Author Wiley Cash will speak on Sept. 9

This year's Convocation Sunday speaker will help us to wrestle with our complicated social history around issues of labor, race, gender, the church and local politics.

Wiley Cash will deliver the Twitty Lecture on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall as we kick off a new season of Adult Education.

Wiley will also speak in the 11 a.m. Fellowship Hall service.

Wiley's latest book, The Last Ballad, chronicles the true story of a young mother struggling to provide for her family as a night-shift worker at the American Mill No. 2.  

Rev. Dr. Richard Boyce is the Dean at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte campus. He served for many years as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Belmont and the Mayor of Belmont in Gaston County, where the events of 'The Last Ballad' unfold. Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler is a Professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte, and is Director of the Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation at UPSEM.

Announcing our First Sunday Series for 2018-19

Walk a Mile of Faith in My Shoes: Journeys that Restore Hope in God and Humanity

Covenant members will talk about their unique journeys through difference and difficulty, resiliency and redemption as part of a series facilitated by local clergy, theologians and community leaders.

We’ll hear from multi-cultural families, widows, veterans and folks on a quest for understanding, empathy and cues on how to better care for our neighbors and those we love.