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Friday, October 31, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 31st, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter Registration in Progress
- Winter courses update *** New ***
- Immunization Requirements
- Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome *** New ***
- For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Special Election Day Worship & Party
- Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 11th
- The Great American Book Drive

Staff News:
- VP Robert MacDonald to retire
- Inaugural Director of ANTS new MBS Media Center Hired
- Emily Leavitt promoted to Manager of IT
- Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship, January 20-24
- Housing opportunities
- Donna Colletti Lowre being interviewed on Talk Radio WNTK 99.7 FM
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

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Academic:
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Winter Registration in Progress
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October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

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Winter courses update *** New ***
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Cancellation of Border Crossing Trip

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Immunization Requirements
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Massachusetts requires that all registered students, regardless of age,
provide proof of immunization for certain communicable diseases
THE LAW STATES THAT WE CANNOT PERMIT YOU TO ATTEND CLASSES UNLESS THIS
DOCUMENT IS ON FILE IN OUR REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.
-- 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine are required for all full time and
part time graduate students.
-- All full and part-time graduate students (whether or not they
reside in campus) must: provide documentation of receipt of one dose of
meningococcal vaccine (within the last 5 years) or As an alternative
students may sign the Meningococcal Information and Waiver form to
indicate that they have read and understood the required information
related to the risks of meningococcal disease, and have elected to
decline the vaccine http://www.ants.edu/pdf/ImmWaiverInfo2005.pdf
-- 1 Td Booster within the last 10 years and
-- 2 Doses of MMR vaccine
If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
e-mail me at naguila@ants.edu
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Blessings,
Nayda G. Aguila

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Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome *** New ***
------------------------
By now, you are aware that the program in Faith, Health and
Spirituality will close for the reasons that Brita so eloquently
enumerated in a recent enews column. The influence of the emphasis on
faith, health and spirituality will continue in the new curriculum in
ways that Brita has indicated. But the purpose of this note is to
express my deep and abiding gratitude for Brita's leadership. It was
Brita's vision that gave us the program in Faith, Health and
Spirituality, and it was her vision that encouraged us to relinquish
this program precisely because it had fulfilled its mission and purpose
so well. Now, Brita's vision has led her to provide leadership for the
border crossing experiences and emphases that will be essential to the
new curriculum. She is already investing herself in this new adventure
and exhibiting the combination of insight and intensity that marked her
earlier work. So we can say simultaneously, "Thank you for all you have
given this school, especially the program in Faith, Health and
Spirituality, and welcome to your new role.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
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After some discussion, we have put in place a series of opportunities
for students who wish to work on their writing skills. Judy Brandon,
Brenda Hermanson and Sherry Thomas have agreed to conduct two Group
sessions each week, beginning on Tuesday, November 4 and Thursday,
November 6 in Worcester 303. The Groups will meet from 11:30 am to 1:30
pm, except for the first session which will end at 1:00 pm. The fee will
be $5 per session.

In addition, tutoring will be available on an individual basis. The
first half hour is free. Thereafter, the fee will be $15 per hour or $10
per half hour. Tutoring sessions may be done on line after the first
session which must be done face to face. The cost is determined by the
length of the paper at a fee of $1 per page.

As soon as this system is in place and working and Helen Snively
returns,, we will turn our attention to arrangements for the Spring
semester. I want to express my gratitude to Judy, Brenda and Sherry for
their interest in contributing to the development of writing skills that
are so essential to ministry.

Stay tuned for further developments.

Dean Bill Herzog II

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Fellowship News:
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Special Election Day Worship & Party
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Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1 pm, Wilson Chapel
A special Election Day worship service, lead by Mary Luti. Prayers for
our nation and Holy Communion.

Election Night Party
Tuesday, Nov. 4. Join the Student Association as we count the red and
blue states! Bring a snack or drink to share, and don't be shy to come
in pj's (in case it's another long night...) The TV will be on all day,
festivities will be full swing at 7 pm! All are welcome!

Thanks!!!
Morgan

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Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 11th
------------------------
Dear Members of the ANTS Community -

Are you a humanist, non-theist, or agnostic at ANTS who would like to
gather for discussion and perhaps form a fellowship? If so, let's gather
together in the dining hall for an informal meeting on November 11 at
12:00. Bring ideas if you have them, or just join us to talk about what
a fellowship might do for our wonderful community on the hill. All are
warmly welcome.

Contact: Jason Bachand
JBachand@ants.edu

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The Great American Book Drive
------------------------
I noticed someone put a postcard out for a book donation for inmates.
I don't know if someone on campus is collecting. If so, let me know.
If not, I will put some boxes out, and deliver them next Sat. to the
Brighton Alston Congregational Church.

Bill 781-698-6753

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Staff News:
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VP Robert MacDonald to retire
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Friends:

I want to share with you the news that our Vice President for Finance
and Operations, Robert MacDonald, has recently informed me of his
decision to retire from Andover Newton after 8 years of loyal service to
the School. Bob will wind up his duties here in mid-November.

While we search for a new Vice President, our controller, Michael
Delfino, has agreed to assist me in ensuring a smooth transition.

I know many of you will want to offer your thanks and best wishes to
Bob as he moves on, so the Senior Management Team will be organizing a
farewell party for Bob in the coming weeks. As details become available
about this event and the transition, we will share them with you all.

Nick

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Inaugural Director of ANTS new MBS Media Center Hired
------------------------
President Nick Carter announced today that Robert Craigue, an Emmy
Award winning videographer, editor and producer, has been hired as the
first Director of the Massachusetts Bible Society MEDIA CENTER at
Andover Newton.

Craigue brings more than 30 years of experience to the position. For a
major portion of his career he worked for WBZ-TV (CBS-Boston) as a
videographer, editor and producer, playing a major role in the airing of
programs like "Sundays with Liz Walker," and providing news coverage for
political, sports and community events. Craigue has also worked in set
design and construction for groups like the Boston Ballet and for
feature films like "The Witches of Eastwick." He has been nominated for
13 Emmy Awards (local) and was awarded two for outstanding achievements
in film editing.

Craigue will be the inaugural director of the new Media Center at
Andover Newton, funded in part by a major grant from the Massachusetts
Bible Society. In this role he will have three primary areas of
responsibility: 1. work with students to advance their media IQ and
skills; 2. work with faculty to both enhance their classroom media use
and leverage their scholarship to reach a wider national and
international audience; and 3) work with churches and other non-profits
to produce high quality media resources. Among the things that are
envisioned are a certificate in "Media and the Contemporary Church," DVD
portfolios for every ANTS graduate, a streaming video library, and a
series of DVD and CD resources for use in the local church. Andover
Newton and the Massachusetts Bible Society will also work with Bob to
develop some joint resources targeted at Biblical literacy and giving a
more sophisticated media voice to the progressive church community.

Under Mr. Craigue's direction the school has already purchased a host
of new media resources (high quality digital cameras, lighting, audio
equipment, editing computers and software, etc) and they are just
completing the construction of a state-of-the-art recording and editing
studio. Craigue will be recruiting a cadre of students to work with him
on filming, directing and editing a wide range of resources when he
begins his work January 3rd, 2009.

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Emily Leavitt promoted to Manager of IT
------------------------
Emily Leavitt has been promoted to IT Manager, effective October 1,
2008.
We congratulate her and wish her much success in her position.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School

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Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation
------------------------
We regret to announce that Cindy Bolshaw has resigned her position as
Head of Circulation, Trask Library, effective November 7. For the past
11 years Cindy has been an invaluable member of our staff, providing
personable service at the main circulation desk.

Please stop by the Library to greet Cindy and wish her well in her new
position at Goddard Library, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Jeff Brigham
Diana Yount

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Other News and Opportunities:
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Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III just alerted me to the fact
that Nike recycles old athletic shoes and uses them to create basketball
courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. Toward that end I will be
collecting your old sneakers in a box OUTSIDE (!) my office through the
Thanksgiving holiday. Allen will then bundle these up and send them on
to Nike. If you have shoes to contribute please feel free to drop them
by, and if you can also contribute $1.00 toward defraying postage please
give it to Jennifer Shaw in Worcester 105.

Nike has some guidelines about what their shoe grinding machines can
deal-with:
● Athletic shoes only (any brand) ● No shoes containing
metal
● No cleats or dress shoes ● No wet or damp
shoes

For more information see: http://letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/grind.html

So bring me your worn out sneakers and we'll get them off where they
can do some good!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life; Worcester 104

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Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
------------------------
Imagine you are sitting next to a small, red brick church in the
Tanzanian sun. A group of villagers, some holding infants, others
holding drums, rattles, reed
shakers, and other ancient rhythm instruments, produce Swahili sounds
which capture your sensibilities. As the group sways and shuffles, their
voices, hands
and feet recreate the roots of rhythm which remain in our familiar folk
and blues, jazz and gospel music. With their blend of folk and sacred
songs, their contagious
energy is transmitted to audiences of all ages.

You can live this wonderful experience directly when the Pommern
Village Choir comes to the First Congregational Church of Natick on
Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 PM. It's a cross-cultural, musical
experience not to be missed! A free-will offering will be received at
the concert to help support the drilling of wells and provision of fresh
water in Pommern and surrounding villages. The First Congregational
Church of Natick is located at 2 East Central Street in the center of
Natick, at the intersection of routes 27 and 135.

Jason Boyd
Interim Assistant Minister
First Congregational Church of Natick

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Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
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When: Saturday, 11/8 from 5-8pm
Where: 39 Edwards St., Framingham, MA

-co-sponsored by Edwards Church, UCC & Grace Congregational, UCC,
Framingham

What to expect: Energy saving info. for all budgets, door prizes that
save $ and the planet! Drama by the Just Peace Players that will
entertain & educate (suitable for all ages)

more info: www.edwardschurch.org or www.gracechurchucc.org OR call
Edwards church office: 508-877-2050
Bring a dish for potluck dinner at 5:30, beverages & coffee provided.

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EDS Lectures, November 13th
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Please join us in person, or via a live webcast for...

- The Joanna Dewey lecture in Feminist Biblical Studies:
"Baking Cakes to the Queen of Heaven: God, Goddesses, and Growing up
Black and Female in America," The Rev. Renita J. Weems, Lecturer

- The Carter Heyward Scholars Program Lecture:
"Is Marriage a 'Must' or a 'Bust'? Enlarging the Justice Agenda," The
Rev. Dr. Marvin M. Ellison, Lecturer

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 4:00 - 9:00
For more information or to register please contact Priscilla Burns at
pburns@eds.edu or 617.682.1506. Preregistration is requested.

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Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship, January 20-24
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You are invited to participate in an upcoming seminar designed to help
you meet the ethical challenges of congregational life and ministerial
practice.

Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship
January 20 to 24, 2009 Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

An ethical analysis of the ministerial relationship, outlining the
ethical risk of sexual and interpersonal abuse inherent in ministerial
practice and highlighting skills and strategies for relational
competence for ministry; designed to help clergy and lay leaders
identify unethical conduct and potentially abusive situations, to
develop preventive strategies and healing skills in theirs and others'
ministries and to engage in ethical and effective ministries.
Theological, ethical, psychological and pastoral concerns are considered
along with related organizational, insurance, legal and public relations
matters. Presentations include videos, case studies, lectures,
role-playing and worship.

The seminar leader is the Reverend Dr. Deborah J. Pope-Lance, a
Unitarian Universalist Minister and Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist, who has been researching, writing, and teaching in the field
of clergy and congregational ethics since 1985.

Don't Minister In Church or Community Without This Seminar designed to
help you.
To register or for information contact Deborah Pope-Lance at (978)
443-4393 or RevDPL@gmail.com
Cost: $465 plus materials.
Housing available upon request. Financial support for UU seminarians
and ministers through the UUA Ministry & Professional Leadership Staff
Group

Sponsored by UUCANS and held on the campus of Andover Newton
Theological School, Newton Centre, MA. This seminar is not an ANTS
Winterim Course but academic credit may be arranged.

Emily Melcher
54 Wayte Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 325-1070 (home)
(617) 489-7954 (home)
emilymelcher@comcast.net
www.emilymelcher.com

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Housing opportunities
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Housing opportunity:
-Great 1 bedroom apt. for rent. $780: includes heat & utilities.
-Location: Millis, MA (approx. 35 min. from Newton)
-Smoke free & pet-free environment
-Good storage/closet space
-Quiet, country setting (across from beautiful yoga center/Ashram)
Contact: Guruatma at: 508-353-5327
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Apartment for Rent
Cozy, one bedroom immaculate apartment for rent at Newton Corner. Easy
access to Mass Pike and Route 95. Bus stop to the T, local buses and
buses to downtown Boston is one block from apartment. Walking distance
to many stores and a beautiful park across the street. Quiet, secure
building with laundry on premises. $1100.00 includes heat and hot water.
On site parking is optional and is $75 a month. Move-in date can be
either Nov.15th or Dec.1. E-mail me if interested at
sandlewood32002@yahoo.com or call 617-304-7734.
Mary

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Donna Colletti Lowre being interviewed on Talk Radio WNTK 99.7 FM
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The show is Twin State Journal and will be live Tuesday, Nov. 4 th
from, 6-7pm. The host is Janine Weins who will be talking with Donna
about her one woman play, In Her Own Voice. Donna wrote and performed
in April 2008, while an M. Div senior at Andover Newton.

There has been a lot of interest in the play from churches across the
country (most recently at the ABC Conference in Greenlake, WI).
Donna will be bringing the play, with an interactive workshop, to
churches in the coming months.

Take a break from election night and listen about your bible sisters of
faith!

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Anyone with weaving knowledge?
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The Andover Newton Community Art Studio in the Meetinghouse has both a
floor loom and a table loom. There are several people who are eager to
use these, but we need some knowledgeble person to help us set up and
get started. If you are that person or know someone who might be able
to help, please contact Sandy at fulajoy@hotmail.com or talk to Joy
(Resident Teaching Artist).

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Art Night
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Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 30th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter Registration in Progress
- Immunization Requirements
- Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality

Fellowship News:
- Special Election Day Worship & Party
- Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 12th
- The Great American Book Drive *** New ***

Staff News:
- VP Robert MacDonald to retire *** New ***
- Inaugural Director of ANTS new MBS Media Center Hired
- Emily Leavitt promoted to Manager of IT
- Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship, January 20-24
- Housing opportunities *** Updated ***
- Donna Colletti Lowre being interviewed on Talk Radio WNTK 99.7 FM
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

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Academic:
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Winter Registration in Progress
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October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

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Immunization Requirements
------------------------
Massachusetts requires that all registered students, regardless of age,
provide proof of immunization for certain communicable diseases
THE LAW STATES THAT WE CANNOT PERMIT YOU TO ATTEND CLASSES UNLESS THIS
DOCUMENT IS ON FILE IN OUR REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.
-- 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine are required for all full time and
part time graduate students.
-- All full and part-time graduate students (whether or not they
reside in campus) must: provide documentation of receipt of one dose of
meningococcal vaccine (within the last 5 years) or As an alternative
students may sign the Meningococcal Information and Waiver form to
indicate that they have read and understood the required information
related to the risks of meningococcal disease, and have elected to
decline the vaccine http://www.ants.edu/pdf/ImmWaiverInfo2005.pdf
-- 1 Td Booster within the last 10 years and
-- 2 Doses of MMR vaccine
If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
e-mail me at naguila@ants.edu
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Blessings,
Nayda G. Aguila

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Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality
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Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

In 2000 the Center for Faith, Health and Spirituality was opened to
provide co-curricular offerings that could enhance students'
background and experience in the integration of spirituality and healing
in their personal lives, in the lives of their congregations and in the
world. For many years students and other members of our community
have benefitted from the ministries offered through the Center. In the
last few years several changes have happened on campus that have
directly impacted the operation of the Center. At the time of the
Center's founding there was far less attention given to spiritual life
on campus and there was no open space for meditative prayer or times for
informal group meditative or guided prayer. Now with the presence of
Wilson Chapel and it becoming the spiritual heart of the campus with
vibrant community worship, space for individual and small group
meditation and other worship experiences, as well as other important
events vital to the life of our community, it makes the Center less
necessary. The Dean of Students has now picked up the responsibility of
spiritual formation with the formation of student groups so that the
spiritual companioning groups offered by the center are no longer
needed. The Center housed the Ecology Ministry for several years and we
are grateful that its presence has helped assist this institution to
adopt core values and policies through the Board of Trustees that
commits ANTS to environmental responsibility in the years to come.
Although the Ecology Ministry has been discontinued as a field education
site, there is now an active Ecology Fellowship on campus that continues
the consciousness raising and ecological activism on campus, but this
does not require an office on campus. The Center housed the Reiki
Ministry up until last year, but with no continuity of leadership this
ministry has been closed. The Labyrinth Ministry will continue, if
there is adequate interest, under the auspices of the Director of the
Chapel. Joy Honen's deep commitment to using the arts as vehicle for
healing continues in her work with Worship, Theology and the Arts and
for the time being she will continue to use the art room with small
group workshops on the third floor of Sturtevant.

With these many changes it no longer seems a wise use of resources, in
both personnel and campus space to maintain a Center for Faith, Health
and Spirituality. This space, until future plans are announced, will
house an office (Rm.38) for Toni Di Lorenzo for the offering of
spiritual direction and pastoral counseling to students on campus, a
quiet room for meditation and two meeting rooms (Rm.39 & 32) that may
be reserved through the housing office, or used on a first come basis if
no one has reserved them or is meeting there. There will continue to
be special programs, workshops and offerings through the Chapel, Dean of
Students Office and the Psychology and Pastoral Theology Department that
will continue to weave the concern for the integration of faith, health
and spirituality into our life together on campus as well as into our
curriculum. Please contact me at extension 219 if you have any
questions, interests or concerns related to Faith, Health and
Spirituality.

I wish to express my deepest thanks to the school for allowing this
unused space in Sturtevant to be transformed into the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality, to Mary Macrina Cowan for her vision and early
leadership of the Center, to Joy Honen for her faithful and caring
stewardship of the space of the Center for the last few years, to the
many students who have offered their gifts and talents to the leadership
of the Ecology, Reiki, Labyrinth, Healing Arts and Spiritual
Companioning Ministries and to the many students who have blessed this
space with their own work and healing.

With gratitude,

Professor Brita Gill-Austern

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Fellowship News:
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Special Election Day Worship & Party
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Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1 pm, Wilson Chapel
A special Election Day worship service, lead by Mary Luti. Prayers for
our nation and Holy Communion.

Election Night Party
Tuesday, Nov. 4. Join the Student Association as we count the red and
blue states! Bring a snack or drink to share, and don't be shy to come
in pj's (in case it's another long night...) The TV will be on all day,
festivities will be full swing at 7 pm! All are welcome!

Thanks!!!
Morgan

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Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 11th
------------------------
Dear Members of the ANTS Community -

Are you a humanist, non-theist, or agnostic at ANTS who would like to
gather for discussion and perhaps form a fellowship? If so, let's gather
together in the dining hall for an informal meeting on November 11 at
12:00. Bring ideas if you have them, or just join us to talk about what
a fellowship might do for our wonderful community on the hill. All are
warmly welcome.

Contact: Jason Bachand
JBachand@ants.edu

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The Great American Book Drive *** New ***
------------------------
I noticed someone put a postcard out for a book donation for inmates.
I don't know if someone on campus is collecting. If so, let me know.
If not, I will put some boxes out, and deliver them next Sat. to the
Brighton Alston Congregational Church.

Bill 781-698-6753

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Staff News:
++++++++++++++++
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VP Robert MacDonald to retire *** New ***
------------------------
Friends:

I want to share with you the news that our Vice President for Finance
and Operations, Robert MacDonald, has recently informed me of his
decision to retire from Andover Newton after 8 years of loyal service to
the School. Bob will wind up his duties here in mid-November.

While we search for a new Vice President, our controller, Michael
Delfino, has agreed to assist me in ensuring a smooth transition.

I know many of you will want to offer your thanks and best wishes to
Bob as he moves on, so the Senior Management Team will be organizing a
farewell party for Bob in the coming weeks. As details become available
about this event and the transition, we will share them with you all.

Nick

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Inaugural Director of ANTS new MBS Media Center Hired
------------------------
President Nick Carter announced today that Robert Craigue, an Emmy
Award winning videographer, editor and producer, has been hired as the
first Director of the Massachusetts Bible Society MEDIA CENTER at
Andover Newton.

Craigue brings more than 30 years of experience to the position. For a
major portion of his career he worked for WBZ-TV (CBS-Boston) as a
videographer, editor and producer, playing a major role in the airing of
programs like "Sundays with Liz Walker," and providing news coverage for
political, sports and community events. Craigue has also worked in set
design and construction for groups like the Boston Ballet and for
feature films like "The Witches of Eastwick." He has been nominated for
13 Emmy Awards (local) and was awarded two for outstanding achievements
in film editing.

Craigue will be the inaugural director of the new Media Center at
Andover Newton, funded in part by a major grant from the Massachusetts
Bible Society. In this role he will have three primary areas of
responsibility: 1. work with students to advance their media IQ and
skills; 2. work with faculty to both enhance their classroom media use
and leverage their scholarship to reach a wider national and
international audience; and 3) work with churches and other non-profits
to produce high quality media resources. Among the things that are
envisioned are a certificate in "Media and the Contemporary Church," DVD
portfolios for every ANTS graduate, a streaming video library, and a
series of DVD and CD resources for use in the local church. Andover
Newton and the Massachusetts Bible Society will also work with Bob to
develop some joint resources targeted at Biblical literacy and giving a
more sophisticated media voice to the progressive church community.

Under Mr. Craigue's direction the school has already purchased a host
of new media resources (high quality digital cameras, lighting, audio
equipment, editing computers and software, etc) and they are just
completing the construction of a state-of-the-art recording and editing
studio. Craigue will be recruiting a cadre of students to work with him
on filming, directing and editing a wide range of resources when he
begins his work January 3rd, 2009.

------------------------
Emily Leavitt promoted to Manager of IT
------------------------
Emily Leavitt has been promoted to IT Manager, effective October 1,
2008.
We congratulate her and wish her much success in her position.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School

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Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation
------------------------
We regret to announce that Cindy Bolshaw has resigned her position as
Head of Circulation, Trask Library, effective November 7. For the past
11 years Cindy has been an invaluable member of our staff, providing
personable service at the main circulation desk.

