There's Only One Way Out of the "Worst of Times" by CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle shared his thoughts about the recent tragic events in Dallas, TX (and elsewhere in the nation) in a guest column, published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on July 9, 2016.  Read the full text here:

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's Unite Rochester blog post: More guns will not alleviate gun violence

The Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle printed Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's "Unite Rochester" blog post on Sunday, June 27, 2016 which was entitled, "Guns! Guns! Guns!"

Dr. McMickle shared a frightening story about his father being threatened with gun violence, and strongly asserts that arming more citizens with firearms will only exacerbate the problem.

Read the blog post  here:

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



Dr. McMickle leads service of remembrance for victims of Orlando tragedy

The CRCDS community gathered in the chapel on Monday, June 13 to remember the victims of the tragedy in Orlando.  Those in attendance prayed for the LGBT community in Orlando and around the globe while calling for an end to violence against all people.  Please join us in our continued prayer for peace and healing for the Orlando community and for all those touched by violence.

To view a portion of the service, please click here:

After the Stanford Ruling: CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle asks: "Liberty and Justice for whom?"

In his latest Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle "Unite Rochester" blog post, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle expresses his dismay at the ruling in the Stanford University rape case, and asks some probing questions about justice, race, and the American judicial system.

Read the essay here: