Millbrook Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., was packed this week with people who came to celebrate the U.S. holiday marking the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Attendees had a chance to listen to stirring music presented by well-known performer Ken Medema and to take part in prayers of lament and repentance offered by representatives of the CRC’s Office of Race Relations.

“We need to lament those things that cause our hearts to weep, things on this earth that are not always how we want them to be,” said Pastor Shannon Jammal-Hollemans from the Office of Race Relations.

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Chris Meehan is news and media relations manager for CRC Communications, and a member of Coit Community Church.