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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Community Day Library Hours
- Field Education Opportunity! April 1st
- Resident Representative Applications Available Now!
- Commencement invitations arrived!
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Worship This Week: March 30th - April 3rd
- 7 Last Words BSF Chapel!, April 2nd, 12:30 *** New ***
- New Lost waiting to be Found
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's,
http://www.wrighttavern.org/courses.html, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, Federated Church
of Hyannis, jennieval@comcast.net, April 4th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, 1PM-3PM,
aedwards@ants.edu, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,
pbaxter@cmsboston.org, May 2nd
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church,
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm, May 18th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Community Day Library Hours
------------------------
The library will be open 7 PM to 10 PM on Community Day, March 31.

------------------------
Field Education Opportunity! April 1st
------------------------
Field Education Opportunity! Come meet the Pastor and TPC members from
First Congregational Church in Whitman. Wednesday, April 1, 11:45-1:15
in the dining hall. Contact Jen Walker with any questions
jwalker@ants.edu.

Best Wishes,
Jen

------------------------
Resident Representative Applications Available Now!
------------------------
Would you like to join the Dean of Student's staffing team? Res Rep
applications are now available in Frank Novo's office in Worcester. We
anticipate openings in Fuller, Kendall, and Farwell. Res Reps receive
$100/month plus free housing if they live in Appleton Chase or Farwell,
or a $300/month credit to their housing if they live in one of the other
buildings. Applications are due on Friday, April 17. If you have any
questions please contact me or Frank Novo (fnovo@ants.edu).

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Commencement invitations arrived!
------------------------
Invitations are available at the Registrar's office.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th
------------------------
The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
-------------------------
Worship This Week: March 30th - April 3rd
-------------------------
Morning Worship EVERY day, 8:25 am, Lower Level Wilson Chapel, **NOT**
on Tuesday - Community Day

Tuesday: Community Day, Interfaith Worship in Wilson Chapel, 10 am
Tuesday Evening Celtic Evening Prayer will **NOT** be held, Community
Day

Wednesday Community Chapel, 1 pm Wilson Chapel:
Morgan R. McLean, preaching, "Is It Worth It?"
With special musical performance by Michael Frady, Chris Davies, Chris
Lanzara, Kimberly Salico-Diehl, and Al Hoyt!

Wednesday, 9 pm, Quaker Worship Sharing, Lower Level Wilson Chapel

Thursday April 2, 12:30, Worship in the Black Tradition
7 Last Words in Seven Minutes -- Current students, alums and a local
preacher!
**note early meeting time**

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
7 Last Words BSF Chapel!, April 2nd, 12:30 *** New ***
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship presents Seven Last Words in 7 Minutes!
Current students, alumni, and area ministers will bring the Seven Last
Words to life in 7 minutes each this Thursday at 12:30. Please join us,
all are welcome.

------------------------
New Lost waiting to be Found
------------------------
A single earring was found on campus this afternoon and is in the lost
& found in Dabney.
It is a circle with a dolphin in the middle with four blue stones.

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30
In the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to
participate. All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity! Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in
the front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!
------------------------
Andover Newton's bookstore and the Program for Worship, Theology and
the Arts are pleased to announce a series of poetry readings in
celebration of National Poetry Month. Join us in Upper Noyes lounge at
noon each Tuesday in April as poets read from recently published and new
works.
Bring your lunch, and your hunger for words that reach from depths to
depths.

Dates and Featured poets:
April 7: Carole Fontaine reads from Only When Women Sing: Poems on
Human Rights (2009)
April 14: Chuck Harper reads from Sorting Things Out (2008)
April 21: Elizabeth Kirschner reads from My Life as a Doll (2008)
April 28: Rod Jellema reads from A Slender Grace (2004)


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol
Murray

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American
Program.

Monday, March 30, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 30th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Community Day Library Hours
- Field Education Opportunity! April 1st *** New ***
- Resident Representative Applications Available Now!
- Commencement invitations arrived!
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Worship This Week: March 30th - April 3rd
- New Lost waiting to be Found
- Community Day Schedule, March 31st *** New ***
- Sturtevant and Kendall/Fuller room Clean-out
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's,
http://www.wrighttavern.org/courses.html, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, Federated Church
of Hyannis, jennieval@comcast.net, April 4th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, 1PM-3PM,
aedwards@ants.edu, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,
pbaxter@cmsboston.org, May 2nd
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church,
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm, May 18th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Community Day Library Hours
------------------------
The library will be open 7 PM to 10 PM on Community Day, March 31.

------------------------
Field Education Opportunity! April 1st *** New ***
------------------------
Field Education Opportunity! Come meet the Pastor and TPC members from
First Congregational Church in Whitman. Wednesday, April 1, 11:45-1:15
in the dining hall. Contact Jen Walker with any questions
jwalker@ants.edu.

Best Wishes,
Jen

------------------------
Resident Representative Applications Available Now!
------------------------
Would you like to join the Dean of Student's staffing team? Res Rep
applications are now available in Frank Novo's office in Worcester. We
anticipate openings in Fuller, Kendall, and Farwell. Res Reps receive
$100/month plus free housing if they live in Appleton Chase or Farwell,
or a $300/month credit to their housing if they live in one of the other
buildings. Applications are due on Friday, April 17. If you have any
questions please contact me or Frank Novo (fnovo@ants.edu).

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Commencement invitations arrived!
------------------------
Invitations are available at the Registrar's office.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th
------------------------
The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
-------------------------
Worship This Week: March 30th - April 3rd
-------------------------
Morning Worship EVERY day, 8:25 am, Lower Level Wilson Chapel, **NOT**
on Tuesday - Community Day

Tuesday: Community Day, Interfaith Worship in Wilson Chapel, 10 am
Tuesday Evening Celtic Evening Prayer will **NOT** be held, Community
Day

Wednesday Community Chapel, 1 pm Wilson Chapel:
Morgan R. McLean, preaching, "Is It Worth It?"
With special musical performance by Michael Frady, Chris Davies, Chris
Lanzara, Kimberly Salico-Diehl, and Al Hoyt!

Wednesday, 9 pm, Quaker Worship Sharing, Lower Level Wilson Chapel

Thursday April 2, 12:30, Worship in the Black Tradition
7 Last Words in Seven Minutes -- Current students, alums and a local
preacher!
**note early meeting time**

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
New Lost waiting to be Found
------------------------
A single earring was found on campus this afternoon and is in the lost
& found in Dabney.
It is a circle with a dolphin in the middle with four blue stones.

------------------------
Community Day Schedule, March 31st *** New ***
------------------------
Here is the schedule for tomorrow, March 31st:

10:00 a.m. Worship in Wilson Chapel, planned by JOTH and CIRCLE (gifts
of food accepted)
10:45 a.m. Groups convene and head to work sites
11:15-11:30 a.m. Arrival at work sites
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch at work sites (bring your own lunch and
beverage)
1:30-3:00 p.m. Work at sites
3:15-3:30 p.m. Groups gather and prepare to head back to campus
4:00-6:00 p.m. Campus discussion and barbecue at Hebrew College

Finally, remember that we're doing this spring day to raise funds for
the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in Springfield, which was burned
down by racist arsonists the day Pres. Obama was elected. We've raised
over $2,000 thus far! If you would like to make a contribution of any
size please leave your check, made out to the church, in the envelope on
my office door in Worcester (104).

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------
Sturtevant and Kendall/Fuller room Clean-out
-------------------------
As part of community day next Tuesday, the 31st, we will be cleaning
out the Sturtevant Lounge and the Kendall/Fuller study area. If you have
any personal items in these areas, please remove them or label them
clearly. There are some items that are available for your taking. Please
remove them by Tuesday morning or let Liz Garrigan-Byerly know by
Tuesday. The items are:

Sturtevant:
*2 working microwaves
* Bunn coffee maker
* Tall bookshelf
* Glass hurricane candleholders
* Table
*Anything else that does NOT say "keep: do not take"

Kendall/Fuller:
*Any of the desks, except the one labeled "keep: do not take" (there
are some nice maple ones)
*Large Piece of glass (about 3x2 thick glass top)

If you haven't already signed up for Community Day, please do. We'll
need your help!
Thank you.
--SA

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30
In the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to
participate. All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity! Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in
the front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!
------------------------
Andover Newton's bookstore and the Program for Worship, Theology and
the Arts are pleased to announce a series of poetry readings in
celebration of National Poetry Month. Join us in Upper Noyes lounge at
noon each Tuesday in April as poets read from recently published and new
works.
Bring your lunch, and your hunger for words that reach from depths to
depths.

Dates and Featured poets:
April 7: Carole Fontaine reads from Only When Women Sing: Poems on
Human Rights (2009)
April 14: Chuck Harper reads from Sorting Things Out (2008)
April 21: Elizabeth Kirschner reads from My Life as a Doll (2008)
April 28: Rod Jellema reads from A Slender Grace (2004)


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th
------------------------
Rev. John Fife, retired Presbyterian pastor, is speaking at BC next
Monday March 30th at 8:30 at Gasson 305. He was one of the founders of
the Sanctuary Movement where churches sheltered Salvadorans fleeing the
civil war the U.S. was in the middle of. The U.S. wouldn't allow them
refugee status. He'll speak about the No More Deaths group, which helps
migrants crossing in the desert- often in resistance to the U.S. Border
Patrol.

I stayed on his Tuscan church and a No More Deaths camp at Arrivaca
with a Christian Peacemaking Team in the summer of 2003.

Bill Gural
wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol
Murray

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American
Program.

Friday, March 27, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 27th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Community Day Library Hours *** New ***
- Resident Representative Applications Available Now! *** New ***
- Commencement invitations arrived!
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- New Lost waiting to be Found *** New ***
- Earth Hour, Join Together Saturday Night, March 28th *** New ***
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Sturtevant and Kendall/Fuller room Clean-out *** New ***
- Worship Next Week *** New ***
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May
18th

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's,
http://www.wrighttavern.org/courses.html, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, Federated Church
of Hyannis, jennieval@comcast.net, April 4th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, 1PM-3PM,
aedwards@ants.edu, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,
pbaxter@cmsboston.org, May 2nd
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Community Day Library Hours *** New ***
------------------------
The library will be open 7 PM to 10 PM on Community Day, March 31.

------------------------
Resident Representative Applications Available Now! *** New ***
------------------------
Would you like to join the Dean of Student's staffing team? Res Rep
applications are now available in Frank Novo's office in Worcester. We
anticipate openings in Fuller, Kendall, and Farwell. Res Reps receive
$100/month plus free housing if they live in Appleton Chase or Farwell,
or a $300/month credit to their housing if they live in one of the other
buildings. Applications are due on Friday, April 17. If you have any
questions please contact me or Frank Novo (fnovo@ants.edu).

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students
nnienhuis@ants.edu

------------------------
Commencement invitations arrived!
------------------------
Invitations are available at the Registrar's office.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th
------------------------
The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Lost waiting to be Found *** New ***
------------------------
A single earring was found on campus this afternoon and is in the lost
& found in Dabney.
It is a circle with a dolphin in the middle with four blue stones.

------------------------
Earth Hour, Join Together Saturday Night, March 28th *** New ***
------------------------
Come gather together around a fire during Earth Hour on Saturday, March
28th from 8:30-9:30 PM. Turn out your lights in the dorms, bring your
chairs and blankets and be together with others. Earth Hour is
celebrated world wide. To learn more watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CRs-7lRlPo
Gather at the fire pit by the Meetinghouse with your sticks for
roasting marshmallows. If it is pouring rain the gathering is canceled.
But please observe the lights out in your apartment.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day Now!
------------------------
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------
Sturtevant and Kendall/Fuller room Clean-out *** New ***
-------------------------
As part of community day next Tuesday, the 31st, we will be cleaning
out the Sturtevant Lounge and the Kendall/Fuller study area. If you have
any personal items in these areas, please remove them or label them
clearly. There are some items that are available for your taking. Please
remove them by Tuesday morning or let Liz Garrigan-Byerly know by
Tuesday. The items are:

Sturtevant:
*2 working microwaves
* Bunn coffee maker
* Tall bookshelf
* Glass hurricane candleholders
* Table
*Anything else that does NOT say "keep: do not take"

Kendall/Fuller:
*Any of the desks, except the one labeled "keep: do not take" (there
are some nice maple ones)
*Large Piece of glass (about 3x2 thick glass top)

If you haven't already signed up for Community Day, please do. We'll
need your help!
Thank you.
--SA

-------------------------
Worship Next Week *** New ***
-------------------------
Morning Worship EVERY day, 8:25 am, Lower Level Wilson Chapel, **NOT**
on Tuesday - Community Day

Tuesday: Community Day, Interfaith Worship in Wilson Chapel, 10 am
Tuesday Evening Celtic Evening Prayer will **NOT** be held, Community
Day

Wednesday Community Chapel, 1 pm Wilson Chapel:
Morgan R. McLean, preaching, "Is It Worth It?"
With special musical performance by Michael Frady, Chris Davies, Chris
Lanzara, Kimberly Salico-Diehl, and Al Hoyt!

Wednesday, 9 pm, Quaker Worship Sharing, Lower Level Wilson Chapel

Thursday April 2, 12:30, Worship in the Black Tradition
7 Last Words in Seven Minutes -- Current students, alums and a local
preacher!
**note early meeting time**

Morgan R. McLean

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30
In the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to
participate. All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity! Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in
the front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!
------------------------
Andover Newton's bookstore and the Program for Worship, Theology and
the Arts are pleased to announce a series of poetry readings in
celebration of National Poetry Month. Join us in Upper Noyes lounge at
noon each Tuesday in April as poets read from recently published and new
works.
Bring your lunch, and your hunger for words that reach from depths to
depths.

Dates and Featured poets:
April 7: Carole Fontaine reads from Only When Women Sing: Poems on
Human Rights (2009)
April 14: Chuck Harper reads from Sorting Things Out (2008)
April 21: Elizabeth Kirschner reads from My Life as a Doll (2008)
April 28: Rod Jellema reads from A Slender Grace (2004)


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th
------------------------
Rev. John Fife, retired Presbyterian pastor, is speaking at BC next
Monday March 30th at 8:30 at Gasson 305. He was one of the founders of
the Sanctuary Movement where churches sheltered Salvadorans fleeing the
civil war the U.S. was in the middle of. The U.S. wouldn't allow them
refugee status. He'll speak about the No More Deaths group, which helps
migrants crossing in the desert- often in resistance to the U.S. Border
Patrol.

I stayed on his Tuscan church and a No More Deaths camp at Arrivaca
with a Christian Peacemaking Team in the summer of 2003.

Bill Gural
wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol
Murray

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American
Program.

------------------------
Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
------------------------
Are you currently a 1st or 2nd year UCC student? We're offering a
workshop just for you (and for anyone who needs a refresher or who
missed last November's workshop)...

Search and Call: Beginning the Process
Topics will include:
*The In-Care and Search Process
*Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an Interview
*Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network

Monday, May 18, 2009; 9 AM-12:30 PM
Wellesley Congregational Church, UCC

This half day event is packed full of information and helpful hints! It
will include a good portion of time devoted to the Profile itself
including what is really being asked for in each section. Not to be
missed! Come to this event and get a head start on the next steps of
beginning the search & call process.

All the details can be found here:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm
Questions? Please contact Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org or
508-875-5233 x274

Thursday, March 26, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 26th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Bookstore closed Friday, March 27 *** New ***
- Commencement invitations arrived!
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Worship This Week
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long! *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th *** New ***
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May
18th

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's,
http://www.wrighttavern.org/courses.html, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, Federated Church
of Hyannis, jennieval@comcast.net, April 4th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, 1PM-3PM,
aedwards@ants.edu, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,
pbaxter@cmsboston.org, May 2nd
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Bookstore closed Friday, March 27 *** New ***
------------------------
Please note: Bookstore staff will be hosting a booktable at the annual
Business and Spirituality Symposium at Babson College tomorrow, Friday,
March 27. Illness prevents another staff person from opening the store,
so you will find us closed Friday; we will reopen on Monday, March 30.
We regret the inconvenience to any of you.

------------------------
Commencement invitations arrived! *** New ***
------------------------
Invitations are available at the Registrar's office.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th
------------------------
The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Worship This Week
------------------------
Morning Worship continues every day, 8:25 am in Lower Level, Wilson
Chapel
Celtic Evening Prayer, Tuesday 9 pm, Lower Level
Community Worship - Wednesday 1 pm, lead by Prof. Nimi Wariboko.
**At this service: Special Food Collection and donations
towards ANTS Food Pantry**
UU Worship, Thursday 1 pm, special guest leader Rev. Josh Pawelek

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day Now!
------------------------
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30
In the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to
participate. All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity! Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in
the front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long! *** New ***
------------------------
Andover Newton's bookstore and the Program for Worship, Theology and
the Arts are pleased to announce a series of poetry readings in
celebration of National Poetry Month. Join us in Upper Noyes lounge at
noon each Tuesday in April as poets read from recently published and new
works.
Bring your lunch, and your hunger for words that reach from depths to
depths.

Dates and Featured poets:
April 7: Carole Fontaine reads from Only When Women Sing: Poems on
Human Rights (2009)
April 14: Chuck Harper reads from Sorting Things Out (2008)
April 21: Elizabeth Kirschner reads from My Life as a Doll (2008)
April 28: Rod Jellema reads from A Slender Grace (2004)


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th *** New ***
------------------------
Rev. John Fife, retired Presbyterian pastor, is speaking at BC next
Monday March 30th at 8:30 at Gasson 305. He was one of the founders of
the Sanctuary Movement where churches sheltered Salvadorans fleeing the
civil war the U.S. was in the middle of. The U.S. wouldn't allow them
refugee status. He'll speak about the No More Deaths group, which helps
migrants crossing in the desert- often in resistance to the U.S. Border
Patrol.

I stayed on his Tuscan church and a No More Deaths camp at Arrivaca
with a Christian Peacemaking Team in the summer of 2003.

Bill Gural
wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol
Murray

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American
Program.

------------------------
Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
------------------------
Are you currently a 1st or 2nd year UCC student? We're offering a
workshop just for you (and for anyone who needs a refresher or who
missed last November's workshop)...

Search and Call: Beginning the Process
Topics will include:
*The In-Care and Search Process
*Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an Interview
*Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network

Monday, May 18, 2009; 9 AM-12:30 PM
Wellesley Congregational Church, UCC

This half day event is packed full of information and helpful hints! It
will include a good portion of time devoted to the Profile itself
including what is really being asked for in each section. Not to be
missed! Come to this event and get a head start on the next steps of
beginning the search & call process.

All the details can be found here:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm
Questions? Please contact Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org or
508-875-5233 x274

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Prof K. Jones classes canceled, March 26 *** New ***
- Commencement invitations arrived! *** New ***
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Worship This Week *** New ***
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
- BGLANTS Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes, March 26th *** New ***
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's,
http://www.wrighttavern.org/courses.html, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, Federated Church
of Hyannis, jennieval@comcast.net, April 4th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, 1PM-3PM,
aedwards@ants.edu, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,
pbaxter@cmsboston.org, May 2nd
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo,
x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prof K. Jones classes canceled, March 26 *** New ***
------------------------
Prof K. Jones classes canceled on Thursday -MARCH 26
ETHI 780 With Head and Heart:The life of Howard Thurman-Tursday morning
ETHI 766 Moaning, Singing and Shouting- Thursday afternoon
Both classes will resume on APRIL 2 .

------------------------
Commencement invitations arrived! *** New ***
------------------------
Invitations are available at the Registrar's office.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th
------------------------
The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Worship This Week *** New ***
------------------------
Morning Worship continues every day, 8:25 am in Lower Level, Wilson
Chapel
Celtic Evening Prayer, Tuesday 9 pm, Lower Level
Community Worship - Wednesday 1 pm, lead by Prof. Nimi Wariboko.
**At this service: Special Food Collection and donations
towards ANTS ------------------------
Sign up for Community Day Now!
------------------------
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------
Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
-------------------------
Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Noyes Dining Hall
Drop in to meet the Jamaica Plain Artists and enjoy light refreshments
as we celebrate the opening of a show featuring works of Art by selected
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members.

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

-------------------------
BGLANTS Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes, March 26th *** New ***
-------------------------
BGLANTS will be having a Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes on Thursday,
March 26, during lunch. Please join us if you are interested in
planning, taking part in, or learning more about the annual Boston Pride
Parade. Please join us also if you wish to take part in our next worship
service on April 07. All are welcome!

BGLANTS, a welcoming student fellowship, is committed to a two-fold
ministry: providing worship opportunities that celebrate the radical
inclusion of all members of God's family; and engaging in dialogue that
inspires and empowers future clergy of all denominations to minister to
all peoples regardless of gender/gender identity, or affectional
orientation.

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30 In
the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to participate.
All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in the
front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
------------------------
Join renowned author and church leader Phyllis Tickle at The Great
Emergence, a learning event based on her new book "The Great Emergence:
How Christianity Is Changing and Why." Find more info and register here:
http://www.diomass.org/event/diocesan/join-phyllis-tickle-and-great-emergence


When: Thursday, March 26. 2-6 p.m. Worship - 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston).
Cost: $25 for clergy and general public; free for all seminarians, and
episcopal postulants and candidates.
Contact: Marie Harkey, mharkey@gmail.com or 419.346.4549; Mark
McCone-Sweet, mark.mc-s@comcast.net or 508.655.5880.

---------------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol
Murray

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American
Program.

------------------------
Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
------------------------
Are you currently a 1st or 2nd year UCC student? We're offering a
workshop just for you (and for anyone who needs a refresher or who
missed last November's workshop)...

Search and Call: Beginning the Process
Topics will include:
*The In-Care and Search Process
*Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an Interview
*Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network

Monday, May 18, 2009; 9 AM-12:30 PM
Wellesley Congregational Church, UCC

This half day event is packed full of information and helpful hints! It
will include a good portion of time devoted to the Profile itself
including what is really being asked for in each section. Not to be
missed! Come to this event and get a head start on the next steps of
beginning the search & call process.

All the details can be found here:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm
Questions? Please contact Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org or
508-875-5233 x274

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Prof K. Jones classes canceled, March 26 *** New ***
- Commencement invitations arrived! *** New ***
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Worship This Week *** New ***
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Leslie Becknell baby shower postponed
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
- BGLANTS Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes, March 26th *** New ***
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Educators of Color Job Fair, March 25th
- Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May
18th

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's,
http://www.wrighttavern.org/courses.html, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, Federated Church
of Hyannis, jennieval@comcast.net, April 4th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, 1PM-3PM,
aedwards@ants.edu, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,
pbaxter@cmsboston.org, May 2nd
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prof K. Jones classes canceled, March 26 *** New ***
------------------------
Prof K. Jones classes canceled on Thursday -MARCH 26
ETHI 780 With Head and Heart:The life of Howard Thurman-Tursday
morning
ETHI 766 Moaning, Singing and Shouting- Thursday afternoon
Both classes will resume on APRIL 2 .

------------------------
Commencement invitations arrived! *** New ***
------------------------
Invitations are available at the Registrar's office.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th
------------------------
The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Worship This Week *** New ***
------------------------
Morning Worship continues every day, 8:25 am in Lower Level, Wilson
Chapel
Celtic Evening Prayer, Tuesday 9 pm, Lower Level
Community Worship - Wednesday 1 pm, lead by Prof. Nimi Wariboko.
**At this service: Special Food Collection and donations
towards ANTS Food Pantry**
UU Worship, Thursday 1 pm, special guest leader Rev. Josh Pawelek

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day Now!
------------------------
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------
Leslie Becknell baby shower postponed
-------------------------
The Leslie Becknell baby shower has been postponed. A new date will be
announced ASAP.
Thanks!

-------------------------
Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
-------------------------
Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Noyes Dining Hall
Drop in to meet the Jamaica Plain Artists and enjoy light refreshments
as we celebrate the opening of a show featuring works of Art by selected
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members.

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

-------------------------
BGLANTS Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes, March 26th *** New ***
-------------------------
BGLANTS will be having a Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes on Thursday,
March 26, during lunch. Please join us if you are interested in
planning, taking part in, or learning more about the annual Boston Pride
Parade. Please join us also if you wish to take part in our next worship
service on April 07. All are welcome!

BGLANTS, a welcoming student fellowship, is committed to a two-fold
ministry: providing worship opportunities that celebrate the radical
inclusion of all members of God's family; and engaging in dialogue that
inspires and empowers future clergy of all denominations to minister to
all peoples regardless of gender/gender identity, or affectional
orientation.

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30
In the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to
participate. All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity! Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in
the front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Educators of Color Job Fair, March 25th
------------------------
Educators of Color Job Fair
Wednesday, March 25, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School
459 Broadway Street Cambridge, MA
www.mpde.org

------------------------
Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
------------------------
Join renowned author and church leader Phyllis Tickle at The Great
Emergence, a learning event based on her new book "The Great Emergence:
How Christianity Is Changing and Why." Find more info and register here:
http://www.diomass.org/event/diocesan/join-phyllis-tickle-and-great-emergence


When: Thursday, March 26. 2-6 p.m. Worship - 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston).
Cost: $25 for clergy and general public; free for all seminarians, and
episcopal postulants and candidates.
Contact: Marie Harkey, mharkey@gmail.com or 419.346.4549; Mark
McCone-Sweet, mark.mc-s@comcast.net or 508.655.5880.

------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol
Murray

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American
Program.

------------------------
Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
------------------------
Are you currently a 1st or 2nd year UCC student? We're offering a
workshop just for you (and for anyone who needs a refresher or who
missed last November's workshop)...

Search and Call: Beginning the Process
Topics will include:
*The In-Care and Search Process
*Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an Interview
*Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network

Monday, May 18, 2009; 9 AM-12:30 PM
Wellesley Congregational Church, UCC

This half day event is packed full of information and helpful hints! It
will include a good portion of time devoted to the Profile itself
including what is really being asked for in each section. Not to be
missed! Come to this event and get a head start on the next steps of
beginning the search & call process.

All the details can be found here:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm
Questions? Please contact Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org or
508-875-5233 x274

Monday, March 23, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 23rd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009, lecture April 27th *** Updated
***

Community News:
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Leslie Becknell baby shower postponed *** Updated ***
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
*** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Educators of Color Job Fair, March 25th
- Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd *** New ***
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers March 20th-29th!
Amelia Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo,
x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late fee.
Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/
If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk at
extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

------------------------
CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications due
March 23rd
------------------------
The Center for Interreligious & Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)
of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. These annual fellowships are
competitive and each fellowship carries a $10,000 stipend (which can be
applied as a tax-free tuition reimbursement).

NOTE: Please note, applications are due in to Jennifer Peace
(jpeace@ants.edu) by Monday, March 23rd. Contact Jennifer for more
information and to receive a copy of the application guid------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009, lecture April 27th *** Updated
***
------------------------
The Faculty of Andover Newton Theological School are proud to announce
the Class of 2009 new members of the Jonathan Edwards Society. They are:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Avedis Bayouniakrian

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Leslie Becknell Marx
Krysia Bereday Burnham
Matthew Carriker
Elizabeth Garrigan-Byerly
Timothy House
Joel Kemp
Ruth Richards
Beth Richeson
Lisa Rizoli
Kate VanDerzee
Nancy Willbanks

MASTER OF ARTS
Christina Ray

Please congratulate them when you see them.

The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Sign up for Community Day Now!
------------------------
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------
- Leslie Becknell baby shower postponed *** Updated ***
-------------------------
The Leslie Becknell baby shower has been postponed. A new date will be
announced ASAP.
Thanks!

-------------------------
Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
-------------------------
Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Noyes Dining Hall
Drop in to meet the Jamaica Plain Artists and enjoy light refreshments
as we celebrate the opening of a show featuring works of Art by selected
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members.

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30 In
the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to participate.
All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in the
front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions iYour participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
*** New ***
------------------------
Are you currently a 1st or 2nd year UCC student? We're offering a
workshop just for you (and for anyone who needs a refresher or who
missed last November's workshop)...

Search and Call: Beginning the Process
Topics will include:
*The In-Care and Search Process
*Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an Interview
*Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network

Monday, May 18, 2009; 9 AM-12:30 PM
Wellesley Congregational Church, UCC

This half day event is packed full of information and helpful hints! It
will include a good portion of time devoted to the Profile itself
including what is really being asked for in each section. Not to be
missed! Come to this event and get a head start on the next steps of
beginning the search & call process.

All the details can be found here:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm
Questions? Please contact Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org or
508-875-5233 x274

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Educators of Color Job Fair, March 25th
------------------------
Educators of Color Job Fair
Wednesday, March 25, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School
459 Broadway Street Cambridge, MA
www.mpde.org

------------------------
Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
------------------------
Join renowned author and church leader Phyllis Tickle at The Great
Emergence, a learning event based on her new book "The Great Emergence:
How Christianity Is Changing and Why." Find more info and register here:
http://www.diomass.org/event/diocesan/join-phyllis-tickle-and-great-emergence

When: Thursday, March 26. 2-6 p.m. Worship - 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston).
Cost: $25 for clergy and general public; free for all seminarians, and
episcopal postulants and candidates.
Contact: Marie Harkey, mharkey@gmail.com or 419.346.4549; Mark
McCone-Sweet, mark.mc-s@comcast.net or 508.655.5880.

------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April 3rd
*** New ***
------------------------
Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol
Murray

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American
Program.

------------------------
Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's, April 4th
------------------------
The Healing Power of "YES"
Communicating Effectively with Persons with Alzheimer's
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal
First Parish Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742
Program Leaders: Rev. Jade Angelica, Rev. Darrick Jackson, Laura Randall
For more information go to www.wrighttavern.org.

Participants engage in exercises designed to enhance their awareness and
understanding of, openness to, and skill in navigating the
improvisational reality of Alzheimer's while experiencing, embracing and
expressing joy. Prior knowledge of Alzheimerand basic information will be provided using current resources and
research as well as personal story.

------------------------
Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
------------------------
Join religiously diverse young people across Cape Cod on April 4 to
serve the needs of the homeless, learn about the root causes of
homelessness and engage in an interfaith dialog to reflect on how our
faith traditions call us to serve others and work to improve the
situation of the disenfranchised. The event will be at the Federated
Church of Hyannis Fellowship Hall, 81 Willow Ave. The morning will begin
with the hospitality breakfast from 7am-10:30am, followed by an
interfaith worship circle, and an interfaith dialog from 11am-2pm. The
interfaith dialog component will be grounded in personal faith stories,
religious texts and stories of faith heroes such as Mahatma Gandhi,
Abraham J. Heschel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothy Day, Badshah Khan, and
Martin Luther King, Jr.. For more information, contact Jennie Valentine
at jennieval@comcast.net.

------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home needs a group of volunteers to lead an
Easter Sunday service (April 12th) from 1PM-3PM. The service is usually
45 minutes long, and extra time would be spent interacting with
residents. This service cannot happen without the help of volunteers.
Please contact Andy Edwards at aedwards@ants.edu for more information.

------------------------
Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd
------------------------
The City Mission Society of Boston is sponsoring a seminar with Boston
University School of Theology on helping clergy learn to deal with
trauma in their congregations. The event date is May 2. Please
register by contacting Paul Baxter of City Mission Society at
pbaxter@cmsboston.org as soon as possible.

Friday, March 20, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 20th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- Attention Seniors
- CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009

Community News:
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Leslie Becknell baby shower, March 24th *** New ***
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Baha'i Naw-Ruz Celebration, March 20th
- Educators of Color Job Fair, March 25th *** New ***
- Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th *** New ***
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's, April 4th *** New
***
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- Joys & Concerns: Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers March 20th-29th!
Amelia Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship,
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm , March 21st
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The ABC of MA), need volunteers & trucks,
dtatreau@comcast.net, March 21st
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration,
Congregational Library (617-523-0470), March 23rd
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo,
x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late fee.
Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/
If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk at
extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

------------------------
Attention Seniors
------------------------
As is tradition, the senior class will plan the Baccalaureate service.
You should have received an email from the student committee but if you
haven't, please go to this link to share your thoughts and input.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xBcetBT9_2fV8Is0M0JpmApQ_3d_3d

If you have any questions, please contact one of the members of the
senior committee: Alecia ReeveSillari, Leslie Becknell-Marx, Emily Melcher and Liz Garrigan-Byerly.
Thank you for your help.

------------------------
CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications due
March 23rd
------------------------
The Center for Interreligious & Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)
of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. These annual fellowships are
competitive and each fellowship carries a $10,000 stipend (which can be
applied as a tax-free tuition reimbursement).

NOTE: Please note, applications are due in to Jennifer Peace
(jpeace@ants.edu) by Monday, March 23rd. Contact Jennifer for more
information and to receive a copy of the application guidelines.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009
------------------------
The Faculty of Andover Newton Theological School are proud to announce
the Class of 2009 new members of the Jonathan Edwards Society. They are:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Avedis Bayouniakrian

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Leslie Becknell Marx
Krysia Bereday Burnham
Matthew Carriker
Elizabeth Garrigan-Byerly
Timothy House
Joel Kemp
Ruth Richards
Beth Richeson
Lisa Rizoli
Kate VanDerzee
Nancy Willbanks

MASTER OF ARTS
Christina Ray

Please congratulate them when you see them.

The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 26, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Sign up for Community Day Now!
------------------------
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------
Leslie Becknell baby shower, March 24th *** New ***
-------------------------
Leslie Becknell and her husband will soon be proud parents of a baby
boy! The campus community is invited to celebrate at a baby shower at
6pm on Tuesday, March 24, in the Meetinghouse. Please bring a food or
beverage to share if possible, and help as celebrate with the excited
Mom and Dad! Leslie is registered at Babies R Us and Target; or if you
so desire you can contribute to a group gthen!

-------------------------
Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
-------------------------
Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Noyes Dining Hall
Drop in to meet the Jamaica Plain Artists and enjoy light refreshments
as we celebrate the opening of a show featuring works of Art by selected
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members.

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30 In
the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to participate.
All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in the
front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
-------------------------------------
Baha'i Naw-Ruz Celebration, March 20th
-------------------------------------

The Cambridge Baha'i group would like to invite Andover-Newton staff and
students to the annual end of fast Naw-Ruz celebration this Friday,
March 20 at 8PM. The celebration will be held at Harvard University at
the Hilles Library (near the corner of Garden and Shepard's streets) on
the penthouse level. This event is open to all faiths, and will include
a short program, festive music and bountiful food and non-alcoholic
drinks.

------------------------
Educators of Color Job Fair, March 25th *** New ***
------------------------
Educators of Color Job Fair
Wednesday, March 25, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School
459 Broadway Street Cambridge, MA
www.mpde.org

------------------------
Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th *** New ***
------------------------
Join renowned author and church leader Phyllis Tickle at The Great
Emergence, a learning event based on her new book "The Great Emergence:
How Christianity Is Changing and Why." Find more info and register here:
http://www.diomass.org/event/diocesan/join-phyllis-tickle-and-great-emergence

When: Thursday, March 26. 2-6 p.m. Worship - 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston).
Cost: $25 for clergy and general public; free for all seminarians, and
episcopal postulants and candidates.
Contact: Marie Harkey, mharkey@gmail.com or 419.346.4549; Mark
McCone-Sweet, mark.mc-s@comcast.net or 508.655.5880.

------------------------
Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's, April 4th *** New ***
------------------------
The Healing Power of "YES"
Communicating Effectively with Persons with Alzheimer's
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal
First Parish Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742
Program Leaders: Rev. Jade Angelica, Rev. Darrick Jackson, Laura Randall
For more information go to www.wrighttavern.org.

Participants engage in exercises designed to enhance their awareness and
understanding of, openness to, and skill in navigating the
improvisational reality of Alzheimer's while experiencing, embracing and
expressing joy. Prior knowledge of Alzheimer's disease is not assumed,
and basic information will be provided using current resources and
research as well as personal story.

------------------------
Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
------------------------
Join religiously diverse young people across Cape Cod on April 4 to
serve thomelessness and engage in an interfaith dialog to reflect on how our
faith traditions call us to serve others and work to improve the
situation of the disenfranchised. The event will be at the Federated
Church of Hyannis Fellowship Hall, 81 Willow Ave. The morning will begin
with the hospitality breakfast from 7am-10:30am, followed by an
interfaith worship circle, and an interfaith dialog from 11am-2pm. The
interfaith dialog component will be grounded in personal faith stories,
religious texts and stories of faith heroes such as Mahatma Gandhi,
Abraham J. Heschel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothy Day, Badshah Khan, and
Martin Luther King, Jr.. For more information, contact Jennie Valentine
at jennieval@comcast.net.

------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home needs a group of volunteers to lead an
Easter Sunday service (April 12th) from 1PM-3PM. The service is usually
45 minutes long, and extra time would be spent interacting with
residents. This service cannot happen without the help of volunteers.
Please contact Andy Edwards at aedwards@ants.edu for more information.

------------------------
Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd
------------------------
The City Mission Society of Boston is sponsoring a seminar with Boston
University School of Theology on helping clergy learn to deal with
trauma in their congregations. The event date is May 2. Please
register by contacting Paul Baxter of City Mission Society at
pbaxter@cmsboston.org as soon as possible.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 19th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- Attention Seniors
- CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009

Community News:
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- You still have a chance to attend a Hebrew College Prayer Service
this week
- "Spiritual Journeys" Speaker Rev. James Sherblom '04 Thursday, March
19th *** New ***
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Joys & Concerns: Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds

Other News and Opportunities:
- Baha'i Naw-Ruz Celebration, March 20th *** New ***
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers March 20th-29th!
Amelia Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship,
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm , March 21st
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The ABC of MA), need volunteers & trucks,
dtatreau@comcast.net, March 21st
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration,
Congregational Library (617-523-0470), March 23rd
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee.
Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/
If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

------------------------
Attention Seniors
------------------------
As is tradition, the senior class will plan the Baccalaureate service.
You should have received an email from the student committee but if you
haven't, please go to this link to share your thoughts and input.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xBcetBT9_2fV8Is0M0JpmApQ_3d_3d

If you have any questions, please contact one of the members of the
senior committee: Alecia Reeves-Freeman, Carmen Emerson, Christina
Sillari, Leslie Becknell-Marx, Emily Melcher and Liz Garrigan-Byerly.
Thank you for your help.

------------------------
CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd
------------------------
The Center for Interreligious & Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)
of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. These annual fellowships are
competitive and each fellowship carries a $10,000 stipend (which can be
applied as a tax-free tuition reimbursement).

NOTE: Please note, applications are due in to Jennifer Peace
(jpeace@ants.edu) by Monday, March 23rd. Contact Jennifer for more
information and to receive a copy of the application guidelines.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009
------------------------
The Faculty of Andover Newton Theological School are proud to announce
the Class of 2009 new members of the Jonathan Edwards Society. They
are:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Avedis Bayouniakrian

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Leslie Becknell Marx
Krysia Bereday Burnham
Matthew Carriker
Elizabeth Garrigan-Byerly
Timothy House
Joel Kemp
Ruth Richards
Beth Richeson
Lisa Rizoli
Kate VanDerzee
Nancy Willbanks

MASTER OF ARTS
Christina Ray

Please congratulate them when you see them.

The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 26, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Sign up for Community Day Now!
------------------------
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
You still have a chance to attend a Hebrew College Prayer Service this
week
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange
Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your
participation on many levels.
For more information on the daily services on the hill please see the
public Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Off the hill...
1) If you'd like to experience Shabbat (sabbath) services, either Fri
evening the 20th or Sat morning the 21st please contact Seth Wax -
sethwax@gmail.com
2) If you'd like to attend a Passover Seder (meal) in April - Please
contact Tamar Grimm - tamargrimm@gmail. com

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

-------------------------
"Spiritual Journeys" Speaker Rev. James Sherblom '04 Thursday, March
19th *** New ***
-------------------------
Friends:

This Thursday afternoon on March 19 at 4:30 PM we will once again
gather in my home for another in the Spiritual Journeys program. This
informal program provides a fascinating window into the spiritual
formation of the School's faculty and key leaders. Rev. James Sherblom,
Co-Minister of First Parish UU, Brookline and a member of Andover Newton
Board of Trustees is this month's featured speaker.

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

I hope your schedule permits you to attend.

Nick Carter

-------------------------
Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
-------------------------
Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Noyes Dining Hall
Drop in to meet the Jamaica Plain Artists and enjoy light refreshments
as we celebrate the opening of a show featuring works of Art by selected
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members.

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30
In the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to
participate. All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity! Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in
the front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Joys & Concerns: Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds
------------------------
Karen Hernandez-Andrews (2007), prayers for safe travel, and safety and
security for all team members of peace delegation from Christian
Peacemaker Teams to Israel/Palestine from March 17 - April 1, 2009.

Johanna Tabor Ordination. Saturday, March 21st at 2pm. Sacred Order of
Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts at Christ
Church Cathedral, 37 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA.

Jim Hinds ordination. Sunday April 19, 2009, at 3PM. First Baptist
Church of Wollaston, in Quincy.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
-------------------------------------
Baha'i Naw-Ruz Celebration, March 20th *** New ***
-------------------------------------

The Cambridge Baha'i group would like to invite Andover-Newton staff
and students to the annual end of fast Naw-Ruz celebration this Friday,
March 20 at 8PM. The celebration will be held at Harvard University at
the Hilles Library (near the corner of Garden and Shepard's streets) on
the penthouse level. This event is open to all faiths, and will include
a short program, festive music and bountiful food and non-alcoholic
drinks.

------------------------
Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
------------------------
Might you be interested in helping facilitate confirmation retreats for
youth through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of
Christ? For the April 3-4 MACUCC confirmation retreat at Craigville,
the retreat is so big that we are having to split the group to do two
separate retreats. The current facilitators are hoping to get another
facilitator who plays guitar- otherwise one of the retreats will be
without music! Please contact Matt Carriker at mcarrike@hotmail.com for
more information.

------------------------
Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due
April 1st
------------------------
Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) is seeking applications from
seminarians and graduate school mentors, and college interns for
full-time staff positions at our dynamic eight-day exploration of
peacemaking, vocation, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, service, urban
immersion, and leadership training. IFYI is scheduled for July 12-19,
2009 on the Theme: "Being Peace, Doing Justice"
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a
conference call during the Spring. See
http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm for more information
about the program and applying for staff positions, or contact
ifyi@coopmet.org for a staff application.

------------------------
Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
------------------------
Join religiously diverse young people across Cape Cod on April 4 to
serve the needs of the homeless, learn about the root causes of
homelessness and engage in an interfaith dialog to reflect on how our
faith traditions call us to serve others and work to improve the
situation of the disenfranchised. The event will be at the Federated
Church of Hyannis Fellowship Hall, 81 Willow Ave. The morning will begin
with the hospitality breakfast from 7am-10:30am, followed by an
interfaith worship circle, and an interfaith dialog from 11am-2pm. The
interfaith dialog component will be grounded in personal faith stories,
religious texts and stories of faith heroes such as Mahatma Gandhi,
Abraham J. Heschel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothy Day, Badshah Khan, and
Martin Luther King, Jr.. For more information, contact Jennie Valentine
at jennieval@comcast.net.

------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home needs a group of volunteers to lead an
Easter Sunday service (April 12th) from 1PM-3PM. The service is usually
45 minutes long, and extra time would be spent interacting with
residents. This service cannot happen without the help of volunteers.
Please contact Andy Edwards at aedwards@ants.edu for more information.

------------------------
Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd
------------------------
The City Mission Society of Boston is sponsoring a seminar with Boston
University School of Theology on helping clergy learn to deal with
trauma in their congregations. The event date is May 2. Please
register by contacting Paul Baxter of City Mission Society at
pbaxter@cmsboston.org as soon as possible.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- Attention Seniors
- CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd *** New **
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th *** New ***
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009 *** New ***

Community News:
- Sign up for Community Day Now! *** New ***
- Worship This Week
- UU worship Thursday, March 19th
- You still have a chance to attend a Hebrew College Prayer Service
this week
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th ***
New ***
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Joys & Concerns: Frank Novo, Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor,
Jim Hinds

Other News and Opportunities:
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers March 20th-29th!
Amelia Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship,
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm , March 21st
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The ABC of MA), need volunteers & trucks,
dtatreau@comcast.net, March 21st
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration,
Congregational Library (617-523-0470), March 23rd
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee.
Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/
If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

------------------------
Attention Seniors
------------------------
As is tradition, the senior class will plan the Baccalaureate service.
You should have received an email from the student committee but if you
haven't, please go to this link to share your thoughts and input.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xBcetBT9_2fV8Is0M0JpmApQ_3d_3d

If you have any questions, please contact one of the members of the
senior committee: Alecia Reeves-Freeman, Carmen Emerson, Christina
Sillari, Leslie Becknell-Marx, Emily Melcher and Liz Garrigan-Byerly.
Thank you for your help.

------------------------
CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd *** New ***
------------------------
The Center for Interreligious & Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)
of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. These annual fellowships are
competitive and each fellowship carries a $10,000 stipend (which can be
applied as a tax-free tuition reimbursement).

NOTE: Please note, applications are due in to Jennifer Peace
(jpeace@ants.edu) by Monday, March 23rd. Contact Jennifer for more
information and to receive a copy of the application guidelines.

------------------------
2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th *** New ***
------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

------------------------
Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009 *** New ***
------------------------
The Faculty of Andover Newton Theological School are proud to announce
the Class of 2009 new members of the Jonathan Edwards Society. They
are:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Avedis Bayouniakrian

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Leslie Becknell Marx
Krysia Bereday Burnham
Matthew Carriker
Elizabeth Garrigan-Byerly
Timothy House
Joel Kemp
Ruth Richards
Beth Richeson
Lisa Rizoli
Kate VanDerzee
Nancy Willbanks

MASTER OF ARTS
Christina Ray

Please congratulate them when you see them.

The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 26, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Sign up for Community Day Now! *** New ***
------------------------
It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Worship This Week
------------------------
*Morning worship continues EVERYDAY at 8:25 am, Lower Level, Wilson
Chapel
*Celtic Evening Worship is EVERY TUESDAY at 9 pm, Lower Level, Wilson
Chapel
*Community Worship in Wilson Chapel, Wednesdays at 1 pm. March 18 -
Bob Pazmino & class, leaders
*Quaker Worship Sharing, Wednesday at 9pm, Lower Level, Wilson Chapel
*UU Worship in Wilson Chapel, March 19 - Catherine Senghas

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
UU worship Thursday, March 19th
------------------------
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Catherine Senghas will lead our service this week on the
theme, "Life as Sacred Text". Catherine will explore the notion of
knowing oneself better through relation to another, in real time or
across time. Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship!

Blessings,
from the student UU worship coordinators, Bruce Taylor and Morgan
McLean.

P.S. Please join the UU students for lunch in the student center (upper
Noyes) at noon each Thursday, before the worship service!

------------------------
You still have a chance to attend a Hebrew College Prayer Service this
week
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange
Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your
participation on many levels.
For more information on the daily services on the hill please see the
public Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Off the hill...
1) If you'd like to experience Shabbat (sabbath) services, either Fri
evening the 20th or Sat morning the 21st please contact Seth Wax -
sethwax@gmail.com
2) If you'd like to attend a Passover Seder (meal) in April - Please
contact Tamar Grimm - tamargrimm@gmail. com

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

-------------------------
Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th *** New
***
-------------------------
Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Noyes Dining Hall
Drop in to meet the Jamaica Plain Artists and enjoy light refreshments
as we celebrate the opening of a show featuring works of Art by selected
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members.

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30
In the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to
participate. All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity! Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in
the front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Joys & Concerns: Frank Novo, Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor,
Jim Hinds
------------------------
Frank Novo, prayers and thoughts for him and his family. Frank's
grandfather died on Saturday and he will be out of the office Tuesday
afternoon and Wednesday to attend the wake and services.

Karen Hernandez-Andrews (2007), prayers for safe travel, and safety and
security for all team members of peace delegation from Christian
Peacemaker Teams to Israel/Palestine from March 17 - April 1, 2009.

Johanna Tabor Ordination. Saturday, March 21st at 2pm. Sacred Order of
Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts at Christ
Church Cathedral, 37 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA.

Jim Hinds ordination. Sunday April 19, 2009, at 3PM. First Baptist
Church of Wollaston, in Quincy.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
------------------------
Might you be interested in helping facilitate confirmation retreats for
youth through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of
Christ? For the April 3-4 MACUCC confirmation retreat at Craigville,
the retreat is so big that we are having to split the group to do two
separate retreats. The current facilitators are hoping to get another
facilitator who plays guitar- otherwise one of the retreats will be
without music!

If you are a UCC seminarian, or know a UCC member who play the guitar
and enjoys youth work, please contact Matt Carriker at
mcarrike@hotmail.com for more information. We would welcome
facilitation help at the April confirmation retreat (a stipend is
provided), and if desired, at retreats in the upcoming 2009-2010 year as
well. The retreat help begins late Friday afternoon, and ends early
Saturday evening.

------------------------
Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due
April 1st
------------------------
Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) is seeking applications from
seminarians and graduate school mentors, and college interns for
full-time staff positions at our dynamic eight-day exploration of
peacemaking, vocation, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, service, urban
immersion, and leadership training. IFYI focuses on 5 Core Values:
Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and
Serving Others. IFYI is a program of Cooperative Metropolitan
Ministries, in partnership with Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard
Pluralism Project.

IFYI is scheduled for July 12-19, 2009 on the Theme: "Being Peace,
Doing Justice"
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a
conference call during the Spring.

See http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm for more information
about the program and applying for staff positions, or contact
ifyi@coopmet.org for a staff application.

------------------------
Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
------------------------
Join religiously diverse young people across Cape Cod on April 4 to
serve the needs of the homeless, learn about the root causes of
homelessness and engage in an interfaith dialog to reflect on how our
faith traditions call us to serve others and work to improve the
situation of the disenfranchised. The event will be at the Federated
Church of Hyannis Fellowship Hall, 81 Willow Ave. For years the Youth
StreetReach program has been actively educating young people about
homeless and facilitating hospitality breakfasts in which these youths
can make a tangible impact as they serve their homeless neighbors on
Cape Cod. The morning will begin with the hospitality breakfast from
7am-10:30am, followed by an interfaith worship circle, and an interfaith
dialog from 11am-2pm. The interfaith dialog component will be grounded
in personal faith stories, religious texts and stories of faith heroes
such as Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham J. Heschel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothy
Day, Badshah Khan, and Martin Luther King, Jr.. For more information,
contact Jennie Valentine at jennieval@comcast.net.

------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home needs a group of volunteers to lead an
Easter Sunday service (April 12th) from 1PM-3PM. The service is usually
45 minutes long, and extra time would be spent interacting with
residents. This service cannot happen without the help of volunteers.
Please contact Andy Edwards at aedwards@ants.edu for more information.

------------------------
Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd
------------------------
The City Mission Society of Boston is sponsoring a seminar with Boston
University School of Theology on helping clergy learn to deal with
trauma in their congregations. The event date is May 2. Please
register by contacting Paul Baxter of City Mission Society at
pbaxter@cmsboston.org as soon as possible.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- Attention Seniors

Community News:
- Worship This Week *** New ***
- Student Activities, Tuesday March 17th
- UU worship Thursday, March 19th
- You still have a chance to attend a Hebrew College Prayer Service
this week *** Updated ***
- Community Day is Coming! March 31st
- Lost Job Book
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th)
- Joys & Concerns: Frank Novo, Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor,
Jim Hinds *** Updated ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th *** New
***
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats *** Updated ***
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th *** New
***
- Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd *** New ***

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU School of
Law, Barristers Hall, March 18th, 5pm
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers March 20th-29th!
Amelia Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship,
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm , March 21st
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The ABC of MA), need volunteers & trucks,
dtatreau@comcast.net, March 21st
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration,
Congregational Library (617-523-0470), March 23rd
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean
DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/
If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

------------------------
Attention Seniors
------------------------
As is tradition, the senior class will plan the Baccalaureate service.
You should have received an email from the student committee but if you
haven't, please go to this link to share your thoughts and input.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xBcetBT9_2fV8Is0M0JpmApQ_3d_3d

If you have any questions, please contact one of the members of the
senior committee: Alecia Reeves-Freeman, Carmen Emerson, Christina
Sillari, Leslie Becknell-Marx, Emily Melcher and Liz Garrigan-Byerly.
Thank you for your help.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Worship This Week *** New ***
------------------------
*Morning worship continues EVERYDAY at 8:25 am, Lower Level, Wilson
Chapel
*Celtic Evening Worship is EVERY TUESDAY at 9 pm, Lower Level, Wilson
Chapel
*Community Worship in Wilson Chapel, Wednesdays at 1 pm. March 18 -
Bob Pazmino & class, leaders
*Quaker Worship Sharing, Wednesday at 9pm, Lower Level, Wilson Chapel
*UU Worship in Wilson Chapel, March 19 - Catherine Senghas

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Student Activities, Tuesday March 17th
------------------------
St. Patty's Day Bash!
Games, prizes, food, Irish songs, and KARAOKE! Join us for a
fun-filled evening celebrating the leaping leprechaun in us all! SA
will not be serving alcoholic drinks, but you are welcome to BYOB. This
is a community event and we trust the community will be respected.
Tuesday, Mar 17, 6 pm - ???

