Joint Activities with Triumphed Covenant House of Prayer

During this past year, we enjoyed two joint worship services with Sister Terry Tinley and the Triumphed Covenant House of Prayer. During the city’s tree lighting ceremony, choristers from both congregations formed a joint choir and brought much joy to the crowds. Sister Terry and I and our corresponding worship committees have agreed to come together in 2016 for joint worship whenever there is a fifth Sunday to a month. This gives us the following dates: January 31, May 29, July 31, and October 30. This is a most wonderful development.

It grew out of the horrible shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC on June 17, 2015. What was an act of hatred and racism is beginning to bear the fruits of love and togetherness among the Triumphed Covenant House of Prayer and First Reformed Church. And the best part is: You can help to grow this tender plant into a powerful tree by participating and getting actively involved in the planning of our four joint worship services in 2016. If you are interested, please contact me at 732.545.1005.

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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