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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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

In this message:

- Rev. Peter Gomes
- Services for Al Dean
- Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Thursday UU worship service (Wilson Chapel, Nov 1)
- PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks


------------------------
Rev. Peter Gomes
------------------------
Hear and talk with one of America's greatest preachers
Andover Newton Bicentennial Preaching Program

Rev. Peter Gomes
Special worship and forum for clergy on preaching
Nov 7th, 1PM, WILSON CHAPEL


As part of ANDOVER NEWTON'S 200th anniversary celebrations, we are
offering a major series on the future of great preaching in America.

The series will open NOVEMBER 7th with a special program featuring Rev.
Peter Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey
Minister in The Memorial Church at Harvard University. Widely considered
to be one of America's most distinguished preachers, Gomes will preach
at the 1:00PM November 7th worship service in Wilson Chapel and then
stay on for a facilitated dialogue with all those in attendance. The
Gomes program is free of charge

The full series will launch in January with a special two part program
and then continue in February through April with 6 more guests. While
the series will feature some of the most widely recognized names in
American preaching, it will also highlight new and emerging voices we
believe represent the future of the art.
A special forum for area clergy will follow each program in conjunction
with the worship services. These limited subscription programs will
offer participants the opportunity to discuss both inspiration and
technique with the guest preachers. The series will have a subscription
fee. Discounts will be offered to Andover Newton alums.
The series will be led by Rev Bill Turpie, producer and host of The
Great Preachers series on Odyssey and Hallmark Channels. Turpie will be
joined by Rev. Martin Copenhaver and Rev. Burns Stanfield, Adjunct
Professor of Preaching and Pastor of South Boston Presbyterian Church.

Look for promotional brochure on entire series in coming weeks.
More info?: Dr. Sarah Drummond, sdrummond@ans.edu or Jen Walker
jwalker@ants.edu

------------------------
Services for Al Dean
------------------------
Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy Dean and her family on the
death
yesterday, Oct. 30, of her husband, Albert Dean.

A WW II Navy veteran, Al Dean was a member of the First Baptist Church
in
Melrose and was highly involved within the church in Massachusetts.
He
served as TABCOM president from 1980-81 and also as the TABCOM
business
manager preceding Eric Grey. He also served as Trustee of the Boston
Baptist
Social Union, Trustee of the Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society,
Treasurer of the Massachusetts Bible Society, Treasurer of the
Massachusetts
Council of Churches, and Treasurer and Trustee Emeritus of the Andover
Newton Theological Seminary. Al was also a Trustee at
Melrose-Wakefield
Hospital, Trustee Emeritus of the New England Deaconess Association,
Directed the Board at The Pines Retirement Home, and a member of the
Ocean
Park Association of Ocean Park, ME.

In his spare time, Al enjoyed railroads and the Boston Red Sox.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, Nov. 4 at the First Baptist
Church
in Melrose at 3 p.m. Visiting hours and burial will be
private. A full-text of his obituary is at Robinson Funeral Home of
Melrose,
MA,

www.robinsonfuneralhome.com.

Wendy Maxfield
Assistant to the Executive Minister
The American Baptist Churches of MA

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 29-Nov.2)
will be offered by:

Monday: Judy Brandon
Tuesday: Carmen Emerson
Wednesday: Stephanie Haskins
Thursday: Ned Parker
Friday: Jason Boyd

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Please continue to watch eNews for an update about this week's
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spanish Language for Ministry
------------------------
The Student Assocation of the Andover Newton Theological School is
pleased to announce a special event which will be taking place on campus
on Tuesday, November 6, at 12 noon in the lecture hall in Stoddard. We
hope as many of you as possible will make an effort to come.

Jorge Torres, Director of the Cetlalic Language School of Cuernavaca,
México, will be on campus to meet with students and talk about the
Spanish Language for Ministry Program at Cetlalic. The Cetlalic program
is the most politically and socially progressive in México, with special
social justice programs focusing on a variety of themes -- including
ministry of course. Note that Cetlalic is also the only "ONA" language
school in México. The instruction is demanding and Paulo Freire's
methodology is applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language,
where students contribute their insights and ask the questions necessary
for critical analysis. All teachers are native speakers with
professional and special training; CETLALIC is accredited by the
Ministry of Public Education (State of Morelos, México).

The next Spanish Language for Ministry program will take place August 9
- 30, 2008. Program participants are challenged and empowered to
experience the world from the perspective of the marginalized,
critically reflect on that reality and return home inspired to become
more active agents in promoting God's reign through solidarity with the
poor who are engaged in this struggle because they realize that their
very survival is at stake. This program is co-coordinated by the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Cetlalic. For more
information, you can visit the following website:

http://cetlalic.org.mx/social_change_programs_mexico/church_leaders.htm


Please don't miss out on this unique opportunity.


Jason Boyd
Vice President, ANTS Student Association

------------------------
Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
------------------------
This weekend our campus will be hosting prospective students who are
coming for the Admissions Fall Open House. Please join us in Upper Noyes
on Friday evening for games and socializing. Drop by to say hello or
spend your evening with us!

Thank you,
Admissions Office


------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
UUCANS Business Meeting Upper Noyes Tuesday October 30th 12:00-1:00 PM

UUCANS Potluck Forum Tuesday October 30th Peck Room 5:00-7:30 PM
Bring Food to share. Come before class. All are welcome.
Cathy French needs someone to help her set up.
Please contact her at _cmfrench@juno.com_ (mailto:cmfrench@juno.com)

UUCANS Lunch Gathering in Upper Noyes Wednesday October 31st
12:00-1:00 PM
We need two host for this which entails showing up at 12:00 and
putting two
tables together in Upper Noyes and facilitating introductions among
students.
Presentation with David Petee, Monday November 5th 12:00-1:30 PM Peck
Room
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

David Petee, Director of Ministerial Credentialing will speak about how
to
navigate through the RSCC, UUA, and MFC. This is not to be missed.
Includes a free lunch sponsored by UUCANS. Please contact
Christina Sillari to register _omkrimkali@aol.com_
(mailto:omkrimkali@aol.com) or 203-435-6110


----------------------
Ecology Fellowship
----------------------
Who's a Leader? NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
On Saturday, November 3rd, Americans will demand real leaders on
global
warming. From coast to coast, we¹ll rally in our communities and
invite our
politicians to join us. We'll see who rises to the occasion and who
has a
real plan to tackle the defining challenge of our time. One year
before the
election, let's make sure the world witnesses our national call to
action:
³Step It Up: It's Time For Climate Leaders²

ANTS Community - Let's Join the Movement! There are 33 events already
in
the making in Massachusetts, 13 in New Hampshire, 18 in Vermont, and 7
in
Connecticut. Around the Boston vicinity, the largest rally is
happening in
Concord - an "American Energy Revolution" at the site of the Old North
Bridge at 2:00 p.m. (Several towns are planning to bicycle and
carpool
there - including members of the Andover Newton Emerging Ecology
Fellowship!)

Find out more information about an event near you at
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org OR http://www.stepitup2007.org


----------------------
Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
----------------------
Come join us in honoring the theological legacy of Orlando Costas, on
the occasion of the twentieth year of his passing this coming November
7th. Guest speakers for a public lecture in his honor include Reverend
Luis Cortes, Dr. Daisy Machado, and Dr. Roberto Pazmino. This lecture
event is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for Wednesday
November 7th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Wilson Chapel.

------------------------
Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
------------------------
On Nov. 5th Maddie Garcia and Keith Nelson, both graduates of College
Behind Bars and advocates for prisoners, will share their stories of
faith and transformation, and will encourage us to participate in prison
visitation and outreach. Laura Tuach, of Partakers which works in
partnership with College Behind Bars, will introduce the program. This
event is sponsored by the Prison Ministries and Peace and Justice
Fellowships. We'll share supper with Maddie and Keith at 6 p.m. in the
dining room and meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m. for the talk and
dessert. We welcome your presence!

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu
781-698-6753

------------------------
Thursday UU worship service (Wilson Chapel, Nov 1)
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Colleen Squires will lead this
week's worship service on the theme of Our UU Honor System:
understanding what our faith is asking of us. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your
mind!

From your UU student worship coordinators:
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)

------------------------
PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
------------------------
Saturday, November 10 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Follow the Star and not the Stress! Maren Tirabassi will be leading a
workshop alive with creative worship planning, resource sharing, and
simple strategies for engaging youth and adults in shaping homemade
Advent liturgy and personal reflection. Resources include weekly
bulletin resources, several new Advent Wreath lighting rituals, new
hymns for "Deck the Halls" events, and at least one sample "Blue
Christmas" service. We will also share a format for a "Simplifying
Christmas" workshop which might be an early gift to church members!
Cost is $35. For a flyer with registration information, please see the
main page of the ANTS website.

------------------------
Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
------------------------
Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Meetinghouse
Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Meetinghouse
Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Wilson Chapel

Come anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

All are invited. If you have never walked a labyrinth before, we will
be glad to get you started.

Questions? Contact, Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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

In this message:

- Halloween Dance
- Pumpkin Carving
- Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Halloween costume contest
- Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Thursday UU worship service (Wilson Chapel, Nov 1)
- PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks


------------------------
Halloween Dance
------------------------
Come one, come all to the Annual ANTS PRANCE IN THEIR PANTS DANCE

There will be a Halloween Costume Party in the Meeting House on
Tuesday,
October 30th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Are all encouraged to come as
your
favorite noun but don't stay away if you can't find that perfect
someone to
change into, feel free to come as an adjective, verb or even an
adverb.
Come as someone or something else or come as you are - in any case,
come and
enjoy some good social time, good music and good dancing.well at least
by
some. Light food and drink will be served.

Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Pumpkin Carving
------------------------
Come up to the quad this Tuesday and Wednesday (October 30th and 31st)
to
carve your own pumpkin for Halloween. Carve the image of your
favorite
member of the ANTS faculty or Administration or simply carve your own
creative design. Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied.

The pumpkins will be on the quad or in the Student lounge as the
weather
permits.

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 29-Nov.2)
will be offered by:

Monday: Judy Brandon
Tuesday: Carmen Emerson
Wednesday: Stephanie Haskins
Thursday: Ned Parker
Friday: Jason Boyd

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Please continue to watch eNews for an update about this week's
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spanish Language for Ministry
------------------------
The Student Assocation of the Andover Newton Theological School is
pleased to announce a special event which will be taking place on campus
on Tuesday, November 6, at 12 noon in the lecture hall in Stoddard. We
hope as many of you as possible will make an effort to come.

Jorge Torres, Director of the Cetlalic Language School of Cuernavaca,
México, will be on campus to meet with students and talk about the
Spanish Language for Ministry Program at Cetlalic. The Cetlalic program
is the most politically and socially progressive in México, with special
social justice programs focusing on a variety of themes -- including
ministry of course. Note that Cetlalic is also the only "ONA" language
school in México. The instruction is demanding and Paulo Freire's
methodology is applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language,
where students contribute their insights and ask the questions necessary
for critical analysis. All teachers are native speakers with
professional and special training; CETLALIC is accredited by the
Ministry of Public Education (State of Morelos, México).

The next Spanish Language for Ministry program will take place August 9
- 30, 2008. Program participants are challenged and empowered to
experience the world from the perspective of the marginalized,
critically reflect on that reality and return home inspired to become
more active agents in promoting God's reign through solidarity with the
poor who are engaged in this struggle because they realize that their
very survival is at stake. This program is co-coordinated by the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Cetlalic. For more
information, you can visit the following website:

http://cetlalic.org.mx/social_change_programs_mexico/church_leaders.htm


Please don't miss out on this unique opportunity.


Jason Boyd
Vice President, ANTS Student Association

------------------------
Halloween costume contest
------------------------
Please come to the cafe on October 31st, in your best Halloween
costume, between the hours of 11:30 and 12:30. We will be handing out
awards for the best dressed. Please see Brenda at the register for a
consideration, or maybe a win!!!
Cool prizes will be awarded! ie: gift certificates, fun gifts etc.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

------------------------
Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
------------------------
This weekend our campus will be hosting prospective students who are
coming for the Admissions Fall Open House. Please join us in Upper Noyes
on Friday evening for games and socializing. Drop by to say hello or
spend your evening with us!

Thank you,
Admissions Office


------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
UUCANS Business Meeting Upper Noyes Tuesday October 30th 12:00-1:00 PM

UUCANS Potluck Forum Tuesday October 30th Peck Room 5:00-7:30 PM
Bring Food to share. Come before class. All are welcome.
Cathy French needs someone to help her set up.
Please contact her at _cmfrench@juno.com_ (mailto:cmfrench@juno.com)

UUCANS Lunch Gathering in Upper Noyes Wednesday October 31st
12:00-1:00 PM
We need two host for this which entails showing up at 12:00 and
putting two
tables together in Upper Noyes and facilitating introductions among
students.
Presentation with David Petee, Monday November 5th 12:00-1:30 PM Peck
Room
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

David Petee, Director of Ministerial Credentialing will speak about how
to
navigate through the RSCC, UUA, and MFC. This is not to be missed.
Includes a free lunch sponsored by UUCANS. Please contact
Christina Sillari to register _omkrimkali@aol.com_
(mailto:omkrimkali@aol.com) or 203-435-6110


----------------------
Ecology Fellowship
----------------------
Who's a Leader? NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
On Saturday, November 3rd, Americans will demand real leaders on
global
warming. From coast to coast, we¹ll rally in our communities and
invite our
politicians to join us. We'll see who rises to the occasion and who
has a
real plan to tackle the defining challenge of our time. One year
before the
election, let's make sure the world witnesses our national call to
action:
³Step It Up: It's Time For Climate Leaders²

ANTS Community - Let's Join the Movement! There are 33 events already
in
the making in Massachusetts, 13 in New Hampshire, 18 in Vermont, and 7
in
Connecticut. Around the Boston vicinity, the largest rally is
happening in
Concord - an "American Energy Revolution" at the site of the Old North
Bridge at 2:00 p.m. (Several towns are planning to bicycle and
carpool
there - including members of the Andover Newton Emerging Ecology
Fellowship!)

Find out more information about an event near you at
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org OR http://www.stepitup2007.org


----------------------
Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
----------------------
Come join us in honoring the theological legacy of Orlando Costas, on
the occasion of the twentieth year of his passing this coming November
7th. Guest speakers for a public lecture in his honor include Reverend
Luis Cortes, Dr. Daisy Machado, and Dr. Roberto Pazmino. This lecture
event is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for Wednesday
November 7th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Wilson Chapel.

------------------------
Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
------------------------
On Nov. 5th Maddie Garcia and Keith Nelson, both graduates of College
Behind Bars and advocates for prisoners, will share their stories of
faith and transformation, and will encourage us to participate in prison
visitation and outreach. Laura Tuach, of Partakers which works in
partnership with College Behind Bars, will introduce the program. This
event is sponsored by the Prison Ministries and Peace and Justice
Fellowships. We'll share supper with Maddie and Keith at 6 p.m. in the
dining room and meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m. for the talk and
dessert. We welcome your presence!

