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Monday, March 31, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 31, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- 2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- Prayer & Fundraising Request
- Disabilities and the Religious Education Classroom
- Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
- Labyrinth Walk
- 200th Gala Invitation
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5!
- UUCANS Lunch Gathering Thursday April 3rd 12:00-1:00 Upper Noyes
(then there is worship at 1:00)
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
- SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
- Catholic Worker Cathy Breen


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Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

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ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Tuesday,
April 15th!

From 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Meetinghouse, he will be offering a workshop
"Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones for Worship" on the challenges and
opportunities of using music in worship.

From 7:00 - 9:00 pm that evening, there will be a 'Big Sing' with him
in the Wilson Chapel - a great way to wrap up ANTS Community Day!

A $5 donation is requested for each event; ANTS students are free.
Please contact Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty Office (ext. 228) to
register your name for the workshop.

------------------------
2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is proud to announce the details of
the 2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture, to be given Monday, April 21 at 5
p.m. in Wilson Chapel. This year's speaker is the Reverend Dr. Barbara
Rossing, Professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology
at Chicago, who will offer the lecture entitled "Apocalypse and
Ecology: Is This the End of the World?"

Ordained in 1982, Dr. Rossing served as pastor of a congregation in
Minnesota, director for Global Mission Interpretation for the American
Lutheran Church, pastor at Holden Village Retreat Center, Chelan,
Washington, and chaplain at Harvard University Divinity School.

Dr. Rossing has lectured and preached widely, including synod
assemblies and global mission events for the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America (ELCA), as well as ecumenical theological conferences. She
serves on the executive committee and council of the Lutheran World
Federation, where she also chairs the Lutheran World Federation's
Theology and Studies Committee. Her publications include The Rapture
Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation (Basic Books,
2004), a critique of fundamentalist "Left Behind" theology; The
Choice Between Two Cities: Whore, Bride and Empire in the Apocalypse
(Trinity Press, 1999); two volumes of the New Proclamation commentary
for preachers (Fortress Press, 2000 and 2004) and articles and book
chapters on the Apocalypse and ecology.

As always, the lecture is free, and open to the public.

------------------------
Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Get ready for the Coffee House, hosted by our own
talented musician/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins.
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art
show and share in the performance skills of musicians,
dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other
talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins,
dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance
or come ready to be a performer (a few spots will be
available) or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 30
8:15- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

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Prayer & Fundraising Request
------------------------
Donna (D.J.) Collins requests your prayers for her family.

Her great-nephew Mathew is 11 years old and was pushed down the stairs
at school two weeks ago Monday March 10th. He is suffering from
paralysis from the chest down and they almost lost him last Monday as he
has pneumonia and his lung collapsed. He is currently at Mass General
Hospital in critical condition. Since Sunday he has been showing some
long waited for improvement but doctors say he isn't out of the woods
yet. His spinal cord is not severed but is compressed and the longer
he experiences paralysis the more permanent the damage will be.

The Family is low income and lives on the third floor of a tenement in
Lynn. Which means the family will have to move when it is time for
Mathew to come home. Their grandmother (D.J.'s aunt) Julie lives on the
first floor which has been a big help. Mathew and the boys have always
called D.J. aunty Donna. In Spring 2006 Matthew made his first
communion and it was the last class D.J. taught.

Please keep the whole family in your prayers. They are planning a
fundraiser and dance to raise money for the family. D.J. asks that if
you can not attend please consider sending a donation:

Mission of Love Fundraiser and Dance for Mathew Mumbauer

Please Make Plans to Attend a Saturday, April 12th fundraiser
5-8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church
300 Central Street Saugus, Ma. 01906

Cost: $10.00
There will be refreshments served along with an opportunity to purchase
raffle tickets for several prizes. If you cannot attend but would like
to make a donation please call Audrey Spencer: 781-599- 4213 (eves.) or
781-910-7622 (cell).

------------------------
Disabilities and the Religious Education Classroom
------------------------
Do you want to help lay teachers do their best to effectively welcome
students with hidden and visible disabilities? Do you want to help them
help their students to be inclusive as well?

Come to our display "Differing Abilities - Creating Inclusive
Classrooms" in the ANTS cafeteria, this Tuesday (4.1.08) at noon and
Thursday (4.3.08) at 5 pm. Look at books, watch a short powerpoint
aimed at lay teachers, examine some elementary aged class lessons, and
look over bibliographies to get some ideas. You will be able to take
away a toolkit for your teachers.

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Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (March 31- April 4) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Donna Colleti-Lowre (p.s.-It's her birthday!!)
Friday: Ian Holland

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

Prof. Nimi Wariboko 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.

Thursday at 1:00 will be worship in the UU tradition with Mark
Richards.

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.

There are many other worship events scheduled for this week. Please
scroll through the rest of ENews to get more information on them, or see
"Chapel Notes."

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Labyrinth Walk
------------------------
Open Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, Arpil 3
The Meetinghouse

Come anytime between 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. All are welcome to come
experience this renewing spiritual practice.

There will be no labyrinth walk in the Chapel on April 2.

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

------------------------
200th Gala Invitation
------------------------
Students who would like to attend the Andover Newton Bicentennial Gala,
a fundraising and friend-raising event, are welcome to email me. The
Gala is April 24 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, and most of the
tables have been sold out. There will be a limited number of seats
available to students at a reduced price of $50/ticket (normal price is
$150/ticket). If you would like to attend and bring friends whom you
think should know more about Andover Newton, please email me by April 4.
The limited seats will go first come, first served.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
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Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
Justice Matters Presentation
Brenda Hermanson, Ingrid Cyros, and Judy Brandon

When a parent goes to prison the lives of children are profoundly
affected. In many states in the US
there is no group or agency designated to address the concerns of the
children.
Even when processes that address their needs are in place, children
often feel
abandoned and may be ostracized and sometimes blamed by peers. Learn
about the
scope of the problem. How do we promote nurturing communities in the
church and
beyond that accept these families and minister to and with them? How
might the
church provide or participate in outreach and services that meet the
needs of
these families and others? In what way might study and advocacy by the
church
make a difference?

Thursday, April 10, 12 - 1:30 PM
Upper Noyes Hall

Professors Sharon Thornton and Kirk Jones
offer insight and facilitate conversation.

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Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5!
------------------------
On April 5 Andover Newton will co-host an interfaith concert with B'nai
Or, one of the Jewish congregations that worships on campus. Kurt
Walker and Kimberly Salico-Diehl will be representing Andover Newton,
and the B'nai Or Rabbi, Rabbi David Zaslow will represent B'nai Or (an
established musician, Rabbi Zaslow has played with Dave Brubeck, among
others). The evening is called "Psalm Enchanted Evening" and is on
April 5th, 8:00pm, in Wilson Chapel. The event costs $15/ticket,
$10/ticket for students (and I have them in my office if you'd like
one). Proceeds will provide funds for JOTH and other interfaith
efforts. Please join us if you can. For more information, please visit
the B'nai Or website at wwwbnaior.org or call (617) 244-5311. For
tickets--see me!

Here is more on Rabbi Zaslow: During his years as a poet-in-the-schools
for the southern Oregon region, David Zaslow wrote and edited more than
a dozen of books of poetry as well as two albums of children's music for
publishers like Good Apple; Harcourt Brace Javanovich; and Scott
Foresman. In the late 1970s David, along with partner Steve Sacks,
co-created what became the Peter Britt Jazz Festival by bringing jazz
legends like Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Woodie Herman,
and dozens of other jazz greats to southern Oregon for the first time.
Along with poet Lawson Inada, in 1988 he was awarded an American Book
Award for educational materials for a project he co-produced featuring
Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows to music composed by Patti McCoy.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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UUCANS Lunch Gathering Thursday April 3rd 12:00-1:00 Upper Noyes (then
there is worship at 1:00)
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UUCANS Meeting: Tuesday April 8th 12:00 - 1:30 PM Upper Noyes
Follow-up on the bi-law changes and discussion and planning of the our
next event.
Please come if you are on campus. UUCANS Leadership Team.

A Workshop for Seminarians and Their Partners and Spouses. April 20th
3:00-5:00 PM
This workshop will focus on the challenges both seminarians and their
partners undergo while working through seminary, as well as our hopes
and questions about what will happen when seminary is finished. We will
worship together, engage in small group conversations, and have time for
fellowship. All are welcome to attend regardless of faith, sexual
orientation, and type of partnership.

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Is Field Education in your future?
------------------------
The last information session for students considering Field Education
in Fall of 2008 will be held Wednesday, April 16th. The session will be
in the Greene Room from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
April14!
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Get ready!!!!!!
What? When? Where? How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show
April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel Gallery

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and Creativity!
Coffee House and/ reception on Wednesday, April 30

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 14)

1. Fill out an artist's statement form (get one from Joy or in the
front lobby of the Meetinghouse)

2. Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.

3. Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
------------------------
Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

All are welcome to attend. We will be reviewing the current SA Budget,
vote on postponing the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA
Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than
Monday, March 31, Noon.

------------------------
Catholic Worker Cathy Breen
------------------------
Catholic Worker Cathy Breen is giving a talk about spending 3 months
in
Jordan assisting Iraq refugees at St. Paul Parish in Cambridge 3:30-5
Saturday April 13th.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 28, 2008

In this message:

- Former Andover Newton President David Shannon Dies
- Concert Announcement
- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- 2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
- Prayer & Fundraising Request
- Interfaith Youth Core Presentation
- Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
- Labyrinth Walk
- 200th Gala Invitation
- Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
- "Psalm Enchanted Evening"
- Dance lessons FREE
- SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
- Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
- SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
- Renewal @ Hebrew College


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Former Andover Newton President David Shannon Dies
------------------------
Word has come to the school that this past Saturday morning Rev. Dr.
David T. Shannon died. He had been ill and had open heart surgery two
weeks before, but never recovered. Shannon was the first African
American president of Andover Newton, serving from 1991-1994. He and his
wife Averette had been married for 50 years.

A memorial service for Shannon will be held at the Friendship Baptist
Church in Atlanta, Georgia at 11 AM Thursday, March 28th.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Dr. David T. Shannon
Memorial Trust, PO Box 784, Lithonia, GA 30058. The fund will support
the education of applicants who seek to follow in David's footsteps.

NC

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Concert Announcement
------------------------
The Spectrum Singers come to Wilson Chapel on Monday, March 31st, 8:00
P.M.
The Spectrum Singers, widely regarded as one of the finest choral
ensembles in the region, will be performing "An American Sampler" in the
Wilson Chapel on Monday, March 31st at 8:00 PM. This concert is part of
Andover Newton's Bicentennial Concert Series which is sponsored by the
Central Congregational Church of Newton Legacy Trust. It is free to all
who want to attend. Please email:ksaucier@ants.edu by noon on Monday
if you wish to reserve a seat in advance.

To learn more about the Spectrum Singers: http://www.spectrumsingers.org


We are also looking for a few volunteers to help pass out programs and
usher those with reservations to their seats. If you would like to
help, please call or email Kerri Saucier at ksaucier@ants.edu or
617-964-1100 ext.206 by noon on Monday.

We hope you will join us!

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Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is proud to announce the details of
the 2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture, to be given Monday, ApriRossing, Professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology
at Chicago, who will offer the lecture entitled "Apocalypse and Ecology:
Is This the End of the World?"

Ordained in 1982, Dr. Rossing served as pastor of a congregation in
Minnesota, director for Global Mission Interpretation for the American
Lutheran Church, pastor at Holden Village Retreat Center, Chelan,
Washington, and chaplain at Harvard University Divinity School.

Dr. Rossing has lectured and preached widely, including synod assemblies
and global mission events for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
(ELCA), as well as ecumenical theological conferences. She serves on the
executive committee and council of the Lutheran World Federation, where
she also chairs the Lutheran World Federation's Theology and Studies
Committee. Her publications include The Rapture Exposed: The Message of
Hope in the Book of Revelation (Basic Books, 2004), a critique of
fundamentalist "Left Behind" theology; The Choice Between Two Cities:
Whore, Bride and Empire in the Apocalypse (Trinity Press, 1999); two
volumes of the New Proclamation commentary for preachers (Fortress
Press, 2000 and 2004) and articles and book chapters on the Apocalypse
and ecology.

As always, the lecture is free, and open to the public.

------------------------
Prayer & Fundraising Request
------------------------
Donna (D.J.) Collins requests your prayers for her family.

Her great-nephew Mathew is 11 years old and was pushed down the stairs
at school two weeks ago Monday March 10th. He is suffering from
paralysis from the chest down and they almost lost him last Monday as he
has pneumonia and his lung collapsed. He is currently at Mass General
Hospital in critical condition. Since Sunday he has been showing some
long waited for improvement but doctors say he isn't out of the woods
yet. His spinal cord is not severed but is compressed and the longer
he experiences paralysis the more permanent the damage will be.

The Family is low income and lives on the third floor of a tenement in
Lynn. Which means the family will have to move when it is time for
Mathew to come home. Their grandmother (D.J.'s aunt) Julie lives on the
first floor which has been a big help. Mathew and the boys have always
called D.J. aunty Donna. In Spring 2006 Matthew made his first
communion and it was the last class D.J. taught.

Please keep the whole family in your prayers. They are planning a
fundraiser and dance to raise money for the family. D.J. asks that if
you can not attend please consider sending a donation:

Mission of Love Fundraiser and Dance for Mathew Mumbauer

Please Make Plans to Attend a Saturday, April 12th fundraiser
5-8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church
300 Central Street Saugus, Ma. 01906

Cost: $10.00
There will be refreshments served along with an opportunity to purchase
raffle tickets for several prizes. If you cannot attend but would like
to make a donation please call Audrey Spencer: 781-599- 4213 (eves.) or
781-910-7622 (cell).

------------------------
Interfaith Youth Core Presentation
------------------------
Interfaith Youth Core Presentation

"Raising a New Generation of Interfaith Religious Leaders: The
Interfaith
Youth Core"

Lunch and Discussion
Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill
Tuesday April 1
1:15-2:10 pm
Hebrew College, Lower Level, Room #108

(Enter the main doors by the circular drive, go down the stairs to your
left, and turn left down the hallway at the bottom of the stairs)

Please join us for an opportunity to learn from the leading edge group,
Interfaith Youth Core, who will be visiting our campuses next week from
Chicago. Their mission is to
build mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different
religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve
others.
Learn more at <http://www.ifyc.org/> http://www.ifyc.org/.

We will gather for lunch and a discussion about "Raising a New
Generation of
InterfaiJourneys on the Hill, the interfaith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College.

Please RSVP to ORose@hebrewcollege.edu so that we'll be sure to order
enough
food for your lunch!

Leslie Becknell Marx

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Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (March 31- April 4) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Donna Colleti-Lowre (p.s.-It's her birthday!!)
Friday: Ian Holland

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

Prof. Nimi Wariboko 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.

Thursday at 1:00 will be worship in the UU tradition with Mark Richards.

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.

There are many other worship events scheduled for this week. Please
scroll through the rest of ENews to get more information on them, or see
"Chapel Notes."

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Labyrinth Walk
------------------------
Open Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, Arpil 3
The Meetinghouse

Come anytime between 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. All are welcome to come
experience this renewing spiritual practice.

There will be no labyrinth walk in the Chapel on April 2.

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

------------------------
200th Gala Invitation
------------------------
Students who would like to attend the Andover Newton Bicentennial Gala,
a fundraising and friend-raising event, are welcome to email me. The
Gala is April 24 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, and most of the
tables have been sold out. There will be a limited number of seats
available to students at a reduced price of $50/ticket (normal price is
$150/ticket). If you would like to attend and bring friends whom you
think should know more about Andover Newton, please email me by April 4.
The limited seats will go first come, first served.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton will host Other Sheep at:

3 p.m., Saturday, April 5
(followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.)
in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Executive Director Steve Parelli and his
life-partner and Africa Ministry Coordinator Jose Ortiz will offer a
presentation on their 2007 six-week summer ministry to Christian (and a
few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at BBagby@ants.edu or 713-829-1200.

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"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
April 5th, 8:00pm, Wilson Chapel

The Psalms of David, appreciated by people
of all faith traditions will be brought to life by Rabbi David Zaslow
through the use of music, poetry and humor. His performance issoloist Kurt Walker.

Sponsored by B'nai Or and Andover Newton Theological School, proceeds
will go directly to Journeys On The Hill (the HC and ANTS student
interfaith community).

For more information, please visit the B'nai Or website at
wwwbnaior.org or call (617) 244-5311.

------------------------
Dance lessons FREE
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre is offering dance lessons FREE to ALL students,
staff, and faculty
called "Stomp and Strut". It is a freestyle of dance that combines tap,
hip-hop and penguin (from Happy Feet the movie!) No experience
necessary-
Open to all who have the desire to dance away stress, feel joy and have
fun!
It will be on April 1st from 7 to 8 in the Meeting House.

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SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
------------------------
Student Association Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean
Drummond
Monday, April 14
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

Please join Dean Bill Herzog and Associate Dean Sarah Drummond who will
be sharing news about the upcoming curriculum changes. All are welcome
to attend.

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Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
------------------------
As you may know, this year marks the school's 10 year accreditation
year, which means two authorizing bodies will be visiting us on April
6-8 to evaluate us and determine whether or not to re-accredit us. The 2
teams are the Association of Theological Schools and the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges. The teams want to meet with
students while they're here. If you would like to participate in a
luncheon with the ATS/NEASC Visiting Teams at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April
8, please email me right away. I have a limited number of spots open
and they will go first come, first served. The lunch will last one hour,
from 1-2 p.m. There will be about 20 students altogether, and 6 members
of the visiting team.

If you would like to read the school's self-study, copies are available
in the library.

Please RSVP to me directly.

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

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SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
------------------------
Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

All are welcome to attend. We will be reviewing the current SA Budget,
vote on postponing the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA
Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than
Monday, March 31, Noon.

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Renewal @ Hebrew College
------------------------
Renewal: View the Film, Meet the Filmmaker
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
6:45 p.m.
Free of charge
Hebrew College, Berenson Hall

From mid-western Muslims seeking to bring organic halal food to their
religious community to the Connecticut-based Teva Learning Center's
efforts
to teach Jewish teens about nature and waste, Renewal documents how
religious groups across the U.S. are becoming a new force to preserve
and
protect the environment.

The 90-minute film, directed by Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay Rockefeller,
tells the stories of eight faith-based groups trying to make a positive
impact in their local communities. Described by the Boston Globe as
"earnest, idealistic, and fired with the righteous potential of making a
difference," the film "documents that religious zeal can be yoked to
change
as well as conservatism, that differing faiths can speak to each other,
and
that, really, good works are faith these days."

Join Ellen Bernstein and director Marty Ostrow for this special free
screening and a discussion of the emerging faith-based environmental
movement.

This presentation, part of Bernstein's new course, The Place of Nature
in
the Bible, is open to the public. To register, please contact
ebernstein@hebrewcollege.edu.


ANTS E-news
enews@ants.edu

Thursday, March 27, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 27, 2008

In this message:

- Former Andover Newton President David Shannon Dies
- COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- 2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
- Summer Institute is Coming!
- Interfaith Youth Core Presentation
- New Campus Facilities page on the Andover Newton Website
- Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
- Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
- From the Registrar's office
- Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
- "Psalm Enchanted Evening"
- Dance lessons FREE
- SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
- Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
- SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
- Renewal @ Hebrew College


------------------------
Former Andover Newton President David Shannon Dies
------------------------
Word has come to the school that this past Saturday morning Rev. Dr.
David T. Shannon died. He had been ill and had open heart surgery two
weeks before, but never recovered. Shannon was the first African
American president of Andover Newton, serving from 1991-1994. He and his
wife Averette had been married for 50 years.

A memorial service for Shannon will be held at the Friendship Baptist
Church in Atlanta, Georgia at 11 AM Thursday, March 28th.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Dr. David T. Shannon
Memorial Trust, PO Box 784, Lithonia, GA 30058. The fund will support
the education of applicants who seek to follow in David's footsteps.

NC

------------------------
COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for April 15 and
plan to join us. Once again we will close down classes for the day and
go to do community service work off the hill, partnering with the
Rabbinical students at Hebrew College. We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service (put together by JOTH), and
end with the John Bell Song event at 7 pm. Come for whatever part of
the day you can. More information will be coming soon!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is proud to announce the details of
the 2008 Jonathan Edwards Lecture, to be given Monday, April 21 at 5
p.m. in Wilson Chapel. This year's speaker is the Reverend Dat Chicago, who will offer the lecture entitled "Apocalypse and Ecology:
Is This the End of the World?"

Ordained in 1982, Dr. Rossing served as pastor of a congregation in
Minnesota, director for Global Mission Interpretation for the American
Lutheran Church, pastor at Holden Village Retreat Center, Chelan,
Washington, and chaplain at Harvard University Divinity School.

Dr. Rossing has lectured and preached widely, including synod assemblies
and global mission events for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
(ELCA), as well as ecumenical theological conferences. She serves on the
executive committee and council of the Lutheran World Federation, where
she also chairs the Lutheran World Federation's Theology and Studies
Committee. Her publications include The Rapture Exposed: The Message of
Hope in the Book of Revelation (Basic Books, 2004), a critique of
fundamentalist "Left Behind" theology; The Choice Between Two Cities:
Whore, Bride and Empire in the Apocalypse (Trinity Press, 1999); two
volumes of the New Proclamation commentary for preachers (Fortress
Press, 2000 and 2004) and articles and book chapters on the Apocalypse
and ecology.

As always, the lecture is free, and open to the public.

------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming!
------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming! June 22 - 25

Registration for Summer courses is approaching, and with it the
opportunity to sign up for the ANTS Worship and the Arts Summer
Institute. This year's theme is "Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground".

The institute presenters will be Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl. The
structure of the Institute offers a blend of worship, morning keynote
presentations, time for questions and small group discussion, afternoon
workshops, and events, all focused on renewing the vitality, beauty, and
faithfulness of worship.

The morning keynotes will look back at the earliest roots of Christian
worship; consider the current reality of worship in U.S. culture today;
and offer a vision of how worship can be relevant, life-giving and
prophetically challenging to the future of the world. There will be
additional public events on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.

Students signing up for this course for credit must attend from June 21
through June 26, and there is an additional Program Fee of $135. When
registering online, look for course WOTA 715J.

------------------------
Interfaith Youth Core Presentation
------------------------
Interfaith Youth Core Presentation

"Raising a New Generation of Interfaith Religious Leaders: The
Interfaith
Youth Core"

Lunch and Discussion
Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill
Tuesday April 1
1:15-2:10 pm
Hebrew College, Lower Level, Room #108

(Enter the main doors by the circular drive, go down the stairs to your
left, and turn left down the hallway at the bottom of the stairs)

Please join us for an opportunity to learn from the leading edge group,
Interfaith Youth Core, who will be visiting our campuses next week from
Chicago. Their mission is to
build mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different
religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve
others.
Learn more at <http://www.ifyc.org/> http://www.ifyc.org/.

We will gather for lunch and a discussion about "Raising a New
Generation of
Interfaith Religious Leaders: The Interfaith Youth Core" sponsored by
Journeys on the Hill, the interfaith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College.

Please RSVP to ORose@hebrewcollege.edu so that we'll be sure to order
enough
food for your lunch!

Leslie Becknell Marx

------------------------
Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (March 31- April 4) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Donna Colleti-Lowre (p.s.-It's her birthday!!)
Friday: Ian Holland

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
MPrayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Prof. Nimi Wariboko 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.

Thursday at 1:00 will be worship in the UU tradition with Mark Richards.

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.

There are many other worship events scheduled for this week. Please
scroll through the rest of ENews to get more information on them, or see
"Chapel Notes."

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
------------------------
Interested in a REIKI fellowship?
Let's gather in the dining hall on Tuesday, April 8 at
5:30. Look for the table by the windows (west wall)
with the card that says REIKI Fellowship.
Bring your ideas and experiences of: Who are we
together as a fellowship? What do we offer each other
and the greater ANTS community?
Thank you for your energy and interest!
Love and Light,
Sandy (fulajoy@hotmail.com)

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Hot courses for a Cool Summer

The Art of Theological Reflection- Richard Dickey-CMFE734/834J
NEW -Ethics in Literature-This course will read both classical and
contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.
Valerie Dixon ETHI767/867J
God At Work-Nimi Wariboko- ETHI785J
Justice Matters-.Nancy Nienhuis -INTE602J
Heroic Traditions in the Bible-GregMobley -OLDT654J
Grounded in God-MargaretBenefiel -PSYF778J
Recovery from Bereavement-J. Earl Thompson,Jr.- PSYP648/848J
Worship & The Arts Summer Institute-"Hearts Ablaze"-Ellen Oak-WOTA715J
Writing From the Soul-Bonita S. Penfold-WOTA760J
NEW-The Bible of Hollywood- Briallen Hopper WOTA 728J
Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation- Jeff Jones- CMLE759J-EL
Introduction to Christian Ethics:Principles and Virtues-James
Gubbins-ETHI640J-EL
Be Not Afraid:Introducing the Academic Study of the
Bible-GregMobley-OLDT515J-EL

To learn more, visit
http://www.ants.edu/courses/schedule/category/summer-2008/

SUMMER 2008 REGISTRATION

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms may
be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a self-address,
stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School, Attn: Registrar, 210 Herrick Road,
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Registration dates are: March 24- April 11
Late Fee applicable after April 11
Add/Drop deadline: First day of class

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton will host Other Sheep at:

3 p.m., Saturday, April 5
(followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.)
in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Executive Director Steve Parelli and his
life-partner and Africa Ministry Coordinator Jose Ortiz will offer a
presentation on their few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at BBagby@ants.edu or 713-829-1200.

------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
April 5th, 8:00pm, Wilson Chapel

The Psalms of David, appreciated by people
of all faith traditions will be brought to life by Rabbi David Zaslow
through the use of music, poetry and humor. His performance is both
entertaining and enlightening.

Opening performances by Kimberly Salico-Diehl on piano and tenor
soloist Kurt Walker.

Sponsored by B'nai Or and Andover Newton Theological School, proceeds
will go directly to Journeys On The Hill (the HC and ANTS student
interfaith community).

For more information, please visit the B'nai Or website at
wwwbnaior.org or call (617) 244-5311.

------------------------
Dance lessons FREE
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre is offering dance lessons FREE to students and
faculty
called "Stomp and Strut". It is a freestyle of dance that combines tap,
hip-hop and penguin (from Happy Feet the movie!) No experience
necessary-
Open to all who have the desire to dance away stress, feel joy and have
fun!
It will be on April 1st from 7 to 8 in the Meeting House.

------------------------
SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
------------------------
Student Association Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean
Drummond
Monday, April 14
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

Please join Dean Bill Herzog and Associate Dean Sarah Drummond who will
be sharing news about the upcoming curriculum changes. All are welcome
to attend.

------------------------
Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
------------------------
As you may know, this year marks the school's 10 year accreditation
year, which means two authorizing bodies will be visiting us on April
6-8 to evaluate us and determine whether or not to re-accredit us. The 2
teams are the Association of Theological Schools and the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges. The teams want to meet with
students while they're here. If you would like to participate in a
luncheon with the ATS/NEASC Visiting Teams at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April
8, please email me right away. I have a limited number of spots open
and they will go first come, first served. The lunch will last one hour,
from 1-2 p.m. There will be about 20 students altogether, and 6 members
of the visiting team.

If you would like to read the school's self-study, copies are available
in the library.

Please RSVP to me directly.

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

------------------------
SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
------------------------
Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

All are welcome to attend. We will be reviewing the current SA Budget,
vote on postponing the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA
Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than
Monday, March 31, Noon.

------------------------
Renewal @ Hebrew College
------------------------
Renewal: View the Film, Meet the Filmmaker
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
6:45 p.m.
Free of charge
Hebrew College, Berenson Hall

From mid-western Muslims seeking to bring organic halal food to their
religious community to the Connecticut-based Teva Learning Center's
efforts
to teach Jewish teens about nature and waste, Renewal documents how
religious groups across the U.S. are becoming a new force to preserve
and
protect the environment.

The 90-minute film, directed by Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay Rockefeller,
tells the stories of eight faith-based groups trying to make a positive
impact in their local communities. Described by the Boston Globe as
"earnest, idealistic, and fired with the righteous potential of making a
difference," the film "doand
that, really, good works are faith these days."

Join Ellen Bernstein and director Marty Ostrow for this special free
screening and a discussion of the emerging faith-based environmental
movement.

This presentation, part of Bernstein's new course, The Place of Nature
in
the Bible, is open to the public. To register, please contact
ebernstein@hebrewcollege.edu.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 26, 2008

In this message:

- COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- New Summer Course
- Summer Institute is Coming!
- Interfaith Youth Core Presentation
- New Campus Facilities page on the Andover Newton Website
- Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
- Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
- From the Registrar's office
- Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
- "Psalm Enchanted Evening"
- Dance lessons FREE
- SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
- Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
- SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
- Renewal @ Hebrew College


------------------------
COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for April 15 and
plan to join us. Once again we will close down classes for the day and
go to do community service work off the hill, partnering with the
Rabbinical students at Hebrew College. We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service (put together by JOTH), and
end with the John Bell Song event at 7 pm. Come for whatever part of
the day you can. More information will be coming soon!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
New Summer Course
------------------------
INTE 690J Covenant, Community and Sexuality-Rodney Petersen (BTI) and
Sanford Seltzer (ICPL)
The religious traditions are nearly at one in their recognition that
their teachings on the dignity of the person have to include persons who
are heterosexual as well as homosexual in orientation and not to
ostracize any person. Dignity of the person is the most fundamental
common theme. On the conclusions such traditions draw from that point
they are very divided and often confused. Various religious bodies, both
Jewish and Christian, have been at this discussion for years and many
still find themselves stalemated. With this conference and its related
course, we do not intend to be prescriptive, but to give people of the
various traditions a forum in which to explore these issues within the
context of the ideas of covenant and community. Course runs from June 16
- 26, with June 16 - 17 as intensive days with full conference
participation expected.

------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming!
------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming! June 22 - 25

Registration for Summer courses is approaching, and with it the
opportunity to sign up for the ANTS Worship and the Arts Summer
Institute. This year's theme is "Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground".

The institute presenters will be Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl. The
structure of the Institute offers a blend of worship, morning keynote
presentations, time for questions and small group discussion, afternoon
workshops, and events, all focused on renewing the vitality, beauty, and
faithfulness of worship.

The morning keynotes will look back at the earliest roots of Christian
worship; consider the current reality of worship in U.S. culture today;
and offer a vision of how worship can be relevant, life-giving and
prophetically challenging to the future of the world. There will be
additional public events on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.

Students signing up for this course for credit must attend from June 21
through June 26, and there is an additional Program Fee of $135. When
registering online, look for course WOTA 715J.

------------------------
Interfaith Youth Core Presentation
------------------------
Interfaith Youth Core Presentation

"Raising a New Generation of Interfaith Religious Leaders: The
Interfaith
Youth Core"

Lunch and Discussion
Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill
Tuesday April 1
1:15-2:10 pm
Hebrew College, Lower Level, Room #108

(Enter the main doors by the circular drive, go down the stairs to
your
left, and turn left down the hallway at the bottom of the stairs)

Please join us for an opportunity to learn from the leading edge
group,
Interfaith Youth Core, who will be visiting our campuses next week
from
Chicago. Their mission is to
build mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different
religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve
others.
Learn more at <http://www.ifyc.org/> http://www.ifyc.org/.

We will gather for lunch and a discussion about "Raising a New
Generation of
Interfaith Religious Leaders: The Interfaith Youth Core" sponsored by
Journeys on the Hill, the interfaith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College.

Please RSVP to ORose@hebrewcollege.edu so that we'll be sure to order
enough
food for your lunch!

Leslie Becknell Marx

------------------------
New Campus Facilities page on the Andover Newton Website
------------------------
Friends,

The Web Team has posted our new web page at:
http://www.ants.edu/student-resources/facilities-forms-procedures/


This page is designed to answer questions about the new reservation
system. You will find PDF illustrations of the set ups we have
available within the system and blank room plans for custom diagrams.
If you have a question that is not answered on this page please email
Facilities@ants.edu

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing & Facilities Coordinator

------------------------
Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (March 31- April 4) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Donna Colleti-Lowre (p.s.-It's her birthday!!)
Friday: Ian Holland

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

Prof. Nimi Wariboko 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.

Thursday at 1:00 will be worship in the UU tradition with Mark
Richards.

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.

There are many other worship events scheduled for this week. Please
scroll through the rest of ENews to get more information on them, or see
"Chapel Notes."

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
------------------------
Interested in a REIKI fellowship?
Let's gather in the dining hall on Tuesday, April 8 at
5:30. Look for the table by the windows (west wall)
with the card that says REIKI Fellowship.
Bring your ideas and experiences of: Who are we
together as a fellowship? What do we offer each other
and the greater ANTS community?
Thank you for your energy and interest!
Love and Light,
Sandy (fulajoy@hotmail.com)

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Hot courses for a Cool Summer

The Art of Theological Reflection- Richard Dickey-CMFE734/834J
NEW -Ethics in Literature-This course will read both classical and
contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.
Valerie Dixon ETHI767/867J
God At Work-Nimi Wariboko- ETHI785J
Justice Matters-.Nancy Nienhuis -INTE602J
Heroic Traditions in the Bible-GregMobley -OLDT654J
Grounded in God-MargaretBenefiel -PSYF778J
Recovery from Bereavement-J. Earl Thompson,Jr.- PSYP648/848J
Worship & The Arts Summer Institute-"Hearts Ablaze"-Ellen
Oak-WOTA715J
Writing From the Soul-Bonita S. Penfold-WOTA760J
NEW-The Bible of Hollywood- Briallen Hopper WOTA 728J
Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation- Jeff Jones- CMLE759J-EL
Introduction to Christian Ethics:Principles and Virtues-James
Gubbins-ETHI640J-EL
Be Not Afraid:Introducing the Academic Study of the
Bible-GregMobley-OLDT515J-EL

To learn more, visit
http://www.ants.edu/courses/schedule/category/summer-2008/

SUMMER 2008 REGISTRATION

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School, Attn: Registrar, 210 Herrick Road,
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Registration dates are: March 24- April 11
Late Fee applicable after April 11
Add/Drop deadline: First day of class

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton will host Other Sheep at:

3 p.m., Saturday, April 5
(followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.)
in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Executive Director Steve Parelli and his
life-partner and Africa Ministry Coordinator Jose Ortiz will offer a
presentation on their 2007 six-week summer ministry to Christian (and a
few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at BBagby@ants.edu or 713-829-1200.

------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
April 5th, 8:00pm, Wilson Chapel

The Psalms of David, appreciated by people
of all faith traditions will be brought to life by Rabbi David Zaslow
through the use of music, poetry and humor. His performance is both
entertaining and enlightening.

Opening performances by Kimberly Salico-Diehl on piano and tenor
soloist Kurt Walker.

Sponsored by B'nai Or and Andover Newton Theological School, proceeds
will go directly to Journeys On The Hill (the HC and ANTS student
interfaith community).

For more information, please visit the B'nai Or website at
wwwbnaior.org or call (617) 244-5311.

------------------------
Dance lessons FREE
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre is offering dance lessons FREE to students and
faculty
called "Stomp and Strut". It is a freestyle of dance that combines
tap,
hip-hop and penguin (from Happy Feet the movie!) No experience
necessary-
Open to all who have the desire to dance away stress, feel joy and have
fun!
It will be on April 1st from 7 to 8 in the Meeting House.

------------------------
SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
------------------------
Student Association Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean
Drummond
Monday, April 14
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

Please join Dean Bill Herzog and Associate Dean Sarah Drummond who will
be sharing news about the upcoming curriculum changes. All are welcome
to attend.

------------------------
Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
------------------------
As you may know, this year marks the school's 10 year accreditation
year, which means two authorizing bodies will be visiting us on April
6-8 to evaluate us and determine whether or not to re-accredit us. The 2
teams are the Association of Theological Schools and the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges. The teams want to meet with
students while they're here. If you would like to participate in a
luncheon with the ATS/NEASC Visiting Teams at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April
8, please email me right away. I have a limited number of spots open
and they will go first come, first served. The lunch will last one hour,
from 1-2 p.m. There will be about 20 students altogether, and 6 members
of the visiting team.

If you would like to read the school's self-study, copies are available
in the library.

Please RSVP to me directly.

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

------------------------
SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
------------------------
Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

All are welcome to attend. We will be reviewing the current SA Budget,
vote on postponing the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA
Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than
Monday, March 31, Noon.

------------------------
Renewal @ Hebrew College
------------------------
Renewal: View the Film, Meet the Filmmaker
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
6:45 p.m.
Free of charge
Hebrew College, Berenson Hall

From mid-western Muslims seeking to bring organic halal food to their
religious community to the Connecticut-based Teva Learning Center's
efforts
to teach Jewish teens about nature and waste, Renewal documents how
religious groups across the U.S. are becoming a new force to preserve
and
protect the environment.

