DEEP Sabbath Preview

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On Nov. 16, Southern students will go to Oakwood University for this semester’s Diversity Educational Exchange Program (DEEP) Sabbath. The event’s theme is “Crossroads”, and will talk about the intersection of faith and culture in the Seventh-day Adventist church. 

The program will start at 11 a.m. with a church service. Southern theology junior Bryan Arvelo and Oakwood theology junior Kai’ Simmons Hodges will be the main speakers. This will be followed by a catered lunch and will finish with interactive activities about faith, cultures and beliefs.
“I really hope this year’s DEEP Sabbath will help students take one step closer to bridge the gaps,” marketing junior and Oakwood Special Events Coordinator Arion Mccullouth said. “We all have stereotypes about each other that are not necessarily true. I really hope that this year we can put our differences aside… and talk about things that make us similar.”  DEEP Sabbath is a once-a-semester event that started in 1997. It was done in an effort to help Oakwood and Southern students fellowship together. To sign up for transportation go to

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