SA Meeting - Tues. March 17, 5 pm
Join us in the cafeteria Tuesday at 5 pm to check-in on the state of
studenthood! Bring any ideas, concerns, comments and be ready to get
green with us in Upper Noyes afterward.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
UU worship Thursday, March 19th
------------------------
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Catherine Senghas will lead our service this week on the
theme, "Life as Sacred Text". Catherine will explore the notion of
knowing oneself better through relation to another, in real time or
across time. Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship!

Blessings,
from the student UU worship coordinators, Bruce Taylor and Morgan
McLean.

P.S. Please join the UU students for lunch in the student center (upper
Noyes) at noon each Thursday, before the worship service!

------------------------
You still have a chance to attend a Hebrew College Prayer Service this
week *** Updated ***
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange
Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your
participation on many levels.

For more information on the daily services on the hill please see the
public Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Off the hill...

1) If you'd like to experience Shabbat (sabbath) services, either Fri
evening the 20th or Sat morning the 21st please contact Seth Wax -
sethwax@gmail.com
2) If you'd like to attend a Passover Seder (meal) in April - Please
contact Tamar Grimm - tamargrimm@gmail. com

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Community Day is Coming! March 31st
------------------------
Please plan to join us for Community Day, Tuesday, March 31. Once
again we will be joining with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. We
have many exciting sites(outdoor and indoor)--something for everyone so
email me today to sign up. We are hoping to raise money for the
Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield, an African American
Church burned down the day Pres. Obama was elected. So if you can't
join us (or even if you can) I encourage you to send me a donation to
pass on to the church (even $5 makes a difference). Hope to see you all
on the 31st. Checks should be made out to the Macedonia Church of God
in Christ.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Lost Job Book
------------------------
Michael Hall has misplaced his SMYTH & HELWYS COMMENTARY, JOB by Samuel
E. Balentine. If anybody has any information leading to the apprehension
of this book, please contact Michael at mhall@ants.edu. You'll receive
your reward in heaven.

-------------------------
Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th)
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30
In the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to
participate. All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and
Creativity! Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in
the front lobby of the Meetinghouse)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Joys & Concerns: Frank Novo, Karen Hernandez-Andrews, Johanna Tabor,
Jim Hinds *** Updated ***
------------------------
Please keep Frank Novo and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Frank's grandfather died on Saturday and he will be out of the office
Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday to attend the wake and services. I know
you join me in wishing him and his family well during this difficult
time.

Andover Newton Alum, Karen Hernandez-Andrews (2007), asks for your
prayers as she travels with a peace delegation from Christian Peacemaker
Teams to Israel/Palestine from March 17 - April 1, 2009. While there,
Karen will learn first hand about the efforts on the ground to end the
conflict, as well as working alongside permanent delegation members on
the many issues that Israeli's and Palestinians face every day. Karen
asks for continued prayers for safe travel, and safety and security for
all team members while they are in country.

On Saturday, March 21st at 2pm Johanna Tabor will be ordained to the
Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of Western
Massachusetts at Christ Church Cathedral, 37 Chestnut Street,
Springfield, MA by the Rt. Rev'd Gordon P. Scruton. Your prayers and
presence are welcome!

Jim Hinds is pleased to annouce that my ordination into Christian
Ministry will be on Sunday April 19, 2009, at 3PM. This will be held at
the First Baptist Church of Wollaston, in Quincy.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th *** New
***
------------------------
Mount Pleasant Nursing Home needs a group of volunteers to lead an
Easter Sunday service (April 12th) from 1PM-3PM. The service is usually
45 minutes long, and extra time would be spent interacting with
residents. This service cannot happen without the help of volunteers.
Please contact Andy Edwards at aedwards@ants.edu for more information.

------------------------
Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats *** Updated ***
------------------------
Might you be interested in helping facilitate confirmation retreats for
youth through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of
Christ? For the April 3-4 MACUCC confirmation retreat at Craigville,
the retreat is so big that we are having to split the group to do two
separate retreats. The current facilitators are hoping to get another
facilitator who plays guitar- otherwise one of the retreats will be
without music!

If you are a UCC seminarian, or know a UCC member who play the guitar
and enjoys youth work, please contact Matt Carriker at
mcarrike@hotmail.com for more information. We would welcome
facilitation help at the April confirmation retreat (a stipend is
provided), and if desired, at retreats in the upcoming 2009-2010 year as
well. The retreat help begins late Friday afternoon, and ends early
Saturday evening.

------------------------
Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due
April 1st
------------------------
Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) is seeking applications from
seminarians and graduate school mentors, and college interns for
full-time staff positions at our dynamic eight-day exploration of
peacemaking, vocation, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, service, urban
immersion, and leadership training. IFYI focuses on 5 Core Values:
Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and
Serving Others. IFYI is a program of Cooperative Metropolitan
Ministries, in partnership with Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard
Pluralism Project.

IFYI is scheduled for July 12-19, 2009 on the Theme: "Being Peace,
Doing Justice"
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a
conference call during the Spring.

See http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm for more information
about the program and applying for staff positions, or contact
ifyi@coopmet.org for a staff application.

------------------------
Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th *** New
***
------------------------
Join religiously diverse young people across Cape Cod on April 4 to
serve the needs of the homeless, learn about the root causes of
homelessness and engage in an interfaith dialog to reflect on how our
faith traditions call us to serve others and work to improve the
situation of the disenfranchised. The event will be at the Federated
Church of Hyannis Fellowship Hall, 81 Willow Ave. For years the Youth
StreetReach program has been actively educating young people about
homeless and facilitating hospitality breakfasts in which these youths
can make a tangible impact as they serve their homeless neighbors on
Cape Cod. The morning will begin with the hospitality breakfast from
7am-10:30am, followed by an interfaith worship circle, and an interfaith
dialog from 11am-2pm. The interfaith dialog component will be grounded
in personal faith stories, religious texts and stories of faith heroes
such as Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham J. Heschel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothy
Day, Badshah Khan, and Martin Luther King, Jr.. For more information,
contact Jennie Valentine at jennieval@comcast.net.

------------------------
Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd *** New ***
------------------------
The City Mission Society of Boston is sponsoring a seminar with Boston
University School of Theology on helping clergy learn to deal with
trauma in their congregations. The event date is May 2. Please
register by contacting Paul Baxter of City Mission Society at
pbaxter@cmsboston.org as soon as possible.

Monday, March 16, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 16th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- Attention Seniors

Community News:
- Spectrum Singers, Tonight at 7pm *** New ***
- Student Activities, Tuesday March 17th
- UU worship Thursday, March 19th *** New ***
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
- Community Day is Coming! March 31st
- Ordination News: Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds *** New ***
- Lost Job Book
- Community Art Show *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers!
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready, Connect! group "Master of
Divinity Curriculum Transition"
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow,
http://www.comeopenspirit.org/ , Sundays 6:50-8pm
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU School of Law,
Barristers Hall, March 18th, 5pm
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship,
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm , March 21st
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The ABC of MA), need volunteers & trucks,
dtatreau@comcast.net, March 21st
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo,
x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late fee.
Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk at
extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

------------------------
Attention Seniors
------------------------
As is tradition, the senior class will plan the Baccalaureate service.
You should have received an email from the student committee but if you
haven't, please go to this link to share your thoughts and input.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xBcetBT9_2fV8Is0M0JpmApQ_3d_3d

If you have any questions, please contact one of the members of the
senior committee: Alecia Reeves-Freeman, Carmen Emerson, Christina
Sillari, Leslie Becknell-Marx, Emily Melcher and Liz Garrigan-Byerly.
Thank you for your help.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++------------------------
Tonight at 7 in Wilson Chapel - Spectrum Singers, with piano and
soloists , will perform Schubert and Brahms! It doesn't get much
better! Take a study break and relax in a cloud of beautiful music!

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Student Activities, Tuesday March 17th
------------------------
St. Patty's Day Bash!
Games, prizes, food, Irish songs, and KARAOKE! Join us for a fun-filled
evening celebrating the leaping leprechaun in us all! SA will not be
serving alcoholic drinks, but you are welcome to BYOB. This is a
community event and we trust the community will be respected. Tuesday,
Mar 17, 6 pm - ???

SA Meeting - Tues. March 17, 5 pm
Join us in the cafeteria Tuesday at 5 pm to check-in on the state of
studenthood! Bring any ideas, concerns, comments and be ready to get
green with us in Upper Noyes afterward.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
UU worship Thursday, March 19th *** New ***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Catherine Senghas will lead our service this week on the
theme, "Life as Sacred Text". Catherine will explore the notion of
knowing oneself better through relation to another, in real time or
across time. Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship!

Blessings,
from the student UU worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor and Morgan McLean.

P.S. Please join the UU students for lunch in the student center (upper
Noyes) at noon each Thursday, before the worship service!

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange
Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your
participation on many levels.

Please go to this survey to indicate how you might help welcome our
Jewish friends to ANTS or to your church for a Sunday service March 22
or for an Easter service. You can also let us know which Jewish
services interest you and if you'd like to attend a Shabbat service
Friday evening 3/20 or Saturday morning 3/21.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KgARKMp91uDVT39S4BVECA_3d_3d

For more information on the daily services please see the public
Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Community Day is Coming! March 31st
------------------------
Please plan to join us for Community Day, Tuesday, March 31. Once again
we will be joining with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. We have
many exciting sites(outdoor and indoor)--something for everyone so email
me today to sign up. We are hoping to raise money for the Macedonia
Church of God in Christ in Springfield, an African American Church
burned down the day Pres. Obama was elected. So if you can't join us
(or even if you can) I encourage you to send me a donation to pass on to
the church (even $5 makes a difference). Hope to see you all on the
31st. Checks should be made out to the Macedonia Church of God in
Christ.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Ordination News: Johanna Tabor, Jim Hinds *** New ***
------------------------
On Saturday, March 21st at 2pm Johanna Tabor will be ordained to the
Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of Western
Massachusetts at Christ Church Cathedral, 37 Chestnut Street,
Springfield, MA by the Rt. Rev'd Gordon P. Scruton. Your prayers and
presence are welcome!

Jim Hinds is pleased to annouce that my ordination into Christian
Ministry will be on Sunday April 19, 2009, at 3PM. This will be held at
the First Baptist Church of Wollaston, in Quincy.

------------------------
Lost Job Book
------------------------
Michael Hall has misplaced his SMYTH & HELWYS COMMENTARY, JOB by Samuel
E. Balentine. If anybody has any information leadinyour reward in heaven.

-------------------------
Community Art Show *** New ***
------------------------
The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30 In
the Meetinghouse

Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to participate.
All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)

1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in the
front lobby of the Meetinghouse)

2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill.
Questions? Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers!
------------------------
We run four shifts a day:
Breakfast (6:30am-9:00am OR 7:30am-10:00am on Saturday)
Dinner (6:45pm-9:15pm)
Evening (9:00pm-11:15pm)
Overnight (11:00pm-9:00am)

Volunteers needed Friday 3/20 through breakfast on Sunday 3/29. To
signup for a shift, please follow the instructions at the top of this
Google Spreadsheet:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pl2UgsVtPhhlbqZ_Ud7gbTA&hl=en
We are located at 66 Winthrop St. in the basement of the University
Lutheran Church in Harvard Square. For questions, please email Amelia
Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.

Many Thanks,
The Harvard Sq. Homeless Shelter

------------------------
Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd
------------------------
Are you curious about that old Congregational Way, and ways in which
history still provides identity and energy to church people today? On
Monday, March 23, 2009, from 3-5 pm, the Congregational Christian
Historical Society and Congregational Library will celebrate the merger
of the two societies with a lively public event. Eve LaPlante,
bestselling author of American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne
Hutchinson and Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repentance of Samuel
Sewall, will talk to us about "Why Congregational History is Important."
This is a great opportunity to find out what's going on at the
Congregational Library and meet likeminded people with a passion for
history. The event is free and open to the public, at the Wellesley
Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA.
For more information, please contact Peggy Bendroth at the
Congregational Library (617-523-0470).

------------------------
Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
------------------------
Interested in helping to facilitate confirmation retreats for youth
through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ? If
you are a UCC seminarian, you play the guitar, and enjoy youth work,
please contact Matt Carriker at mcarrike@hotmail.com for more
information.

------------------------
Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due
April 1st
------------------------
Do you have gifts for leadership you wish to share with teens, ages
15-18?

Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) is seeking applications from
seminarians and graduate school mentors, and college interns for
full-time staff positions at our dynamic eight-day exploration of
peacemaking, vocation, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, service, urban
immersion, and leadership training. IFYI focuses on 5 Core Values:
Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and
Serving Others. IFYI is a program of Cooperative Metropolitan
Ministries, in partnership with Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard
Pluralism Project.

IFYI is scheduled for July 12-19, 2009 on the Theme: "Being Peace, Doing
Justice"
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a
confeSee http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm for more information
about the program and applying for staff positions.

Friday, March 13, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 13th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- Is Field Education in your future? Information Session, March 16th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- Attention Seniors *** New ***

Community News:
- Media center opening, March 16th
- Student Activities, Tuesday March 17th *** New ***
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
- Community Day is Coming! March 31st
- Lost Job Book *** New ***
- Prayer: Requests and Praises

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers!
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation Retreats
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due April 1st *** Updated ***

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready, Connect! group "Master of Divinity Curriculum Transition"
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational Church, March 15th
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow, http://www.comeopenspirit.org/ , Sundays 6:50-8pm
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU School of Law, Barristers Hall, March 18th, 5pm
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship, http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm , March 21st
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The ABC of MA), need volunteers & trucks, dtatreau@comcast.net, March 21st
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm, DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday, March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website: https://connect.ants.edu/

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? Information Session, March 16th
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in Fall of 2009 will be held Monday, March 16. It will be held in the Peck Room from 1:00-1:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office. Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

------------------------
Attention Seniors *** New ***
------------------------
As is tradition, the senior class will plan the Baccalaureate service. You should have received an email from the student committee but if you haven't, please go to this link to share your thoughts and input.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xBcetBT9_2fV8Is0M0JpmApQ_3d_3d

If you have any questions, please contact one of the members of the senior committee: Alecia Reeves-Freeman, Carmen Emerson, Christina Sillari, Leslie Becknell-Marx, Emily Melcher and Liz Garrigan-Byerly. Thank you for your help.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Media center opening, March 16th
------------------------
The rescheduled opening for the Massachusetts Bible Society Media Center at Andover Newton will be Monday March 16 at 3 P.M. Please stop by and see the production studio and editing facilities, refreshments will be served. The Media Center is located on the lower floor of Wilson Chapel room 115.

------------------------
Student Activities, Tuesday March 17th *** New ***
------------------------
St. Patty's Day Bash!
Games, prizes, food, Irish songs, and KARAOKE! Join us for a fun-filled evening celebrating the leaping leprechaun in us all! SA will not be serving alcoholic drinks, but you are welcome to BYOB. This is a community event and we trust the community will be respected. Tuesday, Mar 17, 6 pm - ???

SA Meeting - Tues. March 17, 5 pm
Join us in the cafeteria Tuesday at 5 pm to check-in on the state of studenthood! Bring any ideas, concerns, comments and be ready to get green with us in Upper Noyes afterward.

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your participation on many levels.

Please go to this survey to indicate how you might help welcome our Jewish friends to ANTS or to your church for a Sunday service March 22 or for an Easter service. You can also let us know which Jewish services interest you and if you'd like to attend a Shabbat service Friday evening 3/20 or Saturday morning 3/21.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KgARKMp91uDVT39S4BVECA_3d_3d

For more information on the daily services please see the public Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Community Day is Coming! March 31st
------------------------
Please plan to join us for Community Day, Tuesday, March 31. Once again we will be joining with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. We have many exciting sites(outdoor and indoor)--something for everyone so email me today to sign up. We are hoping to raise money for the Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield, an African American Church burned down the day Pres. Obama was elected. So if you can't join us (or even if you can) I encourage you to send me a donation to pass on to the church (even $5 makes a difference). Hope to see you all on the 31st. Checks should be made out to the Macedonia Church of God in Christ.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Lost Job Book *** New ***
------------------------
Michael Hall has misplaced his SMYTH & HELWYS COMMENTARY, JOB by Samuel E. Balentine. If anybody has any information leading to the apprehension of this book, please contact Michael at mhall@ants.edu. You'll receive your reward in heaven.

------------------------
Prayer: Requests and Praises
------------------------
- As you know, Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and Ienas, has been in the hospital for a ruptured appendix. I am very happy to report that he is going home today. Ulil and Ienas wish to thank the whole community for your prayerful support. They deeply appreciate it.

- Praising God for the safe arrival of Petra Luisa Di Marco Davila, 3/11/09, 8.8 lbs.,1:47 pm. We are all safe and resting.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers!
------------------------
We run four shifts a day:
Breakfast (6:30am-9:00am OR 7:30am-10:00am on Saturday)
Dinner (6:45pm-9:15pm)
Evening (9:00pm-11:15pm)
Overnight (11:00pm-9:00am)

Volunteers needed Friday 3/20 through breakfast on Sunday 3/29. To signup for a shift, please follow the instructions at the top of this Google Spreadsheet: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pl2UgsVtPhhlbqZ_Ud7gbTA&hl=en
We are located at 66 Winthrop St. in the basement of the University Lutheran Church in Harvard Square. For questions, please email Amelia Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.

Many Thanks,
The Harvard Sq. Homeless Shelter

------------------------
Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd
------------------------
Are you curious about that old Congregational Way, and ways in which history still provides identity and energy to church people today? On Monday, March 23, 2009, from 3-5 pm, the Congregational Christian Historical Society and Congregational Library will celebrate the merger of the two societies with a lively public event. Eve LaPlante, bestselling author of American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson and Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repentance of Samuel Sewall, will talk to us about "Why Congregational History is Important." This is a great opportunity to find out what's going on at the Congregational Library and meet likeminded people with a passion for history. The event is free and open to the public, at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA. For more information, please contact Peggy Bendroth at the Congregational Library (617-523-0470).

------------------------
Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation Retreats
------------------------
Interested in helping to facilitate confirmation retreats for youth through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ? If you are a UCC seminarian, you play the guitar, and enjoy youth work, please contact Matt Carriker at mcarrike@hotmail.com for more information.

------------------------
Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due April 1st *** Updated ***
------------------------
Do you have gifts for leadership you wish to share with teens, ages 15-18?

Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) is seeking applications from seminarians and graduate school mentors, and college interns for full-time staff positions at our dynamic eight-day exploration of peacemaking, vocation, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, service, urban immersion, and leadership training. IFYI focuses on 5 Core Values: Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and Serving Others. IFYI is a program of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, in partnership with Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard Pluralism Project.

IFYI is scheduled for July 12-19, 2009 on the Theme: "Being Peace, Doing Justice"
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a conference call during the Spring.

See http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm for more information about the program and applying for staff positions.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 12th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
- Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
- Is Field Education in your future? Information Session, March 16th
- Make-up Field Education Orientation II session on Professional
Boundaries, March 13th
- MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity

Community News:
- Stephen Richmond has Amnesia
- Media center opening, March 16th *** New ***
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March
16th-20th
- Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd
*** New ***
- Community Day is Coming! March 31st *** Updated ***
- Prayer Request: Chris Gazarian *** New ***
- Praising God *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers! *** New ***
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship, March 21st, Register by March
12th
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The American Baptist Churches of MA), March
21st
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
- INTERFAITH YOUTH INITIATIVE (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st
- Room for Rent
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th, Washington, DC
- Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU School of
Law, Barristers Hall, March 18th, 5pm
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete the registration online, paper registration
forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
------------------------
Please remember to return your housing preference forms to Frank Novo
in the Housing office by March 13th. These forms determine where you'll
be living for the summer and next Fall. If you did not receive one in
your mailbox, please come in to the Housing office to complete a form.
Thanks!

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? Information Session, March 16th
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Monday, March 16. It will be held in the Peck
Room from 1:00-1:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu, with any
questions or concerns.

Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education

------------------------
Make-up Field Education Orientation II session on Professional
Boundaries, March 13th
------------------------
There is a MAKE-UP session Friday, March 13 for Field Education
Orientation II sessions on Professional Boundaries . The session will be
from 1:00 to 4:00pm in the Peck Room. You only need to attend this
session if you are a CURRENTLY enrolled in Field Education AND you were
unable to attend a previous training. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education

------------------------
MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready
------------------------
Dear M.Div. Students,

If you are thinking about changing over to the new curriculum for the
fall of 2009 (namely, you'll have between 30-60 credits at the end of
this June), or if you are for-sure changing over (you'll have fewer than
30 credits come fall 2009), the transition process is ready if you are!

Visit the Connect! group entitled Master of Divinity Curriculum
Transition, which you can join from the Connect! main page once you log
in. In that setting you will find many resources, including the
worksheet you will need to submit to make the transition complete. You
have between now and July 27 to turn this form in to the Registrar, but
why wait? Nayda Aguila (naguila@ants.edu) or I (sdrummond@ants.edu) can
help you with technical questions, and Faculty members are ready to help
their advisees to consider what course of action makes the most sense
for each of them.

So look at the site, consult with your advisor, and onward!
Blessings to all,

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty & Assistant Professor of Ministerial
Leadership

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Stephen Richmond has Amnesia
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community,

Stephen Richmond, whom many of you know, would like you to know that he
has amnesia. He does not remember anything that has happened to him
since last June. He didn't remember he was a student at Andover Newton,
or that he lived in Farwell. He is not going to remember who you are or
whether he's met you before or not. I know that you will be good
support to him as his memory slowly returns. It will probably come back
in bits and pieces. Medically he is fine. So if you see him around
campus please offer a friendly smile and "may I help you" to enable him
to get reoriented to the campus and community.

Many thanks,
Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Media center opening, March 16th *** New ***
------------------------
The rescheduled opening for the Massachusetts Bible Society Media
Center at Andover Newton will be Monday March 16 at 3 P.M. Please stop
by and see the production studio and editing facilities, refreshments
will be served. The Media Center is located on the lower floor of Wilson
Chapel room 115.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange
Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your
participation on many levels.

Please go to this survey to indicate how you might help welcome our
Jewish friends to ANTS or to your church for a Sunday service March 22
or for an Easter service. You can also let us know which Jewish
services interest you and if you'd like to attend a Shabbat service
Friday evening 3/20 or Saturday morning 3/21.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KgARKMp91uDVT39S4BVECA_3d_3d

For more information on the daily services please see the public
Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Congregational Christian Historical Society Celebration, March 23rd ***
New ***
------------------------
Are you curious about that old Congregational Way, and ways in which
history still provides identity and energy to church people today? On
Monday, March 23, 2009, from 3-5 pm, the Congregational Christian
Historical Society and Congregational Library will celebrate the merger
of the two societies with a lively public event. Eve LaPlante,
bestselling author of American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne
Hutchinson and Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repentance of Samuel
Sewall, will talk to us about "Why Congregational History is Important."
This is a great opportunity to find out what's going on at the
Congregational Library and meet likeminded people with a passion for
history. The event is free and open to the public, at the Wellesley
Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA.
For more information, please contact Peggy Bendroth at the
Congregational Library (617-523-0470).

------------------------
Community Day is Coming! March 31st *** Updated ***
------------------------
Please plan to join us for Community Day, Tuesday, March 31. Once
again we will be joining with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. We
have many exciting sites(outdoor and indoor)--something for everyone so
email me today to sign up. We are hoping to raise money for the
Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield, an African American
Church burned down the day Pres. Obama was elected. So if you can't
join us (or even if you can) I encourage you to send me a donation to
pass on to the church (even $5 makes a difference). Hope to see you all
on the 31st. Checks should be made out to the Macedonia Church of God
in Christ.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Prayer Request: Chris Gazarian *** New ***
------------------------
Please pray for Chris Gazarian, the son of fellow student Karl
Gazarian. As you may recall Chris has cancer and he's back in the
hospital for a 2nd time this month, experiencing complications in the
wake of 2 surgeries. The family deeply appreciates your thoughts and
prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Praising God *** New ***
------------------------
For the safe arrival of Petra Luisa Di Marco Davila, 3/11/09, 8.8
lbs.,1:47 pm. We are all safe and resting.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers! *** New ***
------------------------
We run four shifts a day:
Breakfast (6:30am-9:00am OR 7:30am-10:00am on Saturday)
Dinner (6:45pm-9:15pm)
Evening (9:00pm-11:15pm)
Overnight (11:00pm-9:00am)

Volunteers needed Friday 3/20 through breakfast on Sunday 3/29. To
signup for a shift, please follow the instructions at the top of this
Google Spreadsheet:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pl2UgsVtPhhlbqZ_Ud7gbTA&hl=en

We are located at 66 Winthrop St. in the basement of the University
Lutheran Church in Harvard Square. For questions, please email Amelia
Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.

Many Thanks,
The Harvard Sq. Homeless Shelter

------------------------
Statewide ONA Celebration Worship, March 21st, Register by March 12th
------------------------
Dear Friends in ONA Settings,
Here's a reminder to register for the Statewide ONA Celebration
Worship, "We're 90 in '09," to be held on Sat, March 21 at 3pm at Hadwen
Park Congregational Church. Full information is available at:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm

TO ATTEND, PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 12, if possible. Register yourself
and/or your church group. Email kacarp@comcast.net
Indicate:
- Number of people attending, with names and email addresses
- Name of church
- If you are bringing a banner

Downloadable information at:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/documents/90in09.pdf
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Conference UCC ONA Task Force

------------------------
Moving Day for TABCOM (The American Baptist Churches of MA), March
21st
------------------------
Saturday March 21st, TABCOM will begin moving its offices from Dedham
to Groton.
HELP IS NEEDED A BOTH LOCATIONS

In Dedham, help is needed to packed and to load up the trucks. Help is
also needed with the yard sale that is being held to sell off some of
the office furniture such as desks and file cabinets. This is a great
place to look for those office items for your church, home office or
business. If you can help in Dedham please contact Doug Tatreau at
dtatreau@comcast.net

Help is needed at Grotonwood to unload the trucks the family center at
Grotonwood where the TABCOM administrative offices will be located. The
finance offices will remain in Dedham for the time being. If you can
help at Grotonwood, please contact John Mulloy at: jmulloy@neu.edu

TRUCKS NEEDED
We have two trucks to help with the move but really could use more, if
you have a truck that is available that day, please please consider
volunteering your time to help us out.

------------------------
New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
------------------------
Announcing a new venture co-led by Professor Mark Burrows: a worship
"event" called OpenSpirit, held each Sunday evening (gathering music at
6:50 p.m.; worship from 7 - 8 p.m.) in Framingham. The site is a "black
box" theater at the Performing Arts Center, 140 Pearl Street; entrance
from Pearl Street at the "red door." OpenSpirit is a blend of jazz music
shaped by a reflective voicing of ancient scriptures and modern poetry
and story. The worship brings together word and world, meditation and
engagement, all held in the simple shape of prayer and praise, word and
silence, sound and image. This is not a "church," and will not become
one; it is meant for seekers and those yearning for a service that is
shaped by the sounds of jazz and a reflective style of worship. For all
ages.

This Lent, we are exploring each week different themes related to
journeying in desert spaces; this coming Sunday, 8 March, the theme is
"water from the rock." For further information, check the OpenSpirit
website, at http://www.comeopenspirit.org/

All are warmly invited to come - once, or more regularly Please share
this invitation with friends who might be looking for something new,
different, fresh, engaging, and spirited.

Dr. Mark S. Burrows

------------------------
Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats
------------------------
Interested in helping to facilitate confirmation retreats for youth
through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ? If
you are a UCC seminarian, you play the guitar, and enjoy youth work,
please contact Matt Carriker at mcarrike@hotmail.com for more
information.

------------------------
INTERFAITH YOUTH INITIATIVE (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due
April 1st
------------------------
Do you have gifts for leadership you wish to share with teens, ages
15-18?

Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) is seeking applications from
seminarians and graduate school mentors, and college interns for
full-time staff positions at our dynamic eight-day exploration of
peacemaking, vocation, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, service, urban
immersion, and leadership training. IFYI focuses on 5 Core Values:
Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and
Serving Others. IFYI is a program of Cooperative Metropolitan
Ministries, in partnership with Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard
Pluralism Project.

IFYI is scheduled for July 12-19, 2009 on the Theme: "Being Peace,
Doing Justice"
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a
conference call during the Spring.

Staff applications, involve a recent resume, two references' contact
information, and a letter or email describing your experiences and
interests. Staff applications are due by April 1st, 2009.
For a full application, please contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt
Carriker at: Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,
www.coopmet.org to apply.

PLEASE ALSO NOMINATE TEENS FOR THE PROGRAM. We are seeking mature young
people (ages 15-18) curious and passionate about faith, with gifts and
energy, who may be exploring an emerging vocation or who are simply open
to learning and building community in a supportive faith setting and in
the city. Spaces are filling, so nominate as soon as possible by
emailing, calling, or writing a note to the IFYI office with contact
information for teens, and their parent, guardian, or youth leader.
Request information from ifyi@coopmet.org to send information to
yourself or a youth.

------------------------
Room for Rent
------------------------
-$650/month utilities included
-In 3-bedroom condo in Dedham (next to Newton)
-Quiet location, ideal for a student!
-Room is medium-sized 3rd floor renovated attic with FIOS internet &
Direct TV-cable
-Free parking in back-off the street
-Washer & Dryer in basement
-Woman preferred
-Pet-friendly
-Call: 781-461-9608 (Dawn) or email to: dawnewhalen@yahoo.com

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
- Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
- Is Field Education in your future? Information Session, March 16th
*** New ***
- Make-up Field Education Orientation II session on Professional
Boundaries, March 13th *** New ***
- MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready *** New ***
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity *** New ***
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway

Community News:
- Stephen Richmond has Amnesia *** New ***
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
*** Updated ***
- Community Day, March 31st

Other News and Opportunities:
- Statewide ONA Celebration Worship, March 21st, Register by March 12th
*** New ***
- Moving Day for TABCOM (The American Baptist Churches of MA), March
21st *** New ***
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats *** New ***
- INTERFAITH YOUTH INITIATIVE (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st *** New ***
- Room for Rent
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko, deadline for
submission: March 12th. All student comments are welcome.
- Mitten & Coat Drive Completed
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th, Washington, DC
- Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU School of
Law, Barristers Hall, March 18th, 5pm
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete the registration online, paper registration
forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
------------------------
Please remember to return your housing preference forms to Frank Novo
in the Housing office by March 13th. These forms determine where you'll
be living for the summer and next Fall. If you did not receive one in
your mailbox, please come in to the Housing office to complete a form.
Thanks!

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? Information Session, March 16th ***
New ***
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Monday, March 16. It will be held in the Peck
Room from 1:00-1:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu, with any
questions or concerns.

Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education

------------------------
Make-up Field Education Orientation II session on Professional
Boundaries, March 13th *** New ***
------------------------
There is a MAKE-UP session Friday, March 13 for Field Education
Orientation II sessions on Professional Boundaries . The session will be
from 1:00 to 4:00pm in the Peck Room. You only need to attend this
session if you are a CURRENTLY enrolled in Field Education AND you were
unable to attend a previous training. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education

------------------------
MDiv Curriculum Transition Process Ready *** New ***
------------------------
Dear M.Div. Students,

If you are thinking about changing over to the new curriculum for the
fall of 2009 (namely, you'll have between 30-60 credits at the end of
this June), or if you are for-sure changing over (you'll have fewer than
30 credits come fall 2009), the transition process is ready if you are!

Visit the Connect! group entitled Master of Divinity Curriculum
Transition, which you can join from the Connect! main page once you log
in. In that setting you will find many resources, including the
worksheet you will need to submit to make the transition complete. You
have between now and July 27 to turn this form in to the Registrar, but
why wait?

Nayda Aguila (naguila@ants.edu) or I (sdrummond@ants.edu) can help you
with technical questions, and Faculty members are ready to help their
advisees to consider what course of action makes the most sense for each
of them.

So look at the site, consult with your advisor, and onward!
Blessings to all,

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty & Assistant Professor of Ministerial
Leadership

------------------------
New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity *** New ***
------------------------
Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Stephen Richmond has Amnesia *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community,

Stephen Richmond, whom many of you know, would like you to know that he
has amnesia. He does not remember anything that has happened to him
since last June. He didn't remember he was a student at Andover Newton,
or that he lived in Farwell. He is not going to remember who you are or
whether he's met you before or not. I know that you will be good
support to him as his memory slowly returns. It will probably come back
in bits and pieces. Medically he is fine. So if you see him around
campus please offer a friendly smile and "may I help you" to enable him
to get reoriented to the campus and community.

Many thanks,
Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
*** Updated ***
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange
Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your
participation on many levels.
Below are the opportunities to experience morning prayer services at
Hebrew College.

Please go to this survey to indicate how you might help welcome our
Jewish friends to ANTS or to your church for a Sunday service March 22
or for an Easter service. You can also let us know which Jewish
services interest you and if you'd like to attend a Shabbat service
Friday evening 3/20 or Saturday morning 3/21.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KgARKMp91uDVT39S4BVECA_3d_3d

For more information on the daily services please see the public
Connect! Campus Announcements at https://connect.ants.edu

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Community Day, March 31st
------------------------
As you know, Community Day is Tuesday, March 31, and we will be
partnering with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School again. The day
will be dedicated to raising funds for the Macedonian Church of Christ
(MCC) in Springfield, MA, which was burned down by 3 racist arsonists
the day President Obama was elected. I spoke to Bishop Bryant Robinson,
Jr., head of the church, and he is very excited about our supporting
them in this way. They are just completing demolition of the burned
structure, and are hoping to begin rebuilding soon. He or someone from
the church will be with us for the morning worship service (which the
Journeys on the Hill group is planning).

