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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, December 23nd, 2008 *** Spring Course Cancellation ***

Dear Students,

We regret to advise you that due to underenrollment, the course, Unitarian Universalist Theology, THEO 733, is being cancelled for the spring semester and you will need to drop the class and add a different class in its place. The course will be taught next academic year in its normal sequence so will be available to you at that time.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Registrar, Nayda Aguila at NAguila@ants.edu
or
Academic Dean, Bill Herzog at WHerzog@ants.edu.

Monday, December 22, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, December 22nd, 2008

In this message:

*** Last E-News until Monday, January 5th, 2009 ***

Academic & Facilities:
- Holiday Closure *** New ***
- Course Evaluations are out!
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Important Internet Explorer Update
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference *** New ***
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

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Academic & Facilities:
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Holiday Closure *** New ***
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Andover Newton Theological School will be closed for regular business from noon on Tuesday, December 23 to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 5. Please see http://www.ants.edu/blogs/enews/ for more details. We hope that all of you are able to enjoy time with your friends and family members during this joyous season, and look forward to your return in the new year.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Course Evaluations are out!
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Online course evaluation links have been sent out for fall semester classes. You should be receiving a link in your e-mail for each class you have taken this fall. These evaluations provide important information for learning and improvement, and we are interested in your feedback! All responses are confidential.

*DO check the survey to make sure that the course number indicated matches with the one in the subject line of the e-mail. Also, if you have received e-mails for a number of courses, please familiarize yourself with the appropriate course number for each of your classes, so that you know to which one you are responding. For example, a Systematics professor will not know if you offer a useful response to that course if you put it on the evaluation for your Hebrew class!

If you do not receive an evaluation link for a course, or have questions, please contact the Faculty Office.

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

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Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
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Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

Closed Courses:
CHRS723 - [EL] The Practice of Prayer
CMFE621 - Integrative Seminar
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
ETHI776 - Moaning, Singing and shouting: Spiritual Longing & Enlightenmen in African American Music
OLDT636 - The Crossroads:Interpreting the Book of Job
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematics Theology II -Practitioner Program

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Spring 2009 New Course
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INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer. By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them. We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS, including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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For students entering the second required semester of Field Education this spring
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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

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Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
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Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

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Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
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I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
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The IT department is aware of a problem with Connect where the student courses are not showing up in the correct sessions. In short, the Academic tab is appears to be listing under "Current Courses" the FA08 and on-campus SP09 courses, and then under "Future Courses" the WI09 and on-line SP09 courses. This problem has been reported to the vendor. As long as you are seeing all of your courses under one of these options, you are all set. Feel free to email the Help Desk, helpdesk@ants.edu, if you have questions.

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Important Internet Explorer Update
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Microsoft released a critical security patch on Wednesday to plug vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, a move that comes amid malicious attackers taking advantage of the security flaws. The patch is designed to prevent attackers from downloading malware onto users' computers if they visit a malicious Web site, or a legitimate Web site that has been infected. This zero-day exploit has been in circulation since the first week of December and potentially could have infected a wide swath of users. The vulnerabilities are found in not only IE 7, Microsoft's latest browser, but also Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6, and Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.

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Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
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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

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Fellowship News:
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SA Announcements
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MLK Day of Service Opportunity

The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

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Beauty For Sale
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Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums - with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

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Other News and Opportunities:
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Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference *** New ***
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Technology and Culture Forum at MIT will be hosting the Boston gathering for Trinity Institute at the end of January. This year's topic, "Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability," is critical and timely. justice and human rights would be a great contribution to our work and experience.

Drawing on presentations by Majora Carter, Timothy Gorringe, David Korten, and Nestor Miguez, we will consider together: Is there a theological basis for living abundantly while striving for justice and sustainability? For details please see the website (http://web.mit.edu/tac).

The event is open to the public.

The Rev. Amy McCreath
Episcopal Chaplain at MIT
Technology and Culture Forum
617-253-2983

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Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
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Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the service. There will be plenty for all!

Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

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Show your colors at your next slumber party!
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Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

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BC Gym Parking Costs
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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

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Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
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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.

** 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)

ANTS Student E-News - Holiday Break Coverage - UPDATED

Andover Newton Theological School will be closed for regular business from noon on Tuesday, December 23 to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 5. Please see the list below for information on mail delivery, bookstore hours, emergency contact information, and other items that may be useful to you during this time. We hope that all of you are able to enjoy time with your friends and family members during this joyous season, and look forward to your return in the new year.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Andover Newton Theological School
(617) 964-1100


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All departments will be closed except for the following hours and coverage:
- Officers in Charge
- Bookstore Hours
- Library Hours *** Updated ***
- Mail Delivery, Including Packages
- Registrar's Office Coverage
- IT Department Coverage *** Updated ***
- Computer Lab Hours *** New ***
- B&G Holiday Coverage
- Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule
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Officers in Charge
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During the holiday break the officers in charge will be either
President Nick Carter, x210
or
Academic Dean Bill Herzog, x215

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Bookstore Hours
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Week of Dec. 15-19: M-Th 8:30-5:30, F 8:30-4:00
Week of Dec. 22: Mon. 8:30 - 5:30, Tues. 8:30 - 12:00 noon
Closed remainder of the week.
Week of Dec. 29: Mon. & Tues. 8:30 - 5:30, Wed. 8:30 - 1:00
Closed remainder of the week.

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Library Hours *** Updated ***
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December 12-23 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
December 23 8:30am - Noon
December 24-January 4 Closed

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Mail Delivery, Including Packages
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Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December 24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5. We have made arrangements with delivery companies (Fed Ex, UPS, and so forth) to deliver all packages to the bookstore. The bookstore will be open from 12/29 through 12/31. The bookstore is closed on Friday, 1/2. Regular mail will be delivered to student boxes 3 times, on Monday, 12/29, Wednesday, 12/31, and Friday, 1/2. Please note that US Postal packages will be delivered to the mailroom as usual because they come with the regular mail. These will be stored in Sturtevant and will be brought over to Dabney on 1/5 for students to pick up then. If you have particular questions or concerns please contact me or Mr. Frank Novo at fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Registrar's office
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The Registrar will be checking e-mail twice a day during the school closing time. If you have any registration problems feel free to e-mail Nayda at naguila@ants.edu

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IT Department Coverage *** Updated ***
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The IT department will be closed from Noon, December 23-January 4. During this time period, however, some of the staff members will be monitoring both email and phone messages for problems and will attempt to fix the more urgent issues on a timely basis. If you have questions or concerns, including registration questions, during this time period, please contact:
Emily Leavitt at eleavitt@ants.edu, x221
or
the Help Desk staff at helpdesk@ants.edu, x314

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Computer Lab Hours *** New ***
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During the holiday break, the Computer Lab will be open from 9am-10pm every day, except for Christmas Day and New Years Day.

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B&G Holiday Coverage
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The Building & Grounds office will be closed from December 24 through January 4, reopening on January 5 '09. There will be B&G staff on campus sporadically throughout this time period to maintain the boilers and take care of any emergency situations. Emergencies should be reported to our after hours answering service at 1-800-505-9459. Please be aware that there will be no one in the office to take work orders off the system. General requests may still be entered in the work order system, but will not be addressed until after the holiday break.

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Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule
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December 11th - Last day of Fall Semester Dining Service

January 5th - Dining Services Opened for Inter Session. The Cafeteria will be open 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, with limited service Monday through Friday 1/5 through 1/9 and 1/12 through 1/16.
In addition to hot and cold beverages, chips , cookies, fruit and other snacks we will serve a Continental Breakfast with scrambled eggs till 9:30 am and Salad Bar, Deli Bar and Soup, available from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

January 26th - We will reopen with our regular Monday through Thursday hours and additionally we will open with limited service on Fridays !!!
Hours on Friday will be 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Salad Bar, Deli Bar, Soup will be available in addition to hot and cold beverages, chips, cookies and fresh fruit.
Happiest of holidays to all and best wishes for a healthy and peace filled New Year!!!

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

Friday, December 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, December 19th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- School Closing at noon, Dec. 19th *** Updated ***
- Course Evaluations are out!
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
- Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Important Internet Explorer Update *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

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Academic & Facilities:
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School Closing at noon, Dec. 19th *** Updated ***
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In light of the impending storm and the expected 9-12" of snow, I have made the decision to close the School as of noon tomorrow. The snow is supposed to begin here about noon (coming from the WSW) and then grow in intensity all afternoon into the evening.

This closure includes the Library and Bookstore.

We are expecting another storm on Sunday so be sure to check the School's website first thing Monday AM about our plans. As always, if you find no notice on the website or on the TV/radio it means the School is open.

Snow angels anyone?

Nick Carter

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Course Evaluations are out!
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Online course evaluation links have been sent out for fall semester classes. You should be receiving a link in your e-mail for each class you have taken this fall. These evaluations provide important information for learning and improvement, and we are interested in your feedback! All responses are confidential.

*DO check the survey to make sure that the course number indicated matches with the one in the subject line of the e-mail. Also, if you have received e-mails for a number of courses, please familiarize yourself with the appropriate course number for each of your classes, so that you know to which one you are responding. For example, a Systematics professor will not know if you offer a useful response to that course if you put it on the evaluation for your Hebrew class!

If you do not receive an evaluation link for a course, or have questions, please contact the Faculty Office.

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

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Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
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Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

Closed Courses:
CHRS723 - [EL] The Practice of Prayer
CMFE621 - Integrative Seminar
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
OLDT636 - The Crossroads:Interpreting the Book of Job
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematics Theology II -Practitioner Program

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Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer. By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them. We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS, including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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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

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Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

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Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses *** New ***
------------------------
The IT department is aware of a problem with Connect where the student courses are not showing up in the correct sessions. In short, the Academic tab is appears to be listing under "Current Courses" the FA08 and on-campus SP09 courses, and then under "Future Courses" the WI09 and on-line SP09 courses. This problem has been reported to the vendor. As long as you are seeing all of your courses under one of these options, you are all set. Feel free to email the Help Desk, helpdesk@ants.edu, if you have questions.

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Important Internet Explorer Update *** New ***
------------------------
Microsoft released a critical security patch on Wednesday to plug vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, a move that comes amid malicious attackers taking advantage of the security flaws. The patch is designed to prevent attackers from downloading malware onto users' computers if they visit a malicious Web site, or a legitimate Web site that has been infected. This zero-day exploit has been in circulation since the first week of December and potentially could have infected a wide swath of users. The vulnerabilities are found in not only IE 7, Microsoft's latest browser, but also Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6, and Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.

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Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
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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:
++++++++++++++++
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SA Announcements
------------------------

MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

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Beauty For Sale
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums - with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
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Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the service. There will be plenty for all!

Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party!
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
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, December 18, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, December 18th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- School Closing at noon, Dec. 19th *** New ***
- Course Evaluations are out!
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
- Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
School Closing at noon, Dec. 19th *** New ***
------------------------
In light of the impending storm and the expected 9-12" of snow, I have made the decision to close the School as of noon tomorrow. The snow is supposed to begin here about noon (coming from the WSW) and then grow in intensity all afternoon into the evening.

In order to ensure safety it makes sense for us to shut down at noon. Please work with your teams and any program groups to anticipate problems and facilitate good communication. In those circumstances where there are complicating factors, please consult with your Vice President and she/he can make the judgement call. It is OK, with the expressed permission of your supervisor to work from home tomorrow.

We are expecting another storm on Sunday so be sure to check the School's website first thing Monday AM about our plans. As always, if you find no notice on the website or on the TV/radio it means the School is open.

Snow angels anyone?

Nick

------------------------
Course Evaluations are out!
------------------------
Online course evaluation links have been sent out for fall semester classes. You should be receiving a link in your e-mail for each class you have taken this fall. These evaluations provide important information for learning and improvement, and we are interested in your feedback! All responses are confidential.

*DO check the survey to make sure that the course number indicated matches with the one in the subject line of the e-mail. Also, if you have received e-mails for a number of courses, please familiarize yourself with the appropriate course number for each of your classes, so that you know to which one you are responding. For example, a Systematics professor will not know if you offer a useful response to that course if you put it on the evaluation for your Hebrew class!

If you do not receive an evaluation link for a course, or have questions, please contact the Faculty Office.

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
------------------------
Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

Closed Courses:
CHRS723 - [EL] The Practice of Prayer
CMFE621 - Integrative Seminar
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
ETHI776 - Moaning, Singing and shouting: Spiritual Longing & Enlightenmen in African American Music
OLDT636 - The Crossroads:Interpreting the Book of Job
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematics Theology II -Practitioner Program

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer. By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them. We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS, including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses *** New ***
------------------------
The IT department is aware of a problem with Connect where the student courses are not showing up in the correct sessions. In short, the Academic tab is appears to be listing under "Current Courses" the FA08 and on-campus SP09 courses, and then under "Future Courses" the WI09 and on-line SP09 courses. This problem has been reported to the vendor. As long as you are seeing all of your courses under one of these options, you are all set. Feel free to email the Help Desk, helpdesk@ants.edu, if you have questions.

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

MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

------------------------
Beauty For Sale
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums - with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the service. There will be plenty for all!

Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party!
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
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, December 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Course Evaluations are out!
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues *** Updated ***
- Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Annual Christmas Open House December 18th from 3-5PM
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- Snow Tires
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Course Evaluations are out!
------------------------
Online course evaluation links have been sent out for fall semester classes. You should be receiving a link in your e-mail for each class you have taken this fall. These evaluations provide important information for learning and improvement, and we are interested in your feedback! All responses are confidential.

*DO check the survey to make sure that the course number indicated matches with the one in the subject line of the e-mail. Also, if you have received e-mails for a number of courses, please familiarize yourself with the appropriate course number for each of your classes, so that you know to which one you are responding. For example, a Systematics professor will not know if you offer a useful response to that course if you put it on the evaluation for your Hebrew class!

If you do not receive an evaluation link for a course, or have questions, please contact the Faculty Office.

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
------------------------
Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

Closed Courses:
CHRS723 - [EL] The Practice of Prayer
CMFE621 - Integrative Seminar
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
ETHI776 - Moaning, Singing and shouting: Spiritual Longing & Enlightenmen in African American Music
OLDT636 - The Crossroads:Interpreting the Book of Job
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematics Theology II -Practitioner Program

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer. By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them. We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS, including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses *** New ***
------------------------
The IT department is aware of a problem with Connect where the student courses are not showing up in the correct sessions. In short, the Academic tab is appears to be listing under "Current Courses" the FA08 and on-campus SP09 courses, and then under "Future Courses" the WI09 and on-line SP09 courses. This problem has been reported to the vendor. As long as you are seeing all of your courses under one of these options, you are all set. Feel free to email the Help Desk, helpdesk@ants.edu, if you have questions.

------------------------
Annual Christmas Open House December 18th from 3-5PM
------------------------
Gentle people:
You are all invited to drop by the President's House for our
Annual Christmas Open House
Thursday December 18th
from 3-5PM

Come for a few minutes or stay for a while!
Light refreshments, punch, and wine served (until it runs out!)

Families, guests and students are welcome.

Nick and Debbi Carter

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

MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

------------------------
Beauty For Sale
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums - with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Snow Tires
------------------------
Four FREE excellent snow tires - were on a Jetta for one year in Northern Maine. See Priscilla Deck, x. 209, Dabney 11

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the service. There will be plenty for all!

Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party!
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
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, December 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Course Evaluations are out!
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Annual Christmas Open House December 18th from 3-5PM
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- Snow Tires
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Course Evaluations are out!
------------------------
Online course evaluation links have been sent out for fall semester classes. You should be receiving a link in your e-mail for each class you have taken this fall. These evaluations provide important information for learning and improvement, and we are interested in your feedback! All responses are confidential.

*DO check the survey to make sure that the course number indicated matches with the one in the subject line of the e-mail. Also, if you have received e-mails for a number of courses, please familiarize yourself with the appropriate course number for each of your classes, so that you know to which one you are responding. For example, a Systematics professor will not know if you offer a useful response to that course if you put it on the evaluation for your Hebrew class!

If you do not receive an evaluation link for a course, or have questions, please contact the Faculty Office.

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
------------------------
Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Closed Courses:
CMFE621 - Integrative Seminar
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematics Theology II -Practitioner Program

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer. By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them. We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS, including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses *** New ***
------------------------
The IT department is aware of a problem with Connect where the student courses are not showing up in the correct sessions. In short, the Academic tab is appears to be listing under "Current Courses" the FA08 and on-campus SP09 courses, and then under "Future Courses" the WI09 and on-line SP09 courses. This problem has been reported to the vendor. As long as you are seeing all of your courses under one of these options, you are all set. Feel free to email the Help Desk, helpdesk@ants.edu, if you have questions.

------------------------
Annual Christmas Open House December 18th from 3-5PM
------------------------
Gentle people:
You are all invited to drop by the President's House for our
Annual Christmas Open House
Thursday December 18th
from 3-5PM

Come for a few minutes or stay for a while!
Light refreshments, punch, and wine served (until it runs out!)

Families, guests and students are welcome.

Nick and Debbi Carter

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

MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

------------------------
Beauty For Sale
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums - with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Snow Tires
------------------------
Four FREE excellent snow tires - were on a Jetta for one year in Northern Maine. See Priscilla Deck, x. 209, Dabney 11

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the service. There will be plenty for all!

Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party!
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

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

ANTS Student E-News - Holiday Break Coverage

Andover Newton Theological School will be closed for regular business from noon on Tuesday, December 23 to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 5. Please see the list below for information on mail delivery, bookstore hours, emergency contact information, and other items that may be useful to you during this time. We hope that all of you are able to enjoy time with your friends and family members during this joyous season, and look forward to your return in the new year.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Andover Newton Theological School
(617) 964-1100


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
All departments will be closed except for the following hours and coverage:
- Officers in Charge
- Bookstore Hours
- Library Hours
- Mail Delivery, Including Packages
- Registrar's Office Coverage
- IT Department Coverage
- B&G Holiday Coverage
- Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


------------------------
Officers in Charge
------------------------
During the holiday break the officers in charge will be either
President Nick Carter, x210
or
Academic Dean Bill Herzog, x215

------------------------
Bookstore Hours
------------------------
Week of Dec. 15-19: M-Th 8:30-5:30, F 8:30-4:00
Week of Dec. 22: Mon. 8:30 - 5:30, Tues. 8:30 - 12:00 noon
Closed remainder of the week.
Week of Dec. 29: Mon. & Tues. 8:30 - 5:30, Wed. 8:30 - 1:00
Closed remainder of the week.

------------------------
Library Hours
------------------------
December 12-23 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
December 23-January 4 Closed

------------------------
Mail Delivery, Including Packages
------------------------
Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December 24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5. We have made arrangements with delivery companies (Fed Ex, UPS, and so forth) to deliver all packages to the bookstore. The bookstore will be open from 12/29 through 12/31. The bookstore is closed on Friday, 1/2. Regular mail will be delivered to student boxes 3 times, on Monday, 12/29, Wednesday, 12/31, and Friday, 1/2. Please note that US Postal packages will be delivered to the mailroom as usual because they come with the regular mail. These will be stored in Sturtevant and will be brought over to Dabney on 1/5 for students to pick up then. If you have particular questions or concerns please contact me or Mr. Frank Novo at fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Registrar's office
------------------------
The Registrar's will be checking e-mail twice a day during the school closing time. If you have any registration problems feel free to e-mail Nayda at naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
IT Department Coverage
------------------------
The IT department will be closed from December 24-January 4. During this time period, however, some of the staff members will be monitoring both email and phone messages for problems and will attempt to fix the more urgent issues on a timely basis. If you have questions or concerns, including registration questions, during this time period, please contact:
Emily Leavitt at eleavitt@ants.edu, x221
or
the Help Desk staff at helpdesk@ants.edu, x314

------------------------
B&G Holiday Coverage
------------------------
The Building & Grounds office will be closed from December 24 through January 4, reopening on January 5 '09. There will be B&G staff on campus sporadically throughout this time period to maintain the boilers and take care of any emergency situations. Emergencies should be reported to our after hours answering service at 1-800-505-9459. Please be aware that there will be no one in the office to take work orders off the system. General requests may still be entered in the work order system, but will not be addressed until after the holiday break.

------------------------
Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule
------------------------
December 11th - Last day of Fall Semester Dining Service

January 5th - Dining Services Opened for Inter Session. The Cafeteria will be open 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, with limited service Monday through Friday 1/5 through 1/9 and 1/12 through 1/16.
In addition to hot and cold beverages, chips , cookies, fruit and other snacks we will serve a Continental Breakfast with scrambled eggs till 9:30 am and Salad Bar, Deli Bar and Soup, available from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

January 26th - We will reopen with our regular Monday through Thursday hours and additionally we will open with limited service on Fridays !!!
Hours on Friday will be 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Salad Bar, Deli Bar, Soup will be available in addition to hot and cold beverages, chips, cookies and fresh fruit.
Happiest of holidays to all and best wishes for a healthy and peace filled New Year!!!

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

Monday, December 15, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, December 15th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Course Evaluations are out!
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses *** New ***
- Annual Christmas Open House December 18th from 3-5PM
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Winter Break Schedules
- Mail Delivery, Including Packages, over Christmas Break
- Library Holiday Break Schedule
- IT Holiday Break Schedule
- Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- Snow Tires
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Course Evaluations are out!
------------------------
Online course evaluation links have been sent out for fall semester classes. You should be receiving a link in your e-mail for each class you have taken this fall. These evaluations provide important information for learning and improvement, and we are interested in your feedback! All responses are confidential.

*DO check the survey to make sure that the course number indicated matches with the one in the subject line of the e-mail. Also, if you have received e-mails for a number of courses, please familiarize yourself with the appropriate course number for each of your classes, so that you know to which one you are responding. For example, a Systematics professor will not know if you offer a useful response to that course if you put it on the evaluation for your Hebrew class!

If you do not receive an evaluation link for a course, or have questions, please contact the Faculty Office.

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
------------------------
Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Closed Courses:
CMFE621 - Integrative Seminar
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematics Theology II -Practitioner Program

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer. By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them. We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS, including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses *** New ***
------------------------
The IT department is aware of a problem with Connect where the student courses are not showing up in the correct sessions. In short, the Academic tab is appears to be listing under "Current Courses" the FA08 and on-campus SP09 courses, and then under "Future Courses" the WI09 and on-line SP09 courses. This problem has been reported to the vendor. As long as you are seeing all of your courses under one of these options, you are all set. Feel free to email the Help Desk, helpdesk@ants.edu, if you have questions.

------------------------
Annual Christmas Open House December 18th from 3-5PM
------------------------
Gentle people:
You are all invited to drop by the President's House for our
Annual Christmas Open House
Thursday December 18th
from 3-5PM

Come for a few minutes or stay for a while!
Light refreshments, punch, and wine served (until it runs out!)

Families, guests and students are welcome.

Nick and Debbi Carter

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

++++++++++++++++
Winter Break Schedules
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Mail Delivery, Including Packages, over Christmas Break
------------------------
Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December 24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5. We have made arrangements with delivery companies (Fed Ex, UPS, and so forth) to deliver all packages to the bookstore. The bookstore will be open from 12/29 through 12/31. The bookstore is closed on Friday, 1/2. Regular mail will be delivered to student boxes 3 times, on Monday, 12/29, Wednesday, 12/31, and Friday, 1/2. Please note that US Postal packages will be delivered to the mailroom as usual because they come with the regular mail. These will be stored in Sturtevant and will be brought over to Dabney on 1/5 for students to pick up then. If you have particular questions or concerns please contact me or Mr. Frank Novo at fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library Holiday Break Schedule
------------------------
Library holiday break schedule:
December 12-23 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed
December 24-January 4 TBA

------------------------
IT Holiday Break Schedule
------------------------
The IT department will be closed from December 24-January 4. During this time period, however, some of the staff members will be monitoring both email and phone messages for problems and will attempt to fix the more urgent issues on a timely basis. If you have questions or concerns during this time period, please contact:
Emily Leavitt at eleavitt@ants.edu, x221
or
the Help Desk staff at helpdesk@ants.edu, x314

------------------------
Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule
------------------------
December 11th - Last day of Fall Semester Dining Service

January 5th - Dining Services Opened for Inter Session. The Cafeteria will be open 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, with limited service Monday through Friday 1/5 through 1/9 and 1/12 through 1/16.
In addition to hot and cold beverages, chips , cookies, fruit and other snacks we will serve a Continental Breakfast with scrambled eggs till 9:30 am and Salad Bar, Deli Bar and Soup, available from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

January 26th - We will reopen with our regular Monday through Thursday hours and additionally we will open with limited service on Fridays !!!
Hours on Friday will be 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Salad Bar, Deli Bar, Soup will be available in addition to hot and cold beverages, chips, cookies and fresh fruit.
Happiest of holidays to all and best wishes for a healthy and peace filled New Year!!!

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------

MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

------------------------
Beauty For Sale
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums - with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Snow Tires
------------------------
Four FREE excellent snow tires - were on a Jetta for one year in Northern Maine. See Priscilla Deck, x. 209, Dabney 11

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the service. There will be plenty for all!

Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party!
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
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, December 12, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, December 12th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Course Evaluations are out! *** New ***
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses *** New ***
- Annual Christmas Open House December 18th from 3-5PM
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Winter Break Schedules
- Mail Delivery, Including Packages, over Christmas Break
- Library Holiday Break Schedule
- IT Holiday Break Schedule *** New ***
- Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- Snow Tires
- ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church

- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Course Evaluations are out! *** New ***
------------------------
Online course evaluation links have been sent out for fall semester
classes. You should be receiving a link in your e-mail for each class
you have taken this fall. These evaluations provide important
information for learning and improvement, and we are interested in your
feedback! All responses are confidential.

*DO check the survey to make sure that the course number indicated
matches with the one in the subject line of the e-mail. Also, if you
have received e-mails for a number of courses, please familiarize
yourself with the appropriate course number for each of your classes, so
that you know to which one you are responding. For example, a
Systematics professor will not know if you offer a useful response to
that course if you put it on the evaluation for your Hebrew class!

If you do not receive an evaluation link for a course, or have
questions, please contact the Faculty Office.

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
------------------------
Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Closed Courses:
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical
Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematics Theology II -Practitioner Program

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that
describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum
transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you
plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the
new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old
Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change
or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into
which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the
future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament
course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to
take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options
offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students
will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change
curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain
maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your
questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the
community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual
and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive
experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem
Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a
psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean
Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher
College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at
the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an
M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative
practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they
relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in
issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or
email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant
room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per
session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling
sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work
with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more
intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses *** New ***
------------------------
The IT department is aware of a problem with Connect where the student
courses are not showing up in the correct sessions. In short, the
Academic tab is appears to be listing under "Current Courses" the FA08
and on-campus SP09 courses, and then under "Future Courses" the WI09 and
on-line SP09 courses. This problem has been reported to the vendor. As
long as you are seeing all of your courses under one of these options,
you are all set. Feel free to email the Help Desk, helpdesk@ants.edu, if
you have questions.

------------------------
Annual Christmas Open House December 18th from 3-5PM
------------------------
Gentle people:
You are all invited to drop by the President's House for our
Annual Christmas Open House
Thursday December 18th
from 3-5PM

Come for a few minutes or stay for a while!
Light refreshments, punch, and wine served (until it runs out!)

Families, guests and students are welcome.

Nick and Debbi Carter

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

++++++++++++++++
Winter Break Schedules
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Mail Delivery, Including Packages, over Christmas Break
------------------------
Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December
24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5. We have made
arrangements with delivery companies (Fed Ex, UPS, and so forth) to
deliver all packages to the bookstore. The bookstore will be open from
12/29 through 12/31. The bookstore is closed on Friday, 1/2. Regular
mail will be delivered to student boxes 3 times, on Monday, 12/29,
Wednesday, 12/31, and Friday, 1/2. Please note that US Postal packages
will be delivered to the mailroom as usual because they come with the
regular mail. These will be stored in Sturtevant and will be brought
over to Dabney on 1/5 for students to pick up then. If you have
particular questions or concerns please contact me or Mr. Frank Novo at
fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library Holiday Break Schedule
------------------------
Library holiday break schedule:
December 12-23 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed
December 24-January 4 TBA

------------------------
IT Holiday Break Schedule *** New ***
------------------------
The IT department will be closed from December 24-January 4. During
this time period, however, some of the staff members will be monitoring
both email and phone messages for problems and will attempt to fix the
more urgent issues on a timely basis. If you have questions or concerns
during this time period, please contact:
Emily Leavitt at eleavitt@ants.edu, x221
or
the Help Desk staff at helpdesk@ants.edu, x314

------------------------
Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule
------------------------
December 11th - Last day of Fall Semester Dining Service

January 5th - Dining Services Opened for Inter Session. The Cafeteria
will be open 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, with limited service Monday through
Friday 1/5 through 1/9 and 1/12 through 1/16.
In addition to hot and cold beverages, chips , cookies, fruit and other
snacks we will serve a Continental Breakfast with scrambled eggs till
9:30 am and Salad Bar, Deli Bar and Soup, available from 9:30 am to 2:00
pm.

January 26th - We will reopen with our regular Monday through Thursday
hours and additionally we will open with limited service on Fridays !!!
Hours on Friday will be 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Salad Bar, Deli Bar,
Soup will be available in addition to hot and cold beverages, chips,
cookies and fresh fruit.
Happiest of holidays to all and best wishes for a healthy and peace
filled New Year!!!

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA Announcements
------------------------

MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of
service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is
organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining
us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The
event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

------------------------
Beauty For Sale
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at
Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings
for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums -
with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and
discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you
love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or
Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot
Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Snow Tires
------------------------
Four FREE excellent snow tires - were on a Jetta for one year in
Northern Maine. See Priscilla Deck, x. 209, Dabney 11

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church
------------------------
Our Own Marion Easterling has invited us to fellowship at Old West
Methodist Church (http://www.oldwestchurch.org/) where he pastors for
their 11am service on Sunday December 14th. Our own Ngozi Robinson will
be the preacher of the hour!

This is a great opportunity to praise God for making it through the
semester and to spend some time with each other. Join us and bring a
friend!

Please contact Ngozi Robinson with any questions (nrobinson@ants.edu).
You can also RSVP on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100644970262

***
Old West Church is located at the corner of Cambridge Street and
Staniford Street, near Government Center, Massachusetts General
Hospital, and the Holiday Inn. The map below indicates our exact
location. We are able to provide validated parking on Saturday and
Sunday for 50¢ at the Charles River Plaza UNDERGROUND parking garage
(not the above-ground parking lot). Be sure we stamp your parking claim
ticket!

The MBTA offers four subway stations that are a ten minute walk from
the church.
*Green and Blue lines - Government Center
*Blue line - Bowdoin Station is open Monday - Friday until 6:30 pm
*Red line - Charles/MGH
*Orange line - North Station & Haymarket

------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

------------------------
Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
------------------------
10am - 3pm Monday, December 15th
Center Congregational Church-Lynnfield
5 Summer St
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Are you a Reformer, a Helper, an Achiever, an Individualist, an
Investigator, a Loyalist, an Enthusiast, a Challenger, a Peacemaker?

Find out about your personality type and how you can identify and
relate to others.

Herb Pearce, has been practicing psychotherapy and teaching workshops
and trainings for 25 years. He is well-known as an Enneagram teacher and
trainer, having led over 1500 workshops and trainings on this topic
locally and nationwide.

Sliding fee based on number of attendees.

Limit of 20 people
Registration required by noon on Thursday, December 11th
Includes lunch
Contact Amy at 603.890.6767 x 106

------------------------
Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to
February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street
Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another
full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one
hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the
oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you
all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the
service. There will be plenty for all!

Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party!
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived
in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas
presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
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, December 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, December 11th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Mail Delivery, Including Packages, over Christmas Break
- Library Holiday Break Schedule *** New ***
- Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule
- Annual Christmas Open House *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- SA Office Hours
- Morning Worship Continues Finals Week!
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- Free bureau/dresser *** New ***
- Snow Tires *** New ***
- ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church

- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- 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 & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
------------------------
Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Closed Courses:
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical
Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematics Theology II -Practitioner Program

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that
describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum
transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you
plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the
new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old
Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change
or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into
which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the
future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament
course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to
take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options
offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students
will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change
curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain
maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your
questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the
community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual
and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive
experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem
Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a
psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean
Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher
College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at
the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an
M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative
practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they
relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in
issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or
email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant
room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per
session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling
sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work
with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more
intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Mail Delivery, Including Packages, over Christmas Break
------------------------
Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December
24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5. We have made
arrangements with delivery companies (Fed Ex, UPS, and so forth) to
deliver all packages to the bookstore. The bookstore will be open from
12/29 through 12/31. The bookstore is closed on Friday, 1/2. Regular
mail will be delivered to student boxes 3 times, on Monday, 12/29,
Wednesday, 12/31, and Friday, 1/2. Please note that US Postal packages
will be delivered to the mailroom as usual because they come with the
regular mail. These will be stored in Sturtevant and will be brought
over to Dabney on 1/5 for students to pick up then. If you have
particular questions or concerns please contact me or Mr. Frank Novo at
fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Library Holiday Break Schedule *** New ***
------------------------
Library holiday break schedule:
December 12-23 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

December 24-January 4 TBA

------------------------
Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule
------------------------
December 11th - Last day of Fall Semester Dining Service

January 5th - Dining Services Opened for Inter Session. The Cafeteria
will be open 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, with limited service Monday through
Friday 1/5 through 1/9 and 1/12 through 1/16.
In addition to hot and cold beverages, chips , cookies, fruit and other
snacks we will serve a Continental Breakfast with scrambled eggs till
9:30 am and Salad Bar, Deli Bar and Soup, available from 9:30 am to 2:00
pm.

January 26th - We will reopen with our regular Monday through Thursday
hours and additionally we will open with limited service on Fridays !!!
Hours on Friday will be 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Salad Bar, Deli Bar,
Soup will be available in addition to hot and cold beverages, chips,
cookies and fresh fruit.
Happiest of holidays to all and best wishes for a healthy and peace
filled New Year!!!

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

------------------------
Annual Christmas Open House *** New ***
------------------------
Gentle people:

You are all invited to drop by the President's House for our

Annual Christmas Open House
Thursday December 18th
from 3-5PM

Come for a few minutes or stay for a while!
Light refreshments, punch, and wine served (until it runs out!)

Families, guests and students are welcome.

Nick and Debbi Carter

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

MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of
service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is
organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining
us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The
event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

SA Office Hours
There will be regular SA office hours the week of the 8th. After that
there will be no office hours until the Spring semester. As always, we
are available via internet or catch us around campus.

------------------------
Morning Worship Continues Finals Week!
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue ALL of next week. Join us at 8:15 a.m.
in the small prayer room on the ground level of Wilson Chapel.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Beauty For Sale
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at
Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings
for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums -
with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and
discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you
love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or
Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot
Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Free bureau/dresser *** New ***
------------------------
I am leaving campus on Friday for good and have a used 7-drawer, 1 door
bureau/dresser I do not need. If anyone is interested, I live in Kendall
#13. Phone 609.577.8740.
You will need to retrieve it by Friday, Dec 12, probably no later than
10AM.

Brenda Hermanson

------------------------
Snow Tires *** New ***
------------------------
Four FREE excellent snow tires - were on a Jetta for one year in
Northern Maine. See Priscilla Deck, x. 209, Dabney 11

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church
*** New ***
------------------------
Our Own Marion Easterling has invited us to fellowship at Old West
Methodist Church (http://www.oldwestchurch.org/) where he pastors for
their 11am service on Sunday December 14th. Our own Ngozi Robinson will
be the preacher of the hour!

This is a great opportunity to praise God for making it through the
semester and to spend some time with each other. Join us and bring a
friend!

Please contact Ngozi Robinson with any questions (nrobinson@ants.edu).
You can also RSVP on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100644970262

***
Old West Church is located at the corner of Cambridge Street and
Staniford Street, near Government Center, Massachusetts General
Hospital, and the Holiday Inn. The map below indicates our exact
location. We are able to provide validated parking on Saturday and
Sunday for 50¢ at the Charles River Plaza UNDERGROUND parking garage
(not the above-ground parking lot). Be sure we stamp your parking claim
ticket!

The MBTA offers four subway stations that are a ten minute walk from
the church.
*Green and Blue lines - Government Center
*Blue line - Bowdoin Station is open Monday - Friday until 6:30 pm
*Red line - Charles/MGH
*Orange line - North Station & Haymarket

------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

------------------------
Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
------------------------
10am - 3pm Monday, December 15th
Center Congregational Church-Lynnfield
5 Summer St
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Are you a Reformer, a Helper, an Achiever, an Individualist, an
Investigator, a Loyalist, an Enthusiast, a Challenger, a Peacemaker?

Find out about your personality type and how you can identify and
relate to others.

Herb Pearce, has been practicing psychotherapy and teaching workshops
and trainings for 25 years. He is well-known as an Enneagram teacher and
trainer, having led over 1500 workshops and trainings on this topic
locally and nationwide.

Sliding fee based on number of attendees.

Limit of 20 people
Registration required by noon on Thursday, December 11th
Includes lunch
Contact Amy at 603.890.6767 x 106

------------------------
Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to
February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street
Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another
full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one
hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the
oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you
all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the
service. There will be plenty for all!

Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party!
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived
in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas
presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
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, December 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Dorm Internet Access On Line
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Mail Delivery, Including Packages, over Christmas Break ***
Updated***
- Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- SA Office Hours
- SA Vice-President Results
- Morning Worship Continues Finals Week!
- Journeys on the Hill 5th annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
NEW Location December 10
- BSF Chapel: Preach-A-Palooza Thursday December 11th
- Congratulations to Nayda Aguila
- Beauty For Sale

Other News and Opportunities:
- ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church

- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Dorm Internet Access Coming On Line
------------------------
Thanks to some dedicated IT and contractor help, the dorm wireless
network is coming back on line. We believe (hope, pray) that all dorms
will have access by the end of the day. If you do not have access,
please feel free to email me at eleavitt@ants.edu with your dorm and
floor so that I can know where to dispatch help tomorrow.

We still have our underlying limited bandwidth problem. So, please be
gentle in your use of the internet while students are working to
complete projects, papers, etc. I am currently working on gathering
proposals for increasing our bandwidth at the best possible cost ratio.

Thank you for your understand, hopes, prayers and concerns for the
health of the IT staff.
Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration
------------------------
Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

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.

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that
describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum
transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you
plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the
new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old
Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change
or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into
which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the
future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament
course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to
take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options
offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students
will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change
curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain
maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your
questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the
community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual
and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive
experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem
Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a
psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean
Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher
College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at
the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an
M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative
practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they
relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in
issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or
email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant
room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per
session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling
sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work
with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more
intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Mail Delivery, Including Packages, over Christmas Break *** Updated***
------------------------
Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December
24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5. We have made
arrangements with delivery companies (Fed Ex, UPS, and so forth) to
deliver all packages to the bookstore. The bookstore will be open from
12/29 through 12/31. The bookstore is closed on Friday, 1/2. Regular
mail will be delivered to student boxes 3 times, on Monday, 12/29,
Wednesday, 12/31, and Friday, 1/2. Please note that US Postal packages
will be delivered to the mailroom as usual because they come with the
regular mail. These will be stored in Sturtevant and will be brought
over to Dabney on 1/5 for students to pick up then. If you have
particular questions or concerns please contact me or Mr. Frank Novo at
fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Dining Services December 08 and January 09 Schedule *** New ***
------------------------
December 11th - Last day of Fall Semester Dining Service

January 5th - Dining Services Opened for Inter Session. The Cafeteria
will be open 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, with limited service Monday through
Friday 1/5 through 1/9 and 1/12 through 1/16.
In addition to hot and cold beverages, chips , cookies, fruit and other
snacks we will serve a Continental Breakfast with scrambled eggs till
9:30 am and Salad Bar, Deli Bar and Soup, available from 9:30 am to 2:00
pm.

January 26th - We will reopen with our regular Monday through Thursday
hours and additionally we will open with limited service on Fridays !!!
Hours on Friday will be 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Salad Bar, Deli Bar,
Soup will be available in addition to hot and cold beverages, chips,
cookies and fresh fruit.
Happiest of holidays to all and best wishes for a healthy and peace
filled New Year!!!

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

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

MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of
service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is
organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining
us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The
event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

SA Office Hours
There will be regular SA office hours the week of the 8th. After that
there will be no office hours until the Spring semester. As always, we
are available via internet or catch us around campus.

SA Vice-President Results
The Andover Newton community has spoken! 46 people (a possible
record?!) voted in this week's election, and the votes were equally
split between our two Vice-Presidential candidates, Tim Trussel-Smith
and Brandon Harrington. Brandon and Tim have agreed to accept the
position as co-vice presidents. The Student Asocciation sends our
congratulations to them both, and thanks everyone for taking the time to
vote. It is wonderful to witness all the different ways people get
involved on campus--thank you!

------------------------
Morning Worship Continues Finals Week!
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue ALL of next week. Join us at 8:15 a.m.
in the small prayer room on the ground level of Wilson Chapel.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
NEW Location December 10
------------------------
NEW LOCATION IS BERKLEY LOUNGE
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
5 - 7 PM

Please join Journeys on the Hill for the fifth annual "Celebration of
Light in Darkness" winter gathering in the spirit of Advent, Chanukah,
and Christmas.

We'll sing songs, share stories, see some fun improv theater and
journey round the world to experience varied ways people connect to this
holiday season.

Plus delicious latkes (potato pancakes traditional to Chanukah),
holiday treats and warm drinks.

Please come together in joy and celebration!

Journeys on the Hill is the interfaith student collaboration between
Andover Newton and Hebrew College. All students, staff, faculty, and
friends are warmly welcome.

Berkeley Lounge is at the end of the quad near Wilson Chapel on the
Andover Newton campus. Enter the door between Kendall Hall and Fuller
Hall.

Leslie Becknell Marx
404-583-6064 | Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com | 148C Herrick Rd. |
Newton, MA 02459

------------------------
BSF Chapel: Preach-A-Palooza Thursday December 11th
------------------------
Join us for the last Chapel service of the semester!

Preach-A-Palooza will feature several 5 minute Sermonettes from ANTS
students and special musical guests.
*****
Preaching in the Black Church Tradition at Andover-Newton Theological
School is a monthly worship service that was started by former professor
of preaching, Dr. Eddie O¹Neal more than 29 years ago. It continues to
provide an open and responsive space for those seeking to participate in
the unique preaching, practices and worship experiences founded and
grounded in the history, traditions and culture of the African American
church.

------------------------
Congratulations to Nayda Aguila!
------------------------
The Latino y Latina Student Fellowship wants to Congratulate on the
birth of granddaughter of Nayda Aguila .They have a beautiful new baby
born this past Saturday at 3:00am. Stop by the office and Congratulate
Nayda on being a new Grandmother.

May God bless them with good health, love and happiness always.
Blessing,

Ramona
Latino y Latina Student Fellowship

------------------------
Beauty For Sale
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at
Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings
for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums -
with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and
discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you
love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or
Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot
Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church
*** New ***
------------------------
Our Own Marion Easterling has invited us to fellowship at Old West
Methodist Church (http://www.oldwestchurch.org/) where he pastors for
their 11am service on Sunday December 14th. Our own Ngozi Robinson will
be the preacher of the hour!

This is a great opportunity to praise God for making it through the
semester and to spend some time with each other. Join us and bring a
friend!

Please contact Ngozi Robinson with any questions (nrobinson@ants.edu).
You can also RSVP on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100644970262

***
Old West Church is located at the corner of Cambridge Street and
Staniford Street, near Government Center, Massachusetts General
Hospital, and the Holiday Inn. The map below indicates our exact
location. We are able to provide validated parking on Saturday and
Sunday for 50¢ at the Charles River Plaza UNDERGROUND parking garage
(not the above-ground parking lot). Be sure we stamp your parking claim
ticket!

