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Friday, November 30, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 30, 2007

In this message:

- SA Treasurer Resignation and Call for Candidates
- Prayers
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Holiday Party
- Chapel News (Dec. 3 – Dec. 7)
- Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
- Finding Light In The Darkness
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Winter and Spring Course Changes
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks


------------------------
SA Treasurer Resignation and Call for Candidates
------------------------
We are sorry to report that Cristina Cabrera has found she needs to
resign as Student Association Treasurer. Due to technical difficulties,
all SA Fiscal files had to be completely reconstructed twice during this
semester. The additional work from this on top of Cristina's classes and
other commitments has proven to require more time than she has
available. We thank her for the work she has put in to reconstruct the
files.

The Student Association will be holding elections to fill the Treasurer
position for the remainder of the 2007-2008 academic year. Think you
might be interested in running? Check out the Treasurer description in
the SA Constitution in the Handouts section of the Student Association
Group in ANTS Connect. Letters of intent to run should be emailed to
SA@ants.edu. These letters should include a brief paragraph about
your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

------------------------
Prayers
------------------------
Please extend your prayers to Emily Leavitt. Emily broke her arm this
past weekend in a very bad place and will know the extend of damage
after surgery is performed. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank
you.

Toni DiPina

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
We have almost completed November and so far we have 50 promised
shoeboxes on the way. Our goal is 500 boxes. Remember this is a great
activity for your youth groups. Thank you to all who have contributed
thus far. As we head into December the Black Student Fellowship and the
Baptist Fellowship would like to remind you that shoeboxes can be
dropped off on Wednesdays at All School Chapel services and also anytime
during the week in Nancy Nienhuis' office. We would like to thank all of
the professors, staff, and students who are supporting us in our efforts
with this Ministry. We look forward to receiving your boxes and we hope
you will make this a part of your Thanksgiving rituals this year.

Peace and Blessings,

ANTS Baptist Fellowship
ANTS Black Student Fellowship

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing.

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302, through Dec. 13. I could also see you on Friday Dec. 7th,
and will be on campus a few times in January, depending on your needs.


Come see me once, or regularly, or join one of the writing groups that
will continue in the spring. Drop in if you like, but it's better to
email me for an appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email.


Hope to hear from you!

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

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Chapel News (Dec. 3 – Dec. 7)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 26-Nov. 30)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural
Wednesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Thursday: Kurt Walker
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

Professor Brita Gill-Austern will be sharing the message at WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers every Wednesday of the academic year
@ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship will be holding worship Thursday, Dec.
6, at which Toni DiPina will be preaching.

Please remember that we will be hosting a Sufi event on campus
beginning on Friday. All are welcome. Please see the website for
details.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
------------------------
The Prison Ministries Fellowship will meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m.
Dec. 3rd to talk about the upcoming visitation program through
Partakers, and to have some more some mores.

We now have three of the requested four volunteers for our ANTS
visitation team, and need just ONE MORE so let Bill Gural know if you
might be interested. wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753
Mt. 25:43.

------------------------
Finding Light In The Darkness
------------------------
This program, sponsored by Journeys On The Hill, is Thursday, December
6th
at 5:00pm in the Wilson Chapel.

Come join us as students and faculty from Andover Newton and Hebrew
College
seek to learn more about each other's faith traditions at this special
time
of year.

The evening will start with a light seasonal dinner and informal
conversation surrounding various questions including: What is a
meaningful
holiday custom in your family? What are the responsibilities for
clergy in
your tradition at this time of year? What aspect of the holiday in
your
tradition is often misunderstood by people of other faith traditions?
We
will then spend time looking at the traditions of Hanukkah, Winter
Solstice,
Advent and Christmas through familiar songs and texts of our
traditions.

This event is FREE. This event is open to all students, faculty and
administration of ANTS and HC and no signup is required.

------------------------
Justice and Peace Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
December 3rd 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 such as the upcoming
ANTS Peace Week in the
spring and actions yet to be fully envisioned.

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to be added to
the
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at
kwalker@ANTS.edu

------------------------
Winter and Spring Course Changes
------------------------

The following CHANGES have been made to Winter Courses:

CANCELED: INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial
Students

The following CHANGES have been made to Spring Semester Courses:

CANCELED: PSYF/FHSP 702S The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual
Direction
ADDED: WCHR/GCIM 717S North American Contributions to World
Christianity: A Survey - Prof. Jeyaraj
CHANGED: OLDT/WOTA 648S Psalms and Worship in Israel - time change from
Tuesday evening to afternoon

For other course and schedule information, please check the ANTS
website.

----------------------
UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
----------------------
The Sacred Journey: Leading a Congregation Through Lent
Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 includes lunch

How does your congregation observe the season of Lent?

In this workshop, led by Shelley Stackhouse, we will explore both
ancient and new traditions for walking the journey through Lent on
Sunday mornings. We will also discuss other possible observances in
worship, prayer and other disciplines that might happen throughout the
week.
Since the journey has a destination, if not an ending, we will also
focus on how to celebrate Palm Sunday and shape a rhythm of worship
through the other Holy Week services culminating in Easter.

See the website for a flyer and registration form.

------------------------
Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
------------------------
Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Meetinghouse

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.
This is a great way to reduce end of the semester stress!

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

Thursday, November 29, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 29, 2007

In this message:

- Holiday Art Sale Cancelled
- November 29 Evening Event with Rev. Mary Westfall - CANCELLED
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Holiday Party
- Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
- Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
- Judson Lecture Reminder - Tonight!
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Winter and Spring Course Changes
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
- Art & Spirituality discussion


------------------------
Holiday Art Sale Cancelled
------------------------
This year's art sale, scheduled for this week, was cancelled. We
apologize
for not getting this announcement out earlier. Thanks to all for
supporting
the arts at ANTS.

------------------------
November 29 Evening Event with Rev. Mary Westfall - CANCELLED
------------------------
We just received word that Rev. Mary Westfall will NOT be able to join
us
tomorrow evening, November 29 from 5-8 p.m. Her brother has passed
away and
she'll be leaving tomorrow for Ohio to be with family and for his
service.
Mary looks forward to being with us in January for her course and has
offered to meet with the ecology fellowship then. Stay tuned for
rescheduling information. Thank you for your understanding and for
holding
Mary and her family in your prayers. Please stop by and sign a
sympathy
card in the student lounge.

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
We have almost completed November and so far we have 50 promised
shoeboxes on the way. Our goal is 500 boxes. Remember this is a great
activity for your youth groups. Thank you to all who have contributed
thus far. As we head into December the Black Student Fellowship and the
Baptist Fellowship would like to remind you that shoeboxes can be
dropped off on Wednesdays at All School Chapel services and also anytime
during the week in Nancy Nienhuis' office. We would like to thank all of
the professors, staff, and students who are supporting us in our efforts
with this Ministry. We look forward to receiving your boxes and we hope
you will make this a part of your Thanksgiving rituals this year.

Peace and Blessings,

ANTS Baptist Fellowship
ANTS Black Student Fellowship

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing.

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302, through Dec. 13. I could also see you on Friday Dec. 7th,
and will be on campus a few times in January, depending on your needs.


Come see me once, or regularly, or join one of the writing groups that
will continue in the spring. Drop in if you like, but it's better to
email me for an appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email.


Hope to hear from you!

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

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 26-Nov. 30)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ian Holland
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Thursday: John Brock
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

Professor Mark Heim will be sharing the message at WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers every Wednesday of the academic year
@ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
------------------------
The Prison Ministries Fellowship will meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m.
Dec. 3rd to talk about the upcoming visitation program through
Partakers, and to have some more some mores.

We now have three of the requested four volunteers for our ANTS
visitation team, and need just ONE MORE so let Bill Gural know if you
might be interested. wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753
Mt. 25:43.

------------------------
Judson Lecture Reminder - Tonight!
------------------------
Judson Visiting Professor Johnson Wu to Deliver Annual Judson Lecture
November 29, 7 p.m., Peck Room

The Reverend Dr. Wu Chang Shing (Johnson Wu), the Judson Visiting
Professor for 2007-2008, will deliver the annual Judson Lecture on
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Peck Room. The title of the
lecture is "Conflicts Between Chinese Intellectual and Christian
Identities: An Analysis of Contributions Made by Lew Timothy Tingfang
(1891-1947) to Chinese Christianity."

As a Christian intellectual, Lew Timothy Tingfang (1891-1947) was an
exceptional and controversial figure, who took twofold perspectives to
deal with Christianity and contemporary Chinese social changes. Like
most of the Chinese intellectuals of his period, Lew could not escape,
but was to face the challenges of the evolutionary social changes. He
eventually adopted the Social Gospel approach that emphasized both the
spiritual and political aspects of the Christian faith. He also promoted
modernization in China through Christian education.

This lecture will survey and evaluate how Lew faced social changes, he
simultaneously developed a theological view toward these social changes,
and how he promoted both "spiritual nd social-political" aspects of
Christian faith.

Wu Chang Shing grew up in Taiwan. He joined the Faculty of Taiwan
Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001, where he is Professor of the
History of Christianity in China and Director of the Program in Academic
Activities and Publication Works. He also serves as the Chief Editor of
the TBTS Annual Bulletin, a journal of research on Christianity and
contemporary issues.

He is the author of Christian Education in China: A Case of Timothy
Tingfang Lew (2005).

------------------------
The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
flaws,
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
these
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access
soul.

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the
Lotus

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to Stevenadamlewis@gmail.com if you're
planning
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

------------------------
Justice and Peace Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
December 3rd 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 such as the upcoming
ANTS Peace Week in the
spring and actions yet to be fully envisioned.

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to be added to
the
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at
kwalker@ANTS.edu

------------------------
Winter and Spring Course Changes
------------------------

The following CHANGES have been made to Winter Courses:

CANCELED: INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial
Students

The following CHANGES have been made to Spring Semester Courses:

CANCELED: PSYF/FHSP 702S The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual
Direction
ADDED: WCHR/GCIM 717S North American Contributions to World
Christianity: A Survey - Prof. Jeyaraj
CHANGED: OLDT/WOTA 648S Psalms and Worship in Israel - time change from
Tuesday evening to afternoon

For other course and schedule information, please check the ANTS
website.

----------------------
UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
----------------------
The Sacred Journey: Leading a Congregation Through Lent
Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 includes lunch

How does your congregation observe the season of Lent?

In this workshop, led by Shelley Stackhouse, we will explore both
ancient and new traditions for walking the journey through Lent on
Sunday mornings. We will also discuss other possible observances in
worship, prayer and other disciplines that might happen throughout the
week.
Since the journey has a destination, if not an ending, we will also
focus on how to celebrate Palm Sunday and shape a rhythm of worship
through the other Holy Week services culminating in Easter.

See the website for a flyer and registration form.

------------------------
Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
------------------------
Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Meetinghouse
Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Meetinghouse

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.
This is a great way to reduce end of the semester stress!

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

------------------------
Art & Spirituality discussion
------------------------
Faith, Joy, and...Karen?!??
ANTS Artists Talk about Spirituality in Their Artwork

This Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:15 p.m.
Small (downstairs) Chapel

Come on down & hear about connections between the visual and the
beyond-visual; the temporal and that which is beyond time.

Short presentations followed by lively discussion, and if you're
inspired further, you can go to Art Night afterwards (7-10 p.m.)!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, November 28, 2007

In this message:

- Holiday Art Sale Cancelled
- November 29 Evening Event with Rev. Mary Westfall - CANCELLED
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- UUCANS Events
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
- Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
- Judson Lecture Reminder - Tomorrow Night!
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Winter and Spring Course Changes
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
- Art & Spirituality discussion


------------------------
Holiday Art Sale Cancelled
------------------------
This year's art sale, scheduled for this week, was cancelled. We
apologize
for not getting this announcement out earlier. Thanks to all for
supporting
the arts at ANTS.

------------------------
November 29 Evening Event with Rev. Mary Westfall - CANCELLED
------------------------
We just received word that Rev. Mary Westfall will NOT be able to join
us
tomorrow evening, November 29 from 5-8 p.m. Her brother has passed
away and
she'll be leaving tomorrow for Ohio to be with family and for his
service.
Mary looks forward to being with us in January for her course and has
offered to meet with the ecology fellowship then. Stay tuned for
rescheduling information. Thank you for your understanding and for
holding
Mary and her family in your prayers. Please stop by and sign a
sympathy
card in the student lounge.

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
We have almost completed November and so far we have 50 promised
shoeboxes on the way. Our goal is 500 boxes. Remember this is a great
activity for your youth groups. Thank you to all who have contributed
thus far. As we head into December the Black Student Fellowship and the
Baptist Fellowship would like to remind you that shoeboxes can be
dropped off on Wednesdays at All School Chapel services and also anytime
during the week in Nancy Nienhuis' office. We would like to thank all of
the professors, staff, and students who are supporting us in our efforts
with this Ministry. We look forward to receiving your boxes and we hope
you will make this a part of your Thanksgiving rituals this year.

Peace and Blessings,

ANTS Baptist Fellowship
ANTS Black Student Fellowship

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
- UU Worship Thursday November 29th 1:00-2:00 PM Wilson Chapel Michael
Hall Preaching:

The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Michael Hall will lead our
worship service this coming Thursday, November 29: That's Heresy! It
has almost become a badge of honor in our time, and in our
comfortable pluralistic society, to be labeled a heretic. Today the
term has devolved into meaning something roughly equivalent to
"liberal minded". Or is it used as a label in our mental museum of
crazy religious ideas? Michael will explore why heresies and heretics
are as central to our denomination's present as they were to its past.
Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your
spirit and refresh your mind! Here is our remaining schedule for the
fall semester.

- Next Pot Luck Forum is Monday 12/10 at 5:00 PM with Nick Carter in
the Peck Room.
Please bring food to share. All are welcome.

Any questions contact Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com
203-435-6110

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
------------------------
Please consider joining us as we work to ready the campus for the
Holiday
Season!

Where: Meeting on the Quad
Date: November 29th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Refreshments: Hot Cocoa in Dean Nienhuis' office immediately
following.

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 26-Nov. 30)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ian Holland
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Thursday: John Brock
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

Professor Mark Heim will be sharing the message at WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers every Wednesday of the academic year
@ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
------------------------
The Prison Ministries Fellowship will meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m.
Dec. 3rd to talk about the upcoming visitation program through
Partakers, and to have some more some mores.

We now have three of the requested four volunteers for our ANTS
visitation team, and need just ONE MORE so let Bill Gural know if you
might be interested. wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753
Mt. 25:43.

------------------------
Judson Lecture Reminder - Tomorrow Night!
------------------------
Judson Visiting Professor Johnson Wu to Deliver Annual Judson Lecture
November 29, 7 p.m., Peck Room

The Reverend Dr. Wu Chang Shing (Johnson Wu), the Judson Visiting
Professor for 2007-2008, will deliver the annual Judson Lecture on
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Peck Room. The title of the
lecture is "Conflicts Between Chinese Intellectual and Christian
Identities: An Analysis of Contributions Made by Lew Timothy Tingfang
(1891-1947) to Chinese Christianity."

As a Christian intellectual, Lew Timothy Tingfang (1891-1947) was an
exceptional and controversial figure, who took twofold perspectives to
deal with Christianity and contemporary Chinese social changes. Like
most of the Chinese intellectuals of his period, Lew could not escape,
but was to face the challenges of the evolutionary social changes. He
eventually adopted the Social Gospel approach that emphasized both the
spiritual and political aspects of the Christian faith. He also promoted
modernization in China through Christian education.

This lecture will survey and evaluate how Lew faced social changes, he
simultaneously developed a theological view toward these social changes,
and how he promoted both "spiritual nd social-political" aspects of
Christian faith.

Wu Chang Shing grew up in Taiwan. He joined the Faculty of Taiwan
Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001, where he is Professor of the
History of Christianity in China and Director of the Program in Academic
Activities and Publication Works. He also serves as the Chief Editor of
the TBTS Annual Bulletin, a journal of research on Christianity and
contemporary issues.

He is the author of Christian Education in China: A Case of Timothy
Tingfang Lew (2005).

------------------------
The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
flaws,
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
these
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access
soul.

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the
Lotus

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to Stevenadamlewis@gmail.com if you're
planning
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

------------------------
Justice and Peace Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
December 3rd 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 such as the upcoming
ANTS Peace Week in the
spring and actions yet to be fully envisioned.

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to be added to
the
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at
kwalker@ANTS.edu

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?
------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?

The first information session for students that will be entering into
Field Education in Fall of 2008 is Thursday, November 29. It will be
held in the Peck Room from 1:00-2:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
Winter and Spring Course Changes
------------------------

The following CHANGES have been made to Winter Courses:

CANCELED: INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial
Students

The following CHANGES have been made to Spring Semester Courses:

CANCELED: PSYF/FHSP 702S The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual
Direction
ADDED: WCHR/GCIM 717S North American Contributions to World
Christianity: A Survey - Prof. Jeyaraj
CHANGED: OLDT/WOTA 648S Psalms and Worship in Israel - time change from
Tuesday evening to afternoon

For other course and schedule information, please check the ANTS
website.

----------------------
UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
----------------------
The Sacred Journey: Leading a Congregation Through Lent
Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 includes lunch

How does your congregation observe the season of Lent?

In this workshop, led by Shelley Stackhouse, we will explore both
ancient and new traditions for walking the journey through Lent on
Sunday mornings. We will also discuss other possible observances in
worship, prayer and other disciplines that might happen throughout the
week.
Since the journey has a destination, if not an ending, we will also
focus on how to celebrate Palm Sunday and shape a rhythm of worship
through the other Holy Week services culminating in Easter.

See the website for a flyer and registration form.

------------------------
Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
------------------------
Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Meetinghouse
Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Meetinghouse

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.
This is a great way to reduce end of the semester stress!

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

------------------------
Art & Spirituality discussion
------------------------
Faith, Joy, and...Karen?!??
ANTS Artists Talk about Spirituality in Their Artwork

This Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:15 p.m.
Small (downstairs) Chapel

Come on down & hear about connections between the visual and the
beyond-visual; the temporal and that which is beyond time.

Short presentations followed by lively discussion, and if you're
inspired further, you can go to Art Night afterwards (7-10 p.m.)!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In this message:

- Volunteer Opportunity for the Massachusetts Conference for Women
- Winter 2008 Course Closed
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- UUCANS Events
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
- Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
- AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Winter and Spring Course Changes
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
- Art & Spirituality discussion


------------------------
Volunteer Opportunity for the Massachusetts Conference for Women
------------------------
The third annual Massachusetts Conference for Women will be held on
Tuesday,
December 11, 2007, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Our
volunteers have been an invaluable resource in past years, and it is
time
again to ask you to be a part of our successful conference.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact April Wade,
Outreach Coordinator, by email if at
awade@conferenceforwomen.org or by fax 617-209-1080 no later than
November
30, 2007. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact
me by phone at 866-251-3537.

------------------------
Winter 2008 Course Closed
------------------------
CMED 702/802W [CMED/NEWT] Teaching the Bible: Its Art and Craft is
closed.

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
We have almost completed November and so far we have 50 promised
shoeboxes on the way. Our goal is 500 boxes. Remember this is a great
activity for your youth groups. Thank you to all who have contributed
thus far. As we head into December the Black Student Fellowship and the
Baptist Fellowship would like to remind you that shoeboxes can be
dropped off on Wednesdays at All School Chapel services and also anytime
during the week in Nancy Nienhuis' office. We would like to thank all of
the professors, staff, and students who are supporting us in our efforts
with this Ministry. We look forward to receiving your boxes and we hope
you will make this a part of your Thanksgiving rituals this year.

Peace and Blessings,

ANTS Baptist Fellowship
ANTS Black Student Fellowship

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
- Next lunch gathering is Wednesday 11/28 in Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00
PM.

- UU Worship Thursday November 29th 1:00-2:00 PM Wilson Chapel Michael
Hall Preaching:

The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Michael Hall will lead our
worship service this coming Thursday, November 29: That's Heresy! It
has almost become a badge of honor in our time, and in our
comfortable pluralistic society, to be labeled a heretic. Today the
term has devolved into meaning something roughly equivalent to
"liberal minded". Or is it used as a label in our mental museum of
crazy religious ideas? Michael will explore why heresies and heretics
are as central to our denomination's present as they were to its past.
Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your
spirit and refresh your mind! Here is our remaining schedule for the
fall semester.

- Next Pot Luck Forum is Monday 12/10 at 5:00 PM with Nick Carter in
the Peck Room.
Please bring food to share. All are welcome.

Any questions contact Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com
203-435-6110

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
------------------------
Please consider joining us as we work to ready the campus for the
Holiday
Season!

Where: Meeting on the Quad
Date: November 29th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Refreshments: Hot Cocoa in Dean Nienhuis' office immediately
following.

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 26-Nov. 30)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ian Holland
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Thursday: John Brock
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

Professor Mark Heim will be sharing the message at WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers every Wednesday of the academic year
@ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
------------------------
The Prison Ministries Fellowship will meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m.
Dec. 3rd to talk about the upcoming visitation program through
Partakers, and to have some more some mores.

We now have three of the requested four volunteers for our ANTS
visitation team, and need just ONE MORE so let Bill Gural know if you
might be interested. wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753
Mt. 25:43.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
------------------------
AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
Still deciding which Winterim course to take? Come meet Reverend Mary
Westfall this Thursday evening and learn more about her January Course,
The
Color of Hope is Green: Eco-Theology For Our Times. Rev. Westfall is
Pastor
of Durham Community Church in NH and editor of The Greening of Faith.

Rev. Westfall is visiting our campus at the request of the Emerging
Ecology
Fellowship and will be available for informal discussion during dinner
and
for a few hours into the evening. Come join us and learn more about
Mary's
green ministry and the class she'll be offering this January.

Thursday, November 29
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge in Upper Noyes
For more information visit, http://www.ecologyfellowship.org


------------------------
The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
flaws,
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
these
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access
soul.

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the
Lotus

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to Stevenadamlewis@gmail.com if you're
planning
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

------------------------
Justice and Peace Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
December 3rd 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 such as the upcoming
ANTS Peace Week in the
spring and actions yet to be fully envisioned.

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to be added to
the
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at
kwalker@ANTS.edu

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?
------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?

The first information session for students that will be entering into
Field Education in Fall of 2008 is Thursday, November 29. It will be
held in the Peck Room from 1:00-2:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
Winter and Spring Course Changes
------------------------

The following CHANGES have been made to Winter Courses:

CANCELED: INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial
Students

The following CHANGES have been made to Spring Semester Courses:

CANCELED: PSYF/FHSP 702S The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual
Direction
ADDED: WCHR/GCIM 717S North American Contributions to World
Christianity: A Survey - Prof. Jeyaraj
CHANGED: OLDT/WOTA 648S Psalms and Worship in Israel - time change from
Tuesday evening to afternoon

For other course and schedule information, please check the ANTS
website.

----------------------
UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
----------------------
The Sacred Journey: Leading a Congregation Through Lent
Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 includes lunch

How does your congregation observe the season of Lent?

In this workshop, led by Shelley Stackhouse, we will explore both
ancient and new traditions for walking the journey through Lent on
Sunday mornings. We will also discuss other possible observances in
worship, prayer and other disciplines that might happen throughout the
week.
Since the journey has a destination, if not an ending, we will also
focus on how to celebrate Palm Sunday and shape a rhythm of worship
through the other Holy Week services culminating in Easter.

See the website for a flyer and registration form.

------------------------
Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
------------------------
Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Meetinghouse
Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Meetinghouse

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.
This is a great way to reduce end of the semester stress!

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

------------------------
Art & Spirituality discussion
------------------------
Faith, Joy, and...Karen?!??
ANTS Artists Talk about Spirituality in Their Artwork

This Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:15 p.m.
Small (downstairs) Chapel

Come on down & hear about connections between the visual and the
beyond-visual; the temporal and that which is beyond time.

Short presentations followed by lively discussion, and if you're
inspired further, you can go to Art Night afterwards (7-10 p.m.)!

Monday, November 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, November 26, 2007

In this message:

- Update and Prayer Request for Dusty and Nicole Keeton-Williams
- Episcopal Student Fellowship
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- UUCANS Events
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
- Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
- AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Jewish and Christian
Holiday Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Winter and Spring Course Changes
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
- Art & Spirituality discussion


------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
Please send your prayers along to Dusty, Nicole Keeton-Williams and
their
newborn baby Symphanie. Symphanie was born about a week and a half ago
but
she's been in the NICU at Brigham and Women's with some health issues.
The
prognosis is good though and she promises to be home very soon.

Also, an update:
I was just writing to give everyone an update on how things are going
with the baby. As of Nov. 16, my wife was overdue to the extent that
they scheduled her induction for then. Our baby was born on Nov. 17 --
so we are parents now! We named our daughter Symphanie Eirena.

In any case, I do have a bit of sad news. On Sunday, we noticed that
Symphanie was spitting up green stuff. She did this about 5 times in a
row and then began to turn blue. So, we had her carted down to the
nursery and they had to give her oxygen. They then admitted her to the
newborn ICU, where she has been ever since. :-(

They've been doing tests all week to find out what is wrong with her
and why she keeps having these blue spells. During her catscan, they
noticed that she had some blood at the base of her brain. However, they
think that is from the birthing process and that it will go away on its
own. Her cardiogram came back normal, so that's good. Apparently,
since she was so overdue, she ended up having several bowel movements
before birth and as a result ended up breathing in her own waste for a
couple of weeks. Apparently this gave her the infection which caused
the green spit up. She is on antibiotics for this, and it should clear
up. However, that doesn't have any relation to the blue spells,
apparently. They just did a pneumagram and tomorrow they are testing
for genetic disorders. I will keep everyone updated on her health.

Anyways, Nicole and I have spent the past week basically not sleeping.
They want us to pump for milk every 3 hrs. Then, since the baby is in
the ICU, we have to take the milk down to her and try to feed her.
Obviously, we want to spend as much time with her as we can.
Unfortunately, this has equated in sleeping for 1 hr intervals. We will
actually get more rest when the baby is allowed to come home, for then
we will be able to sleep the entire time she is sleeping. So, at this
point, I'm hopeful that everyone will give me a little bit of grace as I
attempt to finish up this semester.

Please keep all of us in your prayers.
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!
~Dusty

------------------------
Episcopal Student Fellowship
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will be having a service of Holy
Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on Tuesday, November 27th at 1pm in
Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Michael Hodges of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church in Dedham will be the preacher and celebrant. All are invited.


------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
We have almost completed November and so far we have 50 promised
shoeboxes on the way. Our goal is 500 boxes. Remember this is a great
activity for your youth groups. Thank you to all who have contributed
thus far. As we head into December the Black Student Fellowship and the
Baptist Fellowship would like to remind you that shoeboxes can be
dropped off on Wednesdays at All School Chapel services and also anytime
during the week in Nancy Nienhuis' office. We would like to thank all of
the professors, staff, and students who are supporting us in our efforts
with this Ministry. We look forward to receiving your boxes and we hope
you will make this a part of your Thanksgiving rituals this year.

Peace and Blessings,

ANTS Baptist Fellowship
ANTS Black Student Fellowship

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
- UUCANS Business Meeting Tuesday November 27th Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00
PM.

- Next lunch gathering is Wednesday 11/28 in Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00
PM.

- UU Worship Thursday November 29th 1:00-2:00 PM Wilson Chapel Michael
Hall Preaching:

The ANTS UU student worship services are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Michael Hall will lead our
worship service this coming Thursday, November 29: That's Heresy! It
has almost become a badge of honor in our time, and in our
comfortable pluralistic society, to be labeled a heretic. Today the
term has devolved into meaning something roughly equivalent to
"liberal minded". Or is it used as a label in our mental museum of
crazy religious ideas? Michael will explore why heresies and heretics
are as central to our denomination's present as they were to its past.
Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your
spirit and refresh your mind! Here is our remaining schedule for the
fall semester.

- Next Pot Luck Forum is Monday 12/10 at 5:00 PM with Nick Carter in
the Peck Room.
Please bring food to share. All are welcome.

Any questions contact Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com
203-435-6110

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
------------------------
Please consider joining us as we work to ready the campus for the
Holiday
Season!

Where: Meeting on the Quad
Date: November 29th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Refreshments: Hot Cocoa in Dean Nienhuis' office immediately
following.

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 26 - Nov. 30)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 26-Nov. 30)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ian Holland
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Thursday: John Brock
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

Professor Mark Heim will be sharing the message at WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers every Wednesday of the academic year
@ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Prison Ministries Fellowship meeting Dec. 3rd
------------------------
The Prison Ministries Fellowship will meet in the Peck Room at 7 p.m.
Dec. 3rd to talk about the upcoming visitation program through
Partakers, and to have some more some mores.

We now have three of the requested four volunteers for our ANTS
visitation team, and need just ONE MORE so let Bill Gural know if you
might be interested. wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753
Mt. 25:43.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
------------------------
AN EVENING WITH REV. MARY WESTFALL - NOV 29
Still deciding which Winterim course to take? Come meet Reverend Mary
Westfall this Thursday evening and learn more about her January Course,
The
Color of Hope is Green: Eco-Theology For Our Times. Rev. Westfall is
Pastor
of Durham Community Church in NH and editor of The Greening of Faith.

Rev. Westfall is visiting our campus at the request of the Emerging
Ecology
Fellowship and will be available for informal discussion during dinner
and
for a few hours into the evening. Come join us and learn more about
Mary's
green ministry and the class she'll be offering this January.

Thursday, November 29
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge in Upper Noyes
For more information visit, http://www.ecologyfellowship.org


------------------------
The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
flaws,
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
these
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access
soul.

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the
Lotus

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to Stevenadamlewis@gmail.com if you're
planning
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

------------------------
Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Jewish and Christian Holiday
Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
------------------------
To all students, faculty and staff of Andover Newton.

This event has been extraordinarily popular over the past few years and
we
hope that all can participate as all are welcome.

Please consider joining members of Journeys On The Hill in the Wilson
Chapel
on Thursday, December 6th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for our annual
celebration
of Darkness and Light.

We will be explaining, discovering and celebrating the various
symbols,
songs and scriptures of both Christian and Jewish traditions.

Food will be offered.

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?
------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?

The first information session for students that will be entering into
Field Education in Fall of 2008 is Thursday, November 29. It will be
held in the Peck Room from 1:00-2:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
Winter and Spring Course Changes
------------------------

The following CHANGES have been made to Winter Courses:

CANCELED: INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial
Students

The following CHANGES have been made to Spring Semester Courses:

CANCELED: PSYF/FHSP 702S The Spirit Among Us: Group Spiritual
Direction
ADDED: WCHR/GCIM 717S North American Contributions to World
Christianity: A Survey - Prof. Jeyaraj
CHANGED: OLDT/WOTA 648S Psalms and Worship in Israel - time change from
Tuesday evening to afternoon

For other course and schedule information, please check the ANTS
website.

----------------------
UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
----------------------
The Sacred Journey: Leading a Congregation Through Lent
Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 includes lunch

How does your congregation observe the season of Lent?

In this workshop, led by Shelley Stackhouse, we will explore both
ancient and new traditions for walking the journey through Lent on
Sunday mornings. We will also discuss other possible observances in
worship, prayer and other disciplines that might happen throughout the
week.
Since the journey has a destination, if not an ending, we will also
focus on how to celebrate Palm Sunday and shape a rhythm of worship
through the other Holy Week services culminating in Easter.

See the website for a flyer and registration form.

------------------------
Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
------------------------
Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Meetinghouse
Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Meetinghouse

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.
This is a great way to reduce end of the semester stress!

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

------------------------
Art & Spirituality discussion
------------------------
Faith, Joy, and...Karen?!??
ANTS Artists Talk about Spirituality in Their Artwork

This Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:15 p.m.
Small (downstairs) Chapel

Come on down & hear about connections between the visual and the
beyond-visual; the temporal and that which is beyond time.

Short presentations followed by lively discussion, and if you're
inspired further, you can go to Art Night afterwards (7-10 p.m.)!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 20, 2007

In this message:

- No E-news until 11/26/07
- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- Calob's Iraq Update
- UUCANS Events
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 19 - Nov. 23)
- Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
- Thank you for Community Day Trees
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Jewish and Christian
Holiday Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
- Andover Newton Campus Crime Report
- Winter 2008 course cancel
- Parking Ban notice
- Library Schedule for Fall Break Week
- Bookstore hours during fall break


------------------------
No E-news until 11/26/07
------------------------
Please note, there will be no new E-news until Nov. 26th.

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
Calob's Iraq Update
------------------------
Calob Rundell sends greetings from Iraq where he is stationed. He
writes that the mission there is going well, and things in his area seem
to be improving. His base now has hot showers (they were depending on
things like baby wipes!) so he's appreciative of that. They don't yet
have internet access but expect it within a week or so. He welcomes
correspondence and wishes everyone a "joyous Thanksgiving."

If you would like to write Calob you can do so at:

Calob Rundell
calob.rundell@us.army.mil

www.calobrundell.com


SPC Rundell, Calob L
972 MP Co
FOB Freedom
APO AE 09348

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
UUCANS Business Meeting Tuesday November 27th Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00
PM.

Next lunch gathering is Wednesday 11/28 in Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00 PM.

UU Worship Thursday November 29th 1:00-2:00 PM Wilson Chapel Michael
Hall Preaching

Next Pot Luck Forum is Monday 12/10 at 5:00 PM with Nick Carter in the
Peck Room.
Please bring food to share. All are welcome.

Any questions contact Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com
203-435-6110

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
------------------------
Please consider joining us as we work to ready the campus for the
Holiday
Season!

Where: Meeting on the Quad
Date: November 29th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Refreshments: Hot Cocoa in Dean Nienhuis' office immediately
following.

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
------------------------
There will be no Morning Prayer the week of November 19-23.
Safe travels to you all, friends.

Ned

------------------------
You are invited to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
6 PM Thanksgiving Day
Upper Noyes Hall

Appetizers and games
begin at 4 P M

Please let us know you're coming so we have an idea of numbers. Share
your traditional favorite for this festive meal. If you like to cook and
are on a limited budget, local produce from The Food Project will be
available for the meal. If you are unable to contribute, come anyway.
Your presence and enthusiasm will be most welcome.

Call or email Judy Brandon
jkbrn71@yahoo.com
or
JBrandon@ants.edu
617-964-1525

------------------------
Thank you for Community Day Trees
------------------------
Dear Community Members, I recently received the following letter:

"On my way to Trinity Parish in Newton Centre, I noticed a large group
of newly planted trees and I was curious, reading the label, that this
was the project of Andover Newton. I would like to congratulate you and
your remarkable students for such a wonderful way to contribute to make
our garden city more beautiful. In an age where we hear only terrible
news it is most assuring that some young people engage in such a
positive way. I was very happy, walking along the way and counting one
tree after another. Thank you and your students so very much.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Waltrud Lampe, a citizen of Newton since 1954."

I thought I would share this note of thanksgiving during this
Thanksgiving week. Have a good week, and do take time to enjoy family
and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
flaws,
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
these
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access
soul.

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the
Lotus

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to Stevenadamlewis@gmail.com if you're
planning
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

------------------------
Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Jewish and Christian Holiday
Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
------------------------
To all students, faculty and staff of Andover Newton.

This event has been extraordinarily popular over the past few years and
we
hope that all can participate as all are welcome.

Please consider joining members of Journeys On The Hill in the Wilson
Chapel
on Thursday, December 6th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for our annual
celebration
of Darkness and Light.

We will be explaining, discovering and celebrating the various
symbols,
songs and scriptures of both Christian and Jewish traditions.

Food will be offered.

------------------------
Andover Newton Campus Crime Report
------------------------
Andover Newton is required by the 1990 Cleary Act to provide all
enrolled students and current employees with its annual campus security
report. The report contains crime data for the Andover Newton campus
and the streets surrounding the school (Langley Road, Cypress Street,
Jackson Street, Braeland Avenue and Chase Street). In 2004 there were
two robberies and one motor vehicle theft. In 2005 there were two
disciplinary actions for drug law violations. In 2006 there was nothing
to report. The full report can be found on the Andover Newton website:
http://www.ants.edu/community/crime_report.htm.

Paper copies are
available from the Housing Office, Worcester 101, 617-964-1100 ext. 261
or by emailing Amelia O'Dowd at AODowd@ants.edu.

------------------------
Winter 2008 course cancel
------------------------
INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial Students had
been cancel.

----------------------
Parking Ban notice
----------------------
A winter parking ban prohibiting parking on the Quadrangle and the
front of Fuller Hall is in affect from November 15 through April 15
between the hours of 11:00 pm - 7:00 am. We appreciate your cooperation
in this matter, as it will help insure quick and easy snow removal when
the need arises.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Library Schedule for Fall Break Week
------------------------
Saturday, November 17 10 a.m.-12 noon; 12:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 6-10 p.m.
Monday, November 19 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday
November 22-23 Thanksgiving break, closed
Saturday, November 24 10 a.m.-12 noon; 12:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 25 6-10 p.m.

------------------------
Bookstore hours during fall break
------------------------
Monday, November 19 CLOSED
Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21 9 am - 2 pm
Thursday & Friday/THANKSGIVING CLOSED

Books for winterim courses are being ordered to arrive by early
December.

Monday, November 19, 2007

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

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- Calob's Iraq Update
- UUCANS Events
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 19 - Nov. 23)
- Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
- Thank you for Community Day Trees
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Judean and Christian
Holiday Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
- Thanks for prayers
- Winter 2008 course cancel
- Parking Ban notice
- Library Schedule for Fall Break Week
- Bookstore hours during fall break

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
Calob's Iraq Update
------------------------
Calob Rundell sends greetings from Iraq where he is stationed. He
writes that the mission there is going well, and things in his area seem
to be improving. His base now has hot showers (they were depending on
things like baby wipes!) so he's appreciative of that. They don't yet
have internet access but expect it within a week or so. He welcomes
correspondence and wishes everyone a "joyous Thanksgiving."

If you would like to write Calob you can do so at:

Calob Rundell
calob.rundell@us.army.mil

www.calobrundell.com


SPC Rundell, Calob L
972 MP Co
FOB Freedom
APO AE 09348

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
UUCANS Business Meeting Tuesday November 27th Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00
PM.

Next lunch gathering is Wednesday 11/28 in Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00 PM.

UU Worship Thursday November 29th 1:00-2:00 PM Wilson Chapel Michael
Hall Preaching

Next Pot Luck Forum is Monday 12/10 at 5:00 PM with Nick Carter in the
Peck Room.
Please bring food to share. All are welcome.

Any questions contact Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com
203-435-6110

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
------------------------
Please consider joining us as we work to ready the campus for the
Holiday
Season!

Where: Meeting on the Quad
Date: November 29th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Refreshments: Hot Cocoa in Dean Nienhuis' office immediately
following.

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
------------------------
There will be no Morning Prayer the week of November 19-23.
Safe travels to you all, friends.

Ned

------------------------
You are invited to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
6 PM Thanksgiving Day
Upper Noyes Hall

Appetizers and games
begin at 4 P M

Please let us know you're coming so we have an idea of numbers. Share
your traditional favorite for this festive meal. If you like to cook and
are on a limited budget, local produce from The Food Project will be
available for the meal. If you are unable to contribute, come anyway.
Your presence and enthusiasm will be most welcome.

Call or email Judy Brandon
jkbrn71@yahoo.com
or
JBrandon@ants.edu
617-964-1525

------------------------
Thank you for Community Day Trees
------------------------
Dear Community Members, I recently received the following letter:

"On my way to Trinity Parish in Newton Centre, I noticed a large group
of newly planted trees and I was curious, reading the label, that this
was the project of Andover Newton. I would like to congratulate you and
your remarkable students for such a wonderful way to contribute to make
our garden city more beautiful. In an age where we hear only terrible
news it is most assuring that some young people engage in such a
positive way. I was very happy, walking along the way and counting one
tree after another. Thank you and your students so very much.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Waltrud Lampe, a citizen of Newton since 1954."

I thought I would share this note of thanksgiving during this
Thanksgiving week. Have a good week, and do take time to enjoy family
and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
flaws,
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
these
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access
soul.

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the
Lotus

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to Stevenadamlewis@gmail.com if you're
planning
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

------------------------
Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Judean and Christian Holiday
Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
------------------------
To all students, faculty and staff of Andover Newton.

This event has been extraordinarily popular over the past few years and
we
hope that all can participate as all are welcome.

Please consider joining members of Journeys On The Hill in the Wilson
Chapel
on Thursday, December 6th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for our annual
celebration
of Darkness and Light.

We will be explaining, discovering and celebrating the various
symbols,
songs and scriptures of both Christian and Jewish traditions.

Food will be offered.

------------------------
Thanks for prayers
------------------------
Thank you everyone who prayed for my wife and baby. The baby has
turned and is head down and ready to be delivered in a few weeks. Just
in time for finals!

peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Winter 2008 course cancel
------------------------
INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial Students had
been cancel.

----------------------
Parking Ban notice
----------------------
A winter parking ban prohibiting parking on the Quadrangle and the
front of Fuller Hall is in affect from November 15 through April 15
between the hours of 11:00 pm - 7:00 am. We appreciate your cooperation
in this matter, as it will help insure quick and easy snow removal when
the need arises.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Library Schedule for Fall Break Week
------------------------
Saturday, November 17 10 a.m.-12 noon; 12:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 6-10 p.m.
Monday, November 19 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday
November 22-23 Thanksgiving break, closed
Saturday, November 24 10 a.m.-12 noon; 12:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 25 6-10 p.m.

------------------------
Bookstore hours during fall break
------------------------
Monday, November 19 CLOSED
Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21 9 am - 2 pm
Thursday & Friday/THANKSGIVING CLOSED

Books for winterim courses are being ordered to arrive by early
December.

Friday, November 16, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 16, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- Prayers for Dusty and Nicole Keeton-Williams
- UUCANS Events
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 19 - Nov. 23)
- Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
- Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Judean and Christian
Holiday Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
- Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
- Winter 2008 course cancel
- Parking Ban notice
- Library Schedule for Fall Break Week
- Bookstore hours during fall break

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
Prayers for Dusty and Nicole Keeton-Williams
------------------------
I just wanted to give you an update on Nicole and the whole baby
situation. Nicole is scheduled for an induction first thing tomorrow
morning (i.e. 5.30 AM). They want to get started early because the
entire birthing process will likely take most of the day. Nicole and I
will be staying over in the hospital Friday night.

We would like people to pray that it goes well. We'll be there most of
the day so there would be plenty of time for prayers. We are especially
hoping that it will _not_ be a C-section, so that could be a very
specific prayer request. But also for Nicole's safety and wellbeing as
well as Symphanie's...

------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
UUCANS Business Meeting Tuesday November 27th Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00
PM.

Next lunch gathering is Wednesday 11/28 in Upper Noyes 12:00-1:00 PM.

UU Worship Thursday November 29th 1:00-2:00 PM Wilson Chapel Michael
Hall Preaching

Next Pot Luck Forum is Monday 12/10 at 5:00 PM with Nick Carter in the
Peck Room.
Please bring food to share. All are welcome.

Any questions contact Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com
203-435-6110

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
------------------------
Please consider joining us as we work to ready the campus for the
Holiday
Season!

Where: Meeting on the Quad
Date: November 29th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Refreshments: Hot Cocoa in Dean Nienhuis' office immediately
following.

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
------------------------
There will be no Morning Prayer the week of November 19-23.
Safe travels to you all, friends.

Ned

------------------------
You are invited to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
6 PM Thanksgiving Day
Upper Noyes Hall

Appetizers and games
begin at 4 P M

Please let us know you're coming so we have an idea of numbers. Share
your traditional favorite for this festive meal. If you like to cook and
are on a limited budget, local produce from The Food Project will be
available for the meal. If you are unable to contribute, come anyway.
Your presence and enthusiasm will be most welcome.

Call or email Judy Brandon
jkbrn71@yahoo.com
or
JBrandon@ants.edu
617-964-1525

------------------------
Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
------------------------
Calling all quilters and those who want to learn....

We have pillow forms and fabric, hoping to make use of your creativity
for some finishing touches.
Let's plan a quilting workshop. Let me know of your interest and
availability.
I am an intermediate-advanced level quilter willing to teach.
Possible dates and times include:
Monday evenings between now and the end of the semester.
Monday or Tuesday during Thanksgiving Break
A day (or two) during winter break.....let me know what's best
and we'll arrange and publish the day and time.

PS. If you have a sewing machine you are willing to bring or lend to
the process it would be much appreciated.

Contact Judy Brandon at:
jbrandon@ants.edu
or
jkbrn71@yahoo.com

------------------------
The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
flaws,
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
these
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access
soul.

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the
Lotus

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to Stevenadamlewis@gmail.com if you're
planning
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

------------------------
Darkness and Light - A Celebration of the Judean and Christian Holiday
Seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah
------------------------
To all students, faculty and staff of Andover Newton.

This event has been extraordinarily popular over the past few years and
we
hope that all can participate as all are welcome.

Please consider joining members of Journeys On The Hill in the Wilson
Chapel
on Thursday, December 6th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for our annual
celebration
of Darkness and Light.

We will be explaining, discovering and celebrating the various
symbols,
songs and scriptures of both Christian and Jewish traditions.

Food will be offered.

------------------------
Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
------------------------
Come to an Evening of Dessert, Conversation and Support

Share Stories and Experiences among New Friends
Get Support from Other LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC
Share Ideas about How Our Churches Can Welcome and Affirm Everyone

When:
Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street
Belchertown, MA 01007-0603
(413) 323-7442
Directions and map available on the church website
http://www.belchertownucc.org


Who:
This is a gathering for the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Same-gender-loving, Inter-sex, Queer, and Questioning
Community!
(Friends and allies will have an opportunity to meet at another time!)

RSVP to Kathie Carpenter at kacarp@comcast.net
no later than Tuesday, November 27 so we can plan food.

Sponsored by the Open and Affirming (ONA) Task Force,
Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

------------------------
Winter 2008 course cancel
------------------------
INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial Students had
been cancel.

----------------------
Parking Ban notice
----------------------
A winter parking ban prohibiting parking on the Quadrangle and the
front of Fuller Hall is in affect from November 15 through April 15
between the hours of 11:00 pm - 7:00 am. We appreciate your cooperation
in this matter, as it will help insure quick and easy snow removal when
the need arises.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Library Schedule for Fall Break Week
------------------------
Saturday, November 17 10 a.m.-12 noon; 12:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 6-10 p.m.
Monday, November 19 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday
November 22-23 Thanksgiving break, closed
Saturday, November 24 10 a.m.-12 noon; 12:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 25 6-10 p.m.

------------------------
Bookstore hours during fall break
------------------------
Monday, November 19 CLOSED
Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21 9 am - 2 pm
Thursday & Friday/THANKSGIVING CLOSED

Books for winterim courses are being ordered to arrive by early
December.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 15, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- New Winter Course
- Reconciliation Work
- Holiday Party
- Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
- Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
- Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
- Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
- The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
- New Vending Machines in Upper Noyes
- Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
- Winter 2008 course cancel
- Parking Ban notice
- Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green
- Ordination Service for Jason Alspaugh

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
New Winter Course
------------------------
HIST 770W-Topics in Mysticism-A Video Conference Course-ANTS/BTS/CRCDS
An examination of the writings of selected mystics in the Christian
tradition. The theological and pastoral implications of the mystical
tradition will be examined. This course fulfills the HIST upper-level
requirement.
January 3-15; 1-5 pm. Prof. Glen Miller, Academic Dean BTS

------------------------
Reconciliation Work
------------------------
This Friday ANTS is hosting a Boston Theological Institute conference
Making a Place at the Table:
Facilitating Re-entry of Sex Offenders through Circles of Support and
Accountability.

One of the presenters and organizers, Rev. Mark Hemenway of New England
Prison Ministries, is looking for students to role play a few scenarios.

Friday, November 16, 2007 (8:30am-4pm) at the Wilson Chapel.

To register go to www.bostontheological.org.

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Annual Andover Newton Hanging of the Greens Decorating Dalliance
------------------------
Please consider joining us as we work to ready the campus for the
Holiday
Season!

Where: Meeting on the Quad
Date: November 29th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Refreshments: Hot Cocoa in Dean Nienhuis' office immediately
following.

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: PLEASE NOTE: there will be no morning prayer today due to the

holiday
Tuesday: Martha Bayes
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: Ned Allyn Parker
Friday: Kurt Walker

Wednesday at Morning Prayer will be a special service as we bless the

water of our indoor fountain. Please join us at this special time.

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

Wednesday Community Chapel will be lead by Greg Mobley's Preaching and
Exegesis Class.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
You are invited to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
6 PM Thanksgiving Day
Upper Noyes Hall

Appetizers and games
begin at 4 P M

Please let us know you're coming so we have an idea of numbers. Share
your traditional favorite for this festive meal. If you like to cook and
are on a limited budget, local produce from The Food Project will be
available for the meal. If you are unable to contribute, come anyway.
Your presence and enthusiasm will be most welcome.

Call or email Judy Brandon
jkbrn71@yahoo.com
or
JBrandon@ants.edu
617-964-1525

------------------------
Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
------------------------
Calling all quilters and those who want to learn....

We have pillow forms and fabric, hoping to make use of your creativity
for some finishing touches.
Let's plan a quilting workshop. Let me know of your interest and
availability.
I am an intermediate-advanced level quilter willing to teach.
Possible dates and times include:
Monday evenings between now and the end of the semester.
Monday or Tuesday during Thanksgiving Break
A day (or two) during winter break.....let me know what's best
and we'll arrange and publish the day and time.

PS. If you have a sewing machine you are willing to bring or lend to
the process it would be much appreciated.

Contact Judy Brandon at:
jbrandon@ants.edu
or
jkbrn71@yahoo.com

------------------------
The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
Andover Newton and Hebrew College Interfaith Student Community invites
you
to Dinner, Lecture, Learning & Book Signing

The Three Gifts of the Dream in Genesis

Please join us to learn from author, Rodger Kamenetz, about the power
of
dreams in your spiritual exploration.

Discover how Genesis promises 3 gifts of the dream: knowing your
flaws,
seeing your essence, and exploring the realm of the soul. Learn how
these
promises can be realized today and how to use your dreams to access
soul.

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of NY Times bestseller The Jew in the
Lotus

Thursday November 29
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Lecture and Learning
8:15pm Book Signing

Hebrew College Library

Bet Midrash

Third Floor Study Room

Directions: From ANTS, take the stairs between Dabney Hall and the
President's House. Enter the building, turn right to elevator to 3rd
floor,
walk forward, turn right.

We would appreciate an email to Stevenadamlewis@gmail.com if you're
planning
to come. And you're welcome to come at the last minute as well!

