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Friday, January 30, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 30th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th *** Updated ***
- Writing Seminar *** Updated ***
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website *** New ***
- New Student ID's
- Internet Access Update *** New ***
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester, April 8th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!
- Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th *** Updated ***
------------------------
While finalizing your Spring 2009 schedule, please see the Connect site
for the latest list of open and closed courses.

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.

------------------------
Writing Seminar *** Updated ***
------------------------
Hey, friends,
This might just work. We only need 2 more students. If we can get
10, I will start the writing seminar on Tuesday Feb. 3. Will you
please think about taking it, and encourage a friend?
I welcome up to 15 students, and yes, it'd be OK to join us on the
10th.
Details below.
THANKS Helen
.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.
Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website *** New ***
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
New Student ID's
------------------------
New students starting classes this Spring semester need to come to the
Registrar's office to get their picture ID. This can be done at the
following times; Tuesday 8:30 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 8:30
- 12:30 or Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. If you are not on campus during these
times, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to make
sure that you are able to get your ID.
The ID is needed for borrowing books from the library and also for
using books that have been reserved for classes and includes borrowing
privileges from the other BTI schools libraries. In addition, your ID is
needed to obtain a parking permit for your vehicle, if you plan on
having a car on campus.

------------------------
Internet Access Update *** New ***
------------------------
The members of the IT Department are happy to announcement that we are
finalizing a long term solution for expanding the internet bandwidth to
both the dorm and the administrative networks. We have some details to
work out and are anticipating bringing a new provider online within the
next 4-6 weeks.

We realize that this has been a very difficult year for our dorm
residents because the demand has far out stripped the available
bandwidth. Thank you for your patience.

Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

------------------------
Library Schedule for Spring Semester
------------------------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

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

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room
Weekly lunches for international students, their buddies and
friends...bring your lunch box or purchase lunch in the cafeteria.

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel; 6-8 pm
International students present movies from their countries. This event
is preceded by a pot lock dinner and followed by a discussion.

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House
5-7.30 pm
Multicultural festival is a great opportunity to celebrate our
heritage, regardless of where we come from. POT-LUCK DINNER,
WORLD MUSIC, POEMS, SONGS, COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS.
The whole Andover Community is welcome. Bring your family and friends.
We also encourage Americans to share their backgrounds with us.

------------------------
Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free
------------------------
Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free - Left behind by a
resident in 152A Herrick House. If yo uare interested, it's yours. You
will have to move it yourself though.

Thanks,
Kurt Walker (Res Rep at Herrick)

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
------------------------
Applications are now being considered for the 2009-2010 Residency and
Extended Internship CPE at Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen,
Texas.

In recognition of our common mission of equipping students for
professional ministry, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Valley
Baptist Health System is excited to announce the start of our 2009-2010
application process. Under the supervision of the Reverend Cindy Graber
our program has taken on the action-reflection approach of equipping
student ministers with the skills needed for professional chaplaincy.
The new curriculum of our program promises to provide residents with
valuable opportunities for field experience in pastoral education, and
offers unique learning experience within the Hispanic cultural setting.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Health System serve in a spiritually-based
community organization which provides Trauma/ER, ICU, Pediatrics, and
comprehensive medical care to a multi-county area -- stretching from the
King Ranch to the International Border at Brownsville -- rich with a
culturally diverse Mexican/American population. The CPE Center a fully
accredited program with the nationally recognized ACPE, Inc.

Please contact me to learn more about our program. Should you have any
further questions or concerns, we have also enclosed our direct contact
information. Please email us for application materials and brochures.


Enrica Kirksey-Rincones
CPE - Education Coordinator
956.389.6750p * 956.389.6755f
enrica.kirksey@valleybaptist.net

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
------------------------
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. For details please see the website
(http://web.mit.edu/tac). The event is open to the public.

------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Thursday, January 29, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 29th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar *** Updated ***
- New Student ID's
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th *** New ***
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- Methodist Bands
- Morning Worship & Chapel Begin THIS WEEK!
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!
- Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System *** New ***
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March *** New ***
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
CMWO664 - [CMWO664/864]Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping through the
Liturgical Year
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program
PSYC726 - [PSYC 726/826] Idolatry or Illness: Pastoral Care/Couseling
with Addictions
THEO614 - Systematic Theology II

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Writing Seminar *** Updated ***
------------------------
Hey, friends,
This might just work. We only need 2 more students. If we can get 10,
I will start the writing seminar on Tuesday Feb. 3. Will you please
think about taking it, and encourage a friend?
I welcome up to 15 students, and yes, it'd be OK to join us on the
10th.
Details below.
THANKS Helen
.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.
Questions? sniveNew students starting classes this Spring semester need to come to the
Registrar's office to get their picture ID. This can be done at the
following times; Tuesday 8:30 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 8:30
- 12:30 or Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. If you are not on campus during these
times, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to make
sure that you are able to get your ID.
The ID is needed for borrowing books from the library and also for using
books that have been reserved for classes and includes borrowing
privileges from the other BTI schools libraries. In addition, your ID is
needed to obtain a parking permit for your vehicle, if you plan on
having a car on campus.

------------------------
Library Schedule for Spring Semester
------------------------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th *** New ***
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

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

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th *** New ***
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Methodist Bands
------------------------
Calling all Circuit Riders. The UMC Fellowship would like to start a
Methodist band at ANTS. Bands were set up by John Wesley as a way to
strengthen people in their faith and assist in spiritual formation. A
rotating leader will meet with each member of the band for prayer. The
group will also meet periodically to check-in with each other. This is
a way for us to practice both "bearing each other's burdens" and also
sharing each other's joys. Please contact Barbara Smith at
BSmith@ants.edu or Bill Gural at wgural@a------------------------
- Morning Worship will begin on Monday, the first day of classes. Join
us every morning at 8:15 on the lower level of Wilson Chapel.
- Wednesday Community Chapel from 1-2 pm will also begin next week.
Prof. Mark Burrows will be leading this upcoming service.
- UU Worship will begin this Thursday, 1-2 pm in Wilson Chapel.
- Look for more Chapel News and coming worship opportunities including
Quaker Worship, Celtic Evening Prayer, and Compline.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House

!!!STAY TUNED!!!

------------------------
Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free *** New ***
------------------------
Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free - Left behind by a
resident in 152A Herrick House. If yo uare interested, it's yours. You
will have to move it yourself though.

Thanks,
Kurt Walker (Res Rep at Herrick)

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
CPE at Valley Baptist Health System *** New ***
------------------------
Applications are now being considered for the 2009-2010 Residency and
Extended Internship CPE at Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen,
Texas.

In recognition of our common mission of equipping students for
professional ministry, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Valley
Baptist Health System is excited to announce the start of our 2009-2010
application process. Under the supervision of the Reverend Cindy Graber
our program has taken on the action-reflection approach of equipping
student ministers with the skills needed for professional chaplaincy.
The new curriculum of our program promises to provide residents with
valuable opportunities for field experience in pastoral education, and
offers unique learning experience within the Hispanic cultural setting.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Health System serve in a spiritually-based
community organization which provides Trauma/ER, ICU, Pediatrics, and
comprehensive medical care to a multi-county area -- stretching from the
King Ranch to the International Border at Brownsville -- rich with a
culturally diverse Mexican/American population. The CPE Center a fully
accredited program with the nationally recognized ACPE, Inc.

Please contact me to learn more about our program. Should you have any
further questions or concerns, we have also enclosed our direct contact
information. Please email us for application materials and brochures.

Enrica Kirksey-Rincones
CPE - Education Coordinator
956.389.6750p * 956.389.6755f
enrica.kirksey@valleybaptist.net

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
------------------------
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. For details please see the website (http://web.mit.edu/tac).
The event is open to the public.

------------------------
Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, Februarypresents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March *** New ***
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community Art
Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar in Danger of Cancellation!
- New Student ID's *** New ***
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- UU Worship Thursday, January 29 at 1:00pm, Wilson Chapel *** New ***
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- Methodist Bands
- Morning Worship & Chapel Begin THIS WEEK!
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule! *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- Preaching Competition
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
CMWO664 - [CMWO664/864]Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping through the
Liturgical Year
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program
PSYC726 - [PSYC 726/826] Idolatry or Illness: Pastoral Care/Couseling
with Addictions
THEO614 - Systematic Theology II

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Writing Seminar in Danger of Cancellation!
------------------------
As of Friday noon, the Writing Seminar has only five people registered.
This is not enough - unless at least six more register, the course will
be canceled. Don't wait until your first papers are returned to decide
that you could use this course!

.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
New Student ID's *** New ***
------------------------
New students starting classes this Spring semester need to come to the
Registrar's office to get their picture ID. This can be done at the
following times; Tuesday 8:30 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 8:30
- 12:30 or Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. If you are not on campus during these
times, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to make
sure that you are able to get your ID.
The ID is needed for borrowing books from the library and also for
using books that have been reserved for classes and includes borrowing
privileges from the other BTI schools libraries. In addition, your ID is
needed to obtain a parking permit for your vehicle, if you plan on
having a car on campus.

------------------------
Library Schedule for Spring Semester
------------------------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
UU Worship Thursday, January 29 at 1:00pm, Wilson Chapel *** New ***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, January 29 at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Bruce Taylor: in the London
Underground, as the trains arrive, a disembodied voice warns passengers
to "Mind the Gap". Without the gap, the trains could never move! This
week's sermon looks into some of the necessary gaps we encounter in
our daily lives, sometimes holy and sometimes scary, and how they may be
bridged. Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

UU worship coordinators
Morgan McLean
Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Methodist Bands
------------------------
Calling all Circuit Riders. The UMC Fellowship would like to start a
Methodist band at ANTS. Bands were set up by John Wesley as a way to
strengthen people in their faith and assist in spiritual formation. A
rotating leader will meet with each member of the band for prayer. The
group will also meet periodically to check-in with each other. This is
a way for us to practice both "bearing each other's burdens" and also
sharing each other's joys. Please contact Barbara Smith at
BSmith@ants.edu or Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Morning Worship & Chapel Begin THIS WEEK!
------------------------
- Morning Worship will begin on Monday, the first day of classes. Join
us every morning at 8:15 on the lower level of Wilson Chapel.
- Wednesday Community Chapel from 1-2 pm will also begin next week.
Prof. Mark Burrows will be leading this upcoming service.
- UU Worship will begin this Thursday, 1-2 pm in Wilson Chapel.
- Look for more Chapel News and coming worship opportunities including
Quaker Worship, Celtic Evening Prayer, and Compline.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House

!!!STAY TUNED!!!

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

Visit www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
------------------------
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. For details please see the website
(http://web.mit.edu/tac). The event is open to the public.

------------------------
Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
Preaching Competition
------------------------
The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award

Receive a Complimentary Registration to the Festival of Homiletics in
Atlanta, May 18-22, 2009, a Dorm Room at Emory University, and $200.00
in Expense Money for the Festival and Be Introduced on Monday Evening at
the Fox Theatre during the Festival of Homiletics!

For more information on the award and how to submit a sermon, go to
www.goodpreacher.com and click on the "GoodPreacher Seminarian Award"
link, and scroll to the very bottom of the page.

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in
Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful
workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith
around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol
Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very
popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite
you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Monday, January 26, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 26th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar in Danger of Cancellation!
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester *** New ***
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty *** New ***
- Methodist Bands
- Morning Worship & Chapel Begin THIS WEEK! *** New ***
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule! *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- Preaching Competition
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester *** New ***

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
CMWO664 - [CMWO664/864]Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping through the
Liturgical Year
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program
PSYC726 - [PSYC 726/826] Idolatry or Illness: Pastoral Care/Couseling
with Addictions
THEO614 - Systematic Theology II

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Writing Seminar in Danger of Cancellation! *** New ***
------------------------
As of Friday noon, the Writing Seminar has only five people registered.
This is not enough - unless at least six more register, the course will
be canceled. Don't wait until your first papers are returned to decide
that you could use this course!

.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
Library Schedule for Spring Semester *** New ***
------------------------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty *** New ***
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Methodist Bands
------------------------
Calling all Circuit Riders. The UMC Fellowship would like to start a
Methodist band at ANTS. Bands were set up by John Wesley as a way to
strengthen people in their faith and assist in spiritual formation. A
rotating leader will meet with each member of the band for prayer. The
group will also meet periodically to check-in with each other. This is
a way for us to practice both "bearing each other's burdens" and also
sharing each other's joys. Please contact Barbara Smith at
BSmith@ants.edu or Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Morning Worship & Chapel Begin THIS WEEK! *** New ***
------------------------
- Morning Worship will begin on Monday, the first day of classes. Join
us every morning at 8:15 on the lower level of Wilson Chapel.
- Wednesday Community Chapel from 1-2 pm will also begin next week.
Prof. Mark Burrows will be leading this upcoming service.
- UU Worship will begin this Thursday, 1-2 pm in Wilson Chapel.
- Look for more Chapel News and coming worship opportunities including
Quaker Worship, Celtic Evening Prayer, and Compline.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule! *** New ***
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House

!!!STAY TUNED!!!

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

Visit www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
------------------------
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. For details please see the website
(http://web.mit.edu/tac). The event is open to the public.

------------------------
Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
Preaching Competition
------------------------
The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award

Receive a Complimentary Registration to the Festival of Homiletics in
Atlanta, May 18-22, 2009, a Dorm Room at Emory University, and $200.00
in Expense Money for the Festival and Be Introduced on Monday Evening at
the Fox Theatre during the Festival of Homiletics!

For more information on the award and how to submit a sermon, go to
www.goodpreacher.com and click on the "GoodPreacher Seminarian Award"
link, and scroll to the very bottom of the page.

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in
Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful
workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith
around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol
Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very
popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite
you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester *** New ***
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Friday, January 23, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 23rd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Library Notice
- Writing Seminar in Danger of Cancellation! *** New ***
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Methodist Bands
- Prayer Request for Bruce Baker
- Morning Worship & Chapel Begin NEXT WEEK! *** New ***
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule! *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January 30&31
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Preaching Competition
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in Washington, DC
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
CMWO664 - [CMWO664/864]Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping through the Liturgical Year
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Library Notice
------------------------
The Library will be closed January 24-25, the weekend between winterim and spring semester.

------------------------
Writing Seminar in Danger of Cancellation! *** New ***
------------------------
As of Friday noon, the Writing Seminar has only five people registered. This is not enough - unless at least six more register, the course will be canceled. Don't wait until your first papers are returned to decide that you could use this course!

.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Methodist Bands
------------------------
Calling all Circuit Riders. The UMC Fellowship would like to start a Methodist band at ANTS. Bands were set up by John Wesley as a way to strengthen people in their faith and assist in spiritual formation. A rotating leader will meet with each member of the band for prayer. The group will also meet periodically to check-in with each other. This is a way for us to practice both "bearing each other's burdens" and also sharing each other's joys. Please contact Barbara Smith at BSmith@ants.edu or Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Prayer Request for Bruce Baker
------------------------
Kevin Rooks would like the community to keep his partner Bruce in their thoughts and prayers. Bruce is having surgery on Friday, January 23. Many of you know Bruce and I know we will want to support him and Kevin in any way we can. The surgery is Friday morning, so please say a prayer for Bruce particularly at that time.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of students and Community Life

------------------------
Morning Worship & Chapel Begin NEXT WEEK! *** New ***
------------------------
- Morning Worship will begin on Monday, the first day of classes. Join us every morning at 8:15 on the lower level of Wilson Chapel.
- Wednesday Community Chapel from 1-2 pm will also begin next week. Prof. Mark Burrows will be leading this upcoming service.
- UU Worship will begin this Thursday, 1-2 pm in Wilson Chapel.
- Look for more Chapel News and coming worship opportunities including Quaker Worship, Celtic Evening Prayer, and Compline.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule! *** New ***
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in the following international events on campus:

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House

!!!STAY TUNED!!!

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

Visit www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January 30&31
------------------------
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. For details please see the website (http://web.mit.edu/tac). The event is open to the public.

------------------------
Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Preaching Competition
------------------------
The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award

Receive a Complimentary Registration to the Festival of Homiletics in Atlanta, May 18-22, 2009, a Dorm Room at Emory University, and $200.00 in Expense Money for the Festival and Be Introduced on Monday Evening at the Fox Theatre during the Festival of Homiletics!

For more information on the award and how to submit a sermon, go to www.goodpreacher.com and click on the "GoodPreacher Seminarian Award" link, and scroll to the very bottom of the page.

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in Washington, DC
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
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, January 22, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Library Notice *** New ***
- Writing Seminar Update
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Methodist Bands
- Prayer Request for Bruce Baker *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January 30&31
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Preaching Competition
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in Washington, DC
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
CMWO664 - [CMWO664/864]Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping through the Liturgical Year
ETHI776 - Moaning, Singing and shouting: Spiritual Longing & Enlightenmen in African American Music
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Library Notice *** New ***
------------------------
The Library will be closed January 24-25, the weekend between winterim and spring semester.

------------------------
Writing Seminar Update
------------------------
Dear ANTS students,

Apparently the word didn't get out well enough. I'm offering a course that should be valuable to you now, and in your future. And we have a good time at it and build community! (What more could you ask for?) It's based on the writing groups I offered for several years while I was the writing tutor at ANTS. Please skim the description, consider taking it, and pass it along to a classmate or 2 who may not have noticed this announcement. And please feel free to contact me with questions.

THANK YOU!
Helen
.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Methodist Bands
------------------------
Calling all Circuit Riders. The UMC Fellowship would like to start a Methodist band at ANTS. Bands were set up by John Wesley as a way to strengthen people in their faith and assist in spiritual formation. A rotating leader will meet with each member of the band for prayer. The group will also meet periodically to check-in with each other. This is a way for us to practice both "bearing each other's burdens" and also sharing each other's joys. Please contact Barbara Smith at BSmith@ants.edu or Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Prayer Request for Bruce Baker *** New ***
------------------------
Kevin Rooks would like the community to keep his partner Bruce in their thoughts and prayers. Bruce is having surgery on Friday, January 23. Many of you know Bruce and I know we will want to support him and Kevin in any way we can. The surgery is Friday morning, so please say a prayer for Bruce particularly at that time.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

Visit www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January 30&31
------------------------
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. For details please see the website (http://web.mit.edu/tac). The event is open to the public.

------------------------
Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Preaching Competition
------------------------
The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award

Receive a Complimentary Registration to the Festival of Homiletics in Atlanta, May 18-22, 2009, a Dorm Room at Emory University, and $200.00 in Expense Money for the Festival and Be Introduced on Monday Evening at the Fox Theatre during the Festival of Homiletics!

For more information on the award and how to submit a sermon, go to www.goodpreacher.com and click on the "GoodPreacher Seminarian Award" link, and scroll to the very bottom of the page.

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in Washington, DC
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
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, January 21, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar Update
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- BGLANTS cosponsors: An Act of Fath, Jan 21st
- Methodist Bands *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Preaching Competition
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
CMWO664 - [CMWO664/864]Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping through the
Liturgical Year
ETHI776 - Moaning, Singing and shouting: Spiritual Longing &
Enlightenmen in African American Music
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Writing Seminar Update
------------------------
Dear ANTS students,

Apparently the word didn't get out well enough. I'm offering a course
that should be valuable to you now, and in your future. And we have a
good time at it and build community! (What more could you ask for?)
It's based on the writing groups I offered for several years while I was
the writing tutor at ANTS. Please skim the description, consider taking
it, and pass it along to a classmate or 2 who may not have noticed this
announcement. And please feel free to contact me with questions.

THANK YOU!
Helen
.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
BGLANTS cosponsors: An Act of Fath, Jan 21st
------------------------
Did you know in this day and age people can still be fired, refused
work, denied housing, education or credit simply because of bias against
their gender identity or gender expression? Come and lend your voice as
Massachusetts communities of faith speak out for transgender equality.
Learn how you can take action and help pass a bill that will make
Massachusetts truly a state for everyone.
January 21, 2009 at 7pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College 160, Herrick
Road, Newton Centre, MA

------------------------
Methodist Bands *** New ***
------------------------
Calling all Circuit Riders. The UMC Fellowship would like to start a
Methodist band at ANTS. Bands were set up by John Wesley as a way to
strengthen people in their faith and assist in spiritual formation. A
rotating leader will meet with each member of the band for prayer. The
group will also meet periodically to check-in with each other. This is
a way for us to practice both "bearing each other's burdens" and also
sharing each other's joys. Please contact Barbara Smith at
BSmith@ants.edu or Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. Meeting: this Thursday, 1.22 at 7:30pm. Location:
Belmont.

