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Monday, April 30, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, April 30, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Faith, Health and Spirituality Minsitries Celebration 5 p.m. Tuesday May 1st
- Passion Play (Plus)

REVIEW

- Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
- New Summer 2007 Course
- A Farewell To Colby Chapel
- Future of the Student Association
- Writing Tutor Available
- Summer course update- NEW DATES
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2


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Faith, Health and Spirituality Minsitries Celebration 5 p.m. Tuesday May 1st
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Please join us for hor d'oeuvres and refreshments to celebrate the ministries of FHS. We hope you will come to thank those whose ministries have made a difference in your life. We will thank those who have led the labyrinth, visual arts, ecology, Reiki and spiritual companioning ministries. Come to the FHS Center on the 3rd floor of Sturdevant and join wtih friends in honoring these ministries.

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Passion Play (Plus)
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On Wednesday May 2nd, Jen Munroe-Nathans and Lisa Durkee Abbott will be presenting a project from their Directed Study in WOTA. "Passion Play (Plus)" is a multimedia presentation that will include the read around of the play's text, including many characters--perhaps read by you! We will be presenting in Sturtevant Lounge following the Senior Breakfast, at 11:00, with the presentation lasting around one hour. We hope to see many of you there!


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Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
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Download PDF letter: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/RationaleTuition0708.pdf

Dear ANTS Students,

Beginning next year we will be implementing a multi-tiered tuition structure based on the number of courses you're taking. We wanted to let you know about this new scale and explain why we are moving in this direction.

As you know, there are a number of services that support student life at ANTS, all of which come at a cost. Faculty, staff, the library, cafeteria, building infrastructure and upkeep, IT resources, and more all come at a cost. Regardless of whether you take 1 class or 8 over a given year, all of these resources need to be in place for each of you. Each tuition credit hour you pay provides a partial offset of these costs, although tuition does not cover the full cost of running the school. Up until now we have split these costs evenly across all students, even though those of you who pay more tuition in a given semester are actually contributing more to these costs than are those who take fewer classes. We feel that it is unjust to ask those of you who pay more tuition to continue to cover a disproportionate portion of these costs.

In order to address this concern we are moving to a multi-tiered tuition structure. The more courses you take, the lower your cost per credit hour. In fact, for the first time in recent history those of you who are full-time (24+ credits/year) will pay no increase in tuition at all next year, even though our operating costs have risen. We have elected to give you a 4% discount. Those of you who take 21-23 credits will face the standard 4% increase in tuition, or $450/credit hour. If you take 15-20 credits over the course of a year your tuition will be $500/credit hour, and if you take 0-14 credits your tuition will be $550/credit hour. The total credits for courses you take; fall, winter, spring, and summer, will be added together to get these totals.

Aside from the justice issue described above there are a number of other items we took into consideration as we made this decision:

- We want to continue to support part-time students. Unlike many of our peer institutions who require degree candidates to be full-time (in part because their costs per student go down when they do) we feel it is important to continue to have part-time students at ANTS. We appreciate what you contribute to this community.

- We want to raise the level of financial aid available to students. By making these adjustments we will be able to increase the amount we can discount your cost of attending ANTS. While we offered the equivalent of a 22% discount last year to those with greatest financial need, this year we are increasing that discount to 30%.

- We are concerned about student debt. We know from our own and national data that student indebtedness can make the difference between someone staying in ministry or leaving because they cannot pay back loans. We also know that students who move through seminary more quickly leave with less debt. We want you to have less debt.

- Church bodies have expressed concern to us about the length of time students are taking to complete their studies. We hope this change provides motivation for you to move through your ANTS work more quickly.

- We asked you! In a recent survey on course load many of you indicated that if we made it less expensive to take more courses you would probably elect to take more classes.

As we begin to provide a tuition structure that is fairer across students, we are also working to insure that our course offering match your schedules. We are trying to increase the number of times required courses are offered as well as adjusting the scheduling of these courses in order to make it easier for you to move smoothly toward your goal of graduation. At the same time, we still welcome those of you who want to take your time as you journey through seminary. And for those of you who are seniors, who have pursued your degrees full-time and have very few classes left to take next year, please contact me to discuss what we'll do for you in light of this new schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology

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New Summer 2007 Course
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ETHI 767 J Ethics in Literature- Prof. Dixon
May 29-June1, June 4-8; 9-noon

This course will read both classical and contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.

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A Farewell To Colby Chapel
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Next Wednesday, May 2nd, the traditional Senior Chapel Service will be held at 1:00PM in Colby Chapel. This is the last chapel service of the academic year. It is marked by the offering of 'milk and honey' to the graduating seniors, and has come to be a cherished time in the life of the school.

This year, however, the Senior Chapel Service will take on special meaning. The last service of the year and with the rapidly approaching opening of the new Wilson Chapel, it means this will be the last formal chapel service ever to be held in Colby Chapel. The Chapel, which was first dedicated in 1897 (it was formerly the school's library) and then renovated in 1930, has played a distinctive role in the life of Andover Newton for 110 years. Generations of students have worshiped there. Distinguished faculty and clergy have preached there (one faculty member even died there!). Some have heard their call to ministry there, many have found solace and inspiration there, and countless others preached their first sermon there. Dozens of weddings have taken place there as well.

For this reason, at the close of the Senior Chapel Service, there will be a special ritual of thanksgiving and farewell to Colby Chapel. A central feature of this ritual will be a procession across campus to deliver the sacred objects (cross, candlesticks, Bible, communion ware, etc) to the new Wilson Chapel. Current students, staff and faculty will be joined by Andover Newton alums to participate in this historic moment of transition.

I invite you all to come and be a part of this important ritual. Please feel free to invite others. In this our 200th year as a school we are keenly aware of our past and we know that how we end things is just as important as how we begin things.

President Nick Carter

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Trustees Elect New Faculty
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Good people:

It gives me enormous pleasure to share with you that last night the Andover Newton Board of Trustees received your recommendations with enthusiasm and voted unanimously to elect

Dr. Nimi Wariboko to the position Associate Professor in Katharine B. Stuart Chair of Christian Ethics, effective July 1, 2007. As circumstance would have it, Nimi will be on campus today and tomorrow attending the Templeton conference on Bioethics. If you see him, please offer him a warm welcome.

AND

Dr. Maria Theresa Davila ("MT") to the position of Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics(elect), effective no later July 1, 2008 (pending the departure of Dr. Valerie Dixon). Bill Herzog will be in communication with MT today and further details of her work with us over the next year will be forthcoming.

Following the Board meeting Dean Bill Herzog joined me in telephoning both Nimi and MT to tell them of the Board's decision. Needless, to say it was a happy night for all of us.

You should know that the trustees concluded their voting with a round of applause for all who worked so hard to make this happen and for the promise these two new faculty members hold for our school.

Congratulations to us all!

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Future of the Student Association
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For the last two years the Student Association Executive Committee has had to fill two to three offices by arm twisting and cajoling because, at the time of elections, there were no candidates for the positions. It was not unusual to have two or three officers trying to do the job of five.

For the last two weeks the Student Association has announced election of officers and invited folks to run. Currently there is one candidate for President and two candidates for Vice President. There are no candidates to fill the positions of secretary, treasurer and student life chair.

Rather than continue to have a Student Association under staffed, the executive board has decided to step back and look at the viability of the Association. We will hold a meeting May 1 from 12 – 1 in the small dining room to discuss the possibility of suspending the Student Association for a year to re-evaluate its effectiveness. We ask that all fellowship chairs be present.

If anyone has questions, please email the Student Association: sa@ants.edu

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Writing Tutor Available
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An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282


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T Passes Are In
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May T passes have arrived. Please pick yours up from the Housing Office before Tuesday May 1, 2007.

Thank you,

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

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Summer course update - NEW DATES
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THEO 770/870J Seminar on Christology
Prof. Martell-Otero
June 11-15, and June 18-22


Graduating Seniors
Lunch Tickets, invitations and caps and gowns are available at the registrar's office for you to pick up, don't forget to bring your senior survey confirmation. After commencement please remember to return your caps and gowns to my office in Worcester Hall.
We look forward to sharing this joyous occasion with you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Blessings,
Nayda

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Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

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Courses Slated for P3
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Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/


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

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 30 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Art Exhibit: Community Art Exhibit
Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11

Monday: OFFICES CLOSED
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Future of the Student Association - Meeting, Tuesday May 1
- Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - Celebration, Tuesday, May 1

Wednesday:
- Seniors Breakfast - Wednesday, May 2
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- A Farewell To Colby Chapel - Wednesday, May 2
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS


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The Andover Newton COmmunity Art Show
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April 11- May 21

You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 - May 21

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Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11
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Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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Future of the Student Association - Meeting, Tuesday May 1
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12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

For the last two years the Student Association Executive Committee has had to fill two to three offices by arm twisting and cajoling because, at the time of elections, there were no candidates for the positions. It was not unusual to have two or three officers trying to do the job of five.

For the last two weeks the Student Association has announced election of officers and invited folks to run. Currently there is one candidate for President and two candidates for Vice President. There are no candidates to fill the positions of secretary, treasurer and student life chair.

Rather than continue to have a Student Association under staffed, the executive board has decided to step back and look at the viability of the Association. We will hold a meeting May 1 from 12 - 1 to discuss the possibility of suspending the Student Association for a year to re-evaluate its effectiveness. We ask that all fellowship chairs be present.

If anyone has questions, please email the Student Association: sa@ants.edu

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Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - Celebration, Tuesday, May 1
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Tuesday, May 1
5:00 p.m.
Faith, Health and Sprituality Center in Sturtevant, 3rd floor

Please join us for hor d'oeuvres and refreshments to celebrate the ministries of FHS. We hope you will come to thank those whose ministries have made a difference in your life. We will thank those who have led the labyrinth, visual arts, ecology, Reiki and spiritual companioning ministries. Come to the FHS Center on the 3rd floor of Sturtevant and join with friends in honoring these ministries.

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Seniors Breakfast - Wednesday, May 2
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May 2, 2007
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a special breakfast.
This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, May 2 from 8 am to 11 am.
Seniors, please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell event.

Please R.S.V.P. and reserve tickets by sending an e-mail to cstasko@ants.edu by Friday, April 27th. Put "Tickets" in the subject area. Be sure to include how many tickets are needed, they will be available in the Cafeteria on the day of this event.

All students are welcome to participate in this event. Please join us in congratulating our seniors! You may use your meal plan or pay the usual breakfast fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Stasko, Co-moderator.


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The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 12:30 - 12:50
In the Chapel
Join us for rehearsal from 12:30am to 12:50pm 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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A Farewell To Colby Chapel - Wednesday, May 2
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1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

Next Wednesday, May 2nd, the traditional Senior Chapel Service will be held at 1:00PM in Colby Chapel. This is the last chapel service of the academic year. It is marked by the offering of 'milk and honey' to the graduating seniors, and has come to be a cherished time in the life of the school.

This year, however, the Senior Chapel Service will take on special meaning. As this is the last service of the year, and with the rapidly approaching opening of the new Wilson Chapel, the May 2nd program will be the last formal service ever to be held in Colby Chapel. The Chapel, which was first dedicated in 1897 (it was formerly the school's library) and then renovated in 1930, has played a distinctive role in the life of Andover Newton for 110 years. Generations of students have worshiped there. Distinguished faculty and clergy have preached there (one faculty member even died there!). Some have heard their call to ministry there, many have found solace and inspiration there, and countless others preached their first sermon there. Dozens of weddings have taken place there as well.

For this reason, at the close of the Senior Chapel Service, there will be a special ritual of thanksgiving and farewell to Colby Chapel. A central feature of this ritual will be a procession across campus to deliver the sacred objects (cross, candlesticks, Bible, communion ware, etc) to the new Wilson Chapel. Current students, staff and faculty will be joined by Andover Newton alums to participate in this historic moment of transition.

I invite you all to come and be a part of this important ritual. Please feel free to invite others. In this our 200th year as a school we are keenly aware of our past and we know that how we end things is just as important as how we begin things.

President Nick Carter


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

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Open Labyrinth Walks - Wednesdays
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The final two walks of the semester will be on the Wednesday nights of April 25 and May 2.
As always, the walks are in the Meetinghouse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. You can come anytime during those hours. All are welcome, especially those who have never walked a labyrinth before!
Questions? Contact Martha Bays at mbays@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

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

Friday, April 27, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, April 27, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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Conferences at Yale Divinity School
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Dear colleagues,

I would like to call your attention to three upcoming events at Yale
Divinity School, both free and open to the public, that may be of
interest to your communities. Please feel free to publicize as
appropriate.

1. A national forum on "Faith and Citizenship" will be held at YDS
May 3-4. The keynote speaker will be E.J. Dionne of The Washington
Post and Brookings Institution. Panel discussions will be held on
"Faith and Citizenship in Global Perspective" and "Faith and
Citizenship in the United States." Further information at
http://www.yale.edu/divinity/faith/index.shtml

All sessions will be
webcast live at
http://www.yale.edu/divinity/video/live.campus.event.shtml


Attached is a poster for the event.

2. The Yale Center for Faith and Culture is hosting a national
conference May 17-19 on "Equipping Pastoral Leadership." Workshops
and small group conversations will focus on family, work, civil life,
and the arts, all centered around dynamic worship and music. Keynote
speakers will be Miroslav Volf, director of the Center, and Craig
Dykstra, vice president for religion at The Lilly Endowment. A
downloadable conference brochure and other information is available
at:
http://www.yale.edu/faith/fwl/pastoral.htm

3. Summer Term and Summer Languages 2007

In June 2007, Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music,
in cooperation with Berkeley Divinity School, will offer an exciting
series of weeklong courses in a variety of fields, including biblical
studies, worship, music, environmental and sexual ethics, pastoral
care, art, and ministry. Three sessions are planned in New Haven,
coinciding with the city's annual International Festival of Arts &
Ideas: June 4-8, June 11-15, and June 18-22.

In addition, a special two-day theological update course will be held
June 20-21, taught by Dean Harold Attridge, Miroslav Volf and other
senior Yale faculty. And, independent of the three-week Summer Term,
language courses in Greek, Hebrew and Latin will also be offered May
29-July 11. Language courses may be taken for regular academic
credit.

Further information, including a schedule of fees, is posted online at
http://www.yale.edu/sdqsummerterm

Summer Term brochures can be
ordered at 203-432-5358 or summerterm@yale.edu.

Best regards,

Gus Spohn

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Gustav Spohn
Director of Communications and Publications
Yale Divinity School

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Pray Daily for Peace
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Have you ever wondered what you can do to promote
peace in the world?

Are you often too busy with life's important
obligations ~ family, worship, work or school ~ to
participate in organized peace actions?

Pray Daily for Peace gives you the opportunity to
express your desire for peace in a personal and
powerful way, designed to fit your individual
schedule.

To support this ANTS student-led initiative,
during lunch in the ANTS cafeteria on Tuesday, May
1st, stop by our table to:

- Put on a peace armband
- Pick-up a Pray Daily for Peace brochure
- Provide your church's e-mail address so we can
tell them about Pray Daily for Peace
- Commit to ask your congregation to join in the
daily prayer effort and the UN International Day
of Peace, September 21, 2007.

For more information visit:
www.PrayDailyForPeace.org

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"THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE IN AN AGE OF TERRORISM"
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A Day of Reflection on Faith-Based Nonviolence and Peacemaking 2nd Annual Nonviolence Conference
sponsored by The Peace With Justice Task Force of the NH Conference United Church of Christ

WHEN:
Saturday, April 28th
Registration is 8:30-9:00am
Conference is 9:00am-3:00pm

WHERE: Hopkinton High School
COST: $15 per person/ $5 per
student.

WORKSHOPS AT A Glance

• Keynote Speaker Workshops
• U.S. Department of Peace Campaign
• Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living
• Democracy in Action: Your Voice and the NH Primary
• To the Village Square: the Clamshell Alliance and the Nonviolent Movement to Stop Nuclear Power
• Beating Swords into Plowshares: Changing America's Budget Priorities

CONFERENCE ENDORSERS:
Hopkinton High School Peace Club
NH Council of Churches, NH Faithful
Democracy, NH Sisters of
Mercy, NH Peace Action, Seacoast
Peace Response, Priorities NH, NH
Veterans For Peace, Neighbors
Advancing Nonviolence, Pace e Bene
Nonviolence Education Service,
American Friends Service
Committee's NH Program,
Peterborough UU Social Justice
Committee
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Rev. Gordon Crouch
First Congregational Church UCC
1548 Hopkinton Road
Hopkinton, NH 03229
603-746-4235 revgordon@mcttelecom.com

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Voices Rising: Now We Become Ourselves
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Leora Zimmer, Artistic Director
Jennifer Greene, Accompanist

Sunday, May 6, 3:30 PM
The Congregational Church of Needham,
United Church of Christ
1154 Great Plain Ave., Needham

In Now We Become Ourselves,
Voices Rising sings of our bodies' physical and spiritual triumphs
and perceived failings - a musical examination of self image
and a celebration of beauty and strength.

Voices Rising is a women's chorus, founded upon feminist principles of
community, inclusivity, activism and education. They sing together to
give voice to their lives, identities and beliefs, and to celebrate the
diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and women's communities
in and around Boston.

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Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass - Hancock Church Lexington - April 29th
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The Chancel and Cantata Choirs of Hancock Church in Lexington invite to enjoy a choral masterpiece with soloists and orchestra on April 29 during the 10:00am worship service. Composed in 1798 by Franz Josef Haydn. The "Lord Nelson Mass" or "Missa in Angustiis" is one of his most exciting works. Opening in the key of d-minor, six movements, only slightly altered from traditional Latin text, it is meant to reaffirm trust and hope in times of uncertainty. The mass concludes in an eloquent plea for peace.

Conductor: Jane Flummerfelt

Soloist: Jennifer Boudette – Soprano
Valerie Arboit – Alto
Kurt Walker – Tenor
Jeramie Hammond – Bass

Choir: Hancock United Church of Christ Chancel Choir and Cantata Choir

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The Spring Meeting of the Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers
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Wednesday, May 9, 2006, 9:00am - 1:00pm
At First Parish in Milton

"Moulding for Ministry: How Seminarians are formed for Parish ministry"

Speakers: The Rev. Dr. Paul Adkins of the First Congregational Church
in Shrewsbury
And: The Rev. David Johnson, Advisor to UU students at Andover Newton
for the last decade

Theological Education is under pressure from trustees, denominational
authorities, donors, faculty, students and from a changing
theological climate with many conflicting directions and forces. Few
theological schools have the resources they had just a few years ago.

The Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers is an
ancient and honorable body of clergy, inviting and including any
ministers who serve churches that were part of the "Standing Order"
of the Commonwealth before the separation in the early 19th century.
Thus it includes UCC, CCC, NACCC, UUA and potentially other ministers
in its continuing membership. It meets once or twice a year for
programs, business and fellowship.

Reservations: Please call or write:
Rev. David Johnson
P.O. Box 176 , Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 562-9180
e-mail - djohnson@uuma.org

Schedule:
9:00 Coffee - Registration - $10
Collegial Gathering
9:30 Worship
10:30 Presentation - Discussion
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Adjournment

Church Address: First Parish in Milton
535 Canton Ave., Milton, MA
Phone (617)698-6329

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Grace-Filled Conversations Workshop
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Grace-filled conversations improve relationships, generate new possibilities
and foster a peace filled vision of the future. Develop your grace-filled
communication skills and learn how to shift from reactive to generative
conversation at this interactive workshop. Join Leslie Becknell, workshop
facilitator, and explore how to listen and speak to each other with more
grace. [Leslie is a seminarian here at Andover Newton.]
Sunday, April 29th, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: $45.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston
To register email ?journeys@firstparishweston.org or call 781-893-7798.

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UCC LGBT GATHERING
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The United Church Of Christ In Massachusetts Is Having A Gathering For
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex,
Same-gender-loving, Queer and Questioning Folk

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

7 pm Refreshments
7:30-9 pm Worship and Conversation

United Congregational Church, UCC

6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2706
(508) 752-3785

Wheelchair Accessible

Sponsored by the MA Conference United Church of Christ
Open and Affirming Task Force

Please RSVP to
kacarp@comcast.net
by
April 25, 2007

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New England Association of United Church Educators
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May 8-10, 2007

Tuesday, May 8:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

"A Model of Discipleship for the 21st Century;" A Seminar for Clergy, Judicatories
and Educators with Rev. Dr. Dick Hardel and Rev. Dr. David W. Anderson from the Youth
and Family Institute 

Tuesday, May 8 - Thursday, May 10

NEAUCE Annual Conference on Christian Education
"Catch the Faith----Pass it On"
Registration starts at 1:00 pm on Tuesday and the conference ends at 1:00 pm on Thursday.
Click here [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=68fnl5bab.0.mcb9u7bab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0240&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.auce-educators.org%2FAUCE%2520HomePage%2FNew%2520England.html]
to learn more about these two events and then register today!

For more information on either of these events please contact Nancy Murdock, Chairperson,
New England Association of United Church Educators at 603-432-2313 or portia96@gmail.com
[mailto:portia96@gmail.com].
Sincerely,
Your Educational Ministries Team

Massachusetts Conference, UCC
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

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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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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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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

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

ANTS Student E-News Friday, April 27, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
- New Summer 2007 Course

REVIEW

- Boulton Baby Arrives!
- A Farewell To Colby Chapel
- Trustees Elect New Faculty
- Future of the Student Association
- Writing Tutor Available
- T Passes Are In
- "My Courses" In Connect
- Summer course update- NEW DATES
- Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007

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Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
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Download PDF letter: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/RationaleTuition0708.pdf

Dear ANTS Students,

Beginning next year we will be implementing a multi-tiered tuition structure based on the number of courses you're taking. We wanted to let you know about this new scale and explain why we are moving in this direction.

As you know, there are a number of services that support student life at ANTS, all of which come at a cost. Faculty, staff, the library, cafeteria, building infrastructure and upkeep, IT resources, and more all come at a cost. Regardless of whether you take 1 class or 8 over a given year, all of these resources need to be in place for each of you. Each tuition credit hour you pay provides a partial offset of these costs, although tuition does not cover the full cost of running the school. Up until now we have split these costs evenly across all students, even though those of you who pay more tuition in a given semester are actually contributing more to these costs than are those who take fewer classes. We feel that it is unjust to ask those of you who pay more tuition to continue to cover a disproportionate portion of these costs.

In order to address this concern we are moving to a multi-tiered tuition structure. The more courses you take, the lower your cost per credit hour. In fact, for the first time in recent history those of you who are full-time (24+ credits/year) will pay no increase in tuition at all next year, even though our operating costs have risen. We have elected to give you a 4% discount. Those of you who take 21-23 credits will face the standard 4% increase in tuition, or $450/credit hour. If you take 15-20 credits over the course of a year your tuition will be $500/credit hour, and if you take 0-14 credits your tuition will be $550/credit hour. The total credits for courses you take; fall, winter, spring, and summer, will be added together to get these totals.

Aside from the justice issue described above there are a number of other items we took into consideration as we made this decision:

- We want to continue to support part-time students. Unlike many of our peer institutions who require degree candidates to be full-time (in part because their costs per student go down when they do) we feel it is important to continue to have part-time students at ANTS. We appreciate what you contribute to this community.

- We want to raise the level of financial aid available to students. By making these adjustments we will be able to increase the amount we can discount your cost of attending ANTS. While we offered the equivalent of a 22% discount last year to those with greatest financial need, this year we are increasing that discount to 30%.

- We are concerned about student debt. We know from our own and national data that student indebtedness can make the difference between someone staying in ministry or leaving because they cannot pay back loans. We also know that students who move through seminary more quickly leave with less debt. We want you to have less debt.

- Church bodies have expressed concern to us about the length of time students are taking to complete their studies. We hope this change provides motivation for you to move through your ANTS work more quickly.

- We asked you! In a recent survey on course load many of you indicated that if we made it less expensive to take more courses you would probably elect to take more classes.

As we begin to provide a tuition structure that is fairer across students, we are also working to insure that our course offering match your schedules. We are trying to increase the number of times required courses are offered as well as adjusting the scheduling of these courses in order to make it easier for you to move smoothly toward your goal of graduation. At the same time, we still welcome those of you who want to take your time as you journey through seminary. And for those of you who are seniors, who have pursued your degrees full-time and have very few classes left to take next year, please contact me to discuss what we'll do for you in light of this new schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology

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New Summer 2007 Course
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ETHI 767 J Ethics in Literature- Prof. Dixon
May 29-June1, June 4-8; 9-noon

This course will read both classical and contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.

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Boulton Baby Arrives!
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Gentle people:

At 12:38am this morning, April 25, Liz Myer Boulton (with Matt Myer Boulton whispering encouragement!) delivered Margaret Beatrice Boulton into the world ("Maggie Bea" for short). She arrived weighing 7 pounds exactly.

She and her mother are doing just fine, and look forward to returning from hospital tomorrow, Thursday, April 26.

Alleluia!

Nick for Matt

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A Farewell To Colby Chapel
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Next Wednesday, May 2nd, the traditional Senior Chapel Service will be held at 1:00PM in Colby Chapel. This is the last chapel service of the academic year. It is marked by the offering of 'milk and honey' to the graduating seniors, and has come to be a cherished time in the life of the school.

This year, however, the Senior Chapel Service will take on special meaning. The last service of the year and with the rapidly approaching opening of the new Wilson Chapel, it means this will be the last formal chapel service ever to be held in Colby Chapel. The Chapel, which was first dedicated in 1897 (it was formerly the school's library) and then renovated in 1930, has played a distinctive role in the life of Andover Newton for 110 years. Generations of students have worshiped there. Distinguished faculty and clergy have preached there (one faculty member even died there!). Some have heard their call to ministry there, many have found solace and inspiration there, and countless others preached their first sermon there. Dozens of weddings have taken place there as well.

For this reason, at the close of the Senior Chapel Service, there will be a special ritual of thanksgiving and farewell to Colby Chapel. A central feature of this ritual will be a procession across campus to deliver the sacred objects (cross, candlesticks, Bible, communion ware, etc) to the new Wilson Chapel. Current students, staff and faculty will be joined by Andover Newton alums to participate in this historic moment of transition.

I invite you all to come and be a part of this important ritual. Please feel free to invite others. In this our 200th year as a school we are keenly aware of our past and we know that how we end things is just as important as how we begin things.

President Nick Carter

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Trustees Elect New Faculty
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Good people:

It gives me enormous pleasure to share with you that last night the Andover Newton Board of Trustees received your recommendations with enthusiasm and voted unanimously to elect

Dr. Nimi Wariboko to the position Associate Professor in Katharine B. Stuart Chair of Christian Ethics, effective July 1, 2007. As circumstance would have it, Nimi will be on campus today and tomorrow attending the Templeton conference on Bioethics. If you see him, please offer him a warm welcome.

AND

Dr. Maria Theresa Davila ("MT") to the position of Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics(elect), effective no later July 1, 2008 (pending the departure of Dr. Valerie Dixon). Bill Herzog will be in communication with MT today and further details of her work with us over the next year will be forthcoming.

Following the Board meeting Dean Bill Herzog joined me in telephoning both Nimi and MT to tell them of the Board's decision. Needless, to say it was a happy night for all of us.

You should know that the trustees concluded their voting with a round of applause for all who worked so hard to make this happen and for the promise these two new faculty members hold for our school.

Congratulations to us all!

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Future of the Student Association
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For the last two years the Student Association Executive Committee has had to fill two to three offices by arm twisting and cajoling because, at the time of elections, there were no candidates for the positions. It was not unusual to have two or three officers trying to do the job of five.

For the last two weeks the Student Association has announced election of officers and invited folks to run. Currently there is one candidate for President and two candidates for Vice President. There are no candidates to fill the positions of secretary, treasurer and student life chair.

Rather than continue to have a Student Association under staffed, the executive board has decided to step back and look at the viability of the Association. We will hold a meeting May 1 from 12 – 1 in the small dining room to discuss the possibility of suspending the Student Association for a year to re-evaluate its effectiveness. We ask that all fellowship chairs be present.

If anyone has questions, please email the Student Association: sa@ants.edu

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Writing Tutor Available
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An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282


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T Passes Are In
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May T passes have arrived. Please pick yours up from the Housing Office before Tuesday May 1, 2007.

Thank you,

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

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"My Courses" In Connect
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Dear Students,

Due to updates concerning the Connect system, the "My Courses" section of Connect will only show courses currently in session. To see Past or Future courses, click on the "Academic" tab at the top of the screen, and select "All My Courses" in the sidebar on the left. In the dropdown "Show:" menu, select "Past Courses" or "Future Courses".

If you have any questions, please contact Evn Tomeny at etomeny@ants.edu

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
IT Support Technician
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

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Summer course update - NEW DATES
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THEO 770/870J Seminar on Christology
Prof. Martell-Otero
June 11-15, and June 18-22


Graduating Seniors
Lunch Tickets, invitations and caps and gowns are available at the registrar's office for you to pick up, don't forget to bring your senior survey confirmation. After commencement please remember to return your caps and gowns to my office in Worcester Hall.
We look forward to sharing this joyous occasion with you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Blessings,
Nayda

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!
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We are looking for someone to work here over the summer, with the possibility to extend into the next academic year. We are in need of someone with great office computer skills (database, Word, Excel and Publisher or Indesign). Does that describe you? Your other responsibilities would include answering questions that come in via email and telephone, initiating contacts, setting up campus visits, giving tours, copying, helping with mailings, special projects, and general office assistance. Our student workers begin at $10.00/hour and generally put in 20 hours/week over the summer months, (probably mostly afternoons) give or take, depending on schedules. The start date would be May 14 or as soon as you are free to begin once classes are over.

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

Thanks for giving this your consideration!

Peg

Margaret L. Carroll
Director of Enrollment
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
617-964-1100 ext. 294/800-964-2687 ext. 294

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Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg
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Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
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Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

We'll launch the Spring Paper Drive at the Earth Day Chapel this Wednesday, April 25. UU eco-minister Fred Small will help us celebrate our love for God and Earth.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

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Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
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April 29, 2007
06:30 PM
In the Meetinghouse

Sacred Circle Dance combines the experience of walking a labyrinth and chanting, by combining the repetitive nature of both in formation, with a community. Similar to yoga, meditation, or labyrinth work, sacred dance invites us into an experience of oneness with universal energies and each other. Sacred Circle Dance is a spiritual practice of healing for self, others and the earth.

No partners or previous experience necessary.
The dances are gentle, simple and patiently taught.

Led by: Eileen Chodos

suggested donation $8 general, $4 ANTS students.

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Courses Slated for P3
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Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
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Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

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Spring Fling BBQ!
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Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

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


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

Thursday, April 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, April 26, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Boulton Baby Arrives!
- A Farewell To Colby Chapel
- Trustees Elect New Faculty
- Future of the Student Association
- Writing Tutor Available

REVIEW

- T Passes Are In
- "My Courses" In Connect
- Summer course update- NEW DATES
- Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
- Courses Slated for P3
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007

------------------------------
Boulton Baby Arrives!
------------------------------
Gentle people:

At 12:38am this morning, April 25, Liz Myer Boulton (with Matt Myer Boulton whispering encouragement!) delivered Margaret Beatrice Boulton into the world ("Maggie Bea" for short). She arrived weighing 7 pounds exactly.

