Declining Race Relations and Law Enforcement: A Christian Response

My sentiments on this topic I share exclusively with my Christian brothers and sisters, because “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3).  I am hoping that we can reason together and gain understanding from one another.  I am praying that we lead by example for those who do not know God, and […]

Terrorism: A Christian Response

by Providence Crowder There is a constant battle being waged between good and evil.  The latest terrorist attacks in San Bernadino, CA where 14 Americans were slaughtered by two Islamic extremists reminds us that evil is ever lurking.  We have a real and present enemy who is wrecking havoc in our lives, causing panic, exploiting […]

GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER

by Providence Crowder Recently, my family and I have experienced the loss of several loved ones.  And as anyone who has ever lost someone close to them knows, losing someone you love is devastating.  Even when one believes he is prepared to receive it, at the moment our loved one passes from this life to […]

What Does Justice Look Like?

 by Providence Crowder What is justice and why does everyone demand it?  What does it look like?  What does it feel like?  Would you recognize justice if you saw it? In this nation alone, there are endless claims of injustice.  Many black Americans demand justice to end what they deem are racial inequalities and police brutality.  The […]

Christians Need a NEW NORMAL

By Providence Crowder I remember enjoying television as a child. Among my favorite sitcoms were: Cosby Show, A Different World, What’s Happening Now, Good Times, Amen, 227, Family Ties, Growing Pains, Punky Brewster, Alf, Different Strokes, Family Matters, Webster, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bel Air . . . and others. I also LOVED Happy […]

An Examination of Lives that Supposed to Matter

by Tommy Davis Once again, and far too often, the Rochester community is displaying an expressive reaction in response to the persistent violence in our city. Young black men are settling disputes by fatally reducing their opposition. Politicians and religious representatives are blaming poverty in an effort to rationalize why violence is so common among […]

Clergy On Patrol

Just recently our chaplains were out participating in the Clergy On Patrol program initiated by the mayor. Our Unit Ministry Teams (UMT) consist of highly skilled chaplains capable of effectively engaging every segment of the community.  Part of the mission of the Flower City Chaplain Corps is to increase community participation relative to crime prevention, […]

June 2015 Chaplain Corps Graduation

Congratulations  Alisa DiMora and Ayesha Kreutz for completing nine weeks of training becoming a certified chaplain!

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day the ministry would also like to pay great tribute to the patriots who gave their lives in the American Revolution. There would have been no Civil War or any other American war without this fight.  Within the text of the Declaration of Independence, it says, “…whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive…, it […]

Saint Patrick

by Tommy Davis Upon entering graduate school at Tennessee Temple University, I would learn some interesting things relative to some of our historic figures.  Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us, and I deem it necessary to highlight the reason for his influence.  Like many in our day, I had no idea how much of a saint he […]