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu
781-698-6753

------------------------
Thursday UU worship service (Wilson Chapel, Nov 1)
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Colleen Squires will lead this
week's worship service on the theme of Our UU Honor System:
understanding what our faith is asking of us. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your
mind!

From your UU student worship coordinators:
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)

------------------------
PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
------------------------
Saturday, November 10 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Follow the Star and not the Stress! Maren Tirabassi will be leading a
workshop alive with creative worship planning, resource sharing, and
simple strategies for engaging youth and adults in shaping homemade
Advent liturgy and personal reflection. Resources include weekly
bulletin resources, several new Advent Wreath lighting rituals, new
hymns for "Deck the Halls" events, and at least one sample "Blue
Christmas" service. We will also share a format for a "Simplifying
Christmas" workshop which might be an early gift to church members!
Cost is $35. For a flyer with registration information, please see the
main page of the ANTS website.

------------------------
Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
------------------------
Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Meetinghouse
Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Meetinghouse
Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Wilson Chapel

Come anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

All are invited. If you have never walked a labyrinth before, we will
be glad to get you started.

Questions? Contact, Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

Monday, October 29, 2007

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

In this message:

- Halloween Dance
- Pumpkin Carving
- Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Halloween costume contest
- Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Photos found
- Library notice


------------------------
Halloween Dance
------------------------
Come one, come all to the Annual ANTS PRANCE IN THEIR PANTS DANCE

There will be a Halloween Costume Party in the Meeting House on
Tuesday,
October 30th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Are all encouraged to come as your
favorite noun but don't stay away if you can't find that perfect someone
to
change into, feel free to come as an adjective, verb or even an adverb.
Come as someone or something else or come as you are - in any case, come
and
enjoy some good social time, good music and good dancing.well at least
by
some. Light food and drink will be served.

Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Pumpkin Carving
------------------------
Come up to the quad next Tuesday and Wednesday (October 30th and 31st)
to
carve your own pumpkin for Halloween. Carve the image of your favorite
member of the ANTS faculty or Administration or simply carve your own
creative design. Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied.

The pumpkins will be on the quad or in the Student lounge as the weather
permits.

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 29-Nov.2)
will be offered by:

Monday: Judy Brandon
Tuesday: Carmen Emerson
Wednesday: Stephanie Haskins
Thursday: Ned Parker
Friday: Jason Boyd

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Please continue to watch eNews for an update about this week's
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spanish Language for Ministry
------------------------
The Student Assocation of the Andover Newton Theological School is
pleased to announce a special event which will be taking place on campus
on Tuesday, November 6, at 12 noon in the lecture hall in Stoddard. We
hope as many of you as possible will make an effort to come.

Jorge Torres, Director of the Cetlalic Language School of Cuernavaca,
México, will be on campus to meet with students and talk about the
Spanish Language for Ministry Program at Cetlalic. The Cetlalic program
is the most politically and socially progressive in México, with special
social justice programs focusing on a variety of themes -- including
ministry of course. Note that Cetlalic is also the only "ONA" language
school in México. The instruction is demanding and Paulo Freire's
methodology is applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language,
where students contribute their insights and ask the questions necessary
for critical analysis. All teachers are native speakers with
professional and special training; CETLALIC is accredited by the
Ministry of Public Education (State of Morelos, México).

The next Spanish Language for Ministry program will take place August 9
- 30, 2008. Program participants are challenged and empowered to
experience the world from the perspective of the marginalized,
critically reflect on that reality and return home inspired to become
more active agents in promoting God's reign through solidarity with the
poor who are engaged in this struggle because they realize that their
very survival is at stake. This program is co-coordinated by the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Cetlalic. For more
information, you can visit the folPlease don't miss out on this unique opportunity.


Jason Boyd
Vice President, ANTS Student Association

------------------------
Halloween costume contest
------------------------
Please come to the cafe on October 31st, in your best Halloween
costume, between the hours of 11:30 and 12:30. We will be handing out
awards for the best dressed. Please see Brenda at the register for a
consideration, or maybe a win!!!
Cool prizes will be awarded! ie: gift certificates, fun gifts etc.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

------------------------
Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
------------------------
This weekend our campus will be hosting prospective students who are
coming for the Admissions Fall Open House. Please join us in Upper Noyes
on Friday evening for games and socializing. Drop by to say hello or
spend your evening with us!

Thank you,
Admissions Office


------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
UUCANS Business Meeting Upper Noyes Tuesday October 30th 12:00-1:00 PM
UUCANS Potluck Forum Tuesday October 30th Peck Room 5:00-7:30 PM
Bring Food to share. Come before class. All are welcome.
Cathy French needs someone to help her set up.
Please contact her at _cmfrench@juno.com_ (mailto:cmfrench@juno.com)
UUCANS Lunch Gathering in Upper Noyes Wednesday October 31st 12:00-1:00
PM
We need two host for this which entails showing up at 12:00 and putting
two
tables together in Upper Noyes and facilitating introductions among
students.
Presentation with David Petee, Monday November 5th 12:00-1:30 PM Peck
Room
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

David Petee, Director of Ministerial Credentialing will speak about how
to
navigate through the RSCC, UUA, and MFC. This is not to be missed.
Includes a free lunch sponsored by UUCANS. Please contact
Christina Sillari to register _omkrimkali@aol.com_
(mailto:omkrimkali@aol.com) or 203-435-6110


----------------------
Ecology Fellowship
----------------------
Who's a Leader? NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
On Saturday, November 3rd, Americans will demand real leaders on global
warming. From coast to coast, we¹ll rally in our communities and invite
our
politicians to join us. We'll see who rises to the occasion and who has
a
real plan to tackle the defining challenge of our time. One year before
the
election, let's make sure the world witnesses our national call to
action:
³Step It Up: It's Time For Climate Leaders²

ANTS Community - Let's Join the Movement! There are 33 events already
in
the making in Massachusetts, 13 in New Hampshire, 18 in Vermont, and 7
in
Connecticut. Around the Boston vicinity, the largest rally is happening
in
Concord - an "American Energy Revolution" at the site of the Old North
Bridge at 2:00 p.m. (Several towns are planning to bicycle and carpool
there - including members of the Andover Newton Emerging Ecology
Fellowship!)

Find out more information about an event near you at
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org OR http://www.stepitup2007.org


----------------------
Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
----------------------
the occasion of the twentieth year of his passing this coming November
7th. Guest speakers for a public lecture in his honor include Reverend
Luis Cortes, Dr. Daisy Machado, and Dr. Roberto Pazmino. This lecture
event is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for Wednesday
November 7th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Wilson Chapel.

------------------------
Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
------------------------
On Nov. 5th Maddie Garcia and Keith Nelson, both graduates of College
Behind Bars and advocates for prisoners, will share their stories of
faith and transformation, and will encourage us to participate in prison
visitation and outreach. Laura Tuach, of Partakers which works in
partnership with College Behind Bars, will introduce the program. This
event is sponsored by the Prison Ministries and Peace and Justice
Fellowships. We'll share supper with Maddie and Keith at 6 p.m. in the
dining room and meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m. for the talk and
dessert. We welcome your presence!

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu
781-698-6753

------------------------
Photos found
------------------------
An Ilford photo paper envelope containing some old photographs was found
on the green. It is now at the front desk in Dabney.

------------------------
Library notice
------------------------
From November 3rd through the end of the fall semester, the Library
Saturday schedule will be:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, October 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 26, 2007

In this message:

- Halloween Dance
- Pumpkin Carving
- Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Recycling at ANTS
- Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th


------------------------
Halloween Dance
------------------------
Come one, come all to the Annual ANTS PRANCE IN THEIR PANTS DANCE

There will be a Halloween Costume Party in the Meeting House on
Tuesday,
October 30th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Are all encouraged to come as
your
favorite noun but don't stay away if you can't find that perfect
someone to
change into, feel free to come as an adjective, verb or even an
adverb.
Come as someone or something else or come as you are - in any case,
come and
enjoy some good social time, good music and good dancing.well at least
by
some. Light food and drink will be served.

Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Pumpkin Carving
------------------------
Come up to the quad next Tuesday and Wednesday (October 30th and 31st)
to
carve your own pumpkin for Halloween. Carve the image of your
favorite
member of the ANTS faculty or Administration or simply carve your own
creative design. Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied.

The pumpkins will be on the quad or in the Student lounge as the
weather
permits.

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 29-Nov.2)
will be offered by:

Monday: Judy Brandon
Tuesday: Carmen Emerson
Wednesday: Stephanie Haskins
Thursday: Ned Parker
Friday: Jason Boyd

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Please continue to watch eNews for an update about this week's
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spanish Language for Ministry
------------------------
The Student Assocation of the Andover Newton Theological School is
pleased to announce a special event which will be taking place on campus
on Tuesday, November 6, at 12 noon in the lecture hall in Stoddard. We
hope as many of you as possible will make an effort to come.

Jorge Torres, Director of the Cetlalic Language School of Cuernavaca,
México, will be on campus to meet with students and talk about the
Spanish Language for Ministry Program at Cetlalic. The Cetlalic program
is the most politically and socially progressive in México, with special
social justice programs focusing on a variety of themes -- including
ministry of course. Note that Cetlalic is also the only "ONA" language
school in México. The instruction is demanding and Paulo Freire's
methodology is applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language,
where students contribute their insights and ask the questions necessary
for critical analysis. All teachers are native speakers with
professional and special training; CETLALIC is accredited by the
Ministry of Public Education (State of Morelos, México).

The next Spanish Language for Ministry program will take place August 9
- 30, 2008. Program participants are challenged and empowered to
experience the world from the perspective of the marginalized,
critically reflect on that reality and return home inspired to become
more active agents in promoting God's reign through solidarity with the
poor who are engaged in this struggle because they realize that their
very survival is at stake. This program is co-coordinated by the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Cetlalic. For more
information, you can visit the following website:

http://cetlalic.org.mx/social_change_programs_mexico/church_leaders.htm


Please don't miss out on this unique opportunity.


Jason Boyd
Vice President, ANTS Student Association

------------------------
Recycling at ANTS
------------------------
Do you know that we recycle paper on campus?

Here are the details:
*The bin is located behind the Meetinghouse, bright yellow and green
*Any computer and office paper can be recycled
*No cardboard or phonebooks please
*We have the potential to make $ from this paper collection so please
participate!
*There are collection bins by the computer lab and near the copiers in
the library, but the more you can carry to the big bin, the more
helpful

It may take a few more minutes of your day, but it is well worth it!
--The Emerging Ecology Fellowship

------------------------
Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
------------------------
We are collecting memories and thoughts of Nicky in a small journal.
We will be sending it to Nicky's family so they have a sense of what she
meant to this community. The journal will be on Ruth Eden's desk
(Worcester 101) throughout this week, if you'd like to add something to
it.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
UUCANS Business Meeting Upper Noyes Tuesday October 30th 12:00-1:00 PM

UUCANS Potluck Forum Tuesday October 30th Peck Room 5:00-7:30 PM
Bring Food to share. Come before class. All are welcome.
Cathy French needs someone to help her set up.
Please contact her at _cmfrench@juno.com_ (mailto:cmfrench@juno.com)

UUCANS Lunch Gathering in Upper Noyes Wednesday October 31st
12:00-1:00 PM
We need two host for this which entails showing up at 12:00 and
putting two
tables together in Upper Noyes and facilitating introductions among
students.
Presentation with David Petee, Monday November 5th 12:00-1:30 PM Peck
Room
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

David Petee, Director of Ministerial Credentialing will speak about how
to
navigate through the RSCC, UUA, and MFC. This is not to be missed.
Includes a free lunch sponsored by UUCANS. Please contact
Christina Sillari to register _omkrimkali@aol.com_
(mailto:omkrimkali@aol.com) or 203-435-6110


----------------------
Ecology Fellowship
----------------------
Who's a Leader? NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
On Saturday, November 3rd, Americans will demand real leaders on
global
warming. From coast to coast, we¹ll rally in our communities and
invite our
politicians to join us. We'll see who rises to the occasion and who
has a
real plan to tackle the defining challenge of our time. One year
before the
election, let's make sure the world witnesses our national call to
action:
³Step It Up: It's Time For Climate Leaders²

ANTS Community - Let's Join the Movement! There are 33 events already
in
the making in Massachusetts, 13 in New Hampshire, 18 in Vermont, and 7
in
Connecticut. Around the Boston vicinity, the largest rally is
happening in
Concord - an "American Energy Revolution" at the site of the Old North
Bridge at 2:00 p.m. (Several towns are planning to bicycle and
carpool
there - including members of the Andover Newton Emerging Ecology
Fellowship!)

Find out more information about an event near you at
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org OR http://www.stepitup2007.org


----------------------
Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
----------------------
Come join us in honoring the theological legacy of Orlando Costas, on
the occasion of the twentieth year of his passing this coming November
7th. Guest speakers for a public lecture in his honor include Reverend
Luis Cortes, Dr. Daisy Machado, and Dr. Roberto Pazmino. This lecture
event is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for Wednesday
November 7th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Wilson Chapel.

------------------------
Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
------------------------
On Nov. 5th Maddie Garcia and Keith Nelson, both graduates of College
Behind Bars and advocates for prisoners, will share their stories of
faith and transformation, and will encourage us to participate in prison
visitation and outreach. Laura Tuach, of Partakers which works in
partnership with College Behind Bars, will introduce the program. This
event is sponsored by the Prison Ministries and Peace and Justice
Fellowships. We'll share supper with Maddie and Keith at 6 p.m. in the
dining room and meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m. for the talk and
dessert. We welcome your presence!

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu
781-698-6753

ANTS Student E-News - Special Announcement - Rev. Peter Gomes

Hear and talk with one of America's greatest preachers
Andover Newton Bicentennial Preaching Program

Rev. Peter Gomes
Special worship and forum for clergy on preaching
Nov 7th, 1PM, WILSON CHAPEL


As part of ANDOVER NEWTON'S 200th anniversary celebrations, we are
offering a major series on the future of great preaching in America.

The series will open NOVEMBER 7th with a special program featuring Rev.
Peter Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey
Minister in The Memorial Church at Harvard University. Widely considered
to be one of America's most distinguished preachers, Gomes will preach
at the 1:00PM November 7th worship service in Wilson Chapel and then
stay on for a facilitated dialogue with all those in attendance. The
Gomes program is free of charge

The full series will launch in January with a special two part program
and then continue in February through April with 6 more guests. While
the series will feature some of the most widely recognized names in
American preaching, it will also highlight new and emerging voices we
believe represent the future of the art.
A special forum for area clergy will follow each program in conjunction
with the worship services. These limited subscription programs will
offer participants the opportunity to discuss both inspiration and
technique with the guest preachers. The series will have a subscription
fee. Discounts will be offered to Andover Newton alums.
The series will be led by Rev Bill Turpie, producer and host of The
Great Preachers series on Odyssey and Hallmark Channels. Turpie will be
joined by Rev. Martin Copenhaver and Rev. Burns Stanfield, Adjunct
Professor of Preaching and Pastor of South Boston Presbyterian Church.

