Schedule

Monday, October 16, 2017

TBA

TBA


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer with Eucharist
St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

YDS Dean’s Advisory Council Meetings  Niebuhr Hall

8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting
Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Berkeley Divinity School Board Committee Meetings
Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

Noon

Berkeley Graduate Society Luncheon  Common Room

1:30 p.m.

Pitt Lecture  Marquand Chapel
Presenter: The Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews, Christchurch New Zealand

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Berkeley Board of Trustees and Graduate Society Meeting

5:00 p.m.

Evensong and Presentation of Honorary Degrees – Marquand Chapel
Reception to follow in Common Room.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer with Eucharist 
St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Coffee – Refectory***
Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory from 8:00am – 3:00pm. 

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Berkeley Divinity School Board Committee Meetings

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Reunion Gatherings

  • Class of 1957 (60th Reunion)
  • Class of 1962 (55th Reunion)
  • Class of 1967 (50th Reunion)  
  • Classes of 1976, 1977, 1978 (70s Cluster)
  • Class of 1992 (25th Reunion)  
  • Class of 1996, 1997, 1998 (90’s Cluster)
  • Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 (2000’s Cluster)
  • Classes of 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Recent Grads)

10:00 a.m.

Faculty Conversation  Joy: 100 Poems – Christian Wiman   Niebuhr Hall

An anthology that brings together one hundred of the most evocative modern poems on joy. 

Presenter: Christian Wiman, Senior Lecturer in Religion and Literature

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 YDS Alumni Board Meeting  RSV

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Alumni Luncheon with Dean Gregory E. Sterling  Common Room

  • Class of 1957 (60th Reunion)
  • Class of 1962 (55th Reunion)
  • Class of 1967 (50th Reunion)
  • Classes of 1976, 1977, 1978 (70s Cluster)
  • Class of 1992 (25th Reunion)
  • Class of 1996, 1997, 1998 (90’s Cluster)
  • Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 (2000’s Cluster)
  • Classes of 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Recent Grads)

1:30 p.m.

YDS and the Reformation–Bruce Gordon, Titus Street
Professor of Ecclesiastical History
, Niebuhr Hall
Beginning with the founding of the Chair of Ecclesiastical History at Yale University Divinity School in the 1870s, its holders, including Williston Walker, Roland Bainton, and Jaroslav Pelikan, were deeply engaged with the Reformation. For 2017, we shall consider their visions of the past and look to new ways of understanding an event that formed the modern world.

Presenter: Bruce Gordon is the Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History; his research and teaching focus on European religious cultures of the late-medieval and early modern periods, with a particular interest in the Reformation and its reception.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Meet the Bishop Who Sparked a Revolution: Laszlo Tokes–A Conversation with Bishop Laszlo Tokes & Miroslav Volf

Presenters: Bishop Laszlo Tokes is currently a member of the European Parliament, chairman of the human rights commission; former Nobel Peace prize nominee (1989) and winner of the Reagan-Truman medal of Freedom award in 2004. He is affiliated with the Hungarian Reformed church in Romania. Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology, and Founding Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture.

3:45 p.m.

Faculty Robing

4:00 p.m.

Opening Convocation – Marquand Chapel
Beecher Lectures: Title TBA
Beecher Lecture I:
Speaker: Allan Boesak, Christian Theological Seminary
Introduction: Dean Gregory E. Sterling

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Beecher Lecture Reception – Common Room

6:00 p.m. Class of 1967 Memorial Service  Marquand Chapel

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Community Dinner – Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect Street, New Haven

7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

An Evening with TBA - Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven; for tickets call the Shubert Box Office at 203-562-5666 or 1-800-745-3000 and use the code “DIV 17” to receive a 10% discount. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Christian Community Action in New Haven.

8:30 p.m.

Redemption Songs: A Concert featuring John Kilzer

On a path from rock star to prisoner to ordained minister, John Kilzer uses song and story to show how God still moves in mysterious ways.

Marquand Chapel; Admission is free. 


Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:00 a.m.

Eccentric Existence 5k Run/Walk
Course begins at main YDS entrance next to the YDS parking lot, 409 Prospect Street.
Contact Kurt Shaffert ‘05 M.Div. to RSVP @ kurt.shaffert@aya.yale.edu; registration is free.