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

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

Visit www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
------------------------
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. For details please see the website
(http://web.mit.edu/tac). The event is open to the public.

------------------------
Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Preaching Competition
------------------------
The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award

Receive a Complimentary Registration to the Festival of Homiletics in
Atlanta, May 18-22, 2009, a Dorm Room at Emory University, and $200.00
in Expense Money for the Festival and Be Introduced on Monday Evening at
the Fox Theatre during the Festival of Homiletics!

For more information on the award and how to submit a sermon, go to
www.goodpreacher.com and click on the "GoodPreacher Seminarian Award"
link, and scroll to the very bottom of the page.

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in
Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful
workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith
around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol
Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very
popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite
you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
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, January 20, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar Update
- Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
- Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCD
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- BGLANTS cosponsors: An Act of Fath, Jan 21st
- Methodist Bands *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Preaching Competition
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
CMWO664 - [CMWO664/864]Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping through the
Liturgical Year
ETHI776 - Moaning, Singing and shouting: Spiritual Longing &
Enlightenmen in African American Music
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Writing Seminar Update
------------------------
Dear ANTS students,

Apparently the word didn't get out well enough. I'm offering a course
that should be valuable to you now, and in your future. And we have a
good time at it and build community! (What more could you ask for?)
It's based on the writing groups I offered for several years while I was
the writing tutor at ANTS. Please skim the description, consider taking
it, and pass it along to a classmate or 2 who may not have noticed this
announcement. And please feel free to contact me with questions.

THANK YOU!
Helen
.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
------------------------
All students were e-mailed a link to an evaluation for each course in
which they participated. Please take the time to go online and respond.
Responses are completely confidential, and your feedback is even more
valuable at this time, as our faculty are designing and revising courses
in preparation for a new curriculum.

If you did not receive a link for a class, or have questions, please
contact Faculty Assistant Jennifer Shaw at extension 228 or
jshaw2@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCDS
Anyone who wants to register for the course, please speak to Nayda in
the Registrar's Office.
------------------------
Course Number & Title: MS 121 - Living Religions: U.S. & Global
Perspectives and Practices

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough

Day & Time of Class: Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
The first class is February 9 and it runs through May 4, with NO class
on March 16.

Brief Course Description:

In a pluralistic and multicultural society, Christians no longer have
the luxury of pretending that they are the "majority" religion. Doing
ministry in today's world requires knowledge and sensitivity to the
other major world religions that are an integral part of American
culture and of our interconnected global world. This course will
introduce students to the fundamental precepts and practices of a
variety of major religions that are important players in the world
today, both in this country and abroad, including Buddhism, Hinduism,
Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Neo-Pagan traditions, and
Mormonism.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
BGLANTS cosponsors: An Act of Fath, Jan 21st
------------------------
Did you know in this day and age people can still be fired, refused
work, denied housing, education or credit simply because of bias against
their gender identity or gender expression? Come and lend your voice as
Massachusetts communities of faith speak out for transgender equality.
Learn how you can take action and help pass a bill that will make
Massachusetts truly a state for everyone.
January 21, 2009 at 7pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College 160, Herrick
Road, Newton Centre, MA

------------------------
Methodist Bands *** New ***
------------------------
Calling all Circuit Riders. The UMC Fellowship would like to start a
Methodist band at ANTS. Bands were set up by John Wesley as a way to
strengthen people in their faith and assist in spiritual formation. A
rotating leader will meet with each member of the band for prayer. The
group will also meet periodically to check-in with each other. This is
a way for us to practice both "bearing each other's burdens" and also
sharing each other's joys. Please contact Barbara Smith at
BSmith@ants.edu or Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. Meeting: this Thursday, 1.22 at 7:30pm. Location:
Belmont.

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

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

Visit www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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.

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

------------------------
Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Preaching Competition
------------------------
The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award

Receive a Complimentary Registration to the Festival of Homiletics in
Atlanta, May 18-22, 2009, a Dorm Room at Emory University, and $200.00
in Expense Money for the Festival and Be Introduced on Monday Evening at
the Fox Theatre during the Festival of Homiletics!

Go to www.goodpreacher.com and place your best sermon on upcoming
lectionary texts in
<http://www.goodpreacher.com/shareit/readreviews.php?cat=25> Share
It! under GoodPreacher Seminarian Sermons (put text and Sunday in Church
Year at the top). Be sure to select "GoodPreacher Seminarian Sermons"
from the category list. If the sermon is on a text not in the
lectionary, put "Unlectionary" and text at the top. Your sermon will not
appear immediately. The sermon will have to be approved, and we reserve
the right not to approve sermons. The sermons will be randomly sorted
(not by date of submission) in GoodPreacher Seminarian Sermons.

Please remove all full length poems, hymns, etc. from your sermon.
Please quote only small parts of poems, hymns, etc. Quotations from
books should not exceed 50 words and please document sources.

Sermons will be accepted until March 1. A voting system will be in
place on GoodPreacher.com from March 1 until March 8 for GoodPreacher
Seminarian Sermons. The top three sermon writers will then be asked to
prepare a YouTube version of a sermon to be available for viewing by
April 1. A voting system will be in place on GoodPreacher.com from April
1 until April 8 for the three YouTube sermons. If the voting system
results in a tie, a distinguished panel will review the YouTube sermons
and announce the GoodPreacher Seminarian Award winner on May 1.

That person will be awarded the complimentary Festival of Homiletics
registration, etc. (see above).

Each seminarian should submit only one sermon. If you would like to
submit other sermons, you are also eligible for the GoodPreacher Award
(see GoodPreacher.com for more information).

The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award winner may transfer the award to the
2010 conference if unable to attend in 2009. If the winner has already
paid 2009 conference fee, that person will have that fee reimbursed. If
the winner chooses to stay at a location other than Emory, a cash
equivalent will be awarded.

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in
Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful
workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith
around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol
Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very
popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite
you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
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, January 16, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 16th, 2009

*** Next E-News: Tuesday, January 20th ***
In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- The Library and all school offices will be closed Monday, January
19th *** New ***
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar Update
- Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
- Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCD
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Other News and Opportunities:
- Presidential Inauguration in Upper Noyes, January 20th
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- BGLANTS cosponsors: An Act of Fath, Jan 21st *** New ***
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Preaching Competition *** New ***
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Library and all school offices will be closed Monday, January 19th
*** New ***
------------------------
The Library and all school offices will be closed Monday, January 19,
in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

------------------------
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
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money *** New ***
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Writing Seminar Update *** New ***
------------------------
Dear ANTS students,

Apparently the word didn't get out well enough. I'm offering a course
that should be valuable to you now, and in your future. And we have a
good time at it and build community! (What more could you ask for?)
It's based on the writing groups I offered for several years while I was
the writing tutor at ANTS. Please skim the description, consider taking
it, and pass it along to a classmate or 2 who may not have noticed this
announcement. And please feel free to contact me with questions.

THANK YOU!
Helen
.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
------------------------
All students were e-mailed a link to an evaluation for each course in
which they participated. Please take the time to go online and respond.
Responses are completely confidential, and your feedback is even more
valuable at this time, as our faculty are designing and revising courses
in preparation for a new curriculum.

If you did not receive a link for a class, or have questions, please
contact Faculty Assistant Jennifer Shaw at extension 228 or
jshaw2@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCDS
Anyone who wants to register for the course, please speak to Nayda in
the Registrar's Office.
------------------------
Course Number & Title: MS 121 - Living Religions: U.S. & Global
Perspectives and Practices

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough

Day & Time of Class: Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
The first class is February 9 and it runs through May 4, with NO class
on March 16.

Brief Course Description:

In a pluralistic and multicultural society, Christians no longer have
the luxury of pretending that they are the "majority" religion. Doing
ministry in today's world requires knowledge and sensitivity to the
other major world religions that are an integral part of American
culture and of our interconnected global world. This course will
introduce students to the fundamental precepts and practices of a
variety of major religions that are important players in the world
today, both in this country and abroad, including Buddhism, Hinduism,
Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Neo-Pagan traditions, and
Mormonism.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Presidential Inauguration in Upper Noyes, January 20th *** New ***
------------------------
On Tuesday morning, all staff, faculty, and students are invited to
Upper Noyes to watch the inauguration festivities. People will begin
gathering at 11am, and there will be patriotic snacks provided. We hope
you will join our community in witnessing this historic event!
Hailing to the Chief,
The Student Association

------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
BGLANTS cosponsors: An Act of Fath, Jan 21st *** New ***
------------------------
Did you know in this day and age people can still be fired, refused
work, denied housing, education or credit simply because of bias against
their gender identity or gender expression? Come and lend your voice as
Massachusetts communities of faith speak out for transgender equality.
Learn how you can take action and help pass a bill that will make
Massachusetts truly a state for everyone.
January 21, 2009 at 7pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College 160, Herrick
Road, Newton Centre, MA

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. Meeting: this Thursday, 1.22 at 7:30pm. Location:
Belmont.

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

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

Visit www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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.

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

------------------------
Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

------------------------
Preaching Competition *** New ***
------------------------
The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award

Receive a Complimentary Registration to the Festival of Homiletics in
Atlanta, May 18-22, 2009, a Dorm Room at Emory University, and $200.00
in Expense Money for the Festival and Be Introduced on Monday Evening at
the Fox Theatre during the Festival of Homiletics!

Go to www.goodpreacher.com and place your best sermon on upcoming
lectionary texts in
<http://www.goodpreacher.com/shareit/readreviews.php?cat=25> Share
It! under GoodPreacher Seminarian Sermons (put text and Sunday in Church
Year at the top). Be sure to select "GoodPreacher Seminarian Sermons"
from the category list. If the sermon is on a text not in the
lectionary, put "Unlectionary" and text at the top. Your sermon will not
appear immediately. The sermon will have to be approved, and we reserve
the right not to approve sermons. The sermons will be randomly sorted
(not by date of submission) in GoodPreacher Seminarian Sermons.

Please remove all full length poems, hymns, etc. from your sermon.
Please quote only small parts of poems, hymns, etc. Quotations from
books should not exceed 50 words and please document sources.