Please stop by the Library to greet Cindy and wish her well in her new
position at Goddard Library, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Jeff Brigham
Diana Yount

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Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III just alerted me to the fact
that Nike recycles old athletic shoes and uses them to create basketball
courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. Toward that end I will be
collecting your old sneakers in a box OUTSIDE (!) my office through the
Thanksgiving holiday. Allen will then bundle these up and send them on
to Nike. If you have shoes to contribute please feel free to drop them
by, and if you can also contribute $1.00 toward defraying postage please
give it to Jennifer Shaw in Worcester 105.

Nike has some guidelines about what their shoe grinding machines can
deal-with:
● Athletic shoes only (any brand) ● No shoes containing
metal
● No cleats or dress shoes ● No wet or damp
shoes

For more information see: http://letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/grind.html

So bring me your worn out sneakers and we'll get them off where they
can do some good!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life; Worcester 104

------------------------
Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
------------------------
Imagine you are sitting next to a small, red brick church in the
Tanzanian sun. A group of villagers, some holding infants, others
holding drums, rattles, reed
shakers, and other ancient rhythm instruments, produce Swahili sounds
which capture your sensibilities. As the group sways and shuffles, their
voices, hands
and feet recreate the roots of rhythm which remain in our familiar folk
and blues, jazz and gospel music. With their blend of folk and sacred
songs, their contagious
energy is transmitted to audiences of all ages.

You can live this wonderful experience directly when the Pommern
Village Choir comes to the First Congregational Church of Natick on
Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 PM. It's a cross-cultural, musical
experience not to be missed! A free-will offering will be received at
the concert to help support the drilling of wells and provision of fresh
water in Pommern and surrounding villages. The First Congregational
Church of Natick is located at 2 East Central Street in the center of
Natick, at the intersection of routes 27 and 135.

Jason Boyd
Interim Assistant Minister
First Congregational Church of Natick

------------------------
Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
------------------------
When: Saturday, 11/8 from 5-8pm
Where: 39 Edwards St., Framingham, MA

-co-sponsored by Edwards Church, UCC & Grace Congregational, UCC,
Framingham

What to expect: Energy saving info. for all budgets, door prizes that
save $ and the planet! Drama by the Just Peace Players that will
entertain & educate (suitable for all ages)

more info: www.edwardschurch.org or www.gracechurchucc.org OR call
Edwards church office: 508-877-2050
Bring a dish for potluck dinner at 5:30, beverages & coffee provided.

------------------------
EDS Lectures, November 13th
------------------------
Please join us in person, or via a live webcast for...

- The Joanna Dewey lecture in Feminist Biblical Studies:
"Baking Cakes to the Queen of Heaven: God, Goddesses, and Growing up
Black and Female in America," The Rev. Renita J. Weems, Lecturer

- The Carter Heyward Scholars Program Lecture:
"Is Marriage a 'Must' or a 'Bust'? Enlarging the Justice Agenda," The
Rev. Dr. Marvin M. Ellison, Lecturer

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 4:00 - 9:00
For more information or to register please contact Priscilla Burns at
pburns@eds.edu or 617.682.1506. Preregistration is requested.

------------------------
Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship, January 20-24
------------------------
You are invited to participate in an upcoming seminar designed to help
you meet the ethical challenges of congregational life and ministerial
practice.

Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship
January 20 to 24, 2009 Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

An ethical analysis of the ministerial relationship, outlining the
ethical risk of sexual and interpersonal abuse inherent in ministerial
practice and highlighting skills and strategies for relational
competence for ministry; designed to help clergy and lay leaders
identify unethical conduct and potentially abusive situations, to
develop preventive strategies and healing skills in theirs and others'
ministries and to engage in ethical and effective ministries.
Theological, ethical, psychological and pastoral concerns are considered
along with related organizational, insurance, legal and public relations
matters. Presentations include videos, case studies, lectures,
role-playing and worship.

The seminar leader is the Reverend Dr. Deborah J. Pope-Lance, a
Unitarian Universalist Minister and Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist, who has been researching, writing, and teaching in the field
of clergy and congregational ethics since 1985.

Don't Minister In Church or Community Without This Seminar designed to
help you.
To register or for information contact Deborah Pope-Lance at (978)
443-4393 or RevDPL@gmail.com
Cost: $465 plus materials.
Housing available upon request. Financial support for UU seminarians
and ministers through the UUA Ministry & Professional Leadership Staff
Group

Sponsored by UUCANS and held on the campus of Andover Newton
Theological School, Newton Centre, MA. This seminar is not an ANTS
Winterim Course but academic credit may be arranged.

Emily Melcher
54 Wayte Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 325-1070 (home)
(617) 489-7954 (home)
emilymelcher@comcast.net
www.emilymelcher.com

------------------------
Housing opportunities *** Updated ***
------------------------
Housing opportunity:
-Great 1 bedroom apt. for rent. $780: includes heat & utilities.
-Location: Millis, MA (approx. 35 min. from Newton)
-Smoke free & pet-free environment
-Good storage/closet space
-Quiet, country setting (across from beautiful yoga center/Ashram)
Contact: Guruatma at: 508-353-5327
------------------------
Apartment for Rent
Cozy, one bedroom immaculate apartment for rent at Newton Corner. Easy
access to Mass Pike and Route 95. Bus stop to the T, local buses and
buses to downtown Boston is one block from apartment. Walking distance
to many stores and a beautiful park across the street. Quiet, secure
building with laundry on premises. $1100.00 includes heat and hot water.
On site parking is optional and is $75 a month. Move-in date can be
either Nov.15th or Dec.1. E-mail me if interested at
sandlewood32002@yahoo.com or call 617-304-7734.
Mary

------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre being interviewed on Talk Radio WNTK 99.7 FM
------------------------
The show is Twin State Journal and will be live Tuesday, Nov. 4 th
from, 6-7pm. The host is Janine Weins who will be talking with Donna
about her one woman play, In Her Own Voice. Donna wrote and performed
in April 2008, while an M. Div senior at Andover Newton.

There has been a lot of interest in the play from churches across the
country (most recently at the ABC Conference in Greenlake, WI).
Donna will be bringing the play, with an interactive workshop, to
churches in the coming months.

Take a break from election night and listen about your bible sisters of
faith!

------------------------
Anyone with weaving knowledge?
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Studio in the Meetinghouse has both a
floor loom and a table loom. There are several people who are eager to
use these, but we need some knowledgeble person to help us set up and
get started. If you are that person or know someone who might be able
to help, please contact Sandy at fulajoy@hotmail.com or talk to Joy
(Resident Teaching Artist).

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter Registration in Progress
- Immunization Requirements
- Is Field Education in your future? October 30th *** New ***
- Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality

Fellowship News:
- Special Election Day Worship & Party
- New Television
- Thursday UU worship Wilson chapel 1:00pm *** New **
- Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 12th *** New ***

Staff News: *** All New ***
- Inaugural Director of ANTS new MBS Media Center Hired
- Emily Leavitt promoted to Manager of IT
- Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation

Other News and Opportunities:
- Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
- Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship, January 20-24
- Housing opportunity *** New ***
- Donna Colletti Lowre being interviewed on Talk Radio WNTK 99.7 FM ***
New ***
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
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Winter Registration in Progress
------------------------
October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
Immunization Requirements
------------------------
Massachusetts requires that all registered students, regardless of age,
provide proof of immunization for certain communicable diseases
THE LAW STATES THAT WE CANNOT PERMIT YOU TO ATTEND CLASSES UNLESS THIS
DOCUMENT IS ON FILE IN OUR REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.
-- 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine are required for all full time and
part time graduate students.
-- All full and part-time graduate students (whether or not they
reside in campus) must: provide documentation of receipt of one dose of
meningococcal vaccine (within the last 5 years) or As an alternative
students may sign the Meningococcal Information and Waiver form to
indicate that they have read and understood the required information
related to the risks of meningococcal disease, and have elected to
decline the vaccine http://www.ants.edu/pdf/ImmWaiverInfo2005.pdf
-- 1 Td Booster within the last 10 years and
-- 2 Doses of MMR vaccine
If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
e-mail me at naguila@ants.edu
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Blessings,
Nayda G. Aguila

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? October 30th *** New ***
------------------------
The second information session for students that will be entering into
Field Education in Fall of 2009 is Thursday, October 30th. It will be
held in the Peck Room from 1:00-1:45pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, (617) 964-1100 ext 316, with any questions or
concerns.

Best Wishes,
Jen

------------------------
Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality
------------------------
Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

In 2000 the Center for Faith, Health and Spirituality was opened to
provide co-curricular offerings that could enhance students'
background and experience in the integration of spirituality and healing
in their personal lives, in the lives of their congregations and in the
world. For many years students and other members of our community
have benefitted from the ministries offered through the Center. In the
last few years several changes have happened on campus that have
directly impacted the operation of the Center. At the time of the
Center's founding there was far less attention given to spiritual life
on campus and there was no open space for meditative prayer or times for
informal group meditative or guided prayer. Now with the presence of
Wilson Chapel and it becoming the spiritual heart of the campus with
vibrant community worship, space for individual and small group
meditation and other worship experiences, as well as other important
events vital to the life of our community, it makes the Center less
necessary. The Dean of Students has now picked up the responsibility of
spiritual formation with the formation of student groups so that the
spiritual companioning groups offered by the center are no longer
needed. The Center housed the Ecology Ministry for several years and we
are grateful that its presence has helped assist this institution to
adopt core values and policies through the Board of Trustees that
commits ANTS to environmental responsibility in the years to come.
Although the Ecology Ministry has been discontinued as a field education
site, there is now an active Ecology Fellowship on campus that continues
the consciousness raising and ecological activism on campus, but this
does not require an office on campus. The Center housed the Reiki
Ministry up until last year, but with no continuity of leadership this
ministry has been closed. The Labyrinth Ministry will continue, if
there is adequate interest, under the auspices of the Director of the
Chapel. Joy Honen's deep commitment to using the arts as vehicle for
healing continues in her work with Worship, Theology and the Arts and
for the time being she will continue to use the art room with small
group workshops on the third floor of Sturtevant.

With these many changes it no longer seems a wise use of resources, in
both personnel and campus space to maintain a Center for Faith, Health
and Spirituality. This space, until future plans are announced, will
house an office (Rm.38) for Toni Di Lorenzo for the offering of
spiritual direction and pastoral counseling to students on campus, a
quiet room for meditation and two meeting rooms (Rm.39 & 32) that may
be reserved through the housing office, or used on a first come basis if
no one has reserved them or is meeting there. There will continue to
be special programs, workshops and offerings through the Chapel, Dean of
Students Office and the Psychology and Pastoral Theology Department that
will continue to weave the concern for the integration of faith, health
and spirituality into our life together on campus as well as into our
curriculum. Please contact me at extension 219 if you have any
questions, interests or concerns related to Faith, Health and
Spirituality.

I wish to express my deepest thanks to the school for allowing this
unused space in Sturtevant to be transformed into the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality, to Mary Macrina Cowan for her vision and early
leadership of the Center, to Joy Honen for her faithful and caring
stewardship of the space of the Center for the last few years, to the
many students who have offered their gifts and talents to the leadership
of the Ecology, Reiki, Labyrinth, Healing Arts and Spiritual
Companioning Ministries and to the many students who have blessed this
space with their own work and healing.

With gratitude,

Professor Brita Gill-Austern

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
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Special Election Day Worship & Party
------------------------
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1 pm, Wilson Chapel
A special Election Day worship service, lead by Mary Luti. Prayers for
our nation and Holy Communion.

Election Night Party
Tuesday, Nov. 4. Join the Student Association as we count the red and
blue states! Bring a snack or drink to share, and don't be shy to come
in pj's (in case it's another long night...) The TV will be on all day,
festivities will be full swing at 7 pm! All are welcome!

Thanks!!!
Morgan

------------------------
New Television
------------------------
Notice anything different in the Upper Noyes Student Lounge? We have a
new, digital TV! The TV was purchased with money donated at the spring
Gala. Thanks to the Devleopment and Student Life offices for making this
happen.

-SA

------------------------
Thursday UU worship Wilson chapel 1:00pm *** New **
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, October 30 at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Our service will be led by Nancy Nienhuis on the theme,
"Daughters of Jerusalem". Come and join us for this time of sharing and
fellowship.

Blessings,
Your worship coordinators
Morgan McLean & Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 12th *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Members of the ANTS Community -

Are you a humanist, non-theist, or agnostic at ANTS who would like to
gather for discussion and perhaps form a fellowship? If so, let's gather
together in the dining hall for an informal meeting on November 12 at
12:00. Bring ideas if you have them, or just join us to talk about what
a fellowship might do for our wonderful community on the hill. All are
warmly welcome.

Contact: Jason Bachand
JBachand@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Staff News: *** All New ***
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Inaugural Director of ANTS new MBS Media Center Hired
------------------------
President Nick Carter announced today that Robert Craigue, an Emmy
Award winning videographer, editor and producer, has been hired as the
first Director of the Massachusetts Bible Society MEDIA CENTER at
Andover Newton.

Craigue brings more than 30 years of experience to the position. For a
major portion of his career he worked for WBZ-TV (CBS-Boston) as a
videographer, editor and producer, playing a major role in the airing of
programs like "Sundays with Liz Walker," and providing news coverage for
political, sports and community events. Craigue has also worked in set
design and construction for groups like the Boston Ballet and for
feature films like "The Witches of Eastwick." He has been nominated for
13 Emmy Awards (local) and was awarded two for outstanding achievements
in film editing.

Craigue will be the inaugural director of the new Media Center at
Andover Newton, funded in part by a major grant from the Massachusetts
Bible Society. In this role he will have three primary areas of
responsibility: 1. work with students to advance their media IQ and
skills; 2. work with faculty to both enhance their classroom media use
and leverage their scholarship to reach a wider national and
international audience; and 3) work with churches and other non-profits
to produce high quality media resources. Among the things that are
envisioned are a certificate in "Media and the Contemporary Church," DVD
portfolios for every ANTS graduate, a streaming video library, and a
series of DVD and CD resources for use in the local church. Andover
Newton and the Massachusetts Bible Society will also work with Bob to
develop some joint resources targeted at Biblical literacy and giving a
more sophisticated media voice to the progressive church community.

Under Mr. Craigue's direction the school has already purchased a host
of new media resources (high quality digital cameras, lighting, audio
equipment, editing computers and software, etc) and they are just
completing the construction of a state-of-the-art recording and editing
studio. Craigue will be recruiting a cadre of students to work with him
on filming, directing and editing a wide range of resources when he
begins his work January 3rd, 2009.

------------------------
Emily Leavitt promoted to Manager of IT
------------------------
Emily Leavitt has been promoted to IT Manager, effective October 1,
2008.
We congratulate her and wish her much success in her position.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation
------------------------
We regret to announce that Cindy Bolshaw has resigned her position as
Head of Circulation, Trask Library, effective November 7. For the past
11 years Cindy has been an invaluable member of our staff, providing
personable service at the main circulation desk.

Please stop by the Library to greet Cindy and wish her well in her new
position at Goddard Library, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Jeff Brigham
Diana Yount

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III just alerted me to the fact
that Nike recycles old athletic shoes and uses them to create basketball
courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. Toward that end I will be
collecting your old sneakers in a box OUTSIDE (!) my office through the
Thanksgiving holiday. Allen will then bundle these up and send them on
to Nike. If you have shoes to contribute please feel free to drop them
by, and if you can also contribute $1.00 toward defraying postage please
give it to Jennifer Shaw in Worcester 105.

Nike has some guidelines about what their shoe grinding machines can
deal-with:

● Athletic shoes only (any brand)
● No shoes containing metal
● No cleats or dress shoes
● No wet or damp shoes

For more information see: http://letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/grind.html

So bring me your worn out sneakers and we'll get them off where they
can do some good!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104

------------------------
Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
------------------------
Imagine you are sitting next to a small, red brick church in the
Tanzanian sun. A group of villagers, some holding infants, others
holding drums, rattles, reed
shakers, and other ancient rhythm instruments, produce Swahili sounds
which capture your sensibilities. As the group sways and shuffles, their
voices, hands
and feet recreate the roots of rhythm which remain in our familiar folk
and blues, jazz and gospel music. With their blend of folk and sacred
songs, their contagious
energy is transmitted to audiences of all ages.

You can live this wonderful experience directly when the Pommern
Village Choir comes to the First Congregational Church of Natick on
Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 PM. It's a cross-cultural, musical
experience not to be missed! A free-will offering will be received at
the concert to help support the drilling of wells and provision of fresh
water in Pommern and surrounding villages. The First Congregational
Church of Natick is located at 2 East Central Street in the center of
Natick, at the intersection of routes 27 and 135.

Jason Boyd
Interim Assistant Minister
First Congregational Church of Natick

------------------------
Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
------------------------
When: Saturday, 11/8 from 5-8pm
Where: 39 Edwards St., Framingham, MA

-co-sponsored by Edwards Church, UCC & Grace Congregational, UCC,
Framingham

What to expect: Energy saving info. for all budgets, door prizes that
save $ and the planet! Drama by the Just Peace Players that will
entertain & educate (suitable for all ages)

more info: www.edwardschurch.org or www.gracechurchucc.org OR call
Edwards church office: 508-877-2050
Bring a dish for potluck dinner at 5:30, beverages & coffee provided.

------------------------
EDS Lectures, November 13th
------------------------
Please join us in person, or via a live webcast for...

- The Joanna Dewey lecture in Feminist Biblical Studies:
"Baking Cakes to the Queen of Heaven: God, Goddesses, and Growing up
Black and Female in America," The Rev. Renita J. Weems, Lecturer

- The Carter Heyward Scholars Program Lecture:
"Is Marriage a 'Must' or a 'Bust'? Enlarging the Justice Agenda," The
Rev. Dr. Marvin M. Ellison, Lecturer

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 4:00 - 9:00
For more information or to register please contact Priscilla Burns at
pburns@eds.edu or 617.682.1506. Preregistration is requested.

------------------------
Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship, January 20-24
------------------------
You are invited to participate in an upcoming seminar designed to help
you meet the ethical challenges of congregational life and ministerial
practice.

Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship
January 20 to 24, 2009 Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

An ethical analysis of the ministerial relationship, outlining the
ethical risk of sexual and interpersonal abuse inherent in ministerial
practice and highlighting skills and strategies for relational
competence for ministry; designed to help clergy and lay leaders
identify unethical conduct and potentially abusive situations, to
develop preventive strategies and healing skills in theirs and others'
ministries and to engage in ethical and effective ministries.
Theological, ethical, psychological and pastoral concerns are considered
along with related organizational, insurance, legal and public relations
matters. Presentations include videos, case studies, lectures,
role-playing and worship.

The seminar leader is the Reverend Dr. Deborah J. Pope-Lance, a
Unitarian Universalist Minister and Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist, who has been researching, writing, and teaching in the field
of clergy and congregational ethics since 1985.

Don't Minister In Church or Community Without This Seminar designed to
help you

* maintain integrity of ministerial relationships
* appreciate the connection between your ethics and your effectiveness

* develop relational competence for ministry
* consider theological, ethical and pastoral issues
* develop prevention strategies and skills
* identify sexual and interpersonal abuse by clergy
* exercise interventions to stop misconduct
* respond effectively to abuse situations
* use policies/procedures for prevention and intervention
* understand legal and insurance issues
* support congregations, victims/survivors, bystanders, clergy and
leadership
* appreciate the challenges of ministering after a betrayal of trust

To register or for information contact Deborah Pope-Lance at (978)
443-4393 or RevDPL@gmail.com
Cost: $465 plus materials.
Housing available upon request. Financial support for UU seminarians
and ministers through the UUA Ministry & Professional Leadership Staff
Group

Sponsored by UUCANS and held on the campus of Andover Newton
Theological School, Newton Centre, MA. This seminar is not an ANTS
Winterim Course but academic credit may be arranged.

Emily Melcher
54 Wayte Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 325-1070 (home)
(617) 489-7954 (home)
emilymelcher@comcast.net
www.emilymelcher.com

------------------------
Housing opportunity *** New ***
------------------------
Housing opportunity:
-Great 1 bedroom apt. for rent. $780: includes heat & utilities.
-Location: Millis, MA (approx. 35 min. from Newton)
-Smoke free & pet-free environment
-Good storage/closet space
-Quiet, country setting (across from beautiful yoga center/Ashram)

Contact: Guruatma at: 508-353-5327

------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre being interviewed on Talk Radio WNTK 99.7 FM ***
New ***
------------------------
The show is Twin State Journal and will be live Tuesday, Nov. 4 th
from, 6-7pm. The host is Janine Weins who will be talking with Donna
about her one woman play, In Her Own Voice. Donna wrote and performed
in April 2008, while an M. Div senior at Andover Newton.

There has been a lot of interest in the play from churches across the
country (most recently at the ABC Conference in Greenlake, WI).
Donna will be bringing the play, with an interactive workshop, to
churches in the coming months.

Take a break from election night and listen about your bible sisters of
faith!

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. The Hara Group meets Thursdays, 7:30pm - generally 1 or
2x per month. Location: Belmont.

Contact: Debbie Jenney (certified reflexologist) at: 781-405-2385
Or email Heather Lucas: hlucas07@yahoo.com

------------------------
Anyone with weaving knowledge?
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Studio in the Meetinghouse has both a
floor loom and a table loom. There are several people who are eager to
use these, but we need some knowledgeble person to help us set up and
get started. If you are that person or know someone who might be able
to help, please contact Sandy at fulajoy@hotmail.com or talk to Joy
(Resident Teaching Artist).

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter Registration in Progress
- 4 New Winter Courses
- Immunization Requirements
- Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality

Fellowship News:
- Special Election Day Worship & Party *** New ***
- New Television

Other News and Opportunities:
- Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
- Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship, January 20-24 ***
New ***
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter Registration in Progress
------------------------
October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
4 New Winter Courses
------------------------
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
January course option for World Christianity or GCIM renewal area
Are you looking for a class to fulfill the World Christianity
requirement or to count in the GCIM renewal area? There is a flexible
January term option. The Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven,
CT offers a series of four one-week seminars in January (two at the
Mercy Center in Madison, CT and two at the OMSC site in New Haven). If
you sign up for one week of your choosing and register at Andover
Newton, you can receive credit for a three credit class. You will attend
the seminar, then meet and debrief with Professor Heim and write a
research paper on some topic flowing out of the seminar. Further
information is available on Professor Heim's section on the bulletin
board outside the faculty secretary's office. If you have questions,
see Professor Heim.

Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered, do all the work required of participants and
then additional reflection and research assigned by the supervising AN
faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's responsibility.
Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two weeks is required
by December 1. See information at http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

JUST 634W- When Home is a War Zone: Pastoral Care and Theological
Issues in Domestic Violence
It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people in a congregation will have some
experience with domestic violence. It remains the leading reason women
visit hospital emergency rooms. Although it is less frequent, men are
also victimized. This course will examine the impact of domestic
violence on families and congregations. It will give special attention
to the general problem of domestic violence and to the role that
theological understandings of suffering, obedience, and ownership may
play in such violence. It will utilize pastoral counseling case studies
(video vignettes of actual pastors) to provide those in ministry with
the tools they need to respond to people in their care and understand
how to make appropriate referrals. Special attention will be paid to
the impact intimate partner violence has in immigrant, GLBT, African
American, and Latino/a communities. Although the primary focus of the
class will be on Christian and Unitarian Universalist communities of
faith, we will also look briefly at intimate partner violence in Jewish
and Muslim communities. This course fulfills the Justice Matters
requirement.
Course will meet Jan. 5-16, 1:00-4:00 pm.

------------------------
Immunization Requirements
------------------------
Massachusetts requires that all registered students, regardless of age,
provide proof of immunization for certain communicable diseases
THE LAW STATES THAT WE CANNOT PERMIT YOU TO ATTEND CLASSES UNLESS THIS
DOCUMENT IS ON FILE IN OUR REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.
-- 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine are required for all full time and
part time graduate students.
-- All full and part-time graduate students (whether or not they
reside in campus) must: provide documentation of receipt of one dose of
meningococcal vaccine (within the last 5 years) or As an alternative
students may sign the Meningococcal Information and Waiver form to
indicate that they have read and understood the required information
related to the risks of meningococcal disease, and have elected to
decline the vaccine http://www.ants.edu/pdf/ImmWaiverInfo2005.pdf
-- 1 Td Booster within the last 10 years and
-- 2 Doses of MMR vaccine
If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
e-mail me at naguila@ants.edu
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Blessings,
Nayda G. Aguila

------------------------
Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality
------------------------
Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

In 2000 the Center for Faith, Health and Spirituality was opened to
provide co-curricular offerings that could enhance students'
background and experience in the integration of spirituality and healing
in their personal lives, in the lives of their congregations and in the
world. For many years students and other members of our community
have benefitted from the ministries offered through the Center. In the
last few years several changes have happened on campus that have
directly impacted the operation of the Center. At the time of the
Center's founding there was far less attention given to spiritual life
on campus and there was no open space for meditative prayer or times for
informal group meditative or guided prayer. Now with the presence of
Wilson Chapel and it becoming the spiritual heart of the campus with
vibrant community worship, space for individual and small group
meditation and other worship experiences, as well as other important
events vital to the life of our community, it makes the Center less
necessary. The Dean of Students has now picked up the responsibility of
spiritual formation with the formation of student groups so that the
spiritual companioning groups offered by the center are no longer
needed. The Center housed the Ecology Ministry for several years and we
are grateful that its presence has helped assist this institution to
adopt core values and policies through the Board of Trustees that
commits ANTS to environmental responsibility in the years to come.
Although the Ecology Ministry has been discontinued as a field education
site, there is now an active Ecology Fellowship on campus that continues
the consciousness raising and ecological activism on campus, but this
does not require an office on campus. The Center housed the Reiki
Ministry up until last year, but with no continuity of leadership this
ministry has been closed. The Labyrinth Ministry will continue, if
there is adequate interest, under the auspices of the Director of the
Chapel. Joy Honen's deep commitment to using the arts as vehicle for
healing continues in her work with Worship, Theology and the Arts and
for the time being she will continue to use the art room with small
group workshops on the third floor of Sturtevant.

With these many changes it no longer seems a wise use of resources, in
both personnel and campus space to maintain a Center for Faith, Health
and Spirituality. This space, until future plans are announced, will
house an office (Rm.38) for Toni Di Lorenzo for the offering of
spiritual direction and pastoral counseling to students on campus, a
quiet room for meditation and two meeting rooms (Rm.39 & 32) that may
be reserved through the housing office, or used on a first come basis if
no one has reserved them or is meeting there. There will continue to
be special programs, workshops and offerings through the Chapel, Dean of
Students Office and the Psychology and Pastoral Theology Department that
will continue to weave the concern for the integration of faith, health
and spirituality into our life together on campus as well as into our
curriculum. Please contact me at extension 219 if you have any
questions, interests or concerns related to Faith, Health and
Spirituality.

I wish to express my deepest thanks to the school for allowing this
unused space in Sturtevant to be transformed into the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality, to Mary Macrina Cowan for her vision and early
leadership of the Center, to Joy Honen for her faithful and caring
stewardship of the space of the Center for the last few years, to the
many students who have offered their gifts and talents to the leadership
of the Ecology, Reiki, Labyrinth, Healing Arts and Spiritual
Companioning Ministries and to the many students who have blessed this
space with their own work and healing.

With gratitude,

Professor Brita Gill-Austern

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Special Election Day Worship & Party *** New ***
------------------------
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1 pm, Wilson Chapel
A special Election Day worship service, lead by Mary Luti. Prayers for
our nation and Holy Communion.

Election Night Party
Tuesday, Nov. 4. Join the Student Association as we count the red and
blue states! Bring a snack or drink to share, and don't be shy to come
in pj's (in case it's another long night...) The TV will be on all day,
festivities will be full swing at 7 pm! All are welcome!

Thanks!!!
Morgan

------------------------
New Television
------------------------
Notice anything different in the Upper Noyes Student Lounge? We have a
new, digital TV! The TV was purchased with money donated at the spring
Gala. Thanks to the Devleopment and Student Life offices for making this
happen.

-SA

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III just alerted me to the fact
that Nike recycles old athletic shoes and uses them to create basketball
courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. Toward that end I will be
collecting your old sneakers in a box OUTSIDE (!) my office through the
Thanksgiving holiday. Allen will then bundle these up and send them on
to Nike. If you have shoes to contribute please feel free to drop them
by, and if you can also contribute $1.00 toward defraying postage please
give it to Jennifer Shaw in Worcester 105.

Nike has some guidelines about what their shoe grinding machines can
deal-with:

● Athletic shoes only (any brand)
● No shoes containing metal
● No cleats or dress shoes
● No wet or damp shoes

...and here's what the ground-up shoes are made into:
http://letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/grind.html

The following list shows approximately how many pairs of recycled
athletic shoes generally go into making each surface:
● Outdoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Outdoor tennis court:2,500 pairs
● Full Field or soccer pitch: 50,000 - 75,000 pairs
● Mini soccer field: 10,000-20,000 pairs
● Running track: 75,000 pairs
● Playground: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor synthetic basketball court: 2,500 pairs

So bring me your worn out sneakers and we'll get them off where they
can do some good!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104

------------------------
Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
------------------------
Imagine you are sitting next to a small, red brick church in the
Tanzanian sun. A group of villagers, some holding infants, others
holding drums, rattles, reed
shakers, and other ancient rhythm instruments, produce Swahili sounds
which capture your sensibilities. As the group sways and shuffles, their
voices, hands
and feet recreate the roots of rhythm which remain in our familiar folk
and blues, jazz and gospel music. With their blend of folk and sacred
songs, their contagious
energy is transmitted to audiences of all ages.

You can live this wonderful experience directly when the Pommern
Village Choir comes to the First Congregational Church of Natick on
Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 PM. It's a cross-cultural, musical
experience not to be missed! A free-will offering will be received at
the concert to help support the drilling of wells and provision of fresh
water in Pommern and surrounding villages. The First Congregational
Church of Natick is located at 2 East Central Street in the center of
Natick, at the intersection of routes 27 and 135.

Jason Boyd
Interim Assistant Minister
First Congregational Church of Natick

------------------------
Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
------------------------
When: Saturday, 11/8 from 5-8pm
Where: 39 Edwards St., Framingham, MA

-co-sponsored by Edwards Church, UCC & Grace Congregational, UCC,
Framingham

What to expect: Energy saving info. for all budgets, door prizes that
save $ and the planet! Drama by the Just Peace Players that will
entertain & educate (suitable for all ages)

more info: www.edwardschurch.org or www.gracechurchucc.org OR call
Edwards church office: 508-877-2050
Bring a dish for potluck dinner at 5:30, beverages & coffee provided.

------------------------
EDS Lectures, November 13th
------------------------
Please join us in person, or via a live webcast for...

The Joanna Dewey lecture in Feminist Biblical Studies:
"Baking Cakes to the Queen of Heaven: God, Goddesses, and Growing up
Black and Female in America," The Rev. Renita J. Weems, Lecturer

and

The Carter Heyward Scholars Program Lecture:
"Is Marriage a 'Must' or a 'Bust'? Enlarging the Justice Agenda," The
Rev. Dr. Marvin M. Ellison, Lecturer

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 4:00 - 9:00

For more information or to register please contact Priscilla Burns at
pburns@eds.edu or 617.682.1506. Preregistration is requested.

------------------------
Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship, January 20-24 *** New
***
------------------------
You are invited to participate in an upcoming seminar designed to help
you meet the ethical challenges of congregational life and ministerial
practice.

Ethics and Abuse In The Ministerial Relationship
January 20 to 24, 2009 Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

An ethical analysis of the ministerial relationship, outlining the
ethical risk of sexual and interpersonal abuse inherent in ministerial
practice and highlighting skills and strategies for relational
competence for ministry; designed to help clergy and lay leaders
identify unethical conduct and potentially abusive situations, to
develop preventive strategies and healing skills in theirs and others'
ministries and to engage in ethical and effective ministries.
Theological, ethical, psychological and pastoral concerns are considered
along with related organizational, insurance, legal and public relations
matters. Presentations include videos, case studies,
lectures, role-playing and worship.

The seminar leader is the Reverend Dr. Deborah J. Pope-Lance, a
Unitarian Universalist Minister and Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist, who has been researching, writing, and teaching in the field
of clergy and congregational ethics since 1985. Within a variety of
denominations, she provides ongoing support to clergy and clergy teams
and consults with congregations and clergy in the aftermath of
predecessor's misconduct. She has a counseling practice in Natick,
Massachusetts. Dr. Pope-Lance is a contributor to the 1997 UUA workbook,
Creating Safe Congregations: Toward an Ethic of Right Relations, and
co-author of the Alban Institute book, When A Congregation is Betrayed:
Responding to Clergy Misconduct. The seminar may include guests, among
these may be a minister who served after a predecessor's misconduct, an
advocate to survivors, and an experienced denominational leader.

Don't Minister In Church or Community Without This Seminar designed to
help you

* maintain integrity of ministerial relationships
* appreciate the connection between your ethics and your effectiveness

* develop relational competence for ministry
* consider theological, ethical and pastoral issues
* develop prevention strategies and skills
* identify sexual and interpersonal abuse by clergy
* exercise interventions to stop misconduct
* respond effectively to abuse situations
* use policies/procedures for prevention and intervention
* understand legal and insurance issues
* support congregations, victims/survivors, bystanders, clergy and
leadership
* appreciate the challenges of ministering after a betrayal of trust

To register or for information contact Deborah Pope-Lance at (978)
443-4393 or RevDPL@gmail.com
Cost: $465 plus materials.
Housing available upon request. Financial support for UU seminarians
and ministers through the UUA Ministry & Professional Leadership Staff
Group

Sponsored by UUCANS and held on the campus of Andover Newton
Theological School, Newton Centre, MA. This seminar is not an ANTS
Winterim Course but academic credit may be arranged.

Emily Melcher
54 Wayte Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 325-1070 (home)
(617) 489-7954 (home)
emilymelcher@comcast.net
www.emilymelcher.com

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. The Hara Group meets Thursdays, 7:30pm - generally 1 or
2x per month. Location: Belmont.

Contact: Debbie Jenney (certified reflexologist) at: 781-405-2385
Or email Heather Lucas: hlucas07@yahoo.com

------------------------
Anyone with weaving knowledge?
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Studio in the Meetinghouse has both a
floor loom and a table loom. There are several people who are eager to
use these, but we need some knowledgeble person to help us set up and
get started. If you are that person or know someone who might be able
to help, please contact Sandy at fulajoy@hotmail.com or talk to Joy
(Resident Teaching Artist).

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, October 27, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, October 27th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter Registration in Progress
- 4 New Winter Courses
- Immunization Requirements *** New ***
- Scholarships
- Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality

Prayer Requests:
- Prayers for Christopher Gazarian

Fellowship News:
- New Television *** New ***
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
- Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th *** New ***
- EDS Lectures, November 13th *** New ***
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group
- Anyone with weaving knowledge? *** New ***
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter Registration in Progress
------------------------
October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
4 New Winter Courses
------------------------
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
January course option for World Christianity or GCIM renewal area
Are you looking for a class to fulfill the World Christianity
requirement or to count in the GCIM renewal area? There is a flexible
January term option. The Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven,
CT offers a series of four one-week seminars in January (two at the
Mercy Center in Madison, CT and two at the OMSC site in New Haven). If
you sign up for one week of your choosing and register at Andover
Newton, you can receive credit for a three credit class. You will attend
the seminar, then meet and debrief with Professor Heim and write a
research paper on some topic flowing out of the seminar. Further
information is available on Professor Heim's section on the bulletin
board outside the faculty secretary's office. If you have questions,
see Professor Heim.

Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered, do all the work required of participants and
then additional reflection and research assigned by the supervising AN
faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's responsibility.
Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two weeks is required
by December 1. See information at http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

JUST 634W- When Home is a War Zone: Pastoral Care and Theological
Issues in Domestic Violence
It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people in a congregation will have some
experience with domestic violence. It remains the leading reason women
visit hospital emergency rooms. Although it is less frequent, men are
also victimized. This course will examine the impact of domestic
violence on families and congregations. It will give special attention
to the general problem of domestic violence and to the role that
theological understandings of suffering, obedience, and ownership may
play in such violence. It will utilize pastoral counseling case studies
(video vignettes of actual pastors) to provide those in ministry with
the tools they need to respond to people in their care and understand
how to make appropriate referrals. Special attention will be paid to
the impact intimate partner violence has in immigrant, GLBT, African
American, and Latino/a communities. Although the primary focus of the
class will be on Christian and Unitarian Universalist communities of
faith, we will also look briefly at intimate partner violence in Jewish
and Muslim communities. This course fulfills the Justice Matters
requirement.
Course will meet Jan. 5-16, 1:00-4:00 pm.

------------------------
Immunization Requirements *** New ***
------------------------
Massachusetts requires that all registered students, regardless of age,
provide proof of immunization for certain communicable diseases
THE LAW STATES THAT WE CANNOT PERMIT YOU TO ATTEND CLASSES UNLESS THIS
DOCUMENT IS ON FILE IN OUR REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.
-- 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine are required for all full time and
part time graduate students.
-- All full and part-time graduate students (whether or not they
reside in campus) must: provide documentation of receipt of one dose of
meningococcal vaccine (within the last 5 years) or As an alternative
students may sign the Meningococcal Information and Waiver form to
indicate that they have read and understood the required information
related to the risks of meningococcal disease, and have elected to
decline the vaccine http://www.ants.edu/pdf/ImmWaiverInfo2005.pdf
-- 1 Td Booster within the last 10 years and
-- 2 Doses of MMR vaccine
If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
e-mail me at naguila@ants.edu
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Blessings,
Nayda G. Aguila

------------------------
Scholarships
------------------------
Gretchen Hall Memorial Scholarship
$ 300 scholarship offered by The New England Women Ministers
Association.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the New England
States and planning to begin or continue a ministry in New England.
Deadline November 1, 2008

American Baptist Women's Ministries Scholarship 2009-2010 Academic
Year
$ 500 Scholarship offered by the American Baptist Women's Ministries of
the Pacific Northwest.
Applicants must be an active member of an American Baptist Church and
preparing for full time Christian service under American Baptist
Churches/USA. Deadline January 30, 2009.

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office

------------------------
Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality
------------------------
Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

In 2000 the Center for Faith, Health and Spirituality was opened to
provide co-curricular offerings that could enhance students'
background and experience in the integration of spirituality and healing
in their personal lives, in the lives of their congregations and in the
world. For many years students and other members of our community
have benefitted from the ministries offered through the Center. In the
last few years several changes have happened on campus that have
directly impacted the operation of the Center. At the time of the
Center's founding there was far less attention given to spiritual life
on campus and there was no open space for meditative prayer or times for
informal group meditative or guided prayer. Now with the presence of
Wilson Chapel and it becoming the spiritual heart of the campus with
vibrant community worship, space for individual and small group
meditation and other worship experiences, as well as other important
events vital to the life of our community, it makes the Center less
necessary. The Dean of Students has now picked up the responsibility of
spiritual formation with the formation of student groups so that the
spiritual companioning groups offered by the center are no longer
needed. The Center housed the Ecology Ministry for several years and we
are grateful that its presence has helped assist this institution to
adopt core values and policies through the Board of Trustees that
commits ANTS to environmental responsibility in the years to come.
Although the Ecology Ministry has been discontinued as a field education
site, there is now an active Ecology Fellowship on campus that continues
the consciousness raising and ecological activism on campus, but this
does not require an office on campus. The Center housed the Reiki
Ministry up until last year, but with no continuity of leadership this
ministry has been closed. The Labyrinth Ministry will continue, if
there is adequate interest, under the auspices of the Director of the
Chapel. Joy Honen's deep commitment to using the arts as vehicle for
healing continues in her work with Worship, Theology and the Arts and
for the time being she will continue to use the art room with small
group workshops on the third floor of Sturtevant.

With these many changes it no longer seems a wise use of resources, in
both personnel and campus space to maintain a Center for Faith, Health
and Spirituality. This space, until future plans are announced, will
house an office (Rm.38) for Toni Di Lorenzo for the offering of
spiritual direction and pastoral counseling to students on campus, a
quiet room for meditation and two meeting rooms (Rm.39 & 32) that may
be reserved through the housing office, or used on a first come basis if
no one has reserved them or is meeting there. There will continue to
be special programs, workshops and offerings through the Chapel, Dean of
Students Office and the Psychology and Pastoral Theology Department that
will continue to weave the concern for the integration of faith, health
and spirituality into our life together on campus as well as into our
curriculum. Please contact me at extension 219 if you have any
questions, interests or concerns related to Faith, Health and
Spirituality.

I wish to express my deepest thanks to the school for allowing this
unused space in Sturtevant to be transformed into the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality, to Mary Macrina Cowan for her vision and early
leadership of the Center, to Joy Honen for her faithful and caring
stewardship of the space of the Center for the last few years, to the
many students who have offered their gifts and talents to the leadership
of the Ecology, Reiki, Labyrinth, Healing Arts and Spiritual
Companioning Ministries and to the many students who have blessed this
space with their own work and healing.

With gratitude,

Professor Brita Gill-Austern

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayers for Christopher Gazarian
------------------------
Please keep fellow student Karl Gazarian's son Christopher and the
entire family in your prayers. As you know, Christopher was recently
diagnosed with leukemia. This Friday he must undergo another surgical
procedure as part of his on-going cancer treatment.

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Television *** New ***
------------------------
Notice anything different in the Upper Noyes Student Lounge? We have a
new, digital TV! The TV was purchased with money donated at the spring
Gala. Thanks to the Devleopment and Student Life offices for making this
happen.

-SA

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III just alerted me to the fact
that Nike recycles old athletic shoes and uses them to create basketball
courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. Toward that end I will be
collecting your old sneakers in a box OUTSIDE (!) my office through the
Thanksgiving holiday. Allen will then bundle these up and send them on
to Nike. If you have shoes to contribute please feel free to drop them
by, and if you can also contribute $1.00 toward defraying postage please
give it to Jennifer Shaw in Worcester 105.

Nike has some guidelines about what their shoe grinding machines can
deal-with:

● Athletic shoes only (any brand)
● No shoes containing metal
● No cleats or dress shoes
● No wet or damp shoes

...and here's what the ground-up shoes are made into:
http://letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/grind.html

The following list shows approximately how many pairs of recycled
athletic shoes generally go into making each surface:
● Outdoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Outdoor tennis court:2,500 pairs
● Full Field or soccer pitch: 50,000 - 75,000 pairs
● Mini soccer field: 10,000-20,000 pairs
● Running track: 75,000 pairs
● Playground: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor synthetic basketball court: 2,500 pairs

So bring me your worn out sneakers and we'll get them off where they
can do some good!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104

------------------------
Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd
------------------------
Imagine you are sitting next to a small, red brick church in the
Tanzanian sun. A group of villagers, some holding infants, others
holding drums, rattles, reed
shakers, and other ancient rhythm instruments, produce Swahili sounds
which capture your sensibilities. As the group sways and shuffles, their
voices, hands
and feet recreate the roots of rhythm which remain in our familiar folk
and blues, jazz and gospel music. With their blend of folk and sacred
songs, their contagious
energy is transmitted to audiences of all ages.

You can live this wonderful experience directly when the Pommern
Village Choir comes to the First Congregational Church of Natick on
Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 PM. It's a cross-cultural, musical
experience not to be missed! A free-will offering will be received at
the concert to help support the drilling of wells and provision of fresh
water in Pommern and surrounding villages. The First Congregational
Church of Natick is located at 2 East Central Street in the center of
Natick, at the intersection of routes 27 and 135.

Jason Boyd
Interim Assistant Minister
First Congregational Church of Natick

------------------------
Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th *** New ***
------------------------
When: Saturday, 11/8 from 5-8pm
Where: 39 Edwards St., Framingham, MA

-co-sponsored by Edwards Church, UCC & Grace Congregational, UCC,
Framingham

What to expect: Energy saving info. for all budgets, door prizes that
save $ and the planet! Drama by the Just Peace Players that will
entertain & educate (suitable for all ages)

more info: www.edwardschurch.org or www.gracechurchucc.org OR call
Edwards church office: 508-877-2050
Bring a dish for potluck dinner at 5:30, beverages & coffee provided.

------------------------
EDS Lectures, November 13th *** New ***
------------------------
Please join us in person, or via a live webcast for...

The Joanna Dewey lecture in Feminist Biblical Studies:
"Baking Cakes to the Queen of Heaven: God, Goddesses, and Growing up
Black and Female in America," The Rev. Renita J. Weems, Lecturer

and

The Carter Heyward Scholars Program Lecture:
"Is Marriage a 'Must' or a 'Bust'? Enlarging the Justice Agenda," The
Rev. Dr. Marvin M. Ellison, Lecturer

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 4:00 - 9:00

For more information or to register please contact Priscilla Burns at
pburns@eds.edu or 617.682.1506. Preregistration is requested.

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. The Hara Group meets Thursdays, 7:30pm - generally 1 or
2x per month. Location: Belmont.

Contact: Debbie Jenney (certified reflexologist) at: 781-405-2385
Or email Heather Lucas: hlucas07@yahoo.com

------------------------
Anyone with weaving knowledge? *** New ***
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Studio in the Meetinghouse has both a
floor loom and a table loom. There are several people who are eager to
use these, but we need some knowledgeble person to help us set up and
get started. If you are that person or know someone who might be able
to help, please contact Sandy at fulajoy@hotmail.com or talk to Joy
(Resident Teaching Artist).

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, October 24, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 24th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter Registration in Progress
- 4 New Winter Courses
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care?
- Scholarships
- TRASK Library - Database Proxy Server Available Again
- Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality

Prayer Requests:
- Prayers for Christopher Gazarian *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
- Dropping TAIZE

Other News and Opportunities:
- Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
- Religious Freedom and the Black Church in America, October 24th
- Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd *** New ***
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group *** New ***
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter Registration in Progress
------------------------
October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
4 New Winter Courses
------------------------
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
January course option for World Christianity or GCIM renewal area
Are you looking for a class to fulfill the World Christianity
requirement or to count in the GCIM renewal area? There is a flexible
January term option. The Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven,
CT offers a series of four one-week seminars in January (two at the
Mercy Center in Madison, CT and two at the OMSC site in New Haven). If
you sign up for one week of your choosing and register at Andover
Newton, you can receive credit for a three credit class. You will attend
the seminar, then meet and debrief with Professor Heim and write a
research paper on some topic flowing out of the seminar. Further
information is available on Professor Heim's section on the bulletin
board outside the faculty secretary's office. If you have questions,
see Professor Heim.

Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered, do all the work required of participants and
then additional reflection and research assigned by the supervising AN
faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's responsibility.
Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two weeks is required
by December 1. See information at http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

JUST 634W- When Home is a War Zone: Pastoral Care and Theological
Issues in Domestic Violence
It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people in a congregation will have some
experience with domestic violence. It remains the leading reason women
visit hospital emergency rooms. Although it is less frequent, men are
also victimized. This course will examine the impact of domestic
violence on families and congregations. It will give special attention
to the general problem of domestic violence and to the role that
theological understandings of suffering, obedience, and ownership may
play in such violence. It will utilize pastoral counseling case studies
(video vignettes of actual pastors) to provide those in ministry with
the tools they need to respond to people in their care and understand
how to make appropriate referrals. Special attention will be paid to
the impact intimate partner violence has in immigrant, GLBT, African
American, and Latino/a communities. Although the primary focus of the
class will be on Christian and Unitarian Universalist communities of
faith, we will also look briefly at intimate partner violence in Jewish
and Muslim communities. This course fulfills the Justice Matters
requirement.
Course will meet Jan. 5-16, 1:00-4:00 pm.

------------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care?
------------------------
Come to a meeting about AAPC (The American Association of Pastoral
Counselors) to learn about Pastoral Care Specialists, Pastoral
Counselors, and many more options for ministry!

Monday, October 27, 2008
12.00 noon in the small dining room

For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert
603-224-1162
ltigert@ants.edu

------------------------
Scholarships
------------------------
Gretchen Hall Memorial Scholarship
$ 300 scholarship offered by The New England Women Ministers
Association.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the New England
States and planning to begin or continue a ministry in New England.
Deadline November 1, 2008

American Baptist Women's Ministries Scholarship 2009-2010 Academic
Year
$ 500 Scholarship offered by the American Baptist Women's Ministries of
the Pacific Northwest.
Applicants must be an active member of an American Baptist Church and
preparing for full time Christian service under American Baptist
Churches/USA. Deadline January 30, 2009.

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office

------------------------
TRASK Library - Database Proxy Server Available Again
------------------------
The problem with remote access to library databases has been
corrected.

------------------------
Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality
------------------------
Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

In 2000 the Center for Faith, Health and Spirituality was opened to
provide co-curricular offerings that could enhance students'
background and experience in the integration of spirituality and healing
in their personal lives, in the lives of their congregations and in the
world. For many years students and other members of our community
have benefitted from the ministries offered through the Center. In the
last few years several changes have happened on campus that have
directly impacted the operation of the Center. At the time of the
Center's founding there was far less attention given to spiritual life
on campus and there was no open space for meditative prayer or times for
informal group meditative or guided prayer. Now with the presence of
Wilson Chapel and it becoming the spiritual heart of the campus with
vibrant community worship, space for individual and small group
meditation and other worship experiences, as well as other important
events vital to the life of our community, it makes the Center less
necessary. The Dean of Students has now picked up the responsibility of
spiritual formation with the formation of student groups so that the
spiritual companioning groups offered by the center are no longer
needed. The Center housed the Ecology Ministry for several years and we
are grateful that its presence has helped assist this institution to
adopt core values and policies through the Board of Trustees that
commits ANTS to environmental responsibility in the years to come.
Although the Ecology Ministry has been discontinued as a field education
site, there is now an active Ecology Fellowship on campus that continues
the consciousness raising and ecological activism on campus, but this
does not require an office on campus. The Center housed the Reiki
Ministry up until last year, but with no continuity of leadership this
ministry has been closed. The Labyrinth Ministry will continue, if
there is adequate interest, under the auspices of the Director of the
Chapel. Joy Honen's deep commitment to using the arts as vehicle for
healing continues in her work with Worship, Theology and the Arts and
for the time being she will continue to use the art room with small
group workshops on the third floor of Sturtevant.

With these many changes it no longer seems a wise use of resources, in
both personnel and campus space to maintain a Center for Faith, Health
and Spirituality. This space, until future plans are announced, will
house an office (Rm.38) for Toni Di Lorenzo for the offering of
spiritual direction and pastoral counseling to students on campus, a
quiet room for meditation and two meeting rooms (Rm.39 & 32) that may
be reserved through the housing office, or used on a first come basis if
no one has reserved them or is meeting there. There will continue to
be special programs, workshops and offerings through the Chapel, Dean of
Students Office and the Psychology and Pastoral Theology Department that
will continue to weave the concern for the integration of faith, health
and spirituality into our life together on campus as well as into our
curriculum. Please contact me at extension 219 if you have any
questions, interests or concerns related to Faith, Health and
Spirituality.

I wish to express my deepest thanks to the school for allowing this
unused space in Sturtevant to be transformed into the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality, to Mary Macrina Cowan for her vision and early
leadership of the Center, to Joy Honen for her faithful and caring
stewardship of the space of the Center for the last few years, to the
many students who have offered their gifts and talents to the leadership
of the Ecology, Reiki, Labyrinth, Healing Arts and Spiritual
Companioning Ministries and to the many students who have blessed this
space with their own work and healing.

With gratitude,

Professor Brita Gill-Austern

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayers for Christopher Gazarian *** New ***
------------------------
Please keep fellow student Karl Gazarian's son Christopher and the
entire family in your prayers. As you know, Christopher was recently
diagnosed with leukemia. This Friday he must undergo another surgical
procedure as part of his on-going cancer treatment.

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Dropping TAIZE
------------------------
The Thursday night TAIZE service is being suspended.

Please let me know if you are interested in planning a special TAIZE
service.
I am having visions of one in the old chapel.

Bill Gural
wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III just alerted me to the fact
that Nike recycles old athletic shoes and uses them to create basketball
courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. Toward that end I will be
collecting your old sneakers in a box OUTSIDE (!) my office through the
Thanksgiving holiday. Allen will then bundle these up and send them on
to Nike. If you have shoes to contribute please feel free to drop them
by, and if you can also contribute $1.00 toward defraying postage please
give it to Jennifer Shaw in Worcester 105.

Nike has some guidelines about what their shoe grinding machines can
deal-with:

● Athletic shoes only (any brand)
● No shoes containing metal
● No cleats or dress shoes
● No wet or damp shoes

...and here's what the ground-up shoes are made into:
http://letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/grind.html

The following list shows approximately how many pairs of recycled
athletic shoes generally go into making each surface:
● Outdoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Outdoor tennis court:2,500 pairs
● Full Field or soccer pitch: 50,000 - 75,000 pairs
● Mini soccer field: 10,000-20,000 pairs
● Running track: 75,000 pairs
● Playground: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor synthetic basketball court: 2,500 pairs

So bring me your worn out sneakers and we'll get them off where they
can do some good!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104

------------------------
Religious Freedom and the Black Church in America, October 24th
------------------------
Brenda Hermanson
Acting Secretary, BSF

I am truly excited to invite you to attend a Friday, Oct. 24 panel
session on Religious Freedom & the Black Church in America. This 3:30P
event will take place in the Chace Center Auditorium at Rhode Island
School of Design-Providence, as part of the state's conference on
Religious Freedom. As the moderator for this event, my guest panelists
include Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes of Colby College, Rev. Dr. David
Mitchell of Providence's historic Congdon Street Baptist Church, and
Rev. Dr. Vincent Thompson of Newport's Community Baptist Church. I
have attached the promotional material as well to provide you with the
depth of our conference.

This even is free to anyone with a valid student ID.

If you have any questions, let me know. I look forward to seeing you
next week!

Rodrick Echols
Master of Divinity candidate, Boston University School of Theology
Senior Relationship Manager, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and
Merrimack Valley

There will be carpooling from ANTS. If interested, contact Brenda
Hermanson: bhermanson@ants.edu or Louis Mitchell:
jmitchellvillon@yahoo.com

------------------------
Pommern Village Choir from Tanzania concert in Natick on Sunday
November 2nd *** New ***
------------------------
Imagine you are sitting next to a small, red brick church in the
Tanzanian sun. A group of villagers, some holding infants, others
holding drums, rattles, reed
shakers, and other ancient rhythm instruments, produce Swahili sounds
which capture your sensibilities. As the group sways and shuffles, their
voices, hands
and feet recreate the roots of rhythm which remain in our familiar folk
and blues, jazz and gospel music. With their blend of folk and sacred
songs, their contagious
energy is transmitted to audiences of all ages.

You can live this wonderful experience directly when the Pommern
Village Choir comes to the First Congregational Church of Natick on
Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 PM. It's a cross-cultural, musical
experience not to be missed! A free-will offering will be received at
the concert to help support the drilling of wells and provision of fresh
water in Pommern and surrounding villages. The First Congregational
Church of Natick is located at 2 East Central Street in the center of
Natick, at the intersection of routes 27 and 135.

Jason Boyd
Interim Assistant Minister
First Congregational Church of Natick

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group *** New ***
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. The Hara Group meets Thursdays, 7:30pm - generally 1 or
2x per month. Location: Belmont.

Contact: Debbie Jenney (certified reflexologist) at: 781-405-2385
Or email Heather Lucas: hlucas07@yahoo.com

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter Registration in Progress *** Updated ***
- 4 New Winter Courses
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care?
- Scholarships
- Spiritual Journeys Thursday, October 23rd *** Today ***
- TRASK Library - Database Proxy Server Available Again *** New ***
- Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
- Dropping TAIZE

Other News and Opportunities:
- Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd *** Today ***
- Religious Freedom and the Black Church in America, October 24th
- Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter Registration in Progress *** Updated ***
------------------------
October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
4 New Winter Courses
------------------------
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
January course option for World Christianity or GCIM renewal area
Are you looking for a class to fulfill the World Christianity
requirement or to count in the GCIM renewal area? There is a flexible
January term option. The Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven,
CT offers a series of four one-week seminars in January (two at the
Mercy Center in Madison, CT and two at the OMSC site in New Haven). If
you sign up for one week of your choosing and register at Andover
Newton, you can receive credit for a three credit class. You will attend
the seminar, then meet and debrief with Professor Heim and write a
research paper on some topic flowing out of the seminar. Further
information is available on Professor Heim's section on the bulletin
board outside the faculty secretary's office. If you have questions,
see Professor Heim.

Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered, do all the work required of participants and
then additional reflection and research assigned by the supervising AN
faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's responsibility.
Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two weeks is required
by December 1. See information at http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

JUST 634W- When Home is a War Zone: Pastoral Care and Theological
Issues in Domestic Violence
It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people in a congregation will have some
experience with domestic violence. It remains the leading reason women
visit hospital emergency rooms. Although it is less frequent, men are
also victimized. This course will examine the impact of domestic
violence on families and congregations. It will give special attention
to the general problem of domestic violence and to the role that
theological understandings of suffering, obedience, and ownership may
play in such violence. It will utilize pastoral counseling case studies
(video vignettes of actual pastors) to provide those in ministry with
the tools they need to respond to people in their care and understand
how to make appropriate referrals. Special attention will be paid to
the impact intimate partner violence has in immigrant, GLBT, African
American, and Latino/a communities. Although the primary focus of the
class will be on Christian and Unitarian Universalist communities of
faith, we will also look briefly at intimate partner violence in Jewish
and Muslim communities. This course fulfills the Justice Matters
requirement.
Course will meet Jan. 5-16, 1:00-4:00 pm.

------------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care?
------------------------
Come to a meeting about AAPC (The American Association of Pastoral
Counselors) to learn about Pastoral Care Specialists, Pastoral
Counselors, and many more options for ministry!

Monday, October 27, 2008
12.00 noon in the small dining room

For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert
603-224-1162
ltigert@ants.edu

------------------------
Scholarships
------------------------
Gretchen Hall Memorial Scholarship
$ 300 scholarship offered by The New England Women Ministers
Association.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the New England
States and planning to begin or continue a ministry in New England.
Deadline November 1, 2008

American Baptist Women's Ministries Scholarship 2009-2010 Academic
Year
$ 500 Scholarship offered by the American Baptist Women's Ministries of
the Pacific Northwest.
Applicants must be an active member of an American Baptist Church and
preparing for full time Christian service under American Baptist
Churches/USA. Deadline January 30, 2009.

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office

------------------------
Spiritual Journeys Thursday, October 23rd *** Today ***
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community
is cordially invited for an informal gathering
at the President home for
"Spiritual Journeys"
Featured Faculty Speaker: Dr. Simon Lee
Thursday, October 23rd -- 4:30 to 5:30 PM
_____________________________________
Friends:

This Thursday afternoon on October 23 at 4:30 PM we will once again
gather in my home for another in the Spiritual Journeys program. This
informal program provides a fascinating window into the spiritual
formation of the School's faculty and key leaders. Dr. Simon Lee,
Andover Newton's new professor of New Testament is this month's featured
speaker.

The program lasts about an hour and is open to all members of the
Andover Newton community - students, faculty and staff. Folks usually
gather from 4:30-4:45; the presentation is 4:45-5:15 followed by a few
minutes of Q & A.

I hope your schedule permits you to attend.

Nick Carter

------------------------
TRASK Library - Database Proxy Server Available Again *** New ***
------------------------
The problem with remote access to library databases has been
corrected.

------------------------
Closing of the Center of Faith, Health and Spirituality *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

In 2000 the Center for Faith, Health and Spirituality was opened to
provide co-curricular offerings that could enhance students'
background and experience in the integration of spirituality and healing
in their personal lives, in the lives of their congregations and in the
world. For many years students and other members of our community
have benefitted from the ministries offered through the Center. In the
last few years several changes have happened on campus that have
directly impacted the operation of the Center. At the time of the
Center's founding there was far less attention given to spiritual life
on campus and there was no open space for meditative prayer or times for
informal group meditative or guided prayer. Now with the presence of
Wilson Chapel and it becoming the spiritual heart of the campus with
vibrant community worship, space for individual and small group
meditation and other worship experiences, as well as other important
events vital to the life of our community, it makes the Center less
necessary. The Dean of Students has now picked up the responsibility of
spiritual formation with the formation of student groups so that the
spiritual companioning groups offered by the center are no longer
needed. The Center housed the Ecology Ministry for several years and we
are grateful that its presence has helped assist this institution to
adopt core values and policies through the Board of Trustees that
commits ANTS to environmental responsibility in the years to come.
Although the Ecology Ministry has been discontinued as a field education
site, there is now an active Ecology Fellowship on campus that continues
the consciousness raising and ecological activism on campus, but this
does not require an office on campus. The Center housed the Reiki
Ministry up until last year, but with no continuity of leadership this
ministry has been closed. The Labyrinth Ministry will continue, if
there is adequate interest, under the auspices of the Director of the
Chapel. Joy Honen's deep commitment to using the arts as vehicle for
healing continues in her work with Worship, Theology and the Arts and
for the time being she will continue to use the art room with small
group workshops on the third floor of Sturtevant.

With these many changes it no longer seems a wise use of resources, in
both personnel and campus space to maintain a Center for Faith, Health
and Spirituality. This space, until future plans are announced, will
house an office (Rm.38) for Toni Di Lorenzo for the offering of
spiritual direction and pastoral counseling to students on campus, a
quiet room for meditation and two meeting rooms (Rm.39 & 32) that may
be reserved through the housing office, or used on a first come basis if
no one has reserved them or is meeting there. There will continue to
be special programs, workshops and offerings through the Chapel, Dean of
Students Office and the Psychology and Pastoral Theology Department that
will continue to weave the concern for the integration of faith, health
and spirituality into our life together on campus as well as into our
curriculum. Please contact me at extension 219 if you have any
questions, interests or concerns related to Faith, Health and
Spirituality.

I wish to express my deepest thanks to the school for allowing this
unused space in Sturtevant to be transformed into the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality, to Mary Macrina Cowan for her vision and early
leadership of the Center, to Joy Honen for her faithful and caring
stewardship of the space of the Center for the last few years, to the
many students who have offered their gifts and talents to the leadership
of the Ecology, Reiki, Labyrinth, Healing Arts and Spiritual
Companioning Ministries and to the many students who have blessed this
space with their own work and healing.

With gratitude,

Professor Brita Gill-Austern


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Dropping TAIZE
------------------------
The Thursday night TAIZE service is being suspended.

Please let me know if you are interested in planning a special TAIZE
service.
I am having visions of one in the old chapel.

Bill Gural
wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers!
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III just alerted me to the fact
that Nike recycles old athletic shoes and uses them to create basketball
courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. Toward that end I will be
collecting your old sneakers in a box OUTSIDE (!) my office through the
Thanksgiving holiday. Allen will then bundle these up and send them on
to Nike. If you have shoes to contribute please feel free to drop them
by, and if you can also contribute $1.00 toward defraying postage please
give it to Jennifer Shaw in Worcester 105.

Nike has some guidelines about what their shoe grinding machines can
deal-with:

● Athletic shoes only (any brand)
● No shoes containing metal
● No cleats or dress shoes
● No wet or damp shoes

...and here's what the ground-up shoes are made into:
http://letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/grind.html

The following list shows approximately how many pairs of recycled
athletic shoes generally go into making each surface:
● Outdoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Outdoor tennis court:2,500 pairs
● Full Field or soccer pitch: 50,000 - 75,000 pairs
● Mini soccer field: 10,000-20,000 pairs
● Running track: 75,000 pairs
● Playground: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor synthetic basketball court: 2,500 pairs

So bring me your worn out sneakers and we'll get them off where they
can do some good!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104

------------------------
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil *** Today ***
------------------------
What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

------------------------
Religious Freedom and the Black Church in America, October 24th
------------------------
Brenda Hermanson
Acting Secretary, BSF

I am truly excited to invite you to attend a Friday, Oct. 24 panel
session on Religious Freedom & the Black Church in America. This 3:30P
event will take place in the Chace Center Auditorium at Rhode Island
School of Design-Providence, as part of the state's conference on
Religious Freedom. As the moderator for this event, my guest panelists
include Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes of Colby College, Rev. Dr. David
Mitchell of Providence's historic Congdon Street Baptist Church, and
Rev. Dr. Vincent Thompson of Newport's Community Baptist Church. I
have attached the promotional material as well to provide you with the
depth of our conference.

This even is free to anyone with a valid student ID.

If you have any questions, let me know. I look forward to seeing you
next week!

Rodrick Echols
Master of Divinity candidate, Boston University School of Theology
Senior Relationship Manager, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and
Merrimack Valley

There will be carpooling from ANTS. If interested, contact Brenda
Hermanson: bhermanson@ants.edu or Louis Mitchell:
jmitchellvillon@yahoo.com

------------------------
Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
------------------------
The 2008 Boston Interfaith Youth Project is looking for teens (ages
14-18) from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds to create a public
mural!

START DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008 @ 7PM for 6 wks
LOCATION: WEST END HOUSE, 105 ALLSTON ST, ALLSTON, MA

Beyond creating a collaborative work of art, this is an exciting
opportunity for teens and adult leaders to learn about people from other
religious communities.
- Teens need not have extensive art training
- Should have an interest in making friends and learning about other
cultures
- Must be available to meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm for 6-8
weeks
- Must be willing to design and produce a mural based on interfaith
discussion/imagery that will hang publicly
- Limited to 5 participants from each faith

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Carriker by October 14 at
mcarrike@hotmail.com or 774-2702185

This project is funded by Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Society of
Boston, and the Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund in
partnership with Art Builds Community, Center for Jewish-Muslim
Relations, Islamic Society of Boston, Muslim American Society,
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter Registration Delayed until October 21st
- 4 New Winter Courses
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care?
- Scholarships
- Spiritual Journeys Thursday, October 23rd *** New ***


Fellowship News:
- Important SA Meeting
- October Student Life events
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
- Dropping TAIZE *** New ***
- Thursday UU worship October 23, 1:00pm in Wilson Chapel *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Earn $1,000 Preaching!
- Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers! *** New
***
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd
- Religious Freedom and the Black Church in America, October 24th ***
New ***
- Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter Registration Delayed until October 21st
------------------------
Due to technical difficulties, Winter registration will not begin until
October 21st.

October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
4 New Winter Courses
------------------------
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
January course option for World Christianity or GCIM renewal area
Are you looking for a class to fulfill the World Christianity
requirement or to count in the GCIM renewal area? There is a flexible
January term option. The Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven,
CT offers a series of four one-week seminars in January (two at the
Mercy Center in Madison, CT and two at the OMSC site in New Haven). If
you sign up for one week of your choosing and register at Andover
Newton, you can receive credit for a three credit class. You will attend
the seminar, then meet and debrief with Professor Heim and write a
research paper on some topic flowing out of the seminar. Further
information is available on Professor Heim's section on the bulletin
board outside the faculty secretary's office. If you have questions,
see Professor Heim.

Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered, do all the work required of participants and
then additional reflection and research assigned by the supervising AN
faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's responsibility.
Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two weeks is required
by December 1. See information at http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

JUST 634W- When Home is a War Zone: Pastoral Care and Theological
Issues in Domestic Violence
It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people in a congregation will have some
experience with domestic violence. It remains the leading reason women
visit hospital emergency rooms. Although it is less frequent, men are
also victimized. This course will examine the impact of domestic
violence on families and congregations. It will give special attention
to the general problem of domestic violence and to the role that
theological understandings of suffering, obedience, and ownership may
play in such violence. It will utilize pastoral counseling case studies
(video vignettes of actual pastors) to provide those in ministry with
the tools they need to respond to people in their care and understand
how to make appropriate referrals. Special attention will be paid to
the impact intimate partner violence has in immigrant, GLBT, African
American, and Latino/a communities. Although the primary focus of the
class will be on Christian and Unitarian Universalist communities of
faith, we will also look briefly at intimate partner violence in Jewish
and Muslim communities. This course fulfills the Justice Matters
requirement.
Course will meet Jan. 5-16, 1:00-4:00 pm.

------------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care?
------------------------
Come to a meeting about AAPC (The American Association of Pastoral
Counselors) to learn about Pastoral Care Specialists, Pastoral
Counselors, and many more options for ministry!

Monday, October 27, 2008
12.00 noon in the small dining room

For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert
603-224-1162
ltigert@ants.edu

------------------------
Scholarships
------------------------
Gretchen Hall Memorial Scholarship
$ 300 scholarship offered by The New England Women Ministers
Association.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the New England
States and planning to begin or continue a ministry in New England.
Deadline November 1, 2008

American Baptist Women's Ministries Scholarship 2009-2010 Academic
Year
$ 500 Scholarship offered by the American Baptist Women's Ministries of
the Pacific Northwest.
Applicants must be an active member of an American Baptist Church and
preparing for full time Christian service under American Baptist
Churches/USA. Deadline January 30, 2009.

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office

------------------------
Spiritual Journeys Thursday, October 23rd *** New ***
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community
is cordially invited for an informal gathering
at the President home for
"Spiritual Journeys"
Featured Faculty Speaker: Dr. Simon Lee
Thursday, October 23rd -- 4:30 to 5:30 PM
_____________________________________
Friends:

This Thursday afternoon on October 23 at 4:30 PM we will once again
gather in my home for another in the Spiritual Journeys program. This
informal program provides a fascinating window into the spiritual
formation of the School's faculty and key leaders. Dr. Simon Lee,
Andover Newton's new professor of New Testament is this month's featured
speaker.

The program lasts about an hour and is open to all members of the
Andover Newton community - students, faculty and staff. Folks usually
gather from 4:30-4:45; the presentation is 4:45-5:15 followed by a few
minutes of Q & A.

I hope your schedule permits you to attend.

Nick Carter

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Important SA Meeting
------------------------
Our next Student Association meeting will be next Wednesday, 22nd from
5-6pm (right before the harvest party!). At this meeting we will be
discussing the budget and our financial systems. The executive committee
will present a proposal to change how our money is held and distributed.
We feel that these changes will positively impact students and the SA.
The full proposal will be on our Connect site by Monday. Please attend
and help direct the future of the SA.

------------------------
October Student Life events
------------------------
Harvest Party!
Wednesday, October 22 in Upper Noyes 7-10pm. Come in costume
for dancing, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and more fun, with
tasty treats! Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Pumpkin Carving:
If you're interested in carving a pumpkin at the Harvest
Party or during the week of the 20th, please sign up at the posting on
the bulletin board leading into the cafeteria, or email Morgan:
mmclean@ants.edu Pumpkins and carving supplies will be provided by
the Student Association.

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Dropping TAIZE *** New ***
------------------------
The Thursday night TAIZE service is being suspended.

Please let me know if you are interested in planning a special TAIZE
service.
I am having visions of one in the old chapel.

Bill Gural
wgural@ants.edu, 781-698-6753

------------------------
Thursday UU worship October 23, 1:00pm in Wilson Chapel *** New ***
------------------------
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, October 23 at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel. Our service will be led by Polly Leland-Mayer on the theme, "As
the Spirit Moves". This service will invite reflection on a group of
passages and the sharing of one that particularly speaks to you today.
Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

Blessings, from the UU worship coordinators
Morgan McLean
Bruce Taylor

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Earn $1,000 Preaching!
------------------------
Once again the Massachusetts Bible Society is hosting their Rev. Dr.
Donald A. Wells Preaching competition. This is a Boston area
competition and was established to honor a student from a BTI school for
a sermon based on a biblical text that raises up an issue of justice in
the contemporary world. Sermons should be no more than 20 minutes in
length and will be judged according to their appropriateness to the
theme, quality of biblical exegesis, and the ability to present the
sermon in an engaging manner. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2009.
Entrants should submit the text of one sermon, and a cover sheet with
name, school, year, degree program, address, phone, and email. Before
Dec. 1 send submission to the Mass Bible Society, 14 Beacon Street Suite
510, Boston, MA 02108, and after Dec. 1 to 199 Herrick Road, Newton
Centre, MA 02459. For more information see www.massbible.org.

------------------------
Transforming Shoes into Playgrounds: Recycle your Sneakers! *** New
***
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III just alerted me to the fact
that Nike recycles old athletic shoes and uses them to create basketball
courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. Toward that end I will be
collecting your old sneakers in a box OUTSIDE (!) my office through the
Thanksgiving holiday. Allen will then bundle these up and send them on
to Nike. If you have shoes to contribute please feel free to drop them
by, and if you can also contribute $1.00 toward defraying postage please
give it to Jennifer Shaw in Worcester 105.

Nike has some guidelines about what their shoe grinding machines can
deal-with:

● Athletic shoes only (any brand)
● No shoes containing metal
● No cleats or dress shoes
● No wet or damp shoes

...and here's what the ground-up shoes are made into:
http://letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/grind.html

The following list shows approximately how many pairs of recycled
athletic shoes generally go into making each surface:
● Outdoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Outdoor tennis court:2,500 pairs
● Full Field or soccer pitch: 50,000 - 75,000 pairs
● Mini soccer field: 10,000-20,000 pairs
● Running track: 75,000 pairs
● Playground: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor basketball court: 2,500 pairs
● Indoor synthetic basketball court: 2,500 pairs

So bring me your worn out sneakers and we'll get them off where they
can do some good!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104

------------------------
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil
------------------------
What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

------------------------
Religious Freedom and the Black Church in America, October 24th *** New
***
------------------------
Brenda Hermanson
Acting Secretary, BSF

I am truly excited to invite you to attend a Friday, Oct. 24 panel
session on Religious Freedom & the Black Church in America. This 3:30P
event will take place in the Chace Center Auditorium at Rhode Island
School of Design-Providence, as part of the state's conference on
Religious Freedom. As the moderator for this event, my guest panelists
include Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes of Colby College, Rev. Dr. David
Mitchell of Providence's historic Congdon Street Baptist Church, and
Rev. Dr. Vincent Thompson of Newport's Community Baptist Church. I
have attached the promotional material as well to provide you with the
depth of our conference.

This even is free to anyone with a valid student ID.

If you have any questions, let me know. I look forward to seeing you
next week!

Rodrick Echols
Master of Divinity candidate, Boston University School of Theology
Senior Relationship Manager, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and
Merrimack Valley

There will be carpooling from ANTS. If interested, contact Brenda
Hermanson: bhermanson@ants.edu or Louis Mitchell:
jmitchellvillon@yahoo.com

------------------------
Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
------------------------
The 2008 Boston Interfaith Youth Project is looking for teens (ages
14-18) from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds to create a public
mural!

START DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008 @ 7PM for 6 wks
LOCATION: WEST END HOUSE, 105 ALLSTON ST, ALLSTON, MA

Beyond creating a collaborative work of art, this is an exciting
opportunity for teens and adult leaders to learn about people from other
religious communities.
- Teens need not have extensive art training
- Should have an interest in making friends and learning about other
cultures
- Must be available to meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm for 6-8
weeks
- Must be willing to design and produce a mural based on interfaith
discussion/imagery that will hang publicly
- Limited to 5 participants from each faith

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Carriker by October 14 at
mcarrike@hotmail.com or 774-2702185

This project is funded by Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Society of
Boston, and the Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund in
partnership with Art Builds Community, Center for Jewish-Muslim
Relations, Islamic Society of Boston, Muslim American Society,
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

John Bell Concert @ ANTS 10/21/08

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) presents:

"Wee Sing" with John Bell

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 7:30 PM
Wilson Chapel Main Sanctuary
Free and open to the ANTS Community
The bookstore will have John Bell's CDs on hand for purchase.
Reception immediately following concert.

ANTS E-news
enews@ants.edu

Friday, October 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 17th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Winter Registration Delayed until October 21st *** New ***
- 4 New Winter Courses *** New Course Added ***
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care?
- Scholarships *** New ***


Fellowship News:
- Important SA Meeting
- October Student Life events
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!

Prayer Requests:
- Prayers for Judie Bryant and Family *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Earn $1,000 Preaching!
- Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
- Pax Christi Metrowest hosts a program on immigration, Monday, Oct.
20th
- An Invitation to Quakers at ANTS - Help Plan the Harvard Chapel
Service, Tuesday, Oct. 21st
- "The Eye Hides Not Its Secret" - Tuesday, October 21st
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd
- Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Winter Registration Delayed until October 21st *** New ***
------------------------
Due to technical difficulties, Winter registration will not begin until
October 21st.

October 21-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
4 New Winter Courses *** New Course Added ***
------------------------
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
January course option for World Christianity or GCIM renewal area
Are you looking for a class to fulfill the World Christianity
requirement or to count in the GCIM renewal area? There is a flexible
January term option. The Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven,
CT offers a series of four one-week seminars in January (two at the
Mercy Center in Madison, CT and two at the OMSC site in New Haven). If
you sign up for one week of your choosing and register at Andover
Newton, you can receive credit for a three credit class. You will attend
the seminar, then meet and debrief with Professor Heim and write a
research paper on some topic flowing out of the seminar. Further
information is available on Professor Heim's section on the bulletin
board outside the faculty secretary's office. If you have questions,
see Professor Heim.

Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered, do all the work required of participants and
then additional reflection and research assigned by the supervising AN
faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's responsibility.
Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two weeks is required
by December 1. See information at http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

JUST 634W- When Home is a War Zone: Pastoral Care and Theological
Issues in Domestic Violence
It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people in a congregation will have some
experience with domestic violence. It remains the leading reason women
visit hospital emergency rooms. Although it is less frequent, men are
also victimized. This course will examine the impact of domestic
violence on families and congregations. It will give special attention
to the general problem of domestic violence and to the role that
theological understandings of suffering, obedience, and ownership may
play in such violence. It will utilize pastoral counseling case studies
(video vignettes of actual pastors) to provide those in ministry with
the tools they need to respond to people in their care and understand
how to make appropriate referrals. Special attention will be paid to
the impact intimate partner violence has in immigrant, GLBT, African
American, and Latino/a communities. Although the primary focus of the
class will be on Christian and Unitarian Universalist communities of
faith, we will also look briefly at intimate partner violence in Jewish
and Muslim communities. This course fulfills the Justice Matters
requirement.
Course will meet Jan. 5-16, 1:00-4:00 pm.


------------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care?
------------------------
Come to a meeting about AAPC (The American Association of Pastoral
Counselors) to learn about Pastoral Care Specialists, Pastoral
Counselors, and many more options for ministry!

Monday, October 27, 2008
12.00 noon in the small dining room

For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert
603-224-1162
ltigert@ants.edu

------------------------
Scholarships *** New ***
------------------------
Gretchen Hall Memorial Scholarship
$ 300 scholarship offered by The New England Women Ministers
Association.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the New England
States and planning to begin or continue a ministry in New England.
Deadline November 1, 2008

American Baptist Women's Ministries Scholarship 2009-2010 Academic
Year
$ 500 Scholarship offered by the American Baptist Women's Ministries of
the Pacific Northwest.
Applicants must be an active member of an American Baptist Church and
preparing for full time Christian service under American Baptist
Churches/USA. Deadline January 30, 2009.

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Important SA Meeting
------------------------
Our next Student Association meeting will be next Wednesday, 22nd from
5-6pm (right before the harvest party!). At this meeting we will be
discussing the budget and our financial systems. The executive committee
will present a proposal to change how our money is held and distributed.
We feel that these changes will positively impact students and the SA.
The full proposal will be on our Connect site by Monday. Please attend
and help direct the future of the SA.

------------------------
October Student Life events
------------------------
Saturday Oct. 18
Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory of the
foliage. Depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours. Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Harvest Party!
Wednesday, October 22 in Upper Noyes 7-10pm. Come in costume
for dancing, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and more fun, with
tasty treats! Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Pumpkin Carving:
If you're interested in carving a pumpkin at the Harvest
Party or during the week of the 20th, please sign up at the posting on
the bulletin board leading into the cafeteria, or email Morgan:
mmclean@ants.edu Pumpkins and carving supplies will be provided by
the Student Association.

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayers for Judie Bryant and Family *** New ***
------------------------
Judie Bryant's mother, Lori Larrabee, passed away on Wednesday
afternoon. She was 85 and lived on her own until 2 weeks ago when she
went into the hospital. Please keep Judie and her family members in your
thoughts and prayers as they grieve this loss.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Earn $1,000 Preaching!
------------------------
Once again the Massachusetts Bible Society is hosting their Rev. Dr.
Donald A. Wells Preaching competition. This is a Boston area
competition and was established to honor a student from a BTI school for
a sermon based on a biblical text that raises up an issue of justice in
the contemporary world. Sermons should be no more than 20 minutes in
length and will be judged according to their appropriateness to the
theme, quality of biblical exegesis, and the ability to present the
sermon in an engaging manner. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2009.
Entrants should submit the text of one sermon, and a cover sheet with
name, school, year, degree program, address, phone, and email. Before
Dec. 1 send submission to the Mass Bible Society, 14 Beacon Street Suite
510, Boston, MA 02108, and after Dec. 1 to 199 Herrick Road, Newton
Centre, MA 02459. For more information see www.massbible.org.

------------------------
Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
------------------------
Monday, October 20th, 5 p.m., Peck Conference Room

Join us to hear Margaret Trost, author of the just published book On
That Day, Everybody Ate, One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in
Haiti read from her book and share the experience which inspired her to
begin a feeding program for children in Haiti. Margaret is the
president of the What If? Foundation, which works in partnership with
the St. Clare's community of Port-au-Prince, pastored by Fr. Gerard
Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's most beloved social justice leaders.
Margaret will share the history of her collaboration and describe her
personal struggle to reconcile her own comparative privilege with the
staggering poverty of Haiti. Her book is a powerful story of courage
and faith that will lift your heart and bring you inspiration.

** The Bookstore will have books on hand for purchase and signing.

------------------------
Pax Christi Metrowest hosts a program on immigration, Monday, Oct.
20th
------------------------
Pax Christi Metrowest hosts a program on immigration, Monday, Oct.
20th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central
Street in Natick:

"Illegal Immigrants? Undocumented Workers? or Our Neighbors? Looking
at Immigration Through the Lens of Faith"

After approximately six months of prayer and study, our local Pax
Christi group is organizing an educational program on
Immigration. Patty Kupfer of America's Voice will be the keynote
speaker and will speak about immigration reform
from a faith perspective.

Patty Kupfer is the Manager of Partnerships at America's Voice, where
she supports religious leaders and organizations in building the power
to pass fair and humane immigration reform. She has worked as an inner
city educator. She has coordinated educational delegations in Mexico
with Witness for Peace and done policy and organizing work promoting
small scale agriculture. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

America's Voice is the newly founded communications campaign working to
win commonsense immigration reform. America's Voice conducts cutting
edge public opinion research, undertakes public education and provides
comprehensive media analysis on the current state of the immigration
debate. Their goal is to build the public support and political power
necessary to enact comprehensive immigration reform that restores the
rule of law and includes earned citizenship for the estimated 12-million
immigrants working and living in the U.S. without proper legal status.

Jason Boyd
Interim Assistant Minister
First Congregational Church of Natick

------------------------
An Invitation to Quakers at ANTS - Help Plan the Harvard Chapel
Service, Tuesday, Oct. 21st
------------------------
Dear Students -

The Quaker Students at Harvard Divinity School will be planning and
sponsoring Harvard's Noon Chapel Service on November 12, 2008. The first
planning meeting will be held next Tuesday, October 21, from 5-6PM. This
event is open to BTI students, so if you're Quaker or a friend of the
Friends, please consider being a part of this event. The Harvard Noon
Service is held every week from 12-12:45 and often features the world's
most distinguished clergy and scholars. November 12 is also Theology Day
and the chapel service is sure to be attended by many of Harvard's
faculty and guests.

Jason Bachand will be attending is happy to carpool or meet with other
ANTS students to travel to Harvard. Tuesday's meeting will be held in
Andover Hall on 45 Francis Street. If you'd like more information,
contact Jason at JBachand@ants.edu.

------------------------
"The Eye Hides Not Its Secret" - Tuesday, October 21st
------------------------
"The Eye Hides Not Its Secret": Reflections on Art, Religion, and
Spirituality

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
5:00 PM in Wilson Chapel, lower level
A free public lecture by Russell Holmes in conjunction with the Robert
Sarly exhibit

Russell Holmes is a Jungian analyst practicing in Jamaica Plain, MA. A
student at Andover Newton in 1968 - 69, he graduated in1979 from the C.
G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland, and is currently a member of
the New England Society of Jungian Analysts, the Guild of Psychology and
Spirituality (London), and a faculty member at the C. G. Jung Institute
in Newton, MA. He was an ordained member of the Discalced Carmelite
Order of Friars from 1960 - 1993, and in that capacity engaged in
religious and spiritual formation. He has a long interest in the arts
and their relation to religious and creative consciousness.

------------------------
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil
------------------------
What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

------------------------
Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
------------------------
The 2008 Boston Interfaith Youth Project is looking for teens (ages
14-18) from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds to create a public
mural!

START DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008 @ 7PM for 6 wks
LOCATION: WEST END HOUSE, 105 ALLSTON ST, ALLSTON, MA

Beyond creating a collaborative work of art, this is an exciting
opportunity for teens and adult leaders to learn about people from other
religious communities.
- Teens need not have extensive art training
- Should have an interest in making friends and learning about other
cultures
- Must be available to meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm for 6-8
weeks
- Must be willing to design and produce a mural based on interfaith
discussion/imagery that will hang publicly
- Limited to 5 participants from each faith

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Carriker by October 14 at
mcarrike@hotmail.com or 774-270-2185

This project is funded by Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Society of
Boston, and the Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund in
partnership with Art Builds Community, Center for Jewish-Muslim
Relations, Islamic Society of Boston, Muslim American Society,
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 16th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
- New Winter Courses *** Updated ***
- Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care? *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Important SA Meeting *** New ***
- JOTH: sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
- October Student Life events
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Earn $1,000 Preaching! *** New ***
- Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
- Pax Christi Metrowest hosts a program on immigration, Monday, Oct.
20th *** New ***
- An Invitation to Quakers at ANTS - Help Plan the Harvard Chapel
Service, Tuesday, Oct. 21st *** New ***
- "The Eye Hides Not Its Secret" - Tuesday, October 21st *** New ***
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd
- Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
------------------------
October 20-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
New Winter Courses *** Updated ***
------------------------
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
January course option for World Christianity or GCIM renewal area
Are you looking for a class to fulfill the World Christianity
requirement or to count in the GCIM renewal area? There is a flexible
January term option. The Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven,
CT offers a series of four one-week seminars in January (two at the
Mercy Center in Madison, CT and two at the OMSC site in New Haven). If
you sign up for one week of your choosing and register at Andover
Newton, you can receive credit for a three credit class. You will attend
the seminar, then meet and debrief with Professor Heim and write a
research paper on some topic flowing out of the seminar. Further
information is available on Professor Heim's section on the bulletin
board outside the faculty secretary's office. If you have questions, see
Professor Heim.

Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered, do all the work required of participants and
then additional reflection and research assigned by the supervising AN
faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's responsibility.
Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two weeks is required
by December 1. See information at http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies-This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

------------------------
Interested in Pastoral Counseling/Care? *** New ***
------------------------
Come to a meeting about AAPC (The American Association of Pastoral
Counselors) to learn about Pastoral Care Specialists, Pastoral
Counselors, and many more options for ministry!

Monday, October 27, 2008
12.00 noon in the small dining room

For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Leanne M. Tigert
603-224-1162
ltigert@ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Important SA Meeting *** New ***
------------------------
Our next Student Association meeting will be next Wednesday, 22nd from
5-6pm (right before the harvest party!). At this meeting we will be
discussing the budget and our financial systems. The executive committee
will present a proposal to change how our money is held and distributed.
We feel that these changes will positively impact students and the SA.
The full proposal will be on our Connect site by Monday. Please attend
and help direct the future of the SA.

------------------------
JOTH: Sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
------------------------
Please join JOTH students from Hebrew College and from Andover Newton
Theological School as we sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, learning
and singing in celebration of Sukkot. We pray for a time when all
peoples will dwell together in peace under God's sheltering presence.

Thursday, October 16
1:00 - 2:15pm
Hebrew College
Sukkah
Lower Level
Courtyard
Lunch will be served!

If you have questions, contact Or Rose at orose@hebrewcollege.edu or
Jill Cowie at ANTS Jacowie@aol.com - they are coordinating the program
together.

------------------------
October Student Life events
------------------------
Saturday Oct. 18
Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory of the
foliage. Depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours. Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Harvest Party!
Wednesday, October 22 in Upper Noyes 7-10pm. Come in costume
for dancing, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and more fun, with
tasty treats! Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Pumpkin Carving:
If you're interested in carving a pumpkin at the Harvest Party
or during the week of the 20th, please sign up at the posting on the
bulletin board leading into the cafeteria, or email Morgan:
mmclean@ants.edu Pumpkins and carving supplies will be provided by the
Student Association.

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding not
only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative justice,
but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers, and
materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Earn $1,000 Preaching! *** New ***
------------------------
Once again the Massachusetts Bible Society is hosting their Rev. Dr.
Donald A. Wells Preaching competition. This isa sermon based on a biblical text that raises up an issue of justice in
the contemporary world. Sermons should be no more than 20 minutes in
length and will be judged according to their appropriateness to the
theme, quality of biblical exegesis, and the ability to present the
sermon in an engaging manner. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2009.
Entrants should submit the text of one sermon, and a cover sheet with
name, school, year, degree program, address, phone, and email. Before
Dec. 1 send submission to the Mass Bible Society, 14 Beacon Street Suite
510, Boston, MA 02108, and after Dec. 1 to 199 Herrick Road, Newton
Centre, MA 02459. For more information see www.massbible.org.

------------------------
Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
------------------------
Monday, October 20th, 5 p.m., Peck Conference Room

Join us to hear Margaret Trost, author of the just published book On
That Day, Everybody Ate, One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in
Haiti read from her book and share the experience which inspired her to
begin a feeding program for children in Haiti. Margaret is the
president of the What If? Foundation, which works in partnership with
the St. Clare's community of Port-au-Prince, pastored by Fr. Gerard
Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's most beloved social justice leaders.
Margaret will share the history of her collaboration and describe her
personal struggle to reconcile her own comparative privilege with the
staggering poverty of Haiti. Her book is a powerful story of courage
and faith that will lift your heart and bring you inspiration.

** The Bookstore will have books on hand for purchase and signing.

------------------------
Pax Christi Metrowest hosts a program on immigration, Monday, Oct. 20th
*** New ***
------------------------
Pax Christi Metrowest hosts a program on immigration, Monday, Oct. 20th,
7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central Street in
Natick:

"Illegal Immigrants? Undocumented Workers? or Our Neighbors? Looking at
Immigration Through the Lens of Faith"

After approximately six months of prayer and study, our local Pax
Christi group is organizing an educational program on
Immigration. Patty Kupfer of America's Voice will be the keynote speaker
and will speak about immigration reform
from a faith perspective.

Patty Kupfer is the Manager of Partnerships at America's Voice, where
she supports religious leaders and organizations in building the power
to pass fair and humane immigration reform. She has worked as an inner
city educator. She has coordinated educational delegations in Mexico
with Witness for Peace and done policy and organizing work promoting
small scale agriculture. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

America's Voice is the newly founded communications campaign working to
win commonsense immigration reform. America's Voice conducts cutting
edge public opinion research, undertakes public education and provides
comprehensive media analysis on the current state of the immigration
debate. Their goal is to build the public support and political power
necessary to enact comprehensive immigration reform that restores the
rule of law and includes earned citizenship for the estimated 12-million
immigrants working and living in the U.S. without proper legal status.

Jason Boyd
Interim Assistant Minister
First Congregational Church of Natick

------------------------
An Invitation to Quakers at ANTS - Help Plan the Harvard Chapel Service,
Tuesday, Oct. 21st *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Students -

The Quaker Students at Harvard Divinity School will be planning and
sponsoring Harvard's Noon Chapel Service on November 12, 2008. The first
planning meeting will be held next Tuesday, October 21, from 5-6PM. This
event is open to BTI students, so if you're Quaker or a friend of the
Friends, please consider being a part of this event. The Harvard Noon
Service is held every week from 12-12:45 and often features the world's
most distinguished clergy and and the chapel service is sure to be attended by many of Harvard's
faculty and guests.

Jason Bachand will be attending is happy to carpool or meet with other
ANTS students to travel to Harvard. Tuesday's meeting will be held in
Andover Hall on 45 Francis Street. If you'd like more information,
contact Jason at JBachand@ants.edu.

------------------------
"The Eye Hides Not Its Secret" - Tuesday, October 21st *** New ***
------------------------
"The Eye Hides Not Its Secret": Reflections on Art, Religion, and
Spirituality

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
5:00 PM in Wilson Chapel, lower level
A free public lecture by Russell Holmes in conjunction with the Robert
Sarly exhibit

Russell Holmes is a Jungian analyst practicing in Jamaica Plain, MA. A
student at Andover Newton in 1968 - 69, he graduated in1979 from the C.
G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland, and is currently a member of
the New England Society of Jungian Analysts, the Guild of Psychology and
Spirituality (London), and a faculty member at the C. G. Jung Institute
in Newton, MA. He was an ordained member of the Discalced Carmelite
Order of Friars from 1960 - 1993, and in that capacity engaged in
religious and spiritual formation. He has a long interest in the arts
and their relation to religious and creative consciousness.

------------------------
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil
------------------------
What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

------------------------
Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
------------------------
The 2008 Boston Interfaith Youth Project is looking for teens (ages
14-18) from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds to create a public
mural!

START DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008 @ 7PM for 6 wks
LOCATION: WEST END HOUSE, 105 ALLSTON ST, ALLSTON, MA

Beyond creating a collaborative work of art, this is an exciting
opportunity for teens and adult leaders to learn about people from other
religious communities.
- Teens need not have extensive art training
- Should have an interest in making friends and learning about other
cultures
- Must be available to meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm for 6-8 weeks

- Must be willing to design and produce a mural based on interfaith
discussion/imagery that will hang publicly
- Limited to 5 participants from each faith

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Carriker by October 14 at
mcarrike@hotmail.com or 774-270-2185

This project is funded by Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Society of
Boston, and the Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund in
partnership with Art Builds Community, Center for Jewish-Muslim
Relations, Islamic Society of Boston, Muslim American Society,
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a safe,
no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in the
lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
- New Winter Courses *** Updated ***

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- Reminder: Admissions Reserved Parking space in front of Dabney
- Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems

Fellowship News:
- International Lunches
- Chapel Notes
- TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
- UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
- JOTH: sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
- October Student Life events
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd
- Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
- Alum Darcy Borden was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
------------------------
October 20-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

------------------------
New Winter Courses *** Updated ***
------------------------
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
January course option for World Christianity or GCIM renewal area
Are you looking for a class to fulfill the World Christianity
requirement or to count in the GCIM renewal area? There is a flexible
January term option. The Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven,
CT offers a series of four one-week seminars in January (two at the
Mercy Center in Madison, CT and two at the OMSC site in New Haven). If
you sign up for one week of your choosing and register at Andover
Newton, you can receive credit for a three credit class. You will attend
the seminar, then meet and debrief with Professor Heim and write a
research paper on some topic flowing out of the seminar. Further
information is available on Professor Heim's section on the bulletin
board outside the faculty secretary's office. If you have questions,
see Professor Heim.

Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered, do all the work required of participants and
then additional reflection and research assigned by the supervising AN
faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's responsibility.
Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two weeks is required
by December 1. See information at http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Reminder: Admissions Reserved Parking space in front of Dabney
------------------------
Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Reminder: Please refrain from using the one parking space the
Admissions/Recruitment Office has reserved for visitors in front of
Dabney Hall between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30.

A sincere thank you from the Admissions/Recruitment Team!

------------------------
Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
------------------------
Dear Patient Students,

We are still having problems getting the wireless nodes up and running
on a consistent basis. We are working as quickly as possible to
determine the underlying cause of this complex problem.

Prayers for Divine intervention may be appropriate :)
thanks,
Emily Leavitt

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Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
International Lunches
------------------------
The whole Andover Community is invited to the weekly INTERNATIONAL
LUNCHES-ANTS cafeteria - small dining room. Every Tuesday from 12-1PM
you will have an opportunity to meet with international students that
live on campus.

Please, bring your own lunch or just purchase one from the cafeteria.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram at acram@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100,
ext. 0.

------------------------
Chapel Notes
------------------------
Chapel Notes, the newsletter from Wilson Chapel, is now available on
the main page of Connect. Get all the news including upcoming Morning
Worship leaders, chapel services, and other events.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
------------------------
Please join us to relax, pray, and refresh in the Holy Spirit.
Contact: Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris, 2008 Minns Lecturer,
Adjunct Professor-UU History, Andover Newton Theological School -
Lecture 5: "A Faith for a Few?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7pm-9pm
Wilson Chapel - Andover Newton Theological School
Free Admission

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 7pm-9pm in Wilson
Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School when UUCANS will host The
Rev. Mark W. Harris, Minister of First Parish Watertown, for an encore
presentation of his fifth lecture from the 2008 Minns Lecture Series,
"Unitarian Universalism and Class: A Faith for a Few?" (originally
presented at General Assembly, 2008).

From the Minns Lecture website (http://minnslectures.org/home.htm):
Lecture 5 - A Faith for a Few?: This lecture will ask, what are some of
the historical ramifications of our faith? How is class reflected in our
worship and our words? Do we believe we are the best people, liberals
who can save the world?
What has been our relationship to issues of race, and why have we been
more successful with the gay and lesbian community in attracting
newcomers? What would an anti-classist UUA look like?

Carmen Emerson

------------------------
JOTH: Sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
------------------------
Please join JOTH students from Hebrew College and from Andover Newton
Theological School as we sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, learning
and singing in celebration of Sukkot. We pray for a time when all
peoples will dwell together in peace under God's sheltering presence.

Thursday, October 16
1:00 - 2:15pm
Hebrew College
Sukkah
Lower Level
Courtyard
Lunch will be served!

If you have questions, contact Or Rose at orose@hebrewcollege.edu or
Jill Cowie at ANTS Jacowie@aol.com - they are coordinating the program
together.

------------------------
October Student Life events
------------------------
Saturday Oct. 18
Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory of the
foliage. Depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours. Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Harvest Party!
Wednesday, October 22 in Upper Noyes 7-10pm. Come in costume
for dancing, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and more fun, with
tasty treats! Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Pumpkin Carving:
If you're interested in carving a pumpkin at the Harvest
Party or during the week of the 20th, please sign up at the posting on
the bulletin board leading into the cafeteria, or email Morgan:
mmclean@ants.edu Pumpkins and carving supplies will be provided by
the Student Association.

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
------------------------
Monday, October 20th, 5 p.m., Peck Conference Room

Join us to hear Margaret Trost, author of the just published book On
That Day, Everybody Ate, One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in
Haiti read from her book and share the experience which inspired her to
begin a feeding program for children in Haiti. Margaret is the
president of the What If? Foundation, which works in partnership with
the St. Clare's community of Port-au-Prince, pastored by Fr. Gerard
Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's most beloved social justice leaders.
Margaret will share the history of her collaboration and describe her
personal struggle to reconcile her own comparative privilege with the
staggering poverty of Haiti. Her book is a powerful story of courage
and faith that will lift your heart and bring you inspiration.

** The Bookstore will have books on hand for purchase and signing.

------------------------
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil
------------------------
What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

------------------------
Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
------------------------
The 2008 Boston Interfaith Youth Project is looking for teens (ages
14-18) from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds to create a public
mural!

START DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008 @ 7PM for 6 wks
LOCATION: WEST END HOUSE, 105 ALLSTON ST, ALLSTON, MA

Beyond creating a collaborative work of art, this is an exciting
opportunity for teens and adult leaders to learn about people from other
religious communities.
- Teens need not have extensive art training
- Should have an interest in making friends and learning about other
cultures
- Must be available to meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm for 6-8
weeks
- Must be willing to design and produce a mural based on interfaith
discussion/imagery that will hang publicly
- Limited to 5 participants from each faith

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Carriker by October 14 at
mcarrike@hotmail.com or 774-270-2185

This project is funded by Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Society of
Boston, and the Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund in
partnership with Art Builds Community, Center for Jewish-Muslim
Relations, Islamic Society of Boston, Muslim American Society,
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

------------------------
Alum Darcy Borden was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
------------------------
Darcy was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
Page title: North Dakota church engages non-partisan dialog
Link to full page:
http://www.ucc.org/ucnews/octnov08/north-dakota-church-engages.html
Summary:
Inspired by the UCC's 2008 Our Faith Our Vote program, the Valley City
(N.D.) Congregational UCC is holding lunchtime forums where participants
will study and discuss the autobiographies of John McCain and Barack
Obama.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, October 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 10th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
- New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion
- Offices, Library & Bookstore closed Monday, October 13th, Columbus
Day *** Updated ***

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- Reminder: Admissions Reserved Parking space in front of Dabney
- Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
- Packages Now Available in Dabney

Fellowship News:
- International Lunches
- Chapel Notes
- TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
- UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
- JOTH: sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
- October Student Life events
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th
- Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm *** Updated ***
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd
- Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
- Alum Darcy Borden was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
*** New ***
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
------------------------
October 20-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

New Winter courses:
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered,
do all the work required of participants and then additional reflection
and research assigned by the supervising AN faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's
responsibility.Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two
weeks is required by December 1. See information at
http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

------------------------
New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community Members,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ms. Alison McCarty will be
joining the Andover Newton community as the new Director of Admission
and Recruitment. Alison brings extensive experience with her. Most
recently she's served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions,
Harvard Business School, where she was responsible for processing
8-10,000 applications annually! She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard
Business School and the SB from M.I.T. Prior to her work in admissions
Alison worked in market analysis and development and growth strategy in
a Fortune 500 company, among other things. I am confident that our
recruitment efforts will flourish under her capable direction.

Although Alison has not been a student at Andover Newton, she already
has a close connection to the school. Her father was a UCC pastor and
as a youth she was greatly impacted by Andover Newton seminarians who
served as her youth directors. She is eager to join the community.
Alison lives with her husband Mark and 3 children in West Newton. She
will begin on Nov. 3. I know you will join me in giving her a warm
welcome.

I am also pleased to announce that Ned Parker will move from serving as
an Admissions Counselor to Assistant Director of Recruiting. Ned has
been doing terrific work for us and will be able to do even more in this
new capacity. Please extend your congratulations to Ned as well.

Sincerely,
Nancy
Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Offices, Library & Bookstore closed Monday, October 13th, Columbus Day
*** Updated ***
------------------------
Reminder: The Library and all school offices will be closed Monday,
October 13, in observance of Columbus Day.
** The Andover Newton Bookstore will also be closed Monday, October
13.


++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Reminder: Admissions Reserved Parking space in front of Dabney
------------------------
Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Reminder: Please refrain from using the one parking space the
Admissions/Recruitment Office has reserved for visitors in front of
Dabney Hall between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30.

A sincere thank you from the Admissions/Recruitment Team!

------------------------
Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
------------------------
Dear Patient Students,

We are still having problems getting the wireless nodes up and running
on a consistent basis. We are working as quickly as possible to
determine the underlying cause of this complex problem.

Prayers for Divine intervention may be appropriate :)
thanks,
Emily Leavitt

------------------------
Packages Now Available in Dabney
------------------------
Starting on Monday, October 6, all packages can be picked up at the
front desk of Dabney. We are excited to bring you this increase in
service, as now residents will be able to pick up packages from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this simplifies
people's lives considerably. As usual students will receive a pink slip
in their Sturtevant mail boxes alerting them that they have a package.
There will be no package pick-up on Saturday, but students can always
ask someone else to pick up their package for them on a week day.

Let me know if you have questions or concerns,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
International Lunches
------------------------
The whole Andover Community is invited to the weekly INTERNATIONAL
LUNCHES-ANTS cafeteria - small dining room. Every Tuesday from 12-1PM
you will have an opportunity to meet with international students that
live on campus.

Please, bring your own lunch or just purchase one from the cafeteria.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram at acram@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100,
ext. 0.

------------------------
Chapel Notes
------------------------
Chapel Notes, the newsletter from Wilson Chapel, is now available on
the main page of Connect. Get all the news including upcoming Morning
Worship leaders, chapel services, and other events.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
------------------------
Please join us to relax, pray, and refresh in the Holy Spirit.
Contact: Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris, 2008 Minns Lecturer,
Adjunct Professor-UU History, Andover Newton Theological School -
Lecture 5: "A Faith for a Few?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7pm-9pm
Wilson Chapel - Andover Newton Theological School
Free Admission

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 7pm-9pm in Wilson
Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School when UUCANS will host The
Rev. Mark W. Harris, Minister of First Parish Watertown, for an encore
presentation of his fifth lecture from the 2008 Minns Lecture Series,
"Unitarian Universalism and Class: A Faith for a Few?" (originally
presented at General Assembly, 2008).

From the Minns Lecture website (http://minnslectures.org/home.htm):
Lecture 5 - A Faith for a Few?: This lecture will ask, what are some of
the historical ramifications of our faith? How is class reflected in our
worship and our words? Do we believe we are the best people, liberals
who can save the world?
What has been our relationship to issues of race, and why have we been
more successful with the gay and lesbian community in attracting
newcomers? What would an anti-classist UUA look like?

Carmen Emerson

------------------------
JOTH: Sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
------------------------
Please join JOTH students from Hebrew College and from Andover Newton
Theological School as we sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, learning
and singing in celebration of Sukkot. We pray for a time when all
peoples will dwell together in peace under God's sheltering presence.

Thursday, October 16
1:00 - 2:15pm
Hebrew College
Sukkah
Lower Level
Courtyard
Lunch will be served!

If you have questions, contact Or Rose at orose@hebrewcollege.edu or
Jill Cowie at ANTS Jacowie@aol.com - they are coordinating the program
together.

------------------------
October Student Life events
------------------------
Friday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID
Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Saturday Oct. 18
Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory of the
foliage. Depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours. Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Harvest Party!
Wednesday, October 22 in Upper Noyes 7-10pm. Come in costume
for dancing, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and more fun, with
tasty treats! Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Pumpkin Carving:
If you're interested in carving a pumpkin at the Harvest
Party or during the week of the 20th, please sign up at the posting on
the bulletin board leading into the cafeteria, or email Morgan:
mmclean@ants.edu Pumpkins and carving supplies will be provided by
the Student Association.

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th
------------------------
The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, Lexington, hosts Sam
Rodriguez, President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership
Conference, speaking on "Immigration: Building Fences...or Bridges?"
Friday, October 10 at 7:30 PM, 59 Worthen Rd. This event is free of
charge.

A participant at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, Mr.
Rodriguez is sought out by national political leaders as a spokesperson
for Hispanic issues. Newsweek Magazine reported presidential contenders
from both the Democratic and Republican Parties have courted Sam "with
ingratiating calls, offers to meet and VIP invitations to debates."

------------------------
Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm *** Updated ***
------------------------
Monday, October 20th, 5 p.m., Peck Conference Room

Join us to hear Margaret Trost, author of the just published book On
That Day, Everybody Ate, One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in
Haiti read from her book and share the experience which inspired her to
begin a feeding program for children in Haiti. Margaret is the
president of the What If? Foundation, which works in partnership with
the St. Clare's community of Port-au-Prince, pastored by Fr. Gerard
Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's most beloved social justice leaders.
Margaret will share the history of her collaboration and describe her
personal struggle to reconcile her own comparative privilege with the
staggering poverty of Haiti. Her book is a powerful story of courage
and faith that will lift your heart and bring you inspiration.

** The Bookstore will have books on hand for purchase and signing.

------------------------
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil
------------------------
What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

------------------------
Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th *** New
***
------------------------
The 2008 Boston Interfaith Youth Project is looking for teens (ages
14-18) from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds to create a public
mural!

START DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008 @ 7PM for 6 wks
LOCATION: WEST END HOUSE, 105 ALLSTON ST, ALLSTON, MA

Beyond creating a collaborative work of art, this is an exciting
opportunity for teens and adult leaders to learn about people from other
religious communities.
- Teens need not have extensive art training
- Should have an interest in making friends and learning about other
cultures
- Must be available to meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm for 6-8
weeks
- Must be willing to design and produce a mural based on interfaith
discussion/imagery that will hang publicly
- Limited to 5 participants from each faith

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Carriker by October 14 at
mcarrike@hotmail.com or 774-270-2185

This project is funded by Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Society of
Boston, and the Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund in
partnership with Art Builds Community, Center for Jewish-Muslim
Relations, Islamic Society of Boston, Muslim American Society,
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

------------------------
Alum Darcy Borden was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
*** New ***
------------------------
Darcy was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
Page title: North Dakota church engages non-partisan dialog
Link to full page:
http://www.ucc.org/ucnews/octnov08/north-dakota-church-engages.html
Summary:
Inspired by the UCC's 2008 Our Faith Our Vote program, the Valley City
(N.D.) Congregational UCC is holding lunchtime forums where participants
will study and discuss the autobiographies of John McCain and Barack
Obama.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 9th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
- New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion
- Offices & Library closed Monday, October 13th, Columbus Day *** New
***

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Reminder: Admissions Reserved Parking space in front of Dabney ***
New ***
- Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end *** Hours Updated
***
- Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
- Packages Now Available in Dabney

Prayer Requests
- Another Update on Kim Wadhams
- Prayers for Elisa Lucozzi's Dad

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- International Lunches
- Chapel Notes *** New ***
- TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
- UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
- JOTH: sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
*** New ***
- October Student Life events *** Updated ***
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th
- Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd
- Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th ***
New ***
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
------------------------
October 20-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

New Winter courses:
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered,
do all the work required of participants and then additional reflection
and research assigned by the supervising AN faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's
responsibility.Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two
weeks is required by December 1. See information at
http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

------------------------
New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community Members,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ms. Alison McCarty will be
joining the Andover Newton community as the new Director of Admission
and Recruitment. Alison brings extensive experience with her. Most
recently she's served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions,
Harvard Business School, where she was responsible for processing
8-10,000 applications annually! She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard
Business School and the SB from M.I.T. Prior to her work in admissions
Alison worked in market analysis and development and growth strategy in
a Fortune 500 company, among other things. I am confident that our
recruitment efforts will flourish under her capable direction.

Although Alison has not been a student at Andover Newton, she already
has a close connection to the school. Her father was a UCC pastor and
as a youth she was greatly impacted by Andover Newton seminarians who
served as her youth directors. She is eager to join the community.
Alison lives with her husband Mark and 3 children in West Newton. She
will begin on Nov. 3. I know you will join me in giving her a warm
welcome.

I am also pleased to announce that Ned Parker will move from serving as
an Admissions Counselor to Assistant Director of Recruiting. Ned has
been doing terrific work for us and will be able to do even more in this
new capacity. Please extend your congratulations to Ned as well.

Sincerely,
Nancy
Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Offices & Library closed Monday, October 13th, Columbus Day *** New
***
------------------------
Reminder: The Library and all school offices will be closed Monday,
October 13, in observance of Columbus Day.

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end *** Hours Updated ***
------------------------
Andover Newton typically has a grace period at the beginning of each
semester in which no towing will take place in order to give students
time to get their parking permits. That grace period is running out,
and will be up on October 10.

In a effort to get everyone "legal", and since the grace period is
almost up, I have decided to stay open from Noon to 1:00 pm Thursday and
Friday, October 9-10. If you have not yet done so, please stop by the
Building & Grounds office in the basement of Sturtevant Hall to fill out
your form and get your parking permit.

So the hours for the next two days will be...
Thursday, October 9, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, October 10, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

If for some reason you cannot make it to the office during these times,
please call Tricia at extension 265 to see if other arrangements can be
made.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel
and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Reminder: Admissions Reserved Parking space in front of Dabney *** New
***
------------------------
Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Reminder: Please refrain from using the one parking space the
Admissions/Recruitment Office has reserved for visitors in front of
Dabney Hall between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30.

A sincere thank you from the Admissions/Recruitment Team!

------------------------
Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
------------------------
Dear Patient Students,

We are still having problems getting the wireless nodes up and running
on a consistent basis. We are working as quickly as possible to
determine the underlying cause of this complex problem.

Prayers for Divine intervention may be appropriate :)
thanks,
Emily Leavitt

------------------------
Packages Now Available in Dabney
------------------------
Starting on Monday, October 6, all packages can be picked up at the
front desk of Dabney. We are excited to bring you this increase in
service, as now residents will be able to pick up packages from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this simplifies
people's lives considerably. As usual students will receive a pink slip
in their Sturtevant mail boxes alerting them that they have a package.
There will be no package pick-up on Saturday, but students can always
ask someone else to pick up their package for them on a week day.

Let me know if you have questions or concerns,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Another Update on Kim Wadhams
------------------------
Darlene Wadhams, wife of Kim Wadhams, just called to say that moments
after fellow Andover Newton student Kim received his new heart Sunday
morning it started beating. He was out of bed already yesterday and is
doing amazingly well. They believe he'll be home next week! Please
continue to keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. If you would
like to send Kim a card you may do so at:

Yale Hew Haven Hospital
CTICU, Room 16
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Student

------------------------
Prayers for Elisa Lucozzi's Dad
------------------------
Student colleague Elisa Lucozzi would appreciate your prayers for her
father, Neil Lucozzi. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in August.
He is scheduled for radical removal of his stomach on October 20th.
Elisa would greatly appreciate the prayers of the community for his
healing and for comfort and courage for her stepmother Gail. Please
keep Neil, Gail, Elisa and the rest of the family in your thoughts and
prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Fellowship Budgets Due
----------------------------------
The Student Association reminds all fellowship groups that budgets for
the 2008-2009 fiscal year are due by October 10, 2008 (Friday). You will
find the form on the SA Connect site. If you have any questions, please
email us at sa@ants.edu.
----------------------------------
Did you Know?
----------------------------------
The Student Association has a grill that any and all students can use.
It is behind the bushes to the left of Upper Noyes. If you use the
grill, please remove your ashes appropriately and return the grill to
its place.

------------------------
International Lunches
------------------------
The whole Andover Community is invited to the weekly INTERNATIONAL
LUNCHES-ANTS cafeteria - small dining room. Every Tuesday from 12-1PM
you will have an opportunity to meet with international students that
live on campus.

Please, bring your own lunch or just purchase one from the cafeteria.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram at acram@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100,
ext. 0.

------------------------
Chapel Notes *** New ***
------------------------
Chapel Notes, the newsletter from Wilson Chapel, is now available on
the main page of Connect. Get all the news including upcoming Morning
Worship leaders, chapel services, and other events.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
------------------------
Please join us to relax, pray, and refresh in the Holy Spirit.
Contact: Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris, 2008 Minns Lecturer,
Adjunct Professor-UU History, Andover Newton Theological School -
Lecture 5: "A Faith for a Few?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7pm-9pm
Wilson Chapel - Andover Newton Theological School
Free Admission

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 7pm-9pm in Wilson
Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School when UUCANS will host The
Rev. Mark W. Harris, Minister of First Parish Watertown, for an encore
presentation of his fifth lecture from the 2008 Minns Lecture Series,
"Unitarian Universalism and Class: A Faith for a Few?" (originally
presented at General Assembly, 2008).

From the Minns Lecture website (http://minnslectures.org/home.htm):
Lecture 5 - A Faith for a Few?: This lecture will ask, what are some of
the historical ramifications of our faith? How is class reflected in our
worship and our words? Do we believe we are the best people, liberals
who can save the world?
What has been our relationship to issues of race, and why have we been
more successful with the gay and lesbian community in attracting
newcomers? What would an anti-classist UUA look like?

Carmen Emerson

------------------------
JOTH: Sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th ***
New ***
------------------------
Please join JOTH students from Hebrew College and from Andover Newton
Theological School as we sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, learning
and singing in celebration of Sukkot. We pray for a time when all
peoples will dwell together in peace under God's sheltering presence.

Thursday, October 16
1:00 - 2:15pm
Hebrew College
Sukkah
Lower Level
Courtyard
Lunch will be served!

If you have questions, contact Or Rose at orose@hebrewcollege.edu or
Jill Cowie at ANTS Jacowie@aol.com - they are coordinating the program
together.

------------------------
October Student Life events *** Updated ***
------------------------
Friday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID
Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Saturday Oct. 18
Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory of the
foliage. Depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours. Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Harvest Party!
Wednesday, October 22 in Upper Noyes 7-10pm. Come in costume
for dancing, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and more fun, with
tasty treats! Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Pumpkin Carving:
If you're interested in carving a pumpkin at the Harvest
Party or during the week of the 20th, please sign up at the posting on
the bulletin board leading into the cafeteria, or email Morgan:
mmclean@ants.edu Pumpkins and carving supplies will be provided by
the Student Association.

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th
------------------------
The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, Lexington, hosts Sam
Rodriguez, President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership
Conference, speaking on "Immigration: Building Fences...or Bridges?"
Friday, October 10 at 7:30 PM, 59 Worthen Rd. This event is free of
charge.

A participant at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, Mr.
Rodriguez is sought out by national political leaders as a spokesperson
for Hispanic issues. Newsweek Magazine reported presidential contenders
from both the Democratic and Republican Parties have courted Sam "with
ingratiating calls, offers to meet and VIP invitations to debates."

------------------------
Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
------------------------
Monday, October 20th, 5 p.m., Peck Conference Room

Join us to hear Margaret Trost, author of the just published book On
That Day, Everybody Ate, One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in
Haiti read from her book and share the experience which inspired her to
begin a feeding program for children in Haiti. Margaret is the
president of the What If? Foundation, which works in partnership with
the St. Clare's community of Port-au-Prince, pastored by Fr. Gerard
Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's most beloved social justice leaders.
Margaret will share the history of her collaboration and describe her
personal struggle to reconcile her own comparative privilege with the
staggering poverty of Haiti. Her book is a powerful story of courage
and faith that will lift your heart and bring you inspiration.

------------------------
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil
------------------------
What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

------------------------
Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th *** New
***
------------------------
The 2008 Boston Interfaith Youth Project is looking for teens (ages
14-18) from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds to create a public
mural!

START DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008 @ 7PM for 6 wks
LOCATION: WEST END HOUSE, 105 ALLSTON ST, ALLSTON, MA

Beyond creating a collaborative work of art, this is an exciting
opportunity for teens and adult leaders to learn about people from other
religious communities.
- Teens need not have extensive art training
- Should have an interest in making friends and learning about other
cultures
- Must be available to meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm for 6-8
weeks
- Must be willing to design and produce a mural based on interfaith
discussion/imagery that will hang publicly
- Limited to 5 participants from each faith

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Carriker by October 14 at
mcarrike@hotmail.com or 774-270-2185

This project is funded by Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Society of
Boston, and the Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund in
partnership with Art Builds Community, Center for Jewish-Muslim
Relations, Islamic Society of Boston, Muslim American Society,
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th
- Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
- New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end *** Hours Updated ***
- Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
- Packages Now Available in Dabney

Prayer Requests
- Another Update on Kim Wadhams
- Prayers for Elisa Lucozzi's Dad *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, October 9th, 12-1 in the Cafeteria
- Preaching In The Black Tradition - Thursday, October 9th in Peck Room
- International Lunches
- TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
- UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
- 2 Student Life events for October
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th
- Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd *** New ***
- Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
- Calling United Methodist Students!
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th
------------------------
APPLICATIONS FOR THE WINTERIM CLASS " Border Crossing: A Transformative
Journey"
are due on Wednesday October 8th with $50 deposit to Professor Brita
Gill-Austern. If you need application, scholarship or information,
please see Professosr Gill-Austern or the Faculty Bulletin Board in
Dabney on first floor.

This class counts for 3 renewal areas, FHS,GCIM,PTL or for Justice
Matters course.

Don't miss the opportunity to travel to the border of Mexico this
January to learn more about immigration, to see the human face behind
the immigration debate, to understand the economics that drive it, to
face the reality of the militarization of our border to the south and to
learn about how the churches have and have not been involved in facing
one of the most pressing issues in our country.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
617 964 1100 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

------------------------
Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
------------------------
October 20-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

New Winter courses:
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminand research assigned by the supervising AN faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's
responsibility.Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two
weeks is required by December 1. See information at
http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

------------------------
New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community Members,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ms. Alison McCarty will be
joining the Andover Newton community as the new Director of Admission
and Recruitment. Alison brings extensive experience with her. Most
recently she's served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions,
Harvard Business School, where she was responsible for processing
8-10,000 applications annually! She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard
Business School and the SB from M.I.T. Prior to her work in admissions
Alison worked in market analysis and development and growth strategy in
a Fortune 500 company, among other things. I am confident that our
recruitment efforts will flourish under her capable direction.

Although Alison has not been a student at Andover Newton, she already
has a close connection to the school. Her father was a UCC pastor and
as a youth she was greatly impacted by Andover Newton seminarians who
served as her youth directors. She is eager to join the community.
Alison lives with her husband Mark and 3 children in West Newton. She
will begin on Nov. 3. I know you will join me in giving her a warm
welcome.

I am also pleased to announce that Ned Parker will move from serving as
an Admissions Counselor to Assistant Director of Recruiting. Ned has
been doing terrific work for us and will be able to do even more in this
new capacity. Please extend your congratulations to Ned as well.

Sincerely,
Nancy
Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end *** Hours Updated ***
------------------------
Andover Newton typically has a grace period at the beginning of each
semester in which no towing will take place in order to give students
time to get their parking permits. That grace period is running out,
and will be up on October 10.

In a effort to get everyone "legal", and since the grace period is
almost up, I have decided to stay open from Noon to 1:00 pm Thursday and
Friday, October 9-10. If you have not yet done so, please stop by the
Building & Grounds office in the basement of Sturtevant Hall to fill out
your form and get your parking permit.

So the hours for the next two days will be...
Thursday, October 9, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, October 10, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

If for some reason you cannot make it to the office during these times,
please call Tricia at extension 265 to see if other arrangements can be
made.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
------------------------
Dear Patient Students,

We are still having problems getting the wireless nodes up and running
on a consistent basis. We are working as quickly as possible to
determine the underlying cause of this complex problem.

Prayers for Divine intervention may be appropriate :)
thanks,
Emily Leavitt

------------------------
Packages Now Available in Dabney
------------------------
Starting on Monday, October 6, all packages can be picked up at the
front desk of Dabney. We are excited to bring you this increase in
service, as now residents will be able to pick up packages from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this simplifies
people's lives considerably. As usual students will receive a pink slip
in their Sturtevant mail boxes alerting them that they have a package.
There will be no package pick-up on Saturday, but students can always
ask someone else to pick up their package for them on a week day.

Let me know if you have questions or concerns,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Another Update on Kim Wadhams
------------------------
Darlene Wadhams, wife of Kim Wadhams, just called to say that moments
after fellow Andover Newton student Kim received his new heart Sunday
morning it started beating. He was out of bed already yesterday and is
doing amazingly well. They believe he'll be home next week! Please
continue to keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. If you would
like to send Kim a card you may do so at:

Yale Hew Haven Hospital
CTICU, Room 16
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Student

------------------------
Prayers for Elisa Lucozzi's Dad *** New ***
------------------------
Student colleague Elisa Lucozzi would appreciate your prayers for her
father, Neil Lucozzi. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in August.
He is scheduled for radical removal of his stomach on October 20th.
Elisa would greatly appreciate the prayers of the community for his
healing and for comfort and courage for her stepmother Gail. Please
keep Neil, Gail, Elisa and the rest of the family in your thoughts and
prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Fellowship Budgets Due
----------------------------------
The Student Association reminds all fellowship groups that budgets for
the 2008-2009 fiscal year are due by October 10, 2008 (next Friday). You
will find the form on the SA Connect site. If you have any questions,
please email us at sa@ants.edu.
----------------------------------
Did you Know?
----------------------------------
The Student Association has a grill that any and all students can use.
It is behind the bushes to the left of Upper Noyes. If you use the
grill, please remove your ashes appropriately and return the grill to
its place.
----------------------------------
Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, October 9th, 12-1 in the Cafeteria
----------------------------------
Please join the Student Association this Thursday, October 9, 2008 from
12-1 in the Cafeteria for our first Town Hall Meeting. This is an
opportunity to bring your questions, concerns, and undying love to our
President and Deans. See you there!

------------------------
Preaching In The Black Tradition - Thursday, October 9th in Peck Room
------------------------
Preaching In The Black Tradition - Thursday in Peck RoomThis month's
Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Preaching in the Black Tradition -
will take place Thursday October 9th in the Peck Room. Our own Brenda
Hermanson will be bringing the Word and April Spencer will be singing.
All are welcome.

------------------------
International Lunches
------------------------
The whole Andover CommuniLUNCHES-ANTS cafeteria - small dining room. Every Tuesday from 12-1PM
you will have an opportunity to meet with international students that
live on campus.

Please, bring your own lunch or just purchase one from the cafeteria.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram at acram@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100, ext.
0.

------------------------
TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
------------------------
Please join us to relax, pray, and refresh in the Holy Spirit.
Contact: Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris, 2008 Minns Lecturer,
Adjunct Professor-UU History, Andover Newton Theological School -
Lecture 5: "A Faith for a Few?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7pm-9pm | Wilson Chapel - Andover Newton
Theological School | Free Admission

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 7pm-9pm in Wilson
Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School when UUCANS will host The
Rev. Mark W. Harris, Minister of First Parish Watertown, for an encore
presentation of his fifth lecture from the 2008 Minns Lecture Series,
"Unitarian Universalism and Class: A Faith for a Few?" (originally
presented at General Assembly, 2008).

From the Minns Lecture website (http://minnslectures.org/home.htm):
Lecture 5 - A Faith for a Few?: This lecture will ask, what are some of
the historical ramifications of our faith? How is class reflected in our
worship and our words? Do we believe we are the best people, liberals
who can save the world?
What has been our relationship to issues of race, and why have we been
more successful with the gay and lesbian community in attracting
newcomers? What would an anti-classist UUA look like?

Carmen Emerson

------------------------
2 Student Life events for October
------------------------
Friday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID

Saturday Oct. 18 Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory
of the foliage.
depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours.

Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence.
It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding not
only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative justice,
but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers, and
materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th
------------------------
The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, Lexington, hosts Sam
Rodriguez, President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership
Conference, speaking on "Immigration: Building Fences...or Bridges?"
Friday, October 10 at 7:30 PM, 59 Worthen Rd. This event is free of
charge.

A participant at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, Mr.
Rodriguez is sought out by national political leaders as a spokesperson
for Hispanic issues. Newsweek Magafrom both the Democratic and Republican Parties have courted Sam "with
ingratiating calls, offers to meet and VIP invitations to debates."

------------------------
Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm
------------------------
Monday, October 20th, 5 p.m., Peck Conference Room

Join us to hear Margaret Trost, author of the just published book On
That Day, Everybody Ate, One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in
Haiti read from her book and share the experience which inspired her to
begin a feeding program for children in Haiti. Margaret is the
president of the What If? Foundation, which works in partnership with
the St. Clare's community of Port-au-Prince, pastored by Fr. Gerard
Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's most beloved social justice leaders.
Margaret will share the history of her collaboration and describe her
personal struggle to reconcile her own comparative privilege with the
staggering poverty of Haiti. Her book is a powerful story of courage
and faith that will lift your heart and bring you inspiration.

------------------------
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil *** New ***
------------------------
What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

------------------------
Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
------------------------
The Alliance for Assemblies of God in Higher Education is sponsoring its
sixth Seminarians Conference July 5-17, 2009 in Springfield, MO.
Students who attend the conference receive 6 semester hours of seminary
level credit from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, accredited
by the Association of Theological Schools. They also have a weekend
retreat where they dialogue with denominational executives. Students
have everything paid at the conference except air fare to get there.
For more information or to get on the list of attending students please
contact Dr. Marilyn Abplanalp, Assistant Vice President for Faculty a dn
Student relations, at colleges@ag.org or at 417-862-2781, ext. 3315.

------------------------
Calling United Methodist Students!
------------------------
Editors at the United Methodist newsletter publication "Catalyst:
Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians"
would like to send you 4 free issues of their publication. If you would
like to receive these issues please contact Mr. Michael Walker,
Production Editor, at walkermw@aol.com. For more information on the
publication please see www.catalystresources.org.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a safe,
no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in the
lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th
- Winter Registration starting Oct 20th *** New ***
- New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion ***
New ***

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
- Packages Now Available in Dabney

Prayer Requests
- Another Update on Kim Wadhams *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, October 9th, 12-1 in the Cafeteria ***
New ***
- Preaching In The Black Tradition - Thursday, October 9th in Peck Room
*** New ***
- International Lunches
- TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.*** New ***
- UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th *** New
***
- 2 Student Life events for October
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace! *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th ***
New ***
- Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm *** New ***
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
- Calling United Methodist Students!
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Attention all MARE students
------------------------
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will
be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by
Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students
completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only
offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also
open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious
Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the
MDiv program.

------------------------
Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th
------------------------
APPLICATIONS FOR THE WINTERIM CLASS " Border Crossing: A Transformative
Journey"
are due on Wednesday October 8th with $50 deposit to Professor Brita
Gill-Austern. If you need application, scholarship or information,
please see Professosr Gill-Austern or the Faculty Bulletin Board in
Dabney on first floor.

This class counts for 3 renewal areas, FHS,GCIM,PTL or for Justice
Matters course.

Don't miss the opportunity to travel to the border of Mexico this
January to learn more about immigration, to see the human face behind
the immigration debate, to understand the economics that drive it, to
face the reality of the militarization of our border to the south and to
learn about how the churches have and have not been involved in facing
one of the most pressing issues in our country.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
617 964 1100 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

------------------------
Winter Registration starting Oct 20th *** New ***
------------------------
October 20-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

New Winter courses:
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered,
do all the work required of participants and then additional reflection
and research assigned by the supervising AN faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's
responsibility.Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two
weeks is required by December 1. See information at
http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

------------------------
New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion *** New
***
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community Members,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ms. Alison McCarty will be
joining the Andover Newton community as the new Director of Admission
and Recruitment. Alison brings extensive experience with her. Most
recently she's served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions,
Harvard Business School, where she was responsible for processing
8-10,000 applications annually! She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard
Business School and the SB from M.I.T. Prior to her work in admissions
Alison worked in market analysis and development and growth strategy in
a Fortune 500 company, among other things. I am confident that our
recruitment efforts will flourish under her capable direction.

Although Alison has not been a student at Andover Newton, she already
has a close connection to the school. Her father was a UCC pastor and
as a youth she was greatly impacted by Andover Newton seminarians who
served as her youth directors. She is eager to join the community.
Alison lives with her husband Mark and 3 children in West Newton. She
will begin on Nov. 3. I know you will join me in giving her a warm
welcome.

I am also pleased to announce that Ned Parker will move from serving as
an Admissions Counselor to Assistant Director of Recruiting. Ned has
been doing terrific work for us and will be able to do even more in this
new capacity. Please extend your congratulations to Ned as well.

Sincerely,
Nancy
Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
------------------------
Andover Newton typically has a grace period at the beginning of each
semester in which no towing will take place in order to give students
time to get their parking permits. That grace period is running out,
and will be up on October 10. If you have not already done so, we
encourage you to stop by the Building & Grounds office between the hours
of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from
8:00am - Noon only.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the office during these times,
please call Tricia at extension 265 to see if other arrangements can be
made.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel
and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Wanted: Nightwatch Person
------------------------
Building and Grounds is looking for a nightwatch person to start as
soon as possible. Some mechanical skills are desirable. Candidates
must be willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week)
and be willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours
answering service. There are a total of two (2) tours per day; 6:00pm
and 10:00pm, Monday - Friday and 8:00am and 10:00pm, Saturday and
Sunday. If you are interested in this position, please contact Frank
Cavaco, Director of Building & Grounds at extension 266.

------------------------
Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
------------------------
Dear Patient Students,

We are still having problems getting the wireless nodes up and running
on a consistent help. We are working as quickly as possible to determine
the underlying cause of this complex problem.

Prayers for Divine intervention may be appropriate :)
thanks,
Emily Leavitt

------------------------
Packages Now Available in Dabney
------------------------
Starting on Monday, October 6, all packages can be picked up at the
front desk of Dabney. We are excited to bring you this increase in
service, as now residents will be able to pick up packages from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this simplifies
people's lives considerably. As usual students will receive a pink slip
in their Sturtevant mail boxes alerting them that they have a package.
There will be no package pick-up on Saturday, but students can always
ask someone else to pick up their package for them on a week day.

Let me know if you have questions or concerns,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Another Update on Kim Wadhams *** New ***
------------------------
Darlene Wadhams, wife of Kim Wadhams, just called to say that moments
after fellow Andover Newton student Kim received his new heart Sunday
morning it started beating. He was out of bed already yesterday and is
doing amazingly well. They believe he'll be home next week! Please
continue to keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. If you would
like to send Kim a card you may do so at:

Yale Hew Haven Hospital
CTICU, Room 16
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Student

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Fellowship Budgets Due
----------------------------------
The Student Association reminds all fellowship groups that budgets for
the 2008-2009 fiscal year are due by October 10, 2008 (next Friday). You
will find the form on the SA Connect site. If you have any questions,
please email us at sa@ants.edu.
----------------------------------
Did you Know?
----------------------------------
The Student Association has a grill that any and all students can use.
It is behind the bushes to the left of Upper Noyes. If you use the
grill, please remove your ashes appropriately and return the grill to
its place.