She and her mother are doing just fine, and look forward to returning from hospital tomorrow, Thursday, April 26.

Alleluia!

Nick for Matt

----------------------------------
A Farewell To Colby Chapel
----------------------------------

Next Wednesday, May 2nd, the traditional Senior Chapel Service will be held at 1:00PM in Colby Chapel. This is the last chapel service of the academic year. It is marked by the offering of 'milk and honey' to the graduating seniors, and has come to be a cherished time in the life of the school.

This year, however, the Senior Chapel Service will take on special meaning. The last service of the year and with the rapidly approaching opening of the new Wilson Chapel, it means this will be the last formal chapel service ever to be held in Colby Chapel. The Chapel, which was first dedicated in 1897 (it was formerly the school's library) and then renovated in 1930, has played a distinctive role in the life of Andover Newton for 110 years. Generations of students have worshiped there. Distinguished faculty and clergy have preached there (one faculty member even died there!). Some have heard their call to ministry there, many have found solace and inspiration there, and countless others preached their first sermon there. Dozens of weddings have taken place there as well.

For this reason, at the close of the Senior Chapel Service, there will be a special ritual of thanksgiving and farewell to Colby Chapel. A central feature of this ritual will be a procession across campus to deliver the sacred objects (cross, candlesticks, Bible, communion ware, etc) to the new Wilson Chapel. Current students, staff and faculty will be joined by Andover Newton alums to participate in this historic moment of transition.

I invite you all to come and be a part of this important ritual. Please feel free to invite others. In this our 200th year as a school we are keenly aware of our past and we know that how we end things is just as important as how we begin things.

President Nick Carter

-------------------------------
Trustees Elect New Faculty
-------------------------------
Good people:

It gives me enormous pleasure to share with you that last night the Andover Newton Board of Trustees received your recommendations with enthusiasm and voted unanimously to elect

Dr. Nimi Wariboko to the position Associate Professor in Katharine B. Stuart Chair of Christian Ethics, effective July 1, 2007. As circumstance would have it, Nimi will be on campus today and tomorrow attending the Templeton conference on Bioethics. If you see him, please offer him a warm welcome.

AND

Dr. Maria Theresa Davila ("MT") to the position of Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics(elect), effective no later July 1, 2008 (pending the departure of Dr. Valerie Dixon). Bill Herzog will be in communication with MT today and further details of her work with us over the next year will be forthcoming.

Following the Board meeting Dean Bill Herzog joined me in telephoning both Nimi and MT to tell them of the Board's decision. Needless, to say it was a happy night for all of us.

You should know that the trustees concluded their voting with a round of applause for all who worked so hard to make this happen and for the promise these two new faculty members hold for our school.

Congratulations to us all!

----------------------------------
Future of the Student Association
----------------------------------

For the last two years the Student Association Executive Committee has had to fill two to three offices by arm twisting and cajoling because, at the time of elections, there were no candidates for the positions. It was not unusual to have two or three officers trying to do the job of five.

For the last two weeks the Student Association has announced election of officers and invited folks to run. Currently there is one candidate for President and two candidates for Vice President. There are no candidates to fill the positions of secretary, treasurer and student life chair.

Rather than continue to have a Student Association under staffed, the executive board has decided to step back and look at the viability of the Association. We will hold a meeting May 1 from 12 – 1 to discuss the possibility of suspending the Student Association for a year to re-evaluate its effectiveness. We ask that all fellowship chairs be present.

If anyone has questions, please email the Student Association: sa@ants.edu

-------------------------------------
Writing Tutor Available
-------------------------------------
An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282


-------------------------
T Passes Are In
-------------------------
May T passes have arrived. Please pick yours up from the Housing Office before Tuesday May 1, 2007.

Thank you,

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

-----------------------------
"My Courses" In Connect
-----------------------------
Dear Students,

Due to updates concerning the Connect system, the "My Courses" section of Connect will only show courses currently in session. To see Past or Future courses, click on the "Academic" tab at the top of the screen, and select "All My Courses" in the sidebar on the left. In the dropdown "Show:" menu, select "Past Courses" or "Future Courses".

If you have any questions, please contact Evn Tomeny at etomeny@ants.edu

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
IT Support Technician
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

----------------------------------
Summer course update - NEW DATES
----------------------------------
THEO 770/870J Seminar on Christology
Prof. Martell-Otero
June 11-15, and June 18-22


Graduating Seniors
Lunch Tickets, invitations and caps and gowns are available at the registrar's office for you to pick up, don't forget to bring your senior survey confirmation. After commencement please remember to return your caps and gowns to my office in Worcester Hall.
We look forward to sharing this joyous occasion with you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Blessings,
Nayda

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

We are looking for someone to work here over the summer, with the possibility to extend into the next academic year. We are in need of someone with great office computer skills (database, Word, Excel and Publisher or Indesign). Does that describe you? Your other responsibilities would include answering questions that come in via email and telephone, initiating contacts, setting up campus visits, giving tours, copying, helping with mailings, special projects, and general office assistance. Our student workers begin at $10.00/hour and generally put in 20 hours/week over the summer months, (probably mostly afternoons) give or take, depending on schedules. The start date would be May 14 or as soon as you are free to begin once classes are over.

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

Thanks for giving this your consideration!

Peg

Margaret L. Carroll
Director of Enrollment
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
617-964-1100 ext. 294/800-964-2687 ext. 294

----------------------------------------
Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
----------------------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg
-------------------------------------
Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
-------------------------------------
Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

We'll launch the Spring Paper Drive at the Earth Day Chapel this Wednesday, April 25. UU eco-minister Fred Small will help us celebrate our love for God and Earth.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
---------------------------------------
Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

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Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
-----------------------------------------
April 29, 2007
06:30 PM
In the Meetinghouse

Sacred Circle Dance combines the experience of walking a labyrinth and chanting, by combining the repetitive nature of both in formation, with a community. Similar to yoga, meditation, or labyrinth work, sacred dance invites us into an experience of oneness with universal energies and each other. Sacred Circle Dance is a spiritual practice of healing for self, others and the earth.

No partners or previous experience necessary.
The dances are gentle, simple and patiently taught.

Led by: Eileen Chodos

suggested donation $8 general, $4 ANTS students.

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Courses Slated for P3
---------------------------------------
Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
----------------------------------

Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

-----------------------
Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

----------------------------------
Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

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


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

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, April 25, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- T Passes Are In
- "My Courses" In Connect
- Summer course update- NEW DATES

REVIEW

- Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!
- BTI Newsletter Available - April 24, 2007
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
- Courses Slated for P3
- Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007


-------------------------
T Passes Are In
-------------------------
May T passes have arrived. Please pick yours up from the Housing Office before Tuesday May 1, 2007.

Thank you,

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

-----------------------------
"My Courses" In Connect
-----------------------------
Dear Students,

Due to updates concerning the Connect system, the "My Courses" section of Connect will only show courses currently in session. To see Past or Future courses, click on the "Academic" tab at the top of the screen, and select "All My Courses" in the sidebar on the left. In the dropdown "Show:" menu, select "Past Courses" or "Future Courses".

If you have any questions, please contact Evn Tomeny at etomeny@ants.edu

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
IT Support Technician
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

----------------------------------
Summer course update- NEW DATES
----------------------------------
THEO 770/870J Seminar on Christology
Prof. Martell-Otero
June 11-15, and June 18-22


Graduating Seniors
Lunch Tickets, invitations and caps and gowns are available at the registrar's office for you to pick up, don't forget to bring your senior survey confirmation. After commencement please remember to return your caps and gowns to my office in Worcester Hall.
We look forward to sharing this joyous occasion with you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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

We are looking for someone to work here over the summer, with the possibility to extend into the next academic year. We are in need of someone with great office computer skills (database, Word, Excel and Publisher or Indesign). Does that describe you? Your other responsibilities would include answering questions that come in via email and telephone, initiating contacts, setting up campus visits, giving tours, copying, helping with mailings, special projects, and general office assistance. Our student workers begin at $10.00/hour and generally put in 20 hours/week over the summer months, (probably mostly afternoons) give or take, depending on schedules. The start date would be May 14 or as soon as you are free to begin once classes are over.

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

Thanks for giving this your consideration!

Peg

Margaret L. Carroll
Director of Enrollment
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
617-964-1100 ext. 294/800-964-2687 ext. 294

—-------------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - April 24, 2007
—-------------------------------------------------
The April 24, 2007 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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Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
----------------------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg
-------------------------------------
Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
-------------------------------------
Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

We'll launch the Spring Paper Drive at the Earth Day Chapel this Wednesday, April 25. UU eco-minister Fred Small will help us celebrate our love for God and Earth.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com

---------------------------------------
Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
---------------------------------------
Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

-----------------------------------------
Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
-----------------------------------------
April 29, 2007
06:30 PM
In the Meetinghouse

Sacred Circle Dance combines the experience of walking a labyrinth and chanting, by combining the repetitive nature of both in formation, with a community. Similar to yoga, meditation, or labyrinth work, sacred dance invites us into an experience of oneness with universal energies and each other. Sacred Circle Dance is a spiritual practice of healing for self, others and the earth.

No partners or previous experience necessary.
The dances are gentle, simple and patiently taught.

Led by: Eileen Chodos

suggested donation $8 general, $4 ANTS students.

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Courses Slated for P3
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Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
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May 2, 2007
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.
This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, May 2
from 8 am to 11 am.
Seniors, please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Please R.S.V.P. and reserve tickets by sending an e-mail to cstasko@ants.edu by Friday, April 27th. Put "Tickets" in the subject area. Be sure to include how many tickets are needed, they will be available in the Cafeteria on the day of this event.

All students are welcome to participate in this event. Please join us in congratulating our seniors! You may use your meal plan or pay the usual breakfast fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Stasko, Co-moderator.


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Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
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Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

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"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
------------------------------------------------
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

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EARTH WEEK 2007
---------------------

The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

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Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - 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?

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

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


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

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, April 24, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!
- BTI Newsletter Available - April 24, 2007
- Congratulations on the Bomb-Diggety Prom!
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9

REVIEW

- ANTS Ecology Ministry Earth Day Worship Service - April 25, 2007
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Parking Notice: Tree Trimming April 24-25
- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
- Courses Slated for P3
- Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!
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We are looking for someone to work here over the summer, with the possibility to extend into the next academic year. We are in need of someone with great office computer skills (database, Word, Excel and Publisher or Indesign). Does that describe you? Your other responsibilities would include answering questions that come in via email and telephone, initiating contacts, setting up campus visits, giving tours, copying, helping with mailings, special projects, and general office assistance. Our student workers begin at $10.00/hour and generally put in 20 hours/week over the summer months, (probably mostly afternoons) give or take, depending on schedules. The start date would be May 14 or as soon as you are free to begin once classes are over.

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

Thanks for giving this your consideration!

Peg

Margaret L. Carroll
Director of Enrollment
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
617-964-1100 ext. 294/800-964-2687 ext. 294

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BTI Newsletter Available - April 24, 2007
—-------------------------------------------------
The April 24, 2007 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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Congratulations on the Bomb-Diggety Prom!
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Congratulations and many thanks to Ruth Edens, Krysi Himlie, and everyone else who helped to produce ANTS' Prom Night spectacular last Saturday. It was the bomb-diggety! (That's an Old Streetcorner Testament term.)

If you weren't there, you missed a GREAT time that included good company, lots of dancing (thanks to the sounds of DJ Evn), and entertaining performers.

If you didn't make it this year, not to worry. We're encouraging Ruth to get a 2008 date for a spring fling on the school calendar ASAP! As soon as it's posted, hold that date. This event is the perfect time for commuters to bring their spouses and significant others to meet all those folks they have heard about all year--and vice-versa. Remember: "It doesn't matter what you wear, just as long as you are there."

Thanks again, Ruthie. See you at the ball!

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Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg

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ANTS Ecology Ministry Earth Day Worship Service
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Colby Chapel
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
1:00pm-1:50pm


The Ecology Ministry invites you to join the Reverend Fred Small, UU Minister, folksinger, songwriter and recording artist in celebrating Earth Day at Colby Chapel this Wednesday, April 25th from 1:00-1:50pm.

The Rev. Small is pastor of First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA. Before entering the ministry, he toured internationally as a folksinger, and released 7 albums singing songs of conscience that call for a greater sense of fairness and justice. It will be an honor and privilege to have the Rev. Small with us in worship and song and we hope you don't miss the opportunity to hear him preach.

As we renew our commitment to earth stewardship we will also inaugurate a Paper Recycling Campaign and launch a Spring Paper Drive during our worship together.

You won't want to miss Chapel this Wednesday! We look forward to seeing you there.

For further information, please contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister, at ccabrera@jackconway.com or 617-872-8275 (cell). The Ecology Ministry at ANTS is sponsored by Faith, Health & Spirituality.

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Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
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Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

We'll launch the Spring Paper Drive at the Earth Day Chapel this Wednesday, April 25. UU eco-minister Fred Small will help us celebrate our love for God and Earth.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

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Parking Notice: Tree Trimming April 24-25
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On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25, Tree Specialists will be trimming the trees on the Quadrangle. This will affect parking on the Quad for both days. On Tuesday they will block off the Dabney, Worcester, etc. side of the Quad, and on Wednesday they will block off the Sturtevant, Noyes, etc. side.

Building & Grounds

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Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
-----------------------------------------
April 29, 2007
06:30 PM
In the Meetinghouse

Sacred Circle Dance combines the experience of walking a labyrinth and chanting, by combining the repetitive nature of both in formation, with a community. Similar to yoga, meditation, or labyrinth work, sacred dance invites us into an experience of oneness with universal energies and each other. Sacred Circle Dance is a spiritual practice of healing for self, others and the earth.

No partners or previous experience necessary.
The dances are gentle, simple and patiently taught.

Led by: Eileen Chodos

suggested donation $8 general, $4 ANTS students.

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Courses Slated for P3
---------------------------------------
Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
----------------------------
May 2, 2007
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.
This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, May 2
from 8 am to 11 am.
Seniors, please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Please R.S.V.P. and reserve tickets by sending an e-mail to cstasko@ants.edu by Friday, April 27th. Put "Tickets" in the subject area. Be sure to include how many tickets are needed, they will be available in the Cafeteria on the day of this event.

All students are welcome to participate in this event. Please join us in congratulating our seniors! You may use your meal plan or pay the usual breakfast fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Stasko, Co-moderator.

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Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
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There will be a dramatic reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" in Stoddard Hall on Tuesday, April 24nd at 8p.m. This reading is a part of Libby Schap's final project for her MATA degree and it includes Andover Newton students Kate Galop, Jason Alspaugh, Jessica Adams, and Chip Hurd. This event has no charge and all are welcome to attend!

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Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
----------------------------------

Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

------------------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
------------------------------------------------
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

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EARTH WEEK 2007
---------------------

The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

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Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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?

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

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


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

Monday, April 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, April 23, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- ANTS Ecology Ministry Earth Day Worship Service - April 25, 2007
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Parking Notice: Tree Trimming April 24-25

REVIEW

- Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
- Courses Slated for P3
- Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
- Gracenotes - New Articles
- Registrar's Office Closed
- Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Notice from Campus Mail
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007

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ANTS Ecology Ministry Earth Day Worship Service
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Colby Chapel
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
1:00pm-1:50pm


The Ecology Ministry invites you to join the Reverend Fred Small, UU Minister, folksinger, songwriter and recording artist in celebrating Earth Day at Colby Chapel this Wednesday, April 25th from 1:00-1:50pm.

The Rev. Small is pastor of First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA. Before entering the ministry, he toured internationally as a folksinger, and released 7 albums singing songs of conscience that call for a greater sense of fairness and justice. It will be an honor and privilege to have the Rev. Small with us in worship and song and we hope you don't miss the opportunity to hear him preach.

