October 12, 2018
“The AME Church in New Jersey: Reconsidering its Role and Legacy”. Marking the 175th anniversary of the founding of Bethel AME in Morristown, NJ, 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. Dr. Betty Livingston Adams, recent post-doctoral fellow at Rut- gers 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.