Schedule

Monday, October 16, 2017

3:00 pm-3:45 pm

Dean’s Advisory Council – Fall 2017 Meeting – Niebuhr Hall

Planning for a Yale Campaign

3:45 pm-5:00 pm

Dean’s Advisory Council – Fall 2017 Meeting – Beinecke Library

Treasures of the Beinecke Library and Archives
 

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dean’s Advisory Council Dinner & Celebration of the Mary Goodman Circle – Old Refectory, NE Wing

By invitation only


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee – Refectory 2nd Floor

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory

8:00 am

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

Attendees pick up registration packets. 

8:00 am

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

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Tours of the Quad – Andover Newton Alums and Friends – Tours begin at Sarah Smith Gallery 

Open to All

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

YDS Dean’s Advisory Council Meetings –- RSV

8:45 am - 10:45 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting – Latourette

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Welcome and Opening Convocation Worship with Carolyn Roberts – Marquand Chapel

Open to All

NOTE: For more information, visit Andover Newton Convocation & Reunions 2017 Events at YDS.

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Committee Meetings – Latourette

12 Noon

Berkeley Graduate Society Luncheon – Common Room

12 Noon - 1:30 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Luncheon with Trustees – Old Refectory, NE Wing

For Andover Newton Trustees, Alumni, Students, and Friends

Spirit of the Hill Award Presentation

1:30 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Pitt Lecture – Marquand Chapel
Mission Versus Heritage: earthquake, wind and fire disturb identity, imagination and memory in
21st century Aotearoa New Zealand

Presenter: The Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews, Christchurch New Zealand

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale

Alumni/ae Association Annual Business Meeting – Old Common Room, NE Wing

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Workshops

Healthy Transitions: Leadership for Hope and Change – Workshops

(Workshops presented again at 3:30 pm)

~Leadership Lessons for the Good: Transforming oppression into organizational transformation

Presenter: Debora Jackson, M.Div. ‘06, D.Min. ‘12 (S117)

~Still Crazy After all These Years: The Preacher and the Old Testament

Presenter: Professor Gregory Mobley (S202)

~Refugee Resettlement Engagement: Discerning Your Congregation’s Entry Point

Presenter: Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), New Haven (S151)

~Transitions in Fundraising: Raising More Money for Your Church or Nonprofit

Presenter: Jim Hackney ‘79 M.A.R., Senior Director of Development, YDS (S104)

~The Long Sabbath: Transitioning into Retirement from Pastoral Ministry 

Presenter: Pat and Ken Parker (S212)

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Berkeley Board of Trustees and Graduate Society Meeting – Niebuhr Hall

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Workshops 

Healthy Transitions: Leadership for Hope and Change – Workshops

(All 2:00 pm workshops will be presented again; see below for information about new workshop added to 3:30 pm schedule)

~Just Enough Knowledge About Change Theory to Make You Dangerous 

Presenter: Sarah Drummond ‘93 B.A., Dean of Andover Newton Theological School and Visiting Professor of Ministerial Leadership and Assistant Dean, Yale Divinity School (S223)

5:00 pm

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

Open to All

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm S’Mores at the Fire Pit (weather permitting) – Divinity Gardens
Hosted by Andover Newton at Yale

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee – Refectory 2nd Floor

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory

8:00 am

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 am

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

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Things you may not know about YDS: A Touch of YDS History – Niebuhr Hall

Jim Hackney ‘79 M.A.R. 

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meetings – Latourette

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale

Tour of the Library and Conversation about Jonathan Edwards materials

Meet at first floor library entrance

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Reunion Gatherings

  • Class of 1952 (65th Reunion) – JE Dining Room
  • Class of 1957 (60th Reunion) – JE Dining Room
  • Class of 1962 (55th Reunion) – JE Dining Room
  • Class of 1967 (50th Reunion) - includes 1966 - 1971+ – RSV 
  • Classes of 1976, 1977, 1978 (70s Cluster) – S100
  • Class of 1992 (25th Reunion) – S155  
  • Class of 1996, 1997, 1998 (90’s Cluster) – S117
  • Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 (2000’s Cluster) – S202
  • Classes of 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Recent Grads) – S212

10:00 am

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

11:00 am - 12 Noon

Community Life and Cultural Impact: Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School Panel Discussion –Location TBD

Hosted by Dean Sarah Drummond, Prof. Gregory Mobley, and students from Andover Newton Seminary.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting – Latourette

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Alumni Luncheon with Dean Gregory E. Sterling – Old Refectory, NE Wing

Included with Registration fee (pre-registration required)

  • Class of 1952 (65th Reunion)
  • 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 pm

YDS and the Reformation–Bruce Gordon, Titus Street
Professor of Ecclesiastical History – 
Marquand Chapel
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 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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 pm

Faculty Robing – RSV

4:00 pm

Opening Convocation –- Marquand Chapel
Beecher Lectures: One More River to Cross – Black Liberation Theology, Black Preaching, and Unanswered Challenges – An Initial Response
Beecher Lecture I: Poisoned Well or Waters of Life – Black Theology, Black Preaching, Scripture and the Quality of Discernment
Speaker: Allan Boesak, South African liberation theologian, human rights activist, former Desmond Tutu Chair at CTS.
Introduction: Dean Gregory E. Sterling

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Beecher Lecture Reception – Old Common Room, NE Wing

6:00 pm Class of 1967 Memorial Service – Marquand Chapel

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

A sampling of New Haven pizza, complemented by cappuccino and gelato.

