Unite Rochester Visit to *Ministry on the Margins* Class Sparks Conversation

mooreclass1Last Wednesday, Jane Sutter, Editor of Community Partnerships / Niche Content at The Democrat and Chronicle, attended Barbara Moore's class "Ministry on the Margins."

The visit was a research opportunity for a project at the paper she leads, Unite Rochester. Pres. McMickle has worked closely with Ms. Sutter on the feature, which seeks to address ongoing issues of race, identity and injustice here in Rochester.

Learn more about Unite Rochester at their website.

Toronto Pilgrims Come to CRCDS as Part of *Sacred Space* Tour of Rochester

The Pilgrimage of Sacred Spaces comes to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School tomorrow morning to experience the Hill as a spiritual space.

The Pilgrimage is led by Rev. Peter Holmes, who is the Minister of the Congregation at Yorkminister Park Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada. Driven largely by curiosity, Holmes began organizing tours of Toronto's sacred, spiritual or religious places eight years ago to explore the many different faith traditions that are practiced there. With the success of the Toronto tours, the Pilgrimages have ventured to other cities, such as Buffalo and Pittsburgh.

  • WHAT: “The Pilgrimage of Sacred Spaces” Comes to CRCDS
  • DATE: Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • TIME: 9:15 am
  • PLACE: Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel, CRCDS Campus

The Rochester tour will survey the architecture of the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel on the CRCDS campus, a historic worship area with original stained glass windows depicting the history of the American Baptist Church, beginning with its founder, Roger Williams. Its construction was funded, in part, by John D. Rockefeller.

Nearly 20 other sites in the city will be visited during the four-day tour, including Asbury First United Methodist Church, First Unitarian and Temple B'rith Kodesh. Each stop is an hour long and gives pilgrims the opportunity to learn about the history of the building as well as time to reflect in silence within it.

The Canadian organist William Maddox will perform the historic organ in the Chapel as part of the group's visit.

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 mmorral@crcds.edu 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.