Town Clock CDC

Town Clock CDC

Town Clock CDC

By Susan Kramer-Mills, Executive Director

Happy 2016! And it will be a happy and blessed one for the 10 women and (possibly) 6 children who we have identified as eligible to move into Dina’s Dwellings.

There have been a few delays. Frustrating as that is, it is devastating for some of our new residents, especially those who are living at friend’s apartments and are sleeping on sofas until Dina’s Dwellings is completed. Still, with construction and all that the construction crew had to address, our developer is still saying to us: “This is a miracle!” So, we are trying to hold the women’s hands and take it in stride.

Our Hope Chest Campaign has gone fairly well. We have received quite a few household items, such as: dishes, microwaves, bed sheets, homemade quilts, and some other items. Soon we will order what remains on the registry, so that we can set each apartment up with all new things!

At the end of 2016, we were blessed by several large donations from individuals. These will help us to pay for furniture, setting up our new office, and begin the programming for the new residents.

As we get closer to moving over into our “new” place, we have been having lots of discussions about how our organization will be changing. This is exciting and challenging. It has been such a journey…when you consider that we simply started as a “Building Vision Committee” of the church and are now completing a major project….What a trip!

So, you may be asking yourselves: When? When will the apartments be finished? Yes, we all are asking this question. Let me just tell you that we will be celebrating the Ribbon Cutting on February 11, 2016 at 3 pm. Hopefully you will join us for this grand event!



About Susan Kramer-Mills

Susan Kramer-Mills' journey as a pastor has led her to a variety of places. Before attending McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago she was a Volunteer-in-Mission for two years West Berlin, Germany. After returning to the United States and graduating from seminary, she returned with her husband Hartmut to Germany. From 1990 to 1992 she was campus chaplain and registrar at Naumburg Seminary in former East Germany. With the closing of the seminary she assumed the pastorate for the yoked congregations of Stoessen, Goerschen and Rathewitz in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. At the same time she taught Religious Instruction at two public elementary schools until 1998. During this time she was assigned six additional congregations to the original three. In 1998, she received a call as Associate Pastor to Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She served in that position until 2000, when she and her husband accepted a call as co-pastors to First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since April 1, 2004, Rev. Kramer-Mills has also been working part-time as Classis Minister to the Classis of New Brunswick.
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