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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

NOTE: This will be the last Student E-News from Karen and Jason until January 2... really! ;-)

In this message
- Holiday Greetings
- A Cure for Budget Woes
- CORRECTION: ANTS Connect and E-Mail Unavailable - Dec. 28-29
- Bookstore Winter Hours - CORRECTED
- Spring Courses Closed
- New Jobs on the Web Site

- Power Shut Down on Friday, Dec. 29
- Library Schedule for Christmas Break
- Offices Closed for Holiday
- Registrar Office Hours for Christmas Break
- E-News to Go On Vacation
- An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
- Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20

Holiday Greetings!
To wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we are sending you a special holiday video greeting. To view the video, visit one of the following links:

Windows Media Player video:

Quicktime video:

A Cure for Budget Woes
Are church budget challenges making the new year something less than happy? Andover Newton has an on-line continuing education seminar that can help. It's "'Prophetable' Stewardship: What Every Pastor (and Church Leader) Needs to Know about Church Finance." You can check it out, along with other continuing education opportunities, at The registration deadline is February 2, so act quickly!

CORRECTION: ANTS Connect and E-Mail Unavailable - Dec. 28-29
ANTS Connect and the ANTS e-mail system may be unavailable at times on Thursday and will be unavailable all day on Friday, Dec. 28 and 29. ANTS Connect and the e-mail system WILL be available on Dec. 21 and 22.

Bookstore Winter Hours - CORRECTED
Dec. 18 - 21: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm
Dec. 22: Fri. 10 am - 4 pm

Closed Dec. 25, 26, 27

Dec. 28, Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm
On Friday, December 29, phone the bookstore at 617-964-1100 x. 262 to confirm whether the store has reopened for business. Construction work on the chapel necessitates a power shut off for several hours that day.

Closed New Year's Day

Re-open Jan. 2 with regular hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm

Spring Courses Closed

EL CHRS 723 The Practice of Prayer
HIST 769/869 Eros and the Poetics of the Search

CMWO 764 The Liturgical Year
PSYF 722 Care for the Poor
CMPR 630 The Jazz of Preaching
CMPR 722 Thematic Preaching
EL HIST 785 Hist. of Christian Spirituality through the Lives of Women
INTE 770 Spirituality & Social Justice
ETHI780 With Head and Heart:The Writings of Howard Thurman
NEWT 662 Gospels-Prof. Haley
PSYP 607 Pastoral Care-Prof. Gill-Austern

New Jobs on the Web Site
Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student Quick Links in the right column.

Power Shut Down on Friday, Dec. 29

Unfortunately, we will need to shut down the power to most of the campus on Friday Dec 29th to reconnect the work we did a a couple of months back. This means that on Friday Dec 29th the power will go off between 8 and 9AM and remain so until mid-afternoon. The work actually takes only about 4 hours, but NStar is notorious in its inability to service customers on time, so we are reluctant to promise an early reconnect. We are confident, however, that all will be well be the end of the work day.

As before, most all buildings will be impacted, other than Herrick and Colby. If there are any updates they will come from B&G.

Thank you for your patience as we try to move the campus forward about 65 years in one giant leap!

Library Schedule for Christmas Break
Dec. 18-21: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: Call for schedule

Dec. 23-26: Closed

Dec. 27-28: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 -Jan. 1: Closed

Offices Closed for Holiday
The School offices will be closed on:

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 26
Friday, Dec. 29
Monday, January 1

We'll be back on Tuesday, January 2, 2007.

Registrar Office Hours for Christmas Break
Registrar's office closed - Dec. 25- Jan. 1

E-News to Go On Vacation
The Student E-News will be taking a much needed vacation during the semester break. There will be no daily e-news, but there may be occasional mailings for special events.

Happy Holidays!

Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand

An Evening with Rev. John Thomas - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Peck room

An evening with Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ

Join us for a presentation by and conversation with Rev. Thomas, on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, from 7:15 - 9:00 p.m., in the Peck Room (Worcester Hall). John will speak with us about what is "current" in the UCC: the "Still Speaking" identity campaign; plans for the upcoming General Synod in Hartford, CT (June, 2007); etc., and answer questions. The public is warmly welcome. Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7:15 p.m.

For information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

Directions to the campus are available on the website, at:

Free parking on campus is available.

Workshop: Renewing Worship Without a Drumset - January 20
A Workshop for Clergy and Worship Committees
who haven't given up hope*

January 20, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Meeting House
$35 registration fee includes lunch

Leader: Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. Stackhouse

Are you looking for a way to recharge the energy, meaning, and spirit of your worship services? Are you working with limited resources and a slightly more "traditional" worship framework? In this Saturday workshop, worship leader Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse explores words and silence, sacraments, space and media, music and the arts, and forgotten liturgical traditions to delve into various aspects of worship and how they might be revitalized from within our traditions.
More information:

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand