person.

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

----------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
----------------------------------------
Tuesday, March 27th
Meeting House
9-9:30PM

Friends,
Please join Professor Burrows in evening worship. We will close the day together with Compline, pray the psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey.
All are welcome.


-------------------
Library notice
-------------------
Notice from the Trask Library:

The 2007 edition of the Church & Clergy Tax Guide is here, and available for in-library use. You'll find it on the New Book Shelves.


----------------------------------
Attention all Graduating Students!
----------------------------------

This year Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held on the Andover Newton campus. Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 18, in the new Wilson Chapel, with a reception following under a tent on the quad. Commencement will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 on the quad, with a reception following under the tent. Graduating students will need to gather at 1:00 pm in the Wilson Chapel to prepare to process. The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor will be speaking. If it rains on Commencement Day we will hold the service at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

If you have questions or need more information please contact me!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------------------------
Multicultural Festival: Friday Night!
------------------------------------------
Remember that the ANTS "Multicultural Festival" will be held this Friday night at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. So far we have a wide variety of people sharing from their backgrounds. If you come you will hear Ira Blue Coat do Lakota drumming and singing, hear Wing Yee Lee sing, hear Prof. Daniel Jeyaraj read a few proverbs in his mother tongue Tamil, and translate them into English, hear Patricia Boyle-Wight play Celtic music, see traditional dress and hear song from Mangyang Imsong and family from Nagaland, and much, much more. Do come and participate or just appreciate the diversity that is ANTS. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

Remember: Peck Room, Friday night, 6:30 pm

See you there!

Co-coordinators
Mangyangtemjen Imsong &
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students

------------------------------------
Time to Sign up for Community Day
------------------------------------
Its time to sign up for participation in this Spring's 2007 Andover Newton and Hebrew College Community Day of Service and Reflection on Racism and Inter-faith Relationships.

On March 27, 2007 ANTS will partner with Hebrew College for a joint Spring Community Day. In partnership, Andover Newton and Hebrew college will venture forth into a day of active community service, reflection on the effects of racism as a community, and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
All Community service events will take place rain or shine. Sites will be announced and assigned as they become available. All classes are canceled on Community Day and full participation in the events are expected.
Lunch will be provided so bring your smiles, your sweat, and put your faith into action with one another in community

But please e-mail your intent to participate as soon as possible so that preparation for the amount of lunches needed can be made.

Please e-mail Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu to register for assignment at a community site (to be announced).

For further questions contact Greg Mobley at gmobley@ants.edu

--------------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
--------------------------------
At the Faculty Meeting on March 5, the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School voted to accept the following students into the Jonathan Edwards Society:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Laurence Elizabeth Heckscher
Joanne Hemenway
Dirkje Legerstee
Abiot Moyo
Fairbairn Powers

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Lisa Durkee Abbott
Jason Alspaugh
Toni DiPina
Brian Eastman
Liddy Gerchman Barlow
Joanne Giannino
Laura Gronberg
Stephanie Haskins
Cheryl Kerr
Cynthia Knowles
Desiree Lawson
Dana Mann

MASTER OF ARTS
Edith Howe

The new class of Society Members will be formally inducted into the Society at their annual dinner Monday, March 26, 2007.
Just before the dinner, the annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Gilbert Bond in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. This year's lecture is entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation." It is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to this year's new Jonathan Edwards Society members!

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A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life - March 22, 2007
------------------------------------------------------------------
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

--------------------------------------------------
Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
--------------------------------------------------
March 23, 2007
at Babson College

This event will inspire you, challenge you, and help you to build your business based on your values. Please join us if you want to:

-Make a positive impact on the local and global community, and actively contribute to the greater good.

-Create corporate cultures that engage all stakeholders in open-hearted dialogue embracing the diversity of ideas, beliefs, faiths, and backgrounds.

-Foster integrity and honesty by modeling congruent and principled leadership.

-Rejoice in the beauty of the moment, revel in life, celebrate growth and learning, reflect on discoveries, rise to challenges, and appreciate fun and humor.

The symposium seeks to join with others in living these ideals, and welcomes support and partnership with individuals and organizations who share these values.

The Tenth International Symposium will again feature several successful business leaders who will share the knowledge they've gained and the lessons they've learned as they've taken their deepest values to work and succeeded in changing our world through their business.

Keynote speakers: Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Tom's of Maine

Our featured speakers include:

Aaron Feuerstein, owner and CEO of Maldin Mills
Frances Moore Lapp*, noted author and activist
David Korten, author and engaged citizen
J. Robert Ouimet,chairman and CEO of Holding O.C.B. Inc. and Ouimet-Tomasso Inc.
Linda Ferguson, president and owner of New Paradigms Alliance, Inc.

Registration Fees:

Price: $95 by March 1, $125 after March 1

SBN Members: $75 by March 1, $105 after March 1

Cosponsored by:
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
Hebrew College, Brookline, MA
...and others

More information and registration:
http://www3.babson.edu/Events/spiritualityandbusiness/Event-Overview.cfm

--------------------------------------------------
New Courses in Summer Session
--------------------------------------------------
The following new courses will be available during summer session:

NEWT746J
Theological Themes and Human Dilemmas in Film
Herzog
The course will view about 10 movies, attending to how they communicate their message as well as what they communicate. The seminar will enable the viewer to become more adept at "reading" cinema and appreciating its special strengths.
June 11-15, June 18-22
1-4 p.m.

WCHR 717J
[WCHR/GCIM]North American Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey
Jeyaraj
Andover Newton Theological School has 200 years of mission history. Graduates of our school were involved not only in "Home Mission," but also in "Foreign Mission." Some of them played a pioneer role in promoting Protestant Christianity in several countries including Myanmar, Turkey, Hawaii, and the like where their legacy continues to live on in many different forms. Soon numerous North American mission agencies were formed; their representatives served in almost every known country of the world. The history and the outcome of these missionaries are both praised and severely critiqued. This course, therefore, surveys various theological and ideological motifs for North American missionaries, the methods of their missionary work, the outcomes of their labor, and the future prospects of cross-cultural missionary engagements.
May 29-June 1, June 4-8
9:00 a.m. - Noon

HIST 776J
Christian Understandings of the Holocaust
Barnett/Erickson
This seminar will explore Christian understandings of the Holocaust and the relevance of the Holocaust for Jewish-Christian relations.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15 ; 9-noon; 1-4 pm (all day)

Check out all course listings online at:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase – 15 percent – recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.

The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

----------------------------------------------------------------
Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
----------------------------------------------------------------
April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------------
Summer Session Registration - Updated
-----------------------------------------------

Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm


------------------------------------------
Student Association Town Hall Meeting
------------------------------------------
With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

Please contact Julia Steer to sign up Jsteer45@comcast.net


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

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, March 21, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
- Library notice
- Attention all Graduating Students!
-
REVIEW

- Multicultural Festival: Friday Night!
- Time to Sign up for Community Day
- Peace Fellowship Celebration
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
- Calling All Baptist Students - March 22, 2007
- A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life
- Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
- New Courses in Summer Session
- Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
- Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting


----------------------------------------
Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
----------------------------------------
Tuesday, March 27th
Meeting House
9-9:30PM

Friends,
Please join Professor Burrows in evening worship. We will close the day together with Compline, pray the psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey.
All are welcome.

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Library notice
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Notice from the Trask Library:

The 2007 edition of the Church & Clergy Tax Guide is here, and available for in-library use. You'll find it on the New Book Shelves.


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Attention all Graduating Students!
----------------------------------

This year Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held on the Andover Newton campus. Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 18, in the new Wilson Chapel, with a reception following under a tent on the quad. Commencement will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 on the quad, with a reception following under the tent. Graduating students will need to gather at 1:00 pm in the Wilson Chapel to prepare to process. The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor will be speaking. If it rains on Commencement Day we will hold the service at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

If you have questions or need more information please contact me!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
------------------------------------------
Multicultural Festival: Friday Night!
------------------------------------------
Remember that the ANTS "Multicultural Festival" will be held this Friday night at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. So far we have a wide variety of people sharing from their backgrounds. If you come you will hear Ira Blue Coat do Lakota drumming and singing, hear Wing Yee Lee sing, hear Prof. Daniel Jeyaraj read a few proverbs in his mother tongue Tamil, and translate them into English, hear Patricia Boyle-Wight play Celtic music, see traditional dress and hear song from Mangyang Imsong and family from Nagaland, and much, much more. Do come and participate or just appreciate the diversity that is ANTS. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

Remember: Peck Room, Friday night, 6:30 pm

See you there!

Co-coordinators
Mangyangtemjen Imsong &
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students

------------------------------------
Time to Sign up for Community Day
------------------------------------
Its time to sign up for participation in this Spring's 2007 Andover Newton and Hebrew College Community Day of Service and Reflection on Racism and Inter-faith Relationships.

On March 27, 2007 ANTS will partner with Hebrew College for a joint Spring Community Day. In partnership, Andover Newton and Hebrew college will venture forth into a day of active community service, reflection on the effects of racism as a community, and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
All Community service events will take place rain or shine. Sites will be announced and assigned as they become available. All classes are canceled on Community Day and full participation in the events are expected.
Lunch will be provided so bring your smiles, your sweat, and put your faith into action with one another in community

But please e-mail your intent to participate as soon as possible - beginning today - so that preparation for the amount of lunches needed can be made.

Please e-mail Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu to register for assignment at a community site (to be announced).

For further questions contact Greg Mobley at gmobley@ants.edu

---------------------------------
Peace Fellowship Celebration
---------------------------------
We have reason to celebrate! Let's gather Thursday 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria to debrief Peace Week, take notes for the future and party! I'll bring something sweet in recognition of the sweet taste of peace and fellowship. Please come, even if you have not participated to this point. We welcome you.
Cynthia Knowles
CELL: 617-838-7294
cynthia@iecc.com


--------------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
--------------------------------
At the Faculty Meeting on March 5, the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School voted to accept the following students into the Jonathan Edwards Society:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Laurence Elizabeth Heckscher
Joanne Hemenway
Dirkje Legerstee
Abiot Moyo
Fairbairn Powers

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Lisa Durkee Abbott
Jason Alspaugh
Toni DiPina
Brian Eastman
Liddy Gerchman Barlow
Joanne Giannino
Laura Gronberg
Stephanie Haskins
Cheryl Kerr
Cynthia Knowles
Desiree Lawson
Dana Mann

MASTER OF ARTS
Edith Howe

The new class of Society Members will be formally inducted into the Society at their annual dinner Monday, March 26, 2007.
Just before the dinner, the annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Gilbert Bond in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. This year's lecture is entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation." It is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to this year's new Jonathan Edwards Society members!


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Calling All Baptist Students - March 22, 2007
--------------------------------------
(especially American Baptists)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
--------------------------------------------------
March 23, 2007
at Babson College

This event will inspire you, challenge you, and help you to build your business based on your values. Please join us if you want to:

-Make a positive impact on the local and global community, and actively contribute to the greater good.

-Create corporate cultures that engage all stakeholders in open-hearted dialogue embracing the diversity of ideas, beliefs, faiths, and backgrounds.

-Foster integrity and honesty by modeling congruent and principled leadership.

-Rejoice in the beauty of the moment, revel in life, celebrate growth and learning, reflect on discoveries, rise to challenges, and appreciate fun and humor.

The symposium seeks to join with others in living these ideals, and welcomes support and partnership with individuals and organizations who share these values.

The Tenth International Symposium will again feature several successful business leaders who will share the knowledge they've gained and the lessons they've learned as they've taken their deepest values to work and succeeded in changing our world through their business.

Keynote speakers: Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Tom's of Maine

Our featured speakers include:

Aaron Feuerstein, owner and CEO of Maldin Mills
Frances Moore Lapp*, noted author and activist
David Korten, author and engaged citizen
J. Robert Ouimet,chairman and CEO of Holding O.C.B. Inc. and Ouimet-Tomasso Inc.
Linda Ferguson, president and owner of New Paradigms Alliance, Inc.

Registration Fees:

Price: $95 by March 1, $125 after March 1

SBN Members: $75 by March 1, $105 after March 1

Cosponsored by:
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
Hebrew College, Brookline, MA
...and others

More information and registration:
http://www3.babson.edu/Events/spiritualityandbusiness/Event-Overview.cfm

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New Courses in Summer Session
--------------------------------------------------
The following new courses will be available during summer session:

NEWT746J
Theological Themes and Human Dilemmas in Film
Herzog
The course will view about 10 movies, attending to how they communicate their message as well as what they communicate. The seminar will enable the viewer to become more adept at "reading" cinema and appreciating its special strengths.
June 11-15, June 18-22
1-4 p.m.

WCHR 717J
[WCHR/GCIM]North American Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey
Jeyaraj
Andover Newton Theological School has 200 years of mission history. Graduates of our school were involved not only in "Home Mission," but also in "Foreign Mission." Some of them played a pioneer role in promoting Protestant Christianity in several countries including Myanmar, Turkey, Hawaii, and the like where their legacy continues to live on in many different forms. Soon numerous North American mission agencies were formed; their representatives served in almost every known country of the world. The history and the outcome of these missionaries are both praised and severely critiqued. This course, therefore, surveys various theological and ideological motifs for North American missionaries, the methods of their missionary work, the outcomes of their labor, and the future prospects of cross-cultural missionary engagements.
May 29-June 1, June 4-8
9:00 a.m. - Noon

HIST 776J
Christian Understandings of the Holocaust
Barnett/Erickson
This seminar will explore Christian understandings of the Holocaust and the relevance of the Holocaust for Jewish-Christian relations.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15 ; 9-noon; 1-4 pm (all day)

Check out all course listings online at:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


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Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
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ARRIVAL HOST SITE NIGHT 7, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA: Approximately 4 PM

POTLUCK MEAL PROVIDED (for walkers lodging for the night only): 6 PM.
Generously provided by Newton Highlands Congregational Church.

EVENING WORSHIP/MEDITATION: 7:00 PM

EVENING PROGRAM: 7:30 PM: A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life, Roger Gottlieb (users.wpi.edu/~gottlieb), PhD, Professor of Philosophy and author of many books including A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet*s Future and This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, and Environment.

Location: Andover Newton Theological School (www.ants.edu), Stoddard Hall (next to new chapel under construction far end of campus).

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Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase – 15 percent – recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.

The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Summer Session Registration - Updated
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Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm

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Student Association Town Hall Meeting
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

Please contact Julia Steer to sign up Jsteer45@comcast.net


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

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, March 20, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Multicultural Festival: Friday Night!
- Time to Sign up for Community Day

REVIEW

- Peace Fellowship Celebration
- Wednesday Chapel
- Christianity: One Religion or Many Faiths? - Weds., March 21
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28
- Calling All Baptist Students - March 22, 2007
- A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life
- Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
- New Courses in Summer Session
- Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
- Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007


------------------------------------------
Multicultural Festival: Friday Night!
------------------------------------------
Remember that the ANTS "Multicultural Festival" will be held this Friday night at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. So far we have a wide variety of people sharing from their backgrounds. If you come you will hear Ira Blue Coat do Lakota drumming and singing, hear Wing Yee Lee sing, hear Prof. Daniel Jeyaraj read a few proverbs in his mother tongue Tamil, and translate them into English, hear Patricia Boyle-Wight play Celtic music, see traditional dress and hear song from Mangyang Imsong and family from Nagaland, and much, much more. Do come and participate or just appreciate the diversity that is ANTS. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

Remember: Peck Room, Friday night, 6:30 pm

See you there!

Co-coordinators
Mangyangtemjen Imsong &
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students

------------------------------------
Time to Sign up for Community Day
------------------------------------
Its time to sign up for participation in this Spring's 2007 Andover Newton and Hebrew College Community Day of Service and Reflection on Racism and Inter-faith Relationships.

On March 27, 2007 ANTS will partner with Hebrew College for a joint Spring Community Day. In partnership, Andover Newton and Hebrew college will venture forth into a day of active community service, reflection on the effects of racism as a community, and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
All Community service events will take place rain or shine. Sites will be announced and assigned as they become available. All classes are canceled on Community Day and full participation in the events are expected.
Lunch will be provided so bring your smiles, your sweat, and put your faith into action with one another in community

But please e-mail your intent to participate as soon as possible - beginning today - so that preparation for the amount of lunches needed can be made.

Please e-mail Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu to register for assignment at a community site (to be announced).

For further questions contact Greg Mobley at gmobley@ants.edu

---------------------------------
Peace Fellowship Celebration
---------------------------------
We have reason to celebrate! Let's gather Thursday 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria to debrief Peace Week, take notes for the future and party! I'll bring something sweet in recognition of the sweet taste of peace and fellowship. Please come, even if you have not participated to this point. We welcome you.
Cynthia Knowles
CELL: 617-838-7294
cynthia@iecc.com

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Wednesday Chapel
------------------------

Healing Service on Wednesday March 21, 2007
Healing: God Drawing Us to God's Self
with Fairbairn Powers preaching

Sponsored by FHS

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

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Christianity: One Religion or Many Faiths? - Weds., March 21
------------------------------------------
MIT Interfaith Dialogue Program
Community Lecture Series
Main Dining Room, W11
40 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
(Corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Amherst Street)
Wednesday, March 21st at 6:45 pm

Professor Mark Burrows, Professor of the History of Christianity at Andover Newton Theological School and a member of the joint doctoral faculty of Boston College, will speak at MIT.

Is there something we can confidently speak of as "Christian" amid the crises, diversities, and challenges facing Christian communities in our day? Christians affirm that they are worshipping one God, but (as with many other religions) the variety of conceptions, theological styles, and forms of piety vary dramatically across the spectrum of churches. Dr. Burrows will address such questions in historical and theological context.

Questions: ora@mit.edu
Website: http://web.mit.edu/dsl/addir/


--------------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
--------------------------------
At the Faculty Meeting on March 5, the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School voted to accept the following students into the Jonathan Edwards Society:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Laurence Elizabeth Heckscher
Joanne Hemenway
Dirkje Legerstee
Abiot Moyo
Fairbairn Powers

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Lisa Durkee Abbott
Jason Alspaugh
Toni DiPina
Brian Eastman
Liddy Gerchman Barlow
Joanne Giannino
Laura Gronberg
Stephanie Haskins
Cheryl Kerr
Cynthia Knowles
Desiree Lawson
Dana Mann

MASTER OF ARTS
Edith Howe

The new class of Society Members will be formally inducted into the Society at their annual dinner Monday, March 26, 2007.
Just before the dinner, the annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Gilbert Bond in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. This year's lecture is entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation." It is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to this year's new Jonathan Edwards Society members!

-----------------------------------------
Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28
-----------------------------------------
April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $15

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

All proceeds benefit Andover Newton Theological School

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf


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Calling All Baptist Students - March 22, 2007
--------------------------------------
(especially American Baptists)

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

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

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

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

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

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A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life - March 22, 2007
------------------------------------------------------------------
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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Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
--------------------------------------------------
March 23, 2007
at Babson College

This event will inspire you, challenge you, and help you to build your business based on your values. Please join us if you want to:

-Make a positive impact on the local and global community, and actively contribute to the greater good.

-Create corporate cultures that engage all stakeholders in open-hearted dialogue embracing the diversity of ideas, beliefs, faiths, and backgrounds.

-Foster integrity and honesty by modeling congruent and principled leadership.

-Rejoice in the beauty of the moment, revel in life, celebrate growth and learning, reflect on discoveries, rise to challenges, and appreciate fun and humor.

The symposium seeks to join with others in living these ideals, and welcomes support and partnership with individuals and organizations who share these values.

The Tenth International Symposium will again feature several successful business leaders who will share the knowledge they've gained and the lessons they've learned as they've taken their deepest values to work and succeeded in changing our world through their business.

Keynote speakers: Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Tom's of Maine

Our featured speakers include:

Aaron Feuerstein, owner and CEO of Maldin Mills
Frances Moore Lapp*, noted author and activist
David Korten, author and engaged citizen
J. Robert Ouimet,chairman and CEO of Holding O.C.B. Inc. and Ouimet-Tomasso Inc.
Linda Ferguson, president and owner of New Paradigms Alliance, Inc.

Registration Fees:

Price: $95 by March 1, $125 after March 1

SBN Members: $75 by March 1, $105 after March 1

Cosponsored by:
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
Hebrew College, Brookline, MA
...and others

More information and registration:
http://www3.babson.edu/Events/spiritualityandbusiness/Event-Overview.cfm

--------------------------------------------------
New Courses in Summer Session
--------------------------------------------------
The following new courses will be available during summer session:

NEWT746J
Theological Themes and Human Dilemmas in Film
Herzog
The course will view about 10 movies, attending to how they communicate their message as well as what they communicate. The seminar will enable the viewer to become more adept at "reading" cinema and appreciating its special strengths.
June 11-15, June 18-22
1-4 p.m.