Sermons will be accepted until March 1. A voting system will be in
place on GoodPreacher.com from March 1 until March 8 for GoodPreacher
Seminarian Sermons. The top three sermon writers will then be asked to
prepare a YouTube version of a sermon to be available for viewing by
April 1. A voting system will be in place on GoodPreacher.com from April
1 until April 8 for the three YouTube sermons. If the voting system
results in a tie, a distinguished panel will review the YouTube sermons
and announce the GoodPreacher Seminarian Award winner on May 1.

That person will be awarded the complimentary Festival of Homiletics
registration, etc. (see above).

Each seminarian should submit only one sermon. If you would like to
submit other sermons, you are also eligible for the GoodPreacher Award
(see GoodPreacher.com for more information).

The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award winner may transfer the award to the
2010 conference if unable to attend in 2009. If the winner has already
paid 2009 conference fee, that person will have that fee reimbursed. If
the winner chooses to stay at a location other than Emory, a cash
equivalent will be awarded.

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in
Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful
workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith
around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol
Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very
popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite
you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
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, January 15, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 15th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar Update *** New ***
- Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
- Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCD
- New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Other News and Opportunities:
- Presidential Inauguration in Upper Noyes, January 20th *** New ***
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
- Creative Writing Group
- Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
- Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money *** New ***
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Writing Seminar Update *** New ***
------------------------
Dear ANTS students,

Apparently the word didn't get out well enough. I'm offering a course
that should be valuable to you now, and in your future. And we have a
good time at it and build community! (What more could you ask for?)
It's based on the writing groups I offered for several years while I was
the writing tutor at ANTS. Please skim the description, consider taking
it, and pass it along to a classmate or 2 who may not have noticed this
announcement. And please feel free to contact me with questions.

THANK YOU!
Helen
.............................
Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

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 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

------------------------
Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
------------------------
All students were e-mailed a link to an evaluation for each course in
which they participated. Please take the time to go online and respond.
Responses are completely confidential, and your feedback is even more
valuable at this time, as our faculty are designing and revising courses
in preparation for a new curriculum.

If you did not receive a link for a class, or have questions, please
contact Faculty Assistant Jennifer Shaw at extension 228 or
jshaw2@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCDS
Anyone who wants to register for the course, please speak to Nayda in
the Registrar's Office.
------------------------
Course Number & Title: MS 121 - Living Religions: U.S. & Global
Perspectives and Practices

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough

Day & Time of Class: Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
The first class is February 9 and it runs through May 4, with NO class
on March 16.

Brief Course Description:

In a pluralistic and multicultural society, Christians no longer have
the luxury of pretending that they are the "majority" religion. Doing
ministry in today's world requires knowledge and sensitivity to the
other major world religions that are an integral part of American
culture and of our interconnected global world. This course will
introduce students to the fundamental precepts and practices of a
variety of major religions that are important players in the world
today, both in this country and abroad, including Buddhism, Hinduism,
Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Neo-Pagan traditions, and
Mormonism.

Visits to places of worship in other world religions and/or guest
speakers from these traditions will be part of this course. We will
consider the challenges that pluralism poses for people of all faith
traditions in a diverse society. We will examine how the various world
religions are being lived out in this country and throughout the world.
The intent of this course is: (1) to stimulate theological reflection
about our own Christian tradition in light of the wisdom and insights of
other world religions, and ; (2) to provide a brief introduction to the
beliefs and practices of the world religions as they are lived out in
our modern American context, and (3) to consider issues of globalism and
pluralism in the context of Christian ministry and the relationship of
religion to political and economic issues at home and abroad,
considering issues of tolerance of other religions as each religion
expresses or understands it.

------------------------
New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
------------------------
A new course available through the BTI will be offered at BC in the
spring term (beginning January 14), TH 531 - "Toward an Abrahamic Family
Reunion. Issues in Religion and Identity," taught by a Muslim,
Protestant, Jew and a Catholic.

Jews, Christians and Muslims are commonly referred to as members of the
Abrahamic family of faith. Each faith tradition looks to Abraham as
progenitor. Christianity and Judaism experienced a "parting of the
ways" in the second to the fourth century. Islam emerged as a further
prophecy and self-perceived clarification of earlier prophetic witness
in the seventh century (610 A.D.). Today, at the heart of political and
military tension in the Middle East and elsewhere are deep issues of
religious identity that are either specific to this family of faiths or
particularly exacerbated within the relationships among them. The
purpose of this course is to explore initial family relationships and
the religious issues and tensions that drive these social and political
dynamics. Abrahamic Family relations have enormous implications in
shaping the 21st century for good or for ill.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Presidential Inauguration in Upper Noyes, January 20th *** New ***
------------------------
On Tuesday morning, all staff, faculty, and students are invited to
Upper Noyes to watch the inauguration festivities. People will begin
gathering at 11am, and there will be patriotic snacks provided. We hope
you will join our community in witnessing this historic event!
Hailing to the Chief,
The Student Association

------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. Meeting: this Thursday, 1.22 at 7:30pm. Location:
Belmont.

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

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

The speaker is Carol Hohle, Founder and Executive Director of
Inspiration House. She is an educator, environmentalist & spiritual
activist who speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on spiritual
practices and eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of Andover Newton
Theological School, where her studies and thesis focused on the
intersection of faith and ecology. The "Living Green" program draws on
the major insights of her own eco-conversion as well as several
spirit-based ecological paradigm shifts. Hohle¹s organization,
Inspiration House, is dedicated to nurturing spiritual
vitality for a just and sustainable planet. Visit
www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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

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

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

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in
Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful
workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith
around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol
Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very
popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite
you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
Creative Writing Group
------------------------
I am interested in starting a small creative writing group (4-6 bards)
for sharing and critiquing works of fiction: poetry, prose, and drama.
I propose meeting once every two weeks because of our hectic schedules.
I have been in two creative writing groups for a total of about 10
years, which helped me write a novel (unpublished), and get a few
stories and poems published. Writing groups are great creative outlets,
tools of learns and producing, cathartic, good fellowship, and fun!
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand/ And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,/
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour." William Blake

------------------------
Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology,
is now accepting submissions on the theme of Youth for our Spring 2009
issue. We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

We invite submissions that describe and analyze the religious practices
of young people, past and present: their ritual lives, patterns of
belief, forms of community, transformational experiences, meaningful
relationships, sources of inspiration and areas of struggle. We
particularly encourage submissions that engage religion in light of the
broader contextual realities of children and adolescents. We also invite
submissions on the ways that religious communities engage with young
people, looking at the practices through which they shape and form youth
as well as the ways in which youth stretch, critique, and lead their
religious communities. Possible themes to explore might include: rituals
marking adolescent transitions; religious and social influences on young
lives; youth-centered religious experiences such as youth groups, summer
camps, mission trips, service projects, etc.; contemporary and
historical theories and/or theologies of youth; as well as many others.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2009. For more specific
instructions on possible forms of submissions, more information on our
peer review process, or more details about the issue theme, please visit
our web site at http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/.

------------------------
Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies
------------------------
I have found this conference to be both challenging and stimulating,
and a great way to engage in ecumenical dialogue.
Bill Gural

The Fifth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in
Patristic Studies
At Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline, Massachusetts
March 19 - 21, 2009

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross
Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its fifth
annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic
Studies on March 19 - 21, 2009. The purpose of the conference is to
bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies,
Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity
in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer
research. The conference will begin on Thursday, March 19, at 5:00
p.m., and ends with dinner on Saturday, March 21.

We are now calling for paper proposals. We strongly encourage all
doctoral and masters students with research interests in Patristics,
Historical Theology, or the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity to
submit a paper abstract of approximately 250 words. Topics relating to
eastern Christianity are particularly encouraged. For examples of the
range of topics, look at the previous titles at
http://www.pappaspatristic.hchc.edu/conferences_archive.html. Each
presenter will have up to 20 minutes to present, followed by a
respondent's comments and group discussion. Please send abstracts to
Dr. Bruce Beck at pappaspatristic@comcast.net by February 1st. You will
be informed about the status of your paper proposal on or before
February 10th. The deadline for completed papers for distribution to
your respondent is March 10th.

------------------------
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, January 14, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
- Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCD
- New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Other News and Opportunities:
- "Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC *** New ***
- Creative Writing Group
- Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
- Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
PSYF718 - Healing Arts *** New ***
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
------------------------
All students were e-mailed a link to an evaluation for each course in
which they participated. Please take the time to go online and respond.
Responses are completely confidential, and your feedback is even more
valuable at this time, as our faculty are designing and revising courses
in preparation for a new curriculum.

If you did not receive a link for a class, or have questions, please
contact Faculty Assistant Jennifer Shaw at extension 228 or
jshaw2@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCDS
Anyone who wants to register for the course, please speak to Nayda in
the Registrar's Office.
------------------------
Course Number & Title: MS 121 - Living Religions: U.S. & Global
Perspectives and Practices

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough

Day & Time of Class: Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
The first class is February 9 and it runs through May 4, with NO class
on March 16.

Brief Course Description:

In a pluralistic and multicultural society, Christians no longer have
the luxury of pretending that they are the "majority" religion. Doing
ministry in today's world requires knowledge and sensitivity to the
other major world religions that are an integral part of American
culture and of our interconnected global world. This course will
introduce students to the fundamental precepts and practices of a
variety of major religions that are important players in the world
today, both in this country and abroad, including Buddhism, Hinduism,
Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Neo-Pagan traditions, and
Mormonism.

Visits to places of worship in other world religions and/or guest
speakers from these traditions will be part of this course. We will
consider the challenges that pluralism poses for people of all faith
traditions in a diverse society. We will examine how the various world
religions are being lived out in this country and throughout the world.
The intent of this course is: (1) to stimulate theological reflection
about our own Christian tradition in light of the wisdom and insights of
other world religions, and ; (2) to provide a brief introduction to the
beliefs and practices of the world religions as they are lived out in
our modern American context, and (3) to consider issues of globalism and
pluralism in the context of Christian ministry and the relationship of
religion to political and economic issues at home and abroad,
considering issues of tolerance of other religions as each religion
expresses or understands it.

------------------------
New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
------------------------
A new course available through the BTI will be offered at BC in the
spring term (beginning January 14), TH 531 - "Toward an Abrahamic Family
Reunion. Issues in Religion and Identity," taught by a Muslim,
Protestant, Jew and a Catholic.

