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Thursday, December 27, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, December 27, 2007

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- New Recycling Bin on Campus!
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafeteria January Hours
- Library schedule notice
- From the Registrar's Office
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for December and January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
------------------------
Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '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 and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.


------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on the two Tuesdays
of Winterim--January 8 and 15--and would be happy to meet with you.
Other dates in January might also be possible.

In February, the midday writing groups will likely continue on both
Tuesday and Thursday.

In the meantime, I'm happy to comment on your work via email, if we've
already met.

Looking forward to seeing you in the new year.

Helen Snively
ANTS writing tutor
Worcester 302
Tutor@ants.edu

------------------------
New Recycling Bin on Campus!
------------------------
We now have a new recycling bin on campus that takes mixed items of
metal, glass, and plastic. The list of what's acceptable follows below.
The new container is right next to the paper recycling bin and is
painted bright green. Please only deposit items on the list, and clean
everything before putting it in the bin. Special thanks to Frank at B&G
for making this happen.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

YES:
Metals:
Steel food/soup cans
Aluminum cans
Aluminum foil and trays
Empty aerosol cans
Empty and dry paint cans

Glass:
Clear bottles
Green and brown bottles
Plate glass

Plastics (Please remember that most items numbered 3-5 don't actually
get recycled but are shipped to 2/3 world countries that are paid to
take them, so when at all possible avoid purchasing items in such
containers.):
#1 (PET) plastic containers (soda bottles)
#2 (HDPE) plastic containers (milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles)
#3 (PVC) plastic containers (shampoo bottles)
#4 (LDPE) plastic containers (margarine tubs)
#5 (PP) plastic containers (yogurt cups)

Cardboard milk and juice cartons
Drink boxes

NO:
TRASH
Oil or hazardous chemicals
Propane tanks
Regulated medical waste
Food waste
Foam cups or foam plates
Paper cups or paper plates
Plastic bags or plastic wraps
Wood waste
Rubber waste
Textiles

All containers must be rinsed prior to recycling.

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PRTuition: $175 includes all materials.
Berkeley Room (next to Kendall Hall), Andover-Newton Theological School

Directions at www.ants.edu; parking available behind building.
Professional seminar director Rev. Robin Zucker teaches students, clergy
and counselors to use a series of respected, religion-neutral counseling
programs with pre-marital and marital couples. This seminar will expand
ministerial competencies, and enrich your counseling and ministry
practice for years to come. BYO Lunch; light breakfast provided.
Information and registration links at: http://www.flowingforce.com
Contact the Rev, Zucker at flowingforce@comcast.net, 978-369-0260

------------------------
Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
------------------------
Focus the Nation: A National Teach-in to Raise Awareness about Global
Climate Change

On Thursday, Jan. 31-the first day of the Spring semester-the ANTS
community will be participating in Focus the Nation (check out
www.focusthenation.org). Community forums, special worship services, an
interfaith sacred meal, and an all-night prayer vigil will help us place
the issue of global climate change in our own context here at ANTS. We
will learn together about what connects our faith to the environment,
and what it means to be spiritual leaders in a time of ecological
crisis.

We invite you to participate!
*Check out the Emerging Ecology Fellowship's website over the holidays
for updates.
*Contact Tempest Brevard <tbrevard@ants.edu> or Christina Ray
<cray@ants.edu> to get involved.
*Show up and help Focus the Nation. Activities will be occurring from
the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 30 until morning worship on Friday, Feb.
1.
Hope to see you there!

------------------------
Cafeteria January Hours
------------------------
The cafeteria will be open starting January 7th. Hours of operation are
Monday Through Friday 7:30am-1:30pm.
Continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00
coffee and beverages available all day
lunch served from 11:30-1:30
breakfast is $4.00
lunch is $5.75 soup, salad bar, and sandwich only.

The student lounge smart market cart will be closed until February 4th.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library schedule December 15 - January 4 is:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The Library will be closed December 24-25 and January 1.
The regular academic term schedule resumes Saturday, January 5.

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms may
be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a self-address,
stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries an
additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
rpermission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
Summer Institute in Art and Worship
------------------------
It's coming! Save the dates!

Summer Institute in Art and Worship,
June 22-25, 2008

Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground

Keynote presenters include:

Marty Haugen, a composer of liturgical music for both
Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. He has
had over 400 compositions published by GIA, Augsburg
Fortress and various other publishers. For the past 25
years he has presented workshops and concerts across
North America and in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Asia and
Central America for church musicians and anyone
interested in the renewal of worship.

Susan Briehl, a Lutheran pastor for 25 years is an
associate with the Valparaiso Project on Education and
the Formation of People in Faith. Her writings
include: Come, Lord Jesus, devotions for Advent,
Christmas and Epiphany, Turn my Heart: a Sacred
Journey from Brokenness to Healing, (with Marty
Haugen) and several liturgical and hymn texts.

Watch for future mailings and brochures about details
of registration, credits, daily schedules, etc.

------------------------
Bookstore hours for December and January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout December and January so you can purchase books for
Winterim and have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring
textbooks will begin arriving in early January.

The store will close Dec. 24 and 25, as well as the afternoon of Dec. 31
and New Year's Day.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you
going.

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, December 19, 2007

In this message:

- No New E-News until 12/27
- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- New Recycling Bin on Campus!
- Free Food
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafeteria January Hours
- Library schedule notice
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- From the Registrar's Office
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for December and January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!


------------------------
No New E-News until 12/27
------------------------
Please note, there will no new E-News until Thursday 12/27.


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
------------------------
Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '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 and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.


------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on the two Tuesdays
of Winterim--January 8 and 15--and would be happy to meet with you.
Other dates in January might also be possible.

In February, the midday writing groups will likely continue on both
Tuesday and Thursday.

In the meantime, I'm happy to comment on your work via email, if we've
already met.

Looking forward to seeing you in the new year.

Helen Snively
ANTS writing tutor
Worcester 302
Tutor@ants.edu

------------------------
New Recycling Bin on Campus!
------------------------
We now have a new recycling bin on campus that takes mixed items of
metal, glass, and plastic. The list of what's acceptable follows below.
The new container is right next to the paper recycling bin and is
painted bright green. Please only deposit items on the list, and clean
everything before putting it in the bin. Special thanks to Frank at B&G
for making this happen.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

YES:
Metals:
Steel food/soup cans
Aluminum cans
Aluminum foil and trays
Empty aerosol cans
Empty and dry paint cans

Glass:
Clear bottles
Green and brown bottles
Plate glass

Plastics (Please remember that most items numbered 3-5 don't actually
get recycled but are shipped to 2/3 world countries that are paid to
take them, so when at all possible avoid purchasing items in such
containers.):
#1 (PET) plastic containers (soda bottles)
#2 (HDPE) plastic containers (milk jugs, laundry detergent
bottles)
#3 (PVC) plastic containers (shampoo bottles)
#4 (LDPE) plastic containers (margarine tubs)
#5 (PP) plastic containers (yogurt cups)

Cardboard milk and juice cartons
Drink boxes

NO:
TRASH
Oil or hazardous chemicals
Propane tanks
Regulated medical waste
Food waste
Foam cups or foam plates
Paper cups or paper plates
Plastic bags or plastic wraps
Wood waste
Rubber waste
Textiles

All containers must be rinsed prior to recycling.

------------------------
Free Food
------------------------
Attention Students:

The kitchen in the Student Center in Upper Noyes has just had a
delivery of fresh produce. Anyone who would like to take some to enjoy
is welcome to it.

Merry Christmas from the cafeteria staff!

------------------------
Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
------------------------
Focus the Nation: A National Teach-in to Raise Awareness about Global
Climate Change

On Thursday, Jan. 31-the first day of the Spring semester-the ANTS
community will be participating in Focus the Nation (check out
www.focusthenation.org). Community forums, special worship services,
an interfaith sacred meal, and an all-night prayer vigil will help us
place the issue of global climate change in our own context here at
ANTS. We will learn together about what connects our faith to the
environment, and what it means to be spiritual leaders in a time of
ecological crisis.

We invite you to participate!
*Check out the Emerging Ecology Fellowship's website over the
holidays for updates.
*Contact Tempest Brevard <tbrevard@ants.edu> or Christina Ray
<cray@ants.edu> to get involved.
*Show up and help Focus the Nation. Activities will be occurring from
the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 30 until morning worship on Friday, Feb.
1.
Hope to see you there!

------------------------
Cafeteria January Hours
------------------------
The cafeteria will be open starting January 7th. Hours of operation are
Monday Through Friday 7:30am-1:30pm.
Continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00
coffee and beverages available all day
lunch served from 11:30-1:30
breakfast is $4.00
lunch is $5.75 soup, salad bar, and sandwich only.

The student lounge smart market cart will be closed until February
4th.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library schedule December 15 - January 4 is:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The Library will be closed December 24-25 and January 1.
The regular academic term schedule resumes Saturday, January 5.

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
The Annual ANTS Shoebox Ministry is taking off. We've had several
students and local churches begin to bring in their donations. I've
spoken with the administrators of Pine Street Inn and Victory House and
they wish to pass their gratitude along for your help. Both agencies
depend on your help in order to pass on toiletry items to their clients
this season and throughout the year. Thank you all for bringing in your
donations before 12/20. Without your help many people who need help
would go without.

Peace to you all,

Toni DiPina

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
Summer Institute in Art and Worship
------------------------
It's coming! Save the dates!

Summer Institute in Art and Worship,
June 22-25, 2008

Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground

Keynote presenters include:

Marty Haugen, a composer of liturgical music for both
Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. He has
had over 400 compositions published by GIA, Augsburg
Fortress and various other publishers. For the past 25
years he has presented workshops and concerts across
North America and in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Asia and
Central America for church musicians and anyone
interested in the renewal of worship.

Susan Briehl, a Lutheran pastor for 25 years is an
associate with the Valparaiso Project on Education and
the Formation of People in Faith. Her writings
include: Come, Lord Jesus, devotions for Advent,
Christmas and Epiphany, Turn my Heart: a Sacred
Journey from Brokenness to Healing, (with Marty
Haugen) and several liturgical and hymn texts.

Watch for future mailings and brochures about details
of registration, credits, daily schedules, etc.

------------------------
Bookstore hours for December and January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout December and January so you can purchase books for
Winterim and have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring
textbooks will begin arriving in early January.

The store will close Dec. 24 and 25, as well as the afternoon of Dec.
31 and New Year's Day.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you
going.

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

Monday, December 17, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, December 17, 2007

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Cafeteria January Hours
- Library schedule notice
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- From the Registrar's Office
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for December and January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
------------------------
Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '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 and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.

------------------------
Cafeteria January Hours
------------------------
The cafeteria will be open starting January 7th. Hours of operation are
Monday Through Friday 7:30am-1:30pm.
Continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00
coffee and beverages available all day
lunch served from 11:30-1:30
breakfast is $4.00
lunch is $5.75 soup, salad bar, and sandwich only.

The student lounge smart market cart will be closed until February
4th.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library schedule December 15 - January 4 is:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The Library will be closed December 24-25 and January 1.
The regular academic term schedule resumes Saturday, January 5.

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
The Annual ANTS Shoebox Ministry is taking off. We've had several
students and local churches begin to bring in their donations. I've
spoken with the administrators of Pine Street Inn and Victory House and
they wish to pass their gratitude along for your help. Both agencies
depend on your help in order to pass on toiletry items to their clients
this season and throughout the year. Thank you all for bringing in your
donations before 12/20. Without your help many people who need help
would go without.

Peace to you all,

Toni DiPina

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
Summer Institute in Art and Worship
------------------------
It's coming! Save the dates!

Summer Institute in Art and Worship,
June 22-25, 2008

Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground

Keynote presenters include:

Marty Haugen, a composer of liturgical music for both
Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. He has
had over 400 compositions published by GIA, Augsburg
Fortress and various other publishers. For the past 25
years he has presented workshops and concerts across
North America and in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Asia and
Central America for church musicians and anyone
interested in the renewal of worship.

Susan Briehl, a Lutheran pastor for 25 years is an
associate with the Valparaiso Project on Education and
the Formation of People in Faith. Her writings
include: Come, Lord Jesus, devotions for Advent,
Christmas and Epiphany, Turn my Heart: a Sacred
Journey from Brokenness to Healing, (with Marty
Haugen) and several liturgical and hymn texts.

Watch for future mailings and brochures about details
of registration, credits, daily schedules, etc.

------------------------
Bookstore hours for December and January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout December and January so you can purchase books for
Winterim and have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring
textbooks will begin arriving in early January.

The store will close Dec. 24 and 25, as well as the afternoon of Dec.
31 and New Year's Day.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you
going.

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

Friday, December 14, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, December 14, 2007

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Cafeteria January Hours
- Course Evaluations Online
- Library schedule notice
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- From the Registrar's Office
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for December and January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
------------------------
Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '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 and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.

------------------------
Cafeteria January Hours
------------------------
The cafeteria will be open starting January 7th. Hours of operation are
Monday Through Friday 7:30am-1:30pm.
Continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00
coffee and beverages available all day
lunch served from 11:30-1:30
breakfast is $4.00
lunch is $5.75 soup, salad bar, and sandwich only.

The student lounge smart market cart will be closed until February
4th.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library schedule December 15 - January 4 is:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The Library will be closed December 24-25 and January 1.
The regular academic term schedule resumes Saturday, January 5.

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
The Annual ANTS Shoebox Ministry is taking off. We've had several
students and local churches begin to bring in their donations. I've
spoken with the administrators of Pine Street Inn and Victory House and
they wish to pass their gratitude along for your help. Both agencies
depend on your help in order to pass on toiletry items to their clients
this season and throughout the year. Thank you all for bringing in your
donations before 12/20. Without your help many people who need help
would go without.

Peace to you all,

Toni DiPina

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
Summer Institute in Art and Worship
------------------------
It's coming! Save the dates!

Summer Institute in Art and Worship,
June 22-25, 2008

Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground

Keynote presenters include:

Marty Haugen, a composer of liturgical music for both
Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. He has
had over 400 compositions published by GIA, Augsburg
Fortress and various other publishers. For the past 25
years he has presented workshops and concerts across
North America and in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Asia and
Central America for church musicians and anyone
interested in the renewal of worship.

Susan Briehl, a Lutheran pastor for 25 years is an
associate with the Valparaiso Project on Education and
the Formation of People in Faith. Her writings
include: Come, Lord Jesus, devotions for Advent,
Christmas and Epiphany, Turn my Heart: a Sacred
Journey from Brokenness to Healing, (with Marty
Haugen) and several liturgical and hymn texts.

Watch for future mailings and brochures about details
of registration, credits, daily schedules, etc.

------------------------
Bookstore hours for December and January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout December and January so you can purchase books for
Winterim and have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring
textbooks will begin arriving in early January.

The store will close Dec. 24 and 25, as well as the afternoon of Dec.
31 and New Year's Day.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you
going.

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, December 12, 2007

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Registration for NEWT 664- Epistles
- Chapel News (Dec. 10 - Dec. 14)
- ECO-NEWS ON www.ECOLOGYFELLOWSHIP.ORG

- Baby O'Brien is here!
- Cafeteria January Hours
- Prayers for Ellen Brady
- Course Evaluations Online
- Library schedule notice
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- From the Registrar's Office
- Messiah Sing Update
- Bookstore hours for December and January
- Stafford Loan Info
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
------------------------
Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '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 and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.

------------------------
Registration for NEWT 664- Epistles
------------------------
PLEASE NOTE: Students who need to register for NEWT 664- Epistles with
Judy Haley and are not able must e-mail Nayda Aguila at NAguila@ants.edu
to be manually added to the course. She will add students in the order
that she receives e-mails. This is due to an isolated technical problem
with this one course.