WCHR 717J
[WCHR/GCIM]North American Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey
Jeyaraj
Andover Newton Theological School has 200 years of mission history. Graduates of our school were involved not only in "Home Mission," but also in "Foreign Mission." Some of them played a pioneer role in promoting Protestant Christianity in several countries including Myanmar, Turkey, Hawaii, and the like where their legacy continues to live on in many different forms. Soon numerous North American mission agencies were formed; their representatives served in almost every known country of the world. The history and the outcome of these missionaries are both praised and severely critiqued. This course, therefore, surveys various theological and ideological motifs for North American missionaries, the methods of their missionary work, the outcomes of their labor, and the future prospects of cross-cultural missionary engagements.
May 29-June 1, June 4-8
9:00 a.m. - Noon

HIST 776J
Christian Understandings of the Holocaust
Barnett/Erickson
This seminar will explore Christian understandings of the Holocaust and the relevance of the Holocaust for Jewish-Christian relations.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15 ; 9-noon; 1-4 pm (all day)

Check out all course listings online at:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


-------------------------------------------
Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
-------------------------------------------
ARRIVAL HOST SITE NIGHT 7, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA: Approximately 4 PM

POTLUCK MEAL PROVIDED (for walkers lodging for the night only): 6 PM.
Generously provided by Newton Highlands Congregational Church.

EVENING WORSHIP/MEDITATION: 7:00 PM

EVENING PROGRAM: 7:30 PM: A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life, Roger Gottlieb (users.wpi.edu/~gottlieb), PhD, Professor of Philosophy and author of many books including A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet*s Future and This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, and Environment.

Location: Andover Newton Theological School (www.ants.edu), Stoddard Hall (next to new chapel under construction far end of campus).

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Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase – 15 percent – recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.

The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Summer Session Registration - Updated
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Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm

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Student Association Town Hall Meeting
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

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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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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf


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

Monday, March 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, March 19, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Peace Fellowship Celebration
- Wednesday Chapel
- Christianity: One Religion or Many Faiths? - Weds., March 21
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28

REVIEW

- Calling All Baptist Students - March 22, 2007
- A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life
- Time to Sign up for Community Day
- SUGAR TALKS: An Interactive Exploration of Sugar's Bitter Aftertaste
- Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
- New Courses in Summer Session
- Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
- Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting
- March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007


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Peace Fellowship Celebration
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We have reason to celebrate! Let's gather Thursday 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria to debrief Peace Week, take notes for the future and party! I'll bring something sweet in recognition of the sweet taste of peace and fellowship. Please come, even if you have not participated to this point. We welcome you.
Cynthia Knowles
CELL: 617-838-7294
cynthia@iecc.com

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Wednesday Chapel
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Healing Service on Wednesday March 21, 2007
Healing: God Drawing Us to God's Self
with Fairbairn Powers preaching

Sponsored by FHS

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

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Christianity: One Religion or Many Faiths? - Weds., March 21
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MIT Interfaith Dialogue Program
Community Lecture Series
Main Dining Room, W11
40 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
(Corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Amherst Street)
Wednesday, March 21st at 6:45 pm

Professor Mark Burrows, Professor of the History of Christianity at Andover Newton Theological School and a member of the joint doctoral faculty of Boston College, will speak at MIT.

Is there something we can confidently speak of as "Christian" amid the crises, diversities, and challenges facing Christian communities in our day? Christians affirm that they are worshipping one God, but (as with many other religions) the variety of conceptions, theological styles, and forms of piety vary dramatically across the spectrum of churches. Dr. Burrows will address such questions in historical and theological context.

Questions: ora@mit.edu
Website: http://web.mit.edu/dsl/addir/


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Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2007
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At the Faculty Meeting on March 5, the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School voted to accept the following students into the Jonathan Edwards Society:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Laurence Elizabeth Heckscher
Joanne Hemenway
Dirkje Legerstee
Abiot Moyo
Fairbairn Powers

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Lisa Durkee Abbott
Jason Alspaugh
Toni DiPina
Brian Eastman
Liddy Gerchman
Joanne Giannino
Laura Gronberg
Stephanie Haskins
Cheryl Kerr
Cynthia Knowles
Desiree Lawson
Dana Mann

MASTER OF ARTS
Edith Howe

The new class of Society Members will be formally inducted into the Society at their annual dinner Monday, March 26, 2007.
Just before the dinner, the annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Gilbert Bond in Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. This year's lecture is entitled "Trauma and Reconciliation: The Praxis of Christian Suffering and Transformation." It is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to this year's new Jonathan Edwards Society members!

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Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28
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April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $15

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

All proceeds benefit Andover Newton Theological School

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf


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Calling All Baptist Students - March 22, 2007
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(especially American Baptists)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Time to Sign up for Community Day
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Its time to sign up for participation in this Spring's 2007 Andover Newton and Hebrew College Community Day of Service and Reflection on Racism and Inter-faith Relationships.

On March 27, 2007 ANTS will partner with Hebrew College for a joint Spring Community Day. In partnership, Andover Newton and Hebrew college will venture forth into a day of active community service, reflection on the effects of racism as a community, and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
All Community service events will take place rain or shine. Sites will be announced and assigned as they become available. All classes are canceled on Community Day and full participation in the events are expected.
Lunch will be provided so bring your smiles, your sweat, and put your faith into action with one another in community

But please e-mail your intent to participate as soon as possible - beginning today - so that preparation for the amount of lunches needed can be made.

Please e-mail Nancy Nienhuis to register for assignment at a community site (to be announced).

For further questions contact Greg Mobley at gmobley@ants.edu

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SUGAR TALKS: An Interactive Exploration of Sugar's Bitter Aftertaste
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Monday, March 19th
7pm to 9 pm
Peck Room

Join us while we explore the past and present injustices perpetrated by Big Sugar - an industry more powerful than you might imagine. Come learn about Big Sugar's connection to:
-the slave trade
-modern-day human rights abuses
-environmental destruction
-the obesity epidemic
-government corruption

Learn how we can make a difference.
We hope to see you there!

*Presented by members of the "Justice Matters" class

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Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
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March 23, 2007
at Babson College

This event will inspire you, challenge you, and help you to build your business based on your values. Please join us if you want to:

-Make a positive impact on the local and global community, and actively contribute to the greater good.

-Create corporate cultures that engage all stakeholders in open-hearted dialogue embracing the diversity of ideas, beliefs, faiths, and backgrounds.

-Foster integrity and honesty by modeling congruent and principled leadership.

-Rejoice in the beauty of the moment, revel in life, celebrate growth and learning, reflect on discoveries, rise to challenges, and appreciate fun and humor.

The symposium seeks to join with others in living these ideals, and welcomes support and partnership with individuals and organizations who share these values.

The Tenth International Symposium will again feature several successful business leaders who will share the knowledge they've gained and the lessons they've learned as they've taken their deepest values to work and succeeded in changing our world through their business.

Keynote speakers: Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Tom's of Maine

Our featured speakers include:

Aaron Feuerstein, owner and CEO of Maldin Mills
Frances Moore Lapp*, noted author and activist
David Korten, author and engaged citizen
J. Robert Ouimet,chairman and CEO of Holding O.C.B. Inc. and Ouimet-Tomasso Inc.
Linda Ferguson, president and owner of New Paradigms Alliance, Inc.

Registration Fees:

Price: $95 by March 1, $125 after March 1

SBN Members: $75 by March 1, $105 after March 1

Cosponsored by:
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
Hebrew College, Brookline, MA
...and others

More information and registration:
http://www3.babson.edu/Events/spiritualityandbusiness/Event-Overview.cfm

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New Courses in Summer Session
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The following new courses will be available during summer session:

NEWT746J
Theological Themes and Human Dilemmas in Film
Herzog
The course will view about 10 movies, attending to how they communicate their message as well as what they communicate. The seminar will enable the viewer to become more adept at "reading" cinema and appreciating its special strengths.
June 11-15, June 18-22
1-4 p.m.

WCHR 717J
[WCHR/GCIM]North American Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey
Jeyaraj
Andover Newton Theological School has 200 years of mission history. Graduates of our school were involved not only in "Home Mission," but also in "Foreign Mission." Some of them played a pioneer role in promoting Protestant Christianity in several countries including Myanmar, Turkey, Hawaii, and the like where their legacy continues to live on in many different forms. Soon numerous North American mission agencies were formed; their representatives served in almost every known country of the world. The history and the outcome of these missionaries are both praised and severely critiqued. This course, therefore, surveys various theological and ideological motifs for North American missionaries, the methods of their missionary work, the outcomes of their labor, and the future prospects of cross-cultural missionary engagements.
May 29-June 1, June 4-8
9:00 a.m. - Noon

HIST 776J
Christian Understandings of the Holocaust
Barnett/Erickson
This seminar will explore Christian understandings of the Holocaust and the relevance of the Holocaust for Jewish-Christian relations.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15 ; 9-noon; 1-4 pm (all day)

Check out all course listings online at:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


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Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
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Monday, March 19th at 1pm come find out about the Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue with ANTS Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera, on Sturtevant Hall 3rd Floor - Ecology Minsitry Office.

The Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue starts in Northampton and finishes in Boston starting Friday, March 16 and ending Saturday, March 24, 2007. Andover-Newton will be hosting the walkers on Thursday, March 22nd and we will be offering an evening of worship and lecture with Dr. Roger Gottlieb. Join the walkers for the last leg of the walk or for the Saturday rally in Boston.

If you are interested but can't make it to Monday's info/coordination meeting with Cristina Cabrera, please email her at ccabrera@jackconway.com or call her at 617-872-8275 (cell)

Additional Walk Info:

For the walk schedule, please check out

http://www.climatewalk.org/schedule.htm

For March 22nd program at ANTS, please see below:

ARRIVAL HOST SITE NIGHT 7, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA: Approximately 4 PM

POTLUCK MEAL PROVIDED (for walkers lodging for the night only): 6 PM.
Generously provided by Newton Highlands Congregational Church.

EVENING WORSHIP/MEDITATION: 7:00 PM

EVENING PROGRAM: 7:30 PM: A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life, Roger Gottlieb (users.wpi.edu/~gottlieb), PhD, Professor of Philosophy and author of many books including A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet*s Future and This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, and Environment.

Location: Andover Newton Theological School (www.ants.edu), Stoddard Hall (next to new chapel under construction far end of campus).

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Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
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"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase – 15 percent – recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.

The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Summer Session Registration - Updated
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Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm

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Student Association Town Hall Meeting
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

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March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
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Dear ANTS Community,

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in a "Multicultural Festival" at ANTS. You may recall that last year we did this in January. This year we will be doing it on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. I hope that many of you will once again participate. Mangyang Imsong is helping me organize this, and it will be co-sponsored by the ANTS international students and my office.

Last year was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is ANTS! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

If you would like to present something from your background (poem, music, whatever) please let me know and we'll add you to the program. In any case, I hope all of you will come!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Dr. 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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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf


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

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, March 19, 2007 - Events This Week

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
Community Art Exhibit - Submissions Welcome


Monday:
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays
- SUGAR TALKS: An Interactive Exploration of Sugar's Bitter Aftertaste - Monday, March 19
- Meet the Walkers! And Join Them! - March 19 and March 22

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Mandala Meditation Group
- Abrahamic Interfaith Forum - Tuesday, March 20

Wednesday:
- Yoga Wednesday Mornings
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Calling All Baptist Students - Thursday, March 22, 2007
- A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life - March 22, 2007

Friday:
- Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - Friday, March 23
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline MARCH 23
- March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!

Saturday:
- Dean Herzog's Installation - March 24, 2007
- PREPARE/ENRICH Counseling Programs - March 24
- Light Shining in the Darkness: Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women - March 24

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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
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March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

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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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SUGAR TALKS: An Interactive Exploration of Sugar's Bitter Aftertaste - Monday, March 19
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Monday, March 19th
7pm to 9 pm
Peck Room

Join us while we explore the past and present injustices perpetrated by Big Sugar - an industry more powerful than you might imagine. Come learn about Big Sugar's connection to:
-the slave trade
-modern-day human rights abuses
-environmental destruction
-the obesity epidemic
-government corruption

Learn how we can make a difference.
We hope to see you there!

*Presented by members of the "Justice Matters" class

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Meet the Walkers! And Join Them! - March 19 and March 22
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Monday, March 19th at 1pm come find out about the Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue with ANTS Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera, on Sturtevant Hall 3rd Floor - Ecology Minsitry Office.

The Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue starts in Northampton and finishes in Boston starting Friday, March 16 and ending Saturday, March 24, 2007. Andover-Newton will be hosting the walkers on Thursday, March 22nd and we will be offering an evening of worship and lecture with Dr. Roger Gottlieb. Join the walkers for the last leg of the walk or for the Saturday rally in Boston.

If you are interested but can't make it to Monday's info/coordination meeting with Cristina Cabrera, please email her at ccabrera@jackconway.com or call her at 617-872-8275 (cell)

Additional Walk Info:

For the walk schedule, please check out

http://www.climatewalk.org/schedule.htm


For March 22nd program at ANTS, please see below:

ARRIVAL HOST SITE NIGHT 7, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA: Approximately 4 PM

POTLUCK MEAL PROVIDED (for walkers lodging for the night only): 6 PM.
Generously provided by Newton Highlands Congregational Church.

EVENING WORSHIP/MEDITATION: 7:00 PM

EVENING PROGRAM: 7:30 PM: A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life, Roger Gottlieb (users.wpi.edu/~gottlieb), PhD, Professor of Philosophy and author of many books including A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet*s Future and This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, and Environment.

Location: Andover Newton Theological School (www.ants.edu), Stoddard Hall (next to new chapel under construction far end of campus).


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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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Mandala Meditation Group
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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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Abrahamic Interfaith Forum - Tuesday, March 20
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March 6, 13 and 20
6:30-9pm
Temple Beth El, 2 Concord Ave., Belmont
More info: http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org

An Interfaith Forum on Repentance and Reconcilation sponsored by First Church in Cambridge. Professors Greg Mobley, Or Rose and Farid Esack are featured speakers. Refreshments, conversation, music of DUNYA.

Contact: Edie Howe
Email: edithowe@aol.com

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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 Chapel
Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the Chapel. 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 Chapel - Wednesdays
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1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

March 21: Prof. Brita Gill-Austern (Faith, Health, and Spirituality Service)

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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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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf


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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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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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Calling All Baptist Students - Thursday, March 22, 2007
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(especially American Baptists)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - Friday, March 23
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March 23, 2007
at Babson College

This event will inspire you, challenge you, and help you to build your business based on your values. Please join us if you want to:

-Make a positive impact on the local and global community, and actively contribute to the greater good.

-Create corporate cultures that engage all stakeholders in open-hearted dialogue embracing the diversity of ideas, beliefs, faiths, and backgrounds.

-Foster integrity and honesty by modeling congruent and principled leadership.

-Rejoice in the beauty of the moment, revel in life, celebrate growth and learning, reflect on discoveries, rise to challenges, and appreciate fun and humor.

The symposium seeks to join with others in living these ideals, and welcomes support and partnership with individuals and organizations who share these values.

The Tenth International Symposium will again feature several successful business leaders who will share the knowledge they've gained and the lessons they've learned as they've taken their deepest values to work and succeeded in changing our world through their business.

Keynote speakers: Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Tom's of Maine

Our featured speakers include:

Aaron Feuerstein, owner and CEO of Maldin Mills
Frances Moore Lappé, noted author and activist
David Korten, author and engaged citizen
J. Robert Ouimet,chairman and CEO of Holding O.C.B. Inc. and Ouimet-Tomasso Inc.
Linda Ferguson, president and owner of New Paradigms Alliance, Inc.

Registration Fees:

Price: $95 by March 1, $125 after March 1

SBN Members: $75 by March 1, $105 after March 1

Cosponsored by:
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
Hebrew College, Brookline, MA
...and others

More information and registration:

http://www3.babson.edu/Events/spiritualityandbusiness/Event-Overview.cfm


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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline MARCH 23
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
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Dear ANTS Community,

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in a "Multicultural Festival" at ANTS. You may recall that last year we did this in January. This year we will be doing it on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. I hope that many of you will once again participate. Mangyang Imsong is helping me organize this, and it will be co-sponsored by the ANTS international students and my office.

Last year was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is ANTS! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

If you would like to present something from your background (poem, music, whatever) please let me know and we'll add you to the program. In any case, I hope all of you will come!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


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

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

If you do plan to come, please let us know, so we know how many to expect, by emailing David Ames, Assistant to the Dean, at dames@ants.edu.

See you there!

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PREPARE/ENRICH Counseling Programs - March 24
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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 Systemâ€"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

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Light Shining in the Darkness: Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women - March 24
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"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase - 15 percent - recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.


The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

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

Friday, March 16, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, March 16, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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Interfaith Leadership Meeting on Darfur
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Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 (metered parking available on Harvard Street)

To RSVP: aherbstman@jcrcboston.org <mailto:aherbstman@jcrcboston.org> or call 617-457-8640

Suggested Donation: $10
(Proceeds-MA Coalition to Save Darfur & The Genocide Intervention Network)

Program:

"An Eyewitness Report on the Genocide in Darfur"
*Reverend, Dr. Gloria White Hammond, Chair, Million Voices for Darfur

"Creating a Permanent Anti-Genocide Constituency"
*Mr. Mark Hanis, Executive Director, The Genocide Intervention Network

"Targeted Divestment: Ethical & Practical Considerations
*Mr. Eric Cohen, Co-Chair, MA Coalition to Save Dafur

Prayers & Songs led by Area Clergy

*Teaching materials for the holidays will be distributed

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The coming Climate Crisis: how we can respond
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After the climate walk next week, join us for a presentation about global warming and what we as individuals and as a country can do about it. The Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell is a Unitarian Universalist minister and longtime student of the environment. He spent the last year studying climate change at Tufts University and recently completed an intensive training with Al Gore and his Climate Project group in Nashville, Tennessee. The lecture includes a PowerPoint presentation on the latest scientific research on climate change using some of the graphics featured in the documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth. Because this is a live presentation, time will be given to questions and discussion.
Sunday, March 25
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston
http://www.firstparishweston.org

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Volunteers Needed for SOAR
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As you may know, SOAR, Service Opportunities After 55 is an RSVP program of the federal volunteer agency, The Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees VISTA, Americorps, and Learn & Serve America. Members of the SOAR program join nearly 1/2 million citizens, age 55 and over who give their time and talents to their local community.

SOAR, Service Opportunities after Fifty-Five is seeking volunteers to work with children an hour or two a week by helping elementary children with reading or math skills, mentoring a young child who has a parent in prison or teaching them how to protect themselves from assault.

SOAR is also seeking volunteers to work with adults by helping new immigrants improve their lives by tutoring English as a second language, mentoring an inmate who is enrolled in BU's College Behind Bars program, helping a student prepare for their GED (high school equivalency exam), providing companionship to an older isolated person or mentoring a woman as she finds a stable path to self-sufficiency.
No experience is necessary for any of these opportunities. Orientation, training and support are provided. Hours are flexible. Please call Jan Latorre-Stiller at 617-969-5906 ext 120 or email at jlatorre-stiller@ncscweb.org

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St. Andrew's Church to Host U2 Eucharist - Sunday, April 29
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In response to the movement to Make Poverty History, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Framingham, MA (508-875-5095, www.standrewsframma.org) will celebrate a special U2 Eucharist at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at 3 Maple Street in Framingham. This special Eucharist will feature music from the catalog of the world-famous Irish rock band U2, including such favorites as "Where the Streets Have No Name", "Yahweh", "Love and Peace (or Else)", "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "Staring at the Sun", and "One." The Rev. Dr. Paige Blair, New England Coordinator for Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, will be the featured preacher. Dr. Blair's sermon title will be "What Can One Person Do?"

A light supper will follow the service. Reservations are required. Call St. Andrew's Church (508-875-5095) between April 1st and 22nd to make a reservation.

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Sexuality and the Church
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Three sessions in Lent focusing on the theology and psychology of sexuality, gender-consciousness, marriage, and their effect on how we do church. Sponsored by the Western Area Leadership Academy. Sat Mar 17, 9-3 Rev. Leanne Tigert (writer, activist, member of Andover Newton faculty) A Theology of Sexuality: Pastoral Care in Relation to Marriage, Divorce, Premarital Sex, Infidelity, Infertility and Abortion; Sat Mar 24, 9-1 Rev. Ann B.Day (Pastor, Past Coordinator of UCC's ONA Program) Sexual Orientation and the Open and Affirming Church; Sat Mar 31, 9-1 Rev Nancy Taylor (Pastor of Old South Church Boston, Past Minister and President of MACUCC) Marriage, Sexuality, and the Church.
All sessions will be held at Easthampton Congregational Church, UCC, 112 Main St, EAsthampton, MA
To register: Send check for $120* (made out to Western Area Office, UCC) along with your name, address, phone and email to Western Area Office, UCC, P.O. Box 443, Ludlow, MA 01095 *Scholarships are available. Contact Rev. Peter Wells at 413-589-7034 for more information.

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Journey to a Hate Free Millennium: A Film Presentation
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Congregational Church of Needham, UCC
Sunday, March 18
7-9 pm
Fellowship Hall
Discussion and Refreshments
Wheelchair Accessible

A story of compassion and hope, this gripping documentary tells the
stories of the vicious murder of Matthew Shepard, the horrendous
dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., and the Columbine High School
shootings, told through interviews with the families the victims. The
film also features interviews with a reformed neo-Nazi, as well as
students, teachers, celebrities and others moved by these events. This
film encourages dialogue and action to stop acts of violence and hate.
Come be part of the solution.

