The Walter Ashley Memorial Lecture Series
Jo Ann Ashley
The Walter Ashley Lectures presents world-renowned progressive theologians; people that would be unique to Atlanta or New York City let alone Hendersonville, NC.  The First Congregational Church, home of the lecture series, is pleased to invite you to hear this year's speakers.
Michael Dowd   October 26 & 27, 2013

"Ours is a time of space telescopes, electron microscopes, super computers, and the world wide web.  It is also a time of smart bombs, collapsing economies, and exploding oil platforms.  This is not a time to be literal about the lessons given to the goat herders, tentmakers, and camel drivers."?

Michael Dowd encourages us to accept, indeed to celebrate, the scientific, historic, and cross-cultural evidence as equitable and reflective guidance from God today.

Tickets are available in Hendersonville at the Opportunity House, Travel and Tourism Center, Laurel Park Wine Market, and at the First Congregational Church.  In Asheville you can purchase tickets at Malaprops Bookstore; in Brevard at the Highlands Bookstore. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact First Congregational Church at 828 692-8630 or email at