March 27 – April 2, 2005


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 callista.brown@yale.edu with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be made!!  The right to edit is reserved. Thank you! –Callista Brown Isabelle, Editor



From the Office of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs:





To:         YDS Faculty and students

From:   Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Date:     March 24, 2005

Re:         Deadlines


Due Date

All work for the second semester is due by the end of the semester,

Friday, May 6, unless the instructor specifies an earlier date.



1.    In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension of time beyond the end of the semester, but no extension can be given beyond Thursday, June 30. 


2.    No work from  the second semester can be accepted by a faculty

        member after that date.


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Academic Deadlines, continued:


Additional Extensions

1     A student may appeal to the Professional Studies Committee for an additional extension.  Such an appeal must be made in writing before June 30 on a form provided by the Registrar’s office. 


2.    Extensions will be considered by the Committee only in exceptional circumstances, such as those indicated above.




         The schedule of dates, deadlines, and extensions, as published by the Divinity School, applies to all courses to be credited towards a Divinity School degree, regardless of University department in which they are taken.









Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship: The Two Brothers Fellowship (YDS Bulletin, p. 122), which is designated for support of biblical or archaeological study in Israel or Jerusalem, when possible.  One or more substantial awards will be made for the summer of 2005, with preference given to students who have a clear interest in doing advanced work in their proposed course of study. Include the following information in your application:


1. Your name.

2. Address and e-mail address.

3. Proposed course of study.

4. Estimated budget.

5. Name of faculty member who might be contacted regarding the student’s work in Bible








Each year the faculty awards three graduate fellowships (the Day, Hooker, and Dwight Fellowships) to those members of the graduating class who have completed at least two years of residency at Yale Divinity School, have acquired such proficiency in theological studies as best to qualify them for doctoral work, and who have been admitted to a doctoral program in this country or elsewhere.  The grants have varied in size from one thousand to thirty-five hundred dollars.


Applications are available in Dean Wilson’s Office, Seabury first floor, and should be returned to Grace Chao, Room N122, no later than April 15, 2005.








From the Registrar's Office: 

Attention degree students not graduating in May: forms have been sent to you campus mail boxes requesting information on your plans for returning or not returning next year.  Forms are due April 1.

Attention degree students
graduating in May:  University Commencement information has been sent to your campus mailbox.  Information includes cap and gown orders and checking the name that will appear on your diploma.


Applications for Summer Elementary Biblical Hebrew and Elementary N.T. Greek

are now available.  The applications can be downloaded from the Divinity website at

Summerterm 2005 or under Current Students, Registrar, On-line Resources.  

There are also copies available at the Registrar's office.






Marquand Chapel


Please join us this week for the following services at 10:30 a.m.:



                        Monday, March 28: graduating student Andie Wigodsky will preach.

                        Monday, March 28 at
7:00 p.m.: please join us for our annual Easter
                        Rejoicing service
beginning in four different locations—the Berkeley
                        Prayer Chapel (on the Quad), the Organ Studio, the Nouwen Prayer Chapel
                        (in the library), and the Commuter Lounge.

                        Tuesday, March 29: TBA.

                        Wednesday, March 30: a new service of sung morning prayer begins!

                        Thursday, March 31: Professor Jeremy Hultin will preach, and the gospel
                        choir will perform.
                        Friday, April 1: the chapel team presents a special April Fools Day
                        Eucharist.  No joke!  All who gather for worship are welcome at the
                        communion table in Marquand Chapel.





Final Exam Schedule

Spring Semester 2005



Monday, May 2


9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (J. Collins)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 600


Latourette S223


Rel. 600


Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (H. Attridge)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 601


Latourette S223


Rel. 601


Great Hall/ISM

Tuesday, May 3


9-12 noon

Rel. 678

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (V. Hoffer)

Bushnell S100

11-12 noon

Rel. 700

Hist. Western Xnity: 1200-1600 (R. Rittgers)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 684

Greek Exegesis:  Acts of Apostles (J. Hultin)

Bushnell S100


Wednesday, May 4


9-12 noon

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (S. Berg)

Bushnell S200

2–5 p.m.

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (M. Neujahr)

Bushnell S200


Thursday, May 5


9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (S. Jones)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726


Bushnell S200


Rel. 726


Latourette S223

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 654

History 1st Century Palestine (J. Hultin)

Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 797

Eucharistic Prayers/Theology (B. Spinks)

Bushnell S100


Friday, May 6


9-12 noon

Rel. 619

Patristic Greek (C. Beeley)

Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 665

Apostle Paul (J. Gundry-Volf)

Bushnell S200











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BTFO Orientation begins, 9 AM

BTFO Orientation ends

On-line registration begins, 9 AM

Opening Convocation, 4 PM

Fall classes begin



On-line registration ends, 4 PM

Last day for: rebate, downtown course permission, add/drop course without charge, approval of reading course

Faculty meeting, 4 PM

Last day for approval of credit/no credit

BPO meeting, 4 PM

Last day to add a course

Fall Faculty Dinner

Fall Faculty Retreat



Faculty forum, 4 PM

Reading period begins, 6 PM

Convocation begins

Convocation ends

Reading period ends, 8:30 AM

Faculty meeting 4 PM

Last day to drop a course

BPO meeting, 4 PM



Faculty meeting 4:00 PM

Visitation Day

Advising period begins

BPO meeting, 4:00 PM

Advising period ends

Reading period begins, 6 PM

Reading period ends, 6 PM

Thanksgiving recess begins, 6 PM

Thanksgiving recess ends, 8:30 AM 

Classes resume, 8:30 AM 

Faculty Forum, 4 PM




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Reading period begins

Advent Service, Marquand Chapel, 7PM

Reading period ends, 9:00 AM

Final exams begin, 9:00 AM

BPO meeting, 4:00 PM

Exams end/Semester ends, 6 PM

All course work due



Grades due for Fall 2005

Spring classes begin, 8:30 AM

On-line registration begins, 9 AM

Martin Luther King Day.  No classes

Faculty Meeting, 4 PM

On-line registration ends, 4 PM

Last day for: rebate, downtown course permission, add/drop course without charge, approval of reading course

Last day for approval of credit/no credit BPO meeting, 4 PM

Last day to add a course



Reading period begins, 6 PM

Faculty Forum, 4 PM

Reading period ends, 8:30 AM

Faculty meeting, 4 PM

BPO meeting

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Spring recess begins, 6 PM

Spring recess ends, 8:30 AM

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Faculty meeting, 4PM

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Faculty Forum. 4 PM

Advising period begins

Admissions Open House

Good Friday.  No classes

Easter Rejoicing.  Marquand Chapel


Faculty meeting, 4 PM

Advising period ends

Martin Luther King Day Classes 


Good Friday classes rescheduled

BPO meeting, 4 PM

Reading period begins, 6 PM



Reading period ends, 9 AM

Exams begin, 9 AM

Faculty Meeting, 2 PM

Exams end/Semester ends, 6 PM

Senior grades due for Spring 2006

Faculty meeting, 2 PM

BPO meeting

YDS Commencement Service, 4 PM

University and YDS Commencement

All other grades due for Spring 2006












Summer Opportunities

It’s not too early to plan for summer! Check out these opportunities, updated weekly:



Summer Work / Living Opportunity: My father-in-law recently lost his wife of 60 years.  He's still working 8 - 6 each weekday.  He is however unfamiliar with cooking and we are concerned about his being alone at night.  We are looking for an interested and trustworthy person to do the following for my father-in-law: In exchange for rent: 1) sleep at the house; 2) prepare breakfast & dinner and on Saturday and Sunday occasionally lunch might be included; and 3) because he cannot drive at night any longer, drive him to his office in downtown New Haven in the morning and pick him up in the evening. He lives in a beautiful home in Woodbridge and the person would be assured quiet and privacy.  This person would be available all day to attend classes and or work. If interested contact me by phone or e-mail: Sheila F. Taylor, 203-287-4327 (office), st1813@ctmail.sbc.com.


For more summer opportunities, see past issues of the Q Source (http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html)

or consult the Summer Opportunities notebook outside of the Dean of Students’ Office.




From the Dean of Students



BTFO Coordinators 2005:
Dear All,
      The planning and leading of Before the Fall Orientation (BTFO) for new students is served by two student Coordinators, selected at this time of the year for service during the summer months.  The Coordinators serve the
Divinity School and the entering class of new students as organizers of the entire BTFO program, scheduled this year for August 23rd to 26th.  The work of BTFO Coordinator is a paid position, offering $3,000 in total income for the entire project.  The hours are flexible and the schedule is variable over the course of the project, but the two Coordinators should anticipate the following workload:  some work now before the summer break begins; work on campus throughout the summer (mostly part-time but some full-time, with time for vacations);  work throughout the BTFO program
itself;  and some work wrapping up loose ends after the new semester begins. If you are interested in serving as a BTFO Coordinator for 2005, please indicate your interest to me by the end of the day on Sunday, April 3rd.  A simple email message will suffice for indicating your interest.  I will acknowledge your message with a reply, so please verify that your message was received by checking for my reply.  Interviews will be conducted for all interested persons over the following week (April 4th to 8th) by a committee of students, faculty, and staff.       For more information about the work of the Coordinators, please feel free to contact BTFO 2004 Coordinators Callista Brown Isabelle (callista.brown@yale.edu) and Nancy Boldt McLaren (nancy.boldt@yale.edu), or me.  One opportunity for speaking with Callista and Nancy is Wednesday, March 30th, from
12:30pm to 1:30pm, in the Common Room, where they will sit together to talk with anyone interested in BTFO 2005.                      


Many Thanks,                                                                           

Dale Peterson, Dean of Students

From the Dean of Students, continued:


Senior Class Officers (Class of 2005)

Dear Senior Class,


Congratulations, Class of 2005!  Amazingly, gratefully, and with mixed emotions, we are only two months away from Commencement Weekend and the joyous completion of your degree programs.  I know there is much to be done between now and then academically, professionally, and personally, so please know of my prayers and good wishes for you all.  I look forward to sharing Commencement with you on May 22nd and 23rd, as you are graduated from the Divinity School and Yale University.


Each graduating class selects a group of officers to serve several immediate functions and one future function.  It is time to select those officers.  The three officers are President, Vice-President, and Secretary.  The immediate functions are four:  1)  leading the class to select a preacher for Commencement Worship, and both a preacher and a celebrant for Commencement Communion,  2)  helping to plan the Commencement Worship and Commencement Communion services,  3)  supporting
the Class Agents in their work on behalf of class gifts to the Divinity School (the Class Agents are appointed by the Offices of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs), and  4)  providing leadership during the Commencement ceremonies themselves.  The future function is one:  facilitating communication and reunion planning among class members as a distinct alumni/ae group of the school in the years after graduation.


Nominations for class officers may be submitted to me throughout this week.  The deadline for nominations is the end of the day on Sunday, April 3rd.  Please have the agreement of the person you are nominating before submitting their name.  Nominations should be sent to me via email at dale.peterson@yale.edu with the subject line "Senior Class Officers."  I will acknowledge each nomination with a message of reply, so please verify that I received your nomination.  If an election is
required to choose officers from among a group of nominees, the election will be held at the beginning of the following week (April 4th to 8th).  Please note that all class members are included in this email
message, including those who completed their work in December.


Many thanks to you all.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.  In the meantime, Godspeed and abundant mercies for you and all that fills your lives in these days of completion and
transition.  With much love and gratitude for you all.


Dale Peterson
Dean of Students






Theology of Hospitality hosts a global lecture on: Contradictions between Church Teachings and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Monday, March 28th, 1:30 p.m. RSV Room. Featuring Dr. Sr. Therese Tinkasiimire, a PhD graduate of Gonzaga University and Lecturer and former Head of the Department of Religious Studies at Makerere University, Uganda; Kate M. Ott, a PhD candidate at Union Theological Seminary in New York, writing on adolescent health, sexual ethics, and religious education initiatives; and Dr. Isabel Apawo Phiri, the current Coordinator of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, Professor of African Theology at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and Director of the Centre for Constructive Theology. Sponsored with the Yale University Research Affiliate Program and the YDS Women's Initiative.


The Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology lecture series presents "Darwin, Ethics, and Theology":   John Haught, Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, Wednesday, March 30,

8-9 pm in Niebuhr Hall. Prof. Haught works primarily with systematic theology, with particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, ecology, and religion. He is the author of many books including God After Darwin and Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation. He also recently established the Georgetown Center for the Study of Science and Religion. All are welcome to attend the public lecture. Prof. Haught will also be participating in an afternoon discussion time. This time is more informal and includes plenty of time for questions. This discussion will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. at 87 Trumbull St. in the IBP Seminar Room.


Pastoral Care Practicum at the United States Air Force Academy (July 19-27)


Intrigued by sleeping in a big green tent, waking to an early morning bugle and providing pastoral care to cadets at the Air Force Academy?  From July 19-27 Prof. Kristen Leslie will accompany six YDS students to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where they will join with the Air Force Chaplains to provide pastoral care to 1400 basics entering the Air Force Academy.  Our work will have two components: to help the Chaplains assess and improved their pastoral care offerings and to provide pastoral care to cadets going through Basic Training.


Minimum Requirements for participation:

·        One Pastoral Care course (that included role-plays) or a master’s degree in counseling

·        One unit of CPE

·        Proof of health insurance

·        Willingness to have name submitted for security check

·        Some physical agility, including ability to sleep on a cot.

·        Attend 10 hours of evening classes the week of July 11

·        Be available to travel to Colorado Springs from July 19-27

·        Written applications should include a copy of your CPE final evaluation, proof of health insurance, list of pastoral care/ counseling courses taken, and your reasons for wanting to participate in this pastoral care immersion experience.  Submit all application materials by April 9 to Kristen Leslie (Stuart 131).  Decisions made by April 20.


Want to know more?  Attend an information session on March 31 from 12 noon- 1:00 in Niebuhr Hall lead by Kristen Leslie and students who participated last summer.

On-Campus, cont.



Patristic Christology Discussion:  Professor Brian Daley, SJ of the University of Notre Dame will discuss his forthcoming book on patristic Christology on Thursday, March 31st from 12:30 to 1:20 in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room. Bring your own lunch; all are welcome. Questions: christopher.beeley@yale.edu.


The Yale Center for Faith & Culture is pleased to announce that it is hosting the annual consultation for the Coalition for Ministry in Daily Life (CMDL) group on April 1-3 at YDS. CMDL was launched more than a decade ago by retired Bethlehem Steel executive, William Diehl (best-selling author of The Monday Connection: On Being an Authentic Christian in a Monday-Friday World). The goal of the annual consultation is to share ideas and resources about how faith works in all spheres of daily life, with particular attention this year to the workplace. Our very own Miroslav Volf will be one of the featured speakers.  If you thrive on interdisciplinary conversations about tough questions that crop up in day-to-day life, this consultation is for you. We'll have a wide range of lay leaders, businesspeople, clergy, and academics in attendance. If prior consultations are any indication, you'll be in for a stimulating and invigorating event. You may never think about work in the same way again. The conference is free for Yale Students, but the meals served are not (they are for registered guests).  For more information, please see our website at: www.yale.edu/faith or the page devoted to the conference: www.yale.edu/faith/initiatives/esw_cmdl.html, or stop by our office (S116) and ask Heather Templeton, Lucinda Gall, Chris Jones, or Allison Tichy Brown.



Christian Art in the Time of Augustine: On Friday, April 1, 2005, Annewies van den Hoek and John J. Herrmann, Jr. will be at the Yale Divinity School to give a presentation on the exhibit, Light from the Age of Augustine, currently on display at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven.  The exhibit consists of late antique ceramic ware from North Africa (Tunisia). Annewies van den Hoek is Lecturer in Greek and Latin at the Harvard Divinity SchoolJohn J. Herrmann, Jr., is John F. Cogan, Jr., and Mary L. Cornille Curator of Classical Art at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston.  They are the curators of the exhibit, which was first shown at Harvard. They will be available for informal conversation over lunch in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room from 12:00 to 1:30.  Please bring your lunch.  Beverages and dessert will be provided. The presentation will be in the RSV Conference Room (Bushnell S200) from 1:45 to about 3:15.  Dr. Herrmann will speak about the African Red Slip ware from an archaeological point of view.  Dr. van den Hoek will speak about the imagery that decorates the ceramics and their historical and theological implications. After the presentation, all are invited to go to the Knights of Columbus Museum (1 State Street, New Haven) to see the exhibit with the curators.  Admission to the museum is free, and there is free parking in the garage under the museum.  For more information, contact Professor Adela Collins. All are invited and encouraged to attend.


On-Campus, cont.


Scholarship Available: The Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA) is pleased to announce the CAPFAA Scholarship for the 2005/06 academic year.  This scholarship will be awarded to 7 students for $1,000 each and is NOT renewable. Candidates must be full time students with a federal expected family contribution of less than $5000, 3.5 GPA, active in community service. Not open to international students. In order to be considered, you must submit the 2005/06 CAPFAA Scholarship application, signed by your school’s financial aid officer; enclose all required attachments, including a copy of your academic transcript; and mail your application packet so that it is postmarked by April, 1, 2005.  Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. Contact Doreen Generoso (doreen.generoso@yale.edu) for application and more information.



Yale Divinity School Tenth Annual Book Party: Celebrating publications by YDS Faculty in this academic year. Reception and book signing. Thursday, April 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m., YDS Common Room. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.





Yale/New Haven Area Involvement



University Public Worship: The Church of Christ in Yale. Engaging faith and reason. Battell Chapel,

Old Campus. 11:00 A.M.: University Public Worship with Communion. The Church of Christ in Yale is an open and affirming congregation, United Church of Christ. Church school and childcare; Wheelchair accessible. All are welcome! University Chaplain’s Office: 432-1128.




Book Party for Jerry Streets: Please join as we celebrate the publication of Preaching in the New Millenium, edited by Yale University Chaplain, Frederick J. Streets. Thursday, March 31, 4:00 p.m., Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall Street, New Haven.


Yale/New Haven, cont.



Multifaith Community Service Day, Friday, April 8th.  In connection with the National Days of Interfaith Youth Service, the Yale Multifaith Council and the University Chaplain’s Office invite you to join in an afternoon of Multifaith Community Service! Please join us for this afternoon of both conversation about religious identity and work of community service.   Religiously diverse Yale students will come together, realizing that we all share the common value of service.  While working together in the community, we’ll share about our own religious traditions and learn about others. We will work together in greater New Haven’s homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other social service agencies. Sites include Fellowship Place, Christian Community Action, Children’s Mission of St. Paul & St James Episcopal Church, Branford Soup Kitchen, and others.


Service Day Schedule: April 8th

12:00 noon       Gathering for lunch and conversation (Bingham basement lounge)

1:00-5:00         Work at sites throughout New Haven

5:15                 Closing dinner and conversation (Bingham basement lounge)


Please register by Wednesday, April 6th. Open to all Yale students. Email callista.brown@yale.edu, and please include the following information: name, program/yr, religion, dietary needs, and any particular skills or limitations that we should be aware of when planning work sites. Thank you!




St. Joseph's Tours is leading two pilgrimages to Catholic Shrines this spring:

Sunday, April 10, 2005--Boston and Spencer, MA, Basilica of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Miraculous Shrine, Boston MA, Monastery of Saint Joseph (with gift shop), Spencer MA.
$36.00 includes guided tour and seat on Peter Pan Coach
 Sunday, May 22, 2005--Philadelphia, PA, National Shrine of Saint Rita, Feast Day Mass and blessing of Roses, National Shrine of Saint Katherine Drexel, $46.00 includes guided tour and seat on Peter Pan Coach.

If you are interested in going, please email victoria.gardner@yale.edu.

Note: While these pilgrimages are open to all people of all faiths and denominations, they are directed towards Catholics.  The Rosary and other prayers that are generally dubbed Catholic will be prayed, and Masses will be heard.  But please do not let this stop you from going if you are interested.  It will be a very enlightening and spiritual experience for all.