The MBTA offers four subway stations that are a ten minute walk from
the church.
*Green and Blue lines - Government Center
*Blue line - Bowdoin Station is open Monday - Friday until 6:30 pm
*Red line - Charles/MGH
*Orange line - North Station & Haymarket

------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

------------------------
Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
------------------------
10am - 3pm Monday, December 15th
Center Congregational Church-Lynnfield
5 Summer St
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Are you a Reformer, a Helper, an Achiever, an Individualist, an
Investigator, a Loyalist, an Enthusiast, a Challenger, a Peacemaker?

Find out about your personality type and how you can identify and
relate to others.

Herb Pearce, has been practicing psychotherapy and teaching workshops
and trainings for 25 years. He is well-known as an Enneagram teacher and
trainer, having led over 1500 workshops and trainings on this topic
locally and nationwide.

Sliding fee based on number of attendees.

Limit of 20 people
Registration required by noon on Thursday, December 11th
Includes lunch
Contact Amy at 603.890.6767 x 106

------------------------
Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to
February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street
Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another
full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one
hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the
oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you
all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the
service. There will be plenty for all!

Everyone is also invited to Toni's Installation Service at Hadwen Park
Congregational Church in Worcester, MA on 2/22/08 at 3PM where she will
be installed as the Associate Pastor and Director of Youth and Christian
Education. This will be the only UCC church in the country with a white
UCC Woman (Rev. Judith Hanlon, Sr. Pastor) and a black Baptist Woman in
Pastoral Leadership. The Preacher of the afternoon will be The Rev.
Dr. Kirk Byron Jones, who will be joined by the very talented
saxophonist Kathleen Abel. A reception follows. Please RSVP if you
will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception.
Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party!
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived
in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas
presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
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, December 09, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Dorm Internet Access Coming On Line *** NEW ***
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Mail Delivery over Christmas Break
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- SA Office Hours
- SA Vice-President Results
- Morning Worship Continues Finals Week!
- FEELING STRESSED? NEED A BREAK? Come to Chapel, December 10th
- Journeys on the Hill 5th annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
NEW Location December 10
- BSF Chapel: Preach-A-Palooza Thursday December 11th
- Congratulations to Nayda Aguila
- Beauty For Sale
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe

Other News and Opportunities:
- ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church

- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Show your colors at your next slumber party!
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Dorm Internet Access Coming On Line *** NEW ***
------------------------
Thanks to some dedicated IT and contractor help, the dorm wireless
network is coming back on line. We believe (hope, pray) that all dorms
will have access by the end of the day. If you do not have access,
please feel free to email me at eleavitt@ants.edu with your dorm and
floor so that I can know where to dispatch help tomorrow.

We still have our underlying limited bandwidth problem. So, please be
gentle in your use of the internet while students are working to
complete projects, papers, etc. I am currently working on gathering
proposals for increasing our bandwidth at the best possible cost ratio.

Thank you for your understand, hopes, prayers and concerns for the
health of the IT staff.
Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration
------------------------
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

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that
describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum
transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you
plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the
new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old
Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change
or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into
which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the
future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament
course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to
take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options
offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students
will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change
curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain
maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your
questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the
community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual
and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive
experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem
Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a
psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean
Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher
College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at
the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an
M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative
practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they
relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in
issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or
email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant
room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per
session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling
sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work
with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more
intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Mail Delivery over Christmas Break
------------------------
Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December
24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5, no package delivery will
be available during that time. Regular mail will be delivered to
student boxes 3 times, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you are
expecting important packages you may want to insure that they reach you
prior to Dec. 24 or have them held at the Newton Centre Post Office for
you. If you have particular questions or concerns please contact Mr.
Frank Novo at fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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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

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Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
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SA Announcements
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MLK Day of Service Opportunity
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of
service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is
organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining
us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The
event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

SA Office Hours
There will be regular SA office hours the week of the 8th. After that
there will be no office hours until the Spring semester. As always, we
are available via internet or catch us around campus.

SA Vice-President Results
The Andover Newton community has spoken! 46 people (a possible
record?!) voted in this week's election, and the votes were equally
split between our two Vice-Presidential candidates, Tim Trussel-Smith
and Brandon Harrington. Brandon and Tim have agreed to accept the
position as co-vice presidents. The Student Asocciation sends our
congratulations to them both, and thanks everyone for taking the time to
vote. It is wonderful to witness all the different ways people get
involved on campus--thank you!

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Morning Worship Continues Finals Week!
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Morning Worship will continue ALL of next week. Join us at 8:15 a.m.
in the small prayer room on the ground level of Wilson Chapel.

Morgan R. McLean

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FEELING STRESSED? NEED A BREAK? Come to Chapel, December 10th
------------------------
THEN TAKE A DEEP BREATH-- AND SING!
(Or bring an instrument to play or a song to offer!)

INFORMAL ADVENT/CHRISTMAS HYMN-SING
AND DEDICATION OF SHOEBOXES AND TOYS
Wednesday, December 11
1:00 p.m.
Wilson Chapel

COME AS YOU ARE--LEAVE INSPIRED!

And to add to your inspiration, consider participating in two great
opportunities to spread the true meaning of Christmas:

1. Shoebox Ministry (see notice below)
2. Toys for Children of Low Wage Workers
The Eastern Service Workers Association (ESWA), where some of you
volunteered on Community Day, is holding their annual Christmas toy
drive to help low income workers afford toys for their children. So far
they've received requests on behalf of 240 children. They need toys in
the following categories:

Ages 0-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15
years, and 16-18 years. The children aged 13-18 have made requests for
CDs, sporting goods, and computer games. Stuffed animals are a commonly
requested item for younger children.

If you would like to contribute a toy please bring it unwrapped either
to the Wednesday Community Worship service or to Dean Nancy Nienhuis'
office (Worcester 204) by Tuesday, December 16.

For any questions about either of these opportunities please contact:
Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu

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Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
NEW Location December 10
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NEW LOCATION IS BERKLEY LOUNGE
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
5 - 7 PM

Please join Journeys on the Hill for the fifth annual "Celebration of
Light in Darkness" winter gathering in the spirit of Advent, Chanukah,
and Christmas.

We'll sing songs, share stories, see some fun improv theater and
journey round the world to experience varied ways people connect to this
holiday season.

Plus delicious latkes (potato pancakes traditional to Chanukah),
holiday treats and warm drinks.

Please come together in joy and celebration!

Journeys on the Hill is the interfaith student collaboration between
Andover Newton and Hebrew College. All students, staff, faculty, and
friends are warmly welcome.

Berkeley Lounge is at the end of the quad near Wilson Chapel on the
Andover Newton campus. Enter the door between Kendall Hall and Fuller
Hall.

Leslie Becknell Marx
404-583-6064 | Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com | 148C Herrick Rd. |
Newton, MA 02459

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BSF Chapel: Preach-A-Palooza Thursday December 11th
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Join us for the last Chapel service of the semester!

Preach-A-Palooza will feature several 5 minute Sermonettes from ANTS
students and special musical guests.
*****
Preaching in the Black Church Tradition at Andover-Newton Theological
School is a monthly worship service that was started by former professor
of preaching, Dr. Eddie O¹Neal more than 29 years ago. It continues to
provide an open and responsive space for those seeking to participate in
the unique preaching, practices and worship experiences founded and
grounded in the history, traditions and culture of the African American
church.

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Congratulations to Nayda Aguila!
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The Latino y Latina Student Fellowship wants to Congratulate on the
birth of granddaughter of Nayda Aguila .They have a beautiful new baby
born this past Saturday at 3:00am. Stop by the office and Congratulate
Nayda on being a new Grandmother.

May God bless them with good health, love and happiness always.
Blessing,

Ramona
Latino y Latina Student Fellowship

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Beauty For Sale
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Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at
Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings
for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums -
with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and
discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you
love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or
Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot
Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

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Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe
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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

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Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
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ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church
*** New ***
------------------------
Our Own Marion Easterling has invited us to fellowship at Old West
Methodist Church (http://www.oldwestchurch.org/) where he pastors for
their 11am service on Sunday December 14th. Our own Ngozi Robinson will
be the preacher of the hour!

This is a great opportunity to praise God for making it through the
semester and to spend some time with each other. Join us and bring a
friend!

Please contact Ngozi Robinson with any questions (nrobinson@ants.edu).
You can also RSVP on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100644970262

***
Old West Church is located at the corner of Cambridge Street and
Staniford Street, near Government Center, Massachusetts General
Hospital, and the Holiday Inn. The map below indicates our exact
location. We are able to provide validated parking on Saturday and
Sunday for 50¢ at the Charles River Plaza UNDERGROUND parking garage
(not the above-ground parking lot). Be sure we stamp your parking claim
ticket!

The MBTA offers four subway stations that are a ten minute walk from
the church.
*Green and Blue lines - Government Center
*Blue line - Bowdoin Station is open Monday - Friday until 6:30 pm
*Red line - Charles/MGH
*Orange line - North Station & Haymarket

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First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

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Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
------------------------
10am - 3pm Monday, December 15th
Center Congregational Church-Lynnfield
5 Summer St
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Are you a Reformer, a Helper, an Achiever, an Individualist, an
Investigator, a Loyalist, an Enthusiast, a Challenger, a Peacemaker?

Find out about your personality type and how you can identify and
relate to others.

Herb Pearce, has been practicing psychotherapy and teaching workshops
and trainings for 25 years. He is well-known as an Enneagram teacher and
trainer, having led over 1500 workshops and trainings on this topic
locally and nationwide.

Sliding fee based on number of attendees.

Limit of 20 people
Registration required by noon on Thursday, December 11th
Includes lunch
Contact Amy at 603.890.6767 x 106

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Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to
February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street
Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another
full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one
hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the
oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you
all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the
service. There will be plenty for all!

Everyone is also invited to Toni's Installation Service at Hadwen Park
Congregational Church in Worcester, MA on 2/22/08 at 3PM where she will
be installed as the Associate Pastor and Director of Youth and Christian
Education. This will be the only UCC church in the country with a white
UCC Woman (Rev. Judith Hanlon, Sr. Pastor) and a black Baptist Woman in
Pastoral Leadership. The Preacher of the afternoon will be The Rev.
Dr. Kirk Byron Jones, who will be joined by the very talented
saxophonist Kathleen Abel. A reception follows. Please RSVP if you
will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception.
Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

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Show your colors at your next slumber party!
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Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived
in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas
presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

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BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

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One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street.
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One bedroom apartment in Newton Centre, steps from the Newton Centre T
stop, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops in a great building with
loads of character, and inside the building is very quiet alongside of
the
activity going on outside in the center.
Very spacious bedroom, eat-in-kitchen, and living room with bay windows
overlooking the shops on
Union Street. ANTS is just up the hill. Hard wood floors throughout
the apartment and 10+ foot ceilings. Very spacious feel and filled with
sunlight. Municipal parking lot behind the building so parking is
rarely an issue; overnight parking in this lot is free and year-round
with a City of Newton resident sticker. Laundry in the basement.

The rent is $1375/month and includes heat, hot water and cable TV.
Free internet for the past four years from the nearby shops. Available
as of Feb. 1 but possibility of January 1.
Please contact:
Chris Kowalcky
617-527-6167.

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Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
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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.

** 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, December 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, December 8th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Congratulations to
- Making Progress on Internet Connection *** Update ***
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Mail Delivery over Christmas Break
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity
- SA Office Hours
- SA Vice-President Results
- Morning Worship Continues Finals Week!
- BGLANTS Worship Service, Tuesday, December 9th
- FEELING STRESSED? NEED A BREAK? Come to Chapel, December 10th *** New
***
- Journeys on the Hill 5th annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
NEW Location December 10 *** Updated ***
- BSF Chapel: Preach-A-Palooza Thursday December 11th
- Congratulations to Nayda Aguila *** New ***
- Beauty For Sale
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe

Other News and Opportunities:
- ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church

- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th *** New ***
- Show your colors at your next slumber party! *** New ***
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

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Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
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Making Progress on Internet Connection *** Update ***
------------------------
Verizon has confirmed that there are significant problems in the T1
wiring for the Administrative network, which includes the public ANTS
wireless network. We will be scheduling this line to be fixed after the
end of the semester and after the dorm line is up and running.

We are also continuing to work on installing a new router for the dorm
line.
*** we're like "this" close ***

Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

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

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Spring 2009 Registration
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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

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Spring 2009 New Course
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INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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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

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Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition *** New ***
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that
describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum
transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you
plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the
new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old
Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change
or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into
which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the
future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament
course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to
take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options
offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students
will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change
curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain
maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your
questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

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Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the
community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual
and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive
experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem
Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a
psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean
Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher
College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at
the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an
M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative
practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they
relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in
issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or
email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant
room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per
session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling
sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work
with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more
intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Mail Delivery over Christmas Break *** New ***
------------------------
Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December
24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5, no package delivery will
be available during that time. Regular mail will be delivered to
student boxes 3 times, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you are
expecting important packages you may want to insure that they reach you
prior to Dec. 24 or have them held at the Newton Centre Post Office for
you. If you have particular questions or concerns please contact Mr.
Frank Novo at fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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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:
++++++++++++++++
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SA Announcements
------------------------

MLK Day of Service Opportunity *** New ***
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of
service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is
organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining
us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The
event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

SA Office Hours *** New ***
There will be regular SA office hours the week of the 8th. After that
there will be no office hours until the Spring semester. As always, we
are available via internet or catch us around campus.

SA Vice-President Results *** New ***
The Andover Newton community has spoken! 46 people (a possible
record?!) voted in this week's election, and the votes were equally
split between our two Vice-Presidential candidates, Tim Trussel-Smith
and Brandon Harrington. Brandon and Tim have agreed to accept the
position as co-vice presidents. The Student Asocciation sends our
congratulations to them both, and thanks everyone for taking the time to
vote. It is wonderful to witness all the different ways people get
involved on campus--thank you!

------------------------
Morning Worship Continues Finals Week! *** New ***
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue ALL of next week. Join us at 8:15 a.m.
in the small prayer room on the ground level of Wilson Chapel.

Morgan R. McLean

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BGLANTS Worship Service, Tuesday, December 9th *** New ***
------------------------
Mark your calendars! BGLANTS will have its regular 2nd Tuesday of the
month worship service, Emilia Halstead, Dusty Kenton, Maureen Frescott
and Jason Boyd will be breaking open the bread of Hope. Service time is
1pm at Wilson Chapel. Hope to see you there.

------------------------
FEELING STRESSED? NEED A BREAK? Come to Chapel, December 10th *** New
***
------------------------
FEELING STRESSED? NEED A BREAK?

THEN TAKE A DEEP BREATH-- AND SING!
(Or bring an instrument to play or a song to offer!)

INFORMAL ADVENT/CHRISTMAS HYMN-SING
AND DEDICATION OF SHOEBOXES AND TOYS
Wednesday, December 11
1:00 p.m.
Wilson Chapel

COME AS YOU ARE--LEAVE INSPIRED!

And to add to your inspiration, consider participating in two great
opportunities to spread the true meaning of Christmas:

1. Shoebox Ministry (see notice below)
2. Toys for Children of Low Wage Workers
The Eastern Service Workers Association (ESWA), where some of you
volunteered on Community Day, is holding their annual Christmas toy
drive to help low income workers afford toys for their children. So far
they've received requests on behalf of 240 children. They need toys in
the following categories:

Ages 0-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15
years, and 16-18 years. The children aged 13-18 have made requests for
CDs, sporting goods, and computer games. Stuffed animals are a commonly
requested item for younger children.

If you would like to contribute a toy please bring it unwrapped either
to the Wednesday Community Worship service or to Dean Nancy Nienhuis'
office (Worcester 204) by Tuesday, December 16.

For any questions about either of these opportunities please contact:
Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu

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Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
NEW Location December 10 *** Updated ***
------------------------
NEW LOCATION IS BERKLEY LOUNGE
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
5 - 7 PM

Please join Journeys on the Hill for the fifth annual "Celebration of
Light in Darkness" winter gathering in the spirit of Advent, Chanukah,
and Christmas.

We'll sing songs, share stories, see some fun improv theater and
journey round the world to experience varied ways people connect to this
holiday season.

Plus delicious latkes (potato pancakes traditional to Chanukah),
holiday treats and warm drinks.

Please come together in joy and celebration!

Journeys on the Hill is the interfaith student collaboration between
Andover Newton and Hebrew College. All students, staff, faculty, and
friends are warmly welcome.

Berkeley Lounge is at the end of the quad near Wilson Chapel on the
Andover Newton campus. Enter the door between Kendall Hall and Fuller
Hall.

Leslie Becknell Marx
404-583-6064 | Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com | 148C Herrick Rd. |
Newton, MA 02459

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BSF Chapel: Preach-A-Palooza Thursday December 11th *** New ***
------------------------
Join us for the last Chapel service of the semester!

Preach-A-Palooza will feature several 5 minute Sermonettes from ANTS
students and special musical guests.
*****
Preaching in the Black Church Tradition at Andover-Newton Theological
School is a monthly worship service that was started by former professor
of preaching, Dr. Eddie O¹Neal more than 29 years ago. It continues to
provide an open and responsive space for those seeking to participate in
the unique preaching, practices and worship experiences founded and
grounded in the history, traditions and culture of the African American
church.

------------------------
Congratulations to Nayda Aguila! *** New ***
------------------------
The Latino y Latina Student Fellowship wants to Congratulate on the
birth of granddaughter of Nayda Aguila .They have a beautiful new baby
born this past Saturday at 3:00am. Stop by the office and Congratulate
Nayda on being a new Grandmother.

May God bless them with good health, love and happiness always.
Blessing,

Ramona
Latino y Latina Student Fellowship

------------------------
Beauty For Sale *** New ***
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at
Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings
for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums -
with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and
discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you
love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or
Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot
Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
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ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church
*** New ***
------------------------
Our Own Marion Easterling has invited us to fellowship at Old West
Methodist Church (http://www.oldwestchurch.org/) where he pastors for
their 11am service on Sunday December 14th. Our own Ngozi Robinson will
be the preacher of the hour!

This is a great opportunity to praise God for making it through the
semester and to spend some time with each other. Join us and bring a
friend!

Please contact Ngozi Robinson with any questions (nrobinson@ants.edu).
You can also RSVP on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100644970262

***
Old West Church is located at the corner of Cambridge Street and
Staniford Street, near Government Center, Massachusetts General
Hospital, and the Holiday Inn. The map below indicates our exact
location. We are able to provide validated parking on Saturday and
Sunday for 50¢ at the Charles River Plaza UNDERGROUND parking garage
(not the above-ground parking lot). Be sure we stamp your parking claim
ticket!

The MBTA offers four subway stations that are a ten minute walk from
the church.
*Green and Blue lines - Government Center
*Blue line - Bowdoin Station is open Monday - Friday until 6:30 pm
*Red line - Charles/MGH
*Orange line - North Station & Haymarket

------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

------------------------
Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th *** New ***
------------------------
10am - 3pm Monday, December 15th
Center Congregational Church-Lynnfield
5 Summer St
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Are you a Reformer, a Helper, an Achiever, an Individualist, an
Investigator, a Loyalist, an Enthusiast, a Challenger, a Peacemaker?

Find out about your personality type and how you can identify and
relate to others.

Herb Pearce, has been practicing psychotherapy and teaching workshops
and trainings for 25 years. He is well-known as an Enneagram teacher and
trainer, having led over 1500 workshops and trainings on this topic
locally and nationwide.

Sliding fee based on number of attendees.

Limit of 20 people
Registration required by noon on Thursday, December 11th
Includes lunch
Contact Amy at 603.890.6767 x 106

------------------------
Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th *** New ***
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/ 09 to
February 8, 2009. The Ordination Service will be at Congdon Street
Baptist Church. After three and a half years of seminary and another
full year of discernment, let the dancing begin!

Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032

Toni will be the first woman to be ordained in this Historic one
hundred and ninety year old American Baptist church -- which is the
oldest African-American church in RI. She looks forward to seeing you
all there and hopes you will also plan to attend the reception after the
service. There will be plenty for all!

Everyone is also invited to Toni's Installation Service at Hadwen Park
Congregational Church in Worcester, MA on 2/22/08 at 3PM where she will
be installed as the Associate Pastor and Director of Youth and Christian
Education. This will be the only UCC church in the country with a white
UCC Woman (Rev. Judith Hanlon, Sr. Pastor) and a black Baptist Woman in
Pastoral Leadership. The Preacher of the afternoon will be The Rev.
Dr. Kirk Byron Jones, who will be joined by the very talented
saxophonist Kathleen Abel. A reception follows. Please RSVP if you
will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception.
Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Show your colors at your next slumber party! *** New ***
------------------------
Flannel pajama pants embossed with "Andover Newton" have just arrived
in the bookstore--Black Watch plaid in sizes S-XL. Make great Christmas
presents for your loyal family and friends. Come and see!!

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

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One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street.
------------------------
One bedroom apartment in Newton Centre, steps from the Newton Centre T
stop, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops in a great building with
loads of character, and inside the building is very quiet alongside of
the
activity going on outside in the center.
Very spacious bedroom, eat-in-kitchen, and living room with bay windows
overlooking the shops on
Union Street. ANTS is just up the hill. Hard wood floors throughout
the apartment and 10+ foot ceilings. Very spacious feel and filled with
sunlight. Municipal parking lot behind the building so parking is
rarely an issue; overnight parking in this lot is free and year-round
with a City of Newton resident sticker. Laundry in the basement.

The rent is $1375/month and includes heat, hot water and cable TV.
Free internet for the past four years from the nearby shops. Available
as of Feb. 1 but possibility of January 1.
Please contact:
Chris Kowalcky
617-527-6167.

------------------------
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, December 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, December 5th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Making Progress on Internet Connection *** Update ***
- Computer Lab Access this weekend *** New ***
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition *** New ***
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Mail Delivery over Christmas Break *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- MLK Day of Service Opportunity *** New ***
- SA Office Hours *** New ***
- SA Vice-President Results *** New ***
- Morning Worship Continues Finals Week! *** New ***
- BGLANTS Worship Service, Tuesday, December 9th *** New ***
- Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
December 10
- BSF Chapel: Preach-A-Palooza Thursday December 11th *** New ***
- Beauty For Sale *** New ***
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe

Other News and Opportunities:
- Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th
- ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church
*** New ***
- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th *** New ***
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Making Progress on Internet Connection *** Update ***
------------------------
Verizon has confirmed that there are significant problems in the T1
wiring for the Administrative network, which includes the public ANTS
wireless network. We will be scheduling this line to be fixed after the
end of the semester and after the dorm line is up and running.

We are also continuing to work on installing a new router for the dorm
line.

Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

------------------------
Computer Lab Access this weekend *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Students,

We understand that this has been a particularly tough time given the
lack of internet access on campus. You'll be pleased to know that the
computer lab will be open 24/7 this weekend. We hope that this helps
you as you try to complete your course work. We are extending hours
next week as well. From Monday through Thursday the lab will be open
until midnight daily.

I apologize for the difficulty our computer problems have caused all of
you. We know you're frustrated and we are working as hard as we can to
restore reliable access.

Thank you,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration
------------------------
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

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Addendum on the MDiv Curriculum Transition *** New ***
------------------------
Dear M.Div. students graduating in January 2010 or later:

Greetings to you. You received a letter from me in late November that
describes some important information related to the M.Div. curriculum
transition. Please consider this note an addendum to that letter: As you
plan your spring, 2009 courses, please take into consideration that the
new M.Div. curriculum will include one semester of introductory Old
Testament, whereas now students take two. Therefore, if you will change
or might change over to the new curriculum (see the letter to know into
which category you fall), you will maintain more flexibility in the
future if you now take only one 500-level introductory Old Testament
course. Furthermore, the new curriculum will not require students to
take upper-level Ethics, or a 700 option, although many of the options
offered this spring will meet other requirements. Of course, students
will still receive credit for the courses they have taken if they change
curricula, so again, these tips are meant to help students to maintain
maximum flexibility. Please speak with Nayda Aguila or me with your
questions.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the
community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual
and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive
experience. She is trained in spiritual direction through the Shalem
Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a
psychotherapist in private practice, mental health clinics, McLean
Hospital, and most recently as the Director of Mental Health at Fisher
College. In addition, she has been trained as a clinical practitioner at
the Mind/Body Medical Institute. At Andover Newton she completed an
M.Div. degree. She is particularly interested in contemplative
practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body techniques as they
relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a special interest in
issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or
email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant
room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per
session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling
sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work
with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more
intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Mail Delivery over Christmas Break *** New ***
------------------------
Please be advised that since Andover Newton will be closed on December
24 and will not reopen until Monday, January 5, no package delivery will
be available during that time. Regular mail will be delivered to
student boxes 3 times, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you are
expecting important packages you may want to insure that they reach you
prior to Dec. 24 or have them held at the Newton Centre Post Office for
you. If you have particular questions or concerns please contact Mr.
Frank Novo at fnovo@ants.edu.

Thank you,

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

MLK Day of Service Opportunity *** New ***
The City Mission Society of Boston is holding its 2nd annual day of
service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Association is
organizing a group from Andover Newton. If you are interested in joining
us, please email us (sa@ants.edu) by December 15th so we can RSVP. The
event is on Saturday, January 17th from 9-4 in Boston.

SA Office Hours *** New ***
There will be regular SA office hours the week of the 8th. After that
there will be no office hours until the Spring semester. As always, we
are available via internet or catch us around campus.

SA Vice-President Results *** New ***
The Andover Newton community has spoken! 46 people (a possible
record?!) voted in this week's election, and the votes were equally
split between our two Vice-Presidential candidates, Tim Trussel-Smith
and Brandon Harrington. Brandon and Tim have agreed to accept the
position as co-vice presidents. The Student Asocciation sends our
congratulations to them both, and thanks everyone for taking the time to
vote. It is wonderful to witness all the different ways people get
involved on campus--thank you!

------------------------
Morning Worship Continues Finals Week! *** New ***
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue ALL of next week. Join us at 8:15 a.m.
in the small prayer room on the ground level of Wilson Chapel.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
BGLANTS Worship Service, Tuesday, December 9th *** New ***
------------------------
Mark your calendars! BGLANTS will have its regular 2nd Tuesday of the
month worship service, Emilia Halstead, Dusty Kenton, Maureen Frescott
and Jason Boyd will be breaking open the bread of Hope. Service time is
1pm at Wilson Chapel. Hope to see you there.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
December 10
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill invite you to the fifth annual "Celebration of
Light in Darkness"
Wednesday, December 10, 2008; 5 - 7 PM
ANTS Meeting House

A fun winter gathering in the spirit of Advent, Chanukkah, and
Christmas. Join us for songs, laughter, and a some fun improv theater
connected to the season. Please come together in joy and celebration!

Leslie Becknell Marx
404-583-6064 | Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com | 148C Herrick Rd. |
Newton,
MA 02459

------------------------
BSF Chapel: Preach-A-Palooza Thursday December 11th *** New ***
------------------------
Join us for the last Chapel service of the semester!

Preach-A-Palooza will feature several 5 minute Sermonettes from ANTS
students and special musical guests.
*****
Preaching in the Black Church Tradition at Andover-Newton Theological
School is a monthly worship service that was started by former professor
of preaching, Dr. Eddie O¹Neal more than 29 years ago. It continues to
provide an open and responsive space for those seeking to participate in
the unique preaching, practices and worship experiences founded and
grounded in the history, traditions and culture of the African American
church.

------------------------
Beauty For Sale *** New ***
------------------------
Well, paintings for sale, actually. In support of the arts program at
Andover Newton, Robert Sarly has offered to sell any of his paintings
for half the marked price, to ANTS students, faculty, staff, or alums -
with all proceeds going to the school. If you have enjoyed the show, and
discovered a canvas you'd like to live with - or give to someone you
love - then here is your chance. Contact Jennifer Shaw, at ext. 228, or
Mark Burrows, ext. 235, with your wishes. It's not quite Santa's Hot
Line, but close. The exhibit closes on 31 December.

With holiday greetings, and thanks.

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th
------------------------
I would like to invite anyone who may be in the area to my ordination
which will be held Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. at Plymouth Church,
UCC in Shaker Heights, Ohio. I have been called to the Congregational
Church, UCC in Killingworth, Connecticut where I will be their minister
beginning in January. Killingworth is in a beautiful area of CT just
east of New Haven and I am very excited to be returning to New England.
I look forward to reconnecting with all my ANTS friends in the area!
Martha Bays, MarthaBays@aol.com

------------------------
ANTS "Field-Trip": Worship December 14th at Old West Methodist Church
*** New ***
------------------------
Our Own Marion Easterling has invited us to fellowship at Old West
Methodist Church (http://www.oldwestchurch.org/) where he pastors for
their 11am service on Sunday December 14th. Our own Ngozi Robinson will
be the preacher of the hour!

This is a great opportunity to praise God for making it through the
semester and to spend some time with each other. Join us and bring a
friend!

Please contact Ngozi Robinson with any questions (nrobinson@ants.edu).
You can also RSVP on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100644970262

***
Old West Church is located at the corner of Cambridge Street and
Staniford Street, near Government Center, Massachusetts General
Hospital, and the Holiday Inn. The map below indicates our exact
location. We are able to provide validated parking on Saturday and
Sunday for 50¢ at the Charles River Plaza UNDERGROUND parking garage
(not the above-ground parking lot). Be sure we stamp your parking claim
ticket!

The MBTA offers four subway stations that are a ten minute walk from
the church.
*Green and Blue lines - Government Center
*Blue line - Bowdoin Station is open Monday - Friday until 6:30 pm
*Red line - Charles/MGH
*Orange line - North Station & Haymarket

------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

------------------------
Enneagram Workshop led by Herb Pearce, December 15th *** New ***
------------------------
10am - 3pm Monday, December 15th
Center Congregational Church-Lynnfield
5 Summer St
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Are you a Reformer, a Helper, an Achiever, an Individualist, an
Investigator, a Loyalist, an Enthusiast, a Challenger, a Peacemaker?

Find out about your personality type and how you can identify and
relate to others.

Herb Pearce, has been practicing psychotherapy and teaching workshops
and trainings for 25 years. He is well-known as an Enneagram teacher and
trainer, having led over 1500 workshops and trainings on this topic
locally and nationwide.

Sliding fee based on number of attendees.

Limit of 20 people
Registration required by noon on Thursday, December 11th
Includes lunch
Contact Amy at 603.890.6767 x 106

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street.
------------------------
One bedroom apartment in Newton Centre, steps from the Newton Centre T
stop, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops in a great building with
loads of character, and inside the building is very quiet alongside of
the
activity going on outside in the center.
Very spacious bedroom, eat-in-kitchen, and living room with bay windows
overlooking the shops on
Union Street. ANTS is just up the hill. Hard wood floors throughout
the apartment and 10+ foot ceilings. Very spacious feel and filled with
sunlight. Municipal parking lot behind the building so parking is
rarely an issue; overnight parking in this lot is free and year-round
with a City of Newton resident sticker. Laundry in the basement.

The rent is $1375/month and includes heat, hot water and cable TV.
Free internet for the past four years from the nearby shops. Available
as of Feb. 1 but possibility of January 1.
Please contact:
Chris Kowalcky
617-527-6167.

------------------------
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, December 04, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, December 4th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Making Progress on Internet Connection *** Update ***
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- SA VP Election
- SA Office Hours
- Thanks for restocking the Food Pantry!
- Study Break Breakfast! - Wed. Dec. 3, 9 pm
- Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
December 10
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe

Other News and Opportunities:
- Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th
- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Ordination of Alumna Toni DiPina, January 25th
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Making Progress on Internet Connection *** Update ***
------------------------
Verizon has confirmed that there are significant problems in the T1
wiring for the Administrative network, which includes the public ANTS
wireless network. We will be scheduling this line to be fixed after the
end of the semester and after the dorm line is up and running.

We are also continuing to work on installing a new router for the dorm
line.

Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration
------------------------
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

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the
community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual
and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive
experience. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice,
mental health clinics, McLean Hospital, and most recently as the
Director of Mental Health at Fisher College. In addition, she has been
trained as a clinical practitioner at the Mind/Body Medical Institute.
At Andover Newton, where she did an M.Div., her Renewal Area was Faith,
Health, and Spirituality. She is particularly interested in
contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body
techniques as they relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a
special interest in issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or
email her at tdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant
room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per
session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling
sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work
with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more
intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

SA VP Election

We are electing a new vice president for the Student Association and we
need your help. Please use the link below or access the link on our
Connect site to vote for a new vice president. Voting is open Wednesday
and Thursday and the result will be announced on Friday.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=v2o1e3dGGgi_2fqle8Wn8OGA_3d_3d

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!

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

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!

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
December 10
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill invite you to the fifth annual "Celebration of
Light in Darkness"
Wednesday, December 10, 2008; 5 - 7 PM
ANTS Meeting House

A fun winter gathering in the spirit of Advent, Chanukkah, and
Christmas. Join us for songs, laughter, and a some fun improv theater
connected to the season. Please come together in joy and celebration!

Leslie Becknell Marx
404-583-6064 | Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com | 148C Herrick Rd. |
Newton,
MA 02459

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th
------------------------
I would like to invite anyone who may be in the area to my ordination
which will be held Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. at Plymouth Church,
UCC in Shaker Heights, Ohio. I have been called to the Congregational
Church, UCC in Killingworth, Connecticut where I will be their minister
beginning in January. Killingworth is in a beautiful area of CT just
east of New Haven and I am very excited to be returning to New England.
I look forward to reconnecting with all my ANTS friends in the area!
Martha Bays, MarthaBays@aol.com

------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

------------------------
Ordination of Alumna Toni DiPina, January 25th
------------------------
After three and a half years of seminary and another year of
discernment, let the dancing begin!
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: January 25, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
I hope you will attend the reception after the service.

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street.
------------------------
One bedroom apartment in Newton Centre, steps from the Newton Centre T
stop, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops in a great building with
loads of character, and inside the building is very quiet alongside of
the
activity going on outside in the center.
Very spacious bedroom, eat-in-kitchen, and living room with bay windows
overlooking the shops on
Union Street. ANTS is just up the hill. Hard wood floors throughout
the apartment and 10+ foot ceilings. Very spacious feel and filled with
sunlight. Municipal parking lot behind the building so parking is
rarely an issue; overnight parking in this lot is free and year-round
with a City of Newton resident sticker. Laundry in the basement.

The rent is $1375/month and includes heat, hot water and cable TV.
Free internet for the past four years from the nearby shops. Available
as of Feb. 1 but possibility of January 1.
Please contact:
Chris Kowalcky
617-527-6167.

------------------------
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, December 03, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Making Progress on Internet Connection *** New ***
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration
- Spring 2009 New Course
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- SA VP Election *** New ***
- SA Office Hours
- Thanks for restocking the Food Pantry!
- Study Break Breakfast! - Wed. Dec. 3, 9 pm
- Thursday UU worship, December 4, 1:00 p.m. Wilson Chapel
- Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
December 10 *** New ***
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe

Other News and Opportunities:
- Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th
- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Ordination of Alumna Toni DiPina, January 25th
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street. *** New ***
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Making Progress on Internet Connection *** New ***
------------------------
As I mentioned at last night's town meeting, the IT department has been
working on multiple levels of errors within our internet structure -
both on the Dorm and Administrative lines. We are progressing in our
clearing the errors, but the dorm line is still out at this point. We
feel your pain and appreciate your continued support.

Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Registration
------------------------
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

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

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

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus *** New ***
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo has joined the
community as our Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling. She is available for counseling, as well as both individual
and group spiritual direction. Toni comes to us with extensive
experience. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice,
mental health clinics, McLean Hospital, and most recently as the
Director of Mental Health at Fisher College. In addition, she has been
trained as a clinical practitioner at the Mind/Body Medical Institute.
At Andover Newton, where she did an M.Div., her Renewal Area was Faith,
Health, and Spirituality. She is particularly interested in
contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body
techniques as they relate to spiritual formation. Toni also has a
special interest in issues of vocational discernment.

If you would like to see Toni you may call her at extension 319 or
email her at tdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is located in Sturtevant
room 38. She is available to students at a reduced rate of $60 per
session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need. Counseling
sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy to work
with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if more
intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

SA VP Election

We are electing a new vice president for the Student Association and we
need your help. Please use the link below or access the link on our
Connect site to vote for a new vice president. Voting is open Wednesday
and Thursday and the result will be announced on Friday.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=v2o1e3dGGgi_2fqle8Wn8OGA_3d_3d

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!

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

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!

------------------------
Thursday UU worship, December 4, 1:00 p.m. Wilson Chapel *** New ***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, December 4 at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel. Our service will be led by the Rev. Mark Harris on the theme,
"Experiences as a Minister". As Mark describes: "The year before he died
Theodore Parker published his 'Experiences as a Minister.' In that
work, he recounted his early life, and his education for the ministry.
After thirty-one years in the ministry, I might ask, how was my
education relevant to my 'experiences in ministry'? Does seminary
matter?" Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

Blessings,
Your worship coordinators
Morgan McLean
Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill fifth annual "Celebration of Light in Darkness,"
December 10 *** New ***
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill invite you to the fifth annual "Celebration of
Light in Darkness"
Wednesday, December 10, 2008; 5 - 7 PM
ANTS Meeting House

A fun winter gathering in the spirit of Advent, Chanukkah, and
Christmas. Join us for songs, laughter, and a some fun improv theater
connected to the season. Please come together in joy and celebration!

Leslie Becknell Marx
404-583-6064 | Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com | 148C Herrick Rd. |
Newton,
MA 02459

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th
------------------------
I would like to invite anyone who may be in the area to my ordination
which will be held Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. at Plymouth Church,
UCC in Shaker Heights, Ohio. I have been called to the Congregational
Church, UCC in Killingworth, Connecticut where I will be their minister
beginning in January. Killingworth is in a beautiful area of CT just
east of New Haven and I am very excited to be returning to New England.
I look forward to reconnecting with all my ANTS friends in the area!
Martha Bays, MarthaBays@aol.com

------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

------------------------
Ordination of Alumna Toni DiPina, January 25th
------------------------
After three and a half years of seminary and another year of
discernment, let the dancing begin!
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: January 25, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
I hope you will attend the reception after the service.

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street. *** New ***
------------------------
One bedroom apartment in Newton Centre, steps from the Newton Centre T
stop, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops in a great building with
loads of character, and inside the building is very quiet alongside of
the
activity going on outside in the center.
Very spacious bedroom, eat-in-kitchen, and living room with bay windows
overlooking the shops on
Union Street. ANTS is just up the hill. Hard wood floors throughout
the apartment and 10+ foot ceilings. Very spacious feel and filled with
sunlight. Municipal parking lot behind the building so parking is
rarely an issue; overnight parking in this lot is free and year-round
with a City of Newton resident sticker. Laundry in the basement.

The rent is $1375/month and includes heat, hot water and cable TV.
Free internet for the past four years from the nearby shops. Available
as of Feb. 1 but possibility of January 1.
Please contact:
Chris Kowalcky
617-527-6167.

------------------------
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, December 02, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, November 2nd, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 Registration
- Spring 2009 New Course *** New ***
- Is Field Education in your future?
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- 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!
- Study Break Breakfast! - Wed. Dec. 3, 9 pm
- Thursday UU worship, Dec. 4, 1:00 p.m. Wilson Chapel *** New ***
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe

Other News and Opportunities:
- Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th
- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Ordination of Alumna Toni DiPina, January 25th
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street. *** 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
------------------------
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

------------------------
Spring 2009 New Course *** New ***
------------------------
INTE 515 Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-2008. Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No
credit. $250. Register online.
Spring - Tuesdays (or possibly Thursdays), 12:15-1:45pm

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future?
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Wednesday, December 3. It will be held in the
Peck Room from 5:00-5:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu, with
any questions or concerns.

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@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

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

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

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!

------------------------
Thursday UU worship, Dec. 4, 1:00 p.m. Wilson Chapel *** New ***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, December 4 at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel. Our service will be led by the Rev. Mark Harris on the theme,
"Experiences as a Minister". As Mark describes: "The year before he died
Theodore Parker published his 'Experiences as a Minister.' In that
work, he recounted his early life, and his education for the ministry.
After thirty-one years in the ministry, I might ask, how was my
education relevant to my 'experiences in ministry'? Does seminary
matter?" Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

Blessings,
Your worship coordinators
Morgan McLean
Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th
------------------------
I would like to invite anyone who may be in the area to my ordination
which will be held Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. at Plymouth Church,
UCC in Shaker Heights, Ohio. I have been called to the Congregational
Church, UCC in Killingworth, Connecticut where I will be their minister
beginning in January. Killingworth is in a beautiful area of CT just
east of New Haven and I am very excited to be returning to New England.
I look forward to reconnecting with all my ANTS friends in the area!
Martha Bays, MarthaBays@aol.com

------------------------
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
------------------------
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

------------------------
Ordination of Alumna Toni DiPina, January 25th
------------------------
After three and a half years of seminary and another year of
discernment, let the dancing begin!
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: January 25, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
I hope you will attend the reception after the service.

------------------------
BC Gym Parking Costs
------------------------
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

------------------------
One Bedroom Apartment on Herrick Street. *** New ***
------------------------
One bedroom apartment in Newton Centre, steps from the Newton Centre T
stop, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops in a great building with
loads of character, and inside the building is very quiet alongside of
the
activity going on outside in the center.
Very spacious bedroom, eat-in-kitchen, and living room with bay windows
overlooking the shops on
Union Street. ANTS is just up the hill. Hard wood floors throughout
the apartment and 10+ foot ceilings. Very spacious feel and filled with
sunlight. Municipal parking lot behind the building so parking is
rarely an issue; overnight parking in this lot is free and year-round
with a City of Newton resident sticker. Laundry in the basement.

The rent is $1375/month and includes heat, hot water and cable TV.
Free internet for the past four years from the nearby shops. Available
as of Feb. 1 but possibility of January 1.
Please contact:
Chris Kowalcky
617-527-6167.

------------------------
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, December 01, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, November 1st, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- Is Field Education in your future? *** New ***
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Lost and Found
- 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!
- Study Break Breakfast! - Wed. Dec. 3, 9 pm
- Annual Greening of the Campus: Tuesday! *** New ***
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe

Other News and Opportunities:
- Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th *** New ***
- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th
- Ordination of Alumna Toni DiPina, January 25th *** New ***
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Apartment Available
- 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

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? *** New ***
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Wednesday, December 3. It will be held in the
Peck Room from 5:00-5:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu, with
any questions or concerns.

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@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

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

Thanks,
Front Desk

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Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
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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

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Fellowship News:
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SA Announcements
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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!

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

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!

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Annual Greening of the Campus: Tuesday! *** New ***
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We will do the annual "Hanging of the Greens" on Tuesday, Dec. 2,
starting at 2:30 p.m. in front of Worcester Hall. Come and help us hang
wreathes and garland around the campus in preparation for Christmas. We
will end with cookies and beverages in my office! Everyone is invited
to help us.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104

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Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe
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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

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Other News and Opportunities:
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Ordination for Alumna Martha Bays, December 6th *** New ***
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I would like to invite anyone who may be in the area to my ordination
which will be held Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. at Plymouth Church,
UCC in Shaker Heights, Ohio. I have been called to the Congregational
Church, UCC in Killingworth, Connecticut where I will be their minister
beginning in January. Killingworth is in a beautiful area of CT just
east of New Haven and I am very excited to be returning to New England.
I look forward to reconnecting with all my ANTS friends in the area!
Martha Bays, MarthaBays@aol.com

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First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th
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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

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Ordination of Alumna Toni DiPina, January 25th *** New ***
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After three and a half years of seminary and another year of
discernment, let the dancing begin!
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: January 25, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
I hope you will attend the reception after the service.

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BC Gym Parking Costs
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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

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Apartment Available
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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

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Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
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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.

** 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)