I recently wrote to you about the Trustees’ decision to relocate CRCDS to a new campus setting that more adequately meets the needs of theological education in the 21st Century. While necessary, all of us in the CRCDS family are experiencing a mix of emotions – from the excitement of setting a course for our next 200 years of successful ministry to the sadness of leaving our longtime home here on the Hill. I have heard from so many of you over the past few weeks and I am grateful for your support and for the care and concern you have expressed for our beloved school. Your dedication and commitment are the foundation of the future of CRCDS and I am so grateful for you.
Despite the realities of relocating from the Hill, our focus remains on the education of our students and our vital mission of providing the world with transformative leaders who are pastoral, prophetic and learned. You have supported us so generously in the past and I thank God for the trust you have placed in us and in the CRCDS mission. I sincerely hope and pray you will choose to support this year’s Fund for CRCDS just as you did last year. Our ability to carry out the CRCDS mission depends directly on your generosity and the generosity of all our alumni/ae and friends who care about our world and believe in a vision of a more just, equitable and loving society. Please consider making your gift or pledge today.
The world continues to change, but the need for CRCDS and the leaders it puts forth remains constant. You are a treasured partner on our journey and I thank God for your prayers and support. Together, we are answering God’s call, and working toward a vision of our world that brings the Good News to all God’s people, regardless of wealth, status or power. Preparing leaders for this task is the mission of CRCDS. Thank you for making our mission a reality.
P.S. We are so grateful for your generosity.