------------------------
Chapel News (Dec. 10 - Dec. 14)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Dec. 10-14) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Donna Colletti-Lowre
Wednesday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Thursday: Bill Gural
Friday: Karen Hodges

Professor Daniel Jeyaraj 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.

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

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

Andover Newton
210 Herrick Rd. Box 48
Newton Center, MA 02459

413-230-7552 (cell)

JOIN US MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FOR MORNING PRAYER IN THE WILSON CHAPEL.
8:10 Doors Open
8:20 Special Music and Meditation/Prayer
8:30-8:50 Liturgy

------------------------
ECO-NEWS ON www.ECOLOGYFELLOWSHIP.ORG

------------------------
There's been a lot happening in the news on the ecological front while
we've
been busy writing papers and studying for final exams. The Senate
passed a
landmark climate change bill, a meeting in Bali has been shaping the
next
Kyoto Protocol, and Al Gore and the IPCC gave their Nobel Peace Prize
acceptance speeches in Norway. Visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org
and
get caught up on all the eco-news! You'll also find a few fun ideas for
a
simpler, less commercial holiday. If you like what you see sign up to
subscribe to the site's email service and keep connected! Happy
Holidays
from the Emerging Ecology Fellowship.

------------------------
Baby O'Brien is here!
------------------------
Please join me in raising a joyous prayer of thanksgiving for the birth
of my daughter.

After a grueling (for Rachel, not me) 34 hours in labor I am overjoyed
to announce the birth of Amelia Frances O'Brien! She was born Monday
December 10 at 6:46pm. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and measures 21
inches long. Older sister Charlotte is positively giddy over her new
baby sister.

Mom and baby are both doing wonderfully!

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Cafeteria January Hours
------------------------
The cafeteria will be open starting January 7th. Hours of operation are
Monday Through Friday 7:30am-1:30pm.
Continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00
coffee and beverages available all day
lunch served from 11:30-1:30
breakfast is $4.00
lunch is $5.75 soup, salad bar, and sandwich only.

The student lounge smart market cart will be closed until February
4th.

------------------------
Prayers for Ellen Brady
------------------------
Ellen Brady's father, Richard Wenzel, passed away last week. The
family will travel to Illinois for a funeral this weekend. Ellen asks
that you keep her and her family, and particularly her mother Priscilla,
in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Course Evaluations Online
------------------------
Greetings in this season of hope and waiting. I hope this email finds
you well and bringing the term to a happy ending.

As you might have learned already, the Dean's Team is working this year
to move what once were paper, in-class evaluations onto the Internet.
Please keep your eyes peeled for emails from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty.

We are using Connect to email students. If you did not enter an
alternate email into Connect, the message from Jennifer will come to
your ANTS account. Please direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny,
etomeny@ants.edu. The emails contain links you will follow to
confidential course surveys. These evaluations are required and provide
a huge service to the academic life of the school.

Emails will arrive in the next few days. We had some minor technical
problems early on, but we have addressed most of them. Your feedback and
suggestions on the process have been helpful and are welcome.

Again, these surveys are not only required (just as in-class
evaluations were completed by all in attendance in the past), they are
essential to our work as a school.

Thank you for working with us as we seek to improve our evaluation
process. All the best to you and yours!
Sarah Drummond

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party will be held in the cafe instead of the
Meeting House - 5:00 pm

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

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
The Annual ANTS Shoebox Ministry is taking off. We've had several
students and local churches begin to bring in their donations. I've
spoken with the administrators of Pine Street Inn and Victory House and
they wish to pass their gratitude along for your help. Both agencies
depend on your help in order to pass on toiletry items to their clients
this season and throughout the year. Thank you all for bringing in your
donations before 12/20. Without your help many people who need help
would go without.

Peace to you all,

Toni DiPina

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
Messiah Sing Update
------------------------
Messiah Sing this Friday, December 14

Thanks to an enthusiastic response of the invitation to sing and the
obvious relief about the end of the semester and the coming of the
nativity, a date has been set for the Messiah community sing. This
coming Friday, December 14, from approximately 5:30-8:30 P.M. we shall
gather at my home at 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (I live within
walking distance from campus, literally just down at the bottom of the
hill). I propose an expansion of the original concept of Handel and egg
nog; as we are already meeting at the dinner hour, why don't we get
take-out too? It has been suggested that we celebrate in true Southern
style and solicit our food from Blue Ribbon BBQ
(http://www.blueribbonbbq.com/menu.htm) . Yep, there's nothing like
greens 'n' ribs to celebrate the Christmas season right! So, the
plan is to call or email me with your order, I will pick it up and meet
y'all at my place for croonin' and communion. And, yes, we will
still provide the egg nog! Please contact me, Sherry Thomas, either via
email: shthomas2@comcast.net, or phone message: 617-965-2165.
Hallelujah!

------------------------
Bookstore hours for December and January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout December and January so you can purchase books for
Winterim and have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring
textbooks will begin arriving in early January.

The store will close Dec. 24 and 25, as well as the afternoon of Dec.
31 and New Year's Day.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you
going.

------------------------
Stafford Loan Info
------------------------
STAFFORD LOAN INFORMATION

As of January 1, lenders will be taking fees out of new Stafford
Loans. All loans approved prior to January 1 will not have any fees
taken out.

If you need a Stafford Loan or need additional funds, I will need to
have the loan paperwork by December 14th.

Rosemary Turano
Coordinator of Financial Aid

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, December 11, 2007

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Chapel News (Dec. 10 – Dec. 14)
- ECO-NEWS ON www.ECOLOGYFELLOWSHIP.ORG

- Baby O'Brien is here!
- Cafeteria January Hours
- Prayers for Ellen Brady
- Course Evaluations Online
- Holiday Party: Update (New Location)
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- From the Registrar's Office
- New Spring Course!
- Messiah Sing Update
- Bookstore hours for December and January
- Stafford Loan Info
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- UUCANS Potluck Forum With President Nick Carter


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
------------------------
Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '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 and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.

------------------------
Chapel News (Dec. 10 – Dec. 14)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Dec. 10-14) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Donna Colletti-Lowre
Wednesday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Thursday: Bill Gural
Friday: Karen Hodges

Professor Daniel Jeyaraj 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.

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

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

Andover Newton
210 Herrick Rd. Box 48
Newton Center, MA 02459

413-230-7552 (cell)

JOIN US MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FOR MORNING PRAYER IN THE WILSON CHAPEL.
8:10 Doors Open
8:20 Special Music and Meditation/Prayer
8:30-8:50 Liturgy

------------------------
ECO-NEWS ON www.ECOLOGYFELLOWSHIP.ORG

------------------------
There's been a lot happening in the news on the ecological front while
we've
been busy writing papers and studying for final exams. The Senate
passed a
landmark climate change bill, a meeting in Bali has been shaping the
next
Kyoto Protocol, and Al Gore and the IPCC gave their Nobel Peace Prize
acceptance speeches in Norway. Visit http://www.ecologyfellowship.org
and
get caught up on all the eco-news! You'll also find a few fun ideas for
a
simpler, less commercial holiday. If you like what you see sign up to
subscribe to the site's email service and keep connected! Happy
Holidays
from the Emerging Ecology Fellowship.

------------------------
Baby O'Brien is here!
------------------------
Please join me in raising a joyous prayer of thanksgiving for the birth
of my daughter.

After a grueling (for Rachel, not me) 34 hours in labor I am overjoyed
to announce the birth of Amelia Frances O'Brien! She was born Monday
December 10 at 6:46pm. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and measures 21
inches long. Older sister Charlotte is positively giddy over her new
baby sister.

Mom and baby are both doing wonderfully!

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Cafeteria January Hours
------------------------
The cafeteria will be open starting January 7th. Hours of operation are
Monday Through Friday 7:30am-1:30pm.
Continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00
coffee and beverages available all day
lunch served from 11:30-1:30
breakfast is $4.00
lunch is $5.75 soup, salad bar, and sandwich only.

