November 7th, 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


Fall Final Exam Schedule 2006

Monday, December 12

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 (Hultin)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 601


Latourette S223


Rel. 601


Bushnell S200

Tuesday, December 13

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

Bushnell S200

9-12 noon

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Lemos)

Bushnell S100

9-12 noon

Rel. 798

Anglican Th/Hist. II: ECUSA/Anglican Church (Britton)

Bushnell S104

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 740

Rel. & Civil Rights Movement (Balmer)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 853

Ritual & Music of Af/Am Worship (Costen)

Great Hall/ISM

Wednesday, December 14

9-12 noon

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry-Volf)

Broholm S202

9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (J. Jones)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726


Latourette S223


Rel. 726


Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 782

Foundations of Xn. Worship (Spinks)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew I (Hoffer)

Bushnell S101


Thursday, December 15

9-12 noon

Rel. 700

History of Xnity (Eire)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 852

Exegesis Black Hymnody, Spirituals, Gospel Songs (Costen)

Great Hall/ISM

Friday, December 16

9-12 noon

Rel. 870

Environmental Ethics (Holmes)


9-12 noon

Rel. 791

UCC Policy (Siladi)

J.E. Dining

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 720

History of Xn. Theol. to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

Advising period:  Although the calendar calls for advising the week of November 7, we will follow the procedure set up last year.  Students will meet with their faculty adviser to discuss their plans for second semester sometime during the week of November 14-18 or November 28-December 2.  Faculty advisers will have information in hand to aid in the conversation. Students should make an appointment with their faculty adviser.  If you are not returning second semester, please let the Registrar know.  On line registration will begin on January 9 and end on January 18.


It's Exegesis Time!  Learn to Use Logos Bible Software.  Attend a hands-on workshop designed for students with little or no knowledge of Hebrew or Greek.  You will learn how to access Logos from YDS Library workstations, to view a passage in parallel versions/translations, to do an English concordance search, and to explore other resources available on Logos.  Sessions are 45 minutes.  All sessions will be held in the YDS Library Computer Room, L107:  No need to sign up, just come!  For more information contact Suzanne Estelle-Holmer, 432-6374 of

v     Tuesday, November 8 at 4:00 pm

v     Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 pm

v     Thursday, November 10 at 12:30 pm


North American Academy of Ecumenists Announces 2006 Essay Contest:  Students in seminaries, theological schools and graduate schools of religion are invited to enter an essay contest sponsored by the North American Academy of Ecumenists.  The essay is to be based on the theme of the next NAAE conference set for September 22-24, 2006:  “The Eucharist: Sign and Source of Unity?”  Web site:  The winning essay writer will receive an award of $250, will attend the 2006 conference of the NAAE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and may be invited to present a précis of the essay.  Registration and travel expenses will be covered by the Academy.


The YDS Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology, Graduate & Faculty Forum announces a Call for Papers!  Works by Yale Students, Faculty, and Staff are Invited.  The Yale Divinity School Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology (IRST) invites Yale graduate students, research affiliates, faculty, and staff to submit papers and/or projects illu­min­ating the encounter of religion with science & technology, for presentation at a Graduate & Faculty Forum on Issues in Religion, Science & Technology.  Deadline for submissions: Nov. 23, 2005.  With presenters’ permission, the papers presented will be made available internationally via the Initiative’s Website at  Unpublished papers, works in progress, and course projects are invited that can be adapted to summary presentation in about 20 minutes, optionally via PowerPoint or other multimedia delivery. In the case of projects that do not include a paper, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words. IRST reaches beyond the Divinity School, inviting participation from across the University.  For more information email


Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa:  The Council on African Studies of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies invites applications for the Summer 2006 Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa competition. The Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa supports grants to graduate and professional students for summer research in order to increase understanding of Africa among Yale students and faculty. One or more fellowships of up to $3,000 will be awarded for summer travel and field work expenses in Africa for relevant research, study projects, internships or conferences (paper presentation at conference required).  Only applications submitted through this database will be accepted in the 2006 competition. For more information, visit the Council on African Studies website at DEADLINE: 4:00pm, Thursday, March 2, 2006. 


On Campus

Monday:              Service of the Word Celebrating the Traditions of the United Church of Christ,

                              Graduating Student Diane Monti-Catania, preaching
Tuesday:              Service of the Word, Graduating Student Jennie Ott, preaching
Wednesday:         Sung Morning Prayer - New Music, Old Forms, continues
Thursday:            Service of the Word, Rev. Cynthia Hale, Luccock Visitor, founder and pastor of the

                              Ray of Hope Christian Church, Decatur, Georgia, preaching
Friday:                Community Eucharist, Thomas Ogletree, Professor of Ethics, preaching and presiding


The Poverty Awareness Initiative, Berkeley Divinity School, and YCSJ are co-sponsoring a series of events next week to raise awareness of poverty. There are guest speakers, panels, and a chapel service, with possibly more events to come.  Look around the school for more information about the speakers and events:

-         Tues., Nov. 8, 7pm, Marquand Chapel: Adam Taylor from Sojourners Magazine will speak on the church’s call to respond to Poverty.  Reception to follow.

-         Wed., Nov. 9, 12:30, Common Room:  Faculty/Student Panel will talk about personal experiences working with Poverty.

-         Wed., Nov. 9, 2:30, Common Room:  Yale World Fellow Paromita Goswami will speak with students about working with Poverty in her home of India.

-         Sat., Nov. 12, 5pm, Marquand Chapel:  Maryetta Anschutz will lead a service celebrating the Church’s response to Poverty with guest Sandra Swan from Episcopal Relief and Development. Reception to follow.


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

PEACEMAKING IN A TIME OF WAR:  This week's YCSJ lunch, TUESDAY, November 8th at 12:30, in the Wood Seminar Room, will feature a discussion of the YDS Peacemaking Initiative led by Canaan Harris and others. Please come to hear Canaan speak about the Peace Initiative here at YDS, and if you want to get involved in discussions about the Iraq war. For more information contact


"DIVORCE, REPROOF AND OTHER SAYINGS IN THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS:  JESUS TRADITIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF QUMRAN AND OTHER TEXTS"  A lecture by Professor Menahem Kister of Hebrew University.  Tuesday November 8, at 5:15 p.m. in Latourette Hall.  This event is Co-sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program and Yale Divinity School.


It's not too late to join the ALL SCHOOL CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE.  We meet every MONDAY at 12:30 in the Jonathan Edwards Diving Room.  The theme to this year's All School Conference is the "Prophetic Voice."  Please contact Martha Korienek ( or Angela Batie ( with any questions.


Jason Richardson Memorial Concert:  Battell Chapel on the Yale University campus will be the setting for a Nov. 12 concert in memory of Jason Richardson'03 M.Div., who died suddenly on Sunday, January 16 during leadership of worship services at his home church, Southern Baptist Church in Harlem.  Proceeds, including sales of a CD of the concert, will go toward the Jason Richardson Memorial Scholarship at Yale Divinity School.  Sponsors of the event are the Yale Black Seminarians and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. The concert and live recording, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., will include music by many of Richardson's friends, paying tribute to his memory through song.  At the time of his death, Richardson was serving as director of the Marquand Gospel Choir, which will perform at the concert.  Among other individuals and groups scheduled to participate are the Black Church at Yale, Brain Bellamy, Rob Boulter, Gamma Phi Delta Christian 03 MFraternity, Alisha Lola Jones, Cece Jones, Kergyma, Mark Miller, McCall Memorial Mass Choir, Kersten Stevens and the Yale Gospel Choir.  Donations of $10 are requested.  As a Yale Divinity student, Richardson was extremely active, serving as co-pastor of the Black Church at Yale, as a Marquand Chapel minister, and as a member of the Black Seminarians.  Above all, Richardson was a preacher who shared the "good news" not only in the Marquand Chapel pulpit but also from the pulpit of the Southern Baptist Church in Harlem, where he served as youth minister.




The Luccock Visitorship was established in 1963 in memory of Halford E. Luccock, who served as professor in the Divinity School from 1928 to 1953, by gifts from alumni and other friends.  The Luccock Visitor is a person, usually a parish minister, invited to spend several days immersed in the life of the School.  This year we have the privilege of welcoming to our campus The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale on Wednesday and Thursday, November 9th and 10th.  Below are listed venues to meet with her and to hear her preach in Chapel as well as a biographical sketch.  Please join the community in welcoming Dr. Hale. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2005
8:00 am             Breakfast with Yale Black Seminarians
                        Omni Hotel
                        (RSVP -- Alisha Jones)
10:30 am           Attending Chapel and Coffee Hour
12:30 pm           Lunch with Systematic Theology students in Professor J. Jones class
                        Common Room -- Reserved Table
                        (RSVP -- Evelyn Rodriguez)

Thursday, November 10, 2005
9:30 - 10:00       Open
10:30 am           Preaching in Chapel
12:30 pm           Lunch with United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ students
                        Dean's Conference Room
                        (RSVP -- Evelyn Rodriguez)

2:30 - 3:30         Faculty Tea
                        Dean's Residence
                        (RSVP -- Evelyn Rodriguez)

Rev. Cynthia L. Hale, D. Min. Biographical Sketch

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale is the founder and Senior Pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia.  Beginning with only four persons meeting for Bible Study, over 7,500 persons have joined Ray of Hope in the last 19 years.  Ray of Hope has an active membership of 3,500 and an average of 2,000 in worship each Sunday morning.  In 2001, the 700 Club honored the Ray of Hope Christian Church as Church of the Week.  Ray of Hope was also recognized in the book, Excellent Protestant Congregations: Dr. Hale is a native of Roanoke, Virginia.  Her natural talent in music led her to study at Hollins College in Virginia, from which she received her Bachelor of Arts degree.  She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and a Doctorate in Ministry from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.  She holds three Honorary Doctorates of Divinity.  Prior to establishing the Ray of Hope Church, Dr. Hale served as a chaplain for federal correctional facilities in Colorado and North Carolina.  She is the first female to serve in an all male institution.  Dr. Hale has received many honors and awards marking her accomplishments in and contributions to the state of Georgia and beyond.  She was inducted into the African American Biographies Hall of Fame and the Martin Luther King's Board of Preachers, Atlanta, Georgia.  She received honorable mention in Ebony Magazine among "America's 15 Greatest Black Women Preachers."  She is also a recipient of the 1998 Atlanta Gospel Choice "Chosen Award."  Dr. Hale's ministry has been featured in Vital Ministry Magazine, and Upscale Magazine.  Dr. Hale was nominated for the "America's Most-Loved Pastors" Award featured in Gospel Today Magazine.  She has received the 2000 prestigious "Profiles of Prominence Award" from the National Women of Achievement, Inc., the "2000 Gospel Honor Award" an the Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (Dr. Hale's Sorority)) "Outstanding Religious Leader" award.  The Secretary of State recognized Dr. Hale as an "Outstanding Georgia Citizen" and a Goodwill Ambassador from George (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004).  Youth V.I.B.E. awarded her for outstanding contributions to the community in 2003.  Dr. Hale has also appeared on the nationally syndicated program "60 Minutes."               

ISM November Events 

 Monday, Nov 07 | 4:30 PM
ISM Great Hall
Liturgy Symposium
: Harold Miller - The Making of the 2004
Church of Ireland Book of Common Prayer. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

Wednesday, Nov 09 | 12:30 PM
Woolsey Hall
Lunchtime Organ Recital Series: Alistair Nelson

Thursday, Nov 10 | 4:15 PM
Divinity Book Supply
Literature and Spirituality: Marilynne Robinson, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, will read from her work as part of the Yale Literature and Spirituality Series on November 10. The reading, followed by a book-signing and reception, will be held in the Divinity School Common Room at
409 Prospect Street in New Haven at 4:15. The reading is free and open to the public; free parking is available. Event will also be webcast live at

Friday, Nov 11 | 8:30 PM

Marquand Chapel

Shape of Day - multimedia jazz concert by the Ike Sturm Ensemble.  The Yale Institute of Sacred Music will present the Ike Sturm Ensemble in a multimedia jazz concert on Friday, November 11 at 8:30 pm in Marquand Chapel at 409 Prospect Street in New Haven. Integrating jazz and world rhythms in richly textured original music, the New York-based Ike Sturm Ensemble fuses diverse influences into a unified, contemporary style. The unique voices of each of its ten improvising members speak to audiences within a saturated environment of original artwork painted by artist and clarinetist Madeline Sturm to complement the sound and form of the music.


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


Winter apparel (winter coats, sweaters, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, etc.) is needed!!!  As part of a multi-office program geared towards, but not exclusively for, international students & scholars on "Surviving A New England Winter," members of the Yale community are invited to donate gently used winter coats and apparel (scarves, hats, gloves, etc.) for those in need of such clothing.  Members of the Yale community who wish to make a donation can do so before Wednesday, November 9 at OISS, McDougal Center, School of Nursing, School of Medicine or YUHS.  If your department has a large collection to be donated, OISS can arrange to pick it up from your department. Any unused items not distributed through the program will be donated to charity (one of the local shelters).  "Surviving A New England Winter" is co-sponsored by the OISS, the McDougal Center, and YUHS.

“Getting the Donkey Out of the Headlights”:  Please join the Graduate School on Monday, November 7 at 4 p.m. in room HGS211 for a lecture by Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.  Professor Shapiro will discuss "Getting the Donkey Out of the Headlights: An Alternative to the Bush National Security Doctrine."  This is the second lecture in the series In the Company of Scholars, an exceptional event to hear members of our own distinguished faculty. The lecture will conclude with a festive reception in the McDougal Center Common Room.

Distinguished Missions Lectureship: "Understanding the Western Missionary Movement: Developments in a Formative Phase."  November 8-11, 2005.  Tuesday: "Catholics, Puritans, and Pietists: The Springs of the Modern Missionary Movement."  Wednesday: "Prophecy and the Highway in the Wilderness: Jonathan Edwards and the Missionary Significance of Native America."  Thursday: "The History and Geography of Christian Obedience: William Carey and the Idea of Christian Obligation."  Friday: "‘Honour all Men’: The Humanitarian Strand in Early Protestant Missions."   Each one-hour lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. Coffee will be provided. Professor Andrew F. Walls was director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Cross-cultural Process in Christian History (2002). The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. in OMSC Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center.  Coffee will be provided. For lecture details or directions, visit (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.

Judaic Studies Fall Seminar:  It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the fourth meeting of the Judaic Studies fall semester faculty/graduate student seminar.  The Program in Judaic Studies, in cooperation with the Whitney Humanities Center, sponsors this event.  It will take place on Wednesday, November 9, from 12:00 noon until 1:30 PM in Room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center.  Lunch will be provided.  The topic of this semester's seminar is "The History of Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures: Some Aspects."  Gad Freudenthal, Directeur de Recherche, CNRS, Paris and the Fall 2005 Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies/History, will present "Epistemic Pessimism vs. Epistemic Optimism and their Consequences for Science: Maimonides (1137/8-1204) vs. Gersonides (1288-1344)."


I Am Joseph Your Brother: (2000, 59 minutes) An award-winning documentary on Pope John Paul II's historic trip to Jerusalem. At Auburn Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway) Wednesday, November 9th at 5:30 pm for the film screening and 7:00 pm for a panel, discussion, and refreshments.  Come join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most significant landmarks in inter-religious understanding -- Nostra Aetate, the groundbreaking statement of the Catholic Church to recognize the sacred character of other religious traditions. To register email or call 212-662-4315.

Confucius and the Gospels: A Comparative Study of Text and Tradition Growth:  Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 12:00 PM, Room 103, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.  Presented by The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University - China Colloquium Series.  E Bruce Brooks, Research Professor of Chinese and Director, Warring States Project, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Abstract: (1) The usefulness of philology (the close study of texts) will be urged, and (2) its restoration to full partnership with historical investigation in general will be recommended. To register for this even contact (203) 432-3426 or


Anti-Semitism in Camparative Perspective: a new seminar co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP).  This Thursday, November 10, 2005 from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. at The Yale Institution for Social and Policy, 77 Prospect Street, Room A001 (Basement Level).  Featuring: David Hirsh,Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, London.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, visit the web site at or contact Pam Greene: or (203) 432-3052.


More House Lecture:  Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University, is pleased to announce that Rev. Richard Rohr, OFM, the internationally renowned Catholic speaker and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, will deliver the More House Lecture for 2005, on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 4:30 PM.  Fr. Rohr's talk, "Where Do We Find Hope?" will address sources of hope in troubled and uncertain times.  The talk takes place at Saint Thomas More Chapel at 268 Park Street and is free and open to the public.  For more information please contact Susan Liguori (


Honour All Men: The Humanitarian Strand in Early Protestant Missions - Professor Andrew F. Walls was director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Cross-cultural Process in Christian History (2002). The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11.  Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. in OMSC Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. Coffee will be provided. For lecture details or directions, visit (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.


Professor Mark Jordan at UConn-Stanford:  On Tuesday November 15, 2005.  The following events will be held:  Informal discussion on American culture and the idea of a theocracy entitled: "Why Queer Religion Must Be Forgotten" at 3:30 in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).  Also a lecture titled: "Blessing Same-Sex Unions to Save Christian Marriage" at 7:00 p.m. in the Schreiber Reading Room.  Mark Jordan is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion at Emory University.  He is the author of The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology, The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism, The Ethics of Sex, Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech, and most recently Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage.  For directions call 203-251-8400 or check further information on these events, contact Professor Frederick Roden at 203-251-8559 or


How Health Works Out: Healthcare Challenges throughout the Lifecycle: The first session in the “Working Lives: Renegotiating Public and Private” series November 16, 2005.  Panel Discussion 5:30-7:30 preceded by appetizers (5:00) at Rosenfeld Hall, Room 101. This session addresses a variety of health infrastructures and their effectiveness in creating health throughout the lifecycle.  In a global context, health disparities continue to grow often disproportionately affecting women, children and the elderly.  How can burdens of care be managed by addressing issues of access (coverage, cost, location, availability)?  How do current national and global government-provided health systems, funding, and research impact healthy lives? What possibilities exist for reform and what social values play a role in prioritizing future plans?  Brown Bag Discussion to follow on November 17th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at McDougal Center, HGS 119A.  RSVP’S would be appreciated for planning purposes at (203) 432-8847 or


Pastors and Lay Leadership Conference:  “Organizing for Justice:  Reawakening, Reclaiming and Restoring the Village.”  This conference is hosted by Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. February 7-9, 2006 in Jacksonville, FL.  For more information please contact the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (773) 548-6619 or visit our website at or email 


Auburn Continuing Education Programs - Auburn Seminary educates people to meet the challenges of religious and public life through renewing church life and leadership, increasing multi-faith understanding across lines of religious difference, and strengthening theological schools through educational research and consulting. Auburn contributes to and cooperates with the work of other institutions, including congregations, seminaries, colleges, and religious and social agencies. It has a special relationship with Union Theological Seminary in New York, on whose campus it is located.  We hope that you will join us for one or more of the upcoming events at Auburn Seminary!