An Invitation to You

You can participate in 2 ways--of course I hope all of you will be on
one of the teams that goes out to do service and learning. Our intent
is to solicit 10-12 projects that need to be done at private homes,
churches, or synagogues. We would send a team out to complete each
project and in return the home owner or church would make a contribution
to the MCC for the rebuilding of the church. Of course you are welcome
to make a donation to the church, and leave it with me.

My second invitation to you is to help us locate suitable projects. It
could be anything that could be completed by a team of 6-8 people (or
fewer or greater!) over the course of 4-5 hours. Possibilities include
yard work, cleaning out a garage or attic, painting something, getting
out a mailing, or almost anything you can imagine. The project site
should be within "T" or relatively easy driving distance from the
school (we always have sites in Boston so that is not too far). Do you
or someone you know have something which could be a site for us? If so
please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks so much for your help with this,
Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life; Faculty of Theology

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Statewide ONA Celebration Worship, March 21st, Register by March 12th
*** New ***
------------------------
Dear Friends in ONA Settings,
Here's a reminder to register for the Statewide ONA Celebration
Worship, "We're 90 in '09," to be held on Sat, March 21 at 3pm at Hadwen
Park Congregational Church. Full information is available at:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/Were90in90.htm

TO ATTEND, PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 12, if possible. Register yourself
and/or your church group. Email kacarp@comcast.net
Indicate:
- Number of people attending, with names and email addresses
- Name of church
- If you are bringing a banner

Downloadable information at:
http://www.macucc.org/emj/documents/90in09.pdf
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Conference UCC ONA Task Force

------------------------
Moving Day for TABCOM (The American Baptist Churches of MA), March 21st
*** New ***
------------------------
Saturday March 21st, TABCOM will begin moving its offices from Dedham
to Groton.
HELP IS NEEDED A BOTH LOCATIONS

In Dedham, help is needed to packed and to load up the trucks. Help is
also needed with the yard sale that is being held to sell off some of
the office furniture such as desks and file cabinets. This is a great
place to look for those office items for your church, home office or
business. If you can help in Dedham please contact Doug Tatreau at
dtatreau@comcast.net

Help is needed at Grotonwood to unload the trucks the family center at
Grotonwood where the TABCOM administrative offices will be located. The
finance offices will remain in Dedham for the time being. If you can
help at Grotonwood, please contact John Mulloy at: jmulloy@neu.edu

TRUCKS NEEDED
We have two trucks to help with the move but really could use more, if
you have a truck that is available that day, please please consider
volunteering your time to help us out.

------------------------
New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
------------------------
Announcing a new venture co-led by Professor Mark Burrows: a worship
"event" called OpenSpirit, held each Sunday evening (gathering music at
6:50 p.m.; worship from 7 - 8 p.m.) in Framingham. The site is a "black
box" theater at the Performing Arts Center, 140 Pearl Street; entrance
from Pearl Street at the "red door." OpenSpirit is a blend of jazz music
shaped by a reflective voicing of ancient scriptures and modern poetry
and story. The worship brings together word and world, meditation and
engagement, all held in the simple shape of prayer and praise, word and
silence, sound and image. This is not a "church," and will not become
one; it is meant for seekers and those yearning for a service that is
shaped by the sounds of jazz and a reflective style of worship. For all
ages.

This Lent, we are exploring each week different themes related to
journeying in desert spaces; this coming Sunday, 8 March, the theme is
"water from the rock." For further information, check the OpenSpirit
website, at http://www.comeopenspirit.org/

All are warmly invited to come - once, or more regularly Please share
this invitation with friends who might be looking for something new,
different, fresh, engaging, and spirited.

Dr. Mark S. Burrows

------------------------
Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats *** New ***
------------------------
Interested in helping to facilitate confirmation retreats for youth
through the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ? If
you are a UCC seminarian, you play the guitar, and enjoy youth work,
please contact Matt Carriker at mcarrike@hotmail.com for more
information.

------------------------
INTERFAITH YOUTH INITIATIVE (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications due
April 1st *** New ***
------------------------
Do you have gifts for leadership you wish to share with teens, ages
15-18?

Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) is seeking applications from
seminarians and graduate school mentors, and college interns for
full-time staff positions at our dynamic eight-day exploration of
peacemaking, vocation, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, service, urban
immersion, and leadership training. IFYI focuses on 5 Core Values:
Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and
Serving Others. IFYI is a program of Cooperative Metropolitan
Ministries, in partnership with Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard
Pluralism Project.

IFYI is scheduled for July 12-19, 2009 on the Theme: "Being Peace,
Doing Justice"
Staff positions require participation in two planning sessions and a
conference call during the Spring.

Staff applications, involve a recent resume, two references' contact
information, and a letter or email describing your experiences and
interests. Staff applications are due by April 1st, 2009.
For a full application, please contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt
Carriker at: Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,
www.coopmet.org to apply.

PLEASE ALSO NOMINATE TEENS FOR THE PROGRAM. We are seeking mature young
people (ages 15-18) curious and passionate about faith, with gifts and
energy, who may be exploring an emerging vocation or who are simply open
to learning and building community in a supportive faith setting and in
the city. Spaces are filling, so nominate as soon as possible by
emailing, calling, or writing a note to the IFYI office with contact
information for teens, and their parent, guardian, or youth leader.
Request information from ifyi@coopmet.org to send information to
yourself or a youth.

------------------------
Room for Rent
------------------------
-$650/month utilities included
-In 3-bedroom condo in Dedham (next to Newton)
-Quiet location, ideal for a student!
-Room is medium-sized 3rd floor renovated attic with FIOS internet &
Direct TV-cable
-Free parking in back-off the street
-Washer & Dryer in basement
-Woman preferred
-Pet-friendly
-Call: 781-461-9608 (Dawn) or email to: dawnewhalen@yahoo.com

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
- Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway

Community News:
- Mitten & Coat Drive Completed *** New ***
- Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
- Community Worship, March 11th
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
*** Updated ***
- Community Day, March 31st

Other News and Opportunities:
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
- Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th
- Room for Rent
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU, March 18th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check Events & Dates Here ***
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- If One Internet Browser doesn't work, try another: Options are
Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th, Washington, DC
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall:
Verizon LG cellphone , eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a
Smokie Narful cd

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete the registration online, paper registration
forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
------------------------
Please remember to return your housing preference forms to Frank Novo
in the Housing office by March 13th. These forms determine where you'll
be living for the summer and next Fall. If you did not receive one in
your mailbox, please come in to the Housing office to complete a form.
Thanks!

------------------------
Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
------------------------
Professor Nimi Wariboko is presently being reviewed for tenure and
promotion on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. As part
of this process, ANTS students may offer support and comments in this
regard. This should be done in the form of a personal letter, addressed
to Dean William Herzog and delivered to Jennifer Shaw's office. The
deadline for submission is March 12, 2009. All student comments are
welcome.

Celeste McQuarrie and Christopher Lanzara
Student Members, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee

------------------------
Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway
------------------------
Unsold, overstock textbooks are being returned to publishers this week
and weeks following. Make sure you have the books you need to complete
your course work. If you are on a tight budget speak to bookstore staff
about reserving books you plan to purchase later.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Mitten & Coat Drive Completed *** New ***
------------------------
Many thanks to all who donated coats, hats, and mittens during our
recent drive for warm outerwear. We have now completed these efforts so
please do not drop off any further items at my door (save them for next
year!).

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
------------------------
Gracious Community Members:
189 people completed the survey on race and race relations on campus!
The organization helping us with the survey anticipated a 30% response
rate, yet this represents 48% of our campus community. Thanks to all
who participated and to all who entered into dialogue around the
opportunities for both institutional identity and self-reflection.

To those who entered the raffle: we will raffle the iPod Touch before
Wednesday Community Chapel in the Cafeteria at 12:45 on Wednesday, March
11th. We will perform the drawing and then process to Wilson Chapel
where Nancy Nienhuis and current students will be leading us in
worship.
Not to worry if you win but aren't present - I'll contact you in
another way.

Blessings and take care-
Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Community Worship, March 11th
------------------------
On Wednesday, March 11 we will have a special guest preacher in our
midst. Rev. Susan Criscione is the Director of Renewal House. Renewal
House is a domestic violence shelter for individuals in crisis and their
children. Since 1980, Renewal House has provided temporary emergency
shelter and advocacy services to more than 1,000 individuals and
families escaping domestic violence. We hope you will be able to join
us for this important service.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
------------------------
Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought. You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing
injustice in maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not
we are child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who
have suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning
that these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of
our own congregations.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
*** Updated ***
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill is pleased to be arranging our Worship Exchange
Week between ANTS and Hebrew College for March 16-20. We welcome your
participation on many levels.
Below are the opportunities to experience morning prayer services at
Hebrew College.

Please go to this survey to indicate how you might help welcome our
Jewish friends to ANTS or to your church for a Sunday service March 22
or for an Easter service. You can also let us know which Jewish
services interest you and if you'd like to attend a Shabbat service
Friday evening 3/20 or Saturday morning 3/21.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KgARKMp91uDVT39S4BVECA_3d_3d

Hebrew College Morning Prayer Services:
- Mon. 16th - 7:45 - 9am
Traditional service with Torah reading. Co-lead by faculty and
students.
Location : Beit Midrash (upstairs in the library, take elevator to
the 3rd floor)
Contact - Shoshana Friedman - shoshana_friedman@yahoo.com

- Tues. 17th - 7:45 - 9am
Sonic Arc - a creative service experience with music and spiritual
intentions.
Location: Classroom downstairs, take elevator to 1st floor, head to
the classrooms, you'll hear singing!
Contact Lev Nelson - lev.nelson@gmail.com

- Wed. 18th - 7:45 - 9am
Contemplative Service - Contemplate in silence and guided meditation.

Location: Beit Midrash (upstairs in the library, take elevator to
the 3rd floor)
Contact -Brian Besser - brian.besser@gmail.com

- Wed. 18th - 8:00 - 9am
Traditional Service.
Location: Library (take elevator to the 3rd floor, cross skybridge
(indoor), room on the left)
Contact - Van Lanckton - vlanckton@comcast.net

- Thurs. 19th - 7:45 - 9am
Rabbinical School Community Prayer Service and Torah reading
Location: Beit Midrash (upstairs in the library, take elevator to
the 3rd floor)
Contact - Joseph Berman - joseph.berman@gmail.com

- Fri. 20th - 7:45 - 9am
Traditional Service - Led by the Cantorial school
Location: Beit Midrash (upstairs in the library, take elevator to
the 3rd floor)
Contact Eric Cohen - qgood5@gmail.com

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Community Day, March 31st
------------------------
As you know, Community Day is Tuesday, March 31, and we will be
partnering with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School again. The day
will be dedicated to raising funds for the Macedonian Church of Christ
(MCC) in Springfield, MA, which was burned down by 3 racist arsonists
the day President Obama was elected. I spoke to Bishop Bryant Robinson,
Jr., head of the church, and he is very excited about our supporting
them in this way. They are just completing demolition of the burned
structure, and are hoping to begin rebuilding soon. He or someone from
the church will be with us for the morning worship service (which the
Journeys on the Hill group is planning).

An Invitation to You

You can participate in 2 ways--of course I hope all of you will be on
one of the teams that goes out to do service and learning. Our intent
is to solicit 10-12 projects that need to be done at private homes,
churches, or synagogues. We would send a team out to complete each
project and in return the home owner or church would make a contribution
to the MCC for the rebuilding of the church. Of course you are welcome
to make a donation to the church, and leave it with me.

My second invitation to you is to help us locate suitable projects. It
could be anything that could be completed by a team of 6-8 people (or
fewer or greater!) over the course of 4-5 hours. Possibilities include
yard work, cleaning out a garage or attic, painting something, getting
out a mailing, or almost anything you can imagine. The project site
should be within "T" or relatively easy driving distance from the
school (we always have sites in Boston so that is not too far). Do you
or someone you know have something which could be a site for us? If so
please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks so much for your help with this,
Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life; Faculty of Theology

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
------------------------
Announcing a new venture co-led by Professor Mark Burrows: a worship
"event" called OpenSpirit, held each Sunday evening (gathering music at
6:50 p.m.; worship from 7 - 8 p.m.) in Framingham. The site is a "black
box" theater at the Performing Arts Center, 140 Pearl Street; entrance
from Pearl Street at the "red door." OpenSpirit is a blend of jazz music
shaped by a reflective voicing of ancient scriptures and modern poetry
and story. The worship brings together word and world, meditation and
engagement, all held in the simple shape of prayer and praise, word and
silence, sound and image. This is not a "church," and will not become
one; it is meant for seekers and those yearning for a service that is
shaped by the sounds of jazz and a reflective style of worship. For all
ages.

This Lent, we are exploring each week different themes related to
journeying in desert spaces; this coming Sunday, 8 March, the theme is
"water from the rock."

For further information, check the OpenSpirit website, at
http://www.comeopenspirit.org/

All are warmly invited to come - once, or more regularly Please share
this invitation with friends who might be looking for something new,
different, fresh, engaging, and spirited.

Dr. Mark S. Burrows

------------------------
Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th
------------------------
Performing their original music based on South American rhythms and
also performing music by Astor Piazzolla and Egberto Gismonti. Claudio
Ragazzi and Nando Michelin will present the March concert in the series
"Music at Brighton Allston Congregational" in the sanctuary of Brighton
Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington Street, Brighton Center,
on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00. The church is accessible by MBTA bus routes
57 and 86. Parking is available next door in the parking lot of Citizens
Bank.

General admission to the concert is $10; students and seniors are $5;
low income is free. Proceeds from the concert series will be used to
help renovate the Community Supper kitchen.

------------------------
Room for Rent *** New ***
------------------------
-$650/month utilities included
-In 3-bedroom condo in Dedham (next to Newton)
-Quiet location, ideal for a student!
-Room is medium-sized 3rd floor renovated attic with FIOS internet &
Direct TV-cable
-Free parking in back-off the street
-Washer & Dryer in basement
-Woman preferred
-Pet-friendly
-Call: 781-461-9608 (Dawn) or email to: dawnewhalen@yahoo.com

------------------------
"Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU, March 18th
------------------------
The Boston University Department of Religion cordially invites you to a
lecture
Radical Enlightenment and Indian Religion: The Curious Case of Bernard
and Picart
By Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History at
UCLA

Wednesday, March 18, at 5pm
Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall
765 Commonwealth Avenue
(for directions, visit www.bu.edu/maps)

The lecture will explore the construction of Indian religion in
publisher Jean Frédéric Bernard and engraver Bernard Picart's
multi-volume work on religious ceremonies and customs across the globe,
Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde
(1723-1743). Professor Subrahmanyam has written extensively on religion,
trade, and politics in early modern India (15th-18th centuries) and the
Indian Ocean region more broadly. His multifaceted and interdisciplinary
approach to the study of religion in economic and political transactions
holds broad implications for our understanding of the impact that
religion has on other aspects of culture. Professor Subrahmanyam has
served as Directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences
Sociales in Paris, and as Chair in Indian History and Culture at the
University of Oxford; he currently holds the Navin and Pratina Doshi
Chair of Indian History at UCLA.

The lecture will be followed by a light reception. This event is free
and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia
For more information please contact Wendy Czik at wlczik@bu.edu or
617-353-2635,
or visit the Religion Department's Web site at www.bu.edu/religion.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Monday, March 09, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 9th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
- Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway

Community News:
- Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
- Community Worship, March 11th
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March
16th-20th
- Community Day, March 31st

Other News and Opportunities:
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
- Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th
- Room for Rent *** New ***
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU, March 18th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check Events & Dates Here ***
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed! Worcester 104
- If One Internet Browser doesn't work, try another: Options are
Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th, Washington, DC
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall:
Verizon LG cellphone , eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a
Smokie Narful cd

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete the registration online, paper registration
forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th
------------------------
Please remember to return your housing preference forms to Frank Novo
in the Housing office by March 13th. These forms determine where you'll
be living for the summer and next Fall. If you did not receive one in
your mailbox, please come in to the Housing office to complete a form.
Thanks!

------------------------
Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
------------------------
Professor Nimi Wariboko is presently being reviewed for tenure and
promotion on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. As part
of this process, ANTS students may offer support and comments in this
regard. This should be done in the form of a personal letter, addressed
to Dean William Herzog and delivered to Jennifer Shaw's office. The
deadline for submission is March 12, 2009. All student comments are
welcome.

Celeste McQuarrie and Christopher Lanzara
Student Members, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee

------------------------
Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway
------------------------
Unsold, overstock textbooks are being returned to publishers this week
and weeks following. Make sure you have the books you need to complete
your course work. If you are on a tight budget speak to bookstore staff
about reserving books you plan to purchase later.

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
------------------------
Gracious Community Members:
189 people completed the survey on race and race relations on campus!
The organization helping us with the survey anticipated a 30% response
rate, yet this represents 48% of our campus community. Thanks to all
who participated and to all who entered into dialogue around the
opportunities for both institutional identity and self-reflection.

To those who entered the raffle: we will raffle the iPod Touch before
Wednesday Community Chapel in the Cafeteria at 12:45 on Wednesday, March
11th. We will perform the drawing and then process to Wilson Chapel
where Nancy Nienhuis and current students will be leading us in
worship.
Not to worry if you win but aren't present - I'll contact you in
another way.

Blessings and take care-
Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Community Worship, March 11th
------------------------
On Wednesday, March 11 we will have a special guest preacher in our
midst. Rev. Susan Criscione is the Director of Renewal House. Renewal
House is a domestic violence shelter for individuals in crisis and their
children. Since 1980, Renewal House has provided temporary emergency
shelter and advocacy services to more than 1,000 individuals and
families escaping domestic violence. We hope you will be able to join
us for this important service.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
------------------------
Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought. You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing
injustice in maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not
we are child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who
have suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning
that these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of
our own congregations.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
------------------------
Hebrew College - Andover Newton, March 16 - 20

Please plan to attend one of the morning prayer services at Hebrew
College starting at 7:45am or 8:00am until 8:45am, and prepare to
welcome our colleagues from Hebrew College to our worship services that
week.
We will provide the details of the different services each day at
Hebrew College soon. Please mark your calendar for one morning that
week to learn more about Jewish worship practices.
If you would like to help with the organization of this event or be a
"buddy" for Hebrew College students attending our services, then please
send an email to Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com with the subject "Worship
Exchange."

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Community Day, March 31st
------------------------
As you know, Community Day is Tuesday, March 31, and we will be
partnering with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School again. The day
will be dedicated to raising funds for the Macedonian Church of Christ
(MCC) in Springfield, MA, which was burned down by 3 racist arsonists
the day President Obama was elected. I spoke to Bishop Bryant Robinson,
Jr., head of the church, and he is very excited about our supporting
them in this way. They are just completing demolition of the burned
structure, and are hoping to begin rebuilding soon. He or someone from
the church will be with us for the morning worship service (which the
Journeys on the Hill group is planning).

An Invitation to You

You can participate in 2 ways--of course I hope all of you will be on
one of the teams that goes out to do service and learning. Our intent
is to solicit 10-12 projects that need to be done at private homes,
churches, or synagogues. We would send a team out to complete each
project and in return the home owner or church would make a contribution
to the MCC for the rebuilding of the church. Of course you are welcome
to make a donation to the church, and leave it with me.

My second invitation to you is to help us locate suitable projects. It
could be anything that could be completed by a team of 6-8 people (or
fewer or greater!) over the course of 4-5 hours. Possibilities include
yard work, cleaning out a garage or attic, painting something, getting
out a mailing, or almost anything you can imagine. The project site
should be within "T" or relatively easy driving distance from the
school (we always have sites in Boston so that is not too far). Do you
or someone you know have something which could be a site for us? If so
please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks so much for your help with this,
Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life; Faculty of Theology

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
------------------------
Announcing a new venture co-led by Professor Mark Burrows: a worship
"event" called OpenSpirit, held each Sunday evening (gathering music at
6:50 p.m.; worship from 7 - 8 p.m.) in Framingham. The site is a "black
box" theater at the Performing Arts Center, 140 Pearl Street; entrance
from Pearl Street at the "red door." OpenSpirit is a blend of jazz music
shaped by a reflective voicing of ancient scriptures and modern poetry
and story. The worship brings together word and world, meditation and
engagement, all held in the simple shape of prayer and praise, word and
silence, sound and image. This is not a "church," and will not become
one; it is meant for seekers and those yearning for a service that is
shaped by the sounds of jazz and a reflective style of worship. For all
ages.

This Lent, we are exploring each week different themes related to
journeying in desert spaces; this coming Sunday, 8 March, the theme is
"water from the rock."

For further information, check the OpenSpirit website, at
http://www.comeopenspirit.org/

All are warmly invited to come - once, or more regularly Please share
this invitation with friends who might be looking for something new,
different, fresh, engaging, and spirited.

Dr. Mark S. Burrows

------------------------
Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th
------------------------
Performing their original music based on South American rhythms and
also performing music by Astor Piazzolla and Egberto Gismonti. Claudio
Ragazzi and Nando Michelin will present the March concert in the series
"Music at Brighton Allston Congregational" in the sanctuary of Brighton
Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington Street, Brighton Center,
on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00. The church is accessible by MBTA bus routes
57 and 86. Parking is available next door in the parking lot of Citizens
Bank.

General admission to the concert is $10; students and seniors are $5;
low income is free. Proceeds from the concert series will be used to
help renovate the Community Supper kitchen.

------------------------
Room for Rent *** New ***
------------------------
-$650/month utilities included
-In 3-bedroom condo in Dedham (next to Newton)
-Quiet location, ideal for a student!
-Room is medium-sized 3rd floor renovated attic with FIOS internet &
Direct TV-cable
-Free parking in back-off the street
-Washer & Dryer in basement
-Woman preferred
-Pet-friendly
-Call: 781-461-9608 (Dawn) or email to: dawnewhalen@yahoo.com

------------------------
"Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU, March 18th
------------------------
The Boston University Department of Religion cordially invites you to a
lecture
Radical Enlightenment and Indian Religion: The Curious Case of Bernard
and Picart
By Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History at
UCLA

Wednesday, March 18, at 5pm
Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall
765 Commonwealth Avenue
(for directions, visit www.bu.edu/maps)

The lecture will explore the construction of Indian religion in
publisher Jean Frédéric Bernard and engraver Bernard Picart's
multi-volume work on religious ceremonies and customs across the globe,
Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde
(1723-1743). Professor Subrahmanyam has written extensively on religion,
trade, and politics in early modern India (15th-18th centuries) and the
Indian Ocean region more broadly. His multifaceted and interdisciplinary
approach to the study of religion in economic and political transactions
holds broad implications for our understanding of the impact that
religion has on other aspects of culture. Professor Subrahmanyam has
served as Directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences
Sociales in Paris, and as Chair in Indian History and Culture at the
University of Oxford; he currently holds the Navin and Pratina Doshi
Chair of Indian History at UCLA.

The lecture will be followed by a light reception. This event is free
and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia
For more information please contact Wendy Czik at wlczik@bu.edu or
617-353-2635,
or visit the Religion Department's Web site at www.bu.edu/religion.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Friday, March 06, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 6th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
- Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th *** New ***
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway
- Safari Browser Not Necessarily Working for Webmail

Community News:
- Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March
16th-20th
- Community Day, March 31st *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th *** New ***
- "Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU, March 18th
*** New ***
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check Events & Dates Here ***
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed! Worcester 104
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall:
Verizon LG cellphone , eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a
Smokie Narful cd

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
------------------------
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete the registration online, paper registration
forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
Housing Preference Forms due by March 13th *** New ***
------------------------
Please remember to return your housing preference forms to Frank Novo
in the Housing office by March 13th. These forms determine where you'll
be living for the summer and next Fall. If you did not receive one in
your mailbox, please come in to the Housing office to complete a form.
Thanks!

------------------------
Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
------------------------
Professor Nimi Wariboko is presently being reviewed for tenure and
promotion on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. As part
of this process, ANTS students may offer support and comments in this
regard. This should be done in the form of a personal letter, addressed
to Dean William Herzog and delivered to Jennifer Shaw's office. The
deadline for submission is March 12, 2009. All student comments are
welcome.

Celeste McQuarrie and Christopher Lanzara
Student Members, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee

------------------------
Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway
------------------------
Unsold, overstock textbooks are being returned to publishers this week
and weeks following. Make sure you have the books you need to complete
your course work. If you are on a tight budget speak to bookstore staff
about reserving books you plan to purchase later.

------------------------
Safari Browser Not Necessarily Working for Webmail
------------------------
Some people have reported that Webmail has stopped working in the
Safari browser on Macs. Please use the mozilla Firefox browser instead
while we diagnose the problem. Free downloads can be found at:
www.mozilla.com

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
------------------------
Gracious Community Members:
189 people completed the survey on race and race relations on campus!
The organization helping us with the survey anticipated a 30% response
rate, yet this represents 48% of our campus community. Thanks to all
who participated and to all who entered into dialogue around the
opportunities for both institutional identity and self-reflection.

To those who entered the raffle: we will raffle the iPod Touch before
Wednesday Community Chapel in the Cafeteria at 12:45 on Wednesday, March
11th. We will perform the drawing and then process to Wilson Chapel
where Nancy Nienhuis and current students will be leading us in
worship.
Not to worry if you win but aren't present - I'll contact you in
another way.

Blessings and take care-
Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
------------------------
Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought. You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing
injustice in maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not
we are child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who
have suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning
that these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of
our own congregations.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
------------------------
Hebrew College - Andover Newton, March 16 - 20

Please plan to attend one of the morning prayer services at Hebrew
College starting at 7:45am or 8:00am until 8:45am, and prepare to
welcome our colleagues from Hebrew College to our worship services that
week.
We will provide the details of the different services each day at
Hebrew College soon. Please mark your calendar for one morning that
week to learn more about Jewish worship practices.
If you would like to help with the organization of this event or be a
"buddy" for Hebrew College students attending our services, then please
send an email to Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com with the subject "Worship
Exchange."

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Community Day, March 31st *** New ***
------------------------
As you know, Community Day is Tuesday, March 31, and we will be
partnering with the Hebrew College Rabbinical School again. The day
will be dedicated to raising funds for the Macedonian Church of Christ
(MCC) in Springfield, MA, which was burned down by 3 racist arsonists
the day President Obama was elected. I spoke to Bishop Bryant Robinson,
Jr., head of the church, and he is very excited about our supporting
them in this way. They are just completing demolition of the burned
structure, and are hoping to begin rebuilding soon. He or someone from
the church will be with us for the morning worship service (which the
Journeys on the Hill group is planning).

An Invitation to You

You can participate in 2 ways--of course I hope all of you will be on
one of the teams that goes out to do service and learning. Our intent
is to solicit 10-12 projects that need to be done at private homes,
churches, or synagogues. We would send a team out to complete each
project and in return the home owner or church would make a contribution
to the MCC for the rebuilding of the church. Of course you are welcome
to make a donation to the church, and leave it with me.

My second invitation to you is to help us locate suitable projects. It
could be anything that could be completed by a team of 6-8 people (or
fewer or greater!) over the course of 4-5 hours. Possibilities include
yard work, cleaning out a garage or attic, painting something, getting
out a mailing, or almost anything you can imagine. The project site
should be within "T" or relatively easy driving distance from the
school (we always have sites in Boston so that is not too far). Do you
or someone you know have something which could be a site for us? If so
please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks so much for your help with this,
Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life; Faculty of Theology

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow
------------------------
Announcing a new venture co-led by Professor Mark Burrows: a worship
"event" called OpenSpirit, held each Sunday evening (gathering music at
6:50 p.m.; worship from 7 - 8 p.m.) in Framingham. The site is a "black
box" theater at the Performing Arts Center, 140 Pearl Street; entrance
from Pearl Street at the "red door." OpenSpirit is a blend of jazz music
shaped by a reflective voicing of ancient scriptures and modern poetry
and story. The worship brings together word and world, meditation and
engagement, all held in the simple shape of prayer and praise, word and
silence, sound and image. This is not a "church," and will not become
one; it is meant for seekers and those yearning for a service that is
shaped by the sounds of jazz and a reflective style of worship. For all
ages.

This Lent, we are exploring each week different themes related to
journeying in desert spaces; this coming Sunday, 8 March, the theme is
"water from the rock."

For further information, check the OpenSpirit website, at
http://www.comeopenspirit.org/

All are warmly invited to come - once, or more regularly Please share
this invitation with friends who might be looking for something new,
different, fresh, engaging, and spirited.

Dr. Mark S. Burrows

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
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/

------------------------
Ragazzi & Michelin in concert at Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, March 15th *** New ***
------------------------
Performing their original music based on South American rhythms and
also performing music by Astor Piazzolla and Egberto Gismonti. Claudio
Ragazzi and Nando Michelin will present the March concert in the series
"Music at Brighton Allston Congregational" in the sanctuary of Brighton
Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington Street, Brighton Center,
on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00. The church is accessible by MBTA bus routes
57 and 86. Parking is available next door in the parking lot of Citizens
Bank.

General admission to the concert is $10; students and seniors are $5;
low income is free. Proceeds from the concert series will be used to
help renovate the Community Supper kitchen.

------------------------
"Radical Enlightenment & Indian Religion" lecture at BU, March 18th ***
New ***
------------------------
The Boston University Department of Religion cordially invites you to a
lecture
Radical Enlightenment and Indian Religion: The Curious Case of Bernard
and Picart
By Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History at
UCLA

Wednesday, March 18, at 5pm
Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall
765 Commonwealth Avenue
(for directions, visit www.bu.edu/maps)

The lecture will explore the construction of Indian religion in
publisher Jean Frédéric Bernard and engraver Bernard Picart's
multi-volume work on religious ceremonies and customs across the globe,
Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde
(1723-1743). Professor Subrahmanyam has written extensively on religion,
trade, and politics in early modern India (15th-18th centuries) and the
Indian Ocean region more broadly. His multifaceted and interdisciplinary
approach to the study of religion in economic and political transactions
holds broad implications for our understanding of the impact that
religion has on other aspects of culture. Professor Subrahmanyam has
served as Directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences
Sociales in Paris, and as Chair in Indian History and Culture at the
University of Oxford; he currently holds the Navin and Pratina Doshi
Chair of Indian History at UCLA.

The lecture will be followed by a light reception. This event is free
and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia
For more information please contact Wendy Czik at wlczik@bu.edu or
617-353-2635,
or visit the Religion Department's Web site at www.bu.edu/religion.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Thursday, March 05, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 5th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th *** New ***
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway *** Updated ***
- Safari Browser Not Working for Webmail *** New ***

Community News:
- Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th
- Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March
16th-20th
- Prayer Request

Other News and Opportunities:
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow *** New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check Events & Dates Here ***
- Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th,
7:30 - 9:00 pm, Congregational Church of Weston
- "Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed! Worcester 104
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall:
eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th *** New ***
------------------------
Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Schedules").
Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late
fee. Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete the registration online, paper registration
forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

------------------------
Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
------------------------
Professor Nimi Wariboko is presently being reviewed for tenure and
promotion on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. As part
of this process, ANTS students may offer support and comments in this
regard. This should be done in the form of a personal letter, addressed
to Dean William Herzog and delivered to Jennifer Shaw's office. The
deadline for submission is March 12, 2009. All student comments are
welcome.

Celeste McQuarrie and Christopher Lanzara
Student Members, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee

------------------------
Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway *** Updated ***
------------------------
Unsold, overstock textbooks are being returned to publishers this week
and weeks following. Make sure you have the books you need to complete
your course work. If you are on a tight budget speak to bookstore staff
about reserving books you plan to purchase later.

------------------------
Safari Browser Not Working for Webmail *** New ***
------------------------
Webmail has stopped working in the Safari browser on Macs. Please use
the mozilla Firefox browser instead while we diagnose the problem. Free
downloads can be found at: www.mozilla.com

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th
------------------------
Come one, come all! You are invited to a tea with President Carter
during the Spring Open House. Come meet prospective students and mingle
with your peers and professors.
March 6th, 2009; 3:00 pm
Berkeley Room
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
------------------------
Gracious Community Members:
189 people completed the survey on race and race relations on campus!
The organization helping us with the survey anticipated a 30% response
rate, yet this represents 48% of our campus community. Thanks to all
who participated and to all who entered into dialogue around the
opportunities for both institutional identity and self-reflection.

To those who entered the raffle: we will raffle the iPod Touch before
Wednesday Community Chapel in the Cafeteria at 12:45 on Wednesday, March
11th. We will perform the drawing and then process to Wilson Chapel
where Nancy Nienhuis and current students will be leading us in
worship.
Not to worry if you win but aren't present - I'll contact you in
another way.

Blessings and take care-
Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
------------------------
Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought. You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing
injustice in maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not
we are child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who
have suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning
that these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of
our own congregations.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
------------------------
Hebrew College - Andover Newton, March 16 - 20

Please plan to attend one of the morning prayer services at Hebrew
College starting at 7:45am or 8:00am until 8:45am, and prepare to
welcome our colleagues from Hebrew College to our worship services that
week.
We will provide the details of the different services each day at
Hebrew College soon. Please mark your calendar for one morning that
week to learn more about Jewish worship practices.
If you would like to help with the organization of this event or be a
"buddy" for Hebrew College students attending our services, then please
send an email to Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com with the subject "Worship
Exchange."

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
Due to complications, Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and
Ienas, has been transferred to Mass General Hospital to resolve the
issue with his abscessed appendicitis which will be drained tomorrow in
preparation for it to be removed a few days from now. He is room
Ellison 1806. Please take a moment, as you are able, to offer prayers
and support for Ulil and Ienas as they go through this very stressful
time in their lives. * Billy is now in room 1824 at MGH *
You can also send them any prayers via email to ulil99@yahoo.com.
Peace,
Kurt

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow *** New ***
------------------------
Announcing a new venture co-led by Professor Mark Burrows: a worship
"event" called OpenSpirit, held each Sunday evening (gathering music at
6:50 p.m.; worship from 7 - 8 p.m.) in Framingham. The site is a "black
box" theater at the Performing Arts Center, 140 Pearl Street; entrance
from Pearl Street at the "red door." OpenSpirit is a blend of jazz music
shaped by a reflective voicing of ancient scriptures and modern poetry
and story. The worship brings together word and world, meditation and
engagement, all held in the simple shape of prayer and praise, word and
silence, sound and image. This is not a "church," and will not become
one; it is meant for seekers and those yearning for a service that is
shaped by the sounds of jazz and a reflective style of worship. For all
ages.

This Lent, we are exploring each week different themes related to
journeying in desert spaces; this coming Sunday, 8 March, the theme is
"water from the rock."

