Water Watch Event

Many community folks turned out for the viewing of the documentary by Josh Fox titled Gasland, which reports about hydraulic fracturing around the country and it’s devastating effects on the environment. The movie was shockingly well-done, but then the credits did show that it was supported by donations from Robert Redford and Michael Fox, to just name a few celebrities. Also it was awarded the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Award – Special Jury Documentary. Even more surprising is that HBO is broadcasting the movie the entire year of 2011. Surprising, right!?

The film was shocking and extremely disturbing. Several folks who were unable to attend the viewing have requested another viewing. We will try to set a date for January or February.

The Raices Cultural Center did a fantastic job in hosting the event! We all enjoyed the appearance of Spook Handy, who played Gospel songs and demonstrated how these were eventually changed into protest songs. He inspired the entire crowd to begin to voice their own protests. The words, “No more fracking!”, sung to the tune of “Amen!” was quite a hit. Are we on our way to some new hymns?!

About Susan Kramer-Mills

Susan Kramer-Mills' journey as a pastor has led her to a variety of places. Before attending McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago she was a Volunteer-in-Mission for two years West Berlin, Germany. After returning to the United States and graduating from seminary, she returned with her husband Hartmut to Germany. From 1990 to 1992 she was campus chaplain and registrar at Naumburg Seminary in former East Germany. With the closing of the seminary she assumed the pastorate for the yoked congregations of Stoessen, Goerschen and Rathewitz in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. At the same time she taught Religious Instruction at two public elementary schools until 1998. During this time she was assigned six additional congregations to the original three. In 1998, she received a call as Associate Pastor to Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She served in that position until 2000, when she and her husband accepted a call as co-pastors to First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since April 1, 2004, Rev. Kramer-Mills has also been working part-time as Classis Minister to the Classis of New Brunswick.
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