Songs by Elton John and Olivia Newton-John

Sponsored by the Open and Affirming (ONA) Committee
Congregational Church of Needham, UCC
as part of Needham's "No Place for Hate" Campaign

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Returning to God: An Interfaith Forum on Repentance and Reconciliation
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sponsored by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC
Tuesday Evening Forums
6:30 p.m. refreshments
7:15 9 p.m. Lecture, Music & Conversation
at
Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA *
child care and parking available

Tuesday, March 13th *€" Featured Speaker: Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Andover Newton Theological School and an ordained American Baptist minister.

Tuesday, March 20th *€" Featured Speaker: Farid Esak, Visiting Professor at Harvard Divinity School for the 2006-07 academic year and a South African Muslim theologian.

All three scholars will be available each night to respond to each other's reflections on the practices and theological understandings of repentance and reconciliation in their respective traditions. Each evening will also feature a brief performance by the widely acclaimed musical group DUNYA, who will present excerpts of "The Psalms of Ali Ufki", an interfaith concert of sacred music which explores the musical and textual traditions of Judaism, Turkish Sufism, Greek Orthodox and Protestant Christianity.

*At the corner of Concord and Blanchard Rd. opposite Fresh Pond Park
MBTA accessible by the #74 & #78 bus. Best bus stop: Sancta Maria Hospital

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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Launches the Interfaith Youth Initiative (I-FYI)
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July 7-15, 2007 and beyond!

Save the date! Nominate youth and young adults today!

I-FYI is a uniquely powerful and transformative experience designed for teens (ages 15-18), as well as college and graduate students serving as mentors and staff.

The theme is "Living the Beloved Community." Together we will update and enact Dr. King's radical spiritual vision of justice and peace, through the eyes of the millennial/Hip-Hop generation.

I-FYI will focus on 5 Core Values: Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and Serving Others.

This program offers a powerful, fun, and dynamic mix of community building, workshops, service experiences, and learning trips which will engage urban and suburban realities. Participants will learn about their own leadership and peacemaking styles and develop new skills for transformation in their schools, communities, and congregations. Youth will create film, art, poetry/spoken word, dance and theological reflections on our vision of justice and peace.

Participants will come from diverse religious backgrounds and grow more deeply in their own faith traditions through dialogue and action with others. Leadership will come from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. All are welcome.

Come join us for this nine day residential immersion experience (July 7-15), with ongoing opportunities in the academic year for mentoring, retreats, and support in pursuing your academic and professional dreams.

For more information: contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt Carriker at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,

www.coopmet.org

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"Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible"
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An interdisciplinary conference on the Jewish and Christian afterlives of scriptural women like the midwives of Exodus, the daughter of Jephthah, the wise woman of Abel and the wife of Job. Speakers will explore the appearance of these figures in exegesis, midrash, literature, and the visual arts.

All conference events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or crissy@bu.edu.

http://www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/little%20women.htm


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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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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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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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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, March 16, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Calling All Baptist Students - March 22, 2007
- A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life

REVIEW

- Student Association Election Results
- Time to Sign up for Community Day
- SUGAR TALKS: An Interactive Exploration of Sugar's Bitter Aftertaste
- Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
- New Courses in Summer Session
- Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
- Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
- Commencement Speaker
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting
- March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007


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Calling All Baptist Students - March 22, 2007
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(especially American Baptists)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Student Association Election Results
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The results for the online election to fulfill the terms of office for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year are in.

Vice President: Jason Boyd - 29 votes
Secretary: Chris Findlay - 28 votes
29 students voted

Congratulations to our new Vice President and Secretary!

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections

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Time to Sign up for Community Day
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Its time to sign up for participation in this Spring's 2007 Andover Newton and Hebrew College Community Day of Service and Reflection on Racism and Inter-faith Relationships.

On March 27, 2007 ANTS will partner with Hebrew College for a joint Spring Community Day. In partnership, Andover Newton and Hebrew college will venture forth into a day of active community service, reflection on the effects of racism as a community, and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
All Community service events will take place rain or shine. Sites will be announced and assigned as they become available. All classes are canceled on Community Day and full participation in the events are expected.
Lunch will be provided so bring your smiles, your sweat, and put your faith into action with one another in community

But please e-mail your intent to participate as soon as possible - beginning today - so that preparation for the amount of lunches needed can be made.

Please e-mail Nancy Nienhuis to register for assignment at a community site (to be announced).

For further questions contact Greg Mobley at gmobley@ants.edu

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SUGAR TALKS: An Interactive Exploration of Sugar's Bitter Aftertaste
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Monday, March 19th
7pm to 9 pm
Peck Room

Join us while we explore the past and present injustices perpetrated by Big Sugar - an industry more powerful than you might imagine. Come learn about Big Sugar's connection to:
-the slave trade
-modern-day human rights abuses
-environmental destruction
-the obesity epidemic
-government corruption

Learn how we can make a difference.
We hope to see you there!

*Presented by members of the "Justice Matters" class

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Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
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March 23, 2007
at Babson College

This event will inspire you, challenge you, and help you to build your business based on your values. Please join us if you want to:

-Make a positive impact on the local and global community, and actively contribute to the greater good.

-Create corporate cultures that engage all stakeholders in open-hearted dialogue embracing the diversity of ideas, beliefs, faiths, and backgrounds.

-Foster integrity and honesty by modeling congruent and principled leadership.

-Rejoice in the beauty of the moment, revel in life, celebrate growth and learning, reflect on discoveries, rise to challenges, and appreciate fun and humor.

The symposium seeks to join with others in living these ideals, and welcomes support and partnership with individuals and organizations who share these values.

The Tenth International Symposium will again feature several successful business leaders who will share the knowledge they've gained and the lessons they've learned as they've taken their deepest values to work and succeeded in changing our world through their business.

Keynote speakers: Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Tom's of Maine

Our featured speakers include:

Aaron Feuerstein, owner and CEO of Maldin Mills
Frances Moore Lapp*, noted author and activist
David Korten, author and engaged citizen
J. Robert Ouimet,chairman and CEO of Holding O.C.B. Inc. and Ouimet-Tomasso Inc.
Linda Ferguson, president and owner of New Paradigms Alliance, Inc.

Registration Fees:

Price: $95 by March 1, $125 after March 1

SBN Members: $75 by March 1, $105 after March 1

Cosponsored by:
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
Hebrew College, Brookline, MA
...and others

More information and registration:
http://www3.babson.edu/Events/spiritualityandbusiness/Event-Overview.cfm

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New Courses in Summer Session
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The following new courses will be available during summer session:

NEWT746J
Theological Themes and Human Dilemmas in Film
Herzog
The course will view about 10 movies, attending to how they communicate their message as well as what they communicate. The seminar will enable the viewer to become more adept at "reading" cinema and appreciating its special strengths.
June 11-15, June 18-22
1-4 p.m.

WCHR 717J
[WCHR/GCIM]North American Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey
Jeyaraj
Andover Newton Theological School has 200 years of mission history. Graduates of our school were involved not only in "Home Mission," but also in "Foreign Mission." Some of them played a pioneer role in promoting Protestant Christianity in several countries including Myanmar, Turkey, Hawaii, and the like where their legacy continues to live on in many different forms. Soon numerous North American mission agencies were formed; their representatives served in almost every known country of the world. The history and the outcome of these missionaries are both praised and severely critiqued. This course, therefore, surveys various theological and ideological motifs for North American missionaries, the methods of their missionary work, the outcomes of their labor, and the future prospects of cross-cultural missionary engagements.
May 29-June 1, June 4-8
9:00 a.m. - Noon

HIST 776J
Christian Understandings of the Holocaust
Barnett/Erickson
This seminar will explore Christian understandings of the Holocaust and the relevance of the Holocaust for Jewish-Christian relations.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15 ; 9-noon; 1-4 pm (all day)

Check out all course listings online at:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


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Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
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Monday, March 19th at 1pm come find out about the Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue with ANTS Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera, on Sturtevant Hall 3rd Floor - Ecology Minsitry Office.

The Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue starts in Northampton and finishes in Boston starting Friday, March 16 and ending Saturday, March 24, 2007. Andover-Newton will be hosting the walkers on Thursday, March 22nd and we will be offering an evening of worship and lecture with Dr. Roger Gottlieb. Join the walkers for the last leg of the walk or for the Saturday rally in Boston.

If you are interested but can't make it to Monday's info/coordination meeting with Cristina Cabrera, please email her at ccabrera@jackconway.com or call her at 617-872-8275 (cell)

Additional Walk Info:

For the walk schedule, please check out

http://www.climatewalk.org/schedule.htm

For March 22nd program at ANTS, please see below:

ARRIVAL HOST SITE NIGHT 7, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA: Approximately 4 PM

POTLUCK MEAL PROVIDED (for walkers lodging for the night only): 6 PM.
Generously provided by Newton Highlands Congregational Church.

EVENING WORSHIP/MEDITATION: 7:00 PM

EVENING PROGRAM: 7:30 PM: A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life, Roger Gottlieb (users.wpi.edu/~gottlieb), PhD, Professor of Philosophy and author of many books including A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet*s Future and This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, and Environment.

Location: Andover Newton Theological School (www.ants.edu), Stoddard Hall (next to new chapel under construction far end of campus).

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Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
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"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase – 15 percent – recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.

The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

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Commencement Speaker
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Good people:

We have confirmed Rev. Dr. Nancy S.Taylor as our commencement speaker for 2007. As you know Nancy was the Conference Minister for the UCC in Massachusetts and is currently the Senior Minister of old South Church. She is also a member of the Andover Newton Board of Trustees. Nancy is an outspoken and prophetic voice in New England and the nation on issues of social justice.

In 2005 the congregation of the Old South Church in Boston, a towering architectural landmark in Copley Square and one of the nation's most historic churches, elected Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor, to be its twentieth senior minister. She is the first woman senior minister in the 335-year history of the church, which was founded in 1669.

Taylor, 48, has served since 2001 as the Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC, based in Framingham. Old South Church, founded in 1669 and located at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets, has about 500 members from Boston and the Greater Boston area. Old South is an Open and Affirming congregation. The United Church of Christ (UCC) is the largest Protestant denomination in Massachusetts with nearly 100,000 members in 425 churches. The roots of the UCC, which was formed in 1957, go back to the Puritans and Pilgrims who founded the state. Nationally, the UCC includes 6,100 congregations and 1.4 million members. Taylor served nationally as moderator of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ from 1999 - 2001.

Taylor has served churches in Oxford County, Maine; in Hartford, Conn.; and in Boise, Idaho. In Idaho, she received the Hewlett-Packard Award for Distinguished Leadership in Human Rights in 1999 for her work in co-founding two organizations, Idaho Voices of Faith for Human Rights and the Idaho Human Rights Education Center.

In Massachusetts, she was instrumental in the creation of a new state law that mandates clergy to report suspected child abuse. She also played a significant role in establishing an ongoing interfaith dialogue between Christian and Jewish leaders following the events of 9/11. Under her leadership, the Massachusetts Conference was host sponsor for the October 2003 visit to Boston harbor of the Freedom Schooner Amistad, which celebrates a turning point in the movement to abolish slavery--the US Supreme Court's 1841 decision awarding freedom to 53 Africans who had been kidnapped to be sold as slaves.

Under her supervision, the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC published a revised manual for church renewal and growth and secured a $1.5 million grant from the Lily Endowment for a five-year program, "Developing and Sustaining Pastoral Excellence." Taylor, who is from Long Island, New York, graduated in 1974 from Emma Willard School and in 1978 from Macalester College. She holds a master of divinity degree from Yale and a doctor of ministry degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary. She was ordained into the United Church of Christ in Northfield, MA, where she was the chaplain intern at the Northfield Mount Hermon School. She was married to the Rev. Peter Southwell-Sander, who passed away in 2006.

The history of Old South Church includes the names of Benjamin Franklin, revolutionary patriot Samuel Adams, judge and diarist Samuel Sewall and America's first black poet Phillis Wheatley. The Old South Meeting House in downtown Boston, its home from 1730 to 1875, was a center of revolutionary activity in the struggle for liberty from the British, including the famous Boston Tea Party. Since the 1970s, the church has been particularly active in Boston housing issues and helped fund the start of the Tent City Corporation which built mixed income housing next to Copley Place.

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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Summer Session Registration - Updated
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Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm

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Student Association Town Hall Meeting
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

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March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
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Dear ANTS Community,

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in a "Multicultural Festival" at ANTS. You may recall that last year we did this in January. This year we will be doing it on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. I hope that many of you will once again participate. Mangyang Imsong is helping me organize this, and it will be co-sponsored by the ANTS international students and my office.

Last year was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is ANTS! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

If you would like to present something from your background (poem, music, whatever) please let me know and we'll add you to the program. In any case, I hope all of you will come!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Put Your Faith Into Action
------------------------------------

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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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf


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

Thursday, March 15, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, March 15, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Student Association Election Results
- Time to Sign up for Community Day
- SUGAR TALKS: An Interactive Exploration of Sugar's Bitter Aftertaste
- Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
- New Courses in Summer Session
- Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!

REVIEW

- Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
- Special Thanks from the Office of Admissions!
- Commencement Speaker
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting
- March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
- Library Book Sale
- Academic Calendar Update: Summer Registration
- New Library Hours and Policy on Children
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007


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Student Association Election Results
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The results for the online election to fulfill the terms of office for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year are in.

Vice President: Jason Boyd - 29 votes
Secretary: Chris Findlay - 28 votes
29 students voted

Congratulations to our new Vice President and Secretary!

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections

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Time to Sign up for Community Day
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Its time to sign up for participation in this Spring's 2007 Andover Newton and Hebrew College Community Day of Service and Reflection on Racism and Inter-faith Relationships.

On March 27, 2007 ANTS will partner with Hebrew College for a joint Spring Community Day. In partnership, Andover Newton and Hebrew college will venture forth into a day of active community service, reflection on the effects of racism as a community, and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
All Community service events will take place rain or shine. Sites will be announced and assigned as they become available. All classes are canceled on Community Day and full participation in the events are expected.
Lunch will be provided so bring your smiles, your sweat, and put your faith into action with one another in community

But please e-mail your intent to participate as soon as possible - beginning today - so that preparation for the amount of lunches needed can be made.

Please e-mail Nancy Nienhuis to register for assignment at a community site (to be announced).

For further questions contact Greg Mobley at gmobley@ants.edu

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SUGAR TALKS: An Interactive Exploration of Sugar's Bitter Aftertaste
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Monday, March 19th
7pm to 9 pm
Peck Room

Join us while we explore the past and present injustices perpetrated by Big Sugar - an industry more powerful than you might imagine. Come learn about Big Sugar's connection to:
-the slave trade
-modern-day human rights abuses
-environmental destruction
-the obesity epidemic
-government corruption

Learn how we can make a difference.
We hope to see you there!

*Presented by members of the "Justice Matters" class

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Tenth International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23
--------------------------------------------------
March 23, 2007
at Babson College

This event will inspire you, challenge you, and help you to build your business based on your values. Please join us if you want to:

-Make a positive impact on the local and global community, and actively contribute to the greater good.

-Create corporate cultures that engage all stakeholders in open-hearted dialogue embracing the diversity of ideas, beliefs, faiths, and backgrounds.

-Foster integrity and honesty by modeling congruent and principled leadership.

-Rejoice in the beauty of the moment, revel in life, celebrate growth and learning, reflect on discoveries, rise to challenges, and appreciate fun and humor.

The symposium seeks to join with others in living these ideals, and welcomes support and partnership with individuals and organizations who share these values.

The Tenth International Symposium will again feature several successful business leaders who will share the knowledge they've gained and the lessons they've learned as they've taken their deepest values to work and succeeded in changing our world through their business.

Keynote speakers: Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Tom's of Maine

Our featured speakers include:

Aaron Feuerstein, owner and CEO of Maldin Mills
Frances Moore Lapp*, noted author and activist
David Korten, author and engaged citizen
J. Robert Ouimet,chairman and CEO of Holding O.C.B. Inc. and Ouimet-Tomasso Inc.
Linda Ferguson, president and owner of New Paradigms Alliance, Inc.

Registration Fees:

Price: $95 by March 1, $125 after March 1

SBN Members: $75 by March 1, $105 after March 1

Cosponsored by:
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
Hebrew College, Brookline, MA
...and others

More information and registration:
http://www3.babson.edu/Events/spiritualityandbusiness/Event-Overview.cfm

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New Courses in Summer Session
--------------------------------------------------
The following new courses will be available during summer session:

NEWT746J
Theological Themes and Human Dilemmas in Film
Herzog
The course will view about 10 movies, attending to how they communicate their message as well as what they communicate. The seminar will enable the viewer to become more adept at "reading" cinema and appreciating its special strengths.
June 11-15, June 18-22
1-4 p.m.

WCHR 717J
[WCHR/GCIM]North American Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey
Jeyaraj
Andover Newton Theological School has 200 years of mission history. Graduates of our school were involved not only in "Home Mission," but also in "Foreign Mission." Some of them played a pioneer role in promoting Protestant Christianity in several countries including Myanmar, Turkey, Hawaii, and the like where their legacy continues to live on in many different forms. Soon numerous North American mission agencies were formed; their representatives served in almost every known country of the world. The history and the outcome of these missionaries are both praised and severely critiqued. This course, therefore, surveys various theological and ideological motifs for North American missionaries, the methods of their missionary work, the outcomes of their labor, and the future prospects of cross-cultural missionary engagements.
May 29-June 1, June 4-8
9:00 a.m. - Noon

HIST 776J
Christian Understandings of the Holocaust
Barnett/Erickson
This seminar will explore Christian understandings of the Holocaust and the relevance of the Holocaust for Jewish-Christian relations.
The course will be taught by Robert Erickson, Chair of the History Department at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of Theologians Under Hitler. Dr. Vicki Barnett is Director of Church Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
June 11-15 ; 9-noon; 1-4 pm (all day)

Check out all course listings online at:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


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Meet the Walkers! And Join Them!
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Monday, March 19th at 1pm come find out about the Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue with ANTS Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera, on Sturtevant Hall 3rd Floor - Ecology Minsitry Office.

The Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue starts in Northampton and finishes in Boston starting Friday, March 16 and ending Saturday, March 24, 2007. Andover-Newton will be hosting the walkers on Thursday, March 22nd and we will be offering an evening of worship and lecture with Dr. Roger Gottlieb. Join the walkers for the last leg of the walk or for the Saturday rally in Boston.

If you are interested but can't make it to Monday's info/coordination meeting with Cristina Cabrera, please email her at ccabrera@jackconway.com or call her at 617-872-8275 (cell)

Additional Walk Info:

For the walk schedule, please check out

http://www.climatewalk.org/schedule.htm

For March 22nd program at ANTS, please see below:

ARRIVAL HOST SITE NIGHT 7, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA: Approximately 4 PM

POTLUCK MEAL PROVIDED (for walkers lodging for the night only): 6 PM.
Generously provided by Newton Highlands Congregational Church.

EVENING WORSHIP/MEDITATION: 7:00 PM

EVENING PROGRAM: 7:30 PM: A Path Beyond Faith and Despair: Religion, Environmental Crisis, and Spiritual Life, Roger Gottlieb (users.wpi.edu/~gottlieb), PhD, Professor of Philosophy and author of many books including A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet*s Future and This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, and Environment.

Location: Andover Newton Theological School (www.ants.edu), Stoddard Hall (next to new chapel under construction far end of campus).

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Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
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"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase – 15 percent – recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.

The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

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Special Thanks from the Office of Admissions!
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There were 43 of them all together, and they came from far and wide: Texas and Maine, Georgia and Maryland, Cambridge and Framingham. One was born in England, another in Korea. Some are just finishing college; others are currently working as teachers, health care administrators, IT consultants, or full-time parents. They came from thirteen different faith traditions: they included Roman Catholics, Baptists, Mennonites, Episcopalians, Muslims, Presbyterians, and members of the UCC and UUA. They came with spouses, partners, families, friends, and pastors; five of them traveled together on Morehouse College's annual "Seminary Swing."

But despite all their differences, they had one thing in common: all had heard a call, and all wondered if it would bring them to Andover Newton. This year's Conference on Ministries aimed to help all these prospective students begin to discern whether seminary – and ANTS in particular – would be in their future.

The Admissions Office sends an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the conference a success. Students, faculty, and staff volunteered their time and offered their expertise in so many ways, from facilitating discussion groups to speaking on panels to washing towels to passing out keys. Your energy and enthusiasm made the weekend great, and we are very thankful for your participation. We hope the presence of these starry-eyed prospective students helped remind you of the reasons you first chose to come to Andover Newton, and we hope that as you met and welcomed them, you made new friends. Thanks again for all your help.

-- Peg Carroll, Darrick Jackson, Carol Hayward, and Liddy Gerchman Barlow


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Commencement Speaker
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Good people:

We have confirmed Rev. Dr. Nancy S.Taylor as our commencement speaker for 2007. As you know Nancy was the Conference Minister for the UCC in Massachusetts and is currently the Senior Minister of old South Church. She is also a member of the Andover Newton Board of Trustees. Nancy is an outspoken and prophetic voice in New England and the nation on issues of social justice.

In 2005 the congregation of the Old South Church in Boston, a towering architectural landmark in Copley Square and one of the nation's most historic churches, elected Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor, to be its twentieth senior minister. She is the first woman senior minister in the 335-year history of the church, which was founded in 1669.