$30.00 charge

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

A Conversation with Harry Belafonte – Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven; for tickets call the Shubert Box Office at 203-562-5666 or 1-800-745-3000; group discounts available. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Christian Community Action in New Haven.

8:30 pm

Redemption Songs: A Concert featuring John Kilzer – Marquand Chapel
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.
Admission is free.

 


Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee – Refectory 2nd Floor

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory

8:00 am

Welcome Desk – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 am

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

8:30 am

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

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

Introduction: Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies

9:30 am

Worship – Marquand Chapel

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

10:30 am

Beecher Lectures (Marquand Chapel): One More River to Cross – Black Liberation Theology, Black Preaching, and Unanswered Challenges – An Initial Response  
Beecher Lecture II: The Birthing Stool, The River Bank, and the Sea Shore – Black Theology, the Women of Exodus, and the Character of Liberation
Speaker: Allan Boesak, South African liberation theologian, human rights activist, former Desmond Tutu Chair at CTS.

Introduction: Donyelle McCray, Assistant Professor of Homiletics

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Community Lunch – Old Refectory, NE Wing

$18.00 charge

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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. – J.E. Dining Room
Lunch will be provided. RSVP to michelle.gall@yale.edu
Presenter: Mary Beth Congdon, Deputy Director of Planned Giving

12 Noon - 1:00 pm How Can Congregations Engage Climate Change? – Niebuhr Hall
Presenter: Jim Antal ‘78 M.Div., Conference Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

YDS Women in Ministry – Marquand Chapel
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.; Nancy Jo Kemper ’ 67 B.D., retired United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ minister and former director,  Kentucky Council of Churches; Marilyn Kendrix ’ 13 M.Div., Interim Senior Pastor, the Congregational Church of Naugatuck Naugatuck, CT; Emily Scott ’06 M.Div., Founding Pastor of St. Lydia’s, a Dinner Church in Brooklyn; Nancy Jo Kemper ‘67 B.D., retired U.C.C and Disciples of Christ minister and former director, Kentucky Council of Churches; Kaji Spellman Dousa ’06 M.Div., Senior Minister of Park Avenue Christian Church., Sharon Watkins ’84 M.Div., Former General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada.

Moderator: Maria LaSala, Director of Congregational Ministry, YDS

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The Mindful Board – Niebuhr Hall

A lively workshop co-facilitated by Martha Summerville ‘81 M.Div. and Kyle Pedersen ‘02 M.A.R. 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 pm

Cookies in the Common Room – 2nd Floor

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

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

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

YDS Black Alumni and Students Reception – Day Missions Library

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Marquand Society Reception – Common Room

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.

6:00 pm  Unveiling of Wall Tribute to Past YDS Alumni Award Recipients – First floor, South Side of Quad

6:30 pm

Convocation Dinner and Alumni Awards Presentation  Old Refectory, NE Wing

A celebration of our reunion classes and presentation of the 2017 Alumni Awards; the event is open to all; registration required.

$40.00 charge

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service: TBA

Award Recipients:
Lux et Veritas: Rena Weller Karefa-Smart ’45 B.D. 
Distinction in Congregational Ministry: Sharon Watkins ‘84 M.Div.
Distinction in Theological Education: David Bartlett ‘67 B.D., ‘69 M.Phil., ‘72 Ph.D. 
Wm. Sloane Coffin ’56 Award for Peace and Justice: James Antal ‘78 M.Div. 


Friday, October 20, 2017

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee – Refectory – 2nd Floor

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory

8:00 am

Welcome Desk – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 am

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

8:30 am

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

Kathryn Tanner, Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology

9:30 am

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 am

Beecher Lectures (Marquand Chapel): One More River to Cross – Black Liberation Theology, Black Preaching, and Unanswered Challenges – An Initial Response   
Beecher Lecture III: Drinking from the Waters of Meribah – Black Liberation Theology and the Integrity of Radical Engagement
Speaker: Allan Boesak, South African liberation theologian, human rights activist, former Desmond Tutu Chair at CTS.
Introduction: Carolyn Sharp, Professor of Homiletics

11:30 am

Conversation with Beecher Lecturer – Marquand Chapel

11:30 am - 4:30 pm

YDS Alumni Board Meeting – RSV
Lunch will be provided. 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Community Lunch – Old Refectory, NE Wing

$18.00 charge

Noon

Luncheon with Beecher Lecturer – The Deanery
By invitation only. 

Fri Oct 20 1:30 pm - 
Sat Oct 21 1:00 pm 

Conference | Sacred Arts in North American Contexts – Check out the conference website for more information and registration.

Contact

Alumni Relations Office

(203) 432-3871
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