Request for Help from Our Church in Keyport

Dear Members and Friends of First Reformed Church:

Many of you know that I served as supervisor for the Reformed Church in Keyport for several years. Keyport and neighboring Union Beach suffered bad damage during the hurricane. Use this link to have an impression about Keyport, even though Union Beach was much more devastated.

Dawn Seaman, the new pastor of our church in Keyport, approached me this morning with the following request:

“What we are really in need of now are gift cards (target, sears, kohls, supermarkets), visa, etc.) that we ensure go to families in need. They are tremendously grateful for even small amounts. Keyport has damage, but Union Beach (2 minutes, next town down where Tom Baldino lives) is devastated. People living in tents. Fortunately Tom is OK.”

Tom is the treasurer of the Keyport church. If you can spare a few dollars and purchase a gift card, it would be much appreciated, if you could bring it to the church office. We will then deliver them to Keyport. Please note that even small amounts will make a difference.


After Hurricane Sandy
Thank you for your support.
Pastor Hartmut

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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