Church Retreat to Astoria

Time flies by quicker than we think. Soon we will be guests of the First Reformed Church in Astoria in Queens and Pastor Dwayne Jackson. We have good list of travelers together. Now it is time to coordinate a few things and share some travel information. For this purpose we offer a preparation meeting on Monday, May 7th at 8:00 p.m. in the Randolph Room.

If you are still pondering whether to join in the retreat, come and check it out. You will find a whole gamut of opportunities waiting to unfold during the trip. From Dutch Dancing to serious discussion and worship with a sister church, from block walk to fun dinners and sightseeing in Corona Park – there will be something for every taste. So come and check it out.

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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