September 26th, 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 All submissions must be e-mailed  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. –Kelly J. Stone, Editor


Academic Information




1.      September 9, is the due date for submitting a reading course proposal.


2.      After September 9, approval must be gained from the student’s academic advisor to add or drop a course.  No course can be added after September 21.


3.      After September 9, a fee of $10 will be charged for each course change.


4.      September 14 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.


5.      October 19 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 19 will have a grade of “F” or “NC” automatically recorded.


6.      December 16 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 6.  After February 6, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.



APPLICATION FOR EXTENDED CONCENTRATED M.A.R. PROGRAM.  This program is described on p. 48 of the current catalog.  An application for admission to the extended degree program must include: 1)  Your name, 2) Address and e-mail address, 3) Area of concentration, 4) A statement of the reasons you want to extend your MAR for a third year (up to eighteen hours of work), 5) Names of two faculty members who know your work and are in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.  PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 17, 2005.  Admission decisions will be announced by November 15, 2005.  Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


On Campus

Marquand Chapel Worship 10:30am  All are Welcome!!

HOLY GROUNDS COFFEE SHOP – Stop by for a delicious cup of coffee or tea!  We are open from 2p.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday (we are located in the Commuter Lounge, right next to the mailboxes).  For more information contact


KNITTING GROUP - The YDS Women's Center invites all knitters and those interested in learning to knit to gather for conversation, prayer, and knitting.  Knitting group meets each Monday at 8pm in the Women's Center (Fisher Hall, 2nd floor).  For more information, write to

ROLAND BAINTON LECTURE, 2005 – 2006:  Vatican II:  Did Anything Happen? By The Reverend John O'Malley, S.J.,  Distinguished Professor of Church History at Weston Jesuit School of Theology.  Monday, September 26 at 5:15 pm in the H. Richard Niebuhr Lecture Hall.  Reception will follow.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


FIRST YEARS!  Yeah, we know how it is.  You’ve only just figured out which classes you’re taking and now people are starting to talk about mid-terms?!  It’s hard not to miss whatever life you’ve left behind.  Don’t you wish there were a place to come together and talk about this change in your life?  Well, fret not.  Such a place exists.  The CLC and the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation invite the first year YDS students to participate in a conversation with Prof. Kristen Leslie (the guru of transitions) and other YDS students, which will be followed by small group conversations with peers.  We hope that you will learn about the support that you have within this community, both from YDS and from your peers.  The conversation starts at 5pm in Marquand Chapel on Thursday, September 29th.  Appetizers and drinks will be provided.  The small group discussion will conclude in plenty of time to get to the Community Dinner!  Questions?  Please contact Martha Korienek at or Elizabeth Marie Melchionna at


COMMUNITY DINNER:  Our first YDS community dinner will take place this Thursday Sept. 29th at 6:30 PM in the Common Room! 


FIRST YEAR WOMEN'S GROUP - All first-year women are invited to join a bible study/spiritual support group.  Please join us for fellowship and prayer as you adjust to YDS and work to integrate your faith and studies.   The group meets each Thursday at 8pm in the Women's Center (Fisher Hall, 2nd floor).  For more information, write to


CLERGY GOODS SUPPLER J. WIPPELL AND CO. TO VISIT YDS - Need a cassock alb to wear at your field work parish?  Looking for gift options for some of your seminarian friends?  Clergy goods supplier J. Wippell & Co. will be in the Common Room on Tuesday, October 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Come and take advantage of a seminarian discount!  If you'd like a catalog or additional information, speak with Kate Bryant at or 203-497-9774.


A SACRED TRUST: A Fall Forum on Religion and the Environment. On Tuesday, October 11th, from 4 pm - 9 pm, the Interreligious Eco- Justice Network and Hartford Seminary are hosting a forum on Religion and the Environment. The event will include a keynote speaker, Peter deMenocal - Professor at Columbia University, who will be addressing Global Warming issues; a number of workshop options; a meal together.  Cost is $20 for students.  If you are interested in more information, please see the pamphlet on the Environmental Concerns Committee bulletin board or e-mail


KATRINA BOOK PROJECT:  You are invited to help clergy in Mississippi, who have lost their libraries to Huricane Katrina.  At this time gift cards and books will be helpful to get pastors back on their feet.  If you have extra books appropriate for a pastor's library that you might be willing to donate to this cause, I would be happy to accept them.  If you have books to donate, please bring them to my office by October 7.   If you would prefer to give money, Lisa Huck has set up a jar in the bookstore for that purpose. Money collected will be converted to gift cards from our bookstore that will allow clergy to fill in gaps with desired books.   If you have questions regarding donations, please contact Susan Olson.  Books that are needed: (Bring books to Room N-114):  any bible or foundational text, practical books on youth group programs, Christian education, adult Bible studies, worship resources, sermon collections, music books, literature and poetry books that can be utilized in sermon writing.  


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


The Vatican Beat:  Who is Pope Benedict XVI?  This event is sponsored by St. Thomas More and the Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale University.  This Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 John L. Allen, Jr., Vatican Correspondent, National Catholic Reporter and author of The Rise of Benedict XVI:  The Inside Story of How the Pope was Elected and Where He Will Take the Catholic Church will give a public lecture.  Students are invited to a time for Conversation and Q&A with John L. Allen at 4:30pm (Chaplain’s residence) with a dinner immediately following at 5:45pm (also at the Chaplain’s residence).  A public Lecture will be received at St. Thomas More Chapel (268 Park Street, New Haven) at 7:30pm.  For further information please call (203) 777-5537 or visit


Hot Coffee, Hot Issues:  The Yale World Fellows Program is pleased to announce... The 2005 Hot Coffee, Hot Issues International Affairs Discussion Series. Hot Coffee, Hot Issues is a weekly discussion series on current developments in international affairs led by experts from both inside and outside the Yale community.  Each week, a new topic will be selected from the headlines for Friday's discussion.  Coffee, tea and morning pastries are served at 8:15am and conversation will begin at 8:30am.  If you would like to receive the weekly discussion topic by email, or know someone else who would, please send an email to  


Fall Mission Trip to New York City! October 14-15.  This 24 hour plunge into homelessness is open to all Yale students (undergraduate, graduate and professional).  We will live and serve in the city and have a chance to reflect upon those experiences together.  The trip requires a $15 deposit that will be returned when you show up for the trip.  For more specific information, contact Susan Olson in the University Chaplain's Office (or here at YDS).   Students MUST register by October 4 to participate.  Sponsored by the University Chaplain's Office/ Church of Christ in Yale but open to all students at Yale with no expectation of church participation.



“Toward a New Era for the Church in China:  Some Recent Hopeful Signs”  Dr. Jean-Paul Wiest, director of research at the Beijing Center for Language and Culture, and a research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Religion.  The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2005.  Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m.  Coffee will be provided.  For lecture details or directions, visit (What’s New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.


Worship in Spirit and Truth is a gathering of pastors, church musicians and worship leaders to experience creative worship services and search together for the renewal of the worship in the church.  This Korean Worship and Music Conference will be held in Stony Point, New York, on Oct. 17-19, 2005.  The conference will be conducted mainly in Korean. The ISM will offer a limited number of $300 scholarships to students who would like to attend this conference.  Please contact Martin Jean ( for more information.


Civil Union?  Gay Marriage?  None of the Above?  If you have questions about “Sorting Out the Issue,” Presbyterian Promise invites you to be part of a weekend with Marvin Ellison, October 22-23, 2005.  Rev. Marvin Ellison’s work focuses on the ethical issues relating to sexuality, spirituality, and justice.  His Same-Sex Marriage? A Christian Ethical Analysis explores the issues behind one of the most urgent discussions facing Christians.  For more information, contact Dick Hasbany at or at (203) 777-4579.


Onward Christian Media - According to a recent wave of news stories, the conservative Christian right wields an increasingly powerful media force and is becoming more creative at getting their message out – on television and radio, and in movies, books and magazines.  While some don’t see a cause for alarm, others believe this kind of proselytizing dangerously blurs the lines between politics and religion. Join the conversation. Presenters are Chris Hedges, author, Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America; War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, former correspondent, The New York Times and Jonathan Alter, Senior Editor and Columnist, Newsweek.  This event will be co-presented with New School University’s Media Studies Program on Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at New School University, Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street.  To RSVP: visit, email or call 212-686-5005.






Musician Needed!  Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook, New York is currently between organists, and what this means is an opportunity for those of you who are musicians.   If you can play the piano or organ well, don't already have a Sunday commitment, and would like to make some money, please contact Ian Doescher.  Grace Church can pay you $100 and pay for your travel expenses (by train or car) to Millbrook, which is about 80 miles northwest of New Haven.  Your duties would include playing the piano or organ (hymns and possibly choir accompaniment) for both 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning services. If you are interested or have questions, please e-mail Ian Doescher at  Thank you!


