Plugged In: African Diaspora and Friends Luncheon
This Luncheon is a celebration of the rich and diverse culture of people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent and their friends. All are welcome to experience this event which will highlight events and people in the history of African diaspora. Dynamic speakers, some powerful praise and worship and a fun fellowship. As well as, featured music from Africa the continent, the Caribbeans, to modern jazzy, hiphop, rnb, and gospel influences. Delight your tastebuds with some of the more commonly known dishes, like coconut rice, Koki beans, fried plantains, beignets, fried chicken, and a variety of salads, Moroccan, Caribbean and Soul food.
Everyone is encouraged to wear culturally influenced attire. If you don't have anything Afro-centric wear something that reflects your culture.
*Arrive on time
Prime Speakers for the event include:
Dr. Reverend Calvin O. Butts III
Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III has dazzled the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and the populace with his bold eloquence. Reverend Butts has positioned the church well in ministry of service, from pastoral care to community development. His distinguished service has prompted recognition with numerous honors and awards including one we are so proud of Generation Bridge Award presented by Soul Night Events. Dr Butts will tell you his best works achieved is his marriage to his wife Mrs. Patricia Butts, their three children and six grand children. Reverend Butt's continues to respond to his communities needs and those who know him are fond of his unusual directness and simplicity.
More Featured speakers will be announced as they confirm.
Soul Night's Love N Hope Gospel Brunch:
Enjoy a delicious buffet of brunch staples at Love N Hope Gospel Brunch on Saturday TBA 2018. All you can eat buffet. Hope, Love and Unity with inspiring speakers with live Gospel music full of expression to elevate, bless and push your boundaries of worship.
On the buffet Menu: All you can eat! Sliced seasonal fruit & berries with honey vanilla yogourt/Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Red Bliss potatoes/
Waffle & Pancake Station with 3 syrups & Fried Chricken, Green Salad & Mimosas
Michael White and True Praise will ignite the brunch soiree with an exhilarating performance.
Michael White, a Washington, DC native, emerged as a new gospel artist in 2006 with his debut independent release CONQUEROR. His latest project SING OVER ME; with his singers True Praise, is a captivating collection of live, free-flowing songs of worship, soulful contemporary gospel and old school church hymns.
Michael White is a passionate singer, prolific songwriter, gifted musician, and anointed Minister of Music. His songwriting prowess has yielded hits recorded by him and Gospel music’s most notable. Included is “Great and Marvelous God”, released on Troy Sneed’s CD MY HEART SAYS YE
Leslie Musoko is the author of Divinity Dawns and ELI and The House of Abba. His television debut came in 2007 as a speaker/panelist on CSPAN television in New York on the show ‘writing from an international perspective’. During this time he simultaneously attained success in the Telecommunications Industry over a 17 year career span rising to the position of Head of Optics for Thrupoint in Saudi Arabia in 2007.
Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a fan of gospel or not, a regular churchgoer or an occasional attendee!
PAST GOSPEL EVENTS:
In attendance was Reverend Dr. Calvin O Butts III and US Representative and Congressman Adriano Espaillat at Soul Night's Love N Unity Brunch, on December 9th 2017, affirmed without hesitation the divine power of Love and Unity. And, advocates with apt illustrations why we should all practice, and experience it in our daily lives. Rooted in in the Judeo-Christian principles of faith through Jesus Christ our Lord.
US Representative, Congressman Adriano Espaillat represents New York's Thirteenth Congressional District. He is the first Dominican-American to serve in the United States Congress. Congressman Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House of Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the House Select Committee on Small Business. He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Freshman Representative to the Democratic Caucus. He also serves as Chairman to the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing. Congressman Espaillat is a steadfast champion for working- and middle-class New Yorkers. And a proud father and grand father.
Thank you Spoonbread Restaurant for hosting this event for us. featured artist was the talented C. Anthony Bryant.