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Friday, February 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 29, 2008

In this message:

- Open letter concerning UCC and IRS
- Support the UCC's legal defense against the IRS
- MASSACHUSETTS BIBLE SOCIETY DONATES $500,000 to ANDOVER NEWTON
- Online Room Reservation System
- Chapel News (March 2-8)
- SA Town Meeting
- Labyrinth Walk
- WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- Message from the writing tutor
- FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
- Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
- Call for Candidates
- Considering a UCC Pastorate in Vermont?


------------------------
Open letter concerning UCC and IRS
------------------------
An open letter of concern to the Andover Newton community:

On February 20th, the Internal Revenue Service notified the United
Church of Christ's national offices in Cleveland, Ohio, that the IRS
opened an investigation into U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's address at the
UCC's 2007 General Synod saying the church engaging in "political
activities."

The IRS letter (attached) said it was initiating a church tax inquiry
"because reasonable belief exists that the United Church of Christ has
engaged in political activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt
status." The IRS fails to note that Mr. Obama is a member of the United
Church of Christ who was speaking to a gathering of his own faith
tradition, that he was invited to do so prior to his announcement to run
for President, and that the UCC paid careful attention to the standards
that were followed in Obama's appearance.
As we are a covenanted seminary of the United Church of Christ and as
we were active participants in the General Synod in Hartford, CT, we
will be formally protesting this harassment of the UCC and, in effect,
all churches and church bodies.

In recent years the IRS has launched an unrestrained assault on
churches and religious leaders that has repeatedly threatened our
constitutional guarantees of the freedom of religion and the freedom of
speech. This action is the latest in a sad chapter of American history
that has seen our rights and freedoms regularly eroded and abused. In
the name of preserving our freedom and security our government robs us
of those rights. These actions have only served to transform us into a
nation whose defining motivations are fear and its dangerous offspring -
suspicion. The City set on a Hill is being abandoned. Daily our beacon
dims.

As people of faith we believe that we have a prophetic obligation and a
moral right to engage the world around us in dialogue, debate and
witness. A faith that is cut off from the world and the critical issues
of its time is a faith that is doomed to irrelevance and forsakes its
calling to justice and righteousness.

On behalf of our entire community I applaud Rev. John Thomas and the
United Church of Christ for their unwavering witness and refusal to be
intimidated by the IRS. With equal passion we condemn this agency of
the government for its dangerous bullying of the UCC and its abuse of
some of the most cherished rights we have as American citizens.

I call upon the Andover Newton community to join me in this protest. In
coming days we will communicate with all of you in regard to ways in
which we may find a common voice to speak to this challenge.

Nick Carter
President

Read more online about the IRS investigation in United Church News
http://ga3.org/ct/1dSMLgK1XY3j


------------------------
Support the UCC's legal defense against the IRS
------------------------
Dear members and friends:

The United Church of Christ needs your help by taking a stand
for freedom of speech.

As you no doubt have heard through media reports, the Internal
Revenue Service has launched an investigation of the United
Church of Christ, based on our invitation to U.S. Sen. Barack
Obama - a longtime member of the UCC - to speak at our 50th
Anniversary General Synod in Hartford, Connecticut this past
June.

The UCC took great care to ensure that Senator Obama's
appearance met appropriate legal and moral standards. We are
confident that, in the end, the IRS investigation will confirm
that no laws were violated.

However, in order to adequately defend ourselves as well as
protect the broader principle of the freedom of religious
communities to entertain questions of faith and public life, we
will need to secure expert legal counsel, and the cost of this
defense, we are told, could approach or exceed six figures. This
is troubling news. That's why we are turning to you - our
members and supporters - to ask for your financial support to
help offset these unforeseen legal expenses.

Each year, generous UCC members contribute faithfully to "Our
Church's Wider Mission," our shared fund for mission and
ministry in our conferences, nationally, and globally. We seek
your contributions to ensure that money given for mission will
not be needed to pay legal bills, instead of ministry needs.
Thus the reason we've created a new UCC Legal Fund to help keep
to a minimum the impact of this investigation on OCWM funds.

Will you make a contribution to the UCC Legal Fund today?
http://ga3.org/ct/17SMLgK1XY3m/


News of this IRS investigation is disturbing, because it has a
chilling effect on every religious community when an invitation
to an elected public official to speak to the national meeting
of his own church family is called into question.

The Rev. John H. Thomas
General Minister and President
United Church of Christ

P.S. Read more online about the IRS investigation in United
Church News.

http://ga3.org/ct/1dSMLgK1XY3j/


------------------------
MASSACHUSETTS BIBLE SOCIETY DONATES $500,000 to ANDOVER NEWTON
------------------------
State of the art media center to be created in Wilson Chapel

President Nick Carter announced today that the Massachusetts Bible
Society (MBS) is donating $500,000 to Andover Newton in support of the
Wilson Chapel and the creation of a state of the art media center in the
Chapel. The two historic religious organizations also announced a
covenant partnership in media arts and education that will provide a
foundation for the production of a wide range of innovative resources
for progressive Biblical literacy.

The largest portion of the gift will fund the creation of the
"Massachusetts Bible Society Media Center" in Wilson Chapel,
which will have full audio/visual recording, production, and broadcast
capabilities. Not only will the center be able to record programs that
take place in Wilson Chapel, but it will be able to generate CD, DVD,
streaming video and cable programs. President Carter hailed the gift
saying, "This is a wonderful opportunity to prepare our students for
ministry in an increasingly media savvy world. It also enables us to
provide greater access to our outstanding faculty and to serve our
supporting churches more fully. I am thrilled with the vision and strong
leadership the Massachusetts Bible Society is offering. Our histories
are complementary, and now our future endeavors will be also."

The new Executive Director of MBS, Rev. Anne Robertson, said "The
task of increasing biblical literacy is too large for one organization.
We need partners." She went on to note that "our two institutions
share a progressive theological outlook, a commitment to the local
church, and a passion for introducing others to the all-inclusive love
of God. When we heard of Andover Newton's vision for bringing the
mainline churches into the theological conversation happening in and
through the media, it was clear that we could do more together than
separately."

Andover Newton is the nation's oldest graduate school of theology.
Founded in 1807, amid its controversial withdrawal from Harvard College,
it established the model for preparing ministers upon which nearly every
seminary in America now follows. Originally two schools, the
Congregational Andover Theological Seminary and the Baptist Newton
Theological Institute, they joined forces in the 1930's and officially
merged in 1965. Andover Newton has been a pioneer in many areas, notably
missions, field education and pastoral care. Recently, its programs in
'Border Crossings' and its unique partnership with neighboring
Hebrew College have drawn national and international attention for
creating new approaches to overcoming religious difference. For more
information contact Nick Carter ncarter@ants.edu 617-964-1100 x211.

The Massachusetts Bible Society was founded in 1809 and has maintained
its offices in Boston ever since. It was the third Bible society in the
US, and has a long history in the dissemination of Bibles, Biblical
literature and education. Its mission is: To further biblical and
theological study and reflection through a variety of means -
educational programs, grants, and book services - so that the ecumenical
church is empowered to be faithful; that individuals might have faith
strengthened for service; and that the broad outlines of a biblical
vision of reality be lifted up in the larger world. For more information
go to www.massbible.org or call (617) 542-2230.

------------------------
Online Room Reservation System
------------------------
As you may have heard, we have installed a new room reservation system
that allows people to check events and reserve rooms online. We have
finally put in place all of the back end systems and stopped using the
"big paper book". Now we are ready to release the system to you
and have you make your reservations through the website system instead
of sending forms via email. We have already started using the web
system. Everyone that makes room reservations needs to get an account so
that they can log onto the system and be trained on that system. Evn
Tomeny is handling the account creation and training, so you need to
contact him at x314 or etomeny@ants.edu to schedule a 30 minute
appointment. You will need to come to the IT office during that 30
minute period and get your account information and personal training on
the system. Starting on March 1st, facilities will no longer take paper
forms. Please help us make this system successful by scheduling your
appointment soon.

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
Chapel News (March 2-8)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 3-7) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Sean Porter
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Ned Allyn Parker
Friday: Sherry Thomas

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Heidi Neumark will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

Worship in the UU tradition will be hosted by Julianna Donofrio on
Thursday at 1:00pm.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

------------------------
SA Town Meeting
------------------------
There will be an Student Association Town Meeting with the Deans in
Upper Noyes
Wednesday March 5th, 2008 from 5-6pm.

All are welcome to attend.

------------------------
Labyrinth Walk
------------------------
Open Labyrinth Walk
Wednesday, March 5
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wilson Chapel

Come take a break in the middle of your busy week to center yourself by
walking the labyrinth. Even if you have never walked a labyrinth
before, we will be glad to get you started. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

------------------------
Smart Market Cart in The student Lounge
------------------------
Good morning to everyone. I would like to bring to peoples attention,
that the cafeteria is open for breakfast and beverages from 7:30am -
10:30am Tuesday through Thursday.
The Smart Market Cart in the student lounge is available Monday Through
Thursday 1:30-4:30. In between lunch and dinner.
The cart is open on Friday 8:30am -5:00pm to accommodate the students
on campus who are taking classes,and anyone else that would like to
have: fresh coffee, muffins, bagels, yogurt, sandwiches,fresh salads,
whole fruit, pudding, pie, cake, and cookies.
Please stop by and say hello to Jim Leavitt, he will greet you with the
biggest smile and a warm hello. And welcome him to the community, as he
is a brand new student.

Thank you and hope to see you in the student lounge
Liz

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd
Newton, MA 02459
617 964-1100 x303
ebostwick@ants.edu

------------------------
YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
------------------------
I need your help! If you have had an experience as a member of a
church
Search Committee (either for an interim or settled pastor or any other
church position), I'd like to interview you for about 20 minutes by
phone.
I am collecting confidential data for my research paper for my MA in
Theological Studies. I am especially interested in hearing about
situations
when the Search Committee (and the congregation) were disappointed
(and
maybe even surprised) that the candidate did not actually turn out as
the
Committee hoped after she/he was hired. I also need to hear about
good
experiences.

I will call you when you are available. Please send me an email with
your
phone number and the best times to call during the next couple of
weeks. Or
call me at 978 346-1116. Thanks so much! Julia Steer

------------------------
Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
------------------------
On March 13, Dr. William F. Schulz, a past president of the Unitarian
Universalist Association and former executive director of Amnesty
International USA will be the featured speaker during the 12:30pm
worship service in Wilson Chapel. The title of his presentation is
"Bread Of Course, But Why Roses?" The Unitarian Universalist
Community of Andover Newton Students and the Black Student Fellowship
are hosting this chapel event to which the public is invited. Following
the service Dr. Schulz, along with exhibiting artists, will participate
in a feedback session with the audience to talk about the complexities
of war and the challenges of peacemaking in today's world.

------------------------
UU Thursday worship schedule
------------------------
Dear friends,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your
mind! This week's service will be titled "Time to consider time, or
if not now, when?" and will be led by Duffy Peet, with Tim House
co-leading. Here is the current schedule for the Spring semester:

March 6 : Julianna Donofrio
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

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

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

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

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

------------------------
FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov

You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website. In order for your
application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2007
Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April
15, 2008. Applications received after April 15th will not receive
Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, Interfaith Student Group ANTS & Hebrew College,
invite you to Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD,a documentary film
exploring intolerance and violence in religion.

Wednesday March 5
6:15pm bus to Boston University Morse Auditorium
(leaves from Hebrew College parking lot)
7:00 pm film + Q&A by James Carroll, author of book inspiring the film
Return bus followed by dialogue with ANTS and HC students

If you would like to join us PLEASE RSVP so we know how big a bus to
get -
stevenadamlewis@gmail.com

Synopsis of film:

Constantine's Sword is the story of James Carroll; a former Catholic
priest
on a journey to confront his past and uncover the roots of religiously
inspired violence and war. His search also reveals a growing scandal
involving religious infiltration of the U.S. military and the terrible
consequences of religion's influence on America's foreign policy.

Carroll focuses on Christian antisemitism as the model for all
religious
hatred, exposing the cross as a symbol of a long history of violence
against
Jews (and, most recently, Moslems). The film brings the history of
religious
intolerance to life, tracing it as a source of the fanaticism that
threatens
the world today. At its core, Constantine's Sword is a compelling
personal
narrative - a kind of detective story - as one man uncovers the dark
areas
of his own past, searching for a better future.

------------------------
Call for Candidates
------------------------
The ANTS Student Association is placing a call for candidates for the
office of Student Association Treasurer. An election to fill the
position will be held as soon as possible; SA is currently setting up
the date and mechanism, and this will be announced shortly. Any persons
wishing to run for the position, the term of which will last through the
end of this academic year, should contact me as soon as possible
(JBoyd@ants.edu).

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Considering a UCC Pastorate in Vermont?
------------------------
Rev. Pam Lucas, Associate Minister of the Vermont United Church of
Christ, will be on campus on March 5 and is interested in speaking to
any students who may be planning to pursue pastoral ministry in Vermont.
If you would like to meet with Rev. Lucas, please email her directly to
set up a time. Rev. Lucas is at lucasp@vtcucc.org. She will be meeting
with students in the Greene Room, from 2:30 on during the afternoon of
Wednesday, March 5 and she will also be available in the Small Sanctuary
of the Wilson Chapel on the morning of March 6. If you have any
questions please don't hesitate to contact Rev. Lucas.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 28, 2008

In this message:

- Open letter concerning UCC and IRS
- Support the UCC's legal defense against the IRS
- MASSACHUSETTS BIBLE SOCIETY DONATES $500,000 to ANDOVER NEWTON
- Online Room Reservation System
- Chapel News (Feb. 25-29)
- SA Town Meeting
- WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- Message from the writing tutor
- FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
- Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
- Call for Candidates
- Prison Ministry


------------------------
Open letter concerning UCC and IRS
------------------------
An open letter of concern to the Andover Newton community:

On February 20th, the Internal Revenue Service notified the United
Church of Christ's national offices in Cleveland, Ohio, that the IRS
opened an investigation into U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's address at the
UCC's 2007 General Synod saying the church engaging in "political
activities."

The IRS letter (attached) said it was initiating a church tax inquiry
"because reasonable belief exists that the United Church of Christ has
engaged in political activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt
status." The IRS fails to note that Mr. Obama is a member of the United
Church of Christ who was speaking to a gathering of his own faith
tradition, that he was invited to do so prior to his announcement to run
for President, and that the UCC paid careful attention to the standards
that were followed in Obama's appearance.
As we are a covenanted seminary of the United Church of Christ and as
we were active participants in the General Synod in Hartford, CT, we
will be formally protesting this harassment of the UCC and, in effect,
all churches and church bodies.

In recent years the IRS has launched an unrestrained assault on
churches and religious leaders that has repeatedly threatened our
constitutional guarantees of the freedom of religion and the freedom of
speech. This action is the latest in a sad chapter of American history
that has seen our rights and freedoms regularly eroded and abused. In
the name of preserving our freedom and security our government robs us
of those rights. These actions have only served to transform us into a
nation whose defining motivations are fear and its dangerous offspring -
suspicion. The City set on a Hill is being abandoned. Daily our beacon
dims.

As people of faith we believe that we have a prophetic obligation and a
moral right to engage the world around us in dialogue, debate and
witness. A faith that is cut off from the world and the critical issues
of its time is a faith that is doomed to irrelevance and forsakes its
calling to justice and righteousness.

On behalf of our entire community I applaud Rev. John Thomas and the
United Church of Christ for their unwavering witness and refusal to be
intimidated by the IRS. With equal passion we condemn this agency of
the government for its dangerous bullying of the UCC and its abuse of
some of the most cherished rights we have as American citizens.

I call upon the Andover Newton community to join me in this protest. In
coming days we will communicate with all of you in regard to ways in
which we may find a common voice to speak to this challenge.

Nick Carter
President

Read more online about the IRS investigation in United Church News
http://ga3.org/ct/1dSMLgK1XY3j


------------------------
Support the UCC's legal defense against the IRS
------------------------
Dear members and friends:

The United Church of Christ needs your help by taking a stand
for freedom of speech.

As you no doubt have heard through media reports, the Internal
Revenue Service has launched an investigation of the United
Church of Christ, based on our invitation to U.S. Sen. Barack
Obama - a longtime member of the UCC - to speak at our 50th
Anniversary General Synod in Hartford, Connecticut this past
June.

The UCC took great care to ensure that Senator Obama's
appearance met appropriate legal and moral standards. We are
confident that, in the end, the IRS investigation will confirm
that no laws were violated.

However, in order to adequately defend ourselves as well as
protect the broader principle of the freedom of religious
communities to entertain questions of faith and public life, we
will need to secure expert legal counsel, and the cost of this
defense, we are told, could approach or exceed six figures. This
is troubling news. That's why we are turning to you - our
members and supporters - to ask for your financial support to
help offset these unforeseen legal expenses.

Each year, generous UCC members contribute faithfully to "Our
Church's Wider Mission," our shared fund for mission and
ministry in our conferences, nationally, and globally. We seek
your contributions to ensure that money given for mission will
not be needed to pay legal bills, instead of ministry needs.
Thus the reason we've created a new UCC Legal Fund to help keep
to a minimum the impact of this investigation on OCWM funds.

Will you make a contribution to the UCC Legal Fund today?
http://ga3.org/ct/17SMLgK1XY3m/


News of this IRS investigation is disturbing, because it has a
chilling effect on every religious community when an invitation
to an elected public official to speak to the national meeting
of his own church family is called into question.

The Rev. John H. Thomas
General Minister and President
United Church of Christ

P.S. Read more online about the IRS investigation in United
Church News.

http://ga3.org/ct/1dSMLgK1XY3j/


------------------------
MASSACHUSETTS BIBLE SOCIETY DONATES $500,000 to ANDOVER NEWTON
------------------------
State of the art media center to be created in Wilson Chapel

President Nick Carter announced today that the Massachusetts Bible
Society (MBS) is donating $500,000 to Andover Newton in support of the
Wilson Chapel and the creation of a state of the art media center in the
Chapel. The two historic religious organizations also announced a
covenant partnership in media arts and education that will provide a
foundation for the production of a wide range of innovative resources
for progressive Biblical literacy.

The largest portion of the gift will fund the creation of the
"Massachusetts Bible Society Media Center" in Wilson Chapel,
which will have full audio/visual recording, production, and broadcast
capabilities. Not only will the center be able to record programs that
take place in Wilson Chapel, but it will be able to generate CD, DVD,
streaming video and cable programs. President Carter hailed the gift
saying, "This is a wonderful opportunity to prepare our students for
ministry in an increasingly media savvy world. It also enables us to
provide greater access to our outstanding faculty and to serve our
supporting churches more fully. I am thrilled with the vision and strong
leadership the Massachusetts Bible Society is offering. Our histories
are complementary, and now our future endeavors will be also."

The new Executive Director of MBS, Rev. Anne Robertson, said "The
task of increasing biblical literacy is too large for one organization.
We need partners." She went on to note that "our two institutions
share a progressive theological outlook, a commitment to the local
church, and a passion for introducing others to the all-inclusive love
of God. When we heard of Andover Newton's vision for bringing the
mainline churches into the theological conversation happening in and
through the media, it was clear that we could do more together than
separately."

Andover Newton is the nation's oldest graduate school of theology.
Founded in 1807, amid its controversial withdrawal from Harvard College,
it established the model for preparing ministers upon which nearly every
seminary in America now follows. Originally two schools, the
Congregational Andover Theological Seminary and the Baptist Newton
Theological Institute, they joined forces in the 1930's and officially
merged in 1965. Andover Newton has been a pioneer in many areas, notably
missions, field education and pastoral care. Recently, its programs in
'Border Crossings' and its unique partnership with neighboring
Hebrew College have drawn national and international attention for
creating new approaches to overcoming religious difference. For more
information contact Nick Carter ncarter@ants.edu 617-964-1100 x211.

The Massachusetts Bible Society was founded in 1809 and has maintained
its offices in Boston ever since. It was the third Bible society in the
US, and has a long history in the dissemination of Bibles, Biblical
literature and education. Its mission is: To further biblical and
theological study and reflection through a variety of means -
educational programs, grants, and book services - so that the ecumenical
church is empowered to be faithful; that individuals might have faith
strengthened for service; and that the broad outlines of a biblical
vision of reality be lifted up in the larger world. For more information
go to www.massbible.org or call (617) 542-2230.