For further information, check the OpenSpirit website, at
http://www.comeopenspirit.org/

All are warmly invited to come - once, or more regularly Please share
this invitation with friends who might be looking for something new,
different, fresh, engaging, and spirited.

Dr. Mark S. Burrows

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
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/

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- Bookstore: Last Chance to Buy Spring 2009 Books *** New ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Movie Night, March 4th
- Boston Baroque OPEN REHEARSAL Wed., March 4th
- BSF Chapel: Thursday March 5th at 1pm
- Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th
- Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
*** New ***
- Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
- Prayer Request
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
- "Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
------------------------
Professor Nimi Wariboko is presently being reviewed for tenure and
promotion on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. As part
of this process, ANTS students may offer support and comments in this
regard. This should be done in the form of a personal letter, addressed
to Dean William Herzog and delivered to Jennifer Shaw's office. The
deadline for submission is March 12, 2009. All student comments are
welcome.

Celeste McQuarrie and Christopher Lanzara
Student Members, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee

------------------------
Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page @
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Items in this section include:
- $5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation: Nominations due on
March 31, 2009
- 2009-2010 Scholarships: Various application due dates.

------------------------
Bookstore: Last Chance to Buy Spring 2009 Books *** New ***
------------------------
Unsold, overstock textbooks are being returned to publishers this week
and weeks following. Make sure you have the books you need to complete
your course work. If you are on a tight budget speak to bookstore staff
about reserving books you plan to purchase later.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th 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.
Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Movie Night, March 4th
------------------------
You're Invited!

What: Movie Night featuring "Dogma"
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:00pm
Where: Appleton-Chase Dorm, Lower Lounge
Please bring snacks or drinks to share! Stay after and let's discuss!

------------------------
Boston Baroque OPEN REHEARSAL Wed., March 4th
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community is cordially invited to attend Boston
Baroque's OPEN REHEARSAL
Wednesday, March 4
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Wilson Chapel - Main Sanctuary
********************************************
One-act opera Pygmalionwith modern dance, featuring Marjorie Folkman,
dancer/choreographer, former principal with the Mark Morris Dance Group!
And our very own, Peter Gibson from the Business Office will be
performing with the chorus!

------------------------
BSF Chapel: Thursday March 5th at 1pm
------------------------
Join us for Black Student Fellowship this Thursday at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel!
All are welcome and we hope to see you there.

Preaching in the Black Church Tradition at Andover-Newton Theological
School is a monthly worship service that was started by former professor
of preaching, Dr. Eddie O¹Neal more than 29 years ago. It continues to
provide an open and responsive space for those seeking to participate in
the unique preaching, practices and worship experiences founded and
grounded in the history, traditions and culture of the African American
church.

------------------------
Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th
------------------------
Come one, come all! You are invited to a tea with President Carter
during the Spring Open House. Come meet prospective students and mingle
with your peers and professors.
March 6th, 2009; 3:00 pm
Berkeley Room
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
------------------------
Gracious Community Members:

189 people completed the survey on race and race relations on campus!
The organization helping us with the survey anticipated a 30% response
rate, yet this represents 48% of our campus community. Thanks to all
who participated and to all who entered into dialogue around the
opportunities for both institutional identity and self-reflection.

To those who entered the raffle: we will raffle the iPod Touch before
Wednesday Community Chapel in the Cafeteria at 12:45 on Wednesday, March
11th. We will perform the drawing and then process to Wilson Chapel
where Nancy Nienhuis and current students will be leading us in
worship.

Not to worry if you win but aren't present - I'll contact you in
another way.

Blessings and take care-
Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
------------------------
Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought. You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing
injustice in maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not
we are child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who
have suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning
that these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of
our own congregations.

Speakers will include: Nancy Wainer, author and midwife; Robin Hutson,
from the Massachusetts Friends of Midwives, Sharon Thornton, Andover
Newton Professor of Pastoral Care and Ethics; along with verbal and
visual testimonials of women and men who have endured childbearing pain
and loss.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
*** New ***
------------------------
Hebrew College - Andover Newton, March 16 - 20

Please plan to attend one of the morning prayer services at Hebrew
College starting at 7:45am or 8:00am until 8:45am, and prepare to
welcome our colleagues from Hebrew College to our worship services that
week.

We will provide the details of the different services each day at
Hebrew College soon. Please mark your calendar for one morning that
week to learn more about Jewish worship practices.

If you would like to help with the organization of this event or be a
"buddy" for Hebrew College students attending our services, then please
send an email to Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com with the subject "Worship
Exchange."

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

------------------------
Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
------------------------
Let's gather to share info on credentialing, chaplaincy careers and
venues, self-care and others issues.
Please respond to Jcrary@ants.edu with your topics of interest and
whether M,T, W, or Th at noon in the cafeteria meeting room works best
for you.
Look forward to sharing with you!
Jim Crary

------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
Due to complications, Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and
Ienas, has been transferred to Mass General Hospital to resolve the
issue with his abscessed appendicitis which will be drained tomorrow in
preparation for it to be removed a few days from now. He is room
Ellison 1806. Please take a moment, as you are able, to offer prayers
and support for Ulil and Ienas as they go through this very stressful
time in their lives. * Billy is now in room 1824 at MGH *
You can also send them any prayers via email to ulil99@yahoo.com.
Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall has a pair of
eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd. If any of these
things are yours, please come pick them up.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
------------------------
Andover Newton alum and LEARN Instructor Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
('07) will give the 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture for the Weston-Wayland
Interfaith Action Group on Islamophobia. Entitled "Islamophobia:
Understanding the roots of Prejudice Toward Muslims and the Religion of
Islam," her lecture will discuss the history of Islamophobia, the
current situation surrounding Islamophobic actions and events, as well
as some personal stories of Muslims who have dealt with the prejudice of
simply being Muslim. When? Thursday, March 5th. Time? 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where? Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston.
Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lynn
Retik 781-647-0051, or Karen at kandrews@ants.edu.

------------------------
"Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th
------------------------
The Union Church in Waban (ucw.org) is in need of a substitute choir
director for Sunday, March 8, 2009. May lead to longer term employment:
Church is actively in search of a new Director of Music. Organ or piano
and one adult choir.
For info on stipend and hours contact the church office, ucw@ucw.org or
617-527-6221.
note: Andover Newton alumnus Rob Asinger is the interim pastor at
Union Church this year.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
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/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko *** New ***
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- Warning: Phishing Alert from IT *** New ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Movie Night, March 4th
- Boston Baroque OPEN REHEARSAL Wed., March 4th *** New ***
- BSF Chapel: Thursday March 5th at 1pm *** New ***
- Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th ***
New ***
- Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th *** New ***
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
- Prayer Request *** Updated ***
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
- "Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th ***
New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko *** New ***
------------------------
Professor Nimi Wariboko is presently being reviewed for tenure and
promotion on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. As part
of this process, ANTS students may offer support and comments in this
regard. This should be done in the form of a personal letter, addressed
to Dean William Herzog and delivered to Jennifer Shaw's office. The
deadline for submission is March 12, 2009. All student comments are
welcome.

Celeste McQuarrie and Christopher Lanzara
Student Members, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee

------------------------
Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page @
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Items in this section include:
- $5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation: Nominations due on
March 31, 2009
- 2009-2010 Scholarships: Various application due dates.

------------------------
Warning: Phishing Alert from IT *** New ***
------------------------
Several students have reported receiving an email from "Webmail
Adminstrator" seeking username and password information to webmail
accounts. This mail does not come from Andover Newton. It is an attempt
to get information for breaking into email accounts. If you should
recieve such a request, please delete it.

The IT Department

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th 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.
Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Movie Night, March 4th
------------------------
You're Invited!

What: Movie Night featuring "Dogma"
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:00pm
Where: Appleton-Chase Dorm, Lower Lounge
Please bring snacks or drinks to share! Stay after and let's discuss!

------------------------
Boston Baroque OPEN REHEARSAL Wed., March 4th *** New ***
------------------------
The Andover Newton Community is cordially invited to attend Boston
Baroque's OPEN REHEARSAL
Wednesday, March 4
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Wilson Chapel - Main Sanctuary
********************************************
One-act opera Pygmalionwith modern dance, featuring Marjorie Folkman,
dancer/choreographer, former principal with the Mark Morris Dance Group!
And our very own, Peter Gibson from the Business Office will be
performing with the chorus!

------------------------
BSF Chapel: Thursday March 5th at 1pm *** New ***
------------------------
Join us for Black Student Fellowship this Thursday at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel!
All are welcome and we hope to see you there.

Preaching in the Black Church Tradition at Andover-Newton Theological
School is a monthly worship service that was started by former professor
of preaching, Dr. Eddie O¹Neal more than 29 years ago. It continues to
provide an open and responsive space for those seeking to participate in
the unique preaching, practices and worship experiences founded and
grounded in the history, traditions and culture of the African American
church.

------------------------
Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th ***
New ***
------------------------
Come one, come all! You are invited to a tea with President Carter
during the Spring Open House. Come meet prospective students and mingle
with your peers and professors.
March 6th, 2009; 3:00 pm
Berkeley Room
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th *** New ***
------------------------
Gracious Community Members:

189 people completed the survey on race and race relations on campus!
The organization helping us with the survey anticipated a 30% response
rate, yet this represents 48% of our campus community. Thanks to all
who participated and to all who entered into dialogue around the
opportunities for both institutional identity and self-reflection.

To those who entered the raffle: we will raffle the iPod Touch before
Wednesday Community Chapel in the Cafeteria at 12:45 on Wednesday, March
11th. We will perform the drawing and then process to Wilson Chapel
where Nancy Nienhuis and current students will be leading us in
worship.

Not to worry if you win but aren't present - I'll contact you in
another way.

Blessings and take care-
Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
------------------------
Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought. You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing
injustice in maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not
we are child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who
have suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning
that these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of
our own congregations.

Speakers will include: Nancy Wainer, author and midwife; Robin Hutson,
from the Massachusetts Friends of Midwives, Sharon Thornton, Andover
Newton Professor of Pastoral Care and Ethics; along with verbal and
visual testimonials of women and men who have endured childbearing pain
and loss.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
------------------------
Let's gather to share info on credentialing, chaplaincy careers and
venues, self-care and others issues.
Please respond to Jcrary@ants.edu with your topics of interest and
whether M,T, W, or Th at noon in the cafeteria meeting room works best
for you.
Look forward to sharing with you!
Jim Crary

------------------------
Prayer Request *** Updated ***
------------------------
Due to complications, Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and
Ienas, has been transferred to Mass General Hospital to resolve the
issue with his abscessed appendicitis which will be drained tomorrow in
preparation for it to be removed a few days from now. He is room
Ellison 1806. Please take a moment, as you are able, to offer prayers
and support for Ulil and Ienas as they go through this very stressful
time in their lives. * Billy is now in room 1824 at MGH *
You can also send them any prayers via email to ulil99@yahoo.com.
Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall has a pair of
eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd. If any of these
things are yours, please come pick them up.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
------------------------
Andover Newton alum and LEARN Instructor Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
('07) will give the 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture for the Weston-Wayland
Interfaith Action Group on Islamophobia. Entitled "Islamophobia:
Understanding the roots of Prejudice Toward Muslims and the Religion of
Islam," her lecture will discuss the history of Islamophobia, the
current situation surrounding Islamophobic actions and events, as well
as some personal stories of Muslims who have dealt with the prejudice of
simply being Muslim. When? Thursday, March 5th. Time? 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where? Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston.
Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lynn
Retik 781-647-0051, or Karen at kandrews@ants.edu.

------------------------
"Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th *** New
***
------------------------
The Union Church in Waban (ucw.org) is in need of a substitute choir
director for Sunday, March 8, 2009. May lead to longer term employment:
Church is actively in search of a new Director of Music. Organ or piano
and one adult choir.
For info on stipend and hours contact the church office, ucw@ucw.org or
617-527-6221.
note: Andover Newton alumnus Rob Asinger is the interim pastor at
Union Church this year.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
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/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
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Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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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Art Night Fellowship
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Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Monday, March 02, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 2nd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko *** New ***
- Planned Network Maintenance, March 3rd
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- Warning: Data Mining Alert from IT *** New ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- BGLANTS Worship, March 3rd *** New ***
- Movie Night, March 4th
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
- Prayer Request *** Updated ***
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
- "Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th ***
New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

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Academic & Facilities:
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Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko *** New ***
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Professor Nimi Wariboko is presently being reviewed for tenure and
promotion on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. As part
of this process, ANTS students may offer support and comments in this
regard. This should be done in the form of a personal letter, addressed
to Dean William Herzog and delivered to Jennifer Shaw’s office. The
deadline for submission is March 12, 2009.

All student comments are welcome.

Celeste McQuarrie and Christopher Lanzara
Student Members, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee

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Planned Network Maintenance, March 3rd
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The IT Department has been informed that our Internet Service Provider
(ISP) will be performing planned network maintenance on March 3rd, from
3-6am. During this maintenance window, you will experience one or more
brief interruptions in service while they complete the maintenance
activities; the interruptions are expected to last less than 2 hours
total. However, due to the complexity of the work, your downtime may be
longer.

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Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
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Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page @
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Items in this section include:
- $5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation: Nominations due on
March 31, 2009
- 2009-2010 Scholarships: Various application due dates.

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Warning: Data Mining Alert from IT *** New ***
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Several students have reported receiving an email from "Webmail
Adminstrator" seeking username and password information to webmail
accounts. This mail does not come from Andover Newton. It is an attempt
to get information for breaking into email accounts. If you should
recieve such a request, please delete it.

The IT Department

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Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
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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.

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Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
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Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and the
front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 - April
15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this also
includes the side road by Farwell Hall. ------------------------
BGLANTS Worship, March 3rd *** New ***
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This Tuesday, March 3, 1pm, Wilson Chapel

Come and rest along this Lenten journey as we reflect in reading, song,
and prayer, on the meaning of this season for us looking toward the
promise of Easter. All are welcome!

BGLANTS, a welcoming student fellowship, is committed to a two-fold
ministry: providing worship opportunities that celebrate the radical
inclusion of all members of God's family; and engaging in dialogue that
inspires and empowers future clergy of all denominations to minister to
all peoples regardless of gender/gender identity or affectional
orientation.

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Movie Night, March 4th
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You're Invited!

What: Movie Night featuring "Dogma"
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:00pm
Where: Appleton-Chase Dorm, Lower Lounge

Please bring snacks or drinks to share! Stay after and let's discuss!

Join fellow students for an informal viewing of the 1999 "theological
comedy" "Dogma" starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, Alan
Rickman, Salma Hayek, Jay and Silent Bob and more. Two banished angels
find a loophole that could get them back into Heaven, but it will
destroy existence in the process. An unwilling mortal is called upon by
God to intercept the Angels to save the world, aided by the thirteenth
apostle, two unlikely prophets and a former muse. Featured appearances
include a Catholic Cardinal launching a marketing campaign (George
Carlin) and God (Alanis Morrissette)! This comic fantasy also asks some
probing theological questions - come and see!

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Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
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Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles,
grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished relationships begin
at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much thought.

You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing injustice in
maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not we are
child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who have
suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning that
these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of our
own congregations.

Speakers will include: Nancy Wainer, author and midwife; Robin Hutson,
from the Massachusetts Friends of Midwives, Sharon Thornton, Andover
Newton Professor of Pastoral Care and Ethics; along with verbal and
visual testimonials of women and men who have endured childbearing pain
and loss.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on March
11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton Theological
School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are greatly
appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at 617-447-5086 or
silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

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Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
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Let's gather to share info on credentialing, chaplaincy careers and
venues, self-care and others issues.
Please respond to Jcrary@ants.edu with your topics of interest and
whether M,T, W, or Th at noon in the cafeteria meeting room works best
for you.
Look forward to sharing with you!
Jim Crary

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Prayer Request *** Updated ***
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Due to complications, Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and Ienas,
has been transferred to Mass General Hospital to resolve the issue with
his abscessed appendicitis which will be drained tomorrow in preparation
for it to be removed a few days from now. He is room Ellison 1806.
Please take a moment, as you are able, to offer prayers and support for
Ulil and Ienas as they go through this very stressful time in their
lives.
* Billy is now in room 1824 at MGH *
You can also send them any prayers via email to ulil99@yahoo.com.

Peace,
Kurt

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Lost and Found
----------------------eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd. If any of these
things are yours, please come pick them up.

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Other News and Opportunities:
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11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
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Andover Newton alum and LEARN Instructor Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
('07) will give the 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture for the Weston-Wayland
Interfaith Action Group on Islamophobia. Entitled "Islamophobia:
Understanding the roots of Prejudice Toward Muslims and the Religion of
Islam," her lecture will discuss the history of Islamophobia, the
current situation surrounding Islamophobic actions and events, as well
as some personal stories of Muslims who have dealt with the prejudice of
simply being Muslim. When? Thursday, March 5th. Time? 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where? Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston.
Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lynn
Retik 781-647-0051, or Karen at kandrews@ants.edu.

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"Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th *** New
***
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The Union Church in Waban (ucw.org) is in need of a substitute choir
director for Sunday, March 8, 2009. May lead to longer term employment:
Church is actively in search of a new Director of Music. Organ or piano
and one adult choir.
For info on stipend and hours contact the church office, ucw@ucw.org or
617-527-6221.
note: Andover Newton alumnus Rob Asinger is the interim pastor at Union
Church this year.

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
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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/

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Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
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The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. 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

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
Art night is a experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu