We need your help! CRCDS Phonathon set for November 13-18, 2014

Scot graham Raad The Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Phonathon will be held Thursday through Tuesday, November 13-18, 2014.

Please help us reach out to our alumni/ae and friends by signing up to make a few calls. Day and evening hours are available.

The Phonathon program helps provide essential financial support for CRCDS students. We'll provide an brief orientation, food and other goodies. You'll be amazed how easy and fun this is.

Please join us this year. Last year’s Phonathon a great success and,with your help, we can make an even bigger impact this year.

Please sign up by replying to this email or by calling Lisa at (585) 340-9647.

Phonathon Schedule:
Thursday, November 13th
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m

Friday, November 14th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 15th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, November 17th
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 18th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thank you for your consideration!
Lisa Bors
Director of the Annual Fund
lbors@crcds.edu

Dr. Barbara A. Moore, RSM announces publication of new book, available in CRCDS bookstore

barbara moore bookDr. Barbara A. Moore, RSM, Associate Faculty Member in Preaching and Practical Theology at CRCDS, has announced the publication of her book, "Preaching the Advent Season . . . a journey through the Scripture texts." The book is designed to take the reader through each week of Advent using relevant Gospel verses and sermons chosen over a forty-year period. Dr. Moore explains, "These sermons and the words around them are the efforts of a 'working theologian' on a journey."  Her book, she says, is the result of three questions that served as the context for the sermons themselves: 1) What events have brought me to this point? 2) What is there about the ministry of preaching that has transformed my life? and 3) Why, after forty years, does the Advent season still capture my heart?

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, invited to write the book's forward, says, "Listen to these Advent sermons from this seasoned preacher, and allow both her burdens and her joys to fill your heart in the process as she faithfully divides the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15).

The book is available at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Bookstore. The cost is $15. Please contact the bookstore directly at (585) 340-9602 for questions.

Dr. Moore is a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.  Her ministries have been in education, health care, preaching and criminal justice. Currently she is an Associate Faculty member in Preaching and Practical Theology at CRCDS and is Director of its program, The Study of Women and Gender in Church and Society.

 

 

 

 

ATS Autumn 2014 visit to CRCDS a success

The visitation team from the Association for Theological Schools (ATS) visited Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School from September 28 through October 1 as part of the school's regular accreditation process. The visitation team met with a wide range of CRCDS constituents including staff, faculty, students, alumni/ae, trustees and supervised ministry leaders, engaging them in discussions about the school, its operations and its ability to successfully realize its mission. The school is pleased to report that the visit was very positive with the ATS team commending the school on its preparation for the visit as well as its overall operations.

In a message to staff and faculty at the conclusion of the ATS visit, President McMickle stated, "Our accreditation visit is now complete. While we will not receive any official announcement from the Association of Theological Schools until their Board of Commissioners meet in February 2015, we have every reason to anticipate a very favorable report. The visiting team was first-class, and everyone here at CRCDS seems assured that we provided them with everything they will need to extend our accreditation for years to come. Hallelujah!"

The site visit is the culmination of a multi-year self-study by CRCDS that provides the school the opportunity to reflect on its educational mission and how it realizes its ongoing commitment to ATS accreditation standards. The school will receive the official accreditation report by March, 2015 after the conclusion of the ATS Board of Governors meeting.

Did you get your copy of Dr. McMickle's newest book?

pulpit and politicsOn Tuesday, October 7th, Dr. McMickle hosted a special "Soup and Signing" event celebrating the release of his newest book, "Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church & State in the Black Church." If you were not able to attend the signing, the CRCDS bookstore has additional copies on hand and Dr. McMickle would be happy to autograph yours. Dr. McMickle's book explores a new generation of black preacher-politicians who move beyond spiritual leadership into advocacy and social justice. This important work highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Al Sharpton.

A must-read for anyone concerned with faith-based political activism, Pulpit & Politics is based on Dr. McMickle's lifelong dedication to serving the community and bringing to light the challenges facing black preachers.

Read more about Dr. McMickle's book here:

http://www.judsonpress.com/product.cfm?product_id=18283

DR. BARBARA MOORE'S NEWEST SERMONS & LECTIONARIES AVAILABLE ONLINE

PU6F0065-2-XLDr. Barbara Moore's October sermon and lectionary have now been uploaded to the CRCDS website and are available to view.

Lectionary for Life is an offering of the Gene Bennett Life Long Learning Program at CRCDS. Each month Barbara Moore, RSM, D.Min presents a series of reflections on Sunday lectionary readings that include topics for further discussions helpful for lay and religious listeners.  She also shares a sermon that reflects on a particular Sunday's readings.

Click on the links below to see and hear Dr. Moore's lectionaries and sermons. Here are YouTube videos from September and October 2014:

 

September Lectionary
September Sermon

October Lectionary Introduction

October Lectionary Homily