Warmer Weather Brings Cleaner Church

Is this a true statement? Not if you omit the people who made cleanliness happen! We are a fortunate church in that we have such an active Women’s Guild. Monday morning, April 23th  was devoted to a clean-up of the kitchen and Fellowship Hall. The women helping were Erie Beemsterboer, Joan Fekete, Ethel Salamone, Cindy Betancourt and Susan Kramer-Mills.
They had lots of help that day: Jim Hance came in delivering soup for the lunchtime recital that week. Bill and Jody Cate and Bill, a colleague of theirs, volunteered for a third session of door painting. I still marvel at the way they chose our church for this temporary project. Is it not part of God’s provision when he sends us helpers without solicitation?

Last but not least, Julius Fekete put in yet another day at the Sexton’s House. The Bernhofer’s had brought Sheetrock over the weekend, and Julius started to put it up in the pantry of the Sexton’s House. This will conclude the winter episode of the broken sewer pipe and help preserve the old building. After all, it, too, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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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