January 16th, 2006

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


On Line Registration­: January 9 at 9:00 am-January 20 until noon


To begin the process check-in on line at

There is open registration between January 9  beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, January 20 until noon.  After you have registered for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty adviser sign it.  Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrar’s Office. Registration forms will not be accepted by the Registrar’s Office without an approved signature.  If your advisor is on leave, you will have to find another faculty member to sign off or you may file a change of adviser form with the Registrar’s Office.  We will be in the Common Room from 9-1, January 9 through January 13 and all other times in the Registrar’s Office, Seabury 1st floor.  All forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by January 20.  Failure to register on time will result in a $25.00 late registration fee.  We will also be updating your ID beginning on January 9!


From the Office of Supervised Ministries: The placement process for 2006-07 Part-time Internships will kick off during the last week of January with a mandatory orientation meeting.  This meeting will be offered twice, on Wednesday 1/25 and Thursday 1/26 in Latourette Hall from 12:30 to 1:20.  If you would like to have an exploratory conversation about internships before then, please make an appointment with Barbara Blodgett.  Otherwise, simply come to one of the orientations, and be prepared to choose sites with which to interview, from among those she has available. You can peruse the sites at This list is still a work-in-progress but will give you a sense of the possibilities.  The website also details the part-time internship program. You will find a sheet in your YDS box explaining the placement process in detail.  This year students will interview with potential supervisors between January 25 and March 10, and placements will be announced on March 13.


On Campus

Marquand Chapel, 10:30am January 16-20:

Monday: No service, Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday: Katya Ouchakof

Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer, with hymns and songs of the Americas, led by Patrick Evans

Thursday: service led by the students of the Isreal-Palestine trip

Friday: Ecumenical community Eucharist, Elizabeth Marie Melchionna will preach, Brian Bellamy will



Annand Program for Spiritual Formation:

First-year students: Interested in the Annand Program and spiritual direction groups but didn't sign up for one in the fall?  It's not too late!  The first two meetings of spiritual direction groups this term will be open to new comers.  Check your course schedules and come visit a group if you are interested.

  • Harriet: Wednesdays 11:15-12:45
  • Bari: Wednesdays 11:15-12:45
  • Jane: Thursdays 3:30-5
  • John: Mondays 11:15-12:45 (not meeting on MLK day)

All meetings are held in the Annand Room just across from the Berkeley offices on the YDS Quad. Questions? contact Elizabeth Marie at Here are some updates about existing spiritual direction groups meeting at the Annand Room:

  • Jane Stickney’s group begins Thursday January 19th at 3:30 pm

Here are some new programs that are beginning:

  • Men’s group forming, first meeting Thursday January 19th at 8:15 am
  • Healing Prayer, first meeting Monday January 23rd  from 11:15-12:45 pm

Students' spouses and partners are cordially invited to the first Annand Spouses/Partners supper of the new term.  Come for food, fellowship, and discussion Thursday January 19th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room, YDS Quad, Room N121. Kim Folts (priest and mother!) will lead the discussion.  Please RSVP to


Rosary Group resumes on Monday, January 16 at the usual time and place (5:30 PM, Nouwen Chapel in the library). In honor of the holiday, we will have a special rosary prayer service for peace and justice. All are welcome!


The Yale Institute of Sacred Music invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Andrea Bieler, Associate Professor of Christian Worship Pacific School of Religion Graduate Theological Union, on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 12:15 PM in Marquand Chapel. Reception to follow in ISM Seminar Room.


Ethics Jr. Faculty Search Candidate Lecture:  Wednesday, January 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Niebuhr Hall "Fatherhood, Feminism, and Family Altruism in Law, Religion, and Ethics," delivered by Dr. M. Christian Green of Harvard Divinity School.  A light reception will follow.  In addition, please welcome Dr. Green at the coffee hour around 11:00 a.m. in the Common Room following the Chapel service.  All are invited.


Curious about Healing Prayer? Here’s a description of the program led by Michele Kinrade:  The group on healing prayer starting in January 2006 will discuss some of the major topics in healing prayer as it is seen in churches today. We will review the history of healing prayer from biblical times to its resurgence in the 20th century. There will be time for discussion and prayer at each session. We will conclude with discussions about how to establish a prayer ministry in a parish and how to grow a prayer team. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Marie at


Knitting group resumes this week.  If you'd like information about learning to knit, email or just stop by any meeting of the knitting group.