------------------------
Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, October 9th, 12-1 in the Cafeteria *** New
***
------------------------
Please join the Student Association this Thursday, October 9, 2008 from
12-1 in the Cafeteria for our first Town Hall Meeting. This is an
opportunity to bring your questions, concerns, and undying love to our
President and Deans. See you there!

------------------------
Preaching In The Black Tradition - Thursday, October 9th in Peck Room
*** New ***
------------------------
Preaching In The Black Tradition - Thursday in Peck RoomThis month's
Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Preaching in the Black Tradition -
will take place Thursday October 9th in the Peck Room. Our own Brenda
Hermanson will be bringing the Word and April Spencer will be singing.
All are welcome.

------------------------
International Lunches *** New ***
------------------------
The whole Andover Community is invited to the weekly INTERNATIONAL
LUNCHES-ANTS cafeteria - small dining room. Every Tuesday from 12-1PM
you will have an opportunity to meet with international students that
live on campus.

Please, bring your own lunch or just purchase one from the cafeteria.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram at acram@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100,
ext. 0.

------------------------
TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.*** New ***
------------------------
Please join us to relax, pray, and refresh in the Holy Spirit.
Contact: Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th *** New ***
------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris, 2008 Minns Lecturer,
Adjunct Professor-UU History, Andover Newton Theological School -
Lecture 5: "A Faith for a Few?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7pm-9pm | Wilson Chapel - Andover Newton
Theological School | Free Admission

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 7pm-9pm in Wilson
Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School when UUCANS will host The
Rev. Mark W. Harris, Minister of First Parish Watertown, for an encore
presentation of his fifth lecture from the 2008 Minns Lecture Series,
"Unitarian Universalism and Class: A Faith for a Few?" (originally
presented at General Assembly, 2008).

From the Minns Lecture website (http://minnslectures.org/home.htm):
Lecture 5 - A Faith for a Few?: This lecture will ask, what are some of
the historical ramifications of our faith? How is class reflected in our
worship and our words? Do we believe we are the best people, liberals
who can save the world?
What has been our relationship to issues of race, and why have we been
more successful with the gay and lesbian community in attracting
newcomers? What would an anti-classist UUA look like?

Carmen Emerson

------------------------
2 Student Life events for October
------------------------
Friday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID

Saturday Oct. 18 Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory
of the foliage.
depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours.

Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace! *** New ***
------------------------
I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence.
It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th *** New
***
------------------------
The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, Lexington, hosts Sam
Rodriguez, President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership
Conference, speaking on "Immigration: Building Fences...or Bridges?"
Friday, October 10 at 7:30 PM, 59 Worthen Rd. This event is free of
charge.

A participant at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, Mr.
Rodriguez is sought out by national political leaders as a spokesperson
for Hispanic issues. Newsweek Magazine reported presidential contenders
from both the Democratic and Republican Parties have courted Sam "with
ingratiating calls, offers to meet and VIP invitations to debates."

------------------------
Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm *** New ***
------------------------
Monday, October 20th, 5 p.m., Peck Conference Room

Join us to hear Margaret Trost, author of the just published book On
That Day, Everybody Ate, One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in
Haiti read from her book and share the experience which inspired her to
begin a feeding program for children in Haiti. Margaret is the
president of the What If? Foundation, which works in partnership with
the St. Clare's community of Port-au-Prince, pastored by Fr. Gerard
Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's most beloved social justice leaders.
Margaret will share the history of her collaboration and describe her
personal struggle to reconcile her own comparative privilege with the
staggering poverty of Haiti. Her book is a powerful story of courage
and faith that will lift your heart and bring you inspiration.

------------------------
Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
------------------------
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health
conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the
Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at
www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. Special guests include Nena
Baker, author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big
Green Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is
included and there is no registration charge.

------------------------
Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
------------------------
The Alliance for Assemblies of God in Higher Education is sponsoring
its sixth Seminarians Conference July 5-17, 2009 in Springfield, MO.
Students who attend the conference receive 6 semester hours of seminary
level credit from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, accredited
by the Association of Theological Schools. They also have a weekend
retreat where they dialogue with denominational executives. Students
have everything paid at the conference except air fare to get there.
For more information or to get on the list of attending students please
contact Dr. Marilyn Abplanalp, Assistant Vice President for Faculty a dn
Student relations, at colleges@ag.org or at 417-862-2781, ext. 3315.

------------------------
Calling United Methodist Students!
------------------------
Editors at the United Methodist newsletter publication "Catalyst:
Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians"
would like to send you 4 free issues of their publication. If you would
like to receive these issues please contact Mr. Michael Walker,
Production Editor, at walkermw@aol.com. For more information on the
publication please see www.catalystresources.org.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, October 06, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, October 6th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems *** New ***
- Packages Now Available in Dabney *** New ***

Prayer Requests
- Update on Kim Wadhams *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements *** New ***
- BGLANTS Fellowship meeting -Tuesday in Upper Noyes at 12pm *** New ***
- International Lunches *** New ***
- UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th *** New ***
- 2 Student Life events for October
- Food Services Committee seeking new members
- Hispanic Heritage Month

Other News and Opportunities:
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
- Calling United Methodist Students!
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Attention all MARE students
------------------------
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the MDiv program.

------------------------
Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th
------------------------
APPLICATIONS FOR THE WINTERIM CLASS " Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey"
are due on Wednesday October 8th with $50 deposit to Professor Brita Gill-Austern. If you need application, scholarship or information, please see Professosr Gill-Austern or the Faculty Bulletin Board in Dabney on first floor.

This class counts for 3 renewal areas, FHS,GCIM,PTL or for Justice Matters course.

Don't miss the opportunity to travel to the border of Mexico this January to learn more about immigration, to see the human face behind the immigration debate, to understand the economics that drive it, to face the reality of the militarization of our border to the south and to learn about how the churches have and have not been involved in facing one of the most pressing issues in our country.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
617 964 1100 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
------------------------
Andover Newton typically has a grace period at the beginning of each semester in which no towing will take place in order to give students time to get their parking permits. That grace period is running out, and will be up on October 10. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to stop by the Building & Grounds office between the hours of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from 8:00am - Noon only.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the office during these times, please call Tricia at extension 265 to see if other arrangements can be made.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday, September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Wanted: Nightwatch Person
------------------------
Building and Grounds is looking for a nightwatch person to start as soon as possible. Some mechanical skills are desirable. Candidates must be willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week) and be willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours answering service. There are a total of two (2) tours per day; 6:00pm and 10:00pm, Monday - Friday and 8:00am and 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. If you are interested in this position, please contact Frank Cavaco, Director of Building & Grounds at extension 266.

------------------------
Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Patient Students,

We are still having problems getting the wireless nodes up and running on a consistent help. We are working as quickly as possible to determine the underlying cause of this complex problem.

Prayers for Divine intervention may be appropriate :)
thanks,
Emily Leavitt

------------------------
Packages Now Available in Dabney *** New ***
------------------------
Starting on Monday, October 6, all packages can be picked up at the front desk of Dabney. We are excited to bring you this increase in service, as now residents will be able to pick up packages from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this simplifies people's lives considerably. As usual students will receive a pink slip in their Sturtevant mail boxes alerting them that they have a package. There will be no package pick-up on Saturday, but students can always ask someone else to pick up their package for them on a week day.

Let me know if you have questions or concerns,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Update on Kim Wadhams *** New ***
------------------------
I got word just a little while ago that Kim Wadhams, fellow student at Andover Newton, received a heart transplant yesterday morning and things look well at this time. Please keep Kim and members of his family in prayer.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements *** New ***
------------------------
Fellowship Budgets Due
----------------------------------
The Student Association reminds all fellowship groups that budgets for the 2008-2009 fiscal year are due by October 10, 2008 (next Friday). You will find the form on the SA Connect site. If you have any questions, please email us at sa@ants.edu.
----------------------------------
Did you Know?
----------------------------------
The Student Association has a grill that any and all students can use. It is behind the bushes to the left of Upper Noyes. If you use the grill, please remove your ashes appropriately and return the grill to its place.

------------------------
BGLANTS Fellowship meeting -Tuesday in Upper Noyes at 12pm
------------------------
Come and help plan the National Coming Out Day service. BGLANTS is a fellowship group of Andover Newton Theological School students who are concerned with issues facing gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in ministry and the church. We welcome ALL students and allies who believe we are called to be a light to the darkness of exclusion.

------------------------
International Lunches *** New ***
------------------------
The whole Andover Community is invited to the weekly INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES-ANTS cafeteria - small dining room. Every Tuesday from 12-1PM you will have an opportunity to meet with international students that live on campus.

Please, bring your own lunch or just purchase one from the cafeteria.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram at acram@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100, ext. 0.

------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th *** New ***
------------------------
UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris, 2008 Minns Lecturer, Adjunct Professor-UU History, Andover Newton Theological School - Lecture 5: "A Faith for a Few?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7pm-9pm | Wilson Chapel - Andover Newton Theological School | Free Admission

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 7pm-9pm in Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School when UUCANS will host The Rev. Mark W. Harris, Minister of First Parish Watertown, for an encore presentation of his fifth lecture from the 2008 Minns Lecture Series, "Unitarian Universalism and Class: A Faith for a Few?" (originally presented at General Assembly, 2008).

From the Minns Lecture website (http://minnslectures.org/home.htm): Lecture 5 - A Faith for a Few?: This lecture will ask, what are some of the historical ramifications of our faith? How is class reflected in our worship and our words? Do we believe we are the best people, liberals who can save the world?
What has been our relationship to issues of race, and why have we been more successful with the gay and lesbian community in attracting newcomers? What would an anti-classist UUA look like?

Carmen Emerson

------------------------
2 Student Life events for October
------------------------
Friday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID

Saturday Oct. 18 Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory of the foliage.
depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12 for two hours.

Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Food Services Committee Seeking New Members
------------------------
The Student Association Food Services Committee is seeking positive, solution-oriented folks to join us as we work to improve communication between our food services staff and the Andover Newton community. We work under the auspices of Morgan McLean, SA Student Life Chair.

Please contact committee facilitator Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu as soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting for this academic year.

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
------------------------
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. Special guests include Nena Baker, author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big Green Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is included and there is no registration charge.

------------------------
Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
------------------------
The Alliance for Assemblies of God in Higher Education is sponsoring its sixth Seminarians Conference July 5-17, 2009 in Springfield, MO. Students who attend the conference receive 6 semester hours of seminary level credit from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. They also have a weekend retreat where they dialogue with denominational executives. Students have everything paid at the conference except air fare to get there. For more information or to get on the list of attending students please contact Dr. Marilyn Abplanalp, Assistant Vice President for Faculty a dn Student relations, at colleges@ag.org or at 417-862-2781, ext. 3315.

------------------------
Calling United Methodist Students!
------------------------
Editors at the United Methodist newsletter publication "Catalyst: Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians" would like to send you 4 free issues of their publication. If you would like to receive these issues please contact Mr. Michael Walker, Production Editor, at walkermw@aol.com. For more information on the publication please see www.catalystresources.org.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun, fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, October 03, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 3rd, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th ***
New ***

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Dorm Wireless Update *** New ***

Prayer Requests
- Prayer Request for Sandra Plankey
- Update on Chris Findlay

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements *** New ***
- International Events on Campus *** Reminder ***
- 2 Student Life events for October
- Food Services Committee seeking new members
- Hispanic Heritage Month

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Tickets Still Available ***
- no concert Oct 7th, as was printed in the Newton Tab -
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
- Calling United Methodist Students!
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Attention all MARE students
------------------------
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will
be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by
Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students
completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only
offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also
open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious
Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the
MDiv program.

------------------------
Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th ***
New ***
------------------------
APPLICATIONS FOR THE WINTERIM CLASS " Border Crossing: A Transformative
Journey"
are due on Friday October 8th with $50 deposit to Professor Brita
Gill-Austern. If you need application, scholarship or information,
please see Professosr Gill-Austern or the Faculty Bulletin Board in
Dabney on first floor.

This class counts for 3 renewal areas, FHS,GCIM,PTL or for Justice
Matters course.

Don't miss the opportunity to travel to the border of Mexico this
January to learn more about immigration, to see the human face behind
the immigration debate, to understand the economics that drive it, to
face the reality of the militarization of our border to the south and to
learn about how the churches have and have not been involved in facing
one of the most pressing issues in our country.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
617 964 1100 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
------------------------
Andover Newton typically has a grace period at the beginning of each
semester in which no towing will take place in order to give students
time to get their parking permits. That grace period is running out,
and will be up on October 10. If you have not already done so, we
encourage you to stop by the Building & Grounds office between the hours
of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from
8:00am - Noon only.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the office during these times,
please call Tricia at extension 265 to see if other arrangements can be
made.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel
and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Wanted: Nightwatch Person
------------------------
Building and Grounds is looking for a nightwatch person to start as
soon as possible. Some mechanical skills are desirable. Candidates
must be willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week)
and be willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours
answering service. There are a total of two (2) tours per day; 6:00pm
and 10:00pm, Monday - Friday and 8:00am and 10:00pm, Saturday and
Sunday. If you are interested in this position, please contact Frank
Cavaco, Director of Building & Grounds at extension 266.

------------------------
Dorm Wireless Update *** New ***
------------------------
Good News: Most of the dorm wireless nodes are now (or will soon be) up
and running.

Caution: The dorm network was designed for academic and light
entertainment use only. As a result, it can not handle much live gaming,
video & MP3 downloads, or Skype conversations. We believe that it was
this heavy usage that caused a cascade of failures across the campus.

Solution: The IT department is in the process of contacting vendors to
determine the cost of upgrading the dorm network. In the mean time,
please be judicious in your use of the network until such time that we
can implement an upgrade.

Please remember to thank your IT team for all of their hard work this
week: Shaun Gould, Andy Edwards, Carol Hayward & Len Hayward.

Thanks,
Emily Leavitt

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayer Request for Sandra Plankey
------------------------
Sandra Plankey will be going in for surgery on Friday, October 3. She
is confident that all will go well, but she would appreciate your
thoughts and prayers. Please also keep her husband in your prayers--he
recently had a chest pain scare.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Update on Chris Findlay
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Chris Findlay came through her heart
surgery well, and is on the road to recovery. Please continue to keep
her in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements *** New ***
------------------------
Fellowship Budgets Due
----------------------------------
The Student Association reminds all fellowship groups that budgets for
the 2008-2009 fiscal year are due by October 10, 2008 (next Friday). You
will find the form on the SA Connect site. If you have any questions,
please email us at sa@ants.edu.
----------------------------------
Did you Know?
----------------------------------
The Student Association has a grill that any and all students can use.
It is behind the bushes to the left of Upper Noyes. If you use the
grill, please remove your ashes appropriately and return the grill to
its place.

------------------------
International Events on Campus *** Reminder ***
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

Tuesdays - starting October 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH ; ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

Fridays - October 3rd, November 7th, February 27th, April 3rd, May 1st
FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHT AND POT LOCK DINNER; Wilson Chapel

Friday - January 30th, 2009
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL; Meeting House

Our first pot lock dinner on Friday, October 3rd at 5:00-8:00 PM will
be followed by a German movie night. Micha Kuppler (MA exchange student
from Germany) invites you to watch: "The Miracle of Bern". Please,
bring your family and friends and a dish to pass.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram - acram@ants.edu, phone: 617-964-1100, ext.
0

------------------------
2 Student Life events for October
------------------------
Friday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID

Saturday Oct. 18 Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory
of the foliage.
depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours.

Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Food Services Committee Seeking New Members
------------------------
The Student Association Food Services Committee is seeking positive,
solution-oriented folks to join us as we work to improve communication
between our food services staff and the Andover Newton community. We
work under the auspices of Morgan McLean, SA Student Life Chair.

Please contact committee facilitator Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu as
soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting
for this academic year.

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Tickets Still Available ***
- no concert Oct 7th, as was printed in the Newton Tab -
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30
Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
------------------------
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health
conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the
Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at
www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. Special guests include Nena
Baker, author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big
Green Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is
included and there is no registration charge.

------------------------
Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
------------------------
The Alliance for Assemblies of God in Higher Education is sponsoring
its sixth Seminarians Conference July 5-17, 2009 in Springfield, MO.
Students who attend the conference receive 6 semester hours of seminary
level credit from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, accredited
by the Association of Theological Schools. They also have a weekend
retreat where they dialogue with denominational executives. Students
have everything paid at the conference except air fare to get there.
For more information or to get on the list of attending students please
contact Dr. Marilyn Abplanalp, Assistant Vice President for Faculty a dn
Student relations, at colleges@ag.org or at 417-862-2781, ext. 3315.

------------------------
Calling United Methodist Students!
------------------------
Editors at the United Methodist newsletter publication "Catalyst:
Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians"
would like to send you 4 free issues of their publication. If you would
like to receive these issues please contact Mr. Michael Walker,
Production Editor, at walkermw@aol.com. For more information on the
publication please see www.catalystresources.org.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, October 02, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th ***
New ***

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Dorm Wireless Update *** New ***

Prayer Requests
- Prayer Request for Sandra Plankey *** New ***
- Update on Chris Findlay *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Green Supper (Oct 2nd)
- 2 Student Life events for October
- Food Services Committee seeking new members
- Hispanic Heritage Month

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Tickets Still Available ***
- no concert Oct 7th, as was printed in the Newton Tab -
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference *** New ***
- Calling United Methodist Students! *** New ***
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Attention all MARE students
------------------------
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will
be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by
Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students
completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only
offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also
open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious
Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the
MDiv program.

------------------------
Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th ***
New ***
------------------------
APPLICATIONS FOR THE WINTERIM CLASS " Border Crossing: A Transformative
Journey"
are due on Friday October 8th with $50 deposit to Professor Brita
Gill-Austern. If you need application, scholarship or information,
please see Professosr Gill-Austern or the Faculty Bulletin Board in
Dabney on first floor.

This class counts for 3 renewal areas, FHS,GCIM,PTL or for Justice
Matters course.

Don't miss the opportunity to travel to the border of Mexico this
January to learn more about immigration, to see the human face behind
the immigration debate, to understand the economics that drive it, to
face the reality of the militarization of our border to the south and to
learn about how the churches have and have not been involved in facing
one of the most pressing issues in our country.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
617 964 1100 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
------------------------
Andover Newton typically has a grace period at the beginning of each
semester in which no towing will take place in order to give students
time to get their parking permits. That grace period is running out,
and will be up on October 10. If you have not already done so, we
encourage you to stop by the Building & Grounds office between the hours
of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from
8:00am - Noon only.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the office during these times,
please call Tricia at extension 265 to see if other arrangements can be
made.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel
and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Wanted: Nightwatch Person
------------------------
Building and Grounds is looking for a nightwatch person to start as
soon as possible. Some mechanical skills are desirable. Candidates
must be willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week)
and be willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours
answering service. There are a total of two (2) tours per day; 6:00pm
and 10:00pm, Monday - Friday and 8:00am and 10:00pm, Saturday and
Sunday. If you are interested in this position, please contact Frank
Cavaco, Director of Building & Grounds at extension 266.

------------------------
Dorm Wireless Update *** New ***
------------------------
Good News: Most of the dorm wireless nodes are now (or will soon be) up
and running.

Caution: The dorm network was designed for academic and light
entertainment use only. As a result, it can not handle much live gaming,
video & MP3 downloads, or Skype conversations. We believe that it was
this heavy usage that caused a cascade of failures across the campus.

Solution: The IT department is in the process of contacting vendors to
determine the cost of upgrading the dorm network. In the mean time,
please be judicious in your use of the network until such time that we
can implement an upgrade.

Please remember to thank you IT team for all of their hard work this
week: Shaun Gould, Andy Edwards, Carol Hayward & Len Hayward.

Thanks,
Emily Leavitt

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayer Request for Sandra Plankey *** New ***
------------------------
Sandra Plankey will be going in for surgery on Friday, October 3. She
is confident that all will go well, but she would appreciate your
thoughts and prayers. Please also keep her husband in your prayers--he
recently had a chest pain scare.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Update on Chris Findlay *** New ***
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Chris Findlay came through her heart
surgery well, and is on the road to recovery. Please continue to keep
her in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Green Supper (Oct 2nd)
------------------------
Come join the Emerging Ecology Fellowship for a "Green Supper."
Meet with other ecologically-minded students for casual conversation.
How do we heal our relationships with each other and the web of life
that sustains us? How can we green our campus and our curriculum? What
does it mean to be spiritual leaders in an age of ecological crisis?
When? Thursday, Oct. 2, 5-6 p.m.
Where? Upper Noyes
Just get your dinner and bring it upstairs to the Student Lounge.
Dessert will be provided!
FMI: Christina Ray <cray@ants.edu>

------------------------
2 Student Life events for October
------------------------
Friday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID

Saturday Oct. 18 Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory
of the foliage.
depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours.

Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Food Services Committee Seeking New Members
------------------------
The Student Association Food Services Committee is seeking positive,
solution-oriented folks to join us as we work to improve communication
between our food services staff and the Andover Newton community. We
work under the auspices of Morgan McLean, SA Student Life Chair.

Please contact committee facilitator Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu as
soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting
for this academic year.

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Tickets Still Available ***
- no concert Oct 7th, as was printed in the Newton Tab -
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30
Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
------------------------
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health
conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the
Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at
www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. Special guests include Nena
Baker, author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big
Green Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is
included and there is no registration charge.

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference *** New ***
------------------------
The Alliance for Assemblies of God in Higher Education is sponsoring
its sixth Seminarians Conference July 5-17, 2009 in Springfield, MO.
Students who attend the conference receive 6 semester hours of seminary
level credit from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, accredited
by the Association of Theological Schools. They also have a weekend
retreat where they dialogue with denominational executives. Students
have everything paid at the conference except air fare to get there.
For more information or to get on the list of attending students please
contact Dr. Marilyn Abplanalp, Assistant Vice President for Faculty a dn
Student relations, at colleges@ag.org or at 417-862-2781, ext. 3315.

------------------------
Calling United Methodist Students! *** New ***
------------------------
Editors at the United Methodist newsletter publication "Catalyst:
Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians"
would like to send you 4 free issues of their publication. If you would
like to receive these issues please contact Mr. Michael Walker,
Production Editor, at walkermw@aol.com. For more information on the
publication please see www.catalystresources.org.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)