“A Change is Gonna Come” is the theme of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus dinner at this year’s 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The dinner will be held at the Marriott Hotel near the Detroit’s Cobo Convention Center on Monday, June 16.

Keynote speaker for the evening is the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, director of the PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C. Music will be provided by  Parker Quintet with Opelton Parker featuring vocalist Roy Whitaker.

“The history and legacy of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus is a rich and significant one.  Our story is one that celebrates over 200 years of participation in the Presbyterian Church and represents a journey that includes mission, witness, challenge and vision,” states an introductory letter to the event. 

“The number of Black Presbyterians who are among those labeled as ‘the great cloud of witnesses’ are too numerous to mention but they have left their legacies, never to be forgotten.   Others who continue to share their valuable gifts and talents, both young and old, carry the torch into the future.”

Tickets for the gala are $60 and can be purchased through the General Assembly Meeting Service or by calling 888-728-7228, ext. 2417.