DR. PAUL HAMMER, RETIRED CRCDS PROFESSOR, MARKS 66TH PREACHING ANNIVERSARY WITH SERMON AT MOUNTAIN RISE U.C.C.

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Dr. Paul Hammer will mark the 66th anniversary of his first sermon by preaching at Mountain Rise United Church of Christ, on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. Paul Hammer was Professor of New Testament at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School for 27 years before retiring in 1995. A Nebraskan and Navy veteran, his theological education was at Yale and Germany’s Heidelberg University. After 10 years as a seminary Professor of New Testament in Wisconsin and Minnesota, came to Colgate Rochester in 1968. 

Paul Hammer has been a member at Mountain Rise church for more than 30 years with wife Esther and daughter Elisabeth. He continues occasional teaching, preaching, and writing. As he preaches on March 16, Paul will also be celebrating his 88th birthday.  Mountain Rise United Church of Christ is located at 2 Mountain Rise, Fairport NY 14450.  ‎http:www.mtriseucc.org/