As we renew our commitment to earth stewardship we will also inaugurate a Paper Recycling Campaign and launch a Spring Paper Drive during our worship together.

You won't want to miss Chapel this Wednesday! We look forward to seeing you there.

For further information, please contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister, at ccabrera@jackconway.com or 617-872-8275 (cell). The Ecology Ministry at ANTS is sponsored by Faith, Health & Spirituality.

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Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You
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Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

We'll launch the Spring Paper Drive at the Earth Day Chapel this Wednesday, April 25. UU eco-minister Fred Small will help us celebrate our love for God and Earth.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

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Parking Notice: Tree Trimming April 24-25
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On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25, Tree Specialists will be trimming the trees on the Quadrangle. This will affect parking on the Quad for both days. On Tuesday they will block off the Dabney, Worcester, etc. side of the Quad, and on Wednesday they will block off the Sturtevant, Noyes, etc. side.

Building & Grounds
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Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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4:30-5:45 p.m.
at the President's Home

Dr. Carole Fontaine

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home. These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey. Light refreshments are available.

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Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
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April 29, 2007
06:30 PM
In the Meetinghouse

Sacred Circle Dance combines the experience of walking a labyrinth and chanting, by combining the repetitive nature of both in formation, with a community. Similar to yoga, meditation, or labyrinth work, sacred dance invites us into an experience of oneness with universal energies and each other. Sacred Circle Dance is a spiritual practice of healing for self, others and the earth.

No partners or previous experience necessary.
The dances are gentle, simple and patiently taught.

Led by: Eileen Chodos

suggested donation $8 general, $4 ANTS students.

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Courses Slated for P3
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Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
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May 2, 2007
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.
This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, May 2
from 8 am to 11 am.
Seniors, please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Please R.S.V.P. and reserve tickets by sending an e-mail to cstasko@ants.edu by Friday, April 27th. Put "Tickets" in the subject area. Be sure to include how many tickets are needed, they will be available in the Cafeteria on the day of this event.

All students are welcome to participate in this event. Please join us in congratulating our seniors! You may use your meal plan or pay the usual breakfast fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Stasko, Co-moderator.
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Gracenotes - New Articles
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Gracenotes is a biweekly blog from the Andover Newton faculty. It consists of poetry, prayers, liturgical pieces, and theological potpourri from the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School.

Read two new articles on Gracenotes posted this week:

"Gracenotes on Virgina Tech" by Sarah B. Drummond, Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education

"Prayer for Yom Ha-Shoah" by Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament

View Gracenotes: http://www.ants.edu/blogs/faculty/

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Registrar's Office Closed
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I will be out of the office for the next few days. I'll be back on Tuesday, April 24.

Blessings,
Nayda Aguila

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Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
1:00 pm
other
Colby Chapel

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Catherine Richardson Venkatesh

Contact: Janice Ford
Email: Ford55@comcast.net

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Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
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There will be a dramatic reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" in Stoddard Hall on Tuesday, April 24nd at 8p.m. This reading is a part of Libby Schap's final project for her MATA degree and it includes Andover Newton students Kate Galop, Jason Alspaugh, Jessica Adams, and Chip Hurd. This event has no charge and all are welcome to attend!

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Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
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Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

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Notice from Campus Mail
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Mail Box people:

1. If you are leaving for the summer or permanently, you need to fill out an official Mail Forwarding, Change of Address Order available from any post office. On that form you need to indicate if the move is just for the summer, or permanently. If it is a permanent move, we can forward your first class mail for six months and then we will return it to the sender. If it is a temporary move, we will forward your first class mail until you return. If you do not fill out this form, your mail will not be forwarded.

2. For those of you who are leaving and want your mail forwarded, please provide us with three or four sheets of mailing labels with your new address on them. This prevents errors when we forward your mail.

3. Please send out change of address postcards to those you want to be certain you receive mail from. Any mail that is not first class will be discarded, including magazines and catalogs, so be certain to notify publishers of your new address.

4. If you are staying on campus for the summer, your mail will be delivered as usual.

The Mail Room Staff

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"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
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April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

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EARTH WEEK 2007
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The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

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Spring Fling BBQ!
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Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - 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?

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

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


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

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, April 23, 2007 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Art Exhibit: Community Art Exhibit

Monday: OFFICES CLOSED
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
- Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" - Tuesday, April 24
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007

Wednesday:
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Wednesdays
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - Thursday, April 26

saturday:
- Spring Fling BBQ! - Saturday, April 28
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2008

Sunday:
- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29

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The Andover Newton COmmunity Art Show
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April 11- May 21

You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 - May 21

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EARTH WEEK 2007 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Monday, April 23 to Thursday, April 25

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com
More information: http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
1:00 pm
other
Colby Chapel

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Catherine Richardson Venkatesh

Contact: Janice Ford
Email: Ford55@comcast.net

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Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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4:30-5:45 p.m.
at the President's Home

Dr. Carole Fontaine

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home. These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey. Light refreshments are available.

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Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" - Tuesday, April 24
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There will be a dramatic reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" in Stoddard Hall on Tuesday, April 24nd at 8p.m. This reading is a part of Libby Schap's final project for her MATA degree and it includes Andover Newton students Kate Galop, Jason Alspaugh, Jessica Adams, and Chip Hurd. This event has no charge and all are welcome to attend!


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

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

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

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


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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 Worship - Wednesdays
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1:00 p.m. in Colby CHapel
April 25 Rev. Fred Small (Earth Day 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 - Wednesdays
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The final two walks of the semester will be on the Wednesday nights of April 25 and May 2.
As always, the walks are in the Meetinghouse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. You can come anytime during those hours. All are welcome, especially those who have never walked a labyrinth before!
Questions? Contact Martha Bays at mbays@ants.edu

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Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11
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Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

We'll launch the Spring Paper Drive at the Earth Day Chapel this Wednesday, April 25. UU eco-minister Fred Small will help us celebrate our love for God and Earth.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com


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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

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"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - Thursday, April 26
------------------------------------------------
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm


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Spring Fling BBQ! - Saturday, April 28
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu


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Spring into Fun - April 28, 2008
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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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Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
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April 29, 2007
06:30 PM
In the Meetinghouse

Sacred Circle Dance combines the experience of walking a labyrinth and chanting, by combining the repetitive nature of both in formation, with a community. Similar to yoga, meditation, or labyrinth work, sacred dance invites us into an experience of oneness with universal energies and each other. Sacred Circle Dance is a spiritual practice of healing for self, others and the earth.

No partners or previous experience necessary.
The dances are gentle, simple and patiently taught.

Led by: Eileen Chodos

suggested donation $8 general, $4 ANTS students.

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

Friday, April 20, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, April 20, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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"THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE IN AN AGE OF TERRORISM"
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A Day of Reflection on Faith-Based Nonviolence and Peacemaking 2nd Annual Nonviolence Conference
sponsored by The Peace With Justice Task Force of the NH Conference United Church of Christ

WHEN:
Saturday, April 28th
Registration is 8:30-9:00am
Conference is 9:00am-3:00pm

WHERE: Hopkinton High School
COST: $15 per person/ $5 per
student.

WORKSHOPS AT A Glance

• Keynote Speaker Workshops
• U.S. Department of Peace Campaign
• Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living
• Democracy in Action: Your Voice and the NH Primary
• To the Village Square: the Clamshell Alliance and the Nonviolent Movement to Stop Nuclear Power
• Beating Swords into Plowshares: Changing America's Budget Priorities

CONFERENCE ENDORSERS:
Hopkinton High School Peace Club
NH Council of Churches, NH Faithful
Democracy, NH Sisters of
Mercy, NH Peace Action, Seacoast
Peace Response, Priorities NH, NH
Veterans For Peace, Neighbors
Advancing Nonviolence, Pace e Bene
Nonviolence Education Service,
American Friends Service
Committee's NH Program,
Peterborough UU Social Justice
Committee
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Rev. Gordon Crouch
First Congregational Church UCC
1548 Hopkinton Road
Hopkinton, NH 03229
603-746-4235 revgordon@mcttelecom.com

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The Crossing Turns the BIG ONE
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April 19, 2007
6:30pm
other
St Paul's Catherdral, 138 Tremont, Boston
More info: www.thecrossingboston.org

The Crossing is an emergent church with support from the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. This Thursday we are celebrating our first year of existence with a PARTY!! Come one and all.
"Where real church meets real life".

Contact: Tempest Brevard
Email: tbrevard@ants.edu

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Voices Rising: Now We Become Ourselves
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Leora Zimmer, Artistic Director
Jennifer Greene, Accompanist

Sunday, May 6, 3:30 PM
The Congregational Church of Needham,
United Church of Christ
1154 Great Plain Ave., Needham

In Now We Become Ourselves,
Voices Rising sings of our bodies' physical and spiritual triumphs
and perceived failings - a musical examination of self image
and a celebration of beauty and strength.

Voices Rising is a women's chorus, founded upon feminist principles of
community, inclusivity, activism and education. They sing together to
give voice to their lives, identities and beliefs, and to celebrate the
diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and women's communities
in and around Boston.


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Immacul*e Ilibagiza: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
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Sunday, April 22, 2007

4:00 pm

Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston

invites you to

The Dr. Michael and Joyce Kolligian Distinguished Speaker Series

Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston

Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall

145 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Corner of Brattle and Sparks Streets

Reception and book signing follows her talk.

Open and free to the public.

Immacul*e Ilibagiza will share her inspiring and triumphant story of survival and how she discovered God during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. We welcome her visit in April at a time when Armenians around the world will commemorate the 92nd Anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

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Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass - Hancock Church Lexington - April 29th
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The Chancel and Cantata Choirs of Hancock Church in Lexington invite to enjoy a choral masterpiece with soloists and orchestra on April 29 during the 10:00am worship service. Composed in 1798 by Franz Josef Haydn. The "Lord Nelson Mass" or "Missa in Angustiis" is one of his most exciting works. Opening in the key of d-minor, six movements, only slightly altered from traditional Latin text, it is meant to reaffirm trust and hope in times of uncertainty. The mass concludes in an eloquent plea for peace.

Conductor: Jane Flummerfelt

Soloist: Jennifer Boudette – Soprano
Valerie Arboit – Alto
Kurt Walker – Tenor
Jeramie Hammond – Bass

Choir: Hancock United Church of Christ Chancel Choir and Cantata Choir

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The Spring Meeting of the Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers
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Wednesday, May 9, 2006, 9:00am - 1:00pm
At First Parish in Milton

"Moulding for Ministry: How Seminarians are formed for Parish ministry"

Speakers: The Rev. Dr. Paul Adkins of the First Congregational Church
in Shrewsbury
And: The Rev. David Johnson, Advisor to UU students at Andover Newton
for the last decade

Theological Education is under pressure from trustees, denominational
authorities, donors, faculty, students and from a changing
theological climate with many conflicting directions and forces. Few
theological schools have the resources they had just a few years ago.

The Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers is an
ancient and honorable body of clergy, inviting and including any
ministers who serve churches that were part of the "Standing Order"
of the Commonwealth before the separation in the early 19th century.
Thus it includes UCC, CCC, NACCC, UUA and potentially other ministers
in its continuing membership. It meets once or twice a year for
programs, business and fellowship.

Reservations: Please call or write:
Rev. David Johnson
P.O. Box 176 , Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 562-9180
e-mail - djohnson@uuma.org

Schedule:
9:00 Coffee - Registration - $10
Collegial Gathering
9:30 Worship
10:30 Presentation - Discussion
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Adjournment

Church Address: First Parish in Milton
535 Canton Ave., Milton, MA
Phone (617)698-6329

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Unitarian Universalists to Honor Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author April 22
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(April 17, 2007) The Unitarian Universalist Association's 2007 Melcher Book Award will be presented to Debby Applegate for her book, The Most Famous Man in America, a biography of the celebrated and controversial minister and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher. The book was recently awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for best biography.

"Henry Ward Beecher is one of the great preachers of the American experience, and a rich source still for American religious thought," the Melcher Book Award Committee wrote, announcing this year's winner. "Only when we understand what happened to American theology in his lifetime, and the leading role he played in it, will we understand the challenging religious situation in which we now live."

The award ceremony, followed by a reading and a question-and-answer session with the author, will be hosted by the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, located on Church Street in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass.

The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, and members of the media are invited to attend. The Cambridge Forum, a long-running public affairs program on public radio, will audiotape the event for future re-broadcast. Applegate will also sign copies of her book at the program's conclusion.

In Applegate's words, the biography tells the riveting story of the person Abraham Lincoln called "the most famous man in America" - who became the nineteenth century's most famous preacher, until he was accused of seducing his best friend's wife.

Applegate said it felt ironic that the story of Henry Ward Beecher - whose own father had led the anti-Unitarian movement two centuries ago - should be honored with the UUA's literary prize.

"I am just honored, and surprised, and delighted," Applegate said.

Established in 1964, the Frederic G. Melcher Book Award is given annually by the UUA to a work published in the United States during the past calendar year judged to be the most significant contribution to religious liberalism. Previous recipients include Marilynne Robinson, James Carroll, Richard Rodriguez, Toni Morrison, Dorothy Day and Joseph Campbell.

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Grace-Filled Conversations Workshop
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Grace-filled conversations improve relationships, generate new possibilities
and foster a peace filled vision of the future. Develop your grace-filled
communication skills and learn how to shift from reactive to generative
conversation at this interactive workshop. Join Leslie Becknell, workshop
facilitator, and explore how to listen and speak to each other with more
grace. [Leslie is a seminarian here at Andover Newton.]
Sunday, April 29th, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: $45.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston
To register email ?journeys@firstparishweston.org or call 781-893-7798.

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Looking for Lost Lutherans
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The MA Conference ONA Task Force got a request from Minister and
President Jim Antal to help in finding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender pastors and those who wished to be clergy who have left the
Lutheran church because of issues with sexual orientation and gender
identity. Rev. Vicki Peterson, an Evangelical Lutheran clergywoman, is
doing research. Jim asked that we be in touch with any clergy we know
to be LGBT and with ONA churches. We have added known allies to the
contact list. Please forward to those who may be able to help.
Thank you,
The ONA Task Force


Here is the request from Rev. Vicki Peterson (ELCA) :
Are you, or do you know, former Lutherans who had to leave their
rostered ministry, lay or ordained, because of orientation or gender
issues? Your participation and/or help is needed. Read about this
research, "Missing Body Parts of Christ," at www.lcna.org, or inquire
with an e-mail to missing@lcna.org.


WANTED: FORMER LGBT LUTHERANS who left, or were removed from, their
rostered ministry, lay or ordained, because of orientation or gender
issues, as well as those who left the pathway to ministry within the
Lutheran church. Read about a research project, "Missing Body Parts of
Christ" at www.lcna.org, and e-mail inquiries or referrals to
missing@lcna.org. Please refer this information to lay members in your
congregation and UCC clergy who might have an interest in this
research.

UCC clergy and laity are invited to assist important research to locate
former Lutherans who now make their spiritual home in the pews and
pulpits of the UCC. This research, "Missing Body Parts of Christ," is
concerned with gaining an accounting of the many glbt persons who left,
or were removed from, the lay and ordained ministries of the Lutheran
church, the ELCA or its predecessor bodies, as well as those whose
pathway to ministry in the Lutheran church was blocked, due to issues
related to orientation or gender identity. If you know lay members in
your local congregation, or clergy within the UCC, who may be
interested in this research, please have them contact Rev. Vicki
Pedersen at missing@lcna.org. More information about this research is
available on the web page of Lutherans Concerned/North America at
www.lcna.org.


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UCC LGBT GATHERING
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The United Church Of Christ In Massachusetts Is Having A Gathering For
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex,
Same-gender-loving, Queer and Questioning Folk

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

7 pm Refreshments
7:30-9 pm Worship and Conversation

United Congregational Church, UCC

6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2706
(508) 752-3785

Wheelchair Accessible

Sponsored by the MA Conference United Church of Christ
Open and Affirming Task Force

Please RSVP to
kacarp@comcast.net
by
April 25, 2007

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New England Association of United Church Educators
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May 8-10, 2007

Tuesday, May 8:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

"A Model of Discipleship for the 21st Century;" A Seminar for Clergy, Judicatories
and Educators with Rev. Dr. Dick Hardel and Rev. Dr. David W. Anderson from the Youth
and Family Institute 

Tuesday, May 8 - Thursday, May 10

NEAUCE Annual Conference on Christian Education
"Catch the Faith----Pass it On"
Registration starts at 1:00 pm on Tuesday and the conference ends at 1:00 pm on Thursday.
Click here [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=68fnl5bab.0.mcb9u7bab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0240&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.auce-educators.org%2FAUCE%2520HomePage%2FNew%2520England.html]
to learn more about these two events and then register today!

For more information on either of these events please contact Nancy Murdock, Chairperson,
New England Association of United Church Educators at 603-432-2313 or portia96@gmail.com
[mailto:portia96@gmail.com].
Sincerely,
Your Educational Ministries Team

Massachusetts Conference, UCC
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

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Participate in a Study on religious experience
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Hello!

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of
Communication need your help with a study about religous experiences.

The online survey is quick, and painless.

The survey seeks participants of any religious affiliation.. If you are a
member of any religious congregation your perceptions and opinions
are of interest to us.

Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Your responses will be completely anonymous and not linked with your
email address or other identifiers in any way. Email addresses will not
be released to any third parties. Results will be reported only in
aggregate form.

In appreciation for you participation, you can receive an advanced copy
of the research report.

Please click on the following link to participate:

http://s-zves0-5843.sgizmo.com

Your help is most appreciated.

Thank you very much!

Bryan

Bryan McLaughlin
Graduate Student
Department of Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago

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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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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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St. Andrew's Church to Host U2 Eucharist - Sunday, April 29
ฏ-----------------------------------------------------
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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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, April 20, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
- Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
- Courses Slated for P3
- Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27

REVIEW

- Gracenotes - New Articles
- Registrar's Office Closed
- Glass Slipper Prom - UPDATE
- Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Notice from Campus Mail
- Invitation to Ordination Service
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007

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Spiritual Journeys - Dr. Carole Fontaine - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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4:30-5:45 p.m.
at the President's Home

Dr. Carole Fontaine

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home. These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey. Light refreshments are available.

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Sacred Circle Dance and Pot Luck - Sunday, April 29
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April 29, 2007
06:30 PM
In the Meetinghouse

Sacred Circle Dance combines the experience of walking a labyrinth and chanting, by combining the repetitive nature of both in formation, with a community. Similar to yoga, meditation, or labyrinth work, sacred dance invites us into an experience of oneness with universal energies and each other. Sacred Circle Dance is a spiritual practice of healing for self, others and the earth.

No partners or previous experience necessary.
The dances are gentle, simple and patiently taught.

Led by: Eileen Chodos

suggested donation $8 general, $4 ANTS students.

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Courses Slated for P3
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Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Seniors Breakfast - RSVP by April 27
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May 2, 2007
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.
This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, May 2
from 8 am to 11 am.
Seniors, please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Please R.S.V.P. and reserve tickets by sending an e-mail to cstasko@ants.edu by Friday, April 27th. Put "Tickets" in the subject area. Be sure to include how many tickets are needed, they will be available in the Cafeteria on the day of this event.

All students are welcome to participate in this event. Please join us in congratulating our seniors! You may use your meal plan or pay the usual breakfast fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Stasko, Co-moderator.
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Gracenotes - New Articles
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Gracenotes is a biweekly blog from the Andover Newton faculty. It consists of poetry, prayers, liturgical pieces, and theological potpourri from the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School.

Read two new articles on Gracenotes posted this week:

"Gracenotes on Virgina Tech" by Sarah B. Drummond, Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education

"Prayer for Yom Ha-Shoah" by Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament

View Gracenotes: http://www.ants.edu/blogs/faculty/

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Registrar's Office Closed
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I will be out of the office for the next few days. I'll be back on Tuesday, April 24.

Blessings,
Nayda Aguila

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Glass Slipper Prom - UPDATE
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You are invited to The Glass Slipper Prom!
It will be on Friday April 20, 2007 at 8 o'clock in Upper Noyes Hall.
For commuting students interested in staying Friday night for Prom please contact Amelia in Worcester 101 regarding rooms available.
Please know that although it is semi-formal all students are, of course, welcome to come as they wish.

Hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Ruth Edens at redens@ants.edu

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Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
1:00 pm
other
Colby Chapel

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Catherine Richardson Venkatesh

Contact: Janice Ford
Email: Ford55@comcast.net

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Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
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There will be a dramatic reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" in Stoddard Hall on Tuesday, April 24nd at 8p.m. This reading is a part of Libby Schap's final project for her MATA degree and it includes Andover Newton students Kate Galop, Jason Alspaugh, Jessica Adams, and Chip Hurd. This event has no charge and all are welcome to attend!

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Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
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Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

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Notice from Campus Mail
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Mail Box people:

1. If you are leaving for the summer or permanently, you need to fill out an official Mail Forwarding, Change of Address Order available from any post office. On that form you need to indicate if the move is just for the summer, or permanently. If it is a permanent move, we can forward your first class mail for six months and then we will return it to the sender. If it is a temporary move, we will forward your first class mail until you return. If you do not fill out this form, your mail will not be forwarded.

2. For those of you who are leaving and want your mail forwarded, please provide us with three or four sheets of mailing labels with your new address on them. This prevents errors when we forward your mail.

3. Please send out change of address postcards to those you want to be certain you receive mail from. Any mail that is not first class will be discarded, including magazines and catalogs, so be certain to notify publishers of your new address.

4. If you are staying on campus for the summer, your mail will be delivered as usual.

The Mail Room Staff


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Invitation to Ordination Service
--------------------------------------
The First Baptist Church of Newton invites the ANTS community to the ordination service to the Christian Ministry of Juan Manuel (Manny) Santiago-Rodriguez (class of '07)

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA

The speaker will be The Rev. Victor A. Feliberty, Dean of Administration of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and Representative of the Episcopal Church (USA)to the Board of the Council of Churches in Puerto Rico. The Rev. Feliberty is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA and a former student of Dr. Justo Gonzales as well as a former fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. He has serve as a chaplain, teacher, and pastor, and has served on the Board of Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

J.M. Manny Santiago

------------------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
------------------------------------------------
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

---------------------
EARTH WEEK 2007
---------------------

The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

-----------------------
Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

----------------------------------
Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

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


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

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 20, 2007

Gentle people:

Today at noon on the quadrangle we will be gathering as a community to
observe a moment of silence in memory of those who died at Virginia
Tech.

Please join us for this brief but important time of refelection,
mourning and solidarity. Feel free to invite any guests.

N.

Nick Carter
President
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
ncarter@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x210

Thursday, April 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, April 19, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Invitation to be in Solidarity with Virginia Tech
- Gracenotes - New Articles

REVIEW

- Registrar's Office Closed
- Glass Slipper Prom - UPDATE
- Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
- REMINDER: TWO DAYS LEFT Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Notice from Campus Mail
- Invitation to Ordination Service
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Gift Show
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007

-------------------------------------------------
Invitation to be in Solidarity with Virginia Tech
-------------------------------------------------

Wear Maroon and Orange on Friday

Dear Ants Community Members,

I've received the following invitation and was asked to pass this on to the student community: "Please join us on Friday, April 20, for "Hokie Hope" – an alumni-led effort of wearing orange and maroon colors in support of Virginia Tech. This Friday will be an "Orange and Maroon Effect" day, which has been traditionally held for athletic events. Tech alumni invite everyone across the country to be a part of the Virginia Tech family this Friday and wear orange and maroon to support the Tech community."

-------------------------------
Gracenotes - New Articles
-------------------------------
Gracenotes is a biweekly blog from the Andover Newton faculty. It consists of poetry, prayers, liturgical pieces, and theological potpourri from the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School.

Read two new articles on Gracenotes posted this week:

"Gracenotes on Virgina Tech" by Sarah B. Drummond, Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education

"Prayer for Yom Ha-Shoah" by Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament

View Gracenotes: http://www.ants.edu/blogs/faculty/


------------------------
Registrar's Office Closed
------------------------
I will be out of the office for the next few days. I'll be back on Tuesday, April 24.

Blessings,
Nayda Aguila

------------------------------------
Glass Slipper Prom - UPDATE
------------------------------------

You are invited to The Glass Slipper Prom!
It will be on Friday April 20, 2007 at 8 o'clock in Upper Noyes Hall.
For commuting students interested in staying Friday night for Prom please contact Amelia in Worcester 101 regarding rooms available.
Please know that although it is semi-formal all students are, of course, welcome to come as they wish.

Hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Ruth Edens at redens@ants.edu

-------------------------------------
Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
-------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
1:00 pm
other
Colby Chapel

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Catherine Richardson Venkatesh

Contact: Janice Ford
Email: Ford55@comcast.net

--------------------------------------------------------------
Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
--------------------------------------------------------------

There will be a dramatic reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" in Stoddard Hall on Tuesday, April 24nd at 8p.m. This reading is a part of Libby Schap's final project for her MATA degree and it includes Andover Newton students Kate Galop, Jason Alspaugh, Jessica Adams, and Chip Hurd. This event has no charge and all are welcome to attend!

-------------------------------------------------------------
Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
-------------------------------------------------------------
Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).

----------------------------------
Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
----------------------------------

Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

---------------------------
Notice from Campus Mail
---------------------------
Mail Box people:

1. If you are leaving for the summer or permanently, you need to fill out an official Mail Forwarding, Change of Address Order available from any post office. On that form you need to indicate if the move is just for the summer, or permanently. If it is a permanent move, we can forward your first class mail for six months and then we will return it to the sender. If it is a temporary move, we will forward your first class mail until you return. If you do not fill out this form, your mail will not be forwarded.

2. For those of you who are leaving and want your mail forwarded, please provide us with three or four sheets of mailing labels with your new address on them. This prevents errors when we forward your mail.

3. Please send out change of address postcards to those you want to be certain you receive mail from. Any mail that is not first class will be discarded, including magazines and catalogs, so be certain to notify publishers of your new address.

4. If you are staying on campus for the summer, your mail will be delivered as usual.

The Mail Room Staff


--------------------------------------
Invitation to Ordination Service
--------------------------------------
The First Baptist Church of Newton invites the ANTS community to the ordination service to the Christian Ministry of Juan Manuel (Manny) Santiago-Rodriguez (class of '07)

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA

The speaker will be The Rev. Victor A. Feliberty, Dean of Administration of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and Representative of the Episcopal Church (USA)to the Board of the Council of Churches in Puerto Rico. The Rev. Feliberty is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA and a former student of Dr. Justo Gonzales as well as a former fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. He has serve as a chaplain, teacher, and pastor, and has served on the Board of Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

J.M. Manny Santiago

------------------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
------------------------------------------------
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

---------------------
EARTH WEEK 2007
---------------------

The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

-----------------------------------
Spring Gift Show
-----------------------------------

Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!

-----------------------
Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

----------------------------------
Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

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


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

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, April 18, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Registrar's Office Closed
- Glass Slipper Prom - UPDATE
- Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
- REMINDER: TWO DAYS LEFT Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates

REVIEW

- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Notice from Campus Mail
- Earth Stewardship Begins with Us
- Glass Slipper Prom
- Invitation to Ordination Service
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Gift Show
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

------------------------
Registrar's Office Closed
------------------------
I will be out of the office for the next few days. I'll be back on Tuesday, April 24.

Blessings,
Nayda Aguila

------------------------------------
Glass Slipper Prom - UPDATE
------------------------------------

You are invited to The Glass Slipper Prom!
It will be on Friday April 20, 2007 at 8 o'clock in Upper Noyes Hall.
For commuting students interested in staying Friday night for Prom please contact Amelia in Worcester 101 regarding rooms available.
Please know that although it is semi-formal all students are, of course, welcome to come as they wish.

Hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Ruth Edens at redens@ants.edu

-------------------------------------
Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
-------------------------------------
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
1:00 pm
other
Colby Chapel

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Catherine Richardson Venkatesh

Contact: Janice Ford
Email: Ford55@comcast.net

--------------------------------------------------------------
Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
--------------------------------------------------------------

There will be a dramatic reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" in Stoddard Hall on Tuesday, April 22nd at 8p.m. This reading is a part of Libby Schap's final project for her MATA degree and it includes Andover Newton students Kate Galop, Jason Alspaugh, Jessica Adams, and Chip Hurd. This event has no charge and all are welcome to attend!

-------------------------------------------------------------
Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
-------------------------------------------------------------
Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).

----------------------------------
Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
----------------------------------

Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

---------------------------
Notice from Campus Mail
---------------------------
Mail Box people:

1. If you are leaving for the summer or permanently, you need to fill out an official Mail Forwarding, Change of Address Order available from any post office. On that form you need to indicate if the move is just for the summer, or permanently. If it is a permanent move, we can forward your first class mail for six months and then we will return it to the sender. If it is a temporary move, we will forward your first class mail until you return. If you do not fill out this form, your mail will not be forwarded.

2. For those of you who are leaving and want your mail forwarded, please provide us with three or four sheets of mailing labels with your new address on them. This prevents errors when we forward your mail.

3. Please send out change of address postcards to those you want to be certain you receive mail from. Any mail that is not first class will be discarded, including magazines and catalogs, so be certain to notify publishers of your new address.

4. If you are staying on campus for the summer, your mail will be delivered as usual.

The Mail Room Staff


--------------------------------------
Invitation to Ordination Service
--------------------------------------
The First Baptist Church of Newton invites the ANTS community to the ordination service to the Christian Ministry of Juan Manuel (Manny) Santiago-Rodriguez (class of '07)

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA

The speaker will be The Rev. Victor A. Feliberty, Dean of Administration of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and Representative of the Episcopal Church (USA)to the Board of the Council of Churches in Puerto Rico. The Rev. Feliberty is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA and a former student of Dr. Justo Gonzales as well as a former fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. He has serve as a chaplain, teacher, and pastor, and has served on the Board of Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

J.M. Manny Santiago

------------------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
------------------------------------------------
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

---------------------
EARTH WEEK 2007
---------------------

The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

-----------------------------------
Spring Gift Show
-----------------------------------

Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!

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Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
—-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj

-----------------------
Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

---------------------------------
Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
---------------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

----------------------------------
Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
--------------------------------------
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


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

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, April 17, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- REMINDER: Dorothy Bass Symposium
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Notice from Campus Mail
- No Wednesday Community Chapel on April 18, 2007

REVIEW

- SACRED SPACE, SACRED TIME, SACRED CHOICES EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULEd
- Earth Stewardship Begins with Us
- Glass Slipper Prom
- Invitation to Ordination Service
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- Keep Our Community From Going Hungry
- Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
- Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Gift Show
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

------------------------------------
REMINDER: Dorothy Bass Symposium
------------------------------------
Today, Tuesday, April 17 is the last day that you are able to register for the Dorothy Bass Symposium. Please contact Debbie Craig at dcraig@ants.edu or (617) 964-1100 ext 316 if you are planning on attending this free event.

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

----------------------------------
Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
----------------------------------

Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare tore-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or cordelia3@verizon.net to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

---------------------------
Notice from Campus Mail
---------------------------
Mail Box people:

1. If you are leaving for the summer or permanently, you need to fill out an official Mail Forwarding, Change of Address Order available from any post office. On that form you need to indicate if the move is just for the summer, or permanently. If it is a permanent move, we can forward your first class mail for six months and then we will return it to the sender. If it is a temporary move, we will forward your first class mail until you return. If you do not fill out this form, your mail will not be forwarded.