Taylor, 48, has served since 2001 as the Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC, based in Framingham. Old South Church, founded in 1669 and located at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets, has about 500 members from Boston and the Greater Boston area. Old South is an Open and Affirming congregation. The United Church of Christ (UCC) is the largest Protestant denomination in Massachusetts with nearly 100,000 members in 425 churches. The roots of the UCC, which was formed in 1957, go back to the Puritans and Pilgrims who founded the state. Nationally, the UCC includes 6,100 congregations and 1.4 million members. Taylor served nationally as moderator of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ from 1999 - 2001.

Taylor has served churches in Oxford County, Maine; in Hartford, Conn.; and in Boise, Idaho. In Idaho, she received the Hewlett-Packard Award for Distinguished Leadership in Human Rights in 1999 for her work in co-founding two organizations, Idaho Voices of Faith for Human Rights and the Idaho Human Rights Education Center.

In Massachusetts, she was instrumental in the creation of a new state law that mandates clergy to report suspected child abuse. She also played a significant role in establishing an ongoing interfaith dialogue between Christian and Jewish leaders following the events of 9/11. Under her leadership, the Massachusetts Conference was host sponsor for the October 2003 visit to Boston harbor of the Freedom Schooner Amistad, which celebrates a turning point in the movement to abolish slavery--the US Supreme Court's 1841 decision awarding freedom to 53 Africans who had been kidnapped to be sold as slaves.

Under her supervision, the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC published a revised manual for church renewal and growth and secured a $1.5 million grant from the Lily Endowment for a five-year program, "Developing and Sustaining Pastoral Excellence." Taylor, who is from Long Island, New York, graduated in 1974 from Emma Willard School and in 1978 from Macalester College. She holds a master of divinity degree from Yale and a doctor of ministry degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary. She was ordained into the United Church of Christ in Northfield, MA, where she was the chaplain intern at the Northfield Mount Hermon School. She was married to the Rev. Peter Southwell-Sander, who passed away in 2006.

The history of Old South Church includes the names of Benjamin Franklin, revolutionary patriot Samuel Adams, judge and diarist Samuel Sewall and America's first black poet Phillis Wheatley. The Old South Meeting House in downtown Boston, its home from 1730 to 1875, was a center of revolutionary activity in the struggle for liberty from the British, including the famous Boston Tea Party. Since the 1970s, the church has been particularly active in Boston housing issues and helped fund the start of the Tent City Corporation which built mixed income housing next to Copley Place.

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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Summer Session Registration - Updated
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Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm


Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm

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Student Association Town Hall Meeting
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

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March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
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Dear ANTS Community,

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in a "Multicultural Festival" at ANTS. You may recall that last year we did this in January. This year we will be doing it on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. I hope that many of you will once again participate. Mangyang Imsong is helping me organize this, and it will be co-sponsored by the ANTS international students and my office.

Last year was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is ANTS! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

If you would like to present something from your background (poem, music, whatever) please let me know and we'll add you to the program. In any case, I hope all of you will come!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Library Book Sale
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Beginning March 12, the Library will have an ongoing booksale shelf on the main level.
Stop by any time to check out what's available.


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BTI Newsletter Available - March 13, 2006
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The March 13, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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New Library Hours and Policy on Children
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Beginning March 11, the Library will add Sunday night hours to the academic session weekly schedule. Sunday hours will be 6:00-10:00 p.m.

The Library policy on children in the library has been revised. The formal policy is posted below:

The Trask Library welcomes children into the library. However, we want to insure that all children are safe while in the library and that all ANTS community members who are working in the library are able to do the work they need to do in an atmosphere conducive to studying and research. Toward that end we require that parents with children comply with the following guidelines:

* Children must be with parents at all times—high school age children of ANTS students do not need to be accompanied by a parent.
* Infants are welcome but we ask that if your child is crying you take the child across to Sturtevant Lounge until they can settle down and thus reenter the library.
* Children are welcome to do quiet table work with a parent, but children may not play in the library (on the stairs, in the stacks, and so forth).
* Any toys that make noise when used should not be brought into the library.

If a parent is unable to comply with these guidelines the following will happen:

* After consultation with the library staff, Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis will contact you to inform you that you will need to forfeit your child's library privilege for the remainder of an academic year (you will receive a "second chance" the following academic year). This means that you will no longer be allowed to have your child accompany you into the library.
* A parent whose children have their privileges forfeited two years in a row will be unable to renew those privileges.

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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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PEACE WEEK 2007
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Peace Week Activities

Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House


Friday, March 16th

6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant


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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf


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

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, March 14, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
- Special Thanks from the Office of Admissions!
- Commencement Speaker

REVIEW

- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
- Conversation Around Military Recruiting on Campus
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting
- March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
- Library Book Sale
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Academic Calendar Update: Summer Registration
- New Library Hours and Policy on Children
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15

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Light Shining in the Darkness Empowering Congregations to Effectively Address Violence Against Women
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"The number of reported incidents of domestic violence and the brutality of individual attacks has been growing steadily for a decade. Occurrences jumped nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2006, with the largest increase – 15 percent – recorded between 2005 and last year, according to data from the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and sexual assault." (Burlington Free Press, Feb. 4, 2007)

This and other recent articles in the Burlington Free Press have raised awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in Vermont. Marie Bean, Christina Findlay and Nicole Polycrones, Master of Divinity students at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA, have created a retreat for pastors and lay-persons from Vermont and New Hampshire to explore how their congregations and communities can become involved on the grassroots level and make a difference for those in their own communities.

Bean, Findlay and Polycrones are members of Dr. Nancy Nienhuis' Justice Matters course at Andover Newton Theological School and decided to create a retreat focused on violence against women as a project for that class. Bean and Findlay, residents of Vermont, were very moved by the brutal death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn last fall. The brutality of this crime following several other deadly acts of violence against women came as a shock to both of them. After further research into the incidence of domestic violence in Vermont, they, with Polycrones, decided to offer this opportunity.

Plans are to present a program that would give clergy and lay-persons the tools they would need to go back to their congregations and communities and:

o Raise the issue of violence against women in their worship practices;
o Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
o Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
o Be able to create a process within their churches to nurture and heal survivors, family members and communities of violence against women.

The retreat will be held at the Atkinson Retreat Center in Newbury, VT on Saturday, March 24, 2007 . Registration begins at 9:30 AM. At 10 AM a panel will present information on various aspects of violence against women. After lunch break-out sessions will explore tools available to pastors and laypersons. The panel consists of:

o Judy Szeg, Domestic and Sexual Violence Specialist for Safeline, Inc.
o Stephen McArthur, Activist & Educator on Domestic Violence,
o Tracy Penfield of SafeArt,
o Gyla Dziobek of Department for Children and Families
o Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, pastor of Bakersfield UCC and UVM Chaplin

.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

The retreat is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about what they can do to effectively address violence against women. There is a registration fee of $15 before March 17. Registration after March 17 will be $20. The fee covers the cost of the meals and. materials.

For a brochure or more information, call 617-527-1318 or 802-482-6414 or

Email: cfindlayvt@ants.edu, or marieszack@earthlink.net

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Special Thanks from the Office of Admissions!
--------------------------------------------------------

There were 43 of them all together, and they came from far and wide: Texas and Maine, Georgia and Maryland, Cambridge and Framingham. One was born in England, another in Korea. Some are just finishing college; others are currently working as teachers, health care administrators, IT consultants, or full-time parents. They came from thirteen different faith traditions: they included Roman Catholics, Baptists, Mennonites, Episcopalians, Muslims, Presbyterians, and members of the UCC and UUA. They came with spouses, partners, families, friends, and pastors; five of them traveled together on Morehouse College's annual "Seminary Swing."

But despite all their differences, they had one thing in common: all had heard a call, and all wondered if it would bring them to Andover Newton. This year's Conference on Ministries aimed to help all these prospective students begin to discern whether seminary – and ANTS in particular – would be in their future.

The Admissions Office sends an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the conference a success. Students, faculty, and staff volunteered their time and offered their expertise in so many ways, from facilitating discussion groups to speaking on panels to washing towels to passing out keys. Your energy and enthusiasm made the weekend great, and we are very thankful for your participation. We hope the presence of these starry-eyed prospective students helped remind you of the reasons you first chose to come to Andover Newton, and we hope that as you met and welcomed them, you made new friends. Thanks again for all your help.

-- Peg Carroll, Darrick Jackson, Carol Hayward, and Liddy Gerchman Barlow


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Commencement Speaker
-----------------------------
Good people:

We have confirmed Rev. Dr. Nancy S.Taylor as our commencement speaker for 2007. As you know Nancy was the Conference Minister for the UCC in Massachusetts and is currently the Senior Minister of old South Church. She is also a member of the Andover Newton Board of Trustees. Nancy is an outspoken and prophetic voice in New England and the nation on issues of social justice.

In 2005 the congregation of the Old South Church in Boston, a towering architectural landmark in Copley Square and one of the nation's most historic churches, elected Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor, to be its twentieth senior minister. She is the first woman senior minister in the 335-year history of the church, which was founded in 1669.

Taylor, 48, has served since 2001 as the Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC, based in Framingham. Old South Church, founded in 1669 and located at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets, has about 500 members from Boston and the Greater Boston area. Old South is an Open and Affirming congregation. The United Church of Christ (UCC) is the largest Protestant denomination in Massachusetts with nearly 100,000 members in 425 churches. The roots of the UCC, which was formed in 1957, go back to the Puritans and Pilgrims who founded the state. Nationally, the UCC includes 6,100 congregations and 1.4 million members. Taylor served nationally as moderator of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ from 1999 - 2001.

Taylor has served churches in Oxford County, Maine; in Hartford, Conn.; and in Boise, Idaho. In Idaho, she received the Hewlett-Packard Award for Distinguished Leadership in Human Rights in 1999 for her work in co-founding two organizations, Idaho Voices of Faith for Human Rights and the Idaho Human Rights Education Center.

In Massachusetts, she was instrumental in the creation of a new state law that mandates clergy to report suspected child abuse. She also played a significant role in establishing an ongoing interfaith dialogue between Christian and Jewish leaders following the events of 9/11. Under her leadership, the Massachusetts Conference was host sponsor for the October 2003 visit to Boston harbor of the Freedom Schooner Amistad, which celebrates a turning point in the movement to abolish slavery--the US Supreme Court's 1841 decision awarding freedom to 53 Africans who had been kidnapped to be sold as slaves.

Under her supervision, the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC published a revised manual for church renewal and growth and secured a $1.5 million grant from the Lily Endowment for a five-year program, "Developing and Sustaining Pastoral Excellence." Taylor, who is from Long Island, New York, graduated in 1974 from Emma Willard School and in 1978 from Macalester College. She holds a master of divinity degree from Yale and a doctor of ministry degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary. She was ordained into the United Church of Christ in Northfield, MA, where she was the chaplain intern at the Northfield Mount Hermon School. She was married to the Rev. Peter Southwell-Sander, who passed away in 2006.

The history of Old South Church includes the names of Benjamin Franklin, revolutionary patriot Samuel Adams, judge and diarist Samuel Sewall and America's first black poet Phillis Wheatley. The Old South Meeting House in downtown Boston, its home from 1730 to 1875, was a center of revolutionary activity in the struggle for liberty from the British, including the famous Boston Tea Party. Since the 1970s, the church has been particularly active in Boston housing issues and helped fund the start of the Tent City Corporation which built mixed income housing next to Copley Place.

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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Conversation Around Military Recruiting on Campus
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March 15th, 12-2:00 in Upper Noyes

The conversation around military recruiting on campus has died down, but please take advantage of an opportunity to talk and listen about this issue on Thursday 12-2:00 in Upper Noyes. Bring your lunch. Nancy Nienhuis will join us to give a brief history of how the announcement came to be made in Enews. If there is enough interest we will try to organize follow up informational and discussion sessions in future weeks.

Cynthia Knowles cynthia@iecc.com

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Summer Session Registration
-----------------------------------------------

Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
Karen I need the link here

Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm

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Student Association Town Hall Meeting
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

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March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
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Dear ANTS Community,

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in a "Multicultural Festival" at ANTS. You may recall that last year we did this in January. This year we will be doing it on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. I hope that many of you will once again participate. Mangyang Imsong is helping me organize this, and it will be co-sponsored by the ANTS international students and my office.

Last year was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is ANTS! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

If you would like to present something from your background (poem, music, whatever) please let me know and we'll add you to the program. In any case, I hope all of you will come!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Library Book Sale
---------------------------
Beginning March 12, the Library will have an ongoing booksale shelf on the main level.
Stop by any time to check out what's available.

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The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 12:55pm
In the Chapel
Join us for rehearsal from 12:30pm to 12:55pm every Wednesday in the Chapel. 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 at 1pm. 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.

--------------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - March 13, 2006
--------------------------------------------------
The March 13, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

----------------------------------------------
New Library Hours and Policy on Children
----------------------------------------------

Beginning March 11, the Library will add Sunday night hours to the academic session weekly schedule. Sunday hours will be 6:00-10:00 p.m.

The Library policy on children in the library has been revised. The formal policy is posted below:

The Trask Library welcomes children into the library. However, we want to insure that all children are safe while in the library and that all ANTS community members who are working in the library are able to do the work they need to do in an atmosphere conducive to studying and research. Toward that end we require that parents with children comply with the following guidelines:

* Children must be with parents at all times—high school age children of ANTS students do not need to be accompanied by a parent.
* Infants are welcome but we ask that if your child is crying you take the child across to Sturtevant Lounge until they can settle down and thus reenter the library.
* Children are welcome to do quiet table work with a parent, but children may not play in the library (on the stairs, in the stacks, and so forth).
* Any toys that make noise when used should not be brought into the library.

If a parent is unable to comply with these guidelines the following will happen:

* After consultation with the library staff, Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis will contact you to inform you that you will need to forfeit your child's library privilege for the remainder of an academic year (you will receive a "second chance" the following academic year). This means that you will no longer be allowed to have your child accompany you into the library.
* A parent whose children have their privileges forfeited two years in a row will be unable to renew those privileges.

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Put Your Faith Into Action
------------------------------------

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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Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
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Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm

Noyes Hall, Andover Newton Theological School


Please plan to join us for a fun evening event where we get to move our bodies and make connections between ANTS and Hebrew College students!

"LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU": A Night of Creative Movement and Dancelike Rhythms For All (no experience needed)

Come to get down with the Divine and/or hang out with JOTH friends. We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. Movement will be adaptable for all levels and types of participation. Conversation and refreshments to follow. Come check it out, whatever your comfort with dance.

Facilitated by an expert movement teacher and spiritual guide, Nicole Churchill, Holistic Health, Yoga / Nia Teacher and Integral Studies Wizard.

Co-Hosted by Leslie Becknell (ANTS) and Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College).

To RSVP and for more information please contact: alysonsolomon@yahoo.com or Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com


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PEACE WEEK 2007
----------------------------
Peace Week Activities


Monday, March 12th

11:00am - Come to the The Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. The Wailing Wall will be available all week for your prayers around issues of peace and justice, or any concerns close to your heart. - Davis\Worcester Hall

12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time of discussion. - Small Dining Room

5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads, Make Your Own and listen to suggestions on how they can be used in your spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis, really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room


Tuesday, March 13th

12-1:00pm - "Angels Hovering Round: Witness to the Faces of the Border"-- The border-crossing trip this year traveled to the US-Mexico border to study immigration issues. We offer a witness to the faces and stories of immigration and some perspectives for theological dialogue. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a Christian community. - Small Dining Room

4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time, for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room

5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth" and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes

6-8:00pm - Preaching Peace: Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room


Wednesday, March 14th

12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House


Friday, March 16th

6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant

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Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
------------------------------------------
To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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

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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento


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

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, March 13, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
- Conversation Around Military Recruiting on Campus
- Summer Session Registration
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting

REVIEW

- Special Labyrinth Peace Walk
- March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
- Library Book Sale
- Schedule Change: Compline Worship with Professor Burrows
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- BTI Newsletter Available - March 13, 2006
- Housing Office Reminder
- ANTS BTI Certificates Advisors
- Academic Calendar Update: Summer Registration
- New Poems by Carole Fontaine and Jason Bachand in Poetry Corner
- New Library Hours and Policy on Children
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15


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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - Deadline Approaching!
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

Deadline approaching for retreat reservations.

Final reminder - The Baptist Fellowship is sponsoring a spring retreat, OPEN TO ALL, at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness. $60 per night, includes all meals. Make your reservations today - deposit required by March 23rd. Scholarships available. Contact Carol Hayward, chayward@ants.edu


Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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Conversation Around Military Recruiting on Campus
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March 15th, 12-2:00 in Upper Noyes

The conversation around military recruiting on campus has died down, but please take advantage of an opportunity to talk and listen about this issue on Thursday 12-2:00 in Upper Noyes. Bring your lunch. Nancy Nienhuis will join us to give a brief history of how the announcement came to be made in Enews. If there is enough interest we will try to organize follow up informational and discussion sessions in future weeks.

Cynthia Knowles cynthia@iecc.com

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Summer Session Registration
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Summer Registration start on Monday, March 19.
Registration materials for SUMMER 2007 are now available on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU07pay.pdf

Add/Drop Form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/06-07AddDrop.pdf

Summer 2007 Course list
Karen I need the link here

Directions for registration are embedded within the various forms themselves. Please read carefully and refer to the online catalog (http://www.ants.edu/catalog) for clarification when appropriate.

Students who are interested in commuter housing should mail the form to the Attention
of Amelia O'Dowd, Housing Coordinator:

http://www.ants.edu/student/housing/index.htm

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Student Association Town Hall Meeting
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

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

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

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Special Labyrinth Peace Walk
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Tuesday, 5-9 p.m.
Upper Noyes

Come walk the labyrinth as a walking prayer for peace on Tuesday, March 13 from 5-9 p.m. in Upper Noyes.
Because of this special walk, there will be no regular Wednesday labyrinth walk.

Questions? contact Martha Bays at mbays@ants.edu

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March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
--------------------------------------
Dear ANTS Community,

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in a "Multicultural Festival" at ANTS. You may recall that last year we did this in January. This year we will be doing it on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. I hope that many of you will once again participate. Mangyang Imsong is helping me organize this, and it will be co-sponsored by the ANTS international students and my office.

Last year was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is ANTS! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

If you would like to present something from your background (poem, music, whatever) please let me know and we'll add you to the program. In any case, I hope all of you will come!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

---------------------------
Library Book Sale
---------------------------
Beginning March 12, the Library will have an ongoing booksale shelf on the main level.
Stop by any time to check out what's available.

—-------------------------------------
Schedule Change: Compline Worship with Professor Burrows
—-------------------------------------
Compline Worship with Professor Burrows
Friends, we will NOT be meeting this week, March 13th. Please stay tuned for our next gathering!

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The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 12:55pm
In the Chapel
Join us for rehearsal from 12:30pm to 12:55pm 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 at 1pm. 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.

--------------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - March 13, 2006
--------------------------------------------------
The March 13, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

-------------------------------
Housing Office Reminder
-------------------------------
Please remember to turn in your Housing Preference form for the 2007-2008 academic year by Thursday March 15. If your form is not turned in by March 15, it will be assumed that you plan to leave campus housing permanently on May 31 when your contract is up.

Forms were delivered to student mailboxes in late February. If you have lost your form, you may pick up another from the Housing Office.

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

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ANTS BTI Certificates Advisors
----------------------------------

FYI from the BTI office:

International Mission and Ecumenism
Daniel Jeyaraj

Religion and Conflict Transformation
Brita Gill Austern

Science and Religion
Mark Heim

Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Sarah Drummond

I hope all is well with you. Have you heard about the new Buffy comic?

Peace,

Tadd Allman-Morton
BTI Certificate Support

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New Poems by Carole Fontaine and Jason Bachand in Poetry Corner
---------------------------------------------------------------

The Poetry Corner of the Worship, Theology, and the Arts section of our website has been updated with new poems by Professor Carole Fontaine and student Jason Bachand.

Professor Fontaine, a renowned poet whose poems reach 250,000 websites worldwide, offers five new poems that were read as the completion of this year's United Nations Consultation on the Status of Women, at general sessions on Female Infanticide, Human Trafficking, and Crimes of Honor. She has numerous media credits (BBC; C-Span; Discovery Channel; National Geographic, and Arts & Entertainment Networks) and serves on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Biblical Literature, Women in Judaism, and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. She is Religion Editor of the World Book Encyclopedia. She is currently finishing up a book on war captives and torture in biblical times, entitled Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights.

M.Div. student Jason Bachand offers two poems that will appear in his second collection of poetry, Surreptitious Singularity, due for release this summer. A more detailed biography and other poems can be found on his website, http://www.jasonbachand.com.

The Poetry Corner is located at http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/poetry/index.htm

----------------------------------------------
New Library Hours and Policy on Children
----------------------------------------------

Beginning March 11, the Library will add Sunday night hours to the academic session weekly schedule. Sunday hours will be 6:00-10:00 p.m.

The Library policy on children in the library has been revised. The formal policy is posted below:

The Trask Library welcomes children into the library. However, we want to insure that all children are safe while in the library and that all ANTS community members who are working in the library are able to do the work they need to do in an atmosphere conducive to studying and research. Toward that end we require that parents with children comply with the following guidelines:

* Children must be with parents at all times—high school age children of ANTS students do not need to be accompanied by a parent.
* Infants are welcome but we ask that if your child is crying you take the child across to Sturtevant Lounge until they can settle down and thus reenter the library.
* Children are welcome to do quiet table work with a parent, but children may not play in the library (on the stairs, in the stacks, and so forth).
* Any toys that make noise when used should not be brought into the library.

If a parent is unable to comply with these guidelines the following will happen:

* After consultation with the library staff, Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis will contact you to inform you that you will need to forfeit your child's library privilege for the remainder of an academic year (you will receive a "second chance" the following academic year). This means that you will no longer be allowed to have your child accompany you into the library.
* A parent whose children have their privileges forfeited two years in a row will be unable to renew those privileges.

------------------------------------
Put Your Faith Into Action
------------------------------------

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

-------------------------------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
-------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm

Noyes Hall, Andover Newton Theological School


Please plan to join us for a fun evening event where we get to move our bodies and make connections between ANTS and Hebrew College students!

"LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU": A Night of Creative Movement and Dancelike Rhythms For All (no experience needed)

Come to get down with the Divine and/or hang out with JOTH friends. We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. Movement will be adaptable for all levels and types of participation. Conversation and refreshments to follow. Come check it out, whatever your comfort with dance.

Facilitated by an expert movement teacher and spiritual guide, Nicole Churchill, Holistic Health, Yoga / Nia Teacher and Integral Studies Wizard.

Co-Hosted by Leslie Becknell (ANTS) and Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College).

To RSVP and for more information please contact: alysonsolomon@yahoo.com or Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com


----------------------------
PEACE WEEK 2007
----------------------------
Peace Week Activities


Monday, March 12th

11:00am - Come to the The Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. The Wailing Wall will be available all week for your prayers around issues of peace and justice, or any concerns close to your heart. - Davis\Worcester Hall

12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time of discussion. - Small Dining Room

5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads, Make Your Own and listen to suggestions on how they can be used in your spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis, really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room


Tuesday, March 13th

12-1:00pm - "Angels Hovering Round: Witness to the Faces of the Border"-- The border-crossing trip this year traveled to the US-Mexico border to study immigration issues. We offer a witness to the faces and stories of immigration and some perspectives for theological dialogue. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a Christian community. - Small Dining Room

4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time, for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room

5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth" and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes

6-8:00pm - Preaching Peace: Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room


Wednesday, March 14th

12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House


Friday, March 16th

6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant

------------------------------------------
Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
------------------------------------------
To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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


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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
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March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento


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

Monday, March 12, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, March 12, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Special Labyrinth Peace Walk
- March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
- Library Book Sale
- Schedule Change... Compline Worship with Professor Burrows
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- BTI Newsletter Available - March 13, 2006
- Housing Office Reminder

REVIEW

- "Torture: It is the Ticking Time-bomb" - Monday March 12th
- ANTS BTI Certificates Advisors
- Academic Calendar Update: Summer Registration
- New Poems by Carole Fontaine and Jason Bachand in Poetry Corner
- New Library Hours and Policy on Children
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- Episcopal Worship Service
- Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15

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Special Labyrinth Peace Walk
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Tuesday, 5-9 p.m.
Upper Noyes

Come walk the labyrinth as a walking prayer for peace on Tuesday, March 13 from 5-9 p.m. in Upper Noyes.
Because of this special walk, there will be no regular Wednesday labyrinth walk.

Questions? contact Martha Bays at mbays@ants.edu

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March 23: ANTS Multicultural Festival!
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Dear ANTS Community,

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in a "Multicultural Festival" at ANTS. You may recall that last year we did this in January. This year we will be doing it on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm in the Peck Room. I hope that many of you will once again participate. Mangyang Imsong is helping me organize this, and it will be co-sponsored by the ANTS international students and my office.

Last year was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is ANTS! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This will be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring something that reflects some component of your heritage. I will also supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, come anyway! We will have plenty.

If you would like to present something from your background (poem, music, whatever) please let me know and we'll add you to the program. In any case, I hope all of you will come!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Library Book Sale
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Beginning March 12, the Library will have an ongoing booksale shelf on the main level.
Stop by any time to check out what's available.

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Schedule Change: Compline Worship with Professor Burrows
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Compline Worship with Professor Burrows
Friends, we will NOT be meeting this week, March 13th. Please stay tuned for our next gathering!

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The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 12:55pm
In the Chapel
Join us for rehearsal from 12:30pm to 12:55pm 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 at 1pm. 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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BTI Newsletter Available - March 13, 2006
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The March 13, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Housing Office Reminder
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Please remember to turn in your Housing Preference form for the 2007-2008 academic year by Thursday March 15. If your form is not turned in by March 15, it will be assumed that you plan to leave campus housing permanently on May 31 when your contract is up.

Forms were delivered to student mailboxes in late February. If you have lost your form, you may pick up another from the Housing Office.

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

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"Torture: It is the Ticking Time-bomb" - Monday March 12th
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Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and
founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to
discuss torture in our midst, Monday March 12th in the Peck Room 7-9:00. Dr.
Hunsinger asks whether torture, when practiced on a systematic basis is
really about interrogation or social and political intimidation. Please join
the Peace Fellowship for this discussion as we kick off Peace Week on
campus.


Cynthia Knowles

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ANTS BTI Certificates Advisors
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FYI from the BTI office:

International Mission and Ecumenism
Daniel Jeyaraj

Religion and Conflict Transformation
Brita Gill Austern

Science and Religion
Mark Heim

Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Sarah Drummond

I hope all is well with you. Have you heard about the new Buffy comic?

Peace,

Tadd Allman-Morton
BTI Certificate Support

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Academic Calendar Update: Summer Registration
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Summer registration period had been changed.

Registration for Summer Session courses- Monday, March 19- Friday, April 13

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New Poems by Carole Fontaine and Jason Bachand in Poetry Corner
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The Poetry Corner of the Worship, Theology, and the Arts section of our website has been updated with new poems by Professor Carole Fontaine and student Jason Bachand.

Professor Fontaine, a renowned poet whose poems reach 250,000 websites worldwide, offers five new poems that were read as the completion of this year's United Nations Consultation on the Status of Women, at general sessions on Female Infanticide, Human Trafficking, and Crimes of Honor. She has numerous media credits (BBC; C-Span; Discovery Channel; National Geographic, and Arts & Entertainment Networks) and serves on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Biblical Literature, Women in Judaism, and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. She is Religion Editor of the World Book Encyclopedia. She is currently finishing up a book on war captives and torture in biblical times, entitled Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights.

M.Div. student Jason Bachand offers two poems that will appear in his second collection of poetry, Surreptitious Singularity, due for release this summer. A more detailed biography and other poems can be found on his website, http://www.jasonbachand.com.

The Poetry Corner is located at http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/poetry/index.htm

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New Library Hours and Policy on Children
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Beginning March 11, the Library will add Sunday night hours to the academic session weekly schedule. Sunday hours will be 6:00-10:00 p.m.

The Library policy on children in the library has been revised. The formal policy is posted below:

The Trask Library welcomes children into the library. However, we want to insure that all children are safe while in the library and that all ANTS community members who are working in the library are able to do the work they need to do in an atmosphere conducive to studying and research. Toward that end we require that parents with children comply with the following guidelines:

* Children must be with parents at all times—high school age children of ANTS students do not need to be accompanied by a parent.
* Infants are welcome but we ask that if your child is crying you take the child across to Sturtevant Lounge until they can settle down and thus reenter the library.
* Children are welcome to do quiet table work with a parent, but children may not play in the library (on the stairs, in the stacks, and so forth).
* Any toys that make noise when used should not be brought into the library.

If a parent is unable to comply with these guidelines the following will happen:

* After consultation with the library staff, Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis will contact you to inform you that you will need to forfeit your child's library privilege for the remainder of an academic year (you will receive a "second chance" the following academic year). This means that you will no longer be allowed to have your child accompany you into the library.
* A parent whose children have their privileges forfeited two years in a row will be unable to renew those privileges.


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Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible
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The Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts
and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies
at Boston University are pleased to present Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible
a conference With keynote lectures by novelist Gregory Maguire (Wicked and Son of a Witch)
and former poet laureate and Boston University Professor of English Robert
Pinsky (The Life of David).

March 11-13, 2007
Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

An interdisciplinary conference on the Jewish and Christian afterlives of
scriptural women like the midwives of Exodus, the daughter of Jephthah, the
wise woman of Abel and the wife of Job. Speakers will explore the
appearance of these figures in exegesis, midrash, literature, and the
visual arts.

A complete schedule of speakers and titles is provided below. For full
paper descriptions, please visit our Web site at
www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/little%20women.htm.

All conference events are free and open to the public. For more
information, please visit our Web site at www.bu.edu/luce or contact
Program Coordinator Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or
<mailto:crissy@bu.edu>crissy@bu.edu.

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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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Episcopal Worship Service
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Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our presider will be The Rev.
Dr. Sze-kar Wan. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome!

"Shelter me, O God, beyond my wants, beyond my needs, from death into life."

Janice C. Ford

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Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
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Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm

Noyes Hall, Andover Newton Theological School


Please plan to join us for a fun evening event where we get to move our bodies and make connections between ANTS and Hebrew College students!

"LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU": A Night of Creative Movement and Dancelike Rhythms For All (no experience needed)

Come to get down with the Divine and/or hang out with JOTH friends. We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. Movement will be adaptable for all levels and types of participation. Conversation and refreshments to follow. Come check it out, whatever your comfort with dance.

Facilitated by an expert movement teacher and spiritual guide, Nicole Churchill, Holistic Health, Yoga / Nia Teacher and Integral Studies Wizard.

Co-Hosted by Leslie Becknell (ANTS) and Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College).

To RSVP and for more information please contact: alysonsolomon@yahoo.com or Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com


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PEACE WEEK 2007
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Peace Week Activities


Monday, March 12th

11:00am - Come to the The Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. The Wailing Wall will be available all week for your prayers around issues of peace and justice, or any concerns close to your heart. - Davis\Worcester Hall

12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time of discussion. - Small Dining Room

5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads, Make Your Own and listen to suggestions on how they can be used in your spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis, really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room


Tuesday, March 13th

12-1:00pm - "Angels Hovering Round: Witness to the Faces of the Border"-- The border-crossing trip this year traveled to the US-Mexico border to study immigration issues. We offer a witness to the faces and stories of immigration and some perspectives for theological dialogue. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a Christian community. - Small Dining Room

4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time, for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room

5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth" and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes

6-8:00pm - Preaching Peace: Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room


Wednesday, March 14th

12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House


Friday, March 16th

6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant

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Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
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To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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


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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
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March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento


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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 12, 2007 - Events This Week

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Peace Week - March 12-16
Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
Community Art Exhibit - Submissions Welcome
SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS
Student Association Elections Online - through March 14

Monday:
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays
- "Torture: It is the Ticking Time-bomb" - Monday, March 12, 2007
- Peace Week Activities - Monday, March 12

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Episcopal Worship Service - Tuesday, March 13
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Evening Compline Worship Service - Alternate Tuesdays During Lent
- Mandala Meditation Group
- Peace Week Activities - Tuesday, March 13
- Abrahamic Interfaith Forum - Tuesday, March 13

Wednesday:
- Yoga Wednesday Mornings
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel - Wednesdays
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays
- Peace Week Activities - Wednesday, March 14

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session, March 15
- Peace Week Activities - Thursday, March 15
- Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You" - Thursday, March 15

Friday:
- Peace Week Activities - Friday, March 16

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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
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March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

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Community Art Exhibit - Submissions Welcome
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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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SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS
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Mon., March 12 10 am - 5 pm

Tues., March 13 1 pm - 6 pm

On Wednesday, March 14, regular hours will resume.

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Student Association Elections Online - through March 14
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March 7th through March 14th

The Student Association elections for Vice President and Secretary is being conducted online at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=151163440101


Please have your Student ID number handy when voting, as it is required for identification purposes. The elections are being held from March 7th through March 14th, midnight EDT.

This is to fulfill the terms of office for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year. Elections for the 2007-08 academic year will be held at the end of April.

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

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections
Email: LHayward@ants.edu


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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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"Torture: It is the Ticking Time-bomb" - Monday, March 12, 2007
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March 12, 2007
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Peck Room
Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst, Monday March 12th in the Peck Room 7-9:00. Dr. Hunsinger asks whether torture, when practiced on a systematic basis is really about interrogation or social and political intimidation. Please join the Peace Fellowship for this discussion as we kick off Peace Week on campus.

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Peace Week Activities - Monday, March 12
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11:00am - Come to the The Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. The Wailing Wall will be available all week for your prayers around issues of peace and justice, or any concerns close to your heart. - Davis\Worcester Hall

12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time of discussion. - Small Dining Room

5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads and suggestions on how they might be of some use in your spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis, really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room

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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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Episcopal Worship Service - Tuesday, March 13
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Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our presider will be The Rev.
Dr. Sze-kar Wan. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome!

"Shelter me, O God, beyond my wants, beyond my needs, from death into life."

Janice C. Ford


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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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Evening Compline Worship Service - Alternate Tuesdays During Lent
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March 13, March 27
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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Mandala Meditation Group
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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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Peace Week Activities - Tuesday, March 13
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12-1:00pm - "Angels Hovering Round: Witness to the Faces of the Border"-- The border-crossing trip this year traveled to the US-Mexico border to study immigration issues. We offer a witness to the faces and stories of immigration and some perspectives for theological dialogue. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a Christian community. - Small Dining Room

4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time, for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room

5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth" and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes

6-8:00pm - Preaching Peace: Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room

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Abrahamic Interfaith Forum - Tuesday, March 13
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March 6, 13 and 20
6:30-9pm
Temple Beth El, 2 Concord Ave., Belmont
More info: http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org

An Interfaith Forum on Repentance and Reconcilation sponsored by First Church in Cambridge. Professors Greg Mobley, Or Rose and Farid Esack are featured speakers. Refreshments, conversation, music of DUNYA.

Contact: Edie Howe
Email: edithowe@aol.com

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

March 14: Prof. Mark Heim

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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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Peace Week Activities - Wednesday, March 14
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12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


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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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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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Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
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To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session, March 15
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento
MACUCC
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702


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Peace Week Activities - Thursday, March 15
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12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter-"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.-President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House

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Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You" - Thursday, March 15
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Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm

Noyes Hall, Andover Newton Theological School


Please plan to join us for a fun evening event where we get to move our bodies and make connections between ANTS and Hebrew College students!

"LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU": A Night of Creative Movement and Dancelike Rhythms For All (no experience needed)

Come to get down with the Divine and/or hang out with JOTH friends. We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. Movement will be adaptable for all levels and types of participation. Conversation and refreshments to follow. Come check it out, whatever your comfort with dance.

Facilitated by an expert movement teacher and spiritual guide, Nicole Churchill, Holistic Health, Yoga / Nia Teacher and Integral Studies Wizard.

Co-Hosted by Leslie Becknell (ANTS) and Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College).

To RSVP and for more information please contact: alysonsolomon@yahoo.com or Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com

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Peace Week Activities - Friday, March 16
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6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant

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

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, March 12, 2007 - CORRECTION

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Schedule Change... Compline Worship with Professor Burrows
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Compline Worship with Professor Burrows
Friends, we will NOT be meeting this week, March 13th. Please stay tuned for our next gathering!

Karen Brockney
Director of E-Communications
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Center, MA 02459

1-617-964-1100 ext 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, March 09, 2007

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

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"A Good Friday Agreement for Tibet?"
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A Lecture by Dr. Lobsang Sangay, S.J.D.

The Lay Committee on Contemporary Spiritual-&-Public Concerns (the "CSPC
Committee") of St. Paul Parish, Cambridge, will hold the eighth lecture of its series on Sunday, March 11, 2007, 3:30-5:00 P.M. Track II diplomat and scholar Dr. Lobsang Sangay, S.J.D., will speak on "A Good Friday Agreement for Tibet?" This may be the first time, anywhere in the world, that parallels have been drawn between Irish and Tibetan strategic and popular history. This unique event will be held at St. Paul Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. A reception will follow.

Dr. Sangay has been widely interviewed by the media: the BBC, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, etc. An editorial consultant for Radio Free Asia, he has a weekly radio program and he has published several articles about Tibetan issues, e.g., in the Harvard Asia Quarterly and the Journal of Democracy. He is a major speaker on Tibetan issues in the United States and in East Asia.

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

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Volunteers Needed for SOAR
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As you may know, SOAR, Service Opportunities After 55 is an RSVP program of the federal volunteer agency, The Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees VISTA, Americorps, and Learn & Serve America. Members of the SOAR program join nearly 1/2 million citizens, age 55 and over who give their time and talents to their local community.

SOAR, Service Opportunities after Fifty-Five is seeking volunteers to work with children an hour or two a week by helping elementary children with reading or math skills, mentoring a young child who has a parent in prison or teaching them how to protect themselves from assault.

SOAR is also seeking volunteers to work with adults by helping new immigrants improve their lives by tutoring English as a second language, mentoring an inmate who is enrolled in BU's College Behind Bars program, helping a student prepare for their GED (high school equivalency exam), providing companionship to an older isolated person or mentoring a woman as she finds a stable path to self-sufficiency.
No experience is necessary for any of these opportunities. Orientation, training and support are provided. Hours are flexible. Please call Jan Latorre-Stiller at 617-969-5906 ext 120 or email at jlatorre-stiller@ncscweb.org

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St. Andrew's Church to Host U2 Eucharist - Sunday, April 29
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In response to the movement to Make Poverty History, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Framingham, MA (508-875-5095, www.standrewsframma.org) will celebrate a special U2 Eucharist at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at 3 Maple Street in Framingham. This special Eucharist will feature music from the catalog of the world-famous Irish rock band U2, including such favorites as "Where the Streets Have No Name", "Yahweh", "Love and Peace (or Else)", "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "Staring at the Sun", and "One." The Rev. Dr. Paige Blair, New England Coordinator for Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, will be the featured preacher. Dr. Blair's sermon title will be "What Can One Person Do?"

A light supper will follow the service. Reservations are required. Call St. Andrew's Church (508-875-5095) between April 1st and 22nd to make a reservation.

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Sexuality and the Church
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Three sessions in Lent focusing on the theology and psychology of sexuality, gender-consciousness, marriage, and their effect on how we do church. Sponsored by the Western Area Leadership Academy. Sat Mar 17, 9-3 Rev. Leanne Tigert (writer, activist, member of Andover Newton faculty) A Theology of Sexuality: Pastoral Care in Relation to Marriage, Divorce, Premarital Sex, Infidelity, Infertility and Abortion; Sat Mar 24, 9-1 Rev. Ann B.Day (Pastor, Past Coordinator of UCC's ONA Program) Sexual Orientation and the Open and Affirming Church; Sat Mar 31, 9-1 Rev Nancy Taylor (Pastor of Old South Church Boston, Past Minister and President of MACUCC) Marriage, Sexuality, and the Church.
All sessions will be held at Easthampton Congregational Church, UCC, 112 Main St, EAsthampton, MA
To register: Send check for $120* (made out to Western Area Office, UCC) along with your name, address, phone and email to Western Area Office, UCC, P.O. Box 443, Ludlow, MA 01095 *Scholarships are available. Contact Rev. Peter Wells at 413-589-7034 for more information.

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Journey to a Hate Free Millennium: A Film Presentation
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Congregational Church of Needham, UCC
Sunday, March 18
7-9 pm
Fellowship Hall
Discussion and Refreshments
Wheelchair Accessible

A story of compassion and hope, this gripping documentary tells the
stories of the vicious murder of Matthew Shepard, the horrendous
dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., and the Columbine High School
shootings, told through interviews with the families the victims. The
film also features interviews with a reformed neo-Nazi, as well as
students, teachers, celebrities and others moved by these events. This
film encourages dialogue and action to stop acts of violence and hate.
Come be part of the solution.

Songs by Elton John and Olivia Newton-John

Sponsored by the Open and Affirming (ONA) Committee
Congregational Church of Needham, UCC
as part of Needham's "No Place for Hate" Campaign

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Returning to God: An Interfaith Forum on Repentance and Reconciliation
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sponsored by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC
Tuesday Evening Forums
6:30 p.m. refreshments
7:15 9 p.m. Lecture, Music & Conversation
at
Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA *
child care and parking available

Tuesday, March 13th *€" Featured Speaker: Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Andover Newton Theological School and an ordained American Baptist minister.

Tuesday, March 20th *€" Featured Speaker: Farid Esak, Visiting Professor at Harvard Divinity School for the 2006-07 academic year and a South African Muslim theologian.

All three scholars will be available each night to respond to each other's reflections on the practices and theological understandings of repentance and reconciliation in their respective traditions. Each evening will also feature a brief performance by the widely acclaimed musical group DUNYA, who will present excerpts of "The Psalms of Ali Ufki", an interfaith concert of sacred music which explores the musical and textual traditions of Judaism, Turkish Sufism, Greek Orthodox and Protestant Christianity.

*At the corner of Concord and Blanchard Rd. opposite Fresh Pond Park
MBTA accessible by the #74 & #78 bus. Best bus stop: Sancta Maria Hospital

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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Launches the Interfaith Youth Initiative (I-FYI)
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July 7-15, 2007 and beyond!

Save the date! Nominate youth and young adults today!