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Coffee – Refectory***

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory from 8:00am - 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer with Eucharist
St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

8:30 a.m.

Faculty Conversation – This is My Body: Black Womanist Christology in Perspective

Eboni Marshall Turman, Assistant Professor of Theology and African American Religion. 

9:30 a.m.

WorshipMarquand Chapel

Preacher Ginger Gaines-Cirelli ’96 M.Div., Senior Pastor of the Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. 

10:30 a.m.

Beecher Lectures: TITLE  TBA– Marquand Chapel
Beecher Lecture II:
Speaker: Allan Boesak, Christian Theological Seminary
Introduction:

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Community Lunch – Common Room

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Doing Well & Doing Good: A Conversation about how Life Income Programs, Bequest Strategies and Other Planned Giving Opportunities Benefit You, Your Family and Yale Divinity School. - RSV
Lunch will be provided. RSVP to michelle.gall@yale.edu
Presenter: Mary Beth Congdon, Deputy Director of Planned Giving

1:00 p.m.

YDS Women in Ministry Latourette
A conversation with alumnae from different eras about their respective ministries.

Presenters include: Ginger Gaines-Cirelli ’96 M.Div., Senior Pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.; Emily Scott ’06 M.Div., Founding Pastor of St. Lydia’s, a Dinner Church in Brooklyn. Kaji Spellman Dousa ’06 M.Div., Senior Minister of Park Avenue Christian Church.

Moderator: Maria LaSala, Director of Congregational Ministry

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Things You May Not Know about YDS: A Touch of YDS History – Niebuhr Hall  Jim Hackney, ‘79 M.A.R.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ISM Kavanagh Lecture – ISM Great Hall
Title: Preaching in an Age of Disaffiliation: Respecting Dissent while Keeping the Faith
Speaker: Edward Foley, Capuchin Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality and Professor of Liturgy and Music, Catholic Theological Union

2:30 p.m.

Coffee and Light Refreshments  Refectory

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

State of the School Address by Dean Gregory E. Sterling and Annual General Meeting of Alumni – Niebuhr Hall

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

YDS Black Alumni and Students Reception  Day Missions Library

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Marquand Society Reception  Location TBA

This reception is by invitation to Marquand Society members and special guests. Marquand Society members contribute $5,000 or more to the Yale Divinity School Annual Fund each year.

6:30 p.m.

Convocation Dinner and Alumni Awards Presentation  YDS Refectory
A celebration of our reunion classes and presentation of the 2017 Alumni Awards; the event is open to all and will be followed by dancing to everything from current hits to Big Band classics; registration required.

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service: TBA

Award Recipients:
Lux et Veritas:
Distinction in Congregational Ministry:
Distinction in Theological Education:
Wm. Sloane Coffin ’56 Award for Peace and Justice:


Friday, October 20, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Coffee – Refectory***

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory from 8:00am - 3:00pm.

8:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer with Eucharist
St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

8:30 a.m.

Faculty Conversation – Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism – Kathryn Tanner  Niebuhr Hall

Kathryn Tanner, Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology

9:30 a.m.

Sung Morning Worship Marquand Chapel

This service will take the form of a tradition unique to Marquand Chapel. Many Christian denominations – liturgical, gospel, charismatic, pietistic and more—have services that are almost entirely sung from start to finish. In Marquand, every week one service is almost entirely sung, and the shape and form of the service is drawn from a mixture of traditions featuring the music of many different denominations and cultures. It is one of Marquand’s best-loved traditions and reflects the ongoing ecumenical journey of worship at YDS.

10:30 a.m.

Beecher Lectures: TITLE TBA – Marquand Chapel
Beecher Lecture III: Speaker: Allan Boesak, Christian Theological Seminary

Introduction:

11:30 a.m.

Conversation with Beecher Lecturer – Marquand Chapel

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

YDS Alumni Board Meeting – RSV
Lunch will be provided. 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Community Lunch – Common Room

Noon

Luncheon with Beecher Lecturer – The Deanery
By invitation only. 

Contact

Alumni Relations Office

(203) 432-3871
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