Town Clock CDC

Town Clock CDC

Town Clock CDC

By Susan Kramer-Mills, Executive Director

Quite Moving!

No joke! I cannot tell you have often the church’s green hand truck has been employed these past few weeks.

First we moved new furniture: Folding tables and chairs for the Conference Room, books from Susan’s old office, etc.

Then we moved donations, such as: clothing closets, clothes, various donations for our pantry.

Then we moved in California Closets for each apartment! The residents LOVE them!

Then we said good-bye to Elizabeth Dennin, our MSW intern. She was with us for an entire school year.

We moved nine residents and four children into Dina’s Dwellings and even have held two potlucks and an official resident meeting. The tenth apartment will be filled by June 1.

Tom Toronto, President of Bergen County’s United Way, one of our residents, and Susan were interviewed by the Housing & Community Development Network of NJ about the need for affordable housing in NJ. We were honored that they came to our offices for the interview.

We are excited about Erin Eckert’s Silver Project, which will establish a Library Corner in our Community Room for children and young adults. We are also seeking books for our residents. If you have gently used books to donate to any age, that would be great.

Our residents are regularly in need of a few items, which we hope people would be willing to supply: paper products – especially toilet paper and nonperishable foods: canned vegetables are great too!

Thanks for your continued great support of Dina’s Dwellings.

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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