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Friday, May 30, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, May 30th, 2008

In this message:

- Bookstore summer hours
- Liddy Gerchman Barlow Ordination
- Lisa Kemper Ordination
- From the Registrar's Office
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- Gardens at ANTS


------------------------
Bookstore summer hours
------------------------
Summer hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 9-5 pm
Friday 9-4 pm


------------------------
Liddy Gerchman Barlow Ordination
------------------------
The Cheshire Association of the United Church of Christ invites your
presence and your prayers for the ordination of Liddy Gerchman Barlow
this Sunday, June 1, at the United Church of Christ in Keene, 23
Central
Square, Keene, New Hampshire. The service begins at 4 p.m., followed by

a light supper reception. Clergy and seminarians are invited to robe
and
process, and everyone is invited to wear red in celebration of the Holy

Spirit.

------------------------
2008 Commencement Awards
------------------------
Members and friends of the ANTS community are cordially invited to
celebrate the ordination of Elizabeth Michele Kemper (MDiv '07) into the
Unitarian Universalist ministry. The service will be held at First
Parish Church Unitarian Universalist in Northborough, MA at ten o'clock
in the morning, Saturday, June 7, 2008. The offering will be shared
between the Religious Institute for Sexual Morality, Justice & Healing,
(www.religiousinstitute.org)and the UUA's Living Tradition Fund.All are
welcome.

Clergy and Seminarians are invited to robe and process. Those who wish
to do so should gather at 9:15. For more information and for directions,
please visit www.findingselah.com ( http://www.findingselah.com/ ) and
click on "ordination".

Peace and Love to you, and I hope you will join in the celebration!
Lisa

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
(Spring 2008 Grades)

Friday, May 30- Spring grades due in the Registrar's Office.
Students will be able to check their grades on connect after June 1st.
The following special grade indicators are also used:
AU Audit
Y Year Course
I Incomplete
IP In Progress
MI Medical Incomplete
NC No Credit
NG No Grade Submitted
P Pass
S Satisfactory
TR Transfer Credit


(Course Canceled)

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, Prof. Thompson - Canceled

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

------------------------
Gardens at ANTS
------------------------
Gardening is underway....others welcome!!

The "soil" in our garden plot across the road from the southeast end of
Davis Hall is turned. There are many small rocks, so root crops are
probably not the best choice this year. Also we will want to remove some
of the remaining roots to make room for veggies. Being the first year
this has been cultivated in many years it requires some persistence to
prepare the soil. All have agreed to garden organically....no chemical
fertilizers or pesticides.

Twelve plots have been marked off with a small (about 1 foot) path
between plots. Eight plots are already claimed. The remaining four plots
are open, first come, first served.....but you must check in with us to
see which are the ones still available. We have tools that were
purchased by the SA in previous years.

Please pass the word. If you are interested contact:
Judy Brandon - JBrandon@ants.edu
Liz Garrigan-Byerly - EGarriganByerly@ants.edu

Thursday, May 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, May 29th, 2008

In this message:

- Bookstore summer hours
- Liddy Gerchman Barlow Ordination
- 2008 Commencement Awards
- Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to
receive Rothman interreligious award
- From the Registrar's Office
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- Gardens at ANTS
- Andover Newton Community Art show


------------------------
Bookstore summer hours
------------------------
Summer hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 9-5 pm
Friday 9-4 pm


------------------------
Liddy Gerchman Barlow Ordination
------------------------
The Cheshire Association of the United Church of Christ invites your
presence and your prayers for the ordination of Liddy Gerchman Barlow
this Sunday, June 1, at the United Church of Christ in Keene, 23
Central
Square, Keene, New Hampshire. The service begins at 4 p.m., followed by

a light supper reception. Clergy and seminarians are invited to robe
and
process, and everyone is invited to wear red in celebration of the Holy

Spirit.

------------------------
2008 Commencement Awards
------------------------
The recipients of the 2008 Commencement Awards are:

Elizabeth Vincent- Russell Chase Tuck Biblical Studies Award
Laura Gronberg-Andover Newton Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies
Elizabeth Gerchman Barlow-H. Otheman Smith Community Congregational
Church Preaching Award
Toni DiPina-Herbert Gezork Social Ethics Award
Irvin Morgan-Mass. Bible Society Award for Excellence in the Public
Reading of Scripture
Koinonia Preaching Award-Toni DiPina, Laura Gronberg and Elizabeth
Gerchman Barlow (2007)
Janice Ford-R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
Ai Doh- North American Professors of Christian Education Certificate
Helen Fields- Gerald R. Cragg Prize in Church History
Joanne Hemenway- Henry C. Brooks Award for Excellence in the Field of
Pastoral Psychology and Pastoral Counseling
Erica Baron- UUA James Luther Adams Award for Excellence in the study
of Liberal Religion
Danah Cox- Roger Hazelton Award in Worship, Theology and the Arts

Congratulations!

------------------------
Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to receive
Rothman interreligious award
------------------------
President Nick Carter of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and
Rabbi Eric Gurvis of Temple Beth Shalom in Newton today announced that
Robert M. Sarly of Wellesley has been selected as the 2008 recipient of
the Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious
leadership.

Robert is a Trustee of Andover Newton and serves as chair of the
School's Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board of the
Interreligious Center for Public Life (ICPL) founded by Andover Newton
and Hebrew College. Sarly has been a leader in the ICPL's planning and
fund raising efforts. Robert and his family are active members of the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (UUSWH) and the
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) regionally and nationally

From 1997 to 2005 Sarly served the Massachusetts Council of Churches
(MCC). He continues to be active in the MCC's Inter-Faith Dialogue
programs with the Christian-Muslim community, the Christian-Jewish
community, and the Liberal-Evangelical community. Robert also has been
active in relationship with the Wellesley Interfaith Association, the
Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity, the Islamic Centers of
Wayland and Sharon, and the Wellesley Chabad Center.

Robert graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967
with a Fulbright Scholarship to study the New Towns in Israel. After
four years at the Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology), he
graduated with a Master's Degree, and went to England to teach at
University College London and at the Polytechnic of Central London. In
1974, Sarly was recruited by the World Bank, through the Harvard
Institute for International Development, to join the Teheran project in
Iran, where he and Jane started their family. They returned to Boston
in 1980. He now works at Smith Barney as Senior Vice President for
Investments, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Senior Investment Management
Consultant.

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure at Andover Newton, in the Newton
community, and the wider world. His accomplishments fostering
interreligious dialogue were widely respected as was his work as a
teacher and community leader. He taught on the adjunct faculty of
Andover Newton for many years and shaped the lives of hundreds of
Christian seminarians. Upon his death in 1997, members of the
congregation of Temple Beth Shalom created this award to be conferred
periodically upon that person or persons who, in the mind of the
leadership of Andover Newton and Temple Shalom, best exemplify the
spirit of Rabbi Rothman.

President Carter said of Sarly "With this award Andover Newton and
Temple Shalom seek to acknowledge this outstanding lay leader so
enthusiastically reflects the spirit of Rabbi Rothman's witness.
Robert is a passionate and relentless worker in service of a vision of a
peaceful world. We are blessed by his exemplary leadership."

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
(Spring 2008 Grades)

Friday, May 30- Spring grades due in the Registrar's Office.
Students will be able to check their grades on connect after June 1st.
The following special grade indicators are also used:
AU Audit
Y Year Course
I Incomplete
IP In Progress
MI Medical Incomplete
NC No Credit
NG No Grade Submitted
P Pass
S Satisfactory
TR Transfer Credit


(Course Canceled)

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, Prof. Thompson - Canceled

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

------------------------
Gardens at ANTS
------------------------
Gardening is underway....others welcome!!

The "soil" in our garden plot across the road from the southeast end of
Davis Hall is turned. There are many small rocks, so root crops are
probably not the best choice this year. Also we will want to remove some
of the remaining roots to make room for veggies. Being the first year
this has been cultivated in many years it requires some persistence to
prepare the soil. All have agreed to garden organically....no chemical
fertilizers or pesticides.

Twelve plots have been marked off with a small (about 1 foot) path
between plots. Eight plots are already claimed. The remaining four plots
are open, first come, first served.....but you must check in with us to
see which are the ones still available. We have tools that were
purchased by the SA in previous years.

Please pass the word. If you are interested contact:
Judy Brandon - JBrandon@ants.edu
Liz Garrigan-Byerly - EGarriganByerly@ants.edu

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

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

In this message:

- Bookstore summer hours
- Liddy Gerchman Barlow Ordination
- 2008 Commencement Awards
- Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to
receive Rothman interreligious award
- From the Registrar's Office
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- Gardens at ANTS
- Andover Newton Community Art show


------------------------
Bookstore summer hours
------------------------
Summer hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 9-5 pm
Friday 9-4 pm


------------------------
Liddy Gerchman Barlow Ordination
------------------------
The Cheshire Association of the United Church of Christ invites your
presence and your prayers for the ordination of Liddy Gerchman Barlow
this Sunday, June 1, at the United Church of Christ in Keene, 23
Central
Square, Keene, New Hampshire. The service begins at 4 p.m., followed by

a light supper reception. Clergy and seminarians are invited to robe
and
process, and everyone is invited to wear red in celebration of the Holy

Spirit.

------------------------
2008 Commencement Awards
------------------------
The recipients of the 2008 Commencement Awards are:

Elizabeth Vincent- Russell Chase Tuck Biblical Studies Award
Laura Gronberg-Andover Newton Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies
Elizabeth Gerchman Barlow-H. Otheman Smith Community Congregational
Church Preaching Award
Toni DiPina-Herbert Gezork Social Ethics Award
Irvin Morgan-Mass. Bible Society Award for Excellence in the Public
Reading of Scripture
Koinonia Preaching Award-Toni DiPina, Laura Gronberg and Elizabeth
Gerchman Barlow (2007)
Janice Ford-R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
Ai Doh- North American Professors of Christian Education Certificate
Helen Fields- Gerald R. Cragg Prize in Church History
Joanne Hemenway- Henry C. Brooks Award for Excellence in the Field of
Pastoral Psychology and Pastoral Counseling
Erica Baron- UUA James Luther Adams Award for Excellence in the study
of Liberal Religion
Danah Cox- Roger Hazelton Award in Worship, Theology and the Arts

Congratulations!

------------------------
Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to receive
Rothman interreligious award
------------------------
President Nick Carter of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and
Rabbi Eric Gurvis of Temple Beth Shalom in Newton today announced that
Robert M. Sarly of Wellesley has been selected as the 2008 recipient of
the Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious
leadership.

Robert is a Trustee of Andover Newton and serves as chair of the
School's Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board of the
Interreligious Center for Public Life (ICPL) founded by Andover Newton
and Hebrew College. Sarly has been a leader in the ICPL's planning and
fund raising efforts. Robert and his family are active members of the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (UUSWH) and the
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) regionally and nationally

From 1997 to 2005 Sarly served the Massachusetts Council of Churches
(MCC). He continues to be active in the MCC's Inter-Faith Dialogue
programs with the Christian-Muslim community, the Christian-Jewish
community, and the Liberal-Evangelical community. Robert also has been
active in relationship with the Wellesley Interfaith Association, the
Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity, the Islamic Centers of
Wayland and Sharon, and the Wellesley Chabad Center.

Robert graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967
with a Fulbright Scholarship to study the New Towns in Israel. After
four years at the Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology), he
graduated with a Master's Degree, and went to England to teach at
University College London and at the Polytechnic of Central London. In
1974, Sarly was recruited by the World Bank, through the Harvard
Institute for International Development, to join the Teheran project in
Iran, where he and Jane started their family. They returned to Boston
in 1980. He now works at Smith Barney as Senior Vice President for
Investments, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Senior Investment Management
Consultant.

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure at Andover Newton, in the Newton
community, and the wider world. His accomplishments fostering
interreligious dialogue were widely respected as was his work as a
teacher and community leader. He taught on the adjunct faculty of
Andover Newton for many years and shaped the lives of hundreds of
Christian seminarians. Upon his death in 1997, members of the
congregation of Temple Beth Shalom created this award to be conferred
periodically upon that person or persons who, in the mind of the
leadership of Andover Newton and Temple Shalom, best exemplify the
spirit of Rabbi Rothman.

President Carter said of Sarly "With this award Andover Newton and
Temple Shalom seek to acknowledge this outstanding lay leader so
enthusiastically reflects the spirit of Rabbi Rothman's witness.
Robert is a passionate and relentless worker in service of a vision of a
peaceful world. We are blessed by his exemplary leadership."

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
(Spring 2008 Grades)

Friday, May 30- Spring grades due in the Registrar's Office.
Students will be able to check their grades on connect after June 1st.
The following special grade indicators are also used:
AU Audit
Y Year Course
I Incomplete
IP In Progress
MI Medical Incomplete
NC No Credit
NG No Grade Submitted
P Pass
S Satisfactory
TR Transfer Credit


(Course Canceled)

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, Prof. Thompson - Canceled

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

------------------------
Gardens at ANTS
------------------------
Gardening is underway....others welcome!!

The "soil" in our garden plot across the road from the southeast end of
Davis Hall is turned. There are many small rocks, so root crops are
probably not the best choice this year. Also we will want to remove some
of the remaining roots to make room for veggies. Being the first year
this has been cultivated in many years it requires some persistence to
prepare the soil. All have agreed to garden organically....no chemical
fertilizers or pesticides.

Twelve plots have been marked off with a small (about 1 foot) path
between plots. Eight plots are already claimed. The remaining four plots
are open, first come, first served.....but you must check in with us to
see which are the ones still available. We have tools that were
purchased by the SA in previous years.

Please pass the word. If you are interested contact:
Judy Brandon - JBrandon@ants.edu
Liz Garrigan-Byerly - EGarriganByerly@ants.edu

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

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

In this message:

- Bookstore summer hours
- Liddy Gerchman Barlow Ordination
- 2008 Commencement Awards
- Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to
receive Rothman interreligious award
- From the Registrar's Office
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- Gardens at ANTS
- Andover Newton Community Art show


------------------------
Bookstore summer hours
------------------------
Summer hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 9-5 pm
Friday 9-4 pm


------------------------
Liddy Gerchman Barlow Ordination
------------------------
The Cheshire Association of the United Church of Christ invites your
presence and your prayers for the ordination of Liddy Gerchman Barlow
this Sunday, June 1, at the United Church of Christ in Keene, 23
Central
Square, Keene, New Hampshire. The service begins at 4 p.m., followed by

a light supper reception. Clergy and seminarians are invited to robe
and
process, and everyone is invited to wear red in celebration of the Holy

Spirit.

------------------------
2008 Commencement Awards
------------------------
The recipients of the 2008 Commencement Awards are:

Elizabeth Vincent- Russell Chase Tuck Biblical Studies Award
Laura Gronberg-Andover Newton Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies
Elizabeth Gerchman Barlow-H. Otheman Smith Community Congregational
Church Preaching Award
Toni DiPina-Herbert Gezork Social Ethics Award
Irvin Morgan-Mass. Bible Society Award for Excellence in the Public
Reading of Scripture
Koinonia Preaching Award-Toni DiPina, Laura Gronberg and Elizabeth
Gerchman Barlow (2007)
Janice Ford-R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
Ai Doh- North American Professors of Christian Education Certificate
Helen Fields- Gerald R. Cragg Prize in Church History
Joanne Hemenway- Henry C. Brooks Award for Excellence in the Field of
Pastoral Psychology and Pastoral Counseling
Erica Baron- UUA James Luther Adams Award for Excellence in the study
of Liberal Religion
Danah Cox- Roger Hazelton Award in Worship, Theology and the Arts

Congratulations!

------------------------
Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to receive
Rothman interreligious award
------------------------
President Nick Carter of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and
Rabbi Eric Gurvis of Temple Beth Shalom in Newton today announced that
Robert M. Sarly of Wellesley has been selected as the 2008 recipient of
the Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious
leadership.

Robert is a Trustee of Andover Newton and serves as chair of the
School's Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board of the
Interreligious Center for Public Life (ICPL) founded by Andover Newton
and Hebrew College. Sarly has been a leader in the ICPL's planning and
fund raising efforts. Robert and his family are active members of the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (UUSWH) and the
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) regionally and nationally

From 1997 to 2005 Sarly served the Massachusetts Council of Churches
(MCC). He continues to be active in the MCC's Inter-Faith Dialogue
programs with the Christian-Muslim community, the Christian-Jewish
community, and the Liberal-Evangelical community. Robert also has been
active in relationship with the Wellesley Interfaith Association, the
Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity, the Islamic Centers of
Wayland and Sharon, and the Wellesley Chabad Center.

Robert graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967
with a Fulbright Scholarship to study the New Towns in Israel. After
four years at the Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology), he
graduated with a Master's Degree, and went to England to teach at
University College London and at the Polytechnic of Central London. In
1974, Sarly was recruited by the World Bank, through the Harvard
Institute for International Development, to join the Teheran project in
Iran, where he and Jane started their family. They returned to Boston
in 1980. He now works at Smith Barney as Senior Vice President for
Investments, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Senior Investment Management
Consultant.

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure at Andover Newton, in the Newton
community, and the wider world. His accomplishments fostering
interreligious dialogue were widely respected as was his work as a
teacher and community leader. He taught on the adjunct faculty of
Andover Newton for many years and shaped the lives of hundreds of
Christian seminarians. Upon his death in 1997, members of the
congregation of Temple Beth Shalom created this award to be conferred
periodically upon that person or persons who, in the mind of the
leadership of Andover Newton and Temple Shalom, best exemplify the
spirit of Rabbi Rothman.

President Carter said of Sarly "With this award Andover Newton and
Temple Shalom seek to acknowledge this outstanding lay leader so
enthusiastically reflects the spirit of Rabbi Rothman's witness.
Robert is a passionate and relentless worker in service of a vision of a
peaceful world. We are blessed by his exemplary leadership."

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
(Spring 2008 Grades)

Friday, May 30- Spring grades due in the Registrar's Office.
Students will be able to check their grades on connect after June 1st.
The following special grade indicators are also used:
AU Audit
Y Year Course
I Incomplete
IP In Progress
MI Medical Incomplete
NC No Credit
NG No Grade Submitted
P Pass
S Satisfactory
TR Transfer Credit


(Course Canceled)

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, Prof. Thompson - Canceled

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

------------------------
Gardens at ANTS
------------------------
Gardening is underway....others welcome!!

The "soil" in our garden plot across the road from the southeast end of
Davis Hall is turned. There are many small rocks, so root crops are
probably not the best choice this year. Also we will want to remove some
of the remaining roots to make room for veggies. Being the first year
this has been cultivated in many years it requires some persistence to
prepare the soil. All have agreed to garden organically....no chemical
fertilizers or pesticides.

Twelve plots have been marked off with a small (about 1 foot) path
between plots. Eight plots are already claimed. The remaining four plots
are open, first come, first served.....but you must check in with us to
see which are the ones still available. We have tools that were
purchased by the SA in previous years.

Please pass the word. If you are interested contact:
Judy Brandon - JBrandon@ants.edu
Liz Garrigan-Byerly - EGarriganByerly@ants.edu

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

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

In this message:

- No E-News Until 5/27
- Staff Retreat - Most offices closed until 5/27
- 2008 Commencement Awards
- Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to
receive Rothman interreligious award
- From the Registrar's Office (Updated)
- Jen Walker's Dad
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Produce and milk available in student lounge
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- Gardens at ANTS
- Andover Newton Community Art show


------------------------
No E-News Until 5/27
------------------------
Please note there will be no new E-News announcements until Tuesday May
27th.


------------------------
Staff Retreat - Most offices closed until 5/27
------------------------
Many of the staff members will be on a retreat on 5/22 and 5/23. Also,
Monday 5/26 is a holiday in which school offices will be closed. This
means that many offices including the registrar's office will be closed
from the end of today until 5/27.


------------------------
2008 Commencement Awards
------------------------
The recipients of the 2008 Commencement Awards are:

Elizabeth Vincent- Russell Chase Tuck Biblical Studies Award
Laura Gronberg-Andover Newton Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies
Elizabeth Gerchman Barlow-H. Otheman Smith Community Congregational
Church Preaching Award
Toni DiPina-Herbert Gezork Social Ethics Award
Irvin Morgan-Mass. Bible Society Award for Excellence in the Public
Reading of Scripture
Koinonia Preaching Award-Toni DiPina, Laura Gronberg and Elizabeth
Gerchman Barlow (2007)
Janice Ford-R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
Ai Doh- North American Professors of Christian Education Certificate
Helen Fields- Gerald R. Cragg Prize in Church History
Joanne Hemenway- Henry C. Brooks Award for Excellence in the Field of
Pastoral Psychology and Pastoral Counseling
Erica Baron- UUA James Luther Adams Award for Excellence in the study
of Liberal Religion
Danah Cox- Roger Hazelton Award in Worship, Theology and the Arts

Congratulations!

------------------------
Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to receive
Rothman interreligious award
------------------------
President Nick Carter of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and
Rabbi Eric Gurvis of Temple Beth Shalom in Newton today announced that
Robert M. Sarly of Wellesley has been selected as the 2008 recipient of
the Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious
leadership.

Robert is a Trustee of Andover Newton and serves as chair of the
School's Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board of the
Interreligious Center for Public Life (ICPL) founded by Andover Newton
and Hebrew College. Sarly has been a leader in the ICPL's planning and
fund raising efforts. Robert and his family are active members of the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (UUSWH) and the
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) regionally and nationally

From 1997 to 2005 Sarly served the Massachusetts Council of Churches
(MCC). He continues to be active in the MCC's Inter-Faith Dialogue
programs with the Christian-Muslim community, the Christian-Jewish
community, and the Liberal-Evangelical community. Robert also has been
active in relationship with the Wellesley Interfaith Association, the
Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity, the Islamic Centers of
Wayland and Sharon, and the Wellesley Chabad Center.

Robert graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967
with a Fulbright Scholarship to study the New Towns in Israel. After
four years at the Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology), he
graduated with a Master's Degree, and went to England to teach at
University College London and at the Polytechnic of Central London. In
1974, Sarly was recruited by the World Bank, through the Harvard
Institute for International Development, to join the Teheran project in
Iran, where he and Jane started their family. They returned to Boston
in 1980. He now works at Smith Barney as Senior Vice President for
Investments, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Senior Investment Management
Consultant.

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure at Andover Newton, in the Newton
community, and the wider world. His accomplishments fostering
interreligious dialogue were widely respected as was his work as a
teacher and community leader. He taught on the adjunct faculty of
Andover Newton for many years and shaped the lives of hundreds of
Christian seminarians. Upon his death in 1997, members of the
congregation of Temple Beth Shalom created this award to be conferred
periodically upon that person or persons who, in the mind of the
leadership of Andover Newton and Temple Shalom, best exemplify the
spirit of Rabbi Rothman.

President Carter said of Sarly "With this award Andover Newton and
Temple Shalom seek to acknowledge this outstanding lay leader so
enthusiastically reflects the spirit of Rabbi Rothman's witness.
Robert is a passionate and relentless worker in service of a vision of a
peaceful world. We are blessed by his exemplary leadership."

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
(Spring 2008 Grades)

Friday, May 30- Spring grades due in the Registrar's Office.
Students will be able to check their grades on connect after June 1st.
The following special grade indicators are also used:
AU Audit
Y Year Course
I Incomplete
IP In Progress
MI Medical Incomplete
NC No Credit
NG No Grade Submitted
P Pass
S Satisfactory
TR Transfer Credit


(Course Canceled)

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, Prof. Thompson - Canceled

------------------------
Jen Walker's Dad
------------------------
Jen Walker's Dad had to head back into surgery today to take care of
some complications from the heart transplant he received yesterday.
He's resting again. Thank you for your continued prayers.

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
Produce and milk available in student lounge
------------------------
Please come and take the fresh produce leftover from commencement. We
also have cheese and milk available. Bring your own bags, and fill them
up. Have a great summer, and we will see you iin September.
Thank you
Liz Bostwick and the Kitchen Staff

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

------------------------
Gardens at ANTS
------------------------
Gardening is underway....others welcome!!

The "soil" in our garden plot across the road from the southeast end of
Davis Hall is turned. There are many small rocks, so root crops are
probably not the best choice this year. Also we will want to remove some
of the remaining roots to make room for veggies. Being the first year
this has been cultivated in many years it requires some persistence to
prepare the soil. All have agreed to garden organically....no chemical
fertilizers or pesticides.

Twelve plots have been marked off with a small (about 1 foot) path
between plots. Eight plots are already claimed. The remaining four plots
are open, first come, first served.....but you must check in with us to
see which are the ones still available. We have tools that were
purchased by the SA in previous years.

