Join us for CRCDS Fall Convocation: August 31, 2016

Alumni/ae and friends of CRCDS and the BMTS are invited to attend Convocation which signals the official opening of the 2016-17academic year at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Convocation takes place  Wednesday, August 31st at 4:00 p.m. in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel, 1100 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY.

A  picnic buffet for the entire community will follow on the Terrace (or the Refectory if raining).  Tickets for the picnic are $5.00 per person and may be purchased by contacting Tiersa Dennis at (585) 271-1320 or via e-mail at tdennis@crcds.edu. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at this joyous beginning of the new academic year.

 

 

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.

 

 

Register Now! 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.

                                             Schedule

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 rmcguire@crcds.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 mbrummitt@crcds.edu 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZk5RxMwwg4&feature=youtu.be