Save Our Roof

Actually, it should probably be said that our roof was raised on May 12th through the incredible performances of singers Li-Chan Chen, her husband, John Maxham, and pianist Samuel Cheung of various classical pieces. We were moved by John’s deep and melancholic song inspired by the Hebrew passages in Ecclesiastes.

On the other hand, who couldn’t be deeply moved by Li-Chan’s voice as she sang love songs and various other pieces. In the end, both Li-Chan and John gave personal testimonies about their journey of faith and how their singing has been an important inspiration for them along the way.

With over 70 people in the audience, a wonderfully full table of refreshments, we felt that the word of our need for a new church house roof was most certainly heard and supported by various groups and individuals.

Thanks to those of you who welcomed visitors at the door and sold tickets, as well as encouraged friends and family members to attend. And special thanks to the women who organized all the incredible desserts, cheeses, and fruit offered that evening, as well as those who sent off notices of this special event to the newspapers and other organizations.

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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