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News from the Hill December 16, 2008 | back to index

Alumni E-News: December 16, 2008

Andover Newton Alumni/ae E-News – Dec.16, 2008

Dear Alumni/ae and Friends of Andover Newton Theological School,

Winter is closing in here on The Hill; we are set for our first snow storm tonight…
Here is some warm news of upcoming events and opportunities for fellowship in the months ahead!
Please keep in touch!

Have a Lovely Holiday and Happy New Year!

imageDevon Bates, Director of Community Relations 
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617.964.1100 ext. 201


Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 4-6 PM - The President’s House

Join fellow Alumni/ae and Prospective Students for some Warm Winter Cheer
Sponsored by the Alumni/ae Association, Debbi and Nick Carter

On Epiphany, bring a prospective new student to get acquainted with The Hill and come share stories with fellow Alumni/ae.  For more information contact: Alison McCarty, Director of Admission and Recruitment 617.964.1100 ext. 313 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Tuesday, January 6-7, 2009        Woodbury Leadership Workshop

Change—rapid, radical change— is happening all around us.  The world is faster, smaller, more complex and interdependent than ever before.  Thriving in this new world demands deep change.  Leading deep change is risky business.  Register NOW!


Spring Classes Start January 26 at Andover Newton!
Cleanse your mind and spirit with a class in our Spring Term.

Applications accepted for Spring Term classes through January 16, 2009.  Spaces are still available – for you or anyone in your community considering theological studies – many classics and new offerings.   For a complete course listing please visit:


Student Pulpit Supply Available for Massachusetts Area

There are current students available for pulpit supply at local churches in the Massachusetts area.  Invite one of our dynamic students (soon to be one of your fellow alums!) to your church when you’re away or just need a break.  Students from the Baptist, UCC, UU and other traditions are ready and willing to help. 

Contact the Admissions and Recruitment Office to schedule a student preacher or for more information.  Phone Ned Allyn Parker, Assistant Director of Recruitment at 617.964.1100 ext. 289 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Upcoming Faculty Presentations

Alumni/ae and Prospective Students’ Gatherings may be arranged at upcoming OFF THE HILL faculty presentations.  If you would like an opportunity to attend or host a conversation with our esteemed faculty, fellow alumni/ae, and prospective students when we are in your vicinity, or care to plan an event, please contact Institutional Advancement’s Devon Bates: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 617.964.1100 ext. 201.  We look forward to seeing you!

Professor S. Mark Heim, Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
January 16-22 in Hong Kong, planning for a study course/trip for ANTS students in January 2010

February 2  in Philadelphia, running a workshop on the atonement during the day for area clergy, and giving a public lecture on my book Saved From Sacrifice in the evening

March 18-22  in Chicago for the Faith and Order commission meetings of the NCCC

March 27-29  in New Orleans at the Southern Baptist seminary as one of the speakers at a conference on religious pluralism.

April 25 in Kalamzoo, MI for another nonviolent atonement seminar

Dr. Margaret Benefiel is an adjunct faculty member at Andover Newton in the area of spirituality and congregational/organizational leadership.

January 29, Morgantown, PA. *"The Soul of a Leader."* Author talk at the Village Library.

Upcoming Study Trip with Andover Newton Faculty and Students

January 7-17, 2010 (approximate dates)               Hong Kong 
We are in the beginning stages of planning a study trip to Hong Kong for current students and alumni/ae on The Church in China and Interfaith Traditions.  If you think you might be interested, please contact Institutional Advancement’s Devon Bates: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 617.964.1100 ext. 201.  Stay tuned!  More news to follow Professor Heim’s trip to Hong Kong this January!


SAVE THE DATE     May 14, 2010
Alumni/ae Day & Convocation


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Andover Newton is the nation's oldest graduate institution of theological education, founded in 1807. Based in Newton Centre, MA, the school is known for its commitment to the pastoral ministry and the pioneering accomplishments of its graduates in the fields of mission and local church leadership. Historically covenanted with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches USA, Andover Newton now celebrates a student body comprised of more than 30 denominations, including one of the largest concentrations of Unitarian Universalist students in the US.