The CROP Walk

C/O SICM, 1066 Wendell Avenue,  Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 374-2683
February, 2017

Dear Friend of the Schenectady CROP Walk,

The CROP Walk 2016 was a celebration!  Thanks to you and others we were among the top 20 events in the US!

We’re looking forward to this year’s walk, scheduled for Sunday, May 7. The location of the walk is Emmanuel Friedens Church, 218 Nott Terrace 12307.  We greatly appreciate their hospitality.  The walk kicks off at 1:30 pm after a brief opening ceremony (no long speeches!)

I invite you to come to the Recruiters' Workshop:   Tuesday, March 21 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  This year we celebrate the 37th Anniversary of CROP Walks in our community.    This workshop will have both inspiration and information; we are glad that our new regional CROP rep, Megan Miller, can join us.  It is designed for those who engage others in their congregations, groups, etc.; the contact people.

At the workshop we will have information on some new elements this year to encourage the on line giving option; and the unveiling of a new shirt design.

If your group has taken part previously, great!  Please come again!  If you have not taken part, please consider joining in.  It is an uplifting event with our friends and neighbors witnessing as a community; please check out for more!  We will have registration and promotional materials, curriculum materials for schools and teachers, and worship resources.

The recruiters’ workshop will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for March 21 at Emmanuel Baptist/Friedens UCC Church, 218 Nott Terrace, Schenectady 12307.  We will have a light supper and begin the more formal part as soon as many gather.

Feel free to call me at 374-2683 or email me ( if you have questions; or if you would like materials prior to March 21.


Rev. Phillip Grigsby

For the CROP Committee

P.S. If you are no longer the recruiter or contact person, please get this invitation to the appropriate person, and it would be a big help to know who that is.

P.P.S.  The plan is to have volunteer/recruiter shirts available then.


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