Responding to Hate with Love, Responding to Violence by Making Peace: A Clergy-Led Community Conversation on Tuesday, July 19th

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle will join a clergy-led, interfaith conversation at Temple B'rith Kodesh on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 on the topic of responding to violence by making peace. The event is free and open to the public. People of all faiths are encouraged to attend.

Peter Stein, Senior Rabbi at Temple B'rith Kodesh, located at 2131 Elmwood Ave. in Brighton, NY, organized the event to bring together community and clergy in an effort to respond in a positive way to the spate of violence occurring in our country and around the world.

Rev. George Heyman, president of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, current CRCDS Trustee Bishop Prince Singh of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and former CRCDS Trustee the Rev. John Wilkinson of Third Presbyterian Church are also scheduled to participate.

Click here for more information: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/07/15/responding-hate-love-responding-violence-by-making-peace/87145930/

 

 

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