House of Manna

Some people would say that we bless them since we have opened our Fellowship Hall to the House of Manna – Family Feeding Program. However, we can also say that we are likewise blessed since they have come amongst us! How? Well, just the last month has proved this to be true. First of all, the Elijah’s Promise organization paid for the repair of the dishwasher, which was over $700. That was a blessing. More importantly, though, was their support in getting us a volunteer from their organization, who stripped the Fellowship Hall floor and put three coats of wax on it. It shone beautifully for Good Friday and Easter Sunday, even though there had been so many groups using our facilities over that particular weekend, including the 163 people who were fed on Maundy Thursday at House of Manna. Wow!

There are so many other blessings being provided though through the Family Feeding Program, namely, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has organized regular Community Health Promotion Programs during the meals. Here are the workshop topics: in January – HIV Testing, February – Healthy Snacks, March – Sharing Stories Breast Cancer Awareness Theatre, April- Fun Fitness for the Family, May – Love Don’t Hurt Domestic Violence Awareness Theatre, and in June – Summer Safety.

We are so thankful that the RWJUH – Community Health Promotion Program has taken on this task of providing good information to a population that is often neglected. Indeed, we all are being blessed
through this partnership of caring for those in need.

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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