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Friends and fellow alumni/ae:

We hope you are planning to join hundreds of others on the quad in Newton Centre on Friday, May 11, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. as we come together to celebrate the beloved community that has been, is, and will be Andover Newton! We know our time together will be delightful and poignant, difficult and joyous, yet filled with warm memories.

Wicked Local Cambridge, Dec. 25, 2017

"As we approach Christmas Day, I’m thinking about the temptation to skip ahead to 'Comfort and Joy,'" Jennifer Howe Peace reflects in a Christmas column for Wicked Local Cambridge.

Alumni/ae Survey Provides Crucial Insights for Curriculum Design

Thank you, Andover Newton alums and Yale Divinity School UCC and ABC(USA) alums. With 317 respondents, spending on average 12 minutes on an alumni/ae survey, you dedicated more than 3,800 precious minutes to sharing your thoughts on what skills, knowledge, and attitudes are important to ministry.

Here is a sample of what we learned:

Over 80% of respondents served a church at some point in their careers.

The top five ministry skills were ranked:

The Yale Daily News has published an article (Nov. 7, 2017), looking in on the transition process as Andover Newton Seminary becomes a part of the Yale Divinity School community. The article includes remarks from President Martin B. Copenhaver, Dean Sarah B. Drummond, and Alumni/ae Officer Ned Parker.

Beginning with a preliminary consultation November 27-28, and then on a continuous basis, Professor Jennifer Howe Peace will consult with the Yale Divinity School Dean and faculty -- including her colleagues from Andover Newton Seminary -- in considering future directions for interfaith education at YDS.

Collection includes more than 1,100 items

Dear Members of the Andover Newton Community,

Today (Sept. 21, 2017), in the attached joint statement with the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), we announce that Andover Newton is transferring the ownership of our collections, housed at the PEM since 1976, to the museum.

The New Haven Register has published an article (Monday, Sept. 18, 2017) about the joining of Andover Newton and Yale Divinity Schools' libraries. One implication of the transition is that the papers of pioneering 18th-century minister Jonathan Edwards will be reunited under one roof for the first time in 150 years.


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