CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: Song and prayer filled the sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El Friday evening
during a Shabbat Service celebrating the life of Christian minister and activist Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Cantor Vera Broekhuysen and Rabbinic Intern Jennifer Stevens conducted the service,
which was held in partnership with Calvary Baptist Church, a long-time house of
worship for Greater Haverhill’s black community.

For more than 30 years, this annual event has been held at the Temple in partnership
with Calvary Baptist.

Taking part in the celebration of King’s life and legacy were members of the
Greater Haverhill Clergy Association, including the Rev. Alex Burgess of Bradford
Christian Academy; the Rev. Frank Clarkson of the Unitarian Universalist Church of
Haverhill; Pastor Donna Spencer Collins of Phoenix Rising United Church of Christ;
Sophia Lyons of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Haverhill; Loren Stevens, dean
of Upper School for Bradford Christian Academy; the Rev. Kit Lonergan of St. James
Episcopal Church, Groveland; and Calvary Baptist Pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Young.

Performing musical selection in honor of King were Calvary music minister Joe Devoe,
liturgical dancer Sheila Upchurch and the Calvary Baptist Church Praise Team; the
Bradford Christian Academy Chorus led by Gina McKeow; Cantor Broekhuysen, Jennifer
Stevens, guitarist David Fisher, and the Temple Emanu-El chorus.