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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

In this message:

**** Next E-News will be on Monday, December 1st ****

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Dining Services Closed for Fall Break
- Bookstore Fall Break Hours
- Library Fall Break Hours *** New ***
- Lost and Found *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Student Association Vice-President Position
- SA Office Hours
- Thanks for restocking the Food Pantry! *** New ***
- Study Break Breakfast! - Wed. Dec. 3, 9 pm *** New ***
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated
***
- Thanksgiving Dinner

Chapel News:
- Holy Communion at Morning Worship, Monday Dec. 1 *** New ***
- Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1

Other News and Opportunities:
- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th *** New ***
- BC Gym Parking Costs *** New ***
- Apartment Available *** New ***
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration *** New ***
------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration starts
December 1st at 9:00 am for all seniors.
December 8th at 9:00 am for all other students

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/
If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to: Andover Newton Theological School,
Attn: Registrar
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.

†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 1-19 All Seniors- start at 9:00 am
December 8-19: All Other Students- start at 9:00 am
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration,
please contact the Help Desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu
* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
------------------------
Dear Students,

If you are entering your second required semester of Field Education
this spring, please note two important reminders:

First, you must register for the second semester of Field Ed, even
though it is a year-long course.

Second, if you are unable to participate in any P3 sections, you may
petition to participate in the Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621S, with Dr.
Jeff Jones. Petitions should be in email form (to sdrummond@ants.edu)
and must include why the Integrative Seminar is your best or only option
for meeting the integration requirement for Field Education. I will
notify students as to the outcome of their petitions just before spring
semester registration begins, and petitions that come after that point
will be considered on a case-by-case basis if there is still space in
the Seminar. Students who register without permission will be contacted
and removed from the class list. Please be in touch with any questions
or concerns you may have.

All the best,
Sarah B. Drummond

------------------------
Dining Services Closed for Fall Break
------------------------
The Dining Hall will be closed during Fall Break

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

------------------------
Bookstore Fall Break Hours *** New ***
------------------------
Bookstore Hours, Week of Nov. 24:
Mon. & Tues. 8:30 - 5:30
Wed. 8:30 -1:00
Thurs. & Friday closed
Regular hours resume, Mon. Dec. 1

------------------------
Library Fall Break Hours *** New ***
------------------------
Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday closed
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00-10:00 p.m.

------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
Someone's left a computer mouse at the Front Desk - here in Dabney.

Thanks,
Front Desk

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with
you.

If you are interested in running for the position, please email
sa@ants.edu with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as sa@ants.edu; we will
be checking this frequently.

Thanks for restocking the Food Pantry! *** New ***

The Student Association would like to thank all those who brought in
food to restock the ANTS Food Pantry. A special thanks to Dean Herzog's
class who took up a special collection and donated $70 dollars, a story
so inspiring that an individual donor more than matched their donations
for a total of $150!!! The Food Pantry, located in the kitchen of Upper
Noyes, will be well stocked for the holidays and school break. Please
take what you need, and continue to give when you can. Many blessings
to all!

Study Break Breakfast! - Wed. Dec. 3, 9 pm *** New ***

Join in for a study-break with "midnight" breakfast in the Cafeteria,
9-10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3rd! Nothing inspires footnotes
like hot pancakes... And, no need to use your meal plan - this one's on
the Student Association! Join us!

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated ***
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School's 6th Annual Christmas Shoebox
Ministry for the local homeless population:
Last year this ministry, thanks to all of your efforts, served over 300
local homeless men, women, and children.

Matthew 25: 35 - 41
§ Each night, over 6,500 adults in Boston have no place to call home.
§ There are an estimated 22,000 homeless individuals in Massachusetts.
§ The average age of a homeless adult is 24 years old and recent years
have seen a dramatic increase of homeless young adults in their late
teens and early twenties.
§ Families with children are the fastest growing group of the homeless
population. They make up approximately 40% of the homeless. There are
over 2,000 homeless families in Boston.
We are asking that you participate in the 6th Annual Christmas shoebox
ministry drive to assist Homeless families. Here is what you'll need
to do:
§ Decorate a Shoebox for a Man, Woman, Child or Family - Be creative,
Have Fun!
§ Write a Prayer or letter for whoever receives your box gift and
include it inside the box.
§ Fill the box with the suggested toiletries below - don't forget
safe small toys for child recipients.
§ Involve your church. This is a great youth ministry. Last year we
received over 35 boxes from youth who wanted to share their faith with
families in need.
§ Drop boxes off during Wednesday Chapel services or anytime in Nancy
Nienhuis' (Dean of Students) office -Worcester 204. Drop offs began
November 17, 2008 and will continue until December 12, 2008. Do be sure
your box is wrapped when you drop it off, and please only include NEW
items.

This year's Shoebox recipient is Victory House
Our Goal is 500 boxes

Print the Shoebox Formula below as a guide to help pack your decorated
shoeboxes:
A Shoebox Recipe - General
Fill a shoebox with the following ingredients:

● 1 magazine/reading material (i.e.: Reader's Digest)
● 1 bottle of shampoo (or several travel size)
● 1 bottle of hair conditioner (or several trial size)
● 1 can of shaving cream* ● 1 tube
of toothpaste
● 1 adult toothbrush ● 1
month's supply women's sanitary items*
● 1 deodorant* ● 1
large bar of soap (in a plastic zip lock bag)
● 1 hair comb or brush ● 4
individual Band-Aids
● 2 disposable razors ● 1
body lotion (or several travel size)
● 1 pocket-size packet of tissues ● 1 pair
of socks*
● 1 washcloth ●
1 mending/sewing kit
● 1 small packet of laundry soap
Optional ingredients if available:
● 1 shower cap* ● 1
bath gel/beads/foam*
● 1 trial-size hair spray* ● 1
small notebook and pen
● Stationary w/stamped envelopes
● Any other misc. grooming items for a woman or man

* Vary above star marked items accordingly for a woman or man

**if making a "family kit" include 2- adult toothbrushes, 2-child
toothbrushes, 2-deodorants, 3-disposable razors, child's toy or
coloring book w/crayons.
This is a great ministry to get your youth groups involved with. Have
fun while teaching the core principles of Christ's ministry.
Contact: Dean Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

++++++++++++++++
Chapel News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Holy Communion at Morning Worship, Monday Dec. 1 *** New ***
------------------------
Mary Luti will lead Morning Worship on Monday, Dec. 1, with Holy
Communion.

Morning Worship will continue through Friday, Dec. 12, 8:15 a.m. in the
Prayer and Meditation room on the lower level of Wilson Chapel. All are
welcome!

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1
------------------------
On Monday Dec. 1st at 1pm in the Wilson Chapel there will be a time of
pray and candle lighting for all who have love ones affected by the HIV
epidemic.

HIV/AIDS has been correctly described as the greatest threat to human
well-being and public health in modern times. The response to AIDS
depends on the strength of individuals and communities. To halt the
epidemic, it is essential to eliminate the social and economic
inequalities and injustices that fuel its spread. We as faith based
leaders are called to empower individuals and communities to respond to
AIDS, it is a critical and a fundamental part of respecting, protecting
and promoting their human rights.

"Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."-the World AIDS Campaign (WAC)

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th *** New ***
------------------------
The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist is looking for a story
teller for their December 14, 2008 service (The scheduled story teller
needed to cancel). The story teller would need to provide four short
and seasonal stories (8-10 minutes each) from four different
traditions. The story telling is one part of the service. The entire
congregation will participate. The congregation is willing to pay
$400.00. The story teller would need to arrive at 10 am and participate
to 11:45 am on the day of the event. If you are interested please
contact CJ McGregor at cjmcgreg@hmea.org ASAP!

CJ McGregor

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs *** New ***
------------------------
Many of you have lamented the fact that Boston College has begun
charging for parking, giving you an extra cost when you go to their gym
facilities. Thanks to some sleuthing by Frank Novo we've discovered
that you can park at a discount. Here's what you need to do to purchase
a parking permit that gives you unlimited parking for $11.42/month (you
have to pay by check). Go to the membership desk at the Plex and give
your name, license plate information, start date and end date. The
representative will then send that information to the parking office and
you'll be set up in the system. Once in the system you go over to
Student Services in Lyons Hall to obtain your parking permit and
transponder. You will then have designated parking spaces: in the
garage on Beacon Street, directly behind the Plex, and in a 2nd garage.


Happy Exercising!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Apartment Available *** New ***
------------------------
2 BR Apartment in Jamaica Plain/Boston $1,300 & utilities (Electric &
gas) Available 12/1/08

2 bedrooms, diningroom, livingroom, kitchen w/ walk in pantry and wall
cabinets, bathroom with ceramic tiles, shower and cast iron tub. Built
in linen closet in hall and diningroom cabinet/storage. Gas heating &
stove.Wired for cable. Shared back porch/deck on 2nd floor.

Sunny. Newly renovated in most rooms. New insulated windows that are
easy to clean & new efficient gas heating system. Hard wood floors and
floating laminate floors. Newly painted walls.

2nd floor of 3 family house Owner occupied on 2 floors. Across/5
minutes from MBTA Forest Hill Station Residential parking 10 minute
drive to Beth Israel /Brigham & Women's/Children's Hospital area. 15-20
minutes by car or MBTA to Northeastern, Mass College of Art, Mass School
of Pharmacy, Downtown and New England Medical Center area. Close to JP
Pond, Arboreum and Franklin Park Zoo. Friendly and long time residents &
neighbors. Laundrymat around the corner. Around the corner from
convenience stores & restaurants ( pizza, Java Joe's, Dogwood Cafe,
Great Wall, etc.)

Security Deposit & Last Month's Rent. Annual lease agreement
Inquiries: Carol 617-721-5215 cmeilee@comcast.net

------------------------
Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
------------------------
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.

** We're also still looking someone with weaving knowledge. 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).

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

Monday, November 24, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, November 24th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Dining Services Closed for Fall Break
- Bookstore Fall Break Hours
- Library Fall Break Hours *** New ***
- Lost and Found *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Student Association Vice-President Position
- SA Office Hours
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated
***
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1

Other News and Opportunities:
- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th *** New ***
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration *** New ***
------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration starts
December 1st at 9:00 am for all seniors.
December 8th at 9:00 am for all other students

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/
If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to: Andover Newton Theological School,
Attn: Registrar
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.

†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 1-19 All Seniors- start at 9:00 am
December 8-19: All Other Students- start at 9:00 am
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration,
please contact the Help Desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu
* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
------------------------
Dear Students,

If you are entering your second required semester of Field Education
this spring, please note two important reminders:

First, you must register for the second semester of Field Ed, even
though it is a year-long course.

Second, if you are unable to participate in any P3 sections, you may
petition to participate in the Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621S, with Dr.
Jeff Jones. Petitions should be in email form (to sdrummond@ants.edu)
and must include why the Integrative Seminar is your best or only option
for meeting the integration requirement for Field Education. I will
notify students as to the outcome of their petitions just before spring
semester registration begins, and petitions that come after that point
will be considered on a case-by-case basis if there is still space in
the Seminar. Students who register without permission will be contacted
and removed from the class list. Please be in touch with any questions
or concerns you may have.

All the best,
Sarah B. Drummond

------------------------
Dining Services Closed for Fall Break
------------------------
The Dining Hall will be closed during Fall Break

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

------------------------
Bookstore Fall Break Hours *** New ***
------------------------
Bookstore Hours, Week of Nov. 24:
Mon. & Tues. 8:30 - 5:30
Wed. 8:30 -1:00
Thurs. & Friday closed
Regular hours resume, Mon. Dec. 1

------------------------
Library Fall Break Hours *** New ***
------------------------
Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday closed
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00-10:00 p.m.

------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
Someone's left a computer mouse at the Front Desk - here in Dabney.

Thanks,
Front Desk

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with
you.

If you are interested in running for the position, please email
sa@ants.edu with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as sa@ants.edu; we will
be checking this frequently.

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated ***
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School's 6th Annual Christmas Shoebox
Ministry for the local homeless population:
Last year this ministry, thanks to all of your efforts, served over 300
local homeless men, women, and children.

Matthew 25: 35 - 41
§ Each night, over 6,500 adults in Boston have no place to call
home.
§ There are an estimated 22,000 homeless individuals in
Massachusetts.
§ The average age of a homeless adult is 24 years old and recent
years have seen a dramatic increase of homeless young adults in their
late teens and early twenties.
§ Families with children are the fastest growing group of the
homeless population. They make up approximately 40% of the homeless.
There are over 2,000 homeless families in Boston.
We are asking that you participate in the 6th Annual Christmas shoebox
ministry drive to assist Homeless families. Here is what you'll need
to do:
§ Decorate a Shoebox for a Man, Woman, Child or Family - Be
creative, Have Fun!
§ Write a Prayer or letter for whoever receives your box gift and
include it inside the box.
§ Fill the box with the suggested toiletries below - don't
forget safe small toys for child recipients.
§ Involve your church. This is a great youth ministry. Last year
we received over 35 boxes from youth who wanted to share their faith
with families in need.
§ Drop boxes off during Wednesday Chapel services or anytime in
Nancy Nienhuis' (Dean of Students) office -Worcester 204. Drop offs
began November 17, 2008 and will continue until December 12, 2008. Do
be sure your box is wrapped when you drop it off, and please only
include NEW items.

This year's Shoebox recipients:
Casa Myrna Vasquez Inc., Pine Street Inn, & Victory House
Our Goal is 500 boxes

Print the Shoebox Formula below as a guide to help pack your decorated
shoeboxes:
A Shoebox Recipe - General
Fill a shoebox with the following ingredients:

● 1 magazine/reading material (i.e.: Reader's Digest)
● 1 bottle of shampoo (or several travel size)
● 1 bottle of hair conditioner (or several trial size)
● 1 can of shaving cream*
● 1 tube of toothpaste
● 1 adult toothbrush
● 1 month's supply women's sanitary items*
● 1 deodorant*
● 1 large bar of soap (in a plastic zip lock bag)
● 1 hair comb or brush
● 4 individual Band-Aids
● 2 disposable razors
● 1 body lotion (or several travel size)
● 1 pocket-size packet of tissues
● 1 pair of socks* (new or clean used)
● 1 washcloth (new or clean used)
● 1 mending/sewing kit
● 1 small packet of laundry soap
Optional ingredients if available:
● 1 shower cap*
● 1 bath gel/beads/foam*
● 1 trial-size hair spray*
● 1 small notebook and pen
● Stationary w/stamped envelopes
● Any other misc. grooming items for a woman or man
● Vary above star marked items accordingly for a woman or man

**if making a "family kit" include 2- adult toothbrushes, 2-child
toothbrushes, 2-deodorants, 3-disposable razors, child's toy or
coloring book w/crayons.
This is a great ministry to get your youth groups involved with. Have
fun while teaching the core principles of Christ's ministry.
Contact: Dean Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1 ------------------------
On Monday Dec. 1st at 1pm in the Wilson Chapel there will be a time of
pray and candle lighting for all who have love ones affected by the HIV
epidemic.

HIV/AIDS has been correctly described as the greatest threat to human
well-being and public health in modern times. The response to AIDS
depends on the strength of individuals and communities. To halt the
epidemic, it is essential to eliminate the social and economic
inequalities and injustices that fuel its spread. We as faith based
leaders are called to empower individuals and communities to respond to
AIDS, it is a critical and a fundamental part of respecting, protecting
and promoting their human rights.

"Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."-the World AIDS Campaign (WAC)

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th *** New ***
------------------------
The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist is looking for a story
teller for their December 14, 2008 service (The scheduled story teller
needed to cancel). The story teller would need to provide four short
and seasonal stories (8-10 minutes each) from four different
traditions. The story telling is one part of the service. The entire
congregation will participate. The congregation is willing to pay
$400.00. The story teller would need to arrive at 10 am and participate
to 11:45 am on the day of the event. If you are interested please
contact CJ McGregor at cjmcgreg@hmea.org ASAP!

