3rd Annual African American Heritage Series "At The Crossroads: Where Do We Go From Here?"at CRCDS in February

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's Black Student Caucus presents the 3rd Annual African American Heritage Series, "At the Crossroads: Where do we go from here?" in a four-part series during February, 2017. Event information is as follows:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 

Worship Service: 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:00 p.m.

Topic: Health care
Preacher/Speaker – Bishop James H. Evans, PhD
Panelists – Pastor Weldon Thomas, Rev. Phyllis Jackson

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Worship Service: 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:00 p.m.

Preacher/Speaker – Minister William Hall

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Topic: Black Family/Relationships
Preacher/Speaker – Rev. Dr. Erika Haygood Gault
Panelists – Rev. Dr. Linda Hickmon Evans, Pastor Sebrone Johnson (CRCDS '15)

Worship Service: 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 

Howard Thurman Symposium: "Effective Ministry in the 21st Century"
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Trufant (CRDS '87), Keynote Speaker

(Keynote and Lunch will be held in the CRCDS Refectory)

For questions or for more information, please contact GP Dickerson-Hanks at (585) 340-9651.

Save the Date! Valentine's Day Blessing of Relationships

Join us on Tuesday, February 14, 2016 for the 6th Annual Valentine's Day Blessing of Relationships at CRCDS. A brief service, honoring all couples, will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel. The event's brief format allows couples to keep dinner reservations or other plans on this special day while acknowledging the commitments they have to each other. Guests are welcome to enjoy a glass of complimentary champagne or sparkling cider and strawberries afterwards.

For more information, please call (585) 340-9643.



Missed the CRCDS Fall Lectures? Lectures now available online!

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's 2016 Fall Lectures, "Praise, Protest and Policy–Religion and Politics" ran from October 3 through October 6 and were a tremendous success.  Alumni/ae, students and friends enjoyed an outstanding week of lectures by Sister Simone Campbell, New York State Assemblymember Harry Bronson and CRCDS President Marvin A. McMickle.

The Fall 2016 Lectures may be viewed on the CRCDS YouTube channel. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/user/CRCDSMedia/videos



CRCDS Fall 2016 Convocation: Watch it on CRCDS YouTube

Convocation marked the the opening of the 2016-17 academic year at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, members of the Board of Trustees, alumni/ae, faculty, staff and friends of CRCDS welcomed new and returning students in the historic Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel.

To view the Convocation celebration, click here:


Watch video of Unite Rochester's "Responding to Racial Tensions" forum here

The Unite Rochester Community Response Panel, which includes CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, held a public forum on Monday, July 25, 2016 to examine how the Rochester community is responding to racial tensions. The forum, moderated by Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle Senior Engagement Editor Julie Philipp, was held at the School of the Arts Auditorium, 45 Prince St., Rochester, NY, 14607. This event was recorded and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFbpe-cOD7Y

Other members of the Unite Rochester Community Response Panel who spoke at the forum included Michael Ciminelli, Rochester City Police Chief, Sherry Walker-Cowart, Civilian Review Board/Center for Dispute Settlement President & CEO, Karen Magnuson, Democrat & Chronicle Executive Editor/VP of News, Cynthia Herriott Sullivan, Unite Rochester Justice Committee/Seamless Communications Group COO,and David Sanchez, M.K. Gandhi Institute Youth Program Organizer. Individual Response Panel members included Jerome Jackson, Rochester Institute of Technology Director of Social Media & Crowdfunding and Jean Carroll, YWCA of  Greater Rochester CEO.

A Unite Rochester Follow-Up to the Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 9 from 8:00- 9:30 a.m. in the First Amendment Room at the Democrat & Chronicle, 245 E. Main St., Rochester, NY. to discuss what was learned during the forum and how to leverage that learning to further strengthen the Greater Rochester community.