------------------------
New Vending Machines in Upper Noyes
------------------------
On Friday, November 16 the vending machines in Sturtevant will be
removed and new vending machines will be installed in the kitchen area
of Upper Noyes. These vending machines also work as change machines so
if you need change for laundry and so forth you can use these (No
purchase necessary). Sodexho will operate these machines so we expect
they will be serviced more regularly and with greater care than the old
ones were.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
------------------------
Come to an Evening of Dessert, Conversation and Support

Share Stories and Experiences among New Friends
Get Support from Other LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC
Share Ideas about How Our Churches Can Welcome and Affirm Everyone

When:
Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street
Belchertown, MA 01007-0603
(413) 323-7442
Directions and map available on the church website
http://www.belchertownucc.org


Who:
This is a gathering for the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Same-gender-loving, Inter-sex, Queer, and Questioning
Community!
(Friends and allies will have an opportunity to meet at another time!)

RSVP to Kathie Carpenter at kacarp@comcast.net
no later than Tuesday, November 27 so we can plan food.

Sponsored by the Open and Affirming (ONA) Task Force,
Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

------------------------
Winter 2008 course cancel
------------------------
INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial Students had
been cancel.

----------------------
Parking Ban notice
----------------------
A winter parking ban prohibiting parking on the Quadrangle and the
front of Fuller Hall is in affect from November 15 through April 15
between the hours of 11:00 pm - 7:00 am. We appreciate your cooperation
in this matter, as it will help insure quick and easy snow removal when
the need arises.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green
------------------------
Discerning Which Winterim Course To Take?

Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green:
Eco-Theology for our Times on November 29th

Join the Emerging Ecology Fellowship for an evening with Rev. Mary
Westfall,
visiting professor of this winterim's eco-theology course. Rev.
Westfall,
pastor of Durham Community Church in NH and editor of The Greening of
Faith,
will be joining us in person Thursday, November 29 to talk about her
upcoming course and to visit with us about what it means to have a
green
ministry.

Come, bring your dinner, and join us anytime between 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
in the
Student Lounge in Upper Noyes.

For more information about Rev. Mary Westfall and the Emerging Ecology
Fellowship visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org.

------------------------
Ordination Service for Jason Alspaugh
------------------------
I will be ordained to the Christian ministry on Sunday, November 25,
2007 at 5pm at the First Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio. I'd once
again like to thank you, my Andover Newton family, for all of your
love,support and instruction, and invite you to this important time in
my life of faith. I know many of you will be with me in spirit, but if
you are in the area your physical presence is certainly welcome. Love
you much, Jason.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- New Winter Course
- Reconciliation Work
- Holiday Party
- Looking for volunteers to visit inmates
- Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
- Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
- Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
- "KILOWATT OURS" SCREENING THURSDAY NOV 15
- New Vending Machines in Upper Noyes
- Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
- Winter 2008 course cancel
- Prayer Request for Dianne Dugan
- Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green
- Ordination Service for Jason Alspaugh

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
New Winter Course
------------------------
HIST 770W-Topics in Mysticism-A Video Conference Course-ANTS/BTS/CRCDS
An examination of the writings of selected mystics in the Christian
tradition. The theological and pastoral implications of the mystical
tradition will be examined. This course fulfills the HIST upper-level
requirement.
January 3-15; 1-5 pm. Prof. Glen Miller, Academic Dean BTS

------------------------
Reconciliation Work
------------------------
This Friday ANTS is hosting a Boston Theological Institute conference
Making a Place at the Table:
Facilitating Re-entry of Sex Offenders through Circles of Support and
Accountability.

One of the presenters and organizers, Rev. Mark Hemenway of New England
Prison Ministries, is looking for students to role play a few scenarios.

Friday, November 16, 2007 (8:30am-4pm) at the Wilson Chapel.

To register go to www.bostontheological.org.

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Looking for volunteers to visit inmates
------------------------
We need two more people to complete a visitation team which will visit
an inmate once a month, be in relationship with that person who is in
the Partakers' College Behind Bars program, and to pray for that person
regularly.

If we get four more, we can start another team. Please pray for this.


Bill Gural
Prison Ministry Fellowship
Mt. 25

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: PLEASE NOTE: there will be no morning prayer today due to the

holiday
Tuesday: Martha Bayes
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: Ned Allyn Parker
Friday: Kurt Walker

Wednesday at Morning Prayer will be a special service as we bless the

water of our indoor fountain. Please join us at this special time.

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

Wednesday Community Chapel will be lead by Greg Mobley's Preaching and
Exegesis Class.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
------------------------
Contact Judy Brandon and we'll get the Butterball rolling.
I'd be glad to provide turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and
apple pie. What would you like to bring?
If we bake the turkey in the new convection oven in Upper Noyes we can
meet there early in the day for appetizers, games, puzzles, etc....
while dinner cooks and after the meal. Let's plan a time that works to
make a festive day.
How about we put the new space to good use?

Contact me at:
jbrandon@ants.edu
or
jkbrn71@yahoo.com

------------------------
Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
------------------------
Calling all quilters and those who want to learn....

We have pillow forms and fabric, hoping to make use of your creativity
for some finishing touches.
Let's plan a quilting workshop. Let me know of your interest and
availability.
I am an intermediate-advanced level quilter willing to teach.
Possible dates and times include:
Monday evenings between now and the end of the semester.
Monday or Tuesday during Thanksgiving Break
A day (or two) during winter break.....let me know what's best
and we'll arrange and publish the day and time.

PS. If you have a sewing machine you are willing to bring or lend to
the process it would be much appreciated.

Contact Judy Brandon at:
jbrandon@ants.edu
or
jkbrn71@yahoo.com

------------------------
"KILOWATT OURS" SCREENING THURSDAY NOV 15
------------------------
Join us for the Environmental Film Series! Thursday, Nov 15th we're
showing
the documentary "Kilowatt Ours" in Davis Hall, Room 202, at 6:30 p.m.
Discussion to follow at 7:30 p.m. Bring your dinner, we'll bring the
popcorn!
Sponsored by the Emerging Ecology Fellowship. For more information
about
the movie visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org.

------------------------
New Vending Machines in Upper Noyes
------------------------
On Friday, November 16 the vending machines in Sturtevant will be
removed and new vending machines will be installed in the kitchen area
of Upper Noyes. These vending machines also work as change machines so
if you need change for laundry and so forth you can use these (No
purchase necessary). Sodexho will operate these machines so we expect
they will be serviced more regularly and with greater care than the old
ones were.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
------------------------
Come to an Evening of Dessert, Conversation and Support

Share Stories and Experiences among New Friends
Get Support from Other LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC
Share Ideas about How Our Churches Can Welcome and Affirm Everyone

When:
Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street
Belchertown, MA 01007-0603
(413) 323-7442
Directions and map available on the church website
http://www.belchertownucc.org


Who:
This is a gathering for the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Same-gender-loving, Inter-sex, Queer, and Questioning
Community!
(Friends and allies will have an opportunity to meet at another time!)

RSVP to Kathie Carpenter at kacarp@comcast.net
no later than Tuesday, November 27 so we can plan food.

Sponsored by the Open and Affirming (ONA) Task Force,
Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

------------------------
Winter 2008 course cancel
------------------------
INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial Students had
been cancel.

----------------------
Prayer Request for Dianne Dugan
----------------------
Please pray for Dianne Dugan '06 as she prepares for back surgery on
Thursday. She will be in Rhode Island for several days following the
procedure before heading home. Dianne has settled into her new place
in
Clinton, MA and is looking forward to building community there once
she
recovers from the surgery.

Thank you,

Julia Woodward

------------------------
Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green
------------------------
Discerning Which Winterim Course To Take?

Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green:
Eco-Theology for our Times on November 29th

Join the Emerging Ecology Fellowship for an evening with Rev. Mary
Westfall,
visiting professor of this winterim's eco-theology course. Rev.
Westfall,
pastor of Durham Community Church in NH and editor of The Greening of
Faith,
will be joining us in person Thursday, November 29 to talk about her
upcoming course and to visit with us about what it means to have a
green
ministry.

Come, bring your dinner, and join us anytime between 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
in the
Student Lounge in Upper Noyes.

For more information about Rev. Mary Westfall and the Emerging Ecology
Fellowship visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org.

------------------------
Ordination Service for Jason Alspaugh
------------------------
I will be ordained to the Christian ministry on Sunday, November 25,
2007 at 5pm at the First Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio. I'd once
again like to thank you, my Andover Newton family, for all of your
love,support and instruction, and invite you to this important time in
my life of faith. I know many of you will be with me in spirit, but if
you are in the area your physical presence is certainly welcome. Love
you much, Jason.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- Clarinet found in Davis
- Reconciliation Work
- Holiday Party
- Looking for volunteers to visit inmates
- Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
- Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
- Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
- "KILOWATT OURS" SCREENING THURSDAY NOV 15
- Fall COFFEE HOUSE
- Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
- Winter 2008 course cancel
- Prayer Request for Dianne Dugan
- Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green
- Library notice

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
Clarinet found in Davis
------------------------
A clarinet was left in Davis 102 earlier this week. If it's yours you
may pick it up in the housing office, Worcester 101.


------------------------
Reconciliation Work
------------------------
This Friday ANTS is hosting a Boston Theological Institute conference
Making a Place at the Table:
Facilitating Re-entry of Sex Offenders through Circles of Support and
Accountability.

One of the presenters and organizers, Rev. Mark Hemenway of New England
Prison Ministries, is looking for students to role play a few scenarios.

Friday, November 16, 2007 (8:30am-4pm) at the Wilson Chapel.

To register go to www.bostontheological.org.

Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
Looking for volunteers to visit inmates
------------------------
We need two more people to complete a visitation team which will visit
an inmate once a month, be in relationship with that person who is in
the Partakers' College Behind Bars program, and to pray for that person
regularly.

If we get four more, we can start another team. Please pray for this.


Bill Gural
Prison Ministry Fellowship
Mt. 25

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: PLEASE NOTE: there will be no morning prayer today due to the

holiday
Tuesday: Martha Bayes
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: Ned Allyn Parker
Friday: Kurt Walker

Wednesday at Morning Prayer will be a special service as we bless the

water of our indoor fountain. Please join us at this special time.

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

Wednesday Community Chapel will be lead by Greg Mobley's Preaching and
Exegesis Class.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Interested in gathering with friends on campus for Thanksgiving Day
Dinner?
------------------------
Contact Judy Brandon and we'll get the Butterball rolling.
I'd be glad to provide turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and
apple pie. What would you like to bring?
If we bake the turkey in the new convection oven in Upper Noyes we can
meet there early in the day for appetizers, games, puzzles, etc....
while dinner cooks and after the meal. Let's plan a time that works to
make a festive day.
How about we put the new space to good use?

Contact me at:
jbrandon@ants.edu
or
jkbrn71@yahoo.com

------------------------
Decorative Touches for Upper Noyes Hall Student Lounge
------------------------
Calling all quilters and those who want to learn....

We have pillow forms and fabric, hoping to make use of your creativity
for some finishing touches.
Let's plan a quilting workshop. Let me know of your interest and
availability.
I am an intermediate-advanced level quilter willing to teach.
Possible dates and times include:
Monday evenings between now and the end of the semester.
Monday or Tuesday during Thanksgiving Break
A day (or two) during winter break.....let me know what's best
and we'll arrange and publish the day and time.

PS. If you have a sewing machine you are willing to bring or lend to
the process it would be much appreciated.

Contact Judy Brandon at:
jbrandon@ants.edu
or
jkbrn71@yahoo.com

------------------------
"KILOWATT OURS" SCREENING THURSDAY NOV 15
------------------------
Join us for the Environmental Film Series! Thursday, Nov 15th we're
showing
the documentary "Kilowatt Ours" in Davis Hall, Room 202, at 6:30 p.m.
Discussion to follow at 7:30 p.m. Bring your dinner, we'll bring the
popcorn!
Sponsored by the Emerging Ecology Fellowship. For more information
about
the movie visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org.

------------------------
Fall COFFEE HOUSE
------------------------
November 13th - Coffee House - Meeting House - 8:30 pm to whenever

In the spring many had a great experience attending and partisipating
in the ANTS coffee house. It was so much fun we are going to bring you
another opportunity to share your talents with the community on November
13th starting at 8:30 pm until whenever. If you have a talent whether
it be music, dance, poetry, acting etc or if you are a connoisseur of
the arts please make plans to join us.
if you would like to be in the line up contact DJ Collins at
dcollins@ants.edu. and let her know who you are and what offering
you will bring. This event is sponsored by Student Life.

------------------------
Hey LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC!
------------------------
Come to an Evening of Dessert, Conversation and Support

Share Stories and Experiences among New Friends
Get Support from Other LGBTIQQ Folks in the UCC
Share Ideas about How Our Churches Can Welcome and Affirm Everyone

When:
Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street
Belchertown, MA 01007-0603
(413) 323-7442
Directions and map available on the church website
http://www.belchertownucc.org


Who:
This is a gathering for the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Same-gender-loving, Inter-sex, Queer, and Questioning
Community!
(Friends and allies will have an opportunity to meet at another time!)

RSVP to Kathie Carpenter at kacarp@comcast.net
no later than Tuesday, November 27 so we can plan food.

Sponsored by the Open and Affirming (ONA) Task Force,
Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

------------------------
Winter 2008 course cancel
------------------------
INTE638W -Introducing Islam to Rabbinic and Ministerial Students had
been cancel.

----------------------
Prayer Request for Dianne Dugan
----------------------
Please pray for Dianne Dugan '06 as she prepares for back surgery on
Thursday. She will be in Rhode Island for several days following the
procedure before heading home. Dianne has settled into her new place
in
Clinton, MA and is looking forward to building community there once
she
recovers from the surgery.

Thank you,

Julia Woodward

------------------------
Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green
------------------------
Discerning Which Winterim Course To Take?

Come find out more about the course, The Color of Hope is Green:
Eco-Theology for our Times on November 29th

Join the Emerging Ecology Fellowship for an evening with Rev. Mary
Westfall,
visiting professor of this winterim's eco-theology course. Rev.
Westfall,
pastor of Durham Community Church in NH and editor of The Greening of
Faith,
will be joining us in person Thursday, November 29 to talk about her
upcoming course and to visit with us about what it means to have a
green
ministry.

Come, bring your dinner, and join us anytime between 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
in the
Student Lounge in Upper Noyes.

For more information about Rev. Mary Westfall and the Emerging Ecology
Fellowship visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org.

------------------------
Library notice
------------------------
The library catalog system is down. There is no web catalog available
at this time. We are working with the system vendor to correct the
problem. There is a backup catalog available for use in the library
only.

Friday, November 09, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 09, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- Library schedule notice
- Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
- Holiday Party
- New Winter Course
- Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
- Art & Spirituality panel discussion
- Methodist Fellowship Group
- Fall COFFEE HOUSE
- Spiritual Journeys
- From the Registrar's Office
- UPCOMING EVENTS - EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
- Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
- PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
On Monday, November 12, the Library will open at 9:00 a.m.

------------------------
Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Tuesday, November 13
Come anytime between 7:30-9:30 p.m.

All are welcome, even if you've never walked a labyrinth before.
Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

(There will be no labyrinth walk on Thursday, November 15).

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
New Winter Course
------------------------
HIST 770W-Topics in Mysticism-A Video Conference Course-ANTS/BTS/CRCDS
An examination of the writings of selected mystics in the Christian
tradition. The theological and pastoral implications of the mystical
tradition will be examined. This course fulfills the HIST upper-level
requirement.
January 3-15; 1-5 pm. Prof. Glen Miller, Academic Dean BTS

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: PLEASE NOTE: there will be no morning prayer today due to the

holiday
Tuesday: Martha Bayes
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: Ned Allyn Parker
Friday: Kurt Walker

Wednesday at Morning Prayer will be a special service as we bless the

water of our indoor fountain. Please join us at this special time.

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

Wednesday Community Chapel will be lead by Greg Mobley's Preaching and
Exegesis Class.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Art & Spirituality panel discussion
------------------------
Join some of this year's Resident & Visiting Artists for a discussion
of how
artwork might intersect with spirituality.

Joy Honen, Faith Johnson, and Karen Schiff will show artwork/slides and
give
brief talks, with plenty of Q&A and general discussion.

Thursday, 11/29/07
5:15 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.
Small chapel (downstairs)

You don't have to be part of Worship, Theology & the Arts to attend!
Come
for a fresh perspective!!

------------------------
Methodist Fellowship Group
------------------------
I would like to invite all Methodist students on campus to meet
regarding accreditation and to re-start the Methodist Fellowship Group.
If you are a Methodist please e-mail bsmith@ants.edu with times and
days that may be good for you to meet. This will not be our regular
time but just a day when we can get together and meet one another. A
time will be chosen when most people can meet. This is for commuters as
well as those on campus.


------------------------
Fall COFFEE HOUSE
------------------------
November 13th - Coffee House - Meeting House - 8:30 pm to whenever

In the spring many had a great experience attending and partisipating
in the ANTS coffee house. It was so much fun we are going to bring you
another opportunity to share your talents with the community on November
13th starting at 8:30 pm until whenever. If you have a talent whether
it be music, dance, poetry, acting etc or if you are a connoisseur of
the arts please make plans to join us.
if you would like to be in the line up contact DJ Collins at
dcollins@ants.edu. and let her know who you are and what offering
you will bring. This event is sponsored by Student Life.

------------------------
Spiritual Journeys
------------------------
Friends,

A reminder that the second scheduled Spiritual Journey for the year
will be held next Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30PM in the President's
house. Nimi Wariboko, Associate Professor in the Katherine B. Stuart
Chair of Christian Ethics will share his spiritual journey that
afternoon.

All are welcome to attend.

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
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


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 the 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.

----------------------
UPCOMING EVENTS - EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
----------------------
Ecology Film Series Launches Thursday, November 15
6:30 p.m. (location tba)
"Kilowatt Ours" - an up-and-coming documentary that traces the wires
from
your light switch to their energy source and along the way finds
mountain
top removal, childhood asthma, global warming, and hope!

Fireside Chat with Rev. Mary Westfall, Thursday, November 29
6:30 p.m. (location tba)
Save the date for a special opportunity to meet with the instructor of
Winterim's eco-theology course.

For more information about these events and other eco-news (including
photos
from 11/3 rally in Concord) visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org


------------------------
Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
------------------------
The fourth annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway
today! Please pray for this ministry, for all of the hands that touch
and prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will
serve. You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service
today until December 20th. Please get your friends, family, and youth
groups involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and
practice the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will
arrange to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be
blessed after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are
unable to attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy
Nienhuis - Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please
leave them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least
500 families. Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach
the stars.

Please see the ANTS home page in the next couple of days for the
shoebox recipe.

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed
donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this gesture
but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these types of
donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual exercise
for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of the ministry is to put
yourself in the place of a homeless person while making your box/es and
to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in order to create
spiritual community between yourself, your family, friends, and church
members and your homeless brothers and sisters in the world. You do not
need to fill the box with everything on the list. Be creative! The list
is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like to have to carry all
that you might own with you from place to place. What would you need?
What would be too tedious? What might provide comfort?


The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in
the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for its
recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in the
mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to
help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual
activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer
and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally
oppressed.

Peace

The Baptist Fellowship and The Black Student Fellowship

Contacts: eleavitt@ants.edu , rboyd@ants.edu , adipina@ants.edu

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

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302. I'm happy to talk with you once, or regularly, on any
topic related to writing at ANTS. You can feel free to drop by, but
it's usually wise to make an appointment.

Why not come fairly soon, and talk about/plan out those challenging
papers for the end of the semester?

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

------------------------
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
------------------------
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
Help To Build Centro Shalom
February 16-26, 2008

Spend 10 days in the Andes Mountains of Chile working with members of
the Pentecostal Church of Chile helping to build Centro Shalom.

Centro Shalom, when complete, will be a unique center where people can
experience a renewed relationship with God, themselves, others, and
nature while surrounded by the beauty of the Andes Mountains. An
educational center is planned with Biblical and Christian foundations,
where programs, camps, retreats and workshops will be held and the
theories, practical techniques, and group dynamics will be explored to
develop stewards committed to Shalom and to the culture of peace, the
care of the earth and spiritual development.

NEEDED: 5 YOUTH, 1 FEMALE ADULT LEADER (she must be fluent in Spanish)
& 3 OTHER ADULT PARTICIPANTS
We are seeking a small and very select group of participants to work on
the first cluster of buildings for Centro Shalom. Participants will be
involved in, but not limited to, painting, landscaping, hanging sheet
rock, installing finish floors and other types of finish work in the new
Visitor Center and surrounding buildings. A willingness to work as part
of a team is far more important than specific skills in carpentry or
construction.

This trip is not for everybody…., but for those seeking a spiritual
renewal through working in the pristine Andes Mountains with like-minded
souls, this could be the trip for you. Working conditions as well as
living arrangements may be somewhat primitive with camping being the
most likely accommodation. Participants should be in reasonably good
physical condition.
Interested? Space is limited. Applications are now being accepted.
The cost is $2,300 per person and includes travel and all
accommodations. Would you like more information? Please email Terry
Hall at terryle56@yahoo.com

Sponsored by The Chile Mission Partnership Committee, Commission for
Mission and Justice Ministries of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ.

peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

Thursday, November 08, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 08, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- Holiday Party
- New Winter Course
- Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
- Art & Spirituality panel discussion
- Fall COFFEE HOUSE
- Spiritual Journeys
- From the Registrar's Office
- UPCOMING EVENTS - EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
- Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
- PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
- Message from the Writing Tutor

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
Holiday Party
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party - Meeting House - 5:00 pm to whenever

We will be holding the annual Holiday Party in the Meeting house this
year. on December 11th. This is a buffet Dinner with holiday music in
the back ground playing. It will be a time to give and receive christmas
good wishes, cheers and ados in celebration of the holiday season and
the close of the fall sememser.
Because of the space change we will need a head count. Keep your eyes
open for more info in the up and coming weeks. The party is sponsored by
Student Life and will be free of charge. For more info you can contact
kurtawalker@comcast.net or Dcollins@ants.edu

------------------------
New Winter Course
------------------------
HIST 770W-Topics in Mysticism-A Video Conference Course-ANTS/BTS/CRCDS
An examination of the writings of selected mystics in the Christian
tradition. The theological and pastoral implications of the mystical
tradition will be examined. This course fulfills the HIST upper-level
requirement.
January 3-15; 1-5 pm. Prof. Glen Miller, Academic Dean BTS

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: PLEASE NOTE: there will be no morning prayer today due to the

holiday
Tuesday: Martha Bayes
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: Ned Allyn Parker
Friday: Kurt Walker

Wednesday at Morning Prayer will be a special service as we bless the

water of our indoor fountain. Please join us at this special time.

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 checking eNews for an update about this week's
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Art & Spirituality panel discussion
------------------------
Join some of this year's Resident & Visiting Artists for a discussion
of how
artwork might intersect with spirituality.

Joy Honen, Faith Johnson, and Karen Schiff will show artwork/slides and
give
brief talks, with plenty of Q&A and general discussion.

Thursday, 11/29/07
5:15 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.
Small chapel (downstairs)

You don't have to be part of Worship, Theology & the Arts to attend!
Come
for a fresh perspective!!

------------------------
Fall COFFEE HOUSE
------------------------
November 13th - Coffee House - Meeting House - 8:30 pm to whenever

In the spring many had a great experience attending and partisipating
in the ANTS coffee house. It was so much fun we are going to bring you
another opportunity to share your talents with the community on November
13th starting at 8:30 pm until whenever. If you have a talent whether
it be music, dance, poetry, acting etc or if you are a connoisseur of
the arts please make plans to join us.
if you would like to be in the line up contact DJ Collins at
dcollins@ants.edu. and let her know who you are and what offering
you will bring. This event is sponsored by Student Life.

------------------------
Spiritual Journeys
------------------------
Friends,

A reminder that the second scheduled Spiritual Journey for the year
will be held next Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30PM in the President's
house. Nimi Wariboko, Associate Professor in the Katherine B. Stuart
Chair of Christian Ethics will share his spiritual journey that
afternoon.

All are welcome to attend.

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
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


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 the 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.

----------------------
UPCOMING EVENTS - EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
----------------------
Business Meeting, Friday, November 9
Noon - 1:00 ish in the Upper Noyes Student Lounge
Agenda includes updates on the gardening club, the green lunches and
fireside chats, our work with ANTS on recycling, the information
packet, the
upcoming Winterim Eco-Theology course, and other activities.

Ecology Film Series Launches Thursday, November 15
6:30 p.m. (location tba)
"Kilowatt Ours" - an up-and-coming documentary that traces the wires
from
your light switch to their energy source and along the way finds
mountain
top removal, childhood asthma, global warming, and hope!

Fireside Chat with Rev. Mary Westfall, Thursday, November 29
6:30 p.m. (location tba)
Save the date for a special opportunity to meet with the instructor of
Winterim's eco-theology course.

For more information about these events and other eco-news (including
photos
from 11/3 rally in Concord) visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org


------------------------
Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
------------------------
The fourth annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway
today! Please pray for this ministry, for all of the hands that touch
and prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will
serve. You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service
today until December 20th. Please get your friends, family, and youth
groups involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and
practice the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will
arrange to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be
blessed after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are
unable to attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy
Nienhuis - Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please
leave them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least
500 families. Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach
the stars.

Please see the ANTS home page in the next couple of days for the
shoebox recipe.

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed
donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this gesture
but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these types of
donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual exercise
for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of the ministry is to put
yourself in the place of a homeless person while making your box/es and
to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in order to create
spiritual community between yourself, your family, friends, and church
members and your homeless brothers and sisters in the world. You do not
need to fill the box with everything on the list. Be creative! The list
is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like to have to carry all
that you might own with you from place to place. What would you need?
What would be too tedious? What might provide comfort?


The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in
the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for its
recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in the
mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to
help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual
activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer
and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally
oppressed.

Peace

The Baptist Fellowship and The Black Student Fellowship

Contacts: eleavitt@ants.edu , rboyd@ants.edu , adipina@ants.edu

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

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302. I'm happy to talk with you once, or regularly, on any
topic related to writing at ANTS. You can feel free to drop by, but
it's usually wise to make an appointment.

Why not come fairly soon, and talk about/plan out those challenging
papers for the end of the semester?

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

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 07, 2007

In this message:

- Winter Registration Is Online!!
- Dr. Mitchell's Lecture rescheduled
- Prayers for Carole Wright and Family
- Chapel News (Nov. 3 - Nov. 9)
- Art & Spirituality panel discussion
- Fall COFFEE HOUSE
- Jonathan Daniels Lecture at Episcopal Divinity School
- From the Registrar's Office
- New Arrival on campus
- UPCOMING EVENTS - EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
- Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
- PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
- Message from the Writing Tutor

------------------------
Winter Registration Is Online!!
------------------------
Winter 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!

Winter Registration for all students begins on November 13th, 2007 and
will continue until November 30th, 2007. The final add/drop date for
Winter Registration is the first day of classes, January 7th, 2008.

Please note that Winter '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!
You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall Registration on Connect. If you do not have your Username and
Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Winter '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Winter 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.

------------------------
Dr. Mitchell's Lecture rescheduled
------------------------
Dr. Mitchell's Lecture has been rescheduled for Wednesday 11/14/2007
from 6:30 -8:30 in Wilson Chapel due to a pastoral care emergency.

------------------------
Prayers for Carole Wright and Family
------------------------
Please pray for Carole and her family. Carole has recently experienced
some urgent health concerns, and she asks for your prayers for her
healing. She has also just learned that her mother Carolyn is in
intensive care in Tennessee, and they are uncertain whether she will
pull through. Carole will be heading to Tennessee to be with family
there. Please keep her and her family members in your thoughts and
prayers.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 3 - Nov. 9)
------------------------
Dearest Community Members:
In the coming week our new chapel will be hosting a number of special

events, along with our usual weekly services. Please check out our
schedule below to see seven days of worship, fellowship, reflection
and remembrance at the Wilson Chapel.
~ned

Please join the admissions team at Open House on Sat. November 3rd as

we welcome prospective students into our worship experience. Morning

worship will be at 8:30 and run by Ned, and our afternoon worship at
2:45 will have a message offered by President Nick Carter and musical

offerings by Burns Stanfield.

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural
Wednesday: Donna Collins
Thursday: John Brock
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

Rev. Peter Gomes will be kicking off our Great Preacher Series at
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL this week.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Wednesday evening our campus will be hosting "Futuring Orlando
Costas" in the Chapel from 6:30pm to 8pm; this event if free and open

to the public.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Art & Spirituality panel discussion
------------------------
Join some of this year's Resident & Visiting Artists for a discussion
of how
artwork might intersect with spirituality.

Joy Honen, Faith Johnson, and Karen Schiff will show artwork/slides and
give
brief talks, with plenty of Q&A and general discussion.

Thursday, 11/29/07
5:15 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.
Small chapel (downstairs)

You don't have to be part of Worship, Theology & the Arts to attend!
Come
for a fresh perspective!!

------------------------
Fall COFFEE HOUSE
------------------------
8:30 to 11:00pm
Tuesday, November 13th
Meeting House

Come share your talent. Whether it be poetry, dance, song, a
reflection,
instrument playing or other visual art!

All are invited to come and participate.

This is an opportunity for you to share with the rest of the ANTS
community
a piece of who you are and of what makes you YOU.

Bring your berets, prepare your fingers for snapping and your hands
for
clapping.

Food and drink will be provided.

------------------------
Jonathan Daniels Lecture at Episcopal Divinity School
------------------------
Civil rights attorney Charles Walker Jr will present the Jonathan
Daniels
Lecture at Episcopal Divinity School on Thursday, November 15 at
7:00pm.
Walker's topic, Gay Marriage: Challenges to Extending the Road to
Civil
Rights, comes at a time of great controversy regarding the legal
battlefield
over gay marriage. Walker's work in civil rights enforcement embodies
the
mission that EDS represents in honoring Jonathan Daniels, an Episcopal
Theological School student who was killed in Alabama in 1965 while
doing
civil rights work.

For more information, please contact Priscilla Burns at pburns@eds.edu
or
call 617.682.1506.

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
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


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 the 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.

------------------------
New Arrival on campus
------------------------
The newest arrival to the ANTS community is almost here.

Dusty and Nicole Keeton-Williams are over-due and expecting the arrival
of
their beautiful baby girl any day now. They live in 146C Herrick
House.
When the time comes, please think about offering a meal, a hug, a warm
smile
and an ear to listen or a shoulder to lean on as they transition into
the
unchartered territory of parenting and all of the joys and sleepless
nights
that that entails. I'll make sure I post an update when the baby
actually
makes its arrival.



----------------------
UPCOMING EVENTS - EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
----------------------
Business Meeting, Friday, November 9
Noon - 1:00 ish in the Upper Noyes Student Lounge
Agenda includes updates on the gardening club, the green lunches and
fireside chats, our work with ANTS on recycling, the information
packet, the
upcoming Winterim Eco-Theology course, and other activities.

Ecology Film Series Launches Thursday, November 15
6:30 p.m. (location tba)
"Kilowatt Ours" - an up-and-coming documentary that traces the wires
from
your light switch to their energy source and along the way finds
mountain
top removal, childhood asthma, global warming, and hope!

Fireside Chat with Rev. Mary Westfall, Thursday, November 29
6:30 p.m. (location tba)
Save the date for a special opportunity to meet with the instructor of
Winterim's eco-theology course.

For more information about these events and other eco-news (including
photos
from 11/3 rally in Concord) visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.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.

------------------------
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
------------------------
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
Help To Build Centro Shalom
February 16-26, 2008

Spend 10 days in the Andes Mountains of Chile working with members of
the Pentecostal Church of Chile helping to build Centro Shalom.

Centro Shalom, when complete, will be a unique center where people can
experience a renewed relationship with God, themselves, others, and
nature while surrounded by the beauty of the Andes Mountains. An
educational center is planned with Biblical and Christian foundations,
where programs, camps, retreats and workshops will be held and the
theories, practical techniques, and group dynamics will be explored to
develop stewards committed to Shalom and to the culture of peace, the
care of the earth and spiritual development.

NEEDED: 5 YOUTH, 1 FEMALE ADULT LEADER (she must be fluent in Spanish)
& 3 OTHER ADULT PARTICIPANTS
We are seeking a small and very select group of participants to work on
the first cluster of buildings for Centro Shalom. Participants will be
involved in, but not limited to, painting, landscaping, hanging sheet
rock, installing finish floors and other types of finish work in the new
Visitor Center and surrounding buildings. A willingness to work as part
of a team is far more important than specific skills in carpentry or
construction.

This trip is not for everybody…., but for those seeking a spiritual
renewal through working in the pristine Andes Mountains with like-minded
souls, this could be the trip for you. Working conditions as well as
living arrangements may be somewhat primitive with camping being the
most likely accommodation. Participants should be in reasonably good
physical condition.
Interested? Space is limited. Applications are now being accepted.
The cost is $2,300 per person and includes travel and all
accommodations. Would you like more information? Please email Terry
Hall at terryle56@yahoo.com

Sponsored by The Chile Mission Partnership Committee, Commission for
Mission and Justice Ministries of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ.

peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
------------------------
The fourth annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway
today! Please pray for this ministry, for all of the hands that touch
and prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will
serve. You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service
today until December 20th. Please get your friends, family, and youth
groups involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and
practice the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will
arrange to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be
blessed after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are
unable to attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy
Nienhuis - Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please
leave them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least
500 families. Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach
the stars.

Please see the ANTS home page in the next couple of days for the
shoebox recipe.

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed
donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this gesture
but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these types of
donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual exercise
for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of the ministry is to put
yourself in the place of a homeless person while making your box/es and
to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in order to create
spiritual community between yourself, your family, friends, and church
members and your homeless brothers and sisters in the world. You do not
need to fill the box with everything on the list. Be creative! The list
is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like to have to carry all
that you might own with you from place to place. What would you need?
What would be too tedious? What might provide comfort?


The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in
the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for its
recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in the
mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to
help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual
activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer
and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally
oppressed.

Peace

The Baptist Fellowship and The Black Student Fellowship

Contacts: eleavitt@ants.edu , rboyd@ants.edu , adipina@ants.edu

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

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302. I'm happy to talk with you once, or regularly, on any
topic related to writing at ANTS. You can feel free to drop by, but
it's usually wise to make an appointment.

Why not come fairly soon, and talk about/plan out those challenging
papers for the end of the semester?

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

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In this message:

- Rev. Peter Gomes
- Winter Term Registration
- Dr. Mitchell's Lecture rescheduled
- Prayers for Carole Wright and Family
- Chapel News (Nov. 3 - Nov. 9)
- Morning Foot-Washing
- Fall COFFEE HOUSE
- Wednesday special hours
- From the Registrar's Office
- New Arrival on campus
- UPCOMING EVENTS - EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
- Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
- PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
- Message from the Writing Tutor


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

------------------------
Winter Term Registration
------------------------
On-line Registration for Winter Session courses- Nov. 13-30.

------------------------
Dr. Mitchell's Lecture rescheduled
------------------------
Dr. Mitchell's Lecture has been rescheduled for Wednesday 11/14/2007
from 6:30 -8:30 in Wilson Chapel due to a pastoral care emergency.

------------------------
Prayers for Carole Wright and Family
------------------------
Please pray for Carole and her family. Carole has recently experienced
some urgent health concerns, and she asks for your prayers for her
healing. She has also just learned that her mother Carolyn is in
intensive care in Tennessee, and they are uncertain whether she will
pull through. Carole will be heading to Tennessee to be with family
there. Please keep her and her family members in your thoughts and
prayers.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Chapel News (Nov. 3 - Nov. 9)
------------------------
Dearest Community Members:
In the coming week our new chapel will be hosting a number of special

events, along with our usual weekly services. Please check out our
schedule below to see seven days of worship, fellowship, reflection
and remembrance at the Wilson Chapel.
~ned

Please join the admissions team at Open House on Sat. November 3rd as

we welcome prospective students into our worship experience. Morning

worship will be at 8:30 and run by Ned, and our afternoon worship at
2:45 will have a message offered by President Nick Carter and musical

offerings by Burns Stanfield.

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural
Wednesday: Donna Collins
Thursday: John Brock
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

Rev. Peter Gomes will be kicking off our Great Preacher Series at
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL this week.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Wednesday evening our campus will be hosting "Futuring Orlando
Costas" in the Chapel from 6:30pm to 8pm; this event if free and open

to the public.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Morning Foot-Washing
------------------------
Dearest Friends:

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday Nov. 7) we will be having a foot-washing
during morning prayer. I'm sorry for the late notice, but there was an
overnight change to the Morning Prayer schedule. This is a time to
explore service in our community and it remains open to all.

"For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done
to you." John 13:15
take care
ned

------------------------
Fall COFFEE HOUSE
------------------------
8:30 to 11:00pm
Tuesday, November 13th
Meeting House

Come share your talent. Whether it be poetry, dance, song, a
reflection,
instrument playing or other visual art!

All are invited to come and participate.

This is an opportunity for you to share with the rest of the ANTS
community
a piece of who you are and of what makes you YOU.

Bring your berets, prepare your fingers for snapping and your hands
for
clapping.

Food and drink will be provided.

------------------------
Wednesday special hours
------------------------
Join the bookstore staff in the lobby of the Wilson Chapel tomorrow to
meet the Reverend Peter Gomes who will be preaching at 1 pm to kick off
our preachers series. The bookstore will close from 12 noon to 2 pm
tomorrow so that staff can set up for the signing of Gomes' newest book
The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus. Copies of his earlier books The Good
Book, The Good Life, and Sermons: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living will
also be available for purchase and signing.

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
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


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 the 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.

------------------------
New Arrival on campus
------------------------
The newest arrival to the ANTS community is almost here.

Dusty and Nicole Keeton-Williams are over-due and expecting the arrival
of
their beautiful baby girl any day now. They live in 146C Herrick
House.
When the time comes, please think about offering a meal, a hug, a warm
smile
and an ear to listen or a shoulder to lean on as they transition into
the
unchartered territory of parenting and all of the joys and sleepless
nights
that that entails. I'll make sure I post an update when the baby
actually
makes its arrival.



----------------------
UPCOMING EVENTS - EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
----------------------
Business Meeting, Friday, November 9
Noon - 1:00 ish in the Upper Noyes Student Lounge
Agenda includes updates on the gardening club, the green lunches and
fireside chats, our work with ANTS on recycling, the information
packet, the
upcoming Winterim Eco-Theology course, and other activities.

Ecology Film Series Launches Thursday, November 15
6:30 p.m. (location tba)
"Kilowatt Ours" - an up-and-coming documentary that traces the wires
from
your light switch to their energy source and along the way finds
mountain
top removal, childhood asthma, global warming, and hope!

Fireside Chat with Rev. Mary Westfall, Thursday, November 29
6:30 p.m. (location tba)
Save the date for a special opportunity to meet with the instructor of
Winterim's eco-theology course.

For more information about these events and other eco-news (including
photos
from 11/3 rally in Concord) visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.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.

------------------------
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
------------------------
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
Help To Build Centro Shalom
February 16-26, 2008

Spend 10 days in the Andes Mountains of Chile working with members of
the Pentecostal Church of Chile helping to build Centro Shalom.

Centro Shalom, when complete, will be a unique center where people can
experience a renewed relationship with God, themselves, others, and
nature while surrounded by the beauty of the Andes Mountains. An
educational center is planned with Biblical and Christian foundations,
where programs, camps, retreats and workshops will be held and the
theories, practical techniques, and group dynamics will be explored to
develop stewards committed to Shalom and to the culture of peace, the
care of the earth and spiritual development.

NEEDED: 5 YOUTH, 1 FEMALE ADULT LEADER (she must be fluent in Spanish)
& 3 OTHER ADULT PARTICIPANTS
We are seeking a small and very select group of participants to work on
the first cluster of buildings for Centro Shalom. Participants will be
involved in, but not limited to, painting, landscaping, hanging sheet
rock, installing finish floors and other types of finish work in the new
Visitor Center and surrounding buildings. A willingness to work as part
of a team is far more important than specific skills in carpentry or
construction.

This trip is not for everybody…., but for those seeking a spiritual
renewal through working in the pristine Andes Mountains with like-minded
souls, this could be the trip for you. Working conditions as well as
living arrangements may be somewhat primitive with camping being the
most likely accommodation. Participants should be in reasonably good
physical condition.
Interested? Space is limited. Applications are now being accepted.
The cost is $2,300 per person and includes travel and all
accommodations. Would you like more information? Please email Terry
Hall at terryle56@yahoo.com

Sponsored by The Chile Mission Partnership Committee, Commission for
Mission and Justice Ministries of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ.

peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
------------------------
The fourth annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway
today! Please pray for this ministry, for all of the hands that touch
and prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will
serve. You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service
today until December 20th. Please get your friends, family, and youth
groups involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and
practice the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will
arrange to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be
blessed after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are
unable to attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy
Nienhuis - Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please
leave them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least
500 families. Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach
the stars.

Please see the ANTS home page in the next couple of days for the
shoebox recipe.

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed
donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this gesture
but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these types of
donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual exercise
for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of the ministry is to put
yourself in the place of a homeless person while making your box/es and
to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in order to create
spiritual community between yourself, your family, friends, and church
members and your homeless brothers and sisters in the world. You do not
need to fill the box with everything on the list. Be creative! The list
is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like to have to carry all
that you might own with you from place to place. What would you need?
What would be too tedious? What might provide comfort?


The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in
the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for its
recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in the
mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to
help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual
activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer
and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally
oppressed.

Peace

The Baptist Fellowship and The Black Student Fellowship

Contacts: eleavitt@ants.edu , rboyd@ants.edu , adipina@ants.edu

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

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302. I'm happy to talk with you once, or regularly, on any
topic related to writing at ANTS. You can feel free to drop by, but
it's usually wise to make an appointment.

Why not come fairly soon, and talk about/plan out those challenging
papers for the end of the semester?

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

Friday, November 02, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 02, 2007

In this message:

- BSF sponsored Lecture
- Prayer requested
- Chapel News (Nov. 3 - Nov. 9)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
- Bookstore open during Fall Open House
- NICK PAGE COMING TO CAMPUS
- UUCANS Events
- EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP - NOVEMBER BUSINESS MEETING
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
- PLANNING WORSHIP FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks


------------------------
BSF sponsored Lecture
------------------------
Thursday November 8, 2007
7pm Stoddard Hall
Rev. Dr. David D. Mitchell will lecture and facilitate a discussion on
"The New Face of Grass Roots Organizing around Justice issues and its
implications or possibilities for the Black Church", specifically
addressing the question: How might Church leaders strategically attempt
to address the issue he has coined as, "Destructive Capitalistic
Personality Complex" or (DCPC) for youths in our congregational
organizing efforts? Please see
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/110807blackstudentfellowship.html
for further information on this important lecture regarding youths in
your congregations.

------------------------
Prayer requested
------------------------
Would you please spare a thought for my wife and our baby that she is
carrying? She is due in six weeks and we just found out that the baby
is still breech. We are blessed that both mother and baby are otherwise
healthy, but thing would be better for them both if the baby would turn
around so that her head is down. Any prayers you could offer would be a
great help.

Thank you.

peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2)
------------------------
Dearest Community Members:
In the coming week our new chapel will be hosting a number of special

events, along with our usual weekly services. Please check out our
schedule below to see seven days of worship, fellowship, reflection
and remembrance at the Wilson Chapel.
~ned

Please join the admissions team at Open House on Sat. November 3rd as

we welcome prospective students into our worship experience. Morning

worship will be at 8:30 and run by Ned, and our afternoon worship at
2:45 will have a message offered by President Nick Carter and musical

offerings by Burns Stanfield.

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural
Wednesday: Donna Collins
Thursday: John Brock
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

Rev. Peter Gomes will be kicking off our Great Preacher Series at
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL this week.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Wednesday evening our campus will be hosting "Futuring Orlando
Costas" in the Chapel from 6:30pm to 8pm; this event if free and open

to the public.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. 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

------------------------
Bookstore open during Fall Open House
------------------------
The bookstore will be open 9 am - 2:30 pm tomorrow during Fall Open
House. Stop by to pick up that textbook you need or Advent planning
material for your field ed site.

------------------------
NICK PAGE COMING TO CAMPUS
------------------------
Nick Page, song-leader extraordinaire, composer, musician, and
conductor of the Mystic Chorale in Arlington will be leading songs in
the Meetinghouse as a part of the WOTA 646F class on November 15th at
10:30 am. All are invited to participate. See his webpage at
www.nickmusic.com


------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
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


----------------------
EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP - NOVEMBER BUSINESS MEETING
----------------------
EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP - NOVEMBER BUSINESS MEETING
Friday, November 9
Noon - 1:00 ish in the Upper Noyes Student Lounge

Agenda includes updates on the gardening club, the green lunches and
fireside chats, our work with ANTS on recycling, the information
packet, the
upcoming Winterim Eco-Theology course, and other activities.

For other news and information from the ecology fellowship visit our
website, http://www.ecologyfellowship.org

ALSO


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

------------------------
Annual Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!
------------------------
The fourth annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry is officially underway
today! Please pray for this ministry, for all of the hands that touch
and prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will
serve. You can begin to drop off boxes at any Wednesday chapel service
today until December 20th. Please get your friends, family, and youth
groups involved! This is a fun activity and a great way to teach and
practice the core principals of faith and the beloved community. We will
arrange to pick up off campus boxes if necessary. The boxes will be
blessed after each Wednesday all school chapel service. If you are
unable to attend Wednesday chapel please drop your box/es off with Nancy
Nienhuis - Worcester 204 anytime. If Nancy is not in her office please
leave them outside of her door. Our goal this year is to serve at least
500 families. Let's grab for the sky and with God's help we will reach
the stars.

Please see the ANTS home page in the next couple of days for the
shoebox recipe.

I have had many ask if we would accept separate, unwrapped, and unboxed
donations for the Shoebox Ministry this year. Thank you for this gesture
but I have decided that this year I will not take any of these types of
donations only because this ministry is meant to be a spiritual exercise
for both the giver and the recipient. The crux of the ministry is to put
yourself in the place of a homeless person while making your box/es and
to be in prayer and meditation while doing so in order to create
spiritual community between yourself, your family, friends, and church
members and your homeless brothers and sisters in the world. You do not
need to fill the box with everything on the list. Be creative! The list
is just a helping tool. Think of what it is like to have to carry all
that you might own with you from place to place. What would you need?
What would be too tedious? What might provide comfort?


The most important thing is that you include your prayers and spirit in
the making of your box/es. This is what is most transformational for its
recipients and yourselves. Perhaps, after spending a few hours in the
mind of a homeless person you might be inspired or pressed by God to
help in other ways, yet unknown. I hope you will do this as a spiritual
activity and be blessed with the knowledge that you have stood in prayer
and in deed with those who are economically, spiritually, and mentally
oppressed.

Peace

The Baptist Fellowship and The Black Student Fellowship

Contacts: eleavitt@ants.edu , rboyd@ants.edu , adipina@ants.edu

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

Thursday, November 01, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 01, 2007

In this message:

- Rev. Peter Gomes
- Services for Al Dean
- Chapel News (Nov. 3 - Nov. 9)
- Spanish Language for Ministry
- Welcome Event in Upper Noyes Friday November 2nd, 6pm-beyond
- NICK PAGE COMING TO CAMPUS
- UUCANS Events
- Ecology Fellowship
- Orlando Costas Program Lecture Event
- Two former inmates to speak Nov. 5th
- Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
- 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)
------------------------
Dearest Community Members:
In the coming week our new chapel will be hosting a number of special

events, along with our usual weekly services. Please check out our
schedule below to see seven days of worship, fellowship, reflection
and remembrance at the Wilson Chapel.
~ned

Please join the admissions team at Open House on Sat. November 3rd as

we welcome prospective students into our worship experience. Morning

worship will be at 8:30 and run by Ned, and our afternoon worship at
2:45 will have a message offered by President Nick Carter and musical

offerings by Burns Stanfield.

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Nov. 5-Nov. 9)
will be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural
Wednesday: Donna Collins
Thursday: John Brock
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

Rev. Peter Gomes will be kicking off our Great Preacher Series at
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL this week.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at noon in the sanctuary.

Wednesday evening our campus will be hosting "Futuring Orlando
Costas" in the Chapel from 6:30pm to 8pm; this event if free and open

to the public.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. 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

------------------------
NICK PAGE COMING TO CAMPUS
------------------------
Nick Page, song-leader extraordinaire, composer, musician, and
conductor of the Mystic Chorale in Arlington will be leading songs in
the Meetinghouse as a part of the WOTA 646F class on November 15th at
10:30 am. All are invited to participate. See his webpage at
www.nickmusic.com


------------------------
UUCANS Events
------------------------
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

------------------------
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
------------------------
Youth/Adult Spiritual Journey to the Andes Mountains, Chile February,
2008
Help To Build Centro Shalom
February 16-26, 2008

Spend 10 days in the Andes Mountains of Chile working with members of
the Pentecostal Church of Chile helping to build Centro Shalom.

Centro Shalom, when complete, will be a unique center where people can
experience a renewed relationship with God, themselves, others, and
nature while surrounded by the beauty of the Andes Mountains. An
educational center is planned with Biblical and Christian foundations,
where programs, camps, retreats and workshops will be held and the
theories, practical techniques, and group dynamics will be explored to
develop stewards committed to Shalom and to the culture of peace, the
care of the earth and spiritual development.

NEEDED: 5 YOUTH, 1 FEMALE ADULT LEADER (she must be fluent in Spanish)
& 3 OTHER ADULT PARTICIPANTS
We are seeking a small and very select group of participants to work on
the first cluster of buildings for Centro Shalom. Participants will be
involved in, but not limited to, painting, landscaping, hanging sheet
rock, installing finish floors and other types of finish work in the new
Visitor Center and surrounding buildings. A willingness to work as part
of a team is far more important than specific skills in carpentry or
construction.

This trip is not for everybody…., but for those seeking a spiritual
renewal through working in the pristine Andes Mountains with like-minded
souls, this could be the trip for you. Working conditions as well as
living arrangements may be somewhat primitive with camping being the
most likely accommodation. Participants should be in reasonably good
physical condition.
Interested? Space is limited. Applications are now being accepted.
The cost is $2,300 per person and includes travel and all
accommodations. Would you like more information? Please email Terry
Hall at terryle56@yahoo.com

Sponsored by The Chile Mission Partnership Committee, Commission for
Mission and Justice Ministries of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ.

peace,
Tom O'Brien

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