New Satellite Course to Be Offered in Buffalo, NY

CRCDS will now offer two courses remotely  during the 2013/2014 Academic Year. One course shall be taught each term at First Shiloh Baptist Church in downtown Buffalo on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with a mid-point break for prayer and reflection.

  • Place: First Shiloh Baptist Church
  • Where: Buffalo, New  York
  • When: Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm during the 2013 / 2014 Academic Year

In the Fall term our President and Professor of Church Leadership Dr. Marvin A. McMickle will teach “Preaching On Contemporary Questions: From Social Issues to Public Policy.”

In the Spring term past President and Robert K. Davies, Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. James Evans will teach “Thurman, King and the life Of the Spirit.”

Contact Melissa Morral, Vice President for Enrollment Services, at 585-340-9633 or to enroll.

"'Bells on hill' are a sound of the season"
(Democrat & Chronicle article)

Music from Colgate campus resonates in neighborhood

When Rev. Marvin McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, first heard the bells ringing on the hill, he assumed it was an automatic program setting them in motion.

Gail Ricciuti, standing in back, of Rochester, and Margaret-Anne Milne, seated at the pipe organ, of Penfield, lead the congregation singing Christmas carols during 'Bells on the Hill.' / MARIE DE JESUS //STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER (Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY)

It’s not — a keyboard in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel controls them all, and a crowd of more than 100 gathered Sunday to hear and see the bells themselves.

"Bells on the Hill"

On Sunday evening, December 16, 2012, the historic Tower Bells of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) will play traditional Christmas music for a special event that is free and open to the public.

Families are invited to take advantage of this traditional celebration of Christmas as a chance to reflect on the holiday away from the hustle and bustle of shopping and other worries of the season.

Lead by a restored 1470-pipe chapel organ, attendees will be welcome to sing classic Christmas carols following the bell-ringing in the peaceful setting of the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel. Warm refreshments and cookies will also be available.

A guided tour of the CRCDS campus–alight with paper lanterns–will also be given free of charge.

EVENT: "Bells on the Hill"
DATE: Sunday, December 16, 2012
TIME: 4:00–5:00 pm
PLACE: Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 S. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14620

The Bells were installed into the Tower in 1937. Salvaged from a burned down Presbyterian church in Rochester, they were handcrafted by Meneely Bell Foundry of West Troy, New York. The company began manufacturing bells in 1826 for churches and public buildings throughout the US and across Europe. They operate on a unique electronic system nearly extinct today. The heaviest bell is 2,000 pounds, while the lightest is 150 pounds.

For more information, please contact Christopher White at or (585) 290 0498.