Jews, Christians and Muslims are commonly referred to as members of the
Abrahamic family of faith. Each faith tradition looks to Abraham as
progenitor. Christianity and Judaism experienced a "parting of the
ways" in the second to the fourth century. Islam emerged as a further
prophecy and self-perceived clarification of earlier prophetic witness
in the seventh century (610 A.D.). Today, at the heart of political and
military tension in the Middle East and elsewhere are deep issues of
religious identity that are either specific to this family of faiths or
particularly exacerbated within the relationships among them. The
purpose of this course is to explore initial family relationships and
the religious issues and tensions that drive these social and political
dynamics. Abrahamic Family relations have enormous implications in
shaping the 21st century for good or for ill.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
"Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14
------------------------
On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:00-8:00 p.m, Dr. Phyllis
Silverman, a noted social work scholar and clinician will deliver a
lecture entitled "Understanding the Process of Bereavement".The focus of
the lecture will be on the process and dynamics of bereavement, with
a special emphasis on the experience of children and families. Dr.
Silverman will discuss the research she conducted as Project Director
for the Harvard/MGH Child Bereavement study. She will also review ways
students can better understand their own feelings and personal
experience with loss, grief and bereavement as it impacts their work in
clinical social work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center (Main Campus Building), Simmons
College
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Any questions, please contact Suzanne Sankar:
suzanne.sankar@simmons.edu

------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. Meeting: this Thursday, 1.22 at 7:30pm. Location:
Belmont.

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

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

The speaker is Carol Hohle, Founder and Executive Director of
Inspiration House. She is an educator, environmentalist & spiritual
activist who speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on spiritual
practices and eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of Andover Newton
Theological School, where her studies and thesis focused on the
intersection of faith and ecology. The "Living Green" program draws on
the major insights of her own eco-conversion as well as several
spirit-based ecological paradigm shifts. Hohle¹s organization,
Inspiration House, is dedicated to nurturing spiritual
vitality for a just and sustainable planet. Visit
www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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

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

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

------------------------
UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC *** New ***
------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in
Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful
workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith
around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol
Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very
popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite
you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

------------------------
Creative Writing Group
------------------------
I am interested in starting a small creative writing group (4-6 bards)
for sharing and critiquing works of fiction: poetry, prose, and drama.
I propose meeting once every two weeks because of our hectic schedules.
I have been in two creative writing groups for a total of about 10
years, which helped me write a novel (unpublished), and get a few
stories and poems published. Writing groups are great creative outlets,
tools of learns and producing, cathartic, good fellowship, and fun!
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand/ And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,/
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour." William Blake

------------------------
Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology,
is now accepting submissions on the theme of Youth for our Spring 2009
issue. We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

We invite submissions that describe and analyze the religious practices
of young people, past and present: their ritual lives, patterns of
belief, forms of community, transformational experiences, meaningful
relationships, sources of inspiration and areas of struggle. We
particularly encourage submissions that engage religion in light of the
broader contextual realities of children and adolescents. We also invite
submissions on the ways that religious communities engage with young
people, looking at the practices through which they shape and form youth
as well as the ways in which youth stretch, critique, and lead their
religious communities. Possible themes to explore might include: rituals
marking adolescent transitions; religious and social influences on young
lives; youth-centered religious experiences such as youth groups, summer
camps, mission trips, service projects, etc.; contemporary and
historical theories and/or theologies of youth; as well as many others.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2009. For more specific
instructions on possible forms of submissions, more information on our
peer review process, or more details about the issue theme, please visit
our web site at http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/.

------------------------
Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies
------------------------
I have found this conference to be both challenging and stimulating,
and a great way to engage in ecumenical dialogue.
Bill Gural

The Fifth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in
Patristic Studies
At Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline, Massachusetts
March 19 - 21, 2009

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross
Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its fifth
annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic
Studies on March 19 - 21, 2009. The purpose of the conference is to
bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies,
Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity
in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer
research. The conference will begin on Thursday, March 19, at 5:00
p.m., and ends with dinner on Saturday, March 21.

We are now calling for paper proposals. We strongly encourage all
doctoral and masters students with research interests in Patristics,
Historical Theology, or the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity to
submit a paper abstract of approximately 250 words. Topics relating to
eastern Christianity are particularly encouraged. For examples of the
range of topics, look at the previous titles at
http://www.pappaspatristic.hchc.edu/conferences_archive.html. Each
presenter will have up to 20 minutes to present, followed by a
respondent's comments and group discussion. Please send abstracts to
Dr. Bruce Beck at pappaspatristic@comcast.net by February 1st. You will
be informed about the status of your paper proposal on or before
February 10th. The deadline for completed papers for distribution to
your respondent is March 10th.

------------------------
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, January 13, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
- Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCD
- New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Other News and Opportunities:
- Vigil and public statement on the Gaza Crisis *** New ***
- Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse
- "Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Creative Writing Group
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Jim Hinds Called to Ministry
- Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
- Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
PSYF718 - Healing Arts *** New ***
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
------------------------
All students were e-mailed a link to an evaluation for each course in
which they participated. Please take the time to go online and respond.
Responses are completely confidential, and your feedback is even more
valuable at this time, as our faculty are designing and revising courses
in preparation for a new curriculum.

If you did not receive a link for a class, or have questions, please
contact Faculty Assistant Jennifer Shaw at extension 228 or
jshaw2@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCDS
Anyone who wants to register for the course, please speak to Nayda in
the Registrar's Office.
------------------------
Course Number & Title: MS 121 - Living Religions: U.S. & Global
Perspectives and Practices

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough

Day & Time of Class: Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
The first class is February 9 and it runs through May 4, with NO class
on March 16.

Brief Course Description:

In a pluralistic and multicultural society, Christians no longer have
the luxury of pretending that they are the "majority" religion. Doing
ministry in today's world requires knowledge and sensitivity to the
other major world religions that are an integral part of American
culture and of our interconnected global world. This course will
introduce students to the fundamental precepts and practices of a
variety of major religions that are important players in the world
today, both in this country and abroad, including Buddhism, Hinduism,
Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Neo-Pagan traditions, and
Mormonism.

Visits to places of worship in other world religions and/or guest
speakers from these traditions will be part of this course. We will
consider the challenges that pluralism poses for people of all faith
traditions in a diverse society. We will examine how the various world
religions are being lived out in this country and throughout the world.
The intent of this course is: (1) to stimulate theological reflection
about our own Christian tradition in light of the wisdom and insights of
other world religions, and ; (2) to provide a brief introduction to the
beliefs and practices of the world religions as they are lived out in
our modern American context, and (3) to consider issues of globalism and
pluralism in the context of Christian ministry and the relationship of
religion to political and economic issues at home and abroad,
considering issues of tolerance of other religions as each religion
expresses or understands it.

------------------------
New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
------------------------
A new course available through the BTI will be offered at BC in the
spring term (beginning January 14), TH 531 - "Toward an Abrahamic Family
Reunion. Issues in Religion and Identity," taught by a Muslim,
Protestant, Jew and a Catholic.

Jews, Christians and Muslims are commonly referred to as members of the
Abrahamic family of faith. Each faith tradition looks to Abraham as
progenitor. Christianity and Judaism experienced a "parting of the
ways" in the second to the fourth century. Islam emerged as a further
prophecy and self-perceived clarification of earlier prophetic witness
in the seventh century (610 A.D.). Today, at the heart of political and
military tension in the Middle East and elsewhere are deep issues of
religious identity that are either specific to this family of faiths or
particularly exacerbated within the relationships among them. The
purpose of this course is to explore initial family relationships and
the religious issues and tensions that drive these social and political
dynamics. Abrahamic Family relations have enormous implications in
shaping the 21st century for good or for ill.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Vigil and public statement on the Gaza Crisis *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Friends,

There has been a growing cry for a community gathering about the Gaza
crisis that calls for an end to the violence while expressing our
anguish for both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.

Boston-area Muslim, Christian, and Jewish leaders have jointly written
a statement calling for a cease-fire in Gaza and expressing our desire
to demonstrate that during these most difficult of times we are prepared
to stretch our hands out to each other. The statement with initial
signatures (including mine) is attached.

Join us for a silent INTERFAITH VIGIL to make the declaration public
and stand shoulder to shoulder with members of Boston's Muslim,
Jewish, and Christian communities. Signs (drawn from the statement) will
be provided. No other signs please.

INTERFAITH VIGIL
Tuesday, January 13; 5:30-6:30pm
Park Street Station, downtown Boston

This effort is being organized by a wide range of activists from each
faith group. Boston Workmen's Circle has offered to serve as the
contact for logistics. For up to date information go to
www.circleboston.org; for questions email info@circleboston.org

Full copy of statement is attached or visit:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/interfaithdeclarationforpeace/
(there is an opportunity for others to sign on).

N.
------------------------
Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse
------------------------
Nick Page, song-leader extraordinaire will visit the WOTA 646 class on
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:30 am in the Meetinghouse. He will
lead a power sing on Spirit. All Andover Newton students and those
outside the school may attend. His website is www.nickmusic.com.
Please pass on to friends, family, and students.

Blessings, Nita Penfold, D. Min.
www.nitapenfold.com
www.spiritplay.net

------------------------
"Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14
------------------------
On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:00-8:00 p.m, Dr. Phyllis
Silverman, a noted social work scholar and clinician will deliver a
lecture entitled "Understanding the Process of Bereavement".The focus of
the lecture will be on the process and dynamics of bereavement, with
a special emphasis on the experience of children and families. Dr.
Silverman will discuss the research she conducted as Project Director
for the Harvard/MGH Child Bereavement study. She will also review ways
students can better understand their own feelings and personal
experience with loss, grief and bereavement as it impacts their work in
clinical social work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center (Main Campus Building), Simmons
College
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Any questions, please contact Suzanne Sankar:
suzanne.sankar@simmons.edu

------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
------------------------
Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. Meeting: this Thursday, 1.22 at 7:30pm. Location:
Belmont.