Conference: "Contemporary American Discourses on Islam: The Politics of Representation." Saturday April 16, 2005, Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Yale University. Pre-Registration through March 31st: $10 (no charge for Yale affiliates). On-site registration: $20. Sponsored by the MSA at Yale, Hartford Seminary, Yale Council on Middle East Studies, Yale NELC Department, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Yale Religious Ministry, Yale Muslims in Medicine, Muslim Legal Studies Assoc, and Asian American Cultural Center. The flyer for the conference can be seen at:





Summer Childcare Needed: YDS faculty member in Hamden looking for in-home childcare provider from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., three days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday), from July 5 to Aug. 30, for two boys aged 11 and 7. Pay up to $50, contingent on experience. Own car preferred. Call 288-4393 or inquire at Rm. 127. Thanks, Ken Minkema.


Christian Education position at First Presbyterian Church, New Haven available for next year. Could begin as early as mid-August or as late as early September. Duties involve coordinating the Sunday morning education programs, and participating in mid-week staff meetings and a monthly committee meeting (about 10-15 hours/week).  There is also the possibility for involvement with the Jr. and Sr. High youth groups. Wages and hours are both negotiable  (I've been very comfortable and satisfied with both this year). To apply, please contact Maria LaSala or Bill Goettler at First Presbyterian (562-5664) and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me, Natalie Wigg Stevenson (natalie.wigg@yale.edu) - I've held the position for this current academic year.


Madison A Better Chance (ABC) Seeks Resident Director(s) and Tutor for 2005-06 academic year.  The Madison ABC Program, which is in its 34th year, is part of a national, non-profit organization that seeks high potential students with limited educational opportunities and offers them a college preparatory education.  The responsibilities of the Resident Director(s) center on supervising the household.  The Director works with the Resident Tutor to create a family setting and a motivating environment for the young scholars to make the most of this experience.  A single person, a couple or a family can serve as Resident Director.  The ideal candidate is a flexible leader and communicator who can draw upon experience in working with adolescents to build a spirit of family unity.  The position offers a 3-room apartment with private bath, available year round, full board and a stipend or benefits.

For more information on these opportunities to work with promising youth and make a difference, please call (203) 245 – 7244 or send your resume to Madison ABC Search Committee, P.O. Box 821, Madison CT 06443.


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Provide Live-in Help in Exchange for Rent: My father-in-law recently lost his wife of 60 years.  

He's still working 8 - 6 each weekday.  He is however unfamiliar with cooking and we are concerned

about his being alone at night.  We are looking for an interested and trustworthy person to do the

following for my father-in-law: In exchange for rent: 1) sleep at the house; 2) prepare breakfast & dinner

and on Saturday and Sunday occasionally lunch might be included; and 3)  because he cannot drive at

night any longer, drive him to his office in downtown New Haven in the morning and pick him up in the
evening. He lives in a beautiful home in
Woodbridge and the person would be assured quiet and privacy.  

This person would be available all day to attend classes and or work. If interested contact me by phone

or e-mail: Sheila F. Taylor, 203-287-4327 (office), st1813@ctmail.sbc.com.

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


Workshops at 12:30 in the Ministry Resource Center.  Just show up!  If date or time isn’t right for you, ask for a repeat:


Video-based Biblical Study Resources for Congregations, Mar. 31


Other workshops you can request that you may have missed:

Adult Education Starting with a New Church Season

Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education,

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

Inviting, Not Signing Up—Participation in the Adult Education,

Adults Exploring Church History in Church Education Groups,

Exploring the Lives of Great Religious Leaders in Adult Education,

Considering the Issues Christians Face in Adult Learning Groups,

Selecting Leaders with Guaranteed Positive Results for Congregations,

Thinking Theologically with Youth,

Exploring Theological Themes with Adults in Congregations,


Getting ready for a job?

 Need to consult about resources, job descriptions, what you should know?  Let’s have a conversation.

We can help you get ready.



You can be a member of the Ministry Resource Center wherever you live and the email, phone and UPS deliveries will help you get the resources you need at any time.   Ask us about membership or look at the website for the membership brochure.


Working with children, youth, camps, CPE, etc. this summer?  We have what you will need for a manageable and resourced experience. 


Resources for helping your congregation explore Ct. and child poverty, death penalty, and other social justice issues that are current in Ct. are available for leading study and action groups.  Ask about them.  Attend the Bioethics event: Improving the Well-being of Our Children, April 8—brochure in Ministry Resource Center for details.