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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 30, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Cafeteria News (updated)
- Paid volunteer needed
- From the Registrar's office (Updated info on INTE 764)
- METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
- Chapel News
- Focus the Nation
- Call for volunteers
- How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
- Baptist - February 6 meeting
- Greening the Curriculum at ANTS
- The UCC Fellowship Remembers Nikki Kirby
- Can Poetry Save a Life?


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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 News
------------------------
I would like to Welcome everyone back to the cafeteria! Regular hours
will be back in full swing on Monday February 4th.

Breakfast -Tuesday through Thursday 7:30-10:00.
Lunch- Monday through Thursday 11:30-1:30.
Dinner- Monday through Thursday 4:30-6:30.

Please check out our website for weekly specials and menus.
www.antsdining.com


Please Welcome back Sheela in the student lounge for our smart market
cart, She will be serving beverages, sandwich's, salad's, and dessert.
Hours of operation Monday through Thursday 1:30-4:30 Friday's
8:30-4:30.

The Dining Hall will be open all day for beverages and snacks, between
meals.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at x303

Note: Thursday January 31 the cafe will be open for Breakfast
7:30-9:00, Lunch 11:30-1:30, and Dinner 4:30-6:30 Thursday night menu
will be; Chicken Italiano, Broccoli alfredo, and Herbed fettucine.

Employment: An opportunity has come to fill a space in the cafeteria.
We are seeking an employee to work 21 hours a week, running a cash
register and serving food. please call Liz in the cafeteria for more
information 617 964-1100 x303

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director
Andover Newton Theological School


------------------------
Paid volunteer needed
------------------------
The Woodbury Management Workshop is seeking an individual to drive
guest speaker Diana Butler Bass from Cambridge to campus on Thursday,
February 7th and Friday, February 8th at 8:00 am. A stipend will be
provided. Please contact Jen Walker at 617-964-1100 x316 or
jwalker@ants.edu for more information or to offer your services.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office (Updated info on INTE 764)
------------------------
The INTE 764- Intro. to Contemporary Islam course starts tomorrow,
Wednesday, January 30. Class will meet at Hebrew College, room 102-103,
lower level.

Spring 2008
Courses Closed
CHRS720 - [ELCHRS] Life as Pilgrimage
CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
ETHI 780-With Head and Heart
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

Spring 2008
Courses Canceled
P3 OLDT 512
WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

------------------------
METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
------------------------
On Wednesday, Febrary 6th there will be a Methodist Student Fellowship
to be held in the dinning hall at 12:00 noon. This meeting is open to
the
entire ANTS community. For further information contact bsmith@ants.edu


------------------------
Chapel News (updated)
------------------------
A couple of initial dates to keep in mind:

Morning worship will begin on the first day of classes, here is the
schedule:

Thursday, January 31:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Judy Brandon as a part of the
"Focus the Nation" event

Friday, February 1:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Ned Allyn Parker

Our first Wednesday Community Chapel service will be on February 6th
and lead by Burns Stanfield, with the message offered by President Nick
Carter.

The Andover Newton Community Choir will meet on Wednesday at 12:40 for
rehearsal with Burns in the Wilson Chapel. Everyone is invited to
participate.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Focus the Nation
------------------------
Focus the Nation--Today and Tomorrow!
See Schedule of Events below

ANTS joins over 1300 other educational, religious, and civic
organizations for a National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions.
As we learn more about global warming, we will learn more about the
connections between the Earth and our faith.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
7:30 p.m. Opening Prayer and Gathering Upper Noyes Student Lounge
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Watch "The 2% Solution," live from Earth Day
T.V. (Bring your cell phone to vote on climate change solutions!)

Thursday, Jan. 31
8:00 a.m. Chapel is Open for Meditation
8:30 a.m. Eco Morning Worship

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ANTS Community Forum: "Greening the Curriculum"
with Dean Herzog and Rev. Dr. Mary Westfall
Learn about coming changes; share your ideas
Upper Noyes Student Lounge

1:00-2:00 p.m. Eco Worship in the UU tradition
Wilson Chapel

5:00-6:00 p.m. Gratitude Dinner in the cafeteria
Simple prayers for the earth enhance our regular dinner fare

6:00-10:00 p.m. "For the Beauty of the Earth" in the Meeting House
6-9 pm: Art Night: make your own recycled paper and prayer
beads
6-8 pm: Walk the labyrinth and reflect on the beauty of the
earth
8-8:30 pm: Live Native American drumming
8:30-9 pm: Creation Ritual based on Psalm 104
9-10 pm: Candlelight vigil: Meeting House to Wilson Chapel

All day in the lobby of Davis:
Come sit a spell at the letter-writing table.
Tell your mayor, governor, and senators how you feel about global
climate change;
Express your gratitude to the ANTS Trustees for their sustainability
initiatives.

------------------------
Call for volunteers
------------------------
On May 10th Andover Newton is going to host a major conference on the
future of mission as part of our Bicentennial celebration. The title of
the event is "The Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives on Mission in
the 21st Century". Some of the key program elements for this event
are: a keynote speaker and panel presentations from 2/3 World
representatives, discussion groups with international guests for lay
leaders and pastors, to showcase "best practice" missional programs,
to have 20 workshops on mission programs and resources, to exhibit
information on leading programs and agencies, to have a special
missional worship service and registration.

As you can see we have a full day of activities planned and will need
the help of volunteers with mailings, registration, worship, exhibits
and displays, transportation, promotion, hosting guests and clean up.
If you have a couple of hours to spare between now and May 10th and
would like to give us a hand please contact Rev. Miriam Baez at
mbaez@ants.edu or at (617) 964- 1100 x280.

------------------------
How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
------------------------
1) Log in to Connect!
2) Click on the "Student" tab
3) In the navigation panel on the left, click on "Grade Report and
Transcript"
4) In "Grade Report", change "Term:" to the term whose grades you wish
to see
5) Click on "View Final Grade Report"

If you have any questions, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100
x314.

------------------------
Conference on Ministries
------------------------
Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

------------------------
Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
------------------------
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
Super
Tuesday Potluck

What? - Potluck meal to be shared in communion
Where? - 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (corner Braeland/Cypress,
bottom of Herrick)
When? - Tuesday, February 5 from 6PM until we all go home
Who? - All ANTS students, faculty and staff
Why? - Good news and bad news deserves to be celebrated and mourned in
fellowship
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at
<mailto:shthomas2@comcast.net>
shthomas2@comcast.net. Don't forget to vote!!

------------------------
Baptist - February 6 meeting
------------------------
The staff members at The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
(TABCOM) are interested in strengthening their connection with the
Baptist students at Andover Newton. This includes all Baptist
students,
not just ABC students from Massachusetts. In fact, anyone who likes to
fellowship with Baptists is welcome.

Our first visit will be Wed., Feb. 6 from Rev. Jim Sinclair, Area
Minister.
We'll meet in the cafeteria from approximately 11:30am until just
before
Chapel.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
~emily

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator, Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
Greening the Curriculum at ANTS
------------------------
Please join us
Thursday, Jan. 31
Noon til 1 PM
Student Lounge in Upper Noyes

for a Community Forum on "Greening the Curriculum."
Dean Herzog and Rev. Mary Westfall will lead a discussion on
integrating ecology and earth care into the curriculum at ANTS.
Hope to see you there!

------------------------
The UCC Fellowship Remembers Nikki Kirby
------------------------
This year's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner will be held in memory of
Nikki Kirby, beloved ANTS alum who died suddenly last October.

To make the event worthy of this honor, its focus will be two things
for which Nikki cares deeply: fellowship and feeding the hungry. So,
this year's event will be a pancake serving marathon combined with an
appeal to stock the food pantry in the Student Center in Upper Noyes.

UCC Fellowship members and other volunteers will serve pancakes in the
Student Center nightly from Friday, Feb. 1 through Tuesday, Feb. 5:

Friday: 9:00 - 10:00
Saturday: 8:30 - 10:00
Sunday: In lieu of pancakes, enjoy the Super Bowl party in the Student
Center
Monday: 8:30 - 10:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 10:00

All are welcome to gather for fellowship and we are asking those who
are able to bring donations to the food pantry. It is our hope that by
Ash Wednesday, the pantry will be filled with healthy foods and we will
improve our practice of maintaining it.

All students, faculty, staff and campus residents are welcome to attend
UCC Fellowship events!

To read more about hunger at ANTS and join an online forum, go to the
UCC Fellowship Forum on its public page in Connect.

Email cstasko@ants.edu with questions or to volunteer to help with this
event.

------------------------
Can Poetry Save a Life?
------------------------
In her third collection of poems, Susan Deborah King bears witness to
the soul's transformation in the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis and
subsequent mastectomy. The act of writing her latest collection of
poetry, One-Breasted Woman, was an essential part of her recovery. A
teacher of writing, a former Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist,
King leads retreats on creativity and spirituality.

Come meet "Sam" King at the Andover Newton Bookstore on Friday evening,
February 1 at 7 pm as she reads from her latest book. Bring your
friends. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 29, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Cafeteria News
- For the Beauty of the Earth
- From the Registrar's office (Updated info on INTE 764)
- METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
- Chapel News
- Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
- Call for volunteers
- How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
- Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
- Can Poetry Save a Life?


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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 News
------------------------
I would like to Welcome everyone back to the cafeteria! Regular hours
will be back in full swing on Monday February 4th.

Breakfast -Tuesday through Thursday 7:30-10:00.
Lunch- Monday through Thursday 11:30-1:30.
Dinner- Monday through Thursday 4:30-6:30.

Please check out our website for weekly specials and menus.
www.antsdining.com


Please Welcome back Sheela in the student lounge for our smart market
cart, She will be serving beverages, sandwich's, salad's, and dessert.
Hours of operation Monday through Thursday 1:30-4:30 Friday's
8:30-4:30.

The Dining Hall will be open all day for beverages and snacks, between
meals.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at x303

Note: Thursday January 31 the cafe will be open for Breakfast
7:30-9:00, Lunch 11:30-1:30, and Dinner 4:30-6:30 Thursday night menu
will be; Chicken Italiano, Broccoli alfredo, and Herbed fettucine.

Employment: An opportunity has come to fill a space in the cafeteria.
We are seeking an employee to work 21 hours a week, running a cash
register and serving food. please call Liz in the cafeteria for more
information 617 964-1100 x303

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
For the Beauty of the Earth
------------------------
For the Beauty of the Earth
Thursday, January 31, 2008
6-10 PM in the Meeting House

As part of "Focus the Nation" at ANTS, we invite you to an evening
of reverence, gratitude, and affirmation of universal responsibility for
ecological integrity and justice expressed through art, music, ritual,
and a candlelight vigil

ANTS joins over 1,300 other educational, religious, and civic
organizations to "Focus the Nation" on climate change. As we learn
more about global warming, we learn more about the connections between
the Earth and our faith

Schedule of Activities:
Wednesday, January 30
8 pm Screening of "The 2% Solution" (Student Lounge)

Thursday, January 31
8:30 am Eco Morning Worship (Chapel)
12:00 - 1:00 pm "Greening the Curriculum" Forum with Dean Herzog
and Rev. Mary Westfall (Student Lounge)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eco Worship in the UU tradition (Chapel)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Gratitude Dinner (Cafeteria)
6:00 - 10:00 pm "For the Beauty of the Earth" (Meeting House)
All Day Letter-writing table in Davis Lobby.

For more information: Christina Ray at cray@ants.edu Tempest
Brevard at tbrevard@ants.edu

------------------------
From the Registrar's office (Updated info on INTE 764)
------------------------
The INTE 764- Intro. to Contemporary Islam course starts tomorrow,
Wednesday, January 30. Class will meet at Hebrew College, room 102-103,
lower level.

Spring 2008
Courses Closed
CHRS720 - [ELCHRS] Life as Pilgrimage
CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
ETHI 780-With Head and Heart
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

Spring 2008
Courses Canceled
P3 OLDT 512
WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

------------------------
METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
------------------------
On Wednesday, Febrary 6th there will be a Methodist Student Fellowship
to be held in the dinning hall at 12:00 noon. This meeting is open to
the
entire ANTS community. For further information contact bsmith@ants.edu


------------------------
Chapel News
------------------------
Hi All

Big things will be happening in the Chapel this semester. I look
forward to our entire community coming learning and worshiping together
over the coming semester.

A couple of initial dates to keep in mind:

Morning worship will begin on the first day of classes, here is the
schedule:

Thursday, January 31:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Judy Brandon as a part of the
"Focus the Nation" event

Friday, February 1:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Ned Allyn Parker

Our first Wednesday Community Chapel service will be on February 6th
and lead by Burns Stanfield, with the message offered by President Nick
Carter.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
------------------------
Please Save the Date!

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in the annual
Andover Newton "Multicultural Festival." This year the festival will
be on Friday, Feb. 8, beginning around 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting House.
I hope that many of you will come.

We have a new staff member in the Admissions Office at Andover Newton,
Agnieszka Cram (she goes by Aga). Aga is going to spend part of her
time working with me to support international students and to help with
the Multicultural Festival. If you would like to present something from
your background (poem, music, whatever) please let Aga know and she'll
add you to the program. You may email Aga at agacram@gmail.com. In any
case, I hope all of you will come!

For those of you who were able to be with us last year you might recall
that it was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
Andover Newton! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening
for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to
celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This
will also be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring
something that reflects some component of your culture. I will also
supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, please
come anyway!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Call for volunteers
------------------------
On May 10th Andover Newton is going to host a major conference on the
future of mission as part of our Bicentennial celebration. The title of
the event is "The Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives on Mission in
the 21st Century". Some of the key program elements for this event
are: a keynote speaker and panel presentations from 2/3 World
representatives, discussion groups with international guests for lay
leaders and pastors, to showcase "best practice" missional programs,
to have 20 workshops on mission programs and resources, to exhibit
information on leading programs and agencies, to have a special
missional worship service and registration.

As you can see we have a full day of activities planned and will need
the help of volunteers with mailings, registration, worship, exhibits
and displays, transportation, promotion, hosting guests and clean up.
If you have a couple of hours to spare between now and May 10th and
would like to give us a hand please contact Rev. Miriam Baez at
mbaez@ants.edu or at (617) 964- 1100 x280.

------------------------
How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
------------------------
1) Log in to Connect!
2) Click on the "Student" tab
3) In the navigation panel on the left, click on "Grade Report and
Transcript"
4) In "Grade Report", change "Term:" to the term whose grades you wish
to see
5) Click on "View Final Grade Report"

If you have any questions, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100
x314.

------------------------
Conference on Ministries
------------------------
Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

------------------------
Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
------------------------
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
Super
Tuesday Potluck

What? - Potluck meal to be shared in communion
Where? - 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (corner Braeland/Cypress,
bottom of Herrick)
When? - Tuesday, February 5 from 6PM until we all go home
Who? - All ANTS students, faculty and staff
Why? - Good news and bad news deserves to be celebrated and mourned in
fellowship
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at
<mailto:shthomas2@comcast.net>
shthomas2@comcast.net. Don't forget to vote!!

------------------------
Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
------------------------
This Odd and Wondrous Calling: A Retreat at Craigville Conference
Center on Cape Cod for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy (3-5 years),
and Graduating Seminarians

June 5 and 6, 2008 with Martin Copenhaver, Lillian Daniel, and Chris
Braudaway-Bauman

The fee for the retreat, $120, covers the cost of four meals, an
overnight stay, linens and towels. All other costs are covered by
grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute, and
Our
Church's Wider Mission.

*Please RSVP no later than February 15, 2008. The full fee is due no
later than April 15, 2008.

Some scholarship assistance is available. Contact Kris LoFrumento,
lofrumentok@macucc.org for more info or with any questions.

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
------------------------
Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD
SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
in
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
Can Poetry Save a Life?
------------------------
In her third collection of poems, Susan Deborah King bears witness to
the soul's transformation in the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis and
subsequent mastectomy. The act of writing her latest collection of
poetry, One-Breasted Woman, was an essential part of her recovery. A
teacher of writing, a former Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist,
King leads retreats on creativity and spirituality.

Come meet "Sam" King at the Andover Newton Bookstore on Friday evening,
February 1 at 7 pm as she reads from her latest book. Bring your
friends. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, January 28, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 28, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- For the Beauty of the Earth
- From the Registrar's office
- METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
- Chapel News
- Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
- Call for volunteers
- How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
- Course Announcement-an Update
- Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
- Can Poetry Save a Life?
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
For the Beauty of the Earth
------------------------
For the Beauty of the Earth
Thursday, January 31, 2008
6-10 PM in the Meeting House

As part of "Focus the Nation" at ANTS, we invite you to an evening
of reverence, gratitude, and affirmation of universal responsibility for
ecological integrity and justice expressed through art, music, ritual,
and a candlelight vigil

ANTS joins over 1,300 other educational, religious, and civic
organizations to "Focus the Nation" on climate change. As we learn
more about global warming, we learn more about the connections between
the Earth and our faith

Schedule of Activities:
Wednesday, January 30
8 pm Screening of "The 2% Solution" (Student Lounge)

Thursday, January 31
8:30 am Eco Morning Worship (Chapel)
12:00 - 1:00 pm "Greening the Curriculum" Forum with Dean Herzog
and Rev. Mary Westfall (Student Lounge)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eco Worship in the UU tradition (Chapel)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Gratitude Dinner (Cafeteria)
6:00 - 10:00 pm "For the Beauty of the Earth" (Meeting House)
All Day Letter-writing table in Davis Lobby.