Look for promotional brochure on entire series in coming weeks.
More info?: Dr. Sarah Drummond, sdrummond@ans.edu or Jen Walker
jwalker@ants.edu

Thursday, October 25, 2007

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

In this message:

- Halloween Dance
- Pumpkin Carving
- Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Recycling at ANTS
- Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic
Violence
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th


------------------------
Halloween Dance
------------------------
Come one, come all to the Annual ANTS PRANCE IN THEIR PANTS DANCE

There will be a Halloween Costume Party in the Meeting House on
Tuesday,
October 30th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Are all encouraged to come as
your
favorite noun but don't stay away if you can't find that perfect
someone to
change into, feel free to come as an adjective, verb or even an
adverb.
Come as someone or something else or come as you are - in any case,
come and
enjoy some good social time, good music and good dancing.well at least
by
some. Light food and drink will be served.

Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Pumpkin Carving
------------------------
Come up to the quad next Tuesday and Wednesday (October 30th and 31st)
to
carve your own pumpkin for Halloween. Carve the image of your
favorite
member of the ANTS faculty or Administration or simply carve your own
creative design. Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied.

The pumpkins will be on the quad or in the Student lounge as the
weather
permits.

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 29-Nov.2)
will be offered by:

Monday: Judy Brandon
Tuesday: Carmen Emerson
Wednesday: Stephanie Haskins
Thursday: Ned Parker
Friday: Jason Boyd

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Please continue to watch eNews for an update about this week's
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spanish Language for Ministry
------------------------
The Student Assocation of the Andover Newton Theological School is
pleased to announce a special event which will be taking place on campus
on Tuesday, November 6, at 12 noon in the lecture hall in Stoddard. We
hope as many of you as possible will make an effort to come.

Jorge Torres, Director of the Cetlalic Language School of Cuernavaca,
México, will be on campus to meet with students and talk about the
Spanish Language for Ministry Program at Cetlalic. The Cetlalic program
is the most politically and socially progressive in México, with special
social justice programs focusing on a variety of themes -- including
ministry of course. Note that Cetlalic is also the only "ONA" language
school in México. The instruction is demanding and Paulo Freire's
methodology is applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language,
where students contribute their insights and ask the questions necessary
for critical analysis. All teachers are native speakers with
professional and special training; CETLALIC is accredited by the
Ministry of Public Education (State of Morelos, México).

The next Spanish Language for Ministry program will take place August 9
- 30, 2008. Program participants are challenged and empowered to
experience the world from the perspective of the marginalized,
critically reflect on that reality and return home inspired to become
more active agents in promoting God's reign through solidarity with the
poor who are engaged in this struggle because they realize that their
very survival is at stake. This program is co-coordinated by the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Cetlalic. For more
information, you can visit the following website:

http://cetlalic.org.mx/social_change_programs_mexico/church_leaders.htm


Please don't miss out on this unique opportunity.


Jason Boyd
Vice President, ANTS Student Association

------------------------
Recycling at ANTS
------------------------
Do you know that we recycle paper on campus?

Here are the details:
*The bin is located behind the Meetinghouse, bright yellow and green
*Any computer and office paper can be recycled
*No cardboard or phonebooks please
*We have the potential to make $ from this paper collection so please
participate!
*There are collection bins by the computer lab and near the copiers in
the library, but the more you can carry to the big bin, the more
helpful

It may take a few more minutes of your day, but it is well worth it!
--The Emerging Ecology Fellowship

------------------------
Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
------------------------
We are collecting memories and thoughts of Nicky in a small journal.
We will be sending it to Nicky's family so they have a sense of what she
meant to this community. The journal will be on Ruth Eden's desk
(Worcester 101) throughout this week, if you'd like to add something to
it.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
UUCANS Business Meeting Upper Noyes Tuesday October 30th 12:00-1:00 PM

UUCANS Potluck Forum Tuesday October 30th Peck Room 5:00-7:30 PM
Bring Food to share. Come before class. All are welcome.
Cathy French needs someone to help her set up.
Please contact her at _cmfrench@juno.com_ (mailto:cmfrench@juno.com)

UUCANS Lunch Gathering in Upper Noyes Wednesday October 31st
12:00-1:00 PM
We need two host for this which entails showing up at 12:00 and
putting two
tables together in Upper Noyes and facilitating introductions among
students.
Presentation with David Petee, Monday November 5th 12:00-1:30 PM Peck
Room
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

David Petee, Director of Ministerial Credentialing will speak about how
to
navigate through the RSCC, UUA, and MFC. This is not to be missed.
Includes a free lunch sponsored by UUCANS. Please contact
Christina Sillari to register _omkrimkali@aol.com_
(mailto:omkrimkali@aol.com) or 203-435-6110


----------------------
Ecology Fellowship
----------------------
Who's a Leader? NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
On Saturday, November 3rd, Americans will demand real leaders on
global
warming. From coast to coast, we¹ll rally in our communities and
invite our
politicians to join us. We'll see who rises to the occasion and who
has a
real plan to tackle the defining challenge of our time. One year
before the
election, let's make sure the world witnesses our national call to
action:
³Step It Up: It's Time For Climate Leaders²

ANTS Community - Let's Join the Movement! There are 33 events already
in
the making in Massachusetts, 13 in New Hampshire, 18 in Vermont, and 7
in
Connecticut. Around the Boston vicinity, the largest rally is
happening in
Concord - an "American Energy Revolution" at the site of the Old North
Bridge at 2:00 p.m. (Several towns are planning to bicycle and
carpool
there - including members of the Andover Newton Emerging Ecology
Fellowship!)

Find out more information about an event near you at
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org OR http://www.stepitup2007.org


----------------------
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence
----------------------
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, Founder of the Faith Trust Institute, Speaks on
Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence Issues faced by faith communities
October 26, 2007 At Andover Newton Theological School's Wilson Chapel 1
- 4 PM

Marie Fortune has been a pioneer in the field of religion and domestic
violence and a leading national expert on sexual exploitation by
religious leaders. Rev. Fortune is an ordained pastor in the United
Church of Christ as well as an author of many books relating to domestic
violence and clergy, including Violence in the family: a workshop
curriculum for clergy and other helpers. She served on the National
Advisory Council on Violence Against Women for the U.S. Department of
Justice from 1994 - 2002 and currently serves on the Defense Task Force
on Domestic Violence for the U.S. Defense Department. She is the editor
of the Journal of Religion and Abuse. For more information about Marie
Fortune and the Faith Trust Institute, visit:

http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org


Rev. Fortune will present a program that will give faith communities
the tools they would need to:

● Raise the issue of domestic in their worship practices;
● Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
● Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
● Create a process within their faith communities to nurture and
heal survivors, perpetrators, family members and communities of domestic
violence.

All are welcome to attend this free lecture.

Sponsored by the WRAP and UCC Fellowships

------------------------
Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
------------------------
On Nov. 5th Maddie Garcia and Keith Nelson, both graduates of College
Behind Bars and advocates for prisoners, will share their stories of
faith and transformation, and will encourage us to participate in prison
visitation and outreach. Laura Tuach, of Partakers which works in
partnership with College Behind Bars, will introduce the program. This
event is sponsored by the Prison Ministries and Peace and Justice
Fellowships. We'll share supper with Maddie and Keith at 6 p.m. in the
dining room and meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m. for the talk and
dessert. We welcome your presence!

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu
781-698-6753

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 24, 2007

In this message:

- Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
- Bookstore has extended its hours
- Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship service Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
- Morning Prayer
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Refrigerator in Student Center Kitchen
- ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
- Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic
Violence


------------------------
Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
------------------------
We are collecting memories and thoughts of Nicky in a small journal.
We will be sending it to Nicky's family so they have a sense of what she
meant to this community. The journal will be on Ruth Eden's desk
(Worcester 101) throughout this week, if you'd like to add something to
it.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


------------------------
Bookstore has extended its hours
------------------------
Beginning this month the bookstore has extended its hours, opening
daily at 9 am.

The weekly schedule is as follows:

M-Tu-Th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Weds. during fall and spring sessions 9:00 am - 12:50 pm
Closed for chapel 12:50 pm -
2:00 pm
Open 2:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

Fri. 9:00 - 4:00 pm

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 22-26) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Heather Lucas
Wednesday: Ned Parker (Ned's parents, the Rev. Patricia Parker and
the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Parker, will be visiting this morning > come and

meet them!)
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Kurt Walker

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

The Baptist Felowship will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel and
will be led by Christina Sillari on Oct. 25.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu, and please
remember that the semester is flying by - so be in touch if you would

like to offer a reflection at morning prayer.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Spanish Language for Ministry
------------------------
The Student Assocation of the Andover Newton Theological School is
pleased to announce a special event which will be taking place on campus
on Tuesday, November 6, at 12 noon in the lecture hall in Stoddard. We
hope as many of you as possible will make an effort to come.

Jorge Torres, Director of the Cetlalic Language School of Cuernavaca,
México, will be on campus to meet with students and talk about the
Spanish Language for Ministry Program at Cetlalic. The Cetlalic program
is the most politically and socially progressive in México, with special
social justice programs focusing on a variety of themes -- including
ministry of course. Note that Cetlalic is also the only "ONA" language
school in México. The instruction is demanding and Paulo Freire's
methodology is applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language,
where students contribute their insights and ask the questions necessary
for critical analysis. All teachers are native speakers with
professional and special training; CETLALIC is accredited by the
Ministry of Public Education (State of Morelos, México).

The next Spanish Language for Ministry program will take place August 9
- 30, 2008. Program participants are challenged and empowered to
experience the world from the perspective of the marginalized,
critically reflect on that reality and return home inspired to become
more active agents in promoting God's reign through solidarity with the
poor who are engaged in this struggle because they realize that their
very survival is at stake. This program is co-coordinated by the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Cetlalic. For more
information, you can visit the following website:

http://cetlalic.org.mx/social_change_programs_mexico/church_leaders.htm


Please don't miss out on this unique opportunity.


Jason Boyd
Vice President, ANTS Student Association

------------------------
Upcoming ANTS UU worship service Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,
The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. This week's worship service
will be on Ministry as an Emergent Phenomenon. Rev. Jim Sherblom and
Rev. Martha Niebanck, Co-Ministers at First Parish UU in Brookline,
will explore how recent biological theories about the nature of being
human suggest that parish ministry is largely an emergent phenomenon
growing out of the relationship between the minister and the
congregation. Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful hour,
to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

------------------------
Morning Prayer
------------------------
Friends,
So far this semester we have had 18 members of our community from 6
different faith traditions offer 35 reflections at morning prayer. Our
four liturgists also help foster the community that comes in worship and
are from three different faith traditions, themselves...
Join us during this time of midterms (Sheol?) as we continue to begin
each morning in worship together.
Take care,
ned

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
------------------------
On Nov. 5th Maddie Garcia and Keith Nelson, both graduates of College
Behind Bars and advocates for prisoners, will share their stories of
faith and transformation, and will encourage us to participate in prison
visitation and outreach. Laura Tuach, of Partakers which works in
partnership with College Behind Bars, will introduce the program. This
event is sponsored by the Prison Ministries and Peace and Justice
Fellowships. We'll share supper with Maddie and Keith at 6 p.m. in the
dining room and meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m. for the talk and
dessert. We welcome your presence!

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu
781-698-6753

------------------------
Refrigerator in Student Center Kitchen
------------------------
We are working on getting a 2nd refrigerator in the Student Center
kitchen area. What we thought was a spare one turns out to be one that
SODEXHO owns. We know students need a refrigerator there so we are
working to remedy this situation quickly!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge. Open daily Monday
through Friday 10am-6pm.
Come in and check it out! We have salads, sandwiches, fruit cups,
parfaits, desserts, cookies, brownies, cold beverages, coffee and
tea.
Please stop by and say Hi to Sheela Jeyraj, she will help you with
anything you need.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

----------------------
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence
----------------------
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, Founder of the Faith Trust Institute, Speaks on
Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence Issues faced by faith communities
October 26, 2007 At Andover Newton Theological School's Wilson Chapel 1
- 4 PM

Marie Fortune has been a pioneer in the field of religion and domestic
violence and a leading national expert on sexual exploitation by
religious leaders. Rev. Fortune is an ordained pastor in the United
Church of Christ as well as an author of many books relating to domestic
violence and clergy, including Violence in the family: a workshop
curriculum for clergy and other helpers. She served on the National
Advisory Council on Violence Against Women for the U.S. Department of
Justice from 1994 - 2002 and currently serves on the Defense Task Force
on Domestic Violence for the U.S. Defense Department. She is the editor
of the Journal of Religion and Abuse. For more information about Marie
Fortune and the Faith Trust Institute, visit:

http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org


Rev. Fortune will present a program that will give faith communities
the tools they would need to:

● Raise the issue of domestic in their worship practices;
● Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
● Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
● Create a process within their faith communities to nurture and
heal survivors, perpetrators, family members and communities of domestic
violence.

All are welcome to attend this free lecture.

Sponsored by the WRAP and UCC Fellowships

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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

In this message:

- Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
- Bookstore has extended its hours
- Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
- Wednesday Chapel
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship service Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
- There is no choir this week (Oct. 24)
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Planning for World AID's Day Service
- Refrigerator in Student Center Kitchen
- ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
- Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic
Violence


------------------------
Journal for Nicole Kirby's Family
------------------------
We are collecting memories and thoughts of Nicky in a small journal.
We will be sending it to Nicky's family so they have a sense of what she
meant to this community. The journal will be on Ruth Eden's desk
(Worcester 101) throughout this week, if you'd like to add something to
it.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


------------------------
Bookstore has extended its hours
------------------------
Beginning this month the bookstore has extended its hours, opening
daily at 9 am.

The weekly schedule is as follows:

M-Tu-Th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Weds. during fall and spring sessions 9:00 am - 12:50 pm
Closed for chapel 12:50 pm -
2:00 pm
Open 2:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

Fri. 9:00 - 4:00 pm

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 22-26) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Heather Lucas
Wednesday: Ned Parker (Ned's parents, the Rev. Patricia Parker and
the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Parker, will be visiting this morning > come and

meet them!)
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Kurt Walker

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

The Baptist Felowship will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel and
will be led by Christina Sillari on Oct. 25.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu, and please
remember that the semester is flying by - so be in touch if you would

like to offer a reflection at morning prayer.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Wednesday Chapel
------------------------
The ANTS Baptist Fellowship is excited to welcome The Reverend Dr.
David D. Mitchell this coming Wednesday to the All School Worship
pulpit. The Rev. Dr. David Mitchell is the Senior Pastor of the
historic Congdon Street Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island. He
holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University and a Doctor of
Ministry degree from Claremont School of Theology. Previously he was the
pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cornelia, Georgia and was a
Chaplain in the US Navy for 23 years. A knowledgeable and powerful
preacher who has preached in 18 states and 17 countries, Dr. Mitchell
won the prestigious John Owen Smith Preaching Award at Emory University,
the first African American to do so. He is the author of a book, Black
Theology and Youths at Risk, which emphasizes self-love and
self-reliance while examining the unique challenges faced by youths
today and proposes practical ministries that churches can adopt. Said
Dr. Cornish Rogers of Claremont School of Theology, "He adroitly
outlines a plan for readying African-American youth for authentic
liberation that includes social and cultural, as well as spiritual
deliverance. His focus is on Black youths because they are most
vulnerable and in mortal danger of succumbing to the deadly system of
DCPC ('Destructive Capitalistic Personality Complex'), which he
explains. Finally, he challenges the Black church to lead the
struggle."

------------------------
Upcoming ANTS UU worship service Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,
The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. This week's worship service
will be on Ministry as an Emergent Phenomenon. Rev. Jim Sherblom and
Rev. Martha Niebanck, Co-Ministers at First Parish UU in Brookline,
will explore how recent biological theories about the nature of being
human suggest that parish ministry is largely an emergent phenomenon
growing out of the relationship between the minister and the
congregation. Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful hour,
to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

------------------------
There is no choir this week (Oct. 24)
------------------------
There is no choir this week (Oct. 24).
There WILL be choir the following Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11:50 in
Wilson Chapel.

Thanks,
Burns

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
------------------------
On Nov. 5th Maddie Garcia and Keith Nelson, both graduates of College
Behind Bars and advocates for prisoners, will share their stories of
faith and transformation, and will encourage us to participate in prison
visitation and outreach. Laura Tuach, of Partakers which works in
partnership with College Behind Bars, will introduce the program. This
event is sponsored by the Prison Ministries and Peace and Justice
Fellowships. We'll share supper with Maddie and Keith at 6 p.m. in the
dining room and meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m. for the talk and
dessert. We welcome your presence!

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu
781-698-6753

------------------------
Planning for World AID's Day Service
------------------------
Any of those people who are interested in planning them World's AIDS
Day service for December 1st we will have our first gatherings at 5
p.m. on Tuesday October 23rd in the cafeteria and Tuesday October 30th
at 12 in the cafeteria. The theme this year will be focused on African
American women and AIDS in the U.S. Could you please let me know if you
are interested in planning the service and will be able to attend either
of these meetings. Professor Brita Gill-Austern
ext. 219 bgillaus@ants.edu

------------------------
Refrigerator in Student Center Kitchen
------------------------
We are working on getting a 2nd refrigerator in the Student Center
kitchen area. What we thought was a spare one turns out to be one that
SODEXHO owns. We know students need a refrigerator there so we are
working to remedy this situation quickly!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge. Open daily Monday
through Friday 10am-6pm.
Come in and check it out! We have salads, sandwiches, fruit cups,
parfaits, desserts, cookies, brownies, cold beverages, coffee and
tea.
Please stop by and say Hi to Sheela Jeyraj, she will help you with
anything you need.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

----------------------
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune Lecture on Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence
----------------------
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, Founder of the Faith Trust Institute, Speaks on
Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence Issues faced by faith communities
October 26, 2007 At Andover Newton Theological School's Wilson Chapel 1
- 4 PM

Marie Fortune has been a pioneer in the field of religion and domestic
violence and a leading national expert on sexual exploitation by
religious leaders. Rev. Fortune is an ordained pastor in the United
Church of Christ as well as an author of many books relating to domestic
violence and clergy, including Violence in the family: a workshop
curriculum for clergy and other helpers. She served on the National
Advisory Council on Violence Against Women for the U.S. Department of
Justice from 1994 - 2002 and currently serves on the Defense Task Force
on Domestic Violence for the U.S. Defense Department. She is the editor
of the Journal of Religion and Abuse. For more information about Marie
Fortune and the Faith Trust Institute, visit:

http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org


Rev. Fortune will present a program that will give faith communities
the tools they would need to:

● Raise the issue of domestic in their worship practices;
● Recognize the flags that indicate abuse may be happening;
● Know what can and cannot be done in abusive situations;
● Create a process within their faith communities to nurture and
heal survivors, perpetrators, family members and communities of domestic
violence.

All are welcome to attend this free lecture.

Sponsored by the WRAP and UCC Fellowships

Friday, October 19, 2007

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

In this message:

- Monday Service for Nicole Kirby
- Update from Kim Wadhams
- Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
- ANTS Alum Arthur L. Whitaker dies at 86
- There is no choir next week (Oct. 24)
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- PARABLES SYMPOSIUM CANCELED
- Planning for World AID's Day Service
- Refrigerator in Student Center Kitchen
- ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
- Lisa Durkee Abbott's Ordination


------------------------
Monday Service for Nicole Kirby
------------------------
A service to celebrate Nicole Kirby's life will be held Monday evening
at 5:15 pm in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. Please join us. We are
assembling a collage of photos of Nicky in preparation for the service.
If you have a digital photo you would like to share please send it to
lella_baker@hotmail.com with the subject line "Nicki Kirby pic."

In addition, we will have a journal available for you to sign to relate
your favorite stories and memories of Nicky. We will be sending the
journal to Nicky's family. If you have any questions please contact
me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Update from Kim Wadhams
------------------------
As many of you know, Kim passed out in chapel on Wednesday. Since so
many of you have been praying for him, he writes with the following
update: "Having completed a close inspection of the floor in Wilson
Chapel, I can assure you it will last for many years to come . . . and I
hope to do the same. My cardiologists have assured me that I may
continue with "business as usual," and I fully intend to take them
up on it. I'll be returning to class on October 24th.
Thank you for your concern and your prayers. The nurturing love I
experienced on Wednesday at Chapel helps to remind me how blessed I am
to be a part of the ANTS community.
God bless you all,
Kim Wadhams"

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 22- Oct. 26)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 22-26) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Heather Lucas
Wednesday: Ned Parker (Ned's parents, the Rev. Patricia Parker and
the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Parker, will be visiting this morning > come and

meet them!)
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Kurt Walker

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

The Baptist Felowship will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel and
will be led by Christina Sillari on Oct. 25.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu, and please
remember that the semester is flying by - so be in touch if you would

like to offer a reflection at morning prayer.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
ANTS Alum Arthur L. Whitaker dies at 86
------------------------
Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Whitaker (STM '54, DMin '73) died in his sleep
Tuesday at the age of 86. Andover Newton President Nick Carter, who
knew and worked for a time with Arthur, said "He was a strong leader,
a gentleman, and a fine Christian disciple."

Born and educated in Malden, MA, Whitaker entered the army, served
under General Patton and received four battle stars and several other
citations before being honorably discharged in 1946. In 1948 he married
his life long friend Virginia Carter at Union Emmauel Baptist Church in
Malden. Whitaker graduated from Gordon College, Harvard Divinity School,
and then received both his STM and DMin degrees from Andover Newton.
While serving in Rochester, New York, Arthur wrote the book, Anatomy of
a Riot, about the 1964 summer riots in that city. He served many years
for the American Baptist denomination in Massachusetts and New York, and
was the first African American Executive Minister ever appointed in the
ABC-USA. Funeral services will be held in the Memorial Chapel at
Harvard on Monday, October 22 at 10:30 AM. For more information contact
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home in Malden.

------------------------
There is no choir next week (Oct. 24)
------------------------
There is no choir next week (Oct. 24).
There WILL be choir the following Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11:50 in
Wilson Chapel.

Thanks,
Burns

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
PARABLES SYMPOSIUM CANCELED
------------------------
The Worship and the Arts Program at Andover Newton is sorry to announce
that the Parables Symposium that was to take place on October 20th has
been cancelled due to low enrollment, and will be rescheduled for
another time.

The Charles McCollough exhibit of "the Art of the Parables" is still
ongoing in the Wilson Chapel.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform you of an
upcoming Advent Planning workshop, led by Maren Tirabassi, that will
take place on November 10th, from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please watch the
website, e-news and further publicity for more details.


------------------------
Planning for World AID's Day Service
------------------------
Any of those people who are interested in planning them World's AIDS
Day service for December 1st we will have our first gatherings at 5
p.m. on Tuesday October 23rd in the cafeteria and Tuesday October 30th
at 12 in the cafeteria. The theme this year will be focused on African
American women and AIDS in the U.S. Could you please let me know if you
are interested in planning the service and will be able to attend either
of these meetings. Professor Brita Gill-Austern
ext. 219 bgillaus@ants.edu

------------------------
Refrigerator in Student Center Kitchen
------------------------
We are working on getting a 2nd refrigerator in the Student Center
kitchen area. What we thought was a spare one turns out to be one that
SODEXHO owns. We know students need a refrigerator there so we are
working to remedy this situation quickly!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge. Open daily Monday
through Friday 10am-6pm.
Come in and check it out! We have salads, sandwiches, fruit cups,
parfaits, desserts, cookies, brownies, cold beverages, coffee and
tea.
Please stop by and say Hi to Sheela Jeyraj, she will help you with
anything you need.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

----------------------
Lisa Durkee Abbott's Ordination
----------------------
Having been called to serve as pastor and teacher of the First
Congregational Church of West Brookfield, MA, United Church of Christ,
Lisa Durkee Abbott will be ordained on October 21st. The service will
be held at her home church in Gardner, MA, 28 Green Street, at 4:00 p.m.
that Sunday, with a reception to follow. You are all invited!! If you
would let me know if you are planning to come, it would be great, so
that I can let the dear folks in Gardner know how much food to prepare.
If you aren't able to plan, but find yourself able to make the trip,
please come anyway! It takes just a bit over an hour from ANTS, and is
only a mile or so from Rte. 2--an easy trip! Oh, and please wear red!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In this message:

- Memorial for Nicky Kirby
- Nicky Kirby Arrangements
- Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
- BSF chapel
- The Art of Parables
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- PARABLES SYMPOSIUM CANCELED
- Planning for World AID's Day Service
- This Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein
- ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?


------------------------
Memorial for Nicky Kirby
------------------------
We will gather as an Andover Newton community on Monday, October 22 at
5:15 pm in the WilsonChapel sanctuary to remember Nicole Kirby. Please
join us and feel free to invite others to do so. If you would like to
help plan the service please meet in my office on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5
pm.

Thank you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Nicky Kirby Arrangements
------------------------
Dear Community Members,

Many of you have asked about the funeral arrangements for Nicky.
Nicki's wake will be on Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Benson Funeral Home
in St. Cloud MN and the funeral will be at 11 am on Wednesday at the
Peace UCC in St. Cloud where she served as an interim this past summer.
Apparently the funeral home is planning to put a pictorial history of
Nicki's life up on their website. Their web site is:
http://www.bensonfuneralhome.com/obituaries.php


Benson Funeral Home
1111 25th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
phone: 320-252-3132

If you wish to send a card to the family you can do so at the following
address:

Joe and Denise Kirby
7403 98th St. South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Incidentally, Nicky graduated in 2007--I had the year wrong. I know we
will all miss her. We are planning a service for her on campus sometime
this week. When a date is set I will follow up with details (and if you
would like to help plan this please let me know)

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 15-19) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Nancy Willbanks
Thursday: Toni DiPina
Friday: Karen Hodges

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Sarah Drummond will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL which is also our Commissioning for students
participating in Field Education. Please join us!

Thursday Chapel: Led by Black Student Fellowship in the African
American tradition

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
BSF chapel
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship invites you to come and worship in the
Black Church tradition. BSF chapel service will be held this coming
Thursday 10/18, 1pm -2pm in Wilson Chapel. ANTS graduating Senior
Minister Irving Morgan will deliver the message. All are welcome.

------------------------
The Art of Parables
------------------------
Recent Sculptures
By
Charles McCollough
September 10-November 2, 2007

Reception and Gallery Talk, Thursday, October 18, 5-7
p.m. in Wilson Chapel, Light Refreshments will be
served.

Charles McCollough was Artist in Residence in 2001 and
adjunct faculty in 2002 at Andover Newton Theological
School, and has had a number of sculpture exhibits in
the Meetinghouse Gallery. This exhibit, The Art of
Parables, is also the title of his new book to be
published next Spring. This book, with a CD of his
sculptures of the parables, is the result of a four
year study of parable scholarship and the creation of
sculptural images that interpret the parables in their
economic/political context. He studied sculpture as he
finished a Ph.D. in theology and served as a pastor
and national staff of the United Church of Christ.
Since 2000, he has worked full-time as a writer and
sculptor with numerous one-person exhibits of his
work. He lives with his spouse, Carol, on a farm in
Hopewell, New Jersey where he sculpts in clay, wood
and bronze.


------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
PARABLES SYMPOSIUM CANCELED
------------------------
The Worship and the Arts Program at Andover Newton is sorry to announce
that the Parables Symposium that was to take place on October 20th has
been cancelled due to low enrollment, and will be rescheduled for
another time.

The Charles McCollough exhibit of "the Art of the Parables" is still
ongoing in the Wilson Chapel, and I would like to invite you to attend
the reception and gallery talk by the artist that will be held on campus
on Thursday, October 18th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform you of an
upcoming Advent Planning workshop, led by Maren Tirabassi, that will
take place on November 10th, from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please watch the
website, e-news and further publicity for more details.


------------------------
Planning for World AID's Day Service
------------------------
Any of those people who are interested in planning them World's AIDS
Day service for December 1st we will have our first gatherings at 5
p.m. on Tuesday October 23rd in the cafeteria and Tuesday October 30th
at 12 in the cafeteria. The theme this year will be focused on African
American women and AIDS in the U.S. Could you please let me know if you
are interested in planning the service and will be able to attend either
of these meetings. Professor Brita Gill-Austern
ext. 219 bgillaus@ants.edu

------------------------
This Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein
------------------------
his Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein

This Thursday, October 18th, at 4:30PM, the next program in the series,
Spiritual Journeys, will be held at President Carter's home. The
featured guest will be Rev. Victoria Weinstien, adjunct faculty member
in worship, ANTS D Min student, and Minister of the First Parish
Unitarian Church in Norwell MA. The program is open to all guests and
lasts about an hour.

A life-long Unitarian Universalist, Victoria Weinstein was a high
school English and drama teacher and working actress before beginning
her seminary studies in 1994. In the summer of 1993, she was awarded a
grant from the National Endowments for the Humanities to study the
American Transcendentalists with Professor David Robinson of Oregon
State University.
In 1997, Victoria won a Feminist Theology Award from the Unitarian
Universalist Women's Federation for her work, "She Is Risen:
Reclaiming the Myth of Persephone as a Resurrection Narrative for
Women." She has lectured widely on the myth of Persephone and its
application for pastoral care to women, and published a
Persephone-themed worship service in Celebrating Easter and Spring,
published by Anne Miniver Press.

Victoria's other areas of special interest are Jungian archetypal
psychology and the late medieval witch hunts in Europe. She has received
training in dream work and in spiritual direction.