------------------------
Online Room Reservation System
------------------------
As you may have heard, we have installed a new room reservation system
that allows people to check events and reserve rooms online. We have
finally put in place all of the back end systems and stopped using the
"big paper book". Now we are ready to release the system to you
and have you make your reservations through the website system instead
of sending forms via email. We have already started using the web
system. Everyone that makes room reservations needs to get an account so
that they can log onto the system and be trained on that system. Evn
Tomeny is handling the account creation and training, so you need to
contact him at x314 or etomeny@ants.edu to schedule a 30 minute
appointment. You will need to come to the IT office during that 30
minute period and get your account information and personal training on
the system. Starting on March 1st, facilities will no longer take paper
forms. Please help us make this system successful by scheduling your
appointment soon.

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
Chapel News (Feb. 25-29)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 25-29) will
be offered by:
Monday: John Brock
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
This week, the ESF will also be hosting a service of the Holy Eucharist
on Tuesday, the 26th at 1:00pm.

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel will be

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

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

Worship in the UU tradition will be hosted by Duffy Peet and Tim House
on Thursday at 1:00pm.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

I apologize for the tardy enews notice and "Chapel Notes." Now
that we have finished up work on the Conference on Ministries I should
be able to get back on track. Thanks for your patience and
understanding.

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

------------------------
SA Town Meeting
------------------------
There will be an Student Association Town Meeting with the Deans in
Upper Noyes
Wednesday March 5th, 2008 from 5-6pm.

All are welcome to attend.

------------------------
WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
------------------------
We're looking for items to outfit a new student lounge in Farwell Hall.
The administration has given us two rooms to use as a community
gathering place; we just need to furnish them ourselves. Anything you
think would be useful is wanted! Couches, chairs, a TV, a foosball
table... if you've got anything you'd like to donate, let us know!

Additionally, any donations made to this project are tax deductible!
Let us know if you need more information!

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
------------------------
I need your help! If you have had an experience as a member of a
church
Search Committee (either for an interim or settled pastor or any other
church position), I'd like to interview you for about 20 minutes by
phone.
I am collecting confidential data for my research paper for my MA in
Theological Studies. I am especially interested in hearing about
situations
when the Search Committee (and the congregation) were disappointed
(and
maybe even surprised) that the candidate did not actually turn out as
the
Committee hoped after she/he was hired. I also need to hear about
good
experiences.

I will call you when you are available. Please send me an email with
your
phone number and the best times to call during the next couple of
weeks. Or
call me at 978 346-1116. Thanks so much! Julia Steer

------------------------
Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
------------------------
On March 13, Dr. William F. Schulz, a past president of the Unitarian
Universalist Association and former executive director of Amnesty
International USA will be the featured speaker during the 12:30pm
worship service in Wilson Chapel. The title of his presentation is
"Bread Of Course, But Why Roses?" The Unitarian Universalist
Community of Andover Newton Students and the Black Student Fellowship
are hosting this chapel event to which the public is invited. Following
the service Dr. Schulz, along with exhibiting artists, will participate
in a feedback session with the audience to talk about the complexities
of war and the challenges of peacemaking in today's world.

------------------------
UU Thursday worship schedule
------------------------
Dear friends,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your
mind! This week's service will be titled "Time to consider time, or
if not now, when?" and will be led by Duffy Peet, with Tim House
co-leading. Here is the current schedule for the Spring semester:

March 6 : Julianna Donofrio
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

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

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

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

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

------------------------
FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov

You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website. In order for your
application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2007
Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April
15, 2008. Applications received after April 15th will not receive
Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, Interfaith Student Group ANTS & Hebrew College,
invite you to Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD,a documentary film
exploring intolerance and violence in religion.

Wednesday March 5
6:15pm bus to Boston University Morse Auditorium
(leaves from Hebrew College parking lot)
7:00 pm film + Q&A by James Carroll, author of book inspiring the film
Return bus followed by dialogue with ANTS and HC students

If you would like to join us PLEASE RSVP so we know how big a bus to
get -
stevenadamlewis@gmail.com

Synopsis of film:

Constantine's Sword is the story of James Carroll; a former Catholic
priest
on a journey to confront his past and uncover the roots of religiously
inspired violence and war. His search also reveals a growing scandal
involving religious infiltration of the U.S. military and the terrible
consequences of religion's influence on America's foreign policy.

Carroll focuses on Christian antisemitism as the model for all
religious
hatred, exposing the cross as a symbol of a long history of violence
against
Jews (and, most recently, Moslems). The film brings the history of
religious
intolerance to life, tracing it as a source of the fanaticism that
threatens
the world today. At its core, Constantine's Sword is a compelling
personal
narrative - a kind of detective story - as one man uncovers the dark
areas
of his own past, searching for a better future.

------------------------
Call for Candidates
------------------------
The ANTS Student Association is placing a call for candidates for the
office of Student Association Treasurer. An election to fill the
position will be held as soon as possible; SA is currently setting up
the date and mechanism, and this will be announced shortly. Any persons
wishing to run for the position, the term of which will last through the
end of this academic year, should contact me as soon as possible
(JBoyd@ants.edu).

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Prison Ministry
------------------------
Are you interested in finding more about prison ministry and outreach?

ANTS and our Prison Ministry Fellowship is hosting to events with
Partakers Prison Ministry.

Fri. Feb. 29th 1-4 p.m. Lower sanctuary of Wilson Chapel. Leap in
Leap Day with a bound into prison visitation. We have a team already
assembled for visiting an inmate, starting next month. We can use more
visitors, letter writing, and prayer partners. Questions: contact
Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 27, 2008

In this message:

- MASSACHUSETTS BIBLE SOCIETY DONATES $500,000 to ANDOVER NEWTON
- Online Room Reservation System
- Healing Waters: Religion & African American Life in Post-Katrina New
Orleans
- Chapel News (Feb. 25-29)
- SA Town Meeting
- WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- "Worship Buddies" opportunity!
- Message from the writing tutor
- FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
- ANTS-HC Worship Exchange Week This Week
- Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
- Call for Candidates
- Prison Ministry


------------------------
MASSACHUSETTS BIBLE SOCIETY DONATES $500,000 to ANDOVER NEWTON
------------------------
State of the art media center to be created in Wilson Chapel

President Nick Carter announced today that the Massachusetts Bible
Society (MBS) is donating $500,000 to Andover Newton in support of the
Wilson Chapel and the creation of a state of the art media center in the
Chapel. The two historic religious organizations also announced a
covenant partnership in media arts and education that will provide a
foundation for the production of a wide range of innovative resources
for progressive Biblical literacy.

The largest portion of the gift will fund the creation of the
"Massachusetts Bible Society Media Center" in Wilson Chapel,
which will have full audio/visual recording, production, and broadcast
capabilities. Not only will the center be able to record programs that
take place in Wilson Chapel, but it will be able to generate CD, DVD,
streaming video and cable programs. President Carter hailed the gift
saying, "This is a wonderful opportunity to prepare our students for
ministry in an increasingly media savvy world. It also enables us to
provide greater access to our outstanding faculty and to serve our
supporting churches more fully. I am thrilled with the vision and strong
leadership the Massachusetts Bible Society is offering. Our histories
are complementary, and now our future endeavors will be also."

The new Executive Director of MBS, Rev. Anne Robertson, said "The
task of increasing biblical literacy is too large for one organization.
We need partners." She went on to note that "our two institutions
share a progressive theological outlook, a commitment to the local
church, and a passion for introducing others to the all-inclusive love
of God. When we heard of Andover Newton's vision for bringing the
mainline churches into the theological conversation happening in and
through the media, it was clear that we could do more together than
separately."

Andover Newton is the nation's oldest graduate school of theology.
Founded in 1807, amid its controversial withdrawal from Harvard College,
it established the model for preparing ministers upon which nearly every
seminary in America now follows. Originally two schools, the
Congregational Andover Theological Seminary and the Baptist Newton
Theological Institute, they joined forces in the 1930's and officially
merged in 1965. Andover Newton has been a pioneer in many areas, notably
missions, field education and pastoral care. Recently, its programs in
'Border Crossings' and its unique partnership with neighboring
Hebrew College have drawn national and international attention for
creating new approaches to overcoming religious difference. For more
information contact Nick Carter ncarter@ants.edu 617-964-1100 x211.

The Massachusetts Bible Society was founded in 1809 and has maintained
its offices in Boston ever since. It was the third Bible society in the
US, and has a long history in the dissemination of Bibles, Biblical
literature and education. Its mission is: To further biblical and
theological study and reflection through a variety of means -
educational programs, grants, and book services - so that the ecumenical
church is empowered to be faithful; that individuals might have faith
strengthened for service; and that the broad outlines of a biblical
vision of reality be lifted up in the larger world. For more information
go to www.massbible.org or call (617) 542-2230.

------------------------
Online Room Reservation System
------------------------
As you may have heard, we have installed a new room reservation system
that allows people to check events and reserve rooms online. We have
finally put in place all of the back end systems and stopped using the
"big paper book". Now we are ready to release the system to you
and have you make your reservations through the website system instead
of sending forms via email. We have already started using the web
system. Everyone that makes room reservations needs to get an account so
that they can log onto the system and be trained on that system. Evn
Tomeny is handling the account creation and training, so you need to
contact him at x314 or etomeny@ants.edu to schedule a 30 minute
appointment. You will need to come to the IT office during that 30
minute period and get your account information and personal training on
the system. Starting on March 1st, facilities will no longer take paper
forms. Please help us make this system successful by scheduling your
appointment soon.

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
Healing Waters: Religion & African American Life in Post-Katrina New
Orleans
------------------------
Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

Thursday, February 28

1:15-2:10 PM

Stone Seminar Room, Hebrew College (between the cafeteria and the
elevator leading to the library)

Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou is an Associate Fellow in Religion and
Justice at the Institute for Policy Studies and Senior Community
Minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. In the wake of
Hurricane Katrina, Rev. Sekou moved to New Orleans for six month and
founded the Interfaith Worker Justice Center for New Orleans. He is the
author of the critically acclaimed book, Urban Souls.

*Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP to Or Rose ASAP, orose@hebrewcollege.edu.

------------------------
Chapel News (Feb. 25-29)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 25-29) will
be offered by:
Monday: John Brock
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
This week, the ESF will also be hosting a service of the Holy Eucharist
on Tuesday, the 26th at 1:00pm.

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel will be

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

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

Worship in the UU tradition will be hosted by Duffy Peet and Tim House
on Thursday at 1:00pm.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

I apologize for the tardy enews notice and "Chapel Notes." Now
that we have finished up work on the Conference on Ministries I should
be able to get back on track. Thanks for your patience and
understanding.

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

------------------------
SA Town Meeting
------------------------
There will be an Student Association Town Meeting with the Deans in
Upper Noyes
Wednesday March 5th, 2008 from 5-6pm.

All are welcome to attend.

------------------------
WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
------------------------
We're looking for items to outfit a new student lounge in Farwell Hall.
The administration has given us two rooms to use as a community
gathering place; we just need to furnish them ourselves. Anything you
think would be useful is wanted! Couches, chairs, a TV, a foosball
table... if you've got anything you'd like to donate, let us know!

Additionally, any donations made to this project are tax deductible!
Let us know if you need more information!

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
------------------------
I need your help! If you have had an experience as a member of a
church
Search Committee (either for an interim or settled pastor or any other
church position), I'd like to interview you for about 20 minutes by
phone.
I am collecting confidential data for my research paper for my MA in
Theological Studies. I am especially interested in hearing about
situations
when the Search Committee (and the congregation) were disappointed
(and
maybe even surprised) that the candidate did not actually turn out as
the
Committee hoped after she/he was hired. I also need to hear about
good
experiences.

I will call you when you are available. Please send me an email with
your
phone number and the best times to call during the next couple of
weeks. Or
call me at 978 346-1116. Thanks so much! Julia Steer

------------------------
Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
------------------------
On March 13, Dr. William F. Schulz, a past president of the Unitarian
Universalist Association and former executive director of Amnesty
International USA will be the featured speaker during the 12:30pm
worship service in Wilson Chapel. The title of his presentation is
"Bread Of Course, But Why Roses?" The Unitarian Universalist
Community of Andover Newton Students and the Black Student Fellowship
are hosting this chapel event to which the public is invited. Following
the service Dr. Schulz, along with exhibiting artists, will participate
in a feedback session with the audience to talk about the complexities
of war and the challenges of peacemaking in today's world.

------------------------
UU Thursday worship schedule
------------------------
Dear friends,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your
mind! This week's service will be titled "Time to consider time, or
if not now, when?" and will be led by Duffy Peet, with Tim House
co-leading. Here is the current schedule for the Spring semester:

February 28 : Duffy Peet / Tim House co-leading
March 6 : Julianna Donofrio
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

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

------------------------
"Worship Buddies" opportunity!
------------------------
As we prepare to welcome our colleagues at Hebrew College to join in
our
worship services this week, please let MaryHelen Gunn (
marlenspirit@gmail.com) know if you would like to be a Worship Buddy
at
either Wednesday or Thursday chapel.

Being a worship buddy means, basically:
1. showing up 5-10 minutes before the start of chapel (12:50 or so),
and
wearing a name tag saying, "I'm a Worship Buddy"
2. keeping an eye out for visitors from Hebrew College, welcoming them
and
inviting them to sit with you during chapel; depending on how many
Worship
Buddies sign up, we'd like to ask you to be prepared to welcome one or
two
guests to join you.
4. sharing a hymnal and/or helping our guest navigate the liturgy.
5. after the service, inviting questions and responding to any
questions our
guest may ask about the worship experience.
6. extending hospitality by inviting our guest to join us for worship
again
anytime they'd like.
7. in the spirit of radical hospitality, remember that your welcome
will
likely make a lasting impression on our visitor/s, even if this is the
only
encounter you share here on the hill. Shine where you are!

We hope that 10-20 (or more!) Worship Buddies will volunteer. If you've
been
unable to attend other JOTH programs this year, this is a wonderful
opportunity to share a one-to-one experience with a Jewish colleague.

The many enduring collegial friendships that have grown out of such
experiences are the lifeblood and the raison d'etre of Journeys on the
Hill
inter-religious collaborations. Be sure you don't miss out on these
precious
opportunities during your time here on the hill.

You are also strongly encouraged to accept the invitation from our
neighbors at Hebrew College to join in their morning prayer services
at
7:40am this Thursday 2/28 -- please see the separate posting for
details on
that.

If you have any questions, please email me those, too!
marlenspirit@gmail.com. And thank you for participating.

Peace on your journey,
MaryHelen Gunn
Journeys on the Hill co-leader

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

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

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

------------------------
FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov

You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website. In order for your
application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2007
Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April
15, 2008. Applications received after April 15th will not receive
Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
ANTS-HC Worship Exchange Week This Week
------------------------
Hello ANTS colleagues,

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) is sponsoring a "worship exchange week" in
which
students from ANTS and HC are invited to visit each other's worship
services. Below is a cordial invitation from our friends at Hebrew
College
to visit their prayer service on Thursday morning at 7:40am. Please
RSVP to
Lisa if you are interested, just so they can have a sense of numbers.

HC students are also being invited to visit our chapel services on
Wednesday
and Thursday. If you would like to be a 'Worship Buddy', to welcome HC
students 5 mins before chapel begins, sit with them and help them
navigate
our liturgy and hymnals, answer any questions after the service, please
let
me know by Tuesday. This can be such a rich learning opportunity, to
see our
own worship through the eyes of a visitor. Email me at
marlenspirit@gmail.com to sign up.

Blessings, MaryHelen Gunn
for J.O.T.H.

***
Dear ANTS students

JOTH (Journeys on the Hill) is holding a Worship Exchange this week to
create an opportunity for Hebrew College rabbinical students and ANTS
students to experience each other's worship, broaden our appreciation
of
each other's traditions and feel more comfortable attending each
other's
services should we choose to do so at any point in the future.

You are warmly invited to attend our tefillah (prayer service) this
Thursday
morning (Feb 28). The service is held in the Hebrew College Beit
Midrash
(take the elevator up to the 3rd floor and turn right). Please arrive
at 7
40 am. There will be a number of 'Prayer Buddies' waiting to welcome
you,
sit with you and do a minimum amount of explanation.

What to Expect: This will be a regular Hebrew College rabbinical
school
prayer service, led by two students. (Is is not intended to be a
special
teaching service for visitors.) It will be mostly in Hebrew, with
perhaps a
little English.There will be a Torah service, with students reading
from the
Torah scroll. You may wish to wear a head covering - this is the custom
for
men, and optional for women.This would be respectful, though not
required,
as you are visitors.

It would be helpful if you could RSVP to me so we have an idea of
numbers at

lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday morning.

blessings,
Lisa Barrett

------------------------
Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, Interfaith Student Group ANTS & Hebrew College,
invite you to Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD,a documentary film
exploring intolerance and violence in religion.

Wednesday March 5
6:15pm bus to Boston University Morse Auditorium
(leaves from Hebrew College parking lot)
7:00 pm film + Q&A by James Carroll, author of book inspiring the film
Return bus followed by dialogue with ANTS and HC students

If you would like to join us PLEASE RSVP so we know how big a bus to
get -
stevenadamlewis@gmail.com

Synopsis of film:

Constantine's Sword is the story of James Carroll; a former Catholic
priest
on a journey to confront his past and uncover the roots of religiously
inspired violence and war. His search also reveals a growing scandal
involving religious infiltration of the U.S. military and the terrible
consequences of religion's influence on America's foreign policy.

Carroll focuses on Christian antisemitism as the model for all
religious
hatred, exposing the cross as a symbol of a long history of violence
against
Jews (and, most recently, Moslems). The film brings the history of
religious
intolerance to life, tracing it as a source of the fanaticism that
threatens
the world today. At its core, Constantine's Sword is a compelling
personal
narrative - a kind of detective story - as one man uncovers the dark
areas
of his own past, searching for a better future.

------------------------
Call for Candidates
------------------------
The ANTS Student Association is placing a call for candidates for the
office of Student Association Treasurer. An election to fill the
position will be held as soon as possible; SA is currently setting up
the date and mechanism, and this will be announced shortly. Any persons
wishing to run for the position, the term of which will last through the
end of this academic year, should contact me as soon as possible
(JBoyd@ants.edu).

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Prison Ministry
------------------------
Are you interested in finding more about prison ministry and outreach?

ANTS and our Prison Ministry Fellowship is hosting to events with
Partakers Prison Ministry.

Fri. Feb. 29th 1-4 p.m. Lower sanctuary of Wilson Chapel. Leap in
Leap Day with a bound into prison visitation. We have a team already
assembled for visiting an inmate, starting next month. We can use more
visitors, letter writing, and prayer partners. Questions: contact
Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 26, 2008

In this message:

- Lillian Daniel - Popular UCC Preacher Coming to ANTS Wed February
27
- Commencement is Coming!
- Graduating Seniors
- Chapel News (Feb. 25-29)
- SA Town Meeting
- WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- "Worship Buddies" opportunity!
- Message from the writing tutor
- Prayers for Kurt Walker
- ANTS-HC Worship Exchange Week This Week
- Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Prison Ministry


------------------------
Lillian Daniel - Popular UCC Preacher Coming to ANTS Wed February 27
------------------------
Lillian Daniel, one of the UCC's new generation of leaders and exciting
thinkers, will be the next featured participant in Andover Newton's "The
Future of Great Preaching," tomorrow at 1PM in Wilson Chapel.

Daniel became Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Glen
Ellyn, Illinois after serving churches in Cheshire and New Haven,
Connecticut and earning her Doctorate of Ministry from Hartford Seminary
in 2004. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Yale Divinity School, she
was ordained in 1993. Rev. Daniel has taught preaching to seminarians at
Yale Divinity School and Chicago Theological Seminary. She is a frequent
contributor to Christian Century, writes for preaching periodicals such
as the Journal for Preachers and the Biblical Preaching Journal, and has
a regular spirituality column in the United Church News. She is the
author of Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony.

------------------------
Commencement is Coming!
------------------------
The 2008 Andover Newton Commencement celebration will be held on
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A reception will follow
under a tent on the quad. The 2008 Baccalaureate service will be
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel, and a dessert reception
will follow it.

If you are a returning student and would like to help us with
Commencement or Baccalaureate by volunteering please let me know. If
you are graduating, we look forward to welcoming you and your family and
friends to the celebration. More information will be forthcoming so
please check your Andover Newton email account regularly. If you have
questions at this point please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Graduating Seniors
------------------------
Dear 2008 graduates

This email comes to you on behalf of the your fellow seniors on the
commencement planning team - Cindy Antonuk, Janet Bush, Donna Colletti
Lowre, Nel Fields and Debbie Thornton.

Commencement will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, May 17.
There are several events associated with commencement besides the
diploma-awarding ceremony itself, including a baccalaureate worship
celebration followed by a reception on Friday evening.

Traditionally, graduating seniors contribute to planning the
baccalaureate service through suggesting themes, scripture or other
readings, and the faculty speaker.

We are asking you now for suggestions, and nominations for a faculty
speaker. Once we've received your input, we will suggest readings and a
theme to the Baccalaureate committee, which is headed by Greg Mobley.
In addition, if there is no clear consensus on a recommended faculty
speaker, we will get back to you and ask for an informal vote.

Please respond asap to Janet Bush at jbush@ants.edu. We need your
input by February 28 at the latest!

Again - we'd like your suggestions for baccalaureate:

Faculty Speaker - Who would you like to hear from?
Scripture/Reading -What text would you suggest?
Theme - What should the theme or topic be?

Thanks

Cindy, Janet, Donna, Nel and Debbie

------------------------
Chapel News (Feb. 25-29)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 25-29) will
be offered by:
Monday: John Brock
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
This week, the ESF will also be hosting a service of the Holy Eucharist
on Tuesday, the 26th at 1:00pm.

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel will be

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

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

Worship in the UU tradition will be hosted by Duffy Peet and Tim House
on Thursday at 1:00pm.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

I apologize for the tardy enews notice and "Chapel Notes." Now
that we have finished up work on the Conference on Ministries I should
be able to get back on track. Thanks for your patience and
understanding.

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

------------------------
SA Town Meeting
------------------------
There will be an Student Association Town Meeting with the Deans in
Upper Noyes
Wednesday March 5th, 2008 from 5-6pm.

All are welcome to attend.

------------------------
WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
------------------------
We're looking for items to outfit a new student lounge in Farwell Hall.
The administration has given us two rooms to use as a community
gathering place; we just need to furnish them ourselves. Anything you
think would be useful is wanted! Couches, chairs, a TV, a foosball
table... if you've got anything you'd like to donate, let us know!

Additionally, any donations made to this project are tax deductible!
Let us know if you need more information!

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
------------------------
I need your help! If you have had an experience as a member of a
church
Search Committee (either for an interim or settled pastor or any other
church position), I'd like to interview you for about 20 minutes by
phone.
I am collecting confidential data for my research paper for my MA in
Theological Studies. I am especially interested in hearing about
situations
when the Search Committee (and the congregation) were disappointed
(and
maybe even surprised) that the candidate did not actually turn out as
the
Committee hoped after she/he was hired. I also need to hear about
good
experiences.

I will call you when you are available. Please send me an email with
your
phone number and the best times to call during the next couple of
weeks. Or
call me at 978 346-1116. Thanks so much! Julia Steer

------------------------
Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
------------------------
On March 13, Dr. William F. Schulz, a past president of the Unitarian
Universalist Association and former executive director of Amnesty
International USA will be the featured speaker during the 12:30pm
worship service in Wilson Chapel. The title of his presentation is
"Bread Of Course, But Why Roses?" The Unitarian Universalist
Community of Andover Newton Students and the Black Student Fellowship
are hosting this chapel event to which the public is invited. Following
the service Dr. Schulz, along with exhibiting artists, will participate
in a feedback session with the audience to talk about the complexities
of war and the challenges of peacemaking in today's world.

------------------------
UU Thursday worship schedule
------------------------
Dear friends,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your
mind! This week's service will be titled "Time to consider time, or
if not now, when?" and will be led by Duffy Peet, with Tim House
co-leading. Here is the current schedule for the Spring semester:

February 28 : Duffy Peet / Tim House co-leading
March 6 : Julianna Donofrio
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

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

------------------------
"Worship Buddies" opportunity!
------------------------
As we prepare to welcome our colleagues at Hebrew College to join in
our
worship services this week, please let MaryHelen Gunn (
marlenspirit@gmail.com) know if you would like to be a Worship Buddy
at
either Wednesday or Thursday chapel.

Being a worship buddy means, basically:
1. showing up 5-10 minutes before the start of chapel (12:50 or so),
and
wearing a name tag saying, "I'm a Worship Buddy"
2. keeping an eye out for visitors from Hebrew College, welcoming them
and
inviting them to sit with you during chapel; depending on how many
Worship
Buddies sign up, we'd like to ask you to be prepared to welcome one or
two
guests to join you.
4. sharing a hymnal and/or helping our guest navigate the liturgy.
5. after the service, inviting questions and responding to any
questions our
guest may ask about the worship experience.
6. extending hospitality by inviting our guest to join us for worship
again
anytime they'd like.
7. in the spirit of radical hospitality, remember that your welcome
will
likely make a lasting impression on our visitor/s, even if this is the
only
encounter you share here on the hill. Shine where you are!

We hope that 10-20 (or more!) Worship Buddies will volunteer. If you've
been
unable to attend other JOTH programs this year, this is a wonderful
opportunity to share a one-to-one experience with a Jewish colleague.

The many enduring collegial friendships that have grown out of such
experiences are the lifeblood and the raison d'etre of Journeys on the
Hill
inter-religious collaborations. Be sure you don't miss out on these
precious
opportunities during your time here on the hill.

You are also strongly encouraged to accept the invitation from our
neighbors at Hebrew College to join in their morning prayer services
at
7:40am this Thursday 2/28 -- please see the separate posting for
details on
that.

If you have any questions, please email me those, too!
marlenspirit@gmail.com. And thank you for participating.

Peace on your journey,
MaryHelen Gunn
Journeys on the Hill co-leader

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

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

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

------------------------
Prayers for Kurt Walker
------------------------
Please keep Kurt Walker in your prayers. He has been hospitalized
again for recurring problems with his kidneys. He is at Newton-Wellesley
Hospital, room 408.

------------------------
ANTS-HC Worship Exchange Week This Week
------------------------
Hello ANTS colleagues,

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) is sponsoring a "worship exchange week" in
which
students from ANTS and HC are invited to visit each other's worship
services. Below is a cordial invitation from our friends at Hebrew
College
to visit their prayer service on Thursday morning at 7:40am. Please
RSVP to
Lisa if you are interested, just so they can have a sense of numbers.

HC students are also being invited to visit our chapel services on
Wednesday
and Thursday. If you would like to be a 'Worship Buddy', to welcome HC
students 5 mins before chapel begins, sit with them and help them
navigate
our liturgy and hymnals, answer any questions after the service, please
let
me know by Tuesday. This can be such a rich learning opportunity, to
see our
own worship through the eyes of a visitor. Email me at
marlenspirit@gmail.com to sign up.

Blessings, MaryHelen Gunn
for J.O.T.H.

***
Dear ANTS students

JOTH (Journeys on the Hill) is holding a Worship Exchange this week to
create an opportunity for Hebrew College rabbinical students and ANTS
students to experience each other's worship, broaden our appreciation
of
each other's traditions and feel more comfortable attending each
other's
services should we choose to do so at any point in the future.

You are warmly invited to attend our tefillah (prayer service) this
Thursday
morning (Feb 28). The service is held in the Hebrew College Beit
Midrash
(take the elevator up to the 3rd floor and turn right). Please arrive
at 7
40 am. There will be a number of 'Prayer Buddies' waiting to welcome
you,
sit with you and do a minimum amount of explanation.

What to Expect: This will be a regular Hebrew College rabbinical
school
prayer service, led by two students. (Is is not intended to be a
special
teaching service for visitors.) It will be mostly in Hebrew, with
perhaps a
little English.There will be a Torah service, with students reading
from the
Torah scroll. You may wish to wear a head covering - this is the custom
for
men, and optional for women.This would be respectful, though not
required,
as you are visitors.

It would be helpful if you could RSVP to me so we have an idea of
numbers at

lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday morning.

blessings,
Lisa Barrett

------------------------
Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, Interfaith Student Group ANTS & Hebrew College,
invite you to Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD,a documentary film
exploring intolerance and violence in religion.

Wednesday March 5
6:15pm bus to Boston University Morse Auditorium
(leaves from Hebrew College parking lot)
7:00 pm film + Q&A by James Carroll, author of book inspiring the film
Return bus followed by dialogue with ANTS and HC students

If you would like to join us PLEASE RSVP so we know how big a bus to
get -
stevenadamlewis@gmail.com

Synopsis of film:

Constantine's Sword is the story of James Carroll; a former Catholic
priest
on a journey to confront his past and uncover the roots of religiously
inspired violence and war. His search also reveals a growing scandal
involving religious infiltration of the U.S. military and the terrible
consequences of religion's influence on America's foreign policy.

Carroll focuses on Christian antisemitism as the model for all
religious
hatred, exposing the cross as a symbol of a long history of violence
against
Jews (and, most recently, Moslems). The film brings the history of
religious
intolerance to life, tracing it as a source of the fanaticism that
threatens
the world today. At its core, Constantine's Sword is a compelling
personal
narrative - a kind of detective story - as one man uncovers the dark
areas
of his own past, searching for a better future.

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

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

------------------------
Prison Ministry
------------------------
Are you interested in finding more about prison ministry and outreach?

ANTS and our Prison Ministry Fellowship is hosting to events with
Partakers Prison Ministry.

Fri. Feb. 29th 1-4 p.m. Lower sanctuary of Wilson Chapel. Leap in
Leap Day with a bound into prison visitation. We have a team already
assembled for visiting an inmate, starting next month. We can use more
visitors, letter writing, and prayer partners. Questions: contact
Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

Monday, February 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 25, 2008

In this message:

- Commencement is Coming!
- Graduating Seniors
- ¡Habla español!
- WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
- Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
- Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
- Current UU Thursday worship schedule
- Important UUCANS Meeting Rescheduled
- Message from the writing tutor
- Prayers for Kurt Walker
- ANTS-HC Worship Exchange Week This Week
- Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Prison Ministry


------------------------
Commencement is Coming!
------------------------
The 2008 Andover Newton Commencement celebration will be held on
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A reception will follow
under a tent on the quad. The 2008 Baccalaureate service will be
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel, and a dessert reception
will follow it.

If you are a returning student and would like to help us with
Commencement or Baccalaureate by volunteering please let me know. If
you are graduating, we look forward to welcoming you and your family and
friends to the celebration. More information will be forthcoming so
please check your Andover Newton email account regularly. If you have
questions at this point please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Graduating Seniors
------------------------
Dear 2008 graduates

This email comes to you on behalf of the your fellow seniors on the
commencement planning team - Cindy Antonuk, Janet Bush, Donna Colletti
Lowre, Nel Fields and Debbie Thornton.

Commencement will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, May 17.
There are several events associated with commencement besides the
diploma-awarding ceremony itself, including a baccalaureate worship
celebration followed by a reception on Friday evening.

Traditionally, graduating seniors contribute to planning the
baccalaureate service through suggesting themes, scripture or other
readings, and the faculty speaker.

We are asking you now for suggestions, and nominations for a faculty
speaker. Once we've received your input, we will suggest readings and a
theme to the Baccalaureate committee, which is headed by Greg Mobley.
In addition, if there is no clear consensus on a recommended faculty
speaker, we will get back to you and ask for an informal vote.

Please respond asap to Janet Bush at jbush@ants.edu. We need your
input by February 28 at the latest!

Again - we'd like your suggestions for baccalaureate:

Faculty Speaker - Who would you like to hear from?
Scripture/Reading -What text would you suggest?
Theme - What should the theme or topic be?

Thanks

Cindy, Janet, Donna, Nel and Debbie

------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

We will be meeting Tuesday 2/26/08 in the cafeteria during lunch --
most likely starting about 12pm. Normally we will have the Small Dining
Room, however it is not available this week. We are making this a
regular event, and for the 26th we may even bring some readings or what
not to share. So if you are feeling the need to come and practice your
Spanish, or even just want to listen to some Spanish, be sure to come.
For more information, contact Jason Boyd (JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come,
and just look for us in a corner of the cafeteria! ¡Nos vemos!

------------------------
WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
------------------------
We're looking for items to outfit a new student lounge in Farwell Hall.
The administration has given us two rooms to use as a community
gathering place; we just need to furnish them ourselves. Anything you
think would be useful is wanted! Couches, chairs, a TV, a foosball
table... if you've got anything you'd like to donate, let us know!

Additionally, any donations made to this project are tax deductible!
Let us know if you need more information!

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Dr.
William C. Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the
Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Dr. William F. Schulz: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR MARCH 13th CHAPEL:
12:30 PM
------------------------
On March 13, Dr. William F. Schulz, a past president of the Unitarian
Universalist Association and former executive director of Amnesty
International USA will be the featured speaker during the 12:30pm
worship service in Wilson Chapel. The title of his presentation is
"Bread Of Course, But Why Roses?" The Unitarian Universalist
Community of Andover Newton Students and the Black Student Fellowship
are hosting this chapel event to which the public is invited. Following
the service Dr. Schulz, along with exhibiting artists, will participate
in a feedback session with the audience to talk about the complexities
of war and the challenges of peacemaking in today's world.

------------------------
Current UU Thursday worship schedule
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your friends
for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind! This
week's worship service will be led by the Rev. Aaron Payson, an ANTS
graduate, pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester.
"Riding The Razors Edge" is a reflection inspired by the a collection
of essays published in "The Heart Is A Little To The Left"
(Dartmouth, 1991) by William Sloan Coffin.

February 21 : Rev Aaron Payson
February 28 : Duffy Peet / Tim House co-leading
March 6 : (open)
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

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

------------------------
Important UUCANS Meeting Rescheduled
------------------------
Tuesday February 26th 12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch Meeting in Upper Noyes
Discussion of Bi-Law Revisions and Planning Semester Events
Please join us. UUCANS Leadership team.

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

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

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

------------------------
Prayers for Kurt Walker
------------------------
Please keep Kurt Walker in your prayers. He has been hospitalized
again for recurring problems with his kidneys. He is at Newton-Wellesley
Hospital, room 408.

------------------------
ANTS-HC Worship Exchange Week This Week
------------------------
Hello ANTS colleagues,

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) is sponsoring a "worship exchange week" in
which
students from ANTS and HC are invited to visit each other's worship
services. Below is a cordial invitation from our friends at Hebrew
College
to visit their prayer service on Thursday morning at 7:40am. Please
RSVP to
Lisa if you are interested, just so they can have a sense of numbers.

HC students are also being invited to visit our chapel services on
Wednesday
and Thursday. If you would like to be a 'Worship Buddy', to welcome HC
students 5 mins before chapel begins, sit with them and help them
navigate
our liturgy and hymnals, answer any questions after the service, please
let
me know by Tuesday. This can be such a rich learning opportunity, to
see our
own worship through the eyes of a visitor. Email me at
marlenspirit@gmail.com to sign up.

Blessings, MaryHelen Gunn
for J.O.T.H.

***
Dear ANTS students

JOTH (Journeys on the Hill) is holding a Worship Exchange this week to
create an opportunity for Hebrew College rabbinical students and ANTS
students to experience each other's worship, broaden our appreciation
of
each other's traditions and feel more comfortable attending each
other's
services should we choose to do so at any point in the future.

You are warmly invited to attend our tefillah (prayer service) this
Thursday
morning (Feb 28). The service is held in the Hebrew College Beit
Midrash
(take the elevator up to the 3rd floor and turn right). Please arrive
at 7
40 am. There will be a number of 'Prayer Buddies' waiting to welcome
you,
sit with you and do a minimum amount of explanation.

What to Expect: This will be a regular Hebrew College rabbinical
school
prayer service, led by two students. (Is is not intended to be a
special
teaching service for visitors.) It will be mostly in Hebrew, with
perhaps a
little English.There will be a Torah service, with students reading
from the
Torah scroll. You may wish to wear a head covering - this is the custom
for
men, and optional for women.This would be respectful, though not
required,
as you are visitors.

It would be helpful if you could RSVP to me so we have an idea of
numbers at

lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday morning.

blessings,
Lisa Barrett

------------------------
Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, Interfaith Student Group ANTS & Hebrew College,
invite you to Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD,a documentary film
exploring intolerance and violence in religion.

Wednesday March 5
6:15pm bus to Boston University Morse Auditorium
(leaves from Hebrew College parking lot)
7:00 pm film + Q&A by James Carroll, author of book inspiring the film
Return bus followed by dialogue with ANTS and HC students

If you would like to join us PLEASE RSVP so we know how big a bus to
get -
stevenadamlewis@gmail.com

Synopsis of film:

Constantine's Sword is the story of James Carroll; a former Catholic
priest
on a journey to confront his past and uncover the roots of religiously
inspired violence and war. His search also reveals a growing scandal
involving religious infiltration of the U.S. military and the terrible
consequences of religion's influence on America's foreign policy.

Carroll focuses on Christian antisemitism as the model for all
religious
hatred, exposing the cross as a symbol of a long history of violence
against
Jews (and, most recently, Moslems). The film brings the history of
religious
intolerance to life, tracing it as a source of the fanaticism that
threatens
the world today. At its core, Constantine's Sword is a compelling
personal
narrative - a kind of detective story - as one man uncovers the dark
areas
of his own past, searching for a better future.

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

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

------------------------
Prison Ministry
------------------------
Are you interested in finding more about prison ministry and outreach?

ANTS and our Prison Ministry Fellowship is hosting to events with
Partakers Prison Ministry.

Tues. Feb. 26th 3:30-6 p.m. in the Peck Room. Join us beside the fire
for some great conversation about how the Holy Spirit is moving in the
prisons. Laura Tuach of Partakers, Harold Adams of Committee on
Friends and Families of Prisoners, and a Mothers on the Move
representative will be speaking. Please come for as long as you want or
are able!

Fri. Feb. 29th 1-4 p.m. Lower sanctuary of Wilson Chapel. Leap in
Leap Day with a bound into prison visitation. We have a team already
assembled for visiting an inmate, starting next month. We can use more
visitors, letter writing, and prayer partners. Questions: contact
Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

Thursday, February 21, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 21, 2008

In this message:

- Commencement is Coming!
- Graduating Seniors
- ¡Habla español!
- WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
- Prayers delayed: A lathe unusable.a family hungry
- Concert Friday, Feb. 22, 8 pm. Wilson Chapel
- Chapel News (February 17-23)
- Current UU Thursday worship schedule
- Important UUCANS Meeting Rescheduled
- Message from the writing tutor
- Conference on Ministries
- LASAGNA DINNER
- Transpire service
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Prison Ministry
- Book Signing


------------------------
Commencement is Coming!
------------------------
The 2008 Andover Newton Commencement celebration will be held on
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A reception will follow
under a tent on the quad. The 2008 Baccalaureate service will be
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel, and a dessert reception
will follow it.

If you are a returning student and would like to help us with
Commencement or Baccalaureate by volunteering please let me know. If
you are graduating, we look forward to welcoming you and your family and
friends to the celebration. More information will be forthcoming so
please check your Andover Newton email account regularly. If you have
questions at this point please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Graduating Seniors
------------------------
Dear 2008 graduates

This email comes to you on behalf of the your fellow seniors on the
commencement planning team - Cindy Antonuk, Janet Bush, Donna Colletti
Lowre, Nel Fields and Debbie Thornton.

Commencement will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, May 17.
There are several events associated with commencement besides the
diploma-awarding ceremony itself, including a baccalaureate worship
celebration followed by a reception on Friday evening.

Traditionally, graduating seniors contribute to planning the
baccalaureate service through suggesting themes, scripture or other
readings, and the faculty speaker.

We are asking you now for suggestions, and nominations for a faculty
speaker. Once we've received your input, we will suggest readings and a
theme to the Baccalaureate committee, which is headed by Greg Mobley.
In addition, if there is no clear consensus on a recommended faculty
speaker, we will get back to you and ask for an informal vote.

Please respond asap to Janet Bush at jbush@ants.edu. We need your
input by February 28 at the latest!

Again - we'd like your suggestions for baccalaureate:

Faculty Speaker - Who would you like to hear from?
Scripture/Reading -What text would you suggest?
Theme - What should the theme or topic be?

Thanks

Cindy, Janet, Donna, Nel and Debbie

------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

We will be meeting Tuesday 2/26/08 in the cafeteria during lunch --
most likely starting about 12pm. Normally we will have the Small Dining
Room, however it is not available this week. We are making this a
regular event, and for the 26th we may even bring some readings or what
not to share. So if you are feeling the need to come and practice your
Spanish, or even just want to listen to some Spanish, be sure to come.
For more information, contact Jason Boyd (JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come,
and just look for us in a corner of the cafeteria! ¡Nos vemos!

------------------------
WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
------------------------
We're looking for items to outfit a new student lounge in Farwell Hall.
The administration has given us two rooms to use as a community
gathering place; we just need to furnish them ourselves. Anything you
think would be useful is wanted! Couches, chairs, a TV, a foosball
table... if you've got anything you'd like to donate, let us know!

Additionally, any donations made to this project are tax deductible!
Let us know if you need more information!

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
Prayers delayed: A lathe unusable.a family hungry
------------------------
Six weeks ago tonight, my son-in-law, Don, lost his wood lathe in a
devastating fire. As a wood turner who makes museum quality,
Shaker-inspired
furniture, Don lost both his source of income and an expression of his
creativity. My daughter, Rachel, works in the ethereal real estate
market in
rural New Hampshire and so generates no income during the winter.
Finding a
replacement lathe was key to the survival of my daughter's family
which
includes 2 young boys. Through your prayers, a replica of the 2 ton/14
foot
long lathe was found, shipped and installed in the barn attached to my
daughter's home. We all thanked God and believed that the worst was
behind
us. Not so, we are afraid to report. The lathe is still not attached
to
electricity: a function of its age, design and hungry three-phase
power
needs. As my daughter wrote me yesterday, "We have gone through 3
electricians and have yet to find someone who can figure out the
3phase
converter. Times are tough right now but we have the love."

I ask for your continued prayers that the lathe will be soon powered up
and
producing both works of art and income to feed my family.

Friends of Rachel and Don have set up a relief account at the local
bank:

Allard Fire Fund, Lake Sunapee Savings, P.O. Box 326, Bradford, NH
03221.

Many thanks and many blessings, Sherry Thomas.

------------------------
Concert Friday, Feb. 22, 8 pm. Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Jetro da Silva, ANTS student and Berklee faculty, will lead a group
(piano, drums bass, percussion and vocal) performing Christian and
secular music with an African/American.Brazilian/Gospel/Jazz flavor.
The title is "A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression" - come find out
what that means!

Concert is free, thanks to the generosity of the Central Congregational
Church of Newton Legacy Trust.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 17th-23rd)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 18-23) will
be offered by:
Monday: HOLIDAY: NO MORNING PRAYER
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker
Saturday: Special Morning Worship as part of the Conference on
Ministries
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Gary Smith will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship and UUCANS will be holding worship
together on Thursday,
February 21st.

There will be a special worship on Saturday February 23rd as part of
the Conference on Ministries.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

------------------------
Current UU Thursday worship schedule
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your friends
for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind! This
week's worship service will be led by the Rev. Aaron Payson, an ANTS
graduate, pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester.
"Riding The Razors Edge" is a reflection inspired by the a collection
of essays published in "The Heart Is A Little To The Left"
(Dartmouth, 1991) by William Sloan Coffin.

February 21 : Rev Aaron Payson
February 28 : Duffy Peet / Tim House co-leading
March 6 : (open)
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

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

------------------------
Important UUCANS Meeting Rescheduled
------------------------
Tuesday February 26th 12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch Meeting in Upper Noyes
Discussion of Bi-Law Revisions and Planning Semester Events
Please join us. UUCANS Leadership team.

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

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

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

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

------------------------
LASAGNA DINNER
------------------------
THE FIRST CHURCH IN WEYMOUTH MASS. IS HAVING A HOMEMADE LASAGNA
DINNER WITH SOUP AND SALADS. ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD AT 7:00 PM.

COST IS $10 ADULTS /$5 KIDS /$25 FAMILY. FIRST CHURCH IS AT 11
CHURCH ST IN WEYMOUTH FOR DIRECTIONS AND TICKETS CALL DANIEL KELLEHER
AT (781)-424-0742.

I DANIEL KELLEHER MAKE THE FOUR DEFERENT LASAGNAS (MEAT, 10 VEGETABLE,
LOBSTER, NEW ENGLAND)
KIND FRIENDLY FOOD IS AVAILABLE AND ALL OTHER FOOD FROM SCRATCH. I PAY
FOR ALL THE FOOD, COOK IT
ALL, AND WITH HELP SERVE IT ALL. 100% OF THE MONEY FROM THE SALE OF
TICKETS GOES TO THE CHURCH.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
I AM A YOUTH MINISTRY MAJOR AT ANTS. I WILL HAVE TICKETS WITH ME ON AT
LUNCH.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!
IN CHIRST NAME DANIEL KELLEHER

------------------------
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------------------------
Transpire

A Trans-led Church Service
An ecumenical celebration
of Transgender Lives
breathing spirit into
community

Sunday February 24 at 5 pm

Worship Celebration with Fellowship Meal to follow
In the Chapel of College Avenue Methodist Church
@ 14 Chapel Street (near Davis Square), Somerville, MA

We are blessed by the tremendous gifts & graces that transgender people
bring into our churches and communities. Join us, as trans people from
many different religious & spiritual backgrounds gather with family &
friends for an inspiring, spirit-filled evening!

How to get there
Two blocks from the Davis Square T stop on the Red Line
Wheelchair accessible through the Chapel Street entrance

Sponsored by Cambridge Welcoming Ministries

For more information:
www.cambridgewelcomingministries.org or email Sean - sdelmore@gmail.com


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

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

------------------------
Prison Ministry
------------------------
Are you interested in finding more about prison ministry and outreach?

ANTS and our Prison Ministry Fellowship is hosting to events with
Partakers Prison Ministry.

Tues. Feb. 26th 3:30-6 p.m. in the Peck Room. Join us beside the fire
for some great conversation about how the Holy Spirit is moving in the
prisons. Laura Tuach of Partakers, Harold Adams of Committee on
Friends and Families of Prisoners, and a Mothers on the Move
representative will be speaking. Please come for as long as you want or
are able!

Fri. Feb. 29th 1-4 p.m. Lower sanctuary of Wilson Chapel. Leap in
Leap Day with a bound into prison visitation. We have a team already
assembled for visiting an inmate, starting next month. We can use more
visitors, letter writing, and prayer partners. Questions: contact
Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

------------------------
Book Signing
------------------------
Book Signing! Join us for this special event, featuring 3 Faculty
All-Stars: Dean Herzog on Baseball, Prof. Heim on Sacrifice, and Prof.
Mobley on Satan. This Saturday, Feb. 23, 1 pm at the Bookstore.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 20, 2008

In this message:

- Commencement is Coming!
- Graduating Seniors
- ¡Habla español!
- WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
- Prayers delayed: A lathe unusable.a family hungry
- Concert Friday, Feb. 22, 8 pm. Wilson Chapel
- Chapel News (February 17-23)
- Current UU Thursday worship schedule
- Important UUCANS Meeting Rescheduled
- Message from the writing tutor
- Conference on Ministries
- LASAGNA DINNER
- Transpire service
- One Day Training for Ministers
- Prison Ministry
- Scholarships


------------------------
Commencement is Coming!
------------------------
The 2008 Andover Newton Commencement celebration will be held on
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A reception will follow
under a tent on the quad. The 2008 Baccalaureate service will be
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel, and a dessert reception
will follow it.

If you are a returning student and would like to help us with
Commencement or Baccalaureate by volunteering please let me know. If
you are graduating, we look forward to welcoming you and your family and
friends to the celebration. More information will be forthcoming so
please check your Andover Newton email account regularly. If you have
questions at this point please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Graduating Seniors
------------------------
Dear 2008 graduates

This email comes to you on behalf of the your fellow seniors on the
commencement planning team - Cindy Antonuk, Janet Bush, Donna Colletti
Lowre, Nel Fields and Debbie Thornton.

Commencement will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, May 17.
There are several events associated with commencement besides the
diploma-awarding ceremony itself, including a baccalaureate worship
celebration followed by a reception on Friday evening.

Traditionally, graduating seniors contribute to planning the
baccalaureate service through suggesting themes, scripture or other
readings, and the faculty speaker.

We are asking you now for suggestions, and nominations for a faculty
speaker. Once we've received your input, we will suggest readings and a
theme to the Baccalaureate committee, which is headed by Greg Mobley.
In addition, if there is no clear consensus on a recommended faculty
speaker, we will get back to you and ask for an informal vote.

Please respond asap to Janet Bush at jbush@ants.edu. We need your
input by February 28 at the latest!

Again - we'd like your suggestions for baccalaureate:

Faculty Speaker - Who would you like to hear from?
Scripture/Reading -What text would you suggest?
Theme - What should the theme or topic be?

Thanks

Cindy, Janet, Donna, Nel and Debbie

------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

We will be meeting Tuesday 2/26/08 in the cafeteria during lunch --
most likely starting about 12pm. Normally we will have the Small Dining
Room, however it is not available this week. We are making this a
regular event, and for the 26th we may even bring some readings or what
not to share. So if you are feeling the need to come and practice your
Spanish, or even just want to listen to some Spanish, be sure to come.
For more information, contact Jason Boyd (JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come,
and just look for us in a corner of the cafeteria! ¡Nos vemos!

------------------------
WANTED: Items for Lounge in Farwell Hall
------------------------
We're looking for items to outfit a new student lounge in Farwell Hall.
The administration has given us two rooms to use as a community
gathering place; we just need to furnish them ourselves. Anything you
think would be useful is wanted! Couches, chairs, a TV, a foosball
table... if you've got anything you'd like to donate, let us know!

Additionally, any donations made to this project are tax deductible!
Let us know if you need more information!

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314

------------------------
Prayers delayed: A lathe unusable.a family hungry
------------------------
Six weeks ago tonight, my son-in-law, Don, lost his wood lathe in a
devastating fire. As a wood turner who makes museum quality,
Shaker-inspired
furniture, Don lost both his source of income and an expression of his
creativity. My daughter, Rachel, works in the ethereal real estate
market in
rural New Hampshire and so generates no income during the winter.
Finding a
replacement lathe was key to the survival of my daughter's family
which
includes 2 young boys. Through your prayers, a replica of the 2 ton/14
foot
long lathe was found, shipped and installed in the barn attached to my
daughter's home. We all thanked God and believed that the worst was
behind
us. Not so, we are afraid to report. The lathe is still not attached
to
electricity: a function of its age, design and hungry three-phase
power
needs. As my daughter wrote me yesterday, "We have gone through 3
electricians and have yet to find someone who can figure out the
3phase
converter. Times are tough right now but we have the love."

I ask for your continued prayers that the lathe will be soon powered up
and
producing both works of art and income to feed my family.

Friends of Rachel and Don have set up a relief account at the local
bank:

Allard Fire Fund, Lake Sunapee Savings, P.O. Box 326, Bradford, NH
03221.

Many thanks and many blessings, Sherry Thomas.

------------------------
Concert Friday, Feb. 22, 8 pm. Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Jetro da Silva, ANTS student and Berklee faculty, will lead a group
(piano, drums bass, percussion and vocal) performing Christian and
secular music with an African/American.Brazilian/Gospel/Jazz flavor.
The title is "A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression" - come find out
what that means!

Concert is free, thanks to the generosity of the Central Congregational
Church of Newton Legacy Trust.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 18-23) will
be offered by:
Monday: HOLIDAY: NO MORNING PRAYER
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker
Saturday: Special Morning Worship as part of the Conference on
Ministries
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Gary Smith will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship and UUCANS will be holding worship
together on Thursday,
February 21st.

There will be a special worship on Saturday February 23rd as part of
the Conference on Ministries.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

------------------------
Current UU Thursday worship schedule
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your friends
for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind! This
week's worship service will be led by the Rev. Aaron Payson, an ANTS
graduate, pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester.
"Riding The Razors Edge" is a reflection inspired by the a collection
of essays published in "The Heart Is A Little To The Left"
(Dartmouth, 1991) by William Sloan Coffin.

February 21 : Rev Aaron Payson
February 28 : Duffy Peet / Tim House co-leading
March 6 : (open)
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

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

------------------------
Important UUCANS Meeting Rescheduled
------------------------
Tuesday February 26th 12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch Meeting in Upper Noyes
Discussion of Bi-Law Revisions and Planning Semester Events
Please join us. UUCANS Leadership team.

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

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

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

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

------------------------
LASAGNA DINNER
------------------------
THE FIRST CHURCH IN WEYMOUTH MASS. IS HAVING A HOMEMADE LASAGNA
DINNER WITH SOUP AND SALADS. ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD AT 7:00 PM.

COST IS $10 ADULTS /$5 KIDS /$25 FAMILY. FIRST CHURCH IS AT 11
CHURCH ST IN WEYMOUTH FOR DIRECTIONS AND TICKETS CALL DANIEL KELLEHER
AT (781)-424-0742.

I DANIEL KELLEHER MAKE THE FOUR DEFERENT LASAGNAS (MEAT, 10 VEGETABLE,
LOBSTER, NEW ENGLAND)
KIND FRIENDLY FOOD IS AVAILABLE AND ALL OTHER FOOD FROM SCRATCH. I PAY
FOR ALL THE FOOD, COOK IT
ALL, AND WITH HELP SERVE IT ALL. 100% OF THE MONEY FROM THE SALE OF
TICKETS GOES TO THE CHURCH.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
I AM A YOUTH MINISTRY MAJOR AT ANTS. I WILL HAVE TICKETS WITH ME ON AT
LUNCH.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!
IN CHIRST NAME DANIEL KELLEHER

------------------------
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------------------------
Transpire

A Trans-led Church Service
An ecumenical celebration
of Transgender Lives
breathing spirit into
community

Sunday February 24 at 5 pm

Worship Celebration with Fellowship Meal to follow
In the Chapel of College Avenue Methodist Church
@ 14 Chapel Street (near Davis Square), Somerville, MA

We are blessed by the tremendous gifts & graces that transgender people
bring into our churches and communities. Join us, as trans people from
many different religious & spiritual backgrounds gather with family &
friends for an inspiring, spirit-filled evening!

How to get there
Two blocks from the Davis Square T stop on the Red Line
Wheelchair accessible through the Chapel Street entrance

Sponsored by Cambridge Welcoming Ministries

For more information:
www.cambridgewelcomingministries.org or email Sean - sdelmore@gmail.com


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

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

------------------------
Prison Ministry
------------------------
Are you interested in finding more about prison ministry and outreach?

ANTS and our Prison Ministry Fellowship is hosting to events with
Partakers Prison Ministry.

Tues. Feb. 26th 3:30-6 p.m. in the Peck Room. Join us beside the fire
for some great conversation about how the Holy Spirit is moving in the
prisons. Laura Tuach of Partakers, Harold Adams of Committee on
Friends and Families of Prisoners, and a Mothers on the Move
representative will be speaking. Please come for as long as you want or
are able!

Fri. Feb. 29th 1-4 p.m. Lower sanctuary of Wilson Chapel. Leap in
Leap Day with a bound into prison visitation. We have a team already
assembled for visiting an inmate, starting next month. We can use more
visitors, letter writing, and prayer partners. Questions: contact
Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

------------------------
Scholarships
------------------------
Scholarship Opportunity for Summer Seminary Intern for the Chautauqua
United
Church of Christ Society:
Summer 2008: July 5--August 9, 2008

Overview of Scholarship: This scholarship is for the purpose of
supporting
a seminary student for a period of five weeks during the Summer at the
Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society, Inc. located within the
Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The internship will
extend
from Weeks 3 to 7 of the Chautauqua Institution Season--July 5--August
9,
2008. The intern (and immediate family) will be provided with
housing, two
gate passes (one for him/herself and one for a spouse) and one parking
pass
for the five-week period. Transportation to and from Chautauqua, New
York
is the financial responsibility of the intern. The intern will also
be
responsible for his/her own meals during this period. A $1,000 stipend
is
provided to the intern--to be paid in two installments.
Qualifications: The applicant must be a full-time student in an
ATS-accredited Seminary in the United States. The applicant must have
a
cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or
the
commensurate proportion on other scales). An unofficial seminary
transcript should be included with the application. Standing in the
United
Church of Christ is preferred, but not required. The candidate must
be
committed to parish or institutional ministry in his/her denomination.
The
intern must have completed at least twenty-four semester hours of
seminary
education at the time of the application. The applicant must provide
three
references and write a three-page essay on one of the following
subjects--theology, ethics, or faith in the public square. See Ron
Baard
for Application and all details. Application deadline is April 30th.

----------

Scholarship Opportunities from Maine Education Services. Online
process
tells you WHICH scholarships you are eligible for.
Apply at www.mesfoundation.com <http://www.mesfoundation.com/> Apply
before April 1.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 19, 2008

In this message:

- Commencement is Coming!
- Graduating Seniors
- Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
- SA Meeting
- Student Handbook On the Web
- Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
- Chapel News (February 17-23)
- Current UU Thursday worship schedule
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Message from the writing tutor
- Conference on Ministries
- LASAGNA DINNER
- Transpire service
- Lost and found - Jewelry
- Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
- Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency


------------------------
Commencement is Coming!
------------------------
The 2008 Andover Newton Commencement celebration will be held on
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A reception will follow
under a tent on the quad. The 2008 Baccalaureate service will be
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel, and a dessert reception
will follow it.

If you are a returning student and would like to help us with
Commencement or Baccalaureate by volunteering please let me know. If
you are graduating, we look forward to welcoming you and your family and
friends to the celebration. More information will be forthcoming so
please check your Andover Newton email account regularly. If you have
questions at this point please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Graduating Seniors
------------------------
Dear 2008 graduates

This email comes to you on behalf of the your fellow seniors on the
commencement planning team - Cindy Antonuk, Janet Bush, Donna Colletti
Lowre, Nel Fields and Debbie Thornton.

Commencement will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, May 17.
There are several events associated with commencement besides the
diploma-awarding ceremony itself, including a baccalaureate worship
celebration followed by a reception on Friday evening.

Traditionally, graduating seniors contribute to planning the
baccalaureate service through suggesting themes, scripture or other
readings, and the faculty speaker.

We are asking you now for suggestions, and nominations for a faculty
speaker. Once we've received your input, we will suggest readings and a
theme to the Baccalaureate committee, which is headed by Greg Mobley.
In addition, if there is no clear consensus on a recommended faculty
speaker, we will get back to you and ask for an informal vote.

Please respond asap to Janet Bush at jbush@ants.edu. We need your
input by February 28 at the latest!

Again - we'd like your suggestions for baccalaureate:

Faculty Speaker - Who would you like to hear from?
Scripture/Reading -What text would you suggest?
Theme - What should the theme or topic be?

Thanks

Cindy, Janet, Donna, Nel and Debbie

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Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
------------------------
February 20 Rev. Gary Smith
A native of Maine, Gary came to the First Parish of Concord, MA in 1988
after serving congregations in Middletown, Connecticut and Bangor,
Maine, as well as a stint at our Unitarian Universalist Association
headquarters in Boston. He has been President of the national Ministers
Association and is currently teaching a seminar in preaching at Harvard
Divinity School.

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SA Meeting
------------------------
All are welcome and invited to attend...

The Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
5-6pm in the Student Lounge, Upper Noyes

We will be discussing constitution revisions, treasurer status, student
life events, etc..

Please try to come for all or part of the meeting.

Thank You,
Tempest Brevard
Secretary
ANTS '09

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Student Handbook On the Web
------------------------
Please remember that the Andover Newton Student Handbook is on our web
site. The link for the Handbook is:
http://www.ants.edu/studenthandbook/

The handbook contains all
school policies as well as other important information for students.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Dr.
William C. Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the
Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 18-23) will
be offered by:
Monday: HOLIDAY: NO MORNING PRAYER
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker
Saturday: Special Morning Worship as part of the Conference on
Ministries
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Gary Smith will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship and UUCANS will be holding worship
together on Thursday,
February 21st.

There will be a special worship on Saturday February 23rd as part of
the Conference on Ministries.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

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Current UU Thursday worship schedule
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your friends
for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind! This
week's worship service will be led by the Rev. Aaron Payson, an ANTS
graduate, pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester.
"Riding The Razors Edge" is a reflection inspired by the a collection
of essays published in "The Heart Is A Little To The Left"
(Dartmouth, 1991) by William Sloan Coffin.

February 21 : Rev Aaron Payson
February 28 : Duffy Peet / Tim House co-leading
March 6 : (open)
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

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

------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art

Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Free, and open to the public.

Directions to the campus at:

www.ants.edu

Accessible by the Green "D" line, at the Newton Centre stop

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology, and the Arts Program at Andover
Newton Theological School; for further information, contact Ms. Jennifer
Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

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

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

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

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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

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LASAGNA DINNER
------------------------
THE FIRST CHURCH IN WEYMOUTH MASS. IS HAVING A HOMEMADE LASAGNA
DINNER WITH SOUP AND SALADS. ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD AT 7:00 PM.

COST IS $10 ADULTS /$5 KIDS /$25 FAMILY. FIRST CHURCH IS AT 11
CHURCH ST IN WEYMOUTH FOR DIRECTIONS AND TICKETS CALL DANIEL KELLEHER
AT (781)-424-0742.