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

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

The speaker is Carol Hohle, Founder and Executive Director of
Inspiration House. She is an educator, environmentalist & spiritual
activist who speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on spiritual
practices and eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of Andover Newton
Theological School, where her studies and thesis focused on the
intersection of faith and ecology. The "Living Green" program draws on
the major insights of her own eco-conversion as well as several
spirit-based ecological paradigm shifts. Hohle¹s organization,
Inspiration House, is dedicated to nurturing spiritual
vitality for a just and sustainable planet. Visit
www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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

------------------------
Creative Writing Group
------------------------
I am interested in starting a small creative writing group (4-6 bards)
for sharing and critiquing works of fiction: poetry, prose, and drama.
I propose meeting once every two weeks because of our hectic schedules.
I have been in two creative writing groups for a total of about 10
years, which helped me write a novel (unpublished), and get a few
stories and poems published. Writing groups are great creative outlets,
tools of learns and producing, cathartic, good fellowship, and fun!
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand/ And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,/
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour." William Blake

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

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

------------------------
Jim Hinds Called to Ministry
------------------------
On Sunday January 4, 2009, Jim Hinds (MDiv 2007) was called by members
of the First Baptist Church of Gardner (MASS) to be their settled
pastor, beginning on Feb 1. Reflecting on the occasion Jim said, "Called
at last, called at last; thank God Almighty, I'm called at last!"

------------------------
Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology,
is now accepting submissions on the theme of Youth for our Spring 2009
issue. We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

We invite submissions that describe and analyze the religious practices
of young people, past and present: their ritual lives, patterns of
belief, forms of community, transformational experiences, meaningful
relationships, sources of inspiration and areas of struggle. We
particularly encourage submissions that engage religion in light of the
broader contextual realities of children and adolescents. We also invite
submissions on the ways that religious communities engage with young
people, looking at the practices through which they shape and form youth
as well as the ways in which youth stretch, critique, and lead their
religious communities. Possible themes to explore might include: rituals
marking adolescent transitions; religious and social influences on young
lives; youth-centered religious experiences such as
youth groups, summer camps, mission trips, service projects, etc.;
contemporary and historical theories and/or theologies of youth; as well
as many others.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2009. For more specific
instructions on possible forms of submissions, more information on our
peer review process, or more details about the issue theme, please visit
our web site at http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/.

------------------------
Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies
------------------------
I have found this conference to be both challenging and stimulating,
and a great way to engage in ecumenical dialogue.
Bill Gural

The Fifth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in
Patristic Studies
At Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline, Massachusetts
March 19 - 21, 2009

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross
Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its fifth
annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic
Studies on March 19 - 21, 2009. The purpose of the conference is to
bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies,
Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity
in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer
research. The conference will begin on Thursday, March 19, at 5:00
p.m., and ends with dinner on Saturday, March 21.

We are now calling for paper proposals. We strongly encourage all
doctoral and masters students with research interests in Patristics,
Historical Theology, or the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity to
submit a paper abstract of approximately 250 words. Topics relating to
eastern Christianity are particularly encouraged. For examples of the
range of topics, look at the previous titles at
http://www.pappaspatristic.hchc.edu/conferences_archive.html. Each
presenter will have up to 20 minutes to present, followed by a
respondent's comments and group discussion. Please send abstracts to
Dr. Bruce Beck at pappaspatristic@comcast.net by February 1st. You will
be informed about the status of your paper proposal on or before
February 10th. The deadline for completed papers for distribution to
your respondent is March 10th.

------------------------
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, January 12, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 12th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
- Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCD
- New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Important Internet Explorer Update
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Other News and Opportunities:
- Vigil and public statement on the Gaza Crisis *** New ***
- Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse
- "Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Creative Writing Group
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Jim Hinds Called to Ministry
- Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
- Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!!
------------------------
All students were e-mailed a link to an evaluation for each course in
which they participated. Please take the time to go online and respond.
Responses are completely confidential, and your feedback is even more
valuable at this time, as our faculty are designing and revising courses
in preparation for a new curriculum.

If you did not receive a link for a class, or have questions, please
contact Faculty Assistant Jennifer Shaw at extension 228 or
jshaw2@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCDS
Anyone who wants to register for the course, please speak to Nayda in
the Registrar's Office.
------------------------
Course Number & Title: MS 121 - Living Religions: U.S. & Global
Perspectives and Practices

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough

Day & Time of Class: Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
The first class is February 9 and it runs through May 4, with NO class
on March 16.

Brief Course Description:

In a pluralistic and multicultural society, Christians no longer have
the luxury of pretending that they are the "majority" religion. Doing
ministry in today's world requires knowledge and sensitivity to the
other major world religions that are an integral part of American
culture and of our interconnected global world. This course will
introduce students to the fundamental precepts and practices of a
vartoday, both in this country and abroad, including Buddhism, Hinduism,
Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Neo-Pagan traditions, and
Mormonism.

Visits to places of worship in other world religions and/or guest
speakers from these traditions will be part of this course. We will
consider the challenges that pluralism poses for people of all faith
traditions in a diverse society. We will examine how the various world
religions are being lived out in this country and throughout the
world. The intent of this course is: (1) to stimulate theological
reflection about our own Christian tradition in light of the wisdom and
insights of other world religions, and ; (2) to provide a brief
introduction to the beliefs and practices of the world religions as they
are lived out in our modern American context, and (3) to consider issues
of globalism and pluralism in the context of Christian ministry and the
relationship of religion to political and economic issues at home and
abroad, considering issues of tolerance of other religions as each
religion expresses or understands it.

------------------------
New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
------------------------
A new course available through the BTI will be offered at BC in the
spring term (beginning January 14), TH 531 - "Toward an Abrahamic Family
Reunion. Issues in Religion and Identity," taught by a Muslim,
Protestant, Jew and a Catholic.

Jews, Christians and Muslims are commonly referred to as members of the
Abrahamic family of faith. Each faith tradition looks to Abraham as
progenitor. Christianity and Judaism experienced a "parting of the ways"
in the second to the fourth century. Islam emerged as a further prophecy
and self-perceived clarification of earlier prophetic witness in the
seventh century (610 A.D.). Today, at the heart of political and
military tension in the Middle East and elsewhere are deep issues of
religious identity that are either specific to this family of faiths or
particularly exacerbated within the relationships among them. The
purpose of this course is to explore initial family relationships and
the religious issues and tensions that drive these social and political
dynamics. Abrahamic Family relations have enormous implications in
shaping the 21st century for good or for ill.

------------------------
Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
------------------------
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.

------------------------
Important Internet Explorer Update
------------------------
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.

------------------------
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. PleasIn 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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Vigil and public statement on the Gaza Crisis *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Friends,

There has been a growing cry for a community gathering about the Gaza
crisis that calls for an end to the violence while expressing our
anguish for both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.

Boston-area Muslim, Christian, and Jewish leaders have jointly written a
statement calling for a cease-fire in Gaza and expressing our desire to
demonstrate that during these most difficult of times we are prepared to
stretch our hands out to each other. The statement with initial
signatures (including mine) is attached.

Join us for a silent INTERFAITH VIGIL to make the declaration public and
stand shoulder to shoulder with members of Boston's Muslim, Jewish, and
Christian communities. Signs (drawn from the statement) will be
provided. No other signs please.

INTERFAITH VIGIL
Tuesday, January 13
5:30-6:30pm
Park Street Station, downtown Boston


This effort is being organized by a wide range of activists from each
faith group. Boston Workmen's Circle has offered to serve as the contact
for logistics. For up to date information go to www.circleboston.org;
for questions email info@circleboston.org

Full copy of statement is attached or visit:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/interfaithdeclarationforpeace/
(there is an opportunity for others to sign on).

N.
------------------------
Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse
------------------------
Nick Page, song-leader extraordinaire will visit the WOTA 646 class on
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:30 am in the Meetinghouse. He will
lead a power sing on Spirit. All Andover Newton students and those
outside the school may attend. His website is www.nickmusic.com.
Please pass on to friends, family, and students.

Blessings, Nita Penfold, D. Min.
www.nitapenfold.com
www.spiritplay.net

------------------------
"Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14
------------------------
On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:00-8:00 p.m, Dr. Phyllis Silverman,
a noted social work scholar and clinician will deliver a lecture
entitled "Understanding the Process of Bereavement".The focus of the
lecture will be on the process and dynamics of bereavement, with a
special emphasis on the experience of children and families. Dr.
Silverman will discuss the research she conducted as Project Director
for the Harvard/MGH Child Bereavement study. She will also review ways
students can better understand their own feelings and personal
experience with loss, grief and bereavement as it impacts their work in
clinical social work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center (Main Campus Building), Simmons
College
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Any questions, please contact Suzanne Sankar:
suzanne.sankar@simmons.edu

------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and Society
with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United
Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
Invitation for women healersInterested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. Meeting: this Thursday, 1.22 at 7:30pm. Location:
Belmont.

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

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

The speaker is Carol Hohle, Founder and Executive Director of
Inspiration House. She is an educator, environmentalist & spiritual
activist who speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on spiritual
practices and eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of Andover Newton
Theological School, where her studies and thesis focused on the
intersection of faith and ecology. The "Living Green" program draws on
the major insights of her own eco-conversion as well as several
spirit-based ecological paradigm shifts. Hohle¹s organization,
Inspiration House, is dedicated to nurturing spiritual
vitality for a just and sustainable planet. Visit
www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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

------------------------
Creative Writing Group
------------------------
I am interested in starting a small creative writing group (4-6 bards)
for sharing and critiquing works of fiction: poetry, prose, and drama.
I propose meeting once every two weeks because of our hectic schedules.
I have been in two creative writing groups for a total of about 10
years, which helped me write a novel (unpublished), and get a few
stories and poems published. Writing groups are great creative outlets,
tools of learns and producing, cathartic, good fellowship, and fun!
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand/ And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,/ Hold
Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour." William Blake

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

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

------------------------
Jim Hinds Called to Ministry
------------------------
On Sunday January 4, 2009, Jim Hinds (MDiv 2007) was called by members
of the First Baptist Church of Gardner (MASS) to be their settled
pastor, beginning on Feb 1. Reflecting on the occasion Jim said, "Called
at last, called at last; thank God Almighty, I'm called at last!"

------------------------
Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
---Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology,
is now accepting submissions on the theme of Youth for our Spring 2009
issue. We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

We invite submissions that describe and analyze the religious practices
of young people, past and present: their ritual lives, patterns of
belief, forms of community, transformational experiences, meaningful
relationships, sources of inspiration and areas of struggle. We
particularly encourage submissions that engage religion in light of the
broader contextual realities of children and adolescents. We also invite
submissions on the ways that religious communities engage with young
people, looking at the practices through which they shape and form youth
as well as the ways in which youth stretch, critique, and lead their
religious communities. Possible themes to explore might include: rituals
marking adolescent transitions; religious and social influences on young
lives; youth-centered religious experiences such as
youth groups, summer camps, mission trips, service projects, etc.;
contemporary and historical theories and/or theologies of youth; as well
as many others.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2009. For more specific instructions
on possible forms of submissions, more information on our peer review
process, or more details about the issue theme, please visit our web
site at http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/.

------------------------
Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies
------------------------
I have found this conference to be both challenging and stimulating, and
a great way to engage in ecumenical dialogue.
Bill Gural

The Fifth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in
Patristic Studies
At Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline, Massachusetts
March 19 - 21, 2009

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross
Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its fifth
annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic
Studies on March 19 - 21, 2009. The purpose of the conference is to
bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies,
Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity
in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer
research. The conference will begin on Thursday, March 19, at 5:00
p.m., and ends with dinner on Saturday, March 21.

We are now calling for paper proposals. We strongly encourage all
doctoral and masters students with research interests in Patristics,
Historical Theology, or the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity to
submit a paper abstract of approximately 250 words. Topics relating to
eastern Christianity are particularly encouraged. For examples of the
range of topics, look at the previous titles at
http://www.pappaspatristic.hchc.edu/conferences_archive.html. Each
presenter will have up to 20 minutes to present, followed by a
respondent's comments and group discussion. Please send abstracts to
Dr. Bruce Beck at pappaspatristic@comcast.net by February 1st. You will
be informed about the status of your paper proposal on or before
February 10th. The deadline for completed papers for distribution to
your respondent is March 10th.

------------------------
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 (Residen

Friday, January 09, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 9th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full Courses *** Check Daily
***
- Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!! *** New ***
- Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCDS *** New
***
- New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
- 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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse
- "Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14 ***
New ***
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Creative Writing Group *** New ***
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Jim Hinds Called to Ministry
- Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
- Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies *** New ***
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!! *** New ***
------------------------
All students were e-mailed a link to an evaluation for each course in
which they participated. Please take the time to go online and respond.
Responses are completely confidential, and your feedback is even more
valuable at this time, as our faculty are designing and revising courses
in preparation for a new curriculum.

If you did not receive a link for a class, or have questions, please
contact Faculty Assistant Jennifer Shaw at extension 228 or
jshaw2@ants.edu.

------------------------
Spring 2009 Distance Learning Course to be Offered by CRCDS *** New
***
Anyone who wants to register for the course, please speak to Nayda in
the Registrar's Office.
------------------------
Course Number & Title: MS 121 - Living Religions: U.S. & Global
Perspectives and Practices

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough

Day & Time of Class: Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
The first class is February 9 and it runs through May 4, with NO class
on March 16.

Brief Course Description:

In a pluralistic and multicultural society, Christians no longer have
the luxury of pretending that they are the "majority" religion. Doing
ministry in today's world requires knowledge and sensitivity to the
other major world religions that are an integral part of American
culture and of our interconnected global world. This course will
introduce students to the fundamental precepts and practices of a
variety of major religions that are important players in the world
today, both in this country and abroad, including Buddhism, Hinduism,
Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Neo-Pagan traditions, and
Mormonism.

Visits to places of worship in other world religions and/or guest
speakers from these traditions will be part of this course. We will
consider the challenges that pluralism poses for people of all faith
traditions in a diverse society. We will examine how the various world
religions are being lived out in this country and throughout the
world. The intent of this course is: (1) to stimulate theological
reflection about our own Christian tradition in light of the wisdom and
insights of other world religions, and ; (2) to provide a brief
introduction to the beliefs and practices of the world religions as they
are lived out in our modern American context, and (3) to consider issues
of globalism and pluralism in the context of Christian ministry and the
relationship of religion to political and economic issues at home and
abroad, considering issues of tolerance of other religions as each
religion expresses or understands it.

------------------------
New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
------------------------
A new course available through the BTI will be offered at BC in the
spring term (beginning January 14), TH 531 - "Toward an Abrahamic Family
Reunion. Issues in Religion and Identity," taught by a Muslim,
Protestant, Jew and a Catholic.

Jews, Christians and Muslims are commonly referred to as members of the
Abrahamic family of faith. Each faith tradition looks to Abraham as
progenitor. Christianity and Judaism experienced a "parting of the
ways" in the second to the fourth century. Islam emerged as a further
prophecy and self-perceived clarification of earlier prophetic witness
in the seventh century (610 A.D.). Today, at the heart of political and
military tension in the Middle East and elsewhere are deep issues of
religious identity that are either specific to this family of faiths or
particularly exacerbated within the relationships among them. The
purpose of this course is to explore initial family relationships and
the religious issues and tensions that drive these social and political
dynamics. Abrahamic Family relations have enormous implications in
shaping the 21st century for good or for ill.

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

------------------------
Important Internet Explorer Update
------------------------
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.

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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse
------------------------
Nick Page, song-leader extraordinaire will visit the WOTA 646 class on
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:30 am in the Meetinghouse. He will
lead a power sing on Spirit. All Andover Newton students and those
outside the school may attend. His website is www.nickmusic.com.
Please pass on to friends, family, and students.

Blessings, Nita Penfold, D. Min.
www.nitapenfold.com
www.spiritplay.net

------------------------
"Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14 *** New
***
------------------------
On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:00-8:00 p.m, Dr. Phyllis
Silverman, a noted social work scholar and clinician will deliver a
lecture entitled "Understanding the Process of Bereavement".The focus of
the lecture will be on the process and dynamics of bereavement, with
a special emphasis on the experience of children and families. Dr.
Silverman will discuss the research she conducted as Project Director
for the Harvard/MGH Child Bereavement study. She will also review ways
students can better understand their own feelings and personal
experience with loss, grief and bereavement as it impacts their work in
clinical social work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center (Main Campus Building), Simmons
College
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Any questions, please contact Suzanne Sankar:
suzanne.sankar@simmons.edu

------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

The speaker is Carol Hohle, Founder and Executive Director of
Inspiration House. She is an educator, environmentalist & spiritual
activist who speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on spiritual
practices and eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of Andover Newton
Theological School, where her studies and thesis focused on the
intersection of faith and ecology. The "Living Green" program draws on
the major insights of her own eco-conversion as well as several
spirit-based ecological paradigm shifts. Hohle¹s organization,
Inspiration House, is dedicated to nurturing spiritual
vitality for a just and sustainable planet. Visit
www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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

------------------------
Creative Writing Group *** New ***
------------------------
I am interested in starting a small creative writing group (4-6 bards)
for sharing and critiquing works of fiction: poetry, prose, and drama.
I propose meeting once every two weeks because of our hectic schedules.
I have been in two creative writing groups for a total of about 10
years, which helped me write a novel (unpublished), and get a few
stories and poems published. Writing groups are great creative outlets,
tools of learns and producing, cathartic, good fellowship, and fun!
Please contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand/ And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,/
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour." William Blake

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

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

------------------------
Jim Hinds Called to Ministry
------------------------
On Sunday January 4, 2009, Jim Hinds (MDiv 2007) was called by members
of the First Baptist Church of Gardner (MASS) to be their settled
pastor, beginning on Feb 1. Reflecting on the occasion Jim said, "Called
at last, called at last; thank God Almighty, I'm called at last!"

------------------------
Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology,
is now accepting submissions on the theme of Youth for our Spring 2009
issue. We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

We invite submissions that describe and analyze the religious practices
of young people, past and present: their ritual lives, patterns of
belief, forms of community, transformational experiences, meaningful
relationships, sources of inspiration and areas of struggle. We
particularly encourage submissions that engage religion in light of the
broader contextual realities of children and adolescents. We also invite
submissions on the ways that religious communities engage with young
people, looking at the practices through which they shape and form youth
as well as the ways in which youth stretch, critique, and lead their
religious communities. Possible themes to explore might include: rituals
marking adolescent transitions; religious and social influences on young
lives; youth-centered religious experiences such as
youth groups, summer camps, mission trips, service projects, etc.;
contemporary and historical theories and/or theologies of youth; as well
as many others.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2009. For more specific
instructions on possible forms of submissions, more information on our
peer review process, or more details about the issue theme, please visit
our web site at http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/.

------------------------
Call for Papers: 5th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students
Conference in Patristic Studies *** New ***
------------------------
I have found this conference to be both challenging and stimulating,
and a great way to engage in ecumenical dialogue.
Bill Gural

The Fifth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in
Patristic Studies
At Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline, Massachusetts
March 19 - 21, 2009

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross
Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its fifth
annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic
Studies on March 19 - 21, 2009. The purpose of the conference is to
bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies,
Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity
in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer
research. The conference will begin on Thursday, March 19, at 5:00
p.m., and ends with dinner on Saturday, March 21.

We are now calling for paper proposals. We strongly encourage all
doctoral and masters students with research interests in Patristics,
Historical Theology, or the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity to
submit a paper abstract of approximately 250 words. Topics relating to
eastern Christianity are particularly encouraged. For examples of the
range of topics, look at the previous titles at
http://www.pappaspatristic.hchc.edu/conferences_archive.html. Each
presenter will have up to 20 minutes to present, followed by a
respondent's comments and group discussion. Please send abstracts to
Dr. Bruce Beck at pappaspatristic@comcast.net by February 1st. You will
be informed about the status of your paper proposal on or before
February 10th. The deadline for completed papers for distribution to
your respondent is March 10th.

------------------------
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, January 08, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 8th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full Courses *** Check Daily
***
- Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!! *** New ***
- New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
- 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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse
- "Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14 ***
New ***
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Jim Hinds Called to Ministry
- Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
Evaluations - Your Participation Counts!! *** New ***
------------------------
All students were e-mailed a link to an evaluation for each course in
which they participated. Please take the time to go online and respond.
Responses are completely confidential, and your feedback is even more
valuable at this time, as our faculty are designing and revising courses
in preparation for a new curriculum.

If you did not receive a link for a class, or have questions, please
contact Faculty Assistant Jennifer Shaw at extension 228 or
jshaw2@ants.edu.

