Reverend Dr. Robert L. Gram, LCSW, Pastor

Welcome to the Hurley Reformed Church's web page. We invite you to come and join us in worship and fellowship in Christ's name.

Our mission is to serve Christ by serving our community and the world, inviting all people to share God's love.

Through our worship, education, fellowship and service we are to nurture God's people in their faith, develop their gifts of the Spirit and equip them to go forth and share the gospel of God's love in Christ Jesus.

To assure that this fellowship remains a vital force in our daily lives and in our community we faithfully commit the time, talent and treasures that God has entrusted to us.


Lenten Study

 Learning Opportunities in Lent

Dr. Gram has selected a wide variety of learning options during this holy period in order to appeal to those outside our church who may have particular interest in one or more of the subjects. Attend them all or one or two and invite your non-church going friends. The topics are atheist or agnostic friendly. Courses are Tuesday evening, 7-8:30pm, and repeated on Wednesday morning, 7:30 – 8:45am.


March 4 & 5: "General Jesus:  What Ministers Preached During the Civil War"  The class will focus on two sermons by eminent pastors --one from the South, and one from the North-- to show how their divergent understanding of slavery, State's Rights,  the pull of conscience, and “Just War Theory” shaped the course of our country's deadliest conflict.


March 11 & 12: "Competitors of Early Christianity”  In the early Christian era, religions like Mithras, The Great Mother, and Dionysius, among many others, competed for the hearts and minds of spiritual seekers in the Mediterranean world.  Philosophy, too,  had  religious and theological components and made devotional inroads, particularly among the wealthy, and literate.  The class will explore the theologies of  other religions in order to understand why Christianity outlived its rivals.  What were the particular social and cultural currents which made faith in Jesus of Nazareth particularly appealing?


March 18 & 19:  "How the New Testament Became the New Testament"   The class will explore how the early church picked and chose the books of the Christian canon.  What were the first books of Scripture to be accepted?  What were  the initial criteria?  What New Testament writings almost failed to "make the cut?".  Why were certain gospels, apocalyptic writings, and  personal letters rejected by the early church?  The class will also focus on feminist theologians, in particular,  who advocate expanding the canon to accommodate the wide-ranging diversity of Christian thought excluded by the New Testament.


March 25 & 26:   “Is Heaven Necessary? Perspectives on Suffering and Hope in Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.”


April 8 & 9:  “The Gospel of Matthew's Understanding of the Passion and Death of Jesus of Nazareth--From Palm Sunday to Jesus' Arrest”


April 15 & 16: “The Gospel of Matthew's Understanding of the Passion and Death of Jesus of Nazareth--From Jesus' Trial to His Burial".   All four Evangelists write about the events leading  up to Christ's execution. Each Evangelist emphasizes different aspects reflecting their unique theological take on the purpose and meaning of Jesus' final days in Jerusalem.  Matthew's theology of the cross will be compared to the other gospels to highlight his unique contribution to the earliest passion literature.



Christmas Eve Worship


O Come, Let Us Adore Him

You and Your family are invited to join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in our Christmas Eve Services:


7:00pm - A service of Carols and Candles to welcome the Light that comes in the Christ Child

9:30pm - We celebrate His birth with a service of Carols, Candles, and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper


Experience the Wonder in the beauty of the season 

as we join together in the sanctuary to welcome Him 

as the Babe of Bethlehem who comes to give us joy and

peace, this night and all year long.


Thanksgiving Eve


Come, Give Thanks!

“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.  For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.” (Psalm 95:2-3)





November 27, 2013

7:30 pm

Hurley Reformed Church

Handicapped Accessible



Photo Directory

The Lifetouch Photos have all been taken for our upcoming Photo Directory.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated by having their photo taken.

We are now in the process of compiling the updated info and photographing the last of the committees and activities to submit for set-up and printing.

We are all looking forward to the new Directory – we will keep you informed.

THANK YOU !         THANK YOU !         THANK YOU !

To each wonderful Church Member who helped with the check-ins for the photo sessions for our upcoming Photo Directory.   And Thank You to all the members that helped in other ways.

Debbie Tucker, Chair

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