The Work Must Go On

MPG’s work on the front of the church ended in May when D.D.S., another one of our contractors, intensified its efforts of soffit painting in the same location. But how could they accomplish this with the scaffold of the previous contractor down? The solution was a rented lift.

Following all this construction, there was some understandable damage: Tire grooves in the cemetery, broken tile pavers in the front of the church, and cracked handrails at the main entrance. Not all of this was caused by the construction work, but together with the new damages, it has reached a point where action is required. Fortunately both, MPG and D.D.S. proved to be very cooperative. D.D.S. filled in the tire grooves and organized the replacement of tile pavers, and MPG is producing a proposal for the handrails that takes into account the origin of the old and the new damages.
In September, MPG will continue to work on our premises when its teams will replace the church roof.

We hope very much for this to be completed by Christmas, so that we can celebrate our candlelight service in a newly restored environment.

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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