For more information: Christina Ray at cray@ants.edu Tempest
Brevard at tbrevard@ants.edu

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Spring 2008

Courses Closed
CHRS720 - [ELCHRS] Life as Pilgrimage
CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
ETHI 780-With Head and Heart
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

Canceled
P3 OLDT 512
WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

------------------------
METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
------------------------
On Wednesday, Febrary 6th there will be a Methodist Student Fellowship
to be held in the dinning hall at 12:00 noon. This meeting is open to
the
entire ANTS community. For further information contact bsmith@ants.edu


------------------------
Chapel News
------------------------
Hi All

Big things will be happening in the Chapel this semester. I look
forward to our entire community coming learning and worshiping together
over the coming semester.

A couple of initial dates to keep in mind:

Morning worship will begin on the first day of classes, here is the
schedule:

Thursday, January 31:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Judy Brandon as a part of the
"Focus the Nation" event

Friday, February 1:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Ned Allyn Parker

Our first Wednesday Community Chapel service will be on February 6th
and lead by Burns Stanfield, with the message offered by President Nick
Carter.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
------------------------
Please Save the Date!

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in the annual
Andover Newton "Multicultural Festival." This year the festival will
be on Friday, Feb. 8, beginning around 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting House.
I hope that many of you will come.

We have a new staff member in the Admissions Office at Andover Newton,
Agnieszka Cram (she goes by Aga). Aga is going to spend part of her
time working with me to support international students and to help with
the Multicultural Festival. If you would like to present something from
your background (poem, music, whatever) please let Aga know and she'll
add you to the program. You may email Aga at agacram@gmail.com. In any
case, I hope all of you will come!

For those of you who were able to be with us last year you might recall
that it was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
Andover Newton! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening
for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to
celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This
will also be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring
something that reflects some component of your culture. I will also
supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, please
come anyway!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Call for volunteers
------------------------
On May 10th Andover Newton is going to host a major conference on the
future of mission as part of our Bicentennial celebration. The title of
the event is "The Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives on Mission in
the 21st Century". Some of the key program elements for this event
are: a keynote speaker and panel presentations from 2/3 World
representatives, discussion groups with international guests for lay
leaders and pastors, to showcase "best practice" missional programs,
to have 20 workshops on mission programs and resources, to exhibit
information on leading programs and agencies, to have a special
missional worship service and registration.

As you can see we have a full day of activities planned and will need
the help of volunteers with mailings, registration, worship, exhibits
and displays, transportation, promotion, hosting guests and clean up.
If you have a couple of hours to spare between now and May 10th and
would like to give us a hand please contact Rev. Miriam Baez at
mbaez@ants.edu or at (617) 964- 1100 x280.

------------------------
How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
------------------------
1) Log in to Connect!
2) Click on the "Student" tab
3) In the navigation panel on the left, click on "Grade Report and
Transcript"
4) In "Grade Report", change "Term:" to the term whose grades you wish
to see
5) Click on "View Final Grade Report"

If you have any questions, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100
x314.

------------------------
Conference on Ministries
------------------------
Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

------------------------
Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
------------------------
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
Super
Tuesday Potluck

What? - Potluck meal to be shared in communion
Where? - 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (corner Braeland/Cypress,
bottom of Herrick)
When? - Tuesday, February 5 from 6PM until we all go home
Who? - All ANTS students, faculty and staff
Why? - Good news and bad news deserves to be celebrated and mourned in
fellowship
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at
<mailto:shthomas2@comcast.net>
shthomas2@comcast.net. Don't forget to vote!!

------------------------
Course Announcement-an Update
------------------------
Spring course

Registration is open for MDiv students. This course does NOT fulfill
your CMLE requirement. It will count as an upper level Ministerial
Practice or a general elective.

CMLE 752/852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM for Ministers in the
Vicinity/ DMin students

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling. This course will NOT fulfill the CMLE requirement.

For MIV registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
------------------------
This Odd and Wondrous Calling: A Retreat at Craigville Conference
Center on Cape Cod for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy (3-5 years),
and Graduating Seminarians

June 5 and 6, 2008 with Martin Copenhaver, Lillian Daniel, and Chris
Braudaway-Bauman

The fee for the retreat, $120, covers the cost of four meals, an
overnight stay, linens and towels. All other costs are covered by
grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute, and
Our
Church's Wider Mission.

*Please RSVP no later than February 15, 2008. The full fee is due no
later than April 15, 2008.

Some scholarship assistance is available. Contact Kris LoFrumento,
lofrumentok@macucc.org for more info or with any questions.

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
------------------------
Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD
SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
in
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
Can Poetry Save a Life?
------------------------
In her third collection of poems, Susan Deborah King bears witness to
the soul's transformation in the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis and
subsequent mastectomy. The act of writing her latest collection of
poetry, One-Breasted Woman, was an essential part of her recovery. A
teacher of writing, a former Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist,
King leads retreats on creativity and spirituality.

Come meet "Sam" King at the Andover Newton Bookstore on Friday evening,
February 1 at 7 pm as she reads from her latest book. Bring your
friends. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Friday, January 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 25, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- For the Beauty of the Earth
- From the Registrar's office
- Chapel News
- Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
- Ellis Oliver Ordination
- Job Opening in the Mail Room
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #1
- Course Announcement-an Update
- Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
- Can Poetry Save a Life?
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship


------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
For the Beauty of the Earth
------------------------
For the Beauty of the Earth
Thursday, January 31, 2008
6-10 PM in the Meeting House

As part of "Focus the Nation" at ANTS, we invite you to an evening
of reverence, gratitude, and affirmation of universal responsibility for
ecological integrity and justice expressed through art, music, ritual,
and a candlelight vigil

ANTS joins over 1,300 other educational, religious, and civic
organizations to "Focus the Nation" on climate change. As we learn
more about global warming, we learn more about the connections between
the Earth and our faith

Schedule of Activities:
Wednesday, January 30
8 pm Screening of "The 2% Solution" (Student Lounge)

Thursday, January 31
8:30 am Eco Morning Worship (Chapel)
12:00 - 1:00 pm "Greening the Curriculum" Forum with Dean Herzog
and Rev. Mary Westfall (Student Lounge)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eco Worship in the UU tradition (Chapel)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Gratitude Dinner (Cafeteria)
6:00 - 10:00 pm "For the Beauty of the Earth" (Meeting House)
All Day Letter-writing table in Davis Lobby.

For more information: Christina Ray at cray@ants.edu Tempest
Brevard at tbrevard@ants.edu

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Spring 2008

Courses Closed
CHRS720 - [ELCHRS] Life as Pilgrimage
CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
ETHI 780-With Head and Heart
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

Canceled
P3 OLDT 512
WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

------------------------
Chapel News
------------------------
Hi All

Big things will be happening in the Chapel this semester. I look
forward to our entire community coming learning and worshiping together
over the coming semester.

A couple of initial dates to keep in mind:

Morning worship will begin on the first day of classes, here is the
schedule:

Thursday, January 31:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Judy Brandon as a part of the
"Focus the Nation" event

Friday, February 1:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Ned Allyn Parker

Our first Wednesday Community Chapel service will be on February 6th
and lead by Burns Stanfield, with the message offered by President Nick
Carter.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
------------------------
Please Save the Date!

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in the annual
Andover Newton "Multicultural Festival." This year the festival will
be on Friday, Feb. 8, beginning around 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting House.
I hope that many of you will come.

We have a new staff member in the Admissions Office at Andover Newton,
Agnieszka Cram (she goes by Aga). Aga is going to spend part of her
time working with me to support international students and to help with
the Multicultural Festival. If you would like to present something from
your background (poem, music, whatever) please let Aga know and she'll
add you to the program. You may email Aga at agacram@gmail.com. In any
case, I hope all of you will come!

For those of you who were able to be with us last year you might recall
that it was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
Andover Newton! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening
for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to
celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This
will also be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring
something that reflects some component of your culture. I will also
supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, please
come anyway!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Ellis Oliver Ordination
------------------------
Ellis Oliver (Ollie) Jones, M.Div. 2006, has been called by the people
of Faith Lutheran Church, East Hartford, Connecticut, to serve as their
pastor. He will be ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament in
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on Sunday, January 27th, at
4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd, Chelmsford, MA
01824, (978) 256-6300. All are welcome!

