What’s Good About a Work Day?

Ah, there’s a good question! And there were many of us here at church on March 26th trying to figure out the answer. Well, the accomplishments of that day are easy to list:

– A clean fellowship hall and kitchen.
– A newly poured step outside by the playground.
– Progress in painting the walls of the rear stairwell in the Church House.
– A winter-cleaned cemetery.
– A reorganized Randolph Room after the winter-worship season.
– A leveled ground in the garbage corral.
– Safety plates over several light switches in the Randolph Room.
– Safety lids over electric boxes in the basement and in one of the organ chambers.
– A painted bathroom vanity and a painted closet door.

Do I need to list more? It was just incredible what we accomplished. But more than that: we had a Boy Scout troop led by Mary and Frank Eckert with us, thereby building bridges between the generations. We had the Property Committee work side-by-side with the Women’s Guild, thereby adding a fun competition to into the mix. And we had the feeling that, finally, spring had arrived, at least if judged by the fact that this was a tremendous spring clean-up.

So what was good about it? I guess all of the above. And so I can only say “Thank you” to all of us, who helped to make this happen.

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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