Interior Redesign of the Sanctuary

(Submitted for the Building Vision Ad-hoc Committee whose members are Stef Beemsterboer, Joan Fekete, Ellen Hamilton, Liz Hance)

On May 2nd from 11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the Building Vision Ad-hoc Committee is presenting the feasibility study of the sanctuary redesign to the entire congregation, as well as the next steps to be taken if we decided to continue with this project. We hope that many –if not all of you — stay after worship to participate in the discussion and vote.

This ad-hoc committee needs to receive support from the congregation in order to continue to meet with housing authorities and other funding sources for this project. In truth, there is much support coming from various organizations which are encouraging us to pursue this vision, however, in order for us to move forward, we need to have your approval.

This redesign, as you will come to know during the presentation, holds many ramifications — structural changes, further ministry outreach, and even income resource. We hope that you are willing to listen to the vision of the work and to provide some thoughtful reflection on how this is expressing the love of God to our surrounding community.

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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