I DANIEL KELLEHER MAKE THE FOUR DEFERENT LASAGNAS (MEAT, 10 VEGETABLE,
LOBSTER, NEW ENGLAND)
KIND FRIENDLY FOOD IS AVAILABLE AND ALL OTHER FOOD FROM SCRATCH. I PAY
FOR ALL THE FOOD, COOK IT
ALL, AND WITH HELP SERVE IT ALL. 100% OF THE MONEY FROM THE SALE OF
TICKETS GOES TO THE CHURCH.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
I AM A YOUTH MINISTRY MAJOR AT ANTS. I WILL HAVE TICKETS WITH ME ON
TUESDAY 2-19-08 AT LUNCH.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!
IN CHIRST NAME DANIEL KELLEHER

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Transpire service
------------------------
Transpire

A Trans-led Church Service
An ecumenical celebration
of Transgender Lives
breathing spirit into
community

Sunday February 24 at 5 pm

Worship Celebration with Fellowship Meal to follow
In the Chapel of College Avenue Methodist Church
@ 14 Chapel Street (near Davis Square), Somerville, MA

We are blessed by the tremendous gifts & graces that transgender people
bring into our churches and communities. Join us, as trans people from
many different religious & spiritual backgrounds gather with family &
friends for an inspiring, spirit-filled evening!

How to get there
Two blocks from the Davis Square T stop on the Red Line
Wheelchair accessible through the Chapel Street entrance

Sponsored by Cambridge Welcoming Ministries

For more information:
www.cambridgewelcomingministries.org or email Sean - sdelmore@gmail.com


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Lost and found - Jewelry
------------------------
A piece of jewelry was found in the cafeteria. Please see Liz on
Thursday or Friday to claim your Jewelry.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre ma 02459
617 964-1100 x303
ebostwick@ants.edu

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Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
------------------------
Discussion with Rev. Laura Tuach, Partakers; Harold Adams, Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners, Our Prison Neighbors, & Louise D.
Brown Peace Institute.

Andover Newton School of Theology
Co-sponsored by: ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship & Partakers

Feb. 29th 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Partakers Orientation for Prison
Visitation.
(Likely the Peck Room. I will confirm.)

Remember those in prison, and those dealing with the prison industrial
complex.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural: wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency
------------------------
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study's Seventh Annual Gender
Conference
Co-sponsored by Harvard Divinity School

Thursday, April 3, 2008
1:30-5:30 pm

Friday, April 4, 2008
9 am-4 pm

Radcliffe Gymnasium
10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Admission is free, and registration is required.
<http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227FT9YUCV3> Click here to
register <http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227FT9YUCV3> .

The Radcliffe Institute's seventh annual gender conference,
co-sponsored by
Harvard Divinity School, examines the persistent entanglements of
religion
and gender, with a particular focus on women's agency. Panels will
address
religious law, religion and the gendered body, challenges to religious
authority, and the complexities of freedom and submission in religious
contexts. The conference includes presenters who grapple with gender
both in
their scholarship and as leaders within their religious communities.
Case
studies will draw on medieval Japanese Buddhism, contemporary India,
nineteenth-century Sudan, Orthodox Judaism, the Caribbean diaspora,
and
diverse Christian and Muslim contexts.

Schedule

Thursday, April 3, 2008

1:30 pm Welcome and Introduction

Barbara J. Grosz, Interim Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
and
Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University
Ann D. Braude, Director, Women's Studies in Religion Program; Senior
Lecturer on American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School,
Harvard
University

1:45 pm "Gender Defines Religion, Religion Defines Gender"

Convener: Shaye Cohen, Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature
and
Philosophy; Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University

Panelists: Bernadette Brooten, Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt
Professor of Christian Studies and Professor of Women's and Gender
Studies,
Brandeis University
Elizabeth A. Castelli, Professor of Religion, Barnard College at
Columbia
University
Madhu Kishwar, Professor and Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies; founder, editor, Manushi: A Journal About Women
and
Society; founder, president, Manushi Sangathan: A Forum for Democratic
Reforms
Afsaneh Najmabadi, Professor of History and of the Studies of Women,
Gender,
and Sexuality, Harvard University

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm "Religion and the Gendered Body: the Work of Caroline Walker
Bynum
in 21st-century Perspective"

Convener: Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University and
Lincoln
Professor of History, Harvard University

Panelists: Gannit Ankori, Henya Sharef Professor of Humanities, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem
Carol B. Duncan, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid
Laurier University
R. Marie Griffith, Professor of Religion, Director of the Program in
the
Study of Women and Gender, Princeton University
Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor of Medieval European History,
Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton; University Professor Emerita, Columbia
University

5:30 pm Reception

Friday, April 4, 2008

9 am Welcome

William A. Graham, Dean and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity,
Harvard
Divinity School, and Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern
Studies, Harvard University

9:15 am "Gender and the Structures of Religious Authority"

Convener: Lisa McGirr, Professor of History, Harvard University

Panelists: Catherine Brekus, Associate Professor of the History of
Christianity, the Divinity School, University of Chicago
Fiona Griffiths, Assistant Professor of Medieval History, New York
University; 2007-2008 Humboldt Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Mainz
Eve M. Troutt Powell, Professor of Middle Eastern History and Africana
Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Ruch, Columbia University

10:45 am Break

11 am "Gender and Challenges to Religious Authority"

Convener: Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity
School,
Harvard University

Panelists: John Demos, Professor of History, Yale University
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Michelene Pesantubbee, Professor of Religious Studies, University of
Iowa
Amina Wadud, Visiting Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry;
Professor
of Islamic Studies, School of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth
University

12:45 pm Break

2 pm "Gendered Freedom/Religious Freedom"

Convener: Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian
Studies in
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Faculty of Divinity,
Harvard
Divinity School, Harvard University

Panelists: Lisa Sowle Cahill, J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology,
Boston
College
Janice Love, Dean, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Ingrid Mattson, Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam
and
Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary
Tamar Ross, Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Bar Ilan University

3:45 pm Concluding remarks

For more information, please visit <http://www.radcliffe.edu/>
www.radcliffe.edu or call 617.495.8600.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is a
scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a
wide
range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Within
this
broad purpose, the Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the
study
of women, gender, and society.

Friday, February 15, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 15, 2008

In this message:

- Tuesday's Spiritual Journey to feature ANTS professor Dr. Robert W.
Pazmiño.
- NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
- Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
- School closed Monday, February 18
- Support the Andover Newton Bookstore!
- Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
- Chapel News (February 17-23)
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
- Conference on Ministries
- A Prayer for the students and families of the Illinois University
Deaths
- Reiki Opportunity
- Dreyfus Exhibit Preview, "Dreyfus is all about doubt"
- Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
- Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency


------------------------
Tuesday's Spiritual Journey to feature ANTS professor Dr. Robert W.
Pazmiño.
------------------------
This Tuesday, February 19th, at 4:30PM, the next program in the series,
Spiritual Journeys, will be held at President Carter's home. The
featured guest will be Dr. Robert W. Pazmiño, the Valeria Stone
Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton.

Dr. Pazmiño's research on diverse forms of Christian education and
his interests in multiculturalism and mentoring help to shape his work
with various groups and schools in the U.S.

His books include Latin American Journey: Insights for Christian
Education in North America, and By What Authority Do We Teach? A second
edition of his widely used text, Foundational Issues in Christian
Education, was published in 1997. His recent works include Basics of
Teaching for Christians (1998) and God Our Teacher (2001). An ordained
American Baptist minister, he joined the faculty in 1986 after teaching
five years at Gordon-Conwell Theological School.

------------------------
NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
------------------------
The long-awaited new website is live. The
expanded goal of the new site is to help the outside world discover
and support Andover Newton, in addition to providing the information
the Andover Newton community is accustomed to finding. We have tried
to streamline and upgrade navigation and services, and further
enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months. We hope you'll
take time to explore it, and we truly appreciate all the help we've
received in putting the new site together (more than 30 people
contributed feedback!).

We've tried to make the launch as painless as possible. Hopefully,
you'll find the site intuitive and easy to use. Please take a few
moments to surf the site and discover where your favorite sections are
now located. However, if you have difficulty finding things, you might
try the Search function, which is greatly improved over the old search
system. You'll find a Search box at the top of each screen. Links for
Webmail
and Connect are in the footer on every page as well as in the
"Current Students - Online Resources" section.

Content updates in cooperation with senior administration are ongoing
and will continue over the next few months. In a site as large and
complex as this, there may be a few errors, despite our best efforts.
We ask for the help and indulgence of the Andover Newton community in
discovering them. We all want to make this a great website! Please
direct all feedback to webteam@ants.edu. If you find an error, please
forward the relevant page address along with your comment, by copying
and pasting it from your browser's address bar (it starts with
http://). That way we can most quickly find and correct it.

Thank you for your support during this exciting transition.
-- the web team

------------------------
Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
------------------------
February 20 Rev. Gary Smith
A native of Maine, Gary came to the First Parish of Concord, MA in 1988
after serving congregations in Middletown, Connecticut and Bangor,
Maine, as well as a stint at our Unitarian Universalist Association
headquarters in Boston. He has been President of the national Ministers
Association and is currently teaching a seminar in preaching at Harvard
Divinity School.

------------------------
School closed Monday, February 18
------------------------
The library and all school offices will be closed Monday, February 18,
in observance of Presidents' Day.


------------------------
Support the Andover Newton Bookstore!
------------------------
Please remember to support our bookstore. It has a wide range of gift
items so if you're looking for a Valentine's gift for that special
someone, or as anniversaries and birthdays come around please consider
shopping in our store. We are one of only 3 remaining theology school
bookstores in New England. And we are hoping that we will be able to
keep our bookstore open, so please support us in this endeavor.
Please remember this too as you shop for books for classes. Your
patronage allows us to maintain this service on campus. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Dr.
William C. Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the
Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 18-23) will
be offered by:
Monday: HOLIDAY: NO MORNING PRAYER
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker
Saturday: Special Morning Worship as part of the Conference on
Ministries
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Gary Smith will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship and UUCANS will be holding worship
together on Thursday,
February 21st.

There will be a special worship on Saturday February 23rd as part of
the Conference on Ministries.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

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

An information session for students that will be entering into Field
Education in Fall of 2008 will be held Tuesday, February 19th. It will
be held in the Peck Room from 1:00-2:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art

Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Free, and open to the public.

Directions to the campus at:

www.ants.edu

Accessible by the Green "D" line, at the Newton Centre stop

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology, and the Arts Program at Andover
Newton Theological School; for further information, contact Ms. Jennifer
Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

------------------------
Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
------------------------
THEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
First baptist Church of Newton cordially invites you to a Book Study
with Andover Newton Professor
and member of FBC Newton, Mark Heim and his book, "Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross"
Date: March 2, 9, and 16 during Sunday school in the chapel.
Please contact Mary Jane Ott for further Information and to sign up.
email:
smjott@aol.com or phone: 617-527-1812

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

------------------------
A Prayer for the students and families of the Illinois University
Deaths
------------------------
Dear God, our prayers surround the victims and families of this
horrible senseless act of violence in Illinois. Oh God we ask that you
wrap your loving and healing love around the families as the suddenness
of this violent act becomes reality this day.
Oh God we do not understand what would make a person want to commit
this act of sin, we can only ask that we as your children are able to
forgive and go into your understanding as we invite you into our midst
as we also walk through this time of healing.
We pray for healing and comfort for the families as they try to come to
understanding and peace that their loved ones have been called home to
your kingdom.
Dear God we pray for forgiveness and
understanding...................AMEN

Bob Ingalls


------------------------
Reiki Opportunity
------------------------
ahel Warshaw-Dadon, Reiki Master and Director of Reiki for Peace

Will be visiting the Boston area from Jerusalem February 20-29, 2008

WHAT IS REIKI? Reiki is the Japanese word for 'universal life force
energy'. We all have it; we can all use more. When this energy passes
through our hands into our bodies, we use it to heal ourselves
physically, emotionally, and spiritually, eventually bringing ourselves
to a state of balance, calm, and inner strength. We can also provide
this energy to others so that they can heal themselves. Reiki
treatments can be surprisingly powerful and effective, in not only
relieving symptoms, but increasing relaxation, easing pain, and
strengthening our immune systems. With training from a Reiki Master,
anyone can learn to treat one's self and others with Reiki.

Schedule:

Introductory Presentation: Reiki and Reiki for Peace with hands on
demonstrations of Reiki
Reiki for Peace is a non-profit organization working with Israeli Jews,
Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians from the West Bank. Rahel is the
founder and director.
When: Thursday, February 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Kavod Jewish Social Justice House, 165 Winthrop Road, Apt. B,
Brookline (near Green Line C Tappan St. Station)
Free to the public; Contributions to Reiki for Peace will be gratefully
received. Please RSVP to moishehouseboston@gmail.com.

First Degree Reiki Course:
When: Saturday, February 23, and Sunday, February 24,
9:00 am - 7:00 pm both days; with breaks for shared meals.
Where: TBA
Cost for Reiki I: $200 for adults; $175 for children
Second Degree Reiki Course is available if there is interest. Classes
will be scheduled based on students' availability on February 22 and
25-29
Interested students should contact Rahel directly at
reikiforpeace@gmail.com .

For more information and registration contact Rabbi Michael Swarttz at
michaelswarttz@rcn.com or call 617-558-1404

Contact Rahel directly at reikiforpeace@gmail.com ;
www.reikiforpeace.com


------------------------
Dreyfus Exhibit Preview, "Dreyfus is all about doubt"
------------------------
We would like to invite you to a special preview of: "The Power of
Prejudice: The Dreyfus Affair" on February 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the
808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, at Boston University.

This is a history exhibit with attitude! PHOTO BLOWUPS-VIDEO LOOPS-
FILM-ARTIFACTS bring the history of the Dreyfus story alive.

The themes of this true story of a 19th century Jewish captain in the

French military, convicted of treason, sent to Devil's Island, then
found to be innocent, resonate today: judgment by military
commission, trial by media, separation of Church and State, anti-
Semitism and the foundation of Zionism.

Speaking at the preview will be Hélène Hoog, curator of the
exhibition, which premiered at the Museum of Art and History of
Judaism in Paris, as well as Lorraine Beitler, whose collection of
postcards, posters and documents form the visual parts of this show.

The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University, The New
Center for Arts and Culture, and Boston University are presenting the

exhibition which will run from February 27 through April 6. It is
free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to Emily@harronandassociates.com if you can attend.

As Alan Dershowitz, who is featured in one of the videos in the
exhibition, says, "Dreyfus is all about doubt. Doubt is essential to
Democracy."

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
------------------------
Discussion with Rev. Laura Tuach, Partakers; Harold Adams, Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners, Our Prison Neighbors, & Louise D.
Brown Peace Institute.

Andover Newton School of Theology
Co-sponsored by: ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship & Partakers

Feb. 29th 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Partakers Orientation for Prison
Visitation.
(Likely the Peck Room. I will confirm.)

Remember those in prison, and those dealing with the prison industrial
complex.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural: wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency
------------------------
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study's Seventh Annual Gender
Conference
Co-sponsored by Harvard Divinity School

Thursday, April 3, 2008
1:30-5:30 pm

Friday, April 4, 2008
9 am-4 pm

Radcliffe Gymnasium
10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Admission is free, and registration is required.
<http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227FT9YUCV3> Click here to
register <http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227FT9YUCV3> .

The Radcliffe Institute's seventh annual gender conference,
co-sponsored by
Harvard Divinity School, examines the persistent entanglements of
religion
and gender, with a particular focus on women's agency. Panels will
address
religious law, religion and the gendered body, challenges to religious
authority, and the complexities of freedom and submission in religious
contexts. The conference includes presenters who grapple with gender
both in
their scholarship and as leaders within their religious communities.
Case
studies will draw on medieval Japanese Buddhism, contemporary India,
nineteenth-century Sudan, Orthodox Judaism, the Caribbean diaspora,
and
diverse Christian and Muslim contexts.

Schedule

Thursday, April 3, 2008

1:30 pm Welcome and Introduction

Barbara J. Grosz, Interim Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
and
Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University
Ann D. Braude, Director, Women's Studies in Religion Program; Senior
Lecturer on American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School,
Harvard
University

1:45 pm "Gender Defines Religion, Religion Defines Gender"

Convener: Shaye Cohen, Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature
and
Philosophy; Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University

Panelists: Bernadette Brooten, Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt
Professor of Christian Studies and Professor of Women's and Gender
Studies,
Brandeis University
Elizabeth A. Castelli, Professor of Religion, Barnard College at
Columbia
University
Madhu Kishwar, Professor and Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies; founder, editor, Manushi: A Journal About Women
and
Society; founder, president, Manushi Sangathan: A Forum for Democratic
Reforms
Afsaneh Najmabadi, Professor of History and of the Studies of Women,
Gender,
and Sexuality, Harvard University

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm "Religion and the Gendered Body: the Work of Caroline Walker
Bynum
in 21st-century Perspective"

Convener: Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University and
Lincoln
Professor of History, Harvard University

Panelists: Gannit Ankori, Henya Sharef Professor of Humanities, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem
Carol B. Duncan, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid
Laurier University
R. Marie Griffith, Professor of Religion, Director of the Program in
the
Study of Women and Gender, Princeton University
Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor of Medieval European History,
Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton; University Professor Emerita, Columbia
University

5:30 pm Reception

Friday, April 4, 2008

9 am Welcome

William A. Graham, Dean and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity,
Harvard
Divinity School, and Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern
Studies, Harvard University

9:15 am "Gender and the Structures of Religious Authority"

Convener: Lisa McGirr, Professor of History, Harvard University

Panelists: Catherine Brekus, Associate Professor of the History of
Christianity, the Divinity School, University of Chicago
Fiona Griffiths, Assistant Professor of Medieval History, New York
University; 2007-2008 Humboldt Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Mainz
Eve M. Troutt Powell, Professor of Middle Eastern History and Africana
Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Ruch, Columbia University

10:45 am Break

11 am "Gender and Challenges to Religious Authority"

Convener: Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity
School,
Harvard University

Panelists: John Demos, Professor of History, Yale University
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Michelene Pesantubbee, Professor of Religious Studies, University of
Iowa
Amina Wadud, Visiting Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry;
Professor
of Islamic Studies, School of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth
University

12:45 pm Break

2 pm "Gendered Freedom/Religious Freedom"

Convener: Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian
Studies in
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Faculty of Divinity,
Harvard
Divinity School, Harvard University

Panelists: Lisa Sowle Cahill, J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology,
Boston
College
Janice Love, Dean, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Ingrid Mattson, Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam
and
Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary
Tamar Ross, Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Bar Ilan University

3:45 pm Concluding remarks

For more information, please visit <http://www.radcliffe.edu/>
www.radcliffe.edu or call 617.495.8600.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is a
scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a
wide
range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Within
this
broad purpose, the Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the
study
of women, gender, and society.

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 14, 2008

In this message:

- Tuesday's Spiritual Journey to feature ANTS professor Dr. Robert W.
Pazmiño.
- NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
- Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
- School closed Monday, February 18
- Support the Andover Newton Bookstore!
- Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
- Chapel News (February 17-23)
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
- Conference on Ministries
- A Prayer for the students and families of the Illinois University
Deaths
- Reiki Opportunity
- Dreyfus Exhibit Preview, "Dreyfus is all about doubt"
- Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
- Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency


------------------------
Tuesday's Spiritual Journey to feature ANTS professor Dr. Robert W.
Pazmiño.
------------------------
This Tuesday, February 19th, at 4:30PM, the next program in the series,
Spiritual Journeys, will be held at President Carter's home. The
featured guest will be Dr. Robert W. Pazmiño, the Valeria Stone
Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton.

Dr. Pazmiño's research on diverse forms of Christian education and
his interests in multiculturalism and mentoring help to shape his work
with various groups and schools in the U.S.

His books include Latin American Journey: Insights for Christian
Education in North America, and By What Authority Do We Teach? A second
edition of his widely used text, Foundational Issues in Christian
Education, was published in 1997. His recent works include Basics of
Teaching for Christians (1998) and God Our Teacher (2001). An ordained
American Baptist minister, he joined the faculty in 1986 after teaching
five years at Gordon-Conwell Theological School.

------------------------
NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
------------------------
The long-awaited new website is live. The
expanded goal of the new site is to help the outside world discover
and support Andover Newton, in addition to providing the information
the Andover Newton community is accustomed to finding. We have tried
to streamline and upgrade navigation and services, and further
enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months. We hope you'll
take time to explore it, and we truly appreciate all the help we've
received in putting the new site together (more than 30 people
contributed feedback!).

We've tried to make the launch as painless as possible. Hopefully,
you'll find the site intuitive and easy to use. Please take a few
moments to surf the site and discover where your favorite sections are
now located. However, if you have difficulty finding things, you might
try the Search function, which is greatly improved over the old search
system. You'll find a Search box at the top of each screen. Links for
Webmail
and Connect are in the footer on every page as well as in the
"Current Students - Online Resources" section.

Content updates in cooperation with senior administration are ongoing
and will continue over the next few months. In a site as large and
complex as this, there may be a few errors, despite our best efforts.
We ask for the help and indulgence of the Andover Newton community in
discovering them. We all want to make this a great website! Please
direct all feedback to webteam@ants.edu. If you find an error, please
forward the relevant page address along with your comment, by copying
and pasting it from your browser's address bar (it starts with
http://). That way we can most quickly find and correct it.

Thank you for your support during this exciting transition.
-- the web team

------------------------
Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
------------------------
February 20 Rev. Gary Smith
A native of Maine, Gary came to the First Parish of Concord, MA in 1988
after serving congregations in Middletown, Connecticut and Bangor,
Maine, as well as a stint at our Unitarian Universalist Association
headquarters in Boston. He has been President of the national Ministers
Association and is currently teaching a seminar in preaching at Harvard
Divinity School.

------------------------
School closed Monday, February 18
------------------------
The library and all school offices will be closed Monday, February 18,
in observance of Presidents' Day.


------------------------
Support the Andover Newton Bookstore!
------------------------
Please remember to support our bookstore. It has a wide range of gift
items so if you're looking for a Valentine's gift for that special
someone, or as anniversaries and birthdays come around please consider
shopping in our store. We are one of only 3 remaining theology school
bookstores in New England. And we are hoping that we will be able to
keep our bookstore open, so please support us in this endeavor.
Please remember this too as you shop for books for classes. Your
patronage allows us to maintain this service on campus. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Dr.
William C. Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the
Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 18-23) will
be offered by:
Monday: HOLIDAY: NO MORNING PRAYER
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker
Saturday: Special Morning Worship as part of the Conference on
Ministries
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Gary Smith will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship and UUCANS will be holding worship
together on Thursday,
February 21st.

There will be a special worship on Saturday February 23rd as part of
the Conference on Ministries.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

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

An information session for students that will be entering into Field
Education in Fall of 2008 will be held Tuesday, February 19th. It will
be held in the Peck Room from 1:00-2:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art

Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Free, and open to the public.

Directions to the campus at:

www.ants.edu

Accessible by the Green "D" line, at the Newton Centre stop

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology, and the Arts Program at Andover
Newton Theological School; for further information, contact Ms. Jennifer
Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

------------------------
Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
------------------------
THEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
First baptist Church of Newton cordially invites you to a Book Study
with Andover Newton Professor
and member of FBC Newton, Mark Heim and his book, "Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross"
Date: March 2, 9, and 16 during Sunday school in the chapel.
Please contact Mary Jane Ott for further Information and to sign up.
email:
smjott@aol.com or phone: 617-527-1812

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

------------------------
A Prayer for the students and families of the Illinois University
Deaths
------------------------
Dear God, our prayers surround the victims and families of this
horrible senseless act of violence in Illinois. Oh God we ask that you
wrap your loving and healing love around the families as the suddenness
of this violent act becomes reality this day.
Oh God we do not understand what would make a person want to commit
this act of sin, we can only ask that we as your children are able to
forgive and go into your understanding as we invite you into our midst
as we also walk through this time of healing.
We pray for healing and comfort for the families as they try to come to
understanding and peace that their loved ones have been called home to
your kingdom.
Dear God we pray for forgiveness and
understanding...................AMEN

Bob Ingalls


------------------------
Reiki Opportunity
------------------------
ahel Warshaw-Dadon, Reiki Master and Director of Reiki for Peace

Will be visiting the Boston area from Jerusalem February 20-29, 2008

WHAT IS REIKI? Reiki is the Japanese word for 'universal life force
energy'. We all have it; we can all use more. When this energy passes
through our hands into our bodies, we use it to heal ourselves
physically, emotionally, and spiritually, eventually bringing ourselves
to a state of balance, calm, and inner strength. We can also provide
this energy to others so that they can heal themselves. Reiki
treatments can be surprisingly powerful and effective, in not only
relieving symptoms, but increasing relaxation, easing pain, and
strengthening our immune systems. With training from a Reiki Master,
anyone can learn to treat one's self and others with Reiki.

Schedule:

Introductory Presentation: Reiki and Reiki for Peace with hands on
demonstrations of Reiki
Reiki for Peace is a non-profit organization working with Israeli Jews,
Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians from the West Bank. Rahel is the
founder and director.
When: Thursday, February 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Kavod Jewish Social Justice House, 165 Winthrop Road, Apt. B,
Brookline (near Green Line C Tappan St. Station)
Free to the public; Contributions to Reiki for Peace will be gratefully
received. Please RSVP to moishehouseboston@gmail.com.

First Degree Reiki Course:
When: Saturday, February 23, and Sunday, February 24,
9:00 am - 7:00 pm both days; with breaks for shared meals.
Where: TBA
Cost for Reiki I: $200 for adults; $175 for children
Second Degree Reiki Course is available if there is interest. Classes
will be scheduled based on students' availability on February 22 and
25-29
Interested students should contact Rahel directly at
reikiforpeace@gmail.com .

For more information and registration contact Rabbi Michael Swarttz at
michaelswarttz@rcn.com or call 617-558-1404

Contact Rahel directly at reikiforpeace@gmail.com ;
www.reikiforpeace.com


------------------------
Dreyfus Exhibit Preview, "Dreyfus is all about doubt"
------------------------
We would like to invite you to a special preview of: "The Power of
Prejudice: The Dreyfus Affair" on February 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the
808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, at Boston University.

This is a history exhibit with attitude! PHOTO BLOWUPS-VIDEO LOOPS-
FILM-ARTIFACTS bring the history of the Dreyfus story alive.

The themes of this true story of a 19th century Jewish captain in the

French military, convicted of treason, sent to Devil's Island, then
found to be innocent, resonate today: judgment by military
commission, trial by media, separation of Church and State, anti-
Semitism and the foundation of Zionism.

Speaking at the preview will be Hélène Hoog, curator of the
exhibition, which premiered at the Museum of Art and History of
Judaism in Paris, as well as Lorraine Beitler, whose collection of
postcards, posters and documents form the visual parts of this show.

The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University, The New
Center for Arts and Culture, and Boston University are presenting the

exhibition which will run from February 27 through April 6. It is
free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to Emily@harronandassociates.com if you can attend.

As Alan Dershowitz, who is featured in one of the videos in the
exhibition, says, "Dreyfus is all about doubt. Doubt is essential to
Democracy."

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
------------------------
Discussion with Rev. Laura Tuach, Partakers; Harold Adams, Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners, Our Prison Neighbors, & Louise D.
Brown Peace Institute.

Andover Newton School of Theology
Co-sponsored by: ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship & Partakers

Feb. 29th 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Partakers Orientation for Prison
Visitation.
(Likely the Peck Room. I will confirm.)

Remember those in prison, and those dealing with the prison industrial
complex.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural: wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency
------------------------
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study's Seventh Annual Gender
Conference
Co-sponsored by Harvard Divinity School

Thursday, April 3, 2008
1:30-5:30 pm

Friday, April 4, 2008
9 am-4 pm

Radcliffe Gymnasium
10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Admission is free, and registration is required.
<http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227FT9YUCV3> Click here to
register <http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227FT9YUCV3> .

The Radcliffe Institute's seventh annual gender conference,
co-sponsored by
Harvard Divinity School, examines the persistent entanglements of
religion
and gender, with a particular focus on women's agency. Panels will
address
religious law, religion and the gendered body, challenges to religious
authority, and the complexities of freedom and submission in religious
contexts. The conference includes presenters who grapple with gender
both in
their scholarship and as leaders within their religious communities.
Case
studies will draw on medieval Japanese Buddhism, contemporary India,
nineteenth-century Sudan, Orthodox Judaism, the Caribbean diaspora,
and
diverse Christian and Muslim contexts.

Schedule

Thursday, April 3, 2008

1:30 pm Welcome and Introduction

Barbara J. Grosz, Interim Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
and
Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University
Ann D. Braude, Director, Women's Studies in Religion Program; Senior
Lecturer on American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School,
Harvard
University

1:45 pm "Gender Defines Religion, Religion Defines Gender"

Convener: Shaye Cohen, Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature
and
Philosophy; Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University

Panelists: Bernadette Brooten, Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt
Professor of Christian Studies and Professor of Women's and Gender
Studies,
Brandeis University
Elizabeth A. Castelli, Professor of Religion, Barnard College at
Columbia
University
Madhu Kishwar, Professor and Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies; founder, editor, Manushi: A Journal About Women
and
Society; founder, president, Manushi Sangathan: A Forum for Democratic
Reforms
Afsaneh Najmabadi, Professor of History and of the Studies of Women,
Gender,
and Sexuality, Harvard University

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm "Religion and the Gendered Body: the Work of Caroline Walker
Bynum
in 21st-century Perspective"

Convener: Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University and
Lincoln
Professor of History, Harvard University

Panelists: Gannit Ankori, Henya Sharef Professor of Humanities, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem
Carol B. Duncan, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid
Laurier University
R. Marie Griffith, Professor of Religion, Director of the Program in
the
Study of Women and Gender, Princeton University
Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor of Medieval European History,
Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton; University Professor Emerita, Columbia
University

5:30 pm Reception

Friday, April 4, 2008

9 am Welcome

William A. Graham, Dean and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity,
Harvard
Divinity School, and Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern
Studies, Harvard University

9:15 am "Gender and the Structures of Religious Authority"

Convener: Lisa McGirr, Professor of History, Harvard University

Panelists: Catherine Brekus, Associate Professor of the History of
Christianity, the Divinity School, University of Chicago
Fiona Griffiths, Assistant Professor of Medieval History, New York
University; 2007-2008 Humboldt Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Mainz
Eve M. Troutt Powell, Professor of Middle Eastern History and Africana
Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Ruch, Columbia University

10:45 am Break

11 am "Gender and Challenges to Religious Authority"

Convener: Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity
School,
Harvard University

Panelists: John Demos, Professor of History, Yale University
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Michelene Pesantubbee, Professor of Religious Studies, University of
Iowa
Amina Wadud, Visiting Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry;
Professor
of Islamic Studies, School of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth
University

12:45 pm Break

2 pm "Gendered Freedom/Religious Freedom"

Convener: Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian
Studies in
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Faculty of Divinity,
Harvard
Divinity School, Harvard University

Panelists: Lisa Sowle Cahill, J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology,
Boston
College
Janice Love, Dean, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Ingrid Mattson, Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam
and
Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary
Tamar Ross, Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Bar Ilan University

3:45 pm Concluding remarks

For more information, please visit <http://www.radcliffe.edu/>
www.radcliffe.edu or call 617.495.8600.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is a
scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a
wide
range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Within
this
broad purpose, the Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the
study
of women, gender, and society.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 14, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
- Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
- Financial aid info
- ¡Habla español! El 19 de febrero
- Support the Andover Newton Bookstore!
- Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
- Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
- Important UUCANS Meeting
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
- Conference on Ministries
- Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
- Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
- LASAGNA DINNER
- Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th


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

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

------------------------
NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
------------------------
The long-awaited new website is live. The
expanded goal of the new site is to help the outside world discover
and support Andover Newton, in addition to providing the information
the Andover Newton community is accustomed to finding. We have tried
to streamline and upgrade navigation and services, and further
enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months. We hope you'll
take time to explore it, and we truly appreciate all the help we've
received in putting the new site together (more than 30 people
contributed feedback!).

We've tried to make the launch as painless as possible. Hopefully,
you'll find the site intuitive and easy to use. Please take a few
moments to surf the site and discover where your favorite sections are
now located. However, if you have difficulty finding things, you might
try the Search function, which is greatly improved over the old search
system. You'll find a Search box at the top of each screen. Links for
Webmail
and Connect are in the footer on every page as well as in the
"Current Students - Online Resources" section.

Content updates in cooperation with senior administration are ongoing
and will continue over the next few months. In a site as large and
complex as this, there may be a few errors, despite our best efforts.
We ask for the help and indulgence of the Andover Newton community in
discovering them. We all want to make this a great website! Please
direct all feedback to webteam@ants.edu. If you find an error, please
forward the relevant page address along with your comment, by copying
and pasting it from your browser's address bar (it starts with
http://). That way we can most quickly find and correct it.

Thank you for your support during this exciting transition.
-- the web team

------------------------
Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
------------------------
February 20 Rev. Gary Smith
A native of Maine, Gary came to the First Parish of Concord, MA in 1988
after serving congregations in Middletown, Connecticut and Bangor,
Maine, as well as a stint at our Unitarian Universalist Association
headquarters in Boston. He has been President of the national Ministers
Association and is currently teaching a seminar in preaching at Harvard
Divinity School.

------------------------
Financial aid info
------------------------
Financial Aid Information:

Northern Baptist Education Society Scholarships-Spring Semester:
Rev. Roger Spinney will be hosting a dinner at the Walker Center on
March 7 for students who received Northern Baptist Scholarships in the
fall. Students should have received an invitation and scholarship
application for the spring semester. The financial aid office needs to
complete a section of the application. Please drop off the application
by February 22, so the application can be completed and returned to Rev.
Spinney prior to March 7. New ABC students wishing to apply for a
scholarship will need to pick up the application from the financial aid
office and will need to meet with Rev. Spinney before March 7.

Colonial Clergy Scholarships for 2008-2009:
The Colonial Clergy will be awarding scholarships for the 2008-2009
award year. MDIV students who plan a church ministry in the manner of
the Colonial Clergy may apply for a scholarship. Students need to submit
a one page letter, writing about their school life and their family, how
summer work relates to their studies, financial need, and future plans.
Please submit letters to the financial aid office by February 22, 2008.


Armstrong/Voss Scholarship for 2008-2009:
$2000 scholarship. Student must be in-care of the Minnesota Conference,
United Church of Christ. Application available in the financial aid
office. Scholarship deadline February 15, 2008.


------------------------
¡Habla español! El 19 de febrero
------------------------
Ay guey, having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

The Latin American Fellowship is pleased to announce that Andover
Newton now has a designated time and place for folks to come and speak
Spanish. The small dining room in the cafeteria has been reserved for
Tuesday, 2/19/08, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (in other words, during lunch).
We plan to make this a regular event, so if you are feeling the need to
come and practice your Spanish, or even just want to listen to some
Spanish, be sure to come. Everyone who came got there at 12 last time,
so if you're early, just wait! For more information, contact Jason Boyd
(JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come -- it'll be muy buena onda! ¡Nos vemos!

------------------------
Support the Andover Newton Bookstore!
------------------------
Please remember to support our bookstore. It has a wide range of gift
items so if you're looking for a Valentine's gift for that special
someone, or as anniversaries and birthdays come around please consider
shopping in our store. We are one of only 3 remaining theology school
bookstores in New England. And we are hoping that we will be able to
keep our bookstore open, so please support us in this endeavor.
Please remember this too as you shop for books for classes. Your
patronage allows us to maintain this service on campus. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Dr.
William C. Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the
Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 10-16) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Doreen Oughton
Thursday: Rhonda Myers
Friday: Jason Boyd
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Liz Meyer Boulton will be

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

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship will be holding worship Thursday,
February 14th, at which Rev. Everette Frye, Sr. will be preaching.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

------------------------
Important UUCANS Meeting
------------------------
Tuesday February 19th 12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch Meeting in Upper Noyes
Discussion of Bi-Law Revisions and Planning of Semester Events

------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art

Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Free, and open to the public.

Directions to the campus at:

www.ants.edu

Accessible by the Green "D" line, at the Newton Centre stop

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology, and the Arts Program at Andover
Newton Theological School; for further information, contact Ms. Jennifer
Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

------------------------
Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
------------------------
THEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
First baptist Church of Newton cordially invites you to a Book Study
with Andover Newton Professor
and member of FBC Newton, Mark Heim and his book, "Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross"
Date: March 2, 9, and 16 during Sunday school in the chapel.
Please contact Mary Jane Ott for further Information and to sign up.
email:
smjott@aol.com or phone: 617-527-1812

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

------------------------
Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
------------------------
To join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton, sign on to
Connect and add us to your group list.

We are exploring how to be both progressive and evangelical. We are
hosting nationally recognized preacher the Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo April
14 as part of this exploration. Many of you may have heard that Tony
wore a rainbow stole when he preached to over 18,000 people last week at
the New Baptist Covenant Celebration in Atlanta.

Planning and meeting announcements are posted and emailed to members
through Connect. Only activities of general interest are announced
through E-News. If you have any questions contact bbagby@ants.edu

------------------------
Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
------------------------
To join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS, sign on to Connect and add us to
your group list. Planning and meeting announcements are posted and
emailed to members through Connect. Only activities of general interest
are announced through E-News. If you have any questions contact
cstasko@ants.edu , ehalstead@ants.edu or dhollis@ants.edu .

------------------------
LASAGNA DINNER
------------------------
THE FIRST CHURCH IN WEYMOUTH MASS. IS HAVING A HOMEMADE LASAGNA
DINNER WITH SOUP AND SALADS. ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD AT 7:00 PM.

COST IS $10 ADULTS /$5 KIDS /$25 FAMILY. FIRST CHURCH IS AT 11
CHURCH ST IN WEYMOUTH FOR DIRECTIONS AND TICKETS CALL DANIEL KELLEHER
AT (781)-424-0742.

I DANIEL KELLEHER MAKE THE FOUR DEFERENT LASAGNAS (MEAT, 10 VEGETABLE,
LOBSTER, NEW ENGLAND)
KIND FRIENDLY FOOD IS AVAILABLE AND ALL OTHER FOOD FROM SCRATCH. I PAY
FOR ALL THE FOOD, COOK IT
ALL, AND WITH HELP SERVE IT ALL. 100% OF THE MONEY FROM THE SALE OF
TICKETS GOES TO THE CHURCH.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
I AM A YOUTH MINISTRY MAJOR AT ANTS. I WILL HAVE TICKETS WITH ME ON
TUESDAY 2-19-08 AT LUNCH.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!
IN CHIRST NAME DANIEL KELLEHER

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
------------------------
Discussion with Rev. Laura Tuach, Partakers; Harold Adams, Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners, Our Prison Neighbors, & Louise D.
Brown Peace Institute.

Andover Newton School of Theology
Co-sponsored by: ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship & Partakers

Feb. 29th 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Partakers Orientation for Prison
Visitation.
(Likely the Peck Room. I will confirm.)

Remember those in prison, and those dealing with the prison industrial
complex.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural: wgural@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Special Announcement

Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister

February 20 Rev. Gary Smith
A native of Maine, Gary came to the First Parish of Concord, MA in 1988 after serving congregations in Middletown, Connecticut and Bangor, Maine, as well as a stint at our Unitarian Universalist Association headquarters in Boston. He has been President of the national Ministers Association and is currently teaching a seminar in preaching at Harvard Divinity School.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 13, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
- Worship and Preaching Job Search
- Lewis Fellows Program
- ¡Habla español! El 19 de febrero
- Support the Andover Newton Bookstore!
- Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
- Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
- Scholarship Opportunity for UCC students
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
- Conference on Ministries
- Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
- Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
- Financial aid info
- Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th


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

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

------------------------
NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
------------------------
The long-awaited new website is live. The
expanded goal of the new site is to help the outside world discover
and support Andover Newton, in addition to providing the information
the Andover Newton community is accustomed to finding. We have tried
to streamline and upgrade navigation and services, and further
enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months. We hope you'll
take time to explore it, and we truly appreciate all the help we've
received in putting the new site together (more than 30 people
contributed feedback!).

We've tried to make the launch as painless as possible. Hopefully,
you'll find the site intuitive and easy to use. Please take a few
moments to surf the site and discover where your favorite sections are
now located. However, if you have difficulty finding things, you might
try the Search function, which is greatly improved over the old search
system. You'll find a Search box at the top of each screen. Links for
Webmail
and Connect are in the footer on every page as well as in the
"Current Students - Online Resources" section.

Content updates in cooperation with senior administration are ongoing
and will continue over the next few months. In a site as large and
complex as this, there may be a few errors, despite our best efforts.
We ask for the help and indulgence of the Andover Newton community in
discovering them. We all want to make this a great website! Please
direct all feedback to webteam@ants.edu. If you find an error, please
forward the relevant page address along with your comment, by copying
and pasting it from your browser's address bar (it starts with
http://). That way we can most quickly find and correct it.

Thank you for your support during this exciting transition.
-- the web team

------------------------
Worship and Preaching Job Search
------------------------
The Worship and Preaching Job Search Committee is pleased to announce a
finalist for the Faculty Position in Worship and Preaching and Director
of the Wilson Chapel. The candidate will be on campus for final
interviews February 13th and 14th. The candidate's public lecture is
Wednesday, February 13th, from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Berkeley room and
all are encouraged to attend. Student's have the opportunity to meet and
interact with the candidate on Thursday, February 14th, from 11:30 am
to 1:00 pm in the new student lounge. Feedback is welcome to any member
of the search committee. Dean Herzog - wherzog@ants.edu, Professor
Pazmiño- rpazmino@ants.edu, Professor Drummond- sdrummond@ants.edu,
Professor Valentin- bvalentin@ants.edu, Andy Edwards- aewards@ants.edu,
Tempest Brevard- tbrevard@ants.edu.

