News from the Hill January 09, 2009 | back to index
Dear Friends and Alumni/ae,
Winter is HERE! We have had snowstorm after snowstorm over the holidays and last night, it was so slippery after a freezing rain, the sand truck had to sand for itself and back up The Hill. There is 8 inches more snow and temperatures in the teens predicted for the weekend… Slushy, mushy, slippery, brrrrr!
Here is more warm news of upcoming events and opportunities for fellowship in the months ahead!
Please keep in touch!
Happy New Year!
Devon Bates, Director of Community Relations
617.964.1100 ext. 201
ON THE HILL
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7-9 PM - The Wilson Chapel
Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ
“Looking Back, Looking Ahead: A conversation about Church and Society”
Tuesday, January 20-23, 2009, 9am - 4 pm - Davis 201 (video-conferencing available)
The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis
Spring Classes Start January 26 at Andover Newton! --January 16 deadline!
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: http://www.ants.edu/courses/schedule/category/spring-2009/
February 16 – April 16, 2009 Reception February 25 - Meeting House
Photographer Mr. Kwesi Arthur will present an exhibition called: "My America"
Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Spring Open House
Alumni/ae are one of our greatest sources of new student referrals. Is there someone who you think might be called to Andover Newton? Send them to our Spring Open House to explore and discern their Ministry. Visitors will experience what it’s like to be an Andover Newton student during this complimentary, day-long event, including meals. Attend sample classes, meet with professors and alumni/ae, worship together, converse with current students, and explore financial aid and housing options. Plan for an evening event TBD. http://www.ants.edu/admissions/spring-open-house/
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7 pm - Wilson Chapel
Spectrum Singers Concert
April 22, 2009, 5-9 PM – 2009 Gala - Harvard Club, Harvard Hall
Come take back a bit of Harvard!!!
We are also preparing for this year’s LIVE AUCTION. If you have an item you would like to donate, please contact us (see above). Thanks – see you there!
May 14, 2009 Alumni/ae Day & Convocation
Please reserve May 14, 2009 to return to campus and reconnect with fellow classmates and professors… details will be announced soon. We are preparing luncheons by class, brunches by denominations, and dinners by interest groups, with a field trip before Baccalaureate on Friday, May 15, and Commencement on May 16, 2009. STAY TUNED and RESERVE these dates!
African American Alumi/ae
Alumna Toni DiPina, February 8th, 2009 – 4 PM - Congdon Street Baptist Church, Providence, RI
After three and a half years of seminary and another year of discernment, let the dancing begin!
For more information: 401-421-4032
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.
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 to Hong Kong January 7-17, 2010 (approximate dates)
Rev. Hugh W. Smith, former director of public relations for International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches in the US died in Lansdale, PA on Dec. 15. He was 81. He earned his MDIV and was ordained in 1957 while serving as pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Providence, RI. A celebration of his life will be held on January 17, 2009 at the New Britain Baptist Church of New Britain, PA.
Become the next Young Scholar of the Massachusetts Bible Society! Are you age 17-21? Living in Massachusetts? With an interest in the Bible? (Or know someone who fits this description?)
Contact www.massbible.org for more information.
Congregational Library, 14 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
Part One of Bible in America, a 2009 Luncheon Series to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Massachusetts Bible Society with Dr. Peggy Bendroth, Director of Congregational Library
Suggested donation: $15.00
THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US: An Exhibit and Lecture of the MBS Bible Collection
offered by Amy Phillips, Cartographic Materials Project Cataloguer for the Harvard Map Collection, Marsh Chapel, Boston University
Pulling from primary and secondary resources on missionary and bible societies of New England and beyond, the lecture will highlight the history and founding of the Massachusetts Bible Society. It will also examine the lives of the early founders of the Society. Not only were their lives dedicated to disseminating the Holy Scriptures to everyone who might not have a Bible of their own--the poor, the wealthy, the educated, children, and people of all faiths--but their individual journeys as men and women of faith were an indwelling of Scripture, itself.
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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.