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News from the Hill May 05, 2009 | back to index

Alumni E-News: May 5, 2009

May 5, 2009

Dear Alumni/ae and Friends,

It’s Spring at last! Come to SPRING CONVOCATION and Alumni Day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Come join your fellow alumni, hear interesting presentations, worship in our new Wilson Chapel, and see how beautiful the Creator has dressed our campus in Spring Glory!

  • Are you struggling to find the money to maintain your church or historic building? Come hear how Partners for Sacred Places, a national nonprofit, helps congregations caring for religious buildings to find resources to preserve and sustain them and the communities they serve.
  • Are you curious about the Interfaith work we are pioneering here on The Hill? Come hear about CIRCLE while getting firsthand experience with hevrutah, a kind of covenental study partnership model used for decision-making and relationship-building. Explore interfaith work and meet the Luce Foundation’s Interfaith Fellows.
  • Ever wonder about Adoniram Judson’s literary wife and their mission in Burma? Come hear Rev. Dr. George H. Tooze, Board Member of the American Baptist Churches tell the emotional story of Emily (aka Mrs. Emily E. Chubbuck; author, Fanny Forester; and Emily C. Judson) Adoniram’s third wife and their mission work in Burma.

Schedule for Spring Convocation and Alumni Day, May 14, 2009

  • 8-9:45 am Registration & Breakfast, Greeting old friends
  • 10-12 am Partners for Sacred Places with Elizabeth Terry
  • Noon     Lunch by Class Years, Spirit of the Hill, Welcome Campus Tours of new and venerated buildings
  • 2-4 pm The Luce Foundation’s Interfaith Fellows on The Hill
  • 4-5 pm Worship with Rev. Mary Luti, Chaplain, Wilson Chapel
  • 5-6 pm President’s Reception, President’s Garden
  • 6-8 pm Dinner: Burma’s 1st Missionaries and Adoniram Judson’s Wives

Please Register NOW!
Send us an .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)NOW, or at the latest by May 10, with your name and those of your guests, so we can get an accurate meal count! The cost for the day is $39 by May 10, or $45 at the door.

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call: 617.964.1100 ext. 201

Stay for Family Picnic Day & Baccalaureate ~ Friday, May 15

  • 9-10:30 am DMin Information Session: Rekindling the Imagination RSVP: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 617.964.1100
  • 12-1:30 pm Picnic Lunch on the Quad for Alums and Graduating Seniors and their families Your RSVP by May 10 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) will assure that lunch is available.
  • 1:30-3 pm Campus Tours and the history of Andover Newton
  • 1:30-3 pm Andover Newton African & African Descent Alum Network (ANAADA) Fellowship in the Berkeley Room RSVP to Black Student Fellowship President, Ngozi Robinson .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • 3-4:30 pm Preach-A-Palooza by ANAADA Net; All are Welcome – Wilson Chapel
  • 7 pm     Baccalaureate Service – The Eliot Church of Newton, 174 Centre St. Reception to follow on the Quad

Commencement ~ Saturday, May 16

  • 2 pm ~ First Baptist Church of Newton, Newton Centre, MA Reception to follow on the Quad

We look forward to seeing you on The Hill this spring!
Devon L. Bates, Director of Community Relations
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Can’t make it to this year’s Spring Convocation?
Plan to come for Fall Convocation: SAVE THE DATE – SEPTEMBER 16, 2009


Sign up now for the Summer Institute for Worship & The Arts

“Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship”
June 21 - 24, 2009 (students taking for credit must attend June 20 - 25)

Presentations examine the role the senses play in contributing to the lively experience of Spirit in worship, providing intellectual stimulation and practical insights, gathering resources and creating a fruitful space and time for reflection concerning the renewing of worship in local congregations. Throughout the sessions, leaders point to how worship can be aesthetically uplifting and prophetically challenging for faithful Christian witness in these times.

A day-long optional workshop stands as a prelude to the Institute proper (Saturday, June 20, 9:00am - 4:00 pm, at Old South Church in Boston). The Institute opens at 3 pm on Sunday, June 21, and concludes on Wednesday, June 24, with a festival worship service.

Contact: For more information on leaders, workshops, and registration, please see the Institute brochure, or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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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.