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Community Renewal Society offers enriching and stimulating sermons, educational and training programs to congregations and other groups.

We will send informed staff and/or leaders to your congregation or community group to share information with you about the issues we work on through speaking at mission moments, preaching at worship services, leading adult education events, presenting issue workshops, and conducting legislative advocacy workshops. 


Request an Organizer to come to your church or congregation to talk about getting involved with CRS campaigns, contact Andrea Hall, or 312–673-3840.

  • Learn specifics about our Platform for Renewal and Legislative Priorities and contact Rev. Saeed Richardson, to request a speaker on these issues.

  • Request a training.

  • Request a guest speaker or a sermon on social justice issues to come to your church on Sunday. We can preach topically around Social Justice issues, or more specifically our Platform for Renewal and Legislative Priorities.

  • Extend a speaking invitation to a member of the CRS staff, contact Andrea Hall, or 312–673-3840.


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