The dean of the Yale Divinity School will begin this year’s lecture series at Huntington United Methodist Church, 338 Walnut Tree Hill Road. Gregory Sterling will speak Sunday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

The lectures, which continue every Sunday in October at the same time, are free and open to the public. Speakers will be professors from Yale University and Fairfield University.

A question-and-answer period and light reception will follow each lecture.

The goal of the talks is to unite important scholarly reflection with applicable insights for people who are seeking to live a thoughtful faith, according to publicity material.

Other speakers in the series

The other lectures are:

— Sunday, Oct. 13, the Rev. Frederick “Jerry” Streets, chaplain emeritus of Yale University

— Sunday, Oct. 20, Christopher Staecker, a Fairfield University professor and Huntington United Methodist Church member

— Sunday, Oct. 27, Bryan Spinks, a Yale Divinity School professor

Huntington United Methodist Church can be reached at 203-929-5545; the website is