Nursery Care Needed!  First Presbyterian Church of New Haven is in need of someone to provide weekly nursery care from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday mornings.  The pay is $10 per hour.  The kids are fun, the parents are kind and it is a great congregation!  If you are interested please contact Kelly Stone at


Homeschool Assistants Needed:  We are seeking a few homeschool assistants to teach our 13 year old twins (boy and girl) this year (05-06).  We are offering part-time work of anywhere from 8 to 18 hours per week.  The curriculum is easy to follow and the children are bright and eager to learn. We live near the Div School. We hope to begin the week of Sept. 26th. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to me at with your contact information and some information about yourself.


Part-time Youth Group Advisor:  The New Canaan, CT Congregational Church is looking for a part-time advisor for our high-school youth group.  We are seeking energetic and fun people who have experience working with youth and want to help nurture them on their faith journeys.  There are about 100 kids in the group and 6 advisors.  We have weekly meetings on Sunday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and an annual mission trip for a week in February.  Advisors are expected to come early and help prepare for meetings.  It is also our hope that the advisors would strive to create meaningful relationships with the kids and spend time beyond the weekly meetings with the kids.  Compensation for the year is $5,000.  New Canaan is 40 min. from New Haven.  If you are interested please contact Sarah, a recent YDS grad who is now one of the youth ministers at the New Canaan Congregational Church. Her email is or call her at 203-623-9789.


STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITY:   Woman Care-Giver/ Assistant to Yale Staff Person Helen Chillman served as Yale's curator of Slides and Photographs for many, many years, and she continues to work part-time at the Visual Resources Collection (slide library) downtown, where her skill at locating the mis-catalogued and misplaced slide is nothing short of miraculous!  She was recently hospitalized and is now at home on Whitney Avenue, and is looking to hire a woman student to assist her there.  Ideally, someone who could work 10-12 hours a week, perhaps coming 3 days a week or 4, to assist Helen with cooking, cleaning up, laundry, and food shopping.  She does need to eat well, so she will need particular help in getting nourishing and appetizing foods.  This is a paying job.  If interested, please contact Prof. Mary Miller at (


Spiritual Life


Spiritual Direction:  Still interested in spiritual direction through the Annand Program for the coming year?  It is not too late!   Please contact Elizabeth Marie Melchionna at for more information.


University Public Worship at Battell Chapel: An ecumenical worship service of the historic Church of Christ in Yale.  11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Church school/child care provided (beginning September 4) Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.


Berkeley Invites you to the Daily Office: Mondays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite I; 5:45 pm, Evensong; Tuesdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite II; 5:00 pm, Lutheran Vespers (Henri Nouwen Chapel); Wednesdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer, Rite II; 6:00: Community Eucharist (Marquand Chapel); Thursdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite II; 5:45 pm, Evening Prayer; Fridays: 7:30am, Morning Prayer (Enriching Our Worship); 3:15 pm, Evening Prayer.  Unless otherwise noted, all services take place at Berkeley Center, located at the corner of Canner and St. Ronan, and last half an hour, with the exception of the longer Wednesday night Eucharist.  Contact or with any questions. 


Blessing of the Animals:  On Friday, September 30 at 3:15pm at Berkley, you (and your pet) are warmly invited to the Blessing of the Animals!   After a brief service, there will be time for fellowship.  Please bring a snack (for either people or animals) to share.  Drinks provided.    All are welcome. 


Mental Health and Spirituality / Faith Resources:  The National Mental Health Information Center has several resources geared toward helping religious professionals think about the role of faith and spirituality in matters of mental health and addictions.  On-line and (free) print resources are available at and For questions see Kristen Leslie.


Discerning a Call?  The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) administers a program that offers resources to youth and young adults who may be discerning a call to vocational ministry.  The Pastoral Leadership Search Effort (PLSE), pronounced "pulse" is supported in part by four Christian denominations: UCC, United Methodist, PCUSA, and Episcopal.  Find PLSE online at  Online enrollment offers full access to articles, self and congregational assessments, and online community discussion. 




Youth Ministry Workshop, this Thurs. Sept. 29, 1-2 p.m.;   Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry, in the Ministry Resource Center.


We will schedule a workshop for you M-F, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

“On Your Own Schedule”

  • Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry
§         Stewardship Year Round
  • Making and Using a Narrative Budget
§         Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research On Exemplary Youth Ministry
  • Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education
  • Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation
  • Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc.
  • Assessment Tools for Congregations and Youth Ministry
  • Selecting Leaders in Congregations with Guaranteed Good Results


Videos and DVDs on

civil rights,

church history,

denominational identity and polity,

medieval history,


how the Bible developed,


African American music

…all for your weekend viewing pleasure and to accomplish academic goals!