------------------------
New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
------------------------
A new course available through the BTI will be offered at BC in the
spring term (beginning January 14), TH 531 - "Toward an Abrahamic Family
Reunion. Issues in Religion and Identity," taught by a Muslim,
Protestant, Jew and a Catholic.

Jews, Christians and Muslims are commonly referred to as members of the
Abrahamic family of faith. Each faith tradition looks to Abraham as
progenitor. Christianity and Judaism experienced a "parting of the
ways" in the second to the fourth century. Islam emerged as a further
prophecy and self-perceived clarification of earlier prophetic witness
in the seventh century (610 A.D.). Today, at the heart of political and
military tension in the Middle East and elsewhere are deep issues of
religious identity that are either specific to this family of faiths or
particularly exacerbated within the relationships among them. The
purpose of this course is to explore initial family relationships and
the religious issues and tensions that drive these social and political
dynamics. Abrahamic Family relations have enormous implications in
shaping the 21st century for good or for ill.

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

------------------------
Important Internet Explorer Update
------------------------
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.

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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse
------------------------
Nick Page, song-leader extraordinaire will visit the WOTA 646 class on
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:30 am in the Meetinghouse. He will
lead a power sing on Spirit. All Andover Newton students and those
outside the school may attend. His website is www.nickmusic.com.
Please pass on to friends, family, and students.

Blessings, Nita Penfold, D. Min.
www.nitapenfold.com
www.spiritplay.net

------------------------
"Understanding the Process of Bereavement" Lecture, January 14 *** New
***
------------------------
On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:00-8:00 p.m, Dr. Phyllis
Silverman, a noted social work scholar and clinician will deliver a
lecture entitled "Understanding the Process of Bereavement".The focus of
the lecture will be on the process and dynamics of bereavement, with
a special emphasis on the experience of children and families. Dr.
Silverman will discuss the research she conducted as Project Director
for the Harvard/MGH Child Bereavement study. She will also review ways
students can better understand their own feelings and personal
experience with loss, grief and bereavement as it impacts their work in
clinical social work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center (Main Campus Building), Simmons
College
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Any questions, please contact Suzanne Sankar:
suzanne.sankar@simmons.edu

------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

The speaker is Carol Hohle, Founder and Executive Director of
Inspiration House. She is an educator, environmentalist & spiritual
activist who speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on spiritual
practices and eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of Andover Newton
Theological School, where her studies and thesis focused on the
intersection of faith and ecology. The "Living Green" program draws on
the major insights of her own eco-conversion as well as several
spirit-based ecological paradigm shifts. Hohle¹s organization,
Inspiration House, is dedicated to nurturing spiritual
vitality for a just and sustainable planet. Visit
www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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

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

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

------------------------
Jim Hinds Called to Ministry
------------------------
On Sunday January 4, 2009, Jim Hinds (MDiv 2007) was called by members
of the First Baptist Church of Gardner (MASS) to be their settled
pastor, beginning on Feb 1. Reflecting on the occasion Jim said, "Called
at last, called at last; thank God Almighty, I'm called at last!"

------------------------
Call for Submissions: Practical Matters
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology,
is now accepting submissions on the theme of Youth for our Spring 2009
issue. We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

We invite submissions that describe and analyze the religious practices
of young people, past and present: their ritual lives, patterns of
belief, forms of community, transformational experiences, meaningful
relationships, sources of inspiration and areas of struggle. We
particularly encourage submissions that engage religion in light of the
broader contextual realities of children and adolescents. We also invite
submissions on the ways that religious communities engage with young
people, looking at the practices through which they shape and form youth
as well as the ways in which youth stretch, critique, and lead their
religious communities. Possible themes to explore might include: rituals
marking adolescent transitions; religious and social influences on young
lives; youth-centered religious experiences such as
youth groups, summer camps, mission trips, service projects, etc.;
contemporary and historical theories and/or theologies of youth; as well
as many others.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2009. For more specific
instructions on possible forms of submissions, more information on our
peer review process, or more details about the issue theme, please visit
our web site at http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/.

------------------------
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, January 07, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full Courses *** Check Daily
***
- New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
- 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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse *** New ***
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Jim Hinds Called to Ministry *** New ***
- Call for Submissions: Practical Matters *** New ***
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program

Cancel Courses:
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14)
------------------------
A new course available through the BTI will be offered at BC in the
spring term (beginning January 14), TH 531 - "Toward an Abrahamic Family
Reunion. Issues in Religion and Identity," taught by a Muslim,
Protestant, Jew and a Catholic.

Jews, Christians and Muslims are commonly referred to as members of the
Abrahamic family of faith. Each faith tradition looks to Abraham as
progenitor. Christianity and Judaism experienced a "parting of the
ways" in the second to the fourth century. Islam emerged as a further
prophecy and self-perceived clarification of earlier prophetic witness
in the seventh century (610 A.D.). Today, at the heart of political and
military tension in the Middle East and elsewhere are deep issues of
religious identity that are either specific to this family of faiths or
particularly exacerbated within the relationships among them. The
purpose of this course is to explore initial family relationships and
the religious issues and tensions that drive these social and political
dynamics. Abrahamic Family relations have enormous implications in
shaping the 21st century for good or for ill.

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

------------------------
Important Internet Explorer Update
------------------------
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.

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

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Nick Page Power Sing 10:30 am January 14 in Meetinghouse *** New ***
------------------------
Nick Page, song-leader extraordinaire will visit the WOTA 646 class on
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:30 am in the Meetinghouse. He will
lead a power sing on Spirit. All Andover Newton students and those
outside the school may attend. His website is www.nickmusic.com.
Please pass on to friends, family, and students.

Blessings, Nita Penfold, D. Min.
www.nitapenfold.com
www.spiritplay.net

------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th
------------------------
"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

------------------------
Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
------------------------
A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

The speaker is Carol Hohle, Founder and Executive Director of
Inspiration House. She is an educator, environmentalist & spiritual
activist who speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on spiritual
practices and eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of Andover Newton
Theological School, where her studies and thesis focused on the
intersection of faith and ecology. The "Living Green" program draws on
the major insights of her own eco-conversion as well as several
spirit-based ecological paradigm shifts. Hohle¹s organization,
Inspiration House, is dedicated to nurturing spiritual
vitality for a just and sustainable planet. Visit
www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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

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

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

------------------------
Jim Hinds Called to Ministry *** New ***
------------------------
On Sunday January 4, 2009, Jim Hinds (MDiv 2007) was called by members
of the First Baptist Church of Gardner (MASS) to be their settled
pastor, beginning on Feb 1. Reflecting on the occasion Jim said, "Called
at last, called at last; thank God Almighty, I'm called at last!"

------------------------
Call for Submissions: Practical Matters *** New ***
------------------------
Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology,
is now accepting submissions on the theme of Youth for our Spring 2009
issue. We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment
Inc.

We invite submissions that describe and analyze the religious practices
of young people, past and present: their ritual lives, patterns of
belief, forms of community, transformational experiences, meaningful
relationships, sources of inspiration and areas of struggle. We
particularly encourage submissions that engage religion in light of the
broader contextual realities of children and adolescents. We also invite
submissions on the ways that religious communities engage with young
people, looking at the practices through which they shape and form youth
as well as the ways in which youth stretch, critique, and lead their
religious communities. Possible themes to explore might include: rituals
marking adolescent transitions; religious and social influences on young
lives; youth-centered religious experiences such as
youth groups, summer camps, mission trips, service projects, etc.;
contemporary and historical theories and/or theologies of youth; as well
as many others.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2009. For more specific
instructions on possible forms of submissions, more information on our
peer review process, or more details about the issue theme, please visit
our web site at http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/.

------------------------
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, January 06, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full Courses *** Check Daily
***
- New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14) *** New ***
- 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

Other News and Opportunities:
- "Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th *** New ***
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th ***
New ***
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, end of
January
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program
THEO614 - Systematic Theology II

Cancel Courses:
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

------------------------
New course through BTI offered at BC in the spring term (beginning
January 14) *** New ***
------------------------
A new course available through the BTI will be offered at BC in the
spring term (beginning January 14), TH 531 - "Toward an Abrahamic Family
Reunion. Issues in Religion and Identity," taught by a Muslim,
Protestant, Jew and a Catholic.

Jews, Christians and Muslims are commonly referred to as members of the
Abrahamic family of faith. Each faith tradition looks to Abraham as
progenitor. Christianity and Judaism experienced a "parting of the
ways" in the second to the fourth century. Islam emerged as a further
prophecy and self-perceived clarification of earlier prophetic witness
in the seventh century (610 A.D.). Today, at the heart of political and
military tension in the Middle East and elsewhere are deep issues of
religious identity that are either specific to this family of faiths or
particularly exacerbated within the relationships among them. The
purpose of this course is to explore initial family relationships and
the religious issues and tensions that drive these social and political
dynamics. Abrahamic Family relations have enormous implications in
shaping the 21st century for good or for ill.

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

------------------------
Important Internet Explorer Update
------------------------
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.

------------------------
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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Other News and Opportunities:
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"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": Conversation about Church&Society,
January 20th *** New ***
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"Looking Back, Looking Ahead": A conversation about Church and
Society with Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the
United Church of Christ

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel.

Join us for an evening conversation with Rev. John Thomas about what's
happening in the UCC, and beyond, on the evening of Inauguration Day.
John will speak to the issues of the day, and engage us in discussion.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with the
program beginning at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

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Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th ***
New ***
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A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

The speaker is Carol Hohle, Founder and Executive Director of
Inspiration House. She is an educator, environmentalist & spiritual
activist who speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on spiritual
practices and eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of Andover Newton
Theological School, where her studies and thesis focused on the
intersection of faith and ecology. The "Living Green" program draws on
the major insights of her own eco-conversion as well as several
spirit-based ecological paradigm shifts. Hohle¹s organization,
Inspiration House, is dedicated to nurturing spiritual
vitality for a just and sustainable planet. Visit
www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

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Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
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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
------------------------
Toni DiPina's Ordination Service Date has been Changed from 1/25/09 to
February 8, 2009. 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

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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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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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, January 05, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 5th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
- 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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
- Change of Date Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- BC Gym Parking Costs
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

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Academic & Facilities:
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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 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program
THEO614 - Systematic Theology II

Cancel Courses:
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

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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
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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
------------------------
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:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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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Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference
------------------------
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

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

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