A Fresh Start for Sunday School

The first Sunday in April marked the beginning of our new Sunday School. On the previous Saturday, Lolly had lovingly prepared the nursery for this. Her efforts were rewarded by a rather attentive little crowd: Joe Ruiz, Madeline Nonestied and Andy Epstein formed the first class.

The teaching team consists of Heather, Lolly, and Fawn with Lauren as advisor and me in the background. The sessions are not long, just about 30 minutes. They include a story and a snack part. We hope that the children become familiar in this way with the church’s worship life. Sunday morning worship also entails a spoken part and the Lord’s Supper.

As I sat in with the first session, I was amazed how few prompts the children required to be quiet. Lolly’s skillful presentation of the story fascinated them in such a way that they began participating all by themselves. What a great way of spreading the gospel!

The next sessions will take place at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 4 with Heather teaching, and Sunday, June 1 with Fawn teaching. Parents are welcome to sit in and observe. Always remember, Sunday School is no less important than regular school during the week.

About Rev. Dr. Hartmut Kramer-Mills

Hartmut Kramer-Mills, a native of Jena, Germany, began his theological education at Heidelberg University. After the Middle Exam in 1986 he received a scholarship from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He graduated from McCormick with a Master of Divinity in 1988. He graduated from Marburg University in Germany with the Ecclesiastical Exam in 1990, and received a Dr. theol. from Greifswald University, Germany, in 1997. From 1990 to 1991 he was vicar at St. Wenzel in Naumburg, Germany. He was ordained minister of word and sacrament in 1993 through the Protestant Church of the Church Province of Saxony. From 1993 to 1998 he served as assistant pastor in Stoessen, Goerschen, and Rathewitz, Germany. At the same time he was lecturer for Church History at Erfurt College in Germany. From 1999 to 2000 he served the Spotswood Reformed Church in New Jersey as interim pastor. Since 2000 he and his wife serve the First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as co-pastors.
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