  • Commemorating 40 Years of Dialogue and Collaboration, Wednesday, November 9, 2005
  • Daylong Seminar, Monday, November 14 or Tuesday, November 15, 2005
  • Spiritual Journeys – Buddhism, An Experiential Approach to Religious Diversity Education
    November 17th, 19th and 22nd, 2005.


A Workshop on Fundamentalism: Political, Religious, and Secular.  It will take place as one of the many workshops within the International Society for the Study of European Ideas conference at the University of Malta. Given the complexity of the concept of Fundamentalism, this workshop invites scholars to offer papers addressing theoretical, conceptual, social, political, and religious issues surrounding the notion of Fundamentalism. Please send paper proposals with a brief abstract to the contact below by December 15, 2005. Electronic submissions are welcomed.  Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, Darville University, Department of Social Sciences and History.  Tel: 937.766.3256 Fax: 937.766.7583 or email


Conference Travel Fund:  The Graduate and Professional Student Senate is now accepting applications to fund student's travel and expenses for conferences that will directly support their professional development. The maximum award will be $500 and can be used to cover flight or other transportation, conference fees, hotel costs, etc.  Completed applications are due on NOVEMBER 18th at 4 pm!!  A few guidelines: the Conference Travel Fund is open to graduate and professional students, though preference will be given to professional students. Graduate students who wish to receive GPSS funding must first apply to the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Conference Travel Fund and be rejected.  Preference will also be given to those students who have been officially accepted by conference organizers to present a poster, paper, or other work.  Please email with any questions.





Calling all readers and writers!   Reviewers wanted!  The Student Book Supply is looking for any student, staff, or faculty member interested in writing a short review (250-500 words) for our periodic newsletter, "Of Books and Things".  If you are interested, contact Kelly Van Andel at with your name, contact info, and your areas of interest.


A Storytelling Performance of The Gospel of Mark.  The Whole Gospel, beginning to end, told from memory by Rev. Bert Marshall.  Find out more:  Plan a great event for your church!  Lectionary Year B (Mark) is almost upon us!  Call 413-243-1033 or 413-634-5799



Spiritual Life


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. Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.


The Methodist Society will be gathering for worship and fellowship throughout the rest of semester and we invite you to join us as often as you are able!  Please join us at the following times:

v     10-Nov  5:30pm fellowship at Holy Grounds, YDS commuter lounge

v     12-Nov  Rockapella Concert in Hartford (for details contact

v     16-Nov 7:30pm worship in the Nouwen Prayer Chapel

v     30-Nov 7:30pm worship in the Nouwen Prayer Chapel

v     8-Dec    Christmas Party!



Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at  

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


  • Advent worship, study, drama resources for any situation.  Come see!
  • Thanksgiving worship planning to do???  We have possibilities to offer.
  • Want to see a variety of music resources, hymnals, Taize, Iona, global music?  We have it!  You borrow it.
  • Videos/DVDs for your weekend viewing pleasure and you’ll think you went to a movie!!!  Come see the variety:  biographies of religious leaders, church history, theological, development of the Bible, archaeology, Sister Wendy, sacraments, etc.  It’s free entertainment!!
  • Leading a Bible study with youth, adults, or children??  We have things to get you started that will make it quicker for the preparation, higher quality because of the variety of learning styles taken into account:  have you seen them?  Ask us.
  • Commuting with CDs or audiocassettes:  on Orbis, go to more limits: Divinity Ministry Resource Centercollection, and keyword search sound recording.  You’ll find a list of over 400 things to listen to as you drive.  Extend your learning time!
  • Papers to write?  Pastoral issues, justice issues, positions of various denominations, worship styles, and any practice of ministry in congregations or social service agencies.
  • Narrative budget-making for congregations?  Ask us for resources or a workshop.
  • Look at research that can guide your youth ministry:  assets research, faith maturing, soul-searching, or exemplary youth ministry.  We’ll show it to you!

Nov. 17, 11 –12          Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research on Exemplary Youth Ministry