2. For those of you who are leaving and want your mail forwarded, please provide us with three or four sheets of mailing labels with your new address on them. This prevents errors when we forward your mail.

3. Please send out change of address postcards to those you want to be certain you receive mail from. Any mail that is not first class will be discarded, including magazines and catalogs, so be certain to notify publishers of your new address.

4. If you are staying on campus for the summer, your mail will be delivered as usual.

The Mail Room Staff

----------------------------------------------------
No Wednesday Community Chapel on April 18, 2007
----------------------------------------------------

Our community chapel was held this week on Tuesday, April 17, in order to facilitate a joint worship service with Hebrew Chapel for "Holocaust Remembrance Day."

Chapel will resume its Wednesday schedule next week, April 25.

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SACRED SPACE, SACRED TIME, SACRED CHOICES EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Thanks to all who have inquired and expressed an interest in this event. Unfortunately, most who expressed an interest are unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts resulting from our choice of a weekday event, borne of our desire to welcome both rabbinical students and BTI seminarians without interfering with anyone's Sabbath. We'll be taking a look at best options for rescheduling the event for early fall, and will keep you posted. In the meantime, please remember to check out www.rcrc.org for important reflections on religion and reproductive choice

------------------------------------
Glass Slipper Prom
------------------------------------
You are invited to The Glass Slipper Prom!
It will be on Friday April 20, 2007 at 8 o'clock in Upper Noyes Hall.
Hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Ruth Edens at redens@ants.edu.

--------------------------------------
Invitation to Ordination Service
--------------------------------------
The First Baptist Church of Newton invites the ANTS community to the ordination service to the Christian Ministry of Juan Manuel (Manny) Santiago-Rodriguez (class of '07)

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA

The speaker will be The Rev. Victor A. Feliberty, Dean of Administration of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and Representative of the Episcopal Church (USA)to the Board of the Council of Churches in Puerto Rico. The Rev. Feliberty is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA and a former student of Dr. Justo Gonzales as well as a former fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. He has serve as a chaplain, teacher, and pastor, and has served on the Board of Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

J.M. Manny Santiago

------------------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
------------------------------------------------
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

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

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

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

-------------------------------------------------
Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
--------------------------------------------------
Make sure you submit your items plenty of time in advance of your event.

To send news to Student E-News, send e-mail to enews@ants.edu. Include the text of your message or an attached file containing your message.

You can also fill out the Event Form at: http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm

Please submit "ready to print" news items. We use your text as written. Before submission, please review your news items carefully for accuracy, grammar, and spelling. CORRECTIONS after publication always cause confusion.

Note: When sending e-mail news, brief messages are best!

--------------------------------------------------
Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
--------------------------------------------------
We have been getting many Web edit requests with very little lead time lately...

Due to the volume of requests for Web site edits and additions, we must require lead time.
Please send requests for news or articles at least 5 working days in advance. We will try to post news and events as soon as possible after receipt, but please allow at least 5-10 days for your news. The order in which we post events or news depends on the date of the event and the date the notice was received.

Event Calendar
--------------
Allow 5 days lead time for postings
To post or change events in the Event Calendar, please use the Event Form on the web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm
Note: Notices for the Event Calendar will be posted by Friday of the week they are received, if possible.

Web Site Edits
---------------
Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
To request Web site edits, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

Featured News on the Home Page
-------------------------------
Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
We receive many requests to feature news or events on the Home page. Sometimes there are conflicts with requests for a specific time period.
Priority for features is given to:
-Events sponsored or hosted by Andover Newton
-Features proposed by faculty members and administration.
-BTI events that take place on the Andover Newton campus
- Other on-campus events
Please be aware that we may not be able to honor all requests.
The final selection of news and events to feature rests with the Webmaster.

To request featured items on the Home page, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

---------------------
EARTH WEEK 2007
---------------------

The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

-----------------------------------
Spring Gift Show
-----------------------------------

Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!

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Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
—-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj

-----------------------
Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

-------------------------------------------------------------
Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
-------------------------------------------------------------
Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).


---------------------------------
Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
---------------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

----------------------------------
Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
--------------------------------------
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

Monday, April 16, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, April 16, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Chapel to Be Held On Tuesday This Week
- SACRED SPACE, SACRED TIME, SACRED CHOICES EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULEd
- Earth Stewardship Begins with Us
- Glass Slipper Prom

REVIEW

- Invitation to Ordination Service
- YOGA CANCELLED
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- Keep Our Community From Going Hungry
- Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
- Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event
- Spring Gift Show
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

----------------------------------------------
Chapel to Be Held On Tuesday This Week
----------------------------------------------
COMMUNITY CHAPEL ON *TUESDAY* THIS WEEK, IN ORDER TO WORSHIP JOINTLY WITH HEBREW COLLEGE

This week, our weekly community chapel service, typically held on Wednesdays at 1pm, will be held instead on Tuesday, April 17 at 1pm, beginning in Colby Chapel and processing to Hebrew College in order to complete and culminate the service there. This special service is a joint ANTS-Hebrew College event for Yom Hashoah, "Holocaust Remembrance Day."

This is an historic event in the history of ANTS and Hebrew College, and indeed a significant worship service in the history of Christian and Jewish theological education. Please join us Tuesday, April 17, in Colby Chapel at 1pm.

Accordingly, there will be no service in Colby on Wednesday, April 18.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
SACRED SPACE, SACRED TIME, SACRED CHOICES EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Thanks to all who have inquired and expressed an interest in this event. Unfortunately, most who expressed an interest are unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts resulting from our choice of a weekday event, borne of our desire to welcome both rabbinical students and BTI seminarians without interfering with anyone's Sabbath. We'll be taking a look at best options for rescheduling the event for early fall, and will keep you posted. In the meantime, please remember to check out www.rcrc.org for important reflections on religion and reproductive choice

----------------------------------
Earth Stewardship Begins with Us
----------------------------------
Would you like to practice spiritually-grounded activism?
Would you like to help organize the paper recycling on campus?
If so, come help us discover how these might weave together.
Tuesday, April 17th
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Small Dining Room, Cafeteria
Everyone welcome

------------------------------------
Glass Slipper Prom
------------------------------------
You are invited to The Glass Slipper Prom!
It will be on Friday April 20, 2007 at 8 o'clock in Upper Noyes Hall.
Hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Ruth Edens at redens@ants.edu.

--------------------------------------
Invitation to Ordination Service
--------------------------------------
The First Baptist Church of Newton invites the ANTS community to the ordination service to the Christian Ministry of Juan Manuel (Manny) Santiago-Rodriguez (class of '07)

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA

The speaker will be The Rev. Victor A. Feliberty, Dean of Administration of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and Representative of the Episcopal Church (USA)to the Board of the Council of Churches in Puerto Rico. The Rev. Feliberty is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA and a former student of Dr. Justo Gonzales as well as a former fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. He has serve as a chaplain, teacher, and pastor, and has served on the Board of Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

J.M. Manny Santiago

---------------------------
YOGA CANCELLED
---------------------------
Due to professional commitments by Dana Moore, Yoga on Wednesday mornings will be cancelled for the rest of the semester. We will reconvene sessions in the fall. If you are interested in attending yoga please let Brita Gill-Austern bgillaus@ants.edu know what the best times for you would be. We would like to find a time that is as convenient as possible for the most people.

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

------------------------------------------------
"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
------------------------------------------------
April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

-----------------------------------------------
Patriot's Day Holiday - Monday, April 16
-----------------------------------------------
The school offices will be closed on Monday, April 16. The Library will be open. Classes are in session.

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

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

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

-------------------------------------------------
Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
--------------------------------------------------
Make sure you submit your items plenty of time in advance of your event.

To send news to Student E-News, send e-mail to enews@ants.edu. Include the text of your message or an attached file containing your message.

You can also fill out the Event Form at: http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm

Please submit "ready to print" news items. We use your text as written. Before submission, please review your news items carefully for accuracy, grammar, and spelling. CORRECTIONS after publication always cause confusion.

Note: When sending e-mail news, brief messages are best!

--------------------------------------------------
Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
--------------------------------------------------
We have been getting many Web edit requests with very little lead time lately...

Due to the volume of requests for Web site edits and additions, we must require lead time.
Please send requests for news or articles at least 5 working days in advance. We will try to post news and events as soon as possible after receipt, but please allow at least 5-10 days for your news. The order in which we post events or news depends on the date of the event and the date the notice was received.

Event Calendar
--------------
Allow 5 days lead time for postings
To post or change events in the Event Calendar, please use the Event Form on the web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm
Note: Notices for the Event Calendar will be posted by Friday of the week they are received, if possible.

Web Site Edits
---------------
Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
To request Web site edits, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

Featured News on the Home Page
-------------------------------
Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
We receive many requests to feature news or events on the Home page. Sometimes there are conflicts with requests for a specific time period.
Priority for features is given to:
-Events sponsored or hosted by Andover Newton
-Features proposed by faculty members and administration.
-BTI events that take place on the Andover Newton campus
- Other on-campus events
Please be aware that we may not be able to honor all requests.
The final selection of news and events to feature rests with the Webmaster.

To request featured items on the Home page, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

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EARTH WEEK 2007
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The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

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Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event
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Tuesday April 17, 2007
6-8 pm
Hebrew College, Room 102-103

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) Interfaith Student Community invites you to a special Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event:

Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust with Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold.

In honor of Yom Ha-Shaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold, former director of Harvard Hillel, will be reading from his newly published memoir, Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust. In this elegant text, Rabbi Gold shares with the reader his experiences as a young religious person in the fascinating and often turbulent world of inter-war Poland. The book also contains Rabbi Gold's reflections on the Shoah and his liberation from the Nazi Germany. Please join us for this unique learning opportunity.

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Spring Gift Show
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Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!


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Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
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Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj

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Spring Fling BBQ!
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Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
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Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).


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Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
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Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

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

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

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

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

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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


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

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, April 16

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Art Exhibit: Community Art Exhibit
EARTH WEEK 2007 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday: OFFICES CLOSED for Patriot's Day Holiday
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- EARTH WEEK 2007 - Tuesday, April 17
- COMMUNITY CHAPEL ON *TUESDAY* THIS WEEK, IN ORDER TO WORSHIP JOINTLY WITH HEBREW COLLEGE
- Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event - Tuesday, April 17

Wednesday:
- YOGA CANCELLED
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Chapel - SEE TUESDAY
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- EARTH WEEK 2007 - Wednesday, April 18
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Spring Gift Show - Thursday, April 19
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - Thursday, April 19
- SACRED CHOICES, SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE - April 19 - Thursday
- EARTH WEEK 2007 - Thursday, April 19

Friday:
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates


Sunday:
- EARTH WEEK 2007 - Sunday, April 22

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The Andover Newton COmmunity Art Show
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April 11- May 21

You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 - May 21

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EARTH WEEK 2007 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Saturday, April 14 to Sunday, April 22

Spring Cleaning Community Clothing Drive
Sturtevant Hall - Student Lounge

See below for other events.
For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com
More information: http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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EARTH WEEK 2007 - Tuesday, April 17
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Tuesday, April 17

Al Gore's Climate Project Slideshow: World Climate and Energy Concerns by Dr. Stephen Nodvin
Bring your lunch to Upper Noyes 12:00noon-12:55pm

Chapel Service Yom Ha-shoah (Holocaust Remembrance)
Gather at Colby Chapel; process to Hebrew College 1:00-2:15pm

Paper Recycling Campaign
Small Dining Room 2:30-3:30pm

Tree-Planting Project Kick-off
Small Dining Room 4:00-5:00pm

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COMMUNITY CHAPEL ON *TUESDAY* THIS WEEK, IN ORDER TO WORSHIP JOINTLY WITH HEBREW COLLEGE
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This week, our weekly community chapel service, typically held on Wednesdays at 1pm, will be held instead on Tuesday, April 17 at 1pm, beginning in Colby Chapel and processing to Hebrew College in order to complete and culminate the service there. This special service is a joint ANTS-Hebrew College event for Yom Hashoah, "Holocaust Remembrance Day."

This is an historic event in the history of ANTS and Hebrew College, and indeed a significant worship service in the history of Christian and Jewish theological education. Please join us Tuesday, April 17, in Colby Chapel at 1pm.

Accordingly, there will be no service in Colby on Wednesday, April 18.


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Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event - Tuesday, April 17
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Tuesday April 17, 2007
6-8 pm
Hebrew College, Room 102-103

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) Interfaith Student Community invites you to a special Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event:

Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust with Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold.

In honor of Yom Ha-Shaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold, former director of Harvard Hillel, will be reading from his newly published memoir, Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust. In this elegant text, Rabbi Gold shares with the reader his experiences as a young religious person in the fascinating and often turbulent world of inter-war Poland. The book also contains Rabbi Gold's reflections on the Shoah and his liberation from the Nazi Germany. Please join us for this unique learning opportunity.

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YOGA CANCELLED
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Due to professional commitments by Dana Moore, Yoga on Wednesday mornings will be cancelled for the rest of the semester. We will reconvene sessions in the fall. If you are interested in attending yoga please let Brita Gill-Austern bgillaus@ants.edu know what the best times for you would be. We would like to find a time that is as convenient as possible for the most people.

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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 Worship - SEE TUESDAY
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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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EARTH WEEK 2007 - Wednesday, April 18
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Open Forum: Greening Education at ANTS w/Dean Bill Herzog
Upper Noyes 12noon - 1:00pm

Coffee House: Earth Week fun w/Joy Honen
Meeting House 8:15-11:00pm

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Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
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Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.


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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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Spring Gift Show - Thursday, April 19
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Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!


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Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - Thursday, April 19
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Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj


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

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

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

Sponsored by the Seminarians for Choice Fellowship at ANTS.

Contact: Carmen Emerson
Email: CEmerson@ants.edu

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EARTH WEEK 2007 - Thursday, April 19
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Open Forum: Ecology Ministry 2007-2008
Small Dining Room 12:00-1:00pm

Eco-Art with Joy Honen
Meeting House 7:00-10:00pm

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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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Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
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Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).


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EARTH WEEK 2007 - Sunday, April 22
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An Inconvenient Truth: film w/discussion moderated by ANTS Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera
Christ Episcopal Church, Needham 5:00-7:30pm
1132 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492

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

Friday, April 13, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, April 13, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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Grace-Filled Conversations Workshop
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Grace-filled conversations improve relationships, generate new possibilities
and foster a peace filled vision of the future. Develop your grace-filled
communication skills and learn how to shift from reactive to generative
conversation at this interactive workshop. Join Leslie Becknell, workshop
facilitator, and explore how to listen and speak to each other with more
grace. [Leslie is a seminarian here at Andover Newton.]
Sunday, April 29th, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: $45.
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston
To register email ?journeys@firstparishweston.org or call 781-893-7798.

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"Ancestors and the Legacy of Justice and Democracy in an African Setting"
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Wednesday, 18 April 2007
4:00 PM
St. John's Chapel, Episcopal Divinity School
99 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Reception to follow

Tyler Room, Burnham Hall

Jacob K. Olupona, Moderator

Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School

Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Gift Makwasha

Th.D. Candidate, Boston University School of Theology

MSASA Scholar '99-'01

Christine Nakyeyune

M.A.T.S. Candidate, Episcopal Divinity School

MSASA Scholar '05-'07

*Massachusetts Scholarships for Africans Studying in America (MSASA) is a joint program of Episcopal Divinity School and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

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Looking for Lost Lutherans
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The MA Conference ONA Task Force got a request from Minister and
President Jim Antal to help in finding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender pastors and those who wished to be clergy who have left the
Lutheran church because of issues with sexual orientation and gender
identity. Rev. Vicki Peterson, an Evangelical Lutheran clergywoman, is
doing research. Jim asked that we be in touch with any clergy we know
to be LGBT and with ONA churches. We have added known allies to the
contact list. Please forward to those who may be able to help.
Thank you,
The ONA Task Force


Here is the request from Rev. Vicki Peterson (ELCA) :
Are you, or do you know, former Lutherans who had to leave their
rostered ministry, lay or ordained, because of orientation or gender
issues? Your participation and/or help is needed. Read about this
research, "Missing Body Parts of Christ," at www.lcna.org, or inquire
with an e-mail to missing@lcna.org.


WANTED: FORMER LGBT LUTHERANS who left, or were removed from, their
rostered ministry, lay or ordained, because of orientation or gender
issues, as well as those who left the pathway to ministry within the
Lutheran church. Read about a research project, "Missing Body Parts of
Christ" at www.lcna.org, and e-mail inquiries or referrals to
missing@lcna.org. Please refer this information to lay members in your
congregation and UCC clergy who might have an interest in this
research.

UCC clergy and laity are invited to assist important research to locate
former Lutherans who now make their spiritual home in the pews and
pulpits of the UCC. This research, "Missing Body Parts of Christ," is
concerned with gaining an accounting of the many glbt persons who left,
or were removed from, the lay and ordained ministries of the Lutheran
church, the ELCA or its predecessor bodies, as well as those whose
pathway to ministry in the Lutheran church was blocked, due to issues
related to orientation or gender identity. If you know lay members in
your local congregation, or clergy within the UCC, who may be
interested in this research, please have them contact Rev. Vicki
Pedersen at missing@lcna.org. More information about this research is
available on the web page of Lutherans Concerned/North America at
www.lcna.org.


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UCC LGBT GATHERING
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The United Church Of Christ In Massachusetts Is Having A Gathering For
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex,
Same-gender-loving, Queer and Questioning Folk

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

7 pm Refreshments
7:30-9 pm Worship and Conversation

United Congregational Church, UCC

6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2706
(508) 752-3785

Wheelchair Accessible

Sponsored by the MA Conference United Church of Christ
Open and Affirming Task Force

Please RSVP to
kacarp@comcast.net
by
April 25, 2007

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New England Association of United Church Educators
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May 8-10, 2007

Tuesday, May 8:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

"A Model of Discipleship for the 21st Century;" A Seminar for Clergy, Judicatories
and Educators with Rev. Dr. Dick Hardel and Rev. Dr. David W. Anderson from the Youth
and Family Institute 

Tuesday, May 8 - Thursday, May 10

NEAUCE Annual Conference on Christian Education
"Catch the Faith----Pass it On"
Registration starts at 1:00 pm on Tuesday and the conference ends at 1:00 pm on Thursday.
Click here [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=68fnl5bab.0.mcb9u7bab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0240&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.auce-educators.org%2FAUCE%2520HomePage%2FNew%2520England.html]
to learn more about these two events and then register today!

For more information on either of these events please contact Nancy Murdock, Chairperson,
New England Association of United Church Educators at 603-432-2313 or portia96@gmail.com
[mailto:portia96@gmail.com].
Sincerely,
Your Educational Ministries Team

Massachusetts Conference, UCC
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

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Participate in a Study on religious experience
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Hello!

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of
Communication need your help with a study about religous experiences.

The online survey is quick, and painless.

The survey seeks participants of any religious affiliation.. If you are a
member of any religious congregation your perceptions and opinions
are of interest to us.

Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Your responses will be completely anonymous and not linked with your
email address or other identifiers in any way. Email addresses will not
be released to any third parties. Results will be reported only in
aggregate form.

In appreciation for you participation, you can receive an advanced copy
of the research report.

Please click on the following link to participate:

http://s-zves0-5843.sgizmo.com

Your help is most appreciated.

Thank you very much!

Bryan

Bryan McLaughlin
Graduate Student
Department of Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago

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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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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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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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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, April 13, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Invitation to Ordination Service
- YOGA CANCELLED
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- Patriot's Day Holiday - Monday, April 16
- Keep Our Community From Going Hungry

REVIEW

- Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
- Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event
- Spring Gift Show
- Darrick Jackson is moving on!
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
- Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic


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Invitation to Ordination Service
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The First Baptist Church of Newton invites the ANTS community to the ordination service to the Christian Ministry of Juan Manuel (Manny) Santiago-Rodriguez (class of '07)

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA

The speaker will be The Rev. Victor A. Feliberty, Dean of Administration of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and Representative of the Episcopal Church (USA)to the Board of the Council of Churches in Puerto Rico. The Rev. Feliberty is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA and a former student of Dr. Justo Gonzales as well as a former fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. He has serve as a chaplain, teacher, and pastor, and has served on the Board of Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

J.M. Manny Santiago

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YOGA CANCELLED
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Due to professional commitments by Dana Moore, Yoga on Wednesday mornings will be cancelled for the rest of the semester. We will reconvene sessions in the fall. If you are interested in attending yoga please let Brita Gill-Austern bgillaus@ants.edu know what the best times for you would be. We would like to find a time that is as convenient as possible for the most people.

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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"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
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April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

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Patriot's Day Holiday - Monday, April 16
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The school offices will be closed on Monday, April 16. The Library will be open. Classes are in session.

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Keep Our Community From Going Hungry
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Friends,

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

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

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Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
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Make sure you submit your items plenty of time in advance of your event.

To send news to Student E-News, send e-mail to enews@ants.edu. Include the text of your message or an attached file containing your message.

You can also fill out the Event Form at: http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm

Please submit "ready to print" news items. We use your text as written. Before submission, please review your news items carefully for accuracy, grammar, and spelling. CORRECTIONS after publication always cause confusion.

Note: When sending e-mail news, brief messages are best!

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Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
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We have been getting many Web edit requests with very little lead time lately...

Due to the volume of requests for Web site edits and additions, we must require lead time.
Please send requests for news or articles at least 5 working days in advance. We will try to post news and events as soon as possible after receipt, but please allow at least 5-10 days for your news. The order in which we post events or news depends on the date of the event and the date the notice was received.

Event Calendar
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Allow 5 days lead time for postings
To post or change events in the Event Calendar, please use the Event Form on the web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm
Note: Notices for the Event Calendar will be posted by Friday of the week they are received, if possible.

Web Site Edits
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Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
To request Web site edits, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

Featured News on the Home Page
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Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
We receive many requests to feature news or events on the Home page. Sometimes there are conflicts with requests for a specific time period.
Priority for features is given to:
-Events sponsored or hosted by Andover Newton
-Features proposed by faculty members and administration.
-BTI events that take place on the Andover Newton campus
- Other on-campus events
Please be aware that we may not be able to honor all requests.
The final selection of news and events to feature rests with the Webmaster.

To request featured items on the Home page, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

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EARTH WEEK 2007
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The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

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Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event
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Tuesday April 17, 2007
6-8 pm
Hebrew College, Room 102-103

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) Interfaith Student Community invites you to a special Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event:

Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust with Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold.

In honor of Yom Ha-Shaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold, former director of Harvard Hillel, will be reading from his newly published memoir, Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust. In this elegant text, Rabbi Gold shares with the reader his experiences as a young religious person in the fascinating and often turbulent world of inter-war Poland. The book also contains Rabbi Gold's reflections on the Shoah and his liberation from the Nazi Germany. Please join us for this unique learning opportunity.

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Spring Gift Show
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Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!

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Darrick Jackson is moving on!
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Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

I am writing to let you know that Darrick Jackson has announced he will be leaving his position of Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment at ANTS in mid-May, shortly before he graduates with his Master of Divinity degree! He has accepted a newly created position at the Unitarian Universalist Association as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, one for which he is very well-suited.

Darrick began working here as a Student Assistant in October of 2002, and became the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions in June 2004. Darrick has been a trusted colleague and a vital member of the Admissions/Recruitment team, while maintaining his studies and participation in the life of the school as both a student and staff member.

In the coming weeks, please join me in thanking Darrick for a job well-done, congratulating him upon his graduation and his new position, offering him your prayers and good wishes, and bidding him a fond farewell. Although we will definitely miss him, we are joyful about his call to such an important position at the UUA. We will soon share plans about his official farewell party.

Peg Carroll
Director of Enrollment

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Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
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Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj

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Spring Fling BBQ!
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Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
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Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).

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The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
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You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 – May 21

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Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
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Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

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

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

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

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

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Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
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Planning is well underway for festive ceremonies to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2007 as we begin the 200th anniversary year of Andover Newton.

Baccalaureate will take place in the new Wilson Chapel, Friday, May 18 at 7 PM. Commencement on Saturday, May 19 will be on the quad at 2 PM (First Baptist Church in the event of rain). A reception on campus will follow each event.

To join in this wonderful opportunity to celebrate and affirm our classmates, please contact Theresa Stirling, TStirling @ants.edu or Judy Brandon, JBrandon@ants.edu Ushers are needed for both Baccalaureate and Commencement and the Commencement reception.

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

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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


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

Thursday, April 12, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, April 12, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
- Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event

REVIEW

- Spring Gift Show
- Darrick Jackson is moving on!
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
- Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic


-------------------------------------------------
Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
--------------------------------------------------
Make sure you submit your items plenty of time in advance of your event.

To send news to Student E-News, send e-mail to enews@ants.edu. Include the text of your message or an attached file containing your message.

You can also fill out the Event Form at: http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm

Please submit "ready to print" news items. We use your text as written. Before submission, please review your news items carefully for accuracy, grammar, and spelling. CORRECTIONS after publication always cause confusion.

Note: When sending e-mail news, brief messages are best!

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Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
--------------------------------------------------
We have been getting many Web edit requests with very little lead time lately...

Due to the volume of requests for Web site edits and additions, we must require lead time.
Please send requests for news or articles at least 5 working days in advance. We will try to post news and events as soon as possible after receipt, but please allow at least 5-10 days for your news. The order in which we post events or news depends on the date of the event and the date the notice was received.

Event Calendar
--------------
Allow 5 days lead time for postings
To post or change events in the Event Calendar, please use the Event Form on the web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm
Note: Notices for the Event Calendar will be posted by Friday of the week they are received, if possible.

Web Site Edits
---------------
Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
To request Web site edits, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

Featured News on the Home Page
-------------------------------
Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
We receive many requests to feature news or events on the Home page. Sometimes there are conflicts with requests for a specific time period.
Priority for features is given to:
-Events sponsored or hosted by Andover Newton
-Features proposed by faculty members and administration.
-BTI events that take place on the Andover Newton campus
- Other on-campus events
Please be aware that we may not be able to honor all requests.
The final selection of news and events to feature rests with the Webmaster.

To request featured items on the Home page, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

---------------------
EARTH WEEK 2007
---------------------

The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

------------------------------------------
Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event
------------------------------------------
Tuesday April 17, 2007
6-8 pm
Hebrew College, Room 102-103

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) Interfaith Student Community invites you to a special Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event:

Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust with Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold.

In honor of Yom Ha-Shaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold, former director of Harvard Hillel, will be reading from his newly published memoir, Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust. In this elegant text, Rabbi Gold shares with the reader his experiences as a young religious person in the fascinating and often turbulent world of inter-war Poland. The book also contains Rabbi Gold's reflections on the Shoah and his liberation from the Nazi Germany. Please join us for this unique learning opportunity.

-----------------------------------
Spring Gift Show
-----------------------------------

Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!

------------------------------------
Darrick Jackson is moving on!
------------------------------------

Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

I am writing to let you know that Darrick Jackson has announced he will be leaving his position of Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment at ANTS in mid-May, shortly before he graduates with his Master of Divinity degree! He has accepted a newly created position at the Unitarian Universalist Association as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, one for which he is very well-suited.

Darrick began working here as a Student Assistant in October of 2002, and became the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions in June 2004. Darrick has been a trusted colleague and a vital member of the Admissions/Recruitment team, while maintaining his studies and participation in the life of the school as both a student and staff member.

In the coming weeks, please join me in thanking Darrick for a job well-done, congratulating him upon his graduation and his new position, offering him your prayers and good wishes, and bidding him a fond farewell. Although we will definitely miss him, we are joyful about his call to such an important position at the UUA. We will soon share plans about his official farewell party.

Peg Carroll
Director of Enrollment

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Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
—-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj

-----------------------
Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

-------------------------------------------------------------
Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
-------------------------------------------------------------
Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).

------------------------------------------
The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
------------------------------------------
You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 – May 21

---------------------------------
Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
---------------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

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

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

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

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

-------------------------------------------
Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
-------------------------------------------

Planning is well underway for festive ceremonies to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2007 as we begin the 200th anniversary year of Andover Newton.

Baccalaureate will take place in the new Wilson Chapel, Friday, May 18 at 7 PM. Commencement on Saturday, May 19 will be on the quad at 2 PM (First Baptist Church in the event of rain). A reception on campus will follow each event.

To join in this wonderful opportunity to celebrate and affirm our classmates, please contact Theresa Stirling, TStirling @ants.edu or Judy Brandon, JBrandon@ants.edu Ushers are needed for both Baccalaureate and Commencement and the Commencement reception.

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

----------------------------------
Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
--------------------------------------
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

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Tomorrow's Search and Call Event POSTPONED
- Spring Gift Show

REVIEW

- Darrick Jackson is moving on!
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thursday April 12
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes
- The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- LAST CALL For Field Ed Info Session
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
- Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
- 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
- PilgrIMAGES - April 12

-----------------------------------------
Search and Call Event POSTPONED
-----------------------------------------
Due to the impending unfavorable weather conditions, tomorrow's Search and Call event is being POSTPONED.

Search and Call: Entering a Congregation and Thriving as a New Pastor has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 24th from 9 AM-12:30 PM in the Meetinghouse.

If you have any questions, please be in touch with Kris LoFrumento, lofrumentok@macucc.org 508-875-5233 x274.

If you want to register, there is still time! Just be in touch with Kris LoFrumento.

-----------------------------------
Spring Gift Show
-----------------------------------

Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!
------------------------------------
Darrick Jackson is moving on!
------------------------------------

Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

I am writing to let you know that Darrick Jackson has announced he will be leaving his position of Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment at ANTS in mid-May, shortly before he graduates with his Master of Divinity degree! He has accepted a newly created position at the Unitarian Universalist Association as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, one for which he is very well-suited.

Darrick began working here as a Student Assistant in October of 2002, and became the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions in June 2004. Darrick has been a trusted colleague and a vital member of the Admissions/Recruitment team, while maintaining his studies and participation in the life of the school as both a student and staff member.

In the coming weeks, please join me in thanking Darrick for a job well-done, congratulating him upon his graduation and his new position, offering him your prayers and good wishes, and bidding him a fond farewell. Although we will definitely miss him, we are joyful about his call to such an important position at the UUA. We will soon share plans about his official farewell party.

Peg Carroll
Director of Enrollment

—-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
—-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj

-----------------------
Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

-------------------------------------------------------------
Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
-------------------------------------------------------------
Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).

--------------------------
Peace Fellowship Meeting
--------------------------
Easter is past and the end of the semester is coming fast. Let's gather at least one more time to look back and forward.

Thursday April 12 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria

The main order of business is the transition in leadership for next year. Please join us.
Cynthia Knowles
CELL: 617-838-7294
cynthia@iecc.com

-------------------------------------------
Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes
-------------------------------------------

This week's open labyrinth walk will be held on Tuesday, April 10. There will be no walk on Wednesday this week.
Next week, there will be no labyrinth walk so that all may come to the coffee house on Wednesday, April 18 in the Meetinghouse.
The final two walks of the semester will be on the Wednesday nights of April 25 and May 2.
As always, the walks are in the Meetinghouse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. You can come anytime during those hours. All are welcome, especially those who have never walked a labyrinth before!
Questions? Contact Martha Bays at mbays@ants.edu

------------------------------------------
The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
------------------------------------------
You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 – May 21

---------------------------------
Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
---------------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

----------------------------------------
LAST CALL For Field Ed Info Session
----------------------------------------

If you are planning on doing Field Education 2007/2008 and have not yet attended an orientation, you must attend the LAST information session this Thursday, April 12 at 1:00PM in the Peck Room.

