Q Source

January 19-24, 2004

The Q Source is published weekly under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Students.  Notices of events and concerns of the community are included. All submissions must be signed and include a contact phone number or e-mail address.  Free classified ads are also printed for members of the YDS community; these must be kept as short as possible. The Q Source is now available online at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html  All submissions must be e-mailed to faith.green@yale.edu. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be

made!!  The right to edit is reserved. --Faith E. Green, Editor



From the Editor

Due to the fact that I receive numerous emails daily, PLEASE mark all Q Source submissions “for the Q” in the subject line of your emails.  This way no ads will be missed.  Thanks - Faith



                                                               Chapel Services

Please join us this week for the following services in Marquand Chapel,
each beginning at
10:30 a.m.:

Tuesday, January 20: Professor Ron Rittgers will preach.
Wednesday, January 21: sung morning prayer continues.
Thursday, January 22: 3rd-year M.Div. student Sarah Scherschligt will
offer the homily.
Friday, January 23: Professor Serene Jones will preach and preside at our
community Eucharist service.


Please join us for Compline on Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m. in the Henri Nouwen Prayer Chapel on the ground floor of the library.  Currently we sing the service of Night Prayer from the Lutheran Book of  Worship. At other times we have used the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and have incorporated Taize chants. The service lasts approximately twenty minutes, but we often linger in fellowship and talk of our common life.  Come, magnify the Lord with us!




Contact information for Dr. Sibley Towner

W. Sibley Towner, Visiting Professor of Old Testament for this term, has found an office-away-from-the-office in 129 Stuart. His phone number there is 432-6156; e-mail: sibley.towner@yale.edu/  He is keeping office hours Mon. 3:30-4:40 PM and Tues, Thurs., 11:30-12:30; other times by appointment or by chance.  Sibley and spouse Jane are living in Apt. 621 Bellamy Hall (354 Canner Street). The campus phone number there is believed to be 432-9740. If  that doesn't work, you may spring for a toll call to their cell phone, (804) 436-3694, or even e-mail them at home at jtowner@rivnet.net/




Methodist Society Event Invitation

The Methodist Society invites you to a birthday party on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 6:00pm in the Common room. 


We will have:

A Potluck. (please bring a dish to share)

Don Kirkham will give a short talk on the life of John Wesley.

A Hymn Sing!

 We hope to see you there!


                                          Orientation for 04-05 Part-time Internships
offered twice:
Wednesday, January 21 at
Thursday, January 22 at
in Niebuhr Hall
The interview process begins immediately following the orientation, so make every effort to attend one of these if you are considering an internship for next year




















       International Lecture Sponsored by Feminist Theologies in Postcolonial Perspectives - January 22nd            4:00pm

Mercy Amba Oduyoye speaking on

Ecclesiology in African Women’s Perspective

In Neibuhr Hall

Mercy Amba Oduyoye is a native of Ghana who is a world famous lecturer and theologian.  She has served as Deputy General Secretary of the World Council of Churches in Geneva and was a founder of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians.  She is presently serving as the Founding Director of the Talitha Cumi Centre, an Institute of Women, Religion and Culture located on the campus of Trinity Theological Seminary, Accra, Ghana.  Dr. Oduyoye was a contributor to Inheriting Our Mothers’ Gardens: Feminist Theology in Third World Perspective and serves her church as a Methodist lay woman.   Her books include:  Hearing and Knowing; The Will to Arise: Daughters of Anowa, and Introducing African Women’s Theology.

A reception will follow in the Common Room
NOTE BENE -- Instead of hosting the scheduled Dean's Tea on Thursday,
January 22nd, Harry and Jan Attridge will host the Oduyoye Reception
following the lecture.






Exciting internship possibility!

with the

University Chaplain’s Office


·         Work with the Multifaith Council, a lively group of undergraduate students from many different religious traditions, planning a one-day fall retreat and a weekend-long spring retreat, along with monthly dinners around religious topics. 

·         Attend bi-weekly meetings of Yale Religious Ministry (the on-campus group of non-student leaders of religious groups on and near campus); these are opportunities to learn more of ministry with young adults (through meetings about developmental issues, spiritual issues, and campus issues) ministry in higher education (through meetings about various aspects of university life), and ministry at Yale (through meetings with representatives from various departments at Yale). 

·         Participate in the planning of the Service of Music, Silence, and Light, a multifaith service designed for those who are grieving.

·         Help with student groups that need additional support and/or create programs of according to their own interest.  In particular, there is ample opportunity to explore (and enhance!) connections among the Christian ministries on campus.

  • Supervision by and work with experienced chaplains and pastors: 
    • Jerry Streets (University Chaplain)
    • Cynthia Terry (Associate University Chaplain)
    • Sam Slie (Associate Pastor)

Great learning opportunities.  Contact Barbara Blodgett, Director of Supervised Ministries, for more information.



Science and Religion

Ever wondered how your background in physics informs your Biblical Interpretation? Ever wanted to talk about how genetic discoveries might impact theological anthropology? Ever thought about the idea that power point screens might take the place of the pulpit ?

Then you might be glad to hear about the Yale Divinity School Initiative on Science, Religion and Technology.

We are kicking off the semester with two events next Thursday, Jan 22.
1) Student lunch discussion to gather those interested in Science and Religion
12:30-1:20 (Refectory)
2) What's at Stake in the Religion and Science Encounter: A Panel discussion among four professors from across Yale's campus.
Thursday, January 22
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Seabury 100, (under the RSV room)
What's at stake for belief?
     Nihal de Lanerolle, Assoc. Professor of Neurosurgery/Neurobiology;
     Episcopal Chaplain
What's at stake for theory?

     Priyamvada Natarajan, Asst. Professor of Astronomy
What's at stake for (bio)ethics?
    Gene Outka, Dwight Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics
What's at stake for teaching?
    J. Michael McBride, Richard M. Colgate Professor of Chemistry

Questions? Email Sarah.scherschligt@yale.edu


                                                       Palimpsest wants you!
The deadline approaches for submitting to Palimpsest, Yale's new graduate literary and arts magazine. All poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and music are due by Friday, January 16, 2004.
We are interested in work that pushes the disciplinary boundaries of what a literary magazine would typically hold. We strive to reformulate the idea of "the literary magazine" through the cross-fertilization of art, literature, design, theater, music, fashion, and anything else we
can add to the mix. The work published in our magazine will thus appear in a variety of surprising formats, and Palimpsest will accordingly engage in a conversation with itself across a far-sweeping media spectrum. For instance, we envision publishing a poem in printed form
in addition to a video performance of the poet reading her work on our DVD, or a photograph of an architectural model published in tandem with a pop-up rendering of the structure amidst our pages. 
Please see our website, www.yale.edu/palimpsest, for selected works
from the inaugural issue and additional information on how to submit.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Palimpsest is sponsored by the McDougal Center and supported by the
Graduate and Professional Student Senate.
Palimpsest, Yale Literary and Arts Magazine
fax: 203.432.8356 - palimpsest@yale.edu


Music with a North and South American Flare

Internationally acclaimed artists Jose Lezcano, Guitar and Sergio Pallottelli, Flute will appear in Joint concert on Friday January 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. Pal and St. James in  New Haven.  Concertgoers may then join them for dinner with complementary accompaniments provided by Wooster Street restaurants.  Tickets are $5 for students.   The church is located at the corner of Chapel and Olive Streets in New Haven. For more information go to www.stpaulstjames.org


Volunteer Opportunities


   Your donation may save a Annette’s life

 Sunday February 8, 2004

12 P.M. to 5 P.M.

      Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven, CT

 (on the corner of Chapel and Temple Streets)

Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 will be asked to:

*  have a few drops of blood taken from their finger

*  be listed in the National Marrow Donor Program Registry

Annette has cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant.  She is a pharmacist and her husband is a pediatrician at the Hill Health Center.  She has two beautiful children, McAllister and Ben.  Annette is of African American ancestry and doctors have told her that the most likely donor would be someone that matches her ancestry.  To save Annette’s life (&/or someone like her) we need your help.   If you are African American, please come to our screening.  We ask that you also give this flyer to at least 10 eligible people.  Tell them how important they are to Annette, her family, and to others with cancer or serious blood diseases.  We are praying that a thousand people will come.  There is no fee for eligible donors, so all you will need to bring is a generous spirit and a desire to save a life.  (For more info. about donation call 1 (800) 676-4545 or visit www.marrow.org).  PLEASE CALL THE TRINITY PARISH OFFICE AT 624-3101  OR EMAIL US AT: trinity.church@snet.net TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING


          Grieving Youth in Need – You Can Help

The Community Support Services Team at Riverside Educational Academy in New Haven is  looking for a volunteer to help lead a spirituality group for a small group of high school students there who have encountered some severe losses in the past year.   This would require a 2-4 hour commitment each week.  We do not have enough hours to create a full internship but the group
might be a good experience to complement a placement that does not have a youth component.  I am a licensed psychologist on the Clinical Faculty and could provide supervision on group work with these urban adolescents.  Please contact:

Jane Sheppard, Psy.D.
Assistant Clinical
Yale University School
of Medicine
Consultation Center
(203) 789-7645





                                                      Mentoring Opportunity
Thomas's Episcopal Day School (on Whitney Ave.) is looking for Divinity School students who are interested in spending one hour per week mentoring elementary-age students.  The mentoring involves helping with homework and giving extra academic help.  Most important, though, is the formation of enriching relationships.  The students
targeted for the mentoring program are in an after-school program from 3-5 pm.  If you would like to work with a child one hour a week (between 3-5 pm M-F), or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Creswell, St. Thomas's seminarian, at
jennifer.creswell@yale.edu or 624-0265


Volunteer Opportunities with Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers

Since 1984 IVCG has provided services to older adults who are frail, isolated, and/or limited in their activities, as well as disabled persons.  The program helps older men and women remain in their homes with dignity as long as possible.  IVCG works with congregations to develop effective caregiving ministries and outreach to members and non-members, putting faith into action.

IVCG is a program of the Interfaith Cooperative Ministries, Inc. in New Haven.  It is one of over 1200 Faith in Action programs in the United States that are provided technical support through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In 2003, the 260 volunteers provided 8950 hours of free services to 371 older people.  Services provided include friendly visiting, assisted grocery shopping, medical transportation and escort, telephone reassurance, help with mail, errands and outings, yard work and light chores and respite for caregivers who care for someone with dementia from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease or strokes and other disabilities.

The Adopt-A-Grandparent visitation program currently involves students from Quinnipiac and Yale Universities.

Please call the Rev.Barbara Barlok, Executive Director, for more information – 230-8994.




                                           Wippell’s is coming (Again!)
Are you going to need clerical and/or liturgical attire later this year?  Clerical shirts in time for your ordination?  An alb or cassock for field work next fall?  A representative from J. Wippell & Co., Ltd. will be in the Common Room on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 with an array of fine clerical and liturgical clothing.  Come and see.  Come and get measured so you can order later.  Come and pick out things you'd like to receive as graduation gifts from friends and family (you can register your choices and make their shopping easy!).  Questions?  Contact Jill Beimdiek (jill.beimdiek@yale.edu).


Job Opportunity with Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers

Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator for 20 hours/week.  The Coordinator responds to requests for volunteer assistance by matching them with an appropriate volunteer.  The Coordinator is responsible for recruitment, training and support of volunteers in the community and at area universities.  Accurate record keeping of volunteers, recipients, and services provided is crucial. 

Since 1984 IVCG has provided services to older adults who are frail, isolated, and/or limited in their activities, as well as disabled persons.  The program helps older men and women remain in their homes with dignity as long as possible.  IVCG works with congregations to develop effective caregiving ministries and outreach to members and non-members, putting faith into action.

IVCG is a program of the Interfaith Cooperative Ministries, Inc. in New Haven.  It is one of over 1200 Faith in Action programs in the United States that are provided technical support through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Adopt-A-Grandparent visitation program currently involves students from Quinnipiac and Yale Universities.

Please call the Rev.Barbara Barlok, Executive Director, for more information – 230-8994.





For Sale:  Two kitchen chairs, one maple, one walnut. $15.00 each.  Call 203-481-5802


































www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc   432-5319      ministry.resource.center@yale.edu

at the Circulation Desk in the Library, take a right and a left

Staff available 10-3 weekdays



Come to the Center, Wed. Jan. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. for a workshop on Adult Education for Lent and see all the manageable and high quality possibilities on world issues, social justice, prayer, Bible, lay ministries.  There are videos and DVDs on these themes, posters for setting the atmosphere, maps, and costumes (should you have a dramatic urge!)


Church Administration resources that will help you lead more faithfully can be found in Stewardship, Leadership, Congregational Care, Pastoral Care, Conflict Management, Urban, Rural, Small Church, Mission shelves in the Center.


Upcoming workshops:

Exploring Confirmation Ministry, Jan. 27

Bible Study that Links Scripture and Our Experience, Feb. 2

Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc., Feb. 20

If you need them sooner or at a different time, tell us and we repeat them.

as is” or adapted to your situation.  Some are related to the lectionary.  Some are for special events.  Come get some more ideas for your own setting and leadership style.  Look on the Worship shelves.


Searching for resources on social justice specific to your denomination???  Come in and ask Carolyn to lead you through Internet options that are up to date and that can be used for your specific congregation.


Some shelf subjects you might not realize we have:


Men          Ecology      Music (books, cds, tapes, cd-roms)


Drama      Women     Dance         Interfaith Dialogue


Mental Health       Ethics      Multicultural


Funerals     Prison ministry 

And if we don’t have what is needed, we will get it!  Your questions access our detective skills!