Please pass the word. If you are interested contact:
Judy Brandon - JBrandon@ants.edu
Liz Garrigan-Byerly - EGarriganByerly@ants.edu

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

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

In this message:

- 2008 Commencement Awards
- Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to
receive Rothman interreligious award
- From the Registrar's Office
- Jen Walker's Dad
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- Andover Newton Community Art show


------------------------
2008 Commencement Awards
------------------------
The recipients of the 2008 Commencement Awards are:

Elizabeth Vincent- Russell Chase Tuck Biblical Studies Award
Laura Gronberg-Andover Newton Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies
Elizabeth Gerchman Barlow-H. Otheman Smith Community Congregational
Church Preaching Award
Toni DiPina-Herbert Gezork Social Ethics Award
Irvin Morgan-Mass. Bible Society Award for Excellence in the Public
Reading of Scripture
Koinonia Preaching Award-Toni DiPina, Laura Gronberg and Elizabeth
Gerchman Barlow (2007)
Janice Ford-R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
Ai Doh- North American Professors of Christian Education Certificate
Helen Fields- Gerald R. Cragg Prize in Church History
Joanne Hemenway- Henry C. Brooks Award for Excellence in the Field of
Pastoral Psychology and Pastoral Counseling
Erica Baron- UUA James Luther Adams Award for Excellence in the study
of Liberal Religion
Danah Cox- Roger Hazelton Award in Worship, Theology and the Arts

Congratulations!

------------------------
Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to receive
Rothman interreligious award
------------------------
President Nick Carter of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and
Rabbi Eric Gurvis of Temple Beth Shalom in Newton today announced that
Robert M. Sarly of Wellesley has been selected as the 2008 recipient of
the Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious
leadership.

Robert is a Trustee of Andover Newton and serves as chair of the
School's Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board of the
Interreligious Center for Public Life (ICPL) founded by Andover Newton
and Hebrew College. Sarly has been a leader in the ICPL's planning and
fund raising efforts. Robert and his family are active members of the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (UUSWH) and the
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) regionally and nationally

From 1997 to 2005 Sarly served the Massachusetts Council of Churches
(MCC). He continues to be active in the MCC's Inter-Faith Dialogue
programs with the Christian-Muslim community, the Christian-Jewish
community, and the Liberal-Evangelical community. Robert also has been
active in relationship with the Wellesley Interfaith Association, the
Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity, the Islamic Centers of
Wayland and Sharon, and the Wellesley Chabad Center.

Robert graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967
with a Fulbright Scholarship to study the New Towns in Israel. After
four years at the Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology), he
graduated with a Master's Degree, and went to England to teach at
University College London and at the Polytechnic of Central London. In
1974, Sarly was recruited by the World Bank, through the Harvard
Institute for International Development, to join the Teheran project in
Iran, where he and Jane started their family. They returned to Boston
in 1980. He now works at Smith Barney as Senior Vice President for
Investments, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Senior Investment Management
Consultant.

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure at Andover Newton, in the Newton
community, and the wider world. His accomplishments fostering
interreligious dialogue were widely respected as was his work as a
teacher and community leader. He taught on the adjunct faculty of
Andover Newton for many years and shaped the lives of hundreds of
Christian seminarians. Upon his death in 1997, members of the
congregation of Temple Beth Shalom created this award to be conferred
periodically upon that person or persons who, in the mind of the
leadership of Andover Newton and Temple Shalom, best exemplify the
spirit of Rabbi Rothman.

President Carter said of Sarly "With this award Andover Newton and
Temple Shalom seek to acknowledge this outstanding lay leader so
enthusiastically reflects the spirit of Rabbi Rothman's witness.
Robert is a passionate and relentless worker in service of a vision of a
peaceful world. We are blessed by his exemplary leadership."

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
Course Canceled

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, Prof. Thompson - Canceled

------------------------
Jen Walker's Dad
------------------------
Jen Walker's Dad had to head back into surgery today to take care of
some complications from the heart transplant he received yesterday.
He's resting again. Thank you for your continued prayers.

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY: A FREE Workshop for Parents sponsored by
Kids As Peacemakers and conducted by TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy
Children's Entertainment) -- May 22 at 7:00 pm at Newburyport Five Cents
Savings Bank, 63 State Street, Newburyport. RSVP to
jsteer45@comcast.net or call Marion Rizzo at 978 499-8290 to reserve
space.

Parents will learn how to deal with the cultural messages in the media
that promote violence and early sexualization of children, and combat
the influence that media, advertisements, and products have on
children's development, learning and behavior.

Call Julia Steer at 978 346-1116 for more information. Visit the Kids
As Peacemakers website www.kidsaspeacemakers.org for more information
about our youth program -- a terrific (and inexpensive) youth group or
Sunday school opportunity.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

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

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

Monday, May 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 19th, 2008

In this message:

- 2008 Commencement Awards
- From the Registrar's Office
- Jen Walker's Dad
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- Andover Newton Community Art show


------------------------
2008 Commencement Awards
------------------------
The recipients of the 2008 Commencement Awards are:

Elizabeth Vincent- Russell Chase Tuck Biblical Studies Award
Laura Gronberg-Andover Newton Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies
Elizabeth Gerchman Barlow-H. Otheman Smith Community Congregational
Church Preaching Award
Toni DiPina-Herbert Gezork Social Ethics Award
Irvin Morgan-Mass. Bible Society Award for Excellence in the Public
Reading of Scripture
Koinonia Preaching Award-Toni DiPina, Laura Gronberg and Elizabeth
Gerchman Barlow (2007)
Janice Ford-R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
Ai Doh- North American Professors of Christian Education Certificate
Helen Fields- Gerald R. Cragg Prize in Church History
Joanne Hemenway- Henry C. Brooks Award for Excellence in the Field of
Pastoral Psychology and Pastoral Counseling
Erica Baron- UUA James Luther Adams Award for Excellence in the study
of Liberal Religion
Danah Cox- Roger Hazelton Award in Worship, Theology and the Arts

Congratulations!

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
Course Canceled

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, Prof. Thompson - Canceled

------------------------
Jen Walker's Dad
------------------------
Jen Walker's Dad received a much needed heart transplant on Sunday,
May
18th. Please include in your prayers a mention for Sylvester Amaral
and his
family as he seeks continued healing to a full recovery.

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY: A FREE Workshop for Parents sponsored by
Kids As Peacemakers and conducted by TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy
Children's Entertainment) -- May 22 at 7:00 pm at Newburyport Five Cents
Savings Bank, 63 State Street, Newburyport. RSVP to
jsteer45@comcast.net or call Marion Rizzo at 978 499-8290 to reserve
space.

Parents will learn how to deal with the cultural messages in the media
that promote violence and early sexualization of children, and combat
the influence that media, advertisements, and products have on
children's development, learning and behavior.

Call Julia Steer at 978 346-1116 for more information. Visit the Kids
As Peacemakers website www.kidsaspeacemakers.org for more information
about our youth program -- a terrific (and inexpensive) youth group or
Sunday school opportunity.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

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

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

Friday, May 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, May 16th, 2008

In this message:

- CHOIR Needed for Graduation!!
- Thank You from Valerie Dixon
- Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Invitation to Dedication of Edie's Garden
- Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- J.C. Mitchell Ordination
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
CHOIR Needed for Graduation!!
------------------------
If you would like to sing in the ANDOVER NEWTON COMMUNITY CHOIR for
Graduation or Baccalaureate, please see the following:

Calling all singers, especially seniors for Baccalaureate choir:
Rehearsal Friday at 6pm in Wilson.

Calling all singers for Commencement: Rehearsal Saturday 1pm at First
Baptist.

Please email Ned with Questions:
NParker@ants.edu

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Thank You from Valerie Dixon
------------------------
To the Andover Newton Community:

I have been trying to think of something elegant and eloquent and
memorable to write to you that will express my deep gratitude to you and
to God for your kind thoughts and words, for the gifts and for the love
that you have given me as I prepare to leave Andover Newton. Words are
too weak for this task. So, I will simply say: Thank you. Know that I
love you all with a Radical Love.

Peace,
Valerie Elverton Dixon

------------------------
Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
------------------------
UUCANS and friends invite you to a ritual farewell and simple breakfast
for our graduating seniors

Friday May 16
9:30am - 11:00am
ANTS Meeting House

Please RSVP to Christina Sillari csillari@ants.edu

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Invitation to Dedication of Edie's Garden
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill Interfaith Dialogues invites the communities of
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College and Daughters of
Abraham to join us in dedicating the ground for:

Edie's Garden - a sacred grove to be planted in honor of Edie Howe and
her abiding commitment to interfaith dialogue adjacent to the
President's House at Andover Newton Theological School and to Hebrew
College on the hill in Newton Centre.

Ceremony of Dedication at 8:30am, Friday, May 16th.

Due to health considerations, Edie will be unable to attend this event.
At Edie's request, her daughter-in-law Jennifer Peace will speak on
Edie's behalf. Family and friends of Edie are invited to bring and share
a word of consecration.

RAIN OR SHINE--in case of rain, bring umbrellas to share! This event
will be video-recorded.

------------------------
Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
------------------------
Volunteers are still needed for Baccalaureate (5:45 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Friday, May 16) and Commencement (12:45 p.m. until 4 p.m.)

Ushers whose participation is confirmed may attend the receptions in the
tent on the Quadrangle that follow each event.

Please email Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu to volunteer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to bdumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY: A FREE Workshop for Parents sponsored by
Kids As Peacemakers and conducted by TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy
Children's Entertainment) -- May 22 at 7:00 pm at Newburyport Five Cents
Savings Bank, 63 State Street, Newburyport. RSVP to
jsteer45@comcast.net or call Marion Rizzo at 978 499-8290 to reserve
space.

Parents will learn how to deal with the cultural messages in the media
that promote violence and early sexualization of children, and combat
the influence that media, advertisements, and products have on
children's development, learning and behavior.

Call Julia Steer at 978 346-1116 for more information. Visit the Kids As
Peacemakers website www.kidsaspeacemakers.org for more information about
our youth program -- a terrific (and inexpensive) youth group or Sunday
school opportunity.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

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

------------------------
J.C. Mitchell Ordination
------------------------
J.C. Mitchell will be ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ)
on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 pm Hope Church in Roslindale MA
(hopeboston.org
for directions) All are invited and clergy are invited to robe and wear
red.

------------------------
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 creatioceramics, 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 jshaw2@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."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, May 15th, 2008

In this message:

- CHOIR Needed for Graduation!!
- Thank You from Valerie Dixon
- Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Invitation to Dedication of Edie's Garden
- Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- J.C. Mitchell Ordination
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
CHOIR Needed for Graduation!!
------------------------
If you would like to sing in the ANDOVER NEWTON COMMUNITY CHOIR for
Graduation or Baccalaureate, please see the following:

Calling all singers, especially seniors for Baccalaureate choir:
Rehearsal Friday at 6pm in Wilson.

Calling all singers for Commencement: Rehearsal Saturday 1pm at First
Baptist.

Please email Ned with Questions:
NParker@ants.edu

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Thank You from Valerie Dixon
------------------------
To the Andover Newton Community:

I have been trying to think of something elegant and eloquent and
memorable to write to you that will express my deep gratitude to you and
to God for your kind thoughts and words, for the gifts and for the love
that you have given me as I prepare to leave Andover Newton. Words are
too weak for this task. So, I will simply say: Thank you. Know that I
love you all with a Radical Love.

Peace,
Valerie Elverton Dixon

------------------------
Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
------------------------
UUCANS and friends invite you to a ritual farewell and simple breakfast
for our graduating seniors

Friday May 16
9:30am - 11:00am
ANTS Meeting House

Please RSVP to Christina Sillari csillari@ants.edu

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Invitation to Dedication of Edie's Garden
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill Interfaith Dialogues invites the communities of
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College and Daughters of
Abraham to join us in dedicating the ground for:

Edie's Garden - a sacred grove to be planted in honor of Edie Howe and
her abiding commitment to interfaith dialogue adjacent to the
President's House at Andover Newton Theological School and to Hebrew
College on the hill in Newton Centre.

Ceremony of Dedication at 8:30am, Friday, May 16th.

Due to health considerations, Edie will be unable to attend this event.
At Edie's request, her daughter-in-law Jennifer Peace will speak on
Edie's behalf. Family and friends of Edie are invited to bring and share
a word of consecration.

RAIN OR SHINE--in case of rain, bring umbrellas to share! This event
will be video-recorded.

------------------------
Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
------------------------
Volunteers are still needed for Baccalaureate (5:45 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Friday, May 16) and Commencement (12:45 p.m. until 4 p.m.)

Ushers whose participation is confirmed may attend the receptions in
the tent on the Quadrangle that follow each event.

Please email Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu to volunteer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY: A FREE Workshop for Parents sponsored by
Kids As Peacemakers and conducted by TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy
Children's Entertainment) -- May 22 at 7:00 pm at Newburyport Five Cents
Savings Bank, 63 State Street, Newburyport. RSVP to
jsteer45@comcast.net or call Marion Rizzo at 978 499-8290 to reserve
space.

Parents will learn how to deal with the cultural messages in the media
that promote violence and early sexualization of children, and combat
the influence that media, advertisements, and products have on
children's development, learning and behavior.

Call Julia Steer at 978 346-1116 for more information. Visit the Kids
As Peacemakers website www.kidsaspeacemakers.org for more information
about our youth program -- a terrific (and inexpensive) youth group or
Sunday school opportunity.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

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

------------------------
J.C. Mitchell Ordination
------------------------
J.C. Mitchell will be ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ)
on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 pm Hope Church in Roslindale MA
(hopeboston.org
for directions) All are invited and clergy are invited to robe and wear
red.

------------------------
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 jshaw2@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."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

In this message:

- CHOIR Needed for Graduation!!
- Thank You from Valerie Dixon
- Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Invitation to Dedication of Edie's Garden
- Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Have Unneeded Books?
- MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- J.C. Mitchell Ordination
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
CHOIR Needed for Graduation!!
------------------------
If you would like to sing in the ANDOVER NEWTON COMMUNITY CHOIR for
Graduation or Baccalaureate, please see the following:

Calling all singers, especially seniors for Baccalaureate choir:
Rehearsal Friday at 6pm in Wilson.

Calling all singers for Commencement: Rehearsal Saturday 1pm at First
Baptist.

Please email Ned with Questions:
NParker@ants.edu

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Thank You from Valerie Dixon
------------------------
To the Andover Newton Community:

I have been trying to think of something elegant and eloquent and
memorable to write to you that will express my deep gratitude to you and
to God for your kind thoughts and words, for the gifts and for the love
that you have given me as I prepare to leave Andover Newton. Words are
too weak for this task. So, I will simply say: Thank you. Know that I
love you all with a Radical Love.

Peace,
Valerie Elverton Dixon

------------------------
Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
------------------------
UUCANS and friends invite you to a ritual farewell and simple breakfast
for our graduating seniors

Friday May 16
9:30am - 11:00am
ANTS Meeting House

Please RSVP to Christina Sillari csillari@ants.edu

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Invitation to Dedication of Edie's Garden
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill Interfaith Dialogues invites the communities of
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College and Daughters of
Abraham to join us in dedicating the ground for:

Edie's Garden - a sacred grove to be planted in honor of Edie Howe and
her abiding commitment to interfaith dialogue adjacent to the
President's House at Andover Newton Theological School and to Hebrew
College on the hill in Newton Centre.

Ceremony of Dedication at 8:30am, Friday, May 16th.

Due to health considerations, Edie will be unable to attend this event.
At Edie's request, her daughter-in-law Jennifer Peace will speak on
Edie's behalf. Family and friends of Edie are invited to bring and share
a word of consecration.

RAIN OR SHINE--in case of rain, bring umbrellas to share! This event
will be video-recorded.

------------------------
Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
------------------------
Volunteers are still needed for Baccalaureate (5:45 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Friday, May 16) and Commencement (12:45 p.m. until 4 p.m.)

Ushers whose participation is confirmed may attend the receptions in
the tent on the Quadrangle that follow each event.

Please email Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu to volunteer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
Have Unneeded Books?
------------------------
Andover Newton alumnus Karen Hernandez Andrews is collecting gently
used and new books for 3 schools for children in India: the Zinatul
Islam School for Girls, a school educating Muslim girls and boys in
grades K-12; Guria, a school for the children of sex workers; and the
Mar Thoma Gram Jyoti Schools of Varanasi, a schooling project located in
remote villages, educating Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and more. For
questions please contact Karen at KarenLHAndrews@aol.com. The book
drive ends June 15, and a drop-off bin is located outside my office,
Worcester 104.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY: A FREE Workshop for Parents sponsored by
Kids As Peacemakers and conducted by TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy
Children's Entertainment) -- May 22 at 7:00 pm at Newburyport Five Cents
Savings Bank, 63 State Street, Newburyport. RSVP to
jsteer45@comcast.net or call Marion Rizzo at 978 499-8290 to reserve
space.

Parents will learn how to deal with the cultural messages in the media
that promote violence and early sexualization of children, and combat
the influence that media, advertisements, and products have on
children's development, learning and behavior.

Call Julia Steer at 978 346-1116 for more information. Visit the Kids
As Peacemakers website www.kidsaspeacemakers.org for more information
about our youth program -- a terrific (and inexpensive) youth group or
Sunday school opportunity.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

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

------------------------
J.C. Mitchell Ordination
------------------------
J.C. Mitchell will be ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ)
on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 pm Hope Church in Roslindale MA
(hopeboston.org
for directions) All are invited and clergy are invited to robe and wear
red.

------------------------
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 jshaw2@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, May 13, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

In this message:

- Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
- Thank You from Valerie Dixon
- Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Convocation
- Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Have Unneeded Books?
- MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- J.C. Mitchell Ordination
- Music gig on May 15th
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
------------------------
Mary Luti named first Director of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor
of Worship & Preaching

Simon Lee appointed to Assistant Professor of New Testament

After receiving enthusiastic recommendations from the faculty and the
President, the Trustees of Andover Newton made two faculty appointments
at its April meeting. The action follows national searches for the
positions; both will begin with the 2008-09 academic year. Following the
Trustee's vote, President Nick Carter said, "Luti and Simon are
wonderful additions to our faculty. Each brings a unique combination of
scholarship, faith, and commitment to the church that will offer our
students exciting educational opportunities. I can't think of a better
way to help celebrate our bicentennial year than to welcome these two
outstanding new leaders to our faculty."

The Rev. Dr. J. Mary Luti has been elected to the position of Director
of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor of Worship and Preaching. Luti
will serve as the inaugural director of Andover Newton's Wilson Chapel
overseeing the imaginative integration of the modern new chapel into
curriculum and the life of the School community. In addition, Dr. Luti
will teach several courses each year in the areas of worship and
preaching.

For the past 8 years Dr. Luti has been serving the Senior Minister of
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (UCC). She 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, Mary also taught in the Department of the
History of Christianity at the School until leaving to work as a church
and leadership consultant 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 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. Luti and her spouse are residents of Cambridge,
MA.

Dr. Simon S. Lee has been elected to the position of Assistant
Professor of New Testament. Lee is an outstanding scholar who is
graduating from Harvard this spring with a doctorate in New Testament
and Christian Origins. Simon is a Presbyterian church leader originally
from South Korea who worked for several years as an engineer in his home
country before embarking on a life dedicated to religious scholarship.
He has a Masters of Sacred Theology from Harvard Divinity School, an
MDiv (summa cum laude) from Gordon Conwell, and a BS from Seoul National
University. Lee and his family are residents of Lexington, MA.

------------------------
Thank You from Valerie Dixon
------------------------
To the Andover Newton Community:

I have been trying to think of something elegant and eloquent and
memorable to write to you that will express my deep gratitude to you and
to God for your kind thoughts and words, for the gifts and for the love
that you have given me as I prepare to leave Andover Newton. Words are
too weak for this task. So, I will simply say: Thank you. Know that I
love you all with a Radical Love.

Peace,
Valerie Elverton Dixon

------------------------
Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
------------------------
UUCANS and friends invite you to a ritual farewell and simple breakfast
for our graduating seniors

Friday May 16
9:30am - 11:00am
ANTS Meeting House

Please RSVP to Christina Sillari csillari@ants.edu

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Convocation
------------------------
Last call to register for this Thursday's Convocation (May 15)
Visit the website for the full schedule of activities. If you wish to
attend lunch, the reception and/or dinner, the cost is free for seniors
and $10 for guests and students, but you must register ahead of time so
we can get an accurate meal count. Contact Kerri Saucier
ksaucier@ants.edu or call ext. 206. We hope to see you there!

------------------------
Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
------------------------
Volunteers are still needed for Baccalaureate (5:45 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Friday, May 16) and Commencement (12:45 p.m. until 4 p.m.)

Ushers whose participation is confirmed may attend the receptions in
the tent on the Quadrangle that follow each event.

Please email Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu to volunteer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
Have Unneeded Books?
------------------------
Andover Newton alumnus Karen Hernandez Andrews is collecting gently
used and new books for 3 schools for children in India: the Zinatul
Islam School for Girls, a school educating Muslim girls and boys in
grades K-12; Guria, a school for the children of sex workers; and the
Mar Thoma Gram Jyoti Schools of Varanasi, a schooling project located in
remote villages, educating Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and more. For
questions please contact Karen at KarenLHAndrews@aol.com. The book
drive ends June 15, and a drop-off bin is located outside my office,
Worcester 104.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY: A FREE Workshop for Parents sponsored by
Kids As Peacemakers and conducted by TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy
Children's Entertainment) -- May 22 at 7:00 pm at Newburyport Five Cents
Savings Bank, 63 State Street, Newburyport. RSVP to
jsteer45@comcast.net or call Marion Rizzo at 978 499-8290 to reserve
space.

Parents will learn how to deal with the cultural messages in the media
that promote violence and early sexualization of children, and combat
the influence that media, advertisements, and products have on
children's development, learning and behavior.

Call Julia Steer at 978 346-1116 for more information. Visit the Kids
As Peacemakers website www.kidsaspeacemakers.org for more information
about our youth program -- a terrific (and inexpensive) youth group or
Sunday school opportunity.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

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

------------------------
J.C. Mitchell Ordination
------------------------
J.C. Mitchell will be ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ)
on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 pm Hope Church in Roslindale MA
(hopeboston.org
for directions) All are invited and clergy are invited to robe and wear
red.

------------------------
Music gig on May 15th
------------------------
We are looking for a couple of musicians to provide background music
for dinner at Convocation - approx. 5-7. We don't have access to a
piano, however, so we are looking for unamplified instruments....$50/hr
with the possibility of playing for the reception prior to dinner too if
you want (the money....)

Contact: Priscilla Deck, x. 209

------------------------
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 jshaw2@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, May 12, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 12th, 2008

In this message:

- Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
- Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Convocation
- Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Have Unneeded Books?
- MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- J.C. Mitchell Ordination
- Music gig on May 15th
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
------------------------
Mary Luti named first Director of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor
of Worship & Preaching

Simon Lee appointed to Assistant Professor of New Testament

After receiving enthusiastic recommendations from the faculty and the
President, the Trustees of Andover Newton made two faculty appointments
at its April meeting. The action follows national searches for the
positions; both will begin with the 2008-09 academic year. Following the
Trustee's vote, President Nick Carter said, "Luti and Simon are
wonderful additions to our faculty. Each brings a unique combination of
scholarship, faith, and commitment to the church that will offer our
students exciting educational opportunities. I can't think of a better
way to help celebrate our bicentennial year than to welcome these two
outstanding new leaders to our faculty."

The Rev. Dr. J. Mary Luti has been elected to the position of Director
of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor of Worship and Preaching. Luti
will serve as the inaugural director of Andover Newton's Wilson Chapel
overseeing the imaginative integration of the modern new chapel into
curriculum and the life of the School community. In addition, Dr. Luti
will teach several courses each year in the areas of worship and
preaching.

For the past 8 years Dr. Luti has been serving the Senior Minister of
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (UCC). She 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, Mary also taught in the Department of the
History of Christianity at the School until leaving to work as a church
and leadership consultant 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 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. Luti and her spouse are residents of Cambridge,
MA.

Dr. Simon S. Lee has been elected to the position of Assistant
Professor of New Testament. Lee is an outstanding scholar who is
graduating from Harvard this spring with a doctorate in New Testament
and Christian Origins. Simon is a Presbyterian church leader originally
from South Korea who worked for several years as an engineer in his home
country before embarking on a life dedicated to religious scholarship.
He has a Masters of Sacred Theology from Harvard Divinity School, an
MDiv (summa cum laude) from Gordon Conwell, and a BS from Seoul National
University. Lee and his family are residents of Lexington, MA.

------------------------
Please come celebrate our 2008 Unitarian Universalist graduates!
------------------------
UUCANS and friends invite you to a ritual farewell and simple breakfast
for our graduating seniors

Friday May 16
9:30am - 11:00am
ANTS Meeting House

Please RSVP to Christina Sillari csillari@ants.edu

------------------------
Gardening at ANTS this summer?
------------------------
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.

Thanks!

Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

------------------------
Convocation
------------------------
Last call to register for this Thursday's Convocation (May 15)
Visit the website for the full schedule of activities. If you wish to
attend lunch, the reception and/or dinner, the cost is free for seniors
and $10 for guests and students, but you must register ahead of time so
we can get an accurate meal count. Contact Kerri Saucier
ksaucier@ants.edu or call ext. 206. We hope to see you there!

------------------------
Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
------------------------
Volunteers are still needed for Baccalaureate (5:45 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Friday, May 16) and Commencement (12:45 p.m. until 4 p.m.)

Ushers whose participation is confirmed may attend the receptions in
the tent on the Quadrangle that follow each event.

Please email Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu to volunteer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
Have Unneeded Books?
------------------------
Andover Newton alumnus Karen Hernandez Andrews is collecting gently
used and new books for 3 schools for children in India: the Zinatul
Islam School for Girls, a school educating Muslim girls and boys in
grades K-12; Guria, a school for the children of sex workers; and the
Mar Thoma Gram Jyoti Schools of Varanasi, a schooling project located in
remote villages, educating Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and more. For
questions please contact Karen at KarenLHAndrews@aol.com. The book
drive ends June 15, and a drop-off bin is located outside my office,
Worcester 104.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY
------------------------
MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY: A FREE Workshop for Parents sponsored by
Kids As Peacemakers and conducted by TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy
Children's Entertainment) -- May 22 at 7:00 pm at Newburyport Five Cents
Savings Bank, 63 State Street, Newburyport. RSVP to
jsteer45@comcast.net or call Marion Rizzo at 978 499-8290 to reserve
space.

Parents will learn how to deal with the cultural messages in the media
that promote violence and early sexualization of children, and combat
the influence that media, advertisements, and products have on
children's development, learning and behavior.

Call Julia Steer at 978 346-1116 for more information. Visit the Kids
As Peacemakers website www.kidsaspeacemakers.org for more information
about our youth program -- a terrific (and inexpensive) youth group or
Sunday school opportunity.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

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

------------------------
J.C. Mitchell Ordination
------------------------
J.C. Mitchell will be ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ)
on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 pm Hope Church in Roslindale MA
(hopeboston.org
for directions) All are invited and clergy are invited to robe and wear
red.

------------------------
Music gig on May 15th
------------------------
We are looking for a couple of musicians to provide background music
for dinner at Convocation - approx. 5-7. We don't have access to a
piano, however, so we are looking for unamplified instruments....$50/hr
with the possibility of playing for the reception prior to dinner too if
you want (the money....)

Contact: Priscilla Deck, x. 209

------------------------
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 jshaw2@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."

Friday, May 09, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, May 9th, 2008

In this message:

- Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
- Prayers for Myanmar
- You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
- Convocation
- Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Have Unneeded Books?
- Historical Andover Tour--5 Spots Open!
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- J.C. Mitchell Ordination
- Music gig on May 15th
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
------------------------
Mary Luti named first Director of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor
of Worship & Preaching

Simon Lee appointed to Assistant Professor of New Testament

After receiving enthusiastic recommendations from the faculty and the
President, the Trustees of Andover Newton made two faculty appointments
at its April meeting. The action follows national searches for the
positions; both will begin with the 2008-09 academic year. Following the
Trustee's vote, President Nick Carter said, "Luti and Simon are
wonderful additions to our faculty. Each brings a unique combination of
scholarship, faith, and commitment to the church that will offer our
students exciting educational opportunities. I can't think of a better
way to help celebrate our bicentennial year than to welcome these two
outstanding new leaders to our faculty."

The Rev. Dr. J. Mary Luti has been elected to the position of Director
of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor of Worship and Preaching. Luti
will serve as the inaugural director of Andover Newton's Wilson Chapel
overseeing the imaginative integration of the modern new chapel into
curriculum and the life of the School community. In addition, Dr. Luti
will teach several courses each year in the areas of worship and
preaching.

For the past 8 years Dr. Luti has been serving the Senior Minister of
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (UCC). She 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, Mary also taught in the Department of the
History of Christianity at the School until leaving to work as a church
and leadership consultant 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 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. Luti and her spouse are residents of Cambridge,
MA.

Dr. Simon S. Lee has been elected to the position of Assistant
Professor of New Testament. Lee is an outstanding scholar who is
graduating from Harvard this spring with a doctorate in New Testament
and Christian Origins. Simon is a Presbyterian church leader originally
from South Korea who worked for several years as an engineer in his home
country before embarking on a life dedicated to religious scholarship.
He has a Masters of Sacred Theology from Harvard Divinity School, an
MDiv (summa cum laude) from Gordon Conwell, and a BS from Seoul National
University. Lee and his family are residents of Lexington, MA.

------------------------
Prayers for Myanmar
------------------------
Good people:

The news from Myanmar is heart-rending. The latest reports are that in
the wake of the deadliest cyclone in that country's history, there are
more than 22,000 people dead and more than 40,000 people missing. All
indications are that the numbers will continue to rise. Much of the
country is without electricity, communications and transportation.

I have been asked by Andover Newton student Ai Doh for "prayers for our
people and especially our Pwo Kayin Theological Seminary where Dr. Maung
Maung Htwe and Dr. Soe Thi Ha are teaching." Ai Doh shares the sad news
that all staff buildings are destroyed and roofs at that seminary were
ripped out by the storm.

In addition, this next week Dr. Maung Maung Yin from Myanmar Institute
of Theology will be on campus for our Mission Conference (May 10) and
for Alumni/ae Convocation (May 15). Dr. Yin is still anxious about
members of his family, about whom he has heard nothing for the past 4
days.

We will accept donations for Myanmar relief in the President's office
for the next week.

Please include all the people of Myanmar in your prayers this week.

Sincerely,

N.

------------------------
You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
------------------------
To continue our bicentennial celebrations, on Saturday, May 10th, lay
leaders, local church missions committees, ministers and ministers-to-be
are invited to attend "Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives in Mission."
It will include a keynote address by an international speaker, small
group discussions, panel discussion from an international mission
perspective, workshops, and a missions-inspired worship service in
Wilson Chapel.

Why you should go: To participate in the re-definition of mission(s)
for the 21st century. To hear views of mission from Two-Thirds World.
To learn about and from best-practice churches doing excellent
mission(s) work.

Not to be missed: ANTS student Ruth Edens will be giving a presentation
on her UCC missions work in Lebanon.

ANTS students can attend for $10.00!
For more details and to register, go to
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/majority-speaks-08.

To volunteer (cost waived), contact Jim Hinds at 617-964-1100, x. 280
or ingathering@ants.edu

------------------------
Convocation
------------------------
Last call to register for this Thursday's Convocation (May 15)
Visit the website for the full schedule of activities. If you wish to
attend lunch, the reception and/or dinner, the cost is free for seniors
and $10 for guests and students, but you must register ahead of time so
we can get an accurate meal count. Contact Kerri Saucier
ksaucier@ants.edu or call ext. 206. We hope to see you there!

------------------------
Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
------------------------
Volunteers are still needed for Baccalaureate (5:45 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Friday, May 16) and Commencement (12:45 p.m. until 4 p.m.)

Ushers whose participation is confirmed may attend the receptions in
the tent on the Quadrangle that follow each event.

Please email Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu to volunteer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
Have Unneeded Books?
------------------------
Andover Newton alumnus Karen Hernandez Andrews is collecting gently
used and new books for 3 schools for children in India: the Zinatul
Islam School for Girls, a school educating Muslim girls and boys in
grades K-12; Guria, a school for the children of sex workers; and the
Mar Thoma Gram Jyoti Schools of Varanasi, a schooling project located in
remote villages, educating Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and more. For
questions please contact Karen at KarenLHAndrews@aol.com. The book
drive ends June 15, and a drop-off bin is located outside my office,
Worcester 104.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Historical Andover Tour--5 Spots Open!
------------------------
Students, Staff, and Faculty are invited to take a day-trip tour of
Andover, MA on Friday, May 16th. Tour buildings from the Andover
Seminary era (now Phillips Academy), learn about Andover founders,
missionaries and other luminaries like Harriet Beecher Stowe and
Eliaphet Pearson, reflect on ANTS history with historians and other
members of the ANTS community. Gather at 9:30 a.m. near Dabney Hall;
the bus will leave at 9:45 a.m. Expect to return by campus by 2:30 p.m.
Lunch is provided.

To attend, please contact Kerri Saucier atksaucier@ants.edu. Cost is
$20; checks are payable to Andover Newton. There are five spots
available, so the first five to respond will be accommodated.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

------------------------
INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School & Hebrew College - INTERFAITH
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

The Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education
(CIRCLE) of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2008-2009 academic year.

These annual fellowships are competitive, and each fellowship carries a
$10,000 stipend. Fellows will be expected to dedicate approximately 10
hours a week to the CIRCLE program, with the understanding that our work
is seasonal and will therefore include periods of more intensive work.

Students in any of the degree granting programs at ANTS or HC are
eligible to apply for this fellowship. The focus of the CIRCLE program
is Jewish-Christian interfaith learning and service, with a desire to
expand our work to include members of the Muslim community. We seek
fellows who identify themselves somewhere in the breadth of either the
Jewish or Christian traditions. They must be adept at organizing and
facilitating religious educational programming, and be committed to
working closely with a team of students and staff from ANTS and HC.

Responsibilities include:

1. Serving on the leadership team of the Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
program. This includes planning, coordination, and facilitation of
on-campus events with the interfaith leadership team (including students
and faculty advisors) throughout the academic year for ANTS-HC
community.

2. Specific work in one of several areas of the broader CIRCLE program.
These could include:

Website development
Teaching assistantship
Research on interfaith programs at seminary and graduate schools
Conference planning
Development of educational materials for congregations and schools
Outreach to other Jewish, Christian, and Muslim programs

3. Serving as an interfaith ambassador in a variety of religious and
cultural settings off-campus.

Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of introduction
describing their own faith background, their interest and experience in
interfaith work, and the relevant skills they bring to this endeavor.

Application materials should be submitted to Priscilla Deck
(pdeck@ants.edu). The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12,
2008. Applicants should be available for interviews May 19-20.

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

------------------------
J.C. Mitchell Ordination
------------------------
J.C. Mitchell will be ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ)
on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 pm Hope Church in Roslindale MA
(hopeboston.org
for directions) All are invited and clergy are invited to robe and wear
red.

------------------------
Music gig on May 15th
------------------------
We are looking for a couple of musicians to provide background music
for dinner at Convocation - approx. 5-7. We don't have access to a
piano, however, so we are looking for unamplified instruments....$50/hr
with the possibility of playing for the reception prior to dinner too if
you want (the money....)

Contact: Priscilla Deck, x. 209

------------------------
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 jshaw2@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."

Thursday, May 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, May 8th, 2008

In this message:

- Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
- Prayers for Myanmar
- You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
- Chapel News (May 4-10)
- Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Have Unneeded Books?
- Historical Andover Tour--5 Spots Open!
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
- Music gig on May 15th
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
------------------------
Mary Luti named first Director of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor
of Worship & Preaching

Simon Lee appointed to Assistant Professor of New Testament

After receiving enthusiastic recommendations from the faculty and the
President, the Trustees of Andover Newton made two faculty appointments
at its April meeting. The action follows national searches for the
positions; both will begin with the 2008-09 academic year. Following the
Trustee's vote, President Nick Carter said, "Luti and Simon are
wonderful additions to our faculty. Each brings a unique combination of
scholarship, faith, and commitment to the church that will offer our
students exciting educational opportunities. I can't think of a better
way to help celebrate our bicentennial year than to welcome these two
outstanding new leaders to our faculty."

The Rev. Dr. J. Mary Luti has been elected to the position of Director
of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor of Worship and Preaching. Luti
will serve as the inaugural director of Andover Newton's Wilson Chapel
overseeing the imaginative integration of the modern new chapel into
curriculum and the life of the School community. In addition, Dr. Luti
will teach several courses each year in the areas of worship and
preaching.

For the past 8 years Dr. Luti has been serving the Senior Minister of
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (UCC). She 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, Mary also taught in the Department of the
History of Christianity at the School until leaving to work as a church
and leadership consultant 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 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. Luti and her spouse are residents of Cambridge,
MA.

Dr. Simon S. Lee has been elected to the position of Assistant
Professor of New Testament. Lee is an outstanding scholar who is
graduating from Harvard this spring with a doctorate in New Testament
and Christian Origins. Simon is a Presbyterian church leader originally
from South Korea who worked for several years as an engineer in his home
country before embarking on a life dedicated to religious scholarship.
He has a Masters of Sacred Theology from Harvard Divinity School, an
MDiv (summa cum laude) from Gordon Conwell, and a BS from Seoul National
University. Lee and his family are residents of Lexington, MA.

------------------------
Prayers for Myanmar
------------------------
Good people:

The news from Myanmar is heart-rending. The latest reports are that in
the wake of the deadliest cyclone in that country's history, there are
more than 22,000 people dead and more than 40,000 people missing. All
indications are that the numbers will continue to rise. Much of the
country is without electricity, communications and transportation.

I have been asked by Andover Newton student Ai Doh for "prayers for our
people and especially our Pwo Kayin Theological Seminary where Dr. Maung
Maung Htwe and Dr. Soe Thi Ha are teaching." Ai Doh shares the sad news
that all staff buildings are destroyed and roofs at that seminary were
ripped out by the storm.

In addition, this next week Dr. Maung Maung Yin from Myanmar Institute
of Theology will be on campus for our Mission Conference (May 10) and
for Alumni/ae Convocation (May 15). Dr. Yin is still anxious about
members of his family, about whom he has heard nothing for the past 4
days.

We will accept donations for Myanmar relief in the President's office
for the next week.

Please include all the people of Myanmar in your prayers this week.

Sincerely,

N.

------------------------
You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
------------------------
To continue our bicentennial celebrations, on Saturday, May 10th, lay
leaders, local church missions committees, ministers and ministers-to-be
are invited to attend "Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives in Mission."
It will include a keynote address by an international speaker, small
group discussions, panel discussion from an international mission
perspective, workshops, and a missions-inspired worship service in
Wilson Chapel.

Why you should go: To participate in the re-definition of mission(s)
for the 21st century. To hear views of mission from Two-Thirds World.
To learn about and from best-practice churches doing excellent
mission(s) work.

Not to be missed: ANTS student Ruth Edens will be giving a presentation
on her UCC missions work in Lebanon.

ANTS students can attend for $10.00!
For more details and to register, go to
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/majority-speaks-08.

To volunteer (cost waived), contact Jim Hinds at 617-964-1100, x. 280
or ingathering@ants.edu

------------------------
Chapel News (May 4-10)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (May 5- May 9) will
be offered by:
Monday: Michael Hall
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Kurt Walker

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

Nick Carter will be leading Senior Chapel at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY
CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

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

The 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.

Thanks for a great first year in the Wilson Chapel! Seniors, be safe!
~ned

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Volunteer to usher for Baccalaureate and/or Commencement
------------------------
Volunteers are still needed for Baccalaureate (5:45 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Friday, May 16) and Commencement (12:45 p.m. until 4 p.m.)

Ushers whose participation is confirmed may attend the receptions in
the tent on the Quadrangle that follow each event.

Please email Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu to volunteer.

------------------------
Andover Newton Dumpsters
------------------------
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library schedule notice
------------------------
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial
Day.

------------------------
Have Unneeded Books?
------------------------
Andover Newton alumnus Karen Hernandez Andrews is collecting gently
used and new books for 3 schools for children in India: the Zinatul
Islam School for Girls, a school educating Muslim girls and boys in
grades K-12; Guria, a school for the children of sex workers; and the
Mar Thoma Gram Jyoti Schools of Varanasi, a schooling project located in
remote villages, educating Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and more. For
questions please contact Karen at KarenLHAndrews@aol.com. The book
drive ends June 15, and a drop-off bin is located outside my office,
Worcester 104.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Historical Andover Tour--5 Spots Open!
------------------------
Students, Staff, and Faculty are invited to take a day-trip tour of
Andover, MA on Friday, May 16th. Tour buildings from the Andover
Seminary era (now Phillips Academy), learn about Andover founders,
missionaries and other luminaries like Harriet Beecher Stowe and
Eliaphet Pearson, reflect on ANTS history with historians and other
members of the ANTS community. Gather at 9:30 a.m. near Dabney Hall;
the bus will leave at 9:45 a.m. Expect to return by campus by 2:30 p.m.
Lunch is provided.

To attend, please contact Kerri Saucier atksaucier@ants.edu. Cost is
$20; checks are payable to Andover Newton. There are five spots
available, so the first five to respond will be accommodated.

------------------------
Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
------------------------
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

------------------------
INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School & Hebrew College - INTERFAITH
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

The Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education
(CIRCLE) of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2008-2009 academic year.

These annual fellowships are competitive, and each fellowship carries a
$10,000 stipend. Fellows will be expected to dedicate approximately 10
hours a week to the CIRCLE program, with the understanding that our work
is seasonal and will therefore include periods of more intensive work.

Students in any of the degree granting programs at ANTS or HC are
eligible to apply for this fellowship. The focus of the CIRCLE program
is Jewish-Christian interfaith learning and service, with a desire to
expand our work to include members of the Muslim community. We seek
fellows who identify themselves somewhere in the breadth of either the
Jewish or Christian traditions. They must be adept at organizing and
facilitating religious educational programming, and be committed to
working closely with a team of students and staff from ANTS and HC.

Responsibilities include:

1. Serving on the leadership team of the Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
program. This includes planning, coordination, and facilitation of
on-campus events with the interfaith leadership team (including students
and faculty advisors) throughout the academic year for ANTS-HC
community.

2. Specific work in one of several areas of the broader CIRCLE program.
These could include:

Website development
Teaching assistantship
Research on interfaith programs at seminary and graduate schools
Conference planning
Development of educational materials for congregations and schools
Outreach to other Jewish, Christian, and Muslim programs

3. Serving as an interfaith ambassador in a variety of religious and
cultural settings off-campus.

Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of introduction
describing their own faith background, their interest and experience in
interfaith work, and the relevant skills they bring to this endeavor.

Application materials should be submitted to Priscilla Deck
(pdeck@ants.edu). The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12,
2008. Applicants should be available for interviews May 19-20.

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

------------------------
June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
------------------------
The Interreligious Center for Public Life Announces:

Covenant, Community, and Sexuality
June 16-17, 2008

A Conference Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute and by the
InterReligious Center on Public Life, in partnership with Andover Newton
Theological School and Hebrew College

The religious traditions are nearly at one in their recognition that
their teachings on the dignity of the person have to include persons who
are heterosexual as well as homosexual in orientation and not to
ostracize any person. Dignity of the person is the most fundamental
common theme. On the conclusions such traditions draw from that point
they are much divided and often confused. Various religious bodies, both
Jewish and Christian, have been at this discussion for years and many
still find themselves stalemated. With this conference, we do not intend
to be prescriptive, but to give people of the various traditions a forum
in which to explore these issues within the context of covenant and
community. For more information please see:
http://www.bostontheological.org/sexconf/sex_conf_2008.htm


Conference participants may elect to take the conference as a part of
the course, "COVENANT, COMMUNITY AND SEXUALITY," ANTS INTE 690 (3
credits; open to Hebrew College & BTI students); Instructors: Rodney
Petersen (BTI) and Sanford Seltzer (ICPL) and the Conference Speakers
and Proceedings, "Covenant, Community and Sexuality"; course runs
from 6/16 - 6/26. See course syllabus.

------------------------
Music gig on May 15th
------------------------
We are looking for a couple of musicians to provide background music
for dinner at Convocation - approx. 5-7. We don't have access to a
piano, however, so we are looking for unamplified instruments....$50/hr
with the possibility of playing for the reception prior to dinner too if
you want (the money....)

Contact: Priscilla Deck, x. 209

------------------------
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 jshaw2@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."

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

In this message:

- Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
- Prayers for Myanmar
- You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
- Chapel News (May 4-10)
- News from the Gala, and Thanks
- Historical Andover Tour--5 Spots Open!
- Farewell Reception for Professor Dixon and Professor Jeyaraj
- INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
- "The Light"
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
------------------------
Mary Luti named first Director of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor
of Worship & Preaching

Simon Lee appointed to Assistant Professor of New Testament

After receiving enthusiastic recommendations from the faculty and the
President, the Trustees of Andover Newton made two faculty appointments
at its April meeting. The action follows national searches for the
positions; both will begin with the 2008-09 academic year. Following the
Trustee's vote, President Nick Carter said, "Luti and Simon are
wonderful additions to our faculty. Each brings a unique combination of
scholarship, faith, and commitment to the church that will offer our
students exciting educational opportunities. I can't think of a better
way to help celebrate our bicentennial year than to welcome these two
outstanding new leaders to our faculty."

The Rev. Dr. J. Mary Luti has been elected to the position of Director
of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor of Worship and Preaching. Luti
will serve as the inaugural director of Andover Newton's Wilson Chapel
overseeing the imaginative integration of the modern new chapel into
curriculum and the life of the School community. In addition, Dr. Luti
will teach several courses each year in the areas of worship and
preaching.

For the past 8 years Dr. Luti has been serving the Senior Minister of
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (UCC). She 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, Mary also taught in the Department of the
History of Christianity at the School until leaving to work as a church
and leadership consultant 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 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. Luti and her spouse are residents of Cambridge,
MA.

Dr. Simon S. Lee has been elected to the position of Assistant
Professor of New Testament. Lee is an outstanding scholar who is
graduating from Harvard this spring with a doctorate in New Testament
and Christian Origins. Simon is a Presbyterian church leader originally
from South Korea who worked for several years as an engineer in his home
country before embarking on a life dedicated to religious scholarship.
He has a Masters of Sacred Theology from Harvard Divinity School, an
MDiv (summa cum laude) from Gordon Conwell, and a BS from Seoul National
University. Lee and his family are residents of Lexington, MA.

------------------------
Prayers for Myanmar
------------------------
Good people:

The news from Myanmar is heart-rending. The latest reports are that in
the wake of the deadliest cyclone in that country's history, there are
more than 22,000 people dead and more than 40,000 people missing. All
indications are that the numbers will continue to rise. Much of the
country is without electricity, communications and transportation.

I have been asked by Andover Newton student Ai Doh for "prayers for our
people and especially our Pwo Kayin Theological Seminary where Dr. Maung
Maung Htwe and Dr. Soe Thi Ha are teaching." Ai Doh shares the sad news
that all staff buildings are destroyed and roofs at that seminary were
ripped out by the storm.

In addition, this next week Dr. Maung Maung Yin from Myanmar Institute
of Theology will be on campus for our Mission Conference (May 10) and
for Alumni/ae Convocation (May 15). Dr. Yin is still anxious about
members of his family, about whom he has heard nothing for the past 4
days.

We will accept donations for Myanmar relief in the President's office
for the next week.

Please include all the people of Myanmar in your prayers this week.

Sincerely,

N.


------------------------
You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
------------------------
To continue our bicentennial celebrations, on Saturday, May 10th, lay
leaders, local church missions committees, ministers and ministers-to-be
are invited to attend "Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives in Mission."
It will include a keynote address by an international speaker, small
group discussions, panel discussion from an international mission
perspective, workshops, and a missions-inspired worship service in
Wilson Chapel.

Why you should go: To participate in the re-definition of mission(s)
for the 21st century. To hear views of mission from Two-Thirds World.
To learn about and from best-practice churches doing excellent
mission(s) work.

Not to be missed: ANTS student Ruth Edens will be giving a presentation
on her UCC missions work in Lebanon.

ANTS students can attend for $10.00!
For more details and to register, go to
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/majority-speaks-08.

To volunteer (cost waived), contact Jim Hinds at 617-964-1100, x. 280
or ingathering@ants.edu

------------------------
Chapel News (May 4-10)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (May 5- May 9) will
be offered by:
Monday: Michael Hall
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Kurt Walker

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

Nick Carter will be leading Senior Chapel at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY
CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

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

The 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.

Thanks for a great first year in the Wilson Chapel! Seniors, be safe!
~ned

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
News from the Gala, and Thanks
------------------------
As many of you know, the school recently held a Gala to celebrate its
200th anniversary and to invite new people to get to know who we are.
This "friend raiser" was a great success, and you are already beginning
to reap the benefits (the new Adirondack chairs on the quad and some new
landscaping you'll soon see are a result of money that was raised
there). There will be many more changes, additions (Bibles and hymnals
for the chapel) and updates that occur during the summer, so stay tuned!

But as you get the chance please say a huge word of thanks to Vice
President of Advancement Priscilla Deck and her team (especially Kerri
Saucier, Evan Page, Mary McKearney, and Devon Bates-new to the staff).
They all put in countless hours to make this happen, and we owe them a
huge debt of thanks. Advancement so often works behind the scenes, but
the Gala is a good example of how tied their work is to your everyday
experiences at Andover Newton. Many thanks, Priscilla, Kerri, Devon,
Evan, and Mary!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Historical Andover Tour--5 Spots Open!
------------------------
Students, Staff, and Faculty are invited to take a day-trip tour of
Andover, MA on Friday, May 16th. Tour buildings from the Andover
Seminary era (now Phillips Academy), learn about Andover founders,
missionaries and other luminaries like Harriet Beecher Stowe and
Eliaphet Pearson, reflect on ANTS history with historians and other
members of the ANTS community. Gather at 9:30 a.m. near Dabney Hall;
the bus will leave at 9:45 a.m. Expect to return by campus by 2:30 p.m.
Lunch is provided.

To attend, please contact Kerri Saucier atksaucier@ants.edu. Cost is
$20; checks are payable to Andover Newton. There are five spots
available, so the first five to respond will be accommodated.

------------------------
Farewell Reception for Professor Dixon and Professor Jeyaraj
------------------------
Please join us this Thursday, May 8, at 3 p.m. in the Meetinghouse for
a farewell reception for Valerie Dixon and Daniel Jeyaraj.

------------------------
INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School & Hebrew College - INTERFAITH
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

The Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education
(CIRCLE) of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2008-2009 academic year.

These annual fellowships are competitive, and each fellowship carries a
$10,000 stipend. Fellows will be expected to dedicate approximately 10
hours a week to the CIRCLE program, with the understanding that our work
is seasonal and will therefore include periods of more intensive work.

Students in any of the degree granting programs at ANTS or HC are
eligible to apply for this fellowship. The focus of the CIRCLE program
is Jewish-Christian interfaith learning and service, with a desire to
expand our work to include members of the Muslim community. We seek
fellows who identify themselves somewhere in the breadth of either the
Jewish or Christian traditions. They must be adept at organizing and
facilitating religious educational programming, and be committed to
working closely with a team of students and staff from ANTS and HC.

Responsibilities include:

1. Serving on the leadership team of the Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
program. This includes planning, coordination, and facilitation of
on-campus events with the interfaith leadership team (including students
and faculty advisors) throughout the academic year for ANTS-HC
community.

2. Specific work in one of several areas of the broader CIRCLE program.
These could include:

Website development
Teaching assistantship
Research on interfaith programs at seminary and graduate schools
Conference planning
Development of educational materials for congregations and schools
Outreach to other Jewish, Christian, and Muslim programs

3. Serving as an interfaith ambassador in a variety of religious and
cultural settings off-campus.

Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of introduction
describing their own faith background, their interest and experience in
interfaith work, and the relevant skills they bring to this endeavor.

Application materials should be submitted to Priscilla Deck
(pdeck@ants.edu). The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12,
2008. Applicants should be available for interviews May 19-20.

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

------------------------
June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
------------------------
The Interreligious Center for Public Life Announces:

Covenant, Community, and Sexuality
June 16-17, 2008

A Conference Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute and by the
InterReligious Center on Public Life, in partnership with Andover Newton
Theological School and Hebrew College

The religious traditions are nearly at one in their recognition that
their teachings on the dignity of the person have to include persons who
are heterosexual as well as homosexual in orientation and not to
ostracize any person. Dignity of the person is the most fundamental
common theme. On the conclusions such traditions draw from that point
they are much divided and often confused. Various religious bodies, both
Jewish and Christian, have been at this discussion for years and many
still find themselves stalemated. With this conference, we do not intend
to be prescriptive, but to give people of the various traditions a forum
in which to explore these issues within the context of covenant and
community. For more information please see:
http://www.bostontheological.org/sexconf/sex_conf_2008.htm


Conference participants may elect to take the conference as a part of
the course, "COVENANT, COMMUNITY AND SEXUALITY," ANTS INTE 690 (3
credits; open to Hebrew College & BTI students); Instructors: Rodney
Petersen (BTI) and Sanford Seltzer (ICPL) and the Conference Speakers
and Proceedings, "Covenant, Community and Sexuality"; course runs
from 6/16 - 6/26. See course syllabus.

------------------------
"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.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 jshaw2@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, May 06, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

In this message:

- Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
- Prayers for Myanmar
- You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
- Chapel News (May 4-10)
- News from the Gala, and Thanks
- Summer Course Canceled
- Farewell Reception for Professor Dixon and Professor Jeyaraj
- INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
- Labyrinth Walk 5/7/08
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
- "The Light"
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
Andover Newton Trustees Elect Two New Faculty Members
------------------------
Mary Luti named first Director of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor
of Worship & Preaching

Simon Lee appointed to Assistant Professor of New Testament

After receiving enthusiastic recommendations from the faculty and the
President, the Trustees of Andover Newton made two faculty appointments
at its April meeting. The action follows national searches for the
positions; both will begin with the 2008-09 academic year. Following the
Trustee's vote, President Nick Carter said, "Luti and Simon are
wonderful additions to our faculty. Each brings a unique combination of
scholarship, faith, and commitment to the church that will offer our
students exciting educational opportunities. I can't think of a better
way to help celebrate our bicentennial year than to welcome these two
outstanding new leaders to our faculty."

The Rev. Dr. J. Mary Luti has been elected to the position of Director
of Wilson Chapel and Visiting Professor of Worship and Preaching. Luti
will serve as the inaugural director of Andover Newton's Wilson Chapel
overseeing the imaginative integration of the modern new chapel into
curriculum and the life of the School community. In addition, Dr. Luti
will teach several courses each year in the areas of worship and
preaching.

For the past 8 years Dr. Luti has been serving the Senior Minister of
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (UCC). She 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, Mary also taught in the Department of the
History of Christianity at the School until leaving to work as a church
and leadership consultant 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 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. Luti and her spouse are residents of Cambridge,
MA.

Dr. Simon S. Lee has been elected to the position of Assistant
Professor of New Testament. Lee is an outstanding scholar who is
graduating from Harvard this spring with a doctorate in New Testament
and Christian Origins. Simon is a Presbyterian church leader originally
from South Korea who worked for several years as an engineer in his home
country before embarking on a life dedicated to religious scholarship.
He has a Masters of Sacred Theology from Harvard Divinity School, an
MDiv (summa cum laude) from Gordon Conwell, and a BS from Seoul National
University. Lee and his family are residents of Lexington, MA.

------------------------
Prayers for Myanmar
------------------------
Good people:

The news from Myanmar is heart-rending. The latest reports are that in
the wake of the deadliest cyclone in that country's history, there are
more than 22,000 people dead and more than 40,000 people missing. All
indications are that the numbers will continue to rise. Much of the
country is without electricity, communications and transportation.

I have been asked by Andover Newton student Ai Doh for "prayers for our
people and especially our Pwo Kayin Theological Seminary where Dr. Maung
Maung Htwe and Dr. Soe Thi Ha are teaching." Ai Doh shares the sad news
that all staff buildings are destroyed and roofs at that seminary were
ripped out by the storm.

In addition, this next week Dr. Maung Maung Yin from Myanmar Institute
of Theology will be on campus for our Mission Conference (May 10) and
for Alumni/ae Convocation (May 15). Dr. Yin is still anxious about
members of his family, about whom he has heard nothing for the past 4
days.

We will accept donations for Myanmar relief in the President's office
for the next week.

Please include all the people of Myanmar in your prayers this week.

Sincerely,

N.


------------------------
You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
------------------------
To continue our bicentennial celebrations, on Saturday, May 10th, lay
leaders, local church missions committees, ministers and ministers-to-be
are invited to attend "Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives in Mission."
It will include a keynote address by an international speaker, small
group discussions, panel discussion from an international mission
perspective, workshops, and a missions-inspired worship service in
Wilson Chapel.

Why you should go: To participate in the re-definition of mission(s)
for the 21st century. To hear views of mission from Two-Thirds World.
To learn about and from best-practice churches doing excellent
mission(s) work.

Not to be missed: ANTS student Ruth Edens will be giving a presentation
on her UCC missions work in Lebanon.

ANTS students can attend for $10.00!
For more details and to register, go to
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/majority-speaks-08.

To volunteer (cost waived), contact Jim Hinds at 617-964-1100, x. 280
or ingathering@ants.edu

------------------------
Chapel News (May 4-10)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (May 5- May 9) will
be offered by:
Monday: Michael Hall
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Kurt Walker

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

Nick Carter will be leading Senior Chapel at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY
CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

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

The 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.

Thanks for a great first year in the Wilson Chapel! Seniors, be safe!
~ned

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
News from the Gala, and Thanks
------------------------
As many of you know, the school recently held a Gala to celebrate its
200th anniversary and to invite new people to get to know who we are.
This "friend raiser" was a great success, and you are already beginning
to reap the benefits (the new Adirondack chairs on the quad and some new
landscaping you'll soon see are a result of money that was raised
there). There will be many more changes, additions (Bibles and hymnals
for the chapel) and updates that occur during the summer, so stay tuned!

But as you get the chance please say a huge word of thanks to Vice
President of Advancement Priscilla Deck and her team (especially Kerri
Saucier, Evan Page, Mary McKearney, and Devon Bates-new to the staff).
They all put in countless hours to make this happen, and we owe them a
huge debt of thanks. Advancement so often works behind the scenes, but
the Gala is a good example of how tied their work is to your everyday
experiences at Andover Newton. Many thanks, Priscilla, Kerri, Devon,
Evan, and Mary!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Summer Course Canceled
------------------------
Course Canceled- WOTA 728J The Bible of Holywood

------------------------
Farewell Reception for Professor Dixon and Professor Jeyaraj
------------------------
Please join us this Thursday, May 8, at 3 p.m. in the Meetinghouse for
a farewell reception for Valerie Dixon and Daniel Jeyaraj.

------------------------
INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School & Hebrew College - INTERFAITH
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

The Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education
(CIRCLE) of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2008-2009 academic year.

These annual fellowships are competitive, and each fellowship carries a
$10,000 stipend. Fellows will be expected to dedicate approximately 10
hours a week to the CIRCLE program, with the understanding that our work
is seasonal and will therefore include periods of more intensive work.

Students in any of the degree granting programs at ANTS or HC are
eligible to apply for this fellowship. The focus of the CIRCLE program
is Jewish-Christian interfaith learning and service, with a desire to
expand our work to include members of the Muslim community. We seek
fellows who identify themselves somewhere in the breadth of either the
Jewish or Christian traditions. They must be adept at organizing and
facilitating religious educational programming, and be committed to
working closely with a team of students and staff from ANTS and HC.

Responsibilities include:

1. Serving on the leadership team of the Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
program. This includes planning, coordination, and facilitation of
on-campus events with the interfaith leadership team (including students
and faculty advisors) throughout the academic year for ANTS-HC
community.

2. Specific work in one of several areas of the broader CIRCLE program.
These could include:

Website development
Teaching assistantship
Research on interfaith programs at seminary and graduate schools
Conference planning
Development of educational materials for congregations and schools
Outreach to other Jewish, Christian, and Muslim programs

3. Serving as an interfaith ambassador in a variety of religious and
cultural settings off-campus.

Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of introduction
describing their own faith background, their interest and experience in
interfaith work, and the relevant skills they bring to this endeavor.

Application materials should be submitted to Priscilla Deck
(pdeck@ants.edu). The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12,
2008. Applicants should be available for interviews May 19-20.

------------------------
Labyrinth Walk 5/7/08
------------------------
Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
Wednesday, May 7
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Come anytime to experience this form of walking prayer in the beautiful
sacred space of Wilson Chapel. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

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

------------------------
June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
------------------------
The Interreligious Center for Public Life Announces:

Covenant, Community, and Sexuality
June 16-17, 2008

A Conference Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute and by the
InterReligious Center on Public Life, in partnership with Andover Newton
Theological School and Hebrew College

The religious traditions are nearly at one in their recognition that
their teachings on the dignity of the person have to include persons who
are heterosexual as well as homosexual in orientation and not to
ostracize any person. Dignity of the person is the most fundamental
common theme. On the conclusions such traditions draw from that point
they are much divided and often confused. Various religious bodies, both
Jewish and Christian, have been at this discussion for years and many
still find themselves stalemated. With this conference, we do not intend
to be prescriptive, but to give people of the various traditions a forum
in which to explore these issues within the context of covenant and
community. For more information please see:
http://www.bostontheological.org/sexconf/sex_conf_2008.htm


Conference participants may elect to take the conference as a part of
the course, "COVENANT, COMMUNITY AND SEXUALITY," ANTS INTE 690 (3
credits; open to Hebrew College & BTI students); Instructors: Rodney
Petersen (BTI) and Sanford Seltzer (ICPL) and the Conference Speakers
and Proceedings, "Covenant, Community and Sexuality"; course runs
from 6/16 - 6/26. See course syllabus.

