A Black History Month Series at CRCDS: "Blackness Restored"

55x85_postcardThe Black Student Caucus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is proud to present "Blackness Restored," a Black History Month series held each Wednesday at CRCDS during the month of February. Topics include: Black FAITH Restored, Black HEALTH Restored, Black FAMILY Restored and Black JUSTICE Restored.

Speakers include Distinguished Alumnus and current CRCDS Trustee Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Trufant, current CRCDS student Dr. Christopher House and CRCDS alumnus Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood.

Please join us for services beginning at 4:15 p.m. in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel each Wednesday in February. Soup, cider and conversation will follow at 5:30 p.m.

For more information about this event, please contact GPDickerson-Hanks at (585) 340-9651 or email GP Dickerson-Hanks@crcds.edu.


Valentine's Day Blessing of Relationships: Friday, February 12, 2016

2016 Valentines BlessingPlease join us for a special Blessing of Relationships in honor of Valentine's Day on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel at CRCDS. This event, in its fifth year, is quickly becoming a Valentine's Day weekend tradition for couples in the Rochester area.

Rev. Lynette Sparks (CRCDS '09), Associate Pastor of Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY will give the blessing.

To register for this free event, please call (585) 340-9643 or email ddiederich@crcds.edu.


Following are some photos from the 2015 Blessing of Relationships:








Save the Dates! Upcoming Events at CRCDS

Mark your calendars and plan to attend these inspirational, informative and exciting events, all free and open to the public:

The Black Student Caucus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School presents  A Black History Month Series, "Blackness Restored" each Wednesday during  February 2016. Chapel begins at 4:15 p.m., Soup, Cider & Conversation starts at 5:30 p.m.


Feb. 3: Black FAITH Restored with Rev. Dr. Anthony Trufant, CRDS '87 (Brooklyn,NY)

Feb. 10: Black HEALTH Restored with Dr. Christopher House (Ithaca, NY)

Feb. 17: Black FAMILY Restored with Dr. Sharon Hunter, CRCDS '10 (Macomb, IL)

Feb. 24: Black JUSTICE Restored with Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, CRDS'73 (Brooklyn, NY)


Valentine's Day Blessing of Relationships: Friday, February 12, 2016

Join us from 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. as we honor and bless the committed relationships in our lives in the Samuel Colgate Chapel at CRCDS. Following a brief blessing, champagne and strawberries will be served. This event, now in its fourth year, is quickly becoming a special Valentine's Day tradition for couples in the Rochester, NY area.

Easter Sunrise Service: Sunday, March 27, 2016

Gather with friends and family on the Terrace at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, to watch the sunrise over the Hill and celebrate the risen Christ.

Spring Lectures and Reunion: Monday-Thursday, March 28-31, 2016

The theme of Spring Lectures is, "Wisdom is Found Among the Aged" (Job 12:12).

Visit www.crcds.edu/spring-lecture-week/ for more information.

If you have any questions about upcoming events, please call (585) 340-9643

6th Annual "Bells on the Hill" brings hundreds to CRCDS

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, several hundred visitors filled the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel for the 6th Annual CRCDS "Bells on the Hill."

One of the most popular events at CRCDS brought new and old friends together and included the singing of Christmas carols, ringing of the Tower Bells, and a special moment of silence and tolling of the bells, dedicated to victims of violence in our world. Rev. Diane Bogues, Student Recruiter at CRCDS, recited the poem, "For Our World" by 11-year old Mattie Stepanek.

Click here to read the poem:


Many families and young children were in attendance and several "took to the stage" to participate in the festivities. Click here to watch a video recording of this beautiful evening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZkYa0AJVio&feature=youtu.be