CJ McGregor

------------------------
Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
------------------------
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.

** We're also still looking someone with weaving knowledge. 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).

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

Friday, November 21, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 21th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- Award for Dr. Leanne Tigert
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Need Someone to Talk To?
- Reminder Dining Services
- Bookstore Holiday Hours *** New ***
- Lost and Found *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Student Association Vice-President Position
- SA Office Hours
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated
***
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1

Prayer Requests:
- Dianne Hollis
- Jen Amaral and her family *** Updated ***
- Gail and Ray Barrows

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Go to Pres. Obama's Inauguration!
- Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Closed courses:
-HIST711W- Reading in Retreat
-CMWO745W- Christian Rituals at the Time of Death

Canceled course:
GCIM740W- Church and Spirit:Inter-Cultural Studies-Prof. Bwalya

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
------------------------
CORRECTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
The current course catalog shows incorrect descriptions for the Spring
courses ETHI 725 and ETHI 742, taught by Professor Davila. Below are the
corrected descriptions for those courses.

ETHI 725S Christian Ethics and US Civil Society: Immigration and Race
Professor Davila
This course introduces the student to social scientific, cultural, and
theological analysis of U.S. civil society as it pertains to Christian
ethics. In particular the course will examine how the issues of
immigration and race have been traditionally debated in civil society,
what is new about the current situation, and how Christian ethics can
inform the national discourse on these issues and vice versa.
Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course fulfills the upper-level
ETHI requirement, the Engaging Oppressions renewal area, or a TMPL
elective.
Spring - Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

ETHI 742S Christian Approaches to the Use of Force
Professor Davila
This course will detail the historical and theological development of
Christian approaches to the use of force in the three main strands of
pacifism, realism, and just war theory. Emphasis will be given to how
these approaches interacted during major world events of the 20th
century: WWII, the Cold War, and the main challenges of the 1990s
(failed governments - Yugoslavia and Somalia; ethnic cleansing and
genocide - Rwanda; humanitarian intervention). Students will be asked to
engage the three approaches in analyzing contemporary scenarios: war on
terror, Iraq, Sudan, Iran. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course
fulfills the upper-level ETHI requirement or the Engaging Oppressions
renewal area.
Spring - Thursday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

A NEW COURSE has been added to the ANTS Spring course schedule:

PSYP 607/807
Psychology and Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Meaning
Making through the Life Cycle
Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Wednesday morning 9-11:50

This course is an introduction to the field of pastoral care and
counseling with particular emphasis on the human activity of meaning
making throughout the natural developmental transitions of life, as well
as times of crisis. The course will give an introduction to theories of
human development and to basic theories of counseling that emphasize
effective helping in short periods of time. Psychological and
theological understanding of the human person and the activity of care
will be explored. This course assumes that pastoral/spiritual care is
the responsibility not only of pastors, but the whole congregation and
will also examine ecclesial models of care. This course will utilize
lecture, role play, small groups, videos and other methodologies to
integrate theory and practice as it relates to diverse persons and
communities. This class meets the psychology and pastoral theology
requirement for M.Div.

------------------------
Award for Dr. Leanne Tigert
------------------------
As Chair of the Psychology and Pastoral Theology Department it is my
pleasure to announce that Dr. Leanne Tigert, an adjunct professor in our
department and D.Min. Advisor to students in pastoral counseling has
been given the Distinguished Service Award by the Northeast Region of
the American Association of Pastoral Counseling for 2008 at their
November annual meeting. Dr. Tigert is the author of five books,
including a volume to be released in 2009, All Those Whom God Has
Joined Together: Resources for Same-Gender Loving Couples and Clergy.
Her first book was her D.Min. thesis from ANTS. We are grateful for
her many contributions to the field and for her excellence in teaching
here at ANTS.

Brita Gill-Austern

------------------------
For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
------------------------
Dear Students,

If you are entering your second required semester of Field Education
this spring, please note two important reminders:

First, you must register for the second semester of Field Ed, even
though it is a year-long course.

Second, if you are unable to participate in any P3 sections, you may
petition to participate in the Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621S, with Dr.
Jeff Jones. Petitions should be in email form (to sdrummond@ants.edu)
and must include why the Integrative Seminar is your best or only option
for meeting the integration requirement for Field Education. I will
notify students as to the outcome of their petitions just before spring
semester registration begins, and petitions that come after that point
will be considered on a case-by-case basis if there is still space in
the Seminar. Students who register without permission will be contacted
and removed from the class list. Please be in touch with any questions
or concerns you may have.

All the best,
Sarah B. Drummond

------------------------
Need Someone to Talk To?
------------------------
Dear Students,

Well, you've just survived midterms, the holidays are coming, and I
know this is a stressful time for many of you. If you need someone to
talk to I am here. If you've got unforeseen challenges that have come
up, if you're wondering why you're here, if you're having trouble in
classes, even if things are going well (!), I'm here to talk with you
about anything you like. Simply email me at nnienhuis@ants.edu and
we'll find a time to meet. My primary goal is to support all of you in
any way I can so that you can be successful here. If I can help or if
you'd like someone to talk to, let me know. I am here for you.

Take good care,
Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Bookstore Holiday Hours *** New ***
------------------------
Bookstore Hours, Week of Nov. 24:
Mon. & Tues. 8:30 - 5:30
Wed. 8:30 -1:00
Thurs. & Friday closed
Regular hours resume, Mon. Dec. 1

------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
Someone's left a computer mouse at the Front Desk - here in Dabney.

Thanks,
Front Desk

------------------------
Reminder Dining Services
------------------------
please post a reminder in enews that the Dining Hall is closed all of
next week.
thanks Linda

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100
Ext.303

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with
you.

If you are interested in running for the position, please email
sa@ants.edu with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as sa@ants.edu; we will
be checking this frequently.

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated ***
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School's 6th Annual Christmas Shoebox
Ministry for the local homeless population:
Last year this ministry, thanks to all of your efforts, served over 300
local homeless men, women, and children.

Matthew 25: 35 - 41
§ Each night, over 6,500 adults in Boston have no place to call
home.
§ There are an estimated 22,000 homeless individuals in
Massachusetts.
§ The average age of a homeless adult is 24 years old and recent
years have seen a dramatic increase of homeless young adults in their
late teens and early twenties.
§ Families with children are the fastest growing group of the
homeless population. They make up approximately 40% of the homeless.
There are over 2,000 homeless families in Boston.
We are asking that you participate in the 6th Annual Christmas shoebox
ministry drive to assist Homeless families. Here is what you'll need
to do:
§ Decorate a Shoebox for a Man, Woman, Child or Family - Be
creative, Have Fun!
§ Write a Prayer or letter for whoever receives your box gift and
include it inside the box.
§ Fill the box with the suggested toiletries below - don't
forget safe small toys for child recipients.
§ Involve your church. This is a great youth ministry. Last year
we received over 35 boxes from youth who wanted to share their faith
with families in need.
§ Drop boxes off during Wednesday Chapel services or anytime in
Nancy Nienhuis' (Dean of Students) office -Worcester 204. Drop offs
began November 17, 2008 and will continue until December 12, 2008. Do
be sure your box is wrapped when you drop it off, and please only
include NEW items.

This year's Shoebox recipients:
Casa Myrna Vasquez Inc., Pine Street Inn, & Victory House
Our Goal is 500 boxes

Print the Shoebox Formula below as a guide to help pack your decorated
shoeboxes:
A Shoebox Recipe - General
Fill a shoebox with the following ingredients:

● 1 magazine/reading material (i.e.: Reader's Digest)
● 1 bottle of shampoo (or several travel size)
● 1 bottle of hair conditioner (or several trial size)
● 1 can of shaving cream*
● 1 tube of toothpaste
● 1 adult toothbrush
● 1 month's supply women's sanitary items*
● 1 deodorant*
● 1 large bar of soap (in a plastic zip lock bag)
● 1 hair comb or brush
● 4 individual Band-Aids
● 2 disposable razors
● 1 body lotion (or several travel size)
● 1 pocket-size packet of tissues
● 1 pair of socks* (new or clean used)
● 1 washcloth (new or clean used)
● 1 mending/sewing kit
● 1 small packet of laundry soap
Optional ingredients if available:
● 1 shower cap*
● 1 bath gel/beads/foam*
● 1 trial-size hair spray*
● 1 small notebook and pen
● Stationary w/stamped envelopes
● Any other misc. grooming items for a woman or man
● Vary above star marked items accordingly for a woman or man

**if making a "family kit" include 2- adult toothbrushes, 2-child
toothbrushes, 2-deodorants, 3-disposable razors, child's toy or
coloring book w/crayons.
This is a great ministry to get your youth groups involved with. Have
fun while teaching the core principles of Christ's ministry.
Contact: Dean Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1 ------------------------
On Monday Dec. 1st at 1pm in the Wilson Chapel there will be a time of
pray and candle lighting for all who have love ones affected by the HIV
epidemic.

HIV/AIDS has been correctly described as the greatest threat to human
well-being and public health in modern times. The response to AIDS
depends on the strength of individuals and communities. To halt the
epidemic, it is essential to eliminate the social and economic
inequalities and injustices that fuel its spread. We as faith based
leaders are called to empower individuals and communities to respond to
AIDS, it is a critical and a fundamental part of respecting, protecting
and promoting their human rights.

"Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."-the World AIDS Campaign (WAC)

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Dianne Hollis
------------------------
Fellow student Dianne Hollis is experiencing some medical concerns and
asks the community's prayers on her behalf. Please keep her in your
thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Jen Amaral and her family
------------------------
Jen Amaral's dad passed comfortably and peacefully last evening
surrounded by family and friends. Please keep them all in your
prayers.

------------------------
Gail and Ray Barrows
------------------------
Gail Barrows requests prayers for her husband Ray, who has been
diagnosed with a bone infection and will remain hospitalized until
Friday. Please keep Ray, Gail, and the rest of the family in your
thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Go to Pres. Obama's Inauguration!
------------------------
Rev. Irv Cummings (Old Cambridge Baptist Church) is heading an effort
to reserve an Amtrak train car to Washington DC for the Inauguration.
It's an historic moment and it would be fun to be a part of the crowd to
soak in the moment. The cost is $87 each way ($174). Everyone is on
their own for housing and food. Checks would be made out to Rev.
Cummings and he would write one check to AMTRAK.

Departure is Sunday afternoon, January 18 at 3 p.m. from South Station,
Boston.
Return would be Wednesday, leaving at 8:35 a.m. from Union Station
Washington

If you would like to go please email Rev. Cummings at
pastor.ocbc@verizon.net. Once you confirm that there is room for you
in this, checks can be mailed to him at:

Rev. Irv Cummings
150 Dudley Street, # 2
Cambridge MA 02140

------------------------
Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
------------------------
From time to time I receive requests from various congregations (all
denominations) looking for supply preachers. If you are interested in
being on my list, please email me. Don't forget to include your
denomination.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
------------------------
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.

** We're also still looking someone with weaving knowledge. 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).

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

Thursday, November 20, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 20th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- From the Registrar's office
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- Award for Dr. Leanne Tigert *** New ***
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring *** New ***
- Need Someone to Talk To?
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
- Reminder Dining Services
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am *** New
***

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Student Association Vice-President Position
- SA Office Hours
- Bill McKibben at ANTS--November 20th, 7 pm
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated
***
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1

Prayer Requests:
- Dianne Hollis
- Jen Amaral and her family *** New ***
- Gail and Ray Barrows *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Go to Pres. Obama's Inauguration!
- Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Closed courses:
-HIST711W- Reading in Retreat
-CMWO745W- Christian Rituals at the Time of Death

Canceled course:
GCIM740W- Church and Spirit:Inter-Cultural Studies-Prof. Bwalya

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
------------------------
CORRECTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
The current course catalog shows incorrect descriptions for the Spring
courses ETHI 725 and ETHI 742, taught by Professor Davila. Below are the
corrected descriptions for those courses.

ETHI 725S Christian Ethics and US Civil Society: Immigration and Race
Professor Davila
This course introduces the student to social scientific, cultural, and
theological analysis of U.S. civil society as it pertains to Christian
ethics. In particular the course will examine how the issues of
immigration and race have been traditionally debated in civil society,
what is new about the current situation, and how Christian ethics can
inform the national discourse on these issues and vice versa.
Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course fulfills the upper-level
ETHI requirement, the Engaging Oppressions renewal area, or a TMPL
elective.
Spring - Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

ETHI 742S Christian Approaches to the Use of Force
Professor Davila
This course will detail the historical and theological development of
Christian approaches to the use of force in the three main strands of
pacifism, realism, and just war theory. Emphasis will be given to how
these approaches interacted during major world events of the 20th
century: WWII, the Cold War, and the main challenges of the 1990s
(failed governments - Yugoslavia and Somalia; ethnic cleansing and
genocide - Rwanda; humanitarian intervention). Students will be asked to
engage the three approaches in analyzing contemporary scenarios: war on
terror, Iraq, Sudan, Iran. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course
fulfills the upper-level ETHI requirement or the Engaging Oppressions
renewal area.
Spring - Thursday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

A NEW COURSE has been added to the ANTS Spring course schedule:

PSYP 607/807
Psychology and Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Meaning
Making through the Life Cycle
Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Wednesday morning 9-11:50

This course is an introduction to the field of pastoral care and
counseling with particular emphasis on the human activity of meaning
making throughout the natural developmental transitions of life, as well
as times of crisis. The course will give an introduction to theories of
human development and to basic theories of counseling that emphasize
effective helping in short periods of time. Psychological and
theological understanding of the human person and the activity of care
will be explored. This course assumes that pastoral/spiritual care is
the responsibility not only of pastors, but the whole congregation and
will also examine ecclesial models of care. This course will utilize
lecture, role play, small groups, videos and other methodologies to
integrate theory and practice as it relates to diverse persons and
communities. This class meets the psychology and pastoral theology
requirement for M.Div.

------------------------
Award for Dr. Leanne Tigert *** New ***
------------------------
As Chair of the Psychology and Pastoral Theology Department it is my
pleasure to announce that Dr. Leanne Tigert, an adjunct professor in our
department and D.Min. Advisor to students in pastoral counseling has
been given the Distinguished Service Award by the Northeast Region of
the American Association of Pastoral Counseling for 2008 at their
November annual meeting. Dr. Tigert is the author of five books,
including a volume to be released in 2009, All Those Whom God Has
Joined Together: Resources for Same-Gender Loving Couples and Clergy.
Her first book was her D.Min. thesis from ANTS. We are grateful for
her many contributions to the field and for her excellence in teaching
here at ANTS.

Brita Gill-Austern

------------------------
For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Students,

If you are entering your second required semester of Field Education
this spring, please note two important reminders:

First, you must register for the second semester of Field Ed, even
though it is a year-long course.

Second, if you are unable to participate in any P3 sections, you may
petition to participate in the Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621S, with Dr.
Jeff Jones. Petitions should be in email form (to sdrummond@ants.edu)
and must include why the Integrative Seminar is your best or only option
for meeting the integration requirement for Field Education. I will
notify students as to the outcome of their petitions just before spring
semester registration begins, and petitions that come after that point
will be considered on a case-by-case basis if there is still space in
the Seminar. Students who register without permission will be contacted
and removed from the class list. Please be in touch with any questions
or concerns you may have.

All the best,
Sarah B. Drummond

------------------------
Need Someone to Talk To?
------------------------
Dear Students,

Well, you've just survived midterms, the holidays are coming, and I
know this is a stressful time for many of you. If you need someone to
talk to I am here. If you've got unforeseen challenges that have come
up, if you're wondering why you're here, if you're having trouble in
classes, even if things are going well (!), I'm here to talk with you
about anything you like. Simply email me at nnienhuis@ants.edu and
we'll find a time to meet. My primary goal is to support all of you in
any way I can so that you can be successful here. If I can help or if
you'd like someone to talk to, let me know. I am here for you.

