Lent 2013 at FRC and other New Brunswick Churches

Again this year, First Reformed Church will be part of an Ecumenical Lenten Series in New Brunswick. In 2012 the theme was “Food and Faith”. This year, it will be “Glimpses of the Kingdom: Shalom in Practice & Possibility”

The sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings at 5:30-7:30 p.m. They will include a soup & bread supper, a short devotion, and a program. Here is an overview:lenten cross purple

Feb. 19th @ The Presbyterian Church, 100 Livingston Avenue.
“Shalom in the Bible”

Feb. 26th @ First Reformed Church, 9 Bayard Street.
“Shalom in the Congregation: Opening Worship for
Persons with Disabilities”

March 5th @ St. John the Evangelist, 189 George St.
“Shalom in Contemplative Prayer”

March 12th @ Christ Church, 5 Patterson Street.
“Shalom in the City: A Perspective from the Puerto
Rican Action Board”

March 19th @ Canterbury House, 5 Mine St.
“Shalom in the Crosshairs: Ending Gun Violence”

Please come in great numbers to this so relevant Series. We are aware that it is a bit early for those of us who work until 5:00PM. However, the three-part structure of each session is also meant to accommodate latecomers. To be there is everything!

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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