If you have a scheduling conflict please contact Debbie Craig at ext 316 or dcraig@ants.edu

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

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

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

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

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

-------------------------------------------
Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
-------------------------------------------

Planning is well underway for festive ceremonies to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2007 as we begin the 200th anniversary year of Andover Newton.

Baccalaureate will take place in the new Wilson Chapel, Friday, May 18 at 7 PM. Commencement on Saturday, May 19 will be on the quad at 2 PM (First Baptist Church in the event of rain). A reception on campus will follow each event.

To join in this wonderful opportunity to celebrate and affirm our classmates, please contact Theresa Stirling, TStirling @ants.edu or Judy Brandon, JBrandon@ants.edu Ushers are needed for both Baccalaureate and Commencement and the Commencement reception.

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

----------------------------------------
Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11
----------------------------------------
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


----------------------------------
Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
--------------------------------------
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

—---------------------
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.

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, April 10, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Darrick Jackson is moving on!
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Wednesday Chapel Koinonia Preaching Festival
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates

REVIEW

- 2007 Judson Lecture- April 11, 2007
- Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thursday April 12
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes
- The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- BTI SYMPOSIUM - Wednesday April 11
- LAST CALL For Field Ed Info Session
- Prophetic Hospitality: Welcoming the Stranger - Wednesday, April 11
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
- Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
- 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
- PilgrIMAGES - April 12

------------------------------------
Darrick Jackson is moving on!
------------------------------------

Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

I am writing to let you know that Darrick Jackson has announced he will be leaving his position of Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment at ANTS in mid-May, shortly before he graduates with his Master of Divinity degree! He has accepted a newly created position at the Unitarian Universalist Association as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, one for which he is very well-suited.

Darrick began working here as a Student Assistant in October of 2002, and became the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions in June 2004. Darrick has been a trusted colleague and a vital member of the Admissions/Recruitment team, while maintaining his studies and participation in the life of the school as both a student and staff member.

In the coming weeks, please join me in thanking Darrick for a job well-done, congratulating him upon his graduation and his new position, offering him your prayers and good wishes, and bidding him a fond farewell. Although we will definitely miss him, we are joyful about his call to such an important position at the UUA. We will soon share plans about his official farewell party.

Peg Carroll
Director of Enrollment

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Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
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Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj

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Wednesday Chapel Koinonia Preaching Festival
------------------------------------------

Greetings, and Happy Easter!

You are warmly invited to chapel tomorrow (Wednesday, 4/11, at 1pm) for this year's Koinonia Preaching Festival, during which our three finalists will preach three wonderful sermons. Come one, come all! This is always an electric, inspiring service, and a delightful way to celebrate the gifts of our graduating class.

Two of our finalists this year are graduating this May, and one of them will finish her coursework this summer before moving out of state, and so was allowed to enter this year.

Our preachers will be:

Liddy Gerchman
Cheryl Kerr
Jennifer Munroe-Nathans

Spread the word! This one is not to be missed!

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Spring Fling BBQ!
-----------------------
Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
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Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

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

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).

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2007 Judson Lecture
---------------------------
Dr. Narola Jamir, our Judson Professor for 2007-2008, will deliver the 2007 Judson Lecture on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Peck Room. Her topic is "Western Women in Eastern Lands: The Influence of the American Women's Movement in 19th-Century Northeast India."
A reception will follow.

--------------------------
Peace Fellowship Meeting
--------------------------
Easter is past and the end of the semester is coming fast. Let's gather at least one more time to look back and forward.

Thursday April 12 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria

The main order of business is the transition in leadership for next year. Please join us.
Cynthia Knowles
CELL: 617-838-7294
cynthia@iecc.com

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Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes
-------------------------------------------

This week's open labyrinth walk will be held on Tuesday, April 10. There will be no walk on Wednesday this week.
Next week, there will be no labyrinth walk so that all may come to the coffee house on Wednesday, April 18 in the Meetinghouse.
The final two walks of the semester will be on the Wednesday nights of April 25 and May 2.
As always, the walks are in the Meetinghouse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. You can come anytime during those hours. All are welcome, especially those who have never walked a labyrinth before!
Questions? Contact Martha Bays at mbays@ants.edu

------------------------------------------
The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
------------------------------------------
You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 – May 21

---------------------------------
Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
---------------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

-----------------------------------------
BTI SYMPOSIUM - Wednesday April 11
-----------------------------------------
Pollard lecture Series
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Sjoerd L. Bonting
"From Providence to Chaos - Following Bill Pollard's Lead"
WHEN: Wednesday, April 11 5 p.m.
WHERE: Boston University School of Theology
Hartman Room
745 Commonwealth Avenue
Lower level

In this second lecture of the William G. Pollard series on science and theology, sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute, Bonting will describe the importance of Pollard in his own (Bontings) quest for ordination in 1964 at the Washington National Cathedral, while he worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bonting will relate the influence of Pollard's publications, " The Cosmic Drama" and "Revelation and Response" to his own spiritual evolution.

Bontings scientific accomplishments include widely recognized work in active sodium transport, and the biochemistry of vision. Educated at the University of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, where he chaired the Dept. of Biochemiostry, Bonting worked for NASA at Ames Research Center, Mtn. View, CA, and also did research at the universities of Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois. He was Section Chief of biochemistry at NIH, Bethesda Maryland.

Bonting has 363 scientific papers and has edited 9 books. He edited Adv. in Space Biology and Medicine ( 7 Vols, 1989-99) and has sponsored 52 PhD dissertations. He holds 10 scientific awards and prizes.

His lecture subject, William G. Pollard, deceased physicist and Episcopal Priest of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, did wartime research in the Manhattan Project at Columbia University, and founded the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Science. He was ordained in 1954 and remained active in science and research management until his retirement in the 80s.

The mission of the Pollard Lecture series is to stimulate and encourage working scientists and science teachers to seriously examine the theological and ethical implications of their scientific work.

----------------------------------------
LAST CALL For Field Ed Info Session
----------------------------------------

If you are planning on doing Field Education 2007/2008 and have not yet attended an orientation, you must attend the LAST information session this Thursday, April 12 at 1:00PM in the Peck Room.

If you have a scheduling conflict please contact Debbie Craig at ext 316 or dcraig@ants.edu

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

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Prophetic Hospitality: Welcoming the Stranger - Wednesday, April 11
------------------------------------------------------
Loren McGrail and Luis Alvarenga

Wednesday April 11th 5 p.m.
Small Dining Room

Come learn about immigration issues and how people of faith are and can respond. Focus will be on upcoming legislation (the pros and cons of what is being proposed by different groups); May 1 day of solidarity; The New Bedford Raid---what we learned and how we can help; how to prepare your congregation for action;The New Sanctuary Movement

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

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

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

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

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Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
-------------------------------------------

Planning is well underway for festive ceremonies to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2007 as we begin the 200th anniversary year of Andover Newton.

Baccalaureate will take place in the new Wilson Chapel, Friday, May 18 at 7 PM. Commencement on Saturday, May 19 will be on the quad at 2 PM (First Baptist Church in the event of rain). A reception on campus will follow each event.

To join in this wonderful opportunity to celebrate and affirm our classmates, please contact Theresa Stirling, TStirling @ants.edu or Judy Brandon, JBrandon@ants.edu Ushers are needed for both Baccalaureate and Commencement and the Commencement reception.

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

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Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11
----------------------------------------
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


----------------------------------
Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
--------------------------------------
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

—---------------------
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.

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

Monday, April 09, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, April 9, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- 2007 Judson Lecture- April 11, 2007
- Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thursday April 12
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes
- The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- BTI SYMPOSIUM - Wednesday April 11
- LAST CALL For Field Ed Info Session
- Prophetic Hospitality: Welcoming the Stranger - Wednesday, April 11
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
- Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed

REVIEW

- 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
- PilgrIMAGES - April 12
- Summer Course Update
- SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES

---------------------------
2007 Judson Lecture
---------------------------
Dr. Narola Jamir, our Judson Professor for 2007-2008, will deliver the 2007 Judson Lecture on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Peck Room. Her topic is "Western Women in Eastern Lands: The Influence of the American Women's Movement in 19th-Century Northeast India."
A reception will follow.

--------------------------
Peace Fellowship Meeting
--------------------------
Easter is past and the end of the semester is coming fast. Let's gather at least one more time to look back and forward.

Thursday April 12 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria

The main order of business is the transition in leadership for next year. Please join us.
Cynthia Knowles
CELL: 617-838-7294
cynthia@iecc.com

-------------------------------------------
Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes
-------------------------------------------

This week's open labyrinth walk will be held on Tuesday, April 10. There will be no walk on Wednesday this week.
Next week, there will be no labyrinth walk so that all may come to the coffee house on Wednesday, April 18 in the Meetinghouse.
The final two walks of the semester will be on the Wednesday nights of April 25 and May 2.
As always, the walks are in the Meetinghouse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. You can come anytime during those hours. All are welcome, especially those who have never walked a labyrinth before!
Questions? Contact Martha Bays at mbays@ants.edu

------------------------------------------
The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
------------------------------------------
You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 – May 21

---------------------------------
Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
---------------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

-----------------------------------------
BTI SYMPOSIUM - Wednesday April 11
-----------------------------------------
Pollard lecture Series
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Sjoerd L. Bonting
"From Providence to Chaos - Following Bill Pollard's Lead"
WHEN: Wednesday, April 11 5 p.m.
WHERE: Boston University School of Theology
Hartman Room
745 Commonwealth Avenue
Lower level

In this second lecture of the William G. Pollard series on science and theology, sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute, Bonting will describe the importance of Pollard in his own (Bontings) quest for ordination in 1964 at the Washington National Cathedral, while he worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bonting will relate the influence of Pollard's publications, " The Cosmic Drama" and "Revelation and Response" to his own spiritual evolution.

Bontings scientific accomplishments include widely recognized work in active sodium transport, and the biochemistry of vision. Educated at the University of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, where he chaired the Dept. of Biochemiostry, Bonting worked for NASA at Ames Research Center, Mtn. View, CA, and also did research at the universities of Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois. He was Section Chief of biochemistry at NIH, Bethesda Maryland.

Bonting has 363 scientific papers and has edited 9 books. He edited Adv. in Space Biology and Medicine ( 7 Vols, 1989-99) and has sponsored 52 PhD dissertations. He holds 10 scientific awards and prizes.

His lecture subject, William G. Pollard, deceased physicist and Episcopal Priest of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, did wartime research in the Manhattan Project at Columbia University, and founded the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Science. He was ordained in 1954 and remained active in science and research management until his retirement in the 80s.

The mission of the Pollard Lecture series is to stimulate and encourage working scientists and science teachers to seriously examine the theological and ethical implications of their scientific work.

----------------------------------------
LAST CALL For Field Ed Info Session
----------------------------------------

If you are planning on doing Field Education 2007/2008 and have not yet attended an orientation, you must attend the LAST information session this Thursday, April 12 at 1:00PM in the Peck Room.

If you have a scheduling conflict please contact Debbie Craig at ext 316 or dcraig@ants.edu

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

------------------------------------------------------
Prophetic Hospitality: Welcoming the Stranger - Wednesday, April 11
------------------------------------------------------
Loren McGrail and Luis Alvarenga

Wednesday April 11th 5 p.m.
Small Dining Room

Come learn about immigration issues and how people of faith are and can respond. Focus will be on upcoming legislation (the pros and cons of what is being proposed by different groups); May 1 day of solidarity; The New Bedford Raid---what we learned and how we can help; how to prepare your congregation for action;The New Sanctuary Movement

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

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

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

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

-------------------------------------------
Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
-------------------------------------------

Planning is well underway for festive ceremonies to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2007 as we begin the 200th anniversary year of Andover Newton.

Baccalaureate will take place in the new Wilson Chapel, Friday, May 18 at 7 PM. Commencement on Saturday, May 19 will be on the quad at 2 PM (First Baptist Church in the event of rain). A reception on campus will follow each event.

To join in this wonderful opportunity to celebrate and affirm our classmates, please contact Theresa Stirling, TStirling @ants.edu or Judy Brandon, JBrandon@ants.edu Ushers are needed for both Baccalaureate and Commencement and the Commencement reception.

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525
----------------------------------------
Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11
----------------------------------------
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


----------------------------------
Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
----------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------
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.

--------------------------------------
Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
--------------------------------------
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

—---------------------
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)


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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.

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

ANTS Student E- News - Monday, April 9, 2007 - Events This Week

----------------------------------
EVENTS THIS WEEK
----------------------------------
Art Exhibit: Community Art Exhibit

Monday:
- Men's Fellowship - Mondays

Tuesday:
- Faith, Health, AND Spirituality Center - Office Hours Tuesdays
- Art as Spiritual Practice - Tuesdays
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes - Tuesday, April 10

Wednesday:
- Yoga Wednesday Mornings
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL - Wednesday, April 11
- Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad - Wednesdays
- Judson Lecture: Dr. Narola Jamir - Wednesday, April 11

Thursday:
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual Direction at ANTS
- Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thursday, April 12
- Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session, Thursday April 12
- Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, April 12
- Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11 - Thursday, April 12
- PilgrIMAGES - Thursday, April 12

Friday and Saturday:
- Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - April 13-15
- Put Your Faith Into Action - Saturday, April 14

-----------------------------------------
The Andover Newton COmmunity Art Show
-----------------------------------------
April 11- May 21

You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 - May 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes - Tuesday, April 10
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This week's open labyrinth walk will be held on Tuesday, April 10. There will be no walk on Wednesday this week.

Next week, there will be no labyrinth walk so that all may come to the coffee house on Wednesday, April 18 in the Meetinghouse.

The final two walks of the semester will be on the Wednesday nights of April 25 and May 2.
As always, the walks are in the Meetinghouse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. You can come anytime during those hours. All are welcome, especially those who have never walked a labyrinth before!
Questions? Contact Martha Bays at mbays@ants.edu

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

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

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The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
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Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15
In the 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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2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL - Wednesday, April 11
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1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

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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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Judson Lecture: Dr. Narola Jamir - Wednesday, April 11
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Peck room

Dr. Narola Jamir, our Judson Professor for 2007-2008, will deliver the 2007 Judson Lecture on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Peck Room. Her topic is "Western Women in Eastern Lands: The Influence of the American Women's Movement in 19th-Century Northeast India."
A reception will follow.

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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 Meeting - Thursday, April 12
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Easter is past and the end of the semester is coming fast. Let's gather at least one more time to look back and forward.

Thursday April 12 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria

The main order of business is the transition in leadership for next year. Please join us.


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Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - Next Session, Thursday April 12
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"Search and Call in the United Church of Christ - A Series of Events for Seminarians"

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor
April 12, 2007
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Forming a Pastoral Identity
- Entrance Strategies for Pastors New to a Congregation
- Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry
Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development, MACUCC

Registration for a single event is $20. (Fees cover the cost of materials and refreshments). Registration is due AT LEAST 1 WEEK before each workshop is scheduled.

Please send a check for the amount due, made payable to MACUCC to:

Kris LoFrumento
MACUCC
One Badger Road
Framingham. MA 01702

More information and registration form:

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


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Field Ed Information Sessions - Next Session, April 12
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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

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu


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Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11 - Thursday, April 12
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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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PilgrIMAGES - Thursday, 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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Baptist Fellowship Sponsored Spring Retreat - April 13-15
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April 13-15
4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

The Baptist Fellowship will be on retreat at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA. This should be a relaxing time after the Easter week busyness.

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu


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Put Your Faith Into Action - Saturday, April 14
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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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