Bridging Generations

Summer is a time when church and cemetery tours happen. This year, we are having an extraordinary number of requests.

During the month of June, I gave seven such tours. Among the participants were guests from the RCA Archives, members of the New Brunswick court system, tourists, and the youth of two scout troops.

The children planted flags at the graves of veterans of the Revolution. They also helped serve at the House of Manna. Together, we climbed the steeple and marveled at the clock.

These tours provide great moments, especially for children. They connect them with the surrounding community, the historical heritage of our town and congregation, and with the sacrifices of the American Revolution.

Should you, dear reader, be interested on going on a tour or desire to set one up for another group, please call our church office.

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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