Take good care,
Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

------------------------
Reminder Dining Services
------------------------
please post a reminder in enews that the Dining Hall is closed all of
next week.
thanks Linda

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100
Ext.303

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am *** New
***
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with
you.

If you are interested in running for the position, please email
sa@ants.edu with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as sa@ants.edu; we will
be checking this frequently.

------------------------
Bill McKibben at ANTS--November 20th, 7 pm
------------------------
RELIGION AND ECOLOGY-This Thursday!
Climate Science & The New Global Initiative: An Evening with Bill
McKibben
November 20, 2008, 7pm, Wilson Chapel
Come hear renowned author Bill McKibben and environmental ethicist John
Hart speak about global climate change and religion.

"The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the
amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we
will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. Solutions exist.
All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate
crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This
movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are
activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses,
our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy
advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries.
And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable
for all who come after us."
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently
writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks
associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of
2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against
global warming in American history. McKibben is active in the Methodist
Church. He has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and
won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000.
Sponsored by the BTI. FMI: 617/527-4880 or 617/338-8131, x202

John Hart, Professor of Social Ethics, Boston University School of
Theology; author of related articles and books, including Sacramental
Commons.

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated ***
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School's 6th Annual Christmas Shoebox
Ministry for the local homeless population:
Last year this ministry, thanks to all of your efforts, served over 300
local homeless men, women, and children.

Matthew 25: 35 - 41
§ Each night, over 6,500 adults in Boston have no place to call
home.
§ There are an estimated 22,000 homeless individuals in
Massachusetts.
§ The average age of a homeless adult is 24 years old and recent
years have seen a dramatic increase of homeless young adults in their
late teens and early twenties.
§ Families with children are the fastest growing group of the
homeless population. They make up approximately 40% of the homeless.
There are over 2,000 homeless families in Boston.
We are asking that you participate in the 6th Annual Christmas shoebox
ministry drive to assist Homeless families. Here is what you'll need
to do:
§ Decorate a Shoebox for a Man, Woman, Child or Family - Be
creative, Have Fun!
§ Write a Prayer or letter for whoever receives your box gift and
include it inside the box.
§ Fill the box with the suggested toiletries below - don't
forget safe small toys for child recipients.
§ Involve your church. This is a great youth ministry. Last year
we received over 35 boxes from youth who wanted to share their faith
with families in need.
§ Drop boxes off during Wednesday Chapel services or anytime in
Nancy Nienhuis' (Dean of Students) office -Worcester 204. Drop offs
began November 17, 2008 and will continue until December 12, 2008. Do
be sure your box is wrapped when you drop it off, and please only
include NEW items.

This year's Shoebox recipients:
Casa Myrna Vasquez Inc., Pine Street Inn, & Victory House
Our Goal is 500 boxes

Print the Shoebox Formula below as a guide to help pack your decorated
shoeboxes:
A Shoebox Recipe - General
Fill a shoebox with the following ingredients:

● 1 magazine/reading material (i.e.: Reader's Digest)
● 1 bottle of shampoo (or several travel size)
● 1 bottle of hair conditioner (or several trial size)
● 1 can of shaving cream*
● 1 tube of toothpaste
● 1 adult toothbrush
● 1 month's supply women's sanitary items*
● 1 deodorant*
● 1 large bar of soap (in a plastic zip lock bag)
● 1 hair comb or brush
● 4 individual Band-Aids
● 2 disposable razors
● 1 body lotion (or several travel size)
● 1 pocket-size packet of tissues
● 1 pair of socks* (new or clean used)
● 1 washcloth (new or clean used)
● 1 mending/sewing kit
● 1 small packet of laundry soap
Optional ingredients if available:
● 1 shower cap*
● 1 bath gel/beads/foam*
● 1 trial-size hair spray*
● 1 small notebook and pen
● Stationary w/stamped envelopes
● Any other misc. grooming items for a woman or man
● Vary above star marked items accordingly for a woman or man

**if making a "family kit" include 2- adult toothbrushes, 2-child
toothbrushes, 2-deodorants, 3-disposable razors, child's toy or
coloring book w/crayons.
This is a great ministry to get your youth groups involved with. Have
fun while teaching the core principles of Christ's ministry.
Contact: Dean Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1 ------------------------
On Monday Dec. 1st at 1pm in the Wilson Chapel there will be a time of
pray and candle lighting for all who have love ones affected by the HIV
epidemic.

HIV/AIDS has been correctly described as the greatest threat to human
well-being and public health in modern times. The response to AIDS
depends on the strength of individuals and communities. To halt the
epidemic, it is essential to eliminate the social and economic
inequalities and injustices that fuel its spread. We as faith based
leaders are called to empower individuals and communities to respond to
AIDS, it is a critical and a fundamental part of respecting, protecting
and promoting their human rights.

"Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."-the World AIDS Campaign (WAC)

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Dianne Hollis
------------------------
Fellow student Dianne Hollis is experiencing some medical concerns and
asks the community's prayers on her behalf. Please keep her in your
thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Jen Amaral and her family *** New ***
------------------------
Prayer Request for Jen Amaral and her family as her father makes his
way to God.

------------------------
Gail and Ray Barrows *** New ***
------------------------
Gail Barrows requests prayers for her husband Ray, who has been
diagnosed with a bone infection and will remain hospitalized until
Friday. Please keep Ray, Gail, and the rest of the family in your
thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Go to Pres. Obama's Inauguration!
------------------------
Rev. Irv Cummings (Old Cambridge Baptist Church) is heading an effort
to reserve an Amtrak train car to Washington DC for the Inauguration.
It's an historic moment and it would be fun to be a part of the crowd to
soak in the moment. The cost is $87 each way ($174). Everyone is on
their own for housing and food. Checks would be made out to Rev.
Cummings and he would write one check to AMTRAK.

Departure is Sunday afternoon, January 18 at 3 p.m. from South Station,
Boston.
Return would be Wednesday, leaving at 8:35 a.m. from Union Station
Washington

If you would like to go please email Rev. Cummings at
pastor.ocbc@verizon.net. Once you confirm that there is room for you
in this, checks can be mailed to him at:

Rev. Irv Cummings
150 Dudley Street, # 2
Cambridge MA 02140

------------------------
Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
------------------------
From time to time I receive requests from various congregations (all
denominations) looking for supply preachers. If you are interested in
being on my list, please email me. Don't forget to include your
denomination.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
------------------------
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.

** We're also still looking someone with weaving knowledge. 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).

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- From the Registrar's office
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring *** New ***
- Need Someone to Talk To?
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
- Reminder Dining Services *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am *** New
***

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Student Association Vice-President Position
- SA Office Hours
- BGLANTS Movie in Upper Noyes, November 19th, 5pm *** New ***
- UU Worship Thursday, November 20th at 1:00 P.M., Wilson Chapel ***
New ***
- Bill McKibben at ANTS--November 20th, 7 pm *** New ***
- Fifth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry *** New ***
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1 *** New ***

Prayer Requests:
- Prayers for Dianne Hollis *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Go to Pres. Obama's Inauguration! *** New ***
- Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Closed courses:
-HIST711W- Reading in Retreat
-CMWO745W- Christian Rituals at the Time of Death

Canceled course:
GCIM740W- Church and Spirit:Inter-Cultural Studies-Prof. Bwalya

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
------------------------
CORRECTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
The current course catalog shows incorrect descriptions for the Spring
courses ETHI 725 and ETHI 742, taught by Professor Davila. Below are the
corrected descriptions for those courses.

ETHI 725S Christian Ethics and US Civil Society: Immigration and Race
Professor Davila
This course introduces the student to social scientific, cultural, and
theological analysis of U.S. civil society as it pertains to Christian
ethics. In particular the course will examine how the issues of
immigration and race have been traditionally debated in civil society,
what is new about the current situation, and how Christian ethics can
inform the national discourse on these issues and vice versa.
Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course fulfills the upper-level
ETHI requirement, the Engaging Oppressions renewal area, or a TMPL
elective.
Spring - Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

ETHI 742S Christian Approaches to the Use of Force
Professor Davila
This course will detail the historical and theological development of
Christian approaches to the use of force in the three main strands of
pacifism, realism, and just war theory. Emphasis will be given to how
these approaches interacted during major world events of the 20th
century: WWII, the Cold War, and the main challenges of the 1990s
(failed governments - Yugoslavia and Somalia; ethnic cleansing and
genocide - Rwanda; humanitarian intervention). Students will be asked to
engage the three approaches in analyzing contemporary scenarios: war on
terror, Iraq, Sudan, Iran. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course
fulfills the upper-level ETHI requirement or the Engaging Oppressions
renewal area.
Spring - Thursday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

A NEW COURSE has been added to the ANTS Spring course schedule:

PSYP 607/807
Psychology and Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Meaning
Making through the Life Cycle
Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Wednesday morning 9-11:50

This course is an introduction to the field of pastoral care and
counseling with particular emphasis on the human activity of meaning
making throughout the natural developmental transitions of life, as well
as times of crisis. The course will give an introduction to theories of
human development and to basic theories of counseling that emphasize
effective helping in short periods of time. Psychological and
theological understanding of the human person and the activity of care
will be explored. This course assumes that pastoral/spiritual care is
the responsibility not only of pastors, but the whole congregation and
will also examine ecclesial models of care. This course will utilize
lecture, role play, small groups, videos and other methodologies to
integrate theory and practice as it relates to diverse persons and
communities. This class meets the psychology and pastoral theology
requirement for M.Div.

------------------------
For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Students,

If you are entering your second required semester of Field Education
this spring, please note two important reminders:

First, you must register for the second semester of Field Ed, even
though it is a year-long course.

Second, if you are unable to participate in any P3 sections, you may
petition to participate in the Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621S, with Dr.
Jeff Jones. Petitions should be in email form (to sdrummond@ants.edu)
and must include why the Integrative Seminar is your best or only option
for meeting the integration requirement for Field Education. I will
notify students as to the outcome of their petitions just before spring
semester registration begins, and petitions that come after that point
will be considered on a case-by-case basis if there is still space in
the Seminar. Students who register without permission will be contacted
and removed from the class list. Please be in touch with any questions
or concerns you may have.

All the best,
Sarah B. Drummond

------------------------
Need Someone to Talk To?
------------------------
Dear Students,

Well, you've just survived midterms, the holidays are coming, and I
know this is a stressful time for many of you. If you need someone to
talk to I am here. If you've got unforeseen challenges that have come
up, if you're wondering why you're here, if you're having trouble in
classes, even if things are going well (!), I'm here to talk with you
about anything you like. Simply email me at nnienhuis@ants.edu and
we'll find a time to meet. My primary goal is to support all of you in
any way I can so that you can be successful here. If I can help or if
you'd like someone to talk to, let me know. I am here for you.

Take good care,
Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

------------------------
Reminder Dining Services *** New ***
------------------------
please post a reminder in enews that the Dining Hall is closed all of
next week.
thanks Linda

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100
Ext.303

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am *** New
***
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with
you.

If you are interested in running for the position, please email
sa@ants.edu with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as sa@ants.edu; we will
be checking this frequently.

------------------------
BGLANTS Movie in Upper Noyes, November 19th, 5pm *** New ***
------------------------
BGLANTS is pleased to present "Still Black" a documentary featuring
Louis Mitchell. Louis is a MDiv student here at Andover Newton. Excerpts
of the movie will be shown in upper Noyes at 5pm on Wednesday November
19, 2008. Louis will also host a discussion after.

STILL BLACK: a portrait of black transmen, is an alternative
feature-length documentary that explores the lives of six black
transgender men living in the United States. Through the intimate
stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers,
and teachers, the film offers viewers a complex and multi-faceted image
of race, sexuality and trans identity.

------------------------
UU Worship Thursday, November 20th at 1:00 P.M., Wilson Chapel *** New
***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, November 20 at 1:00 P.M. in
the Wilson Chapel. Our service will be led by Tim House. As Tim
describes: "The writer and wit, G.K. Chesterton, says that 'Paradox is
truth standing on her head to attract attention.' This Thanksgiving,
I'm remembering a simple, paradoxical gift I received last Thanksgiving.
A simple truth. A simple gift. Up-side-down, maybe, but the gift of a
lifetime." Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

From the UU worship coordinators
Morgan McLean
Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Bill McKibben at ANTS--November 20th, 7 pm *** New ***
------------------------
RELIGION AND ECOLOGY—This Thursday!
Climate Science & The New Global Initiative: An Evening with Bill
McKibben
November 20, 2008, 7pm, Wilson Chapel
Come hear renowned author Bill McKibben and environmental ethicist John
Hart speak about global climate change and religion.

"The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the
amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we
will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. Solutions exist.
All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate
crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This
movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are
activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses,
our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy
advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries.
And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable
for all who come after us."
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently
writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks
associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of
2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against
global warming in American history. McKibben is active in the Methodist
Church. He has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and
won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000.
Sponsored by the BTI. FMI: 617/527-4880 or 617/338-8131, x202

John Hart, Professor of Social Ethics, Boston University School of
Theology; author of related articles and books, including Sacramental
Commons.

------------------------
Fifth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry *** New ***
------------------------
The Baptist Fellowship and Black Student Fellowship groups are again
sponsoring the Holiday Shoebox Ministry this December. We're a little
late in getting things going, so would appreciate your help in passing
along the news. More details will be coming soon.

Please pray for this ministry, for all of the hands that touch and
prepare the boxes, and for the men, women, and children they will
serve.

Peace

The Baptist Fellowship and The Black Student Fellowship

Contacts: eleavitt@ants.edu , NRobinson@ants.edu , NNienhuis@ants.edu


------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1 *** New ***
------------------------
On Monday Dec. 1st at 1pm in the Wilson Chapel there will be a time of
pray and candle lighting for all who have love ones affected by the HIV
epidemic.

HIV/AIDS has been correctly described as the greatest threat to human
well-being and public health in modern times. The response to AIDS
depends on the strength of individuals and communities. To halt the
epidemic, it is essential to eliminate the social and economic
inequalities and injustices that fuel its spread. We as faith based
leaders are called to empower individuals and communities to respond to
AIDS, it is a critical and a fundamental part of respecting, protecting
and promoting their human rights.

"Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."-the World AIDS Campaign (WAC)

++++++++++++++++
Prayer Requests:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayers for Dianne Hollis *** New ***
------------------------
Fellow student Dianne Hollis is experiencing some medical concerns and
asks the community's prayers on her behalf. Please keep her in your
thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Go to Pres. Obama's Inauguration! *** New ***
------------------------
Rev. Irv Cummings (Old Cambridge Baptist Church) is heading an effort
to reserve an Amtrak train car to Washington DC for the Inauguration.
It's an historic moment and it would be fun to be a part of the crowd to
soak in the moment. The cost is $87 each way ($174). Everyone is on
their own for housing and food. Checks would be made out to Rev.
Cummings and he would write one check to AMTRAK.

Departure is Sunday afternoon, January 18 at 3 p.m. from South Station,
Boston.
Return would be Wednesday, leaving at 8:35 a.m. from Union Station
Washington

If you would like to go please email Rev. Cummings at
pastor.ocbc@verizon.net. Once you confirm that there is room for you
in this, checks can be mailed to him at:

Rev. Irv Cummings
150 Dudley Street, # 2
Cambridge MA 02140

------------------------
Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
------------------------
From time to time I receive requests from various congregations (all
denominations) looking for supply preachers. If you are interested in
being on my list, please email me. Don't forget to include your
denomination.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
------------------------
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.

** We're also still looking someone with weaving knowledge. 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).

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

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- From the Registrar's office
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- Dr. Mary Luti to speak at Spiritual Journeys program, November 18th,
4:30pm *** Today ***
- Need Someone to Talk To?
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
- Reminder Dining Services *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Student Association Vice-President Position
- SA Office Hours
- **Special Food Drive for Tomorrow's Worship**
- Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th
- BGLANTS Movie in Upper Noyes, November 19th, 5pm *** New ***
- Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19th
- UU Worship Thursday, November 20th at 1:00 P.M., Wilson Chapel ***
New ***
- Thanksgiving Dinner

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Go to Pres. Obama's Inauguration! *** New ***
- Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Closed courses:
-HIST711W- Reading in Retreat
-CMWO745W- Christian Rituals at the Time of Death

Canceled course:
GCIM740W- Church and Spirit:Inter-Cultural Studies-Prof. Bwalya

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
------------------------
CORRECTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
The current course catalog shows incorrect descriptions for the Spring
courses ETHI 725 and ETHI 742, taught by Professor Davila. Below are the
corrected descriptions for those courses.

ETHI 725S Christian Ethics and US Civil Society: Immigration and Race
Professor Davila
This course introduces the student to social scientific, cultural, and
theological analysis of U.S. civil society as it pertains to Christian
ethics. In particular the course will examine how the issues of
immigration and race have been traditionally debated in civil society,
what is new about the current situation, and how Christian ethics can
inform the national discourse on these issues and vice versa.
Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course fulfills the upper-level
ETHI requirement, the Engaging Oppressions renewal area, or a TMPL
elective.
Spring - Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

ETHI 742S Christian Approaches to the Use of Force
Professor Davila
This course will detail the historical and theological development of
Christian approaches to the use of force in the three main strands of
pacifism, realism, and just war theory. Emphasis will be given to how
these approaches interacted during major world events of the 20th
century: WWII, the Cold War, and the main challenges of the 1990s
(failed governments - Yugoslavia and Somalia; ethnic cleansing and
genocide - Rwanda; humanitarian intervention). Students will be asked to
engage the three approaches in analyzing contemporary scenarios: war on
terror, Iraq, Sudan, Iran. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course
fulfills the upper-level ETHI requirement or the Engaging Oppressions
renewal area.
Spring - Thursday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

A NEW COURSE has been added to the ANTS Spring course schedule:

PSYP 607/807
Psychology and Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Meaning
Making through the Life Cycle
Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Wednesday morning 9-11:50

This course is an introduction to the field of pastoral care and
counseling with particular emphasis on the human activity of meaning
making throughout the natural developmental transitions of life, as well
as times of crisis. The course will give an introduction to theories of
human development and to basic theories of counseling that emphasize
effective helping in short periods of time. Psychological and
theological understanding of the human person and the activity of care
will be explored. This course assumes that pastoral/spiritual care is
the responsibility not only of pastors, but the whole congregation and
will also examine ecclesial models of care. This course will utilize
lecture, role play, small groups, videos and other methodologies to
integrate theory and practice as it relates to diverse persons and
communities. This class meets the psychology and pastoral theology
requirement for M.Div.

------------------------
Dr. Mary Luti to speak at Spiritual Journeys program, November 18th,
4:30pm *** Today ***
------------------------
Visiting Professor of Preaching and Director of Wilson Chapel, Dr. Mary
Luti, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming "Spiritual Journeys"
program this Tuesday, November 18th at 4:30PM. The program, held in
President Carter's home, is open to all students, staff and faculty.

Attendees usually gather between 4:30 and 4:45 and then the guest
speaker is introduced. The program is usually concluded by 5:30PM. The
setting is informal.

------------------------
Need Someone to Talk To?
------------------------
Dear Students,

Well, you've just survived midterms, the holidays are coming, and I
know this is a stressful time for many of you. If you need someone to
talk to I am here. If you've got unforeseen challenges that have come
up, if you're wondering why you're here, if you're having trouble in
classes, even if things are going well (!), I'm here to talk with you
about anything you like. Simply email me at nnienhuis@ants.edu and
we'll find a time to meet. My primary goal is to support all of you in
any way I can so that you can be successful here. If I can help or if
you'd like someone to talk to, let me know. I am here for you.

Take good care,
Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

------------------------
Reminder Dining Services *** New ***
------------------------
please post a reminder in enews that the Dining Hall is closed all of
next week.
thanks Linda

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100
Ext.303

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with
you.

If you are interested in running for the position, please email
sa@ants.edu with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as sa@ants.edu; we will
be checking this frequently.

Food Drive

Chapel on Wednesday, November 19th will focus on thanksgiving. We
invite you to bring non-perishable donations for the food pantry. These
items will be blessed as part of the service.

------------------------
Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th
------------------------
November 19, 2008
Andover Newton celebrates Beginning Our Third Century!
You are invited…Looking Back at Andover Newton across Two Centuries -
Chapel Service, Recognition Reception, Book-signing, and Tour
12 noon Lunch in Noyes Hall
1 p.m. Worship Service in Wilson Chapel
2 p.m. Book-signing and Reception featuring author Peggy Bendroth,

In honor of Andover Newton Theological School's bicentennial, author
Margaret Lamberts Bendroth has written a compelling account of our
historic institution, established as the nation's oldest graduate
school and the model for theological education the world over. Join us
as we celebrate this evolving and courageous community entering our
Third Century and continuing to make history by reaching across borders
and forging new pathways for living faithfully.

Dr. Bendroth will sign copies of her book: A School of the Church and
the Andover Newton Alumni/ae Board will offer refreshments during a
Recognition Reception honoring distinguished faculty, trustees,
alumni/ae, and guests.

After the reception, President Nick Carter will lead a guided tour of
the new Wilson Chapel and the new, under-construction, ANTS-MBS Media
Center.

Come join us for a memorable afternoon …Please bring your friends and
guests!

Please RSVP by phone or email.
Phone: 617.964.1100 ext. 298
Email: thearts@ants.edu

------------------------
BGLANTS Movie in Upper Noyes, November 19th, 5pm *** New ***
------------------------
BGLANTS is pleased to present "Still Black" a documentary featuring
Louis Mitchell. Louis is a MDiv student here at Andover Newton. Excerpts
of the movie will be shown in upper Noyes at 5pm on Wednesday November
19, 2008. Louis will also host a discussion after.

STILL BLACK: a portrait of black transmen, is an alternative
feature-length documentary that explores the lives of six black
transgender men living in the United States. Through the intimate
stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers,
and teachers, the film offers viewers a complex and multi-faceted image
of race, sexuality and trans identity.

------------------------
Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19
------------------------
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

Featured Speaker: Dr. Robert Jones, author, Progressive and Religious
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)

Respondents:
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, Bethel AME Church, Boston
Rabbi Carl Perkins, Temple Aliyah, Needham

In an era in which religion plays a key role in American politics, how
should religious leaders participate in this discourse? Join our
distinguished panel for a thought-provoking conversation on politics in
the pulpit. All students are also invited to attend a reception in the
Berkeley Room at 6:30 pm with the panelists immediately prior to the
program in Wilson Chapel.

Sponsored jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological
School.

For more information or to register online:
http://hebrewcollege.edu/interfaith
General admission: $5 at the door
Students/faculty: free

------------------------
UU Worship Thursday, November 20th at 1:00 P.M., Wilson Chapel *** New
***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, November 20 at 1:00 P.M. in
the Wilson Chapel. Our service will be led by Tim House. As Tim
describes: "The writer and wit, G.K. Chesterton, says that 'Paradox is
truth standing on her head to attract attention.' This Thanksgiving,
I'm remembering a simple, paradoxical gift I received last Thanksgiving.
A simple truth. A simple gift. Up-side-down, maybe, but the gift of a
lifetime." Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

From the UU worship coordinators
Morgan McLean
Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Go to Pres. Obama's Inauguration! *** New ***
------------------------
Rev. Irv Cummings (Old Cambridge Baptist Church) is heading an effort
to reserve an Amtrak train car to Washington DC for the Inauguration.
It's an historic moment and it would be fun to be a part of the crowd to
soak in the moment. The cost is $87 each way ($174). Everyone is on
their own for housing and food. Checks would be made out to Rev.
Cummings and he would write one check to AMTRAK.

Departure is Sunday afternoon, January 18 at 3 p.m. from South Station,
Boston.
Return would be Wednesday, leaving at 8:35 a.m. from Union Station
Washington

If you would like to go please email Rev. Cummings at
pastor.ocbc@verizon.net. Once you confirm that there is room for you
in this, checks can be mailed to him at:

Rev. Irv Cummings
150 Dudley Street, # 2
Cambridge MA 02140

------------------------
Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
------------------------
From time to time I receive requests from various congregations (all
denominations) looking for supply preachers. If you are interested in
being on my list, please email me. Don't forget to include your
denomination.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
------------------------
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.

** We're also still looking someone with weaving knowledge. 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).

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

Monday, November 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, November 17th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- From the Registrar's office
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- Dr. Mary Luti to speak at Spiritual Journeys program, November 18th,
4:30pm *** New ***
- Need Someone to Talk To?
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- "The Humanist Manifesto" Lunch & Discussion, November 18th, 12noon
- Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18th
- Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th
- Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19th
- Thanksgiving Dinner

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November
17th
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Closed courses:
-HIST711W- Reading in Retreat
-CMWO745W- Christian Rituals at the Time of Death

Canceled course:
GCIM740W- Church and Spirit:Inter-Cultural Studies-Prof. Bwalya

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
------------------------
CORRECTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
The current course catalog shows incorrect descriptions for the Spring
courses ETHI 725 and ETHI 742, taught by Professor Davila. Below are the
corrected descriptions for those courses.

ETHI 725S Christian Ethics and US Civil Society: Immigration and Race
Professor Davila
This course introduces the student to social scientific, cultural, and
theological analysis of U.S. civil society as it pertains to Christian
ethics. In particular the course will examine how the issues of
immigration and race have been traditionally debated in civil society,
what is new about the current situation, and how Christian ethics can
inform the national discourse on these issues and vice versa.
Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course fulfills the upper-level
ETHI requirement, the Engaging Oppressions renewal area, or a TMPL
elective.
Spring - Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

ETHI 742S Christian Approaches to the Use of Force
Professor Davila
This course will detail the historical and theological development of
Christian approaches to the use of force in the three main strands of
pacifism, realism, and just war theory. Emphasis will be given to how
these approaches interacted during major world events of the 20th
century: WWII, the Cold War, and the main challenges of the 1990s
(failed governments - Yugoslavia and Somalia; ethnic cleansing and
genocide - Rwanda; humanitarian intervention). Students will be asked to
engage the three approaches in analyzing contemporary scenarios: war on
terror, Iraq, Sudan, Iran. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course
fulfills the upper-level ETHI requirement or the Engaging Oppressions
renewal area.
Spring - Thursday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

A NEW COURSE has been added to the ANTS Spring course schedule:

PSYP 607/807
Psychology and Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Meaning
Making through the Life Cycle
Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Wednesday morning 9-11:50

This course is an introduction to the field of pastoral care and
counseling with particular emphasis on the human activity of meaning
making throughout the natural developmental transitions of life, as well
as times of crisis. The course will give an introduction to theories of
human development and to basic theories of counseling that emphasize
effective helping in short periods of time. Psychological and
theological understanding of the human person and the activity of care
will be explored. This course assumes that pastoral/spiritual care is
the responsibility not only of pastors, but the whole congregation and
will also examine ecclesial models of care. This course will utilize
lecture, role play, small groups, videos and other methodologies to
integrate theory and practice as it relates to diverse persons and
communities. This class meets the psychology and pastoral theology
requirement for M.Div.

------------------------
Dr. Mary Luti to speak at Spiritual Journeys program, November 18th,
4:30pm *** New ***
------------------------
Visiting Professor of Preaching and Director of Wilson Chapel, Dr. Mary
Luti, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming "Spiritual Journeys"
program this Tuesday, November 18th at 4:30PM. The program, held in
President Carter's home, is open to all students, staff and faculty.

Attendees usually gather between 4:30 and 4:45 and then the guest
speaker is introduced. The program is usually concluded by 5:30PM. The
setting is informal.

------------------------
Need Someone to Talk To?
------------------------
Dear Students,

Well, you've just survived midterms, the holidays are coming, and I
know this is a stressful time for many of you. If you need someone to
talk to I am here. If you've got unforeseen challenges that have come
up, if you're wondering why you're here, if you're having trouble in
classes, even if things are going well (!), I'm here to talk with you
about anything you like. Simply email me at nnienhuis@ants.edu and
we'll find a time to meet. My primary goal is to support all of you in
any way I can so that you can be successful here. If I can help or if
you'd like someone to talk to, let me know. I am here for you.

Take good care,
Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with
you.

If you are interested in running for the position, please email
sa@ants.edu with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as sa@ants.edu; we will
be checking this frequently.

Food Drive

Chapel on Wednesday, November 19th will focus on thanksgiving. We
invite you to bring non-perishable donations for the food pantry. These
items will be blessed as part of the service.

------------------------
"The Humanist Manifesto" Lunch & Discussion, November 18th, 12noon
------------------------
The nascent Non-Theist, Humanist, and Agnostic group at ANTS cordially
invites all members of the community to join us for light conversation
on "The Humanist Manifesto" next Tuesday at noon in the small dining
room. "The Humanist Manifesto" is a primary document of secular
humanism, suggesting in part that the time for unquestioned theism and
supernatural belief has passed. We will enjoy a meal together and
discuss aspects of document, points of agreement and dissent, and what
role humanism plays in the theology of progressive religious traditions.


Please e-mail Jason Bachand or Steve Schmidt for a copy of the
document, or find it on the web at
http://www.americanhumanist.org/about/manifesto1.html.

We warmly welcome ALL to join us!

------------------------
Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18
------------------------
Come participate in an Emergent Worship Service. The Evangelical
Fellowship at Andover Newton is exploring Emergent worship practices. We
are edge-walkers. We see seminary as a wonderful laboratory where we can
explore this fascinating developing phenomenon.

The service will be at 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18 in the sanctuary of
Wilson Chapel.

Please come to our next worship planning meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday,
November 13 in the Small Dining Room of Noyes Hall.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to discover how
we can be both progressive and gently evangelical.

------------------------
Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th
------------------------
November 19, 2008
Andover Newton celebrates Beginning Our Third Century!
You are invited…Looking Back at Andover Newton across Two Centuries -
Chapel Service, Recognition Reception, Book-signing, and Tour
12 noon Lunch in Noyes Hall
1 p.m. Worship Service in Wilson Chapel
2 p.m. Book-signing and Reception featuring author Peggy Bendroth,

In honor of Andover Newton Theological School's bicentennial, author
Margaret Lamberts Bendroth has written a compelling account of our
historic institution, established as the nation's oldest graduate
school and the model for theological education the world over. Join us
as we celebrate this evolving and courageous community entering our
Third Century and continuing to make history by reaching across borders
and forging new pathways for living faithfully.

Dr. Bendroth will sign copies of her book: A School of the Church and
the Andover Newton Alumni/ae Board will offer refreshments during a
Recognition Reception honoring distinguished faculty, trustees,
alumni/ae, and guests.

After the reception, President Nick Carter will lead a guided tour of
the new Wilson Chapel and the new, under-construction, ANTS-MBS Media
Center.

Come join us for a memorable afternoon …Please bring your friends and
guests!

Please RSVP by phone or email.
Phone: 617.964.1100 ext. 298
Email: thearts@ants.edu

------------------------
Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19
------------------------
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

Featured Speaker: Dr. Robert Jones, author, Progressive and Religious
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)

Respondents:
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, Bethel AME Church, Boston
Rabbi Carl Perkins, Temple Aliyah, Needham

In an era in which religion plays a key role in American politics, how
should religious leaders participate in this discourse? Join our
distinguished panel for a thought-provoking conversation on politics in
the pulpit. All students are also invited to attend a reception in the
Berkeley Room at 6:30 pm with the panelists immediately prior to the
program in Wilson Chapel.

Sponsored jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological
School.

For more information or to register online:
http://hebrewcollege.edu/interfaith
General admission: $5 at the door
Students/faculty: free

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

------------------------
Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November 17th
------------------------
Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: "What's Really in that Water
Bottle?"
to be presented by Dr. Henry D. Abraham, psychiatrist, author and
lecturer.

Monday, November 17
7:30PM to 9:00PM
At Sudbury United Methodist Church
251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27)
Sudbury, MA

The Youth Empowerment & Support (YES) Committee of the Sudbury United
Methodist Church invites the public to a lecture and discussion with Dr.
Henry Abraham on "Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: What's
Really in That Water Bottle?" All are welcome.

Parents are increasingly concerned about the use of alcohol and drugs
among local youth. Teen drinking at high school sporting events, the
death of a teen following a party, and hospitalizations of teens due to
alcohol abuse have prompted the YES Committee to launch a series of
events designed to help parents understand the issues and learn how to
deal with the challenges. This lecture and discussion is the first
activity planned in this series.

Dr. Henry Abraham is a psychiatrist and lecturer, with extensive
clinical experience in substance abuse, and author of the book What's
A Parent to Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Abraham will
discuss the environmental factors that lead to experimentation, use, and
abuse of substances by teens, as well as review specific actions that
parents can take to combat these exterior influences.

The lecture and discussion is open to the public.

For more information, contact Andy Andrews
Email: landrews@ants.edu or
Phone: 978-443-4351 ext. 208

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Do you want to do Supply Preaching?
------------------------
From time to time I receive requests from various congregations (all
denominations) looking for supply preachers. If you are interested in
being on my list, please email me. Don't forget to include your
denomination.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
------------------------
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.

** We're also still looking someone with weaving knowledge. 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).

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

Friday, November 14, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 14th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
- From the Registrar's office
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- Need Someone to Talk To? *** New ***
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements *** New ***
- "The Humanist Manifesto" Lunch & Discussion, November 18th, 12noon
- Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18th
- Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th
- Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19th
- Thanksgiving Dinner

Prayer Requests:
- Prayers for Celeste McQuarrie *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Join Protest at City Hall Saturday, November 15th
- Tony Campolo to Speak in Bradford, CT, November 16th, 10am
- Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November
17th
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Do you want to do Supply Preaching? *** New ***
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Closed courses:
-HIST711W- Reading in Retreat
-CMWO745W- Christian Rituals at the Time of Death

Canceled course:
GCIM740W- Church and Spirit:Inter-Cultural Studies-Prof. Bwalya

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
------------------------
CORRECTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
The current course catalog shows incorrect descriptions for the Spring
courses ETHI 725 and ETHI 742, taught by Professor Davila. Below are the
corrected descriptions for those courses.

ETHI 725S Christian Ethics and US Civil Society: Immigration and Race
Professor Davila
This course introduces the student to social scientific, cultural, and
theological analysis of U.S. civil society as it pertains to Christian
ethics. In particular the course will examine how the issues of
immigration and race have been traditionally debated in civil society,
what is new about the current situation, and how Christian ethics can
inform the national discourse on these issues and vice versa.
Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course fulfills the upper-level
ETHI requirement, the Engaging Oppressions renewal area, or a TMPL
elective.
Spring - Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

ETHI 742S Christian Approaches to the Use of Force
Professor Davila
This course will detail the historical and theological development of
Christian approaches to the use of force in the three main strands of
pacifism, realism, and just war theory. Emphasis will be given to how
these approaches interacted during major world events of the 20th
century: WWII, the Cold War, and the main challenges of the 1990s
(failed governments - Yugoslavia and Somalia; ethnic cleansing and
genocide - Rwanda; humanitarian intervention). Students will be asked to
engage the three approaches in analyzing contemporary scenarios: war on
terror, Iraq, Sudan, Iran. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course
fulfills the upper-level ETHI requirement or the Engaging Oppressions
renewal area.
Spring - Thursday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

A NEW COURSE has been added to the ANTS Spring course schedule:

PSYP 607/807
Psychology and Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Meaning
Making through the Life Cycle
Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Wednesday morning 9-11:50

This course is an introduction to the field of pastoral care and
counseling with particular emphasis on the human activity of meaning
making throughout the natural developmental transitions of life, as well
as times of crisis. The course will give an introduction to theories of
human development and to basic theories of counseling that emphasize
effective helping in short periods of time. Psychological and
theological understanding of the human person and the activity of care
will be explored. This course assumes that pastoral/spiritual care is
the responsibility not only of pastors, but the whole congregation and
will also examine ecclesial models of care. This course will utilize
lecture, role play, small groups, videos and other methodologies to
integrate theory and practice as it relates to diverse persons and
communities. This class meets the psychology and pastoral theology
requirement for M.Div.

------------------------
Need Someone to Talk To? *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Students,

Well, you've just survived midterms, the holidays are coming, and I
know this is a stressful time for many of you. If you need someone to
talk to I am here. If you've got unforeseen challenges that have come
up, if you're wondering why you're here, if you're having trouble in
classes, even if things are going well (!), I'm here to talk with you
about anything you like. Simply email me at nnienhuis@ants.edu and
we'll find a time to meet. My primary goal is to support all of you in
any way I can so that you can be successful here. If I can help or if
you'd like someone to talk to, let me know. I am here for you.

Take good care,
Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
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SA Announcements *** New ***
------------------------
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with
you.

If you are interested in running for the position, please email
sa@ants.edu with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as sa@ants.edu; we will
be checking this frequently.

Food Drive

Chapel on Wednesday, November 19th will focus on thanksgiving. We
invite you to bring non-perishable donations for the food pantry. These
items will be blessed as part of the service.

------------------------
"The Humanist Manifesto" Lunch & Discussion, November 18th, 12noon
------------------------
The nascent Non-Theist, Humanist, and Agnostic group at ANTS cordially
invites all members of the community to join us for light conversation
on "The Humanist Manifesto" next Tuesday at noon in the small dining
room. "The Humanist Manifesto" is a primary document of secular
humanism, suggesting in part that the time for unquestioned theism and
supernatural belief has passed. We will enjoy a meal together and
discuss aspects of document, points of agreement and dissent, and what
role humanism plays in the theology of progressive religious traditions.


Please e-mail Jason Bachand or Steve Schmidt for a copy of the
document, or find it on the web at
http://www.americanhumanist.org/about/manifesto1.html.

We warmly welcome ALL to join us!

------------------------
Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18
------------------------
Come participate in an Emergent Worship Service. The Evangelical
Fellowship at Andover Newton is exploring Emergent worship practices. We
are edge-walkers. We see seminary as a wonderful laboratory where we can
explore this fascinating developing phenomenon.

The service will be at 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18 in the sanctuary of
Wilson Chapel.

Please come to our next worship planning meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday,
November 13 in the Small Dining Room of Noyes Hall.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to discover how
we can be both progressive and gently evangelical.

------------------------
Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th
------------------------
November 19, 2008
Andover Newton celebrates Beginning Our Third Century!
You are invited…Looking Back at Andover Newton across Two Centuries -
Chapel Service, Recognition Reception, Book-signing, and Tour
12 noon Lunch in Noyes Hall
1 p.m. Worship Service in Wilson Chapel
2 p.m. Book-signing and Reception featuring author Peggy Bendroth,

In honor of Andover Newton Theological School's bicentennial, author
Margaret Lamberts Bendroth has written a compelling account of our
historic institution, established as the nation's oldest graduate
school and the model for theological education the world over. Join us
as we celebrate this evolving and courageous community entering our
Third Century and continuing to make history by reaching across borders
and forging new pathways for living faithfully.

Dr. Bendroth will sign copies of her book: A School of the Church and
the Andover Newton Alumni/ae Board will offer refreshments during a
Recognition Reception honoring distinguished faculty, trustees,
alumni/ae, and guests.

After the reception, President Nick Carter will lead a guided tour of
the new Wilson Chapel and the new, under-construction, ANTS-MBS Media
Center.

Come join us for a memorable afternoon …Please bring your friends and
guests!

Please RSVP by phone or email.
Phone: 617.964.1100 ext. 298
Email: thearts@ants.edu

------------------------
Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19
------------------------
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

Featured Speaker: Dr. Robert Jones, author, Progressive and Religious
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)

Respondents:
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, Bethel AME Church, Boston
Rabbi Carl Perkins, Temple Aliyah, Needham

In an era in which religion plays a key role in American politics, how
should religious leaders participate in this discourse? Join our
distinguished panel for a thought-provoking conversation on politics in
the pulpit. All students are also invited to attend a reception in the
Berkeley Room at 6:30 pm with the panelists immediately prior to the
program in Wilson Chapel.

Sponsored jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological
School.

For more information or to register online:
http://hebrewcollege.edu/interfaith
General admission: $5 at the door
Students/faculty: free

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

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Prayer Requests:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayers for Celeste McQuarrie *** New ***
------------------------
Celeste McQuarrie received word that her Godmother, her Aunt Frances
Stafford, died very peacefully Wednesday night, November 12. She will
be travelling to Albany, New York over the weekend for services on
Monday and Tuesday. She asks the community for our prayers for her and
her family.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

------------------------
Join Protest at City Hall Saturday, November 15th
------------------------
Tuesday's historic election brought sadness in some quarters, as
numerous anti-gay measures passed. In response to these developments
this Saturday, November 15th, at 1:30, there will be a nationwide
protest of California's Proposition 8 and other anti-gay measures which
were passed November 4. Thousands of people plan to descend on City
Hall in Boston to demonstrate their opposition to recent gay-marriage
bans and to offer solidarity to those fighting for the repeal of these
laws. This protest is being coordinated by Join the Impact, a national
grass-roots organization created in the days following the election due
to frustration and anger over the passage of discriminatory legislation
across the country. LOCATION: Boston City Hall @ Gov. Center

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Tony Campolo to Speak in Branford, CT, November 16th, 10am
------------------------
THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF BRANFORD
1009 Main Street - Branford, CT
invites you to worship and lunch with:

TONY CAMPOLO
SUNDAY, November 16 worship at 10:00

Dr. Campolo will be preaching from Philippians 2:5-10. His sermon
title is, Authority versus Power. After worship, there will be a
luncheon starting about noon, with a presentation by Dr. Campolo
entitled: What does it mean to be Evangelical? How do Evangelical
Christians express hospitality?

Dr. Campolo, Professor Emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in
St. Davids, PA is among the most celebrated and sought-after speakers
and writers in the United States. He has authored thirty-two books, the
most recent of which are: Red Letter Christians, Speaking My Mind, Which
Jesus?, and Revolution and Renewal: How Churches are Saving our Cities.

------------------------
Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November 17th
------------------------
Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: "What's Really in that Water
Bottle?"
to be presented by Dr. Henry D. Abraham, psychiatrist, author and
lecturer.

Monday, November 17
7:30PM to 9:00PM
At Sudbury United Methodist Church
251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27)
Sudbury, MA

The Youth Empowerment & Support (YES) Committee of the Sudbury United
Methodist Church invites the public to a lecture and discussion with Dr.
Henry Abraham on "Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: What's
Really in That Water Bottle?" All are welcome.

Parents are increasingly concerned about the use of alcohol and drugs
among local youth. Teen drinking at high school sporting events, the
death of a teen following a party, and hospitalizations of teens due to
alcohol abuse have prompted the YES Committee to launch a series of
events designed to help parents understand the issues and learn how to
deal with the challenges. This lecture and discussion is the first
activity planned in this series.

Dr. Henry Abraham is a psychiatrist and lecturer, with extensive
clinical experience in substance abuse, and author of the book What's
A Parent to Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Abraham will
discuss the environmental factors that lead to experimentation, use, and
abuse of substances by teens, as well as review specific actions that
parents can take to combat these exterior influences.

The lecture and discussion is open to the public.

For more information, contact Andy Andrews
Email: landrews@ants.edu or
Phone: 978-443-4351 ext. 208

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Do you want to do Supply Preaching? *** New ***
------------------------
From time to time I receive requests from various congregations (all
denominations) looking for supply preachers. If you are interested in
being on my list, please email me. Don't forget to include your
denomination.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

Thursday, November 13, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 13th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
- From the Registrar's office
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
- For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing

Fellowship News:
- NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
- "The Humanist Manifesto" Lunch & Discussion, November 18th, 12noon
- Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18th
- Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th
- Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19th
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Food Pantry

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Join Protest at City Hall Saturday, November 15th
- Tony Campolo to Speak in Bradford, CT, November 16th, 10am
- Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November
17th
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Do you want to do Supply Preaching? *** New ***
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
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Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Closed courses:
-HIST711W- Reading in Retreat
-CMWO745W- Christian Rituals at the Time of Death

Canceled course:
GCIM740W- Church and Spirit:Inter-Cultural Studies-Prof. Bwalya

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
------------------------
CORRECTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
The current course catalog shows incorrect descriptions for the Spring
courses ETHI 725 and ETHI 742, taught by Professor Davila. Below are the
corrected descriptions for those courses.

ETHI 725S Christian Ethics and US Civil Society: Immigration and Race
Professor Davila
This course introduces the student to social scientific, cultural, and
theological analysis of U.S. civil society as it pertains to Christian
ethics. In particular the course will examine how the issues of
immigration and race have been traditionally debated in civil society,
what is new about the current situation, and how Christian ethics can
inform the national discourse on these issues and vice versa.
Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course fulfills the upper-level
ETHI requirement, the Engaging Oppressions renewal area, or a TMPL
elective.
Spring - Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

ETHI 742S Christian Approaches to the Use of Force
Professor Davila
This course will detail the historical and theological development of
Christian approaches to the use of force in the three main strands of
pacifism, realism, and just war theory. Emphasis will be given to how
these approaches interacted during major world events of the 20th
century: WWII, the Cold War, and the main challenges of the 1990s
(failed governments - Yugoslavia and Somalia; ethnic cleansing and
genocide - Rwanda; humanitarian intervention). Students will be asked to
engage the three approaches in analyzing contemporary scenarios: war on
terror, Iraq, Sudan, Iran. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course
fulfills the upper-level ETHI requirement or the Engaging Oppressions
renewal area.
Spring - Thursday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

A NEW COURSE has been added to the ANTS Spring course schedule:

PSYP 607/807
Psychology and Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Meaning
Making through the Life Cycle
Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Wednesday morning 9-11:50

This course is an introduction to the field of pastoral care and
counseling with particular emphasis on the human activity of meaning
making throughout the natural developmental transitions of life, as well
as times of crisis. The course will give an introduction to theories of
human development and to basic theories of counseling that emphasize
effective helping in short periods of time. Psychological and
theological understanding of the human person and the activity of care
will be explored. This course assumes that pastoral/spiritual care is
the responsibility not only of pastors, but the whole congregation and
will also examine ecclesial models of care. This course will utilize
lecture, role play, small groups, videos and other methodologies to
integrate theory and practice as it relates to diverse persons and
communities. This class meets the psychology and pastoral theology
requirement for M.Div.

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

------------------------
For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
------------------------
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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NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
------------------------
Announcing NEW dates for the upcoming Search & Call Events. It was
brought to our attention that HDS and BUSTH students generally don't
have classes on
Fridays and that our original Thursday pick conflicted, at least this
semester, with 2 of the largest classes at ANTS. So.we hopefully have
accommodated more of you with the schedule listed below.

If you are a UCC student who is a middler or senior please consider
attending these events as they provide invaluable guidance, advice, and
insight into the different steps of the UCC's Search & Call process.

Each session is $20 or all 3 for $50.please send in a check, made
payable to MACUCC, ATTN: Kris LoFrumento, MACUCC One Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702 *or* bring it with you to the first event (BUT drop
me an email or call me to tell me you're coming). Please let me know by
Wed 11/12 if you are planning on attending the 1st event so that I can
be sure to prepare enough materials for everyone.

The newly updated and final calendar is as follows - please mark your
calendars and register soon.

Friday, November 14 (NEXT FRIDAY!!!!): Search & Call: Beginning the
Process
Friday, February 6, 2009 (snowdate 2/13/09): Search & Call: Meeting
with Search Committees
Friday, March 20, 2009: Search & Call: Benefits and Call Agreement

Each session will start promptly at 9AM and will end by 12:30PM.
Breakfast pastries and beverages will be ready by 8:30AM. Every session
will be held at Andover Newton Theological School in Davis 101.

------------------------
"The Humanist Manifesto" Lunch & Discussion, November 18th, 12noon
------------------------
The nascent Non-Theist, Humanist, and Agnostic group at ANTS cordially
invites all members of the community to join us for light conversation
on "The Humanist Manifesto" next Tuesday at noon in the small dining
room. "The Humanist Manifesto" is a primary document of secular
humanism, suggesting in part that the time for unquestioned theism and
supernatural belief has passed. We will enjoy a meal together and
discuss aspects of document, points of agreement and dissent, and what
role humanism plays in the theology of progressive religious traditions.


Please e-mail Jason Bachand or Steve Schmidt for a copy of the
document, or find it on the web at
http://www.americanhumanist.org/about/manifesto1.html.

We warmly welcome ALL to join us!

------------------------
Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18
------------------------
Come participate in an Emergent Worship Service. The Evangelical
Fellowship at Andover Newton is exploring Emergent worship practices. We
are edge-walkers. We see seminary as a wonderful laboratory where we can
explore this fascinating developing phenomenon.

The service will be at 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18 in the sanctuary of
Wilson Chapel.

Please come to our next worship planning meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday,
November 13 in the Small Dining Room of Noyes Hall.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to discover how
we can be both progressive and gently evangelical.

------------------------
Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th
------------------------
Looking Back at Andover Newton across Two Centuries -
Chapel Service, Recognition Reception, Book-signing, and Tour

12 noon Lunch in Noyes Hall
($10 with advance reservations to benefit the Bicentennial
Fund)
1 p.m. Worship Service in Wilson Chapel
2 p.m. Book-signing and Reception featuring author Peggy Bendroth,
Distinguished Faculty, Trustees, Alumni/ae, and guests
Guided Tour of Wilson Chapel and the new Andover Newton Mass. Bible
Society Media Center with President Nick Carter

In honor of Andover Newton Theological School's bicentennial, author
Margaret Lamberts Bendroth has written a compelling account of our
historic institution, established as the nation's oldest graduate
school and the model for theological education the world over.

Come join us for a memorable afternoon …
Please bring your friends and guests!

Please RSVP by phone or email.
Phone: 617.964.1100 ext. 298
Email: thearts@ants.edu

------------------------
Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19
------------------------
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

Featured Speaker: Dr. Robert Jones, author, Progressive and Religious
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)

Respondents:
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, Bethel AME Church, Boston
Rabbi Carl Perkins, Temple Aliyah, Needham

In an era in which religion plays a key role in American politics, how
should religious leaders participate in this discourse? Join our
distinguished panel for a thought-provoking conversation on politics in
the pulpit. All students are also invited to attend a reception in the
Berkeley Room at 6:30 pm with the panelists immediately prior to the
program in Wilson Chapel.

Sponsored jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological
School.

For more information or to register online:
http://hebrewcollege.edu/interfaith
General admission: $5 at the door
Students/faculty: free

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

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Food Pantry
------------------------
A can of soup; a box of pasta; crackers; a prepared non-perishable
meal. Could you pick one of these up the next time you go to the grocery
store and donate it to the food pantry? The ANTS food pantry is located
in the kitchen of Upper Noyes and is available to all students. Please
use it as you need and contribute as you can.
--SA

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

------------------------
Join Protest at City Hall Saturday, November 15th
------------------------
Tuesday's historic election brought sadness in some quarters, as
numerous anti-gay measures passed. In response to these developments
this Saturday, November 15th, at 1:30, there will be a nationwide
protest of California's Proposition 8 and other anti-gay measures which
were passed November 4. Thousands of people plan to descend on City
Hall in Boston to demonstrate their opposition to recent gay-marriage
bans and to offer solidarity to those fighting for the repeal of these
laws. This protest is being coordinated by Join the Impact, a national
grass-roots organization created in the days following the election due
to frustration and anger over the passage of discriminatory legislation
across the country. LOCATION: Boston City Hall @ Gov. Center

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Tony Campolo to Speak in Branford, CT, November 16th, 10am
------------------------
THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF BRANFORD
1009 Main Street - Branford, CT
invites you to worship and lunch with:

TONY CAMPOLO
SUNDAY, November 16 worship at 10:00

Dr. Campolo will be preaching from Philippians 2:5-10. His sermon
title is, Authority versus Power. After worship, there will be a
luncheon starting about noon, with a presentation by Dr. Campolo
entitled: What does it mean to be Evangelical? How do Evangelical
Christians express hospitality?

Dr. Campolo, Professor Emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in
St. Davids, PA is among the most celebrated and sought-after speakers
and writers in the United States. He has authored thirty-two books, the
most recent of which are: Red Letter Christians, Speaking My Mind, Which
Jesus?, and Revolution and Renewal: How Churches are Saving our Cities.

------------------------
Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November 17th
------------------------
Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: "What's Really in that Water
Bottle?"
to be presented by Dr. Henry D. Abraham, psychiatrist, author and
lecturer.

Monday, November 17
7:30PM to 9:00PM
At Sudbury United Methodist Church
251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27)
Sudbury, MA

The Youth Empowerment & Support (YES) Committee of the Sudbury United
Methodist Church invites the public to a lecture and discussion with Dr.
Henry Abraham on "Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: What's
Really in That Water Bottle?" All are welcome.

Parents are increasingly concerned about the use of alcohol and drugs
among local youth. Teen drinking at high school sporting events, the
death of a teen following a party, and hospitalizations of teens due to
alcohol abuse have prompted the YES Committee to launch a series of
events designed to help parents understand the issues and learn how to
deal with the challenges. This lecture and discussion is the first
activity planned in this series.

Dr. Henry Abraham is a psychiatrist and lecturer, with extensive
clinical experience in substance abuse, and author of the book What's
A Parent to Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Abraham will
discuss the environmental factors that lead to experimentation, use, and
abuse of substances by teens, as well as review specific actions that
parents can take to combat these exterior influences.

The lecture and discussion is open to the public.

For more information, contact Andy Andrews
Email: landrews@ants.edu or
Phone: 978-443-4351 ext. 208

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Do you want to do Supply Preaching? *** New ***
------------------------
From time to time I receive requests from various congregations (all
denominations) looking for supply preachers. If you are interested in
being on my list, please email me. Don't forget to include your
denomination.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
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, November 12, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
- From the Registrar's office
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections *** New ***
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
- For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing

Fellowship News:
- Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 13th
- NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
- "The Humanist Manifesto" Lunch & Discussion, November 18th, 12noon
*** New ***
- Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18th
- Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th *** New ***
- Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19th ***
New ***
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Food Pantry

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- Join Protest at City Hall Saturday, November 15th *** New ***
- Tony Campolo to Speak in Bradford, CT, November 16th, 10am *** New
***
- Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November
17th
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Closed courses:
-HIST711W- Reading in Retreat
-CMWO745W- Christian Rituals at the Time of Death

Canceled course:
GCIM740W- Church and Spirit:Inter-Cultural Studies-Prof. Bwalya

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections *** New ***
------------------------
CORRECTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
The current course catalog shows incorrect descriptions for the Spring
courses ETHI 725 and ETHI 742, taught by Professor Davila. Below are the
corrected descriptions for those courses.

ETHI 725S Christian Ethics and US Civil Society: Immigration and Race
Professor Davila
This course introduces the student to social scientific, cultural, and
theological analysis of U.S. civil society as it pertains to Christian
ethics. In particular the course will examine how the issues of
immigration and race have been traditionally debated in civil society,
what is new about the current situation, and how Christian ethics can
inform the national discourse on these issues and vice versa.
Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course fulfills the upper-level
ETHI requirement, the Engaging Oppressions renewal area, or a TMPL
elective.
Spring - Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

ETHI 742S Christian Approaches to the Use of Force
Professor Davila
This course will detail the historical and theological development of
Christian approaches to the use of force in the three main strands of
pacifism, realism, and just war theory. Emphasis will be given to how
these approaches interacted during major world events of the 20th
century: WWII, the Cold War, and the main challenges of the 1990s
(failed governments - Yugoslavia and Somalia; ethnic cleansing and
genocide - Rwanda; humanitarian intervention). Students will be asked to
engage the three approaches in analyzing contemporary scenarios: war on
terror, Iraq, Sudan, Iran. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. This course
fulfills the upper-level ETHI requirement or the Engaging Oppressions
renewal area.
Spring - Thursday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

A NEW COURSE has been added to the ANTS Spring course schedule:

PSYP 607/807
Psychology and Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Meaning
Making through the Life Cycle
Professor Brita Gill-Austern

Wednesday morning 9-11:50

This course is an introduction to the field of pastoral care and
counseling with particular emphasis on the human activity of meaning
making throughout the natural developmental transitions of life, as well
as times of crisis. The course will give an introduction to theories of
human development and to basic theories of counseling that emphasize
effective helping in short periods of time. Psychological and
theological understanding of the human person and the activity of care
will be explored. This course assumes that pastoral/spiritual care is
the responsibility not only of pastors, but the whole congregation and
will also examine ecclesial models of care. This course will utilize
lecture, role play, small groups, videos and other methodologies to
integrate theory and practice as it relates to diverse persons and
communities. This class meets the psychology and pastoral theology
requirement for M.Div.

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

------------------------
For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 13th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus will have its second
rehearsal will be next Thursday 12:30-1pm. We will be singing for BSF
Chapel on November 13th 1-2pm, immediately after next Thursday's
rehearsal.

All are welcome! If you would like to sing, but can not make this
Thursday's rehearsal, please contact Ngozi Robinson (ngozi@ngozitr.com)
for song information.

------------------------
NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
------------------------
Announcing NEW dates for the upcoming Search & Call Events. It was
brought to our attention that HDS and BUSTH students generally don't
have classes on
Fridays and that our original Thursday pick conflicted, at least this
semester, with 2 of the largest classes at ANTS. So.we hopefully have
accommodated more of you with the schedule listed below.

If you are a UCC student who is a middler or senior please consider
attending these events as they provide invaluable guidance, advice, and
insight into the different steps of the UCC's Search & Call process.

Each session is $20 or all 3 for $50.please send in a check, made
payable to MACUCC, ATTN: Kris LoFrumento, MACUCC One Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702 *or* bring it with you to the first event (BUT drop
me an email or call me to tell me you're coming). Please let me know by
Wed 11/12 if you are planning on attending the 1st event so that I can
be sure to prepare enough materials for everyone.

The newly updated and final calendar is as follows - please mark your
calendars and register soon.

Friday, November 14 (NEXT FRIDAY!!!!): Search & Call: Beginning the
Process
Friday, February 6, 2009 (snowdate 2/13/09): Search & Call: Meeting
with Search Committees
Friday, March 20, 2009: Search & Call: Benefits and Call Agreement

Each session will start promptly at 9AM and will end by 12:30PM.
Breakfast pastries and beverages will be ready by 8:30AM. Every session
will be held at Andover Newton Theological School in Davis 101.

------------------------
"The Humanist Manifesto" Lunch & Discussion, November 18th, 12noon ***
New ***
------------------------
The nascent Non-Theist, Humanist, and Agnostic group at ANTS cordially
invites all members of the community to join us for light conversation
on "The Humanist Manifesto" next Tuesday at noon in the small dining
room. "The Humanist Manifesto" is a primary document of secular
humanism, suggesting in part that the time for unquestioned theism and
supernatural belief has passed. We will enjoy a meal together and
discuss aspects of document, points of agreement and dissent, and what
role humanism plays in the theology of progressive religious traditions.


Please e-mail Jason Bachand or Steve Schmidt for a copy of the
document, or find it on the web at
http://www.americanhumanist.org/about/manifesto1.html.

We warmly welcome ALL to join us!

------------------------
Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18
------------------------
Come participate in an Emergent Worship Service. The Evangelical
Fellowship at Andover Newton is exploring Emergent worship practices. We
are edge-walkers. We see seminary as a wonderful laboratory where we can
explore this fascinating developing phenomenon.

The service will be at 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18 in the sanctuary of
Wilson Chapel.

Please come to our next worship planning meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday,
November 13 in the Small Dining Room of Noyes Hall.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to discover how
we can be both progressive and gently evangelical.

------------------------
Beginning Our Third Century!, November 19th *** New ***
------------------------
Looking Back at Andover Newton across Two Centuries -
Chapel Service, Recognition Reception, Book-signing, and Tour

12 noon Lunch in Noyes Hall
($10 with advance reservations to benefit the Bicentennial
Fund)
1 p.m. Worship Service in Wilson Chapel
2 p.m. Book-signing and Reception featuring author Peggy Bendroth,
Distinguished Faculty, Trustees, Alumni/ae, and guests
Guided Tour of Wilson Chapel and the new Andover Newton Mass. Bible
Society Media Center with President Nick Carter

In honor of Andover Newton Theological School's bicentennial, author
Margaret Lamberts Bendroth has written a compelling account of our
historic institution, established as the nation's oldest graduate
school and the model for theological education the world over.

Come join us for a memorable afternoon …
Please bring your friends and guests!

Please RSVP by phone or email.
Phone: 617.964.1100 ext. 298
Email: thearts@ants.edu

------------------------
Politics in the Pulpit: An Interfaith Conversation, November 19 *** New
***
------------------------
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

Featured Speaker: Dr. Robert Jones, author, Progressive and Religious
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)

Respondents:
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, Bethel AME Church, Boston
Rabbi Carl Perkins, Temple Aliyah, Needham

In an era in which religion plays a key role in American politics, how
should religious leaders participate in this discourse? Join our
distinguished panel for a thought-provoking conversation on politics in
the pulpit. All students are also invited to attend a reception in the
Berkeley Room at 6:30 pm with the panelists immediately prior to the
program in Wilson Chapel.

Sponsored jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological
School.

For more information or to register online:
http://hebrewcollege.edu/interfaith
General admission: $5 at the door
Students/faculty: free

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
A can of soup; a box of pasta; crackers; a prepared non-perishable
meal. Could you pick one of these up the next time you go to the grocery
store and donate it to the food pantry? The ANTS food pantry is located
in the kitchen of Upper Noyes and is available to all students. Please
use it as you need and contribute as you can.
--SA

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

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

------------------------
Join Protest at City Hall Saturday, November 15th *** New ***
------------------------
Tuesday's historic election brought sadness in some quarters, as
numerous anti-gay measures passed. In response to these developments
this Saturday, November 15th, at 1:30, there will be a nationwide
protest of California's Proposition 8 and other anti-gay measures which
were passed November 4. Thousands of people plan to descend on City
Hall in Boston to demonstrate their opposition to recent gay-marriage
bans and to offer solidarity to those fighting for the repeal of these
laws. This protest is being coordinated by Join the Impact, a national
grass-roots organization created in the days following the election due
to frustration and anger over the passage of discriminatory legislation
across the country. LOCATION: Boston City Hall @ Gov. Center

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Tony Campolo to Speak in Bradford, CT, November 16th, 10am *** New ***
------------------------
THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF BRANFORD
1009 Main Street - Branford, CT
invites you to worship and lunch with:

TONY CAMPOLO
SUNDAY, November 16 worship at 10:00

Dr. Campolo will be preaching from Philippians 2:5-10. His sermon
title is, Authority versus Power. After worship, there will be a
luncheon starting about noon, with a presentation by Dr. Campolo
entitled: What does it mean to be Evangelical? How do Evangelical
Christians express hospitality?

Dr. Campolo, Professor Emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in
St. Davids, PA is among the most celebrated and sought-after speakers
and writers in the United States. He has authored thirty-two books, the
most recent of which are: Red Letter Christians, Speaking My Mind, Which
Jesus?, and Revolution and Renewal: How Churches are Saving our Cities.

------------------------
Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November 17th
------------------------
Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: "What's Really in that Water
Bottle?"
to be presented by Dr. Henry D. Abraham, psychiatrist, author and
lecturer.

Monday, November 17
7:30PM to 9:00PM
At Sudbury United Methodist Church
251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27)
Sudbury, MA

The Youth Empowerment & Support (YES) Committee of the Sudbury United
Methodist Church invites the public to a lecture and discussion with Dr.
Henry Abraham on "Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: What's
Really in That Water Bottle?" All are welcome.

Parents are increasingly concerned about the use of alcohol and drugs
among local youth. Teen drinking at high school sporting events, the
death of a teen following a party, and hospitalizations of teens due to
alcohol abuse have prompted the YES Committee to launch a series of
events designed to help parents understand the issues and learn how to
deal with the challenges. This lecture and discussion is the first
activity planned in this series.

Dr. Henry Abraham is a psychiatrist and lecturer, with extensive
clinical experience in substance abuse, and author of the book What's
A Parent to Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Abraham will
discuss the environmental factors that lead to experimentation, use, and
abuse of substances by teens, as well as review specific actions that
parents can take to combat these exterior influences.

The lecture and discussion is open to the public.

For more information, contact Andy Andrews
Email: landrews@ants.edu or
Phone: 978-443-4351 ext. 208

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
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, November 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, November 10th, 2008

In this message:

Veterans Day Schedule:
- Offices Closed
- Classes in Session
- Help Desk available 10am - 3pm

Academic:
- From the Registrar's office *** Updated ***
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
- For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing

Fellowship News:
- Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 11th
- BGLANTS worship service in Wilson Chapel Tuesday, November 11th
- Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 13th
- NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
- Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Food Pantry

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November
17th
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
From the Registrar's office *** Updated ***
------------------------
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

------------------------
For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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

------------------------
BGLANTS worship service in Wilson Chapel Tuesday, November 11
------------------------
Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians at Andover Newton (BGLANTS) will host a 1
p.m. Tuesday, November 11 worship service in Wilson Chapel focusing on
"Inclusivity". The service will give any opportunity for students to
share their gift.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 13th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus will have its second
rehearsal will be next Thursday 12:30-1pm. We will be singing for BSF
Chapel on November 13th 1-2pm, immediately after next Thursday's
rehearsal.

All are welcome! If you would like to sing, but can not make this
Thursday's rehearsal, please contact Ngozi Robinson (ngozi@ngozitr.com)
for song information.

------------------------
NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
------------------------
Announcing NEW dates for the upcoming Search & Call Events. It was
brought to our attention that HDS and BUSTH students generally don't
have classes on
Fridays and that our original Thursday pick conflicted, at least this
semester, with 2 of the largest classes at ANTS. So.we hopefully have
accommodated more of you with the schedule listed below.

If you are a UCC student who is a middler or senior please consider
attending these events as they provide invaluable guidance, advice, and
insight into the different steps of the UCC's Search & Call process.

Each session is $20 or all 3 for $50.please send in a check, made
payable to MACUCC, ATTN: Kris LoFrumento, MACUCC One Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702 *or* bring it with you to the first event (BUT drop
me an email or call me to tell me you're coming). Please let me know by
Wed 11/12 if you are planning on attending the 1st event so that I can
be sure to prepare enough materials for everyone.

The newly updated and final calendar is as follows - please mark your
calendars and register soon.

Friday, November 14 (NEXT FRIDAY!!!!)
Search & Call: Beginning the Process

Friday, February 6, 2009 (snowdate 2/13/09)
Search & Call: Meeting with Search Committees

Friday, March 20, 2009
Search & Call: Benefits and Call Agreement

Each session will start promptly at 9AM and will end by 12:30PM.
Breakfast pastries and beverages will be ready by 8:30AM. Every session
will be held at Andover Newton Theological School in Davis 101.

------------------------
Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18
------------------------
Come participate in an Emergent Worship Service. The Evangelical
Fellowship at Andover Newton is exploring Emergent worship practices. We
are edge-walkers. We see seminary as a wonderful laboratory where we can
explore this fascinating developing phenomenon.

The service will be at 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18 in the sanctuary of
Wilson Chapel.

Please come to our next worship planning meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday,
November 13 in the Small Dining Room of Noyes Hall.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to discover how
we can be both progressive and gently evangelical.

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
A can of soup; a box of pasta; crackers; a prepared non-perishable
meal. Could you pick one of these up the next time you go to the grocery
store and donate it to the food pantry? The ANTS food pantry is located
in the kitchen of Upper Noyes and is available to all students. Please
use it as you need and contribute as you can.
--SA

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

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

------------------------
Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November 17th
------------------------
Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: "What's Really in that Water
Bottle?"
to be presented by Dr. Henry D. Abraham, psychiatrist, author and
lecturer.

Monday, November 17
7:30PM to 9:00PM
At Sudbury United Methodist Church
251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27)
Sudbury, MA

The Youth Empowerment & Support (YES) Committee of the Sudbury United
Methodist Church invites the public to a lecture and discussion with Dr.
Henry Abraham on "Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: What's
Really in That Water Bottle?" All are welcome.

Parents are increasingly concerned about the use of alcohol and drugs
among local youth. Teen drinking at high school sporting events, the
death of a teen following a party, and hospitalizations of teens due to
alcohol abuse have prompted the YES Committee to launch a series of
events designed to help parents understand the issues and learn how to
deal with the challenges. This lecture and discussion is the first
activity planned in this series.

Dr. Henry Abraham is a psychiatrist and lecturer, with extensive
clinical experience in substance abuse, and author of the book What's
A Parent to Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Abraham will
discuss the environmental factors that lead to experimentation, use, and
abuse of substances by teens, as well as review specific actions that
parents can take to combat these exterior influences.

The lecture and discussion is open to the public.

For more information, contact Andy Andrews
Email: landrews@ants.edu or
Phone: 978-443-4351 ext. 208

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

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

Friday, November 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 7th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- From the Registrar's office
- Immunization Requirements
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
- Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
- For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing

Fellowship News:
- Foreign Movie Night, November 7th
- Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 11th
- BGLANTS worship service in Wilson Chapel Tuesday, November 11th
- Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 13th
- NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
- Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18 *** New ***
- Thanksgiving Dinner *** New ***
- Outreach for Prisoners
- Food Pantry

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November
17th
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Housing opportunities
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Friday, November 7: Last Day for Winter Session Registration
Border Crossing Trip Canceled

November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

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

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS!
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

------------------------
Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
------------------------
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

------------------------
For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Foreign Movie Night, November 7th
------------------------
Foreign Movie Night - "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE"
Friday, November 7th, 2008, 5PM-8PM, Wilson Chapel

Join us and international student Nanette Savides for a South African
movie and discussion that engages the issues South Africa has overcome
and continues to struggle with.

"Cape of Good Hope"
Filmed in Cape Town in 2005, this thought-provoking comedy explores the
ever-present friction between class, race, and faith in modern-day South
Africa, tracing the intersection of multiple lives.

Movie night will be proceeded by beverage tasting event. Bring your
favorite tea, coffee, wine, etc. and share it with us!

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

------------------------
BGLANTS worship service in Wilson Chapel Tuesday, November 11
------------------------
Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians at Andover Newton (BGLANTS) will host a 1
p.m. Tuesday, November 11 worship service in Wilson Chapel focusing on
"Inclusivity". The service will give any opportunity for students to
share their gift.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 13th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus will have its second
rehearsal will be next Thursday 12:30-1pm. We will be singing for BSF
Chapel on November 13th 1-2pm, immediately after next Thursday's
rehearsal.

All are welcome! If you would like to sing, but can not make this
Thursday's rehearsal, please contact Ngozi Robinson (ngozi@ngozitr.com)
for song information.

------------------------
NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
------------------------
Announcing NEW dates for the upcoming Search & Call Events. It was
brought to our attention that HDS and BUSTH students generally don't
have classes on
Fridays and that our original Thursday pick conflicted, at least this
semester, with 2 of the largest classes at ANTS. So.we hopefully have
accommodated more of you with the schedule listed below.

If you are a UCC student who is a middler or senior please consider
attending these events as they provide invaluable guidance, advice, and
insight into the different steps of the UCC's Search & Call process.

Each session is $20 or all 3 for $50.please send in a check, made
payable to MACUCC, ATTN: Kris LoFrumento, MACUCC One Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702 *or* bring it with you to the first event (BUT drop
me an email or call me to tell me you're coming). Please let me know by
Wed 11/12 if you are planning on attending the 1st event so that I can
be sure to prepare enough materials for everyone.

The newly updated and final calendar is as follows - please mark your
calendars and register soon.

Friday, November 14 (NEXT FRIDAY!!!!)
Search & Call: Beginning the Process

Friday, February 6, 2009 (snowdate 2/13/09)
Search & Call: Meeting with Search Committees

Friday, March 20, 2009
Search & Call: Benefits and Call Agreement

Each session will start promptly at 9AM and will end by 12:30PM.
Breakfast pastries and beverages will be ready by 8:30AM. Every session
will be held at Andover Newton Theological School in Davis 101.

------------------------
Emergent Worship Service set for 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18 *** New ***
------------------------
Come participate in an Emergent Worship Service. The Evangelical
Fellowship at Andover Newton is exploring Emergent worship practices. We
are edge-walkers. We see seminary as a wonderful laboratory where we can
explore this fascinating developing phenomenon.

The service will be at 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 18 in the sanctuary of
Wilson Chapel.

Please come to our next worship planning meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday,
November 13 in the Small Dining Room of Noyes Hall.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to discover how
we can be both progressive and gently evangelical.

------------------------
Thanksgiving Dinner *** New ***
------------------------
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: JBrandon@ants.edu or jkbrn71@yahoo.com

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

------------------------
Outreach for Prisoners
------------------------
Boxes for collecting books for prisoners are in Upper Noyes, Stoddard
Hall, and the Dining Hall. They will be delivered Sat. Nov. 8th.

The Prison Ministry Fellowship will be giving gifts to children of
prisoners for the holidays. We are committed to presenting gifts to
twenty children in an area north of Boston. Each child will receive two
gifts (approx. $15-20 in value).
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or Tonia Petty at
tpetty@ants.edu.

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
A can of soup; a box of pasta; crackers; a prepared non-perishable
meal. Could you pick one of these up the next time you go to the grocery
store and donate it to the food pantry? The ANTS food pantry is located
in the kitchen of Upper Noyes and is available to all students. Please
use it as you need and contribute as you can.
--SA

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

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

------------------------
Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November 17th
------------------------
Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: "What's Really in that Water
Bottle?"
to be presented by Dr. Henry D. Abraham, psychiatrist, author and
lecturer.

Monday, November 17
7:30PM to 9:00PM
At Sudbury United Methodist Church
251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27)
Sudbury, MA

The Youth Empowerment & Support (YES) Committee of the Sudbury United
Methodist Church invites the public to a lecture and discussion with Dr.
Henry Abraham on "Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: What's
Really in That Water Bottle?" All are welcome.

Parents are increasingly concerned about the use of alcohol and drugs
among local youth. Teen drinking at high school sporting events, the
death of a teen following a party, and hospitalizations of teens due to
alcohol abuse have prompted the YES Committee to launch a series of
events designed to help parents understand the issues and learn how to
deal with the challenges. This lecture and discussion is the first
activity planned in this series.

Dr. Henry Abraham is a psychiatrist and lecturer, with extensive
clinical experience in substance abuse, and author of the book What's
A Parent to Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Abraham will
discuss the environmental factors that lead to experimentation, use, and
abuse of substances by teens, as well as review specific actions that
parents can take to combat these exterior influences.

The lecture and discussion is open to the public.

For more information, contact Andy Andrews
Email: landrews@ants.edu or
Phone: 978-443-4351 ext. 208

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Housing opportunities
------------------------
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

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

Thursday, November 06, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, November 6th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar's office will be closed on Friday, November 7 *** New ***
- From the Registrar's office
- Immunization Requirements
- Archaeological discovery at ANTS! *** New ***
- Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
- For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing

Fellowship News:
- Foreign Movie Night, November 7th
- Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 11th
- BGLANTS worship service in Wilson Chapel Tuesday, November 11th
- Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 13th
- NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th
*** New ***
- Outreach for Prisoners
- Food Pantry

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November 17th
*** New ***
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Housing opportunities
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registrar's office will be closed on Friday, November 7 *** New ***
------------------------

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Friday, November 7: Last Day for Winter Session Registration
Border Crossing Trip Canceled

November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

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

------------------------
Archaeological discovery at ANTS! *** New ***
------------------------
Archaeologists excavating in the general area of the Faculty Office
have discovered conclusive evidence that ANTS students wrote papers and
took exams as part of the Hill culture. Academic English translators
confirm that the subject matter clearly indicates that there were
sophisticated theological thought processes taking place as far back as
the pre-bicentennial Fall 2007 semester period....

OR, more to the point: Unclaimed course papers and exams from Fall 2007
and Spring 2008 remain in the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please -
PLEASE - stop by and pick yours up.

Jennifer Shaw
Faculty Assistant & Lead Excavator

------------------------
Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
------------------------
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

------------------------
For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Foreign Movie Night, November 7th
------------------------
Foreign Movie Night - "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE"
Friday, November 7th, 2008, 5PM-8PM, Wilson Chapel

Join us and international student Nanette Savides for a South African
movie and discussion that engages the issues South Africa has overcome
and continues to struggle with.

"Cape of Good Hope"
Filmed in Cape Town in 2005, this thought-provoking comedy explores the
ever-present friction between class, race, and faith in modern-day South
Africa, tracing the intersection of multiple lives.

Movie night will be proceeded by beverage tasting event. Bring your
favorite tea, coffee, wine, etc. and share it with us!

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

------------------------
BGLANTS worship service in Wilson Chapel Tuesday, November 11
------------------------
Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians at Andover Newton (BGLANTS) will host a 1
p.m. Tuesday, November 11 worship service in Wilson Chapel focusing on
"Inclusivity". The service will give any opportunity for students to
share their gift.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 13th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus will have its second
rehearsal will be next Thursday 12:30-1pm. We will be singing for BSF
Chapel on November 13th 1-2pm, immediately after next Thursday's
rehearsal.

All are welcome! If you would like to sing, but can not make this
Thursday's rehearsal, please contact Ngozi Robinson (ngozi@ngozitr.com)
for song information.

------------------------
NEW dates for the upcoming UCC Search & Call Events, November 14th ***
New ***
------------------------
Announcing NEW dates for the upcoming Search & Call Events. It was
brought to our attention that HDS and BUSTH students generally don't
have classes on
Fridays and that our original Thursday pick conflicted, at least this
semester, with 2 of the largest classes at ANTS. So.we hopefully have
accommodated more of you with the schedule listed below.

If you are a UCC student who is a middler or senior please consider
attending these events as they provide invaluable guidance, advice, and
insight into the different steps of the UCC's Search & Call process.

Each session is $20 or all 3 for $50.please send in a check, made
payable to MACUCC, ATTN: Kris LoFrumento, MACUCC One Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702 *or* bring it with you to the first event (BUT drop
me an email or call me to tell me you're coming). Please let me know by
Wed 11/12 if you are planning on attending the 1st event so that I can
be sure to prepare enough materials for everyone.

The newly updated and final calendar is as follows - please mark your
calendars and register soon.

Friday, November 14 (NEXT FRIDAY!!!!)
Search & Call: Beginning the Process

Friday, February 6, 2009 (snowdate 2/13/09)
Search & Call: Meeting with Search Committees

Friday, March 20, 2009
Search & Call: Benefits and Call Agreement

Each session will start promptly at 9AM and will end by 12:30PM.
Breakfast pastries and beverages will be ready by 8:30AM. Every session
will be held at Andover Newton Theological School in Davis 101.

------------------------
Outreach for Prisoners
------------------------
Boxes for collecting books for prisoners are in Upper Noyes, Stoddard
Hall, and the Dining Hall. They will be delivered Sat. Nov. 8th.

The Prison Ministry Fellowship will be giving gifts to children of
prisoners for the holidays. We are committed to presenting gifts to
twenty children in an area north of Boston. Each child will receive two
gifts (approx. $15-20 in value).
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or Tonia Petty at
tpetty@ants.edu.