The 90-minute film, directed by Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay
Rockefeller,
tells the stories of eight faith-based groups trying to make a
positive
impact in their local communities. Described by the Boston Globe as
"earnest, idealistic, and fired with the righteous potential of making
a
difference," the film "documents that religious zeal can be yoked to
change
as well as conservatism, that differing faiths can speak to each other,
and
that, really, good works are faith these days."

Join Ellen Bernstein and director Marty Ostrow for this special free
screening and a discussion of the emerging faith-based environmental
movement.

This presentation, part of Bernstein's new course, The Place of Nature
in
the Bible, is open to the public. To register, please contact
ebernstein@hebrewcollege.edu.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In this message:

- COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- New Summer Course
- Summer Institute is Coming!
- Tickets still available
- New Campus Facilities page on the Andover Newton Website
- Chapel News March 24-28
- Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
- From the Registrar's office
- Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
- "Psalm Enchanted Evening"
- Dance lessons FREE
- SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
- Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
- SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
- Renewal @ Hebrew College


------------------------
COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for April 15 and
plan to join us. Once again we will close down classes for the day and
go to do community service work off the hill, partnering with the
Rabbinical students at Hebrew College. We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service (put together by JOTH), and
end with the John Bell Song event at 7 pm. Come for whatever part of
the day you can. More information will be coming soon!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
New Summer Course
------------------------
INTE 690J Covenant, Community and Sexuality-Rodney Petersen (BTI) and
Sanford Seltzer (ICPL)
The religious traditions are nearly at one in their recognition that
their teachings on the dignity of the person have to include persons who
are heterosexual as well as homosexual in orientation and not to
ostracize any person. Dignity of the person is the most fundamental
common theme. On the conclusions such traditions draw from that point
they are very divided and often confused. Various religious bodies, both
Jewish and Christian, have been at this discussion for years and many
still find themselves stalemated. With this conference and its related
course, we do not intend to be prescriptive, but to give people of the
various traditions a forum in which to explore these issues within the
context of the ideas of covenant and community. Course runs from June 16
- 26, with June 16 - 17 as intensive days with full conference
participation expected.

------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming!
------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming! June 22 - 25

Registration for Summer courses is approaching, and with it the
opportunity to sign up for the ANTS Worship and the Arts Summer
Institute. This year's theme is "Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground".

The institute presenters will be Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl. The
structure of the Institute offers a blend of worship, morning keynote
presentations, time for questions and small group discussion, afternoon
workshops, and events, all focused on renewing the vitality, beauty, and
faithfulness of worship.

The morning keynotes will look back at the earliest roots of Christian
worship; consider the current reality of worship in U.S. culture today;
and offer a vision of how worship can be relevant, life-giving and
prophetically challenging to the future of the world. There will be
additional public events on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.

Students signing up for this course for credit must attend from June 21
through June 26, and there is an additional Program Fee of $135. When
registering online, look for course WOTA 715J.

------------------------
Tickets still available
------------------------
There are 6 free tickets left for Andover Newton student Jetro
Dasilva's concert with the Berklee String Orchestra at Berklee
Performance Center at the Auditorium stop on the Green Line, 7:30 pm
tonight. Stop by the bookstore before 6 pm closing to pick up your
ticket(s).

------------------------
New Campus Facilities page on the Andover Newton Website
------------------------
Friends,

The Web Team has posted our new web page at:
http://www.ants.edu/student-resources/facilities-forms-procedures/


This page is designed to answer questions about the new reservation
system. You will find PDF illustrations of the set ups we have
available within the system and blank room plans for custom diagrams.
If you have a question that is not answered on this page please email
Facilities@ants.edu

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing & Facilities Coordinator

------------------------
Chapel News March 24-28
------------------------
Friends-

There will be no morning worship or Wednesday Community chapel this
week due to the break.
Rest and peace to each of you-
ned

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
------------------------
Interested in a REIKI fellowship?
Let's gather in the dining hall on Tuesday, April 8 at
5:30. Look for the table by the windows (west wall)
with the card that says REIKI Fellowship.
Bring your ideas and experiences of: Who are we
together as a fellowship? What do we offer each other
and the greater ANTS community?
Thank you for your energy and interest!
Love and Light,
Sandy (fulajoy@hotmail.com)

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Hot courses for a Cool Summer

The Art of Theological Reflection- Richard Dickey-CMFE734/834J
NEW -Ethics in Literature-This course will read both classical and
contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.
Valerie Dixon ETHI767/867J
God At Work-Nimi Wariboko- ETHI785J
Justice Matters-.Nancy Nienhuis -INTE602J
Heroic Traditions in the Bible-GregMobley -OLDT654J
Grounded in God-MargaretBenefiel -PSYF778J
Recovery from Bereavement-J. Earl Thompson,Jr.- PSYP648/848J
Worship & The Arts Summer Institute-"Hearts Ablaze"-Ellen
Oak-WOTA715J
Writing From the Soul-Bonita S. Penfold-WOTA760J
NEW-The Bible of Hollywood- Briallen Hopper WOTA 728J
Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation- Jeff Jones- CMLE759J-EL
Introduction to Christian Ethics:Principles and Virtues-James
Gubbins-ETHI640J-EL
Be Not Afraid:Introducing the Academic Study of the
Bible-GregMobley-OLDT515J-EL

To learn more, visit
http://www.ants.edu/courses/schedule/category/summer-2008/

SUMMER 2008 REGISTRATION

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School, Attn: Registrar, 210 Herrick Road,
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Registration dates are: March 24- April 11
Late Fee applicable after April 11
Add/Drop deadline: First day of class

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton will host Other Sheep at:

3 p.m., Saturday, April 5
(followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.)
in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Executive Director Steve Parelli and his
life-partner and Africa Ministry Coordinator Jose Ortiz will offer a
presentation on their 2007 six-week summer ministry to Christian (and a
few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at BBagby@ants.edu or 713-829-1200.

------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
April 5th, 8:00pm, Wilson Chapel

The Psalms of David, appreciated by people
of all faith traditions will be brought to life by Rabbi David Zaslow
through the use of music, poetry and humor. His performance is both
entertaining and enlightening.

Opening performances by Kimberly Salico-Diehl on piano and tenor
soloist Kurt Walker.

Sponsored by B'nai Or and Andover Newton Theological School, proceeds
will go directly to Journeys On The Hill (the HC and ANTS student
interfaith community).

For more information, please visit the B'nai Or website at
wwwbnaior.org or call (617) 244-5311.

------------------------
Dance lessons FREE
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre is offering dance lessons FREE to students and
faculty
called "Stomp and Strut". It is a freestyle of dance that combines
tap,
hip-hop and penguin (from Happy Feet the movie!) No experience
necessary-
Open to all who have the desire to dance away stress, feel joy and have
fun!
It will be on April 1st from 7 to 8 in the Meeting House.

------------------------
SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
------------------------
Student Association Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean
Drummond
Monday, April 14
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

Please join Dean Bill Herzog and Associate Dean Sarah Drummond who will
be sharing news about the upcoming curriculum changes. All are welcome
to attend.

------------------------
Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
------------------------
As you may know, this year marks the school's 10 year accreditation
year, which means two authorizing bodies will be visiting us on April
6-8 to evaluate us and determine whether or not to re-accredit us. The 2
teams are the Association of Theological Schools and the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges. The teams want to meet with
students while they're here. If you would like to participate in a
luncheon with the ATS/NEASC Visiting Teams at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April
8, please email me right away. I have a limited number of spots open
and they will go first come, first served. The lunch will last one hour,
from 1-2 p.m. There will be about 20 students altogether, and 6 members
of the visiting team.

If you would like to read the school's self-study, copies are available
in the library.

Please RSVP to me directly.

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

------------------------
SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
------------------------
Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

All are welcome to attend. We will be reviewing the current SA Budget,
vote on postponing the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA
Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than
Monday, March 31, Noon.

------------------------
Renewal @ Hebrew College
------------------------
Renewal: View the Film, Meet the Filmmaker
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
6:45 p.m.
Free of charge
Hebrew College, Berenson Hall

From mid-western Muslims seeking to bring organic halal food to their
religious community to the Connecticut-based Teva Learning Center's
efforts
to teach Jewish teens about nature and waste, Renewal documents how
religious groups across the U.S. are becoming a new force to preserve
and
protect the environment.

The 90-minute film, directed by Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay
Rockefeller,
tells the stories of eight faith-based groups trying to make a
positive
impact in their local communities. Described by the Boston Globe as
"earnest, idealistic, and fired with the righteous potential of making
a
difference," the film "documents that religious zeal can be yoked to
change
as well as conservatism, that differing faiths can speak to each other,
and
that, really, good works are faith these days."

Join Ellen Bernstein and director Marty Ostrow for this special free
screening and a discussion of the emerging faith-based environmental
movement.

This presentation, part of Bernstein's new course, The Place of Nature
in
the Bible, is open to the public. To register, please contact
ebernstein@hebrewcollege.edu.

Monday, March 24, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 24, 2008

In this message:

- COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
- SA Election News
- UCC History, Theology and Polity Course
- Summer Institute is Coming!
- Koinonia Preaching Festival
- Library notice
- Chapel News March 24-28
- Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
- From the Registrar's office
- Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
- "Psalm Enchanted Evening"
- Dance lessons FREE
- SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
- Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
- SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
- Renewal @ Hebrew College


------------------------
COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for April 15 and
plan to join us. Once again we will close down classes for the day and
go to do community service work off the hill, partnering with the
Rabbinical students at Hebrew College. We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service (put together by JOTH), and
end with the John Bell Song event at 7 pm. Come for whatever part of
the day you can. More information will be coming soon!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
SA Election News
------------------------
Eric Wasileski has officially been elected to the position of SA
Treasurer for the remainder of the 2007-8 academic year. Congratulations
Eric!

Shortly after we return from break, I will be sending out a Call for
Candidates for Student Association elections for the 2008-2009 academic
year. If you are interested in running, please begin to think about
which office you might like to seek (President, Vice President,
Secretary, Treasurer, Student Life), as well as thinking about a
1-paragraph statement you would want to share with the Andover Newton
community regarding your candidacy. I will be asking you for these in
early April, and anticipate elections toward the middle of the month.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
UCC History, Theology and Polity Course
------------------------
UCC History, Theology and Polity Summer Course at Geneva Point Center
June 9- June 20, 2008. Registration Forms available at the Registrar's
office or at
http://www.bts.edu/Current/UCC%20Polity%20Brochure%202008.pdf


The 2008 Summer Institute is designed as a two-week experience. Classes
will not be
held on the weekend. All students are expected to do all of the
assigned work. They will be
available after May 1, 2008. Syllabi will be available from the
Registrar's Office at Bangor
Theological Seminary after April 1, 2008. Students have until three
weeks after the
end of the sessions to complete their written work. There are no
auditors.
Tuition & Fees: Tuition for the Summer Institute is $350 for the two
weeks. ($175 per week). A $50.00 registration deposit must be paid at
the time of registration. (Non-refundable after May 31, 2008)
The Summer Institute may be taken for 3 semester units of academic
credit by doing additional work and paying additional tuition to the
sponsoring seminary. Anyone wishing to register for academic credit
should contact the Registrar at Bangor Theological Seminary, PO Box 411,
Bangor, Maine, 04402; telephone (207) 942-6781 or
(800) 287-6781, Ext. 136.
Room and Board:
Geneva Point Center has a variety of accommodations Housing information
will be sent
upon receipt of your registration and fee. Commuters should plan to
spend all day
(including lunch and dinner) at Geneva Point Monday through Friday.
Weekend church
visits to nearby congregations can be arranged for students from
outside New England. The commuter rate is $10 per day.

------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming!
------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming! June 22 - 25

Registration for Summer courses is approaching, and with it the
opportunity to sign up for the ANTS Worship and the Arts Summer
Institute. This year's theme is "Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground".

The institute presenters will be Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl. The
structure of the Institute offers a blend of worship, morning keynote
presentations, time for questions and small group discussion, afternoon
workshops, and events, all focused on renewing the vitality, beauty, and
faithfulness of worship.

The morning keynotes will look back at the earliest roots of Christian
worship; consider the current reality of worship in U.S. culture today;
and offer a vision of how worship can be relevant, life-giving and
prophetically challenging to the future of the world. There will be
additional public events on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.

Students signing up for this course for credit must attend from June 21
through June 26, and there is an additional Program Fee of $135. When
registering online, look for course WOTA 715J.

------------------------
Koinonia Preaching Festival
------------------------
During Wednesday Community Chapel on April 30th, our school will be
holding the Koinonia Preaching Festival for graduating seniors. This

is an opportunity to hear homilies from some of our own students
before they graduate and begin preaching in congregations of their
own. There is a small monetary prize awarded by the First
Congregational Church and Society of Rindge, New Hampshire.

If you are interested in participating, you must be a
M.Div. student and a senior who is graduating in the Spring ('08) or

will be completing your course work next Fall.

There will be a round of preliminaries on April 22nd
from 1:00pm-2:30 and on April 23rd from 2:00pm to 3:00. It is from
these groups that the finalists will be chosen for April 30th. If
you would like to participate you need to sign up for one of these
two time slots with either Burns or myself.

Once you are signed up, prepare a ten-minute sermon for
your round of judging. It can be new or a sermon that you have used
in the past. This will not be the sermon that you present on the
30,th if you become one of the folks offering messages on that day.

From this first round, two or three candidate will be chosen to
offer five to eight minute homilies at the end of April.

Contact me or Burns with questions.
Peace and blessings. Take Care - Ned

Please contact Ned at nparker@ants.edu

------------------------
Library notice
------------------------
Library schedule Spring Break Week:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00-10:00 p.m.

------------------------
Chapel News March 24-28
------------------------
Friends-

There will be no morning worship or Wednesday Community chapel this
week due to the break.
Rest and peace to each of you-
ned

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
------------------------
Interested in a REIKI fellowship?
Let's gather in the dining hall on Tuesday, April 8 at
5:30. Look for the table by the windows (west wall)
with the card that says REIKI Fellowship.
Bring your ideas and experiences of: Who are we
together as a fellowship? What do we offer each other
and the greater ANTS community?
Thank you for your energy and interest!
Love and Light,
Sandy (fulajoy@hotmail.com)

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Hot courses for a Cool Summer

The Art of Theological Reflection- Richard Dickey-CMFE734/834J
NEW -Ethics in Literature-This course will read both classical and
contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.
Valerie Dixon ETHI767/867J
God At Work-Nimi Wariboko- ETHI785J
Justice Matters-.Nancy Nienhuis -INTE602J
Heroic Traditions in the Bible-GregMobley -OLDT654J
Grounded in God-MargaretBenefiel -PSYF778J
Recovery from Bereavement-J. Earl Thompson,Jr.- PSYP648/848J
Worship & The Arts Summer Institute-"Hearts Ablaze"-Ellen
Oak-WOTA715J
Writing From the Soul-Bonita S. Penfold-WOTA760J
NEW-The Bible of Hollywood- Briallen Hopper WOTA 728J
Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation- Jeff Jones- CMLE759J-EL
Introduction to Christian Ethics:Principles and Virtues-James
Gubbins-ETHI640J-EL
Be Not Afraid:Introducing the Academic Study of the
Bible-GregMobley-OLDT515J-EL

To learn more, visit
http://www.ants.edu/courses/schedule/category/summer-2008/

SUMMER 2008 REGISTRATION

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School, Attn: Registrar, 210 Herrick Road,
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Registration dates are: March 24- April 11
Late Fee applicable after April 11
Add/Drop deadline: First day of class

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton will host Other Sheep at:

3 p.m., Saturday, April 5
(followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.)
in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Executive Director Steve Parelli and his
life-partner and Africa Ministry Coordinator Jose Ortiz will offer a
presentation on their 2007 six-week summer ministry to Christian (and a
few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at BBagby@ants.edu or 713-829-1200.

------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
------------------------
"Psalm Enchanted Evening" - The Psalms of David, appreciated by people
of all faith traditions will be brought to life by Rabbi David Zaslow
through the use of music, poetry and humor. His performance is both
entertaining and enlightening.

Opening performances by Kimberly Salico-Diehl on piano and tenor
soloist Kurt Walker.

Sponsored by B'nai Or and Andover Newton Theological School, proceeds
will go directly to Journeys On The Hill (the HC and ANTS student
interfaith community).

For more information, please visit the B'nai Or website at
wwwbnaior.org or call (617) 244-5311.

------------------------
Dance lessons FREE
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre is offering dance lessons FREE to students and
faculty
called "Stomp and Strut". It is a freestyle of dance that combines
tap,
hip-hop and penguin (from Happy Feet the movie!) No experience
necessary-
Open to all who have the desire to dance away stress, feel joy and have
fun!
It will be on April 1st from 7 to 8 in the Meeting House.

------------------------
SA Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean Drummond
------------------------
Student Association Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and Associate Dean
Drummond
Monday, April 14
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

Please join Dean Bill Herzog and Associate Dean Sarah Drummond who will
be sharing news about the upcoming curriculum changes. All are welcome
to attend.

------------------------
Meet the Accreditation Team over Lunch
------------------------
As you may know, this year marks the school's 10 year accreditation
year, which means two authorizing bodies will be visiting us on April
6-8 to evaluate us and determine whether or not to re-accredit us. The 2
teams are the Association of Theological Schools and the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges. The teams want to meet with
students while they're here. If you would like to participate in a
luncheon with the ATS/NEASC Visiting Teams at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April
8, please email me right away. I have a limited number of spots open
and they will go first come, first served. The lunch will last one hour,
from 1-2 p.m. There will be about 20 students altogether, and 6 members
of the visiting team.

If you would like to read the school's self-study, copies are available
in the library.

Please RSVP to me directly.

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

------------------------
SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
------------------------
Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

All are welcome to attend. We will be reviewing the current SA Budget,
vote on postponing the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA
Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than
Monday, March 31, Noon.

------------------------
Renewal @ Hebrew College
------------------------
Renewal: View the Film, Meet the Filmmaker
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
6:45 p.m.
Free of charge
Hebrew College, Berenson Hall

From mid-western Muslims seeking to bring organic halal food to their
religious community to the Connecticut-based Teva Learning Center's
efforts
to teach Jewish teens about nature and waste, Renewal documents how
religious groups across the U.S. are becoming a new force to preserve
and
protect the environment.

The 90-minute film, directed by Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay
Rockefeller,
tells the stories of eight faith-based groups trying to make a
positive
impact in their local communities. Described by the Boston Globe as
"earnest, idealistic, and fired with the righteous potential of making
a
difference," the film "documents that religious zeal can be yoked to
change
as well as conservatism, that differing faiths can speak to each other,
and
that, really, good works are faith these days."

Join Ellen Bernstein and director Marty Ostrow for this special free
screening and a discussion of the emerging faith-based environmental
movement.

This presentation, part of Bernstein's new course, The Place of Nature
in
the Bible, is open to the public. To register, please contact
ebernstein@hebrewcollege.edu.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In this message:

- COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
- Make a Difference in Someone's Life
- UCC History, Theology and Polity Course
- Summer Institute is Coming!
- Koinonia Preaching Festival
- Library notice
- Chapel News (March 16-22)
- Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
- From the Registrar's office
- Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
- Domestic Partner Health Insurance
- The Hispanic Summer Program
- Bookstore hours for Thursday and Friday
- Summer Justice Matters Civil Rights Course
- SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
- Renewal @ Hebrew College


------------------------
COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for April 15 and
plan to join us. Once again we will close down classes for the day and
go to do community service work off the hill, partnering with the
Rabbinical students at Hebrew College. We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service (put together by JOTH), and
end with the John Bell Song event at 7 pm. Come for whatever part of
the day you can. More information will be coming soon!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Make a Difference in Someone's Life
------------------------
Make a Difference in Someone's Life

David, a developmentally disabled man who lives in his own home in
Newton Centre, is losing his companion and needs another. There is an
opportunity to live in his home with him, within walking distance of the
school. David is 46 but developmentally in his 20's. He is bright and
understands things around him very well, but has difficulty expressing
himself. His mother, Sylvia Nierman, is looking for someone (and it
could be a couple) to help David with the following activities: some
tutoring, communication skills, and any activities that might enhance
his life, including adaptive sports. You might also help him with some
personal care activities, but this is optional. Indoors David uses a
walker, but if he's going long distances he uses a chair. He has a
vehicle that can accommodate him but he doesn't drive, so if you do that
would be very helpful. If you're interested in living in for a short
period they would consider someone who could be with him through the
summer, while they look for permanent assistance. If you don't want to
live in but would like to work with David, the following options are
possible: weekends, or part of Tuesday, or one or more evenings a week
midweek. If you live in they would find people to cover while you're in
classes or otherwise gone. If you're interested in becoming a part of
David's life, please contact Mrs. Nierman at 617-332-0623. Andover
Newton students have done this in the past and made a great difference
in David's life, so Mrs. Nierman is hoping to find another such person.
Inquiries from men or women or couples are welcome. Pay is
competitive.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
UCC History, Theology and Polity Course
------------------------
UCC History, Theology and Polity Summer Course at Geneva Point Center
June 9- June 20, 2008. Registration Forms available at the Registrar's
office or at
http://www.bts.edu/Current/UCC%20Polity%20Brochure%202008.pdf


The 2008 Summer Institute is designed as a two-week experience. Classes
will not be
held on the weekend. All students are expected to do all of the
assigned work. They will be
available after May 1, 2008. Syllabi will be available from the
Registrar's Office at Bangor
Theological Seminary after April 1, 2008. Students have until three
weeks after the
end of the sessions to complete their written work. There are no
auditors.
Tuition & Fees: Tuition for the Summer Institute is $350 for the two
weeks. ($175 per week). A $50.00 registration deposit must be paid at
the time of registration. (Non-refundable after May 31, 2008)
The Summer Institute may be taken for 3 semester units of academic
credit by doing additional work and paying additional tuition to the
sponsoring seminary. Anyone wishing to register for academic credit
should contact the Registrar at Bangor Theological Seminary, PO Box 411,
Bangor, Maine, 04402; telephone (207) 942-6781 or
(800) 287-6781, Ext. 136.
Room and Board:
Geneva Point Center has a variety of accommodations Housing information
will be sent
upon receipt of your registration and fee. Commuters should plan to
spend all day
(including lunch and dinner) at Geneva Point Monday through Friday.
Weekend church
visits to nearby congregations can be arranged for students from
outside New England. The commuter rate is $10 per day.

------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming!
------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming! June 22 - 25

Registration for Summer courses is approaching, and with it the
opportunity to sign up for the ANTS Worship and the Arts Summer
Institute. This year's theme is "Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground".

The institute presenters will be Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl. The
structure of the Institute offers a blend of worship, morning keynote
presentations, time for questions and small group discussion, afternoon
workshops, and events, all focused on renewing the vitality, beauty, and
faithfulness of worship.

The morning keynotes will look back at the earliest roots of Christian
worship; consider the current reality of worship in U.S. culture today;
and offer a vision of how worship can be relevant, life-giving and
prophetically challenging to the future of the world. There will be
additional public events on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.

Students signing up for this course for credit must attend from June 21
through June 26, and there is an additional Program Fee of $135. When
registering online, look for course WOTA 715J.

------------------------
Koinonia Preaching Festival
------------------------
During Wednesday Community Chapel on April 30th, our school will be
holding the Koinonia Preaching Festival for graduating seniors. This

is an opportunity to hear homilies from some of our own students
before they graduate and begin preaching in congregations of their
own. There is a small monetary prize awarded by the First
Congregational Church and Society of Rindge, New Hampshire.

If you are interested in participating, you must be a
M.Div. student and a senior who is graduating in the Spring ('08) or

will be completing your course work next Fall.

There will be a round of preliminaries on April 22nd
from 1:00pm-2:30 and on April 23rd from 2:00pm to 3:00. It is from
these groups that the finalists will be chosen for April 30th. If
you would like to participate you need to sign up for one of these
two time slots with either Burns or myself.

Once you are signed up, prepare a ten-minute sermon for
your round of judging. It can be new or a sermon that you have used
in the past. This will not be the sermon that you present on the
30,th if you become one of the folks offering messages on that day.

From this first round, two or three candidate will be chosen to
offer five to eight minute homilies at the end of April.

Contact me or Burns with questions.
Peace and blessings. Take Care - Ned

Please contact Ned at nparker@ants.edu

------------------------
Library notice
------------------------
Library schedule Easter Week:
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday closed

Library schedule Spring Break Week:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00-10:00 p.m.

------------------------
Chapel News (March 16-22)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (March17,18&19) will
be offered by:
Monday: Charlie Nichols
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Eric Wasileski
Thursday: BREAK (No morning Worship)
Friday: BREAK (No Morning Worship)

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 Peace Week, Prof. Valerie Dixon 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.

Due to Spring Break there will be no worship in either the UUCANS or
BSF tradition on Thursday.

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.

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
------------------------
Interested in a REIKI fellowship?
Let's gather in the dining hall on Tuesday, April 8 at
5:30. Look for the table by the windows (west wall)
with the card that says REIKI Fellowship.
Bring your ideas and experiences of: Who are we
together as a fellowship? What do we offer each other
and the greater ANTS community?
Thank you for your energy and interest!
Love and Light,
Sandy (fulajoy@hotmail.com)

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Hot courses for a Cool Summer

The Art of Theological Reflection- Richard Dickey-CMFE734/834J
NEW -Ethics in Literature-This course will read both classical and
contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.
Valerie Dixon ETHI767/867J
God At Work-Nimi Wariboko- ETHI785J
Justice Matters-.Nancy Nienhuis -INTE602J
Heroic Traditions in the Bible-GregMobley -OLDT654J
Grounded in God-MargaretBenefiel -PSYF778J
Recovery from Bereavement-J. Earl Thompson,Jr.- PSYP648/848J
Worship & The Arts Summer Institute-"Hearts Ablaze"-Ellen
Oak-WOTA715J
Writing From the Soul-Bonita S. Penfold-WOTA760J
NEW-The Bible of Hollywood- Briallen Hopper WOTA 728J
Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation- Jeff Jones- CMLE759J-EL
Introduction to Christian Ethics:Principles and Virtues-James
Gubbins-ETHI640J-EL
Be Not Afraid:Introducing the Academic Study of the
Bible-GregMobley-OLDT515J-EL

To learn more, visit
http://www.ants.edu/courses/schedule/category/summer-2008/

SUMMER 2008 REGISTRATION

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School, Attn: Registrar, 210 Herrick Road,
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Registration dates are: March 24- April 11
Late Fee applicable after April 11
Add/Drop deadline: First day of class

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton will host Other Sheep at:

3 p.m., Saturday, April 5
(followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.)
in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Executive Director Steve Parelli and his
life-partner and Africa Ministry Coordinator Jose Ortiz will offer a
presentation on their 2007 six-week summer ministry to Christian (and a
few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at BBagby@ants.edu or 713-829-1200.

------------------------
Domestic Partner Health Insurance
------------------------
Dear Students,

Our health insurer does cover Domestic Partnerships. Since this hasn't
been as clear as it should be the insurer will alter their future
materials to show that partners of students may be covered at the same
rate as other spouses. If any of you should want to add your partners
to your current insurance plan please contact Peter Gibson in the
Business Office, pgibson@ants.edu.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
The Hispanic Summer Program
------------------------
The following information has been sent to us from the Director of The
Hispanic Summer Program. Our own Prof. Ben Valentin will be teaching
there this summer:

For our upcoming Summer Program at the University of St. Mary of the
Lake/Mundelein Seminary <http://www.usml.edu> (in Mundelein, IL, June
28-July 11, 2008), *we still have a few slots available for full-time,
master-level, Hispanic students doing theological or similar studies.*
$275
for full-time Masters students -- or higher -- of our sponsoring
institutions <http://www.hispanicsummerprogram.org/sponsors.html>
(including
tuition, matriculation, room & board for 13 days/nights, AND round-trip
air
ticket, too!). $550 for students of non-sponsoring institutions, non
full-time students, and Continuing Education (including tuition,
matriculation, room & board for 13 days/nights, but NOT the
transportation
to/from Illinois).

We also have SIX slots still available for non-Hispanic Faculty of our
sponsoring institutions to attend our Seminar *Through Hispanic
Eyes*<http://www.hispanicsummerprogram.org/eyes.html>,
which will be held this year from July 6-9, 2008, also in Mundelein
Seminary, Mundelein, IL.

Our Governing Board has set strict limits on the number of students we
can
admit overall (as well as non-degree students, students from
non-sponsoring
institutions, non full-time students, non-Hispanic students &
Continuing
Education candidates). At this point, we have *already admitted the
maximum
10%* Continuing Education, as well as *the maximum 10%* non-Hispanic
students allotted -- and have a long waitlist (already closed) of
Continuing
Education & non-Hispanic students in case one of the admitted decides
not to
come.

If you are a full-time master-level (or higher) Hispanic student in
theological and/or religious studies, please submit your paperwork
ASAP.
OTHERWISE, please apply early for our 2009 Program (June 13-26 at
Perkins
School of Theology in Texas). Check our
website<http://hispanicsummerprogram.org>as early as November 2008,
when the applications materials should be posted
online.

------------------------
Bookstore hours for Thursday and Friday
------------------------
On Thursday, March 20 the bookstore will close at 4:30 pm and remain
closed for Good Friday, March 21. Regular hours resume Monday, March
24: 9-6 pm Mon-Thurs., 9-4 Friday. Easter Blessings to all.

------------------------
Summer Justice Matters Civil Rights Course
------------------------
I've been receiving some questions about the summer version of Justice
Matters. First, the complete cost for the trip (excluding round-trip
airfare to Atlanta and tuition) is $500. That fee covers your meals,
sleeping accommodations, entrance fees into all museums, etc., and so
forth. The only money you'll need is for extras you may want. Everyone
will make their own reservations to Atlanta and back. The Unitarian
Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) staff will have all our flight
info (they will ask all participants to arrive within a certain window
of time) and they will pick us up at the airport as we arrive. Second,
this trip is open to people of all denominations. Members of the class
will be on the trip with people from all over the United States and from
various denominations. The only time we as a class will be apart from
other members of the group is in the evenings when we break out to
discuss the day. In our lodging, travel, and everything else we will be
mixed in with the larger group. Third, last year we never slept on the
floor--always in beds. We had a couple nights in a youth hostel and all
the rest were in hotels. We had people as old as 70 on the trip and the
organizers are very good about making appropriate accommodations for
people so that shouldn't be an issue. You can let them know directly
about any accommodations you may need.

Their web site is: http://www.uusc.org/info/article121004.html
Remember, you have to apply to the UUSC directly and be accepted on that
trip to take this course (and you'll pay the $500 directly to them.).
They are holding 20 spots for Andover Newton participants so space is
limited. If you have other questions or concerns please email me
directly at nnienhuis@ants.edu.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students
Faculty of Theology

------------------------
SA Meeting - Wednesday, April 2
------------------------
Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

All are welcome to attend. We will be reviewing the current SA Budget,
vote on postponing the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA
Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than
Monday, March 31, Noon.

------------------------
Renewal @ Hebrew College
------------------------
Renewal: View the Film, Meet the Filmmaker
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
6:45 p.m.
Free of charge
Hebrew College, Berenson Hall

From mid-western Muslims seeking to bring organic halal food to their
religious community to the Connecticut-based Teva Learning Center's
efforts
to teach Jewish teens about nature and waste, Renewal documents how
religious groups across the U.S. are becoming a new force to preserve
and
protect the environment.

The 90-minute film, directed by Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay
Rockefeller,
tells the stories of eight faith-based groups trying to make a
positive
impact in their local communities. Described by the Boston Globe as
"earnest, idealistic, and fired with the righteous potential of making
a
difference," the film "documents that religious zeal can be yoked to
change
as well as conservatism, that differing faiths can speak to each other,
and
that, really, good works are faith these days."

Join Ellen Bernstein and director Marty Ostrow for this special free
screening and a discussion of the emerging faith-based environmental
movement.

This presentation, part of Bernstein's new course, The Place of Nature
in
the Bible, is open to the public. To register, please contact
ebernstein@hebrewcollege.edu.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- UCC History, Theology and Polity Course
- Summer Institute is Coming!
- Koinonia Preaching Festival
- Library notice
- Chapel News (March 16-22)
- Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
- From the Registrar's office
- Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
- Andover Newton Community Art Show
- The Hispanic Summer Program
- Bookstore hours for Thursday and Friday
- Summer Justice Matters Civil Rights Course
- Peace Week
- 10 free tickets for concert by Jetro da Silva


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
UCC History, Theology and Polity Course
------------------------
UCC History, Theology and Polity Summer Course at Geneva Point Center
June 9- June 20, 2008. Registration Forms available at the Registrar's
office or at
http://www.bts.edu/Current/UCC%20Polity%20Brochure%202008.pdf


The 2008 Summer Institute is designed as a two-week experience. Classes
will not be
held on the weekend. All students are expected to do all of the
assigned work. They will be
available after May 1, 2008. Syllabi will be available from the
Registrar's Office at Bangor
Theological Seminary after April 1, 2008. Students have until three
weeks after the
end of the sessions to complete their written work. There are no
auditors.
Tuition & Fees: Tuition for the Summer Institute is $350 for the two
weeks. ($175 per week). A $50.00 registration deposit must be paid at
the time of registration. (Non-refundable after May 31, 2008)
The Summer Institute may be taken for 3 semester units of academic
credit by doing additional work and paying additional tuition to the
sponsoring seminary. Anyone wishing to register for academic credit
should contact the Registrar at Bangor Theological Seminary, PO Box 411,
Bangor, Maine, 04402; telephone (207) 942-6781 or
(800) 287-6781, Ext. 136.
Room and Board:
Geneva Point Center has a variety of accommodations Housing information
will be sent
upon receipt of your registration and fee. Commuters should plan to
spend all day
(including lunch and dinner) at Geneva Point Monday through Friday.
Weekend church
visits to nearby congregations can be arranged for students from
outside New England. The commuter rate is $10 per day.

------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming!
------------------------
Summer Institute is Coming! June 22 - 25

Registration for Summer courses is approaching, and with it the
opportunity to sign up for the ANTS Worship and the Arts Summer
Institute. This year's theme is "Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground".

The institute presenters will be Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl. The
structure of the Institute offers a blend of worship, morning keynote
presentations, time for questions and small group discussion, afternoon
workshops, and events, all focused on renewing the vitality, beauty, and
faithfulness of worship.

The morning keynotes will look back at the earliest roots of Christian
worship; consider the current reality of worship in U.S. culture today;
and offer a vision of how worship can be relevant, life-giving and
prophetically challenging to the future of the world. There will be
additional public events on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.

Students signing up for this course for credit must attend from June 21
through June 26, and there is an additional Program Fee of $135. When
registering online, look for course WOTA 715J.

------------------------
Koinonia Preaching Festival
------------------------
During Wednesday Community Chapel on April 30th, our school will be
holding the Koinonia Preaching Festival for graduating seniors. This

is an opportunity to hear homilies from some of our own students
before they graduate and begin preaching in congregations of their
own. There is a small monetary prize awarded by the First
Congregational Church and Society of Rindge, New Hampshire.

If you are interested in participating, you must be a
M.Div. student and a senior who is graduating in the Spring ('08) or

will be completing your course work next Fall.

There will be a round of preliminaries on April 22nd
from 1:00pm-2:30 and on April 23rd from 2:00pm to 3:00. It is from
these groups that the finalists will be chosen for April 30th. If
you would like to participate you need to sign up for one of these
two time slots with either Burns or myself.

Once you are signed up, prepare a ten-minute sermon for
your round of judging. It can be new or a sermon that you have used
in the past. This will not be the sermon that you present on the
30,th if you become one of the folks offering messages on that day.

From this first round, two or three candidate will be chosen to
offer five to eight minute homilies at the end of April.

Contact me or Burns with questions.
Peace and blessings. Take Care - Ned

Please contact Ned at nparker@ants.edu

------------------------
Library notice
------------------------
Library schedule Easter Week:
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday closed

Library schedule Spring Break Week:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00-10:00 p.m.

------------------------
Chapel News (March 16-22)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (March17,18&19) will
be offered by:
Monday: Charlie Nichols
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Eric Wasileski
Thursday: BREAK (No morning Worship)
Friday: BREAK (No Morning Worship)

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 Peace Week, Prof. Valerie Dixon 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.

Due to Spring Break there will be no worship in either the UUCANS or
BSF tradition on Thursday.

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.

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
------------------------
Interested in a REIKI fellowship?
Let's gather in the dining hall on Tuesday, April 8 at
5:30. Look for the table by the windows (west wall)
with the card that says REIKI Fellowship.
Bring your ideas and experiences of: Who are we
together as a fellowship? What do we offer each other
and the greater ANTS community?
Thank you for your energy and interest!
Love and Light,
Sandy (fulajoy@hotmail.com)

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Hot courses for a Cool Summer

The Art of Theological Reflection- Richard Dickey-CMFE734/834J
NEW -Ethics in Literature-This course will read both classical and
contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.
Valerie Dixon ETHI767/867J
God At Work-Nimi Wariboko- ETHI785J
Justice Matters-.Nancy Nienhuis -INTE602J
Heroic Traditions in the Bible-GregMobley -OLDT654J
Grounded in God-MargaretBenefiel -PSYF778J
Recovery from Bereavement-J. Earl Thompson,Jr.- PSYP648/848J
Worship & The Arts Summer Institute-"Hearts Ablaze"-Ellen
Oak-WOTA715J
Writing From the Soul-Bonita S. Penfold-WOTA760J
NEW-The Bible of Hollywood- Briallen Hopper WOTA 728J
Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation- Jeff Jones- CMLE759J-EL
Introduction to Christian Ethics:Principles and Virtues-James
Gubbins-ETHI640J-EL
Be Not Afraid:Introducing the Academic Study of the
Bible-GregMobley-OLDT515J-EL

To learn more, visit
http://www.ants.edu/courses/schedule/category/summer-2008/

SUMMER 2008 REGISTRATION

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School, Attn: Registrar, 210 Herrick Road,
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Registration dates are: March 24- April 11
Late Fee applicable after April 11
Add/Drop deadline: First day of class

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship brings Other Sheep to Andover Newton @ 3 p.m.,
Sat., April 5
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton will host Other Sheep at:

3 p.m., Saturday, April 5
(followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.)
in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Executive Director Steve Parelli and his
life-partner and Africa Ministry Coordinator Jose Ortiz will offer a
presentation on their 2007 six-week summer ministry to Christian (and a
few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at BBagby@ants.edu or 713-829-1200.

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show
------------------------
Get ready!!!!!!

What? When? Where?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are
invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 7)

1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form
(get one from Joy or in the front lobby of the
Meetinghouse)

2.Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces
(securely framed and ready to be hung) to the
Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby)
or to Joy.

or

3.Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com and set up a time
to deliver your pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

------------------------
The Hispanic Summer Program
------------------------
The following information has been sent to us from the Director of The
Hispanic Summer Program. Our own Prof. Ben Valentin will be teaching
there this summer:

For our upcoming Summer Program at the University of St. Mary of the
Lake/Mundelein Seminary <http://www.usml.edu> (in Mundelein, IL, June
28-July 11, 2008), *we still have a few slots available for full-time,
master-level, Hispanic students doing theological or similar studies.*
$275
for full-time Masters students -- or higher -- of our sponsoring
institutions <http://www.hispanicsummerprogram.org/sponsors.html>
(including
tuition, matriculation, room & board for 13 days/nights, AND round-trip
air
ticket, too!). $550 for students of non-sponsoring institutions, non
full-time students, and Continuing Education (including tuition,
matriculation, room & board for 13 days/nights, but NOT the
transportation
to/from Illinois).

We also have SIX slots still available for non-Hispanic Faculty of our
sponsoring institutions to attend our Seminar *Through Hispanic
Eyes*<http://www.hispanicsummerprogram.org/eyes.html>,
which will be held this year from July 6-9, 2008, also in Mundelein
Seminary, Mundelein, IL.

Our Governing Board has set strict limits on the number of students we
can
admit overall (as well as non-degree students, students from
non-sponsoring
institutions, non full-time students, non-Hispanic students &
Continuing
Education candidates). At this point, we have *already admitted the
maximum
10%* Continuing Education, as well as *the maximum 10%* non-Hispanic
students allotted -- and have a long waitlist (already closed) of
Continuing
Education & non-Hispanic students in case one of the admitted decides
not to
come.

If you are a full-time master-level (or higher) Hispanic student in
theological and/or religious studies, please submit your paperwork
ASAP.
OTHERWISE, please apply early for our 2009 Program (June 13-26 at
Perkins
School of Theology in Texas). Check our
website<http://hispanicsummerprogram.org>as early as November 2008,
when the applications materials should be posted
online.

------------------------
Bookstore hours for Thursday and Friday
------------------------
On Thursday, March 20 the bookstore will close at 4:30 pm and remain
closed for Good Friday, March 21. Regular hours resume Monday, March
24: 9-6 pm Mon-Thurs., 9-4 Friday. Easter Blessings to all.

------------------------
Summer Justice Matters Civil Rights Course
------------------------
I've been receiving some questions about the summer version of Justice
Matters. First, the complete cost for the trip (excluding round-trip
airfare to Atlanta and tuition) is $500. That fee covers your meals,
sleeping accommodations, entrance fees into all museums, etc., and so
forth. The only money you'll need is for extras you may want. Everyone
will make their own reservations to Atlanta and back. The Unitarian
Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) staff will have all our flight
info (they will ask all participants to arrive within a certain window
of time) and they will pick us up at the airport as we arrive. Second,
this trip is open to people of all denominations. Members of the class
will be on the trip with people from all over the United States and from
various denominations. The only time we as a class will be apart from
other members of the group is in the evenings when we break out to
discuss the day. In our lodging, travel, and everything else we will be
mixed in with the larger group. Third, last year we never slept on the
floor--always in beds. We had a couple nights in a youth hostel and all
the rest were in hotels. We had people as old as 70 on the trip and the
organizers are very good about making appropriate accommodations for
people so that shouldn't be an issue. You can let them know directly
about any accommodations you may need.

Their web site is: http://www.uusc.org/info/article121004.html
Remember, you have to apply to the UUSC directly and be accepted on that
trip to take this course (and you'll pay the $500 directly to them.).
They are holding 20 spots for Andover Newton participants so space is
limited. If you have other questions or concerns please email me
directly at nnienhuis@ants.edu.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students
Faculty of Theology

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
10 free tickets for concert by Jetro da Silva
------------------------
10 free tickets available at the ANTS bookstore
( $2 if purchased on the day of the event)

A Brazilian Cushite and Strings
Directed by Jetro da Silva

A TRIBUTE TO AFRO-BRAZILIAN MUSIC

TUESDAY
March 25th at 8:15
Berklee Performance Center

Featuring Jetro da Silva on vocals, Terri Lyne Carrington on drums;
Winston Maccow on bass; Ron Mahdi on bass; Kevin Barry on guitar;
special guest drummer John Blackwell., the Berklee String Orchestra
conducted by Eugene Friesen many others.

Monday, March 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 17, 2008

In this message:

- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- Commencement Committee announcement
- Koinonia Preaching Festival
- Upcoming ESF Events -- March 18th!
- Chapel News (March 16-22)
- Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
- From the Registrar's office
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Andover Newton Community Art Show
- The Hispanic Summer Program
- Lost power adapter
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur
- Peace Week
- 10 free tickets for concert by Jetro da Silva


------------------------
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Tuesday,
April 15th!

From 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Meetinghouse, he will be offering a workshop
"Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones for Worship" on the challenges and
opportunities of using music in worship.

From 7:00 - 9:00 pm that evening, there will be a 'Big Sing' with him
in the Wilson Chapel - a great way to wrap up ANTS Community Day!

A $5 donation is requested for each event; ANTS students are free.
Please contact Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty Office (ext. 228) to
register your name for the workshop.

------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
Commencement Committee announcement
------------------------
The Commencement Committee is pleased to announce that Nancy Nienhuis
has been selected by members of the Senior Class to be this years
Baccalaureate speaker. We thank all the graduating seniors who provided
nominations and suggestions. Nancy was the clear choice among members
of the senior class and we are thrilled that she has very humbly
accepted our invitation to speak. Nancy will use Isaiah 58:6-12 as her
scripture passage and her theme will be around justice in a pluralistic
society. Please join us in congratulating Nancy and mark your calendars
for Friday, May 16 at 7pm for the Baccalaureate.

------------------------
Koinonia Preaching Festival
------------------------
During Wednesday Community Chapel on April 30th, our school will be
holding the Koinonia Preaching Festival for graduating seniors. This

is an opportunity to hear homilies from some of our own students
before they graduate and begin preaching in congregations of their
own. There is a small monetary prize awarded by the First
Congregational Church and Society of Rindge, New Hampshire.

If you are interested in participating, you must be a
M.Div. student and a senior who is graduating in the Spring ('08) or

will be completing your course work next Fall.

There will be a round of preliminaries on April 22nd
from 1:00pm-2:30 and on April 23rd from 2:00pm to 3:00. It is from
these groups that the finalists will be chosen for April 30th. If
you would like to participate you need to sign up for one of these
two time slots with either Burns or myself.

Once you are signed up, prepare a ten-minute sermon for
your round of judging. It can be new or a sermon that you have used
in the past. This will not be the sermon that you present on the
30,th if you become one of the folks offering messages on that day.

From this first round, two or three candidate will be chosen to
offer five to eight minute homilies at the end of April.

Contact me or Burns with questions.
Peace and blessings. Take Care - Ned

------------------------
Upcoming ESF Events -- March 18th!
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, March 18th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, March 18th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Richard M.
Simpson, Rector of St. Francis, Holden, and Chair of the Commission of
Ministry for the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All
are welcome.

------------------------
Chapel News (March 16-22)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (March17,18&19) will
be offered by:
Monday: Charlie Nichols
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Eric Wasileski
Thursday: BREAK (No morning Worship)
Friday: BREAK (No Morning Worship)

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 Peace Week, Prof. Valerie Dixon 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.

Due to Spring Break there will be no worship in either the UUCANS or
BSF tradition on Thursday.

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.

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship (Updated)
------------------------
Interested in a REIKI fellowship?
Let's gather in the dining hall on Tuesday, April 8 at
5:30. Look for the table by the windows (west wall)
with the card that says REIKI Fellowship.
Bring your ideas and experiences of: Who are we
together as a fellowship? What do we offer each other
and the greater ANTS community?
Thank you for your energy and interest!
Love and Light,
Sandy (fulajoy@hotmail.com)

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Hot courses for a Cool Summer

The Art of Theological Reflection- Richard Dickey-CMFE734/834J
NEW -Ethics in Literature-This course will read both classical and
contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.
Valerie Dixon ETHI767/867J
God At Work-Nimi Wariboko- ETHI785J
Justice Matters-.Nancy Nienhuis -INTE602J
Heroic Traditions in the Bible-GregMobley -OLDT654J
Grounded in God-MargaretBenefiel -PSYF778J
Recovery from Bereavement-J. Earl Thompson,Jr.- PSYP648/848J
Worship & The Arts Summer Institute-"Hearts Ablaze"-Ellen
Oak-WOTA715J
Writing From the Soul-Bonita S. Penfold-WOTA760J
NEW-The Bible of Hollywood- Briallen Hopper WOTA 728J
Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation- Jeff Jones- CMLE759J-EL
Introduction to Christian Ethics:Principles and Virtues-James
Gubbins-ETHI640J-EL
Be Not Afraid:Introducing the Academic Study of the
Bible-GregMobley-OLDT515J-EL

To learn more, visit
http://www.ants.edu/courses/schedule/category/summer-2008/

SUMMER 2008 REGISTRATION

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School, Attn: Registrar, 210 Herrick Road,
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Registration dates are: March 24- April 11
Late Fee applicable after April 11
Add/Drop deadline: First day of class

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@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

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show
------------------------
Get ready!!!!!!

What? When? Where?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are
invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 7)

1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form
(get one from Joy or in the front lobby of the
Meetinghouse)

2.Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces
(securely framed and ready to be hung) to the
Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby)
or to Joy.

or

3.Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com and set up a time
to deliver your pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

------------------------
The Hispanic Summer Program
------------------------
The following information has been sent to us from the Director of The
Hispanic Summer Program. Our own Prof. Ben Valentin will be teaching
there this summer:

For our upcoming Summer Program at the University of St. Mary of the
Lake/Mundelein Seminary <http://www.usml.edu> (in Mundelein, IL, June
28-July 11, 2008), *we still have a few slots available for full-time,
master-level, Hispanic students doing theological or similar studies.*
$275
for full-time Masters students -- or higher -- of our sponsoring
institutions <http://www.hispanicsummerprogram.org/sponsors.html>
(including
tuition, matriculation, room & board for 13 days/nights, AND round-trip
air
ticket, too!). $550 for students of non-sponsoring institutions, non
full-time students, and Continuing Education (including tuition,
matriculation, room & board for 13 days/nights, but NOT the
transportation
to/from Illinois).

We also have SIX slots still available for non-Hispanic Faculty of our
sponsoring institutions to attend our Seminar *Through Hispanic
Eyes*<http://www.hispanicsummerprogram.org/eyes.html>,
which will be held this year from July 6-9, 2008, also in Mundelein
Seminary, Mundelein, IL.

Our Governing Board has set strict limits on the number of students we
can
admit overall (as well as non-degree students, students from
non-sponsoring
institutions, non full-time students, non-Hispanic students &
Continuing
Education candidates). At this point, we have *already admitted the
maximum
10%* Continuing Education, as well as *the maximum 10%* non-Hispanic
students allotted -- and have a long waitlist (already closed) of
Continuing
Education & non-Hispanic students in case one of the admitted decides
not to
come.

If you are a full-time master-level (or higher) Hispanic student in
theological and/or religious studies, please submit your paperwork
ASAP.
OTHERWISE, please apply early for our 2009 Program (June 13-26 at
Perkins
School of Theology in Texas). Check our
website<http://hispanicsummerprogram.org>as early as November 2008,
when the applications materials should be posted
online.

------------------------
Lost power adapter
------------------------
Did anyone find a Dell laptop power adapter in Davis 201 Thursday or
Friday? If so, could you please contact me at tobrien@ants.edu

Thanks,

peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur
------------------------
All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM on Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist is
a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the powerful
music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's Millennial
Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of poverty by
2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our special guest,
Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7 PM. There will be
an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from the God" in full,
and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur and the work of My
Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
10 free tickets for concert by Jetro da Silva
------------------------
10 free tickets available at the ANTS bookstore
( $2 if purchased on the day of the event)

A Brazilian Cushite and Strings
Directed by Jetro da Silva

A TRIBUTE TO AFRO-BRAZILIAN MUSIC

TUESDAY
March 25th at 8:15
Berklee Performance Center

Featuring Jetro da Silva on vocals, Terri Lyne Carrington on drums;
Winston Maccow on bass; Ron Mahdi on bass; Kevin Barry on guitar;
special guest drummer John Blackwell., the Berklee String Orchestra
conducted by Eugene Friesen many others.

Friday, March 14, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 14, 2008

In this message:

- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- SA Special Election - Treasurer
- Wish List for Gala Giving!
- Town Hall Minutes
- Chapel News (March 9-15)
- Reiki Fellowship
- Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Andover Newton Community Art Show
- Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
- Organist Needed May 4
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur
- Peace Week
- 10 free tickets for concert by Jetro da Silva


------------------------
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Tuesday,
April 15th!

From 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Meetinghouse, he will be offering a workshop
"Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones for Worship" on the challenges and
opportunities of using music in worship.

From 7:00 - 9:00 pm that evening, there will be a 'Big Sing' with him
in the Wilson Chapel - a great way to wrap up ANTS Community Day!

A $5 donation is requested for each event; ANTS students are free.
Please contact Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty Office (ext. 228) to
register your name for the workshop.

------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
SA Special Election - Treasurer
------------------------
This is to announce a special election to fill the position of Student
Association Treasurer for the remainder of the 2007-2008 academic year.


There is one announced candidate, Eric Wasileski, and there is a space
for write-in candidates. Please go to the website below and cast your
ballot.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=j6BZioZiFDnN3wxw5jC6mg_3d_3d


I have asked Nancy Nienhuis to have the election website open through
midnight Monday, March 17.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Wish List for Gala Giving!
------------------------
On April 24, 2008 Andover Newton is hosting a large Gala Fundraiser as
part of our 200th anniversary celebrations. I've been asked to give the
coordinating committee ideas about things people might buy for Andover
Newton that would make students' lives here easier. The committee plans
to have "Giving Trees" at the Gala, upon which will be hung various
items we are hoping for here. Some of the recommendations I've received
thus far include furniture and kitchen items for various residence halls
and for Upper Noyes, a swing set for Herrick House, and so forth. If
you have an idea for something please email me ASAP.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Town Hall Minutes
------------------------
The minutes from the Town Hall Meeting with the Deans is now available
for downloading. Please check the SA Connect page for the information.

------------------------
Chapel News (March 9-15)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 3-7) will
be offered by:
Monday: Julianna Donofrio
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Kurt Walker

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. Dr. Gary Simpson 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 offering a joint
worship on Thursday, March 13th. Offering the message will be Bill
Schultz, Executive Director of Amnesty International and the former
president of the UUA. Please note: this event will begin at 12:30, a
half hour earlier than usual.

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.

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship
------------------------
Are you interested in meeting other ANTS students who
share an interest in alternative healing? Reiki is one
of many ways to give and receive energy.

If you would like to gather together to share our
common connection of healing with energy, please
contact Sandy Kindt at fulajoy@hotmail.com

------------------------
Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
You are invited to join Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj and his class, "North
American
Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey", on a field trip to
Northfield, MA on April 9, 2008. If you are interested, please contact
Dr.
Jeyaraj, DJeyaraj@ants.edu.

Northfield is the hometown of Dwight L. Moody, 19th century evangelist.
In
Northfield, he founded the Northfield Seminary (later the Northfield
School
for Girls) and the Mount Hermon Massachusetts School for Boys.

The Mount Hermon School for Boys was the site of Moody's "College
Students'
Summer School for Bible Study". At the July 1886 Summer School, the
Student
Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (SVM) was founded by the
"Mount
Hermon Hundred"; 100 students who dedicated themselves to foreign
missions.
The SVM, in turn, led to the creation of the World's Student Christian
Federation (WSCF) in August 1895.

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

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show
------------------------
Get ready!!!!!!

What? When? Where?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are
invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 7)

1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form
(get one from Joy or in the front lobby of the
Meetinghouse)

2.Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces
(securely framed and ready to be hung) to the
Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby)
or to Joy.

or

3.Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com and set up a time
to deliver your pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

------------------------
Student Association Bicentennial T-Shirts & Water Bottles
------------------------
Just a reminder that if you haven't already gotten them, the Student
Association has the 2nd Bicentennial T-shirts and Water Bottles for all
new and returning students, faculty and staff. The T-shirts come with
long-sleeves or short-sleeves in men's sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL.
Please come by the Student Association Office in the Student Lounge in
Sturtevant to get one. We also have a few T-shirts left from last year.

Our office hours are:
Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eric Wasileski (SA Treasurer)
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - Noon Tempest Brevard(SA Secretary)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Kurt Walker (Student Life Committee
Chair)
Thursday: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Len Hayward (SA President)
Friday: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Jason Boyd (SA Vice President)

If you can't come by during these, then please email SA@ants.edu, with
your name and phone number to make an appointment.

