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May 2014
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May 2014

Thursday 1

Cantillation and Qu’ran Cafe

Community
Off Campus Event

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Hebrew College Cafeteria

Contact: For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Eat, drink, be merry, and be moved at a special evening exploring our relationship to the sacred texts of Judaism and Islam. Gather at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, for “Sacred Text on Our Tongues,” an event featuring spoken-word performances and presentations by Rosabel Martin-Ross on tajweed, the art of reciting the Qu’ran, and Hazzan Linda Sue Sohn on cantillation, the art of chanting the tanakh (Hebrew Bible).

Light refreshments will be provided. The evening is sponsored by CIRCLE and is part of the series “Voices of Our Sister Scholars: Singing, Speaking, and the Spoken Word.”

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Church Bombing Survivor Visits Andover Newton

7:00 pm

Sarah Collins Rudolph was the “fifth little girl” hurt in the 1963 blast in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Friday 2

I Love to Tell the Story: An Introduction to Biblical Storytelling

Lifelong Learning

9:30 am

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Date: May 2
Registration Fee: $75
Registration Deadline April 25

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Are you looking for a way to bring energy and joy into ministry?  Do you seek to equip Christians of all ages with fresh knowledge of scripture?  This introductory workshop to Biblical storytelling will balance theoretical background and practical hands-on learning to tell scripture by heart.  Participants will experience scripture coming to life by telling rather than reading it, learn why telling scripture is necessary to revitalize ministry in the 21st century church and receive practical training in learning to tell a scripture passage.

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Monday 5

Last day of Spring classes

Academic

9:00 am

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Tuesday 6

Snow Day Make-up Day 1

Academic

9:00 am

Snow Day Make-up Days (if necessary; otherwise no classes.)

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Wednesday 7

Snow Day Make-up Day 2

Academic

9:00 am

Snow Day Make-up Day (if necessary; otherwise no classes.)

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Thursday 8

Final exams begin - Spring

Academic

9:00 am

Dining Hall on holiday schedule.

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Friday 9

Final exams day 2 Spring

Academic

9:00 am

Dining Hall on holiday schedule.

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Thursday 15

Spring Convocation | May 15 – 17, 2014

Alumni & Reunions
Sabbath Hour Campus Events

8:00 am

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The Practicing Congregation: Ten Years Later

Andover Newton is excited to welcome our Alumni/ae and Friends this May to Spring Convocation. This is a wonderful time to gather with fellow classmates, meet new people, visit with faculty and celebrate the graduating class of 2014.

Dr. Diana Butler Bass,Our featured speaker, Dr. Diana Butler Bass, will hold two sessions on Thursday reflecting upon the events of this past decade, and the way in which they have both affirmed and challenged the insights of her book, The Practicing Congregation. 

We are looking forward to honoring this year’s Spirit of the Hill awardee, The Rev. Don Ng ’75 (Current President of American Baptist Churches USA) and celebrating President Nick Carter on his retirement with an evening of dinner and dancing on the quadrangle!

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Retirement Party for Nick Carter

Community
Nick Carter

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Location: The Quadrangle
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Contact: Questions? Contact Ruth Edens at 617-831-2409 or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Andover Newton Theological School Board of Trustees cordially invites you to a celebration in honor of President Nick Carter on the occasion of his retirement. Please join us as we honor him with dinner and dancing under the stars!

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Friday 16

Baccalaureate Service

Academic

7:00 pm

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7:00 PM Baccalaureate Service
Wilson Chapel

The service will take place in the Wilson Chapel on the Andover Newton campus. MT Dávila has been chosen as the faculty speaker.

Graduates will gather at 6:00 PM on Friday to line up for the procession. Please wear your gowns, no caps. You will receive information from the Registrar, Nayda Aguila, through Enews regarding when you may pick up your caps and gowns (they should be in her office by the end of April).

8:00 PM Baccalaureate Reception (immediately following the Baccalaureate Service under the tent on the quadrangle)

The reception is free for you and your guests. Please let us know if you intend to come, and how many guests will be coming with you by clicking on the orange SIGN UP button above.

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Saturday 17

Commencement

Academic

10:00 am

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10:00 AM – Noon Family & Friend Brunch in Upper Noyes Hall (please register for this event)

2:00 PM Commencement Service at First Baptist Church in Newton

Graduates will gather at 1:00 PM at First Baptist in the chapel area behind the main sanctuary

Commencement Speaker: President Nick Carter

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Monday 26

Memorial Day

Community

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Andover Newton offices will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. The Franklin Trask library will also be closed.

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Saturday 31

Music Ministry Symposium

Community

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Wilson Chapel

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Following up on last fall’s well-attended event, the Black Church Music Ministry Project will once again offer a half-day of programming in Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton this spring. Mark your calendars for 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 31.

The event features a panel discussion and critical dialogue with:

  • Minister Rashad McPherson, Minister of Music, Bethel A.M.E.
  • Professor Nedelka Prescod, New England Conservatory of Music & Berklee College of Music
  • Joseph Copeland, New England Conservatory of Music
  • The Rev. Emmett G. Price III, Ph.D., President and Founder of the Black Church Music Ministry Project (moderator)

Admission: $25, group rates available. For online registration, complete event details, and updates, visit the Black Church Music Ministry Project website.

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