April 21, 2018
The Anniversary Prayer Walk will begin at 11:30am. We will celebrate the Founders of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church as well as the African American Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War who are buried in unmarked graves in Evergreen Cemetery. The walk will begin at the Presbyterian Church of Morristown (on the Green) and culminate at Evergreen Cemetery. Invite your youth group, co-workers, families and neighbors to o er prayers for those who are most in need in our community. This gathering will be an act of faithful support for the reconciliation that we seek in our community to forge relationships that will create a space for future discussions. Watch the video.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Celebrate Juneteenth, 1pm – 3pm on the Morristown Green, Morristown, NJ (indoors at the Morristown United Methodist Church if rain). Juneteenth commemorates when enslaved African Americans in the South nally gained freedom after the Civil War in 1865. See costumed interpreters from Union Troops and Colored Troops, make an Emancipation Day button, hear stories and songs of freedom from noted performers Kim and Reggie Harris, and learn more about how and why African Americans celebrated this holiday.
Discussion on Race and Community, 3pm – 4pm, Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown, NJ. Teachers eligible for Professional Development Credits through the Amistad Commission.
October 12, 2018
The AME Church in New Jersey: Reconsidering its Role and Legacy.
Dr. Dennis C. Dickerson, James M. Lawson, Jr. Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, and former Historiographer of the AME, will deliver a lecture on the history of the AME Church.
Dr. Betty Livingston Adams, recent post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University and author of Black Women›s Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb, will respond, placing the Bethel AME congregation into the larger context of AME history.
3:30pm – 5pm, Chapel at Seminary Hall, Drew University, Madison,NJ. FREE.
Low country Voices in Concert at Drew University. Low country Voices is a 501(c)(3) performing arts organization dedicated to performing standard choral repertoire to highest standards with special emphasis on African-American music, including Black gospel, jazz, and spirituals. The Lowcountry Voices focus on these genres as they were nurtured and per- formed in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Sandra Barnhardt, Assistant Director and Events Manager, is the daughter of one Bethel’s former Pastors, Rev. Sam Singleton (1956-1968)
6pm – 7:30pm, Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ (public/family-friendly) FREE. Tickets Required.
October 14, 2018
175th Anniversary Brunch. Join us at the Hanover Manor for Brunch on Sunday, October 14th. It will be a great gathering of elected officials, community leaders, former and current church members, staff , ministers and friends of Bethel.