------------------------
Job Opening in the Mail Room
------------------------
Mailroom Clerk

There is an opening for a mailroom clerk on the ANTS campus for the
spring semester. The job entails sorting and delivering mail on campus
and handing out packages to students two days a week from 11 to 4. If
you are interested, please send a short biography and your student
schedule to: housing@ants.edu Please use "Mail Room Clerk" in the
subject line.

------------------------
Conference on Ministries
------------------------
Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

------------------------
Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #1
------------------------
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
Super Tuesday Potluck

What? - Potluck meal to be shared in communion
Where? - 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (corner Braeland/Cypress,
bottom of Herrick)
When? - Tuesday, February 5 from 6PM until we all go home
Who? - All ANTS students, faculty and staff
Why? - Good news and bad news deserves to be celebrated and mourned in
fellowship
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at shthomas2@comcast.net.
Don't
forget to vote!!

------------------------
Course Announcement-an Update
------------------------
Spring course

Registration is open for MDiv students. This course does NOT fulfill
your CMLE requirement. It will count as an upper level Ministerial
Practice or a general elective.

CMLE 752/852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM for Ministers in the
Vicinity/ DMin students

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling. This course will NOT fulfill the CMLE requirement.

For MIV registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
------------------------
This Odd and Wondrous Calling: A Retreat at Craigville Conference
Center on Cape Cod for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy (3-5 years),
and Graduating Seminarians

June 5 and 6, 2008 with Martin Copenhaver, Lillian Daniel, and Chris
Braudaway-Bauman

The fee for the retreat, $120, covers the cost of four meals, an
overnight stay, linens and towels. All other costs are covered by
grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute, and
Our
Church's Wider Mission.

*Please RSVP no later than February 15, 2008. The full fee is due no
later than April 15, 2008.

Some scholarship assistance is available. Contact Kris LoFrumento,
lofrumentok@macucc.org for more info or with any questions.

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
------------------------
Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD
SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
in
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
Can Poetry Save a Life?
------------------------
In her third collection of poems, Susan Deborah King bears witness to
the soul's transformation in the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis and
subsequent mastectomy. The act of writing her latest collection of
poetry, One-Breasted Woman, was an essential part of her recovery. A
teacher of writing, a former Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist,
King leads retreats on creativity and spirituality.

Come meet "Sam" King at the Andover Newton Bookstore on Friday evening,
February 1 at 7 pm as she reads from her latest book. Bring your
friends. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 24, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- APPLETON-CHASE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
- From the Registrar's office
- Chapel News
- Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
- Ellis Oliver Ordination
- Job Opening in the Mail Room
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #1
- Course Announcement-an Update
- Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
- Can Poetry Save a Life?
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
APPLETON-CHASE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
------------------------
This coming Wednesday & Thursday (January 23 & 24) we will be priming
and painting the basement lounge of Appleton-Chase. Please come and join
in as we will need as many helping hands as possible! We will begin
around 11 and finishing up (hopefully) around 5 each day. Pizza and beer
will be provided to those who can help!!

If you have any questions please contact Ruth Edens at REdens@ants.edu
.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Spring 2008

Courses Closed
CHRS720 - [ELCHRS] Life as Pilgrimage
CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
ETHI 780-With Head and Heart
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

Canceled
P3 OLDT 512
WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

------------------------
Chapel News
------------------------
Hi All

Big things will be happening in the Chapel this semester. I look
forward to our entire community coming learning and worshiping together
over the coming semester.

A couple of initial dates to keep in mind:

Morning worship will begin on the first day of classes, here is the
schedule:

Thursday, January 31:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Judy Brandon as a part of the
"Focus the Nation" event

Friday, February 1:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Ned Allyn Parker

Our first Wednesday Community Chapel service will be on February 6th
and lead by Burns Stanfield, with the message offered by President Nick
Carter.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
------------------------
Please Save the Date!

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in the annual
Andover Newton "Multicultural Festival." This year the festival will
be on Friday, Feb. 8, beginning around 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting House.
I hope that many of you will come.

We have a new staff member in the Admissions Office at Andover Newton,
Agnieszka Cram (she goes by Aga). Aga is going to spend part of her
time working with me to support international students and to help with
the Multicultural Festival. If you would like to present something from
your background (poem, music, whatever) please let Aga know and she'll
add you to the program. You may email Aga at agacram@gmail.com. In any
case, I hope all of you will come!

For those of you who were able to be with us last year you might recall
that it was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
Andover Newton! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening
for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to
celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This
will also be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring
something that reflects some component of your culture. I will also
supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, please
come anyway!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Ellis Oliver Ordination
------------------------
Ellis Oliver (Ollie) Jones, M.Div. 2006, has been called by the people
of Faith Lutheran Church, East Hartford, Connecticut, to serve as their
pastor. He will be ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament in
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on Sunday, January 27th, at
4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd, Chelmsford, MA
01824, (978) 256-6300. All are welcome!

------------------------
Job Opening in the Mail Room
------------------------
Mailroom Clerk

There is an opening for a mailroom clerk on the ANTS campus for the
spring semester. The job entails sorting and delivering mail on campus
and handing out packages to students two days a week from 11 to 4. If
you are interested, please send a short biography and your student
schedule to: housing@ants.edu Please use "Mail Room Clerk" in the
subject line.

------------------------
Conference on Ministries
------------------------
Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

------------------------
Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #1
------------------------
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
Super Tuesday Potluck

What? - Potluck meal to be shared in communion
Where? - 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (corner Braeland/Cypress,
bottom of Herrick)
When? - Tuesday, February 5 from 6PM until we all go home
Who? - All ANTS students, faculty and staff
Why? - Good news and bad news deserves to be celebrated and mourned in
fellowship
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at shthomas2@comcast.net.
Don't
forget to vote!!

------------------------
Course Announcement-an Update
------------------------
Spring course

Registration is open for MDiv students. This course does NOT fulfill
your CMLE requirement. It will count as an upper level Ministerial
Practice or a general elective.

CMLE 752/852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM for Ministers in the
Vicinity/ DMin students

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling. This course will NOT fulfill the CMLE requirement.

For MIV registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
------------------------
This Odd and Wondrous Calling: A Retreat at Craigville Conference
Center on Cape Cod for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy (3-5 years),
and Graduating Seminarians

June 5 and 6, 2008 with Martin Copenhaver, Lillian Daniel, and Chris
Braudaway-Bauman

The fee for the retreat, $120, covers the cost of four meals, an
overnight stay, linens and towels. All other costs are covered by
grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute, and
Our
Church's Wider Mission.

*Please RSVP no later than February 15, 2008. The full fee is due no
later than April 15, 2008.

Some scholarship assistance is available. Contact Kris LoFrumento,
lofrumentok@macucc.org for more info or with any questions.

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
------------------------
Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD
SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
in
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
Can Poetry Save a Life?
------------------------
In her third collection of poems, Susan Deborah King bears witness to
the soul's transformation in the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis and
subsequent mastectomy. The act of writing her latest collection of
poetry, One-Breasted Woman, was an essential part of her recovery. A
teacher of writing, a former Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist,
King leads retreats on creativity and spirituality.
Come meet "Sam" King at the Andover Newton Bookstore on Friday evening,
February 1 at 7 pm as she reads from her latest book. Bring your
friends. Light refreshments will be served.

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

----------------------
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, January 23, 2008

E-news: Special Announcement (Power outage)

We have just received notice from our electricity provider (NSTAR) that they are going to be making improvements to their system, but in order to do so, they may need to interrupt electrical service for short periods of time on Thursday morning, January 24 between the hours of Midnight and 6:00am. They say these interruptions will only occur a couple of times during this time span and should only last about 30 minutes.

B&G

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 23, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- APPLETON-CHASE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
- From the Registrar's office
- Chapel News
- Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
- Ellis Oliver Ordination
- Job Opening in the Mail Room
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #1
- Course Announcement-an Update
- Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
- Interruption of electrical service
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
APPLETON-CHASE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
------------------------
This coming Wednesday & Thursday (January 23 & 24) we will be priming
and painting the basement lounge of Appleton-Chase. Please come and join
in as we will need as many helping hands as possible! We will begin
around 11 and finishing up (hopefully) around 5 each day. Pizza and beer
will be provided to those who can help!!

If you have any questions please contact Ruth Edens at REdens@ants.edu
.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CHRS720 - [ELCHRS] Life as Pilgrimage
CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
ETHI 780-With Head and Heart
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
Chapel News
------------------------
Hi All

Big things will be happening in the Chapel this semester. I look
forward to our entire community coming learning and worshiping together
over the coming semester.

A couple of initial dates to keep in mind:

Morning worship will begin on the first day of classes, here is the
schedule:

Thursday, January 31:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Judy Brandon as a part of the
"Focus the Nation" event

Friday, February 1:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Ned Allyn Parker

Our first Wednesday Community Chapel service will be on February 6th
and lead by Burns Stanfield, with the message offered by President Nick
Carter.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
------------------------
Please Save the Date!

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in the annual
Andover Newton "Multicultural Festival." This year the festival will
be on Friday, Feb. 8, beginning around 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting House.
I hope that many of you will come.

We have a new staff member in the Admissions Office at Andover Newton,
Agnieszka Cram (she goes by Aga). Aga is going to spend part of her
time working with me to support international students and to help with
the Multicultural Festival. If you would like to present something from
your background (poem, music, whatever) please let Aga know and she'll
add you to the program. You may email Aga at agacram@gmail.com. In any
case, I hope all of you will come!

For those of you who were able to be with us last year you might recall
that it was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
Andover Newton! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening
for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to
celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This
will also be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring
something that reflects some component of your culture. I will also
supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, please
come anyway!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Ellis Oliver Ordination
------------------------
Ellis Oliver (Ollie) Jones, M.Div. 2006, has been called by the people
of Faith Lutheran Church, East Hartford, Connecticut, to serve as their
pastor. He will be ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament in
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on Sunday, January 27th, at
4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd, Chelmsford, MA
01824, (978) 256-6300. All are welcome!

------------------------
Job Opening in the Mail Room
------------------------
Mailroom Clerk

There is an opening for a mailroom clerk on the ANTS campus for the
spring semester. The job entails sorting and delivering mail on campus
and handing out packages to students two days a week from 11 to 4. If
you are interested, please send a short biography and your student
schedule to: housing@ants.edu Please use "Mail Room Clerk" in the
subject line.

------------------------
Conference on Ministries
------------------------
Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

------------------------
Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #1
------------------------
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
Super Tuesday Potluck

What? - Potluck meal to be shared in communion
Where? - 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (corner Braeland/Cypress,
bottom of Herrick)
When? - Tuesday, February 5 from 6PM until we all go home
Who? - All ANTS students, faculty and staff
Why? - Good news and bad news deserves to be celebrated and mourned in
fellowship
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at shthomas2@comcast.net.
Don't
forget to vote!!

------------------------
Course Announcement-an Update
------------------------
Spring course

Registration is open for MDiv students. This course does NOT fulfill
your CMLE requirement. It will count as an upper level Ministerial
Practice or a general elective.

CMLE 752/852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM for Ministers in the
Vicinity/ DMin students

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling. This course will NOT fulfill the CMLE requirement.

For MIV registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Retreat for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy and Graduating
Seminarians
------------------------
This Odd and Wondrous Calling: A Retreat at Craigville Conference
Center on Cape Cod for New Clergy, Newly Seasoned Clergy (3-5 years),
and Graduating Seminarians

June 5 and 6, 2008 with Martin Copenhaver, Lillian Daniel, and Chris
Braudaway-Bauman

The fee for the retreat, $120, covers the cost of four meals, an
overnight stay, linens and towels. All other costs are covered by
grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute, and
Our
Church's Wider Mission.

*Please RSVP no later than February 15, 2008. The full fee is due no
later than April 15, 2008.

Some scholarship assistance is available. Contact Kris LoFrumento,
lofrumentok@macucc.org for more info or with any questions.

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
------------------------
Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD
SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
in
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
Interruption of electrical service
------------------------
We have just received notice from our electricity provider (NSTAR) that
they are going to be making improvements to their system, but in order
to do so, they may need to interrupt electrical service for short
periods of time on Thursday morning, January 24 between the hours of
Midnight and 6:00am. They say these interruptions will only occur a
couple of times during this time span and should only last about 30
minutes.

Building & Grounds

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

----------------------
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, January 22, 2008

Special Announcement - Conference on Ministries

Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that - offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call, anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people, and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary - Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 22, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- APPLETON-CHASE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
- From the Registrar's office
- Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
- Ellis Oliver Ordination
- Job Opening in the Mail Room
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #1
- Course Announcement-an Update
- Art Night
- Wilson Chapel wins award
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
- Interruption of electrical service
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
APPLETON-CHASE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
------------------------
This coming Wednesday & Thursday (January 23 & 24) we will be priming
and painting the basement lounge of Appleton-Chase. Please come and join
in as we will need as many helping hands as possible! We will begin
around 11 and finishing up (hopefully) around 5 each day. Pizza and beer
will be provided to those who can help!!

If you have any questions please contact Ruth Edens at REdens@ants.edu
.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
The following courses have low enrollment and by next Wednesday,
January 23, the Dean's office will decide if the courses will be
canceled.

WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, Feb. 8!
------------------------
Please Save the Date!

I am writing to invite you to once again participate in the annual
Andover Newton "Multicultural Festival." This year the festival will
be on Friday, Feb. 8, beginning around 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting House.
I hope that many of you will come.

We have a new staff member in the Admissions Office at Andover Newton,
Agnieszka Cram (she goes by Aga). Aga is going to spend part of her
time working with me to support international students and to help with
the Multicultural Festival. If you would like to present something from
your background (poem, music, whatever) please let Aga know and she'll
add you to the program. You may email Aga at agacram@gmail.com. In any
case, I hope all of you will come!

For those of you who were able to be with us last year you might recall
that it was a wonderful celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
Andover Newton! Many of you shared something and it was a great evening
for everyone. I hope you will be able to do so again. We want to
celebrate our heritage, regardless of where we might come from. This
will also be a pot-luck once again, so I encourage you to bring
something that reflects some component of your culture. I will also
supply food through my office so if you don't have time to cook, please
come anyway!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Ellis Oliver Ordination
------------------------
Ellis Oliver (Ollie) Jones, M.Div. 2006, has been called by the people
of Faith Lutheran Church, East Hartford, Connecticut, to serve as their
pastor. He will be ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament in
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on Sunday, January 27th, at
4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd, Chelmsford, MA
01824, (978) 256-6300. All are welcome!

------------------------
Job Opening in the Mail Room
------------------------
Mailroom Clerk

There is an opening for a mailroom clerk on the ANTS campus for the
spring semester. The job entails sorting and delivering mail on campus
and handing out packages to students two days a week from 11 to 4. If
you are interested, please send a short biography and your student
schedule to: housing@ants.edu Please use "Mail Room Clerk" in the
subject line.

------------------------
Conference on Ministries
------------------------
Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

------------------------
Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #1
------------------------
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
Super Tuesday Potluck

What? - Potluck meal to be shared in communion
Where? - 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (corner Braeland/Cypress,
bottom of Herrick)
When? - Tuesday, February 5 from 6PM until we all go home
Who? - All ANTS students, faculty and staff
Why? - Good news and bad news deserves to be celebrated and mourned in
fellowship
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at shthomas2@comcast.net.
Don't
forget to vote!!

------------------------
Course Announcement-an Update
------------------------
Spring course

Registration is open for MDiv students. This course does NOT fulfill
your CMLE requirement. It will count as an upper level Ministerial
Practice or a general elective.

CMLE 752/852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM for Ministers in the
Vicinity/ DMin students

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling. This course will NOT fulfill the CMLE requirement.

For MIV registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues throughout January term.
All are welcome (even if you don't consider yourself
to be an artist)
This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.

Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Wilson Chapel wins award
------------------------
From hundreds of nominated projects, Andover Newton Theological School
- Wilson Chapel has been chosen as a Building of America project and
will be featured in the upcoming Real Estate & Construction Review-2008
New England Edition. Each Building of America project is highlighted in
a case study that intertwines the words of the project's
owner/developer, consultants, architects and contractors to explain how
the teams worked together to design and build one of the region's most
important, innovative or unique new construction or renovation projects.


The Real Estate & Construction Review has been published by
Construction Communications since 1997. Each edition is published
annually and features the region's top projects as determined by our
editorial board. The publication is read and referenced by leaders
within the region's local governments, economic development groups,
financial institutions, owners, architects and contractors. Each edition
will also be available online at www.constructionreviews.com. The
website, accessed by industry leaders and decision makers throughout the
country, combines more than 30,000 links and millions of searches each
year. In January 2008 the company will begin a massive public relations
campaign utilizing PR Newswire. The campaign is designed to bring
millions of new viewers to the website.

