Home Spirit Groups

The Christian Education committee wants to respond to our ever-changing society and congregation. Over the past two years, we have seen some membership growth (Halleluja!), which is interested in looking at Bible Study in a completely new way. In order to meet these interests, we have looked at a few options which may address this interest.

The approach offered by Rob Bell and the NOOMA DVD series appears to offer looking at our faith in a fresh new way. NOOMA is ground-breaking project that is changing the way that people in our world experience spirituality by viewing a series of short films that are amazing tools for group discussion. Each NOOMA DVD is approximately 10-13 minutes long and is accompanied with a 32-page discussion guide to get you thinking.

Okay, so, now it is time to get ourselves together and to set up a meeting time at someone;s house. All that is required is a few comfortable chairs, a DVD player, a beverage, and a welcoming attitude. Pastor Susan will be arranging the first Home Spirit Group, and then let’s see how it develops from there.

And, to be really “out there”, we have also considered gathering around a DVD player at Panera Bread or some other coffee shop. This way, those who are not immediately involved in our church may see and hear and our discussion. So if that would be your preference, please let Pastor Susan know and get ready for our first Home Spirit Group coming up in November.

About Susan Kramer-Mills

Susan Kramer-Mills' journey as a pastor has led her to a variety of places. Before attending McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago she was a Volunteer-in-Mission for two years West Berlin, Germany. After returning to the United States and graduating from seminary, she returned with her husband Hartmut to Germany. From 1990 to 1992 she was campus chaplain and registrar at Naumburg Seminary in former East Germany. With the closing of the seminary she assumed the pastorate for the yoked congregations of Stoessen, Goerschen and Rathewitz in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. At the same time she taught Religious Instruction at two public elementary schools until 1998. During this time she was assigned six additional congregations to the original three. In 1998, she received a call as Associate Pastor to Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She served in that position until 2000, when she and her husband accepted a call as co-pastors to First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since April 1, 2004, Rev. Kramer-Mills has also been working part-time as Classis Minister to the Classis of New Brunswick.
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