------------------------
Organist Needed May 4
------------------------
The organist at Avon Baptist Church in Avon, MA is looking for an
organist to cover for him on May 4th. His usual avenues have provided no
results this time. If you play the organ and might like a chance to make
$150, please contact Tom Hoisington. He can be reached by phone at
508-584-3148 His email address is thhssh@comcast.net.

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur
------------------------
All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM on Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist is
a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the powerful
music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's Millennial
Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of poverty by
2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our special guest,
Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7 PM. There will be
an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from the God" in full,
and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur and the work of My
Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
10 free tickets for concert by Jetro da Silva
------------------------
10 free tickets available at the ANTS bookstore
( $2 if purchased on the day of the event)

A Brazilian Cushite and Strings
Directed by Jetro da Silva

A TRIBUTE TO AFRO-BRAZILIAN MUSIC

TUESDAY
March 25th at 8:15
Berklee Performance Center

Featuring Jetro da Silva on vocals, Terri Lyne Carrington on drums;
Winston Maccow on bass; Ron Mahdi on bass; Kevin Barry on guitar;
special guest drummer John Blackwell., the Berklee String Orchestra
conducted by Eugene Friesen many others.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 13, 2008

In this message:

- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- SA Special Election - Treasurer
- Wish List for Gala Giving!
- Town Hall Minutes
- Chapel News (March 9-15)
- Reiki Fellowship
- Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Andover Newton Community Art Show
- Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
- Organist Needed May 4
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur
- Peace Week
- Yellow pages arrived


------------------------
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Tuesday,
April 15th!

From 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Meetinghouse, he will be offering a workshop
"Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones for Worship" on the challenges and
opportunities of using music in worship.

From 7:00 - 9:00 pm that evening, there will be a 'Big Sing' with him
in the Wilson Chapel - a great way to wrap up ANTS Community Day!

A $5 donation is requested for each event; ANTS students are free.
Please contact Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty Office (ext. 228) to
register your name for the workshop.

------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
SA Special Election - Treasurer
------------------------
This is to announce a special election to fill the position of Student
Association Treasurer for the remainder of the 2007-2008 academic year.


There is one announced candidate, Eric Wasileski, and there is a space
for write-in candidates. Please go to the website below and cast your
ballot.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=j6BZioZiFDnN3wxw5jC6mg_3d_3d


I have asked Nancy Nienhuis to have the election website open through
midnight Monday, March 17.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Wish List for Gala Giving!
------------------------
On April 24, 2008 Andover Newton is hosting a large Gala Fundraiser as
part of our 200th anniversary celebrations. I've been asked to give the
coordinating committee ideas about things people might buy for Andover
Newton that would make students' lives here easier. The committee plans
to have "Giving Trees" at the Gala, upon which will be hung various
items we are hoping for here. Some of the recommendations I've received
thus far include furniture and kitchen items for various residence halls
and for Upper Noyes, a swing set for Herrick House, and so forth. If
you have an idea for something please email me ASAP.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Town Hall Minutes
------------------------
The minutes from the Town Hall Meeting with the Deans is now available
for downloading. Please check the SA Connect page for the information.

------------------------
Chapel News (March 9-15)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 3-7) will
be offered by:
Monday: Julianna Donofrio
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Kurt Walker

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. Dr. Gary Simpson 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 offering a joint
worship on Thursday, March 13th. Offering the message will be Bill
Schultz, Executive Director of Amnesty International and the former
president of the UUA. Please note: this event will begin at 12:30, a
half hour earlier than usual.

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.

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship
------------------------
Are you interested in meeting other ANTS students who
share an interest in alternative healing? Reiki is one
of many ways to give and receive energy.

If you would like to gather together to share our
common connection of healing with energy, please
contact Sandy Kindt at fulajoy@hotmail.com

------------------------
Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
You are invited to join Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj and his class, "North
American
Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey", on a field trip to
Northfield, MA on April 9, 2008. If you are interested, please contact
Dr.
Jeyaraj, DJeyaraj@ants.edu.

Northfield is the hometown of Dwight L. Moody, 19th century evangelist.
In
Northfield, he founded the Northfield Seminary (later the Northfield
School
for Girls) and the Mount Hermon Massachusetts School for Boys.

The Mount Hermon School for Boys was the site of Moody's "College
Students'
Summer School for Bible Study". At the July 1886 Summer School, the
Student
Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (SVM) was founded by the
"Mount
Hermon Hundred"; 100 students who dedicated themselves to foreign
missions.
The SVM, in turn, led to the creation of the World's Student Christian
Federation (WSCF) in August 1895.

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

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show
------------------------
Get ready!!!!!!

What? When? Where?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are
invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 7)

1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form
(get one from Joy or in the front lobby of the
Meetinghouse)

2.Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces
(securely framed and ready to be hung) to the
Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby)
or to Joy.

or

3.Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com and set up a time
to deliver your pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

------------------------
Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
------------------------
Is your church in the midst of wrestling with whether to become open
and affirming, or whether to join the Association of Welcoming and
Affirming Baptists, or whatever term your denomination may use? If so I
would like to hear from you. I am part of a committee of the
Interreligious Centre on Public Life (a joint Andover Newton and Hebrew
College entity) planning a June conference on human sexuality. We would
like to extend a special invitation to the conference to those church
bodies that may be struggling with how to respond to this issue. Please
contact me if your church or some other church about which you know is
in this situation now.

Thank you,

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

------------------------
Organist Needed May 4
------------------------
The organist at Avon Baptist Church in Avon, MA is looking for an
organist to cover for him on May 4th. His usual avenues have provided no
results this time. If you play the organ and might like a chance to make
$150, please contact Tom Hoisington. He can be reached by phone at
508-584-3148 His email address is thhssh@comcast.net.

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur
------------------------
All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM on Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist is
a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the powerful
music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's Millennial
Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of poverty by
2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our special guest,
Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7 PM. There will be
an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from the God" in full,
and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur and the work of My
Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
Yellow pages arrived
------------------------
Anyone who wants a 2008 yellow pages for the Boston Area or
Newton/Wellesley/Needham Area can come get one in Dabney. They are at
the front desk.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- Wish List for Gala Giving!
- Greetings From Calob Rundell in Iraq
- Chapel News (March 9-15)
- Reiki Fellowship
- Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Andover Newton Community Art Show
- Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
- Thursday March 13 worship and discussion - William F. Schultz
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur
- Peace Week
- Yellow pages arrived
- JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
Wish List for Gala Giving!
------------------------
On April 24, 2008 Andover Newton is hosting a large Gala Fundraiser as
part of our 200th anniversary celebrations. I've been asked to give the
coordinating committee ideas about things people might buy for Andover
Newton that would make students' lives here easier. The committee plans
to have "Giving Trees" at the Gala, upon which will be hung various
items we are hoping for here. Some of the recommendations I've received
thus far include furniture and kitchen items for various residence halls
and for Upper Noyes, a swing set for Herrick House, and so forth. If
you have an idea for something please email me ASAP.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


------------------------
Greetings From Calob Rundell in Iraq
------------------------
Word up from the Baghdad area;

Everything here continues to go as good as can be expected for myself
and my squad. So far for the deployment no bombs or bullets have been
sent our way. Boredom is the main consumer of our time now. I've
become extremely good at Guitar Hero but am making no progress at Halo
3. I'm leading a new team and truck in the squad now. I'll be going
on two weeks of leave at the end of March and Sara and I will be
spending a few days in San Juan. The march to 120 degree heat has
begun, its already getting to 90.
Thanks for everything;

Calob Rundell
calob.rundell@us.army.mil

www.calobrundell.com


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

------------------------
Chapel News (March 9-15)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 3-7) will
be offered by:
Monday: Julianna Donofrio
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Kurt Walker

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. Dr. Gary Simpson 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 offering a joint
worship on Thursday, March 13th. Offering the message will be Bill
Schultz, Executive Director of Amnesty International and the former
president of the UUA. Please note: this event will begin at 12:30, a
half hour earlier than usual.

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.

------------------------
Reiki Fellowship
------------------------
Are you interested in meeting other ANTS students who
share an interest in alternative healing? Reiki is one
of many ways to give and receive energy.

If you would like to gather together to share our
common connection of healing with energy, please
contact Sandy Kindt at fulajoy@hotmail.com

------------------------
Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
You are invited to join Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj and his class, "North
American
Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey", on a field trip to
Northfield, MA on April 9, 2008. If you are interested, please contact
Dr.
Jeyaraj, DJeyaraj@ants.edu.

Northfield is the hometown of Dwight L. Moody, 19th century evangelist.
In
Northfield, he founded the Northfield Seminary (later the Northfield
School
for Girls) and the Mount Hermon Massachusetts School for Boys.

The Mount Hermon School for Boys was the site of Moody's "College
Students'
Summer School for Bible Study". At the July 1886 Summer School, the
Student
Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (SVM) was founded by the
"Mount
Hermon Hundred"; 100 students who dedicated themselves to foreign
missions.
The SVM, in turn, led to the creation of the World's Student Christian
Federation (WSCF) in August 1895.

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

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show
------------------------
Get ready!!!!!!

What? When? Where?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are
invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 7)

1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form
(get one from Joy or in the front lobby of the
Meetinghouse)

2.Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces
(securely framed and ready to be hung) to the
Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby)
or to Joy.

or

3.Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com and set up a time
to deliver your pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

------------------------
Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
------------------------
Is your church in the midst of wrestling with whether to become open
and affirming, or whether to join the Association of Welcoming and
Affirming Baptists, or whatever term your denomination may use? If so I
would like to hear from you. I am part of a committee of the
Interreligious Centre on Public Life (a joint Andover Newton and Hebrew
College entity) planning a June conference on human sexuality. We would
like to extend a special invitation to the conference to those church
bodies that may be struggling with how to respond to this issue. Please
contact me if your church or some other church about which you know is
in this situation now.

Thank you,

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

------------------------
Thursday March 13 worship and discussion - William F. Schultz
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday in Wilson
Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your colleagues for a
peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

PLEASE NOTE that the upcoming service on March 13 will START AT 12:30
to provide time for discussion after worship.

The March 13 service is hosted by UUCANS and the Black Student
Fellowship. We are pleased to welcome Dr. William F. Schultz, a past
president of the Unitarian Universalist Association and former
executive director of Amnesty International USA. His presentation is
titled "Bread of Course, But Why Roses?" and will address the
relationship of justice to beauty.

In conjunction with the War, Madness and Delusion exhibit currently
taking place on the Andover Newton campus, Dr. Schultz - along with
exhibiting artists - will participate in a feedback session with the
audience discussing the complexities of war and the challenge of
peacemaking in today's world.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz and exhibiting artists)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : Black Student Fellowship
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : Black Student Fellowship

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

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur
------------------------
All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM on Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist is
a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the powerful
music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's Millennial
Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of poverty by
2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our special guest,
Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7 PM. There will be
an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from the God" in full,
and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur and the work of My
Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
Yellow pages arrived
------------------------
Anyone who wants a 2008 yellow pages for the Boston Area or
Newton/Wellesley/Needham Area can come get one in Dabney. They are at
the front desk.

------------------------
JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is sponsoring a trip on Thursday, March 13th, to
the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a personal tour by the curator of a new
exhibit of Muslim Kufic Art, beautiful calligraphy of the Quar'an. Our
bus
will leave at 5 p.m. from the main entrance of Hebrew College, and
return
about 8 p.m. We'll have some time after the presentation to review the
art
on our own. Free of charge including museum admission. Please let us
know if
you're attending, so we can plan: for ANTS, pls. email Joy Fallon at
fallonjoy@gmail.com; at HC, email Lisa Barrett at
lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk.

The MFA explains: "Kufic Korans," on display in the Islamic Corridor,
features a broad range of visual cultures, from Egypt to Iran, united
by an
appreciation for beautiful Arabic text. Calligraphy serves many
purposes in
Islamic art, from conveying meaning to acting as decoration, and its
importance began in the early days of Islam, when Muslims believe that
God
first revealed the Koran to Muhammad. The Koran is the holy text and
foundation of Islam, and skilled calligraphers throughout centuries
have
strived to make the text itself beautiful."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 11, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- Wish List for Gala Giving!
- Greetings From Calob Rundell in Iraq
- Chapel News (March 9-15)
- UUCANS Lunch Gathering
- Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Andover Newton Community Art Show
- Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
- Thursday March 13 worship and discussion - William F. Schultz
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur
- Peace Week
- Yellow pages arrived
- JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?
How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?
A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.
Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

Experience one full day of interactive dialogue with current writers
and proponents of this view of the saving work of Christ! With ANTS
professor Mark Heim, J. Denny Weaver, Tony Bartlett, Sharon Baker and
Michael Hardin.

For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. Sign up early for a $5 boxed lunch
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
Wish List for Gala Giving!
------------------------
On April 24, 2008 Andover Newton is hosting a large Gala Fundraiser as
part of our 200th anniversary celebrations. I've been asked to give the
coordinating committee ideas about things people might buy for Andover
Newton that would make students' lives here easier. The committee plans
to have "Giving Trees" at the Gala, upon which will be hung various
items we are hoping for here. Some of the recommendations I've received
thus far include furniture and kitchen items for various residence halls
and for Upper Noyes, a swing set for Herrick House, and so forth. If
you have an idea for something please email me ASAP.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


------------------------
Greetings From Calob Rundell in Iraq
------------------------
Word up from the Baghdad area;

Everything here continues to go as good as can be expected for myself
and my squad. So far for the deployment no bombs or bullets have been
sent our way. Boredom is the main consumer of our time now. I've
become extremely good at Guitar Hero but am making no progress at Halo
3. I'm leading a new team and truck in the squad now. I'll be going
on two weeks of leave at the end of March and Sara and I will be
spending a few days in San Juan. The march to 120 degree heat has
begun, its already getting to 90.
Thanks for everything;

Calob Rundell
calob.rundell@us.army.mil

www.calobrundell.com


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

------------------------
Chapel News (March 9-15)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 3-7) will
be offered by:
Monday: Julianna Donofrio
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Kurt Walker

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. Dr. Gary Simpson 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 offering a joint
worship on Thursday, March 13th. Offering the message will be Bill
Schultz, Executive Director of Amnesty International and the former
president of the UUA. Please note: this event will begin at 12:30, a
half hour earlier than usual.

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.

------------------------
UUCANS Lunch Gathering
------------------------
UUCANS Lunch Gathering in Upper Noyes on Wednesday March 12th
12:00-1:30 PM. All are welcome.

------------------------
Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
You are invited to join Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj and his class, "North
American
Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey", on a field trip to
Northfield, MA on April 9, 2008. If you are interested, please contact
Dr.
Jeyaraj, DJeyaraj@ants.edu.

Northfield is the hometown of Dwight L. Moody, 19th century evangelist.
In
Northfield, he founded the Northfield Seminary (later the Northfield
School
for Girls) and the Mount Hermon Massachusetts School for Boys.

The Mount Hermon School for Boys was the site of Moody's "College
Students'
Summer School for Bible Study". At the July 1886 Summer School, the
Student
Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (SVM) was founded by the
"Mount
Hermon Hundred"; 100 students who dedicated themselves to foreign
missions.
The SVM, in turn, led to the creation of the World's Student Christian
Federation (WSCF) in August 1895.

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

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show
------------------------
Get ready!!!!!!

What? When? Where?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are
invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 7)

1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form
(get one from Joy or in the front lobby of the
Meetinghouse)

2.Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces
(securely framed and ready to be hung) to the
Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby)
or to Joy.

or

3.Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com and set up a time
to deliver your pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

------------------------
Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
------------------------
Is your church in the midst of wrestling with whether to become open
and affirming, or whether to join the Association of Welcoming and
Affirming Baptists, or whatever term your denomination may use? If so I
would like to hear from you. I am part of a committee of the
Interreligious Centre on Public Life (a joint Andover Newton and Hebrew
College entity) planning a June conference on human sexuality. We would
like to extend a special invitation to the conference to those church
bodies that may be struggling with how to respond to this issue. Please
contact me if your church or some other church about which you know is
in this situation now.

Thank you,

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

------------------------
Thursday March 13 worship and discussion - William F. Schultz
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday in Wilson
Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your colleagues for a
peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

PLEASE NOTE that the upcoming service on March 13 will START AT 12:30
to provide time for discussion after worship.

The March 13 service is hosted by UUCANS and the Black Student
Fellowship. We are pleased to welcome Dr. William F. Schultz, a past
president of the Unitarian Universalist Association and former
executive director of Amnesty International USA. His presentation is
titled "Bread of Course, But Why Roses?" and will address the
relationship of justice to beauty.

In conjunction with the War, Madness and Delusion exhibit currently
taking place on the Andover Newton campus, Dr. Schultz - along with
exhibiting artists - will participate in a feedback session with the
audience discussing the complexities of war and the challenge of
peacemaking in today's world.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz and exhibiting artists)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : Black Student Fellowship
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : Black Student Fellowship

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

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur
------------------------
All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM on Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist is
a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the powerful
music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's Millennial
Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of poverty by
2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our special guest,
Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7 PM. There will be
an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from the God" in full,
and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur and the work of My
Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
Yellow pages arrived
------------------------
Anyone who wants a 2008 yellow pages for the Boston Area or
Newton/Wellesley/Needham Area can come get one in Dabney. They are at
the front desk.

------------------------
JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is sponsoring a trip on Thursday, March 13th, to
the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a personal tour by the curator of a new
exhibit of Muslim Kufic Art, beautiful calligraphy of the Quar'an. Our
bus
will leave at 5 p.m. from the main entrance of Hebrew College, and
return
about 8 p.m. We'll have some time after the presentation to review the
art
on our own. Free of charge including museum admission. Please let us
know if
you're attending, so we can plan: for ANTS, pls. email Joy Fallon at
fallonjoy@gmail.com; at HC, email Lisa Barrett at
lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk.

The MFA explains: "Kufic Korans," on display in the Islamic Corridor,
features a broad range of visual cultures, from Egypt to Iran, united
by an
appreciation for beautiful Arabic text. Calligraphy serves many
purposes in
Islamic art, from conveying meaning to acting as decoration, and its
importance began in the early days of Islam, when Muslims believe that
God
first revealed the Koran to Muhammad. The Koran is the holy text and
foundation of Islam, and skilled calligraphers throughout centuries
have
strived to make the text itself beautiful."

