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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

In this message:

- SA Officers for 2008-2009
- Admissions & Recruitment expands efforts in hospitality and reception
- Holocaust remembrance Thursday May 1: service (1:15 pm) and Pianist
movie/dinner with actor (5:30)
- Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
- Chapel News (April 27-May 3)
- Thursday ANTS UU Worship
- COURSE EVALUATIONS - COMING SOON
- From the Registrar's office
- Retreat: Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
- An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- New - December graduation Policy
- "The Light"
- Hospice volunteer training offered by West River Care
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
SA Officers for 2008-2009
------------------------
Please join me in congratulating the newly elected SA Executive Board
for the 2008-2009 year!

Co-Presidents: Liz Miller & Ruth Edens
Vice President: Jeremiah Rood
Secretary: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Treasurer: Rasheed Townes
Student Life Chair: Morgan McLean

We are truly blessed by their willingess to service, and we are also
blessed by Bill Gural's candidacy for Student Life Chair. While he did
not win, let us also thank him for his willingness to serve and his
stated desire to work with the newly elected Student Life Chair and the
rest of the SA Exec Board to assist in helping make ANTS a better
community for all of us.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President (not for much longer)

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Admissions & Recruitment expands efforts in hospitality and reception
------------------------
In the next 6 weeks Andover Newton's Admissions & Recruitment team will
take over responsibility for the Dabney reception area, making it a full
part of their operations. As the school seeks to be more pro-active in
its recruitment efforts and leverage its staff as effectively as
possible, this action was embraced as a valuable step forward. Sean
Porter and Nancy Nienhuis shared: "We believe it is critical that
prospective students feel immediately and warmly welcomed by the
Admissions and Recruiting staff, and that has been difficult to achieve
when we're on the 2nd floor--they have to find us first! By
incorporating the Dabney reception area into our office we will extend
the gift of hospitality to people as soon as they enter the front door
of the building, something that is a critical part of what we're trying
to achieve."

This means that the job description and hours for the receptionist are
undergoing significant expansion and change. Unfortunately this also
means that we will be saying good-bye to those who have been serving as
our part-time receptionists. They are Jean Shaw, our long-time afternoon
receptionist, and students Julia Woodward and Dusty Keeton-Williams. The
School thanks them for their valuable service and we wish them well in
their future endeavors.

------------------------
Holocaust remembrance Thursday May 1: service (1:15 pm) and Pianist
movie/dinner with actor (5:30)
------------------------
Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day -is Thursday, May 1. Hebrew
College will hold a service in Berenson Hall 1:15 - 2pm.
ANTS students are invited to attend.

In addition, at 5:30 PM
Journeys on the Hill presents "The Pianist" directed by Roman Polanski.
We have a unique opportunity to watch 'The Pianist' with discussion led
by student cantor and actor Jessica Kate Meyer, who stars in this
award-winning movie. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP by Wednesday
noon, April 30to Lisa Barrett: lisatracybarrrett@yahoo.co.uk or Joy
Fallon: fallonjoy@gmail.com

------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
National Conference
May 4-May 6, 2008
Hebrew College-Andover Newton Campus
Newton, MA

What is the relationship between your religious identity and your
democratic values? How responsibility inform your political choices? What guidance can we find
in classical and contemporary Jewish texts and traditions?

Please join progressive Jewish activists, intellectuals, and religious
leaders from across the country to explore these and other questions
about religion and public life during this historic election season.
The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, issue
workshops-including Torah study and organizing training-and planning for
summer and fall days of action and other voter education and
registration events.

Confirmed speakers and teachers include: Ruth Messinger, Rabbi David
Saperstein, Dr. Leonard Fein, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Reverend Alexia
Salvatierra, Rabbi Or Rose, Idit Klein, Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Daniel
Sokatch, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Yavilah
McCoy, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Nancy Kaufman, and many others.

*To find out more information about the conference and to register,
please visit www.righteousindignation.info.


**The Righteous Indignation Project is a non-partisan initiative.

------------------------
Chapel News (April 27-May 3)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 28- May 2) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned
Tuesday: Terri Taylor
Wednesday: Kathy Cunliffe
Thursday: Donna Colltetti Lowre
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

The Koinonia Preaching Festival will be held during 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
April Spencer.

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 opportunities this week, please continue to
watch ENews and check out Chapel Notes for updates.

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

------------------------
Thursday ANTS UU Worship
------------------------
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!

April Spencer will lead worship this Thursday, May 1, on the theme:
Are we there yet? Reflections for the end of yet another school year.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

------------------------
COURSE EVALUATIONS - COMING SOON
------------------------
Spring course evaluations will soon be posted online, and your comments
are important!
In the next few days, you will receive an email from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty, inviting you to participate in
an evaluation survey for each course you have taken this semester.

When it arrives, please follow the link provided and complete the
survey. Be sure to check your course number to make sure you are
responding to the correct course!

We remind you that all responses will be confidential, and unlike in the
first semester of online course evaluations in the Fall, you need not
provide any documentation to your instructor to inThis new format for course evaluations improves response quality and
makes the collection process more efficient, getting valued feedback
into the hands of our Faculty quickly and clearly.

Note: Jennifer will be using course lists in Connect to send these
surveys to you. If you have not changed your Connect email address to a
preferred alternative, Connect will use your ANTS email account. Please
direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny, etomeny@ants.edu.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Register for summer classes!
No late fee will be charge.

The Art of Theological Reflection - Integrate faith practices and
ministry development. Perfect for those preparing for ministry and those
engaged in the ministry of assisting other in reflecting theologically
on their ministry experiences. Richard Dickey (CMFE 734/834J)

God At Work - Situate Christian theology of work within the multiple
contexts of the current "faith/spirituality at work" movement in
pluralistic corporate settings of the United States, the economic
globalization process, and human flourishing. Nimi Wariboko (ETHI 785J)

Justice Matters - Take a personal tour of civil rights landmarks in
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Engage history and consider the
legacy of civil rights for ministry today. Nancy Nienhuis (INTE 602J)

Heroic Traditions in the Bible - Learn to read the Bible as an adventure
story with attention to popular culture, mythology, and comparative
literature. Greg Mobley (OLDT 654J)

Ethics in Literature - Read both classical and contemporary literary
works through the interpretative lens of ethics. Valerie Dixon (ETHI
767/867J)

Grounded in God - Consider structures and processes of
twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how
spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making
processes. Margaret Benefiel (PSYF 778J)

Recovery from Bereavement - Learn about the psychology of loss, types of
loss, trauma theory, phases of bereavement, disordered mourning,
dynamics of grief in families, and pastoral care to the bereaved.
J. Earl Thompson, Jr. (PSYP 648/848J)

Worship & The Arts Summer Institute - "Hearts Ablaze". Focus on the
renewal of worship through the creative use of the arts. Featuring Marty
Haugen and Susan Briehl, the Institute offers a blend of varied forms of
worship, keynote addresses, workshops, and informal occasions for
discussion and interaction on issues related to hymnody, music, and
worship. Ellen Oak (WOTA 715J)

Writing From the Soul- Reach deeply into your soul and practice language
as a transformative medium. Bonita S. Penfold (WOTA 760J)

Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation - Explore the key elements
of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a
disciple-forming community. Jeff Jones (CMLE 759J [EL])

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Principles and Virtues - Be introduced
to key theories, methods, figures, and terms of Christian ethics. Most
readings are in the primary works of significant authors in the field.
James Gubbins (ETHI 640J [EL])

Be Not Afraid: Introducing the Academic Study of the Bible - Be led
through an encounter with the major issues and methods of Old Testament
scholarship. Greg Mobley (OLDT 515J [EL])

The Bible of Hollywood - Develop and impart critical skills for
analyzing the role of the Bible and religion in popular culture through
our analysis of influential biblical blockbusters. Briallen Hopper (WOTA
728J)

------------------------
Retreat: Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
------------------------
Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
A Poetry & Spirituality Retreat led by Poets Judith Valente and Charles
Reynard

The Lay Committee on Contemporary Spiritual-&-Public Concerns (the CSPC
Committee) of St. Paul Parish, Cambridge, in Harvard Square, will hold
the ninth presentation of its series on Saturday, May 3, 2008, 9:00
am-3:00 pm. Poets and Retreat presenters Judith Valente and Charles
on the theme, "Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily
Life." They will in corporate poetry, photographic images, and film
clips as aids in revealing the sacred in the everyday. This retreat
will build on the successful poetry panel Valente and Reynard conducted
last year entitled, "On Poetry and Spirituality," when they discussed
Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul (Chicago: Loyola Press, 2005), a book
the pair co-edited. The retreat will be held in the Cullinane
Conference Center of Youville Hospital, 1575 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA, and will require reservations. Please see below.

Judith Valente has built an award-winning journalism career in print and
broadcast media. She has worked for The Washington Post, The Wall
Street Journal, and The Dallas Times Herald, a medium where she has been
twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is a frequent contributor to the
PBS-TV news program, ôReligion & Ethics NewsWeekly,ö and has been
honored for her work with eight broadcast awards. She is a commentator
for National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. Ms. Valente will
begin to co-host a new weekly program for Chicago Public Radio called,
"Through the Lens," which will examine the dimensions of religion and
spirituality in current news events. The program is expected to air
this spring.

The Hon. Charles Reynard, an Illinois Circuit Court Judge of the
Eleventh Judicial Circuit, has had the very rare ability to combine a
legal career with the writing of poetry. Judge Reynard was assistant
state's attorney, followed by 10 years in private practice in which he
was also one of several appointed public defenders. He was the State's
Attorney of McLean County, IL, for 15 years (1987-2002). He has been
nationally recognized for his work in child sexual abuse and domestic
violence. He was appointed to the founding Board of Directors of the
Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (1995-2002) and has served as
co-chair of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois, a bipartisan,
nonprofit, anti-crime organization. Since 1999, he has been an active
member of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. Mr. Reynard
co-authored Voir Dire in Child Victim Sex Abuse Trials: A Strategic
Guide for Illinois Prosecutors (1995, 1996 editions) and authored The
Violence Stops Here: Prosecuting Domestic Violence (1999). His passion
for poetry has enabled him to express the extraordinary human suffering
he witnesses in family court. His poems have been published in
AfterHours, The Crab Orchard Review, and also in Illinois Poets: Where
We Live
Ms. Valente and Judge Reynard are married and reside in Chicago and
Normal, IL.

For further information on this and other lectures in the series, please
visit our website: www.saint-paul-cspc.org; or to make reservations for
this retreat, please respond to Secretary@Saint-Paul-CSPC.org.

------------------------
An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson Chapel
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts MiXed Company in Wilson Chapel,
ANTS
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:00pm
For more information visit www.massbible.org <http://www.massbible.org/>


Bill Humphrey III and Jessica Rechner are MiXed Company, a Christian,
married, interracial duo. Jessica is a classically trained vocalist.
Bill
is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger. They choose to come together
to
praise God with each of their own individual gifts. The message they
share
is "even though we are different, we can still worship together with our
differences intact."

The music of MiXed Company is a unique blend of their separate cultures,
traditions and musical training. As an African American Christian, Bill
felt he had to choose which culture he was going to worship God in.
Being
in an interracial marriage complicated the matter. Bill was called to
create a form of music merging their cultures so they both could worship
God
together. The result is MiXed Company. We hope you enjoMay Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts a Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
Speaking on the Topic "Can Poetry Save Us?"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, noon to 1:15pm
Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston
www.massbible.org <http://www.massbible.org/>

Can poetry save us?" Such a question seems initially misplaced, if not
ridiculous. Poetry? As something that saves us? How? And, from what?
Not all artists will understand the purpose of their vocation in this
way,
but the effect of their work often lifts us into a dimension described
by
one poet as "the only whole thinking." He went on to suggest that "God
is
the poetry caught in any religion," and "full religion" as he calls it
"is
the large poem in loving repetition" (Les Murray). Perhaps what our
world
requires is a "salvation" that behaves like a good poem, which points us
toward a truth that lives beyond words, a goodness that is more than
duty, a
beauty that exceeds the reach of concepts. Thus, Murray: "Nothing's
said
till it's dreamed out in words/ and nothing's true that figures in words
only."

For luncheon reservations, please call 617-542-2230 or email
admin@massbible.org before Monday, May 19th. Suggested Lunch Donation
$10.

------------------------
New - December graduation Policy
------------------------
The school has institute a December graduation date, with no December
ceremony, to provide an option by which students who have completed
their requirements may have a complete transcript after the fall term.
If you are planning to finish all your degree requirements by the end of
the summer or by the end of the fall semester, please e-mail
(naguila@ants.edu) the Registrar to schedule an appointment during the
summer.

------------------------
"The Light"
------------------------
Please join us every Wednesday
between the hour of 12 to 12.30pm at Noyes Building.
We meet to pray on various issues.
For prayer request, email me at Valentinecph@yahoo.co

------------------------
Hospice volunteer training offered by West River Care
------------------------
The end of life can be a lonely and frightening time, or a time of
reminiscence, joy and peace. You can make a difference in someone's
life in an hour a week. Volunteers are needed to visit patients at
sites all over greater Boston. Training will be provided for new
volunteers at our Needham office on May 31 and June 7, 2008. Please
contact Alice Hutter (ANTS class of 2003), Volunteer Coordinator, at
781-707-9586 or wrc.vol.coord@gmail.com.

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art show
------------------------
Be sure to visit -

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff,
faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton
celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired
forms including painting, sketching, collage,
ceramics, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel
Gallery now through May 30

------------------------
COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009
------------------------
Students interested in enrolling in Prof. Burrows's "Reading in Retreat"
(Saturday, Jan. 11, an on-campus orientation, and Jan. 12 - 16, 2009 in
residence at the monastery) will be invited to pre-register in early
September. Those desiring to be alerted to this pre-registration
process should contact the faculty administrative assistant, Ms.
Jennifer Shaw, stating their interest and appropriate contact
information (email, phone number to jshaw@ants.edu). The course is
limited to 15, and students must have completed a basic course in the
history of Christianity which includes a survey of medieval theology and
history. Students who are in advanced standing will be given priority,
as will those who respond to the request for pre-registration in
September. Several slots are always reserved for "ministers in
vicinity."

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 28th, 2008

In this message:

- SA Officers for 2008-2009
- Admissions & Recruitment expands efforts in hospitality and
reception
- Holocaust remembrance Thursday May 1: service (1:15 pm) and Pianist
movie/dinner with actor (5:30)
- Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
- Chapel News (April 27-May 3)
- Thursday ANTS UU Worship
- COURSE EVALUATIONS - COMING SOON
- From the Registrar's office
- Retreat: Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
- An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- New - December graduation Policy
- Andover Newton Community Art Show Reception and Coffee House
- Hospice volunteer training offered by West River Care
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
SA Officers for 2008-2009
------------------------
Please join me in congratulating the newly elected SA Executive Board
for the 2008-2009 year!

Co-Presidents: Liz Miller & Ruth Edens
Vice President: Jeremiah Rood
Secretary: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Treasurer: Rasheed Townes
Student Life Chair: Morgan McLean

We are truly blessed by their willingess to service, and we are also
blessed by Bill Gural's candidacy for Student Life Chair. While he did
not win, let us also thank him for his willingness to serve and his
stated desire to work with the newly elected Student Life Chair and the
rest of the SA Exec Board to assist in helping make ANTS a better
community for all of us.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President (not for much longer)

------------------------
Admissions & Recruitment expands efforts in hospitality and reception
------------------------
In the next 6 weeks Andover Newton's Admissions & Recruitment team will
take over responsibility for the Dabney reception area, making it a full
part of their operations. As the school seeks to be more pro-active in
its recruitment efforts and leverage its staff as effectively as
possible, this action was embraced as a valuable step forward. Sean
Porter and Nancy Nienhuis shared: "We believe it is critical that
prospective students feel immediately and warmly welcomed by the
Admissions and Recruiting staff, and that has been difficult to achieve
when we're on the 2nd floor--they have to find us first! By
incorporating the Dabney reception area into our office we will extend
the gift of hospitality to people as soon as they enter the front door
of the building, something that is a critical part of what we're trying
to achieve."

This means that the job description and hours for the receptionist are
undergoing significant expansion and change. Unfortunately this also
means that we will be saying good-bye to those who have been serving as
our part-time receptionists. They are Jean Shaw, our long-time afternoon
receptionist, and students Julia Woodward and Dusty Keeton-Williams. The
School thanks them for their valuable service and we wish them well in
their future endeavors.

------------------------
Holocaust remembrance Thursday May 1: service (1:15 pm) and Pianist
movie/dinner with actor (5:30)
------------------------
Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day -is Thursday, May 1. Hebrew
College will hold a service in Berenson Hall 1:15 - 2pm.
ANTS students are invited to attend.

In addition, at 5:30 PM
Journeys on the Hill presents "The Pianist" directed by Roman Polanski.
We have a unique opportunity to watch 'The Pianist' with discussion
led by student cantor and actor Jessica Kate Meyer, who stars in this
award-winning movie. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP by Wednesday
noon, April 30to Lisa Barrett: lisatracybarrrett@yahoo.co.uk or Joy
Fallon: fallonjoy@gmail.com

------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
National Conference
May 4-May 6, 2008
Hebrew College-Andover Newton Campus
Newton, MA

What is the relationship between your religious identity and your
democratic values? How do issues of social justice and environmental
responsibility inform your political choices? What guidance can we
find
in classical and contemporary Jewish texts and traditions?

Please join progressive Jewish activists, intellectuals, and religious
leaders from across the country to explore these and other questions
about religion and public life during this historic election season.
The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions,
issue
workshops-including Torah study and organizing training-and planning
for
summer and fall days of action and other voter education and
registration events.

Confirmed speakers and teachers include: Ruth Messinger, Rabbi David
Saperstein, Dr. Leonard Fein, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Reverend Alexia
Salvatierra, Rabbi Or Rose, Idit Klein, Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Daniel
Sokatch, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi Jonah Pesner,
Yavilah
McCoy, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Nancy Kaufman, and many others.

*To find out more information about the conference and to register,
please visit www.righteousindignation.info.


**The Righteous Indignation Project is a non-partisan initiative.

------------------------
Chapel News (April 27-May 3)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 28- May 2) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned
Tuesday: Terri Taylor
Wednesday: Kathy Cunliffe
Thursday: Donna Colltetti Lowre
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

The Koinonia Preaching Festival will be held during 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
April Spencer.

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 opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews and check out Chapel Notes for updates.

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

------------------------
Thursday ANTS UU Worship
------------------------
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!

April Spencer will lead worship this Thursday, May 1, on the theme:
Are we there yet? Reflections for the end of yet another school year.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

------------------------
COURSE EVALUATIONS - COMING SOON
------------------------
Spring course evaluations will soon be posted online, and your comments
are important!
In the next few days, you will receive an email from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty, inviting you to participate in
an evaluation survey for each course you have taken this semester.

When it arrives, please follow the link provided and complete the
survey. Be sure to check your course number to make sure you are
responding to the correct course!

We remind you that all responses will be confidential, and unlike in
the first semester of online course evaluations in the Fall, you need
not provide any documentation to your instructor to indicate that you
have completed the survey.
This new format for course evaluations improves response quality and
makes the collection process more efficient, getting valued feedback
into the hands of our Faculty quickly and clearly.

Note: Jennifer will be using course lists in Connect to send these
surveys to you. If you have not changed your Connect email address to a
preferred alternative, Connect will use your ANTS email account. Please
direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny, etomeny@ants.edu.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Register for summer classes!
No late fee will be charge.

The Art of Theological Reflection - Integrate faith practices and
ministry development. Perfect for those preparing for ministry and those
engaged in the ministry of assisting other in reflecting theologically
on their ministry experiences. Richard Dickey (CMFE 734/834J)

God At Work - Situate Christian theology of work within the multiple
contexts of the current "faith/spirituality at work" movement in
pluralistic corporate settings of the United States, the economic
globalization process, and human flourishing. Nimi Wariboko (ETHI 785J)


Justice Matters - Take a personal tour of civil rights landmarks in
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Engage history and consider the
legacy of civil rights for ministry today. Nancy Nienhuis (INTE 602J)

Heroic Traditions in the Bible - Learn to read the Bible as an
adventure story with attention to popular culture, mythology, and
comparative literature. Greg Mobley (OLDT 654J)

Ethics in Literature - Read both classical and contemporary literary
works through the interpretative lens of ethics. Valerie Dixon (ETHI
767/867J)

Grounded in God - Consider structures and processes of
twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how
spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making
processes. Margaret Benefiel (PSYF 778J)

Recovery from Bereavement - Learn about the psychology of loss, types
of loss, trauma theory, phases of bereavement, disordered mourning,
dynamics of grief in families, and pastoral care to the bereaved.
J. Earl Thompson, Jr. (PSYP 648/848J)

Worship & The Arts Summer Institute - "Hearts Ablaze". Focus on the
renewal of worship through the creative use of the arts. Featuring Marty
Haugen and Susan Briehl, the Institute offers a blend of varied forms of
worship, keynote addresses, workshops, and informal occasions for
discussion and interaction on issues related to hymnody, music, and
worship. Ellen Oak (WOTA 715J)

Writing From the Soul- Reach deeply into your soul and practice
language as a transformative medium. Bonita S. Penfold (WOTA 760J)

Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation - Explore the key elements
of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a
disciple-forming community. Jeff Jones (CMLE 759J [EL])

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Principles and Virtues - Be
introduced to key theories, methods, figures, and terms of Christian
ethics. Most readings are in the primary works of significant authors in
the field. James Gubbins (ETHI 640J [EL])

Be Not Afraid: Introducing the Academic Study of the Bible - Be led
through an encounter with the major issues and methods of Old Testament
scholarship. Greg Mobley (OLDT 515J [EL])

The Bible of Hollywood - Develop and impart critical skills for
analyzing the role of the Bible and religion in popular culture through
our analysis of influential biblical blockbusters. Briallen Hopper (WOTA
728J)

------------------------
Retreat: Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
------------------------
Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
A Poetry & Spirituality Retreat led by Poets Judith Valente and Charles
Reynard

The Lay Committee on Contemporary Spiritual-&-Public Concerns (the CSPC
Committee) of St. Paul Parish, Cambridge, in Harvard Square, will hold
the ninth presentation of its series on Saturday, May 3, 2008, 9:00
am-3:00 pm. Poets and Retreat presenters Judith Valente and Charles
Reynard will lead an inspiring poetry and spirituality retreat centered
on the theme, "Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily
Life." They will in corporate poetry, photographic images, and film
clips as aids in revealing the sacred in the everyday. This retreat
will build on the successful poetry panel Valente and Reynard conducted
last year entitled, "On Poetry and Spirituality," when they discussed
Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul (Chicago: Loyola Press, 2005), a book
the pair co-edited. The retreat will be held in the Cullinane
Conference Center of Youville Hospital, 1575 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA, and will require reservations. Please see below.

Judith Valente has built an award-winning journalism career in print
and broadcast media. She has worked for The Washington Post, The Wall
Street Journal, and The Dallas Times Herald, a medium where she has been
twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is a frequent contributor to the
PBS-TV news program, ôReligion & Ethics NewsWeekly,ö and has been
honored for her work with eight broadcast awards. She is a commentator
for National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. Ms. Valente will
begin to co-host a new weekly program for Chicago Public Radio called,
"Through the Lens," which will examine the dimensions of religion and
spirituality in current news events. The program is expected to air
this spring.

The Hon. Charles Reynard, an Illinois Circuit Court Judge of the
Eleventh Judicial Circuit, has had the very rare ability to combine a
legal career with the writing of poetry. Judge Reynard was assistant
state's attorney, followed by 10 years in private practice in which he
was also one of several appointed public defenders. He was the State's
Attorney of McLean County, IL, for 15 years (1987-2002). He has been
nationally recognized for his work in child sexual abuse and domestic
violence. He was appointed to the founding Board of Directors of the
Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (1995-2002) and has served as
co-chair of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois, a bipartisan,
nonprofit, anti-crime organization. Since 1999, he has been an active
member of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. Mr. Reynard
co-authored Voir Dire in Child Victim Sex Abuse Trials: A Strategic
Guide for Illinois Prosecutors (1995, 1996 editions) and authored The
Violence Stops Here: Prosecuting Domestic Violence (1999). His passion
for poetry has enabled him to express the extraordinary human suffering
he witnesses in family court. His poems have been published in
AfterHours, The Crab Orchard Review, and also in Illinois Poets: Where
We Live
Ms. Valente and Judge Reynard are married and reside in Chicago and
Normal, IL.

For further information on this and other lectures in the series,
please visit our website: www.saint-paul-cspc.org; or to make
reservations for this retreat, please respond to
Secretary@Saint-Paul-CSPC.org.

------------------------
An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts MiXed Company in Wilson Chapel,
ANTS
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:00pm
For more information visit www.massbible.org
<http://www.massbible.org/>

Bill Humphrey III and Jessica Rechner are MiXed Company, a Christian,
married, interracial duo. Jessica is a classically trained vocalist.
Bill
is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger. They choose to come together
to
praise God with each of their own individual gifts. The message they
share
is "even though we are different, we can still worship together with
our
differences intact."

The music of MiXed Company is a unique blend of their separate
cultures,
traditions and musical training. As an African American Christian,
Bill
felt he had to choose which culture he was going to worship God in.
Being
in an interracial marriage complicated the matter. Bill was called to
create a form of music merging their cultures so they both could
worship God
together. The result is MiXed Company. We hope you enjoy and are
blessed
by our music.

------------------------
May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts a Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
Speaking on the Topic "Can Poetry Save Us?"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, noon to 1:15pm
Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston
www.massbible.org <http://www.massbible.org/>

Can poetry save us?" Such a question seems initially misplaced, if
not
ridiculous. Poetry? As something that saves us? How? And, from
what?
Not all artists will understand the purpose of their vocation in this
way,
but the effect of their work often lifts us into a dimension described
by
one poet as "the only whole thinking." He went on to suggest that "God
is
the poetry caught in any religion," and "full religion" as he calls it
"is
the large poem in loving repetition" (Les Murray). Perhaps what our
world
requires is a "salvation" that behaves like a good poem, which points
us
toward a truth that lives beyond words, a goodness that is more than
duty, a
beauty that exceeds the reach of concepts. Thus, Murray: "Nothing's
said
till it's dreamed out in words/ and nothing's true that figures in
words
only."

For luncheon reservations, please call 617-542-2230 or email
admin@massbible.org before Monday, May 19th. Suggested Lunch Donation
$10.

------------------------
New - December graduation Policy
------------------------
The school has institute a December graduation date, with no December
ceremony, to provide an option by which students who have completed
their requirements may have a complete transcript after the fall term.
If you are planning to finish all your degree requirements by the end
of the summer or by the end of the fall semester, please e-mail
(naguila@ants.edu) the Registrar to schedule an appointment during
the summer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show Reception and Coffee House
------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/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

------------------------
Hospice volunteer training offered by West River Care
------------------------
The end of life can be a lonely and frightening time, or a time of
reminiscence, joy and peace. You can make a difference in someone's
life in an hour a week. Volunteers are needed to visit patients at
sites all over greater Boston. Training will be provided for new
volunteers at our Needham office on May 31 and June 7, 2008. Please
contact Alice Hutter (ANTS class of 2003), Volunteer Coordinator, at
781-707-9586 or wrc.vol.coord@gmail.com.

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art show
------------------------
Be sure to visit -

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff,
faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton
celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired
forms including painting, sketching, collage,
ceramics, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel
Gallery now through May 30

------------------------
COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009
------------------------
Students interested in enrolling in Prof. Burrows's "Reading in
Retreat" (Saturday, Jan. 11, an on-campus orientation, and Jan. 12 - 16,
2009 in residence at the monastery) will be invited to pre-register in
early September. Those desiring to be alerted to this pre-registration
process should contact the faculty administrative assistant, Ms.
Jennifer Shaw, stating their interest and appropriate contact
information (email, phone number to jshaw@ants.edu). The course is
limited to 15, and students must have completed a basic course in the
history of Christianity which includes a survey of medieval theology and
history. Students who are in advanced standing will be given priority,
as will those who respond to the request for pre-registration in
September. Several slots are always reserved for "ministers in
vicinity."

Monday, April 28, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 28th, 2008

In this message:

- SA Officers for 2008-2009
- Caps and Gowns are here!!
- Timothy Fleming Memorial Notice
- Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
- Want to learn more about Al Qaeda?
- COURSE EVALUATIONS - COMING SOON
- "The Light"
- From the Registrar's office
- Retreat: Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
- An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- New - December graduation Policy
- Andover Newton Community Art Show Reception and Coffee House
- 'A Blessing of God's Seeds in our Lives'
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- 22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health


------------------------
SA Officers for 2008-2009
------------------------
Please join me in congratulating the newly elected SA Executive Board
for the 2008-2009 year!

Co-Presidents: Liz Miller & Ruth Edens
Vice President: Jeremiah Rood
Secretary: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Treasurer: Rasheed Townes
Student Life Chair: Morgan McLean

We are truly blessed by their willingess to service, and we are also
blessed by Bill Gural's candidacy for Student Life Chair. While he did
not win, let us also thank him for his willingness to serve and his
stated desire to work with the newly elected Student Life Chair and the
rest of the SA Exec Board to assist in helping make ANTS a better
community for all of us.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President (not for much longer)

------------------------
Caps and Gowns are here!!
------------------------
2008 Seniors
Caps & Gowns, invitations and reception tickets are available in my
office.
Remember to fill out the Senior Exit Survey!
Blessings
Nayda

------------------------
Timothy Fleming Memorial Notice
------------------------
Father Timothy J. Fleming (Andover Newton D.Min 1990) was struck and
killed
by a car on Feb. 13, 2008 in Tucson, AZ. A memorial service is planned
for
Saturday May 3 at 7pm St. Mary of the Assumption Church 3 Elm St (Rt.
9)
Northampton MA 01060. More information about the death is available
from
TucsonCitizen.com and KGUN 9 news in Tucson. Information about memorial
at
413-584-5414.

------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
National Conference
May 4-May 6, 2008
Hebrew College-Andover Newton Campus
Newton, MA

What is the relationship between your religious identity and your
democratic values? How do issues of social justice and environmental
responsibility inform your political choices? What guidance can we
find
in classical and contemporary Jewish texts and traditions?

Please join progressive Jewish activists, intellectuals, and religious
leaders from across the country to explore these and other questions
about religion and public life during this historic election season.
The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions,
issue
workshops-including Torah study and organizing training-and planning
for
summer and fall days of action and other voter education and
registration events.

Confirmed speakers and teachers include: Ruth Messinger, Rabbi David
Saperstein, Dr. Leonard Fein, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Reverend Alexia
Salvatierra, Rabbi Or Rose, Idit Klein, Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Daniel
Sokatch, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi Jonah Pesner,
Yavilah
McCoy, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Nancy Kaufman, and many others.

*To find out more information about the conference and to register,
please visit www.righteousindignation.info.


**The Righteous Indignation Project is a non-partisan initiative.

------------------------
Want to learn more about Al Qaeda?
------------------------
Andover Newton graduate Karen Hernandez-Andrews will give a one hour
talk on
Al Qaeda for Professor Mark Heim's class, Hinduism, Buddhism and
Islam.
This presentation is open to the entire Andover Newton community.
Karen will
cover the history of the movement, an understanding of Jihad, as well
as bring
a perspective to current world events.
When? Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Where? Davis 201
Time? 2-3PM
Questions can be directed to Professor Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
COURSE EVALUATIONS - COMING SOON
------------------------
Spring course evaluations will soon be posted online, and your comments
are important!
In the next few days, you will receive an email from Jennifer Shaw,
Administrative Assistant to the Faculty, inviting you to participate in
an evaluation survey for each course you have taken this semester.

When it arrives, please follow the link provided and complete the
survey. Be sure to check your course number to make sure you are
responding to the correct course!

We remind you that all responses will be confidential, and unlike in
the first semester of online course evaluations in the Fall, you need
not provide any documentation to your instructor to indicate that you
have completed the survey.
This new format for course evaluations improves response quality and
makes the collection process more efficient, getting valued feedback
into the hands of our Faculty quickly and clearly.

Note: Jennifer will be using course lists in Connect to send these
surveys to you. If you have not changed your Connect email address to a
preferred alternative, Connect will use your ANTS email account. Please
direct questions about Connect to Evn Tomeny, etomeny@ants.edu.

------------------------
"The Light"
------------------------
"The Light" is a new group who meet on Wednesday by 12.00 for 30
minutes for prayer. We welcome everyone to join us and participate. We
also welcome prayer request. We meet at Noyes Hall, adjacent the School
Bookshop in the same building.
You are welcome.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Register for summer classes!
No late fee will be charge.

The Art of Theological Reflection - Integrate faith practices and
ministry development. Perfect for those preparing for ministry and those
engaged in the ministry of assisting other in reflecting theologically
on their ministry experiences. Richard Dickey (CMFE 734/834J)

God At Work - Situate Christian theology of work within the multiple
contexts of the current "faith/spirituality at work" movement in
pluralistic corporate settings of the United States, the economic
globalization process, and human flourishing. Nimi Wariboko (ETHI 785J)


Justice Matters - Take a personal tour of civil rights landmarks in
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Engage history and consider the
legacy of civil rights for ministry today. Nancy Nienhuis (INTE 602J)

Heroic Traditions in the Bible - Learn to read the Bible as an
adventure story with attention to popular culture, mythology, and
comparative literature. Greg Mobley (OLDT 654J)

Ethics in Literature - Read both classical and contemporary literary
works through the interpretative lens of ethics. Valerie Dixon (ETHI
767/867J)

Grounded in God - Consider structures and processes of
twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how
spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making
processes. Margaret Benefiel (PSYF 778J)

Recovery from Bereavement - Learn about the psychology of loss, types
of loss, trauma theory, phases of bereavement, disordered mourning,
dynamics of grief in families, and pastoral care to the bereaved.
J. Earl Thompson, Jr. (PSYP 648/848J)

Worship & The Arts Summer Institute - "Hearts Ablaze". Focus on the
renewal of worship through the creative use of the arts. Featuring Marty
Haugen and Susan Briehl, the Institute offers a blend of varied forms of
worship, keynote addresses, workshops, and informal occasions for
discussion and interaction on issues related to hymnody, music, and
worship. Ellen Oak (WOTA 715J)

Writing From the Soul- Reach deeply into your soul and practice
language as a transformative medium. Bonita S. Penfold (WOTA 760J)

Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation - Explore the key elements
of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a
disciple-forming community. Jeff Jones (CMLE 759J [EL])

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Principles and Virtues - Be
introduced to key theories, methods, figures, and terms of Christian
ethics. Most readings are in the primary works of significant authors in
the field. James Gubbins (ETHI 640J [EL])

Be Not Afraid: Introducing the Academic Study of the Bible - Be led
through an encounter with the major issues and methods of Old Testament
scholarship. Greg Mobley (OLDT 515J [EL])

The Bible of Hollywood - Develop and impart critical skills for
analyzing the role of the Bible and religion in popular culture through
our analysis of influential biblical blockbusters. Briallen Hopper (WOTA
728J)

------------------------
Retreat: Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
------------------------
Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
A Poetry & Spirituality Retreat led by Poets Judith Valente and Charles
Reynard

The Lay Committee on Contemporary Spiritual-&-Public Concerns (the CSPC
Committee) of St. Paul Parish, Cambridge, in Harvard Square, will hold
the ninth presentation of its series on Saturday, May 3, 2008, 9:00
am-3:00 pm. Poets and Retreat presenters Judith Valente and Charles
Reynard will lead an inspiring poetry and spirituality retreat centered
on the theme, "Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily
Life." They will in corporate poetry, photographic images, and film
clips as aids in revealing the sacred in the everyday. This retreat
will build on the successful poetry panel Valente and Reynard conducted
last year entitled, "On Poetry and Spirituality," when they discussed
Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul (Chicago: Loyola Press, 2005), a book
the pair co-edited. The retreat will be held in the Cullinane
Conference Center of Youville Hospital, 1575 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA, and will require reservations. Please see below.