The student lounge smart market cart will be closed until February
4th.

------------------------
Prayers for Ellen Brady
------------------------
Ellen Brady's father, Richard Wenzel, passed away last week. The
family will travel to Illinois for a funeral this weekend. Ellen asks
that you keep her and her family, and particularly her mother Priscilla,
in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Course Evaluations Online
------------------------
Greetings in this season of hope and waiting. I hope this email finds
you well and bringing the term to a happy ending.

As you might have learned already, the Dean's Team is working this year
to move what once were paper, in-class evaluations onto the Internet.
Please keep your eyes peeled for emails from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty.

We are using Connect to email students. If you did not enter an
alternate email into Connect, the message from Jennifer will come to
your ANTS account. Please direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny,
etomeny@ants.edu. The emails contain links you will follow to
confidential course surveys. These evaluations are required and provide
a huge service to the academic life of the school.

Emails will arrive in the next few days. We had some minor technical
problems early on, but we have addressed most of them. Your feedback and
suggestions on the process have been helpful and are welcome.

Again, these surveys are not only required (just as in-class
evaluations were completed by all in attendance in the past), they are
essential to our work as a school.

Thank you for working with us as we seek to improve our evaluation
process. All the best to you and yours!
Sarah Drummond

------------------------
Holiday Party - Update
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party will be held in the cafe instead of the
Meeting House - 5:00 pm

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

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
The Annual ANTS Shoebox Ministry is taking off. We've had several
students and local churches begin to bring in their donations. I've
spoken with the administrators of Pine Street Inn and Victory House and
they wish to pass their gratitude along for your help. Both agencies
depend on your help in order to pass on toiletry items to their clients
this season and throughout the year. Thank you all for bringing in your
donations before 12/20. Without your help many people who need help
would go without.

Peace to you all,

Toni DiPina

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
New Spring Course!
------------------------
INTE 764S
Introduction to Contemporary Islam
Professor Farid Esack
Wednesday 4:15-6:15 p.m.

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge of and
insight into developments and debates in the contemporary Muslim world.
These issues are shaped by local and global socio-historical
developments that are often lived out in tension with other communities,
nations or business interests. Students will examine some of the
critical issues that arise from the Islamic encounter with modernity and
post-modernity as Muslims struggle to remain faithful to tradition as
well as to their awareness of the inalienability of human rights and the
interrelatedness of the destiny of humankind.
** Note: This course is open to students at Hebrew College and Andover
Newton Theological School. Enrollment with permission of interfaith
faculty advisor-Dr. Gregory Mobley (ANTS) and Rabbi Or Rose (HC).

------------------------
Messiah Sing Update
------------------------
Messiah Sing this Friday, December 14

Thanks to an enthusiastic response of the invitation to sing and the
obvious relief about the end of the semester and the coming of the
nativity, a date has been set for the Messiah community sing. This
coming Friday, December 14, from approximately 5:30-8:30 P.M. we shall
gather at my home at 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (I live within
walking distance from campus, literally just down at the bottom of the
hill). I propose an expansion of the original concept of Handel and egg
nog; as we are already meeting at the dinner hour, why don't we get
take-out too? It has been suggested that we celebrate in true Southern
style and solicit our food from Blue Ribbon BBQ
(http://www.blueribbonbbq.com/menu.htm) . Yep, there's nothing like
greens 'n' ribs to celebrate the Christmas season right! So, the
plan is to call or email me with your order, I will pick it up and meet
y'all at my place for croonin' and communion. And, yes, we will
still provide the egg nog! Please contact me, Sherry Thomas, either via
email: shthomas2@comcast.net, or phone message: 617-965-2165.
Hallelujah!


------------------------
Bookstore hours for December and January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout December and January so you can purchase books for
Winterim and have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring
textbooks will begin arriving in early January.

The store will close Dec. 24 and 25, as well as the afternoon of Dec.
31 and New Year's Day.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you
going.

------------------------
Stafford Loan Info
------------------------
STAFFORD LOAN INFORMATION

As of January 1, lenders will be taking fees out of new Stafford
Loans. All loans approved prior to January 1 will not have any fees
taken out.

If you need a Stafford Loan or need additional funds, I will need to
have the loan paperwork by December 14th.

Rosemary Turano
Coordinator of Financial Aid

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

------------------------
UUCANS Potluck Forum With President Nick Carter
------------------------
Monday December 10th 5:00-7:00 PM Peck Room

All are welcome. Please let us know if you are coming by
contacting Christina omkrimkali@aol.com or 203-435-6110.
Bring food to share if you can and your own plate or bowl.

Monday, December 10, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, December 10, 2007

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Course Evaluations Online
- Holiday Party: Update (New Location)
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- From the Registrar's Office
- New Spring Course!
- Messiah Sing Update
- Bookstore hours for December and January
- Stafford Loan Info
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- UUCANS Potluck Forum With President Nick Carter
- Events for UCC Students


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
------------------------
Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '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 and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.

------------------------
Course Evaluations Online
------------------------
Greetings in this season of hope and waiting. I hope this email finds
you well and bringing the term to a happy ending.

As you might have learned already, the Dean's Team is working this year
to move what once were paper, in-class evaluations onto the Internet.
Please keep your eyes peeled for emails from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty.

We are using Connect to email students. If you did not enter an
alternate email into Connect, the message from Jennifer will come to
your ANTS account. Please direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny,
etomeny@ants.edu. The emails contain links you will follow to
confidential course surveys. These evaluations are required and provide
a huge service to the academic life of the school.

Emails will arrive in the next few days. We had some minor technical
problems early on, but we have addressed most of them. Your feedback and
suggestions on the process have been helpful and are welcome.

Again, these surveys are not only required (just as in-class evaluations
were completed by all in attendance in the past), they are essential to
our work as a school.

Thank you for working with us as we seek to improve our evaluation
process. All the best to you and yours!
Sarah Drummond

------------------------
Holiday Party - Update
------------------------
December 11th - Holiday Party will be held in the cafe instead of the
Meeting House - 5:00 pm

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

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday crafts
and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
Holiday Shoebox Ministry
------------------------
The Annual ANTS Shoebox Ministry is taking off. We've had several
students and local churches begin to bring in their donations. I've
spoken with the administrators of Pine Street Inn and Victory House and
they wish to pass their gratitude along for your help. Both agencies
depend on your help in order to pass on toiletry items to their clients
this season and throughout the year. Thank you all for bringing in your
donations before 12/20. Without your help many people who need help
would go without.

Peace to you all,

Toni DiPina

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms may
be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a self-address,
stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries an
additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
New Spring Course!
------------------------
INTE 764S
Introduction to Contemporary Islam
Professor Farid Esack
Wednesday 4:15-6:15 p.m.

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge of and
insight into developments and debates in the contemporary Muslim world.
These issues are shaped by local and global socio-historical
developments that are often lived out in tension with other communities,
nations or business interests. Students will examine some of the
critical issues that arise from the Islamic encounter with modernity and
post-modernity as Muslims struggle to remain faithful to tradition as
well as to their awareness of the inalienability of human rights and the
interrelatedness of the destiny of humankind.
** Note: This course is open to students at Hebrew College and Andover
Newton Theological School. Enrollment with permission of interfaith
faculty advisor-Dr. Gregory Mobley (ANTS) and Rabbi Or Rose (HC).

------------------------
Messiah Sing Update
------------------------
Messiah Sing this Friday, December 14

Thanks to an enthusiastic response of the invitation to sing and the
obvious relief about the end of the semester and the coming of the
nativity, a date has been set coming Friday, December 14, from approximately 5:30-8:30 P.M. we shall
gather at my home at 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (I live within
walking distance from campus, literally just down at the bottom of the
hill). I propose an expansion of the original concept of Handel and egg
nog; as we are already meeting at the dinner hour, why don't we get
take-out too? It has been suggested that we celebrate in true Southern
style and solicit our food from Blue Ribbon BBQ
(http://www.blueribbonbbq.com/menu.htm) . Yep, there's nothing like
greens 'n' ribs to celebrate the Christmas season right! So, the plan is
to call or email me with your order, I will pick it up and meet y'all at
my place for croonin' and communion. And, yes, we will still provide the
egg nog! Please contact me, Sherry Thomas, either via email:
shthomas2@comcast.net, or phone message: 617-965-2165. Hallelujah!


------------------------
Bookstore hours for December and January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout December and January so you can purchase books for
Winterim and have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring
textbooks will begin arriving in early January.

The store will close Dec. 24 and 25, as well as the afternoon of Dec. 31
and New Year's Day.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you
going.

------------------------
Stafford Loan Info
------------------------
STAFFORD LOAN INFORMATION

As of January 1, lenders will be taking fees out of new Stafford Loans.
All loans approved prior to January 1 will not have any fees taken out.

If you need a Stafford Loan or need additional funds, I will need to
have the loan paperwork by December 14th.

Rosemary Turano
Coordinator of Financial Aid

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

------------------------
UUCANS Potluck Forum With President Nick Carter
------------------------
Monday December 10th 5:00-7:00 PM Peck Room

All are welcome. Please let us know if you are coming by
contacting Christina omkrimkali@aol.com or 203-435-6110.
Bring food to share if you can and your own plate or bowl.

------------------------
Events for UCC Students
------------------------
As an In-Care UCC student or upper-level seminarian we would like to
invite you to join us at a workshop entitled: Search and Call:
Preparing Your Profile. This event will focus on the

In-Care and Search Process, Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an
Interview, and

Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network. This is a great opportunity
to ask all those questions you have about the Profile in particular!

This workshop will be held on Monday, January 28th at the Wellesley
(Village) Congregational Church. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be out
by 8:30 AM and we will start the program promptly at 9:00 AM and will
conclude at 12:30 PM. Wellesley (Village) Congregational Church is
located at

2 Central Street (Route 135) Wellesley, MA.

*****Please note: This is a repeat of the workshop that was offered on
November 14th, 2007.*****


There are two additional event scheduled in the Search and Call series.

February 13, 2008: Search & CTopics will include: Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process,
Reading a Church Profile, Interviewing Skills: How to Answer & What to
Ask


March 5, 2008: Search & Call - Benefits and Call Agreement

Location: ANTS Peck Room 9:00 - 12:30 PM

Topics will include: Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement, UCC Health
and Pension Benefits


General Information:

* All sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 AM with introductions and a
time of worship.

* Breakfast goodies will be available by 8:30 AM.

* Leaders will include: Associate Conference Ministers of the
Massachusetts Conference,

UCC as well as representatives of the Pension Boards, and others.

* Directions to Andover Newton can be found here:
http://www.ants.edu/about/directions

<http://www.ants.edu/about/directions.htm>

Registration details: These events are $20 each OR $50 for all three.
The cost includes all materials and breakfast items (bagels, pastries,
fruit, juice, coffee, and tea). Please register by sending a check, made
payable to MACUCC, NO LATER THAN one week prior to the event you want to
attend to:

Kris LoFrumento

MACUCC

One Badger Road

Framingham, MA 01702

* Please note which sessions you will be attending in the memo line*

There is scholarship money available, please contact Kris LoFrumento -
lofrumentok@macucc.org or 508-875-5233 x274 for more information or
with any questions.

Blessings, Kris (on behalf of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ)

Friday, December 07, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, December 07, 2007

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Course Evaluations Online
- Northeastern Sufi School Conference
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- The First Annual ANTS SWAP
- From the Registrar's Office
- New Spring Course!
- Sunday night - Decorating Upper Noyes
- Holiday Party
- Chapel News (Dec. 3 - Dec. 7)
- Messiah for the campus
- Stafford Loan Info
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- UUCANS Potluck Forum With President Nick Carter
- Events for UCC Students


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
------------------------
Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '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 and Winter 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 Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 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.

------------------------
Course Evaluations Online
------------------------
Greetings in this season of hope and waiting. I hope this email finds
you well and bringing the term to a happy ending.

As you might have learned already, the Dean's Team is working this year
to move what once were paper, in-class evaluations onto the Internet.
Please keep your eyes peeled for emails from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty.

We are using Connect to email students. If you did not enter an
alternate email into Connect, the message from Jennifer will come to
your ANTS account. Please direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny,
etomeny@ants.edu. The emails contain links you will follow to
confidential course surveys. These evaluations are required and provide
a huge service to the academic life of the school.

Emails will arrive in the next few days. We had some minor technical
problems early on, but we have addressed most of them. Your feedback and
suggestions on the process have been helpful and are welcome.

Again, these surveys are not only required (just as in-class
evaluations were completed by all in attendance in the past), they are
essential to our work as a school.

Thank you for working with us as we seek to improve our evaluation
process. All the best to you and yours!
Sarah Drummond

------------------------
Northeastern Sufi School Conference
------------------------
Dear ANTS Community:

We have been cordially asked to make a request for hospitality for
several attenders of the Northeastern Sufi School Conference featuring
teachings by Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal from Jerusalem. This is a most
exciting opportunity to learn across religious boarders and to be
introduced to the heart centered teachings of Islam's mystical
tradition.

Several of those attending require housing. Should you feel the
call to offer hospitality, please let the housing coordinators of the
Sufi
Conference know as soon as possible.

You will of course be required to file the form with the housing
office regarding overnight guests.

Should you live in either Kendall, Herrick or Fuller are willing to
share space from; Friday Dec. 7/07 through Monday morning Dec. 10/07.

To respond to either request please contact Ayyub, the housing
coordinator at 802-257-5739 or Zahra Carol Lee, main event coordinator
at
617-721-5215 as soon as possible.

Please email me directly should you have any other questions.
julianna_donofrio@yahoo.com

Blessings
Julianna

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
The First Annual ANTS SWAP
------------------------
ave something in your room that you really can't stand to look at any
longer?

Have something in your room that you really want to air out, even if
it's
only for two hours?

Have something in your room that you know someone else will really want
or
need?

Come to the ANTS Student Lounge on Friday, December 7th and Saturday,
December 8th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Bring with you whatever you would like to buy, sell or trade from
couch,
love seat or light shade!

Rules of the game:

1) You must bring the item yourself
2) You must take the item back home if no one wants it
3) No items can be left behind after 1:00pm for later pickup

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
New Spring Course!
------------------------
INTE 764S
Introduction to Contemporary Islam
Professor Farid Esack
Wednesday 4:15-6:15 p.m.

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge of and
insight into developments and debates in the contemporary Muslim world.
These issues are shaped by local and global socio-historical
developments that are often lived out in tension with other communities,
nations or business interests. Students will examine some of the
critical issues that arise from the Islamic encounter with modernity and
post-modernity as Muslims struggle to remain faithful to tradition as
well as to their awareness of the inalienability of human rights and the
interrelatedness of the destiny of humankind.
** Note: This course is open to students at Hebrew College and Andover
Newton Theological School. Enrollment with permission of interfaith
faculty advisor-Dr. Gregory Mobley (ANTS) and Rabbi Or Rose (HC).

------------------------
Sunday night - Decorating Upper Noyes
------------------------
Sunday night we'll Deck the Hall....Upper Noyes Hall that is.... Help
trim the tree. Bring ideas and supplies for decorations or a few you
have made. We'll have Christmas music to set the mood for a much
deserved break from writing papers and studying for finals. Bring snacks
to share. Come, join in the festivities.

Contact Judy Brandon
JBrandon@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

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

------------------------
Messiah for the campus
------------------------
Do you like to sing? Are you going to be around campus during the
holidays? Would you like to join an "open sing/open table" in the
spirit of holiday hospitality? I invite those who would like a venue in
which to sing the Messiah (or for those who would like to listen, as
singers always appreciate an audience!) to come to my home for a
community sing. All voice parts welcome. What I envision is gathering
around my festive defunct fireplace with a score in one hand and eggnog
in the other singing along to Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony.
We'll provide nativity noshes and welcome while you provide your voice
and appetite for celebration. This invitation includes students, staff,
faculty and families. The location couldn't be closer: the corner of
Braeland and Cypress, literally at the bottom of the hill. The day and
time will consensus-driven according to participants' schedules. The
purpose will be to join in an informal religious community celebration
of the season. If you are thinking of coming, please contact me, Sherry
Thomas, either via email: shthomas2@comcast.net, or phone message:
617-965-2165. Kiri te Kanawa and the rest of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
can't wait to see you!

------------------------
Stafford Loan Info
------------------------
STAFFORD LOAN INFORMATION

As of January 1, lenders will be taking fees out of new Stafford
Loans. All loans approved prior to January 1 will not have any fees
taken out.

If you need a Stafford Loan or need additional funds, I will need to
have the loan paperwork by December 14th.

Rosemary Turano
Coordinator of Financial Aid

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

------------------------
UUCANS Potluck Forum With President Nick Carter
------------------------
Monday December 10th 5:00-7:00 PM Peck Room

All are welcome. Please let us know if you are coming by
contacting Christina omkrimkali@aol.com or 203-435-6110.
Bring food to share if you can and your own plate or bowl.

------------------------
Events for UCC Students
------------------------
As an In-Care UCC student or upper-level seminarian we would like to
invite you to join us at a workshop entitled: Search and Call:
Preparing Your Profile. This event will focus on the

In-Care and Search Process, Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an
Interview, and

Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network. This is a great
opportunity
to ask all those questions you have about the Profile in particular!

This workshop will be held on Monday, January 28th at the Wellesley
(Village) Congregational Church. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be
out
by 8:30 AM and we will start the program promptly at 9:00 AM and will
conclude at 12:30 PM. Wellesley (Village) Congregational Church is
located at

2 Central Street (Route 135) Wellesley, MA.

*****Please note: This is a repeat of the workshop that was offered on
November 14th, 2007.*****


There are two additional event scheduled in the Search and Call
series.

February 13, 2008: Search & Call - Meeting with Search Committees

Location: ANTS Peck Room 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Topics will include: Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process,
Reading a Church Profile, Interviewing Skills: How to Answer & What to
Ask


March 5, 2008: Search & Call - Benefits and Call Agreement

Location: ANTS Peck Room 9:00 - 12:30 PM

Topics will include: Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement, UCC Health
and Pension Benefits


General Information:

* All sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 AM with introductions and a
time of worship.

* Breakfast goodies will be available by 8:30 AM.

* Leaders will include: Associate Conference Ministers of the
Massachusetts Conference,

UCC as well as representatives of the Pension Boards, and others.

* Directions to Andover Newton can be found here:
http://www.ants.edu/about/directions

<http://www.ants.edu/about/directions.htm>

Registration details: These events are $20 each OR $50 for all three.
The cost includes all materials and breakfast items (bagels, pastries,
fruit, juice, coffee, and tea). Please register by sending a check,
made
payable to MACUCC, NO LATER THAN one week prior to the event you want
to
attend to:

Kris LoFrumento

MACUCC

One Badger Road

Framingham, MA 01702

* Please note which sessions you will be attending in the memo line*

There is scholarship money available, please contact Kris LoFrumento -
lofrumentok@macucc.org or 508-875-5233 x274 for more information or
with any questions.

Blessings, Kris (on behalf of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, December 06, 2007

In this message:

- Course Evaluations Online
- Prayers requested
- Northeastern Sufi School Conference
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- The First Annual ANTS SWAP
- From the Registrar's Office
- EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP MEETING FRIDAY 12/7
- New Spring Course!
- Sunday night - Decorating Upper Noyes
- Holiday Party
- Chapel News (Dec. 3 - Dec. 7)
- Messiah for the campus
- Stafford Loan Info
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- UUCANS Potluck Forum With President Nick Carter
- Events for UCC Students


------------------------
Course Evaluations Online
------------------------
Greetings in this season of hope and waiting. I hope this email finds
you well and bringing the term to a happy ending.

As you might have learned already, the Dean's Team is working this year
to move what once were paper, in-class evaluations onto the Internet.
Please keep your eyes peeled for emails from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty.

We are using Connect to email students. If you did not enter an
alternate email into Connect, the message from Jennifer will come to
your ANTS account. Please direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny,
etomeny@ants.edu. The emails contain links you will follow to
confidential course surveys. These evaluations are required and provide
a huge service to the academic life of the school.

Emails will arrive in the next few days. We had some minor technical
problems early on, but we have addressed most of them. Your feedback and
suggestions on the process have been helpful and are welcome.

Again, these surveys are not only required (just as in-class
evaluations were completed by all in attendance in the past), they are
essential to our work as a school.

Thank you for working with us as we seek to improve our evaluation
process. All the best to you and yours!
Sarah Drummond

------------------------
Prayers requested
------------------------
We ask the thoughts and prayers of the Andover Newton Community for
Mary McKearney's daughter, Kerrie, recently diagnosed with lymphoma and
currently undergoing chemotherapy.The miracle of prayer is that it
begets more prayer and somehow we are held up during times of trial.
Please add your prayers to the wings holding up Mary and her family.
Thank you.

Priscilla Deck for the Institutional Development team.

------------------------
Northeastern Sufi School Conference
------------------------
Dear ANTS Community:

We have been cordially asked to make a request for hospitality for
several attenders of the Northeastern Sufi School Conference featuring
teachings by Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal from Jerusalem. This is a most
exciting opportunity to learn across religious boarders and to be
introduced to the heart centered teachings of Islam's mystical
tradition.

Several of those attending require housing. Should you feel the
call to offer hospitality, please let the housing coordinators of the
Sufi
Conference know as soon as possible.

You will of course be required to file the form with the housing
office regarding overnight guests.

Should you live in either Kendall, Herrick or Fuller are willing to
share space from; Friday Dec. 7/07 through Monday morning Dec. 10/07.

To respond to either request please contact Ayyub, the housing
coordinator at 802-257-5739 or Zahra Carol Lee, main event coordinator
at
617-721-5215 as soon as possible.

Please email me directly should you have any other questions.
julianna_donofrio@yahoo.com

Blessings
Julianna

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
The First Annual ANTS SWAP
------------------------
ave something in your room that you really can't stand to look at any
longer?

Have something in your room that you really want to air out, even if
it's
only for two hours?

Have something in your room that you know someone else will really want
or
need?

Come to the ANTS Student Lounge on Friday, December 7th and Saturday,
December 8th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Bring with you whatever you would like to buy, sell or trade from
couch,
love seat or light shade!

Rules of the game:

1) You must bring the item yourself
2) You must take the item back home if no one wants it
3) No items can be left behind after 1:00pm for later pickup

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

------------------------
EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP MEETING FRIDAY 12/7
------------------------
Join us for the last integrating business meeting of the semester
Friday,
December 7, from noon - 1:30 in the Upper Noyes Student Lounge. Come
hear
about the fantastic recycling news - the campus will soon be recycling
more
than just paper! Bring your lunch.

------------------------
New Spring Course!
------------------------
INTE 764S
Introduction to Contemporary Islam
Professor Farid Esack
Wednesday 4:15-6:15 p.m.

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge of and
insight into developments and debates in the contemporary Muslim world.
These issues are shaped by local and global socio-historical
developments that are often lived out in tension with other communities,
nations or business interests. Students will examine some of the
critical issues that arise from the Islamic encounter with modernity and
post-modernity as Muslims struggle to remain faithful to tradition as
well as to their awareness of the inalienability of human rights and the
interrelatedness of the destiny of humankind.
** Note: This course is open to students at Hebrew College and Andover
Newton Theological School. Enrollment with permission of interfaith
faculty advisor-Dr. Gregory Mobley (ANTS) and Rabbi Or Rose (HC).

------------------------
Sunday night - Decorating Upper Noyes
------------------------
Sunday night we'll Deck the Hall....Upper Noyes Hall that is.... Help
trim the tree. Bring ideas and supplies for decorations or a few you
have made. We'll have Christmas music to set the mood for a much
deserved break from writing papers and studying for finals. Bring snacks
to share. Come, join in the festivities.

Contact Judy Brandon
JBrandon@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

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

------------------------
Messiah for the campus
------------------------
Do you like to sing? Are you going to be around campus during the
holidays? Would you like to join an "open sing/open table" in the
spirit of holiday hospitality? I invite those who would like a venue in
which to sing the Messiah (or for those who would like to listen, as
singers always appreciate an audience!) to come to my home for a
community sing. All voice parts welcome. What I envision is gathering
around my festive defunct fireplace with a score in one hand and eggnog
in the other singing along to Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony.
We'll provide nativity noshes and welcome while you provide your voice
and appetite for celebration. This invitation includes students, staff,
faculty and families. The location couldn't be closer: the corner of
Braeland and Cypress, literally at the bottom of the hill. The day and
time will consensus-driven according to participants' schedules. The
purpose will be to join in an informal religious community celebration
of the season. If you are thinking of coming, please contact me, Sherry
Thomas, either via email: shthomas2@comcast.net, or phone message:
617-965-2165. Kiri te Kanawa and the rest of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
can't wait to see you!

------------------------
Stafford Loan Info
------------------------
STAFFORD LOAN INFORMATION

As of January 1, lenders will be taking fees out of new Stafford
Loans. All loans approved prior to January 1 will not have any fees
taken out.

If you need a Stafford Loan or need additional funds, I will need to
have the loan paperwork by December 14th.

Rosemary Turano
Coordinator of Financial Aid

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

------------------------
UUCANS Potluck Forum With President Nick Carter
------------------------
Monday December 10th 5:00-7:00 PM Peck Room

All are welcome. Please let us know if you are coming by
contacting Christina omkrimkali@aol.com or 203-435-6110.
Bring food to share if you can and your own plate or bowl.

------------------------
Events for UCC Students
------------------------
As an In-Care UCC student or upper-level seminarian we would like to
invite you to join us at a workshop entitled: Search and Call:
Preparing Your Profile. This event will focus on the

In-Care and Search Process, Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an
Interview, and

Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network. This is a great
opportunity
to ask all those questions you have about the Profile in particular!

This workshop will be held on Monday, January 28th at the Wellesley
(Village) Congregational Church. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be
out
by 8:30 AM and we will start the program promptly at 9:00 AM and will
conclude at 12:30 PM. Wellesley (Village) Congregational Church is
located at

2 Central Street (Route 135) Wellesley, MA.

*****Please note: This is a repeat of the workshop that was offered on
November 14th, 2007.*****


There are two additional event scheduled in the Search and Call
series.

February 13, 2008: Search & Call - Meeting with Search Committees

Location: ANTS Peck Room 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Topics will include: Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process,
Reading a Church Profile, Interviewing Skills: How to Answer & What to
Ask


March 5, 2008: Search & Call - Benefits and Call Agreement

Location: ANTS Peck Room 9:00 - 12:30 PM

Topics will include: Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement, UCC Health
and Pension Benefits


General Information:

* All sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 AM with introductions and a
time of worship.

* Breakfast goodies will be available by 8:30 AM.

* Leaders will include: Associate Conference Ministers of the
Massachusetts Conference,

UCC as well as representatives of the Pension Boards, and others.

* Directions to Andover Newton can be found here:
http://www.ants.edu/about/directions

<http://www.ants.edu/about/directions.htm>

Registration details: These events are $20 each OR $50 for all three.
The cost includes all materials and breakfast items (bagels, pastries,
fruit, juice, coffee, and tea). Please register by sending a check,
made
payable to MACUCC, NO LATER THAN one week prior to the event you want
to
attend to:

Kris LoFrumento

MACUCC

One Badger Road

Framingham, MA 01702

* Please note which sessions you will be attending in the memo line*

There is scholarship money available, please contact Kris LoFrumento -
lofrumentok@macucc.org or 508-875-5233 x274 for more information or
with any questions.

Blessings, Kris (on behalf of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, December 05, 2007

In this message:

- Course Evaluations Online
- Prayers requested
- Northeastern Sufi School Conference
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- The First Annual ANTS SWAP
- From the Registrar's Office
- SA Treasurer Resignation and Call for Candidates
- New Spring Course!
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- Holiday Party
- Chapel News (Dec. 3 - Dec. 7)
- Finding Light In The Darkness
- Stafford Loan Info
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
- Events for UCC Students


------------------------
Course Evaluations Online
------------------------
Greetings in this season of hope and waiting. I hope this email finds
you well and bringing the term to a happy ending.

As you might have learned already, the Dean's Team is working this year
to move what once were paper, in-class evaluations onto the Internet.
Please keep your eyes peeled for emails from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty.

We are using Connect to email students. If you did not enter an
alternate email into Connect, the message from Jennifer will come to
your ANTS account. Please direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny,
etomeny@ants.edu. The emails contain links you will follow to
confidential course surveys. These evaluations are required and provide
a huge service to the academic life of the school.

Emails will arrive in the next few days. We had some minor technical
problems early on, but we have addressed most of them. Your feedback and
suggestions on the process have been helpful and are welcome.

Again, these surveys are not only required (just as in-class
evaluations were completed by all in attendance in the past), they are
essential to our work as a school.

Thank you for working with us as we seek to improve our evaluation
process. All the best to you and yours!
Sarah Drummond

------------------------
Prayers requested
------------------------
We ask the thoughts and prayers of the Andover Newton Community for
Mary McKearney's daughter, Kerrie, recently diagnosed with lymphoma and
currently undergoing chemotherapy.The miracle of prayer is that it
begets more prayer and somehow we are held up during times of trial.
Please add your prayers to the wings holding up Mary and her family.
Thank you.

Priscilla Deck for the Institutional Development team.

------------------------
Northeastern Sufi School Conference
------------------------
Dear ANTS Community:

We have been cordially asked to make a request for hospitality for
several attenders of the Northeastern Sufi School Conference featuring
teachings by Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal from Jerusalem. This is a most
exciting opportunity to learn across religious boarders and to be
introduced to the heart centered teachings of Islam's mystical
tradition.

Several of those attending require housing. Should you feel the
call to offer hospitality, please let the housing coordinators of the
Sufi
Conference know as soon as possible.

You will of course be required to file the form with the housing
office regarding overnight guests.

Should you live in either Kendall, Herrick or Fuller are willing to
share space from; Friday Dec. 7/07 through Monday morning Dec. 10/07.

To respond to either request please contact Ayyub, the housing
coordinator at 802-257-5739 or Zahra Carol Lee, main event coordinator
at
617-721-5215 as soon as possible.

Please email me directly should you have any other questions.
julianna_donofrio@yahoo.com

Blessings
Julianna

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
The First Annual ANTS SWAP
------------------------
ave something in your room that you really can't stand to look at any
longer?

Have something in your room that you really want to air out, even if
it's
only for two hours?

Have something in your room that you know someone else will really want
or
need?

Come to the ANTS Student Lounge on Friday, December 7th and Saturday,
December 8th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Bring with you whatever you would like to buy, sell or trade from
couch,
love seat or light shade!

Rules of the game:

1) You must bring the item yourself
2) You must take the item back home if no one wants it
3) No items can be left behind after 1:00pm for later pickup

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

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

------------------------
New Spring Course!
------------------------
INTE 764S
Introduction to Contemporary Islam
Professor Farid Esack
Wednesday 4:15-6:15 p.m.

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge of and
insight into developments and debates in the contemporary Muslim world.
These issues are shaped by local and global socio-historical
developments that are often lived out in tension with other communities,
nations or business interests. Students will examine some of the
critical issues that arise from the Islamic encounter with modernity and
post-modernity as Muslims struggle to remain faithful to tradition as
well as to their awareness of the inalienability of human rights and the
interrelatedness of the destiny of humankind.
** Note: This course is open to students at Hebrew College and Andover
Newton Theological School. Enrollment with permission of interfaith
faculty advisor-Dr. Gregory Mobley (ANTS) and Rabbi Or Rose (HC).

