Church Move, Second Part

Our efforts of emptying the church building off its furniture are progressing steadily. We have been blessed by the selflessness of many students from Rutgers University. Without them, we would have to hire movers. Likewise, we have been able to store the church furniture in the education building, so that we did not have to pay for storage.

In fact, these moving Saturdays turned out to provide great moments of fellowship – and not only during the breaks when it was time for pizza! On March 8, the students helping came mostly from Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries: Taylor Barger, Victoria Field and David Stiger. Melissa MacCollum had joined them through the Rutgers Student Volunteer Council. Lolly Schenck and Julius Fekete shared in the supervision that day.

On March 29, a few of us removed the sound system and wrapped the organ console in preparation of the coming construction. A great thank you goes to Phil Coakley, who supervised these efforts.

One more Saturday devoted to emptying the church is still ahead of us: April 12. That day, we plan to remove light fixtures, ceiling tiles, doors, wall shelves and the pew cushions. Again, we have a team from the Student Volunteer Council of Rutgers University signed up for the event. However, additional hands from the congregation are always welcome. As of now, we plan to start at 11:00 AM. Since the time may still change, please call the office (732.545.1005) for confirmation.

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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