Judith Valente has built an award-winning journalism career in print
and broadcast media. She has worked for The Washington Post, The Wall
Street Journal, and The Dallas Times Herald, a medium where she has been
twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is a frequent contributor to the
PBS-TV news program, ôReligion & Ethics NewsWeekly,ö and has been
honored for her work with eight broadcast awards. She is a commentator
for National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. Ms. Valente will
begin to co-host a new weekly program for Chicago Public Radio called,
"Through the Lens," which will examine the dimensions of religion and
spirituality in current news events. The program is expected to air
this spring.

The Hon. Charles Reynard, an Illinois Circuit Court Judge of the
Eleventh Judicial Circuit, has had the very rare ability to combine a
legal career with the writing of poetry. Judge Reynard was assistant
state's attorney, followed by 10 years in private practice in which he
was also one of several appointed public defenders. He was the State's
Attorney of McLean County, IL, for 15 years (1987-2002). He has been
nationally recognized for his work in child sexual abuse and domestic
violence. He was appointed to the founding Board of Directors of the
Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (1995-2002) and has served as
co-chair of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois, a bipartisan,
nonprofit, anti-crime organization. Since 1999, he has been an active
member of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. Mr. Reynard
co-authored Voir Dire in Child Victim Sex Abuse Trials: A Strategic
Guide for Illinois Prosecutors (1995, 1996 editions) and authored The
Violence Stops Here: Prosecuting Domestic Violence (1999). His passion
for poetry has enabled him to express the extraordinary human suffering
he witnesses in family court. His poems have been published in
AfterHours, The Crab Orchard Review, and also in Illinois Poets: Where
We Live
Ms. Valente and Judge Reynard are married and reside in Chicago and
Normal, IL.

For further information on this and other lectures in the series,
please visit our website: www.saint-paul-cspc.org; or to make
reservations for this retreat, please respond to
Secretary@Saint-Paul-CSPC.org.

------------------------
An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts MiXed Company in Wilson Chapel,
ANTS
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:00pm
For more information visit www.massbible.org
<http://www.massbible.org/>

Bill Humphrey III and Jessica Rechner are MiXed Company, a Christian,
married, interracial duo. Jessica is a classically trained vocalist.
Bill
is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger. They choose to come together
to
praise God with each of their own individual gifts. The message they
share
is "even though we are different, we can still worship together with
our
differences intact."

The music of MiXed Company is a unique blend of their separate
cultures,
traditions and musical training. As an African American Christian,
Bill
felt he had to choose which culture he was going to worship God in.
Being
in an interracial marriage complicated the matter. Bill was called to
create a form of music merging their cultures so they both could
worship God
together. The result is MiXed Company. We hope you enjoy and are
blessed
by our music.

------------------------
May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts a Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
Speaking on the Topic "Can Poetry Save Us?"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, noon to 1:15pm
Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston
www.massbible.org <http://www.massbible.org/>

Can poetry save us?" Such a question seems initially misplaced, if
not
ridiculous. Poetry? As something that saves us? How? And, from
what?
Not all artists will understand the purpose of their vocation in this
way,
but the effect of their work often lifts us into a dimension described
by
one poet as "the only whole thinking." He went on to suggest that "God
is
the poetry caught in any religion," and "full religion" as he calls it
"is
the large poem in loving repetition" (Les Murray). Perhaps what our
world
requires is a "salvation" that behaves like a good poem, which points
us
toward a truth that lives beyond words, a goodness that is more than
duty, a
beauty that exceeds the reach of concepts. Thus, Murray: "Nothing's
said
till it's dreamed out in words/ and nothing's true that figures in
words
only."

For luncheon reservations, please call 617-542-2230 or email
admin@massbible.org before Monday, May 19th. Suggested Lunch Donation
$10.

------------------------
New - December graduation Policy
------------------------
The school has institute a December graduation date, with no December
ceremony, to provide an option by which students who have completed
their requirements may have a complete transcript after the fall term.
If you are planning to finish all your degree requirements by the end
of the summer or by the end of the fall semester, please e-mail
(naguila@ants.edu) the Registrar to schedule an appointment during
the summer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show Reception and Coffee House
------------------------
Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/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

------------------------
'A Blessing of God's Seeds in our Lives'
------------------------
Worship Service to be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. in the Wilson
Chapel.

Come and experience a creative worship service celebrating Rogation, or
the blessing over newly planted fields. Deep within us, God plants
seeds of hope, reconciliation, patience, charity and compassion.
God's intention is that such seeds would take root, grow and bear
fruit. How might we celebrate the growth of such goodness? Come and
see!

The service, with Holy Eucharist, is open to all and will be led by the
Rev. Hannah Anderson, Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in
Pittsfield, MA. Hannah recently completed her DMin. Thesis entitled:
'The Artist Priest's Guide to Parish Ministry' from Seabury
Western in Evanston, IL. She is a visual artist and founder of a
non-profit called The Blessing Cup where art, faith and advocacy for
children are combined.

------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art show
------------------------
Be sure to visit –

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff,
faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton
celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired
forms including painting, sketching, collage,
ceramics, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel
Gallery now through May 30

------------------------
22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health
------------------------
22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health
Hands-on Spirituality: Clinical Approaches & Personal Resilience.
Thursday,
June 10, 2008, Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Registration is $75
(includes lunch & CE certification). For more information and to
register
please call 207-626-1889.

Friday, April 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 25th, 2008

In this message:

- SA Elections for 2008-9
- Caps and Gowns are here!!
- Timothy Fleming Memorial Notice
- Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
- Want to learn more about Al Qaeda?
- Med Pack Kit
- "The Light"
- From the Registrar's office
- Chapel News (April 20-26)
- An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- New - December graduation Policy
- The Gospel of Mark Alive!
- 'A Blessing of God's Seeds in our Lives'
- Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
- 22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health


------------------------
SA Elections for 2008-9
------------------------
The Student Association elections are now taking place, and voting is
on line at the following site:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=GrLxcNYvh4RcUfigKRjgIA_3d_3d


On the site, you will find a paragraph/biography presented by each
candidate. You may vote for the candidates who have declared
candidacies, or you may also opt to write in another candidate of your
choosing. The candidates are as follows:

President: Liz Miller/Ruth Edens (running as co-Presidents)
Vice President: Jeremiah Rood
Secretary: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Treasurer: Rasheed Townes
Student Life: Bill Gural and Morgan McLean

Please vote ASAP, as the election website will be shut down on the
morning of Friday, April 25th. Good luck to all the candidates!

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Caps and Gowns are here!!
------------------------
2008 Seniors
Caps & Gowns, invitations and reception tickets are available in my
office.
Remember to fill out the Senior Exit Survey!
Blessings
Nayda

------------------------
Timothy Fleming Memorial Notice
------------------------
Father Timothy J. Fleming (Andover Newton D.Min 1990) was struck and
killed
by a car on Feb. 13, 2008 in Tucson, AZ. A memorial service is planned
for
Saturday May 3 at 7pm St. Mary of the Assumption Church 3 Elm St (Rt.
9)
Northampton MA 01060. More information about the death is available
from
TucsonCitizen.com and KGUN 9 news in Tucson. Information about memorial
at
413-584-5414.

------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
National Conference
May 4-May 6, 2008
Hebrew College-Andover Newton Campus
Newton, MA

What is the relationship between your religious identity and your
democratic values? How do issues of social justice and environmental
responsibility inform your political choices? What guidance can we
find
in classical and contemporary Jewish texts and traditions?

Please join progressive Jewish activists, intellectuals, and religious
leaders from across the country to explore these and other questions
about religion and public life during this historic election season.
The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions,
issue
workshops-including Torah study and organizing training-and planning
for
summer and fall days of action and other voter education and
registration events.

Confirmed speakers and teachers include: Ruth Messinger, Rabbi David
Saperstein, Dr. Leonard Fein, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Reverend Alexia
Salvatierra, Rabbi Or Rose, Idit Klein, Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Daniel
Sokatch, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi Jonah Pesner,
Yavilah
McCoy, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Nancy Kaufman, and many others.

*To find out more information about the conference and to register,
please visit www.righteousindignation.info.


**The Righteous Indignation Project is a non-partisan initiative.

------------------------
Want to learn more about Al Qaeda?
------------------------
Andover Newton graduate Karen Hernandez-Andrews will give a one hour
talk on
Al Qaeda for Professor Mark Heim's class, Hinduism, Buddhism and
Islam.
This presentation is open to the entire Andover Newton community.
Karen will
cover the history of the movement, an understanding of Jihad, as well
as bring
a perspective to current world events.
When? Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Where? Davis 201
Time? 2-3PM
Questions can be directed to Professor Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
Med Pack Kit
------------------------
Did you leave your Med Pack Kit behind at the Gala last night?
We have a small black med pack kit used to monitor blood sugar and
administer insulin. It was left behind at the Gala celebration last
night. Please contact Kerri Saucier at ext 206 (ksaucier@ants.edu) or
pick it up at the front desk in Dabney Hall.

------------------------
"The Light"
------------------------
"The Light" is a new group who meet on Wednesday by 12.00 for 30
minutes for prayer. We welcome everyone to join us and participate. We
also welcome prayer request. We meet at Noyes Hall, adjacent the School
Bookshop in the same building.
You are welcome.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Register for summer classes!
No late fee will be charge.

The Art of Theological Reflection - Integrate faith practices and
ministry development. Perfect for those preparing for ministry and those
engaged in the ministry of assisting other in reflecting theologically
on their ministry experiences. Richard Dickey (CMFE 734/834J)

God At Work - Situate Christian theology of work within the multiple
contexts of the current "faith/spirituality at work" movement in
pluralistic corporate settings of the United States, the economic
globalization process, and human flourishing. Nimi Wariboko (ETHI 785J)


Justice Matters - Take a personal tour of civil rights landmarks in
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Engage history and consider the
legacy of civil rights for ministry today. Nancy Nienhuis (INTE 602J)

Heroic Traditions in the Bible - Learn to read the Bible as an
adventure story with attention to popular culture, mythology, and
comparative literature. Greg Mobley (OLDT 654J)

Ethics in Literature - Read both classical and contemporary literary
works through the interpretative lens of ethics. Valerie Dixon (ETHI
767/867J)

Grounded in God - Consider structures and processes of
twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how
spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making
processes. Margaret Benefiel (PSYF 778J)

Recovery from Bereavement - Learn about the psychology of loss, types
of loss, trauma theory, phases of bereavement, disordered mourning,
dynamics of grief in families, and pastoral care to the bereaved.
J. Earl Thompson, Jr. (PSYP 648/848J)

Worship & The Arts Summer Institute - "Hearts Ablaze". Focus on the
renewal of worship through the creative use of the arts. Featuring Marty
Haugen and Susan Briehl, the Institute offers a blend of varied forms of
worship, keynote addresses, workshops, and informal occasions for
discussion and interaction on issues related to hymnody, music, and
worship. Ellen Oak (WOTA 715J)

Writing From the Soul- Reach deeply into your soul and practice
language as a transformative medium. Bonita S. Penfold (WOTA 760J)

Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation - Explore the key elements
of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a
disciple-forming community. Jeff Jones (CMLE 759J [EL])

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Principles and Virtues - Be
introduced to key theories, methods, figures, and terms of Christian
ethics. Most readings are in the primary works of significant authors in
the field. James Gubbins (ETHI 640J [EL])

Be Not Afraid: Introducing the Academic Study of the Bible - Be led
through an encounter with the major issues and methods of Old Testament
scholarship. Greg Mobley (OLDT 515J [EL])

The Bible of Hollywood - Develop and impart critical skills for
analyzing the role of the Bible and religion in popular culture through
our analysis of influential biblical blockbusters. Briallen Hopper (WOTA
728J)

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

Registrar's office will be closed from April 18-22.

------------------------
Chapel News (April 20-26)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 21- April 25) will

be offered by:
Monday: NO MORNING PRAYER THIS MORNING DUE TO THE HOLIDAY
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Jason Boyd

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

Beth Nordbeck will be leading an Earth Day celebration 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Leslie Becknell-Marx.

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 opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews and check out Chapel Notes for updates.

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

------------------------
An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts MiXed Company in Wilson Chapel,
ANTS
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:00pm
For more information visit www.massbible.org
<http://www.massbible.org/>

Bill Humphrey III and Jessica Rechner are MiXed Company, a Christian,
married, interracial duo. Jessica is a classically trained vocalist.
Bill
is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger. They choose to come together
to
praise God with each of their own individual gifts. The message they
share
is "even though we are different, we can still worship together with
our
differences intact."

The music of MiXed Company is a unique blend of their separate
cultures,
traditions and musical training. As an African American Christian,
Bill
felt he had to choose which culture he was going to worship God in.
Being
in an interracial marriage complicated the matter. Bill was called to
create a form of music merging their cultures so they both could
worship God
together. The result is MiXed Company. We hope you enjoy and are
blessed
by our music.

------------------------
May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts a Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
Speaking on the Topic "Can Poetry Save Us?"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, noon to 1:15pm
Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston
www.massbible.org <http://www.massbible.org/>

Can poetry save us?" Such a question seems initially misplaced, if
not
ridiculous. Poetry? As something that saves us? How? And, from
what?
Not all artists will understand the purpose of their vocation in this
way,
but the effect of their work often lifts us into a dimension described
by
one poet as "the only whole thinking." He went on to suggest that "God
is
the poetry caught in any religion," and "full religion" as he calls it
"is
the large poem in loving repetition" (Les Murray). Perhaps what our
world
requires is a "salvation" that behaves like a good poem, which points
us
toward a truth that lives beyond words, a goodness that is more than
duty, a
beauty that exceeds the reach of concepts. Thus, Murray: "Nothing's
said
till it's dreamed out in words/ and nothing's true that figures in
words
only."

For luncheon reservations, please call 617-542-2230 or email
admin@massbible.org before Monday, May 19th. Suggested Lunch Donation
$10.

------------------------
New - December graduation Policy
------------------------
The school has institute a December graduation date, with no December
ceremony, to provide an option by which students who have completed
their requirements may have a complete transcript after the fall term.
If you are planning to finish all your degree requirements by the end
of the summer or by the end of the fall semester, please e-mail
(naguila@ants.edu) the Registrar to schedule an appointment during
the summer.

------------------------
The Gospel of Mark Alive!
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society Hosts The Gospel of Mark Alive!
Experience the exciting performance of the Gospel of Mark from
beginning to end by the Rev. Bert Marshall.

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 1pm
First Baptist Church, Worcester
111 Park Ave. Worcester, MA

Free and Open to the Public.

Those going through baptismal classes, confirmand and youth groups are
encouraged to attend.

For more information visit www.massbible.com
<http://www.massbible.com/>

------------------------
'A Blessing of God's Seeds in our Lives'
------------------------
Worship Service to be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. in the Wilson
Chapel.

Come and experience a creative worship service celebrating Rogation, or
the blessing over newly planted fields. Deep within us, God plants
seeds of hope, reconciliation, patience, charity and compassion.
God's intention is that such seeds would take root, grow and bear
fruit. How might we celebrate the growth of such goodness? Come and
see!

The service, with Holy Eucharist, is open to all and will be led by the
Rev. Hannah Anderson, Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in
Pittsfield, MA. Hannah recently completed her DMin. Thesis entitled:
'The Artist Priest's Guide to Parish Ministry' from Seabury
Western in Evanston, IL. She is a visual artist and founder of a
non-profit called The Blessing Cup where art, faith and advocacy for
children are combined.

------------------------
Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
------------------------
A recording of the April 14th Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and
Associate Dean Drummond on the upcoming curriculum changes is now
available, along with the handout, on the Student Association Group
Connect page.

------------------------
22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health
------------------------
22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health
Hands-on Spirituality: Clinical Approaches & Personal Resilience.
Thursday,
June 10, 2008, Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Registration is $75
(includes lunch & CE certification). For more information and to
register
please call 207-626-1889.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 24th, 2008

In this message:

- SA Elections for 2008-9
- Caps and Gowns are here!!
- 4/25 Moment of Silence for anti-LGTB Violence
- Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
- Want to learn more about Al Qaeda?
- Abbreviated bookstore hours this week
- "The Light"
- From the Registrar's office
- Chapel News (April 20-26)
- An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- Children Displaced by Domestic Violence
- The Gospel of Mark Alive!
- 'A Blessing of God's Seeds in our Lives'
- Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
- 22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health


------------------------
SA Elections for 2008-9
------------------------
The Student Association elections are now taking place, and voting is
on line at the following site:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=GrLxcNYvh4RcUfigKRjgIA_3d_3d


On the site, you will find a paragraph/biography presented by each
candidate. You may vote for the candidates who have declared
candidacies, or you may also opt to write in another candidate of your
choosing. The candidates are as follows:

President: Liz Miller/Ruth Edens (running as co-Presidents)
Vice President: Jeremiah Rood
Secretary: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Treasurer: Rasheed Townes
Student Life: Bill Gural and Morgan McLean

Please vote ASAP, as the election website will be shut down on the
morning of Friday, April 25th. Good luck to all the candidates!

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Caps and Gowns are here!!
------------------------
2008 Seniors
Caps & Gowns, invitations and reception tickets are available in my
office.
Remember to fill out the Senior Exit Survey!
Blessings
Nayda

------------------------
4/25 Moment of Silence for anti-LGTB Violence
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community Members,

I hope you will join me in a moment of silence tomorrow in honor of
annual "The National Day of Silence." This annual event brings attention
to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. This
year's event will be held in memory of Lawrence King, a California
8th-grader who was shot and killed Feb. 12 by a classmate because of his
sexual orientation and gender expression. Hundreds of thousands of
students across the country will come together tomorrow, April 25, to
encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT
behavior. Please pause for a moment at some point in the day to
remember and pray for Lawrence King and his friends and family members,
and all those who like him have suffered from such violence.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
National Conference
May 4-May 6, 2008
Hebrew College-Andover Newton Campus
Newton, MA

What is the relationship between your religious identity and your
democratic values? How do issues of social justice and environmental
responsibility inform your political choices? What guidance can we
find
in classical and contemporary Jewish texts and traditions?

Please join progressive Jewish activists, intellectuals, and religious
leaders from across the country to explore these and other questions
about religion and public life during this historic election season.
The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions,
issue
workshops-including Torah study and organizing training-and planning
for
summer and fall days of action and other voter education and
registration events.

Confirmed speakers and teachers include: Ruth Messinger, Rabbi David
Saperstein, Dr. Leonard Fein, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Reverend Alexia
Salvatierra, Rabbi Or Rose, Idit Klein, Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Daniel
Sokatch, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi Jonah Pesner,
Yavilah
McCoy, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Nancy Kaufman, and many others.

*To find out more information about the conference and to register,
please visit www.righteousindignation.info.


**The Righteous Indignation Project is a non-partisan initiative.

------------------------
Want to learn more about Al Qaeda?
------------------------
Andover Newton graduate Karen Hernandez-Andrews will give a one hour
talk on
Al Qaeda for Professor Mark Heim's class, Hinduism, Buddhism and
Islam.
This presentation is open to the entire Andover Newton community.
Karen will
cover the history of the movement, an understanding of Jihad, as well
as bring
a perspective to current world events.
When? Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Where? Davis 201
Time? 2-3PM
Questions can be directed to Professor Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
Abbreviated bookstore hours this week
------------------------
On Friday, April 25 the bookstore will open from 9:00 am - 12 noon.
Staff will be tending a booktable at the TABCOM meeting in Westport, MA,
Friday and Saturday.

------------------------
"The Light"
------------------------
"The Light" is a new group who meet on Wednesday by 12.00 for 30
minutes for prayer. We welcome everyone to join us and participate. We
also welcome prayer request. We meet at Noyes Hall, adjacent the School
Bookshop in the same building.
You are welcome.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Register for summer classes!
No late fee will be charge.

The Art of Theological Reflection - Integrate faith practices and
ministry development. Perfect for those preparing for ministry and those
engaged in the ministry of assisting other in reflecting theologically
on their ministry experiences. Richard Dickey (CMFE 734/834J)

God At Work - Situate Christian theology of work within the multiple
contexts of the current "faith/spirituality at work" movement in
pluralistic corporate settings of the United States, the economic
globalization process, and human flourishing. Nimi Wariboko (ETHI 785J)


Justice Matters - Take a personal tour of civil rights landmarks in
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Engage history and consider the
legacy of civil rights for ministry today. Nancy Nienhuis (INTE 602J)

Heroic Traditions in the Bible - Learn to read the Bible as an
adventure story with attention to popular culture, mythology, and
comparative literature. Greg Mobley (OLDT 654J)

Ethics in Literature - Read both classical and contemporary literary
works through the interpretative lens of ethics. Valerie Dixon (ETHI
767/867J)

Grounded in God - Consider structures and processes of
twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how
spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making
processes. Margaret Benefiel (PSYF 778J)

Recovery from Bereavement - Learn about the psychology of loss, types
of loss, trauma theory, phases of bereavement, disordered mourning,
dynamics of grief in families, and pastoral care to the bereaved.
J. Earl Thompson, Jr. (PSYP 648/848J)

Worship & The Arts Summer Institute - "Hearts Ablaze". Focus on the
renewal of worship through the creative use of the arts. Featuring Marty
Haugen and Susan Briehl, the Institute offers a blend of varied forms of
worship, keynote addresses, workshops, and informal occasions for
discussion and interaction on issues related to hymnody, music, and
worship. Ellen Oak (WOTA 715J)

Writing From the Soul- Reach deeply into your soul and practice
language as a transformative medium. Bonita S. Penfold (WOTA 760J)

Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation - Explore the key elements
of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a
disciple-forming community. Jeff Jones (CMLE 759J [EL])

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Principles and Virtues - Be
introduced to key theories, methods, figures, and terms of Christian
ethics. Most readings are in the primary works of significant authors in
the field. James Gubbins (ETHI 640J [EL])

Be Not Afraid: Introducing the Academic Study of the Bible - Be led
through an encounter with the major issues and methods of Old Testament
scholarship. Greg Mobley (OLDT 515J [EL])

The Bible of Hollywood - Develop and impart critical skills for
analyzing the role of the Bible and religion in popular culture through
our analysis of influential biblical blockbusters. Briallen Hopper (WOTA
728J)

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

Registrar's office will be closed from April 18-22.

------------------------
Chapel News (April 20-26)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 21- April 25) will

be offered by:
Monday: NO MORNING PRAYER THIS MORNING DUE TO THE HOLIDAY
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Jason Boyd

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

Beth Nordbeck will be leading an Earth Day celebration 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Leslie Becknell-Marx.

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 opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews and check out Chapel Notes for updates.

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

------------------------
An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts MiXed Company in Wilson Chapel,
ANTS
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:00pm
For more information visit www.massbible.org
<http://www.massbible.org/>

Bill Humphrey III and Jessica Rechner are MiXed Company, a Christian,
married, interracial duo. Jessica is a classically trained vocalist.
Bill
is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger. They choose to come together
to
praise God with each of their own individual gifts. The message they
share
is "even though we are different, we can still worship together with
our
differences intact."

The music of MiXed Company is a unique blend of their separate
cultures,
traditions and musical training. As an African American Christian,
Bill
felt he had to choose which culture he was going to worship God in.
Being
in an interracial marriage complicated the matter. Bill was called to
create a form of music merging their cultures so they both could
worship God
together. The result is MiXed Company. We hope you enjoy and are
blessed
by our music.

------------------------
May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts a Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
Speaking on the Topic "Can Poetry Save Us?"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, noon to 1:15pm
Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston
www.massbible.org <http://www.massbible.org/>

Can poetry save us?" Such a question seems initially misplaced, if
not
ridiculous. Poetry? As something that saves us? How? And, from
what?
Not all artists will understand the purpose of their vocation in this
way,
but the effect of their work often lifts us into a dimension described
by
one poet as "the only whole thinking." He went on to suggest that "God
is
the poetry caught in any religion," and "full religion" as he calls it
"is
the large poem in loving repetition" (Les Murray). Perhaps what our
world
requires is a "salvation" that behaves like a good poem, which points
us
toward a truth that lives beyond words, a goodness that is more than
duty, a
beauty that exceeds the reach of concepts. Thus, Murray: "Nothing's
said
till it's dreamed out in words/ and nothing's true that figures in
words
only."

For luncheon reservations, please call 617-542-2230 or email
admin@massbible.org before Monday, May 19th. Suggested Lunch Donation
$10.

------------------------
Children Displaced by Domestic Violence
------------------------
On Friday April 25, 2008 10:00am-12:00pm there will be a seminar in the
Wilson Chapel,
"Children Displaced by Domestic Violence."
Heather Ramsey, Courtney Stange-Tregear,and Bob Ingalls from Justice
Matters class will be presenting this seminar to the ANTS Community and
to the local community.

There will be a free will offering to benefit H.A.W.C. and Safe Havens
who offer programs for domestic violence victims.

------------------------
The Gospel of Mark Alive!
------------------------
The Massachusetts Bible Society Hosts The Gospel of Mark Alive!
Experience the exciting performance of the Gospel of Mark from
beginning to end by the Rev. Bert Marshall.

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 1pm
First Baptist Church, Worcester
111 Park Ave. Worcester, MA

Free and Open to the Public.

Those going through baptismal classes, confirmand and youth groups are
encouraged to attend.

For more information visit www.massbible.com
<http://www.massbible.com/>

------------------------
'A Blessing of God's Seeds in our Lives'
------------------------
Worship Service to be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. in the Wilson
Chapel.

Come and experience a creative worship service celebrating Rogation, or
the blessing over newly planted fields. Deep within us, God plants
seeds of hope, reconciliation, patience, charity and compassion.
God's intention is that such seeds would take root, grow and bear
fruit. How might we celebrate the growth of such goodness? Come and
see!

The service, with Holy Eucharist, is open to all and will be led by the
Rev. Hannah Anderson, Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in
Pittsfield, MA. Hannah recently completed her DMin. Thesis entitled:
'The Artist Priest's Guide to Parish Ministry' from Seabury
Western in Evanston, IL. She is a visual artist and founder of a
non-profit called The Blessing Cup where art, faith and advocacy for
children are combined.

------------------------
Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
------------------------
A recording of the April 14th Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and
Associate Dean Drummond on the upcoming curriculum changes is now
available, along with the handout, on the Student Association Group
Connect page.

------------------------
22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health
------------------------
22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health
Hands-on Spirituality: Clinical Approaches & Personal Resilience.
Thursday,
June 10, 2008, Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Registration is $75
(includes lunch & CE certification). For more information and to
register
please call 207-626-1889.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

In this message:

- SA Elections for 2008-9
- 2008-2009 course schedules
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
- Want to learn more about Al Qaeda?
- Abbreviated bookstore hours this week
- "The Light"
- From the Registrar's office
- Chapel News (April 20-26)
- Upcoming Thursday UU Worship Services
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
- Children Displaced by Domestic Violence
- Do you have "O-negative" blood?
- 'A Blessing of God's Seeds in our Lives'
- Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
- 22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health


------------------------
SA Elections for 2008-9
------------------------
The Student Association elections are now taking place, and voting is
on line at the following site:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=GrLxcNYvh4RcUfigKRjgIA_3d_3d


On the site, you will find a paragraph/biography presented by each
candidate. You may vote for the candidates who have declared
candidacies, or you may also opt to write in another candidate of your
choosing. The candidates are as follows:

President: Liz Miller/Ruth Edens (running as co-Presidents)
Vice President: Jeremiah Rood
Secretary: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Treasurer: Rasheed Townes
Student Life: Bill Gural and Morgan McLean

Please vote ASAP, as the election website will be shut down on the
morning of Friday, April 25th. Good luck to all the candidates!

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
2008-2009 course schedules
------------------------
Initial drafts of the 2008-2009 course schedules are posted on the
board just outside of the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please feel
free to drop by and review them as you are making your plans for the
next academic year.

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty

------------------------
ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, (Lynne.Eckman@abc-usa.org ) the
Asst. Manager National Ministries and the National Scholarship
Coordinator for the American Baptist Personnel Services, will be on
campus. She invites Baptist students to email her directly if they
would like to meet with her. And if you are free for lunch on the 24th
(which she will host) please RSVP directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis
(nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
National Conference
May 4-May 6, 2008
Hebrew College-Andover Newton Campus
Newton, MA

What is the relationship between your religious identity and your
democratic values? How do issues of social justice and environmental
responsibility inform your political choices? What guidance can we
find
in classical and contemporary Jewish texts and traditions?

Please join progressive Jewish activists, intellectuals, and religious
leaders from across the country to explore these and other questions
about religion and public life during this historic election season.
The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions,
issue
workshops-including Torah study and organizing training-and planning
for
summer and fall days of action and other voter education and
registration events.

Confirmed speakers and teachers include: Ruth Messinger, Rabbi David
Saperstein, Dr. Leonard Fein, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Reverend Alexia
Salvatierra, Rabbi Or Rose, Idit Klein, Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Daniel
Sokatch, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi Jonah Pesner,
Yavilah
McCoy, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Nancy Kaufman, and many others.

*To find out more information about the conference and to register,
please visit www.righteousindignation.info.


**The Righteous Indignation Project is a non-partisan initiative.

------------------------
Want to learn more about Al Qaeda?
------------------------
Andover Newton graduate Karen Hernandez-Andrews will give a one hour
talk on
Al Qaeda for Professor Mark Heim's class, Hinduism, Buddhism and
Islam.
This presentation is open to the entire Andover Newton community.
Karen will
cover the history of the movement, an understanding of Jihad, as well
as bring
a perspective to current world events.
When? Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Where? Davis 201
Time? 2-3PM
Questions can be directed to Professor Mark Heim at mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
Abbreviated bookstore hours this week
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 the bookstore will open at 9:00 am and close at
4:30 pm.

On Friday, April 25 the bookstore will open from 9:00 am - 12 noon.
Staff will be tending a booktable at the TABCOM meeting in Westport, MA,
Friday and Saturday.

------------------------
"The Light"
------------------------
"The Light" is a new group who meet on Wednesday by 12.00 for 30
minutes for prayer. We welcome everyone to join us and participate. We
also welcome prayer request. We meet at Noyes Hall, adjacent the School
Bookshop in the same building.
You are welcome.

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Register for summer classes!
No late fee will be charge.

The Art of Theological Reflection - Integrate faith practices and
ministry development. Perfect for those preparing for ministry and those
engaged in the ministry of assisting other in reflecting theologically
on their ministry experiences. Richard Dickey (CMFE 734/834J)

God At Work - Situate Christian theology of work within the multiple
contexts of the current "faith/spirituality at work" movement in
pluralistic corporate settings of the United States, the economic
globalization process, and human flourishing. Nimi Wariboko (ETHI 785J)


Justice Matters - Take a personal tour of civil rights landmarks in
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Engage history and consider the
legacy of civil rights for ministry today. Nancy Nienhuis (INTE 602J)

Heroic Traditions in the Bible - Learn to read the Bible as an
adventure story with attention to popular culture, mythology, and
comparative literature. Greg Mobley (OLDT 654J)

Ethics in Literature - Read both classical and contemporary literary
works through the interpretative lens of ethics. Valerie Dixon (ETHI
767/867J)

Grounded in God - Consider structures and processes of
twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how
spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making
processes. Margaret Benefiel (PSYF 778J)

Recovery from Bereavement - Learn about the psychology of loss, types
of loss, trauma theory, phases of bereavement, disordered mourning,
dynamics of grief in families, and pastoral care to the bereaved.
J. Earl Thompson, Jr. (PSYP 648/848J)

Worship & The Arts Summer Institute - "Hearts Ablaze". Focus on the
renewal of worship through the creative use of the arts. Featuring Marty
Haugen and Susan Briehl, the Institute offers a blend of varied forms of
worship, keynote addresses, workshops, and informal occasions for
discussion and interaction on issues related to hymnody, music, and
worship. Ellen Oak (WOTA 715J)

Writing From the Soul- Reach deeply into your soul and practice
language as a transformative medium. Bonita S. Penfold (WOTA 760J)

Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation - Explore the key elements
of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a
disciple-forming community. Jeff Jones (CMLE 759J [EL])

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Principles and Virtues - Be
introduced to key theories, methods, figures, and terms of Christian
ethics. Most readings are in the primary works of significant authors in
the field. James Gubbins (ETHI 640J [EL])

Be Not Afraid: Introducing the Academic Study of the Bible - Be led
through an encounter with the major issues and methods of Old Testament
scholarship. Greg Mobley (OLDT 515J [EL])

The Bible of Hollywood - Develop and impart critical skills for
analyzing the role of the Bible and religion in popular culture through
our analysis of influential biblical blockbusters. Briallen Hopper (WOTA
728J)

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

Registrar's office will be closed from April 18-22.

------------------------
Chapel News (April 20-26)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 21- April 25) will

be offered by:
Monday: NO MORNING PRAYER THIS MORNING DUE TO THE HOLIDAY
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Tom O'Brien
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Jason Boyd

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

Beth Nordbeck will be leading an Earth Day celebration 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Leslie Becknell-Marx.

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 opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews and check out Chapel Notes for updates.

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

------------------------
Upcoming Thursday UU Worship Services
------------------------
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!

Leslie Becknell Marx will lead worship this Thursday, April 24, on
the theme: "Reflections from the Journey toward Ministry". We'll
consider the transformations that are required as we become ministers
and how those relate to spiritual pilgrimage.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
------------------------
The Senior Breakfast is for all of the graduating seniors-all
denominations-all programs. It will be on May 7th @ 8AM in the dining
hall. RSVP by 4/25 to DHollis@ants.edu. This event is sponsored by the
UCC

------------------------
Children Displaced by Domestic Violence
------------------------
On Friday April 25, 2008 10:00am-12:00pm there will be a seminar in the
Wilson Chapel,
"Children Displaced by Domestic Violence."
Heather Ramsey, Courtney Stange-Tregear,and Bob Ingalls from Justice
Matters class will be presenting this seminar to the ANTS Community and
to the local community.

There will be a free will offering to benefit H.A.W.C. and Safe Havens
who offer programs for domestic violence victims.

------------------------
Do you have "O-negative" blood?
------------------------
A young girl in my congregation has recently been diagnosed with a rare
blood decease, aplastic anemia. While she is waiting for a match for a
bone marrow donor, she has to have frequent blood transfusions. She
needs "O-negative" blood type, and Children's Hospital has said that
those with this type can donate blood and have it specifically
designated for her. If you can help, please contact me with at
kerribsaucier@juno.com. Our church is gathering names which her
parents will then provide to Children's Hospital to go on an approved
donor list for her. Once that list is created, we will let you know
where and how to donate the blood.

For those of you that do not have O-negative blood, please know that
blood donations of any type are always needed! Visit www.givelife.org (
http://www.givelife.org/ ) for the Red Cross listing of blood donation
sites.

Thanks for considering.
Kerri Saucier

------------------------
'A Blessing of God's Seeds in our Lives'
------------------------
Worship Service to be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. in the Wilson
Chapel.

Come and experience a creative worship service celebrating Rogation, or
the blessing over newly planted fields. Deep within us, God plants
seeds of hope, reconciliation, patience, charity and compassion.
God's intention is that such seeds would take root, grow and bear
fruit. How might we celebrate the growth of such goodness? Come and
see!

The service, with Holy Eucharist, is open to all and will be led by the
Rev. Hannah Anderson, Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in
Pittsfield, MA. Hannah recently completed her DMin. Thesis entitled:
'The Artist Priest's Guide to Parish Ministry' from Seabury
Western in Evanston, IL. She is a visual artist and founder of a
non-profit called The Blessing Cup where art, faith and advocacy for
children are combined.

------------------------
Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
------------------------
A recording of the April 14th Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and
Associate Dean Drummond on the upcoming curriculum changes is now
available, along with the handout, on the Student Association Group
Connect page.

------------------------
22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health
------------------------
22nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium on Spirituality & Health
Hands-on Spirituality: Clinical Approaches & Personal Resilience.
Thursday,
June 10, 2008, Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Registration is $75
(includes lunch & CE certification). For more information and to
register
please call 207-626-1889.

Friday, April 18, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 18th, 2008

In this message:

- Jonathan Edwards
- 2008-2009 course schedules
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
- In Her Own Voice
- Prayer Request
- GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
- From the Registrar's office
- Chapel News (April 13-19)
- Thursday UU Worship
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
- Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence
- Do you have "O-negative" blood?
- TABCOM offers professional ethics course
- Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
- Library schedule notice


------------------------
Jonathan Edwards
------------------------
On Monday, April 21, Andover Newton will celebrate the induction of new
members into the Jonathan Edwards Society. Each year, no more than
sixteen students are admitted to membership in Andover Newton's honor
society. The criteria include "superior academic achievement, high moral
character, and demonstrated promise of leadership." The faculty of
Andover Newton Theological School elect the members each year in the
Spring.

The celebration includes two events. At 5 pm on April 21, the annual
Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be held in the Wilson Chapel. This year's
lecture will be given by the Reverent Dr. Barbara Rossing, Professor of
New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. The title
of her lecture is "Apocalypse and Ecology: Is This the End of the
World?"

------------------------
2008-2009 course schedules
------------------------
Initial drafts of the 2008-2009 course schedules are posted on the
board just outside of the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please feel
free to drop by and review them as you are making your plans for the
next academic year.

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty

------------------------
ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, (Lynne.Eckman@abc-usa.org ) the
Asst. Manager National Ministries and the National Scholarship
Coordinator for the American Baptist Personnel Services, will be on
campus. She invites Baptist students to email her directly if they
would like to meet with her. And if you are free for lunch on the 24th
(which she will host) please RSVP directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis
(nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
------------------------
Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
National Conference
May 4-May 6, 2008
Hebrew College-Andover Newton Campus
Newton, MA

What is the relationship between your religious identity and your
democratic values? How do issues of social justice and environmental
responsibility inform your political choices? What guidance can we
find
in classical and contemporary Jewish texts and traditions?

Please join progressive Jewish activists, intellectuals, and religious
leaders from across the country to explore these and other questions
about religion and public life during this historic election season.
The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions,
issue
workshops-including Torah study and organizing training-and planning
for
summer and fall days of action and other voter education and
registration events.

Confirmed speakers and teachers include: Ruth Messinger, Rabbi David
Saperstein, Dr. Leonard Fein, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Reverend Alexia
Salvatierra, Rabbi Or Rose, Idit Klein, Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Daniel
Sokatch, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi Jonah Pesner,
Yavilah
McCoy, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Nancy Kaufman, and many others.

*To find out more information about the conference and to register,
please visit www.righteousindignation.info.


**The Righteous Indignation Project is a non-partisan initiative.

------------------------
In Her Own Voice
------------------------
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform
in the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare - commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger
community.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
Martha Bays' father died suddenly on Wednesday
afternoon in New York. Please keep Martha in your
prayers as she travels to be with her family.

------------------------
GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
------------------------
Please join us for informal worship, mingling, and conversations in a
small group format. This is a chance for spouses/partners to meet each
other and share experiences. Seminarians will also share among
ourselves.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20
3-5 PM
PECK ROOM

ALL FAITHS AND FORMS OF PARTNERSHIP WELCOME

Questions/RSVP to Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com OR Janet Bush
jbush@ants.edu. Sponsored by UU Student group at ANTS (UUCANS).

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Register for summer classes!
No late fee will be charge.

The Art of Theological Reflection - Integrate faith practices and
ministry development. Perfect for those preparing for ministry and those
engaged in the ministry of assisting other in reflecting theologically
on their ministry experiences. Richard Dickey (CMFE 734/834J)

God At Work - Situate Christian theology of work within the multiple
contexts of the current "faith/spirituality at work" movement in
pluralistic corporate settings of the United States, the economic
globalization process, and human flourishing. Nimi Wariboko (ETHI 785J)


Justice Matters - Take a personal tour of civil rights landmarks in
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Engage history and consider the
legacy of civil rights for ministry today. Nancy Nienhuis (INTE 602J)

Heroic Traditions in the Bible - Learn to read the Bible as an
adventure story with attention to popular culture, mythology, and
comparative literature. Greg Mobley (OLDT 654J)

Ethics in Literature - Read both classical and contemporary literary
works through the interpretative lens of ethics. Valerie Dixon (ETHI
767/867J)

Grounded in God - Consider structures and processes of
twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how
spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making
processes. Margaret Benefiel (PSYF 778J)

Recovery from Bereavement - Learn about the psychology of loss, types
of loss, trauma theory, phases of bereavement, disordered mourning,
dynamics of grief in families, and pastoral care to the bereaved.
J. Earl Thompson, Jr. (PSYP 648/848J)

Worship & The Arts Summer Institute - "Hearts Ablaze". Focus on the
renewal of worship through the creative use of the arts. Featuring Marty
Haugen and Susan Briehl, the Institute offers a blend of varied forms of
worship, keynote addresses, workshops, and informal occasions for
discussion and interaction on issues related to hymnody, music, and
worship. Ellen Oak (WOTA 715J)

Writing From the Soul- Reach deeply into your soul and practice
language as a transformative medium. Bonita S. Penfold (WOTA 760J)

Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation - Explore the key elements
of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a
disciple-forming community. Jeff Jones (CMLE 759J [EL])

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Principles and Virtues - Be
introduced to key theories, methods, figures, and terms of Christian
ethics. Most readings are in the primary works of significant authors in
the field. James Gubbins (ETHI 640J [EL])

Be Not Afraid: Introducing the Academic Study of the Bible - Be led
through an encounter with the major issues and methods of Old Testament
scholarship. Greg Mobley (OLDT 515J [EL])

The Bible of Hollywood - Develop and impart critical skills for
analyzing the role of the Bible and religion in popular culture through
our analysis of influential biblical blockbusters. Briallen Hopper (WOTA
728J)

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

Registrar's office will be closed from April 18-22.

------------------------
Chapel News (April 13-19)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 14- April 18) will

be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: NO MORNING WORSHIP AT 8:30, INSTEAD WE WILL MEET @ 9:00 AS WE
BEGIN COMMUNITY DAY.
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Carol Steinbrecher

Monday at 1:00 the Evangelical Fellowship will be hosting a special
worship service at which Tony Campolo will be speaking.

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. Kyle Childress 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Tim House.

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 opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews for updates.

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

------------------------
Thursday UU Worship
------------------------
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:

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)

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
------------------------
The Senior Breakfast is for all of the graduating seniors-all
denominations-all programs. It will be on May 7th @ 8AM in the dining
hall. RSVP by 4/25 to DHollis@ants.edu. This event is sponsored by the
UCC

------------------------
Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence
------------------------
On Friday April 25, 2008 10:00am-12:00pm there will be a seminar in the
Wilson Chapel,
"Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence."
Heather Ramsey, Courtney Stange-Tregear,and Bob Ingalls from Justice
Matters class will be presenting this seminar to the ANTS Community and
to the local community.

------------------------
Do you have "O-negative" blood?
------------------------
A young girl in my congregation has recently been diagnosed with a rare
blood decease, aplastic anemia. While she is waiting for a match for a
bone marrow donor, she has to have frequent blood transfusions. She
needs "O-negative" blood type, and Children's Hospital has said that
those with this type can donate blood and have it specifically
designated for her. If you can help, please contact me with at
kerribsaucier@juno.com. Our church is gathering names which her
parents will then provide to Children's Hospital to go on an approved
donor list for her. Once that list is created, we will let you know
where and how to donate the blood.

For those of you that do not have O-negative blood, please know that
blood donations of any type are always needed! Visit www.givelife.org (
http://www.givelife.org/ ) for the Red Cross listing of blood
donation sites.

Thanks for considering.
Kerri Saucier

------------------------
TABCOM offers professional ethics course
------------------------
The American Baptist churches of Massachusetts is offering a course on
Professional Ethics. This course, a requirement for ordination in
Massachusetts With the American Baptist Churches, will be held at West
Medford Baptist Church on Saturday May 3rd and Saturday May 10th.
Attendance on both Saturdays is required. The cost of the course is
$150. Please contact Rev. E. Darlene Williams as soon as possible to
sign up for this course. She can be reached at Williams@tabcom.org.
The deadline for signing up is this week end.

------------------------
Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
------------------------
A recording of the April 14th Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and
Associate Dean Drummond on the upcoming curriculum changes is now
available, along with the handout, on the Student Association Group
Connect page.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12
through the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 17th, 2008

In this message:

- Jonathan Edwards
- 2008-2009 course schedules
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Where are your papers and exams???
- In Her Own Voice
- Prayer Request
- GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
- From the Registrar's office
- Chapel News (April 13-19)
- Thursday UU Worship
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
- Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
- TABCOM offers professional ethics course
- Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
- Library schedule notice


------------------------
Jonathan Edwards
------------------------
On Monday, April 21, Andover Newton will celebrate the induction of new
members into the Jonathan Edwards Society. Each year, no more than
sixteen students are admitted to membership in Andover Newton's honor
society. The criteria include "superior academic achievement, high moral
character, and demonstrated promise of leadership." The faculty of
Andover Newton Theological School elect the members each year in the
Spring.

The celebration includes two events. At 5 pm on April 21, the annual
Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be held in the Wilson Chapel. This year's
lecture will be given by the Reverent Dr. Barbara Rossing, Professor of
New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. The title
of her lecture is "Apocalypse and Ecology: Is This the End of the
World?"

------------------------
2008-2009 course schedules
------------------------
Initial drafts of the 2008-2009 course schedules are posted on the
board just outside of the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please feel
free to drop by and review them as you are making your plans for the
next academic year.

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty

------------------------
ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, (Lynne.Eckman@abc-usa.org ) the
Asst. Manager National Ministries and the National Scholarship
Coordinator for the American Baptist Personnel Services, will be on
campus. She invites Baptist students to email her directly if they
would like to meet with her. And if you are free for lunch on the 24th
(which she will host) please RSVP directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis
(nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

------------------------
Where are your papers and exams???
------------------------
Perhaps you were wondering what ever happened to your final papers or
exams from the Fall or Winter semesters. Many of them have been returned
by professors to the Faculty Office (Worcester 105), where they are
waiting anxiously to be picked up by you. For your convenience, there is
a sheet posted on the board outside the office indicating which faculty
have returned papers. They spent time grading them, and you spent time
producing them, so make that time worthwhile by claiming them. There are
even collections of returns from 2006-2007, so please check - we need to
make room for the upcoming Spring semester!

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty

------------------------
In Her Own Voice
------------------------
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform
in the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare - commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger
community.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
Martha Bays' father died suddenly on Wednesday
afternoon in New York. Please keep Martha in your
prayers as she travels to be with her family.

------------------------
GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
------------------------
Please join us for informal worship, mingling, and conversations in a
small group format. This is a chance for spouses/partners to meet each
other and share experiences. Seminarians will also share among
ourselves.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20
3-5 PM
PECK ROOM

ALL FAITHS AND FORMS OF PARTNERSHIP WELCOME

Questions/RSVP to Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com OR Janet Bush
jbush@ants.edu. Sponsored by UU Student group at ANTS (UUCANS).

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Register for summer classes!
No late fee will be charge.

The Art of Theological Reflection - Integrate faith practices and
ministry development. Perfect for those preparing for ministry and those
engaged in the ministry of assisting other in reflecting theologically
on their ministry experiences. Richard Dickey (CMFE 734/834J)

God At Work - Situate Christian theology of work within the multiple
contexts of the current "faith/spirituality at work" movement in
pluralistic corporate settings of the United States, the economic
globalization process, and human flourishing. Nimi Wariboko (ETHI 785J)


Justice Matters - Take a personal tour of civil rights landmarks in
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Engage history and consider the
legacy of civil rights for ministry today. Nancy Nienhuis (INTE 602J)

Heroic Traditions in the Bible - Learn to read the Bible as an
adventure story with attention to popular culture, mythology, and
comparative literature. Greg Mobley (OLDT 654J)

Ethics in Literature - Read both classical and contemporary literary
works through the interpretative lens of ethics. Valerie Dixon (ETHI
767/867J)

Grounded in God - Consider structures and processes of
twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how
spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making
processes. Margaret Benefiel (PSYF 778J)

Recovery from Bereavement - Learn about the psychology of loss, types
of loss, trauma theory, phases of bereavement, disordered mourning,
dynamics of grief in families, and pastoral care to the bereaved.
J. Earl Thompson, Jr. (PSYP 648/848J)

Worship & The Arts Summer Institute - "Hearts Ablaze". Focus on the
renewal of worship through the creative use of the arts. Featuring Marty
Haugen and Susan Briehl, the Institute offers a blend of varied forms of
worship, keynote addresses, workshops, and informal occasions for
discussion and interaction on issues related to hymnody, music, and
worship. Ellen Oak (WOTA 715J)

Writing From the Soul- Reach deeply into your soul and practice
language as a transformative medium. Bonita S. Penfold (WOTA 760J)

Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation - Explore the key elements
of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a
disciple-forming community. Jeff Jones (CMLE 759J [EL])

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Principles and Virtues - Be
introduced to key theories, methods, figures, and terms of Christian
ethics. Most readings are in the primary works of significant authors in
the field. James Gubbins (ETHI 640J [EL])

Be Not Afraid: Introducing the Academic Study of the Bible - Be led
through an encounter with the major issues and methods of Old Testament
scholarship. Greg Mobley (OLDT 515J [EL])

The Bible of Hollywood - Develop and impart critical skills for
analyzing the role of the Bible and religion in popular culture through
our analysis of influential biblical blockbusters. Briallen Hopper (WOTA
728J)

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

Registrar's office will be closed from April 18-22.

------------------------
Chapel News (April 13-19)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 14- April 18) will

be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: NO MORNING WORSHIP AT 8:30, INSTEAD WE WILL MEET @ 9:00 AS WE
BEGIN COMMUNITY DAY.
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Carol Steinbrecher

Monday at 1:00 the Evangelical Fellowship will be hosting a special
worship service at which Tony Campolo will be speaking.

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. Kyle Childress 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Tim House.

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 opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews for updates.

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

------------------------
Thursday UU Worship
------------------------
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:

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)

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
------------------------
The Senior Breakfast is for all of the graduating seniors-all
denominations-all programs. It will be on May 7th @ 8AM in the dining
hall. RSVP by 4/25 to DHollis@ants.edu. This event is sponsored by the
UCC

------------------------
Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence
------------------------
On Friday April 25, 2008 10:00am-12:00pm there will be a seminar in the
Wilson Chapel,
"Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence."
Heather Ramsey, Courtney Stange-Tregear,and Bob Ingalls from Justice
Matters class will be presenting this seminar to the ANTS Community and
to the local community.

------------------------
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask

and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We

also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note

that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit: http://web.mac.com/

practical.matters/Practical_Matters/Submissions_Guidelines.html.

***

Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
letitia.campbell@emory.edu

------------------------
TABCOM offers professional ethics course
------------------------
The American Baptist churches of Massachusetts is offering a course on
Professional Ethics. This course, a requirement for ordination in
Massachusetts With the American Baptist Churches, will be held at West
Medford Baptist Church on Saturday May 3rd and Saturday May 10th.
Attendance on both Saturdays is required. The cost of the course is
$150. Please contact Rev. E. Darlene Williams as soon as possible to
sign up for this course. She can be reached at Williams@tabcom.org.
The deadline for signing up is this week end.

------------------------
Curriculum Changes Town Meeting Recording and Handout Available
------------------------
A recording of the April 14th Town Meeting with Dean Herzog and
Associate Dean Drummond on the upcoming curriculum changes is now
available, along with the handout, on the Student Association Group
Connect page.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12
through the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Reminder: On Community Day, April 15, the Library will be open
7:00-10:00 p.m. only.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

In this message:

- 2008-2009 course schedules
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Where are your papers and exams???
- In Her Own Voice
- Prayer Request for Burton Bagby and Family
- GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
- Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
- Chapel News (April 13-19)
- Thursday UU Worship
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
- Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
- TABCOM offers professional ethics course
- Open Labyrinth Walk
- Library schedule notice


------------------------
2008-2009 course schedules
------------------------
Initial drafts of the 2008-2009 course schedules are posted on the
board just outside of the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please feel
free to drop by and review them as you are making your plans for the
next academic year.

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty

------------------------
ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, (Lynne.Eckman@abc-usa.org ) the
Asst. Manager National Ministries and the National Scholarship
Coordinator for the American Baptist Personnel Services, will be on
campus. She invites Baptist students to email her directly if they
would like to meet with her. And if you are free for lunch on the 24th
(which she will host) please RSVP directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis
(nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

------------------------
Where are your papers and exams???
------------------------
Perhaps you were wondering what ever happened to your final papers or
exams from the Fall or Winter semesters. Many of them have been returned
by professors to the Faculty Office (Worcester 105), where they are
waiting anxiously to be picked up by you. For your convenience, there is
a sheet posted on the board outside the office indicating which faculty
have returned papers. They spent time grading them, and you spent time
producing them, so make that time worthwhile by claiming them. There are
even collections of returns from 2006-2007, so please check - we need to
make room for the upcoming Spring semester!

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty

------------------------
In Her Own Voice
------------------------
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform
in the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare - commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger
community.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

------------------------
Prayer Request for Burton Bagby and Family
------------------------
Burton's dear uncle, Burton Holloway Parks, passed on Monday. Burton
left to be with the family in Texas. He requests your prayers for him
and his partner Ron, and for the entire family.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
------------------------
Please join us for informal worship, mingling, and conversations in a
small group format. This is a chance for spouses/partners to meet each
other and share experiences. Seminarians will also share among
ourselves.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20
3-5 PM
PECK ROOM

ALL FAITHS AND FORMS OF PARTNERSHIP WELCOME

Questions/RSVP to Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com OR Janet Bush
jbush@ants.edu. Sponsored by UU Student group at ANTS (UUCANS).

------------------------
Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
------------------------
This is the official Call for Candidates for all Student Association
offices during the 2008-9 academic year. There are 5 offices for which
elections shall be held: President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and Student Life Chair. Descriptions of each can be found in
the SA Constitution, which you can access via Connect (go to the SA
page).

Should you wish to run for any of these offices, please forward to me
your name, which office you are seeking, and a 1 paragraph description
of yourself and why you are running. I need to receive this by the end
of the day (JBoyd@ants.edu) on Thursday, April 17. SA currently plans to
hold elections the week of April 21-25, with exact dates TBA.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Chapel News (April 13-19)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 14- April 18) will

be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: NO MORNING WORSHIP AT 8:30, INSTEAD WE WILL MEET @ 9:00 AS WE
BEGIN COMMUNITY DAY.
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Carol Steinbrecher

Monday at 1:00 the Evangelical Fellowship will be hosting a special
worship service at which Tony Campolo will be speaking.

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. Kyle Childress 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Tim House.

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 opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews for updates.

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

------------------------
Thursday UU Worship
------------------------
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!

Tim House will lead our worship this week, inspired by the words of
Michael Leunig: "A person kneels before a duck". God-talk might be
less about WHOM we're talking about (or to whom we're talking) and
more about HOW we are participating in the conversation.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
------------------------
The Senior Breakfast is for all of the graduating seniors-all
denominations-all programs. It will be on May 7th @ 8AM in the dining
hall. RSVP by 4/25 to DHollis@ants.edu. This event is sponsored by the
UCC

------------------------
Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence
------------------------
On Friday April 25, 2008 10:00am-12:00pm there will be a seminar in the
Wilson Chapel,
"Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence."
Heather Ramsey, Courtney Stange-Tregear,and Bob Ingalls from Justice
Matters class will be presenting this seminar to the ANTS Community and
to the local community.

------------------------
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask

and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We

also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note

that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit: http://web.mac.com/

practical.matters/Practical_Matters/Submissions_Guidelines.html.

***

Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
letitia.campbell@emory.edu

------------------------
TABCOM offers professional ethics course
------------------------
The American Baptist churches of Massachusetts is offering a course on
Professional Ethics. This course, a requirement for ordination in
Massachusetts With the American Baptist Churches, will be held at West
Medford Baptist Church on Saturday May 3rd and Saturday May 10th.
Attendance on both Saturdays is required. The cost of the course is
$150. Please contact Rev. E. Darlene Williams as soon as possible to
sign up for this course. She can be reached at Williams@tabcom.org.
The deadline for signing up is this week end.

------------------------
Open Labyrinth Walk
------------------------
Thursday, April 17
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Come anytime to experience this ancient spiritual practice. If you
have never walked a labyrinth before, we will be there to help you get
started.

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

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12
through the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Reminder: On Community Day, April 15, the Library will be open
7:00-10:00 p.m. only.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

In this message:

- Great Preaching series - Kyle Childress Wednesday April 16th 1PM
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Spiritual Journeys welcomes Jeff Jones on April 16th at 4:30PM
- In Her Own Voice
- Prayer Request for Burton Bagby and Family
- GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
- Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
- Chapel News (April 13-19)
- Thursday UU Worship
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
- SA Treasurer Resignation
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
- TABCOM offers professional ethics course
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Library schedule notice


------------------------
Great Preaching series - Kyle Childress Wednesday April 16th 1PM
------------------------
At 1PM in Wilson Chapel Kyle Childress will continue our Great
Preaching series. - Kyle Childress has served as the pastor of Austin
Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, an East Texas college town, since
1989. Austin Heights Baptist is a small congregation affiliated with the
Alliance of Baptists, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Baptist
World Alliance, and the Baptist General Convention of Texas. It is also
a partner church with the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

Kyle is a graduate of Baylor University and Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary, and has pursued further study at Duke University
Divinity School. A frequent contributor to Christian Century and a
recent recipient of a Lilly Foundation grant for Clergy Renewal, Kyle
spent his sabbatical in England reading and visiting parishes led by
pastors who are known for both their preaching and writing skills.


------------------------
ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, (Lynne.Eckman@abc-usa.org ) the
Asst. Manager National Ministries and the National Scholarship
Coordinator for the American Baptist Personnel Services, will be on
campus. She invites Baptist students to email her directly if they
would like to meet with her. And if you are free for lunch on the 24th
(which she will host) please RSVP directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis
(nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

------------------------
Spiritual Journeys welcomes Jeff Jones on April 16th at 4:30PM
------------------------
Wednesday April 16th at 4:30PM Spiritual Journeys will host ANTS'
Director of Distance Learning and Adjunct Professor, Dr. Jeff Jones. All
students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend this informal and
meaningful program in the President's home.

------------------------
In Her Own Voice
------------------------
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform
in the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare - commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger
community.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

------------------------
Prayer Request for Burton Bagby and Family
------------------------
Burton's dear uncle, Burton Holloway Parks, passed on yesterday.
Burton left to be with the family in Texas. He requests your prayers
for him and his partner Ron, and for the entire family.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
------------------------
Please join us for informal worship, mingling, and conversations in a
small group format. This is a chance for spouses/partners to meet each
other and share experiences. Seminarians will also share among
ourselves.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20
3-5 PM
PECK ROOM

ALL FAITHS AND FORMS OF PARTNERSHIP WELCOME

Questions/RSVP to Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com OR Janet Bush
jbush@ants.edu. Sponsored by UU Student group at ANTS (UUCANS).

------------------------
Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
------------------------
This is the official Call for Candidates for all Student Association
offices during the 2008-9 academic year. There are 5 offices for which
elections shall be held: President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and Student Life Chair. Descriptions of each can be found in
the SA Constitution, which you can access via Connect (go to the SA
page).

Should you wish to run for any of these offices, please forward to me
your name, which office you are seeking, and a 1 paragraph description
of yourself and why you are running. I need to receive this by the end
of the day (JBoyd@ants.edu) on Thursday, April 17. SA currently plans to
hold elections the week of April 21-25, with exact dates TBA.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Chapel News (April 13-19)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 14- April 18) will

be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: NO MORNING WORSHIP AT 8:30, INSTEAD WE WILL MEET @ 9:00 AS WE
BEGIN COMMUNITY DAY.
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Carol Steinbrecher

Monday at 1:00 the Evangelical Fellowship will be hosting a special
worship service at which Tony Campolo will be speaking.

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. Kyle Childress 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 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Tim House.

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 opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews for updates.

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

------------------------
Thursday UU Worship
------------------------
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!

Tim House will lead our worship this week, inspired by the words of
Michael Leunig: "A person kneels before a duck". God-talk might be
less about WHOM we're talking about (or to whom we're talking) and
more about HOW we are participating in the conversation.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
------------------------
The Senior Breakfast is for all of the graduating seniors-all
denominations-all programs. It will be on May 7th @ 8AM in the dining
hall. RSVP by 4/25 to DHollis@ants.edu. This event is sponsored by the
UCC

------------------------
SA Treasurer Resignation
------------------------
Due to personal reasons, Eric Wasileski has found, with regret, that he
cannot accept the position of SA Treasurer. The SA Executive will submit
a budget for approval as soon as possible. In the mean time, the SA will
also continue to make payments and reimbursements as they come in.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Len Hayward
SA President

------------------------
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask

and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We

also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note

that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit: http://web.mac.com/

practical.matters/Practical_Matters/Submissions_Guidelines.html.

***

Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
letitia.campbell@emory.edu

------------------------
TABCOM offers professional ethics course
------------------------
The American Baptist churches of Massachusetts is offering a course on
Professional Ethics. This course, a requirement for ordination in
Massachusetts With the American Baptist Churches, will be held at West
Medford Baptist Church on Saturday May 3rd and Saturday May 10th.
Attendance on both Saturdays is required. The cost of the course is
$150. Please contact Rev. E. Darlene Williams as soon as possible to
sign up for this course. She can be reached at Williams@tabcom.org.
The deadline for signing up is this week end.

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

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12
through the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Reminder: On Community Day, April 15, the Library will be open
7:00-10:00 p.m. only.

Friday, April 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 10th, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Sign up for Community Day!
- In Her Own Voice
- Student Lounge
- GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
- Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- SA Treasurer Resignation
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
- TABCOM offers professional ethics course
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Notice for Friday store hours
- Library schedule notice


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

------------------------
ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, (Lynne.Eckman@abc-usa.org ) the
Asst. Manager National Ministries and the National Scholarship
Coordinator for the American Baptist Personnel Services, will be on
campus. She invites Baptist students to email her directly if they
would like to meet with her. And if you are free for lunch on the 24th
(which she will host) please RSVP directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis
(nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day!
------------------------
What do President Nick Carter, Academic Dean Bill Herzog, and Professors
Bob Pazmino, Beth Nordbeck, Sarah Drummond, Sharon Thornton, and Mark
Heim have in common? They and more of their colleagues are all
participating in Community Day on Tuesday, April 15! You can too.
Please email me to be put on the volunteer list. 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.
Please let me know if you have limitations with regard to the kind of
work you can do. A couple days before the 15th I'll be emailing
everyone with their team assignments. The day will once again being
with 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. We will be in small teams heading off to various areas around
Boston and lunch will be provided. 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.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
In Her Own Voice
------------------------
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Dothe premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare - commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger
community.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

------------------------
Student Lounge
------------------------
Dear Students,

On Friday, April 11th, the student lounge will be used for the
Non-Violent Atonement Conference from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Thank you in
advance for your flexibility and cooperation.

------------------------
GATHERING FOR SEMINARIANS AND OUR SPOUSES/PARTNERS "WE'RE IN THIS
TOGETHER"
------------------------
Please join us for informal worship, mingling, and conversations in a
small group format. This is a chance for spouses/partners to meet each
other and share experiences. Seminarians will also share among
ourselves.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20
3-5 PM
PECK ROOM

ALL FAITHS AND FORMS OF PARTNERSHIP WELCOME

Questions/RSVP to Christina Sillari omkrimkali@aol.com OR Janet Bush
jbush@ants.edu. Sponsored by UU Student group at ANTS (UUCANS).

------------------------
Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
------------------------
This is the official Call for Candidates for all Student Association
offices during the 2008-9 academic year. There are 5 offices for which
elections shall be held: President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and Student Life Chair. Descriptions of each can be found in
the SA Constitution, which you can access via Connect (go to the SA
page).

Should you wish to run for any of these offices, please forward to me
your name, which office you are seeking, and a 1 paragraph description
of yourself and why you are running. I need to receive this by the end
of the day (JBoyd@ants.edu) on Thursday, April 17. SA currently plans to
hold elections the week of April 21-25, with exact dates TBA.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

------------------------
Chapel News (April 6-12)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 7- April 11) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Delia (Bill will also be sharing some of his music with
us)
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd (LOCATION: TBA)

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

Joel Kemp will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm. Joel's father, Jesse
Kemp, will be offering a musical meditation during communion also.

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

Wednesday evening @ 6:00 there will also be a Jazz Vespers in the Wilson
Chapel hosted by the BSF.

Thursday at 1:00 the Black Student Fellowship will be worshiping in the
Chapel.

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
------------------------
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Community Day,
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. People participating in
Community Day will be back on campus in time to participate in this
event.

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.

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast
------------------------
The senior breakfast for those graduating will be held on May 7th @ 8AM
in the Dining hall-sponsored by the UCC fellowship.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event by April 28th to me @
DHollis@ants.edu.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

------------------------
SA Treasurer Resignation
------------------------
Due to personal reasons, Eric Wasileski has found, with regret, that he
cannot accept the position of SA Treasurer. The SA Executive will submit
a budget for approval as soon as possible. In the mean time, the SA will
also continue to make payments and reimbursements as they come in.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Len Hayward
SA President

------------------------
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We
also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note
that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit: http://web.mac.com/
practical.matters/Practical_Matters/Submissions_Guidelines.html.

***

Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
letitia.campbell@emory.edu

------------------------
TABCOM offers professional ethics course
------------------------
The American Baptist churches of Massachusetts is offering a course on
Professional Ethics. This course, a requirement for ordination in
Massachusetts With the American Baptist Churches, will be held at West
Medford Baptist Church on SaturdAttendance on both Saturdays is required. The cost of the course is
$150. Please contact Rev. E. Darlene Williams as soon as possible to
sign up for this course. She can be reached at Williams@tabcom.org.
The deadline for signing up is this week end.

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

------------------------
Notice for Friday store hours
------------------------
The bookstore will be closed Friday morning while staff tend the
booktable at the Nonviolent Atonement conference in Wilson Chapel. The
store will open at 1 pm and be open until 4 pm.

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12 through
the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reminder: On Community Day, April 15, the Library will be open
7:00-10:00 p.m. only.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Sign up for Community Day!
- In Her Own Voice
- Director of Community Relations
- BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
14:18
- Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
- BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
- Is Field Education in your future?
- UCC Scholarships
- Library schedule notice


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

------------------------
ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, the Asst. Manager National
Ministries and the National Scholarship Coordinator for the American
Baptist Personnel Services, will be on campus. She invites Baptist
students to email her directly if they would like to meet with her. And
if you are free for lunch on the 24th (which she will host) please RSVP
directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis (nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day!
------------------------
What do President Nick Carter, Academic Dean Bill Herzog, and
Professors Bob Pazmino, Beth Nordbeck, Sarah Drummond, Sharon Thornton,
and Mark Heim have in common? They and more of their colleagues are
all participating in Community Day on Tuesday, April 15! You can too.
Please email me to be put on the volunteer list. 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.
Please let me know if you have limitations with regard to the kind of
work you can do. A couple days before the 15th I'll be emailing
everyone with their team assignments. The day will once again being
with 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. We will be in small teams heading off to various areas around
Boston and lunch will be provided. 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.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
In Her Own Voice
------------------------
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform
in the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare - commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger
community.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

------------------------
Director of Community Relations
------------------------
I'm thrilled to announce the arrival of a new member of the
Institutional Advancement team. Devon Bates has joined us as Director
of Community Relations. She will work in the area of Church and Alumni
Relations, as well as in marketing, the web and the infamous "other
duties as assigned."

Devon comes to us with development experience and a strong background
in PR and Marketing. She has a deep commitment to environmental issues
and has worked with the Mystic Aquarium, the Environmental Studies
Institute and the California Coastal Commission. We are so happy to have
her join us!

Her office is Dabney 16 - please stop by and introduce yourself and
welcome her to our community.

------------------------
BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
14:18
------------------------
This year has seen some sadness, trial and loss visit our community.
The Black Student Fellowship Chapel this Thursday will focus on God's
ability to get us through tough times and to comfort us even in the
darkest of times. Whether your heart be broken, tired, confused, at the
end of its rope, or standing in solidarity with others experiencing
difficulty right now, we invite you to join us in Wilson Chapel at 1pm
this Thursday as we support each other in the body of Christ through
worship.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear not evil: for though art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me"

------------------------
Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
------------------------
Please Join Andy Andrews, Philip Fitz, & Waetie Kumahia for an
evening of community building as we lead a training on how to create
supportive relationships as allies amongst whites and people of color.
This is part of the Justice Matters course.

Whether you are a student, a community activist, a preacher, or a
leader in your family, this workshop will offer an opportunity to
examine
how we can all benefit from building alliances and supporting the
growth
of everyone in our many communities.

WHERE? Andover Newton Theological School, Davis Hall, Room 301
WHEN? Thursday, April 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Questions? Please call Waetie at (781) 329-6059

------------------------
Chapel News (April 6-12)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 7- April 11) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Delia (Bill will also be sharing some of his music with
us)
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd (LOCATION: TBA)

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

Joel Kemp will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm. Joel's father, Jesse
Kemp, will be offering a musical meditation during communion also.

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

Wednesday evening @ 6:00 there will also be a Jazz Vespers in the
Wilson Chapel hosted by the BSF.

Thursday at 1:00 the Black Student Fellowship will be worshiping in the
Chapel.

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Community
Day, 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. People participating in
Community Day will be back on campus in time to participate in this
event.

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.

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast
------------------------
The senior breakfast for those graduating will be held on May 7th @ 8AM
in the Dining hall-sponsored by the UCC fellowship.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event by April 28th to me @
DHollis@ants.edu.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

------------------------
Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
------------------------
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.

------------------------
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask

and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We

also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note

that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit: http://web.mac.com/

practical.matters/Practical_Matters/Submissions_Guidelines.html.

***

Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
letitia.campbell@emory.edu

------------------------
BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
------------------------
Any and all wishing to sing in the Black Student Fellowship Chapel this
Thursday, we will be rehearsing in Wilson Chapel at 12:20 sharp this
week, with worship to follow immediately at 1pm. Contact Ngozi Robinson
at ngozi@ngozitr.com with any questions.

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

------------------------
UCC Scholarships
------------------------
Edwin Whitney Trust Fund Scholarship: Preference for this $1,000 is
given to
a Connecticut resident preparing for UCC ministry. A student may apply
for
aid each year but total amount awarded may not exceed $2,000 over the
course
of study. Application deadline is May 31, 2008.

Storrs Congregational Church
2 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 6268
USA


Grant(s):

Edwin Whitney Fund
Deadline: May 31

Grant Description: Grants from the Whitney fund are available to
Connecticut
residents who are preparing for ministry in the United Church of
Christ.
Preference will be given to residents of Mansfield, CT. Awards will be
made
up to a maximum of $2,000 per person over the recipient's full course
of
study.


------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12
through the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Reminder: On Community Day, April 15, the Library will be open
7:00-10:00 p.m. only.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

In this message:

- Food
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Sign up for Community Day!
- In Her Own Voice
- Director of Community Relations
- BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
14:18
- Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
- BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
- Is Field Education in your future?
- UCC Scholarships
- Important information regarding Mathew Mumbauer


------------------------
Food
------------------------
The UCC sponsors a food pantry for anyone that needs food. The kitchen
in the student union has supplies on the shelf- just help yourself. I
am encouraging everyone to donate as you are able. Bring
non-perishables in and put them on the shelf or you may purchase store
cards while you do your own shopping and give them to Dean Nancy.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Hollis Co-mod UCC

------------------------
ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
------------------------
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, the Asst. Manager National
Ministries and the National Scholarship Coordinator for the American
Baptist Personnel Services, will be on campus. She invites Baptist
students to email her directly if they would like to meet with her. And
if you are free for lunch on the 24th (which she will host) please RSVP
directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis (nnienhuis@ants.edu) to reserve a spot.

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day!
------------------------
What do President Nick Carter, Academic Dean Bill Herzog, and
Professors Bob Pazmino, Beth Nordbeck, Sarah Drummond, Sharon Thornton,
and Mark Heim have in common? They and more of their colleagues are
all participating in Community Day on Tuesday, April 15! You can too.
Please email me to be put on the volunteer list. 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.
Please let me know if you have limitations with regard to the kind of
work you can do. A couple days before the 15th I'll be emailing
everyone with their team assignments. The day will once again being
with 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. We will be in small teams heading off to various areas around
Boston and lunch will be provided. 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.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
In Her Own Voice
------------------------
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform
in the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare – commercials; in
theater ,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger
community.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

------------------------
Director of Community Relations
------------------------
I'm thrilled to announce the arrival of a new member of the
Institutional Advancement team. Devon Bates has joined us as Director
of Community Relations. She will work in the area of Church and Alumni
Relations, as well as in marketing, the web and the infamous "other
duties as assigned."

Devon comes to us with development experience and a strong background
in PR and Marketing. She has a deep commitment to environmental issues
and has worked with the Mystic Aquarium, the Environmental Studies
Institute and the California Coastal Commission. We are so happy to have
her join us!

Her office is Dabney 16 - please stop by and introduce yourself and
welcome her to our community.

------------------------
BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
14:18
------------------------
This year has seen some sadness, trial and loss visit our community.
The Black Student Fellowship Chapel this Thursday will focus on God's
ability to get us through tough times and to comfort us even in the
darkest of times. Whether your heart be broken, tired, confused, at the
end of its rope, or standing in solidarity with others experiencing
difficulty right now, we invite you to join us in Wilson Chapel at 1pm
this Thursday as we support each other in the body of Christ through
worship.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear not evil: for though art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me"

------------------------
Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
------------------------
Please Join Andy Andrews, Philip Fitz, & Waetie Kumahia for an
evening of community building as we lead a training on how to create
supportive relationships as allies amongst whites and people of color.
This is part of the Justice Matters course.

Whether you are a student, a community activist, a preacher, or a
leader in your family, this workshop will offer an opportunity to
examine
how we can all benefit from building alliances and supporting the
growth
of everyone in our many communities.

WHERE? Andover Newton Theological School, Davis Hall, Room 301
WHEN? Thursday, April 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Questions? Please call Waetie at (781) 329-6059

------------------------
Chapel News (April 6-12)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 7- April 11) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Delia (Bill will also be sharing some of his music with
us)
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd (LOCATION: TBA)

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

Joel Kemp will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm. Joel's father, Jesse
Kemp, will be offering a musical meditation during communion also.

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

Wednesday evening @ 6:00 there will also be a Jazz Vespers in the
Wilson Chapel hosted by the BSF.

Thursday at 1:00 the Black Student Fellowship will be worshiping in the
Chapel.

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship is proud to present an evening of jazz
vespers
Wednesday April 9th from 6-8pm. Live music, spoken word, dramatic
presentation and more will be featured as we meditate and celebrate
through
implicit worship and praise and come together in fellowship. This
wonderful
evening will also include a special presentation to Professor Valerie
Dixon
in recognition of her years of service at Andover Newton. All are
invited.

If you are interested in being involved in the program or have any
questions
please contact Ngozi Robinson at ngozi@ngozitr.com

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast
------------------------
The senior breakfast for those graduating will be held on May 7th @ 8AM
in the Dining hall-sponsored by the UCC fellowship.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event by April 28th to me @
DHollis@ants.edu.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

------------------------
Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
------------------------
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.

------------------------
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask

and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We

also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note

that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit: http://web.mac.com/

practical.matters/Practical_Matters/Submissions_Guidelines.html.

***

Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
letitia.campbell@emory.edu

------------------------
BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
------------------------
Any and all wishing to sing in the Black Student Fellowship Chapel this
Thursday, we will be rehearsing in Wilson Chapel at 12:20 sharp this
week, with worship to follow immediately at 1pm. Contact Ngozi Robinson
at ngozi@ngozitr.com with any questions.

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

------------------------
UCC Scholarships
------------------------
Edwin Whitney Trust Fund Scholarship: Preference for this $1,000 is
given to
a Connecticut resident preparing for UCC ministry. A student may apply
for
aid each year but total amount awarded may not exceed $2,000 over the
course
of study. Application deadline is May 31, 2008.

Storrs Congregational Church
2 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 6268
USA


Grant(s):

Edwin Whitney Fund
Deadline: May 31

Grant Description: Grants from the Whitney fund are available to
Connecticut
residents who are preparing for ministry in the United Church of
Christ.
Preference will be given to residents of Mansfield, CT. Awards will be
made
up to a maximum of $2,000 per person over the recipient's full course
of
study.


------------------------
Important information regarding Mathew Mumbauer
------------------------
Hello my kindred spirits.

I want to thank all of you for your concerns and prayers in lifting up
mathew. It has been a very difficult time as his condition doesn't seem
to be improving. He is stable but is still in ICU. I also want to thank
all of you who have given out of your need. As a seminarian, I know for
some, a sacrifice was made in that giving. May The Triune God and the
Universe bless your giving and multiply it to you 100 fold! I will
keep you all up dated.

You are invited to go to Mathew's care page. feel free to write a
prayer or special thought. Also we are looking for jokes. I am a firm
believer that Laughter is like medicine. In mathew's case laughter will
exercise his involuntary muscles and in that it can assist in his
gaining strength.


Dear Friend or Family Member ,


You've been invited to visit Mathew's online CarePage. A personalized
Web page, called a CarePage, has been created for Mathew so you can
easily receive the latest news, view photos and share messages of
support.

To visit the CarePage, please copy and paste the link below:

http://www.carepages.com/ServeCarePage?cpn=liftingupmathew&ipc=cpinviteemail


(If you cannot click through this link, please copy and paste the
entire
URL into your browser's address window.)

...or you can use these manual instructions:

1. Go to http://www.carepages.com

2. Click "Visit a CarePage"
3. Register (first-time users only)
4. After you've registered, enter the exact CarePage Name below:

liftingupmathew

I am so grateful for your compassion, love and support

DJ

Monday, April 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 7th, 2008

In this message:

- Food
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Sign up for Community Day!
- In Her Own Voice
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
14:18
- Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
- BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
- Is Field Education in your future?
- FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
- Important information regarding Mathew Mumbauer


------------------------
Food
------------------------
The UCC sponsors a food pantry for anyone that needs food. The kitchen
in the student union has supplies on the shelf- just help yourself. I
am encouraging everyone to donate as you are able. Bring
non-perishables in and put them on the shelf or you may purchase store
cards while you do your own shopping and give them to Dean Nancy.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Hollis Co-mod UCC

------------------------
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Community Day,
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. People participating in
Community Day will be back on campus in time to participate in this
event.

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.

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day!
------------------------
What do President Nick Carter, Academic Dean Bill Herzog, and Professors
Bob Pazmino, Beth Nordbeck, Sarah Drummond, Sharon Thornton, and Mark
Heim have in common? They and more of their colleagues are all
participating in Community Day on Tuesday, April 15! You can too.
Please email me to be put on the volunteer list. 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.
Please let me know if you have limitations with regard to the kind of
work you can do. A couple days before the 15th I'll be emailing
everyone with their team assignments. The day will once again being
with 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. We will be in small teams heading off to various areas around
Boston and lunch will be provided. 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.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
In Her Own Voice
------------------------
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform in
the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare – commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
pulpit.
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

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

------------------------
BSF Chapel this Thursday - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" -John
14:18
------------------------
This year has seen some sadness, trial and loss visit our community.
The Black Student Fellowship Chapel this Thursday will focus on God's
ability to get us through tough times and to comfort us even in the
darkest of times. Whether your heart be broken, tired, confused, at the
end of its rope, or standing in solidarity with others experiencing
difficulty right now, we invite you to join us in Wilson Chapel at 1pm
this Thursday as we support each other in the body of Christ through
worship.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear not evil: for though art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me" -

------------------------
Workshop on whites/people of color as allies Thurs. 6:30
------------------------
Please Join Andy Andrews, Philip Fitz, & Waetie Kumahia for an
evening of community building as we lead a training on how to create
supportive relationships as allies amongst whites and people of color.
This is part of the Justice Matters course.

Whether you are a student, a community activist, a preacher, or a
leader in your family, this workshop will offer an opportunity to
examine
how we can all benefit from building alliances and supporting the growth
of everyone in our many communities.

WHERE? Andover Newton Theological School, Davis Hall, Room 301
WHEN? Thursday, April 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Questions? Please call Waetie at (781) 329-6059

------------------------
Chapel News (April 6-12)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 7- April 11) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Delia (Bill will also be sharing some of his music with
us)
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd (LOCATION: TBA)

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

Joel Kemp will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm. Joel's father, Jesse
Kemp, will be offering a musical meditation during communion also.

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

Wednesday evening @ 6:00 there will also be a Jazz Vespers in the Wilson
Chapel hosted by the BSF.

Thursday at 1:00 the Black Student Fellowship will be worshiping in the
Chapel.

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
e


------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship is proud to present an evening of jazz
vespers
Wednesday April 9th from 6-8pm. Live music, spoken word, dramatic
presentation and more will be featured as we meditate and celebrate
through
implicit worship and praise and come together in fellowship. This
wonderful
evening will also include a special presentation to Professor Valerie
Dixon
in recognition of her years of service at Andover Newton. All are
invited.

If you are interested in being involved in the program or have any
questions
please contact Ngozi Robinson at ngozi@ngozitr.com

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast
------------------------
The senior breakfast for those graduating will be held on May 7th @ 8AM
in the Dining hall-sponsored by the UCC fellowship.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event by April 28th to me @
DHollis@ants.edu.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

------------------------
Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
------------------------
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.

------------------------
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PRACTICAL MATTERS
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We
also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note
that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit: Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
letitia.campbell@emory.edu

------------------------
BSF Gospel Chorus Rehearsal Thursday 12:20
------------------------
Any and all wishing to sing in the Black Student Fellowship Chapel this
Thursday, we will be rehearsing in Wilson Chapel at 12:20 sharp this
week, with worship to follow immediately at 1pm. Contact Ngozi Robinson
at ngozi@ngozitr.com with any questions.

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

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

------------------------
Important information regarding Mathew Mumbauer
------------------------
Hello my kindred spirits.

I want to thank all of you for your concerns and prayers in lifting up
mathew. It has been a very difficult time as his condition doesn't seem
to be improving. He is stable but is still in ICU. I also want to thank
all of you who have given out of your need. As a seminarian, I know for
some, a sacrifice was made in that giving. May The Triune God and the
Universe bless your giving and multiply it to you 100 fold! I will
keep you all up dated.

You are invited to go to Mathew's care page. feel free to write a
prayer or special thought. Also we are looking for jokes. I am a firm
believer that Laughter is like medicine. In mathew's case laughter will
exercise his involuntary muscles and in that it can assist in his
gaining strength.


Dear Friend or Family Member ,


You've been invited to visit Mathew's online CarePage. A personalized
Web page, called a CarePage, has been created for Mathew so you can
easily receive the latest news, view photos and share messages of
support.

To visit the CarePage, please copy and paste the link below:

http://www.carepages.com/ServeCarePage?cpn=liftingupmathew&ipc=cpinviteemail

(If you cannot click through this link, please copy and paste the entire
URL into your browser's address window.)

...or you can use these manual instructions:

1. Go to http://www.carepages.com
2. Click "Visit a CarePage"
3. Register (first-time users only)
4. After you've registered, enter the exact CarePage Name below:

liftingupmathew

I am so grateful for your compassion, love and support

DJ

Friday, April 04, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 4th, 2008

In this message:

- Accreditation Self-Study on Connect
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
- Prof. Mark Burrows to be on Television this Sunday
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur THIS SUNDAY!
- Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might
be writing.
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5 at 7:30!
- UUCANS Worship Schedule
- Is Field Education in your future?
- FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
- Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry


------------------------
Accreditation Self-Study on Connect
------------------------
As part of the upcoming accreditation process, Andover Newton had
completed and published a self-study document. Any students interested
in viewing this document can access it under the "Campus Life" tab in
Connect.

------------------------
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Community
Day, 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. People participating in
Community Day will be back on campus in time to participate in this
event.

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.

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

------------------------
Prof. Mark Burrows to be on Television this Sunday
------------------------
Prof. Mark Burrows will appear on the Channel 5 program "City Line"
this Sunday, April 6 at noon. as part of a discussion of prophetic
preaching on race issues, growing out of the recent controversy
surrounding the preaching of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Tune in to
get an Andover Newton perspective!

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

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur THIS SUNDAY!
------------------------
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 THIS 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.

------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might be
writing.
------------------------
I'll be on campus (Worcester 302) every Tuesday 10 to 3, into the
first week of May. But April 15 is Community Day, so that week I'll
come on Thursday the 17th, 12 to 3.

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

I look forward to working with you!

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

------------------------
Chapel News (April 6-12)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 7- April 11) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Delia (Bill will also be sharing some of his music with
us)
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd (LOCATION: TBA)

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

Joel Kemp will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm. Joel's father, Jesse
Kemp, will be offering a musical meditation during communion also.

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

Wednesday evening @ 6:00 there will also be a Jazz Vespers in the
Wilson Chapel hosted by the BSF.

Thursday at 1:00 the Black Student Fellowship will be worshiping in the
Chapel.

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship is proud to present an evening of jazz
vespers
Wednesday April 9th from 6-8pm. Live music, spoken word, dramatic
presentation and more will be featured as we meditate and celebrate
through
implicit worship and praise and come together in fellowship. This
wonderful
evening will also include a special presentation to Professor Valerie
Dixon
in recognition of her years of service at Andover Newton. All are
invited.

If you are interested in being involved in the program or have any
questions
please contact Ngozi Robinson at ngozi@ngozitr.com

------------------------
The Graduating Senior Breakfast
------------------------
The senior breakfast for those graduating will be held on May 7th @ 8AM
in the Dining hall-sponsored by the UCC fellowship.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event by April 28th to me @
DHollis@ants.edu.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

------------------------
Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
------------------------
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.

------------------------
Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5 at 7:30!
------------------------
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

------------------------
UUCANS Worship Schedule
------------------------
Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

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

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

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is hosting Other Sheep
this Saturday at 3 p.m.

The program will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The event
will be 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. Begun in Latin America in 1992, its purpose
is to network with and equip those who seek to challenge existing
prejudices and discriminatory practices, especially in the areas of
theological and pastoral training, human and civil rights, and HIV/AIDS
prevention and care.

STEVE PARELLI, Executive Director of Other Sheep, and JOSE ORTIZ, his
life partner and Other Sheep co-Coordinator for Africa 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. For more information about Other
Sheep, visit www.othersheep.org.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to explore how
to be both progressive and gently evangelical in today's world. For more
information, visit:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Evangelical_Fellowship_at_Andover_Newton/

Thursday, April 03, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Prof. Mark Burrows to be on Television this Sunday
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur THIS SUNDAY!
- Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might
be writing.
- Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
- Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
- WOMEN'S RETREAT NEXT WEEK - APRIL 7-8
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5 at 7:30!
- UUCANS Worship Schedule
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
April14!
- FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
- Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry


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

------------------------
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
------------------------
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Community
Day, 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. People participating in
Community Day will be back on campus in time to participate in this
event.

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.

------------------------
Prof. Mark Burrows to be on Television this Sunday
------------------------
Prof. Mark Burrows will appear on the Channel 5 program "City Line"
this Sunday, April 6 at noon. as part of a discussion of prophetic
preaching on race issues, growing out of the recent controversy
surrounding the preaching of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Tune in to
get an Andover Newton perspective!

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

------------------------
U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur THIS SUNDAY!
------------------------
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 THIS 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.

------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might be
writing.
------------------------
I'll be on campus (Worcester 302) every Tuesday 10 to 3, into the
first week of May. But April 15 is Community Day, so that week I'll
come on Thursday the 17th, 12 to 3.

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

I look forward to working with you!

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

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

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship is proud to present an evening of jazz
vespers
Wednesday April 9th from 6-8pm. Live music, spoken word, dramatic
presentation and more will be featured as we meditate and celebrate
through
implicit worship and praise and come together in fellowship. This
wonderful
evening will also include a special presentation to Professor Valerie
Dixon
in recognition of her years of service at Andover Newton. All are
invited.

If you are interested in being involved in the program or have any
questions
please contact Ngozi Robinson at ngozi@ngozitr.com

------------------------
WOMEN'S RETREAT NEXT WEEK - APRIL 7-8
------------------------
The women's retreat "Nourishing the Soul", sponsored by the Journeys
of
Faith program at First Parish in Weston, is a week away and there are a
few
spaces left if you¹d like to join us.

Our group is delightfully diverse - cross-generational and
multi-denominational, with a rich set of backgrounds and interests. It
will
be a treat to be in one another's company; to be served delicious home
cooked meals by the Benedictine monks in our own private retreat home;
and
to refuel, replenish and re-coop in a sacred circle of fellowship.

We gather at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, in Hingham, MA at the
Glastonbury
Abbey and will wrap up by 4:00 p.m. the following day. There will be
time
for socializing, individual contemplation, and exploration together of
spiritual practices that come from a variety of disciplines, cultures
and
faith traditions.

If you'd like to join us please be in touch with Carol Hohle
(carol@inspirationhouse.org) as soon as possible. Fee: $135.
Registration
closes at the end of the day, Thursday, April 3.

------------------------
Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
------------------------
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.

------------------------
Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5 at 7:30!
------------------------
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

------------------------
UUCANS Worship Schedule
------------------------
Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

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

------------------------
Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
April14!
------------------------
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

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

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is hosting Other Sheep
this Saturday at 3 p.m.

The program will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The event
will be 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. Begun in Latin America in 1992, its purpose
is to network with and equip those who seek to challenge existing
prejudices and discriminatory practices, especially in the areas of
theological and pastoral training, human and civil rights, and HIV/AIDS
prevention and care.

STEVE PARELLI, Executive Director of Other Sheep, and JOSE ORTIZ, his
life partner and Other Sheep co-Coordinator for Africa 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. For more information about Other
Sheep, visit www.othersheep.org.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to explore how
to be both progressive and gently evangelical in today's world. For more
information, visit:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Evangelical_Fellowship_at_Andover_Newton/

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Plans for 2008 Commencement Exercises Announced
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- Koinonia Preaching Festival
- Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might
be writing.
- Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
- Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
- WOMEN'S RETREAT NEXT WEEK - APRIL 7-8
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5!
- UUCANS Lunch Gathering and Worship Thursday April 3rd 12:00-1:00
Upper Noyes (then there is worship at 1:00)
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
April14!
- Resident Representative Applications Due Tuesday April 15
- Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry


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

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

------------------------
Plans for 2008 Commencement Exercises Announced
------------------------
Plans for 2008 Commencement Exercises Announced
Rev. Dr. Mary Luti to speak - International guests to be recognized

President Nick Carter today announced the plans for the 2008
commencement exercises at Andover Newton Theological School. The
commencement will be held on Saturday May 17th at 2:00PM in the
sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Newton. These ceremonies mark
the close of the school's 200th anniversary year celebrations. A
reception for graduates and their guests will be held on the Andover
Newton campus immediately following.

The keynote speaker for Commencement will be Rev. Dr. Mary Luti, Senior
Minister of the historic First Church in Cambridge (UCC). Also being
recognized in the ceremonies will be three international guests, Rev.
Huitung Chan from Tao Fong Shan Christian Center in Hong Kong, China and
Rev. Maung Maung Yi, Academic Dean of the Myanmar Institute of Theology
in Myanmar/Burma, and Dr. Mohan Larbeer, Principal of Tamilnadu
Theological Seminary, Madurai, India. President Carter said, "Mary Luti
is a great example of innovative pastoral leadership and spiritual
vitality for which our churches are so hungry. The school is honored to
invite her to address our graduates." Carter added: "The three
international guests are each distinguished leaders in their own
countries and, given Andover Newton's remarkable history in mission, I
am thrilled that we can celebrate that history in the midst of our 200th
Anniversary year by their presence at our commencement."

The Rev. Dr. J. Mary Luti is the Senior Minister of First Church in
Cambridge, Congregational, UCC, one of the oldest continuing Protestant
congregations in North America. Mary is recognized as one of the leading
pastors in New England. Her abilities in congregational revitalization,
innovative worship, preaching, and spiritual formation have been widely
celebrated. The former Associate Dean of Andover Newton Theological
School, Mary also taught in the Department of the History of
Christianity at the Andover Newton until leaving to serve her parish in
1998. In addition to her service at First Church, she has for many years
engaged in a ministry of speaking, workshop leadership and consultation
in local congregations and with church leaders. She has written on
subjects of Christian life and spirituality, and is the author of Teresa
of Avila's Way, a volume in the series, "The Way of the Christian
Mystics" (Liturgical Press). Dr. Luti holds two masters degrees
(English and Theology) and a PhD (Theology) from Boston College.

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

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

------------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might be
writing.
------------------------
I'll be on campus (Worcester 302) every Tuesday 10 to 3, into the
first week of May. But April 15 is Community Day, so that week I'll
come on Thursday the 17th, 12 to 3.

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

I look forward to working with you!

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

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

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship is proud to present an evening of jazz
vespers
Wednesday April 9th from 6-8pm. Live music, spoken word, dramatic
presentation and more will be featured as we meditate and celebrate
through
implicit worship and praise and come together in fellowship. This
wonderful
evening will also include a special presentation to Professor Valerie
Dixon
in recognition of her years of service at Andover Newton. All are
invited.

If you are interested in being involved in the program or have any
questions
please contact Ngozi Robinson at ngozi@ngozitr.com

------------------------
WOMEN'S RETREAT NEXT WEEK - APRIL 7-8
------------------------
The women's retreat "Nourishing the Soul", sponsored by the Journeys
of
Faith program at First Parish in Weston, is a week away and there are a
few
spaces left if you¹d like to join us.

Our group is delightfully diverse - cross-generational and
multi-denominational, with a rich set of backgrounds and interests. It
will
be a treat to be in one another's company; to be served delicious home
cooked meals by the Benedictine monks in our own private retreat home;
and
to refuel, replenish and re-coop in a sacred circle of fellowship.

We gather at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, in Hingham, MA at the
Glastonbury
Abbey and will wrap up by 4:00 p.m. the following day. There will be
time
for socializing, individual contemplation, and exploration together of
spiritual practices that come from a variety of disciplines, cultures
and
faith traditions.

If you'd like to join us please be in touch with Carol Hohle
(carol@inspirationhouse.org) as soon as possible. Fee: $135.
Registration
closes at the end of the day, Thursday, April 3.

------------------------
Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
------------------------
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.

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

------------------------
UUCANS Lunch Gathering and Worship Thursday April 3rd 12:00-1:00 Upper
Noyes (then there is worship at 1:00)
------------------------
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.

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 "Truth and Fear" and will be led
by Mark Richards.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

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

------------------------
Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
April14!
------------------------
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

------------------------
Resident Representative Applications Due Tuesday April 15
------------------------
For the 2008-2009 academic year the Dean of Students office will hire
six Resident Representatives, two in Farwell and one in each of the
other residence halls. Applications will be available Tuesday April 1,
2008 at the Housing Office (Worcester 101) and are due Tuesday, April
15, 2008.

Living in community in ANTS can be one of the most meaningful
experiences ANTS students have while pursuing their degrees. Resident
Representatives (RRs) play a critical role in the fostering and
nurturing of community life. Resident Representatives are ANTS students
who are employees of the ANTS Dean of Students and Community Life office
(DOS) and work closely with the Housing Coordinator to supervise and
facilitate the day-to-day operation of ANTS residence halls. Being a
Resident Representative provides an excellent opportunity to exercise
the gift of hospitality, among others. The selection process is open.
Current RRs are encouraged to reapply; their experience and performance
will be taken into consideration; and they are in full competition with
other applicants.

Students hired on as RRs will be expected to live in housing and work
as RRs from Monday August 25, 2008 through Saturday May 31, 2009.

Please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office if you have any
questions.

------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry
------------------------
The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is hosting Other Sheep
this Saturday at 3 p.m.

The program will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The event
will be 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. Begun in Latin America in 1992, its purpose
is to network with and equip those who seek to challenge existing
prejudices and discriminatory practices, especially in the areas of
theological and pastoral training, human and civil rights, and HIV/AIDS
prevention and care.

STEVE PARELLI, Executive Director of Other Sheep, and JOSE ORTIZ, his
life partner and Other Sheep co-Coordinator for Africa 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. For more information about Other
Sheep, visit www.othersheep.org.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to explore how
to be both progressive and gently evangelical in today's world. For more
information, visit:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Evangelical_Fellowship_at_Andover_Newton/

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- Plans for 2008 Commencement Exercises Announced
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- Koinonia Preaching Festival
- Disabilities and the Religious Education Classroom
- Chapel News (March 30- April 5)
- Labyrinth Walk
- WOMEN'S RETREAT NEXT WEEK - APRIL 7-8
- 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?
- Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
April14!
- Resident Representative Applications Due Tuesday April 15
- Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry


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

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

------------------------
Plans for 2008 Commencement Exercises Announced
------------------------
Plans for 2008 Commencement Exercises Announced
Rev. Dr. Mary Luti to speak - International guests to be recognized

President Nick Carter today announced the plans for the 2008
commencement exercises at Andover Newton Theological School. The
commencement will be held on Saturday May 17th at 2:00PM in the
sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Newton. These ceremonies mark
the close of the school's 200th anniversary year celebrations. A
reception for graduates and their guests will be held on the Andover
Newton campus immediately following.

The keynote speaker for Commencement will be Rev. Dr. Mary Luti, Senior
Minister of the historic First Church in Cambridge (UCC). Also being
recognized in the ceremonies will be three international guests, Rev.
Huitung Chan from Tao Fong Shan Christian Center in Hong Kong, China and
Rev. Maung Maung Yi, Academic Dean of the Myanmar Institute of Theology
in Myanmar/Burma, and Dr. Mohan Larbeer, Principal of Tamilnadu
Theological Seminary, Madurai, India. President Carter said, "Mary Luti
is a great example of innovative pastoral leadership and spiritual
vitality for which our churches are so hungry. The school is honored to
invite her to address our graduates." Carter added: "The three
international guests are each distinguished leaders in their own
countries and, given Andover Newton's remarkable history in mission, I
am thrilled that we can celebrate that history in the midst of our 200th
Anniversary year by their presence at our commencement."

The Rev. Dr. J. Mary Luti is the Senior Minister of First Church in
Cambridge, Congregational, UCC, one of the oldest continuing Protestant
congregations in North America. Mary is recognized as one of the leading
pastors in New England. Her abilities in congregational revitalization,
innovative worship, preaching, and spiritual formation have been widely
celebrated. The former Associate Dean of Andover Newton Theological
School, Mary also taught in the Department of the History of
Christianity at the Andover Newton until leaving to serve her parish in
1998. In addition to her service at First Church, she has for many years
engaged in a ministry of speaking, workshop leadership and consultation
in local congregations and with church leaders. She has written on
subjects of Christian life and spirituality, and is the author of Teresa
of Avila's Way, a volume in the series, "The Way of the Christian
Mystics" (Liturgical Press). Dr. Luti holds two masters degrees
(English and Theology) and a PhD (Theology) from Boston College.

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

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

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

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

------------------------
WOMEN'S RETREAT NEXT WEEK - APRIL 7-8
------------------------
The women's retreat "Nourishing the Soul", sponsored by the Journeys
of
Faith program at First Parish in Weston, is a week away and there are a
few
spaces left if you¹d like to join us.

Our group is delightfully diverse - cross-generational and
multi-denominational, with a rich set of backgrounds and interests. It
will
be a treat to be in one another's company; to be served delicious home
cooked meals by the Benedictine monks in our own private retreat home;
and
to refuel, replenish and re-coop in a sacred circle of fellowship.

We gather at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, in Hingham, MA at the
Glastonbury
Abbey and will wrap up by 4:00 p.m. the following day. There will be
time
for socializing, individual contemplation, and exploration together of
spiritual practices that come from a variety of disciplines, cultures
and
faith traditions.

If you'd like to join us please be in touch with Carol Hohle
(carol@inspirationhouse.org) as soon as possible. Fee: $135.
Registration
closes at the end of the day, Thursday, April 3.

------------------------
Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
------------------------
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.

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

------------------------
UUCANS Lunch Gathering Thursday April 3rd 12:00-1:00 Upper Noyes (then
there is worship at 1:00)
------------------------
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.

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

------------------------
Deadline for art submission for Community Art Show extended to
April14!
------------------------
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

------------------------
Resident Representative Applications Due Tuesday April 15
------------------------
For the 2008-2009 academic year the Dean of Students office will hire
six Resident Representatives, two in Farwell and one in each of the
other residence halls. Applications will be available Tuesday April 1,
2008 at the Housing Office (Worcester 101) and are due Tuesday, April
15, 2008.

Living in community in ANTS can be one of the most meaningful
experiences ANTS students have while pursuing their degrees. Resident
Representatives (RRs) play a critical role in the fostering and
nurturing of community life. Resident Representatives are ANTS students
who are employees of the ANTS Dean of Students and Community Life office
(DOS) and work closely with the Housing Coordinator to supervise and
facilitate the day-to-day operation of ANTS residence halls. Being a
Resident Representative provides an excellent opportunity to exercise
the gift of hospitality, among others. The selection process is open.
Current RRs are encouraged to reapply; their experience and performance
will be taken into consideration; and they are in full competition with
other applicants.

Students hired on as RRs will be expected to live in housing and work
as RRs from Monday August 25, 2008 through Saturday May 31, 2009.

Please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office if you have any
questions.

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Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry
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The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is hosting Other Sheep
this Saturday at 3 p.m.

The program will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The event
will be 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. Begun in Latin America in 1992, its purpose
is to network with and equip those who seek to challenge existing
prejudices and discriminatory practices, especially in the areas of
theological and pastoral training, human and civil rights, and HIV/AIDS
prevention and care.

STEVE PARELLI, Executive Director of Other Sheep, and JOSE ORTIZ, his
life partner and Other Sheep co-Coordinator for Africa 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. For more information about Other
Sheep, visit www.othersheep.org.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to explore how
to be both progressive and gently evangelical in today's world. For more
information, visit:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Evangelical_Fellowship_at_Andover_Newton/