The Lutheran Studies Program invites you to join them for weekly Vespers at 5:30 on Tuesdays this semester. Worship is in the Nouwen chapel in the basement of the library. We hope to see many of you there, this week and as the semester progresses!


Spanish Evening Prayer will be offered each Thursday this semester, beginning January 12, from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. at the Berkeley Center at the corner of Canner & St. Ronan Streets near the YDS campus. It is a brief service filled with worship and music designed to help students learn and reinforce Spanish skills useful in ministry, academics, travel, and life! You don't have to know Spanish to participate, and English translations of the texts are provided. Come join us!  Questions, contact Paul McLain,


The Yale Center for Faith & Culture is delighted to invited you to a Theology Live series lecture by the renowned theologian and activist Ron Sider.  Dr. Sider's lecture, “How Do We Empower the Poor? Reflections from my Life," will take place Thursday,  January 26, 2006, 12:30 p.m.,  Niebuhr Lecture Hall, Yale Divinity School. His desire is to provoke and encourage conversation with students about how to work through faith and the life of the church to make a difference in relation to the struggles of the poor.  If you wish to prepare for the conversation, please read any of his many works but especially Just Generosity, Churches that Make a Difference, or Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger (Second Edition). Dr. Sider is Professor of Theology at Palmer Seminary (Formerly Eastern Seminary) and Director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy as well as President of Evangelicals for Social Action. Yale Students for Christ are sponsoring Dr. Sider's lecture downtown on Thursday evening.


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


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.


Who is Responsible for World Order?  The Dean and Faculty of Yale law School invite you to the 2005-2006 Sherrill Lecture.  This lecture will be given by John C. Danforth ’63, Former United States Senator and Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations.  Monday, January 23, 2006 at 4:30 p.m (Yale Law School, Room 127).  A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.  Please contact Marianne Dietz at (203) 432-1651 for more information. 


Novelist Debra Magpie Earling (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes) will give a reading on Wednesday, January 25th, at 4:00 pm at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street.  A reception will follow; this event is free and open to the public. For additional information about the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series please contact Nancy Kuhl at 432-2966 or


Auburn Continuing Education Programs

Women's Preaching Academy: Friday through Sunday, January 27 - 29, 2006 (10:00AM - 4:00PM).  This selective, multicultural program is designed to support and improve the preaching skills of women 5to 10 years out of seminary. The Women’s Preaching Academy fosters collegial relationships, while allowing women to work together on one of the core capacities needed for faithful service in congregations.  Women with a proven aptitude for preaching are strongly encouraged to apply for the January 2006 class. Enrollment is limited. For information, please contact Lisa Anderson at


Spiritual Journeys: Islam:  An Experiential Approach to Religious Diversity Training.  In a world where religion is often used as a tool to divide, the Spiritual Journeys program teaches participants how to cross over religious boundaries and build bridges. Participants are invited into eight of New York’s most vibrant religious communities to meet with spiritual leaders, observe rituals and celebrations, and share a meal. In addition to the site visits, participants take part in an in-depth seminar on world religions at Auburn Theological Seminary and a training course on religious diversity conducted by the Temple of Understanding. Over the course of the year Spiritual Journeys raises key issues in inter-religious dialogue, explores religious difference, and illuminates the ways in which religions can work together to counter narrow visions of faith. Please contact Cristian Martinez at (212) 662-4315 to register.  Class dates are as follows:  Seminar Thursday, January 19; Mosque Visit Saturday, January 21; Diversity Training Session; Tuesday, January 24.


Robert Fuller is coming to Yale on February 2, 2006. He's coming to speak about his book, "Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank" and the issue of what he calls "rankism." More info and registration are at  The morning lecture is free; the afternoon workshop has a nominal fee.


Bonhoeffer Film:  The award-winning documentary film BONHOEFFER will be broadcast nationwide on PBS February 6, 2006 at 10 PM Eastern Time (check local listings).  For more information about the film visit


The New Haven Black History Coalition proudly presents the 3rd Annual 2006 2-DAY Celebration at Gateway Community College, Long Wharf Campus. This celebration takes place Friday, January 27, 7-9 PM and Saturday, February 18, 10AM- 8PM. These events are free to the public. For more information, contact Curlena McDonald, (203) 624-3923,


Invitation to bring groups to social justice musical, March 3, 4, and 5. The congregation at the Cheshire United Methodist Church will offer four productions of Lazarus, Bread For The World's musical production on hunger and poverty.  Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian citizen movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.  Proceeds (freewill offerings) from these performances will benefit hunger and poverty on a local level as well as Bread for the World's ongoing endeavors. For times and reservations, please call 203-272-4626 or e-mail Reservations are requested only for large groups.