Monday, March 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 10, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- Wish List for Gala Giving!
- Greetings From Calob Rundell in Iraq
- Chapel News (March 9-15)
- UUCANS Lunch Gathering
- Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Andover Newton Community Art Show
- Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
- Thursday March 13 worship and discussion - William F. Schultz
- ¡Habla español!
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur
- Peace Week
- Yellow pages arrived
- JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?
How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?
A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.
Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

Experience one full day of interactive dialogue with current writers
and proponents of this view of the saving work of Christ! With ANTS
professor Mark Heim, J. Denny Weaver, Tony Bartlett, Sharon Baker and
Michael Hardin.

For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. Sign up early for a $5 boxed lunch
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
Wish List for Gala Giving!
------------------------
On April 24, 2008 Andover Newton is hosting a large Gala Fundraiser as
part of our 200th anniversary celebrations. I've been asked to give the
coordinating committee ideas about things people might buy for Andover
Newton that would make students' lives here easier. The committee plans
to have "Giving Trees" at the Gala, upon which will be hung various
items we are hoping for here. Some of the recommendations I've received
thus far include furniture and kitchen items for various residence halls
and for Upper Noyes, a swing set for Herrick House, and so forth. If
you have an idea for something please email me ASAP.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


------------------------
Greetings From Calob Rundell in Iraq
------------------------
Word up from the Baghdad area;

Everything here continues to go as good as can be expected for myself
and my squad. So far for the deployment no bombs or bullets have been
sent our way. Boredom is the main consumer of our time now. I've
become extremely good at Guitar Hero but am making no progress at Halo
3. I'm leading a new team and truck in the squad now. I'll be going
on two weeks of leave at the end of March and Sara and I will be
spending a few days in San Juan. The march to 120 degree heat has
begun, its already getting to 90.
Thanks for everything;

Calob Rundell
calob.rundell@us.army.mil

www.calobrundell.com


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

------------------------
Chapel News (March 9-15)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 3-7) will
be offered by:
Monday: Julianna Donofrio
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Kurt Walker

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. Dr. Gary Simpson 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 offering a joint
worship on Thursday, March 13th. Offering the message will be Bill
Schultz, Executive Director of Amnesty International and the former
president of the UUA. Please note: this event will begin at 12:30, a
half hour earlier than usual.

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.

------------------------
UUCANS Lunch Gathering
------------------------
UUCANS Lunch Gathering in Upper Noyes on Wednesday March 12th
12:00-1:30 PM. All are welcome.

------------------------
Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
You are invited to join Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj and his class, "North
American
Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey", on a field trip to
Northfield, MA on April 9, 2008. If you are interested, please contact
Dr.
Jeyaraj, DJeyaraj@ants.edu.

Northfield is the hometown of Dwight L. Moody, 19th century evangelist.
In
Northfield, he founded the Northfield Seminary (later the Northfield
School
for Girls) and the Mount Hermon Massachusetts School for Boys.

The Mount Hermon School for Boys was the site of Moody's "College
Students'
Summer School for Bible Study". At the July 1886 Summer School, the
Student
Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (SVM) was founded by the
"Mount
Hermon Hundred"; 100 students who dedicated themselves to foreign
missions.
The SVM, in turn, led to the creation of the World's Student Christian
Federation (WSCF) in August 1895.

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

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show
------------------------
Get ready!!!!!!

What? When? Where?
How do I participate?

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

April 20-May 30 In the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are
invited to participate
All art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 7)

1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form
(get one from Joy or in the front lobby of the
Meetinghouse)

2.Bring no more than 4 of your best pieces
(securely framed and ready to be hung) to the
Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby)
or to Joy.

or

3.Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com and set up a time
to deliver your pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS at ANTS.

Questions? Email Joy at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

------------------------
Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
------------------------
Is your church in the midst of wrestling with whether to become open
and affirming, or whether to join the Association of Welcoming and
Affirming Baptists, or whatever term your denomination may use? If so I
would like to hear from you. I am part of a committee of the
Interreligious Centre on Public Life (a joint Andover Newton and Hebrew
College entity) planning a June conference on human sexuality. We would
like to extend a special invitation to the conference to those church
bodies that may be struggling with how to respond to this issue. Please
contact me if your church or some other church about which you know is
in this situation now.

Thank you,

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

------------------------
Thursday March 13 worship and discussion - William F. Schultz
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday in Wilson
Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your colleagues for a
peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

PLEASE NOTE that the upcoming service on March 13 will START AT 12:30
to provide time for discussion after worship.

The March 13 service is hosted by UUCANS and the Black Student
Fellowship. We are pleased to welcome Dr. William F. Schultz, a past
president of the Unitarian Universalist Association and former
executive director of Amnesty International USA. His presentation is
titled "Bread of Course, But Why Roses?" and will address the
relationship of justice to beauty.

In conjunction with the War, Madness and Delusion exhibit currently
taking place on the Andover Newton campus, Dr. Schultz - along with
exhibiting artists - will participate in a feedback session with the
audience discussing the complexities of war and the challenge of
peacemaking in today's world.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz and exhibiting artists)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : Black Student Fellowship
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : Black Student Fellowship

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

------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Our Tuesday meetings will continue this coming Tuesday, March 11 in the
small dining room in the cafeteria, Last week, we looked at some Bible
passages in Spanish, and plan to do so again this coming week. 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. ¡Nos vemos!

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur
------------------------
All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM on Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist is
a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the powerful
music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's Millennial
Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of poverty by
2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our special guest,
Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7 PM. There will be
an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from the God" in full,
and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur and the work of My
Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
Yellow pages arrived
------------------------
Anyone who wants a 2008 yellow pages for the Boston Area or
Newton/Wellesley/Needham Area can come get one in Dabney. They are at
the front desk.

------------------------
JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is sponsoring a trip on Thursday, March 13th, to
the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a personal tour by the curator of a new
exhibit of Muslim Kufic Art, beautiful calligraphy of the Quar'an. Our
bus
will leave at 5 p.m. from the main entrance of Hebrew College, and
return
about 8 p.m. We'll have some time after the presentation to review the
art
on our own. Free of charge including museum admission. Please let us
know if
you're attending, so we can plan: for ANTS, pls. email Joy Fallon at
fallonjoy@gmail.com; at HC, email Lisa Barrett at
lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk.

The MFA explains: "Kufic Korans," on display in the Islamic Corridor,
features a broad range of visual cultures, from Egypt to Iran, united
by an
appreciation for beautiful Arabic text. Calligraphy serves many
purposes in
Islamic art, from conveying meaning to acting as decoration, and its
importance began in the early days of Islam, when Muslims believe that
God
first revealed the Koran to Muhammad. The Koran is the holy text and
foundation of Islam, and skilled calligraphers throughout centuries
have
strived to make the text itself beautiful."

Friday, March 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 07, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- Wish List for Gala Giving!
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Chapel News (March 9-15)
- Lost/Found
- Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
- Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- ¡Habla español!
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur
- Peace Week
- 3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
- JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?
How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?
A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.
Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

Experience one full day of interactive dialogue with current writers
and proponents of this view of the saving work of Christ! With ANTS
professor Mark Heim, J. Denny Weaver, Tony Bartlett, Sharon Baker and
Michael Hardin.

For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. Sign up early for a $5 boxed lunch
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
Wish List for Gala Giving!
------------------------
On April 24, 2008 Andover Newton is hosting a large Gala Fundraiser as
part of our 200th anniversary celebrations. I've been asked to give the
coordinating committee ideas about things people might buy for Andover
Newton that would make students' lives here easier. The committee plans
to have "Giving Trees" at the Gala, upon which will be hung various
items we are hoping for here. Some of the recommendations I've received
thus far include furniture and kitchen items for various residence halls
and for Upper Noyes, a swing set for Herrick House, and so forth. If
you have an idea for something please email me ASAP.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?
------------------------
The last two information sessions for students that will be entering
into Field Education in Fall of 2008 will be held Monday, March 10th and
Wednesday, April 16th. March 10th will be in the Peck Room from
1:00-2:00pm. April 16th will be in the Greene Room from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Jen

------------------------
Chapel News (March 9-15)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (Feb. 3-7) will
be offered by:
Monday: Julianna Donofrio
Tuesday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Kurt Walker

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. Dr. Gary Simpson 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 offering a joint
worship on Thursday, March 13th. Offering the message will be Bill
Schultz, Executive Director of Amnesty International and the former
president of the UUA. Please note: this event will begin at 12:30, a
half hour earlier than usual.

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.

------------------------
Lost/Found
------------------------
A copy of Engaging the New Testament by Russ Pregeant was found in
Davis 301 after Russ's NEWT 505 class this past Wednesday. To claim it,
please contact David in the Dean's Office.

If you left a watch in the computer lab in Davis, please stop by Dabney
34 to claim it.

------------------------
Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
You are invited to join Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj and his class, "North
American
Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey", on a field trip to
Northfield, MA on April 9, 2008. If you are interested, please contact
Dr.
Jeyaraj, DJeyaraj@ants.edu.

Northfield is the hometown of Dwight L. Moody, 19th century evangelist.
In
Northfield, he founded the Northfield Seminary (later the Northfield
School
for Girls) and the Mount Hermon Massachusetts School for Boys.

The Mount Hermon School for Boys was the site of Moody's "College
Students'
Summer School for Bible Study". At the July 1886 Summer School, the
Student
Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (SVM) was founded by the
"Mount
Hermon Hundred"; 100 students who dedicated themselves to foreign
missions.
The SVM, in turn, led to the creation of the World's Student Christian
Federation (WSCF) in August 1895.

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

------------------------
Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
------------------------
Members of the Justice Matters class invite you to a panel discussion
on:

Young Adults and Church:Bridging The Gaps

Monday March 10

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Stoddard Hall

Join panel moderator and ANTS alum Darrick Jackson and a panel of young
adults from various faith traditions as we seek to learn from them:

* How they experience church
* What "church" and "worship" mean to them
* How our churches engage young adults...or not
* Ways to improve our connections to young adults

There will be time for discussion and Q & A so bring your dinner, bring
your questions, and bring a friend to this exciting event on a topic
that will need to be addressed by all future church leaders.


------------------------
Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
------------------------
Is your church in the midst of wrestling with whether to become open
and affirming, or whether to join the Association of Welcoming and
Affirming Baptists, or whatever term your denomination may use? If so I
would like to hear from you. I am part of a committee of the
Interreligious Centre on Public Life (a joint Andover Newton and Hebrew
College entity) planning a June conference on human sexuality. We would
like to extend a special invitation to the conference to those church
bodies that may be struggling with how to respond to this issue. Please
contact me if your church or some other church about which you know is
in this situation now.

Thank you,

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

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

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!

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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

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

------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Our Tuesday meetings will continue this coming Tuesday, March 11 in the
small dining room in the cafeteria, Last week, we looked at some Bible
passages in Spanish, and plan to do so again this coming week. 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. ¡Nos vemos!

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur
------------------------
All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM on Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist is
a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the powerful
music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's Millennial
Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of poverty by
2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our special guest,
Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7 PM. There will be
an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from the God" in full,
and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur and the work of My
Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
------------------------
There will be a peace vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral on March 15 from
1-3 pm. All are welcome to participate. For more information please
contact Barbara Walker at musichist8@mac.com.

------------------------
JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is sponsoring a trip on Thursday, March 13th, to
the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a personal tour by the curator of a new
exhibit of Muslim Kufic Art, beautiful calligraphy of the Quar'an. Our
bus
will leave at 5 p.m. from the main entrance of Hebrew College, and
return
about 8 p.m. We'll have some time after the presentation to review the
art
on our own. Free of charge including museum admission. Please let us
know if
you're attending, so we can plan: for ANTS, pls. email Joy Fallon at
fallonjoy@gmail.com; at HC, email Lisa Barrett at
lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk.

The MFA explains: "Kufic Korans," on display in the Islamic Corridor,
features a broad range of visual cultures, from Egypt to Iran, united
by an
appreciation for beautiful Arabic text. Calligraphy serves many
purposes in
Islamic art, from conveying meaning to acting as decoration, and its
importance began in the early days of Islam, when Muslims believe that
God
first revealed the Koran to Muhammad. The Koran is the holy text and
foundation of Islam, and skilled calligraphers throughout centuries
have
strived to make the text itself beautiful."

Thursday, March 06, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 06, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Chapel News (March 2-8)
- Adjunct Professor Allie Perry burned out of CT home
- Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
- Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- ¡Habla español!
- Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 7
- Peace Week
- 3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
- JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?
How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?
A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.
Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

Experience one full day of interactive dialogue with current writers
and proponents of this view of the saving work of Christ! With ANTS
professor Mark Heim, J. Denny Weaver, Tony Bartlett, Sharon Baker and
Michael Hardin.

For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. Sign up early for a $5 boxed lunch
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration
------------------------
What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration: Border Crossers to
Present on March 14

All are invited to a presentation by students who completed the
US-Mexico "Border Crossing" trip led by Professor Brita Gill-Austern
and Dean of Students Nancy Neinhuis during the winterim session this
past January. On Friday, March 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. in Davis 201,
as guests of the "Justice Matters" class, the group will present
their findings and impressions of their study of immigration issues at
the southern border of the United States, specifically those relating to
southern Arizona.

With the issue of immigration being one of the primary topics in the
upcoming 2008 Presidential election, this presentation promises to be
timely, informational, and provocative. The group will address
immigration from a variety of perspectives and will offer concrete
action steps to be taken to raise awareness and encourage policy reform.

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?
------------------------
The last two information sessions for students that will be entering
into Field Education in Fall of 2008 will be held Monday, March 10th and
Wednesday, April 16th. March 10th will be in the Peck Room from
1:00-2:00pm. April 16th will be in the Greene Room from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Jen

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

------------------------
Adjunct Professor Allie Perry burned out of CT home
------------------------
Word has come to the campus that popular adjunct professor Allie
Perry's home suffered significant fire damage. Fortunately, she and her
husband, Charlie Pillsbury, are OK. The fire was electrical in origin.

We call upon the entire Andover Newton to keep Allie and Charlie in
their prayers during this difficult time.

For more information, read the article in the New Haven Independent
newspaper.
Peace (House) Out

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2008/03/peace_house_out.php

New Haven Independent - CT, USA

------------------------
Field trip to Northfield, MA with Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
You are invited to join Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj and his class, "North
American
Contributions to World Christianity: A Survey", on a field trip to
Northfield, MA on April 9, 2008. If you are interested, please contact
Dr.
Jeyaraj, DJeyaraj@ants.edu.

Northfield is the hometown of Dwight L. Moody, 19th century evangelist.
In
Northfield, he founded the Northfield Seminary (later the Northfield
School
for Girls) and the Mount Hermon Massachusetts School for Boys.

The Mount Hermon School for Boys was the site of Moody's "College
Students'
Summer School for Bible Study". At the July 1886 Summer School, the
Student
Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (SVM) was founded by the
"Mount
Hermon Hundred"; 100 students who dedicated themselves to foreign
missions.
The SVM, in turn, led to the creation of the World's Student Christian
Federation (WSCF) in August 1895.

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

------------------------
Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
------------------------
Members of the Justice Matters class invite you to a panel discussion
on:

Young Adults and Church:Bridging The Gaps

Monday March 10

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Stoddard Hall

Join panel moderator and ANTS alum Darrick Jackson and a panel of young
adults from various faith traditions as we seek to learn from them:

* How they experience church
* What "church" and "worship" mean to them
* How our churches engage young adults...or not
* Ways to improve our connections to young adults

There will be time for discussion and Q & A so bring your dinner, bring
your questions, and bring a friend to this exciting event on a topic
that will need to be addressed by all future church leaders.


------------------------
Is your church in the ONA/W&A process?
------------------------
Is your church in the midst of wrestling with whether to become open
and affirming, or whether to join the Association of Welcoming and
Affirming Baptists, or whatever term your denomination may use? If so I
would like to hear from you. I am part of a committee of the
Interreligious Centre on Public Life (a joint Andover Newton and Hebrew
College entity) planning a June conference on human sexuality. We would
like to extend a special invitation to the conference to those church
bodies that may be struggling with how to respond to this issue. Please
contact me if your church or some other church about which you know is
in this situation now.

Thank you,

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

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

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!

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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

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

------------------------
¡Habla español!
------------------------
Our Tuesday meetings will continue this coming Tuesday, March 11 in the
small dining room in the cafeteria, Last week, we looked at some Bible
passages in Spanish, and plan to do so again this coming week. 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. ¡Nos vemos!

------------------------
Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 7
------------------------
Friday, March 7 is a very special day because it commemorates the
Women's
World Day of Prayer, a tradition which has an almost 200 year history.
Beginning in 1812, women in mission auxiliary associations began
communal
prayer. By 1861, against opposition of all male mission boards, women
founded their own organizations for foreign and domestic mission
working
directly with women and children. In 1887, Methodist and Presbyterian
women
called for dedicated days of prayer in support of home and foreign
mission
work and the Baptists followed suit in 1891. A coordinated effort of 6
denominations was begun in 1897 and finalized in 1912 when The Women's
Board
of Foreign Missions declared a world-wide united day of prayer.
(http://www.wwdpnatcomm.org/WWDP_history.asp )

Since 1927, prayer themes for individual countries have been
established.
This year, the intercessory country is Guyana, one of the few
non-Hispanic
countries in South America, and the theme is, "God's wisdom provides
new
understanding."

A special morning worship service is planned in Wilson Chapel this
Friday,
beginning with meditation from 8:00-8:20AM and liturgy from
8:20-8:50AM.
Please join us in solidarity with our sisters around the world as we
all
pray at the same time for the same purpose.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
------------------------
There will be a peace vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral on March 15 from
1-3 pm. All are welcome to participate. For more information please
contact Barbara Walker at musichist8@mac.com.

------------------------
JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is sponsoring a trip on Thursday, March 13th, to
the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a personal tour by the curator of a new
exhibit of Muslim Kufic Art, beautiful calligraphy of the Quar'an. Our
bus
will leave at 5 p.m. from the main entrance of Hebrew College, and
return
about 8 p.m. We'll have some time after the presentation to review the
art
on our own. Free of charge including museum admission. Please let us
know if
you're attending, so we can plan: for ANTS, pls. email Joy Fallon at
fallonjoy@gmail.com; at HC, email Lisa Barrett at
lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk.

The MFA explains: "Kufic Korans," on display in the Islamic Corridor,
features a broad range of visual cultures, from Egypt to Iran, united
by an
appreciation for beautiful Arabic text. Calligraphy serves many
purposes in
Islamic art, from conveying meaning to acting as decoration, and its
importance began in the early days of Islam, when Muslims believe that
God
first revealed the Koran to Muhammad. The Koran is the holy text and
foundation of Islam, and skilled calligraphers throughout centuries
have
strived to make the text itself beautiful."

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 05, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration
- Online Room Reservation System
- Chapel News (March 2-8)
- Prof. Carol Fontaine named 2008-09 Henry Luce Fellow
- $750 Mercersburg Prize Competition
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
- Black Student Fellowship Chorus - 1st Rehearsal
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- CPE Residency Positions AY09
- Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 7
- Peace Week
- 3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
- JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?
How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?
A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.
Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

Experience one full day of interactive dialogue with current writers
and proponents of this view of the saving work of Christ! With ANTS
professor Mark Heim, J. Denny Weaver, Tony Bartlett, Sharon Baker and
Michael Hardin.

For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. Sign up early for a $5 boxed lunch
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration
------------------------
What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration: Border Crossers to
Present on March 14

All are invited to a presentation by students who completed the
US-Mexico "Border Crossing" trip led by Professor Brita Gill-Austern
and Dean of Students Nancy Neinhuis during the winterim session this
past January. On Friday, March 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. in Davis 201,
as guests of the "Justice Matters" class, the group will present
their findings and impressions of their study of immigration issues at
the southern border of the United States, specifically those relating to
southern Arizona.

With the issue of immigration being one of the primary topics in the
upcoming 2008 Presidential election, this presentation promises to be
timely, informational, and provocative. The group will address
immigration from a variety of perspectives and will offer concrete
action steps to be taken to raise awareness and encourage policy reform.

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

------------------------
Prof. Carol Fontaine named 2008-09 Henry Luce Fellow
------------------------
Word has been received from the Association of Theological Schools that
Dr. Carol Fontaine has been selected as one of seven scholars in the US
to be a 2008-09 Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology. The program, one of
the premiere fellowship programs for theological scholarship, recognizes
excellence and creativity in its awardees' work.

Dr. Fontaine's study proposal is entitled The Gazelle, the Tree and
the Goddess: Visual Theology in the Song of Songs, Biblical Israel and
Today. The selection committee noted the creativity in the subject
matter and the design.

The grant supports the recipient in a year-long study and then invites
them to a special dinner and symposium to present their studies.

The program, which was begun in 1993, is supported by a grant from The
Henry Luce Foundation, honoring the late Henry Luce III. Previous
Andover Newton faculty members to be awarded Luce Fellowships were Dr.
Mark Burrows and Dr. Sze-Kar Wan.

------------------------
$750 Mercersburg Prize Competition
------------------------
The Mercersburg Prize is given to the best student paper on any topic
(historical, theological, liturgical, ecumenical, contemporary
expressions, etc.) pertaining to Mercersburg Theology. The paper may
arise from independent study or study within an established seminary
course. The paper should be approximately 15-20 pages in length,
complete with appropriate documentation. The recipient of the prize
will receive $750 and be asked to present the paper at the Mercersburg
Society Convocation in June 2009. The paper may also be published in
the "New Mercersburg Review." Proposals are due June 1, 2008 and should
be sent to Dr. Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 West
James Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603. Questions may be addressed to Prof.
Thayer at athayer@lancasterseminary.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

------------------------
Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
------------------------
Members of the Justice Matters class invite you to a panel discussion
on:

Young Adults and Church:Bridging The Gaps

Monday March 10

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Stoddard Hall

Join panel moderator and ANTS alum Darrick Jackson and a panel of young
adults from various faith traditions as we seek to learn from them:

* How they experience church
* What "church" and "worship" mean to them
* How our churches engage young adults...or not
* Ways to improve our connections to young adults

There will be time for discussion and Q & A so bring your dinner, bring
your questions, and bring a friend to this exciting event on a topic
that will need to be addressed by all future church leaders.


------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Chorus - 1st Rehearsal
------------------------
An open rehearsal for the Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus will
be
held Thursday, March 6th from 1-2pm in the Peck Room. All are
welcome!

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

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 "Reclaiming Divine Feminine" and
will be led by Julianna Donofrio.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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

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

------------------------
CPE Residency Positions AY09
------------------------
CPE Residency Positions AY09

The CPE program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
is encouraging applications for its yearlong residency program. They
prefer people with an MDiv and prior CPE experience. The stipend is
$26,000 + benefits, $28,500 in the 2nd year. Inquiries and applications
should be sent to:

The Rev. Michael Schirmacher
mgschirm@manderson.org
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education Department
M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 005
1515 Holcomne BLVD.
Houston, TX
713-792-7184

------------------------
Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 7
------------------------
Friday, March 7 is a very special day because it commemorates the
Women's
World Day of Prayer, a tradition which has an almost 200 year history.
Beginning in 1812, women in mission auxiliary associations began
communal
prayer. By 1861, against opposition of all male mission boards, women
founded their own organizations for foreign and domestic mission
working
directly with women and children. In 1887, Methodist and Presbyterian
women
called for dedicated days of prayer in support of home and foreign
mission
work and the Baptists followed suit in 1891. A coordinated effort of 6
denominations was begun in 1897 and finalized in 1912 when The Women's
Board
of Foreign Missions declared a world-wide united day of prayer.
(http://www.wwdpnatcomm.org/WWDP_history.asp )

Since 1927, prayer themes for individual countries have been
established.
This year, the intercessory country is Guyana, one of the few
non-Hispanic
countries in South America, and the theme is, "God's wisdom provides
new
understanding."

A special morning worship service is planned in Wilson Chapel this
Friday,
beginning with meditation from 8:00-8:20AM and liturgy from
8:20-8:50AM.
Please join us in solidarity with our sisters around the world as we
all
pray at the same time for the same purpose.

------------------------
Peace Week
------------------------
Peace Week at ANTS will be Holy Week March 17-21.

On Holy Week we remember the Prince of Peace and his journey toward
Golgotha. The Peace and Justice Fellowship is planning a few modest
events to help us to remember our commitment to a life which brings
liberation and healing, in the the midst of the threat of powers and
principalities.

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war, and we
have a gathering at the quad at 11:40 for a litany of lament, prayers
for peace, and a short message.

We ask you and your teachers to continue devotions this week which
address our spiritual journey to peace in the midst of a struggle for
justice, for love inevitably leads us to struggle for and with those who
are oppressed.

Morning worship will be lead by the Peace and Justice fellowship. We
also welcome speakers and liturgists for these services, and your
prayers for peace and healing.

Please share your input and participate as you are able.

Blessings,

Bill Gural
Peace and Justice Fellowship

------------------------
3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
------------------------
There will be a peace vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral on March 15 from
1-3 pm. All are welcome to participate. For more information please
contact Barbara Walker at musichist8@mac.com.

------------------------
JOTH trip to MFA to view Koran art with curator, Thursday March 13 at
5
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is sponsoring a trip on Thursday, March 13th, to
the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a personal tour by the curator of a new
exhibit of Muslim Kufic Art, beautiful calligraphy of the Quar'an. Our
bus
will leave at 5 p.m. from the main entrance of Hebrew College, and
return
about 8 p.m. We'll have some time after the presentation to review the
art
on our own. Free of charge including museum admission. Please let us
know if
you're attending, so we can plan: for ANTS, pls. email Joy Fallon at
fallonjoy@gmail.com; at HC, email Lisa Barrett at
lisatracybarrett@yahoo.co.uk.

The MFA explains: "Kufic Korans," on display in the Islamic Corridor,
features a broad range of visual cultures, from Egypt to Iran, united
by an
appreciation for beautiful Arabic text. Calligraphy serves many
purposes in
Islamic art, from conveying meaning to acting as decoration, and its
importance began in the early days of Islam, when Muslims believe that
God
first revealed the Koran to Muhammad. The Koran is the holy text and
foundation of Islam, and skilled calligraphers throughout centuries
have
strived to make the text itself beautiful."

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 04, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration
- Online Room Reservation System
- Chapel News (March 2-8)
- SA Town Meeting
- Labyrinth Walk
- YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
- Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
- Call for Candidates - Final
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- Month by month strategies to eat healthier in 2008 from the cafe
- Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 7
- Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
- 3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
- Weight Watchers at Work


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?
How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?
A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.
Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

Experience one full day of interactive dialogue with current writers
and proponents of this view of the saving work of Christ! With ANTS
professor Mark Heim, J. Denny Weaver, Tony Bartlett, Sharon Baker and
Michael Hardin.

For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. Sign up early for a $5 boxed lunch
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

------------------------
What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration
------------------------
What People of Faith Need to know about Immigration: Border Crossers to
Present on March 14

All are invited to a presentation by students who completed the
US-Mexico "Border Crossing" trip led by Professor Brita Gill-Austern
and Dean of Students Nancy Neinhuis during the winterim session this
past January. On Friday, March 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. in Davis 201,
as guests of the "Justice Matters" class, the group will present
their findings and impressions of their study of immigration issues at
the southern border of the United States, specifically those relating to
southern Arizona.

With the issue of immigration being one of the primary topics in the
upcoming 2008 Presidential election, this presentation promises to be
timely, informational, and provocative. The group will address
immigration from a variety of perspectives and will offer concrete
action steps to be taken to raise awareness and encourage policy reform.

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

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

------------------------
Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
------------------------
Members of the Justice Matters class invite you to a panel discussion
on:

Young Adults and Church:Bridging The Gaps

Monday March 10

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Stoddard Hall

Join panel moderator and ANTS alum Darrick Jackson and a panel of young
adults from various faith traditions as we seek to learn from them:

* How they experience church
* What "church" and "worship" mean to them
* How our churches engage young adults...or not
* Ways to improve our connections to young adults

There will be time for discussion and Q & A so bring your dinner, bring
your questions, and bring a friend to this exciting event on a topic
that will need to be addressed by all future church leaders.


------------------------
Call for Candidates - Final
------------------------
As I posted to enews last week, 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). I have set a deadline of 10pm
Wednesday, March 5th for those interested to place their names up for
election.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
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)

------------------------
Month by month strategies to eat healthier in 2008 from the cafe
------------------------
Each month, make the applicable dietary change while continuing the
ones the previous month. by the same time next year your diet will be
much healthier, and it will not have been difficult to make the change!!
A wise person once said "small things done consistently in strategic
places create major impact" HAPPY NEW YOU!
We are getting a late start but give it a try, maybe we can do it all
together!
January: Eat breakfast every day.
February: have juice with one meal daily(not more than one cup at a
time.)
March: eat an apple or some other fresh whole fruit daily.
April: Eat a salad daily.
May: have milk, yogurt, cheese, or soy milk daily.
June:Have one vegetarian meal per week.
July: Switch to lower fat salad dressing.
August: Limit beef to 3 times per week. (have more chicken, fish,and
veggie meals.)
September: Switch to lower fat milk.
October: limit eggs to 3 a week.
November: Limit sweets to once a day.
December: Switch to whole wheat bread,rolls,etc.

Think ahead to 2009!
January: eat fish once a week. (tuna counts!)
February: Drink 20 ounces of extra water daily.

Watch for more in January 2009.

Lets give it a try!

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

------------------------
Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 7
------------------------
Friday, March 7 is a very special day because it commemorates the
Women's
World Day of Prayer, a tradition which has an almost 200 year history.
Beginning in 1812, women in mission auxiliary associations began
communal
prayer. By 1861, against opposition of all male mission boards, women
founded their own organizations for foreign and domestic mission
working
directly with women and children. In 1887, Methodist and Presbyterian
women
called for dedicated days of prayer in support of home and foreign
mission
work and the Baptists followed suit in 1891. A coordinated effort of 6
denominations was begun in 1897 and finalized in 1912 when The Women's
Board
of Foreign Missions declared a world-wide united day of prayer.
(http://www.wwdpnatcomm.org/WWDP_history.asp )

Since 1927, prayer themes for individual countries have been
established.
This year, the intercessory country is Guyana, one of the few
non-Hispanic
countries in South America, and the theme is, "God's wisdom provides
new
understanding."

A special morning worship service is planned in Wilson Chapel this
Friday,
beginning with meditation from 8:00-8:20AM and liturgy from
8:20-8:50AM.
Please join us in solidarity with our sisters around the world as we
all
pray at the same time for the same purpose.

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

------------------------
3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
------------------------
There will be a peace vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral on March 15 from
1-3 pm. All are welcome to participate. For more information please
contact Barbara Walker at musichist8@mac.com.

------------------------
Weight Watchers at Work
------------------------
Hebrew College is offering a Weight Watchers at Work program and has
invited Andover Newton to
participate.

The program runs for 10 weeks @13 per week. If you are currently
enrolled in a Blue Cross Blue Shield
plan, you most likely will be eligible for up to $150 weight loss
benefit!

The meeting would take place around lunch time,probably on a Wednesday
or Thursday, lasting 30 minutes.

They can only offer this program if they have the commitment of 15
people.Enrollment period ends
on March 7 ,2008.

If you need additional information , please contact Steffi Bobbin at
Hebrew College
sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu

Monday, March 03, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 03, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- "An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
- MASSACHUSETTS BIBLE SOCIETY DONATES $500,000 to ANDOVER NEWTON
- Online Room Reservation System
- Chapel News (March 2-8)
- SA Town Meeting
- Labyrinth Walk
- Answered prayers: a lathe restored
- Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
- Urgent Need: Chinese speaker/reader
- UU Thursday worship schedule
- Month by month strategies to eat healthier in 2008 from the cafe
- FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
- Screening of CONSTANTINE'S SWORD
- 3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
- OWL Training


------------------------
Non-Violent Atonement Conference
------------------------
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of
Jesus?
How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates
suffering?
A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.
Leaders:
Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

Experience one full day of interactive dialogue with current writers
and proponents of this view of the saving work of Christ! With ANTS
professor Mark Heim, J. Denny Weaver, Tony Bartlett, Sharon Baker and
Michael Hardin.

For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu. The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at
nonviolentatonement@gmail.com or go to the Preaching Peace website at
www.preachingpeace.org.

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. Sign up early for a $5 boxed lunch
or bring a bag lunch.

------------------------
"An Evening with Andover Newton" invitation
------------------------
The Andover Newton community has the opportunity to welcome prospective
and newly admitted students at

"An Evening with Andover Newton"
Friday, April 11th, 2008

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address (TBA)
8:00 p.m. Concert: A Reformed Cushite Worship Expression
9:00 p.m. Evening Prayers (Compline)

Space is limited; R.S.V.P is required. Please email admissions@ants.edu
to R.S.V.P. by April 1st.

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

------------------------
Answered prayers: a lathe restored
------------------------
My daughter's family in New Hampshire has been without income since
January
10 because of a devastating fire which destroyed their woodshop and
lathe.
Don is a skilled wood turner who produces fine Shaker inspired
furniture and
who also provided all the railing spindles for the recent restoration
of
historic Trinity Church here in Boston. Without his 2 ton/14 foot
long,
century-old Oliver lathe, he was unable to create his art or to feed
his
family. With the arrival of a replacement lathe on January 30, we
thought
the worst was behind us. But, there was yet another delay as the
enhanced
power needs of the machine required that service to the barn be updated
and
a special kind of converter obtained. Imagine the lathe to be a giant
kind
of sewing machine where the electricity comes in uneven bursts as you
press
the foot pedal. It took consultation from 4 electricians to decide on
the
right converter which was itself 175 lbs and arrived last Wednesday. I
am
proud and relieved to announce that Sweet Loretta was fired up and
working
as of Friday!!

As a student at Andover Newton, I am most thankful from the massive
show of
spiritual support by my seminary community. Rachel, Don, Silas and Ry
thank
you profoundly for the donations sent on their behalf to keep them
afloat
during this difficult time. Many blessings to you all, Sherry Thomas.


------------------------
Young Adults and the Church: Bridging the Gaps
------------------------
Members of the Justice Matters class invite you to a panel discussion
on:

Young Adults and Church:Bridging The Gaps

Monday March 10

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Stoddard Hall

Join panel moderator and ANTS alum Darrick Jackson and a panel of young
adults from various faith traditions as we seek to learn from them:

* How they experience church
* What "church" and "worship" mean to them
* How our churches engage young adults...or not
* Ways to improve our connections to young adults

There will be time for discussion and Q & A so bring your dinner, bring
your questions, and bring a friend to this exciting event on a topic
that will need to be addressed by all future church leaders.


------------------------
Urgent Need: Chinese speaker/reader
------------------------
The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is in need of someone with Chinese
skills who might be willing to read scripture to one of their patients.
Although the patient is Chinese she understands English, and the Hospice
workers felt she might appreciate hearing scripture in her native
language in her remaining weeks. If you or someone you know could help,
please contact me or Rabbi Carol Glass, 617-969-6130, extension 27.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
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)

------------------------
Month by month strategies to eat healthier in 2008 from the cafe
------------------------
Each month, make the applicable dietary change while continuing the
ones the previous month. by the same time next year your diet will be
much healthier, and it will not have been difficult to make the change!!
A wise person once said "small things done consistently in strategic
places create major impact" HAPPY NEW YOU!
We are getting a late start but give it a try, maybe we can do it all
together!
January: Eat breakfast every day.
February: have juice with one meal daily(not more than one cup at a
time.)
March: eat an apple or some other fresh whole fruit daily.
April: Eat a salad daily.
May: have milk, yogurt, cheese, or soy milk daily.
June:Have one vegetarian meal per week.
July: Switch to lower fat salad dressing.
August: Limit beef to 3 times per week. (have more chicken, fish,and
veggie meals.)
September: Switch to lower fat milk.
October: limit eggs to 3 a week.
November: Limit sweets to once a day.
December: Switch to whole wheat bread,rolls,etc.

Think ahead to 2009!
January: eat fish once a week. (tuna counts!)
February: Drink 20 ounces of extra water daily.

Watch for more in January 2009.

Lets give it a try!

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

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

------------------------
3/15 Peace Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral
------------------------
There will be a peace vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral on March 15 from
1-3 pm. All are welcome to participate. For more information please
contact Barbara Walker at musichist8@mac.com.

------------------------
OWL Training
------------------------
JUNE 6-8 2008 Course and OWL Training (More Information & Registration
- Click here)
<http://www.bts.edu/update/2008/Save%20the%20date%20_2%2020%2008_.pdf>

Professor Marvin Ellison will be offering a 3-credit intensive course
in Portland on "Teaching
Sexual Health, Ethics, and Justice." One component of the course will
be a weekend module June 6-8,
offering the training for the Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education
curriculum for grades
7-9/10-12. Instructors for the OWL training will be Ann Hanson (UCC)
and Rick Kimball (UUA).
Students may register for the OWL weekend only or for the entire
course, which includes the OWL
weekend. Either way, the fee for the OWL training is $75.00 for BTS
students, $175 for non-BTS
students. Space is limited, so register early. Deadline is April 15.
For more information,
contact Professor Ellison at mellison@bts.edu.