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The Dodge Poetry Festival, Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4:00pm

The Dodge Poetry Festival Present
Yusuf Komunyakaa
Tomás Doncker
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 4PM

Yusef KomunyakaaYusef Komunyakaa grew up in the deep South during the dawn of the Civil Rights movement. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam, where he was also a writer and the managing editor for the military newspaper, the Southern Cross. He began writing poetry several years after he returned to the United States. By 1979, at the age of 32, Komunyakaa had earned a BA, an MA, and an MFA, and had published two collections of poems, Dedications & Other Darkhorses and Lost in the Bonewheel Factory. The poet Toi Derricote wrote of Komunyakaa: "He takes on the most complex moral issues, the most harrowing ugly subjects of our American life. His voice, whether it embodies the specific experiences of a black man, a soldier in Vietnam, or a child in Bogalusa, Louisiana, is universal. It shows us in ever deeper ways what it is to be human." Komunyakaa won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Neon Vernacular. He is the Senior Distinguished Poet in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU.

Tomas DonckerNew York soul artist Tomás Doncker is a man with an uncompromising mission. He is determined to spread something he calls "Global Soul" on a worldwide scale. Inspired by numerous sources including East and West Africa and the Caribbean, Doncker describes "Global Soul" as "The sound of our collective conscious. The unified rhythm of heart beats creating a positive, spiritually uplifting force for good. Musically speaking it is not genre specific, but in fact genre inclusive. It is the best of what we have to offer to each other, from Brooklyn to Ethiopia, and every where in between."

Missionary Society Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:00am
Missionary Society Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Join the Senior Missionary Society for their annual prayer breakfast featuring a presentation entitled “What Would You Do if God was Here”.  This year’s theme is taken from Isaiah 6:8 – “Lord, Here Am I; Send Me.” Admission is free, but please call the church office to RSVP so that adequate provisions can be made.

Jazz Vespers - New Fall 2014 Line Up
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The Mid-Week Filling Station - Noon Day Service
Every Wednesday 12:00 noon

Come and join us in the Chapel with praises of songs, scripture, homily and testimonies. Prayers are offered for those in need, including the sick & shut-in. You will hear interesting stories about life experiences shared by all. Come once, and you will become a regular!

Searching for a New Career? Searching for a New Career?

Please be sure to visit the Career Center link here on the Bethany Website.  Whenever we receive information about job openings, we will be sure to post the details on that page. Good luck with your search!!


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