Handy person needed:  Experienced household maintenance and minor repair worker needed for a handful of projects inside my Cheshire home.  Jobs will include tasks like small sheet rock repair, painting, door hanging.  Can pay either by the hour or by the job, as negotiated.  If you have relevant experience, desire a handful of odd jobs that you can schedule at your convenience through the winter and into the spring, and have a car, contact Wes Avram at 432-9588 or


Are you presenting your work at a conference or performing and need funds to cover travel and other expenses? The GPSS Conference Travel Fund (CTF) was created to help defray the costs of such endeavors. Graduate and professional students may apply to the CTF to cover travel and expenses for conferences that will directly support their professional development. The maximum award is $500 and can be used to cover the flight or other transportation, conference fees, hotel costs, etc. The CTF is open to ALL graduate and professional students. Please email for an application or if you have any questions. Completed applications are due on February 17th at 5 pm!! Late applications will not be accepted!!


Planning on working after graduation? Not yet on the jobs list? To sign up to get notice of any vacancies advertised through YDS, send an email to Tell me your druthers: a) ordained jobs only b) non-ordained jobs only or c) all jobs. Also, a list for Roman Catholics only exists.  If you'd like to be on that list in addition to one of the above three, let me know (the Roman Catholic list is for jobs open only to practicing Catholics).


Senior MDivs heading to pastory types of things: If you would like a CD made of your preaching prowess, please talk with Susan Olson to set up a time.  She has the materials to record it digitally for you. Some churches will ask for such a CD in their consideration of your application. The best time to make these things is now, before you're asked to provide one --committees don't often give a lot of notice.--


Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice is a four day conference, March 10-13, all about ecumenical cooperation in policy advocacy and plans to save the world. This year's theme is "Challenging Disparity: The Promise of God - The Power of Solidarity."  Come to Washington, DC over Spring Break and learn about being a policy advocate and then make a visit to your Congress person's office to advocate on your issue!  Check out the conference website at Seminarians and young adults are especially welcome, so if you're interested, contact Sara Critchfield in the Washington, DC office of the UCC to find about scholarship availability.  You can email her at or call at (202) 543-1517.


If you would like to play basketball this winter, please email Adam Rutledge ( and let him know which team you are interested in.  There are three teams: a competitive team, a recreational team, and a co-rec team.


For information about the Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship 2006 for Graduate and Professional students, please visit  Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2006, to the Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, 433 Temple Street, 2nd Floor.  No extensions.


Calling all Women who love to Sing! Sacramental Winers Auditions: If you are interested in trying out for the Winers, auditions will be held Wednesday over lunch. Please contact Tamara ( to set up a time.


Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at  

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


Lenten study leaders guides on prayer, Bible study, spirituality, ethics, global issues, theology


Videos for your education/entertainment and for upcoming programming ministries:

·        Videos on notable African Americans: James Lawson, Bernice J. Reagon, Andrew Young, Gwendolyn Z. Simmons, Rosa Parks, and more!

·        This Far By Faith: African-American Spiritual Journey

·        Eyes on the Prize

·        The Shadow of Hate: A History of Intolerance in America

·        Well Into Your Future: Mental Health and Aging series includes these DVDs: Depression: Not a Normal Part of Aging, Maintaining Mental Health, Alzheimers and Dementia: Caring for the Caregiver


Workshop Jan. 24, 12-1: Ways to Include Children and Youth in the Principal Worship Service of the Congregation

 “On your schedule”:  Tell us your preferred time 10-3, weekdays, for these workshops:

·        Involving New Audiences in Adult Faith Nurture Groups

·        Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry

·        Ways to Include Children and Youth in the Principal Worship Service of the Congregation

·        Making and Using a Narrative Budget

·        Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research On Exemplary Youth Ministry

·        Talking Together as Christians About Tough Social Issues

·        Identifying Characteristics Needed in Adults in Youth Ministry Leadership based on ”Exemplary Youth Ministry” Research

·        Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education

·        Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation

·        Leading Bible Study in Congregations with the Tools of Study: Bible Dictionaries, Study Bibles,   

·        Concordances, Translations

·        Assessment Tools for Congregations and Youth Ministry

·        Selecting Leaders in Congregations with Guaranteed Good Results