Victoria has happily served as the minister of First Parish Unitarian
Church in Norwell since 2002.

----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge. Open daily Monday
through Friday 10am-6pm.
Come in and check it out! We have salads, sandwiches, fruit cups,
parfaits, desserts, cookies, brownies, cold beverages, coffee and
tea.
Please stop by and say Hi to Sheela Jeyraj, she will help you with
anything you need.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in
Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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

In this message:

- Memorial for Nicky Kirby
- Nicky Kirby Arrangements
- Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
- BSF chapel
- U2 Worship Service
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- PARABLES SYMPOSIUM CANCELED
- Rev. Payden Family Ministry presentations at the Framingham
Conference Center
- This Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein
- ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?


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Memorial for Nicky Kirby
------------------------
We will gather as an Andover Newton community on Monday, October 22 at
5:15 pm in the WilsonChapel sanctuary to remember Nicole Kirby. Please
join us and feel free to invite others to do so. If you would like to
help plan the service please meet in my office on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5
pm.

Thank you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Nicky Kirby Arrangements
------------------------
Dear Community Members,

Many of you have asked about the funeral arrangements for Nicky.
Nicki's wake will be on Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Benson Funeral Home
in St. Cloud MN and the funeral will be at 11 am on Wednesday at the
Peace UCC in St. Cloud where she served as an interim this past summer.
Apparently the funeral home is planning to put a pictorial history of
Nicki's life up on their website. Their web site is:
http://www.bensonfuneralhome.com/obituaries.php


Benson Funeral Home
1111 25th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
phone: 320-252-3132

If you wish to send a card to the family you can do so at the following
address:

Joe and Denise Kirby
7403 98th St. South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Incidentally, Nicky graduated in 2007--I had the year wrong. I know we
will all miss her. We are planning a service for her on campus sometime
this week. When a date is set I will follow up with details (and if you
would like to help plan this please let me know)

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 15-19) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Nancy Willbanks
Thursday: Toni DiPina
Friday: Karen Hodges

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Sarah Drummond will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL which is also our Commissioning for students
participating in Field Education. Please join us!

Thursday Chapel: Led by Black Student Fellowship in the African
American tradition

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
BSF chapel
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship invites you to come and worship in the
Black Church tradition. BSF chapel service will be held this coming
Thursday 10/18, 1pm -2pm in Wilson Chapel. ANTS graduating Senior
Minister Irving Morgan will deliver the message. All are welcome.

------------------------
U2 Worship Service
------------------------
U2 Worship Service
Sunday October 21st at 5pm. Millis MA, Church of Christ
Congregational, UCC is holding a worship service featuring the music of
U2 with live musicians... no, not Bono... but still a cool experience!
All are welcome. More information on the website at www.millisucc.org


------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
PARABLES SYMPOSIUM CANCELED
------------------------
The Worship and the Arts Program at Andover Newton is sorry to announce
that the Parables Symposium that was to take place on October 20th has
been cancelled due to low enrollment, and will be rescheduled for
another time.

The Charles McCollough exhibit of "the Art of the Parables" is still
ongoing in the Wilson Chapel, and I would like to invite you to attend
the reception and gallery talk by the artist that will be held on campus
on Thursday, October 18th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform you of an
upcoming Advent Planning workshop, led by Maren Tirabassi, that will
take place on November 10th, from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please watch the
website, e-news and further publicity for more details.


------------------------
Rev. Payden Family Ministry presentations at the Framingham Conference
Center
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton,

There is a challenge that churches and educators face in today's world;
keeping
the faith alive and well at home. Rev. Deborah Payden, Associate
Minister at the
First Congregational Church in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin is PASSIONATE
about family
ministry. Come hear her ideas about traditions and rituals, practices
and theories
to help Educators and Pastors empower families to do ministry.

Rev. Payden will do two identical presentations at the Framingham
Conference Center
on November 1. Reserve your spot now! Click here for registration form
and details
about the day.
[http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=krgmrfcab.0.co6ksfcab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0287&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macucc.org%2Fresources%2Fdocuments%2FDebPaydenOpenHouse.pdf]


------------------------
This Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein
------------------------
his Thursday's Spiritual Journey to feature Rev. Vicki Weinstein

This Thursday, October 18th, at 4:30PM, the next program in the series,
Spiritual Journeys, will be held at President Carter's home. The
featured guest will be Rev. Victoria Weinstien, adjunct faculty member
in worship, ANTS D Min student, and Minister of the First Parish
Unitarian Church in Norwell MA. The program is open to all guests and
lasts about an hour.

A life-long Unitarian Universalist, Victoria Weinstein was a high
school English and drama teacher and working actress before beginning
her seminary studies in 1994. In the summer of 1993, she was awarded a
grant from the National Endowments for the Humanities to study the
American Transcendentalists with Professor David Robinson of Oregon
State University.
In 1997, Victoria won a Feminist Theology Award from the Unitarian
Universalist Women's Federation for her work, "She Is Risen:
Reclaiming the Myth of Persephone as a Resurrection Narrative for
Women." She has lectured widely on the myth of Persephone and its
application for pastoral care to women, and published a
Persephone-themed worship service in Celebrating Easter and Spring,
published by Anne Miniver Press.

Victoria's other areas of special interest are Jungian archetypal
psychology and the late medieval witch hunts in Europe. She has received
training in dream work and in spiritual direction.

Victoria has happily served as the minister of First Parish Unitarian
Church in Norwell since 2002.

----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge. Open daily Monday
through Friday 10am-6pm.
Come in and check it out! We have salads, sandwiches, fruit cups,
parfaits, desserts, cookies, brownies, cold beverages, coffee and
tea.
Please stop by and say Hi to Sheela Jeyraj, she will help you with
anything you need.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in
Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

Monday, October 15, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, October 15, 2007

In this message:

- Nicky Kirby Arrangements
- Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
- Correction to Chapel schedule
- Andover Newton Community Art Sale
- PARABLES SYMPOSIUM CANCELED
- Prayers for Gabriel Taylor
- Justice and Peace Fellowship Meeting, TONIGHT OCT. 15th in the Dining Room
- An Invitation to an Ordination & installation
- ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?

------------------------
Nicky Kirby Arrangements
------------------------
Dear Community Members,

Many of you have asked about the funeral arrangements for Nicky. Nicki's wake will be on Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Benson Funeral Home in St. Cloud MN and the funeral will be at 11 am on Wednesday at the Peace UCC in St. Cloud where she served as an interim this past summer. Apparently the funeral home is planning to put a pictorial history of Nicki's life up on their website. Their web site is: http://www.bensonfuneralhome.com/obituaries.php


Benson Funeral Home
1111 25th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
phone: 320-252-3132

If you wish to send a card to the family you can do so at the following address:

Joe and Denise Kirby
7403 98th St. South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Incidentally, Nicky graduated in 2007--I had the year wrong. I know we will all miss her. We are planning a service for her on campus sometime this week. When a date is set I will follow up with details (and if you would like to help plan this please let me know)

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 15-19) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Nancy Willbanks
Thursday: Toni DiPina
Friday: Karen Hodges

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Sarah Drummond will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL which is also our Commissioning for students
participating in Field Education. Please join us!

Thursday Chapel: Led by Black Student Fellowship in the African American tradition

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Correction to Chapel schedule
------------------------
Thursday afternoon chapel will not be held in the UU tradition, but will instead be held by the BSF in the African American tradition.

Sorry for the confusion.

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Sale
------------------------
Want to sell your hand made arts and also benefit a
good cause? Here's your chance!!!!

*What? Andover Newton Community Art Sale
*Where? In the Meetinghouse
*When? Monday, November 26 (4-7pm)
Tuesday, November 27, (11-1, 4-7)
Wednesday, November 28 (11-1)
*Who benefits? You keep 90% of your profits, while 10%
goes to the Meetinghouse Fund

*All forms of art welcome. You or a person you
appoint must be available to be at your table during
the times designated. You keep track of your sales
and turn in your tithe to the Meetinghouse Fund.

*Contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com
with questions about buying or selling
or to reserve a table by November 1st.

------------------------
PARABLES SYMPOSIUM CANCELED
------------------------
The Worship and the Arts Program at Andover Newton is sorry to announce that the Parables Symposium that was to take place on October 20th has been cancelled due to low enrollment, and will be rescheduled for another time.

The Charles McCollough exhibit of "the Art of the Parables" is still ongoing in the Wilson Chapel, and I would like to invite you to attend the reception and gallery talk by the artist that will be held on campus on Thursday, October 18th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform you of an upcoming Advent Planning workshop, led by Maren Tirabassi, that will take place on November 10th, from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please watch the website, e-news and further publicity for more details.


------------------------
Prayers for Gabriel Taylor
------------------------
Please keep Gabriel Taylor in your thoughts and prayers. He recently had emergency surgery and as of this weekend was in the Beverly Hospital.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students


------------------------
Justice and Peace Fellowship Meeting, TONIGHT OCT. 15th in the Dining Room
------------------------
Justice and Peace Fellowship

ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday, October
15th from 5:00 to 6:00 in the ANTS cafeteria. We welcome all who are interested
in being involved with the issues of Justice and Peace on campus and in investigating how we
may be able to effect an enduring justice through radical love in our community and beyond. We
will discuss actions already planned and actions yet to be fully envisioned.

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to add and item to the
agenda, please contact Kurt Walker at kwalker@ANTS.edu


------------------------
An Invitation to an Ordination & installation
------------------------
Congregational United Church of Christ of Valley City
217 4th Street NW, Valley City, ND 58072

Cordially and warmly invites you to the Ordination & Installation of our Pastor
Carleton Borden November 4th @ 4:00 P.M. CST

A Celebratory Meal to Follow
R.S.V.P. 701-845-1977
secretary.congregationalucc@gmail.com

Carl Borden
Pastor
Congregational United Church of Christ of Valley City
217 Fourth Street North West, PO Box 666
Valley City, North Dakota 58072-0666

----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge
----------------------
ANTS has a new food cart in the student lounge. Open daily Monday through Friday 10am-6pm.
Come in and check it out! We have salads, sandwiches, fruit cups, parfaits, desserts, cookies, brownies, cold beverages, coffee and tea.
Please stop by and say Hi to Sheela Jeyraj, she will help you with anything you need.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director

----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

Friday, October 12, 2007

Nicole Kirby

It is with great sadness that I report to you that Nicky Kirby died last Tuesday. As many of you know, she graduated from Andover Newton in May of 2005. She had just moved to San Antonio to complete an internship at the VA hospital there. They believe she died of natural causes (a heart attack or stroke). She was 29 years old.

Nicky was a beloved member of our community, and I know many of you will mourn her passing. Please keep each other and her family members in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 12, 2007

In this message:

- Thank you
- Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
- South Church in Andover celebrates Andover Newton bicentennial
- Funny Book
- From the Registrar's Office
- Book Store
- Lisa Durkee Abbott's Ordination
- Student Center Keys
- U2charist this Sunday
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
- "FAITH & OUR ENVIRONMENT" - OCTOBER 13 AT ANTS

------------------------
Thank you
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community,

Thank you for the many expressions of warmth and support you've sent my
way over the past week, upon the loss of my mom. I deeply appreciate
the care and concern you've expressed. I return home daily to more
cards, and I'm reminded of the prayer support you're sending to me and
my family. Thank you also for the prayer blanket you gave me; I will
cherish that. Every death reminds us that each day is a wonderful
gift--may we all remember that.

Gratefully,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 15- Oct. 19)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 15-19) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Nancy Willbanks
Thursday: Toni DiPina
Friday: Karen Hodges

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Sarah Drummond will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL which is also our Commissioning for students
participating in Field Education. Please join us!

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
South Church in Andover celebrates Andover Newton bicentennial
------------------------
Dear Trustees, Faculty, Staff, and the entire ANTS community:

We'd be delighted if you would join us Sunday, October 21, 2007, as we

celebrate our 296th Anniversary as a congregation and the 200th
Anniversary of Andover Newton Theological School along with founding
families, Phillips Academy, and friends from the Town of Andover and
the
Andover Historical Society.

The events for the day begin with worship at South Church at 10:30am.
Andover Newton President Nick Carter will be our guest preacher. Please

arrive by 10:15 to pick up name tags (and find parking!)

After the service, please join us at Phillips Academy's Pearson Hall
at
12:30pm for an exchange of historical gifts. At 12:05, we will leave
the
South Church library (where we will have a finger food 'lunch') and
take
a walking tour up School St. to Pearson Hall. PA is hosting its
Parent's
Weekend, and parking at the campus is off limits. (For those who need
assistance, we will have a few shuttle cars.) Please bring walking
shoes!

At 1:00pm, we will walk to Missionary Rock via the Chapel Cemetery and

learn more about the missionary legacy started here in Andover. After
walking back to South Church, we will have more refreshments and food
for our guests.

Please feel free to attend any or all of the events of the day. If you

would RSVP to our South Church administrator, Linda Hacker, at
978-475-0321, or by email to _scand@southchurch.com
<mailto:scand%21@southchurch.com>_, we will have name tags for you and
a
sufficient count for 'lunch'.

Sincerely,

Charlotte Lyons
Chair, South Church Historical Committee

William Schroeder
South Church Moderator

Rev. Dr. Katherine Kallis '82
Minister of Spirituality and Vocation

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Funny Book
------------------------
Students may edit their entries in the 2007-2008 Funny Book from Friday
October 12 until the end of the day on Friday October 19. Copies will
be available at the front desk in Dabney, the Library and in the Housing
Office. The Funny Book will be available on the Andover Newton
website, through Connect! (password protected) sometime in November.

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing
Office, Worcester 101, 617-964-1100 ext. 261, AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
Mid-Program Review for MDiv students
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.

The MPR committee chair will supply a report of the meeting for the
student's permanent file. The report may suggest or mandate certain
binding actions that must be fulfilled before graduation. The student's
academic advisor will monitor the fulfillment of all such requirements.
If there is disagreement among the parties, the student may offer a
written response.

A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes. The student will be permitted only to register
"on leave" (if "on leave" registration would otherwise be allowed) until
the review is satisfactorily completed.

Student Responsibilities
Student contacts th Academic Dean's office to obtain the MPR guidelines
and for faculty chair assignments (please e-mail David Ames for
assignments at dames@ants.edu).
Students contacts Faculty chair, advisor, denominational
representative and the student peer to arrange date and time.
Student reserves a meeting room.
Student assembles documents for review: unofficial transcript,
curriculum worksheet, admissions essay, preparation for ministry
statement.

May 2008 Graduation

October 29 - Nov 30
M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

D. Min. Candidates anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Director of the D. Min. Program to assure that all
course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next
semester.

MA Candidates anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Director of the MA Program to assure that all course
requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester.

Oct 29-Nov 30 - Statement of Intention to Graduate forms for 2008
Commencement due in the Registrar's Office.

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/IntentGrad08.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf


November 30-Certificate students anticipating May 2008
graduation-Statement of Intention to Graduate forms due in the
Registrar's office.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/IntentGrad08.pdf


------------------------
Book Store
------------------------
The bookstore will be open tomorrow, Saturday, from 10 am - 2 pm to
welcome the participants in the joint conference of the Environmental
Ministries of the Mass. Conference/UCC and the Ecology Ministry of
Andover Newton, "Faith and Our Environment". Registration opens at 8
am.


------------------------
Lisa Durkee Abbott's Ordination
------------------------
Having been called to serve as pastor and teacher of the First
Congregational Church of West Brookfield, MA, United Church of Christ,
Lisa Durkee Abbott will be ordained on October 21st. The service will
be held at her home church in Gardner, MA, 28 Green Street, at 4:00 p.m.
that Sunday, with a reception to follow. You are all invited!! If you
would let me know if you are planning to come, it would be great, so
that I can let the dear folks in Gardner know how much food to prepare.
If you aren't able to plan, but find yourself able to make the trip,
please come anyway! It takes just a bit over an hour from ANTS, and is
only a mile or so from Rte. 2--an easy trip! Oh, and please wear red!

------------------------
Student Center Keys
------------------------
Any student who wishes to do so can pick up a key for the new student
center in Upper Noyes from the Housing Office, Worcester 101, to have 24
hour access to the space.

----------------------
U2charist this Sunday
----------------------
A U2charist will be held this Sunday, October 14, at 5pm at the Edwards
Church in Framingham. Come and worship to the music of U2, as we join
together to fight poverty, hunger, and AIDS.

----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in
Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

----------------------
"FAITH & OUR ENVIRONMENT" - OCTOBER 13 AT ANTS
----------------------
The UCC Mass Environmental Ministries and ANTS Ecology Ministry are
hosting an all day conference on Faith & Our Environment this Saturday,
October 13, on Andover Newton's campus. ANTS students, faculty and staff
can attend FREE of charge. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN BELOW FOR WORKSHOPS.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. outside Stoddard Auditorium with
workshops
beginning at 9:45 a.m. on the subjects of "leadership in times of
climate
crisis," "using drama and humor to tell our Creation's stories,"
"carbon
diet, " and more. The morning plenary session at 11 a.m. will feature
Dr.
Carlos J. Correa Bernier speaking on the subject of environmental
justice.
Afternoon workshops at 1:00 p.m. include "the great turning," "lobbying
from
a faith perspective," "MA Interfaith Power and Light," with repeats of
morning subjects. The afternoon's plenary session at 2:15 features
Matthew Sleeth, author of Serve God, Save the Planet.

Advance registration can be made on the Massachusetts Conference
United
Church of Christ website:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/FaithandOurEnvironmentConference.htm.

If you can help with registration they are looking for a few volunteers
-
please be in touch with Elizabeth England at
Elizabeth_England@harvard.edu.

If you have any questions on the conference, please call Cristina
Cabrera at
617-872-8275 or email her at ccabrera@ants.edu (phone is best).

*****************

Morning Workshops
9:45 am
Davis Hall
Lobbying From a Faith Perspective: How can people of faith be true to
our values and traditions, and also strategic and effective in
communicating with government decision-makers about public issues? In
this workshop you will learn suggestions gathered from professional
staff of Christian denominations who served as lobbyists for their
national church organizations. And learn the importance of being a
"faith" lobbyist.

Using Drama and Humor to tell our Creation's Stories: Learn to use
humor and drama to help people hear our planets stories. We will provide
a variety of resources for youth groups, young adults, worship leaders
and people who want to talk about ecology and faith. Bring your
resources to share as we enjoy this interactive, intergenerational
workshop.

"Public Policy Responses to the Climate Change Crisis"- A Panel
Discussion: Rob Garrity, Executive Director of MCCAN (Mass. Climate
Change Action Network), Helen Waldorf, MA Dept. of Environmental
Protection, Bureau of Waste Prevention, Katy Krottinger, Clean Water
Action

Healthy & Beautiful Spa: Learn about: toxic ingredients in personal
care products linked to cancer, birth defects and other ailments;
options for safer alternatives, including making your own cosmetics; and
how you can help change safety standards for cosmetics and other common
household goods that contain toxic chemicals.

The Great Turning: this workshop is based the landmark film of David
Korten's Lecture with features from his book by the same title. It is
fashioned to serve as a springboard for a dialog and discussion.

Carbon Diet: Human carbon-dioxide emissions come mainly from two
sources: burning fossil fuels and changes in land use, such as
deforestation. Americans are the climate's worst enemy. On average, each
of us is responsible for about 22 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions every
year, according to the United Nations, compared with an average of six
tons per person throughout the rest of the world. That means the typical
U.S citizen emits the equivalent of four cars.

Global Warming Solutions - Energy Efficiency and Conservation and
Renewable Resources: Learn how to conserve energy and become more energy
efficient at home and at work. Discuss how implementation of energy
efficiency will save money at home while saving the environment through
very easy and practical means. Learn about the different types of
renewable resources, and discuss how to invest/purchase them on both an
individual and community level.

Afternoon Workshops
1:00 pm
Davis Hall

Developing Our leadership in Times of Climate Crisis: How do we nurture
our own spirits and develop leadership in others to take effective
action on global warming? This workshop will provide a wide range of
approaches and methods, frameworks and tools to engage different types
of personalities and support people at different stages of their
personal unfolding. Scientific insights, psychological styles,
eco-spirituality, community development and more to support us in facing
the crisis and increasing positive leadership.

Global Warming and Impacts to the Northeast: A citizen-based solutions
approach: Learn about the latest reports on climate impacts to the
Northeast, specifically Massachusetts over the next century. The
collective actions we make now will drastically affect the long-term
climate impacts in the future. Hear about ways that you can make a
difference through personal action, community outreach, and political
activism.

Finding the Environment in Hymns and Scripture: Interested in planning
worship service focused on respect for earth and its creatures-Earth Day
or any other day? A wealth of scriptural and hymn resources are
available; in this workshop we will share ideas about how to incorporate
nature themes, biblical texts, and hymns into worship services.

Using Drama and Humor to tell our Creation's Stories: Learn to use
humor and drama to help people hear our planets stories. We will provide
a variety of resources for youth groups, young adults, worship leaders
and people who want to talk about ecology and faith. Bring your
resources to share as we enjoy this interactive, intergenerational
workshop.

Toxics and the Environment: from The Massachusetts Conference of
Churches

Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light: Did you know that houses of
worship leave a notable environmental imprint? Per capita, per hour of
use, houses of worship are often among the biggest wasters of energy,
and the United States has more houses of worship than any other country!
Although most congregations recognize the moral imperative for
stewardship, they do not always stand on the moral "high ground" when it
comes to actual energy usage. We need to become better stewards and, in
the process, encourage and inspire our congregants to do better at home,
school, and work.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 11, 2007

In this message:

- Love on the Hill
- Red Sox @ ANTS
- South Church in Andover celebrates Andover Newton bicentennial
- News from Burma
- Prayers for Burton Bagby and his partner Ron Grose
- The Young Clergy Women Project
- ANTS Writing Tutor
- Student Center Keys
- U2charist this Sunday
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?

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Food Pantry Request
------------------------
We have cause for celebration on the Hill this week!

Frank Cavaco, Director of Buildings and Grounds, and Debbie Craig,
former ANTS staff member, got engaged over the weekend. Debbie and Frank
met here at ANTS. They and children Emma and John reside in Hudson, MA,
where Debbie now works for the town.

Congratulations and best wishes, Frank and Debbie!

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

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Red Sox @ ANTS
------------------------
Please come and join us in Upper Noyes on the following dates at 6:00pm
for
a Potluck Supper. For those who are interested ,we will then be
heading
over to Sturtevant to watch the Red Sox take on Cleveland in the
American
League Championship Series.

Gm 1 CLE @ BOS Fri Oct. 12 7 pm FOX
Gm 2 CLE @ BOS Sat Oct. 13 8 pm FOX
Gm 3 BOS @ CLE Mon Oct. 15 7 pm FOX
Gm 4 BOS @ CLE Tue Oct. 16 8 pm FOX
Gm 5* BOS @ CLE Thu Oct. 18 8 pm FOX
Gm 6* CLE @ BOS Sat Oct. 20 TBD FOX
Gm 7* CLE @ BOS Sun Oct. 21 TBD FOX
* - if necessary


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South Church in Andover celebrates Andover Newton bicentennial
------------------------
Dear Trustees, Faculty, Staff, and the entire ANTS community:

We'd be delighted if you would join us Sunday, October 21, 2007, as we

celebrate our 296th Anniversary as a congregation and the 200th
Anniversary of Andover Newton Theological School along with founding
families, Phillips Academy, and friends from the Town of Andover and
the
Andover Historical Society.

The events for the day begin with worship at South Church at 10:30am.
Andover Newton President Nick Carter will be our guest preacher. Please

arrive by 10:15 to pick up name tags (and find parking!)

After the service, please join us at Phillips Academy's Pearson Hall
at
12:30pm for an exchange of historical gifts. At 12:05, we will leave
the
South Church library (where we will have a finger food 'lunch') and
take
a walking tour up School St. to Pearson Hall. PA is hosting its
Parent's
Weekend, and parking at the campus is off limits. (For those who need
assistance, we will have a few shuttle cars.) Please bring walking
shoes!

At 1:00pm, we will walk to Missionary Rock via the Chapel Cemetery and

learn more about the missionary legacy started here in Andover. After
walking back to South Church, we will have more refreshments and food
for our guests.

Please feel free to attend any or all of the events of the day. If you

would RSVP to our South Church administrator, Linda Hacker, at
978-475-0321, or by email to _scand@southchurch.com
<mailto:scand%21@southchurch.com>_, we will have name tags for you and
a
sufficient count for 'lunch'.

Sincerely,

Charlotte Lyons
Chair, South Church Historical Committee

William Schroeder
South Church Moderator

Rev. Dr. Katherine Kallis '82
Minister of Spirituality and Vocation

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News from Burma
------------------------
Dear Friends,

I just heard from Burma this morning from former D.Min. Student and
Professor of Ethics at Myanmar Theological Institute, Maung,Maung Yin,
that he and our friends and D.Min. graduates, Maung Maung Hwte and Soe
Thia are all fine. Email just came back up in Myanmar, but it is still
a difficult medium to communicate much because of government's access
and monitoring of emails. Please continue to hold our Burmese
graduates, the people of Myanmar, and our present Burmese student Ai Doh
in your prayers. Brita Gill-Austern

------------------------
Prayers for Burton Bagby and his partner Ron Grose
------------------------
Please pray for Burton Bagby and his partner, Ron Grose. Ron's uncle
has been in Surgical ICU at Methodist Hospital in Houston undergoing
almost daily surgeries for six weeks. He was given a week to live the
day after he was admitted and has not fully regained consciousness since
then.

------------------------
The Young Clergy Women Project
------------------------
The Young Clergy Women Project focuses on researching and resourcing
the youngest ordained
women. The group has created an e-zine that is by, for and about
young clergy women. It's called Fidelia's
Sisters, and it includes articles by young women. They are hoping that
the e-zine (which will have a new article every Tuesday and every
Thursday beginning October 16) will be appealing to other young ordained
women, but also to seminarians and others. The URL is:
http://www.youngclergywomen.org


------------------------
ANTS Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing (or contemplating writing!) Come see me once, or regularly, or
join a group.

Details: I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12
to 3, in Worcester 302. It's wise to make an appointment, via email,
but please feel free to drop by. And yes, we can work via email once
we've met in person.

Or, you may want to join one of the writing groups that meet on
Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime. All ANTS students are welcome, but
please check with me before you come.

Why not get in touch soon, and get a jump on those assignments?

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

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Student Center Keys
------------------------
Any student who wishes to do so can pick up a key for the new student
center in Upper Noyes from the Housing Office, Worcester 101, to have 24
hour access to the space.

----------------------
U2charist this Sunday
----------------------
A U2charist will be held this Sunday, October 14, at 5pm at the Edwards
Church in Framingham. Come and worship to the music of U2, as we join
together to fight poverty, hunger, and AIDS.

----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in
Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, October 9, 2007

In this message:

- Food Pantry Request
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship service
- Program Fair at Fall Open House
- Empowering faith communities to effectively address domestic violence

- School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
- Coming Out Day Service, Wednesday, October 10
- CPE Fair
- Meet in the Moment: Being Present with the Mystery of Alzheimer's
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
- Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship
- Recital in Wilson Chapel - Wednesday
- "FAITH & OUR ENVIRONMENT" - OCTOBER 13 AT ANTS
- COME TO A RECEPTION AND GALLERY TALK - Oct. 18th
- Celebrate this Sunday
- Thank you from Adele Hajj
- Elie Wiesel Lecture - The Jewishness of Jesus - Sponsored by JOTH


------------------------
Food Pantry Request
------------------------
Food Pantry Request:

The Student Association is very grateful to the blessed angels who
stock the Food Pantry; your donations are both welcome and necessary to
the spiritual and physical health of the beloved community.

However, the SA would like to make a request of you. Please carefully
consider the items you place in the Food Pantry. This past weekend, 18
separate items (largely cans) had to be removed from the Food Pantry
because they were damaged, dented, or otherwise could pose a risk to the
health of anyone who ate the contents.

Please continue to purchase items for your neighbors in need, but
please also be sure that what you purchase is something that you
yourself would consume if you found yourself in need.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

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Upcoming ANTS UU worship service
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. This week, Steve Schmidt
will lead worship on the theme of National Coming Out Week. His
sermon will be titled, "For Every Coming Out there's a Going In".
Come and join us for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and
refresh your mind!

------------------------
Program Fair at Fall Open House
------------------------
If you would like your program or fellowship represented at the
Admissions Fall Open House on Saturday, November 3rd, please email
recruitevents@ants.edu to reserve your space. The Program Fair will be
from 12:00-1:15pm and includes lunch for those who are present.

Thank you,
Liz Miller
Admissions Assistant

------------------------
Empowering faith communities to effectively address domestic violence
------------------------
October is Domestic Violence month. In recognition of this we have
invited Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, founder of the FaithTurst Institute, to
come to campus on Friday, October 26.

The Faith Trust Institute *calls for the best from religious and
secular organizations to address and prevent sexual and domestic
violence*. Her lecture on empowering faith communities to effectively
address domestic violence will be open to all Andover Newton students
and the surrounding faith communities free of charge. Please invite
your Field Education site to come.

In preparation for her visit, we are asking for volunteers to help
create a *clothes line* of t-shirts depicting (your own or someone
else*s) domestic violence stories and/or statistics on blank white
t-shirts.. T-shirts (you may use your own shirt if you wish), pens,
etc. will be available this Thursday at Art Night (7 * 9 PM in the
Meeting house) for anyone who wishes to lend a hand. They will also be
available in the Student Lounge in upper Noyes for the next week. These
shirts will be hung though out the campus as a reminder to all of us
that victims and survivors of domestic violence are all around us.

*To the extent that any person is violated by sexual and domestic
violence the dignity and worth of all persons are diminished.*
(www.faithtrustinstitute.org)

Contact us if you have questions

Chris Findlay
The WRAP Fellowship
Cindy Stasko
UCC Fellowship

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School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
------------------------
Narvaez Workshops on Forgiveness

The School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

October 14 through 20, 2007

neXus and the Boston Theological Institute cordially invites you to
attend a series of workshops on Forgivenes with Fr. Leonel Narváez, the
President of Fundación para la Reconciliación!

Location: Gordon-Conwell's CUME at 90 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA.
Email: nexusboston@gcts.edu

Details:
*Foundation Activity
*Espere - Brochure
*Narvaez UNESCO Speech

------------------------
Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 8- Oct. 12):

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 8-12) will be

offered by:

Monday: No Morning Prayer: Columbus Day
Tuesday: Jason Boyd
Wednesday: Ruth Ellen Howard
Thursday: John Brock
Friday: Julianna Donofrio

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

BGLANTS will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY
CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm and will be lead by
Steve Schmidt this week.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Coming Out Day Service, Wednesday, October 10
------------------------
Come join us in Wilson Chapel,
Wednesday October 10, 2007 at 1 pm for the Annual
Coming Out Day service sponsored by BGLANTS (Bisexual,
Gay, Lesbian, Allied *N Transgender Students at
Andover Newton Theological School)

Our preacher for the day is Janet L. Parker who is
Pastor for Parish Life at Rock Spring Congregational
United Church of Christ in
Arlington, VA. She earned the M.Div. from Princeton
Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Christian Social
Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the city of
New York. Following the September 11 attacks,
Dr. Parker served the Presbytery of New York City as
Coordinator of Disaster Relief. She has taught at
Chicago Theological Seminary and was a postdoctoral
fellow at Princeton University*s Center for the Study
of Religion. She served on an advisory team to the
World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence
Initiative from 2002-2006. She currently serves on the
General Advisory Board for Human Rights Campaign's
Religion and Faith Program.

------------------------
CPE Fair
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, ANTS will host a CPE Fair in
the Peck Room from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors form all over New
England will be present to share information about their programs and to
meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain the
benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2008 summer and
2007-08 extended units. Don*t miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education. For those who cannot make the morning time, the CPE Fair
will also be offered later in the afternoon at the Episcopal Divinity
School: 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge.

----------------------
Meet in the Moment: Being Present with the Mystery of Alzheimer's
----------------------
Meet in the Moment: Being Present with the Mystery of Alzheimer's
Saturday October 27th
8:30 - 4:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about how to be truly
present with those who have Alzheimer's Disease. Ministers can help
persons in their congregations who have loved one's with Alzheimer's
and will be able to enjoy and communicate with more effectiveness with

those with Alzheimers at the end of this program. Jade Angelica will be

leading this workshop drawing upon a rich background of working with
Alzheimer's patients using simple improv techniques. This will be a
workshop you will be grateful for having attended. Bring some folk you

know are caring for someone with Alzheimers. This could be a gift to
them!!!

Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Please register with Jennifer Shaw at jshaw2@ants.edu.

----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As
Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in
Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

----------------------
Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship
----------------------
The Unitarian Universalist Student Fellowship invites you to
participate in
a seminar they have sponsored yearly on Ethics and Abuse In The
Ministerial
Relationship designed to help you meet the ethical challenges of
congregational life and ministerial practice.
The seminar will be held January 14 to 18, 2008, Monday to Friday, 8:30
am
to 12:30 pm, in Davis Hall and is an ethical analysis of the
ministerial
relationship, outlining the inherent ethical risk in ministerial
practice
of sexual and interpersonal abuse, designed to help clergy maintain
integrity in ministerial relationships. As well the seminar will to aid
both
clergy and lay leaders identify unethical conduct and potentially
abusive
situations, develop preventive strategies and healing skills in theirs
and
others' ministries and engage in ethical and competent ministries.
Theological, ethical, psychological and pastoral concerns are
considered
along with related organizational, insurance, legal and public
relations
matters. Presentations include videos, case studies, lectures,
role-playing
and worship.
The seminar leader is the Reverend Dr. Deborah J. Pope-Lance, best
known at
ANTS as Adjunct Faculty in Thematic Preaching. She is also an
Affiliate
Minister with the First Parish in Wayland and a Licensed Marriage and
Family
Therapist. Dr. Pope-Lance has a private practice in Natick, MA where
she
provides counseling for individuals and relationships, offers
consultation
and support to clergy and staff teams both routinely and in the
aftermath of
predecessor-minister's misconduct. Dr. Pope-Lance is co-author of the
Alban
Institute book, When A Congregation is Betrayed: Responding to Clergy
Misconduct. For more information contact Dr. Pope-Lance at
RevDPL@earthlink.net <mailto:RevDPL@earthlink.net>

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Recital in Wilson Chapel - Wednesday
----------------------
You are cordially invited to a
VOCAL RECITAL
Presented by
April Spencer, soprano
Kimberly Salico-Diehl, piano

Wednesday, October 10
12:30 pm
Wilson Chapel

Works by Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, and Tom Jones

The Recital will move into the prelude as we prepare for the Coming Out
Service .


----------------------
"FAITH & OUR ENVIRONMENT" - OCTOBER 13 AT ANTS
----------------------
The UCC Mass Environmental Ministries and ANTS Ecology Ministry are
hosting an all day conference on Faith & Our Environment this Saturday,
October 13, on Andover Newton's campus. ANTS students, faculty and staff
can attend free of charge.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. outside Stoddard Auditorium with
workshops
beginning at 9:45 a.m. on the subjects of "leadership in times of
climate
crisis," "using drama and humor to tell our Creation's stories,"
"carbon
diet, " and more. The morning plenary session at 11 a.m. will feature
Dr.
Carlos J. Correa Bernier speaking on the subject of environmental
justice.
Afternoon workshops at 1:00 p.m. include "the great turning," "lobbying
from
a faith perspective," "MA Interfaith Power and Light," with repeats of
morning subjects. The afternoon's plenary session at 2:15 features
Matthew Sleeth, author of Serve God, Save the Planet.

Advance registration can be made on the Massachusetts Conference
United
Church of Christ website:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/FaithandOurEnvironmentConference.htm.

If you can help with registration they are looking for a few volunteers
-
please be in touch with Elizabeth England at
Elizabeth_England@harvard.edu.

If you have any questions on the conference, please call Cristina
Cabrera at
617-872-8275 or email her at ccabrera@ants.edu (phone is best).

----------------------
COME TO A RECEPTION AND GALLERY TALK - Oct. 18th
----------------------
By now, many of you visiting Wilson Chapel may have noticed *The Art
of the Parables" - a wonderful exhibit by artist Charles McCollough. As
a kickoff to the weekend Parables Symposium, The Worship and the Arts
Program would like to invite you to a Reception and Gallery Talk on
Thursday, October 18, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meet the artist, learn about
his inspired work, and enjoy community and snacks.

AND*There is still time to register for the *Parables as Riddles,
Parables as Revelation* Symposium, taking place on Saturday, October
20th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


----------------------
Celebrate this Sunday
----------------------
Please join The Ruah Spirituality Institute on Sunday, October 14, 2007
at 2:00 PM in the Wilson Chapel for an afternoon of music, the dancing
of dervishes, and inspiring readings from the work of 13th century Sufi
mystic Jelaluddin Rumi, whose poetry is filled with a longing for God
the Friend and the Beloved.

Andover Newton faculty and students are admitted free. Come and
celebrate Rumi's 800th birthday!!

For additional information, you can see the flyers around campus, or
contact the Ruah Spirituality Institute at
www.ruahspirit.org

ruahspirit@hotmail.com 617/277-0036

----------------------
Thank you from Adele Hajj
----------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community,
I am writing on behalf of our dear Adele Hajj who has asked me to
communicate to you her deepest "Thank You" for all your thoughts and
prayers during her prolonged illness. She is recovering at home and
still has a way to go before she will be back to her full heath. She
asks for your ongoing payers during this time since it means so much to
her. She wants you to know that she feels strengthened by your support.
I also know that she is looking forward to the time she will be back at
work amongst us. And, I know we will all rejoice when she is with us
again. If you would like to send a note, her address is:
22 Austin Street,
Charlestown, MA 02129
Your faithful scribe,
Sharon Thornton

----------------------
Elie Wiesel Lecture - The Jewishness of Jesus - Sponsored by JOTH
----------------------
Due to a scheduling change by Boston University that was out of the
control
of JOTH the Elie Wiesel lecture titled "The Jewishness of Jesus"
originally
scheduled for Monday, October 15th, has been changed to Monday, October
29th
at the same time and the same location.

If you are interested and able to attend this evening, please plan on
meeting the bus at 5:15pm in the Hebrew College parking lot.

****Please note that the Wiesel lecture series is still running on
consecutive Mondays (15th through the 29th) from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in
the
Student Union of Metcalf Hall at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Although
many of
us are planning on attending the entire series, Hebrew College and
Andover
Newton are only providing transportation to and from the lecture being
given
on the 29th which is the "Jewishness of Jesus".

Saturday, October 06, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Saturday, October 6, 2007

In this message:

- This year's Bicentennial Student Association T-Shirts have arrived!
- Men's Fellowship Meeting, Tuesday October 9th, 5:00 - 6:00, Small Dining Room
- Library notice - Closed Monday Oct. 8th
- Student classifieds
- Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
- Coming Out Day Service, Wednesday, October 10
- CPE Fair
- FROM THE ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
- November 17 - free tickets!
- Recital in Wilson Chapel


------------------------
This year's Bicentennial Student Association T-Shirts have arrived!
------------------------
This year's Bicentennial Student Association T-Shirts will be distributed in
the Cafeteria during Lunch and Dinner, Tuesday Oct 9 - Thursday Oct 11. You
can also get a Student Association water bottle at the same time. After Oct
11, please come to the Student Association office in Sturtevant. Please
email for an appointment, if you cannot come during office hours. Initially,
you can get one T-shirt and one water bottle per person. The T-shirts come
in men's sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL in both long sleeves and short
sleeves. We also have T-shirts available from last year. As of Monday Oct
22, you can request additional T-shirts and water bottles for yourself,
family, friends, . Any questions? Email the SA Exec at SA@ants.edu.


------------------------
Men's Fellowship Meeting, Tuesday October 9th, 5:00 - 6:00, Small Dining Room
------------------------
Men's Fellowship


Tuesday October 9th
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Small Dining Room
All are welcome
Becoming the change you want you see in the world

The ways that we are raised and the culture that we grow up in imposes on us
attitudes that do damage to ourselves and to others, As perpetrators and
sufferers of domestic violence, violence in general, homophobia,
heterosexism, racism, and sexism - to name a few - men and women have the
opportunity and responsibility to work on the attitudes that have been
imposed on us and the ways that we, in turn, impose them on others.

Come to the first meeting of the Men's Fellowship and join in the work for
the year in moving toward being the change that you want you see in the
world.

Contacts:
John Brock john.m.brock@gmail.com
Amanda Ladegard mandy_lad@yahoo.com

------------------------
Library notice - Closed Monday Oct. 8th
------------------------
The Library and all school offices will be closed on Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day.


------------------------
Student classifieds
------------------------
There is a student classifieds section that is for all students use. It is not just for jobs but for those used books you want to sell or even those concert tickets that you want to get rid of Think of it as the ANTS CRAIGSLIST. Here is how you use it*

Go to the connect page and log in
Select the "campus life" tab at the top
Three down is a heading called Bulletin Boards and underneath is Classifieds
To post click the "post a message" link
Follow the rest of the instructions that the screen gives.

That simple and easy and always available to you
Happy Posting!

Tempest Brevard
SA Secretary
ANTS 09'

------------------------
Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 8- Oct. 12):

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 8-12) will be
offered by:

Monday: No Morning Prayer: Columbus Day
Tuesday: Jason Boyd
Wednesday: Ruth Ellen Howard
Thursday: John Brock
Friday: Julianna Donofrio

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

BGLANTS will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm and will be lead by
Julianna Donofrio this week.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Coming Out Day Service, Wednesday, October 10
------------------------
Come join us in Wilson Chapel,
Wednesday October 10, 2007 at 1 pm for the Annual
Coming Out Day service sponsored by BGLANTS (Bisexual,
Gay, Lesbian, Allied 'N Transgender Students at
Andover Newton Theological School)

Our preacher for the day is Janet L. Parker who is
Pastor for Parish Life at Rock Spring Congregational
United Church of Christ in
Arlington, VA. She earned the M.Div. from Princeton
Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Christian Social
Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the city of
New York. Following the September 11 attacks,
Dr. Parker served the Presbytery of New York City as
Coordinator of Disaster Relief. She has taught at
Chicago Theological Seminary and was a postdoctoral
fellow at Princeton University's Center for the Study
of Religion. She served on an advisory team to the
World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence
Initiative from 2002-2006. She currently serves on the
General Advisory Board for Human Rights Campaign's
Religion and Faith Program.

------------------------
CPE Fair
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, ANTS will host a CPE Fair in the Peck Room from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors form all over New England will be present to share information about their programs and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2008 summer and 2007-08 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological education. For those who cannot make the morning time, the CPE Fair will also be offered later in the afternoon at the Episcopal Divinity School: 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge.

----------------------
FROM THE ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
----------------------
Fireside Chat - Tuesday, October 9th
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (5-6pm in the Cafeteria; 6-8pm Peck Conference Room)
Join us for fellowship and unwind together as we discuss what we love about
our recent ecological learnings. Bring a favorite book, news article,
quote, or personal "aha" to share. Come for 10 minutes or stay for three
hours.

Stay Connected with the Ecology Fellowship
Sign up on our new website, http://www.ecologyfellowship.org, and receive
email news from the fellowship. Stay in touch with fellowship activities and
ecological news!

----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
----------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

----------------------
November 17 - free tickets!
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Spectrum Singers, a renowned choral group, is presenting a festive celebration of the Christmas season with organ, brass and percussion, including Lenoard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," plus a bouquet of favorite carols and songs of the season. As Spectrum Singers is presenting a concert in Wilson Chapel on March 31, they are offering the Andover Newton Community a limited number of premium complimentary tickets to the November concert!

November 17, 2007
First Church Cambridge
11 Garden Street
Cambridge

8 PM.

Stop by P.Deck's office in Dabney 11 - first come first served!

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Recital in Wilson Chapel
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You are cordially invited to a
VOCAL RECITAL
Presented by
April Spencer, soprano
Kimberly Salico-Diehl, piano

Wednesday, October 10
12:30 pm
Wilson Chapel

Works by Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, and Tom Jones

The Recital will move into the prelude as we prepare for the Coming Out Service .

Thursday, October 04, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 4, 2007

In this message:

- Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis' mother died unexpectedly
- From the Registrar's Office
- See the Forgiveness Project this week - Upper Noyes
- Reception and Welcome to Fr. Leonel Narvaez Gomez
- Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
- Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
- Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
- "FAITH & OUR ENVIRONMENT" - OCTOBER 13 AT ANTS
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
- Northern baptist scholarship
- CHUCK COLSON : Distinguished Speakers Series on Contemporary Issues and Faith

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Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis' mother died unexpectedly
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It was with great sadness that Dean Nancy Nienhuis learned of the unexpected death of her mother, Ann Roberta Nienhuis (72), at the family home in Idaho Tuesday afternoon.

Nancy will probably be away until sometime next week. The arrangements are as follows: The viewing will be Friday night, Oct 5, at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, ID 83301 and the funeral will be on Saturday at the Twin Falls Reformed Church,1631 Grandview Dr. N.Twin Falls, ID 83301 Those wishing to send a note to Nancy can address them to her here at the school or to her home: 144 Elm Street, North Reading, MA 01864

The prayers of our entire community are with Nancy in this difficult time. We are sending flowers to Idaho from the entire Andover Newton community.

N.

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From the Registrar's Office
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October 29 - Nov 30
M. Div. Seniors anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester. Please send an e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

D. Min. Candidates anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their programs with the Director of the D. Min. Program to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester.

MA Candidates anticipating May 2008 graduation shall go over their programs with the Director of the MA Program to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the next semester.

Oct 29-Nov 30 - Statement of Intention to Graduate forms for 2008 Commencement due in the Registrar's Office.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/IntentGrad08.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf


November 30-Certificate students anticipating May 2008 graduation-Statement of Intention to Graduate forms due in the Registrar's office.
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/capgown.pdf

http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/IntentGrad08.pdf


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See the Forgiveness Project this week - Upper Noyes
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Come view the powerful stories of those who witness to the healing power of their work toward forgiveness and reconciliation following their experiences of personal, social, and political acts of violence. The stories pose difficult questions, asking about the nature and limits of one's ability to forgive.

Throughout the week maroon ribbons will be available to those who wish to show their solidarity with the people of Myanmar/Burma.

Worship in Wilson Chapel at 1 PM Wednesday October 3 will address the theme of forgiveness with Sharon Thornton preaching. Wednesday evening, join us for Valerie Dixon's talk, "The End of Vengeance" at 7:30, also in Wilson Chapel.


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Reception and Welcome to Fr. Leonel Narvaez Gomez
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Forgiveness and Reconciliation - Meaningful Concepts?

Reception and Welcome to
Fr. Leonel Narvaez Gomez

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 4 - 5:30 PM
Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton Theological School

Introduction to his work and to the Two Workshops on

Forgiveness (Sunday, 10/14, 3:30 - 9:30 PM; and Monday and Tuesday evenings, 10/15 and 10/16: 6 - 9:30 PM)
Reconciliation (Thursday and Friday evenings, 10/18 and 10/19: 6 - 9:30 PM and on Saturday, 10/20: 8:30 - 3:30 PM)
Workshops to be held as indicated at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (90 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA and at the adjacent Resurrection Lutheran Church. RSVP and additional information: nexusboston@gcts.edu and btioffice@bostontheological.org (617-527-4880).

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Chapel News Week of Oct. 8-12
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Chapel News (Oct. 8- Oct. 12):

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 8-12) will be
offered by:

Monday: No Morning Prayer: Columbus Day
Tuesday: Jason Boyd
Wednesday: Ruth Ellen Howard
Thursday: John Brock
Friday: Julianna Donofrio

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

BGLANTS will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

ANTS UU Worship is each Thursday @ 1:00pm and will be lead by
Julianna Donofrio this week.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

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Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
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Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
The Environmental Conference of the Year
October 19 - 21, 2007
UMASS Dartmouth

Have you heard about Bioneers and crossed it off your list because you
thought it was a West Coast happening? Well, here¹s our opportunity!!!
Bioneers is coming to the East Coast and meeting on the campus of the
University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. Full and half scholarships are
available for any/all of the conference admission, and they would love to
have students from Andover Newton represented at the conference.

In addition to hearing over the course of the three days ³big name² speakers
such as Bill McKibben and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. there will be working
sessions on topics such as faith and the environment, local currencies -
tools for building sustainable local economies, personal sustainability and
social activism, water stewardship, reconnecting with the land. Visit
http://www.connectingforchange.org to learn more.

If you are interested in attending and would like to join with other ANTS
students please be in touch with Carol Hohle via email, chohle@ants.edu.

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Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
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Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
Tuesday, October 9
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Our weekly open walk will be on TUESDAY in WILSON CHAPEL.
Even if you have never walked a labyrinth before, stop by anytime and we will be glad to get you started on this spiritual practice of walking prayer.

There will be NO walk on Thursday, October 11.

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

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"FAITH & OUR ENVIRONMENT" - OCTOBER 13 AT ANTS
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The UCC MA Environmental Ministries is hosting a conference on Saturday,
October 13, on Andover Newton's campus. All Andover Newton students are
invited to attend free of charge.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. outside Stoddard Auditorium with workshops
beginning at 9:45 a.m. on the subjects of "leadership in times of climate
crisis," "using drama and humor to tell our Creation's stories," "carbon
diet, " and more. The morning plenary session at 11 a.m. will feature Dr.
Carlos J. Correa Bernier speaking on the subject of environmental justice.
Afternoon workshops at 1:00 p.m. include "the great turning," "lobbying from
a faith perspective," "MA Interfaith Power and Light," with repeats of
morning subjects. [Workshops are still in development, so check the UCC
website closer to the day of the event.] The afternoon's plenary session at
2:15 features Matthew Sleeth, author of Serve God, Save the Planet.

Advance registration can be made on the Massachusetts Conference United
Church of Christ website:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/FaithandOurEnvironmentConference.htm.

If you can help with registration they are looking for a few volunteers -
please be in touch with Elizabeth England at Elizabeth_England@harvard.edu.

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Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
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Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Specialized Pastoral Care As Ministry?
Want to Deepen your Knowledge and Connections with Others Involved in Pastoral Care/Counseling?

Come Find Out About AAPC
(The American Association of Pastoral Counselors)
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 12:00- 1:30 pm
The Greene Room, Dabney Hall
Bring a bag lunch
For more info, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M Tigert
603-224-1162, ltigert@comcast.net

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Northern baptist scholarship
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Rev. Roger Spinney will be here Tuesday Oct 9 from 9:30-3:30 to interview students for the Northern Baptist Scholarship. Any ABC-MDIV student is eligible to apply.

Applications are available outside the Financial Aid Office - Worcester 206. There is also an interview sign up sheet on the door.

Rev. Spinney said that he will have a welcome check for any new student.

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CHUCK COLSON : Distinguished Speakers Series on Contemporary Issues and Faith
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Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 - 9:30-noon
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Rd., Lexington

Friday - "Surviving the Clash of Civilizations" - Chuck Colson, speaker.
Saturday - "Restorative Justice" Panel discussion and workshops, including Employment and Training, Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents, Re-entry and Treatment Programs, Working with Youthful Offenders, and How Worldview Affects All of Life. Workshops will include graduates of Andover Newton Rev. Dr. Renee Wormack-Keels Jackson (M. Div. 1997 D.Min. 2000) Prison Fellowship Field Director, speaking on "Faith and Community-based Programs" and Mark Hemenway (M. Div. 2001) President of New England Prison Ministries, speaking on "Transitions for Sex Offenders".

For further information and directions to this free event please see http://gracecommunications.c.topica.com/maah2o2abBAfEbezXjleafpNKp/

Chuck Colson is founder of Prison Fellowship, a ministry in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations to promote prisoner rehabilitation and reform in the prison system. Operating in all 50 states, it is the world's largest faith-based outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families. Time Magazine called him one of today's "more thoughtful public voices". He is the author of 20 books, including the Gold Medallion Book Award winning book "How Now Shall We Live?"

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, October 2, 2007

In this message:

- CPE Fair
- Chuck Colson: Distinguished Speakers Series on Contemporary Issues and Faith
- Reserving Rooms at Andover Newton: Nuts and Bolts
- Andover Newton has a Myspace page!
- Pet/Housesitter Needed
- Photographer needed for wedding on campus
- JOTH Event
- Chapel News for Oct.1-5
- News from the emerging ecology fellowship - Updated
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship service
- Attention singers

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CPE Fair
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On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, ANTS will host a CPE Fair in the Peck Room from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors form all over New England will be present to share information about their programs and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2008 summer and 2007-08 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological education. For those who cannot make the morning time, the CPE Fair will also be offered later in the afternoon at the Episcopal Divinity School: 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge.

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Chuck Colson: Distinguished Speakers Series on Contemporary Issues and Faith
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Friday, Oct. 5, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Rd., Lexington

"Surviving the Clash of Civilizations"

Chuck Colson is founder of Prison Fellowship, a ministry in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations to promote prisoner rehabilitation and reform in the prison system. Operating in all 50 states, it is the world's largest faith-based outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families. Time Magazine called him one of today's "more thoughtful public voices". He is the author of 20 books, including the Gold Medallion Book Award winning book "How Now Shall We Live?".

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Reserving Rooms at Andover Newton: Nuts and Bolts
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To reserve a room at Andover Newton for your student group or office staff/faculty meeting, please fill out the appropriate form on the Andover Newton web site at: http://www.ants.edu/community/facilitiesforms.htm. Please send in one form for each event. If you want to check the availability of rooms before you submit a form you are welcome to come and take a look at the facilities reservation notebook with Ruth Edens or Amelia O'Dowd in Worcester 101. Unfortunately, due to the amount of requests we get for rooms we aren't able to review the notebook over the phone with you, so please plan to come in person to review the book.

Rooms need to be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance. If you need set-up and reserve later than that we cannot guarantee that it will happen, in fact, Building and Grounds only guarantees set-up if they have a month's notice so please plan ahead. If you find yourself needing reservations the week of an event, call Amelia O'Dowd at extension 261.

Here's how to reserve a room. There are 3 different forms:

a. Request For Facilities: used to reserve a room on campus
b. Request For Building Setup: used to request that Building and Grounds set the room up for you in a specific way (Normally this is only done if you need furniture brought into the room that is different from the furniture already in the room. If you plan to use furniture already in the room, please plan to set the room up yourself.)
c. Request For Food Service: used to request catering for your event (If you request food be sure to also request that tables be set up to hold the food, via the "Building Set-up" form.)

How to Complete the Forms
1. Click on the name of the form you need.
2. Open the downloaded form in Microsoft Word.
3. Fill in the information just as you would on a paper form.
4. Using the toolbar in Word, click on "File" then "Save As."
5. In the "File Name" field, type in the name of the room and the date then hit "Save". Make sure you save the file to somewhere you will be able to find it.
6. Using your campus email account, prepare an email to stuservices@ants.edu, typing in any information you feel necessary.
7. Click on "Attach", find the request you just saved by room name and date and click once then hit "OK".
8. Hit "Send".

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia O'Dowd at ext. 261 or AODowd@ants.edu.

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Andover Newton has a Myspace page!
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Admissions started a Myspace page for the school, and right now we are lonely. Add us as your friend! http://www.myspace.com/andovernewton We would like to include pictures of campus events and gatherings on the page. Please email recruitevents@ants.edu with any pictures you would like to share. Send us a message if there are any events or information you would like featured on Myspace.

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Pet/Housesitter Needed
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We are looking for a pet/housesitter for November 19-November 25 for a
multi-pet household in Medford (three small dogs, several cats). This is a
great opportunity to get off campus or away from your apartment for a few
days, do your laundry, watch a ton of cable t.v. and on demand movies, cook
gourmet meals, be loved by goofy canines and friendly felines, and make some
extra money, as well! Please contact Karla Miller, revkarla@gmail.com or
617.244.3639 ext. 204 (work) or 781-874-9709 (home) for more
information about the job and compensation.

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Photographer needed for wedding on campus
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First year MDiv student Charla Wright and Theresa Coley-Kouadio will be
getting married in the Wilson Chapel on October 13th at 4:00pm and they are
in need of a talented yet reasonably priced photographer. If anyone is
interested in capturing this memorable occasion for them so that they may
re-live the beauty of that day throughout their lives together, please
contact Charla Wright at cwright1122@yahoo.com.


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JOTH Event
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Elie Wiesel on "The Jewishness of Jesus: a Personal Interpretation"
Monday, October 15, 7p.m.
Boston University, George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hill
775 Commonwealth Ave
Join Journeys on the Hill for an evening with Nobel laureate, Elie Wiesel.

We'll be leaving via bus from the Hebrew College parking lot at promptly
5:15pm

or feel free to meet us at BU at 6p.m.; the talk begins at 7 p.m. This is
the first of a three-lecture
series Wiesel is giving, entitled "The Fascination with Jewish Tales."

Join us after the talk for dinner and discussion.

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Chapel News for Oct.1-5
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Chapel News (Oct. 1- Oct. 5):

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 1-5) will be
offered by:

Monday: Ned Parker
Tuesday: Judy Brandon
Wednesday: Sean Porter
Thursday: Bill Gural
Friday: Tom O'Brien

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

The Peace Group will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

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News from the emerging ecology fellowship - Updated
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Stay Connected with the Ecology Fellowship
Sign up on our new website, http://www.ecologyfellowship.org, and receive
email news from the fellowship. Stay in touch with fellowship activities
and ecological news!

Upcoming Events:
Website Tutorials - Tuesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 4
Learn more about our website and how it works. Fellowship members come learn
how to post content! Click here for more info,
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org


Integrating Business Meeting - Thursday, October 4
Noon - 12:50 p.m. in the Meetinghouse (note new meeting location)
Bring your lunch and join us for a quick, administrative touch-base meeting.

Fireside Chat - Tuesday, October 9th
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (5-6pm in the cafeteria; 6-8pm tba)
Join us for fellowship and unwind together as we discuss what we love about
our recent ecological learnings. Bring a favorite book, news article,
quote, or personal "aha" to share. Come for 10 minutes or stay for three
hours. Feel free to bring your dinner or a bite to share with others if
you'd like.


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Upcoming ANTS UU worship service
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Dear fellow students and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome.

This week's service is titled "Come as You Are, Spots and All". Tim
House will preach on the theme of pied beauty: in some basic way, it
is our imperfections and even our pain that draws others close to us.
Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your
spirit and refresh your mind!

Blessings,
From the UUCANS worship coordinators:
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)

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Attention singers
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Attention all singers:

A new musical opportunity (additional to the Wednesday
Chapel Choir) is presenting itself in the form of a
choir whose emphasis will be on
traditional, choral music.

Rehearsals will be in Wilson Chapel, Wednesdays, 2-3
pm
And The Meetinghouse
Thursdays 12:30-1
(except for 10/4 which is TBA)

For more information, contact Kimberly Salico-Diehl
at ksalicodiehl@ants.edu