Grill Night with Rod

It seems to be an annual ritual here at First Reformed that when we meet for Rod’s Grill Night in July heaven opens its floodgates. Boy, does it always rain! But we are not made out of sugar, and for this reason even inclemency of the weather cannot deter us from having a good time – there is something Dutch in all of us, after all.

So look at the accompanying pictures and see what a joyous and happy bunch we can be. Of course, nobody took a picture of the men’s group gathered outside around the two grills. As they say, history is written by the victors, and, obviously, that group did not make it into the annals of the church. But the hamburgers and hot dogs were delicious regardless, and the event a great success. Thank you, Janet, Lolly and Joan, who serve on invitation & Outreach and made it happen again.

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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