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
A can of soup; a box of pasta; crackers; a prepared non-perishable
meal. Could you pick one of these up the next time you go to the grocery
store and donate it to the food pantry? The ANTS food pantry is located
in the kitchen of Upper Noyes and is available to all students. Please
use it as you need and contribute as you can.
--SA

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

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

------------------------
Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury, MA, November 17th
*** New ***
------------------------
Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: "What's Really in that Water
Bottle?"
to be presented by Dr. Henry D. Abraham, psychiatrist, author and
lecturer.

Monday, November 17
7:30PM to 9:00PM
At Sudbury United Methodist Church
251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27)
Sudbury, MA

The Youth Empowerment & Support (YES) Committee of the Sudbury United
Methodist Church invites the public to a lecture and discussion with Dr.
Henry Abraham on "Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol: What's
Really in That Water Bottle?" All are welcome.

Parents are increasingly concerned about the use of alcohol and drugs
among local youth. Teen drinking at high school sporting events, the
death of a teen following a party, and hospitalizations of teens due to
alcohol abuse have prompted the YES Committee to launch a series of
events designed to help parents understand the issues and learn how to
deal with the challenges. This lecture and discussion is the first
activity planned in this series.

Dr. Henry Abraham is a psychiatrist and lecturer, with extensive
clinical experience in substance abuse, and author of the book What's
A Parent to Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Abraham will
discuss the environmental factors that lead to experimentation, use, and
abuse of substances by teens, as well as review specific actions that
parents can take to combat these exterior influences.

The lecture and discussion is open to the public.

For more information, contact Andy Andrews
Email: landrews@ants.edu or
Phone: 978-443-4351 ext. 208

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Housing opportunities
------------------------
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

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

School Closing Policy 2008-09

November 2008

TO: Andover Newton Faculty, Staff and Students
FROM: Nick Carter

SUBJECT: SCHOOL CLOSING POLICY

It is Andover Newton's policy to remain open except in cases of
severely inclement weather. Normally the school will remain officially
open even if classes are canceled.

It is the responsibility of the Administration to determine if school
will be closed and/or classes canceled. The decision to close (no
business operations and no classes) and/or cancel (business operations,
but no classes) will be accessible through the school's telephone
number (617/964-1100), the website and designated radio and television
stations. The policy is available to the ANTS community through e-news
and bulletin boards.

The school recognizes that students and staff persons live both locally
and at a distance, making travel to campus possible for some but not for
others. Therefore, the following guidelines may be observed:

1. Individual classes may, by mutual consent of class members and
professor, agree to meet even if classes are canceled. Such agreements
will not be in force should the school be officially closed.

2. On storm days when the school remains officially open, staff persons
may make an individual decision in determining whether to come to work
or whether to leave early should a storm begin during business hours. We
ask for understanding if services or functions are delayed or
unavailable on storm days. However, the decision to have the school open
on a storm day indicates that all of the basic services of the school
will be available for those who are here.

No one will be penalized for failing to come to school on days when
local weather conditions make driving hazardous.

Television Channels: WBZ 4, WCVB 5, 7News & Channel 56
Radio Stations: WBZ-AM: 1030 (at :05 & :35 past the hour
starting at 5 a.m.)
WOKQ-FM: 97.5 (New Hampshire)


Rcostas\policies&procedures\schclosingpolicy.08-09

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Jazz of Preaching Class canceled for Nov. 6 *** New ***
- From the Registrar's office
- Immunization Requirements
- Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
- For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing

Fellowship News:
- Thursday UU worship - November 6th, Wilson Chapel, 1:00pm
- Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 6th & 13th
- Foreign Movie Night, November 7th
- Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 11th
- BGLANTS worship service in Wilson Chapel Tuesday, November 11 *** New
***
- Outreach for Prisoners
- Food Pantry

Staff News:
- VP Robert MacDonald to retire
- Delfino Appointed Interim VP
- Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
- Housing opportunities
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Jazz of Preaching Class canceled for Nov. 6 *** New ***
------------------------

------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Friday, November 7: Last Day for Winter Session Registration
Border Crossing Trip Canceled

November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

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

------------------------
Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
------------------------
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 willindicated. 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

------------------------
For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Thursday UU worship - November 6th, Wilson Chapel, 1:00pm
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, November 6 at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel. For our first worship after the historic election, the Reverend
Maddie Sifantus, our liaison from the UUA, will consider change,
especially in this year when both parties have claimed change in the
offing. All are welcome to join us for this time of sharing and
fellowship.

Blessings from worship coordinators
Morgan McLean
Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 6th & 13th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus will have its first rehearsal
of the school year this Thursday from 12-12:30 in Wilson Chapel. Our
second rehearsal will be next Thursday 12:30-1pm. We will be singing
for BSF Chapel on November 13th 1-2pm, immediately after next Thursday's
rehearsal.

All are welcome! If you would like to sing, but can not make this
Thursday's rehearsal, please contact Ngozi Robinson (ngozi@ngozitr.com)
for song information.

------------------------
Foreign Movie Night, November 7th
------------------------
Foreign Movie Night - "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE"
Friday, November 7th, 2008, 5PM-8PM, Wilson Chapel

Join us and international student Nanette Savides for a South African
movie and discussion that engages the issues South Africa has overcome
and continues to struggle with.

"Cape of Good Hope"
Filmed in Cape Town in 2005, this thought-provoking comedy explores the
ever-present friction between class, race, and faith in modern-day South
Africa, tracing the intersection of multiple lives.

Movie night will be proceeded by beverage tasting event. Bring your
favorite tea, coffee, wine, etc. and share it with us!

------------------------
Informal Meeting for Humanists, 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

------------------------
BGLANTS worship service in Wilson Chapel Tuesday, November 11 *** New
***
------------------------
Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians at Andover Newton (BGLANTS) will host a 1 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11 worship service in Wilson Chapel focusing on
"Inclusivity". The service will give any opportunity for students to
share their gift.

------------------------
Outreach for Prisoners
------------------------
Boxes for collecting books for prisoners are in Upper Noyes, Stoddard
Hall, and the Dining Hall. They will be delivered Sat. Nov. 8th.

The Prison Ministry Fellowship will be giving gifts to children of
prisoners for the holidays. We are committed to presenting gifts to
twenty children in an area north of Boston. Each child will receive two
gifts (approx. $15-20 in value).
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or Tonia Petty at
tpetty@ants.edu.

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
A can of soup; a box of pasta; crackers; a prepared non-perishable meal.
Could you pick one of these up the next time you go to the grocery store
and donate it to the food pantry? The ANTS food pantry is located in the
kitchen of Upper Noyes and is available to all students. Please use it
as you need and contribute as you can.
--SA

++++++++++++++++
Staff News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
VP Robert MacDonald to retire
------------------------
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

------------------------
Delfino Appointed Interim VP
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Michael Delfino, who currently serves as
our Controller, has accepted my invitation to serve as the Interim Vice
President for Finance and Operations at Andover Newton. His term of
office begins Friday Nov. 14 and extends until a new Vice President
assumes the position. The transition will involve bringing in some
temporary help in the Finance Office and a few adjustments in lines of
accountability (notably, Frank Cavaco, Director of Buildings and
Grounds, will report to me for the interim period). The position
announcement for the permanent Vice President has been posted and a
handful of interested candidates have already applied, but it may be a
few months before the search is complete and a new person is on board.

Michael is one of the longest tenured employees of the school; he served
ably in the past during a period when Bob Macdonald was out for surgery,
and was recently singled out by our auditors for his command of the
school's accounting. I am grateful to him for his willingness to take on
this critical role at such an important time. I ask for your prayers for
and cooperation with Michael and the entire Finance and Business Office
team during this transition.

Thank you.

Nick Carter
President

------------------------
Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation
------------------------
We regret to announce that CindHead 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:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

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

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Housing opportunities
------------------------
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

------------------------
Anyone with weaving knowledge?
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Afloor 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, November 04, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

In this message:

*** Wireless Update ***

Academic:
- From the Registrar's office *** New ***
- Immunization Requirements
- Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
- For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing

Fellowship News:
- Thursday UU worship - November 6th, Wilson Chapel, 1:00pm *** New
***
- Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 6th & 13th
*** New ***
- Foreign Movie Night, November 7th *** New **
- Informal Meeting for Humanists, Non-Theists, and Agnostics at ANTS,
November 11th
- Outreach for Prisoners *** New ***
- Food Pantry *** New ***

Staff News:
- VP Robert MacDonald to retire
- Delfino Appointed Interim VP *** New ***
- Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation

Other News and Opportunities:
- Donna Colletti Lowre being interviewed on Talk Radio WNTK 99.7 FM ***
Tonight ***
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- Invite...Earth-Care Festival, November 8th
- EDS Lectures, November 13th
- The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st *** New
***
- Housing opportunities
- Anyone with weaving knowledge?
- Art Night


*** Wireless Update ***
Fellow Students,

Verizon fixed the T1 line which feeds the dorm wireless network late
yesterday afternoon. In addition, the wireless node in Noyes was fixed
this morning.

Our continuing priority is to keep as many of the individual wireless
nodes running as possible. However, there have been times when specific
areas have been out for several days before IT became aware of the
situation. I am now keeping a running list in the IT offices of the dorm
outages so that we can manage them as best as possible.

I would appreciate your help as follows:
1) Do not assume that we know your area is down. Instead, please notify
me at eleavitt@ants.edu or x221 with your concerns.
2) Please continue to be judicious in your usage of the internet
bandwidth.
3) Please remember to thank the IT staff for their hard work when you
see them.
4) Remember that in addition to keeping the current network running, we
are planning a major upgrade so that these outages will not continue.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers,
Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT


++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
From the Registrar's office *** New ***
------------------------
Friday, November 7: Last Day for Winter Session Registration
Border Crossing Trip Canceled

November 3 - 28; Monday - Friday

M.Div. Seniors anticipating May 2009 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 next semester. Please send
e-mail to Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.

M.A., S.T.M. and D.Min. Candidates anticipating May 2009 graduation
shall go over their programs with the Program Director to assure that
all course requirements for graduation will be met by the end of the
next semester. Please contact them for an appointment.

Mid-Program Review
After completing at least 40 and not more than 55 credits, each M.Div.
student is required to complete a Mid-Program Review (MPR) to assess her
or his preparation for ministry. The student will meet with the MPR
committee to discern areas of strength and weakness and set goals for
the remainder of his or her studies. Guidelines for the MPR are
available in the Academic Dean's office.
A student who, without approval from the M.Div. Director, fails to
complete the Mid-Program Review within the required time will not be
allowed to take classes.

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

------------------------
Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
------------------------
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

------------------------
For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Thursday UU worship - November 6th, Wilson Chapel, 1:00pm *** New ***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, November 6 at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel. For our first worship after the historic election, the Reverend
Maddie Sifantus, our liaison from the UUA, will consider change,
especially in this year when both parties have claimed change in the
offing. All are welcome to join us for this time of sharing and
fellowship.

Blessings from worship coordinators
Morgan McLean
Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus Rehearsal, November 6th & 13th
*** New ***
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Gospel Chorus will have its first
rehearsal of the school year this Thursday from 12-12:30 in Wilson
Chapel. Our second rehearsal will be next Thursday 12:30-1pm. We will
be singing for BSF Chapel on November 13th 1-2pm, immediately after next
Thursday's rehearsal.

All are welcome! If you would like to sing, but can not make this
Thursday's rehearsal, please contact Ngozi Robinson (ngozi@ngozitr.com)
for song information.

------------------------
Foreign Movie Night, November 7th *** New **
------------------------
Foreign Movie Night - "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE"
Friday, November 7th, 2008, 5PM-8PM, Wilson Chapel

Join us and international student Nanette Savides for a South African
movie and discussion that engages the issues South Africa has overcome
and continues to struggle with.

"Cape of Good Hope"
Filmed in Cape Town in 2005, this thought-provoking comedy explores the
ever-present friction between class, race, and faith in modern-day South
Africa, tracing the intersection of multiple lives.

Movie night will be proceeded by beverage tasting event. Bring your
favorite tea, coffee, wine, etc. and share it with us!

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

------------------------
Outreach for Prisoners *** New ***
------------------------
Boxes for collecting books for prisoners are in Upper Noyes, Stoddard
Hall, and the Dining Hall. They will be delivered Sat. Nov. 8th.

The Prison Ministry Fellowship will be giving gifts to children of
prisoners for the holidays. We are committed to presenting gifts to
twenty children in an area north of Boston. Each child will receive two
gifts (approx. $15-20 in value).
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or Tonia Petty at
tpetty@ants.edu.

------------------------
Food Pantry *** New ***
------------------------
A can of soup; a box of pasta; crackers; a prepared non-perishable
meal. Could you pick one of these up the next time you go to the grocery
store and donate it to the food pantry? The ANTS food pantry is located
in the kitchen of Upper Noyes and is available to all students. Please
use it as you need and contribute as you can.
--SA

++++++++++++++++
Staff News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
VP Robert MacDonald to retire
------------------------
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

------------------------
Delfino Appointed Interim VP *** New ***
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Michael Delfino, who currently serves as
our Controller, has accepted my invitation to serve as the Interim Vice
President for Finance and Operations at Andover Newton. His term of
office begins Friday Nov. 14 and extends until a new Vice President
assumes the position. The transition will involve bringing in some
temporary help in the Finance Office and a few adjustments in lines of
accountability (notably, Frank Cavaco, Director of Buildings and
Grounds, will report to me for the interim period). The position
announcement for the permanent Vice President has been posted and a
handful of interested candidates have already applied, but it may be a
few months before the search is complete and a new person is on board.

Michael is one of the longest tenured employees of the school; he
served ably in the past during a period when Bob Macdonald was out for
surgery, and was recently singled out by our auditors for his command
of the school's accounting. I am grateful to him for his willingness to
take on this critical role at such an important time. I ask for your
prayers for and cooperation with Michael and the entire Finance and
Business Office team during this transition.

Thank you.

Nick Carter
President

------------------------
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:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre being interviewed on Talk Radio WNTK 99.7 FM ***
Tonight ***
------------------------
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!

------------------------
Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
------------------------
Your fellow student Allen Vander Meulen III 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.

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

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

------------------------
The Beacon Coffeehouse presents: Tripping Lily November 21st *** New
***
------------------------
Tripping Lily
Wonderful folk trio (or more?)
Friday, November 21st @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $15 (call for reservation)

Location:
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(Corner of Beacon and Centre Streets in Newton Center)
For more info call (617) 244-2997 or visit www.fbcnewton.org

------------------------
Housing opportunities
------------------------
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

------------------------
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, November 03, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, November 3rd, 2008

In this message:

**** Campus Wireless Access Update ****

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

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
- Cindy Bolshaw resigned as Head of Circulation

Other News and Opportunities:
- Recycle your Sneakers! Continues through Thanksgiving.
- 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

**** Campus Wireless Access Update ****
IT regrets to announce that the T1 line that feeds the dorm wireless
network is still down. The problem has been escalated to the VP level.
At this point Verizon cannot determine where the failure is occurring.

At the same time, the switch which manages the network in Noyes Hall
also failed this weekend. We were able to replace the switch so that the
bookstore and cafeteria computers now work. However, the wireless node
in Upper Noyes appears to have been fried when the switch went down. The
wireless is working in Sturtevent Hall, the Library, Wilson Chapel, and
Davis Hall.

We are working as quickly as possible to correct these problems.

Thank you for your patience and prayers,
~emily

Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

++++++++++++++++
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.

------------------------
Winter courses update
------------------------
Cancellation of Border Crossing Trip

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

------------------------
Brita Gill-Austern: Thank You and Welcome
------------------------
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

------------------------
For Students Who Want to Work on Their Writing
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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

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

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

++++++++++++++++
Staff News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
VP Robert MacDonald to retire
------------------------
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

------------------------
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:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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

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

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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)