------------------------
Lewis Fellows Program
------------------------
The Lewis Center is currently receiving applications from young clergy
persons interested in being considered for the 2008 cohorts of Lewis
Fellows. The Lewis Fellows program is a post-graduate, post-ordination
leadership development opportunity for young clergy - normally those
under the age of 35 that have completed their ordination processes. The
program is offered by the Lewis Center through a grant from the Lilly
Endowment, Inc. Because there are many more qualified young clergy than
can be accommodated in any one year, participants are selected in a
manner that not only considers excellence in ministry but also promotes
group diversity in terms of gender, racial/ethnic background,
denominational affiliation, geography, educational experience, and
theological perspective. Applications must be received by March 14,
2008.

Darlene M. Hutto, M.Div.
Fellowships Administrator
The Fund for Theological Education
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.727.1451 / 404.727.1490 Fax

Applications for the 2008-2009 Fellowship season are now available
online at www.thefund.org


------------------------
¡Habla español! El 19 de febrero
------------------------
Ay guey, having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

The Latin American Fellowship is pleased to announce that Andover
Newton now has a designated time and place for folks to come and speak
Spanish. The small dining room in the cafeteria has been reserved for
Tuesday, 2/19/08, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (in other words, during lunch).
We plan to make this a regular event, so if you are feeling the need to
come and practice your Spanish, or even just want to listen to some
Spanish, be sure to come. Everyone who came got there at 12 last time,
so if you're early, just wait! For more information, contact Jason Boyd
(JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come -- it'll be muy buena onda! ¡Nos vemos!

------------------------
Support the Andover Newton Bookstore!
------------------------
Please remember to support our bookstore. It has a wide range of gift
items so if you're looking for a Valentine's gift for that special
someone, or as anniversaries and birthdays come around please consider
shopping in our store. We are one of only 3 remaining theology school
bookstores in New England. And we are hoping that we will be able to
keep our bookstore open, so please support us in this endeavor.
Please remember this too as you shop for books for classes. Your
patronage allows us to maintain this service on campus. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Dr.
William C. Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the
Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 10-16) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Doreen Oughton
Thursday: Rhonda Myers
Friday: Jason Boyd
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Liz Meyer Boulton will be

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

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship will be holding worship Thursday,
February 14th, at which Rev. Everette Frye, Sr. will be preaching.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

------------------------
Scholarship Opportunity for UCC students
------------------------
The Hale Donation: established in 1803 in memory of Major John Hale,
(grandfather of Capt. Nathan Hale) to help underwrite the expenses of
students preparing for Christian Ministry. Eligibility guidelines
include:
financial need; preferential treatment given to those from Tolland
County,
CT (applications from other states are welcomed, however); and priority
is
given to those preparing for ministry in the United Church of Christ.


Deadline is May 1 for the upcoming year.

------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art

Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Free, and open to the public.

Directions to the campus at:

www.ants.edu

Accessible by the Green "D" line, at the Newton Centre stop

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology, and the Arts Program at Andover
Newton Theological School; for further information, contact Ms. Jennifer
Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

------------------------
Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
------------------------
THEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
First baptist Church of Newton cordially invites you to a Book Study
with Andover Newton Professor
and member of FBC Newton, Mark Heim and his book, "Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross"
Date: March 2, 9, and 16 during Sunday school in the chapel.
Please contact Mary Jane Ott for further Information and to sign up.
email:
smjott@aol.com or phone: 617-527-1812

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

------------------------
Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
------------------------
To join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton, sign on to
Connect and add us to your group list.

We are exploring how to be both progressive and evangelical. We are
hosting nationally recognized preacher the Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo April
14 as part of this exploration. Many of you may have heard that Tony
wore a rainbow stole when he preached to over 18,000 people last week at
the New Baptist Covenant Celebration in Atlanta.

Planning and meeting announcements are posted and emailed to members
through Connect. Only activities of general interest are announced
through E-News. If you have any questions contact bbagby@ants.edu

------------------------
Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
------------------------
To join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS, sign on to Connect and add us to
your group list. Planning and meeting announcements are posted and
emailed to members through Connect. Only activities of general interest
are announced through E-News. If you have any questions contact
cstasko@ants.edu , ehalstead@ants.edu or dhollis@ants.edu .

------------------------
Financial aid info
------------------------
Financial Aid Information:

Northern Baptist Education Society Scholarships-Spring Semester:
Rev. Roger Spinney will be hosting a dinner at the Walker Center on
March 7 for students who received Northern Baptist Scholarships in the
fall. Students should have received an invitation and scholarship
application for the spring semester. The financial aid office needs to
complete a section of the application. Please drop off the application
by February 22, so the application can be completed and returned to Rev.
Spinney prior to March 7. New ABC students wishing to apply for a
scholarship will need to pick up the application from the financial aid
office and will need to meet with Rev. Spinney before March 7.

Colonial Clergy Scholarships for 2008-2009:
The Colonial Clergy will be awarding scholarships for the 2008-2009
award year. MDIV students who plan a church ministry in the manner of
the Colonial Clergy may apply for a scholarship. Students need to submit
a one page letter, writing about their school life and their family, how
summer work relates to their studies, financial need, and future plans.
Please submit letters to the financial aid office by February 22, 2008.


Armstrong/Voss Scholarship for 2008-2009:
$2000 scholarship. Student must be in-care of the Minnesota Conference,
United Church of Christ. Application available in the financial aid
office. Scholarship deadline February 15, 2008.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
------------------------
Discussion with Rev. Laura Tuach, Partakers; Harold Adams, Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners, Our Prison Neighbors, & Louise D.
Brown Peace Institute.

Andover Newton School of Theology
Co-sponsored by: ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship & Partakers

Feb. 29th 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Partakers Orientation for Prison
Visitation.
(Likely the Peck Room. I will confirm.)

Remember those in prison, and those dealing with the prison industrial
complex.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural: wgural@ants.edu

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 12, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
- Worship and Preaching Job Search
- Lewis Fellows Program
- ¡Habla español!
- Answered prayers: A lathe lost.a lathe found
- Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
- Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
- Scholarship Opportunity for UCC students
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
- Conference on Ministries
- Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
- Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
- Financial aid info
- Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th


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

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

------------------------
NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
------------------------
The long-awaited new website is live. The
expanded goal of the new site is to help the outside world discover
and support Andover Newton, in addition to providing the information
the Andover Newton community is accustomed to finding. We have tried
to streamline and upgrade navigation and services, and further
enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months. We hope you'll
take time to explore it, and we truly appreciate all the help we've
received in putting the new site together (more than 30 people
contributed feedback!).

We've tried to make the launch as painless as possible. Hopefully,
you'll find the site intuitive and easy to use. Please take a few
moments to surf the site and discover where your favorite sections are
now located. However, if you have difficulty finding things, you might
try the Search function, which is greatly improved over the old search
system. You'll find a Search box at the top of each screen. Links for
Webmail
and Connect are in the footer on every page as well as in the
"Current Students - Online Resources" section.

Content updates in cooperation with senior administration are ongoing
and will continue over the next few months. In a site as large and
complex as this, there may be a few errors, despite our best efforts.
We ask for the help and indulgence of the Andover Newton community in
discovering them. We all want to make this a great website! Please
direct all feedback to webteam@ants.edu. If you find an error, please
forward the relevant page address along with your comment, by copying
and pasting it from your browser's address bar (it starts with
http://). That way we can most quickly find and correct it.

Thank you for your support during this exciting transition.
-- the web team

------------------------
Worship and Preaching Job Search
------------------------
The Worship and Preaching Job Search Committee is pleased to announce a
finalist for the Faculty Position in Worship and Preaching and Director
of the Wilson Chapel. The candidate will be on campus for final
interviews February 13th and 14th. The candidate's public lecture is
Wednesday, February 13th, from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Berkeley room and
all are encouraged to attend. Student's have the opportunity to meet and
interact with the candidate on Thursday, February 14th, from 11:30 am
to 1:00 pm in the new student lounge. Feedback is welcome to any member
of the search committee. Dean Herzog - wherzog@ants.edu, Professor
Pazmiño- rpazmino@ants.edu, Professor Drummond- sdrummond@ants.edu,
Professor Valentin- bvalentin@ants.edu, Andy Edwards- aewards@ants.edu,
Tempest Brevard- tbrevard@ants.edu.

------------------------
Lewis Fellows Program
------------------------
The Lewis Center is currently receiving applications from young clergy
persons interested in being considered for the 2008 cohorts of Lewis
Fellows. The Lewis Fellows program is a post-graduate, post-ordination
leadership development opportunity for young clergy - normally those
under the age of 35 that have completed their ordination processes. The
program is offered by the Lewis Center through a grant from the Lilly
Endowment, Inc. Because there are many more qualified young clergy than
can be accommodated in any one year, participants are selected in a
manner that not only considers excellence in ministry but also promotes
group diversity in terms of gender, racial/ethnic background,
denominational affiliation, geography, educational experience, and
theological perspective. Applications must be received by March 14,
2008.

Darlene M. Hutto, M.Div.
Fellowships Administrator
The Fund for Theological Education
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.727.1451 / 404.727.1490 Fax

Applications for the 2008-2009 Fellowship season are now available
online at www.thefund.org


------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Ay guey, having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

The Latin American Fellowship is pleased to announce that Andover
Newton now has a designated time and place for folks to come and speak
Spanish. The small dining room in the cafeteria has been reserved for
Tuesday, 2/12/08, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (in other words, during lunch).
We plan to make this a regular event, so if you are feeling the need to
come and practice your Spanish, or even just want to listen to some
Spanish, be sure to come. For more information, contact Jason Boyd
(JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come -- it'll be muy buena onda! ¡Nos
vemos!

------------------------
Answered prayers: A lathe lost.a lathe found
------------------------
Three weeks ago, my son-in-law, Don, lost his wood lathe in a
devastating
fire. With no means to support my daughter Rachel and their sons Silas
and
Ry, prospects were mighty bleak. Through the miracle of eBay (!) a
replacement lathe was located in Miami and it was delivered to their
barn
last Wednesday. Like her predecessor Big Bertha, Sweet Loretta also
weights
in at 2 tons and is 14 feet long. Maneuvering her through the snow and
into
the sliding barn door was no easy task. It took the efforts of 8 men,
my
daughter and a bucket loader to settle her in. Although we praise God
that
she arrived, until the electrical service is updated, the lathe cannot
yet
be used, hence there is still no income for my family. I ask for your
continued prayers.

Friends of Rachel and Don have set up a relief account at the local
bank:

Allard Fire Fund, Lake Sunapee Savings, P.O. Box 326, Bradford, NH
03221.

Many thanks and many blessings, Sherry Thomas.

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Dr.
William C. Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the
Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 10-16) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Doreen Oughton
Thursday: Rhonda Myers
Friday: Jason Boyd
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Liz Meyer Boulton will be

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

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship will be holding worship Thursday,
February 14th, at which Rev. Everette Frye, Sr. will be preaching.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

------------------------
Scholarship Opportunity for UCC students
------------------------
The Hale Donation: established in 1803 in memory of Major John Hale,
(grandfather of Capt. Nathan Hale) to help underwrite the expenses of
students preparing for Christian Ministry. Eligibility guidelines
include:
financial need; preferential treatment given to those from Tolland
County,
CT (applications from other states are welcomed, however); and priority
is
given to those preparing for ministry in the United Church of Christ.


Deadline is May 1 for the upcoming year.

------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art

Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Free, and open to the public.

Directions to the campus at:

www.ants.edu

Accessible by the Green "D" line, at the Newton Centre stop

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology, and the Arts Program at Andover
Newton Theological School; for further information, contact Ms. Jennifer
Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

------------------------
Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
------------------------
THEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
First baptist Church of Newton cordially invites you to a Book Study
with Andover Newton Professor
and member of FBC Newton, Mark Heim and his book, "Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross"
Date: March 2, 9, and 16 during Sunday school in the chapel.
Please contact Mary Jane Ott for further Information and to sign up.
email:
smjott@aol.com or phone: 617-527-1812

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

------------------------
Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
------------------------
To join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton, sign on to
Connect and add us to your group list.

We are exploring how to be both progressive and evangelical. We are
hosting nationally recognized preacher the Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo April
14 as part of this exploration. Many of you may have heard that Tony
wore a rainbow stole when he preached to over 18,000 people last week at
the New Baptist Covenant Celebration in Atlanta.

Planning and meeting announcements are posted and emailed to members
through Connect. Only activities of general interest are announced
through E-News. If you have any questions contact bbagby@ants.edu

------------------------
Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
------------------------
To join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS, sign on to Connect and add us to
your group list. Planning and meeting announcements are posted and
emailed to members through Connect. Only activities of general interest
are announced through E-News. If you have any questions contact
cstasko@ants.edu , ehalstead@ants.edu or dhollis@ants.edu .

------------------------
Financial aid info
------------------------
Financial Aid Information:

Northern Baptist Education Society Scholarships-Spring Semester:
Rev. Roger Spinney will be hosting a dinner at the Walker Center on
March 7 for students who received Northern Baptist Scholarships in the
fall. Students should have received an invitation and scholarship
application for the spring semester. The financial aid office needs to
complete a section of the application. Please drop off the application
by February 22, so the application can be completed and returned to Rev.
Spinney prior to March 7. New ABC students wishing to apply for a
scholarship will need to pick up the application from the financial aid
office and will need to meet with Rev. Spinney before March 7.

Colonial Clergy Scholarships for 2008-2009:
The Colonial Clergy will be awarding scholarships for the 2008-2009
award year. MDIV students who plan a church ministry in the manner of
the Colonial Clergy may apply for a scholarship. Students need to submit
a one page letter, writing about their school life and their family, how
summer work relates to their studies, financial need, and future plans.
Please submit letters to the financial aid office by February 22, 2008.


Armstrong/Voss Scholarship for 2008-2009:
$2000 scholarship. Student must be in-care of the Minnesota Conference,
United Church of Christ. Application available in the financial aid
office. Scholarship deadline February 15, 2008.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
------------------------
Discussion with Rev. Laura Tuach, Partakers; Harold Adams, Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners, Our Prison Neighbors, & Louise D.
Brown Peace Institute.

Andover Newton School of Theology
Co-sponsored by: ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship & Partakers

Feb. 29th 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Partakers Orientation for Prison
Visitation.
(Likely the Peck Room. I will confirm.)

Remember those in prison, and those dealing with the prison industrial
complex.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural: wgural@ants.edu

Monday, February 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 11, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
- Tonight: Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture by Dr. Shalom Paul
- Lewis Fellows Program
- ¡Habla español!
- Answered prayers: A lathe lost.a lathe found
- Upcoming ESF Events
- Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
- Scholarship Opportunity for UCC students
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
- Conference on Ministries
- Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
- Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
- Financial aid info
- Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th


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

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

------------------------
NEW ANTS WEBSITE IS LIVE!
------------------------
The long-awaited new website is live. The
expanded goal of the new site is to help the outside world discover
and support Andover Newton, in addition to providing the information
the Andover Newton community is accustomed to finding. We have tried
to streamline and upgrade navigation and services, and further
enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months. We hope you'll
take time to explore it, and we truly appreciate all the help we've
received in putting the new site together (more than 30 people
contributed feedback!).

We've tried to make the launch as painless as possible. Hopefully,
you'll find the site intuitive and easy to use. Please take a few
moments to surf the site and discover where your favorite sections are
now located. However, if you have difficulty finding things, you might
try the Search function, which is greatly improved over the old search
system. You'll find a Search box at the top of each screen. Links for
Webmail
and Connect are in the footer on every page as well as in the
"Current Students - Online Resources" section.

Content updates in cooperation with senior administration are ongoing
and will continue over the next few months. In a site as large and
complex as this, there may be a few errors, despite our best efforts.
We ask for the help and indulgence of the Andover Newton community in
discovering them. We all want to make this a great website! Please
direct all feedback to webteam@ants.edu. If you find an error, please
forward the relevant page address along with your comment, by copying
and pasting it from your browser's address bar (it starts with
http://). That way we can most quickly find and correct it.

Thank you for your support during this exciting transition.
-- the web team

------------------------
Tonight: Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture by Dr. Shalom Paul
------------------------
Wilson Chapel, February 11th, 2008, 7:30 PM
Free Admission

Congregation Or Yisrael invites the Andover Newton community to AN
EVENING with DR. SHALOM PAUL
DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCHOLAR

Congregation Or Yisrael is honored to welcome Dr. Paul, an
internationally recognized leading expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls. A
charismatic, dynamic and, insightful 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.

Dr. Paul is Bible Department Chairman at Hebrew University and Dead Sea
Scrolls Foundation Chairman in Jerusalem.

We welcome the community and encourage you to join us for this rare and
inspiring opportunity!

------------------------
Lewis Fellows Program
------------------------
The Lewis Center is currently receiving applications from young clergy
persons interested in being considered for the 2008 cohorts of Lewis
Fellows. The Lewis Fellows program is a post-graduate, post-ordination
leadership development opportunity for young clergy - normally those
under the age of 35 that have completed their ordination processes. The
program is offered by the Lewis Center through a grant from the Lilly
Endowment, Inc. Because there are many more qualified young clergy than
can be accommodated in any one year, participants are selected in a
manner that not only considers excellence in ministry but also promotes
group diversity in terms of gender, racial/ethnic background,
denominational affiliation, geography, educational experience, and
theological perspective. Applications must be received by March 14,
2008.

Darlene M. Hutto, M.Div.
Fellowships Administrator
The Fund for Theological Education
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.727.1451 / 404.727.1490 Fax

Applications for the 2008-2009 Fellowship season are now available
online at www.thefund.org


------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Ay guey, having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

The Latin American Fellowship is pleased to announce that Andover
Newton now has a designated time and place for folks to come and speak
Spanish. The small dining room in the cafeteria has been reserved for
Tuesday, 2/12/08, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (in other words, during lunch).
We plan to make this a regular event, so if you are feeling the need to
come and practice your Spanish, or even just want to listen to some
Spanish, be sure to come. For more information, contact Jason Boyd
(JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come -- it'll be muy buena onda! ¡Nos
vemos!

------------------------
Answered prayers: A lathe lost.a lathe found
------------------------
Three weeks ago, my son-in-law, Don, lost his wood lathe in a
devastating
fire. With no means to support my daughter Rachel and their sons Silas
and
Ry, prospects were mighty bleak. Through the miracle of eBay (!) a
replacement lathe was located in Miami and it was delivered to their
barn
last Wednesday. Like her predecessor Big Bertha, Sweet Loretta also
weights
in at 2 tons and is 14 feet long. Maneuvering her through the snow and
into
the sliding barn door was no easy task. It took the efforts of 8 men,
my
daughter and a bucket loader to settle her in. Although we praise God
that
she arrived, until the electrical service is updated, the lathe cannot
yet
be used, hence there is still no income for my family. I ask for your
continued prayers.

Friends of Rachel and Don have set up a relief account at the local
bank:

Allard Fire Fund, Lake Sunapee Savings, P.O. Box 326, Bradford, NH
03221.

Many thanks and many blessings, Sherry Thomas.

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, March 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend Dr. William
C. Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the Diocese
of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 10-16) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Doreen Oughton
Thursday: Rhonda Myers
Friday: Jason Boyd
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Liz Meyer Boulton will be

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

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship will be holding worship Thursday,
February 14th, at which Rev. Everette Frye, Sr. will be preaching.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

------------------------
Scholarship Opportunity for UCC students
------------------------
The Hale Donation: established in 1803 in memory of Major John Hale,
(grandfather of Capt. Nathan Hale) to help underwrite the expenses of
students preparing for Christian Ministry. Eligibility guidelines
include:
financial need; preferential treatment given to those from Tolland
County,
CT (applications from other states are welcomed, however); and priority
is
given to those preparing for ministry in the United Church of Christ.


Deadline is May 1 for the upcoming year.

------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art

Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Free, and open to the public.

Directions to the campus at:

www.ants.edu

Accessible by the Green "D" line, at the Newton Centre stop

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology, and the Arts Program at Andover
Newton Theological School; for further information, contact Ms. Jennifer
Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

------------------------
Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
------------------------
THEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
First baptist Church of Newton cordially invites you to a Book Study
with Andover Newton Professor
and member of FBC Newton, Mark Heim and his book, "Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross"
Date: March 2, 9, and 16 during Sunday school in the chapel.
Please contact Mary Jane Ott for further Information and to sign up.
email:
smjott@aol.com or phone: 617-527-1812

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

------------------------
Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
------------------------
To join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton, sign on to
Connect and add us to your group list.