I-FYI is a uniquely powerful and transformative experience designed for teens (ages 15-18), as well as college and graduate students serving as mentors and staff.

The theme is "Living the Beloved Community." Together we will update and enact Dr. King's radical spiritual vision of justice and peace, through the eyes of the millennial/Hip-Hop generation.

I-FYI will focus on 5 Core Values: Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and Serving Others.

This program offers a powerful, fun, and dynamic mix of community building, workshops, service experiences, and learning trips which will engage urban and suburban realities. Participants will learn about their own leadership and peacemaking styles and develop new skills for transformation in their schools, communities, and congregations. Youth will create film, art, poetry/spoken word, dance and theological reflections on our vision of justice and peace.

Participants will come from diverse religious backgrounds and grow more deeply in their own faith traditions through dialogue and action with others. Leadership will come from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. All are welcome.

Come join us for this nine day residential immersion experience (July 7-15), with ongoing opportunities in the academic year for mentoring, retreats, and support in pursuing your academic and professional dreams.

For more information: contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt Carriker at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,

www.coopmet.org

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"Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible"
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An interdisciplinary conference on the Jewish and Christian afterlives of scriptural women like the midwives of Exodus, the daughter of Jephthah, the wise woman of Abel and the wife of Job. Speakers will explore the appearance of these figures in exegesis, midrash, literature, and the visual arts.

All conference events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or crissy@bu.edu.

http://www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/little%20women.htm


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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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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, March 9, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- "Torture: It is the Ticking Time-bomb" - Monday March 12th
- Obituary: Rufina Amaya
- ANTS BTI Certificates Advisors
- Academic Calendar Update: Summer Registration

REVIEW

- New Poems by Carole Fontaine and Jason Bachand in Poetry Corner
- New Library Hours and Policy on Children
- Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- Rally: State of Emergency for Peace in Boston - March 11, 2007
- Episcopal Worship Service
- Student Association Elections Online
- Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
- Community Art Exhibit


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"Torture: It is the Ticking Time-bomb" - Monday March 12th
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Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and
founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to
discuss torture in our midst, Monday March 12th in the Peck Room 7-9:00. Dr.
Hunsinger asks whether torture, when practiced on a systematic basis is
really about interrogation or social and political intimidation. Please join
the Peace Fellowship for this discussion as we kick off Peace Week on
campus.


Cynthia Knowles

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Obituary: Rufina Amaya
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Border Crossing students remember her gracious hospitality as she welcomed us into her very humble home and told us her stories.

We visited El Mazote. We remember the memorial for over 900 murdered men, women and children. We stood on the site of their grave. We walked to the hiding place where Rufina heard the dying cries of her children.

We remember meeting Marta on her first day at University to become a doctor. Her tuition was paid by a scholarship sponsored by Seeds of Learning. We passed the hat to collect enough money to pay for her books and school supplies.

God was with us there as we visited so many places of holy ground.

Pray that Rufina is now with God, and at long last, with her lost family.

Respectfully submitted,

Sherry Thomas
Border Crossing 2006


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ANTS BTI Certificates Advisors
----------------------------------

FYI from the BTI office:

International Mission and Ecumenism
Daniel Jeyaraj

Religion and Conflict Transformation
Brita Gill Austern

Science and Religion
Mark Heim

Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Sarah Drummond

I hope all is well with you. Have you heard about the new Buffy comic?

Peace,

Tadd Allman-Morton
BTI Certificate Support

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Academic Calendar Update: Summer Registration
-----------------------------------------------

Summer registration period had been changed.

Registration for Summer Session courses- Monday, March 19- Friday, April 13

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New Poems by Carole Fontaine and Jason Bachand in Poetry Corner
---------------------------------------------------------------

The Poetry Corner of the Worship, Theology, and the Arts section of our website has been updated with new poems by Professor Carole Fontaine and student Jason Bachand.

Professor Fontaine, a renowned poet whose poems reach 250,000 websites worldwide, offers five new poems that were read as the completion of this year's United Nations Consultation on the Status of Women, at general sessions on Female Infanticide, Human Trafficking, and Crimes of Honor. She has numerous media credits (BBC; C-Span; Discovery Channel; National Geographic, and Arts & Entertainment Networks) and serves on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Biblical Literature, Women in Judaism, and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. She is Religion Editor of the World Book Encyclopedia. She is currently finishing up a book on war captives and torture in biblical times, entitled Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights.

M.Div. student Jason Bachand offers two poems that will appear in his second collection of poetry, Surreptitious Singularity, due for release this summer. A more detailed biography and other poems can be found on his website, http://www.jasonbachand.com.

The Poetry Corner is located at http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/poetry/index.htm

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New Library Hours and Policy on Children
----------------------------------------------

Beginning March 11, the Library will add Sunday night hours to the academic session weekly schedule. Sunday hours will be 6:00-10:00 p.m.

The Library policy on children in the library has been revised. The formal policy is posted below:

The Trask Library welcomes children into the library. However, we want to insure that all children are safe while in the library and that all ANTS community members who are working in the library are able to do the work they need to do in an atmosphere conducive to studying and research. Toward that end we require that parents with children comply with the following guidelines:

* Children must be with parents at all times—high school age children of ANTS students do not need to be accompanied by a parent.
* Infants are welcome but we ask that if your child is crying you take the child across to Sturtevant Lounge until they can settle down and thus reenter the library.
* Children are welcome to do quiet table work with a parent, but children may not play in the library (on the stairs, in the stacks, and so forth).
* Any toys that make noise when used should not be brought into the library.

If a parent is unable to comply with these guidelines the following will happen:

* After consultation with the library staff, Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis will contact you to inform you that you will need to forfeit your child's library privilege for the remainder of an academic year (you will receive a "second chance" the following academic year). This means that you will no longer be allowed to have your child accompany you into the library.
* A parent whose children have their privileges forfeited two years in a row will be unable to renew those privileges.


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Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible
------------------------------------------------------
The Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts
and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies
at Boston University are pleased to present Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible
a conference With keynote lectures by novelist Gregory Maguire (Wicked and Son of a Witch)
and former poet laureate and Boston University Professor of English Robert
Pinsky (The Life of David).

March 11-13, 2007
Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

An interdisciplinary conference on the Jewish and Christian afterlives of
scriptural women like the midwives of Exodus, the daughter of Jephthah, the
wise woman of Abel and the wife of Job. Speakers will explore the
appearance of these figures in exegesis, midrash, literature, and the
visual arts.

A complete schedule of speakers and titles is provided below. For full
paper descriptions, please visit our Web site at
www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/little%20women.htm.

All conference events are free and open to the public. For more
information, please visit our Web site at www.bu.edu/luce or contact
Program Coordinator Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or
<mailto:crissy@bu.edu>crissy@bu.edu.

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Put Your Faith Into Action
------------------------------------

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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Rally - State of Emergency for Peace in Boston - March 11, 2007
-------------------------------------------------
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Global Ministries Christian Church, 670 washington St., Dorchester. MA
2:30 p.m.

A Day for Community Residents to Call for a State of Emergnecy for Peace in Boston

Meet at the Global Ministries Christian Church, 670 washington St., Dorchester, at 2:30 p.m. and walk to the site of the rally at 2nd Church of the Nazarene, 600 Washington St., Dorchester.

The purpose of the rally is to call residents of Boston, the suburbs, North and South Shore and from out of state to come to Boston to fast, walk, and pray for peace in the streets of Boston.
At the rally, we will hear teens, their parents and community leaders speak and challenge us to take back the city streets, corners and our children.

Teens from the suburbs are also at risk in their schools, parties and when they walk outside their homes. We need to come together across racial, ethnic, denominational, political, and cultural barriers and walk for peace. We are the army who will take back our cities, suburbs and country from those who are bent on destroying themselves and our children.

For more information, call Pastor Bruce H. Wall at 617-282-7794 or send mail to march11@globalministriesboston.org.

Flyer:
http://www.globalministriesboston.org/images/Flyer%20Large%20Final.pdf

Submitted by Nick Carter

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

Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our presider will be The Rev.
Dr. Sze-kar Wan. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome!

"Shelter me, O God, beyond my wants, beyond my needs, from death into life."

Janice C. Ford

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Student Association Elections Online
------------------------------------------
March 7th through March 14th

The Student Association elections for Vice President and Secretary is being conducted online at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=151163440101

Please have your Student ID number handy when voting, as it is required for identification purposes. The elections are being held from March 7th through March 14th, midnight EDT.

This is to fulfill the terms of office for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year. Elections for the 2007-08 academic year will be held at the end of April.

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

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
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Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm

Noyes Hall, Andover Newton Theological School


Please plan to join us for a fun evening event where we get to move our bodies and make connections between ANTS and Hebrew College students!

"LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU": A Night of Creative Movement and Dancelike Rhythms For All (no experience needed)

Come to get down with the Divine and/or hang out with JOTH friends. We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. Movement will be adaptable for all levels and types of participation. Conversation and refreshments to follow. Come check it out, whatever your comfort with dance.

Facilitated by an expert movement teacher and spiritual guide, Nicole Churchill, Holistic Health, Yoga / Nia Teacher and Integral Studies Wizard.

Co-Hosted by Leslie Becknell (ANTS) and Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College).

To RSVP and for more information please contact: alysonsolomon@yahoo.com or Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com


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PEACE WEEK 2007
----------------------------
Peace Week Activities


Monday, March 12th

11:00am - Come to the The Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. The Wailing Wall will be available all week for your prayers around issues of peace and justice, or any concerns close to your heart. - Davis\Worcester Hall

12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time of discussion. - Small Dining Room

5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads, Make Your Own and listen to suggestions on how they can be used in your spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis, really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room


Tuesday, March 13th

12-1:00pm - "Angels Hovering Round: Witness to the Faces of the Border"-- The border-crossing trip this year traveled to the US-Mexico border to study immigration issues. We offer a witness to the faces and stories of immigration and some perspectives for theological dialogue. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a Christian community. - Small Dining Room

4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time, for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room

5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth" and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes

6-8:00pm - Preaching Peace: Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room


Wednesday, March 14th

12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House


Friday, March 16th

6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant

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Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
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To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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


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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
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March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento

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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!


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

Thursday, March 08, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday March 8, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- New Poems by Carole Fontaine and Jason Bachand in Poetry Corner
- New Library Hours and Policy on Children
- Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible
- Put Your Faith Into Action - April 14, 2007
- Rally: State of Emergency for Peace in Boston - March 11, 2007

REVIEW

- Episcopal Worship Service
- Student Association Elections Online
- Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
- SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8
- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- The Commencement Committee Seeks Input
- Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
- V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
- Community Art Exhibit

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New Poems by Carole Fontaine and Jason Bachand in Poetry Corner
---------------------------------------------------------------

The Poetry Corner of the Worship, Theology, and the Arts section of our website has been updated with new poems by Professor Carole Fontaine and student Jason Bachand.

Professor Fontaine, a renowned poet whose poems reach 250,000 websites worldwide, offers five new poems that were read as the completion of this year's United Nations Consultation on the Status of Women, at general sessions on Female Infanticide, Human Trafficking, and Crimes of Honor. She has numerous media credits (BBC; C-Span; Discovery Channel; National Geographic, and Arts & Entertainment Networks) and serves on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Biblical Literature, Women in Judaism, and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. She is Religion Editor of the World Book Encyclopedia. She is currently finishing up a book on war captives and torture in biblical times, entitled Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights.

M.Div. student Jason Bachand offers two poems that will appear in his second collection of poetry, Surreptitious Singularity, due for release this summer. A more detailed biography and other poems can be found on his website, http://www.jasonbachand.com.

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New Library Hours and Policy on Children
----------------------------------------------

Beginning March 11, the Library will add Sunday night hours to the academic session weekly schedule. Sunday hours will be 6:00-10:00 p.m.

The Library policy on children in the library has been revised. The formal policy is posted below:

The Trask Library welcomes children into the library. However, we want to insure that all children are safe while in the library and that all ANTS community members who are working in the library are able to do the work they need to do in an atmosphere conducive to studying and research. Toward that end we require that parents with children comply with the following guidelines:

* Children must be with parents at all times—high school age children of ANTS students do not need to be accompanied by a parent.
* Infants are welcome but we ask that if your child is crying you take the child across to Sturtevant Lounge until they can settle down and thus reenter the library.
* Children are welcome to do quiet table work with a parent, but children may not play in the library (on the stairs, in the stacks, and so forth).
* Any toys that make noise when used should not be brought into the library.

If a parent is unable to comply with these guidelines the following will happen:

* After consultation with the library staff, Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis will contact you to inform you that you will need to forfeit your child's library privilege for the remainder of an academic year (you will receive a "second chance" the following academic year). This means that you will no longer be allowed to have your child accompany you into the library.
* A parent whose children have their privileges forfeited two years in a row will be unable to renew those privileges.


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Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible
------------------------------------------------------
The Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts
and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies
at Boston University are pleased to present Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible
a conference With keynote lectures by novelist Gregory Maguire (Wicked and Son of a Witch)
and former poet laureate and Boston University Professor of English Robert
Pinsky (The Life of David).

March 11-13, 2007
Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

An interdisciplinary conference on the Jewish and Christian afterlives of
scriptural women like the midwives of Exodus, the daughter of Jephthah, the
wise woman of Abel and the wife of Job. Speakers will explore the
appearance of these figures in exegesis, midrash, literature, and the
visual arts.

A complete schedule of speakers and titles is provided below. For full
paper descriptions, please visit our Web site at
www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/little%20women.htm.

All conference events are free and open to the public. For more
information, please visit our Web site at www.bu.edu/luce or contact
Program Coordinator Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or
<mailto:crissy@bu.edu>crissy@bu.edu.

------------------------------------
Put Your Faith Into Action
------------------------------------

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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Rally - State of Emergency for Peace in Boston - March 11, 2007
-------------------------------------------------
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Global Ministries Christian Church, 670 washington St., Dorchester. MA
2:30 p.m.

A Day for Community Residents to Call for a State of Emergnecy for Peace in Boston

Meet at the Global Ministries Christian Church, 670 washington St., Dorchester, at 2:30 p.m. and walk to the site of the rally at 2nd Church of the Nazarene, 600 Washington St., Dorchester.

The purpose of the rally is to call residents of Boston, the suburbs, North and South Shore and from out of state to come to Boston to fast, walk, and pray for peace in the streets of Boston.
At the rally, we will hear teens, their parents and community leaders speak and challenge us to take back the city streets, corners and our children.

Teens from the suburbs are also at risk in their schools, parties and when they walk outside their homes. We need to come together across racial, ethnic, denominational, political, and cultural barriers and walk for peace. We are the army who will take back our cities, suburbs and country from those who are bent on destroying themselves and our children.

For more information, call Pastor Bruce H. Wall at 617-282-7794 or send mail to march11@globalministriesboston.org.

Flyer:
http://www.globalministriesboston.org/images/Flyer%20Large%20Final.pdf

Submitted by Nick Carter

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

Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our presider will be The Rev.
Dr. Sze-kar Wan. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome!

"Shelter me, O God, beyond my wants, beyond my needs, from death into life."

Janice C. Ford

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Student Association Elections Online
------------------------------------------
March 7th through March 14th

The Student Association elections for Vice President and Secretary is being conducted online at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=151163440101

Please have your Student ID number handy when voting, as it is required for identification purposes. The elections are being held from March 7th through March 14th, midnight EDT.

This is to fulfill the terms of office for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year. Elections for the 2007-08 academic year will be held at the end of April.

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

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
-------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm

Noyes Hall, Andover Newton Theological School


Please plan to join us for a fun evening event where we get to move our bodies and make connections between ANTS and Hebrew College students!

"LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU": A Night of Creative Movement and Dancelike Rhythms For All (no experience needed)

Come to get down with the Divine and/or hang out with JOTH friends. We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. Movement will be adaptable for all levels and types of participation. Conversation and refreshments to follow. Come check it out, whatever your comfort with dance.

Facilitated by an expert movement teacher and spiritual guide, Nicole Churchill, Holistic Health, Yoga / Nia Teacher and Integral Studies Wizard.

Co-Hosted by Leslie Becknell (ANTS) and Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College).

To RSVP and for more information please contact: alysonsolomon@yahoo.com or Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com

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SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8
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NOTE SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Thurs., March 8 10 am - 4:30 pm

Fri., March 9 1 pm - 4 pm

Mon., March 12 10 am - 5 pm

Tues., March 13 1 pm - 6 pm

On Wednesday, March 14, regular hours will resume.

----------------------------
PEACE WEEK 2007
----------------------------
Peace Week Activities


Monday, March 12th

11:00am - Come to the The Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. The Wailing Wall will be available all week for your prayers around issues of peace and justice, or any concerns close to your heart. - Davis\Worcester Hall

12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time of discussion. - Small Dining Room

5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads, Make Your Own and listen to suggestions on how they can be used in your spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis, really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room


Tuesday, March 13th

12-1:00pm - "Angels Hovering Round: Witness to the Faces of the Border"-- The border-crossing trip this year traveled to the US-Mexico border to study immigration issues. We offer a witness to the faces and stories of immigration and some perspectives for theological dialogue. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a Christian community. - Small Dining Room

4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time, for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room

5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth" and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes

6-8:00pm - Preaching Peace: Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room


Wednesday, March 14th

12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House


Friday, March 16th

6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant

------------------------------------------
Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
------------------------------------------
To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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

------------------------------------------
The Commencement Committee Seeks Input
------------------------------------------

The Commencement Committee seeks input from graduating students for the Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies.

We are asking for your input on three elements of Commencement:
- Theme (in a separate invite, cover artwork will be solicited from the student body)
- Scripture[s]
- Faculty speaker/preacher - at the Friday Baccalaureate service.

We thank the students who already have sent us info.
This is a Final Call! Please send your suggestions by Friday March 9th.
Reply to Theresa Stirling (tstirling@ants.edu) or Jim Hinds (jhinds@ants.edu). Or speak to us.

Thanks, Theresa & Jim

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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

-------------------------------------------------
Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
-------------------------------------------------
A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

--------------------------------------------------------------
Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento


-------------------------------------------------
V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
-------------------------------------------------
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. Please note that this is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

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

-------------------------------
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!

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

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, March 7, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Episcopal Worship Service
- Student Association Elections Online

REVIEW

- Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
- SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8
- Nursing Employment Opportunity
- Doctors in ANTS Insurance Network
- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- The Commencement Committee Seeks Input
- Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Unique Opportunity
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
- Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
- Financial Aid Fall 2007
- V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
- Community Art Exhibit

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

Please join us for a service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our presider will be The Rev.
Dr. Sze-kar Wan. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome!

"Shelter me, O God, beyond my wants, beyond my needs, from death into life."

Janice C. Ford

------------------------------------------
Student Association Elections Online
------------------------------------------
March 7th through March 14th

The Student Association elections for Vice President and Secretary is being conducted online at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=151163440101

Please have your Student ID number handy when voting, as it is required for identification purposes. The elections are being held from March 7th through March 14th, midnight EDT.

This is to fulfill the terms of office for the remainder of the 2006-07 academic year. Elections for the 2007-08 academic year will be held at the end of April.

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

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
-------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm

Noyes Hall, Andover Newton Theological School


Please plan to join us for a fun evening event where we get to move our bodies and make connections between ANTS and Hebrew College students!

"LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU": A Night of Creative Movement and Dancelike Rhythms For All (no experience needed)

Come to get down with the Divine and/or hang out with JOTH friends. We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. Movement will be adaptable for all levels and types of participation. Conversation and refreshments to follow. Come check it out, whatever your comfort with dance.

Facilitated by an expert movement teacher and spiritual guide, Nicole Churchill, Holistic Health, Yoga / Nia Teacher and Integral Studies Wizard.

Co-Hosted by Leslie Becknell (ANTS) and Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College).

To RSVP and for more information please contact: alysonsolomon@yahoo.com or Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com

-----------------------------------------------------
SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8
-----------------------------------------------------
NOTE SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Thurs., March 8 10 am - 4:30 pm

Fri., March 9 1 pm - 4 pm

Mon., March 12 10 am - 5 pm

Tues., March 13 1 pm - 6 pm

On Wednesday, March 14, regular hours will resume.

------------------------------
Nursing Employment Opportunity
------------------------------
The Lincoln Public Schools is desperately looking for a nurse (LPN or RN) to accompany a student with special needs on the bus to and from school. Exact hours to be determined, up to 5 hours per day (2.5 hours morning trip and 2.5 hours for the afternoon trip.)

Starting: Immediately

Compensation: $28.00 per hour

Please send letter of interest, resume, evidence of licensure, transcripts and three (3) letters of reference to:
Michael Brandmeyer, Superintendent
Lincoln Public Schools
6 Ballfield Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

---------------------------------
Doctors in ANTS Insurance Network
---------------------------------
For those of you on the ANTS student insurance plan, you can locate a physician in the network by going to: http://www.firsthealth.com/medicalEd/logon.do

You can search for various specialties (or a General Practitioner) and designate only those within a 5 mile radius of Newton Centre. Let me know if you have questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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PEACE WEEK 2007
----------------------------
Peace Week Activities

Monday, March 12th

11:00am - Come to the The Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. The Wailing Wall will be available all week for your prayers around issues of peace and justice, or any concerns close to your heart. - Davis\Worcester Hall

12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time of discussion. - Small Dining Room

5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads, Make Your Own and listen to suggestions on how they can be used in your spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis, really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room

Tuesday, March 13th

12-1:00pm - "Angels Hovering Round: Witness to the Faces of the Border"-- The border-crossing trip this year traveled to the US-Mexico border to study immigration issues. We offer a witness to the faces and stories of immigration and some perspectives for theological dialogue. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a Christian community. - Small Dining Room

4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time, for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room

5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth" and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes

6-8:00pm - Preaching Peace: Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room


Wednesday, March 14th

12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House

Friday, March 16th

6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant

------------------------------------------
Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
------------------------------------------
To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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

------------------------------------------
The Commencement Committee Seeks Input
------------------------------------------

The Commencement Committee seeks input from graduating students for the Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies.

