Author Archives: Rev. Dr. Hartmut Kramer-Mills

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.

From Pastor’s Desk

Our church is fortunate to have received several special donations that will cover much of the cost. But the rest is simply miraculous! While we continue with an almost 6-digit negative budget, we will have a fully renovated, air-conditioned and ADA-compliant sanctuary. Continue reading

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Summer Worship Time

Dear Members of First Reformed Church: Please be aware that our worship time will change to 9:30AM for the summer. We start this coming Sunday, June 12.  Our last Sunday on summer time will be on September 4. There are … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Retirement Party

We have many reasons here at First Reformed to be grateful to John and his wife Margaret. Both have been deeply involved in the life of the church. Margaret made the
Consistory the focal point of her attention. She has also served on several committees, most recently the Worship & Music Committee. Continue reading

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Interfaith Work as Important as Ever!

II put once again his remarkable skills to work to bring us all together. He also changed the theme of the day to give the event more relevance in our community: Instead of “Wake up, America” our theme was “A Servant’s Heart”. If these world religions worked together in the rest of the world as they did that afternoon in New Brunswick, this planet would be a lot more at peace! Continue reading

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Footstools with Meaning

They may not have received much attention on normal days. But Saturday, May 21 was certainly not a normal day in the lives of the footstools of First Reformed Church. At the East Jersey Olde Towne Village in Piscataway, Middlesex … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Recitals as Ministry

We just completed another highly successful season of our well-tried Lunchtime Recital Series. The pictures show Janet Waanders, the main organizer of the series, and Maureen Hurd Hause, the clarinet player of the concert on May 4. Why is this … Continue reading

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A Very Special Sunday School

Our Sunday School is very special, because it has six children and four super-dedicated teachers. And there are more advantages: The small size of our congregation, its inter-generational character, and the fact that most of us are always approachable to … Continue reading

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