Beginning in September 2016 "All in a System: The Power of Congregation, Family and Community"

lynnJoin clergy, lay-leaders, community organizers and counselors for a unique, interactive and hands-on learning experience this fall at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.

The Rev. Dr. Lynn Acquafondata will teach the theory of family, congregational and community systems, while providing tools for managing conflict and anxiety.

Designed for working professionals, “All in a System” will take place in three half-day on-site classes and three online classes. The course begins September 6, 2016 and continues through November 13, 2016.


Online session: Complete on your own between September 6 and 12
Meet on Campus: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, September 18 at CRCDS
Online session: Complete on your own between October 4 and 11
Meet on Campus: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, October 23 at CRCDS
Online session: Complete on your own between November 1 and 7
Meet on Campus: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, November 13 at CRCDS

Please register online at this link.

Click the Systems Course Flyer to view the course schedule.

For more information, please contact Rachel McGuire, Director of Learning Communities and Online Programs at (585) 340-9596 or email







Travel with CRCDS in 2017: The Land Called Holy and its Peoples–A Christian Pilgrimage

Following a successful trip to Israel-Palestine in October 2015, CRCDS will host a twelve-day return trip to the Holy Land on May 17-June 1, 2017. On this pilgrimage, we will visit Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites and meet people of these faith communities. There will be opportunities for prayer, worship, lectures and Bible study. This trip is led by Melanie Duguid-May and Mark Brummitt.

Please contact Mark Brummitt at for registration information. Application and deposit due by November 15, 2016.

Click here for more information: Travel with CRCDS in 2017



Nuns on the BusComing to CRCDS: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Don't miss this rare opportunity to join in the "Caucus to Mend the Gaps" with NETWORK'S Nuns on the Bus at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

The caucus, free and open to the public, is a forum designed to discuss the income and wealth inequalities in our country, listen to the gaps that people are experiencing and to learn about NETWORK'S proactive policy to improve economic conditions through legislation and awareness.

To learn more about NETWORK'S Nuns on the Bus, click here:


Only a few days left! Make your gift or pledge to the 2015-2016 Fund for CRCDS by June 30th!

Help our students answer God's call. Make your fiscal year-end gift or pledge to the 2015-2016 Fund for CRCDS by midnight on June 30, 2016.

Your dedication and commitment are the foundation of the future of CRCDS.

Thank you for making your gift or pledge today!

To make your donation or pledge online, click here:

Mail your donation to:
1100 S. Goodman Street
Rochester, New York 14620
Call (585) 340-9647

Summer Hours observed at CRCDS

summer hoursPlease note that CRCDS administrative offices will be closed on Fridays until mid-August. The reception desk in Central Office will be open Thursday mornings during the summer, but will not be staffed on Thursday afternoons.

If you have an immediate need or would like to leave us a message, please see:

We wish you a safe and pleasant summer!