We are exploring how to be both progressive and evangelical. We are
hosting nationally recognized preacher the Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo April
14 as part of this exploration. Many of you may have heard that Tony
wore a rainbow stole when he preached to over 18,000 people last week at
the New Baptist Covenant Celebration in Atlanta.

Planning and meeting announcements are posted and emailed to members
through Connect. Only activities of general interest are announced
through E-News. If you have any questions contact bbagby@ants.edu

------------------------
Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
------------------------
To join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS, sign on to Connect and add us to
your group list. Planning and meeting announcements are posted and
emailed to members through Connect. Only activities of general interest
are announced through E-News. If you have any questions contact
cstasko@ants.edu , ehalstead@ants.edu or dhollis@ants.edu .

------------------------
Financial aid info
------------------------
Financial Aid Information:

Northern Baptist Education Society Scholarships-Spring Semester:
Rev. Roger Spinney will be hosting a dinner at the Walker Center on
March 7 for students who received Northern Baptist Scholarships in the
fall. Students should have received an invitation and scholarship
application for the spring semester. The financial aid office needs to
complete a section of the application. Please drop off the application
by February 22, so the application can be completed and returned to Rev.
Spinney prior to March 7. New ABC students wishing to apply for a
scholarship will need to pick up the application from the financial aid
office and will need to meet with Rev. Spinney before March 7.

Colonial Clergy Scholarships for 2008-2009:
The Colonial Clergy will be awarding scholarships for the 2008-2009
award year. MDIV students who plan a church ministry in the manner of
the Colonial Clergy may apply for a scholarship. Students need to submit
a one page letter, writing about their school life and their family, how
summer work relates to their studies, financial need, and future plans.
Please submit letters to the financial aid office by February 22, 2008.


Armstrong/Voss Scholarship for 2008-2009:
$2000 scholarship. Student must be in-care of the Minnesota Conference,
United Church of Christ. Application available in the financial aid
office. Scholarship deadline February 15, 2008.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
------------------------
Discussion with Rev. Laura Tuach, Partakers; Harold Adams, Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners, Our Prison Neighbors, & Louise D.
Brown Peace Institute.

Andover Newton School of Theology
Co-sponsored by: ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship & Partakers

Feb. 29th 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Partakers Orientation for Prison
Visitation.
(Likely the Peck Room. I will confirm.)

Remember those in prison, and those dealing with the prison industrial
complex.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural: wgural@ants.edu

Friday, February 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 8, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- NEW ANTS WEBSITE TO GO LIVE!
- ¡Habla español!
- Answered prayers: A lathe lost.a lathe found
- Upcoming ESF Events
- Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
- Conference on Ministries
- Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
- Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
- Financial aid info
- Intramurals at ANTS


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

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

------------------------
NEW ANTS WEBSITE TO GO LIVE!
------------------------
Over the weekend, the long-awaited new website will go live. The
expanded goal of the new site is to help the outside world discover
and support Andover Newton, in addition to providing the information
the Andover Newton community is accustomed to finding. We have tried
to streamline and upgrade navigation and services, and further
enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months. We hope you'll
take time to explore it, and we truly appreciate all the help we've
received in putting the new site together (more than 30 people
contributed feedback!).

We've tried to make the launch as painless as possible. Hopefully,
you'll find the site intuitive and easy to use. Please take a few
moments to surf the site and discover where your favorite sections are
now located. However, if you have difficulty finding things, you might
try the Search function, which is greatly improved over the old search
system. You'll find a Search box at the top of each screen. Links for
Webmail
and Connect are in the footer on every page as well as in the
"Current Students - Online Resources" section.

Content updates in cooperation with senior administration are ongoing
and will continue over the next few months. In a site as large and
complex as this, there may be a few errors, despite our best efforts.
We ask for the help and indulgence of the Andover Newton community in
discovering them. We all want to make this a great website! Please
direct all feedback to webteam@ants.edu. If you find an error, please
forward the relevant page address along with your comment, by copying
and pasting it from your browser's address bar (it starts with
http://). That way we can most quickly find and correct it.

Thank you for your support during this exciting transition.
-- the web team

------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Ay guey, having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

The Latin American Fellowship is pleased to announce that Andover
Newton now has a designated time and place for folks to come and speak
Spanish. The small dining room in the cafeteria has been reserved for
Tuesday, 2/12/08, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (in other words, during lunch).
We plan to make this a regular event, so if you are feeling the need to
come and practice your Spanish, or even just want to listen to some
Spanish, be sure to come. For more information, contact Jason Boyd
(JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come -- it'll be muy buena onda! ¡Nos
vemos!

------------------------
Answered prayers: A lathe lost.a lathe found
------------------------
Three weeks ago, my son-in-law, Don, lost his wood lathe in a
devastating
fire. With no means to support my daughter Rachel and their sons Silas
and
Ry, prospects were mighty bleak. Through the miracle of eBay (!) a
replacement lathe was located in Miami and it was delivered to their
barn
last Wednesday. Like her predecessor Big Bertha, Sweet Loretta also
weights
in at 2 tons and is 14 feet long. Maneuvering her through the snow and
into
the sliding barn door was no easy task. It took the efforts of 8 men,
my
daughter and a bucket loader to settle her in. Although we praise God
that
she arrived, until the electrical service is updated, the lathe cannot
yet
be used, hence there is still no income for my family. I ask for your
continued prayers.

Friends of Rachel and Don have set up a relief account at the local
bank:

Allard Fire Fund, Lake Sunapee Savings, P.O. Box 326, Bradford, NH
03221.

Many thanks and many blessings, Sherry Thomas.

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, March 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend William
Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the Diocese of
Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 10-16) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Doreen Oughton
Thursday: Rhonda Myers
Friday: Jason Boyd
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Liz Meyer Boulton will be

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

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship will be holding worship Thursday,
February 14th, at which Rev. Everette Frye, Sr. will be preaching.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

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

------------------------
Justice and Peace Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
February 11th from 5:00 to 6:00 in the ANTS cafeteria. We welcome all
who are interested in being involved with the issues of Justice and
Peace on campus and are investigating how we may be able to effect an
enduring justice through radical love in our community and beyond. We
will discuss actions already planned such as the upcoming ANTS Peace
Week in March and actions yet to be fully envisioned.

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

------------------------
Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
------------------------
Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse Center for the Arts and Theology

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology,
and the Arts Program

------------------------
Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
------------------------
THEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
First baptist Church of Newton cordially invites you to a Book Study
with Andover Newton Professor
and member of FBC Newton, Mark Heim and his book, "Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross"
Date: March 2, 9, and 16 during Sunday school in the chapel.
Please contact Mary Jane Ott for further Information and to sign up.
email:
smjott@aol.com or phone: 617-527-1812

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

------------------------
Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
------------------------
To join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton, sign on to
Connect and add us to your group list.

We are exploring how to be both progressive and evangelical. We are
hosting nationally recognized preacher the Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo April
14 as part of this exploration. Many of you may have heard that Tony
wore a rainbow stole when he preached to over 18,000 people last week at
the New Baptist Covenant Celebration in Atlanta.

Planning and meeting announcements are posted and emailed to members
through Connect. Only activities of general interest are announced
through E-News. If you have any questions contact bbagby@ants.edu

------------------------
Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
------------------------
To join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS, sign on to Connect and add us to
your group list. Planning and meeting announcements are posted and
emailed to members through Connect. Only activities of general interest
are announced through E-News. If you have any questions contact
cstasko@ants.edu , ehalstead@ants.edu or dhollis@ants.edu .

------------------------
Financial aid info
------------------------
Financial Aid Information:

Northern Baptist Education Society Scholarships-Spring Semester:
Rev. Roger Spinney will be hosting a dinner at the Walker Center on
March 7 for students who received Northern Baptist Scholarships in the
fall. Students should have received an invitation and scholarship
application for the spring semester. The financial aid office needs to
complete a section of the application. Please drop off the application
by February 22, so the application can be completed and returned to Rev.
Spinney prior to March 7. New ABC students wishing to apply for a
scholarship will need to pick up the application from the financial aid
office and will need to meet with Rev. Spinney before March 7.

Colonial Clergy Scholarships for 2008-2009:
The Colonial Clergy will be awarding scholarships for the 2008-2009
award year. MDIV students who plan a church ministry in the manner of
the Colonial Clergy may apply for a scholarship. Students need to submit
a one page letter, writing about their school life and their family, how
summer work relates to their studies, financial need, and future plans.
Please submit letters to the financial aid office by February 22, 2008.


Armstrong/Voss Scholarship for 2008-2009:
$2000 scholarship. Student must be in-care of the Minnesota Conference,
United Church of Christ. Application available in the financial aid
office. Scholarship deadline February 15, 2008.

------------------------
Intramurals at ANTS
------------------------
Liz Miller will be coachin ANTS intramurals, and will be taking down
names for try outs for the hop scotch team.

Seriously, let Liz know if you are interesting in kick ball, softball,
or soccer for this spring, and possibly playing with other BTI schools.
The tentative name for the team is the ANTS Carpenters.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 7, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Cafeteria News (updated)
- "War, Madness, and Delusion" opening reception
- News from Calob Rundell
- Upcoming ESF Events
- Chapel News February 3rd-9th
- Multicultural Festival Friday, Feb. 8!
- Call for volunteers
- Baptism
- Conference on Ministries
- Recycling Information
- Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
- Message from the Writing Tutor


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

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

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


Hours of operation for smart cart in Upper Noyes 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

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

------------------------
"War, Madness, and Delusion" opening reception
------------------------
WAR, MADNESS, and DELUSION
A Juried Exhibit at Andover Newton
February 7 through April 15, 2008

Opening Reception for War, Madness, and Delusion
Thursday, February 7, 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the
Meetinghouse Gallery. All are welcome.

This powerful exhibit is on display in the
Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel Galleries. Addressing
the experience and contested morality of war in our
times, with works from 33 selected artists confronting
the nature and meaning of war, and the challenges of
peacemaking in the midst of conflict.

March 13: Special Symposium featuring Bill Schultz,
former executive director of Amnesty International
USA, with exhibiting artists, activists, politicians
and veterans.

------------------------
News from Calob Rundell
------------------------
Andover Newton student Calob Rundell writes:

"Today was cold and wet in the Baghdad area. Not near as cold as
winter in New England or Colorado, but cold for a place that will be 120
in the summer.

I'm writing you as the newest, lowest ranking Non-Commissioned Officer
in the Army. Today I was "advanced" (not promoted because I still make
the same pay) from Specialist to Corporal. I'm also the company's
current "Hero of the Month" for serving as my platoon's rotating team
leader.

Things continue to be quiet for us and we hope they stay that way.
Thank you to everyone who was written or sent packages. It means a
great deal to get anything in the mail.

Peace out;

Calob Rundell
calob.rundell@us.army.mil

www.calobrundell.com


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

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, March 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, March 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend William
Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the Diocese of
Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News February 3rd-9th
------------------------
Welcome back everyone!
Morning Worship is from 8:30-8:50 am, Monday through Friday.
The Liturgists/Homilists for the week of February 3-9 are:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson and Bill Gural
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly and Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd and Ian Holland

Each liturgist and homilist share from their own faith traditions,
fostering interfaith worship services on campus. These Services are
open to the entire Andover Newton Community.

Wednesday Community Chapel for February 6th will be led by Burns
Stanfield and the message will be offered by President Nick Carter.

Keep your eyes open for "Chapel Notes," a weekly newsletter and
calendar of worship events on campus. If you would like to participate
in worship or add anything to this regular ENews announcement or Chapel
Notes, please contact Ned Allyn Parker at: NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
Multicultural Festival Friday, Feb. 8!
------------------------
Come one and all to the annual Andover Newton Multicultural Festival.
Friday, Feb. 8, 6:00 pm in the Meeting House. Bring a dish that
represents your heritage or just come--we'll have plenty for everyone.
Please consider sharing music, poetry, dance, or whatever might reflect
your heritage. This event is co-sponsored by the international students
at Andover Newton and my office. I hope many of you will be with us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

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

------------------------
Baptism
------------------------
This Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 will be the baptism of our baby daughter,
Symphanie Eirena. Any of our friends here in the ANTS community are
welcome to attend. It will be at Hope Church, 5.30 pm.

Thanks
~Dusty

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

------------------------
Recycling Information
------------------------
As you know, our recycling options on campus have expanded.
Hallelujah!
However, it is important that we recycle properly; when the wrong items
are
in a bin, the companies throw out the entire bin! Please note what is
acceptable and what is not (there has been confusion around whether
the
commingled bin takes cardboard--it DOES NOT. This has been confirmed by
the
company). Thank you!

Commingled Bin
- Metals (steel food/soup cans, aluminum cans, aluminum foil and
trays,
empty aerosol cans, empty and dry paint cans)
- Glass (cear bottles, green and brown bottles, plate glass)
- Plastics
#1 (PET) plastic containers (soda bottles
#2 (HDPE) plastic containers (milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles)
#3 (PVC) plastic containers (shampoo bottles)
#4 (LDPE) plastic containers (margarine tubs)
#5 (PP) plastic containers (yogurt cups)
- Cardboard milk and juice cartons (no other kind)

- NO cardboard, trash, oil or hazardous chemicals, propane tanks,
regulated medical waste, food waste, foam cups or foam plates, paper
cups or
paper plates, plastic bags or plastic wraps, wood waste, rubber waste,
textiles

All containers must be rinsed prior to recycling.


Paper Bin
- All computer paper, magazines, newspapers, junk mail and the like
- No cardboard or phonebooks
- Please DO NOT place the paper in plastic bags

--The Emerging Ecology Fellowship

------------------------
Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
------------------------
To join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS, sign on to Connect and add us to
your group list. Planning and meeting announcements are posted and
emailed to members through Connect. Only activities of general interest
are announced through E-News. If you have any questions contact
cstasko@ants.edu , ehalstead@ants.edu or dhollis@ants.edu .

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

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302, and will also be here two Mondays: Feb. 11 and March 3.


Drop in if you like, but it's better to email me for an appointment.
And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met in person.

Also note: The small lunchtime writing groups are getting going again,
on Tuesday and Thursday. We welcome a few more people. Email me for
details.

I look forward to working with you!

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

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 5, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Cafeteria News (updated)
- "War, Madness, and Delusion" opening reception
- News from Calob Rundell
- METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
- Chapel News February 3rd-9th
- Multicultural Festival Friday, Feb. 8!
- Call for volunteers
- Baptism
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #3
- Baptist - February 6 meeting
- Recycling Information
- Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
- Message from the Writing Tutor


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

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

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


Hours of operation for smart cart in Upper Noyes 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

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

------------------------
"War, Madness, and Delusion" opening reception
------------------------
WAR, MADNESS, and DELUSION
A Juried Exhibit at Andover Newton
February 7 through April 15, 2008

Opening Reception for War, Madness, and Delusion
Thursday, February 7, 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the
Meetinghouse Gallery. All are welcome.

This powerful exhibit is on display in the
Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel Galleries. Addressing
the experience and contested morality of war in our
times, with works from 33 selected artists confronting
the nature and meaning of war, and the challenges of
peacemaking in the midst of conflict.

March 13: Special Symposium featuring Bill Schultz,
former executive director of Amnesty International
USA, with exhibiting artists, activists, politicians
and veterans.

------------------------
News from Calob Rundell
------------------------
Andover Newton student Calob Rundell writes:

"Today was cold and wet in the Baghdad area. Not near as cold as
winter in New England or Colorado, but cold for a place that will be 120
in the summer.

I'm writing you as the newest, lowest ranking Non-Commissioned Officer
in the Army. Today I was "advanced" (not promoted because I still make
the same pay) from Specialist to Corporal. I'm also the company's
current "Hero of the Month" for serving as my platoon's rotating team
leader.

Things continue to be quiet for us and we hope they stay that way.
Thank you to everyone who was written or sent packages. It means a
great deal to get anything in the mail.

Peace out;

Calob Rundell
calob.rundell@us.army.mil

www.calobrundell.com


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

------------------------
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 February 3rd-9th
------------------------
Welcome back everyone!
Morning Worship is from 8:30-8:50 am, Monday through Friday.
The Liturgists/Homilists for the week of February 3-9 are:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson and Bill Gural
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly and Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd and Ian Holland

Each liturgist and homilist share from their own faith traditions,
fostering interfaith worship services on campus. These Services are
open to the entire Andover Newton Community.

Wednesday Community Chapel for February 6th will be led by Burns
Stanfield and the message will be offered by President Nick Carter.

Keep your eyes open for "Chapel Notes," a weekly newsletter and
calendar of worship events on campus. If you would like to participate
in worship or add anything to this regular ENews announcement or Chapel
Notes, please contact Ned Allyn Parker at: NParker@ants.edu.


Ash Wednesday:

Join us at Morning Worship for an Ash Wednesday service, this
Wednesday, February 6th at 8:30 am. Carmen Emerson will be our
liturgist for the morning and Bill Gural will be our Homilist.

At the end of the service we will process outside for the imposition of
ashes. Faculty, staff and students are all equally encouraged to come.

take care
ned

------------------------
Multicultural Festival Friday, Feb. 8!
------------------------
Come one and all to the annual Andover Newton Multicultural Festival.
Friday, Feb. 8, 6:00 pm in the Meeting House. Bring a dish that
represents your heritage or just come--we'll have plenty for everyone.
Please consider sharing music, poetry, dance, or whatever might reflect
your heritage. This event is co-sponsored by the international students
at Andover Newton and my office. I hope many of you will be with us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

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

------------------------
Baptism
------------------------
This Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 will be the baptism of our baby daughter,
Symphanie Eirena. Any of our friends here in the ANTS community are
welcome to attend. It will be at Hope Church, 5.30 pm.

Thanks
~Dusty

------------------------
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 #3
------------------------
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

------------------------
Recycling Information
------------------------
As you know, our recycling options on campus have expanded.
Hallelujah!
However, it is important that we recycle properly; when the wrong items
are
in a bin, the companies throw out the entire bin! Please note what is
acceptable and what is not (there has been confusion around whether
the
commingled bin takes cardboard--it DOES NOT. This has been confirmed by
the
company). Thank you!

Commingled Bin
- Metals (steel food/soup cans, aluminum cans, aluminum foil and
trays,
empty aerosol cans, empty and dry paint cans)
- Glass (cear bottles, green and brown bottles, plate glass)
- Plastics
#1 (PET) plastic containers (soda bottles
#2 (HDPE) plastic containers (milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles)
#3 (PVC) plastic containers (shampoo bottles)
#4 (LDPE) plastic containers (margarine tubs)
#5 (PP) plastic containers (yogurt cups)
- Cardboard milk and juice cartons (no other kind)

- NO cardboard, trash, oil or hazardous chemicals, propane tanks,
regulated medical waste, food waste, foam cups or foam plates, paper
cups or
paper plates, plastic bags or plastic wraps, wood waste, rubber waste,
textiles

All containers must be rinsed prior to recycling.


Paper Bin
- All computer paper, magazines, newspapers, junk mail and the like
- No cardboard or phonebooks
- Please DO NOT place the paper in plastic bags

--The Emerging Ecology Fellowship

------------------------
Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
------------------------
To join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS, sign on to Connect and add us to
your group list. Planning and meeting announcements are posted and
emailed to members through Connect. Only activities of general interest
are announced through E-News. If you have any questions contact
cstasko@ants.edu , ehalstead@ants.edu or dhollis@ants.edu .

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

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302, and will also be here two Mondays: Feb. 11 and March 3.


Drop in if you like, but it's better to email me for an appointment.
And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met in person.

Also note: The small lunchtime writing groups are getting going again,
on Tuesday and Thursday. We welcome a few more people. Email me for
details.

I look forward to working with you!

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

Friday, February 01, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 1, 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 February 3rd-9th
- library notice
- Call for volunteers
- How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
- Baptist - February 6 meeting
- 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


Hours of operation for smart cart in Upper Noyes 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 February 3rd-9th
------------------------
Welcome back everyone!
Morning Worship is from 8:30-8:50 am, Monday through Friday.
The Liturgists/Homilists for the week of February 3-9 are:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson and Bill Gural
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly and Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd and Ian Holland

Each liturgist and homilist share from their own faith traditions,
fostering interfaith worship services on campus. These Services are
open to the entire Andover Newton Community.

Wednesday Community Chapel for February 6th will be led by Burns
Stanfield and the message will be offered by President Nick Carter.

Keep your eyes open for "Chapel Notes," a weekly newsletter and
calendar of worship events on campus. If you would like to participate
in worship or add anything to this regular ENews announcement or Chapel
Notes, please contact Ned Allyn Parker at: NParker@ants.edu.

------------------------
library notice
------------------------
Routine upgrade work for the library catalog system is scheduled 11:00
p.m.-7:00 a.m., February 1-2. Night owls take note: the library catalog
will not be available during that time period.

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

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