We are asking for your input on three elements of Commencement:
- Theme (in a separate invite, cover artwork will be solicited from the student body)
- Scripture[s]
- Faculty speaker/preacher - at the Friday Baccalaureate service.

We thank the students who already have sent us info.
This is a Final Call! Please send your suggestions by Friday March 9th.
Reply to Theresa Stirling (tstirling@ants.edu) or Jim Hinds (jhinds@ants.edu). Or speak to us.

Thanks, Theresa & Jim

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

-------------------------------------------------
Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
-------------------------------------------------
A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

—------------------------------------
Unique Opportunity!!
—------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-being" - April 26-27, a Conference and symposium sponsored by Andover Newton Tehological School, the Boston Theological Institute, and the Templeton Foundation. Day One: Public mini-conference. Students and faculty of the BTI schools along with interested members of the community are invited to learn about what is on the horizonb in terms of biological repair, enhancement for humans, and the kinds of interface this may involve between humans and other biological systems or technology.

April 26 PUBLIC DAY
3-5 pm. Sessions based on the top submissions to the Human Nature Project.
5-6 pm - Lecture by Dr. David Page - title tbd. -Topic: a view from the biological frontier. Information important to people asked to develop educational and theological responses that will better prepare churches to play a positive role in this new environment.
6-7:15 - Supper - complimentary but sign up required (pdeck@ants.edu)
7:30 Public lecture by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner - "Genetic Eschatology" - a view from the theological/ethical frontier to interpret the biotech advances.

April 27 - Colloquium by invitation only.

More information will be available soon.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento

-----------------------------------------------------------
Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
-----------------------------------------------------------

William R. Johnson Scholarship for Openly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &Transgender

* Members of United Church of Christ
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV program
* Openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
* Enrolled full or part time Fall 2007
* Deadline April 1, 2007

CANNON SCHOLARSHIP

* Members of the United Church of Christ, Christian Church, Presbyterian Church, or United Methodist Church
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV Program
* Enrolled full time in the 2007 Fall semester
* Plan to serve as a United States military chaplain (active duty, reserve, or National Guard
* Deadline April 1, 2007

Make a Difference Doctoral

* Members of the United Church of Christ
* Enrolled in A Doctoral Program
* Enrolled in the 2007 Fall semester
* Deadline March 20, 2007

Bellevue Heights Church - American Baptist Foundation

* Enrolled in a degree program (no DMIN)
* Enrolled full time (12 credits per semester)
* 2.5 GPA
* Member of American Baptist Church
* Be involved in ministry
* Deadline April 15, 2007

Sara Owen Etheridge Scholarship

* Baptist woman who has been or is a resident of Georgia
* Completed at least 30 hours of seminary education (master or doctoral level)
* Deadline March 15, 2007

Hale Donation Scholarship Fund

* Must show financial need
* Preferential treatment to applicants from Tolland County, CT, but will accept applications from other parts of the country
* Preparing for the Christian ministry in the United Church of Christ
* Deadline May 1, 2007

John J Ingalls Memorial Scholarship

* Resident of Massachusetts
* Student diagnosed with a physical disability
* Deadline April 13, 2007

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

------------------------------
Financial Aid Fall 2007
------------------------------

Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA either on line at www.FAFSA.ed.gov or a paper application that is available in the Financial Aid Office. You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial Aid Application which is available on our website or a paper application, available in the Financial Aid Office. In order for your application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2006 Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2007. Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

-------------------------------------------------
V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
-------------------------------------------------
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. Please note that this is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

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

-------------------------------
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!

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, March 6, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
- SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8
- Nursing Employment Opportunity
- Doctors in ANTS Insurance Network

REVIEW

- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- The Commencement Committee Seeks Input
- International Women's Day Chapel - March 7
- Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
- Photos Available on the Web Site
- Yoga Announcement
- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Unique Opportunity
- Abrahamic Interfaith Forum
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
- Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
- Financial Aid Fall 2007
- V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
- SA Officer Candidate Forum
- Community Art Exhibit

-------------------------------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill: "Let the Spirit Move You"
-------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm

Noyes Hall, Andover Newton Theological School


Please plan to join us for a fun evening event where we get to move our bodies and make connections between ANTS and Hebrew College students!

"LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU": A Night of Creative Movement and Dancelike Rhythms For All (no experience needed)

Come to get down with the Divine and/or hang out with JOTH friends. We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. Movement will be adaptable for all levels and types of participation. Conversation and refreshments to follow. Come check it out, whatever your comfort with dance.

Facilitated by an expert movement teacher and spiritual guide, Nicole Churchill, Holistic Health, Yoga / Nia Teacher and Integral Studies Wizard.

Co-Hosted by Leslie Becknell (ANTS) and Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College).

To RSVP and for more information please contact: alysonsolomon@yahoo.com or Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com

-----------------------------------------------------
SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8
-----------------------------------------------------
NOTE SPECIAL BOOKSTORE HOURS BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Thurs., March 8 10 am - 4:30 pm

Fri., March 9 1 pm - 4 pm

Mon., March 12 10 am - 5 pm

Tues., March 13 1 pm - 6 pm

On Wednesday, March 14, regular hours will resume.

------------------------------
Nursing Employment Opportunity
------------------------------
The Lincoln Public Schools is desperately looking for a nurse (LPN or RN) to accompany a student with special needs on the bus to and from school. Exact hours to be determined, up to 5 hours per day (2.5 hours morning trip and 2.5 hours for the afternoon trip.)

Starting: Immediately

Compensation: $28.00 per hour

Please send letter of interest, resume, evidence of licensure, transcripts and three (3) letters of reference to:
Michael Brandmeyer, Superintendent
Lincoln Public Schools
6 Ballfield Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

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Doctors in ANTS Insurance Network
---------------------------------
For those of you on the ANTS student insurance plan, you can locate a physician in the network by going to: http://www.firsthealth.com/medicalEd/logon.do

You can search for various specialties (or a General Practitioner) and designate only those within a 5 mile radius of Newton Centre. Let me know if you have questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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PEACE WEEK 2007
----------------------------
Peace Week Activities

Monday, March 12th

11:00am - Come to the The Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. The Wailing Wall will be available all week for your prayers around issues of peace and justice, or any concerns close to your heart. - Davis\Worcester Hall

12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time of discussion. - Small Dining Room

5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads, Make Your Own and listen to suggestions on how they can be used in your spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis, really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room

Tuesday, March 13th

12-1:00pm - "Angels Hovering Round: Witness to the Faces of the Border"-- The border-crossing trip this year traveled to the US-Mexico border to study immigration issues. We offer a witness to the faces and stories of immigration and some perspectives for theological dialogue. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a Christian community. - Small Dining Room

4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time, for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room

5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth" and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes

6-8:00pm - Preaching Peace: Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room


Wednesday, March 14th

12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's House

5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

6-8:00pm - JOTH - "Let The Spirit Move For Peace" - We will gather to move and groove. No experience necessary. Just an open heart and willing spirit. Come wearing comfortable clothes. - Upper Noyes

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the visual arts. - Meeting House

Friday, March 16th

6-7:00pm - We'll provide the pizza, you bring your drink of choice, to celebrate the week before we settle in to watch the movie (or just come for fellowship if you've already seen it.) - Sturtevant

7-9:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Sturtevant

------------------------------------------
Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
------------------------------------------
To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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

------------------------------------------
The Commencement Committee Seeks Input
------------------------------------------

The Commencement Committee seeks input from graduating students for the Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies.

We are asking for your input on three elements of Commencement:
- Theme (in a separate invite, cover artwork will be solicited from the student body)
- Scripture[s]
- Faculty speaker/preacher - at the Friday Baccalaureate service.

We thank the students who already have sent us info.
This is a Final Call! Please send your suggestions by Friday March 9th.
Reply to Theresa Stirling (tstirling@ants.edu) or Jim Hinds (jhinds@ants.edu). Or speak to us.

Thanks, Theresa & Jim

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International Women's Day Chapel - March 7
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This week's chapel marks the community's celebration of International Women's Day. In honoring this day, we will gather in Colby Chapel for the community chapel service on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, from 1 - 1:50 p.m. The speaker will be Ms. Bishnu Pariyar, a Nepalese human rights activits and the founder of "EDWON," a grass-roots non-profit working to empower poor (Dalit) women in Nepal ("Empowering Dalit Women of Nepal"). For information on this organization, see http://www.edwon.org/ .

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Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

------------------------------------------
Photos Available on the Web Site
------------------------------------------
Visit the Web site to follow the progress of the construction of the new Wilson CHapel:
http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

Photos from the Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor are also available on the Web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/photos/taylorreception/index.htm

For more photo albums, visit:
http://www.ants.edu/photos/index.htm

------------------------
Yoga Announcement
------------------------
Yoga every Wednesday 8 am in Peck Conference Room

Beginning to feel stressed this semester? Have you been to the gym lately?
What are you doing to take care of yourself?

Why not join us Wednesday morning at 8 am in the Peck Room
for 50 minutes of stress reduction, centering and generally great relaxation with yoga instructor Dana Moore. If you come, you will be glad you did and you will be more awake for the rest of your day!.

Free, gift of FHS to the community.

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

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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

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Unique Opportunity!!
—------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-being" - April 26-27, a Conference and symposium sponsored by Andover Newton Tehological School, the Boston Theological Institute, and the Templeton Foundation. Day One: Public mini-conference. Students and faculty of the BTI schools along with interested members of the community are invited to learn about what is on the horizonb in terms of biological repair, enhancement for humans, and the kinds of interface this may involve between humans and other biological systems or technology.

April 26 PUBLIC DAY
3-5 pm. Sessions based on the top submissions to the Human Nature Project.
5-6 pm - Lecture by Dr. David Page - title tbd. -Topic: a view from the biological frontier. Information important to people asked to develop educational and theological responses that will better prepare churches to play a positive role in this new environment.
6-7:15 - Supper - complimentary but sign up required (pdeck@ants.edu)
7:30 Public lecture by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner - "Genetic Eschatology" - a view from the theological/ethical frontier to interpret the biotech advances.

April 27 - Colloquium by invitation only.

More information will be available soon.

-----------------------------------
Abrahamic Interfaith Forum
-----------------------------------
March 6, 13 and 20
6:30-9pm
other
Temple Beth El, 2 Concord Ave., Belmont
More info: http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org

Description:

An Interfaith Forum on Repentance and Reconcilation sponsored by First Church in Cambridge. Professors Greg Mobley, Or Rose and Farid Esack are featured speakers. Refreshments, conversation, music of DUNYA.

Contact: Edie Howe
Email: edithowe@aol.com

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento

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Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
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William R. Johnson Scholarship for Openly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &Transgender

* Members of United Church of Christ
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV program
* Openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
* Enrolled full or part time Fall 2007
* Deadline April 1, 2007

CANNON SCHOLARSHIP

* Members of the United Church of Christ, Christian Church, Presbyterian Church, or United Methodist Church
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV Program
* Enrolled full time in the 2007 Fall semester
* Plan to serve as a United States military chaplain (active duty, reserve, or National Guard
* Deadline April 1, 2007

Make a Difference Doctoral

* Members of the United Church of Christ
* Enrolled in A Doctoral Program
* Enrolled in the 2007 Fall semester
* Deadline March 20, 2007

Bellevue Heights Church - American Baptist Foundation

* Enrolled in a degree program (no DMIN)
* Enrolled full time (12 credits per semester)
* 2.5 GPA
* Member of American Baptist Church
* Be involved in ministry
* Deadline April 15, 2007

Sara Owen Etheridge Scholarship

* Baptist woman who has been or is a resident of Georgia
* Completed at least 30 hours of seminary education (master or doctoral level)
* Deadline March 15, 2007

Hale Donation Scholarship Fund

* Must show financial need
* Preferential treatment to applicants from Tolland County, CT, but will accept applications from other parts of the country
* Preparing for the Christian ministry in the United Church of Christ
* Deadline May 1, 2007

John J Ingalls Memorial Scholarship

* Resident of Massachusetts
* Student diagnosed with a physical disability
* Deadline April 13, 2007

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

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Financial Aid Fall 2007
------------------------------

Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA either on line at www.FAFSA.ed.gov or a paper application that is available in the Financial Aid Office. You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial Aid Application which is available on our website or a paper application, available in the Financial Aid Office. In order for your application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2006 Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2007. Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

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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. Please note that this is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

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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SA Officer Candidate Forum
----------------------------------
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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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!

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

Monday, March 05, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, March 5, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- PEACE WEEK 2007
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
- The Commencement Committee Seeks Input
- International Women's Day Chapel - March 7
- Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
- Photos Available on the Web Site
- Yoga Announcement

REVIEW

- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Unique Opportunity
- Abrahamic Interfaith Forum
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
- Staff Transitions
- Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
- Financial Aid Fall 2007
- Holy Play: A New Book By Kirk Byron Jones
- V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
- SA Officer Candidate Forum
- Community Art Exhibit

----------------------------
PEACE WEEK 2007
----------------------------
Peace Week Activities

Monday, March 12th

8:00am - Come help setup the Wailing Wall exhibit in front of Davis\Worcester Hall. This wall will be in place throughout Peace Week to offer people an

opportunity to deposit a slip of paper into the wall with wishes or prayers on it. - Davis\Worcester Hall


12-1:00 pm - "Beyond Retribution" - Come watch the compelling documentary produced by the September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows. Followed by a time

of discussion. - Small Dining Room


5-6:00 pm - "Prayer Beads" with Judy Brandon - Come learn about the rich tradition of Prayer Beads and suggestions on how they might be of some use in your

spiritual life. - Small Dining Room

7-9:00 pm - "Torture: It is The Ticking Time-bomb" - Dr. George Hunsinger, the McCord professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and

founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join us to discuss torture in our midst. Is torture, when practiced on a systematic basis,

really about interrogation or not in fact primarily a form of social and political intimidation? - Peck Room

Tuesday, March 13th

12-1:00pm - "Border Crossing" - Mexico, January 2007. Come hear about the inspiring stories and see the wonderful photos taken by ANTS students on their

recent trip. - Upper Noyes

3-4:00pm - "Decade to Overcome Violence" with Kurt Walker - Come listen to the World Council of Churches' initiative to tackle violence together as a

Christian community. - Small Dining Room


4:15-5:15pm - "Peace Pilgrim" with Kathleen Abel - Learn about the life and journey of the Peace Pilgrim as she strives, one step at a time,

for peace for all mankind. - Peck Room


5-9:00pm - "Walking the Labyrinth and "World Map" - Take some time to explore your spirituality as you explore the Labyrinth. Light a candle and place it on

the map in an area of the world you feel needs prayers and peace. - Upper Noyes


6-8:00pm - "Preaching Peace": Allie Perry - Proclaiming One's Faith Without Losing One's Job". How to preach Jesus' message of Love while still being

pastorally sensitive to our congregations. - Peck Room


Wednesday, March 14th

12-12:50pm - Weekly Peace Vigil - Share your concerns regarding acts of violence you may have witnessed during the week and celebrations regarding any acts

of peace you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in prayer. - Quad (Peace Pole)

1-2:00pm - Chapel - Mark Heim and the Peace Fellowship - Chapel

4-6:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will transform you too. - Peck Room


Thursday, March 15th

12-2:00pm - "Dialogue regarding Military Chaplains coming to ANTS" - Give yourselves the opportunity to talk about this issue that has generated so much

discussion on campus. - Upper Noyes

2:30-3:45pm - President Nick Carter—"A Walk Toward Peace" - Come listen to Nick Carter discuss his own spiritual journey on the road to Peace.—President's

House


5-6:00pm - "Veterans For Peace" - Eric Wasileski - President of the Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, talks about what it means to be a veteran of

a foreign war, a war protestor and a propagator of peace. - Small Dining Room

7-10:00pm - Art Night - The Art of Peace. Weekly Art Night will be offering the opportunity for you to express your vision of Peace with the medium of the

visual arts. - Meeting House


Friday, March 16th

7-10:00pm - "An Inconvenient Truth" - DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT THE FIRST TIME? Come see the movie that has transformed a movement and will

transform you too. - Sturtevant


Peace,

Kurt Walker

150A Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

------------------------------------------
Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, March 15
------------------------------------------
To all students considering Field Education for 2007:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Please attend a one-hour information session with the Field Education Program Staff.
All sessions will be held in the Peck Room at 1PM

March 15
April 12

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

------------------------------------------
The Commencement Committee Seeks Input
------------------------------------------

The Commencement Committee seeks input from graduating students for the Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies.

We are asking for your input on three elements of Commencement:
- Theme (in a separate invite, cover artwork will be solicited from the student body)
- Scripture[s]
- Faculty speaker/preacher - at the Friday Baccalaureate service.

We thank the students who already have sent us info.
This is a Final Call! Please send your suggestions by Friday March 9th.
Reply to Theresa Stirling (tstirling@ants.edu) or Jim Hinds (jhinds@ants.edu). Or speak to us.

Thanks, Theresa & Jim

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
International Women's Day Chapel - March 7
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This week's chapel marks the community's celebration of International Women's Day. In honoring this day, we will gather in Colby Chapel for the community chapel service on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, from 1 - 1:50 p.m. The speaker will be Ms. Bishnu Pariyar, a Nepalese human rights activits and the founder of "EDWON," a grass-roots non-profit working to empower poor (Dalit) women in Nepal ("Empowering Dalit Women of Nepal"). For information on this organization, see http://www.edwon.org/ .

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Art Exhibit: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope."
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
March 5 - April 5
Reception: March 29

This week also marks the opening of a new exhibit in the Meetinghouse, a gathering of art celebrating women from around the world: "WomenWatch: A Celebration of Hope." The exhibit has a range of media, and represents ten international artists living and working in the Boston area. It will be up until April 5; a public reception (5 p.m.), with poetry reading (7 p.m.) and international music performance (8 p.m.), will be held in the Meetinghouse on Thursday, March 29. The public is warmly invited.

------------------------------------------
Photos Available on the Web Site
------------------------------------------
Visit the Web site to follow the progress of the construction of the new Wilson CHapel:
http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

Photos from the Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor are also available on the Web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/photos/taylorreception/index.htm

For more photo albums, visit:
http://www.ants.edu/photos/index.htm

------------------------
Yoga Announcement
------------------------
Yoga every Wednesday 8 am in Peck Conference Room

Beginning to feel stressed this semester? Have you been to the gym lately?
What are you doing to take care of yourself?

Why not join us Wednesday morning at 8 am in the Peck Room
for 50 minutes of stress reduction, centering and generally great relaxation with yoga instructor Dana Moore. If you come, you will be glad you did and you will be more awake for the rest of your day!.

Free, gift of FHS to the community.

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

-------------------------------------------------
Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
-------------------------------------------------
A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

—------------------------------------
Unique Opportunity!!
—------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-being" - April 26-27, a Conference and symposium sponsored by Andover Newton Tehological School, the Boston Theological Institute, and the Templeton Foundation. Day One: Public mini-conference. Students and faculty of the BTI schools along with interested members of the community are invited to learn about what is on the horizonb in terms of biological repair, enhancement for humans, and the kinds of interface this may involve between humans and other biological systems or technology.

April 26 PUBLIC DAY
3-5 pm. Sessions based on the top submissions to the Human Nature Project.
5-6 pm - Lecture by Dr. David Page - title tbd. -Topic: a view from the biological frontier. Information important to people asked to develop educational and theological responses that will better prepare churches to play a positive role in this new environment.
6-7:15 - Supper - complimentary but sign up required (pdeck@ants.edu)
7:30 Public lecture by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner - "Genetic Eschatology" - a view from the theological/ethical frontier to interpret the biotech advances.

April 27 - Colloquium by invitation only.

More information will be available soon.

-----------------------------------
Abrahamic Interfaith Forum
-----------------------------------
March 6, 13 and 20
6:30-9pm
other
Temple Beth El, 2 Concord Ave., Belmont
More info: http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org

Description:

An Interfaith Forum on Repentance and Reconcilation sponsored by First Church in Cambridge. Professors Greg Mobley, Or Rose and Farid Esack are featured speakers. Refreshments, conversation, music of DUNYA.

Contact: Edie Howe
Email: edithowe@aol.com

--------------------------------------------------------------
Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento

---------------------
Staff Transitions
---------------------

Good people:

It is with regret that I announce two of our staff members are readying to leave Andover Newton.

Effective March 9, Desne Crossley will be leaving ANTS to become the Associate Director of Major Gifts at Simmons College. Desne has worked here leading our Institutional Advancement Team for more than two years and brought a faith-filled enthusiasm to her work every day. She is excited about the new position at Simmons and what it offers at this moment in her life. We are all grateful for the time she shared with us. A farewell party will be held for Desne on Wednesday March 7 at 3PM in the Peck Room.

