Exciting new opportunities for learning and community at CRCDS, May 9, 2016 with Dr. Rachel McGuire

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Rachel McGuire, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's Director of Learning Communities and Online Programs on Monday, May 9, 2016. This event will be held on the CRCDS campus at 1100 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., but can also be accessed online using WebEx.

During this event, Dr. McGuire will:

  • Discuss creative partnerships CRCDS is developing with churches, not-for-profits and other organizations engaged in ministry and/or social change
  • Share plans for online learning opportunities
  • Explain a variety of new learning formats
  • Identify key programs designed for individuals interested in learning for personal or professional development
  • Explore ways to collaborate in an effort to increase the quality of education in our churches, organizations and communities

Please RSVP to rmcguire@crcds.edu by May 4. Note: If you choose the online option, sign-in instructions will be emailed to you.





Register Now! "All in a System" with Rev. Dr. Lynn Acquafondata begins May 2nd

Join clergy, lay-leaders, community organizers and counselors for a unique, interactive and hands-on learning experience this Spring 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.“ All in a System” will take place in monthly half-day classes and monthly online classes. The course begins May 2, 2016 and continues through June 26, 2016.

Click here to view the flyer: Systems Course Flyer May 2016_final

For more information, please contact Rachel McGuire, Director of Learning Communities and Online Programs at (585) 340-9596 or email rmcguire@crcds.edu.







CRCDS Commencement Scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, together with the Board of Trustees and Faculty, are pleased to invite the community, family and friends to attend Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road, Rochester, NY 14607.

The Reverend Dr. John R. Tyson, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Professor of Church History and Director of United Methodist Studies, is the honored Commencement speaker.

For a complete listing of Baccalaureate and Commencement events, please see: http://www.crcds.edu/2016-baccalaureate-and-commencement



Preaching Conference at CRCDS May 19, 2016

The Rochester Consortium of Theological Schools will present its third annual preaching conference on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.

Dr. Stephen V. DeLeers, Oral Communication educator at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI will present, "Communication Choices that Preachers Face" and "Communication Skills for 21st-Century Preachers."

Cost for the conference is $60 which includes breakfast and lunch.

The conference, sponsored by  St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, Northeastern Seminary and CRCDS, begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

To register, see http://www.crcds.edu/2016-preaching-conference/

For more information, contact Susan Braun at: sbraun@crcds.edu or call (585) 340-9588.

Registration deadline is Thursday, May 12, 2016.

2016 Rochester Consortium of Theological Schools Preaching Conference



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