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

For more information, contact Susan Braun at: 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: