Celebrating the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In mid-January our music director Ben Berman convened his growing Interfaith Rainbow Children’s Choir for a special worship service in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifteen children, mainly from New Brunswick’s Livingston School, but also from the great Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple on Livingston Avenue sang with us hymns and spirituals. We shared stories and Bible readings and enjoyed a beautiful solo by Zoe Lipkin, one of the children from Anshe Emeth. It was a happy occasion and one that made it clear: The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King is not just a historic treasure but an obligation in the present time.

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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