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

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

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

------------------------
Stafford Loan Info
------------------------
STAFFORD LOAN INFORMATION

As of January 1, lenders will be taking fees out of new Stafford
Loans. All loans approved prior to January 1 will not have any fees
taken out.

If you need a Stafford Loan or need additional funds, I will need to
have the loan paperwork by December 14th.

Rosemary Turano
Coordinator of Financial Aid

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

------------------------
Events for UCC Students
------------------------
As an In-Care UCC student or upper-level seminarian we would like to
invite you to join us at a workshop entitled: Search and Call:
Preparing Your Profile. This event will focus on the

In-Care and Search Process, Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an
Interview, and

Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network. This is a great
opportunity
to ask all those questions you have about the Profile in particular!

This workshop will be held on Monday, January 28th at the Wellesley
(Village) Congregational Church. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be
out
by 8:30 AM and we will start the program promptly at 9:00 AM and will
conclude at 12:30 PM. Wellesley (Village) Congregational Church is
located at

2 Central Street (Route 135) Wellesley, MA.

*****Please note: This is a repeat of the workshop that was offered on
November 14th, 2007.*****


There are two additional event scheduled in the Search and Call
series.

February 13, 2008: Search & Call - Meeting with Search Committees

Location: ANTS Peck Room 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Topics will include: Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process,
Reading a Church Profile, Interviewing Skills: How to Answer & What to
Ask


March 5, 2008: Search & Call - Benefits and Call Agreement

Location: ANTS Peck Room 9:00 - 12:30 PM

Topics will include: Elements of a Pastoral Call Agreement, UCC Health
and Pension Benefits


General Information:

* All sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 AM with introductions and a
time of worship.

* Breakfast goodies will be available by 8:30 AM.

* Leaders will include: Associate Conference Ministers of the
Massachusetts Conference,

UCC as well as representatives of the Pension Boards, and others.

* Directions to Andover Newton can be found here:
http://www.ants.edu/about/directions

<http://www.ants.edu/about/directions.htm>

Registration details: These events are $20 each OR $50 for all three.
The cost includes all materials and breakfast items (bagels, pastries,
fruit, juice, coffee, and tea). Please register by sending a check,
made
payable to MACUCC, NO LATER THAN one week prior to the event you want
to
attend to:

Kris LoFrumento

MACUCC

One Badger Road

Framingham, MA 01702

* Please note which sessions you will be attending in the memo line*

There is scholarship money available, please contact Kris LoFrumento -
lofrumentok@macucc.org or 508-875-5233 x274 for more information or
with any questions.

Blessings, Kris (on behalf of the Massachusetts Conference, United
Church of Christ)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, December 04, 2007

In this message:

- Weds: Photography for Andover Newton Website
- Northeastern Sufi School Conference
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- The First Annual ANTS SWAP
- From the Registrar's Office
- SA Treasurer Resignation and Call for Candidates
- New Spring Course!
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Holiday Party
- Chapel News (Dec. 3 - Dec. 7)
- WEDNESDAY CHAPEL - GLOBAL AIDS SERVICE
- Finding Light In The Darkness
- Stafford Loan Info
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
- Upcoming Labyrinth Walks


------------------------
Weds: Photography for Andover Newton Website
------------------------
On Wednesday, December 5 a photographer from EPS Communications will be
on campus taking pictures to use on the new Andover Newton web site
(which will probably be launched in January). If you would be willing
to serve as a subject in some candid shots please contact the
photographer, John Hubbard at 781-729-5800, ext. 140. You can also
email John at: jhubbard@epscomm.com. This is a great way to help us
create a welcoming web space that invites prospective students to learn
who we are. If you are willing to be part of this, please contact
John.

And in addition, John will be taking pictures of the campus, including
of some classes. As always, if you prefer not to be in a photograph
just let John know. Thank you for your help with these efforts.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Northeastern Sufi School Conference
------------------------
Dear ANTS Community:

We have been cordially asked to make a request for hospitality for
several attenders of the Northeastern Sufi School Conference featuring
teachings by Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal from Jerusalem. This is a most
exciting opportunity to learn across religious boarders and to be
introduced to the heart centered teachings of Islam's mystical
tradition.

Several of those attending require housing. Should you feel the
call to offer hospitality, please let the housing coordinators of the
Sufi
Conference know as soon as possible.

You will of course be required to file the form with the housing
office regarding overnight guests.

Should you live in either Kendall, Herrick or Fuller are willing to
share space from; Friday Dec. 7/07 through Monday morning Dec. 10/07.

To respond to either request please contact Ayyub, the housing
coordinator at 802-257-5739 or Zahra Carol Lee, main event coordinator
at
617-721-5215 as soon as possible.

Please email me directly should you have any other questions.
julianna_donofrio@yahoo.com

Blessings
Julianna

------------------------
Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
------------------------
Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

------------------------
The First Annual ANTS SWAP
------------------------
ave something in your room that you really can't stand to look at any
longer?

Have something in your room that you really want to air out, even if
it's
only for two hours?

Have something in your room that you know someone else will really want
or
need?

Come to the ANTS Student Lounge on Friday, December 7th and Saturday,
December 8th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Bring with you whatever you would like to buy, sell or trade from
couch,
love seat or light shade!

Rules of the game:

1) You must bring the item yourself
2) You must take the item back home if no one wants it
3) No items can be left behind after 1:00pm for later pickup

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

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

------------------------
New Spring Course!
------------------------
INTE 764S
Introduction to Contemporary Islam
Professor Farid Esack
Wednesday 4:15-6:15 p.m.

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge of and
insight into developments and debates in the contemporary Muslim world.
These issues are shaped by local and global socio-historical
developments that are often lived out in tension with other communities,
nations or business interests. Students will examine some of the
critical issues that arise from the Islamic encounter with modernity and
post-modernity as Muslims struggle to remain faithful to tradition as
well as to their awareness of the inalienability of human rights and the
interrelatedness of the destiny of humankind.
** Note: This course is open to students at Hebrew College and Andover
Newton Theological School. Enrollment with permission of interfaith
faculty advisor-Dr. Gregory Mobley (ANTS) and Rabbi Or Rose (HC).

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

------------------------
WEDNESDAY CHAPEL - GLOBAL AIDS SERVICE
------------------------
Wednesday Chapel's will remember Global AIDS Day with the service
planned by African American and Latino students with a focus on how AIDS
is impacting these communities. Professor Valerie Dixon will be
offering the meditation - "Crucified Again: Women on the Cross."

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

------------------------
Stafford Loan Info
------------------------
STAFFORD LOAN INFORMATION

As of January 1, lenders will be taking fees out of new Stafford
Loans. All loans approved prior to January 1 will not have any fees
taken out.

If you need a Stafford Loan or need additional funds, I will need to
have the loan paperwork by December 14th.

Rosemary Turano
Coordinator of Financial Aid

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

Monday, December 03, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, December 03, 2007

In this message:

- SA Treasurer Resignation and Call for Candidates
- New Spring Course!
- 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
- 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.

------------------------
New Spring Course!
------------------------
INTE 764S
Introduction to Contemporary Islam
Professor Farid Esack
Wednesday 4:15-6:15 p.m.

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge of and
insight into developments and debates in the contemporary Muslim world.
These issues are shaped by local and global socio-historical
developments that are often lived out in tension with other communities,
nations or business interests. Students will examine some of the
critical issues that arise from the Islamic encounter with modernity and
post-modernity as Muslims struggle to remain faithful to tradition as
well as to their awareness of the inalienability of human rights and the
interrelatedness of the destiny of humankind.
** Note: This course is open to students at Hebrew College and Andover
Newton Theological School. Enrollment with permission of interfaith
faculty advisor-Dr. Gregory Mobley (ANTS) and Rabbi Or Rose (HC).

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

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