Don’t miss our traditional Bells on the Hill at CRCDS on Sunday, December 15th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bells on the Hill is a long kept tradition of CRCDS and is enjoyed by all who want to experience the serenity of the Christmas season away from the stress and busyness that has become the “norm.”
Join us in the peaceful setting of the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel to listen to the bells and sing classic Christmas carols lead by our restored 1470-pipe organ. Enjoy hot chocolate, cider and goodies.
ABOUT THE TOWER BELLS
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.
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This is an opportunity for people in the United States who have themselves been part of “communities of resistance” to meet with Salvadorans—expressly to learn from each other what are the sources of hope and renewal that each has found.
Trip themes include:
- The heritage of the theology of liberation as it impacts religious life and praxis in El Salvador today.
- Dialogues with communities actively working to defend and restore an environment degraded by exploitive agriculture, by 12 years of civil war and by recent multinational attempts to exploit newly rediscovered mineral deposits.
- Conversations with elected officials and community workers actively engaged in building an honest, responsive civil society.
- Reflection on “Karios Central America: The Challenge to the Churches of the World” document
- In delegations we go not to take but to receive, not to convert but to be transformed ourselves. We travel in the spirit of accompaniment–to come along our sisters and brothers in faith to share the struggles of pursuing justice; not because we “know” but because we are open to learn. We return witnesses who speak to the transformation that we have experienced. We tell the stories of the lives of people who have revealed the Gospel of the resurrection hope and radical hospitality. With missionary zeal we proclaim God’s preference for the poor and the marginalized.
The trip will include visits to — among other places — the home of Oscar Romero, the Roman Catholic bishop assassinated in 1980; the Romero Reflection Center; the Evangelical Baptist Seminary of Santa Anna; and the sites and centers of Salvadorian resistance and community building.
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