Effective May 31, Karen Brockney will be retiring from her position as Director of E Communications at ANTS. Karen has made a significant mark here in both her innovative leadership of our website and in her tireless work with the school's comprehensive database. We have learned to depend on Karen and her gentle style of enabling us to enter the worlds of technology. She will not be easy to replace. As much as she loves ANTS, Karen and her husband are looking forward eagerly to a time of extended travel and relaxation as they move into the long-anticipated retirement chapter of their lives. We will share more plans about saying farewell to Karen in about 6 weeks.

Andover Newton has been blessed with a remarkable level of stability in its faculty and staff through the years. This says a great deal about the level of dedication and hard work we enjoy here. It also makes it hard for us when natural life transitions occur. Jealously, we want to hang on to our colleagues for as long as we can. Yet, while we cannot know who or when, we know that some changes are inevitable. Thus, our challenge in the face of change is to model our deeply held values of gratitude for what each of these people have brought us, offer them our prayers and good wishes, and say good bye in a spirit of joy for what lies ahead for them.

N.

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Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
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William R. Johnson Scholarship for Openly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &Transgender

* Members of United Church of Christ
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV program
* Openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
* Enrolled full or part time Fall 2007
* Deadline April 1, 2007

CANNON SCHOLARSHIP

* Members of the United Church of Christ, Christian Church, Presbyterian Church, or United Methodist Church
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV Program
* Enrolled full time in the 2007 Fall semester
* Plan to serve as a United States military chaplain (active duty, reserve, or National Guard
* Deadline April 1, 2007

Make a Difference Doctoral

* Members of the United Church of Christ
* Enrolled in A Doctoral Program
* Enrolled in the 2007 Fall semester
* Deadline March 20, 2007

Bellevue Heights Church - American Baptist Foundation

* Enrolled in a degree program (no DMIN)
* Enrolled full time (12 credits per semester)
* 2.5 GPA
* Member of American Baptist Church
* Be involved in ministry
* Deadline April 15, 2007

Sara Owen Etheridge Scholarship

* Baptist woman who has been or is a resident of Georgia
* Completed at least 30 hours of seminary education (master or doctoral level)
* Deadline March 15, 2007

Hale Donation Scholarship Fund

* Must show financial need
* Preferential treatment to applicants from Tolland County, CT, but will accept applications from other parts of the country
* Preparing for the Christian ministry in the United Church of Christ
* Deadline May 1, 2007

John J Ingalls Memorial Scholarship

* Resident of Massachusetts
* Student diagnosed with a physical disability
* Deadline April 13, 2007

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

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Financial Aid Fall 2007
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Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA either on line at www.FAFSA.ed.gov or a paper application that is available in the Financial Aid Office. You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial Aid Application which is available on our website or a paper application, available in the Financial Aid Office. In order for your application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2006 Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2007. Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

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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. Please note that this is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

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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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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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!

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

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, March 5, 2007 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Monday:
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays
- SA Officer Candidate Forum - Monday, March 6

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Mandala Meditation Group - Begins February 27

Wednesday:
- Yoga Wednesday Mornings
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- International Women's Day Chapel - March 7, 2007
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Walk - Wednesdays

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Peace Fellowship Meetings/Peace Week Planning - Thursday, March 8
- V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion - Thursday, March 8

Sunday- Tuesday:
- Lenten Retreat - March 11-13, 2007

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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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SA Officer Candidate Forum - Monday, March 6
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Peace Fellowship Meetings/Peace Week Planning - Thursday, March 8
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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:
March 8

Cynthia Knowles
cynthia@iecc.com

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V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion - Thursday, March 8
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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. Please note that this is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Space is limited to sixteen.

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

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

Friday, March 02, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, March 2, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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Sexuality and the Church
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Three sessions in Lent focusing on the theology and psychology of sexuality, gender-consciousness, marriage, and their effect on how we do church. Sponsored by the Western Area Leadership Academy. Sat Mar 17, 9-3 Rev. Leanne Tigert (writer, activist, member of Andover Newton faculty) A Theology of Sexuality: Pastoral Care in Relation to Marriage, Divorce, Premarital Sex, Infidelity, Infertility and Abortion; Sat Mar 24, 9-1 Rev. Ann B.Day (Pastor, Past Coordinator of UCC's ONA Program) Sexual Orientation and the Open and Affirming Church; Sat Mar 31, 9-1 Rev Nancy Taylor (Pastor of Old South Church Boston, Past Minister and President of MACUCC) Marriage, Sexuality, and the Church.
All sessions will be held at Easthampton Congregational Church, UCC, 112 Main St, EAsthampton, MA
To register: Send check for $120* (made out to Western Area Office, UCC) along with your name, address, phone and email to Western Area Office, UCC, P.O. Box 443, Ludlow, MA 01095 *Scholarships are available. Contact Rev. Peter Wells at 413-589-7034 for more information.

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Journey to a Hate Free Millennium: A Film Presentation
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Congregational Church of Needham, UCC
Sunday, March 18
7-9 pm
Fellowship Hall
Discussion and Refreshments
Wheelchair Accessible

A story of compassion and hope, this gripping documentary tells the
stories of the vicious murder of Matthew Shepard, the horrendous
dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., and the Columbine High School
shootings, told through interviews with the families the victims. The
film also features interviews with a reformed neo-Nazi, as well as
students, teachers, celebrities and others moved by these events. This
film encourages dialogue and action to stop acts of violence and hate.
Come be part of the solution.

Songs by Elton John and Olivia Newton-John

Sponsored by the Open and Affirming (ONA) Committee
Congregational Church of Needham, UCC
as part of Needham's "No Place for Hate" Campaign

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Returning to God: An Interfaith Forum on Repentance and Reconciliation
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sponsored by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC
Tuesday Evening Forums
6:30 p.m. refreshments
7:15 *€" 9 p.m. Lecture, Music & Conversation
at
Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA *
child care and parking available

Tuesday, March 6th *€" Featured Speaker: Or Rose, Rabbi and Instructor of Rabbinics and Jewish Thought and Coordinator of Informal Education in the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College.

Tuesday, March 13th *€" Featured Speaker: Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Andover Newton Theological School and an ordained American Baptist minister.

Tuesday, March 20th *€" Featured Speaker: Farid Esak, Visiting Professor at Harvard Divinity School for the 2006-07 academic year and a South African Muslim theologian.

All three scholars will be available each night to respond to each other's reflections on the practices and theological understandings of repentance and reconciliation in their respective traditions. Each evening will also feature a brief performance by the widely acclaimed musical group DUNYA, who will present excerpts of "The Psalms of Ali Ufki", an interfaith concert of sacred music which explores the musical and textual traditions of Judaism, Turkish Sufism, Greek Orthodox and Protestant Christianity.

*At the corner of Concord and Blanchard Rd. opposite Fresh Pond Park
MBTA accessible by the #74 & #78 bus. Best bus stop: Sancta Maria Hospital

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Meet Julia Bolton Holloway
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In a rare appearance, Julia Bolton Holloway will be giving a talk on women's creativity at Wellesley College. Now in her early 70's, she is the author of some 16 books, innovator of the Fiore Mazzei library in Florence, Italy that's dedicated to work on and by women's creative and spiritual lives. A renown book maker, she also organizes the international symposium, "The City and the Book," in Florence, celebrating centuries of women's creative writing. The talk is entitled "Women in Their Own Write Finding Words, Crafting Books Voices Medieval and Modern." Ms. Holloway is a scholar and bookmaker and her interests include: Medieval Manuscripts, Theology, Hebrew Scriptures, Greek Testament, Monasticism, Ecumenicism, Godfriends, Contemplation, Work/Study/Prayer, Pilgrimage, Jerusalem, Carpentry, Typesetting, Bookbinding, Painting and Trauma Healing. She is truly a Rennaissance woman. More information is available on her website: http://www.umilta.net/vita.html.

Please come meet Julia Bolton Holloway, Monday, March 5th, 2007 at 4:30 in Library Lecture Room, Clapp Library, Wellesley College. Free parking garage available on campus at Route 135 entrance.

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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Launches the Interfaith Youth Initiative (I-FYI)
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July 7-15, 2007 and beyond!

Save the date! Nominate youth and young adults today!

I-FYI is a uniquely powerful and transformative experience designed for teens (ages 15-18), as well as college and graduate students serving as mentors and staff.

The theme is "Living the Beloved Community." Together we will update and enact Dr. King's radical spiritual vision of justice and peace, through the eyes of the millennial/Hip-Hop generation.

I-FYI will focus on 5 Core Values: Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and Serving Others.

This program offers a powerful, fun, and dynamic mix of community building, workshops, service experiences, and learning trips which will engage urban and suburban realities. Participants will learn about their own leadership and peacemaking styles and develop new skills for transformation in their schools, communities, and congregations. Youth will create film, art, poetry/spoken word, dance and theological reflections on our vision of justice and peace.

Participants will come from diverse religious backgrounds and grow more deeply in their own faith traditions through dialogue and action with others. Leadership will come from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. All are welcome.

Come join us for this nine day residential immersion experience (July 7-15), with ongoing opportunities in the academic year for mentoring, retreats, and support in pursuing your academic and professional dreams.

For more information: contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt Carriker at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,

www.coopmet.org

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"Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible"
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An interdisciplinary conference on the Jewish and Christian afterlives of scriptural women like the midwives of Exodus, the daughter of Jephthah, the wise woman of Abel and the wife of Job. Speakers will explore the appearance of these figures in exegesis, midrash, literature, and the visual arts.

All conference events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or crissy@bu.edu.

http://www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/little%20women.htm


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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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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, March 2, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
- Unique Opportunity
- Abrahamic Interfaith Forum
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15

REVIEW

- Staff Transitions
- Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
- Financial Aid Fall 2007
- Holy Play: A New Book By Kirk Byron Jones
- V for Vendetta: Screening and Discussion
- SA Officer Candidate Forum
- Conference on Ministries and Northeast Seminary Swing- this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
- 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
- Compassionate Visit II - Saturday, March 3
- Purim Celebration
- Promotion Committee Seeks Mobley Feedback


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Creating Healing Connections in Faith Communities - March 21, 2007
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A Day on the Hill
Wednesday March 21, 2007
9:00 -3:15
Peck Conference Room
Worcester Hall

A health and healing ministry was an integral part of the early Christian church. Wholistic care was a prevalent practice. Over the centuries with the explosion of medical and scientific knowledge, faith communities deferred to the medical profession as being the more qualified to address issues related to physical and mental health. Faith communities reserved spiritual care as their domain. Within recent decades, both medicine and faith communities have come to realize the benefits of a mutual partnership with integrated care. This alliance yields better results in healing and in the prevention of disease.

Come and join us to find out how your faith community can strengthen the healing connections in your health ministry.

Cost for the day, including lunch is $35. Fee for students is $25. Register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228. Mail checks payable to ANTS to Jennifer Shaw, Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459


Presenters:
Dr. Sophia Harrell, Acting Director Congregational Health Ministry Program
Professor Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Care, Director of Program in Faith, Health and Spirituality
Kathleen Zagata, RN, MS Health Minister, First Congregational Church of Winchester
Julianna Donofrio, Heather Lucas, Nalysnyk Yaroslav, Jan Whitten, Panelist. all students enrolled in program

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/032107healing.pdf

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Unique Opportunity!!
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"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-being" - April 26-27, a Conference and symposium sponsored by Andover Newton Tehological School, the Boston Theological Institute, and the Templeton Foundation. Day One: Public mini-conference. Students and faculty of the BTI schools along with interested members of the community are invited to learn about what is on the horizonb in terms of biological repair, enhancement for humans, and the kinds of interface this may involve between humans and other biological systems or technology.

April 26 PUBLIC DAY
3-5 pm. Sessions based on the top submissions to the Human Nature Project.
5-6 pm - Lecture by Dr. David Page - title tbd. -Topic: a view from the biological frontier. Information important to people asked to develop educational and theological responses that will better prepare churches to play a positive role in this new environment.
6-7:15 - Supper - complimentary but sign up required (pdeck@ants.edu)
7:30 Public lecture by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner - "Genetic Eschatology" - a view from the theological/ethical frontier to interpret the biotech advances.

April 27 - Colloquium by invitation only.

More information will be available soon.

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Abrahamic Interfaith Forum
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March 6, 13 and 20
6:30-9pm
other
Temple Beth El, 2 Concord Ave., Belmont
More info: http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org

Description:

An Interfaith Forum on Repentance and Reconcilation sponsored by First Church in Cambridge. Professors Greg Mobley, Or Rose and Farid Esack are featured speakers. Refreshments, conversation, music of DUNYA.

Contact: Edie Howe
Email: edithowe@aol.com

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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Event - March 15
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians" begins on November 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kris LoFrumento

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Staff Transitions
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Good people:

It is with regret that I announce two of our staff members are readying to leave Andover Newton.

Effective March 9, Desne Crossley will be leaving ANTS to become the Associate Director of Major Gifts at Simmons College. Desne has worked here leading our Institutional Advancement Team for more than two years and brought a faith-filled enthusiasm to her work every day. She is excited about the new position at Simmons and what it offers at this moment in her life. We are all grateful for the time she shared with us. A farewell party will be held for Desne on Wednesday March 7 at 3PM in the Peck Room.

Effective May 31, Karen Brockney will be retiring from her position as Director of E Communications at ANTS. Karen has made a significant mark here in both her innovative leadership of our website and in her tireless work with the school's comprehensive database. We have learned to depend on Karen and her gentle style of enabling us to enter the worlds of technology. She will not be easy to replace. As much as she loves ANTS, Karen and her husband are looking forward eagerly to a time of extended travel and relaxation as they move into the long-anticipated retirement chapter of their lives. We will share more plans about saying farewell to Karen in about 6 weeks.

Andover Newton has been blessed with a remarkable level of stability in its faculty and staff through the years. This says a great deal about the level of dedication and hard work we enjoy here. It also makes it hard for us when natural life transitions occur. Jealously, we want to hang on to our colleagues for as long as we can. Yet, while we cannot know who or when, we know that some changes are inevitable. Thus, our challenge in the face of change is to model our deeply held values of gratitude for what each of these people have brought us, offer them our prayers and good wishes, and say good bye in a spirit of joy for what lies ahead for them.

N.

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Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
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William R. Johnson Scholarship for Openly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &Transgender

* Members of United Church of Christ
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV program
* Openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
* Enrolled full or part time Fall 2007
* Deadline April 1, 2007

CANNON SCHOLARSHIP

* Members of the United Church of Christ, Christian Church, Presbyterian Church, or United Methodist Church
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV Program
* Enrolled full time in the 2007 Fall semester
* Plan to serve as a United States military chaplain (active duty, reserve, or National Guard
* Deadline April 1, 2007

Make a Difference Doctoral

* Members of the United Church of Christ
* Enrolled in A Doctoral Program
* Enrolled in the 2007 Fall semester
* Deadline March 20, 2007

Bellevue Heights Church - American Baptist Foundation

* Enrolled in a degree program (no DMIN)
* Enrolled full time (12 credits per semester)
* 2.5 GPA
* Member of American Baptist Church
* Be involved in ministry
* Deadline April 15, 2007

Sara Owen Etheridge Scholarship

* Baptist woman who has been or is a resident of Georgia
* Completed at least 30 hours of seminary education (master or doctoral level)
* Deadline March 15, 2007

Hale Donation Scholarship Fund

* Must show financial need
* Preferential treatment to applicants from Tolland County, CT, but will accept applications from other parts of the country
* Preparing for the Christian ministry in the United Church of Christ
* Deadline May 1, 2007

John J Ingalls Memorial Scholarship

* Resident of Massachusetts
* Student diagnosed with a physical disability
* Deadline April 13, 2007

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

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Financial Aid Fall 2007
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Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA either on line at www.FAFSA.ed.gov or a paper application that is available in the Financial Aid Office. You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial Aid Application which is available on our website or a paper application, available in the Financial Aid Office. In order for your application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2006 Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2007. Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

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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. Please note that this is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

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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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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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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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

Thursday, March 01, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday March 1, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Staff Transitions
- Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
- Financial Aid Fall 2007
- PeaceBang Brings Us Beauty Tips for Ministers on National TV - March 1, 2007
- Film and TV Fellowship to Show Doctor Who Season 3 Premiere tonight!

REVIEW

- 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!
- 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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Staff Transitions
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Good people:

It is with regret that I announce two of our staff members are readying to leave Andover Newton.

Effective March 9, Desne Crossley will be leaving ANTS to become the Associate Director of Major Gifts at Simmons College. Desne has worked here leading our Institutional Advancement Team for more than two years and brought a faith-filled enthusiasm to her work every day. She is excited about the new position at Simmons and what it offers at this moment in her life. We are all grateful for the time she shared with us. A farewell party will be held for Desne on Wednesday March 7 at 3PM in the Peck Room.

Effective May 31, Karen Brockney will be retiring from her position as Director of E Communications at ANTS. Karen has made a significant mark here in both her innovative leadership of our website and in her tireless work with the school's comprehensive database. We have learned to depend on Karen and her gentle style of enabling us to enter the worlds of technology. She will not be easy to replace. As much as she loves ANTS, Karen and her husband are looking forward eagerly to a time of extended travel and relaxation as they move into the long-anticipated retirement chapter of their lives. We will share more plans about saying farewell to Karen in about 6 weeks.

Andover Newton has been blessed with a remarkable level of stability in its faculty and staff through the years. This says a great deal about the level of dedication and hard work we enjoy here. It also makes it hard for us when natural life transitions occur. Jealously, we want to hang on to our colleagues for as long as we can. Yet, while we cannot know who or when, we know that some changes are inevitable. Thus, our challenge in the face of change is to model our deeply held values of gratitude for what each of these people have brought us, offer them our prayers and good wishes, and say good bye in a spirit of joy for what lies ahead for them.

N.

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Financial Aid Office Announces Fall 2007 Scholarships
-----------------------------------------------------------

William R. Johnson Scholarship for Openly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &Transgender

* Members of United Church of Christ
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV program
* Openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
* Enrolled full or part time Fall 2007
* Deadline April 1, 2007

CANNON SCHOLARSHIP

* Members of the United Church of Christ, Christian Church, Presbyterian Church, or United Methodist Church
* In care with an Association or Conference of the UCC
* Enrolled in MDIV Program
* Enrolled full time in the 2007 Fall semester
* Plan to serve as a United States military chaplain (active duty, reserve, or National Guard
* Deadline April 1, 2007

Make a Difference Doctoral

* Members of the United Church of Christ
* Enrolled in A Doctoral Program
* Enrolled in the 2007 Fall semester
* Deadline March 20, 2007

Bellevue Heights Church - American Baptist Foundation

* Enrolled in a degree program (no DMIN)
* Enrolled full time (12 credits per semester)
* 2.5 GPA
* Member of American Baptist Church
* Be involved in ministry
* Deadline April 15, 2007

Sara Owen Etheridge Scholarship

* Baptist woman who has been or is a resident of Georgia
* Completed at least 30 hours of seminary education (master or doctoral level)
* Deadline March 15, 2007

Hale Donation Scholarship Fund

* Must show financial need
* Preferential treatment to applicants from Tolland County, CT, but will accept applications from other parts of the country
* Preparing for the Christian ministry in the United Church of Christ
* Deadline May 1, 2007

John J Ingalls Memorial Scholarship

* Resident of Massachusetts
* Student diagnosed with a physical disability
* Deadline April 13, 2007

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

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Financial Aid Fall 2007
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Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA either on line at www.FAFSA.ed.gov or a paper application that is available in the Financial Aid Office. You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial Aid Application which is available on our website or a paper application, available in the Financial Aid Office. In order for your application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2006 Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2007. Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

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PeaceBang Brings Us Beauty Tips for Ministers on National TV - March 1, 2007
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Rev. Victoria Weinstein will appear on NightLine Tonight - March 1, 2007 (barring any breaking news).

Rev. Victoria Weinstein, Adjunct faculty at Andover Newton, was recently featured in an article in the Boston Globe. Michael Paulson wrote, "The Rev. Victoria Weinstein, a Unitarian Universalist minister in Norwell, has become an on-line sensation as PeaceBang, a cheeky style maven dispensing advice to fashion-challenged clergy through her blog, Beauty Tips for Ministers."
The article drew national attention, and tonight Nightline (ABC) will feature Rev. Weinstein at 11:30 p.m. Donna Collins, M. Div. student, will also participate in the interview.

Boston Globe Article:
http://www.boston.com/yourlife/fashion/articles/2007/02/18/preaching_fashion/?page=full
PeaceBang:
http://beautytipsforministers.blogspot.com/

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Film and TV Fellowship to Show Doctor Who Season 3 Premiere tonight!
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7pm TONIGHT
Sturtevant

The Film and TV Fellowship extends a cordial invitation to the Andover Newton community to attend a special screening of the Doctor Who Season 3 kickoff special, "The Runaway Bride." The special - to be shown on our lavish projector screen - will begin at 7pm in Sturtevant hall. Come enjoy the wit and magic, the thrills and spills of this timeless British television program! This event is suitable for all ages.

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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. Please note that this is an "R" rated film and not suitable for children.

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


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