We want to be sure that interviews will be available from the
owner/developer, architects, construction managers and/or general
contractors for the Andover Newton Theological School - Wilson Chapel
project. The writer assigned to this case study will be in contact with
your organization within the next few months. If you have any questions
or comments, feel free to contact Julie Zulch any time at 248-945-4700
ext. 115 or jzulch@constructionreviews.com. We look forward to working
with you.

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
------------------------
Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD
SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
in
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
Interruption of electrical service
------------------------
We have just received notice from our electricity provider (NSTAR) that
they are going to be making improvements to their system, but in order
to do so, they may need to interrupt electrical service for short
periods of time on Thursday morning, January 24 between the hours of
Midnight and 6:00am. They say these interruptions will only occur a
couple of times during this time span and should only last about 30
minutes.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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, January 18, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 18, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- APPLETON-CHASE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
- From the Registrar's office
- Update on Kurt Walker
- Kevin Goldenbogen's Ordination
- Job Opening in the Mail Room
- Library schedule notice
- Course Announcement-an Update
- Art Night
- Wilson Chapel wins award
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
APPLETON-CHASE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
------------------------
This coming Wednesday & Thursday (January 23 & 24) we will be priming
and painting the basement lounge of Appleton-Chase. Please come and join
in as we will need as many helping hands as possible! We will begin
around 11 and finishing up (hopefully) around 5 each day. Pizza and beer
will be provided to those who can help!!

If you have any questions please contact Ruth Edens at REdens@ants.edu
.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
The following courses have low enrollment and by next Wednesday,
January 23, the Dean's office will decide if the courses will be
canceled.

WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

------------------------
Update on Kurt Walker
------------------------
Hello Friends,

After being in the hospital from late last Friday evening until Monday
morning , I am feeling better than before I left. I take some comfort
in knowing that this infection most certainly took hold the day before I
left but I mistook it for a bug that had been traveling through the
family. Indeed, the infection was brought on by a strain of bacteria
that is common everywhere. I am having a wonderful time here in
(Madurai) talking to students and faculty at the Tamil Nadu Theological
Seminary about their experiences of Christianity here in India and have
had my liturgical world opened up immensely in this beautifully
pluralistic environment. I will be meeting up with the rest of the
group in Chennai (Madras) tomorrow morning (Friday, 1/18). I think I
can speak for all when I say that we have had a most wonderful and truly
immersive experience here and could not have asked for a more
academically and spiritually enriching experience.

Thank you for your prayers and your concerns and blessings of peace to
all,

Kurt

------------------------
Kevin Goldenbogen's Ordination
------------------------
The Andover Newton community is cordially invited to the ordination of
Kevin Goldenbogen, January 20th at 3:00 pm in the First Congregational
Church of Kittery, Maine. He has been called to the United Church of
Underhill in Underhill, VT, and actually began pastoring there on
January 6. If you cannot be with him in person Kevin asks that you keep
him in your prayers.

------------------------
Job Opening in the Mail Room
------------------------
Mailroom Clerk

There is an opening for a mailroom clerk on the ANTS campus for the
spring semester. The job entails sorting and delivering mail on campus
and handing out packages to students two days a week from 11 to 4. If
you are interested, please send a short biography and your student
schedule to: housing@ants.edu Please use "Mail Room Clerk" in the
subject line.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Please note the following holiday schedule:
Saturday, Jan 19 open 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 20 closed
Monday, Jan 21 closed, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

------------------------
Course Announcement-an Update
------------------------
Spring course

Registration is open for MDiv students. This course does NOT fulfill
your CMLE requirement. It will count as an upper level Ministerial
Practice or a general elective.

CMLE 752/852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM for Ministers in the
Vicinity/ DMin students

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling. This course will NOT fulfill the CMLE requirement.

For MIV registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues throughout January term.
All are welcome (even if you don't consider yourself
to be an artist)
This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.

Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Wilson Chapel wins award
------------------------
From hundreds of nominated projects, Andover Newton Theological School
- Wilson Chapel has been chosen as a Building of America project and
will be featured in the upcoming Real Estate & Construction Review-2008
New England Edition. Each Building of America project is highlighted in
a case study that intertwines the words of the project's
owner/developer, consultants, architects and contractors to explain how
the teams worked together to design and build one of the region's most
important, innovative or unique new construction or renovation projects.


The Real Estate & Construction Review has been published by
Construction Communications since 1997. Each edition is published
annually and features the region's top projects as determined by our
editorial board. The publication is read and referenced by leaders
within the region's local governments, economic development groups,
financial institutions, owners, architects and contractors. Each edition
will also be available online at www.constructionreviews.com. The
website, accessed by industry leaders and decision makers throughout the
country, combines more than 30,000 links and millions of searches each
year. In January 2008 the company will begin a massive public relations
campaign utilizing PR Newswire. The campaign is designed to bring
millions of new viewers to the website.

We want to be sure that interviews will be available from the
owner/developer, architects, construction managers and/or general
contractors for the Andover Newton Theological School - Wilson Chapel
project. The writer assigned to this case study will be in contact with
your organization within the next few months. If you have any questions
or comments, feel free to contact Julie Zulch any time at 248-945-4700
ext. 115 or jzulch@constructionreviews.com. We look forward to working
with you.

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
------------------------
Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD
SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
in
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 17, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- From the Registrar's office
- Update on Kurt Walker
- Job Opening in the Mail Room
- Library schedule notice
- Course Announcement
- Art Night
- Wilson Chapel wins award
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
The following courses have low enrollment and by next Wednesday,
January 23, the Dean's office will decide if the courses will be
canceled.

WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

------------------------
Update on Kurt Walker
------------------------
Hello Friends,

After being in the hospital from late last Friday evening until Monday
morning , I am feeling better than before I left. I take some comfort
in knowing that this infection most certainly took hold the day before I
left but I mistook it for a bug that had been traveling through the
family. Indeed, the infection was brought on by a strain of bacteria
that is common everywhere. I am having a wonderful time here in
(Madurai) talking to students and faculty at the Tamil Nadu Theological
Seminary about their experiences of Christianity here in India and have
had my liturgical world opened up immensely in this beautifully
pluralistic environment. I will be meeting up with the rest of the
group in Chennai (Madras) tomorrow morning (Friday, 1/18). I think I
can speak for all when I say that we have had a most wonderful and truly
immersive experience here and could not have asked for a more
academically and spiritually enriching experience.

Thank you for your prayers and your concerns and blessings of peace to
all,

Kurt

------------------------
Job Opening in the Mail Room
------------------------
Mailroom Clerk

There is an opening for a mailroom clerk on the ANTS campus for the
spring semester. The job entails sorting and delivering mail on campus
and handing out packages to students two days a week from 11 to 4. If
you are interested, please send a short biography and your student
schedule to: housing@ants.edu Please use "Mail Room Clerk" in the
subject line.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Please note the following holiday schedule:
Saturday, Jan 19 open 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 20 closed
Monday, Jan 21 closed, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

------------------------
Course Announcement
------------------------
Spring course for Ministers-in-the-Vicinity:

CMLE 852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM For Ministers in the
Vicinity

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling.

For registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues throughout January term.
All are welcome (even if you don't consider yourself
to be an artist)
This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.

Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Wilson Chapel wins award
------------------------
From hundreds of nominated projects, Andover Newton Theological School
- Wilson Chapel has been chosen as a Building of America project and
will be featured in the upcoming Real Estate & Construction Review-2008
New England Edition. Each Building of America project is highlighted in
a case study that intertwines the words of the project's
owner/developer, consultants, architects and contractors to explain how
the teams worked together to design and build one of the region's most
important, innovative or unique new construction or renovation projects.


The Real Estate & Construction Review has been published by
Construction Communications since 1997. Each edition is published
annually and features the region's top projects as determined by our
editorial board. The publication is read and referenced by leaders
within the region's local governments, economic development groups,
financial institutions, owners, architects and contractors. Each edition
will also be available online at www.constructionreviews.com. The
website, accessed by industry leaders and decision makers throughout the
country, combines more than 30,000 links and millions of searches each
year. In January 2008 the company will begin a massive public relations
campaign utilizing PR Newswire. The campaign is designed to bring
millions of new viewers to the website.

We want to be sure that interviews will be available from the
owner/developer, architects, construction managers and/or general
contractors for the Andover Newton Theological School - Wilson Chapel
project. The writer assigned to this case study will be in contact with
your organization within the next few months. If you have any questions
or comments, feel free to contact Julie Zulch any time at 248-945-4700
ext. 115 or jzulch@constructionreviews.com. We look forward to working
with you.

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR
------------------------
Congregation Or Yisrael Presents AN EVENING WITH DR. SHALOM PAUL DEAD
SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Monday evening February 11, 2008, 7:30 PM Wilson Chapel

Listen to a dynamic, enthusiastic, insightful and charismatic teacher!
His topic is The Ever-Alive
Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Importance for the Understanding of the Bible,
Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity. Internationally renowned
teacher, author and lecturer, Dr. Paul is recognized for his expertise
in
Bible. He is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead
Sea Scrolls Foundation Chairman
in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Paul
during dessert and coffee.

25 seats are being saved for students, staff and faculty of Andover
Newton. If you would like to reserve space, please RSVP no later than
February 4, 2008 to AODowd@ants.edu

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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, January 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 16, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- From the Registrar's office
- Prayer request
- Prayer request
- Discounted tickets for the BSO
- Course Announcement
- Art Night
- Wilson Chapel wins award
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
The following courses have low enrollment and by next Wednesday,
January 23, the Dean's office will decide if the courses will be
canceled.

WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

------------------------
Prayer request
------------------------
Please keep Kurt Walker in your prayers. While traveling in India, he
has become ill with a serious kidney infection. He has been in the
hospital for a few days and is about to be released. He will be staying
in the city of Madurai at the Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary for the
duration of the trip. He will be resting and building up strength for
the trip home on the 19th.

------------------------
Prayer request
------------------------
Please keep Rachel de Thomas and Don Allard in your thoughts and
prayers. Rachel is Sherry Thomas' daughter and Don is Rachel's husband.
They recently lost a shop to fire, one where Don had the bulk of his
major woodworking equipment for his business. Among the things they
lost was an irreplaceable 14 foot, 2 ton, century old lathe on which Don
made all the balusters for the recent major renovation of Trinity Church
in Boston. It's a devastating loss financially, as the equipment was not
insured. Please keep Rachel, Don, and Sherry in your thoughts and
prayers as they begin to pull their lives back together in the wake of
this devastating loss.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Discounted tickets for the BSO
------------------------
I have access to discounted tickets for the BSO's upcoming performances
of Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius". This is a beautiful faith-filled piece
that explores the journey from death to judgement to purgatory. As a
bonus, I will be singing (in the chorus)! The tickets are typically
$30-$114 but I can get them for 50% off. The tickets are available for
Thursday, January 24th @ 8:00 pm or Saturday, January 26th @ 8:00 pm. If
you are interested in getting tickets, let me know! jwalker@ants.edu

------------------------
Course Announcement
------------------------
Spring course for Ministers-in-the-Vicinity:

CMLE 852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM For Ministers in the
Vicinity

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling.

For registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues throughout January term.
All are welcome (even if you don't consider yourself
to be an artist)
This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.

Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Wilson Chapel wins award
------------------------
From hundreds of nominated projects, Andover Newton Theological School
- Wilson Chapel has been chosen as a Building of America project and
will be featured in the upcoming Real Estate & Construction Review-2008
New England Edition. Each Building of America project is highlighted in
a case study that intertwines the words of the project's
owner/developer, consultants, architects and contractors to explain how
the teams worked together to design and build one of the region's most
important, innovative or unique new construction or renovation projects.


The Real Estate & Construction Review has been published by
Construction Communications since 1997. Each edition is published
annually and features the region's top projects as determined by our
editorial board. The publication is read and referenced by leaders
within the region's local governments, economic development groups,
financial institutions, owners, architects and contractors. Each edition
will also be available online at www.constructionreviews.com. The
website, accessed by industry leaders and decision makers throughout the
country, combines more than 30,000 links and millions of searches each
year. In January 2008 the company will begin a massive public relations
campaign utilizing PR Newswire. The campaign is designed to bring
millions of new viewers to the website.

We want to be sure that interviews will be available from the
owner/developer, architects, construction managers and/or general
contractors for the Andover Newton Theological School - Wilson Chapel
project. The writer assigned to this case study will be in contact with
your organization within the next few months. If you have any questions
or comments, feel free to contact Julie Zulch any time at 248-945-4700
ext. 115 or jzulch@constructionreviews.com. We look forward to working
with you.

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships
for racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit www.thefund.org


------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 15, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Prayer request
- Prayer request
- Course Announcement
- Art Night
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
Prayer request
------------------------
Please keep Kurt Walker in your prayers. While traveling in India, he
has become ill with a serious kidney infection. He has been in the
hospital for a few days and is about to be released. He will be staying
in the city of Madurai at the Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary for the
duration of the trip. He will be resting and building up strength for
the trip home on the 19th.

------------------------
Prayer request
------------------------
Please keep Rachel de Thomas and Don Allard in your thoughts and
prayers. Rachel is Sherry Thomas' daughter and Don is Rachel's husband.
They recently lost a shop to fire, one where Don had the bulk of his
major woodworking equipment for his business. Among the things they
lost was an irreplaceable 14 foot, 2 ton, century old lathe on which Don
made all the balusters for the recent major renovation of Trinity Church
in Boston. It's a devastating loss financially, as the equipment was not
insured. Please keep Rachel, Don, and Sherry in your thoughts and
prayers as they begin to pull their lives back together in the wake of
this devastating loss.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Course Announcement
------------------------
Spring course for Ministers-in-the-Vicinity:

CMLE 852S
Interim Ministry: Theory and Practice
Thursdays, beginning January 31 from 2:00-5:00 PM For Ministers in the
Vicinity

Transitions between pastors is a unique time in the life of a
congregation. In more recent times this period is getting special
attention because of the issues faced when one pastor leaves and before
another arrives. An interim period well handled can help prepare the way
for the new pastor in such a way that she/he does not become in fact an
"Interim" even though called as the "Settled Pastor."

To help churches move through this period it has been recognized that
special skills are needed so that those who serve as interim pastors can
more effectively lead. Denominations have begun to do more to prepare
both congregations and pastors for this period. Denominations in the
Free Church tradition have long used interims, but are now beginning to
set standards and offer training. The American Baptist Churches of
Massachusetts, the Unitarian Universalist Interim Ministers Guild and
the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have all
expressed satisfaction that this course syllabus addresses the issues
and demands of interim ministry in a comprehensive way, offering skill
sets the interim minister will need. In addition, we are aware that
those denominations that fall into the connectional system are taking a
serious look at the importance of the interim period and the skills
required to help such congregations.

The team members have considerable experience as pastors, interim
pastors in a number of denominations, and as teachers at Andover Newton.
It is their intention to bring those experiences to the classroom. The
course has been designed to appeal to those doing Interim Ministry as
well as those who are exploring the possibilities of Interim Ministry as
a calling.

For registration please fill out the MIV form
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/MIVappreg.pdf


------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues throughout January term.
All are welcome (even if you don't consider yourself
to be an artist)
This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.

Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesday January
15 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

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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

------------------------
Workshop for Church Sign Language Interpreters
------------------------
February 8 and 9, 2008
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road in Lexington, MA

The Institute for Deaf Ministry Development, Inc. (IFDMD) is sponsoring
a two-day training (6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday)
that will focus on ways to increase auditory memory capacity in order to
produce the equivalent message in American Sign Language (ASL). This
skill-building workshop will include hands-on practice and work in small
groups. The certified instructor is Diane Fowler, who has been
interpreting professionally since 1990.

The registration fee of $125 on or before January 25, otherwise $150
and includes Friday and Saturday meals and workshop materials. Space
limited to 25. Participants who need a sign language interpreter must
make their request by January 25.

For registration form and more information, email <IDMD4@hotmail.com>.
This training is also sponsored by BU Interpreter Education Center,
D.E.A.F., Inc. and Grace Chapel. CEUs or ACET credits are available
through Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center.
More information may be available from IDMD4@hotmail.com.

------------------------
Cafateria opening
------------------------
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu www.antsdining.com


------------------------
Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships
for racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit www.thefund.org


------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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, January 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 11, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Prayer request
- Art Night
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
Prayer request
------------------------
Please keep Rachel de Thomas and Don Allard in your thoughts and
prayers. Rachel is Sherry Thomas' daughter and Don is Rachel's husband.
They recently lost a shop to fire, one where Don had the bulk of his
major woodworking equipment for his business. Among the things they
lost was an irreplaceable 14 foot, 2 ton, century old lathe on which Don
made all the balusters for the recent major renovation of Trinity Church
in Boston. It's a devastating loss financially, as the equipment was not
insured. Please keep Rachel, Don, and Sherry in your thoughts and
prayers as they begin to pull their lives back together in the wake of
this devastating loss.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues throughout January term.
All are welcome (even if you don't consider yourself
to be an artist)
This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.

Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesday January
15 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

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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!

------------------------
Cafateria opening
------------------------
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu www.antsdining.com


------------------------
Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships
for racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit www.thefund.org


------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 10, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Prayer request
- Art Night
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
Prayer request
------------------------
Please keep Rachel de Thomas and Don Allard in your thoughts and
prayers. Rachel is Sherry Thomas' daughter and Don is Rachel's husband.
They recently lost a shop to fire, one where Don had the bulk of his
major woodworking equipment for his business. Among the things they
lost was an irreplaceable 14 foot, 2 ton, century old lathe on which Don
made all the balusters for the recent major renovation of Trinity Church
in Boston. It's a devastating loss financially, as the equipment was not
insured. Please keep Rachel, Don, and Sherry in your thoughts and
prayers as they begin to pull their lives back together in the wake of
this devastating loss.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues throughout January term.
All are welcome (even if you don't consider yourself
to be an artist)
This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore
art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.

Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesday January
15 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

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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!

------------------------
Cafateria opening
------------------------
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu www.antsdining.com


------------------------
Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships
for racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit www.thefund.org


------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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, January 09, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 09, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- COURSE TIME CHANGE
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Students for Commencement Committee
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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 TIME CHANGE
------------------------
Please note: The time for OLDT 648S - Psalms and Worship in Israel -
has been changed from Tuesday evenings to Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 -
4:50 pm. This change was not accurately reflected in some sources.

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesday January
15 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

------------------------
Students for Commencement Committee
------------------------
Even though it's only January, the Commencement Committee will begin
meeting soon. I am looking for a few graduating seniors and other
students to serve on this committee. If you are interested, please
contact me right away. We work hard, have a good time, and would love
to have you with us!

Happy New Year,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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!

------------------------
Cafateria opening
------------------------
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu www.antsdining.com


------------------------
Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships
for racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit www.thefund.org


------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 08, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Prayer Request
- COURSE TIME CHANGE
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Students for Commencement Committee
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
Please hold Erica Baron in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers
from a car accident on New Year's Day. She was hit by a car while
checking on the safety of other drivers after a minor ice-related
accident. Her left ankle was broken and right leg was cut. Fortunately
she was not hurt seriously and all others involved in the accident were
unharmed. She would appreciate your prayers as she heals.

------------------------
COURSE TIME CHANGE
------------------------
Please note: The time for OLDT 648S - Psalms and Worship in Israel -
has been changed from Tuesday evenings to Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 -
4:50 pm. This change was not accurately reflected in some sources.

------------------------
Message from the Writing Tutor
------------------------
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesday January
15 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

------------------------
Students for Commencement Committee
------------------------
Even though it's only January, the Commencement Committee will begin
meeting soon. I am looking for a few graduating seniors and other
students to serve on this committee. If you are interested, please
contact me right away. We work hard, have a good time, and would love
to have you with us!

Happy New Year,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
One Day Training for Ministers
------------------------
PREPARE/ENRICH

Pre-Marital/Marital Counseling Program
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $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!

------------------------
Cafateria opening
------------------------
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu www.antsdining.com


------------------------
Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships
for racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit www.thefund.org


------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 January
------------------------
The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout 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.

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, January 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 07, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Prayer Request
- COURSE TIME CHANGE
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Students for Commencement Committee
- Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
- Order Your Semester T-Pass
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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.

------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
Please hold Erica Baron in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers
from a car accident on New Year's Day. She was hit by a car while
checking on the safety of other drivers after a minor ice-related
accident. Her left ankle was broken and right leg was cut. Fortunately
she was not hurt seriously and all others involved in the accident were
unharmed. She would appreciate your prayers as she heals.

------------------------
COURSE TIME CHANGE
------------------------
Please note: The time for OLDT 648S - Psalms and Worship in Israel -
has been changed from Tuesday evenings to Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 -
4:50 pm. This change was not accurately reflected in some sources.

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

------------------------
Students for Commencement Committee
------------------------
Even though it's only January, the Commencement Committee will begin
meeting soon. I am looking for a few graduating seniors and other
students to serve on this committee. If you are interested, please
contact me right away. We work hard, have a good time, and would love
to have you with us!

Happy New Year,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
------------------------
Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
Tuesday, January 8 with The Reverend Wil Willimon
1:00pm- Chapel Service and Panel Discussion (Dr. Greg Mobley, Rev. Liz
Walker, and Alex Beam) Open to All
2:15pm- Subscription Masters Class for Clergy with Rev. Willimon

------------------------
Order Your Semester T-Pass
------------------------
Students,

If you would like to order a T-pass for the Spring semester, please get
your order in to the Housing Office, Worcester 101, by Tuesday January
8, 2008. Passes are available at an 11% discount. For more information
on cost, please visit the Andover Newton website:
http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/MBTA_Monthly_Pass_Info.pdf . Order
forms may be picked up from the Housing Office or downloaded from the
web: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/MBTA_Semester_Pass_Order_Form.pdf


If you have any questions, please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing
Office.

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

------------------------
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!

------------------------
Cafateria opening
------------------------
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu www.antsdining.com


------------------------
Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships
for racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit www.thefund.org


------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

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

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.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 05, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Prayer Request
- COURSE TIME CHANGE
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Students for Commencement Committee
- Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
- Order Your Semester T-Pass
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

------------------------
Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during registration,
should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened due to
add/drops. 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.

------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
Please hold Erica Baron in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers
from a car accident on New Year's Day. She was hit by a car while
checking on the safety of other drivers after a minor ice-related
accident. Her left ankle was broken and right leg was cut. Fortunately
she was not hurt seriously and all others involved in the accident were
unharmed. She would appreciate your prayers as she heals.

------------------------
COURSE TIME CHANGE
------------------------
Please note: The time for OLDT 648S - Psalms and Worship in Israel - has
been changed from Tuesday evenings to Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 -
4:50 pm. This change was not accurately reflected in some sources.

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

------------------------
Students for Commencement Committee
------------------------
Even though it's only January, the Commencement Committee will begin
meeting soon. I am looking for a few graduating seniors and other
students to serve on this committee. If you are interested, please
contact me right away. We work hard, have a good time, and would love
to have you with us!

Happy New Year,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Is Preaching Still Relevant? PaTuesday, January 8 with The Reverend Wil Willimon
1:00pm- Chapel Service and Panel Discussion (Dr. Greg Mobley, Rev. Liz
Walker, and Alex Beam) Open to All
2:15pm- Subscription Masters Class for Clergy with Rev. Willimon

------------------------
Order Your Semester T-Pass
------------------------
Students,

If you would like to order a T-pass for the Spring semester, please get
your order in to the Housing Office, Worcester 101, by Tuesday January
8, 2008. Passes are available at an 11% discount. For more information
on cost, please visit the Andover Newton website:
http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/MBTA_Monthly_Pass_Info.pdf . Order
forms may be picked up from the Housing Office or downloaded from the
web: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/MBTA_Semester_Pass_Order_Form.pdf


If you have any questions, please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing
Office.

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

------------------------
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!

------------------------
Cafateria opening
------------------------
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu www.antsdining.com

------------------------
Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships for
racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit www.thefund.org


------------------------
From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
------------------------
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

------------------------
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 pyears 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 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.

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, January 02, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 02, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Students for Commencement Committee
- Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
- Order Your Semester T-Pass
- 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 Continues On Connect!!
------------------------
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during
registration, should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened
due to add/drops. 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

------------------------
Students for Commencement Committee
------------------------
Even though it's only January, the Commencement Committee will begin
meeting soon. I am looking for a few graduating seniors and other
students to serve on this committee. If you are interested, please
contact me right away. We work hard, have a good time, and would love
to have you with us!

Happy New Year,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
------------------------
Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
Tuesday, January 8 with The Reverend Wil Willimon
1:00pm- Chapel Service and Panel Discussion (Dr. Greg Mobley, Rev. Liz
Walker, and Alex Beam) Open to All
2:15pm- Subscription Masters Class for Clergy with Rev. Willimon

------------------------
Order Your Semester T-Pass
------------------------
Students,

If you would like to order a T-pass for the Spring semester, please get
your order in to the Housing Office, Worcester 101, by Tuesday January
8, 2008. Passes are available at an 11% discount. For more information
on cost, please visit the Andover Newton website:
http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/MBTA_Monthly_Pass_Info.pdf . Order
forms may be picked up from the Housing Office or downloaded from the
web: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/MBTA_Semester_Pass_Order_Form.pdf


If you have any questions, please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing
Office.

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

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

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.