------------------------
"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.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 jshaw2@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, May 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 5th, 2008

In this message:

- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2008
- Admissions & Recruitment expands efforts in hospitality and
reception
- You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
- Chapel News (May 4-10)
- Commencement Speaker
- Summer Course Canceled
- Farewell Reception for Professor Dixon and Professor Jeyaraj
- From the Registrar's office
- INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
- Labyrinth Walk 5/7/08
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
- "The Light"
- Hospice volunteer training offered by West River Care
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2008
------------------------
The Dean's Offices wishes to apologize for the delay in announcing this
year's class of new members of the Jonathan Edwards Society. They are:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Yaroslav Nalysnyk
Victoria Weinstein

MASTER OF SACRED THEOLOGY
Mangyangtemjen Imsong

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Ann Aaberg
Erica Baron
D. Regina Boyd
Janet Bush
Joshua Alan Chhin-Lawrence
Mia Douglas
Helen Fields
Mary Helen Gunn
John Christian Mitchell
Irvin W. Morgan
Stacy Swain
Timothy Temerson

MASTER OF ARTS
Carolyn Roberts

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

------------------------
You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
------------------------
To continue our bicentennial celebrations, on Saturday, May 10th, lay
leaders, local church missions committees, ministers and ministers-to-be
are invited to attend "Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives in Mission."
It will include a keynote address by an international speaker, small
group discussions, panel discussion from an international mission
perspective, workshops, and a missions-inspired worship service in
Wilson Chapel.

Why you should go: To participate in the re-definition of mission(s)
for the 21st century. To hear views of mission from Two-Thirds World.
To learn about and from best-practice churches doing excellent
mission(s) work.

Not to be missed: ANTS student Ruth Edens will be giving a presentation
on her UCC missions work in Lebanon.

ANTS students can attend for $10.00!
For more details and to register, go to
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/majority-speaks-08.

To volunteer (cost waived), contact Jim Hinds at 617-964-1100, x. 280
or ingathering@ants.edu

------------------------
Chapel News (May 4-10)
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (May 5- May 9) will
be offered by:
Monday: Michael Hall
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Bill Gural
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly
Friday: Kurt Walker

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

Nick Carter will be leading Senior Chapel at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY
CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

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

The 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.

Thanks for a great first year in the Wilson Chapel! Seniors, be safe!
~ned

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

------------------------
Commencement Speaker
------------------------
The Faculty have asked Carolyn Roberts to be this year's commencement
speaker, and she has accepted. Carolyn is a Master of Arts student, and
a newly-inducted member of the Jonathan Edwards Society. We look forward
to hearing her on May 17!

------------------------
Summer Course Canceled
------------------------
Course Canceled- WOTA 728J The Bible of Holywood

------------------------
Farewell Reception for Professor Dixon and Professor Jeyaraj
------------------------
Please join us this Thursday, May 8, at 3 p.m. in the Meetinghouse for
a farewell reception for Valerie Dixon and Daniel Jeyaraj.

------------------------
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)

------------------------
INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School & Hebrew College - INTERFAITH
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

The Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education
(CIRCLE) of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2008-2009 academic year.

These annual fellowships are competitive, and each fellowship carries a
$10,000 stipend. Fellows will be expected to dedicate approximately 10
hours a week to the CIRCLE program, with the understanding that our work
is seasonal and will therefore include periods of more intensive work.

Students in any of the degree granting programs at ANTS or HC are
eligible to apply for this fellowship. The focus of the CIRCLE program
is Jewish-Christian interfaith learning and service, with a desire to
expand our work to include members of the Muslim community. We seek
fellows who identify themselves somewhere in the breadth of either the
Jewish or Christian traditions. They must be adept at organizing and
facilitating religious educational programming, and be committed to
working closely with a team of students and staff from ANTS and HC.

Responsibilities include:

1. Serving on the leadership team of the Journeys on the Hill (JOTH)
program. This includes planning, coordination, and facilitation of
on-campus events with the interfaith leadership team (including students
and faculty advisors) throughout the academic year for ANTS-HC
community.

2. Specific work in one of several areas of the broader CIRCLE program.
These could include:

Website development
Teaching assistantship
Research on interfaith programs at seminary and graduate schools
Conference planning
Development of educational materials for congregations and schools
Outreach to other Jewish, Christian, and Muslim programs

3. Serving as an interfaith ambassador in a variety of religious and
cultural settings off-campus.

Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of introduction
describing their own faith background, their interest and experience in
interfaith work, and the relevant skills they bring to this endeavor.

Application materials should be submitted to Priscilla Deck
(pdeck@ants.edu). The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12,
2008. Applicants should be available for interviews May 19-20.

------------------------
Labyrinth Walk 5/7/08
------------------------
Labyrinth Walk in Wilson Chapel
Wednesday, May 7
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Come anytime to experience this form of walking prayer in the beautiful
sacred space of Wilson Chapel. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

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

------------------------
June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
------------------------
The Interreligious Center for Public Life Announces:

Covenant, Community, and Sexuality
June 16-17, 2008

A Conference Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute and by the
InterReligious Center on Public Life, in partnership with Andover Newton
Theological School and Hebrew College

The religious traditions are nearly at one in their recognition that
their teachings on the dignity of the person have to include persons who
are heterosexual as well as homosexual in orientation and not to
ostracize any person. Dignity of the person is the most fundamental
common theme. On the conclusions such traditions draw from that point
they are much divided and often confused. Various religious bodies, both
Jewish and Christian, have been at this discussion for years and many
still find themselves stalemated. With this conference, we do not intend
to be prescriptive, but to give people of the various traditions a forum
in which to explore these issues within the context of covenant and
community. For more information please see:
http://www.bostontheological.org/sexconf/sex_conf_2008.htm


Conference participants may elect to take the conference as a part of
the course, "COVENANT, COMMUNITY AND SEXUALITY," ANTS INTE 690 (3
credits; open to Hebrew College & BTI students); Instructors: Rodney
Petersen (BTI) and Sanford Seltzer (ICPL) and the Conference Speakers
and Proceedings, "Covenant, Community and Sexuality"; course runs
from 6/16 - 6/26. See course syllabus.

------------------------
"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.com

------------------------
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 jshaw2@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."

Friday, May 02, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, May 2nd, 2008

In this message:

- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2008
- Admissions & Recruitment expands efforts in hospitality and
reception
- You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
- Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice
- Commencement Speaker
- Summer Course Canceled
- 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
- June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
- "The Light"
- Hospice volunteer training offered by West River Care
- Andover Newton Community Art show
- COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009


------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2008
------------------------
The Dean's Offices wishes to apologize for the delay in announcing this
year's class of new members of the Jonathan Edwards Society. They are:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Yaroslav Nalysnyk
Victoria Weinstein

MASTER OF SACRED THEOLOGY
Mangyangtemjen Imsong

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Ann Aaberg
Erica Baron
D. Regina Boyd
Janet Bush
Joshua Alan Chhin-Lawrence
Mia Douglas
Helen Fields
Mary Helen Gunn
John Christian Mitchell
Irvin W. Morgan
Stacy Swain
Timothy Temerson

MASTER OF ARTS
Carolyn Roberts

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

------------------------
You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
------------------------
To continue our bicentennial celebrations, on Saturday, May 10th, lay
leaders, local church missions committees, ministers and ministers-to-be
are invited to attend "Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives in Mission."
It will include a keynote address by an international speaker, small
group discussions, panel discussion from an international mission
perspective, workshops, and a missions-inspired worship service in
Wilson Chapel.

Why you should go: To participate in the re-definition of mission(s)
for the 21st century. To hear views of mission from Two-Thirds World.
To learn about and from best-practice churches doing excellent
mission(s) work.

Not to be missed: ANTS student Ruth Edens will be giving a presentation
on her UCC missions work in Lebanon.

ANTS students can attend for $10.00!
For more details and to register, go to
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/majority-speaks-08.

To volunteer (cost waived), contact Jim Hinds at 617-964-1100, x. 280
or ingathering@ants.edu

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

------------------------
Commencement Speaker
------------------------
The Faculty have asked Carolyn Roberts to be this year's commencement
speaker, and she has accepted. Carolyn is a Master of Arts student, and
a newly-inducted member of the Jonathan Edwards Society. We look forward
to hearing her on May 17!

------------------------
Summer Course Canceled
------------------------
Course Canceled- WOTA 728J The Bible of Holywood

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

------------------------
June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
------------------------
The Interreligious Center for Public Life Announces:

Covenant, Community, and Sexuality
June 16-17, 2008

A Conference Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute and by the
InterReligious Center on Public Life, in partnership with Andover Newton
Theological School and Hebrew College

The religious traditions are nearly at one in their recognition that
their teachings on the dignity of the person have to include persons who
are heterosexual as well as homosexual in orientation and not to
ostracize any person. Dignity of the person is the most fundamental
common theme. On the conclusions such traditions draw from that point
they are much divided and often confused. Various religious bodies, both
Jewish and Christian, have been at this discussion for years and many
still find themselves stalemated. With this conference, we do not intend
to be prescriptive, but to give people of the various traditions a forum
in which to explore these issues within the context of covenant and
community. For more information please see:
http://www.bostontheological.org/sexconf/sex_conf_2008.htm


Conference participants may elect to take the conference as a part of
the course, "COVENANT, COMMUNITY AND SEXUALITY," ANTS INTE 690 (3
credits; open to Hebrew College & BTI students); Instructors: Rodney
Petersen (BTI) and Sanford Seltzer (ICPL) and the Conference Speakers
and Proceedings, "Covenant, Community and Sexuality"; course runs
from 6/16 - 6/26. See course syllabus.

------------------------
"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.com

------------------------
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 jshaw2@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."

Thursday, May 01, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, May 1st, 2008

In this message:

- SA Officers for 2008-2009
- Admissions & Recruitment expands efforts in hospitality and
reception
- You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
- 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
- June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
- "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)

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

------------------------
You are invited to the May 10th Missions Conference!
------------------------
To continue our bicentennial celebrations, on Saturday, May 10th, lay
leaders, local church missions committees, ministers and ministers-to-be
are invited to attend "Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives in Mission."
It will include a keynote address by an international speaker, small
group discussions, panel discussion from an international mission
perspective, workshops, and a missions-inspired worship service in
Wilson Chapel.

Why you should go: To participate in the re-definition of mission(s)
for the 21st century. To hear views of mission from Two-Thirds World.
To learn about and from best-practice churches doing excellent
mission(s) work.

Not to be missed: ANTS student Ruth Edens will be giving a presentation
on her UCC missions work in Lebanon.

ANTS students can attend for $10.00!
For more details and to register, go to
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/majority-speaks-08.

To volunteer (cost waived), contact Jim Hinds at 617-964-1100, x. 280
or ingathering@ants.edu

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

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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)

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Retreat: Dancing on Water: Discovering the Sacred in Our Daily Life
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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.

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An Evening of Sacred Song with MiXed Company - May 3rd in Wilson
Chapel
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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.

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May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
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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.

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June Covenant, Community, and Sexuality Conference
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The Interreligious Center for Public Life Announces:

Covenant, Community, and Sexuality
June 16-17, 2008

A Conference Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute and by the
InterReligious Center on Public Life, in partnership with Andover Newton
Theological School and Hebrew College

The religious traditions are nearly at one in their recognition that
their teachings on the dignity of the person have to include persons who
are heterosexual as well as homosexual in orientation and not to
ostracize any person. Dignity of the person is the most fundamental
common theme. On the conclusions such traditions draw from that point
they are much divided and often confused. Various religious bodies, both
Jewish and Christian, have been at this discussion for years and many
still find themselves stalemated. With this conference, we do not intend
to be prescriptive, but to give people of the various traditions a forum
in which to explore these issues within the context of covenant and
community. For more information please see:
http://www.bostontheological.org/sexconf/sex_conf_2008.htm


Conference participants may elect to take the conference as a part of
the course, "COVENANT, COMMUNITY AND SEXUALITY," ANTS INTE 690 (3
credits; open to Hebrew College & BTI students); Instructors: Rodney
Petersen (BTI) and Sanford Seltzer (ICPL) and the Conference Speakers
and Proceedings, "Covenant, Community and Sexuality"; course runs
from 6/16 - 6/26. See course syllabus.

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"The Light"
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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.com

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Hospice volunteer training offered by West River Care
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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.

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Andover Newton Community Art show
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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

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COURSE AT GLASTONBURY ABBEY IN JANUARY, 2009
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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 jshaw2@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."